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Minutes of the Vestry of St. Paul's Parish, Chowan Precinct
St. Paul's Parish (Chowan Precinct)
October 13, 1702 - October 14, 1702
Volume 01, Pages 558-560

[From the Vestry Book of St. Paul's Parish, Chowan Precinct.]


At a Vestry held at Thomas Gilliam's Oct. 13th 1702.

Present
The Honble Henderson Walker—President
Col Wm Wilkison Church Warden
Capt Thomas Leuten Church Warden
Mr Nicholas Crist. Church Warden
Mr John Blount Church Warden
Capt Thomas Blount Church Warden
Mr Edward Smithwick Church Warden
Mr Wm Banbury. Church Warden
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Whereas at the last Vestry it was ordered that there should be a standard of weights and measures sent for the use of the precinct in obedience to the act of Assembly the charge whereof with the rest of the prcinct charge being as followeth. Vizt.

£
sh
d
To building the Chappel to Mr John Porter
25:
0:
0
To Richard Curton Reader
7:
10:
0
To the Standard for the precinct.
12:
10:
0
To clearing an acre of ground, and flooring the house to. Mr Smithwick.
2:
10:
0
To Nathaniel Chevin acting as Clerk
1:
10:
0
To the Joiner for Windows. Table forms. & Benches
6:
0:
0
To Thomas Gilliam for trouble of his house
1:
10:
0
To the poor of the precinct
8:
0:
0
To John Tyler for Attendance
0:
1:
0
To Sallery for collecting at so pr Ct——
6:
8:
0
The total amount.——
70:
19:
0

The list of Tythables in the precinct being taken is found to be 283 and the sum

Ordered that the church Wardens collect from each Tythable person in the precinct five shillings and Col Wm Wilkinson having undertaken the collection, and the Vestry agreeing thereto

Ordered that Col Wm Wilkinson do collect upon all and every the Tythables within this precinct (a list whereof is delivered to him under the hand of the clerk of the Vestry) five shillings pr pole and for non payment thereof to make distress according to Law, and likewise to pay unto the several persons aforementioned the several sums due to them and allotted by this vestry, and He together with the other Church Wardens do provide and pay for the other things mentioned in the aforesaid Order, and render an account of the same to this Vestry to be holden the last tuesday in April next and finish all the collection.

Let it be remembered that Col William Wilkinson on his own behalf and Mr Nicholas Crisp on behalf of the said Wilkinson do oblige themselves. their Heirs &c. to this Vestry in the penal sum of one hundred pounds Sterling. to collect the aforesaid money. and render a perfect account of the said collection and payment at the Vestry the last tuesday in April next at the house of Mr Thomas Gilliam.

Ordered, that a warrant be directed for the summoning of the several collectors hereafter named to appear at the next meeting of the Vestry at

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the House of Mr Thomas Gilliam the 15th of December next to give an account of their severall collections the two last years and accordingly the whole Vestry does pray the Honoble the President to direct his warrant unto William Bush, Francis Perrot. Capt Thomas Blount. Nocholas Symmons, and for the present year last past. Francis Wells, William Early, William Jones, and John Walker.

Ordered—that the Vestry meet tomorrow morning to view the Chappel.


October ye: 14.th 1702.

The vestry being met and having viewed the Chappel, the major part of the Vestry do declare their dislike of the ceiling of the Chappel by reason of the Boards being defaced.

Ordered that Mr Edward Smithwick and Mr Nicholas Crisp on behalf of the Vestry do choose one indifferent man that is skilled in building, and Mr John Porter shall choose another. who shall meet at the Chappel the second saturday in November to give their judgment whether the boards be fit for ceiling such a house and if these two persons chosen as aforesaid cannot agree in their opinions, then they shall choose an umpire, and what opinion he the said umpire shall give shall be a full and final determination of the matter about the ceiling and boards, and the agreement between the Church wardens and Mr John Porter shall be thence.