Fonds GJ - Records of King's County Grand Jury

Identity area

Reference code

IE OCL GJ

Title

Records of King's County Grand Jury

Date(s)

  • 1830 - 1885 (Creation)

Level of description

Fonds

Extent and medium

4 boxes comprising 16 Presentment Books
2 Coroner's Report Books
292 Broadsheets

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10 Presentment Books featuring abstracts of Presentments granted, and queries discharged and respited at Assizes -
GJ1/1/1: 1830 - 1833 (inscribed by James Franck Rolleston, Franckfort Castle, 10 March 1830).
GJ1/1/2: 1834 - 1836
GJ1/1/3: 1837 - 1839
GJ1/1/4: 1840 - 1842
GJ1/1/5: 1843 - 1845
GJ1/1/6: 1846 - 1850
GJ1/1/7: 1851 - 1854
GJ1/1/8: 1855 - 1858
GJ1/1/9: 1860 - 1862
GJ1/1/10: 1866 - 1868

6 Presentment Books featuring abstracts of Presentments granted, and queries discharged and respited at Assizes. Volumes annotated and signed by Henry Trench, Cangort Park, Roscrea -
GJ1/2/1: 1852 - 1856
GJ1/2/2: 1858 - 1862
GJ1/2/3: 1862 - 1864
GJ1/2/4: 1865 - 1871
GJ1/2/5: 1871 - 1874
GJ1/2/6: 1875 - 1878

2 Coroner's Report Books relating to James Dillon Esq., who was appointed Coroner in 1836 -
GJ1/3/1: 1836 - 1840
GJ1/3/2: 1854 - 1859

292 Broadsheets featuring a General List of Jurors, divided between 8 baronies - Ballyboy, Ballycowan, Garrycastle, Geashill, Kilcoursey, Moycashel, Lower Philipstown and Upper Philipstown -
GJ1/5/1: 30 July 1873 (Ballyboy - 35 copies)
GJ1/5/2: 29 July 1878 (Ballyboy - 25 copies)
GJ1/5/3: 29 July 1879 (Ballyboy - 12 copies)
GJ1/5/4: 30 July 1873 (Ballycowan - 24 copies)
GJ1/5/5: 29 July 1878 (Ballycowan - 10 copies)
GJ1/5/6: 29 July 1879 (Ballycowan, first page - 1 copy)
GJ1/5/7: 29 July 1879 (Ballycowan, second page - 3 copies)
GJ1/5/8: 29 July 1880 (Ballycowan, first page - 1 copy)
GJ1/5/9: 29 July 1880 (Ballycowan, second page - 5 copies, 1st annotated)
GJ1/5/10: 28 July 1883 (Ballycowan, first page - 6 copies)
GJ1/5/11: 29 July 1878 (Garrycastle - 6 copies)
GJ1/5/12: 29 July 1878 (Geashill - 24 copies)
GJ1/5/13: 29 July 1879 (Geashill - 2 copies)
GJ1/5/14: 29 July 1880 (Geashill - 4 copies)
GJ1/5/15: 29 July 1878 (Kilcoursey - 13 copies)
GJ1/5/16: 29 July 1879 (Kilcoursey - 8 copies)
GJ1/5/17: 29 July 1880 (Kilcoursey - 7 copies)
GJ1/5/18: 28 July 1883 (Kilcoursey - 13 copies)
GJ1/5/19: 29 July 1878 (Kilcoursey - 23 copies)
GJ1/5/20: 29 July 1879 (Moycashel - 7 copies)
GJ1/5/21: 29 July 1883 (Moycashel - 2 copies)
GJ1/5/22: 28 July 1885 (Moycashel - 5 copies)
GJ1/5/23: 29 July 1878 (Lower Philipstown - 21 copies)
GJ1/5/24: 29 July 1879 (Lower Philipstown - 6 copies)
GJ1/5/25: 28 July 1883 (Lower Philipstown - 10 copies)
GJ1/5/26: 1873 (Upper Philipstown - 14 copies)
GJ1/5/27: 29 July 1879 (Upper Philipstown - 5 copies)

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Accruals

System of arrangement

GJ is arranged as follows:
GJ1/1/1-10: Presentment books
GJ1/2/1-6: Presentment books annotated and signed by Henry Trench.
GJ1/3/1-2: Coroner's Report books
GJ1/5/1-27: General List of Jurors

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Conditions governing access

By appointment only. Contact Offaly Archives at info@offalyhistory.com

Conditions governing reproduction

May be reproduced in accordance with provisions of the Copyright and Related Rights Act (2000). No reproduction online, in print or broadcast without express permission of copyright holder.

Language of material

  • English

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Finding aids

Michael Murphy, Anne Coughlan and Gráinne Doran, 'Grand Jury to Áras An Chontae', (Jetprint: Tullamore, 2003).

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The following related material is held in the National Archives of Ireland -
1) Abstracts – summer 1891
2) Summer 1892
3) Spring 1895
4) Summer 1895
5) Summer 1896
6) Abstracts – summer 1896
7) Lent 1897
8) Presentment papers and lists, 1922 - 1934

Publication note

Michael Murphy, Anne Coughlan and Gráinne Doran, 'Grand Jury to Áras An Chontae', (Jetprint: Tullamore, 2003).
Lisa Shortall, ‘Instances of death in infancy and childhood in the inquest casebooks of James Dillon, King’s County Coroner, 1836–1859’, Offaly Heritage 10 (2018), pp 134–67.

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ISAD(G)

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Dates of creation revision deletion

June 2019, Erin Sears

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Sources

Michael Murphy, Anne Coughlan and Gráinne Doran, 'Grand Jury to Áras An Chontae', (Jetprint: Tullamore, 2003).

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