The Records of St. Bartholomew's Priory and St. Bartholomew the Great, West Smithfield: Volume 2. Originally published by Oxford University Press, Oxford, 1921.
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SECTION 6 - DUTIES OF PAROCHIAL OFFICIALS
Duties of the Vestry Clerk.
1 April 1778. Vestry Minute Book, iii, 490. (fn. 1)
Duties of the Beadle.
Epitomized from Vestry Minute Book, iii, 454. (fn. 2) Approved in Vestry, 4 Sept. 1771.
To keep order in parish, prevent beggars and vagabonds lurking in parish, boys disturbing the inhabitants by gaming, &c., keep the horses out of the close on Fridays, attend church on Sunday morning and afternoon and prevent children playing and talking in service time.
Assist churchwardens in collecting their books, attend upper churchwarden every morning to receive orders, keep him informed, prepare and deliver out summons for vestry and trustee meetings, give notice to Contractor for the poor of the meetings of the Guardians.
That he be paid £20 a year salary and five pounds more in lieu of all extra charges in the performance of his duty. That he have a cloak and hat once in two years and a great coat and hat in the intermediate years, and that five pounds be paid by the Treasurer. (fn. 3)
Duties of the Sexton.
18 Oct. 1816. From Vestry Minute Book, iv, 372. (fn. 4)
To attend the rector or minister on all church duties and whatever assistance he may need in the performance of his duty he must pay for it out of his salary which he will receive which is Thirty Pounds per annum.
Duties of the Watchmen.
From the Vestry Minutes, 4 Oct. 1744, vol. iii, 228. (fn. 5)
From the 29th of September to the 25th of March the watch to be set from nine o' the clock in the evening till six o'clock in the morning and from the 25th of March to the 29th of September from 10 o'clock in the evening to four o'clock in the morning.
That the Watchman be allowed ten pence per night each man from the 29th of September to the 25th March and eight pence per night from the 25th March to the 29th September. If any of the Watchmen neglect to attend and perform his duty, that night's pay to be deducted, in which he shall so neglect his duty, and the constable for the time being to hire another man in his stead on the parish account.