RECORDS OF THE LITTLE BOLTON IMPROVEMENT TRUSTEES
||Little Bolton Police Commission, 1792 - 1830; Little Bolton Corporation, 1830 - 1850
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
TLB/1. Trustees' Minute Books.
TLB/2. Committee Minute Books.
TLB/3. Registers of Trustees.
TLB/4. Financial Records.
TLB/5. Notice Books.
TRUSTEES' MINUTE BOOKS TLB/1
Records 1792 - 1817 no longer extant.
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
COMMITTEE MINUTE BOOK TLB/2/1 1831-1847
Standing Committee, 24 Aug 1831 - 9 Oct 1844
General Purposes, 29 Jan 1845 - 15 Nov 1847
COMMITTEE MINUTE BOOK TLB/2/2 1847-1850
General Purposes, 15 Nov 1847 - 14 Feb 1850
Ratepayers' Meeting, 18 Feb 1850
REGISTERS OF TRUSTEES TLB/3
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
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
Annual Statements of Account TLB/4/4 Jun 1839 - Jun 1848
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
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
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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