Fondo BG164 - Records of Parsonstown Union

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Records of Parsonstown Union


  • 1839 - 1931 (Creación)

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Volumen y soporte

160 volumes

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Nombre del productor

(1839 - 1925)

Historia administrativa

Parsonstown’s Poor Law Union was established on the 8th of May 1839. It was formed from an elected Board of Guardians, with John Drought as chairman, comprising twenty-nine elected members and nine ex-officio Guardians with all members meeting weekly. Parsonstown Union’s area of operation covered 234 square miles from two counties: from Offaly (King’s) – Banagher, Drumcullen, Eglish, Ferbane, Frankfort, Kilcoleman, Kinnety, Lemanagan, Letter, Lusmagh, Seirkyrans, Parsonstown, Shannon Bridge, Shannon Harbour and Tissarin. From County Tipperary – Aglishcloghane, Ballingarry, Dorha, Lockeen, Lorha and Uskeane. The Union was abolished in 1925, with the Board of Guardians powers being transferred to the county councils' Board of Health.

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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

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Sistema de arreglo

BG164 is arranged as follows:
BG164/1/1-97: June 1839 - August 1921
(Note: name changes to Birr Union after January 1900).
BG164/2/1-55: Rough Minute Books
BG164/3: Repayment of Relief Book
BG164/4: Rent Book
BG164/5: Document
BG164/6: Lease
BG164/7/1-3: Workhouse Registers
BG164/8/1-2: Financial Minute Books
BG164/9: Dispensary District Ledger

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Condiciones de acceso

By appointment only. Contact Offaly Archives at [email protected]


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.

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  • inglés

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BG164/7/1 is listed as part only, cover missing, with the following pages damaged - 1, 2, 4, 28, 54, 55.
BG164/7/2 is listed with the following pages missing - 1, 14, 15, 16, 17, 148, 149, and with the following pages damaged - fly leaf, index, 8. 9. 11, 12, 13, 14, 16, 21.
BG164/7/3 contains loose pages only.

Instrumentos de descripción

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

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

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June 2019, Erin Sears




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

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