Croxton Kerrial & Branston Parish Council

Serving the people of Croxton Kerrial & Branston

Middle St, Croxton Kerrial.

Clerk: Janice Fletcher
The Sty, Piglet Cottage, 12
Middle Street, Croxton
Kerrial, Grantham, NG32 1QP

Tel: 01476 870768

Croxton Kerrial Charities

After amalgamation there are two remaining charities, which are open to residents of the parish of Croxton Kerrial only.

The Croxton Kerrial Charities Trust administers the charities and the committeee re-elected on 20 June 2019 was

Chairman Ray Ranns (Parish Council Representative)

Treasurer David Jinks (Church Representative)

Clerk Kate Evans (Parish Council Representative)

Richard Botterill (William Chester Representative)

Kim Ranns (Church Representative)

History and Distribution

The William Chester Charity

The will of William Chester was proved on 7th July 1703, leaving 68 acres and a farm known as Chester Farm Barkestone le Vale for the benefit of the poor in the Parishes of Barkestone, Knipton, Croxton, Buckminster, Burton and Harby. The income was to be divided into firstly, maintenance of the property, and the remainder divided into five shares. Barkestone, Knipton, Croxton, and Buckminster to receive one share each, Burton 2/3 of one share and Harby 1/3 of one share. The object of the will was to provide Bibles for children and to benefit the poor in the parishes.

The total amount for disbursement in 2018 was £1,775 for widows and families in need, being 117 each

The Edward Hallam Charity (incorporates the Ann Parham Charity)

Edward Hallam was a citizen of London but was born locally. The revenue from some money left in his will of 1683 bought land in Musson and the revenue was to be divided into six shares, 1/6 to the minister, 1/6 to children (catechised) and 4/6 to the poor of the parish.

Ann Parnham's will of 14th January 1837 left to churchwardens and overseers of the poor in the parish the sum of £250 to be invested and interest used to maintain her gravestone, and the remainder distributed annually to widow women in the parish

The The total income was £882 and disbursement in 2018 was: School £160, Church PCC £160, Priest in charge £160 and 15No payments of £32 to widows and families in need.

Combining the two charities Widows and families in need received £149 in 2018. As the total income after expenses is distributed yearly payments fluctuate based on the number of eligible recipients.