Ennistymon Union Minute Books

Book No. 1 

Meetings held from 25th September 1839 - 11th October 1841

 

[1] At the first meeting of the guardians of the Ennistymon Union held at the Courthouse in Ennistymon on the 25th of September, 1839 agreeably with the order of the Poor Law Commissioners.

Present
Ex officio guardians Elected guardians
Major Mc Namara, Cornelius O’Brien M.P.
Andrew Finuncane Esq. Michael Kennedy,
Francis Mc Namara Esq. Patrick Shannon,
John Mc Namara Esq. Peter Gipson,
Francis Gould Morony Esq. Francis Sweeney,
Francis John Fitzgerald Esq. James Clancy,
John O’Brien Esq. Mathias Kenny,
John Kerin,
Daniel Considine,
Michael Considine,
Edmund Thynne,
John Cahill,
Francis Fitzgerald,
Patrick Howley,
Peter John Owen,
Michael Mc Namara,
William O’Brien,
Thomas Cahill,
James O’Brien,

[2]
Resolved
- that Cornelius O'Brien be chairman of the board.
- that Francis Gould Morony be vice chairman of the board.
- that Patrick Shannon be deputy vice chairman of the board.
- that 20 be the salary of the clerk.
- that the clerk enter into security a bond of 150 and two sureties of 75 each.

The following were proposed as fit and proper persons to fill the office of clerk, viz.

[3] Michael Mc Donough

12

votes
Richard Calcutt

4

votes
Francis Daly

7

votes
Michael Mc Donough appointed as clerk

Resolved
- that the branch of the Provincial Bank at Ennis be the bank of the union.
- that there is no existing valuation that can be made available and sufficient for the purpose of estimating the net annual value of the rateable property in the union and that a fresh valuation will be required, but for ascertaining the acreable quantity of the union the tythe composition survey may be sufficient.
[4] - that competent persons be appointed to value the rateable property in the union, and revise and correct existing surveys where necessary.
- that John O'Brien, Peter John Owen, John Cahill, Mathias Kenny, Patrick Shannon, Peter Gipson, and Francis Fitzgerald be appointed a standing committee for assisting that valuation.
- that the valuation committee do meet at the termination of the valuation and produce all books, maps and papers relating to the valuation for examination by the Commissioners.
[5] - that at the next meeting the union be divided into districts for the appointment of parish wardens which will be nominated by the guardians.
- that the clerk procure from Mr Thom, the bookseller, in Abbey Street, Dublin, all books and papers immediately required.
- that the clerk do transmit a copy of the minutes to the Poor Law Commissioners requesting circulars on rating and valuation to be forwarded.
- that it be reported to the Poor Law Commissioners that the copies of the order for the first meeting of the board have not been received.
[6] - that the next ordinary meeting be held on 16th day of October.


[7]
Meeting held on 16th day of October, 1839.

Resolved
- that it is unnecessary for the treasurer to enter into security with the guardians.
- that tenders for the office of valuators appeared from the following persons -
Michael O'Loughlin's (a land surveyor) at the rate of 17/- per 1000 statute acres, including all houses and property subject to rates. Valuation to be finished on 17th March 1841. Anthony Davoren's at the rate of 1.15 per 1000 statute acres and 4d per house, to be finished 9 months after 14th October 1839.  Mathias Hehir's at the rate of 2.10 per 1000 acres, Irish plantation measure, jointly with any other person whom the guardians choose to appoint with him, i.e. 1.5 for his part including the valuation of houses. Valuation to be finished in 18 months or sooner.  James O'Gorman's at the rate of 1.10 per 1000 acres including houses in towns and villages.  Patrick Mullins's at the rate of 1.15 per 1000 Irish acres in conjunction with a surveyor or any other person appointed by the guardians and all the houses in the towns and villages at the rate of 4d per house. 
[8] Patrick Powell's at the rate of 2 per 1000 acres Irish plantation measure being equivalent to 1.4.9 for 1000 statute acres, including all houses. Or to value the entire union at a lump sum of 200 in conjunction with any person whom the guardians may appoint, taking for his part 100 on his proportion of the above mentioned rate of valuation.  To be finished 9 months from the date of his appointment.
Francis Coffee's at the rate of 2 per 1000 acres plantation measure being equivalent to 1.4.9 per 1000 statute acres including all houses.  Or to value the entire union at a lump sum of 200 in conjunction with any other person whom the guardians may appoint with him.  Or to value the entire union and everything rateable therein at a lump sum of 160 sterling if left to himself alone.
Michael Kennedy's and John Byrne's at the rate of 190 per 1000 acres, for every house and tenement in all towns and villages 4d, and for all rateable property 6d per pound sterling.

[9]
Resolved - that Francis Coffee and Patrick Powell have been joined together and approved as the valuators of  the union at the rate of 1.4.9 sterling per 1000 statute acres including all houses and other rateable property and available property and which valuation shall be accomplished within nine months from the date of this appointment.
- that the union be divided into districts for the appointment of parish wardens and the following persons be appointed to fill the office for the present year.

Persons named Parishes
James Flanigan Kilmanihee
Michael Considine Kilmacrihy
John Shannon Killispugnane
Dennis Tierney Kilshanny
Laurence Thynne Killilagh
John Culliny Kilfenora
Daniel O'Brien Kiltonacht
Thomas Gorman Rath
Charles Mc Namara Kilnaboy
Michael Mc Gann Carron
Michael Mc Gann Kilcorney
Michael Mc Mahon Abbey
John Kerin Ochtmama
John Curtin Drumcrihy
Michael Curtin Glaninagh
Michael Eagan Rathborney
John O'Dea Kileany
Connor O' Loughlin Noughaville
Michael Hynes Clouney
Austin Davoren Killonahen
Mathias Hehir Kilmoon
Clouney

[10]
- that the valuators do enter into security for themselves in the sum of 100 sterling.
- that the valuating committee meet on 28th October inst. at the Courthouse Ennistymon under the two circulars of the Commissioners and to give directions to the valuators accordingly.  Moved that the sum of 10 be allowed annually to defray the expenses of the office of the clerk until the workhouse is made.  Matter postponed until next meeting.
- that this meeting be adjourned until 16th November.
- that the Commissioners be requested to procure and forward a seal, plain and without an emblem of any kind but the title of the union.


[11]
At a meeting of the board of guardians held on 16th day of October 1839.

It was resolved that the valuation committee should meet at the same place on 28th day of October 1839.  The members thereof having failed to attend, except Mr Peter Gipson it was therefore adjourned until the 16th day of November 1839, being the day of the next ordinary meeting of the guardians.

Meeting held at Ennistymon Sessions House on the 16th day of November 1839.

The Commissioners' letter of approval of Francis Coffee and Patrick Powell as valuators of the Ennistymon Union, was read and approved, at the rate of one pound four shillings and nine pence per 1,000 statute acres.  Mr. Thoms' account of books and papers the amount thereof, being 4.6.1, was ordered to be paid forthwith.

Resolved that the sum of 10 sterling a year be allowed to defray the expence [sic] of an office for the clerk, until the workhouse is erected. Meeting adjourned until the 14th day of December.

[12]
Meeting held at on the 14th day of December 1839.

Several queries having been produced by the clerk from the Assistant Commissioner, were answered in the following manner.
1. With respect to the mode of subsistence of the labouring class, the general sort of food is potatoes and milk.
2. The number of meals used per is three.
3. That 5 lbs of good cup potatoes would be sufficient at each meal for an ablebodied labouring man, and one pint of new milk and the like quantities of potatoes and milk for an ablebodied woman at labouring work.

1. With regard to the circular of the 7th December inst.
2. The number of valuators are two. The amount of remuneration per 1,000 statute acres is 1-4-9
[13] including all charges excepting 5/- per day, which sum each valuator is to receive while attending appeals at quarter sessions.
3. The date of the valuatorship will be the 16th July 1840.
4. They have no electoral division as yet completed.
5. The valuators have signed the contract and bond.
6. The guardians are of opinion that the valuators are both efficient and assiduous.
7. The valuators were appointed the 16th day of October 1839.
8. The only difficult point at present appearing to the guardians, upon which they require information, is the manner of rating commonages.

Meeting held on the 16th day of January 1840.

Mr H.T. Howley, Assistant Commissioner, was present.
[14]
The returning officers' accounts as revised by the Assistant Commissioner were produced and ordered to be paid forthwith amounting to 38.12.6.

Resolved that it is the opinion of the board that the good intended by the legislature for the relief of the poor by the enactment of the Poor Law Relief Act, will be totally defeated while strolling mendicants will be allowed to exercise the trade of begging and imposing upon the small farmers who are very little better situated than themselves and the board are of opinion
that this mode of living of those wandering beggars serves for a nursery for idleness and larceny.  And the guardians pray that at the next meeting of Parliament some measure will be introduced to put a stop to such practice.
Resolved that Mr. O'Connell's (the returning officer's) accounts as hitherto curtailed in the item of guides for the police while distributing and collecting voting papers, be ordered to be paid on the next day of meeting subject to the commissioners' approval. As it is the opinion of this board that the police could not dispense with guides.


[15]
Meeting held on the 18th day of February 1840.

Resolved that this meeting do adjourn to the 17th of March 1840.


[16]

Meeting held on the 17th day of March 1840.

Resolved that the clerk be paid the sum of 15 sterling, half a years salary, including rent of his office up to and ending on the 25th day of March 1840. Meeting adjourned to the 10th of April 1840.


[17]
Meeting held on the 10th day of April 1840.

Proposed that the sum of 1.4.9 for every 1,000 statute acres is an insufficient remuneration for the valuators and that it is desireable to increase same by a sum of 12s 9d per 1,000 statute acres, and after full discussion it was decided by a majority of eleven to six that an increase not exceeding in the entire the sum of 80 would be fit and proper.  Valuation to be completed on or before 1st of September 1840.

Meeting held the 16th day of May, 1840.

Resolved
- that a map be made by Mr. Buck of the Ordinance Survey showing the bounds and contents of all the townlands in the union, the cost of which not to exceed the sum of 10 pounds and that Mr Howley, A.P.L. Commissioner, be requested to forward same.
- that the clerk be required to procure for the use of the valuators such books, stationery etc. as may be required for their use.

[18]
- that it is the opinion of this board considering the destitute state of the trades people and labouring class of this neighbourhood, that it would be most desirable, if consistent with the wishes of the commissioners, that the contractor for erecting the workhouse of the union be requested to employ the tradesmen and labourers of the neighbourhood whose present destitute condition loudly calls for every immediate relief and mitigation.

Meeting held on the 16th day of June 1840.

No business having appeared before the board it was resolved that this meeting be adjourned to Thursday the 16th day of July 1840.

The meeting intended to be held at Ennistimon on the 16th day of July 1840 is further adjourned to Saturday the 15th day of August 1840. No guardians attended except Mr. Daniel Considine at whose insistence the adjournment is put to the said 15th of August.


[19]
Meeting held 15th day of August, 1840.

Resolved that the time for the completion of the valuation be extended from the 1st day of September 1840 to the 1st day of November 1840.

Meeting held on the 29th day of September, 1840.

Resolved that the clerk be paid the sum of 15 which sum includes half years rent of his office up to the 25th of September 1840. Adjourned until the 26th day of October 1840 at 12 o'clock.

Meeting held on the 26th day of October, 1840.

Resolved
1. that in pursuance of the order of the Poor Law Commissioners the sum of 8,000 be borrowed of the Exchequer Loan Commission for the purpose of building, completing, fitting and furnishing the workhouse of the [continued below]


[20]
30th September 1840. At a meeting of the magistrates qualified to act as ex officio guardians for the Ennistymon Union, held at the Sessions House Ennistimon
.
The following magistrates were elected to act for the year ensuing to be computed from the 29th day of September 1840
viz

Wm. N. McNamara Esq.
M.P.Cornelius O'Brien Esq. M.P.
Francis McNamara Esq.
John McNamara Esq.
Andrew Finucane Esq.
Francis Fitzgerald Esq.
John O'Brien Esq.

Ennistymon Union and for providing utensils, instruments and machinery for setting the poor to work therein.
2. that the sum of 20.9.8 be paid to Mr. Herbert, the clerk of works, in accordance with the request of the Poor Law Commissioners for his services from the 24th day of July 1840 to the 30th day of September 1840, including postage of letters furnished by him to the Commissioners.
3. that it is the opinion of the guardians that the works at the new workhouse are not  progressing so rapidly as they ought, considering the period at which they were commenced.
4. that the question of giving effect to the Vaccination Act be deferred until the next meeting and
that the propriety of making the dispensaries, centres of vaccination districts, and joining to them one or  more electoral divisions be taken into consideration.
5. that the valuators do receive the sum of 100 pounds in part payment of the amount of their agreement.
6. that an order be given to the clerk for the sum of 2.2.6 postage be paid by him to the post mistress at Ennistimon for the use of this union.
7. that the time for the completion of the valuation be extended from the 1st of Nov. 1840 to the 26th of Nov. 1840.


[21]

Meeting held at the clerk's office, Ennistimon, on the 16th day of November 1840.

Resolved that the following places be the centres of districts for vaccination in this union, viz:
- Miltown Malbay, this district to consist of the parish of Kilfarboy, and at the request of the board of guardians of Kilrush, of the parish of Kilmurry with this condition - that the parish of
Kilmurry bear its own expence not withstanding.
[22] - Ennistimon, this district to consist of the parishes of Kilmaniheen, Clouney, Kilmacrihy, Kilaspuglinane, Kilshanny and Kililo.
- Currofin, this district to consist of the parishes of Rath, Kilnaboy, Carron, and Kilcorney.
- Kilfenora, this district to consist of Kilfenora, Noughaville, Kiltonacht, and Kilmoon parishes.
- Ballyvaughan, this district to consist of Rathborney, Glaninagh, Abbey, Killonahen.  
Resolved that we consider the medical attendants of dispensaries should not be appointed exclusively to fill the office of vaccinators under the Vaccination Act, and that the appointment there to should be left to the discretion of the board of guardians.
Resolved  that the valuators, do receive the further sum of 100 in part payment of their agreement for the valuation of this union.

[23]
Extraordinary meeting held at the clerk's office on Monday the 30th day of November 1840.

Resolved that the execution of the deed of expenditure be adjourned to the next day of ordinary meeting, that is the 19th day of December 1840.  Proposed that Doctor Costello be appointed vaccinator to Miltown Malbay district.  Carried unanimously. Proposed that Doctors Finucane and Shannon be appointed vaccinators to Ennistimon district. Carried unanimously.  Proposed that Dr. McNamara be appointed vaccinator for Currofin district; also proposed that Dr. Blood be appointed. Dr. McNamara, upon a division, was appointed by a majority of twelve. Proposed that Doctor Armstrong be appointed vaccinator to Kilfenora.  Also proposed was Doctor O'Dwyer. Doctor O'Dwyer, upon a division, was appointed by a large majority.
[24]
Proposed that Doctor Blackwell be appointed vaccinator to Ballyvaughen district. Carried unanimously.  Proposed that the sum of 1/6 be paid for vaccinating every case and not to exceed the sum of 20 pounds a year on the whole district.  Proposed that the sum of 20 pounds be paid generally.  The latter motion was carried.


Meeting held on the 19th of December, 1840.

Resolved
that Mr. John Hynes and Mr. Daniel Considine be added as members to the valuation committee.
- that the guardians take the valuation books of the electoral divisions for inspection and return same in the course of ten days from the date hereof.
[25]
- that the consideration of the vaccination agreement be adjourned to the day of the next ordinary meeting.
- that the execution of the deed of expenditure be further adjourned to the next day of ordinary meeting which will be the 18th day of January 1841.

Meeting held at the clerk's office on the 18th of January 1841.

Mr. Burke the A.P.L. Commissioner, was present.
[26]
Read letter from Wm. Stanley Esq., Secretary to the Poor Law Commissioner, dated 18th November 1840, forwarding for execution by this board a deed of security for an advance of 4000 pounds on the loan for providing the union workhouses.

Read letter from Messrs Barnes and Winters dated 14th November 1840 relative to said advance, the indenture bearing date the 18th day of January 1841, between the guardians of the poor of the Ennistimon Union on the one part and John S. Kettle Brickwood Esq., Secretary of the Commissioners, for carrying into execution an act of Parliament made and passed in the 57th year of the reign of King George the 3rd. Intitled [sic] an act to authorize the issue of Exchequer Bills and the advance of money out of the consolidated fund to a limited amount for carrying on of public work and fisheries in the United Kingdom, and employment of the poor in Great Britain, and the several acts subsequently passed for amending and continuing the same, and authorising further issues of Exchequer Bills, of the other part, charging on the poor rates of the union, to secure to John S. Kettle Esq., Secretary to the Exchequer Bill Loan Commissioners of Public Works, in the sum of 4,000 pounds, was executed in the usual way by the chairman and two of the guardians present.
[27]
Resolved that the order of delivery of the Exchequer Bills Certificate be executed by the chairman and two guardians.
Resolved that we consider 1 shilling a head, when the number does not exceed 200 and 6d a head for any number beyond that, should be the remuneration for each case of successful vaccination.
Resolved that our clerk be directed to communicate this resolution to the medical practitioners within this union who are requested to send in tenders against the next day of meeting.

We, the guardians of the poor of the Ennistimon Union, who have on the day of the date hereof, caused the Common Seal of the said guardians to be affixed to a certain indenture of charge to secure the repayment of 4000 pounds, advanced the said guardians, in Exchequer bills, by the Honorable board of Exchequer Bill Loan Commissioners do hereby authorize you to deliver the Exchequer Bill Certificate for the said sum of 4,000 pounds to the cashiers of the Bank of England, subject to the charges of the solicitors of the said commissioners for preparing the security given under our Common Seal this 18th day of January, 1841.
[28]
Resolved that Mr. John Kerin and Mr. Michael Considine, be added to the valuation committee

Resolved the valuation committee be summoned to attend on Monday next and on every succeeding Monday and that the valuators be directed to attend.

Resolved that the next meeting of this board be held on Monday the 15th February 1871.


[29]

Meeting of the valuation committee and the board of guardians held at the sessions house on the 25th day of January 1841.

Resolved
that the valuators do examine their books, and revise and correct same where necessary on reference to the value of each holding as if same were now to be let from year to year, and that they be allowed time, until the 22nd day of March 1841, not withstanding the resolution of the 18th inst. and that the members of the valuation committee do in the mean time furnish the valuators with such objectives as may occur to the occupiers of land in their respective districts.

[30]
Meeting held at the clerk's office on the 15th day of February 1841.

Resolved that the deed of expenditure be reexecuted according to the requisition of Messrs Barnes and Winter.

Resolved that the next ordinary meeting be on the 22nd day of March next, 1841.

[31]
Meeting held at the clerk's office on the 22nd day of March 1841.

On the valuators producing their books to the guardians for inspection and approval, it was moved that the valuators do take back their books in order that the valuations be reduced if the valuators can consistently do so.
[32]
The guardians are desirous of receiving tenders from qualified persons of the medical profession generally for the purpose of carrying into effect the Vaccination Act in the Ennistimon Union on the terms suggested by the Commissioners viz. 1 shilling for every successful case not  exceeding the number of 200 in each electoral division and 6d for every successful case beyond that number, and that an advertisement to that effect, be once only inserted on the Clare Journal.
Resolved that the clerk receive an order for the postage of letters since the 26th day of October 1840 upto this day, amounting to 1-0-4. 


[33]
Meeting held at the Courthouse, Ennistimon, on the 25th day of March 1841.

Resolved
that the clerk do receive an order for the sum of 15 pounds sterling, being the amount of his salary and rent of his office up to the 25th day of March 1841.


[34]
Meeting held at the Courthouse, Ennistymon, on the 6th day of April 1841.

Resolved that Cornelius O'Brien Esq. M.P. be appointed chairman of the board.
[35] Resolved that Mr. P. Shannon be appointed vice chairman of the board.
Resolved that Mr. James Clancy be appointed deputy vice chairman of the board.

Meeting held at the clerk's office, Ennistimon, on the 3rd day of May 1841.
[36]
Resolved that Cornelius O'Brien Esq. M.P. be chairman of the board for the ensuing year.
Resolved that Francis G. Morony be the vice chairman of the board.
Resolved that Patrick Shannon Esq. be the deputy vice chairman of the board.   Francis G. Moroney Esq. was then moved to the chair.
Resolved that this meeting to adjourn to the 7th day of June 1841.
Resolved that that the sum of 1-5-9 be paid to the agent of the mail car for the carriage of parcels connected with the union up to the 3rd May 1841, as per bill furnished by Mr. Michael Walsh.
Resolved that the salary of the clerk ought to be raised, which will be considered on the next day of meeting.


[37]
Meeting held in the clerk's office, Ennistimon, on the 7th day of June 1841.

Resolved that the books of valuation, as now given in by the valuators, be received and confirmed as the valuation of saleable property of the union and that they be exhibited by the clerk to the rate payers at the sessions house in Ennistimon for the space of 24 days in accordance with the provisions of the Poor Relief Act from the 14th day of June 1841 to the 8th day of July 1841 and that the clerk send bills containing the notice form F.
[38] Resolved that the guardians intend to make a rate be printed and distributed in their respective electoral divisions.

17th July 1841.
No attendance in consequence of the election and assizes interfering.

Meeting held on the 28th day of June 1841.
Meeting adjourned.


[39]
Meeting held on the 2nd day of July 1841.
Meeting adjourned.

Meeting held on the 17th day of July 1841.
No attendance in consequence of the election and assizes. Meeting adjourned.

[40]
Meeting held on the 14th day of August 1841.

Resolved that the consideration of the objections to the valuation be adjourned to Wednesday next.
Resolved that the clerk advertise for competent persons to fill the offices of master, matron, medical attendant and porter and that those persons be requested to send in their sealed tenders and testimonials on, or before, 1st of October.

[41] At an adjourned meeting, held at the sessions house Ennistimon on the 18th day of August 1841.

Resolved
- that the returning officer's account be discharged forthwith and that the clerk do give a check [sic] for same amounting to 30-18-5.
- that Mr James Lysaght be paid the sum of 15 shilling for printing & posting notices for exhibiting the valuation form.
[42] - that the consideration of the objection to the valuation be this day resumed.
- that the union be divided into proper districts for the collection of rates therein on the next day of meeting.

Meeting held in Ennistymon on the 23rd day of August, 1841.

Resolved
-
that a committee be appointed to consider the valuation and that next Tuesday be the day fixed to hear the same.
[43] Such meeting to continue every Tuesday and Saturday.
- that this union be divided into districts for the purpose of collecting the rate and that every electoral division be a district for collection.
- that the returning officer be requested to attend the board of guardians on the next day of meeting in order to give him an opportunity of stating his reason why he should not pay the clerk of the union the full sum allowed by the commissioners, for his services attendant on the elections.

Meeting held at the sessions house Ennistymon on the 31st of August 1841,

For the purpose of considering the valuation in the electoral divisions of Ennistymon with other ordinary business.
[44] Resolved that the next day of ordinary meeting be 15th September next.

Meeting held on the 15th day of September 1841.

Resolved
- that an advertisement be put forward on the General Advertiser, Dublin inviting medical gentlemen to vaccinate persons requiring to be vaccinated.
[45] - that the deed of charge, amount 4000, be signed and forwarded as soon as possible.
- that the individual cases in the objections in the electoral division of Miltown Malbay be investigated and considered.
- that this meeting do adjourn to the 22nd of September inst. in order to hear the objections entered on the objection books alone.


[46]
Meeting held on the 22nd day of September 1841.

Mr Michael MacNamara took the chair.After considering several objections entered on the
objection book, it was resolved that this meeting do adjourn to Saturday the 25th day of September next.


[47]
Adjourned meeting held on the 25th of September 1841.

It was moved that the valuators be sworn.  Upon the chairman withdrawing, Mr. Michael MacNamara was moved to the chair.

Resolved that this meeting do adjourn to 2nd Oct. 1841 and that the clerk do receive his salary up to this day, 15 pounds.

[48]
Meeting held on Saturday the 2nd day of October 1841.

[49] It was agreed that the clerk do open and read the several tenders in his possession for master, matron, medical attendants and porter.

Names of candidates for master
Dennis MacNamara
Michael Walsh
Michael MacDonough
For matron
Bridget Flanagan - only
For medical attendants
Messrs Finucane and Shannon, doctors.
For porter
Michael O Reilly
John MacNamara

[50] Michael Walsh is returned as master by a majority of three at the salary of 30 pounds per annum.  Bridget Flanagan unanimously chosen to be matron at the salary of 20 pounds per annum.  Doctors Shannon and Finnucane are the medical attendants to the workhouse by unanimous contest, they being obliged to do also the duty of an apothecary for the salary of 50 per annum.  John MacNamara appointed porter for the workhouse at the salary of 10 per annum by a majority of 1.
[51]
A tender from Doctor Armstrong for the office of medical attendant was not read in consequence of its being presented late.

Resolved
- that this meeting do adjourn to Monday the 11th day of October 1841 for the purpose of compiling the valuation.
- that the clerk be ordered to give a check, on our treasurer, to Mr Knox for his printing account to this day, amounting to 8.18.0
- that the board does not entertain Mr. Edward O Dwyer's, the apothecary's, tender for the present. 


At a meeting of Magistrates held at the sessions house Ennistymon on Wednesday the 6th day of October 1841.

For the purpose of electing from their number ex-officio guardians,

Present were
    William N. McNamara Esq., M.P.
    Cornelius O'Brien Esq., M.P.
    John O'Brien Esq., M.P.
    Andrew Finucane Esq.
    Francis McNamara Esq.
    Francis G. Morony Esq.
    Francis Fitzgerald Esq.

Ex-officio guardians for the year 1841.
[52] William Fitzgerald Esq., Adelphi, was also present.


Meeting held on the 11th October 1841.

Resolved that a check be drawn for postage 2.8.1
Resolved that an advertisement be forwarded on the Clare Journal, Limerick Reporter and General Advertiser for tenders for bedding, clothing and furniture for the use of the Ennistymon Union Workhouse forthwith.  The whole furniture to be purchased at once and only clothing and bedding for 300 paupers. Samples should accompany tenders to be delivered to the clerk on or before the 26th of November next.
[53] Resolved that handbills be printed for tenders to collect the poor rate and that the tenders of the persons wishing to become collectors be delivered to the clerk.

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