St Dionis Backchurch Parish:
Minutes of Parish Vestries

24th May 1759 - 19th December 1800

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Image 132 of 45513th December 1769

Constables and Inquest Men for the year ensuing

Ward Officer

Ordered that John Reynolds< no role > Esqr . be allowed to
pass over the Officers of Constable and Inquest Man
Upon paying the Fine of Fourteen Pounds.

Council Men

Then Mr. George Maynard< no role > , Mr. William Chesson< no role >
Mr. James Hebert< no role > . Mr. William Lem< no role > , and John
Reynolds Esqr. were severally put in Nomination and
Ordered to be return'd to the Wardmote for Common
Council Men for the year ensuing.

Fine for
Ward office

Mr. James Hebert< no role > then Moved that the Fine for
Ward Offices should be raised: which after much
debate was Carried in the Affirmative. And two Sums
were thereupon proposed, to wit, the Sum of Twenty
Pounds by Mr. Hebert, and the Sum of Fourteen Pounds
five shillings by Mr. James Allen< no role > , and both being
Seconded, the Question was put, Whether the Ward
Fine should be raised to Twenty Pounds, or Fourteen
Pounds five shillings only, and Mr. Church Warden
Chesson declared there was a great Majority for raising
the Ward Fine to Twenty Pounds. It was therefore
Ordered that the Fine for Ward Offices be Raised to the
said Sum of Twenty Pounds.

Mr. Robt. Crafton< no role > then Moved that the Resolve of this
Meeting for raising the Ward Fine as aforesaid should
be laid before the next Precinct Meeting for Confirmation
And Mr. Reynolds added, that when the Notices were
issued to the Inhabitants for such next Meeting, there
should be under wrote to the effect, that it would be then
determined, whether the said Order for raising the
Ward Fine should stand Confirmed. Which was
directed accordingly.

Then Mr. Church Warden Chesson Adjourn'd the
Meeting, untill another Summons should be sent out

Nl. Andrews Vestry Cl.

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