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ST. JOHN'S PROTESTANT EPISCOPAL CHURCH HENRICO PARISH CITY OF RICHMOND, VESTRY BOOK 1730-1773

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At a Vestry hold October the twenty eight in the [year of?] Our Lord One thousand Seven hundred [and thirty?] Church.

[Octo 28th 1730]

Present

The Reverend Mr. James Keith Richard Randolph John Worsham John Redford Joseph Royal Bowler Cocke John Bolling

Henrico Parish [the right hand edge of the page is damaged and the amounts are not legible] To His Reverend James Keith . . . [illegible] To William Perkins Reader . . . [illegible] To Richard Williams Ditto . . . [illegible] To Charles Griffith Ditto . . . [illegible] To Do, Clerk of the Vestry . . . [illegible] To John Hobson Sexton . . . [illegible] To John Osborn Ditto . . . [illegible] To Thomas Branth for [Marriages?] . . . [illegible] To Thomas Jefferson Do. . . . [illegible] To Joseph Wilkinson for Ann Hewett . . . [illegible] To the Churchwarden for the poor Viz? [illegible] Abraham Robinson . . . { [illegible] Pardues Son . . . { [illegible] To Joseph Williamson . . . { [illegible] To Sarah Woodcocke for her Son . . . [illegible] To Hutchins Burton for Sarah Rawlins . . . [illegible] To John Herbert . . . [illegible] To Abraham Bailey for John Worth . . . [illegible]

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At a Vestry held October the twenty eight in the [year of?] Our Lord One thousand Seven hundred [and thirty at Curls?] Church.

(Octo 28th 1730)

Present

The Reverend Mr. James Keith Richard Randolph John Worsham John Redford Joseph Royal Bowler Cocke John Bolling

Henrico Parish [right hand edge of the page is missing and amounts are not legible] To His Reverend James Keith . . . [illegible] To William Perkins Reader . . . [illegible] To Richard Williams Ditto . . . [illegible] To Charles Griffith Ditto . . . [illegible] To Do, Clerk of the Vestry . . . [illegible] To John Hobson Sexton . . . [illegible] To John Osborn Ditto . . . [illegible] To Thomas Branth for [Marriages?] . . . [illegible] To Thomas Jefferson Do. . . . [illegible] To Joseph Wilkinson for Ann Hewett . . . [illegible] To the Churchwarden for the poor Viz? [illegible] Abraham Robinson . . . { [illegible] Pardues Son . . . { [illegible] To Joseph Williamson . . . { [illegible] To Sarah Woodcocke for her Son . . . [illegible] To Hutchins Burton for Sarah Rawlins . . . [illegible] To John Herbert . . . [illegible] To Abraham Bailey for John Worth . . . [illegible]

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2 Henrico Parish Continued D r Brought over 25800 110 To Elizabeth Womack for keeping a foundling Child Six Months . . . 500 . 40[?] To the Churchwardens for Susanna Wakefield . . . 800 . 64[?] To Richard Williams Sexton . . . 600 [appears to be blank] To Capt. John Redford for the Railing of the Church in full paiment . . . 4000 . 32[?] To William Bass Ditto . . . 4000 . 320[?] To Capt. John Redford for Six Benches . . . 200 . 16[?] To William Robertson for keeping Andrew Crawford four Months & burying } of him . . . } 1000 . 8[?] To Capt. Joseph Royal for twenty nine Levies entered in the list and two } in King William parish . . . } 1131 To Ditto for Nine Insolvents . . . 351 To Colo. Fran's Eppes as per [Acct?]. . . . 1113 To Joseph Royal for five Tithables twice listed . . . 195 To Joseph Royal Collect'd for good paiment . . . 541 40231 2904[?] Sallary . . . 4023 Cash 2904 47158 Due to the parish 64

Henrico Parish C r. By 1574 Tithable at 30 lb of tob'o per pole 47220

Ordered. That Capt. Joseph Royal do receive according to Law of Every Tithable [illegible] within this parish, thirty pounds of tobacco being the parish Levy for this year and that he pay the Several Allowances before mentioned to the respective persons to whom the same are due

James Keith Minist'r.

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At a Vestry held for Henrico parish the twenty Seventh of September in the year of Our Lord One thousand Seven hun[dred] and thirty One

Present. Joseph Royal Churchwarden, Francis Eppes, John Redford, Bowler Cocke, [Ed?] Booker, James Powel Cocke, & John Worsham.

Joseph Mayo and William Worsham Gentlemen take the Oath of Vestrymen for the parish

Present Joseph Mayo and William Worsham Gent.

Pursuant to an Act of Assembly of this Colony directing due manner of processioning of Lands &c the following precincts are lay'd out and directed to be processioned for the parish aforesaid viz. the Northside lower precinct from Turkey Island Creek up to four Mile Creek between White Oak Swamp and the River and that part of this parish for the Lower line between White Oak and Chiquohomony as high as Thomas Mathews plantation

Present the Reverend James Keith Joseph Pleasants and Stephen Woodson are appointed to See the processioning made [illegible] lower precinct on the Northside between the River and Swamp and John Cocke and Tho Watkins in the precinct back between the two Swamps and Four Mile Creek.

From Four Mile Creek to the River at the Mouth of Fields Creek all within the Main [illegible] to the River John Redford and Benjamin Burton are appointed to see processioned From Four Mile Creek Bridge above the Said Creek crossing Northerly as the said Creek tendeth to the head and thence Out to Thomas Mathews' thence up Chiquohomony Swamp to upland brook bridge, thence as the road tendeth to Rockets, thence to the Mouth of Fields Creek, thence to the place began at, by Joell Walker and James Lock[?] to be processioned

From upland brook bridge up the branch to the head, thence to John Walford's on Do. thence down the Said River to Tuckahoe Creek, thence as the Said Creektowa[rd?] the River, thence down the River to Rockets to be processioned by John Price and [illegible] Williamson.

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4 in the Mouth of Deep run up Tuckahoe to the Mouth of Churnley's branch, thence along the County Line to Hanover Line, thence down Chiquohomony Swamp to the Mouth of the upland brook, thence up the brook to the bridge to be processioned by Robert Mosby and John Shephard

The first precinct on the South side James River to begin at the Mouth of powels Creek Running up the River to the Ware run thence up the Said Run to the Appamatox Road thence along the Said Road to the parish Line thence down the Said Line to [Leplate?] [Logan?] at to be processioned by William Mosely and Robert [Ealam?]

From the Mouth of Ware run up to the River to the Mouth of Falling Creek thence up the Said Creek Opposite to Tullits Old plantation, thence across to Grills Old plantation on Swift Creek, thence down the Said Creek to the parish Line thence along the Said Line to Appomatox Road thence along the Said Road to the place began at to be processioned by Henry Vanderhood and Field Jefferson

From the Mouth of Falling Creek up the River to the Mouth of Powhite Creek thence up the Said Creek to Lucy's Spring thence Crossing to Lodwick Tanners on Swift Creek, thence Down the said Creek to Grills plantation thence across to Tulitts Old plantation thence down Falling Creek to the Mouth thereof to be processioned by Wharham Easly and Thomas Harris

From the Mouth of Powhite up the River to the parish Line thence along this parish Lines to the County Line thence along the County Line to Swift Creek thence down the Creek to Lodwick Tanners, thence to the Mouth of powhite Creek to be processioned by John James Flournoy and Frances Florenoy

From parish Line on the Southside Swift Creek along the Said Line to Appomatox River thence up the Said River to the Mouth of Middle Creek thence to Swift Creek as Straight a Course as may be Guessed to Robert Arshurst's plantation thence down the Said Creek to the place began at to be processioned by William Locket and Benjamin Locket Jun.

From the Mouth of Middle Creek on Appamatox River up the James to the County Line thence Along the Said Line to Swift Creek thence down the Said Creek to the Said Robert Arshurs[ts] plantation thence to the head of Middle Creek thence down the Said Creek to the place began at to be processioned by Edward Haskins and Creed Haskins.

James Keith

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5 At a vestry held for the parish of Henrico, at [Curles?] Church October the Eleventh in the year of our Lord One thousand and seven hundred and thirty [one?] Present The Reverend Mr James Keith William Randolph Esq. Richard Randolph Francis Eppes John Redford James Powel Cocke Bowler Cock Edward Booker William Worsham Joseph May John Worsham [right edge of page missing, "r" column missing] Henrico Parish D Reverend James Keith 16000 To William Perkins Reader 2000 To Richard Williams Reader 1680 To Charles Griffith Reader 2000 To Do. Clerk of the Vestry 500 To John Hobson Sexton 600 To John Gibons Do. 600 To Thomas Branch for ferriages 1200 To Peter Jefferson Son and Ex'r of Thomas Jefferson and to Field Jefferson Brother to the said Peter Jefferson for ferriages 1200 To Joseph Wilkenson for Ann [Howot?] 1200 To the Churchwardens for the poor Viz To Absalom Robinson 1400 To Joseph Williamson 200 To [Elianor?] Clerk for keeping for John Spring five weeks 300 To Savanna Woodcock for her Son 1200 Carried Forward 30680

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Henrico Parish continued 6 D r

Brought Forward . . . 30680 1219 To Hutchins Burton for Sarah Rawlins . . . 700 28 To John Herbert . . . 1000 40 To Capt. Joseph Royal for Susanna Wakefield . . . 800 32 To Elianor Williams as Sexton for her Own use . . . 600 24 To the Church Wardens for bread and wine last year . . . 400 [blank] To Michael Taylor for John Littleworth . . . 400 . [blank] To Abraham Bayly for keeping John Littleworth two Months . . . 133 [blank] To the Church wardens for bread and wine this year . . . 100 [blank] To Susanna Ware for curing John Wests hand . . . 800 [blank] To Mary Harding for curing Mary Burnet of a Burn . . . 240 [blank] To Mary Harding for keeping Mary Burnet three months . . . 300 [blank] To John Syncock for putting up the Glass of the Church Winder. . . 10 [blank] To the Reverend James Keith 14 per Ct. on his Sallary . . . 2616 [blank] To the Church Warden towards repairing the Chapple . . . 1000 [blank] . . . 38779 1343

Ordered That William Randolph Esqr. and Mr. Edward Booker be appointed Church Wardens

Ordered That Elianor Williams be continued Sexton of the Chapple--

Ordered That Sackfield Brewer be appointed Reader in the Chapple Richard Williams being absconded from his Duty therein --

Ordered That the Vestry do meet at the Court house on Saturday next to proportion the parish Levy this Vestry not be able to do the Same by reason the List of tithable is not Complete.

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7 Ordered that Cap't Henry Anderson do receive according to Law of every Tithable person within the parish twenty two pounds and a half of tobacco being the parish Levy for for the year and that he pay the several allowances begore mentiond to the respective persons to whom the Same are due James Keith

At a vestry held for the parish of Henrico at Curles Church the thirtenth day of October in the year of Our Lord One thousand Seven hundred and thirty two

Present The Reverend Mr. James Keith William Randolph Francis Eppes Richard Randolph Joseph Royal Bowler Cocke Edward Booker James Powel Cocke John Worsham William Worsham John Bolling [right hand edge of page damages and parts of the entries are missing] [When the visible numbers are added, the total is 1044 so I infer that each amount should have a zero on the right] Henrico Parish D r To the REeverend Mr. James Keith 16000 640[?] To William Perkins Reader 2000 80[?] To Jackfield Brewer Do 2000 80[?] To Charles Griffith Do 2000 80[?] To Ditto Clerk of the Vestry 500 20[?] To John Hobson Sexton 600 24[?] To John Gibon Do. 600 24[?] To Thomas Branch for ferriage 1200 48[?] To Field Jefferson for Do. 1200 48[?] Carried Forward 26100 1044[?] 7

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