Spelhoe Hundred Northamptonshire Family History Guide

Spelhoe Hundred in Northamptonshire
Spelhoe Hundred in Northamptonshire

THE hundred of Spelhoe, or as it is variously written in Domesday Book, Spelho, Spelehon, Spelehot, Sperehot, Sperehou, and Spereholt, comprehends the town and borough of Northampton, and eleven parishes. It is bounded on the north by Orlingbury hundred, on the east by Hamfordshoe, on the south by Wymersly, from which it is divided by the river Nene; and on the west by Nowbottle Grove hundred; is of an irregular figure, comprising 17,538 statute acres, extending about nine miles from north to south, and four miles from east to west at its widest point.

Parishes Spelhoe Hundred

Abington, Northamptonshire

Boughton, Northamptonshire

Great Billing, Northamptonshire

Kingsthorpe, Northamptonshire

Little Billing, Northamptonshire

Moulton, Northamptonshire

Moulton Park, Northamptonshire

Overstone, Northamptonshire

Pitsford, Northamptonshire

Spratton, Northamptonshire

Weston Favell, Northamptonshire

Charities

THE CHARITIES OF SPELHOE HUNDRED, with the date of nearly each bequest, the name of the donor, the amount, appropriation, and annual value, as abstracted from the Reports of the Commissioners for inquiring respecting Charities, printed by order of the House of Commons. See the histories of the parishes for more recent bequests, and also for the present value of such of these as have increased or decreased since the Parliamentary reports were published.

NORTHAMPTON GENERAL MUNICIPAL CHARITIES, with their present annual value, under the direction of trustees : —

Date. Donor and nature of pift. To what places and purposes applied. Annual value.

1138. St John's Hospital (rents) ............ Northampton, poor ................. £986 0 0

1558. Henry Prior (rent) ..................... Ditto, poor .............................. 1 10 0

1562. Matthew Sillesby (rent) ............... Ditto, two poor widows ............... 45 19  0

1593. Ann Hopkins (rent) .................. Ditto, poor .............................. 53 11 0

1597. John Neale (rent) ..................... Ditto, poor widows ..................... 6 1 0

1597. Beatrice Ogle (rent) ................... Ditto, poor .............................. 4 0 0

1597. St Thomas Day Charity ............ Ditto, poor .............................. 26 10 0

1606. Thomas Crasswell (£50) .......... Ditto, the interest to be paid to a poor maid ......................... 2 10 0

1686. Ed. and Dorothy Pickering (rent).. Ditto, poor .............................. 10 6 8

1691. Richard White (rent) ............... Ditto, poor .............................. 84 15 0

1691. John Ball(£50) ........................ To clothe six poor widows ............ 2 10 0

1552. Thomas Chipsey (lands, &c.) ...... Grammar School ..................... 377 16 0

1669. George Norwood (lands) ............ Poor, and apprenticing boys ......... 46 0 0

Bugbrooke ................................................................................ 135 0 0

1669. Hyde & Evans ........................ For apprenticing boys ............... 90 0 0

1552. Sir Thomas Whyte (estate) ......... Loans of ,£100 each to deserving young men, 225 of which are  out 31st December 1870

Those under the management of the Church Charity Trustees are the follow ing, with their present annual value : —

1450. St Thomas' Hospital. (See page 146) ............................................ 1724 1 10

1450. Wade's Charity ........................ Minister, clerk, and sexton of All Saints ................................. 2 0 0 1703. Robert Ives (£100), £1 to minister of All Saints, and the remainder for clothes for poor women 500

1753. The Corporation School, various grants, including Freeman's and Acham's, the Earl of Northampton's, Pickering's, and Gabriel Newton's Charities  161 17 10

1735. Beckett and Sargeant's blue girls' schoolhouses and land ..................... 250 0 0

No date. John Allen (£200) ditto ............................................... 4 11 8

1731. Mary Palmer (rent) .................. Abington parish, poor ............... 2 0 0

1778. Stephen Hawke (£20) ............... Ditto, poor .............................. 1 0 0

1848. George Wortley Lovell (.£117) ... Billing Great parish .................. 4 1 2

1848. Almshouse .............................. Ditto .................................... 6 0 0

1547. Rd. Humphrey (lands, &c.) ......... Boughton parish, poor, repairing highways, and apprenticing children .............................. 35 15 8

1758. Earl of Stratford (rent) ............... Boughton parish, poor ............... 5 0 0

1776. Poors' Allotment .................... Kingsthorpe parish, poor ........ 13 0 0

1776. Several small benefactions ......... Ditto, poor .............................. 1 2 8

1776. The Maiden Hook (land) ............ Ditto, bread for wayfarers ............ 0 12 0

1749. Thomas Cook (land) .................. For support of Kingsthorpe School 20 0 0

1707. Dame Sarah Pritchard ............... For teaching two poor boys ......... 5  15 0

1707. Mrs Luffday (£100) .................. Moulton parish, bread for poor ... 5 0 0

1707. Four other benefactions of £5 each Ditto, poor .............................. 1 0 0

1711. Rt. Mills (land) ........................ Ditto, poor widows ..................... 1 0 0

1721. Sarah Edwards (£100) ............... Ditto, poor .............................. 4 0 0

1721. Donor unknown (land) ............... Ditto, poor ....................... ....... 2 10 0

1721. Earl of Stratford (rent) ............... Pitsford parish poor .................. 5 0 0

1721. Donor unknown ........................ Spratton parish, apprenticing children, church, poor, and highways 70 0 0

1704. Hy. and F.liz. Ekins .................. Weston Favell par., Charity School 9 0 0

1739. Thos. Green (land) .................. Ditto, schoolmaster ................... 2 18 0

1705. Gertrude Ekins ........................ Charity School, apprenticing children, bread for the poor, &c. 51 4 4 1705. Lady Holman (land) ................. Ditto, poor's close ..................... 26 0 0

Total .................. £4298 16 0