The Bequest of George Smithson of Aldborough

The Church of St Andrew, in Aldborough in the Diocese of Ripon has a board on the wall inside the church tower where the full text of George Smithson’s bequest is written.

The Bequest
George Smithson of Boroughbridge gave the Rents of certain Lands to the value of two Pounds per annum for ever to be distributed on Good Friday in ye manner following; Viz, £1 5s 0d to ye poor of Boroughbridge, 5s to the poor of Aldborough, 5s to the poor of Roecliffe and 5s to the poor of Minskip.

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