David Bashford left school on 13 April
from his Mother’s inability to pay. The Meeting agree to
receive him for two months gratuitously, at the end of
which his Mother must resume payment of weekly
allowance, otherwise the child cannot be continued. By
that time she will have the aid of her son James
Jas. and Chas. Brown, 9 years old each.
Mrs Brown cannot pay
1/- per week for her two children, but will pay 6d.
which she receives from the Board. She was called in and
examined, after which the Meeting continue the children
till next monthly meeting when the case will be further
investigated, and the teacher is requested to invite the
two eldest sons to attend the Meeting.
The Meeting are of opinion that the
monthly Meeting be hereafter held on a Wednesday and the
hour of the Meeting to be seven o’clock of the evening.
The Meeting fix Thursday [senight]
for the examination of the School at 11 o’clock and that
this be intimated from the pulpits of the several
Maybole 9 May 1850
Mr Dykes Mr Murdoch Mr Brown
The teacher reported that the boy
Bashford has been engaged for some period to the
Weaving. Mr Murdoch reported, in reference to