Forty Shilling Day

Where: Formerly at Wotton, Surrey at St John the Evangelist's Church
When: Formerly on 2nd February


This charity dole ceased during the twentieth century but is included here because it is sometimes listed as current in books and on websites. William Glanville died in 1717 and left a bequest in his will to provide forty shillings for five boys if they could recite the Lords Prayer, Apostles Creed and Ten Commandments from memory standing at Glanvilles tomb at St John’s Church  on the anniversary of his death, February 2nd.

Photo by World of Oddy.