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Transcription of Mount Zion Baptist Chapel’s Minute books from 1868 onwards


Church Meeting September the 16th? 1868

It is agreed that F. Morgan be appointed to assist John Evans & John Edmonds till the Church meeting before our association in college next & he is also appointed Treasurer for the management of incidental Expences of the Church (such as unclear – possibly coal??? & Candles and he is to make a public Collection on the Church & congregation on Lords day the 13 Sepr instant.

The thanksgiving meeting was held on Wed the 2nd September with good attendance.

F. Morgan

Sepr unclear/ 68 Church Meeting. It was agreed Philip Meredith, James Night? & John Wa? Or Wm be Baptised next Lords Day and admitted members of this Church

F. Morgan

Octr 21. Church meeting it is agreed that the following candidates be Baptized next Lords Day viz – unclear Sarah (Rooway? Unclear) Martha Jones, Sarah Lewis, William Davis, Mary Jacob, Rachel Lewis & Martha Morgan.

Church Meeting 18th Nov /68

It is agreed that the candidates be Baptized next Lords day viz

Joshua Knipe, Thos Smith, James Pembers?, Mary Ann Self, Elizabeth Roberts, Mary Ann Walkley.

Church Meeting 16 Decr /68

It is agreed that Edwin Watkins and his sister Elizabeth Watkins be Baptized next Lords Day.

Also the Church presented the sum of thirteen Pounds thirteen shillings & 5 ½ the proceeds of the Tea Meeting to the Pastor of this Church Wm Morgan

J. Morgan. Secy.

Church Meeting 13th January 1869

It is agreed that Eliza Williams be Baptized and received into Church membership next Lords Day.

W. Morgan, for J. Morgan Secy

Church Meeting 10th March 69

It is agreed that Harriet Williams Pentwyn be Baptized and received in Church membership next Lords Day.

W.M. for J. Morgan, Secy

This next portion was scored out …

Church Meeting 2nd June 1869.

It is agreed that the deacon or elder is to administer the ordinance personally to each member. Also that James Lewis Glascoed be ba …

April 7th

Church meeting it is agreed that we make a Collection towards the funds of Llangollan Collage on Lords day the 25th April /69

Church meeting 2nd June 1869

It is agreed that the deacon or elder is to administer the ordinance personally to each member.

Also that James Lewis, Glascoed be baptized next Lords day and received into communion.

John Morgan Secy

At Sep 22nd 1869

It was agreed that Charlotte Manley & Margaret Williams be baptized and received into (communion –scored out) church fellowship next Lord’s day.

John Morgan. Secy.

Oct 20th /69 Church meeting

1. it is suggested that brother John Edmunds is to see Joshua Knipe respecting his non attendance

2. also that the church book to be read next Church meeting.

3. It was agreed that a collection be made on the Lords day 7th Nov towards the incidental expences in this place.

John Morgan, Secy.

March 31st 1870

Special Church meeting

1. It is unanimously agreed to accept the resignation of the Pastorate of Wm Morgan over this Church and(unclear) to preach his farewell Sermon the last Sunday in April.

2. It is purposed by Rev Wm Morgan that a committee be formed by the Church for the purpose of managing the affairs of this Church and seconded by brother F. Morgan.

John Morgan.

April 6th 1870

Church Meeting

It was suggested last Church meeting that a committee be form’d to manage the affairs of this Church by the Pastors and seconded F. Morgan which was unanimously agreed to this evening whose names are as follows. Brothers John Edmunds, Francis Morgan, Wm Humphries senior, Edward Morgan, John Walkley senior, Henry Williams, John Morgan.

2. It was agreed that brother John Edmunds be treasurer of this Church, and that F (or T or J?) Morgan will be a fellow deacon, and Henry Williams will keep his office as Secretary of the weekly offering and the committe: and that John Morgan be secretary of the Church and committee.

3rd Also that the Secretary will read the minutes and account of (or from) the committee every three months.

John Morgan Secy

April 19th 1870 Glascoed

The first Committee Meeting ..

Brothers present.

John Edmunds

Francis Morgan

John Walkley

Henry Williams

John Morgan

1 Proposition,

  Proposed by F. Morgan seconded by J. Edmonds that J. Walkley will be president, and H. Williams vice-president of the Committe, for the ensuing year.

That we get our Ministerial supplies from the College the first two sundays in May, and to be paid out of the monthly Collections, also for the elements, to be deducted out of the same, and the remainder for the Pastor Wm Morgan.

I was proposed by Henry Williams seconded John Edmunds that we get a testimonial, for the Pastor who has resigned his Pastorate over this Church, if approved by the Church,

John Morgan, Sec ---

 Glascoed, May 12th 1870

Church Meeting

It was unanimously agreed that Joshua Knife be no longer a member of this Church.

2nd It was agreed that our Sister Margaret Griffiths will be baptised, and received into Chrurch fellowship next Lord’s day.

John Morgan, Sec

May 17th 1870

Committee Meeting

Brothers present

John Edmonds

Francis Morgan

John Walkley

Henry Williams

John Morgan

 

1st It was proposed Henry Williams seconded by John Walkley that Francis Morgan be delegate to attend the Association held at Machen and to have his expences paid.

2nd It was proposed by Br Francis Morgan seconded by Br John Edmunds that this Church invite to the Church at Tredegar to ask them if they are agreeable to us, should we give an invitation the their minister, the Rev Joseph Lewis to accept the Pastorate of this Church.

John Morgan

Glascoed June 4th 1870

Church meeting

It was proposed by brother Henry Williams seconded by Brother Francis Morgan that the separation between the members and the hearers, when they do commune will be a (unclear word)till next Church Meeting

John Morgan

Glascoed June 6th 1870

A list of the subscribers that have given towards the testament for the Rev Wm Morgan

Mrs Ann Williams Sunny Bank 1/0/0

Mr H. Williams  Beech Farm 0/15/0

Mr J. Rosser  Petingale 0/10/0

Mr D. Williams Manachty 0/10/0

Mrs M. Morgan  Lanyanant 0/10/0

Mrs Maria Watkins Pargoed 0/5/0

Mrs A. Williams  Beech Farm 0/5/0

Mrs Mary Williams Glascoed 0/5/0

Mr. J.E. Williams  Steps  0/5/0

Mr P. Meredith   0/5/0

Mr H. Aldrige   0/5/0

Mr E. Morgan  Glascoed 0/5/0

Mr W. Humphrys jur   0/5/0

Mr E. Watkins  Pergoed 0/5/0

Mr J. Rosser  Ty Coch 0/5/0

Mr R. Eley  Green Lawn 0/5/0

Mr J. Morgan  Wern here 0/4/0

Mr Benjamin Rees   0/2/6

Mr John Williams Pontypool 0/2/6

Mr John Stephens Pontypool 0/2/6

Mr P. Williams  Beech Farm 0/2/6

Mr Wm Watkins   0/2/6

Mr John Jayne   0/2/6

Mrs Eliza Morgan   0/2/6

Miss M. Morgan   0/2/6

Mr J. Davies  Ty Mawr 0/2/0

Mr J. Evans  Pen(toary?) 0/2/0

Mr L. Morgan  Glascoed 0/2/0

Mrs M. Morgan  -  0/2/0

Mrs M. Jacob  -  0/2/0

Miss Mary Williams New House 0/2/0

Mr Joseph Morgan New Inn 0/1/6

Mr/s? E. Jenkins  Glascoed Fach 0/1/0

Mr J. Jenkins  Ty Coch 0/1/0

Mrs Rachel Callow   0/1/0

Mrs E. Humphrys   0/1/0

Mrs Jane Jenkins   0/1/0

Mrs Martha Morgan Goytre 0/1/0

Mr J. Edmunds   2/0/0

Mr J. Edmunds jur   1/0/0

Mr J(?) Griffiths   1/0/0

Mr? Wm? Griffiths   0/2/6

Mr? J? Griffiths   0/2/6

Mr? J? Nichols?   0/1/0

Mrs E. Waters?   0/1/0

Mr J. Morgan   0/5/0

Mr T? Jones   0/5/0

Mr Wm Williams   0/2/6

Mrs Anne Williams   0/1/0

Mr N. Wilmott   0/2/6

A Friend    0/0/6

Mr E. Williams   0/2/0

Mr Wm. Thomas   0/10/0

Mr L. Lewis   0/5/0

Mrs Lewis    0/5/0

Miss Lewis   0/2/6

Mr Wm Davies   0/2/6

A Friend    0/1/6

Mr J/F? Morgan   0/1/0

Total    £ 11/17/0

1870, July5th Committe Meeting

Brothers Present

John Edmonds

Francis Morgan

Wm. Humphreys

Henry Williams

John Morgan

1st Proposition

  It was proposed by Br John Morgan that we have a tea meeting at this place which was unanimously to by the Church. Also approved by the Committee and we have the above mention party on thursday the 25day of August 1870 and the proceeds to be applied to the building fund of this place.

It was proposed by Br Fr. Morgan seconded by Br. J. Edmonds that Mrs Jones Trosnant will make the Cake and bread and that Mrs Williams New Inn will finds? tea and sugar.

That the first Sunday in August will be kept a prayer meeting as it was proposed by the Association.

John Morgan

Glascoed July 21st 1870.

Committe Meeting

Brothers Present

Rev. Wm. Morgan

John Edmonds

Henry Williams

John Morgan

Fr Morgan

1st It was uncausciously? Proposed in our last committee meeting that Mrs Jones Trosnant should make the cake, the proposition will be reversed, that Mrs Williams late of New Inn will make it, if she will approve of it.

July 27th 1870 Glascoed  Church Meeting

1st It was approved by the members at this meeting to accept the offer from our late minister Wm Morgan that he will be here on the communion sunday, if it will be agreeable to the Church at Monmouth.

2nd That we will have fifty bills printed with a report of our forth coming tea meeting

John Morgan

Nov 8th 1870 Glascoed

On account of the tea meeting held in the above place on thursday the 25 day of August 1870

The proceeds from tickets  £16/10/0

Received at the door   £2/18/0

From goods as was sold  £1/5/10

Total    £21/13/10

Expences Paid for printing  £0/7/6

Whitewashing Chapel  £0/5/6

Painting Gate & cleaning yard  £0/5/0

Mrs Williams for 189lbs of cake at 9 £4/5/8 ½

Ditto 20 ½ lbs Seed cake at 9  £0/15/4 ½

Plain bread   £0/8/0

4 lbs tea at 3/6   £0/14/0

20lbs (unclear) sugar at 5 (e?)  £0/9/2

Per Mrs Griffiths 20 ¾ lbs Seed cake at 8 £0/13/10

6 lbs butter at 1”6   £0/9/0

    £8/14/11

1870 Novr 16th Church Meeting

1st It is agreed at this meeting that the following persons are now out? of Communion for Negligence

No 18 Jane Jenkins

No 32 William Morgan

No 42 Thomas Smith

No 43 James Pembers

No 45 Elizabeth Roberts

No 52 Charlotte Manley

No 58 Eliza Thomas

Signed H. Williams for John Morgan Sec.

1870 Dec 15 Church Meeting

1st It is agreed that a public collection be made on Sunday the 25 Dec for the incidental expences in this place.

Signed John Morgan Sec

Church Meeting March 8th 1871

It was unanimously agreed at this meeting that the following members will be visited before next Church meeting respecting their absence from Communion.

Catherine Rees

Mary Ann Walkley

Jane Jenkins

Thomas Smith

 

John Morgan Sec

April 5th 1871, Church Meeting

1st It was agreed that the members to be visited last month will be postponed for a month.

2nd That a collection be made a fortnight next Sunday 23 for Llangollen College

John Morgan Sec—

Church Meeting, May 3rd 1871

1st It was agreed that the following members will be excluded from communion at this meeting.

William Morgan

Thomas Smith

James Pembers

Elizabeth Roberts

Charlotte Manley

Eliza Thomas

2nd That Brother Francis Morgan will attend as delegate at the Association.

3rd That we have a collection for the Association among the members on Sunday 21 May

John Morgan Sec

Church Meeting Jun 8/ 71

1st It was unanimously agreed at this meeting, that our Sister Elizabeth Richards, formerly Elizabeth Roberts will be restored to communion.

John Morgan Sec

Church Meeting June 28th 1871

1st It was unanimously at this meeting that our Brother William Morgan will be restored to communion next Lords’ day

John Morgan Sec

Church Meeting Aug 23rd 1871

It was agreed at this meeting that Wm Stinchcombe and Wm Williams will be baptised next Lords day, and received into church fellowship.

John Morgan Sec

Church meeting Glascoed Oct 18th 1871

1st The account of the tea meeting held in this place on Thursday Aug 24th 1871

Received from tickets   £16/1/0

Ditto Goods    £2/14/7

Ditto at the door   £0/10/0

Total    £19/5/7

Expenditure

To Mrs Williams 184 lbs of cake at 5  £4/4/4

Ditto Bread 7 loaves at 1   £0/7/0

Ditto seed Cake 25lb at 9  £0/18/9

Ditto 20lbs sugar at 5 ½ per lb  £0/9/2

Ditto 4 lbs of tea at 3 per lb  £0/12/0

    £6/11/3

Ditto sundries   £0/1/0

Ditto cleaning Chapel   £0/6/0

Ditto printing tickets   £0/4/6

Ditto 3lbs butter at 15? per lb  £0/4/3

Ditto for tea things   £0/1/6

Ditto Morgan’s bill   £0/4/0

   Total £7/12/6

Balance in treasurer hands

    £11/13/1

2nd It was proposed by Brother F. Morgan second by Jno Edmonds that the Church at Glascoed will ajoire? Goytre in having a Minister between them as pastor if agreeable to the Church meeting at Sharon (Goytre).

3rd It was proposed by brother H. Williams seconded by F. Morgan that Brother J. Edmonds will see the Deacons at Goytre respecting it.

 John Morgan Sec--

January 10th /72 Church Meeting Glascoed

1st It was unanimously at this meeting that the candidate Sarah (Rachel crossed out) Farr will be baptised next Lord’s day and received into Church fellowship.

2nd That the Minister will read on communion the passages pertaining to the Sacrament or Lord’s supper.

3rd It was agreed that we have a public collection on Sunday 28th inst for the support of Pontypool College.

4th It was proposed by brother F. Morgan seconded by brother J. Edmonds that brother Henry Williams will be Secretary of the Church for the ensuing year.

5th That brother F. Morgan be Secretary of the weekly offering for the coming year.

John Morgan Sec—

March 6th / 72 Church Meeting Glascoed

1st It was unanimously agreed at the meeting that the following person be Baptized on next Lords day March 10th and be received into Church Fellowship

Charles Morgan

James Matthews

Martha Williams

Ellen Pitt

2nd That Harriett Williams be received in Membership in this Church, by a letter of Discussion from the Church at Usk.

3rd It was unanimously agreed that the Church pay the Student of Pontypool College when collecting here from the support of the College the last time.

Signed Henry Williams Sec—

1872 April 4th Church Meeting

1st It was agreed at this meeting that a Collection be made in this place on Lords day April 21st in support of the Baptist College at Llangollen.

Signed Henry Williams Sec –

1872 May 9th Church Meeting

It was unanimously agreed that the following persons be excluded from Church fellowship in this place for none Attendance

Jane Jenkins

Margaret Williams

Signed Henry Williams Sec

1872 July 3rd Church Meeting

1st It was unanimously agreed that the following persons be Baptised on next Lords day July 7th and received into Church fellowship

William Morgan

William Watkins

Philip Leonard

John Watkins

2nd that Brother Thomas Smith be Restored and Received into Church fellowship next Lords day

3rd that a public tea meeting be held in this place July 28 in aid of the Building Fund

Signed Henry Williams Sec

1872 July 15th A Special Church Meeting

1st Proposed by Brother Francis Morgan that Mrs Williams make the cake for the forthcoming tea party and also proposed by Brother John Edmonds that Richard Jones of Trosnant make the cake and agreed to

Signed Henry Williams Sec

1872 August 21st Church meeting

1st It was unanimously agreed that the following persons be Baptized on next Lords day Aug 25th and also received into Church fellowship

John Jenkins

James Gibbons

Elizabeth Morgan

Signed Henry Williams Sec

1872 Sept 18th Church Meeting

1st It was unanimously agreed that the following person be Baptized next Lords day September 22nd and also received into Church fellowship

Elizabeth Morgan

and Elizabeth Arnold

& Joanna Morgan

2nd Proposed by Bro Francis Morgan

Seconded by Bro John Edmonds that the case of Thomas Smith stand over, until next Church Meeting.

Signed Henry Williams Sec

 

1872 October 23rd Church Meeting

1st the Account of the teaparty held July 25th 1872

Received from tickets   £17/15/0

Cash at the Door    £1/5/0

Provision etc Sold at Party  £1/0/0

Total    £20/0/0

?Unclear? Paid   £8/3/4

Balance in hand   £11/16/8

1872 October 23rd Church Meeting

1st The Account of the teaparty held July 25th in this place in aid of the Building fund.

Mr Jones’ Bill Currant cake 186 lbs @5 ½ 4.5.3 (Webmsters note - this is in form £.S.D)

  Seed Ditto 28lbs @ 7 ½?      17.6

  Bread   6.0

  Tea 4 @ 3/0 12.0

  Sugar 2lb 0/5 10/10

    £6.11.7

Mr Hughes’ Bill Printing Tickets  5.6

  Sundries  1.0

  Butter 6 @ 1/ 4 8.0

  Copies of music  2.0

  Use of tea things  2.3

  Cleaning Chapel  2.6

  Cleaning Chapel yard 2.6

Mr F. Morgans Bill Table & Stands  8/0

    £8.3.4

2nd. Proposed by Henry Williams, Seconded by Francis Morgan that Mrs Maria Morgan be appointed to make a fire in this place two nights a week for singing class &prayer meeting and that she be paid six pence per week for it.

3rd . That our Sister Margaret Williams be dismissed from this place to Saron, Goytre.

4th. That this Church provide Clothes suitably for the Ministers Change for Baptizing in this place

Signed Henry Williams, Sec

1872 November 6th Church Meeting

1st It was proposed by Henry Williams, seconded by Francis Morgan and unanimously agreed that this Church give a formal invitation to Mr Tucker as a Minister in the place.

2nd it is further agreed that this Church pay him a Salary of ten Shillings per weeks Remuneration for his Service.

3rd that Mr Tucker be Ordained as Minister in this place on Wednesday 20th day of November

Signed Henry Williams, Sec

 

1872 November 18th Church Meeting

1st It was unanimously agreed that the following persons be Baptized on Sunday November 24th and received into Church fellowship

Sarah Rowlands

Emma Morgan

Ellin Rosser

Sarah Jane Williams

Eliza Morgan

Louisa Williams

Hannah Maria Watkins

and John Griffiths

2nd that our sister Mary Ann Williams and Rachel Walkley be restored to Church fellowship.

Signed Henry Williams, Sec

1872 December 11th Church Meeting

1st It was agreed that the following Candidates be Baptized next Lords day December 15th and be received in Church fellowship

Elizabeth Waters

Elizabeth Arthur and

Eliza Walkley

2nd. That a tea party will be made for the Sunday School on New Years day Jan 1st /73 and that a collection shall be made for the purpose

3rd. That the first week of January will be held as a week of Prayer by this Church

Signed Henry Williams (Sec)

1873 February 5th Church Meeting

1st It was unanimously agreed that Our Brother William Williams and also our Sister Esther Williams be restored to Church Fellowship

Signed Henry Williams (Sec)

1873 March 5th Church Meeting

1st It was agreed that the following persons be Baptized next Lords day March 9th and received into Church fellowship

Sarah Tipper and

Elizabeth Davies

2ndly It was unanimously agreed that this Church pay the supplies during Mr Tuckers illness

3rdly Brother Philip Meredith has resigned his office keeping the Chapel yard in order

Signed Henry Williams (Sec)

1873 April 2nd Church Meeting

1st It was agreed that Bro Francis Morgan be appointed to do the work of Digging the graves here in this place

Signed Henry Williams (Sec)

1873 April 30th Church Meeting

1st It was unanimously agreed that our sisters Ellin Rosser and Martha Jones be dismissed to East Hill Baptist Chapel London (by letter)

2ndly that Brother James Bryan be restored to Church fellowship

3rdly that the Church Book be revised before the Association

Signed Henry Williams, Sec

1873 May 13th Special Church Meeting

At this meeting it was unanimously agreed the following persons form a Committee for the Management of the Enlargement of the Chapel

John Edmunds Senior

John Edmunds Junr

Francis Morgan

Edward Morgan

John Morgan

Henry Williams

Signed Henry Williams, Sec

1873 June 25th Church Meeting

1st It was unanimously agreed that the following Candidates for Baptism be Baptized next Lords day 29th June and received into fellowship in this place.

Anne Williams

Naomi Williams and

Elizabeth Williams

Signed Henry Williams Sec.

1873 August 20th Church Meeting

1st It was unanimously agreed that James Watkins be Baptized next Lords day August 24th and received into fellowship in this place.

2nd It was agreed that our Annual tea Meeting in this place will be held on Monday September 29th 1873 the proceeds to be applied to defray the expences of the Chapel

Signed Henry Williams (Sec)

 

The following is a list of Subscriptions for the enlargement of this Chapel September 28th 1873

J. Tucker, Pastor 0/10/0

1. Edward Morgan 0/5/0

2. Ann Williams 0/5/0

3. Mary Morgan Dead?

4. Eliza Williams 0/0/6

5. Charles Lanwarne

6. Abigail Lanwarne

7. John Evans 1/0/0

8. Rachel Williams 0/2/6

9. Mary Williams 0/2/6

10. Eliza Morgan 

11. Mary ann Lewis

12. Rachel Richards 0/1/6

13. John Edmunds 0/10/0

14. Emma Edmunds 0/10/0

15. Miriam Morgan 0/10/0

16. Emma Waters 1/0/0

17. Maria Watkins 0/10/0

18. Henry Williams 0/10/0

19. Ann Williams 0/10/0

20. John Morgan 0/10/0

21. Jane Griffiths 1/0/0

22. Francis Morgan 0/10/0

23. William Humphreys 0/2/6

24. Martha Jenkins 0/2/0

25. Mary Watkins 0/3/6

26. Catherine Rees 0/5/”

27. Mary Williams 0/3/”

28. Hannah Morgan 0/5/0

29. Philip Meredith 0/3/0

30. John Walkley Junr 0/2/0

31. Sarah Lewis 0/3/6

32. Mary Jacob  0/1/0

33. Martha Morgan 0/10/0

34. Maryann Beav(an?) 0/1/0

35. Edwin Watkins in America

36. Elizabeth Watkins 0/2/0

37. Elizabeth Rowlands

38. Mary Ann Arnold 0/2/6

39. John Walkley Senr

40. Eliza Humphreys 0/2/6

41. Margaret Griffiths

42. Elizabeth Richards

43. William Williams 1/0/0

44. Charles Morgan 0/2/6

45. James Matthews Dead

46. Martha Williams

47. Ellin Pitt

48. Harriet Williams 0/0?/6

49. William Morgan 0/5/0

50. William Watkins

51. Philip Leonard in America

52. John Watkins 0/2/6

53. John Jenkins 1/0/0

54. James Gibbon 0/10/0

55. Elizabeth Morgan 0/5/0

56. Elizabeth Morgan 0/6/0

57. Elizabeth Arnold 0/2/6

58. Joanna Morgan 0/2/6

59. Sarah Rowlands 0/2/6

60. Emma Morgan 

61. Sarah Jane Williams 0/3/0

62. Eliza Morgan 0/2/0

63. Louisa Williams

64. Hannah Maria Watkins 0/10/0

65. John Griffiths 0/10/0

66. Mary Ann Williams 0/2/6

67. Rachel Walkley

68. Elizabeth Waters 0/2/6

69. Eliza Arthur 0/4/0

70. Eliza Walkley 

71. William Williams 0/2/0

72. Esther Williams 0/2/0

73. Sarah Tipper 

74. Elizabeth Davies

75. James Bryan

76. Anne Williams

77. Naomi Williams

78. Elizabeth Williams

79. James Watkins 0/2/6

80. William Stinhcomb 0/10/0

Mr John Edmunds Senr 5/0/0

Mr E.H. Davies 0/10/0

Mr Satchell, Usk.  0/7/0

The Collection at the Morning Service September 28th 1873 £” S” D

                               4 - 2 - 6

Collection afternoon Service   1 – 10-11

Collection in Evening           1 - 7 – 9

Subscriptions from Members    18” 0” 0

Total                         £25” 1 “ 2

2”6

£25” 3” 8

1873 October 15th Church Meeting

1st It was unanimously agreed to invite the Rev Dr Price Aberdare, to deliver a lecture in this Chapel the proceeds to be applied to defray the debt on the Chapel.

2ndly that the Student from Haverfordwest College preach here on friday evening and be paid 5/0 for his expences and to be no Collection in Consequence of the expences incurred by enlarging the Chapel

Signed H. Williams (Sec)

1873 November 12th Church Meeting

1st It was unanimously agreed that the Candidate George Bryan be Baptized next Lords day Nov 16th and be received into Church fellowship in this Church

Signed H. Williams (Sec)

Scrawled across the following entry: “(Unclear word)to November 11th 1874, this being a Mistake” Henry Williams, Sec.

Church Meeting November 1873 the account of Enlarging this Chapel wich have now been completed and reopened on the 29th day of September when two Eloquent Sermons were preached by the Revd J. Lewis, Tredegar, morning + evening in the afternoon by the Rev W. Morgan, Usk when there were very liberal Collections in Aid of the enlarging of the Chapel the total Cost of Enlarging being £68”9”2 with the exception of the Hauling being done Gratis by the Members and friends.

Signed H. Williams (Sec)

1873 Church Meeting Nov 12

the account of the tea meeting held Sept 29th 1873 in this place

Total received from party 25”17”9

Paid Mr Jones Bill  11”2”6

Mrs Morgan Butter 9@1/6 “13”6

Ditto teathings  “2”3

Printing tickets  “6”3

Copies of Music  “5”0

1lb Butter Mr Jones “1”7

   12”11”1

Balance in hand  16”6”8

   £28”17”9

Signed H. Williams (Sec)

1873 December 10th Church Meeting

1st It was unanimously agreed that the Candidate Mary Leonard be Baptized next Lords day and received into Church fellowship in this place

Signed H. Williams (Sec)

At this point in the minute book a sheet was attached, which was definitely from a different year – likely much later than 1873.

Sunday May 21st Church meeting after morning service

Proposed by W. Howells

Seconded by W. Wms & carried

That we hold the recognition meeting on June 1st on the occasion of the fraternal

Proposed by W.H. Wms

Seconded “ W. Jones & carried

That we have two services

Proposed by W.H. Wms

Seconded “ W. Jones

That we hold the meetings at 2 pm and 7 pm

Carried by consent that W. Griffiths, Blaenavon preach at night.

Transcribed by Alistair Pitt from records photographed on 8th May 2009 at Gwent County Archives.