collection BG164 - Records of Parsonstown Union

Zone d'identification




Records of Parsonstown Union


  • 1839 - 1931 (Production)

Niveau de description


Étendue matérielle et support

156 Books
1 Document
1 Lease
3 Registers
1 Ledger

Zone du contexte

Nom du producteur

(1839 - 1925)

Histoire administrative

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.

Histoire archivistique

Zone du contenu et de la structure

Portée et contenu

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

Évaluation, élimination et calendrier de conservation


Mode de classement

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

Zone des conditions d'accès et d'utilisation

Conditions d’accès

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

Conditions de 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.

Langue des documents

  • anglais

Écriture des documents

Notes de langue et graphie

Caractéristiques matérielle et contraintes techniques

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.

Instruments de recherche

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

Zone des sources complémentaires

Existence et lieu de conservation des originaux

Existence et lieu de conservation des copies

Unités de description associées

Descriptions associées

Note de publication

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

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Mots-clés - Noms

Mots-clés - Genre

Zone du contrôle de la description

Identifiant de la description

Identifiant du service d'archives

Règles et/ou conventions utilisées


Dates de production, de révision, de suppression

June 2019, Erin Sears




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

Zone des entrées