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Presentment Books (Rolleston)

Presentment or 'Jobs' books belonging to James Franck Rolleston, Franckfort Castle, Dunkerrin, King's County. Complete for the years 1830 -1868, except for 1863, 1864 and 1865.

Rolleston, James Franck


  • IE OCL P131/2/2/1/2
  • File
  • 2 January 1872- December 1876
  • Part of Loughton Papers

Letters sent to and sent from Henry Trench, Cangort Park, Roscrea, Tipperary between 1872 and 1876. The letters within this file deal with personal, community and financial issues.

Examples of personal letters include a letter dated 14 August 1873 which arranges for turf to be sent to Loughton for turf Lord Bloomfield's visit; a letter dated 5 July 1873 from Mr. Taylor regarding Mrs. Francis Hastings Toone's will and a letter from John Harden dated 5 August 1873 in regards to staying at Cangort.

Community issues are also present throughout the letters within the file. Examples of such letters include a letter from J.W Waller, Belfield, Shinrone, King's County in which he writes about Shannon drainage; a letter from Mr Bard, Shinrone regarding admitting Mrs St Ledger to the poorhouse and a five copies of a letter from 1875 from Henry Trench, Cangort Park, Roscrea to W.R. Le Fanu, Commissioner of public work regarding the river Shannon and a memorandum from Henry Trench to W. Harden.

The file also deals with financial issues. Examples include a 1876 a letter from the Grattan monument committee stating that Henry did not pay his subscription and a letter dated 4 January 1876 from Theo Ryan, 7 Leeson Park, Dublin asking for rent

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.

Commission of the Peace for William Thomas Trench

  • IE OCL P23
  • Fonds
  • 1882

Deed appointing William Thomas Trench, of Loughton, Moneygall, King's County, a commissioner of the peace. Signed by R. W. A Holmes, Clerk of the Crown and Hanaper.

Trench, William Thomas

Records of King's County Grand Jury

  • IE OCL GJ1
  • Collection
  • 1830 - 1885

Presentment or 'Jobs' Books for the years 1830-1878 from two sets of bound volumes originally belonging to James Franck Rolleston, Franckfort Castle, Dunkerrin, and Henry Trench, Cangort Park, Shinrone, respectively, with some crossover. Also includes two coroner's inquest report books of James Dillon, King's County Coroner, and 27 printed general lists of jurors from the baronies of Ballyboy, Ballycowan, Garrycastle, Geashill, Kilcoursey, Moycashel, Lower Philipstown and Upper Philipstown.

King's County Grand Jury

Grand Jury Presentments Summer Assizes 1893

  • IE OH OHS53
  • Item
  • 1893

Bound volume containing book stamp of the Grand Jury Secretary's Office, Parsonstown (Birr), containing an abstract of presentments granted and queries respited and discharged at the Summer Assizes, 1893. Thomas Mitchell of Birr is listed as the grand jury's secretary.

King's County Grand Jury

Grand Jury Presentments Lent Assizes 1899

  • IE OH OHS82
  • Collection
  • 1899

Two volumes, containing abstracts of presentments granted and queries respited and discharged at the Lent Assizes, 28 February to 8 March 1899, the final meeting of the Grand Jury for the discharge of fiscal business, the county councils having been established under the Local Government Act of 1898. One volume with fine leather binding contains a full colour county council map, backed on linen, showing the county electoral divisions, district electoral divisions, the rural and urban districts and union boundaries.

Second volume is a poor copy of first, without map.

King's County Grand Jury

Patents and letters concerning the appointment of the 5th Earl Lieutenant and Custos rotulorum of King’s County

Patents appointing the 5th Earl Lieutenant and Custos rotulorum of King’s County in succession to his late father,
including two letters from [the Lord Lieutenant], Lord Aberdeen, on the subject (one of them making unsubtle reference to the necessity for the 5th Earl’s committing himself to political support of the government of the day), letters to the 5th Earl giving confidential opinions as to the suitability of various people for appointment as J.P.s, and a tradesman’s account for supplying a Lieutenant’s flag for Birr Castle. [Not in chronological order.]

Parsons, William, 5th Earl of Rosse

Records of Roscrea Rural District No: 2

  • Fonds
  • 1899 - 1917

6 Minute Books -
RRDC33/1/1: April 1899 - February 1901
RRDC33/1/2: March 1901 - May 1905
RRDC33/1/3: June 1905 - February 1908
RRDC33/1/4: March 1908 - January 1911
RRDC33/1/5: January 1911 - November 1913
RRDC33/1/6: December 1913 - March 1917

1 List of Meeting dates -
RRDC33/1/7: taken from RRDC33/1/1-6 Minute Books.

1 Printed Material item -
RRDC33/2: 1898. Featuring a 'Local Government (1) Act, 1898. Adjustments. Portion of the Poor Law Union of Roscrea situated in the King's Co. Order made... adjusting certain balances shown in the final account of the Guardians... before the Local Government (Ireland) Act, 1898, came into operation'.

1 Printed Material Poster -
RRDC33/3: 22 October 1911. Featuring a 'list of applications made by notice of motion for new works or involving new contracts for the quarter ended 31 September 1911, etc.'

1 Printed Material Notice -
RRDC33/4: 31 October 1912. Featuring a 'notice... to receive tenders... for works, 31 October, 1912'.

Roscrea Rural District Council

Records of Kilbeggan Rural District Council

  • Fonds
  • 1899 - 1918

6 Minute Books -
KRDC35/1/1: October 1899 - October 1901 (titled Kilbeggan Rural District Council), and April 1899 - October 1899 (titled Tullamore Rural District Council No. 2), 1 volume, (note, see TRDC36/10/1).
KRDC35/1/2: November 1901 - August 1904
KRDC35/1/3: September 1904 - January 1907
KRDC35/1/4: March 1907 - July 1909
KRDC35/1/5: August 1909 - December 1911
KRDC35/1/6: December 1911 - December 1913

1 Quarterly Minute Book -
KRDC35/2: July 1900 - October 1918

1 Financial Minute Book -
KRDC35/3: March 1907 - June 1910

1 Ledger -
KRDC35/4: 1904 - 1919

3 Rate Books -
KRDC35/5/1: 1911 - 1912 (Kilbeggan Rural District Electoral Division: Rahugh).
KRDC35/5/2: April 1912 - March 1913, and 1915 - 1916 (Kilbeggan Rural District Electoral Division: Kilbeggan).
KRDC35/5/3: April 1914 - March 1915 (Kilbeggan Rural District).

Kilbeggan Rural District Council

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