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!! Ballina Chronicle; March 27, 1850; Mayo Items

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  • Cathy Joynt Labath
    BALLINA CHRONICLE Ballina, Mayo, Ireland Wednesday, March 27, 1850 ELECTION OF GUARDIANS The following are the Guardians elected for the several Divisions of
    Message 1 of 1 , Sep 25, 2005
      Ballina, Mayo, Ireland
      Wednesday, March 27, 1850

      The following are the Guardians elected for the several Divisions of
      this Union for the ensuing half year:
      Ardagh - John Cawley Grange
      Ardnaree North - John M'Culloch, Ballina
      Attymass East - John Cunningham, Ballina
      Attymass West - Henry Wills, Andrass
      Ballina - Henry R. Crofton, Ardnaree; Wm Merrick, Ballina
      Ballysokeery - Charles M'Donagh, Coonale
      Bunaveela - Wm Joynt, Crossmolina
      Carrowmore - J.V. Jackson, Carramore
      Crossmolina North - G. Orme, Abbeytown
      Crossmolina South - P. Gallagher, Crossmolina
      Derry - Anthony Carolin, Crossmolina
      Deel - William M'Kenzie, Dervin
      Kilgarvin - Jarrett Beatty, Ardnaree
      Mount Falcon - Pat Quigly, Lisdague
      Letterbrick - Walter Quinn, Calra
      Rathoma - Thomas Kelly, Rathoma
      Sallymount - James Higgins, Ellaghmore
      Sraheen - Mathew Flynn, Lissadrone
      Ardnaree South and Fortland Electoral Divisions are vacant.

      Balla Electoral Division 1 Guardian - William Nally, Martin Barrett.
      Ballybean 1 - Edward Cannon, John C. Garvey, James Toohy, James Foy, Myles
      Jordan. Ballinafad 1 - Martin Burke. Ballivary 1 - John Vahy. Breaghy 1 -
      Thomas Moran. Castlebar 2 - Wm. Young, John Malley, John C. Larminie,
      Geoffrey Lavelle, the Hon. F. Cavendish, W. Walsh, Thomas Quin and W.
      Clanville. Clonakeen 1 - John Tuohy. Killawalla 1 - James Tuohy. Manulla 1 -
      William Walsh, Martin Barrett. Turlogh 1 - Thos. Quin, Thos. Moran, Hon. F.
      Cavendish, Edward M'Donnell, James Foy. Tannynagry 1 - Malachy Tuohy.
      Clogher 1 - Ignatius Kelly. Strade 1 - Pat Jennings. Adergoole and Ballina
      garraher 1 - J.C. Garvey, J Malley, Thomas Quin, james Hughes. Burren and
      Pontoon 1 - Wm. Young. Croughmoyle and Glenbest 1 - Col. C. Knox. Six
      contests. -- Mayo Constitution.

      As a bailiff named Jennings was returning home from the market of
      Killala, on Saturday week, he was waylaid and inhumanly beaten by two men,
      brothers, named Mulheran, aided by their mother, from the effects of which
      he died in a few days after. Dr. Whittaker, assisted by Dr. Smith, held a
      post mortem examination on the body of the unfortunate man and a verdict in
      accordance with the above facts was returned. Jennings had become obnoxious
      in consequence of his having lately served notices on the tenants of a
      property in that neighbourhood not to burn land. The old woman has been
      apprehended, but her sons have absconded.

      The preparations which are making in every part of this portion of the
      province are on a scale far more extensive than on any former year within
      our recollection. Cattle are sold and even several articles of household
      furniture and wearing apparel at tremendous sacrifice by the poor
      landholders to purchase seed potatoes. The chief cause of this is obvious,
      and it affords a practical proof of the ruinous policy of Free Trade in this
      country. The small farmers, who allowed themselves to be led into the
      conviction that "Protection," was a curse by those who hated the aristocracy
      and exulted in anything that might injure the landed proprietors are now
      sadly convinced that the export trade of Ireland is ruined - that there is
      no longer a market for any description of grain. The potato always found a
      ready market at home and remunerated the grower, so much so that £5 or £6
      was willingly given for what was called con-acre. Potatoes are even now
      fetching a higher price though they are by no means scarce and have to
      compete with Indian meal. The price of former years is confidently expected
      and the success of the crop last year is an encouragement to its very
      extensive cultivation this year. Should there be such a failure this year as
      we had in 1846 and '47, the consequence must be fearful, but this there is
      no reason to dread. In any case, however, it is to be regretted that the
      people are compelled in self defence to occupy the land they are in a
      position to cultivate with a crop which if successful can only bring
      temporary relief.

      Cathy Joynt Labath
      Ireland Old News
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