The Teacher reported that Mrs Henderson
could not pay 4d per week for her child but she says
that she could pay 2d per week. The meeting agree to
accept of her own proposal.
Mrs Kechie claims for the
admission (P4 of Record Book) of two of her 3 children
(aged 5, 8, & 11) for whom she offers to pay 9d per
week, having been considered, are of opinion that as
these children are supported by the Parochial Board (who
pay her 2/- per week for their support) the expense of
their education falls upon the Board & they request this
be notified to the Chairman of the Board.
Mrs Trousels claim (p4) for
admission of her child of 8 and a half years was next
considered. She is not on the Board and offers 3d per
week, has 3 other children 19, 14, & 11 from whom she
gets no assistance they having all left her. The meeting
request the Teacher make further enquiry into the facts
stated by her and if true to receive the child.
Mrs Bashford's claim for
admission of her second child David Bashford aged 11
(p5) and her offer to pay 4d per week agreed to.
The Meeting request the Revd Mr
Thomson to endeavour to prevail on Mr Gemmell Shoemaker
to receive the eldest son (James Bashford) as an
apprentice or if he cannot, that he will endeavour to
prevail on some of his brothers in the trade to take
The meeting think it right to
request the Teacher to desire the Parent or other
applicants for the admission of children along with the
children or child to appear at the monthly meeting that
the Committee may satisfy themselves by further
The Meeting understanding that Wednesday
is thought not generally convenient for several of the
members of Committee agree to meet on the first Thursday
of next month and to consider if that, or any other day
be more suitable. Meeting closed with prayer by the
Reverend Mr Dodds.