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and pay out of the whole profits of the said boat, without diminution or deduction to any stranger going in the said boat to be made, the said quarter share unto the Church­wardens of Brighthelmston for the time being, and half-a-share for the Vicar there for the time being, and the other he hath for his own use." Item—" the said wardens used to employ the said quarter share especially upon the building of forts and walls towards the sea for the defence of the said town, and for provision of shot and powder and other furniture for that purpose, and at all times to have in readiness in some convenient place in the town, to be kept in store safely, 4 barrels of powder and 40 round shot and 10 chain shot for every piece, and to be applied likewise for the entertainment of soldiers in time of wars, and other public service of the Prince and maintenance of the 'Parish Church.'"
Orders for the Churchwardens—" Imprimis. There shall be yearly at the time accustomed two substantial fishermen and one such landsman, chosen by consent of the Constable, Vicar, or Curate, and the chief of the town, for Churchwardens." Item : the said Churchwardens, or any of them, shall not employ nor disburse any of the money to be kept by the sea-faring and land-wardens to any other use than for the reparation of the church, and for neces­sary public charges for the town, without the consent of the Constable, the Vicar, or Curate, and six substantial men of the parish, first had in writing, of which six four shall be fishermen and two landsmen, upon pain of imying all sums of money laid out contrary to this order, at and upon the charges of the said wardens. And if they shall neglect to collect such quarter share of the fishermen for the town's uses, after his or their knowledge that it is due, within six days, then he or they for every time so neglecting shall pay unto the poor man's box, of Brighthelmston, three shillings and fourpence, or else answer it before the Com missioners."
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