!! Ballina Chronicle; Feb 20, 1850 "Ballina, Co. Mayo Items"
- 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,
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,
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