Minutes Mon 16 Mar 1846

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Mon 16 Mar 1846


Mr Willson to allow drawback of half penny per ton and reduce tonnage to 1d per ton per mile on grain, etc, provided 500 tons brought up and down canal by any one party within 6 months.
In response to a change in Stroudwater tolls, Messrs Biddle and Bishop discharged part of a cargo of wheat at upper wharf at Wallbridge. Intention to continue to do so unless Company charge them only 1s per ton, including back tonnage of flour discharged at Lodgemore or Wallbridge. They would agree to land all corn in Stroudwater Canal and not carry it by railway. Company to charge 11d per ton on flour exported if corn landed on T&S Canal wharf.
Mr Spire offered to put in a pair of lock gates for £11. Two pair of lock gates to be completed without delay.

Verbatim text

At a Meeting of the Committee of the Stroudwater Navigation held at the Committee Room at Wallbridge on Monday the 16th day of March 1846
Present: M^r J H Warman, Will^m Fryer, Dan^l Watts. Geo Wathen, Jn^o Holbrow Chairman, Hen^y Wyatt, Rich^d Martin, G H A Beard, Fred^k Eycott, W^m Jn^o Wood.
M^r Martin reported that he had seen M^r Vizard respecting the Tithes claimed by the Rev^d Tho^s Peters and that M^r Vizard would see M^r Peters on the subject.
M^r Hawker reported that he had seen M^r Willson on the subject of Tonnage of Grain Corn Salt and Iron and that M^r Willson had consented to allow a Drawback of one halfpenny per Ton and thereby reduce the Tonnage to one penny per Ton per Mile, provided Five hundred tons were brought up and down the canal by any one party in the space of six months.
M^r Martin reported that he had settled the matter relative to the misconduct of Tho^s Hyde he having paid Thirty shillings in lieu of the Fine imposed upon him.
M^r Hawker read a letter from Capt Berkeley stating that he would lay the Memorial agreed upon at the Special Committee Meeting held on the 26th Ulto before the Lords Commissioners of the Admiralty.
M^r Hawker reported that in consequence of the Tonnage on Grain Salt and Iron passing through the Stroudwater Canal and going into the Thames and Severn Canal, having been reduced to Eight pence per Ton on the Stroudwater Canal and Fourpence per Ton, that Mess^rs Biddle & Bishop had discharged part of a Cargo at the Wharf at the Upper Wharf at Wallbridge and that they had informed him it was their intention to continue to do so unless the Stroudwater Navigation Company would consent to charge them only One Shilling per Ton including back tonnage of Flour when discharged at Lodgemore or Wallbridge, in which case they would agree to land all their corn in the Stroudwater Canal and not carry it by Railway.
Ordered that our Clerk do inform Mess^rs Biddle & Bishop that their proposition has been taken into consideration by the Committee but that they cannot consent to any further reduction in Tonnage, and as regards the Grain Mess^rs Biddle & Bisho may discharge at the Entrance of the Thames and Severn Canal or at the Upper Wharf at Wallbridge for which this Company would only receive eight pence per Ton, the Stroudwater Navigation Company must charge Mess^rs Biddle and Bishop Eleven pence per Ton on the corresponding quantity of Flour exported.
A Letter was received from M^r Spire offering to put in a pair of Lock Gates for the Sum of Eleven pounds.
Ordered that M^r Sherwood do draw out a Contract specifying the exact labour to be done as nearly as possible and get two pairs of Gates completed without delay.
Ordered that the General Half Yearly Meeting be fixed for Thursday the 23rd day of April.
Ordered that all Bills be collected with a view of being paid previous to the next Committee Meeting.
Ordered that the following Bills be paid:
Ja^s Sherwood 1 Quarter: 20^£..-..-
Edwin Cooper Aud^r ½ year: 7..17..6
Jn^o Burbidge 2 mon Wages & Candles: 11..-..-
J P Bisley Stationery: 6..10..9
Hyett Smith & C^o Bristol Stone: 5..-..-
Tho"s Spire for Work at the Ocean Bridge: 9..13..6
Will^m Montague Iron: 18..12..2
Fred^k Eycott ½ years Gravel: 5..-..-
J D Wheeler Quick: 5..-..-

Hen^y Dangerfield Iron: 1^£..2^s..-^d
D Hewlet Rep^r Pump at Dudbridge: -..3..6
Jn^o Dimock Timber: -..13..9
W^m Knee: 1..12..5
D Gubb Smith's Work: -..13..3
Do: 2..13..4
D Hoskins: 1..18..7
Bushell: 2..-..10
[ Subtotal] £10..17..8

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