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Ipswich, Soup Institution
« on: Thursday 29 November 18 14:09 GMT (UK) »
I have just started researching a Quaker family with the name of Liversedge. I have come across a donation or subscription of 2. 2. 0d to the Soup Institution, Ipswich (The Ipswich Journal - Saturday 04 April 1801). Does anyone have any idea what this might have been about? Was it to help the poor or possibly to support Ipswich men who were prisoners of war? Thanks
Burt, Cockrill, Craske, Debenham, Double, Grimwade, Grimwood, Hilder, Mayhew, Ray. All from  West Suffolk around the Bury St. Edmunds area.
Simpson, Pittendreigh, Arthur.   Aberdeenshire

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Re: Ipswich, Soup Institution
« Reply #1 on: Thursday 29 November 18 14:16 GMT (UK) »
From the The Ipswich Journal - Saturday 26 December 1801
Mapstone, Mapston.
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Re: Ipswich, Soup Institution
« Reply #2 on: Thursday 29 November 18 14:28 GMT (UK) »
From the The Ipswich Journal - Saturday 25 April 1801

Mapstone, Mapston.
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Re: Ipswich, Soup Institution
« Reply #3 on: Thursday 29 November 18 14:32 GMT (UK) »
Thanks for the clarification. I had read on Google about a soup institution for helping prisoners of the French War.
I suppose this was the early version of the soup kitchen. They must have been raising extra money as this was his second subscription (April 1801)
Burt, Cockrill, Craske, Debenham, Double, Grimwade, Grimwood, Hilder, Mayhew, Ray. All from  West Suffolk around the Bury St. Edmunds area.
Simpson, Pittendreigh, Arthur.   Aberdeenshire