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The Trustee's Book has some names that do not appear anywhere else in the records. The writing in the Trustee's Book was quite clear, but the clerk used very few commas or periods. I added some punctuation to help avoid confusion. I kept the original spelling. Thanks again to Enid Carter of the Presbytery of the Susquehanna Valley at Bainbridge for allowing me to make copies of these records. --Clarence Putman


Trustee Book of the First Presbeterian Congregation
of the Town of Stamford
Began Oct 21, 1811

At a meeting of the first Presbeterian congregation of Stamford held at the meeting house in said town on the 21st day of October 1811.
Robert Clark was chosen chairman
Adam Kedzie Jr. secretary

Held for the purpose of filling up 2 vacancys in the Board of Trustees. Alexander Cumming and James McFarland chosen inspectors of the election of said Trustees. John Hume was elected in the room of Robert Hume whose time was expired. Alexander Grant Jr. was elected in the room of James Grant whose time was also expired. An motion resolved that Adam Kedzie's resignation be accepted and Robert Clark was duly elected to serve in his room.
Signed James McFarland and Alexander Cumming

The meeting then moved to other business of the day. Resolved that the congregation meet on the third Tuesday of January and that the Trustees on that day exhibit a full amount of all arrearages in each of their quarters and that the names of all those who have not been paid up be read out publickly. Resolved that the congregation augment Mr Forest'' salary to $500 immediately and so be exempt from furnishing him with firewood and that this revanue be levied upon the seats of those who are actual members and that the trustees inform those who have seats and yet are not in full comunion of this resolution and invite them to take their proportion of this additional burthen. Resolved that a man be elected for each trustee in each of their quarters respectively to assist them in apportioning the sallary among the seats according to the aforesaid plan. The following gentlemen were duly elected for the above purpose(viz) Adam Kedzie, William Moscript, William Kedzie, Alexr Grant, Joseph Hodgwell, and James Grant. Resolved that the aforesaid advance of salary is considered from the 25th of July last past. Resolved that the trustees be authorized to to build a post and board fence around this church and church yard. Resolved that these proceedings be signed by the chairman and the clerk.
Signed Adam Kedzie Jr., clerk and Robert Clark, chairman

At a meeting of the trustees of the first Presbyterian Congregation of the town of Stamford held at the meeting house in said town November 27, 1812(1811). Together with a committee appointed to meet with them to regulate the seats in order to raise the addition of $100 on the Revd R Forrest's sallary. Present John Erkson, Thomas Bryce, John McDonald, John Hume, Alexander Grant Junior, and Robert Clark Trustees and Joseph Hodgwell, William Kedzie, James Grant, Alexander Grant and Adam Kedzie Jr. Committee. Thomas Bryce was chosen chairman and Robert Clark secretary. The trustees then proceeded to make the proposed arrangement. After mature deliberation the Trustees together with said committee agreed that it will be necessary to make an addition of at least 33 1/3 per cent on the present assessment on the seats of the actual members in order to raise the proposed addition of sallary.

A true copy-Robert Clark, Secretary; Thomas Bryce-Chairman

Stamford November 27, 1811
After the above named business was ended the trustees proceeded to take into consideration the case of Alex Dean. After a pretty lengthy discussion it was resolved that the trustees do settle with Mr. Dean for his arrearages od sallary by taking his note for 11? Dollars and that this note when paid shall be in full for sallary due until the 25th of July last and that he shall then pay his proportional ? of sallary on his seat to all which Alexander Dean agrees. Robert Clark, clerk

Nov 2, 1812
The Congr being duly warried? met in the meeting house this day to fill up the vacancy of the Trustee Board agreeable to the act of the Legislator of the State of New York Respecting Church Corperations. We under Subscribers Elders of the first Presbyterian Congr in Stamford do hereby certify that an open and fair Election was held here this day Alexander Cumming and and Robert Wool inspectors and Robert Hume Jun. in the room of Thomas Bryce and George Kedzie in the place of D? Robert Clark. (signed)Robert Wool

April 8, 1813
At a meeting of the trustees of the first presbyterian Cong of the town of Stamford held at the meeting house in said town. Present Alexr Grant Jr, John McDonald, John Erkson, John Hume, Robt Hume, Geo Kedzie. Collected and paid to Revd Mr Forrest $61, 6 cents. In account produced in favour of Widow Brice of $9.25 for work done to the meeting house. Agreed with Mr Hait to alter the lines of the Church Yard, Give up the old Deed and obtain a new Deed from said Hait.
Signed, Geo. Kedzie, Clk

October 18, 1813
The first Presbyterian Congr of Stamford being duly notified met this day in the meetinghouse in said town to fill up a vacancy in the trustee board. Agreeable to the act of the Legislature of the State of New York respecting Church Corporations. We the under signers Elders of the said Church certify that an open and fair Election was held here this day. Adam Kedzie, Abraham Bush, Elders of the first Presbyterian Congretion in the town of Stamford were chosen inspectors and John McDonald was reelected. John Archabald was chosen in the room of John Erkarson.
Signed Adam Kedzie, Abraham Bush, inspectors
The following resolutions were then adopted
Voted, that James Russell's part of the seat be sold at publick vandue on his behalf and that he pay his note. The seat was bid off to John Erkson for one Dollar.
Voted that a day be appointed for the sale of the vacany seats in the Gallery and that it be intimated to the people all seats not sold that day will be shut up until sold.
Voted that the last Monday of Nov. the congr. Meet here for the purpose of selling the vacant seats and for paying the arrearages of salary and that the trustees have their accounts so as to be read out on that day.
Voted that the Trustees inform those that are in arrearages that they pay up their seats or give their notes for the money due, otherwise the Trustees are authorized to sell the seats to others. Signed Daniel McGilvrea {Clark}, Robert Hume, Clk

Nov. 29, 1813
Congr. met according to agreement. Archibald Mitchell was chosen chairman, Adam Kedzie Jr. {Clark}
Archibald Mitchell takes the half of seat No 27 below
Willm McCune one seat in No. 6 in the Gallery
James Laughran four seats in No. 12 in the Gallery
Jared Webster one seat in No. 1 in the Gallery
David Rose two seats in No. 1 in the Gallery
Hector Cowan six seats in No. 10 in the Gallery
John C DeWitt three seats in No. 9 in the Gallery
Abraham Thomas two seats in No. 9 in the Gallery
James Dun 1 seat in No. 40 below
Resolved that the trustees are hereby authorized to collect all the notes in their hands given for ground rights of seats by law imediately excepting from those whom the board considers unable to redeem them and they are authorized to give up such notes to such persons.
Signed, Archibald Mitchell, Chr, Adam Kedzie, Clk

Febr. 4, 1814
Trustees meet according to appointment present; Alexr Grant, Robt Hume, John Hum, G Kedzie, the following sums were paid vis. Alexr Grant-$14.87, John Hume-$12.50,Robt Hume-$14.87 1/2 , George Kedzie-$3.00, Total-$45.24 1/2
Signed George Kedzie, Clk

July 22, 1814
Trustees mete according to appointement, present, John Erkson paid $27.00, Alexr Grant paid $39.12 1/2, John Hume paid $29.50, George Kedzie paid $16.37 1/2, Total $112.00

Nov. 12, 1814
The first Presbyterian Congregation in Stamford being duly notified met in their Church in said town to fill up a vacancy in the Board of Trustees agreeably to an act of the Legislature of the State of New York respecting Church Corporations. We the undersigners Elders of the Church certify that an open and fair Election was held here this day, Alexr Cummings, Abrah Bush Elders of the said church was elected inspectors. Resolved that Daniel McGilvrea be chosen chairman and George Kedzie Clk, Willm Grant was chosen in the room of Alexr Grant, Willm Kedzie in the room of John Hume, Willm Graham in the room of John Erkson. Resolved that every member in full communion refusing to pay their yearly salary to the Trustees be returned immediately to the session.
Signed, Abraham Bush, his mark Alexander Cumming

Nov. 16, 1815
The first Presbyterian Congregation in Stamford being duly notified mete this day at their Church in said town to fill up a vacancy in the Board of Trustees agreeably to an Act of the Legislature of the State of New York Respecting Church Corporations. We under subscribers, Elders of said Church do certify that an open and fair election was held here this day, Alex Cumming and Adam Kedzie, Elders, was chosen inspectors. Archibald Mitchell was chosen chairman and Adam Kedzie Clk. Peter Fisher was elected in the room of George Kedzie and Robert Hume Jun. was re-elected.
On motion resolved that every trustee take an elder with him and by every member of the congregation in there quarter to advance their salary by subscribing for more seats. Resolved that Adam Kedzie Ju furnish every trustee with a copy of the subscription now on hand for that purpose. Signed Archibald Mitchell and Adam Kedzie, Clk

Feby 3, 1816
The trustees of the first Presbyterian Congregation of the Town of Stamford Mett at the Meetinghouse in said town according to apointment. Present, John McDonald, Petter Fisher, William Graham, William Grant, William Kedzie & Robert Hume Jun. Robert Hume Jr was appointed Clark of the trustee Board, Recd from the trustees the following sums, John McDonald,$93.89; Petter Fisher, $82.03; William Grant, $30.50; William Kedzie, $40.66; William Graham, $63.04; Robert Hune Jun, $63.41; Total, $353.53 Signed, Robert Hume Jun, Clk

July 3, 1816
The trustees of the first Presbyterian Congregation of the Town of Stamford mett at the Meetting house in said town according to apointment. Present William Kedzie, Petter Fisher, John McDonald & Robert Hume Jun. The following sums were paid by the trustees, viz. Petter Fisher, $20.50; John McDonald, $8.00; Wm. Kedzie, $10.00, Robt Hume Jun $1.00; Recd from members in Wm Grant District, Hector Cowan, $4.50; James Stevens, $2.00; Alex McDonald, $5.00; Augt 6 paid by Robt Hume Jun $5.32; Total $55.32 paid to Revd R Forrest

Dec 7, 1816
The first Presbyterian Congregation of the Town of Stamford being duly notified met this day in the Meetting house in said town to fill up a vacancy in the trustee Board agreeable to an act of the legislature of the State of New York Respecting Church Corporations. William Kedzie was chosen Chairman; Robert Hume Jr Secretary. James Kedzie and John Hume, Rulling Elders, Chosen Inspectors of said election. John Archbald was Elected in the room of William Graham whose time was expired. John Graham Jun was Elected in the room of John McDonald whose time was expired. We certify the above to have been a fair Election. Signed James Kedzie and John Hume. Resolved that a Meetting of the Congregation be Called on Friday next and that William Kedzie, William Grant and Robert Hume be a committee to prepare a notice of said meetting. Signed William Kedzie, Chr and Robert Hume Jun, Clk

Dec 7, 1816
Trustees Metand payed the following sums
William Kedzie 41.25
Wm Grant 20.00
John McDonald 40.00
Wm Graham 12.00
Robert Hume Jun. 17.871/2

Dec 13th 1816
The First Presbeterian Congregation of the town of Stamford being duly Notifyed met this day in the Meetting house in said Town according to Notice
Daniel McGilivrea was chosen Chairman
Robert Hume Jun. Secretary

Proceeded to Business
1. Resolved that the Ground Rights of the Seats be laid aside. But that a Discrationary power be left in the hands of the trustees to make arangements with any particular person respecting their ground rights.
2. Resolved That the Trustees Vandue the Seats on the first Monday of May Next for one Year and that the Trustees Give Public Notice three several Sabotts Previous to the Sale
3. Resolved That the Trustees take Assesment Rolls of the Several Towns where the Congregation Reside and Asses the Arrearages Due to our Minister on Every member According to Said Rolls on or Before the twenty-fifth Day of January next
4. Resolved that the Trustees take notes on Demand for all Arrearages of Seat Rents
5. Resolved that on the sail of the Seats as Mentioned in the Second Resolution that the Purchaser Shall Give his Note to the trustees Due in six months
Daniel McGilivrea-Chairm
Robert Hume Jun-Sect

December 13-1816
Trustees Met and paid the following Sums
Petter Fisher 7.871/2
Wm Kedzie 3.75
John McDonald 18
Wm Grant 6.50
Robert Hume Jr 37.871/2
Hugh Leal 2
$76.00 paid Rev. Robt Forest by Robt
R Hume J 2 Hume Trustee Clk
$78
5 by R F?
83 paid Rev R Forest

Jany 31, 1817
Trustees Met according to Notice and made out the Assesment Roll of the Congregation to pay the Arearages due the Minister and payd the following sums
William Kedzie Present 5.50
John Graham Jr Present 9.00
Petter Fisher Present 14.31
Robert Hume Jr Present 0.00
Wm Graham sent by James Graham 23.00
$51.81 paid Rev. R Forest

May fifth 1817
The first Presbeterian Congregation of the town of Stamford Mete this day in the Meeting house Agreeable to Notice in Conformacy to Resolutions passed Dec 13, 1816
Adam Kedzie was chosen Chairman
James A Grant Clark
Adam Kedzie Jr Clark
Proceeded to business
Resolved that the seats be vandered Agreeable to a Resolution passed Dec 13, 1816 and that the following be the Articales od sale
Articale 1. Each seat will be set up Seperaltey and the possesion of it for one year sold to the highest bidder
Articale 2. The purchaser shall draw a note to the trustees or bearer for the amount of the purchas payable in six months from the time of sale
Art 3. The trustees Will reserve the privilege of once bidding upon every seat in be half of the Congregation by some one of their number to be named for that purpose and any seat being purchase by the trustees on behalf of the Congregation shall be let at the price of the purchas and no other
Art 4. The Sallarey now due on the seats will be charged to the present occupiers tell the date hereof and the price of purchase of the seats shall be the early payment of members
Resolved that any person owning the Ground Right of a Seat and not having forfeited the same may keep his seat if he choses and not have it vandered and that the trustees shal charge him as high for his seat as any seat adjoining to it and that he shall give his note due in six months for the same
Proceeded to Vander the seats of which the following is a list


No Of     Purchaser Name   Price of Seat
Seat                         Sold
1       John Hume 3 setters       8.00   Paid
1       John Archibald 2 setters  7.00   Received by himself
2       Robert Hume              17.00
3       James Kedzie             17.50
4       Alex McDonald            17.50  Received by himself
6       James Rose                4.00
7       Archbald Falconer        10.25  Paid
8       John Plyrant 3 setters    6.00
8       James Stewart 2 setters   4.00
9       John Erkisen             14.50
10      Wm McCune                18.50  Paid
11      Alex Grant               18.50  Received by himself
12      Wm Grant                 12.00
13      Jared Webster             9.00
14      Daniel McGillvrea         9.00
15      Alex Cumming              9.00
16      James Grant               8.00
17      [?] McDonald              9.50  Paid
18       Do    Do                 9.50  Paid
19      Richard Kilpattrick       8.00
                               $206.75

20      John McDonald             14.00
21      James Laughran 31/2 Settes 7.00
21      Alen Grant     31/2 Settes 7.00
22      James Caven       {Seats} 14.00
23      Robert Wooll   3 Settes    6.00
23      George McMurdy 2 Settes    4.00
23      Duncan A. Grant2 Settes    4.00
24      Robert Hume Jr            14.00
25      Francis Clark [?] Burk    14.00
26      Mical Cambell 2 Settes     4.00
26      Mrs Dean      1 Sette      2.00
26      Robert Grant  1 Sette      2.00
26      Mr [Monroue]  2 Settes     4.00
27      James Grant, Js Stewart   14.00
28      David Stout   2 Settes     4.00
28      Mrs McFarland    
28      Charles Mature
29      Hugh Rose                 14.00  Paid
30      Adam Kedzie               16.00  Paid
31      William Jones             14.00  Paid
32      Henry Marshal             16.25
33      James Rich                16.25  Robert Scott
                                         Crossed out
34      Daniel Grant 31/2 Settes    7.25 Paid
34      Alex Grant Jr 31/2 Settes   7.25
35      Petter Fisher
35      Charles McLean     
35      William Robetson 
36      Hugh Gemmil 3 Settes        6.00
36      Daniel Rose
37      John Thompson              14.00  Paid
38      John Plyrant                7.00
39      James Storie 2 Settes       4.00
39      Gilbert Yeoman 2 Settes     4.00
40      Robert Scott                8.00 Paid Hector Cowan 
                                            Crossed Out
41      Robert Clark                8.00
42      John Graham Jr    2 Settes  4.00
42      Wm Graham   2 Settes     
43      Jennet Brice                8.00 Paid $4
44      Daniel Mabe     2 Settes    4.00
                                 $282

Gallery not sold at Vandue
1       John Smith                  6.00
1       Thomas Gilchrist            4.00
2
3       George Stout               10.00
4       Alex McPherson
4       Widdow Cumming
5       Martin Leet                 6.00 Paid
5       Wm Clark                    2.00 Paid
6       Archbald [Misthel]
6       John McWilliams
7       Hector Cowan                8.50
8       Ezra Hait
                                  $36.50

Nov 17, 1817
The first Presbeterian Congregation of Stamford being duly Notified met in there Church in said town to fill up a vacancey in the board of Trustees agreeably to an act of the Legislature of the State of New York respecting Church Corperations
James Kedzie was Chosen Chairman
Robert Hume Jr Clark
Adam Kedzie
Alexander Cumming
Rulling Elders was chosen Inspecters of the Election. William Grant and William Kedzie was reelected and James Graham was Elected in the Room of John Archbald who Declined serving. We the undersigned Elders of said Church certify that an open and fair Election was held here this day
Alexander Cumming, Adam Kedzie, Elders

Nov 26, 1817
Trustees met agreeable to Notice. James [Hume] was apointed there tresurer to receive the weekly collections, paid the following sums
Wm Kedzie 139.23
Petter Fisher 45.00
Robert Hume Jr. 108.75
John Graham 35.50
328.48
Petter Fisher 10.50
$338.98
Paid Rev R F 338.51
.47 our

April 20, 1818
Trustees met according to Notice. Present William Kedzie, William Grant, John Graham Jr. and Robert Hume Jr.
Paid the following sums
John Graham $68.75
Wm Grant 100.50
Robert Hume Jr. 47.28
A receipt from J Graham 17.25
Cash from Petter Fisher 3.00
Cash from A McDonald 5.00
Ballance .47
Paid Rev Robert Forrest $242.25
Robt Hume Jr Clk

Stamford May 4th 1818
Notice having been given two Sabbeths Previous a part of the Congregation met the Articles of sale being Read the seats were soild according to their number the following is a copy of the Articles of Vandue
Article 1- Each seat will be set up seperatley and the possession of it for one year sold to the highest bidder
Article 2- The purchaser shall draw a Note to the Trustees or bearer for the amount of the purchas payable in six months from the time of sale
Article 3- The Trustees will reserve the priveledge of once bidding on every seat in behalf of the Congregation by some one of their number
The following is a list of Seats sold on the first Monday of May and afterwards


1     John Hume         12.00
2     Robert Hume       14.00
3     John McNaught     14.00
4     Alex McDonald     10.00
6     James Rose         4.00
7     Archbald Falconer
      John Willson      10.00
8     Robert Kerr
             Kerr        8.00
9     John Erkeson      10.00
10    John McCune       13.25
11    Martain Keeller   12.00
12    Wm Grant
      John Dails        10.00
13    Burr Barlow        8.25
14    Allen Grant        8.50
15    Alex Cumming       8.00
16    Robert Hume Jr     8.00
17    Alex McDonald      8.50
18    James Hume         8.50
19    Richard Kilpatrick 7.00
20    John McDonald     12.00
21    James Laughran    14.00
22    James Caven
      George McMurdy    
      Duncan A Grant    14.00
23    Robert Wool       14.00
24    Thomas Gilchrist   
      Jared Webster
      Richard Miller    14.00
25    Francis Clark
      Abrm Burk         14.00
26    Martain Leet      14.00
27    James Grant
      James Stewart     14.00
28    David Stout
      Mical Cambell     12.00
29    Hugh Rose
      Hugh Rose Jr      14.00
30    Adam Kedzie       16.00
31    William Jones     14.00
32    Henry Marshel     16.00
33    James Rich        16.25
34    Alex Grant Jr     14.00
      Donald Grant      14.00
35    Petter Fisher
      Charles McLean
            Squire      14.00
36    Hugh Gemmel        6.00
      Daniel Rose [Grant?]
      James & John Grant 4.00
37   John Thompson      14.00
38   John P Grant        7.00
39   Widdow Storie       8.00
40   Robert Scott        8.00
41   George Kedzie       8.50
42   onehalf John Graham Jr 4.00
43   Widow Brice         8.00
44   Robert Clark        8.00
                      $475.75
Gallery                 106.581/2 
                       $582.331/2
Gallery
1    Alex Grant         14.75
2    Hector Cowan       11.50
3    James Graham       12.25
4    [Alex] Cumming
     Alex McPherson     12.25
5    Daniel McGillvera  11.50
6    Archbald Michel
     John McWilliams    14.00
8    Ezra Hait           3.75
9    John Hastings       4.96
     John Hastings       1.621/2
          Tany           1.621/2
          Scott          1.621/2
10   George Stout       10.00
11   Mrs [Payn]          1.50
12   Mr Dart             3.25
     John McPhail        2.00
                      $106.581/2

Nov 28th 1818
Trustees met according to Notice Present Wm Grant, Wm Kedzie, Petter Fisher, John Graham Jr and Robert Hume Jr
Paid the following sums Wm Grant $27.67 Wm Kedzie 99.25 Petter Fisher 42.50 John Graham Jr 40.00 Robert Hume Jr 65.83 James Graham 13.00 $288.25 Paid Rev R Forrest Robert Hume Jr Clk

Nov 30th 1818
The first Presbyterian Congregation of Stamford being duly Notified met this day in the Meeting House in said Town to fill up a Vanancy in the Trustee Board Agreeable to an act of the Legislature of the State of New York Respecting Church Corperations
George Kedzie was chosen Chairman
Robert Hume Jr Secratery
Archbald Falconer and Hector Cowan Rulling Elders Chosen Inspectors of Said Election
Adam Kedzie was Elected in the Room of Petter Fisher whose time has expired, Robert Hume Jr was Reelected
We Certify the Above to have been a fair Election
George Kedzie Chr
Robert Hume Jr Clk
Hector Cowan
Archbald Falconer

Stamford May 3 1819
Notice having been given two Sabbaths previous the first Presbyterian Congregation of the Town of Stamford Met this day in the meeting house for the purpose Vandering the Seats
The following is the Articales of Sale
Articale 1-Each Seat will be set up Seperatley and the possession of it for one year sold to the highest bidder
Art 2- The purchaser Shall draw a Note to the Trustees of the first Presbyterian Congregation of the Town of Stamford or Bearer for the amount of the purchas payable in six months from the day of sale
Articale 3- The trustees will reserve one bid on each seat in behalf of the Congregation
The above Articales being read the Trustees proceeded to Vandue the seats the following is a statement of the sale-


The Number Of    Names of Purchasers       Price Sold at   
the Seat Sold
1 John Hume 16.00 2 Robert Hume 16.00 3 Adam Kedzie 16.00 4 Alex McDonald 16.00 5 Minister
6 Trustees
7 Archbald Falconer 10.00 8 George Kedzie 10.00 9 Abraham Burk 11.00 10 Robert Hume Jr 13.00 11 Martain Keeler 12.00 12 William Grant 12.50 13 John Erkson 8.25 14 Burr Barlow 8.50 15 Alex Cummings 8.50 16 Alen Grant 8.50 17 Alex McDonald 9.00 18 James Hume 9.50 19 Jared Webster 7.25 20 Mical Cambell 14.50 21 Daniel McGilverea Aaron Blish 14.00 22 John McCune 14.00 23 George McMurdy 14.00 24 Robt Wool 8.00 Thomas Gilchrest 4.00 25 Frances Clark 14.50 26 John McDonald 14.00 27 James Grant 14.00 28 Mrs Stout 4.00 Mr McKenzie 2.00 29 Hugh Rose Esqr Hugh Rose Jr 14.00 30 John McNaught 14.00 31 Wm Jones 14.50 32 Henry Marshel 14.00 33 James Rich 16.00 34 Walter Crozier 14.00 35 Wm Kedzie 14.00 36 Peter Fisher Hugh Gemmel 14.00 37 John Thomson 12.00 38 John Plyrant 7.00 39 Duncan Turner 8.25 40 Robert Scott 8.00 41 Robert Clark 8.50 42 John Graham 4.00 43 Jennet Bryce 8.00 44 Robert Kerr 7.75 225.25 Gallery 1 Alex Grant 14.00 2 3 William Loughran 13.00 4 Mathew Keator 12.00 5 6 Archbald Micher 14.00 7 John Hastings 7.00 8 Ezra Hait 3.75 9 10 11 James A Grant 7.00 70.75

November 22nd 1819
The first Presbyterian Congregation of Stamford being duly Notified Met this day in the Meeting house in Said town to fill up a vacancey in the Trustee board Agreeable to an act of the Legislature of the State of New York respecting Church Corperations
Thomas Gilchrest was chosen Chairman
Robert Hume Jr Clk
Alex Cummings and John Hume Rulling Elders was chosen Inspectors of the Election
James Hume was Elected in the room of John Graham whose time was expired
William Mittchel was Elected in the room of James Graham whose time was expired
Daniel McGillvirea in the room of Wiiliam Kedzie who had moved out of the bounds of the Congregation
We certify the above to have been an open and fair Election
Th [L] Gilchrest Ch
Robt Hume Jr Clk
Alexander Cummings
John Hume

Dec 18th 1819
Trustees met according to Notice present Daniel McGillivae, Wm Grant, James Hume, Wm Mitchel, Robert Hume Jun
Paid in the following sums


Daniel McGillivae      $20.50
Wm Grant                94.00
Adam Kedzie            111.76
Robert Hume Jun         81.45
John Graham Jr          54.84
                       362.55
Adam Kedzie              9.60
                      $372.15 Paid Rev R F

"The following is a list, separate from the Trustees Minutes, of the seat numbers and who owned them. Dated 1812 except where otherwise noted"
Seat Owner
1 John Hume(1811), John Archabald(1811)
2 George Hume, Robert Hume
3 William McKenzie, Robert Clark
4 Alexander McDonald
5 Rev Robert Forest, free
6 James Rose, Archibald Falckoner(1814)
7 Moses Burns(crossed out), Willm Shaw, Mr John
Dales, David Seamon & Cooly
8 John C DeWitt(crossed out), Jas Stewart, Joseph
Patterson, J. Wilson
9 David Thompson, Robert Hume Jr.
10 Obed W Folger
11 Alexander Grant
12 Wm Grant, James McKane(John Stewart crossed out)
13 William Chisholm
14 George Reid, Peter Tappan
15 Alexander Cummings(1815)
(On Alexander Cummings sheet there are a list of seats and names, but with no date listed. This list is in a different handwriting, and some of the names are hard to read. The names are S. Andrews, James A. Grant, Willm Mikhel, Tho. Telprin, John Hume, James Russell, Burr Barlow, Duncan Grant, Alexander McDonald, [?] Clark, Daniel McGillivrae, Abel Squire, Aaron Blish, J Rich, Tho Shiland, Willm Trotter, [Mrs] McMurdy, James Munn, Mrs Kedzie, (Duncan A Grant crossed out]
16 William Storie, James McCune(1813)
17 John Thomson, Alexander McDonald
18 John P Grant
19 Richard Kilpatrick
20 John McDonald
21 [--n] Grant, [--es] Laughran
22 Daniel McGilvrae, George McMurdy
23 Robert Wool
On Robert Wool's sheet there are a list of names and dollar figures with no date. The names are: Hugh Rose, Burr Barlow, Roderick L Blish, Martin Keeler, Hugh Gemmel Jr., Jas G Redfield, John Gemmel, James H Leal, Abel Squire, Alex McDonald, Jas Hume, Jas Clark, [Alex?] Trotter, Arch Mitchell, Jas Rich, Robt Scott, Henry Kerr
24 James Grant Junior, John A Grant(1815)
25 Francis Clark(no date), John McPherson(no date)
26 James McMillin
27 James Grant, Hector Cowan
28 Elisibath Mc Farland, G Metter
29 John Graham, Thomas Graham, James Graham
30 Adam Kedzie
31 William Jones(no date), James Kedzie(no date)
32 William Kedzie, [Z?] Ferguson, (Rufus Bunnel crossed out)
33 Burr Barlow
34 Alexander Grant Jr., Donald Grant
35 Peter Fisher, Jas Renwick, William Rutherford, Charles McLean
36 Hugh Gemmel, Hugh Rose Jr., Daniel Rose
37 John Thomson Jr., Andrew Thomson
38 John Erkson, William Moscrop
39 Gilbert Yeomans, James Storie
40 Robert Scott, James Archibald
41 Thomas McPhail, John McPhail(1813)
42 John Graham
43 Thomas Bryce, James Laughran
44 Hugh Rose

Gallery Seats

1 John Smith, Thomas Gilchrist
2 Henery Marshal
3 George Stout, Alexander McDonald, (John Bilby crossed Out)
4 Alexander McPherson, Danl McPHail, Jas Cummings (Jas Cummings made a payment Jan. 25, 1813, Widow Cummings
Made a payment July 25, 1815)
5 Aaron Blish, Martin Leet
8 Ezra Hait
9 Hugh Innis, John Hastings(1813)




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