1823. Cork Magistrates who got Statues. 1890 Rabies in Dunmanway and Schull.
Some of the records of the Chief Secretary’s Office in Dublin Castle for some years have been digitised and are freely accessible online:
Professor Francis J Crowley’s bequest
- The project was named after the late Professor Francis J Crowley, whose bequest funded the project.
- Professor Crowley, was born in New Haven, Connecticut, to Irish parents. Having received his education at Yale and Princeton universities, he became professor of French at the University of California, Los Angeles.
- In his will he bequeathed most of his estate to the Republic of Ireland to be used for the preservation of records of the history of the Irish people.
Aims of project
- The Crowley Project aims
- to catalogue the Chief Secretary’s Office Registered Papers (CSORP) from 1818 to 1852 to international archival descriptive standards in order to facilitate public access
- to preserve the papers in order to maintain their physical condition
- The papers contain an estimated 230,000 items or ‘files’ in 815 boxes.
- The papers were formerly in a state of disarray having being loosely filed into bundles in boxes. Once processed the papers are physically re-ordered into acid-free archival folders and housed within archival boxes.
- Contract archivists, working at the National Archives, Ireland commenced this project in 2008. The project also employed a dedicated conservator.
The parts of the 1880s adn 1890s are like somethin from the Stasi failed in East Germany, nothing is too small to document. The theft of a goat, burning of a hay rick a seditious sermon preached. Among these indexes are the reference to rabies unfortunately there paper share not available they may have been mis filed or lost.
This information was presumably collected by the RIC of the Resident Magistrate and kept centrally in Dublin Castle.
Cork Magistrates who got Statutes 1823.
Cork Magistrates, 10th June 2019.
Most of the magistrates were Protestant Landlords or Church of Ireland Clergymen. Until Disestablishment 1870 this was the Irish State Church and apart from religion performed quite a number of civil functions administered by the Minister, Select Vestry and Churchwardens.
From around this time on more Catholics were appointed Magistrates some had been appointed since the 1790s. This was supplemented by (RMs) Resident Magistrate’s to remedy a widely believed bias among the Magistrates. By the early 20th century probably most of the appointment wee those who were Catholic and Nationalist due to the influence the Irish Parliamentary Party on various British Governments.
Marquess of Thomond
Earl of Shannon
Earl of Bantry
Earl of Mount Cashel
Honourable and Rev. James St. Ledger
Honourable and Rev. G.D. Beresford
Sir James L. Cotter
Robert Hedges Eyre
Edward D. Freeman
George Charles Jeffreys
Rev. William Stewart
William Moore? Hodder
Rev. John Townsend?
Rev. John Townsend
Rev. James Hingston
Rev. George Sealy Baldwin
Rev. Samuel Beamish
Rev. Joseph Jervois
Rev. Joshua B. Ryder
Rev. Jonathan Bruce
REv. Somers Payne
Rev. Edward H. Kenny
Rev. George Armstrong
Meade Hobson (Assistant Barrister?)
John Grove White
Richard ? Parker
Rev. John Ware Edgar
Thomas George French
William H?? Newenham
Rev. John Chester
Rev. John G. Madras
Henry Greene Barry
William Cooke Collis
Thomas St. John Grant
Rev. Robert Morrett
John Smith Barry
Charles D. O. Jephson
Edward Wallis Hoare
Rev. John Orpen
William Wrixon Beecher