The Pemberton Almshouses
16 page illustrated booklet
2005, ISBN 0 90119 16 6
The Introduction of this booklet reads: Having published the book "St Albans 1650-1700: A Thoroughfare Town and its People" the Seventeenth Century Research Group of the St Albans & Hertfordshire Architectural & Archaeological Society is continuing its research by examining family histories and specific aspects of life in St Albans at that time.
Reading the will of Roger Pemberton, the authors of this booklet were fascinated by the meticulous detail with which he laid down the terms of his bequest of the almshouses in St Peter's Street. When Roger died in 1627 he bequeathed the land, in what was then known as Bowgate, and funds for the building of almshouses for the occupation of six poor widows. Would it ever have crossed his mind that the houses he envisaged would still be in use, very little changed and occupied by similar residents, 400 years later?
Contents: The Almshouses; The Pemberton Family; The Charity; Pemberton Direct Line Pedigree; Will of Roger Pemberton; Bibliography.
Last updated November 2004