A Brief History of the Hospital of St. John Baptist, Bath; With a Memoir of the Founder, Bishop Fitz-Jocelyn

9781235799662: A Brief History of the Hospital of St. John Baptist, Bath; With a Memoir of the Founder, Bishop Fitz-Jocelyn
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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated.1886 Excerpt: ... arrangements, securing to the inmates every comfort in their several apartments, with the advantage of a well-kept, trim little pleasure garden for air and exercise. At present there are ten inmates: six females and four men, to each of whom an allowance of fourpence a day is made, not for their maintenance, but by way of assistance. The maximum period is two months, during which time they have the use of the bath on the spot, under the advice and direction of Dr. Fox, a skilful physician; and the establishment is most carefully conducted by Mrs. Elliott, the matron, who receives a stipend of £35 annually. HOSPITAL OF ST. JOHN BAPTIST. Reginald Fitz-Joceline, successor to Bishop Robert, animated by the spirit of humanity and Christian charity, founded another hospital in the Hot and Cross Bath, for the benefit of the sick and aged poor; dedicated it to St. John the Baptist; and endowed it with lands and tenements in Bath and its vicinity, and with a tithe of the hay of all his episcopal demesne lands. To these donations Walter the prior and the monastery of Bath added a tithe of hay of the demesnes of the monastery, and a tithe of all the bread, cheese, and flesh that should be consumed in the same, and in the house of the prior; and were rewarded by the bishop for their liberality by having the institution and its concerns placed under their management and control. But the hospital' being thus separated from the see of Bath and Wells, the subsequent Bishops of that diocese began to feel an inconvenience, from the circumstance of an establishment not connected with the see gathering a tithe upon their demesnes; and accordingly, in the early 1 The following note, we think, should not be omitted, because it gives a faithful account of the building, and o...

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