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Wray Almshouses

Other OS name in the Parish of Ashby cum Fenby

Historical Forms

  • Alms Houses 1843 TA
  • 30 per Ann' payable out of certain Lands in Barnoldby-le-Beck in this county 1791 Terrier


, Alms Houses 1843TA , named from the Wray family, formerly lords of themanor. Note, There is in the said Parish an Hospital founded by the Lady Wray for six poor Widows or Widowers who have each a convenient appartment and £30 per Ann ' payable out of certain Lands in Barnoldby-le -Beck in this county 1791Terrier . Cf. also Wray lande 1577Terrier , wraye land 1601Terrier , Wray Lands 1662Terrier and Christopher Wray knighte 1577Terrier .