Mary Warner almshouses, Boyton, Suffolk, England. Built in 1736 as a response to the charitable directions in the will of a 52-year old spinster, Mary Warner, the last of her branch of a well-known Suffolk family. Mistress Mary Warner, heiress to lands and property from several generations of Suffolk landed proprietors and merchants in the City of London.
Mary Warner intended the almshouses for six poor men and six poor women, each of whom was entitled to
"50 shillings yearly for suits of warm brown cloths. In 1802 four new appartments were added and the almspeople were entitled to a weekly stipend of seven shillings, a yearly allowance of two pounds fifteen shillings for clothing, two pounds five shillings for firing and one pound one shilling towards the expense of their washing. In the same year the nurse who cared for the inhabitants was given seven shillings a week as well as one shilling and sixpence for heating in the common oven."
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