Tuesday 9 October 2012

A Wealthy Pauper

A WEALTHY PAUPER - A man named Lewis, who had been nearly a quarter of a century an inmate of the workhouse of St. Martin in the Fields, some time back became possessed of a funded property amounting to 300l. and upwards, but found himself so comfortable in the poor-house that he preferred reamining there, and handed over his dividends to the parish authorities for hsi support, the maximum allowed for such purposes being 1s. 7d. per week. In December last he died, bequesting various sums to the different parish officers; the doctor, Mr. Bainbridge, being appointed residuary legatee. He refused to leave a mite to any of his companions, with whom he never was a great favourite, and among whom he was called "Money Lewis."

Examiner, 18 January 1845

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