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St Andrew-the-Great Church, Cambridge


Printed on a large board (about 6 feet by 4 feet) in this church is the following:

"Mrs Elizabeth Cook widow of Clapham in the County of Surrey by her Will dated 8th day of April 1833 gave and bequeathed to the Minister, Churchwardens and Overseers of the Parish of St Andrew-the-Great in the Town of Cambridge £1,000 stock 3 per cent Consols which was reduced by payment of Legacy Duty to £900 Stock in Trust and directed the appropriation of the Dividends and Interest arising therefrom in the manner following.

A sufficient sum to be retained for the keeping clean and in good repair the Monument erected in the Church in the memory of her deceased husband and Family and also for the preservation of the Stone laying in the Middle Aisle.

That £2 be annually paid to the Minister for the time being of the said Parish and that the residue of the said Dividend and Interest be equally divided on the 21st Day of December in each Year between five poor aged women of good character residing within and belonging to the said Parish and not receiving Parochial Aid.

Such poor women to be named by the Minister and Churchwardens and Overseers for the time being. £900 stock 3 per cent Consols was transferred into the name of the Reverend GEORGE LANGSHAWE Vicar, THOMAS HALL FISHER and MOSES BROWNE Churchwardens and WILLIAM METCALFE and JAMES IND HEADLEY Overseers all of the Parish of St Andrew-the-Great, Cambridge on the 10th day of December 1841."

Ken Whilde

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Originally published in Cook's Log, page 456, volume 9, number 3 (1986).

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