MINUTES of the PROPRIETORS
of MESSUAGES, LANDS
and HEREDITAMENTS
in the
TOWNSHIP of CROSTHWAITE
and LYTH

November 23rd 1857
To
November 22nd 1910

Pages 98 to 150

Transcribed by Penny Mutch

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At a Meeting of the Proprietors of Messuages, Lands and Hereditaments within the Township of Crosthwaite and Lyth held at the Punch Bowl Inn Crosthwaite aforesaid on Friday the 26th day of April 1872 at one o’clock in the afternoon to determine upon the propriety of Leasing for one year the Allotment No 666A late in the occupation of Mr James Green set out and awarded to the Proprietors of Messuages, Lands and Hereditaments within the Township of Crosthwaite and Lyth aforesaid pursuant to a notice of which the following is a copy.

I am requested to give you notice that a public meeting of the Proprietors of Messuages, Lands and Hereditaments within the Township of Crosthwaite and Lyth , will be held at the Punch Bowl Inn in Crosthwaite aforesaid, on Friday the 26th day of April at one o’clock in the afternoon for the following purposes.

1st   To determine upon the propriety of Leasing for one year the Eatage and Depasturage of the Allotment let out and awarded to the Proprietors of Messuages, Lands and Hereditaments within Crosthwaite with Lyth aforesaid.
2nd   if the meeting should so to dispose of the Eatage and Depasturage then to receive proposals from and enter into a contract with any person or persons willing to become such Lessee or Lessees.

I am Sir
Your obedient Servant
Wm Garnett

Crosthwaite April 19th 1872

Present
F A Argles Chairman, Hu Mee, Edw Wilson, David Dickinson, Wm Garnett, Joseph Burrow, Wm Simpson, John Woof, Wm Martindale, Geo Taylor John Pailey, John Burrow.

Resolved
That the tender of Keith Hudson, Fletcher Harrison and Joseph Thompson at the sum of £17 rent for the allotment be accepted and that the conditional tender of the same parties for the plantation at £14 rent stand over the further consideration of the Lessors till the meeting in November next or whenever it shall be held.

Frank A Argles
Chairman

Resolved that F A Argles Esq be and he is hereby appointed chairman of this meeting.

Resolved that the Eatage and Depasturage of the Allotment situated upon Whitbarrow and numbered upon the award plan 666a let out and awarded to the Proprietors of Messuages, Lands and Hereditaments within Crosthwaite and Lyth be leased for one year and renewed yearly until the expiration of eight years subject to and in accordance with the following conditions and reservations.

The Proprietors reserve to themselves the whole of the plantation on the East side formerly part of the said Allotment, the Cottage House and Gardens. Also the Nutwood and Nuts growing thereon. Also liberty to get and quarry stones and materials for building and other purposes, either for themselves, their tenants or the tenants of the several quarries and to take and carry away the same without being subject to damages for so doing. The Proprietors also reserve all Game, Rabbits and Wildfowl which may come to be produced thereon with liberty to kill and carry away the same. The Proprietors to pay the Land Tax and all parochial taxes and assessments which may be imposed upon the same.

The Tenant to hold the said Land from the 25th day of April 1872 and at the end or other sooner determinations of the terms to give up possessions to the Lessors or their incoming on the same date. The rent to be due on the first day of each year if demanded and to be paid to Wm Garnett who is authorised to receive the same.

The Tenant shall not cut down or destroy wood growing upon the said discussed premises nor underlet or assign over or part with the said discussed premises without consent in writing from the Lessors or their Agent.

The Tenant to execute a Lease to be prepared by the Lessors’ Solicitors embodying the foregoing and such other conditions as are usual in like cases particularly a condition for re-entry of the Lessors upon the said premises in the none payment of rent or performance of all or any of the covenants herein after named, also to pay half the expenses of such Leases.

Tenders to be made for the plantation separate from the main allotment so that the proprietors should herein after to let the plantation at the end of twelve months the 25th day of April Instant along with the allotment. And if let as above to be eaten with sheep only, then the tenderer will accept a Lease of that also.

At a Meeting of the Proprietors of Messuages, Lands and Hereditaments within the Township of Crosthwaite and Lyth held at the Punch Bowl Inn Crosthwaite on Thursday the 19th of September 1872 at 7 o’clock in the evening pursuant to a Notice duly given of which the following is a Copy -

Notice is hereby given that a Special Meeting of the Proprietors of Messuages, Lands and Hereditaments within the Township of Crosthwaite and Lyth will be held at the Punch Bowl Inn on Thursday the 19th Instant at 7 o’clock in the evening to appoint a person to execute the Lease of the Eatage and Depasturage of Whitbarrow Allotment and to attach the Common Seal to the same.

Wm Garnett Churchwarden
September 14th 1872

Resolved that William Garnett be and he is hereby appointed and authorized  to attach the Common Seal of the aforesaid Proprietors to the Leases so made and prepared as aforesaid.
Present Messrs Wm Garnett, Joseph Burrow John Gibson
Edward Wilson Chairman

19th September 1872

At a Meeting of the Proprietors of Messuages, Lands and Hereditaments within the Township of Crosthwaite and Lyth held at the Punch Bowl Inn Crosthwaite on Friday the 22nd day of November 1872 at one o’clock in the afternoon pursuant to a Notice given of which the following is a copy -

Sir
I am requested to give you Notice that a Public Meeting of Messuages, Lands and Hereditaments within the Township of Crosthwaite and Lyth will be held at the Punch Bowl Inn, Crosthwaite aforesaid on Friday the 22nd day of November at one o’clock in the afternoon for the following purposes

1st  To determine upon the propriety of Leasing for one year the Eatage and Depasturage of and  also all the surplus Rock, Limestone and Game and Nuts, within certain allotments set out and awarded to the Proprietors of Messuages, Lands and Hereditaments within Crosthwaite and Lyth aforesaid over and above what may be then decided sufficient for the use of consumption of the said Proprietors.

2nd If the Meeting should determine so to dispose of the Eatage and Depasturage and also of the surplus Rock and Limestone, Game and Nuts of and in the same allotment, then to receive proposals for and enter into contracts with any person or persons willing to become such Lessee or Lessees

I am Sir
Your obed Servant
Wm Garnett

Present the Rev E Wilson in the Chair, F A Argles Esq ,John Burrow, Wm Garnett, Joseph Burrow, John Woof.

Resolved that the Eatage and Depasturage of the Plantation in the Allotment No 666a stand over for five years.

Resolved that the Eatage and Depasturage together with the Cottage House, Garden and Nuts, also the Surplus Rock, Limestone, Gravel and other Materials. Also all the Game, Rabbits and Wildfowl with the right of Shooting in and upon certain allotments situated upon Whitbarrow and numbered in the Award and Plan 649a and 666a set out and awarded to the Proprietors of Messuages, Lands and Hereditaments within the Township of Crosthwaite and Lyth be Leased.

Resolved that the Eatage and Depasturage of the Allotment No 666a be leased except the plantation which is reserved for the term of one year to Richard Hudson and others of Grasmere at the annual rent of fifty one pounds subject to the Terms and Conditions in the Lease executed on the Twenty First of September last.

Also that the Eatage and Depasturage and Game in the Allotment No 649a be Leased to Mr William Farrer for the term of one year at the annual rent of £4 ~ 10 to be computed from the 25th day of April 1873 next.
Also the Cottage House and Garden situated in No 666a be leased to James Strickland Junior for the Term of one year to be computed from the 12th May next at the annual rent of Five pounds also the right of getting Nuts in the above allotment to be leased to the said James Strickland for the term of one year to be computed from the 25th day of April next at the annual rent of £2.

Also that all the Game, Rabbits and Wildfowl and the right of shooting in and upon the Allotment No 666a be leased to F A Argles Esq for the Term of one year to be computed from the 25th day of April next at the rent of £21.

Also that Joseph H Shepherd be and he is hereby declared to be the Lessee or Taker of the Surplus Rock and Limestone in the Allotment No 666a for the Term of one year to be computed from the 22nd day of November Instant and for the rent of nine pounds subject to and in accordance with the following conditions. The Tenant shall permit and suffer the Proprietors to Quarry and remove all such Stones and Materials as they may require for any of the purposes set forth in the Heversham Award and also when required so to do, to deliver to any of the Landowners such stones as they may require to be used within the Township to be delivered at the Quarry at the following prices that is today, Quoins Three feet long, nine pence per yd perpendicular measure. Quoins from one foot six such to three feet long, seven pence halfpenny per yard perpendicular measure, Lintels from four to five feet long and fifteen inches wide to be charged 1/3 per linear foot, Lintels from five and a half feet upwards and seventeen inches wide to be charged 0/4 per foot. Gateposts 2/6 each and flags 1/2 per foot. For each Powder Essence or Bed plate delivered to any person requesting the same and which shall not be used within the Township of Crosthwaite and Lyth, the Tenant shall pay the sum of three pounds in addition to the yearly rent and for every Powder Essence or Bed plate required as above by any person who may wish to get dress and quarry the same, the Tenant shall not charge a greater sum than one pound in addition to the Three Guineas increased rent. At the end of the Term the Tenant shall remove out of the allotment and also out of the several quarries situated therein  all Quoins, Lintels, Flags, Gateposts or other stone of whatever name or description intended to be sold or delivered to any person requiring the same and which shall not be used within the Township of Crosthwaite and Lyth and for any cubic feet of Quoins or other stone removed after the expiration of the Term, the Tenant shall pay the sum of one pound in addition to the yearly rent. The Low Wood Company to have liberty to remove the several Gunpowder Essence now in the quarries.

Also that William Shaw be and he is hereby declared to be the Lessee and Taker of the Limestone, Sand, Gravel and other Materials in the Allotment No 649a for the term of one year to be computed from the 25th day of April next at the rent of 12/- and on the following conditions.

Edward Wilson Chairman

 

Resolved that the Eatage and Depasturage together with the Cottage House, Garden and Nuts also the Surplus Rock, Limestone and Gravel and other Materials. Also all Game, Rabbits and Wildfowl, with the right of shooting on and upon certain allotments situated upon Whitbarrow and numbered upon the award plan 649 and 666 set out and awarded to the Proprietors of Messuages, Lands and Hereditaments within the Township of Crosthwaite and Lyth be leased.

Resolved that the Eatage and Depasturage of the Allotment No 666a be leased/ except the plantation which is reserved for the term of one year to Richard Hudson and others of Grasmere at the annual rent of fifty one pounds subject to the Terms and Conditions in the Tender executed on the 21st of September 1872.

Also that the Eatage and Depasturage and Game in the allotments in No 649 be leased to Mr Wm Farrer for the term of one year at the annual rent of £4-10- to be computed from the 25th April next.

Also the Cottage House and Garden situated in No 666 be leased to James Strickland for the Term of one year to be computed from the 12th May next at the annual rent of five pounds, also the right of getting Nuts, in the above allotments to be leased to the said James Strickland for the term of one year to be computed from the 25th April next at the annual rent of £2 -

Also all Game, Rabbits & Wildfowl and the right of shooting in and upon the Allotment No 666 be leased to F A Argles Esq for the term of one year to be computed from the 25th day of April next at the rent of £21.
Also that Joseph H Shepherd be and he is hereby declared to be the Lessee or Taker of the Surplus Rock and Limestone on the Allotment No 666a for the term of one year to be computed from the 22nd day of November 1873 for the annual rent of 9 pounds subject to and in accordance with the conditions agreed upon on the 22nd of November last.

Also that William Shaw be and he is hereby declared to be the Lessee or Taker of the Limestone, Sands, Gravel and other materials in the allotment No 649a for the term of one year to be computed from the 25th day of April next at the rent of 12/ and on the following conditions very those agreed upon 22nd November 1872.

At a Vestry Meeting according to notice the following gentlemen present. Rev E Wilson in the Chair. Messrs F A Argles. Wm Garnett. Joseph Burrow. D Dickinson and John Burrow.

Proprietors on the 22nd day November 1873 it was resolved that the several lettings of the Land and Game and Cottage House etc mentioned in the minutes of the Meeting held on the 22nd of November 1872 be ratified for one year on the same conditions.

Edward Wilson

It was also resolved that the sum not exceeding £10-0-0 be taken for each of the Parish schools as heretofore. It was unanimously resolved that the sum of not more than £30 be taken for the purpose of filling up the plantation on Whitbarrow under the superintendence of Mr Daniel Dickinson. The said sum of money to be repaid at the rate of £10 per annum.

Edward Wilson
Chairman

I am requested to give notice that a Public Meeting of the Proprietors of Messuages, Lands and Hereditaments  within the Township Crosthwaite with Lyth will be held at the Punch Bowl Inn in Crosthwaite aforesaid, on Monday the 23rd day of November at one o’clock in the afternoon for the purpose of renewing the Leases of Eatage and Depasturage in the several allotments upon Whitbarrow also the Game, Nuts and Cottage House. To determine upon the propriety of leasing for one year all the surplus Rock and Limestone with certain allotments set out and awarded to the Proprietors of Messuages, Lands and Hereditaments within Crosthwaite with Lyth aforesaid, over and above what may be deemed sufficient for the use and consumption of the said Proprietors.

I am your Obedient Servant

Crosthwaite Nov 14th 1874
Wm Garnett Churchwarden

At a Vestry Meeting according to Notice the following gentlemen present Rev E Wilson in the Chair. Messrs Garnett. Burrow and John Burrow, Proprietors on the 23rd day of November 1872 be ratified for one year on the same conditions.

The Tenant shall permit the Proprietors to quarry and remove all such stones and materials as they may require for any of the purposes set forth in the Heversham Award. For each powder runner or bed plate delivered to any person requiring the same and which shall not be used within the Township of Crosthwaite & Lyth. The Tenant shall pay the sum of three pounds, three shillings in addition to the yearly rent, and for every powder Runner or Bed plate required as above by any person, who may wish to get, dress and quarry the same. The Tenant shall not charge a greater sum than one pound in addition to the three guineas increased rent.

Joseph H Shepherd is hereby declared to be the taker of the Whitbarrow quarries for the yearly rent of three pounds to be paid on the 22nd day of November and this agreement to be renewed and the lease ratified yearly for the next five years ensuing.

I Joseph H Shepherd agree to the store conditions at the above mentioned rent.

J H Shepherd
In the presence of
E Wilson
Chairman

At a meeting called at the Punch Bowl on the 11th day of October 1875 for the purpose of considering the desirability of selling the Coppice wood on the Township Allotment situated upon Whitbarrow and the following gentlemen are present.

The Rev E Wilson in the Chair. Messrs Garnett, Joseph Burrow, John Burrow, D Dickinson, John Pearson, Thos Lucas, Wm Martindale, George Taylor. It was resolved unanimously that it be advertised and if it does not reach the value put upon it by Mr Thomas Luca (who is at this meeting appointed to value it, it be still retained.

The Coppice wood on the Township Allotment situated upon Whitbarrown in Lyth No 666a was sold to William Wilkinson Jnr of How, Lyth for the sum of Nine Pounds and to be paid for on the fourteenth day of Febry 1877.

At a meeting of the Proprietors of Messuages, Lands and Hereditaments within the Township of Crosthwaite and Lyth held at the Punch Bowl Inn Crosthwaite on Monday the 22nd day of November 1875 at one o’clock in the afternoon pursuant to a notice given of which the following is a copy.

Sir I am required to give you Notice that a Public Meeting of the Proprietors of Messuages, Lands and Hereditaments within the Township of Crosthwaite with Lyth will be held at the Punch Bowl Inn in Crosthwaite aforesaid on Monday 22nd of November at one o’clock in the Afternoon for the following purposes:- of transferring the several Leases for one year, the Eatage and Depasturage of and also the Surplus Rock and Limestone, and Game and Nuts within certain Allotments set out and awarded to the Proprietors of Messuages, Lands and Hereditaments within Crosthwaite with Lyth. Aforesaid over and above what may be deemed sufficient for the use and consumption of the said Proprietors.

I am
Your obedient servant
John Burrow

According to the Preceding Notice, the following Gentlemen present. The Rev E Wilson in the Chair, Mr Burrow, Mr John Burrow, Mr George Taylor and Mr D Dickinson. It was unanimously resolved that the Pasturage of the Whitbarrow Plantation along with the allotment should be confirmed to Mr Richard Hudson of Grasmere at the rent of £14 per annum to be given up according to the Lease signed September 1872 and at the same time and place it was resolved that in consideration of the Plantation being pastured, the sum of £5 per annum be deducted from the Game Rent now being paid by Mr Argles. That is to say the future rent to be £16 instead of £21 as before.

Signed this 22nd day of November 1875
Edward Wilson

The Plantation of the Township Allotment situated upon Whitbarrow was let to Richard  Hudson and others of Grasmere for the yearly rent of fourteen pounds from the 22nd day of November 1875. At a Meeting of the Proprietors of Messuages, Lands and Hereditaments within the Township of Crosthwaite and Lyth held at the Punch Bowl Inn Crosthwaite on Wednesday the 22nd day of Nov 1876 at two o’clock in the afternoon pursuant to a Notice given of which the following is a copy.

Sir, I am requested to give you Notice that a Public Meeting of the Proprietors of Messuages, Lands and Hereditaments within the Township of Crosthwaite with Lyth will be held at the Punch Bowl Inn Crosthwaite aforesaid on Wednesday the 22nd day of Nov 1876 at two o’clock in the afternoon for the following purposes of transferring the several Leases for one year, the Eatage and Depasturage of and also all the Surplus Rock and Limestone, Game and Nuts, within certain Allotments set out and awarded to the Proprietors of Messuages, Lands and Hereditaments within Crosthwaite with Lyth aforesaid over and above what may then be deemed sufficient for the use and consumption of the said Proprietors.

I am sir
Your obedient Servant
John Burrow

Crosthwaite Nov 18th 1876

According to the preceding Notice the following Gentlemen being present, the Rev E Wilson in the Chair, Mr Burrow, Mr John Burrow, Mr Wm Simpson, Mr Wm Martindale. It was unanimously resolved that the several lettings of the Land, Game and Quarries Cottage House and Plantation mentioned in the minutes of November 22nd 1875 be ratified for one year on the same conditions made in 1872.

Dated this 22nd day of November 1876
Edward Wilson     
Chairman

And it was proposed by Mr Joseph Burrow and seconded by Mr William Martindale that Mr John Burrow be refunded out of Whitbarrow rents the sum of money due to him for Building the Bridge in Raw Moss Lane i.e. £16
Edward Wilson
Chairman

At a Vestry Meeting of the ratepayers within the Township of Crosthwaite &  Lyth, pursuant to a Notice duly given of which the following is a copy.

Notice is hereby given that a Public Meeting of the ratepayers of the Parish of Crosthwaite & Lyth will be held at the Punch Bowl Inn, Crosthwaite on Thursday the 15th day of February 1877 at 2 o’clock in the Afternoon for the following purposes, to consider the desirability of taking down, restoring and enlarging the present Church of Crosthwaite and Lyth.
John Burrow
William Simpson
Churchwardens

Crosthwaite 31st January 1877
According to the preceding Notice the following Gentlemen being present, the Revd E. Wilson, Chairman, F.A, Argles Esq, Mr J.H. Simpson. William Simpson, Thomas Lucas, William Martindale,  John Maudsley, Joshua Dixon, James Prickett, George Taylor, John Westgarth, John Ellis, Robert Martindale, Thomas Walker, Joseph Burrow, B. Jackson, John Gardner, John Airey, John Burrow, John Gibson, Hargraves Brown, R. F. Burrow, John Proctor, George Mason, William Bentham. The Building Committee are the Revd E. Wilson, F. A. Argles Esq, Joseph Burrow, James Hodgson Simpson, George Taylor and James Wilson.

William Simpson, John Burrow, Churchwardens with power to add to their numbers for the purpose of preparing Plans and laying them before a Vestry Meeting and taking the necessary steps for the restoring of the Church.

At the conclusion of the Meeting a very hearty vote of thanks was accorded to Mr Argles and the Revd Canon Argles for kindly undertaking to build a new church for the Parishioners of Crosthwaite & Lyth.
Edward Wilson
Chairman

At a Vestry Meeting of the ratepayers within the Township of Crosthwaite & Lyth pursuant to a Notice duly given of which the following is a copy.
Notice is hereby given that a Public Meeting of the ratepayers of the Township of Crosthwaite & Lyth, will be held at the Punch Bowl Inn, Crosthwaite, on Monday the 2nd day of April 1877 at 2 o’clock in the Afternoon for the purposes of formally approving of the Plans for the proposed new Church of the Township of Crosthwaite & Lyth.

John Burrow
William Simpson
Churchwardens
Crosthwaite 24th March 1877

Revd Edwd Wilson vicar in the Chair
The Meeting having met at the Vestry and adjourned to the Punch Bowl Inn.
It was proposed by F.A. Argles Esq and seconded by John Burrow and carried unanimously,that this Vestry Meeting fully approve of the plans and elevations for the rebuilding of the Parish Church now produced by Mr Bintley, the Architect and authorised Mr Frank A. Argles and the Vicar and Committee or such of them may be necessary to apply for a Faculty to carry out such rebuilding according to the said plans or with such modifications as the ordinary may direct and the Committee agree to. That the Committee appointed at the last meeting viz F. A. Argles, the Vicar and MessrsJoseph Burrow, John Burrow, William Simpson, James Hodgson Simpson, George Taylor, James Wilson and James Prickett be a building Committee to superintend the works with power to add to their numbers any three to be a quorum.

Edward Wilson Chairman.

At a Meeting of the Proprietors of Messuages, Lands and Hereditaments within the Township of Crosthwaite & Lyth held at the Punch Bowl Inn, in Crosthwaite on Thursday the 22nd Day of November 1877 at 2 o’clock in the Afternoon pursuant to a Notice duly given of which the following is a copy.

Notice is hereby given that a Meeting of the Proprietors of Messuages, Lands and Hereditaments within the Township of Crosthwaite & Lyth will be held at the Punch Bowl Inn in Crosthwaite on Thursday the 22nd Day of November 1877 at 2.0 in the Afternoon for the purposes of Transferring the several Leases belonging to Whitbarrow Allotments. The Eatage, Game, Quarries, Cottage House and Nuts and other matters relating thereto.

Crosthwaite Nov 17th 1877

John Burrow, Churchwarden
According to the Preceding Notice the following Gentlemen being present. The Revd E. Wilson in the Chair, Mr Burrow and Mr John Burrow. It was unanimously resolved that the several lettings of the Land, Game, Quarries, Cottage House and Plantation mentioned in the Minutes of November 22, 1875 be ratified for one year on the same conditions made 1872.
Dated this 22nd day of November 1877.
Edward Wilson Chairman

And it was also agreed to pay Mr John Burrow £5-0-0 for the extra trouble of assimilating the Highway rate to the Poor Rate.
22nd day of November 1877 E. Wilson

It was unanimously agreed that £15-0-0 should be taken out of Whitbarrow Awards payment for the New Harmonium for the Howe School by the Clerk of the Parish.

Edward Wilson Chairman

At a Meeting of the Proprietors of Messuages, Lands and Hereditaments within the Township of Crosthwaite & Lyth held at the Punch Bowl Inn in Crosthwaite on Friday the 22nd Day of November 1878 at 2 O’Clock in the Afternoon pursuant to a Notice duly given of which the following is a Copy.

Notice is hereby given that a Meeting of the Proprietors of Messuages, Lands and Hereditaments within the Township of Crosthwaite & Lyth will be held at the Punch Bowl Inn in Crosthwaite on Friday the 22nd Day of November at 2 o’ clock in the Afternoon for the purpose of Transferring the Several Leases belonging to Whitbarrow Allotments.
The Game, Eatage, Quarries, Cottage House and Nuts and other Matters relating thereto.
Crosthwaite Novr 16th 1878

John Burrow

According to the preceding Notice. The following Gentlemen being present. Rev E. Wilson in the Chair, Mr Burrow, Mr Wm Simpson, Mr Thos Gibson, Mr George Dixon, Mr Thos Walker, Mr Wm Taylor. It was unanimously resolved that the several Lettings of the Land, Game, Quarries, Cottage House and Plantation mentioned in the minutes of November 22. 1875 be ratified for one year on the same conditions made 1872 dated this 22 day of November 1872
Edward Wilson Chairman
It was agreed that the Kneeling Hassocks for the new church be paid for by the Church Wardens out of the Parochial Fund.
E.Wilson
and that the churchwardens erect an iron railing around the low part of the churchyard, and another in the repairs of Spring Cottage.
E. Wilson

At  Meeting of the Proprietors of Messuages, Lands and Hereditaments within the Township of Crosthwaite and Lyth held at the Punch Bowl Inn in Crosthwaite on Saturday the 22nd Day of November 1879 at Three O’Clock in the afternoon pursuant to a Notice given of which the following is a Copy.

I am requested to give you Notice that a Public Meeting of the Proprietors of Messuages, Lands and Hereditaments within the Township of Crosthwaite with Lyth, will be held at the Punch Bowl Inn in Crosthwaite aforesaid , on Saturday the 22nd Day of November 1879 at Three O’Clock in the Afternoon for the following purposes;

1st   To determine upon the propriety of Leasing for one year the Eatage and Depasturage of, and also all the Surplus Rock and Limestone, and Game and Nuts, within certain Allotments set out and awarded to the Proprietors of Messuages, Lands and Hereditaments within Crosthwaite with Lyth aforesaid, over and above what may be then deemed sufficient for the use and consumption of the said Proprietors.

2nd   If the Meeting should determine so to dispose of the Eatage and Depasturage and also the Surplus Rock and Limestone , Game and Nuts, of and in the same Allotments, then to receive proposals from and enter into a Contract with any person or persons willing to become such Lessee or Lessees
I am
John Burrow
Crosthwaite , November 14th 1879

3rd   Resolved that Rev E. Wilson be and he is hereby appointed Chairman of this Meeting.

4th   Resolved that the Eatage and Depasturage of the Township Allotment and Plantation of Crosthwaite and Lyth situated upon Whitbarrow and numbered upon the Award Plan 666a containing about 538 acres more or less to be Let for one year and renewed yearly until the expiration of 7 years subject to and in accordance with the following conditions and reservations and Let to Mr Richard Hudson and Fletcher Harrison of Grasmere for the yearly rent of £60-0-0

5th   The Proprietors reserve the Cottage House, Garden, Fruit trees, Nutwood and Nuts growing in the aforesaid Allotment No 666a and Let the same to James Strickland for the yearly rent of £7-0-0.

6th   The Proprietors reserve all the Limestone Rock , with liberty to get and Quarry stones and materials for building and other purposes either for themselves or tenants in the several Quarries and to cart and carry away the same without being subject to any damages for so doing from off the Allotment No 666a and Let the right to Quarry for sale to Mr George Moss of Row, Lyth, for the yearly rent of £10:10:0.

For each Powder Runner or Bed plate delivered to any person requiring the same and which shall not be used within the Parish of Crosthwaite and Lyth the tenant or persons getting them shall pay the Proprietors the sum of three guineas in addition to the yearly Rent for every Powder Runner or Bed Plate required as above for any person who may wish to get, dress and Quarry the same. The Tenant shall not charge more than one pound in addition to the three guineas increased rent.

At the end of the term the tenant shall be allowed one month to remove out of the Allotment and also out of the several Quarries situated thereon, all Quoins, Lintels, Flags, Gateposts or other stone intended to be sold or delivered to any person requiring the same and which shall not be used within the Township of Crosthwaite and Lyth and for every ton of stone removed for sale out of the Township of Crosthwaite and Lyth after the expiration of the time given, the tenant shall pay to the Proprietors the sum of one pound in addition to the yearly rent.

7th   The Proprietors reserve all the Larch trees and coppice wood growing upon the said Allotment with liberty to cut down, manufacture and cart away the said wood at any time from off the Allotment No 666a.
8th   The Proprietors reserve all Game, Hares, Rabbits and Wildfowl which may be produced thereon with full liberty to hunt and shoot over all of the aforesaid Allotment No 666a and Let the same to F.A. Argles esq. of Eversley for the yearly rent of £16:0:0.

9th   The Proprietors to pay the Taxes and all parochial Rates and Assessments which may be imposed upon the same. The tenants shall not under let or assign over any part of the aforesaid Allotment without consent in writing from the Proprietors. The tenant to enter on the Eatage and Depasturage from the 25th Day of April 1880.

The Tenant of the Cottage House and Nuts to enter on the Garden from the 25th Day of April and the House on the 12th Day of May 1880.The Tenant of the Quarries to enter on from the day of letting, the 22nd Day of November 1879.

The taker of the Game, Hares, Rabbits and Wildfowl from the 25th Day of April 1880 and at the end or other sooner determination of the terms to give up possession to the Proprietors or their incoming tenants on the same dates.
The rents to be due on the first day of June in each year if demanded and to be paid to Mr John Burrow or other the Agent for the time being of the Proprietors.

Resolved that the Eatage and Depasturage with all Game, Hares, Rabbits and Wildfowl that may be produced thereon of the Township Allotment of Crosthwaite and Lyth situated at Whitescar and numbered upon the Award plan 649a, containing about 29 Acres more or less to be let for one year and renewed yearly until the expiration of seven years subject to and in accordance with the following conditions and reservations. Let to W. Farrer for the yearly rent of £4:10:-The Proprietors reserve all trees and Coppice Wood growing thereon, with all the Surplus Rock and Shilloe, with the liberty to get stones for road materials, Sand and Shilloe, and cart and carry away the same at any time without being subject to any damages for so doing from off the Allotment No 649a. Let the right to sell Shilloe to W Farrer, yearly Rent £1:1:-. The Tenant shall not under let or assign over any part of the aforesaid Allotment without consent in writing from the Proprietors.

The Tenant to enter on the Eatage & Depasturage with all Game from the 25th Day of April 1880 and at the end or sooner. Determination of the term to give up possession to the Proprietors or their incoming tenant on the same date. The rent to be due on the first day of June in each year if demanded and to be paid to Mr John Burrow or other Agent for the time being of the Proprietors.

At a Vestry Meeting held on the 22nd Day of November 1879 pursuant to Notice given. Rev E. Wilson in the Chair, the following resolutions were agreed to.
1st   That the contracts of the several lettings if required by the Tenants to be signed by the Chairman. It was also resolved that until further orders the net proceeds of the several lettings be disposed of first in lieu of Church rates, and the remainder to be handed over to the Township in relief of the High Way Rate or Poor Rate.

It was also resolved that Mr John Burrow pay to the School Master, Mr Barlow the sum of Five pounds a year out of Whitbarrow rents for playing the organ in Crosthwaite Church.

Notice

is hereby given that a Meeting of the Ratepayers of the Township of Crosthwaite with Lyth will be held in the Vestry of Crosthwaite Church at 2 o’clock P.M. on Thursday the 11th day of December for the purpose of considering the desirability of raising the quarter pence at both the Crosthwaite Endowed School and the Infant School at the Howe and also determining the best means to meet this Payment of the annual expenses connected with both the above schools.

Crosthwaite Vicarage   Edward Wilson
Nov 20 1879

In Accordance with the preceding Notice the Meeting was held first in the Vestry of Crosthwaite Church and afterwards by adjournment (Proposed by Mr Michael Bennett and seconded by Mr John Burrow and none dissenting) in the Crosthwaite Endowed School. It was first proposed by Mr Robert Burrow, seconded by Mr Thomas Gibson that the quarter pence be doubled all through the Parish. An amendment was therefore proposed by Mr George Pearson and seconded by Mr Robert Matthews that Town End Division should as hitherto pay nothing at all.

Neither Proposition nor amendment deemed to receive the support of the majority present. Thereupon it was proposed by Mr Burrow and seconded by Mr George Pearson that a Penny rate should be laid throughout the Parish for the sum £13-5-2 now lapsed since the new school was built for repairing the Schoolmaster’s House: the annual gift of £10 per annum to the Howe School and other necessary expenses connected with the two schools. That a voluntary rate of one penny in the Pound should be submitted throughout the Parish of Crosthwaite and Lyth and the sum to be realised thereby should be taken out of the Rents of Whitbarrow to refund the Master of £13-5-2 now lapsed since building the new school for repairs of the School Master’s House: for the £10 grant to the Howe School as has been paid for the year, and other items necessary for the annual working of the two schools: if approved by Mr Argles.

Edward Wilson Chairman

Copy

We the undersigned being ratepayers in the Parish of Crosthwaite and Lyth do cordially support the above proposition.

Rev Edward Wilson, the Vicarage
Miss Nancy Cartmell, the Vicarage
Mr Sharples Cartmell
〃 William Thornburrow
Mrs Hannah Gibson
〃 Mary Gibson
Mr John Gardner
〃 John Noble
〃 Joseph Bell
〃 Henry Martindale
Mrs Maria Dixon
Mr John Martindale
Mrs Mary Brown
Mr John Mason
〃 George Mason
〃 James Wilson
〃 Robert Docker
〃 John Airey
〃 R. F. Burrow
〃 William Davison
〃 James Hoggarth
〃 Jonathan Walling
〃 Thomas Philipson
Mrs Mary Walling
Mr William Milburn
〃 William Wilkinson
〃 George Hayton Jnr
〃 George Taylor
〃 James Longhorn
〃 William Simpson
〃 George Moss
〃 James Strickland
Mrs Rushforth
Mr James Bibby
〃 John B. Jackson
Mr Thomas Strickland
〃 George Hayton
Mrs Mary Lawrence
Mr James Maudsley & Sons
〃 John F. Pearson
〃 John Wood
〃 Daniel Wood
〃 Henry Forrest
〃 William Prickett
〃 Joseph Atkinson
〃 Thomas Willan
〃 John Birkett Esq
〃 William Dickinson

Mr Frederick Matthews
〃 Edward Caward
〃 George Pearson
〃 Robert Matthews
〃 Thomas Airey
Miss Agnes Harrison
Mr Thomas Walker
〃 William Taylor
〃 William Davison Jnr
〃 John Holme
Mrs Eleanor Lucas
Mr John Wren
Mrs Margaret Mason
Mr William Bentham
〃 Thomas Hutchinson
〃 Thomas Thornburrow
〃 George Martindale
〃 Thomas Park
〃 James Trotter
〃 George Woof
〃 Henry Moon
〃 William Martindale
〃 William Westgarth
〃 William Pearson
Mrs Woof
〃 Isabella Crosthwaite
Mr Thomas Moffatt
〃 James Bell
〃 Richard Taylor
Mrs Agnes Atkinson
Mr Thomas Durrant
Mrs Jane Long
Mr Joseph Taylor
Mrs Ellen Dixon
Mr Joshua Dixon
Mr George Dixon
〃 John Thornton
〃 Richard Garnett
〃 William Farrer Esq
〃 John Ellis
〃 Michael Bennett
〃 William Wilson
〃 Frank A. Argles Esq
〃 James H. Simpson
〃 John Walker
〃 John Pearson
〃 Thomas Shepherd

At a Meeting of the Rate payers within the Township of Crosthwaite & Lyth held at the Punch Bowl Inn, in Crosthwaite on Thursday the 4th day of Nov’er 1880 at two o’clock in the afternoon pursuant to a Notice given of which the following is a Copy.

Notice is hereby given that a Public Meeting will be held at the Punch Bowl Inn, Crosthwaite on Thursday the 4th day of Nov’er 1880 at two o’clock in the Afternoon for the purpose of arranging the most approved means of paying Mr John Robinson his salary for catching rats in the Lyth Division of the Township of Crosthwaite & Lyth, as the Auditor objects to the Salary being taken out of the Highway rate.

Resolved that Mr John Burrow be Chairman, moved by Mr T Gibson and seconded by Mr W. Wilson that the rat catchers Salary be taken out of the Drainage rate to refund £12 to the Surveyor.

At a Meeting of the Proprietors of Messuages, Lands and Hereditaments within the Township of Crosthwaite & Lyth held at the Vestry Room, Crosthwaite on Monday the 22nd Day of Nov’er 1880 at 2 o’clock in the Afternoon pursuant to a Notice duly given of which the following is a Copy.

Notice is hereby given that a Public Meeting of the Proprietors of Messuages, Lands and Hereditaments within the Township of Crosthwaite & Lyth will be held at the Vestry Room, Crosthwaite on Monday the 22nd Day of Nov’er 1880 at 2 o’clock in the Afternoon for the purpose of Transferring the Several Leases belonging to the Whitbarrow Township Allotment, viz The Eatage, Game Quarries, Cottage House and Nuts and other Matters relating thereto.

John Burrow
Crosthwaite Nov 6th 1880

According to the preceding Notice, the following gentlemen being present. Rev E. Wilson in the Chair Messrs Burrow, Jas Wilson and Thomas Gibson. It was unanimously resolved that the several Lettings, the Land, Game, Quarries, Cottage House and Plantation mentioned in the minutes of November 22nd 1879 be ratified for one year on the same conditions and then another made.

Dated this 22nd day of November 1880
Edward Wilson Chairman

It was at the same time resolved that the £5 per annum, hitherto given to the Clerk, the Late Joshua Dixon should till further notice be given to the Organist of the Church.

22nd November 1881
At  Meeting of the Proprietors of Messuages, Lands and Hereditaments within the Township of Crosthwaite & Lyth held at the Vestry Room, Crosthwaite on Tuesday the 22nd Day of Nov’er 1881 at 2 o’clock in the Afternoon pursuant to a Notice duly given of which the following is a Copy.

Notice is hereby given that a Public Meeting of the Proprietors of Messuages, Lands and Hereditaments within the Township of Crosthwaite and Lyth will be at the Vestry Room, Crosthwaite on Tuesday the 22nd Day of November 1881 for the purpose of renewing the several Leases of Whitbarrow Township Allotment.

viz The Eatage for seven months, Game, Quarries, Cottage House & Nuts, and other matters related thereto.
Notice is also hereby given that the Proprietors intend to appoint a permanent Surveyor or Surveyors of the Highways, for the Township Divisions in Crosthwaite & Lyth, at a Salary to be fixed at the aforesaid Meeting.
John Burrow
Crosthwaite 5th Nov’r 1881

We the undersigned being the majority in value of the Proprietors of land in the Township of Crosthwaite and Lyth, present at a vestry meeting, called for this purpose on the 22nd day of Nov’r 1881, hereby in pursuance of the power  given to us by the Inclosure Award or otherwise do hereby let to Fletcher Harrison and Richard Hudson, of Grasmere, the Eatage and Depasturage of the Township Allotment containing 538 acres more or less for the term of nine Lunar months, commencing on the twelvth Day of August last at the rate of sixty pounds, payable on the 25th March next to the Chuchwardens for the time of the said Township on our behalf the said Proprietors reserving to themselves and their Lessees the exclusive right of killing all Game and Rabbits on the said Allotment and the right of Quarrying and otherwise as specially mentioned in the Award.

Frank Argles, John Burrow, Rev’d E. Wilson,  Robert F. Burrow, Thomas Gibson and John Ellis.

We the undersigned being the majority in value of the Proprietors of land in the Township of Crosthwaite and Lyth, present at a vestry Meeting called for this purpose on the 22nd Day of November 1881, hereby in pursuance of the power given to us by the Inclosure Award or otherwise do hereby let to Frank A. Argles the exclusive right of killing and taking of all Game and Rabbits on the Township Allotment containing Five Hundred and thirty eight acres more or less for the term of six years at the yearly rent of sixteen pounds payable in advance each year, commencing on the 25th Day of April last, the present years rent having been paid.

Frank A. Argles, Robert F. Burrow, Rev’d E. Wilson, Robert F Burrow, Thomas Gibson, John Ellis.

signed sealed and delivered in the presence of Thomas Hutchinson.