St. Nicholas Parish Church, Dundalk

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ST NICHOLAS’S CHURCH, DUNDALK

REGISTER BOOK No 1

DUNDALK VESTRY MINUTES

1748 – 1806

This document has been transcribed by permission of the Representative Body of the Church of Ireland

Dundalk Vestry Minutes 1748 – 1806

(5.10.1748)

At a Vestry duly called and held in the Church of St. Nicholas for the Parish of Dundalk on Wednesday the fifth day of October 1748. It was agreed by and between the Vicar, Churchwardens and other Parishioners then present that the road or street leading from the Bridg of Dundalk to the little Bridg at Mr Murray’s Bleach-yard be repaired by the six Days Work of the inhabitants of Bridg-Ward, Middle Ward, Upper Ward, Seatown-Ward, & Priorland Ward, & that the road leading to Castletown be repaired by the six Days Work of Lower Ward, & that Mr John Green Senior be Director of the said roads, & Mr William Miller, & Mr Dennis Mcowen, & Mr Mordaunt Paterson be overseers together with Mr Arthur Coleman. And that the two roads Leading from the Town of Castletown to the Deer Park & the Bridg of Crin be repaired by the six Days Work of the Inhabitants of the Parish of Castletown, & that the Revnd Mr. Ludlow Brabazon be Director, & Patrick McTaggart, Patrick Dobbs, Thomas Martin, & John Fitz Gibbon be overseers of the said Roads. Another sum of Two Pounds six shillings & seven Pence be applotted & levied next Easter upon the Parish for twelve Pick-axes & Likewise the sum of Two Pounds Sterl be applotted to be paid Mr John Green Senior as overseer of the Roads last year. Given under our Hands the Day and year above written.

John Bowes Vicr Thos. Coulter Artr. Coleman, Church Wardens Isaac Read John Skelton Mord Patterson John Green Jn Dennis

(28.3.1749)

At a Vestry duly called and held in the Church of St Nicholas for the Parish of Dundalk on Tuesday the twenty eighth day of March 1749. It was agreed by and between the Vicar Church Wardens and other Parishioners then present that David Johnson and Michael Weldon should serve as Church-Wardens for the ensuing year; that Mr. Willm. Murray with the new-chosen Church-Wardens be applotters of the Church sess for the Parish of Dundalk , and that Mr. Will: Johnson and James McGillieran be applotters for the Parish of Castletown, and that the present Vestry be adjourned until Whitsun Tuesday. Given under our hands the day and year above written.

Thos: Bowes Curate Thos Coulter Artr. Coleman Church wardens Tho: Tipping John Woolsey Step: Page Aldboro Wrightson Wm Tenison

(16.5.1749)

At a Vestry duly called & held in the Church of St Nicholas for the Parish of Dundalk on Whitsun Tuesday the 16th Day of May 1749 It was agreed by & between the Vicar Church Wardens, & other Parishioners then present, That the sum of thirty eight pounds be forthwith applotted and levied upon the inhabitants of the said Parish, viz: ten pounds for sheeting the south side of the roof of the Church; two pounds ten shills. for elements, eight pounds eight shills. for bastards; four pounds for the Clerk and Sexton’s salary; two pounds ten shills.& eleven pence halfpenny for arrears due to Will. Elgee; four pounds for John Green for overseeing the high roads; one pound ten shills. to Mordaunt Patterson for keeping the Church windows in repair; three pounds arrears due to Mordt. Patterson for glazing the Church; fifteen shills. & eight pence arrears due to a woman for maintaining a parish charge; fifteen shills. & nine pence arrears due to Mich. Weldon for cloth for the surplice; ten shills. & ten pence for the Church wardens travelling charges; five shills. for writing the vestry books; two shills. & eight pence halfpenny for oil for the water engine. Given under our hands this sixteenth day of May. 1749.

John Bowes Vicr David Johnston Michl. Weldon Church Wardens John Skelton Arthr. Coleman Thos. Coulter W m Elgee Mord Patterson

(4.10.1749)

At a Vestry duly called & held in the Church of St Nicholas for the Parish of Dundalk, on Wednesday the Fourth Day of October 1749. It was agreed by and between the Vicar, Church Wardens & other Parishioners of the said Parish there present. That the road or street leading from the bridge of Dundalk to the little bridge at Mr. Murray’s bleach yard and the road leading thro’ the back lanes be repaired by the six day’s labour of the inhabitants of Bridge ward, middle ward, upper ward, Seatown ward, Lower ward & Priorland ward, and that Mr Wrightson and Mr Pat: Gernon be overseers: And that the two roads leading from the town of Castletown to the Deerpark and the bridge of Crin be repaired by the six days work of all the inhabitants of the parish of Castletown, and that the Revnd. Mr. Ludlow Brabazon be directors, and Pat: Mc.Tegart, Pat: Dobbs, Thos: Martin, and John FitzGibbon be overseers of said roads. And that the upper road leading by James McGillieran’s house be repaired by the six days work of the inhabitants of the Parish of Castletown, and that James McGillieran and John Dermot be overseers for the said upper road.

John Bowes Vicr David Johnston Ch. warden Isaac Read Henry Courtney Da. Clifford Pat Gernon Michl. Weldon

(17.4.1750)

At a Vestry duly called & held in the Church of St. Nicholas for the Parish of Dundalk on Easter Tuesday, being the 17th Day of Aprile 1750, It was agreed by & between the Vicar, Church Wardens, & other Inhabitants of the said Parish then present, That Mr William Gunnel & Mr. James Marmion Do serve as Church wardens for the present year, That the sum of Thirty Eight Pounds be forth with applotted & levied upon ye Inhabitants of the sd. Parish for the following uses, viz:

For Elements Two Pounds ten shilling, for sheeting and sleating part of ye Church Roof Twelve Pounds, for repairing ye King Post of ye steeple Ten Shillings, for ye Clerk & Sextons Salaries four Pounds, for maintain[in]g & clothing two bastards Four Pounds Four Shillings, for John Green for overseeing ye high roads Two Pounds, for Arrears due to Mordant Patterson Two Pounds five Shillings & nine pence, for repairing windows this present year one Pound, For Arrears due to ye last Church Wardens Four Pounds six Shillings and sixpence, for Arrears due for Two Bastards one Pound Ten Shillings, for Church Wardens travel[l]ing charges Ten Shillings and & ten pence, for writing ye Sess Book & transcribing ye old vestry Book Ten Shillings, for a Bell Roap Eight Shillings, for Alexander Coulter for Arrears due to him Sixteen Shillings, for repairs of ye Church Roof one Pound Eight Shillings & eleven pence, and that Mr. Wrightson and David Johnston be Applotters with the present Church Wardens, Given under our Hands ye Day and year above mentioned

John Bowes Vicar David Johnston Michl: Weldon Church Wardens Isaac Read Jn. Dennis Ron. Dennis

(3.10.1750)

At a Vestry duly called and held in the Church of St Nicholas for the Parish of Dundalk, on wednesday the third day of October 1750; It was agreed by and between the Vicar, Church wardens and other Inhabitants of the said Parish then present, that the six days labour of the Parish of Dundalk be applied in the first place to repair the main street from the hither end of the bridge of Dundalk, to the hither end of Mr. Murray’s bleach-yard, and then to repair the back streets, and the road leading to the Parliament-Square: And that the six days labour of the Parish of Castletown be applied to repair the upper road leading from Courtney’s house to the end of Farrandreg; and that Mr. Gerrard Reilly, Mr. Edward Mackenna, Mr. Patrick Coleman, and Mr. Daniel Rooney be overseers of the road leading through the street of Dundalk and to the Parliament Square, and through the back-lanes, and that Mr. John Green be director: And that Mr. John Fitzgibbons and Mr. Thos: Martin be overseers of the upper road leading through Farrandreg in the Parish of Castletown.

Thos: Bowes Curate Isaac Read Da Clifford Pat. Gernon Willm Johnston John Skelton Joseph Coulter

(9.4.1751)

At a Vestry duly called & held in the Church of St Nicholas for the Parish of Dundalk on Easter Tuesday, being the 9th of Aprile 1751 It was agreed and concluded by and between the Vicar, Church Wardens & other Parishioners there present, That in regard the present Church-Wardens have not made up their Accounts nor collected the Church-Cess according to the Applotment; that therefore the present Vestry be adjourned to Tuesday the 28th Day of May, next, & that if the said Church-Wardens do not collect and pay the Church-Cess according to the said Applotment against the said 28th of May, that they be continued to serve Church-Wardens for this present year. Given under our Hands the Day and year above written

John Bowes Vicar Isaac Read John Skelton Henry Courtney Jas Marmion Willm Gonnell

(28.5.1751)

At a Vestry duly called & held in the Church of St Nicholas for the Parish of Dundalk on Tuesday in Whitsun-week being the 28th Day of May 1751. It was agreed and concluded by and between the Vicar Church-Wardens & other Parishioners then present, That the late Church-Wardens have made up their accounts and are therefore discharged, & that Mr. Chs. Elgee and Mr. Thos. Kelly are chosen and appointed to serve as Church-Wardens for the present year, & that there be forthwith applotted and levied upon the inhabitants of the Parish two pounds ten shills. for elements, ten pounds for the Clerk’s salary until Easter next, two pounds for the Sexton’s salary, four pounds four shills. for maintaining and clothing two bastards, one pound for the contingencies of glazing for the present year, ten shills. and ten pence for the Church Wardens travelling charges, five shills. for drawing the cess-book, one pound ten shills. for the repairs of the roof of the Church, two pounds to John Green for overseeing the high way, one pound twelve shills. & three pence to Mordaunt Patterson for arrears, ten pounds to be laid out for repairing the King-post under the direction of Mr. Read & Mr. Courtney, ten shills. & ten pence for a publick coffin, eighteen shills. poundage, for contingencies nineteen shills. & one penny, and that eight days before next Easter vestry the church Wardens bring in their accounts to be examined by Mr. Read & Mr. Wrightson, and that Mr. Read & Mr. Courtney be appointed applotters for the year, and that the Church Wardens for the future shall not lay out any money for any work but what is laid on by an act of vestry; given under our hands the day & year written; [inserted] in all thirty eight Pounds

John Bowes Vicar Charles Elgee Thos. Kelly Chur ward Isaac Read Henry Courtney Wm. Gunnell James Marmion Charles Benson, Fras. Walsh

(1.10.1751)

At a Vestry duly called & held in the Church of St Nicholas for the Parish of Dundalk on Tuesday the First of October 1751, It was agreed by & between the Vicar, Church-Wardens, & other Inhabitants of the said Parish then present, That the six days labour of the Parish of Dundalk be applied in the first place to repair the main street from the hither end of the bridge of Dundalk to the hither end of Mr. Murray’s bleachyard, and then to repair Castletown road, Camp Street, and the Back-lanes: And that the six days labour of the Parish of Castletown be applied to repair the street through the Village of Castletown; and that Mr. Daniel Rooney, and Mr. James Nesbit, Mr. Thos: Green, and Mr. Willm. Gunnel be overseers of the road leading thro’ the Street of Dundalk, The Back-Lanes, Camp-Street, and Castletown-Road, and that Mr. Willm. Johnston, and Mr. John Fitzgibbon be overseers of the road leading thro’ the village of Castletown … And that The several sums applotted upon land and trades in the said Parish being read and no objection made, are hereby ratified and confirmed; given under our hands the day and year above named.

Upper ward trade £1.2.3 Middle ward do. £3.0.3 Lower ward do. £2.7.1 Seatown ward do. £1.0.8 £8.6.3

Upper ward Land £2.5.6 Middle ward do. £1.5.7.1/2 Lower ward do. £0.2.6 Seatown ward do. £3.18.0 Priorland ward do. £6.3.10.1/2 Bridge ward do. £5.18.10.1/2 Parish of Castletown do. £9.19.4.1/2 £29.13.9 £8.6.3 + £29.13.9 = £38.0.0

John Bowes Vicar Thos: Bowes Curate Chas: Elgee Thos: Kelly Church wardens Isaac Read Henry Courtney John Skelton Robt: Richardson

(31.3.1752)

At a Vestry duly called & held in the Church of St Nicholas for the Parish of Dundalk on Easter Tuesday being the 31st of March 1752; It was agreed & concluded by & between the Curate, Church-Wardens, & other Parishioners then present; that in regard the present Church-Wardens have not made up their accounts nor collected the Church-cess according to applotment, that therefore the present Vestry be adjourned to Tuesday the 19th. Of May next; & that if the said Church-Wardens do not collect & pay the Church-cess according to ye said applotment, against the said 19th. of May, that they be continued to serve Church-Wardens for this present year. Given under our hands the day and year above written.

Thos: Bowes Curate Chas: Elgee Thos: Kelly Church wardens Isaac Read John Woolsey Wm. Murray Ald Wrightson John Skelton

(19.5.1752)

At a Vestry duly called and held in the Church of St Nicholas for the Parish of Dundalk pursuant to the last adjournment, on Tuesday in Whitsun-week, being the 19th. Day of May 1752, it was agreed & concluded by and between the Vicar, Church-Wardens & other Parishioners then present, that the Church Wardens have made up their accounts, & are therefore discharged, and that Mr. Chas: Lister and Mr. James Mackenna are chosen & appointed to serve as Church-Wardens for the present year, and that there be forthwith applotted and levied upon the inhabitants of the Parish one pound five shills. for elements, ten pounds for one year’s salary to the Clerk until Easter next, two pounds for the Sexton’s salary, four pounds four shills. for maintaining two bastards, one pound ten shills. to Mordaunt Patterson for keeping the Church-Windows in repair, and delivering them up in proper order at the year’s end by the approbation of the Vicar and five shills.& nine pence of arrears to the said Mordt. Patterson, ten shills. & ten pence to the Church-Wardens for travelling charges, five shills. for drawing the cess-Book, two pounds to John Green for overseeing the high way, eight pounds to be laid out on sheeting and slating part of the south roof of the Church, under the direction of Isaac Read Esqr, the Revnd. John Skelton, and Mr. Henry Courtney, one pound four shills. & six pence for contingencies, fifteen shills. & six pence for receiver’s fees, making in the whole the sum of thirty two pounds, and that Isaac Read Esqr, Mr. Will Warren, & Mr. Wrightson be appointed applotters for the present year, and that the Church-Wardens for the future shall not lay out any money for any work but what is laid on by an act of Vestry. Given under our hands the day & year above-written.

Thos: Bowes Curate Isaac Read John Skelton, John Woolsey, Henry Courtney, Chas. Elgee Wm Cluff

(4.10.1752)

At a Vestry duly called and held in the Church of St Nicholas for the Parish of Dundalk on wednesday the fourth day of October 1752; It was agreed by and between the Vicar, Church Wardens, and other Inhabitants of the said Parish then present, that the six days labour of the Parish of Dundalk be applied in the first place to repair the street and lanes of the town of Dundalk and then to repair Castletown road. And that the six days labour of the Parish of Castletown be applied to repair the road leading from the village of Castletown to Bellew’s bridge: And that Mr.Willm. Warren and Mr. Gerrard Reilly be overseers of the road leading through the streets and lanes of Dundalk, and to Castletown, and that Mr. John Green be director, and that Richd. Jackson and Thos: Tipping Esqrs. Be overseers of the road leading from Castletown to Bellews bridge. Given under our hands the day and year above named.

Thos: Bowes Curate Isaac Read Robt. Draper Saml Reford Alexr Coulter

(24.4.1753)

At a Vestry duly called and held in the Church of St Nicholas for the Parish of Dundalk on Easter Tuesday being the 24th of April, 1753, It was agreed and concluded by and between the Curate, Church-Wardens, and other Parishioners then present, that in regard the present Church-Wardens have not made up their accounts, nor collected the Church-Cess according to applotment, that therefore the present Vestry be adjourned to Whitsun-Tuesday being the 12th of June next; and that if the said Church-Wardens do not collect and pay the Church-Cess according to the said applotment, against the said 12th of June, that they be continued to serve as Church-Wardens for this present year: Given under our hands the day and year above-written.

Thos: Bowes Curate Isaac Read John Skelton H Courtney Will: Warren Charles Lester James McKenna Church Wardens

(12.6.1753)

At a Vestry duly called and held in the Church of St Nicholas for the Parish of Dundalk pursuant to the last adjournment on Tuesday in Whitsun-week, being the 12th of June, 1753; It was agreed and concluded by and between the Vicar, Church-wardens, & other Parishioners then present, that the late Church-Wardens have made up their accounts, and are therefore discharged, and that Isaac Read Esqr. and Mr. Will. Warren are chosen & appointed to serve as Church-Wardens for the present year, and that there be forthwith applotted & levied upon the Inhabitants of the Parish one pound, six shills. and three pence for elements, ten pounds for one years salary to the Clerk until Easter next, two pounds ten shills. for the Sexton’s salary, one pound to Mordaunt Patterson for keeping the Church Windows in repair, and if more, upon oath to be allowed; two pounds to John Green for overseeing the high way, thirteen shills. to be allowed for the support of two bastards, until they are sent to the Charter school, five shills and five pence for washing the Surplices and Church Linen, five shills. and five pence for drawing the Cess book, ten shills. and ten pence to the Church Wardens for travelling charges, three shills. and three pence to Mr. Lancelot Patterson which he expended for maintaining a bastard, and that twelve pounds, fifteen shills. and ten pence be raised for sheeting part of the south roof of the Church, for repairing part of the Church-yard walls, whitewashing the inside of the Church, for prayer-books, locks, and other contingencies, making in all the sum of thirty two pounds; and that Mr. Will. Murray, Mr. Wrightson and Mr. Lister be appointed applotters for the present year. Given under our hands the day and year above written.

Thos: Bowes Curate Isaac Read John Skelton Charles Lester John McKenna

(3.10.1753)

At a Vestry duly called and held in the Church of Saint Nicholas for the Parish of Dundalk on wednesday the third day of October 1753; It was agreed by and between the Vicar, Churchwardens, and other Inhabitants of the said Parish then present, that the six days labour of the Parish of Dundalk be applied in the first place to repair the Street and lanes of the town of Dundalk, and Castletown-road, and then to repair the new road leading to Market-hill; and that the six days labour of the Parish of Castletown be applied to repair the road leading from the village of Castletown to Bellew’s bridge: And that the Revnd. Mr. Woolsey, Mr. Walter Read, Mr. George Byrne, and Mr. Saml. Coulter be overseers of the road leading through the Streets and lanes of Dundalk, and to Castletown, and the new road leading to Market-Hill, and that Mr. John Green be director, and that Thos. Tipping Esqr. and Mr. Will: Johnston be overseers of the roads leading from the village of Castletown to Bellew’s bridge. Given this day under our hands the day and year above named.

Thos: Bowes Curate Isaac Read Ch.warden Thos: Woolsey Henry Courtney

(16.1.1754)

At a Vestry duly called and held in the Church of St. Nicholas for the parish of Dundalk on wednesday the sixteenth of January 1754, the applotment of the Church cess amounting to thirty two pounds was confirmed by the Parishioners then present.

Thos: Bowes Curate Isaac Read Will: Warren Church Wardens W Murray Ald. Wrightson John Gordon

(16.4.1754)

At a Vestry duly called and held in the Church of Saint Nicholas for the Parish of Dundalk on Easter tuesday being the 16th: day of April, 1754; It was agreed and concluded by and between the Vicar, Churchwardens, and other Parishioners then present, that as the present Churchwardens have not made up their accounts, nor collected the Church cess according to applotment, that therefore the present Vestry be adjourned unto wednesday the first day of May, 1754; and that if the said Churchwardens do not collect and pay the Church cess according to the said applotment, against the first day of May 1754, that they be continued to serve as Churchwardens for present year. Given under our hand the day and year above written.

Thos: Bowes Curate, John Skelton Henry Courtney John Dawson

(1.5.1754)

At a Vestry duly called and held in the Church of Saint Nicholas for Dundalk, on the first day of May, 1754: it was agreed and concluded by and between the Vicar, Churchwardens, and other Parishioners then present that as the present Churchwardens have not made up their accounts, nor collected the Church cess according to applotment, that therefore the present Vestry be adjourned unto wednesday the eighth day of May 1754. Given under our hands the day and year above written.

Thos: Bowes Curate, John Skelton Robt: Richardson Jon Dennis

(8.5.1754)

At a Vestry meeting called and held in the Church of Saint Nicholas for the Parish of Dundalk on the eighth day of May 1754; it was agreed and concluded by and between the Vicar, Churchwardens, and other Parishioners then present, that as the previous Churchwardens have not made up their accounts, that therefore the present Vestry be adjourned unto tuesday in Whitsun-week being the 4th. of June 1754. Given under our hands the day and year above written.

Thos: Bowes Curate John Skelton Robt. Richardson Mich: Woods

(4.6.1754)

At a Vestry duly called and held in the Church of Saint Nicholas for the Parish of Dundalk, pursuant to the last adjournment on tuesday in Whitsun-week, being the 4th. of June 1754; It was agreed and concluded by and between the Vicar, Churchwardens, and other Parishioners then present, that the late Churchwardens have made up their accounts, and are therefore discharged, and Mr. Henry Courtenaye, and Mr. Stephen De Jencourt are chosen and appointed to serve as Churchwardens for the present year, and that there be forthwith applotted and levied upon the Inhabitants of the Parish, one pound, six shills. and three pence for elements, ten pounds for one year’s salary for the Clerk until Easter next, three pounds for the Sexton’s salary, one pound ten shills. to Mordaunt Patterson for keeping the Church windows in repair, two pounds to John Green for overseeing the high way, two pounds for the support of one bastard, five shills. and five pence for washing the Surplices and Church linen, ten shills. and ten pence to the Churchwardens for travelling charges, one shilling in the pound to be allowed to the Churchwardens for collecting the Church-cess, and that seven pounds seventeen shills. and six pence be raised for sheeting part of the south roof of the Church, for repairing part of the Church-yard wall for whitewashing the inside of the Church, for prayer books, and other contingencies, making in all the sum of thirty pounds, and that Mr. Will: Murray, Mr. Wrightson, and Mr. Richard Skelton be appointed applotters for the present year: Given under our hands the day and year above written.

Thos: Bowes Curate Isaac Read John Skelton Chas: Dillon Ald. Wrightson Robt Richardson David Johnston £10:10s:2 in John Gordon’s hands.

(2.10.1754)

At a Vestry duly called and held in the Church of Saint Nicholas for Dundalk on Wednesday the 2nd of October, 1754; It was agreed by and between the Curate, Church-wardens, and other Inhabitants of the said Parish then present, that the six days labour of the Parish of Dundalk be applied in the first place to repair the Street and lanes of the Town of Dundalk, and then to repair the new road leading to Market-Hill; and that the six days labour of the Parish of Castletown be applied to repair the road leading from the Village of Castletown to Bellew’s bridge. And that the Revnd. Mr. Woolsey, the Revnd. Mr. Bowes, Mr. Saml. Coulter, and Mr. Willm. Warren be overseers of the road through the street and lanes of Dundalk, and of the new road leading to Market-Hill, and that Mr. John Green be director, and that Mr. Willm. Johnston, and Mr. Patrick Byrne be overseers of the road leading from the village of Castletown to Bellew’s bridge. Given under our hands the day and year above named.

Thos: Bowes Curate Henry Courtney Stepn Dejoncourt Ch:wns. Isaac Read John Skelton Robt. Richardson Jon Dennis Jas Bolton

(1.4.1755)

At a Vestry duly called and held in the Church of St: Nicholas for the Parish of Dundalk, it was agreed and concluded by and between the Vicar, Church-wardens, and other Parishioners then present, that Mr. John Dawson and Mr. Willm. Green are chosen and appointed to serve as Churchwardens for the present year, and that as the late Churchwardens have not made up their accounts, nor collected the Church-Cess according to applotment, that therefore the present Vestry be adjourned unto Tuesday in Whitsunweek being the 20th. day of May. Given under our hands the first day of April. 1755.

(Undated - possibly 20.5.1755 as intended at the last meeting)

At a Vestry duly called and held in the Church of Saint Nicholas for the Parish of Dundalk, it was agreed and concluded by and between the Vicar, Churchwardens, and other Parishioners then present, that as the present Churchwardens have not made up their accounts, nor collected the Church-Cess according to applotment that therefore the present Vestry be adjourned unto Wednesday the 2nd of July, 1755.

Thos: Bowes Curate Steph De joncourt Henry Courtney David Johnston Jon Dennis

Mem. £10:12:2 in the hands of Will. Green Churchwarden July. 2nd. 1755 (written over next minutes)

(2.7.1755)

At a Vestry duly called and held in the Church of Saint Nicholas for the Parish of Dundalk, pursuant to the last adjournment unto Wednesday the 2nd of July 1755. It was agreed and concluded by and between the Vicar, Church-wardens and other parishioners then present, that the late Churchwardens have made up their accounts, and are therefore discharged, and that there be forthwith applotted and levied upon the inhabitants of the Parish one pound, six shills, and threepence for Elements, ten pounds for one year’s salary to the Clerk until Easter next, three pounds for the Sexton’s salary, one pound ten shills. to Mordaunt Patterson for keeping the Church windows in repair, to be continued yearly during his good behaviour, two pounds to John Green for overseeing the high way, four pounds for the maintenance of two bastards, five shills. and five pence for washing the Surplices and Church linen, ten shills. and ten pence to the Church-wardens for travelling charges, one shilling in the pound to be allowed to the Church-wardens for collecting the Church-cess, three pounds four shs. and seven pence due to the Revnd. Thos: Bowes, three pounds one shilling and nine pence due to Thos: Clancey, ten pounds for sheeting part of the south roof of the Church, for repairing the Church-yard walls and other contingencies, making in all the sum of thirty nine pounds, twelve shills. and five pence halfpenny, and that Mr. Will. Murray, and Mr. Wrightson be appointed applotters for the present year. Given under our hands the 2nd of July. 1755.

Francis Hamilton Vicar Thos: Bowes Curate Jhon (sic) Dawson William Green Church Wardens Isaac Read Robt. Richardson £39:12:5 1/2

(20.4.1756)

At a Vestry meeting duly called and held in the Church of Saint Nicholas for the Parish of Dundalk, it was agreed and concluded by and between the Vicar, Church Wardens and other Parishioners then present that Walter Robinson and Abraham Nichols be appointed Church-Wardens for the coming year, and that as the present Church-Wardens have not made up their accounts, nor collected the Church-Cess according to applotment , that this Vestry shall be adjourned until tuesday in Whitsun-week; given under hands April 20th. 1756.

Francis Hamilton Vicar Thos: Bowes Curate Isaac Read Wil: Warren Robt. Draper (next signature illegible) Walter Robison Robt. Richardson

(8.6.1756)

At a Vestry duly called and held in the Church of Saint Nicholas for the Parish of Dundalk, it was agreed and concluded by and between the Vicar, Church-wardens, and other parishioners then present, that as the present Church-wardens have not made up their accounts, that this Vestry shall be adjourned until wednesday the 23rd. of this instant June; Given under our hands. June 8th.1756.

Thos: Bowes Curate Wm. Green John Dawson David Johnston Abraham Nicholas

(23.6.1756)

At a Vestry duly called and held in the Church of Saint Nicholas for the Parish of Dundalk it was agreed and concluded by and between the Vicar, Church-wardens, and other Parishioners then present , that the late Church-wardens have made up their accounts , except three pounds, two shillings and six pence due by Thos. Tipping Esqr. for the rent of Ballurgan, and that there be forthwith applotted and levied upon the inhabitants of the Parish one pound six shillings and three pence for Elements, ten pounds for one year’s salary to the Clerk, until Easter next, three pounds for the Sexton’s salary, two pounds ten shills. to Mordaunt Patterson for keeping the Church-windows in repair, two pounds to John Green for overseeing the high way, three pounds for the maintenance of two bastards, five shills. and five pence for washing the Surplices and Church Linen, one pound ten shills. for a ladder for the use of the Church, ten shills. and ten pence to the Church-wardens for travelling charges, three pounds due to James Marmion for work done at the Church, one pound ten shills. to Elizabeth Macdonald for clothing two bastards, two pounds twelve shills. due to Doctor Hamilton which he advanced for work done at the Church, twelve shills. and ten pence due to Mr. Bowes, which he advanced for work done at the Church, one pound eighteen shills. and eleven pence due to Mr. George Byrne for slates, laths and lime, for the use of the Church, six shillings for a new bell-rope, one pound sixteen shills. and seven pence due to Daniel King for nails for the Steeple, four pounds one shilling and two pence for contingencies, twelve pence in the pound to be allowed to the Churchwardens for collecting the Church Cess, making in all the sum of forty two pounds, and that Mr. Will. Murray, Mr. Wrightson, Mr. Dawson, and Mr. Will. Green be appointed applotters for the present year. Given under our hands this 23rd. June .1756.

Francis Hamilton Vicar Thos: Bowes Curate Aiba Nicholas Walter Robison Church wardens Ald: Wrightson William Green Robt. Richardson

(6.10.1756)

At a Vestry duly called and held in the Church of Saint Nicholas for the Parish of Dundalk on Wednesday the sixth of October, 1756, It was agreed by and between the Vicar, Church-Wardens, and other inhabitants of the said Parish then present, that the six days labour of the Parish of Dundalk be applied in the first place to repair the Street and Lanes of the Town of Dundalk, and the new road leading to Market-Hill; and that the six days labour of the Parish of Castletown be applied to repair the road leading from the Village of Castletown to the Park-wall. And that the Revnd. Mr. Woolsey, the Revnd. Mr. Bowes, Meredyth Workman Esqr. and Mr. Gerard Reilly be overseers of the road leading through the Street and Lanes of Dundalk, and of the new road leading to Market-Hill, and that John Green be director;, and that the Revnd. Ludlow Brabazon and Mr. Willm. Johnston be overseers of the road leading from Castletown to the Park-wall. Given under our hands the day and year above written.

Thos: Bowes Curate Isaac Read Abram. Nicholas

(Undated – possibly 12.5.1757 - Easter Tuesday)

At a Vestry duly called and held in the Church of Saint Nicholas for the Parish of Dundalk, it was agreed and concluded by and between the Vicar, Churchwardens, and other Parishioners then present , that as the present Churchwardens have not made up their accounts , that this Vestry shall be adjourned until W[hi]itsun tuesday being the 31st of May, & that Mordaunt Patterson & John Bolton be chosen Churchwardens for the Ensuing year

Francis Hamilton Vicar Walter Robision Abrm Nicholas Churchwardants John Skelton John Roberts

(10.8.1757)

At a Vestry duly called and held in the Church of Saint Nicholas for the Parish of Dundalk on Wednesday the tenth of August 1757, It was agreed by and between the Vicar, Church-Wardens, and other Parishioners then present, that the late Church-Wardens have made up their accounts, and are discharged, and that there be forthwith applotted and levied upon the inhabitants of this Parish, two pounds twelve shills. and six pence, for last year’s elements, and for this years elements, ten pounds for one years salary to the Clerk, until next Easter, three pounds for the Sexton’s salary, two pounds ten shillings to Mordaunt Patterson for keeping the Church windows in repair, two pounds to John Green for overseeing the high way, five shillings and five pence for washing the Surplices and Church linen, one pound ten shillings for a ladder for the use of the Church, ten shillings and ten pence to the Church Wardens for travelling charges, four pounds eight shillings due to Doctor Hamilton, one pound three shills. and four pence to Henry Kennedy, sixteen shills. due to Hannah Matthews for nursing a foundling, payable to Abraham Nichols, twelve shillings and three pence halfpenny to Bryan Murtagh for carrying foundlings to Dublin, one pound eight pence halfpenny overpaid by John Roberts in the year 1756, nine shills. and four pence to James Mullan for lime, one pound nine shills. due to Simon Kelly for slating the Church. ballance due to Mordaunt Patterson fourteen shills. and two pence, two pounds nine shills. and seven pence due to Richd. Macdonald, four pounds one shilling and two pence for contingencies, twelve pence in the pound to be allowed to the ChurchWardens for collecting the Church Cess, making in all the sum of forty one pounds eleven shillings and ten pence; and that Mr. Robt. Richardson, Mr. David Johnston, Mr. Lawrence Crawley, and Mr. Joseph Coulter be appointed applotters for the present year, given under our hands this tenth day of Augst. 1757.

Mem.dum that the Parishioners have consented that a wall shall be built close to Mordaunt Pattersons house, if he should neglect to build one in the same range with the Church-yard wall, and promise to pay Doctor Hamilton for building it.

Mem.dum that the Parishioners have consented to give up the first seat on the left hand of the West Entrance of the Church to Doctor Hamilton for the use of the Vicar of the Parish, when he builds a seat of the same dimensions for the use of the Parish: Given under our hands this tenth day of Augst. 1757.

Mem.dum that twelve shills. and three pence hath been paid to Bryan Murtagh, and the remainder two shills. and eight pence was given to Mordaunt Patterson.

Francis Hamilton Vicar Mord Patterson John Boulton Chwdns John Skelton John Roberts Abraham Nuckolls Robt. Richardson Lauc. Crawley

(31.8.1757)

At a Vestry duly called and held in the Church of Saint Nicholas for the Parish of Dundalk on wednesday the thirty first of August, 1757, the applotment of the Church-Cess amounting to forty one pounds eleven shills. and ten pence ster. was confirmed by the Parishioners then present.

Thos: Bowes Curate Mord Patterson John Boulton Church wardens Robt. Richardson

(5.10.1757)

At a Vestry duly called and held in the Church of Saint Nicholas for the Parish of Dundalk, on wednesday the fifth day of October 1757, It was agreed by and between the Vicar, Church wardens, and other Parishioners then present, that the six days labour of the Parish of Dundalk, namely upper Ward be applied to repair the road leading to the Cambrick Bleachyard, the remaining labour to go to repair the streets first, then afterwards the Market Hill road: And that the Revnd. Mr. Woolsey, Mr. Bowes, Meredith Workman Esqr. and Mr. Gerard Reilly be overseers, and John Green director. And that the six days labour of the Parish of Castletown be applied to repair the road leading from the village of Castletown to Mr. Brabazon’s park wall, and that Mr. Willm.Johnston and Mr. Patrick Byrne be overseers of the road leading from Castletown to the Park wall, and that Mr. Arthur McOwen be director. Given under our hands the day and year above written,

Francis Hamilton Vicar Mord Patterson John Boulton Chwn Robt. Richardson John Bellew

(28.3.1758)

At a Vestry duly called and held in the Church of Saint Nicholas for the Parish of Dundalk on Tuesday the twenty eighth day of March, 1758, It was agreed and concluded by and between the Vicar, Churchwardens, and other Parishioners then present, that Mr. Nicholas Eckson, and Mr. John Anderson be appointed Church Wardens for the ensuing year, and that ten pounds ster. be applotted and levied for one year’s salary to the Clerk, and that as the present ChurchWardens have not made up their accounts, nor collected the Church Cess according to applotment, that this Vestry be adjourned until Tuesday in Whitsun-week, given under our hands March 28th. 1758.

Thos: Bowes Curate. Mord Patterson John Boulton Ch wars Chas: Dillon John Bellew

(16.5.1758)

At a Vestry duly called and held in the Church of Saint Nicholas for the Parish of Dundalk, on Tuesday the sixteenth day of May 1758, It was agreed by and between the Vicar, Church-Wardens, and other Parishioners then present, that this Vestry be adjourned.

Thos: Bowes, Curate.

(31.5.1758)

At a Vestry duly called and held in the Church of Saint Nicholas for the Parish of Dundalk on wednesday the thirty first day of May 1758, it was agreed that this Vestry be adjourned unto wednesday the fourteenth day of June.

Thos: Bowes, Curate.

(14.6.1758)

At a Vestry duly called and held in the Church of Saint Nicholas for the Parish of Dundalk on wednesday the fourteenth day of June, 1758, It was agreed by and between the Vicar, Churchwardens and other Parishioners then present, that the late Church wardens have made up their accounts, and are discharged, and that there be forthwith applotted and levied upon the inhabitants of the Parish, one pound and three pence due to Mr. Read for last years elements, one pound six shillings for this year’s elements, three pounds for the Sexton’s salary, two pounds ten shillings to Mordaunt Patterson for keeping the Church windows in repair, two pounds to John Green for overseeing the high way, five shillings and five pence for washing the Surplices and Church Linen, ten shillings and ten pence to the Churchwardens for travelling charges, four pounds eight shillings due to Doctor Hamilton, ten shillings and ten pence for drawing the Cess books, one pound ten shillings for repairing the floor of the Steeple and the wheel of the Bell, three pounds for whitewashing the inside of the Church, six pounds for contingencies, twelve pence in the pound to be allowed to the Churchwardens for collecting the Church Cess, making in all the sum of thirty six pounds, one shilling, and four pence; and that Mr. John Bolton, Mr. Mordaunt Patterson, Mr. John Roberts, and Mr. Robt. Richardson, be appointed applotters for the present year. Given under our hands this fourteenth day of June, 1758.

Francis Hamilton Vicar Nicholas Eckson John Anderson Chh. Wardens John Bolton Mord Patterson Robt Richardson

Mem.dum remains due to Mr. Read only for elements five shillings and four pence for the year 1758.

(5.7.1758)

At a Vestry duly called and held in the Church of Saint Nicholas for the Parish of Dundalk on wednesday the fifth day of July, 1758, the applotment of the Church Cess amounting to thirty five pounds, six shillings, and five pence, was confirmed by the Parishioners then present.

Thos: Bowes . Curate Nicholas Eckson John Anderson Church Wardens Robt. Richardson Mord Patterson

(17.4.1759)

At a Vestry duly called and held in the Church of Saint Nicholas for the Parish of Dundalk , on tuesday the seventeenth day of April 1759, It was agreed and concluded by and between the Vicar, Churchwardens, and other Parishioners then present, that Mr. Charles Dillon and Mr. John Roberts be appointed Churchwardens for the ensuing year, and that ten pounds ster. be applotted and levied for one years salary to the Clerk, and that as the present Churchwardens have not made up their accounts nor collected the Church Cess according to applotment, this Vestry be adjourned until tuesday in Whitsun week, given under our hands April.17.1759.

Thos: Bowes. Curate Nichos Eckson John Anderson Churchwardens John Skelton Mich: Woods David Johnston Saml Reford

(5.6.1759)

At a Vestry duly called and held in the Church of St. Nicholas for the Parish of Dundalk on tuesday the fifth day of June 1759, It was agreed that the Vestry be adjourned unto wednesday the fourth of July, 1759.

Thos: Bowes. Curate John Anderson Robt. Richardson

(4.7.1759)

At a Vestry duly called and held in the Church of Saint Nicholas for the Parish of Dundalk, on wednesday the fourth day of July, 1759, It was agreed by and between the Vicar, Church Wardens, and other Parishioners then present, that the late Church Wardens have made up their accounts, and are discharged, and that there be forthwith applotted and levied upon the Inhabitants of the Parish one pound six shillings for this years elements, three pounds for the Sexton’s salary, two pounds ten shillings to Mordaunt Patterson for keeping the Church windows in repair, the money not to be paid until next Vestry, two pounds to John Green for overseeing the high road, five shillings and five pence for washing the Surplices and Church Linen, ten shillings and ten pence to the Church Wardens for travelling charges, two pounds, nine shillings and nine pence due to Doctor Hamilton, ten shillings and ten pence for drawing the Cess book, ten pounds for contingencies, twelve pence in the pound to be allowed to the Church Wardens for travelling charges, making in all the sum of twenty two pounds, twelve shillings and ten pence; and that Mr. Nicholas Eckson, and Mr. John Anderson, Mr. Robert Richardson and Mr Willm. Green be appointed applotters for the present year. Given under our hands this fourth day of July, 1759.

Francis Hamilton Vic John Roberts Charless Dillon Church Wardens Nichos Eckson John Anderson Robt: Richardson Willam Green Mord Patterson

(3.10.1759)

At a Vestry duly called and held in the Church of Saint Nicholas for the Parish of Dundalk, it was agreed by and between the Vicar, Church Wardens, and other Parishioners then present that the six days labour of the Parish of Dundalk be applied to repair the Streets and roads in the Corporation at large, and that John Gordon and Richard Marks be overseers, and John Green Supervisor.

That the six days labour of the Parish of Castletown be applied to repair the road leading from the Village of Castletown to Mr. Brabazons Park wall, and that Mr. Willm. Johnston and Mr. Patrick Byrne be overseers, and Arthur McOwen supervisor. Given under our hands on Wednesday the third day of October. 1759.

Thos: Bowes. Curate Robt. Richardson Henry Kingsmill John Anderson

(8.4.1760)

At a Vestry duly called and held in the Church of Saint Nicholas for the Parish of Dundalk, it was agreed by and between the Vicar, Church Wardens, and other Parishioners then present, that Mr. John Page Junr, and Mr. Nathanael Cooke be appointed Church Wardens for the ensuing year and that as the late Church Wardens have not made up their accounts, this Vestry be adjourned until they collect the Church Cess. Given under our hands April 8th., 1760.

Francis Hamilton Vicar Chas: Dillon John Roberts Church Wardens John Page John Skelton Ald Wrightson

(27.5.1760)

At a Vestry duly called and held in the Church of Saint Nicholas for the Parish of Dundalk, it was agreed by and between the Vicar, Churchwardens, and other Parishioners then present that twelve pounds be appointed for the Clerk’s salary, which is to be levied upon the Inhabitants of the said Parish by the Churchwardens, and that as the late Churchwardens have not made up their accounts, this present Vestry be adjourned until they collect the Church Cess. Given under our hands this 27th. day of May, 1760.

Thos: Bowes. Curate Chas. Dillon John Roberts Nat. Cooke John Skelton Robt. Richardson

(5.7.1760)

At a Vestry duly called and held in the Church of Saint Nicholas for the Parish of Dundalk, it was agreed by and between the Vicar, Church Wardens, and other Parishioners then present, that this Vestry be adjourned until the twenty fifth day of July, 1760.

Thos: Bowes: Curate John Bellew John Page John Roberts

(25.7.1760)

At a Vestry duly called and held in the Church of Saint Nicholas for the Parish of Dundalk, it was agreed by and between the Vicar, Churchwardens, and other Parishioners then present, that the late ChurchWardens have made up their accounts, and are discharged, and that there be forthwith applotted and levied upon the Inhabitants of the Parish one pound six shillings for this years elements, three pounds for the Sexton’s salary, two pounds ten shillings to Mordaunt Patterson for keeping the Church Windows in repair, the money not to be paid until next Easter Vestry, two pounds to John Green for overseeing the high road, five shillings and five pence for washing the surplices and Church Linen, ten shillings and ten pence for drawing the Cess Books, ten pounds for contingencies, ten shillings and ten pence to the Church Wardens for travelling charges, twelve pence in the pound to be allowed the Church Wardens for collecting the Church-Cess, making in all the sum of thirty three pounds fifteen shillings and one penny. N:B: two pounds ten shills. and three pence is left in Mr. Page’s hands for the use of the Parish, and that John Roberts is to account with Mr. Page for three pounds and one penny. The last year’s chancel money was paid to the Parish by Doctor Hamilton. And that Mr. Lawrence Crawley, Mr. Robert Richardson, and Mr. David Johnston, and the two late Church Wardens be appointed applotters for the present year. Given under our hands this twenty fifth day of July. 1760.

Francis Hamilton Vicar John Page Nathl. Cook Church Wardns. John Skelton John Roberts

(1.10.1760)

At a Vestry duly called and held in the Church of Saint Nicholas for the Parish of Dundalk, it was agreed by and between the Vicar, ChurchWardens , and other Parishioners then present, that the six days labour of the Parish of Dundalk be applied to repair the streets and roads in the Corporation at large, and that John Gordon and Thomas Byrne be overseers, and that John Green be supervisor.

And that the six days labour of the Parish of Castletown be applied to repair the road through the Village of Castletown to the Park Wall, and that Willm. Brabazon Esqr. and Mr. Willm. Johnston be overseers, and Arthur McOwen Supervisor. Given under our hands October 1st. 1760.

Thos: Bowes, Curate. John Skelton Mich: Woods Robt. Richardson

(24.3.1761) [Easter Tuesday. Easter Sunday occurred on March 22nd, the earliest possible date]

At a Vestry duly called and held in the Church of Saint Nicholas for the Parish of Dundalk, it was agreed by and between the Vicar, Churchwardens, and other Parishioners then present, that John Walsh and John Anderson be appointed ChurchWardens for the ensuing year, and that twelve pounds be appointed for the Clerks salary which is to be levied on the Inhabitants of the said Parish by the ChurchWardens, and as the late ChurchWardens have not made up their accounts, that this present Vestry be adjourned to Wednesday the eighth day of April 1761. Given under our hands this twenty fourth day of March 1761.

Francis Hamilton Vicar John Page John Skelton Matt Murphy Geo: Murphy Mord Patterson

(8.4.1761)

At a Vestry duly called and held in the Church of Saint Nicholas for the Parish of Dundalk, it was agreed by and between the Vicar, Churchwardens, and other Parishioners then present, that the late Churchwardens have made up their accounts and are discharged, and that there be forthwith applotted and levied upon the Inhabitants of the Parish one pound six shills.for Elements, two pounds ten shillings for keeping the Church windows in repair to be paid to the Vestry. five shills. and five pence for washing the Surplices and Church linen,; ten shillings and ten pence for drawing the Cess books; three pounds for the Sexton’s salary; ten shillings and ten pence to the ChurchWardens for travelling charges; twelve pence in the pound to the ChurchWardens for collecting the Church Cess; ten pounds for contingencies, and that Thos: Bowes be appointed Overseer of sheeting the roof of the Church; that the balance of last years account being seven pounds sevn. Shills. and one penny be paid to Thos: Bowes to be expended on the roof of the Church: N:B: there remains four pounds of Chancel Money in Doctor Hamilton’s hands; that John Stinson be permitted to erect a seat where the Font stands, the Font to be removed at his expence and fixed in another place; the whole sum laid on amounts to thirty pounds three shillings and a penny. Mr. John Page, Mr. David Johnston, Mr. Lawrence Crawley, and Mr. Hirac Manypenny are appointed applotters for the present year. Given under our hands this eighth day of April.1761.

Thos: Bowes. Curate John Page David Johnston Saml Reford Geo: Murphy Robt. Richardson John Anderson Jn. Walsh Church Wardens.

(6.10.1761)

At a Vestry duly called and held in the Church of Saint Nicholas for the Parish of Dundalk, it was agreed by and between the Minister, and other Parishioners then present, that John Gordon and John Blair be appointed overseers for the Parish of Dundalk; and John Green Supervisor. And that John Fitzgibbon and Patrick Dobbs be appointed Overseers for the Parish of Castletown, and Mr. Robert Murphy Supervisor. Given under our hands this sixth day of October. 1761.

Thos: Bowes, Curate. Isaac Read John Anderson John Walsh Church Wardens John Gordon John Blear John Green Robt. Richardson

(13.4.1762)

At a Vestry duly called and held in the Church of St. Nicholas for the Parish of Dundalk, it was agreed by and between the Vicar, ChurchWardens, and other Parishioners then present, that Mr. George Murphy, and Mr. John Chambers be appointed ChurchWardens for the ensuing year, and that twelve pounds be appointed for the Clerks salary, which is to be levied on the Inhabitants of the said Parish by the ChurchWardens, and as the late ChurchWardens have not made up their accounts, that this present Vestry be adjourned to Tuesday the first day of June. 1762. Given under our hands this thirteenth day of April 1762.

Francis Hamilton Vicr John Anderson Church Warden John Skelton Geo: Murphy Robert Murphy Matt Murphy Jn. Page

(1.6.1762)

At a Vestry duly called and held in the Church of Saint Nicholas for the Parish of Dundalk, it was agreed by and between the Vicar, ChurchWardens, and other Parishioners then present, that the late ChurchWardens have made up their accounts, and are discharged, and that there be forthwith applotted and levied upon the Inhabitants of the Parish, one pound six shills. for elements, five shills. and five pence for washing the surplices and Church Linen, ten shills. and ten pence for drawing the Cess books, three pounds for the Sexton’s salary, ten shills. and ten pence to the Church Wardens for travelling charges, twelve pence in the pound to be allowed to the ChurchWardens for collecting the Church Cess, Four pounds eleven shills. and two pence halfpenny for Mr. James Mc.Kenna for timber got from him for the roof of the Church, two pounds to John Green for overseeing the high road, six pounds for contingencies; the whole sum laid on amounts to thirty pounds , four shillings and three pence halfpenny. Mr. John Page, and Mr. David Johnston, Mr. Patrick Coleman, and Mr. Lawrence Crawley are appointed applotters for the present year; Given under our hands the first day of June. 1762. N:B: Eight pounds was paid by Doctor Hamilton, being Chancel money for the years 1760 and 1761, out of which seven pounds four shillings were paid to the men who repaired the roof of the Church.

Thos: Bowes. Curate Geo: Murphy John Chambers Churchwardens John Skelton John Anderson Jas. Clark

(5.4.1763)

At a Vestry duly called and held in the Church of Saint Nicholas for the Parish of Dundalk, it was agreed by and between the Vicar, Churchwardens and other Parishioners then present, that Mr. Richard Skelton and Mr. Nicholas Toole be appointed Churchwardens for the ensuing year, and that twelve pounds be appointed for the Clerks salary, which is to be levied on the Inhabitants of the said Parish by the Churchwardens, and as the late Churchwardens have not made up their accounts, that the present Vestry be adjourned to wednesday the fourth day of May. 1763. Given under our hands this fifth day of April 1763.

Francis Hamilton Vicr. George Murphy John Lambert Church Wardens Theo Shewell John Anderson

(4.5.1763)

At a Vestry duly called and held in the Church of Saint Nicholas for the Parish of Dundalk, it was agreed by and between the Vicar, Church Wardens, and other Parishioners then present, that the late ChurchWardens have made up their accounts, and are discharged, and that there be forthwith applotted and levied upon the Inhabitants of the Parish, one pound six shills. for Elements; five shills. and five pence for washing the Surplices and Church Linen, ten shills. and ten pence for drawing the Cess books, three pounds for the Sexton’s salary, ten shills. and ten pence to the ChurchWardens for travelling charges, twelve pence in the pound to be allowed the ChurchWardens for collecting the Church Cess, two pounds to John Green for overseeing the high road, one pound ten shills. for a ladder, three pounds for a Bible, six pounds for contingencies, making with the Clerk’s salary, and allowance for collecting, thirty one pounds, thirteen shills. and one penny. Mr. George Murphy, Mr. John Chambers, Mr. John Page and Mr. Lawrence Crawley are appointed applotters for the present year, Given under our hands this fourth day of May. Remains in the late ChurchWardens’ hands two pounds, fourteen shills. and one penny. The Chancel money for the year 1762 was paid by Doctor Hamilton.

Francis Hamilton Vicr John Chambers George Murphy Jn. Page Richard Skelton Nicholas Toole Church Wardens

(5.10.1763)

At a Vestry duly called and held in the Church of Saint Nicholas for the Parish of Dundalk, it was agreed by and between the Minister, Churchwardens, and other Parishioners then present, that John Blair and Thos: Crilly be appointed overseers for the Parish of Dundalk, and that Mr. Robert Murphy, and John Fitzgibbons be appointed overseers for the Parish of Castletown. Given under our hands this fifth day of October. 1763.

Thos: Bowes. Curate. Richard: Skelton David Johnston Robt. Richardson

(24.4.1764)

At a Vestry duly called and held in the Church of St. Nicholas for the Parish of Dundalk, it was agreed by and between the Minister, ChurchWardens and other Parishioners then present, that Mr. George Atkinson and Mr. Edward Bolton be appointed ChurchWardens for the ensuing year, and that twelve pounds be appointed for the Clerk’s salary, and three pounds provided he gets a boy capable of assisting him in singing in Church, and teaching the Children in the Charter School to sing, which is to be levied upon the inhabitants of the Parish by the ChurchWardens, and as the late ChurchWardens have not made up their accounts, that the present Vestry be adjourned to tuesday the fifth day of June 1764. Given under our hands this 24th. day of April. 1764.

Francis Hamilton Vicar Richard Skelton Nichs Toole church Wardens John Page

(5.6.1764)

At a Vestry duly called and held in the Church of Saint Nicholas for the Parish of Dundalk, it was agreed by and between the Minister, Churchwardens, and other Parishioners then present, that the late ChurchWardens have made up their accounts, and are discharged, and that there be forthwith applotted and levied upon the Inhabitants of the Parish one pound six shills. for elements, five shills. and five pence for washing the Surplices and Church Linen, ten shills. and ten pence for drawing the Cess books, three pounds for the Sexton’s salary, ten shills. and ten pence to the ChurchWardens for travelling charges, twelve pence in the pound to be allowed the Churchwardens for collecting the Church Cess, two pounds to John Green for overseeing the high road, three pounds for contingencies, thirteen pounds, eleven shills. and ten pence, for new slating the Steeple with Welsh slates, and cement, making with the Clerk’s salary, and the allowances for collecting, forty one pounds, three shills. and eleven pence. And that Mr. Richd. Skelton, Mr. Nicholas Toole, Mr. Robt. Richardson, and Mr. David Johnston be appointed applotters for the present year. Given under our hands this fifth day of June. 1764. In Mr. George Atkinson’s hands 3:4:8. The Chancel money for the year 1763 was paid by Doctor Hamilton.

Francis Hamilton Vicr. Geo Atkinson Edwd. Boulton Church Wardens Geo Murphy Jn. Page Alexr Coulter Robt. Richardson

(3.10.1764)

At a Vestry duly called and held in the Church of St. Nicholas for the Parishes of Dundalk and Castletown, it was agreed by and between the Minister, Churchwardens, and other Parishioners then present, that John Blair and Thos: Crilly be appointed overseers for the Parish of Dundalk, and that Mr. Antony Foster, and James Mc.Tegart, be appointed overseers for the Parish of Castletown: Given under our hands this third day of October. 1764.

Thos: Bowes. Curate Edwd. Bolton George Atkinson Church Wardens Theo Shewell

(9.4.1765)

At a Vestry duly called and held in the Church of Saint Nicholas for the Parish of Dundalk, it was agreed by and between the Vicar, Churchwardens, and other Parishioners then present, that the late Churchwardens have made up their accounts and are discharged, and that Mr. John Page Senr. and Mr. Anthony Foster be appointed churchwardens, And that there be forthwith applotted and levied upon the Inhabitants of Dundalk, one pound six shills. for elements, five shills. and five pence for washing the Surplices, and Church linen, ten shills. and ten pence for drawing the Cess books, twelve pounds for the Clerks salary, three pounds for a singing boy, who is to teach the Charter School children to sing, three pounds for the Sextons salary, two pounds eight shills. and eleven pence due to Mr. George Murphy, to be paid out of the first money raised by the Churchwardens, ten shills and ten pence to the Churchwardens for travelling charges, twelve pence in the pound to be allowed to the Churchwardens for collecting the Church Cess, two pounds to John Green for overseeing the high road, one pound ten shills. for weather boards for the steeple, six pounds for contingencies, amounting to thirty four pounds, four shills. and eight pence, and that Mr. George Atkinson, Mr. Edward Bolton Mr. David Johnston, and Mr. George Murphy, and Mr. Robt. Richardson be appointed applotters for the present year, given under our hands this ninth day of April. 1765. The Chancel money for the year 1764 was paid by Doctor Hamilton.

Francis Hamilton Vicar Geo Atkinson Edwd. Bolton Church Wardens Geo: Murphy William Green

(2.10.1765)

At a Vestry duly called and held in the Church of St. Nicholas for the Parishes of Dundalk and Castletown, it was agreed by and between the Minister, Churchwardens, and other Parishioners then present, that John Green be appointed Director, and Thos: Brady and Thos: Crilly Overseers for the Parish of Dundalk, and that Mr. Eastwood and Mr. John Fitzgibbon be appointed overseers for the Parish of Castletown. Given under our hands October 2nd. 1765.

Francis Hamilton Vicr John Page & Ant Foster Church Wardens A Wrightson

(1.4.1766)

At a Vestry duly called and held in the Church of Saint Nicholas for the Parish of Dundalk, it was agreed by and between the Vicar, ChurchWardens, and other Parishioners then present, that the late ChurchWardens have made up their accounts, and are discharged, and that Mr. Stephen Page and Mr. James Hill be appointed Churchwardens, and that there be forthwith applotted and levied upon the Inhabitants of the Parishes of Dundalk and Castletown one pound six shills. for Elements, five shills. and five pence for washing the Surplices and Church Linen, ten shills. and ten pence for drawing the Cess-books, twelve pounds for the Clerks salary, three pounds for a singing boy who is to teach the Charter-school children to sing, three pounds for the Sexton’s salary, ten shills. and ten pence to the Churchwardens for travelling charges, twelve pence in the pound to be allowed to the ChurchWardens for collecting the Church Cess, two pounds for a director of the high road, ten pounds four shills. and two pence for contingencies amounting to thirty four pounds and that Mr. Anthony Foster, and Mr. John Page, Mr. George Murphy, Mr. David Johnston, and Mr. Robert Richardson be appointed applotters for the present year. Given under our hands this first day of April, 1766. The Chancel money for the year 1765 was paid by Doctor Hamilton. Paid over to the ChurchWardens £0:16:5 1/2.

Thos: Bowes. Curate Ant Foster John Page Geo: Murphy James Hill Stepn. Page

(21.4.1767)

At a Vestry duly called and held in the Church of St: Nicholas for the Parish of Dundalk, it was agreed by and between the Vicar, the Church Wardens, and other Parishioners then present, that the late ChurchWardens have made up their accounts, and are discharged, and Mr. John Eastwood and Mr. Thos: Clement be appointed ChurchWardens, and that there be forthwith applotted and levied upon the Inhabitants of the Parishes of Dundalk and Castletown, one pound six shills. for elements, five shills. and five pence for washing the Surplices and Church Linen, ten shills. and ten pence for drawing the Cess books, twelve pounds for the Clerks salary, three pounds for a singing boy who is to teach the Charter school children to sing, three pounds for the Sexton’s salary, ten shills. and ten pence to the Church Wardens for travelling charges, twelve pence in the pound to be allowed to the Church Wardens for collecting the Church Cess, six pounds, eighteen shills. and eight pence for rebuilding part of the Church yard wall, three pounds for new-glazing the east window of the Church, eight pounds for making a seat near the Font, two pounds fifteen shills. for white washing the Church, one pound two shills. and nine pence for laying and repairing the flags [flagstones] of the Church, five pounds for contingencies, amounting to forty seven pounds nine shills. and six pence ster. And that Mr. Stephen Page, and Mr. James Hill, Mr. George Murphy, Mr. David Johnston, and Mr. Robt. Richardson be appointed applotters for the present year. Given under our hands this twenty first day of April. 1767. The Chancel money for the year 1766 was paid by Doctor Hamilton.

Francis Hamilton Vicar Stepn. Page James Hill Chas: Elgee Geo: Murphy

(5.4.1768)

At a Vestry duly called and held in the Church of Saint Nicholas for the Parish of Dundalk, it was agreed by and between the Vicar, Churchwardens, and other Parishioners then present, that the late ChurchWardens have made up their accounts and are discharged, and that Mr. Thos. Hughes and Mr. Brent Murphy be appointed ChurchWardens, and that there be forthwith applotted and levied upon the Inhabitants of the Parishes of Dundalk and Castletown, one pound six shills. for Elements, five shills. and five pence for washing the Surplices and Church Linen, ten shills. and ten pence for drawing the Cess books, twelve pounds for the Clerk’s salary, three pounds for a singing boy, who is to teach the Charter School children to sing, three pounds for the Sextons salary, ten shills. and ten pence to the ChurchWardens for travelling charges, twelve pence in the pound to be allowed to the ChurchWardens for collecting the Church Cess, one pound fifteen shills. and eight pence halfpenny due to Jeremiah Patterson, for glazing the Church Windows, eight pounds for contingencies, seven pounds for whitewashing the outside of the Church and Steeple, making in all the sum of thirty nine pounds five shills. and ten pence halfpenny and that Mr. David Johnston, Mr. Thos: Clement, Mr. George Murphy, and Mr. Robt. Richardson be appointed applotters for this present year. Given under our hands this fifth day of April. 1768. The Chancel money for the year 1767 was paid by Doctor Hamilton.

Thos: Bowes. Curate. Thos: Gernon John Eastwood Thos: Hughes C:W: Brent Murphy C:W: Geo Atkinson Jery Patterson

(28.3.1769)

At a Vestry duly called and held in the Church of Saint Nicholas for the Parish of Dundalk, it was agreed by and between the Vicar, Churchwardens, and other Parishioners then present, that the late Churchwardens have made up their accounts, and are discharged, and that Mr. Zechariah Maxwell and Mr Willm. Tyrrel be appointed Churchwardens, and that there be forthwith applotted and levied upon the Parishes of Dundalk and Castletown, one pound six shills. for Elements, five shills. and five pence for washing the Surplices and Church linen, ten shills. and ten pence for drawing the Cess books, twelve pounds for the Clerks salary, three pounds for an assistant to the Clerk, three pounds for the Sextons salary, two pounds three shills. and six pence due to Jeremiah Patterson for glazing the North Isle, one pound and eleven pence due to Hugh Durnin Smith for making an iron grate for the Church yard, eleven shills. and four pence halfpenny due to Elizabeth Macdonald for carrying a foundling to the Hospital in Dublin, two shills. and eight pence halfpenny to Eleanor Streatton for washing the Surplices, four shills. and six pence due to Willm. Hill for slating the roof of the Church, one shilling and seven pence halfpenny due to Charles Elgee for work done at the Turnstile, seven pounds for a brick cornice, sarking and slating the South Isle, two pounds for repairing the walls of the Church yard, four shills. and three halfpence due to Alexander Coulter , two shills. and eight pence for painting behind the Communion Table, ten shills. and ten pence to the Churchwardens for travelling charges, and seven pounds ten shills. and six pence for contingencies, and poundage money to the Churchwardens, making in all the sum of forty two pounds, five shills. and ten pence halfpenny: And that Mr. Thos: Hughes, Mr. Brent Murphy, Mr. Zechariah Maxwell, Mr. Willm. Tyrrel, Mr. Willm. Green, and Alexander Coulter, be appointed applotters for this present year. Given under our hands this twenty eighth day of March. 1769. The Chancel money for the year 1768 was paid by Doctor Hamilton.

Thos: Bowes, Curate. Thos Hughes Brent Murphy H… Prosser? Geo: Murphy William Green Chas. Elgee

(17.4.1770)

At a Vestry duly called and held in the Church of Saint Nicholas for the Parish of Dundalk, it was agreed by and between the Vicar, Churchwardens, and other Parishioners then present, that the late Churchwardens have made up their accounts and are discharged, and that Mr. George Law, and Mr. John Page Junr. be appointed Church wardens and that there be forthwith applotted and levied upon the Inhabitants of the Parishes of Dundalk and Castletown, one pound six shills. for Elements, five shills. and five pence for washing the Surplices and Church linen, ten shills. and ten pence for drawing the Cess books, twelve pounds for the Clerks salary, three pounds for an assistant to the Clerk, four pounds for the Sextons salary, one pound two shills. and one penny due to Jeremiah Patterson, eight shills. and eight pence due to Mr. George Murphy for repairing the Bell, eleven shills. and four pence halfpenny due to Elizabeth Mc.donald for a parish charge, two pounds four shills. due to Alexr. Coulter, six pounds for repairing and gravelling the Church yard walks, ten shills. and ten pence to the Churchwardens for travelling charges, and ten pounds for contingencies, and poundage money to the Churchwardens, making in all the sum of forty four pounds one shilling and ten pence halfpenny. And that Mr. Zechariah Maxwell, and Mr. Will: Tyrrel, Mr. George Murphy, and Mr. Brent Murphy, and Alexander Coulter be appointed applotters for this present year. Given under our hands this seventeenth day of April. 1770. The Chancel money for the year 1769 was paid by Doctor Hamilton.

Thos: Bowes, Curate. Jn. Page Geo: Lawe Church Wardens Zachr. Maxwell William Terrill Stepn. Page Brent Murphy

(2.4.1771)

At a Vestry duly called and held in the Church of Saint Nicholas for the Parish of Dundalk, it was agreed by and between the Vicar, Churchwardens, and other Parishioners then present, that the late Churchwardens have made up their accounts and are discharged, and that Mr. Edward Corran, and Mr Jeremiah Patterson be appointed Churchwardens, and that there be forthwith applotted and levied upon the Inhabitants of the Parishes of Dundalk and Castletown, one pound six shills. for Elements, five shills. and five pence for washing the Surplices and Church Linen, ten shills. and ten pence for drawing the Cess books, twelve pounds for the Clerks salary, three pounds for a singing boy assistant to the Clerk, four pounds for the Sextons salary, three pounds nineteen shills. and four pence due to Mr. John Page Junr. one pound ten shills. due to Captain Law, two pounds one penny due to Elizabeth Macdonald, four pounds , five shills. and six pence for a cloth for the Communion-table, four shills. and six pence for a Cushion, three guineas for a Bible, and half a guinea for a book for the Clerk, two pounds fourteen shills. due to Alexr. Coulter, ten shills. and seven pence halfpenny due to John Murphy, ten shills. and ten pence to the Churchwardens for travelling charges six guineas for contingencies, two pounds eight shills. poundage money, making in all the sum of fifty pounds eight shills. and three pence, and that Captain Law, Mr. John Page Junr., Mr. Brent Murphy and Alexander Coulter be appointed applotters for the present year. Given under hands this second day of April, 1771. The chancel money for the year 1770 was paid by Doctor Hamilton.

Thos: Bowes, Curate Geo: Lawe Jn. Page Junr. Church Wardens Jer. Patterson Alexr Coulter Jn. Murphy

(21.4.1772)

At a Vestry duly called and held in the Church of Saint Nicholas for the Parish of Dundalk, it was agreed by and between the Vicar, Church Wardens, and other Parishioners then present, that the late Church-Wardens have made up their accounts, and are discharged, and that Mr. George Murphy, and Mr. Dudley Trewman be appointed Church Wardens for the present year, and that there be forthwith applotted and levied upon the Inhabitants of Dundalk and Castletown, one pound six shills. for Elements, five shillings and seven pence for washing the surplices and Church linen, ten shills. and ten pence for drawing the Cess books, twelve pounds for the Clerks salary, three pounds for a singing boy assistant to the Clerk, four pounds for the Sexton’s salary, four pounds, twelve shills. and three pence halfpenny due to Mr. Willm. Thornton, two pounds, five shills. and six pence due to Mr. Hugh Reilly, ten pounds for slating and repairing the Steeple, three pounds , six shills. due to Jeremiah Patterson, to be accounted for by affidavit, due to Elizabeth Macdonald eleven shills. and a penny, eight guineas for contingencies, ten shills. and ten pence to the ChurchWardens for travelling charges, six shills. and six pence due to Alexander Coulter, two pounds eleven shills. and nine pence poundage money, making in all the sum of fifty one pounds, fifteen shills. and seven pence halfpenny, exclusive of the poundage money. And that Mr. Edward Corran, Mr. Jeremiah Patterson, Mr. Patrick Kelly, and Mr. David Johnston be appointed applotters for the present year. Given under our hands this twenty first day of April 1772. The Chancel money for the year of 1772, was paid by Doctr: Hamilton.

Thos: Bowes, Curate. Ed. Corran Jery Patterson Church Wardens Geo: Murphy Richard Skelton

(13.4.1773)

At a Vestry duly called & held in the Church of Saint Nicholas for the Parish of Dundalk on Tuesday the thirteenth Day of April 1773, it was agreed by and between the Vicar, ChurchWardens, and other Parishioners then present, that the late Church Wardens have made up their accounts, and are discharged; and that Mr. Simon Bailie and Mr. John Murphy be appointed ChurchWardens for the present year; and that there be forthwith applotted & levied upon the Inhabitants of the Parishes of Dundalk and Castletown, one Pound, fourteen Shillings for the Elements, twenty pounds for the Clerk’s Salary, provided he attend the Charter School twice a week, or oftener, if occasion, four pounds for the Sextons Salary, five shillings & seven pence for washing the Church Linen, ten Shillings and ten pence for drawing the Cess Books, ten Shillings & ten pence for the Church Wardens for travelling charges, a Guinea for purchasing two Prayer Books for the Church, Contingencies Ten pounds, three pounds, sixteen & two pence due to Geo: Murphy, fifteen Shillgs. 5 pence halfpenny due Betty McDonald, four pds. Fifteen shillgs. & 3d due to John Murphy Glazier, seventeen & nine pence due Wm. Hill, seven Shillgs. & two pence to Mr. Read, fifteen pounds for sheeting and slating the church, to be laid out on it this year. Three pounds three Shillgs. & 9d fees for collecting, making in all Sixty six Pounds, nineteen Shillings and six pence halfpenny, and that the late Church Wardens, viz. Mr Geo: Murphy & Mr. Dudley Trewman, & Mr. Edw. Corran be appointed Applotters for the present Year. We do confirm John Page Esqr., Mr. Stephen Page, Mr. John Page the younger & Mr. Saml. Page, and their Families the Ground on which the Vault is built in the South West part of the Church yard, & likewise to Capt. Geo: Lawe & Family the Seat in the Church, Mordaunt Patterson’s. Given under our Hands this 13th Day of April 1773.

Wm. Murray Curate Geo Murphy Dudley Trewman Church Wardens John Page Richard Skelton A Wrightson Geo Lawe Ant Foster Chars. Lister Joseph Coulton Stepn. Page

(5.4.1774)

At a Vestry duly called & held in the Church of Saint Nicholas for the Parish of Dundalk, on Tuesday the 5th Day of April 1774: it was agreed by and between the Vicar, ChurchWardens & other Parishioners then present, that the late ChurchWardens have made up their accounts, and are discharged: and that Mr. John Richardson and Mr. Humphy. Stevenson be appointed Church Wardens for the present year; and that there be forthwith applotted & levied upon the Inhabitants of the Parishes of Dundalk and Castletown, one pound, sixteen Shillings for Elements, twenty pounds for the Clerk’s salary, upon last year’s conditions, four pounds for the Sexton’s salary, five shillings and seven pence for washing the Church Linen, ten Shill: & ten pence for drawing the Cess Books, & ten Shill: & ten pence for travelling charges. Contingencies Ten pounds. Eleven pounds for Sheeting & Slating the Church to be laid out this year, which with four pounds. Eleven Shills. & 10 pence halfpenny now on hands, & a Quantity of Slates on hands, is computed sufficient to finish about twelve Square of sheeting & Slating – as also three pounds, sixteen Shillgs. & 9d to lead one of the allies of the roof of ye Church, two pounds, twelve Shillgs. for Fees, making in all fifty four pounds, twelve Shillings; & that the late Church Wardens viz. Mr. John Murphy & Mr. Simon Baylie, & Mr. Edw: Corran be appointed Applotters for the present year. Given under our Hands this 5th Day of April 1774.

Wm. Murray Curate John Murphy Simon Bailey Church Wardens Jn. Page Ant Foster Chars. Lister Richard: Skelton Geo: Murphy

The Chancel Money for the year 1771 & for the year 1773 was paid by Doctr. Hamilton this 5 day of April 1774 and four pounds eleven shillgs. & 10 pence halfpenny remain for the use of the prest. year.

(4.5.1774)

At a Vestry held in the Church of Saint Nicholas for the Parish of Dundalk on Wednesd: 4th May 1774 it was agreed by and between the Vicar, Church Wardens, & other Parishioners then present, & approved by the Testimony of Charity Hill, who was examined on Oath, that one half of the Seat, next but one to the South Door on the right hand is the property of Richd. Balmer, a Protestant & Inhabitant of this Parish. We accordingly now confirm it to him & his Family.

Wm. Murray Curate John Richardson Hum. Stevenson Church Wardens Ed. Corran Simon Bailey John Murphy Late Church Wardns. Isaac Read Esq.

(18.4.1775)

At a Vestry duly called & held in the Church of St. Nicholas for the Parish of Dundalk on Tuesday the eighteenth Day of April 1775; it was agreed by and between the Vicar, Church Wardens & other Parishioners then present, that the Church Wardens have made up their accts. & are now discharged; that Mr. Joseph Mouritz & Mr. Henry Heale be appointed Church Wardens for the present year. And that there be forthwith applotted & levied upon the Inhabitants of the parishes of Dundalk & Castletown one pound, Sixteen Shillings for Elements, twenty pounds for the Clerk’s Salary, four pounds for the Sexton’s Salary, five shillings & seven pence for washing the Church linen, Ten Shillings & ten pence for drawing the Cess Books, Ten Shillings & ten pence for the Church Wardens for travelling Expences. Ten pounds for Contingencies, Fifteen pounds for Sheeting & Slating the Church, two pounds , twelve Shillings for fees; amounting in all to fifty four pounds, fifteen Shillings & three pence; And that the late Church Wardens viz: Mr John Richardson & Mr. Humphrey Stevenson, & Mr. Edw: Corran be appointed Applotters for the present year. Given under our hands this 18th day of April 1775.

Wm. Murray Curate John Richardson H Stevenson ChurchWardens Ant Foster Richard Skelton Ephy Hatch

Chancel Money for the yr. 1774 was paid by Doctr Hamilton: Four pounds are in the Revd. Wm Murray’s hands, & two pounds, Eleven Shillgs. & eleven pence are in Mr J. Richardsons hands for the use of the present year.

(9.4.1776)

At a Vestry duly called & held in the Church of St. Nicholas for the Parish of Dundalk, on Tuesday the ninth day of April 1776: it was agreed by & between the Vicar, ChurchWardens & other Parishioners then present that the late ChurchWardens have made up their accts. & are now discharged: and that Mr Laurce. Tallon & Mr John Eastwood of Dundalk be appointed Church Wardens for the present year, and that there be forthwith applotted and levied upon the Inhabitants of the Parishes of Dundalk & Castletown, one pound Sixteen Shillings for elements, Twenty pounds for the Clerk’s salary, five pounds for the Sexton’s Salary for this year, on condition that he will keep the Church & Windows clean, if not, to continue at his former Salary, five Shillings & seven pence for washing the Church Linen, ten Shillings & ten pence for the Church Wardens for travelling Expences, ten pounds for contingencies, fifteen pounds for Sheeting & Slating the South side of the Church with Ton Slates, & two pounds twelve shillgs. & eight pence for fees, amounting in all to fifty five pounds, five Shillgs. & one penny. And that the late Church Wardens, Viz: Mr Heale & Mr Mouritz, Mr Geo: Murphy [be] appointed Applotters for the present year. Given under our hands this 9th day of April 1776. Six

Paid Mr Heale four pounds which were in Revd. Wm Murray’s hands since last Easter, paid do. by Mr J. Richardson £2.11.11, which were in his hands since last Easter. Doctr Hamilton paid do. four pounds Chancel Money for the year 1775 - remains in Mr Heale’s hand four pounds twelve Shillgs., & one pd. One Shillg & nine pence not yet collected, amounting in the whole to £16.5.8 to be paid to the present Church Wardens

Wm. Murray Curate Henry Heale Jos Mouritz ChurchWardens John Richardson Ant Foster Richard Skelton Geo: Murphy John Bolton Ed: Corran

(1.4.1777)

At a Vestry duly called & held in the Church of St Nicholas for the Parish of Dundalk, on Tuesday the first day of April 1777: it was agreed by & between the Vicar, Church Wardens, & other Parishioners then present, that the late Church Wardens have made up their accts. & are now discharged: and that Mr Peter Ivers & Mr Ralph Trueman of Dundalk be appointed Church Wardens for the present year. And that there be forthwith applotted & levied upon the Inhabitants of the Parish of Dundalk & Castletown, one pound, sixteen Shillings for Elements, Twenty pounds for the Clerk’s Salary, five pounds for the Sexton’s Salary for this year, on condition that he will keep the church & Windows clean, five shillings & seven pence for washing the Church Linen, ten shillings & ten pence for the Church Wardens for travelling Expences, Ten pounds for contingencies, Ten pounds for Slating & Sheeting the South west side of the Church, to be done by proposal, Ten shillings & ten pence for drawing out the Cess Books, Ten shillings & ten pence to Coulter for his additional trouble, & two pounds, eight for fees – amounting in all to fifty one pounds, two shillings & one penny , and that the late Church Wardens, Viz: Mr L: Tallon & Mr J. Eastwood, & Mr. Corran be appointed Applotters for the prest. year Given under our hands this 1st april 1777.

Revd. W Murray has 4 pounds in his hands, which Doctr Hamilton paid him as Chancel Money for the year 1776.

Lauce. Tallon Jn. Eastwood Churchwardens Ed. Corran Peter Ievers John Atkinson

(11.4.1778)

[Crossed out: At a Vestry held in the Church of St. Nicholas for the Parish of Dundalk, notice whereof being given the Sunday before, on Friday the 11th Day of April, It was agreed by & between the Vicar, Church Wardens & other Parish then present]

At a Vestry duly called and held in the Church of St. Nicholas for the Parish of Dundalk, on Friday the 11th day of April, it was agreed by and between the Vicar, Church Wardens, & other Parishioners then present, that Francis Walshe has made over all his Right & Title to the Seat next the Pulpit in the South Ile, to Edward Corran for the consideration of one pound, two shillings & nine pence sterlg - And also the Vicar, Church Wardens & parishioners present do confirm to Mr Peter Ivers & his Family, during their Residence in this Parish, the Seat in the West Ile formerly the property of Charles Denson. In Mr Tallon’s hands to be paid to the present Church Wardens £7.18.11.

Wm. Murray, Curate Lauce. Tallon Ant Foster Ralph Trewman Geo Atkinson Peter Guitton

(21.4.1778)

At a Vestry duly called & held in the Church of St. Nicholas for the Parish of Dundalk on Tuesday the 21st. day of April 1778, it was agreed & concluded by & between the Vicar, Church Wardens & other Parishioners then present that Mr Jn. Atkinson & Mr Jas. McDoogal be appointed Church Wardens for the present year. & that as the late churchwardens have not made up their accounts nor collected the church cess according to aplotment, that therefore the Present Vestry be adjourned unto Ascension Day, being Thursday the 28th day of next May

Wm. Murray Curate Peter Ievers Ralph Trewman Ant Foster John Atkinson

(28.5.1778)

At a Vestry duly called & held in the Church of St. Nicholas for the Parish of Dundalk pursuant to adjournment unto Thursday the 28th day of May 1778 it was agreed & concluded by & between the Vicar, Church Wardens & other Parishioners then present that the late churchwardens have settled all their accounts, but the sum of two pounds, seven Shillings & seven pence halfpenny, which deficiency is occasioned by the Death of Alexander Coulter, the late Collector, and are now discharged, & that if any of the above deficiency be recovered, it is to be paid over to next Collector, as part of his Salary. And that there be forthwith applotted & levied upon the Inhabitants of the Parishes of Dundalk & Castletown the sum of one pound, sixteen Shillings for Elements. Twenty pounds for the Clerk’s Salary, five pounds for the Sexton’s Salary, on the same condition as that of last year, five Shillings & seven pence for washing the Church linen, Ten shillings & ten pence for the church wardens for travelling Expences. Ten pounds towards repairing the Steeple, Ten pounds for contingencies. Ten Shillings & Ten pence for drawing out the Cess Books. Two pounds, eighteen for fees, amounting in all to fifty one pounds, one shilling & three pence sterlg, And that the late church wardens Viz: Mr Peter Ivers & Mr Ralph Trewman, & Mr Corran be appointed Applotters for the prest. year. Given under our hands this 28th day of May 1778.

Wm. Murray Curate Peter Ievers Ralph Trewman John Richardson James Macdougall Ed. Corran

Recd. from the Revd. Doctr. Hamilton four pounds sterlg the Chancel money for the year 1777. Recd. June 21st 1778. James Macduigall

(6.4.1779)

At a Vestry duly called & held in the church of St. Nicholas for the parish of Dundalk on Tuesday the 6th of April 1779 it was agreed & concluded by & between the Vicar church wardens & other parishioners then present that the Late Church Wardens have settled their accounts, & are discharged & that Mr. John Ross & Mr. Peter Guitton be appointed Church Wardens for the present year, & that, as it appears that [a] the Church Steeple is in a ruinous condition, that the present Vestry be adjourned to Wednesday the 21st instant, till a proper estimate is made of the Expences of repairing it.

John Pulleine Hawkey Curate John Atkinson Jas McDougall Ralph Trewman John Ross

Recd. from the Revd. Doctr. Hamilton four pounds Sterl. the Chancel Money for the year 1778. Recd. April 6th 1779. Paid into Mr. Ross hand 4s 6d. John Ross

(21.4.1779)

At a Vestry duly called & held in the Church of St. Nicholas for the Parish of Dundalk pursuant to the adjournment unto Wednesday the 21st day of April 1779 it was agreed & concluded upon by & between the Vicar, Church Wardens & Parishioners then present that Charles Lester Esq. be appointed Church Warden for the present year in the Room of Mr. Guitton, & that there be forthwith applotted & levied upon the Inhabitants of the Parishes of Dundalk & Castletown the Sum of one pound sixteen shillings for Elements, twenty pounds for the Clerk’s Salary, five pounds for the Sextons on the usual conditions, five shillings & seven pence for washing the Church Linen, ten shillings & ten pence to the Church Wardens for Travelling Expences, ten pounds towards Contingencies, & ten pounds towards repairing the Church Steeple, ten & ten pence for Drawing out the Cess Books, two pounds eighteen shillings for fees, amounting in all to fifty one pounds one shilling & three pence Ster. & that the late Church Wardens, Viz: Mr. John Atkinson & Mr. Jas. McDougal be appointed Applotters for the present Year.[Crossed out: Given under our hands this 21st] And that this Vestry be adjourned to Whitsun Monday being the 24th day of May. Given under our hands this 21st day of April 1779.

John Pulleine Hawkey Curate John Ross Jas McDougall John Atkinson Ralph Trewman Geo: Murphy

(24.5.1779)

At a Vestry duly called & held in the Church of St. Nicholas for the parish of Dundalk pursuant to the Adjournment unto Monday the 24th day of May it was agreed & concluded upon by & between the Vicar, Church Wardens & Parishioners then present that the Sum of fifty one pounds, one shilling & three pence has been regularly & properly applotted; we do therefore confirm the same. Given under our hands this 24th day of May 1779 Nine

John Pulleine Hawkey Curate John Ross Church Warden Ralph Trewman Jas McDougall John Atkinson

(28.3.1780)

At a Vestry duly called & held in the Church of St. Nicholas for the Parish of Dundalk, on Tuesday the 28th day of March 1780, it was agreed & concluded by & between the Vicar Church Wardens & other Parishioners then present that the Late Church Wardens have not yet settled their accounts, that Mr. Sam. Page & Mr. Chas. Lester be appointed Church Wardens for the present year, & that this present Vestry be adjourned to Tuesday the 16th day of May.

John Pulleine Hawkey Curate John Ross Church Warden Ant Foster James Dennis Michl Clarke Richard Skelton

Recd. from the Revd. Doctr. Hamilton four pounds Ster the Chancel Money for the year 1779. Recd. March 28th 1780 Saml: Page

(16.5.1780)

At a Vestry duly called & held in the Church of St. Nicholas for the Parish of Dundalk according to Adjournment on Tuesday May the 16th 1780, it was agreed & concluded by and between the Vicar Church Wardens & other Parishioners then present that the Church Wardens have settled their accounts & are discharged, & there be forthwith applotted & levied upon the inhabitants of the Parish of Dundalk & Castletown the sum of one pound sixteen Shillgs. for Elements, twenty pounds for the Clerk’s Salary, five pounds for the Sexton’s on the usual conditions, five shillgs. and seven pence for washing the Church Linen, ten shillgs & ten pence to the Church Wardens for travellg. Expences, ten pounds towds. Contingencies, & twenty pounds towards repairing or rebuilding the Church Steeple, ten & ten pence for drawing out the Cess Books, & three pounds one Shilling fees for Collecting, amounting in the whole to sixty one four Shillings and three pence, & that Mr. John Ross & Mr. John Atkinson be appointed applotters, & that twenty pounds raised for the steeple the present [year], & the ten pounds of last year be handed over to Mr. Thos: Read for the sole purpose of repairing the Steeple, & that it appears that the Late Church Wardens have paid ten pounds eight Shillings & nine pence into the hands of the present Church Wardens Mr. Chas. Lester & Mr. Saml. Page, & that this meeting be further adjourned to Tuesday next the 23rd inst. Given under our hands this 16th day of May 1780.

John Pulleine Hawkey Curate Chas. Lester Saml. Page John Ross Ralph Trewman James Dennis Michl Clarke Will Hill James Butler

(15.7.1780)

At a Vestry duly called & held in the Church of St. Nicholas for the Parish of Dundalk on Wednesday the 15th day of July 1780 it was agreed upon by & between the Vicar, Church Wardens & Parishioners then present that the Sum of sixty one pounds four Shillings & three pence has been regularly applotted, & we do accordingly confirm the Same given underhands this 15th day of July 1780 eighty

John Pull. Hawkey Curate Saml. Page Charles Lister Church Wardens Peter Godbey Thos. Cobthorpe

(17.4.1781)

At a Vestry duly called & held in the Church of St. Nicholas for the parish of Dundalk on Tuesday the 17th day of April 1781 it was agreed & concluded by & between the Vicar, Churchwardens & other Parishioners then present that Joseph Shekelton & Frans. Eastwood be appointed Churchwardens for the present year, & that as the present Churchwardens have not collected the Cess according to applotment nor discharged their Accts. that Vestry be adjourned to Tuesday the 1st day of May next. Given underhands the day above written

John Pulleine Hawkey Curate Saml. Page Chars. Lester Church Wardens Jas. Dennis Ralph Trewman Lau Tallon Peter Guitton

(1.5.1781)

At a Vestry duly called & held in the Church of St. Nicholas for the Parish of Dundalk pursuant to the last adjournment on Tuesday the 1st day of May it was agreed & concluded upon by & between the Vicar Churchwardens & parishioners then present that the late churchwardens have not made up their Accts & that this Vestry be further adjourned to Whitsunmonday the 4th of June next Given under our hands this 1st day of May 1781.

John Pulleine Hawkey Curate Jos: Shekleton Frans. Eastwood Church wardens Chars. Lester Saml. Page John Ross

(4.6.1781)

At a Vestry duly called & held in the Church of St. Nicholas for the parish of Dundalk pursuant to adjournment on Monday the 4th of June it was agreed & concluded upon by & between the Minister Church Wardens & Parishioners then present that the Church Wardens have not yet settled their Accts. & that this Vestry be further adjourned to Wednesday 20th instant. Given under our hands this 4th day of June 1781 eighty one

John Pulleine Hawkey Curate Frans. Eastwood Jos. Shekleton Church Wardens Chars. Lester Saml. Page John Ross

(20.6.1781)

At a Vestry duly called & held in the Church of St. Nicholas for the parish of Dundalk pursuant to adjournment on Monday the 20th. day of June, it was agreed & concluded upon by & between the Vicar Church Wardens & parishioners then present that the late Church Wardens have settled their accompts & are accordingly dismissed. & that be forthwith applotted & Levied off the inhabitants of the parishes of Castletown & Dundalk one pound sixteen shillings for Elements, twenty pounds for the Clerk’s Salary, five pounds for the Sexton’s on the usual conditions, five shillings & seven pence for washing the Church Linen, ten shillings & ten pence to the Church Wardens for travelling Expences, ten shillings & ten pence for drawing the Church Books, ten pounds towards Contingencies, ten pounds towards erected a new Steeple, to be deposited in Mr. Read’s hands as formerly agreed upon, two pounds eight shillings fees for collecting, amounting in the whole to fifty pounds, eleven shillings& three pence, & that Mr. Chas. Lester , & Mr. Mr. Saml. Page, late Church Wardens, & Edward Corran be appointed applotters for the Current year & that this Vestry be further adjourned to Wednesday the 18th day of July next. Given under our hands this 20th day of June 1781 Eighty One

John Pulleine Hawkey Curate Frans. Eastwood Joseph Shekleton Church Wardens Saml. Page John Ross

(18.7.1781)

At a Vestry duly called & held in the Church of St. Nicholas for the Parish of Dundalk pursuant to adjournment on Wednesday the 18th day of July it was agreed & concluded upon by & between the Vicar church Wardens & Parishioners then present that the sum of fifty pounds eleven shillings & three pence has been regularly applotted , & we do therefore confirm the Same. Given under our hands this 18th day of July 1781 Eighty One

John Pulleine Hawkey Curate Jos. Shekleton Church Warden John Ross Saml. Page

The chancel money for the year 1780 was recd. by me Jos Shekleton

(4.9.1781)

At a Vestry duly called & held in the Church of St. Nicholas for the Parish of Dundalk on Wednesday the 4th day of September it was agreed & concluded upon by & between the Vicar Church Wardens & Parishioners then present that in consequence of several errors in the late applotment it is thought necessary that a new applotment be made and that the two late Church Wardens, together with Thos. Read Esq. Mr. John Page and Mr. Aldborough Wrightson be appointed applotters

Francis Hamilton Vicr. Jos: Shekleton Churchwarden Thos. Read John Ross A Wrightson John Richardson Charles Lester

(19.9.1781)

At a Vestry duly called & held in the Church of St. Nicholas for the Parish of Dundalk, on Wednesday the 19th day of Septr. 1781 it was agreed & concluded upon by & between the Vicar Churchwardens & Parishioners then present that this Vestry be adjourned to Wednesday the 26th Inst. Dated tis 19th Septr. 1781

Francis Hamilton Vicr. Jos: Shekleton ChurchWarden A Wrightson

(26.9.1781)

At a Vestry duly called & held in the Church of St. Nicholas for the Parish of Dundalk pursuant to Adjournment on Wednesday the 26th day of September 1781. It was agreed & concluded upon by & between the Vicar Churchwardens & Parishioners then present that this Vestry be further adjourned to Wednesday the 3rd of October next. Dated this 26th day of 7ber 1781

John Pulleine Hawkey Curate A Wrightson

(3.10.1781)

At a Vestry duly called & held in the Church of St. Nicholas for the Parish of Dundalk pursuant to Adjournment on Wednesday the 3rd day of Octr. 1781 It was agreed & concluded upon by & between the Vicar Church Wardens & Parishioners then present, that the Sum of fifty pounds eleven shillings & three pence has been regularly applotted by the new applottment, & we do therefore confirm the Same. Given under our hands this 3rd day of October 1781 Eighty One

John Pulleine Hawkey Curate Jos: Shekleton Church Warden A Wrightson

(2.4.1782)

At a Vestry duly called & held in the Church of St. Nicholas for the parish of Dundalk on Tuesday the 2nd of April 1782 being Easter Tuesday it was agreed & concluded upon by & between the Vicar Church Wardens & Parishioners then present that Michael Clarke & Mt.Gomery Slater be appointed ChurchWardens for the present year, & that as the present Churchwardens have not collected the Cess, or grossed their accounts, that this Vestry be adjourned to Wednesday the 17th inst. Given under our hands this 2nd day of April 1782

John Pulleine Hawkey Curate Jos: Shekleton Church Warden John Ross William Green Stannus Gillmor

(17.4.1782)

At a Vestry duly called & held in the Church of St. Nicholas for the parish of Dundalk pursuant to Adjournment on Wednesday the 17th day of April 1782 It was agreed and concluded upon by & between [& between] the vicar ChurchWardens & Parishioners then present that the Late Church wardens have settled their Accounts & are discharged accordingly & that there be for[th]with apploted & levied off the inhabitants of the united parishes of Dundalk & Castletown the sum of one pound sixteen shillings for Elements, twenty pounds for the Clerk’s Salary, five pounds for the Sexton on the usual conditions, five shillings & seven pence for washing the Church Linen, ten shillings & ten pence for the travelling Expences of the Church wardens, ten shillings & ten pence for Drawing the Books, twenty pounds towards repairing the Steeple, two Guineas to William Green for keeping the Windows in constant repair, two pounds Eighteen Shillings for collecting the Cess, and twelve pounds towards Contingencies, amounting in the whole to the sum of fifty five pounds, six shillings & nine pence, & that Mr. John Shekleton, & Mr. Edward Corran & Mr. John Page be appointed applotters & that this vestry be further adjourned to Wednesday the 8th day of May next Given under our hands this 17th day of April 1782 two

John Pulleine Hawkey 82 Curate Michl Clarke Mt.Gomery Slater Churchwardens Jos: Shekleton John Ross Stannus Gillmor William Green

Recd from the Revd. Doctr. Hamilton four pounds Ster – the Chancel money for the year 1781 17th April 1782 Michl Clarke

(8.5.1782)

At a vestry duly called & held in the Church of St. Nicholas for the Parish of Dundalk pursuant to adjournment on Wednesday the 8th day of May 1782. It was agreed & concluded upon by & between the Vicar Church wardens & Parishioners then present, that the Sum of sixty five pounds six shillings & nine pence has been regularly applotted & we do therefore confirm the Same. Given under our hands this 8th day of May 1782.

John Pulleine Hawkey Curate Michl Clarke Mt.Gomery Slater John Ross Jos: Shekleton

(22.4.1783)

At a Vestry duly called & held in the Church of St. Nicholas for the Parish of Dundalk on Tuesday the twenty second day of April 1783 it was agreed & concluded upon by & between the Vicar Church Wardens & Parishioners then present that the present Church Wardens have not settled their accounts & therefore that they continue to discharge the office for the ensuing year, & that this Vestry be further adjourned to Tuesday the 6th day of May at eleven o’clock for the Churchwardens to settle the accounts of the year past, & to lay on the assessment for the current year.

Query whether the Church Wardens for the late year be continued for another year as they have not settled their accounts. Objected to by Thos: Read because they should continue another year by Law not having settled their Accounts, seconded by Mr. Archibald Wright, Mr. Thos. Johnston & several others.

Relying on the above Objections the undernamed Gentlemen* vote that the present Church Wardens Michl. Clarke & Montgomery Slater be continued in Office

The above question being put, & the poll taken, it appeared that there were for the Church Wardens being continued Eight[y] four, against it Sixty Given under our hands this 22nd day of April 1783 Eighty three

John Pulleine Hawkey Curate Michl. Clarke Mt.Gomery Slater ChurchWardens

*Thos. Read John Page John Richardson Geo Murphy Stepn. Page John Page Junior Townley Filgate Zach Maxwell W. McCaul Ralph Trewman Wm. Skelton Archd. Wright Robert Strang*

(13.4.1784)

At a Vestry held in the Church of St. Nicholas for the Parish of Dundalk on Tuesday the 13th of April 1784 being Easter Tuesday pursuant to publick Notice being given the Sunday before, It was then & there agreed between the Minister, Church Wardens , & Majority of the Protestant Inhabitants there present, that the Sum of one pound sixteen shillings be levied of this Parish for Elements – that the Sum of forty pounds be levied of sd Parish for the Clarkes Salary being for the Years 1783 three & 1784 four That ten pounds be levied likewise for the Sexton for two years Salary that of eighty three not having been used, To washing the church linen five & seven pence, To Church Wardens travelling Expences ten & ten pence, to drawing the books ten & ten pence – For collecting the Cess, two pounds eighteen To replace money borrowed from the sum appropriated to the Steeple thirteen pounds fifteen shillings & ten pence halfpenny – To Contingencies four Pounds – in all eighty two pounds seventeen shillings & three halfpence & that Mr John Page & Mr Joseph Shekelton be appointed Applotters of the same.

It is also agreed between the Minister Church Wardens & Majority of the Protestant Inhabts then present that Mr Lawrence Talon & Mr Stannis Gilmer be Church Wardens for the Ensuing year.

It appears to this Vestry that there is in the hands of Michael Clarke & Montgomery Slater late church Wardens the Summ of six pounds four shillings & three halfpence wch they are directed to pay to their successors before next Vestry

It appears to this Vestry that there is eight pounds chancel money due wch is directed to be received by the Church Wardens for the ensuing year & to be applied in aid of the Summ for Contingencies. & that there is a Summ of Money in Mr Reeds hands on account of the Steeple

This Vestry is adjourned till Whitsun Tuesday next

James Montgomery Rector of Dundalk Michl Clarke Mt.Gomery Slater Church Wardens Wm. Colman Chars Lester Simon Bailey Stannus Gillmor

[Inserted] I have recd from Michl. Clark the Above Six pounds which I have Accounted for to the parish at a Vestry held April 1785 Lau Tallan

(1.6.1784)

At a Vestry held in the Parish Church of Dundalk on Whitsun Tuesday first day of June 1784 agreeable to adjournment & to notice given the Sunday before, it was agreed between the Minster Church Wardens & Majority of the Protestant Inhabitants present that the Church Wardens of the last year be allowed eleven shillings out of the Contingent money in addition to what they received for collecting the Cess being one shilling per pound, & that Such shall be the annual allowance henceforward, & that the Church Wardens of the present year shall receive the same, for wch purpose it is agreed that the additional Sum of one pound & six shillings be added to the Parish cess making in the whole the Sum of eighty four pounds one shilling & three halfpence. The Vestry is farther adjourned to the 16th June Inst –

James Montgomery Lauce. Tallan Stannus Gillmer Church Wardens Chars Lester Michl Clarke William Green Arthur McClean Mt.Gomery Slater

(16.6.1784)

At a Vestry held in the Parish Church of Dundalk on Wednesday the 16th day of June 1784 agreeable to adjourn. & the Notice given the Sunday before it was agreed by the Minister Church Wardens & Majority of the Parishnrs. present that the Pews of the Church shall be repaired & painted by the Proprietors, & that a Vestry shall be held on Wednesday the 7th of July to consider the alteration of the Site of the Pulpit & reading Desk, & examine the Plan of the Seats ordered to be repaired, & adopt one general plan for the whole Church.

James Montgomery Vicar of Dundalk Lauce. Tallan Stannus Gillmor Church Wardens Frans Tipping Jn Eastwood Chars Lester Peter Ievers Richd. Mark Thos. Malone Henry Maxwell Mt.Gomery Slater Wm Harris

(7.7.1784)

At a Vestry meeting held in the Parish Church of Dundalk on Wednesday the 7th of July 1784 agreeable to adjournment it was agreed by the Minister Church Wardens, & Majority of the Protestant Inhabts present that Six feet of the Strangers Seat be Appropriated to Mr Lawrence Tallon he engaging to remove at his own expence the Font now there to a Site chosen by the Vestry near the Chancel, & that in case the Site of the Pulpit be changed, that the ground now possesst by the Pulpit & reading Desk be divided into two Seats, one possesst by the Clergyman of the Parish the other by John Eastwood Esqr of Castletown, & that the Seat granted by the Easter Vestry to Mr Michael Clarke be confirmed to him, & that the Vestry be adjourned till Wednesday the twenty eighth Inst.

James Montgomery Vicar Stannus Gillmer Lauce. Tallan CWs F. Tipping Jn Eastwood Patt Clarke Michl Clarke Mt.Gomery Slater Edw. Bolton

(6.8.1784)

At a Vestry held in the Parish Church of Dundalk on Friday the Sixth day of August 1784 agreeable to public notice given the Sunday before for confirming the Applotment of the Parish cess for the year 1784 & other Parish business It is agreed by the Minister Church Wardens & Parishioners present that the third part of the Space vacant near the door of the large Isle in wch. the Water Engine now stands be appropriated to Mr James Molton to build a Seat Conformable to the other new Seats of the Church, & that as the Applotments are not fully prepared for the Inspection of the Vestry, that this Vestry be farther adjourned to Friday the 13th Inst:

James Montgomery Rector & Vicar Lauce Tallan Stannis Gilmer Church Wardens Chars Lester Michl Clarke

(13.8.1784)

At a Vestry held in the Parish Church of Dundalk on Friday the 13th day of Augst 1784 agreeable to Adjournment: It is agreed by the Minister Church Wardens & Majority of the Protestant Inhabitants present that the Sum of eighty four pounds one Shilling & three pence being the Cess for the Year 1784 has been regularly & to their Satisfaction applotted & they confirm the Same.

James Montgomery Rector & Vicar Lauce Tallan Stannus Gillmer Church wardens Chars Lester Thos Johnston Saml. Page Junr Henry Hale Mt.Gomery Slater Thos Malone Senr

(11.10.1784)

Parish of Dundalk October 11th 1784

Whereas there was no Cess levied off the Parish of Dundalk for the year 1783, & the Easter Vestry in 1784 laid on a double Cess for the payment of the Clarkes Salary in full for both years, being twenty pounds for each year, & whereas by an Act of Parliament passed in the 23rd Year of the Reign of His late Majesty George the Second, & confirmed by another act of the 33rd Year of the same Reign it appears to be unlawfull to lay a cess on any Parish for more than ten pounds for the salary of the Clerk for any year so omitted, Now we the Minister, Church Wardens, & Protestant Inhabitants of the Parish of Dundalk lawfully assembled in Vestry on the 11th day of October 1784, according to public notice given the Sunday before, in order to remove all objections to the legality of the Parish Cess to be levied off said Parish for the year 1784 do hereby consent that the Sum of ten pounds, wch according to the above named acts is more than ought to be levied off sd Parish for said year, shall be deducted from said cess laid on this Parish at the Easter Vestry 1784 So that the Cess to be levied of sd Parish of Dundalk for sd year 1784 shall amount only to the Sum of seventy four pounds, one Shilling & three pence & we appoint Mr John Richardson & Mr Joseph Shekelton Applotters to applot said Sum

James Montgomery Rector of Dundalk Lauce Tallan Stannus Gillmor Churchwardens Thos. Read John Reany John Richardson Jos: Shekleton

(19.10.1784)

At a Vestry held in the Parish Church of Dundalk on Tuesday the nineteenth day of October 1784 agreeable to public Notice the Sunday before for examining & ascertaining the Applotment of the Parish Cess for sd year, it was then & there agreed by the Minister, Church Wardens & Majority of the Protestant Inhabitants then present, that the Summ of seventy four pounds one Shilling & three pence being the Cess for said year has been justly applotted by Mr John Richardson & Mr Joseph Shekelton, sworn Applotters of the same, & we approve of their Applotment

James Montgomery Rector of Dundalk Laurence Tallon Stannus Gillmer Church Wardens A Wrightson John Reany

(29.3.1785)

At a Vestry held in the Parish Church of Dundalk on Tuesday the 29th day of March being Easter Tuesday pursuant to Public Notice given the Sunday before, it was then & there agreed betwixt the Minister Church Wardens, & Majority of the Protestant Inhabitants then present, that the Summ of one pound Sixteen be levied off said Parish for Elements, that the Summ of twenty pounds be levied for the Clarkes Salary for the ensuing year, that five pounds be levied for the Sexton for said time, to washing the Church linen five Shillings & seven pence. To the support of Orphans & other Contingencies twelve pounds, eighteen Shillings, & five pence, making altogether the Summ of forty pounds.

It is also agreed that Mr Alb. Wrightson & Mr Jn. Bolton be Church Wardens for the Ensuing Year; & That Laurence Talon & Stannis Gilmore late Church Wardens be Appointed Applotters of the above Cess, & that as it appears to this Vestry that the late Church Wardens have not settled their accounts, they shall be allowed farther time for levying the remainder of said Cess, & accounting for it to Vestry, & that on Wednesday the twentieth day of April they shall clear of all accounts of the last year, & produce to Vestry an attested Applotment of the Cess for the ensuing year. It is also agreed by the Vestry that the Sum of eight pounds Chancel Money due for the years 84, & 85 now in the hands of the Revd James Montgomery be paid to the Clarke as an indemnification for the loss of ten pounds of his Salary in the course of the last two years. We also appoint Mr James Johnston & Mr Thomas Lister sidesmen for the ensuing year This Vestry adjourned to the 20th of April.

James Montgomery Rector Stannis Gillmer Laurence Tallon Church wardens John Bolton Gers Tinley Richd. Anderson Thos. Slevin Mt.Gomery Slater Michl Clarke

(20.4.1785)

At a Vestry held in the Parish Church of Dundalk on Wednesday the 20th day of April 1785 pursuant to adjournmt: It appears to this Vestry that the Church Wardens have settled their accounts to the satisfaction of this Vestry & that there remains in their hands the Sum of five pounds three Shillings & one halfpenny wch they are directed to pay to their successors. It appears likewise that there are fifty pounds lodged in the hands of Thomas Reed Esqr: for the purpose of repairing the Steeple, that there are eight pounds Chancel money due to this Parish for the Years 1782, & 1783 by the Extrs: of the Late Doctor Hamilton & that the Revd Mr Montgomery has accounted for the Chancel Money of the years 1784, & 1785. As the late Church Wardens have not had time to applot the Cess of the following year this Vestry is adjourned till Wednesday the eighteenth day of May next to examine said applotment

James Montgomery Rector Lauce. Tallan Stannus Gillmer Church wardens John Page John Reany

(18.5.1785)

At a Vestry held in the Parish Church of Dundalk on Wednesday the 18th of May 1785 agreeable to adjournment & publick Notice given the Sunday before, James Johnston Grocer is appointed Church Warden in the room of Mr Alb Wrightson who declined to act, It appears to this Vestry that there are but four pounds Chancel money due by the Extrs: of Dtr Hamilton wch are in the hands of the Revd James Montgomery, the year 1782 having been accounted for, As the appointed Applotters have not prepared their Applotment this Vestry is adjourned to Wednesday 23rd of June 1785.

James Montgomery Rector John Bolton Churchn. Jn Eastwood Lauce Tallan Stannus Gillmer John Ross Mt.Gomery Slater Jos: Coulter Chars: Elgee

(23.6.1785)

June 23rd 1785 The Vestry held according to adjournment & to public notice given the Sunday before, the Applotment of the Cess for the Current Year by Mr Lawrence Talon, & Mr Stannus Gilmer late Church Wardens was produced & approved of & Mr James Johnston, & Mr John Bolton present Church Wardens are directed to collect the same agreeable to sd Applotment. Half the Waste ground behind the great door is granted to Wm Hill, & John Ruford of Parliamt Square to build a Seat for their Families

James Montgomery Rector John Bolton Jas. Johnston Lauce. Tallan Stannus Gillmer Michl Clarke John Ross Wm Hill Mt.Gomery Slater

(18.4.1786)

1786

At a Vestry held in the Parish Church of Dundalk on Tuesday the 18th day of April being Easter Tuesday, pursuant to public Notice given the Sunday before, it was than & there agreed betwixt the Minister, Church Wardens, & a Majority of the Protestant Inhabitants then present that the Summ of one pound sixteen shillings shall be levied of sd Parish for Elements, that the Summ of twenty pounds be levied for the Clarkes Salary for the ensuing year, that five pounds be levied for the Sexton for sd time, for washing the Church linnen five shillings & five pence, For the Support of Orphans ten pounds & for the necessary repairs of the Church, particularly the Chancel twenty pounds , To make good the deficiencies of last year to the late Church Wardens one pound ten Shillings. To repairing the Stiles & Gravel Walks of the Ch: Yard five pounds. It is also agreed that Peter Godbey & Thomas Malcolm be Church Wardens for the ensuing year & that Mr Bolton & Mr Johnston late Church Wardens be appointed Applotters of the above Cess, & that as it appears to this Vestry that the late Church Wardens have not been able to settle their accounts, that they shall be allowed farther time for levying the remainder of sd: Cess, & Settling their accounts with Vestry & that on Tuesday the Sixth day of June being Whitsun Tuesday they shall clear off all accounts of last year, & produce to Vestry an attested Applotment of the Cess for the ensuing Year, & Whereas the Wall to the North of the Church Yard adjoining to Mr Reads concerns is in a ruinous condition, & requires to be rebuilt, & Mr Read proposes to rebuild it at his own expence, it is therefore resolved that Mr Read be permitted to rebuild it, & range it in a parallel line with the trees, in an Uniform Manner with the rest of the Church Yard.

James Montgomery Rector of Dundalk John Bolton Jas. Johnston Church Wardens Thos Read Geo: Murphy Michl Clarke John Ross Lauce. Tallan Stannus Gillmer

(15.5.1786)

At a Vestry held in the Parish Church of Dundalk on Monday the fifteenth day of May 1786 agreeable to notice given the Sunday before it is unanimously agreed by the Minister Church Wardens & Protestant Inhabitants present that that part of the act of Vestry relative to rebuilding the Church Wall adjoining to Thomas Reads Esq Yard be & is hereby rescinded.

The Alterations to [be] made in the Chancel must be executed according to the following Plan. The Chancel Window to be executed according to the Plan given in by Mr Clarke, glazed & painted with three coats of Paint, the Gothic work bound with eighteen Iron Plates & Skrews, sunk into the wood, with necessary casings.

The Gothic Pannels wch cover the walls to be finished one inch thick of red fir balk without joints, the framing two inches thick of the same, tarrd in the back.

The rails in front of the Chancel to be made with a Gothic base & Capital, & one belt in the middle of each, the arch to spring from the Cap, the whole covered with a gothic moulded hand rail, two Iron Balusters one on each side of the Door, with four Iron bolts & Nuts, first in the Solid Stone thro the rails at due distances the door to be Double, opening inwards to the Chancel with four good strap hinges counter sunk with Nuts & Skrews, the Whole Work painted a good Mahogena Colour, two Gothic Pannels terminating the Rails, & the height of the gothic Wainscot. A Window Board of whole red fir balk. The Stone work to be executed agreeable to the Plan given in by Mr Elgee.

The Vestry Consents to Captn Morton raising the back part of his seat so as to shelter his family from the Wind of the door, the said Captn engaging to the vestry to remove said addition in case of another seat being built in the rear of his.

This Vestry is adjourned until the twenty third day of May when the Proposals for executing the alterations of the Chancel according to the above Principles will be received & the Person to execute them named by the Vestry

James Montgomery Rector of Dundalk Peter Godbey Thos Malcolm Church Wardens Michl Clarke Chars: Elgee John Bolton John Reany

(6.6.1786)

At a Vestry held in the Parish Church of Dundalk on Whitsun-tuesday the Sixth day of June 1786 agreeable to adjournment & to Notice given the Sunday before; It was agreed and concluded upon, between the Minister, Church Wardens and Protestant Inhabitants then present; That the Examination of the different Estimates for the proposed Alterations of the Chancel be further adjourned ‘till Mr: Montgomery’s return from Roscommon. And as it appears to this Vestry that the late Church Wardens have not yet settled their Accounts they shall be allowed further time & that on Wednesday the twenty eight Instant, they shall clear of all accounts of the Cess for the Ensuing year.

Gers: Tinley Curate Thos. Malcolm Peter Godbey Church wardens Lauce. Tallan Michl Clarke John Bolton

(28.6.1786)

At a Vestry held in the Parish Church of Dundalk on Wednesday the twenty eight of June 1786 agreeable to adjournment & to Notice given the Sunday before; it appears that the late Church Wardens have not yet been able to make up their Accounts nor make out the applotment for the ensuing year, for which reason this Vestry ag[r]ee that they be allowed farther time. & that on Wednesday the nineteenth of July 1786 Six to which time this Vestry is adjourned they shall give in their accounts together with the applotment.

Gers Tinley Curate Thos Malcolm Church Warden Jas. Johnston Michl Clarke

(19.7.1786)

At a Vestry held in the Parish Church of Dundalk on Wednesday the nineteenth day of July 1786 agreeable to adjournment & to public Notice given the Sunday before for examining & ascertaining the Applotment of the Parish Cess for said year, it was then & there agreed by the Minister, Church Wardens, & Protestant Inhabitants then present that the Summ of Sixty three Pounds, eleven Shillings & five Pence, being the Cess for said year, has been justly applotted by Mr: James Johnston & John Bolton sworn Applotters of the same & we approve of their Applotment. And as they have now paid up their arrears & settled the Business of their office to the satisfaction of the present Vestry; they are hereby discharged. On Account of Mr: James Johnston’s having made Application for part of the great seat adjoining Mr: Tallon’s, this Vestry is adjourned to Wednesday the 30th: day of August to take the same into Consideration.

Gers: Tinley Curate Thos Malcolm Peter Godbey Church Wardens Jas. Johnston Lauce. Tallan Michl Clarke John Reany

(19.2.1787)

February 19 Notice being given on Sunday of a Vestry to be held in the Parish Church of Dundalk on Monday the Nineteenth, said Vestry adjourned to Tuesday the 20th at Eleven o’clock, the Church Wardens not attending

James Montgomery Patt Clarke Mt.Gomery Slater

(20.2.1787)

Tuesday Febry 20th 1787

The Vestry being held according to adjournment, it was agreed by the Protestant Inhabitants then present that the choice of Workmen to execute the Plan of the Alterations of the Chancel be referred to Mr Montgomery, & to make such attentions as he approves of;

James Montgomery Peter Godbey Thos Malcolm Church Wardens Stannus Gillmer Mt.Gomery Slater Patt Clarke

(29.3.1787)

Thursday March 29th 1787

At a Vestry held in the Parish Church of Dundalk on Thursday the 28th day of March 1787 for the Purpose of ascertaining the Cash in Hands towards repairing the Steeple of the Church, & for considering in whose hands said Summ shall be lodged in future it was resolved that by reason of the non attendance of Parishioners, that the sd Vestry be adjourned till Friday the 30th Inst: at 12 o clock & the present Church Wardens are hereby desired to call upon the Revd Mr Hawkey late Curate of this Parish, & desire him to give up the Rects: to them now in his hands for the Summs levied of said Parish for the above named Purpose. that they may be produced to the Vestry, & that Thomas Read Esqr may have notice of sd Vestry, & be requested to attend it with such of the Principal Parishioners as can attend.

James Montgomery Rector of Dundalk Gers. Tinley Peter Godbey Churchwarden Frans: Eastwood Stannus Gillmer Mt.Gomery Slater

(30.3.1787)

Friday March 30th 1787

The Vestry being held according to adjournment Mr Read appeared & acknowle[d]ged the Summ of thirty six pounds five Shillings to be lodged in his hands for the purpose of repairing the Church Steeple together with a Note for three pounds fifteen Shillings of Mr Charles Leister & Mr Samuel Page payable to him for the same Purpose, & in case the sd Repairs shd be resolved & commenced during his Absence, he has deputed Mr John Page Senr to answer the demands of the Vestry upon him, wch Mr Page has acknowle[d]ged himself ready. This carried forward March 30th 1787

James Montgomery Rector of Dundalk Peter Godbey Thos Malcolm Church Wardens Lauce. Tallan Richd. Anderson John Atkinson John Bolton John Ross Patt Clarke

(10.4.1787)

At a Vestry held in the Parish Church of Dundalk on Tuesday the tenth day of April 1787 being Easter Tuesday agreeable to public notice given the Sunday before, it was then & there agreed betwixt the Minister, Church Wardens, & Majority of the Protestant Inhabitants then present that Mr Richard Anderson & Mr Joseph Coulter be Church Wardens for the ensuing year, & that Mr George Atkinson, & Mr Thomas Montgomery be sidesmen & that the Sum of one pound Sixteen shillings be levied of the Parish for Elements together with the following summs for the following purposes viz Twenty pounds for the Clark’s salary, five pounds for the Sextons Salary, five & five pence for washing the Church Linnen, Ten pounds for the support of Orphans or Sending them to the Orphan house Dublin twenty pounds towds repairing the Steeple & Spire, To repairing the Church Yard Wall opposite Evan’s Tenement to be raised eight feet above the surface, four pounds, to making a new Pulpit & reading Desk seven pounds seven shillings & six pence, To Repairing the Ceiling & White washing the Church Seven pounds twelve Shillings making in all the Summ of Eighty pounds .The late Church Wardens are appointed Applotters of the above Summ & desired to have sd Applotment prepared agst the 10th day of May next to wch day this Vestry is adjourned. The Ground on wch the Present Desk & Pulpit stand is appropriated to John Eastwood Esqr for a Family Seat, & the Space beyond Mr Moltons Seat to Msrs Richard & James Gray, the Former Grantees not having fulfilled their condition, & Six feet of the Space beyond Mr Talons Seat to Messrs Peter Godbey & Richard Anderson for a Seat for their Joint Families [Carried over & signed Act of Vestry brought forwd to be signed]

Janes Montgomery Rector Gers: Tinley Curate Thos Malcolm Peter Godbey Church Wardens Jn Eastwood Lau. Tallan Michl Clarke Richd. Anderson Richard Greay

(10.5.1787)

May 10th 1787

The Vestry being assembled according to adjournment the accounts of the late Church Wardens were examined & settled to the Satisfaction of the Vestry & the Summ of Sixty three pounds eleven & five pence laid on at the Easter Vestry 1786 fully accounted for, and it appears to the Vestry that they have advanced for the use of the Church the Summ of two pounds six Shillings wch their successors are desired to repay to them; it appears to the Vestry that Mr Montgomery has accounted for twelve pounds Chancel Money including that due in the Year 86, but payable Easter 1787 having expended the same in improving the Chancel & purchasing Prayer Books, & new binding the Bible & Prayer Books, the Vestry grant to Zechariah Maxwell Esqr and his family all the ground lying betwixt Msrs Godbey & Anderson’s Seat & the West Door of the Church to build a Seat on for their family use. John Kelly & Patrick Clarke engage to this Vestry to finish a new West Door to the Church against Saturday the 19th Inst agreeable to the Plan & Estimate given in to the Vestry so as to be approved of by the Church Wardens for the Summ of seven pounds, for repairing the Defects in the Plaister, & new White Washing the Church the Sum of four pounds to be paid by the Church Wardens to Wm Hill & Richard Grey, who engages to finish each Ayle in one Week, leaving time in each week to the Sexton to clean after them all the Seats before Sunday. The same Summ to be allowed to the Sexton for cleaning the Church, as was paid by Mr Talon upon a similar occasion. Whereas the Spire of the church is in danger of falling upon the Body of the Church & damaging the same, it is the Business of this Vestry that a new Spire be erected as speedily as possible, & as it requires more mature consideration than the time of holding a Vestry will admit of it is therefore the Opinion of this Vestry that a Committee of ten Parishioners be appointed to consider of the means of erecting said Spire, & that sd committee shall consist of the Following Gentlemen viz The Revd James Montgomery Rectr & the two Church Wardens for the year, Mr Joseph Coulter Junr Mr Richard Anderson Robert Brown Esqr: John Page Esqr James Ford Esqr Zechariah Maxwell Esqr, Thomas Coleman Esqr Laurence Talon Esqr & James Johnston Esqr & that any five of sd Committee shall make a Quorum, That said Committee shall meet at the Lodgings of Mr Montgomery at twelve o clock on Friday the 10th Inst:

James Montgomery Rector Richd. Anderson Joseph Coulter Church Wardens Lauce. Tallan Thos Malcolm Peter Godbey Jas. Johnston Michl Clarke Patt Clarke John Reany

(12.6.1787)

At a Vestry held in the Parish Church of Dundalk on Tuesday the twelfth day of June 1787 agreeable to public Notice given the Sunday before for the purpose of examining the Applotment of the Parish Cess of the year 1787 Seven. It was then & there agreed by the Minister Church Wardens & Protestant Inhabitants present that the Cess of eighty pounds has been fairly & justly applotted by Messrs Godby & Malcolm late Church Wardens, & their Applotment for the same is hereby approved of & directed to be levied of the Inhabitants of said Parish according to sd Applotment by the present Church Wardens Mr Joseph Coulter & Mr Richard Anderson

James Montgomery Rector Richd. Anderson Joseph Coulter Junr. Church Wardens Jas Johnston Esqr Lauce. Tallan Thos Malcolm Peter Godbey John Reany Wm Hill

(11.7.1787)

At a Vestry held in the parish Church of Dundalk on Wednesday the eleventh of July 1787, agreeable to public Notice given the Sunday before. We, the Minister, Church wardens & protestant Inhabitants here present do hereby empower the two Church wardens Mr. Richd. Anderson & Mr. Joseph Coulter Junr. to receive from Thos. Reade Esqr. the sum of Forty pounds lodged in his hands by different Acts of Vestry for the purpose of repairing the Steeple and Spire of Dundalk Church, and request that the said Mr. Anderson & Mr. Coulter will wait upon Mr. Reade for that purpose and give him a Receipt for the said sum in full of all Demands.

Gers Tinley Curate Richd Anderson Joseph Coulter Junr. Church Wardens Peter Godbey James Martin John Reany

(25.4.1788)

At a Vestry held in the Parish Church of Dundalk on Tuesday the twenty fifth Day of April 1788 being Easter Tuesday, it was then & there agreed by the Minister Church Wardens, & Majority of the Protestant Inhabitants Present that Mr George Atkinson, & Mr Thomas Montgomery be Church Wardens for the Ensuing Year, & that Mr Thomas Wrightson, & Mr Robert Kelly be Sidesmen & that the following Summs be levied of sd Parish in the Ensuing Year.

For the Elements for the Sacraments one pound Sixteen Shillings

For the Parish Clerk – twenty pounds

[Crossed out: For the Sextons Salary – five pounds, wth five Shillings & six pence for washing the Church Linnen]

For a Salary for the Sexton washing the Linnen included eight pounds

For Sending Orphans [&] Foundlings to the Foundling house in Dublin – ten pounds

For necessary repairs of the Church – ten pounds

For keeping the Windows in repair to Hoey the Glazier – two pounds five Shillings & sixpence

To putting up the Clock twenty eight pounds eight Shillings & nine pence, setting it going with three Motions, one half of the above Summ to be paid as soon as the Clock is fairly set going the other half when approved by the Parish.

Towds: purchasing a Cushion for the Pulpit – seven pounds nine shillings & nine pence

The Church Wardens not having their Accounts ready this Vestry is adjourned to Tuesday the thirteenth of May.

The Above Summs amounting to ninety pounds are to be applotted ag[ain]st next Vestry & Mr Joseph Coulter & Mr Richard Anderson late Church Wardens are appointed Applotters of the Same.

James Montgomery Rector Gers Tinley Richd Anderson Joseph Coulter Church Wardens John Page Junr Lauce Tallan Robert Kelly Stannus Gillmer Mt.Gomery Slater Thos Murphy John Reany

(13.5.1788)

May the thirteenth 1788

The Vestry being Assembled according to adjournment, & to publick Notice given the Sunday before, The late Church Wardens Accounts Were approved of for the disbursement of eighty pounds laid upon the Parish at the Easter Vestry 1787.. it appears to this Vestry that the Revd Mr Montgomery has accounted for the four pounds chancel Money of the year to the Satisfaction of the Vestry… The Applotment of the Parish Cess of this year not being quite prepared this Vestry is farther adjourned till Wednesday the 21st of May It appearing to this vestry that Richard Grey has been at the whole expence of fitting up the Seat the ground of wch was granted to him & his Brother James by Act of Vestry on Easter Tuesday 1787 & that therefore he is to be considered as Sole proprietor of sd Seat

James Montgomery Rector Gers: Tinley Curate George Atkinson Thos Montgomery Church Wardens Richd. Anderson Joseph Coulter Junr Late Church Wardens Thos Malcolm Patt Clarke Richard Greay

(21.5.1788)

At a Vestry held in the Parish Church of Dundalk on Wednesday the twenty first day of May 1788 agreeable to adjournment & to public notice given the Sunday before, for examining & ascertaining the Applotment of the Parish Cess for said year, it was then & there agreed between the Minister, Church Wardens and Protestant Inhabitants present that the sum of ninety pounds, being the Cess for said year, has been justly applotted by Mr: Joseph Coulter & Mr: Richd. Anderson sworn appoltters of the same, & we approve of this applotment. And as the said Mr: Coulter & Mr: Anderson have settled all the Business of this office as Church Wardens for the year 1787 to the entire satisfaction of the present Vestry, they are hereby discharged.

Gers: Tinley Curate George Atkinson Thos Montgomery Church Wardens Richd. Anderson Joseph Coulter Junr. Stannus Gillmer Arthur Mc Clean Thos Malcolm John Reany

(13.8.1788)

At a vestry held in the Parish Church of Dundalk on Wednesday the thirteenth day of Augst. 1788 agreeable to public notice given the Sunday before for enabling the Church Wardens to provide the Church with two new surplices in place of the two which were stolen out of this Church either on Tuesday night the twenty second or on Wednesday morning the twenty third of last July, it was then & there agreed between the Minister, Church Wardens and Protestant Inhabitants present – that Mr. George Atkinson and Mr. Thomas Montgomery the present Church wardens be enabled & are hereby requested to provide the two surplices required out of the twelve pounds presented at the last Easter Vestry for sending up Orphans & Foundlings to the Foundlings house in Dublin, if the said sum of twelve pounds is found sufficient for both purposes, if it is not, that the deficiency be cessed off the Parish at the next Easter Vestry.

And this present Vestry in utter detestation of such atrocious crimes offer a Reward of ten Guineas to any Person or Persons who within six months from the date hereof shall discover & prosecute to Conviction the Person or Person[s] who committed said Robery This Vestry also requests the Church Wardens will as speedily as possible deposit the two Ladders belonging to the Church, in the large Aysle of said Church, and for the future never permit them to be taken out of the Church, except for the Church Business or any accident of Fire etc

Gers: Tinley Curate George Atkinson Thos Montgomery Church Wardens Chars Lester Richd. Anderson Arthur McClean Stannus Gillmer Thos Malcolm John Reany

(14.4.1789)

At a Vestry held in the Parish Church of Dundalk on Tuesday the fourteenth day of April 1789 pursuant to public Notice given the Sunday before, it was then & there agreed by the Minister Church Wardens, & Majority of the Protestant Inhabits: then present, that Richard Gray & Patrick Clarke Shall be Church Wardens for the ensuing year, & that Mr Samuel Coulter & Squire Monypenny be Sidesmen & that the following Summs be levied of sd: Parish in the Ensuing year, Viz..

One pound Sixteen Shillings for Elements for the Sacrament

Twenty pounds for the Clarkes Salary, Eight pounds for the Sexton, ten pounds For the Support of Orphans exposed in sd Parish & for paying the expence of sending them to the Dublin Foundling Hospital, For the necessary repairs of the Parish Church ten pounds Four pounds for replacing the Surplices Stolen out of sd Church last year.

Twenty pounds for repairing the Walls of the Church Yard & an Estimate of said repairs to be laid before the next Vestry to be held on Wednesday the twenty second, to wch day this Vestry is adjourned. Six pounds four shillings towards covering the Chancel table with a proper Covering The late Church Wardens are allowed till the first Wednesday in July to settle their accounts at wch time they promise to settle them

James Montgomery Rector of Dundalk Gers: Tinley Curate George Atkinson Richard greay Wm: Pitman John Page Chars Lester Joseph Shekleton Michl Clarke Montgomery Slater

(22.4.1789)

April 22nd 1789 The Vestry being assembled according to Adjournment, the Estimate for repairing the Church Wall in part was examined & approved of, of wch the following is a Copy

To raising two flank Walls at the turn style on the west side two feet four inches higher than they now are with stone & lime 2-0-0

To Do. & Do. at the turnstile to the East side of Do. To be raised as high as the Piers, being 54 feet in length to the first tree on each side of the turnstile 1-10-0

To 320 feet of Hewn stone Coping on sd Walls, Workmanship, setting, & Carriage Included. to be finished in a sufficient & Workman like man. twelve pence a foot 16-0-0 [total] 19-10-0

Richard Gray engages to finish the remainder of sd Walls to the same height & coap them wth Plaister at five shillings a perch - & consents to lie out of the money till laid on at next Easter Vestry, as levied by the ensuing Church Wardens, wch this Vestry promises to Consent to have done.

The Ground on the opposite side of the West Door to Mr R. Gray’s Seat is granted to Joseph Barton Esqr who engages to build a seat on sd ground of the same dimension with that of Mr Grays, & finish it exactly in the same Manner in all respects

Thomas Surman is appointed Glazier of Dundalk Church Windows, & engages to repair every accidental breach in the same till Easter next for the Summ of two pds, five, & Sixpence.

James Montgomery Rector of Dundalk Patt Clarke Richard Greay Church Wn Lauce. Tallan Michl Clarke Montgomery Slater John Gargan Thos Surman John Reany Stannus Gillmer Jo Dennis

(6.5.1789)

At a Vestry held in the Parish Church of Dundalk on Wednesday the Sixth of May agreeable to public Notice given the Sunday before it was then & there agreed by the Minister Church Wardens & Protestant Inhabitants present that the great Aile of sd Church be immediately painted, & that Mr Marsh the Painter be employed to paint the same, in the same Colours & stile in wch he has formerly painted the Chancel, & shd any proprietor of a Seat refuse to pay for their own seat that the vestry will be answerable to the Painter for the same.

James Montgomery Rectr Chars Lester Richard Greay CW Michl Clarke Arthur McClean Lauce. Tallan Jas Dennis Stannus Gillmer Thom Mouritz Natt Guitton

(2.6.1789)

At a Vestry held in the Parish Church of Dundalk on Tuesday the second day of June being Whitsun Tuesday agreeable to public notice given the Sunday before, One copy of the Applotment being produced & some objections being made to some Articles, this Vestry is adjourned till Wednesday the tenth of June Inst. when two Copies properly attested are to be produced for the Approbation of the Vestry, one to be lodged with the Clergyman of the Parish, according to the Act in that case provided

James Montgomery Rector Patt Clarke Richard Greay Church Wardens Lauce. Tallan George Atkinson Michl Clarke Wm. Williamson Arthur McClean Thos Balmer

(10.6.1789)

Wednesday June 10th 1789

Vestry met according to adjournmt, & adjourned farther till Tuesday the sixteenth of June Inst

James Montgomery Patt Clarke Lauce Tallan George Atkinson John Reany

(16.6.1789)

Tuesday 16th June 1789

The Vestry Assembled according to Adjournmt: The Applotment of eighty Pounds laid on at the Easter Vestry was approved of by the Minister Church Wardens, & Protestant Inhabitants present, & the Church Wardens are directed to proceed to levy the same for the purposes specified in said Act of Vestry of Easter Tuesday last as soon as the Applotters give the Applotment up to them sworn to regularly before a Magistrate, & a Copy of the same given into the Resident Clergyman

James Montgomery Rector Patt Clarke Richd. Gray Church Wardens Chars Lester George Atkinson Squire Monypenny Arthur McClean

(1.7.1789)

Wednesday July 1st 1789

The Vestry being Assembled according to the Resolution of the fourteenth of April last & to Notice given the Sunday before for the late ChurchWardens settling their Accounts, & said Church Wardens not appearing at sd Vestry, it appears to the Minister Church Wardens, & Protestant Inhabts. Present, that the late Church Wardens, Mr George Atkinson, & Mr Thomas Montgomery are indebted to this Parish the Summ of ninety pounds, being the Cess laid on by Act of Vestry on the twenty fourth day of April 1788 being Easter Tuesday & afterwards regularly applotted, & said Appoltment delivered to one of sd Church Wardens with directions to proceed to collect the same in the customary Manner

James Montgomery Rector Richard Greay Church Warden Jas Dennis Stannus Gillmer George Read Thos Surman John Reany

(6.4.1790)

At a Vestry held in the Church of St. Nicholas for the Parish of Dundalk the 6th day of April 1790 being Easter Tuesday pursuant to public Notice given the Sunday before; It was then and there agreed between the Minister, Church Wardens & majority of the protestant Inhabitants then present that Mr: Robert Kelley and Mr: Samuel Coulter shall be Church Wardens for the ensuing year & that Mr: Joseph Barton & Squire Money:penny be sidesmen, & that the following sums be levied off the said Parish for the ensuing year viz- one pound, sixteen shillings for Elements for the Sacrament. Twenty pounds for the Clark’s Salary, eight pounds for the Sexton, eight Pounds for the support of orphans exposed in sd Parish, and for Paying the Expences of sending them to the Dublin Foundling Hospital, Ten pounds for repairing the Church & glazing the Windows thereof five pounds. Thirteen Shillings and 5d to be applied in addition to the eight pounds Chancel Money in the Revd. Mr. Montgomery’s hands, to ornamenting the Pulpit & Reading Desk with Velvet & Fringe etc. Two pounds five Shillings and 6d for making and painting a new South door to be approved of by the Vestry. Five pounds, thirteen Shillings and 9d to build a proper place to keep the Engine in on the Plan approved by the Vestry. This Vestry request that Michael Clarke he will undertake to play the engine once in every month, & that the sd Vestry engage to give him two Pounds five Shillings and 6d or such smaller Sum as he shall be satisfied with, for so doing and Seven Pounds, two Shillings & six pence for extra Repairs of the Church Walls, as agreed on at the Vestry held on the 22nd April 1785. Thos. Johnston Gent having purchased from John Hill Sawyer a Seat in the Western Ayle situate between Mr John Murphy’s & Thos. Mc Collom’s Seats for the Sum of ten Guineas & now paid said Sum to sd. Hill for same Said sale is hereby confirmed to sd. Thomas Johnston and sd. Seat declared to be his property, & Saml. Hill & John Hill Sleaters Sons of Wm. Hill, Sleater appearing to be proprietors of the Seat next to the South door on the right Hand in right sd. Wm. who now relinquishes his right thereto in favour of his sd. Sons sd. Seat is hereby confirmed to sd. Samuel & John Hill, Sleaters, George Atkinson & Thos. Montgomery Church Wardens for the year 1788 not having yet accounted for the Ballance of the Church Cess remaining in their Hands, It is hereby ordered that if they do not pay over such Ballance to the present ChurchWardens on or before Tuesday the twentieth inst. being the day to which this Vestry is now adjourned the said George Atkinson & Thos. Montgomery be forthwith sued by the present Church Wardens for the same sd. Geo Atkinson & Thos. Montgomery being served with this order tomorrow and the Present Church Wardens are allowed to the twentieth instant to settle their Accts.

Gers: Tinley Curate Richard Greay Church Warden Chars Lester John Page Junr Thos Johnston Cs Laseile?} Lawyer Michl Clarke Robt Kelly Jas. Johnston Lauce. Tallan Thos. Slevin John Barret John Hill Peter Crilly Joseph Norris Thos: Surman

(20.4.1790)

April the twentieth 1790 ninety

The Vestry being assembled according to adjournment to public notice given the Sunday before, it appears to this Vestry that Mr. Richd. Gray and Mr. Patrick Clarke late Church Wardens have settled their accounts to the Satisfaction of the present Vestry and they are hereby discharged and acquitted of their office of Church Wardens and it appears that on settling their accounts there is a Balance of one Pound, fourteen Shillings and 6d due to Mr. Gray late Church Warden – which sum of £1.1s.6d Mr. Robt. Kelly present Church Warden is desired to pay him out of the present Cess.

This Vestry also appoint, Mr: Lauce. Tallan, Mr. Daniel Devit Mr. Robt. Kelly, Mr. Saml. Coulter, Mr. Thos. Macan and Mr. Richd. Gray joint applotters of the Sum of Seventy pounds, seven Shillings Cess off the Parish of Dundalk & Castletown for the present year 1790. This Vestry is adjourned to Tuesday the 25th day of May being Whitsun Tuesday till which time we allow the applotters to make out and produce to the Vestry this applotment properly attested.

Gers: Tinley Curate Robert Kelly Thos Coulter Church Wardens Patt Clarke Richard Greay Michl Clarke John Reany

(25.5.1790)

May the 25th 1790 The Vestry being assembled according to adjournmt, & to public Notice the Sunday before, & the Applotment not being finally adjusted, is farther adjourned to Thursday the third day of June next.

James Montgomery Rector Robert Kelly Sam Coulter Church Wardens Joseph Coulter John Reany

(3.6.1790)

The Vestry assembled according to adjournmt. & the Applotment was approved of & the Church Wardens directed to levy the Summ assessed according to sd Applotment June 3rd 1790

James Montgomery Rector John Page John Page Junr John Richardson Lauce. Tallan

(26.4.1791)

At a Vestry held in the Church of Saint Nicholas for the Parish of Dundalk the 26th of April 1791 one being Easter Tuesday pursuant to public Notice given the Sunday before: It was then and there agreed by and between the Minister, Church Wardens, and Majority of the Protestant Inhabitants then present that Mr. Robt. Kelly and Mr. Saml Coulter present wardens have settled their Accounts to the full Satisfaction of this Vestry, and are Hereby Honourably acquitted and discharged from their office, and there appears to be in their Hands a Balance of four Pounds four Shillings &11d arising from the sum of Five Guineas presented the last Easter Vestry for building a House for the Engine, which Sum of £4.4s.11d they are requested to pay into the Hands of the Revd James Montgomery towds. ornamenting the Pulpit. And that Mr. Joseph Barton and Squire Monypenney are appointed Church wardens for the Present year. And Mr. John Barrett of the Red Cow and Mr. Thomas Smoke are appointed Sides men for the present year. And that the following Sums be levyed off the said Parish. Viz one Pound Sixteen Shillings for elements. Twenty pounds for the Clerk’s Salary Eight Pounds - Sexton’s Salary – Orphans eight Pounds – Contingencies for the Repairing & Glazing the church Ten Pounds –Ten Guineas to compleat the Ornamenting of the Pulpit and chancel.

It is the opinion of this Vestry that the Cause ways on each side of the Street in Dundalk should be new paved and Cribbed from the New Market House at the North End of the Town to the Post office at the South end, Agreeable to the Act of Parliament of the third & fourth of his present Majesty George the third Sec – 12th. And that a Sum of Money for that purpose not exceeding One hundred and fifty pounds be levied of the Inhabitants residing within that space. And that the overseers and directors of this Work, hereafter named be and are hereby Impowered to remove all neusanc[e]s within that space. And it is the unanimous opinion of the Vestry that the Honble. John Jocelyn Robt. Browne Esqr. Zachh. Maxwell Esqr, Reverend Ger Tinley Laurence Tallan Neal Coleman Charles Lester Robt. Kelly and Daniel Davitt be and are hereby appointed Joint Directors & applotters of the said Work. And this Vestry is adjourned to the 14th June for the late Church Wardens Mr. Kelly & Saml. Coulter to furnish in an applotment of the Cess levied off the Parish for the present year.

Gers. Tinley Curate Robt. Kelly Saml. Coulter Church Wardens Michl Clarke Chars Lester Th: Browne Lauce. Tallan Zach: Maxwell John Hinds Joseph Coulter Junr. Squire Monypeny

(14.6.1791)

At a Vestry held in the Parish Church of Dundalk on Whitsun Tuesday the fourteenth day of June 1791 pursuant to public notice given the Sunday before, it was then and there agreed by the Minister, Church Wardens, and Majority of the Protestant Parishioners then present that as Mr. Robt. Kelley and Mr. Saml. Coulter have not produced an applotment of the Parish Cess, they are allowed ‘till Tuesday the 5th of July to produce a proper applotment hereof for the approbation of the Vestry.

Gers: Tinley Curate Squire Monypeny Church Warden Lauce. Tallan Tho Smoke Robt. Kelly Saml. Coulter

(5.7.1791)

July 5th 1791. The Vestry being assembled according to adjournment, and to publick Notice given the Sunday before, and the applotment not being adjusted, is further adjourned to Tuesday the Twenty Third of Augst.next

Robt. Browne Esqr. Agent to the Earl of Clanbrassill having purchased from Mrs. Margaret Benson a Seat in the Western Ayle situate between Mr. Lauce. Tallan’s and Mr. Charles Lester’s for the Sum of Ten pounds Sterling and having paid the Sum of Ten Pounds to said Margaret Benson as appears by her Recpt. for the same, is hereby confirmed to said Robt. Browne Esqr., and said Seat is declared to be his Property.

Gers. Tinley Curate Squire Monypeny Church Warden Robt. Kelly Lauce. Tallan Saml. Coulter Tho Smoke

(23.8.1791)

Augst. 23rd. 1791. The Vestry being assembled according to adjournment and to public Notice given the Sunday before, the Applotment was approved of, and the Church Wardens directed to levy the Summ assessed according to the Applotment

Gers. Tinley Curate Lauce. Tallan Robt. Kelly Saml. Coulter

(14.11.1791)

At a Vestry held in the Parish Church of Dundalk on Monday the fourteenth day of November 1791 one according to public Notice given the Sunday before, it was resolved by the Rector & Majority of the Protestant Inhabitants then present that, as Mr Barton one of the Church Wardens appointed at the Easter Vestry has left the Kingdom, & Squire Monypenny the other Warden desires to decline acting for this Year, therefore Mr. Robt. Kelly & Mr Samuel Coulter the former Church Wardens shall act as such for this year also, & they are hereby chosen, & authorized to act accordingly & to levy the Cess agreeable to their Applotment.

James Montgomery Rector of Dundalk Robt. Kelly Saml. Coulter Squire Monypeny

(10.4.1792)

At a Vestry held in the Parish Church of Dundalk on Tuesday the Tenth day of April 1792 two being Easter Tuesday; It was then and there agreed by the Minister, Church Wardens, & Majority of the Protestant Inhabitants present that Mr. John Atkinson and Mr. John Barrett be Church Wardens for the ensuing year, and Mr. Simon Bailey and Mr. Daniel Magurty be sidesmen for the ensuing year. And that the following Sums be levied off the Parish in the coming year.

For Elements for the Sacraments one Pound Sixteen Shillings.

For the Clerk’s Salary Twenty Pounds

For a Salary for the Sexton, eight Shillings [for] washing the Church Linen included, Eight Pounds.

For sending orphans, Foundlings, to the Foundling House in Dublin five Pounds.

For necessary Repairs of the Church for Slating and Glazing etc two Pounds, five Shillings and 6d allowed for the Glazing, Ten Pounds.

The present Church Wardens Mr. Robt Kelley, and Mr. Saml. Coulter having finally settled their Accounts to the Satisfaction of this Vestry are hereby honourably acquitted and discharged from said office.

It appears that a new Case is required for to keep the Church Clock clean etc, this Vestry presents the Sum of two Pounds five Shgs. and 6d for making and fitting up the same to be in…ed for on oath.

Two Pounds Six Shillings and 6d for two new Ladders.

The Present Church Wardens Mr. John Atkins. & Mr. Barrett are desired to repair the Walk in the Church Yard leading from one Turn Style to the other.

And Mr. Kelley & Mr. Saml. Coulter late Church Wardens, are appointed applotters of the above Cess.

It is the opinion of this Vestry that the causeways & foot Paths on each side of the Street in Dundalk shall be new Paved and cribbed from the new Market house at the north end of the Town to the Post office on the south End; agreeable to the Act of Parliament of the Third and Fourth of his present Majesty George the Third Sec: 12th. and that a Loan of one hundred Guineas be levied off the Inhabitants living within the Bounds of the Town for that Purpose, Provided one hundred Guineas more be raised by Subscription in order to complete the Work. And that the undernamed Gentlemen be and hereby are appointed overseers, and Directed both to raise the money and see it properly executed. Robt Browne Esqr., Lauce. Tallan Esqr. Robt. Kelley, Neal Colman and Daniel Devit, with a Power to remove all neusances, on either side of the Street within the above Bounds. And the above named Gentlemen, Mr. Browne Mr. Tallan, Mr. Kelley, Mr. Coleman, and Mr. Devit be & hereby are appointed applotters of the above Sum of one Hundred Guineas: & the Present Church Wardens do acknowledge to have recd from the revd. James MtGomery by hand of Lauce. Tallan the Sum of the Sum of Sixteen pounds being in full for four years Chancel money due this Easter which Sum has been this day Accounted for by them. This Vestry is adjourned to Tuesday the 29th. of May next to receive & confirm the Applotments

Gers: Tinley Curate Saml. Coulter Robt. Kelly Church Wardens Chars Lester Lauce. Tallan Michl Clarke John Barret

(29.5.1792)

At a Vestry held in the Parish Church of Dundalk on Tuesday the 29th day of May 1792 two agreeable to adjournment, and to public Notice the Sunday before; We the Present Vestry approve & confirm every thing done at the last Easter Vestry except that Mr. Simon Bailey is appointed Church Warden for the present year in the place of Mr. John Atkinson who declines acting in that Capacity, having lately been churchwarden – Mr. Saml. Coulter, Mr. James Gilligan and Mr. Robt. Kelly are hereby appointed Joint applotters of the County Cess – Mr. Saml. Coulter and Mr. Robt. Kelly late Church Wardens not having produced to this Vestry an applotment of the Parish Cess for the present year, this Vestry is adjourned to the 26 of June for them to furnish the Vestry with an approved applotment.

This Vestry confirm the half of Mr. Godbey’s Seat in the Western Ayle of the Church – that was originally the property of Mr. Anderson, to Mr. Edward Townly who produced to this Vestry Mr. Anderson’s Receipt for this Right and Title to the Seat –

Thos. Balmer is appointed sidesman along with Mr. Magurty in the Room of Mr. Bayly who is made Church Warden.

Gers. Tinley Minister John Barret Simon Bailey Church Wardens Saml.Coulter Jas Gillichan

(26.6.1792)

At a Vestry held in the Parish Church of Dundalk on Tuesday the 26 day of June 1792, agreeable to adjournment and to public notice given the Sunday before; the Applotment of forty seven Pounds one Shilling and 6d laid on at the last Easter Vestry was approved of by the Minister Church Wardens, and Protestant Inhabitants present; and the Church Wardens are directed to proceed to levy the Same for the Purposes specified in said act of Vestry of Easter Tuesday last, as soon as the Applotters give the Applotment up to them sworn to regularly before a Magistrate, and a Copy of the same given in to the Resident Clergyman.

Gers. Tinley Curate John Barret Church Warden Saml. Coulter Robt. Kelly Thos Malcolm John Reany

(14.11.1792)

At a Vestry held in the Parish Church of Dundalk on Tuesday the fourteenth day of November 1792 according to public Notice given the Sunday before, the Minister Church Wardens, & Majority of the Protestant Inhabitants present having examined the Applotment produced by Mr Robt Kelly, & Mr Samuel Coulter appointed Applotters of the Cess for the present year approve of the same, & direct Mr Simon Bayly & Mr John Barret the present Church Wardens to levy the same, The Church Wardens are Empowered to expend such Summ as appears necessary in repairing the Loft Of the Steeple wch now appears to be in a very dangerous state & the Vestry hereby engage themselves to repay them such Summs as they shall expend, by Cess at the next Easter Vestry, they are also requested to have a Case made for the clock, & two Ladders for the use of the Church, for wch two articles the Summ of four guineas was laid on the Parish, & if sd Summs do not answer the necessary expence for finishing the Works Completely, the Vestry also engage themselves to indemnify them for all such extra expence

James Montgomery Rector Simon Bailey John Barret Church Wardens Jas. Gillichan Robt. Kelly Lau. Tallan Michl Clarke Saml. Coulter Pattk. McKenna

(2.4.1793)

At a Vestry held in the Parish Church of Dundalk on Tuesday the second day of April 1793 Three being Easter Tuesday: It was then & there agreed by the Minister, Church Wardens and Majority of the Protestant Inhabitants present that Mr. Daniel Magurty and Mr. Thos. Balmer Late Sidesmen are now appointed Church Wardens, and that Mr. Isaac Barton and Mr. John Hinds are appointed Sidesmen for the ensuing year.

And the following sums be levied off the Parish

For elements for the Sacrament one Pound eighteen Shillings

For the Clerk’s Salary Twenty pounds

For the Sexton’s Salary Eight pounds

For Sending foundlings to Dublin five pounds

For Repairing and Slating the Church Ten pounds

For Glazing the Windows and keeping them in perfect Repairs to Mr. Mc.Keown two pounds five Shillings and six pence.

For Hooks, Chains and Locks to secure the Church Ladders one pound two Shillings and 6d.

This Vestry represent as a Neuisance that Part of the Church-yard wall adjoining Mr. John Atkinsons Houses, and they desire him to Rebuild it, by Tuesday the 21 of January next and if it is not then repaired the Vestry will adopt such means as the Vestry are authorized to pursue.

And as the present Church Wardens have not settled their Accts. this Vestry is adjourned to the 21 of May next –

Gers. Tinley Curate. John Barret Simon Bailey Church Wardens Lauce Tallan Chars Lester Robt Kelly Michl Clarke Jas. Gillichan Joseph Coulter Junr.

(21.5.1793)

At a Vestry held in the Parish Church of Dundalk on Tuesday the 21 of May 1793 being Whitsunday according to adjournment, and to public Notice given the Sunday before It appears to this Vestry that the Church Wardens have not yet completed their applotment & this Vestry is further adjourned to Wednesday the 5th of June ensuing.

Gers. Tinley Curate Simon Bailey John Barret Church Wardens Lau. Tallan

(5.6.1793)

At a Vestry held in the Parish Church of Dundalk on Wednesday the 5th of June 1793 according to adjournment and to public Notice given the Sunday before – It appears to this Vestry that the late Church Wardens have completed the applotment of the Cess for the present year, which is approved of by the Vestry. But the Church Wardens not having settled their accts this Vestry is adjourned to Wednesday the 19th June Inst.

Gers. Tinley Curate Thos Balmer Church Warden Michl Clarke John Barret

(19.6.1793)

At a Vestry duly called and held according to adjournment in the Parish Church of Dundalk on Wednesday the nineteenth day of June 1793: It was agreed by & between the Minister Church Wardens, and other Parishioners then present that the late Church Wardens, Mr Simon Baily and Mr. John Barrett have now settled their accounts, and are discharged.

Gers. Tinley Curate Thos. Balmer Church Warden Lauce. Tallan Jas. Gillichan Saml. Coulter Michl Clarke

(25.9.1793)

At a Vestry held in the Parish Church of Dundalk on Wednesday the 25 of Sept. 1793, agreeable to public notice given the Sunday before it was then agreed by the Minister, Church Wardens, & Protestants then Present that half the Roof of South side of the Church be new Slated two nails to each Slate, & two courses of the Eve be finished with tun Slates, & sd Courses carried along the Whole of the eve of the Southside, & that the whole of the North side of the Roof be new pointed, & that one pound twelve Shillings be allowed per Square to William Hill & Son for said Slating, & three Shillings & three pence per Square for pointing the North side.

This Vestry is adjourned to Monday 30th Inst. to Settle Mr Atchesons Account, & receive the Church Wardens Security

James Montgomery Rector Danl. Mc.Gurty Thos. Balmer Church Wardens John Atkinson Lauce. Tallan Squire Monypeny

(30.9.1793)

Septr 30th 1793

The Vestry being assembled according to adjournment Mr John Atkinson became Security to the Vestry for Mr McGurty the Church Wardens paying the Cess of the Year amounting to forty eight pounds Six Shillings at or before next Easter Vestry. It appears to this Vestry that Mr George Atkinson has paid all demands agst him as Church Warden for the year 1789 – amounting to nine pounds two Shillings to Mr Magurty present Church Warden – that Mr Montgomery has paid four pounds Chancel Money for the year 1793 to Mr Magurty also

James Montgomery Danl. Mc Gurty Thos. Balmer Church Wardens Lauce. Tallan

(8.10.1793)

October 8th 1793

A Vestry being appointed by public Notice given on Sunday last to assemble on this day in the Church of Dundalk for the purpose of providing for the Wives & Children of Militia Men by Balot engaged in the Service, & no Church Warden attending, the Vestry is adjourned till to morrow Wednesday the ninth Inst at twelve o clock – James Montgomery.

(9.10.1793)

Wednesday October 9th

The Vestry being Assembled according to Adjournment, & the Question being proposed whether a Cess shd. be laid on the Parish for the Support of the Wives & Children of the Men elected into the Militia by Ballot & now Serving in their Corps, the same was rejected by all present except one Voice Resolved that no Cess shall be laid on the Parish at present for the Wives & Children of the Militia.

James Montgomery Rector Danl. McGurty Thos. Balmer Church Wardens John Barrett Thos. Lester Saml. Coulter Simon Bailey Joseph Coulter Junr.

(22.4.1794)

At a Vestry held in the Parish Church of Dundalk on the 22nd Day of April 1794 being Easter Tuesday pursuant to public Notice given the Sunday before, It was then & there agreed by and between the Minister, Church Wardens and Majority of the Protestant Parishioners then present, that Mr. John Hinds, & Mr. Richd. Balmer be & hereby are appointed Church Wardens for the present year: and that Mr. Townly and Mr. Saml. Hill be Sidesmen for the ensuing year.

And that the following Sums be levied off the Parish for the ensuing year:

To Mr. John Hill for Balance due to him for Slating the Church fourteen Pounds eighteen Shillings and two Pence

For Elements for the Sacrament two Pounds ten Shillings

The Clerk’s Salary Twenty Pounds

The Sexton’s salary Eight pounds

Foundlings – Eight Pounds

For glazing the Windows two Pounds four Shillings & 6d

For Mr. Magurty balance due him of his last years acct Ten Pounds eighteen Shillings

For Erecting an Arch over the la[r]ge? West Gate of the Church Yard – four Pound seven Shillings

For Repairing the Church Yard Wall Eleven Pounds seven Shillings & 6d

Contingencies for Repairs etc Ten Pounds

The Vestry empower the Revd. Mr. Tinley to remove the Pulpit & Retain the Reading Desk, & they engage to defray the Expence on Mr. Clarke’s producing the Expence on affidavit - suppose it four Pound.

It appears to this Vestry that the Church Wardens have settled their Accts. to the Satisfaction of this Vestry. This Vestry is adjourned to Whitsun Tuesday.

Gers. Tinley Curate Thos. Balmer Danl. McGurty Church Wardens J. Hinds Thos Lester Saml. Coulter Lauce Tallan Michl Clarke

(10.6.1794)

June 10. 1794

This Vestry having assembled agreeable to adjournment and to public Notice given the Sunday before and the Church Wardens not having the applotment of the Cess ready; this Vestry is also further adjourned to the 14 of June Inst.

Gers. Tinley Curate Danl. McGurty Thos. Balmer Church Wardens Saml. Coulter

(24.6.1794)

At a Vestry held in the Parish Church of Dundalk on Tuesday the 24th Day of June 1794 agreeable to public Notice given the Sunday before for the Purpose of examining the Applotment of the Parish Cess for the year 1794 four; it was then & there agreed by the Minister, Church Wardens and Protestant Inhabitants present that the Cess of ninety two Pounds, ten shillings and 2d has been fairly and justly applotted by Messrs. W. Magurty and Thos Balmer late Church Wardens, and their applotment for the Same is hereby approved of and directed to be levied off the Inhabitants of said Parish by the present Church Wardens Mr. John Hinds and Mr. Richd Balmer

Mrs. Mary Macolm, Widow of the late Thos Macolm - purchased from Mrs. Catherine Gunnell half the Seat which was the divided Property between the Gunnell Family and the Stensons – for the Sum of Five Pounds, thirteen Shillings and nine Pence Sterling – which is hereby acknowledged.

It appears to this Vestry that there is a joint Property in the large Seat in the South Ayle between Mr. John Skelton & Mr. Jasper Moore in Right of his Wife Mary McKeown and this Vestry empower Mr. Skelton to have the Seat divided and the half nearest the Pulpit is the Property of Mr. John Skelton & the half nearest the South Door is the Property of Mr Jasper Moore - and that each Party are hereby empowered to sell or dispose of their half whenever they please

Gers. Tinley Curate J Hinds Richd. Balmer Church Wardens Lauce Tallan Thos. Balmer Danl. McGurty

(7.4.1795)

At a Vestry held in the Parish Church of Dundalk on Tuesday the Seventh of April 1795, agreeable to public notice given the Sunday before for the purpose of choosing Church Wardens & other Parish Business, it was then & there agreed by the Minister, Church Warden, & Majority of Protestant Inhabitants then present that Mr Edward Townley, & Mr John Hill be Church Wardens for the ensuing year, & that Mr William Forster, & Mr Joseph Parks be Sides Men,

That the Following Sums be levied of the Parish by the Church Wardens of the Year Viz

For Elements the Sum of 2.10.0

For Clerk’s Salary 20.0.0

For the Sexton’s do. 8.0.0

For Sending Foundlings to Dublin 4.0.0

For repairing the West Wall wth. The Trees granted by Mr Montgomery 6.0.0

For keeping the Windows in Repair to Mr Clark by agreement 2.5.6

For Bounty to Ten Militia Men to be raised of sd. Parish by Act of Parliamt 60.0.0

For Contingent Repairs of the Church 10.0.0

Resolved that shd the above Sixty pounds laid on for the Militia Bounty be raised by Subscription, then the sd. Summ shall not be applotted or levied by the Church Wardens, but shd Subscriptions fall Short of sd. Sum in that Case the Subscriptions shall be returned & the whole Sixty applotted

For finishing the West Gate of the Church Yard 8.13.3

Sum Total of Cess to be levied of this Parish this Year 113.8.9

Resolved that Mr Jeremiah Vicars, & Mr Samuel Coulter Applot the above Cess.

The Church Wardens are directed to have the Doors on the West side of the Church Yard built up

This Vestry is adjourned to the twenty eighth Inst; when the Church Wardens engage to settle their accounts

James Montgomery Rector Gers. Tinley Curate J Hinds R Balmer Church Wardens Lauce Tallan

(28.4.1795)

At a Vestry held in the Church of Dundalk on Tuesday the 28th: of April 1795 agreeable to adjournment & to public Notice given the Sunday before it was agreed that as the Church Warden’s accts. were not settled to the Satisfaction of the Vestry this Vestry is further adjourned to the 5th of May next

Gers. Tinley Curate Edwd. Townly Church Warden J. Hinds Saml. Coulter

(5.5.1795)

May the fifth 1795

The Vestry assembled according to adjournmt & the Church Wardens accounts being settled & produced to the Vestry the said Accounts are approved of by the Vestry, & the late Church Wardens released from future Demands. The Applotment not being ready prepared Mr Robert Kelly Mr Samuel Coulter and Mr Hinds are desired to produce a regular applotment on Friday next the eighth Inst: to wch day this Vestry is adjourned. It appears to the Vestry that Mr Hinds late Church Warden has four pounds in his hands of the Cess wch he is directed to pay to the Clark on acct of ten pounds arrears due to him

James Montgomery Rector Edwd. Townley Church Warden Michl Clarke Lau Tallan Thos Lester Jn. Hinds Thos. Kelly

(8.5.1795)

May the 8th - 1795

The Vestry being assembled according to adjournment and The Applotment being Made & laid before the Vestry has been examined & approved of by the Clergyman Church Wardens & Majority of Inhabitants present & the Church Wardens are directed to levy the Cess according to sd Applotment

James Montgomery Rector Edwd. Townley Church Warden Thos Lester Simon Bailey Saml. Coulter Robt Kelly J Hinds John Barrett Jo: Coulter Junr.

(29.3.1796)

At a Vestry held in the Parish Church of Dundalk on Tuesday the Twenty Ninth Day of March 1796 agreeable to public notice given the Sunday before, for the Purpose of choosing Church Wardens & settling other Church Business It was then & there agreed by the Minister & the Majority of the Protestant Inhabitants then present that Mr Joseph Parks & Mr William Pepper be Church Wardens & Thos Galaher Esqr. & Lenox Bigger Esqr. be Sidesmen.

That the following Sums be levied off the Parish by the Church Wardens of the year.

Viz For Elements for the Sacrament monthly the Sum 6.16.6

For the Clerk’s Salary 20.0.0

For the Sexton’s Do. and Assistant 10.0.0

For Sending Foundlings to Dublin 4.0.0

For Repairing the West Wall with the Trees allowd by Mr Montgomery: not otherwise 6.0.0

Mr. John Hoey has agreed with the Vestry to put new Windows throughout the whole Church with good heavy Church Lead & cemented according to a proposed Plan – for the Sum of Thirty Pound on condition of his having the old materials. He is to have only fifteen pounds of the said thirty paid at the next Easter Vestry, & the remaining fifteen Pounds at the Easter following – and he engages to have the whole completed to the Satisfaction of the Vestry by the first day of November next. 15.0.0

For Repairs of the Church as Contingencies 10.0.0

To buy the Sexton & his Assistant two Cambric Gowns 2.5.6

It appears to this Vestry that half the Seat which was the Property of Denis McKeown is confirmed to Mr. Daniel Magurty by his purchasing it for the Sum of six pounds sixteen Shillings & 6d from Joseph Moore Son in Law to the said Denis McKeown. As the present Church Wardens have not settled their Accts. this Vestry is adjourned to Wednesday the 18th Day of May next

Gers. Tinley Curate Edwd. Townley John Hill Church Wardens Lau Tallan Vereickers Jnr? Danl. McGurty Michl Clarke Thos Lester Jas. Gillichan Simon Bailey John Barret

(18.5.1796)

Wednesday 18th Day of May 1796

The Vestry being Assembled according to the Resolution of the 29th of March last & to public Notice given the Sunday before for the late Church Wardens to settle their Accounts & said Church Wardens having settled their Accts to the Satisfaction of the Vestry they are discharged from all further Demands

The Cess of Easter 1795 expended in the following method

To the Militia for raising minimum 54.0.0

To Foundlings 5.9.10 1/2

To making out the Books 0.10.0

To repairing the Church to Wm Hill 7.2.6 1/2

To Mr Rainey his Salary 20.0.0 [Mr Rainey/Reany was the parish clerk]

To Farlow his Salary 8.0.0

To Mr Sands for Iron work on the West Gate 1.0.8 1/2

To the Glazier 2.5.6

To Rope etc for the Bell 0.1.1

To a Brush 0.1.6

To Constables 0.14.1

To Mr Bailey 3.9.3

[Total] 92.15.4 1/2

To deficiencies as per arrears

Of Lands etc which could not be paid 3.15.8}

Poundage for collecting at 1s in the Pound 5.13.6} [9.9.2]

112.4.6 1/2]

Balance paid to Mr Gillichan which with 3.9.3 paid Mr Bailey as above is in part of eight Pounds 13s 3d laid on for the Repairs of the West Gate 1.4.2 1/2

113.8.9

Mr Townly & Mr John Kelly are appointed Applotters of the Cess of last Easter Vestry. This Vestry is adjourned to the 1st Day of Aug. next

Gers. Tinley Curate Wm. Pepper Church Warden Jn Jocelyn Jas. Gillichan Edwd. Townley John Hill

(27.9.1796)

At a Vestry held in the Parish Church of Dundalk on Tuesday the twenty seventh day of September 1796 according to public Notice given the Sunday before for the purpose of examining the Applotment of the Cess laid on said parish at the Easter Vestry of said year 1796, It appears to the Minister Church Wardens, & Protestant Inhabitants then present, that said Applotment is correct & fair, Including the Sum of three pounds fourteen Shillings the Sum allowed by the Parish for collecting said Cess, & the Church Wardens Mr Joseph Parks and Mr William Pepper are hereby directed to levy said Cess amounting in the whole to Seventy Seven pounds Sixteen Shillings according to Applotment.

James Montgomery Rector of Dundalk Wm. Pepper Joseph Parks Church Wardens Edward Townley Jas. Gillichan Robt. Watson John Green Richard Gray

(18.4.1797)

At a Vestry held in the Parish Church of Dundalk on Tuesday the eighteenth Day of April 1797 agreeable to Public notice given the Sunday before for the Purpose of Choosing Church Wardens & settling other Parish Business. It was then & there agreed by the Minister & Majority of the Inhabitants then present that Thos. Galaher & Lenox Bigger be Church Wardens, & Robt. Sproule & Zachr. Maxwell Esqrs. Sides men

And that the following Sums be cessed off the Parish by the Church Wardens of the present year –

Viz For Elements for the Sacrament for Wine 6.16.6

For do. for bread 0.6.6

For the Clerk’s Salary 20.0.0

To the Sexton’s Salary 10.0.0

To a Balance due to the Clerk for the year 1794 6.11.9

To Mr John Hoye to compleat the Church Windows 15.0.0

To Mr Richd Gray for compleating the Church Wall 4.11.0

To Contingencies 10.0.0

To repairing the Church walls for work finished 3.8.0 1/2

£ 76.13.9 1/2

We appoint Mr Jos: Parks Mr Pepper Mr James Gillichan & Mr Saml Coulter applotters This Vestry is further adjourned to Whitsun Tuesday for the old Church wardens to Close their accts. & also to confirm this applotment

Gers. Tinley Curate Joseph Parks Wm. Pepper Church Wardens Lau. Tallan Saml. Coulter John Barret

(6.6.1797)

At a Vestry held in the Parish Church of Dundalk on Tuesday the sixth day of June 1797 according to public notice given the Sunday before for the Purpose of settling the late Church Warden’s accounts, & examining the applotment laid on said Parish at the last Easter Vestry. Parishioners not attending that day no Vestry was held

(2.11.1797)

At a Vestry held in the Parish Church of Dundalk on Thursday the Second of November 1797 according to public Notice given the Sunday before for Settling the Church Warden’s Accounts, examining the Applotment of the Cess laid on Sd Parish last Easter Vestry – the Church Wardens accounts being examined all appears to have been paid by them according to the Articles of the Cess laid on at Easter, & there still remains in the hands of Mr Parks & Mr Pepper the late Church Wardens a Surplus of three pounds, twelve Shillings & nine pence wch they are hereby directed to pay into the hands of their succesrs Thomas Galaher Esqr & Mr Lenox Bigger, & Whereas the Applotment has not been properly finished, this Vestry is adjourned to Tuesday the Seventh Inst. when the Applotment is required to be compleatly prepared by the Persons appointed or any three of them, resolved by us

James Montgomery Rector Lennox Bigger Zach. Maxwell Lauce. Tallan Jos. Parks Wm. Pepper

(7.11.1797)

Novr. 7th. 1797

The Vestry being assembled according to adjournment & to public Notice given the Sunday before, & the applotment being made & laid before the Vestry, it was examined and approved of by the Minister & Church Wardens & the Majority of the Parishioners then present and the Church Wardens are directed to lay the Cess according to said applotment.

Gers. Tinley Curate Lennox Bigger Church Warden Wm. Pepper Jos. Parks John Reany

(10.4.1798)

At a Vestry held in the Parish Church of Dundalk on Tuesday the tenth day of April 1798 according to Public Notice given the Sunday before, for the purpose of choosing Church Wardens for the ensuing year, & laying on the necessary Cess & other Parish business it was then & there agreed by the Minister, Church Wardens & Majority of Inhabitants present, that Zechariah Maxwell Esqr & John Atkinson Esqr be Church Wardens for the ensuing year, & that Mr George Barret, & Dtr: John Getty be Sidesmen & that the Following Cesses be laid on the Parish

To supplying Elements for the Monthly Sacrament & other Seasons 6.16.6

To Clark’s Salary 20.0.0

To Sexton’s do. 10.0.0

To answer Incidental repairs of the Church 10.0.0

Towards building a Gallery on the South Aile 22.15.0

The Church Wardens accounts not being prepared this Vestry is adjourned to Tuesday the 24th Inst: at wch. times Estimates upon Oath will be received for Executing the Gallery above mentioned & likewise for building another Gallery in the West Aile of the Church

To the Revd Mr Tinley for removing the dead Wall of the Arch of the South Isle & providing a Moving Pulpit & reading Desk all the Ground of the present Pulpit & reading Desk – together with 11.7.6

95.11.9

James Montgomery Rector Gers: Tinley Curate Thos. Galaher Lennox Bigger Church Wardens Zach: Maxwell Jas. Gillichan Michl Clarke Robt. Kelly Patt Clarke Wm. Pepper

(24.4.1798)

Tuesday the 24th April 1798

The Vestry being assembled according to adjournment & Notice given the Sunday before, the Church Wardens Accounts being examined have been settled to the perfect Satisfaction of the Vestry. Balance in Mr Biggers Hands £1.15.0 ordered to be paid over to the succeeding Church Wardens. The South Gallery is directed by this Vestry to be built across the South Window to the Wall on each side fifteen [feet] deep from the window, the ground of the Gallery to be nine feet clear betwixt the bottom of the beam & the Level of the Church Floor. The height of the front two feet eight inches or three feet This Vestry is adjourned to Tuesday the first day of May when Estimates upon Oath will be received for Executing the South Gallery, & Proposals will be received for Executing a Gallery in the West Isle, & along the North Wall of the Same, Balance due to the Clerk not paid, the Cess being insufficient.

James Montgomery Rector Lennox Bigger Lauce Tallan Edwd. Townley Michl Clarke Joseph Norris Patt Clarke Robt. Watson

(1.5.1798)

May 1st 1790 Mr Montgomery being under a necessity of attending other Indispensible Business this Vestry is adjourned till tomorrow Wednesday the Second of May at half after twelve o’Clock

James Montgomery Rector Robt. Watson Patt Clarke John Reany

(Undated – probably May 2nd, as intended on the previous day)

The Vestry being Assembled according to Notice given the Sunday before & adjourmt:

Two Estimates being laid before the Vestry, that of Mr Watson has been accepted who engages to build a Gallery across the South Ayle fifteen feet deep, the Flooring to be Slit Deal A Beam to Support the Gallery in Front nine Inches by eight, the Joists to be nine Inches by two & a half, the Cieling to be completely executed, Two Columns & two half Columns to Support the Beam. The Front to be three feet high executed according to the Plan given in. An Entrance to be made into the Gallery on the East Side with Door & Door Case, Locks & Hinges, & Cut Stone Steps, with half Pace four feet wide & surrounded by a parapet two feet & half high, each Step nine inches high & ten inches broad, all according to Estimates given in Sum total thirty Pounds fifteen Shillings

James Montgomery Rector Zach Maxwell Church warden Lennox Bigger Michl Clarke Patt Clarke Robt. Kelly Wm. Pepper

(8.5.1798)

A Vestry Assembled in the Parish Church of Dundalk on Tuesday the eighth day of May 1798 according to notice given publicly nine days before, & repeated the Sunday before for the purpose of supplying deficient Men in the County Militia, The Clerk of the Meetings of the County Governors not being present this Vestry is adjourned to Tuesday the Fifteenth Inst:

James Montgomery Rector Lennox Bigger ChurchWarden Chars Lester John Atkinson

(15.5.1798)

May 15th 1798

The Vestry being assembled according to adjournmt: & the Clerk of the Meetings having Satisfied the Vestry that eighteen Men are the Number required from this Parish according to the Order of the Militia Governors of this County & by the Militia Act it being of one hundred & eight pounds on the Parish of Dundalk & Castletown, with five pounds to be paid to the Collector of sd Cess, said Sum of one hundred & thirteen pounds to be levied by the Church Wardens in the same manner as other Parish Cesses are Mr Atkinson having declined acting as Church Warden, Mr Lennox Bigger having consented to act for him is hereby appointed Church Warden in his place

James Montgomery Rector Zach: Maxwell Lennox Bigger Church Wardens Lauce Tallan Jas. Gillichan John Hinds Wm. Reid

(29.5.1798)

May 29th 1798

Notice having been given on Sunday last that there wd be a Vestry held in this Church this day for the purpose of examining the Applotment for the Church Cess & for the Militia Cess, & the Inhabitants being too much engaged by Military Duty as Yeomen to attend, the Vestry is adjourned to Friday 1st June 1798

James Montgomery Zach: Maxwell Lennox Bigger Church Wardens Lauce Tallan Thos Parker

(1.6.1798)

Friday 1st of June 1798 The Vestry not being attended by a Number of Inhabitants requisite for the Occasion is adjourned till farther Notice be given James Montgomery Rector

(6.11.1798) [following a half page apparently left for minutes never written]

At a Vestry held in the Parish Church of Dundalk on Tuesday the 6th of Novr 1798 according to public Notice given the Sunday before, for the purpose of appointing a Parish Clark in the Room of the deceased John Reany, it was then & there agreed by the Minister Church Wardens & Majority of the Protestant Inhabitants present, that Thomas Pettit be appointed to said Office

James Montgomery Rector Gers: Tinley Curate Lennox Bigger Church Warden Lauce Tallan John Atkinson Wm Reid Patt Clarke

(26.3.1799)

At a Vestry held in the Parish Church of Dundalk on Tuesday the twenty sixth day of March 1799 according to public Notice given the Sunday before for the Purpose of Choosing Church Wardens for the ensuing year & laying on the necessary Cess and other Parish Business. It was then & there agreed by the Minister Church Wardens and Majority of Inhabitants present that Mr George Barrett and Mr. John Getty be Church wardens for the ensuing year, and that Mr Parker & Mr John Saml. Page be Sidesmen, and that the following Cesses be laid on the Parish –

To supplying elements for the monthly Sacraments 6.16.6

To the Clark’s Salary 20.0.0

To the Sexton’s Do. 10.0.0

To answer incidental Repairs of the Church 20.0.0

It is the opinion of this Vestry that the Reading Desk should not be permitted to continue in the Place it now stands: it being found to interfere with Mr Page’s Seat & is disapproved of by the Parish in General. And that a Committee be appointed to fix upon a proper Place, to report at the next Vestry and Mr Straton Mr Maxwell Mr Bigger, Mr Tallan, Mr John Page Jnr. Mr Forde & Mr George Murphy are appointed said Committee. Mr John Atkinson’s Right and Title to the second Seat from the Communion Table in the little South aisle is hereby acknowledged, he having paid the Rev Gervais Tinley whose Property it was, the Sum of eight Guineas & an half for the same.

The Church Wardens accounts not being settled this Vestry is adjourned to Whitsun Tuesday the 14 of May 1799

Gers. Tinley Curate Zach: Maxwell Lennox Bigger Church Wardens Geo Barrett Jn; Getty Robt. Kelly Joseph Coulter John Barrett

(14.5.1799)

At a Vestry held in the Parish Church of Dundalk on Tuesday the Fourteenth day of May 1799 according to adjournment and to public Notice given the Sunday before for the Purpose of examining the Church Warden’s Accounts etc and the Church Wardens accounts not being Ready, this Vestry is further adjourned to Tuesday the 25 June next.

Gers. Tinley Curate Jn; Getty Church Warden. Lauce Tallan Thos Parker Lennox Bigger

(25.6.1799)

At a Vestry held in the Parish Church of Dundalk on Tuesday the 25th Day of June 1799, according to adjournment & to public Notice given the Sunday before, for the Purpose of examining the Church Wardens Accts, & to approve of the applotment of the Cess for the Present Year.

For 1798

Parish Dr. L Bigger Cw

Allowce. To LB for money not receivable of Parliament Sqr £1.1.6

Ballce in LB’s hands £5.7.1

£6.8.7

Ballce of 1797 £1.11.0

Ballce of 98 after payg Mrs Hoey in full £15 £4.17.7

£6.8.7

Ballce Mrs Hoey for ……………? £1.2.9

Ballce tor’ds Watsons acct £4.4.4

£5.7.1

Ballce. Contra £5.7.1

Mr Watson’s Bill not being all allowed ‘till Mr Montgomery comes – the Balance of £4.4.4 remains in Mr Bigger’s hands towards his Demand. All the other accounts are approved of by the Vestry.

And the applotment being also produced and approved of by said Vestry the Present Church Wardens are desired and empowered to collect the same.

Gers. Tinley Curate Jn; Getty Church Warden Lennox Bigger Lauce Tallan Thos. Bellew

(21.8.1799)

At a Vestry held in the Parish Church of Dundalk on Wednesday the twenty first day of Augst 1799 according to Notice given the Sunday before it was ordered that the present Reading Desk be removed to the Rear of Mr Tinley’s Seat & the Clarkes be removed to the Rear of Mr Pages, & a Moving Pulpit be provided to move from the Angle on the North Side of the Communion Table to the Center of Aisle betwixt Mr Pages Seat & Mr Tinley’s

James Montgomery Rector Gers. Tinley Curate Geo: Barret John Getty Church Wardens Robert Watson Vereichers Jnr? Bernd Fox

(26.12.1799)

At a Vestry held in the Parish Church of Dundalk on Thursday the twenty Sixth day of December 1799 It was then agreed upon by the Minister Church Wardens & Protestant Inhabitants that Mister Sullivan of Dublin make a Moving Pulpit of Mahogany agreeable to the Plan approved of by this Vestry, & that the Money laid on last Easter for the necessary repairs of the Church be appropriated to that purpose , & promise that at the Easter Vestry such farther Sum shall be granted as may be found necessary, for sd Pulpit

James Montgomery Rector Gers Tinley. Jn: Getty Church Warden Ed. Corran Chas. Lyster Montgomery Slater Jas Moritz Zach: Maxwell Joseph Shekelton & …. ….

(15.4.1800)

At a Vestry held in the Parish Church of Dundalk on Tuesday the Fifteenth day of April 1800 according to public notice given the Sunday before for the purpose of electing Church Wardens, examining the late Wardens accounts & other Parish business, it was then & there agreed by the Minister, Church Wardens, & Majority of the Protestant Inhabitants then present that Mr Thomas Parker, & Mr John Sam Page be Church Wardens for the ensuing year, & that John Page Esqr & Robert Page Esqr be Sidesmen, & the late Church Wardens & Mr Talon & Mr Kelly be Applotters of the Parish Cess, & that the Following Sums be levied the ensuing year of sd Parish.

To supplying Elements for the Sacraments 9.2.0

To the Clarkes Salary 20.0.0

To the Sextons do 10.0.0

To Compleat the Flagging of the Ayle, & make up the deficiencies of last Years Expenditure 11.7.6

To pay for the Pulpit & carriage & putting up & compleating the same 32.10.9

To Mr Watson for the Gallery Forms 5.11.9 for the two 9.2.0

Windows under the Gallery 3.8.3 in all

To answer Incidental Expences 10.0.0

To send Foundlings to Dublin 6.16.6

To Whitwashing & other articles of same kind 5.13.9

114.12.6

Mr Tinley has consented to give up as much of his Seat as will be found necessary for the Site of the Pulpit & reading Desk,

Mr Leister has disposed of his Seat to Mr Tinley for the sum of nine pds. two Shills.

This Vestry is adjourned till Whitsun Tuesday on wch day the Church Wardens Accounts are to be finally settled & the Applotment for the ensuing Year produced.

James Montgomery Vicar Gers. Tinley Curate Geo. Barret Church Warden John Page J Moritz? Lauce Tallan Chars Lester Saml. Coulter John Barret

(3.6.1800)

June 3rd 1800

The Vestry being assembled according to adjournment & the late Church Wardens not being ready, the Vestry is farther adjourned to Wednesday the eighteenth Inst.

James Montgomery Rector Jn; Getty late ChurchWard Lauce Tallan Bernd Fox Thos. Bellew

(18.6.1800)

June 18 1800

The Vestry being assembled according to adjournmt: & to Public Notice given the Sunday before for the Purpose of finally settling the Church Wardens Accounts of the Preceding Year, & exam[in]ing the Applotment of the Sums laid on at the last Easter Vestry, It then appeared to the Minister Church Wardens, & Majority of Protestant Inhabitants present that the Following Sums were paid by Mr Barret & Mr Getty Late Church Wardens

To the Clark his Salary 20.0.0

To Sexton Do 10.0.0

To repairs of the Church & Washing Surplices 17.1.10

To Orphans Sent to the Foundling Hospital 5.7.3

To Coffins for dead poor of the Parish 1.16.1 1/2

To Loss in Waste Houses 1.1.0

Cess of last Year 56.16.6 …………… remains unaccounted for 1.10.3 1/2

£56.16.6

The Sum of three pounds eight & three pence has been advanced to Mr Linum for repairing the Floor of the Church to be deducted from the Sum of 11.7.6 laid on [land purpose?] last Easter Vestry, by the Ensuing Church Wardens & to be paid to Mr Talon with the 1.10.3 1/2 now in the late Church Wardens hands together with 1.17.11 ½ to be pd out of the Incidental expences of this year for the Elements & has not been paid by the Church Wardens

3.8.3 + 1.10.3 1/2 + 1.17.11 1/2 = 6.16.6

The above State of the Late Church Wardens Accounts is approved by this Vestry & the Present Church Wardens directed to act according to it

The Applotment not being finally Settled, the Vestry is farther adjourned till Wednesday the Second of July 1800

James Montgomery Rector Thos. Parker John S Page Church Wardens Robt. Kelly John Kennedy Bernd Fox Jn; Getty Geo Barret

(2.7.1800)

2nd July 1800 The Vestry being assembled according to adjournment, & the Applotment produced, it has been approved of & the Applotters are directed to hand it over to the Church Wardens who are directed to collect the Cess of the year according to it

James Montgomery John S Page Thos. Parker Church Wardens Jn; Getty Geo Barret Edwd. Townley Bernd Fox John Kennedy George Surman

(7.4.1801)

At a Vestry held in the Parish Church of Dundalk on Tuesday the Seventh day of April 1801 according to public notice given the Sunday before for the purpose of electing new Church Wardings, examining the late church Wardens accounts, & other Parish business, it was then & there agreed by the Minister, Church Wardens, & Majority of the Protestant Inhabitants then present that John Page Esqr & Robert Page Esqr be Church Wardens for the Ensuing year & that John Stratton Esqr & James Talan Esqr be Sides Men, & that the late & present Church Wardens be Applotters of the Parish Cess & that the following Sums be levied of sd Parish for the ensuing year

To Supplying Elements for the Sacrament 10.10.0

To the Clark’s Salary 20.0.0

To the Sextons do 10.0.0

To Answer incidental Expences 10.0.0

To Send Foundlings to Dublin 8.0.0

To purchase a Fire Engine one hundred & twenty pounds to be levied in three years at forty pounds each year the first to be levied by the Church Wardens this year: for the remaining eighty pounds this Vestry binds themselves to be answerable for their being laid on the Parish at the Easter Vestrys of 1802 & 1803 & to order sd Sums to be paid to the present Church Wardens John & Robert Page Esqr. who engage to advance sd Sums for the immediate purchase of sd Engine Towards purchasing sd Engine to be levied this year 40.0.0

To Balance due to Mr Watson 12.15.0

Resolved that the two South Windows under the Gallery & the two West Windows & the East Window of the South Ayle be enlarged, & the South Window over the Gallery have the Arch over it opened, & glazed, & for the execution of the same be laid on the Parish the Sum of 22.15.0

To reimburse the Rev: Mr Tinley for his Seat to be appropriated for the new Site of the Pulpit & reading Desk 9.2.0

Resolved that the Pulpit, reading Desk, & Clarks desk be removed to the old Situation, & that the Rector, Church Wardens Major Stratton & Mr Bigger Mr Talan & Mr Michael Clark be appointed a Committee for putting the above alteration in execution, & there be laid on the Parish for sd purpose the Sum of 5.13.9

Towards white Washing the Church 1.2.9

156.10.9

Resolved that The Church Wardens shall be answerable for every Sum laid on the Parish being appropriated to the purposes for wch they may be laid on, & no other

It appears that Mr Townley has purchased the seat formerly Major Browns, & is of course perpetual Proprietor of the same. & that Mr John Dransfield has also purchased that of the late Mrs Jas Bolton & of course will always be Proprietor of it.

The Church Wardens not having their accounts ready this Vestry is adjourned to Whitsun Tuesday

James Montgomery Rector Gers. Tinley Curate Thos Parker Church Warden John Stratton Lauce Tallan Edward Townley Jn Eastwood Jn. Woods Lennox Bigger Michl Clarke John Getty Patt Clarke

(26.5.1801)

Whitsun Tuesday May 26. 1801.

The Vestry being assembled according to adjournment & to public Notice given the Sunday before for the Purpose of finally settling the Church Wardens accounts of the preceding year, & examining the applotment of the Sums laid on at the last Easter Vestry, It appears to this Vestry that Mr Parker & Mr John Page late Church Wardens not having their accounts ready this Vestry is further adjourned to Tuesday the 23 of June

Gers Tinley Curate Saml Page Church Warden Lauce Tallan Thomas Shewell

(23.6.1801)

Tuesday 23rd: June 1801

The Vestry being assembled according to Adjournment , & the Church Wardens Accounts not being ready this Vestry is farther adjourned to Tuesday the 21st of July next

James Montgomery Vicar John Page Church Warden Michl Clarke Jas. Adair Saml. Page

(Undated – possibly July 21st as intended)

The Vestry being agn assembled according to Adjournment & the Church Wardens Accounts still unprepared, this Vestry is farther adjourned to Tuesday the 18th day of August next

James Montgomery Vicar Robert Page Church Warden Thos Parker

(10.4.1802)

Saturday the 10th day of April 1802

The Vestry being this day assembled according to Public Notice given the Sunday before for the late Church Wardens to settle their Accounts, & said Accounts being settled to the Satisfaction of the Vestry; the said Church Wardens Mr Thos Parker, & Mr John Saml. Page, are discharged from all Further Demands.

The Cess of Easter 1800 was expended in the following manner.

To elements for the Sacrament 9.2.0

To the Clark’s Salary 20.0.0

To the Sexton’s do 10.0.0

To compleat the Flagging of the Aysle 9.6.1

To pay for the new Pulpit 32.10.0

8 orphans to Dublin 6.9.0

Flannel to do 0.10.3 halfpenny

Maintenance of Three orphans left on the Parish 2.6.7

Washing the Church Linen 0.10.10

5 Coffins for the Poor 1.2.10

Watson the Carpenter for the Gallery 9.2.0

To altering the Cushion in the Pulpit 0.2.8 halfpenny

Copper Box for Collecting the Poor Money 0.13.0

Sweeping Brush for the Church 0.1.4

The Sum of Ten Pounds, Sixteen Shillings & Ten Pence being unexpended = the said Sum is handed over to Mr Robt Page one of the Present Church Wardens – the Receipt of which he herby acknowledges – Sam Page

114.12.6

Gers Tinley Curate Robert Page Church Warden

(19.4.1802)

At a Vestry held in the Parish Church of Dundalk on Monday the nineteenth of April 1802 for the Business of examining the Applotment of the late Church Wardens, Sd. Applotment being produced & examined, is approved of & the Church Wardens desired to levy the sd. Cess according it

James Montgomery Rector Robert Page Saml Page Gers Tinley Thos Shewell Michl Clarke

(20.4.1802)

At a Vestry held in the Parish Church of Dundalk on Tuesday the twentieth day of April 1802 according to Public Notice given the Sunday before, for the Electing new Church Wardens, examining the late Church Wardens Accounts, & other Parish Business, It was then & there agreed by the Minister Church Wardens & Majority of Protestants then present, that John Stratton Esqr, & James Tallan Esqr be Church Wardens for the Ensuing Year, & that Mr John McCulm Esqr & Henry Maxwell Esqr be the Sides Men, & that the following Sums be laid of sd: Parish for the Ensuing Year.

To Supplying the Elements for the Sacrament 10.0.0

To the Clarkes Salary 20.0.0

To the Sexton Do. 10.0.0

To Carrying Orphans to Dublin 6.0.0

Towds purchasing a Fire Engine according to last years Act 40.0.0

To Repairs of the Church with abt 106 pds in the hands of the late Ch: Ward: 15.0.0

To alter the South Door & Make the entrance Step on the outside 11.7.6

112.7.6

The Seat lately possesst by Townly Filgate & Mrs Filgate appears to this Vestry to be the Property of Mrs Dudley Trueman & is ordered by this Vestry to be assigned to her unless Mr or Mrs Filgate can prove having purchased it from Mrs Trueman or her predecessors.

This Vestry is adjourned till Wednesday the twenty eighth Inst when the Late Church Wardens Accounts & the Applotment of the present Cess will be examined

James Montgomery Vicar of Dundalk Gers Tinley Curate Robert Page Church Warden Jn. Moritz? Geo Murphy Saml Page Michl Clarke Edwd. Townley John Barret Patt Clarke

(28.4.1802)

28th April 1802

The Bell for the Vestry having rung half an hour & no Church Wardens appearing or accounts produced the Vestry is farther adjourned to Wednesday the fifth of May

James Montgomery Jn: Getty Michl Clarke Lennox Bigger Saml Hill

(5.5.1802)

May 5th 1802

The Vestry being applotted according to adjournmt: & notice given the Sunday before & the Church Wardens accounts being produced it appears to this Vestry that the Following Sums have been pd: by sd Church Wardens

To Laurence Talan for Elements 10.10.0

To the Clark his Salary 20.0.0

To Do a balance formerly due 6.11.9

To the Sexton 10.0.0

To Watson balance due him 12.15.0

To reimburse Mr Tinley for his Seat 9.2.0

To carrying one Foundling to Dublin 0.18.5

To L Talan an old Balance due 9.13.0

To five Coffins 2.1.1

To Washing Church Linnen 0.10.10

To Glazing 0.17.10 1/2

To Hill for Slating 2.18.6

To repairing the Stiles & cleaning under them 0.16.5 1/2

To procuring a fire Engine to remain in the late Church Wrd hand 40.0.0

Balance of the Cess laid on to be handed to the Succeeding Church Wardens 29.15.4

150.10.3

Cash recd from preceding Church Wardens to be also handed over 10.16.10

Total Sum to be handed Over to the Present Ch.Wards: 40.12.2

The above Account approved of by this Vestry

James Montgomery Jas Tallan Church warden Lau Tallan Robert Page Michl Clarke Jas Harris

(4.1.1803)

At a Vestry held in the Parish Church on Tuesday the fourth of January 1803 for the purpose of setling the manner of raising the Parochial Militia, & of examining the Applotment for the Parish Cess laid on at last Easter Vestry, it was then & there agreed by the Minister Church Wardens & Majority of the Inhabitants then present that the Sum of two hundred & eighty eight pounds be levied of this Parish for the purpose of raising forty two Men off the Parish of Dundalk, & Six Men off the Parish of Castletown to serve in Militia of the County of Louth, & also the Sum of fourteen pounds eight Shillings to answer the expence of Levying sd Cess The above number of forty eight men being returned by Laurence Talan Esqr Clark of the General Meetings as the Quota necessarily to be raised off sd Parishes for the Militia of the County, & John Stratton Esqr James Talan Esqr the present Church Wardens, & Lennox Bigger Esqr high Constable are hereby appointed to applot the Sam[e]

The applotment for the Parish Cess laid on at Easter last not being prepared this Vestry is adjourned till Tuesday the 11th Inst.

James Montgomery John Straton Church Warden Lauce Tallan Clk. Of Genl Meeting John Page Robert Page John Atkinson Jos: Shekleton J Moritz? Michl Clarke Robt. Watson Patt Clarke Malcom Maccallm? Edwd. Hill

(11.1.1803)

Tuesday Jany 11th 1803

The Vestry assembled according to adjournment & the Applotment not being prepared, it is farther adjourned to Tuesday the 25th Inst. James Montgomery Vicar J Tallan Church Warden

(25.1.1803)

Tuesday Jany. 25th. 1803

The Vestry being called according to adjournment , & to public Notice given the Sunday before for the Purpose of Examining the applotment of the Cess of the last Easter Vestry, and said applotment being produced & examined is approved of & the Church Wardens are hereby empowered & required to levy the said Cess according thereto. Cess 112.7.6. app[lotmen]t 130.19.7

Gers Tinley Curate Jas. Tallan Church Warden Lennox Bigger Michl Clarke John Getty

(12.4.1803)

At a Vestry held in the Parish Church of Dundalk on Tuesday the twelfth of April 1803 according to Public Notice given the Sunday before for the purpose of Choosing new Church Wardens, examining the late Church Wardens Accounts, & other Parish Business, it was then & there agreed by the Minister Church Wardens & Majority of Inhabitants present, that Henry Maxwell Esqr & Laurence Talan Esqr be Church Wardens for the Ensuing Year, & that the following Sums be levied of sd Parish

To five Tuns of Coals to Mr Tinley for his Expence in firing during the repairing of the Church 7.10.0

For Elements 10.0.0

For the Clarke 20.0.0

For the Sexton 10.0.0

For Incidental Expences 10.0.0

For finishing the Purchase of the Fire Engine 40.0.0

To Supply the Deficiencies of last year 42.16.7

By Balance due to Michl Clarke 68.1.6

To Peter Finigan Mason 43.6.2

To Mrs Hoey for Glazing 19.3.9 1/2

To Marks the Painter 6.17.8

Balance due to Lynam 8.15.11

Balance due to John Hill Slater 8.3.6

To playing the Engine & keeping it in Order 10.0.0

John & Samuel Hill engage to keep the Roof of the Church in order 5.0.0

The Church Wardens Accounts not being ready this Vestry is adjourned to Thursday the 21st Inst.

James Montgomery Vicar Jas. Tallan Church Warden John Page Gers Tinley Curate Geo: Murphy Lennox Bigger Jn. Shegog Lauce Tallan Michl Clarke Edwd Hill

(21.4.1803)

Thursday 21st of April 1803

The Vestry of Easter Tuesday adjourned to this day is farther adjourned till tomorrow at 12 o clock on account of the Quarter Sessions continuing to sit this day, & the Parishioners obliged to attend them James Montgomery Jas. Tallan Michl Clarke Edwd Hill

(22.4.1803)

Friday the 22nd of April the Vestry being assembled according to Adjournmt: the Applotment amounting to 339.6.9 was produced & approved of by the Parishioners assembled, & the Church Wardens are directed to Levy the same after the Applotters have sworn to the justice of the Applotment

James Montgomery Vicar Henry Maxwell Lauce Tallan Church Wardens Gers Tinley Jas. Tallan Lennox Bigger Michl Clarke Edwd Hill

(3.4.1804)

At a Vestry held in the Parish Church of Dundalk on Tuesday the third day of April 1804 according to public Notice given in the Church the Sunday before for the Purpose of choosing new Church Wardens, Examining the Late Church Wardens accounts and other Parish Business, It was then & there agreed by the Minister, the Church Wardens, & Majority of the Inhabitants Present That owing to the obstructions which the Present Church Wardens have met with in collecting the Cess laid on this Parish at the last Easter Vestry the said Present Church Wardens Henry Maxwell Esqr & Lauce. Tallan Esqr are continued Church Wardens for the Ensuing year. And that the following Sums be levied off said Parish.

For Elements for 1803 £10 & for 1804 £10 £20.0.0

For the Clarke’s salary for do 40.0.0

For the Sexton for do 20.0.0

For the deficiencies of last year 42.15.7

Balance due to Michl Clarke 68.1.6

Do to Peter Finigan 43.6.2

Do to Mrs. Hoey 19.3.9 1/2

Do to Marks the Painter 6.7.8

Do to Lynam 8.15.11

Do to Hill the Slater 8.3.6

To Carrying Foundlings to Dublin 10.0.0

To Incidental Expences for 1803 & do for 1804 20.0.0

To John & Saml. Hill to keep the Roof in order 5.0.0

To Building a Vestry Room 34.2.6

346.6.7 1/2

Resolved that in future no Sums be paid to any Tradesman employd in the Repairs of this Church ‘till he has sworn to the same as being Reasonable & the work finishd in a masterly manner.

The applotters of the above Cess are Robt. Page Esqr Mr Danl Magurty, & Mr Gillichan and this Vestry is adjourned to Monday the 11th. of April Inst. on which day the Church Wardens and applotters are to be sworn

Elias Thackeray Rector Gers Tinley Curate Lauce Tallan Church Warden Michl Clarke John Page Jn Moritz? N.J. Taylor? Tobias Purcell Lennox Bigger Danl Mc.Gurty John Maxwell

(11.4.1804)

Wednesday April 11th. !804.

The Vestry being assembled according to adjournment & to public Notice given the Sunday before for the Purposes of Examining the applotment of the Cess laid on at the last Easter Vestry and the said applotment not being finished this Vestry is adjourned till to morrow at 3 o’clock

Gers Tinley Curate Lauce Tallan Henry Maxwell Church Wardens Robert Page Danl. Mc.Gurty Jas. Gillichan Geo Barret

(12.4.1804)

Thursday 12th April 1804.

The Vestry being assembled according to adjournment for the Purpose of Confirming the applotment laid on at the last Easter Vestry, this Vestry confirm the said applotment & hereby authorise and empower the Church Wardens to raise the said Cess when sworn to by the said Church Wardens & the applotters.

Gers. Tinley Curate Henry Maxwell Lauce Tallan Church Wardens Robert Page Danl. Mc. Gurty Jas. Gillichan Michl Clarke

(1.6.1804)

Friday 1st June 1804. The Vestry being assembled according to the Public Notice given on Sunday the 20 day of May last and also on Sunday last for the Purpose of laying a Sum of Money requisite to pay the Balance due for the Fire Engine & to build a proper Place to keep the said Engine in.

In the first Instance to pay the Balance due for original Purchase of the Engine 40.0.0

For keeping the Engine in order with oyl etc 10.0.0

To Purchase three new Ladders, six Fire Hooks, Racks etc all for the use of the said Fire Engine 11.7.6

Towards building an House to keep the Engine in 25.0.0

£86.7.6

The Present Church Wardens Henry Maxwell Esqr & Lauce. Tallan Esqr, together with Mr. Bigger & Mr Gillichan are appointed Applotters of the said Sum of Eighty six Pounds seven Shillings & six Pence.

Gers Tinley Curate Henry Maxwell Lauce Tallan Church Wardens Geo: Murphy Tobias Purcell Jn. Eastwood L: Bigger Michl Clarke Robert Page

(16.11.1804)

Friday 16th. Nov: 1804

The Vestry being met according to public notice given last Sunday, and a sufficient number of Parishioners not having assembled the meeting was adjourned until Wednesday the 21st next.

E Thackeray Vicar Lauce Tallan Church Warden Michl Clarke Thos Shewell

(21.11.1804)

Nov. 21st. 1804

The Vestry having met agreeable to order for the purpose of confirming the Applotment for the Money laid on this Parish on the first day of June last for the purpose of paying the Balance due for the Fire Engine etc etc, and the said applotment having been examined by this Vestry We approve of it and confirm it, and hereby authorize and empower the Church Wardens to raise the same.

E Thackeray Vicar Lauce Tallan Henry Maxwell Church Wardens Robert Page Jas. Johnston Edwd Hill Michl Clarke

(16.4.1805)

At a Vestry held in the Parish Church of Dundalk on Tuesday the sixteenth day of April 1805 agreeable to public Notice given the Sunday before for the Purpose of Choosing new Church Wardens and settling the present Church Wardens accounts and other Parish Business It was then and there agreed by the Minister & Majority of the Protestant Inhabitants Present. That James Forde Esqr & Mr John Dransfield be Church Wardens for the Present year. And that the following Sums be levied on the Parish

For Elements £10.0.0

The Clark’s Salary 20.0.0

The Sexton’s do 10.0.0

To Provide a new Sounding Board for the Pulpit 8.0.0

To Provide a Piece of Linen for two new Surplices 5.0.0

To Carrying Foundlings to Dublin 8.0.0

To Contingencies 10.0.0

To opening two new Windows and altering the present one in the North side of the Church & to make the three the same as those on the South side 45.10.0

To Mr Parks for Books for the Church Registry 3.7.2

£119.17.2

The two Present Church Wardens Lauce Tallan & Henry Maxwell Esqrs & Mr John Scott & Mr Gillichan are appointed applotters of the above Cess

As the Church Wardens have not their accounts ready this Vestry is adjourned until the 24th Inst when the applotmt is to be produced to the Vestry

Mrs Martha Giles or Sherlock lays claim to that Seat which has for sum years been occupied by Mrs. Filgate & her claim is adjourned to Whitsun Tuesday

Gers Tinley Curate Lauce Tallan Robert Page Church Wardens Michl Clarke John Scott Edwd Hill Lennox Bigger

(24.4.1805)

At a Vestry held in the Parish Church of Dundalk on Wednesday the 24 of April 1805 agreeable to adjournment and to public Notice given the Sunday before for the Purpose of examining the applotment of the Cess laid on the Parish on Easter Tuesday last. It was then & there agreed by the Minister and Majority of Inhabitants present that the applotment is approved of, and the Present Church Wardens James Forde Esqr & Mr Dransfield are hereby desired and empowered to raise the said Cess as soon as sworn to by the applotters. This Vestry is adjourned to Whitsun Tuesday.

Gers Tinley Curate Lauce Tallan Henry Maxwell Church Wardens Lennox Bigger Jas. Johnston John Scott

(4.6.1805)

At a Vestry held in the Parish Church of Dundalk on Tuesday the 4th day of June 1805 agreeable to adjournment and to public Notice given the Sunday before for the Purpose of Examining the late Church Wardens Accounts etc and as said accounts are not yet ready for Inspection, this Vestry is farther adjourned untill Wednesday the 3rd day of July next, and whereas James Forde Esqr who was appointed Church Warden at the last Easter Vestry with Mr John Dransfield, declines acting in that capacity – This Vestry appoints Lauce. Tallan Esqr Church Warden for this year in his Place.

R Thackeray Vicar Gers Tinley Curate Lauce Tallan Church Warden John Hill Montgomery Slater Thos. Crilly

(3.7.1805)

At a Vestry held the 3rd day of July 1805 in the Parish Church of Dundalk agreeable to adjournment; for the purpose of examining the late Church Wardens accounts; The church Wardens not attending, it was resolved that this Vestry be further adjourned till Wednesday the 9th of August, when it will be expected that the Church Wardens attend and close their accounts for the last year.

Before adjournment of this Vestry took place, it was decided that the Pew next to the great Pew opposite the reading desk was the property of Jeremiah Patterson, and that he was at liberty to sell it

It was further decided that in consequence of an agreement between Mr Jeremiah Patterson & Mr Henry Hale that the above named Pew belongs in future to the aforesaid Mr Henry Hale

E Thackeray Rector Michl Clarke Jermh Patterson Henry Hale Patt Clarke Edwd Hill Montgomery Slater

(9.10.1805)

At a Vestry held in the Parish Church of Dundalk, on Wednesday the 9th day of Octbr. 1805 according to adjournment and to public Notice given in the Church the two preceding Sundays for the Purpose of Examining the Church Wardens Accounts for various Sums of Money expended in the late Repairs of the Church Viz – It appears that the following Sums laid on the Parish at the Easter Vestry 1804 for that year and the preceding one are as follow

For elements £20.0.0

The Clarks Salary 40.0.0

The Sexton’s do 20.0.0

The Deficiences of the year 1803 42.15.7

To Mr Clarke the Carpenter 68.1.6

Peter Finigan 43.6.2

Marks the Painter 6.17.8

Mr Lynam 8.15.11

To Carrying Foundlings to Dublin 10.0.0

£259.16.10

There appears still due to Mr. Scott 19.3.9 1/2

Also to Messrs Hill 8.3.6

Incidental Expences to be accounted for by Bills from the Church Wardens 25.0.0

and for building the Vestry Room 34.2.6

£346.6.7 1/2

Gers Tinley Curate Lauce Tallan Church Warden R Page J Maxwell Michl Clarke

(8.4.1806)

At a Vestry held in the Parish Church of Dundalk, on Tuesday the 8th day of April 1806 being Easter Tuesday, according to public Notice given the Sunday before for the Purpose of Choosing new Church Wardens, examining the present Church Wardens Accounts, and other Parish Business It was then and there agreed by the Minister and Majority of Inhabitants present that owing to the obstructions, which the Church Wardens have met with in collecting the Cess laid on at the last Easter Vestry = their accounts are not quite ready = and are to be produced at the adjournment - that Mr Robt. Page and Mr Robt. Mouritz be Church Wardens for the present year - & Mr John Maxwell & Robt. Boyle be Sidesmen

For Elements 10.0.0

The Clark’s Salary 20.0.0

The Sexton’s do 10.0.0

For Foundlings 8.0.0

Incidental Expences 5.0.0

For new Slating & Repairing the Roof 91.0.0

For inclosing the Churchyard with Iron Palisaids & for putting the cracks in order 56.17.6

To make Good the deficiencies in the Chancel Money out of the Loan for the years 1803, 1804 & 1805 22.3.9 1/2

That to finish the Windows on the North side 10.0.0

£233.11.3 1/2

It appears to this Vestry that the Revd Gervais Tinley has exchanged his Seat in the Center of the West Aisle formerly in the possession of Chas Lester, with Richd Gray Stone Mason for his Seat at the West end of the Church opposite to Mr Gu to Kers [?] which we hereby Confirm & consider him the said Gervais Tinley as perpetual proprietor

We empower the Revd Elias Thackeray to remove the Arch going into the Chancel for the purpose of Enabling him to build a Seat for himself & family - E Thackeray

We do hereby Vest in the Revd Elias Thackeray & the Church Wardens for the Time being, the Space at the West End of the Church for the purpose of building a Gallery agreeable to a plan laid before us by Jas. Clarke This Vestry is adjourned to 18 Inst to confirm the applotment etc etc

E Thackeray Vicar Gers Tinley Curate Lauce Tallan Church Warden John Page Michl Clarke Jas. Clarke R Page J Dransfield

(18.4.1806)

At a Vestry held in the Parish Church Of Dundalk on Friday the eighteenth of April 1806, agreeable to adjournment for the purpose of Examining the Applotment of the Cess laid on the Parish on Easter Tuesday last; It was then and there agreed by the Minister and Majority of Inhabitants present that the Applotment is approved of and the present Church Wardens Robt Page Esq and Mr Robt Mouritz are hereby desired and empowered to raise the said Cess as soon as sworn to by the Applotters –

All the Parties disputing the right of the second pew of the left Side of the Southern entrance not appearing it is resolved that the adjustment of this point be postponed till the Vestry to be held on Whitsun Tuesday next, at which time the claims of the respective parties will be taken into consideration and finally decided on – This Vestry is adjourned till Tuesday in Whitsun week next

E Thackeray Vicar Ed. Corran Monty. Slater John Hill John Daly John Collier

(27.5.1806)

At a Vestry held in the Parish Church of Dundalk on Tuesday the 27th day of May 1806 for the purpose of examining the accounts of the years 1803, 1804, 1805 & other matters –

And it appears by the Accts of Mr Lauce. Tallan late Church Warden for the said Three years that a Sum of Ten pounds & eight pence remains due to him which is to be laid on at next Easter Vestry 1807

Saml Crawley, John Coleman & Margt Marks having laid Claim to the Seat in Dispute, mentioned at the former Vestry - Ordered that they do occupy it Jointly

Mr Clarke having laid before this Vestry an Estimate for building a Vestry Room Amounting in the whole to £52.0.7 towards which there appears to be on the books a Sum ---? the head of ---? use in which Mr Tallan --- ---? it for in Settlemt of his Accts 22.3.9 1/2

Remains to be raised 29.16.10 1/2

It appearing that the sum of £34.2.6 laid on at a former Vestry for that purpose had been absorbed in Contingencies and deficiencies in County House Money [?]

An Estimate has been laid before this Vestry by Henry Murtagh for plaistering Stucco Work & Cornices etc Amounting to £45.0.0 for the Church & Vestry Room which will leave deficiencies to be raised at a future Vestry Amounting to £85.7.6 1/2 Stg.

To Mr Tallan balance of his Acct 10.0.8

To Comp with Vestry Room 29.6.4 1/2

To Plaister Stuccoing etc 45.0.0

£85.7.6 1/2

Decided that it is deemed expedient to raise the above Sums of Eighty five pounds Seven Shills & six pence when the Securitys of the Minister & Church Wardens of this Parish paying an Interest of Six P Cent until the sum shall be raised at a future Vestry which we hereby pledge ourselves to have made good And That Mr Thackeray do make such alteration in the reading Desk & in removing the Pulpit as shall seem to him expedient & the expence of which we hereby agree to provide

E Thackeray Vicar R Page church Warden John Page Lau Tallan Ed. Corran Michl Clarke

(2.6.1806)

At a Vestry held in the Parish Church of Dundalk on Monday the 2nd day of June 1806, (the first day of the month having fallen on a Sunday) agreeable to publick Notice given the Sunday before for the Purpose of laying on Money both to repay the Hon’ble John Jocelyn the Sum of £22.10.0 which he paid for the Duty & Freight of the Fire Engine etc and for one Dozen additional Buckets for said Engine

To the Honble John Jocelyn for the above Purpose 22.10.0

To Mr Woods for one years Salary for the year 1805 10.0.0

To the said Mr Woods for do for the year 1806 10.0.0

To make good the Accounts of Building of the Engine House 9.2.6

E Thackeray Vicar Gers Tinley Curate R Page Church Warden John Page James Moritz? Lau Tallan J Hinds Michl Clarke

(7.10.1806)

At a Vestry held in this Church on Tuesday the 7th of Oct. 1806 – duly summoned, Mr McAlister stated that His Soap? House and property was destroyed lately by fire and he thinks and verily believes that the destruction was occasioned by not being able to get the Engine, and that when it arrived owing to the neglect of the Engine Workers a delay was occasioned of half an hour, by which delay His property was burnt and destroyed to a very great amount.

It did not appear that Pat. Wood could at all dispute this charge.

It was therefore resolved that Pat Wood be dismissed from his employment, and that on Tuesday next, a proper person be found to succeed him, to which day this Vestry is adjourned

It was also resolved that Thomas McKenny do take charge of the said Engine until a proper person be elected unto that employment.

E Thackeray Minister Jas Moritz? Patt McAlister Henry Murtagh Saml Bailie John Harvey

(14.10.1806)

[appears to be a memo] Church Yard Wall permitted to be rebuilt by T. Read Easter 1786

Oct 14th 1806

The adjourned Vestry met this day agreeable [to?] order and resolved that Thomas McKenny and John McKenny be appointed to take care of the Engine until Easter next

E Thackeray H Maxwell Lauce Tallan Patk: McAlister

A Registry of those who renounced the errors of the Church of Rome publickly in the Parish Church of Dundalk

Mary Mc.Kready publickly made her abrenunciation of the errors of the Romish religion before the Revnd. Doctor Hamilton on Sunday the 18th of February. 1759

Ann Wellsh Publicly made hir abrenunciation of the errors of the Romish religion befor ye Revd Mr Thos Bows on Ash Wednesday ye 7th day of March 1764

Mary Gray publickly made hir abrenunciation of the Error of the Romish religon before the Revd Mr Thos Bows on Wednesday ye 19 day of Decbr 1764

Thos Roark puckly made his abrenunciation of the errors of ye Romish religon befor Revd Mr Thos Bows on Sunday ye 26th of Jenuary 1766

Edward Cralley Publickly Made his Abrenunckialicathin of ye Errors of ye Romis religon before the Revd Mr Thos Bows on Sunday ye 16th of Febr: 1766

Mary Rooney Publicly maid hir Abranunteation of ye Errors of the errors of ye Church of Roan on Sunday ye 2nd of March befor Revd Mr Thos Bows - 1766

Artur O’Naile Publickly maid his abrenunteation of the Error of ye Romish religon before ye Revd Doctor Hamilton on Sunday ye 16th of March 1766

Danel McGill Publickly maid his Abrenuntieaton of the Erors of the Romish religon befor The Revd Doctor Hamilton on Sunday ye 24th of Augost 1766

Allis Coburen Publicly maid hir Abranuncieation of the Erors of the Romish religon before the Revd Mr Thos. Bows on Sunday ye 10th of Aprile 1768

Mary Mackardell publickly maid hir abrenuntiation of the errors of the romish Religon on Munday ye 19th of Decbr. before the Revd Mr Thos Bows 1768

Silvestir Ward Publicly Maid his Abrenuntieation of the Errors of the Romish religon on Wedensday ye 25th of Jenr before the Revd Mr Thos Bows 1769

Ann Pluncet Publickley Maid hir abrenuntioation of the Errors of the Romish religon on Sunday the 10th of Septr: befor the Revd Mr Thos Bows in the Parish Church of Dundalk 1769

John Hanraty Publickley Maid his abrenuntiateon of the Erors of of the Romish Religon on Sunday the 11th of Feberuary 1770 befor the Revd Mr Thos Bows in the Parish Church of Dundalk

Jas Riley Publickly Made his abruntieaton of the errors of Romish Religon befor the Revd Mr Ths: Bows on Sunday the 25 of March 1770

Mary McKenney publicly Maid hir abrenuntieation of the Erors of the Romis religon before the Revd Mr Thos Bows on Sunday the 13th: of May 1770

Elizebeth Herren Publickley maid hir Abranuntiation of the Romish religon befor the Revs Mr Thos Bows on Sunday the 4th of November 1770

Judeth Dailey publickly maid hir Abranuntiation of the Errors of the Romish religon on Sunday ye 27th of Jenuary 1771 before the Revd Mr Thos: Bows

Ann Mc.Cartney publickly made her abrenunciation of the Errors of the Church of Rome on Sunday the 21st Feby. 1773 before the Revd Wm Murray

Miscellaneous Notes

[The following three notes are found on page 1]

County of Louth We the Minestor and Church Wardens of the St Nicholles Dundalk do hearby certify that …. of Dundalk officer did on Sunday the 2nd day of Octr. Instant Receive the Sacrament of the Lords Supper in the Said Parish Church Immedieatly after Devine Service and Sermon according to ye usage and Ceremony of the Church of Ireland as by law Established

Witnes our hands this 15th day of October 1763 Thos Bows Curat Richd Skelton NichsToole Church Wardens

Robt Richardson and Jas McKeen boath of the Parish of Dundalk make oath they ware Presant and saw Capt. John Woodword of the 70th Rigment of foot in ye above --- named Receive the Sacrament of the Lords Supper in the Pariesh Church of St. Nicholes Dundalk on Sunday the Second day of Octr Instant Imedieatly after Devine and Sermon according to ye usage and Ceremony of / as by law Established

Sworn at an a Guvenment of the General --- Sessions of ye Peace held at Dundalk in and for this County this 15th Day of Octr: 1763

A Confirmation was held in Dundalk Church by Primate Nucome the 16th Day of June 1795, at which Time upwards of 200 Persons were confirmed. The Revd James Montgomery Rector & the Revd G: Tinley Curate

[The following note was written upside down at the bottom of the minutes for June 2nd, 1806]

May 11th 09 The applotment of 1792 which was contained in sheets removed from hence, was cut out at the request of the meeting held here May 11th 1809, in order to enable them to correct the errors in the Cess of that year, rather than expose the whole record of the parish to risk of loss - & any leaves being loose and liable to loss

E Thackeray Dundalk Church Jas Gillichan J. Clarke Wm Lynagh

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Rectors of Dundalk during the period covered by these minutes (5.10.1748 – 14.10.1806)

John Bowes: installed July 4th, 1728; buried in Dublin, February 15th, 1754

Francis Hamilton: installed July 13th, 1754; died 1783

James Montgomery: installed January 15th, 1784; died August 16th, 1803, aged 76

Elias Thackeray: installed October 20th, 1803; died April 29th, 1853, aged 83

Curates of Dundalk during the same period. Dates correspond to their signatures in the Vestry Book.

Thomas Bowes, already serving in 1748, and until 1772

William Murray from 1773 to 1778

John Pulleine Hawkey from 1779 to 1783

Gervais Tinley from 1785, possibly until 1808

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John Skelton was Master, and from 1754 Head Master, of Dundalk Grammar School; buried January 25th 1767

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