People, Property and Charity

Plan of the Company's Islington Estate from the Treswell plan book
The Company recently funded a one-year fellowship to research the history of the Company’s benefactors, charities and properties between the years 1528 and 1688.
 
Watercolour of an effigy of Robert Parkhurst on his burial monument in GuildfordEntitled ‘People, Property and Charity’, the project was a collaboration with the Centre for Metropolitan History at the Institute of Historical Research.  A project website with biographies of the Company’s benefactors and a gazetteer of properties the Company acquired and maintained for charitable purposes can be accessed here.