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Records of the Drax Charity School

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Reference DCS
Covering dates 1534-1935
Held by York University, Borthwick Institute for Archives
Extent 27 boxes
Conditions of access Open
Creators Drax Charity School

By his will, dated 30th July 1669, Charles Read of Darlton established a trust for the free school which he had founded in Drax, and for the six almshouses which he had also built in the parish. £2000 was designated for the purchase of lands in or near Drax, to be transferred to six men of Drax, as trustees; when the trustees should be reduced in number to two, they should transfer the premises to six more men to act as trustees. The records of the Read charity have been subdivided as follows:
Papers relating to the establishment of the trust, and its constitution 1669-1846.
Deeds and papers concerning the appointment of new trustees and the conveyance of the trust estates 1674-1889.
Administrative records, minutes of meetings and correspondence 1794-1893.
Papers relating to Drax Charity School, its staff and pupils 1734-1880.
Financial papers 1755-1935.
Trust estates: Deeds and related documents, to property in Carlton by Snaith, Drax, Goole and Newland 1534-1916.
Trust estates: Surveys and valuations 1808-1882.
Trust estates: Correspondence and papers 1813-1883.

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