Minutes Wed 15 May 1850

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Wed 15 May 1850


Elizabeth Stone claimed share no.22, will of William Stone.
Place fixed for erecting new weir near Mr Marling’s mill at Ebley.
Mr John George of Dudbridge and Bilson and Crump Meadow Coal Company, to be allowed 9d drawback on coals landed at Stonehouse Wharf and forwarded by GWR.
Stoppage period to be extended by 2 days.

Verbatim text

At a Meeting of the Committee of the Stroudwater Navigation held at the Committee Room at Wallbridge on Wednesday the 15th day of May 1850
Present: M^r Hen^y Sikes, M^r Will^m Fryer Chairman, Jn^o H Warman, C H Fisher, Fred^k Eycott, T C Croome, G H A Beard.
M^r John Sutton of Stroud attended on behalf of M^rs Elizabeth Stone of the City of Bath sole Executrix of William Stone late of N^o 18 Walcot Parade in the City of Bath deceased and made out her claim as Executrix to the said William Stone to one Share N^o 22 of the Undertaking of the Stroudwater Navigation lately belonging to and now standing in the name of the said William Stone deceased in the books of the Company of Proprietors of the Stroudwater Navigation by producing the Probate of the Will of the said William Stone deceased bearing date August 16th 1848 whereby he appointed his Wife the said Elizabeth Stone Executrix of his said Will which was duly proved by her in the Prerogative Court of the Archbishop of Canterbury on the first day of February 1850. And also producing the original Ticket or Title to the said Share. And the claim of the said Elizabeth Stone was allowed an a new Ticket granted.
[Ebley Weir Intake] M^r Fryer and M^r Warman report that in pursuance of a Resolution passed at the Half Yearly Meeting held on the 24th day of April last they in company with M^r Croome attended on the 4th Ins^t and fixed on a place for erecting the New Wear near M^r Marling's Mill at Ebley.
M^r Biddle having made an application for a reduction of Tonnage on Coals and Wheat imported by him so that he may be put on equal footing with M^r Peter King at Dudbridge, in respect thereof it is ordered that the consideration of the subject be adjourned until the next Meeting.
M^r John George of Dudbridge having represented that if this Company would give him facilities for landing Coals at Stonehouse Wharf to be forwarded by the Great Western Railway up their line by reducing the tonnage to the sum of One Shilling per Ton, that he should be enabled to convey a much larger quantity than he does at present by opening a new trade which he at present carries on up the Avon,
It is unanimously resolved that a Drawback of Ninepence per Ton be allowed to M^r George on all Coals landed by him at Stonehouse Wharf and actually forwarded by the Great Western Railway Company Up their line.
In reference to the Resolution passed at the Meeting of the Committee on the 16th of January last for allowing a Drawback to the Bilston and Crump Meadow Coal Company on Coals landed at Stonehouse Wharf and carried by the Great Western Railway Company to Cheltenham and M^r John George having applied for a similar Drawback,
It is Resolved that a Drawback be allowed to him on the same terms.
Ordered that M^r Hawker and M^r Driver be allowed to continue the Stoppage of the Canal two days longer if necessary than was ordered at the last Committee Meeting.
Ordered that the following Bills be paid Viz:
Cha^s Hawker 1 Quarter's Salary: 25^£..-^s..-^d
Jn^o Burbidge 2 Months Salary: 10..-..-
General Assembly (Dinner): 10..8..6
Will^m Marmond for Timber: 70..7..-
Mosley for Timber: 5..9..3
Cook & Turner for Tar: 1..2..6
T Harper hauling: 1..3..4
D Hoskins Smiths Work: 1..8..6

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