Applying for King's bounty; NOTES.
Sad to say, one of the triplets was stillborn, though the other two, John and Michael, weighed in at a healthy eight and seven-and-a-half pounds each. The question is: what was the King's bounty? Research shows it was a grant, presumably a financial one, given in the royal name to the mothers of triplets born in the UK.
It was initiated by Queen Victoria in 1847.
In Eire, a similar grant came from the government. In Canada, we understand the triplet 'bounty' was a one-off and somewhat parsimonious $10.
Historians amateur or professional are welcome to enlighten us on this 'bounty'. How much was it in the UK? Was it paid as a lump sum or as a weekly, monthly or annual allowance to see the triplets through their early years? Or was it a lifetime grant?
INITIATOR: Queen Victoria
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|Publication:||Huddersfield Daily Examiner (Huddersfield, England)|
|Date:||Aug 21, 2010|
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