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Welcome to the Emans Trust homepage


By her Will dated 5 June 1723, Elizabeth Eman set up a charitable trust for widows born and living in Aylesbury Borough to receive a pension.

As a result of the expansion of the town and a decline in the numbers of Aylesbury born residents, the terms of her Will were amended over a period of years, with the result that pensions are now awarded to women and men whether they are widowed, divorced or single, and the area extends to the whole of Aylesbury Vale rather than just Aylesbury town. Priority is however, still given to those actually born in Aylesbury. The funds to pay these pensions comes from interest on investments and from property owned in Aylesbury.

If you are living on limited means and need help to meet those day to day bills then why not see if the Trust can help. We pay a pension of £111 every three months, at the end of March, June, September and December

Application is by way of a very short and easy form which needs completing and you need to supply your birth certificate, marriage certificate (if any) and your late spouse's death certificate, if appropriate. Payment is made directly into your bank account.

To apply, you can click the "Apply" link at the top of this page or, alternatively, applications should be obtained from Mr N Freeman, Clerk to the Trustees, at Messrs Horwood & James, 7 Temple Square, Aylesbury HP20 2QB or by telephoning 01296 487361 and asking for Mrs S Batchelor. Your certificates will be checked and returned to you and your application form forwarded to the Trustees. Applicants should hear from the Clerk with the Trustees' decision within a month of submitting their application to him.


The Emans Charity launched it's first ever website on 1st November 2010 - over 275 years after Elizabeth Eman left her will.

For more information please contact Diana Marin at Horwood and James Solicitors.

Tel: 01296 487361   Fax: 01296 427155
Email: enquiries@horwoodjames.co.uk
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