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NEPTON DISTRIBUTION BARKING ESSEX UK

Nepton Distribution Barking Essex 2019 The Nepton Distribution takes place annually in late May or early June at St Margaret’s Church, Barking, Essex. Ann Nepton provided in her Will of 1728 a trust using a property in Dunning’s Alley, London which after the death of her son Joseph Green, would pass to the Company of Poulters, a London Livery Company to pay forever £40 per annum to the poor people of Barking in the county of Essex. The distribution takes place in the Church Centre, and is attended by the Mayor of Barking The rector of St Margaret’s and various dignitaries from the Company of Poulters. Names are read out, beneficiaries raise a hand and member of the Company of Poulters hand out the payment in a small brown envelope.  Finally the beneficiaries and dignitaries make their way to the Nepton Tomb, in the churchyard where a prayer is said and a wreath is laid.<br />
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The Newpton Distribution is the longest continually observed monetary charity in the country after the Maundy Money.
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NEPTON ANNUAL CHARITABLE DISTRIBUTION BARKING ESSEX
Nepton Distribution Barking Essex 2019 The Nepton Distribution takes place annually in late May or early June at St Margaret’s Church, Barking, Essex. Ann Nepton provided in her Will of 1728 a trust using a property in Dunning’s Alley, London which after the death of her son Joseph Green, would pass to the Company of Poulters, a London Livery Company to pay forever £40 per annum to the poor people of Barking in the county of Essex. The distribution takes place in the Church...
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Source: Homer Sykes
Date: 21 May 2019
Location: Barking ESSEX UK
Credit: Homer Sykes Copyright
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