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Dorchester - Holy Trinity Parish

The Vestry Book - Part 2 (1751-1790)

Link to Vestry Book - Part 1 (1728-1750)      Part 3 (1791-1880)

Compiled by Michael Russell OPC for Dorchester January 2015
[348 Sets of Minutes transcribed]

Note:- This book is available to view on ancestry.com - Go to the card index; input Dorset to bring up all the Dorset records; select the 'Dorset, England, Poor Law and Parish Records, 1511-1997' file; then select the Parish or Poor Law Union for 'Dorchester, Holy Trinity' and under Record type 'Vestry Minutes'; I have included image numbers to aid locating entries as it has not (at Jan 2015) been indexed..

These accounts can often add valuable background to events of the day. For example the fathers of bastards are sometimes named; marriage licences bought to help prevent single women seeking support; the recently deceased referred to as widows often then fell onto the parish for support. They also identify who were churchwardens and overseers and even some of the more important parishioners.

An important document that can be read alongside these minutes is the Militia Return for 1758 as this gives the trade of most of the individuals running the poor law e.g. churchwardens, overseers and senior parishioners



VESTRY Meeting Minutes

Date Image Minutes Signed by
8th April 1751 87 8th April 1751
At a Vestry now held it's:-

Agreed ---- that Jane the Daur [i.e. daughter] of Margaret DREWER shall leave be sent to the Hospital [i.e. Workhouse], and the mother be allowed one shilling a week till then
John WHITE and John NELSON Churchwarden
John SCUTT & John DAVEY Overseers
Robert Lumley KINGSTON; William GUNDRY and John BUCKLAND
15th April 1751 88 15th April 1751
At a Vestry held on public notice relating to the provision for such of our poor as are not in the Hospital [i.e. Workhouse]

Agreed ---- That the youngest child of the Widow FOOK be sent to the Hospital [i.e. Workhouse] and her weekly allowance of 2s 6d be taken off

That ---- Esther TURNER's, Widow NORMAN's, John GREEN's Deborah FOY's , Patt NEWMAN's & Eliz MARSH's pay be taken off from them all

That Widow BROWN's, Ann PALMER's, Mary COAT's and John HARDY's remain as before
John NELSON and John WHITE Churchwardens
John WHEELER and Thomas POOK Overseers
Richard COOPER; Samuel HITCHCOCK; David HAYDON; Robert Lumley KINGSTON; John BUCKLAND; John GALE; William HAYDON & Thomas EVOMY
8th May 1751 88 8th May 1751
At a Vestry held this day according to public notice it is:-

Ordered ---- That William the son of Benjamin BRINE be sent to the Hospital [i.e. Workhouse] for a Maintenance and that the Churchwardens and Overseers do prepare an order for that purpose.

Ordered --- that John HOLLAND be allowed two shillings & a coat
John NELSON and John WHITE Churchwardens
Thomas POOK Overseer
Robert SMITH; John SCUTT; John DAVEY; David HAYDON; John BUCKLAND
12th May 1751 88 12th May 1751
At a Vestry held this day it is :-
Ordered ---- that proper persons go to Sherborne for John HARDY and that the Overseers apply to the Justices for a Discharge to the Bridewell Keeper and that he be brought home and sent to the Hospital [i.e. Workhouse] some time this week and be there closely confined
John NELSON and John WHITE Churchwardens
John WHEELER and Thomas POOK Overseers
William CHURCHILL; Robert Lumley KINGSTON; Richard COOPER; John GALE; William MOWLIM; and David HAYDON
19th May 1751 89 19th May 1751
At a Vestry held here according to public notice given it's:-

Ordered ---- that Mary HARBIN be forthwith sent to the House of Correction to be confined to hard labour and that an order be prepared for that purpose
John NELSON and John WHITE Churchwardens
Thomas POOK Overseer
William CHURCHILL; Robert Lumley KINGSTON; Richard COOPER; John GALE; David HAYDON; Samuel HITCHCOCK; William MOWLIM; John JACOB; and Edward BOWEN
10th June 1751 89 7th June 1751 Trinity Parish:
At a Vestry held this day it's :-

Agreed and ordered ---- that Mr John MEADER and Mr Thomas BESANT shall be returned assessors of the Land and Window Tax for this parish for the year ensuing
John NELSON and John WHITE Churchwardens
John WHEELER and Thomas POOK Overseers
Thomas COOMBS - Constable; John BUCKLAND and Samuel HITCHCOCK
12th Aug 1751 89 12th August 1751
At a Vestry held this day it's :-

Agreed ---- that the overseers do pay fourteen shillings for a years rent for Elnar STICKLAND due midsummer last and that John GREEN be forthwith sent to the Hospital [i.e. workhouse] for maintenance
John WHITE and John NELSON Churchwardens
John WHEELER and Thomas POOK Overseers
David HAYDON; Samuel HITCHCOCK; John WHITE and William MOWLIM
14th October 1751 89 14th October 1751
At a vestry held this day according to public notice given Sunday last it's :-

Agreed ---- that Ann LOVELESS be forthwith sent to the Hospital [i.e. workhouse] and that there be an order got for that purpose  
John WHITE and John NELSON Churchwardens
John WHEELER and Thomas POOK Overseers
John BUCKLAND and John JACOB
3rd November 1751 90 Dorchester Nov: 3rd 1751
At a vestry held this day according to public notice given it's
ordered----that George THORNE be forthwith sent to the Hospital [i.e. workhouse] or the officers make an enquiry about getting him sent to Bath for a cure and in the meantime the overseers are to allow him discretionally; and his wife be allowed a shilling a week til further orders
John WHITE Churchwarden
John WHEELER and Thomas POOK Overseers
William MOWLIM; Thomas BESANT; David HAYDON; John BUCKLAND; Edward CLINES: John JACOB; William HAYDON
8th December 1751 90 Dorchester Decr 8 1751
At a Vestry held this day according to public notice given it is :-

Agreed ---- that James KEAT's Family be allowed two shillings a week until further orders and his son to have a coat a pair of breeches & shoes and that Mary HARBIN be forthwith sent to the Hospital [i.e. workhouse] and that an order be got for that purpose
John WHITE Churchwarden
John WHEELER and Thomas POOK Overseers
John WHITE; John BUCKLAND; and John GALE
11th Feb 1752 91

Parish of Holy Trinity Dorchester February ye 11th 1752
At a Vestry held this day according to public notice given it is :-

Agreed ---- that Anne LOVELACE be allowed nine pence a week towards the support of her bastard child by William BELLRINGER from time of her discharge at the Hospital

[Note:- See scrap of paper found within the vestry minute book which has been imaged out of date order after Sep 1738 but is actually dated the 19th March 1752 and clearly relates to these minutes - Ann's bastard child is to be supported by the father but this does not extend to her so she is being paid 9d a week by the overseers at the expense of the parish and she therefore appears in subsequent listing of those in receipt of relief whilst her child does not - also see a later entry for 19th April 1758]


and that James KEATS Rent be allowed to be paid by the Parish and from this time to be allowed only one and six pence a week until further orders
and Thomas DAMON's wife be allowed one shilling and six pence a week until further orders
and that a messenger be sent to Bruton to enquire about Benjamin LESTERS Marriage

John WHITE Churchwarden
John WHEELER and Thomas POOK Overseers
Richard COOPER; Robert SMITH; Thomas EVOMY; David HAYDON
16th February 1752 91 16th February 1752
At a Vestry this day held about the Family of Benjamin LESTER it is ordered that his wife and child be forthwith sent to the workhouse and a warrant be made for that purpose
John NELSON and WHITE Churchwardens
John WHEELER and Thomas POOK Overseers
Robert Lumley KINGSTON; Richard COOPER; John CHANNING; John GALE; William MOWLIM; David HAYDON; William HAYDON; Thomas EVOMY; and Anthony READ
5th April 1752 91 5th April 1752
At a Vestry held this day pursuant to notice given for that purpose it is:-

Agreed ---- that the appeal made by the parish of Askerwell against an order made for the removal of Mary BAGG and her daughter out of this parish to Askerwell aforesaid be defended by this parish and that the expense thereof be allowed by the said parish
John NELSON and WHITE Churchwardens
John WHEELER and Thomas POOK Overseers
Robert SMITH; Thomas POOK; david HAYDON; John GALE; William MOWLIm; William HAYDON and John BUCKLAND
28th April 1752 92 Dorchester Trinity Parish: April 28th 1752
At a Vestry held this day according to public notice given Sunday last it's:-

Agreed ---- that Mr John NELSON and Mr Thomas COOMBS by D? of the Former, be Overseers and collector of the Land and Window Tax for the year ensuing
John NELSON and John WHITE Churchwardens
John JACOB Overseer; Thomas POOK; John GALE; Thomas BESANT John SCUTT; John WHEELER
17th May 1752 92 17th May 1752
At a Vestry held this day according to public notice given it is

Agreed ---- that Jane the wife of Benjamin LESTER be discharged from the Hospital [i.e. workhouse] on Monday next.
John WHITE Churchwarden
John JACOB and John JACOB Overseers
John WHITE; John BUCKLAND; David HAYDON
6th July 1752 92 6th July 1752
At a Vestry held this day according to public notice given Sunday last it's:-

Agreed ---- to pay the Revd. Mr FLOYER Two Guineas for his brother the late Doctor for delivering the life of John DAMON & that the fees of Thomas DAMON be paid to Mr KING of Sherborne if Mr PITMAN forgives him & it is also agreed to warn all the people that have not Certificates either to get some or be removed out of the parish
John WHITE Churchwarden
John JACOB and John JACOB Overseers
John WHEELER; John BUCKLAND; Thomas EVOMY; David HAYDON; John GALE and Peter CLARK
10th August 1752 93 August ye 10th 1752
At a Vestry held this day according to public notice given Sunday last it's:-
Agreed ---- that Bett FORSTER be allowed two shifts
John NELSON and John WHITE Churchwardens
John JACOB and John JACOB Overseers
Robert SMITH; John BUCKLAND
30th October 1752 93 October ye 30th 1752
At a Vestry held this day according to public notice given Sunday last it's:-
Agreed ---- that John HELLARD be forthwith sent to the Hospital [i.e. the workhouse] and that there is an order got for that purpose
John NELSON and John WHITE Churchwardens
John JACOB and John JACOB Overseers
David HAYDON; John BUCKLAND
20th November 1752 93 November ye 20th 1752
At a Vestry held this day according to public notice given Sunday last it's:-
Agreed ---- that Mary HOLLAND Widow now at Lyme Regis be forthwith sent home & that she shall be put into the Hospital [i.e. workhouse] as soon as possible
John NELSON and John WHITE Churchwardens
John JACOB and John JACOB Overseers
John BUCKLAND
12th December 1752 93 12 Decr 1752
At a Vestry held by public notice it is :-
Agreed ---- that Ann the Widow of Mr George LESTER be forthwith sent to the Hospital [i.e. the workhouse]
We agree the like with Elizabeth MARSH & Mary HOBBS
We agree that the Overseers shall provide a gown for Martha NEWMAN and give her a shilling for her present necessities
John HUBBOCK Minister
John NELSON and John WHITE Churchwardens
John JACOB and John JACOB Overseers
Thomas POOK; Richard COOPER; Robert Lumley KINGSTON; Robert SMITH; William DAVIS; John GALE; John BUCKLAND; David HAYDON

 

15th January 1753 94 15th January 1753
At a Vestry held this day according to public notice given Sunday last it's:-

Agreed ---- that Eleanor STICKLAND's House Rent be paid and allowed to the Overseers and that
the Widow Rebeccah WINZAR's House rent being now three shillings be likewise paid & continued at six pence per week till further orders
John NELSON Churchwarden
John JACOB and John JACOB Overseers
22nd January 1753 94 Jany ye 22nd 1758? [clerical error for 1753]
At a Vestry held this day according to public notice given Sunday last it's:-

Agreed ---- that forty shillings be allowed to be paid for the Lord's Rent of the House of John JOHNSON of Sandfford being ten years rent.
John NELSON Churchwarden
John JACOB and John JACOB Overseers
Thomas EVOMY; John BUCKLAND; Thomas POOK
29th January 1753 94 29th January 1753
At A Vestry held this day according to public notice given on Sunday Last it is :-

Agreed ---- that a Certificate be granted to John WATTS junior & his family now at Blandford in this County & it is likewise agreed that one shilling per week together six weeks shall be allowed to as many poor people of this parish as are willing to be instructed in the Art of Spinning of Flax & Hemp now going to be carried on in this town
John NELSON Churchwarden
John JACOB and John JACOB Overseers
26th February 1753 94 26th February 1753
At A Vestry held this day according to public notice given on Sunday Last it is :-

Agreed ---- that John WATTs & Family (being now at Blandford in distress) be allowed sufficient maintenance till further orders & that a Bill one J HATESIS Family be paid to Mr NELSON
John NELSON and John WHITE Churchwardens
John JACOB and John JACOB Overseers
John BUCKLAND; Thomas POOK and John WHEELER
18th March 1753 95

18 March 1753

Agreed that Joan SLYFIELD be allowed three shillings per week to maintain herself and family till further order

It is also ordered that four turns be provided for the persons that work under Mr EVOMY at the Flax

John NELSON and John WHITE Churchwardens
John JACOB Overseer
Nicholas WEARE; Robert Lumley KINGSTON; Thomas POOK; John GALE; John WHEELER; Edward CLINES
29th April 1753 95 At a Vestry held for the parish of Holy Trinity in the Borough of Dorchester on Sunday the 29th day of April 1753 pursuant to notice given for that purpose

It is agreed that the officers of this parish do meet the officers of cerne Abbas tomorrow either at Cerne or Dorchester as the officers of Cerne shall appoint to treat with them on the best terms they can to compromise the appeal now descending between the two parishes on the removal of Edward DOWDING & his wife from this parish to Cerne and in case they cannot agree that then Mr Robert SMITH is desired to defend the appeal ar Sessions
John NELSON and John WHITE Churchwardens
Richard PADDOCK and Thomas BESANT Overseers
John GALE William HAYDON; Edward CLINES; Anthony READ; John JACOB
10th May 1753 95 Dorchester Trinity Parish May ye 10th 1753
At a Vestry held this day according to public notice given on Sunday Last it is :-

Agreed ---- that John JACOB a Schoolmaster & John SCUTT be returned assessors for the Land & Window Tax for this parish
John NELSON and John WHITE Churchwardens
Erasmus COX and Richard PADDOCK Overseers
Richard COOPER; Robert SMITH; John GALE; John JACOB Junior ; John JACOB; John BUCKLAND; Thomas POOK; Anthony READ;
15th May 1753 95 May ye 15th 1753
At a Vestry held this day according to public notice given on Sunday Last it is :-

Agreed ---- that One Guinea be paid to Mr KINGSTON for the late Doctor FLOYOR's demand for laying Rachel DAMON
John NELSON and John WHITE Churchwardens
Richard PADDOCK Overseer
Robert SMITH; John JACOB; Thomas BESANT; John GALE; John WHITE; John JACOB
31st May 1753 96

My ye 31st 1753

At a Vestry held this day according to notice given on Sunday last it is Agreed

That---- John WATTS House Rent being twenty shillings shall be paid by and allowed to the Overseers
That ---- two shirts and a coat be bought for Robert CRABTREE and a pair of Breeches

That ---- two shifts be bought for Mary the wife of John HOL---(off edge of page)

Robert SMITH and Thomas EVOMY churchwardens

Richard PADDOCK Overseer

John JACOB; John NELSON; John WHITE; John BUCKLAND

21st June 1753 96

Holy Trinity Dorchester the 21st june 1753
At a Vestry held for the said Parish pursuant to notice given for that purpose It is agreed

That ---- the Churchwardens, Overseers of the parish take William BELLSINGER's own security for the maintenance of Ann LOVELACE's Bastard Child, for the future provides the papers down the expenses the parish has already incurred? her lying in and maintenance of the bastard child

[Note:- See Vestry Minutes 11th Feb 1752 and link to scrap of paper found within the vestry minute book which has been imaged out of date order after Sep 1738]


Agreed that Pat NEWMAN be allowed a shift & a pair of shoes
That Doctor BUSHLAND be paid a Guinea for curing Peter BRINE's hand by the overseers

Robert SMITH and Thomas EVOMY churchwardens

Erasmus COX Overseer

John WHITE; Thomas COOMB; John JACOB; Robert Lumley KINGSTON; John NELSON and John BUCKLAND
14th October 1753 97

Holy Trinity: At A Vestry held for the said parish on Sunday the 14th day of October 1753

It is agreed that ---- Hester TURNER of the said parish be put in the Hospital [i.e. workhouse] & to be offered to the House on Friday next as one of the poor of the parish

Robert SMITH and Thomas BESANT Churchwardens
Richard PADDOCK Overseer Thomas MEECH and John GALE
26th December 1753 97

At a Vestry held the 26th day of December 1753 pursuant to notice

It s agreed that ---- Mary HELLARD & Robert GRABTREE [CRABTREE?] be allowed six pence a week each for their subsistence

It is agreed that George THORNE be allowed a shift

Robert SMITH and Thomas BESANT Churchwardens

Erasmus COX Overseer

27th January 1754 97 Ordered & Agreed that Christian HARBIN be allowed one shilling a week till further orders Robert SMITH and Thomas BESANT Churchwardens

Erasmus COX & Richard PADDOCK Overseers

20th February 1754 97 Holy Trinity: At a Vestry held for the said parish pursuant to notice given for that purpose on Wednesday the 20th day of February 1754
It is agreed that Mary HAYDEN Widow aged 52 & David HAYDEN her son aged 5 years & half be put in the Hospital [i.e. workhouse] for their support [Note:- See Link for more information about this family]
That Martha NEWMAN be allowed 6d a week for her support

Robert SMITH and Thomas BESANT Churchwardens

Erasmus COX Overseer

24th March 1754 97 At a Vestry held for the said parish on Sunday the 24th March 1754 pursuant to notice
It is agreed that Samuel READ be placed in the Workhouse for his support being 82 years of age
Robert SMITH and Thomas BESANT Churchwardens; Richard PADDOCK Overseer; Thomas MEECH; John WHITE; John GALE; Thomas POOK
4th May 1754 97 At a Vestry for the said parish held on Monday 4th May 1754
It is agreed that Sarah GAWLER be allowed 1 shilling a week towards her maintenance
That Thomas DAMON & his wife be allowed 2shillings & six pence a week towards their support till further order
That Robert BRINE be allowed 9d a weed towards his support
That Robert GRABTREE [CRABTREE?] be allowed one shilling a week towards his support
Robert SMITH and Thomas BESANT Churchwardens; Richard
Lawrence SHEPPARD: Richard PADDOCK; James RUMSEY
3rd June 1754 98

June ye 3rd 1754

At a Vestry held this day pursuant to public notice given on Sunday last the following orders were made

Ordered ---- That Thomas DAMON & Elizabeth his wife be forthwith sent to the Hospital [i.e. workhouse]
Ordered ---- that Peter BRINE be allowed one shilling per week till further orders
Ordered ---- That Five Pounds be allowed towards placing Thomas MILLER as an apprentice to Mr Samuel JACOB of the parish of St Peter

Edmund BOWER & Thomas COOMBS churchwardens
Lawrence SHEPPARD Overseer; John JACOB and John BUCKLAND
19th June 1754 98

June 19th 1754

At a Vestry held this day pursuant to public notice given on Sunday last the following orders were made Vizt:-

That Fifteen Shillings be allowed to pay the House Rent for William CHILD Senior

That a pair of shoes be allowed to Joan SLYFIELD's daughter

Edmund BOWER & Thomas COOMBS churchwardens
Lawrence SHEPPARD Overseer; John JACOB and John BUCKLAND
Edward CLINES; John NELSON; Robert SMITH and Thomas BESANT
16th September 1754 98

September 16th 1754

At a Vestry held this day pursuant to public notice given on Sunday last the following orders were made Vizt:-

That Joan SLYFIELD's House Rent be paid this time and that her allowance shall be but two shillings per week and six pence a week shall be paid by the overseers for her rent
That Sarah LESTER be allowed clothes at the discretion of the overseers
That Robert CRABTREE be allowed a coat etc

Edmund BOWER & Thomas COOMBS churchwardens
Lawrence SHEPPARD & John HAYNE Overseers
John PITMAN; John WHITE; Thomas POOK; John BUCKLAND; John JACOB
21st October 1754 99 October ye 21st 1754
At a Vestry held this day pursuant to public notice given on Sunday last the following orders were made Vizt:-
That the Widow HELLARD be allowed two new shifts
That Elizabeth THORN alias? FORSTER shall have no further relief
That James KATES be allowed no further relief
That Elizabeth the wife of Benjamin LOVELL be allowed two guineas
Edmund BOWER & Thomas COOMBS churchwardens
Lawrence SHEPPARD & John HAYNE Overseers
Samuel RUMSEY ; John JACOB; John SYMES; John PITMAN
1st December 1754 99

At a Vestry held on Sunday the 1st day of December 1754 pursuant to notice for that purpose for the parish of Holy Trinity in Dorchester

It is ordered that six shillings & three pence now due for Mary HELLARD's House Rent to Mr SYMES be paid by the overseers and that the said Mary HELLARD be placed in the workhouse for her maintenance

That John CONDUIT be placed in the workhouse for his maintenance

That Rebecca WINSOR be allowed 1shilling a week till further orders

That Robert GRABTREE [CRABTREE] be allowed two shirts

That the Widow BRINE be paid 4 shillings by the overseers for Rebecca WINSORS House Rent

The William CHILDS be placed in the workhouse for his maintenance

Edmund BOWER & Thomas COOMBS churchwardens
Lawrence SHEPPARD Overseer

William CHURCHILL; Robert SMITH; John BUCKLAND; Edward CLINES; Thomas POOK; John WHITE; William HAYDON; John GALE and Samuel RUMSEY

26th December 1754 100

Dec 26th 1754

At a Vestry held this day pursuant to public notice given on Christmas Day last the following orders were made and agreed to

Ordered ---- that William CHILD be allowed one shilling per week till further orders

That ----One months house rent be allowed for Rebecca WINSOR at 6d per week

Edmund BOWER & Thomas COOMBS churchwardens
John HAYNE Overseer
John JACOB; Thomas APPLIN; John BUCKLAND; John WHITE
8th January 1755 100

Jany ye 8th 1755

At a Vestry held this day pursuant to public notice given on Sunday last the following orders were made:-

That ---- James KATE and Family be allowed one shilling per week till further notice

that ----Medicines be allowed for curing Mary HARBIN of the itch and as soon as clean she shall be sent to the Hospital [i.e. workhouse]

Edmund BOWER & Thomas COOMBS churchwardens
James RUMSEY Overseer
Thomas POOK; John JACOB; John BUCKLAND
26th January 1755 101

26th January 1755

At a Vestry held this day pursuant to public notice given in church we nominate Samuel RUMSEY to supply the office of overseer till easter next in room of Lawrence SHEPPARD Deceased [ Note:- Lawrence was buried at HT on 02 Jan 1755 and left a will see Wills index. left a widow Elizabeth and children]

Edmund BOWER & Thomas COOMBS churchwardens
John HAYNE Overseer
Robert Lumley KINGSTON; John WHITE; John JACOB and Thomas POOK
10th March 1755 101

March 10th 1755

At a Vestry held this day pursuant to public notice given Sunday last it is agreed

that ---- Sarah LESTER who was sent to the Hospital Feb 20th without order of Vestry (By reason no vestry could be warned the church being out of repair) shall be continued in the said Hospital [i.e. workhouse]

And that Martha NEWMAN shall be allowed a gown and a shift

Edmund BOWER & Thomas COOMBS churchwardens
John HAYNE Overseer
John JACOB and John NELSON
23rd March 1755 101

23rd March 1755

At a Vestry held this day pursuant to public notice given in church the following orders were made:-

Ordered that Mrs SHEPPARD do receive of the Overseers for the keeping ye in her lying in one pound and sixteen shillings and 2 pence; Midwife 5 shillings and Nurse seven shillings

Ordered that the Overseers do clothe her as he shall see proper

Ordered that Mr John DOLLING is to be paid for keeping Elizabeth BRIDLEY in her lying in as by bill for 1 pound ten shillings and 1 and a half pence

Ordered that the Widow of Mr Peter TEMPLEMAN do pay her poor rates forthwith otherwise we devise that the Parish Officers do distress for the same [Note:- See Will of Peter TEMPLEMAN, Gentleman of Dorchester , Dorset - Buried Holy Trinity 21 Oct 1749 Widow Elizabeth does not get admin of the estate until 1792?]

Edmund BOWER & Thomas COOMBS churchwardens
John HAYNE Overseer


John NELSON; William HAYDON; John WHITE; John GALE; John BUCKLAND

25th April 1755 102

25 April 1755

At a Public Vestry this day held -

Ordered that ---- Elizabeth FOSTER otherwise DAY otherwise LACY be sent to the Hospital [i.e. workhouse] forthwith --

Ordered that ---- Eleanor STICKLAND be allowed 6d per week till further consideration

Ordered that ---- William CHILD 1 shilling per week more allowed him

Edmund BOWER& Thomas COOMBS churchwardens
Thomas PURSE & John GREY Overseers

Robert Lumley KINGSTON; John JACOB; John BUCKLAND; William PADDOCK and John WHITE

4th May 1755 102

Dorchester Parish of Holy Trinity May 4th 1755

At a Vestry this day according to public notice given this day its

Agreed ---- that Samuel GOULD and John JACOB Schoolmaster be returned assessors for the Land & Window Tax

Edmund BOWER & Thomas COOMBS churchwardens
Thomas PURSE & John GREY Overseers
Thomas APPLIN constable

William HAYDON; John WHITE
22nd June 1755 103

At a Vestry held this day agreeable to public notice

Ordered that ---- the Widow GARRETT and her four children be allowed four shillings a week
To reduce Joan SLYFIELD 6d per week this summer season
To reduce Peter BRINE's Pay this summer season
To reduce Rebecca WINSAR 6d per week
Ordered that ---- as soon as employ can be had Sarah LESTER, Hester TURNER; Elizabeth MARSH; Mary HARBIN; Elizabeth FOSTER; John CONDON; to be taken out of the Hospital for that purpose

Edmund BOWER & Thomas COOMBS churchwardens
Thomas PURSE & John GREY Overseers

John GALE; Anthony READ; Robert Lumley KINGSTON; John WHITE and William GUNDRY

20th July 1755 103

20th July 1755

At a Vestry this day held according to public notice

Ordered that George THORNE have one shirt bought for him

Edmund BOWER & Thomas COOMBS churchwardens
Thomas PURSE & John GREY Overseers
Robert Lumley KINGSTON; John GALE John BUCKLAND and John JACOB
31st August 1755 104

31st August 1755

At a Vestry this day held pursuant to public notice

It is ordered that John STANDISH's wife be forthwith put into the Hospital [i.e. workhouse] and continue there for a month or such other time as she may be cared and that somebody be desired to see she takes her medicines regularly [Note:- See later Vestry minutes for 23rd Feb 1756]

And that Benjamin BRINE's boy have a master got at Poole for Newfoundland & Mr BOWER be desired to write to an acquaintance about recommending him

Mr Robert Lumley KINGSTON is desired to write to Samuel BULL Esq at the South sea House about the settlement of George LESTER

Edmund BOWER & Thomas COOMBS churchwardens
Thomas PURSE & John GREY Overseers
Robert Lumley KINGSTON; Thomas EVOMT; John GALE
7th September 1755 104

7 Sept 1755

At a Vestry held this day ordered that:-

DRAYTON's Family be immediately removed into St Peter's Parish unless they forthwith withdraw without it

Ordered that ---the Soldier's wife and children be immediately sent after the Regiment with a Vagrant Pass

Edmund BOWER & Thomas COOMBS churchwardens
Thomas PURSE & John GREY Overseers
Robert Lumley KINGSTON; Richard COOPER; John CHANNING; John WHITE; Thomas MEECH; John JACOB; John BUCKLAND

14th September 1755 105 14 September 1755
At a Vestry held this day that John ROGERS is to receive two shillings & six pence per week till further orders
Thomas COOMBS churchwarden
Thomas PURSE & John GREY Overseers
Thomas EVOMY : John BUCKLAND; Thomas POOK; John HAYNS; John NELSON; William HAYDON
8th October 1755 105

Oct: 8th 1755

At a Vestry held this day pursuant to notice given on Sunday last the following orders were made:-

First ---- That Martha GAPE Widow aged 64 be forthwith sent to the Hospital [i.e. the workhouse - Also note that she died and was buried at Holy Trinity on 26th Nov 1758]

That ---- John READ be appointed Sexton of this parish in the room of the Widow WHETHAM deceased [Note:- See burial of Mary WHETHAM at HT on the day before i.e. 7th Oct 1755]

Thomas COOMBS churchwarden
Thomas PURSE & John GREY Overseers
Richard COOPER John CHANNING; John BUCKLAND; Thomas EVOMY; William PADDOCK; Richard PADDOCK; Joseph GAITCH; Thomas POUNCY; John WHEELER; Thomas POOK; John WHITE; and John JACOB
14th December 1755 106

December 14th 1755

At a Vestry held this day pursuant to notice given this day the following orders were made:-

Impremis [i.e. In the First Place:-] That Peter BRINE be allowed two shillings a week till further orders

That Jane BESANT be allowed two shillings and six pence for the week commencing and no longer

And that the Widow SHEPP[rest off edge of page probably SHEPPARD] be allowed one shilling for her lodging for the ensuing week and no longer

That Sarah the wife of John STANDISH be allowed two shillings and six pence a week for the future and no more till further orders[Note:- See later Vestry minutes for 23rd Feb 1756]

Edmund BOWER & Thomas COOMBS churchwardens
Thomas PURSE & John GREY Overseers
Richard COOPER; William DAVIS; John BUCKLAND; Thomas EVOMY; John JACOB
26th December 1755 106

Decr 26th 1755

At a Vestry held this day pursuant to notice given on Sunday last the following orders were made:-

Vizt: ---- That the Widow HAYDON be allowed three pounds a year towards the support of herself and son till further orders

That Robert CRABTREE be allowed three pence per week additional pay till further orders

That the wife of Benjamin LESTER be allowed one penny loaf per day till further orders

Edmund BOWER & Thomas COOMBS churchwardens
Thomas PURSE & John GREY Overseers
Anthony READ; John WHITE; Thomas POOK; William PADDOCK; William CLARK
11th January 1756 107

11 Jany 1756

At a Public Vestry held by notice this present Sunday

Ordered that ---- William CHILD be put into the Work House forthwith

Ordered that ---- The wife of Benjamin LESTER be also sent thither in convenient time

Ordered that ---- Anne WHITE be taken before a Justice to be presented according to law

Edmund BOWER Churchwarden

John GREY and Thomas PUESE Overseers

Robert Lumley KINGSTON; Thomas POOK; thomas EVOMY: John JACOB; William GUNDRY; John WHITE; John WHITE; William HAYDON

23rd January 1756 107

Febry 23rd 1756

At a Vestry held this day pursuant to public notice given on Sunday last the following orders were made:-

That Robert CRABTREE be allowed a waistcoat
That the Overseers shall procure a warrant to bring Sarah the wife of John STANDISH to justice for leaving her child to the care of the parish without consent of the parish
That whereas Susannah LEWIS is become chargeable to the Parish be reason of being big with a Bastard Child or children as soon as she is proper to be removed she shall be sent to the House of Correction [Note:-Sarah the daughter of Sarah LEWIS base born was baptised at Holy Trinity Church on 30th April 1756]

Thomas COOMBS churchwarden

John GREY and Thomas PURSE Overseers

John BUCKLAND; John WHITE; John NELSON; John JACOB; Edward BOWEN

19th April 1756 107

19th april 1756

At a Meeting of Vestry held by public notice this present day being Easter Monday:-

Ordered that Jane HUTTON be allowed one4 shilling a week --

Ordered that Ann WHITE be allowed a gown, two shifts & a pair of shoes

Ordered that Elizabeth CRIMBLE be allowed two shillings a week for the maintain[ance of] George CRIMBLE's children

Edmund BOWER ; Thomas COOMBS; John GREY; Thomas PURSE; William PADDOCK; John NELSON; Nicholas WEARE; Robert SMITH; John WHEELER; Thomas POOK; Thomas BESANT and Thomas EVOMY
14th May 1756 108 May 14th 1756:
At a Vestry held this day pursuant to public notice given on Sunday last :-
John OLDIS and John JACOB Schoolmaster are appointed Assessors of the Land and Window Taxes for the year ensuing.
That Mary HELLARD be allowed 2 shifts and two shillings
That Susannah VAUGHEN be sent to the Hospital [i.e. Workhouse] immediately
That Robert CRABTREE be sent to the Hospital [i.e. Workhouse]as soon as conveniently can be
John CHANNING; John PITMAN Churchwardens
Thomas APPLIN Overseer;
John OLDIS Constable

John JACOB; John BUCKLAND; William PADDOCK; Thomas POOK; John GREY; richard COOPER Edward BOWEN; John WHITE; Thomas PURSE; Thomas COOMBS
16th June 1756 108

June 16th 1756

At a Vestry held this day pursuant to public notice given on Sunday last
Its agreed that Mathew MEECHYARD be allowed one pound one shilling [Note:- See Vestry minutes 5th Dec 1756]
and that the under mentioned Persons are allowed per week as shown,
Joan SLYFIELD    0. 1s.0d
Widow BROWN    0. 0s. 6d
Martha NEWMAN    0. 1s. 0d
Robert CRABTREE    £0.1s 0d
Widow HARBIN    0. 1s 0d
Barbara THRONE    0. 1s. 0d
Ann LOVELACE   0. 0s. 9d [Note:- See Vestry Minutes 11th Feb 1752]
Rebecca WINZAR   0. 0s. 6d
Widow GARRETT   0. 4s. 0d
Eleanor STICKLAND   0. 0s. 6d
Peter BRINE   0. 1s. 0d
Jane HUTTON   0. 1s. 0d
George CRIMBLE & 2 Children   0. 2s. 0d

It is agreed that John the son of John STANDISH be forthwith sent to the workhouse
And that George CRIMBLE's 2 Children be allowed one pair of shoes each

John CHANNING; John PITMAN Churchwardens

Thomas APPLIN & William SEALL Overseers;

John WHITE;
Edward BOWEN
and John BUCKLAND

23 August 1756 109 23rd August 1756
At a Vestry held this day pursuant to public notice given on Sunday last it is:-
Ordered that Sarah HARBIN be examined and sent to her proper place of settlement by an order
Ordered also that the daughter of Elizabeth DAMON be forthwith sent to it's proper place of settlement by an order
John CHANNING; Churchwarden
Thomas APPLIN & William SEALL Overseers;
Richard COOPER; John WHITE: Thomas COOMBS; John BUCKLAND: John SHEPPARD; Thomas POOK; John JACOB
29th August 1756 109

Aug 29th 1756

At a Vestry held according to public notice given this present Sunday it is agreed

That the overseers do forthwith remit to Mathew METCHYARD one pound one shilling [Note:- See Vestry minutes 5th Dec 1756]
It is further agreed that Sarah LISTER be allowed one shilling per week & three pence per week for her lodging till further orders

John CHANNING; Churchwarden
Thomas APPLIN & William SEALL Overseers;
John WHITE: John GALE
10th October 1756 110

10 Octr 1756

At a Vestry pursuant to pubic notice:-

Ordered --- that Mary the wife of Thomas HITCHCOCK and his daughter applying for relief here be sent to the Hospital [i.e. the workhouse] forthwith

That Thomas BUSHRODE and his wife be allowed one shilling a week each till further orders

That the Widow CRIMBLE be paid 3d for her trouble and House Room for Sarah LESTER Deceased [Note:-Sarah was baptised Holy Trinity Dorchester 20 Jan 1754 daughter of Benjamin & Jane LESTER and buried at Holy Trinity church on 2nd June 1756.

John CHANNING; Churchwarden
Thomas APPLIN & William SEALL Overseers;

Robert Lumley KINGSTON; John WHITE; John BUCKLAND; and John JACOB

17th Nov 1756 110

Nov 17th 1756

At a Vestry held this day pursuant to public notice given on Sunday last it is:-

Ordered ---- that Mary HELLARD be allowed sex pence per week till Christmas Next
and that Rebecca WINZAR be allowed six pence per week till further orders
That Hester TURNER be allowed 3d per week for lodging till further orders

[John] CHANNING; Churchwarden
Thomas APPLIN & William SEALL Overseers;

Thomas COOMBS; John WHITE; John BUCKLAND; Edmund BOWER; and Thomas POOK

5th December 1756 111

5 Decr 1756

At a Vestry then held

ordered ---- that Peter BRINE be allowed two shillings per week & a pair of stockings

Ordered that the Bill for METYARDS funeral at Blackburne be paid [Note previous Vestry minute entries concerning him. Mathew MITCHARD of Blackburn a shoemaker was buried at St Mary The Virgin Church in Blackburn on 23rd Oct 1756]

John CHANNING; Churchwarden
Thomas APPLIN & William SEALL Overseers;
Richard COOPER; John WHITE: Robert Lumley KINGSTON; Robert SMITH;
27th December 1756 111

27th Decr 1756

At a Vestry held this day pursuant to public notice given on Sunday last it is agreed

That ---- Mary HELLARD shall have a new gown and coat and shoes and that W CRIMBLE be allowed one shilling per week till further orders

John CHANING and John PITMAN Churchwardens

Thomas APPLIN and William SEALL Overseers
and John JACOB William HAYDON JUnior
23rd January 1757

111

 

Jany 23rd 1757

At a Vestry held this present Sunday it is agreed that

Adam SMITH Senior about Seventy Seven years be forthwith sent to the Hospital [i.e. workhouse]

It's further ordered that John ROGERS and his wife be allowed two shillings per week till further orders

John CHANING churchwarden

Thomas APPLIN and William SEALL Overseers

Thomas EVOMY and Thomas POOK

7th February 1757

111

 

Feby 7th 1757

At a Vestry held this day pursuant to public notice given on Sunday last it is agreed

to allow Sarah GAWLER six pence per week till further orders

That Joan SLYFIELD's children be allowed a pair of shoes each & a shirt & shift &

That Esther TURNER be allowed a shift

John CHANING and John PITMAN Churchwardens

Thomas APPLIN and William SEALL Overseers

John JACOB and James GOLLOP

20th February 1757 112

Feby 20th 1757

At a Vestry held according to public notice given this present Sunday

Ordered that Eliz; [Elizabeth] SMITH be forthwith examined as to her settlement

And that the wife of Ben [Benjamin] LISTER be forthwith discharged from the Hospital [i.e. workhouse]

Further ordered that James KEATS be allowed two shillings per week till further notice

and that ye above James KEATS be allowed 12 yards of D[rest missing off edge of page]

John CHANING churchwarden

Thomas APPLIN and William SEALL Overseers

Thomas EVOMY and John WHITE

6th March 1757 112

March 6th 1757

At a Vestry held this afternoon according to public notice given this morning it is ordered that

Mary BRINE be allowed two shifts; two caps & that the overseers do redeem her gown which she pawned for four shillings & six pence & to pay Charles LAKE two shillings & six pence per week (& no longer) for lodging & for the above Mary BRINE

Further ordered that Martha NEWMAN be allowed two shifts & one apron

& that Jean? BROWN be allowed six pence per week till further orders

And that Ben: [i.e. Benjamin] LOVILL [LOVELL] be allowed two shillings per week till further orders

Further ordered that James KEATS two shillings per week be taken from him

John CHANING and John PITMAN Churchwardens

Thomas APPLIN and William SEALL Overseers

William CHURCHILL

11th April 1757 113

April 11th 1756

At a Vestry held this day according to Public Notice given it is ordered that:-

The Widow HAYDON and her son be sent to the Hospital [i.e. workhouse]

That Jane HUTTON be allowed a pair of shoes

That James GOLLOP be paid 12 shillings for his Bill for maintaining HITCHCOCK's wife and child

John CHANING churchwarden

Thomas APPLIN and William SEALL Overseers

Robert Lumley KINGSTON; Robert SMITH; and J BROOKES

9th May 1757 113

May 9th 1756

At a Vestry held this day pursuant to public notice given on Sunday last it is agreed :-

That Mary HELLARD's daughter be allowed on the complaint of her mother one pound four shillings to clothe her and the same demanded of John GUNDRY Gent by virtue of his Bond to indemnify the parish

That James KEATS be allowed two shillings a week for 2 weeks ensuing

That Esther TURNER be allowed one shilling

John CHANING & John PITMAN Churchwardens

John SHEPPARD Overseer

T APPLIN; William SEALL; John BUCKLAND; Thomas EVOMY; John JACOB

11th July 1757 114

July 11th 1757

At a Vestry held this day pursuant to public notice given on Sunday last the following orders were made Vizt:-

That the following People reduced in their pay to the following sums
Joan SLYFIELD's pay be wholly taken off
Martha NEWMAN's pay be reduced to £0 . 0s. 6d
Rebecca WINZAR's pay be wholly taken off
Widow GARRETT's pay be reduced to 0. 2s. 0d
Peter BRINE's pay be reduced to 0. 1s. 0d
Widow CRIMBLE's pay be wholly taken off
Thomas BUSHROD's pay be wholly taken off
Mary HELLARD's pay be wholly taken off
John ROGERS pay be wholly taken off
That James KEAT's Family be allowed 3 coats, 3 pairs of shoes; 2 pairs of breeches and making 1. 6s. 6d

John CHANING & John PITMAN Churchwardens

John SHEPPARD Overseer

William DAVIS: John JACOB

24th July 1757 114

July 24th 1757

At a Vestry held this day pursuant to public notice given it is ordered :-

That---- the wife of Reuben DAMEN be allowed one shilling a week for one month

That---- Thomas BUSHRODE & his wife be allowed one shilling a week ---till further orders

That---- Hester TURNER be allowed six pence a day & night for taking care of Mary HELLARD as long as ???iation

That---- Widow CRIMBLE be paid two shillings for taking care of Mary HELLARD & six pence per week for her lodgings

That---- one shilling per week be allowed Susa [i.e. Susannah] LEWIS till further orders

That---- Rebecca WINZAR be allowed six pence per week till further orders

John CHANING & John PITMAN Churchwardens

John SHEPPARD & Gabriel HUNT Overseers

William DAVIS

14th August 1757 115

Augst 14th 1757

At a Vestry held this day pursuant to public notice given it is ordered :-

That---- Jane HUTTON aged about 68 years be forthwith sent to the Hospital [i.e. workhouse]

That---- Susannah LEWIS be allowed no more weekly pay till further orders

That---- the Widow CRIMBLE be allowed one shilling per week till further orders

That---- Joan LEWIS be allowed one shilling per week till further orders

John CHANING churchwarden

John SHEPPARD & Gabriel HUNT Overseers

Thomas MEECH; John JACOB; and James BLY Junior

14th August 1757 115

Memorandum: That Lydia HELLARD the daughter of Mary HELLARD is bound Apprentice to James CROCKER of Alton in this County Yeoman --June 2nd 1757 and the Indentures were enrolled the 30th Day of June 1757

These minutes were taken from the indentures

W DAVIS Churchwarden

John SHEPPARD & Gabriel HUNT Overseers

26th September 1757 115

Sept 26th 1757

At a Vestry held this day pursuant to public notice given on Sunday last the following orders were made:-

That--- Thomas BUSHRODE & his wife be allowed 1s. 6d per week till further orders

That---- Joan LEWIS's pay be taken off

That---- Mary BRINE be allowed one shilling per week during her illness and that Joan LEWIS be allowed a shilling a week to look after her

That---- Reuben DAMON's wife & Family be allowed one shilling per week till further notice

That a warrant be had by the overseers for apprehending Mr Gregory SYNDERCOMBE to obtain security for the keeping a Bastard child which is sworn to him

[Note:- The Syndercombe family seem to originate from Somerset and there are wills of a James Syndercombe Gentleman of Dorchester who was buried at Stratton in 1758 who appears to have been the brother of the Rev Gregory Syndercombe (1692-1782) Rector of Askerwell and Symondsbury. James according to his will had 3 children, one also named Gregory Syndercombe Gentleman of Dorchester was buried at Hilton on 14th Nov 1757 who may have been the subject of this order. If this is the case there must be a prior bastardy bond somewhere and the reason for this entry may have been because the overseers knew he was dying and wished to lodge a formal claim against his estate]

That---- The Widow HELLARD be allowed a shilling a week till further orders

That Rebecca WINSOR [WINZAR] be allowed a shilling a week till further orders

Samuel GOULD Churchwarden

John SHEPPARD and Gabriel HUNT Overseers

John BUCKLAND

Thomas APPLIN

John GALE

John JACOB

10th October 1757 116

Oct 10th 1757

At a Vestry held this day pursuant to public notice given on Sunday last the following orders were made Vizt:-

That----Thomas BUSHROD & his wife be allowed two shillings a week

That----Peter BRINE & his wife be allowed 1s. 6d per week

That---- Martha NEWMAN be allowed a gown and a coat

That---- the Widow HELLARD be allowed no more pay from this time

That---- Joan SLYFIELD be allowed six pence a week

That----Mary BRINE be allowed 1s.6d per week till further orders

That---- Joan LEWIS pay be taken off

That---- Esther TURNER be allowed 2s.6d a week for taking care of a sick woman in the Smallpox

That----the sick woman be relived at discretion of the officers

W DAVIS & Samuel GOULD Churchwardens

John SHEPPARD and Gabriel HUNT Overseers

John BUCKLAND

Thomas APPLIN

John JACOB

14th November 1757 116

Nov 14th 1757

At a Vestry held this day pursuant to public notice given on Sunday last it is agreed:-

That----a warrant be obtained and granted to the overseers to distrain on all those people in this parish who refuse to pay their rates

W DAVIS & Samuel GOULD Churchwardens

John SHEPPARD and Gabriel HUNT Overseers

John WHITE; John WHITE; Thomas APPLIN

20th February 1758 117

20th Feb 1758

At a Vestry held this day pursuant to public notice given on Sunday last it is agreed:-

That----Widow GARRETT and her three children be allowed a shirt and shift each

W DAVIS & Samuel GOULD Churchwardens

John SHEPPARD and Gabriel HUNT Overseers

John BUCKLAND; John WHITE: Thomas APPLIN; John JACOB and James BLY Junior

12th March 1758 117

March 12th 1758

At a Vestry held this day pursuant to public notice given on Sunday last it is agreed:-

That----Betty WILMINGTON be forthwith sent to the hospital [i.e. workhouse]

W DAVIS Churchwarden

John SHEPPARD and Gabriel HUNT Overseers

John JACOB

4th April 1758 117

April 4th 1758

At a Vestry held this day pursuant to public notice given on Sunday last the following orders were made Vizt:-

That----Martha NEWMAN a allowed one shilling a week for one month

That---- the Widow HELLARD be allowed six pence a week till further orders

That----William CRIMBLE be allowed six pence a week

W DAVIS & Samuel GOULD Churchwardens

William WHIFFEN Overseer

John WHITE; John SHEPPARD ; John JACOB; Gabriel HUNT

 

19th April 1758 118

19th April 1758

At a Vestry held this day pursuant to public notice given on Sunday last it is ordered:-

That----a Letter be sent to William BELLRINGER to inform him that the Parish intends to clothe the Bastard Child of Ann LOVELACE and charge it to him [Note:- See Vestry Minutes 11th Feb 1752]

Ordered ---- that the Widow READ be allowed ten shillings towards the expenses of her late husband's illness and to pay part of her husband's Funeral Expenses

Samuel GOULD Churchwarden

James BLY & William WHIFFEN OVERSEERS

John WHITE

Thomas APPLIN

John JACOB

5th May 1758 118

5th May 1758

At a Vestry held this day pursuant to public notice given on Sunday last :-

James PARSONS & William HAYDON Junior are appointed assessors of the Land and Window Tax for the year ensuing

W DAVIS Churchwarden

W WIFFEN and James BLY Junior Overseers

R. PADDOCK Constable: John JACOB; Thomas APPLIN

18th May 1758 118

18th May 1758

At a Vestry held this day pursuant to public notice given on Sunday last it is:-

ordered---- that Benjm [i.e. Benjamin] LOVELL be allowed no more weekly pay

W DAVIS Churchwarden
W WIFFEN and James BLY Junior Overseers
John JACOB; John WHITE: John BUCKLAND; Gabriel HUNT; John GALE
13th August 1758 119

13th Augst 1758

At a Vestry held this day pursuant to public notice given the following orders were made:-

That----Thomas DAMON aged 73 be forthwith sent to the Hospital [i.e. workhouse]

That---John CURDIT be allowed six pence per week as pay for his lodgings

W DAVIS & Samuel GOULD Churchwardens
William WIFFEN and James BLY Junior Overseers
Robert Lumley KINGSTON: Thomas POOK; Richard PADDOCK; William JACOB; Thomas APPLIN; John JACOB
1st September 1758 119

1st Septr 1758

At a Vestry held this day pursuant to public notice given the following was ordered:-

That---Miss Mary GALLOP be struck out of the Rates in Assessment Tax made as it appears to us here that she ought not to be rated

W DAVIS Churchwarden
William WIFFEN and James BLY [Junior] Overseers
W TEMPLEMAN and John WHITE
5th November 1758 119

Nov 5th 1758

At a Vestry held this day pursuant to public notice given It was ordered that Elizabeth BRIDLE be immediately sent to the Hospital [i.e. workhouse]

Ordered---that all inhabitants in this Parish and belonging to the Parish of St Peters be forthwith sent to the said Parish of St Peters

W DAVIS & Samuel GOULD Churchwardens
James BLY Junior Overseer
Robert Lumley KINGSTON: John BUCKLAND; Thomas BESANT; Edmund BOWER; Thomas MEECH; Thomas COMBS; John WHITE; Thomas APPLIN; Thomas POOK; William CLARK and Thomas BRINE
19th February 1759 120

19th Feby 1759

At a Vestry held this day pursuant to public notice given for that purpose on Sunday last it is:-

Ordered----that the remainder of Robert LOCK's wife & children carriage from London be paid to the wagoner being six shillings

Ordered----that Peter BRINE be allowed a shirt

Samuel GOULD Churchwarden

William WIFFEN and James BLY [Junior] Overseers

John JACOB

24th April 1759

Link to another entry out of date order in the Vestry Book

 

This also refers to men serving with the Militia

120

24th April 1759

At a Vestry held this day pursuant to public notice given on Sunday last it is ordered:-

That----Robert LOCK be enquired after and to be obliged to maintain his wife and family

That the following people only be allowed weekly pay vizt

George THORNE     £0.1s.0d
Sarah GAWLER     0.0.6d
Eleanor STICKLAND     0.0.6d
Peter BRINE     0.1s.6d
Widow GARRETT     0.2s.0d
Ann LOVELACE     0.0.9d [Note:- See Vestry Minutes 11th Feb 1752]
Widow HARBIN     0.1s.0d
Widow BROWNE     0.0.6d
Esther TURNER     0. 0. 9d
Widow CRIMBLE     0.0.6d
John CONDUIT     0.0.6d
Mary LOCK         0.2s.0d

Ordered that ---- John GREEN be allowed a pair of shoes & stockings

W DAVIS Churchwarden

Thomas BRINE and Edward READ Overseers

James BLY;

William WHIFFEN:

Erasmus COX;

Thomas POOK;

John SHEPPARD;

John WHITE;

Edward BOWEN;

Thomas APPLIN

John JACOB

10th May 1759 [out of sequence] 121

10th May 1759

At a Vestry held this day pursuant to public notice given on Sunday last

Thomas BRINE & Gabriel HUNT are appointed assessors for the Land & Window Tax

Samuel GOULD Churchwarden

Edward READ and Thomas BRINE Overseers

27th June 1759 120

27th June 1758

At a Vestry held this day pursuant to public notice given on Sunday last it is agreed:-

That---- the Widow HELLARD be allowed one shilling per week till further notice

Erasmus COX Churchwarden
Edward READ and Thomas BRINE Overseers
Thomas POOK; John JACOB; Clement READ; William READ; Robert SMITH; John BUCKLAND; Thomas APPLIN
30th August 1759 121

30th August 1759 Holy Trinity Dorchester

At a Vestry held this day for the said parish pursuant to public notice for that purpose on Sunday last

It is agreed and ordered that four months rate be collected for the support of the poor of the parish

That Ten shillings due for the House Rent of Peter BRINE at midsummer last be paid by the overseer & the ensuing rent of twenty shillings a year be also paid as it shall become due from midsummer last

That John GREEN be placed in the workhouse for his support until his leg be better & that Doctor STICKLAND do in the meantime take care of his leg & the expense to be paid by the parish

That Rebecca WINSOR be allowed one shilling a week during her illness & until further order

That the Widow of Joseph HELLARD be allowed one shilling a week over & above her weekly pay during her illness

Erasmus COX Churchwarden

Edward READ and Thomas BRINE Overseers

Robert SMITH;

Thomas APPLIN:

Clement READ

18th December 1759 121

18 Decm 1759

At a Vestry this day assembled to public notice ---

Agreed that an order shall be obtained to remove Elizabeth HONYBON [HONEYBUN] and her children from our Parish to the Parish of All Saints

William HAYDON and Erasmus COX Churchwardens

Edward READ and Thomas BRINE Overseers

Richard COOPER; Thomas MEECH; Robert Lumley KINGSTON

28th September 1760 121

Sunday Sept: 28: 1760

At a Vestry held this day according to Public Notice given

Whereas Robert CHILES and his Family was brought by an order from Cerne Abbas to this parish we the Parishioners do acknowledge the said Robert CHILES and his Family to be Parishioners of this Parish have likewise given the Parishioners of Cerne Abbas a Note under our hand to indemnify them from any expenses whatsoever that shall attend the said Robert CHILES and his family as long as their abode in Cerne Abbas

William HAYDON and Erasmus COX Churchwardens

John JACOB and James POOK Overseers

John WHITE; Thomas COOMBS; John SHEPPARD; Thomas BRINE

12th October 1760 122

Sunday Octor 12th 1760

At a Vestry this day assembled agreeable to public notice -

Agreed to pay one years rent for Henry READ which is one pound four shillings

And likewise agreed to clothe Robert CHILES Four Children

Erasmus COX Churchwarden

John JACOB and James POOK Overseers

John BUCKLAND: Thomas POOK; Thomas COOMBS; William READ and Clement READ

8th April 1761 122

April ye 8th 1761:

At a Vestry held here this day agreeable to public notice given on Sunday Last

Agreed to send John PADDOCK; Rebecca WINSOR forthwith to the Hospital [i.e. workhouse]

Erasmus COX Churchwarden
Isaac NOAK and John OLDIS Overseers
Richard COOPER; William CHANNING; John JACOB; Edward BOWEN; John BUCKLAND; John SHEPPARD; Thomas BESANT; Thomas COOMBS; John GALE; Thomas POOK
20th April 1761 122

April 20 1761

At a Vestry held here this day agreeable to public notice given on Sunday last

Agreed to send John OLDITCH and Widow HELLARD, Elizabeth BRINE be forthwith sent to the Hospital [i.e. workhouse]

Erasmus COx Churchwarden
Isaac NOAH [or NOAK] and John OLDIS Overseers

Thomas BESANT; John JACOB; James BLY; Thomas POOK; John JACOB; Thomas APPLIN and John WHITE

27 April 1761 123

27th April 1761

At a Vestry held this day pursuant to public notice given on Sunday last

John WHITE [illegible name] GRACER? and Edmund BOWER are appointed assessors for the Land and Window Tax for the year ensuing

Erasmus COX Churchwarden
John OLDIS and Isaac NOAK Overseers
Thomas PURSE; Constable
Thomas COOMBS; John GALE; John BUCKLAND; Thomas POOK; J LARSONS and J JACOB
15th June 1761 123

15th June 1761

At a Vestry this day held pursuant to public notice given for that purpose the Sunday before

Ordered that ---- Rebecca WINSOR be taken out of the workhouse and that she and her daughter be allowed 2shilling and six pence a week for their support till further order

That John GREEN be allowed 2s. 6d a week till further orders

John HAYNE and Thomas POOK Churchwardens

John OLDIS and Isaac NOAK Overseers

Robert SMITH; John SHEPPARD; Thomas APPLIN; Thomas BRINE; J JACOB

22nd July 1761 123

July 22 1761

At a Vestry held this day pursuant to public notice given on Sunday last

It is ordered that---- Susannah HOBBS now living in the Parish of St Peter in this Borough shall be forthwith apprehended and examined touching the father of a Bastard Child born of her body in the Parish of Holy Trinity [Note:- could not locate a baptism]

John HAYNE and Thomas POOK Churchwardens

John OLDIS and Isaac NOAK Overseers

Edmund HENNING; William HAYDON; John BUCKLAND
2nd August 1761 124

Augt 2nd 1761

At a Vestry held this present Sunday it is ordered:-

That----Rebca [Rebecca] WINSER [WINSOR] be immediately sent to the Hospital [i.e. workhouse] if approved of

Also that James KEAT's 5 children be allowed 5 pairs [of] shoes and 5 shifts

John HAYNE and Thomas POOK Churchwardens

John OLDIS Overseer

John WHITE; Edmund HENNING; John BUCKLAND; Thomas APPLIN

27th September 1761 124

Sept 27/ 1761

At a Vestry held this present Sunday it is ordered:-

That---- Widow HARBIN be immediately sent to the Hospital [i.e. workhouse] if approved of

John HAYNE and Thomas POOK Churchwardens

John OLDIS and Isaac NOAH [NOAK] Overseers

John BUCKLAND; William READ; J JACOB

18th October 1761 124

Oct 18th 1761

At a Vestry held this day according to public notice given this present Sunday it is ordered:-

That--- Silas TOP be apprehended as soon as possible [Note:- The most likely reason for this order is that he is the father of a bastard child as criminal activity would have been dealt with by the constable. Here the church officials would have had to pay under the Poor Law for the woman's lying in and future support of the child and were empowered to order the arrest of prospective fathers named by the mother who would have been examined by the churchwardens and overseers. I notice from the baptism register that on the same day i.e. 18th October 1761, James the baseborn son of Mary BRINE was baptised at Holy Trinity. So this order was made at the vestry held after that baptism. Unfortunately as was so often the case the child died and was buried at Holy Trinity Dorchester on 17 Jan 1762 so the Overseers would have demanded payment initially for the costs incurred but he would also have been charged later for the funeral expenses incurred by the parish].

Likewise ordered that Margaret GARRETT be forthwith sent to the Hospital [i.e. workhouse] if approved of

John HAYNE and Thomas POOK Churchwardens

John OLDIS and Isaac NOAK Overseers

Thomas EVOMY; John BUCKLAND; John POOK; Thomas APPLIN

4th January 1762 125

1762 Jany 4th:

At a Vestry held this day according to public notice given on Sunday last ordered:-

That----Widow CRIMBLE immediately be sent to the Hospital [i.e. workhouse] if approved of

John HAYNE and Thomas POOK Churchwardens

John OLDIS Overseer

J JACOB; John SHEPPARD

12th April 1762 125

1762 April 12th:

At a Vestry held this day according to public notice given on Sunday last ordered:-

That----John GREEN immediately be sent to the Hospital [i.e. workhouse]

At the same time ordered that the Widow HELLARD to have a shift and a coat

John HAYNE Churchwarden

John OLDIS & Isaac NOAK Overseers

Edmund BOWER; Erasmus COX; William ENSOR; William READ and John SHEPPARD

24th May 1762 125

May 24 1762

At a Vestry held this day according to public notice given Sunday last

William ENSOR and William READ are appointed assessors for the Land and Window Tax for the ensuing year

Thomas POOK Churchwarden

J PARSONS and William VINCENT Overseers

John GALE; John OLDIS; JACOB; John WHITE

4th July 1762 126

4 July 1762

At a Vestry held this day according to public notice

Now ordered that ---- John HUNYBUN his 5? children to be removed to the Parish of Winterbourne St Martin being his last legal settlement

At ye same time ordered that ---- James MARSH should have one shirt likewise a weekly pay of eighteen pence per week for him & his wife

John HAYNE and Thomas POOK Churchwardens

J PARSONS and William VINCENT Overseers

John BUCKLAND; John OLDIS; Edmund BOWER; Robert SMITH; John WHITE; John SHEPPARD

 

19th September 1762 126

1762 Sept 19

At a Vestry now held this day according to public notice Orders:-That----Ann WHITE forthwith be sent to ye workhouse

John HAYNE and Thomas POOK Churchwardens
J PARSONS and William VINCENT Overseers
John WHITE; Robert SMITH; JACOB; John OLDIS; William READ; Thomas BRICE

2nd Jan 1763 126

Parish of Holy Trinity : 2nd january 1763

At a Vestry held pursuant to public notice for that purpose given it is agreed

Mr Robert SMITH of the Parish of Holy Trinity do procure a copy of the Will of the late Mr Mathew CHUBB & Margaret his wife to see what charity is therein given to the Town of Dorchester and the expense thereof to be paid by this parish [Note:- See Wills index for the Will of Matthew CHUBB dated 21st June 1617 proved 15th July 1617 and that of his wife Margaret CHUBB dated 18 April 1625]

John HAYNE and Thomas POOK Churchwardens
J PARSONS and William VINCENT Overseers
John OLDIS; Edmund HENNING; William MOWLIM; Isaac NOAK; John WHITE
27th March 1763 126

1763 March 27

At a Vestry now held this day according to public notice orders :-

That----John CUNDICK forthwith be sent to ye workhouse

John HAYNE and Thomas POOK Churchwardens
J PARSONS and William VINCENT Overseers
Edmund HENNING; Thomas BRINE; John WHITE
15th April 1763 127

15 April 1763

At a Vestry held this day according to public notice order that:-

The Widow of Ben: [i.e. Benjamin] LOVELL be allowed one shilling per week

At ye same time agree to allow Thomas BROWN two shillings per week till he is better

John HAYNE and Thomas POOK Churchwardens

William READ Overseer

J PARSONS; John BUCKLAND; John JACOB; Edmund HENNING; John OLDIS; John WHITE; William ENSOR

17th July 1763 127

July 17 1763

At a Vestry held this day according to public notice given this morning that:-

Elizabeth GARRETT Widow and her youngest daughter be immediately sent to the Hospital [i.e. workhouse]

John HAYNE and Thomas POOK Churchwardens

William READ & William CHANNING Overseers

John WHITE; John BUCKLAND; Thomas PURSE; John OLDIS

11th September 1763 127

Sept 11 1763

At a Vestry held this day according to public notice given this morning orders:-

That---- the wife of John SELLER be immediately sent to the Hospital [i.e. workhouse]

John OLDIS and William WHIFFEN Churchwardens

William READ & William VINCENT Overseers

15th Dec 1763 128

1763 Decr 15

At a Vestry held this day according to public notice given on Sunday last it is agreed :-

Such Poor as will be inoculated at the expense of the Parish are to make their application so the officers who are to apply to Mr William DAVIS Apothecary and are to be inoculated at ten shillings and six pence per head [Note:- Link to more information about Smallpox

John OLDIS and William WHIFFEN Churchwardens

William READ & William CHANNING Overseers

Thomas POOK; John BUCKLAND; Robert SNOOK; William DAVIS; John SHEPPARD and John WHITE

9 May 1763 128

9 May 1763

At a Vestry held this day according to public notice given on Sunday last that :-

Mr John GALE and Mr Edward READ be assessors of the Land and Window Tax for the year ensuing

At the same time it is agreed that the Widow READ Saxton [i.e. Sexton] be forthwith be sent to the Hospital [i.e. workhouse] and Henry READ be chosen in hear [her] room [place].

Likewise John SELLER and his wife be sent to the Hospital [i.e. workhouse]

Likewise Elizabeth BRINE ditto

John OLDIS and William WHIFFEN Churchwardens

John BUCKLAND Overseer

William READ; Edmund BOWER; John SHEPPARD; Edward READ; Thomas COOMBS and John WHITE

3rd June 1764 129

June 3 1764

At a Vestry held this day according to public notice given that :-

Ann WHITE be immediately sent to the Hospital [i.e. workhouse]

At the same time for John SELLER to be allowed six pence per week

John OLDIS and William WHIFFEN Churchwardens

John BUCKLAND Overseer

Thomas PURSE; William ENSOR; William READ; John SHEPPARD; Thomas POOK; John WHITE; Isaac NOAK; and Robert SMITH

18th July 1764 129

July 18th 1764

At a Vestry held this day according to public notice given on Sunday last that :-

Whereas Martha Harrison WINSOR and Anne MORRIS is become chargeable to the Parish by reason of having Bastard Children and it is hereby agreed that they both shall be sent to the House of Correction and that their children be put into the workhouse. [Note:- John Harrison the baseborn son of Martha WINSOR was baptised at Holy Trinity Church Dorchester on 13th July 1768. Ann MORRIS had 2 base born children Sarah Topp bap HT 17th Dec 1760 and Elizabeth bap HT 11th July 1764. The 2nd name of TOPP given to the first illegitimate birth is likely to be the Surname of the Father. Elizabeth died presumably in the workhouse and was buried at HT on 24th May 1765]

John OLDIS and William WHIFFEN Churchwardens

John BUCKLAND and Thomas PURSE Overseers

John WHITE; Thomas POOK and John SHEPPARD

28th October 1764 130

Oct 28 1764

At a Vestry held this day according to public notice given that :-

John ROGERS be sent to the Hospital [i.e. workhouse]

At the same time to allow Rebecca WINZAR 9d per week for house rent

John OLDIS and William WHIFFEN Churchwardens

John BUCKLAND and Thomas PURSE Overseers

John HAYNE; Thomas POOK; John WHITE and John SHEPPARD

20th January 1765 130

20 Jan 1765

At a Vestry held by public notice

- ordered that James MASS[rest missing edge of image] and his wife be removed from the couples Alms House to [the] Hospital [i.e. workhouse]

That William COOPER & his wife be sent to the couples Almshouse [in] their stead if it may be done

John OLDIS and William WHIFFEN Churchwardens

John BUCKLAND and Thomas PURSE Overseers

Robert Lumley KINGSTON; John WHITE; William READ; William ENSOR; Thomas POOK; John SHEPPARD

6th May 1765

130

May ye 6 1765

At a Vestry held this day pursuant to public notice given on Sunday last

Agreed that John SHEPPARD and Peter BUCKLAND to be assessors for the Land & Window Tax for the year ensuing

At the same time Likewise agreed that Joseph? FOY Senior shall receive one shilling per week from Friday next until further order

William WHIFFEN Churchwarden

William ENSOR & James RUMSEY

William DAVIS; William VINCENT; William READ and James SOOK?

16th May 1765 131

May ye 16 - 1765

At a Vestry held this day pursuant to public notice given on Sunday last

That the Sexton of the Parish of St Peters to be allowed five shillings a year for ringing the bell at 6 O'clock & 1 O'clock

John BUCKLAND & William VINCENT Churchwardens

William ENSOR and James RUMSEY Overseers

Thomas POOK; William WHIFFEN; John SHEPPARD; William READ; John OLDIS and John WHITE

9th June 1765 131

June ye 9-1765

At a Vestry held this day according to public notice given that:-

Thomas OXFORD shall be allowed two shillings per week till further orders for the relief of his family

John BUCKLAND & William VINCENT Churchwardens

William ENSOR and James RUMSEY Overseers

OLDIS and John WHITE

1st September 1765 132

Sepr ye 1 - 1765

At a Vestry now held according to public notice now ordered

That John STANDISH His wife & Children be removed to the parish of Winterbourne being his last legal settlement

John BUCKLAND & William VINCENT Churchwardens

William ENSOR and James RUMSEY Overseers

Thomas PURSE; William READ; John HAYNE; Thomas POOK

1st December 1765 132

Decr ye 1 - 1765

At a Vestry now held according to public notice given that:-

John GREEN be immediately sent to the Hospital [i.e. workhouse]

William VINCENT Churchwarden

William ENSOR and James RUMSEY Overseers

William HENNING; William READ; Thomas BRINE

12th January 1766 133

Jany ye 12 - 1766

At a Vestry held here this day according to public [notice] given that:-

William COOPER & his wife to be allowed one shilling per week till further orders

John BUCKLAND & William VINCENT Churchwardens

William ENSOR and James RUMSEY Overseers

John WHITE; Thomas POOK and William READ

11th May 1766 133

May 11 -1766

At a Vestry held this day according to public notice given that:-

Ann and Elizabeth READ be sent to the Hospital [i.e. workhouse]

John BUCKLAND & William VINCENT Churchwardens

John THRASHER & Philip COOMBS Overseers

Edmund HENNING: John WHITE; John SHEPPARD; Thomas PURSE; Isaac NOAK; William READ

6th July 1766 133

July 6 - 1766

At a Vestry held this day according to public notice given that:-

William OSMIND [OSMUND] be allowed two shirts and Mary HELLARD Widow be allowed one shift

John BUCKLAND & William VINCENT Churchwardens

John THRASHER & Philip COOMBS Overseers

Thomas PURSE; John BRYER; Edward BLY; John OLDIS; John SHEPPARD and John WHITE

10th August 1766 134

Augst 10 - 1766

At a Vestry held here according to public notice that:-

James CATES be allowed two pounds two shillings to clothe his children

John BUCKLAND & William VINCENT Churchwardens

John THRASHER & Philip COOMBS Overseers

John WHITE; John HAYNE; Thomas BRINE; James BLY and Thomas COOMBS

30th Aug 1766 134

Augst 30 - 1766

At a Vestry held here this day according to public notice that:-

Jane HARBEN be allowed one shift a gown & a pair of shoes

William VINCENT Churchwarden

John THRASHER & Philip COOMBS Overseers

John WHITE; William READ; John OLDIS; John BRYER; James BLY

15th September 1766 135

Trinity Parish Dorchester At a Vestry held the 15th September 1766 for the said parish pursuant to public notice

Ordered that Robert STEVENS be allowed 2s.6d a week until further order & that he be paid 2s 6d in hand

John BUCKLAND & William VINCENT Churchwardens
John THRASHER Overseer
Robert SMITH; John WHITE: Thomas POOK; Thomas PURSE; James HAYDON; James CHAFFEY
23rd September 1766 135

Sept 23 - 1766

At a Vestry held here this day according to public notice that:-

That James FOY be allowed two shillings & six pence per week till further order

At the same time that Jane LISTER alias JONES be sent to the Hospital [i.e. workhouse]

William VINCENT Churchwarden

John THRASHER & Philip COOMBS Overseers

Thomas POOK and Thomas BESANT

30th Nov 1766 135

30 Nov 1766

At a Vestry held according to public notice :-

Ordered---- That John SELLER be sent to the workhouse Friday next

Ordered that Thomas BUSHRODE be allowed 6d a week more

John BUCKLAND Churchwarden

John THRASHER Overseer

Robert Lumley KINGSTON; Thomas POOK; John OLDIS; Isaac NOAK; ??las BRINE; Thomas COMBES

18th January 1767 135

Jany 18 - 1767

At a Vestry held this day according to public notice [it] is that:-

George THORNE be allowed one shilling and six pence per week and that

Dibh [Deborah] FOY be allowed two shillings & sixpence to pay her rent

William VINCENT Churchwarden

Philip COOMBE Overseer

Edmund HENNING; John HAYNR; Thomas POOK and William READ

25th January 1767 136

Jany 25-1767

At a Vestry held according to public notice :-

It is agreed that Elizabeth PARKER be immediately sent to the Hospital [i.e. workhouse]

John BUCKLAND & William VINCENT Churchwardens

Philip COOMBS Overseer

& ? HENNING; William READ; James HAYDON; Thomas PURSE; Thomas POOK

No date given 136

No date given

At a Vestry held this day according to public notice it is agreed that:-

Thomas OXFORD be allowed three shillings and sixpence per week till further orders

John BUCKLAND & William VINCENT Churchwardens

Philip COOMBS Overseer

Edmund BOWEER; John OLDIS; William READ; John WHITE; James HAYDON

13th May 1767 136

May 13th 1767

At a Vestry held according to public notice it is agreed :-

That---- Rebecca WINZOR be allowed her house rent only

Ordered---- that Joshua BELBEN & Wife be sent to the workhouse

Ordered ----that William COOPER to have a shirt

Agreed ---- that Mary BUSHROD to have a pair of shoes

Agreed ----that Debora FOY to have a shift

Agreed ---- that the Widow of Ralph WARREN to have one shilling & [six pence] per week

Philip COOMBS Churchwardens

James CHAFFEY and John BRYER Overseers

John BUCKLAND; George ARDEN; Anthony ??ORIN [Also signed image 140]: Thomas COMBES; William READ and Thomas PURSE

 

NOTE:- END OF OLD VESTRY BOOK

Undated 137

Undated scrap of paper included in the vestry book listing various payments:-

Mrs WHITE [amt torn off]; Mr WALLIS 1s.0d; Clenet [Clement] READ Junior 6d; John OLDIS 6d; William VINCENT 6d; Joyce POOK 9d; Mrs NELSON 1s; John DRAKE 9d; Isaac NOAK 9d

A Rate on the several inhabitants within the tithing of Collecton [Colliton] Row within the said Parish - William CHURCHILL Esq 1s 6d making a total of 8shillings

Unsigned [See below]

Out of date order

20th April 1759

Link to correct position in listing

138

Thomas BRINES Weekly Disbursements from the 26th April 1759 to 12th October Following being 26 weeks

Joan SLYFIELD 1 week at 6d ----£0. 0s. 6d

Rebecca WINZER 1 week at 15d & 7 weeks at 12d ----£0.8s.0d

George THORNE 1 week at 2s and 25 weeks at 12d ----£1. 7s. 0d

Sarah GAWLER 1 week ----£0. 0s.6d.

Eleanor STICKLAND 26 weeks at 6d ----£0. 13s. 0d

Peter BRINE 26 weeks at 18d ----£1. 19s. 0d

Widow GARRETT 26 weeks at 2s ----£2. 12s. 0d

Ann LOVELACE 26 weeks at 9d ----£0. 19s. 6d

Widow HARBIN 26 weeks at 12d ----1. 6s. 0d

Widow BROWN 1 week at 12d & 25 weeks at 6d ----£0. 13s. 6d

Widow HELLARD 17 weeks at 12d ----£0. 17s. 0d

Hester TURNER 26 weeks at 9d ----£0. 19s. 6d

Widow CRIMBLE 26 weeks at 12d ----£1. 6s. 0d

John CONDUCT 26 weeks at 6d ----£0. 13s. 0d

Mary LOCK 1 week at 3s and 25 weeks at 2s ----£2. 13s. 0d

Total £16. 7s. 9d

The Militia Men's Family's Weekly Pay

James STAINERS 15 weeks at 5s ----£3. 15s. 0d

Robert NEWMANS 15 weeks at 4s ----£3. 0s. 0d

Thomas HAYDON 15 weeks at 3s ----£2. 5s. 0d

Robert CRABTREE 5 weeks at 2s and 10 weeks at 3s ----£2. 0s. 0d

Abraham DAMMON 15 weeks at 2s ----£1. 10s. 0d

John PADDOCK 15 weeks at 12d ----£0. 15s. 0d

Enoch HOLLAND 15 weeks at 12d ----£0. 15s. 0d -----Total £30. 7s 9d

On the reverse of the scrap of paper re entry above
25th May 1767 138 The Vestry BOOK 1767 - The Overseers bought this book Mr Philip COOMBS and Mr William CHANING Churchwardens and
Mr James CHAFFEY and John BRYER Overseers
31st May 1767 139

May ye 31st 1767

At a Vestry held this day according to public notice ordered:-

That---- Rebecca WINZER be sent to the workhouse

Be it ordered at ye same time that ye daughter of Martha WINZAR be taken out of ye above house & maintained by her mother

Be it ordered that every person that do not belong to this parish be examined & sent to the Parishes they belong to

William CHANNING & Philip COOMBS Churchwardens

John BRYER Overseer

Edmund HENNING; Thomas POOK; ?? BRINE; Isaac NOAK; John SHEPPARD; William VINCENT

19th July 1767 140

19 July 1767

At a Vestry then held -

Mary HARBIN to have 1s a week allowed her hereafter

That the Overseers do agree the best they can to rent a room & goods of Mr GALE for Charles LESTER

Philip COOMBS Churchwarden

John BRYER and James CHAFFEY Overseers

James BLY Junior; Robert Lumley KINGSTON; John WHITE; John BUCKLAND; William READ

21st August 1767 140

August 21 - 1767

At a Vestry this day held it is agreed:-

That Mr TULLIDGE is paid by the Churchwardens Two Pounds Ten Shillings being half a years rent due to him for teaching the Poor Children at Midsummer last

Mr Philip COOMBS and Mr William CHANING Churchwardens and
Mr James CHAFFEY and John BRYER Overseers

John BUCKLAND; Anthony ??? [Also signed See image 136]; John OLDIS

30th Nov 1767 140

Nov ye 30th 1767

At a Vestry held this day according to public notice It is ordered:-

That Mary HARBIN is sent to the workhouse Monday next

Mr Philip COOMBS and Mr William CHANING Churchwardens
Mr James CHAFFEY and John BRYER Overseers

James HAYDON; John BUCKLAND; Thomas PURSE;

11th January 1768 141

Jany 11th 1768

At a Vestry held this day according to public notice It is agreed:-

That Thomas BUSHROD and Mary his wife be sent to the workhouse Monday next 18th inst

It's agreed that Elizabeth STEVENS be allowed 1s. 6d per week till further orders

Mr Philip COOMBS Churchwarden
Mr James CHAFFEY and John BRYER Overseers

George ARDEN; John OLDIS; John SHEPPARD; John WHITE; William READ and Thomas PURSE

16th February 1768 142

16 Feby 1768

At a Vestry held for the Parish of the Holy Trinity pursuant to notice for that purpose it is agreed that:-

Robert RUMSEY to have 2s 6d per week allowed him till further order

Mary HARBIN to have a shift and Apron and a coat

Robert STICKLAND to have a shirt

William COOPER to have a shirt

Mr Philip COOMBS Churchwarden
Mr James CHAFFEY and John BRYER Overseers

John BUCKLAND; John OLDIS; Thomas POOK; William READ

10th April 1768 143

April 10 - 1768

At a Vestry held this day according to public notice it is agreed that:-

William COOPER be allowed 1s 6d per week till further orders

And it is agreed that John DAMON be paid two pounds two shillings to carry William WARREN & Family to Huish

Mr Philip COOMBS and Mr William CHANING Churchwardens

John BRYER and Edmund HENNING Overseers

John WHITE; John HAYNE; William READ and John OLDIS

21st April 1768 143

April 21 1768

At a Vestry held this day according to public notice given on Sunday last it is agreed

That William OSMINS? half a years house rent be paid and Robert STICKLAND be allowed a shirt and Widow WALLBRIDE [WALLBRIDGE] be allowed 1s per week

Mr Philip COOMBS Churchwarden

Joseph KENN [See minutes 13 Nov 1768 where his name spelt out] Overseer

John WHITE; James CHAFFEY; Thomas COOMBS; William READ; Thomas PURSE; Samuel HAYDON; James BLY; John BRYER; Thomas POOK

25th April 1768 143

25 April 1768

At a Vestry held this day by adjournment it is agreed

That Debora FOY's House Rent be paid Vizt Five Shillings

Mr Philip COOMBS and Mr William CHANING Churchwardens

Joseph KENN and Thomas COOMBS Overseers

John BUCKLAND; Thomas PURSE; John BRYER; John OLDIS; William READ

8th May 1768 143

May 8 . 1768

At a Vestry held this day according to Public notice given it is agreed

That Sarah SMITH be allowed one shift & one pair of shoes

Thomas OXFORD be allowed 2s. 6d per week till further orders

Mr Philip COOMBS Churchwarden

Joseph KENN and Thomas COOMBS Overseers

John WHITE; John BUCKLAND; Thomas COMBS; William READ

20th May 1768 144

May 20. 1768

At a Vestry held this day according to public notice given on Sunday last it is agreed

That Widow WALLBRIGS [WALLBRIDGE] ? be allowed one shilling & three pence per week

Mr Philip COOMBS and Mr William CHANING Churchwardens

Joseph KENN and Thomas COOMBS Overseers

John BUCKLAND; John OLDIS; John SHEPPARD

12th June 1768 144

June -12-1768

At a Vestry held this day according to public notice given on Sunday last it is agreed:-

That the Widow READ be allowed three shillings per week

Mr Philip COOMBS and Mr William CHANING Churchwardens

Joseph KENN and Thomas COOMBS Overseers

John WHITE; John BUCKLAND; William READ

17th July 1768 144

17 July 1768

At a Vestry held this day according to public notice given this day it is agreed that :-

The Widow HELLARD be allowed 1`s. 6d per week and

The Widow WALBRIDGE one shift

Mr Philip COOMBS Churchwarden

Joseph KENN and Thomas COOMBS Overseers

John BUCKLAND; John WHITE and Thomas BRINE

24th July 1768 144

July 24. 1768
At a Vestry held this day according to public notice given this day it is agreed that :-

Charles LESTER be allowed 5/ [i.e. 5 shillings] and paid by the overseers and

That William COOPER be allowed one shirt

William CHANNING Churchwarden

Joseph KENN Overseer

Thomas POOK; John WHITE; John BUCKLAND; Edward READ; William READ

13th Nov 1768 144

13 Nov. 1768

At a Vestry held this day according to public notice given it is agreed that:-

Elizabeth FARRELL be allowed one shilling per week and
that the Overseers do provide necessaries to furnish a room for Charles LESTER and pay the rent of the room

Mr Philip COOMBS Churchwarden

Joseph KENN and Thomas COOMBS Overseers

Robert SMITH and John WHITE

27th November 1768 145

27 November 1768

At a Vestry held this day according to public notice ordered:-

That Eliz: [i.e. Elizabeth] PARKER be sent to the workhouse on Monday sennight vizt the 5th December

And agreed that Jane BROWNE pay be augmented to 15 pence per week

And that Eliz: [i.e. Elizabeth] FARRELL's weekly pay be taken off

And that William OSMAN be allowed one shilling

And Robert STICKLAND's Lodging be paid

Mr Philip COOMBS and Mr William CHANING Churchwardens

Thomas COOMBS Overseer

John BUCKLAND; Thomas COOMBS; Thomas PURSE; Thomas POOK; Thomas BRINE

5th December 1768 145

5 December 1768

At a Vestry held according to public notice It was ordered:-

That Robert RUMSEY is allowed 18d per week till further orders

Mr William CHANING & Mr Philip COOMBS Churchwardens
Thomas COOMBS Overseer
John WHITE; John BUCKLAND; Thomas POOK; John BRYER; John OLDIS; Thomas PURSE
19th December 1768 145

December 19. 1768

At a Vestry held this day pursuant to public notice it is agreed:-

That a Petition be presented to the Justices to empower the Churchwardens to collect three months Poor rates on this duplicate (Mr KENN one of the Overseers having this day refused to deliver the Poor Rate) in order to have the Rates enlied? for the above mentioned 3 months for the use of the Poor in the Hospital [i.e. workhouse]

It is also agreed that Robert RUMSEY be allowed ten shillings & sixpence for shoes and rent

Also that William OSMAN be allowed 2/ [i.e. 2 shillings] per week until further orders

Mr Philip COOMBS and Mr William CHANING Churchwardens

Thomas COOMBS Overseer

John WHITE; James HAYDON; William VINCENT; Thomas POOK; John BRYER; William READ

Undated 146

At a Vestry held this day pursuant to public [notice] it is agreed that

Thomas HITCHCOCK be allowed two pounds to pay part of his rent

Its likewise agreed that Deborah FOY's quarters House Rent Five Shillings be paid to Laurence POUNCEY

Mr Philip COOMBS and Mr William CHANING Churchwardens

Thomas COOMBS Overseer

John WHITE;

Ed HENNING; Isaac NOAKS; William READ; James HAYDON; William VINCENT
6th February 1769 146

Feby 6: 1769

At a Vestry held this day pursuant to public notice Sunday Last it is agreed:-

Charles LESTER be allowed Five Shillings per week till further orders

Also to allow Robert RUMSEY two shillings

Also to allow Widow HELLARD One shilling per week till further orders

Also to give Mary HARBEN four shillings

Mr Philip COOMBS Churchwarden

Joseph KENN and Thomas COOMBS Overseers

Robert Lumley KINGSTON; John BUCKLAND; James BLY; Thomas PURSE and William VINCENT

15 February 1769 146

Febry 15: 1769

At a Vestry held this day pursuant to public notice Sunday Last it is agreed:-

That Robert RUMSEY be sent to the Hospital [i.e. workhouse]

Mr Philip COOMBS and Mr William CHANING Churchwardens

Joseph KENN and Thomas COOMBS Overseers

Robert Lumley KINGSTON; ; John BUCKLAND;John BRYER; John OLDIS; William READ; Thomas PURSE; James HAYDON

5th Mar 1769 146

5 March 1769

At a Vestry this day held Mary HARBIN was ordered to be sent to the Hospital [i.e. workhouse] directly

And that Richard GALPIN and Family be removed to melcombe Regis

Mr Philip COOMBS Churchwarden

Joseph KENN and Thomas COOMBS Overseers

Robert Lumley KINGSTON;

John WHITE; Thomas POOK; William VINCENT
16th April 1769 147

16 April 1769 Parish of Holy Trinity

Ordered Mary PUTMAN's Rent of 18 shillings to be paid to Mrs WATT's when the overseers are in cash

Settled our weekly payments as follows:-

Joseph FOY 2s.0d
Widow PADDOCK 0s.9d
Widow HELLARD 1s.6d To send her to the workhouse
Widow SMITH 3s.0d To take 2 shillings or send two of the children into the workhouse
Thomas OXFORD to be relieved no longer
Widow WARREN 1s.6d
Widow SHEPPARD 1s.6d
Widow WALBRIDGE 1s.3d
William COOPER 1s.0d
Widow READ 3s.0d
Ann FOY 1s.6d
Elizabeth FARRELL 1s.0d
William PUTTMAN 2s.0d
Widow HOLLAND 1s.0d
Charles LESTER Put one of his children into the workhouse and no pay
Mary BUSHRODE no pay to be allowed

Ordered that Lidly [or Sidley] swears to the father of her coming bastard and be hand[ed] to a Justice directly. No trace of a likely baptism or burial in Dorchester.

Ordered that Lydia HELLARD be removed to her parish of Turners Piddle [Puddle]

Ordered that Robert RUMSEY's House Rent 13 shillings be paid

Philip COOMBS and John HAYNE Churchwardens

James HAYWOOD and John ALLEN Overseers

Robert Lumley KINGSTON;

John WHITE;

Edward HENNING

Thomas BRICE

Thomas POOK

26 April 1769 147

April 26: 1769

At a Vestry held this day pursuant to Public notice it was agreed

That Ann SMITH be allowed 3 shillings per week till further orders

Robert Lumley KINGSTON; & John WHITE Churchwardens

John ALLEN Overseer

Edward HENNING; John HAYNES; John BUCKLAND; Thomas POOK

4th June 1769 147

June 4th 1769

At a Vestry held this day pursuant to Public notice given

That Widow CLINES be allowed one shilling per week

Also that Widow HELLARD be allowed one shilling per week till further orders

Also that William PARKER be allowed one shilling and six pence per week for his dafter [daughter] Elizabeth PARKER

Also that Thomas OXFORD be allowed two shillings per week

John WHITE Churchwarden

John ALLEN Overseer

Edward HENNING; John BUCKLAND; Thomas BRICE; Edward BLY

20th Aug 1769 148

20 Augt: 1769

At a Vestry then held

ordered that the Overseers shall collect for [months] rates more for necessary supply

No signatures
15th October 1769 148 At a Vestry held this day tis agreed to pay Robert CRABTREE [his] house rent till further orders John WHITE Churchwarden; James HAYDON Overseer; Thomas COOMBS; James BLY; John BUCKLAND: T. PURSE; R COOPER
5th November 1769 148

5 Novr 1769

At a Vestry then held:-

Ordered that there shall be paid the 5 shillings in arrear[s] for the house rent of Mary BUSHRODE and 6d a week for the same for the future till further orders

Ordered that Charles LESTER's shall not be paid

Robert Lumley KINGSTON; & John WHITE Churchwardens

John BUCKLAND; Joseph WHETHAM; William READ and James BLY

17 December 1769 149

At a Vestry then held by public notice:-

Ordered that Elizabeth PARKER be sent directly to the workhouse

Ordered that the Last churchwardens and Overseers be forthwith sent to bring in their accounts directly

Ordered that Martha Harrison WINZOR be allowed one shilling per week only till further directions [Note :- See comments on 18th July 1764 image 129 above]

Ordered that Mr Thomas COOMBS do pay his rate and means for the shop added to the 'Crown Inn' [Note:- This may have been the 'Crown Inn' in Durngate Street ]

Robert Lumley KINGSTON; & John WHITE Churchwardens

John ALLEN Overseer

John HAYNE; Edward HENNING; William READ; Thomas BRINE; James BLY and Thomas POOK

25th March 1770 149

25 March 1770

At a Vestry then held by public notice this day after divine service

Ordered that a List of the Poor unable to be at the expense [i.e. unable to afford the expense] of the Smallpox of themselves be taken, and when the number appears, to employ some person at the lowest expense that can be to inoculate such as are willing to undergo the operation

Ordered that 6 shillings and six pence for a quarters rent due to BEDLOE for Robert RUMSEY be paid

Ordered the like to be done for William PITMAN

Robert Lumley KINGSTON; & John WHITE ; James HAYDON Churchwardens & Overseers

John BRYER; Thomas POOK; John BUCKLAND; Isaac NOAK; John SHEPPARD; Thomas COOMBES

1st April 1770 150

1 April 1770 : Trinity Parish - At a Vestry this day held pursuant to publication this day in Church

Ordered that Deborah FOY be sent to the Hospital [i.e. workhouse]

Ordered that HOBB's wife be bled by Doctor BUCKLAND and allowed occasionally at the Overseers discretion

Ordered that the Overseers allow Adam SMITH's son one Guinea to go to London to his brother in order to get cured of the complaint in his eyes

Robert Lumley KINGSTON; & John WHITE ; James HAYDON; and Thomas POOK Churchwardens

No Overseers present?

John HAYNE; William READ; John SHEPPARD

9th September 1770 150

Sept 9th 1770 At a Vestry held this day according to Public Notice given, its ordered that

Jas: [i.e. James] KEATS be allowed two shillings and six pence for the present occasion, and more discretional by the overseers if occasion

John WHITE Churchwarden

Matthew ABBOT & Edward BLY & Edward HENNING Overseers

John BUCKLAND; James BLY and Thomas POOK

7th October 1770 151

7 October 1770: At a Vestry this day held

It was ordered that the Widow HAYDON be put into the Hospital [i.e. workhouse] upon her making over her property in her house during her life and also her annuity at Mayne according to the proposals made to the parish by Hannah READER her sister

Robert Lumley KINGSTON; & John WHITE Churchwardens

Matthew ABBOT & Edward BLY & Edward HENNING Overseers

John BUCKLAND; Thomas POOK; John HAYNE; Thomas LOCKETT & William READ

20th November 1770 151

Nov 20 1770

At a Vestry held this day it was agreed

That one pound one shilling be paid for three Quarters House Rent for Robert CRABTREE;
And twelve shillings is paid for Elizabeth BROWN's house Rent;
And that Eleven shillings is paid for half a years Rent for Charles LISTER

John WHITE Churchwarden

Matthew ABBOT & Edward BLY Overseers

Thomas POOK; John BUCKLAND; Thomas LOCKETT; Thomas COOMBS and Thomas PURSE

9th December 1770 152

9 December 1770

At a Vestry this day warned and held accordingly:-

Ordered that unless Ann FOY contracts herself with her allowance of 1 shilling per week she shall on refusal be sent to the workhouse

Ordered no House Rent to be paid for the Widow RUMSEY

Robert Lumley KINGSTON; & John WHITE Churchwardens

Matthew ABBOT & Edward BLY Overseers

John BUCKLAND; Thomas POOK; William READ; John SHEPPARD; John BRYER

1st April 1771 152

April 1: 1771

Trinity Parish - At a Vestry held this day Pursuant to publication yesterday in the church

Ordered that Lawrence POUNCY be sent to the Hospital [i.e. workhouse] immediately

Robert Lumley KINGSTON; & John WHITE Churchwardens

Matthew ABBOT & Edward BLY Overseers

John BUCKLAND; John HAYNE; Thomas BESANT; Thomas POOK; William READ; John BRYER; James BLY and Thomas LOCKETT

20th October 1771 153

20 October 1771 Trinity Parish

Ordered that Charles LESTER have a supply for one week more, and at All Saints to go to work before with William CLARKE on Monday Sennight

Ordered an allowance of 6d a week for Deborah FOY

Robert Lumley KINGSTON; & John WHITE Churchwardens

Thomas GRITTON and Robert CLARK Overseers

William DAVIS; John HAYNE; William READ; Thomas COOMBES; John BRYEWR; Thomas LOCKETT and Thomas POOK

6th November 1771 153

6 Novr 1771

At a Vestry held this day

Ordered Mary CHILD to have 1 shilling per week supply till further order

Let Joseph FOY and his wife be shifted as desired [Note:- i.e. bought a shift each? as applied for not moved on ]

Let William COOPER have a shift also

Let Mary BUSHRODE have ? shilling(s) per week supply till further order

Robert Lumley KINGSTON; & John WHITE Churchwardens

Thomas GRITTON and Robert CLARK John BUCKLAND Overseers

Thomas POOK; Matthew ABBOT; James POOK; Edward BLY and Thomas LOCKETT

26th January 1772 154

26th Jany 1772

At a Vestry held this day

That Jane LESTER shall have ordered one shilling per week till further orders & one new shift

Let Ann FOY have one shift likewise

And Let the wife of Thomas ROBERTS have two shillings & six pence per week till her hand is better

A shift is granted to Deborah FOY also

No Churchwardens present

Thomas GRITTON; Robert CLARK; Thomas POOK; John GARLAND; Thomas LOCKETT Overseers?

Robert SNOOK; John BUCKLAND; Thomas PURSE; Thomas BRINE; John ALLEN'; William READ

16th February 1772 154

16 February 1772

At Aa Vestry let the Widow HOLLAND have six pence be added to her pay

Pay 6 shilling and six pence a quarters rent for Widow RUMSEY

At a Vestry let Sarah PADDOCK have three pence added to her pay

Robert Lumley KINGSTON; Churchwarden

Thomas GRITTON; Robert CLARK; Thomas COOMBES Overseers

John GARLAND and William READ

10th May 1772 154

At a Vestry held this 10th day of May 1772 pursuant to public notice for that purpose given

Mr Thomas COOMBES and Mr Thomas GRITTON were nominated assessors of the Land and Window Tax for the year ensuing

George STICKLAND Churchwarden

John GARLAND and Harry POUNCY Overseers

Thomas POOK and Edward BLY

20th September 1772 155

20 September 1772 Parish of Holy Trinity

At a Vestry held here this day

It is agreed that Mary DOWLE be put into the Hospital [i.e. workhouse]

George STICKLAND Churchwarden

John GARLAND and Harry POUNCY Overseers

Thomas PURSE; James BLY: William READ Thomas POOK

8th November 1772 155

8th November 1772

At a Vestry held this day

It is agreed to allow William COOPER two shillings & sixpence a week

George STICKLAND Churchwarden

John GARLAND and Harry POUNCY Overseers

John BUCKLAND; Thomas POOK and John ALLEN

6th December 1772 155

6 December 1772 Parish of Holy Trinity

At a Vestry held this day pursuant to public notice it was agreed

To allow Deborah FOY 6d per week to be added to her present pay

George STICKLAND Churchwarden
Harry POUNCY Overseer
Morgan YEATMAN; John HAYNE; Ed HOWDON; William TRY?; James POOK; John SHEPPARD; William READ; thomas POOK

27th December 1772 156

Parish of Holy Trinity 27th December 1772

At a Vestry held this day pursuant to public notice for that purpose It is agreed

To allow Thomas CLARK two shillings a week till further order

Also at the same time it is agreed to pay House Rent that is now due for Ann SMITH the elder widow

Also to allow Ann FOY Widow eighteen pence per week instead of one shilling per week allowed her before

George STICKLAND Churchwarden

John GARLAND and Harry POUNCY Overseers

John BUCKLAND; Thomas POOK; John ALLEN; William READ; John SHEPPARD; Thomas GRITTON and Thomas LOCKETT

10th January 1773 156

Parish of Holy Trinity 10th January 1773

At a Vestry held this day pursuant to public notice for that purpose given it is agreed

That William READ son of Mary READ Widow be forthwith sent to the Bath Hospital at the expense of the Parish

At the same time it is agreed and ordered that the Widow Mary HELLARD be sent to the Hospital and there maintained as one of the parishioners of the said Parish

At the same time ordered that Elizabeth DILLER and her child be forthwith sent to the Hospital [i.e. workhouse]

Also ordered that the Widow MADDOCK be allowed a pair of breeches for one of her children

Also ordered to give to James MUNDEN of Netherbury in the County of Dorset the sum of three guineas on his marriage with Jenny HARBIN & to pay for the licence & Marriage fees [Note:- James MUNDEN of Netherbury married at Bridport to Jenny HARBIN a sojourner in the parish on 14th January 1773. They both clearly signed their names in the Bridport Parish register]

George STICKLAND Churchwarden

John GARLAND and Harry POUNCY Overseers

Thomas POOK; William FONE? William READ; Thomas GRITTON; John BUCKLAND; John BOWDITCH; Thomas LOCKETT

21st March 1773 157

Parish of Holy Trinity 21st March 1773

At a Vestry held this day pursuant to public notice for that purpose given it is agreed

That Rachel GREEN Single woman be forthwith sent to the Hospital [i.e. Workhouse] [Note:- This was because she was heavily pregnant and the workhouse had an infirmary ward she gave birth to a bastard son William Smith who was baptised at Holy Trinity on 16th May 1773 - The fathers surname is likely to have been Smith]

Also That the Widow READ be allowed one shilling per week to her present pay

George STICKLAND Churchwarden

John GARLAND and Harry POUNCY Overseers

John PITMAN; William READ; Thomas LOCKETT; James POOK; Thomas POOK; Thomas GRITTON: John ALLEN

6th April 1773 157

Parish of Holy Trinity6th April 1773

At a Vestry held this day pursuant to public notice for that purpose given on Sunday last it is agreed

To pay a Quarters Rent being 6 shillings and six pence for the widow of Robert RUMSEY [Note:- Robert RUMSEY was buried at Holy Trinity Church in Dorchester on 30th Sept 1770]

Also allowed to Samuel BROWN the sum of one guinea towards the Doctors Bill incurred by his wife's Illness

Also allowed to Thomas the son of Ann SMITH Widow a shirt, coat and pair of shoes

George STICKLAND Churchwarden

John GARLAND and Harry POUNCY Overseers

William READ; John BUCKLAND; Thomas POOK; James POOK and Thomas PURSE

25th April 1773 157

Parish of Holy Trinity 25th April 1773

At a Vestry held this day pursuant to public notice for that purpose given it is agreed

That one shilling per week be taken off Ann SMITH's pay

Also that sixpence per week be taken off Deborah FOY

Also that one shilling be taken off Joan LEWIS's pay

George STICKLAND and Thomas BRINE Churchwardens

William BOWER and Thomas LOCKETT Overseers

Thomas POOK; John BRYER; Thomas PURSE; John BUCKLAND; Harry POUNCY; James COLLINS; James BLY; John SHEPPARD; John GARLAND; William READ and John ALLEN

6th May 1773 158

Parish of Holy Trinity 6th May 1773

At a Vestry held this day pursuant to public notice given it is agreed

That Sarah CHILDS shall be allowed an additional sixpence per week

Patty KAINES's Rent be paid by the Overseers amounting to the sum of seven shillings and sixpence and to have a weekly allowance of sixpence

Thomas HAYDON to be allowed two shillings and sixpence per week during his illness

Mary the wife of Samuel BROWN to be allowed some money discretionally, and

That Deborah FOY's house rent to be paid not exceeding twenty shillings a year

Thomas BRINE Churchwarden

William BOWER and Thomas LOCKETT Overseers

John BUCKLAND;Joseph COLLINS; John ALLEN; John NELSON; John BRYER; Robert GUNDRY; George WOOD; Thomas PURSE; John GARLAND

18th July 1773 158

Parish of Holy Trinity 18th July 1773

At a Vestry held this day pursuant to public notice given it is agreed

That Sarah CHILDS single woman be forthwith sent to the Hospital [i.e. workhouse] [Note:- Sarah CHILDS was buried at Holy Trinity Church on 02 Aug 1773]

Thomas HAYDON weekly pay to be struck off from two shillings and sixpence to one shilling per week

George STICKLAND and Thomas BRINE Churchwardens

William BOWER and Thomas LOCKETT Overseers

Thomas POOK; James BLY; John SHEPPARD; William READ; John NELSON; John BUCKLAND

14th Nov 1773 159

Parish of Holy Trinity 14th Nov 1773

At a Vestry held here this day pursuant to notice given it is agreed

That Widow Ann FOY be allowed a shift

George STICKLAND and Thomas BRINE Churchwardens

William BOWER and Thomas LOCKETT Overseers

Thomas POOK; John BUCKLAND; William READ; Harry POUNCY; James BLY; Thomas GRITTON and John NELSON

12th December 1773 159

Parish of Holy Trinity 12th December 1773

At a Vestry held pursuant to public notice given it's agreed

To give William COOPER a shirt,

a pair of shoes for the Widow MADDOCK's child

And one shift for Elizabeth SMITH and also one shilling per week till further order

Also ordered that Eliz: [i.e. Elizabeth] FENOLL be forthwith sent to the Hospital [i.e. workhouse] [Note; entry on Baptism Register for Holy Trinity ;- "16 Mar 1774 - Elizabeth baseborn daughter of Elizabeth FERRIL baptised]

George STICKLAND Churchwarden

William BOWER and Thomas LOCKETT Overseers

Thomas POOK; John BUCKLAND; Thomas POOK; John NELSON; William READ; John ALLEN

23rd January 1774 160

Parish of Holy Trinity 23rd Jany 1774

At a Vestry held here this day pursuant to notice it is agreed

To allow William PUTMAN a shirt

Thomas BRICE Churchwarden
William BOWER and Thomas LOCKETT Overseers

Thomas POOK; John NELSON; Thomas GRITTON; Harry POUNCY; John ALLEN; John SHEPPARD; William READ

13th February 1774 160

Parish of Holy Trinity 13th Feby 1774

At a Vestry held here this day pursuant to notice it is agreed

To allow Mary HAYWARD 1/6d per week

& Elizabeth ROBERTS 2 children a shift & 2 petticoats

& the Widow DAMON 1/0d per week

George STICKLAND and Thomas BRICE Churchwardens
William BOWER and Thomas LOCKETT Overseers

John BUCKLAND; Jo HENNING; John HAYNE; John NELSON; Thomas PURSE; John BRYER; John OLDIS; William READ; Thomas POOK; John ALLEN

12th March 1774 161

Parish of Holy Trinity 12th March 1774

At a Vestry held here this day pursuant to notice it is agreed

To allow Dr COZENS Two Guineas for the delivery of Elizabeth SEAL and that Elizabeth SEAL is allowed 4 shillings per week for 2 weeks and

to allow Elizabeth BROWN Widow a pair of shoes

George STICKLAND Churchwarden
Thomas LOCKETT Overseer

John BUCKLAND; John NELSON; William READ; John OLDIS; john SHEPPARD; Samuel HAYDON;

15th April 1774 161

Parish of Holy Trinity April 15: 1774

At a Vestry held here this day pursuant to notice it is agreed

To allow to allow a shift to Deboarah FOY and fourteen shillings towards Robert CRABTREE House Rent

and to allow Elizabeth SEAL 2 shillings per week till further orders

and 1/- per week to Elizabeth FIRRELL for her child [Note:-See Holy Trinity Baptism Register :- 16 Mar 1774 - Elizabeth baseborn daughter of Elizabeth FERRIL baptised - also see Vestry Minutes for 12th Dec 1773 ]

George STICKLAND Churchwarden

Robert GUNDRY and John NELSON Overseers

William READ; John GARLAND; Thomas GRITTON; james POOK; Thomas POOK; John BUCKLAND and John ALLEN

18th May 1774 162

Parish of Holy Trinity May 18: 1774

At a Vestry held this day pursuant to public Notice it is agreed

To allow George KING three shillings per week till further orders to commence from Friday to Inst

Thomas BRICE and James POOK Churchwardens

John NELSON Overseer
Jo? HENNING; George STICKLAND; Thomas POOK; William READ; James BLY

22nd May 1774 162

Parish of Holy Trinity May 22nd: 1774

At a Vestry held this day pursuant to public Notice it is agreed

To allow Ann GAWLER two shillings per week till further orders and to pay nine pence a week for her lodging

and to allow Robert STICKLAND a shirt

James POOK Churchwarden

Robert GUNDRY and John NELSON Overseers
John BUCKLAND; Thomas POOK; Thomas GRITTON; Thomas LOCKETT; Harry POUNCY and William READ

19th June 1774 162

Parish of Holy Trinity June 19: 1774

At a Vestry held this day pursuant to public Notice it is agreed

To send Martha CLARKE & her child be sent to the Hospital [i.e. workhouse] forthwith

and that Widow DAMON House Rent of 6shillings? be paid at midsummer next

Thomas BRICE and James POOK Churchwardens

Robert GUNDRY and John NELSON Overseers
John BUCKLAND; Thomas POOK; Thomas GRITTON; John SHEPPARD

10th July 1774 162

Parish of Holy Trinity July 10: 1774

At a Vestry held this day pursuant to public Notice it is agreed

To send William GAWLER be sent to the Hospital [i.e. workhouse] forthwith

Thomas BRICE and James POOK Churchwardens

Robert GUNDRY and John NELSON Overseers
Samuel HAYDON; James BLY; William READ; Thomas LOCKETT; Thomas POOK; William BOWER

24th July 1774 163

Parish of Holy Trinity July 24: 1774

At a Vestry held this day pursuant to public Notice it is agreed

To send send Samuel, Mary and Thomas the children of Charles CRITCHELL be sent to the Hospital [i.e. workhouse] forthwith

Thomas BRICE and James POOK Churchwardens

Robert GUNDRY and John NELSON Overseers
Thomas POOK; William BOWER; John NUCKLAND; James BLY; Thomas LOCKETT; John SHEPPARD; John GREEN; William READ

18th September 1774 163

Parish of Holy Trinity Sept 18

At a Vestry held this day pursuant to public Notice it is agreed

To send to give the wife of William GUNDRY two shillings per week

James POOK & John GARLAND Junior Churchwardens

Robert GUNDRY and John NELSON Overseers
William BOWER;William FONE; Joseph COLLINS; Robert SNOOK; John SHEPPARD; Thomas LOCKETT and William READ

9th October 1774 164

Parish of Holy Trinity Octr 9th 1774

At a Vestry held this day pursuant to public Notice it is agreed

To send to pay the Widow DAMON's House Rent of six shillings and six pence for a quarters rent due at Michaelmas last and that

Ann WHITE be sent to the Hospital [i.e. workhouse] forthwith

Thomas BRICE Churchwarden

Robert GUNDRY and John NELSON Overseers
William NORMAN; Thomas PURSE; William OLD Junior; John GARLAND; Joseph COLLINS; john OLDIS; William READ and John GARLAND Junior

16th Oct 1774 164

Parish of Holy Trinity Octr 16: 1774

At a Vestry held this day pursuant to public Notice it is agreed

To send to put Mary HAYWARDS Child into the Hospital [i.e. workhouse] forthwith

and to allow Martha CLARK 3 shillings per week

Thomas BRICE and James POOK Churchwardens

Robert GUNDRY and John NELSON Overseers
Thomas POOK; John ALLEN; John BUCKLAND

23rd Oct 1774 164

Parish of Holy Trinity Octr 23rd: 1774

At a Vestry held this day pursuant to public Notice it is agreed

To send to allow William PUTMAN a shirt and

Ann MOORES Junior a shift, a Linsey apron & a handkerchief and

Widow MADDOX's [MADDOCK] child a pair of shoes

Thomas BRICE and James POOK Churchwardens

Robert GUNDRY and John NELSON Overseers
John BUCKLAND; Thomas POOK; John ALLEN; William READ; John BRYER; harry POUNCY; Thomas GRITTON; and Thomas LOCKETT

27th November 1774 165

Parish of Holy Trinity Nov 27th: 1774

At a Vestry held this day pursuant to public Notice it is agreed

That Mr James BUCKLAND do inoculate the poor of this parish at 5/3 each that the officers are requested to ascertain in the meantime the number of proper objects that this expense of the undertaking might be known and that the Vestry do meet again at 3 o'clock tomorrow and that

Mary NORMAN be allowed 1/6 per week

that William & Mary PUTMAN be allowed an additional shilling a week

That the wife of Charles CRITCHELL be allowed a shift a gown, a Linsey petticoat and

Robert STICKLAND a shirt

Thomas BRICE and James POOK Churchwardens

Robert GUNDRY and John NELSON Overseers

William BOWER; John BRYER; William FONE; William READ;John BUCKLAND; Thomas POOK; John SHEPPARD; James BLY and John ALLEN

15th January 1775 165

Parish of Holy Trinity Jany 15th: 1775

At a Vestry held this day pursuant to public Notice it is agreed

to allow William COOPER a shirt

and to pay Widow DAMON's 12ns? house rent

and Ann FOY a shift

and that a Century Box be made for the Revd Mr HUBBOCK
[Note:- The New and Complete Dictionary of the English Language published in 1775 by John Ash confirms our current understanding of Century as being "100" and Centrybox as "The box or place in which a soldier keeps sentry". Neither seems appropriate here. The Rev John HUBBOCK was rector of Holy Trinity and St Peters from 1752 until his death in 1781. By 1775 he was 63 years old and had been Rector for 23 years. The only thing that I can think of is that he may have started to feel his age. He died in Bath where a number of Dorchester Parishioners were sent to receive medical treatment with his body being returned to Dorchester for burial at St Peters. This may have been a boxed pew specifically made for his use. These had a tall back and sides to keep out the draft, shaped a bit like a sentry box but with a seat in it.

Thomas BRICE and James POOK Churchwardens

Robert GUNDRY and John NELSON Overseers

William BOWER; William FONE; William READ;John BRYER; Thomas POOK;

5th February 1775 166

Parish of Holy Trinity Dorchester Feby 5th 1775

At a Vestry held this day pursuant to public Notice given it is agreed

That the Wife of Samuel RUMSEY be relieved discretionally

Also the Wife of Charles CRITCHELL be sent to the Hospital [i.e. workhouse]

Also to allow a pair of shoes for the child of Widow MATTOCKS

Thomas BRICE Churchwarden

John NELSON Overseer

John BUCKLAND; Thomas POOK; John ALLEN; William READ; John BRYER; William BOWER; William NORMAN and Thomas GRITTON

1775 166

1775 Parish of Holy Trinity Dorchester

At a Vestry held this day pursuant to Notice given it is agreed

To allow 1 shilling additional to Mary COOPER till further orders

Thomas BRICE Churchwarden

John NELSON & Robert GUNDRY Overseers

Thomas POOK; John BUCKLAND; John ALLEN; William READ;

17th April 1775 167

Parish of Holy Trinity - Easter Monday April 17th 1775

At a Vestry held this day pursuant to Notice given it is agreed

That for the future no more than ten shillings be spent on an Easter Monday and no more than two shillings be spent at making the new Rate and at no other time

Thomas BRICE and James POOK Churchwardens

Robert GUNDRY and John NELSON Overseers

Edward HENNING; William BOWER; Thomas POOK; John BUCKLAND; James BLY; William OLD; James WOOD; William READ and William OLD Junior

3rd May 1775 167

Parish of Holy Trinity - May 3rd 1775

At a Vestry held this day pursuant to Notice given it is agreed

That Widow DAMON's House Rent is paid

That Stephen HOBBS be allowed 2 shirts and a pair of shoes & a pair of stockings

That Widow MATTOCK's House Rent of fifteen shillings be paid to Lady Day last

Thomas BRICE and James POOK Churchwardens

George LOCK and William NORMAN Overseers

John NELSON; John SHEPPARD; John BUCKLAND; John GARLAND; Thomas GRITTON; William READ and James BUCKLAND

24th May 1775 168

Parish of the Holy Trinity May 24-1775

At a Vestry held this day

1/6d is ordered to be paid Hary [Harry] READ so long as he continue so ill

Sixpence to be added to the Widow BROWNE per week

A pair of shoes to Mary BUSHROD

Nine pence per week to Susanna LEWES for her daughter Susanna LEWES

Sixpence per week to Elizabeth FARRELL while the Militia is in town to get lodgings

Harrison WINSTON's child to be put into the Hospital [i.e. workhouse] forthwith

James POOK and John GARLAND Churchwarden

George LOCK and William NORMAN Overseers

Thomas PURSE; James BLY; William BOWER; John NELSON; William OLD Junior; Joseph COLLINS and Robert GUNDRY

22nd June 1775 169

Parish of the Holy Trinity June 22nd -1775

At a Vestry held this day pursuant to notice given it is agreed

To allow Elizabeth the daughter of Dolly GUNDRY 2 shifts

and Sarah GUNDRY a pair of shoes

& to allow one shift to Elizabeth READ

James POOK Churchwarden

George LOCK and William NORMAN Overseers

Thomas BRINE; John NELSON; John BUCKLAND; William OLD Junior

30th July 1775 169

30th July 1775

At a Vestry held this day pursuant to notice given it is agreed

To allow Martha CAINES [CAYNES] one shilling extra per seek so long as she continue ill

Widow MADOX son to have a pair of shoes & breeches, her daughter a pair of shoes

To take of [off] Widow SMITH's pay of one shilling per week that's allowed to her for her son

James POOK Churchwarden

George LOCK Overseer

Thomas POOK; John NELSON; William READ; John BUCKLAND; Thomas BRICE; James WOOD; William BOWER; Thomas GRITTON and Thomas LOCKETT

10th September 1775 170

Parish of the Holy Trinity Sepr 10th -1775

At a Vestry held this day pursuant to notice given it is agreed

That George CRIMBLE's House Rent id paid till Lady Day next

That Sarah PADDOCK do have a gound [i.e.gown]

That the late Bet TREWELL the child of Bet [i.e. Elizabeth] STUCKEY late FERRELL [Farrell] be allowed an additional sixpence and that three shillings be allowed her to buy necessaries for the child

That William PUTMAN be relieved discretionally

John GARLAND Churchwarden

George LOCK and William NORMAN Overseers of the Poor

John NELSON; William BOWER; Thomas POOK; Thomas GRITTON; John BOWDITCH; John BUCKLAND; William READ and William OLD Junior

8th October 1775 170

Parish of the Holy Trinity Octor 8th -1775

At a Vestry held here this day according to notice given it is agreed

By us to allow the Churchwardens two months Church Rates to be collected immediately (Entered in the Churchwardens Book)

Also agreed to pay the Widow MALLDETUS?? her Rent 15/- due Michaelmas Last

And Sarah PADDOCK a petticoat

James POOK and John GARLAND Churchwardens

George LOCK and William NORMAN Overseers of the Poor

James BUCKLAND; William READ; Thomas GROTTON; James WOOD: William OLD Junior; Thomas LOCKETT; James BLY; Thomas POOK and Richard LAKE

15th Oct 1775 171

Parish of the Holy Trinity Octor 15th -1775

At a Vestry held here this day pursuant to public notice given it is agreed

To put the Widow LESTER into the Hospital [i.e. workhouse] - on Sunday next

James POOK Churchwarden

George LOCK and William NORMAN Overseers of the Poor

James BUCKLAND; Thomas POOK; Thomas BRICE; Thomas LOCKETT; Thomas GRITTON; William READ; William OLD Junior; John NORMAN; R GUNDRY

26th November 1775 171

Parish of the Holy Trinity Novr 26th 1775

At a Vestry held here this day pursuant to public notice given it is agreed

To pay Mary OSMAN 1.6d per week & her have rent until further vestry [Note:- Her husband William OSMOND was buried at Holy trinity Church on 19th Nov 1775]

And to allow Mary NORMAN 2 shillings a week till further orders

That 6d a week be added to Bet SMITH's pay

James POOK Churchwarden

George LOCK and William NORMAN Overseers of the Poor

John NELSON; John BUCKLAND; James BLY and John SHEPPARD

24th December 1775 172

Parish of the Holy Trinity Decr 24th 1775

At a Vestry held pursuant to notice it is agreed

To send Ann the Wife of George CRIMBLE to the Hospital [i.e. workhouse] Friday Next

It is likewise agreed to pay the Widow KEAT 2.6d per week one shilling of which is for House Rent

James POOK Churchwarden

George LOCK and William NORMAN Overseers of the Poor

Thomas POOK; Thomas LOCKETT; William READ; John OLDIS; James WOOD and William OLD Junior

7th January 1776 172

Parish of the Holy Trinity Jany 28th 1776

At a Vestry held this day pursuant to notice it's agreed

To give Barbary & James Children of Widow MADDOCKS a pair of shoes each and

To allow Mary HAYWARD three shillings a week till further orders

and to pay 4/6d for nine weeks lodgings for Mary BUSHROD at 6d per week

James POOK Churchwarden

George LOCK and William NORMAN Overseers of the Poor

William READ; John BUCKLAND; Thomas POOK; John NELSON

18th February 1776 173

Parish of the Holy Trinity Dorchester Feby 18th 1776

At a Vestry held this day pursuant to public notice it's agreed

To relieve Peter CLARKE discretionally till further orders

To give Charles LESTER a pair of shoes

Agreed not to answer Mr B WALMSLEY of Blackburn Lancashire

James POOK and John GARLAND Churchwardens

George LOCK Overseer of the Poor

John BUCKLAND; John WOOD; John NELSON; Thomas LOCKETT; William READ

10th March 1776 173

Parish of the Holy Trinity March 10th 1776

At a Vestry held this day pursuant to notice it is agreed

To pay Stephen HOBB's House Rent to Lady Day next

That George CRIMBLE's wife be allowed a gownd [i.e. gown]

That Mary BUSHROD's Rent of 3 shillings be paid

John GARLAND Churchwarden

George LOCK Overseer of the Poor

Edmund HENNING; Thomas GRITTON; William READ; John NELSON

24th March 1776 174

Parish of the Holy Trinity Dorchester March 24th 1776

At a Vestry held this day pursuant to public notice given it is agreed

To send Jane MITYEAD [Likely to be METYARD or MITCHARD] to the Hospital [i.e. workhouse] forthwith [Note:- See Minutes 14th July 1776]

Also to add sixpence per week to the Widow DAMON's pay

And to get Ann FOY a gown and shift

James POOK Churchwarden

George LOCK and William NORMAN Overseers of the Poor

John BUCKLAND; William READ; John BRYER; James WOOD; Thomas LOCKETT; William OLD Junior and John GREY

7th April 1776 174

Parish of the Holy Trinity Dorchester April 7th 1776

At a Vestry held this day agreeable to public notice given it is agreed

To allow Mary COOPER two shifts

And Mary BUSHROD one shift and one pair of shoes

And Jane LESTER to be paid weekly nine pence to be taken from the Hospital

James POOK Churchwarden

George LOCK and William NORMAN Overseers of the Poor

John BUCKLAND; John GREY; R GUNDRY

8th April 1776 175

Parish of the Holy Trinity Easter Monday April 8th 1776

At a Vestry held this day pursuant to public notice given yesterday it is agreed

To receive from Samuel FUDGE the sum of eight Guineas to indemnify him from any further expense towards maintaining his Bastard child born of the body of Martha Harrison WINZAR [Note:- See baptism register for Holy Trinity Church in Dorchester for 13 July 1768 when John Harrison baseborn son of Martha WINSOR was baptised]

James POOK and John GARLAND Churchwardens

George LOCK and William NORMAN Overseers of the Poor

John BUCKLAND; John NELSON; John BRYER and William READ

10th June 1776 175

Parish of the Holy Trinity Dorchester June the 10th 1776

At a Vestry held this day agreeable to notice given on Sunday it is agreed

To allow John CAYNES [CAINES] two shillings and sixpence per week [Note:- See Marriage at All Saints Church Dorchester when John CAINES [CAYNES] of the parish of Holy Trinity & Jane TALBOT otp were married by Banns 19 Sept 1768 for more information about this family]

& to Thomas HAYDON one shilling per week

To Jane MADDOCK a pair of breeches and one pair of shoes

Likewise to pay Mr WILLIS two years Rent due Lady Day last for Martha CAYNES [CAINES]

James POOK Churchwarden

James WOOD and John LESTER Overseers of the Poor

James BLY; Philip COOMBS; William OLD Junior;

Thomas GRITTON and William NORMAN

14th July 1776 176

July 14: 1776

At a Vestry held this day pursuant to public notice it was agreed

To take the house in the 'Walks' of Mr TEMPLEMAN for the use of Daniel LISTER

That sixpence per week be taken from Widow DAMON's weekly pay but to pay her rent as usual

It is likewise agreed to advance Three Guineas to Jean MEATYARD [METYARD or MITCHARD] and her child to carry them to Blackburn in Lancashire. [Note:- See Minutes 24th March 1776]

William BOWER Churchwarden

James WOOD and John LESTER Overseers of the Poor

Edmund HENNING;

25th August 1776 176

Augt 25th 1776

At a Vestry held this day pursuant to public notice it was agreed

To send Sarry [Sarah] PADDOCK that is in CHUBB's Almshouse to the Hospital [i.e. workhouse] [Note;- This would have been because she was ill. She died in the Workhouse infirmary and was buried at Holy Trinity Church in Dorchester on 6th September 1776]

John GARLAND Churchwarden

James WOOD and John LESTER Overseers of the Poor

John BUCKLAND

29th September 1776 177

September 29: 1776

At a Vestry held this day pursuant to notice it is agreed

That Peter CLARK be forthwith sent to the Hospital [i.e. workhouse]

It is likewise agreed to pay the Widow CAINS's [CAYNES] House Rent to |Christmas next [Note:- This is probably Jane the widow of John CAINES who was buried at HT 23rd Sep 1776 although there are other widows in the parish such as Martha Caines]

and that the Widow LESTER be allowed a bed and bedding at the discretion of the overseers

& that Ann READ be allowed a pair of shoes

John GARLAND and William BOWER Churchwardens

James WOOD and John LESTER Overseers of the Poor

John BUCKLAND; James BLY; George LOCK; Thomas LOCKETT; William READ; John BRYER; thomas GRITTON; William NORMAN

3rd November 1776 177

November 3rd 1776

At a Vestry held this day it was ordered

Two pairs of shoes for Widow MADDOCKS Children

That Mary BUSHROD be sent to the Hospital [i.e. workhouse]

John GARLAND Churchwarden

James WOOD and John LESTER Overseers of the Poor

John HAYNE; William READ; John BUCKLAND; and Thomas LOCKETT

10th November 1776 178

Novr 10 - 1776

At a Vestry held this day it was agreed

That Mary PUTMAN alias OSMAN be sent to the Hospital [i.e. workhouse]

That Ann FOY from this time be allowed 2/- per week

John GARLAND and William BOWER Churchwardens

John LESTER Overseer of the Poor

William READ; John BUCKLAND and John NELSON

12 January 1777 178

12 January 1778

At a Vestry held here this day pursuant to notice given it was ordered

That Ann READ be sent to the Hospital [i.e. workhouse]

[No Churchwardens present] John BUCKLAND and William READ sidesmen

James WOOD and John LESTER overseers of the Poor

William NORMAN; Thomas LOCKETT George LOCK; Thomas GRITTON; William OLD; John NELSON

11th May 1777 179

May 11th 1777

At a Vestry pursuant to notice given it was agreed

To allow John CAYNE's [CAINES] daughters 1 gown; 1 shift, 1 cotton apron; 1 pair of shoes, & a handkerchief [Note:- See Marriage at All Saints Church Dorchester when John CAINES [CAYNES] of the parish of Holy Trinity & Jane TALBOT otp were married by Banns 19 Sept 1768 for more information about this family]

It is likewise agreed to send the widow MADDOX & her children to the hospital [i.e. workhouse] forthwith

William BOWER and John ALLEN Churchwardens

Edmund OLDIS Overseer

Thomas LOCKETT; William READ; John NELSON; James WOOD

27th July 1777 179

July 27 - 1777

At a Vestry held this day it was agreed

To send Mary daughter of John CAYNES to the Hospital [i.e. workhouse] [Note:- See Marriage at All Saints Church Dorchester when John CAINES [CAYNES] of the parish of Holy Trinity & Jane TALBOT otp were married by Banns 19 Sept 1768 for more information about this family]

To Charles LISTER a pair of shoes

To Danl LISTER a knife

To Clothe the daughter of Susannah LEWIS

William BOWER Churchwardens

Edmund OLDIS & John BOWDITCH Overseers

William READ; John NELSON; James WOOD

10th August 1777 180

Augst 10th 1777

At a Vestry held this day it was agreed

That the Widow LISTER & Family be removed to St Peters by order

That the Widow ELLIOTT be removed to St Peters by an order

That all persons likely to become chargeable are likely to make Parishioners to this parish, be taken before a Justice and examined to their last place of settlement.

That Dorothy PADDOCK be removed to St Peter's by an order

William BOWER and John ALLEN Churchwardens

John BOWDITCH and Edmund OLDIS Overseers

John BUCKLAND; James WOOD; John NELSON

11th January 1778 180

Jany 11th 1778

At a Vestry held this day it is agreed

to excuse John BARTLET the father of Mary HAYWARD's child for ever in consideration of his paying to this parish Nine Pounds which money the said John BARTLET have [has] paid to the said Parish by the hands of John HUNT. [Note:- Holy Trinity Parish Register for 19 Jan 1774 - "John baseborn son of Mary HAYWARD baptised". ]

It's likewise agreed to remove George ELFORD & Family to Sherborne

William BOWER and John ALLEN Churchwardens

John BOWDITCH and Edmund OLDIS Overseers

James BLY; James WOOD; William READ; Thomas GRITTON; Thomas LOCKETT

25th January 1778 181

Jany 25th 1778

At a Vestry held this day it is agreed

That William LISTER be removed by order to St Peters Parish

William BOWER Churchwarden

John BOWDITCH and Edmund OLDIS Overseers

George STICKLAND; William READ; James BLY and John NELSON

2nd April 1778 181

April 12 - 1778

At a Vestry held this day it is agreed

That twenty five shillings for one years House Rent from Lady Day last be paid for James RUMSEY

William BOWER Churchwarden

John BOWDITCH and Edmund OLDIS Overseers

John BUCKLAND; John NELSON

5th May 1778 182

May 5th - 1778

At a Vestry held this day it is agreed

That the Widow FOY do have a pair of shoes

That Susannah LEWIS be allowed 2/- per week for fortnight

That Charles LISTER be allowed 1/- per week for 2 weeks

It is agreed that no person be imployed [employed] in making the parish Rate or entering the parish accounts except he is a parishioner of the said parish

William BOWER Churchwarden

James BESANT and George WOOD Overseers

John NELSON; William READ; Thomas LOCKETT

31st May 1778 182

31 May 1778

At a Vestry held here this day pursuant to notice given it was agreed

That all persons in the Parish not belonging thereto shall be examined forthwith

John ALLEN and James WOOD Churchwardens

James BESANT Overseer

Edmund HENNING; James HAYNE; John BUCKLAND; george ANDREWS; Samuel HAYDON; Edmund OLDIS; William NORMAN; William OLD Junior

26th July 1778 183

July 26 -1778

At a Vestry held here this day pursuant to notice given it was agreed

That James GRIFFEN now insane be forthwith sent to Halstock, and that the order of May 31st 78 be put into execution immediately

James WOOD Churchwarden; George WOOD and James BESANT Overseers; John BUCKLAND; Edmund HENNING; James BLY; John BOWDITCH; George ANDREWS; Thomas BRICE and John NELSON
11th October 1778 183

Octr 11th - 1778

At a Vestry held this day pursuant to notice given it is agreed

To answer the letter from Blackburn, Lancashire.

To add 4d per week for the lodging of Bet SMITH

That 18d per week be allowed for one month for Widow RUMSEY

James WOOD Churchwarden;

George WOOD and James BESANT Overseers;

Edmund HENNING; John BOWDITCH; John BUCKLAND; R GUNDRY; James BLY;William READ; Nathan BURCH; Edmund OLDIS and John NELSON

1st November 1778 184

1778 Novr 01

At a Vestry held here this day pursuant to notice it is agreed

That two guineas shall be allowed to clothe Susanna LEWES daughter

and that the Overseers be allowed to collect six rates in part of them already granted

James WOOD Churchwarden;

George WOOD and James BESANT Overseers;

John BUCKLAND; Edmund OLDIS; Edmund HENNING; William READ and Robert BLY

10th January 1779 184

1799 Jan 10

At a Vestry held this day pursuant to notice it is agreed

That Joseph CHURCHILL be sent to the Hospital [i.e. workhouse] forthwith

It is likewise agreed to allow the Widow ENSOR six shillings & sixpence towards Joseph CHURCHILL's Lodging

John ALLEN and James WOOD Churchwardens

George WOOD and James BESANT Overseers;

John BUCKLAND; William READ and Thomas LOCKETT

17th January 1779 185

Jany 17th 1779

At a Vestry held this day pursuant to notice it is agreed

That we elect Richard CANTERBURY as Sexton for this parish

That Beth READ be sent to the Hospital [i.e. workhouse]

John ALLEN Churchwarden

George WOOD and James BESANT Overseers;

John BOWDITCH; William READ; James BLY; William OLD Junior; Henry OLDIS; Thomas LOCKETT and John NELSON

7th February 1779 185

Parish of the Holy Trinity Feby 7 - 1779

At a vestry held pursuant to notice it was agreed

To allow the Overseers seven additional rates to be collected immediately

James WOOD Churchwarden

George WOOD and James BESANT Overseers;

John BOWDITCH; R GUNDRY; John BUCKLAND; James BLY; and Thomas LOCKETT

12 April 1779 186

1779 Apl 12

At a vestry held pursuant to notice it was agreed

To remove all [?]able persons or bring certificates

and likewise it is agreed to send Matthew HELLARD to the Hospital [i.e. workhouse]

likewise it is agreed that the child of Mary SARGENTS be sent to the Hospital [i.e. workhouse]

John ALLEN and James WOOD Churchwardens

George WOOD and James BESANT Overseers;

Robert SMITH; John BUCKLAND and George ANDREWS

4th July 1779 186

July 4th 1779

At a vestry held pursuant to notice it was agreed

To to send Penn DAMON to the Hospital [i.e. workhouse]

James WOOD and Robert GUNDRY Churchwardens

George ANDREWS Overseer

John BUCKLAND; John OLDIS; William READ; John NELSON and Thomas LOCKETT

19th September 1779 186

1779 Sepr 19th

At a vestry held pursuant to notice given it was agreed

to reverse the order of July ye 4th & not send Penn DAMON to the Hospital but to continue her pay at one shilling per week & six pence per week House Rent

James WOOD and Robert GUNDRY Churchwardens

George ANDREWS and John BUCKLAND Overseers

John GARLAND; William READ; James BESANT and John NELSON

17th Oct 1779 187

1779 Octr ye 17th

At a vestry held pursuant to notice given it was agreed

send Mary the wife of Nathaniel HAYDON to the workhouse to be provided for according to the rules of the House & Nathaniel HAYDON doth agree to pay into the hands of the parish officers two shillings per week towards her support [Note:- See the marriage of Nathaniel HAYDON of St Peters Parish to Mary MEDWAY at Holy trinity Church on 19th April 1767 for more information about this family]

James WOOD and Robert GUNDRY Churchwardens

George ANDREWS Overseer

James BLY and Benjamin TULLIDGE

5th December 1779 187

Decr 5th 1779

At a vestry held this day it was agreed

to give Jane HOBBS a pair of shoes

James WOOD a Churchwarden

George ANDREWS Overseer

Thomas LOCKETT; John NELSON; William BOWER

12th December 1779 188

Decr 12th 1779

At a vestry held this day it was agreed

that James KEATS & five of his children be inoculated at this parishes expense & that Mr James BUCKLAND be employed to inoculate them [Note:- Link to more information about Smallpox

James WOOD and Robert GUNDRY Churchwardens

George ANDREWS Overseer

James Besant; John GARLAND John NELSON; Thomas LOCKETT

9th January 1780 188

Jany 9th 1780

At a vestry held this day it is agreed

For the Overseers to relieve Charles LESTER discretionally

It is also agreed to give Ann HUNT ten shillings

James WOOD and Robert GUNDRY Churchwardens

George ANDREWS Overseer

John GARLAND; Benjamin TULLIDGE and John NELSON

16th January 1780 189

Jany 16th 1780

At a vestry held this day it is agreed

That Elizabeth ANNING to be sent home to the parish of Walditch [Note:- See minutes 3rd June 1781]

James WOOD and Robert GUNDRY Churchwardens

George ANDREWS Overseer

James BESANT; Edmund OLDIS; William NORMAN; Philip COOMBS and John GARLAND

13th February 1780 189

Febry ye 13th 1780

At a vestry held this day it is resolved that

Susan TOOK be set on the weekly list at one shilling per week & that her daughter --clothed and her child be sent to their respective parishes

It is also agreed to pay Doctor DAVIS one Pound Nine Shillings for medicine & expenses for Joseph SEAL

James WOOD and Robert GUNDRY Churchwardens

George ANDREWS Overseer

John BUCKLAND; James BESANT; Thomas GRITTON; William READ and William NORMAN

12th March 1780 189

March ye 12th 1780

At a Vestry held this day it is resolved

That the weekly pay of Bet FENELL's child be withheld, it appearing that the child is not properly taken care of, and that the child be sent to the Hospital [i.e. workhouse] to be provided for according to the rules of the home

James WOOD and Robert GUNDRY Churchwardens

George ANDREWS Overseer

James BESANT; William READ

19th March 1780 189

March ye 19th 1780

At a Vestry held this day it is agreed

To pay two pounds seven shillings & 6 pence that was expended at Bethlehem Hospital on James GRIFFIN's Funeral & other expenses attending the same [Note:- This may refer to Bethlem Hospital ]

James WOOD and Robert GUNDRY Churchwardens

George ANDREWS Overseer

James BESANT; John OLDIS; Thomas GRITTON; Edmund OLDIS; William READ; George LOCK; and John NELSON

20th May 1780 190

May 20th 1780

At a Vestry held this day it is resolved

to allow one shilling per week to the Widow MOORES

and to allow Daniel LESTER as his illness may require [Note:- Daniel LESTER was buried at Holy Trinity Church in Dorchester on 29 May 1780]

and it is also agreed to allow Frances HOLT 20 shillings for her months lying in and to pay her House Rent for that time [Note:- HT Parish register records:- 25 Mar 1781 - Ann ye base-born daughter of Frances HOLT baptised]

James WOOD Churchwarden

George ANDREWS and benjamin TULLIDGE Overseers

James BLY; John BUCKLAND and Philip COOMBS

16th July 1780 190

July ye 16th 1780

At a vestry held this day it is agreed

To allow the churchwardens three months rates

Likewise the weekly pay to be taken of [off] S SIDBY's child, Mary SERJEANT's child; Rachael GREEN's child. & also the shilling per week from the Widow MOORES son,

& it is further agreed that the overseers do compel Nathaniel HAYDON to pay the two shillings per week toward the support of his wife [Note:- See the marriage of Nathaniel HAYDON of St Peters Parish to Mary MEDWAY at Holy trinity Church on 19th April 1767 for more information about this family]

Robert GUNDRY and James BESANT Churchwardens

George ANDREWS Overseer

James WOOD; John BUCKLAND; William READ; Thomas LOCKETT; Thomas GRITTON; and John NELSON

13th August 1780 191

Augt ye 13th / 1780

At a vestry held this day agreeable to notice given for that purpose it is resolved

not to pay Mr George WOOD, nor Mr James HAWKINS two separate sums of three pounds ten shillings each which they demand of this parish as being drawn to serve in the Militia until further advice can be had on the subject

Robert GUNDRY Churchwardens

Benjamin TULLIDGE and George ANDREWS Overseers

John OLDIS; Robert GROVES; James WOOD; and John NELSON

3rd September 1780 191

Septr ye 3rd 1780

At a vestry held this day pursuant to notice given for that purpose it is agreed

to pay Mr George WOOD, nor Mr James HAWKINS two separate sums of three pounds ten shillings each towards their Militia Substitutes

It is also agreed that the Overseers do pay a proportional part with the other two parishes towards the repairs of the long room in the Hospital [i.e. workhouse]

Robert GUNDRY and James BESANT Churchwardens

Benjamin TULLIDGE and George ANDREWS Overseers

James WOOD; William READ and John NELSON

1st October 1780 191

Octr ye 1st 1780

At a vestry held this day agreeable to notice given it is agreed

To allow Tam: [i.e. Tamazin] FOY eighteen pence per week over and above her weekly pay

Robert GUNDRY and James BESANT Churchwardens

George ANDREWS Overseer

John GARLAND; John BUCKLAND; Philip COOMBS; John NELSON; William READ; Thomas LOCKETT

29th October 1780 192

Octr 29th 1780

At a vestry held this day agreeable to notice it is agreed

to allow James RUMSEY three shillings per week till further orders

It is also agreed to send Mary SARGEANT's child to the Hospital [i.e. workhouse]

Robert GUNDRY Churchwardens

Benjamin TULLIDGE and George ANDREWS Overseers

John BUCKLAND; William READ; John NELSON

15th November 1780 192

At a Vestry held this 15th day of November 1780 it is resolved

To allow James KEAT's & Family four shillings per week till otherwise ordered

Martin POTTLE two shillings per week

It is likewise ordered to send Mary RUMSEY aged ten years to the Hospital [i.e. workhouse] to be provided for according to the rules of the House [Note:- Mary's father James RUMSEY was buried at HT on 12th Nov 1780 she was baptised at HT on 16 May 1769 see baptism and fathers burial for more info.]

Robert GUNDRY and James BESANT Churchwardens

George ANDREWS and Benjamin TULLIDGE Overseers

John BUCKLAND

19th November 1780 192

Holy Trinity Novr 19th 1780

At a vestry held this day pursuant to notice given it is agreed

To allow James KEATS an additional two shillings per week

And it was likewise agreed to allow ---Critchell, as servant to Mr COMPTON 1 pair of shoes two shifts 2 pair of hose 1 petticoat

Robert GUNDRY and James BESANT Churchwardens

George ANDREWS and Benjamin TULLIDGE Overseers

John BUCKLAND; James WOOD and John NELSON

17 May 1781 193

17 May 1781

At a vestry held this day it is agreed

to send Sarah RANDALL aged about 10 years to the Hospital [i.e. workhouse] to be provided for according to the rules of the House

Robert GUNDRY Churchwarden

William OLD Junior , William ZILLWOOD and Henry OLDIS Overseers

George ANDREWS; Benjamin TULLIDGE; James WOOD and William NORMAN

27th May 1781 193

27 May 1781

At a vestry held this day pursuant to notice given for that purpose it was agreed

not to send Mr MITCHARD of Blackburn in the County of Lancashire any relief as applied for

James BESANT, John NELSON Churchwardens

William OLD Junior , and Henry OLDIS Overseers

James NORMAN; James BLY; William NORMAN

3rd June 1781 194

Parish of Holy Trinity - June 3rd 1781

At a vestry held this day pursuant to notice given it was agreed

That Dr BUCKLAND do inoculate the poor of this parish at 5/3 each - that the Officers are requested to ascertain in the mean time the number of proper objects that the expense of the undertaking may be known [Note:- Link to more information about inoculation for Smallpox]

It is agreed to remove Elizabeth ANNIN & Son to her respective parish [Note:- See minutes 16th January 1780]

Likewise in the Widow LISTER & her Family

James BESANT, John NELSON Churchwardens

William ZILLWOOD; William OLD Junior , and Henry OLDIS Overseers

John BUCKLAND; James BLY; George ANDREWS; R GUNDRY; Thomas BRINE; William READ; benjamin TULLIDGE; Philip COOMBS; John OLDIS and James WOOD

17th June 1781 194

Parish of Holy Trinity - June 17: 1781

At a vestry held this day pursuant to notice it was agreed

To receive 1 shilling per week from Nathaniel HAYDON [Note:- See the marriage of Nathaniel HAYDON of St Peters Parish to Mary MEDWAY at Holy trinity Church on 19th April 1767 for more information about this family]

It is likewise agreed to allow Tamzen FOY a pair of shoes & a shift

John NELSON Churchwarden

William OLD Junior , and Henry OLDIS Overseers

John BUCKLAND; James BLY; William READ; James NORMAN and William NORMAN

15th July 1781 195

15 July 1781

At a vestry held this day pursuant to notice it was agreed

to allow the Widow RUMSEY Sr 2/- per week from Friday the 6 Jan

James BESANT churchwarden

William OLD Junior and William ZILLWOOD Overseers

William NORMAN; John BOWDITCH; John BUCKLAND; James NORMAN; George ANDREWS; Robert GROVES

22 July 1781 195

22nd July 1781

At a Vestry held this day pursuant to notice it is agreed

to send Abraham DAMON & Family to their respective Parish

likewise James KEATS & Family to their respective parish

likewise agreed to take off the pay of Martin POTTLE

likewise agreed to send the eldest of Widow MEADER children to the hospital [i.e. workhouse] to be provided for according to the rules of the house

James BESANT and John NELSON churchwardens

William ZILLWOOD Overseer

Henry OLDIS; William OLD Junior; Robert GUNDRY; John BUCKLAND; James WOOD; James NORMAN and William NORMAN

29th July 1781 196

29th July 1791

At a Vestry held this day pursuant to notice it is agreed

to send Tamzen FOY to the Hospital [i.e. workhouse]

James BESANT and John NELSON churchwardens
William ZILLWOOD and William OLD Junior Overseers
James WOOD; John BUCKLAND; James NORMAN; William NORMAN; Thomas ENGLAND; Robert GUNDRY; George ANDREWS
19th August 1781 196

19 August 1781

At a Vestry held this day pursuant to notice it is agreed

to send Mary MINTERN to the Hospital [i.e. workhouse]

John NELSON churchwarden
William OLD Junior and Henry OLDIS Overseers
John BUCKLAND; James NORMAN; William READ; William NORMAN Junior
30th September 1781 197

Sepr 30. 1781

At a Vestry held this day pursuant to notice it is agreed

to allow Susan LEWIS a gown, apron, & handkerchief

Likewise Deborah FOY a shift

James BESANT and John NELSON churchwardens
William OLD Junior, Henry OLDIS & William ZILLWOOD Overseers
John BUCKLAND; George ANDREWS; James NORMAN and William NORMAN Junior

28th Oct 1781 197

Octr 28th 1781

At a Vestry held this day pursuant to notice given it is agreed

to send Martin POTTLE & Wife to the workhouse

And also to relieve Richard KNIGHT & Wife (both ill) discretionally

James BESANT and John NELSON churchwardens
William OLD Junior, William ZILLWOOD Overseers
John BUCKLAND; William NORMAN; James NORMAN and Thomas LOCKETT
8th January 1782 198

Parish of the Holy Trinity - Jany 8. 1782

At a Vestry held this day pursuant to notice on Sunday last it is agreed

to erect a gallery for the us of the scholars of the Grammar School at the north east corner of the church to be of dimensions 13feet by 10 feet 9 inches and that messrs GRITTON and LAKE do at a future vestry bring in an estimate ascertaining the expense [Note:- See signatories for their full names]

James BESANT and John NELSON churchwardens
William ZILLWOOD and John BUCKLAND Overseers

Benjamin TULLIDGE; William READ; Thomas GRITTON; Richard LAKE; Thomas CURME

13th January 1782 198

Jany 13 1782

At a Vestry held this day pursuant to notice it is agreed

That messrs GRITTON and LAKE do erect a Gallery at the north east corner of the church according to their estimates delivered at the Vestry that is to say the extent of 13 feet by 10 feet 9 inches & to contain one large pew, and five long seats with a winding stair case, the framing & panels of the front stand, to answer that, of the square one column to support the corner with architecture & cornice to answer the same. The whole to be made with deal and the whole job to be painted & complete within the sum of twenty pounds and ten shillings

James BESANT and John NELSON churchwardens
William OLD Junior Overseer

William NORMAN; James WOOD; John BUCKLAND; William READ; Thomas GRITTON; Richard LAKE; samuel HAYDON and Thomas CURME

10th February 1782 199

10 February 1782

At a Vestry pursuant to notice it is agreed

to turn out those people who occupy the house in possession of William LESTER

likewise 2 pair of shoes to the widow MEADER

likewise a greatcoat to G CRIMBLE and a shift to Ann the wife of G CRIMBLE

and to send the Widow ENSOR to the Hospital [i.e. workhouse]

James BESANT and John NELSON churchwardens

William OLD Junior and William ZILLWOOD Overseers

William NORMAN;

7th April 1782 200

At a Vestry held this day as of to notice given it is resolved

that the Gallery in the North East corner of the church be taken down & that the same be rebuilt in the following form that is to say from the wall at the east end twenty feet in length & from the north wall six feet seven inches in breadth to contain three seats deep from end to end to be supported by two columns the whole to be finished in a workmanlike manner & this vestry do agree to add the sum of five pounds ten shillings to the former agreement of twenty pounds ten shillings making in total twenty six pounds which sum messrs GRITTON and LAKE are to receive after the job is finished

James BESANT and John NELSON churchwardens

William OLD Junior and William ZILLWOOD Overseers

Richard BARNWELL; thomas BRICE; William BOWER; William READ and George ANDREWS;

21st Apr 1782 201

Parish of the Holy Trinity - Apil 21st. 1782

At a Vestry held this day pursuant to notice on Sunday last it is agreed

to send Martha CLARKE & her two children to the hospital [i.e. workhouse]

James BESANT and John NELSON churchwardens

Thomas ENGLAND Overseer

William OLD Junior

15th June 1782 201 June 15th 1782

At a Vestry held this day pursuant to notice it is agreed

To send Richard WHETTAM aged about 53 to the Hospital [i.e. workhouse] to be provided for according to the rules of the house [Note:- Richard WHETTAM was buried at HT Church on 23rd June 1782]

It is likewise agreed that the Overseers do allow William ENSOR & his wife such relief as to them shall be necessary

George ANDREWS Churchwarden

Richard BARNWELL and Thomas ENGLAND Overseers

James BLY; James BESANT;Thomas GRITTON and John BUCKLAND

7th July 1782 201

July 7th 1782 At a Vestry held this day pursuant to notice given it is agreed

to send Elizabeth KNIGHT to the Hospital [i.e. workhouse] and Richard KNIGHT doth agree to pay into the hand of the Overseers 2/6d per week for her support.

It is agreed to add 12d per week to the pay of Robert CHILD

John NELSON George ANDREWS Churchwardens

Thomas ENGLAND Overseer

John BUCKLAND; James BESANT; William OLD Junior ; William NORMAN; James NORMAN and James BLY

18th Aug 1782 202

Augst 18: 1782

At a Vestry held this day pursuant to Notice it is agreed

Not to send Miss PEATE No Relief in consequence of a letter received from Cosham near Portsmouth on that subject

It is likewise agreed that the present Churchwarden do pay Mr BESANT the late Churchwarden the balance of his account

John NELSON George ANDREWS Churchwardens

Richard BARNWELL and Thomas ENGLAND Overseers

George LOCK; John BUCKLAND; James WOOD; Benjamin TULLIDGE; William NORMAN and James BESANT

8th Sep 1782 202

8 Sept 1782

At a Vestry held this day pursuant to Notice it is agreed

To allow the Widow MOOR's one shilling a week

John NELSON George ANDREWS Churchwardens

Richard BARNWELL and Thomas ENGLAND Overseers

James BESANT; William NORMAN; John BUCKLAND; William OLD Junior; William ZILLWOOD

10th November 1782 203

Nov 10th 1782

At a Vestry held this day pursuant to Notice it is agreed

To send Martha CAINS to the Hospital [i.e. workhouse] to be provided for according to the rules of the home

John NELSON George ANDREWS Churchwardens

Richard BARNWELL and Thomas ENGLAND Overseers

John BUCKLAND; Philip COOMBS

24th November 1782 203

Novr 24th 1782

At a Vestry held this day pursuant to Notice it is agreed

To pay Thomas DOWLE the overplus of the money received 4th January last being now nine pounds deducting 1shilllling per week (to the death of the child

It is likewise agreed to allow the Widow ENSOR 1shilling per week & to pay Mary SMITH's House Rent of 10 shillings at Xmas next

John NELSON Churchwarden

Richard BARNWELL and Thomas ENGLAND Overseers

William OLD Junior ; William ZILLWOOD; William NORMAN

1st December 1782 203

Dec 1st 1782

At a Vestry held this day pursuant to Notice it is agreed

To send Mary RUMSEY aged about 23 years to the Hospital [i.e. workhouse] immediately [Note:- See HT Burial records this was because her mother Susannah RUMSEY was very ill. Susannah died and was buried at HT on 12 Dec 1782].

 

John NELSON George ANDREWS Churchwardens

Richard BARNWELL and Thomas ENGLAND Overseers

Benjamin TULLIDGE

9th February 1783 204

Feby 9th 1783

At a Vestry held this day pursuant to Notice given it is agreed

To allow John MOORES two shirts, two pair of stockings, a pair of shoes & a pair of breeches

It is likewise agreed to allow Martin POTTLE 1 shilling per week for 3 weeks

John NELSON George ANDREWS Churchwardens

Richard BARNWELL and Thomas ENGLAND Overseers

Clement READ; James WOOD

23rd February 1783 204

Feby 23rd 1783

At a Vestry held this day pursuant to Notice given it is agreed

To send -----VINCENT, his wife and child to the Hospital [i.e. workhouse] forthwith

John NELSON George ANDREWS Churchwardens

Richard BARNWELL and Thomas ENGLAND Overseers

Clement READ; William READ, James WOOD; James BLY; Philip COOMBS

4th May 1783 204

May 4th 1783

At a Vestry held this day pursuant to Notice given it is agreed

To send Elizabeth SMITH to the workhouse, to be provisioned for according to the rules of the said home

It is agreed to allow LEWIS's son Thomas a pair of shoes

John NELSON Churchwarden

Richard BARNWELL and Thomas ENGLAND Overseers

Thomas GRITTON, William OLD Junior, James BLY; George POUNCY; William NORMAN

18th May 1783 205

May 18th 1783

At a Vestry held this day pursuant to Notice given for the purpose - it is agreed

To send Ann MORRIS to the Hospital [i.e. workhouse] to be provided for according to the rules of the House

John NELSON George ANDREWS Churchwardens

Richard BARNWELL and Thomas ENGLAND Overseers

Richard LAKE and James GENGE

1st June 1783 205

June 1st 1783

At a Vestry held this day pursuant to Notice given for the purpose - it is agreed

To send Barbary THORN & Mary CAINES & her child to the Hospital [i.e. workhouse] to be provided for according to the rules of the House

John NELSON George ANDREWS Churchwardens

Richard LAKE and James GENGE Overseers

William OLD Junior sawyer?; Richard BARNWELL glazier; Clement READ Surgeon and William NORMAN Hosier

15th June 1783 205

June 15th 1783

At a Vestry held this day pursuant to Notice given it is agreed

to reverse so much of the order of June 1st 83 as relates to Barbary THORN, and to allow her two shillings per week for a month and to allow her a shift

John NELSON George ANDREWS Churchwardens

James GENGE Overseer

Thomas ENGLAND; Robert GUNDRY; Philip COOMBS; Clement READ

6th July 1783 205

July 6th 1783 At a Vestry held this day pursuant to Notice given it is agreed to reverse the order given May 18 1783 relating to Ann MORRIS and to allow her one shilling per week

It is agreed to take James VINCENT, wife and child out of the Hospital[i.e. workhouse]

John NELSON George ANDREWS Churchwardens

Richard LAKE & NORMAN Overseers

James NORMAN

27th July 1783 206

July ye 27/1783

At a Vestry held this day pursuant to Notice given it is agreed

To allow Thomas HARRIS two shillings per week & also his wife two shillings per week during her illness

It is also agreed to have John LUCAS examined in order that himself & Family may be removed to the Parish where he belong

it is likewise agreed to allow Mary PEATE one shilling per week

George ANDREWS & Thomas LOCKETT Churchwardens

Richard LAKE & James GENGE Overseers

Benjamin TULLIDGE; James WOOD; Clement READ; Philip COOMBS and John NELSON

17th August 1783 206

Augst ye 17th 1783

At a Vestry held this day pursuant to Notice given it is agreed

To allow Mary SMITH one shilling per week over and above what she receives from CHUBB's Almshouse during her illness

George ANDREWS & Thomas LOCKETT Churchwardens

Richard LAKE & James GENGE Overseers

Benjamin TULLIDGE; James WOOD; Thomas ENGLAND; Robert GROVES; John GARLAND; William ZILLWOOD and John NELSON

7th September 1783 207

Dorchester 7 Sepbr 1783

At a Vestry held pursuant to Notice given for that purpose it is agreed

To send James HOBBS & Family to the Parish where they belong

George ANDREWS & Thomas LOCKETT Churchwardens

Richard LAKE & James GENGE Overseers

William Norman Junior; Thomas Gould READ; Clement READ Junior; Thomas GRITTON; John GARLAND; John NELSON

6th June 1784 207

Dorchester 6 June 1784

At a Vestry held this day pursuant to Notice given it is agreed

that this Parish pay the expense of marrying Philip WINZAR & Mary PURCHASE [Note:- Philip WINZAR came from the Parish of Fordington see their marriage at Holy Trinity Church on 28th June 1784 for more information about them and the family they raised in Fordington]

George ANDREWS and James NORMAN Churchwardens

George POUNCY Overseer

William OLD Junior; Benjamin TULLIDGE; William NORMAN Junior; Thomas Gould READ; William READ; T THORNE; James WOOD; James HARVEY and John NELSON

25th July 1784 208 At a Vestry held this day pursuant to Notice given it is agreed to add sixpence per week to the pay of Mary HOLLAND Thomas LOCKETT Churchwarden; James NORMAN and George POUNCY Overseers; Thomas Gould READ; William NORMAN Junior; T THORNE;james BLY; William OLD Junior; John NELSON;
15th August 1784 208

At a Vestry held this day pursuant to Notice given for that purpose it is agreed

to send Ann MEATYARD & her son & also Mary HOLLAND to the workhouse

It is also agreed that James MADDOX should be turned out of the Hospital to provide for himself

George ANDREWS and James NORMAN Churchwardens

James NORMAN Overseer

James BLY; W NORMAN; William ZILLWOOD; James WOOD; William READ; James HARVEY;

2nd November 1784 208

Nov 2nd 1784

At a Vestry held this day pursuant to Notice given it is agreed

to send Mary CAINES to the Hospital [i.e. workhouse] to be provided for according to the rules of the house

George ANDREWS and James NORMAN Churchwardens

James NORMAN Overseer

T THORNE; Thomas GRITTON; William READ; Richard LAKE; John NELSON

22 January 1785 209

Jany 22 1785

At a Vestry held this day pursuant to Notice given It is agreed

to allow George CRIMBLE & wife 1 shilling additional pay weekly and a shift

& to send Martin POTTLE & Wife to the workhouse

Benjamin TULLIDGE Churchwarden

George POUNCY and James NORMAN Overseer

W NORMAN; Thomas Gould READ; William ZILLWOOD; William READ; and Robert DAMON

23rd March 1785 209

23rd March 1785

At a Vestry held this day pursuant to Notice given It is agreed

to prosecute an appeal to an order of two Justices for removing William BARNES & his Family from the parish of Blandford Forum to the parish ---and that Mr John TEMPLEMAN be concerned therein

Benjamin TULLIDGE Churchwarden

George POUNCY and James NORMAN Overseer

William BOWER; John Call MANFELL; Thomas Gould READ; John NELSON; Thomas GRITTON; James HARVEY; Thomas BRINE; John TRIM?

19th June 1785 210

19th June 1785

At a Vestry held this day pursuant to Notice given It is agreed

to remove James MOORES, Mary his wife Elizabeth, Martha & Mary his children into the Hospital [i.e. workhouse]

Thomas LOCKETT and Benjamin TULLIDGE Churchwardens

William GANGE and James HARVEY Overseers

William OLD Junior; Jacob COBEN; George LOCK; William READ; Thomas GRITTON; John NELSON Edmund OLDIS; Thomas ENGLAND; James BLY; Thomas BRINE; James NORMAN; and John OLDIS

21st August 1785 210

Augt 21: 1785 ---21st

At a Vestry held this day pursuant to Notice given It is agreed

to allow the Widow MOORES her House Rent also

to allow Jane CAYNES a shift & apron and

that Mary HONEYBON [HONEYBUN] and her child be sent to the Hospital [i.e. workhouse] forthwith

Benjamin TULLIDGE Churchwarden

William GANGE and James HARVEY Overseers

William READ; Thomas LOCKETT; William NORMAN; Thomas Gould READ; James GENGE and Thomas GRITTON

20th November 1785 211

20th November 1785

At a Vestry held this day pursuant to Notice given It is agreed

to allow James VINCENT an addition of one shilling &six pence to his weekly pay for himself and family

Also to allow Margaret GREY one shilling & six pence weekly

Benjamin TULLIDGE Churchwarden

James HARVEY Overseer

William GANGE; Thomas GRITTON; Thomas Gould READ; William OLD Junior; George LOCK; James GENGE; William NORMAN junior

5th February 1786 211

5th Feby 1786

At a Vestry held this day pursuant to Notice given It is agreed

to allow 6d per week additional per week to the widow CRABTREE towards defraying her house rent

It is agreed to send James VINCENT and Family to the Workhouse

Benjamin TULLIDGE Churchwarden

James HARVEY 7 William GANGE Overseers

William READ; Thomas GRITTON; William OLD Junior; William NORMAN; John NELSON; William BOWER; Robert DIMON? and Jacob CORBEN

26th Feb 1786 212

Febry 16-1786

At a Vestry held this day pursuant to Notice given It is agreed

to send Elizabeth NORMAN Aged 8 years to the Hospital [i.e. workhouse] [Note:- Elizabeth daughter of Ann NORMAN was baptised at Holy trinity church on 23 Nov 1777 ]

Benjamin TULLIDGE Churchwarden

James HARVEY 7 William GANGE Overseers

Robert HENNING; William HENNING; William READ and George POUNCY

19th March 1786 212

19th March 1786

At a Vestry held this day pursuant to Notice given It is agreed

to remove John BANGER and his wife now residing in this Parish into the Hospital [i.e. workhouse]

Benjamin TULLIDGE & Edmund OLDIS Churchwardens

James HARVEY 7 William GANGE Overseers

William READ and Thomas Gould READ

2nd April 1786 213

Parish of Holy trinity 2 April 1786

At a Vestry held this day pursuant to Notice given It is agreed

to send ----SPENCER and his Family to the parish of Leigh

Benjamin TULLIDGE & Edmund OLDIS Churchwardens

James HARVEY 7 William GANGE Overseers

William READ; Thomas GRITTON; William NORMAN; Robert GROVES; George LOCK

18th May 1786 213

Parish of Holy trinity 18 May 1786

At a Vestry held this day pursuant to Notice given It is agreed

that a committee consisting of Messrs BOWER, STICKLAND, READ, HENNING, GARLAND; ZILLWOOD and WOOD be appointed for examining the late Overseers Accounts, and for forming a proper plan for lessening expenses of the Parish in future, And that their report be made thereon at a future Vestry

Benjamin TULLIDGE & Edmund OLDIS Churchwardens
Joseph BROWNING and T THORNE Overseers
John GARLAND; G STICKLAND;Thomas Gould READ; John NELSON; Thomas BRINE; William BOWER; William ZILLWOOD; William HENNING; John OLDIS; George LOCK; John HAWKINS; William OLD Junior; Samuel HAYDON; George FREAK ; Jacob CORBEN; William READ; Thomas BRINE; James GENGE; Thomas BURGE? William OLD
30th May 1786 214

30th May 1786

At a Vestry held this day pursuant to Notice given It is agreed

and ordered that a balance of nineteen pounds eleven shillings & 7d due from James HARVEY and William GENGE to the parish be immediately paid into the hands of the present Overseers and that ten pounds received by Mr Benjamin TULLIDGE from the father of Betty HARDING's Bastard Child be also paid to the Overseers [Note:- 18 Dec 1785 - Thomas base-born son of Elizabeth HARDING baptised at HT]

Benjamin TULLIDGE & Edmund OLDIS Churchwardens
Joseph BROWNING and T THORNE Overseers
William HENNING; Robert HENNING Junior; G STICKLAND; Thomas Gould READ; William ZILLWOOD; james WOOD; William BOWER; Thomas LOCKETT; John NELSON; John OLDIS; Robert GUNDRY; William OLD Junior; George FREAK; Thomas BRINE; Thomas PURSE
11th June 1786 215

June 11 - 1786

At a Vestry held this day pursuant to notice given It is agreed

To send Sarah VINCENT & Thomas her son to the workhouse top be provided for according to the rules of the house

Benjamin TULLIDGE Churchwarden;
Joseph BROWNING and Thomas THORNE Overseers
William OLD Junior : William HENNING; James WOOD; Thomas GRITTON; George FREAK; Thomas BRINE and John NELSON
15th August 1786 216

Parish of Holy Trinity - 15th August 1786

At a meeting of the Parishioners assembled pursuant to public notice It is agreed that a Committee consisting of William CHURCHILL Esq; Robert LAMBERT Esq; Mr Morgan YEATMAN, Mr William HENNING; Mr William BOWN and Mr John HAYNE and of the Churchwardens and Overseers of the Poor be appointed for examining into want of repairs of this Parish Church by proper workmen and that they do make report thereon at a Vestry to be held on Sunday the 27th of this month

Benjamin TULLIDGE and Edmund OLDIS Churchwardens
Joseph BROWNING and T THORNE Overseers
William CHURCHILL; Nathaniel TEMPLEMAN Rector; Robert LAMBERT; Morgan YEATMAN; William HENNING; Thomas Gould READ; Robert HENNING Junior William BOWER; C:ARDEN; John J JACOB; Thomas BRINE; William READ; Thomas GRITTON and Richard LAKE
27th August 1786 216

Parish of Holy Trinity - 27th August 1786

At a meeting of the Parishioners assembled pursuant to adjournment the Committee appointed at the last meeting reported that the necessary repairs of this church will amount to the sum of two hundred and twenty one pounds three shillings and 4 pence agreeable to the estimate of Samuel TUCKER and Joseph TOWSEY of Blandford Forum in this County Builders And this being a matter of considerable consequences to this Parish It is agreed that a Committee consisting of William CHURCHILL Esq; Robert LAMBERT Esq; William TEMPLEMAN Esq, The Reverend Nathaniel TEMPLEMAN, The Reverend Mr FFLOYER, Mr John TEMPLEMAN, Dr GOLLOP, Mr William GUNDRY; Mr Robert HENNING, Mr Morgan YEATMAN; Mr William HENNING; Mr William BOWER; Mr John HAYNES; Mr Robert WILLIS; Mr Robert STICKLAND; Mr John GARLAND; Mr George ANDREWS, Mr George STICKLAND; Mr James WOOD, Mr James BESANT; Mr William NORMAN; Mr Christopher ARDEN; Mr Phillip COMMBS and the Churchwardens and Overseers be appointed for making further enquiry and report on this business

Benjamin TULLIDGE Churchwarden;

Edmund OLDIS & T THORNE Overseers;

William CHURCHILL; Robert LAMBERT; William FLOYER; Robert HENNING Junior; George ANDREWS; Thomas Gould READ; William HENNING; William BRYER; George LOCK; William OLD Junior; William NORMAN

24th September 1786 217

Parish of Holy Trinity - 24th Sept 1786

At a Vestry held this day pursuant to notice given It appearing that the Reverent Mr HUGHES illegally rated at Easter 1785 in respect of his personal property - and the Rates due from him in that year not being paid but returned in error by the then Overseers - It is agreed at this Vestry that the same arrears be allowed to remain.

Edmund OLDIS Churchwarden;

Joseph BROWNING and T THORNE Overseers

Benjamin TULLIDGE; John GARLAND: John HAWKINS; John J JACOB; William BOWER; Thomas GRITTON; William READ; John Call MANFELD and John NELSON

4th February 1787 217

Parish of Holy Trinity - 4th Febry 1787

At a Vestry held this day pursuant to notice given It is agreed that

Sufficient clothing be allowed for the two eldest daughters of Giles TOLLERFIELD

and that the Late Churchwarden Benjamin TULLIDGE be called upon to settle his accounts within a fortnight from this time

Edmund OLDIS Churchwarden;

Joseph BROWNING Overseer

William ZILLWOOD; Thomas Gould READ; Robert HENNING Junior; George STICKLAND; John POUNCY; Thomas BRINE

4th March 1787 218

Parish of Holy Trinity - 4th March 1787

At a Vestry held this day pursuant to notice given It is agreed

to allow Ann HUNT Widow one shilling a week and

to allow the Widow LESTER an additional three pence a week

Edmund OLDIS Churchwarden;

Joseph BROWNING and T THORNE Overseers

Robert HENNING Junior;; William HENNING; William ZILLWOOD; William NORMAN Junior; Thomas Gould READ

26th April 1787 218

26th April 1787

At a Vestry held this day pursuant to notice given It is agreed

That Richard CANTERBURY be allowed ten shillings & 6d for lighting the lamp at the church for sixteen weeks

Edmund OLDIS Churchwarden;

John J JACOB and John HAWKINS Overseers

Joseph HENNING; T THORNE; William OLD Junior ; John NELSON; William READ and Thomas GRITTON

3rd May 1787 219

3rd May 1787

At a Vestry held this day pursuant to notice given It is agreed

that proper estimates for repairing this church be delivered sealed up at a vestry to be held Thursday next

Edmund OLDIS Churchwarden;

John J JACOB Overseer

Thomas LOCKETT; Robert GUNDRY; Robert HENNING; William HENNING; William BOWER; Thomas Gould READ; G STICKLAND; William READ; John NELSON; Thomas BRINE; George FREAK; Richard LAKE; Thomas PURSE and Robert RUMSEY

10th May 1787 219

May 10 1787

At a Vestry pursuant to notice given It is agreed

that Mr HAWKINS support the Wall of the Church with iron pursuant to his estimate delivered

Edmund OLDIS Churchwarden;

John J JACOB and John HAWKINS Overseers

William HENNING;William BOWER; John Callard MANFIELD; George FREAK; George ANDREWS; William SHERLEY; Robert HENNING Junior

2nd July 1787 220

2nd July 1787

At a Vestry pursuant to notice given the accounts of Benjamin TULLIDGE late churchwarden of this Parish were produced and examined when there appeared a balance of three pounds one shilling & 7d to be due from the said Benjamin TULLIDGE and which is to be immediately paid to the present churchwardens

William HENNING Churchwarden; John HAWKINS Overseer

Robert HENNING; Thomas Gould READ; G STICKLAND; James WOOD and T THORNE

19th August 1787 220

Augst 19th 1787

At a Vestry held this day pursuant to notice given it is agreed

to allow the Churchwardens Three Church Rates to be collected immediately

William HENNING and William BOWER Churchwardens

John HAWKINS John J JACOB Overseers

John NELSON; Robert GROVES

18th Nov 1787 220

Novr 18th 1787

At a Vestry held this day pursuant to notice given it is agreed

to allow Eleanor CONDUIT Widow nine pence a week

Thomas BRINE and William HENNING Churchwardens

Robert RUMSEY and John J JACOB Overseers

William ZILLWOOD Thomas Gould READ and Robert HENNING Junior

9th December 1787 221

9th Decr 1787

At a Vestry held this day pursuant to notice given it is agreed

to allow Charles LESTER & Wife two shillings and six pence per week

and also Eleanor CONDON 1/- a week

William HENNING and William BOWER Churchwardens

John J JACOB Overseer

William OLD Junior; William ZILLWOOD; George LOCK; Thomas BRINE; Thomas Gould READ; John NELSON

16th December 1787 221

16th Decr 1787

At a Vestry held this day pursuant to notice given it is agreed

that James DIMENT shall be placed out an Apprentice to Henry ROBERTS of Sydling Saint Nicholas and that 5 Guineas given as premium

and that a care? [case?] that shall be drawn and laid before Council for opinion respecting the settlement of Charles LESTER

William HENNING and William BOWER Churchwardens

John HAWKINS John J JACOB Overseers

Thomas Gould READ; James WOOD; William READ; Thomas BRINE; Thomas GRITTON; G STICKLAND; John NELSON

30th December 1787 222

30th Decr 1787

At a Vestry held this day pursuant to notice given it is agreed

that Samuel CRITCHELL be placed out an Apprentice to Thomas CARTER of the Parish of Saint Peter in this town Innkeeper and that Four Pounds be given as a premium with him

William BOWER Churchwarden

John HAWKINS and John J JACOB Overseers

Robert HENNINGJ HENNING; William ZILLWOOD; John NELSON

6th January 1788 222

6th Jany 1788

At a Vestry held this day pursuant to notice given it is agreed

that Charles LESTER and wife be sent to the workhouse the said Charles LESTER having complained to the Mayor and been sworn as to impatency?

William HENNING and William BOWER Churchwardens

John HAWKINS Overseer

Robert HENNING; Thomas BRINE; George FREAK; Thomas PURSE; James WOOD and John NELSON

10th February 1788 223

Feby 10 1788

At a Vestry held this day pursuant to notice given it is agreed

to allow the wife of and three children of Henry CURME 4/1 shillings per week

William HENNING and William BOWER Churchwardens

John HAWKINS Overseer

Robert GROVES; Robert DAMON; John LESTER; John NELSON

8th May 1788 223

8th May 1788

At a Vestry held this day pursuant to notice given it is agreed

that Widow MOORES be allowed no more than two shillings & six pence weekly for herself & children

That the weekly allowance to the Widow DERBY do cease & that the Widow WATTS be allowed only one shilling weekly

William HENNING and William BOWER Churchwardens

John HAWKINS and John J JACOB Overseer

John HOLMES? Thomas Gould READ and John NELSON

22nd May 1788 223

22nd May 1788

At a Vestry held this day it is agreed that Thomas BUDDEN be allowed three shillings a week during his present illness for the support of himself and Family

and that the Widow GRIFFIN be allowed one shilling only per week

William HENNING Churchwarden

Thomas SHEPPARD and John HOLMES Overseer

Joseph MOUNING? John J JACOB; John HAWKINS; Robert GUNDRY and Thomas Gould READ

9th June 1788 224

June 9 - 1788

At a Vestry held this day pursuant to notice given it is agreed

That Elizabeth BANKES wife od Jacob BANKES be forthwith sent to Bethlam and that Jn? SHEPHERD Overseer do attend her to the said Hospital and it is also agreed that her Husband Jacob BANKES do go with her and that all reasonable expense attending the same be allowed

William HENNING and William BOWER Churchwardens

Thomas SHEPPARD and John HOLMES Overseers

John HAWKINS; John OLDIS; Thomas PURSE; Joseph MOUNING and John NELSON

10th August 1788 224

10th August 1788 -

At a Vestry held this day pursuant to notice given it is agreed

that the wife & Family of Henry CURME be not allowed more than three shillings weekly from this time

and that ---- VINCENT be called on to maintain his child in the Hospital [i.e. workhouse] or in case of his refusal so to do, that the Overseers do take proper steps against him as the law directs

William HENNING and William BOWER Churchwardens

Thomas SHEPPARD Overseer

Thomas Gould READ; Robert HENNING Junior

28th September 1788 225

28th Sept 1788

At a Vestry held this day pursuant to notice given it is agreed

that James DRISHETT be discharged from the Hospital [i.e. workhouse] and that his father John DRIHHETT be allowed one shilling per week for one year only for his maintenance

William HENNING and William BOWER Churchwardens

Thomas SHEPPARD; John HOLMES and George POUNCY Overseer

Thomas Gould READ; John NELSON

28th April 1789 225

28th April 1789

At a Vestry held this day pursuant to notice given it is agreed

that Mr Christopher ARDEN do inoculate the poor of this parish at 5shillings each agreeable to the list now ascertained

William BOWER Churchwarden

John HOLMES and Thomas SHEPPARD Overseers

John OLDIS; Thomas BRINE; John Callard MANFIELD; Robert HENNING; John GARLAND; John NELSON

14th May 1789 226

14th May 1789

At a Vestry held this day pursuant to notice given for that purpose it is agreed

the pay to the wife of Henry CURME and children be from this time reduced to three shillings per week

It is also agreed to allow the Widow NEWMAN and her two young children two shillings and six pence per week

William BOWER Churchwarden

John HOLMES and Christopher ARDEN Overseers

Robert HENNING; George STICKLLAND junior; William SHERLEY; Henry OLDIS and John NELSON

18th May 1789 226

18th May 1789

At a Vestry held this day pursuant to notice given it is agreed

that the Rent due for the House in the occupation of Richard WARREN home to Lady Day last be paid by the Overseers which will be allowed in their account from which time the rent is to be paid by WARREN..

and that the accounts of John HOLMES and Thomas SHEPPARD the last Overseers of the Poor now produced be referred to the Inspection and Examination of Mr Thomas Gould READ & Mr John NELSON who are to make report at a future Vestry

William HENNING and William BOWER Churchwardens

William SHERLEY and Henry OLDIS Overseers

Thomas Gould READ; John Callard MANFIELD; Robert HENNING; Thomas SHGEPPARD; John NELSON; George STICKLAND Junior Thomas GRITTON; John HOLMES

14th June 1789 227

14th June 1789

At a Vestry held this day pursuant to notice given it is agreed

that Elizabeth BANKS the wife of Jacob BANKS be forthwith sent to the Hospital thereto provided for and that payment of four shillings a week allowed to the said Elizabeth BANKS be no longer paid

It is also agreed that Joseph GUPPY be immediately removed by an order to the Parish of Saint Peter where he belongs

It is also agreed to allow Stephen NOBBS three shillings a week during his present illness

John GARLAND Churchwarden

Henry OLDIS and William SHERLEY Overseers

William HENNING; Robert HENNING; Thomas BRINE; Charles AUSTIN; Robert GROVES

8th November 1789 227

8th Novr 1789

At a Vestry held this day pursuant to notice for that purpose it is agreed

that George DAVIS be sent to the Hospital [i.e. workhouse] there to be provided for

It is also agreed to allow Dorothy GUNDRY and Elizabeth KENT 1/6d each per week from this time on account of sickness

William BOWER and William SHERLEY Churchwardens

Thomas SHEPPARD; James WOIOD; Robert HENNING; Robert GROVES

29th November 1789 228

Nov 29-1789

At a Vestry held this day pursuant to notice given it is agreed

to collect six months rate

It is also agreed to grant to Mr Robert STICKLAND two lives in the House late Nathaniel SEAL's for the sum of five guineas

It is also agreed that E CONDEN have an additional 6d per week for the Winter

William BOWER and John GARLAND Churchwardens

Henry OLDIS Overseer

Robert GROVES

30th August 1790 228

30th August 1790

At a Vestry held this day pursuant to notice given it is agreed

to accept and take of John SABINE Esq the sum of twenty pounds in lieu and full satisfaction of any other security or demand on Sydenham SABINE, son of the said John SABINE towards the maintenance of a Bastard Child born on the body of Charlotte CANTERBURY Single Woman and of which child the said Sydenham SABINE is charged as being the father [Note:- A son Thomas the bastard son of Charlotte CANTERBURY was baptised at HT on 17 Mar 1790 -Link to Baptism for more information about her family]

John GARLAND and John HAWKINS Church wardens

John FOOT Overseer

William ZILLWOOD; G STICKLAND George STICKLAND Junior John NELSON

12th September 1790 229

12th Sept 1790

At a Vestry held this day the sum of twenty pounds lodged in the hands of Mr John GARLAND Church Warden by Mr John SABINE was paid over to the Overseers of the Parish of Holy Trinity for the use of the poor

John GARLAND and John HAWKINS Church wardens

John FOOT and Robert RUMSEY Overseers

James WOOD; Joseph RUMSEY and George STICKLAND Junior

3rd October 1790 229

3rd Oct 1790

At a Vestry held this day It is agreed

to allow to Mary LEWIS alias DAVIS any sum not exceeding three pounds as shall be necessary to clothe her and pay her carriage to London

John GARLAND Church warden

Robert RUMSEY and John FOOT Overseer

Charles AUSTIN; Thomas Gould READ and George CLARK

1st November 1790 229

Novr 1st 1790

At a Vestry held this day it is agreed to give orders forthwith to Messrs GRITTON and LAKE to finish the building intended for an Engine House already in hand, and that the expense? attending the same be discharged by the Overseers, which will be allowed them on passing their accounts

John GARLAND and John HAWKINS Church wardens

John FOOT and Robert RUMSEY Overseers

John NELSON; John OLDIS;' William OLD Junior; Richard LAKE; Thomas GRITTON; William ZILLWOOD; Michael WOOD; George STICKLAND Junior

21 November 1790 230

21st Nov 1790

At a Vestry held this day pursuant to notice given it is agreed

to allow one shilling a week to Edith MAYERS towards the support of her Bastard Child by Thomas ENGLAND [Note:- Edith MAYERS had her bastard daughter Christian baptised at Holy Trinity Church on 07 Aug 1785]

John GARLAND and John HAWKINS Church wardens

John FOOT and Robert RUMSEY Overseers

Thomas Gould READ; John J JACOB; Thomas SHEPPARD; George STICKLAND Junior; Robert HENNING

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