The Morris Charity

Charles Morris died on the 10th December 1879, at the age of 94, and left a bequest for the benefit of Chitterne National School. Known as the Morris Charity, it was founded by will dated 26th January 1872 and proved 6th January 1880. The will states:

"I give to the Vicar and Churchwardens for the time being of Chitterne St Mary aforesaid the sum of 300 and I direct that the same shall be invested upon some of the Government Securities of the UK and that the annual income thereof shall from time to time be applied for the maintenance and support of the Chitterne Parish Schools so long as such schools shall be conducted according to the principles and be in union with the Church of England".
This bequest has since been amalgamated with the Michell Charity (Second Poor Charity).

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