Ref NoUC 2/1
TitleTrustees and Trust Corporation records
Date1771 - 1851
LevelSub Collection
DescriptionThe earliest surviving records of the Trustees of the New Meeting House, Birmingham, comprise one minute book dating from 1771 (see UC 2/1/1/1). Although the church dates from the late seventeenth century, no Vestry minutes or Trustee minutes survive before the year 1771. It has been suggested that the earlier minutes have been lost, although we can assume that some form of Trust had existed since the church was formed in 1690. The Trustees of Nonconformist congregations usually comprised a body of senior members of the church, whose main responsibilities were to administer the Trust Deeds and the material upkeep of the church. Likewise, the Trust Deeds for the New Meeting House and Church of the Messiah, Birmingham, do not survive, these documents generally providing information about these individuals and, as they died or were removed, their replacements. There are however a set of later documents relating to the administration of various Trust deeds amongst some other material relating to the aftermath of the Priestley Riots (see catalogue record UC 2/14/2/6 below).
AccessStatusOpen
LanguageEnglish
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