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  • Cathy Joynt Labath
    BALLINA CHRONICLE Ballina, Mayo, Ireland Wednesday, February 20, 1850 BALLINA PETTY SESSIONS These sessions were held on yesterday, Edward Howley, Esq,
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      BALLINA CHRONICLE
      Ballina, Mayo, Ireland
      Wednesday, February 20, 1850

      BALLINA PETTY SESSIONS
      These sessions were held on yesterday, Edward Howley, Esq, chairman. The
      other magistrates presiding were Wm. Malley, Wm. Gardiner, and John Symes,
      Esqrs.
      James M'Ginty and Myles Durkan were fined 2l. and 15s. respectively, for
      fishing in the close season.
      Edward Howley was convicted in the penalty of 6l. or three months'
      imprisonment for giving signals to parties at work in an illicit still house on
      the approach of the Revenue Police at Cloontha, in the parish of Kilgarvin.
      Mary Geraghty was fined 6l. or 3 months' imprisonment for having or
      harbouring illicit whiskey.
      Several decrees were obtained against defaulters for poor rates, labour
      rates and county cess, at the suit of George S. Fenton and Oliver V. Jackson,
      Esqrs.
      The Court did not enter into any of the cases in the criminal book.


      On Shrove Tuesday, at the usual Spring Commencements of the Dublin
      University, Robert MacAndrew, Esq., of this town, was admitted to the Degree of
      Bachelor of Arts.


      MEETING OF GUARDIANS
      Ballina Union - The usual weekly meeting of the Guardians of the Union was
      held in the Board Room on Saturday, Colonel Knox Gore in the chair. Among the
      other Guardians present were Mr. Crofton, Mr. Bredin, Mr. J.V. Jackson, Mr.
      Howley, Mr. Gardiner, Mr. Symes, Mr. Malley, Mr. E. Orme, Mr. G. Orme, Mr.
      Pratt, and Mr. A. Knox.
      The Chairman brought under the consideration of the Board the appointment
      of a valuator, and wished that before advertising for tenders a maximum sum as
      remuneration would be fixed. He said that in Dromore West Mr. Fenton had been
      appointed at £95 though there were several tenders lower than his, but it was
      considered and very properly, that the work could not be satisfactorily done for
      a less sum.
      After some consideration on the subject 120l. was decided upon as the
      maximum, but they would not bind themselves to this sum or to the lowest tender.
      The Rev. Mr. St. George appeared before the Board to request an
      investigation into the cause of the death of Widow Morrison, but in the absence
      of Captain Hamilton it was postponed to Saturday next. The Rev. gentleman had
      appeared on the previous board day and made some inquiries regarding the time
      and registry of her death when it was found that she was sent from the Workhouse
      to the Fever Hospital on the 18th of last month and died on the 22d.
      No other business of any importance beyond the usual routine was transacted
      when the Board adjourned at an unusual hour.

      Cathy Joynt Labath
      Ireland Old News
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