Minutes Mon 19 Jan 1846

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Mon 19 Jan 1846


Notices served on Surveyors of Highways for Saul and Frampton parishes with reference to repairs of fences on the approaches to Saul and Walk Bridges. Mr Sherwood requested to attend Saul parish meeting.
George Williams declined offer with respect to improvements in two houses. Mr Sherwood estimated cost of repair at £4 16s 6d. Repairs to be made.
Bristol stone brought up canal for lime charged same rate of tonnage as road stone.
Mr John Vizard requested payment of £5 1s 4d in lieu of tithes due to Rev Thomas Peters of Eastington for lands belonging to Company. Company exempt from all taxes.
Mr Hawker to negotiate with Mr Willson on tonnage of corn brought from Gloucester and going to and beyond Brimscombe. Subcommittee to receive Mr Hawker's report.

Verbatim text

At a Meeting of the Committee of the Stroudwater Navigation held at the Committee Room at Wallbridge on Monday the 19th day of January 1846
Present: M^r Dan Watts, Jn^o Holbrow, Fred^k Eycott, Hen^y Wyatt, W^m J Wood Chairman, Geo Wathen, G Hen^y A Beard.
Our Surveyor reported that he had served Notices on the Surveyors of Highways for Saul and Frampton parishes with reference to the repairs of the Fences on the approaches to the Saul and Walk Bridges, and that the Surveyor of Saul parish recommended that M^r Sherwood should attend a parish meeting on the subject, which he is authorised to do.
M^r Sherwood reported that George Williams having declined the offer made him with respect to the improvements of the two houses referred to in the Minutes of the 15th Ulto, that he had seen him again respecting the Repairs to the said two houses and had estimated the expense of putting them into tenantable repair at £4..16..6.
Ordered that the same be carried into effect.
Ordered that the Bristol Stone which is brought up the Canal for Lime shall be charged the same rate for tonnage as Road Stone.
A letter was read from M^r Jn^o Vizard requesting the payment of 5..1..4 in lieu of Tithes said to be due to the Rev^d Tho^S Peters for Lands, etc, belonging to this Company.
It appearing to the Committee that by the 11th Clause of their Act of Parliament this Company is exempt from all Taxes whatsoever.
Ordered that M^r Hawker do send a copy of the said clause to M^r Vizard so far as it applies to the matter in question.
Ordered that M^r Hawker do negotiate with M^r Willson respecting the Tonnage of Corn brought from Glocester and going to and beyond Brimscombe and that a Sub Committee consisting of M^r Wyatt, M^r Wathen, M^r Wood, M^r Fryer, M^r Watts and M^r Eycott be appointed to receive M^r Hawkers report and act as they shall think best for the interests of the Company. Three to form a Quorum.
Ordered that the following Bills be paid:
Bishop, Ironmongery: -^£..9^s..1^d
Tho^s Clark, hauling: -..1..6
Jn^o Pithington, Carriage: -..2..2
Cha^s Bosley, Tar: 1..1..-
Gas Works: -..1..- [subtotal] £1..14..9
Will^m Montague, Iron: 9..16..4
Ja^s Giles, Masonry & Cement: 32..4..7
Jn^o Burbidge 2 Months Salary: 10..-..-
Property and Income Tax due Oct 1845: 87..-..11

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