Vestry, 1867

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25 April 1867
The Accounts of the Church-wardens for the past year were approved and passed. –
The Revd A. M. Preston (the Vicar) appointed Mr. Geo: Mayne to be his Churchwarden for the ensuing year. –
Mr R.W. Jones was re-appointed Churchwarden for the Parish for the ensuing year. –

It was resolved unanimously that in future in lieu of an annual collection the Vicar be requested if he see fit to have collections Morning and Evening in the Church the first Tuesday of every month and that the Churchwardens be empowered out of the money so raised first to assign as Sacramental Alms the average collection for the last three years then to defray current expenses and to report such expenses at the annual Vestry and to invest the surplus if any in the name of the Vicar and Churchwardens in the Bank as a Fund to be called the Church Fund for the repairs and improvement of the Church.

[signed] Alfred M. Preston Chairman


At a Vestry Meeting held in the Vestry Room on Thursday the 9th day of May 1867 pursuant to the General Notice for that purpose

Present
Mr R.W. Jones Chairman
Messrs Neal, W.H. French, Joseph King, Jno: Ingram, Simons, Josiah Archer, Hy Ingram, Fredk Roads, W.H. Lomath, Jno Varney, Geo: Maydon. W. Matthews. T.P. Willis, and Hy Monk. –

The following persons were nominated as fit persons for the Office of Collector of Property and Income Tax. –
Messrs W.H. French, G.D.E. Wigley, Richard Coxhill, John Hathaway, James Geo: Hawley and William Jones. -

The following parties applied to put out bow windows in their houses. –
Charles Keys: Sheep Street, 1 window
Wm Hy Lomath: High Street, 2 do
John Ingram: do, 6 do
Fredk Roads: do, 1 do
Henry Ingham: do, 2 do
Josiah Archer: Jno: Ingram’s property
Emmanuel Roads: High Street, 1 window
John Varney: Jno: Ingram’s property
Thomas Allen: High Street, 1 window

The following persons were appointed as a Committee to inspect the various places where it is wished to erect bow windows and also Mr Mayne’s newly erected one

The Churchwardens were requested to investigate into the legality of Mr Hutt’s erecting a closet on the freehold of the Churchyard

Proposed by Mr Monk seconded by Mr John Ingram that the Revd A.M. Preston be requested to give an explanation of the Timber sold and the amount of money received for dilapidations.


At a Meeting of the ratepayers of Winslow held at the Vestry Room in the Church on Friday the twenty second day of November 1867 at ten o’clock in the forenoon for the purpose of the Inspectors appointed under the provisions of an act of Parliament passed in the 3rd and 4th Years of the Reign of King William the 4th for Lighting and Watching of Churches of England and Wales producing their accounts and vouchers for the past year and for appointing other Inspectors in the place of those who go out by rotation and to take into consideration determining the amount of the money to be raised for the purpose of the said act in the current year.
                               
Present
Mr John King, Chairman
Messrs Monk, Grace, Jas King, Matthews, Dr Newham, Hathaway, Neal and T.P. Willis.

The accounts and vouchers of the Inspectors for the past year were produced inspected and allowed. -
It was proposed by Mr James King seconded by Dr Newham that Mr William Neal be re-elected as an Inspector. -
It was proposed by Mr T.P. Willis seconded by Mr Neal that Mr Geo: Davies Edward Wigley be appointed an Inspector in the stead of Mr Benjamin Todd who retires and carried. -
It was proposed by Mr Neal seconded by Mr Hathaway that Mr Geo: Maydon be appointed an Inspector in the stead of Mr Matthew Fulks who retires and carried. -
It was proposed by Dr Newham seconded by Mr John Grace that Mr William Hutt be appointed an Inspector in the room of Mr George Mayne who is dead. -
It was proposed by Dr Newham seconded by Mr Hathaway that Mr William Matthews be appointed an Inspector in the room of Mr Thomas Turnham who is dead. –
It was proposed by Mr John Grace seconded by Dr Newham that a sum not exceeding £45 be raised for the ensuing year for the purposes of the said act. –

                                                               [unsigned] Chairman


At a Vestry held in the Vestry Room of the Parish Church on Thursday the 28th day of November 1867 at ten o’clock in the forenoon to Take into consideration certain acts of and proceedings taken by the Vicar of this Parish and to adopt such measures respecting the same as might then be determined on. The said vestry having been duly convened by Public Notice.

Present: The Revd A. M. Preston, Chairman
Messr D.T. Willis, T.P. Willis, Grace, Maydon, Monk, Jno Ingram, Devine, Grant King, Cort, Evans, Roads, Geo: Ingram, Jesse Jennings, Hathaway, Matthews, Woodward, Jas King (Keeper), Jno: Grace, Fredk Roads, R.W. Jones, James King (Auctr), Barton, Wynter, Dr. Newham, Hy Sharpe and Richd Allen. -

Proposed by Mr. D.T. Willis seconded by Dr. Newham and resolved, -

That this Vestry regret that the Vicar refused to comply with the request of the Family of the late Mr George Mayne his Churchwarden to allow the old choir to sing a hymn or an anthem at his funeral as has been the custom in this Parish at every funeral of a Member of the old choir within the memory of the oldest inhabitant. –

It was resolved
That this Vestry regret that the Inhabitants of this Parish are not consulted by the Vicar with regard to any changes contemplated by him in regard to the Church and the services in it and that more particularly they complain of the removal and disposal by him of the harmonium partly purchased by the voluntary subscription of the Inhabitants and they also deeply regret the loose manner in which the Services of the Church are performed tending to encourage irreverence in the congregation. –

Proposed by My Henry Monk seconded by Mr D.T, Willis and resolved
That a copy of the foregoing resolution be forward to the Lord Bishop of the Diocese
               
[signed] Alfred M. Preston   Vicar    Chairman


At a Vestry held at the Vestry Room of the Parish Church on Thursday the 29th day of February 1868 pursuant to Notice for that purpose given

Present: Mr John Hathaway, Chairman
Messr Simons & W.H. French

The following persons were nominated as fit as eligible to serve the Office of Constable of Winslow with Shipton for the year next ensuing. – viz.–

[signed] J. Hathaway  Chairman

Notes

The Vestry performed some of the functions later taken over by parish and district councils. The Lighting & Watching Inspectors were chosen at the Vestry and must have worked like a committee. The interest in bow windows was presumably due to possible enroachment on the highway.


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