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February Document of the Month

20.02.04 Document of the month  

Our February Document of the Month is a selection of documents from a rather romantically focused charity, the Charlton Endowment Charitable Trust. It was established in 1792 according to the wishes of  Thomas Charlton to assist Protestant working class couples of Meath and Longford to marry.

The documents selected reflect the applications and the supporting records presented to the trustees when requesting financial support. The collection is particularly invaluable for genealogical purposes especially for those with descendants from Meath and Longford.