Boyton, or Begeton
The lordship of this parish was anciently the property of Sir Simon de
Mr. Kirby gives some account of the foundation and endowment of Warner's
almshouse in this parish, the revenues of which have greatly increased since his
time; so much so, that the trustees have been enabled to augment the number of
inmates to sixteen, and contemplate a still further increase.
By the last scheme approved by the Court of Chancery, the petitioners proposed
to increase the annual sum of £.10 to the
master of the charity school at Stradbrook, to £.15;
and to increase the allowance to each of the twelve poor persons in the
almshouse at Boyton, to 7s. a week; and to allow them
£.2 5s. each, per annum, for firing;
£.2 15s. a year each, for clothing; the
nurse who attends upon them to have the same allowance. It was further proposed
to add four poor persons (two men and two women), to the then number of twelve,
and to put them on the same footing, in every respect, with the twelve, with
divers additional expenditures consequent upon that increase, such as the
erection of new, or enlarging the present almshouse.
The Master was of opinion that the said scheme was proper to be carried into
effect, and that the said increased allowances should commence from the 10th of
The indenture of bargain and sale inrolled in Chancery, for the endowment of
this charity, bears date the 22nd June, 1736. Mrs. Mary Warner, of this parish,
died in or about 1743, when the almshouses were erected.
In the chancel of this parish church is the following inscription:
"Samuel Hingeston, A.M.
Forty-Two Years Rector of This Parish,
and Twenty Years Rector. Of Holton
In This County,
Died February 8, 1807,
He was second son of Robert Hingeston, A.M., rector of Great Bealings, and West
Greeting, in this county, and twenty-three years master of the grammar school in
Ipswich, and Katherine his wife, daughter of the Rev. Samuel Buli, rector of
Brarnpton, in this county.
Mr. Hingeston was of Caius College, Cambridge: A.B., 1750; A.M., 1756. James
Hingeston, his brother, was of Emanuel College, Cambridge: A.B., 1755; A.M.,
1758: was vicar of Raydon, in this county. He published, in 1771, "Discourses
upon the Covenants," 8vo.; and died March 30, 1777, aged 44.
Mem. A few years ago as some laborers were digging sand from a pit in
this parish, one of them found an armlet of very curious workmanship, in pure
gold; it was exhibited by Mr. Stothard, at the Antiquarian Society, and an
account of it was given in the Transactions of the Society.
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