Maybole 4th October 1850
Present Mr Dykes The Revd MrThomson Mr
Hannay Mr W Brown
The teacher reported that Wm Logan has
not yet been sent to the School and he thinks his entry
may be as well delayed till fever which is at present
among the family have left them.
The teacher also reported that
McCulloch’s child came to the School two weeks ago and
is attending regularly.
The case of the two children Hathorn was
taken up by the meeting - the one 11 and the other 9
years old - whose father (able-bodied) lately deserted
them - and the Secretary explained the interest which
Lady Blair took in these children. The Meeting are of
the opinion that the support of these children, until
the Father is discovered, falls upon the Parochial Board
- and the teacher is directed to defray the charge of
their bed in the interim and to claim payment from the
Mrs Trousel complains that she cannot
continue to pay 4d per week for her child. She is a
widow - has five children - youngest 8 years old. The
woman having been examined, the meeting is of opinion
that her circumstances are such as quite enable her to
pay the said weekly rate.
William Milhall’s child, a girl - claim
to be admitted to the School and will pay 4d per week.
She was formerly at the School and attended regularly.
The Meeting allow her to be readmitted.