At a Vestry hold at the uper Church of St. Peter’s parish this 28 day of April, 1692.

PRESENT:

Mr. Jacob Ware minister.
Mr. James Moss, Mr. Wm. Bassett, Mr. Tho. Smith. Mr. John Parks, Mr. Corn’l Dabboni, Mr. Jno. Roper.
Capt. Matt. Page, Mr. Hen. Wyatt, Church wardens.

It is ordered by this present vestry yt Capt. Joseph Foster & Mr. James Mos do offiate as Church wardens of this parish two whole years from this present time acccording to a former Costom of this vestrie upon the petti. Of Thomas Kerby to be Levy free & ye s’d Kerby having appeared to this vestrie that his is free from publique & County Levy. It is therefore ordered by this present vestry yt henseforward yt s’d Thomas Kerby pay no parish Levy.

Reg’d pr me CHARLES TURNER, Clk of Vestrie.
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At a Vestry hold at the house of Capt. John Lydall on ye behalf of ye St. Peter’s Parish on this 20th day of December, 1692.
Mr. Jacob Ware, Minister.
Capt. Jno. Lyddall, Mr. David Craford, Mr. Thos. Smith, Mr. John Roper, Mr. Corn. Daboni, Mr. Hen. Wyatt, Mr. Gideon Macon, Mr. John Parker, Mr. Wm. Bassett.
Capt. Jos. Foster, Mr. James Moss, Church wardens.
St. Peter’s parish Debtor to this following Charge, viz:

  Tobb,
To Mr. Jacob Ware minister w’th Casque & Convense. 12000
To Chas. Turner Clk of ye parish & Sexton of ye lower  
Church with Casque & Conveniense 2250
To Edward Clark Sexton of ye uper Church 0250
To Charles Turner for ye washing ye Communion Cloath & Surplice  
& scousing ye plate 0150
To Capt. Joseph Foster for * * & Commu. Wine 0385
To. Capt. Batthorst Acct of Mr. Winn Edward for * * upon ye  
Dividing of two parishes 0250
To Mr. James Moss pr Acct being Church warden 0140
To Capt. Matt Page as by Acct for Comu. Wine 0150
To Mr. Jno. Lightfoot ye keeping & bording a lame woman as  
by agreement with Mr. Waytt Church warden 0550
To Mr. Wm. Bassett w’ch should have been raised in ye year 1689 0091
To Rich. Cox for making a window frame for ye lower Church  
behind ye pupitt & finding nails & for ye glass 0050
To Richard Scrugg for keeping Mary Fisher being a poor child  
& for finding it Cloathes as per notiace 1200
To Mr. Gideon Macon for Charges about a Deed of Sale concerning  
Ye land belonging to the uper Church 0055
To Mr. Wyatt as by Accto 900 Lbs. Of Tobb. He having allowed  
His deed and being 406 remain Due 0507
To Rowland Foster for keeping Susana Barnes one whole year  
& finding Cloathes 1200
To Geo. Bradby for keeping John Bhadshow four months & one  
Day & burying him 0433
To Lyonell Morriss for keeping ye widow foulkner one year 1000
To Wm. Millington for keeping Eliz. Green about five months & boarding her 0500
To Robt. Sporlock for keeping Thos. Rodge & Burying him 0300
To Mabell Wood Widow towards her maintance 0500
To Chas. Turner for ye clearing wood round ye lower Church this present year 0050
To Steph. Crump for a pair of Doftailes 0040
  22051
To Cask for 22051 lbs. Tobb. At 8 pesent . . . . . . . 1764 1764
To Cask for 500 lbs of Tobb. To be paid by Mr. * * . . . 40 40
To Conven’e for ye Minister & * * . . . . . . . . . . . 855 855
To Soll for * * * . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1235 1235
  25945

To remain in the Church wardens hands to give an Acct at the laying of ye next Levy
0031 3/4 lbs. Tob

It is ordered by this psent vestry yt Capt. Joseph Foster & Mr. James Moss Church wardens do collect 50 Lbs & 1/4 of Tob. From Each Tithable to defray ye above Charge.

It is ordered yt Chrles Turner doe offiate as Clk of this parish sexton of the lower Church this ensuing year & to be allowed at ye rate of 2250 Lbs. of tobacco and Cask convenient pr annum.

It is ordered yt Mabell Wood widow be allowed after ye rate of two hundred pounds of Tob. & Cask yearly doeing ye vestry pleasure.

It is ordered yt Mr. Warkman be allowed after ye rate of one thousand pounds of Tob. Cask pr year for keeping yr widow faulkner this ensuing year & to be paid at ye laying of ye next Levy.

Whereas it appeared to this vestry yt Thomas Jackson did take his sister Mrs. Green into his Care and first brought her into this parish. It is ordered by this vestry yt ye s’d Jackson do keep this parish harmless of all trouble & Charge yt may Arise by this said Eliza. Green & to reimburse this parish five hundred pounds of Tob. & Cask paid to William Millington for his Care in looking after & bording her ye s’d Eliz. Green & yt ye Church wardens are ordered to take care yt ye same be effectually done.

It is ordered yt ye Church wardens do take Care to secure ye tobacco to this parish by bill from Sam’l Bogg being by a fine according to law. In obedience to a late act of Asssmbly made at James City 1691 yt each vestry deivded their parish into & certain precincts to so mark ye bounds of last man’s land some time between ye month of September & ye last of March. It is therefore ordered yt ye do give out orders to ye severall precincts as has been formerly divided by this vestry.

Benjamin Bolsly being appointed Surveyor of the high way do in ye place & stead of Mr. Geo. Pargitor & making his Survey to this vestry for help. It is therefore ordered yt he have all the Tithables on ye south side of the road from Mattodequin Creek up to Capt. Page’s mill to board & make good ye s’d Roade according.

Registered p me, CHARLES TURNER, Clk Vest’y.

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At a Vestry hold at ye house of Mr. James Moss on ye behalf of St. Peter’s parish this 8th day of Mars 1692-3.

PRESENT:

Capt. Matt. Page, Mr. David Craford, Mr. Thom. Smith, Mr. Jno. Roper, Mr. Gideon Macon, Mr. Hen. Wyatt, Mr. Corn’l Dabboni, Mr. John Parks, vestrymen.

Capt. Jos. Foster, Mr. James Moss, Church wardens.

Whereas Mr. Jacob Ware late minister of this parish did at ye Vestry hold ye 20th day of December, 1692, desire a presentation to his Excell. to be minister of this parish w’ch proposistion did likewise ye vestry and ye vestry now having made and confirmed ye same therefore order Capt. Jos. Foster & Mr. James Moss Church wardens doe request Mr. Jacob Ware to accompany them to his Ex. & to whose ye Church wardens are ordered and desired in the behalf of this vestry to go to his Excell. yt ye said Mr. Jacob Ware may be restored to this parish w’th an induction to be our minister.

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At a vestry held at the house of Mr. James Moss on ye behalf of St. Peter’s parish this 25th day October, 1693.

Mr. Jacob Ware minister.
Capt. Jno. Lydall, Mr. Henry Wyatt, Mr. Geo. Smith, Mr. Wm. Bassett, Mr. Con’l Dabboni, Mr. Jno. Parks, Vestrymen.
Capt. Jo Foster, Mr. James Moss, Church wardens.
St. Peter’s parish Dr. to this following Charge

To Mr. Jacob Ware w’th Casq’t Considering two months wanting  
in paying & sd Mr. Ward acc’t one agt ye other 12720
To Chas Turner as Clk of this parish & Sexton of ye Lower Church 2385
To Edward Clark, Sexton of ye uper Church 250
To Mrs. Butts for keeping Margaret Swanson & her Bastard child  
Sixty-eight days 680
To Jon. Giles for keeping Margaret Swanson & child 11 days & Other attendance 175
To. Rich’d Scruggs for keeping Mary Fisher after ye rate of  
one thousand pounds of Tob. P’r year & p*** 1034
To Wm. Booth for keeping ye Widdow Davis two months after ye rate  
of one thousand pounds of Tob. P’r year 167
To Mr. Rob’t Napier for keeping ye widdow faulkner and for some  
things she hath had as p Acc’t after ye rate of 1000 Lbs. Tob.  
P’r year, according to a former order of this to Mr. Warsman 1160
To Benj. Bulkly as by agreement & Acc’t for paling in ye Uper Church 2700
To Capt. Matt Page as p Acc’t 1896
To Mr. Jas. Moss as Church Warden p’r Acct 940
To Wm. Daniell for falling and removing two trees from ye uper Church 0025
To Chas. Turner for laying of Lower Church Alley 0060
To. Capt. Foster for two bottles of wine for A Communion at ye  
Rate of a penny p pound for Tob. 0060
To Mabel Wood, widdow, towards her maintanance 0500
To Capt. Foster & Mr. Moss for their expense James Towne  
concerning ye presenting of Mr. Ware in order to his induction  
according to a former order, they giving an Acc’t next Levy 01000
To Jo’n Webb for Clearing round ye uper Church yard & burning  
ye leaves to secure ye same this present year 0050
To Chas. Turner for clearing room ye lower Church to secure ye same 0050
To Capt. Lyddall for a Case to secure ye Register Book 0060
To Thomas Miller p agreement w’th ye Church warden for carrying  
Margaret Swanson’s child from Mrs. Butts to Mr. Moss’s house 0030
To Casks for 25944 lb. Of Tob. At 8 p’ct is 2075
To Ditt. For 28019 of tob. At 5 p’ct is 1400
  29419
CR.  
By 539 Tithables at 55 lbs of Tob. P polo is 29645
To remain in ye Church wardens’ hands to give an acc’t 00226
At ye laying of ye next Levy 00183
By Samuel Waddy  
By what remains in ye Church warden’s hands last year 031 3/4
  00440

It is ordered y’t Capt. John Lyddall, high Sheriff of New Kent, Co. do collect 55 lbs. Of Tob. From each Tithable in this parish for defraying the above charges, aking payments to ye severall creditors & give an acc’t of ye same at ye next vestry.

It is ordered y’t Capt. John Lyddall do collect from four Tithables belonging to Geo. Pargior according to w’ch is raised p polo they not being in the list of Tithables.

It is ordered that Capt. Joseph Foster ye Bill of ye Sam’l Bugg into the hands of Capt. Jno Lddall & y’t he take care to review ye same & render an Acc’t thereof at ye laying the next Levy.

Registered. CHARLES TURNER, Clk of Vestry.
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At a Vestry hold at ye house of Mr. James Moss on ye behalf of St. peter’s parish this 1st day of May, 1694.

PRESENT:

Mr. Jacob Ware, Minister.
Mr. Thos. Smith, Capt. Matt. Page, Mr. Gideon Macon, Capt. Jo’n Lyddall, Mr. David Craford, Mr. Jno. Roper, Mr. Jo’n Parks, Mr. Hen. Wyatt, Vestryman.
Mr. James Moss, Church warden.

It is ordered by this present vestry y’t Capt. John Lyddall & Mr. John Parks do offiate as Church wardens of this parish two years ensuing ye date of this present vestry according t a former order & * * *

Mary Fisher, an orphant child, having been a Charge to this parish for some time past, & Mr. Jacob Ware offering to this vestry for some time past, & Mr. Jacob Ware offering to this vestry to have ye s’d orphant bound to him thro’ vestry considering ye same, do, therefore order y’t ye Church wardens doe bind yesame orphant to Mr. Ware according to law.

It is ordered y’t Mr. William Clopton do have lawfull noatise of ye next vestry, he being chosen & elected as vestryman in ye Room & stead of Mr. Cornelius Dabboni, Deas’d.

This vestry understanding y’t Mr. John Bouston, late of this parish, in his last will & Testament did bequeath some part of his estate to ye use of this parish. It is, therefore, ordered y’t James Austin doe bring ye s’d will to ye next vestry whereby ye s’d vestry may be sattisfied y’t ye Case may be take on thereof.

Registered. CHARLES TURNER, Clk of Vestry.
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At a vestry hold at ye house of Mr. James Moss on the behalf of St. Peter’s Parish this 2nd day of Octob’r, 1694.

PRESENT:

Mr. Jacob Ware, Capt. Joseph Foster, Capt. Matt, Page, Mr. James Moss, Mr. Da. Craford, Mr. Jo’n Roper, Mr. Wm. Bassett.
Capt. Jo’n Lyddall, Mr. Jn’n Parks, Church wardens.
St. Peter’s Parish, Dr., to ye following Charge:

To Mr. Jacob Ware, minister 12720
To Charles Turner as Clk of this Parish 2120
To Jo’n Webb as sexton of ye uper Church 0250
To Jo’n Webb for clearing about ye Church, to secure ye same 0050
To Jo’n Hillton as Sexton of ye Lower Church 0250
To Jo’n Hillton for clearing about ye Church, to secure ye same 0050
To M. Rob’t Napier for keeping ye widdow Faulkner one whole year 01000
To Mabell Wood, widdow, for her year’s maintanance 00500
To Mr. Curteen for keeping William Wittin 8 days & burying him 00400
To Capt. Page for Communion Wine 00060
To Mr. James Mos as Church warden as p acc’t 00160
To Mr. Wyatt for Communion Wine 00060
To Capt. Foster for Delinq’t Tithables in ye year 1691 0037
To Charles Turner for ye washing ye Surplice & commu: Cloathe,  
Scouring ye plate being usually allowed 00150
To Mr. Jacob Ware for Cloathes for Mary Fisher, an orph’t 00153
  17960
Cr. Pd fine laid on Mary Turber 01332
By w’h laying in Church wardens hands 00440
  16187 1/4
To Casq’s for 16187 of Tob at 8 p cent, is 01294
To Ball. For 17589 1/4 of Tob. At 5 p cent, is 00874
  18355 1/4
By 534 Tithables at 35 lbs. Of Tob. P’r polo 18690
To remaine in ye Church wardens’ hands to give an acc’t  
at ye laying of ye next levy 335

It is ordered y’t ye Church wardens do Collect 35 Lbs. Of Tob. From each Tithable in this parish to defray ye above Charge making payment to ye severalle Credit’s and render an acc’t of ye same at ye next vestry.

It is ordered y’t Tho. Mimb be allowed for keeping ye widdow Faulkner this ensuing year after ye rate of 1000 lbs. Of Tob. & Cask.

It is ordered that ye Church wardens take Care in receiving ye fine due from Mr. Macon Concerning Rich’d Rhodes & his servant woman and render an acc’t thereof at ye next vestry.

It is ordered that ye Church wardens take Care to take out A Copy of Bouster’s Will & present ye same soe far as ye parish * * lye therein.

Whereas divers of ye parishoners have so petitioned to this vestry y’t course may be taken with some persons for their mis.

It is, therefore, ordered y’t ye Church Wardens doe take care demeanors at ye Church in ye time of Divine service.

to give in their presentments agt all such persons for ye future yt they may be proceeded against according to law.

Registered pr me CHARLES TURNER, Clk of ye vestry.
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At a vestry hold at ye house of Mr. James Moss in ye behalf of St. Peter’s parish octob’r ye 10, 1695.

PRESENT:

Mr. Jacob Ware, Mr. James Moss, Mr. Thomas Smith, Mr. David Craford, Mr. Hen. Wyatt, Mr. Jo’n Roper, Mr. Wm Clopton, vestrymen.
Mr. John Parks, Church warden.

ST. PETER’S PARISH, Dr., to ye following Charge:

To Mr. Jacob Ward, Minister 12721
To Chas. Turner as Clk of ye parish 2120
To Jo’n Webb as Sexton of ye uper Church 250
To Jo’n Hillton for clearing about ye Church to secure the same 50
To Mr. Job Howes p acc’t of Ch. Fees for persons summoned to  
ye Court p ye Church wardens 40
To Jno. Webb, Sexton of ye yper Church for clearing abot ye same 50
dens’ order 40
To Mr. William Clopton for 4 summons pr ye Church war- * * * * 250
To Thomas Wingfield for keeping Hanah Ross’ child one year 1000
To Mr. Parks as Church warden for Acc’t for W. Pedley  
for having a bastard child 150
To Thos. Wingfield p acc’t of charge for Hanah Ross’ child 71
To William Walker for acc’t paid to ye widdow Faulkner &  
To Mary Gibson upon acc’t drawn by ye Church wardens 208
To Jos. Gibbs pr acc’t for ye care of Boe wounded by ye Indians 2000
To Edward Burnett for keeping Gulshell 8 weeks & burying him 350
To Mr. David Craford as by acc’t for Cloathing of Rich.: Boe  
& some lining to Edward Burnet for Thos. Gulshell 558
To Mabel Wood, widow, for her maintanence 500
To Thomas Gibson for keeping a bastard child a year and a half 1500
To Thomas Minne for keeping ye widow Faulkner one whole year 1000
To Thomas Minne for one pair of shoes for ye widow Faulkner 00040
  22897
To Casq’s for 22897 Lbs Tob. a 8 p cent., is 1831
To Sall for 24728 Lbs Tob. a 5 p cent., is 1236
  25964
CRE’T  
By tobacco in Capt. Lyddall’s hands ye half year 335 1/4
By 538 Tithables at 48 Lbs. Of Tob. pr polo 25824
By 538 Tithables at 48 Lbs. Of Tob. pr polo 25824
To lie in ye Church warden’s hands to give an acc’t  
at ye laying of ye next levy 186

It is ordered that ye Church wardens doe collect 48 Lbs. Of Tob. from each Tithable in the parish to defray ye above Charge, making payments to the severall Creditors & render an acc’t of ye same at ye next vestry.

Registered est CHARLES TURNER, Clk of ye vestry.
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At a Vestry hold at ye Lower Church of St. Peter’s Parish, on the behalf of ye s’d parish this 5 day of Jan’y, 1695.

PRESENT:

Mr. Jacob Ware, minister.
Mr. James Moss, Mr. Thos. Smith, Mr. Gideon Macon, Mr. Hen. Wyatt, Mr. Jo’n Roper, Mr. Wm. Clopton.
Mr. John Parks, Church warden.

Whereas, Mr. Jacob Ware was inducted as minister of this parish, and for some time ye Induction did soe remain, and now publishing & declaring his intention of leaving this parish, & upon a motion of this vestry toward considering ye s’d Induction, he doth utterly renounce & lay downe ye same as never hereafter to take any advantage ov any person by from or under him any ways relating to ye same, and yt this parish have full and free liberty to provide a minister to serve ye sd parish as fully & freely as though no such thing as an induction had ever been and doth likewise now surrender up to ye Church wardens in ye behalf of this parish ye Church belongings thereto, and this vestry doth descard Mr. Jacob Ware hath fully effiated for in Tob. hath been raised for him by the parish.

Registered per CHARLES TURNER, Clk of ye vestry
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At a vestry hold at ye Lower Church of S’n’t Peter’s parish on ye behalf of ye s’d parish this 10th day of Aprill, 1696.

Capt. Jo. Foster, Capt. Matt Page, Mr. Jas Moss, Mr. Thos. Smith, Mr. Hen. Wyatt, Mr. Will Bassett, Mr. John Roper, Mr. Thos. Smith, Mr. Gideon Macon, Church wardens.

It is ordered yt Mr. Gideon Macon & Mr. William Clopton doe officate as Church wardens of this parish two years ensuing ye date hereof in ye Room & Stead of Capt. John Lyddall & Mr. John Parks, who have officiated ye time aforesaid.

Capt. Matt. Page acquainting this vestry of ill rec * * * * of ye being removed out of this parish and County. It is therefore ordered yt Mr. John Lewis be appointed as a vestryman in ye Room & Stead of ye s’d Capt. Page, ye s’d Mr. Lewis being present at this vestry.

It is ordered yt ye Church wardens doe make application to his Excellency concerning a minister for this parish being now vacant. This Parish being vacant of a minister & ye vestry considering ye necessity and want thereof did request Mr. Monrowe hath agreed & doth promise to offisiate at ye uper Church ye first Sunday after Easter next, & yt day three weeks at this Lower Church in ye afternoon & so to continue untill this parish be provided with a minister; it is, therefore ordered yt ye Church wardens take Care to provide yt ye S’d Mr. Monrowe may have passage over ye River on those particular days aforementioned.

Registered pr CHARLES TURNER, Clk vestry.
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At a Vestry hold at ye uper Church of St. Peter’s Parish in ye behalf of this s’d parish this 16 day of November, 1696.

Capt. Joseph Foster, Capt. Jo’n Lyddall, Mr. James Moss, Mr. Thos. Smith, Mr. David Craford, Mr. Jo’n Lewis, Mr. Hen. Wyatt, Mr. Jo’n Parks, Mr. Wm. Bassett.

Mr. Wm. Clopton, Church Warden.

Whereas, Mr. Nicholas Moreau hath been recommeded by his Excell. and Mr. Camesery unto this parish and appearing to this vestry as a minister fully qualified this parish being vacant of a minister and ye vestry being desirous of ye advancement of God’s Glory & ye continuance of ye Sacred function in this parish do therefore in ye behalfe of ye s’d Parish Covneant agree w’th ye s’d Mr. Moreau to offiate as minister thereof for this ensuing year from ye day and date of this present vestry & he ye s‘d Mr. Moreau do offiate one Sunday at ye one Church and ye other Sunday at ye other as other ministers have done heretofore, and to be allowed for ye same according to law, but if not well understood by this parish then by agreement this parish to be at their liverty at ye expiration of ye afores’d year.

CHARLES TURNER, Clk of Vestry.
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At a vestry held at ye uper Church of Snt. Peters Parish in ye behalf of ye s’d parish this 16th day of November, 1696.

PRESENT:

Mr. Nicholas Moreau, minister
Capt. Joseph Foster, Mr. Jno Lewis, Capt. Jo’n Lyddall, Mr. Hen. Wyatt, Mr. James Moss, Mr. Jo’n Parke, Mt. Thos. Smith, Mr. Wm. Bassett, Mr. Daniel Craford.
Mr. Wm. Clopton, Church warden.

St. Peter’s Prish, Dr. to ye following Charge:

To Mr. Monroe, minister for nine sermons at 250 Lbs of Tob pr serm 2250
To Charles Turner as Clerk of this parish 2120
To Idem for serving extraordinary when no minister 250
To Jo’n Webb as sexton of ye uper Church 250
To Idem for clearing around ye s’d Church to secure ye same 50
To Jo’n Hilton, Sexton of ye lower Church 250
To Thos. Wingfield for keeping Hanah Ross’ child 1 year &  
for finding same necessarys 1075
To John Giles for keeping Rich’ Bowe who was wounded p ye Indians 2750
To Mabell Wood Widdow for her maintanence 500
To Mr. Job Howes for lb feed concerning Eliza Pedly’s having a  
bastard child 110
To Jo’n Gunton for three bush’ll Indian Corn delivered  
to Anthony Burruss 60
To Thom. Minns for keeping ye widdow faulkner 1 year & providing  
her a pr of Shoes as per acct 1040
To Tho. Gibson for keeping a Bastard Child 10 months & a half 850
To Mr. Jo’n Lightfoot for keeping Anna Chapman 14 mon’s &  
for * * trouble with her 1450
To Jon Hilton for mending some pews & pales abo’t ye lower Church &  
fetching Mr. Monrowe once over ye River with Mr. Littlepage’s overseer 110
To Capt. Lyddall pr acct for delinq’t Tithables & goods for  
cloathing Rich’d Bowe wounded by Indians 855
To James Nees for himself & two horses going w’th Mr. Moreau minister 0150
  14270
To Casq’s for 14370 lbs. Tob’o at 8 p Ct. is 1149
To Sall’r for 15519 lbs. Tob. at 5 p Ct. is 775
  16294
By 541 Tithables at 30 lbs. Tob’r p polo is 16230
To be repaid ye Church wardens at ye laying of ye next levy  
being now wanting 64
Totall 16294

It is ordered yt ye Church wardens do take Care to collect from each date Tithable person in this parish, 30 lbs. Of Tob. For ye defraying of ye above Charge & to make payment to ye severall persons unto whom it is proportioned.

It is ordered yt ye Church wardens take Care to receive ye moyete of ye fine due from Mr. Gideon Macon concerning Rich. Rhodes & his servant woman & render an acct. thereof at ye next vestry.

Whereas Anthony Burrass of this parish is stricken blind & his wife is very ancient by what means they are incapable of getting their living & that ye s’d Anthony addressing himself to this vestry for a maintanence.

It is therefore ordered yt ye Church wardens forthwith cause ye s’d Anthony Burros to convey over unto them for ye use of this parish forever his plantation, Cattle, horses & hoggs & yt there be allowed to each of them five hundred pounds of Tob. Casq’s for their maintanence during their or either of their natural lives or till he may be recovered of his eve sight.

It is ordered yt ye Church wardens take care as soon as may be binde out Hanah Ross’s child now at Thomas Wingfield’s to any person that shall be willing to take ye same according to law.

It is orderd yt ye Church wardens forthwith endeavour to find out some person yt may take & keep Anna Chapman now at Mr. Lightfoot’s house at as little Charge to ye parish as they can.

It is ordered yt the Church wardens doe by the first opportunity Return his Excell. Humble thanks for his Care & kindness in Recommending to this parish a minister.

Mary ye wife of William Leah declaring to this vestry yt her husband aforesaid is willing to keep Richard Bowe this ensuing year and Mr. Tho. Smith assume yt what shee did declare her s’d husband would performe. It is therefore ordered yt Wm. Leah do keep ye s’d Richard Bowe this ensuing year ye vestry finding him Cloathes during ye s’d time & ye s’d Leah to be allowed after ye rate of foure hundred pounds of Tob. & casq p year.

Jeffery Daniel making appear to this vestry yt he is discharged for paying any Publique or County levy p order of Coort. It is likewise ordered by this present vestry yt ye s’d Jeffery Daniel pay noe parish levy for ye future.

Sam’ll Buggs Bill was this day delivered to Mr. Wm. Clopton

Church warden to receive and give acct. of at ye laying ye next levy.

Registered p order of vestry p CHARLES TURNER, Cl. of ye vestry.
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At a vestry held at ye house of Mr. Wm. Bassett on ye behalf of S’nt Peter’s parish this 19th day of Jan’y 169*

Mr. Nicholas Moreau, minister.
Capt. Joseph Foster, Mr. Hen. Wyatt, Capt. Jo’n Lyddall, Mr. Wm. Bassett, Mr. James Moss, Mr. Jo’n Roper, Mr. John Parke, vestrymen.
Mr. Wm. Clopton, church warden.

Whereas this vestry did upon ye presentation of Mr. Nicholas Moreau, minister on ye 16th day of November last past agree with ye s’d Mr. Moreau as minister of this parish and to offiate ye ensuing year from ye date aforesaid and yt s’d Mr. Moreau having considered ye afores’d agreem’t and finding many disadvantages yt may attend to him in ye performing ye same did appoint a vestry, ye which vestry have accordingly met & ye s’d Moreau acquainting this vestry his desire to returne for England & therefore to be acquitted from ye afores’d agreement. This vestry doe consent to ye same if it be Mr. Moreau’s pleasure so to doe or other way or to continue minister as afores’d Mr. Henry Wyatt assuming to this vestry yt he will pay unto Mr. Moreau wt. Tob. is due to him from this parish for ye time of his offiating in this parish, And this vestry hath promise to repay to s’d Mr. Wyatt at ye laying of ye next levy ye w’ch paying Mr. Moreau doth like and request.

Registered p CHARLES TURNER, Clk. Vestry.
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St. Peter’s Prish at a Vestry held at the house of Mr. Gideon Macon this 18th day of Dec’r 1697.

PRESENT:

Capt. Joseph Foster, Mr. Thomas Smith.
Capt. John lyddall, Mr. John Lewis, Mr. James Moss, Mr. Will. Bassett.
Mr. Gideon Macon, Church warden.

Charles Turner, late Clerk of this Vestry, being dead William Clopton in his stead to offiate in his place and to have the same allowance the late Clerk had.

Capt. Thomas Bray is elected to be one of the vestry of this parish in place and stead of Will Clopton who was this day chosen Clark of the vestry & requested to be at the next vestry to take the oath according to Law & that the Clark give him notice thereofe.

St. Peter’s Parish, Dr.

To Nicholas Moreau, minister, 16000 Comm’t 800 168000
To Charles Turner, Late Clerk 2289
To John Hilton, Sexton of the Lower Church 270
To Idem for Clearing about the Church 54
To John Webb, Sexton of the uper Church 270
To Id for Clearing ab’t y’d Church & wash ye Surplis 108
To Robert Walker p acct. of Smith’s work 150
To Anto. Burrows for himselfe and wife’s maintainance but to Lye in  
the Church warden’s hands for his use. Severall payments taken out 540
To Edm. Bedford for keep Eliz. wimsherfers Child Six wekes 270
To Idem for fees ab’t Pedley 15
To Capt. Lancelott Bathurst for the fees 30
To Mr. Job Howes for Clark’s fees 173
To John Lightfoot, Esq. P acct. regulated 847
To Mr. Hen’e Wyatt for Cloathes for ye wid. Faulkner 292
To Thom. Mims for keeping ye wid. Faulkner one year 1080
To Idem for one pr Shooes for her 30
To Capt. John Lyddall for Rellfe of Anth. Burrows 540
To Macon & Clopton, Church wardens p acct. for Antho. Burrows 1188
To Mr. Macon balance of an acct 15
To Will' Clopton p acct. as Church warden 65
To Mabell wood, widow 540
To will’e Leake for keeping Hen’e Bow one year 432
To Sallery for 25662 at 5 p Cent 1283
  27491
P. Centra. P. Cap’ John Lyddall paid Edmond Badford for six weeks  
nursing two children 0270
p Mr. Nicho. Morean for is servant woman’s find 540
P Capt. Lyddall for 1/2 Perdy’s find 270
P Wm. Clopton upon the moyetee of a find Rec’d of Mr. Macon,  
p Serv’t and overseer 1512
p 575 Tithables at 42 Lbs. Tobacco p polo 24150
p Capt’ Lancelot Bathurst for Deposits to b’d showed him in the next Levy 749
  27491

Registered p. Wm. Clopton, Clk Vestry.
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St. Peter’s Parish At a Vestry held at the uper Church the 14th June, 1698.

PRESENT:

Capt. Joseph Foster, Mr. Hen. Wyatt, Mr. Jno. Roper, Mr. Wm. Bassett, Mr. James Moss, Mr. Dan Crawford, Mr. Jno. Parke, Capt’ Tho. Bray, vestrymen
Mr. Gideon Macon, Church warden.

Mr. Gideon Macon, Mr.Thomas Bray and Mr. John Roper the oaths enyoyned by act of Parliament in Stead of the oaths of Alegence and Supremacy Duly Administered to them by Capt’ Joseph Foster and also doe subscribe to be Conformable in all things relating t the Church of England as it is now Established. Gideon Macon.

Signed Thomas Bray,
John Roper.

Mr. David Craford and Mr. Thomas Smith were this day elected and Chosen Church wardens of this parish for this present year.

The Church wardens of this parish are ordered forthwith to Caus the Lower Church yard to bee fenced in with a Good Ditch and that there bee a Good gate with Sader posts on that side next to the Road.

It is ordered that the Church wardens forthwith Caus the uper Church to be put in Good repair.

Stephen Crump applying himself to this vestry for help to Cleer the Roads in his presints is ordered the s’d tithables following, viz.: Capt’ Thomas Bray, Step. Mitchell, Step. Mitchell fun, Will Fergisson, Will Bournd, Will Crump, Pelham moore, and his own family and the aforementioned help to Cleer to the new mill Damm upon the Black Creeke.

Registered p WM. CLOPTON, Clk. To Vest.

Alexander Mackeney, producing an order of Court to this vestry for help to Cleer the roads in his presints is ordered those familye following, viz.: Christopher Clarke, Thomas Stanley, Edw’d Clarke, Thomas wharton, Nicholas Purde, Will Martin, Jno. Martin, Edmund Harris, Will Reese, Thos. Hrris Barnell Chappell, martin martin, Thomas Delahay, John Aldridge, michael Johnson, John Jones, Thomas moss, Sam’l moss, John Willmore Garrat, Robert Ellison, Francis Amos.

Mr. Hen. Wyatt producing an order of Court for help to Cleer the Roads in his presints is ordered the s’d following Tithables, viz.: will makgeehe, Edw. Tony, Will Walker, Robert Allin, will Daniell, John Yeomans, Richard Scruggs, James Neenes, Thomas Ashcraft, Edw’d Flinch, Thomas Wilkinson, John Rayle, Evan Raglan, Mr. Thomas Smith’s quarter, Edw’d Morgan, Will Dollard, Thomas martin, Thomas Gibson, Will Gardner, Christopher Baker, William Johnson, Peter Moss, Robert Hughes, Thomas Howard, Geo. Bradbury, Hen’e Turner, Thomas minns.

Registered WM. CLOPTON, Clk of Vestry.
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St. Peter’s Parish, July the 10th, 1698.

PRESENT:

Capt. Joseph Foster, Capt. Jno. Lyddall, Mr. Jam’s Moss, Capt. Thomas Bray, Mr. John Lewis, Mr. Jno. Parke, Mr. Wm. Bassett, Mr. Hen’e Wyatt, Vestrymen.
Mr. David Craford, Church warden.
Whereas Mr. James Bawker having appeared as a minister fully qualified before this vestry, this parish being vacant of a minister, this vestry being desirous of the advancement of God’s glory and the continuance of the Sacred function in this parish doe therefore in the behalf of the s’d Parish Covenant and agree with the said Mr. James Bowker toe offiate as minister thereoffe; it is therefore ordered by this present vestry that the aforesaid Mr. James Bowker doe offiate as minister of this parish one Sunday at the one Church and the other Sunday at the other, as other ministers have done heretofore and his time to begin from the 26th day of June last past and to continue till the 2nd day of December next & to be paid * *

WM. CLOPTON, Clk. to ye vestry.
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St. Peter’s Parish July the 10th, 1698. At a vestry held at the uper Church.

PRESENT:

Mr. James Bowker, minister.
Capt. Jos’ph Foster, Mr. John Lewis, Capt. John Lyddall, Mr. John Park, Mr. James Moss, Mr. Will. Bassett, Capt. Tho. Bray, Mr. Hen. Wyatt, vestryman.
Mr. David Craford, Church warden.

Whereas Capt. Thos. Bray by the Information Will’m Hughes hath informed this vestry that there is a man child Lately brought to the house of Richard Gillam in this parish and noe parents Can be found for the same: the Church wardens are therefore ordered forthwith to take Care that the said Child be returned to the place from whence it Came or to Caus the said Gillam to give good Securities to save the parish harmles.

It is ordered that the Church wardens forthwith take out a Copie of Bruster’s will and prosecute the same soe far as the parish Interest Lyes.

Registered. WM. CLOPTON, Clk. to vestry.
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St. Peter’s at a Vestry held at the House of Mr. Gideon Macon this 18th day of December, 1697.

PRESENT:

Capt. Jose. Foster, Mr. Thos. Smith, Capt. John Lyddall,
Mr. John Lewis, Mr. James Moss, Mr. Will’m Bassett, vestrymen.
Mr. Gideon Macon, Church warden.

Capt. Lancelott Bathurst, high Sheriffe of New Kent County, is ordered to Collect from each tithable person in this parish forty-two pounds of Tobacco: to defray the parish Charge and make payments to the severall persons to whom it is proportioned and in cas of non payment to make Destres according to Law, and that this Clark deliver a copy of Charge to Capt. Bathurst and take his Receit for the same.

Registered. WM. CLOPTON, Clk. Of the vestry.
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St. Peter’s Parish, New Kent Co. At a Vestry held at the uper Church Octo. the 3rd, 1698.

PRESENT:

Mr. James Bowker, minister.
Capt. John Lyddall, Mr. James Moss, Mr. John Roper, Capt. Jos. Foster, Mr. Will Bassett, Mr. Hen. Wyatt, Mr. John Lewis, Mr. John Park, vestrymen.
Mr. David Craford, Mr. Thos. Smith, Church Wardens.

St. Peter’s Parish. Dr.

To Mr. James Bowker, minister for 1/2 the year 8000
To Idem for Cash & Convenience of ditto 1120
To Will Clopton, Clk 2289
To Idem for reeding Homiles there bein’ noe minister 250
To Will Major pr acct 148
To Mr. Thom. Smith, p acct 1670
To Idem p acct 1140
To Mabel Wood, widdow 540
To Mr. John Roper 10
To Wm. Sanders for is bro’l goeing to James * * * 150
To Will Leake for keeping Hen’e Row & burial of him 700
To Gideon Macon, p acct 280
To John Gonton for Corne for Antho. Burrows 65
To Mr. James Moss 30
To John Hilton Sexton, of the Lower Church 300
To John Webb, Sexton of the uper Church 300
To Will Clopton p acct 456
To Thom. Mims for maintaining ye wid. Faulkner one year 1080
To Capt. Lancelott Bathrust for Deposito. last year 854
To Idem p acct. for The fees 100
To John Gonton for goeing to Court to prove Anthony Burrows  
deed of sale to the parish 40
To Mr. David Craford & Mr. Thom. Smith, church wardens for ye  
maintance of Antho. Burrows and wife 1728
To Capt. Matthew Page for 6 Bush’l of Corne for Antho. Burrows In 1696 129
To Mr. Craford & Mr. Smith, Church wardens, towards the getting of Blocks 648
To Idem for getting timber and bringing it in place 648
To Thom’s Ponton for Covering the uper Church but to Lye in the Church  
wardens’ hands till the work be dun 1693
To Idem for blocking the uper Church making 2 hors blocks And Steps to  
both doors, but to Lye in the Church wardens’ hands till the work be dun 1728
To Sallery of 26096 Lbs. Tob. At 5 p cent is 1305
Lbs Tob. 27401

P. Conte, Cr.

 
By 618 Tithables at 44 Lbs. P polo 27192
By Capt. Lancelott Bathurst for deposito. to be allowed the next year 00209
  27401

Capt. Lancelott Bathurst, high Sheriffe of this County, is ordered to collect from each tithable inhabitant in this parish forty-foure pounds of Tobacco to defray the parish charge and that he make payment to the several persons for whom it is Levy’d: and in case of non payment to make destress according to Law, and that the Clerk give a Copy of this Charge to the said Capt. Bathurst and take his receipt for the same. Will. Clopton was this day sworn Clark of this vestry.

Anthony Burrows being sent for to this vestry doth accept and is contented with one thousand six hundred pounds of Tobacco and Cask yearly for himself wife’s maintainance during their Lives.

Whereas at a vestry held for this parish on the 27th Sept’r, 1697, it was ordered that Mr. Gideon Macon, Mr. John Roper and Will Clopton should meet sutch Gen’l as the vestry of Blissland parish should apoynt & remark the line between the two prishes, which order hath not yet been executed: it is therefore ordered that Mr. Thomas Smith, Mr. Hen. Wyatt and Mr. John Roper or any two of them doe meet such Gen’lmen as the vestry of Blissland parish shall apoynt: and at such time as they shall apoynt and reamark the said Line.

Whereas Mr. James Bowker, at a vestry on the 10 July, 1698, did agree with this vestry to preach in this parish til the 26 day of December next following, and this vestry Considering the uncertinty of another meeting doe therefore Covenant and agree to and with the said Mr. Bowker for the next ensuing year and the time to begin from the 26th day of December next following: to offiate as formerly and to be paid Sixteen thousand pounds of Tobacco and Cask Convenient for the year.

Mr. John Alford aplying him self to this vestry for help to Cleer the Roads in his presints, it ordered all the tithable which formerly belonged to David Clarkson and within his presints.

Registered. WM. CLOPTON, Clk. of ye vestry.
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St. Peter’s Parish, at a vestry held at the uper Church the 19th March, 1698/9.

PRESENT:

Mr. James Bowker, minister.
Capt. Joseph Foster, Capt. Jno. Lyddall, Mr. James Moss, Mr. John Lewis, Mr. Hen. Wyatt, Mr. Will Bassett, Mr. John Parke, vestrymen.
Mr. David Craford, Mr. Thos. Smith, Church wardens.

Mr. Nicholas Meriwether was this day chosen vestryman in the place & stead of Mr. John Roper, late dec’t and the oathes injoyed by act of Parlament duly administered onto him by Mr. James Moss and did likewise sincerely promise and sware as a vestryman of this parish that he would be Conformable in all things Relating to the Church of England as it is now Established.

Upon the petition of Thos. Wilkins it is ordered that the Church wardens provide such things as are necessary for him.

Upon the motion of Mr. David Craford, Church warden, Jeffrey Davis is ordered the same.

It is ordered by this present vestry that Capt. John Lyddall Carry Anthony Burrows in his sloop to the Springs in Maryland and provide such necessarys for him as he shall think fitt; and to be paid for his Charge and trouble at the laying the next Levy.

Mr. David Craford and Mr. Thom. Smith are Chosen and Elected wardens of this Parish for this Insuing year.

WM. CLOPTON, Clk of Vestry.
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St. Peter’s Parish. At a Vestry held at the uper Church the 20th Sept. 1699.

PRESENT:

Mr. James Bowker, minister.
Capt. Joseph Foster, Mr. Nicho. Meriwether, Capt. John Lyddall, Mr. Will Bassett, Mr. John Lewis, Mr. Hene. Wyatt, Vestrymen.
Mr. David Craford, Mr. Thomas Smith, Church wardens.

Whereas Mr. Charles Turner, late Clark of this vestry, hath omitted the Registring Severall orders of vestry and Baptizmes therefore ordered that Will. Clopton the present Clark, Comit all such orders of vestry and Baptizmes as he thinks verily to be of the hand writing of the late Clark or signed by the Gentle’n of the vestry in the Register book of this parish.

Capt. Lancelott Bathurst, Late high Sheriff of this County, having undertaken the last year’s Collection of the parish Dues, and having fully satisfied the same is Discharged.

This vestry doe agree with Mr. James Bowker, minister for this next ensuing year, and to be paid Sixteen thousand pounds of tobacco and Cask Convenient as formerly.

Whereas Thomas Ponton, at a vestry held at the uper Church of this parish the 3rd October, 1698, did agree with the said parish to Double Cover the said uper Church as pr his Bond of the above date may more Large appear and the s’d Ponton failing to Come to work accordingly and the timber Lyeing upon Soyle this vestry Doth therefore agree with John King Carpenter, of this parish, to performe Thomas Ponton’s bargin evere Respect and the said King doth promise to begin upon the said work upon the second day of October next. * * *

St. Peter’s Parish. Dr., 1699.

To Mr. James Bowker minisster for one year 16000
To Idem for Cask & Conve. Of Ditto 2240
To Wm. Clopton, Clark of the parish for one year 1189
To Idem for a Register Book 114
To Mabell Wood, widdow 540
To Jno. Hilton, Sexton of ye Lower Church, 300 Ca’ 24. 324
To Id. for Cask of 300 omited Last year 24
To Jno. Webb, Sexton of ye Uper Church 300 Ca’-24 324
To Idem for Cask of 300 omited last year 24
To Capt. Lanc’lt Bathurst for Deposito. Last year 238
To Idem for Sheriff’s fees 40
To Mr. Job Howes for Cla’k fees 219
To Thomas mims for maintaining ye wid. Faulkner 1 yr 1080
To Jno. Hillon for grubing round ye Church &c 50
To Tho. Mims for 1 pr Shoes for wid. Faulkner 30 lb., &c. 34
To Jno. King for work done ab’t ye Lower Church 100
To Tho. Smith, Chu’h warden, p acct 168
To Mr. David Craford, Chu’h warden, p acct 445 lb 62 507
To Capt. Jno. Lyddall p acct 1275
To John Webb for washing ye Surplis 50
To Wm. Sanders by Mr. Smithes, note as Church warden for  
maintaining Tho’s Wilkinson, 500 1 a 40 540
To Capt. Lanc’t Bathurst, Late she. For Deling’t tithables 176
To Thos. Moss for keeping Lettice Bayle the time of her Lying in 300
To Alex’r mackeney for keeping Anne Peggs the time of her Lying in 300
To Mr. David Craford, Chu’h warden p ball. Of his acct. 1512
To Wm. Clopton, Clk for Registering Severall orders and  
Baptizmes omited by the Late Clk 500
To James Blackwell for 20 Cutte timb’l at 30 p cut 600 Ca. 48 648
To Mr. David Craford and Mr. Thos. Smith, Church wardens for  
ye maintaninance of Ant. Burrows 1728
To Sall’e of 31344 at 5 p Cent 1567
To Lye in the Collector’s hands to reimburse the parish next year 0213
  33124
P. Coute Cr. Lb. Tobacco  
P. 676 titables at 49 lb. Tobacco p polo 33124

Capt. John Ldyall is ordered to Collect for each tithable inhabitant in this parish forty nine pounds of Tobacco to Defray the parish Charge and mak payment to the severall p’sons for whom it is Levyed and in Case of non payment to make Destress accoding to Law and that the Clark give a Copy of this Charge to the s’d Capt. Lyddall and take his receipt for the same.

Ordered that William Sanders take care and provide sufficient meate, Drink, washing and Lodging for Thomas Wilkins and to be alowed one thousand pounds of Tobacco and Cask for the year.

This vestry doe give Anthony Burrows the mare which he formerly acknowledged to the parish.

Whereas by order of vestry the Church wardens of this parish were ordered to presente James Austin conserning Brustor’s Estate and the vestry now considering the Same the Church wardens are ordered to desist from any further prosecution.

Whereas Lettice Bayle was delivered of a bastard Child at the house of Thomas moss sum time the last winter, and being summonded to Court upon her oathe doth lay the same to Thomas Harris. Therefore ordered that the Church wardens prosicute the said Harris according to Law.

Registered p WM. CLOPTON, Clark, Registe.


 

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