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Towcester North End Church Book 1854

 

The entries previous to this date were copied from an old Church Book

 

1 Joseph Chettle confessed his faith in the Son of God, by baptism Dec 3 1801, administered by Saml Fisher at Walter Daws, Wisbeach Cambridgeshire

 

Joseph Chettle died Nov 1 1845 aged 75 years, buried at Duncott (SS)

 

2 Matthew Adams baptised Aug. 17. 1815 by Joseph Chettle and received into the fellowship of the saints
Aug 18 1815. By Mr T Curtis

 

Matthew Adams died on the 30th Jan 1852 aged 82 years (SS), buried at Duncott

 

3 Saml. Howes baptised Aug 17 1815 By Joseph Chettle and received into the fellowship of the saints Aug 18 1815 By Mr T Curtis, Pastor of the Church of Christ elected together in London

 

Saml. Howes died on the 4th May 1863 & was buried at Duncote.

 

Joseph Chettle being called to the Pastoral Office by the undernamed persons, who had been baptised in the name of the sacred Three.

 

4 Thomas Day

Matthew Adams,

Saml Howes,

5 Eliz. Cripps.

Was set apart to that Office Oct 3 1815 by the XRevd Mr Thos Curtis, and a church planted Meeting at Duncott, Northamptonshire.

XAn objectionable title. S.S.

 

6 Charles Hillyard baptised Apr 3 1816 by Joseph Chettle, and received into fellowship of the Church of Christ at Duncott

 

Separated from the fellowship of the Church in the year 1848, Feb 4, for his attendance at a Unitarian place of worship at Northampton where he lived. (S.S.)

 

7 John Sheppard baptised June 30 1816 by Joseph Chettle, and received into fellowship with the Church of Christ at Duncott

 

Appointed Deacon August 8th 1817.

John Sheppard died on the 18th of February 1837 aged 53 years, buried at Green's Norton. (S.S.)

 

8 Mary Sheppard baptised June 30 1816 by Joseph Chettle and received into fellowship with the Church of Christ at Duncott.

 

Mary Sheppard died Nov 17 1816 in the 82nd year of her age, and was interred at Duncott Nov 24th by Mr Reynoldson.

 

9 Deborah Hillyard baptised Apr 13 1817 by Joseph Chettle and received into fellowship with the Church of Christ at Duncott

Deborah Hillyard died on the (blank)

 

10 Ann Adams baptised Apr 13 1817 by Joseph Chettle and received into fellowship with the Church of Christ at Duncott.

Ann Adams died on the (blank)

 

John Sheppard being called to the Office of Deacon by the Church was set apart for that Office August 8th 1817.

 

11 Mary Carter baptised Sep 7 1817 by Joseph Chettle and received into fellowship with the Church of Christ at Duncott.

Mary Carter died on the (blank)

 

12 Willm Cripps baptised Sep 7 1817 by Joseph Chettle and received into fellowship with the Church of Christ at Duncott.

Willm Cripps died on the

 

13 John Hill baptised June 14 1818 by J Chettle and received into fellowship with the Church of Christ at Duncott.

John Hill died on the 20th of Dec 1856 and was buried at Duncott Dec 25th.

 

14 Sarah Hill baptised June 14 1818 by Joseph Chettle, and received into fellowship with the Church of Christ at Duncott.

 

Sarah Hill died on the 12th of June 1863 & was buried at Duncott the 15th.

 

15 Ann Gray baptised July 26 1818 by Joseph Chettle, and received into fellowship with the Church of Christ at Duncott.

 

Ann Gray died

16 David Johnson baptised Mar 7 1819 by Joseph Chettle and received into fellowship with the Church of Christ at Duncott

David Johnson separated himself from the fellowship of the Church (S.S) in the year (blank)

 

17 Thomas Webb baptised Apr 22 1821 by Joseph Chettle and received into fellowship with the Church of Christ at Duncott.

Thomas Webb excommunicated July 22nd in the year 1822

 

18 Thomas Sheppard baptised Apr 22 1821 by Joseph Chettle and received into fellowship with the Church of Christ at Duncott.

Died 25 April 1873

Saml. Howes excommunicated from the Church July 8 1821 for conduct unbecoming the gospel.

 

Thomas Webb excommunicated from the Church for conduct unbecoming the gospel July 22 1822.

 

19 Edward Johnson baptised Oct 20 1822 by Joseph Chettle and received into fellowship with the Church of Christ at Duncott.

Edward Johnson died on the

 

Saml Howes received again into fellowship with the Church elected at Duncott Feb 1 1829.

 

20 Saml. Sheppard baptised July 20 1834 by Joseph Chettle and received into fellowship with the Church of Christ at Duncott.

Saml. Sheppard called to the Office of Deacon on the decease of his Father John Sheppard, and set apart to that Office Mar 12 1837.

 

21 George Hillyard baptised Sept 1 1839 by Joseph Chettle and received into fellowship with the Church of Christ at Duncott.

22 Maria Hillyard baptised Sept 1 1839 by Joseph Chettle and received into fellowship with the Church of Christ at Duncott.

 

Maria Hillyard died on the 1856

 

23 Jacob Howes baptised Sept 18 1842 and received into fellowship with the Church of Christ at Duncott.

J. Howes baptised by S. Sheppard the Deacon (S.S.) Excluded 1847. Restored 1851.

 

24 William Sheppard baptised Oct 8 1843 and received into fellowship with the Church of Christ at Duncott.

W. S. baptised by S. Sheppard the Deacon (S.S.) Deacon, set apart

Departed this life in peace Jan 23rd 1886.

 

George Hillyard separated from the Church.

 

25 Mary Dix baptised by Mr Reynoldson on the 11th Oct 1846 and received into fellowship with the church at Duncott.

 

Jacob Howes separated from the church 1847.

 

26 Richard Marriott received into the church at Duncott on July 1 1850

R. M. publicly censured at a church meeting held at Towcester May 25 1855 for neglecting to pay a debt, and in consequence thereof was summoned to the County Court, he had previously been reproved for similar conduct, at former times Found Dead Monday 13 Aug 1877 was down to the morning service the previous day.

 

27 Sarah Marriott received into the Church at Duncott on July 1 1850

 

S. M. died April 30 1870. Interr'd at Duncote Thursday 16 August

 

Saml. Sheppard appointed to the Office of Pastor of the Church at Duncott by the unanimous voice of the church June 3 1850.

 

Jacob Howes received into fellowship again with the Church on confession and repentance

 

28 Fanny Howes baptised by S. Sheppard received into fellowship with the church at Duncott, by baptism and the other ordinances on the 12th Oct 1851.

F. Howes died on the 30th Nov 1854

 

29 Sophia Wilkinson baptised by S. Sheppard and received into fellowship with the Church at Duncott on the
12th Oct 1851.

S. W. separated from the church on the 8th of May 1856. for conduct unbecoming the gospel S. S. Recd again on her repentance S.S.

 

The Chapel at Towcester opened on Oct 30 1853.

 

30 Eliza Willsea baptised and received into fellowship with the Church at Towcester Nov 13 1853.

Mrs Willsea died the 10th Aug 1866. and was interred at Leamington

 

31 Charles Clark baptised by S. Sheppard and received into fellowship with the Church at Towcester May 7 1854.

Withdrew Jan 1877. Readmitted Dec 1st 1886

 

32 Sarah Osborn baptised by S. Sheppard and received into fellowship with the Church at Towcester
May 7 1854.

 

33 Mary Norris baptised by Saml Sheppard and received into fellowship with the Church at Towcester
May 7 1854

 

34 Robt Webb baptised by S. Sheppard and received into fellowship with the Church at Towcester July 2 1854

 

Died Tuesday 14 August 1877, Interr'd at Duncote Friday 17 Aug 77

 

35 Hannah Webb baptised by S. Sheppard and received into fellowship with the Church at Towcester
July 2 1854.

 

36 Hannah Cross baptised by S. Sheppard and received into fellowship with the Church at Towcester July 2 1854.

 

H. Cross died on the 17th of June 1862. and was interred at Duncott on the 19th

37 Joseph Coghlan Green received into fellowship with the Church at Towcester July 2 1854 he having been previously baptised, was received by the ordinance of laying of hands by S. Sheppard

 

J. C. Green separated from the church 1856 for not giving satisfactory explanation respecting defaults in his accounts as Collector of Rates.

 

38 Thos Wakelin received into fellowship with the Church at Towcester July 2.1854 by laying on of hands, he having been previously baptised

 

Died 7th October 1888

 

39 Harriet Kendall baptised by S. S. and recieved into fellowship with the Church at Towcester on the
6th Sep 1854

 

40 Willm W Ayres baptised by S. Sheppard and received into fellowship with the Church at Towcester
Aug 6 1854


W. Ayres separated from the church on Ap 30 1862 for conduct unbecoming the gospel.

 

41 Jane Cole baptised by S. Sheppard and received into fellowship with the Church of Christ meeting at Towcester on the 6 day of Aug 1854.

Withdrew from our fellowship in the year 1858 and joined the independents at Brackley. S. S.

 

42 Mark Howes baptised by S. Sheppard and received into fellowship with the Church of Christ meeting at Towcester on the 17th day of Dec 1854

 

43 Sophia Howes Senr. baptised by S. Sheppard and received into fellowship with the Church of Christ meeting at Towcester on the 17th day of Dec 1854.

 

44 Sophia Howes (daughter of the above) baptised also on the same day by S. Sheppard - Dec 17 1854.


S Howes for a time suspended for her having formed an acquaintance with a young man of the world -
June 1856.

 

45 Thomas Payne baptised by Saml. Sheppard, and received into fellowship with the church of Christ meeting at Towcester on the 11th day of Feb 1855.

 

Death registered 25th day of Feby 1871. Buried at Duncote.

 

46 Hannah Payne (wife of the above) baptised and received the same time

Hannah Payne died on the 19th Sept 1863.

 

47 Mr Thomas Ridgeway baptised and received into fellowship with the Church at Towcester on the
3rd of June 1855

Departed this life August 20th 1885 aged 83 and was interred at Lymm, Cheshire

 

48 Mrs Lucretia Ridgeway (wife of the above) baptised at the same time etc. both by Saml. Sheppard.

Died on the 18th of Oct 1862 and was buried at Lymm, Cheshire the 25th.

 

49 Thomas Meacock, baptised and received into fellowship with the church at Towcester (by S. S.) on the
5th of Aug 1855

T. M. separated from the church on the 1st Nov 1855 for conduct unbecoming his profession.

50 Elizabeth Digby baptised and received into fellowship with the church (by S. S.) at the same time and place as the above.

E. Digby having been reproved and for a time kept from the Supper of the Lord on account of her being somewhat implicated in the offence of T. Meacock, she separated herself from the church in consequence Sep 1856.

 

51 Mr Wm. Bowden, received into fellowship with the church at Towcester on the 2nd March 1856 by laying on of hands he having previously been baptised.

W.B. withdrew on account of his word being disbelieved in the case of his housekeeper Susan Kilpin June 1858. The withdrawal of W.B. was followed by a separation by the church on Nov 14 1861

52 Susan Kilpin received (was a member before of the Baptists April 7 1856)

53 Miss Peacop baptised and received into the church at Towcester on the 11th May 1856

54 Mrs Clarke baptised and received into the church at Towcester on the 11th of May.

 

55 George Grantham baptised and received into the church at Towcester on the 11th May

 

56 Samuel Savage. 1857

57 Mrs Sturgess baptised and received into Church fellowship June 7th 1857

 

58 Thomas Wapshot received the same day having been previously baptised in Wales

 

Thomas Wapshot Died Lords Day evening 20 Dec 1874

 

59 Mrs Dixon baptised & received into Church fellowship at Towcester Oct 11th 1857 by S. Sheppard

60 Maria Dixon baptised & received the same day S. S.

61 Mary Bowden baptised and received the same day S. S.

 

62 October 1864 Mrs Cordelia Ridgeway was received into Church fellowship

 

1868 Mrs Cook of Towcester 63 and Thomas Wass 64 of the same place were on the 2 Aug received into fellowship by laying on of hands, having been previously baptised, and 65 Joseph Cook of Cook was baptised and recieved also this same day. S. S.

 

1876 Removed to Manchester

Mrs Cook Died 15 Sep 1873

Thomas Wass died February 1878

 

[on a page opposite one of two which have been cut out of the book, this appears:

Samuel Sheppard

Withdrew March 1878 having become a Christadelphian.

Harriet Sheppard. resigned her membership

 

This has been crossed out. The pages removed had been written on]

 

 

Chronological List of Members

1 Chettle Joseph Baptised 3 Dec 1801

2 Adams Matthew 17 Aug 1815

3 Howes Samuel 17 Aug 1815

4 Hilyard Charles 3 Apr 1816

5 Sheppard John 30 June 1816

6 Sheppard Mary

7 Hilyard Deborah 13 April 1817

8 Adams Ann

9 Carter Mary 7 Sep 1817

10 Cripps William

11 Hill John 14 June 1818

12 Hill Sarah

13 Gray Ann 26 July 1818

14 Johnson David 7 March 1819

15 Webb Thomas 22 April 1821

16 Sheppard Thos

17 Johnson Edward 20 Oct 1822

18 Sheppard Saml. 20 July 1834

19 Hilyard George 1 Sep 1839

20 Maria

21 Howes Jacob 18 Sep 1842

22 Sheppard Wm Baptised 8 Oct 1843 Died Jan 22nd 1886, aged
72 years. Interred at
Duncote

23 Dix Mary 11 Oct 1846

1 Marriott Richard Received 1 July 1850

2 Sarah

24 Howes Fanny Baptised 12 Oct 1851

25 Wilkinson Sophia

26 Willsea Eliza 13 Nov 1853

27 Clarke Charles 7 May 1854

28 Norris Mary

29 Webb Robert 2 July 1854

30 Hannah

31 Cross Hannah

3 Green Jos Coghlan Received 2 July 1854

4 Wakelin Thomas

32 Kendall Harriet Baptised 6 Aug 1854

33 Ayers William

34 Cole Jane

35 Howes Mark (baptised ) 17 Dec 1854

36 Sophia

37 Sophia

38 Payne Thomas 11 Feb 1855

39 Hannah

40 Ridgway Thomas Baptised 3 June 1855

41 Mrs

42 Meacock Thomas 5 Aug 1855

43 Digby Elizabeth

5 Bowden William Received 2 Mar 1856

6 Kilpin Susan 7 Apr 1856

44 Peacock Miss Baptised 11 May 1856

45 Clarke Mrs

46 Grantham George

47 Sturgess Mr John 7 June 1857

7 Wapshot Thos Receiv'd 7 June

48 Dixon Mrs Baptised 11 Oct

49 Maria

50 Bowden Mary

8 Cooke Mrs Received 2 Aug 1868

9 Wass Thomas Thomas Wass Died
30 Jan 1878

51 Cooke Joseph Baptis'd

52 Sheppard Saml. 18 Oct 1868

10 Tite Saml Cooper Receiv'd S. C. Tite withdrew
Resignation
accepted
December 1st 1886

11 Eliza Tysoe E. T. Tite withdrew
Resignation
accepted
December 1st 1886
12 Carter Joseph

53 Harris Esther Baptised 5 Sep 1869

54 Gallard Elizabeth Baptised 13 Mar 1871

55 Sheppard Mary Mary Sheppard
fell on sleep June
23rd 1882
aged 70 years

56 Harriet Harriet Sheppard
Resigned Nov 1876

57 Basford Samuel 5 July 1874 Samuel Basford
died

58 Basford Mrs

59 Baker Abraham 6 Sep 1874 Withdrawn from

60 Sturgess Mr John (Baptd) 4 Nov 1877 Removed to
Leicester June or
July1878 Died
Dec 21st 1886
aged 78 years

61 Wakelin William 4 Nov 1877

62 Sarah Stanton Dec 7th 1879 Died September
1888

63 Henry Stanton Dec 7th 1879

 

 

The names of Samuel Savage & Cordelia Ridgeway are omitted from the above list. It is probably a tolerably correct list of those who have been identified with this Christian Church from its formation up to the commencement of my Ministry.

 

A remarkable omission is seen in the fact that no mention is made of the commencement or close of the Pastorate of Thomas Evans. He and his wife appear in the list of members for 1878.

His Ministry commenced Aug 1873.

 

The name of Mrs Elizabeth Owen does not appear. She was baptised by Pastor Thomas Evans. She died October 14th 1882 aged 56 years.

 

 

This Church Book came into my possession Dec 20th 1886. Alfred Pickles, Pastor.

 

It had been up to this time in the possession of Samuel Cooper Tite. He having left our fellowship & rejoined the Baptist Church Towcester, I obtained it from him. On the next pages is the list of members at the above date.

My first preaching engagement here was fulfilled by Lord's Days March 14th & 21st, 1880. A further engagement for three months, commenced May 16th 1880: and my stated Ministry on July 18th of the same year.

 

 

List of Members of the Church of Baptised Believers, North End, Towcester.
20th Dec 1886

 

1 Mary Wakelin Dead Baptised October 11th 1846

2 Mary Norris Died 1889 Baptised May 7th 1854

3 Sarah Osborne Dead Baptised May 7th 1854

4 Thomas Wakelin Died Oct 7th 1888 Profession July 2nd 1854

5 Harriet Baker Left Baptised Aug 6th 1854

6 Samuel Savage dead

7 Susan Ayres Profession April 7th 1856

8 Ann Clarke dead Baptised May 11th 1856

9 John Sturgess dead Baptised June 7th 1857
Died at Leicester
1886

10 Priscilla Sturgess dead Baptised June 7th 1857

11 Cordelia Ridgeway Erased June 2nd 1887 By letter,
October 1864

12 Joseph Carter dead Profession October 18th
1868

13 Esther Harris dead Baptised September 5th
1869

14 Hannah Basford dead Baptised July 5th 1874

15 Mary Ann Clarke Baptised Dec 6th 1874

16 William Wakelin Erased June 2nd 1887 Baptised
Nov 4th 1877

17 Sarah Stanton Died September 1888 Baptised
Dec 7th 1879

18 Henry Stanton dismissd Baptised Dec 7th 1879

19 Alfred Pickles Letter from Rochdale Sept
5th 1880

20 Margaret Elizabeth Pickles Letter from Rochdale Sept
5th 1880

21 William Wilcox Baptised Feb 6th 1881

22 Jane Gibbons Baptised July 3rd 1881

23 Maude Elizabeth Chegwidden Letter from Rochdale July
3rd 1881

Erased June 2nd 1887

24 Amelia Gallard Erased June 2nd 1887 Baptised
Jan 6th 1883

25 Sarah Sheppard Erased June 2nd 1887 Baptised
Jan 6th 1883

26 Jane Baker Died Baptised Sept 2nd 1883

27 Elizabeth Sarah Wakelin dead Baptised Sept 2nd 1883

28 William Winkles Ayres Restoration Nov 4th 1883
Died in the faith Oct 29th
1891 Aged 63 years

29 Stephen Jarrams Erased Nov Letter from Pattishall March
2nd 1884

30 Sarah Jarrams Erased 1891

31 Jane Johnson Died 7th Sep 1890 Aged 71 Letter from
Pattishall March 2nd 1884

32 Ann Webb Baptised July 6th 1884

33 William Garlick Baptised July 6th 1884

34 John Adams Baptised June 7th 1885

35 Eliza Adams dead Baptised Sept 13th 1885

36 Eliza Louisa Adams Baptised Sept 13th 1885

37 Charles Clarke dead Baptised Sept 13th 1885

Restoration Dec 5th 1886

38 Frances Jane Eales Baptised April 3rd 1887

39 Eliza Hart Baptised May 1st 1887

 

 

In addition to the above the following persons were received into our fellowship by me as Pastor but in different ways ceased to be connected with us

 

Ann Cooke Baptised July 3rd 1881 Withdrew
Dec 1st 1886

Mary Wass Baptised July 3rd 1881 Withdrew
1886

George Hedge, Letter from Baptist Church at Blisworth Nov 5th 1882
Dismissed again to Blisworth Sept 1st 1886

William Sheppard Baptised Oct 14th 1883. Excluded for
conduct unbecoming the gospel July 1st
1885

Sarah Cooper Tite Baptised Mar 1st 1885

Fanny Tite Baptised Mar 1st 1885 Left us with
their father & mother to join the Baptists
Towcester. Resignation accepted at Church
Meeting, December 1st 1886

Mary Ann Ashworth Baptised Mar 1 1885 Dismissed to the
Church at Waterbarn Lancashire September
30th 1886

 

 

 

Church Meeting September 1st 1886.

Decided to hold quarterly collections early in Jany, April July & Oct. in each year.

 

Church Meeting Sept 30th 1886.

Decided to allow Sarah Stanton to retain her membership as she had experienced regret for conduct, under consideration of the Church.

A letter was read from R. Dawban Esq stating that 100 had been allotted to the Church & it would be forwarded in due course. It was decided to sell the Harmonium for which we had no further use.

 

Church Meeting Dec 1st 1886.

Mr & Mrs & Miss & Fanny Tite also Mr Joseph Carter & his wife Ann, retired from membership. It was agreed to receive Mr Charles Clarke as a restored member. Mrs Eales of Bengal was proposed: and it was agreed to receive her after her Baptism. This took place on April 3rd 1887

 

Church Meeting June 2nd 1887.

The relationship of the following persons to the Church was the subject of careful consideration viz.

Cordelia Ridgeway

Amelia Gallard

Sarah Sheppard

William Wakelin

Maude Elizabeth Chegwidden

It was unanimously decided that they be no longer recognised as members.

 

The Pastor was authorised to make enquiries with a view to the Chapel Trusts being placed on a satisfactory basis.

 

At the Lord's Table October 2nd 1887 Mr Davidson a Member of the Church of Christ at Banbury requested and was allowed to commune. At the request of the Church he also preached in the evening from
1 Cor 15c 1 - 4 vs

 

Church Meeting Sept 29th 1887

The Pastor presided. It was stated that the amount contributed during the quarter was 5-11-2 and the expenditure 4-17-10 leaving a balance in hand of 13s-3.

It was agreed to hold a Tea Meeting early in November & a Service of Song brother Chas Clarke & W. Wilcox to collect contributions towards the Tea, the proceeds to be devoted to the Church Funds.

It was arranged that during the winter months, the week evening Service shall be held at the house of Bro. Ayres

It was also stated that 2/3d each had been given to twelve families having cards for the Clothing Club This was paid out of the balance of School Fund Festival; and 9/5d was still in hand

1888

Jan 13th
Mr Tyars forwarded 20 for use of the Church, from our Trustees, being the first of five installments from the sale of Comus Street Chapel Liverpool, the sum of 100 from that Fund being appropriated to the Church at North End.

 

Feb 5th
Thomas Varney and Mrs Caroline Miller were baptised, and added to the Church. Abraham Baker restored.

 

May 10th
A Sale of Work for the benefit of the Church Fund took place, in the Meeting Room behind the Chapel

1889

Jan 18th
Bro Ayres received 20 cheque 2nd instalment from Mr Tyars for Church Fund

Jan 31st
Church Tea and Meeting

The Quarterly accounts were read. On the motion of Bro. Clarke seconded by Bro. Savage 10 was

given to the Pastor from the Church Fund. The desirability of observing the Lord's Supper, every Lord's day, was fully discussed. Eleven of the Members present being in favour of so doing, but as three others considered the change undesirable no vote was taken

 

1891 November 10th.
A Church Meeting was held when the undermentioned Members were present.

Alfred Pickles (in the Chair)

Bros. W. Wilcox, W. Garlick, C. Clarke, J. Adams, A. Baker, J. Carter

Sisters J. Gibbons, J. Eales, M. Wakelin, C. Miller, H. Baker, A. Clarke, A. Webb

The position of the Church was considered and a letter addressed to the Church by the Trustees was read.

The following resolution moved by A. Pickles & seconded by Bro. W Wilcox was carried.

"That in harmony with the suggestion of the Trustees, we request Mr Fidler to preside at our Church Meetings, and to advise and assist so that the Services at North End & Duncote Chapels may be maintained in as orderly and efficient manner as possible."

Signed by Alfred Pickles. Pastor

 

Nov 16th Church Meeting

Mr Pickles in the Chair.

Mr Fidler was present & stated that in response to the resolution of the last church meeting he accepted the office of Pastor & desired to be of service to the church as far as possible.

Mr C. Clarke & Mr Wilcox were asked to see Mrs Clarke & report to next meeting as to her retaining membership.

Nov 24 1891 Church Meeting

Bretheren Clarke & Wilcox reported that Mrs Clarke could not attend the services because of her lameness but wished her name to be retained on the church roll. It was agreed that it should be so retained.

 

Dec 29th Church Meeting

The accounts for the quarter were received & passed

After some consideration it was resolved that one service only should be held on the Sunday & that for the next month in the evening.


Feb 2 1892 Church Meeting

It was resolved to continue the services on the Sunday evening until the next Church meeting which should be held on Tuesday Feb 16th.

 

Feb 16 Church Meeting

It was thought desirable that action with respect to the Sunday Services be postponed until the usual Church meeting in March

March 1st Church Meeting

A letter of permission was granted in the case of Eliza Hart to the church at Grafton Street Northampton

It was resolved to arrange for services morning & evening of the Lord's day to begin on April 10.

 

March 29 Church Meeting

The accounts for the quarter were presented.

Jane Gibbons intimated her wish to be released from attendance at the afternoon Sunday School.

Mrs Millar undertook to attend for the month of April.

 

April 26 Church Meeting

Nothing was done in the way of business

1892

May 31 Church Meeting

Mr Fidler stated that he had arranged with Mr Wood to continue to supply the pulpit fortnightly for the present.

 

July 5 Church meeting

It was resolved to hold a special service on Sunday July 17 in the evening Mr Wood of Northampton to preach - & a collection to be made for church and school funds.

Resolved to hold a tea meeting on Thursday 21st, children of the school to have their treat & 12/- to be allowed for presents.

Resolved to have a preacher every Sunday from Northampton if it can be arranged.

 

Aug 30 Church meeting

No business of importance

 

Oct 11 Church meeting

It was resolved to procure a stove for the Chapel - the Heating apparatus being out of repair.

It was also resolved to hold a Harvest Thanksgiving Service on Thursday Oct 27. Mr Fidler to preach in the evening

 

Nov 15 Church meeting.

The accounts of the Harvest Service were presented & passed

The net proceeds were 2. 9. 1

 

Jan 1 1893 Church meeting

Mr Wood of Northampton was received into the Church by letter of transfer from Pattishall.

 

Monday July 21 1893 Special Church Meeting

Mr J F Tyars presiding as a trustee.

Members of the Church present Messrs C Clarke, Wood, Wilcox, Garlick & Adams.

Mrs Eales Millar, Miss Gibbons

The meeting was opened by singing.

Prayer was offered by Mr Garlick & Mr Wood.

Rom 12 was read by Mr Tyars.

The various members expressed their opinions, the meeting throughout being fraternal & pleasant.

There appeared no disposition to unite with the South End Church. Still the prospects of continuing as at present were doubtful. Mr Garlick was specially anxious that they should try to revive the work by prayer & united effort

Mr Clark said his daughter Mrs Millar would be no longer with them being now at Northampton, that the small school of 11 would be reduced, that the singing would fall off in her absence, & that there was no good in continuing long, still he wished to try two or three months.

Ultimately each member, on being asked whether they desired to go as now responded in the affirmative & the meeting closed with the understanding that when they had any desire for a further conference they should hold a church meeting & send the resolution to Mr Tyars.

The meeting was closed with singing & prayer.

The above was copied from minutes taken by Mr Tyars & signed by him

W. Fidler

 

Dec 24. Church Meeting

Mr Fidler Pastor presiding

Meeting opened with prayer.

Present

Mr Clark, Mr Wood, Mr Adams

Mr Garlick

A conversation took place on the present condition of the cause whether it was possible or desirable to keep on.

Mr Adams & Mr Garlick thought they might continue to hold sessions in the vestry as this would decrease the expense, Mr Clark & Mr Wood were opposed to this course & thought it would be best to send for Mr Tyars at once to take his opinion as to what was the best course to pursue. Ultimately it was agreed to adjourn the meeting to Jan 7 after the Lords Supper so that more members might be present.

W. Fidler

 

Feb 26 1894

Church Meeting duly convened held in the Vestry.

Present Messrs Clark, Garlick, Wood, Adams & Wilcox, Mrs Eales Mrs Millar.

Mr J. F. Tyars presiding.

It was resolved

That the services of the Chapel be discontinued from the 25th March next & that the furniture comprised in the list appended be then disposed of in the following manner.

(1) Such things as can be of service in the Duncote Chapel to be removed there.

(2) The remainder to be valued by a valuer appointed by the following Committee Mr Wood, Clark, Wilcox, Mrs Eales, Mrs Millar, of which Mr Clarke is hereby appointed Chairman, & the proceeds to be divided by such Committee equally among the members named below (14)

Mary Wakelin Dead

Sarah Osborne Dead

Samuel Savage Dead

Susan Ayres

Mrs C. Clarke

Mrs Wilcox

Miss J. Gibbons

Mrs Ann Webb

Mrs Eliza Adams Dead

Miss Eliza L. Adams

Mr Charles Clarke

Mrs F. J. Eales

Mr Richard Wood

Mrs Millar

 

Mr N Garlick & Mr John Adams decline to participate in such division.

This resolution was carried by all present except Mr Garlick & Mrs Adams.

During the meeting the conversation turned upon Duncote Chapel about which Mr Tyars not being a trustee of it, said he could take no action at present it was in the hands or under the direction of the Rev W. Fidler & he suggested that if they met there the church now being dissolved they would do as well to elect him as their pastor.

 

The meeting then proceeded to make out the following list

 

Vestry

5 chairs, 3 tables, Drawers & closet & Desk with contents, 2 Reading Desks, 2 Table Cloths, Umbrella Stand.

 

Chapel

3 Cloths, Cushions & Hassocks, Bibles & Hymn books, Stove, Curtains

Organ, matting, mats, Gas stove

Pulpit, Chair & stool.

3 Tables - Lamp in Entrance

Communion Service

Clock, Copper, Crockery.

John F Tyars