Memorandum of Association


1. The name of the Association shall be the CARBIS ONE NAME SOCIETY and it is hereinafter included in the words ‘the Association’

Registered Office

2. There is no intention at present to have a single centralises office, although the current Owners Chelsea London address should suffice for the foreseeable future. Other appropriate locations in each of the various areas, as indicated below, may be used to serve the needs of the members.


3. The objects for which the Association is established are:

3.1 To provide a central organisation for persons of the CARBIS surname and other related persons.

3.2 The promotion of conservation of documents, photographs and all other related materials and monuments of CARBIS name significance.

3.3 To further the study of the CARBIS history and origins.

3.4 To either sponsor or self-produce a definitive publication of such study and research.

3.5 To provide for the acquisition and dissemination of genealogy information by and among Members of the Association; to encourage research, the publication of a newsletter devoted to the interests of the Association

3.6 To admit eligible persons to membership and to confer on them such rights and privileges as may be deemed expedient.

3.7 to do all other such lawful things as are incidental or conducive to the attainment of the above objects or any of them.


4. The income of the Association whencesoever derived, shall be applied solely towards the promotion of the objects of the Association, as set forth in this Memorandum of Association and no portion thereof shall be paid or transferred directly or indirectly by way of dividend or bonus, or otherwise howsoever, by way of profit to Members of the Association provided that, nothing herein contained shall prevent payment in good faith of remuneration to any officers or servants of the Association, or to any Member thereof or other person, in return for any services rendered to the Association.

Dissolution of Association

5. If upon the winding up or dissolution of this Association there remains after the
satisfaction of all its debts and liability any property whatsoever, the same shall be
not be paid or distributed amongst the Members of the Association, but shall be
given or transferred to some other institution or institutions connected with
Genealogy, to be determined by the Members of the Association.

How it will Work

There is no doubt that there may well be other formats for the successful running of such a Society and although the above forms the central principles for this ‘One Name Society’, how it actually works is yet something else.

For the time being there is no proposal to formally nominate a ‘Head Person’ of this Society, nor is there any formal body of individuals who would make up the governing body. As the Society stands in its infancy, it is a loosely knit group of individuals who have an interest in the continuing research of the history and genealogy of the CARBIS surname and similar related matters. In a sense the proposal is that each of the following locations will be self-supporting and that all this Memorandum of Association does, is to formalise the overall situation necessary to create such a Society.

The thinking behind all this is that there will be at least one central person in each of the locations who will form a ‘chain’ linking the Cornwall [or rather Kernow] element with each and all of you, who are the members of this particular Society. Therefore what is now proposed is that there are four locations around the world for distribution, co-ordination and for any other matters that requires his or her collective attention or thinking.

The three persons who have been approached are:

All of whom have accepted this extra workload that this may impose upon them and their families, for the benefit of the local membership of this Society.

On the subject of finance, it is proposed that an annual subscription fee of £8.00 [GB Pounds] be levied. This figure was one of four such sums of money that was indicated on the questionnaire at the 2000 CARBIS Gathering and is the one that garnered the most votes at that time. It is proposed that this will be collected in the various locations and maintained by the nominated person to offset expenses of distribution etc. These monies should be maintained in a separate bank account under the general heading of the ‘CARBIS One Name Society’.