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Records of Parsonstown Union

  • IE OCL BG164
  • Fonds
  • 1839 - 1931

97 Minute Books

55 Rough Minute Books

1 Repayment of Relief Book

1 Rent Book

1 Document relating to the King's County Directory

1 Lease

3 Workhouse Registers

2 Financial Minute Books

1 Dispensary District Ledger

Parsonstown (Birr) Poor Law Union

Repayment of Relief Account Book

Ledger containing the following accounts:
(1)'Sums received from persons in receipt of relief by way of loan', listing date, from whom received, number of days of loan, the electoral division which will receive amount and the amount given;
(2)'Sums received on account of articles sold', listing date, from whom account is to be credited, e..g Patrick Daly sold old rags and shoes, and the money is to be credited to the clothing a/c; and
(3) 'Sums received for relief administered by way of loan and for constabulary patients', listing date, from whom received, and to whom relief is to be administered (listed by occupation rather than name).
Also includes miscellaneous correspondence pasted into the endpapers of the volume.

Parsonstown (Birr) Poor Law Union

Labourers' Cottages Rental Account Book

Rental account book for Labourers' Cottages in the following districts: Derryad, Ferbane, Doon, Gallen, Shannonbridge, Frankford (Kilcormac), Litter, Rathcabbin, Moyclare, Kinnitty, Ballycumber, Kilcoleman, Srah, Banagher, Parsonstown (Birr), Seir Kieran, Killylyon.

Parsonstown (Birr) Poor Law Union

Notes on Parsonstown Union Workhouse 1842-1889

Notes copied by 'H.D.' on 14 December 1891 'from particulars made out from old Minute Books for Mr. John Wright for his Directory and history of King's County in November 1889". Lists holders of the following positions in the workhouse for the 50 years between the opening of the workhouse in 1842 and when the notes were compiled in 1889: chairmen; clerks of the union; masters of the workhouse; Protestant chaplains of the workhouse; Roman Catholic chaplains of the workhouse; the first inmate admitted; financial arrangements; furniture suppliers; meeting houses; and medical officers of the workhouse.

Parsonstown (Birr) Poor Law Union

Workhouse Records

Workhouse Registers -
3 Registers of persons admitted and discharged from the workhouse of Parsonstown Union -
BG164/7/1: 1842 - 1843 (part only, cover missing, 12pp index), 55pp.
BG164/7/2: 1849 - 1850 (bound volume, 27 pp index, missing pp 1, 14-17, 148-149), 144pp.
BG164/7/3: 1912, loose pages.

Parsonstown (Birr) Poor Law Union

Parsonstown Union Outgoing Letter-book

  • IE OH OHS71
  • Item
  • 1849-1853

Copies of outgoing letters from John V. Brown, clerk of Parsonstown Union to various recipients, particularly the Poor Law Commissioners, detailing reliefs and works. Also includes copy outgoing correspondence relating to assisted emigration schemes for inmates of the Parsonstown workhouse during the course of the Great Famine.

Parsonstown (Birr) Poor Law Union