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Sir Henry Fermor's Will published 12th Jun 1744Page 1 2 3 4

And I will that the sum of three thousand pounds shall be laid out in the purchase of Lands of Inheritance which when purchased I will shall be settled and assured to and for the benefit of the poor Children to be taught and educated in the said School from time to time so long as they continue Scholars there; the yearly rents issues and profits of the same to be laid out buying wool, hemp and books to be equally divided and distributed amongst them.

And I will that no Child shall be admitted to be a Scholar before such Child shall attain the full age of seven years nor shall any Child continue a Scholar in the said Charity School above the space of four years; such Children to be taught to read, write and cast accounts.

And I will that the number of such Children in the said School shall not exceed forty Children. Such children during the Ministry of the said John Boorder junior alias Fermor to be chosen by my Executors and the Survivors and Survivor of them from time to time and after the death of such Survivor by the Minister and majority of the freeholders of the said parish of Rotherfield who shall be present in the Vestry of the said Parish Church of Rotherfield and assembled on such motive as is usually given for meetings in the Vestry on parish business.

And I will that during the Ministry of the said John Boorder junior alias Fermor it shall and may be lawful to and for my Executors and Trustees and the Survivors and Survivor of them and after the decease of the Survivor of them to and for the Minister and the majority of the freeholders of the said Parish of Rotherfield assembled in the said Vestry as aforesaid from time to time as they shall think fit to remove any such School Master and nominate and appoint another in his place and also to remove any Scholar from the said School as they shall think proper.