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  • IE OCL P131/2/2/2/2/2
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  • 8 March 1881-17 November 1884
  • Part of Loughton Papers

File of letters sent to Benjamin Bloomfield Trench from 1881 until 1884. The file consists of mainly administrative letters but also touches upon personal topics.

A significant proportion of the file contains letters from William Thomas Trench as both he and Benjamin Bloomfield Trench step into the roles left absent by their father. An example of such as case is a letter from William Thomas Trench, Loughton, King's County, dated 7 March 1882 in which he discusses 6 rents cases, 'The Dowager' racehorse and the loss of Henry Trench. He writes 'we are thinking a great deal of how our mother will fear the return of this day with its sad memories to her and to all of us- the absence of his experience wisdom and love seems as fresh as it was when we had just lost them and the thought constantly comes back that we shall some day tell him everything that has happened, as we used to after being away from him for a time'.

On 25 July 1881 William Thomas Trench also sent a letter in which he describes his visit to Kildysart, Co. Clare and The Burren, Co. Clare. In the letter William describes the conditions faced by the local population, 'The people at the former place are in a wretched way. Heavy loses of stock having depressed some of them beyond possibility of [recurring] recovery.'

Administrative letters within the file include a letter from George Drew, 3 Langley Park, Sutton, Surrey regarding checking value of work done before making payments and a letter from Herbert Saunders, 1 Bolton Gardens, South Kensington in regards to paying for repairs.


Summers traveling, Lough Derg, Mrs Austin Boyle, Ennistymon Clare, Cliffs of Moher, Quilty Clare, Glendalough
Sheelah at the bay, Rock of Cashel','picnic on Lough Derg'

Papers about Birr Church of Ireland church and parish

Papers about Birr Church of Ireland church and parish, including historical compilations of the rev. Dr Samuel Hemphill, Rector of Birr, covering the period 1612-1903. The compilations consist of a small quarto notebook containing MS. Copies of 1642 depositions concerning the neighbourhood of Birr; another containing a history of Birr Church of Ireland church (taken from vestry books, parish registers, etc), 1760-1903); and two succession lists of Birr incumbents, 1612-1912. The sub-section also includes a series of printed annual reports on the parish and on the diocese of Killaloe and Kilfenora, 1900-10.

Hemphill, Samuel, Reverend

Workhouse accounts

Two volumes March 1857- September 1870 and 25 March 1871-29 September 1878, of workhouse accounts for the Borrisokane, Kildysart, Nenagh, Parsonstown, and Roscrea Poor Law Unions.

The account books were put together and kept by Henry Trench due to his involvement with the Poor Law Unions.