654. Vesting of fuel and other allotments.

654.     Vesting of fuel and other allotments.

Fuel allotments1 and other allotments for public purposes2 might be allotted to such persons and subject to such directions as the valuer should direct, or if the valuer should not think it necessary or proper to direct it to be otherwise made, the allotment was to be made to the churchwardens and overseers of the parish3. Such allotments were frequently vested in the lord of the manor as trustee for the labouring poor of the parish or other persons entitled, or they may have been set out for this purpose,