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By Nigel Goose

In line with basic assets and interviews with present citizens and up to date trustees, this good researched historical past strains the expansion and development of Doughty’s sanatorium, an almshouse in Norwich, England, whereas reading some of the philanthropic tasks and social guidelines 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 list considers key facets 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 beneficial contribution to the historical past of social welfare.

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XXI (225), p. 557. 39 Ibid. 40 NRO, Case 16a/31, MF 631, 16 August 1746; 24 December 1767; NRO, N/TC 63/2: Commissioners of inquiry into charities in England and Wales: twenty-seventh report, BPP 1834,Vol. XXI (225), p. 558. 41 NRO, N/TC 63/2: Commissioners of inquiry into charities in England and Wales: twenty-seventh report, BPP 1834,Vol. XXI (225), p. 557. 42 The eighteenth century witnessed an enormous rise in the amount of money devoted to formal, state-sponsored poor relief, total national poor law expenditure increasing by a factor of ten and per capita expenditure by a factor of six.

53. 83 BPP 1834 Vol. XXI, Commissioners of inquiry into charities in England and Wales: twenty-seventh report, p. 546; Hooper, Norwich charities, pp. 60–79; Norfolk Record Office (NRO) NCR 16A Mayor’s court book 1595–1603 fo. 399r; P. Griffiths, ‘Masterless young people in Norwich 1560–1645’, in P. Griffiths, A. Fox and S. Hindle (eds), The experience of authority in early modern England (Macmillan: Basingstoke, 1996), pp. 146–86. 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.

241–51. 90 Slack, Poverty and policy, p. 171. 91 N. ’, Social History, 31 (2006), pp. 469–87. 92 Report of the commissioners for inquiring concerning charities, 32nd report part I, 536–7;TNA, PROB 11, Cann 50, PCC will of John Winnocke, baymaker, of St Peters, drawn 1684, proved 1685. 93 Howson, Houses of noble poverty, pp. 109–10. 94 NRO, Case 16a/24, MF 629/2 Mayors Court Books 1666–77, 25 March 1677. 95 NRO, Case 20f/14, William Doughty’s Will, 25 April 1687. 1 This will, written in 1650, has much in common with that of the later benefactor of the same name, including an understated religious preamble which refers to his belief in ‘the resurrection and to be saved through the only merritts of Jesus Christ’, as well as a somewhat puritanical insistence that there should be no mourning clothes supplied to his children or to any others at his funeral, unless they should choose to pay the cost themselves, ‘nor any other vanity or vain expense’.

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