Women had been eligible on the old Vestries and several were then serving.
What changes then, it will be asked, are made with regard to Vestries?
But the Vestries Act, 1818, only applies to ancient parishes.
They were prohibited from voting at vestries, or being high or petty constables.
The Acts under which the Vestries had to work were very imperfect.
Various were the excuses made by the Vestries for doing nothing.
Some of the Vestries put forward their economy as a claim for praise.
The powers of Vestries are administered with too great a regard to economy.
A form for use of vestries and district boards to be also given.
These powers to be extended to vestries and district boards.