Aldbourne Heritage Centre

Organ Defaulter

I recently came across this from the vestry minutes:

1827 List of subscribers and the amount raised for the purpose of purchasing an organ for the church: names and amounts give.
Organ purchased of Mr. James Firby of Chelsea. Costs of organ and associated installation works. £81 7s. 1d.

T.B. N. Baskerville, Lord of this Manor, promised to give five pounds towards the purchase of the organ and when called upon for the money forfeited his word and did not give anything.#

I wonder why?

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