Minutes Mon 17 May 1847

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Mon 17 May 1847


Mr Hawker to write to John King informing him that if he does not pay the two year’s rent he owes by Friday next he will be preceded against.
The Thames & Severn Canal Co decided that from 28 April last all wharfage on goods sent from their wharf at Wallbridge or between that wharf and Brimscombe Port should cease. All wharfage on this canal shall cease from this day.
Frederick Nurse allowed £10 a year from rent if he lands two thousand tons of coals annually at Dudbridge Wharf and £5 for every additional five hundred tons.
William Knee to have same terms for Wallbridge Wharf.
£10 to be given to Richard Webb of the Bourne towards his great loss by fire.
Following the death of our solicitor, George Wathen, a special meeting of proprietors to be called to elect another committee member and appoint a solicitor.

Verbatim text

At a Meeting of the Committee of the Stroudwater Navigation held at Wallbridge on Monday May 17th 1847
Present: M^r Jn^o Holbrow, M^R Dan Watts, Hen^y Sikes, G H A Beard, Rich^d Martin, W^m Jn^o Wood, Fred^k Eycott, J H Warman, Will^m Fryer Chairman.
M^r Hawker produced a letter from the County of Glocester Bank relating to an allowance of Interest on the average balance in their hands wherein they say that if the Committee should still require that interest be allowed, that 2½ per cent would be allowed, which proposition was agreed to and M^r Hawker is hereby directed to write to M^r Halliwell to that effect.
M^r Hawker reports that he wrote to M^r Jn^o King demanding payment of two years rent forthwith which has now been complied with.
Ordered that M^r Hawker do write to him again and inform him that unless the same be paid on or before Friday next proceedings will be commenced against him.
The Thames and Severn Canal Company having determined that on and after the 28th of April last, all Wharfage charged on any Goods, Coals or Merchandise, put out at their Wharf at Wallbridge or between that Wharf and Brimscombe Port should cease.
Ordered that all Wharfage charged on such Goods, Coals and Merchandise put out on the Wharf on this Canal shall cease from this day.
Ordered that Frederick Nurse be allowed Ten pounds a year from the rent of his house in the event of his landing Two Thousand Tons of Coals annually on Dudbridge Wharf and Five pounds for every additional Five hundred Tons.
And with regard to Will^m Knee who is at present allowed Ten pounds a year from his rent for Two thousand tons of Coal landed annually at Wallbridge Wharf, that he be allowed an extra sum of Five pounds for every additional Five hundred Tons of Coal.
Richard Webb of the Bourne who is a considerable Trader on this Canal having sustained a great loss by Fire in January last.
Ordered that Ten pounds be given him towards the loss.
In consequence of the decease of M^r George Wathen one of the Committee and our Solicitor,
Ordered that M^r Hawker do give the usual Notice that a Special General Meeting of the Proprietors will be held on the 21st June next at 2 O'Clock in the Afternoon for the purpose of electing another in his stead and also to appoint a Solicitor.
M^r Hawker applies for permission to be absent three days during the stoppage of the Canal in the ensuing Whitsun week when was allowed.
Ordered that the following Bills be paid viz:
Dinner Bill: 10^£..13^s,,7^d
Jn^o Burbidge 2 mon Sal: 10..-..-
Cha^s Hawker 1 Quarter Sal: 25..-..-
Hen^y Howell Copper: -..9..2
Tho^s Gubb Smiths work: -..7..4
Eli James Tar & Rope: -..6..10
Hen Howell Smith's work: -..5..2
Sam Hewlett Castings: 2..6..-
Jn^o Andrews Smith's work: -..6..2
Geo Williams Beer etc: 2..2..11
[Total] £51..17..2

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