CHARITY TICKET A Ticket for the Choir, on Thursday the 5th May, 1774. 1774
A fine sepia engraved ticket set within a decorative frame. It lists the stewards, and has a note at the foot stating that 'at going into the Church a collection will be made for the benefit of the Charity'. 9 x 12cm.
¶Although the charity is not identified it is most probably the Charity for the Relief of Poor Widows and Children of Clergymen, founded in 1678 & still in existence today; the church may be St. Botolph's Aldersgate. The stewards listed include William Backhouse, Nicholas Fayting, and Robert Jenner who were all Court of Assistants for this charity. William Strahan may have been deputising for his banking partner Sandby, who was also on the Court. The names heading the list are those of the Prime Minister, Lord North, and the Lord Mayor of London, Sir James Esdaile.