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Minutes of the Vestry of St. Paul's Parish, Chowan Precinct
St. Paul's Parish (Chowan Precinct)
May 11, 1708
Volume 01, Pages 680-681

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

At a Vestry met at the Chappel on Tuesday the 11th Day of May 1708.
Wm Duckenfield Esqr
Edward Moseley Esqr
Mr Edward Smithwick
Capt Thomas Luten
Mr Nicholas Crisp
Mr Wm Banbury
Mr Thomas Garret
John Ardern, Esqr
Mr John Blount

Mr. Nicholas Crisp being present and refusing to perform the Office of Church Warden——

Ordered that he pay his Fine pursuant to the act and that Mr Thomas Garret be Church Warden in his room.

It having this day been debated for the better encouragement of a Minister (for this precinct only) which is the most proper place to purchase for a Glebe it's unanimously agreed upon that the plantation now belonging to Mr Frederick Jones whereon the church now stands, is the fittest place can be thought on for that use: the tract of Land in Quantity containing five hundred acres.

It is therefore the humble Request of the Vestry that Edward Moseley Esqr (having now business into Virginia) will please to treat with Mr Frederick Jones concerning the purchase of the said Land and agree

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with him for the same, provided he exceed not an Hundred pounds in Country Commodities.

Ordered that the Church Wardens endeavour to have the pulpit finished with all possible Speed as likewise the Desk and what other things belong to it as likewise to have the Church floor laid with Brick, but upon further Debate of the matter its agreed upon that the Floor shall be laid with plank as being the cheapest and most expeditious way of having it done.

There appearing upon the Adjousting of Mr John Blount's and Mr Nathaniel Chevin's account to the Vestry on the Eighteenth of April last. Mr Chevin remains Debtor to the public—£1 : sh19 : d2

Ordered that the Said £1 : s19 : d2 be paid to Mrs Mary Blount in part of forty shillings due to her by a former order.

Ordered that the Vestry meet at the Chapell the following Day to our next precinct court.