Broadstreet Ward. Mr. Kendricks Charities. 125

Broadstreet Ward. Mr. Kendricks Charities.

Maior and Commonalty and Citizens of the Citie of London, and their Successors for ever, unto the use of the said Hospitall, to be imployed as aforesaid.

Provided alwaies, that the said fifty Pounds a Yere, bee yeerely paid unto my said Sister Anna Newman, during her naturall Life: And after her decease, to the charitable Uses aforesaid.

Payment to his Sister during her natural Life.

Moreover, my Will and Meaning is, as also my Trust and Confidence in the said Maior and Burgesses of the Town of Reading is, that with another competent part of the said Summe of seven thousand five hundred Pounds, so by me devised as aforesaid; they the said Maior and Burgesses shall buy and purchase unto them and their Successors for ever, a faire Plot of Ground, within the said Town of Reading, or the Liberties thereof. And thereupon shall erect and build a strong House of Bricke, fit and commodious for setting the Poor on work therein: Or else shall buy and purchase such an House, being already built, if they can finde one already fitting, or that may with a reasonable Sum be made fit for the said use. The same House to have a faire Garden adjoyning, and to bee from time to time kept in good and sufficient Reparations, by the said Maior and Burgesses for the time being, for ever. Which House and Garden, my Will is, shall be used and occupied by such as the said Maior and Burgesses, and their Successors from time to time for ever shall appoint and ordaine, for the imploying and handling of the Stocke of Money, by mee hereby left and devised to that purpose.

A house to be purchased for setting the poore to worke.

The house is to have a Garden thereto adjoining.

Imploying and using the Stock of Money.

And my Will and Meaning is, that the said Lands and Hereditaments of the yeerly value of fifty Pounds, and also the said House and Garden, being bought and purchased as aforesaid, with parcell of the said Summe of seven thousand five hundred Pounds: Then the whole residue and remainder of the same seven thousand and five hundred Pounds, shall make and be a common Stocke, to be imployed and bestowed in Trades of clothing; either in making of coloured Clothes, or White, as the time shall require. And also in working of Wooll, Hemp, Flax, Iron, grinding of Brazill Woods, and other Stuffes for dying, or otherwise, as to the said Maior and Burgesses aforesaid, and their Successors for ever shall seeme meet and convenient, for the Imployment of poor People, and for the preservation and increase of the said common Stock.

How the remainder of the Money is to be imployed for a common Stock.

And the said Maior and Burgesses, and their Successors for ever, shall have the election, placing and ordering, as also the displacing (if cause bee) of all and every Person and Persons, to bee imployed in the handling and husbanding of the common Stock in the House aforesaid: According to their the said Maior and Burgesses good Discretion, from time to time for ever.

For handling and husbanding the common Stock in the house.

Wherein yet my desire is, that they shall prefer the Poore of the said Town to the said Worke and Imployment; before others of other Places.

And for the performance of these Premisses, my Will is, that the Summe of seven thousand and five hundred Pounds, before (for this end) by mee bequeathed to the said Maior and Burgesses, or their Successors: Shall be paid unto them or their Successors, in manner and forme following; that is to say, two thousand Pounds thereof at the end of one Yeere next after my decease: Other two thousand Pounds thereof, at the end of two yeeres, next after the Day of my decease. And the residue of the whole Sum, being three thousand and five hundred Pounds, at the end of three yeeres next ensuing, after and from the Day of my decease.

In what manner the 7500 pounds is to be paid.

But if it shall happen (as my Trust is it will not) that the said Maior and Burgesses, or their Successors, shall neglect, omit or faile to performe the Premisses, according to my Will and Meaning above declared; or shall misimploy the said Stocke, contrary to the true intent and meaning of this my Device and Disposition, for the good of the Poore, and their honest imployment and maintenance as aforesaid; and that such their neglect shall continue at any time, by the space of one whole Yeere together: Then my Will and Meaning is, that my said whole Legacy of seven thousand and five hundred Pounds, and every part and parcell thereof, shall be thence utterly void, frustrate and of none effect, as to, for and concerning the said Maior and Burgesses and their Successors; and as to, for and concerning the Uses thereof before limitted and expressed. And that the said whole common Stocke, shall bee by them the said Maior and Burgesses, and their Successors for the time being; forthwith paid unto the Maior and Communalty and Citizens of the City of London, to the use of Christs Hospitall in London, according as I have above devised and disposed, touching the revenue of fifty Pounds a Yeere for ever, first bequeathed to the Use and Reliefe of the poore People of the Towne of Reading.

For misimploying the Stock contrary to the Doners Will.

His intent for London upon their failing.

As also my Will and Meaning is, that in this case of Non-performance by the said Maior and Burgesses, the House and Garden to be purchased in Reading, as aforesaid: Shal be by the said Maior and Burgesses, and their Successors, conveyed and made over by their Deed sufficient in Law, unto the said Maior and Communalty and Citizens of the City of London, and their Successors for ever, to the like use of Christs Hospitall in London, as aforesaid.

Concerning the house and Garden at Reading devised.

Item, I give and bequeath to the Maior, Aldermen and Burgesses of the Towne of Newbury in the County of Berks (I meane the Body corporate of the same Towne) the Summe of foure thousand Pounds, to buy and purchase therewith a commodious House, and Garden within the same Towne, or the Liberties thereof; to set the Poore on worke. And with the residue of the same Summe, to make a common Stock, for the Imployment of the Poore in the said House; according to the good Discretion of the said Maior, Aldermen and Burgesses from time to time for ever. And according to my meaning before declared, in the devising of the Summe of seven thousand and five hundred Pounds, to the Maior and Burgesses of the Towne of Reading, to the like use.

For purchasing a House and Garden at Newbery to set the poore on worke.

But my Will and Meaning is, that if it shall happen (which I trust will not) that the said Maior, Aldermen and Burgesses of the Towne of Newbury, or their Successors, shall neglect or faile to performe my Trust and Meaning, hereby committed unto them, or shall misimploy the said Stocke, contrary to my good intent to the Poore before declared, by the space of one whole Yeere (at any time) after my said Legacy shall be paid unto them: Then my Will and Meaning is, that my said whole Legacy of foure thousand Pounds, and every part and parcell thereof, shall thenceforth be utterly void, and of none effect, as to, for and concerning the said Maior, Aldermen and Burgesses of the Towne of Newbury, and their Successors for ever. And that the said whole common Stocke, be by them the said Maior, Aldermen and Burgesses of Newbury, and their Successors for the time being, forthwith paid over unto the Maior and Burgesses of the Towne of Reading in the same County. To be

For neglect and misimployment of the Stock committed unto their trust.

Returned over to Reading and imployed to the Use of the poore there.

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