The Trinity Parish vestry was responsible for adminstering the temporal affairs of the parish, which involved it in the work of the churchwardens and the overseers of the poor.
Trinity Parish, Ely, vestry book, 272 pages: (p. 1) list of certificates taken in by the churchwardens and overseers of the poor of the parish, 1698-1798. The list contains the date, the name of the poor person and the name of the parish from which the certificate came; (p. 65) list of certificates granted and apprentices put out by the same, 1707-1800; (p. 137) list of persons examined or ordered to be removed from the parish, and of those appealing against the assessment of rates, etc., 1711-1800; (pp. 171-194) minutes of vestry meetings, written inversely, 1804-1808; (p. 197) list of bonds given to the parish, 1707-1799; (p. 206-232) minutes of vestry meetings, mostly written inversely, 1795-1801; (p. 235) vestry orders with regards to poor relief and the minutes of meetings, 1724-1795.
Presented by Miss A.B. Marshall, 1929.
Please cite as Cambridge University Library, Department of Manuscripts and University Archives, Trinity Parish, Ely: Vestry Book, MS Add.6622