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RECORDS OF THE LITTLE BOLTON IMPROVEMENT TRUSTEES


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Reference TLB
Covering dates 1817-1850
Held by Bolton Archive and Local Studies Service
Extent 6 Series
Creators Little Bolton Police Commission, 1792 - 1830; Little Bolton Corporation, 1830 - 1850

Administrative history:
The first Trustees Police Commisioners for the Township of Little Bolton were nominated in the Bolton Enclosure and Improvement Act of 1792 32 George III ch.lxxi. They were responsible for "the widening, paving, lighting, watching, cleansing, and regulating the Streets, Lanes, Passages, and Places... and for supplying...Water, and for providing...Fire Engines,and Firemen, and for removing and preventing Nuisances, Incroachments and Annoyances, and for licensing and regulating Hackney Coaches and Chairs.."
The Little Bolton Improvement Act of 1830 converted the Trustees into an elected Corporation; all male ratepayers, being occupiers of premises in the Township, and having attained the age of twenty-one years,qualified to vote. 11 George IV ch.xlvi
Under the Bolton Improvement Act of 1850 14 Victoria ch.40, the powers of the Trustees were vested in Bolton Corporation

Contents:
TLB/1. Trustees' Minute Books.
TLB/2. Committee Minute Books.
TLB/3. Registers of Trustees.
TLB/4. Financial Records.
TLB/5. Notice Books.
TLB/6. Miscellaneous



TRUSTEES' MINUTE BOOKS  TLB/1  [n.d.]

Archival history:
Records 1792 - 1817 no longer extant.


Related information: See also TGB/5/1

Trustees' Minute Book  TLB/1/1  3 Apr 1817 -11 Aug 1830

Trustees' Minute Book  TLB/1/2  13 Aug 1830 - 1 Dec 1848

Trustees' Minute Book  TLB/1/3  5 Jan 1849 - 2 Aug 1850

COMMITTEE MINUTE BOOKS  TLB/2  [n.d.]

COMMITTEE MINUTE BOOK  TLB/2/1  1831-1847

Contents:
Standing Committee, 24 Aug 1831 - 9 Oct 1844
General Purposes, 29 Jan 1845 - 15 Nov 1847

COMMITTEE MINUTE BOOK  TLB/2/2  1847-1850

Contents:
General Purposes, 15 Nov 1847 - 14 Feb 1850
Ratepayers' Meeting, 18 Feb 1850

REGISTERS OF TRUSTEES  TLB/3  [n.d.]

Register of Trustees elected, with attendances at meetings  TLB/3/1  29 Mar 1830 - Oct 1849

Registers of Trustees' subscriptions to oath of performance  TLB/3/2  13 Aug 1830 - 4 Jan 1850

FINANCIAL RECORDS  TLB/4  [n.d.]

General Ledger  TLB/4/1  Jun 1830 - Jun 1844

General Account Book - materials, fire engine, police, Town Hall, wages, etc  TLB/4/2  Jun 1844 - Jun 1845

Annual Statements' of Account  TLB/4/3  Jun 1839 - Jun 1849

Contents:
Incomplete

Annual Statements of Account  TLB/4/4  Jun 1839 - Jun 1848

Contents:
Incomplete

Receipt Book  TLB/4/5  Sep 1840 - May 1849

Account Book - Trustees with the Bank of Bolton  TLB/4/6  May 1849 - Dec 1850

NOTICE BOOKS  TLB/5  [n.d.]

Removal of Dunghills  TLB/5/1  Mar 1832 - Oct 1837

Removal of Urine Stones (blank)  TLB/5/2  Undated

Raising of Chimneys  TLB/5/3  Sep 1832 - Jul 1850

Guarding Cellar Openings  TLB/5/4  May 1836 - Feb 1848

General Complaints  TLB/5/5  Feb 1832 - Jan 1845

Building of Necessary Houses  TLB/5/6  Jan 1837 - Mar 1849

MISCELLANEOUS  TLB/6  [n.d.]

Petition by inhabitants of Goodwin Street for the removal of a mill lodge  TLB/6/1  1832

Official Seal of the Trustees  TLB/6/2  Undated c.1830

Register of times for lighting and extinguishing gas lamps  TLB/6/3  Sep 1832 - Apr 1850

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