Receipts for stipends 1859

Among the memorabilia kindly given to us by Jerry Fearnley [Heath 1962–1970] are two receipts signed by Henry Gooch [Heath 1840–1861], the then Headmaster of the School, for donations of £120 from George Pollard to pay the stipends of ‘the Head and Second Master’ of the school for half the year.

George Pollard [1782–1866] was a member of the Pollard family who developed the Wheatley Dye Works at Dapper Mill, Ovenden, a magistrate and Deputy Lieutenant of the West Riding. He is described on the receipts as a Present Governor of the School but it is not clear whether these were personal donations or came from funds held by the Governors.

Two hand-written receipts for £120 from Henry Gooch, Headmaster, to George Pollard, Esq. for the stipends of the Head and Second Master, each affixed with a stamp
1859 Receipts