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


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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 by Len Swindley
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






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