Kelly's Directory of Lincolnshire 1919 states
"Twelve of the poorest men of Leadenham have annually divided amongst them at Christmas a sum of about £12, arising from the rent of upwards of 10 acres of land, the bequest of Mr. John Key in 1784:
General Reeve's charity, amounting to about £5 5s. 8d. yearly, is divided amongst six poor women.
The poor also have an interest in a few smaller bequests Col. William Henry Reeve's charity of about £12 yearly is distributed in coal;
Lt.-Col. Reeve's benefaction, amounting to about £12 yearly, is distributed at Easter, the number of recipients not exceeding six men and six women.
Beresford's charity of about £1 18s. yearly is distributed by the churchwardens in clothing to poor widows.
There is also a rent-charge on Lemon-Wong field, producing £1 yearly, which is distributed in bread on St. Thomas' Day"
DB 16 September 2018