By Nigel Goose
According to fundamental assets and interviews with present citizens and up to date trustees, this good researched background strains the expansion and growth of Doughty’s health center, an almshouse in Norwich, England, whereas studying many of the philanthropic tasks and social regulations in Britain as a complete. From the hospital’s starting place on the bequest of the departed William Doughty in 1687 to its current , this list considers key elements of the hospital’s improvement, together with its citizens, employees, monetary administration, and principles and laws. With chapters at the 18th, nineteenth, and twentieth centuries, this account makes a invaluable contribution to the heritage of social welfare.
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Extra info for A History of Doughty's Hospital, Norwich, 1687-2009
21–48; Howson, Almshouses, pp. 77–108. Caffrey, Almshouses, p. 35. The bequest of William Doughty belonged, or ever had belonged, to the Church and – very sensibly – no land that was liable to flooding or subject to taxes to provide sea defences. It was the income from these rents that would fund the maintenance of the hospital and its residents. From these proceeds his trustees were first to deduct the charges of repairing the almshouse, and defray all their charges and expenses in executing the trust.
84 Quoted in Pound, ‘Government to 1660’, p. 53. 85 W. White, White’s Norfolk directory (reprinted by Redwood Press: Liverpool, 1969, first published 1845), p. 136; Pound, ‘Government to 1660’, p. 53. 86 NRO, NCR 24A Great Hospital Accounts 1601–9, 1665–6, 25F. 87 White, White’s Norfolk directory, p. 136. ; Jordan, Philanthropy, chapter VII. 21 22 A History of Doughty’s Hospital donors during 1480–1660, who between them contributed £177,884, of which over 43 per cent was devoted to the relief of the poor and social rehabilitation.
Clark and P. Slack (eds), Crisis and order in English towns 1500–1700 (Routledge and Kegan Paul: London, 1972), pp. 275–6. 72 Meeres, History of Norwich, p. 37. 73 Pound, ‘Government to 1660’, p. 46; Corfield, ‘Provincial capital’, pp. 287–95. 74 Corfield,‘Provincial capital’, p. 263; P. Corfield,‘Economic growth and change in seventeenthcentury English towns’, in C. , The traditional community under stress (Open University Press: Milton Keynes, 1977), p. 37. 19 20 A History of Doughty’s Hospital city’s English population – a total of 2,359 people – were recorded as unable to sustain themselves, and this figure did not include any poor Dutch immigrants in the city.