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c 1875Part of the 6 inch to 1 mile map of Sussex produced in 1875 by Ordnance SurveyPound Farm

3rd Apr 1881CensusWilliam Hope, M, Head, widowed, age 62, born Buxted, employs 4 labourers; occupation: farmerWilliam Hope, farmerPound House1881 Census
Framfield, Sussex
Ebenezer Hope, M, Son, married, age 21, born Framfield; occupation: blacksmith journeymanEbenezer Hope
Grace Hope, F, Wife (Daur In Law), married, age 25, born FramfieldGrace Hope
Mable E. Hope, F, Daur (Grand), age 5 m, born FramfieldMable E. Hope
Ephraim Hope, M, Brother (Son), single, age 18, born FramfieldEphraim Hope
Fanny Ganton, F, Visitor, single, age 18, born Framfield; occupation: dressmakerFanny Ganton
Charity Wood, F, Visitor, married, age 23, born CuckfieldCharity Wood
William Wood, M, Visitor, age 11 m, born UckfieldWilliam Wood

1882Directory entryMartin & Burton, farmers, Pound farm, res. BuxtedPound farm, res. BuxtedKelly's Directory
Robert Smith, by will dated August 20th, 1719, bequeathed a sum 0f £200 to the vicar, and churchwardens for the time being, "In trust to be invested on land security and the proceeds to be divided into two equal moieties, one moiety to be devoted to the education of the poor of the parish, and the remaining moiety, after deducting £1 for a charity sermon, to be distributed in the form of a Christmas dole": in compliance with the above trust, the said sum was invested in the purchase of land known as Pound farm, in which the Rev. Thomas, Wharton, vicar of the parish had some interest, which interest, by will dated December y, 1764, he devised for like charitable purposes as the benefaction of Mr. Smith: subsequently, however, the employment of the said sum of £200 in such purchase being held a departure from the intention of the testator, Mr. Smith, Pound farm was directed to be valued and sold, and the proceeds re-invested: accordingly, Pound farm was valued at, and sold for, the sum of £972 18s , which being afterwards increased to the sum of £1,000, was placed on mortgage at 4 1/2 per cent. yearly, at which it now stands, and by the proceeds of which, less income tax, the above benefactions :are, now represented, amounting to £20 yearly for educational purposes and £19 for the, general uses of the poor. Dame Margaret Ayloff, by will bearing date June 7, 1796, bequeathed the sum of £200 stock, in trust, to, be applied for similar purposes, Mrs. Wright, of Uckfield, bequeathed the sum of £200 3 per cent. stock, in trust, for like purposes. The Rev. John Thompson, vicar of Framfield, by will dated March 14, 1827, bequeathed the sum of £200 4 1/2 per cent in trust, for like purposes. Mrs. Thompson, the widow of the above, by will dated March 30, 1835, bequeathed the sum of £200 3 1/4 per cent. stock, to provide clothing to the poor. The aggregate yearly sum produced by these charities for education is £28 14s. and for distribution £27 14s.

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