Minutes Wed 20 Jun 1906

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Wed 20 Jun 1906


Agreement with Messrs Smith & Son for renewal of lease of Ship Inn for 14 years.
Mr Snape to inspect house at Stonehouse Wharf used by late C Critchley with view to repairs due, and to interview Mr Cox regarding proposal to take premises.
Representative of Navigation as Trustee of Gloucester Harbour Board not dependent on any contribution.
Charge on Mr Harding for washing sheep in canal was confirmed.
Arrangements for annual survey of canal in July.
Alfred Henry Ruegg and Walter James Ruegg claimed share no.197 will of Harriet Ruegg.

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[1906 June] Committee Meeting held at Wallbridge on Wednesday the 20^th day of June 1906 @ 4.15 o'clock pm
Present: Mr C H Hooper, Chairman, Mr P J Evans, Mr H Hamilton Mills, Mr A J M Ball, Mr E P Little, Mr F A Little, Sir W H Marling Bart, Mr Whittingham, in attendance.
["Ship Inn" Lease 14 years] The Solicitor of the Company, Mr Whittingham, submitted an Agreement which he had completed with Messrs Smith & Son, Brimscombe Brewery, for renewal of the Lease of the Ship Inn, from June 24^th inst for the term of 14 years.
This having been approved by the Committee, was sealed, and signed by the Chairman and the Clerk.
[Stonehouse Wharf] Mr Snape was directed to look over the House at Stonehouse Wharf occupied by the late Mr C Critchley, under agreement, with a view to the repairs due from his representatives on their giving up possession in September, and to report to the next meeting of the Committee.
Mr Snape also to interview Mr Cox (of Messrs Dickenson, Prosser and Cox) with reference to his proposal to take the premises if a Weigh Bridge were put in - and report.
[Gloucester Harbour Board] The Chairman read further correspondence with the Clerk of the Gloucester Harbour Board - who referred to the Act of Parliament 1890 which showed that the representative of this Navigation was not, as had been stated, dependent upon any contribution, but was a Trustee of the Board, appointed for periods of two years dating from August 1.
[Royal Commission on Canals] The Chairman mentioned the receipt by the Clerk of verbatim copies of the Evidence being taken by the Royal Commission on Canals now sitting.
[Sheep washing Mr Harding] A letter was read by the Clerk from Mr Harding of Whitminster, as to a charge of 10/- made for washing sheep in the Canal without permission. As it is desirable to prevent this, on account of the damage often done, the charge was confirmed by the Committee.
[Survey] The Annual Survey of the Canal was arranged for Monday, July 9 and Tuesday July 10 - On the former date the length Framilode to Stonehouse by the Chairman and Mr F A Little, on the latter, Stonehouse to Stroud, by Messrs P J Evans and F A Little.
[Claim of share No 197] Alfred John Morton Ball of Stroud in the County of Gloucester, Solicitor, attended under the written authority of Alfred Henry Ruegg of Lamb Building Temple in the City of London, King's Counsel and Walter James Ruegg of Oakhurst Hampstead Heath in the County of London Executors of the Will of Harriett Ruegg late of 6 Westfield Park in the city of Bristol widow deceased formerly of Castle Bank Stroud in the County of Gloucester (who died on the 10^th day of March 1906 at 6 Westfield Park aforesaid) and who at the time of her death held one share in the Company of Proprietors of the Stroudwater Navigation numbered 197 and now standing in the name of the said Harriett Ruegg aforesaid deceased in the Books of the said Company and made out their claim by producing the ticket or title to the said share and the Probate of the said Will bearing date the 24^th day of April 1889 and proved by the said Executors in The Principal Probate Registry of His Majesty's High Court of Justice on the 12^th day of May 1906 and the claim was admitted accordingly and a new ticket or title ordered to be make out on the ticket or title of the said share being delivered up.

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