Wednesday, March 3, 2010

"many poor distressed ... Quaquers"

In the long and complex will of Richard Moss, of Mobberley, Cheshire, 1683, published in Volume 40, Issue 3, March 2010 Cheshire Ancestor, the quarterly Journal of the Family History Society of Cheshire, we read his will which includes the following:
Item takeinge into consideration the great afflictions and sufferings of many poor distressed people in this nation commonly called Quaquers, itt is my will and mind and I doe hereby give and bequeath to such of them in Cheshire as are thought ffitt objects of charity the sume of One Hundred pounds And to such of them in and about London the sume of Two Hundred pounds the same to be given to such pson and psons for the uses afore said in such sort and manner and att such time and times as my Excrs hereafter named and ye aforesaid Mr Nicholas Andrews shall think ffittinge.
£100 in today's pounds would be £8,300 or $13,000 to the Quakers in Cheshire. Is this the funding of George's passage to America? Just a thought.

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