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London Metropolitan Archives



Reference code(s): GB 0074 A/CHM

Held at: London Metropolitan Archives


Date(s): 1829-1968

Level of description: Collection

Extent: 3.41 linear metres

Name of creator(s): Cholmondeley Charities


Administrative/Biographical history:

The Charities derive from the will of George James Cholmondeley, who died in 1830; thereafter action was taken in Chancery ensured that the interests of both family and Charities were safeguarded. The trustees of the Charities were the Archbishops of Canterbury and of York, and the Bishop of London.

Several 'classes' of grant or donation were provided - for postmasterships at Merton College, Oxford, to clergy and to widows and daughters of clergy, for exhibitions for sons of clergy, for apprenticing sons of clergy, for the education of daughters of clergy for teaching, to the Clergy Orphan Corporation to National and Infant Schools and to charitable institutions in London. Allocation of funds to these 'classes', or the range of the 'classes', was varied from time to time by deed under the hands of the trustees.

In 1963 the Charity Commissioners ordered a new scheme with an additional trustee, and in 1965 a further scheme with new trustees - the Corporation of the Sons of the Clergy, founded in the 17th century with similar objectives, with which the Cholmondeley Charities already had a close link. Towards the end of the 19th century the Treasurer of the Cholmondeley Charities had been the Registrar of the Corporation; in 1917 his son succeeded as Treasurer but not as Registrar, and the two administrations were separated. In 1949, however, on the death of the then Treasurer, the Registrar of the Corporation was appointed Treasurer, and on the resignation of the Secretary of the Cholmondeley Charities at the beginning of 1970, the administrations again became one, and the funds merged.


Scope and content/abstract:

Records of the Cholmondeley Charities, including deeds establishing and regulating Charities; minutes; correspondence; financial accounts; petitions; registers of applications; registers and lists of grants.


Language/scripts of material: English

System of arrangement:

A/CHM/01: Corporate Records; A/CHM/02: Finance; A/CHM/03: Petitions; A/CHM/04: Related records.

Conditions governing access:

These records are available for public inspection, although records containing personal information may be subject to access restrictions.

Conditions governing reproduction:

Copyright to these records rests with the depositor.

Physical characteristics:


Finding aids:

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Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition:

Deposited by the Corporation of the Sons of the Clergy in the Greater London Record Office, 1 February 1971.


Related material:

See A/CSC for the records of the Corporation of the Sons of the Clergy.

DESCRIPTION NOTES Rules or conventions: Compiled in compliance with General International Standard Archival Description, ISAD(G), second edition, 2000; National Council on Archives Rules for the Construction of Personal, Place and Corporate Names, 1997.

Date(s) of descriptions: June to August 2010.

Charitable trusts | Charities | Charitable organisations | Associations | Organizations
Charities administration | Charities | Charitable organisations | Associations | Organizations
Charity accounts | Charity records | Documents | Information sources
Clergy | Religious groups
Poor relief | Social welfare
Nonprofit organizations

Personal names

Corporate names
Cholmondeley Charities

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