Extracts From Minute Book 1830 1856

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Title Extracts from Minute Books for Scriven with Tentergate Township 1830 – 1856
Date 1830-1856
Source North Yorks Archives, Northallerton. DC/KNU X!

Items relating to the administration of Poor Relief, running the Workhouse and arrangements for the sale of the Workhouse following the formation of the Knaresborough Union.
North Yorks Archives, Northallerton. DC/KNU X!

(page 3)
Pusuant to Notice given in the Church on Sunday last calling a meeting to be held this Day at Mrs Claptons the Royal Oak, it was unanimously agreed upon that notice should be given on Sunday next for a meeting to be held in the vestry in the Parish Church for choosing a select Vestry agreeable to the act for the regulation of Parish Vestries
November 18th 1830 Wm Turnbull Chairman

1831 October 6th Pursuant to Notice given in the Church on Sunday last calling a Meeting to be held this day at Mr Jonah Dunmores for the consideration of determining whether the Earl of Roslyn should be charged with Poor rates or not It was agreed that Mr Thos Simpson. Mr Wm Harrison. Mr Geo Simpson Mr Bradfield Mr How Mr M Winter and Mr Wm Turnbull. The churchwarden and overseers shall examine the valuation Book and shall make such enquiries as may be necessary and also survey the Workhouse for improvement and provide an estimate to lay before the Meeting on Tuesday next. And it was further agreed that this meeting shall be adjourned to Tuesday next at 11 O’Clockin the Vestry to receive the above report.
Also to ascertain Mr Howgates charge for the Plan or Field Book of Scriven with Tentergate.
It was determined that no Parish apprentices should be put out. It was proposed by Mr D Myers and seconded by Mr Wm Turnbull that Mr M Winter be appointed Constable for Scriven With Tentergate which was unanimously agreed to. WmDriffield. Chairman

(page 5)
March 18th 1832 at a meeting held at Abraham Johnsons for the purpose of forming a Committee for engaging a Master and Mistress for the workhouse of Scriven with Tentergate.
Resolved that the committee be formed of persons paying on a rate of four pounds and upwards a year as stated in the Towns Books. – signed on behalf of the meeting. Thomas Simpson Chairrman
It is further resolved that an advertisement shall be sent to the Leeds Mercury fixing the day of election on the 5th day of April next. Thos. Simpsom Chairman
It is resolved also at this meeting that the Quinsesons for the time being shall be empowered to make some alterations in the Workhouse necessary for the better accommodation of the Master + Mistress. Thomas Simpson Chairman

(page6)
Wanted a Man and his Wife as Master + Mistress for the Workhouse for the Township of Scriven with Tentergate in the Parish of Knaresborough – salary thirty pounds a year with Meat, Washing etc: A man without a family will be preferred and testemonials of character will be required the day of the Election is on the 5th day of April next at the House of Mrs Clapton at Two O’Clock in the afternoon

Scriven with Tentergate
March 15th 1832

1832 Sept 3rd At a Meeting held this Evens at the Workhouse it was unanimously agreed that a Committee of Seven with the Overseers and Churchwarden shall be appointed to enquire about the arrears of Rents considered due from the Township whether such Rents or part of such Rents should be paid.- The following shall form the Committee.- Mr WmDriffield Mr Thos Simpson Mr Wm Turnbull Mr ThosSpetch Mr Wm Bradfield Mr John Meadley Mr Philip Steele
Thursday at 6 O’Clock Mrs Clapton

(page 9)
Dec 11th 1832 Sent RobtLinfoot’s acct. from July 18th to Oct 10th 1832 – 12 weeks at 2/- per week £1..4..
To RobtLinfoot, Hunsingar.

Scriven Dec. 12th 1832
Sir
Favoured by your Father we take the liberty of troubling you to send us the Character of David Bramley who lived in a part of mr Thos. Alderson’s house situated in Preecote, Darlington and is now become chargeable to our Township – Probably the said Thos. Alderson or some of his neighbours will be able to inform you of Bramley’sIndustry,Sobriety and Honesty.- Bramley says his goods were sold by Mr Alderson to pay his rent we should be glad to know if this is true – your immediate answer will oblige us.-
We are Sir Your Most Obedt. Servts. For the Ove seers
To Mr Robt. Ward North Gate Bleach-Yard Darlington Joseph Wilson

(page 10)

March 4th 1833.
At a meeting held at the House of Wm Spence for the purpose of chusing proper persons to serve Overseers of the Poor for the Township of Scriven with Tentergate the following List was proposed. –
Thomas Spetch
Thomas Simpson
RichdKettlewell
James Wood
John Rhodes
Lambert Ellison
James Potts
Geo. Simpson
Wm Houseman
Thomas Linton

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Scriven Oct 2nd 1833
Geo.Galtres
To the Township of Scriven with TentergateDr. £ s d
To balance due the Township acct. sent up to Augt. 3rd 3.. 18..-
To 8 weeks pay to Eliz. Appleton’s child up to Sept . 28th 1833 -.. 14..-
1833 @ 1/9d per week - (for 5) ----——
£4 .12. –
Sir
You must acknowledge we have let your acct run far beyond our wishes therefore you must send us the above £4.12. immediately on receipt of this and in future you must pay quarterly should we not hear from you as desired above you may expect to hear from us again.
We are Sir Your obdt. Servts.For the Overseers Joseph Wilson.
To Geo. Galtres

Henry Raper
To the Township of Scriven with tentergateDr. £.. s.. d
To Acct. to March 28th 1833…………………………………………………………….2.. 14..-
Augt 5thBy Cash on acct. ……………………………………………………………….1..12..-
1.. 12..-
To 27 weeks to pay to Widow Barff’s child @ 1/6d………………………….2..0.. 6
Up to Oct 1st1833 (for 6) 3.. 12.. 6

Jan-mes Shuttleworth
To the Township of Scriven with Tentergate Dr. £..s..d
To balance of acct. to April 8th 1883………………………………………. 3..3..-
April 16th By Cash……………………………………………………………………. 1..6..-
1..17..-
To 25 weeks from April 6th. To Sept 28th. 1833 at 1/9 per week 2..0..6

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Benson,s child
John Tippy
To the Township of Scriven with Tentergate Dr. £..s..d
To 18 weeks from May 26th to sept 28th 1833 @ 1/6 (for 8)………….1..7..-

Robt. Linfoot Ann Croft,s child
To the Township of Scriven with Tentergate £..s..d
To acct. to March 27th 1833……………………………………………………………3..12..-
Cr. By cash April 1st. 1833………………………………………………………………..2..-..-
1..12..-
To 26 Weeks from March 27th to Sept 25th 1833 @ 2/- a week……….2..12..-
(for 9) 4..4..-

Notice that the Overseer of Scriven with Tentergate will hold their monthly meeting at the house of Mr Geo. Howe on Monday the 7th Day of Octr. At five o’clock in the afternoon.
Scriven Septr. 28th. 1833

Scriven Septr. 30th. 1883
Sir
We send you enclosed a post office order for £1..-..- to pay Widow Morley as before 2/6 per week until you hear from us again- our monthly meeting is on Monday first when her application will be attended to and we shall inform you the decision .
To MrWalton We are Sirs
Chesterfield your obdt. Servts.
Derbyshire for the overseers Joseph Wilson
Isaac Grocer

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Notice is hereby given that a meeting will be held in the Vestry on Friday the 18th Day of Octbr. 1833 at 12 O’Clock for the purpose of taking into consideration the propriety of having a Valuation of all the property within the Township of Scriven with tentergate and on otherspecial affairs.
Scriven Octr. 12th. 1833
At a meeting held in pursuance of the above Notice It was resolved That Marcus Worsley Esq. Having given notice of an appeal at the late Knaresbro sessions against the Assessment made for Relief of the Poor of Scriven with Tentergate, the Curchwarden and Overseer of the Poor of the said Township to prevent unnecessary expence have entered into an agreement with Mr Worsley wherein they have engaged that the whole of the property in the said Township shall be surveyed and revalued within six months from 11th. Octr. Instant, this meeting agreed to notify and confirm that agreement, resolved that 5 of the resident rate payers be appointed a Committee with the Churchwarden and Overseer of the Poor to carry this agreement into effect.
That Wm.Collins Esq, Mr Driffield, Mr L Ellison, Mr Robt. Calverley and Mr W. Turnbull be the Committee and that they have power to appoint another in the event of any of the Committee refusing or declining to act- That the expense attendant upon carrying the resolutions into effect be paid out of the Poor Rate.
Thomas Simpson Chairman
10 o’clock on Thursday

Madam Scriven Octr. 22nd 1833
We enclose you a post office order for £3..15..- which pays you for 15 Weeks from Octr. 23rd 1833 to Febry. 5th 1834
To Ann Acton We are Madam
No 14 Court No 6 House your obedt. Servs.
Inge Street for the Overseers
Birmingham J Wilson

At a meeting of the Committee for carrying with effect the proposed new Valuation of the Township held at the Workhouse in Knaresborough on Thursday the 24th day of October 1833 pursuant to Notice – Present Wm Collins Wm Driffield Lambert Ellison William Bradfield, Churchwarden Thomas Simpson Thomas Spetch Overseers ?….Wilson Resolved that Mr Ellison and Mr Driffield be depured to agree with Mr Howgate for a survey Map and Field Book of the Township at a sum not exceeding £50.
That Mr Pilkington of Thoms be applied to to know on what terms he will make a Valuation of the Land of Township.
That an Application be made to any person to balue the Houses until it is known who is appointed to value the Houses of Knaresborough.
That the Chairman to appoint another meeting of the Committee as soon as he hears from Mr Pilkington.
Wm Collins Chairman
Scriven Pctr. 26th. 1833
Notice is hereby given that the Overseers of Scriven with Tentergate will hold their monthly meeting at the Workhouse on Monday the 4th Day of Novr. At five O’Clock in the evening.
At the Meeting of the Committee for carrying into effect a valuation of the Township held at the Workhouse in Knaresborough on Thursday the 31st day of October 1833 pursuant to Notice – Present – Wm Collins Wm Driffield Lambert Ellison Wm Turnbull Thos Simpson – Overseer
Read A Letter from Mr Howgate to the Chairman agreeing to give a correct Survey and Vellum Plan with Field Book of the Township. A Plan upon a large Scale of the Houses in Bondend. Also one upon a large scale of Scriven Village all of which houses are to be taped and square yards of each Scite given – As well as a correct survey and Plan of the Forest Lands within the Township for the sum of fifty Pounds and five Pounds extra for Vellum Skin Field Books &c &c – to be finished in the course of two months and paid for on the first of March 1834-
Resolved That Mr Howgate’s Agreement be accepted for furnishing a Plan of Coyningham Hall and the Forest House in Addition to the Plans he ahs offered without any further extra charge.
Wm Collins – Chairman
I certify the above Resolution (signed) John Howgate
At A meeting of the said Committee held at the Workhouse in Knaresborough on Monday the fourth day of November 1833 pursyuant to Notice –
Present Wm Collins Lambert Ellison Robert Calverley Wm Driffield Wm Bradfield, Churchwarden Thos Simpson Thos Spetch Joseph Wilson Overseers Wm Turnbull
Read The Chairman’s letter to Mr Pilkington dated the 24th October last requesting to know on what Terms he would make a Valuation of the Land of the Township and how soon he would commence his Labour Also Mr Pilkington’s Answer dated 29th October stating that his ususal Charge for Valuation is 21/2 per cent (or 6d in the Pound) and that he has also made it a rule where he has been employed as a Commissioner on Inclosures to charge only hallf price for revising his Valuation when wanted for any public purpose. For Scriven wwith Tentergate his Charge will be three pence in the pound on a moderate annual value and he can make arrangements to make a Journey to Knaresborough about the latter End of November- Resolved That Mr Pilkington’s offer of making a Valuation for three pence in the pound on a moderate annual Value to be accepted such Valuation to include the Forest Lands at the same price. That the Chairman to communicate the above Resolution to Mr Pilkington – Wm Collins Chairman.
Sir Scriven Nov.5th 1833

The meeting of thee Township last night agreed to send a person to wait upon you respecting James Firth’s rent dr: in about a fortnight
To Mr John Hubie I am Sir
No 97 Walm Gate your obdt. Servt.
York for the Overseers Joseph Wilson

Scriven Nov 23rd. 1833
Notice is hereby given that the Overseers of Scriven with Tentergate will hold their monthly meeting at the House of Mr Timothy Pullan on Monday the 2nd. Day of Decr. at five O’Clock in the evening when an Assessment will be made for the necessary relief of the Poor.
Sir Scriven Decr. 11th 1833-
I recd. Yours of Novr. 26th and according to my last letter the Gentleman has been at York but neglected waiting upon you therefore I laid your letter before the meeting on Monday last when your statement of Rent was not allowed to be paid.
To Mr John Hubie I am Sir
No 97 Walm Gate your obedt. Servt.
York Joseph Wilson.

Gentlemen Scriven March 24th 1834
We will thank you for a remittance before April 2nd 1834 – Ledger for 1 - £7..16..-
Overseers of Cockerton We are Gentlemen J.W.

Gentlmen
We will thank you for a remittance before April 2nd. 1834 Ledger for 2 - £1..6..-
To the Overseers of Appleton Wisk.

Gentlemen Scriven March 24th 1834.
We will thank you for a remittance before April 2nd 1834. Ledger for 3 - £16.13.-
To the Ovberseers of All Saints York.-

Notice is hereby given that the Overseers of Scriven with Tentergate will hold a meeting at the House of Mr Geo Howe on Monday the 7th Day of April at three O’Clock in the afternoon to settle their last years accounts.- Scriven March 29th 1834.
April 7th 1834
Mr Wilson is hereby requested to take out the usual process against all those Persons who are in arrears for their Poor Rates for the last year on Wednesday next. And that the same may be put into execution before he commences the collection of the Rate for the New Overseers
John Dinmore Wm Hendeman Wm Greene Jn Ward Jon. Mutaker Wm Pearson Matthew Winter John Abelson John Watson Geo Howe
Notice is hereby given that the Overseers of Scriven with Tentergate will hold a meeting at the house of Timothy Pullan on Thursday 24th Day of April at 5 O’Clock in the afternoon to close their last years accounts and an assessment will be laid for the necessary Relief of the Poor. Scriven April 19th 1834
Notice is hereby given that the Overseers of Scriven with Tentergate have had their first Rate allowed and confirmed by two of his Majesty’s Justices of the Peace and that they will hold their monthly meeting at the Workhouse on Monday the 5th Day of May at 5 O’Clock in the afternoon – Scriven April 26th 1834.
The Township of Kirby Moorside to the Township of Scriven with Tentergate 1834 To 9 Weeks pay to Wm Ellerther when ill - £1..10..6 The Doctor’s Bill 11/6d Please to remit us the above £1..10..6 and the Doctor’s Bill-
Overseers of the poor of Kirbymoorside.- We are Gentlemen Your etc. for the overseers Joseph
Wilson
(p35)
Worhouse June 2d. 1834
Resolved That henceforth the Overseers will not be responsible to the Surgeon of the Township for attending any Woman in their Confinement except in the Workhouse Lambert Ellison
Notice is hereby given that the Overseers of Scriven with Tentergate will hold their monthly meeting at the Worhouse on Monday the 7th Day of July 1834 at 5 O’Clock in the afternoon when an assessment will be laid for the necessary relief of the Poor. Scriven June 28th 1834.
At a Meeting of the Valuation Committee held at the Workhouse in Knaresborough on Saturday the fifth day of July 1834 pursuant to notice. Present Wm Collins Lambert Ellison Thos Simpson Wm Bradfield Wm Driffield Robert Calverley Joseph Wilson John Ibbotson
Mr pilkington’s Valuation was laid before the Meeting amounting to £2606..19..7 and delivered to the Overseer. Resolved that the Application be made to Mr Pilkington to the Particulars of his Valuation of the Houses and Buildings and that another Meeting be held as soon as the particulars are obtained .
Notice is hereby given that the Overseers of Scriven with Tentergate will hold their montyly meeting at the House of John Greenwood on Monday the first Day of Decr. 1834 at five O’Clock in the evening to settle their accts. And other important business. Scriven Novr. 22nd. 1834.-
Scriven Decr. 6th 1834
Sir
We received a letter from Mr Casey respecting James Firth who was over here with his family and by his own desire we advanced him 2/6 a week until Christmas and in a few days after his return to York we received a letter from him stating his illness and again sent him 2/6 a week more and on hearing that he was unable to work we sent him 4/- a week this with the 2/6 already paid in 6/6 a week from us therefore we would be glad to know what he desires as we know from his wife’s own statement that she is able to earn sufficient for herself and child.- We have refused him nothing and why he should demand relief of you is a question but we know the man and his schemes to obtain money to support a life of idleness which he ha s followed ( at the expense of the Township) for a long time though we believe his present case demands our attention We return you thanks for your information and hope as Firth has an opportunity of sending to us at least twice in the week he will cease troubling you any more.-We will send him money as usual on Monday evening and continue to do so weekly.-
To Mr james Walton We are Sir
Overseer of the poor of the Parish of St. Peter le Willows Your Obt. Servt. For the Overseers
York J. Wilson

Sir Scriven Decr. 9th 1834
We received a letter from Mr Hall respecting Widow Lowland and as we have three Widows in Leeds that we pay 6/- each monthly we will allow her the same or during her lameness we will allow her 2/e a week and from causes not worth naming here she must either accept the above or be removed to us.- We will remit you in a few days.-
To the Overseers of the Poor of Wortley We are Sir your obdt. Servt.
Leeds for the Overseers. Joseph Wilson

(p80) Scriven Workhouse. May 4th 1846
John Kenn applies for 3/- a week alld 1/-
Ann Outhwaite applies for 6d a week more not alld.
Ann Leatham applies for 6d a week more. Not alld.
Joseph Mawson’s wife applies for One Pound. Alld.
Jn Ormond’s wife applies for a coat. Suit of Clothes for a Boy. Enquire of Mr Blakey
Jn Bales applies for an advance of 1/- a week on account of a Pension of 13d a day payable to him quarterly. Not alld.
George Baif applies for Cotton for 2 Shirts and a good Old Coat little worse for wear. Alld.
John Ibbetson, Chairman

(p81)
1846
July6th Meeting at the Workhouse
Sarah Lewis applies for1/6 a week – alld 1/-
John Motson applies for leave to ;eave the Workhouse to seek employment – leave granted
Widow Bates for a weekly pension of Nine Shillings (Six children and Herself To be taken into the House not all)
Elizth Arcough applies for 4 shillings As a remuneration for her services in assisting Widow Bales at the death of her Husband. Not alld.
Sarah Johnson applies for 2/6 a week for the support of her Mother Ann Leatham at present in the Workhouse and cotton for 2 Shifts. Agreed to.
Thos. Wildbore’s Wife applies for 14/- towards the payment of his rent. Alld 12/-

(p102)
Monthly meeting Workhouse Aug 7th 1848
Sarah Fawkin applies for 1/6 per week more. Allowed
Mark Coates applies for 2£ - allowed 3/- for travelling
That this meeting be adjourned to Tuesday morning. Meadley Wood Chaiarman
1848 Sep 4th Workhouse – Monthly Meeting
Tickets for the manure to be given in to the Master by next Monday Sep11/48 – the highest Tender to be the price.
William Slinger applies for 20/- for Relief. 10/- allowed
Widow Bales applies for 2 Pair Shoes and two pairs mending. Not allowed.
Ellen Sinclair applies for 2/- a Week and a Trifle to go to Leeds – to remain in the House
Mr Mason pays to Barf’s lad 5/- this meeting agrees that the same be deducted from his weekly pay-
John Ibbetson Chairman
Enquiry to be made about Mop Girl-

(p103)
The paupers going out of the Workhouse to work – the same work to be paid for to the Master – the Master to keep just and strict account of the same – and to be entered in the Monthly account – to be all Wages – no Meat to be reckoned – the first applying for a Pauper – to have the first claim. Women 6d a day – lads 4d a day –lesser lads 3d a day.
The manure to be got out by the Parties to the House.
The Churchwarden and overseers to see Mr Ware about the Payment of the Balance of Sixty one pounds – due to the Township by Wednesday next Sep 6/48
Weights and Scales to be provided by the overseers for the use of the Workhouse.
John Ibbetson Chairman Sep 4/48

Monthly Meeting Febr. 5th 1849 Workhouse
John Bramley applies for 2/6 per week Butterworth to enquire
Susan Harrison applies for 4/- per week more allowed 1/- for a week or two
Robt Taylor applies for pair of second handed shoe allowed
Widow Fawkin applies for 1/- per week more allowed -/6 per week more
Richd Thorpe applies for 6/- extra relief allowed 4/-
Wm. Ascough applies for 2/6 a week allowed 8/- amonth in all
Thos Fountaian applies for 30/- to buy a machine Hardcastle to enquire
Thos Fletcher wife applies for a pair of shoes for herself allowed
Mattw. Fairburn applies for 10 yards cotton not allowed
Hannah Outhwaite applies for 1/- a week more not allowed
Wm Jackson wife applies for a pair of shoes for herself not allowd
(p112) Applications continued
Richd. Ellis applies for 2/- a week or work not allowed
Isaac Inman applies for 9 yds cotton and stuff for petticoat not allowed
Thos Wilton applies for his son to come into the house to come into the house
John Jessop applies for 5/- allowed 2/6
Geoe. Birch applies for £2 allowed
Meadley Wood Chairman

( Extracts from another book.)
Scriven Fey 9th 1844
Notice is hereby given that a Meeting will be held in the vestry on Thursday next the 15th day of Feby 1844 at 2 o’clock in the afternoon, to take into consideration the propriety of choosing a suitable and proper Person to serve as assistant overseer to the Township of Scriven with Tentergate.
John Ibbetson

In pursuance of the above Notice ( duly posted at the Church Door on Sunday last) A meeting of the Rate Payers of Scriven with Tentergate was held in the Vestry of the Parish Church this the 15th day of Feby. 1844. It was moved by Mr John Lumley and seconded by Mr Meadley Wood, that a Master and Matron be advertised for to take the management of the Workhouse – and the Master to serve as the Assistant Overseer for the Township of Scriven with Tentergate. Moved by Mr Scruton and seconded by Mr Wood that this Meeting be adjourned until Thursday March 14th 1844 at 2 o’clock in the afternoon for the purpose of making choice and election, of Assistant overseer.- agreed to be by a decided majority. John Ibbetson Chairman

Scriven, March 2nd 1844
Notice is hereby given that a meeting will be held in the Vestry on Monday next March 11th 1844 at 10 o’clock in th Morning for the purpose of examining the applications and Testmonials of the Candidates for the office of Assistant Overseer – preparatory to the Meeting to be held in the Vestry on Thursday March 14th 1844 at 2 o’clock in the afternoon – being the day of appointment. John Ibbetson

In pursuance of the above Notice a meeting was held this day in the Vestry – when the Letters and Testimonials of the Candidates for the office of Assistant Overseer – were carefully examined after which it was unanimously agreed that the five following Candidates remain on the list – till the day of Election – Mr Thos. Craven – Mt Thos. Horsfiall –Mr John Heptonstall – Mr Wm Clark – Mr Josh. Pratt. Moved by Mr Dinmore – seconded by Mr Lumley and unanimously agreed to – that 10/- be allowed each unsuccessful Candidate coming a distance.
Vestry March 11th 1844 John Ibbetson Chairman

Scriven with Tentergate. 14th March 1844
A Meeting of the Rate payers pursuant to previous practice was this day held in the Vestry of the parish Church for the purpose of electing a Master and Matron for the Workhouse, the Master in addition to act as Assistant Overseer.
Mr John Ibbetson having been duly elected Chairman – The following persons were proposed and seconded. Namely Mr John Heptonstall and Mary his Wife by Mr William Driffield and seconded by Mr Meadley Wood – Mr Joseph Pratt and his Wife by Mr George Renton and MrWilliam Forster secoded them – Mr William Clark and his wife by Mr Jonah Dunmore and seconded by Mr George Abbott – The show of hands having been taken by the Chairman and the same being declared in favour of Mr and Mrs pratt, a Poll was demanded by Mr Wm Driffield on behalf of Mr and Mrs Heptonstall.
It was agreed that the Poll should commence immediately and continue during the following day until 4 o’clock.
At the close of the Poll the numbers were declared as follows – 78 for Mr and Mrs Heptonstall aand 74 for Mr and Mrs Pratt leaving a majority of 4 in favour of Mr and Mrs Heptonstall – A scrutiny having been demanded on behalf of Mr and Mrs pratt, and 2 o’clock on Monday the 18th of March the time agreed upon to meet in the Vestry for that purpose a meeting was held accordingly when Mr Edwin Smith Clerk to Messrs. Powell & Sons appeared on behalf of Mr and Mrs Pratt and Mr peter Tolson on behalf of Mr and Mrs heptonstall. At the close of the Scrutiny the numbers stood – 54 for Mr and Mrs heptonstall and 48 for Mr and Mrs Pratt – there being Majority of 6 in favour of Mr and Mrs heptonstall they were consequently declared duly elected.
John Ibbetson Chairman

Notice. Ameeting of the Ratepayers of the Township of scriven with tentergate will be held at the Vestry on Thursday next at 10 o’clock in the forenoon to consider the propriety of dispensing with the services of Mr Heptonstall as assistant Overseer of the said Township
Scriven with Tentergate Meadley Wood
May 10th 1846 james wood Overseers of the Poor

May 14th
At a meeting held this day pursuant to Notice it was unanimously agreed that John Heptonstall should be discharged from his Situation as assistant Overseer to the Township Scriven with tentergate and should have his Wages allowed to the 25th May
Wm ?…son Chairman
(Copy)
In pursuance of a resolution passed at a meeting held this day ata the Vestry.
I hereby give you notice to quit and deliver up to the Churchwarden and overseers of the Poor of Scriven with Tentergate peaceable possession of the Workhouse and every article therein belonging to the said Township now in your possession on Monday next and at the same time and place pay to them the balance due from you to the said Township Wm Etison Chairman
To Mr John Heptonstall 14th may 1846

Vestry July 22nd 1855
At this adjourned meeting the assistant Overseers accounts were examined and allowed and the balance of £15.8.-was handed over to the overseers –
Collected out of 1st Rate laid 18th April 1855 13./.1/.21/2
Uncollected in the said rate - 90. 1. 11/2
Total amount of rate £227.18.4
John Ibbetson Chairman

Scriven with Tentergate
Notice is hereby given that a Meeting will be held in the Vestry of the Parish Church on Thursday the 9th day of August 1855 at 7 o’clock in the evening for the purpose of taking into consideration the propriety of selling or disposing of the Workhouse.
August 5th 1855 Meadley Wood Guardian of the Poor
Vestry August 9th 1855
In pursuance of the foregoing Notice a meeting was held this day when the undermentionned Gentlemen were appointed to make the necessary enquiries for filling up the papers produced at the Meeting requesting authority of the Poor Law Board for the Sale of the Workhouse in the village of Scriven.-
William Driffield Esq. Mr Jno. Ibbetson Mr Jno. Rhodes Mr James Wood Mr William Calverley
(signed) William Driffield Chairman

Copy of the report sent to the Poor Law Board by the Committee appointed at the Vestry Meeting held August 9th 1855 for the purpose of requesting the Authority of the Poor Law Board for the Sale of the Workhouse in the Village of Scriven –
1st The premises cannot be used for any purpose profitable to the Township.
2nd The proceeds of the sale to be applied to the general fund of the Township
3rd We have sent a Sketch of the Workhouse and particulars as correct as we can ascertain – The Building coloured Blue was built and occupied as a School house up to the year 1794 the expenses supposed to have been defrayed by Lady Slingsby. In 1794 the Building coloured Yellow was built by the Township on the Waste land at the expense of £154.4s-9d since then the School House and the New Building have been occupied as the Workhouse, previous to which time a building lower down the village was occupied as the Workhouse at a rent of £1-5-0 Nearly thirty years ago the Yard being found too small and other conveniences wanting Sir Thomas Slingsby the then Lord of the Manor of Scriven allowed the Township to enclose more of the waste land coloured Pink to enlarge the yard and provide those conveniences for which waste land and the School House we can find no memorandum of any acknowledgement being made,-
Sir Charles Slingsby the Lord of the Manor of Scriven and owner of nearly the whole of the village and the greatest part of the Land in the Township is desirous of having the Building taken down and the land restored to its former state, as the Buildings are no longer required for the use of the Township

Notice is hereby given that a meeting of the Ratepayers of the Township of Scriven with Tentergate will be held in the Vestry of the Parish Church Knaresborough on Tuesday next the 18th Inst at 2 o’clock in the afternoon for the purpose of returning answers to the questions of the Poor Law Board relative to the Workhouse at Scriven preliminary to receiving their sanction to sell it.
December 13th 1855 Josh. Brunt Assistant Overseer

Vestry Decr. 18th 1855
Pursuant to the above Notice a Meeting was held this day when it was proposed by Mr Edward Pratt and Seconded by Mr Jonah Dinmore that in consequence of the late Sir Thomas Slingsby being so liberal as to allow the land for the Workhousse to be built upon, that Sir Charles Slingsby should have an offer of the Buildings at the sum stated in the report sent to the Poor Law Board, viz one hundred and five pounds, which was unanimously carried by the meeting.
Willm. Driffield Chairman

Notice is hereby given that a Meeting of the Ratepyers of the Township of Scriven with Tentergate will be held in the vestry of the Parish Church Knaresborough on Thursday next the 14th Inst. At 2 o’clock in the afaternoon for the purpose of examining a letter from the Poor Law Board relating to the sale of the Workhouse at Scriven, and also the copy of a letter addressed by Sir Charles Slingsby Bartt. To the Poor Law Board on the same business and to report thereon to the Poor Law Guardians of the Knaresborough Union
Fby. 9th 1856 Joseph Brunt Assistant Overseer

Vestry Feby. 14th 1856
Pursuant to the foregoing notice a meeting was held this day when it was proposed by Mr Jno. Groves and seconded by Mr Thomas Steele that the resolution passed as the vestry meeting held Dec 18th 1855 be confirmed, and the offer of Sir C. Slingsby Bartt. Be accepted which was unanimously adopted
(signed) James Fawcett Chairman Willm. Driffield John Ibbetson Thomas Steele Edwin Lumby Thomas Dawson Thomas Burgess William Calverley William Fergisson John Rhodes William Lister

Form No. 6 B
Sale of Parish Property
6W4C69 Resolution entered in Vestry Book.

Parish of Scriven with Tentergate
Knaresborough union
County of York
At a meeting of the owners of the Property in the Parish legaly entitled to vote, and of the Tarepayers therein, held at the Vestry of the Parish Church Knaresborough in the said Parish, on Thursday the Seventeenth day of April 1856 pursuant to notice duly given.
It was resolved by a majority of such Owners present in person or by Proxy and of such ratepayers at such meeting That this meeting do consent to the Guardians of the Poor of the Knaresborough Union selling the premises described in the margin hereof under the provision
Of an act passed in the sixth year of the reign of
The interest of the Township n the Buildings his late Majesty King William the fourth intituted
Formerly used as a Workhouse together with an act to facilitate the conveyance of the outbuilding and land thereto adjoining and Workhouses and other property of Parishes and belonging in the Township of Scriven with of incorporations or unions of Parishes in England
Tentergate and Wales, in such manner aand subject to such
rules orders and regulations touching such sale
the conveyance of suchProperty and the
application of the produce arising therefrom for
permanent advantage of this Parish as the Poor Law Board shall in that behalf direst.-

It was proposed By Mr Robert Dawson and Seconded by Mr William Ferguson and unanimously adopted that the interest of the Township in the Building formerly used as a Workhouse together with the outbildings and the Land thereto adjoining and belonging to the Township of Scriven with Tentergate be offered to Sir Charles Slingsby Bartt. For the sum of £105-0-0 accordsing to a Resolution passed Decr. 18th 1855
(signed) James Fawcett Chairman John Rhodes William Calverly Richard Swale Willm Driffield Robert Dawson William Fergusson

Scriven with Tentergate
Notice is hereby given that a meeting will be held in the Vestry of the Parish Church on Thursday the 14th Inst. At 2 o’clock in the afternoon for the purpose of considering the best mode of disposing of the proceeds of the Workhouse at Scriven
Augt. 10th 1856 Meadley Wood Guardian of the poor

In Pursuance of the above Notice a meeting was held this day when it was unanimously resolved that the proceeds of the sale of the Workhouse at Scriven should be applied in aid of the Poor Rates.-
Augt. 14th 1856 James Fawcett Chairman