the third day of August in the year of our Lord one thousand seven
hundred and ninety-nine at a Meeting of the Parishioners of Whitton
held in their new Church the seats were appropriated to the Houses by
Lot according to the plan form hereunto annexed and the following
resolutions were passed Nemine contradicente
1. That the churchwardens for time being shall always sit in the North East Corner of No nine.
2. If any of the farmers seats viz. No 5,6,7,9,8 10 should at any time be over filled the Overplus to have full Liberty to sit in another of the numbers which is not fill’d without asking Leave.
3. That the two Freeholders’ seats viz No 12 and 13 shall mutually allow the same privelege to each other and that the five Cottagers’ seats, viz No 2,3,4,14,15 shall always allow the same privilege to each other.
And lastly that any inhabitant of Mr. Goulton’s. Houses in this Parish not mentioned in the plan form above shall have a Right to sit in any of the seats if not full, numbered 1,2,3,4,14,15,16,
hands on the Day and Year above written.
Wm Cookson Vicar, Rich Langton Churchwarden, Saml Butters, Thos Cousins, Thos Walker vice John his father, Joseph Sharpe, John Dobbs, John Laming, John Barley, Joseph Dinsdale, Thos Gell
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