Bridewell Royal Hospital:
Minutes of the Court of Governors

26th June 1713 - 2nd August 1722

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Image 400 of 5585th December 1718

5th Decem 1718

Baron Mary petn for
Charity to lye upon ye Table}

Upon reading the humble Petition of Mary Baron< no role > widdow
Setting forth That her late husband Philip Baron< no role > was brought up
apprentice in the hospital and was an artsmar . above 36. Years
but by the General Decay of Trade and great Losses was reduced &
dyed very poor leaving the petr. without any Subsistance That S.
Robert Geffery< no role > then president and the Governor s in Compassion to
her Circumstances ordered her an appartment in the hospital where
She Continued many yeares till She was removed to make room for
an artsmar . That She has lost her Sight whereby She is deprived
of getting her Bread and has no Settlemt. and lately had a fall which
confines her to her Bed And praying the Governor. to allow her something
weekly or otherwise during her life which can't be long being almost
Eighty years of age. It is Ordered that the sd petition Do lye
upon the Table.

Boulter Jno< no role > : late Artsmr .
his petn. for Charity to lye
on ye Table}

Upon reading the humble Petition of John Boulter< no role > late one of ye
Artsmasters Setting firth That the Removeing him out of the hospital
has been his utter run and rendred him uncapable of carrying on any
TradeThat he has been Nineteen Months out of employment and
forced to Sell The Greatest part of his Goods & working Toolls at great
Loss for money to buy bread and what remained will be Seized for rent
consequently he and his wife must be exposed to the Street in want
of every thing being denyed a Settlement where they have lived near forty
years and cannot make a title to any otherAnd Praying his
Case may be heard and that Some expedient may be considered for his
releife It is Ordered that ye said Petition do lye upon ye Table

Gearing Hannah< no role > her
Export petnr. for Charity

Upon reading the Petition of William Dillingham< no role > and Elizabeth Pembaton< no role >
Executor of Hannah Gearing< no role > deced Setting forth That ye Testatise's Brother
th John Fonke< no role > deced having left a Great Legacy to this and Christ's
hospital The Governor of each hospital gave her 25 P Annum
for her life but She having been long Sub was reduced very low and
Sold and pawing many things about her upon which the Petrs. applyed
to the Governor . of Christs hospital who gave them Ten Pounds as
her ExecutorsAnd praying The favour and Charity of this Court
It is Ordered That ye said Petition be rejected

Ex & Kal.

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