The Vestry Book and Register of Bristol Parish, Virginia, 1720-1789 (Google eBook)

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Priv. print. [by W.E. Jones], 1898 - Registers of births, etc - 419 pages
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found some records of my parsons wrong too

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I found some birth dates I had never seen on the Gilliams.

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Page 72 - The agreement referred to in this order appears in the Vestry Book, pages 72 & 73, as follows: "Order'd that a Church be built of Brick on Wellses Hill to be 60 foot by 25 foot in the Clear and 15 foot to the spring of the Arch from the floor which is to be at least 18 Inches above the highest part of the ground 3 Bricks thick to the water table and 2...
Page 72 - Bricks thick to the water table and 2^ after wards to the plate, the roof to be fram'd according to a Scheme now before us, the Isle to be 6 foot wide Lay'd with white Bristol Stone, galerey at the west end as long as the peer will admitt a window in the same as big as the pitch will admit.
Page 165 - The result of the conference held by the representatives of the three parishes was embodied in the following report taken from the record of the minutes of the vestry meeting held at the Brick Church February 23rd, 1757: "At a meeting of the members appointed by the Respective Parishes of Bristol, Martins brandon and Bath as a Committee to Consider of the best and most proper method for Building a Poors House at the Joint Expence of the said Parishes It is the opinion of this Committee that a...
Page 98 - Vestry yesterday Evening declared that he did not understand the order of Vestry that day made for receiving him as Minister of this Parish on the Terms therein mentioned altho entered in his presence & with his approbation & now insisting on Twenty Pounds p Ann in lieu of a Glebe which he with some warmth, said he thought he merrited; & without such Allowance would not stay, thereupon the Church wardens...
Page 146 - Cornish the Same as the present, Square Ceiling, a Door in the South End of the Addition, the present South Door to be shut up, and another Window and a pew Added in its place. The whole to be done Strong, and workmanlike in the Best plain manner, to be finished by the First day of July 1754. Also the Church to be walled in with a Brick Wall of one and a half Brick thick Five Foot from the highest part of the Ground to the Top of the Copeing, Length from East to West One hundred and Sixty Feet, from...
Page 166 - Children of the said Parishes in Reading, Writing and Arithmetic at the joint Expence of the said Parishes, and Uniting the same to the said Poorshouse Under such Rules, Orders and Directions as shall be most just and proper for perfecting so useful and Charitable a Work, And in Order to facilitate the obtaining such Act to propose that the said Vestries should unite in opening Subscriptions that the Rich & Opulent & all other well disposed people may have an opportunity of Contributing towards so...
Page 70 - Ordred that a new Church be built of Brick on Wellses Hill for the Conveniency of this Parish Sixty foot long and twenty-five foot Wide in the Clear Eighteen foot Pitch with Compass Sealing and Compass windows the Isle Eight foot wide Laid with Portland stone or Bristol marble Sash Glass Covered first with Inch Plank Ciphir'd and a Coat of hart Cipruss or pine Shingles % of an inch thick at the lower End nailed on foalding Shuttors of windscut for the windows...
Page 209 - March then next coming, when such processioning shall be made in every precinct, and also to appoint at least two intelligent, honest free-holders of every precinct, to see such processioning performed, and take and return to the vestry an account of every person's land they shall procession, and of the persons present at the same...
Page 165 - This committee having taken under their most consideration the unhappy and indeed miserable circumstances of the many poor orphans and other poor children, inhabitants of the said parishes, whose parents are utterly unable to give them any education and being desirous.
Page 252 - Parochial Debt, in Money. And by the Restrained Laid on Exports, By publick Consent, The Parishoners are Precluded of the Election which the Law Had Giveing them, in paying their Due's in Tobo or Money. It is Determined by Vestry That the Ministers Salary Shall be Estimated at One Hundred And Forty...

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