List of names as written Various modes of spelling Authorities for spelling Situation Description remarks
WILSON'S CHARITY SCHOOL [Lanark] Wilson's Charity School Mr Robert Smith. Provost
Mr Gray. Rector Grammar School
Mr Annan. Town Clerk
Mr Ballantyne. Postmaster
025.15 side of the Street.
This school is so called after Mrs Wilson of Whitburn who mortgaged £1200 for a Charity School for destitute orphans and children of the poor. - The School and School House cost upwards of £200, the remaining sum was lent out at £5 per cent, from which the teacher derives his Salary - The Establishment was limited in the Charter to no less than 25 boys, and as many girls, however the number of scholars (male and female) is geneerally about 70,+++. The teacher is accommodated with a commodious dwelling ho [house] and garden and beside the interest arising from the money mortified, he has also the reversion of the annual rent of a small piece of ground, which the good lady left a little before her death for repairing and keeping up the School and Dwelling House.
Hist [History] of Lanark
It was erected in 1819, is 2 storeys slated and in good repair. The upper storey being set apart for the teacher's residence, who has also a garden and about 6 1/2 acres of ground belonging to the School. -
The names of Scoular and Wilson are always preferred as Candidates for admission into the School. -

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The words Scoular and Wilson are underlined. JD

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