By Nigel Goose
According to fundamental assets and interviews with present citizens and up to date trustees, this good researched heritage strains the expansion and development of Doughty’s clinic, an almshouse in Norwich, England, whereas studying some of the philanthropic tasks and social guidelines in Britain as a complete. From the hospital’s beginning 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 principles and laws. With chapters at the 18th, nineteenth, and twentieth centuries, this account makes a helpful contribution to the historical past of social welfare.
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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. 89 The growth of philanthropy thus stood side by side with the development of formal, state-sponsored instruments for the relief of the poor, these twin responses to the poverty problem in the city – both public and private – often being administered by the town’s Corporation.
Pp. 25–6. , pp. 29–32. Medieval and early modern Norwich Norwich had emerged as an important textile town in the fourteenth century, and worsted weaving stood at the top of the city’s leading trades in 1525. 71 But this was by no means the only trade in the city. 74 Wealth and poverty grew side by side in early modern Norwich. Although trade in the city was increasing, Norwich – like other substantial towns – also experienced large-scale poverty in this period. In 1570 Norwich Corporation conducted a census of the poor in order to estimate the scale of the problem.
Whether it took the executors longer to establish the almshouse than Doughty had expected, or whether they were reluctant to relinquish control, is unclear. In either case, the change in administration was by no means a smooth one. 16 These threats 12 NRO, N/TC 63/2: Commissioners of inquiry into charities in England and Wales: twenty-seventh report, BPP 1834,Vol. XXI (225), p. 556. 13 NRO, Case 16a/25, MF 629/4, 6 June 1694. , 22 December 1694. , 23 April 1698. , 12 October 1698. 18 The licence, granted on 21 February 1698, allowed the Corporation to obtain lands at Wolterton, Erpingham, Colby, Wickmer, Ingworth and Blickling.