Friendly Society met at the Boot - the fifteen pound society - to help widows, sick and aged. In 1800 an advert called it the Thirteen Pound Annuity and it was supported by Rev Davies, Ths Saunders, John P.Paul, Wm Wood sen. as trustees, with N.Craddock clerk. Non attendance at the annual meeting on Whit Sunday resulted in a 1 shilling fine unless in bed due to sickness.
Friendly Society met at the Three Cups for the benefit of widows, sick and aged; N.Craddock was the clerk and admittance for a single man was half a guinea, and one guinea for a married man. It was instituted on 6/1/1794.
Tetbury Friendly Society, branch of the Wiltshire Friendly Society had over 200 members in 1906-7 with 69 having joined in the year. The books had over £100 balance with £22 having been paid out during the year. Chair was Mr A.C.Mitchell.
‘Old established Annuitant Society’ for the benefit of widows and aged members met at the Prince and Princess, Market Place in 1805. Patrons were Duke of Beaufort, Lord Ducie [trustees] and Wood, Pitt and Co. [bankers]. Clerk was John Pill.