Stevens 1877-03-23

Miss S. Dix called.

Vestry Meeting this evening for election of Guardian, overseers and Way warden. I took the Chair. Present Messrs Hitchcox, Herbert, Turner, F Manning, Hiorns, Coles, Richard Lamb.

The loss of the “Award” of Sibford Gower was spoken of. F. Manning told me that Alfred Pettipher brought it from Mr Thomas Rymill to a certain meeting of Feoffees some years ago, that Mr Payne said it ought not to be in private hands and that the Feoffees retained it.

Mr Hitchcox gave me a note from Davenport the Bishop’s Secretary demanding £2.14 for Expenses of Sequestration of the Benefice after Mr Bourchier’s resignation.