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Meeting No:
and Date
Chairman Venue Guests/Members Subject/Facts Facts Secretary & Stewards
No: 302 2013 His Honour, Judge Gledhill, QC Old Hall, Lincoln's Inn, London Lord Phillips of Worth Matravers He gave a most amusing and entertaining talk mainly about his various experiences as a maritime lawyer and then as a high court judge. R.R.Mullings Sec.
D. Jones Ass.Sec.
Lord Apsley,
R.W.G. Fenton,
P.C. Gillman
M. Gledhill QC,
J.A. Johnson
D. Waring
No: 301 2012 Peter Gillman Army & Navy Club Richard Graham MP He spoke in this Diamond Jubilee Year about the wonderful service given to the Country and Commonwealth by the Queen during her Reign. He went on to say the Sovereign had always enjoyed a long-standing relationship with the City of Gloucester and the Cathedral. D. Jones Ass.Sec.
Lord Apsley,
R.W.G. Fenton,
P.C. Gillman
M. Gledhill QC,
J.A. Johnson
D. Waring
No: 300 2011 Lord Apsley Cirencester Parish Church Admiral of the Fleet Sir Benjamin Bathurst, GCB, ADC, DL
and special guest
Baron of Cirencester Timothy Charles Robert Noel Bentinck 12th Earl of Portland 8th Count (GRAF) Bentinck (Holy Roman Empire) 12th Viscount Woodstock and 12th Baron of Cirencester
The evening commenced in the Assembly Room opposite the Church. After drinks and the AGM the members and guests numbering 202 men walked to the Church with the peal of bells. Trumpeters Steve Bailey & Dominic Cotton started proceedings with a fanfare. Anthony Hammond gave a short organ recital to show off the newly restored organ and then a magnificent dinner was served by Relish. After the meal and election of 17 new members there was a second trumpet fanfare before the speeches. The evening closed with Raymond Fenton on the organ and all singing Jerusalem, before Raymond Fenton played the Sortie in Eb by Lefébure-Wélly.  See Pictures R.R.Mullings Sec.
D. Jones Ass.Sec.
Lord Apsley,
R.W.G. Fenton,
P.C. Gillman
M. Gledhill QC,
J.A. Johnson
D. Waring
No: 299 2010 Raymond Fenton Painter's Hall Lord Paul Tyler He recalled events from his childhood, his career and his eventual election as Liberal Democratic Member of Parliament for North Cornwall. He spoke on his memories of canvassing and his time as an MP. In 2005 he was “pushed upstairs” to the House of Lords. R.R.Mullings Sec.
D. Jones Ass.Sec.
Lord Apsley,
R.W.G. Fenton,
P.C. Gillman
M. Gledhill QC,
 J.A. Johnson
D. Waring
No: 298 2009 Derek Waring The King's Head Hotel, Cirencester Henry Elwes Lord Lieutenant for Gloucestershire The work of the Queen's personal representative in the county of Gloucestershire R.R.Mullings Sec.
D. Jones Ass.Sec.
Lord Apsley,
R.W.G. Fenton,
P.C. Gillman
J.A. Johnson
D. Waring
No: 297  2008
15th May
His Honour, Judge Gledhill, QC Old Hall, Lincoln's Inn, London Lord McGregor He referred to various links between his home county of Norfolk and Gloucestershire not least agriculture, and both counties being jealous of their history. He remembered that when fighting his first parliamentary constituency election, he was well aware that you could not be accepted within the county of Norfolk for at least twenty years; he referred to the speed with which conditions in the agricultural community had changed and instanced the Government White Paper of 2006 when food security had not been an issue whereas now it was a major concern by reason, for example, of drought in Australia and growth of crops for bio-fuels; he noted there was now huge potential for the agricultural economy and it was vital that land available for agriculture was not wasted. R.R.Mullings Sec.
D. Jones Ass.Sec.
Lord Apsley,
R.W.G. Fenton,
P.C. Gillman
J.A. Johnson
D. Waring
No: 296  2007
17th May
James Johnson East India Club Dr. Neil Soni
Honorary Clin. Senior Lecturer Imperial College London, Division of Surgery, Oncology, Reproductive Biology and Anaesthetics
He spoke with much humour about his experiences in hospitals and with the National Health Service The chairman paid tribute to Mr John Jefferies who had recently died having just had his 100th birthday. R.R.Mullings Sec.
Lord Apsley,
R.W.G.Fenton, P.C.Gillman
M. Gledhill QC, J.A.Johnson
D. Waring
No: 295  2006
18th May
Lord Apsley Cavalry & Guards Club Maj. Gen. Robin Grist, CB, OBE. He spoke about his work with a large number of business support organisations in the county of Gloucestershire, but bemoaned increasing bureaucracy and red tape. He stressed that Cirencester was placed perfectly, geographically, in beautiful countryside and urged those living in and around the town to make the most of the facilities available Geoffrey Clifton-Brown, MP, paid tribute to former Clerk to the Society, John Mullings, who had recently died having been a member since 1947 and was father of the present Clerk, Richard Mullings R.R.Mullings Sec.
Lord Apsley,
R.W.G.Fenton, P.C.Gillman
M. Gledhill QC, J.A.Johnson
No: 294  2005
26th May
Raymond Fenton Apothecaries' Hall,
Blackfriars Lane,
London
Guest speaker,  Sam Butler

Elizabeth Lester a recipient of a Bursary from the Society accompanied by her father Richard Lester played pieces on the Flute and Recorder before dinner.

 An active member of the CountrysideAlliance Sam Butler emphasised the necessity to protect the environment,the livelihoods of the farming community and those associated with huntingand other countryside pursuits.
Following an appeal made by Peter Ralstonmembers agreed to contribute £500 towards the cost of re-roofing St JohnsHospital in Spitalgate Lane, Cirencester. Estimated cost of work £75000
 
R.R.Mullings Sec.
Lord Apsley, P.C.Gillman
M. Gledhill QC, J.A.Johnson, R.W.G.Fenton, D.Waring
Replying to the traditional toast of ' themaids, wives and widows of the ancient town of Cirencester' Church WardenDouglas Gunary described restoration work required in the Parish Churchincluding new flooring, heating system and re-building of the FatherWillis Organ. He called on the Society to consider their support for anappeal to be launched soon. 73 members and guests dined, 8 new memberselected.
No: 293  2004
7th May
Derek Waring Royal Agricultural College, Cirencester Professor David Leaver, Principal of R.A.C. History of Royal Agricultural College, its contribution to farming, modern developments at the College   R.R.Mullings Sec.
M.Gledhill QC, J.A.Johnson,
R.W.G.Fenton, D.Waring,
P.C.Gillman
No: 292   2003
15th May
Michael Gledhill QC Old Hall, Lincoln's Inn, London Lord Brennan of Bibury QC     R.R.Mullings Sec.
M.Gledhill QC, J.A.Johnson,
R.W.G.Fenton, D.Waring,
P.C.Gillman
No: 291   2002
16th May
James Johnson Royal Automobile Club, Pall Mall, London Mr. George Philips History of Royal Automobile Club and its building in Pall Mall   R.R.Mullings Sec.
M.Gledhill QC, J.A.Johnson,
R.W.G.Fenton, D.Waring,
P.C.Gillman
No:  290   2001
17th May
Raymond Fenton Tallow Chandlers Hall, Dowgate Hill, London Dr. John Paddock, Curator of Corinium Museum Corinium Museum and its development over the years. Details of current appeal to fund major extensions to museum, due to open in 2004.   R.R.Mullings Sec.
R.W.G.Fenton,
J.A.Johnson,
D.Waring
No: 289   2000
11th May
Raymond Fenton Merchant Taylor's Hall, Threadneedle Street, London Major Steve Gibson His experiences as a special intelligence officer in the British Army working in Berlin during the period prior to and after the fall of the Berlin Wall Raymond Fenton gave an organ recital before dinner R.R.Mullings Sec.
R.W.G.Fenton,
J.A.Johnson,
P.C.Gillman, 
D.Waring
No: 288   1999
14th May
Derek Waring Royal Agricultural College, Cirencester Rear Admiral David Bawtree R.N. Retd. The Gloriana project as a Royal Sail Training Ship for young people   R.R.Mullings Sec.
R.W.G.Fenton,
J.A.Johnson,
P.C.Gillman, 
D.Waring
No: 287   1998
14th May
James Johnson Royal Automobile Club, Pall Mall, London Mr. Lawrence Clegg His move from Surrey and life in the Cotswolds. His experiences as a keen glider pilot   R.R.Mullings Sec.
R.W.G.Fenton,
J.A.Johnson,
P.C.Gillman,
D.Waring
No: 286   1997
15th May
Peter Gillman Tallow Chandlers Hall, Dowgate Hill, London Col. J.A.Clarke Reminiscences of his childhood in Cirencester and dramatic changes that had taken place with closure of so many family businesses on return from his Army career in the Royal Artillery Regiment. His experiences in Malaya, Vietnam, Brunei, Belize and with the Gurkhas in Hong Kong   R.R.Mullings Sec.
R.W.G.Fenton,
J.A.Johnson,
P.C.Gillman,
D.Waring
No: 285   1996
23rd May
Michael Ingram O.B.E. The Old Refectory, University College, London Professor Michael Oakeshott His work in connection with universities in this country and those in Czechoslovakia and Hungary. He mentioned the sponsorship of students by the Society for various training courses   R.R.Mullings Sec.
R.W.G.Fenton,
J.A.Johnson,
P.C.Gillman,
M.W.Ingram O.B.E.
No: 284   1995
26th May
Raymond Fenton Kings Head Hotel, Cirencester Brigadeer Nigel Haines O.B.E., C.B.E. He talked about an organisation he worked for called Fairbridge which gave support to young people in inner cities   R.R.Mullings Sec.
R.W.G.Fenton,
M.W.Ingram O.B.E.,
J.A.Johnson,
D.Waring
No: 283   1994
19th May
James Johnson Royal Automobile Club, Pall Mall, London Mr. Johnathan Shaw A barrister. He referred to his experiences as counsel for the defence in the UK and Hong Kong. Comparison of historical connection between the western world and the far east over the last 500 years Secretary reported that on 2nd February 1994 Charity Commission had agreed that John Edmonds Charity was to be administered by the Trustees for the time being of Powells Educational Foundation R.R.Mullings Sec.
R.W.G.Fenton,
M.W.Ingram O.B.E.,
J.A.Johnson,
D.Waring
No: 282   1993
27th May
M.W.Ingram O.B.E. The Lansdowne Club, London Rev, Adam Ford His long association with Cirencester, for five years as a curate attached to the Parish Church. Is now Chaplain to St. Paul's Girl's School in London. The extensive links between London and Cirencester. Importance of parental role in bringing up children in conjunction with members of the teaching profession.   R.R.Mullings Sec.
R.W.G.Fenton,
M.W.Ingram O.B.E.,
J.A.Johnson,
D.Waring
No: 281   1992
12th May
Anthony Cripps QC The Law Society, London Mr. Geoffrey Clifton-Brown M.P. The future of the John Edmonds Charity and the Cirencester Society in London Mr John Mullings had resigned after many years as secretary. His son, Richard Mullings elected as secretary. All stewards had resigned except M.W.Ingram. R.Fenton, J.A.Johnson, D.Waring elected as stewards R.R.Mullings Sec.
J.E.Jefferies,
M.W.Ingram,
Lord Bathurst,
M.A.L.Cripps
No: 280   1991
14th May
J.E.Jefferies Waldorf Hotel, Aldwych, London Major General R.A.Grist As Colonel of Gloucestershire Regiment he mentioned its formation as North & South Gloucestershire Regiments in 1782. His appointment and experiences as Head of the Army Air Corps.   C.R.Mullings Sec.
Lord Bathurst,
M.A.L.Cripps,
M.W.Ingram
No: 279   1990
22nd May
M.W.Ingram O.B.E. Drapers Hall, London Mr Howard Phelps As chairman of the Board of Governors he spoke about the Cirencester Tertiary College. He mentioned his admiration of those who through the medium of the Niccol Centre and Cirencester Workshops provide such a service to the town.   C.R.Mullings Sec.
Lord Bathurst,
M.W.Ingram
J.E Jefferies
No: 278   1989
16th May
M.A.L.Cripps Brooks's Club, St.James, London Mr Alan Hall Current political systems in Burma   C.R.Mullings Sec.
M.A.L.Cripps,
J.E.Jefferies
M.W.Ingram
No: 277   1988
11th April
Lord Bathurst The Cholmondeley Room, House of Lords Mr Kenneth Dale Cotswold architecture, past, present and projected. Viewed through the eyes of a structural engineer   C.R.Mullings Sec.
Lord Bathurst,
J.E.Jefferies
No: 276   1987
18th May
J.E.Jefferies Cavalry & Guards Club, Piccadilly, London Colonel Hills His Army career including his command of a squadron of the 17th/21st Lancers in Libya when Colonel Gadafi came to power. His command of the Royal Wessex Yeomanry incorporating the Royal Gloucestershire Hussars. The importance of the Territorial Army   C.R.Mullings Sec.
Sir David Stephens K.C.B., C.V.O.
No: 275   1986
16th May
M.W.Ingram O.B.E. Royal Agricultural College, Bathurst Wing, Cirencester Provost Ian D.Neill As former Chaplain General of the Forces he referred to his meeting with the Chairman 46 years previously when he had been with the 9th Infantry Brigade after Dunkirk. The work of John Edmonds Charity and Stewards of C.S.I.L. over the centuries providing help to Cirencester boys and girls.   C.R.Mullings Sec.
Lord Bathurst,
J.E.Jefferies,
M.W.Ingram,
Sir David Stephens K.C.B., C.W.O.
No: 274   1985
21st May
M.A.L. Cripps C.B.E., D.S.O., T.D., Q.C. Parliament Room, Middle Temple Hall, London Mr. T.Mowat Magnificence and some history of Middle Temple Hall In proposing toast to guests Mr Peter Ralston as Church Warden thanked Society for their contribution of £1500 towards cost of re-gilding the two faces of the Parish Curch clock. (Amounted to £25 per member) C.R.Mullings Sec.
Lord Bathurst,
M.A.L.Cripps,
M.W.Ingram
J.E.Jefferies,
Sir David Stephens K.C.B., C.W.O.
No: 273   1984
23rd May
Sir David Stephens K.C.B., C.V.O. Brooks's Club, St. James, London The Very Rev. Dean of Winchester. Michael Stancliffe The universal language of great architecture and music. Magnificence of Cirencester Parish Church and Church music more easily understood than the written or spoken word.   C.R.Mullings Sec.
Sir David Stephens K.C.B., C.W.O.
M.A.L.Cripps
J.E.Jefferies,
 
No: 272   1983
10th May
Lord Bathurst The Cholmondeley Room, House of Lords Mr Patterson As a past president of the American Bar Association in Richmond, Virginia, he spoke of the close ties which had always existed between the State of Virginia and England from the days of the virgin Queen Elizabeth after whom the State of Virginia was named.   C.R.Mullings Sec.
Lord Bathurst,
M.A.L.Cripps,
M.W.Ingram
J.E.Jefferies,
Sir David Stephens K.C.B., C.W.O.
No: 271   1982
11th May
Mr J.E.Jefferies Dukes Hotel, St. James Place, London Father O'Donnell The historical traditions of the Church and possibility of change. Mr Derek Waring proposed toast to guests and said cost of dinner in 1971 was £6.30 with petrol 35p per gallon. At Pauls Head Tavern in 1788 cost of dinner was 4 shillings each. C.R.Mullings Sec.
Lord Bathurst,
M.A.L.Cripps,
M.W.Ingram
Sir David Stephens K.C.B., C.W.O.
No: 270   1981
27th May
Mr M.W.Ingram Army & Navy Club, London Sir Colin Crowe K.C.M.G. His recollections of diplomatic instances in China, Canada and elsewhere. His appointment as United Kingdom representative at the United Nations in New York   M.A.L.Cripps,
M.W.Ingram,
J.E.Jefferies,
Sir David Stephens K.C.B., C.W.O.
No: 269   1980
6th May
Mr M.A.L. Cripps C.B.E., D.S.O., T.D., Q.C. Brooks's Club, London Mr H.H.Munroe Q.C. Recorded in the Minutes:-
"Mr Munroe replied on behalf of the guests and having delivered an outstanding example of a good after dinner speech (which for that reason does not call for report at length), he proposed the toast to the Society".
  C.R.Mullings Sec.
M.A.L.Cripps,
M.W.Ingram,
J.E.Jefferies,
Sir David Stephens K.C.B., C.W.O.
No: 268   1979
8th May
Sir David Stephens K.C.B., C.V.O. Brooks's Club, London Sir John Cripps, Chairman of the Countryside Commission History of Cirencester as "Capital of the Cotswolds", from being the largest of the wool towns to the present day development of the Water Park and the importance of protecting our villages.   C.R.Mullings Sec.
J.E.Jefferies,
Sir David Stephens K.C.B., C.W.O.
No: 267   1978
16th May
Lord Bathurst The Cholmondeley Room, House of Lords Mr D.Saunders From the Minutes:-
"The toast to the guests was proposed by Mr R.D.Evans to whom Mr D. Saunders replied."
  C.R.Mullings Sec.
M.A.L.Cripps,
J.E.Jefferies,
Sir David Stephens,
Lord Bathurst
No: 266   1977
11th May
Mr J.E.Jefferies Brooks's Club, London Sir Colin Goad K.C.M.G. From the Minutes:-
The toast to the guests was proposed by Mr Seddon Cripps to whom Sir Colin made a paticularly interesting and witty reply".
  C.R.Mullings Sec.
Sir David Stephens,
M.A.L.Cripps,
M.W.Ingram
J.E.Jefferies,
 
No: 265   1976
18th May
Mr M.W. Ingram Claridges, London Lord Foot Lord Foot thanked Mr Jefferies for his remarks when proposing the toast and then proposed a toast to the Society.   C.R.Mullings Sec.
Sir David Stephens,
J.E.Jefferies,
M.W.Ingram
No: 264   1975
6th May
Mr Anthony Cripps C.B.E., D.S.O., T.D., Q.C. Kings Head Hotel, Cirencester Mr D.L. Leadbeater Canon Hill, Vicar of Cirencester proposed toast to the guests to which Mr Leadbeater replied. Alteration to Rule 2 of Society approved C.R.Mullings Sec.
M.W.Ingram,
J.E.Jefferies,
Sir David Stephens,
Mr Anthony.Cripps
No: 263   1974
14th May
Sir David Stephens K.C.B., C.V.O. The Cholmondeley Room, House of Lords Lord Mancroft Mr J.Callaghan proposed the toast to the guests. In replying to the toast Lord Mancroft spoke characteristically in the manner of one of the finest after-dinner speakers in the Country. Mr M.W.Ingram and Mr J.E.Jefferies were elected stewards C.R.Mullings Sec.
Lord Bathurst,
M.A.L.Cripps,
Sir David Stephens
No: 262   1973
15th May
Lord Bathurst The Cholmondeley Room, House of Lords Mr A.Holloway Toast to guests proposed by Cmdr. Bathurst, "A courteous reply was given by Mr Holloway.   C.R.Mullings Sec.
Lord Bathurst,
M.A.L.Cripps,
Sir David Stephens
No: 261   1972
9th May
Mr Anthony Cripps C.B.E., D.S.O., T.D., Q.C. Parliament Room, Middle Temple, London Mr R.W.G.Fenton Toast to guests proposed by Mr O.J.Voelker to whom Mr R.W.G.Fenton who had been elected as a member of the Society that evening replied. Raymond Fenton elected as a member C.R.Mullings Sec.
Mr Anthony.Cripps,
Sir David Stephens
No: 260   1971
11th May
Sir David Stephens K.C.B., C.V.O. The Cholmondeley Room, House of Lords Admiral Sir Frank Twiss K.C.B., D.S.C. gentleman usher of the Black Rod Admiral Sir Frank Twiss proposed the toast to the Society Mr J.Callaghan reported that the Parliament Clock, a gift from the Society to the Grammar School, had been rehung in the newly completed Sixth Form Block at the Deer Park School. Mr R.R.Mullings elected as a member C.R.Mullings Sec.
Sir David Stephens,
Lord Bathurst
No: 259   1970
12th May
Lord Bathurst The Cholmondeley Room, House of Lords Mr Maurice McMillan M.P. Toasts to guests proposed by M.W.Ingram. "In a memorably witty speech, Mr McMillan replied on behalf of the guests". Mr Colin French, Col. Sivewright and James Eykyn as members. Chairman reported with regret the death of Mr B.B. Gillman. C.R.Mullings Sec.
Lord Bathurst,
Sir David Stephens,
Anthony Cripps
No: 258   1969
20th May
Mr Anthony Cripps C.B.E., D.S.O., T.D., Q.C. Middle Temple Mr Justice Lloyd-Jacob Toast proposed by Mr Seddon Cripps. Sir George related many instances when in the course of the precedding 300 years the paths of Cirencester men & members of CSIL had led to the Middle Temple Col. M.St. J.V.Gibbs and Derek Waring, clerk to C.U.D.C. elected as members. C.R.Mullings Sec.
Lord Bathurst,
Sir David Stephens
No: 257   1968
21st May
Sir David Stephens K.C.B., C.V.O. The Cholmondeley Room, House of Lords Mr J.Eykyn Toast proposed by Canon Michael Stancliffe. The reply was given by Mr J.Eykyn. Under Paragraph (k) of Rule 2. Headmaster of Cirencester Grammar School as a member. School had ceased to exist so proposed to delete word Grammar from rule. C.R.Mullings Sec.
Lord Bathurst,
M.A.L.Cripps
No: 256   1967
6th June
Lord Bathurst The Cholmondeley Room, House of Lords Dr G.R. Parry "Toast proposed by Mr C.R.Mullings. Reply given by Dr G.R.Parry. J.B.Voelcker, M.J.Bowman-Vaughan, Peter Gillman, Brian Edgington, Richard Reece (3 organists) proposed for membership. C.R.Mullings Sec.,
Sir David Stephens
No: 255   1966
24th May
Mr Anthony Cripps International Sportsmens' Club, Upper Grosvenor Street, London R.P.Voelcker Toast to guests proposed by J.E.Jefferies, the reply was given by Mr R.P.Voelcker. Chairman reported the death of Sir Harry Vaisey, Father of the Club & author of its history. Had been a member for 67 years. Long service as a steward and treasurer for 31 years. C.R.Mullings Sec.
Lord Bathurst,
Sir David Stephens
No:254   1965
13th July
Sir David Stephens Quaglino's Restaurant, Bury Street, London Mr Robin Wainwright The health of the guests was proposed by Mr P.C.Sanders to whom Mr Robin Wainwright replied Toast to the Society given by Mr Oliver Barnett the Judge Advocate General C.R.Mullings Sec.
Mr Anthony Cripps
No: 253   1964
29th April
Lord Bathurst The Cholmondeley Room, House of Lords Mr P.A.Tucker Health of guests proposed by Nicholas Ridley M.P. The reply given by Mr P.A.Tucker An extensive extract from Wilts & Glos Standard attached to minutes. Mr Wacher gave a detailed account of archaeological and historical research in Cirencester. Mr John Wacher introduced by the Chairman was an eminent archaeologist. C.R.Mullings Sec.,
Mr David Stephens,
Mr Anthony Cripps
No:252   1963
29th May
Mr Anthony Cripps Ladies Annexe of The Law Society Sir Robert Ricketts. Guests included Lord Denning Toast to guests proposed by Mr P.B.G.Miller, the reply given by Sir Robert Ricketts Toast to Society given by Lord Denning, Reply by Lord Bledisloe. Secretary reported the death of Mr W.A.Chestermaster C.R.Mullings Sec.,
Lord Bathurst,
Mr David Stephens
No: 251   1962
3rd May
Mr David Stephens House of Lords Restaurant Mr S.F.Esland Clerk to C.U.D.C. Health of guests proposed by Lord Bathurst, the reply was given by Mr Esland New members. Mr Seddon Cripps proposed by his father, Anthony Cripps, Mr David Westwood proposed by his father Dr Matthew Westwood C.R.Mullings Sec.,
Lord Bathurst,
Mr Anthony Cripps
No: 250   1961
20th June
Lord Bathurst The Cafe Royal, London W1 Dr M.Westwood The guests was proposed by Mr Anthony Cripps, the reply given by Dr Westwood. Secretary reported deaths of:- Mr T.C.Boulton elected in 1936, Mr F.M.P.Cripps elected 1908, Vicount Dunrossil elected 1933, Mr R.F.Harmer elected 1912 and Dr D.W.Lee Browne elected in 1958. The report was received with profound regret. C.R.Mullings Sec.,
Mr David Stephens
No: 249   1960
28th June
Sir Harry Vaisey The Cafe Royal, London W1 The usual toasts were drunk in accordance with the invariable custom of the Society It was agreed that in future years the stewards would act as Chairman for the Annual Meeting in rotation. Secretary recorded death of E.A.Jefferies (elected 1894), William Bevir, E.T.Kingscote, E.V.Anson-Willett, Harold Smith, T.L.Vaisey, Robin Ellett & Jack Gardner. New members:- Nicholas Ridley, Leonard Jones. C.R.Mullings Sec.,
Lord Bathurst,
Mr David Stephens
No: 248   1959
12th May
The Hon Mr Justice Vaisey The Cafe Royal, London W1 The usual toasts were drunk in accordance with the invariable custom of the Society New members elected:- The Hon C.H.L.Bathurst, Anthony L.Cripps DSO, QC, T.J.Jefferies, J.W.Elliott, F.H.Garner Principal of R.A.College C.R.Mullings Sec.,
Lord Bathurst,
Mr David Stephens
No: 247   1958
20th May
The Hon Mr Justice Vaisey The Cafe Royal, London W1 The usual toasts were drunk in accordance with the invariable custom of the Society New members elected:- Mr D.W.Lee-Browne, Mr S.J.O.Logie proposed by his father Mr O.A.Logie C.R.Mullings Sec.,
Lord Bathurst,
Mr David Stephens
No: 246   1957
3rd July
The Hon Mr Justice Vaisey The Cafe Royal, London W1 The usual toasts were drunk in accordance with the invariable custom of the Society It was agreed the Secretary would investigate the possibility of holding meetings earlier in the year. Accounts were approved showing a balance of £113-11-9 held at the bank. New members elected:- C.J.J.O.de la Hey, R.M.O.de la Hey, B.C.G.Elliott, J.R.Gedge, G.E.Godwin, J.W.Moreton, P.C.Sanders, R.G.Wilshere. C.R.Mullings Sec.,
Lord Bathurst,
Mr David Stephens
An extra-ordinary dinner was held on Friday 2nd November
1956 Lord Bathurst Kings Head Hotel, Cirencester The usual toasts were drunk in accordance with the invariable custom of the Society New members elected:- The Rev. D.Vilars, Priest in Charge, Watermoor, The Rev. R.Elphick, Rector of Stratton, Mr K.Caudle, Mr P.D.Fitzgerald, Lt.Col. L.Lloyd, Mr. Ivan Sheppard, The Rev. M.C.G.Sherwood

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No: 245   1956
15th May
The Hon Mr Justice Vaisey The Cafe Royal, London W1 The usual toasts were drunk in accordance with the invariable custom of the Society Rule 2 of Society changed to include the Priest in charge at Watermoor & Rector of Stratton as being eligible for membership of the Society. After discussion and a referendum, 61 members agreed that a dinner be held in Cirencester. Unanimously agreed that any dinner held in Cirencester must be an Extra-Ordinary Dinner C.R.Mullings Sec.,
Lord Bathurst,
Mr David Stephens
No: 244   1955
12th May
The Hon Mr Justice Vaisey The Cafe Royal, London W1 The usual toasts were drunk in accordance with the invariable custom of the Society Discussion took place regarding change to Rule 2. Also possibility of holding a dinner in Cirencester. Agreed a referendum be held. Members elected:- Cadet D.B.Bathurst R.N., Lieut. T.U.Bevir R.N., Rev. Michael stancliffe, Mr M.W.J.Hayes. Among guests were:- R.Gillman, G.Godwin, T.J.Jefferies, J.W.Morton, Ivan Sheppard. C.R.Mullings Sec.,
Lord Bathurst,
Mr David Stephens
No: 243   1954
11th May
The Hon Mr Justice Vaisey The Cafe Royal, London W1 The usual toasts were drunk in accordance with the invariable custom of the Society It was agreed that the price for dinners should for the time being be allowed to remain at £1 per head The Venerable Archdeacon Sutch made reference to the Parish Church and the urgent need of funds to repair the South Porch, commonly known as the Town Hall. Restoration was last carried out in 1908. Also a large amount of money was needed for repairs to the fine "Father Willis Organ". Mr Justice Vaisey said something must be done to raise money for the Church, "and it is up to the Society and Individuals to do it". C.R.Mullings Sec.,
Lord Bathurst,
Mr David Stephens
No: 242   1953
28th April
Major Sir Frederick Cripps D.S.O. The Cafe Royal, London W1 The usual toasts were drunk in accordance with the invariable custom of the Society Agreed that the Hon Sir Harry Bevir Vaisey be appointed steward and to act as Chairman of the Society for the coming year. Agreed that the Rt.Hon. Earl Bathurst and Mr David Stephens be appointed as stewards. Agreed that Mr C.R.Mullings to be Hon. Secretary & Treasurer Among members present were:- Hon. B.L.Bathurst, Group Capt. Peter Bathurst, The Hon. W.R.S.Bathurst, Earl Bathurst (Steward). New members elected:- Mr S.T.J.Turner, Mr G.J.Miller, Mr S.J.P. Rolk. David Stephens. Sec.,
Lord Bathurst
No: 241   1952
17th June
Major Sir Frederick Cripps D.S.O. Charing Cross Hotel, Strand, London The usual toasts were drunk in accordance with the invariable custom of the Society Members notified that charge of £1 per head for dinner was not quite paying for itself. Balance in hand on accounts increased
from £136-6-10d to
£166-5-10d
Agreed 1936 booklet of the Society out of date and to publish a new addition with a separate list of members at a cost of £66. Members & future members would not be asked to pay for copies. New Members elected:- J.Callaghan, B.B.Gillman, J.Pady, P.M.W.Voelcker, D.H.Whiting David Stephens. Sec.,
R.J.Mullings,
Lord Bathurst
No: 240   1951
29th May
Major Sir Frederick Cripps D.S.O. Charing Cross Hotel, Strand, London The usual toasts were drunk in accordance with the invariable custom of the Society Rule 8 amended, "Each Member dining at the Annual Dinner shall contribute the sum of £1 towards the cost of such dinner, (exclusive of drinks), and a like sum in respect of any guest that he may bring with him". Mr R.J.Mullings reported on the Apprentices at present receiving assistance from St. John Edmonds Charity which is administered by stewards of the Society David Stephens. Sec.,
R.J.Mullings
No: 239   1950
17th May
Major Sir Frederick Cripps D.S.O. Charing Cross Hotel, Strand, London The usual toasts were drunk in accordance with the invariable custom of the Society Hon. William Bathurst retired as a steward. Rt. Hon. Earl Bathurst unanimously elected. Chairman reported that Trustees of St. John Edmonds Charity had sold 30 of the 31 Freehold Ground Rents belonging to the Charity in Battersea. The proceeds of £6000 to be invested with approval of Ministry of Education. Grants had been made to 70 apprentices in the previous year. David Stephens. Sec.,
Hon.William Bathurst,
R.J.Mullings
No: 238   1949
24th May
Major Sir Frederick Cripps D.S.O. Charing Cross Hotel, Strand, London The usual toasts were drunk in accordance with the invariable custom of the Society New Members elected:- Lord Oaksey, Lord Parmoor, C.F.Hawkins, Lt.Col. Eric Cole, Mr Owen Matthew Sir Harry Vaisey undertook to consult with the Secretary and investigate possibility of bringing History of Society up to date. David Stephens. Sec.,
R.J.Mullings
No: 237   1948
1st June
Major Sir Frederick Cripps D.S.O. Charing Cross Hotel, Strand, London The usual toasts were drunk in accordance with the invariable custom of the Society Agreed under Rule 8 the charge for dinner would remain at 10/= exclusive of wine for the time being, although it involved some subsidy from the Society's Funds. Among Members who dined was Rt. Hon. W.S.Morrison M.C.K.C., M.P.
New members elected:- Earl Bathurst, Richard Chester Master, A.Belcher, G.H.Collicutt, Capt.E.T.Cripps, W.P.Cripps, J.E.Gardner, P.W.Haydon, Herbert Ingram, M.C.Rhodes
David Stephens. Sec.,
R.J.Mullings
No: 236   1947
1st July
Major Sir Frederick Cripps D.S.O. Charing Cross Hotel, Strand, London The usual toasts were drunk in accordance with the invariable custom of the Society It was reported by the Stewards that all the Society's records had been handed over by M/S Ernest Bevir & Son to M/S Mullings Ellett & Co. including deeds of the Leasehold Property and apprenticeship indentures. Members agreed that property owned by the Society should be sold, but stressed the importance of sealing a good bargain.
New members elected:- R.J.G.Ellett, M.P.S.Gedge, D.Gordon-Clark, Mr Scotford-Harmer, M.Ingram, J.E.Jefferies, G.Henstock, C.R.Mullings, R.A.Sutch, J.H.Wilkinson, H.G.Winstone, J.H.W.Voelcker.
David Stephens Sec.
Vice Admiral Oliver Bevir C.B., C.B.E. Treasurer
R.J.Mullings
Hon. W.R.S. Bathurst

A Special Meeting of the Stewards

Sunday 6th October
1946
Major Sir Frederick Cripps D.S.O. The Gables, Coxwell Street, Cirencester
(1) The present Stewards are Sir F.W.B. Cripps and Mr R.J.Mullings   "Appointment of Stewards and Officers until next A.G.M"
(2) Lord Bathurst for 37 years Chairman and Steward since 1893 had died in September 1943 (1) That Major Sir F.W.B.Cripps and Mr R.J.Mullings be appointed as Srewards
(3) Mr Harold Bevir, Secretary and Assistant Treasurer since 1920 had died in 1944 (2) That the Rt.Hon.W.R.J.Bathurst a member of the Society should be appointed a steward in the place of his father, the Late Earl
(4) The Hon. Sir H.B.Vaisey had in 1945 been knighted and made a judge of the High Court in view of which he felt he could no longer continue as Treasurer (3) That Mr David Stephens a member of the Society be appointed as Secretary
  (4) That Vice Admiral Oliver Bevir R.N. a member of the Society be appointed as Treasurer in the place of Sir H.B.Vaisey
The holding of the AGM & dinner was discussed. Resolved that the most convenient time for this would be in the Spring or early Summer of 1947.
1940 - 1945 The Second World War        No Meetings Held
No: 235   1939
5th May
The Rt. Hon. Earl Bathurst C.M.G. Hotel Splendide, 105 Piccadilly, London W1 The usual toasts were proposed in accordance with the invariable custom of the Society Congratulations recorded in minutes to Mr H.B.Vaisey K.C. on the Homour of Doctor of Civil Law conferred upon him. New Members elected:- Mr
David Stephens, Mr G.Howard,
Mr M.R.Dunnett
Mr H.B.Vaisey K.L. Treasurer
H.Bevir Asst. Treasurer/Secretary
Maj. Sir F.W.B. Cripps
R.J.Mullings
No: 234   1938
4th May
The Rt. Hon. Earl Bathurst C.M.G. Hotel Splendide, 105 Piccadilly, London W1 The usual toasts were proposed in accordance with the invariable custom of the Society The Hon. Treasurer's account for year ending 31/1/1938 showing a balance of £43-3-9d was approved. Reported that the further donation of £25-0-0 to the Cirencester Museum had been made. Mr H.B.Vaisey K.L. Treasurer
H.Bevir Asst. Treasurer/Secretary
Maj. Sir F.W.B. Cripps
R.J.Mullings
No: 233   1937
27th April
The Rt. Hon. Earl Bathurst C.M.G. Dyers Hall, Dowgate Hill, London The usual toasts were proposed in accordance with the invariable custom of the Society Reported that £25 had been donated to Cirencester Museum and a further payment of £25 was to be made. Society's guest was Mr R.H.Rothwell, senior member of the Court of the Dyers 36 of the apprentices attended the meeting and were addressed by the Rt. Hon. Earl Bathurst and afterwards received half a crown each and a glass of port. Mr H.B.Vaisey K.L. Treasurer
H.Bevir Asst. Treasurer/Secretary
Maj. Sir F.W.B. Cripps
R.J.Mullings
No: 232   1936
1st May
The Rt. Hon. Earl Bathurst C.M.G. Hotel Splendide, 105 Piccadilly, London W1 The usual toasts were proposed in accordance with the invariable custom of the Society A letter from Mr E.C.Sewell was read and it was unanimously agreed a donation of £25 be made to the Cirencester Museum next year. New Members:-
Mr H.C.H. Bathurst, Mr George Winstone, Mr T.C. Boulton.
Mr H.B.Vaisey K.L. Treasurer
H.Bevir Asst. Treasurer/Secretary
Maj. Sir F.W.B. Cripps
R.J.Mullings
No: 231   1935
27th March
The Rt. Hon. Earl Bathurst C.M.G. Hotel Splendide, 105 Piccadilly, London W1 The usual toasts were proposed in accordance with the invariable custom of the Society A letter from Commander V.J.Voelcker resigning his membership was read. His resignation was not accepted Mr R. Boutflour Principal of Royal Agricultural College was elected as a member of the Society. Mr H.B.Vaisey K.L. Treasurer
H.Bevir Asst. Treasurer/Secretary
Maj. Sir F.W.B. Cripps
R.J.Mullings
No: 230   1934
11th April
Major Sir W.E.B.Cripps D.S.O. Hotel Splendide, 105 Piccadilly, London W1 The usual toasts were proposed in accordance with the invariable custom of the Society New Rules of the Society had been published, approved by and copies circulated to each member New Members elected:- Mr Anthony Bidulph Mr.J.W.W.Cripps, Mr William Chester Master, Cmdr. J.B.Heath, Mr J.L.Vaisey Mr H.B.Vaisey K.L. Treasurer
H.Bevir Asst. Treasurer/Secretary
Maj. Sir F.W.B. Cripps
R.J.Mullings
No: 229   1933
15th March
The Rt. Hon. Earl Bathurst C.M.G. Hotel Splendide, 105 Piccadilly, London W1 The usual toasts were proposed in accordance with the invariable custom of the Society Reported to members that the Honour of a Knighthood had been conferred on Major Sir F.W.R.Cripps D.S.O. Members sent their congratulations to Sir Frederick Cripps with wishes for a speedy return to good health following his recent accident. Proposed new rules were discussed, these to be approved at the next meeting. Mr H.B.Vaisey K.L. Treasurer
H.Bevir Asst. Treasurer/Secretary
Maj. Sir F.W.B. Cripps
R.J.Mullings
No: 228   1932
16th March
The Rt. Hon. Earl Bathurst C.M.G. Hotel Splendide, 105 Piccadilly, London W1 The usual toasts were proposed in accordance with the invariable custom of the Society Reported that Hon. Treasurer's accounts for year ending 31st January 1932 showed a balance of £97-19-2d Investments were £1100 India 3½% stock and £163 3½% Conversion Stock Four new members elected:-
Mr W. West, Mr E.J. Clarke, Mr T.C.Gouldsmth,
Mr R.J.Stiles
Mr H.B.Vaisey K.L. Treasurer
H.Bevir Asst. Treasurer/Secretary
Maj. Sir F.W.B. Cripps
R.J.Mullings
No: 227   1931
12th February
The Rt. Hon. Earl Bathurst C.M.G. Hotel Metropole, Northumberland Avenue, London WC2 The usual toasts were proposed in accordance with the invariable custom of the Society Resolved that a message of congratulation be sent to the Hon. Sir R.Stafford Cripps on his appointment as Solicitor General One new member elected:- Mr Lawrence Plumbridge Mr H.B.Vaisey K.L. Treasurer
H.Bevir Asst. Treasurer/Secretary
Maj. Sir F.W.B. Cripps
R.J.Mullings
No: 226   1930
20th February
The Rt. Hon. Earl Bathurst C.M.G. Hotel Metropole, Northumberland Avenue, London WC2 The usual toasts were proposed in accordance with the invariable custom of the Society A letter received from the new Bowling Club in Cirencester asking if the Society could make a donation to the Club. With great reluctance, application refused. Society did not wish to create a precedent making it impossible to refuse similar applications in the future, New members elected:-
Mr R.W.Jefferies, Mr J.W.H.Cripps
Mr H.B.Vaisey K.L. Treasurer
H.Bevir Asst. Treasurer/Secretary
Maj. Sir F.W.B. Cripps
R.J.Mullings
No: 225   1929
20th February
The Rt. Hon. Earl Bathurst C.M.G. Savoy Hotel, Strand, London WC2 The usual toasts were proposed in accordance with the ancient custom of the Society Agreed to record in minute book the honour bestowed on Sir William Llewelyn R.A. A native of Cirencester, on his election as President of the Royal Academy. Also recorded, The Society viewed with great satisfaction the distinction that Mr W.R.Hammond had brought to the country in the Test Matches. Mr Hammond had lived for many years in the town. Was a pupil and had learned his Cricket at Cirencester Grammar School. Mr H.B.Vaisey Treasurer
Mr H.Bevir Asst. Treasurer/Secretary
Maj. F.W.B. Cripps
Mr R.J.Mullings
No: 224   1928
15th February
The Rt. Hon. Earl Bathurst C.M.G. Criterion Restaurant, Piccadilly Circus, London W1 The usual toasts were proposed in accordance with the ancient custom of the Society Members accepted with regret resignation of Mr E.C.Sewell as a steward Chairman reported result of referendum on the question of the introduction of an annual subscription:
27 members for
42 against
3 neutral
no reply from 24.
Membership reduced from 96 to 85 due to resignations
Mr H.B.Vaisey Treasurer
Mr H.Bevir Asst. Treasurer/Secretary
Maj. F.W.B. Cripps
Mr R.J.Mullings
No: 223   1927
16th February
The Rt. Hon. Earl Bathurst C.M.G. Criterion Restaurant, Piccadilly Circus, London W1 The usual toasts were proposed in accordance with the ancient custom of the Society Hon Treasurer's accounts for year ending 31st January 1927 showed a balance in hand of £65-14-10d. Investments £1100 India 3½% stock, £103 3½% conversion stock. Decided a referendum be held on resolution regarding subscriptions last year. New members elected:-
The Hon.William Bathurst
The Hon. Ralph Bathurst
M.O.A.Harker
Mr H.B.Vaisey Treasurer
Mr H.Bevir Asst. Treasurer/Secretary
Maj. F.W.B. Cripps
Mr E.C.Sewell
No: 222 1926
10th February
The Rt. Hon. Earl Bathurst C.M.G. Criterion Restaurant, Piccadilly Circus, London W1 The usual toasts were proposed in accordance with the ancient custom of the Society Resolution proposed by Mr W. Scotford Harmer:- "That every member be required to pay an annual subscription of ten shillings. The sum realised to be applied towards the cost of the annual dinner. Such portion of the balance of the dinner bill as the stewards think fit to be paid out of the funds of the Society. That any member becoming two years in arrears in his subscription, his name to be removed from the books of the Society, after being given a final notice affording him a month within which to pay the sum due from him." Chairman suggested this matter be adjourned for a year so that members have more time to consider it. New members elected:-
Mr Peter Bathurst
Mr A.W.Vaisey
Mr O.J.Voelcker
Dr H.L.H.W.Green
Mr H.Harmen
Mr Dennis Moss
M.W.H.Smith
Mr R.J.Cripps
Mr H.B.Vaisey Treasurer
Mr H.Bevir Asst. Treasurer/Secretary
Maj. F.W.B. Cripps
Mr E.C.Sewell
No: 221   1925
11th February
The Rt. Hon. Earl Bathurst C.M.G. Constitutional Club Northumberland Avenue, London WC2 The usual toasts were proposed in accordance with the invariable custom of the Society Reported that members had subscribed £12 for a wedding present to Miss Freda Cripps. Miss Freda Cripps' letter of thanks was read. New members elected:-
Mr H.J.Tovey
Capt.R.C.Fowler
Lt.P.C. Voelcker RN
Lt.V.J. Voelcker RN
Mr H.B.Vaisey Treasurer
Mr H.Bevir Asst. Treasurer/Secretary
Maj. F.W.B. Cripps
Mr E.C.Sewell
No: 220   1924
13th February
The Rt. Hon. Earl Bathurst C.M.G. Constitutional Club Northumberland Avenue, London WC2 The usual toasts were proposed in accordance with the invariable custom of the Society Desire of members to make a wedding gift to Lord Apsley put forward by Major F.W.B.Cripps. Lord Bathurst expressed his wish not to take part in discussion. It was discussed as to giving an independent personal present or a donation to Cirencester Town. Unanimously agreed on a donation of five guineas to the Cirencester Town Fund. New members elected:-
The Rev. L.Westmacott
Mr J.Fraser, Headmaster Cirencester Grammar School
Dr.H.T.W.Adams
Mr H.B.Vaisey Treasurer
Mr H.Bevir Asst. Treasurer/Secretary
Maj. F.W.B. Cripps
Mr E.C.Sewell
No: 219   1923
21st February
The Rt. Hon. Earl Bathurst C.M.G. Savoy Hotel, Strand, London WC2 The usual toasts were proposed in accordance with the invariable custom of the Society Reported that a donation of £25 had been made towards the fund for restarting The Royal Agricultural College New members:-
Lt.Cmdr.D.Bevir
Maj. Fritz Cole
Mr H.J.Clappen
Mr H.B.Vaisey Treasurer
Mr H.Bevir Asst. Treasurer/Secretary
Maj. F.W.B. Cripps
Mr E.C.Sewell
No: 218   1922
8th February
The Rt. Hon. Earl Bathurst C.M.G. Criterion Restaurant, Piccadilly Circus, London W1 The usual toasts were proposed in accordance with the invariable custom of the Society A donation of £50 had been made towards the War Memorial Annexe to Cirencester Hospital   Mr H.B.Vaisey Treasurer
Mr H.Bevir Asst. Treasurer/Secretary
Maj. F.W.B. Cripps
Mr E.C.Sewell
No: 217   1921
16th February
The Rt. Hon. Earl Bathurst C.M.G. Cafe Royal, Regent Street The usual toasts were proposed in accordance with the invariable custom of the Society Reported the accounts for the year 1920 showed a balance of £110-1-1d. Investments:- £1100 3½% India Stock, £100 National War Bonds £2-19-6d had been refunded to the Society in respect of the balance of Five Guineas paid for drawing lessons for Miss Harmer Mr H.B.Vaisey Treasurer
Mr H.Bevir Asst. Treasurer/Secretary
Maj. F.W.B. Cripps
Mr E.C.Sewell
No: 216   1920
11th February
The Rt. Hon. Earl Bathurst C.M.G. Connaught Rooms, Great Queen Street The usual toasts were proposed in accordance with the invariable custom of the Society The minutes of the meeting held on the 11th day of February 1914 were read and confirmed Following payments made by Stewards:-
£5-5-0d to Miss Harmer
£2-2-0d to Mr Ashby
Mr H.B.Vaisey Treasurer
Mr H.Bevir Asst. Treasurer/Secretary
Earl Bathurst
Mr E.C.Sewell
No Meetings 1915 - 1919    The First World War 1914 - 1918
No: 215   1914
11th February
The Rt. Hon. Earl Bathurst C.M.G. Cafe Royal, Regent Street The usual toasts were proposed in accordance with the invariable custom of the Society Reported there were 30 apprentices on the books of John Edmonds Charity of which 7 approved since last meeting. Letter from Bingham Library acknowledging receipt of bound copy of "George Ridlers Oven", presented to Society by Mr E.C.Sewell and by Society to Library with consent of Mr Sewell. Deaths of 4 old and distinguished members reported:-
Mr Harry Bevir
Sir Trevor Lawrence
Mr Robert Ellett
Mr Daniel Bingham
A portrait of Mr Robert Ellett painted by Hugh Riviere was to be hung in the Hall of the Law Institution. It  was hoped a replica could be presented to Mrs Ellett.
Reported the King had been pleased to confer the honour of a Peerage on Sir C.A.Cripps.
Mr E. Bevir Treasurer
Earl Bathurst
Col. T.W.Chester Master
Mr E.C.Sewell
No: 214   1913
12th February
The Rt. Hon. Earl Bathurst C.M.G. Cafe Royal, Regent Street The usual toasts were proposed in accordance with the invariable custom of the Society Reported there were 17 apprentices on the books of John Edmonds Charity with 12 applicants pending. New members:-
Hon.L.Bathurst
Dr G.Bevir
Professor J.A.Davis
E.J.Kingscote
J.H.Legg
G.M.Vaisey
Mr E. Bevir Treasurer
Earl Bathurst
Col. T.W.Chester Master
Mr E.C.Sewell
No: 213   1912
14th February
The Rt. Hon. Earl Bathurst C.M.G. Cafe Royal, Regent Street No toasts mentioned in minutes Reported there were 19 apprentices on books of John Edmonds Charity with 6 applicants pending.
A proposal to change the day of the AGM and Dinner was not carried.
New members elected:-
The Rev.G.S.Bevir
Mr H.Bevir
Mr R.Bevir
Mr J.Bevir
Mr W.Bevir
Mr T.Harmer
Mr E. Bevir Treasurer
Earl Bathurst
Col. T.W.Chester Master
Mr E.C.Sewell
No: 212   1911
15th February
The Rt. Hon. Earl Bathurst C.M.G. Cafe Royal, Regent Street No toasts mentioned in minutes Resolved that a Chartered Accountant be employed to audit accounts of John Edmonds Charity at an expense not exceeding £2-2-0d a year. Agreed that £31-10-0d be contributed towards repairs of the Parish Church, payable £21 in current year and
£10-10-0d next year
Treasurer reported 19 apprentices on books of John Edmonds Charity. Letters were read reporting satisfactory conduct of the apprentices. Resolved that the AGM and Dinner to be held on second Wednesday in February subject to convenience of Chairman. No election of Treasurer or Stewards recorded in the minutes
No: 211   1910
16th February
The Rt. Hon. Earl Bathurst C.M.G. Cafe Royal, Regent Street No toasts mentioned in minutes Resolved that Mr Ridge to continue as Secretary. His salary to be 12 Guineas, payable by 8 Guineas from the Edmonds Charity funds and 4 Guineas from the Society's own funds Reported by Treasurer he had made provision for depositing the ancient documents of the Society in one of the strong rooms of the Law Society in Chancery Lane. 49 members had subscribed
£23-1-6d towards cost of Memorial Brass in the Parish Church to the late William Flux. The design had been prepared by Guild of Handicraft and approved by the Stewards, Archdeacon Sinclair and the Vicar of Cirencester
Mr E. Bevir Treasurer
Mr Ridge Secretary
Earl Bathurst
Col. Chester Master
Mr E.C.Sewell
No: 210   1909
10th February
The Rt. Hon. Earl Bathurst C.M.G. Holborn Restaurant, 218 High Holborn, London W6 No toasts mentioned in minutes As agreed at last meeting £50 to be donated to Cirencester Town Hall Restoration Fund. Agreed to pay two instalments of £10 now and remainder as soon as funds permit. Reported now 32 apprentices on books of John Edmonds Charity. Letters read on satisfactory conduct of apprentices. It was resolved to record its keen sense of loss on the death of Mr William Flux. He was admitted as a member in 1851 and devoted himself to the interests of the Society. Appointed treasurer in 1860, through his ability and with assistance of the late W.J.Cripps, Society now enjoys income from one third of the property that passed under the will of John Edmonds and represents an income of £190 per annum for apprentiship purposes.
Suggested a permanent memorial to William Flux be provided by the Society.
Mr E. Bevir Treasurer
Earl Bathurst
Col. Chester Master
Mr E.C.Sewell
No: 209   1908
19th February
The Rt. Hon. Earl Bathurst C.M.G. Holborn Restaurant, 218 High Holborn, London W6 No toasts recorded in minutes Treasurer reported 38 apprentices on books of John Edmonds Charity. Letters read reporting satisfactory conduct of apprentices. Resolved that E.C.Sewell be elected as Co-Treasurer. Resolved that Society contribute £50 towards cost of repairs at the Town Hall in five installments of £10 each. Elected as members:-
Mr F.E.Cripps
Mr L.Bevir
Dr H.Marshall
L.Batten K.C.
Col.E.K.Danberry
William Flux Treasurer
Earl Bathurst
No: 208   1907
20th February
The Rt. Hon. Earl Bathurst C.M.G. Holborn Restaurant, 218 High Holborn, London W6 No toasts recorded in minutes Treasurer reported a balance in hand of £100-0-4d and that the last instalment of £10 of the £50 voted towards public improvements in Cirencester at the Annual Dinner in 1903 had been paid. No record of Stewards being elected in minutes. Treasurer reported 38 apprentices on books of John Edmonds Charity. New members elected:-
Mr H.Tovey
Mr H.Bevir
Mr J.M.Loader
Mr C.Cole
William Flux Treasurer
Earl Bathurst
No: 207   1906
14th February
The Rt. Hon. Earl Bathurst C.M.G. Dyers Hall, Dowgate Hill No toasts recorded in minutes Present among guests:-
Arthur Brewin Renjer Warden and G.J.Sutton of the Dyers Hall.
Chairman proposed and it was resolved that the best thanks of the Society be expressed to the Worshipful Company of Dyers for the use of their hall.
44 apprentices on books of John Edmonds Charity William Flux Treasurer
Earl Bathurst
No: 206   1905
15th February
The Rt. Hon. Earl Bathurst C.M.G. Holborn Restaurant, 218 High Holborn, London W6 No toasts recorded in minutes Treasurer proposed and it was agreed the sum of five guineas be voted to provide a Challenge Cup for games at Cirencester Grammar School. Report given on number of apprentices and letters read reporting their satisfactory conduct. Total of 44 apprentices on books of John Edmonds Charity William Flux Treasurer
Earl Bathurst
No: 205   1904
10th February
The Rt. Hon. Earl Bathurst C.M.G. Holborn Restaurant, 218 High Holborn, London W6 No toasts recorded in minutes Col.Chester-Master elected a Steward of the Society. Mr Daniel Bingham at present living in Utrecht, the generous donor of the Bingham Library, elected as a member.   William Flux Treasurer
Earl Bathurst
No: 204   1903
11th February
The Rt. Hon. Earl Bathurst C.M.G. Holborn Restaurant, 218 High Holborn, London W6 No toasts recorded in minutes Resolved that 50 pounds paid in five equal annual instalments be donated to proposed public improvements in Cirencester. Treasurer authorised to provide a new minute book similar to the one which had been in use since 1806. William Flux Treasurer
Earl Bathurst
(From Minute Book 1806 - 1902)
No: 203   1902
7th February
The Rt. Hon. Earl Bathurst C.M.G. Dyers Company, Dowgate Hill No toasts recorded in minutes Proposed by the Chairman, seconded by Col.Chester-Master it was by acclamation resolved that the best thanks of the Society be offered to the Worshipful Company of Dyers for their kindness in allowing the Society the use of their hall. Mr Howard Rawlings elected a member of the Society. Reported 47 apprentices now on the books of John Edmonds Charity. William Flux Treasurer
Earl Bathurst
E.C.Sewell
No: 202   1901
13th February
Mr E.C.Sewell Holborn Restaurant, 218 High Holborn, London W6 No toasts recorded in minutes Resolved that minutes of this meeting do record events of the past year as follows:-
The Lamented Decease of her Gracious and Beloved Majesty Queen Victoria.
The Accession of His Majesty King Edward VII (Whom God Preserve)
The placing of a flagstaff on Cirencester Tower.
That 4th Battalion of the Gloucestershire Regiment of which Earl Bathurst is Colonel and Hon.Ben Bathurst MP an officer (Both members of this Society) has been stationed at St Helena in charge of Boer Prisoners of war.
Treasurer reported a balance in hand of £69-17-11d and 50 apprentices now on books of John Edmonds Charity. William Flux Treasurer
Earl Bathurst
E.C.Sewell
No: 201   1900
14th February
William Fkux, Treasurer Holborn Restaurant, 218 High Holborn, London W6   E.A.Jefferies, G.G.Ellett elected as members
Treasurer reported 56 apprentices now on books of John Edmonds Charity
Resolved the hearty thanks of the Society be accorded to the Treasurer William Flux for his generous gift of the ground leases of 17 houses at Battersea in which John Edmonds Charity is interested in as freeholders. William Flux
E.C.Sewell
Lord Bathurst
No: 200   1899
8th February
The Rt. Hon. Earl Bathurst Dyers Hall, Dowgate Hill 44 members attended 200th meeting of the Society Among guests were:-
A.J.Apthorp Prime Warden of Dyers Company
N.D.Cronin Renter Warden of Dyers Company
Rev.J.Sinclair Vicar of Cirencester
Elected as members:-
Rev.J.Sinclair
T.H.Fowler
C.Bowley
G.H.Harmer
Rev.C.J.Martyn
W.Wearing
H.B.Vaisey
Cheqie for fifth instalment of £10-10-0d in respect of Fire Bell signed.
Vote of thanks recorded to Worshipful Company of Dyers for use of Hall. Members had previously subscribed for objects presented:-
A massive silver bowl inscribed "Presented by the Members of the Cirencester Society in London to William Flux Esquire on the 200th Anniversary Dinner 8th February 1899". To Clement Tudway, a Claret Jug in recognition of his assistance at Cirencester in the arrangements of apprenticeships.
William Flux
Lord Bathurst
E.C.Sewell
No: 199   1898
9th February
The Rt. Hon. Earl Bathurst Holborn Restaurant, 218 High Holborn, London W6 Mr Henry Zachary chairman of Cirencester Urban District Council Mr H.Zackary elected as a member. Treasurer's accounts showed a balance of £82-16-3d. Cheque for fourth instalment of £10-10-0d in respect of Fire Bell signed. Treasurer reported 61 apprentices on books of John Edmonds Charity. William Flux
Lord Bathurst
E.C.Sewell
No: 198   1897
10th February
The Rt. Hon. Earl Bathurst Holborn Restaurant, 218 High Holborn, London W6 Guests included:-
Mr T.O.Mullings
E.J.Allen
J.Stratford
C.Harmer
F.Harmer
All except T.O.Mullings elected as members
Mr R.Daubeny resigned as a steward due to ill health. E.C.Sewell elected to replace him. Resolved that Chairman of CUDC qualified as being a member of the Society. Resolved that current year being commemoration of Her Most Gracious Majesty Queen Victoria the Stewards to organise a gathering at Cirencester in May or June to include Members, Masters of apprentices and apprentices themselves. The Stewards authorised to expend an amount not exceeding ten guineas. William Flux
Lord Bathurst
W.Cripps
E.C.Sewell
No:197   1896
12th February
The Rt. Hon. Earl Bathurst Holborn Restaurant, 218 High Holborn, London W6 Among guests present:-
Rt.Hon.Lord Sherborne
B.Allen
H.R.Cripps
E.W.Cripps
R.W.Ellett
R.J.Mullings
G.S.Paternoster
C.O.H.Sewell
All elected as members.
Letter of thanks received from Archdeacon of Cirencester on behalf of himself and Churchwardens for gift of Fire Bell which had been cast and hung. Bell inscribed as a gift of Society. First instalment of £10-10-0d paid. Events recorded of interest in 1895:-
A son and heir born in Cirencester of Lord Bathurst, a member of CSIL. Hon.Ben Bathurst elected MP for Cirencester Division of Gloucestershire. C.A.Cripps appointed Attorney General to H.R.H. the Prince of Wales. Both members of the Society. He was also elected as MP for Stroud Division of Gloucestershire.
William Flux
Lord Bathurst
W.Cripps
R.Daubeny
No: 196   1895
13th February
The Rt. Hon. Earl Bathurst Holborn Restaurant, 218 High Holborn, London W6 11 members and 3 guests present.
3 guests elected as members:-
R.Allen
L.C.Allen
C.C.Allen
Treasurer reported balance in hand of
£49-9-2d. 50 apprentices on the books of the Society and John Edmonds Charity
Resolved that 50 guineas payable in 5 instalments of 10 guineas for purchase of a Fire Bell to hang in Cirencester Church Tower and to supplement the ancient peel.
Sub-Committee appointed to consider and revise list of members.
William Flux
Earl Bathurst
W.Cripps
R.Daubeny
2nd May 1895 Special meeting of Members held at office of William Flux, 3, East India Avenue, London E.C.
William Cripps Esq. Chairmam
       
No: 195   1894
14th February
The Rt. Hon. Earl Bathurst Ship and Turtle, 130 Leadenhall Street, City of London Hon. Allen Benjamin Bathurst
Sir Owen Kent
Rev. Charles Martyn, Vicar of Daglingworth
The Hon. Allen Benjamin Bathurst elected a member of Society. Treasurer reported a balance in hand of £35-17-1d Treasurer William Flux reported Stewards had appointed nine apprentices during the year William Flux
Earl Bathurst
Wilfred Cripps
Robert Daubeny
No: 194   1893
8th February
Sir Trevor Lawrence Bt. Ship and Turtle, 130 Leadenhall Street, City of London Guests elected as members:-
E.J.Ellett
W.H.Hampton
From minutes:-
"It was resolved that the Society desires to record very sincere refret that Allen Alexander Earl Bathurst long a member of, also long a Steward of and frequently Chairman of the annual dinner of this Society has been removed by death".
Mr E.J.Bevir resigned as a Steward. Resolved that W.Flux, R.Daubeny be re-elected as Steward, and Rt.Hon. the Earl Bathurst and Wilfred Cripps be elected as Stewards. William Flux
Earl Bathurst
Wilfred Cripps
Robert Daubeny
No: 193   1892
10th February
The Rt. Hon. Earl Bathurst Ship and Turtle, 130 Leadenhall Street, City of London No guests present
12 members
Treasurer reported a balance of £13-15-6d and that 48 apprentices were on the books of the Society. 9 new apprentices appointed during the year. Resolved that Society records its sorrow and sympathy with Her Gracious Majesty the Queen, the Prince and Princess of Wales and other members of the Royal Family on the death of His Royal Highness the Duke of Clarence and Avondale. William Flux
Earl Bathurst
E.Bevir
No: 192   1891
18th February
Lord Apsley Ship and Turtle, 130 Leadenhall Street, City of London Guests present elected as members:-
James Stevens
Dr Arthur Francis Voeleker
Treasurer reported a balance of £49-0-6d. Letters read reporting satisfactory conduct of 23 apprentices. 13 new apprentices appointed during the year.

Edgar Blackwell & Ernest Blackwell the two apprentices who attended the meeting received the customary gratuity of 5/=.

William Flux
Earl Bathurst
E.Bevir
No: 191   1890
12th February
The Rt. Hon. Earl Bathurst Ship and Turtle, 130 Leadenhall Street, City of London Guests present elected as members:-
James Rolt
Percy Harmer
J.Rawlins
H.L.Cooke
Treasurer reported a balance in hand of
£52-11-6d and a total of 53 apprentices on the books
Edgar Blackwell & Ernest Blackwell two apprentices attended the meeting and produced letters of good character. Each received customary gratuity of 5/=. William Flux
Earl Bathurst
E.Bevir
No: 190   1889
13th February
Earl Bathurst Ship and Turtle, 130 Leadenhall Street, City of London Mr Edward William Voeleker, only guest elected a member 15 members attended meting. Treasurer reported a balance in hand of £74-3-2d and a total of 48 apprentices on books of the Society Recorded in minutes that Mr Thomas Smith of Cirencester who died on 17th December 1888 did in his will found a charity designated "Smiths Cirencester Poor Charity" and provide for the charity a nett sum of £20,000. An application by Frederick Blackwell, a native of Cirencester, for assistance to go to Canada was refused. Assistance of £10 was paid to Mr H.Hooper, a member of the Society now in reduced circumstances. William Flux
Earl Bathurst
E.Bevir
No: 189   1888
2nd February
Earl Bathurst Ship and Turtle, 130 Leadenhall Street, City of London Mr Thomas Lancelot Croome, only guest and elected a member Treasurer's accounts showed a balance of £108-15-6d. Treasurer reported a total of 47 apprentices on books of the Society Letters were read reporting on satisfactory conduct of 30 apprentices. Stewards had appointed 9 apprentices during year. 4 attended meeting and each received 5/=. The treasurer reported a notice he had received from Mr W.H.Richmond a former apprentice who was in distress and having handed him one pound which was then directed by the meeting to be allowed in the accounts. William Flux
Earl Bathurst
E.Bevir
No: 188   1887
9th February
Earl Bathurst Ship and Turtle, 130 Leadenhall Street, City of London (1) Earnest Bazley of Hatherop Castle elected a member
(2) W.F.Travers
Treasurer reported a balance of £99-18-0d and a total of 44 apprentices on books of Society Letter read reporting good conduct of 29 apprentices. Henry Blackwell, Arthur Wait, F.E.Lane and Emily C.Blackwell attended the meeting and each received the customary gratuity of 5/=. An apprentice who was seriously ill, Mr Edgar Blackwell was voted a gratuity of five pounds. William Flux
Earl Bathurst
E.Bevir
No: 187   1886
10th February
Earl Bathurst Ship and Turtle, 130 Leadenhall Street, City of London (1) Lord Apsley
(2) A.A.Wood
Both elected as members
19 members attended meeting including C.A.Cripps, H.W.Cripps QC, H.L.Cripps, A.D.Cripps
Treasurer reported a balance in hand of
£101-11-5d. On the motion of the Treasurer it was resolved that as in 1885 several occurrences of especial interest to members of the Society be recorded in the minutes:-
(1) That Lord Apsley came of age
(2) That a member of the Society, the Rt.Hon.Sir Michael Hicks Beach Bart. MP became Chancellor of the Exchequer and Leader of the House of Commons
(3) That Cirencester ceased to be a Borough returning a member of Parliament
(4) That the Eastern Division of Gloucestershire ceased and a new Division called the Cirencester Division was created to return a Member.
William Flux
Earl Bathurst
E.Bevir
No: 186   1885
12th February
Earl Bathurst Ship and Turtle, 130 Leadenhall Street, City of London (1) Mr J.A.Voeleker
(2) Robert Darby
Elected as members
Treasurer reported a balance of £66-6-9d. Treasurer reported that during the year the Stewards had agreed for 1 apprentice from the funds of the Society and 3 apprentices from the funds of John Edmonds Charity. As today's meeting the Stewards had voted premiums in favour of 13 more apprentices Letter read on satisfactory conduct of 20 apprentices, 3 apprentices attended meeting and received customary gratuity of 5/= each William Flux
Earl Bathurst
E.Bevir
No: 185   1884
14th February
Earl Bathurst Dyers Hall, Dowgate Hill, Cannon Street (1) Rt.Hon.Sir Michael Hicks Beach MP
(2) Ven Archdeacon Hayward, Vicar of Cirencester
(3) J.Merriman Treasurer of Wiltshire Society
(4) Renter Warden, Past Warden and Clerk of Dyers Hall
Guests elected as members (1) & (2) above and Mr H.C.Vaisey
Treasurer reported a balance of £56-9-2d and that the Stewards had appointed 9 apprentices from funds of John Edmonds Charity. Letter read on satisfactory conduct of 27 apprentices. 3 apprentices attended meeting, produced letters of good conduct and each received customary gratuity of 5/= On motion of Chairman it was "by acclamation" resolved that a vote of thanks be recorded to the Worshipful Company of Dyers for use of their hall. William Flux
Earl Bathurst
E.Bevir
No: 184   1883
15th February
Earl Bathurst Ship and Turtle, 130 Leadenhall Street, City of London (1) G.C.Chester Master
(2) C.W.L.Flux
(3) C.Green
(4) S.B.Merriman (Treasurer of Wiltshire Society)
(5) T.Harrap (Vestry Clerk of St.Mary, Battersea
Nos (1), (2) & (3) above elected as members
Treasurer reported a balance of £42-13-8d. Treasurer reported Stewards had appointed 5 apprentices from Society funds and 4 apprentices from funds of John Edmonds Charity. Treasurer reported Stewards had sold £722 of the Scinde Punjaub & Delhi Railway stock producing £900 on mortgage of freehold premises in Middleset at 5% for a moderate term. Letter read from Worshipful Company of Dyers with their resolution that the use of their hall be offered to C.S.I.L. for their meeting on 14th February 1884. C.S.I.L. had dined within City of London since commencement of last century and of which the Renter Warden is Treasurer and three gentlemen of the Livery are members. William Flux
Earl Bathurst
E.Bevir
No: 183   1882
8th February
Earl Bathurst Ship and Turtle, 130 Leadenhall Street, City of London (1) C.A.Lawrence
(2) W.J.Jefferies
(3) Rev.G.Shaw
(4) R.St.John Hooper
(5) T.Harrap (Vestry Clerk of St.Mary, Battersea
Nos (1), (2), (3) & (4) elected as members.
Treasurer's accounts showed a balance of £75-17-2d. Resolved Stewards be re-elected. During year Stewards had appointed 5 apprentices from Society funds and 2 apprentices from John Edmonds Charity funds. Letter read on satisfactory conduct of 42 apprentices William Flux
Earl Bathurst
E.Bevir
No: 182   1881
9th February
Earl Bathurst Ship and Turtle, 130 Leadenhall Street, City of London (1) Rev.T.Daubeny
(2) E.H.Bubb
(3) A.J.Wood
(4) R.Ellett
(5) Alfred Wood
(6) O.Mark
Nos (1), (2), (3), (4) & (5) elected as members
Among 24 members present:-
T.W.Chester Master MP
H.W.Cripps QC Treasurer of the Middle Temple
Stewards re-elected. Treasurer reported a balance of £66-8-0d. During year Stewards had appointed 7 apprentices from Society funds and 9 apprentices from funds of John Edmonds Charity. Letters read of satisfactory conduct of 43 apprentices. Letters on A.J.Tranter and R.W.Joachim not so satisfactory.
Reported a letter of thanks received from the Guildhall Library for receipt of document from C.S.I.L as resolved at last meeting. William Flux
Earl Bathurst
E.Bevir
No: 181  1880
18th February
Rt. Hon Earl Bathurst Ship and Turtle, 129 Leadenhall Street, City of London Guests:-
(1) Mr Harry Bevir
(2) F. Herbert Davies
(3) J.W. Billinghurst
Vestry Clerk of St Mary Colechurch
(4) Keneth Anderson
Mr Henry Bevir elected a member.
Also: 25 Members attended including
F.H.Cripps
W.H.Cripps
E.C.Cripps
A.D.Cripps
C.A.Cripps
A.W.Vaisey
T.Vaisey
G.D.Vaisey
H.Chestermaster
A.Chestermaster
Treasurer reported 7 new apprentices appointed during year making a total of 42 apprentices.
3 apprentices from the Society and 4 apprentices of John Edmonds Charity attended the meeting each receiving a gratuity of 5/=. A parchment document used as a wrapper by the Society for many years relating to the appointments of Samual Sheppard as Gauger in The City of London and Westminster in 1688 was to be offered to the City of London Library.
Appended to minutes a document from Charity Commission relating to the will of John Edmonds dated 14th December 1708 appointing new trustees to the John Edmonds Charity. Document dated 23rd July 1878 William Flux
Earl Bathurst
E.Bevir
No: 180  1879
19th February
Rt. Hon Earl Bathurst New City Club, George Yard, Lombard Street Guests:-
(1) Capt. T.W.Chestermaster MP
(2) Arthur Chestermaster
(3) Harry Chestermaster
(4) Thomas Vaisey
(5) Thomas Harup
Vestry Clerk of St. Mary Battersea
(6) L.D.Fowler
(7) Vaisey Junior Mr E.D.
Nos. 1,2,3,4,6 & 6 elected as members
23 Members attended this meeting
Resolved "That all rules which require residence in London as a qualification for election to membership be abergated"
Resolved "That residence in Cirencester for 10 years prior to and at the time of election be a qualification for the election to membership"
Treasurer reported a balance in hand of £112:1:7 also reported a total of 17 new apprentices appointed during year William Flux
Earl Bathurst
E.Bevir
No:179  1878
13th February
Allen A Bathurst M.P. New City Club, George Yard, Lombard Street Guests:-
(1) E.H.Brimble
(2) T.Harup
Vestry Clerk St.Mary Battersea
(3) P.Brooks
Trustee St.Mary Colechurch
(4) S.L.Stacey
Trustee St.Mary Colechurch
(5) R.B.Grantham
Engineer of sewage works, Cirencester
(6) Robert Anderson
Nos. 1 & 6 elected members
Also 23 Members attended including:-
J.R.Yorke Esq. M.P.
H.W.Cripps,
E.C.Cripps
H.L.Cripps
W.H.Cripps
C.A.Cripps
F.H.Cripps
A.D.Cripps
E.B.Haygarth
E.C.Sewell
Resolved "That the High Steward, High Baliff, Vestry Clerk of Cirencester be at all times eligible foe election as members of the Society".
Treasurer reported a balance in hand of £127:3:3
4 apprentices of society and 2 of John Edmonds Charity also the Lad of J.C.Mann, produced good characters and received a gratuity of 5/=
Letters read on satisfactory conduct of 21 apprentices
1 with slow progress
1 less satisfactory
1 unsatisfactory
William Flux
A.A. Bathurst
E.Bevir
No: 178  1877
21st February
Sir Trevor Lawrance New City Club, George Yard, Lombard Street Guests:-
(1) Mr.Brooks
Trustee St.Mary Colechurch
(2) T.Harup
St.Mary Battersea
(3) A.D.Cripps
(4) G.B.Flux
(5) A.W.Flux
Nos 3,4 & 5 elected members
Also 28 members attended including
E.B.Haygarth
John Mullings
E.C.Sewell
Charles Sewell
Treasurer reported a balance in hand of £93:19:8
5 apprentices attended meeting and each received customary gratuity of 5/=
Letters read reporting the conduct of 18 apprentices William Flux
A.A. Bathurst
E.Bevir
No: 177  1876
9th February
Allen A Bathurst M.P. Guildhall Tavern Gresham Street City of London Guests:-
(1) Mr Billinghurst
Vestry Clerk St. Mary Colechurch
(2) Mr Harap
Vestry Clerk St Mary Battersea
(3) Mr Ernest Bevir
(4) Mr C.A.Cripps
(5) Mr F.H.Cripps
(6) Mr E.B.Haygarth
(7) Mr A.W.Mason
Nos. 3,4,5,6,7 elected as members
Chairman had received a letter of resignation from the secretary Mr E.H.Flux. Resolved:- "That a cordial vote of thanks of the society is due to Mr Edward Hitchings Flux for his services as secretary during 14 years and the members recognise with pleasure the interest he has taken in the affairs of the society"
Mr Thomas Ridge one of the gentlemen in the office of the treasurer appointed as secretary of the society and the John Edmonds Charity Trust at a salary of five guineas per annum to be paid half by the society and half by the trust.
"Treasurers accounts read and showed a balance of £ (amount not in minutes)

Resolved that Mr Henry Hunt Richmond be apprenticed by the society with a premium of £30

William Flux
A.A. Bathurst
R.Daubeny
26th July 1875 A Special Meeting No 3 East India Avenue City of London Present:-
Mr Bevir
Brimble
Cheshire
Clarke
Robert Daubeney
William Flux Treasurer
Edward H.Flux Secretary
W.B.Kidder
Vaisey
Webb
"It was moved by Mr Bevir and seconded by the secretary and resolved that the Charity Commissioners be applied to for liberty to pay premiums in excess of Five Pounds (not less than ten or more than thirty) also to apprentice any child male or female being a native of Cirencester or born of one parent a native of Cirencester also to apprentice to any master or mistress without regard to the place of residence or any special personal qualification."
No: 176  1875
17th February
A.A.Bathurst M.P. Guildhall Coffee House,
Gresham Street, City of London.
Guests:-
(1) R.Yorke MP
(2) W.T.Gibbs
(3) C.W.Lawrence
(4) E.C.Sewell
(5) C.Sewell
(6) A.W.Vaisey
(7) K.Anderson
Nos. 1-6 elected as members
Resolved "That the Member of Parliament for the Eastern Division of the County of Gloucester should be eligible for election as member of this society". Mr R Yorke M.P. elected a member. The present four stewards were re-elected. The Lad Frederick Mann produced a satisfactory letter from his employer and received the gratuity of 5/=. Resolved that the power to expend £30 in favor of Frederick Mann be continued and that a further sum of £5 ge granted to Frederick Mann William Flux
A.A. Bathurst
E.Bevir
R.Daubeny
No: 175  1874
25th February
A.A.Bathurst M.P. Guildhall Coffee House,
Gresham Street, City of London.
Guests:-
(1) Sir Daniel Gooch Bart. MP
(2) Edward Cripps
(3) E.C.Cripps
(4) John Mullings
(5) H.Mason
(6) E.Matthews
(7) D.Masters
(8) R.Masters
(9) W.H.Cripps
(10) C.A.Tye
(11) W.M.Pooley
(12) C.Tudway
Nos. 2-12 elected as members
Also 21 members present including A.A.Bathurst Chairman
Earl Bathurst
Hon.Ralph Dutton
Sir Trevor Lawrence
Treasurer reported a balance in hand of £80:14:1
Resolved that the gratuity paid to apprentices be increased to 5/=
The Lads Mann, Viner & Lane attended and received the gratuity of 5/= each William Flux
A.A. Bathurst
E.Bevir
R.Daubeny
No: 174  1873
19th February
A.A.Bathurst M.P. Guildhall Coffee House,
Gresham Street, City of London.
Guests:-
(1) Rev.Dr.Millar, Vicar of Cirencester
(2) W.P.Brook Churchwarden of St.Mary Colechurch
(3) J.W.Billinghurst Vestry Clerk St.Mary Colechurch
(4) W.Alexander
(5) Mr Darby
(6) W.Gregory
(7) W.Jones
(8) Mr Mason
Nos. 1,4,5,6,7,8 elected as members
(22 members attended meeting)
Letter received from Mr.W.Cripps disclosing parishes of St.Mary Colechurch and St.Mary Battersea were in receipt of rents of properties bequeathed by John Edmonds a founder of this society. The Court of Chancery had sanctioned these receipts upon statements to purport that this society had ceased to exist. Treasurer had ascertained the income from these rents amounted to £350 per annum and that a suit institured by the society in 1732 claiming a share of this income bequeathed to the society for the benefit of poor boys in Cirencester had been ordered to stand.
Agreed that treasurer pursue claim of society with parishes of St.Mary Colechurch & St.Mary Battersea. . Representatives of these parishes present at this meeting.
William Flux
A.A. Bathurst
E.H.Flux
R.Daubeny
No: 173  1872
7th February
A.A.Bathurst M.P. Guildhall Coffee House,
Gresham Street, City of London.
Guests:-
(1) D.Y.Mills
(2) A.Trinder
Both elected as members
(Also 12 members present)
The Treasurer reported a balance in hand of £57:3:1.
A telegram from Cirencester was handed to the Chairman. It was in these words, "The members of the Bull Club in meeting assembled greet the Cirencester Society on their annual meeting" The chairman replied by telegram, "The Cirencester Society drink a glass of wine to the Bull Club".
Resolved that the Vicar of Cirencester for the time being shall be eligible for election as a member of this society subject to the usual condition of his first dining with the society. William Flux
A.A. Bathurst
E.H.Flux
R.Daubeny
No: 172  1871
15th February
A.A.Bathurst M.P. Guildhall Coffee House,
Gresham Street, City of London.
Guests:-
(1) R.A.Anderson
(2) H.L.Cripps
(3) R.Hall Junior
All elected as members
Also 18 members present
Treasurer reported a balance in hand of £14:12:2
To increase income of society Treasurer requested his annual payment from the society be reduced from £2:2/= to 10 shillings & six pence
Also agreed that Gentlemen present at Annual Dinner should contribute 10/= instead of 7/6p towards payment for dinner
Resolved that £5 be given to the Lad Frederick Mann for the present year the society not pledging itself as to the future
The apprentice Bishop attended and received customary gratuity
William Flux
A.A. Bathurst
E.H.Flux
R.Daubeny
No: 171  1870
23rd February
A.A.Bathurst M.P. Guildhall Coffee House,
Gresham Street, City of London.
Guests:-
(1) The Rt.Hon. Earl Bathurst
(2) E.Bullock
(3) H.W.Trinder
(4) E.E.B.Kidder
(5) W.Ellis
Nos. 1,2,3 & 4 elected as members
15 members attended
Treasurer reported a balance in hand of £19:5:2 Applications for four apprenticeships were considered by members. One being the son of Mr Viner a confectioner of Cirencester. Only one application was granted.
A sum of £20 was granted to Mr H.Wood son of a member suffering hardship due to the closure of Billingsgate cattle market
William Flux
A.A. Bathurst
E.H.Flux
R.Daubeny
No: 170  1869
17th February
E.J.Bevir Guildhall Coffee House,
Gresham Street, City of London.
Guests:-
(1) S.Bingham
(2) G.Jones
(3) W.H.Herbert
S.Bingham elected a member
17 members present
Treasurer reported a balance in hand of £9:2:8
Proposed by treasurer seconded by Mr Bathurst a further vote of seven pounds was made to Charles Viner
Charles Viner and apprentice Bishop attended and received the customary gratuity William Flux
A.A. Bathurst
E.H.Flux
R.Daubeny
No: 169  1868
12th February
A.A.Bathurst M.P. Cathedral Hotel St.Pauls Churchyard Guests:-
(1) W.B.Kidder
(2) E.Russell
(3) F.H.Viner
(4) Mr Williams
(A friend of Mr Hale's)
Nos. 1,2,3 elected as members
13 members present
Treasurer reported a balance of £12:7:11 and a payment of £7:10/= had been made to F.H.Viner last year.
Apprentices Bishop & Hinton and the Lad C.J.Viner attended and received the customary gratuity. Mr Brimble, Mr W.Hooper and secretary appointed to make arrangements for future annual dinners.
Resolved that occurences during last year re recorded in minutes:-
(1) That the ancient Parish Church of Cirencester, towards the restoration of which the society had contributed, had been fully repaired & restored at a cost of £12,000 and had been re-opened for services
(2) That Mr William Lawrence, a surgeon of eminence, native of Cirencester & a member of this society had been created a Baronet, that by his subsequent decease, the Baronetcy had descended to his son. Also a member of this society
William Flux
A.A. Bathurst
E.H.Flux
R.Daubeny
(3) That Sir John Rolt, a member of this society, while filling the office of Her Majesty's Attorney General, had been appointed one of the Lords Justices of Appeal in Chancery.
(4) That by the Reform Act of the last session of Parliament, it had been enacted that Cirencester should for the future return only one Burgess to Parliament
(5) That the Annual Meeting of the society could no longer be held in the Queens Arms Tavern, Newgate Street, by reason of suspension of business therapy. This site being required for a post office.
No: 168  1867
13th February
The Hon Ralph Dutton M.P. Queen's Arms Tavern, Newgate Street Guests:-
(1) John Rolt Junior
(2) W.H.Cox
(3) G.C.Jones
1,2,3 elected as members
12 members attended including Mr Bathurst M.P.
Treasurer reported a balance in hand of £6:18:2
Apprentice Charles Hinton and the Lad Frederick Viner attended and each received a gratuity of 2/6d
A letter was read from the Master of apprentice Crundall. Resolved that £7 be voted to Charles Viner who had obtained a situation at Bartrum Harvey & Co. E.H.Flux
W.Flux Treas.
A.A. Bathurst
R.Daubeny
No: 167  1866
14th February
Mr Bathurst M.P. Queen's Arms Tavern, Newgate Street Guests:-
The Hon Ralph Dutton M.P.
T.Lawrence
G.E.Webb
All elected members
14 members attended
Treasurer's account showed a balance of £11:18:6
One apprentice and the Lads to whom grants had been made attended and received customary gratuity of 2/6d
Resolved that seven pounds ten shillings be voted to Frederick Viner for the ensuing year and that £30 be given for the apprenticeship of Henry Bishop son of W.T.Bishop a native of Cirencester E.H.Flux
W.Flux Treas.
A.A. Bathurst
R.Daubeny
No: 166  1865
15th February
Mr Rolt M.P. Queen's Arms Tavern, Newgate Street Guests:-
(1) C.D.Moss
(2) E.Cheshire
(3) W.Bullock
1,2,3 elected as members
10 members attended
Treasurer reported a balance in hand of £13:14:6
Two apprentices attended and received a gratuity of 2/6d each
After careful consideration an application from Mrs Deverson for aid for her son's apprenticeship was refused.
A gratuity of £7L10/= was voted to Frederick Viner.
E.H.Flux
W.Flux Treas.
A.A. Bathurst
R.Daubeny
No: 165  1864
17th February
Mr Bathurst M.P. Queen's Arms Tavern, Newgate Street Guests:-
(1) R.W.Hall
(2) J.J.Sewell
(3) W.Cripps
(4) W.H.Hooper
(5) J.G.Hooper
Nos 1,2,3,4 elected as members
7 members attended
Treasurers account showed a balance of £32:19:6
3 apprentices attended and received customary gratuity of 2/6
Treasurer reported that the apprenticeship of Charles Hinton had been completed
Treasurer reported an application on behalf of a boy named Devenson. Resolved that this be postponed E.H.Flux
W.Flux Treas.
A.A. Bathurst
R.Daubeny
No: 164  1863
11th February
A.A Bathurst M.P. Queen's Arms Tavern, Newgate Street Guests:-
(1) Mr C.F.Tombs
Elected a member
12 members attended
Several letters read relating to the apprenticeship of Charles Hinton son of Thomas Hinton formely of Cirencester, a carpenter. Resolved that £20 be paid for apprenticeship of Charles Hinton to Thomas Braithwaite, carpenter and builder of Hammersmith 3 apprentices attended and received customary gratuity E.H.Flux
W.Flux Treas.
A.A. Bathurst
R.Daubeny
A special meeting held on 11th November 1862 A.A.Bathurst M.P. Queen's Arms Tavern, Newgate Street Members:-
A.A.Bathurst
J.Rolt M.P.
Mr Sweetnam
Mr Brimble
Mr W Flux Treasurer
Mr D.Clarke
Mr G.Viner
Mr E.H.Flux Secretary
"Moved by Mr Rolt and seconded by William Flux that fifty guineas be subscribed from the funds of the society towards the repairs of Cirencester church". Carried unanimously.
11th November 1862
A public meeting held following the special meeting
A.A.Bathurst M.P.   10 members present
No guests
Mr Rolt moved and Mr Clarke seconded a resolution carried unanimously "That it is desirable to form a committee in London for promoting the subscription commenced to defray the expenses of repairing Cirencester Parish Church and to cooperate with the country committee in an appeal to the public to engage their aid in supporting the ancient church which for architectural beauty is amongst the most conspicuous of ecclesiastical edifices of England."

A second resolution unanimously carried "That the members of the Cirencester Society in London be appointed a committee for the purposes of the prior resolution and that a subscription list be forthwith opened at Messrs Masterman & Co."

No: 162  1862
12th February
Mr Richard Hall Queen's Arms Tavern, Newgate Street Guests:-
(1) Mr Edward Brimble
(2) Mr James Daubeney
(Medical staff of Her Majesty's Indian Army)
Both guests elected as members
10 members attended
Letter read from Mr John Blackwell resigning his office of secretary. Proposed by chairman seconded by Mr Rolt that Mr Edward Hitchings Flux be elected as secretary. Mr Cripps and Mr Sweetnam elected to assist Mr Bevir and the treasurer in the committee for making arrangements for apprenticeships E.H.Flux
W.Flux Treas.
A.A. Bathurst
R.Daubeny
No: 161  1861
13th February
A.A.Bathurst M.P. Queen's Arms Tavern, Newgate Street No Guests present
Members
A.A.Bathurst
Mr Blackwell
Mr W.Flux
Mr J.Flux
Mr W.C.Sweetnam
Mr Clarke
Mr E.H.Flux
Mr Daubeney
Four new apprenticeships granted in the sums of £30, £15, £25 and £20 Mr Blackwell Sec.
W.Flux Treas.
R.Daubeny
A.A. Bathurst
No: 160  1860
8th February
A.A.Bathurst M.P. Queen's Arms Tavern, Newgate Street Guests:-
Mr E.Hampton
Mr G.Viner
Both elected as members
Members (6)
A.A.Bathurst M.P.
J.Rolt M.P.
R.Daubeney
W.Flux
E.Flux
H.D.Clarke
Minutes of last meeting read~Mr W.Flux appointed as treasurer in place of Mr Robert Wood deceased. No other business at this meeting. Mr Blackwell Sec.
W.Flux
R.Daubeny
A.A. Bathurst
No: 159   1859
16th February
J. Rolt Queen's Arms Tavern, Newgate Street Guests:-
(1) H W Cripps
(2) R Daubeny
(3) H S Clarke
(4) F C Simpson
(5) E Flux
All elected members also 8 members present
Proposed by J Rolt, agreed unanimously that Mr Allen Bathurst be chairman at the next meeting.
Pne apprentice nominated and the sum of 5 guineas granted to his employer.
J Blackwell Sec.
W Flux Treas.
A A Bathurst MP
No: 158   1858
10th February
J. Rolt Queen's Arms Tavern, Newgate Street Members:-
John Rolt MP
William Flux Treasurer
James Kimber
Alfred Pearce
James Flux
Proposed by Mr Rolt, seconded by treasurer that Mr Bathurst be elected a member of the society
Resolved that members present at each annual dinner should nominate a chairman for the next meeting
Resolved that members contribution at the annual dinner should be limited to 7/6p. Any excess to be defrayed from the funds of the society R Wood
   Treasurer
J Blackwell
   Secretary
No: 157   1857
4th February
R Wood Treasurer Queen's Arms Tavern, Newgate Street Only 5 members present. No guests It was agreed for the convenience of some members that unless otherwise ordered, the annual meeting will be held on the second Tuesday in February. The customary gratuity was paid to one apprentice present R Wood
   Treasurer
J Blackwell
   Secretary
No: 156   1856
6th February
R Wood Treasurer Queen's Arms Tavern, Newgate Street Guests:-
Mr J Kimber of the London County Bank, Native of Cirencester
Mr W Hooper
Mr L Browning
Members:-
R Wood
Mr Bevir
W Flux
J Flux
Mr Sarek
Mr J Kimber elected a member of the society following a resolution at the last meeting. Treasurer reported that £900 Capital Stock of the society had been transferred to the name of Robert Wood and William Flux 3 apprentices present received the customary gratuity R Wood
   Treasurer
J Blackwell
   Secretary
No: 155   1855
7th February
R Wood Treasurer Queen's Arms Tavern, Newgate Street Guests:-
Sir John Maxwell
H Gwynne MP
Richard Hall
(Native of Cirencester)
G Brown
8 Members present including
J R Mullings MP
Mr Richard Hall elected a member of the society. Two apprentices present received the customary gratuity Resolved that £900 Capital Stock of the society be transferred to the names of Robert Wood and William Flux R Wood
   Treasurer
J Blackwell
   Secretary
No: 154   1854
8th February
R Wood Treasurer Queen's Arms Tavern, Newgate Street Guests:-
(1) J Sweetnam
(2) Mr Searek
G Brown
1 & 2 elected as members
Members present:-
Robert Wood treasurer
J R Mullings MP
John Rolt QC
E J Bevir
W H Trinder
William Flux
James Flux
J Blackwell
The customary gratuity was presented to the 3 apprentices present R Wood
   Treasurer
J Blackwell
   Secretary
No: 153   1853
16th February
R Wood Treasurer Queen's Arms Tavern, Newgate Street Guest
John Rolt QC
Mr Rolt elected a member of the society
Members:-
Robert Wood
J R Mullings MP
E J Bevir
W H Trinder
Mr Brewer
W Flux
J Flux
C Blackwell
3 apprentices received the customary gratuity R Wood
   Treasurer
J Blackwell
   Secretary
No: 152   1852
4th February
R Wood Treasurer Queen's Arms Tavern, Newgate Street Guests:-
(1) The Rt.Hon. William Joseph Randolph Mullings MP
(2) E J Bevir
(3) W H Trinder
(4) E Brewer
(5) C E Creswell
(6) J Flux
All elected as members
Only 4 members present:-
Robert Wood
William Flux
C Blackwell
Mr Larner
The usual gratuity was paid to 3 apprentices present and the treasurer not having sufficient funds to entertain any apprenticeships no further business was transacted R Wood
   Treasurer
J Blackwell
   Secretary
No: 151  1851
5th February
R Wood Treasurer Queen's Arms Tavern, Newgate Street Only 1 guest present
William Flux elected as a member and 2 members
R Wood Treas.
J.Blackwell Sec.
Two new apprenticeships were approved in the sums of £20 and £10 to be paid in 4 annual instalments.
Usual gratuities given to Henry Mann, apprentice and Alfred Fisher whose apprenticeship had expired
R Wood
   Treasurer
J Blackwell
   Secretary
No: 150   1850
6th February
R Wood Treasurer Queen's Arms Tavern, Newgate Street 4 members present
R Wood
J Jones
Mr Larner
J Blackwell
Three new apprenticeships granted in the sums of £15, £20 & £15 each to be paid in 3 instalments annually.
Letters were read on the satisfactory conduct of two apprentices. One letter dated Feb 5th 1850 reads:-
"Robert Hiscutt who has completed the remainder of his apprenticeship to me, I beg to say he has at times behaved and conducted himself very properly - sober - steady - fastidious and to my satisfaction - He has also made very good progress in the trade since he has been with me. Since the expiration of his time, November last, I have employed him."
R Wood
   Treasurer
J Blackwell
   Secretary
No: 149   1849
7th February
Robert Wood
Treasurer
Queen's Arms Tavern, Newgate Street Members:-
R Wood
J Jones
Mr Larner
J Blackwell
Mr James Corfield
The only guest was elected a member
It was agreed to give the sum of £15 to Richard Davis Jones of Cirencester Stone Mason as an apprentice fee with his son Henry to be paid by 3 instalments of £5. The first to be paid on signing indentures. The second at the end of the first year, and the third at the end of the second year.
2 other apprenticeships agreed in the sums of £20 and £15
Usual gratuity paid to 5 apprentices present at the meeting R Wood
   Treasurer
J Blackwell
   Secretary
No: 148   1848
2nd February
Robert Wood
Treasurer
Queen's Arms Tavern, Newgate Street Members:-
R Wood
J. Blackwell
William Cripps
MP for Cirencester
Mr Larner
As resolved at the last annual meeting the sum of £900 ¾% Bank Annuities was transferred to the names of Robert Wood of West Smithfield, London, Scale Maker, William Cripps of Saint James' Place, Westminster, Gentleman, James Jones of Fenchurch Street, London, Dyer, Joseph Larner of South Molton Street. Boot and Shoe Maker.
Agreed to pay £20 to William Squire, 294 High Holborn, Pianoforte maker as an apprentice fee with William Giles son of William Giles a native of Cirencester. To be paid in 2 instalments of £10.
One more apprenticeship agreed in the sum of £10.  5 apprentices received the usual gratuity.
R Wood
   Treasurer
J Blackwell
   Secretary
No: 147   1847
3rd February
R Wood
Treasurer
Queen's Arms Tavern, Newgate Street Guest:
Mr William Cripps
MP for Cirencester
Elected a member of the society
Members:
R Wood
J Jones
Mr Larner
Mr Blackwell
Mr J Blackwell appointed secretary of the society. Resolved that £900 ¾% Bank Annuities held in the names of Mr Gillman, Mr Jones & Mr Webb as trustees should by reason of the deaths of Mr Gillman and Mr Webb be transferred to the names of Mr Wood, Mr Jones and Mr Cripps.
"It was also ordered to be recorded that on the death of William Gillman Esq. in the year 1844, Mr Webb the then secretary became the treasurer of this society and continued to act as treasurer and secretary till his death in August 1846, but he omitted to enter in the minute book the proceedings of the annual meetings of this society in 1843, 1844, 1845 and 1846 and the society have been unable to discover any minutes to supply the deficiency."
R Wood
   Treasurer
J Blackwell
   Secretary
1846
7th October
A meeting of members held at the house of Mr Robert Wood, West Smithfield Present:
Robert Wood
James Jones
Mr Larner
Letter read from Miss Webb announcing the death of her father Samuel Webb the late treasurer and secretary of this society and that a balance of £36:15:8 was due from him to the society At this meeting Mr Wood, at the request of Mr Jones and Mr Larner, agreed to become treasurer of the society. Agreed £20 be paid as an apprentice fee to Luke Cherry, 38 Ernest Street, Regents Park. Paid in 2 instalments  
No Minutes recorded for annual meetings held in 1846, 1845, 1844, 1843
No: 142   1842
4th April
William Gillman Queen's Arms Tavern, Newgate Street Members:
William Gillman
Mr Wood
Mr Blackwell
Mr Jones
Mr Webb
A meeting postponed from February due to inability of the treasurer to attend in February. "The treasurer's accounts of moneys received and paid were examined and approved" S Webb Sec.
W.Gillman Treas.
No: 141   1841
14th April
William Gillman Queen's Arms Tavern, Newgate Street Members
William Gillman
Mr Heaven
Mr Robert Wood
Mr James Jones
Mr Samuel Webb
This meeting, postponed from February due to illness of the treasurer. "An application made by Nathan Cole, Carpenter for some assistance to bury a child. He having from an accident been unable to work for a considerable time. It was proposed and agreed that the sum of two pounds be advanced to him for the purpose stated". S Webb Sec.
W.Gillman Treas.
No: 140   1840
5th February
William Gillman Queen's Arms Tavern, Newgate Street Members
W Gillman
R Wood
J Jones
L Heaven
S. Webb
The treasurer's accounts were read, examined and approved. Application made by Charles Cook of Cirencester, Cabinet Maker, for the usual premium given by the society to enable him to apprentice his son Frederick Cook (who has had the misfortune to lose one of his legs) to Mr Thomas Earl of Cirencester, Shoemaker. Resolved that £15 be given to Mr Thomas Earl, £5 on execution of indentures, £5 on the expiration of the 1st year and a third payment of £5 at the expiration of the 2nd year should the said Frederick Cook be then living. S Webb Sec.
W.Gillman Treas.
No: 139   1839
6th February
William Gillman Queen's Arms Tavern, Newgate Street Members
W Gillman
R Wood
J Jones
L Heaven
S. Webb
Minutes of last meeting approved. "Treasurer's accounts of money's received and paid were examined and approved". Applications were received and approved for three apprenticeships in the sums of £15, £10, £20. S Webb Sec.
W.Gillman Treas.
No: 138   1838
7th February
William Gillman Queen's Arms Tavern, Newgate Street Members
W Gillman
R Wood
J Jones
L Heaven
S. Webb
Treasurer's accounts examined and approved. Application made by Richard Jones formerly of Cirencester for the usual premium given by this society to enable him to apprentice his son James Jones with James Campbell of Whitechapel Road, Wine & Dry Cooper, was approved in the sum of £20. Five boys apprenticed by the society attended, produced testimonies of good conduct and received 2/6d each. S Webb Sec.
W.Gillman Treas.
No: 137   1837
February
William Gillman Queen's Arms Tavern, Newgate Street Members:
William Gillman
Robert Wood
Kohn Blackwell
Samuel Webb
Letter received from William Gillman Junior, honorary librarian to the public library in Cirencester. Secretary requested to enter same in the minutes.
"At a special meeting of the committee of management of the Cirencester Permanent Library, 11th February 1836, the Rev. H A Pye in the chair. It was moved by Mr Warner and passed unanimously that a letter be addressed to Mr Webb as secretary of the Cirencester Society in London. acknowledging the receipt of his letter and expressing the sense entertained of the gratifying compliment, and of their liberal contribution stating also that they are not at present engaged to fix on any special object to which it will be desirable to appropriate their contribution, it will be gratefully recorded in their journals and that the source from which the generous donation has proceeded, shall be distinctly marked on whatever may be purchased with it"
Signed Wm Gillman Esq. acting secretary in the absence of a Merrick Esq. Hon Sec.
S Webb Sec.
W.Gillman Treas.
No: 136   1836
3rd February
William Gillman Queen's Arms Tavern, Newgate Street Guest:
Mr L Heaven
Members:
W Gillman
R Wood
S Webb
Mr Lawrence Heaven, a native of Cirencester was elected a member of the society.
The establishment of a public library in Cirencester was announced. Agreed unanimously that the sum of twenty guineas be donated to the committee of manageament of the library.
Two new apprenticeships approved.
S Webb Sec.
W.Gillman Treas.
No: 135   1835
4th February
William Gillman Queen's Arms Tavern, Newgate Street Members:
W Gillman
R Wood
James Jones
S Webb
The treasurer's accounts were examined and approved. "It having been represented to the society that Benjamin Brown to whom a donation of five pounds had been voted in 1833 was now in the Middlesex Lunatic Asylum, and that his wife was in very great distress being unable to work from the partial loss of her sight. It was unanimously resolved that twenty shillings be paid to the wife of the said Benjamin Brown.
3 boys attended and received 2/6d each.
S Webb Sec.
W.Gillman Treas.
No: 134   1834
23rd April
William Gillman Queen's Arms Tavern Members:
William Gillman
James Jones
John Blackwell
Samuel Webb
Meeting postponed from February due to death of Mr Joseph Gillman
Applications were received and approved for six apprenticeships in the sums of twenty pounds each
S Webb Sec.
W.Gillman Treas.
No: 133   1833
6th February
William Gillman Queen's Arms Tavern Members:
William Gillman
John Blackwell
Samuel Webb
An application made by Benjamin Brown a native of Cirencester, formerly a member of the society, now in great difficulty and distress was granted the sum of five pounds.
No other business transacted
S Webb Sec.
W.Gillman Treas.
No: 132   1832
8th February
William Gillman Queen's Arms Tavern Members:
William Gillman
Joseph Gillman
James Jones
Robert Wood
John Jones
Samuel Webb
Guests:
Henry Gillman
Edward Gillman
John Blackwell
Mr Edward Blackwell
Elected a member of the society
Secretary reported no applications had been made to him for the premium usually granted by the society. Therefore proposed that £100 in the treasurer's hands be used to purchase 3½% stock and added to the funds of the society. S Webb Sec.
W.Gillman Treas.
No: 131   1831
2nd February
William Gillman Queen's Arms Tavern, Newgate Street Members:
William Gillman
Joseph Gillman
James Jones
Robert Wood
Samuel Webb
The treasurer's account of monies received and paid during the year were examined and approved. Mr Benjamin France, plumber & glazier stated that he had incurred considerable expense in clothing and causing to be educated his apprentice Samuel Phipps. Society agreed to pay Mr France £3 this year and £3 next year to assist in clothing apprentice Samuel Phipps. S Webb Sec.
W.Gillman Treas.
No: 130   1830
3rd February
William Gillman Queen's Arms Tavern, Newgate Street Members:
William Gillman
Joseph Gillman
James Jones
Samuel Webb
Robert Wood
An application to the society from Henry Blackwell, late of Cirencester, carpenter for the usual premium allowed by the society for his son to be apprenticed, a suitable master having been found, was approved. The premium of £20 was granted to Mr Joseph Hopkinson, Plane Maker, also agreed a small sum would occasionally be voted towards clothing John Blackwell. S Webb Sec.
W.Gillman Treas.
No: 129   1829
4th February
William Gillman Queen's Arms Tavern, Newgate Street Members:
William Gillman
Joseph Gillman
James Jones
John Jones
Robert Wood
Samuel Webb
An apprentice Samuel Phipps attended and received half a crown. Secretary reported that no application had been received by the society for a premium. Accounts prepared by treasurer approved. S Webb Sec.
W.Gillman Treas.
No: 128   1828
13th February
William Gillman Queen's Arms Tavern, Newgate Street Members:
William Gillman
Joseph Gillman
James Jones
Robert Wood
Samuel Webb
Guest:
Mr Henry Gillman
"It having been represented to the members assembled that the widow of John West, formerley a member of this society is now in distressed circumstances. It was proposed by William Gillman Esq. that a donation of three guineas be paid to her with power to add a further sum of two guineas should it appear a further enquiry to be necessary: The proposition was agreed unanimously". S Webb Sec.
W.Gillman Treas.
No: 127   1827
7th February
William Gillman Queen's Arms Tavern, Newgate Street Members:
William Gillman
Robert Gillman
Joseph Gillman
John Jones
Robert Wood
Giles Fryers
Mr Moss
Samuel Webb
Treasurer's accounts examined and approved. Accounts showed a balance of £50. Proposed and agreed that £50 be invested in 4% stock and added to the funds of the society making a total of £830 4% stock. S Webb Sec.
W.Gillman Treas.
No: 126   1826
1st February
William Gillman Queen's Arms Tavern, Newgate Street Members:
William Gillman
Robert Gillman
Joseph Gillman
John Jones
James Jones
Robert Wood
Giles Fryers
Samuel Webb
Treasurer's accounts examined and approved. Proposed and approved that William Wilks, son of John Wilks, late of Cirencester, be apprenticed to John Jones Junior, hatter of Tottenham Court Road, London. Agreed that a premium of £20 be paid to John Jones as an apprentice fee. One boy attended the meeting and received two shillings. S Webb Sec.
W.Gillman Treas.
No: 125   1825
2nd February
William Gillman Queen's Arms Tavern, Newgate Street Members:
William Gillman
Robert Gillman
Joseph Gillman
John Jones
James Jones
William Davis
Robert Wood
Guest:
Mr Giles Fryers
Agreed that:- Samuel Cole, son of Nathan Cole of Cirencester be apprenticed to Mr Giles Fryers, tailer of 5 Cross Keys Buildings, London Wall, and a premium of £20 be paid as an apprentice fee.
Mr Giles Fryers and Mr Samuel Jones, hatter, admitted as members of the society.
S Webb Sec.
W.Gillman Treas.
No: 124   1824
4th February
William Gillman Queen's Arms Tavern, Newgate Street Members:
William Gillman
Robert Gillman
Joseph Gillman
John Jones
James Jones
Benjamin Brown
Samuel Webb
Treasurer's Accounts examined and approved. Balance in hand of seventy two pounds. Agreed the purchase of £30 4% stock to be added to funds of society making a total of £780 4% stock.
No other business.
S Webb Sec.
W.Gillman Treas.
No: 123   1823
5th February
William Gillman Queen's Arms Tavern, Newgate Street Members:
William Gillman
Robert Gillman
Joseph Gillman
John Jones
James Jones
Robert Wood
Samuel Webb
Guests:
William Lawrence
Richard Little
William Smith
"Thomas Wright, a native of Cirencester had found a master willing to take his son as an apprentice and had applied to the society for the premium for the said William Wright"
A premium of twenty pounds was resolved unanimously.
S Webb Sec.
W.Gillman Treas.
No minutes recorded of meetings held from 1819 - 1822 inclusive. (Meeting Nos: 119 - 122 inclusive)
No: 118   1818
4th February
William Gillman Kings Head in the Poultry Members:
Richard Wood
William Gillman
Robert Gillman
Robert Wood
William Davies
Charles Clinch
James Jones
Abraham Moss
Samuel Webb
Five guests who attended this meeting admitted members of the society:-
William Lawrence, Edward Wilbraham,
Charles Lawrence, William Smith and Richard Gale.
The president reported that no boy had applied for the premium usually given by the society. Two boys apprenticed by the society attended and received 2/= each.
S Webb Sec.
W.Gillman Treas.
No: 117   1817
1st February
At a special meeting held at Mr Wood's, Queen Street, Cheapside, it was resolved as several members would be prevented attending the ensuing meeting, it would be advisable to postpone it to the following year.   S Webb Sec.
No: 116   1816
7th February
Richard Wood Kings Head in the Poultry Members:
Richard Wood
William Gillman
Robert Gillman
Dutton Price
James Jones
Robert Wood
Samuel Webb
President reported no boy had applied for the premium usually given by the society. 4 boys attended and received 2/= each. Resolved that two pounds be given to Mr Maurice Edwards, a native of Cirencester in great distress. Resolved next meeting to be held at Mr Dutton Price's New Exchange Coffee House, Strand S Webb Sec.
W.Gillman Treas.
No: 115   1815
No date recorded
Richard Wood Kings Head in the Poultry Members:
Richard Wood
William Gillman
Robert Gillman
Dutton Price
James Jones
John Jones
Robert Wood
President reported no boy had applied for the premium usually given by the society. Four boys attended and received 2/= each. S Webb Sec.
W.Gillman Treas.
No: 114   1814
30th March
Richard Wood Three Cranes, Queen Street, Cheapside Members:
Richard Wood
William Gillman
Robert Gillman
Thomas Webb
Samuel Webb
Charles Clinch
James Jones
John Jones
William Davis
Approved that William Lawrence and James Lawler be apprenticed to Benjamin Brown, plasterer, and George Dover, tailor, and premiums of twenty pounds paid to Benjamin Brown and George Dover as apprentice fees.
Mr Robert Wood of West Smithfield admitted a member of the society.
Three boys attended and received 2/= each.
S Webb Sec.
W.Gillman Treas.
No: 113   1813
3rd February
Richard Wood Three Cranes, Queen Street, Cheapside Members:
Richard Wood
William Gillman
Robert Gillman
Joseph Gillman
Charles Clinch
Benjamin Brown
James Jones
John Jones
Samuel Webb
Guests:
Mr Jones
Mr Rankin
Mr William Davis
Mr William Davis of Leather Lane, Holborn, a native of Cirencester, admitted a member of the society.
"Proposed by William Gillman, seconded by Mr Wood and agreed unanimously that Mr Samuel Webb, a member of the society and native of Cirencester be appointed secretary to this society in the room of Mr John Gillman at the same salary".
Two boys attended and received 2/= each.
S Webb Sec.
W.Gillman Treas.
No: 112   1812
19th February
Richard Wood New Exchange Coffee, Strand Members:
Richard Wood
William Gillman
Robert Gillman
James Jones
John Jones
Dutton Price
Joseph Cripps
MP for Cirencester
Guests:
Mr Hare
Benjamin Brown
Mr Betterton
Mr Samuel Webb
Mr Samuek Webb & Mr Benjamin Brown admitted as members of the society.
No applications received for the premium usually given by the society.
Three apprentices attended and received 2/= each.
S Webb Sec.
W.Gillman Treas.
No: 111   1811
6th February
Richard Wood Exchange Coffee House Members:
Richard Wood
William Gillman
Robert Gillman
Thomas Webb
John Jones
James Jones
Dutton Price
President reported that no boy had applied for the premium usually given by this society.
Four apprentices attended and received 2/= each.
S Webb Sec.
W.Gillman Treas.
No: 110   1810
10th February
Richard Wood Exchange Coffee House Members:
Richard Wood
William Gillman
Robert Gillman
Thomas Webb
Charles Clinch
John Jones
James Jones
Robert Moss
Dutton Price
President reported that no boy had made application for the premium usually given by this society.
Five apprentices attended and received 2/= each.
S Webb Sec.
W.Gillman Treas.
No: 109   1809
1st February
Richard Wood Mr Dutton Price's Exchange Coffee House Members:
Richard Wood
William Gillman
Robert Gillman
John Wilbeam
Charles Clinch
John Jones
James Jones
Dutton Price
President reported that no boy had offered himself as a candidate for the usual premium given by this society.
Five apprentices attended and received 2/= each.
S Webb Sec.
W.Gillman Treas.
Summer Meeting 1808
3rd August
Richard Wood St Paul's Walworth Common Members:
Richard Wood
William Ursell
William Gillman
William Packer
Dutton Price
Robert Gillman
Charles Clinch
John Jones
James Jones
Guests:
Mr Baldwin
Thomas Ballinger
John Fisher

No minutes recorded of this meeting.

John Gillman Sec.
W Gillman Treas.
R Wood
W Ursell
No: 108   1808
3rd February
Richard Wood New Exchange Coffee House Members:
Richard Wood
William Gillman
Robert Moss
Robert Gillman
Dutton Price
Charles Clinch
James Jones
Guests:
Thomas Webb
Richard Hare
John Fisher
"The following apprentices attended:-
Abraham Moss, Robert Wood, James Matthews & Robert Fisher.
The former was paid 4/= being absent last annual meeting on his master's business and the others 2/= each".
Mr John Hill and Mr James Cotes admitted as members of the society.
John Gillman Sec.
W Gillman Treas.
R Wood
Summer Meeting 1807
2nd September
Richard Wood St Paul's Walworth Common Members:
Richard Wood
William Ursell
William Gillman
Robert Gillman
Dutton Price
Charles Clinch
John Jones
James Jones
Thomas Ballinger
Guest: Mr Gegg
"Mr Wood, the president, reported that he had taken Robert Fisher (son of William Fisher of Cirencester, carpenter), an apprentice for John Man of Long Acre, coachmaker, and paid him £15 as an apprentice fee and £1.3s for binding & inrolling which was unanimously approved of". John Gillman Sec.
W Gillman Treas.
R Wood
W Ursell
No: 107   1807
4th February
Richard Wood New Exchange Coffee House Members:
Richard Wood
William Gillman
John Gilman
Robert Moss
William Packer
Dutton Price
Charles Clinch
John Jones
Guests:-
Thomas Ballinger
Thomas Webb
James Jones
Richard Hare
George Betterton
"Thomas Ballinger & James Jones, natives of Cirencester admitted as members of the society. Resolved that Robert Fisher, son of William Fisher & Richard Lane, son of John Lane, both of Cirencester, be put out apprentices vy this society and the usual fee be paid with each as soon as proper matters are procured for them".
"Secretary reported he had sent the usual circular letter to Joseph Cripps Esq. (A native of and lately chosen one of the M.P.s for the borough of Cirencester), requesting him to meet the members here this day to dinner. Mr William Gillman produced and read a note from Mr Cripps in answer of which the following is a copy".
"Mr Cripps begs his compliments to Mr Gillman and is sorry to be prevented the pleasure of dining with the natives on Wednesday being obliged unexpectedly to go into Gloucestershire to morrow".
"When it was unanimously agreed that the thanks of this meeting be sent to Mr Cripps for his politeness and condescension in answering the letter sent to him".
John Gillman Sec.
W Gillman Treas.
R Wood
Summer Meeting 1806
6th August
Richard Wood St Paul's Walworth Common Members:
Richard Wood
William Gillman
John Gilman
William Ursell
Robert Gillman
Dutton Price
Charles Clinch
John Jones
Guests:
John Wilbeam
Samuel Gillman
George Betterton
Mr Lidiard senior & junior
William Bunn
Mr Clinch proposed Mr John Jones of Church Street Soho, cheesmonger, to become a member of this society. This was unanimously agreed.
Mr Wood the president reported that he had taken James Matthews, son of Joseph Matthews of Cirencester, taylor, an apprentice for John Williams of Russell Street, Bermondsey, leather dresser, and paid him £20 which was unanimously agreed.
John Gillman Sec.
W Gillman Treas.
R Wood
W Ursell
No: 106   1806
5th February
Richard Wood New Exchange Coffee House Members:
Richard Wood
William Gillman
John Gilman
Robert Moss
Robert Gillman
Dutton Price
Charles Clinch
Guests:
John Wilbeam
Samuel Gillman
Richard Hare
Resolved that each apprentice attending at the annual meeting be in future paid 2/=.
Four apprentices attending this meeting paid 2/= each.
John Gillman Sec.
W Gillman Treas.
R Wood
1806 Minute Book commencing 5th February also included detailed accounts for the society from 1806 - 1903
Summer Meeting
7th August 1805
Richard Wood St Paul's Walworth Common Members:
Richard Wood
William Ursell
William Gillman
Joseph Colon
Dutton Price
Robert Moss
Robert Gillman
Guests:
John Wilbeam
Richard Hare
No Business Transacted William Gillman
R. Wood
W. Ursell
J. Colon
No: 105 1805
3rd April
Richard Wood New Exchange Coffee House Members
Richard Wood
William Gillman
John Gillman
Mr Wood reported death of Mr Aaron Brown late one of the trustees and Mr Joseph Colon being the senior member next in rotation was proposed a trustee and unanimously agreed to. Mr Wood proposed Mr Robert Gillman of Shoe Lane Brassfounder to become a member of the society. Mr Dutton Price (Landlord of the house where the present meeting is held) proposed to be a member. Both unanimously accepted as members. Robert Wood, son of William Wood of Cirencester, cheese factor apprenticed to Richard Wood president of the Society and apprentice fee of £20 paid to Mr Richard Wood "William Gillman having declined being any longer secretary to the society the thanks of this meeting was unanimously voted to him for his care and attention, and Mr John Gillman was appointed secretary in his room". John Gillman Sec.

R. Wood,
W. Gillman

Summer Meeting
7th August 1805
Richard Wood St Paul's Walworth Common Members:
Aaron Brown
Richard Wood
William Ursell
William Gillman
John Gillman
Joseph Colon
Robert Moss
Guests:
John Wilbeam
Robert Gillman
Samuel Gillman
No Business Recorded William Gillman Sec
R. Wood
J. Gillman
W. Ursell
J. Colon
No: 104 1804
1st February
Richard Wood Kings Head
The Poultry
Guests:
Thomas Webb
William Warne
Robert Gillman
"Resolved that in future £20 be paid as an apprentice fee in the room of the former allowance of £15. Mr Wood reported the death of Mr Archdale Williams one of the trustees. Agreed that the senior member Mr William Gillman be added to the trust. The son of John & Mary Sessions was agreed to be put out as an apprentice when a proper master is found. William Gillman Sec
R. Wood
Summer Meeting
3rd August 1803

 

Richard Wood St Paul's Walworth Common Members:
Aaron Brown
Richard Wood
William Ursell
William Gillman
James Miles
William Palker
Guests:
Mr Radway
Mr Dixon
Mr  Wilbram
No Business Recorded William Gillman Sec
R. Wood
W. Ursell
No: 103 1803
2nd February
Richard Wood Kings Head
The Poultry
Members:
R. Wood
Aaron Brown
Joseph Colon
William Gillman
William Palmer
John Gillman
James Miles
Guests:
Robert Gillman
Mr Palker
No Business Recorded William Gillman Sec
R. Wood
Joseph Colon
Summer Meeting
4th August 1802
Richard Wood St Paul's Walworth Common Members:
Aaron Brown
R. Wood
W. Ursell
W. Gillman
Robert Gillman
John Gillman
W. Palker
T. Radway
Guests:
John Lillie
John Wilbram
No Business Recorded William Gillman Sec
R. Wood
W. Ursell
No: 102 1802
3rd February
Richard Wood Kings Head
The Poultry
11 members present no guests Three apprentices attended, dined and received 1/= each. No other business William Gillman Sec
R. Wood
A. Wilkins
W. Ursell
J. Colon
Summer Meeting
12th August 1801
Richard Wood St Paul's Walworth Members:
Aaron Brown
R. Wood
A. Wilkins
W. Ursell
W. Gillman
J. Gillman
R. Moss
W. Palker
Thomas Palker of Manor Place Walworth was proposed and accepted as a member of the society.
No other business
William Gillman Sec
R. Wood
A. Wilkins
W. Ursell
No: 101 1801
4th February
Richard Wood New London Tavern
Cheapside
Members:
Aaron Brown
Richard Wood
William Ursell
Archdale Wilkins
William Gillman
R. Moss
John Gillman
Joseph Colon
William Palker proposed as a member.
Three apprentices attended, dined and received 1/= each
William Gillman Sec
R. Wood
A. Wilkins
W. Ursell
J. Colon
Summer Meeting
No date recorded
1800
Richard Wood St Paul's Walworth Common Members:
A. Brown
R. Wood
A. Wilkins
W. Ursell
W. Gillman
J. Gillman
R. Moss
No business recorded W. Gillman Sec
R. Wood
A. Wilkins
W. Ursell
No: 100 1800
6th February
Richard Wood Pauls Head Tavern Members:
A. Brown
R. Wood
W. Ursell
R. Moss
W. Gillman
"Unanimously agreed that the society in future shall meet only the first Wednesday in February and the first Wednesday in August W. Gillman Sec
R. Wood
W. Ursell
No: 99 1799
6th February
Richard Wood Pauls Head Tavern
Cateaton Street
Members:
Aaron Brown
Richard Wood
Archdale Wilkins
William Ursell
Robert Moss
Thomas Webb
William Gillman
Apprentices present:- Pitcher, Jones, Marks
Paid 1/= each
Quarterly meetings were held at St Pauls Head Tavern in 1799
W. Gillman Sec
R. Wood
W. Ursell
A. Wilkins
No: 98 1798
7th February
Richard Wood Pauls Head Tavern Members:
Aaron Brown
R. Wood
A. Wilkins
W. Ursell
R. Moss
Thomas Webb
and a friend
W. Gillman
3 apprentices attended and were paid 1/= each
No other business

Quarterly meetings held at St Pauls Head Tavern in 1798, no business recorded

W. Gillman Sec
R. Wood
A. Wilkins
W. Ursell
No: 97 1797
1st February
Richard Wood Pauls Head Tavern Members:
Aaron Brown
Richard Wood
Archdale Wilkins
William Ursell
Robert Morse
Anthony Hillier
William Gillman
Proposed and agreed that Joseph Master, being now 14 years of age be allowed £10 as an apprentice fee to Mr Barnes, Cutler.
Three apprentices attended, W. Pitcher, J. Jones, J. Marks

No business conducted at quarterly meetings held in 1797

W. Gillman Sec
R. Wood
A. Wilkins
W. Ursell
No: 96 1796
3rd February
Richard Wood Pauls Head Tavern Members:
John Reynolds
Aaron Brown
Richard Wood
Archdale Wilkins
Anthony Hillier
William Ursell
George Davenport
William Kendall
W. Gillman
Proposed and agreed unanimously that every boy put out by the society shall be enrolled before the money is paid.
Two boys present at the meeting
W. Gillman Sec
R. Wood
A. Wilkins
W. Ursell
No: 95 1795
4th February
Richard Wood Pauls Head Tavern Members:
Robert Preston M.P.
Aaron Brown
Richard Wood
Archdale Wilkins
William Ursell
Joseph Colon
William Kendall
George Davenport
William Gillman
Minutes of the year read and confirmed

At first quarterly meeting in May 1795
"Proposed by Mr Brown, seconded by Mr Wood that the thanks of the society be sent in the most respectful manner to Robert Preston Esq for his polite invitation and entertainment of the members of the society at the launch of the Cirencester East Indiaman and afterwards at the London Tavern on the 6th April last".

W. Gillman Sec
R. Wood
A. Wilkins
W. Ursell
J. Colon
No: 94 1794
February
Richard Wood Pauls Head Tavern Members:
Richard Wood
Aaron Brown
William Ursell
George Davenport
William Gillman
Agreed that two guineas be paid to Mrs Jenkins, wife of our late secretary Thomas Jenkins

Proposed and agreed that George Davenport becomes a member of this society.
Agreed unanimously that the May & August quarterly meetings are held at Mr Ursell's Ship & Ball Five Foot Lane
At the third quarterly meeting held on 5th November 1794 it was agreed that Michael Hicks Beach chosen as member of Parliament for the Ancient Borough of Cirencester be admitted a member of the society

W. Gillman Sec
R. Wood
W. Ursell
No: 93 1793
6th February
Richard Wood Pauls Head Tavern Members:
Richard Wood
Archdale Wilkins
William Ursell
William Gillman
"Thomas Ursell (being out of his time) returned thanks to the society and received 1/- " W. Gillman Sec
R. Wood
W. Ursell
A. Wilkins
No: 92 1792
1st February
Richard Wood Pauls Head Tavern Members:
Richard Wood
Aaron Brown
William Ursell
Richard Hillier
Thomas Jenkins
" Proposed by Aaron Brown, seconded by Mr Ursell that the secretary Thomas Jenkins do collect in all the absent members forfeits between this & the next quarterly meeting, as a motion is intended to be made to exclude all those members that is in arrears a certain number of quarters".
One apprentice attended.
At the second quarterly meeting held on 1st August 1792 Robert Preston being chosen as M.P. for the Borough of Cirencester was elected a member of this society.
Thomas Jenkins Sec
R. Wood
W. Ursell
No: 91 1791
2nd February
Aaron Brown Pauls Head Tavern Members:
Aaron Brown
Richard Wood
William Ursell
Archdale Wilkins
William Gillman
Thomas Jenkins
Agreed unanimously that subscription to the book society should be closed.
Proposed by Aaron Brown that every member of this society, present or absent should pay ten shillings and six pence for the expenses of the annual meeting.
Four apprentices attended and received 1/= each.
Thomas Jenkins Sec
R. Wood
W. Ursell
A. Wilkins
No: 90 1790
3rd February
John Reynolds Pauls Head Tavern Members:
J. Reynolds
R. Wood
A. Brown
J. Woolsey
A. Wilkins
W. Ursell
W. Gillman
R. Rudder
J. Richardson
Five apprentices attended this meeting

At the quarterly meeting on 5th May 1790 it was agreed to have a summer dinner on the 2nd Monday in June at the Castle, Highgate and dinner to be on table at 3 o'clock precisely.

At the third quarterly meeting held on 3rd November 1790 Mr Thomas Startup was balloted for, and all blackballs. Therefore the said Mr Startup cannot be admitted a member of this society and the secretary is ordered to return his subscription fee.

T. Jenkins Sec
R. Wood
A. Wilkins
W. Ursell
No: 89 1789
4th February
Richard Wood Pauls Head Tavern Members:
R. Wood
A. Brown
W. Ursell
R. Rudder
T. Deighton
J. Dawson
J. Richardson
T. Jenkins
Mr John Dawson proposed Mr Richard Rudder, wine merchant, No 18 Piccadilly to become a member of the society. Agreed unanimously.
Six apprentices attended and received 1/= each.
Proposed that every member pays the sum of 10/6 at the annual meeting for the further support of the society.
Agreed at first quarterly meeting in July 1789 that any proposition made by a member of the society shall not be confirmed until two following meetings. If any member objects to a proposition a special summons to be sent for the next meeting for the same to be confirmed or withdrawn.
Mr Thomas Startup proposed as a member by Thomas Jenkins, seconded by Richard Wood.
T. Jenkins Sec
R. Wood
W. Ursell
No: 88 1788
6th February
Mr John Reynolds Pauls Head Tavern Members:
Mr John Reynolds
Aaron Brown
Richard Wood
Archdale Wilkins
William Ursell
William Gillman
John Gillman
John Dawson
John Woulsey
Thomas Deighton
Richard Deighton
Thomas Jenkins
Agreed for treasurer to pay Mr Richard Deighton an apprentice fee of £15 for Henry Hinton.
A motion made by Aaron Brown "The society is not to receive any petitions to place out any more boys as apprentice till the society has more stock in the treasurer's hands." Carried unanimously.
Eight apprentices attended and received 1/= each. All members present subscribed 10/6 each for the benefit of the society.

At the third quarterly meeting held on 5th November 1788 it was proposed by Mr John Reynolds, seconded by Mr Archdale Wilkins "That at the meeting is held on the Great Jubilee year of our century since the Glorious Revolution, that we the members present should notice it with as much joy as the nature of that Glorious Day require. Which all the members present joined the worthy president in his pleasing motion to commemorate that day and to the pious memory of the Great King William."
(Dinner Bill for February 6th 1788)
'Gentlemen of the Cirencester Society'
Paul's Head Tavern

  £. s. d.
Bread and Beer 0. 4. 6
15 Dinners - 4/1 3. 0. 0
Lemons 0. 2. 6
Strong Beer 0. 4. 11
Wine etc. 3. 3. 6
Tobacco 0. 2. 0
Lemons and Sugar 0. 0. 6
Coffee and Tea 0. 11. 0

Boys

     
Bread and Beer 0. 2. 0
Dinners 0. 13. 0
Strong Beer 0. 0. 10
Glasses Broke 0. 2. 0
Suppers 0. 8. 0
China Oranges 0. 5. 6
Apples 0. 1. 6
  ---------------------

£

9. 1. 9
2 Bishopps 0. 7. 0
  ---------------------

£

9. 8. 9
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T. Jenkins Sec
R. Wood
A. Wilkins
W. Ursell
No: 87 1787
7th February
John Reynolds Pauls Head Tavern John Reynolds
Major Richard Master MP
Thomas Master MP
Aaron Brown
Daniel Taylor
Richard Wood
Samuel Gegg
John Woolsey
William Gillman
Thomas Deighton
John Gillman
Archdale Wilkins
John Dawson
William Ursell
Guests:-
William Martin
William Webb
Agreed for the society to enter into a voluntary subscription at annual dinners to relieve it from the expenses so that the stock should not be diminished. All members and visitors present subscribed 10/6 each
Eight apprentices attended and received 1/= each
T. Jenkins Sec
R. Wood
W. Ursell
A. Wilkins
No: 86 1786
1st February
John Reynolds Pauls Head Tavern John Reynolds
Major Richard Master MP
Thomas Master MP
Aaron Brown
Archdale Wilkins
John Waite
William Ursell
Richard Wood
Daniel Taylor
Anthony Hillier
Samuel Gegg
John Woolsey
William Gillman
Guest:
Mr Ready
Major Richard Master MP for the Borough Town of Cirencester, Thomas Master MP for County of Gloucester and Rt.Hon.Lord Apsley, Lord Commissioner of the Admiralty & MP for the Borough Town of Cirencester admitted members of the society.
Two new apprentices appointed:-
Zechariah Redhead to Charles DeGraves
George Devenport to Aaron Brown - Dyer
Agreed that the society meets quarterly at Pauls Head Tavern rather than every month.

At the first quarterly meeting held on 3rd May 1786 three new members admitted, and agreed that visitors at the annual dinner pay 5/= each and 2/6 at quarterly meetings.
Agreed that Mr Marriott be asked to provide suppers at quarterly meetings at one shilling each to be on table at nine o'clock precisely.

T. Jenkins Sec
R. Wood
W. Ursell
A. Wilkins
No: 85 1785
2nd February

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Pauls Head Tavern Members:
John Jenkins
Aaron Brown
John Waite
Richard Wood
Anthony Hillier
John Woolsey
Joseph Colon
Archdale Wilkins
John Reynolds
William Ursell
Daniel Taylor
Samuel Gegg
Thomas Jenkins
William Gillman admitted as a member

"Agreed that two new apprentices be put out by the society"

Thomas Ursell to --- Rivers

T. Jenkins Sec
R. Wood
W. Ursell
A. Wilkins
No: 84 1784
4th February

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Pauls Head Tavern Members:
John Jenkins
Aaron Brown
John Waite
Richard Wood
Anthony Hillier
John Woolsey
Archdale Wilkins
William Ursell
Daniel Taylor
Thomas Jenkins
Mr Samuel Gegg admitted as a member of the society

"No room for boys to be put out this year"

 
No: 83 1783
5th February

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Queens Arms Tavern
St Pauls Churchyard
Members:
John Jenkins
Aaron Brown
John Waite
Richard Wood
Anthony Hillier
John Woolsey
Thomas Deighton
Thomas Jenkins
Proposed by Richard Wood and agreed the society hold quarterly general meetings "for the more mutual friendship amongst ourselves and for the benefit of this society" Every member absent at quarterly meetings to pay a forfeit of half a crown.
Five new members admitted to the society:-
Archdale Wilkins, founder in the Barbican
William Ursell, Wool Comber and Worstead Maker
John Reynolds, founder in the Barbican
Daniel Taylor, Baker
Three new apprentices put out by the society:-
Richard House to William House, Coachmaker
Thomas Johnson to Daniel Taylor, Baker
William Carpenter to William Jones, Clockmaker
9 apprentices attended and received 1/= each
T. Jenkins Sec
No: 82 1782
6th February

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Queens Arms Tavern Members:
John Jenkins
Aaron Brown
John Waite
Samuel Cooke
Richard Wood
John Winall
Anthony Hillier
Thomas Deighton
John Woolsey
Two new members admitted to the society
"No boys offered to be put out"
Agreed "No member shall be admitted into this society without being balloted for. Any person having two black balls shall not be admitted"
Mr Aaron Brown & Mr John Waite added to the trustees of the East India 3 per cent stock held by the society.
John Jenkins retired as treasurer. Mr Thomas Jenkins appointed secretary and treasurer
6 apprentices attended meeting
J. Jenkins
No: 81 1781
7th February
  Queens Arms Tavern
St Pauls Churchyard
Members:
John Jenkins
Abraham Clifford
Edward Paul
Aaron Brown
John Waite
John Gegg
Richard Wood
John Packer
John Winhall
Anthony Hillier
Four new members admitted all being natives of Cirencester.
Two boys being sons of natives of Cirencester admitted as apprentices:-
Thomas Moss to John Wait
Edward Simson to Neill Young Bedstead Maker
5 boys attended and received 1/= each
J. Jenkins Sec
No: 80 1780
2nd February
  Queens Arms Tavern Members:
John Jenkins
Abraham Clifford
Edward Paul
Aaron Brown
Samuel Cooke
Richard Wood
John Waite
John Packer
John Winhall
John Gegg
Anthony Hillier, Grocer admitted a member

5 boys attended and received 1/= each
Three boys admitted as apprentices
Richard Packer to Charles Kiffe 'Carpenter'
Robert Gillman to Thomas Bolton 'Brassfounder'
William Weston to Aaron Brown 'Dyer'

J. Jenkins Sec
No: 79 1779
3rd February
  Queens Arms Tavern
St Pauls Churchyard
Members:
John Jenkins
Abraham Clifford
Edward Paul
Aaron Brown
Samuel Cooke
John Gegg
Richard Wood
John Packer
John Winhall
One boy apprentice admitted by society
"As there has been no boys put out apprentice last year, therefore this society has taken into consideration for the better encouragement for boys to be put out apprentice and to have good masters in a handy craft trade, have unanimously agreed to give a sum or sums not exceeding fifteen pounds."
5 boys attended and received 1/= each.
"Unanimously agreed that Richard Deighton be expelled this society and was accordingly"
J. Jenkins Sec
No: 78 1778
4th February
  Queens Arms Tavern Members:
John Jenkins
Abraham Clifford
Edward Paul
Aaron Brown
Samuel Cooke
John Gegg
Richard Evans
Four new members admitted
One boy apprentice put out
John Jenkins proposed as treasurer
On the death of James Clutterbuck "M/S Jenkins and Clifford do wait on Mr Hatsell to investigate the late treasurer Mr Clutterbuck's accounts with this society as it appears by the books of this society that a considerable balance appears unaccounted for"
5 apprentices attended and received 1/= each
J. Jenkins Sec
and Treasurer
No: 77 177
5th February
  Queens Arms Tavern
St Pauls Churchyard
Members:
John Jenkins
Nathaniel Cleaveland
Robert Taggart
Abraham Clifford
Edward Paul
Robert Prosser
Joseph Kilby
Aaron Brown
Thomas Jenkins
Three new members admitted
Agreed two boy apprentices be put out by the society (Joseph Davenport to Aaron Brown - "Dyer"
4 boy apprentices attended and received 1/= each
J. Jenkins Sec
J Clutterbuck
Treasurer
No: 76 1776
7th February
  Queens Arms Tavern Members:
John Jenkins
Joseph Kilby
Abraham Clifford
Edward Paul
John Jenkins Junior
Aaron Brown
Robert Prosser
John Waite, son of the late Mr John Waite admitted a member of the society
John Woolsey of Cirencester applied for his son Abraham to be put out as apprentice by the society. This was agreed
5 boy apprentices attended and received 1/= each
J. Jenkins Sec
J Clutterbuck
Treasurer
No: 75 1775
1st February
  Queens Arms Tavern
St Pauls Churchyard
Members:
John Jenkins
Joseph Kilby
Abraham Clifford
Robert Taggart
John Gray
John Jenkins Junior
Aaron Brown
Thomas Jenkins
Robert Prosser
Samuel Blackwell M.P. for Cirencester attended and admitted a member of the society
William Griffin, Printer in the Strand, having taken James Millard as an apprentice was paid an apprentice fee of £10.
5 apprentices attended and received 1/= each
J. Jenkins Sec
J Clutterbuck
Treasurer
No: 74 1774
2nd February
  Queens Arms Tavern
St Pauls Churchyard
Members:
John Jenkins
Joseph Kilby
Abraham Clifford
Robert Taggart
Edward Paul
John Jenkins Junior
John Davis
Aaron Brown
Thomas Jenkins
Nathaniel Cleaveland
Robert Prosser, Box Maker admitted a member of the society.
Agreed that Richard Flux, son of John Flux,
John Short, son of John Short, both of Cirencester to be put out as apprentices
4 apprentices attended and received 1/= each
J. Jenkins Sec
J Clutterbuck
Treasurer
No: 73 1773
3rd February
  Queens Arms Tavern
St Pauls Churchyard
Members:
John Jenkins
Joseph Kilby
Abraham Clifford
John Gray
Robert Taggart
Edward Paul
John Jenkins Junior
John Davis
Aaron Brown
Thomas Jenkins son of John Jenkins, though not a native of Cirencester but received his education there for 11 or 12 years, admitted a member of society.
Joseph Millington & James Millard of Cirencester put out as apprentices by the society
4 apprentices attended and received 1/= each
J. Jenkins Sec
J Clutterbuck
Treasurer
No: 72 1772
5th February
  Queens Arms Tavern
St Pauls Churchyard
Members:
John Jenkins
Nathaniel Cleaveland
Joseph Kilby
John Waite
John Gray
Robert Taggart
Edward Paul
Abraham Clifford
John Jenkins Junior
John Davis
Mr Aaron Brown admitted as a member of society
Mr John Stockwell, an old member of CSIL in poor circumstances granted a sum of money not exceeding ten pounds
2 apprentices attended and received 1/= each
J. Jenkins Sec
J Clutterbuck
Treasurer
No: 71 1771
4th February
  Queens Arms Tavern
St Pauls Churchyard
Members:
John Jenkins
Nathaniel Cleaveland
Joseph Kilby
John Waite
John Gray
Robert Taggart
Edward Paul
John Jenkins Junior
"No boys offered to be put out. Only one apprentice attended" J. Jenkins Sec
J Clutterbuck
Treasurer
No: 70 1770
7th February
  Queens Arms Tavern
St Pauls Churchyard
15 Members attended Agreed that William Hookham, -- Baldwin,
-- Evans be put out as apprentices
5 apprentices attended and received 1/= each
"John Radway & Thomas Bingham, returned thanks"
J. Jenkins Sec
J Clutterbuck
Treasurer
No: 69 1769
1st February
  Queens Arms Tavern
St Pauls Churchyard
13 Members attended Thomas Edmunds a Woolen Draper admitted a member of CSIL
John Davis a Baker, a former member re-admitted as a member having agreed to pay one years forfeits.
Agreed two new apprentices to be put out
9 apprentices attended and received 1/= each
"Michael Carpenter & Richard Wood returned thanks"
J. Jenkins Sec
J Clutterbuck
Treasurer
No: 68 1768
3rd February
  Queens Arms Tavern
St Pauls Churchyard
John Jenkins
John Stockwell
Nathaniel Cleaveland
Joseph Kilby
Thomas Clifford
Abraham Clifford
John Gray
Robert Taggart
Edward Paul
Robert Archer
John Eales
John Jenkins agreed to act as secretary of CSIL. Agreed that William Edmunds, son of John Edmunds, Shoemaker of Cirencester be put out as apprentice.
Mr John Jenkins a Stockbroker proposed as a member by his father, also Mr John Lawrence proposed by Mr Kilby, both admitted as members
11 apprentices attended and received 1/= each
J. Jenkins Sec
J Clutterbuck
Treasurer
No: 67 1767
4th February
  Queens Arms Tavern
St Pauls Churchyard
13 Members attended
Guests:
John Eales
John Jacobs
Both accepted as members
Letter read from Treasurer Mr Clutterbuck, agreed to sell Capital Stock - £150 East India Stock held in trust by Mr Clutterbuck & the late Mr Harrison, and purchase East India Annuities. Agreed that John Reeves, John Jenkins & Nathaniel Cleaveland are added to names of trustees.
Reported many inhabitants of Cirencester are in distressed circumstances. Agreed for treasurer t pay £10 towards relief of the poor.
11 apprentices attended and received 1/= each
J. Reeve Sec
J Clutterbuck
Treasurer
No: 66 1766
5th February
  Queens Arms Tavern
St Pauls Churchyard
16 Members attended Thomas Lamb admitted a ember of CSIL
10 apprentices attended and received 1/= each
J. Reeve Sec
J Clutterbuck
Treasurer
No: 65 1765
6th February
  Queens Arms Tavern
St Pauls Churchyard
16 Members attended
Guests:
(1) Alexander Moor
(2) Col. William Chester Master
(3) Richard Master
2 & 3 elected as members
11 apprentices attended and received 1/= each:-
William Pace - Carpenter
Richard Deighton - Carpenter
Aaron Brown - Silk Dyer
Brian Wood - Carver
Michael Carpenter - Joiner
Richard Wood - Scale Maker
John Radway - Carpenter
Thomas Bingham - Smith
George Radway - Taylor
Thomas Tartham - Undertaker
Samuel Brown - Silk Dyer
J. Reeve Sec
J Clutterbuck
Treasurer
  No Annual Meeting recorded in Minute Book for 1764

Undated Entry:-
Account of the Capital Stock of C.S.I.L. stands at five hundred pounds of 3% East India Company Annuities to the year 1777. Trustees of stock to be in the hands of Robert Taggart, Cheese Monger, Abraham Clifford, Shoe Maker, Mr John Hatsel.
In the year 1778 James Clutterbuck left by will one hundred pounds with which the treasurer, John Jenkins purchased a further £100 of East India Stock in the names as trustees of John Jenkins, Edward Paul and Abraham Clifford.

 
No: 63 1763
2nd February
  Queens Arms Tavern
St Pauls Churchyard
15 Members attended 7 apprentices attended and received 1/= each
"Thomas Bingham was recommended by Mr James Ballinger to be put out by this society (the stewards having no one to recommend) was agreed accordingly"
J. Reeve Sec
J Clutterbuck
Treasurer
No: 62 1762
3rd February
  Queens Arms Tavern
St Pauls Churchyard
18 Members attended Robert Archer admitted a member of CSIL
8 apprentices attended and received 1/= each
J. Reeve Sec
J Clutterbuck
Treasurer
No: 61 1761
4th February
  Queens Arms Tavern
St Pauls Churchyard
15 Members attended
Guests:
(1) James Gray
(2) Laurence Pitt
(1) & (2) elected as members
also Edward Paul and Robert Taggart admitted as members
Mr John Reeve unanimously elected as secretary of society
6 apprentices attended and received 1/= each
J. Reeve Sec
J Clutterbuck
Treasurer
  Undated entry in Minute Book.
"It is recommended to the future members of the society that the first established law that was made for a lasting memorial be properly supported & strengthened into one body of men. Namely to be all of them Natives born in the Borough Town of Cirencester & to admit no new member but what was born there, except the Lord of the Manor of the above said town & the two Members of Parliament for the said Borough.
And likewise that no boy be admitted to be put out an apprentice but them that was born in the above said Town & to place them out to same handy craft trade & to give for thir apprenticeship any fee not to exceed fifteen pounds".

No record of Annual Meetings held in 1759 and 1760

 
No: 58 1758
1st February
  Queens Arms Tavern
St Pauls Churchyard
Members:
T. Harrison
Mr Clutterbuck
Mr Belvior
Mr Cleeveland
Mr Greyhurst
J. Clifford
A. Clifford
Mr Waite
Mr Saville
Mr Wood
Mr Gastrell
Mr Jenkins
Mr Reeve
Mr Horkwille
Guests:
Mr Robert Berkeley Freeman of Cirencester &
Mr Samuel Pen
Elected members of society
Four apprentices attended meeting "Three of which received one shilling a'piece
John Chandler
Jos Hughes
Robert Roper
Thomas Beer
J. Reeve Sec
J Clutterbuck
Treasurer
No: 57 1757
2nd February
  Queens Arms Tavern Members:
Mr Clutterbuck
Mr Wood
James Smale
Mr Light
J. Garbile
Mr Horkwille
John Reeve
Mr Evans
Mr Davis
T. Clifford
A. Clifford
Mr Waite
J. Jenkins
Mr Kilner
N. Cleeveland
John Hamlett was recommended by Mr Greyhurst to be put out by this society. This was agreed by the stewards.
Eight apprentices attended this meeting and received 1/= each
John Gray
J. Bishop
John Chandler
Thomas Beer
Robert Atkins
Jos Hughes
Thomas Simons
Robert Roper
J. Reeve Sec
J Clutterbuck
Treasurer
No: 56 1756
4th February
  Queens Arms Tavern Members:
John Wood
James Small
William Evans
N. Cleeveland
John Reeve
John Davis
Abraham Clifford
Thomas Clifford
John Light
John Jenkins
Thomas Kilner
John Gastrell
John Waite
Guest:
Mr James Slovell
Elected a member of society
7 boys attended:-
Samuel Pugh, John Grey, John Chandler,
Jos Ballinger, Jos Hughes, Robert Atkins,
Robert Prosser
Two absent:- Jos Burton, Thomas Simon
Agreed that the treasurer should purchase fifty pounds in the capital trading stock of the East India Copany to be added to the one hundred and fifty pounds held at present, as soon as he has cash of this society in his hands for this purpose
J. Reeve Sec
J Clutterbuck
Treasurer
No: 55 1755
5th February
  Queens Arms Tavern 16 Members attended:Guest:
Mr William Groehurst attorney of Cirencester was elected a member of society
Six boys attended:-
William Puckridge, John Grey, John Chandler,
Jos Ballinger, Jos Hughes, Robert Atkins
"The Hon. Mr Dawney having been chosen one of the Representatives for the Burrough of Cirencester was elected a member of this society"
Humphrey Prosser and his son attended to petition this society. It was agreed to place the said lad as an apprentice whenever a proper place for him can be found
Mr John Wood recommended William Burroughs an orphan to be placed out as an apprentice when a place can be found.
J. Reeve Sec
J Clutterbuck
Treasurer
No: 54 1754
6th February
  Queens Arms Tavern Members:
James Clutterbuck
Thomas Clifford
J. Gastrell
T. Kilner
T. Harrison
J. Reeve
N. Cleeveland
J. Clifford
Jos. Kilby
J. Moore
J. Small
Guests:-
Mr John Light, watchmaker at the Old Bailey
Mr A. Clifford, Shoemaker
Mr J. Waite, Boxmaker
Elected members of society
 
Agreed that the Treasurer to pay Thomas Bonham ten pounds for taking Thomas Simons (son of Martin Simons, Cook to the Rt. Hon. Lord Bathurst) apprentice as soon as indentures for him are executed
Seven boys attended this meeting
J. Reeve Sec
J Clutterbuck
Treasurer
No: 53 1753
7th February
  Queens Arms Tavern 16 members attended
Guests:
Elected as members:
Mr John Reeve, Printer in Wardour Street, Soho.
Thomas Clifford, Butcher near Spital Market
At this meeting the following boys were proposed as proper objects of the charity of this society.
T. Collings, son of William Collings, Tanner Aged 14
James Robins, nephew of J. Davis Aged 13
Thomas Solice, nephew of T.J. Clifford Aged 13
Agreed by the stewards that the former should be placed out apprentice as soon as a good apprenticeship could be found and the other two after they have obtained a proper age.
J Clutterbuck
Treasurer
No: 52 1752
5th February
  Queens Arms Tavern
St Pauls Churchyard
Members:
James Small
J. Jenkins
J. Merior
T. Harrison
W. Evans
J. Gastrell
J. Stockwell
J. Wood
T. Kilner
J. Clutterbuck
Mr Davis
Mr Clifton
Jos Kilby
Guest:
Mr Richard Cook, Pewterer
Was elected a member of society
No Business Recorded at this Meeting J Clutterbuck
Treasurer
  No record of an Annual General Meeting being held in 1751  
No: 50 1750
6th February
  Queens Arms Tavern Members:
T. Harrison
J. Stockwell
J. Small
J. Davies
J. Mercer
J. Clutterbuck
W. Evans
J. Clifford
J. Jenkins
J. Wood
Guests:
J. Davis, Baker
J. Kilby, Inn Keeper
J. Merrett, Pewterer
J. Gastrell, Merler
Elected members of society
"The treasurer reporting that in consequence of a resolution of last general meeting a clock for the life of the Grammar School at Cirencester had been bespoken and is now finished and ready to be sent to Mr John Crips the younger being present at the meeting. He is requested to present the compliments of this society to the Rev. Mr Whitlock and beg in their names a whole holiday for the boys when the clock s fixed up and the treasurer is hereby ordered to pay into the hands of the said Mr Crips ten shillings to be expended in cakes and ale on that occasion."
Thomas Gables, a scale beam maker attended and reported taking Robert Atkins, a native of Cirencester as an apprentice. Society agreed to pay two guineas to Mr Gables on completion if Indentures.
Agreed for the treasurer to pay ten pounds to employers of two other apprentices
J Clutterbuck
Treasurer
No: 49 1749
7th February
  Queens Arms Tavern Members present not listed in minutes
Jacob Clifford
William Evans elected members of society
John Coxe of Lypiat Esq elected on the death of Thomas Masters as one of the representatives for the Burrough of Cirencester having applied to the treasurer to become a member of the society was unanimously chosen.
Charles Coxe Esq of Kemble, son of the said John Coxe, having declared his inclination to become a member
, he was unanimously elected, but not so as to make precedent for the indiscriminate admission of such as are not natives of Cirencester
J Clutterbuck
Treasurer
No: 48 1748
1st February
  Queens Arms Tavern No record of Members or Guests present Thomas Master who relinquished his seat in Parliament and moved from Cirencester to Bath in favour of his son requested to be omitted from the list of members of the society and exempt from forfeitures. This was agreed. Members agreed to support an appeal to pay for repairs to the Grammar School prior to the reception of the Rev. Mr Ford. The Hon. Lord Bathurst suggested the society subscribe ten guineas to this fund which was agreed. "It being represented that Captain William Master has been abroad in service of his country for most part of his time since his last payment of forfeitures and is now ordered with his Regiment to Gibraltar and consequently not able to attend this society. He would be well pleased to have his name omitted out of the list of members of this society. The treasurer is hereby ordered to omit it accordingly" J Clutterbuck
Treasurer
No: 47 1747
February
  Queens Arms Tavern No record of Members or Guests present "Thomas Master Junior Esq having been elected one of the representatives in Parliament for the Burrough of Cirencester is by the unanimous desire of this society requested to become a member of this society and the treasurer is hereby required to acquaint him forthwith" J Clutterbuck
Treasurer
No: 46 1746
4th February
  The White Lyon in Cornhill No record of Members or Guests present "Mr Thomas Harrison reported that in or about the months of September last he received from Ms Joseph Freame & Son the executor of Mr John Freame (our late worthy father & treasurer deceased) the sum of Twenty Five Pounds in Benefaction directed by the said John Freame to be paid to this Society, & the same is carried to the credit of the account of this society by the treasurer".
The treasurer was ordered to purchase fifty pounds stock in the joint stock of the East India Company and added to the one hundred and fifty pounds already their property.
Mr Thomas Kilner proposed and admitted a member of the society "it having been intimated that the White Lyon in Cornhill was in some respects inconvenient to part of this society to meet at & Mr Atkinson being consulted on this occasion frankly declared that in point of profit it was not worth his while to desire a continuation of it".
Members unanimously agreed to have their next meeting at the Queens Arms Tavern, in St Pauls Churchyard. The summonses were directed to be issued for the society on the first Wednesday of next month (March 1746) at the said Queens Arms Tavern & so from time to time until otherwise ordered by a future annual meeting.
J Clutterbuck
Treasurer
No: 45 1745
5th February
  The White Lyon in Cornhill Members:
The Hon. Henry Bathurst
Mr James Small
Mr John Jenkins
Mr John Wood
Mr William Rutter
Mr John Spernick
Mr J. Davis
Mr Thomas Harrison

Mr James Walton elected a member of society

Ordered that one hundred and fifty pounds of East India Stock in the names of Joseph Shewell, Nathanial Cove and the Late John Freame be transferred to the names of Joseph Shewell, Nathanial Cove and James Clutterbuck

"Ordered that any member not attending the monthly meetings between Michaelmas & Lady Day at seven o'clock and between Lady Day and Michaelmas by eight o'clock shall be be entered absent and forfeit accordingly".

J Clutterbuck
Treasurer
No: 44 1744
6th February
  The White Lyon in Cornhill No record of Members or Guests present "Mr John Freame acquainted this society that he is grown aged & very weak & therefore desirous to be excused from doing the busyness of the said society for the future and that another person may be chosen in his room".
Members elected Mr James Clutterbuck as treasurer. The cash in hand of eighteen pounds, twelve shillings and nine pence was transferred from Mr Freame to Mr Clutterbuck.
"The society from a due sense of their obligation to the said Mr John Freame who for upwards of forty years has managed the interests of the society with great prudence integrity and success do hereby unanimously vote him their unfeigned & hearty thanks for the same".
J Clutterbuck
 

Entry from Cash Book 1701-1745)
For Dinner

Feb 6th 1744 Bread & Beer   2 .08
  Wine   16 .00
  Paid at barr as under 1. 3 .04
  Due for ye dinners   6 .00
  Lemons & Oranges     .06
  A Large Plum Pudding   5 .00
  To a poor woman     .06
  Butter & Cheese     .06
  Tobacco     .04
  Carrying Sumons   10 .00
    ---------- 
    3. 4 .10
  Paid for =======
  Fish   2 .06
  Fowles   8 .00
  Ham   8 .04
  Beef   4 .00
  Greens     .06
   

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3

.04
   

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No: 43 1743
1st February
  No venue recorded in minutes No record of Members or Guests present Mr William Rutter, Miller
Mr John Spernick, Carpenter
Mr Nathanial Cleeveland, Surveyor
All elected as members of the society
No other business in minutes
J. Freame Treasuerer
No: 42 1742
2nd February
  No venue recorded in minutes No record of Members or Guests present
Mr John Mercer and Mr John Wood admitted as members of society
"It is agreed that for the future no more than two stewards shall be chosen for each year".

"It is ordered that ten shillings be paid out of the stock of the society by the treasurer to a porter summoning the members and that it shall be at the discretion of the steward to give what is proper to the servant each annual dinner".

J. Freame Treasuerer
No: 41 1741
3rd February
  No venue recorded in minutes No record of Members or Guests present "The society considering that the several rules & bye laws which from time to time since their first establishment have been found necessary to be made by the said society are some of them obsolete and the most scattered and 'confusily' preserved do appoint and hereby in power, John Freame, James Clutterbuck, Thomas Harrison, Nathanial Cole, John Davis & John Jenkins or the major part of them to be a committee for perusing, collecting & selecting such rules & bye laws as by them shall be deemed fitting for and necessary to the well regulating of this society out of the many which have heretofore been made and that the said rules & bye laws selected shall be transcribed in this book and have all due weight and authority & as such shall henceforward be read every year at the annual meeting". John Powell petitioned the society stating that he was now bankrupt and destitute although recently had been chosen by the Ironmonger Company as their under beadle which included a house to live in. The petition to this society was for assistance in the purchase of furniture. John Powell has been a member of this society for many years and his uncle Thomas Powell was one of the benefactors and first founders of this society.
Members agreed that a sum not exceeding ten pounds be paid for the purchase of necessary furniture.
J. Freame Treasuerer
1741 - 1805 Minute Book
From this point backwards, Chairman, Venue, Members and Guests were not recorded
March 4th
1740
"It being proposed that Mr Tagart be admitted one of this society it is unanimously agreed he be admitted & Mr Stockwell is desired to acquaint him therewith".
"It is now unanimously agreed that at present & future stewards may advance for putting out one poor boy apprentice every year and summ as they shall think fit not exceeding ten pounds".
John Freame Treasuerer
February 6th
1739
90. "Joseph Griffiths desiring to be admitted a member of this society & ye same being taken into consideration he was unanimously admitted accordingly".
91. "This society taking into consideration of great hardships & calamitous circumstances that ye poor suffer & lye under occasioned by of great severity of ye weather & having a particular regard for ye poor of Cirencester ye places of their nativity do unanimously agree that twenty guineas be immediately sent to Cirencester out of their stock to be distributed amongst ye poor of that town according to the discretion of Mr Harrison & such persons as were appointed by ye Lord Bathurst & Mr Maiston to dispose of ye charity they gave to ye said town Thomas Harrison is desired to receive of ye money to remitt of same to Cirencester forthwith.
John Freame Treasuerer
February 7th
1738
88. "John Powell acquainting this society that Rd Laine desired to be admitted a member of this society tis unanimously agreed that he be admitted".
89. John Page his being brought in it is referred to ye honourable Harry Bathurst Esq. James Clutterbuck & ye four present stuards to examine of said bill & to pay him what they think fitt".
John Freame Treasuerer
February 4th
1737
86. "Tis now agreed that fifteen shillings be paid to ye porter ye carrys ye summons to ye members of this society for two years last past".
87. "It is agreed that for ye future ye stewards pay fifteen shillings a year to ye porter & ye rest of ye servants of ye house to be devided amongst them in such proportion as ye stuwards shall think fitt".
John Freame Treasuerer
March 2nd
1736
85. "It is agreed that Mr Maiston & Thomas Boucher be admitted members of this society". John Freame Treasuerer
February 4th
1735
84. "In of pursuant to ye above adjournment it is agreed that ye persons following be admitted members of this society viz Wm Baldwyn & Jos. Tull". John Freame Treasuerer
February 5th
1734
81. "Henry Bathurst Esq doing this society of honour to dine with them this day & we being desirous he should be a member of this society & he being asked whither he was willing to honour this society by being a member thereof has generously consented thereto upon which he was admitted".
82. "John Stockwell desiring this day to be admitted a member of this society it was unanimously agreed he be admitted".
83. "Ordered that ye porter ye summoned for one year & halfe last past ye members of this society to meet at their severall monthly meetings be paid for ye same ten shillings".
John Freame Treasuerer
February
1733
"No particular business offering at this general meeting".  
February 7th
1732
"Lord Bathurst, B. Bathurst Esq, Tho. Master & ye honourable Benjamin Bathurst Esq ye present stewards signifying that could not dine with ye society this day & desirous that ye dinner may be putt off till tomorrow to which this meeting agrees & accordingly have now adjourned to tomorrow ye 8 February at two aclock". John Freame Treasuerer
February 5th
1731
"Lord Bathurst doing this society ye honour of dining this day & ye honourable Benj: Bathurst Esq his son accompanying him & ye Lord Bathurst having been a member of this society for many years and we being desirous of ye honourable Benj. Bathurst should also be a member thereof, & he being asked whither he was willing to honour this society by becoming one of their members he generously consented theretoo". John Freame Treasuerer
January 6th
1730
"It is now unanimously agreed that no money for ye future shall be paid out of stock but on the account of putting out poor boyes apprentice, except for ye relief of any member of this society ye may fall to decay or any poor boy that have or may be putt out apprentice yet may want assistance and in those cases tis left to ye society to do therein as they shall think proper at an annual meeting".
"It is left to ye present stuards to endeavour to gett of ten pounds per ann. left by will to this society by John Edmunds Decd. & proceed thosein, in such a manner as they shall think fit".
"Richard Hoare signifying that ye Exrs. of his brother Thomas Hoar Decd. have delivered to him ye declaration of trust relating to ye one hundred and fifty pounds East India Stock mentioned in our minute of January 1728. He is desirous to lay up ye same for ye use of the society".
Thomas Franklin, William Collyer, Thomas Harrison & Charles Carpenter admitted 'as members of the society'.
"It being agreed that John Freame should purchase one ticket in ye present lottery for ye use & benefit of this society & he having procured one at ye prime cost being ten pounds which ticket he produced this day ye number of which is seventy four thousand eight hundred and eighteen.  74,818
John Freame Treasuerer
January 7th
1729
James Clutterbuck, Thomas Phillips, John Davies & John Walton being present were admitted as members of this society.
"This general meeting being informed that John Edmunds Decd who was one of our members has in his will left to this society ten pound per annum & ye executrix refusing to pay ye same & Ambzore Reason having laid out one pound 14s & 4 pence in taking out a copy of his will & other expenses & those having been one pound ten shillings more exponded in meeting her & her friends at severall times in order to accomodate ye matter in a friendly way which this meeting approves off & do now order payment of ye said disbursments.
It is left to ye 4 present stuards, John Freame, Thomas Hoar & Amb. Reason or any four of them to act in this affair as they shall think fit".
John Freame Treasuerer
January 8th
1728
"John Freame & Joseph Sherwell report that ye one hundred & fifty pounds E.In. Stock belonging to this society which was in ye name of Joseph Freame is transferred by him to us John Freame, Joseph Sherwell & Nath. Cove & they have signed a declaration of trust for ye same which being read & approved of.
Ordered for ye said declaration of trust be delivered to Mr Hoare to lay up for this society & ye same delivered to him accordingly".
John Freame Treasuerer
January 1st
1727

This is the first entry in the minute book dated January 1727

"John Freame acquainted this society that he thinks it proper that ye one hundred & fifty pounds East India Stock which is in ye name of his son Joseph Freame & belongs to this society should be transferred to three of ye members thereof in trust for this society & tis now unanimously agreed ye said proposal be accepted & this society makes choice of ye Sd John Freame, Nathanial Cove & Joseph Sherwell to have Sd East India Stock transferred to them & that they sign a note declaring ye said stock is ye only property of this society & their names are only made use of in trust".
"Tis agreed that no new member be admitted into this society but att an annual general meeting".
(This meeting adjourned until Friday next)
Agreed that no more than three pounds be taken from the income from East India Stock to pay for the annual dinner "and tis further agreed that ye four stuwards that are annualy chosen do not expend out of their own pockets more than ten shillings apiece, in order that said dinner be kept decently & in good order".
" -- and that this society may from time to time keep up their reputation tis earnestly desired & recommended to this society to be a standing rule for ever that at their monthly & annual meetings they cloak up & depart at ten a clock".
John Freame Treasuerer
January 4th
1726

This is the last entry in the original minute book dated 1st December 1701

"Richard Hoare being present and desiring to be a member of this society the present meeting do unanimously admitt him into ye same".

August 2 : 1727
"Nathaniel Cleveland desiring to be of this society tis unanimously agreed that he be admitted into the same".

John Freame
London
January 5th
1725
"It is agreed that if a boy should not offer every year that then ye stuards shall have liberty to putt out a boy that he or his parents received alms of ye Parish of Cirencester notwithstanding ye agreement made in ye year 1708".
"This general meeting do unanimously agree that Jos. Male & James Small be admitted members of this society".
"John Powell & John Cleeveland also admitted members of society.
John Freame
January 6th
1724
Two shillings and sixpence paid by members towards annual dinners was agreed to be too great a charge & discouraged members from attending.
Resolved that stuards are paid three pounds per annum from, interest received from East India Stock for the annual dinner.
"Tis now agreed that such of ye stuards for ye future that shall not meet five times a year after ye annual meeting shall forfeit five shillings ove & above their annual forfeiture & same to be putt to such use as this society shall think fit,
John Freame
January 1st
1723
"The stewards for ye year ensuing are Henry King, Humphrey Moss, James Willett & John Freame".
"It is agreed that our meetings be for ye future at Tho. Jacksons at ye White Lyon Tavern in Cornhill till further notice".
Richard Willott & Richard Clutterbuck admitted members of the society.
John Freame
London
January 2nd
1722
"It is agreed that if any member of this society knows any Cirencester person of good reputation that is suitable for to be joined to this society that they kindly invite him to it". John Freame
January 3rd
1721
"Thomas Hoare, Humphrey Moss, Richard Harrison & Francis Hawling are chosen stewards for ye year ensuing".
"Thomas White & William Edmonds desiring to be admitted into this society this general meeting do unanimously agree theretoo".
John Freame
January 4th
1720
(December 7th 1720)
"Robert Freame, Robert Betterton, Thomas Shewell & James Shewell are chosen stewards for ye year ensuing. Nathanial Cove and Samuel Wood admitted members of the society".
"John Freame has paid four pounds to ye stewards ye same being one years interest of eighty pounds which he has in his hands belonging to the society".
John Freame confirmed he has paid one hundred pounds into the Southsea Company as agreed at a monthly meeting in July.
John Freame
January 7th
1719
(December 2nd 1719)
"Jos. Shewell, Samuel Bowley, James Burgess & Dr. Paine are appointed stewards for year ensuing".
"Thomas Powell Esq who was one of ye first promotors of this society having amongst other charities left to this society forty pounds with ye stewards present report they have received & paid it into ye hands of John Freame & ye said John Freame being present acknowledgeth he has received of same for ye use of the society".

"Benjamid Bathurst Esq being desirous of being one of this society & they having taken ye same into their consideration do admitt him a member thereof in consideration he is one of ye representatives in Parliament for ye burrough of Cirencester yet not so as to make ye same a president".

John Freame
December 3rd
1718
"H. King, James Willott, John Cooper & John Freame are chosen stewards for ye year ensuing".
No other business recorded in minutes.
John Freame
January 4th
1717
(December 4th 1717)
Lord Bathurst, Thomas Masters, Robert Young & Ambrose Reason are chosen stewards for ye year ensuing.
"Ye first Wednesday in January falling upon New Years Day upon which for all members are like to be absent, it is therefore agreed that we dine together on ye 2nd Wednesday in January & Robert Young is desired to give to all members notice thereof".
William Young admitted as a member of the society.
John Freame
February 7th
1716
"Gyles Cambridge being present & desireing to be admitted into this society tis agreed nomine contradiconte that he be admitted". John Freame
January 4th
1715
"There being some complaint by ye last boy that was placed out by H. King relating to his trade it is left to Henry King & ye present stewards to gett him another place or doe therein as they shall think fitt". John Freame
January 5th
1714
"Richard Kemble, William Chance, John Cooper & James Burgess are chosen stewards for ye year ensuing".
Francis Hawling admitted a member of the society.
John Freame
January 6th
1713
"Richard Harrison, Samuel Handcock & Jeremy Handcock being present & desiring to be admitted into this society tis agreed nomine contradiconte that they be admitted accordingly".
"Tis agreed that if any member of this society shall misbehave himself & a complaint thereof being made at their general meeting it shall be in ye full power of ye society or ye majority of them to expell any such refractory person out of this society that thereby this society may be kept in love & unity & answer ye good & charitable order for which ye same was at first established".
John Freame
London
January 5th
1712
"Tis agreed that ye monthly meetings for ye coming year shall be on ye first Wednesday in ye month".
"Tis agreed by the society that on ye first Wednesday in July there shall be no meeting at ye 3 Tonns in Wood Street but on that day the society agrees to dine together att ye house of Samuel Bowley att ye Kingshead att Norton Faulgate upon a joint clubb & ye present stuards are desired to prepare a moderate dinner & summon ye members & those that do not come att ye time appointed are to pay a forfeit two shillings and sixpence".
John Freame

(First record of any meeting places)

January 7th
1711
"John Freame having four lottery tickets in his hands he is desired to keep them till they are all drawn & then exchange them for use of this society".
"Tis recommended by this society when any member thereof shall think fitt to make their wills that they would remember to leave something to the society ye same being for ye benefit of ye poor of ye parish where they received their first breath".
John Freame
March 5th
1710
"Agreed that John Freame is desired to pay ye forty pounds of this society in his hands into the ongoing lottery". John Freame
1709 No minutes of any meetings held this year  
London
January 3rd
1708
"Tis agreed that for ye future no boy shall be putt out apprentice to any person but to a Freeman of London".
"Tis agreed that if any member of this society shall think fitt to add any summ of money to what is alloted by this society for ye putting out a poor boy may have liberty to contribute thereto what he shall think fitt".
"Tis agreed that no boy shall be putt out by this society that he or his parents releives alms from ye Parish of Cirencester".
 
London
January 5th
1707
"Tis agreed by this society that no boy shall be placed out for ye future without ye advice and consent of ye major part of ye 5 stewards and if any steward shall putt out a boy without ye advice & consent of a major part of them ye money shall not be allowed by this society; and if ye stewards cannot agree in ye choice of a boy that then they shall lay ye same before ye secretary who shall by majority of votes determine which of ye boys proposed shall be putt out by this society.
And tis also agreed that there shall be but one boy putt out by ye stewards in one year unless there is particular directions to ye contrary by this society".
 
  No records of meetings being held in 1706, 1705 or 1704  
London
January 3rd
1703
"Tis agreed to alter ye monthly meeting of this society from ye first Monday in ye month to ye first Wednesday for ye year ensuing".
"Allen Bathurst Esq generously offering to be of this society & they taking ye same into consideration unanimously admitt him into it, yett not so as to make ye same a president".
 
London
January 4th
1702
"Tis agreed that every member of this society hath a right to propose or recommend a boy to be putt out apprentice from time to time as he shall think fit".  
London
January 5th
1701
"Tis concluded & agreed that the four stewards annually to be chosen shall give five pounds & not exceeding six pounds for putting out apprentice every year a poor boy that is born in Cirencester & of Cirencester parents & ye choice of ye boy is left to ye approbation of ye said four stewards or ye major part of them".

The First Annual Dinner

 

The Book of the Constitutions
& Bylaws of ye Cirencester Society
Commencing ye 1st December 1701

London December 1. 1701

(1) Tis agreed by ye Cirencester Society that meet monthlythat they dine together ye first Monday in January at one of the Clock.
(2) That four stewards be chosen by ye majority of votes toprepare said dinner every year.
(3) That every member of the society pay towards ye saiddinner two shillings & sixpence & if any person shall be absent toforfeit his said money.
(4) That ye four stewards shall defray ye charges that yesaid dinner shall amount unto more than ye before mentioned half crowns.
(5) That any monthly forfeitures shall be used for charity.
(6) That no person be of this society but such as are bornatt Cirencester.

1701

List of members from original cash/account book

Mr Richard Kemble
Mr George Kemble
Mr Henry King
Mr Robert Freame
Mr Thomas Shewell
Mr James Shewell
Mr John Cooper
Mr John Freame
Mr Edward Forebee
Mr Henry Smith
Mr John Timbrell
Mr Timothy Perry
Mr James Willett
Mr Thomas Onion
Mr Henry Prundall
Mr Thomas Drake
Mr Samuel Dicke
Mr Thomas Powell
Me William Chance
Mr Robert Betterton
Mr Thomas Dutton
Mr Jacob Brent
Mr Roger Young
Mr John Edmonds
 
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