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Extracts from the Board of Guardians Minutes, Castlederg Workhouse 1845-1850

Selected from records covering the period of the Great Famine 1845-50
Transcribed, compiled and submitted by Len Swindley, Melbourne, Australia
len_swindley[at]hotmail.com
 

March 27 1846

 

Election of Guardians and appointment of ex officio Guardians for 1847:

ANDERSON

James , Esq.

Ex officio Guardian

 

BARCLAY

John

Corgary

 

BROWN

 

Neal

Tullychar

 

CALDWELL

Samuel

Lisnacloon

 

CLARK

Charles

Killeter

 

FERGUSON

Sir R.A. , Bart.

Ex officio Guardian

 

GORDON

Samuel

Bomackatall

 

HAMILTON

Alexander

Castlegore

 

HARPER

William

Dooish

 

HUEY

Robert

Listymore

 

JOHNSTON

John

Killen

 

JOHNSTON

James

Tully

 

MATHEWSON

John

Clare

 

NELSON

Andrew Mr

Castlederg Division

 

PATTERSON

Alexander

Drumquin

 

SPROULE

Andrew

Magheracriggan

 

SPROULE

Edward , Esq.

Ex officio Guardian

 

SPROULE

Thomas, Esq.

Ex officio Guardian

 

 

 

January 15 1847

Small account for spinning wheels awarded to:

CALDWELL

Mary

1 wheel

Five shillings

 

KELLY

Margaret

1 wheel

Four shillings

 

McCLURE

Sarah

1 wheel & reel

Seven shillings & sixpence

 

McCORMACK

Mary

1 wheel

Five shillings

 

McCORMACK

Mary

1 wheel

Five shillings

 

McHUGH

Mary

1 wheel

Four shillings

 

MONTEETH

Ann

1 wheel

Five shillings

 

PATTERSON

Sarah

1 wheel

Five shillings

 

ROBINSON

Isabella

1 wheel

Four shillings

 

WALLACE

Elizabeth

1 wheel

Five shillings

 

WOOLAGHAN

Jane

1 wheel

Five shillings

 

 

 

August 6 1847

The following relieving officers were appointed for a period of twelve months only:

PORTER, Daniel

SPROUL, Charles (of Cooel)

JOHNSTON, Robert (of Edenreagh)

SMYTH, John

 

 

April 28 1848

The Guardians being of the opinion that the following orphans are eligible candidates for emigration to Australia:

It was resolved that the Commissioners be requested to apply to the Emigration Office to send one of their officers to inspect them as the Guardians will be prepared to provide the necessary outfit for each person selected and pay the expense of their transit to the port of embarkation.

McCROSSAN

Rebecca

15 years

 

 

McCROSSAN

Ann

19 years)

 

 

McCROSSAN

Mary

17 years)

sisters

 

HUNTER

Jane

17 years)

 

 

 

HUNTER

Sarah

15 years)

sisters

 

CORRY

Ann

17 years)

 

 

CORRY

Jean

17 years)

 

sisters

 

EMERY

Sarah

16 years

 

 

O’NEILL

Ann

18 years

 

 

CURREN

Hanah

17 years

 

 

DOLIN

Biddy

15 years)

 

 

DOLIN

Mary

15 years)

sisters

 

McMANASS

Mary

15 years

 

 

DOLIN

Patrick

17 years)

brother to Mary & Biddy Dolin

 

LONGE

James

16 years