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