Minutes Mon 21 Apr 1845

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Mon 21 Apr 1845


Mr Joseph Randolph Millings claimed share no.154, will of William Colston.
Monmouth & Hereford Railway Bill to be referred to subcommittee of South Wales Bill. Mr Sherwood to consider its proposal to alter the Dean Forest Railway.
House at Stonehouse Wharf to be advertised in Gloucester papers.
Notice to William Hooper to quit Company's service and house. One week's wages in lieu of notice.
Joseph Cottle elected wharfinger and lock keeper. Extra 12s a week in wages and present house rent free.
William Knee allowed not exceeding 3 months credit on his tonnage account.
Solicitor to write to Mr John King demanding quit rent due for road at Ryeford.
Increase of £20 a year to be recommended for Mr Charles' Hawker's salary in consideration of expense of coals, candles and great attention paid by him to affairs of Company.

Verbatim text

At a Meeting of the Committee of the Stroudwater Navigation held at the Committee Room at Wallbridge on Monday the 21st day of April 1845
Present: M^r Dan^l Watts, Will Fryer, W^m J Wood, Jn^o Stanton, Jn^o Gurney Chairman, Fred^k Eycott, G H A Beard, Jn^o Holbrow, Rich^d Martin.
M^r Cha^s Hawker of Wallbridge in the parish of Painswich in the County of Glocester attended on the part of M^r Joseph Randolph Mullings of Cirencester in the County of Glocester, Trustee and Executor named and appointed in and by the last Will and Testament of William Colston late of Broughton Hall in the County of Oxford Clerk deceased and made out his claim to one Share N^o 154 in the Stroudwater Navigation lately belonging to and now standing in the name of the said William Colston in the Books of the Company of Proprietors of the Stroudwater Navigation by producing the Probate of the WIll of the said William Colston bearing date September 7th 1843 whereby the said William Colston appointed the said Joseph Randolph Mullings Executor of his said Will and which was proved by the said Executor in the Prerogative Court of the Archbishop of Canterbury on the 24th day of February 1844 and by producing and leaving with the Clerk a written authority under the Hand of the same Joseph Randolph Mullings to the said Charles Hawker to make the claim on his part and his claim to the said Share is allowed accordingly.
Ordered that a proper Certificate of the death of Captain Felix one of the Executors be applied for.
Ordered that M^r Hawker do immediately after the General Meeting proceed to carry into effect the order regarding the Bye Laws made Mch 17th 1845.
Ordered that the question as to the repair of Walk Bridge be still considered.
Ordered that the Monmouth and Hereford Railway Bill be referred to the Sub Committee of the South Wales Bill to consider what ought to be done regarding it.
Ordered that M^r Sherwood be desired to look at the plans of the Monmouth and Hereford Railway for the purpose of reporting to the Sub Committee the proposed alteration of the Dean Forest Railway.
M^r Cooper the Auditor reported tat he had duly examined the Accounts and found them correct.
The Books and Accounts were also submitted to the Committee and examined.
Ordered that the House at Stonehouse Wharf be advertised to let once in each of the Glocester papers.
Ordered that the usual stoppage of the Canal take place at Whitsuntide and that M^r Hawker do give the usual Notice.
Ordered that M^r Sherwood do take the necessary Steps to move the obstructions in the bed of the Canal and other requisite repairs during the Stoppage.
Ordered that Notice be given to Will^m Hooper to quit the Company's service and the house he occupies forthwith and that one week's wages be paid him in lieu of a weeks notice.
Ordered that Joseph Cottle be elected Wharfinger and Lockkeeper in Hooper's place and to enter on his duties on Saturday next; that the rent of his present House shall cease from that day and that he shall have 12/ a week wages in addition.
William Knee executed his Lease from the Company.
Ordered that William Knee be allowed not exceeding 3 months credit on his Tonnage account on the Agreement and Understanding that the whole of the Coals and other Merchandise for the time being on the Wharf at Wallbridge and his Boats and Barges be subject and liable to be seized and sold for any deficiency that may happen in such account in the same manner as under a distress for rent.
Ordered that our Solicitor do write to M^r John King demanding the quit Rent due from him for the Road at Ryeford.
Moved by M^r Holbrow and seconded by M^r Jn^o Stanton and
Resolved unanimously that an increase of £20 a year be recommended to the next General Meeting to be made to M^r Cha^s Hawkers Salary in consideration of the expense of Coals Candles, etc, and of the great attention invariably paid by him to the Affairs of the Company.
Ordered that the following Bills be paid:
Price & C^o: 33..17..8
Income and Property Tax: 70..17..6
Repairs of Canal: 3..3..1

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