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Title: Fifth Report of the Vestry of the Parish of Chelsea [1860-1]
Author: Lahee, Charles
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                               FIFTH REPORT
                                  OF THE
                     Vestry of the Parish of Chelsea,
                                  IN THE
                           COUNTY OF MIDDLESEX,
                           APPOINTED UNDER THE
                  METROPOLIS LOCAL MANAGEMENT ACT, 1855.


                                * * * * *



                                 1860–1.


                                * * * * *

             _Ordered to be printed September_ 24_th_, 1861.

                                * * * * *

                                 LONDON:
                     C. & F. BELL, MACHINE PRINTERS,
               (_By Appointment to the Vestry of Chelsea_),
                            133, KING’S ROAD.

                                * * * * *

                                  1861.



TABLE OF CONTENTS.

                                                                  Page
        Fifth Report of the Vestry of the Parish of               2–26
        Chelsea.
NO.                         APPENDIX.
    1.  List of Vestrymen, Auditors, and Officers, with          28–36
        Plans and Descriptions of the Wards
    2.  Return of Members’ Attendances . . . _facing                36
        page_
    3.  List of Parish Officers elected at Easter, 1860,            37
        and of the Overseers previously nominated for
        selection
    4.  List of Committees and Sub-Committees                    38–41
    5.  Names and Places of Abode of the Clergy and              42–46
        other Parochial Officers
    6.  Salaries, &c.—Return asked for by the Committee             47
        of Works and for General Purposes
    7.  General Works and Revenue                                48–49
    8.  Surveyor’s Return of General Works, and of Works            50
        remain in progress
    9.  Chelsea Bridge Road                                      51–55
   10.  Lighting—Petition and Memorial                              56
   11.  Dust, Ashes, &c.—Regulations for their Removal           57–59
   12.  Return of Proceedings taken for the Removal of              60
        Nuisances, and for the Sanitary Improvement of
        the Parish
   13.  List of Slaughter Houses in the Parish Licensed             61
        October, 1860
   14.  Sewers Works and Revenue                                    62
   15.  Surveyor’s Return of Sewerage Works                         63
   16.  The late Hans Town Commission                               64
   17.  The late Chelsea Improvement Commission                     64
   18.  Vestry Hall                                              65–76
   19.  Metropolis Local Management Act—Suggestions for         77–103
        its Amendment
   20.  Chelsea Charities                                      104–106
   21.  Cremorne Gardens                                           107
   22.  “The Lots”                                             108–109
   23.  Chelsea Hospital Grounds                               110–111
   24.  Thames Embankment—Petition in favour of the                112
        “London Coal and Wine Dues Continuance Bill”
   25.  Horse Ride in Kensington Gardens—Petition to the           112
        Queen
   26.  Local Magistracy—Correspondence with the Lord              113
        Lieutenant of the County of Middlesex
   27.  Parochial Assessments Bill—Petition against                114
   28.  Houses and Population in 1851 and 1861 compared;           115
        with some other Statistics
   29.  Enfranchisement of the Parish of Chelsea              116, 117
   30.  Water Companies’ Accounts                             118, 119
   31.  An Account in Abstract of Receipt and                  120–123
        Expenditure
   32.  Establishment Charges                                      124
   33.  Reports of the Auditors, 1860 and 1861                125, 126
   34.  Interest Account                                           127
   35.  A Statement of all Arrears of Rates, &c.                   128
   36.  A Statement of all Moneys excepting Rates, &c.             129
   37.  A Statement of all Mortgages, &c.                          130
   38.  A Statement of all other Debts and Liabilities        131, 132
   39.  Balance Sheet                                              133
   40.  A Statement of the Amount of all Contracts, &c.       134, 136
   41.  Bye Laws                                               137–140



FIFTH REPORT
OF THE
Vestry of the Parish of Chelsea,
_For the Year ended March_ 25_th_, 1861.


          MEMBERS OF THE BOARD, AND ESTABLISHMENT ARRANGEMENTS.

The result of the ward elections on the 29th of May, 1860, was to effect
the following changes in the constitution of the board:—

                   RETIRING MEMBERS.
Mr. BOWERS      Mr. LEETE             Mr. THIRST
,, BURTON       ,, OSBORN             ,, TILL
,, BUTT         ,, PITT               ,, WAIN
,, CARTER       ,, PORTER             ,, WATKINS
,, COMPTON      ,, RABBITS            WHITEHEAD
,, CURRY        ,, E. RICHARDS        ,, R. WOOD, and
,, GABLE        ,, G. W. RICHARDS     ,, YAPP.
,, JACKSON
                  MEMBERS RE-ELECTED.
Mr. BUTT        Mr. LEETE             Mr. THIRST
,, COMPTON      ,, OSBORN             ,, TILL, and
,, GABLE        ,, RABBITS            WAIN.
                      NEW MEMBERS.
Mr. BADCOCK     Mr. GURNEY            Mr. PARKER
,, BLAZDELL     ,, HULSE              ,, ROOPE
,, DELANY       ,, LAWRENCE           ,, WALKER, and
,, DOUBELL      ,, OXFORD             ,, L. E. WOOD.
,, FOY

Descriptions, with plans, of the several wards, with the names and
addresses of the members of the vestry representing them, of the auditors
of the accounts, and of the officers, as required by the Act to be given
in each report, will be found in the Appendix No. 1 (pages 28 to 36).

At Easter, 1860, the usual election of churchwardens, sidesmen, church
trustees, and auditors of the church trustees’ accounts took place; their
names and addresses, together with those of the persons previously
nominated as fit to serve the office of overseers of the poor, and
submitted for the choice of the magistrates in special sessions, will be
found in the Appendix No. 3, (page 37).

The vestry on Easter Tuesday also elected John Moore Segar, son of John
Moore Segar deceased, for admission into the parochial charity school,
pursuant to the will of the late John Chamberlayne, Esquire.

The return usually ordered by the board previous to the annual election,
showing the attendances of each member, is reprinted in the Appendix No.
2 (and faces page 36); but as the period embraced in that return does not
entirely correspond with the parochial year, the tabular arrangement
commenced in the last report is continued:—

 From March      Vestry      Committee      Evening       Average
  25th to      Meetings.     Meetings.    Committees.   Attendances
March 25th.                                                  At
                                                         Vestries.
1856–7                  50            52           nil            23
1857–8                  53            59            31            23
1858–9                  45            85            37            27
1859–60                 45            92            32            25
1860–1                  44           109            74            28

A list of the members who have served upon the various committees, and
sub-committees, during the year, is given in the Appendix No. 4 (pages 38
to 41); and the list annually issued by the vestry clerk, containing the
names and places of abode of the parochial clergy and lay officers,
immediately follows it.  Appendix No. 5 (pages 42 to 46).

In November, 1860, in consequence of the numerous additional matters
connected with the new building, into which the vestry had now removed,
requiring the hall-keeper’s attention, the clerk reported that the
messenger’s duties were not satisfactorily performed, and the subject
being referred to one of the standing committees for consideration, a
youth was appointed upon their recommendation at ten shillings per week
to commence with.

During this year the vestry have contemplated some alterations in the
salaries of the officers, and upon the application of Mr. J. E. Salway,
one of the office clerks, for increased remuneration, in December, 1860,
referred the whole question of their duties and salaries to the committee
of works and for general purposes for consideration.  That committee for
the purpose of comparison, and in order to have some data before them
upon which to form a satisfactory opinion, requested Mr. Tite, M.P., to
move the House of Commons for a return from each vestry and district
board in the metropolis, of its population; number of houses; extent of
its area; aggregate length of its streets; and the value of property, as
assessed to live county rate, and the poor rate.  The committee wished
this return also to show the number of meetings held during the year,
whether of the full board or of committees, or sub-committees; as well as
the names and salaries of the officers, with particulars of any other
benefits enjoyed by them: and that this information might be tabularly
arranged in the order of the amount of population of each place.  See
Appendix No. 6 (page 47).

Mr. Tite however replied that Sir John Shelley had moved for such a
return, referring to one similar to that printed at page 69 in the second
report, but as the return moved for by Sir John Shelley differed from
that suggested by the committee, in several important particulars, the
vestry requested Mr. Tite to obtain the introduction into it of the
additional information.

The act for regulating the supply of gas to the metropolis rendered it
necessary that the vestry should consider the appointment of a Gas
Examiner; and having themselves determined to put in operation in this
parish the act for preventing the adulteration of articles of food and
drink by appointing an Analyst; a committee was appointed in March, 1861,
to confer with Dr. Barclay as to his acceptance of the latter office, and
the terms upon which he would undertake its duties, having regard to his
diminished duties as medical officer of health.  This Committee was
amalgamated with one appointed subsequently, and specially, to consider
the duties and salary of the medical officer of health, to whom was
referred also, the question of the appointment of the gas examiner.

In consequence of the heavy amount of the solicitors’ (Messrs. Lee and
Pemberton) bill for the year 1859–60, which included the greater part of
the law charges in the actions brought against the vestry by the London
Gas Light Company and Mr. Hornsby, the contractor, those gentlemen
suggested in the following letter to the vestry clerk that they should be
taxed:—

                                   44, Lincoln’s Inn Fields, W.C., London,
                                                           18th May, 1860.

    Dear Sir, We have given the subject of our Mr. Pemberton’s
    conversation with you respecting our bill of costs, mature
    consideration, and feeling the delicate position in which the vestry
    are placed as trustees accountable to their constituents, we would
    suggest that for the future all our bills be referred to Mr. Richard
    Dax, of the Temple, barrister at law, for taxation, and to certify
    the amount properly payable to us.  This course is adopted by the
    Great Western and North Western railway companies, the Oxford,
    Worcester and Wolverhampton railway company, the Shrewsbury railway
    company, the Metropolitan railway company now in course of formation,
    all of whom refer their solicitors’ bills to Mr. Dax for the
    satisfaction of the shareholders, and we believe it to be the
    practice with nearly all railway and other large companies; should
    the vestry resolve to do so, we shall feel great pleasure in
    submitting our bills to Mr. Dax, and being bound by his certificate,
    as it is extremely distasteful to us that any doubt should exist in
    the minds of the vestry as to the propriety or amount of any item
    charged by us, which however there almost necessarily must be, from
    the technical manner in which solicitors are obliged to make out
    their bills.  We ought to add, that we have no sort of personal
    acquaintance with Mr. Dax, who is the son of the late Master of the
    Exchequer, and a well known author and authority on the subject of
    solicitors’ costs.  Should the vestry adopt our suggestion, we must
    ask to be allowed to make out the bills now before them, afresh, as
    they are not framed for taxation, and that in future, our bills
    should be delivered half-yearly and paid within a short time after
    they have been certified, and we remain, dear Sir, your’s faithfully,

                                                          LEE & PEMBERTON.

The vestry, having accepted the proposal, returned the bills to the
solicitors as desired, and requested Mr. Finch, a solicitor and a member
of the vestry, to attend the taxation.  This, after a strong protest from
the solicitors, he did; and the accounts amounting to £914. 3s. 5d., as
originally delivered, were settled by Mr. Dax at £998. 8s. 7d., including
the costs of taxation.

The law costs for the present year have been submitted to the same
process, and have been certified by Mr. Dax to be correct at the amount
at which they were sent in,—viz., £177. 1s. 6d.

Mr. Miles having been elected to preside at eighty-three meetings, out of
the one hundred and fifty-three held during the year, his services as
chairman were again acknowledged by a vote of thanks on the twenty-first
of May.  The thanks of the vestry have been also given during the year to
Mr. Perry on the eighth of May, for his exertions as delegate at the
metropolitan and county association for the equalization of the poor
rates; and to Mr. Foy on the fourth of December, for the tasteful way in
which the decorations of the vestry hall, on the occasion of the
inauguration dinner were carried out by him.



GENERAL WORKS.


Appendix No. 7 (pages 48–49), represents the cost, during the past year
under the several sub-heads of paving, lighting, watering, cleansing,
&c., and the provision made for meeting the same, by orders upon the
board of guardians.

The surveyor’s return upon this subject forms Appendix No. 8 (page 50).



PAVING.


The cost of the item of paving during the past year, exceeding the
estimate by four hundred and fifty pounds, has been unusually
heavy,—viz., £3042 2s. 10d., after allowing for the sum chargeable to the
several public companies and others for works executed for them.  This is
about twelve hundred and fifty pounds more than the cost of the same item
of expenditure in the year 1856–7, after making the same allowances;
upwards of four hundred pounds more than in 1857–8, eight hundred pounds
more than in 1858–9, and six hundred pounds more than last year.  It has
been occasioned mainly by the purchase of the following materials, and by
works executed in the places hereinafter named:—

Broken Granite for Roads                           £1558      7     10
Flints for ditto                                     238      3      1
Gravel for ditto                                     137      0      6
Lombard and Duke Street . . . Works executed         177     15      9
by Contractors for Masons’ Work
Hans Street . . . ditto                               29      9      0
Queen’s Road East . . . ditto                         30      1      6
Lower Sloane Street . . . ditto                       13      9      5
Green’s Row . . . ditto                              170     10      1
Ann’s Place, Milman’s Row . . . ditto                 27     13      9
George Street . . . ditto                            260     18      5
Moore Street . . . ditto                              19      1      3
King Street . . . ditto                               10     10     10
Milman’s Row . . . ditto                              10      0      0
King’s Road—_various parts_ . . . ditto               49      1      2
Halsey Street . . . ditto                             13     15      0
Walton Street . . . ditto                             17      7      9
Sloane Street . . . ditto                             17     10      6
Queen’s Road West . . . ditto                         24      8      7
Caversham Street . . . ditto                          57      4      1
Robert Street . . . ditto                             34      3      3
Stone sent to the Depôt . . . ditto                   36      5      9

In the last report it was stated that the question at issue between the
Chief Commissioner of Her Majesty’s Works, &c., and the vestry, as to the
taking charge and maintenance of the Chelsea Bridge Road, was in an
unsatisfactory state, and the position of that question was stated in the
appendix to the fourth report (No. 9), at pages 45 to 52, up to the
receipt of Mr. Austin’s letter of the 27th June, 1860.  The proceedings
since that date will be found in the Appendix to this report, No. 9
(pages 51 to 55).



LIGHTINGS


The Metropolis Gas Act received the royal assent on the 28th August,
1860: it contains fifty-seven clauses, many of them most important for
the protection of public and private consumers.  By the twenty-seventh
section of the act (23 & 24 Vic., cap. 125) the vestry are required to
provide apparatus for testing the illuminating power and purity of the
gas, and to appoint a competent person as examiner; and by the same
section the gas companies are required to erect, at a distance not less
than one thousand yards from their works, experimental meters with the
necessary apparatus for testing the illuminating power of the gas
supplied.  In alleged compliance with this requirement the London Gas
light company have appointed a testing station at the house No. 73,
Besborough Street, Pimlico.

Mr. Hughes {8} observes with reference to this twenty-seventh section,—

    “There was some discussion as to the propriety of making the
    requirements of this clause compulsory instead of merely permissive.
    After the fullest consideration however, it was thought essential,
    with the view of avoiding discussions in vestries, and especially
    with the view of counteracting the underhand and secret influence
    which the gas companies exert in many vestries and district boards,
    to make the clause compulsory.  There are many instances on record,
    where powers are given to local authorities, and yet these powers,
    although highly important to the public interests, have never
    hitherto been exercised.  Hence an additional reason for positively
    requiring them to provide apparatus, &c., for testing the gas, and to
    appoint and pay an inspector for the purpose.  It is true that no
    time is fixed within which the apparatus is to be provided and the
    inspector appointed, but I apprehend it will be competent for any
    ratepayer to compel, by mandamus, the performance of this duty by any
    vestry or district board, within a reasonable time.

    “The second section of the clause imposes an obligation on the gas
    companies—namely, that each of them shall within six months erect at
    the prescribed distance from their works, an experimental meter and
    other apparatus for testing the illuminating power of the gas.

    “Now these two obligations, the one on the local authorities of the
    metropolis, and the other on the gas companies, must not be
    confounded, because they are perfectly distinct, and the one is not
    to be a substitute for the other.  In the first place each local
    authority in the metropolis—_i.e._, each vestry and district board,
    about thirty-eight in number, constituted under the Metropolis Local
    Management Act, is to erect its own apparatus, and appoint its own
    inspector; and from future clauses it appears that the act
    contemplates a continuous and regular succession of testing by this
    inspector, both for purity and illuminating power.  The evidence of
    this inspector however as to any defects in the gas, will not be
    conclusive until his report has been confirmed by testing the gas at
    the prescribed distance of 1000 yards from the works.  Hence the
    necessity for the obligation on the company.  The next clause will
    better explain the mode of proceeding by the inspector, whenever he
    finds the gas to be below the prescribed standard of illuminating
    power.  With reference to purity there is nothing about testing for
    this at the distance of 1000 yards, and therefore the test for this
    may be made wherever the inspector pleases.

    “With respect to the number of separate places for testing the gas,
    inasmuch as there are thirteen companies included within the act, and
    each must provide a testing house 1000 yards distant from their
    works, there must evidently be not less than thirteen of these. {9}
    But if each local authority also erects a separate one at some
    central part of its district, thirty-eight of these will be
    necessary.  A power is afterwards given for two or more local
    authorities to combine, and then the number will probably be somewhat
    diminished.

    “All this necessity for a duplicate set of testing establishments is
    rendered essential by the absurd requirement of the act as to testing
    the gas at 1000 yards distance from the works.  Now as the erection
    of this apparatus by the companies and the establishment of a
    permanent testing place away from their works will be very expensive
    to the companies, it is just possible they may be very glad to be
    relieved from this expense, and may consent to the testing at the
    establishment of the local authority being sufficient evidence of the
    illuminating power as well as the purity of the gas.  This is the
    more probable as it must be perfectly well known to the companies—at
    least to their engineers—that so far as the company is concerned the
    gas may just as well be tested in the centre of any district
    supplied, as at the limited distance of 1000 yards from the works.”

Under the provisions of the fiftieth section of this act, the duty is
imposed upon the Metropolitan Board of Works of raising the costs and
charges incident to its passing; and that board have accordingly levied
under their precepts upon the several vestries and district boards, the
necessary amounts for meeting the claims received.

The accounts sent in by the various parties were submitted to the proper
officer of the House of Commons for taxation with the following result:—

    Accounts sent in.                               Amount Certified by     Costs Allowed.        Board to Pay.
                                                      Taxing Officer.
                               £     _s._   _d._      £     _s._   _d._    £    _s._   _d._      £     _s._   _d._
Mr. Dangerfield                  89     19      6       62      6      0     3     11      8       65     17      8
Mr. Wyatt                      3666      0      4     3033     18     10        None.            3033     18     10
Mr. Beal . . . £2685 13 6      1272     13      6      676     11      7        None.             676     11      7

Less paid by Mr. Wyatt .
. . 1413 0 0
                               5022     13      4
House Fees on Taxation to be paid by Dyson & Co., (as Parliamentary Agents)                        42      0      0
                                                                                                 3818      8      1


The proportion of the above with which this parish is debited by the
precept of 1861 is £106 16s. 5d., but that proportion is based upon the
amount of the accounts as sent in; as reduced by taxation it will only be
£81 12s. 8d.  But as the vestry has already contributed two hundred
pounds to Mr. Beal in answer to his various appeals, and expended upwards
of twenty pounds in making experiments as suggested by him, they will
have a large sum to receive back

In November, 1860, a proposal was made by the vestry of St. James’,
Westminster, to recognize the services of Messrs. Beal and Hughes
throughout the enquiry into the supply of gas to the metropolis, and the
passing of the recent measure by raising some fitting testimonial, and a
committee of that vestry having been appointed to carry it out, Messrs.
Hall and Perry were deputed to confer with them as to the best mode of
doing so.

The Bill to amend the Metropolis Gas Act, {11} introduced by the
government into parliament for transferring to the metropolitan board of
works, so far as regards the metropolis, the powers conferred by the acts
for regulating measures used in the sale of gas (22 & 23 Vic., cap. 66,
and 23 & 24 Vic., cap. 146) upon the justices of the peace, of appointing
inspectors of meters, having received the royal assent (24 & 25 Vict.,
cap. 79), it will be the duty of that board to take the necessary steps
for carrying it into execution.  To aid in accomplishing this transfer,
the vestry on the tenth July, 1860, expressed their opinion that the
appointment of inspectors of meters in the metropolis would be best
placed in the hands of the metropolitan board of works, and petitioned
parliament and memorialised the justices of the peace upon the subject.
See Appendix No. 10 (page 56).

The number of public lamps in the parish on the 25th March, 1861, was as
follows—

Lighted by the London Gas Company      696
,, Western ditto at Kensal Town         30
                                       726

WATERING AND SCAVENGERS.


The following tabular statement shows the cost of these two services for
the last five years:—

From March to March.      Watering.            Cleansing.              Total.
1856–7                 £1109      5     10   £1977     19     4   £3087      5      2
1857–8                   709     13      8    1563      9     3    2273      2     11
1858–9                   941      4      0    1143     15     0    2084     19      0
1859–60                 1192      1      2    1218     18     5    2410     19      7
1860–1                  1126      0      7    1145     12     6    2271     13      1

The contractors were fined £40 10s. for neglect during the year.



IMPROVING.


The principal charges under this head are for works over the Ranelagh
sewer at Sloane Square in rebuilding the south wall; and in fencing the
enclosure opposite Royal Avenue Terrace.



REMOVING NUISANCES.


The removal of the dust, ashes and refuse from the houses of the
inhabitants, and the public courts and alleys during this year has cost
£311 2s.  An alteration in the form of the contract as to the mode of
executing the works by which the parish is divided into daily districts,
was made during this year, which has very greatly lessened the public
inconvenience, and consequently the number of complaints.  See Appendix
No. 11 (page 57).



SANITARY MEASURES.


The return of the proceedings taken by the vestry under the metropolis
local management act and the nuisances removal act, as required by the
former statute to be published, will be found in the Appendix No. 12
(page 60).

Forty-seven slaughter houses in the parish were licensed by the
magistrates in October, 1860, not one having been opposed by the vestry.
A list of them is given in the Appendix No. 13 (page 61).

The tenant of No. 3, Queen’s Road East, having been detected in
slaughtering upon his premises which were not licensed for that purpose,
the attention of the board was called to the subject, but as it appeared
that he had been acting under the impression that the premises were
licensed, in place of other proceedings, a letter of warning was written
to him, and the offence was discontinued.

The notices of the vestry having been neglected by Mr. Peter Augustus
Halahan, owner of Nos. 1 to 10, Wickham Place, application was made under
the nuisances removal act to the magistrate and his orders obtained for
the execution of the necessary works; these orders being also neglected
and nothing being done at the expiration of the time allowed, the clerk
was instructed to apply for the enforcement of the penalties provided by
the twenty-seventh section.  The defendant was fined thirty-six shillings
and costs, and in default of payment was committed to prison.

A manuscript copy of all the reports made to the vestry by the medical
officer of health during the year is sent to the metropolitan board of
works with a copy of this report.



GENERAL RATES.


The orders issued by the vestry, and the rates made by the overseers (the
board of guardians) thereunder during the year, have been as follows:—

Date and Amount of Order issued by the Vestry.    Date and Amount of      Rateable Value of         Gross Amount of
                                                  Rate issued by the      Property charged.              Rate.
                                                      Guardians.
1860, Mar. 13, £4800                             Mar. 28, 6d. in £        £213,443     10     0     £5336     1      9
,, Oct. 23, 5600                                 Oct. 31, 7d. in £         219,477     10     0      6401     8     6½

SEWERAGE WORKS.


Again no general sewers rate for local purposes having been made during
the year, there is a deficit upon this account, of one hundred and
fifty-five pounds nineteen shillings and one penny.

In the Appendix No. 14 (page 62), and No. 15 (page 63), will be found
statements giving particulars of a similar kind to those given under the
head of General Works.

The orders issued by the vestry for special sewers rates during the year,
and the rates made by the board of guardians in consequence, have been as
follows:—

   Date and Amount of Order       Date and Amount     Rateable Value of     Gross Amount of
     issued by the Vestry.        of Rate made by     Property charged.          Rate.
                                   the Guardians.
Sept. 25      £24     11     10  Nov. 21   4d. in     £1772      0     0     £29     10      8
                                           £
   ,,           4      4      6     ,,     9d. in       120      0     0       4     10      0
                                           £
   ,,           4     19      2     ,,     7d. in       168     10     0       4     18     3½
                                           £
   ,,           4     16      6     ,,     3½d. in      412      0     0       6      0      2
                                           £
   ,,           1     13      9     ,,     2d. in       325      0     0       2     14      2
                                           £

APPLICATIONS.


During the period between the 26th March, 1860, and the 25th March, 1861,
the vestry have adjudicated upon forty-six applications for directions
upon the subject of house drainage, twenty-three of which had reference
to the drainage of twenty-five houses already built, and twenty-three to
forty-three intended houses and the new barracks at Pimlico; they have
also brought under the cognisance of the Commissioners of Police, the
dangerous condition of forty-five buildings, and have decided upon
seventeen miscellaneous applications.  Of the applications so made,
fifty-nine have been granted, and four negatived.

Eight buildings have been commenced without previous notice to the
vestry, and their builders having been summoned before the board for
neglect, the explanations given by them, or their apologies, have in most
cases been considered satisfactory.  Fourteen proposals have been made to
build before the general frontage line, and one hundred and three
obstructions and offences upon the public highway have been dealt with by
the Board.



THE LATE HANS TOWN COMMISSION, AND THE LATE CHELSEA IMPROVEMENT
COMMISSION.


Nos. 16 and 17 in the Appendix (page 64), explain the alteration which
these debts have undergone during the year.

No special rate has been necessary upon the Hans Town district, during
the past twelvemonth, but the order and rate made for the reduction of
the debt upon the remainder of the parish has been as follows:—

   Date and Amount of      Date and Amount of     Rateable Value of     Gross Amount of Rate.
Order issued by Vestry.       Rate made by        Property charged.
                               Guardians.
1860, Mar. 13   £1150     Mar. 28   2d. in £     £163,097      0     0     £1359      2     10
,, Oct. 23      920       Oct. 31   1½d. in £     167,515     10     0      1046     19     5¼

VESTRY HALL.


The first meeting of the vestry in the new building took place on the
ninth of October, 1860, and shortly afterwards it was determined to
celebrate the public opening of the large hall with an inauguration
dinner.  A committee being formed for the purpose the necessary
arrangements were made, and on the thirtieth of November one hundred and
twenty of the most influential parishioners, presided over by Viscount
Chelsea, with the county members as their guests, commemorated the
completion of a building, which it may be permitted the vestry to hope,
will be of service to the ratepayers and the parish.  The report and
balance sheet of the dinner committee is printed in the Appendix No. 18
(pages 65–66).

After the dinner the first public use of the hall was given gratuitously
on three days to the Chelsea, Brompton, and Belgrave Dispensary, and by
means of an oratorio, “The Creation,” on one day; a lecture by the Rev.
J. B. Owen, of St. Jude’s Church, on another; and a concert on a third
day, that useful local charity realised nearly one hundred pounds.

Having obtained a license for public music and dancing, the applications
for the hire of the hall were soon found to be so numerous that a
committee was appointed to regulate the letting, and they drew up the
scale of charges which was approved by the vestry, and will be found at
page 67.  A debtor and creditor account in connexion with the letting of
the hall will be also found at pages 68–69.

One of the most important applications referred to the letting committee
was from the proposed Literary and Scientific Institution, that the suite
of rooms on the east side of the building might be set apart for their
use.  The letting committee made a special report upon the subject, to
the vestry on the eighteenth December, and a deputation from the council
of the institution, consisting of the Rev. F. Blunt, Messrs. McCullagh,
Lawrance and Mead, with Mr. Bull, the honorary secretary, had an
interview with the vestry.  The report which is printed at page 70, read
in connection with the following resolution which was passed by the
vestry, will explain the nature of the engagement subsisting between the
two bodies:—“Resolved, that the suite of rooms upon the ground floor
(east side) including the lighting and warming of the same, and the use
of the Hall for forty nights during the year, including the lighting,
warming, and cleaning of the same, be let to the council of the
Institution for £50 per annum, payable half-yearly, from Christmas next.
The tenancy to be subject to six months’ notice of determination by
either party at any time.” A debtor and creditor account for one winter
quarter will be found at page 74.

Upon the application of the vestry, Sir R. Mayne, the chief commissioner
of police, appointed a standing for ten cabs at the King’s Road end of
Robert Street, exactly opposite the hall; but unfortunately the
post-office authorities were unable to comply with their request that a
pillar letter box might be placed near to the hall.

The vestry hall buildings are insured in the Union Assurance Office for
six thousand pounds; and the fixtures, fittings, and furniture, in the
Manchester Fire Assurance Office for seven hundred pounds.

Ten thousand pounds, the sum originally borrowed, not having been
sufficient to complete the building together with the fitting and
furnishing, an application was made to the metropolitan board of works
for their sanction to a further loan of two thousand pounds; and as it
was necessary to accompany that application with a statement of the
entire estimated cost, and to fortify it with a memorial from the vestry,
those documents, as they contain much matter of interest, are printed at
pages 75 and 72–73.



COUNTER’S CREEK DISTRICT.


Since the last report the sum assessed by the metropolitan board of works
upon this portion of the parish has been, for the year 1861, four hundred
and seventy-nine pounds, eleven shillings and eleven pence; but the
vestry have abstained from issuing their order to the board of guardians
for its collection.  They have, however, in consequence of the receipt of
the following letter, upon the recommendation of the Finance Committee,
paid the amount for 1858:—

                                              Metropolitan Board of Works,
                                                1, Greek Street, Soho, W.,
                                                       17th October, 1860,

    Dear Sir,—I am directed by the metropolitan board of works to
    acquaint you that they have directed their attention to the subject
    of the amounts outstanding on their precepts issued to the vestries
    and district boards of the metropolis, and they desire me to apprize
    you for the information of the vestry of Chelsea, that having been
    unsuccessful in their attempt to carry a measure through Parliament
    in the past session for conferring upon the board the necessary
    powers to deal with the question of the redistribution of the
    Counter’s Creek charges, they have had under consideration the
    subject of the payment of the amount due from the vestry on the
    precept for the ordinary expenses of the board for the year 1858,
    being the sum of £447 4_s._ 2_d._ payment of which was, as you will
    recollect, allowed to stand over until the re-apportionments of the
    debts of the Commissioners of Sewers had been discussed in
    Parliament.  The board now feel that the time has arrived when it is
    necessary that they should adopt measures for obtaining payments of
    the amounts outstanding, and after an attentive consideration of the
    facts of the case, and having regard to the arrangement with the
    vestry in reference to the parish contributing to the cost of the
    Counter’s Creek diversion sewer, the conclusion they have arrived at
    as to the most convenient course to be adopted is, that the board
    should proceed to appoint persons to make a rate on the parish in
    default, for the amount due on the precept, and in the event of the
    vestry continuing their objection to the payment, that some ratepayer
    should then raise the question of the liability of the parish by an
    appeal against the rate, on which a special case might be reserved
    for the opinion of the Court of Queen’s Bench.  I am directed to add
    that the Board have deferred further proceedings in the matter for a
    fortnight from the date of their last meeting, the 12th instant, in
    order to afford the vestry an opportunity of paying the amount in
    question should they think proper so to do; and meanwhile I am to
    request that you will be good enough to lay this letter before the
    vestry, and to favor me with a reply with the least possible delay.
    I am, dear sir, yours faithfully, JOHN POLLARD, Clerk of the Board.

The amount assessed for 1859, four hundred and fifty-six pounds, nine
shillings and one penny, was paid by order of the board on the sixth
December, 1859, before any portion of it was received from the board of
guardians.

January, 1861, the metropolitan board were very pressing for payment of
the amount for 1860 (five hundred and eighteen pounds, nineteen
shillings, and one penny), threatening immediate proceedings if it were
not made before the 25th of that month; the vestry, however, appealed
through Mr Tite against this undue pressure, contrasting with it, the
treatment received by the vestry of Kensington, who were in arrear many,
if not all, of their instalments, and eventually the metropolitan board
consented to receive the amount of the precept for their ordinary
expenses of 1860 less this sum which was included in it.  Thus it is that
the sums assessed for the first four years have been collected in the
district, and paid to the metropolitan board; but for the two last, 1860
and 1861, they have not been paid to the metropolitan board, nor have any
steps been taken to collect the money in the district.



METROPOLITAN BOARD OF WORKS.


The estimate upon which the sums were originally proposed to be raised by
the metropolitan board of works for the services of the year ending the
thirty-first of December, 1860, gives the following particulars as
applicable to this parish:—

                                    £      _s._   _d._
Sewerage and Drainage                1168     17      1
Metropolis Improvements               411      5      2
General Purposes, viz.:—
     Salaries, Wages, &c.             271     16      8
     Printing, Stationery, &c.         45     14      6
     Rent, Taxes, &c.                  23      9      0
Repayment of Loans, &c., special:—
     Principal                        283     12      5
     Interest                         272     17      5
Ditto ditto, general:—
     Clergy Mutual, £140,000          255     15      2
     Bank of England, £400,000        351     14     10
     Clergy Mutual, £42,000            31     16      1
     Contingencies                     40      0     11
                                    £3156     19      3

This estimate, however, having been printed and sent to the various
vestries and district boards, underwent considerable discussion and some
modifications, the principal of which latter, were, that instead of
including the whole cost of the new buildings in Spring Gardens in the
precepts for 1860, it was determined to spread it over three years; an
item of £20,000 for deodorization was reduced to £10,000; the amount for
special charges was reduced by £5,000; and the sum of £2,000 was
substituted for £5,000 for minor improvements.  These alterations, with a
credit of £364 10s. 10d. (the remaining portion of the £3053 16s. 3d.
adverted to in former reports), had the effect of diminishing the amount
required from this parish to £2239 10s. 9d., and it was thus apportioned
by the precept dated 11th May, 1860:—

                                 £      _s._   _d._
The Whole Parish                  1004     13      3
The Counters Creek District        518     19      1
The Ranelagh District              715     18      5
                                 £2239     10      9

In September, the third precept for the Main Drainage rate was received,
amounting to £2928 2s.; and in the following February the ordinary
precept for 1861, £2580 1s. 4d.; therefore within the period comprised in
this report this parish has been required to provide for metropolitan
purposes the large sum of £7,747 14s. 1d.

The orders made by the vestry in pursuance of these precepts, and the
rates made by the board of guardians thereunder, are shewn in the
following table:—

 Date and amount of Order of Vestry.    Date and amount of Rate     Rateable value of        Gross amount of
                                           made by Guardians.       property charged.             Rate.
                                                 WHOLE PARISH.
1860, July 2       £1004     13      3  Oct. 3rd   ¼d. in the £    £219,477     10     0      £228     8     9⅜
1861, Apr. 9       £1499     12      6  May 1st.   2d. in the £    £220,927      0     0     £1839     3      8
                                              RANELAGH DISTRICT.
1860, July 2        £715     18      5  Oct. 3rd   1d in the £     £184,992      0     0      £770     9     1½
1861, Apr. 9        £600     16     11  May 1st    1d. in the £    £186,421      0     0      £776     3     10
                                         MAIN DRAINAGE.—WHOLE PARISH.
1860, Oct. 23      £2300      0      0  Oct. 31    3d. in the £    £219,477     10     0     £2741     5     3¾

The metropolitan board of works early in February of the present year
determined to re-introduce into parliament the bill for amending the
Metropolis Local Management Act, containing the same provisions as were
in the bill of last session, with the exception of the introduction of
certain clauses for the re-apportionment of the Rock Loan; but in
consequence of the strong opposition to those clauses, the board deemed
it expedient to withdraw them from the bill, and to embody them in a
separate bill, and the two bills were accordingly introduced into the
House of Commons.  The first of them, after great delays, passed through
the House of Commons on the nineteenth of July, 1861, and was read a
first time in the House of Lords on the twenty-second of that month, but
in consequence of the advanced period of the session, it was found
impossible to procure its passage through the required stages in order to
its becoming law this year.  The bill No. 2, having relation to the Rock
Loan, being strongly opposed by certain members of the House of Commons,
was withdrawn.

With respect to the abortive bill of 1860, the solicitors of the
metropolitan board reported: “We think it will be nearly correct to
estimate the expense to the board, exclusive of printing, &c. by the
printers of the board, and expenses of that kind, at about £1650.”  It is
to be hoped that the failure of 1861 will be somewhat less costly.

The vestry of Chelsea have at various times responded to the invitation
of the metropolitan board for suggestions during the preparation of the
several bills for amending the Metropolis Local Management Act; for
convenience of reference, their labours in this respect will be found in
the Appendix No. 19, (pages 77 to 103).



CHELSEA CHARITIES.


On the twenty-second of May, 1860, upon the motion of Mr. Finch, a
committee, consisting of the rector (the Rev. A. G. W. Blunt), the
churchwardens (Dr. Diplock and Mr. Collier), three past churchwardens
(Messrs. Hall, Perry, and Leete), and Messrs. Whitehead, Jones, Miles,
Brown, Rabbits, E. O. Symons, Till, and Finch, was appointed to enquire
into the charities of the parish, the present particulars of the several
properties, and the application of the respective annual proceeds
thereof, and to report thereon.  At the same time, the vestry clerk
reported that, at the request of the rector, he was making arrangements
preliminary to the appointment of new trustees, and laid before the
vestry the following letter from Mr. Druce:

                                                                Mr. Lahee,

    Dear Sir, Doubtless you are aware that the information contained in
    last Saturday’s “Chelsea Times” {20} was provided by me, as far as
    concerned the Chelsea charities.

    The article of this morning {20} would lead me to suppose that it was
    taken to be the opinion of the writer of such information that under
    present circumstances it would be to the advantage of the parish that
    the vestry clerk should be a solicitor; nothing can be more foreign
    to my opinion, and without compliment, I think the office is now in
    very good hands.  In the wicked old tory times on Easter Tuesday, a
    man might blow out the steam of discontent, and tell a few truths
    profitable to the parish to hear; now a few highly honourable and
    sensible parishioners ‘make things pleasant’ in a comfortable room in
    a house in the King’s Road.  The money of the parish charities is not
    properly looked after; for many months I have been trying to get the
    late rector to put matters to rights, but without avail.  Being
    therefore left sole trustee for some portion, and knowing more than
    most, about the parish school and trust funds, I thought I was the
    proper person to light the match.  Should the vestry appoint the
    committee on charity affairs, I shall be happy to attend their
    summons to give them any information in my power: and I think they
    ought to have a committee, both on this subject and that of the
    church trustees, and at least chronicle the exact state of facts;
    for, seriously speaking, we owe ‘liberal opinions’ no small grudge
    for shutting up Easter Tuesday.  I do not recollect that in your
    charity report {21} you mentioned the large sums belonging to the
    charity schools, if you did, the vestry ought to have seen that the
    trustees were dying out.  From my experience of the working of the
    parish charities, schools, &c., I am quite convinced that the vestry
    should annually qualify themselves to issue a report on all charity
    money.  I have never found anything to make me think otherwise than
    favourably of the honesty of all dealings with the charity money, but
    I have found abundant reason to rest satisfied, that without some lay
    assistance and watchfulness, all matters get into disorder,
    especially where there are any accounts to keep.  This letter is at
    your service, and may be used as you think fit.  I am, dear sir,
    always yours very faithfully, WM. DRUCE.  Swan Wharf, Chelsea, 14th
    April, 1860.

The committee, favoured occasionally with the assistance of Mr. Druce,
and strengthened by the addition to it of Messrs. Butt, Tipper, and
Callow, have met upon numerous occasions, and are carefully pursuing
their enquiry.



CREMORNE GARDENS.


It will be recollected that towards the close of the season of 1858, the
vestry thought it necessary to remind Mr. Simpson, the proprietor of
Cremorne Gardens, of the arrangement made with them as to the conduct of
his gardens, particularly as to the hour of closing; and that Mr.
Simpson’s reply, although dated the 16th of August, was not received in
sufficient time to be considered until the meeting on the fifth of
October, when it was thought to be unsatisfactory.  Last year the vestry
again moved in the matter, by reminding him of these promises, and
requesting to know before Monday, the tenth of September, whether it was
his intention to comply with their wishes and those of the parish, by
closing the gardens at twelve o’clock at night.  No reply having been
received from Mr. Simpson at the meeting of the board on the eleventh of
September, it was moved by Mr. Delany that the report of the second of
November, 1857, which the vestry had refrained from making public in
consequence of the pledge on the part of the proprietor, that the gardens
should be closed as near to midnight as possible, and that in other
respects he would meet the wishes of the vestry, and the comfort of the
inhabitants, should be printed for the use of the vestry.  The chairman,
however, having ruled that this motion was irregular, it was referred to
the committee of works and for general purposes to consider the whole
question, particularly with reference to the effect, a change in the
proprietorship, from an individual to a company, might have in increasing
the annoyance of the parishioners; and the report of the committee was
presented on the twenty-fifth of September.

That report, which is printed at page 107, recommended the publication of
the report of 1857, and the presentation of a petition to the licensing
magistrates that the hour of closing might be made twelve o’clock at
night, as was the case with other public gardens.  A memorial from
forty-four owners of property and ratepayers residing near the gardens,
urging the vestry to act, was presented at the same time the report was
under consideration.

The vestry then decided, by a majority of 17 to 6, to present the
petition, but to withold the publication of the report of 1857; and the
solicitor being in attendance with a form of petition, which was
approved, the seal was affixed to it at once, and it was duly presented.

On the ninth of October, however, a day or two before the licensing day,
a communication was received from the solicitors, which induced the
board, on a division, by a majority of twenty-eight to eight, to pass the
following resolution:—

    Resolved, that having regard to the communication now made by the
    solicitors, from which it appears that the necessary evidence in
    support of the petition cannot be obtained upon the present occasion,
    the solicitors be instructed not to incur any further expense in the
    matter, on the understanding that if the gardens should be kept open
    after twelve at night, and the nuisance, annoyance, and injury to the
    parishioners continue, this board, will in sufficient time next year
    consider the necessary steps to be taken effectually to oppose the
    application for the renewal of the license in 1861.



“THE LOTS.”


“The Lots,” a parcel of land so called lying on the banks of the river
{23a} in front of Ashburnham House, comprises about four acres, and is
the meadow ground formerly allotted to Sir Arthur Gorges by the Lord of
the Manor, in lieu of his right of common. {23b}  These are, and have
been for centuries, the Chelsea Lammas Lands, and have hitherto been
accustomed to be opened on the twelfth of August, being the first day of
the month according to the Old Style.  The graziers, butchers, and
others, with their cattle, used formerly to assemble in the lane leading
to “The Lots” on the eve of Lammas, and when the clock had struck twelve
they entered upon the meadow.

From the report of a committee, printed at page 108, appointed by the
vestry in the year 1834 to investigate the state of these town meadows,
when it was necessary _vi et armis_ to reassert the invaded privileges of
the inhabitants, it appears that “‘The Lots’ are Lammas land, and have
been for ages appurtenant to the manor of Chelsea.  The Lord of the Manor
possesses the right of letting the land on lease for the spring and
autumn quarters, beginning with March and ending in August; and the
inhabitants at large enjoy the privilege of turning in their cattle from
August till February, being the autumn and winter quarters.”  Railways,
however, and acts of parliament for smoothing down difficulties in their
way, have sprung up since those pastoral clays; and the Lord of the Manor
having sold his freehold to a railway company, the clerk called the
attention of the vestry, on the 8th of May, 1860, to the following
advertisement:—

    West London Extension Railway Company.—Notice is hereby given, that a
    Meeting of the Householders, Inhabitants, and Land-owners of the
    Parish of St. Luke, Chelsea, in the County of Middlesex, and other
    persons interested in the Lammas Lands called “The Lots,” in the said
    Parish of St. Luke, Chelsea, will be held at the house of Mr. John
    Sparks Alexander situate in Cremorne Road, in the said parish, and
    known by the name or sign of the ‘King’s Arms,’ on Wednesday, the 9th
    day of May next, at Eleven o’clock in the forenoon, for the purpose
    of appointing a Committee to treat with the Company for the
    compensation to be paid by them for the extinction of the Lammas and
    other Commonable Rights, in or over certain land called ‘The Lots’ in
    the said parish of St. Luke, Chelsea, and which is required by the
    Company for the purposes of the ‘West London Extension Railway.  Act,
    1859.’—Dated the 27th day of April, 1860.—EDWARD BELLAMY, Secretary
    of the Company.

A meeting took place consequently on the 9th of May, at which the
following resolution was passed:—

    Resolved, that Messrs. William Hall (church warden), John Perry,
    James Miles, George Wevell Richards, and William Whitehead, being
    five of the persons entitled to Lammas or other Commonable Rights
    over or in the piece of land called ‘The Lots Meadow,’ otherwise
    ‘Chelsea Lot Mead,’ situate in the parish of Saint Luke, Chelsea, in
    the County of Middlesex, and containing by admeasurement three acres,
    two roods, and thirty perches, or thereabouts, and marked or referred
    to in the map or plan, and in the book of reference of the West
    London Extension Railway, deposited with the Clerk of the Peace for
    the said County of Middlesex, by the number 10 in the said parish of
    St. Luke, Chelsea, shall be, and they are accordingly, in pursuance
    of the provisions of the ‘Lands Clauses Consolidation Act, 1845,’
    appointed to be a Committee having all such powers as by the ‘Lands
    Clauses Consolidation Act, 1845’ are conferred upon Committees of
    like description, to treat with the West London Extension Railway
    Company for the compensation to be paid for the extinction of all
    Lammas or other Commonable Rights over or in the said piece of land.

The important question of the boundaries of the parish has occupied
considerable attention during the past year, and has been the subject of
a reference to a sub-committee of the committee of works and for general
purposes, who have still the subject under consideration.

Various memorials and petitions have been presented during the year, to
which, as they sufficiently elucidate the subjects of them, and are
printed in the appendix (Nos. 23 to 27) no further allusion need be made
here.

The “Public Indicator” erected in Sloane Square by permission of the
board in May, 1860, was removed in the fallowing March, in consequence of
the failure of the proprietors to light it at night, and to provide the
promised clock.  It is retained in the custody of the vestry, under a
clause in the agreement, as a lien for the expenses of its removal and
making good the paving.

Plans, books of reference, and parliamentary notices of the “London,
Buckinghamshire, and West Midland Railway” (whose intended terminus was
in the Pavilion grounds), and of “The London Tramway and Dispatch
Company,” were deposited with the Vestry, but both of their bills were
unsuccessful.  Mr. Train also made an application to the vestry for
permission to lay down his tramways in Sloane Street and the King’s Road,
but its consideration has been adjourned _sine die._

On the twenty-ninth of January, 1861, Mr. Finch laid before the Board a
copy of a “Bill to Transfer the Seats in Parliament forfeited by the
Borough of St. Albans to the proposed Borough of Chelsea and Kensington,”
which Viscount Enfield, M.P. for Middlesex had given notice of his
intention to introduce in the House of Commons.  Immediately the
Government {25} brought in their “Bill for the Appropriation of the Seats
Vacated by the Disfranchisement of the Boroughs of Sudbury and Saint
Albans,” which contained the following clause: “The parishes of Chelsea
and Kensington in the county of Middlesex shall, for the purposes of this
act, together form a borough, to be called the borough of Chelsea, and
such borough shall, from and after the said first day of November, 1861,
return one member to serve in parliament.”

An influential deputation from both parishes, accompanied by the two
county members, had an interview with Lord Palmerston on the fifth of
March, on the subject of the bill, and laid before his lordship various
statistical information (see appendix No. 29).  But on a division in the
House of Commons on the tenth of June, the clause was rejected by a
majority of two hundred and seventy-five to one hundred and seventy-two.
Mr. Tite thus reported the circumstance to the board:—

                                                       42, Lowndes Square,
                                               Tuesday Morning, 1 o’clock.

    My dear Mr. Lahee,—I never was so taken by surprise as by the
    division I have just left.  The Government Bill was affirmed by two
    large majorities, but when we came to the Chelsea question, to my
    astonishment we were beaten by one hundred and three.  The house was
    excessively impatient, and would hardly listen to anything; but it
    appeared to me Sir James Graham, whom they would hear, said all that
    could be said on the subject.  I was also astonished at some of those
    I saw voting against us.  I will send you the division list as soon
    as I get it.  The impression in the House _just now_ was that the
    bill would be withdrawn, so in happier times we may have another
    chance.—Yours very truly,

                                                             WILLIAM TITE.

    P.S.—Rather sharp work for M.P.’s yesterday.  I was on a committee
    from 12 to 4, in the House from 5 to just now; to-day we begin again
    at 12, I suppose until 2 o’clock Wednesday morning.

                                * * * * *

                                                   By order of the Vestry,
                                                            CHARLES LAHEE,
                                                           _Vestry Clerk_.



APPENDIX No. 1.
LIST OF VESTRYMEN, AUDITORS, AND OFFICERS,
WITH PLANS AND DESCRIPTIONS OF THE WARDS.


_No._ 1, _or Stanley Ward_.


All such parts of the said Parish of Chelsea as lie on the south side of
the boundary line dividing the said parish from the parish of St. Mary
Abbott’s, Kensington, in the Fulham-road, and on the west side of a line
drawn from the point of the said boundary line in the Fulham-road,
opposite the middle of Upper Church-street, in a southerly direction,
along the middle of Upper Church-street, and along the middle of
Church-street, to the south end thereof, and thence in the same direction
to the southern boundary of the said Parish of Chelsea, in the river
Thames.


VESTRYMEN.


Breun, John Cowan, 6, Lower Sloane-street.

Delany, James, 3, Albion Place, Fulham-road.

Foy, William, 46, Paultons-square.

Gable, Isaac Cosson, 2, Belle Vue.

Garner, Thomas Betts, sen., Mason’s-place, Fulham-road.

Hall, William, 22, Paultons-square.

Perry, John, 7, Danvers-street.

Tipper, William, 7, Odell’s-place, Fulham-road.

Wood, William, “Adam and Eve,” Duke-street.


AUDITOR.


D’Oyle, Henry, 190, Sloane-street.


PLAN OF NO. 1, OR STANLEY WARD.


              [Picture: Plan of Stanley Ward, Chelsea, 1860]



_No._ 2, _or Church Ward_.


All such parts of the said Parish of Chelsea as are bounded as
follows:—that is to say: Bounded on the north-west side by the boundary
line dividing the said Parish of Chelsea from the said parish of St. Mary
Abbott’s, Kensington, in the Fulham-road, from the point thereof opposite
the middle of Upper Church-street to the point thereof opposite the
middle of Marlborough-road; bounded towards the north-east, and partly
towards the south-east, by a line commencing at the last-mentioned point,
and drawn south-east along the middle of Marlborough-road to the point
thereof opposite the middle of Whitehead’s-grove, then turning south-west
along the middle of Whitehead’s-grove to the centre of the south-east end
of College-street, thence turning south-east across College-place, to and
along the middle of Markham-street to the middle of King’s-road, and
turning north-east along King’s-road, to the point thereof opposite the
middle of Smith-street, thence turning south-east along the middle of
Smith-street to the south eastern end thereof, and thence along the
middle of the Royal Hospital Creek to the river Thames, and in the same
direction to the southern boundary of the said Parish of Chelsea, at a
point in the river Thames; bounded on the south by the southern boundary
of the said Parish in the river Thames, from the point thereof lastly
above mentioned to the boundary line of Ward No. 1; and bounded towards
the west by the eastern boundary of Ward No. 1 hereinbefore described.


VESTRYMEN,


Alexander, John Sparks, “King’s Arms,” Cremorne-road.

Blazdell, Alexander, 25, Manor-street.

Callow, John, 41, Queen’s-road West.

Carter, Charles, “Red House,” College-street.

Dancocks, Samuel Sharman, Fulham-road.

Doubell, William, 144, King’s-road.

Finch, William Newton, 181, King’s-road.

Goss, William John, “Duke’s Head,” Queen-street.

Hulse, Robert, 40, Radnor-street.

Hunt, Henry, New King’s-road.

Lawrence, William, 141, King’s-road.

Miles, James, 180, King’s-road.

Osborn, William, 8, Queen-street.

Oxford, Henry, 40, Riley-street.

Parker, Edward, 21, Paultons-square.

Robson, Joseph, 24, Smith’s-terrace.

Symons, Thomas, Alpha House, Fulham-road.

Todd, John, Stanley House, Milner-street.


AUDITOR.


Mead, George Edward, 2, Durham-place.


PLAN OF NO. 2, OR CHURCH WARD.


              [Picture: Plan of Church Ward, Chelsea, 1860]



_No._ 3, _or Hans Town Ward_.


All parts of the said Parish of Chelsea, not included in Wards No. 1 and
No. 2, hereinbefore mentioned, or in Ward No. 4, hereinafter mentioned
and described.


VESTRYMEN.


Badcock, John, 19, Smith-street.

Birch, Abel Francis Faulkner, 14, Sloane-street.

Butt, John, 1, Bayley’s-place.

Chelsea, Viscount, 28, Lowndes-street.

Collier, Caleb, 209, Sloane-street.

Compton, James, 1, Smith-street.

Fisher, John, 60, Cadogan-place.

Gurney, George Edward, “The Earl of Cadogan,” 1, Marlborough-road.

Handover, William, Kensal New Town.

Hopwood, Owen Thomas, 195, Sloane-street.

Jones, Benjamin William, 81, Cadogan-place.

Rope, Robert Northern, 49, Sloane-street.

Shelton, Richard, 22, Halsey-street.

Symons, Elias Octavius, 3, Exeter-street.

Till, John, “The Australian,” Milner-street.

Tite, William, M.P., 42, Lowndes Square.

Thirst, Edward, 11, Halsey-terrace.

Todd, George, Stanley House, Milner-street.

Walker, Thomas Humble, 6, Wellington-square.

Williams, William, Kensal New Town.

Wood, Lancelot Edward, 28A, College-street.


AUDITOR.


Rhind, William, 189, Sloane-street.


PLAN OF NO. 3, OR HANS TOWN WARD.


             [Picture: Plan of Hans Town Ward, Chelsea, 1860]



_No._ 4, _or Royal Hospital Ward_.


All such parts of the said Parish of Chelsea as are bounded as
follows;—that is to say: Bounded towards the north-west by a line
commencing at the intersection of the central line of College-street with
the central line of Whitehead’s-grove, and drawn in a north-east
direction along the middle of Whitehead’s-grove to and along the middle
of Cadogan-street, to and along the middle of Halsey-terrace, to and
along the middle of Cadogan-terrace, crossing Sloane-street, to and along
the middle of Ellis-street, to and along the party-wall between the
public-house known as “The Woodman” public-house, to the south, and No.
12, D’Oyley-street, to the north, and thence in the same direction to the
eastern boundary of the said Parish; bounded towards the east by the
eastern boundary of the said Parish, from the point wherein the
north-western boundary line of the said Ward No. 4, hereinbefore
described, meets the same, to the south point of the said eastern
boundary in the river Thames; bounded towards the south by the south
boundary of the said Parish in the river Thames, from the point lastly
hereinbefore mentioned to the boundary of Ward No. 2; bounded towards the
south-west by the north-east boundary of Ward No. 2 from the point lastly
hereinbefore mentioned, to the said point of intersection of the central
line of College-street with the central line of Whitehead’s-grove.


VESTRYMEN.


Dunkley, Thomas, 18, Lower Sloane-street.

Fuge, George Frederick, 13, Sloane-square.

Leete, John Hurstwaite, 143, Sloane-street.

Livingston, Alexander, 8, King’s-road.

Mowels, Samuel Alfred, 142, Sloane-street.

Rabbits, William, 20, Sloane-square.

Roberts, William, 25, Lower Sloane-street.

Roope, Charles, jun., 144, Sloane-street.

Sansum, William, 132, King’s-road.

Smith, George Baxter, 35, King’s-road.

Wain, George, 2, King’s-road.

Wright, John, 8, Queen’s-road East.


AUDITOR.


Crisp, James, 170, King’s-road.


PLAN OF NO. 4, OR ROYAL HOSPITAL WARD.


          [Picture: Plan of Royal Hospital Ward, Chelsea, 1860]



APPENDIX No. 2.—A RETURN


OFFICERS OF THE VESTRY.

_Member of Metropolitan Board of    W. Tite, Esq., M.P., 42,
Works_                              Lowndes-square.
_Treasurer_                         Charles Hopkinson, Esq., 3,
                                    Regent-street.
_Solicitors_                        Messrs. Lee & Pemberton, 44,
                                    Lincoln’s Inn Fields.
_Vestry Clerk_                      Charles Lahee, Vestry Hall,
                                    King’s-road.
_Clerk’s Assistants_                J. Eisdell Salway, J. Nichol,
                                    Vestry Hall.
_Medical Officer of Health_         Andrew Whyte Barclay, M.D., 23A,
                                    Bruton-street, Berkeley-square,
                                    and Vestry Hall.
_Surveyor_                          Joseph Pattison, Vestry Hall.
_Inspector of Nuisances_            Ealand Alder, Vestry Hall.
_Hall Keeper_                       W. Maddy, Vestry Hall.
_Office Messenger_                  W. Holland.

                                * * * * *

  VESTRYMEN.         Date of          Date of          Vestry          Committee          Total        Works and for
     {36}           Election.      expiration of      Meetings.        Meetings.       Attendance.        General
                                      term of                                                            Purposes.
                                   office, or of
                                   resignation.
_No._ 1, _or Stanley Ward_.
Mr. Breun,       1859             1862                          41               39               80  Sept. 1860
Lower
Sloane-street
,, Delany,       1860             1863                           9                4               13  Sept. 1860
Albion-place,
Fulham-road
,, Foy,          1860             1863                          42               34               76  July, 1860
Paultons-
square
,, Gable,        1860             1863                          14               15               29  June, 1860
Belle Vue
,, Garner,       1858             1861                           5        ...                      5
Mason’s-place,
Fulham-road
,, Hall,         1858             1861                          47              102              149  June, 1858
Paultons-
square
,, Perry,        1859             1862                          45               98              143  June, 1859
Danvers-street
,, G. W.         1857             1860                           5                6               11  June, 1857
Richards,
Danvers-street
,, Tipper,       1858             1861                          19                4               23        ...
Odell’s-place,
Fulham-road
,, W. Wood,      1859             1862                           8                1                9        ...
Duke-street
_No._ 2, _or Church Ward_.
Mr. Alexander,   1859             1862                           4                2                6        ...
Cremorne-road
,, Blazdell,     1860             1863                          44               70              114  June, 1860
Manor-street
,, Callow,       1858             1861                          20               17               37  June, 1858
Queen’s-road
West
,, Carter,       1858             1861                           4        ...                      4
College street
,, Dancocks,     1859             1862                          21        ...                     21
Fulham-road
,, Doubell,      1860             1863                          18                1               19        ...
King’s-road
,, Finch,        1859             1862                          35               84              119  Sept. 1859
King’s-road
,, Goss,         1859             1862                          19        ...                     19
Queen-street
,, Hulse,        1860             1863                           8                7               15  July, 1860
Radnor-street
,, Hunt, New     1859             1862                          37                9               46        ...
King’s-road
,, Lawrence,     1860             1863                          39               40               79  June, 1860
King’s-road
,, Miles,        1858             1861                          26               40               66  June, 1858
King’s-road
,, Osborn,       1860             1863                          40               26               66  June, 1860
Queen-street
,, Oxford,       1860             1863                          24               15               39  June, 1860
Riley-street
,, Parker,       1860             1861                          41               26               67  June, 1860
Paultons-
square
,, Robson,       1859             1862                          33               19               52  June, 1859
Smith-terrace
,, T. Symons,    1858             1861                           7        ...                      7
Fulham-road
,, J. Todd,      1858             1861                          20               11               31  June, 1858
Milner-street
,, Whitehead,    1858             1860                   ...                      1                1  June, 1858
Whitehead’s-
grove
,, Yapp,         1857             1860                           4                2                6  June, 1857
Oakley-street
_No._ 3, _or Hans Town Ward_.
Mr. Badcock,     1860             1863                          27                8               35  June, 1860
Smith-street
,, Birch,        1858             1861                          25                9               34  June, 1860
Sloane-street
,, Butt,         1860             1863                           8                1                9        ...
Bailey’s-place
,, Collier,      1859             1862                          29               31               60  June, 1859
Sloane-street
,, Compton,      1860             1863                          31               22               53  June, 1860
Smith-street
,, Fisher,       1859             1862                          25               16               41        ...
Cadogan-place
,, Gurney,       1860             1863                          30                6               36        ...
Marlborough-
road
,, Handover,     1858             1861                           1        ...                      1        ...
Kensal New
Town
,, Hopwood,      1858             1861                          23        ...                     23
Sloane-street
,, Jones,        1859             1862                          20                9               29  June, 1859
Cadogan-place
,, Rope,         1859             1862                          10        ...                     10
Sloane-street
,, Shelton,      1859             1862                          33               20               53  June, 1859
Halsey-street
,, E. O.         1858             1861                          30               31               61  June, 1858
Symons,
Exeter-street
,, Thirst,       1860             1861                          27               17               44  June, 1860
Halsey-terrace
,, Till,         1860             1863                          24               15               39        ...
Milner-street
,, Tite,         1859             1862                           3                1                4  June, 1859
Lowndes-square
,, G. Todd,      1858             1861                           8                1                9  June, 1858
Milner-street
,, Walker,       1860             1863                          19               12               31  June, 1860
Wellington-
square
,, Williams,     1858             1861                          17        ...                     17
Kensal New
Town
,, L. E. Wood,   1860             1863                          23               14               37  June, 1860
College-street
,, R. Wood,      1857             1860                           3        ...                      3
Whitehead’s-
grove
_No._ 4, or _Royal Hospital Ward_.
Mr. Dunkley,     1859             1862                          26               11               37  Sept. 1860
Lower
Sloane-street
,, Fuge,         1858             1861                           5        ...                      5
Sloane-square
,, Leete,        1860             1863                          29               34               63  June, 1860
Sloane-square
,, Livingston,   1859             1862                          30               33               63  June, 1859
King’s-road
,, Mowels,       1858             1861                           9              ...                9
Sloane-street
,, Rabbits,      1860             1863                          11               19               30  June, 1860
Sloane-square
,, Roberts,      1858             1861                           8                5               13  June, 1860
Lower
Sloane-street
,, Roope,        1860             1863                          11              ...               11
Sloane-street
,, Sansum,       1859             1862                          23               17               40  June, 1859
King’s-road
,, Smith,        1858             1861                           6              ...                6
King’s-road
,, Wain,         1860             1863                          18              ...               18
King’s-road
,, Wright,       1859             1862                          23               12               35  June, 1859
Queen’s-road
East
_Ex-Officio Members of the Vestry_.
_Rector_, Rev.         ...              ...                      4                2                6        ...
A. Gerald W.
Blunt, M.A.
_Churchwarden_         ...              ...                     11               12               23        ...
Diplock, M.D.
                                                              1309             1031             2340

_Churchwarden_ HALL, _Churchwarden_ COLLIER: Elected respectively for
Wards No. 1. and 3.

  VESTRYMEN.       Finance.     Fire Engines,   Contract with      Chelsea       Letting, &c.    Inauguration    Mr. Dover’s     Metropolitan        Food         Re-Naming     Contracts for    West London       Proposed      Asylum Wall.      Chelsea       Vestry Hall       Chelsea        Space over       Line of       Vestry Hall       Cremorne      Vestry Hall,    Mr. Ayrton’s       Smith
                                   Staff, &       London Gas      Charities.      The Hall.        Dinner.         Charges          Local         Analysis.      Streets and     Masons’ and      Extension        Roads to                      Embankment,     First Stone.     Embankment       Ranelagh        Frontage       Lighting,        Gardens.       completing     Motion, and       Terrace,
                                   Escapes.        Company.                                                      against the      Management                      Numbering      Bricklayers’      Railway.       Fulham and                        Draft                        and Proposed     Sewer and      King’s Road,    Fitting and                     the Building     Mr. Tite’s    Investigation
                                                                                                                 Metropolitan   Act Amendment                      Houses.          Works.                       Kensington.                     Petition to                     Pimlico and     Boundaries.    and Limerston    Furnishing.                     Fitting and      Amendment       of Clerk’s
                                                                                                                   Board of      Bill No. 1,                                                                                                     Parliament.                     West London                         Road                                        Furnishing.        Bill.            and
                                                                                                                    Words.         to draw                                                                                                                                         Junction                       Drainage.                                                                       Surveyor’s
                                                                                                                                 Clauses and                                                                                                                                       Railway.                                                                                                        Reports.
                                                                                                                                  Amendments
Mr. Breun,       June, 1859                                     May, 1860
Lower
Sloane-street
,, Delany,       June, 1860                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Sept. 1860
Albion-place,
Fulham-road
,, Foy,          June, 1859                                                                                     Jan. 1861                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Sept. 1860                      Feb. 1861
Paultons-
square
,, Gable,                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Nov. 1859
Belle Vue
,, Garner,
Mason’s-place,
Fulham-road
,, Hall,         June, 1858     Mar. 1859       Oct. 1859       May, 1860       Oct. 1860       Oct. 1860       Jan. 1861       Apr. 1861       Mar. 1861                                       Sept. 1859      Sept. 1859      Jan. 1859       Nov. 1859       Nov. 1859       Dec. 1859       May, 1860       Apr. 1860       June, 1860      Sept. 1860      Oct. 1860       Jan. 1861       Feb. 1861
Paultons-
square
,, Perry,                       May, 1859       Oct. 1859       May, 1860       Oct. 1860       Oct. 1860                       Mar. 1861       Mar. 1861       July, 1859      July, 1859      Sept. 1859      Sept. 1859      Sept. 1859      Nov. 1859       Nov. 1859       Dec. 1859       Jan. 1860       Apr. 1860       June, 1860      Sept. 1860      Oct. 1860       Jan. 1861       Feb. 1861
Danvers-street
,, G. W.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Nov. 1859
Richards,
Danvers-street
,, Tipper,                                                      June, 1860                                      Jan. 1861
Odell’s-place,
Fulham-road
,, W. Wood,      June, 1859
Duke-street
Mr. Alexander,   June, 1859                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Feb. 1861
Cremorne-road
,, Blazdell,     June, 1860                                                     Oct. 1860       Oct. 1860                                                                       July, 1859                                      Jan. 1859                                                                       Apr. 1860
Manor-street
,, Callow,                      Mar. 1859                       Dec. 1860
Queen’s-road
West
,, Carter,
College street
,, Dancocks,     June, 1860
Fulham-road
,, Doubell,      June, 1859
King’s-road
,, Finch,                                       Oct. 1859       May, 1860       Oct. 1860       Oct. 1860       Jan. 1861       Mar. 1861       Mar. 1861                                                                       Sept. 1859
King’s-road
,, Goss,
Queen-street
,, Hulse,        June, 1860                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Sept. 1860                      Jan. 1861
Radnor-street
,, Hunt, New     June, 1859                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     July, 1860      Sept. 1860
King’s-road
,, Lawrence,     June, 1860                                                                                     Jan. 1861       Apr. 1861                                                                                                                                                                                                       Sept. 1860                      Jan. 1861
King’s-road
,, Miles,        June, 1858                     Oct. 1859       May, 1860       Oct. 1860       Oct. 1860                                                                                       Sept. 1859      Sept. 1859      Jan. 1859                       Nov. 1859       Dec. 1859       Jan. 1860       Apr. 1860       June, 1860      Sept. 1860      Oct. 1860
King’s-road
,, Osborn,                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Feb. 1861
Queen-street
,, Oxford,                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      June, 1860
Riley-street
,, Parker,
Paultons-
square
,, Robson,                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Sept. 1860                      Feb. 1861
Smith-terrace
,, T. Symons,
Fulham-road
,, J. Todd,      June, 1858                     Oct. 1859                                                       Jan. 1861                                                       July, 1859                                                                      Nov. 1859       Dec. 1859                       Apr. 1860       June, 1860                      Oct. 1860       Jan. 1861
Milner-street
,, Whitehead,                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Nov. 1859
Whitehead’s-
grove
,, Yapp,                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Nov. 1859
Oakley-street
Mr. Badcock,
Smith-street
,, Birch,        June, 1858
Sloane-street
,, Butt,         June, 1860                                     June, 1860
Bailey’s-place
,, Collier,      June, 1859     May, 1859                       May, 1860                                                                                                                                                                                                                       May, 1860
Sloane-street
,, Compton,
Smith-street
,, Fisher,       June, 1859                     Oct. 1859                       Oct. 1860       Oct. 1860       Jan. 1861
Cadogan-place
,, Gurney,       June, 1860
Marlborough-
road
,, Handover,
Kensal New
Town
,, Hopwood,
Sloane-street
,, Jones,                                                       May, 1860                                       Jan. 1861       Mar. 1861
Cadogan-place
,, Rope,                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Sept. 1860
Sloane-street
,, Shelton,                                                                                                                                                                     July, 1859                                                                                      Dec. 1859
Halsey-street
,, E. O.         Feb. 1859                                      May, 1860                                                                                       July, 1859      July, 1859                                      July 1859                                       Dec. 1859       Jan. 1860       Apr. 1860       June, 1860                      Oct. 1860       Jan. 1861
Symons,
Exeter-street
,, Thirst,                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Jan. 1861
Halsey-terrace
,, Till,                                                        June, 1860      Oct. 1860       Oct. 1860                                       Mar. 1861
Milner-street
,, Tite,                                        Oct. 1859
Lowndes-square
,, G. Todd,                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Nov. 1859       Dec. 1859
Milner-street
,, Walker,       June, 1860
Wellington-
square
,, Williams,
Kensal New
Town
,, L. E. Wood,
College-street
,, R. Wood,
Whitehead’s-
grove
Mr. Dunkley,     June, 1859
Lower
Sloane-street
,, Fuge,
Sloane-square
,, Leete,        June, 1860                                     May, 1860       Oct. 1860       Oct. 1860       Jan. 1861                       Mar. 1861                                                                                                       Nov. 1859
Sloane-square
,, Livingston,   June, 1859                     Oct. 1859                                                                       Apr. 1861                                                                                                                       Nov. 1859                                                                                       Oct. 1860       Jan. 1861
King’s-road
,, Mowels,                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Jan. 1861       Feb. 1861
Sloane-street
,, Rabbits,                                                     June, 1860      Oct. 1860       Oct. 1860       Jan. 1861       Mar. 1861       Mar. 1861                                                                                                       Nov. 1859                                                       June, 1860      Sept. 1860
Sloane-square
,, Roberts,                     Mar. 1859
Lower
Sloane-street
,, Roope,
Sloane-street
,, Sansum,                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Feb. 1861
King’s-road
,, Smith,
King’s-road
,, Wain,
King’s-road
,, Wright,
Queen’s-road
East
_Rector_, Rev.                                                  May, 1860
A. Gerald W.
Blunt, M.A.
_Churchwarden_                  May, 1859                       May, 1860                                                                                                                                                                                       Nov. 1859                       May, 1860
Diplock, M.D.

APPENDIX No. 3.
A LIST OF THE PARISH OFFICERS
_Appointed at Easter_, 1860.


                             _Churchwardens_.

Thomas B. Diplock, M.D., 1, Sidney-street.

Mr. Caleb Collier, 209, Sloane-street.

                               _Sidesmen_.

Mr. Edward Richards, 23, Danvers-street.

,, William Osborn, Woolhouse Cottage, Queen-street.

                            _Church Trustees_.

Mr. Samuel Sharman Dancocks, Fulham-road.

,, John Fisher, 60, Cadogan-place.

,, George Wain, 2, King’s-road.

,, Alexander Livingston, 8, King’s-road.

,, John Sparks Alexander, “King’s Arms,” Cremorne-road.

              _Auditors of the Church Trustees_’ _Accounts_.

Mr. William Newton Finch, 181, King’s-road.

,, Elias Octavius Symons, 3, Exeter-street.

,, James Miles, 180, King’s-road.

  _Nominated for Selection as Overseers of the Poor_, _March_ 26, 1860.

Mr. Thomas Watkins, 2, Hollywood, Fulham-road. {37}

,, Samuel Alfred Mowels, 142, Sloane-street. {37}

,, Alexander Blazdell, 25, Manor-street. {37}

,, Samuel Sharman Dancocks, Fulham-road.

,, George Baxter Smith, 35, King’s-road.

,, Peter Yapp, 200, Sloane-street.

,, Owen Thomas Hopwood, 195, Sloane-street.

,, John Grant, 38, King’s-road.

,, Henry D’Oyle, 190, Sloane-street.

,, James Griffin, 1, Orford-street.

,, Edward Richards, 23, Danvers-street.

,, Henry Hunt, 16, New King’s-road.

,, John Perry, jun., 145, Sloane-street.



APPENDIX No. 4.
LIST OF COMMITTEES.


WORKS AND GENERAL PURPOSES.

            Name               Ward No.
Badcock          Mr.          3
Birch            —            3
Blazdell         —            2
Breun            —            1
Callow           —            2
Chelsea          Viscount     3
Collier          Mr.          3
Compton          —            3
Delany           —            1
Dunkley          —            4
Finch            —            2
Foy              —            1
Gable            —            1
Hall             —            1
Hulse            —            2
Jones            —            3
Lawrence         —            2
Leete            —            4
Livingston       —            4
Miles            —            2
Osborn           —            2
Oxford           —            2
Parker           —            2
Perry            —            1
Rabbits          —            4
Roberts          —            4
Robson           —            2
Sansum           —            4
Shelton          —            3
E. O. Symons     —            3
Thirst           —            3
Tite, M.P.       —            3
G. Todd          —            3
J. Todd          —            2
Walker                        3
L. E. Wood       —            3
Wright           —            4

FINANCE

         Name             Ward No.
Alexander        Mr.     1
Birch            —       3
Blazdell         —       2
Breun            —       1
Butt             —       3
Collier          —       1
Delany           —       1
Doubell          —       2
Dunkley          —       4
Finch            —       2
Fisher           —       3
Foy              —       1
Gurney           —       3
Hall             —       1
Hulse            —       2
Hunt             —       2
Lawrence         —       2
Leete            —       4
Livingston               4
Miles            —       2
E. O. Symons     —       3
J. Todd          —       2
Walker           —       3
W. Wood          —       1

FIRE ENGINES, STAFF, AND ESCAPES.

       Name             Ward No.
Callow      Mr.     2
Collier     —       3
Diplock     Dr.     _Churchwarden_.
Hall        Mr.     1
Perry       —       1
Roberts     —       4

CONTRACT WITH LONDON GAS COMPANY.

        Name            Ward No.
Finch          Mr.     2
Fisher         —       3
Hall           —       1
Livingston     —       4
Miles          —       2
Perry          —       1
Tite, M.P.     —       3
J. Todd        —       2

PARISH CHARITIES.

          Name                Ward No.
Breun            Mr.      1
Blunt            Rev.     _The Rector_.
Butt             Mr.      3
Callow           —        2
Collier          —        3
Dipock           Dr.      _Churchwarden_.
Finch            Mr.      2
Hall             —        1
Jones            —        3
Leete            —        4
Miles            —        2
Perry            —        1
Rabbits          —        4
E. O. Symons     —        3
Till             —        3
Tipper           —        1

LETTING, ETC., THE HALL.

       Name           Ward No.
Blazdell     Mr.     2
Finch        —       2
Fisher       —       3
Hall         —       1
Leete        —       4
Miles        —       2
Perry        —       1
Rabbits      —       4
Till         —       3

INAUGURATION DINNER.

       Name           Ward No.
Blazdell     Mr.     2
Finch        —       2
Fisher       —       3
Hall         —       1
Leete        —       4
Miles        —       2
Parry        —       1
Rabbits      —       4
Till         —       3

MR. DOVER’S CHARGES AGAINST THE METROPOLITAN BOARD OF WORKS.

       Name           Ward No.
Finch        Mr.     2
Fisher       —       3
Foy          —       1
Hall         —       1
Jones        —       3
Lawrence     —       2
Leete        —       4
Rabbits      —       4
Tipper       —       1
J. Todd      —       2

METROPOLIS LOCAL MANAGEMENT ACT AMENDMENT BILL,
NO. 1, TO DRAW CLAUSES AND AMENDMENTS.

        Name            Ward No.
Finch          Mr.     2
Hall           —       1
Jones          —       3
Lawrence       —       2
Livingston     —       4
Perry          —       1
Rabbits        —       4

FOOD ANALYST

       Name          Ward No.
Finch       Mr.     2
Hall        —       1
Leete       —       4
Perry       —       1
Rabbits     —       4
Till        —       3

ASYLUM WALL.

         Name             Ward No.
Callow           Mr.     2
Finch            —       2
Hall             —       1
Miles            —       2
Perry            —       1
E. O. Symons     —       3

RE-NAMING STREETS AMP NUMBERING HOUSES.

Perry            Mr.     No. 1 Ward.
E. O. Symons     Mr.     No. 3 Ward.

CONTRACTS FOR MASON’S AND BRICKLAYER’S WORKS.

         Name             Ward No.
Callow           Mr.     2
Perry            —       1
Shelton          —       3
E. O. Symons     —       3
J. Todd          —       2

WEST LONDON EXTENSION RAILWAY.

      Name         Ward No.
Hall      Mr.     1
Perry     —       1
Miles     —       2

PROPOSED ROADS TO FULHAM AND KENSINGTON.

      Name         Ward No.
Hall      Mr.     1
Miles     —       2
Perry     —       1

CHELSEA EMBANKMENT, DRAFT PETITION TO PARLIAMENT.

      Name         Ward No.
Gable     Mr.     1
Hall      —       1
Perry     —       1

VESTRY HALL FIRST STONE.

        Name               Ward No.
Diplock        Dr.     _Churchwarden_.
Hall           Mr.     1
Livingston       ..    4
Miles            ..    2
Perry            ..    1
Tite             ..    3
J. Todd          ..    2

CHELSEA EMBANKMENT AND PROPOSED PIMLICO AND WEST LONDON JUNCTION RAILWAY.

         Name             Ward No.
Hall             Mr.     1
Miles              ..    2
Perry              ..    1
Shelton            ..    3
E. O. Symons       ..    3
Tite, M.P.         ..    3
J. Todd            ..    2

SPACE OVER RANELAGH SEWER, AND BOUNDARIES.

         Name                Ward No.
Collier          Mr.     3
Diplock          Dr.     _Churchwarden_.
Hall             Mr.     1
Miles            —       2
Perry            —       1
E. O. Symons     —       3
Thirst           —       3

LINE OF FRONTAGE, KING’S ROAD; AND LIMERSTON STREET DRAINAGE.

          Name               Ward No.
Callow            Mr.     2
Hall              —       1
Miles             —       2
Perry             —       1
G. W. Richard     —       _Churchwarden_
E. O. Symons      —       3
J. Todd           —       2

VESTRY HALL, LIGHTING, FITTING, AND FURNISHING.

         Name             Ward No.
Hall             Mr.     1
Hulse            —       2
Miles            —       2
Oxford           —       2
Perry            —       1
Rabbits          —       4
E. O. Symons     —       3
J. Todd          —       2

CREMORNE GARDENS.

       Name           Ward No.
Delany       Mr.     1
Finch        —       2
Foy          —       1
Hall         —       1
Hulse        —       2
Jones        —       3
Lawrence     —       2
Miles        —       2
Perry        —       1
Rabbits      —       4

VESTRY HALL, COMPLETING THE BUILDING, FITTING, AND FURNISHING.

         Name             Ward No.
Hall             Mr.     1
Leete            —       4
Miles            —       2
Perry            —       1
E. O. Symons     —       3

MR. AYRTON’S MOTION, AND MR. TITE’s AMENDMENT BILL.

         Name             Ward No.
Blazdell         Mr.     2
Finch            —       2
Foy              —       1
Hall             —       l
Jones            —       3
Lawrence         —       2
Leete            —       4
Livingston       —       4
Perry            —       1
E. O. Symons     —       3

SMITH TERRACE, INVESTIGATION OF CLERK’S AND SURVEYOR’S REPORTS.

        Name            Ward No.
Hall           Mr.     1
Livingston     —       4
Osborn         —       2
Perry          —       1
Sansum         —       4

APPENDIX No. 5.


The Names and Places of Abode of the Rector, Incumbent of the Parish
Chapel, Curates, Treasurers of the Charity Schools, Churchwardens,
Sidesmen, Church Trustees, Representative Member of the Metropolitan
Board of Works, Vestryman, Auditors and Officers under the Metropolis
Local Management Act, Guardians of the Poor, Overseers, Relieving
Officers, Medical Officers, Superintendent Registrar and Registrars of
Births Deaths and Marriages, Vestry Clerk, Deputy Parish Clerk,
Constables, Beadles, Engine Keepers, Fire Escape Conductors, Turncocks,
Collectors of the different Rates and Taxes of the Parish, District
Inspector of Gas Light Company, and District Surveyors.

                                * * * * *

                                 RECTOR.

       Blunt, The Rev. A. Gerald W., M.A., Rectory, Church-street.
                     INCUMBENT OF THE PARISH CHAPEL.
               Davies, The Rev. R. H., B.A. Oakley-street.

                                 CURATES.

     Blunt, The Rev. R. Frederick L., A.K.C., Rectory, Church-street.

                        Hart, The Rev. W. H., M.A.

      Pirkis, Rev. D., Clerk in Orders, Selwood Place, Queen’s Elm,
                               Fulham-road.

                   TREASURER OF THE PAROCHIAL SCHOOLS.

               Lawrance, W., Esq., Sion Villa, King’s-road.

                     TREASURER OF THE INFANT SCHOOL.

                Cornell, S., Esq., 16, Whitehead’s Grove.

                              CHURCHWARDENS.

                Diplock, Thos. B., M.D., 1, Sydney-street.

                   Collier, Mr. C., 209, Sloane-street.

                                SIDESMEN.

                    Richards, Mr. E., Danvers-street.

                      Osborn, Mr. W., Queen-street.

                             CHURCH TRUSTEES.

Rector, The; for the time being.

Churchwardens, The; for the time being.

Alexander, Mr. John Sparks, King’s Arms, Cremorne-road.

Barker, Mr. J., Cadogan-place.

Barnes, Mr. A. B., King’s-road.

Battcock, Mr. George, Markham-house, King’s-road.

Bayley, Mr. Abel, 6, Lowndes-square.

Birch, Mr. A. F. F., 14, Sloane-street.

Boggett, Mr. William, 3, Lindsey-row.

Burnell, Mr. H., Cheyne-walk.

Brookfield, Mr. R., Sloane-street.

Crabb, Mr. W. B., 42, Halsey-street.

Coleridge, Rev. D., St. Mark’s College.

Comyns, Mr. H. King’s-road.

Coton, Mr. William, Sloane-street.

Christie, Mr. W., Poole’s-lane.

Dancocks, Mr. Samuel, Fulham-road.

Diplock, Thomas B., M.D., 1, Sydney-st.

Druce, Mr. W., Cheyne-walk.

Dickenson, Mr. W. R., Lowndes-street.

Fisher, Mr. J., 60, Cadogan-place.

Forbes, Mr. James A., Sloane-square.

Garner, Mr. Thos. Betts, Little Chelsea.

Gascoigne, Major-General, Lowndes-sq.

Gouldsmith, Mr. W. S., Pont-street.

Hall, Mr. William, Lombard-street.

Hopwood, Mr. Owen Thos., Sloane-street.

Keen, Mr. Thomas, King’s-road.

Larner, Mr. Henry, King’s-road.

Lee, Mr. John Benjamin, Cadogan-place.

Leete, Mr. John Hurstwaite, Sloane-street.

Lenthall, Mr. Henry, 11, Oakley-street.

Livingston, Mr. Alexander, King’s-road.

Lock, Mr. Robert Frederick, Cupola House, Church-street.

Marks, Mr. R. W., Hollywood-place.

Morgan, Mr. J. G., Church-street.

North, Mr. W. R., Green’s-row.

Pitt, Mr. J., Cheyne-walk.

Rabbits, Mr. William, 20, Sloane-square.

Roberts, Mr. William, 25, Lower Sloane-st.

Rush, Mr. William, 6, Sydney-street.

Sanneman, Mr. R. W., 13, Cheyne-walk.

Slocock, Mr. E., Belle Vue.

Stanesby, Mr. John Tatam, 179, Sloane-st.

Symons, Mr. T., Fulham-road.

Till, Mr. John, Milner-street.

Todd, Mr. Geo., Stanley House, Milner-st.

Veitch, Mr. James, Exotic Nursery, King’s-road West.

Wain, Mr. George, 2, King’s-road.

Wallgrave, Mr. C. W., King’s-road.

Warre, Mr. J. A., Lowndes-square.

Watkins, Mr. Thomas, Hollywood House, Little Chelsea.

Whitfield, Mr. Thomas, 210, Sloane-st.

Whitmore, Mr. John, 124, Sloane-street.

Wilson, The Rev. John, D.D., Durham House, Smith-street.

Wilson, The Rev. R., D.D., Gough House.

Wood, Mr. John, 1, Holles-place.

    _Clerk to the Board_,—Cornell, Mr. Samuel, 16, Whitehead’s Grove.

                               _Auditors_.

Finch, Mr. William Newton, King’s-road.

Miles, Mr. James, 180, King’s-road.

Symons, Mr. Elias Octavius, 3, Exeter-st.

                               THE VESTRY.

         _Representative Member of Metropolitan Board of Works_.
              Tite, William, Esq., M.P., 42, Lowndes-square.

                               _Vestrymen_.

                   Incumbent, The; for the time being.

                 Churchwardens, The; for the time being.



_No._ 1,—_or Stanley Ward_.


Breun, Mr. John Cowan, 6, Lower Sloane-st.

Delany, Mr. James, 3, Albion-place.

Foy, Mr. W., 40, Paultons-square.

Gable, Mr. Isaac Cosson, 2, Belle Vue.

Garner, Mr. Thomas Betts, Little Chelsea.

Hall, Mr. William, 22, Paultons-square.

Perry, Mr. John, 7, Danvers street.

Tipper, Mr. William, 7, Odell’s-place.

Wood, Mr. William, Duke-street.

            _Auditor_,—D’Oyle, Mr. Henry, 190, Sloane-street.



_No._ 2,—_or Church Ward_.


Alexander, Mr., John Sparks, King’s Arms, Cremorne road.

Blazdell, Mr. Alexander, 25, Manor-street.

Callow, Mr. John, Queen’s-road West.

Carter, Mr. C., College street.

Dancocks, Mr. Samuel, Fulham-road.

Doubell, Mr. William, 144, King’s-road.

Finch, Mr. Wm. Newton, 181, King’s-rd.

Goss, Mr. Wm. Jno., Duke’s Head, Queen-st.

Hulse, Mr. Robert, 40, Radnor-street.

Hunt, Mr. Henry, New King’s-road.

Lawrence, Mr. William, 141, King’s-road.

Miles, Mr. James, 180, King’s-road.

Osborn, Mr. William, 8, Queen-street.

Oxford, Mr. Henry, 10, Riley-street.

Parker, Mr. Edward, 21, Paultons-square.

Robson, Mr. Joseph, 24, Smith-terrace.

Symons, Mr. T., Alpha House Fulham-road.

Todd, Mr. J. 12, Great Cheyne-row.

           _Auditor_,—Mead, Mr. George Edward, 2, Durham-place.



_No._ 3,—_or Hans Town Ward_.


Badcock, Mr. John, 19, Smith-street.

Birch, Mr., A. F. F., 14, Sloane-street.

Butt, Mr. J., 1, Bailey’s-place, Marlboro’-road.

Chelsea, The Viscount, Lowndes-street.

Collier, Mr. Caleb, 209, Sloane-street.

Compton, Mr. James, 1, Smith-street.

Fisher, John, Esq., 60.  Cadogan-place.

Gurney, Mr. George Edward, 1, Marlborough-road.

Handover, Mr. W., Kensal New Town.

Hopwood, Mr. O. T., 195, Sloane-street.

Jones, Benj. Wm., Esq. 81, Cadogan-place.

Rope, Mr. R. N., 49, Sloane-street.

Shelton, Mr. Richard, 20, Halsey-street.

Symons, Mr. E. O., Exeter-street.

Till, Mr. John, Milner-street.

Tite, William, Esq., M.P., Lowndes-sq.

Thirst, Mr. Edward, Halsey-terrace.

Todd, George, Esq., Stanley House, Milner-street.

Walker, Thomas Humble, Esq., 6, Wellington-square.

Williams, Mr. William, Kensal New Town.

Wood, Mr. Lancelot Edw., 28A, College-st.

            _Auditor_,—Rhind, Mr. William, 189, Sloane-street.



_No._ 4,—_or Royal Hospital Ward_.


Dunkley, Mr. T, 18, Lower Sloane-street.

Fuge, Mr. George F., 13, Sloane-square.

Leete, Mr. John H., Sloane-street.

Livingston, Mr. Alexander, King’s-road.

Mowels, Mr. S. A., 142, Sloane-street.

Rabbits, Mr. William, 20, Sloane-square.

Roberts, Mr. William, Lower Sloane-st.

Roope, Mr. Chas., jun., 144, Sloane-street.

Sansum, Mr. William, King’s-road.

Smith, Mr. G. B., 35, King’s-road.

Wain, Mr. George, 2, King’s-road.

Wright, Mr. John, 8, Queen’s-road East.

              _Auditor_.—Crisp, Mr. James, 170, King’s-road.

_Treasurer_,—Hopkinson, C., Esq., 3, Regent-street.

_Solicitors_,—Lee & Pemberton, Messrs. 44, Lincoln’s Inn Fields.

_Clerk to the Board_,—Lahee, Mr. Charles, Manor House, King’s-road.

_Surveyor_,—Pattison, Mr. Joseph, 252, King’s-road.

_Medical Officer of Health_,—Barclay, Dr. A. W., 23A, Bruton-street,
Berkeley-square.

_Inspector of Nuisances_,—Alder, Mr. Ealand, 10, Orford-place.

_Messenger_,—Maddy, Mr. W., 12, Lower Sloane-street.



GUARDIANS OF THE POOR.


Archbutt, Samuel, Esq., Ovington-sq.

Barkworth, Rev. Shadwell Morley, M.A., 7, St. Leonard’s-terrace.

Birch, Mr. Abel F. F., 14, Sloane-street.

Collier, Mr. Caleb, 209, Sloane-street.

Fisher, John, Esq., 60, Cadogan-place.

Garner, Mr. T. B., Little Chelsea.

Hall, Mr. W., 22, Paultons-square.

Harrison, Mr. J. N., Upper Church-street.

Jones, Benjamin Wm. Esq., 81, Cadogan-pl.

Livingston, Mr. Alexander, 8, King’s-road.

Miles, Mr. James, 180, King’s-road.

Osborn, Mr. William, 8, Queen-street

Perry, Mr. John, 7, Danvers-street.

Richards, Mr. G. W. 29, Danvers-street.

Sansum, Mr. W. H., 132, King’s-road.

Shelton, Mr. Richard, 22, Halsey-street.

Symons, Mr. T., Alpha House, Fulham-rd.

Thirst, Mr. Edward, 11, Halsey-terrace.

Walker, Thomas Humble, Esq., 6, Wellington square.

Yapp, Mr. George, 83, Oakley-street.

   _Clerk to the Board_,—Diggens, Mr. W. L.  Office—Chelsea Workhouse.



OVERSEERS OF THE POOR.


Slocombe, Mr. T., Halsey-terrace.

Wing, Mr. C., 10, College-terrace.

Watkins, Mr. T., Hollywood, West Brompton.

Mowels, Mr. Sam. Alfred, 142, Sloane-st.



RELIEVING OFFICERS.


Rodger, William, (_South District_) 36, Upper Manor-street.

Tubbs, William Thomas, (_North District_) 266, King’s-road.



MEDICAL OFFICERS.


Ward, Dr. Martindale, Markham-square.

Keen, Mr. Thomas, 209, King’s-road.

Dickinson, Mr. Thos., 8, Halsey-terrace.

Scatliff, Dr. John Parr, 132, Sloane-street.

Brown, Mr. George, Kensal Green.



MEDICAL OFFICERS FOR VACCINATION.


Ward, Dr. Martindale, Markham-square.

Keen, Mr. Thomas, 209, King’s-road.

Godrich, Mr. Francis, Little Chelsea.

Dickinson, Mr. Thomas, 8, Halsey-terrace.

Scatliff, Dr. John Parr, 132, Sloane-street.

Brown, Mr. George, Kensal Green.



SUPERINTENDENT REGISTRAR.


              Diggens, Mr. W. L.  Office—Chelsea Workhouse.



REGISTRARS OF BIRTHS AND DEATHS.


Long, Mr. Charles S., 4, Rayner-place.

Larner, Mr. William, 240, King’s-road.

Smith, Mr. William Clifford, (_and of Marriages_) Exeter-place,
Sloane-street.



VESTRY CLERK.


              Lahee, Mr. Charles, Manor House, King’s-road.



DEPUTY PARISH CLERK.


                  Sherrell, Mr. James. 14, King-street.



CONSTABLES.—_Appointed_ 1858.


Burks, James, 7, Millmans-row.

Butler, Benjamin, King’s-road.

Butler, Thomas, King’s-road.

Cobb, Joseph, jun., 20, Queen’s road West

Ellenor, Thomas, 2 Queen’s-road East.

Griffin, James, 1, Orford-street, Marlborough-road.

Hall, William, 3, Bretten-terrace.

Halliwell, Robert, 35, Robert-terrace.

Lawrence, William, King’s-road.

Temple, Charles, 13, College-street.



BEADLES, BEING SWORN CONSTABLES.


Nelson, Richard, 2, Marlborough-square.

Kirk, Robert, 10, Whitehead’s Grove.



ENGINE KEEPERS.


Piggott, William, 1, Arthur-street, _Superintendent_.

Greaves, Charley 4, Duke-street.

Adams, Henry, 14A, Symons-street.



FIRE ESCAPE CONDUCTORS.


_Oakley-square Station_,—Fowler, Geo., (No. 68), 30, Cumberland-st.,
Marlborough-rd.

_Sloane-square Station_,—McCulloch, Thos., (No. 70), 2, Symons-street,
Sloane-square.

_Pelham Crescent Station_,—Whatley, Fredk., (No. 21), 7,
Devonshire-place, Park-walk.

_Knightsbridge Green Station_,—Davenport, Hen., (No. 6), 19, Prince’s
pl., Notting-hill.



TURNCOCKS AND THEIR ASSISTANTS.


Cramp, Thomas, 11, Upper North-street.

Rice, Thomas, 11, College-place.

Shuttleworth, James, 15, Millman’s-row.

Allen, William, jun., 39, Cumberland-st.

Clark, Ezra, 6, St. Mark’s-rd., Fulham-rd.

Ireland, John, 4, Draycott-street, Cadogan-terrace.

Tilbrook, Rob., 3, Chapel-pl., Brompton.



COLLECTORS OF LAND, ASSESSED, AND PROPERTY TAXES.


Ludlow, Mr. William, Queen’s-road West.

Oughton, Mr. Henry, 10, Cadogan-terrace.

Oughton, Mr. Thomas, 8, Blizard’s-place, Fulham-road.



COLLECTORS OF POOR’S RATE AND THE RATES UNDER THE METROPOLIS LOCAL
MANAGEMENT ACT.


Basely, Mr. Edward, 47, Paultons-square.

Mayers, Mr. William Thomas, Sydney-House, Queen-street.

Symons, Mr. Charles, 10, Robert-terrace.

Oughton, Mr. Thomas, 8, Blizard’s-place, Fulham-road.



COLLECTORS OF THE CHURCH RATE.


Sandeford, Mr. John, 27, Upper Manor-st.

Symons, Mr. Charles, 10, Robert-terrace.

Oughton, Mr. Thomas, 8, Blizard’s-place, Fulham-road.



COLLECTORS OF THE WATER RATES.


Day, Mr. William, 2, Beaufort-street.

Briscoe, Mr. W. C., 9, Parkside, Knightsbridge.



DISTRICT INSPECTOR OF GAS WORKS.


                Cripps, Mr. James, 192, King’s-road, S.W.



DISTRICT SURVEYORS.


Beachcroft, Mr. Samuel, 10, Robert-terrace, Chelsea.

Beachcroft, Mr. Charles, 2, Horbury-terrace, Notting-hill.

                                * * * * *

_The Fire Engines and Ladders_ are kept at the Old Church, by the
Waterside; at the Workhouse, Arthur-street, King’s-road; and at the Depot
in Draycott-place.  In case of Fire give immediate notice to the Engine
Keepers, Charles Greaves, 4, Duke-street, Chelsea, near the Old Church;
Henry Adams, 14A, Symons-street, Sloane-square; Chief Station, at the
Workhouse, Arthur-street, King’s-road.  William Piggott, Superintendent,
1, Arthur-street, King’s-road.

The nearest _Fire Escapes_ are stationed at Oakley-square, Sloane-square,
Pelham-crescent, and Knightsbridge Green.

      CHELSEA WATER WORKS OFFICE, 103, Victoria-street, Westminster.

                        _Secretary_,—A. Gill, Esq.

 LONDON GAS LIGHT COMPANY’S OFFICE, 26, Southampton-street, Strand, W.C.

                      _Secretary_,—J. R. Hinde, Esq.

June, 1860.

                                            CHARLES LAHEE, _Vestry Clerk_.



APPENDIX No. 6.
SALARIES, &c.


_Return asked for by the Committee of Works and for General Purposes_.

                                * * * * *



EXTRACT FROM THE MINUTES OF THE COMMITTEE OF WORKS, &c., FEB. 5TH, 1861.


Resolved that Mr. Tite be requested to move the House of Commons for a
Return from each Vestry and District Board elected under the provisions
of the Metropolis Local Management Act, 1855, setting forth:—

1.  The Population in each Parish or District in 1851.

2.  The Number of Houses.

3.  The Superficial Area.

4.  The Length of Streets, &c.

5.  The Value of the Property as Assessed to the County Rate.

6.  The sum on which the Rates are Assessed for the Relief of the Poor.

7.  The number of Vestry or Board Meetings held during the last year.

8.  The number of Committee and Sub-Committee Meetings during the same
period.

Also the names of all Officers employed under such Vestry or Board
setting forth the Offices they severally hold, with the amount of Salary,
Fees, Perquisites, Value of House Rent, and other Benefits enjoyed by
such Officers under any General or Local Act, or otherwise; stating also
if any of such Officers hold other appointments than under such Vestry or
District Board, and if so, the nature of them; or whether any of them are
in business or practice for themselves.  This Return to be tabularly
arranged as follows:—

A.—Clerk to the Vestry or Board.

1 _and Seq._—Clerks or Assistants in the Clerk’s Department.

B.—Surveyor.

1 _and Seq._—Clerks or Assistants in the Surveyor’s Department.

C.—Medical Officer of Health.

D.—Inspector of Nuisances.

1 _and Seq._—Clerks or Assistants in the Health Department.

And that an Abstract of these Returns may be prepared and tabularly
arranged in the order of the amount of Population in such Parish or
District respectively.



APPENDIX No. 7


CHARGES UNDER THE HEAD OF “GENERAL WORKS.”
_March_ 25_th_, 1860, _to March_ 25_th_, 1861.

_Page_   _Ledger_                                                                 £      _s._   _d._
         To Balance                                                                 214     19     0½
217.     To Sundries as per Journal, viz.:—
         Paving, viz., Roads.—Materials & Contract
                      Works         2516     11      8
                      Labour         326      1      9
                      Sundries        72      0      2
                                                           2914     13      7
         Footways.—Materials & Contract
                      Works          549      6     11
                      Labour         124     16      0
                      Sundries         8     15      4
                                                            682     18      3
         Cartage of Materials                               295     16      0
                                                                                   3893      7     10
         Lighting.    Gas Consumed                         3765      8      8
                      New Lights                             17      7     11
                      Repairs                                51      7      7
                      Law, &c., Charges                     296     16      4
                      Gas Enquiry                           150      0      0
                                                                                   4281      0      6
         Watering.    Contracts                             863     12     10
                      Labour                                  0      0      0
                      Sundries                              151      2      9
                      Law Charges                           111      5      0
                                                                                   1126      0      7
         Cleansing.   Contracts                             556      3      5
                      Labour                                568     12      4
                      Sundries                               20     16      9
                                                                                   1145     12      6
         Improving                                                                   58     12      2
         Removing Nuisance                                                          311      2      0
         Rents                                                                       89     11      4
         Sanitary Works                                                               1      6      8
         Sundries                                                                   137     16      2
         Interest                                                                   537     13      2
         Establishment for Share of Charges under that head                        1242     13     11
                                                                                  13039     15     10

REVENUE UNDER THE HEAD OF “GENERAL WORKS.”
_March_ 25_th_, 1860, _to March_ 25_th_, 1861.

_Page_   _Ledger_                                                                                                                         £        _s._   _d._
217.     By Precept dated   17th March, 1857                surplus        5     18     10
                            30th March, 1858                    do.       53     14     11
                            15th March, 1859                    do.      267      3      3
                            13th Septem. 1859                   do.       50     12     11
                            28th Septem. 1858                   do.      164     12      6
                            18th Decem., 1857                   do.       15     18      8
                            13th March, 1860
                                 due June 24th     2400     0     0
                                September 29th     2400     0     0
                                                                        4800      0      0
                            23rd October, 1860
                                                  due December 24th     2800      0      0
                                                   March 24th, 1861     2800      0      0
                                                                                            5600     0      0
                                                                                                                   10958    1      1
         By Incidental Sources
                            Works executed for Public Companies and others                      851      5      0
                            Lighting                                                            830      3     10
                            Watering (Fines)                                                     11      0      0
                            Cleansing (do.)                                                      29     10      0
                            Removing Nuisances (do.)                                              6      0      0
                            Rents                                                                58      0      0
                            Sanitary Works                                                        1     17      6
                            Sales                                                                 3      8      6
                            Incidentals                                                          10     13      1
                                                                                                                      1801     17     11
         By Balance                                                                                                                           279     16     10
                                                                                                                                           £13039     15     10

APPENDIX No. 8.
SURVEYOR’S RETURN OF GENERAL WORKS.

MATERIALS.     2461 tons of broken granite used in repairing roads.
               918 yards of flints ditto
               444 ,, of gravel raised and used from Green’s Row.
               270 ,, ,, used at Kensal New Town.
               119 ,, ,, used at Kilburn Lane.
               244 ,, of hogging raised and used from Poole’s Lane.

PAVING.—The north footway of Green’s Row widened, the curb fixed in a
straight line, and the channels on both sides of road paved.  A new
crossing laid down in Church Street, opposite Paultons Street.  A gravel
footway formed in Ann’s Place, Millman’s Row, and edged with curb.  A new
crossing laid down at the east end of Turk’s Row, and one across Walton
Street, opposite Stanley Street.  The north footway of Little Cheyne Row
paved to the extent of the premises at the north-east corner.  The
footway and channel opposite Oakley Terrace, Upper Cheyne Row, taken up
and re-laid.  The footways of George Street widened, paved, and regulated
throughout, and the channels also, with new crossings where necessary.
The crossing in Sloane Square (eastward of late the site of the
Indicator) re-laid and increased in width.  The paving of footway in
Manor Gardens taken up and re-laid.  New crossings laid down at the north
end of Halsey and Moore Streets.  The footway on the south side of Walton
Street, by the entrance of St. Saviour’s Church, paved, and a crossing
laid down in the roadway opposite such entrance.  Some of the crossings
in Sloane Street, and also those in Cadogan Place, re-laid, and increased
in width.  The north footway of the Queen’s Road West, from opposite
Calthorpe Place to Paradise Street, taken up, the paving re-faced and
re-laid.  The paving of footway in Calthorpe Place taken up and re-laid.
The paved footway of Exeter Buildings taken up and re-laid.  The west
footway of Millman’s Row completed and edged with curb, and the channel
paved.

LIGHTING.—Three additional lights.

WATERING.—No alteration from system adopted last year.

CLEANSING.—No alteration from system adopted last year, except at Kensal
New Town, this description of work being now done by contract.

IMPROVING.—The Roadway of Green’s Row raised throughout, and the south
end of Hemus Terrace also raised to meet the required level of Green’s
Row.

SANITARY WORKS.—At No. 12, Lower North Street, the interior of the house
cleansed and whitewashed, including walls, floors, partitions, and
ceilings, and a water supply laid on to the closet from the water butt on
the premises of No. 11.

                                * * * * *

            SURVEYOR’S RETURN OF WORKS REMAINING IN PROGRESS.

Raising the roadway of Whiteland’s Lane, opposite Cheltenham Terrace.



APPENDIX No. 9.
CHELSEA BRIDGE ROAD.


                    CORRESPONDENCE SINCE LAST REPORT.

801.

                          _From A. Austin_, _Esq._, _to the Vestry Clerk_.
                                               Office of Works, &c., S.W.,
                                                          5th March, 1861.

Sir,—The attention of the First Commissioner of Her Majesty’s Works, &c.,
having been drawn to the bad state of that portion of the road, leading
from Lower Sloane-street to the New Suspension Bridge, which is in the
parish of St. Luke, Chelsea, I am directed by him to request that you
will move the Vestry of that parish to cause immediate measures to be
taken for putting the above mentioned portion of the said road into a
proper state of repair.

                                                                I am, Sir,
                                                    Your obedient Servant,
                                                            ALFRED AUSTIN,

C. Lahee, Esq.

                                                                Secretary.

                                * * * * *

                 _The Vestry Clerk to A. Austin_, _Esq._

                                                          7th March, 1861.

Sir,—I have the honor to acknowledge the receipt of your letter of the
5th instant, by direction of the First Commissioner, requesting that the
portion of the Chelsea Bridge Road in this parish may be properly
repaired, and to inform you that it will be laid before the Vestry on
Tuesday next, the 12th instant.

                                                                I am, Sir,
                                                    Your obedient Servant,
                                                              CHAS. LAHEE,
                                                             Vestry Clerk.

A. Austin, Esq., Secretary,
Office of Works, &c., 11, Whitehall Place, S.W.

                                * * * * *

            _From G. Russell_, _Esq._, _to the Vestry Clerk_.

1344.

                                               Office of Works, &c., S.W.,
                                                          6th April, 1861.

Sir,—With reference to the Board’s letter of the 5th ultimo, and your
reply of the 7th ult., respecting the state of the portion of the Chelsea
Bridge Road, in the parish of St. Luke, Chelsea, I am directed by the
First Commissioner of Her Majesty’s Works, &c., to send you, herewith,
copies of a letter of yesterday’s date, and of its enclosure from the
Commissioners of Metropolitan Police on the subject of that road, and to
request that you will lay the same before the Vestry.

                                                                I am, Sir,
                                                    Your Obedient Servant,
                                                           GEORGE RUSSELL,
                                                      Assistant Secretary.

C. Lahee, Esq.

                                * * * * *

                _Copy of the Enclosures last referred to_.

                              Metropolitan Police Office, Whitehall Place,
                                                          April 5th, 1861.

Sir,—I feel it my duty to transmit the enclosed report from the
Superintendent B Division of Police, relative to the state of the
carriage road leading to the New Chelsea Bridge.

                                                                I am, &c.,
                                                   (Signed) WM. C. HARRIS,
                                                   Assistant Commissioner.

A. Austin, Esq.

                                * * * * *

                                                          4th April, 1861.

I beg to report that that part of the carriage road leading to Chelsea
New Bridge which is within the parish of St. Luke, Chelsea, is in a very
dirty state and full of ruts; it is very dangerous, and quite unfit for
public traffic.  This road was formed by the Board of Works, and has not
yet been taken charge of by the parish of St. Luke.  There has been some
correspondence between the parish and the Board, but nothing definite has
been come to.

                                                     (Signed) G. M. GIBBS,
                                                           Superintendent.

                                * * * * *

                _The Vestry Clerk_, _to A. Austin_, _Esq._

                                                          April 8th, 1861.

                           CHELSEA BRIDGE ROAD.

Sir,—The Vestry of this parish will meet to-morrow, when I shall have the
honor to lay before them your letter of the 6th instant.

Your letter of the 5th ultimo, was placed before the Vestry held on the
12th ultimo, and then referred to the Committee of Works and for General
Purposes, by whom it is still under consideration.

                                              I have the honor to be, Sir,
                                                    Your obedient Servant,
                                                              CHAS. LAHEE,
                                                             Vestry Clerk.

A. Austin, Esq., Secretary,
Office of Works, &c., 11, Whitehall Place, S.W.

                                * * * * *

        _The Chief Commissioner of Police_, _to the Vestry Clerk_.

                              Metropolitan Police Office, Whitehall Place,
                                                          April 9th, 1861.

Sir,—The enclosed report from the Superintendent of the B Division is
transmitted for the information of the Vestry of the parish of Chelsea,
that they may give such directions thereon, as they consider proper.

                                                                I am, Sir,
                                                    Your obedient Servant,
                                                             RICHD. MAYNE.

The Vestry Clerk, Chelsea.

                                * * * * *

                    _The Enclosure above referred to_.

                           METROPOLITAN POLICE.

B Division, Special Report.

                                                          9th April, 1861.

In reference to my report of the 4th instant, respecting the state of the
carriage road leading to the New Chelsea Bridge, I omitted to state that
a portionof the road, viz., from Queen’s-road East to the
Commercial-road, a distance of 374 yards, is without gas lamps, or light
of any kind at night, rendering it a very dangerous thoroughfare, and
affording great facility for depredations to be committed.  I also beg to
mention that Her Majesty, when in town, frequently passes along this road
on her way to the new park at Battersea.

                                                              G. M. GIBBS,
                                                           Superintendent.

                                * * * * *

                                                         April 10th, 1861.

                           CHELSEA BRIDGE ROAD.

Sir,—In acknowledging the receipt of your communication of the 9th inst.
I beg to inform you that the subject to which it relates will be brought
before the Vestry at its next meeting.

                                              I have the honor to be, Sir,
                                                    Your obedient Servant,
                                                              CHAS. LAHEE,
                                                             Vestry Clerk.

Sir R. Mayne, Chief Commissioner of Police.

                                * * * * *

                   _Vestry Clerk to A. Austin_, _Esq._

                                                         April 26th, 1861.

                           CHELSEA BRIDGE ROAD.

Sir,—Your letters of the 5th ultimo, and 6th instant, the former
requesting that the portion of the road leading to Chelsea Bridge, in
this parish, may be immediately put into a proper state of repair, and
the latter transmitting a report of the Police to the First Commissioner
of Her Majesty’s Works, &c., upon the same subject, having been referred
by the Vestry to their Committee of Works and for General Purposes, have,
together with the former correspondence, and proceedings in this matter,
received their careful consideration.

In addition to the above mentioned two letters, the Committee also had
before them a letter from Sir Richard Mayne, dated the 9th instant,
enclosing a further report from Superintendent Gibbs, omitted from his
former report above alluded to.

The Committee having reported their annexed resolution, and the Vestry
having approved of the same, I am directed to request that you will lay
the same before the First Commissioner.

Resolved,—That the First Commissioner of Her Majesty’s Works, &c., be
informed that the Committee agree with him as to the bad state of that
portion of the road leading to Chelsea Bridge, lying in this parish,
which is probably owing to the manner in which it was originally made up,
and to the works which have been lately executed there; and as the First
Commissioner is aware of the difference of opinion which exists as to the
legal obligations of his department on the one hand, and of the Vestry of
Chelsea on the other, with respect to this portion of the road, he be
again urged, as he was twelve months ago, to concur with the Vestry in
adopting some inexpensive and expeditious mode of bringing the questions
in difference before a competent tribunal for final decision.

                                              I have the honor to be, Sir,
                                                    Your obedient Servant,
                                                              CHAS. LAHEE,
                                                             Vestry Clerk.

A. Austin, Esq., Office of Works, &c., Whitehall Place, S.W.

                                * * * * *

   _Vestry Clerk to Sir Richard Mayne_, _Chief Commissioner of Police_.

                                                         April 26th, 1861.

                           CHELSEA BRIDGE ROAD.

Sir,—Referring to your letter and enclosure of the 9th instant, I am
directed to transmit you copy of a letter sent for submission to the
Right Honourable the First Commissioner of Her Majesty’s Works, &c.

                                              I have the honor to be, Sir,
                                                    Your obedient Servant,
                                                              CHAS. LAHEE,
                                                             Vestry Clerk.

Sir R. Mayne, &c., &c., Chief Commissioner of Police, Scotland Yard.

                (A copy of the last letter was enclosed).

                                * * * * *

               _A. Austin_, _Esq._, _to the Vestry Clerk_.

1672

                                                Office of Works, &c., S.W.
                                                            1st May, 1861.

Sir,—I am directed by the First Commissioner of Her Majesty’s Works, &c.,
to acknowledge the receipt of your letter of the 26th ultimo, containing
a copy of a resolution of the Vestry of the parish of St. Luke, Chelsea,
respecting the portion of the road leading to Chelsea Bridge, which is in
that parish, and I am to state that the Board must deny that the bad
state of the road is ‘owing to the manner in which it was originally made
up,’ that with regard to ‘the works lately executed there,’ if, as the
Board presume, the Vestry allude to the formation of a sewer, those works
were not done by, or with the consent of this department; and that
although the Board are advised that the parish are liable to the repair
and maintenance of the road, and have no claim on the Board in respect
thereof, they are willing, with a view of avoiding expense to both
parties, to consider any proposition which the Vestry may submit to them
for having the matter settled by a competent tribunal.

                                                                 I am Sir,
                                                    Your obedient Servant,
                                                            ALFRED AUSTIN,
                                                                Secretary.

Chas, Lahee, Esq.

                                * * * * *

                 _The Vestry Clerk to A. Austin_, _Esq._

                                                             May 24, 1861.

                           CHELSEA BRIDGE ROAD.

Sir,—Referring to your letter of the 1st instant, I am directed to send
you copy of a resolution of the Committee of Works and for General
Purposes, which has been subsequently approved by the Vestry.

Resolved,—That this Committee recommend the Vestry to reply to the letter
from the Office of Works, &c., that the Board are still willing to agree
to the proposition made by this Vestry to the First Commissioner of Her
Majesty’s Works, &c., in February, 1860, for the purpose of having the
question decided by a court of competent jurisdiction at the smallest
expense, and with the least delay.

                                              I have the honor to be, Sir,
                                                    Your obedient Servant,
                                                              CHAS. LAHEE.
                                                             Vestry Clerk.

A. Austin, Esq., Secretary, Office of Works, &c., Whitehall, S.W.

                                * * * * *

               _A. Austin_, _Esq._, _to the Vestry Clerk_.

                                               Office of Works, &c., S.W.,
                                                           31st May, 1861.

Sir,—I am directed by the First Commissioner of Her Majesty’s Works, &c.,
to acknowledge the receipt of your letter of the 24th instant,
transmitting copy of a resolution of the Committee of Works and General
Purposes of St. Luke, Chelsea, approved by the Vestry in regard to the
portion of the Chelsea Bridge Road, in that parish, and I am to state
that this Board are advised by counsel that a mandamus against the
parochial authorities will be the proper course to be adopted to compel
the performance by the latter of the duties which the legislature has
imposed upon them with respect to the road in question; but that if the
parochial authorities think that the matter in dispute can be more
speedily and satisfactorily settled, and at less expense by means of a
special case, and will be good enough to transmit to this Board the draft
of such a case, it shall receive immediate attention; the bad state of
the road makes it, however, not merely desirable but necessary, that the
opinion of a court of competent jurisdiction should be obtained as soon
as possible.

                                                                I am, Sir,
                                                    Your obedient Servant,
                                                            ALFRED AUSTIN,
                                                                Secretary.

C. Lahee, Esq.



APPENDIX No. 10
LIGHTING.


              _To the Justices for the County of Middlesex_.

The Memorial of the Vestry of the Parish of Chelsea in the County of
Middlesex,

SHEWETH,

That an Act was passed in the Session of Parliament one thousand eight
hundred and fifty-nine, intituled ‘An Act for Regulating Measures used in
the Sales of Gas.’

By that Act provision was made for securing to every consumer of gas
throughout the kingdom an accurate instrument of measurement for the gas
he had to pay for, which was most grievously required by the community,
and the means appointed for applying the benefits of that Act to the very
large body of gas consumers in the county of Middlesex, is that the
justices of the county should appoint an inspector or inspectors, and
determine the number of copies of the model gasholders to be stamped at
the Exchequer Office for the use of such inspectors.

In the Session of one thousand eight hundred and sixty another Act was
passed, intituled ‘An Act to amend the Act for Regulating Measures used
in the Sales of Gas,’ whereby the time for the previous Act to take
effect, with respect to the appointment of inspectors and some other
matters, was extended, and it was provided that the previous Act should
not come into operation in any county in England until the magistrates of
such county, in quarter sessions, should have resolved to bring such
county under the operation of the Act.

Your memorialists are informed that the magistrates or justices of
Middlesex have not only failed to take any steps whatever towards giving
the metropolis the benefit of correct measurement of gas, but have
absolutely refused to do so.

By the Amendment Act making the application of the law optional in
counties as contradistinguished from boroughs it was only intended to
relieve rural districts, where little or no gas is consumed, from the
expense of having inspectors in those districts, but there is nothing in
the Amendment Act to make it optional in boroughs; and your memorialists
do not call upon the justices of Middlesex to enforce it in the rural
districts, but in the densely populated metropolitan boroughs, and some
parishes.

If the justices do nevertheless consider that the option of bringing the
Act into operation in the metropolitan boroughs rests with them, the
public necessity for it is so great that they are bound in the
conscientious discharge of their magisterial duty to do all that is
necessary for that purpose.

Your memorialists therefore respectfully suggest and fervently hope that
your Worships will immediately proceed to carry into effect the said Act
within the boroughs of Marylebone, Finsbury, Tower Hamlets, Lambeth,
Southwark, and City of Westminster, and parishes not included in any
parliamentary borough, such as St. Luke, Chelsea, Hammersmith, and
Kensington.

Given under the common seal of the said Vestry, this 21st day of May,
1861,

                                                              CHAS. LAHEE,
                                                             Vestry Clerk.



APPENDIX No. 11.
DUST, ASHES, &c.


The Inhabitants are informed that the following arrangements have been
made by the Vestry for the removal of their refuse.  The carts will
attend every week on the day named below in the streets comprised in the
area thereafter written:—

_Monday_.—The area comprised within the Kensington Canal, Fulham-road;
Park-walk and Milman’s-row; and the river.  Together with the district of
Kensal Town, viz.:

Chapel-street.          Little Davis’-place.      _Kensal New Town_.
Chelsea-villas.         Limerston-street.       Bott’s-cottages.
Cremorne-road.          Lott’s-lane.            Cottage-place.
Davis’-place.           Maude-grove.            East-row.
Devonshire-cottages.    Milman’s-row.           Great
                                                Western-cottages.
Edith-grove.            New King’s-road.        Harrow-road (part of)
Gertrude-street.        Poole’s-lane.           Kensal-road.
Gunter’s-grove.         Riley-street.           Middle-row.
Hobury-street.          _St. Mark’s School_.    Plough-lane.
Hob-lane.               Victoria-grove.         South-row.
Lackland-place.         Winterton-place.        Trinity-square.
Lackland-cottages.      World’s-end-passage.    West-row.

_Tuesday_.—The area comprised within Park-walk and Milman’s row; the
river; Church-street; and the Fulham-road.  Together with the King’s-road
from end to end, viz.:

Ann’s-place.            Duke-street.            Park-terrace
                                                Cottages.
Beaufort-street.        King’s-road (East to    Paultons-square.
                        West).
Camera-street.          Lindsey-row.            Paultons-street.
Camera-square.          Little Camera-place.    Rance’s-place.
Camera-gardens.         Little Camera Street.   Sun-court.
Camera Place.           Lombard-street.         The Vale.
Caroline-buildings.     Mason’s-grove.          Waterloo-place.
Church-street.          Park-lane.              White Hart-court.
Danvers-street.         Park-road.

_Wednesday_.—The area comprised within Church-street; the river; the
Fulham-road; and Manor, Robert, and Sydney-streets, viz.:

Arthur-street.          Jones’s-cottages.       Oakley-crescent
                                                North.
Barossa-place.          Justice-walk.           Phene-street.
Bond-street (from       Lawrence-street.        Read’s-place.
Sydney-street to
Arthur-st.)
Britten-street.         Little Cheyne-row.      South-parade.
Caledonia-street.       Lordship-place.         Stewart’s-grove.
Charles-street.         Lordship-yard.          _The Workhouse_.
Cheyne-walk (part of)   Manor-gardens.          Trafalgar-square.
Cheyne-row.             Manor-street.           Upper Cheyne-row.
Cook’s-ground.          Margaretta-terrace.     Wellington-street
                                                (West part of)
Crooked Usage           Oakley-street.          York-mews.
Garden-grove.           Oakley-square.
Grove-cottages.         Oakley-crescent
                        South.

_Thursday_.—The area comprised within Manor, Robert, and Sydney-streets;
the Fulham-road; and College, Markham, and Smith-streets, to the river,
via.:

Albert-cottages.        Eden-place.             Pond-terrace.
Alpha-place.            Elizabeth-street.       Pratt’s-buildings.
Batcock’s-buildings.    Godfrey-street.         Queen’s-road West.
Bedford-terrace.        Jubilee-place.          Queen-street.
Blenheim-street.        Kimbolton-cottages.     Radnor-street.
Bond-street (to         Kimbolton-row.          Robinson-street.
Sydney-st.)
Brewer-street.          King-street.            Rouse’s-gardens.
Bury-street.            Little                  Russell-street.
                        Blenheim-street.
Calthorpe-place.        Little                  _School of
                        College-street.         Discipline_
                                                (Queen’s-road West).
Caversham-street.       Leader street.          Shawfield-street.
Christ                  Manor-buildings.        Smith-terrace.
Church-terrace.
_Chelsea Hospital_.     Marlborough-court.      Steer’s-buildings.
Cheyne-walk (part of)   Marlborough-place.      Swan-walk.
Collingwood-street.     Marlborough-street.     Upper Manor-street.
Durham-street.          Marlborough-square.     Wellesley-grove.
Durham-terrace.         Orms’s-place.           Wellington-street
                                                (East part)
Eatly’s-buildings.      Paradise-walk.          Wellington-buildings.
East-street.            Paradise-street.
Eborall-place.          Pond-place.

_Friday_.—The area comprised between Smith-street and the Eastern
Boundary; and the river; and the line of Whitehead’s-grove,
Cadogan-street, and Ellis-street, to the Eastern Boundary; viz.:

Anderson-street.        George-place.           _Royal Military
                                                Asylum_.
Blacklands-street.      George-street.          Sloane square.
Blacklands-lane.        Grove-place.            Sloane terrace.
Blacklands-terrace.     Green’s-row.            South street
Bolton’s-gardens.       Hemus-terrace.          Symons street.
Bosbury’s-yard.         Hooper’s-court, Lower   Terrace court.
                        Symons-street.
Buck’s-place.           John-street.            Three Crowns court.
Bywater-street.         Keppel-street South.    Turk’s row.
Cadogan-terrace.        Keppel-terrace.         Union street.
Cadogan-street.         Lawrence-yard.          Union place.
Charles-street.         Little Smith-street.    Upper George street.
Chelsea Bridge-road.    Little George-street.   Victoria yard.
Chelsea-market.         Lincoln-street.         Walker’s cottages.
Chelsea-market-mews.    Lower George-street.    Walpole street
College-place.          Lower Symons-street.    Whitelands.
Coulson-street.         Lower Sloane-street.    _Whitelands School_.
Cumberland-place.       Marlborough-rd. (from   Whitelands lane.
                        Coulson-st. to
                        Cadogan-st.)
D’Oyley-street (to      Markham-square.         Whitehead’s grove.
No. 13 inclusive).
Dove-court.             Mermaid-yard.           White Lion street.
Draycott-place.         Morby’s-yard.           Wilderness row.
Draycott-street.        New-road (from          Wellington square.
                        Sloane-sq. to
                        Cadogan-terrace).
Draycott-terrace.       New-court.              Wood’s buildings,
                                                George st.
Earl-street.            Pavilion place.
Ellis-street.           Queen’s road East.
Evans’-buildings.       Rose and Crown court
Franklin’s-row.         Royal Avenue terrace.

_Saturday_.—The area comprised between the Eastern Boundary and
College-street; and between the Fulham-road and the line of
Whitehead’s-grove, Cadogan-street, and Ellis-street; viz.:

Albert place.           Hans street.            Moore street.
Bull’s gardens.         Hans place.             New road (from
                                                Cadogan terrace to
                                                North st.)
Cadogan place.          Harriett street.        North street.
Caroline place.         Harriett mews.          Oakham street.
Charles street (part    Hasker street.          Orford street.
of)
Charlotte street.       Henry street.           Pavilion street.
Cross street.           Hooper’s court, North   Pentagon place.
                        st.
Cottage place.          Ives street.            Pont street.
Cumberland street.      _Industrial Home for    Princes street.
                        Girls_, 106, Sloane
                        street.
D’Oyley street (from    James street.           Regent street.
No. 14 to Little
Cadogan pl.)
Elizabeth place.        Keppel street (from     Richard’s place.
                        Whitehead’s grove,
                        Northward).
Elizabeth street.       Little Cadogan place.   Sloane street (from
                                                Ellis st. to
                                                Knightsbridge.)
Exeter buildings.       Little Keppel street.   Smith street.
Exeter place.           Little Orford street    Stanley street.
Exeter street.          Lower North street.     Walton place.
First street.           Lowndes square.         Walton street.
Francis street.         Lowndes street (part    William street (part
                        of)                     of)
Green street.           Marlborough road        William mews.
                        (from Cadogan street
                        to Fulham road).
Halsey street           Milner street           Wickham place.
Halsey terrace.                                 Wood street.
_Ham Town School of                             York street.
Industry_, 103,
Sloane st.

Each dustman will wear a badge bearing a number, and in case of
impropriety of conduct on the part of any of the men employed, notice,
with particulars of the circumstances, should be sent to this office.

Vestry Hall, King’s-road, October, 1860.

(By order),

CHARLES LAHEE, Vestry Clerk.



APPENDIX No. 12.


_Return of Proceedings taken by the Vestry of Chelsea for the Removal of
Nuisances_, _and for the improvement of the Sanitary condition of the
Parish of Chelsea_, _from March_ 25_th_, 1860, _to March_ 25_th_, 1861.

                                * * * * *

PRESENTMENTS made by the Medical Officer of Health,

State of Houses.   Yards &          Water Supply.    Drains &         Nuisances.     Ventilation.     Overcrowding     Slaughter        Miscellaneous.
                   Cellars.                          Privies.                                                          Houses.
               28               18               17              123            118         —                —                      14               61
                                                          COMPLAINTS made by Inhabitants, &c.
        —                 —                      11               59             36         —                —                —                —

                            PROCEEDINGS TAKEN.

  1st Notices       2nd Notices      Works executed      Compulsory
    issued.           issued.         in default.       Proceedings.
      358                84                2                 25

APPENDIX No. 13.
LIST OF SLAUGHTER HOUSES IN THE PARISH,
Licensed October, 1860.

_No._            _Name_.             _Situation of Slaughter House_.
    1.  Henry Flack                At the rear of 137, King’s road.
    2.  James Robert Pollard       Britten mews.
    3.  John Grant                 At the rear of 38, King’s road.
    4.  Thomas Symons              ,, Alpha House, Fulham road.
    5.  Thomas Betts Garner        ,, 1, Mason’s place.
    6.  Matthew Reynolds           ,, his house, Kensal town.
    7.  Samuel Dancocks            ,, 4, Hollis place.
    8.  Joseph Cobb, jun.          ,, 20, Queen’s road West.
    9.  William Henry Vickers      ,, 3, Duke street,
   10.  Joseph Cobb                ,, 52, King’s road.
   11.  Henry Morris               ,, 42, Queen’s road West.
   12.  Thomas Cook                ,, 50, Sloane square.
   13.  Robert Slater              Crooked Usage, Arthur street.
   14.  George Ward                Little Blenheim street.
   15.  William Frost              At the rear of 2, Maynard place.
   16.  Joseph & Nathl. Phillips   ,, 54, King’s road.
   17.  Charles Foster             ,, 2, Albert place, Marlborough
                                   road.
   18.  William Lee                ,, 7, Manor street.
   19.  Alexander Colman           ,, 5, Upper Church street.
   20.  Richard Jordan             ,, his house, Kensal town.
   21.  Richard Hack               ,, 28, Queen’s road West.
   22.  James Buckingham           ,, 48, Walton street.
   23.  James Buckingham           ,, 6, Marlborough road.
   24.  James William Hall         ,, 386, King’s road.
   25.  George William Squires     ,, 337, King’s road.
   26.  Henry Francis White        ,, 347, King’s road.
   27.  Edmund Miller              ,, 76, Queen’s road West.
   28.  Thomas Slocombe            ,, 13, Halsey terrace.
   29.  James Wright               ,, 9, Milner street.
   30.  Thomas Poulter             ,, his house, Kensal town.
   31.  James Wannell              ,, 8, Leader street.
   32.  Benjamin Smith             ,, 67, King’s road.
   33.  Richard Coumbe.            ,, 3, Odell’s place
   34.  John Britten               ,, 2, Sloane street.
   35.  John English               ,, 96, King’s road.
   36.  Walter Hughes              ,, his house, Albion place, West
                                   Brompton.
   37.  Daniel Rothwell            ,, his house, 3, Victoria pl.,
                                   West Brompton.
   38.  John Michael Weidner       ,, 2, Duke street.
   39.  Thomas Spencer             ,, 1, Bailey’s place.
   40.  William Jelly              ,, 22, Church street.
   41.  Samuel Drage               ,, 48, Cheyne-walk.
   42.  Charles E. Holmes          ,, 12, Manor street.
   43.  Henry Thomas Feltham       ,, 2, Marlborough road.
   44.  John Mason                 ,, 4, Queen street.
   45.  Richard Wellicome          ,, 1 Bishop’s place, Fulham road.
   46.  Joshua Iggulden            ,, 9, Marlborough road.
   47.  George Mumford             ,, 2, Green street, Marlborough
                                   road.

APPENDIX No. 14.

             CHARGES UNDER THE HEAD OF “SEWERS WORKS.”

           _March_ 25_th_, 1860, _to March_ 25_th_, 1861.
Page   Ledger                                      £     s.     d.
219.   To Sundries as per Journal, page 74.
            Construction of Sewers                 149      6      5
            Private Drains                          31     14      1
            Gullies                                 56     10      9
            Cleansing Sewers:—
                 Flushing        3     11     0
                 Day Work,     118     18     2
                 &c.
                                                   122      9      2
            Incidentals                             47     17      1
            Cartage and Horsehire                    9     15      9
            Establishment for Share of Charges     428     11      4
            under that Head
                                                  £846      4      7
             REVENUE UNDER THE HEAD OF “SEWERS WORKS.”

           _March_ 25_th_, 1860, _to March_ 25_th_, 1861.
Page   Ledger                                      £     s.     d.
219.   By Balance                                  589      2      6
            Order to Overseers, dated 28th          30     10      0
            September, 1858—Surplus
            Ditto ditto March, 1856 ditto            5      3      0
            Incidental Sources—viz.:
                 Private        49     17     6
                 Drains
                 Ditto          15     12     6
                 Gullies
                                                    65     10      0
            By Balance                             155     19      1
                                                  £846      4      7

APPENDIX No. 15.
SURVEYOR’S RETURN OF SEWERAGE WORKS.

Sewers constructed.                 Not any.
Private Drains.                     Twenty-eight connected with
                                    sewers, upon application of the
                                    owners.
Repairs and Alterations to          Three new Gullies connected with
Gullies.                            brick sewers in Markham-square,
                                    and one connected with the pipe
                                    sewer in College-place.
Repairs and Alterations to          The open Sewer adjoining the
Sewers.                             footway on the south side of the
                                    Harrow-road, westward of the
                                    eastern boundary, covered over,
                                    and a public nuisance abolished.
Gullies cleansed.                   Two hundred and eighty-six.
Private Cesspools emptied.          Not any.
Sewers flushed with water           Seventeen—equal to one mile six
                                    furlongs.
Brick Sewers cleansed by manual     Twenty-three—equal to three miles
labour                              seven furlongs.
Side entrances constructed          One at the south end of Little
                                    Cadogan-place.
Ventilators added to Sewer          One.

APPENDIX No. 16.


  STATEMENT SHOWING THE BALANCE RESPECTING THE LATE CHELSEA IMPROVEMENT
                               COMMISSION.

                   _On the_ 25_th day of March_, 1861.

Page     Ledger                                     £      s.     d.
153.     To Compensation to late Officer             144      0      0
271.     Share of Expenditure under the head           7      4      0
         of “Establishment,” being 5 per cent.
         on £144
         Balance                                     248     19      3
                                                    £400      3      3
                       * * * * *
210.     By Balance                                  376     17      6
293.     Precept dated            2     4     5
         March 30, 1858,
         Surplus
294.     Ditto  Sept. 28,        19     0     2
         1858, ditto
294.     Ditto  Dec. 18,          2     1     2
         1857, ditto
                                                      23  5      9
                                                    £400  3      3

APPENDIX No. 17.
STATEMENT RESPECTING THE LATE CHELSEA IMPROVEMENT COMMISSION.


                   _On the_ 25_th day of March_, 1861.

Page     Ledger.                                                     £       s.     d.
199.     To Balance                                                  18531      8      6
92.           Compensation to late Officer                              20      0      0
241.          Interest on the above Balance at 4¼ per cent.            696      7      6
271.          Establishment for share of Expenses under that            35     16      0
              head, being 5 per cent. on £716 7s. 6d.
                                                                   £19,288     12      0
         By Precepts, viz.:
293.          Dated Mar. 15, 1859,                4      6     6
              Surplus
295.          ,, Sept. 13, 1859, ditto            5     14     6
294.          ,, Sept. 28, 1858, ditto           37      9     9
294.          ,, Dec. 18, 1857, ditto            24      5     9
298.          ,, Mar. 13, 1860, ditto          1150      0     0
306.          ,, Oct. 23, 1860, ditto           920      0     0
                                                                      2162     10      8
              Cash on account of Rate due Oct., 1854, and                3     10      0
              April, 1855, on 2, Durham-place
              Balance, viz., Debt due to the Vestry                  17117     11      4
                                                                   £19,283     12      0

APPENDIX No. 18.
THE VESTRY HALL.


                     REPORT OF THE DINNER COMMITTEE.

                                          Vestry Hall, January 15th, 1861.

                _To the Vestry of the Parish of Chelsea_.

Gentlemen,—We, the subscribers hereto, members of your committee
appointed to carry out the arrangements for giving proper effect to your
resolution of the 23rd October last, to inaugurate the opening of this
hall with a public dinner, have the pleasure to present the following
brief account of our stewardship.

As so many of you were present upon the occasion, it is almost
superfluous to say more than that it was attended by one hundred and
twenty persons, many of them the most influential in the parish, and that
it passed off, we hope and believe, to the general satisfaction of the
guests.

We annex a financial statement for your information, from which it
appears that the receipts from the sale of tickets were £113 8s., and the
cost of the dinner and wines £113 12s., the two amounts as nearly as
possible balancing each other.

The incidental expenses, for music, printing, toastmaster, a supper for
the workmen, &c., amounted to £26 10s. 9d., which by the kind feeling of
Mr. Pitt, of Cheyne-walk, has been reduced to the balance of £21 14s.
9d., a sum which we now ask at your hands.

Respectfully submitted,

                                                               JAS. MILES,
                                                          WILLIAM RABBITS,
                                                            JOHN H. LEETE,
                                                                JOHN TILL,
                                                                  W. HALL,
                                                                 J. PERRY,
                                                          W. NEWTON FINCH.



INAUGURATION DINNER, NOVEMBER 30, 1860.
_Treasurer’s Account_.

To Donation from J. Pitt, Esq.                                         £5      0     0
                          Tickets sold at £1 1s. each         180     113      8     0
                               Free Tickets,—viz.:
                                    Chairman and County         3
                                    Members
                                    Dr. Pettigrew—paid          1
                                    by Mr. Michels
                                    Mr. Lahee                   1
                                    ,, Pattisson                1
                                    ,, Diggens                  1
                               The Press—viz.;
                                    Times                       1
                                    Morning Advertiser          1
                                    West Middlesex              1
                                    Advertiser
                                    West London Times           1
                                    Telegraph                   1
                                            No. of Diners     120
Amount due to Treasurer                                                21     14     9

                                * * * * *

Mr. Michels, as Account                                        £113     12     0
Messrs. Bell, printers, ditto                 6     16     6
Mr. Hance, ditto ditto                        4      1     0
Music—viz.:
     Instrumental         2      2     0
     Band
     Vocalists, &c.:
          Mr. Carter      2      2     0
          ,, Bruton       1     11     6
          ,, Evans        1      1     0
          ,, Nunn         0     15     0
          ,, Smeaton      0     15     0
          ,, Vaughan      0     15     0
     Hire of Piano        1      3     0
     and Men
                                             10      4     6
Travelling and other Expenses making          1      0     3
Arrangements
Supper for the Workmen                        1      0     0
Bell Ringers                                  1      1     0
Toastmaster                                   1     11     6
Policemen (2)                                 0      6     0
Bill Sticker                                  0     10     0
                                                                 26     10     9
                                                               £140      2     9

TERMS OF LETTING THE HALL,

                                        A.                  B.
1.      For at meeting on         With Platform,      The same with
        public or parochial      Side Entrances,     Central Entrance
        questions on the         and one or both       in addition.
        requisition to the         Ante-rooms.
        Vestry of not less                          No charge.
        than twenty             No charge
        ratepayers, to which
        parishioners are
        admitted free, and at
        which no collection
        is made
2.      For a meeting by           £0     10     0     £0     10     0
        daylight called by
        any religious,
        educational,
        charitable, or other
        society, as a means
        of extending its
        operations, or
        increasing its funds
3.      The same by gaslight        1      0     0      1     10     0
4.      For a concert,              2      0     0      2     10     0
        lecture, or other
        like purpose, in aid
        of the funds of any
        local charity or
        society
5.      The same with               3      0     0      3     10     0
        orchestra
6.      For ordinary                4      0     0      5      0     0
        concerts, lectures,
        &c.
6_a_.   For ditto given by          2      0     0      2     10     0
        educational
        establishments and
        schools, when tickets
        are not sold
7.      The same with               5      0     0      6      0     0
        orchestra
8.      For a ball                 10      0     0     12      0     0

CONDITIONS OF LETTING.


1.  All applications for the use of the hall to be addressed to the
Vestry Clerk, at the Hall, who will promptly obtain a decision upon them.

2.  The charges to be paid at the time of engaging the room.  The Vestry
will not consider the room engaged until payment is made to the Vestry
Clerk.  No receipts are valid that are not on printed forms.

3.  The nine members of the Letting Committee reserve to themselves, or
their deputies, and for the Vestry Clerk, the right of entry to all parts
of the Hall, at all times.

4.  The admission to be at the east and west entrances only, except the
terms include the use of the central entrance.

5.  Should any damage be done to the building or furniture, the expense
of making the same good to be defrayed by the person whose name is
mentioned upon the printed receipt.

6.  No announcement to be made until the date mentioned on the printed
receipt.

The foregoing terms and conditions may be modified under peculiar
circumstances; and applications not embraced within them will be matter
of special arrangement.

    I, — the undersigned, agree to the foregoing conditions with respect
    — on the —

                                                 Dated this — day of — 18—

                                                               Signature —

                                * * * * *

M.B. of Coms. No. 2, Fol. 40.  No external decorations, flags, or emblems
will be permitted without the consent of the Letting Committee.

M.B. of Coms. Fo. 62.  One or more policemen will be engaged at the
expense of the applicants to preserve order.

                                         _Dr._
Ledger    Folio                                                       £     _s._   _d._
1860.     313.
Dec. 31.            To London Gas Company      4      14     0
                    for Gas consumed to date
1861.  Mar. 25.     Ditto ditto                7      11     3
                                                                        12      5      3
Druce & Son for Coke                                                     3      3      8
Hall-keeper for Cleansing                                                6     15      6
Police Attendant                                                         0      6      0
Balance carried to credit of Establishment                              78      8      1
                                                                      £100     18      6
                                         _Cr._
1860.     305.      By Cash from Sundries for Hire of Hall:—          £     _s._   _d._
Nov. 11             Madame De Vaucheran            4      0     0
Dec. 3              Mr. Harrison                   1     10     0
,, 3.               Mr. Anscombe                   1     10     0
,, 7.               Mr. J. H. Young                1     10     0
,, 8.               Rev. Mr. McCarthy              1      0     0
,, 14.              South-West London              l      0     0
                    Protestant Institute
,, 17.              Madame De Vaucheran            1      0     0
,, 20.              Mr. Delany                    10      0     0
,, 20.              South-West London              1      0     0
                    Protestant Institute
,, 20.              Ditto . . . ditto              1      0     0
,, 31.              Mr. Delany                     2      0     0
1861.
Jan. 4.             Mr. Norfolk                    2     10     0
,, 7.               Rev. R. H. Davies              1     10     0
,, 8.               South-West London              1      0     0
                    Protestant Institute
,, 9.               Mr. Johnson                    6      0     0
,, 10.              South-West London              1      0     0
                    Protestant Institute
,, 10.              Ditto . . . ditto              1      0     0
,, 16.              Mr. Tuck                      12      0     0
,, 19.              Mr. Gusterson                  1     10     0
,, 28.              Young Men’s Christian          2      0     0
                    Association
,, 29.              Mr. Price                      1     10     0
Feb. 1.             Mr. Tomlin                     4      0     0
,, 12.              South-West London              1      0     0
                    Protestant Institute
,, 15.              Rev. Mr. Morley                2      0     0
,, 21.              Miss Couves                    5      0     0
,, 28.              Christ Church Schools          7     10     0
Mar. 6.             National Protestant            1     10     0
                    Society
,, 6.               Mr. Walgrave                   1     10     0
,, 8.               Mr. Carter                     6      0     0
,, 12.              Mr. West                       4      0     0
,, 15.              South-West London              1     10     0
                    Protestant Institute
,, 20.              Mr. Johnson                    6      0     0
,, 20.              Mr. Pearman                    1     10     0
,, 25.              Mr. Pamphilon                  0     10     0
                                                                        97     10      0
,, 25.              By the Chelsea Literary        1     17     6
                    and Scientific
                    Institution for
                    proportion of Cost of
                    Lighting the Large Hall
                    for one quarter
                    Warming the same ditto         0      6     0
                    Cleaning the same ditto        1      5     0
                                                                         3      8      6
                                                                      £100     18      6

REPORT OF THE LETTING COMMITTEE RESPECTING THE CHELSEA LITERARY AND
SCIENTIFIC INSTITUTION.


                                              Committee Room, Vestry Hall,
                                                     18th, December; 1860.

                _To the Vestry of the Parish of Chelsea_.

GENTLEMEN,—

We the undersigned of your Committee, for Letting, &c., the Hall, beg to
present this further Report with respect to the application of the
Honorary Secretaries of the proposed Literary and Scientific Institution,
which you referred to us from the Committee of Works and for General
Purposes, on the 16th October (1).

On the 20th of October Mr. Bull attended us and explained his views, and
followed up that interview with a letter, which was before us on the 19th
November, in which, on behalf of the Council, he thanked the Vestry for
the liberal manner in which they received the application for setting
apart a suite of rooms, with the use of the Hall, for the purposes of the
intended Institution.  The letter proceeded:—

    The Council sincerely rejoice in the view taken by the Vestry of the
    utility and benefit of such an institution to the whole body of
    ratepayers, and whilst they would desire to fix their home in the new
    Vestry Hall as a central point for their members, they do not for one
    moment expect that any of the necessary expenses incidental to the
    use and occupation of the rooms and hall should fall upon the
    ratepayers, but the Council will most readily be prepared to pay
    every such charge arising from the lighting, warming, or cleansing of
    the same.

    The Council are anxious to make the Institution a credit and a
    benefit to the whole body of parishioners, and by fixing a low rate
    of subscription, to enable every person, however humble his position,
    to become a member, should he have the inclination to avail himself
    of its privileges.  The rate of subscription to a large proportion of
    the members would not exceed 3d. per week, the highest being one
    guinea per annum.

In reply we informed Mr. Bull “that we were of opinion that £30 per annum
(being the interest upon £1000) would be a fair sum, alike equitable to
the members of the Institution and the ratepayers, to be paid as rent for
the suite of rooms and the use of the hall one evening in the week, the
Institution themselves bearing the incidental expenses of lighting,
warming, and cleansing the same, as stated in his note.  That if the
council agree to those terms, and will make a proposal to that effect, we
would lay it before the Vestry for their approval.”

The Council then addressed to us the following letter, to which we have
given the most attentive consideration:—

                                             “19, Walpole Street, Chelsea,
                                                         December 3, 1860.

    To the Committee of the New Vestry Hall, Chelsea,—Gentlemen,—We beg
    to acknowledge the receipt of your letter of the 21st instant, and to
    thank you for allowing our Council the use of your room for their
    weekly meetings.

    The Council have taken into consideration the proposal of the Vestry
    Committee for letting them the suite of rooms and use of the hall for
    £30 per annum, as a rent for the same, besides paying all expenses
    incurred for cleansing, warming, and lighting.

    The Council are apprehensive that this proposal may prove a stumbling
    block to their future progress!

    The object of the promoters of the Institution was, to establish a
    Literary and Scientific Society so comprehensive in its objects, and
    at the same time so accessible to all classes, that it might possess
    almost all the advantages of a free library, without its
    inconveniences.

    To accomplish this desirable end, the Council fixed a low rate of
    subscription, so that the industrious mechanic might share the
    advantages of the Institution, in common with all the other classes
    of the inhabitants.

    In order however to meet the views of the Vestry Committee, so far as
    the faithful carrying out of the above purpose will permit, and also
    to expedite the arrangement between the Vestry and the Council, the
    following resolution was agreed to at a special meeting of the
    Council on Thursday evening last, the Rev. Frederick Blunt in the
    chair:—

    “Resolved,—That in answer to the letter of the Vestry Committee of
    the 21st instant, the following proposal be submitted in lieu of that
    contained their letter:—

    “‘That the sum of £40 per annum be offered to the Vestry Committee as
    the utmost that the Council can give consistently with the avowed
    objects of the Institution, this sum to include the use and
    occupation of the three rooms, with conveniences, on the ground floor
    of the building, and use of the large hall once a week, together with
    all expenses incurred for lighting and warming, the Council taking
    upon themselves to keep in order the three rooms, leaving the
    cleansing of the large hall in the hands of the Vestry.’

    “The Council trust that the Vestry will take an enlarged and liberal
    view of this proposition; and whilst the stated rent of £30 per annum
    would be of infinitesimal value to the ratepayers, this sum, in
    addition to the other charges, would prove a heavy burden on the
    funds of the Institution, if it did not altogether put an end to its
    future proceedings.—We are, Gentlemen, your obedient servants, Thos.
    Bull, Markham R. Evans, Hon. Secs.”

We find that the cost of lighting, warming, and cleansing the hall and
anterooms, and of warming and lighting the suite of rooms, will reach, on
a moderate estimate, £38 19s. (say £40) per annum, and we continue of
opinion that if the Vestry undertake these expenses, the Institution
should pay in addition, for the reasons above stated, £30 per annum as
rent.

We understand that an influential deputation will attend you this day
upon the subject.  We therefore, as the application is for the permanent
occupation of a portion of these premises, leave the ultimate decision of
the question respectfully in your hands.

Respectfully submitted,

BLAZDELL            W. NEWTON FINCH
WILLIAM RABBITS     W. HALL
J.  H. LEETE        J. PERRY.

ESTIMATE LAID BEFORE THE FINANCE COMMITTEE ON THE 21ST FEBRUARY, 1861, BY
THE VESTRY CLERK, OF THE TOTAL PROBABLE COST OF THE VESTRY HALL
BUILDINGS, INCLUDING THE FITTINGS AND FURNITURE.

                                                                      £     _s._   _d._
SITE—Purchase of         1920      0     0
the Leasehold
Interest of Nos. 5,
6, and 7, Manor
Terrace
Mr. Graham for             25      0     0
Possession
Mr. Walgrave,             280      0     0
Purchase-money of
the Leasehold
Interest of the
Garden at the rear
Cost of the               400      0     0
Freehold, invested
in Three per Cent.
Consols, producing
£427 2s. 1d
Messrs. Lee &             272      2     2
Pemberton Law
Charges
Ditto for Mr.              13      0     0
Brooks’ ditto
                                               2910      2      2
BUILDING—Messrs.           87      1     0
Willis & Cowley,
Excavations
Mr. J. Corbett,            10     12     2
Drainage Works
Messrs. Piper &          5630      0     0
Son, Contract
Extras (See Mr.          1492     10     2
Pocock’s
Certificate)
Omissions (See Mr.        315      4     6
Pocock’s
Certificate)
                                               1177      5      8
Further Works,            100      0     0
January 28,1861
                                               6907      5      8
                                                                      7004     18     10
FITTING—Messrs Piper & Son, see ditto           565      0      5
Messrs. Weeks & Co., Hot Water Apparatus        220     15      0
(say)
Messrs. Buckley & Beach, Lighting (ditto)       180      7      6
Messrs. Fuller Brothers, Blinds                  36     10      0
Messrs. Toby and Son, Sundries                   25     18     10
                                                                      1028     11      9
FURNISHING—Mr. Chapman, Seats, Chairs,          266     16      0
&c., (say)
Mr. Dawes, Tables (ditto)                        72      2      0
M. Bosson, 500 Rush Chairs                       37     10      0
Mr. Jackson, Looking Glasses, &c.                 6     17      6
Mr. Davis, Mats                                  16     16      4
Messrs. Smith & Baber, Matting, &c.,             50      0      0
(say)
Sundries (ditto)                                 50      0      0
                                                                       500      1     10
SUNDRIES—Architect and Clerk of the Works       427      0      0
(say)
Premiums for Designs and Exhibition of           81     14      0
same
Watson & Son, Loan Charges                       26     17      6
Piper & Son, First Stone                         24      1     10
Pocock ditto                                      5     15      0
Vestry Clerk ditto                               25     13      3
Rev. Mr. Huelin, Compensation                    25      0      0
                                                                       616      1      7
                                                                    £12059     16      2

Abstract of the Foregoing.

Cost of Site                                     £2910      2      2
,, Building                                       7004     18     10
,, Fitting                                        1028     11      9
,, Furnishing                                      500      1     10
,, Sundries                                        616      1      7
                                                £12059     16      2
                               _Cr._
By Proceeds of Sale of      187     18     6
Old Houses
,, Dividends on              24     12     1
Consols
                                                   212     10      7
Net Estimated Cost                              £11847      5      7

I think the divisions in the foregoing account are proper and sufficient.

                                        W. NEWTON FINCH, 181, King’s-road.

                                                                 WM. HALL.

February 22, 1861.



CHELSEA LITERARY AND SCIENTIFIC INSTITUTION

                                         _Dr._
Ledger            Folio                                             £       s.     d.
1860.             311.
Dec. 31.                     To London Gas          0     14     6
                             Company for Gas
                             supplied to
                             date
1861.             Mar. 25.   Ditto ditto            5      7     6
                                                                         6      2      0
                                                                         3      3      8
,, 25.                       W. Druce & Son,        3      3     8
                             for Coke
,, 25. 313.                  Proportion of          1     17     6
                             Cost of
                             Lighting the
                             Large Hall,
                             quarter of £7
                             10s., from
                             Christmas to
                             Lady-day, 1861
,, 25.                       Ditto of               0      6     0
                             Warming the
                             same, quarter
                             of £1 4s. per
                             annum
,, 25.                       Ditto of               1      5     0
                             Cleaning the
                             same, quarter
                             of £5 per annum
                                                  £12     14     2
                                         _Cr._
1861.  Mar. 25.              By Mr. T. L. Bull, Honorary                12     10      0
                             Secretary, for Quarter’s Rent to
                             date
,, 25.                       Balance carried down                        0      4      2
                                                                    £12        14      2

MEMORIAL _re_ ADDITIONAL LOAN OF £2000.


_To the Honorable the Chairman and Members of the Metropolitan Board of
Works_.

The Memorial of the Vestry of the Parish of Chelsea, in the County of
Middlesex.

SHEWETH,

That the Parish of Chelsea is very extensive and populous.

That it comprises about 9000 houses, is nearly 800 acres in extent, and
contains a population of about 70,000 persons.

That the matters of public concern to so large a number of inhabitants
are necessarily very numerous and weighty.

That by the 92nd section of the Metropolis Local Management Act, your
memorialists are authorized to defray expenses, as well for paving,
lighting, watering, cleansing, or improving the parish, as for those
public concerns; by the 150th section they are enabled to erect a
building for parish purposes; and by the 183rd section they are
permitted, with the sanction of your Honourable Board, to borrow any sums
of money necessary for defraying such expenses.

That with reference to the purposes for which a building so erected may
be used, Mr. Toulmin Smith is of opinion that “under these words, (public
concerns of any parish, or of the inhabitants thereof) it will become
matter of obligation on the Vestry in the case of a single parish, and on
the District Board in the case of parishes combined in a district, to
provide for the expenses of public meetings, and those other similar
matters touching ‘public concerns’ which are now done irregularly and
illegimately. * * * The words in the section are imperative,—these
expenses ‘shall be defrayed accordingly.’”  Again, “the most economical
course will always be to make such a building a part of the erection for
the offices, &c., of the board, as has already been done in the case of
St. Pancras Vestry Hall, and in some other cases in the Metropolis.”

That acting within the discretion thus vested in them your memoralists
have erected a Vestry Hall, which is suitable in every respect for the
purposes of your memorialists, and for the before-mentioned public
concerns of the inhabitants.

That as evidence that the large room was much required in this parish,
and is fully appreciated by the inhabitants, your memorialists do state
that since its opening on the 30th November last, seventy meetings of
various kinds have taken place therein, which may be thus
classified:—Religious and Moral, twenty-seven; Intellectual, twenty;
Social, Political, and to encourage the Volunteer movement, twenty-three.

That for nineteen of these meetings the use of the room has been given
absolutely without charge, and for the others a scale of payment has been
arranged by your Memorialists, which is in their opinion equitable and
fair—and which has been submitted to your Finance Committee.

That the building erected by your Memorialists is plain and substantial
in its character; the plan of it having been submitted to, and approved
by, your Honourable Board before it was commenced, (which original plan
has not been departed from in any substantial particular) and will cost
(excluding the cost of the site) the, not unreasonable, sum of Seven
Thousand pounds; being the original contract sum of £5630, and the
remainder for extra and additional works, which your Memorialists fear
are inevitable in all such undertakings.

That particulars in full detail of the estimated cost of the site,
building, fittings, furniture and sundries, have been laid before your
Finance Committee, by your Memorialists, amounting in the whole to about,
£12,000.

That your Memorialists are of opinion that the most equitable manner of
defraying the said expenses both for the present and future Ratepayers is
by means of a loan, repayable with interest in twenty years, thus
rendering the sanction of your Honorable Board requisite.

That the Large Hall is intended to be used for purposes of the Vestry,
and in fact is now about to be so used for the election of Vestrymen
under the Act.

That although a portion of the premises is now temporarily made use of as
Reading Rooms, as stated in the letter of your Memorialists to your
Finance Committee, those rooms will most probably be required for the Gas
Examiner under the Metropolis Gas Act, and the analyst under the Act for
the Prevention of the Adulteration of Food and Drink of last session.

That your Memorialists under the 150th Section of the Metropolis Local
Management Act deem the whole of the buildings necessary and expedient,
and under the 92nd section such buildings are fully authorized inasmuch
as they are clearly used for the public concerns of their Parish and the
inhabitants thereof.

That no further or additional rate, than was contemplated at the time the
original loan of £10,000, was sanctioned by your Honorable Board, will be
required.

That the following objects may be mentioned as showing the necessity of
the Vestry Hall:—A place of meeting for the local magistrates in petty
sessions; a place for the public discussion of important local public
questions, as the Embankment of the River at Chelsea, the Enfranchisement
of the District, the Removal of the Asylum Wall in the King’s Road, and
the Equalization of the Poor Rates.

That with reference to the remarks of your Finance Committee in their
report that their inquiries have satisfied them that the building has not
been erected exclusively for the purposes of the Vestry, but for other
objects not contemplated by the Metropolis Local Management Act, your
Memorialists submit that under the Act referred to, it is not
imperatively necessary that buildings of this description should be
erected exclusively for the purposes of the Vestry; and that the building
erected by your memorialists has not been erected for any object not
contemplated by the said Act.

Your Memorialists therefore pray that, as they, and the inhabitants of
the Parish represented by them, are of opinion that the expenses of the
said Vestry Hall, &c., are in relation to the regulation, government, or
public concerns of this Parish, and of the inhabitants thereof, and that
the sum of £12,000 is necessary for defraying such expenses; and that
such expenses will be best defrayed by a loan upon the credit of the
rates, your Honorable Board will not deem it expedient to refuse your
sanction to the additional loan of £2,000 already applied for.

Given under the common seal of the said Vestry, this 10th day of May,
1861

                                                   (Signed) CHARLES LAHEE,
                                                             Vestry Clerk.



APPENDIX No. 19.
METROPOLIS LOCAL MANAGEMENT ACT.


                     _Suggestions for its Amendment_.

                                   Offices,—Manor House, King’s Road, S.W.
                                                         25th March, 1858.

Sir,—In connexion with the subjoined letter, I have been directed to
transmit for your consideration as a member of the Committee of Works and
for General Purposes, certain general heads for amendment.  Of the
meeting for the discussion of the same, and of any others which may
appear to you desirable, you will be specially advised.

                                              I have the honor to be, Sir,
                                                    Your obedient servant,
                                                            CHARLES LAHEE,
                                                             Vestry Clerk.

                                * * * * *

                                              Metropolitan Board of Works,
                                 1, Greek Street, Soho, 9th January, 1858.

Dear Sir,—I beg to apprise you, for the information of the Vestry of
Chelsea, that the Metropolitan Board of Works are now engaged in
considering what amendments it may be expedient to introduce into the
Metropolis Local Management Act, in the present session of parliament,
and will be prepared to receive from the Vestry any suggestions they may
desire to offer in reference to those provisions of the Act which relate
to the duties and powers of vestries and district boards.  If the Vestry
should deem it proper to offer any suggestions, and you will be good
enough, at your early convenience, to transmit to me the draft of any
amended clause or clauses which may be proposed, I will immediately bring
the subject under the notice of this Board.

                                                           I am, dear Sir,
                                                    Yours very faithfully,
                                                           E. H. WOOLRYCH,
                                                       Clerk of the Board.

Chas. Lahee, Esq.,
Manor House, King’s Road,
Chelsea.

                                * * * * *

CLAUSES IN ACT 18 & 19 Vict. cap.   GENERAL HEADS FOR AMENDMENT.
120.
XI.  For every parish mentioned     _The system of accounts being
in either of the Schedules (A)      necessarily intricate_, _and the
and (B) to this Act there shall     scope of the powers of the Vestry
be elected such number as           to incur legal debts inaccurately
hereinafter mentioned _of the       defined_, _the duties of the
ratepayers_ of the parish who       auditors are very responsible_.
have signified in writing their
assent to serve to be auditors of   _To consider whether a system of
accounts, which auditors shall be   paid auditors_, _not being of
so elected at the same times and    necessity ratepayers_, _such as
in the same manner as members of    that in practice under the Poor
the vestry; and the number of       Laws_, _is desirable_, _with the
ratepayers so to be elected         necessary powers for enforcing
auditors in any parish not          their disallowances_.
divided into wards under this Act
shall be five, and the number of
ratepayers so to be elected
auditors in any parish which is
divided into wards shall be the
same as the number of wards, one
auditor being elected in each
ward: Provided always, that where
the number of wards into which
any parish is divided exceeds
five, the vestry of such parish
shall at their first meeting
after the election of auditors as
aforesaid, in any year, elect by
ballot from among such auditors
five of them, and the five
persons so elected by ballot
shall be the auditors for such
parish exclusively of any other
person or persons who may have
been elected an auditor or
auditors for such parish under
the provisions herein contained;
and a list of the five persons so
elected by the vestry shall be
forthwith published by the
churchwardens in the parish as
herein provided: Provided also,
that no person shall be eligible
to fill the office of auditor of
accounts who is not qualified to
fill the office of Vestryman for
the parish; but no person shall
be eligible to fill the office of
auditor who is a member of the
vestry; and if any person be
chosen to be both a member of the
vestry and auditor of accounts,
he shall be incapable of acting
as a vestryman.
XII.  The auditors first elected    _There appears to be no reason
under this Act in any parish as     why the annual election might not
aforesaid shall go out of office    be fixed for the_ 1_st of May_
at the time appointed for the       (sec. 7); _the audit cannot
election of vestrymen and           commence until the_ 1_st of May_
auditors in the year one thousand   (sec. 195), _it may therefore
eight hundred and fifty-seven,      happen that the auditors go out
and _the auditors then elected      of office before they can
and to be thereafter elected        commence their audit_.
shall go out of office at the
election of vestrymen and
auditors in the year next
following their election_.
XVI.  On the day of election of     _How are the churchwardens to
vestrymen and auditors in any       know officially from the chairman
parish under this Act the           of the ward meetings who are
parishioners then rated to the      elected_? _and_, _in the case of
relief of the poor in the parish,   persons elected to supply
or, where the parish is divided     vacancies caused otherwise than
into wards under this Act, in the   by effluxion of time_, (sec. 9),
ward thereof for which the          _in whose places_?
election is holden, and who are
desirous of voting, shall meet at   _Where there is a poll_, _the
the place appointed for such        inspectors certify to the
election, and shall then and        chairmen_, (sec. 22,) _and the
there nominate two ratepayers of    chairmen should be required to
the parish, or (if the parish be    certify under their hands to the
divided into wards) of the ward     churchwardens_, _in a similar
for which the election is holden,   way_.  _Where there is no poll_,
as fit and proper persons to be     _they should certify in
inspectors of votes; and the        accordance with their
churchwardens, or, in the case of   declaration_.
a ward election, such one of the
churchwardens as is present
thereat, or, where one of the
churchwardens is not present, the
person appointed by them to
preside thereat, shall,
immediately after such nomination
as aforesaid by the parishioners,
nominate two other such
ratepayers to be such inspectors;
and after such nominations the
said parishioners shall elect
such persons duly qualified as
may be there proposed for the
offices of vestrymen and auditors
or auditor: _and the chairman at
such meeting shall declare the
names of the parishioners who
have been elected by a majority
of votes at such meeting_:
Provided nevertheless, that no
person shall be entitled to join
or vote in any such election for
any parish, or any ward of any
parish, or be deemed a ratepayer
thereof, or be entitled to do any
act as such under this Act,
unless he have been rated in such
parish to the relief of the poor
for one year next before the
election, and have paid all
parochial rates, taxes, and
assessments due from him at the
time of so voting or acting,
except such as have been made or
become due within six months
immediately preceding such voting
or acting.
XXII.  _The inspectors shall_,      _By whom should this list be
immediately after they have         prepared and published_? (see
decided upon whom the aforesaid     sec. 26).  _If by the
elections have fallen, _deliver     churchwardens an official copy
to_ the churchwardens, or to one    should be sent to the vestry_.
of them, or other, _the person
presiding at the election_, a
list of the persons chosen by the
parishioners to act as vestrymen
and auditors or an auditor of
accounts; _and the said list_,
_or a copy thereof_, _shall be
published in the parish as herein
provided_.
XXX.  _At every meeting_ of any     _To consider whether a permanent
vestry under this Act, in the       chairman is desirable_.
absence of the persons authorised
by law or custom to take the
chair, _the members present shall
elect a chairman for the
occasion_ before proceeding to
other business, and the chairman,
in case of an equality of votes
on any question, shall have a
second or casting vote.
LV.  Any member of the              _How is the fact of such
Metropolitan Board of Works, or     resignation to become officially
of any vestry elected for any       known to the vestry_? _either a
parish mentioned in Schedule (A)    notice of such resignation should
or (B) to this Act, or of the       be sent by the churchwardens to
Board of Works for any district,    the clerk of the vestry_, _or the
may at any time resign his          resignation should be sent to him
office, such resignation of any     in addition to the
member of the Metropolitan Board    churchwardens_.
of Works to be notified in
writing signed by such member to
chairman of such board, _and such
resignation of any vestryman_ or
member of any such district board
_to be notified in writing signed
by such vestryman_ or member _to
the churchwardens of the parish
for which he was elected_.
LXIX.  The vestry of every parish   _Instead of the words_ “_as may
mentioned in Schedule (A) to this   be necessary_,” _to employ the
Act, and the Board of Works for     terms made use of in sec._ 135,
every district mentioned in         “_as they may from time to time
Schedule (B) to this Act, shall     think necessary_.”
(subject to the powers by this
Act vested in the Metropolitan
Board of Works) from time to time
repair and maintain the sewers
under this Act vested in them, or
such of them as shall not be
discontinued, closed up, or
destroyed under the powers herein
contained, and shall cause to be
made, repaired, and maintained
such sewers and works, or such
diversions or alterations of
sewers and works _as may be
necessary_ for effectually
draining their parish or
district.
LXXX.  Where any sewer in any of    _This section would appear not to
the parishes mentioned in either    reach those sewers in Schedule
of the Schedules (A) and (B) to     D_, _which are vested in the
this Act, into which any drain      Metropolitan Board of Works_,
shall be made or branched, has      _and have been built by private
been built since the third day of   persons_, _under the
_September_, one thousand eight     circumstances particularised
hundred and thirteen, and before    therein_.
the commencement of this Act, at
the expense of any person or body   _If equitable in the one case_,
other than any commissioners of     _it would appear to be so in the
sewers, _the vestry_ or district    other_.
board _in whom such sewer is
vested_ may order such sum as
they may deem just to be paid and
contributed by the owner of the
house to which such drain belongs
towards the expense of the
construction of such sewer, which
sum shall, on the receipt thereof
by such vestry or board, be paid
over to the person or body
aforesaid, and such vestry or
board may, if they see fit, order
and accept payment of such sum,
with interest after a rate not
exceeding five pounds for the
hundred by the year, by
instalments, within any period
not exceeding twenty years.
CV.  In case the owners of the      _It has been held_ (_and the
houses forming the greater part     decision upon appeal was not
of any _new street_ laid out or     reversed_) _that the words_ “_new
made, or hereafter to be laid out   street_,” (section 105), _mean a
or made, which is not paved to      street formed since the
the satisfaction of the vestry or   commencement of this Act_: _the
district board of the parish or     effect of this decision will be
district in which such street is    to leave in an unsatisfactory_,
situate, be desirous of having      _perhaps a dangerous state_,
the same paved, as hereinafter      _many streets used by the
mentioned, or if such vestry or     public_, _but which have not been
board deem it necessary or          formally taken in charge by the
expedient that the same should be   various parishes in which they
so paved, then and in either of     are situated_.
such cases such vestry or board
shall well and sufficiently pave    _Perhaps a power to vestries and
the same, either throughout the     district boards to close up as
whole breadth of the carriage way   thoroughfares such streets might
and footpaths thereof, or any       be advisable_.
part of such breadth, and from
time to time keep such pavement
in good and sufficient repair;
and the owners of the houses
forming such street shall, on
demand, pay to such vestry or
board the amount of the estimated
expenses of providing and laying
such pavement, (such amount to be
determined by the surveyor for
the time being of the vestry or
board;) and in case such
estimated expenses exceed the
actual expenses of such paving,
then the difference between such
estimated expenses and such
actual expenses shall be repaid
by the said vestry or board to
the owners of houses by whom the
said sum of money has been paid;
and in case the said estimated
expenses be less than the actual
expenses of such paving, then the
owners of the said houses shall,
on demand, pay to the said vestry
or board such further sum of
money as, together with the sum
already paid, amounts to such
actual expenses.

CVI.  The vestry or district
board of any parish or district
may, if they think fit, by notice
in writing put up in any part of
any street in their parish or
district, not being a highway,
declare their intention of
repairing the same under this
Act, and thereupon the same shall
be from time to time repaired by
them under the authority of this
Act: Provided always, that no
street shall be repaired as last
aforesaid unless such notice in
writing be also given to all
persons interested in such
street, or if within one month
after notice in writing has been
put up or given as last aforesaid
any person interested in such
street, or the person
representing or entitled to
represent any person interested
as aforesaid, by notice in
writing to the vestry or board
object thereto.

CVIII.  It shall be lawful for
every vestry and district board
from time to time to place any
posts, fences, and rails on the
sides of any footways or
carriageways in their parish or
district, for the purposes of
safety, and to prevent any
carriage or cattle from going on
the same, and also to place any
posts or other erections in any
carriage-way so as to make the
crossings thereof less dangerous
for foot passengers, and also
from time to time to repair and
renew any such posts, rails or
fences, or to remove the same, or
any other obstruction or
encroachment on any carriageway
or footway.
CXIX.  If any porch, shed,          _To consider the propriety of
projecting window, step, cellar     introducing the words_,
door or window, or steps leading    “_projecting blind_, _blind
into any cellar or otherwise,       frame_, _or part thereof_.”
lamp, lamp post, lamp iron, sign,
sign post, sign iron, snowboard,
window shutter, wall, gate,
fence, or opening, or any other
projection or obstruction placed
or made against or in front of
any house or building after the
commencement of this Act, shall
be an annoyance, in consequence
of the same projecting into or
being made in or endangering or
rendering less commodious the
passage along any street in their
parish or district, it shall be
lawful for the vestry or district
board to give notice in writing
to the owner or occupier of such
house or building to remove such
projection or obstruction, or to
alter the same, in such manner as
the vestry or board think fit,
&c.
CXXX.  Every vestry and district    _Section_ 250 _gives the
board shall cause the several       following as the meaning of the
_streets_ within their parish or    word_ “_street_” _any or part of
district to be well and             any highway_, _road_, _bridge_,
sufficiently lighted, and for       _lane_, _footway_, _square_,
that purpose shall maintain, or     _court_, _alley_, _passage_,
set up and maintain, a sufficient   _whether a thoroughfare or not_.
number of lamps in every such
street, and shall cause the same    _There should be some limit to
to be lighted with gas or           the obligation to light_.
otherwise, and to continue
lighted at and during such times
as such vestry or board may think
fit, necessary, or proper; and
public lamps, and the lamp posts
and lamp irons and fittings
thereof, to be provided by any
vestry or district board, shall
vest in such vestry or board.
CCII.  The Metropolitan Board of    _The attention of the
Works and every district board      Metropolitan Board has been drawn
and vestry respectively may from    to their powers under this
time to time make, alter and        section_, _and they have passed
repeal bye laws for all or any of   the following resolution upon the
the purposes following; (that is    subject_, _in that_ “_it is not
to say), for regulating the         practicable for this Board to lay
business and proceedings at their   down any uniform body of
meetings and of committees          regulations for regulating the
appointed by them, the              plans and levels of sites for
appointment and removal of their    buildings and for the
officers and servants, and the      construction of house drainage_,
duties, conduct, and remuneration   _properly adapted to the peculiar
of such officers and servants;      circumstances of each district_;
_and the said Metropolitan Board    _and that the Vestry of Chelsea
may also from time to time make_,   be so informed._”
_alter_, _and repeal bye laws for
regulating the plans_, _level_,     _No doubt uniformity is
_width_, _surface inclination_,     desirable_; _but regulation of
_and the material of the pavement   some kind_, _for the guidance of
and roadway of new streets and      the officers_, _is necessary_.
roads_, _and the plans and level
of sites for building_, _and for    _The power of making such bye
regulating the dimensions_,         laws should lie in the body for
_form_, _and mode of                whom its exercise is
construction_, _and the keeping_,   practicable_.
_cleansing_, _and repairing of
the pipes_, _drains_, _and other
means of communicating with
sewers_, _and the traps and
apparatus connected therewith_;
_for the emptying_, _cleansing_,
_closing and filling up of
cesspools and privies_; _and for
other works of cleansing_, _and
of removing and disposing of
refuse_, _and for regulating the
form of appeal and mode of
proceeding thereon_; _and
generally for carrying into
effect the purposes of this Act_:
and every such board and vestry
may thereby impose such
reasonable penalties as they
think fit, not exceeding forty
shillings, for each breach of
such bye laws, and in case of a
continuing offence a further
penalty not exceeding twenty
shillings for each day after
notice of the offence from the
board or vestry: Provided always,
that under every such bye law it
shall be lawful for the justices
before whom any penalty imposed
thereby is sought to be recovered
to order the whole or part only
of such penalty to be paid, or to
remit the whole penalty: Penalty:
Provided also, that no bye laws
shall be repugnant to the laws of
_England_ or to the provisions of
this Act; and that no bye law
shall be of any force or effect
unless and until the same be
submitted to and confirmed at a
subsequent meeting of the board
or vestry: Provided also, that no
penalty shall be imposed by any
such bye law unless the same be
approved by one of Her Majesty’s
principal Secretaries of State.
CCL.  The word “drain” shall mean   _To consider whether the word
and include any drain of and used   “drain” should be made to include
for the drainage of one building    any drain_, _for draining any
only, or premises within the same   group or block of houses_, _by a
curtilage, and made merely for      combined operation_, _under the
the purpose of communicating with   authority of any former
a cesspool or other like            Commissioners of Sewers_.
receptacle for drainage, or with
a sewer into which the drainage
of two or more buildings or
premises occupied by different
persons is conveyed, _and shall
also include any drain for
draining any group or block of
houses by a combined operation
under the order of any vestry or
district board_.

                                * * * * *

_Suggestions made to the Metropolitan Board of Works_, _for the Amendment
of the Metropolis Local Management Act_, 1855, 18_th and_ 19_th Vict._,
_cap._ 120.  _Printed by order of the Board_, _on the_ 24_th of April_,
1860.

                                * * * * *

NOTE.—The following suggestions, for convenience of reference, have been
arranged under three heads:

1.  _Observations upon the Act_, 18_th &_ 19_th Vict._, _cap._ 120, _not
included in the Amendment Bill_.

2.  _Observations upon the Bill prepared and forwarded by the
Metropolitan Board of Works_, _on the_ 29_th May_, 1858.

3.  _Proposed New Clauses_, _and Suggestions for the same_.

                                * * * * *



1.—OBSERVATIONS UPON THE ACT, 18th and 19th VICT., CAP. 120, NOT INCLUDED
IN THE AMENDMENT BILL.


The provisions of the 83rd, 121st, 122nd, and 123rd sections of this Act,
to be made to extend to the person causing the offences to be committed.

In section 109, gas companies to be prevented from taking up mains of
pipes except for the purpose of substituting new pipes for old, unless by
permission of vestries or district boards.

In section 119, to introduce the words, “projecting blind, blind iron,
blind frame, reflecting shop lamps, gas reflectors,” or part thereof,
below six feet six inches from the pavement.

That an independent paid auditor or auditors should be appointed to audit
the accounts of all the vestries and district boards throughout the
metropolis, as well as of the Metropolitan Board of Works.  That power
should be given to vestries and district boards, to put streets, which
have never been properly formed, into a proper state of repair, and to
rate the owners and occupiers of the property abutting on such streets
for the expense of putting the same into a proper state of repair, the
future maintenance thereof to devolve upon the vestry or board.

That power should be given to compel the owners or occupiers of property
abutting on streets, to erect such fences as may be necessary for the
protection of the public.



2.—OBSERVATIONS UPON THE BILL PREPARED AND FORWARDED BY THE METROPOLITAN
BOARD OF WORKS, on the 29th MAY, 1858.


_It must be recollected that this Bill was not proceeded with_, _and is
not the same as that now_ (_April_, 1860), _under consideration_, _nor as
that introduced by Mr. Tite_, _in the House of Commons_, _in August_,
1859.

         CLAUSES IN BILL.                     OBSERVATIONS.
III.  The inspectors of votes       _The committee consider that in
directed to be appointed under      case of division amongst the
the first recited Act, shall,       inspectors_, _the umpire should
before commencing the duties of     be chosen by lot_.
their office under the said Act,
appoint by writing under their
hands an umpire; and in case of
any dispute or disagreement
between the said inspectors, as
to any matter which they are by
the said Act required to
determine, such matter shall be
decided by the said umpire, and
his decision in relation thereto
shall be final and conclusive.
V.  Any vestryman who during six    _The committee would have
successive months shall not have    preferred three months as the
attended the meetings of the        limit_; _but that attendance at
vestry of which he is a member,     any committee should count_.
shall, upon the expiration of       _They think also that leave of
such six months, cease to be a      absence might be given in certain
member of such vestry, and the      cases_.
vacancy occasioned by his so
ceasing to be a member, shall be
filled up at the next annual
election.
XVII.  In case any sewer shall be   _Suppose a street cut through
constructed by any vestry or        market garden ground_, _upon
district board in a street in       which a small sewers rate has
which no sewer existed previously   been paid_, _are the houses and
to such construction, and in and    land to be free from payment
on which no sewers rate had been    under this section_.
levied previously to 1st January,
1856, the expense of constructing
such sewer, including the cost of
gullies, side entrances, and
other incidental charges and
expenses, shall be borne and
defrayed by the owners of the
houses situate in such street,
and of the land bounding or
abutting on such street
respectively, in proportion to
the length of frontage of the
houses or land belonging to them
or any of them, and such expenses
shall be apportioned by the
vestry or district board, and the
amount charged upon or in respect
of each house or premises shall
be paid by instalments within
such period as the vestry or
district board shall determine,
not exceeding seven years, and
shall be recoverable from the
present or any future owner of
the said house or premises in
manner hereinafter provided.
XXI.  The 77th section of the       _The committee consider that this
said Act is hereby repealed, and    section should be made to apply
in lieu thereof be it enacted,      also to any person causing the
that no person shall make or        works to be executed_.
branch any sewer or dram, or make
any opening into any sewer vested
in the Metropolitan Board of
Works, or in any vestry or
district board, without the
previous consent in writing of
such board or vestry: provided
that it shall be lawful for any
person, with such consent, at his
own expense, to make or branch
any drain into any sewer vested
in any such board or vestry, or
authorized to be made by them, or
either of them, under the first
recited Act, or this Act, such
drain being of such size and
conditions, and branched into
such sewer in such manner and
form of communication, in all
respects as the board or vestry
shall direct or appoint; and in
case any person, without such
consent, make or branch any sewer
or drain, or make any opening
into any of the sewers vested in
any board or vestry, or
authorized to be made by them as
aforesaid; or if any person make
or branch any drain of a
different construction, size, or
conditions, or in another manner
or form of communication than
shall be directed or appointed by
the said board or vestry, every
person so offending shall, for
every such offence, forfeit a sum
not exceeding fifty pounds; and
the said board or vestry may, if
they shall see fit, execute the
necessary works for making the
drain conformable to their
directions, at the expense of the
person making such drain, or
causing the same to be made, such
expenses to be recovered in a
manner hereinafter provided.
XXX.  The vestry of every parish,   _make_, _lengthen_, _continue_,
and the district board of every     _extend_
district, shall, with the
previous consent in writing of
the Metropolitan Board of Works,
have power within their
respective parish or district, to
widen, alter, or improve any
street, road, or way, for
facilitating passage and traffic;
or to contribute and join with
the Metropolitan Board, or with
any other body or persons, in any
such improvements; and to take by
agreement or by gift any land,
rights in land, or property, for
the purposes aforesaid, or any of
them, on such terms and
conditions as they may think fit.
XXXIV.  So much or the 141st        _The committee think the
section of the first recited Act    numbering should be also
as provides that it shall be        transferred to vestries_, _&c._
lawful for the Metropolitan Board
of Works, from time to time, to
cause to be painted or affixed on
a conspicuous part of some house
or building at or near each end,
corner, or entrance of every
street in the Metropolis the name
of such street, and that the said
board may, where more than one
street in the Metropolis is
called by the same name, alter
the name of any or all such
streets, except one, to any other
name which to such board may seem
fit, and which may be approved by
the Commissioners of Her
Majesty’s Works and Public
Buildings, is hereby repealed,
and in lieu thereof be it
enacted, that vestries and
district boards shall and may,
within the limits of their
respective jurisdiction, from
time to time cause to be painted
or affixed on a conspicuous part
of some house or building at or
near each end, corner, or
entrance of every street in then
parish or district the name of
such street, and renew such name,
whenever it may be obliterated or
defaced; and the Metropolitan
Board of Works may alter the name
or names of any street, or of any
place or row of houses, or in any
line of road, to any other name
or names which to such board may
seem convenient and proper, and
which may be approved by the
Commissioners of Her Majesty’s
Works and Public Buildings.
XXXVI.  The 143rd section of the    _The committee think it would be
first recited Act is hereby         advisable to introduce after the
repealed, and in lieu thereof be    word_ “building,” _the words_,
it enacted, that no building [_or   ‘_wall_, _gate_, _fence_, _pier_,
erection whether temporary or       _or other projection_,’_ and that
permanent_] shall without the       the application should be made
consent in writing of the           and the consent conveyed through
Metropolitan Board of Works be      vestries_, _&c._
erected [_or made_] beyond the
general line of buildings, in any
street, place, or row of houses
in which the same is situate, in
case the distance of such line of
buildings from the highway does
not exceed thirty feet, or within
thirty feet, of the highway where
the distance of the line of
buildings therefrom amounts to or
exceeds thirty feet,
notwithstanding there being
gardens or vacant spaces between
the line of buildings and the
highway; and in case any building
be erected contrary to this
enactment, it shall be lawful for
the Metropolitan Board of Works
to cause the same to be
demolished, and the materials
thereof to be removed to a
convenient place, or to cause
such building to be set back (as
the case may require), and to
recover the expenses incurred by
them in so doing from the owner
of the premises, in manner
hereinafter provided.
XXXVII.  The 157th section of the   _See remark as to sec._ 21.
first recited Act is hereby
repealed, and in lieu thereof be
it enacted, that the Metropolitan
Board of Works, and any vestry or
district board, may, where
necessary for the purpose of
executing any work authorized by
this Act, open and break up any
turnpike road, under and subject
to the restrictions and
provisions hereinafter contained;
that is to say, seven days’
previous notice, with a full
description of any intended
works, shall be left at the
office of the Commissioners or
trustees of the road; and the
party doing the works shall cause
all openings in the road to be
effectually secured and fenced,
and affix, and maintain lights
during the night near to the
place where the ground is open,
so as to prevent accidents: and
the said commissioners or
trustees are hereby absolved from
all liability in respect of any
accident arising in consequence
of such works; and the party
doing the works shall restore
every road so opened or broken up
to its original state as to
surface and materials, and in
order to meet the future expenses
consequent on the subsidence of
materials newly filled in, shall
pay to such commissioners or
trustees, on demand, such sum as
they shall require for such
purpose, not exceeding one
shilling for every superficial
square yard, and, so far as the
works affect the same, shall make
good all drainage, paving of
water channels, kerbs of
footpaths, and other matters and
things connected with the
maintenance of the road; and in
default the surveyor of the said
commissioners or trustees may
cause the necessary work to be
done; and in all cases of expense
incurred by any such surveyor, on
the default of the party doing
the works, such party shall pay
such expense to the commissioners
or trustees, on demand.
XLIII.  The Metropolitan Board      _These powers to be extended to
may order any person on their       vestries and district boards_.
behalf from time to time to         C. of Wks.  M.B.  Vol. 2.  Fo.
inspect any of the rates for the    51.
relief of the poor in any parish
or place within the limits of the
said Act, and every district
board may order any person on
their behalf to inspect any rate
for the relief of the poor in the
parishes in their district, or
either of them, and the books in
which are contained the
assessments by which the same are
made, and to take copies thereof,
or any part or parts thereof, or
extracts therefrom respectively.
And it shall be lawful for the
said Metropolitan Board and
district boards respectively by
order in writing to require the
vestry clerk, overseer,
collector, or other person having
the custody or control of such
rate or books as aforesaid of any
parish or place to furnish within
such period, not being less than
seven days, as shall be limited
in such order, a true copy of
such rate book, or of such part
or parts of the rate book in his
or their custody, as shall be
specified in such order, on
payment or tender for such copy
at the rate of sixpence for every
twenty-four names (inclusive of
all the particulars in the
several columns of the rate, so
far as such particulars have
reference to such names
respectively); and such copy
shall be examined and signed by
such vestry clerk, overseer,
collector or other person, and
shall be verified by his solemn
declaration, if the said
metropolitan or district board
shall require the same, which
solemn declaration any justice of
the peace, or commissioner duly
authorized, is hereby authorized
to administer; and any person
having the custody or control of
such rates or books as aforesaid
respectively, who shall refuse or
neglect at all reasonable times,
to produce the same respectively
to such persons so authorized as
aforesaid, and permit him to
inspect the same, and to take
copies thereof or extracts
therefrom as he shall think fit,
or who shall refuse or neglect to
make and deliver to such person
such copy or extract, or to make
such solemn declaration as
aforesaid, shall be liable to a
penalty not exceeding ten pounds
for every such offence, and to a
further continuing penalty of ten
pounds for each and every day
during which the said offence
shall be continued.
XLV.  The provisions of the 171st   _These powers to be extended to
section of the first recited Act    vestries and district boards_.
for enabling the clerk or other     C. of Wks.  M.B.  Vol. 2.  Fo.
person authorized by the            51.
Metropolitan Board of Works to
inspect or take copies of, or
extracts from county rates,
bases, returns, and other
documents; and the penalties by
the said enactment prescribed in
the case of neglect of permission
or refusal of inspection, or
neglect or refusal of permission
for taking copies or extracts,
are hereby extended and made
applicable to all other rates,
taxes, and assessments, whether
parliamentary, parochial, or
otherwise, within the several
parts of the metropolis, or the
other parts liable to assessment
by the said board, and the books
in which the same are contained,
and the valuations and returns
relating thereto, and the person
or persons having the custody or
control thereof.
XLVIII.  The assessment of any      _A form for use of vestries and
money assessed or to be assessed    district boards to be also
by the Metropolitan Board of        given_.  C. of Wks.  M.B.  Vol.
Works, and the precept for          2.  Fo. 51.
obtaining payment of any monies
required by the said board, may
be according to the forms
contained in Schedule A to this
Act, or to the like effect.
XLIX.  Whereas the Metropolitan     _The committee wish the sums
Commissioners of Sewers in the      levied upon the Counter’s Creek
exercise of the powers conferred    District_, _under former precepts
upon them by the Act of the 11      of Metropolitan Board_, _if not
and 12 years of Her Majesty, cap.   paid by vestries_, _&c._, _to be
112, did approve and adopt          returned to the ratepayer or to
certain plans for the main          the person holding the receipt
drainage and sewage interception    for the time being_.
of the metropolis, and certain
sewers and works included within
and forming a portion of the
plans so approved and adopted
were constructed and completed by
the said Commissioners, or by the
Metropolitan Board of Works, that
is to say, the sewers and works
known as the Counter’s Creek
Diversion Works; and whereas the
cost of the said works, amounting
to the sum of £43,721 15s., was
defrayed by monies borrowed on
certain securities, which
securities and monies are
included amongst, and form part
of the securities and monies
enumerated in Schedule B to this
Act, and the debt so incurred was
charged by the said Commissioners
upon the following sewerage
districts, viz., the Counter’s
Creek District, the Ranelagh
District, and the Fulham and
Hammersmith District, in certain
shares and proportions, and has
been apportioned by the
Metropolitan Board of Works,
pursuant to the 181st section of
the firstly recited Act, among
the several parishes or parts of
parishes which heretofore
constituted the said districts,
that is to say, Paddington;
Chelsea; St. Mary Abbotts,
Kensington; St. Margaret and St.
John the Evangelist, Westminster;
St. Peter and St. Paul,
Hammersmith; Fulham; Willesden;
St. Marylebone; St. George,
Hanover-square; Chelsea; St.
John, Hampstead; Acton, Ealing,
and Chiswick; and whereas it is
just and expedient that the cost
of and incidental to the
construction and execution of the
said sewers and works, amounting
to the sum aforesaid, should be
deemed to be, and become part of
the expenses of, and incidental
to the works directed by the
135th section of the said Act for
the better Local Management of
the Metropolis, to be made and
executed by the said board, for
preventing all or any part of the
sewage within the metropolis from
flowing or passing into the
Thames in or near the metropolis:
be it therefore enacted, that the
costs and charges of the said
works, amounting to the sum of
£43,721 15s., and the monies
borrowed for defraying the same,
shall cease to be the special
debt and obligation of the said
parishes and parts of parishes,
and that the same shall be
transferred to the metropolis at
large, including the said
parishes and parts of parishes,
in the several proportions and in
manner set forth in Schedule B to
this Act annexed, and all sums
becoming payable under or
required for the payment of any
security given for such monies,
or any part thereof, or any
interest accruing thereon, shall
be raised by the said
Metropolitan Board of Works upon
the City of London and the said
other parts of the metropolis, in
the proportion of the annual
value of the property therein, in
the same manner as other monies
raised for the expenses of and
incidental to the execution of
works for preventing the sewage
of the metropolis from flowing or
passing into the Thames in or
near the metropolis; and the said
board shall give the said
parishes, and parts of parishes,
credit for all sums which may
have been overpaid by them, or
any of them, in respect of
principal or interest on the said
security or securities (if any),
since the 1st day of January,
1856.
LV.  Any person who shall take      _See remark as to section_ 21.
up, remove, demolish, or
interfere with any sewer or part    _tide valve_, _flap_, _side
of a sewer vested in the            entrance_.
Metropolitan Board of Works, or
in any vestry or district board,
without the previous permission
in writing of such board or
vestry, or who shall wilfully
damage any sewer, bank, defence,
wall, penstock, grating, work or
thing vested in the Metropolitan
Board, or any vestry or district
board, or do any act by which the
drainage of the metropolis, or of
any parish or district or of any
part or parts thereof, may be
obstructed or injured, shall for
every such offence forfeit and
pay to the said Metropolitan
Board of Works, or to the vestry
or district board in which the
same may be vested, for every
such offence, a sum not exceeding
twenty pounds, and shall also pay
to such board or vestry all the
expenses of repairing, restoring,
reinstating, or amending any
sewer or other work or thing so
taken up, removed, demolished,
damaged, or interfered with.
LVIII.  The 217th section of the    _To be altered so as to give
first recited Act is hereby         vestries and district boards
repealed, and in lieu thereof be    power to make improvement rates_.
it enacted, that it shall be        C. of Wks.  M.B.  Vol. 2.  Fo.
lawful for any vestry or district   51.
board, at their discretion, to
require the payment of any costs
or expenses which the owner of
any premises may be liable to pay
under the said recited Act or
this Act, either from such owner
or from any person who then or at
any time thereafter occupies such
premises; and the owner shall
allow such occupier to deduct the
sums of money which he so pays
out of the rent from time to time
becoming due in respect of the
said premises, as if the same had
been actually paid to such owner
as part of such rent.
LXI.  The 234th section of the      _Penalties under Nuisances’
first recited Act is hereby         Removal Act to be made payable to
repealed, and in lieu thereof be    vestries and district boards_.
it enacted, that all penalties or   C. of Wks.  M.B.  Vol. 2.  Fo.
forfeitures payable or receivable   51.
under the said first recited Act,
or this Act, shall go and be paid
in manner hereinafter mentioned,
anything contained in the Act of
the 2nd and 3rd Vict., c. 71, or
in any other Act or Acts to the
contrary notwithstanding, that is
to say, one half shall go to the
informer, and the remainder shall
go to the vestry or district
board of the parish or district
in which the offence was
committed, or to the Metropolitan
Board of Works in case the injury
shall have been sustained by or
the offence committed in respect
of that board, or if such vestry
or district board or the
Metropolitan Board of Works be
the informers, then the whole of
the penalty recovered shall go to
them respectively, and all sums
which shall go to or be
recovered, by any board or vestry
on account of any penalty or
forfeiture, shall be paid to
their treasurer or otherwise into
such bank to their account as
they may direct, and shall be
applicable to the general
expenses of the board or vestry.
LXIII.  No writ or process shall    _To be given to contractors as
be sued out against or served       well as to vestries_, _&c._  C.
upon, and no proceeding shall be    of Wks.  M.B.  Vol. 2.  Fo. 51.
instituted against the
Metropolitan Board of Works or
any vestry or district board, or
their clerk, or any clerks,
surveyor, or other officer or
person whomsoever, acting under
their or any of their directions,
for anything done or intended to
be done under the powers of such
board or vestry under the said
Acts, or this Act, until the
expiration of one month next
after notice in writing shall
have been delivered, as herein
provided concerning the service
of notices upon such board or
vestry, or, where the action or
proceeding shall be against such
other officer or person, shall
have been delivered to him or
left at his office or place of
abode, explicitly stating the
cause of action, or ground of the
proceeding or demand, and the
name and place of abode of the
intended plaintiff or claimant,
and of his attorney or agent in
the cause or proceeding; and upon
the trial of any action the
plaintiff shall not be permitted
to go into evidence of any cause
of action except such as is
stated in the notice so
delivered, and unless such notice
be proved the jury shall find for
the defendant: and every such
action and proceeding shall be
brought or commenced within six
months next after the accrual of
the cause of action or ground of
claim or demand, and not
afterwards, and every such action
shall be laid and tried in the
county or place where the cause
of action occurred, and not
elsewhere.  And the defendant
shall in any such action be at
liberty to plead the general
issue, and give the said recited
Acts, and this Act, and all
special matter in evidence
thereunder.  And it shall be
lawful for the board or vestry or
any person to whom such notice is
given as aforesaid to tender
amends to the plaintiff, his
attorney or agent, at any time
within one month after service of
such notice, and in case the same
be not accepted to plead such
tender in bar, and (by leave of
the court) with the general issue
or other plea or pleas; and if
upon issue joined upon any plea
pleaded to the whole action the
jury find generally for the
defendant, or if the plaintiff be
nonsuited or discontinued, or if
the judgment be given for the
defendant, then the defendant
shall be entitled to full costs
of suit and have judgment
accordingly.  And in case amends
have not been tendered as
aforesaid, or in case the amends
tendered be insufficient, it
shall be lawful for the
defendant, by leave of the court,
at any time before trial, to pay
into court under plea such sum of
money as he may think proper, and
(by the like leave) to plead the
general issue or other plea or
pleas, any rule of court or
practice to the contrary
notwithstanding.

3.—PROPOSED NEW CLAUSES, & SUGGESTIONS FOR THE SAME


Any person who shall draw or drive any wheeled Bath or invalid chair, or
perambulator, upon any footway or curb stone, shall be liable to a
penalty not more than forty shillings.

Every person sweeping or placing, or causing to be swept or placed, any
mud, dirt, rubbish, filth, soil, saw dust, shavings, straw, or refuse
from shops, into or upon any thoroughfare, or into or upon any channel,
or gutter on the side of any street, shall be liable to a penalty not
more than forty shillings.

Every person placing or causing to be placed any dung upon any
thoroughfare, or in any stable yard or mews, except into dung pits
constructed to the satisfaction of the vestry or district board, as the
case may be, shall be liable to a penalty not more than forty shillings.

Every person who shall affix any posting bill or other paper against any
street post, lamp post, or public lamp, shall be liable to a penalty not
more than forty shillings.

Every person who shall keep pigs upon premises, after notice from a
vestry or district board to discontinue such keeping, shall be liable to
a penalty not more than five pounds.

And be it enacted, That all doors, gates, and bars, not being underground
doors, hereafter to be erected within the limits of this Act, leading to
any house, building, yard, or land, and which shall open upon or towards
any public street, not being a stable yard or mews, shall be constructed
so as to open into or towards such house, yard, building, or land; and if
any such door, gate, or bar shall be constructed so as to open in any
other manner, the person who shall have caused such door, gate, or bar to
be so constructed, shall be liable to a penalty not exceeding forty
shillings.

And be it enacted, That if any such door, gate, or bar already erected,
shall have been so constructed as to open outwards towards or upon any
public street, it shall be lawful for the vestry or district board to
alter the same, so that no part thereof opening or when open shall
project over any public way.

And be it enacted, That when any house or building, any part of which now
projects beyond the regular line of the street, or beyond the front of
the house or building on either side thereof in any street, shall be
taken down to be rebuilt or altered, the same shall be set back to the
line of the street or the line of the adjoining house or building in such
manner as the vestry or district board shall direct for the improvement
of such street, and when the next house or building shall not adjoin the
house or building to be so taken down, but shall be separated therefrom,
then the same shall be set back to the line of such street: Provided
always, that the vestry or district board shall make full compensation to
any such owner for any loss or damage he may sustain in consequence of
his house being set back according to the provisions herein contained.

And be it enacted, That it shall be lawful for the vestry or district
board to allow any building to be advanced for the purpose of improving
the line of the street or place in which such building may be situate or
any building adjacent thereto.

And be it enacted, That the owner or occupier of every house or building
in or adjoining any street within the limits of this Act shall, within
twenty-one days next after service of any order of the vestry or district
board for that purpose, put up and for ever afterwards keep in good
condition, proper and sufficient pipes to carry off the water from the
roof thereof into the common drains or sewers.  And be it enacted, That
when any opening is now or shall hereafter be made in the pavement or
soil of any pavement or footpaths within the limits of this Act, as an
entrance into any vault, cellar, or area, a door covering or grating
shall be made by the occupier of such vault or cellar, of iron or such
other material and in such manner as the vestry or district board shall
direct; and such door covering or grating shall from time to time be kept
in good repair by the occupier of such vault, cellar, or area, and if the
occupier of any such vault, cellar, or area, shall not within a
reasonable time make such door, covering or grating, or shall make any
such door covering or grating contrary to the directions of the vestry or
district board, or shall not keep the same when made in good repair, he
shall forfeit for every such offence a sum not exceeding five pounds.

And be it enacted, That when any building materials, rubbish, or other
things shall be laid, or any hole or excavation shall be made, in any of
the streets within the limits of this Act, the person causing such
materials or other things to be so laid, or the said hole or excavation
to be made, shall at his own expense cause a sufficient light to be fixed
in a proper place upon or near the same, and continue such light every
night from sun setting to sun rising during the time such materials,
hole, or excavation, shall remain; and such person shall, at his own
expense, cause such materials or other things and such hole or
excavation, to be sufficiently fenced and inclosed until such materials
or other removed, or the hole or excavation filled up or otherwise made
secure; and in case such person shall refuse or neglect so to light,
fence, or inclose such materials or other things, or such hole or
excavation, every person so offending shall for every such offence
forfeit a sum not exceeding five pounds; and in every such case of
refusal or neglect, it shall be lawful for the vestry or district board
to cause such light to be so fixed and continued during the time
aforesaid, and such materials and other things, hole or excavation, to be
sufficiently fenced and enclosed; and all charges and expenses thereof
shall be paid by the persons causing such materials or other things to be
so laid, or such hole or excavation to be so made as aforesaid.

And be it enacted, That in no case shall any such building materials or
other things, or such hole or excavation, be permitted to remain for an
unnecessary time, under a penalty not exceeding five pounds, to be paid
by the person causing such materials or other things to be laid, or such
hole or excavation to be made, for each week during which the same
building materials or such hole or excavation shall so remain: and in any
such case proof of the necessity of a continuance thereof respectively
shall be upon the person so causing such materials or other things to be
laid, or causing such hole or excavation to be made.

And be it enacted, That if any building or excavation on any land or
place contiguous to any street within the limits of this Act shall for
want of sufficient repair, protection, or inclosure, be dangerous to the
passengers along such street, the owner thereof shall be liable to a
penalty not more than five pounds.

And be it enacted, That it shall be lawful for the vestry or district
board during such time as any street within the limits of this Act is
being made or repaired, or during the making of any sewer or drain by the
vestry or district board, or when they shall consider it expedient to
close such street, or any part of the same, by such ways or means as they
shall think fit.

Every vestry and district board shall have full power and authority to
pave, if they think fit, any uninclosed space which may have been the
forecourt of any house or building in any street, and the same shall
thenceforward become the public highway, and whenever the fence or other
enclosure shall have been removed, it shall not be lawful for the owner
or occupier of the said house or building again to enclose the said
space.

                                * * * * *

 _From the Vestry Clerk to the Clerk of the Metropolitan Board of Works_.

                                                      December 29th, 1859.

Dear Sir,—I am directed by the Vestry of this parish to request that,
when your Board shall apply to Parliament for the further Amendment of
the Metropolis Local Management Act, a clause may be introduced, enacting
that so much of the provisions of the 67th and 68th sections of the 57th
George the III., cap. 29, being “An Act for better paving, improving, and
regulating the streets of the Metropolis, and removing and preventing
Nuisances and Obstructions therein,” as relates to the nuisance arising
from hog styes, and to the breeding, feeding, and keeping of swine, and
suffering them to stray, be extended to the following parishes and places
within the Metropolis, which were not, at the time of the passing of the
said Act, included in the Weekly Bills of Mortality: that is to
say,—Paddington; Camberwell; Chelsea; St. Mary Abbot, Kensington;
Woolwich; St. John, Hampstead; St. Paul, Deptford, including Hatcham; St.
Nicholas, Deptford; Greenwich; Clapham; Tooting Graveney; Streatham; St.
Mary, Battersea, excluding Penge; Wandsworth; Putney; including
Roehampton; St. Mary, Stoke Newington; St. Peter and St. Paul,
Hammersmith; Fulham; St. Mary, Stratford-le-Bow; and St. Leonard,
Bromley: also enacting that the penalties imposed by these sections may
be recovered in the manner provided by the 227th section of the Act for
the better Local Management of the Metropolis, 18th and 19th Vict., cap.
120.

                                         I have the honor to be, dear Sir,
                                                    Your obedient Servant,
                                                              CHAS. LAHEE,
                                                             Vestry Clerk.

J. Pollard, Esq.,
Metropolitan Board of Works,
1, Greek Street, Soho.

                                * * * * *

                                                      December 29th, 1859.

Dear Sir,—I am directed by this Vestry to request that when your Board
shall apply to Parliament for the further Amendment of the Metropolis
Local Management Act, 18 and 19 Vict., cap. 120, the 85th section of that
Act may be altered by the insertion after the first word “works” of words
to the following effect: viz.:—

    “And in the case of combined drainage such notice may require that
    each house of any block of houses drained in combination, or so many
    thereof as the Vestry or Board shall see fit, shall be drained
    separately into a sewer.”

                                         I have the honor to be, dear Sir,
                                                    Your obedient Servant,
                                                              CHAS. LAHEE,
                                                             Vestry Clerk.

J. Pollard, Esq.,
Metropolitan Board of Works,
1, Greek Street, Soho.

                                * * * * *

                                                       January 23rd, 1860.

Dear Sir,—The Metropolitan Association of Medical Officers of Health have
brought under the consideration of this Vestry the desirability of
extending to the cow houses within the Metropolis, the system of annual
licenses, as it prevails with regard to slaughter houses, and they have
directed me to acquaint you, for the information of the Metropolitan
Board of Works, that if a proposal is made to provide for such an
extension of the law, in their forthcoming amendment Bill, this Vestry,
upon the recommendation of their Medical Officer of Health, will give
such proposal their cordial support.

I beg to send you a copy of the Report of Dr. Barclay, our Medical
Officer of Health, above alluded to.

                                         I have the honor to be, dear Sir,
                                                    Your obedient Servant,
                                                              CHAS. LAHEE,
                                                             Vestry Clerk.

J. Pollard, Esq.,
1, Greek Street, Soho.

                                * * * * *

 _Extract from the Report of the Medical Officer of Health to the Vestry
                        of the Parish of Chelsea_.

                                                      22nd November, 1859.

At your last meeting I was requested to report upon a suggestion made to
this Vestry by the Metropolitan Association of Medical Officers of
Health, to the effect that you should unite with other vestries in the
endeavour “to procure insertion in the proposed bill for amending the
Metropolis Local Management Act, of a clause relating to the annual
licensing of Cow Houses.”  I was also requested to consider the propriety
of extending the system of licensing to the keeping of pigs.

With reference to these two questions, I have to observe, that the
grounds upon which such a proposition rests are mainly two; viz.:, the
_necessity for_ such a business being carried on where it now is, and the
probability that such a business may, if carelessly conducted, be a
nuisance to the neighbourhood.  For by the very fact of the license being
granted, the option of endeavouring to remove the cause of nuisance
altogether is entirely given up.  This authority is accorded to the
magistrate, by the Nuisances Removal Act, but is very rarely exercised in
cases brought before the Metropolitan Police Courts, because it has
generally been held that its powers were not intended to be used for the
suppression, but only for the regulation of offensive trades.

In regard to the keeping of cows throughout the Metropolis, a necessity
exists from which, under present circumstances, we cannot escape,
because, in hot weather, neither milk nor cream can be brought from a
distance in a perfectly sweet and fresh state, and at no time of year can
good cream be obtained from milk (as I am informed) after a journey.  At
the same time, cow houses badly kept in a town are liable to become a
nuisance, 1st by effluvia from the building itself; 2nd, by accumulations
of dung, and annoyances during their removal, of which we have had
several examples in this parish; 3rd, by injury to the health of the
cows, which will consequently yield a supply of unhealthy milk, or may
become the means of diseased meat being sold at the inferior butchers’
stalls.  Under such circumstances, it seems not unreasonable that the
vestry should seek by conceding the necessity for their permanence and
granting a license, to place them more completely under the control of
their officers.

                                * * * * *

          _Letter from W. Tite_, _Esq._, _to the Vestry Clerk_.

My dear Sir,

                                * * * * *

Mr. Woolrych asks me whether the vestry can suggest a clause to meet the
case of combined drainage when it has appeared to become public drainage
by the ill advised arrangements of the late Commissioners?

This was the point on which I saw him some months since, and if the
vestry wish it, I will try what is to be done; you had better perhaps
give me a call any morning you please.

                                                              Yours truly,
                                                             WILLIAM TITE.

                                * * * * *

             _From the Vestry Clerk to W. Tite_, _Esq. M.P._

                               PIPE SEWERS.

                                                       January 14th, 1860.

Sir,—Not being a lawyer I speak with great diffidence on the subject of
your note of the 7th, but it appears to me that if an alteration were
made in the interpretation clause of the Local Management Act, as to the
meaning of the word “drain,” it would accomplish what we wish.

It now runs thus, “the word ‘drain’ shall mean and include any drain of
and used for the drainage of one building only, or premises within the
same curtilage, and made merely for the purpose of communicating with a
cesspool or other like receptacle for drainage, or with a sewer into
which the drainage of two or more buildings or premises, occupied by
different persons, is conveyed, _and shall also include any drain for
draining any group or block of houses by a combined operation_, _under
the order of any vestry or district board_.”  I would suggest that the
following words be added “or under the order, sanction, or direction of
any Commissioners of Sewers, acting within the metropolis previous to the
passing of the Act for the better Local Management of the metropolis, 18
and 19 Vic. Cap. 120.”

                            COMBINED DRAINAGE.
                           PIG STY REGULATIONS.

These two matters formed the subjects of my communication to Mr. Pollard,
of the 29th ultimo, and copies of them were on the same day sent to you.
They both have reference to the amendment of the Act, and were
recommended to the vestry by Dr. Barclay, the Medical Officer of Health.

                                                                I am, Sir,
                                                    Your obedient Servant,
                                                              CHAS. LAHEE,
                                                             Vestry Clerk.

William Tite, Esq., M.P. &c. &c.
42, Lowndes Square.

                                * * * * *

                  _The Vestry Clerk to the Solicitors_.

                                                            May 2nd, 1860.

             METROPOLIS LOCAL MANAGEMENT ACT AMENDMENT BILL.

Dear Sirs,—You may have observed that Mr. Tite introduced this Bill into
the House of Commons on Monday evening, consequently no time must be lost
in seeing him with reference to the following matters.

It is unfortunate that the Bill accompanying your letter of the 24th
ultimo was not the last reprint: however, I beg to send you a copy of the
last reprint, which you will observe differs in some particulars, and as
to the numbers of the clauses, from the former one.

With reference to your letter of the 24th ultimo, and the Bill
accompanying it, they were referred by the Vestry on that day to the
Committee of Works, and they met yesterday to consider them.

I beg to send you an extract from the Minutes with reference to them.

                                                          I am, dear Sirs,
                                                    Your obedient Servant,
                                                              CHAS. LAHEE,
                                                             Vestry Clerk.

Messrs. Lee and Pemberton,
44, Lincoln’s Inn Fields, W.C.

                                * * * * *

 _Extract from the Minutes of a Meeting of the Committee of Works and for
  General Purposes_, _held in the Board Room_, _Manor House_, _Tuesday_,
                            _May_ 1_st_, 1860,

The Committee considered the letter of the Solicitors (Messrs. Lee and
Pemberton), dated 24th of April, respecting the Bill for the Amendment of
the Metropolis Local Management Act.  The Clerk laid upon the table 12
copies of the last reprint of the Bill, and reported that the Bill had
been introduced the previous evening in the House of Commons by Mr. Tite,
M.P.

Resolved,—That this Committee _do not_ concur with the Solicitors in
their remarks upon the Bill accompanying their letter respecting the
following five clauses:—

CLAUSE 11, enacting that any Vestry or District Board may pay the
precepts of the Metropolitan Board of Works out of any money in their
possession, and reimburse themselves out of the Sewers Rate.  _Remark
referred to_:—‘We think this clause very objectionable; it appears to
involve a breach of trust on the part of the Vestry.  Funds raised for
one purpose should not be applied to another; and the effect is to give
the Metropolitan Board of Works a first charge on every Rate collected.
What does the Poor Law Board say to it?’

CLAUSE 13, enacting that if any Vestry, &c., neglect to pay the money
required by the precepts of the Metropolitan Board of Works, that Board
may make a rate on default, without awaiting the expiration of the period
fixed by the precept.  _Remark referred to_:—‘Two months is not enough,
it should at least be four.’

CLAUSE 41, relating to the case of a Vestryman—a member of a District
Board—not attending meetings for six months.  _Remark referred to_:—‘Or
committee thereof.  We think this inexpedient.  The member should go out
as if by rotation, and be ineligible for the vacancy so created.’

CLAUSE 60, relative to contributions to the cost of main sewers and
sewers built since January 1st, 1856, or hereafter to be built.  _Remark
referred to_:—‘Leave out these words (lines 32 and 33, ‘at their
discretion’).’

CLAUSE 62, prescribing the regulations to be observed in making openings
into sewers.  _Remark referred to_:—‘We think this clause is better out,
unless it is made to go further.  The Vestry should have power to alter
old drains.’

_Resolved_,—That if in the opinion of the Solicitors further powers are
requisite than are contained in the above clause, they be authorized to
prepare such a clause.

_Resolved_,—That this Committee _do_ concur with the solicitors in their
remarks respecting the following ten clauses, and authorize them to
prepare clauses to give effect to their recommendations.

CLAUSE 22, relative to the recovery of moneys assessed by the
Metropolitan Board of Works on extra parochial property for payment of
debts.  _Remark referred to_—‘Instead of ‘a justice’ should be ‘two
justices or a police magistrate,’ the same error occurs in other parts of
the Bill.’

CLAUSE 42, providing that owners and occupiers of land may execute
drainage works at their own expense.  _Remark referred to_:—‘We think the
sewer when built should vest in the Vestry.  It should be built under the
superintendence of their Surveyor; and the party applying should find
sureties for the performance of the work, under penalties, to be
recoverable as liquidated damages.’

_Resolved_,—That in the opinion of this Committee the words in line 21
‘hereinafter mentioned’ should stand, with the interlineation ‘_or_ that
any Vestry may think proper to attach.’

CLAUSE 48, prescribing the regulations to be observed on abandonment,
alteration, &c., of designs for sewers previously approved by the
Metropolitan Board of Works.  _Remark referred to_:—‘And in case they do
there should be a heavy penalty recoverable by action.’

CLAUSE 66, empowering Vestries, &c., on neglect of owners, &c., to carry
out works, pursuant to orders, to proceed for the penalties, or do the
works themselves, and recover the cost.  _Remark referred to_:—‘Line 27
erase ‘person or persons,’ insert ‘such owner or occupier.’  Line 37
insert ‘or occupier.’

CLAUSE 67, extending penalties to persons causing offences.  _Remark
referred to_:—‘And all penalties recoverable under this Act.’

CLAUSE 69, empowering Vestries, &c., to compel supply of water to houses.
_Remark referred to_:—‘We do not think this clause will work, unless a
power be invested for making the expense a first charge; it will be
nugatory and will cause useless expense.

CLAUSE 74, empowering Vestries, &c., with sanction of the Metropolitan
Board of Works, to effect improvements within their districts, &c.
_Remark referred to_:—‘We think this clause requires remodelling.  It
does not go far enough.  We think the clauses for improving streets in
the Towns improvement Clauses Act should be embodied in this Act,
particularly sec. 67; and also the clauses of the Lands Clauses
Consolidation Act, enabling the Vestry to take compulsory possession of
land.’

CLAUSE 75, enacting that buildings projecting beyond the general line of
the street, where taken down to an extent exceeding one half, shall be
set back to the general line.  _Remark referred to_:—‘This should be
extended to Vestries with the consent of the Metropolitan Board of
Works.’

CLAUSE 78, empowering Vestries &c. to drain and pave courts, &c. on
default of owners, in lieu of enforcing penalties.  _Remark referred
to_:—‘The judgment when recovered should be a first charge on the
property, with power of sale in default of payment, on three month’s
notice affixed on the premises.’

CLAUSE 93, enacting that a Vestry or District Board may require payment
of costs or expenses from an owner or occupier, and the occupier paying
to deduct from rent.  _Remark referred to_:—‘We do not think the clause
goes far enough.  The Vestry to be properly protected against their
enormous outlay, should have a statutable charge upon the premises for
moneys expended by them recovered by judgment.  We see no reason why the
Vestry should not have a power of sale something similar to that given to
the Commissioners of Police under the 74th section of the Metropolitan
Buildings Act, 18 & 19 Vic., cap. 122; unless this is effectually done,
the annual loss to every parish which carries out the intentions of the
Metropolis Local Management Act, must be considerable; the Act will
become a dead letter, or Vestries must be protected from loss.’

_Resolved_,—That the attention of the Solicitors be directed to the
discrepancy between the marginal note to Clause 52, and the body of the
clause.

_Resolved_,—That the Solicitors do endeavour to obtain the following
alterations:—Clause 90 in the Bill above referred to, line 29, omit the
words, ‘which may be unfit for the keeping of swine, or where the
breeding, feeding, or keeping swine may create a nuisance or be injurious
to health,’ in order to insert the words, ‘within forty yards of any
street.’

Line 31, insert after the word ‘place’ the words, ‘or in any locality,
premises, or place in such manner as to be a nuisance to other persons
residing near thereto.’

_Resolved_,—That the Solicitors and the Vestry Clerk be instructed to
arrange with Mr. Tite as to the best mode of obtaining the above
alterations in the Bill now before Parliament.

                                * * * * *

              _The Vestry Clerk to W. Tite_, _Esq._, _M.P._

                                                         April 25th, 1861.

             METROPOLIS LOCAL MANAGEMENT ACT AMENDMENT BILL.

Sir,

I am directed to send you copy of a Petition of this Vestry to the House
of Commons respecting your Bills (Nos. 1 & 2) for Amending the Metropolis
Local Management Act, which Lord Enfield has been requested to present.

I am also to send you the four new clauses and amendments which are
referred to in the prayer of the Petition, and to request that you will
obtain the introduction of them into the Bill No. 1.

                                              I have the honor to be, Sir,
                                                    Your obedient Servant,
                                                              CHAS. LAHEE,
                                                             Vestry Clerk.

W. Tite, Esq., M.P., &c., &c.,
42, Lowndes Square.

                                * * * * *

_To the Honourable the Commons of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and
                    Ireland in Parliament assembled_.

The Petition of the Vestry of the Parish of St. Luke, Chelsea, in the
County of Middlesex,

SHEWETH,

That Your Petitioners are informed and believe that two Bills, intituled
respectively “The Metropolis Local Management Act Amendment Bills, Nos. 1
& 2,” are now before your Honourable House, by the first of which relief
is proposed to be given to the late Counter’s Creek separate sewerage
district in this parish, for certain sums expended in respect of the
Counters Creek Diversion Works, and improperly charged upon the said
district in respect of the construction of sewers and works for the
general benefit of the Metropolis; and by the other it is intended to
settle upon equitable principles the parishes, districts, and parts, upon
which certain debts of the Metropolitan Commissioners of Sewers shall
stand charged, having regard to the benefit derived by those parishes,
&c., respectively from such expenditure.

That under the Act for the Better Local Management of the Metropolis, 18
& 19 Vic., cap. 120, the Metropolitan Board of Works found themselves
unable, from the defective powers of the said Act, to give any relief to
the said Counters Creek District from payment of the charges upon it
above mentioned, and in consequence thereof a great amount of
dissatisfaction has existed in this and other districts similarly
circumstanced.

That in consequence of such and other defects in the practical working of
the Metropolis Local Management Act, the Vestries and District Boards
constituted under the said Act have instigated the Metropolitan Board to
introduce the said Bills to your Honourable House to remedy the same, and
for other purposes.

That your Petitioners being by the said Metropolis Local Management Act
constituted the authority to order the levying of the rates under the
said Act, have incurred a considerable amount of unpopularity and censure
in performing a duty which is against their own consciences, and
repulsive to the feelings of the ratepayers residing in that district.

Your Petitioners therefore humbly pray your Honourable House that the
said Bill, with certain amendments and new clauses which your Petitioners
propose to endeavour to effect the introduction of, when in Committee may
pass into law.

And your Petitioners will ever pray.

                                                              CHAS. LAHEE,
                                                             Vestry Clerk.

Given under the common seal of the said Vestry, this 23rd day of April,
1861.

                                * * * * *

                         _The Four New Clauses_.

1.—In Clause 46, line four, for the words “twenty-six” substitute the
word “thirteen;” add a clause after said clause as follows:—“If any
member of the Metropolitan Board of Works shall be absent from the
meetings of the said Board for thirteen consecutive weeks, he shall
thereupon cease to be a member of the said Board; and the said
Metropolitan Board of Works shall immediately send notice of the fact to
the Vestry or District Board by which such member was elected, whereupon
which Vestry or District Board shall forthwith proceed to elect a new
member for the said Metropolitan Board in the room of the member so
ceasing to be a member as aforesaid; and such election shall be conducted
in accordance with the 44th, 45th, and 46th sections of the
firstly-recited Act, so far as the same are respectively applicable.”

2.—Provided always that in construing the 6th section of the
firstly-recited Act, in calculating the number of Poor Rate assessments
in any parish, each house, or piece or parcel of land, tenement, or
hereditament rated to the relief of the poor, shall be counted and taken
as a separate Poor Rate assessment.

3.—Notwithstanding anything in the said recited Acts or this Act to the
contrary, Be it enacted, that the Vestry of the Parish of Chelsea, in the
County of Middlesex, shall from time to time raise and levy the sums
which they may require for defraying the expenses of executing the said
Acts and this Act, and shall for that purpose make separate equal pound
rates upon their parish or part thereof, in like manner as overseers are
required to do with respect to the sums for which orders are by the
firstly-recited Act directed to be made upon them by Vestries and
District Boards; and shall in raising such sums act upon the like
principles, and have the like discretion, as provided in the
firstly-recited Act with respect to orders upon Overseers by Vestries and
District Boards, subject to the provisions of this Act, and shall for
that purpose have free access to, and be at liberty to copy or adopt any
assessment to the Poor Rate in the said parish, or any part or parts of
such assessment; and such Vestry shall have power to appoint a collector
or collectors for levying the amount of such rates, and to pay him or
them such salary, poundage, or allowance as they may deem just and
reasonable; and shall take such security from every such collector for
the due execution of his duty as they shall think reasonable and proper;
and such collector or collectors shall proceed in the same manner, and
shall have the same powers and remedies, and be subject to the same
regulations and directions with reference to the levying of such rates,
as if he or they were an overseer or overseers of the poor, and shall pay
over the amount of such rates to the said Vestry or otherwise, as such
Vestry may direct; and such collector or collectors shall, when and in
such manner as shall be required by the said Vestry, make out and deliver
a true and perfect account in writing, signed by him or them, of all
monies received by him or them, in manner provided by the 65th section of
the firstly-recited Act; and in default of his or their so paying over
such moneys, or making out and delivering such account in writing, he or
they shall be subject to the penalties mentioned and contained in the
said 65th section of the firstly-recited Act in the case of officers or
servants failing to account for moneys received; and it shall be lawful
for the said Vestry by order in writing, to require the Clerk to the
Guardians of the Poor of the said parish or other person having the
custody or control of any rate for the relief of the poor in such parish,
or of any other rate or of any book containing a copy of any such rate as
aforesaid, to furnish within such period, not being less than seven days,
as shall be limited in such order, a true copy of such rate for the
relief of the poor, or other rate or of such copy thereof, as aforesaid,
or of such part or parts of the same as shall be specified in such order,
on payment or tender for such copy at the rate of sixpence for every
twenty-four names (inclusive of all the particulars in the several
columns in the rate, so far as such particulars have reference to such
names respectively), and the said copy shall be examined by and signed by
such Clerk, or other person, and shall be verified by his solemn
declaration, if the said Vestry shall require the same, which solemn
declaration any Justice of the Peace or Commissioner duly authorized is
hereby empowered to administer, and any person having the custody or
control of such rate, or copy thereof, who shall refuse or neglect to
make and deliver to such Vestry or any person by them authorised to
receive the same, such copy or extract, or to make such solemn
declaration as aforesaid, shall be liable to a penalty not exceeding £10
for every such offence, and to a further penalty of £10 for each and
every day during which the said offence shall be continued, to be
recovered by a summary proceeding.

4.—That in place of the 109th Clause, the following be inserted:—“The two
hundred and thirty-fourth section of the firstly-recited Act is hereby
repealed, and in lieu thereof be it enacted, that all penalties or
forfeitures payable or recoverable under the firstly-recited Act, or this
Act, and all penalties or forfeitures recovered by any Vestry or District
Board acting as the local authority for the execution within their
respective parish or district of ‘The Nuisances Removal Act for England,
1855,’ shall go and be paid in manner hereinafter mentioned, anything
contained in an Act made and passed in the session holden in the Second
and Third years of the reign of Her present Majesty, chapter seventy-one,
or in any other Act or Acts to the contrary notwithstanding;—that is to
say, shall go to the Vestry or District Board of the parish or district
in which the offence was committed, or to the Metropolitan Board of Works
in case the injury shall have been sustained by, or the offence committed
in respect of that Board; and all sums which shall go to or be recovered
by any Board or Vestry on account of any penalty or forfeiture, shall be
paid to their treasurer, or into such bank to their account as they may
direct, and shall be applicable towards the general expenses of such
Board or Vestry.”



APPENDIX No. 20.
CHELSEA CHARITIES.


_The Articles in the_ West Middlesex Advertiser _referred to in Mr.
Druce’s letter at page_ 20, _in the Report_.

                                                            April 7, 1860.

The peculiar position in which the parish of St. Luke’s, Chelsea, at the
present moment stands, induces every one interested to prevent by every
possible means the occurrence of future discord arising from what may in
after years be difficult to correct.  Probably for many years, no period
has ever existed in which the parish of Chelsea has been more dependent
on the wise action of its patrons, property holders, and inhabitants in
general than at the present moment.  Circumstances having afforded us
opportunities of acquiring much knowledge of its affairs generally, and
deeming that the kindest act would be to communicate some portions of
that knowledge to our fellow-parishioners, we venture to intrude the
following matters on their attention.  Our readers are aware of the
movement made with reference to the assessments, but they may also know
from personal experience, the great difficulty of the question, and from
having been for some years, careful observers of the actions of many of
those gentleman who bestow so much of their time and ability on parochial
affairs, we are thoroughly convinced, that such matters are carefully and
honestly administered; and although the watchful check of the ratepayers
and other Societies is very beneficial, we doubt whether much good would
arise from any material change.  The attention of the Vestry, and the
separation to some extent of church matters from the general interests of
the parish, has deprived its officers of the advantage of a “legal vestry
clerk,” and thus the local authorities in whom are vested many of its
charities have lost their best and proper adviser, and many of the
charity interests are not in such a state as they should be in a
well-ordered parish; for instance, the sums of money belonging to the St.
Luke’s, Chelsea, parochial school stand thus—

£764 13s. 4d., the gift of Earl Cadogan, stands in the name of Lee
Jortin, Esq., and others, some of whom have passed away, and Mr. Jortin,
is not so strong in health as his friends would wish him.

£692 2s. 4d., the gift of Mr. Gibbs and Mr. Bryan, stands in the name of
the Rev. Chas. Kingsley and Philip Burrard, both dead.

£100 the gift of Mr. P. Burrard, stands in the name of the Rev. C.
Kingsley and Mr. Walker, both dead.

£450 the gift of Mrs. MacPherson,

£445 14s. 7d., the gift of Charles Walker, Esq., stand in the name of the
Rev. Charles Kingsley and Mr. W. Druce.  Thus supposing the first to be
in safe trust, the two next are without any trustees, and the two last,
in the name of one individual, which is not as it should be.

Again, Chamberlain’s Charity is for educating boys in the parochial
school, and then apprenticing them; the Vestry elects the boys, and the
parochial officers ought to do the rest, but the money is placed in the
Savings’ Bank, and there we suppose it rests; there is a sum of money
also lying at the parish bankers to the credit of the Chelsea charities,
which we much suspect belongs to this charity, this sum has been lying
unused for many years: it is also the duty of the parochial officers to
see that the money paid for the benefit of the school children under Mr.
Flood’s gift is properly applied: the treasurer of the schools cannot be
expected to apprentice the children, so this money also finds its way
into the Savings’ Bank.  It is in these cases that the loss of the legal
Vestry Clerk is felt, as from the nature of the present Vestry, and the
limitation as to powers of interference with church matters, renders the
assistance of the able Clerk of the Vestry, as now constituted, of no
avail.  The question also of the Church Trustees is in a very peculiar
state; there is great uncertainty as to their powers.  A most careful
examination of the conflicting clauses of the Act creates great doubt as
to whether the power of the Trustees to make a rate does actually expire
at the present period, as is generally believed.  If their powers of
rating do expire, they will find themselves with an important trust to
carry out without the means of performing their trust.  We think it would
tend much to the well-being of the parish generally if the Vestry, on
Easter Tuesday, were to appoint a committee to inquire and report on the
course it may be desirable to pursue with respect to the Church Trust.
It must be the wish of everyone that the power to rate should cease
absolutely, and that we should never again hear of a church rate in the
parish of Chelsea.  Possibly a short Act of Parliament, annulling the
present Board of Trustees, and putting an end to the Act, would be the
best mode of proceeding; thus leaving the Rector and Incumbent of the
churches and the Church Officers to take charge of their own interests,
taking the revenue of the church and making the best of it; the removal
of the expense of the Board of Trustees, and a moderate contribution of
the congregations towards the expense of what may be called church
luxuries would meet the necessity of the case.  Without great care and
consideration this matter may become a troublesome and annoying parochial
question.  The old Rector has passed away, a new one has been appointed;
let us not forget that, amidst the doctrinal disquisition and rubrical
eccentricities of which we have heard so much, we have enjoyed, under the
former, a quarter of a century of religious peace, and let us hope that
the wise actions of the new one may tend to increase the affectionate
feeling so many of us hold for the memory of his father and grandfather.

                      _Saturday_, _April_ 14, 1860.

Though the name of Mr. LOVELAND is always spoken of with the greatest
respect as the former vestry clerk of this parish, yet we by no means
wish to infer the necessity of a legal gentleman filling that office.  We
believe that it could not be in better hands than it is, and we have felt
it to be our duty, on more occasions than one, to express our warm
approbation of the conduct of Mr. LAHEE.  Litigation will arise in every
parish, and may be promoted to a very great extent by the appointment of
attorneys, and even if it were not so they would get the credit and the
obloquy, and therefore should not be placed in so unenviable a position.

Mr. Toulmin Smith says, ‘It may be safely stated, that it will be usually
the wisest course not to appoint a person of the legal profession to the
office of vestry clerk.  It is quite unnecessary to the discharge of any
of his duties that he should be of that profession; while his being so
has a tendency to encourage a narrow technical mode of dealing with the
duties of the parish, and very often indeed lead to litigation, for which
there is no real occasion whatever.

‘Every parish should, however, have some known and confidential
professional man of the neighbourhood, to whom it should refer on
occasions needing professional action or advice.’

Again, in Brady and Mahon’s work on Parochial Law and Taxation it is
said, ‘A custom has prevailed of late years of appointing attorneys as
vestry clerks.  The numberless statutes by which parochial affairs are
now regulated, give something like a satisfaction to this practice, and
the conflicting decision of the courts of law on parish cases, would lead
to a belief that none but a lawyer could be qualified for the office.
But whatever may be the cause, the fact appears to be unquestionable that
such appointments have tended greatly to the increase of parochial
expenditure; for the professional gentlemen thus selected as vestry
clerks, however unjust it may be to attribute to them obliquity, foul
play or evil designs very naturally carry with them into office a sort of
_esprit du corps_ which leads to appeals to quarter sessions, vexatious
removals, litigious contests, journies half over the kingdom, the
inevitable consequence of which is an enormous annual expenditure,
amounting, it is said, to something like one third of the total poor
rates!’

With such statements as these emanating from lawyers it would be absurd
to argue for the continuance of a practice fraught with such imminent
danger to the pockets of the parishioners.



APPENDIX No. 21.
CREMORNE GARDENS.


       _Report of the Committee of Works and for General Purposes_.

                            Board Room, Manor House, September 24th, 1860.

                 To the Vestry of the Parish of Chelsea.

Gentlemen,—We, the undersigned, of your Committee of Works and for
General Purposes, beg to present the following special report upon the
resolution passed by you on the 11th instant (25):—

    “That the Committee of Works be requested to consider the whole
    question relating to Cremorne Gardens as to past proceedings, present
    injury and annoyance to the parishioners, and the probable increase
    of such damage and nuisance in consequence of the proposed change
    from one proprietor to a company; to report thereon, and the course
    they would recommend to be adopted to mitigate, and, if necessary,
    put an end to the evil.”

With reference to the first portion of the enquiry we have had laid
before us, the whole record of your former proceedings, with the evidence
taken before the licensing magistrates in 1857, which we have attentively
considered; and we are of opinion that the second report presented by the
Committee at that time contains much that is valuable, and only requires
to obtain due publicity to have a great effect in diminution of the evils
to which it adverts—evils which the unfavourable weather during the past
season has prevented from becoming so intolerable as during the seasons
of 1858 and 1859, but which the return of a hot summer, and the intended
change from the direct responsibility attaching to one proprietorship to
the infinitesimally reduced responsibility of the individual shareholders
in a public company would, in the opinion of your Committee, largely
increase.

Nor, it is to be feared, would these evils be confined as heretofore to
the summer months, for the prospectus of the new company offers the bait
to shareholders that the gardens may be made profitable during the winter
also.

Having regard therefore to the magnitude of the question with which we
have to deal, and the advice of a sub-committee appointed by us to
consult the solicitors as to the course to be pursued, we recommend that
the report before alluded to, be printed and circulated, and that a
petition be presented forthwith to the licensing magistrates, praying
that the hour of closing Cremorne Gardens may be made twelve o’clock at
night, as has been the case with other public gardens, and that the
solicitors be instructed to take all necessary steps in that behalf.

Respectfully submitted,

                                                       WM. HALL, Chairman.
                                                          W. NEWTON FINCH.
                                                          ALEXR. BLAZDELL.
                                                              W. LAWRENCE.
                                                              WILLIAM FOY.
                                                           J. COWAN BREUN.
                                                             HENRY OXFORD.
                                                               WM. SANSUM.



APPENDIX No. 22.


  _Report of a Committee appointed to investigate the State of the Town
           Meadows called_ “_The Lotts_,” _April_ 18_th_, 1834.

    “We have seen the land, and behold it is very good.”—Judges xviii. 9.

Mr. Chairman,—Agreeably to the Resolution passed at the last Board
relative to the appointment of a Committee to go and view the meadow-land
called “the Lotts,” I have now to inform you, Sir, and the Committee at
large, that we proceeded thither on Friday morning, and upon arrival, we
found the gates locked up; we, however, procured the key of the adjoining
lands which communicate with “the Lotts,” of a woman who lives in the
late Mr. Brown’s cottage.

After proceeding to the western extremity of the meadow, we found that a
large bank had been thrown up at the time of the cutting of the canal,
and that by this means perhaps one fourth part of the land had been lost,
or taken away to widen the canal; but we were of opinion that this bank
might be gradually levelled and sloped down on the meadow below, so as to
elevate it, and render it free from inundation, and thus make it more fit
for any kind of cultivation or pasture.  And we were all moreover
unanimously of opinion, that it would be highly desirable to obtain
re-possession of this valuable piece of land for the use of the
parishioners.

No determination, however, as to the means by which this most desirable
object could be effected was formed on this occasion, and I am humbly of
opinion that the Committee must continue their earnest endeavours, in
order to obtain all possible evidence upon this difficult and complicated
case.  It seems proper to observe, in this stage of the business, that
“the Lotts” are Lammas Land, and have been for ages appurtenant to the
Manor of Chelsea.  The Lord of the Manor possesses the right of letting
the land on lease, for the Spring and Summer quarters, beginning with
March and ending in August; and the inhabitants at large enjoy the
privilege of turning in their cattle from August till February, being the
Autumn and Winter quarters.  This state of appropriation continued till
the year 1825 or 1826, when the Directors of the Kensington Canal Company
took unlawful possession of them for their own use, immediately upon the
completion of their Canal; and they have illegally detained them ever
since, and have let them successively to several persons, and received
rent for the same.  It now, therefore, becomes a question, by what
authority they have shut out the ancient inhabitants, landowners, and
householders from their undoubted privilege of turning in their cattle to
graze, a privilege which they have uninterruptedly enjoyed for a
succession of ages, and which they are confident has never been on their
part either invalidated or annulled.

It must not, however, be concealed on this occasion, that it has been
confidently reported from many quarters that money was offered to the
parishioners for the surrender of their rights to these lands, by the
Directors of the Canal Company; and that money was accepted by the
Churchwardens of that time; for their Act of Parliament specially
declares that the Churchwardens, Overseers, and four Freeholders
appointed in Vestry, only shall receive and be accountable for all monies
paid for land under this act.

But after the most diligent enquiry relative to any money transactions,
or to the execution of any bond, or deed, or lease, or assignment, we
have the affirmation in writing of one of the then Churchwardens, denying
the receipt of any money, or compensation whatever; and as this
Churchwarden is a man of probity, we are, of course, bound to place every
degree of confidence in his averment.  It is also necessary to mention,
that the Directors of the Kensington Canal Company have become bankrupt
since the completion of the Canal, and that any legal proceedings on our
part to endeavour to obtain any money from them, either as compensation
for damages done to the lands, or for rent, would only involve the parish
in useless expense.

Your Committee, therefore, after a most careful and diligent
investigation, are of opinion that it would be prudent to wait patiently
until the twelfth day of August next, and on that day those inhabitants
who have been accustomed to turn in their cattle to graze, should proceed
thither with some horses and cows, preceded by the Parish Beadle, Rector,
Churchwardens, Overseers, and such Members of the Parochial Committee,
and other inhabitants, as may think proper, and if upon their arrival
they find the gates locked up, they be ordered to break them open, and
turn in their cattle as they have been accustomed to do from time
immemorial.

In conclusion, permit me to apologize to you, Sir, for the length of this
Report, and humbly to hope that the extreme importance of the case
affecting the ancient and undoubted privileges of the inhabitants of this
Parish will form a sufficient apology; and finally, permit me to hope,
Sir, that you and every other Member of this Committee will cordially and
zealously assist me in my earnest endeavours to obtain the re-possession
of these lands.

_Resolved_, unanimously, that the thanks of the Committee be given to Mr.
Faulkner for his able Report, and that it be entered in the Minute Book,
and printed and circulated throughout the Parish.

                                                 J. W. LOCKWOOD, Chairman.

Chelsea Board Room, April 22, 1834.



APPENDIX No. 23.
CHELSEA HOSPITAL GROUNDS.


 _To the Right Honourable William Cowper_, _M.P._, _Chief Commissioner of
                Her Majesty’s Works and Public Buildings_.

  The Memorial of the Vestry of the Parish of Chelsea, in the County of
                                Middlesex,

SHEWETH,

That your Memorialists are sensible of, and grateful for, the benefit
which has resulted to their parish and to the public from the
improvements which have of late years been made in the grounds of the
Royal Hospital, and from their having been thrown open for the recreation
and resort of the crowded neighbouring population.

That by the present regulations, the grounds are closed during the months
of May, June, July, and August, at eight o’clock in the evening.

That an extension of the time of closing the gardens, particularly on
Sunday evenings, would, in the opinion of your Memorialists, be much
esteemed by their frequenters; and as evidence that this would be so, a
correspondent of your Memorialists writes: “An extension of the time of
closing the Royal Hospital Grounds to the same hours as Battersea Park,
would be accepted as a great boon by all classes, more especially on the
Sunday evenings in the hot weather, as, though the grounds are opened on
Sundays at two o’clock in the afternoon, they are not generally much
attended till after tea, which makes it half-past six o’clock, or even
seven, before the mass of visitors arrive (according to the distance they
have to come, as many come from London by the steamboats), and at a
quarter to eight o’clock in the very height of summer, they begin to
clear the grounds, and at eight o’clock precisely they are finally
closed.

It is naturally felt to be a great hardship to be so turned out when the
sun is shining brightly on a warm summer evening, and when, though
comparatively early, still too late to go anywhere else (except
Cremorne), and the consequences may at once be seen by the fact of the
public houses and beer shops in the neighbourhood being immediately
filled, a state of things much to be deplored.

Persons attending a place of worship are of course quite precluded from
taking a walk round the grounds when they come out, and before they go
home, the grounds being closed so early.

The comforts and rest of the inmates of the Royal Hospital need not be
interfered with, as the public could be shut off the central part at a
certain hour, if thought desirable, and all might leave the grounds by
the eastern and western entrances; and if the additional hour’s duty be
thought too much for the pensioners, three or four policemen additional,
or other attendants, could be provided at a very small additional
expense.

Your Memorialists therefore respectfully request that you will consider
the foregoing, and give directions that the regulations for closing the
said grounds may be assimilated to those of Battersea Park.

And your Memorialists will ever pray.

                                                              CHAS. LAHEE,
                                                             Vestry Clerk.

Given under the common seal of the said Vestry, this 17th day of July,
1860.

                                * * * * *

    _From A. Austin_, _Esq._, _Office of Works_, _&c._, _to the Vestry
                                 Clerk_.

3537.

                                                      Office of Works, &c.
                                                        23rd August, 1860.

Sir,

I am directed by the First Commissioner of Her Majesty’s Works, &c., to
acquaint you, for the information of the Vestry of the Parish of Chelsea,
that he has given instructions for the closing of Chelsea Hospital
Grounds at the same hours as the gates in Battersea Park, as requested in
their Memorial which accompanied your letter to this Board, dated the 2nd
instant, upon the understanding that some slight modification of the rule
may be adopted if any practical inconvenience to the authorities of the
Hospital should be found to result from the proposed alteration.

                                                                I am, Sir,
                                                    Your obedient Servant,
                                                            ALFRED AUSTIN,
                                                                Secretary.

Chas. Lahee, Esq.



APPENDIX No. 24.
THAMES EMBANKMENT.


  _To the Right Honorable the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament
                               assembled_.

The Petition of the Vestry of the Parish of Chelsea in the County of
Middlesex,

SHEWETH,

That there is now pending before your Honorable House a Bill entitled “A
Bill to continue the Duties on Coal and Wine by the Corporation of
London.”

That the provisions of the said Bill appear to your petitioners to be
pre-eminently calculated to accomplish a great object—viz., the
Embankment of the River Thames, and to provide a low level north sewer
within the same.

That the inhabitants of the kingdom, and particularly of the metropolis,
are greatly interested in the accomplishment of these measures.

That unless this Bill is passed into a law there will be no means of
embanking the Thames, except by an increase of taxation of the
inhabitants of the metropolis, who are already so heavily taxed by the
Main Drainage Rate, and the Sewers and other rates under the various acts
of parliament recently passed for public improvements, and for sanitary
purposes, that they are unable to bear any additional burthen.

Your petitioners therefore humbly pray your Honorable House that the said
Bill may pass into law.

And your petitioners will pray, &c.

                                                              CHAS. LAHEE,
                                                             Vestry Clerk.

Given under the common seal of the said Vestry, this thirteenth day of
April, 1861.



APPENDIX No. 25.
HORSE RIDE IN KENSINGTON GARDENS.


                 _To the Queen’s most Excellent Majesty_.

The Memorial of the Vestry of the Parish of Chelsea in the County of
Middlesex,

HUMBLY SHEWETH,

That the Vestry aforesaid, believing that the admission of the riding
public into Kensington Gardens, however it may conduce to the recreation
of equestrians, is inconsistent with the comfort and the safety of the
public in general who visit the gardens, and that the riding public have
already great and numerous facilities for horse exercise, pray that your
Majesty will be graciously pleased to direct that the Royal Gardens may
be restored to their former and long established state, and that
pedestrians only may be admitted thereto, as heretofore.

And your Majesty’s memorialists will ever pray.

                                                              CHAS. LAHEE,
                                                             Vestry Clerk.

Given under the common seal of the Vestry of the Parish of Chelsea, this
fourth day of August, 1860.



APPENDIX No. 26.
LOCAL MAGISTRACY.


                _The Vestry Clerk to the Lord Lieutenant_.

                                                      13th February, 1861.

My Lord Marquis,—I am instructed by this Vestry to transmit to your
Lordship a copy of a resolution passed by them at a late meeting.

Resolved,—That the parish of Chelsea, having been deprived of the
services as Magistrates of three gentlemen by death, and another being
about to retire from parochial duties, it is important for the interest
of the parish, that other gentlemen should be appointed in their place,
therefore, that the vestry memorialize the Lord Lieutenant of the county
for the appointment of some gentlemen who will act for the parish in that
capacity.

                                  I have the honor to be, my Lord Marquis,
                    Your Lordship’s most obedient and very humble servant,
                                                              CHAS. LAHEE,
                                                             Vestry Clerk.

The most Honorable the Marquis of Salisbury, K.G., P.C., &c. &c. &c.,
20, Arlington-street, Piccadilly.

                                * * * * *

                _The Lord Lieutenant to the Vestry Clerk_.

                                              London, February 13th, 1861.

Sir,—In answer to the memorial of the Vestry of the parish of St. Luke,
Chelsea, requesting that magistrates may be appointed to discharge the
parochial duties of the above mentioned parish, I have the honor to
inform you that I do not find it stated as one of the Divisions of the
County in which Petty Sessions are appointed to be held by the Court of
Quarter Sessions.

                                                                  I remain
                                                    Your obedient Servant,
                                                       GASCOYNE SALISBURY.

To the Vestry Clerk,
St. Luke’s, Chelsea.



APPENDIX No. 27.
PAROCHIAL ASSESSMENTS BILL.


_To the Honourable the Commons of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and
                    Ireland in Parliament assembled_.

  The petition of the Vestry of the Parish of Chelsea, in the County of
                                Middlesex,

SHEWETH,

1.  That a Bill has been introduced into your honourable House,
intituled, “A Bill to Amend the Law relating to Parochial Assessments in
England.”

2.  That your Petitioners view with much alarm many of the provisions of
the said Bill.

3.  That your Petitioners humbly submit that the present law on the
subject is based upon sound principles, and has in the main been found to
be efficient in its operation.

4.  That your Petitioners believe that the present law gives all
necessary protection to those who suffer from the evils resulting from
unjust and unequal assessments.

5.  That the present assessors, namely the Board of Guardians of the Poor
of this Parish, are in consequence of their appointment by the
parishioners, directly amenable to the voice of public opinion.

6.  That by the present Bill it is proposed, that in by far the greater
number of cases, the assessors should be appointed for life, by, and from
amongst the Crown appointed Magistrates of the County.

7.  That your Petitioners believe that the levying and the disbursing of
County Rates by a Board wholly irresponsible to the ratepayers, is a
source of general dissatisfaction throughout the country, dissatisfaction
which will be greatly increased when the large additional powers
contemplated in the Bill are conferred upon the Board.

8.  That the right at present possessed by the ratepayers of appeal to
the General Quarter Sessions against the original assessment, is by the
said Bill taken away, except in the few cases in which some principle of
rating may be involved.

9.  That the evils which it is alleged have arisen under the present law,
may in the opinion of your Petitioners, be remedied by a far less
cumbrous and costly machinery than that proposed by the said Bill.

10.  That the said Bill will, if it pass into law, give unprecedented and
unconstitutional powers to the Assessment Boards created under it.

11.  Your Petitioners, for the foregoing reasons therefore, humbly pray
that the said Bill may not pass into law.

                                                              CHAS. LAHEE,
                                                             Vestry Clerk.

Given under the common seal of the said Vestry, his twelfth day of March,
1861.



APPENDIX No. 28.


HOUSES AND POPULATION in Superintendent Registrar’s District, on March
31st, 1851, and on April 8th, 1861.



CHELSEA.

Inhabited Houses.        Population        Increase or Decrease      Excess of
                        Enumerated.          in the Number of        Registered
                                           Persons between 1851     Births over
                                                and 1861.            Registered
                                                                   Deaths in ten
                                                                       years.
 1851.     1861.      1851.      1861.    Increase.   Decrease.       1851–61.
    7591      8318     56,538     63,423        6885      —                   4302

                    SOME OTHER STATISTICS OF CHELSEA.

Date of Census.             POPULATION.             Inhabited Houses   By how many Families.      Uninhabited          Persons          Persons          Persons not
                                                                                                  Houses.              employed in      employed in      employed in
                                                                                                                       Agriculture.     Trade.           Agriculture or
                                                                                                                                                         Trade.
                   Males.     Females     Total.
1801.                  4651        6953      11604               1637                       2746                  128              183             1069           10,352
                                                                                                                       Families         Families         Other Families   Houses
                                                                                                                       chiefly          chiefly          not employed     Buildings.
                                                                                                                       employed in      employed in      in the two
                                                                                                                       Agriculture.     Trade,           preceding
                                                                                                                                        Manufacturers,   Classes.
                                                                                                                                        and
                                                                                                                                        Handicraft.
1811.                  7737       10525      18262               2430                       3968                  107              168             2217             1583              207
1821.                 11623       15237      26860               3602                       5829                  138              275             2979             2575              146
1831.                 14536       17835      32371               4635                       8032                  349               87             3985             3960               44
1841.                 17663       22516      40179               5648         No Return.                          178        Returns not continued in these Forms.                    100
1851.                 25475       31063      56538               7591  No Returns for Parishes.                   264                        Ditto                        98

APPENDIX No. 29.
ENFRANCHISEMENT OF THE PARISH OF CHELSEA.


    _Statistics laid before Lord Palmerston on the_ 5_th March_, 1861.

The united parishes of Chelsea and Kensington, according to the census in
1851, contained a population of upwards of 100,000 persons; and they are
now rated under Schedule A to the income and property tax, at £693,860.

Of the total number of cities and boroughs in the United Kingdom,
returning members to parliament, fifteen only are rated higher to the
income and property tax than Chelsea and Kensington, while 240 are rated
at a less amount.

There is no un-enfranchised town in the United Kingdom containing half
the population, or assessed at half the amount of property under Schedule
A; and it is therefore respectfully contended that the inhabitants of
Chelsea and Kensington have a paramount claim to any new borough
representation that may be created by the legislature.

                          CHELSEA.    KENSINGTON.     TOTAL.
Miles of Streets                  21            35           56
{116a}
Houses Rated                   8,252         8,700       16,952
Estimated Rental            £338,239       319,586     £657,825
{116b}
County Assessment.          £234,248      £319,924     £554,172
{116c}
Property and Income
Tax:—
     Schedule A {116d}      £269,876      £423,984     £693,860
     Schedule B                 £720        £2,781        3,501
     Schedule D             £141,887      £200,526      342,413
                                                                  £1,039,774
Population—Census 1851        56,538        44,053      100,591
Annual Increase at 4          75,000        59,500      134,500
per cent. {116e}
Persons Rated at £10           5,342         3,793        9,135
and under £50 {116f}
     £50 and upwards             700         2,176        2,876
     £10 and upwards           6,042         5,969       12,011
County Electors                  679           955        1,634

    _Representation of Scotland compared with that of the Metropolis_.

               Population, 1851.    Property Rated under    Members.
                                        Schedule A.
Scotland                2,862,000              £4,636,755           53
Metropolis              2,869,000             £18,625,296           16

 _To the Honorable the Commons of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and
                    Ireland in Parliament assembled_.

The Petition of the Vestry of the Parish of Chelsea, in the County of
Middlesex,

SHEWETH,

That your Petitioners having had under consideration a Bill about to be
introduced into your honorable House by Viscount Enfield, to transfer the
two seats formerly possessed by the Borough of St. Albans, in the County
of Hertford, to the Parishes of St. Luke, Chelsea, and St. Mary, Abbott’s
Kennington, respectfully represent—

That the claims of the Parish represented by your Petitioners for direct
and separate representation in Parliament are based _inter alia_ upon its
wealth, population, intelligence, and extent.

That the estimated annual value of the house property in the Parish is
about £315,000.

That the Parish of Chelsea extends from the City of Westminster to
Fulham, and contained at the census of 1851, 56,538 inhabitants, and
8,252 houses.

That since the census of 1851, the number of inhabitants has largely
increased, and may be now estimated at 75,000: the number of houses has
also become augmented in like proportion.

That the number of rated householders, according to the last return, was
4,542, and of persons rated, 5,014; but of this number about 700 only
enjoy the Parliamentary franchise.

That the Parish represented by your Petitioners occupies an area of 771
acres, and contains upwards of 21 miles of streets.

That the rateable value of property in the Parish, as assessed to the
County Rate, is £234,248; to the Poor Rate, £213,115; and to the Property
Tax, £267,897.

That the persons qualified to serve on juries in the Parish now number
1233.

That there are 23 churches and chapels, and 46 public schools of popular
education in the Parish, besides several public reading rooms and places
for mutual instruction.

Your Petitioners therefore pray your honorable House that the Bill of
Viscount Enfield for transferring the two seats formerly possessed by the
Borough of St. Albans, in the County of Hertford, to the Parishes of St.
Luke, Chelsea, and St. Mary, Abbott’s Kennington, may pass into law.

And your Petitioners will ever pray, &c.

                                                              CHAS. LAHEE,
                                                             Vestry Clerk.

Given under the Common Seal of the said Vestry, this twelfth day of
February, 1861.



APPENDIX No. 30.
WATER COMPANIES’ ACCOUNTS.


CHELSEA


Account of Receipt and Expenditure of all Rates or other Monies levied
under the Chelsea Water Works Act, 1852, from 25th March, 1859, to 25th
March, 1860.

                RECEIPT.
                      £       s.     d.
Water Rents           53350      5      2
Sundry Receipts         171      0      0
                     £53521      5      2

                                                   (Signed) W. Geo. Brett,
                                                               _Governor_.

                EXPENDITURE.                       £      _s._   _d._
Management, Office Expenses, Law Charges,           6471      4      2
&c.
Rates and Taxes                                     3566     16      0
Working Expenses                                   10883      9     11
Interest on Loans                                   6342      2      2
Dividends on New Share Capital at 4½ per           20223      1      4
cent. and on Old Share Capital at 3 per
cent.
Balance                                             6034     11      7
                                                  £53521      5      2

                                                     (Signed) J. Boustead,
                                                              John Deedes,
                                                               Henry Hyde,
                                                               _Auditors_.

                                                 ALBERT GILL, _Secretary_.

                                * * * * *



WEST MIDDLESEX WATER WORKS.


An Account of Receipts and Expenditure for the Year ending 30th
September, 1860.

                 RECEIPTS.                       £      _s._   _d._
Balance in Treasurer’s hands 30th                  421      2      3
September, 1859
Water Rental for Ordinary Domestic               81024      6      6
Supplies, High Services, Trades, Street
Watering, &c.
Treasurer’s Loans, on      10000     0     0
account of New Works,
Borrowed
     Repaid on account      3000     0     0
                                                  7000      0      0
                                                £88445      8      9

                                                    (Signed) William Tite,
                                                             Lionel Booth,
                                                         William Carpmael,
                                                               _Auditors_.

                                                         Chas. L. Boileau,
                                                               _Chairman_.

                EXPENDITURE.                     £      _s._   _d._
Dividends                                        55320      0      0
Current                   6772      8     11
Expenses:—
Directors,
Auditors, Officers,
Collectors,
Superannuation
Coal, Workmen’s          11784     17      8
Wages, Engine-house
Charges, Repairs,
&c.
Rents, Rates, and         5336      6     10
Taxes
Parliamentary and         1200      0      0
Law Charges
Interest on Loans          473      2      0
                                                 25566     15      5
Exchequer Bills,         13294      2      6
bought
Ditto ditto, sold        13275      1      6
                                                    19      1      0
New Works on              7376      9      3
account of New
Mains, Engines,
Filter Beds, &c.
Balance in                 163      3      1
Treasurer’s hands,
30th September,
1860
                                                £88445      8      9

I hereby certify that the above is a correct copy,

                                               W. H. WHIFFIN, _Secretary_.



APPENDIX No. 31
THE VESTRY OF THE PARISH OF CHELSEA IN THE COUNTY OF MIDDLESEX


_An Account in abstract_, _shewing the Receipt and Expenditure of the
said Vestry_, _under the Metropolis Local Management Act_, 1855, _for the
year ending on the_ 25_th day of_ March, 1861, _under the several
distinct heads of Receipt and Expenditure with a Statement of the
allowance of the Auditors_.  _Pursuant to the_ 196_th Section of the_
18_th and 19th Vict._, _cap._ 120.

                                      RECEIPTS.                                                £               _s._       _d._
Cash Balance in Treasurer’s hands                                                                    2542              8      7
Rates—
     Order of the Vestry to the                            5              3         0
     Guardians of the Poor, dated March
     18th, 1856, surplus
     Do. dated 17th March, 1857,                          31              8         7
     surplus
     Do. do. 17th March, 1857, surplus                     5             18        10
     Do. do. December 18th, 1857,                         42              5         7
     surplus
     Do. do. March 30th, 1858, surplus                    76             13         6
     Do. do. September 28th, 1858,                       251             12         5
     surplus
     Do. do. January 11th, 1859,                         337             19         2
     surplus
     Do. do. February 1st, 1859,                          85              5         6
     surplus
     Do. do. March 15th, 1859                            321              9         9
     Do. do. September 13th, 1859,                       180             16         0
     surplus
     Do. do. September 13th, 1859,                       241             10         7
     surplus
     Do. do. September 13th, 1859                       2526              7         5
     Do. do. March 24th, 1860                             39              5        11
     Do. do. October 23rd, 1860                         2670              0         0
     Do. do. March 13th, 1860                           5780              0         0
     Do. on account of Chelsea                             3             10         0
     Improvement Commission arrear,
     1854, 1855, on No. 2, Durham Place
                                                                                                    12599              6      3
Incidentals, General:—
     Lighting                                             14             10         3
     Works executed for Public                           617              2        11
     Companies and others
     Sundries                                              4              8         6
     Sanitary Works                                       27             19         5
     Rents                                                44              0         0
                                                                                                      768              1      1
                            Metropolitan Board of Works:—
     Order of the Vestry dated 13th September, 1859—
     “Ranelagh” District                                 204             19         8
     “Counter’s Creek” ditto                             256              9         1
                                                                                                      461              8      9
Ditto dated 13th Sept., 1859, _re_ Main                 2928              2         0
Drainage, amount thereof
Ditto dated 2nd July, 1860, for £1720                   1444              3         0
11s. 8d. on account thereof
                                                                                                     4833             13      9
                                                                      Carried forward               20683              9      8
                                                           PAYMENTS.
General Works:—
     Paving Roads,
          Materials    2118     17     7
          Labor         316      1     9
          Sundries       97      9     6
                                              2532                   8             10
     Footways,
          Materials     570     12     8
          Labor         124     16     0
          Sundries        6     19     2
                                               702                   7             10
          Cartage of Materials                 258                  18              1
                                                                                                     3493             14      9
     Lighting,
          Gas consumed                        3668                  13              5
          New Lights                            22                   8              0
          Repairs                               49                   8              3
          Gas Enquiry                          150                   0              0
          Law Expenses                         871                   2              1
                                                                                                     4761             11      9
     Watering,
          Contracts                            853                  16              1
          Sundries                              89                   5              5
          Law Expenses                         111                   5              0
                                                                                                     1054              6      6
     Cleansing,
          Contracts                            518                  19             10
          Labor                                567                  12              4
          Sundries                              20                   0              9
                                                                                                     1106             12     11
     Improving                                                                                         58             16      2
     Removing Nuisances                                                                               326             15      0
     Sanitary Works                                                                                     4              3      2
     Rents                                                                                             57             18      8
     Sundries                                                                                         122              6      8
                                                                                                    10986              5      7
     Deduct from Surveyor’s Disbursements for Labor charged above the sum paid                          1             14      3
                                                                                                                                    10984     11      4
                                                   Metropolitan Board of Works:—
     Precept dated 12th August, 1859, and payable 30th April, 1860, for Main                         2928              2      0
     Drainage, amount thereof
     Precept dated 31st December, 1858, and payable March 25th, 1859, amount of                       447              4      2
     Counter’s Creek portion thereof
     Precept dated 11th May, 1860, and payable 29th Sept., 1860, cash on account                     1720             11      8
                                                                                                                                     5095     17     10
                                                                                                                Carried forward     16080      9      2

                                                                                                         Amount brought forward     20683      9      8
Incidentals—Sewers, viz.
     Contribution towards Alteration of Ranelagh Sewer Bridge                                 5              0                0
     Block Flaps                                                                              2             12                2
                                                                                                                                        7     12      2
Establishment—Incidentals:—
     Stamps for Contracts repaid                                                              7              0                0
     Sundries                                                                                 0              2                0
     Inspector’s Costs repaid                                                                 0             18                0
     Hire of Hall                                                                            99              5                0
                                                                                                                                      107      5      0
Mr. Ludlow, amount returned as overcharged on Taxes, June, 1859                                                                         0      8      4
Deposits for House Drains, &c.                                                                                                        306     14     10
Interest on Deposit account                                                                                                           106     19      1
Error by Treasurer in Pass Book, per contra.                                                                                            4     17     11
Treasurer, for amount of “Deposit account”                                                                                           7000      0      0
                                                                                                                                  £28,217      7      0
Amount brought forward                                                                                                              16080      9      2
Sewers Works
     Construction of Sewers and Gullies                                                          149              6           5
     Private Drain Mouths                                                                         19              3           8
     Cleansing Sewers and Gullies                                                                 55             14           1
     Day Work                                                                                    118              8           2
     Incidentals                                                                                  33             18           4
     Cartage and Horsehire                                                                         9             15           9
                                                                                                                                      386     16      5
Establishment
     Salaries
     C. Lahee, Clerk                                250         0                        0
     Dr. A. W. Barclay, Medical Officer             150         0                        0
     J. Pattison, Surveyor                          250         0                        0
     J. E. Salway, Office Clerk                      78         0                        0
     J. Nicol, do.                                   78         0                        0
     W. Holland, Office Messenger                     3        10                        0
     E. Alder, Inspector of Nuisances               130         0                        0
     W. Maddy, Hall-keeper                           70         4                        0
                                                                                                1009             14           0
Rent, Taxes, &c.                                                                                  81              1           1
Office Cleaning, &c.                                                                              20              7           0
Books, Stationery, and Printing                                                                  229              8           5
Stamps for Contracts                                                                               9              6           0
Law Charges                                                                                      358             18           4
Sundries                                                                                         119             16           0
Inspector’s Costs                                                                                  1             10           0
Expenses of Committees and Officers                                                               79              1           3
,, of Coffee Room                                                                                 26              9          11
,, of cleaning the Hall                                                                            2             10           6
                                                                                                                                     1938      2      6
Charges on Local Rates,—Hans Town,
     Compensation to late Officer                                                                144              0           0
Chelsea, do. do.                                                                                  20              0           0
                                                                                                                                      164      0      0
Income and Assessed Taxes                                                                                                              71      6      1
Deposits for House Drains, &c., returned                                                                                               41     16      2
Error by Treasurer in Pass Book, per contra.                                                                                            4     17     11
Interest on Loans                                                                                                                    1245     16      0
Repayment of Loans                                                                                                                   1900      0      0
Vestry Hall                                                                                                                          5593      5      4
Balance in Treasurer’s hands                                                                                                          790     17      5
                                                                                                                                  £28,217      7      0

The Account of which the foregoing is an Abstract has been audited and
allowed by us, except {123} as therein referred to, and we have signed
the same in token thereof, pursuant to the 195th Section of the
Metropolis Local Management Act, 1855, 18 & 19 Vict., cap. 120.

                                                               G. E. MEAD,
                                                                 W. RHIND,
                                                              JAMES CRISP.



APPENDIX No. 32.
CHARGES UNDER THE HEAD OF ESTABLISHMENT.


              _March_ 25_th_, 1860, _to March_ 25_th_, 1861.

Folio   Ledger
271.    Salaries                                            £1011     14      0
        Rent, Taxes, Insurance, &c.                            89     18      0
        Office Expenses, Furniture, Cleaning, &c.              32      4      6
        Books, Stationery, Printing, &c.                      246      6      3
        Sundries                                               98     16      9
        Stamps for Contract                                    11      2      0
        Law Charges                                           195     17     10
        Expenses of—
             Committees and              88      4     11
             Officers
             Coffee Room                 32     12      5
                                                              120     17      4
                                                            £1806     16      8

                                * * * * *

271.     By Hire of the Hall: Balance after           £78      8     1
         Payment of Expenses
         Stamps for             12     15      0
         Contracts
         repaid
         Inspector’s             1      8      4
         Costs recovered
                                                       14      3     4
         “General Works”      1242     13     11
         “Sewers Works”        428     11      4
         “Chelsea               35     16      0
         Improvement
         Commission”
         “Hans Town              7      4      0
         Commission”
                                                     1714      5     3
                                                  £1806    16     8

APPENDIX No. 33.
REPORT OF THE AUDITORS, 1860.


We, the undersigned Auditors of Accounts of the Vestry of Chelsea for the
year ending March 25, 1860, present the following report thereon:—

We feel that the accounts submitted to us are not only clear and correct
in themselves, but that they also appear to be presented in a much
simpler and more convenient form than in previous years, although there
still appears to be room for improvement in those departments which
relate to the expenditure incurred under the direction of the Surveyor.
We especially feel that some plan should be adopted for obtaining a
receipt or signature periodically from the labourers employed by him, so
as to assimilate the vouchers in the labour department, as nearly as
circumstances will allow, to those for other departments of expenditure.

We feel it to be especially important that a fuller and more intelligible
system be introduced in reference to deposits paid to the Vestry on
account of Drainage Works and Surveyor’s Licenses, in order that the
amounts actually expended in respect of such deposits may be brought to
account so soon as the works are completed, instead of, as at present,
being brought to account only when the depositor claims the return of the
balance of his deposit; thus leaving it possible that the mere neglect or
ignorance of the depositor may occasion deposit accounts to be left open
and unchecked for years, and that even where sums may be expended in
excess of such deposits, the fact may never come to the knowledge of the
Vestry Clerk, and that consequently no claim may be made on account of
such additional expenditure.

We think, further, that the book which contains a record of such deposits
might, by additional columns of reference, be brought into most useful
connexion with the accounts of the Vestry for payment of the contractors
or others by whom the works are actually executed; thus increasing the
facilities for testing the integrity and propriety of such accounts, and
affording more ready access to any information which depositors may
require in respect of expenditure incurred on their behalf.

May 22, 1860.

                                                             WM. LAWRANCE.
                                                            G. W. S. IAGO.
                                                           J. T. STANESBY.
                                                              GEO. PURDOM.



REPORT OF THE AUDITORS, 1861.


We, the undersigned, have audited the accounts of the Vestry of St. Luke,
Chelsea, for the year expiring 25th March, 1861, and allowed the same
except the item of £21 14s. 9d., charged as the deficiency on the
“Inauguration Dinner,” which after mature consideration we are of
opinion, cannot properly be charged against the Vestry funds.

We find the sum of £533 6s. 8d., amount of Precept dated 8th March, 1856,
uncollected and carried forward from year to year, and would suggest,
that such item be disposed of, by payment being enforced, or the amount
written off.  There does not appear to be any examination of the amount
drawn by the Surveyor for, and that paid to, labourers, and although
attention to this has been drawn by the auditors of the last year’s
accounts, no alteration seems to have been made.  We think that the
Inspector of the Roads should sign the Surveyor’s wages book each week,
in testimony of the number of men charged for, having been employed.

In conclusion, we desire to state our thorough satisfaction with the mode
in which the accounts are kept, and to express our full appreciation of
the courtesy and assistance received from Mr. Lahee during our audit of
such accounts.

To the Vestry of St. Luke, Chelsea.

                                                               G. E. MEAD,
                                                                 W. RHIND,
                                                              JAMES CRISP.



APPENDIX No. 34.
INTEREST ACCOUNT.

                                _Dr._
1860.
June 6.     To W. Soare,        24      3      4
            Interest of
            Loan to date
Sep. 11.    Do. do.             11     19      2
Dec. 6.     Do. do.             45      0      0
                                                       81      2     6
Sep. 13.    J. H. France, do.                          11     13     7
            British            200      0      0
            Empire Mutual
            Life
            Assurance
            Society,
            Half-year’s
            Interest on
            Loan to date
            Do. to March       193      5      8
            25th, 1861
                                                      393      5     8
1861.
March 25.   W. Soare, Interest to date            27       12     6
            London Life Association
            Interest to        217      6      8
            June 30, 1860
            Do.  Sep. 30,      203     15      0
            1860
            Do.  Dec. 31,      203     15      0
            1860
            Do.  Mar. 25,      190      3      4
            1861
                                                      815      0     0
                                                    £1328     14     3
                                _Cr._
1860.
July 1.     By Cash per         12      1      7
            Treasurer for
            Interest on
            £7000, from
            25th of March
            to 30th of
            April, at 1¾
            per cent.
            30th April to       38     18      7
            27th June, at
            3½ per cent.
            27th June to         1     17      4
            30th June
                                                       52     17     6
Dec. 31     Do. per do.         11     16     10
            for Interest
            on £7000,
            July 1st to
            19th, at 3¼
            per cent.
            £4000, July          2      2      9
            19 to 25th
            £3000, July          3     14     9½
            25 to Aug.
            8th
            £2000, Aug. 8       23      6      7
            to Dec. 17
            £1000, Dec.          1      4     8½
            17 to 31st
                                42      5      8
            Deduct               0     16      8
            Interest on
            Overdrawn
            Account at 3¼
            per cent.
                                                       41      9     0
1861.
Jan. 4th.     Do. per do. for Interest on £1000,        0      7     1
                         from January 1st to 4th
             Chelsea Improvement Commission, for      696      7     6
                Interest on Balance at this date
                  Balance transferred to General      537     13     2
                               Works and Revenue
                                                    £1328     14     3

APPENDIX No. 35.


_A Statement of all Arrears of Rates owing to the Vestry of the Parish of
Chelsea_, _in the County of Middlesex_, _on the_ 25_th day of March_,
1861, _pursuant to the_ 192_nd and_ 196_th sections of the Metropolis
Local Management Act_, 18_th and_ 19_th Vic._, _cap._ 120.

Page    Ledger.
284     Order for Rates, dated 18th March, 1856,       288      6      8
        Balance, General
             Local, Chelsea                            216     13      4
             ,, Hans Town                               33      6      8
                                                                             533      6      8
286.    Order for Rates, dated July 22nd, 1856, Balance, General             288      3      8
297.    Order for Special Sewers Rates, dated 17th September, 1859
             Balance—Paultons Terrace                    0     10      4
             Heathfield Terrace                          0      6      0
             New King’s Road                             0      3      6
                                                                               0     19     10
297.    Order for Special Sewers Rates, dated 25th December, 1860,
        amount thereof—
             Paultons Square                            24     11     10
             Paultons Terrace                            4      4      6
             Heathfield Terrace                          4     19      2
             Hobury Street                               4     16      6
             New King’s Road                             1     13      9
                                                                              40      5      9
298.    Order for Rates, dated 13th March, 1860, General                     170      0      0
306.    Order for Rates, dated 23rd October, 1860,
        General                                       3350      0      0
        Local; Chelsea                                 500      0      0
                                                                            3850      0      0
                                                                           £4882     15     11
                        For Metropolitan Board of Works.
307.    Order of the Vestry to the Guardians of the Poor, dated July
        2nd, 1860
             Ranelagh            285     18      5
             District
             Less Whole            9      9      9
             Parish
             overpaid
                                                       276      8      8
307.    Do. do. dated October 23rd, 1860
             Main Drainage, whole Parish              2300      0      0
306.    Do. do. dated April 9th, 1861
             The whole          1499     12      6
             Parish
             Ranelagh            600     16     11
             District
                                                      2100      9      5
                                                                            4676     18      1
                                                                           £9559     14      0

Examined and Audited.

                                                               G. E. Mead,
                                                                 W. Rhind,
                                                              James Crisp,
                                                               _Auditors_.



APPENDIX No. 36.


_A Statement of all Moneys_ (_excepting Rates_) _owing to the Vestry of
the Parish of Chelsea_, _in the County of Middlesex_, _on the_ 25_th day
of March_, 1861, _pursuant to the_ 192_nd and_ 196_th sections of the
Metropolis local Management Act_, 18_th and_ 19_th Vict. cap._ 120.

Page.     Ledger.
21        The Westminster District Board of Works   Composition for            1      0      0
                                                    Repairs top of
                                                    Sloane Street
34        H. N. Compton                             Rent Charge,               1      0      0
                                                    Symons Street
36        C. Bagley                                 Damage to Lamp             4     12      1
52        West Middlesex Water Works Company        Repairs to Roads           1     11      3
56        W. Dethick                                Do. do.                    4     16      3
63        Edward Thirst                             Do. do.                   30     16     10
66        Parish of Willesden                       Do. do.                   30      0      0
110       Park Terrace                              New Sewer                 11      0     10
128       Cottages, Kensal Town                     Sanitary Works            36      5      0
157       T. and E. Bingham                         Reinstating                1      9      0
                                                    Pavement
164       Hobury Street                             New Sewer                 77      4      5
165       Paultons Square                           Ditto                    393      8     11
166       Paultons Terrace                          Ditto                     67     11      9
167       World’s End Passage                       Ditto                     79      5      9
177       8, Oakham Street                          Sanitary Works             6      1      4
177       9, Oakham Street                          Ditto ditto                6     15      6
178       29, Queen’s Road West                     Ditto ditto                1     10     10
178       Lee and Navarino Cottages                 Ditto ditto               14      3      2
181       No. 1, Glebe Place                        Ditto ditto               19     13      1
204       New King’s Road                           New Sewer                 26     19     11
206       23, Beaufort Street                       Sanitary Works            12     18      4
231       L. Robinson                               Ditto ditto               18     11      4
235       G. Godbolt                                Sand                       0      8      9
244       C. Lahee                                  To meet                   50      0      0
                                                    Disbursements
248       12, North Street                          Sanitary Works             4      3      2
264       J. Forbes and Nephew                      Rent, Symons              21      0      0
                                                    Street
265       Chelsea Water Works Company               Repairs to Roads          35      0     11
266       Imperial Gas Company                      Ditto                    288     18      2
276       E. Main                                   Sanitary Works            26     12      8
277       Kensal Ragged School                      Ditto ditto               10      5     10
281       T. L. Bull                                Rent of Literary          12     10      0
                                                    & Scientific
                                                    Institution
309       J. Pattisson                              Labor                      2      2      5
311       Literary & Scientific Institution         Cost Account               0      4      2
312       Taxes—Property, Income, and Assessed                                 8      8      3
                                                                          £13806      9     11

Examined and Audited.

                                                               G. E. Mead,
                                                                 W. Rhind,
                                                              James Crisp,
                                                               _Auditors_.



APPENDIX No. 37.


_A Statement of all Mortgages and Interest on the same_, _owing by the
Vestry of the Parish of Chelsea_, _in the County of Middlesex_, _on the_
25_th day of March_, 1861, _pursuant to the_ 192_nd and_ 196_th sections
of the Metropolis Local Management Act_, 18_th and_ 19_th Vict._, _cap._
120.

Page    Ledger.
308.    The London Life Association—
             Principal    £19000      0     0
             Interest        190      3     4
                                                 19190      3     4
195.    W. H. Soare, Esq.—
             Principal      2000      0     0
             Interest         27     12     6
                                                  2027     12     6
229.    British Empire Mutual Life Assurance
        Company—
             Principal      9664      3     6
             Interest        193      5     8
                                                  9857      9     2
                                                £31075      5     0

Examined and Audited.

                                                              G.  E. Mead,
                                                                 W. Rhind,
                                                              James Crisp,
                                                               _Auditors_.



APPENDIX No. 38.


_A Statement of all other Debts and Liabilities owing by_, _and claims
upon_, _the Vestry on the same day_.

Page     Ledger.
16.      George Thompson   Pumps                     £49     10      0
         & Son
20.      G. Barnes         Smiths’ Work               10     15      4
46.      W. Druce          Coals and Coke             39      3      5
77.      E. Holland        Wheelwright                45      2      6
90.      W. Davis          Scavengers’ Brooms          2     12      3
92.      D. Kink           Compensation for            4     11      4
                           loss of office
96.      C. Rawlings       Rent of Depôt,             10      0      0
                           Alpha Place
104.     H. Morrison       Oilman’s Goods              0      5      0
116.     Nicholls          Repairs to Pumps           25     15     11
         Brothers
124.     P. Hance          Stationery                  1     16      1
152.     T. Smith          Smiths’ Work                0     15      1
153.     J. S. Eisdell     Compensation for           32     13      8
                           loss of office
154.     J. Bennett        Oilman’s Goods              4      7     11
154.     T. Cross          Removal of Dust             7      0      0
154.     W. S. Johnson     Printing                    4     15      0
156.     Dr. A. W.         Salary                     35      1      0
         Barclay
157.     C. Chapman        Furniture for              68     16      6
                           Vestry Hall
162.     Buckley & Beach   Lighting the Vestry         0      5      0
                           Hall
163.     W. H. Thomas      Smiths’ Work                7     17      0
169.     T. Baldock        Road Flints                34     13      5
175.     Western Gas       Gas supplied               31      3      2
         Light Company
191.     E. Corbett        Use of Watch Box            1     13      0
192.     W. W. Pocock      Architect, Vestry         219      8      3
                           Hall
197.     J. Pattisson      Salary                     58      8      0
203.     Parsons           Cleaning Windows            2      8      0
         Brothers
212.     H. Curnock        Gravel, and Horse          54      2      0
                           Hire
220.     King & Howe       Contractors                24     10      1
221.     C. Lahee          Salary                     58      8      0
223.     Sundries          Deposits for House        192     16      9
                           Drains, &c.
224.     E. Alder          Salary                     10      0      0
225.     W. Maddy          Ditto                       7      8      0
226.     J. E. Salway      Ditto                       6      0      0
227.     J. Nicol          Ditto                       6      0      0
230.     W. Holland        Ditto                       2      0      0
234.     T. Barton         Advertisements             18      4      4
235.     Executors of J.   Lacing Screen for           0      6      0
         Davis             Gravel
237.     C. Lahee          Petty Cash                 54      7      3
                           Disbursements
238.     Vestry of         Composition for             5      0      8
         Kensington        Repairs
                                Carried forward    £1138     19     11
                                Brought forward    £1138     19     11
238.     Metropolitan      Proportion of Man’s        33      3      8
         Board of Works    Wages attending to
                           Outlets of Sewers
239.     B. Watts          Cleansing Urinal            0      9      3
242.     J. Kealy          Attendance at               2     10      0
                           Stoneyard
243.     Nowell & Robson   Contractors               436     14      0
244.     Thomas Edmonds    Ditto                       6     15      0
245.     Piper & Sons      Builders                  175      1     10
247.     Lee & Pemberton   Law Charges               177      1      6
248.     H. Loxdale        Advertisements, &c.         4     14      0
254.     L. Levy           Sewermen’s Clothes          2      9      0
255.     The London Gas    Gas supplied             1495     18      8
         Company
256.     A. Berry          Rent, Symons Street         3     15      0
256.     J. Fraser         Ditto ditto                 4     12      3
257.     G. Allen          Lime, &c.                   2     12      9
258.     Z. D. Berry       Engineer                   14     17      7
261.     A. Emmerson       Contractor                 86      4     11
266.     Waterlow & Sons   Law Stationers              4     16      2
268.     W. Butcher        Advertisements, &c.         5      0      6
268.     J. Crockford      “Law Times”                 1     10      0
268.     H. J. Bradshaw    Stationery                 11     16      7
268.     E. Thompson       8-day Dial for              6      6      0
                           Board Room
268.     Smith & Baber     Matting                    34     11      7
268.     Kennard & Co.     Fenders, &c.               17     13      0
273.     H. D. Pite        Printing                    6     18      6
277.     G. Axton          Contractor                 43      9      0
278.     C. Hornsby        Ditto                      41     13      5
308.     The Estate of     Rent of Symons             10      0      0
         the late Sir B.   Street Premises
         Smith
310.     Weeks & Company   Heating the Vestry        219      0      0
                           Hall
310.     Guardians of      Granite                  1034     13      3
         the Poor
47.      J. Bunting        “Times” Newspaper           3     18      0
261.     H. J. Hallett     Carpenter                  28     13      9
                                                   £5054     19      1
            The Metropolitan Board of Works.
299.     Precept dated         518     19     1
         11th May, 1860,
         “Counters
         Creek” Portion
299.     Precept dated        2928      2     0
         28th September,
         1860, _re_
         “Main
         Drainage,”
         Amount thereof
299.     Precept dated        2580      1     4
         18th February,
         1861, Amount
         thereof
                                                    6027      2      5
                                                  £11082      1      6

Examined and Audited,

                                                               G. E. Mead,
                                                                 W. Rhind,
                                                              James Crisp.
                                                               _Auditors_.



APPENDIX No. 39.
BALANCE SHEET.


                           _March_ 25th, 1861.

                                      LIABILITIES.
                                                                     £      _s._   _d._
To Loan Creditors                                                    31075      5      0
     General Creditors                                                5054     19      1
     The late Hans Town Commission                                     248     19      3
     The Metropolitan Board of Works, amount of Precepts              6027      2      5
     Do. do.  Rates raised by the Guardians of the Poor in             876     19     10
     excess of sums named in various former Precepts
                                                                   £48,283      5      7
                                        ASSETS.
                                                                     £      _s._   _d._
By the late Chelsea Improvement Commission                           17117     11      4
     General Debtors                                                  1306      9     11
     Guardians of the Poor:—
          Arrears of Orders (Local)           4882     15     11
          do. (Metropolitan Board of          4676     18      1
          Works)
                                                                      9559     14      0
     Vestry Hall                                                     11893     19      9
     Leasehold Property                                                393     15      0
     Furniture and Effects                                              52      6      0
     Rolling Stock                                                     106      3      2
     Cash in Treasurer’s hands                                         790     17      5
     Sums included in £6027 2s. 5d. per        518     19      1
     contra, for the raising of which
     the Vestry have not issued orders
     to the Overseers
     ditto.                                    628      2      0
     ditto.                                    479     11     11
                                                                      1626     13      0
     Balance                                                           435     16      0
                                                                   £43,283      5      7

APPENDIX No. 40.


_A Statement of the amount of all Contracts entered into by the Vestry of
the Parish of Chelsea_, _in the County of Middlesex_, _during the year
ending on the_ 25_th day of March_, 1861, _pursuant to the_ 192_nd and_
196_th Sections of the Metropolis Local Management Act_, 18_th and_ 19_th
Vic._, _cap._ 120.

1860.
                                                                      £     _s._   _d._
April 10. (31.)                                   A Contract or         18     15      0
                                                  Agreement with
                                                  James A. Forbes
                                                  for the
                                                  occupation of
                                                  Manor House by
                                                  the Vestry from
                                                  Midsummer,
                                                  1860, to
                                                  Michaelmas,
                                                  1860, at a Rent
                                                  for the Quarter
                                                  of
April 13.                                         A Contract or         30      0      0
                                                  Agreement with
                                                  the Parish of
                                                  Willesden, by
                                                  which this
                                                  Vestry agrees
                                                  to Repair so
                                                  much of Kilburn
                                                  Lane as lies in
                                                  that Parish,
                                                  for an annual
                                                  payment of
April 24. (28.)                                   A Contract or
                                                  Agreement with
                                                  Theodore Guerin
                                                  and another,
                                                  for the former
                                                  to erect,
                                                  protect, and
                                                  keep in repair
                                                  an illuminated
                                                  public
                                                  indicator, or
                                                  ornamental
                                                  column, in
                                                  Sloane Square,
                                                  at his own
                                                  expense.
June 19. (21.)                                    A Contract or         11      0      0
                                                  Agreement with
                                                  the Union
                                                  Assurance
                                                  Office for an
                                                  Insurance of
                                                  the Vestry Hall
                                                  Building to the
                                                  amount of
                                                  £4000, at an
                                                  annual payment
                                                  of
July 3. (18.)                                     A Contract or
                                                  Agreement with
                                                  F. King for the
                                                  supply of
                                                  Scavengers’
                                                  Brooms, at
                                                  fixed prices,
                                                  on demand.

                                                      Expired
                                                     Christmas,
                                                       1860.
July 10. (36.)                                    A Contract or
                                                  Agreement with
                                                  Messrs. Eastham
                                                  and Parsons to
                                                  execute the
                                                  Plumber’s Work
                                                  of the Vestry,
                                                  at fixed
                                                  prices, on
                                                  demand.—Expired
                                                  Christmas,
                                                  1860.
July 31. (14.)                                    A Contract with
                                                  C. and F. Bell
                                                  for General
                                                  Printing, at
                                                  fixed prices,
                                                  on
                                                  demand.—Expired
                                                  Christmas,
                                                  1860.
September 25. (10.)                               A Contract with      200      0      0
                                                  George Axton
                                                  and his
                                                  Sureties for
                                                  the removal of
                                                  the Dust,
                                                  Ashes, &c. from
                                                  the whole
                                                  Parish, for the
                                                  sum of

                                                    Expires 29th
                                                     September,
                                                       1861.
September 14. (C. of W., M.B. vol. 3, folio       A Contract with      138      0      0
51.)                                              John Buckley
                                                  and Charles
                                                  Edward Beach to
                                                  lay on Gas,
                                                  supply and fix
                                                  Pendant and
                                                  Bracket Lights,
                                                  &c. &c., to the
                                                  whole of the
                                                  Vestry Hall
                                                  Building, for
                                                  the sum of
September 25. (11.)                               A. and F.
                                                  Manuelle for
                                                  the supply of
                                                  500 tons of
                                                  Broken New Blue
                                                  Guernsey
                                                  Granite, to be
                                                  delivered
                                                  before the 25th
                                                  October, 1860,
                                                  at per ton,
                                                  12s. 11d.
September 25. (12.)                               A Contract with
                                                  Thomas Baldock
                                                  and his
                                                  Sureties for
                                                  the supply of
                                                  Road Flints, at
                                                  a fixed price,
                                                  on demand.

                                                    Expires 29th
                                                     September,
                                                       1861.
September 25.                                     A Contract with
                                                  Horace King and
                                                  Henry Howe and
                                                  their Sureties
                                                  to Execute
                                                  certain
                                                  specified Works
                                                  connected with
                                                  Sewerage and
                                                  Drainage, at
                                                  fixed prices,
                                                  on demand.

                                                    Expires 29th
                                                     September,
                                                       1861.
September 25. (14.)                               A Contract with
                                                  Joseph Nowell
                                                  and Francis
                                                  Robson and
                                                  their Sureties
                                                  for the
                                                  execution of
                                                  Masons’ and
                                                  Paviors’ Work
                                                  to the Foot and
                                                  Carriage Ways
                                                  (to supply
                                                  Materials and
                                                  Labor), at
                                                  fixed prices,
                                                  on demand.

                                                    Expires 25th
                                                   October, 1861.
October 5. (C. of W. M.B., vol. 3, folio 76.)     A Contract or         36     10      0
                                                  Agreement with
                                                  Messrs. Fuller,
                                                  Brothers, for
                                                  the supply,
                                                  fixing, &c., of
                                                  Venetian Blinds
                                                  to the window
                                                  of the Vestry
                                                  Hall Building,
                                                  according to
                                                  specification,
                                                  for the sum of
October 5. (C. of W. M.B. vol. 3, folio 75.)      A Contract or
                                                  Agreement with
                                                  A. D. Bosson
                                                  for the supply
                                                  of 500 Chairs,
                                                  at per Chair
                                                  1s. 6d.
October 9. (11.)                                  A Contract with       18     15      0
                                                  C. and F. Bell
                                                  to print 500
                                                  copies of the
                                                  Annual Report
                                                  of 1859–60, for
                                                  the sum of
October 25. (C. of W. M.B., vol. 3, folio 94.)    A Contract with       57      9      6
                                                  Samuel Dawes
                                                  for the supply
                                                  of a Mahogany
                                                  Table for the
                                                  Board Room, for
                                                  the sum of
                                                  And of a               7     12      6
                                                  Chairman’s
                                                  Table for
                                                  ditto, for the
                                                  sum of
October 25. (C. of W. M.B., vol. 3, folio 94.)    A Contract with      120      0      0
                                                  C. Chapman for
                                                  the supply of
                                                  40 Seats for
                                                  large Hall, for
                                                  the sum of
                                                  And of four           76     16      0
                                                  dozen Chairs
                                                  for Board Room
                                                  use, for the
                                                  sum of
November 20. (8.)                                 A Contract or
                                                  Agreement with
                                                  William Druce
                                                  and Son for the
                                                  supply from
                                                  time to time of
                                                  the best Wall’s
                                                  End Coal, at
                                                  per ton 24s.

                                                  And of the best
                                                  Gas Coke, at
                                                  per chaldron
                                                  13s.

                                                      Expires
                                                     Midsummer,
                                                       1861.
December 18. (3.)                                 A Contract or          1     15      0
                                                  Agreement with
                                                  the Manchester
                                                  Fife Assurance
                                                  Office for an
                                                  Insurance of
                                                  the Fixtures,
                                                  Fittings, and
                                                  Furniture in
                                                  this Building,
                                                  to the amount
                                                  of £700, at an
                                                  annual payment
                                                  at Christmas of
December 18. (4.)                                 A Contract or         16     10      0
                                                  Agreement with
                                                  the Union
                                                  Assurance
                                                  Office for an
                                                  Insurance of
                                                  the Vestry Hall
                                                  Building to the
                                                  amount of £6000
                                                  (superseding
                                                  that of June,
                                                  1860), at an
                                                  annual payment
                                                  of
December 18. (12.)                                A Contract or         50      0      0
                                                  Agreement with
                                                  the Council of
                                                  the Chelsea
                                                  Literary and
                                                  Scientific
                                                  Institution for
                                                  the use of a
                                                  portion of the
                                                  Vestry Hall
                                                  Building,
                                                  lighted,
                                                  warmed, &c.,
                                                  &c., at a
                                                  yearly Rent of

                                                   Terminable at
                                                    six months’
                                                     notice on
                                                    either side.
1861.
January 1. (6.)                                   A Contract or
                                                  Agreement with
                                                  Parsons,
                                                  Brothers, to
                                                  execute
                                                  Plumbers’ Work
                                                  at fixed
                                                  prices, on
                                                  demand.

                                                      Expires
                                                     Midsummer,
                                                       1861.
January 1. (10.)                                  A Contract with
                                                  H. D. Pite and
                                                  Son for General
                                                  Printing, at
                                                  fixed prices,
                                                  on demand.

                                                    Expires 30th
                                                    June, 1861.
January 1. (11.)                                  A Contract or
                                                  Agreement with
                                                  W. Davis for
                                                  the supply of
                                                  Scavengers’
                                                  Brooms, at a
                                                  fixed price, on
                                                  demand.

                                                      Expires
                                                     Midsummer,
                                                       1861.
February 12. (10.)                                A Contract with      740      0      0
                                                  Ann Emmerson
                                                  for watering
                                                  (for the
                                                  season) the
                                                  Streets of, and
                                                  for the removal
                                                  of the Slop,
                                                  &c., from, that
                                                  portion of the
                                                  Parish North of
                                                  the King’s Road
                                                  (exclusive of
                                                  Kensal New
                                                  Town), for the
                                                  sum of

                                                   Expires March
                                                      1, 1862.
February 12. (12.)                                A Contract with      625      0      0
                                                  Charles Hornsby
                                                  for watering
                                                  (for the
                                                  season) the
                                                  Streets of, and
                                                  for the removal
                                                  of the Slop,
                                                  &c., from, that
                                                  portion of the
                                                  Parish South
                                                  of, and
                                                  including, the
                                                  King’s Road,
                                                  for the sum of

                                                    Expires 1st
                                                    March, 1862.
February 12. (12.)                                A Contract with
                                                  Ann Emmerson
                                                  for the supply
                                                  of Horses,
                                                  Carts, and
                                                  Drivers, as may
                                                  be required in
                                                  any part of the
                                                  Parish, at
                                                  fixed prices,
                                                  on demand.

                                                    Expires 1st
                                                    March, 1862.
February 12. (14.)                                A Contract or         26     10      0
                                                  Agreement with
                                                  Messrs.
                                                  Nicholls,
                                                  Brothers, for
                                                  Repairing, and
                                                  keeping in
                                                  Repair, the
                                                  Public Pumps,
                                                  for the sum of

                                                    Expires 1st
                                                    March, 1862.
February 26. (9.)                                 A Contract with       90      0      0
                                                  Thomas Edmonds
                                                  for watering
                                                  the Roads of
                                                  Kensal New Town
                                                  (for the
                                                  season), and
                                                  for the removal
                                                  of Slop, &c.,
                                                  from the same
                                                  throughout the
                                                  year, for the
                                                  sum of

                                                    Expires 1st
                                                    March, 1862.

APPENDIX No. 41.
BYE LAWS.


_The Vestry of the Parish of Chelsea_, _in the County of Middlesex_.



Part I.


_For Regulating the Business Proceedings at Vestry Meetings_.

1.  Two clear days’ notice of every alternate Vestry Meeting (as
hereinafter explained) shall be sent by the Vestry Clerk to each
Vestryman, at his usual or last known place of abode; and such notice
shall state the time and place of such meeting, and the business to be
transacted, so far as the same is known, in its appointed order.
Provided that whenever the period of adjournment renders two days’ notice
impracticable, notice shall be sent as early as possible.

2.  Meetings of the Vestry shall be held every TUESDAY at three o’clock
in the afternoon.  But the Vestrymen shall be summoned only for every
alternate Tuesday for general business.  The business to be done at the
other meetings to be confined to the issuing of orders for promoting the
construction of works under the 76th Section of the Act, 18th and 19th
Vic., cap. 120; unless at any previous meeting a resolution be adopted to
make the meeting special for the discussion of a particular subject.

3.  Every Vestryman, before taking part in any business at a Vestry
Meeting, shall sign his name in the Vestrymen’s Attendance Book, to be
placed at the entrance for that purpose.

4.  If at the end of half an hour from the time stated in the Notice
convening the Meeting there should not be nine Vestrymen present, the
meeting shall stand adjourned until the following Tuesday, and the Clerk
shall give notice accordingly.

5.  The Chairman shall be elected at the precise hour stated in the
notice, or as soon as _Nine_ Vestrymen are present; and the first
business at ordinary meetings of the Vestry shall be the reading, by the
Clerk, of the minutes of the last Meeting, the Chairman shall move their
confirmation, and if unopposed, such minutes shall be signed by the
Chairman, by the Chairman of the Meeting at which the business recorded
was done, and by one other Vestryman who was also present.

6.  No motion or discussion shall be allowed upon the minutes, except as
to their accuracy, and any objection on that ground must be made by
motion, and no motion either for signing or non-signing the minutes shall
be admissable.

7.  The business shall be proceeded with, after the reading of the
minutes, in the following order, viz.:—

(1.)  Acts of the Committees to be submitted for the approval of the
Vestry.

(2.)  Surveyor’s Report.

(3.)  The Medical Officer’s Report, at or near 12 o’clock, with the
reading of the Complaints’ Book, and the Surveyor’s Return of Works
executed relative thereto.

(4.)  Applications from persons in attendance.

(5.)  Adjourned Questions.

(6.)  Motions of which notice has been given, in their order in the
Notice Book.

(7.)  Clerk’s Report.

8.  The following shall be deemed motions of course, and may be moved
without notice, viz.: Motions for appointing a Chairman; for the
adjournment of any Vestry Meeting; for receiving, entering on Minutes,
adopting and carrying out, or referring back, any Report; for reading or
answering any correspondence or other documents; for hearing any
applicant or evidence; for the precedence of any particular business; for
appointing any Members of Committees; for the admission or removal of any
person or persons (not being a Vestryman or Vestrymen) to or from the
Vestry Hall; and all unopposed motions.  Notice of all other motions must
be given as hereinafter provided.

9.  Every Notice of Motion shall be written in a book to be kept for the
purpose, and called the “Notice of Motions Book,” by the Vestryman giving
such notice, who shall sign his name, together with the date of his
signature, which date shall be at least seven days before the time fixed
for the next meeting; and no Notice of Motion shall be altered or
withdrawn after such signature, without leave of the Board.

10.  All Notices of Motion, duly entered in such Notice Book, shall be
printed in the Notice of the next ordinary Vestry Meeting, in the order
of their entry.

11.  Any motion, of which notice has been given, shall be proposed by the
Vestryman who has given the notice; but in case of absence he may depute
to another Vestryman his right to move, or any other Vestryman may bring
forward such motion, or move a negative thereto.

12.  Every motion and amendment must be in writing, and must be seconded
before it can be discussed or put to the vote.

13.  One amendment only shall be allowed at the same time; but whenever
an amendment is lost, a further amendment may be moved.

14.  In speaking in Vestry, Vestrymen are to rise, and address the Chair.

15.  Any Vestryman is entitled to take the Chairman’s decision on a point
of order at any time.

16.  If two or more Vestrymen rise to speak at the same time, the
Chairman shall decide to whom the priority shall be given.

17.  A Vestrymen is not to speak more than once on the same motion,
amendment, or point of order, unless it be in explanation, or (by leave
of the Chairman) in answer to observations of a personal character, or on
a call from the Chairman; provided that the mover of a motion shall be
entitled to reply, but shall not introduce new matter; and any Vestrymen
having proposed or seconded a motion or amendment, shall be considered as
having spoken thereon.

18.  The Chairman shall enforce such of the Bye Laws as may be necessary
for the preservation of order, and his decision upon all points of order
shall be final.

19.  All questions (except where voting by ballot is provided) shall be
determined by show of hands, or division, if demanded.

20.  When a division is demanded, the Chairman shall require the
Vestrymen who are in favour of the affirmative of the question to go to
the right of the Chair, and those in favour of the negative to the left;
and shall appoint four Vestrymen as tellers—two from each side of the
question.

21.  Printed lists of the names of the Vestrymen, in alphabetical order,
shall be provided for the tellers, two of whom (one from the “Noes” and
one from the “Ayes”) shall tell from each side of the question, by
marking off on such lists the names of the Vestrymen on such side, who
are to pass between the tellers respectively for that purpose.

22.  No Committee shall be appointed except by motion after due notice;
and whenever the Vestry shall have resolved to appoint a Committee the
names of the Members of such Committee shall be proposed by the mover of
the Committee; provided that any other Vestrymen may thereupon move the
addition, omission, or substitution of any Vestryman or Vestrymen as a
member or members of such Committee.

23.  The election of all paid officers shall be by ballot; and no
candidate shall be eligible for election unless he shall have been
proposed and seconded by Members of the Vestry; nor shall there be more
than one ballot for the same office.

24.  Such ballot shall be by means of folding Balloting Papers,
containing the name or (if there be more than one appointment of the same
description) names of the candidate or candidates voted for, which papers
shall be handed, by the Vestrymen voting, to the Chairman, or to some
person deputed by him, and deposited in a balloting box by the Chairman,
or such person who shall count the balloting papers, and state to the
Board the number of them.

25.  Any member of the Vestry objecting to a motion of which notice has
not been given, or to the immediate consideration of a report brought up
by a Committee, may require the same to be placed on the paper for
discussion at the next meeting, unless the Vestry Clerk or Surveyor shall
state that the subject is urgent, in which case the Board shall
determine, by a show of hands, whether the same shall be immediately
considered.

26.  The public are to have access to all books and minutes of the
Vestry, between the hours of 2 and 4 daily; and as soon as adequate
accommodation can be provided, the meetings of the Vestry shall be open
to the ratepayers of the Parish; and it shall be lawful for all members
of the Vestry to attend the Meetings of Committees, but not to take part
in their proceedings.

27.  Special Meetings for revoking and altering resolutions and acts of
the Vestry, as required by the 57th Section, are to be convened on a
requisition to the Clerk, signed by seven members of the Vestry; but no
such Meeting shall be held unless seven day’s notice thereof shall be
given, by notice given to, or sent by post to, or delivered at, the usual
place of abode of each Vestryman, which notice shall state the time and
place of meeting, and shall specify the object thereof; and no business
shall be transacted at any Special Meeting, except such as is stated in
the notice thereof.

28.  In the event of any urgent business requiring in the opinion of the
Clerk an earlier meeting of the Vestry than would take place under the
above (27th) Bye-Law, it shall be his duty to call such meeting, giving
three day’s notice; or if he shall receive a written requisition, signed
by five members, stating the object for which they wish such meeting to
be convened, it shall be equally his duty to call such meeting, at three
day’s notice, out of the usual course, but no subject shall be discussed
at such meeting, except the one stated in the requisition.

                                                                 By Order,
                                                            CHARLES LAHEE,
                                                             Vestry Clerk.

Vestry Hall, King’s Road.

                                * * * * *

                                * * * * *

          C. & F. Bell, Machine Printers, King’s-road, Chelsea.



Footnotes


{8}  Commentary on the Metropolis Gas Act, 1860, by Samuel Hughes,
F.G.S., civil engineer.

{9}  Many of the companies have two or three manufacturing stations or
distinct sites at which gas is made, and the wording of the clause will
probably require a testing apparatus to be erected within 1000 yards of
each separate work or manufacturing station.

{11}  This title would appear be a misnomer; it is the “Sale of Gas Act,
1859,” that is amended.

{20}  The articles referred to are re-printed in the Appendix No. 20
(page 104.)

{21}  See “Third Report of the Vestry of Chelsea,” page 67.  The “Charity
Report” referred to in the text is simply an extract from a book kept by
the late Mr. churchwarden Fielder, and printed by order of the vestry.

{23a}  “Over against Battersea Church.”—“Old Record,” 1617.

{23b}  Faulkner’s “History of Chelsea,” ed. 1829, vol. 1, p. 74.

{25}  This Bill was prepared and brought in by Sir George Lewis, Viscount
Palmerston, and Lord John Russell.

{36}  In the printed report Appendix 2, giving Vestry attendance etc. is
a very large, fold out table.  In order to fit it better to a computer,
I’ve split it into two.  Note that of the meetings, those listed to the
right _Food Analysis_ are described as sub-committees.—DP.

{37}  Appointed by the Magistrates.

{116a}   Report of Parish Surveyor to Vestry.

{116b}  Parliamentary Return, No. 63.—page 98.  1858.

{116c}  Order of Quarter Sessions, January, 1861, allowing County
Treasurer’s Account.

{116d}  Mr. Laing’s Return, 1860.

{116e}  Reports of Vestry: See Reports of Medical Officers.

{116f}  Parliamentary Return, No. 63—page 98.  1858.

{123}  The exception referred to is included in the above sum of £5593
5s. 4d., and is an item of £21 14s. 9d., which, being for a balance of a
dinner account, is disallowed.





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