Wed 29 Mar 1775
Timothy Lewis in the chair.
Trustee of widow Partridge to sell land at 34s an acre and 35 years purchase. Richard Owen Cambridge, Mrs Ann Morse and Richard Martin agree same terms. John Saunders asks for 20s an acre and 35 years purchase.
Tythe land in Saul to be exchanged for similar quantitiy of land equal to the tythes. The tythes for common land is 5s per acre when under corn, being fallow every third year, when only tythed 1s.
At an Adjourned Meeting of the Directors of the Stroud Water Navigation
Adjourned to and held at Mr Halls at Framiload this 29^th day of March
Present: Timothy Lewis in the Chair, Tomas Baylis, Robert Ellis, John Hollings, George Hawker, Richard Aldridge.
[Letter from M^r Parry] Rec'd a letter from M^r Parry Agent aquainting the Directors that M^r Yates is come to a resolution of accomadating the Proprietors on being paid a fair price and such allowances as are usual ~~ M^r Hollings reports and Confirms M^r Parry's Letter, [ M^R Hall to meet M^r Parry] and a Letter from M^r Parry desiring M^r Hall to meet him at Glocester with an Account of the Value and Quantity of the Land on Tuesday next.~~~
[agreement with M^r King] M^r Will'm King agrees with the Directors to exchange the great Tythes of the Land in Saul for a Convenient Quantity of Land equal to the Value of the said Tythes, that the Directors may Allott out of the Purchase or Purchases they may make with different Proprietors of Lands in the Line of the Canal within the said Parish, M^r King informs that the Tythes for the common Field Land are let at 5^s per Acre when the Field is under Corn -- being fallow every third Year, and a Shilling per pound mowed or not mowed.
[M^r King to write to M^r Pittman] M^r King is to Write to the Rev^d M^r Pittman at Hereford upon the Subject of his Tythes with a Copy of his own agreement the answer to Mr Grazebrook of Stroud.~~~
[Agreement with M^r Saunders] M^r John Saunders Agrees with the Directors of the Stroud Water Navigation to Grant release and sell his Freehold Arable Land in the Line of the Canal that may be wanting for the same at the Rate of twenty Pounds per Acre and also all other Lands that he has any manner of Interest in, as far as he has power or concern, at the same rate being Arable Lands in Pool Fields.
[Agreement with M^rs Morse] M^rs Ann Morse Agrees with the Directors or the Stroud Water Navigation to Grant release and sell her freehold Arable Land in the Line of the Canal that may be wanting for the same at the rate of twenty Pounds
per Acre in Pool Field.~~~
[Agreement with M^r Savage] M^r Daniel Savage ( as Trustee to the Widow Partridge) Agrees with the Directors of the Stroud Water Navigation to Grant Release and the Freehold Pasture Land in his Trust at the rate of Thirty four Shillings per Acre and Thirty five Years Purchase that may be wanting for the Line of the Canal of the said Navigation.~~~
[ Agreement with M^r Saunders] M^r John Saunders Agrees with the Directors of the Stroud Water Navigation for Pool's Walls at the Rate of Twenty Shillings per Acre and Thirty five Years Purchase for so much of the same as may be wanting in the Line of the Canal.~~~
[Agreement with M^r Samuel and Will'm King] M^r Samuel and William King on the part and on behalf of Richard Owen Cambridge Esq'^r Agree with the Proprietors of the Stroud water Navigation for the Pasture Land between the Severn and the Bristol Road in the Line of the Canal for as much as may be wanted for the same at Thirty five Years Purchase and Thirty four Shillings per Acre per annum.~~~
[Agreement with M^rs Morse] M^rs Ann Morse Agrees with the Directors of the Stroud Water Navigation for the (?) Medals in the Common Meadow for so much of it as may be wanting for the Canal for Thirty five Years Purchase and Thirty four Shillings per Acre per Annum.~~~
[Agreement with M^r King for Timber] M^r King Agrees that the Timber belonging to M^r Cambridge shall be Thirty Nine Pounds Ten Shillings, the Lop and Top of the home Trees being excluded; Ten Trees in Bully mead and Orchard and the Elme Trees on the Lagger and Range.~~~
Ordered that the work (except what cannot be Possibly Avoided) is to be by the Surveyor agreed to in the Gross.~~~
[Agreement with M^r Martin] M^r Martin Agrees with the Directors of the Stroud Water Navigation for his Land (being Pasture) between the Severn and the Bristol Road for so much as will be wanting at Thirty five Years Purchase and Thirty four shillings per Acre per Annum.~~
Adjourned the Meeting to Thursday the 6^th Day of April 1775 at Five o Clock in the afternoon at the George in Stroud.