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PostPosted: Mon May 07, 2007 2:10 pm 
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The Times, Friday, Nov 20, 1885; pg. 12
WILLS AND BEQUESTS

The will (dated March 17, 1885) of Mr. Abraham Altham, late of Burnley, Lancashire, tea merchant, who died on July 28 last, at Oakley, Reedley Haltons, near Burnley, was proved on the 31st ult. By James Holgate, William Armistead, and John Hudson, the executors, the value of the personal estate amounting to over £64,000. The testator directs his trustee’s, if he has not done so in his lifetime, to pay the cost out of pure personality of erecting a Chapel in Burnley Street and Guildford Street, Brierfield, on land already taken by the trustees of Haggate Baptist Chapel; and he bequeaths, if he has not given such sums in his lifetime, £500 towards erecting a children’s ward at the Victoria Hospital, Burnley, and £500 to the endowment fund of the said hospital. To his wife he leaves £1,000 per annum until his youngest child attains 21, or, if a daughter, attains that age or marries, and then £800 per annum for life; and she is to have the use, for life of his mansion house, Oakleigh, with the furniture and effects. There are many other legacies, including some to the institutions carried on in connexion with the Baptist Chapel at Burnley. He also bequeaths, until his eldest son attains 30, out of the profits arising from certain businesses carried on by him, one per cent. Per annum to his wife to apply to charitable purposes; two per cent per annum to his trustees to apply in a like manner, preference being given to poor widows and orphans; two per cent. Per annum to the Girls Orphanage founded by the Rev. C.H. Spurgeon; two per cent. Per annum to the orphanage founded by Mr. George Müller, at Ashley Down, Bristol; and two per cent. Per annum to Dr. Barnardo’s Home for Destitute Boys and Girls, London. The residue of his real and personal estate he leaves, upon certain trusts, for his children. Provision is made for his sons, on the eldest attaining 30, carrying on his business, and there are many other special provisions and directions.

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1885 – ALTHAM Abraham – 31 October the will of Abraham Altham, late of Burnley in the County of Lancaster, tea merchant who died 28 July, 1885 at Oakleigh in the township of Reedley Hallows, near Burnley. Was proved at the Principal Registry by James Holgate of 3 Elm Street, Burnley, General Manager, William Armistead of 36 Belvedere Road, Burnley, cashier and John Hudson of 7 Devonshire Road, Burnley, Fruit preserver, the Executors. Personal Estate £64,164. 13s. 5d.


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David Barker brought this link to my attention http://www.jacknadin2.50megs.com/about.html
It talks quite a bit about Abraham and Haggate.

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History of the Oaks Hotel or 'Tay-pot Hall'.

The building we now know as the Oaks Hotel has an interesting history. It was built, not as council offices, but a private house for Abraham Altham JP, founder of Altham's Trours, the travel firm which is still based in Burnley and has agents throughout North-East Lancashire.

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1914 Barretts Directory

Altham Abraham, Ltd., tea merchants, Market Buidings. Tel. 17 ;
Branches: 18 Howe Street, Market Place, 29 Oxford Road, 136 Colne Road, 123 Padiham Road;
warehouse, 11 & 13 Red Lion Street

Altham Abraham, Ltd., Tourist and Excursion Agents, 31 & 33 Market Street. Tel. 179

Altham Peter Holgate (A. Altham, Ltd) ; h. Reedley Hall ; Tel. 792


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