The Duchy of Lancaster is responsible for appointing the Chaplain of Trinity Hospital in Leicester, a foundation which provides almshouse-type accommodation for elderly residents.
In 1331 Henry Grosmont, 3rd Earl of Lancaster and Leicester, founded an almshouse for fifty poor and infirm persons, in the Newarke, Leicester. His son Henry, also Duke of Lancaster, established a chantry college in 1354-56. The Hospital was linked with the College, and the number of poor people increased to 100. One penny a day was allowed for the maintenance of each poor person. Further benefactions were made later by John of Gaunt, Duke of Lancaster.
In 1614, King James I granted a new Charter, and gave the institution the name “Hospital of the Holy Trinity”. The Mayor of Leicester was to be the Master during his term of office, assisted by four senior Aldermen and two Borough Chamberlains, while the Chaplain was to be appointed by the Duchy of Lancaster.
The medieval building remained unaltered until it was rebuilt in 1776, largely at the expense of King George III. The residential portion had to be rebuilt again in 1901-2 when accommodation for thirty-six residents was provided.
In 1994, the old hospital premises were sold as it was no longer feasible to maintain them, and a nearby site on Western Boulevard was purchased. The new building, with self-contained flats for twenty-two elderly residents and a warden, was formally opened in 1995 and the new Chapel consecrated by the Bishop of Leicester.
The Master of Trinity Hospital continues to be the Lord Mayor of Leicester during his or her term of office. The Governors, who meet quarterly, consist of six members nominated by the Council, the Chaplain, the Master and four co-opted members.
An ancient stipend of £246 per annum has been paid by the Duchy of Lancaster to the Hospital since its foundation in 1331. The Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster is a Visitor to Trinity Hospital and appoints the Chaplain by Letters Patent on behalf of Her Majesty.
The present Chaplain is The Reverend Canon Barry Naylor who was appointed in October 2009.

The will of Elizabeth (Manbey)

Elizabeth Heyricke of Leicestnr, widow, [J:z.] Will dat. 3 Feb. 1'623; pro 9
Oct. 1626 by Eliz. Orpwood. To be burd in the Library of S' Martin's Church,
near my husband.
 My son Tobias Heyricke, his wife and 5 childD• The pictures of my husband and Sir Wm Heyricke to my da. Orpwood for life, and after to the Town of Leicester. 

My da. Ruth Rogers, her husbd George Rogers, her eld. da. Eliz'h Rogers, and her other children under age.
 Mary and Susanna Wheeler, under age, children of my da. Martha Wheeler. Children of my da.
Wheeler which she had bv her first husband. 

My da. Noble, her husbd Mr Tho' Noble, her son George Noble (my godson) under age, and her da. Eliz.Noble (my godda.), and the rest of my da. Noble's children under age.

 My da.Susanna Hills and her childn • 

My da. Dorcas Collier and her son Rob' Collier, ,under age. The rest of my da. Collier's children (under age) which she had by her first husband. 

Robt Rogers, under age, eld. son of my son Rogers.

 Vincent Norringe ($lt-? Norrington] and Elizth Walker his sister. Symon Norrington.
My sister Houlden. My cousin Chettle and her da. Susanna Miller. My goddau. the wife of my cousin Tho' Heyrick. My cousin Wm Davey. My cousin Anne Jonson. My godda. Eliz. Manbee. My da. Sacheverell and her son Joseph and her da. Susanna. My cousin James Andrewe. My cousin Tho'
Manbee, my brother Manbee's son. 

Men and women of the Hospitals at Leicester ad. each. Residue to my da. Eliz. Orpwood, Ex'trix. My son-in-law M' Thos Sacheverell, my son-in-law Mr james Andrewe, and my·cousin Mr
Wm Davy,

Oversers. Witn. Rob' Dawkins, Alex' Juge, Richd Shippie, ChristianThomas Sacheverill, Of Leicester, clt:rk. Will dat. 2 Sept. 1626. 

Some Children's wills.