St Andrew Undershaft - Workhouse Minute Book 1780-1801 p74
St. Andrew Undershaft} At a Meeting of the Committee of the Workhouse on Monday the 27th March 1786 at the George in St Mary Axe to receive the report of the State of the In and Out Door Poor.
Present Mr. Adcock } Church Mr. Taylor Mr. Kinnard } Wardens Mr. Flight Mr. Pettit Mr. Walter Mr. Stonard.
Mr. Bristow’s demand. The first Business of the Committee entred upon was Mr. Bristow’s demand for taking care of the Parish Engines amountg to £25.3. Mr. Goodall Clerk to Mr. Bristow attended & after taking the matter into Consideration it was ordered to be referred to the General Vestry.
Sealy……… Thomas Sealy applied for two Guineas to buy Tools to work at his Business of a Mathematical Instrument Maker. Refused & ordered to the Workhouse. Afterwards the Committee referred it to Mr. Kinnard to inquire of Mr. Hamlin if he would be security for the forthcoming of the Tools or Money in case Sealy became chargeable again. ~ At Sealys request he had an Order to go into the Workhouse.
Moorhead……. Robert Moorhead applied for Cloathing & he would be no longer chargeable, he alledged his own Cloaths were pledged for 12s. 7½d. referred to Mr. Kinnard to give him a Guinea to redeem his Cloaths & for his present support & be discharged from the Workhouse.
Parry……… Martha Parry applied for two Shifts. Ordered.
Baker…….. Susan Baker applied for Shoes. Refused. Being a Pensr
Wright……… Elizabeth Wright applied for relief to enable her to place her Children out. Referred to Mr. Kinnard to relieve her not exceeding one Guinea for Cloathing for her Children.