When the members of the Church were rich and had power, the Alexander family donated one of their properties as a ‘refuge’.
The idea was that any ill or indigent church members would have a shelter.
The property consisted of two mansions in a up scale area of town. The officers of the Church gratefully named the gift Miriam House after Miriam Alexander, the eldest member of the family.
The front mansion had three bedrooms, the one at the rear had two.
The younger members of the Alexander family, having interests in other places, had migrated, leaving the few elderly members.
The use of the buildings of Miriam House for the purpose specified, lasted until the death of the last local member of the Alexander family.