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From: "Stephen Mawson" <>
Subject: Re: [WRY] John Harrison Trust
Date: Thu, 13 Dec 2001 13:14:14 -0000
I think you may find that John Harrison was also one of the benefactors of
Leeds Grammar School and that one of the school houses is named after him.
In about 1624 he paid for new premises for the school. I know no more than
this but an approach to the school may produce some further information.
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From: "qandrewloughran" <>
Sent: Thursday, December 13, 2001 12:16 AM
Subject: [WRY] John Harrison Trust
> >From Andrew in Sheffield
> I posted the following message on the YORKS-GEN page a few weeks ago
> The John Harrison Charity Trust
> > Also known as Harrison's Charity.
> > John Harrison was Lord Mayor of Leeds in 1634.
> > He was a rich merchant who donated much of his wealth to the needy
> > and also built the church of St John in Leeds.
> > He had no children but established a fund to help finance the education
> > of descendents of his sisters Grace & Edith Harrison.
> > In the 1950's this Charity was administered by the Trustees. Clerk to
> > Trustees was J ROBINSON, Midland Bank Chambers, Market Place, Dewsbury.
> > Grants were originally available for students at Huddersfield Technical
> > College, Lawnswood Girl's High School, Leeds Boys Modern School,
> Wheelwight School.
> > However this was restricted to the first named during the 1950's.
> > Certain members of my family (COPLEY) qualified for this grant
> > that John HARRISON could be an ancestor of mine.
> > If anyone knows where the records of the Harrison Trust are kept, or
> perhaps has received some benefit from the Charity in the past, then I
> would very much like to
> > hear from them.
> > Do the Midland Bank Chambers in Market St., Dewsbury still exist?
> Since posting the message I have heard from several descendents of John
> Harrison and I have located
> some of the registers.
> I would like to hear from anyone with an interest in the Charity.
> Please note that there is no longer any money available for descendents -
> all vanished a long time ago.