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Minutes of the Vestry of St. Paul's Parish, Chowan Precinct
St. Paul's Parish (Chowan Precinct)
September 09, 1705
Volume 01, Pages 615-616

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

At a Vestry mett at the Chappel ye 9th Day of Septt 1705:
Present
Coll Thomas Pollock
John Ardern Esqr
Wm Duckenfield Esqr
Capt Thomas Luten
Mr John Blount
Mr Nicholas Crisp
Mr Wm Banbury
Mr Nathl Chevin
Mr Edward Smithwick
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Mr Henry Gerrard presenting himself to the Vestry as a minister of the Gospel and he having the Honoble Deputy Govrs approbation is received by the Vestry into this precinct and the Said Mr. Henry Gerrard declaring that by Reason of the great Distance betwixt this precinct and pequimins and the Dirtyness of the Roads he is not able to Serve in the two precincts, and therefore is willing to attend in this precinct wholy and decline his Intentions of Serving in pequimins.

And the Church Wardens for and in Behalf of the Vestry do undertake to pay to the aforesaid Mr Henry Gerrard thirty pounds per annum at the Law directs besides these Voluntary Subscriptions hereafter mentioned to which the Several persons have Subscribed Vizt—

£.
s
d
Coll Thomas Pollock
5:
0:
0
Wm Duckenfield Esqr
4:
0:
0
John Ardern Esqr
3:
0:
0
Mr. Edwd Moseley
5:
0:
0
Capt. Thomas Luten
1:
0:
0
Mr. Nicholas Crisp
1:
5:
0
Mr. Edward Smithwick
1:
0:
0
Mr. John Blount
1:
0:
0
Mr. Wm Banbury
0:
8:
0
Mr. Nathl Chevin
1:
0:
0
John Wheatly
0:
10:
0
Richard Rose
0:
10:
0
John Linnington
0:
15:
0
Capt David Henderson
0:
20:
0
Henry Bonner
0:
10:
0
£25:
8:
0

It is agreed that a third part of the thirty pounds be levied and raised in the precinct in December next.

And the Vestry agrees to meet the 15th of December next.