Wreck of the Barque 'Edmond'
ON behalf of those who were saved from the shipwreck of the Barque
Edmond, on the awful night of the 19th of November, we hereby beg to
offer the expression of our heartfelt gratitude to Laurence Quinlivan,
Esq., Mayor of Limerick, to Alderman John Mc Donnell, the charterer
of said vessel, and to the Corporation and Citizens generally of Limerick,
and to all who subscribed to the fund, for the kind and generous interest
they manifested in our fate, and for the charity, the promptitude,
and the zeal they have shown in contributing to the amount of over £300
towards the exigencies of our forlorn position, and the relief the
necessitous laboured under.
To the Right Worshipful the Mayor in particular, for his exertions
in collecting so large a fund, and for his active benevolence on the
occasion, we have not language sufficiently strong to convey our sentiments
May a beneficent Providence, in his all wise dispensations, reward
the charitable exertions thus made on behalf of those who at the time
greatly needed this extension of public munificence towards them.
Signed on behalf of the survivors.
The following is a list of the Subscribers:
Commissioners, by Capt. Ellis, £50; Earl Clarendon,
Ald. John McDonnell, Mark Phillips, £20 each; the owners of the
Edmond, J. Arnott, G. Cannock, a Lady, Capt. Dickson, Col. Vandeleur
(Kilrush), Rev. J. Staveley, W. Goold, M.P., a Lady, £5 each; City
Dublin Steam Company, per Mr. Sibthorpe, £10; Rev G. Osborne, £3
5s; Lord Bishop and J. N. Russell & Sons, £3 each; Nesbitt
and Co., London, per J. N. Russell and Sons, 20l.; the Mayor, Alderman
McDonnell (Mayor elect), R. Potter, Michael Quin, Ald. Goary, Joseph
Murphy, F. Spaight, J. Bannatyne, J. & P McDonnell, Henry O’Shea,
Jas. Harvey & Co., Capt. Kennedy (late 68th), Reuben Harvey, Mr.
Sargent (Cahir), Alexander Brothers, Aldermon Watson, Dawson, McMahon,
O’Gorman, Mulcahy, Wm. O’Connell, W. L. Joynt, John Barrington,
James McCarthy, Robert Keays, F. J. O’Neill, B. Mulrenan, Robt.
Frost, Michl. Kelly, W. Delaney, J. Sharp, F. P. Russell, Thos. Worrall,
Robt. Rodgers, Ryan Brothers, Mullock & Son, John Sidley, John Roche,
Wm. Randall, T.M. Quin, George Dartnell, John Ellard, £1 10s. each;
D. Cullen, W. Phayer, E. O’Donnell, a Friend, per W. L. Joynt,
James Morris, S. Bouchier, J. Sheehy, F. Greene, P. Drysdale, John O’Donnell,
James Spaight, N. McDonnell, Revington & Co., Todd & Co., John
Quin, Dean Kirwan, Joseph Fogerty, James Barry, Laurence Kelly, John
White, Henry Vereker, Ald. Hall, W. Cochrane, Thomas Nairn, Dr. Griffin,
Mrs. D. F. G. Mahony, & Son, P. G. Barron, James Worrall, Wm. Gabbett,
W. Fraser, Bank Ireland, G. Vickers, W. H. White, £1 each.
Out of 102 persons saved from the wreck, including two cabin passengers
who would take no money, one hundred persons were paid £2 5s each, £225.
The orphans, and distressed friends of those who were lost £100.
LIMERICK CHRONICLE, 21 DECEMBER, 1850