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These Vestry Minutes were submitted by Boyd, transcribed by Lindel and form part of  the Donegal Genealogy Resources website

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19 April 1796

Minutes:

 

Note: Page damaged, so this is a partial transcription

 

..............Alexander Porter and James Deveny being deficient in their account for the year 1794 and having alleged in their defence that the deficiency arose from a need of being involved in some suit in ?, the duty of the Parish and now we Parishoners of Taughboyne in full vestry after? do hereby pledge ourselves to support the former Parish Wardens Alexander Porter and James Deveny as also all other Church Wardens may be only elected, in all legal steps they may be compelled to take against person or persons who either have or may refuse to pay such cess or cut, as the Parish duly called may think fit to lay on. Given under our hands, this 19th of April 1796 and we do hereby further adjourn this vestry till the second tuesday in June on which day, the Church Wardens hitherto deficient ? pledged themselves to a full discharge of all account arrears.

 

Signed:

Rev William Connor

James Patton

John Latta

George Rankin

Alexander Porter

John ?

Andrew McCausland

James McAdoo

 

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3 April 1804

 

Minutes:

 

At a Vestry held in this Church by Public Notice this 3rd day of April 1804, it appears that Mr John Colhoun - one of the parishoners employed to superintend the building of a new Parish stable, had executed that commission, and paid to the Builder the sum of 35, and his account is hereby allowed. And, that the Churchwardens, having delivered in their accounts of the sums collected by virtue of the last Easter Vestry, and a subsequent Vestry held on the 24th day of October, the same are acknowledged to be right and are hereby allowed : but it appearing to the Vestry that by a clerical error the whole sums assessed were not delivered to the aplotters, and that there was a deficiency in the amount of 1:19:1. The said sum of 1:19:1 shall be added to the present assessment.

 

It appears also that Mr Colhoun and Mr Monteith appointed Treasurers to collect the asessments paid on the 16th day of October last for raising substitutes for the Army of Reserve and granting certificates to others not liable to pay parish cesses, had delivered the money they had collected to Mr Pemberton, and Mr Pemberton having delivered his account to the said Vestry, all the said accounts are allowed.

 

And that ten guineas be applotted towards rebuilding the wall round the Graveyard at St Johnston, effectually with lime and stone, and that two guineas now in hand for the said purpose by the Act of a former Vestry, be appropriated to the same : and that Mr George McCartney, Mr Thomas Magill and Mr George Rankin be requested to contracted for, and superintend, the execution of the said work.

 

And that Mr John Marshall and Mr Alexander Porter...................

 

And that the sum of 9,2,0 be aplotted for the clerks salary, and two guineas doe the Sexton's salary, washing the linen included, and two guineas for the Churchwarden's salary, and half a guinea for the aplotters salary, and 1.16.8 for the Elements and one guinea for the Sexton's salary at St Johnston, and one guinea to Jeremiah McEntire for additional work to the stable, which was not in the estimate.

 

And the Churchwardens are enjoined to keep the roads leading to the Graveyards of Taughboyne near St Johnston free from dunghills and other nuisances.

 

And that 6:15:10 be aplotted to reimburse Mr Pemberton for money laid out in procuring substitutes beyond what he received. And that half a guinea be aplotted for improving and levelling the road to the stable door.

 

And that Mr David Kerr and Mr John Woods be appointed Churchwardens : And that Mr David Rankin, Oliver White, and James McAdoo junr be continued Aplotters : and Mr John Gilfillan and Mr Samuel Marshall be appointed Guardians.

 

And that one guinea be aplotted to pay Jeremiah McEntire for mending slating.

 

Signed:

Thomas Pemberton

John Colhoun

George Monteith

David Kerr

John Woods

George Rankin

Oliver White

Hamilton Patterson

John Gilfillon

Henry Wark

 

Total Cess - 40:3:1

 

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6 March 1805

 

Minutes:

 

At a Vestry held at the Parish Church of Taughboyne, pursuant to Public Notice for examining and confirming the applotments and being read, approved of and no objection made, they are therefore confirmed.

 

Signed:

Sam Rankin - Curate

John Woods - Church Warden

James Cowan

Hamilton Patterson

Hugh Donell

 

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16 April 1805

 

Minutes:

 

At a Vestry held at the Parish Church of Taughboyne, pursuant to Public Notice on the 16th day of April 1805, in order to settle the accounts of the late Churchwardens and to choose Churchwardens for the current year. Hamilton Patterson deputed by the late Churchwarden to collect the Church cess laid on at last Vestry has paid as follows -

 

by Clerk - 9.2.0

by Element - 1.16.0

by Churchwarden sallary - 2.5.6

by Sexton sallary - 2.5.6

by Sexton at St Johnston - 1.2.9

by cash due Mr Pemberton - 6.15.10

by cash ? of last years account - 1.19.1

by cash to Jeremiah McIntire - 2.16.10

by cash to the Apploters - 0.11.4

20.15.7

Cash paid Mr George Rankin for building the wall at St Johnston - 11.7.6

 

It having appeared to this Vestry that the late Church Wardens have finally settled their accounts to the satisfaction of the Parishoners, they are therefore allowed and for this year we lay on for the Clerks sallary the sum of 9.2.0

for the Sexton sallary of Taughboyne - 2.5.6

for the Sexton at St Johnston - 1.2.9

for Ellimint - 1.16.01

for Applotters sallary - 0.11.4

for Church Wardens sallary - 2.5.6

for repairing the roof of the Church - 1.2.9

for St Johnston Churchyard wall - 1.2.9

and also we appoint Mr Andrew Woods of Magheracloy and Mr George Rankin of St Johnston .... to be Churchwardens and Mr James McAdoo Applotter for the present year, and Mr John Gilfillin and Mr James Marshall late Guardians of Foundlings to continue for this year.

 

Total Assessment 19.9.3

 

Signed:

Samuel Rankin, Curate

George Rankin

David Kerr

John Wood

Alexander Porter

Hamilton Patterson

Oliver White

Andrew Stinson

William McLearn

 

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9 September 1805

 

Minutes:

 

At a vestry held in the Church of Taughboyne pursuant to Public Notice this 9th day of September A.D. 1805, it is resolved that the sum of sixteen Guineas be aplotted upon the parish to pay a Recruiting Sergeant or any other persons who will procure for the Parish, and bring receipts to the Ministor or Churchwardens, 6 men to serve his Majesty under the Requisition of the late General Defence Bill, and two men to fill up deficiencies by death or otherwise in the Army of Reserve - being at the rate of two Guineas for each recruit, exclusive of the Government allowance. The said Recruits under the General defence Bill to be furnished first and as expeditiously as possible. And the Minister and Churchwardens are requested to find out and appoint one or more proper persons to procure the said Recruits.

 

Signed:

Thomas Pemberton Minister

George Rankin

Alexander Porter

Hamilton Patterson

Alexander Latta

James Hutchison

Richard ?

 

And furthermore, that the sum of 1:3:10 be aplotted with the Easter Cess to reimburse George Rankin, Churchwarden, his expences for the support and burial of a female foundling child, left upon the Parish.

 

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6 February 1806

 

Minutes:

 

At a Vestry held at the Parish Church of Taughboyne pursuant to publick notice on the 6th day of Feby 1806it is unamonousely agreed that the sum of four Guineas per man be laid on the Parish to have eleven men for the Army of Reserve and that the same be apploted immediately and that the sum of one shilling per pound be all? to the Collector of said money and the apploters fees are formerly making in all the sum of 54.1.0 and that the former vestry held on the 9th of Spetember 1805 be resinded and that Mr Oliver White be appointed Treasurer to receive this money from the Collector.

Mr Oliver White has settled this account to the satisfaction of the Parish

 

Signed:

Samuel Rankin, Curate

Andrew Woods

James McAdoo

James McAdoo

Samuel Rankin

Oliver White

Alexander Porter

 

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26 Feb 1806

 

Minutes

 

At a Vestry held at the Parish Church of Taughboyne pursuant to Public Notice in order to examine the applotments, therefore they being read and no objections made, they are therefore confirmed.

26 Feb 1806

 

Signed:

Thomas Rankin, Curate

Alexander Latta

Hamilton Patterson

 

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8 Apr 1806

 

Minutes

 

At a Vestry held at the Parish Church of Taughboyne pursuant to Public Notice on the 8th day of April 1806, it having appeared that the late Churchwardens have settled their accounts to the satisfaction of the Parishoners, they are therefore allowed and the late Churchwardens having resigned ? appoint for this ensuing year to James Pinkerton and Mr Andrew Woods - to be Churchwardens and Mr John Gilfillen late Guardian of foundlings wishing to resign our? appoint Mr William Rodgers of Momeen to act as Guardian for this year and the former Applotters to be continued and first we lay on the parish for the Clerks sallary - 9.2.0

for the Sextons sallary of Taughboyne - 2.5.6

for the Sextons sallary at St Johnston - 1.2.9

for Churchwardens sallary - 2.5.6

for Eliments - 1.10.6

for Applotters sallary - 0.11.4

for repairing the roof of the Church and porch - 5.2.4

for one foundling paid for by Mr John Gilfillin - 2.1.5

Total 24.9.5

And this account has been unanmously agreed to by the undersigned and for nails and lime expended by J Patterson - 6.6

 

Signed:

Samuel Rankin - Curate

Oliver White

William Gilfillon

William McLearn

Samuel Rankin

Alexander Latta

Hamilton Patterson

 

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28 Jul 1806

 

Minutes:

 

At a vestry held at the Parish Church of Taughboyne pursuant to Public Notice on the 28th day of July 1806, the former resolutions were unanamously agreed to first that Parish shall borrow the sum of eight Guineas to fee lawyers to prevent if possible the fine for unlisenced stills and the Parishoners have here assembled do agree to lay on the sum of eight Guineas on the Parish to reimburse whoever lends said eight Guineas and also one Guinea for to pay witnesses and to pay the leagal Intericot? for said eight Guineas and we apoint Mr John McAdoo of Ardagh our Agent in the case and also we agree that any Town where a private still and distillery is found and suffered to work that said Town Land shall in future pay all fines whatsoever that shall or may be incurred by the said private still or distillery being found therein and if found in a mearing between two or more Town Lands, that each Town adjoining shall pay equally share and share of said fines alike and the following persons shall be appointed to discover on and tell the several Townlands where any sizure shall or may in future be made, viz for the Churchland, Mr Alexander Porter and Mr John McAoo to take care of each Townland within their district and the the one thousand acres of St Johnston, Mr James Smyly Snr and Mr John McClintock to take care of that district and for the one thousand acres of Mongavlin, Mr Andrew Hamilton and Mr Thomas Patton to take charge of that district and Mr William Rodgers and Mr Andrew Lowry of Drumcrow to take charge of that district of Lettergull and John McConnell and Robert Porter for the Glebe of Carnshannagh and Cloghfin. Witnessed our several hands this 20th day of July 1806

 

Signed:

Sam Rankin, Curate Taughboyne

Andrew Hamilton

Alexander Porter

John Marshall

Hugh Campbell

James Marshall

Hamilton Patterson

Thomas Patton

George Monteith

Moses McKean

John McAdoo

John Hasty?

John Giban

 

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3 Feb 1807

 

Minutes

 

At a vestry held at the parish Church of Taughboyne pursuant to Public Notice on the 3rd day of February 1807 the following resolutions were inanimously agreed to viz that the sum of 13.13.0 be laid on the Parish to pay to Lawer (Lawyer) to prevent if possible any fine that may be brought against the parish by the neglect of the Revenue officers not residing ? in the walk by which several people have had an opportunity of agrieving the Parish by fine for unlicenced stills and it is also agreed by this meeting that our Church warden and 4 ?iple inhabitants be appointed to give notice to the surveyor General in Charge Customhouse Derry and the Collector of the District in behalf of our Parish respecting the non residence of such revenue officers, the names of those inhabitants to act with the Church wardens is Alexander Porter Listicall, Henry Wark, Tyrody, James McAdoo Dernacally and James McCrab St Johnston and we appoint Mr James McAdoo Junr and Mr Alexander Porter to be our Law Agents to manage this business for which each of them is to be paid the sum of one Guinea for their trouble over and above all other expences for summoning witnesses and they are to have full power to act as the see cause in behalf of the Parish. And we appoint Mr Oliver White to be our Treasurer and we also lay on 2 Guineas to repair the roof of the Church and windows.

10.4.0

 

Signed:

Samuel Rankin

John Latta

Alexander Porter

James Marshall

Henry Wark

James McAdoo

John Stephenson

James Stevenson

James McCrab

James McAdoo

John Marshall

 

Account of Expenditure

 

An account of the expenditure of the money laid on at three subsequent Vestrys viz 8th day of April 1806, 28th day of July 1806 and 3rd day of February 1807

 

Clerk Sallary - 9.2.0

Sexton Sallary of Taughboyne - 2.5.6

Sexton sallary of St Johnston - 1.2.9

Church Wardens sallary - 2.5.6

Elliments - 1.18.6

Applotters sallary - 0.11.4

for repairing the roof of the Church - 2.16.10

Cash paid John Gilfillan - 2.1.5

for lime and sand - 0.6.6

Cash paid John McAdoo Parish Agent - 1.2.9

Cash paid for window mending - 0.7.9

Cash paid James McAdoo Parish Agent 1.2.9

Cash paid Dr Porter as such - 14.15.9

Cash paid Mr Hamilton - 10.4.9

Cash for mending the Church - 3.8.3

Total - 53.12.5

Total Laid on - 53.4.8

Balance overpaid - 0.7.9

 

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30 March 1807

 

Minutes

 

At a Vestry held at the Parish Church of Taughboyne pursuant to Public Notice on the 30th day of March 1807, it having appeared that the late Churchwardens have settled their accounts to the satisfaction of the Parishoners, they are therefore allowed and the late Churchwardens having resigned we do appoint for this ensuing year Messers James Lowery and John Williams to be Churchwardens, and Mr William Rogers of Momeen  and Mr James Marshall as Guardians to Foundlings to be continued and the former Apploters to be continued.

 

And first, we lay on for the Clarks sallery 9..2

Do for Sextons sallery of Taughboyne 2..5..6

for Do at St Johnston 1..2..9

for Churchwardens sallery 2..5..6

for Eliments 1..18..6

Do Applotters sallery 0..11..4

for the child found by Mr Wood and the expence of nurcing the child 0..11..4

together with Samuel McConless expence 0..10..6

and to repair the back door or build it up and to put path and lock on the door 1..2..9

and for building an addition to the schoolhouse 6..16..6

and for building a wall to prevent smoak from the school room 1..14..1

and Mr John Marshall and Mr Alexander Porter to superintend this work and the sum of 10..4..9 for the Lawers

and the sum of twenty shillings for interest premium for the Lender 1..0..0

Total 38.14.3

(unreadable) 3..5..6

 

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Pages 16 & 17

 

17 December 1807

 

Minutes:

 

At a Vestry held at the Parish Church of Taughboyne pursuant to Publick Notice on the 17 day of December 1807 and first we received a former vestry held on the 5th day of November last and then by direction of the D Governers we lay on the sum of 6 Guineas per man for 14 men being our quota which amount to 84 Guineas, this to be applotted on the Landholders the same as any other cess by the usual apploters fee over and above this to be apploted along with the said 84 Guineas and the sum of one shilling per pound for collectors fees and that James Lowrey of Binion, Churchwarden and Hamilton Patterson of Churchtown are to be Collectors and the Constables are forthwith to go out immediately and take in the name of all males from 18 to 45 that they are to be sworn to the justness of their return and to paste up the names on the Church doors 7 days before hearing appeals that they are to call on the landholders, who is to make a just return of all tenant cotters, servants, tradesmen and sons liable to serve under the penalty of paying one Guinea over and above the fine by act of Parliament incurred by such omission or neglect and in order to redress every grievance of the people we lay on the sum of 9 - 4 on all who is not Landholder that is liable to serve, to be paid in to the Collecters appointed by this meeting and we all agree that every Landholder who is not liable to serve that his paying the land tax ecemptty ........ .(unreadable) that each constable is to keep an accurate list of the number of days that they are out which they are to swear to and then to be signed by the Churchwarden then by some of the D Govern and is to receive their fees from the collecter Derry as directed by the act and it is also agreed that the Revd Samuel Rankin be appointed treasurer to receive the Parish money from the collectors and that the recruiting Sergeant shall be paid the sum of eleven Guineas for each recruit and that the give security for the amount of what ever they receive to return the men or pay the fines and that 2 men be appointed in each  town? land to make out a list of all in the in the several towns in his direction or instruction from 18 to 45 years of age and that Hamilton Patterson is appointed to make out the lists and give them to the Constables who are to distribute them as directed and that Alexander Porter and James McAdoo be appointed to enlist the men.

 

Signed:

Samuel Rankin

Jn Williams

James Lowry

Alexander Porter

Hamilton Patterson

Robert Allen

John Cunnngham CSD

 

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Page 20

 

Hamilton Patterson Cr

by sallary 9.2.0

by Sexton sallary of St Johnston & Taughboyne 3.8.3

by repairing the back door and lock 1.2.9

by Churchwardens sallary 2.5.6

by Elliment 1.18.6

by Applotters sallary 0.11.4

by paid for a foundling 3.5.6

by cash paid Mr Marshall 10.4.9

by schoolhouse money 3.19.7

by cash paid Andrew McCafferty 0.4.2

by cash paid Nancy Moore 0.4.2

to cash paid Mr Lowrey 3.81.0

cash paid Mr Marshall as interst and premium for lending money 1.0.0

40.17.7

cash paid Mr Woods and Samuel McCarter 0.10.6

cash overpaid at a former vestry 0.7.9

Total 41.15.10

 

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19 April 1808

 

Minutes:

 

At a vestry held at the Parish Church of Taughboyne pursuant to publick notice on the 19th day of April 1808 for settling the amounts of the late Church Wardens and laying on the nessesary expenses, it having appeared to the parishoners here present that all things has been legally accounted for, they are therefore allowed and Mr Lowry late Churchwarden and Mr John Williams continued and the former Guardian to be continued and first we lay on

for the Sexton sallary taughboyne 2.5.6

for the Sexton sallary St Johnston 1.2.9

for the Clerks sallary 1.2.0

for Eliments 1.18.6

for Churchwardens sallary 2.5.6

for Applotters sallary 1.2.9

for the roof of the Church 2.5.6

and for repairing the sextons house 1.2.9

Total 21.5.3

 

And again we lay on for Jeremiah Rodgers for a foundling 0.6.0

and for Mr Lowry for the like 0.4.0

 

Balance due by the Parish for money laid out by Hamilton Patterson for Militia 8.4.2

and at a vestry on the 30th July for a school room, the sum of 9.2.0

 

Total 39.1.5

 

Signed:

Samuel Rankin, Curate

John Williams

James Lowry

John Marshall

Hamilton Patterson

David White

(at least 2 names unreadable)

 

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28 April 1808

 

Minutes:

 

At a Vestry held at the Parish Church of Taughboyne on the 28th day of April 1808 prusuant to Publick Notice for recinding an agreement made at a vestry in this Church on 19th day of April inst for comparing and adjusting the rent rolls of the parish and whereas we are of opinion that by an act of vestry we cannot alter the applotnebts or the parish charges in consequence of them, we therefore resolve that the parishoners shall pay all parish charges at the usual rates as heretofore done.

 

Signed:

Samuel Rankin

James Lowry

Michael Gallagher

John McAdoo

John McClintock

 

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30 Jun 1808

 

Minutes:

 

 At a vestry held at the Parish Church of Taughboyne on the 20th day of June pursuant to publick notice for the purpose of laying on money to defray the expence of 2 foundling children and other necessary uses for preparing the Church ? and first we the Ministers and Parishoners at this Vestry assembled do agree to lay on the sum of 5.18.11 for conveying away 2 foundling children to Dublin and for repair of the Church seats and chancel 2.5.6 and ? we have for some time past been agreeved by paying for the public roads and not geting our just dividend of them, now we unanmously agree to lay on our selves the sum of one hundred pounds sterg to obtain if possible an act of parliament to divide the barony and if more is required, we agree to contribute whatever is out just proportion along with the rent of the parishes in our denomination or half baroney and we appoint William Hamilton Aul Evgr? to be our treasurer to receive our money.

 

Signed:

Samuel Rankin

James Lowry CW

Hamilton Patterson

John Laury?

Hugh Stephenson

John Marshall

Oliver White  

 

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Page 26

 

17 October 1808

 

Minutes:

 

At a Vestry held at Taughboyne on the 17th day of October 1808 it was agreed that the sum of 24 Guineas be laid on the Parish for Enlisting 2 men to make up our quota for the Dongall Militia and with respect to the removal of the Church it is the oppinion of the people assembed that the vestry be adjourned untill further notice,

 

Signed:

Thomas Pemberton (his mark)

James Lowrey

Alexander Porter

John McAdoo

James McAdoo

 

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4 April 1809

 

Mintes:

 

At a Vestry held at the Parish Church of Taughboyne by Publick Notice on the 4th day of April 1809 for the purpose of settling the accounts of the late Church Wardens and choosing Church Wardens for the present year - the late Church Wardens having settled their accounts to the satisfaction of the Vestry they are therefore allowed and for the present year have continued Mr James Lowrey of Binion Church Warden and also appoint William McClintock Esq to be Church Warden for this present year and also appoint Mr Soloman Chambers and Mr Samuel Marshall to be Guardians of Foundlings for the present year and it having appeared to the Vestry that the sum of money necessary for the be laid on for repairing this Church we agree to lay upon the parish the sum of one hundred and fifty pounds towards the said repairs. We also agree that the sum of thirteen pounds be laid upon the Parish for the maintenance of the Parish clerk. We also agree that the sum of two guineas be laid upon the parish for the Sexton and one Guinea for Madge late Sextons. Also one guinea for the Sextons of St Johnstown. We also agree to lay upon the Parish forty shillings for the eliments. We also agree to lay upon the Parish one guinea for the applotters, also four guineas for the Churchwardens, and one guinea for thatching the Sexton's house. We also agree to lay upon the Parish the sum of fourteen pounds five shillings and nine pence for defending the parish...........

 

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Page 30

 

15 March 1810

 

Minutes:

 

At a Vestry held at the Parish Church of Taughboyne on thursday the 15th day of March 1810 convened by Pubblick Notice for the purpose of raising our quota of men for the Donegall Militia the Parishoners being assembled it is unanmously agreed that the sum of 42.12.7 be laid on the Parish which with the bounty allowed by Government we allow to purchase our quota it being computed to be 7 men at 5 Guineas each and if any saving can be on the money to be preserved for the use of the Parish and the sum of 2.5.6 for the collection of said money and the sum of 18.18.0 to be laid on the Parish to reimburse the Revd Thomas Pemberton for money laid out by him for 2 men to make up our quota for the Donegall Militia ? and the sum of 5.13.9 for paying lawers to keep the fines on the Parish of Alsaints for unlicenced still from being laid on taughboyne and the sum of 2.5.6 be laid on the Parish as a premium to Samuel McCarter for his activity in preserving the life of an infant and detecting a woman that unhumanly exposed said child to loss.

William James Lowrey appointed collector

 

42.12.7

2.5.6

13.13.0

5.13.9

2.5.6

66.10.4

 

Signed:

Thomas Pemberton

James Lowrey

James McAdoo

Henry Work

William McClearn

Robert Lisk?

William James

 

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Page 31

 

24 April 1810

 

Statement of Accounts

 

Hamilton Patterson

 

Item s p
   
by sallary 13.13.0
by Sectons sallary 4.11.0
by Collectors fee 2.5.6
by Applotters fee 1.2.9
by Eliments 2.0.0
by repairs on the Church and yard  30.8.1
by cash to Mr McCrab/McCrae? 10.0.0
Total 65.0.4
  91.0.0
Mr McCrab/McCrea? Balance due by H Patterson 25.19.8
Mr Lowrey Balance due to acct of your applotment 112.10.7
cash paid by Mr Lowrey to John Alexander  14.5.9
cash paid by Mr Lowrey to Sol Chambers for a foundling 2.17.7
to fees 2.5.6
to cash paid Mr Pemberton allowd in Militia Cess in his hands 13.13.0
Total paid 33.1.10
   
Balance due by Mr Lowrey of Church Cess to be paid by him to the succeeding Church Warden 69.89
William James balance due to acct of your applotment for the Militia Cess 32.1.8
to cash paid Samuel McCarter and his own sallary 3.8.8
Balance remains unpaid 28.19.5
   
Mr Lowrey balance to amount of his applotment for the Militia Cess 34.8.8
to fees for collecting 1.2.9
  33.5.11
Lowrey  
to Amt of Church cess 102.10.7
to Amt of Miltia cess 34.8.8
  136.19.3
   

 

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24 April 1810

 

Minutes:

 

At a Vestry held at the Parish Church of Taugboyne by Publick Notice and it having appeared to the Parishoners that Hamilton Patterson Deputy of William McClintock Esq has given full satisfaction in settling his accounts for the late Church cess, they are therefore allowed and James Lowry late Church warden is to pay the ballance of his hands? into Mr Oliver White present Churchwarden for the use of the Parish. And it is agreed that

Mr James McAdoo of Hall

Mr Hugh Stephenson of Legnathraw

James Hamilton Trenta

Mr James Lowry of Binion

Mr John Colhoun CW

Mr J Pimberton St Johnstown

Doctor Porter?

Mr M? Monteith Carnshannagh

Hamilton Patterson

Mr Adam Harriot/Starrit? of Momeen

Mr John Lowry Drumcrow

be appointed as a commitee who with the assistance of the applotters are requested to prepare and have in readiness a just and equal applotment of the Parish cess against the day when a Vestry will be called for confirming the same. And Mr John Alexander is hereby appointed our atty to recover the penatlies levied from the Parish for illegal distilling.

And Mr Oliver White and Mr Hugh Stephenson is appointed to be Churchwardens this year and Mr Samuel Marshall jnr of Tober and Solomon Chambers of Momeen continued Guardians of foundlings.

 

Statement of expenses:

 

At the same vestry it is agreed that the following sums be laid on the Parish for the different sues as follows, viz:

 

Items s p
   
for the Clerks sallary 13.13.0
for the Sexton of Taughboyne sallary 3.8.6
for the Sexton of St Johnston 2.5.6
for old Madge Late Sexton 1.2.9
for Eliments 2.0.0
for Churchwardens sallary 4.11.0
for Apploters sallary 1.2.9
for one foundling nursing and sending away by Samuel Marshall and others 4.6.11
for a foundling sent off by Sal Chambers 2.15.6
to a spade and shoval for St Johnston graveyard 0.9.4
to 36 perches of a solid wall built with stone and lime about St Johsnton Graveyard 10.16.0
to 3 guineas for repairing the Pathway into the Church and leveling the same decently 3.8.3
and making a sufficient road to the end of the Parish stable from the gate  
and for the purpose of erecting a schoolhouse about Crachadoos if a site is procured  
to be approved of at the next Easter Vestry the sum of sixteen guineas 18.4.0
  68.3.3
   

 

Signed:

Thomas Pemberton

Hugh Stephenson

Oliver White

James McAdoo

Alexander Latta

James Pinkerton

 

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15 April 1811

 

Minutes

 

At a Vestry held at the Parish Church of Taughboyne by Publick Notice on Tuesday the 15th of April 1811, it is agreed by the Parishoners assembled that the following sums be apploted on the Parish

and first we lay on the Parish for the Clerks sallary 13.13.0

and for the Sextons sallary at Taughboyne 3/8/3

for the Sexton at St Johnston 2.5.6

for old Madge Late Sextoness 1.2.9

for Eliments 2.5.6

for Church Wardens Sallary 4.11.0

for Applotters sallary 1.2.9

To Hamilton Patterson to provide / pay a nurse for taking care of a destitute foundling girl 2.5.6

To Hamilton Patterson for clothing and sending off foundling 2.16.10

To Jeremiah McIntire for Schoolhouse 1.10.8

To cash to build a brace in Schoolhouse 0.10.0

To cash to pay for a foundling sending (added note Maid Betty L? H Patterson) 9.8.3

To cash to Samuel McCarter for apprehending and pursuing a woman for leaving a child 1.14.2

Total 40.13.6

And furthermore, we agree to lay on the Parish the sum of 52.11.4

for paying off Mr William Stuart for his additional work done to the Church to be apploted and levied by the Church wardens with the money laid on 15th April 1815

Mr Stephenson and Mr John Colhoun to be Church wardens for this year. Mr John Lowry Drumcrow and Mr John McClintock to be Guardians of foundlings in  to?n? of Sam Marshal and Solomon Chambers resigned and this vestry is adjourned until Thursday the second of May next for the purpose of then settling the Church wardens accounts.

 

Signed:

Thomas Pemberton

John Colhoun

Hugh Stephenson

James McAdoo

Hamilton Patterson

 

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31 Mar 1811

 

William Stuart

To cash from Oliver White 21.2.9

To cash from Oliver White 4.18.3

To cash from Hamilton Patterson 23.0.0

Total 49.1.0

 

To cash from Mr Stephenson 15.10.0

Total 64.11.0

 

To cash from Mr Stephenson 30.0.0

Total 94.11.0

 

To cash from Mr McCrab 5.0.0

 

Past due Mr Stewart 75.5.6

 

March 31st Cash paid Mr Stewart 33.15.6

March 31st Cash paid by Mr Lowry 5.0.0

 

Minutes

 

At this Vestry held on the 31st day of March a? that the amount of Mr John Colhouns applotment 46.6.4 which he has regularly accounted for.

 

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2 May 1811

 

Minutes

 

At a vestry at the Parish Church of Taughboyne by adjournment on the 2nd day of May 1811 for the purpose of settling the accounts of the Church wardens and Parish collectors it having appeared to the vestry that William James has settled his account for the Militia corps for 1810 to the satisfaction of the Parishoners they are therefore allowed.

It also havign appeared to this Vestry that Dr James Lowry of Binnion having in his hands of the Parish money the sum of 17.0.5. The present Church wardens are therefore requested and authorized to recover the same as speedy as possible. Also Mr Oliver White of Clashagowan late Church warden having settled and paid off his accounts to the satisfaction of the Parishoners, they are all allowed.

Also Hamilton Patterson having in his hands at a late vestry 24th April 1810 the sum of 25.19.8 and it having appeared that the sum aforementioned has been regularly accounted for, the account is allowed and Mr Hugh Stephenson present Church warden having also settled his accounts is appears that the ballance in his hands are 0.2.10 (crossed out) paid at same time and it is agreed that Mr John Alexander Atty accounts is allowed on his laying back to the present Church wardens the sum of 5.18.9 for the use of the Parish which clears him of all former accounts with respect to the still fine obtained by him off Sam Fulton.

The Comitee appointed have given in their report and commended that in future the Church lands should pay two thirteenths of every cess and that the applotments be made out accordingly, as witness our several hands this 2nd day of May 1811

 

Signed:

Thomas Pemberton

Hugh Stephenson

John Colhoun

John Lowry

Hamilton Patterson

James McAdoo

John Mitchell

Samuel Rankin

Henry Wark

Oliver White

 

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20 Feb 1812

 

Minutes

 

At a Vestry held on the 20th day of Feby pursuant to publick notice for the purpose of laying on money on the Parish for sending foundlings left on this Parish to the Foundling Hospital Dublin it is unanamously agreed that the

sum of 0.7.11

be laid on to reimburse John Colhoun Church warden for 2 sent off by him and

also the sum of 8.17.9

to reimburse Mr Stephenson for the like

also for repair of the Church ? 0.16.6

this to be apploted with the several sums laid on at Easter  making in all 111.7.0

 

Signed:

Thomas Pemberton

Hamilton Patterson

James McAdoo

James Marshall

? Laird

 

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(Date Unreadable)

 

Minutes

 

(unreadable).... by publick notice for examining and confirming the applotments and they being examined and approved of they are therefore confirmed for the present collection at the same time they remark that the sum apploteed by Mr george Monteith and Mr Oliver White is five pounds short of the money which ought to have neen apploted by them on their division of this? Parish according to the equtations entered into by an act of vestry held on the 2nd of May 1811.

 

Signed:

Thomas Pemberton

John Colhoun

Hamilton Patterson

William Forsythe

 

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31 Mar 1812

 

Minutes

 

At a vestry held at the Parish Church of Taughboyne pursuant to Publick Notice on the 31st day of March 1812 for the purpose pf settling the accounts of the late Churchwardens and for choosing new Churchwardens to serve for the present year, mr John Colhoun late Churchwarden having settled his accounts to the satisfaction of the Parishoners they are therefore allowed and Mr Stephenson not being prepared finaly to settle his accounts this vestry will be adjourned until monday the 20th April next for the purpose of this finaly adjourning the same. Mr James Lowry former Churchwarden has paid five pounds of the ballance due by him to the Parish and promises to pay the remainder to the Parish at the above adjourned vestry.

And this vestry do agree that there shall be apploted on the Parish for this year the several sums hereafter mentioned (viz)

for the Clerks sallary 13.13.0

for the Sextons sallary at Taughboyne 3.8.3

for the Sextons at St Johnston 2.5.6

for Old Madge late Sextoness 1.2.9

Churchwardens sallary 4.11.0

Applotters sallary 1.2.9

Eliments 2.5.6

and for repairing 33 perches of St Johnston graveyard at 5 pence per perch to be done effectually (paid y J D?burton?) 9.0.0

Also for repairs of Monreagh Meeting House the sum of 15.0.0

and for making a proper path through the graveyard to the Church door the sum of 1.2.9

and also that the sum of 4.11.0

be laid on for Mr James McAdoo for lowering and rebuilding the upper windows and bell conny?

....unreadable........

To amount brought forward from this side 60.8.0

To pay Mr John Morrisons bill for the ceiling 0.6.0

Total 60.14.0

and it having appeared to this vestry that there has been a deficiency in the applotment made by Oliver White and George Montieth at the sum of 6.8.2

it is ordered by this vestry the said sum of six pounds eight shillings and two pence be added to the proportion of this cess payable by the said district and be apploted therewith and that Mr Pemberton of St Johnston and Mr McCorkle of Drummenan be Churchwardens for this year in the baom?? of John Colhoun and H Stephenson resigned and that the former applotters be continued for this year and also that the former Guardians be continued. This vestry adjourned to monday the 20th April.

 

Signed:

Thomas Pemberton

Hugh Stephenson

John Colhoun

Samuel McCorkell

James Pinkerton

James McAdoo

James McAdoo

Hamilton Patterson

 

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20 Apr 1812

 

Minutes

 

This vestry having met pursuant to adjournment and Mr Hugh Stephenson not having appeared to settle his accounts nor shown any satisfactory reason why he did not attend, the Parishoners assembled hereby direct that the present Churchwardens call on  him in the name of the Parish and demand a settlement and also on Mr James Lowry and demand the arrears due likewise by him and if they do not receive satisfaction that they take such steps as the law in such cases directs.

Dated this 20th day of April 1812

 

Signed:

Thomas Pemberton

Hamilton Patterson

Alexander Latta

Samuel Huston

William Chambers (his mark)

 

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28 Jan 1813

 

Minutes

 

At a vestry held at the Parish Church of Taughboyne on the 28th day of Jany 1813 pursuant to publick notice for the purpose of laying on money on the Parish to reimburse Mr Pinkerton and Mr McCorkle the several sums expended by them on sending off deserted children to the Foundling Hospital Dublin it appears to the Parishioners here assembled that Mr Pinkerton has expended in clothing, nursing and sending one (crossed out writing) the sum of 3.13.9 paid by J Pinkerton

also to Mr McCorkle for the like sum of 3.8.10 paid by Mr McCorkle

this money to be applotted with the several sums 60.14.0

laid on at last Easter vestry making in all the sum of 67.16.7

This to be applotted immediately and levied.

 

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12 Apr 1814

 

Minutes

 

At a vestry held at the Parish Church of Taughboyne pursuant to Publick Notice on the 12th day of April 1814 for the purpose of settling the accounts of the late Churchwardens and choosing new Churchwardens to serve for the present years. Mr William Haslett having fully collected the amount of his applotments he has paid 32.11.6 and is to settle out his account on thursday, the 20th instant. Mr Marshall having settled his account in full, they are allowed by the Parish.

Mr James McAdoo of the Hall to be appointed Church Warden in the place of John Marshall resigned and Mr William Hutcheson of Whitehill in place of Mr Haslett and that the former applotter be continued and Mr David Stephenson of Ardagh and Mr Alexander Monteith to be Guardians for this year and that the following sums be apploted on the Parish

for the Clerks sallary (paid) 13.13.0

Sextons sallary at Taughboyne (paid) 3.8.3

Sextons at St Johnston (paid) 2.5.6

Old Madge (paid) 1.2.9

Eliments (paid) 2.5.6

To Mr McAdoo for roof of the Church (paid) 3.8.3

Churchwardens sallary (paid) 4.11.0

Applotters sallary (paid) 1.2.9

and for repairs of the floor at the upper end of the Church the sum of (paid) 5.13.9

Total - 37.10.9

This Vestry is adjourned untill Thursday the 28th instance for the purpose of settling Mr Hasletts account

Signed:

Father Rogers, Curate

James McAdoo

unreadable - Church wardens

 

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28 Apr 1814

 

Minutes

 

unreadable...........April 28th 1814 unreadable............. -rnment, Mr Haslett not having collected his applotments, this Vestry is adjourned until Thursday the 4th day of May 1814.

Balance due by Mr Haslett 9.6.10

Signed:

Father Rogers

James McAdoo

Hamilton Patterson

James Porter

 

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2 Mar 1815

 

Minutes

 

At a Vestry held in the Parish Church of Taughboyne, pursuant to Publick Notice for the purpose of laying money on this Parish for the support of foundlings and sending them off to the foundling hospital, Dublin and it having been made it appears to the Parishioners now assembled that Mr David Stephenson Guardian has expended the sum of 2.14.10

The said sum is allowed to be applotted with money laid on at Easter and levyed therewith and also Mr William Hutchison having expended the sum of (paid) 2.17.9

It is allowed, to be collected and apploted as above and also for one child now on hand for nursing, clothing, and sending it away - (paid) 4.11.0

These several sums to be applotted and collected with the money laid on at Easter Vestry.

Signed:

Father Rogers

James McAdoo

William Hutcheson

 

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21 Mar 1815

 

Minutes

 

At a Vestry held in the Parish Church of Taughboyne, pursuant to Publick Notice for the purpose of examining and confirming the applotments of the Church Cess, the applotments being examined and no objection made they are therefore confirmed.

Also the ?d Vestry do earnestly recommend that at the Easter Vestry following this date, the Parish do reimburse the present Churchwardens for the trouble and expense they may be put to at the assize now approaching in defending the Parish from the effects of Notice Served for Illicit Distillation.

Signed:

Thomas Pemberton

Nathan/Mathew Rogers

James McAdoo

William Hutcheson

Oliver White

William McLearn

William Rankin

James Rankin

Daniel Shannon

 

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28 Mar 1815

 

Minutes

 

At a Vestry held this day pursuant to public notice, it was resolved that in consequence of the commencement of the assizes on Monday last, and of the necessary attendance of a great number of the parishioners, this Vestry be adjourned to Thursday next, the 4th day of April, and it is hereby adjourned..............unreadable

 

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4 Apr 1815

 

Minutes

 

At a Vestry held by adjournment from the 20th day of March last the Parishioners being fully assembled do agree that the former Churchwarden Mr William Hutcheson having fully settled his accounts to the satisfaction of the Parishioners, they are therefore allowed. Also Mr James McAdoo having likewise settled his accounts in like manner to the satisfaction of the Parishioners, they are allowed and then we proceed to lay on the Parish for this year the following sums viz

for the Clerks sallary (paid) 13.13.0

Sextons at Taughboyne (paid) 3.8.3

Sexton at St Johnston Jane (?) Scott 2.5.6

Old Madge (paid) 1.2.9

Elements (paid) 2.5.6

Churchwardens sallary (paid) 4.11.0

Applotters sallary (paid) 2.5.6

for repairs of the roof of the Church by Mr McAdoo (paid) 4.11.0

to reimburse the late Churchwardens for their attendance at Lifford (paid) 1.2.9

Also for a pipe at the end of the stable 0.11.4

for the Raphoe Hibernian Bible Society 10.0.0

for painting gate of the Graveyard and door of the Church (paid) 1.0.0

for the gate of St Johnston, a spade, shovel and lock (paid) 1.2.9

It appearing that three still fines has struck at the last assizes to be levied on the townland of Craihadoose and that John Hannigan Junr of the said townland was the person who arranged the said fine to be so struck unreadable................................

 

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Minutes

 

............ at this said vestry it is agreed.................be appointed Church warden in the ? of Mr McAdoo resigned to serve for this year - and that Mr John Lowry if Drumniraw be appointed Church warden to serve for this year in the ? of William Hutcheson resigned and it is the Instruction of this vestry that hte said Church wardens so attend at the Assize during the time they are in office to defend the parish from an penaltys likely to arrise from Illicit Distribution and the vestry engages to pay their reasonable expence for so doing. And it appearing to this vestry that Mr William Heaslett has not yet settled his acocunt and that a ballance of 9-2-10 ster still remains unpaid and due to the Parish it is the Instruction of this vestry that the Church wardens now appointed do pro? the said Mr Heaslett in behalf of the Parish at the next July session unless the said ballance shall be before that time delivered up to them for the use of the Parish. Samuel Gourly of Ballylennon and James Motherall? of Tonagh to be Guardians of foundlings this year.

Signed:

Thomas Pemberton

John Lowry

William Smyth

Moses McKean

William Hutcheson

Hamilton Patterson

James McAdoo

 

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16 Feb 1816

 

Minutes

 

Feby 16th 1816 at a vestry held at the Parish church this day for the purpose of laying on money expended by William Cowan for Carrying Cloathing and ? foundling children and he having made it appear that the sum of 24-12-12 ster has been justly expended it is allowed that the said sum be applotted with the former cess laid on the 4th April last and collected and also at said vestry it is agreed that the sum of 21-0-0 ster be laid on the Parish to pay Samuel McCarter for his trouble and exertion in assisting the Church wardens on their duty, this also to be apploted and leveyed with the former cess.

Signed"

Father Rogers

William Cowan

Hamilton Patterson

 

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26 Mar 1816

 

Minutes

 

At a vestry held at the Parish Church of Taughboyne ont he 26th day of March 1816 for the purpose of Examining and confirming the Church C? Applotments they being duly read and examined and no objection made they are therefore confirmed.

Signed:

Father Rogers

John Lowry

William Cowan

Hamilton Patterson

 

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16 Apr 1816

 

Minutes

 

At a vestry held at the ................ to public notice on the 16th day of April 1816 for the purpose of settling the accounts of the late church wardens and choosing new church wardens to serve for the present year.

And it having appeared to this vestry that Mr William Cowan late Churchwarden has settled his accounts to the satisfaction of all the parishoners now present they are therefore allowed and Mr John Lowry being somewhat deficient in getting in his money a ballance of 2-9-6 remains to be paid in immediately to Mr Patterson to pay off the deficient sums mentione din the start of vestry. And now we proceed to lay on the following sums viz

for the Clerks sallary the sum of 13-13-0 (paid)

for the sexton at Taughboyne 3-8-3 (paid)

for the sexton at St Johnston Jane Scott 22-5-6 (paid)

for old madge late sextoness 1-2-9 (paid)

for Churchwardens sallary 4-11-0 (paid)

for Applotters sallary 2-5-6 (paid)

for Eliemnts 2-5-6 (paid)

for the repairs of the roof of the Church to Mr McAdoo 4-11-0 (paid)

for the Bible Society for the year 5-0-0 (paid)

for the repairs of the graveyard wall and improving the entrance into the Church 11-4 (paid)

and for repairing the ? in St Johnston Graveyard 1-2-9 (paid William Latta)

Tota; 40-16-7

And now as the late Church wardens have not pocessed according to directions at the July sessions it is the instruction of the vestry that they now process William Heaslett of Whitehill for the sum of 9-2-10 which still remains due by him to the Parish and the parishoners do engage to pay any expense that they shall incur by the said prosecution and Mr William Latta is appointed Churchwarden in the ? fo Mr William ? ............... and the former apploters to be continued and Mr John Gillon of Tyroddy and Mr Thomas Wilson of Carrickmore to be Guardians for foundlings for the present year. And we do adjourn this vestry and it is hereby adjourned to thursday the second day of May next.

Signed:

Thomas Patterson

Father Rogers

William Latta

John Lowry

Oliver White

James Pemberton

Hamilton Patterson

Henry Wark

John Gilliland

 

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2 May 1816

 

Minutes

 

At a vestry held at the Parish Church of Taughboyne this 2nd day of May 1816 by adjournment for settling the accounts of the late Churchwarden Mr John Lowry and he having finally settled his account and paid off the ballance in his hands to the satisfaction of the Parishoners they are therefore allowed and as the late Church wardens have fulfilled their engagement to the Parish in processing with effect Mr Willaim Heaslett the vestry assembled do hereby give then their thanks for the zeal they have shown in behalf of the parish.

And now that in conformity with the vote and promises of the last Easter vestry wherein the Parish engaged to pay the reasonable expenditure of the prosecution the Parishoners now assembled do consider that sum of 8-6-7 is a reasonable charge according to the amount hereunto annexed and they do therefore vote that the same may be applotted and leveyed with the sum laid on at Easter vestry last.

 

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Annexed Account

Stamps of process and service 0-8-0

Summons for Witnesses 0-0-10

Councilors ? and ? 1-14-5

to William Cowan for 5 days 1-10-0

to Oliver White for 2 days 0-13-4

To Mr Lowry for 3 days 1-0-0

to Mr Patterson for 3 days 1-0-0

to Mr Gallagher for 3 days 1-0-0

to Mr McAdoo 3 days 1-0-0

Total 8-6-7

Signed Thomas Pemberton

Moses McKean

William Latta

John Gilliland

George Montieth

John Lowry

William Cowan

James McAdoo

Oliver White

Hamilton Patterson

 

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2 Dec 1816

 

Minutes

 

At a vestry held at the Church of Taughboyne Pursuant to Publick Notice on the 2nd day of December 1816 for the purpose of considering the case of bastard children deserted within the Parish when they are above the age of admission into the foundling Hospital it was unanimously resolved that such infants cannot be considered as intitled to any permanent support from the Parish and that in all such cases the Guardians of the Poor are instructed and directed to use their utmost effort to have the party apprehended and brought to justice who shall be guilty of such inhumane practices and that the Parish will reimburse the Guardians for any extraordinary expence he may be put to in discovering taking and prosecuting such offender and also that the Parish will reimburse him for any temporary relief afforded to such infants as the exigency of their several cases may require.

Signed:

Thomas Pemberton

Father Rogers

James McAdoo

Henry Work

Samuel Rankin

Alexander Latta

Harvey McAdoo

Hamilton Patterson

 

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8 May 1817

 

Minutes

 

At a vestry held at the Church of Taughboyne Pursuant to Publick Notice on the 2nd day of December 1816 for the purpose of settling the accounts of the late Church wardens and for choosing new Churchwardens to serve for the present year and for laying on the necessary expense contingencies and first we proceed as follows - the late Church wardens William Latta and Mises McShane having settled their accounts and cleared off all accounts to the satisfaction of the Parish they are therefore allowed.

And now we proceed to lay on for Clerks sallary 13-13-0

for the Sexton at Taughboyne 3-8-3

for the Sextons at St Johnston 2-5-6

for old madge late Sextoness 1-2-9

for the Applotters sallary 2-5-6

for the Church wardens sallary 4-11-0

for Eliments 2-5-6

for the repairs of the roof of the Church 4-11-0

for the Bible Society 5-0-0

for contingencies to be disposed of at the descretion of H Patterson 4-11-0

Total 43-13-6

for burying the destitute poor to be disposed of at the discretion of the Churchwardens 5-0-0

Total 48-13-6

And now we do appoint Henry Work of Tyroddy to be Church warden in the roam of William Latta and Josiah Galbraith of ? in the room? of Moses McShane and we appoint Oliver White of Clashygowan to be Guardian for this year of deserted children and William Alexander of ? to be Guardian for that part of the Parish in the room? of T Wilson ?

Signed:

Thomas Pemberton

Henry Work C Warden

George Montieth

David White

Hamilton Patterson

Oliver White

James McAdoo

 

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Sundries Expended by H ? the 8th day of ?

to 3 hundred of slates for the Parish stable 0-14-0

to four bushells of lime for the Parish stable 0-5-0

to land tiddeling gathering drawing and lowering? 0-3-4

to cash paid John Thompson for slating pointing etc? 0-10-0

to cash paid Hugh Navine for glazing those windows in the Church viz the east window and two north windows 0-10-7

to cash paid for a coffin for a man in Burnthaw going to the hospital 0-10-2

to cash paid for a child in Cloughfin 0-2-6

to cash paid for William Gallagher Montriagh 0-5-0

to cash paid for a man at Craihadoose named Law 0-2-6

to cash paid for Hannah McNamee of Churchtown 0-6-10

to cash paid for one in Tibber by John Marshall 0-9-9

to cash paid by John Marshall for one found in the bog 0-5-5

to cash paid for one found at Tyroddy bog 0-4-0

to cash paid provided by James Stephenson Ardagh 0-18-6

total 5-7-7

to sundries expended by Mr O White on three foundlings 4-11-0

NB there 7-7 of the above sums included in the sum total 5-6-1

Paid for coffins to Robert Wilson by H Patterson 23-10-0

Cash paid William McClearn for Parke Coffin 0-7-6

NB the money laid on for contingencys has been expended as follows

to Betty McAlowry for nursing Shoughneys? child 2-5-0

to meat to do. 0-17-0

to cash to do. 0-5-0

to Sam McCarter 0-10-0

to cash to Betty McLowry 0-5-0

total 4-2-0

April the 6th 1818 Eliza LcLowry has kept this child one year at the above date for which she has been paid 3-12-0

 

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31 Jul 1817

 

Minutes

 

...........pursuant to Publick notice it is hereby resolved that in consequence of the Great Mortality that prevails and the extreme distrust of the lower classes of the Parishoners that the sum of fifteen pounds ster be granted and is hereby granted to be assessed on the Parish for the purpose of providing coffins for those who die and whose friends are unable to pay the expenses of their funeral.

That the Minister and Church wardens and Guardians Mr Hugh Stephenson and Mr James Pinkerton be and they are hereby appointed a comitee to manage this fund to the best advantage but that in no cases money be given to the party applying but a coffin only provided.

Dated this 31st day of July 1917

Signed:

Father Rogers, curate

Henry Work

William McClearn

Hugh Stephenson

Oliver White

James Pinkerton

William Latta

Samuel Rankin

James Stevenson

Hamilton Patterson

 

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24 Mar 1818

 

Minutes

 

At a vestry held at the Parish Church of Taughboyne on the 24th day of March 1818 pursuant for publick notice for the purpose of settling the accounts of the late Church wardens and choosing new Church wardens to serve for the present year and for laying on the necessary expenses for the present year and first we proceed as follows - it having appeared to the Parishoners now assembled that Mr Henry Work, late Church warden, having paid as follows viz

into the hands of H Patterson 27-9-0

Churchwardens fees 2-5-6

Applotters fees 2-5-6

S? settled otherwise 1-4-10

total amount 33.4.10

March the 24th 1818, ballance due 1-1-0

Amount of this applotment 34-5-10

And Mr Josias Galbrath having paid into HP 32-0-0

the ballance due by him to the Parish 12-13-9

Which ballance he has promised to pay into the hands of H Patterson for the use of the Parish as has been stated in the several Acts of Vestry when the said money was laid on.

And now we proceed to lay on the Parish the sums following viz

for the Clerks sallary 13-13-0

for the Sextons 3-8-3

for the Sexton at St Johnston 2-5-6

for old Madge late Sextoness 1-2-9

for the Applotters sallary 2-5-6

for the Church wardens sallary 4-11-0

for Elimints 2-5-6

for the repairs of the roof of the Church 4-11-0

for contingincys 5-0-0

total 39-2-6

And as Mr Pinkerton could not attend at this vestry........................................ be Chuech wardan for the upper end of this Parish in the room? of Josias Galbrath late Churchwarden resigned and James Baird of Cloughfin to be Churchwarden in the room of Henry Work resigned and Robert Finlay of Tullyrap to be Guardian of foundlings for the upper part fo othis said Parish as witnesses our several hands.

Signed:

Nathan Rogers

Henry Wark

Josiah Galbraith

Chambers Allison, Churchwarden

Oliver White

Hamilton Pattersaon

Solomon Chambers

George Montieth

Andrew Alexander

James McAdoo

William McClearn

 

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