A History of Doughty's Hospital, Norwich, 1687-2009 by Nigel Goose

By Nigel Goose

In response to basic assets and interviews with present citizens and up to date trustees, this good researched background lines the expansion and growth of Doughty’s health facility, an almshouse in Norwich, England, whereas studying many of the philanthropic projects and social rules in Britain as an entire. From the hospital’s origin on the bequest of the departed William Doughty in 1687 to its current situation, this checklist considers key elements of the hospital’s improvement, together with its citizens, employees, monetary administration, and ideas and rules. With chapters at the 18th, nineteenth, and twentieth centuries, this account makes a worthy contribution to the heritage of social welfare.

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27 September 1704. , 17 January 1707. NRO, N/MC 2/3 Hospital Committee minutes, April 1708–April 1720. NRO, Case 16a/27, MF 630/2, 9 February 1717. NRO, Case 16a/26, MF 630/1, 29 March 1704; 19 March 1707; NRO, Case 16a/27, MF 630/2, 7 February 1712. 32 NRO, Case 16a/27, MF 630/2, 14 January 1713; 13 June 1713. 27 28 29 30 31 35 36 A History of Doughty’s Hospital was used, together with £600 from the Great Hospital, to enable the two institutions jointly to purchase property and land at Cringleford.

In 3 per cent stock (reduced annuities), in respect of this and a similar legacy to the Girls’ Hospital, the proceeds to be paid to him and his wife for their joint lives. In 1796, Mr and Mrs Vere both being dead, the stock was transferred to the Corporation. 41 37 F. Blomefield, Essay towards a topographical history of the county of Norfolk (Norwich, 1745),Vol. IV, p. 449. 38 NRO, N/TC 63/2: Commissioners of inquiry into charities in England and Wales: twenty-seventh report, BPP 1834,Vol. XXI (225), p.

NRO, Case 16a/35, MF 632, 5 March 1785. NRO, N/MC 2/6, 3 June 1789. NRO, Case 16a/36, MF 632, 8 October 1791. NRO, N/TC 63/2: Commissioners of inquiry into charities in England and Wales: twenty-seventh report, BPP 1834,Vol. XXI (225), pp. 557–8; Hooper, Norwich charities, p. 48. , p. 559. 68 As with all institutions housing a large number of people, there were sometimes disagreements. 69 The matter was brought to the Mayor’s Court in May 1700 and Thomas Thurloe and Edward Hilton were both dismissed from the hospital.

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