Charity Commission Report 1838
The Government requested each town and parish to report on the charities that they managed as at March 1st 1838. In Hathern at that time the charities reported on were as follows:-
1 The Unknown Donor's Charity. This started in the mid C17th and by the time of this report consisted of 5 cottages in the village and a small area of land in Charnwood Forest, the income being paid to teach and apprentice poor boys. to teach 10 poor boys, and to provide dinner to tenants and calico to villagers.
2 Ralph Pratt's Charity. This was donated by will in 1607 and provides rental from property in Bermondsey London to be given for the relief of the poor people of Hathern forever.
3 Rev. Thomas Allsop's Charity. Donated by will as decribed on the table of benefactors in the church and provides rental from a farm near Uttoxeter to be given to the poor in penny loaves on various feast days.
4. Richard Allsop's and Benskin's Charities. As detailed on the table of benefactors in the church. Interest on amount donated to provide loaves on Christmas Eve to poor widows and widowers especially those having regular attendance at church.
5 Bartholomew Hicklings Gift. Hathern was one of several local villages to whom a bible is sent annually.
You can see the Hathern return here.