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Ballina Chronicle; Sep 11, 1850; Meeting of Guardians Ballina Union

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  • Cathy Joynt Labath
    BALLINA CHRONICLE Ballina, Co. Mayo Wednesday, September 11, 1850 MEETING OF GUARDIANS BALLINA UNION - The usual weekly meeting of the Guardians of this Union
    Message 1 of 1 , Mar 31, 2007
      BALLINA CHRONICLE
      Ballina, Co. Mayo
      Wednesday, September 11, 1850


      MEETING OF GUARDIANS
      BALLINA UNION - The usual weekly meeting of the Guardians of this Union
      was held in the Boardroom of the Workhouse on Saturday, Edw Howley, Esq., in
      the chair. Among the guardians present were - Captain Atkinson, Mr.
      Gardiner, Mr. A. Knox, Mr. Malley, Mr. Jones, Mr. H. Joynt, Mr. J. Knox, Mr.
      Crofton, Major J.F. Knox, Mr. E. Orme, Mr. Cunningham, Mr. Merrick, and Mr.
      Beaty. Captain Hamilton, Inspector, was also present.
      There being a difference of opinion as to the rent and situation of the
      last recommended to be taken by the committee appointed for the purpose for
      the training of the workhouse boys in agricultural pursuits, the Clerk was
      directed to call a full meeting of the Board for that day fortnight to take
      the matter into consideration and come to a final decision on it.
      The reduction of the salary of the Medical Officer having been
      re-considered it was agreed that his salary should remain at the original
      sum, 100l. per annum.
      Mr. Jones gave notice that he would on that day, fortnight move that
      the Master's salary; and Mr. Merrick will likewise propose that the Rev. Mr.
      Madden's salary be raised to its original amount.
      It being the opinion of the Guardians that employment could be had for
      the able-bodied men in the Workhouse in the reaping and securing of the
      harvest, Mr. Jones proposed, and Mr. Malley seconded, that all able-bodied
      male paupers above the age of 16 years, and certified by the Doctor to be
      free from disease, be discharged from the Workhouse.
      There were three candidates for the office of Rate Collector in the
      Ardnaree District. - Mr. N.W. Winters, Mr. James Clifford, and Mr. John
      Irwin, collector in Attymass. Mr. Clifford's tender was at 5d. in the pound,
      and the other two at 6d. The Board divided, when Mr. Clifford's tender was
      accepted by a majority of one, the chairman giving his casting vote in his
      favour.
      A letter having been read, from the Dromore West Board of Guardians,
      enclosing a copy of a resolution passed by them in reference to the late
      sale of the Sheriff of the county of Sligo, of the clothing on the backs of
      upwards of 1000 children in the Ardnaree Auxiliary, it was received to call
      the attention of the Commissioner to the circumstance before the Guardians
      take any steps toward ascertaining the legality of the act.

      Cathy Joynt Labath
      Ireland Old News
      http://www.IrelandOldNews.com/
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