Minutes Mon 14 Dec 1846

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Mon 14 Dec 1846


A subcommittee met to discus the applications received for the surveyor’s position from 14 applicants, 5 from the midlands, 8 from Gloucestershire, and one from Oxford Goal.
J W Crowley of Walsall, Nathan Driver of Stroud, Charles Fox of Berkeley, William Watson of Birmingham, William Matthews from the Cotswolds and John Winn of Brimscombe asked to come for interviews.

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At a Sub Committee Meeting of the Stroudwater Navigation held at the Committee Room at Wallbridge on Monday the 14ht day of December 1846
Present: M^R Dan Watts, Geo H Aug^t Beard, Will^m Fryer, Jn^o W^M Wood, J H Warman Chairman.
The following applications for the Surveyorship of the Canal in place of M^r Sherwood with their Testimonials were examined:
J W Cowley, Surveyor, Walsall -- Very good.
Hen^y Owen Albrighton, near Wolverhampton, very good, but his age rather against him/
Nathan Driver, Stroud, aged 58 -- Very good.
Jn^o Walker, Birmingham, ages 50 Iron Founder. No Testimonials, but several References.
Cha^s Ja^s Fox Berkeley. Good Testimonials but his usual occupation not stated nor his age.
Jn^o Brinton, Ashted Birmingham, Surveyor of Road, etc, very good but chiefly as regards his capability as Relieving Officer.
Geo Mynett Stroud. Carpenter -- Very Good.
J H Charlton Horsley, Clerk of Oxford Gaol, age 25. Good as regards the management of a Gaol.
Will^m Watson Birmingham, Surveyor, age about 25. Very good.
Will^m Matthews Jun Cotswold age about 23 Road Surveryor. Very good in that capacity.
Tho^s Neate, Dudbridge. Very moderate.
Ben Wilkins, Tetbury Stonemason, very good in that capacity.
Will^m Trigg Winstone. No Testimonials.
Jn^o Winn Burley near Brimscombe. Tesimonials as Governor of a Gaol.
M^r Hawker was directed to write to the following parties requesting them to attend a Meeting of the Committee on Monday the 21sr Ins^t at 1 O'Clock:
J W Cowley, N Driver, C J Fox, W Watson, W Matthews and Jn^o Winn.

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