The annual distribution to 160
people, 80 in Ilford and 80 in Barking, continues, but, the sum paid to each
needy person has been topped up from the Poulters’ Company general charitable
In 1874 the Poulters’ Company ordered that the Master and Clerk should wear
their gowns at the distribution and that the Clerk should announce "A
Committee representing the Court of the Worshipful Company of Poulters London
appears here for the purpose of paying to the Poor of this Parish
the sum of £40 under the will of Ann Nepton". When Ilford separated from
Barking parish in 1890 it was decided that the Committee should visit both
Ilford and Barking and distribute £20 in each.
After the distribution representatives of the parishes are invited to the
entertainment provided by Ann Nepton’s will.