Minutes Tue 17 May 1887

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Tue 17 May 1887


Mary Jane Harris claimed share no.21, will of Sophia Mary Harris.
House and premises at Downfield to be let to James Green from 25 March.

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Committee Meeting held at Wallbridge on Tuesday May 17^th 1887 @ 3,o,clock pm
Present: Mr E C Little Chairman, Mr H H Mills, Mr A J M Ball, Mr C H Hooper, Mr J Howard, Sir W H Marling, Mr G H A Beard, Mr E P Little, Mr E F Gyde, Mr W Davies junr.
[35] Francis George Playne of Theescombe Solicitor attended on behalf of and under a written authority from Mary Jane Harris of Cardigan Villa Weston-Super-Mare Somersetshire Spinster sole executrix of the Will of Sophia Mary Harris formerly of No 5 Southbourne Terrace Weston-Super-Mare in the County of Somerset but late of Cardigan Villa Weston-Super-Mare Widow deceased (who died on the 23^rd day of February 1887) & who at the time of her death held one share numbered 21 and made out her claim to the said one share of the Undertaking of the Stroudwater Navigation and now standing in the name of the said Sophia Mary Harris deceased in the Books of the Company of Proprietors of the said Navigation by producing the ticket or title to the said one share and the probate of the said Will with one Codicil attached thereto of the said Sophia Mary Harris deceased the said Will bearing date the 31^st day of August 1869 and the Codicil bearing date the 9^th day of March 1883 and proved by the said executrix in the principal Registry of the Probate Division of Her Majesty's High Court of Justice on the 4^th day of April 1887.
And the claim was admitted accordingly and a new ticket or title ordered to be made out on the ticket or title of the said Sophia Mary Harris being delivered up.
[22] Amongst other General business it was arranged that the Annual Inspection of the Canal should take place on Monday the 13^th June.
[37] The Company's Seal was affixed to an agreement for the letting of a House & premises at Downfield to James Green from the 25^th March 1887.
[7] The Clerk reported that he had sold the loppings of the withy trees at Ryeford to Miss Lewis for 14/.

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