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Inaugural Meeting 1810



At a Meeting held in AYLESBURY on the 9th of NOVEMBER, 1810;

                 P R E S E N T,

THE HONORABLE GENERAL POULETT.
            COLONEL NUGENT.
CAPTAIN HUMPHREYS, R.N.
THE REV. JOSEPH WELLS, D.D.
DAVID UWINS, ESQ. M.D.
THE REV. JOHN WHITE.
THE REV. THOMAS HOWARD.
ACTON CHAPLIN, ESQ.
ACTON CHAPLIN, JUN. ESQ.
WILLIAM RICKFORD, ESQ.
MR. JAMES NEALE.
                  MR. THOMAS TINDAL.       AND
MR. JOSEPH ROSE.

V I S I T O R S    P R E S E N T.

MR. CROOKENDEN.
AND THE REV. THOMAS LE MESURIER.

R E S O L V E D.

I. THAT a Club be established at Aylesbury, to be called the AYLESBURY CLUB;  and meet on the Friday nearest the Full Moon, in the Months of NOVEMBER, DECEMBER, JANUARY, FEBRUARY, MARCH, and APRIL, unless one of those days should be Good Friday;  in which case, the Club to be held on the preceding Friday.

II. THAT the following Noblemen and Gentlemen, who have signified their assent to become Members of this Club, shall            be, and are considered as original Members of this Club.

EARL TEMPLE
      LORD GEORGE GRENVILLE.
      THE HONORABLE GENERAL POULETT.
      THE REV. SIR GEORGE LEE, BART.
      SIR GEORGE NUGENT, BART.
      SIR THOMAS SHEPPARD, BART.
      WILLIAM LOWNDES, ESQ. OF WHADDON HALL.
      REAR ADMIRAL FREMANTLE
      THE REV. DR. MILNER.
      THE REV. DR. WELLS.
      DR. UWINS.
      COLONEL PIGOTT OF DODDERSHALL.
      JOHN POULETT, ESQ.
      THOMAS COTTON SHEPPARD, ESQ.
      CAPTAIN HUMPHREYS, R.N. OF WEEDON LODGE.
      NATHANIEL LUCAS, ESQ.
      JOHN AYTON, ESQ. OF MISSENDEN ABBEY.

GEORGE ROWLAND MINSHULL, ESQ., OF ASTON CLINTON.
      THE REV. JOHN WHITE, OF HARDWICK.
      THE REV. THO. HOWARD, OF HOGSTONE.
      E. O. GRAY, ESQ. OF MAIDS MORTON.
      THE REV. WILLIAM ODDIE, OF BIERTON.
      LANCELOT WYATT, ESQ. OF WINSLOW.
      ACTON CHAPLIN, ESQ. OF PITCHCOTT.

    AND     COLONEL NUGENT,       ]
                  ACTON CHAPLIN, ESQ. ]
                  WM. RICKFORD, ESQ.   ]
                  MR. THOMAS TINDAL.  OF AYLESBURY.
                  MR. JAMES NEALE,       ]
      AND   MR. JOSEPH ROSE.      ]

III. THAT the following Gentlemen, being Members of the Winslow Club, be considered as honorary Members of this Club.

THE REV. RICHARD LOWNDES.
THE REV. ROBERT LOWNDES.
THE REV. THOMAS LOWNDES.
DR. TOOKEY.
THE REV. MR. WRIGHT, OF CLAYDON.
ROBERT MILLER, ESQ.
THOMAS HEARN, ESQ.
THE REV. JAMES PIGOTT,
DR. LORD.
MR. JAMES LORD.
JOHN BISCOE, ESQ.
THE REV. MR. BOWERBANK.
THE REV. MR. GARDINER.
THE REV. MR. ASHFIELD.
THE REV. MR. BENNET.
HENRY HANMER, ESQ.
RICHARD DAYRELL, ESQ.
THE REV. MR. LANGSTON.
JAMES COWLEY, ESQ. [This appears to be a mistake for John Cowley]
AND LIEUTENANT GEORGE DARDIS, OF THE ROYAL BUCKS.

IV. THAT the following Gentlemen, who do not reside during the Months of Meeting, but may occasionally be in the                   County, be considered as honorary Members of this Club.
         WILLIAM LOWNDES, ESQ. OF BROUGHTON.
         HENRY DEERING, ESQ. OF THE LEE,
         AND THOMAS WAKEFIELD, ESQ. OF WENDOVER.

V. THAT the subscription for this Club be Two Guineas per year for Wine, and the ordinary Seven Shillings and Six-pence, to include all Expenses for Dinner.  THAT no Fines for non-attendance, or extra charges be admitted;  but that the Members not present at the first yearly Meeting of the Club, be requested to empower some Person to pay to the Treasurer the Amount of their Subscriptions, that there may be no delay in providing good Wine for the Club.

VI. THAT Dinner be served up precisely at four o’clock, and the quantity of Wine to be drank as a Club, not to exceed one Bottle for each person present, including Dinner
Wine.  Such Members as chosen to remain after the President has quitted the Chair, to pay for the Wine they may call for, at the rate of Six Shillings per bottle.

VII. THAT honorary Members and Visitors, introduced by Members, pay Thirteen Shillings and Six pence for Dinner and Wine, of which Five Shillings will be accounted for to the Treasurer by the Master of the House

VIII. THAT  for the present SEASON the Club be held at the WHITE HART INN, and in future at the two principal Inns alternately, unless the Club should find cause to alter their Resolution on this Subject.

IX. THAT the Master of the Inn be allowed, exclusive of the Seven Shillings and Six-pence for Dinner, one Shilling for every Bottle expended of the Club Wine.

X. THAT the Club being totally unconnected with Politics, no subject be started, or Toast proposed, likely to provoke such discussions;  good Cheer, good Humor, and good Neighbourhood, being the most desirable objects of all Human Policy.

XI. THAT a Room be prepared for Tea, Coffee, and Cards, for those who choose to resort thither, but no otherwise connected with the Club, except that none but Members, honorary Members, or Visitors introduced by Members, shall be admitted, and each Person to pay for what he may there call for.

XII. THAT after this Day, no Person can be admitted a Member of this Club but by Ballot;  notice of such Ballot to be given at one Meeting, and the Ballot to take place at the next;  two black Beans to exclude, and seven Members necessarily present at each Ballot.

XIII. THAT Notice be given every year, fourteen Days previously of the Days of Meeting for the Season, and no further Notice to be given or expected.

XIV. THAT the Master of the Inn be paid at each Meeting, Seven Shillings and Six-pence for twelve Persons for Dinner, Fire, Candles, Beer, Fruit, &c. and at the same rate for every Person exceeding that number.

XV. THAT any Member, or honorary Member, contributing any Article of good Cheer for the use of the Club, his Services will be duly appreciated, and honourable mention made thereof by the President.

XVI. THAT a President for the Season be elected at the November Meeting annually, and that COLONEL NUGENT be the President for the present Season.

XVII. THAT a Secretary and Treasurer for the Season, be elected at the same Meeting; who at the end of the Season, shall apply by Letter to such Gentlemen as shall not have paid their Subscriptions; and that MR. ROSE be the Secretary and Treasurer for the present Season, to whom the Members are requested to pay their first Subscriptions.

XVIII. THAT Members neglecting for two Seasons to pay their Subscriptions will be considered as having quitted the Club, and can only be re-admitted by Ballot, and paying their Arrears.

Signed, EDWARD NUGENT, PRESIDENT.

The future Days of Meeting for the present Season, will be as follows. – Friday 7th DECEMBER, 1810.  FRIDAY 4th JANUARY, 1811.  Friday 1st FEBRUARY.  FRIDAY 1st MARCH.  and FRIDAY 5th APRIL.

Printed by J. H. Marshall, Temple Street, Aylesbury.

[Handwritten addendum] Members since admitted.
Robert Ward Esq.                             Hyde Heath
William Lowndes Esq.                     Chesham
Capt Thos. Sneling                           Great Missenden
Geo. Hapele Esq.                             Cholesbury
The Rev. Edwd Owen                        St Leonards
James Senior Esq.                            Broughton Pastures
Mr. Robert Dele                                Aylesbury
The Rev. Isaac King                        Wycombe
The Honorable Everard Arundell      Lillies
Christopher Salter Esq.                   Salthill
The Rev. J.S. Freeman DD              Chalfont St Peter



Published courtesy of Dr David Noy and Christine Dodds – www.winslow-history.org.uk