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St Thomas a Beckett Vestry Book

1660 to 1829


My thanks to Cynthia Kimpton for these selected extracts taken from LDS film 1041917  

Bowden Edge    Entries from Vestry Documents

CHURCH WARDENS BRADSHAW EDGE 

OCCUPIERS NAMES

YEARS OFFICIATING

Nicholas Kirk

1750

1807

Corneleus Pickford

1750

1819

James Pickford

1753

1807

George Kirk

1753

Christopher Bennett

1756

Thomas Ford

1756

Edward Walton

1759

Thomas Middleton, Chapel

1759

Peter Steel

1762

Matthew Lee

1762

John Bullock

1765

1810

Robert Bagshaw

1765

George Goodman

1768

William Ashby

1768

Joseph Higginbotham

1771

Thomas Brammwell

1771

1819

by Mr Bennett

1774

William Pott

1774

John Fox

1777

Francis Thomason

1777

Josiah Fox

1780

George Kirk

1780

William Carrington

1780

Thomas Middleton

Rate 1700

a new place A house situate in Chapel

Thomas ?

1783

William Lingard

1783

Edward Barker

1786

Edward Green

1786

Joseph Ford

1789

John Frith

1789

James Jackson

1792

Thomas Hadfield

1792

William Walton

1795

Thomas Lomas

1795

Jacob Lomas

1798

Anthony Shallcross

1798

John Booth

1801

Thomas Bagshaw

1801

William Shapley

1804

Thomas Hyde Junior

1804

Peter Bramwell

1807

(substituted by John Howe)

James Pickford

1807

(substituted by his son)

James Harker Pickford

James Walton

1810

Ralph Turner

1810

Job Righton

1813

John Higginbotham

1813

CHURCH WARDENS BOWDEN EDGE

OCCUPIERS NAMES

YEARS OFFICIATING

Robert Hibberson

1814

Thomas Marchington

1814

Jaspar Needham

1817

John Bagshaw

1817

Robert Hampson

1820

Henry Kirk, Town End

1820

subs by George Chappell

Peter Merrill, Town End

1823

subs. John Howe

Robert Bagshaw, Town End

1823

James Shallcross

1826

John Bramwell

1826

subs John Howe

Thomas Wyld

1829

residing in Bradshaw Edge

Joseph Hadfield

1829

subs George Hadfield

Anthony Bellot

1832

John Williamson

1832

John Marchington

1835

John Hall

1835

  VARIOUS ENTRIES FROM CELF VESTRY DOCUMENTS

1773-1798

NAME

DATE

INFORMATION

John Middleton 

1788

a new place  House (Hatt)

John Ford 

1842

Church Warden, Eccles

George Hall, Rushop

1762  

Church Warden

Jasper Hall 

1808

a new place, Bagshaw

Roger Hall, Rushop

1838

Church Warden

Joseph Hall, Gartress Side 

1844 

Church Warden

Thomas Middleton 

1759

Bowden Chapel Nominated Bradshaw Edge

Houses situtated within the Borough and Town of Chapel en le Frith

Situation and Description

Sign of the Hatt  John Middleton, 1777-1790

Sigh of the Hatt  John Middleton 1790 - 1814

Rushop   Ellis Hall, 1793, Head Borough

Bagshaw, John Hall, 1827, Head Borough

Surveyors

for Stoddard Farm, Thomas Middleton, 1757, 1769 1831

Sign of the Hatt, John Middleton 1787

Light Birch, John Ford 1836

Surveyors of the Highways within Bowden Edge

Rushop  Ellis Hall, 1774, 1784

Rushop  John Middleton  1816

Rushop, John Middleton, 1817, 1818, 1819, 1820, 1821

Rushop, John Middleton, 1822, assisted by Thomas Bramwell

Rushop, John Hall, 1836

Constable

1759 Thomas Middleton, Bradshaw Edge

1733 Elias Hall Rushop

 1719 Jno Hall of ?

Jno Wright Baghouses   hired Jno Hall

Head Borough

1731 John Hall of Thorn Tree

1746 Jno Hall of  Thorn

Overseers

Mr Hall for Cris: Pickfords1736 and 1773

Thomas Middleton for Stoddards1758

Bowden Edge Surveying Houses

1724 Elias Hall of Rushop

Bowden Head Collections of Quarterly Payments

1719 Elias Hall of Rushop  (same for windows)

 Parish of Chapel en le Frith - Bradshaw Edge

Situation          Church Warden      Date

House in Chapel    Jno Ford             1789

Bowden Edge

Rushop                   Ellis Hall             1775

Warmbrook           John Hall             1835    & John Marchington

Bradshaw Edge - Stoddard

(Diggs) Thomas Middleton             1756

Overseers of the Poor-Bowden Edge

Philomen Rowbotham              Leys Buxton, Church Land,     George Hall  1762

W E Bagshaw                             a new place                                Jasper Hall    1808

(Ford Hall) Bagshaw subs. by Adam Fox

Headborough-Bowden Edge

Rushop           Ellis Hall          1793

Rushop          Roger  Hall         1838

Bagshaw       John Hall

Constable - Bradshaw Edge

Late Mrs Backings          fr Estate at Stoddard          Thomas Middleton          1739

 Surveyors of the Highways within Bowden Edge

Rushop       Elias Hall            1774 and 1784

Rushop       Ellis Hall             1784

Rushop       John Middleton 1816    ditto cnt. 1817, 1818, 1819, 1820, 1821 assisted by Thomas Bennett ditto cont 1832

Rushop       Roger Hall          1836

CHAPEL EN LE FRITH MARCH 27 1817

At a meeting of the undersigned Gentlemen Freeholders and Landholders of the Parish of Chapel en le Frith in the County of Derby held in the Vestry of this Parish of Church of Chapel en le Frith aforesaid, Thursday the 27 March 1817, it was proposed and unanimously agreed that Adam Fox of Waterside in this parish shall be the Acting Overseer of the Poor of this Parish:  he shall collect the Leys or Levies aforesaid, he shall pay the Relief to the Paupers and discharge all Accounts due by the Parish out of the Parish Rates and shall receive out of the said Rates, as a Remuneration for his time and trouble, the sum of  £42 per year provided that there be more than 20 Leys or Levies aforesaid and collected for the Use of the Parish together with a reasonable Allowance for the Expenses on Journies(sic) out of the Parish on Parish  Business.

Signed

Thos Reddish    Geo Lingard

James Lomas     John Jump

Joseph Simpson     W Carrington

Wm Watton       Thomas Frith

George ?       George Chappel

James Shaw    Thos Hobson

James Carington (sic)     Edwd. Watton

Thos Bowden   Robert Hibberson

Stephen Bellot  John Middleton

Henry Morton  John Dixon

Wm Martin  Wm Watton

Henry Kirk  Henry Lomas

Chapel en le Frith - Extract from a Vestry Meeting 22 September 1819

.....An allowance of £7 paid by the Surveyor of Highways within the Bradshaw Edge for the time being to Joseph Woodward as a compensation for the loss of a horse who was killed by falling into a stone pit which was open and not securely guarded to prevent misfortune.

Signed

Thomas Redissh)Residing within

Geo Chappel      )Bradshaw Edge

John Martin      )

John Pickford  )

the above Memorandum was also assented to by 

Stephen Ballet  Isaac Lomas

James Carrington  Henry Martin

John Dixon  Thos Isondon (?)

John Middleton  Adam Fox

Adam Fox at Martinside.

23 March 1819

At a Vestry Meeting the undermentioned gentlemen who have attested and signed the said Order that in future no Allowance will be paid to any Officer for (sending) any summons within the Parish and also that the Officer be ordered to give no Relief to any Vagrant on travel(?) (except in case of seeing (?) for an order in writing from under the hands of a Magistrate:

S Grundy, Minister

? Kirk  John Dixon

Joseph Storer  Robert Hibberson

Thomas Marchington  Stephen Bollet

Jaspar Needham  Adam Fox

John Middleton  Thomas Bowden

John Howe  John Rorksley

John Watton  Wm Watton

George Lingard  John Frith

Tobert (Ham---son)  John McKnought

John Bagshaw  John Pickford

Meeting on Sunday January 9th 1825 by Order of the Magistrate -

to be taken into consideration the Proprietory of providing a safe and proper place of Security commonly called a Lockup House for this Parish.  It was proposed and unanimously agreed that such a building be erected and the most eligible Situation appears to be at or near the Sun Dial in the Market Place in the town of Chapel en le Frith aforesaid.

Signed

S Grundy, Minister

H Kirk  Peter Bramwell

Robert Ferguson  Samuel Ibberson

Geo Chappel  John McNought

John Pickford  Stephen Jowle, Constable

Samuel Atkins, Headborough  Joseph Simpson

John Dixon  John Howe

Joseph Gee  John Pickford, Vestry Clerk

and from the Vestry Minutes on 26 January 1826-

....that the Church Wardens (for the time being) be empowered to obtain a 

Faculty from the Court at Lichfield for new Paving the Body of the said Church of Chapel en le Frith and the expense of the Leat Owners in proportion...Number of Sittings which they claim in each respective Leat according to Mr John Taylor’s plan and that the following gentlemen be named in the Faculty along with the Minister and Church Wardens for the time being to offset in carrying the said Business into Executive (rest of text unreadable but on the next page were the signatories) -

Samuel Frith Esq  Mr Adam Fox (Martinside)

Thomas Goodman Esq  Mr John Dixon

Mr John Bennett (Stoddard Lodge)  Mr Joseph Storer

Mr Henry Kirk (Eaves)  Mr John Ibbotson

Mr Thomas Bowden  Mr William Yates (Ridge Hall)

Mr James Hibberson  Mr Peter Booth

Thomas Gisborne Esq

Moved by William Greed and seconded by Mr John Argile, THAT the Reverend George Mountsey, Reverend Chas C Bates, Rev Francis Orton, John White, Esq, and George William Newton Esq to the Commissioners appointed to act under the said Faculty.

Hon(?) Kirk   John Middleton

James Gaskill) John Ford

John Watts  ) John Howe

From the Vestry Book for Chapel en le Frith 20 February 1715:

Agreement about the Commons, Bowden Chappell

We the freeholders and commoners within the Parish of Chapel in le Frith in the County of Derby ----lately had our several and respective parts, shares and proportions of the Waste Moores and Commons of that moyetty thereof call the Freeholders part or Moyety.  That was left and set out to us by his late Majesty King George the Second is and for our moyety of the said Commons for and in respect of our severall and Respective Ancient Freehold Lands and Tenements within the said Parish.  Surveyed divided allotted and set out to us each and every of us ie Severally for and as our Severall and Respective share and proportions of the said Moyety in such Manner as by the Plot or Map made and taken thereof by Mr Samuel Hutchinson, Surveyor thereof, may appear.  To which division allottments and settings out we have severally consented and agree As by an Instrument under our hand and seals declaring o9ur said Several parts so laid out to each of use aforesaid for an as our severall parts and proportions of the said freeholders and part may likewise appear  And which said Commons of each within the said parish were heretofore of Ancient Time and beyond all memory Intirely enjoyed with and in right of our severall freehold estates and looked upon as part thereof until his late Majesty in right of his said Majesty’s mannor of High Peak in the said County of which the said Wast or Comons are parcel and of --- Agreement in that behalf, Did take from one moyety thereof and granted the same to Thomas Eyre of Rowter Esq And all which till then was accounted parcell of and as belonging unto our said freehold Lands and as parcell thereof was charged rated and assessed in all  taxes and Assessments as the said Moyety called the Freeholders --- part (test very smudged could be party) and left out to us  as aforesaid hath been since, And the same having been really and bone fide so charged rated taxed and Assessed as aforesaid and our said Ancient Freehold Lands and Tenements which are much Impaired and diminished in yearly value by his said late Majesty taking from us the said Moyety called the King’s part....To(?) and each and any of us doth hereby and severally for ourselves and severall heirs, Executors and Administrasters Covenant Grant promise and agree each with other that our said severall and respective parts shares and proportions of the said Moyety of the said Commons called the Freeholders said Moyety and allott and set out to us respectively as aforesaid  Shall forever hereafter be accounted esteemed decreed and taken to be (as in truth they are) parcell of our said Ancient Lands and Tenements within the said parish And shall for ever remain and continue discharged and free from all manner of taxes whatsoever And shall not at every time hereafter on any occasion be taxes, Assessed - otherwise then with and as parcell of our said Freehold land in the said parish As the whole Wasts and Comons hitherto have immemorially been as aforesaid  And shall not att any time or times hereafter be rated taxed or Assessed distinctly or separately from our said Ancient Freehold Lands notwithstanding any Sale or disposition of any of our said allotts parts shares or proportions or of any part thereof from any of our said Ancient Freehold lands and Tenements unless by special agreement in that behalf between the buyer or purchaser and Seller of any such part of the said share part or proportion in case of any Sale thereof or of any part thereof   In Witness whereof We have to divers parts --- this Agreement whereof one is by general agreement amongst us to remain fixed in the Register book of the said parish Put our hands and seals this Twentyth day of February in the second year of the Raigne of our Soveraigne Lord George by the Grace of God of Great Brittain France and Ireland, King Defender of the faith anno Din 1715

Henry Bradshaw Esq  John Bagshaw

Thomas Bagshaw Esq  Thomas Kyrke

William Bagshaw Gent  Robt Middleton

Arnold Kyrke Gent Martinside  Joseph Trickett?

Nicholas Creswell?  Arnold Kirke, Whitehills

George Thornhill  Jno Bennett

Richard Turnwick?  William Moult, Gent

15 March 1716  Phoenix a girl aged ? parish apprentice with William Ward went from George Bondon’s house of Landside about 5 in the  morning towards her masters house.  She was missing for six days she was found by Wm Jackson of Sparrowpit and is now very well.  With only a little stiffness in her limbs (snowing) This was the Lord’s doing and will be marvelous in future generations, she ate no meat during the six days nor was hungry but very thirsty and slept much. 

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