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SAINT GILES-IN-THE-FIELDS AND SAINT GEORGE, BLOOMSBURY, Vestry of the London Parishes of
[Proforma]
Proposed plan of managing and visiting the Heston Establishment. ... St. Giles and Bloomsbury, December 19, 1827.
[London]: printed by W. Smith, King Street, Seven Dials, [1827].
[2] p. ; 32.8 cm. (2°)

Drop-head title. A proforma statement dealing with the nomination of five guardians and the setting up of a committee of vestrymen to be appointed for the managing of the 'Establishment at Heston for Nursing the Infant Poor' under the Act (7 Geo.III.39): 'An Act for the better regulation of the parish poor children, of the several parishes therein mentioned, within the bills of mortality', 1767. The spaces for the names of those elected, and other variable details are blank. The Churchwardens and Overseers of the combined parishes of of St. Giles in-the-Fields and St. George's, Bloomsbury rented Heston House (Cranford Lane, Heston, Hounslow, Middlesex - demolished 1937) for use as a home for poor parish children under six years of age from 1827 to 1862. Rules, orders and regulations for the management of the workhouse;...and of the infant establishement at Heston were published in 1829. The historical connections of Saint Giles and Heston date from the establishment of the St. Giles' Hospital for Lepers in the 12th century with the benefit later of a Royal Charter from Henry II; its benefactions included estates at Heston. These were seized upon by Henry VIII but over time Saint Giles continued to hold a charitable interest in the site and in its obligations under the progress of the poor laws.

Copy Notes Inscribed in ink with docket-title 1828 / St. Giles Parish / Heston Establish- / -ment.

Binding Folded paper.

Reference Number 5829


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