RepositoryLambeth Palace Library
Alt Ref NoLWC
Extent24 files
TitleLord Wharton's Charity
DescriptionThis collection consists of minutes, accounts and printed material. Mainly 19th-20th century.
FindingAidsCatalogue descriptions based on typescript list.
Descriptions available on the National Archives Discovery site <> as well as the Library catalogue.
CreatorNameLord Wharton Charity, 1692-
AdminHistoryThe Lord Wharton Charity was founded in 1692 by Philip Wharton, 4th Baron Wharton, who conveyed property at Syningthwaite and Bilton, West Riding of Yorkshire, to trustees. This was to be used for the purchase of bibles, catechisms, and other books for poor children in Yorkshire, Cumberland, Westmorland and Buckinghamshire.

Lord Wharton's Charity had a mixture of Church of England and nonconformist trustees. In the Scheme of 1896 there were 9 trustees, with the Church of England appointing 5 and the nonconformists 4. In the scheme of 1992 the Church of England appoints 4 and the others 3.
AcquisitionDeposited by the Lord Wharton Trustees, 1979. Deposit converted to a gift, 2017, and further papers added (including LWC 3A, 3B, 21, 22).
RelatedMaterialThe Library also holds in its printed book collection:
Bryan Dale, 'The good Lord Wharton: his family, life, and Bible charity' (London: Congregational Union of England and Wales, 1906) [Lambeth Palace Library H7260.W4(D2)].

Material relating to LWC acquired by Dr Williams' Library in 2000:
Further material at West Yorkshire Archive Service, Bradford:

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619Wharton; Lord; Philip (1613-1696); 4th Baron Wharton1613-1696
GB/109/17228Lord Wharton's Charity; 1692-1692-
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