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THE THOROTON SOCIETY.

President:

HIS GRACE THE DUKE OF PORTLAND, K.G., G.C.V.O.

Vice-Presidents :

HIS GRACE THE DUKE OF NEWCASTLE

THE RIGHT HON. THE EARL MANVERS

THE RIGHT REV. THE LORD BISHOP OF SOUTHWELL

The Right Hon. Lord Belper, A.D.C.

E. H. FRASER, Esq., D.C.L., J.P.

THE VERY Rev. R. Gregory, D.D., Dean of S. Paul's, LONDON REV. CANON TREBECK, M.A.

JOHN E. ELLIS, ESQ., M.P.

JOHN G. B. THOROTON-HILDYARD, ESQ., J.P.

G. W. MARSHALL, ESQ., LL.D., ROUGE CROIX.

Council:

THE RIGHT HON. LORD HAWKESBURY, F.S.A. Chairman.

WILLIAM BRADSHAW, ESQ.

PERCY J. CROPPER, ESQ.

REV. A. J. L. DOBBIN, B.A.

JAMES Gow, Esq., M.A., Lit.D.

M. I. JOYCE, ESQ., LINCOLN'S INN

MRS. CHAWORTH MUSTERS, OF WIVERTON

JOHN RUSSELL, Esq., M.A.

MRS. STAUNTON, OF STAUNTON
W. H. STEVENSON, ESQ., M.A.

G. H. WALLIS, ESQ., F.S.A.
JAMES WARD, Esq.

REV. R. H. WHITWORTH, M.A., F.R.H.S.

JOHN C. WARREN, ESQ., M.A., Hon. Treasurer.

REV. J. STANDISH, B.A.,

W. P. W. PHILLIMORE, ESQ., M.A., B.C.L.,

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Hon.

Secretaries.

: ancient records relative to the County, and an al illustrated volume of Transactions, containing unts of the Society's Meetings and Papers read, ing to the Antiquities of the County.*

Meetings and Excursions to places of interest in the County.

istoric and Roman Antiquities, Ecclesiastical, Military, mestic Architecture, Brasses, Church Bells, Monumental tions (which are nearly all unrecorded), Ancient Wills Probate Registries at York and Nottingham, Inquisitiones ortem, Marriage Licenses, Church Goods, Feet of Fines, ic Chartularies, etc.

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s Annual Subscription, 10s. 6d,; Associates*, Gentlemen, 7/6. After the 20th June, 1897, the if they deem it expedient, impose an Entrance d. on New Members.

sociates may attend all meetings of the Society other usiness meetings, but are not entitled to receive any of ciety's publications.

Its objects shall be to promote the study of the hist antiquities of Nottinghamshire :

(a) By holding Meetings in the County or its vicin (b) By printing for its Members Transactions Meetings, and Papers on Antiquarian, Gene or Historical subjects, relating to Nottingha Nottinghamshire.

(c) By printing ancient records and manuscripts to the Town and County.

CONSTITUTION OF THE SOCIETY.

II. The Society shall consist of Subscribing and H Members.

III. The Subscribing Members shall be elected Council. A Subscribing Member shall pay an annu scription of half-a-guinea or a composition of £5 Members who compound for their subscription shall b Members of the Society. The Council may, after 200 M have been elected, impose an entrance fee of 10s. 6d.

Subscriptions shall be due on the 1st January in eac and the financial year of the Society shall begin on th

IV. Honorary Members shall be nominated by the for their eminence in Archæology or for special s rendered to the Society, and they shall be elected at a Meeting of the Society.

V. The rights and privileges of Subscribing and H Members shall be the same.

VI.-All Members shall be entitled to attend the M of the Society, and to receive copies of such of the S Transactions as are printed for the period of their m ship; but no copy of the Transactions for any year forwarded to a Member whose subscription for that ye

arrear.

VII. Membership of the Society shall cease

(a) By voluntary resignation, after payment of all subscriptions that may be due.

(b) By special resolution of the Council, who may cancel any Membership without assigning any reason therefor.

Provided that no Member shall cease to belong to the Society under clause (b) of this rule until a resolution to that effect has been passed by the Council, by a majority of at least two-thirds. A copy of any such resolution shall be forwarded to the Member to whom it relates.

The Council may also remove a Member's name from the list of Subscribing Members if his subscription is three years in arrear.

VIII.-Ladies or Gentlemen may, on the introduction of a Member, join the Society as Associates for the year. Each Lady Associate shall pay a subscription of 5s., and each Gentleman Associate a subscription of 7s. 6d. Associates shall be entitled to attend all meetings of the Society, other than Business Meetings, and to join all Excursions. They shall not be entitled to receive the Society's Transactions. The Tickets of Lady Associates are transferable among members of the same family.

IX. The affairs of the Society shall be managed by a Council consisting of Ex-officio Members and ordinary Members.

The Ex-officio Members of the Council shall be :

The President of the Society,

The Vice-Presidents of the Society,

The Hon. General Secretaries,

The Hon. Treasurer.

X.-The President and Vice-Presidents shall be elected annually at the General Meeting of the Society, on the Nomination of the Council. The President shall take the Chair at all Meetings of the Society at which he is present. In his absence the Chair shall be taken by one of the VicePresidents, the Chairman of the Council, or by some other Member of the Council.

The Vice-Presidents of the Society shall not exceed fifteen in number. They shall be elected, when practicable, with a view to the Representation on the Council of different parts of the County.

XI. The Treasurer shall be elected annually. He shall receive all monies due to the Society, and pay all accounts passed by the Council. He shall, as soon as possible after

the close of the financial year, submit a balance sheet, accounts, and account books for audit by the Finance Committee, and he shall lay the balance sheet before the Annual Meeting.

XII. The Secretaries shall be elected annually. They, or one of them, shall personally or by deputy attend the Meetings of the Society and of the Council, and enter in a Minute Book the proceedings of such Meetings. They shall also send out Notices of the Meetings of the Society and of the Council.

XIII. There shall be not more than twelve ordinary Members of Council, all of whom shall retire annually, but shall be eligible for re-election. Casual vacancies shall be filled by the Council.

XIV. The Council shall appoint a Finance Committee, consisting of not less than three Members, whose duty it shall be to examine the Accounts of the Society before they are presented to the Council.

MEETINGS OF THE SOCIETY AND OF THE

COUNCIL.

XV. The Society shall hold at least one General Meeting for the transaction of business in each year. At this Meeting a report of the Council on the proceedings of the Society during the past year, and of its financial position, shall be laid before the Society, and the officers and members of the Council for the ensuing year shall be elected. The time and place of the General Meetings shall be determined by the Council.

XVI.-Special Meetings of the Society may be convened at any time by the General Secretaries at the request of the President of the Society, or on receipt of a requisition signed by not less than ten subscribers.

XVII. The Society shall meet or make excursions for the purpose of viewing and hearing papers read on objects of antiquarian interest within the County of Nottingham or its vicinity. The places and dates of such visits shall be determined by the Council, but, as a general rule, one visit of two or three days' duration shall take place in the Summer, and a day's excursion shall be made in the Spring or Autumn of each year.

XVIII. The arrangements for visits to any place which last more than one day shall be made by a Local Committee appointed for the purpose, with the assistance and advice of

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