Jemima Brown

Female 1776 - 10 Jan 1854 (age 77)

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  • Name Jemima Brown 
    Birth c. 1776 
    Gender Female 
    Note George Brown, esq., who died in October 1814, and who was proprietor of two-
    thirds of the manors Arkingarthdale otherwise Arkindale and the New Forest, built
    a school in Arkindale about a year before his death, for the education of all the
    children of that manor on the Madras system, allowing the master 441. a year
    in addition to the fixed stipend of 161. above-mentioned. Mr. Brown, by his
    Will, dated the 16th February 1811, devised his two-thirds of the manors and
    all his lands and hereditaments, formerly the estate of Charles Bathurst the
    elder and Charles Bathurst his son, in Arkindale and New Forest, Kirby Hill
    and Kirby Ravensworth, in the county of York, to George Welbank, William
    Sampson and Robert Clarke, esqrs. and Mr. George Alderson, upon certain
    trusts, for the benefit of his sisters Jemima, wife of the Rev. John Gilpin, and
    Dame Elizabeth Preston, wife of Sir Robert Preston, bart., and others of
    his family or relations; and by a Codicil to his Will, dated the 19th of Feb-
    ruary 1811, he gave to the said trustees in his Will named, the sum of 3,000l.,
    upon trust, as soon as conveniently might be after his decease, to pay and
    apply so much thereof as they should see necessary (for to their discretion he
    entirely submitted the same), in the building of two schools within the parish
    of Arkingarthdale, in such situations as in their opinion should be most con-
    venient for and best adapted to the education of the children residing within
    the said parish ; and upon further trust, to invest upon government or real
    securities, the residue of the said sum of 3,000l., which should not be so paid
    and applied as aforesaid, and to pay the dividends or interest thereof to the
    masters for the time being of the said schools, in equal proportions, as the sole
    and only recompence for teaching the said children; and he directed that the
    person or persons who for the time being should be seised of his two-thirds of
    the manor of Arkingarthdale, should have the sole conduct and direction of
    the said schools, and that they should as soon as the said schools should
    be inhabitable, nominate and appoint two proper masters thereto, and from
    time to time nominate and appoint others, as often as any vacancy should
    happen, and should from time to time fix and appoint the number of children
    to be instructed at each school, and make and ordain such rules for the manage-
    ment of the said schools as they should conceive would be the most conducive

    to the education of the children, to the improvement of their morals and for promoting christian virtue.

    Since Mr. Brown's death, Lady Preston's trustees having purchased the third of the two manors which had belonged to a different proprietor, the entirety is now vested in William Sampson, of Copthall-court, Throgmortonstreet, London, esq., Robert Clarke, of Stockton-upon-Tees, esq., Robert Welbank, of Tandridge, Surrey, esq., and William Bethell, esq., of Rise in the county of York; the two last named being substituted trustees for the purposes of Mr. Brown's Will. The trustees of the Will being advised that the bequest of the 3,000l. was void under the Statute of Mortmain, took no steps to carr the bequest into effect, but Mrs. Gilpin and Lady Preston and their husban have continued the school at Arkindale, upon the same footing on which it was supported by Mr. Brown at the time of his death.

    With respect to the two payments of 4 l. each for apprenticing a boy, or other purposes mentioned in the Will of Dr. Bathurst, we do not find that these sums have usually been specifically paid or applied; and in answer to our inquiry on this subject we are informed that the |. of the manors and estates have allowed to each of the respective schoolmasters at Arkindale and in the New Forest a house to live in rent-free, and also a schoolroom and some little land, and that the two sisters of Mr. Brown also supply the school at Arkindale with bibles and other books; and it is suggested, that thus, in fact as to the Arkindale school at least, effect is given to Dr. Bathurst's donation of 4l, and it is added, that the salary of the master at Arkindale and his house to live in, with some land, amount in the whole to 721. a year. It seems, however, to us proper and desirable, that the directions of Dr. Bathurst should be complied with as to the specific payments of the two sums of 41. each, and the application of them to the purposes mentioned in the Will, or such of those purposes as can conveniently be effected. The school at Arkindale was numerously attended at the time of our inquiry, there being occasionally 150 scholars. They are instructed in reading, writing and accounts, with the Church Catechism.

    The school for the children of New Forest is kept at Helwith in that district, and all children of the New Forest who apply are admitted, and instructed as free scholars in reading, writing and accounts; but the number of children attending that school is much less considerable, the New Forest being much more thinly peopled than Arkindale, which contains three villages, besides several scattered farms and miner's houses. 
    Death 10 Jan 1854 (age 77)  Sedbury Hall, Yorks Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Plaque in Arkengarthdale Church
    Person ID I92  Welbank1
    Last Modified 26 Aug 2020 

    Father George Brown,   b. Abt 1726   d. 15 Mar 1805, London Find all individuals with events at this location (Age ~ 79 years) 
    Mother Margaret Welbank,   b. 27 Jun 1737, Gainford, Durham, England Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 14 Nov 1776 (Age 39 years) 
    Marriage 6 Feb 1758  St Alphage, Greenwich Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Bride is of this parish. William, Jane and Mary Welbank are witnesses.
    Family ID F193  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Rev John Gilpin,   b. c. 1770   d. 17 Feb 1844, Sedbury Hall, Yorks Find all individuals with events at this location (Age ~ 74 years) 
     1. Elizabeth Gilpin
     2. George Gilpin-Brown
    Family ID F38  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart
    Last Modified 7 May 2020