Collection AR21 - Ancient Order of Shepherds Minute Books

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Reference code

AR21

Title

Ancient Order of Shepherds Minute Books

Date(s)

  • 1866 - 1889 (Creation)

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Extent and medium

2 vols

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Name of creator

Ancient Order of Shepherds (1866 - 1889)

Administrative history

Sanctuary Pride of the Sea was opened in January 1866, with officers from Sancuary 3146 of the Order in attendance. Pride of the Sea was the South Norwood Sanctuary (i.e. branch): the first meeting took place at the Alliance Hotel, South Norwood ( no location is given for any other meeting); and several of the officers can be identified as South Norwood residents.

One Croydon lodge of the Ancient Order of Foresters friendly society (opened at the Ship Inn in 1862) was named Pride of the Ocean: this may explain the Shepherds choice of name.

Meetings took place monthly (although minutes have not been completed for four meetings in the latter part of 1881). Officers, who were elected in December and June for six - month terms, included the following: Ancient Pastor [Chairman]; Sub Pastor; Treasurer; Scribe (or Secretary); First Attendant; First Keeper; Second Keeper; and Auditor. Not all these posts existed throughout the period of the minute books.

Like most friendly societies, Sanctuary Pride of the Sea supported its members (Brothers) or their dependants at times of sickness, hardship or death. The minutes, however, are more concerned with the Sanctuarys administration and ceremonial ( the election of officers and new members, and the imposition of fines dor absence from meetings, or for breaches of regulations such as not wearing a scripp, etc.)

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Accession Number: A21

Ancient Order of Shepherds Minute Books

Sanctuary Pride of the Sea, no 4300

Item date: 1866-1889

Accession date: 31/7/1942

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Scope and content

Minute books of Sanctuary Pride of the Sea, no 4300 of the Ancient Order of Shepherds friendly society

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  • English

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GB-352-ar21

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24/06/2015

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