Comments

Digital copy of Exhibit JPN3: Newscutting of an article in the Jersey Evening Post by Anthony Dearie about Julia Westaway and the centenary of the Westaway Trust titled A legacy to the poor. [Some details redacted].

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Reference

C/D/AW1/A4/9/WD000157/3

Date

2006 - 2006

Scope and Content

Refers to Julia Westaway's bequest of £92,000 in her will to be spent in charitable ways following her death in September 1901 aged 81. Refers to £10 allocated for the founding of a crèche for poor children in St Helier and £4,000 towards ins mainenance, with the remainder of the money to be distributed by the Constables to the Pauvres d'Honteux and to be used to provide shoes and clothing for poor Protestant schoolchildren. Refers to the formation of the Westaway charities in 1906 following six years of legal disputes relating to contestation of the will by Julia's greatnephew, John. Refers to the opening of the Westaway Crèche in 1906 and its closure in the 1960s, noting that accommodation for hospital staff, Westaway Court, was built in its stead. Includes comments about the legacy of the wills, noting that some of the funds for the provision of clothing and shoes still remain, referring to distribution of clothing until the 1960s. Refers to the trust transferring its outlet from the Old Soldier in New Street to Beghins in King Street, noting the introduction of vouchers to purchase shoes. Includes remarks about the work of the Westaway Trust and its membership, mentioning Micki Lewin (Chairwoman), Trish Davey (Secretary) and trust members Brian Vibert, Alan Le Pavoux, Sarah Pierce and Daff Noel. Includes a biography of Westaway family, referring to Julia's parents Nathaniel and Ann Westaway, the construction of Westaway Chambers in Don Street by her father and her father's impact on the landscape of St Helier. Includes a family dispute following Nathaniel Westaway's death in 1852 resulting in Julia and her sister Harriet being imprisoned at Newgate Street after refusing to pay a fee demanded by their brother John for collecting rents and overseeing properties. Refers to John's presidency of the United Club and death by drowning on the mail packet Normandy, referring to a memorial at La Folie in his memory. Refers to Julia's involvement in various charities and charity functions, including visits to children's institutions including Teighmore. Mentions her donation of a painting to the States and notes that she was left with the family's fortune in 1892 upon the death of her sister Harriet, making her own will in 1895 in which she left the majority to the poor. Includes remarks about rumours that Julia was ill-treated by her housekeeper, Elizabeth Curwood, in the latter years of her life. Refers to a book written by Daff Noel about Julia Westaway's life, noting that Mrs Noel's status as the first recipient of clothing and shoes from the Westaway Trust to sit as a member of the Trust. Includes Mrs Noel's recollections of receiving clothing and shoes and remarks about Julia's insistence that only Protestant children were to benefit. Refers to continued use of the funds of the Westaway Trust, remarks about the writing process for Mrs Noel's book and reference to the planned unveiling of a memorial sculpture in Parade Gardens designed by Paul McGarragle. Includes a portrait of Julia Westaway, a photograph of staff and children at the Westaway Crèche at Christmas 1937 and a photograph of the unveiling of the Westaway plaque.

Names

Crowcroft, Simon
Curwood, Elizabeth
Davey, Trish
Dearie, Anthony
Lander, John Helier
Le Pavoux, Alan
Lewin, Micki
McGarragle, Paul
Neil, Jean Pamela, née Parker
Noel, Daff
Pierce, Sarah
Pike, Tony
Turner, Adolphus
Vibert, Brian
Westaway, Ann
Westaway, Harriet
Westaway, Nathaniel
Westaway, John
Westaway, Julia
Beghins
Dr Barnardo's Home
Jersey Arts Trust
Jersey College for Girls
Jersey Evening Post
Mary (Steamer)
Newgate Prison
Privy Council
Renaissance Ltd
Seaflower Books
States of Jersey
The Old Soldier
Teighmore House (children's home)
United Club
Westaway Crèche
Westaway Trust

Keywords

Don Street | 26, Halkett Street | King Street | La Folie | New Street | Newgate Street | Parade Gardens | Rouge Bouillon | The Parade | Town Hall | Weighbridge | Westaway Chambers | Westaway Court | bequests | centenaries | Charities | Children | children's homes | Clothing | creches | disputes | evidence | families | IJCI | memorials | newscuttings | orphanages | Photographs | poor law | Poverty | protestants | Religion | Sisters | trusts | Victorian | wills | witnesses

Dimensions

1 pdf file

Language

English
French

Level of description

file

Access Restriction

PDF file - please click on the link to download

Closed until

2100

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