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

November 23rd 1857
To
November 22nd 1910

Pages 151 to 200

Transcribed by Penny Mutch

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22nd November 1881

The Eatage and Depasturage with all Game and Hares, Rabbits and Wildfowl on the High Quarry, situated in the Townend Division, was let to Frank A. Atkinson, for the sum of ten shillings per annum commencing on the 25th Day of April last and the rent to be due on the 12th Day of August in each year and to be paid to the Surveyor in the Townend Division for the time being.

It was unanimously agreed by the Proprietors that £10 per annum be granted out of Whitbarrow rents to a Surveyor or surveyors for the Township of Crosthwaite and Lyth. The said Surveyor or surveyors to be appointed at the usual time in spring.

Present at the Meeting, Frank Atkinson Argles. Thomas Hutchinson, Thomas Gibson, John Ellis, Joseph Taylor, Joseph Taylor jnr,, George Mason, John Burrow, William Proctor, John Barrow Jackson, James Wilson and Robert Fleming Burrow.

22nd November 1882
At a Meeting of Proprietors of Messuages, Lands and Hereditaments with the Township of Crosthwaite and Lyth, held at the Vestry Room in Crosthwaite on Wednesday the 22nd Day of November 1882 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 held at the Vestry Room in Crosthwaite on Wednesday the 22nd Day of November 1882 at 2 o’clock in the Afternoon for the purpose of Letting or renewing the several Leases of Whitbarrow Township Allotment viz: The Eatage and Depaturage for nine lunar months, Game, Quarries, Cottage House and Nuts, and making other orders thereto,
John Burrow

Crosthwaite 11th November 1882

Present Mr F A Argles, Chairman, Rev E Wilson, John Burrow, Higgin Birkett, John Ellis, George Pearson, Henry Gibson Jnr, and B Prickett, George Dickson, John Strickland and Henry Watkin.

It was unanimously agreed that the eatage and depasturage of the great allotment be let to Hugh R Hudson, Fletcher Harrison, and their representatives for nine lunar months from 25th of September last at the rent of £60 payable the 25th March next subject to the present conditions of reserving all game, rabbits and wildfowl, also that the Cottage on Whitbarrow and nuts on allotment should be confirmed as relet to James Strickland at the sum of £7 . 10 rent with the same reservation, the quarries and right of selling stone away from the Township to George Neap at the rent of £10.10 rent with the same reservation and that the stage and shill and game right of the Whitescar and quarries to Mr Wm Farrer at the rent of £5.11 also.

That the exclusive right of killing and taking game and rabbits and wildfowl on the Township Allotment to confirm as relet to Mr F A Argles at the yearly rent of £16 payable 25th March.

It was also agreed that leases to the above effect should be signed if required by any of the parties at the lessee's expense.

It was also unanimously agreed that the account of receipts and payments on account of the above rents and profits up to March last as produced to the last meeting and since forwarded to the aforesaid Board should be allowed as carried by this Meeting.

It was proposed by Mr H Birkett and seconded by Mr Gibson that the net profits of the above mentioned property as from the last account be applied in the case of first, the Highway rated and next the poor rates of the whole Township.

Thereupon it was moved as an amendment by Mr Argles, seconded by Mr Burrow, that the said net profits be applied first in any Church rate, secondly any School rate, thirdly any Highway rate and fourthly any Poor rate during the current year since March last -

The amendment was supported by Mr  Henry Gibson, Mr Argles and Mr Burrow and opposed by Messrs Gibson, Dixon, Strickland, William Pearson, Birkett. The amendment was thereupon carried by a large majority in value of the owners.

Frank A Argles, Edward Wilson, John Burrow.

At a meeting of the Inhabitants and ratepayers of Crosthwaite and Lyth on the 14 Dec 1882 pursuant to the following Notice.

Notice is hereby given that a Vestry Meeting of the Inhabitants and Ratepayers of the Township of Crosthwaite and Lyth will be held at the Vestry Room of Crosthwaite on Thursday the 14th Day of December inst at ! o’clock in the afternoon for the purpose of making a Public Rate for the payment of all expenses connected with the Church and payable out of such rate in the current year commencing at Easter last.

Present Rev E. Wilson, Vicar, Chairman, Messrs F A Argles, John Burrow, James Wilson, C Philipson, H Birkett, T Walker, J Dixon, Geo Dixon, John Birkett,, M Jackson, Leo Pearson, John Prickett, Henry Willan, J Airey, N J Burrow, J D Burrow, W Wilson. J Philipson, W Dickinson, M M Walling, F Pearson J Pearson, Th Pearson, W Pearson, J Dixon, H Moon, J Mason, D Beetham, J Thornton, W Thornbarrow.

It was proposed by Mr Argles, seconded by Mr James Burrow that a Church Rate be laid on the Inhabitants and Ratepayers on this Parish for the payment of all legal expenses for the church and connected with it for the year commencing, last connected to the estimate produced-
No amendment was proposed and the rate was voted by 30 to 3 present without reconsidering plurality which would have given many ? for the vote.
Edward  Wilson
Chairman
F A Argles
R F Burrow
J D Burrow
William Wilson
Thomas Philipson
Wm Dickinson
Thomas Inman
Thomas Willan

At a Crosthwaite the 14th Dec 1882 at a Public Vestry Meeting of the Proprietors of Messuages, Lands and Hereditaments in the Township of Crosthwaite and Lyth held at the Vestry Room pursuant to the Note copied herein.

And Notice given that a Public Vestry Meeting of Proprietors of Messuages, Lands and Hereditaments in the Township will be held at the same place at 2pm or immediately after the first Meeting above mentioned for the purpose of confirming or otherwise the resolution come to at their Meeting on the 22nd Nov with respecting the application of the Net rents and profits of the Whitbarrow Property belonging to them.
Present F A Argles Chairman, Rev E Wilson, John Burrow.

Crosthwaite Dec 9th 1882

It was proposed by Mr Wilson seconded by Mr R F Burrow that the ratepayer today in the Church expenses be paid in the first out of net profits of the Whitbarrow Property and that the surplus be applied secondly in case of the road rates and thirdly of the poor rate.

It was thereupon proposed by Mr H Birkett seconded by Mr G Pearson as appointed by Mr Matthews, J Wallace, J Pearson, and Mr Pearson that the net profits be applied first in case of the Highway Rates and then by the Poor Rates. The following voted against the amendment Mr Argles, J Burn, J D Burrow, R F Burrow Rev E Wilson, H Martindale, Mr Martindale, Tobias Moon.

The amendment was refuted by a large majority and the original proposal carried.
It was proposed and carried unanimously that Mr J Burrow be continued as Manager of the Whitbarrow Property.

F A Argles Chairman
Edward Wilson
R F Burrow

At a Meeting of the Proprietors of Messuages, Lands and Hereditaments within the Township of Crosthwaite and Lyth held at The Vestry Rom in Crosthwaite on Easter Monday the 26th Day of March 1883 at 3 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 Vestry Meeting of the Proprietors of Messuages, Lands and Hereditaments within the Township of Crosthwaite and Lyth will be held at the Vestry Room in Crosthwaite on Easter the 26th Day of March 1883 at 3 o’clock in the Afternoon to consider the desirability of improving the present position of the Organ in Crosthwaite Church, and also for removing the window from the East Side of the Organ chamber to the West Side.

John Burrow Churchwarden

Crosthwaite 17th March 1883
It was unanimously agreed by all present that the aforesaid improvements in the Church be carried out.
F A Argles kindly offered to pay all the expenses.

Present
F A Argles Esq, Mr John Burrow, Mr George Taylor, Mr Thomas Philipson, Mr Thomas Gibson, and MrThomas Inman.
Rev E Wilson Chairman

At Crosthwaite the 22nd Nov 1883

At a Public Vestry Meeting of the Proprietors of Messuages, Lands and Hereditaments in the Township of Crosthwaite and Lyth, held at the Vestry Room pursuant to a Notice copied below.

Notice is hereby given that a Public Vestry Meeting of the Proprietors of Messuages, Lands and Hereditaments within the Township of Crosthwaite and Lyth will be held at the Vestry Room of Crosthwaite on Thursday the 22nd Day of November 1883 at 2 o’clock in the Afternoon for the purpose of letting or renewing the Several Leases of Whitbarrow Township Allotment.

viz The Game, Quarries, Cottage House and Nuts for one year, the Eatage and Depasturage for nine Lunar months, and making other orders relating to the disposal of the proceeds.
John Burrow
Crosthwaite November 10th 1883

And Notice is further given a Public Vestry Meeting of the Inhabitants and Ratepayers in the same Township will be held at the same place at 2 o’clock pm or immediately after the first Meeting above mentioned for the purpose of making a Public Rate for the payment of the current years expenses connected with the Church.
John Burrow
James Wilson, Church Wardens

At Crosthwaite 10th November 1883

At a Public Vestry Meeting of the Proprietors of Messuages, Lands and Hereditaments in the Township of Crosthwaite and Lyth held at the Vestry Room pursuant to the Notice copied below.

Notice is hereby given that a Public Vestry Meeting of the Proprietors of Messuages, Lands and Hereditaments within the Township of Crosthwaite and Lyth will be held at the Vestry Room of Crosthwaite on Thursday the 22nd Day of November 1883 at 2 o’clock in the Afternoon for the purpose of Letting or renewing the Several Leases of Whitbarrow Township Allotment.

viz: The Game, Quarries, Cottage House and Nuts for one year, the Eatage and Depasturage for nine Lunar months, and making other orders relating to the disposal of the proceeds.

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John Burrow

Crosthwaite Nov 10th 1883

Rev E Wilson in the chair, proposed by Mr Burrow and seconded by Mr Martindale, being present also Mr R F Burrow, Mr Townson, Mr Simpson, Mr Wm Wilson.

It was proposed by Mr R F Burrow seconded by Mr Wm Simpson that the several Tenants i.e. Mr Argles, Mr James Strickland, Mr George Moss and Mr Farrer should continue their several Tenancies at the same rents as heretofore for the next year ensuing, commencing in Spring 1884 and in accordance with a wish expressed by Messrs Hudson and Fletcher Harrison that their rent should be reduced. It was proposed by Mr R F Burrow and seconded by Mr John Burrow that the same Parties should continue as  Lessees of Whitbarrow on the same terms as heretofore at the Annual Rent of 5 and 2/7 and this proportion was agreed to by Mr Fletcher Harrison in the presence of the aforesaid Meeting on behalf of himself and Mr Hudson - signed by Fletcher Harrison.

E Wilson Chairman

And in accordance with the second meeting called by the Churchwardens if all the Inhabitants and Ratepayers in Vestry assembled held at the same time and place for the purpose of making a public rate for the payment of the current year’s expenses, connected with the Church.

It was proposed by Mr John Martindale and seconded by Mr Edward Townson that a rate of one penny in the pound throughout the Township of Crosthwaite and Lyth should be passed for the Church expenses and be paid out of the net profits taken out of Whitbarrow and that the surplus be applied in case of the Road Rates. Carried unanimously by the following gentlemen. Mr E Wilson in the Chair, Mr R Burrow, Mr Wm Wilson, Mt Thos Willan, Mr Wm Simpson, Mr John Burrow, Mr Edward Townson, Mr John Martindale, Mr Robert Docker, Mr John Noble, Mr Thomas Carr and Mr Thomas Davison. It was also proposed by Mr William Simpson and seconded by Mr John Martindale that Mr John Burrow continue as a Manager of Whitbarrow at the usual salary for the ensuing year commencing March 1884.
Edward Wilson

13th Nov 1884
At a Public Vestry Meeting of the Landowners and Ratepayers in the Parish of Crosthwaite and Lyth held at the Vestry Room pursuant to the Notice copied below

Notice is hereby given that a Public Vestry Meeting of the Landowners and Ratepayers of the Parish of Crosthwaite & Lyth will be held at the Vestry Room in Crosthwaite on Thursday 13th Day of Novr 1884 at 2 o’clock in the Afternoon to consider a proposal by Mr F A Argles Esq for taking down and rebuilding on the same foundation or nearby  so the present Tower of the Church of Crosthwaite & Lyth and for having the present bells recast, with an addition, so as to make a peal of six bells and to consider and if approved to adopt the plans and elevations produced by Mr J Bintley of Kendal, Architect for the above purposes, and also for any other purposes connected with the above.

The plans may be inspected at the Vicar’s house meanwhile.

And that as soon as the contracts have been accepted the requisite funds will be deposited by Mr Argles in the hands of the Vicar and Church Wardens.
John Burrow
James Wilson  Churchwardens

Crosthwaite 1st Nov 1884

At a Vestry Meeting of the Landowners and ratepayers as convened and holden pursuant to the above notice: the elevations of the Tower proposed and other particulars were produced and explained by Mr Bintley, the Architect and was unanimously highly approved by those present, i.e. E Wilson in the Chair, Messrs G Mason, Burrow, Simpson, Townson, Martindale, Dixon, Thornton, Barlow, Bentham, Inman, Thornburrow, James Wilson, and it was resolved that Mr Argles proposal be accepted with many thanks by the Meeting and its great regret that Mr Argles health did not permit him to be present, and that the work be proceeded with as soon as the specifications shall be approved by Mr Argles and the Committee and the Tenders accepted, weather permitting. It was also resolved that Mr Argles and his son, The Revd Canon Gilbert or the survivors of them be with the Vicar and Churchwardens of Crosthwaite a committee to superintend and manage the work and if necessary to replace the architect and anyone else employed. The committee to act by a majority of at least three quarters  of their number in case of dispute. The committee may vote by proxy, Also Mr Argles proposal respecting the bells i.e. recasting the present three and making them into a peal of six be gratefully accepted.

It was proposed by Mr Thomas Gibson and seconded by Mr Burrow that any Whitbarrow stone required for the Rebuilding of the Tower be taken from Whitbarrow quarries and this was unanimously agreed to.

E Wilson Chairman

November 22nd 1884

At a Public Vestry Meeting of the Landowners and Ratepayers in the Parish of Crosthwaite and Lyth held at the Vestry room pursuant to the Notice copied below.

Notice is hereby given that a Public Vestry Meeting of the Proprietors of Messuages, Lands and Hereditments within the Township of Crosthwaite and Lyth will be held in the Vestry Room in Crosthwaite on Saturday the 22nd Day of November 1884 at two o’clock in the afternoon for the purpose of Letting or renewing the Several Leases of Whitbarrow Township allotment.

viz The Game, Quarries, Cottage House & Nuts for one year, the eatage and depasturage for Nine Lunar Months and making other orders relating to the disposal of the proceeds.
John Burrow
Crosthwaite 8th November 1884

Present at the above Meeting,
Mr F A Argles, Mr John Burrow, Mr Thos Gibson, Mr John Martindale, Mr Wm Simpson.
E Wilson in the the Chair

It was proposed by Mr Burrow and seconded by Mr Thos Gibson that the several Tenants, Mr Argles, Mr James Strickland, Mr Fletcher Harrison, Mr George Moss, Mr Farrer should continue their several Tenancies at the same terms and Rent as heretofore for the next year ensuing commencing in the Sring of 1885
E Wilson Chairman

And Notice is further given that a Public Vestry Meeting of the Inhabitants and Ratepayers of the same Township will be held at the same place at 2 o’clock p.m. or immediately after the first meeting above mentioned for the purpose of making a Public rate for the payment of the current year’s expenses connected with the Church.

John Burrow, James Wilson  Churchwardens
Crosthwaite 8th November 1884

Present at the Meeting Mr F.A. Argles, Mr John Burrow, Mr Thos Gibson, Mr John Martindale, Mr Wm Simpson
E.W. Wilson in the Chair

It was proposed by Mr John Burrow and seconded by Mr Thos Gibson that the several Tenants c.c. Mr Argles, Mr James Strickland, Mr Fletcher Harrison, Mr George Moss, Mr F.A. Argles should continue their Tenancies at the same rents as heretofore for the next year coming commencing in the Spring of 1885
E. Wilson Chairman
and Notice is further given that a Public Vestry Meeting of the Inhabitants and Ratepayers in the same Township will be held at the same place at 2 o’clock p.m. or immediately after the first meeting above mentioned for the purpose of making a Public Rate for the payment of the current year’s expenses connected with the Church.

John Burrow James Wilson, Churchwardens
Crosthwaite 8th November 1884

November 23rd 1885
At a Public Vestry Meeting of the Landowners and Ratepayers in the Parish of Crosthwaite and Lyth held at the Vestry Room pursuant to the Notice copied below.

Notice is hereby given that a Public Vestry Meeting of the Proprietors of Messuages, Lands and Hereditaments within the Township of Crosthwaite and Lyth will be held in the Vestry Room in Crosthwaite on Monday the 23rd Day of November 1885 at 2 o’clock in the Afternoon for the Purpose of of Letting or renewing the several Leases of Whitbarrow Township Allotments viz The Game, Quarries, Cottage House and Nuts for one year, the Eatage and Depasturage for nine Lunar months and Making other orders relating to the disposal of the proceeds.

John Burrow
Crosthwaite November 8th 1885

Present at the Meeting, Mr Wm Harrison, Mr Thos Walker, Mr John Wood. Mr Thomas Cannon, Mr Wm Davison, Mr Thos Davison,  Mr James B Moon, Mr Robert F Burrow, Mr John B Barloaw, Mr Wm Martindale, Mr Thos Dixon, Mr Geo Hoggarth, Mr Wm Taylor, Mr John Ellis, Mr Geo Moss, Mr Thos Gibson, Mr Wm Simpson, Mr Wm Simpson, Mr Wm Willan, Mr John Phizacklea, Mr John Burrow.
Mr E Wilson in the Chair proposed by Mr Wm Simpson, and Seconded by Mr John Burrow, that the several Tenants, i.e. Mr Argles, Mr James Strickland, Mr Fletcher Harrison, Mr Geo Moss and Mr Farrer should continue their several Tenancies at the same rents as heretofore for the next year ensuing, commencing in the Spring of 1886.
And Notice is further given that a Public Vestry Meeting of the Inhabitants and Ratepayers in the same Township will be held at the same place at 2 o’clock pm or immediately after the first Meeting above mentioned for the purpose of making a Public Rate for the payment of the current years expenses connected with the Church.
John Burrow,  George Mason,  Churchwardens

Crosthwaite November 8th 1885

It was proposed by Mr Wm Simpson and seconded by Mr John Burrow that the rate of one penny in the pound should be laid for the Church rate and carried unanimously.
1886
At a Public Vestry Meeting of the Proprietors of Messuages, Lands and Hereditaments within the Township of Crosthwaite and Lyth held at the Vestry Room in Crosthwaite on Monday the 22nd November at 2 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 and Lyth will be held at the Punch Bowl Inn in Crosthwaite aforesaid, on Monday 22nd Day of November at one o’clock in the Afternoon for the following purposes:-
1st To determine upon the propriety of Leasing for nine lunar months the Eatage and Depasturage of, and also all the surplus Rock and Limestone, and Game, Cottage House and Garden and Nuts, and Shilloe Quarry for one year, 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 deemed sufficient for the use and consumption of the said Proprietors.
2nd If the the Meeting determine so to dispose of the Eatage and Depasturage, and also the surplus Rock and Limestone, Game, Cottage House, Garden and Nuts, the Shilloe Quarry of and in the same Allotments, then to receive proposals from and enter into contract with any person or persons willing to become such Lessee or Lessees
I am
Your Obedient Servant
John Burrow
Crosthwaite Nov 12th 1886
3rd Resolved that Mr FA Argles 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 with Lyth situated upon Whitbarrow and numbered upon the Award Plan 666a containing about 538 acres more or less be let for  (SPACE) and renewed yearly until the expiration of 7 years subject to and in accordance with the following conditions and reservations and let so.
No offer having been received the Meeting was for this purpose adjourned to Friday 10th at 2 o’clock and that in future letting may be in November, for each year, for entry in the following October.
5th The Proprietors reserve the Cottage House, Garden, Fruit trees, Nutwood and Nuts growing on the aforesaid Allotment No 666a and let the same to Mr James Strickland at the same rent as before, £7 a year.
6th The Proprietors reserve all the Limestone Rock with liberty to get and Quarry stone 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. 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 with Lyth, the person getting them shall pay the Proprietors the sum of Three Guineas 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 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 with Lyth, and for every ton of stone removed for sale out of the Township of Crosthwaite with 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 same 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 the aforesaid Allotment No 666a and let the same to Mr F. A. Argles at the old rent viz £16 a year.
9th The Tenant to pay the Tax and all parochial Rates and Assessments which may be imposed upon the same.

The tenant of the Cottage House and Garden and Nuts to enter on the Garden from the 25th Day of April and the House on the 12th Day of May 1886. The tenant of the Quarries to enter on from the day of letting the 22nd Day of November 1886.The taker of the Game, Hares, Rabbits and Wildfowl from the 25th Day of April 1887 and at the end or other sooner determination of the term to give up possession to the 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 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 with Lyth situated at the White scar end of the shilloe quarry 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 William Farrer Ecroyd Esq for the yearly rent of £5:11:0. The Proprietors reserve all trees and coppice wood growing thereon, with all the surplus Rock Sand and Shilloe with liberty to get stones for roads, Material, Sand and Shilloe and cart and carry away the same any time without being subject to any damages for so doing from the Allotment No 649a. The tenant to enter on Eatage and Depasturage with all Game from the 25th day of April 1887 and at the end or sooner determination of the term to give up possession to the Proprietors of their incoming tenants 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 the agent for the time being of the proprietors.
Thomas A. Argles

Resolved that the Proprietors hereafter agree that they will not cut down any of the trees growing on the enclosed portion of the Township land without the sanction of a meeting of the Proprietors specially convened for the purpose.

And Notice is further given that a Public Vestry Meeting of the Inhabitants and Ratepayers in the same Township will be held at the same place at 2 o’clock pm or immediately after the first meeting above mentioned for the purpose of making a Public Rate for the payment of current years expenses connected with the Church.
John Burrow, George Mason, Churchwardens

It was proposed by Mr John Gardner and seconded by Mr Thomas Dixon that a rate as above of one penny in the Pound be levied for the Church Rate and carried unanimously this 22nd Day of Novr 1886 by us the Vestry assembled
John Burrow, George Mason, Churchwardens
22nd Day of November 1886

Present at the Meeting, Mr George Pearson, Mr George Moss, Mr George Taylor, Mr Thomas Dixon, Mr James Bell, Mr Thomas Davison, Mr John Noble, Mr Thomas Gibson, Mr John Ellis, Mr John Gardner, Mr Thomas Pearson, Mr Wm Wilkinson, Mr Wm Thornburrow, Mr Robert Dewhurst, Mr Thomas Longhorn, Mr John B. Jackson, Mr James B. Moon, Mr James Strickland, Mr John Strickland, Mr Joseph H. Shepherd, Mr William Davison, Mr John Wood, Mr Joseph Simpson, Mr Thomas Martindale, Mr George Mason, Mr John Burrows.
Rev E Wilson,
F.A. Argles Chairman

An Adjourned Public Vestry Meeting of the Proprietors of Messuages, Lands and Hereditaments within the Township of Crosthwaite and Lyth held at the Vestry Room in Crosthwaite on Friday the 10th Day of December 1886 at 2o’clock in the Afternoon pursuant to a Notice duly given.
Notice is hereby given that an adjourned Public Vestry Meeting of the Proprietors of Messuages, Lands and Hereditaments within the Township of Crosthwaite and Lyth will be held in the Vestry Room in Crosthwaite on Friday the 10th Day of December 1886 at 2 o’clock in the Afternoon for the purpose of Letting the Eatage and Depasturage for nine lunar months on Whitbarrow Township and Allotment No 666a
Present at this adjourned Meeting Rev E Wilson in the Chair and the following gentlemen, Mr John Burrow, Mr John Barrow Jackson, Mr George Pearson, Mr George Taylor, Mr Joseph Shepherd and Mr Thomas Dixon - It was proposed by Mr George Pearson and seconded by Mr Burrow that in case Mr Dinsdale does not make any reasonable offer for the ensuing year, the Depasturage should be offered to Mr Argles at the annual rental of £34-0-0 and carried unanimously.

The adjourned meeting had also to consider the desirability of authorising the Proprietors agent, Mr Burrow to thin the Larch Trees on the enclosed portion in the Plantation on the Township Allotment No 666a in the spring of 1887.

It was proposed by Mr Thomas Dixon and seconded by Mr Pearson that Mr Burrow be authorised to thin the Plantation according to the preceding Notice and carried unanimously. It was also further agreed that Robert Dewhurst should have the Privilege of Cultivating  for a Garden a Portion of what is called Mearsons Quarry at the annual Rental of £1 for the term of 7 years now ensuing, provided that he does nothing to interfere with the Road Surveyor obtaining Material for repairs of the Road.

E Wilson Chairman
December 10th 1886

November 22nd 1887
At a Public Vestry Meeting, the Landowners and Ratepayers in the Parish of Crosthwaite and Lyth held at the Vestry Room pursuant to the Notice copied below. Notice is hereby given that a Public Vestry Meeting of the Proprietors of Messuages, Lands and Hereditaments  within the Township of Crosthwaite and Lyth will be held at the Vestry Room in Crosthwaite on Tuesday the 22nd Day of November 1887 at 2 o’clock in the Afternoon for the purpose of Letting or renewing the several Leases of Whitbarrow Township Allotment viz: The Game, Quarries, Cottage House and Nuts fro one year, the Eatage and Depasturage for nine Lunar months and making other orders relating to the disposal of the proceeds.

John Burrow
Crosthwaite November 12th 1887

Present at the meeting above convened Mr John Burrow, Mr Thos Gibson and Edward Wilson
It was proposed by Mr Burrow and seconded by Mr Thomas Gibson that the several tenants i.e. Mr Argles, Mr James Strickland, Mr George Moss and Mr Farrer Eckroyd should continue their several Tenancies at the same Rent and on the same Terms as heretofore for the next year ensuing, commencing in the spring/ excepting the quarries which commence on the 22nd day of November 1887

Edward Wilson Chairman

And Notice is further given that a Public Vestry Meeting of the Inhabitants and Ratepayers in the same Township will be held at the same place at 2 o’clock or immediately after the first Meeting above mentioned for the purpose of making a Public Rate for the payment of the current year’s expenses connected with the Church.

John Burrow, George Mason, Churchwardens
Crosthwaite 12th November 1887

Present at the Meeting above convened Mr John Burrow, Mr Thomas Gibson, Mr George Mason, Mr Thomas Davison and Mr William Davison.

It was proposed by Mr Thomas Davison and seconded by Mr William Davison that a rate of one penny in the pound be laid for the Church rate for the current year.
Edward Wilson Chairman
Nov. 22. 1887

November 22nd 1888

At a Public Vestry Meeting of the Landowners and Ratepayers in the Township of Crosthwaite and Lyth held at the Vestry Room pursuant to the Notice copied below.

Notice is hereby given that a Public Vestry Meeting of the Proprietors of Messuages Lands and Hereditaments within the Township of Crosthwaite and Lyth will be held in the Vestry Room, Crosthwaite on Thursday the 22nd day of November 1888 at 2 o’clock in the afternoon for the purpose of letting or renewing the several leases of Whitbarrow Township Allotment viz the Game, Quarries, Cottage House and Nuts for one year, the Eatage and Depasturage for nine Lunar months and making the orders relating to the disposal of the precedes and also to the desirability of cutting some Larch Trees and the coppice wood growing upon the Township Allotment situated upon Whitbarrow.

Present at the above Meeting Mr Burrow, Mr James D Burrow and the Rev E Wilson. It was proposed by Mr Burrow and seconded by Mr James D Burrow that the several Tenants ( Mr Argles, Mr James Strickland, Mr Farrer Eckroyd and Mr George Moss should continue their several Tenancies on the same terms as heretofore for the next year ensuing commencing in the Spring excepting George Moss, the Taker of the quarries who commences on the 22nd day of November 1888 and it was also further agreed that the Manager, Mr Burrow should be allowed to cut down or otherwise thin according to his discretion either in the Larch Plantation or the Coppice wood situated upon Whitbarrow aforesaid.

Edward Wilson Chairman

And Notice is further given, that a Public Vestry Meeting of the Inhabitants and Ratepayers in the same Township will be held at the same place 2 o’clock pm or immediately after the conclusion of the first Meeting above mentioned for the purpose of making a Public Rate for this payment of the current year’s expenses connected with the Church.

John Burrow, George Mason Churchwardens

Crosthwaite November 10th 1888
Present Messrs Burrow, J. D. Burrow, George Mason, John Mason, Thos Davison, George Stewardson, Jonathan Shepherd, Robert Docker, and William Davison. J.D. Barlow and Rev E. Wilson. It was proposed by Mr George Mason and seconded by Mr Thos Davison that one and a half pence in the pound be Levied for the expenses connected with the Church for the current year and carried unanimously
Edward Wilson Chairman
Nov 22nd 1888

Novr 22nd 1889
At  Public Vestry Meeting of the Landowners and ratepayers in the Township of Crosthwaite and Lyth, held at the Vestry Room pursuant to the
Notice copied below
Notice is hereby given that a Public Vestry Meeting of the Proprietors of Messuages, Lands and hereditaments, within the Township of Crosthwaite and Lyth, will be held in the Vestry Room in Crosthwaite on Friday the 22nd Day of November 1889 at 2 o’clock in the Afternoon for the purpose of Letting, or renewing the several Leases of Whitbarrow Township Allotment, viz The Game, Quarries, Cottage House and Nuts for one year, the Eatage and Depasturage for nine Lunar months, and making other orders relating to the disposal of the proceeds,
And to consider the desirability of cutting some Larch trees, growing on the Township Allotment situated upon Whitbarrow,
And also to consider the desirability of selling or exchanging a Piece of Land at Whitescar End of Township Allotment containing 1 Rood, 20 Perches with William Farrer Eckroyd Esq of Whitbarrow Lodge in Lyth.
John Burrow.
Crosthwaite, November 9th 1889

In pursuance to the aforesaid Notice It was proposed by Mr Burrow and seconded by Mr Gibson that the several Tenants/ Mr Argles, Mr James Strickland, Mr Farrer Eckroyd and Mr George Moss should continue their several Tenancies at the same terms as heretofore for the next year ensuing commencing in spring 1890 excepting Mr George Moss, The Taker of the Quarries who commences this day the 22nd of November 1889. It was also further proposed by Mr Thos Gibson and seconded by Mr Joseph Simpson that the Larch Trees be marked for felling under the superintendence of Mr Burrow as heretofore and the Bark and Trees to be sold according to his best judgement.

That this meeting passed the resolution in favour of selling the piece of ground. E.W., seconded by Mr George Moss.

It was further proposed by Mr Gibson that Mr Eckroyd having requested to purchase a Piece of Ground behind Raven Lodge cottage at Whitescar End 1 Rood, 20 perches should be negotiated with: concerning the purchase of it and it was also further proposed that Mr Argles, Mr Burrow and the Chairman should be appointed as the Parish Committee to carry out the work and it was seconded by Mr George Moss, mem com and carried.

The following Landowners being present Mr Burrow, Mr Thos Gibson, Mr Joseph Simpson, Mr George Moss, Mr Thos Dixon, Mr George Taylor, Mr James Bell and E. Wilson
Chairman.

It was proposed by Mr Joseph Simpson and seconded by Mr Thomas Gibson that Evergreens and Ferns be no longer sold as heretofore until further Notice, and carried unanimously.

The following gentlemen Present in accordance to the second Notice as ratepayers and landowners, Mr Gibson, Mr Burrow, Mr Mason, Mr Barlow, Mr Gardner, Mr Simpson, Mr Moss, Mr Dixon, Mr William Davison Sen., and
E Wilson in the Chair

It was proposed by Mr John Gardner and seconded by Mr James Bell that one penny in the pound be Levied for the expenses of the Church for the current year, carried unanimously.
(Ed lots of crossing out, insertions)

Nov 22nd 1890
At a Public Vestry Meeting of the Landowners in Crosthwaite and Lyth held in the Vestry Room pursuant
to the
Notice copied below

Notice is hereby given that a Public Vestry Meetimg of the Proprietors of Messuages, Lands and hereditaments within the Township of Crosthwaite and Lyth, will be held in the Vestry Room in Crosthwaite on Saturday the 22nd November 1890 at 2 o’clock in the afternoon for the purpose of letting or renewing the several Leases of Whitbarrow Township Allotments viz theGame, Quarries, Cottage House and nuts for one year, the eatage and depasturage for Nine Lunar Months and making the orders relating to the disposal of the proceeds and to consider the desirability of cutting some Larch Trees growing upon the Township Allotment situated upon Whitbarrow and also to confirm the selling of a piece of Land at Whitbarrow Township Allotment containing 10 Perches to William Farrer Eckroyd Esq of Whitbarrow Lodge in Lyth.
John Burrow
Hill Top, Crosthwaite Nov 8th 1890

The Rev E Wilson in the Chair and Mr Burrow of Hilltop being present and it was agreed that the Several Tenants Messrs Argles, Eckroyd, Strickland and George Moss should continue to hold their Tenancies on the Same Terms as heretofore for the next year ensuing commencing in Spring 1891. Excepting George Moss the Taker of the Quarries who commences this day the 22nd of November 1890 and the same gentleman considered it desirable that more Larch Trees should be thinned out on the Whitbarrow Plantation and also that the sale of the 10 perches of Whitbarrow to Mr Farrer Eckroyd should be confirmed .
Edward Wilson Chairman
Vestry Room, Crosthwaite Nov 22 1890

Novr 22nd 1892
At a Public Vestry Meeting of the Landowners in the Township of Crosthwaite and Lyth held at the Vestry Room pursuant to the
Notice copied below.

Notice is hereby given that a Public Vestry Meeting of the Proprietors of Messuages, Lands and Hereditaments within the Township of Crosthwaite and Lyth, will be held in the Vestry Room in Crosthwaite on Tuesday the 22nd day of November 1892 at 2 o’clock in the Afternoon for the purpose of Letting, or renewing the several Leases of Whitbarrow Township Allotment.
viz: The Game, Quarries, Cottage House and Nuts for one year, the Eatage and Depasturage for nine Lunar months and making other orders relating to the disposal of the proceeds.
And to consider desirability of cutting some Larch Trees, growing upon the Township Allotment situated upon Whitbarrow.
And also to confirm the selling of a piece of land at White Scar end Township Allotment, containing 10 perches to William Farrer Ecroyd esq. of Whitbarrow Lodge in Lyth.
John Burrow
Hill Top, Crosthwaite, Novr 12th 1892.

Novr 22nd 1892

Gentlemen present, Mr John Burrow, Mr John Ellis, Mr Joseph Simpson, Mr Tobias Moon and it was agreed that the several Leases be continued, F. A. Argles Esq, W. F. Ecroyd Esq., James Strickland and George Moss should hold their Tenancies on the same Terms as heretofore for the next year ensuing, commencing in the Spring 1893. Except George Moss the Taker of the Quarries commences this day the 22nd Day of November 1892.
And the same gentlemen consider desirable that more Larch Trees should be thinned out in the Whitbarrow Plantation.
And also that the Sale of 10 perches of Land at White Scarend to Mr Wim Farrer Ecroyd should be confirmed.

John Burrow, Chairman
Vestry Room, Crosthwaite, 22nd Novr 1892

1893
At a Public Vestry Meeting of the Proprietors of Messuages, Lands and Hereditaments within the Township of Crosthwaite and Lyth held at the Vestry Room in Crosthwaite on Wednesday 22nd Day of November 1893 at 2 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 and Lyth will be held in the Vestry Room in Crosthwaite aforesaid, on Wednesday the 22nd Day of November 1893 at 2 o ‘clock in the Afternoon for the following purposes.
1st To determine upon the propriety of Leasing for nine Lunar months the Eatage and Depasturage of and all the surplus Rock and Limestone, and Game, Cottage House Garden and Nuts, and Shilloe Quarry for one year, 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 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, Cottage House Garden and Nuts, the Shilloe Quarry 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
John Burrow
Hill Top Crosthwaite

3rd Resolved that Mr John Burrow 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 with Lyth, situated upon Whitbarrow and numbered upon the Award Plan 666a containing 528 acres more or let be Let for or renewed yearly until the expiration of 7 years subject to and accordance with the following conditions and reservations and let to F.A. Argles at £34.0.0 a year.
5th The Proprietors reserve the Cottage House Garden and Fruit Trees, Nutwood and Nuts growing on the aforesaid Allotment No 666a and let the same to Mr James Strickland at the same tent as before £7 a year.
6th The Proprietors reserve all the Limestone, Rock with liberty to get and Quarry, stone and Material for Building and other purposes either for themselves or tenants in the several Quarries and to cart and carry the same away without being subject to any damages for so doing from off the Allotment No 666a and Let the right to Quarry for sale to George Moss for the sum of £5 a year.
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 with Lyth, the Tenants getting them shall pay the Proprietors the sum of Three Guineas 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 more than one pound in addition to the Tree 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 and 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 with Lyth, and for every Ton of Stone removed for sale out of the Township of Crosthwaite with 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 woods growing upon the same 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 shoot all over the aforesaid Allotment No 666a and let the same to F.A. Argles for £16.0.0 a year.
9th The Tenant to pay all the Taxes and all parochial Rate and assessments which may be imposed upon the same. The tenant of the Cottage House Garden and Nuts to enter on the Garden from the 25th Day of April and the House on the 12th Day of May 1894.
The tenant of the Quarries to enter on from the day of Letting the 22nd Day of November 1893.
The taker of the Game, Hares, Rabbits and Wildfowl from the 25th Day of April 1894 and at the end or other sooner determination of the term to give up possession to 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 of Crosthwaite with Lyth situated at Whitescarend and the Shilloe Quarry and No 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.F. Ecroyd at the same Rent as before £5.11.0 a year.
The Proprietors reserve all trees and coppice wood growing thereon , with all the surplus Rock, Sand and Shilloe , with liberty to get stones for the roads, Materials, Sand and Shilloe and cart and carry away the same at any time without being subject to any damages for so doing from the Allotment No 649a.
The tenant to enter on the Eatage and Depasturage  with all Game from the 25th day of April 1894 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 the Agent for the time being of the Proprietors.
Resolved that the Proprietors hereby agree that they will not cut down any of the trees growing on the enclosed portion of the Township land without the sanction of a Meeting of the Proprietors, specially convened for that purpose.

Present at the Meeting Mr George Pearson, Mr George Taylor, Mr George Moss, Mr James Strickland, Mr John Ellis, Mr Richard Prickett, Mr James Prickett and Mr Joseph Simpson
John Burrow Chairman.