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Minutes of the Vestry of St. Paul's Parish, Chowan Precinct
St. Paul's Parish (Chowan Precinct)
January 03, 1715
Volume 02, Pages 150-151

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

At a Vestry met at the Church on the North Shore of the Sound in Chowan Janry ye 3d 171⅘

It was then ordered.

Imprimis that in the place of Mr Thos Peterson deced the Honoble Charles Eden Esqr Govr &c. be and is hereby chosen Vestry Man and in

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the Abscence of Mr Thos Lee Coll Edward Moseley hereby is chosen Vestryman.

Item Upon Mr David Henderson's declaring himself a Dissenter from the Church. and that it is Contrary to his Conscience to act as a Vestryman. He the said David Henderson is hereby dismissed from being a Vestryman in his place Mr John Hardy be and is hereby chosen a Vestryman.

Item that at the Request of Mr Edward. Smithwick to be dismissed by Reason of his Age and Infirmity. He be and is hereby dismist from being a Vestryman and in his place Capt Henry Bonner be and is hereby Chosen one of the Vestry.

Item that Mr Hardy do attend, and lay before the next Vestry his account of the Collection made by him for the Use of the parish by Order of Mr Thos Peterson deceed and Mr Thos Lee. the then Church Wardens.

Item that Coll Moseley be allowed and paid by the present Church Wardens three pounds for and in Consideration of the Loss Sustained in plank which he provided for the Use of the Church.

Item it is resolved by the Vestry now present. that the next Assembly be petitioned by Coll Moseley on behalf of the Vestry to divide this parish and make two parishes of it.

Item ordered that Capt Nichl Crisp be desired to demand of the widow Peterson and all others who have any part or parcel of the Weights and Scales. and Measures belonging to the Standard for the use of this parish and keep the same.

Item that the Church Wardens pay to Thomas Luten Junr Ten shillings for the Writing two Letters.

Ordered that the Church Wardens do Collect or Cause to be collected the sum of two Shillings and Six pence of every Tythable person in this precinct.

And that after the Comissioners for Receiving the other Debts of the precinct are paid the Remainder be paid to the Revd Mr Jno Urmston in part of the one hundred and ten pounds which is due to him for officiating 'till last New Year's Day.

Ordered that Capt Robert West and Mr Leonard Loftin be Church Wardens 'till next New Years Day—