THE COURIER
Friday November 13, 1812

LAW INTELLIGENCE
COURT OF CHANCERY, Nov.11

THE ATTORNEY GENERAL v. THOMAS
CHARITABLE ENDOWMENTS

This case came on exceptions before the Court taken to a Master's Report, under an order of reference made by Lord ERSKINE, directing an enquiry into the state and situation of the Grammar school of Bosbury, in the County of Hereford, which was founded before the second year of the reign of Queen Elizabeth, and further endowed in the eighth year of that reign, with a salary or stipend of 8l. 4s. per annum for a teacher, who was to be a Clergyman, &c. Such continued to be the case till 1798, when the Reverend Mr. Williams died, and was succeeded by the defendant. The Master reported that the Bishop of Hereford had afterwards, in 1651, returned this as a Grammar School, and not as a Free School, which requires only reading, writing, and arithmetic, to be taught, whereas at a grammar school, the classics are to be studied. Exceptions were taken to the Master’s Report on the insufficiency of the evidence, that this was a grammar school not a free school. His Lordship was of the opinion, that sufficient evidence appeared to establish it a grammar school, and over-ruled the exceptions, ordering new trustees to be elected, and the trusts to be carried into effect. — Judgement for the Plaintiff.

From the Courier, No. 5,415. Printed and published in London.
Courtesy of Robert Lane.

Transcribed by
Barry Sharples, 2012


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