George Wills Handwritten Pledge, 22 February 1846

Here is a handwritten note dated 22 February 1846. It was written by George Wills and appears to be a record of a charitable pledge he made and eventually fulfilled. Funds were donated to various entities including “widows,” “Roade Missionary Meeting,” “Blisworth Missionary Journey,” “Brother Kent,” “Missionary Society,” and “Hope Chapel.” At the end of the note, it reads: “Glory be to God who hath enabled me to redeem my pledge this 31st day of December 1846. May the next year exceed the former. Amen & Amen.” This document confirms what I had read about George Wills–that he was an extremely generous and kind man, a devout Christian, and someone who gave of himself to make life better for those around him. According to Mr. Marsh who manages the Blisworth.org website, builders were known to tithe heavily.

George Wills note dated 22 February 1846

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