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Dublin Under The Georges, 1714-1830

Dublin Under the Georges
Constantina Maxwell

Life of the Poor

The city of Quang-tcheu [Dublin] … is much celebrated amongst the Quang-tongese for its size and magnificence, and is supposed to contain 400,000 souls, but this cannot be; for, in that case, 200,000 of them must, of necessity, be hurdled [sic] together in extreme filth and misery, which, in such a polished and charitable age and nation, it is absurd to suppose.
JOHN WILSON CROKER, “An Intercepted Letter from J. T., Esq., Writer at Canton, to his Friend in Dublin, Ireland (1804) (a satire on Dublin society, published anonymously)

Great exertions have been made, and are daily making, by humane societies and individuals, for relieving the Poor.
SAMUEL ROSBOROUGH, “Observations on the State of the Poor of the Metropolis (Dublin, 1801)

The Rev. Thomas Campbell, an Irish clergyman who was acquainted with London, while praising the elegance of the fashionable parts of Dublin, remarked in his Philosophical Survey of the South of Ireland, published in 1777, that “the bulk” of the city was “like the worst parts of St. Giles”. “I must say,” wrote Mrs. Delany earlier in the century, “the environs of Dublin are delightful, [but] the town is bad enough – narrow streets and dirty-looking houses.” And practically every other eighteenth-century visitor refers to the filth and squalor of the Dublin poor. “Poverty, disease, and wretchedness exist in every great town,” wrote Curwen, an Englishman who made a tour of Ireland shortly after the Union, “but in Dublin the misery is indescribable.” .

The population of Dublin was variously estimated during the eighteenth century. Sir William Petty put it at 58,045 in 1682. Dr. Rutty, the Quaker physician who wrote “A Natural History of County Dublin”, estimated it in 1772 at 128,570, while the ‘Post-chaise Companion’, published towards the end of the century, gives the figure as 300,000, which represented the popular view. In 1798 the Rev. James Whitelaw,(1) the charitable Rector of St. Catherine’s Church in Thomas Street, determined to investigate the matter and to carry out a census of his own. With the sanction of the Government he took a number of assistants, and together they carried out a house-to-house search. This was not an easy task, for it occupied them ten hours a day during five successive months, and took them into the lowest and dirtiest quarters of the city. “My assistants and I,” wrote Whitelaw, “undeterred by the dread of infectious diseases, undismayed by degrees of filth, stench, and darkness inconceivable by those who have not experienced them, explored, in the burning months of the summer of 1798, every room of these wretched habitations from the cellar to the garret, and an the spat ascertained their population” He put the total population of Dublin at 172,091, but considered that another 10,279 persons should be added if the soldiers in the garrison, the staff of the Castle, the inmates of various institutions, and the students of Trinity College were included. The return under the Population Act of 1814 was 175,319 which shows that Whitelaw was not very far out; it also shows that Dublin had at the time of the Union a greater population than any of the towns in England, London of course excepted. (2)

Petty had shown that the inhabitants of Dublin were “more crowded and straitened in
their housing than those of London,” and by the end of the century-judging from the
account given by Whitelaw – the congestion seems to have grown worse. This was
especially true of the districts known as the Liberties, most of which lay to the south
-west of the, river – in the oldest part of the city.

Whitelaw writes:
‘The streets [in this part of the City] are generally narrow; the houses crowded
together; the rears or back-yards of very small extent, and some without accommodation
of any kind. Of these streets, a few are the residence of the upper class of shopkeepers
or others engaged in trade; but a far greater proportion of them, with their numerous
lanes and alleys, are occupied by working manufacturers, by petty shop-keepers, the
labouring poor, and beggars, crowded together to a degree distressing to humanity. A
single apartment in one of these truly wretched habitations, rates from one to two
shillings per week, and to lighten this rent two, three, or even four families become
joint tenants. As I was usually out at very early hours on the survey I have frequently
surprised from ten to sixteen persons, of all ages and sexes, in a room not 15 feet
square, stretched on a wad of filthy straw, swarm¬ing with vermin, and without any
covering, save the wretched rags that constituted their wearing apparel. Under such
circumstances it is not extraordinary that I should have frequently found from 30 to 40
individuals in a house. An intelligent clergyman of the Church of Rome assured me that
number 6 Braithwaite Street some years since con¬tained 108 souls. These however in 1797
were reduced to 97; and at the period of this survey to 56. From a careful survey twice
taken of Plunket Street, it appeared that 32 contiguous houses contained 917 souls,
which gives an aver¬age of 287 to a house, and the entire Liberty averages from about 12
to 16 persons to each house ….

“This crowded population [Whitelaw goes on to say] wherever it obtains is almost
universally accompanied by a very serious evil – a degree of filth and stench
inconceivable except by such as have visited these scenes of wretchedness. Into the
backyard of each house, frequently not 10 feet deep, is flung from the windows of each
apartment, the ordure and other filth of its numerous inhabitants; from which it is so
seldom removed, that I have seen it nearly on a level with the windows of the first
floor; and the moisture that, after heavy rains, oozes from this heap, having frequently
no sewer to carry it off, runs into the street, by the entry leading to the staircase.
One instance out of a thousand that might be given, will be sufficient. When I attempted
in the summer of 1798 to take the population of a ruinous house in Joseph’s Lane near
Castle market, I was interrupted in my progress by an inundation of putrid blood, alive
with maggots, which had from an adjacent slaughter yard burst the back door, and filled
the hall to the depth of several inches. By the help of a plank and some stepping stones
which I procured for the purpose (for the inhabitants without any concern waded through
it) I reached the staircase. It had rained violently, and from the shattered state of
the roof a torrent of water made its way through every floor, from the garret to the
ground. The sallow looks and filth of the wretches who crowded round me indicated their
situation, though they seemed insensible to the stench, which I could scarce sustain for
a few minutes. In the garret I found the entire family of a poor working shoemaker,
seven in number, lying in a fever, without a human being to administer to their wants.
On observing that his apartment had not a door, he informed me that his landlord,
finding him not able to pay the week’s rent in consequence of his sickness, had the
preceding Saturday taken it away, in order to force him to abandon the apartment. I
counted in this style 37 persons; and com¬puted, that its humane proprietor received out
of an absolute ruin which should be taken down by the magistrate as a public nuisance, a
profit rent of above £30 per annum, which he extracted every Saturday night with
unfeeling severity. I will not disgust the reader with any further detail, and only
observe that I generally found poor room-keepers of this description, notwithstanding so
many apparent causes of wretchedness, apparently at ease, and perfectly assimilated to
their habitations. Filth and stench seemed congenial to their nature; they never made
the smallest effort to remove them; and if they could answer the calls of hunger, they
felt, or seemed to feel, nothing else as an in¬convenience ….

“In July 1798 the entire side of a house 4 storeys high, in School-House Lane, fell from
its foundation into an adjoin¬ing yard, where it destroyed an entire dairy of cows. I
ascended the remaining ruin, through the usual approach of shattered stairs, stench and
filth. The floors had all sunk on the side now unsupported, forming so many inclined
planes; and I observed with astonishment, that the inhabitants, above 30 in number, who
had escaped destruction by the circumstance of the wall falling outwards, had not
deserted their apartments. I was informed, that it had remained some months in this
situation, and that the humane landlord claimed, and actually received for it, the usual
rent …. The most dense population, as might naturally be expected, is found within the
walls of the ancient city, comprehending the parishes of St. Werburgh, St. John, St.
Michael, St. Nicholas Within, the eastern part of St. Audoen, and the Deanery of Christ
Church. This space, containing an area of nearly 45 acres English, had in 1798, 15,683
inhabitants in 1,179 houses; which gives an average of 349 souls nearly to an acre, or
13.3 to a house. There were at that period 137 houses waste. The density of population
however varies within this space; for St. Nicholas Within has only 215.5 to an acre, or
10.5 to a house; while in St. Michael’s it amounts to 439 to an acre, and almost 16 to a

To be continued

(1) The Rev. James Whitelaw, statistician and philanthropist, was educated at Trinity College, Dublin, where he graduated in 1771. His most important service was his census of the City of Dublin, carried out 1798-1805. His most important work was his History of Dublin, in which he collaborated with John Warburton, Keeper of the Records in Dublin Castle. Neither lived to see the publication of this work, which was completed by Robert Walsh, at that time Curate of Finglas, Co. Dublin. Whitelaw founded several charitable institutions, the most useful of which was the Meath Charitable Loan (1808) for the benefit of unemployed members of the Coombe. He died of a malignant fever contracted from visiting his poor parishioners in 1813.

(2) The population of London, calculated from the parish registers of baptisms, was 674,350 in 1700 and 676,250 in 1750. According to the census returns of 1801 and 1811 it was 900,000 and 1,050,000 respectively. See M. D. George, London Life in the Eighteenth Century, pp. 329-30.

Baptism and Marriage Extracts, Church of Ireland, Carlow Town, 1747-1855

A few baptismal and marriage extracts from the Church of Ireland parish registers of Carlow town, Co. Carlow.
Spellings are exactly as I read them with no changes. Question marks show where I had difficulty reading a word or a name

Carlow Church of Ireland Parish Register Extracts
Baptisms : 1836-1852
Marriages : 1836-1845
Burials : 1836-1865
R.C.B. Library Ref.: P. 317.1.3

Baptised : Nov. 11th, 1838.
Born : Oct. 12th, 1838
Name : Henry
Parents : Wm. & Elizabeth Black?burne
Abode: Carlow
Profession/Occupation father: ?Saddler

Baptised : July 31st, 1842.
Born : July 10th, 1842
Name : James Edward
Parents : James & Dorcas Porter
Abode: Carlow
Profession/Occupation father: Physician
Curate: William Brandon

Baptised : Dec 27th, 1843
Born : Sept 27th, 1843
Name : Edward Albert
Parents : Thos. James & Jane Margaret Rawson
Abode: Carlow
Profession/Occupation father: Surgeon & M.D.
Rector: J. Jameson

Baptised : July 11th, 1846.
Born : Not given
Name : Robert Nicholas
Parents : Thomas & Jane Rawson
Abode: Carlow
Profession/Occupation father: Doctor
Wm. Brandon – Private baptism, child (?very) ill

Groom: Mansergh Lugworth Flood of Carlow Parish
Bride : Anne Catherine Moore of Carlow Parish
By Banns. 2nd May 1837
Signed : Lugworth Flood & Catherine Moore
Witnesses: Jane Emerson & Patrick Devereux

# 379. John Blackburne, Carlow. Aug 22nd, 1855. 2 years. Thos. Shelland Curate.
#461. Un-named Blackburne. Carlow. 28th Jan 1860. No age given
Baptisms 1852-1864
P. 317.2.1
No Blackburne, Flood or Rawson listed.

Carlow Church of Ireland Parish Register Extracts
R.C.B. Library Ref.: P. 317.1.2

Month?? 31st Baptised. Joseph son of John and Ann Bowles. Killeshin

Aug 27th Married. Robert Carr and Ann Bowles, being called in Church July the 31st, Aug 7th & 14th

Oct. 17th Married: Will’m Bowles to Mary Harborne. Rich’d Mills

July 24th Baptised : James Bowles son to Will’m & Mary Bowles

July 9th Married: Jno Bowles to Eliz. McGrath with Lycence

April 12th Marr’d: Joseph Bowels and Ann Tunstead with Lycence

June 20th Bapt’d : Robt. Son to Wm. And Sarah Bowles

Mary 21st Bapt’d: Jane Daughter to Jno and Mary Bowls (sic)

Feb 27th Married / By Mr. D. / Joseph Bowles to Jane Feltus, both of this parish, by Licence
May. Omitted, about 7th. Bapt : Eliza Daughter of Joseph and Jane Bowles

June 16th. Marr’d: James Bale and Mary Budds
Sept 9th. Bapt’d: John son of Joseph and Elizabeth Bowles

Jan 26th Bapt’d: Margt. Daughter of Joseph and Elizabeth Bowles
Aug 31st. Mar’d: John Graham and Lucinda Bowles

p. 122
May 17th Bapt’d: Eliza. Daughter of Joseph and (Blank) Bowles.

Next page of register (p. 123) = blank note re 10 pages on – did not go ten pages to see if it continued at that point

Page 124 – 1822
Page 125 – 1825
Page 127 – 1824

No mention of Bowles or Feltus surnames on these pages.

Dec 12th. Married by ?C. Francis Flood of the parish of Carrick, Co. Kilkenny to Dorcas Burchaell of (??this parish)



Will Abstracts, Lismore and Waterford, 1724-88

Pre 1858 abstracts can be helpful even for those whose ancestors did not make wills – here we have domestic servants mentioned, there are placenames which may or may not be phonetic variations on those we find in the 1851 Townland Directory.

19 June 1724
Everard, George
Will of George Everard of Garrondillon Co. Tippy (Tipperary)- his wife Ellen, eldest son Edmond two thirds, John second youngest son one third of the property. To Dr. James Glysane, par. Priest, a young black filly & £4.6.8. To Mr. Wm. McCarthy one of executors, a young bay meare. Mr. Hamilton Lowe ffetheard, Mr. Wm. Mcarthy Clocully & wife Ellen Everard, Executors. Present: Laur Fanning, Nich White. Bond of £200 ster: due from Mr. Redmond Everard Bart of some other person for his use.

NOTE: John Bray: Burgess of Clonmel, Conf. Kilkenny & M.P. Clonmel in St. James II parliament, lived at Garondillon in 1677: he had forfeited under Cromwell & by deed of 26 Mar 1669 was demised 478 acres in Knockballymallow/Knockballynemollogh for term of 31 years, by Thomas Juxon

26 Nov 1729
Goss, Gration:
Will of Gration Goss, Citty of Waterford – all to his wife Catherine Goss. £5 to her Grandchild Thos. Comby, declared by Gration Goss in presents of Alexr Desmaison, Pirce Butler, James Walsh – after or in my life – my ffrince book to Alexr Desmaison in ye same order as at p.: sent, with the silver clasps on ye salme along wth them.

12 Feb 1725
Clancy, Johannes:
Admon of goods of Johannes Clancy intestate of Kildarmudy firmarius, granted to Marg. Clancy his Widow by Thomas bishop of Waterford & Lismore.

16 July 1725
Quarry, Isaac:
Will of Isaac Quarry, Knockane – his farm and cattle &c to be divided between his two sons John & William – joint Executors, to old servt Mary Ryane, house garden & grassing for four collops during lease of Knockane, rent free & to her two children my daughter by her £5 each at 19 years of age. To my good friend Wm. Gombon during my lease a house rent free for life and grassing for one beast & when he dies to daughter Esther. Prest Pierce Power, Robt Quarry Will Gambon.

14 Feb 1729:
Redmunds, Timotheus
Admon of goods to Timotheus Redmunds granted to Alicia Redmunds, Clonmel, Widow

5 Aug 1725
Wells, Simon
Will of Simon Wells schoolmaster – All to his wife Sarah Wels (execux) & daurs. Amy, Elizabeth & Lydia. Prest. John Fell, Thos. Murray, John Sault

27 Jan 1726;
Ellis, John
Will of John Ellis, gent: Leaves a Moydore to each Edwd Redmonds , Benj. Robinson, Wm. Blackcoat (son of John Blackcoat), his silver watch to John Norrinton, sword to Michl. Browne & rest, bonds debts to Susanna Browne. Prest. John Smith David Walls, Willm Lonergan.

Meade, Garrett. Dungarvan, Mercht.
2nd May 1787. Probate to Frances Lonergan 23rd Aug 1787
Partnership of Lonergan & Meade.: – Accts. & Bequest of £200 on Geo. Porter – conditioning Wm. Lonergan son of Francis Lonergan to have stores & cellars & £25. £25 to Revd. John Buckley for purpose I have mentioned him & further sum of £25 for said purpose. Gold watch to Wm. Lonergan, £39 to Mr. Thos. Fade. Residue to wife mrs. Elizabeth Lonergan for sole use & c. She and Frances Lonergan sole Execrs. G. Lonergan, James Kennedy.
Codicil to last: £5 to James Williamson for mourning. 40 guineas to Barthol. Guinan, Cork. 30 gns to Michl. Anthony, Jr. Tanner. £10 to Mrs. Marg. Connery, Dungarvan. Residue only; any effects to my brother Henry Meade not yet remitted should produce amount. William Walsh, Mary Power.

Robinson, John. Waterford City. Gent.
18th Nov. 1786. Probate to Robt. Backas 23rd Aug. 1787
Rbt. Backas, son of Alderman Geo. Backas & Elenor his wife, the dwelling house and garden in rere of Peirce’s Lane orwise Kisby’s Lane, city Waterford, which Mr. Kelly now holds under me with the Turrett and garden outside (inside) same to be held & enjoyed by said Robt. Backas and heirs. I also leave him my House in Barronstrand St now in possession of Mr. David Henry,(Heneary) also houses held by lease to Mr. John Archbold, Mercht. Near the new bridge. Robt. Backas sole Exr. & Rec. Legatee. Present: R. Dillon, Sylvester Pyne, Tho. Anthony.

Baldwin, John. Gent. Cahir.
9th Feb 1786. Probate 15th Oct. 1787.
5s each to sons & Daurs. Edward, Margt.McGrath (Als. Baldwin), Allice Mahony (Als. Baldwin), Thomas, James, John, bridget, Ellen. All the rest to wife Bridget Baldwin als. O’Brien. Prest. Jeffery Keating, Pierce Everard.

Bohen, Matthew. City of Waterford, Baker.
14th May 1787. probate 25th Jan 1788
Wife Margt. & Six sons. Bakery, houses to wife & Revd. D. Thomas Hearn. Exors. Andw. Dobbyn; Thos. Hunt and Thomas Cooke.
Codicil June 1787: Bequeaths Revd. Thomas Hearn £5.

Foster, Francis. Coolroe.
29th Feb 1788. 12th Mar. 1788 Probate.
Sister Ann Rogers als. Foster £50. Cath Moore als. Foster £20, Sister Elizabeth Cottanger £10, nephew Chris. Moore my bal or best bay horse. To nephew Wm. Moore my other bay horse. To friend and bror in law Pierce Rogers my watch. Rest to two sisters Sarah Gill and An Rogers. Trustee Revd. Anth. Sterling, sole exor. Prest. Will Cheeran, Jno, Edwd. Bourne.
Probate granted to Revd. A. Sterling.

Walsh, Richard. Mariner. Waterford City.
5th Jan 1788. Probate 23rd June 1788. Probate 23rd June 1788
Appoints wife Margt. Sole heiress Execx. & Adminx. Bequeath her all real and pers. Pres. Jas. Foristall, Ellen Hynes.
Probate granted to Margt. Widow.

Whelan, John, Waterford.
21st June 1784. Probate 16th July 1788
To be buried in St. Patrick’s. To each sisters children, John martin and Richd. Tobin, to John Neale’s son, Wm. Neale, silver ink horn with a gold and silver pen.- watch to keep in memory of me. £5 to repairs of Johnstown Chapple. Exors. Wm Neal, Joan Tobin als Morrisey, and Murphy.
Codicil to last:21st June 1784:
If Wm. Neale and Joan Tobin not living at death bequeath Mr. Henry O’Neile, bror of Mrs. O’Neile, Exors. £10 for trouble.

Osborne, Sir Thomas,
Tickincor, Co. Waterford, Knt.
13 Oct 1713. Precis ½ p., 17 Sept 1717

Wife Dame Ann Osborne als. Usher. Son Nicholas. Grandson John Osborne.
Edward Hubbart, lessee of Winsland als. Farrinbullin near White Church Rock. Edmond Power, lesee of the lands in B. Glannehiry, William Rony, Widow Gough, Widow Bull, Susanna Cox, John Fling, Joseph Thomas, William Hore of Caraine. Widow Ronane, Wm. Fies, Thomas Morrisy, Morrish Houllighane and Gerald Gibon, tenants in parish of Dungarvan.
Cullenagh, Coolepeasoone (?Coolnabeasoon), Knockmeale, Barneshangannagh in B. of Glannehiry; Cooleporsilly, Parknecorry, Clyneskie, Parkeirsheal, Clynegonniny and Garrystroppie, Parish of Dungarvan, Barony of Decies; Winsland als Farrinbullin, all in Co. Waterford
Witnesses: William Browning, Affane, Co. Waterford, Esq; James Usher, Ballintaylor, Co. Waterford, Esq.,; and Robert Carew, Tickinure, Co. Waterford, gent.
Memorial Witnessed By: Peter Molloy, Dublin gent; Cha. Browne
Ann Osborne (Seal)

Will Index, Ardagh, Co. Cavan, 1740-1844

Some people from County Cavan listed. Note: For the most part, the wills were destroyed in the Irish Civil War 1922. ** ?? Cavan.

Surname Name Townland Year





Chissers or Chisel























Heany or Heeny






























William, Rev.







William, sen.

































Agha Kilmore




























Aughakillmore Lower

Aughakillmore Lower

















































Baptism Records, St. Andrew’s, Dublin, 1741-42

St. Andrew’s, Westland Row, Dublin. Some baptismal extracts 1741-42. Register Date, January, 1741 to July, 1752.

Name, Father, Mother, Year

Archbold Elizabeth
Bates Edwardius
Betagh Jacobus
Darby Jacobus
Devlin Anna
Dignan Gasper
Doran Alicia
Doyle Mauritius
Dunn Joannes
Dunn Petrius
Eaton Catharina
Fitzsimons Anna
Flood Anna
Foley Patricius
Gauran Joanes
Gibbins Elizabetha Franciscca
Hoare Anna
Kelly Elionora
Kelly Malachias
Martin Thomas
May Thomas
Mulkeary Margarita
Murphey Joannes
Murry Timotheus
Nowlan Jacobus
O’Brien Jacobus
Reily Esther

Cooke’s Memoirs of Youghal, Co. Cork, 1749


Regna / Regnum (Queen/King) – Name of
An.D. – Year

Henry VIII
1542 Matw. Portingal
1543. Jno. Forrest
John Forest died in his mayoralaty, and Richard Gough was chosen in his place.
1544. William Walsh
1545 Richard Blewett
1546. Domk. Portingal

Henry VIII. Died January 28th, and his son Edward the Sixth, of the age of 9 years, was proclaimed King.

Edw. VI.
1547. Richard Gough
1548. William Walsh
1549. Christopher Walsh
1550. John Blewett
1551. Richard Gough
1552. Francis Tobin

On the 26th of July, died Edward the Sixth, and Mary, the eldest daughter of King Henry the Eighth was proclaimed Queen at several places of this town the 20th of August following.

1553. Wm. Annyas

None but freemen and inhabitants of this town ought to be chosen to serve in Parliament as citizens thereof.

1554. Wm Shryes

On the 25th of July, Queen Mary was married to Philip, King of Spain.

1555. Rd. Gough
Third time Mayor. Every freeman that takes an apprentice ought to enrol his indenture with the Town Clerk on pain of five shillings.

1556. Thos. Uniacke
1557. Thos. Bluett
1558. Phip. Ronayne
November 17th Queen Mary died and Elizabeth the youngest daughter of King Henry VIII., was on the 5th of December following, here at the usual places proclaimed Queen, to the great joy of this Protestant town. Her Majesty was greatly pleased to grant this town a charter, under the Great Seal of England, in the first year of her reign.

1559. Thos. Bluett
1560. Thos. Uniacke
1561. Jno. Portingal
1562. Frans. Galway
1563. Richd. Gough (4th time mayor)
1564. Thos. Coppinger
1565. Jno. Walsh
1566. Theobald Blewett
1567. Patrick Blewett
1568. Patrick Forrest
1569. Frans. Annyas
1570. Jasper Portingal
1571. Meliher Blewett
1572. Jno. Portingal
1573. Thos. Coppinger
A freeman of this town being impleaded at the courts of Dublin for matters determinable here, our charters for cognisance of pleas were sent up, and by plea demanded, and the cause thereon was ordered to be tried here.

1574. Thibbet Blewett
1575. John Collins
1576. Francis Annyas (2nd time Mayor)
1577. Patk. Blewett (2nd time Mayor)
1578. Pierce fforester
1579. Patk. Coppinger
In this gentleman’s time the town was ransacked to the great damage of the inhabitants

1580. Js. Gallivan
1581. Francs. Annyas
Third time mayor. This town was a second time ransacked; the houses being almost destroyed.

1582. Thos. Coppinger (3rd time mayor)
1583. Pk. Brennot
1584. Pk. Brennot (2nd time mayor)
1585. Js. Kerring
1586. Thos. Coppinger (4th time mayor)
1587. Hector Portingal
This year the college of Dublin was built by Queen Elizabeth

1588. Wm. Magner
1589. Wm. Magner
Deputy to Sir Walter Rawleigh, Knt., a person of rare endowments, take him as statesman, seaman, soldier, or leaned writer, being attainted of high treason, and the sentence lay dormant 16 yrs; and he was sent to Guinea 13 years after his conviction. Yet he was beheaded in the Great Court at Westminster the 29th of October, 1618. His motto: “Tam Marti quam Mercurio.” As he was mayor of this twon two yers successively, I thought proper not to pass him in silence.
1590. Jno. Ronayne
1591. Richd. Ronayne
1592. James Blewett
1593. John Forrest
1594. Js. Kerney
1595. Hector Portingal (2nd time mayor)
1596. Jno. Blewett (2nd time mayor)
1597. Pk. Walsh
1598. Jno. Forest (2nd time mayor)
1599. Jno. Ronayne
Ten hides of leather seized on being not well tanned, according to the statute.

1600. Walter Collyne
Sir George Carew had quarters here for 900 men and 100 horse for three days

1601. James Kerny (2nd time mayor)
Two freemen hereof, for suing two other freemen out of the jurisdiction of this court, were both of them fined and disfranchised, and paid their fines accordingly, but were not restored to their freedom.


James 1.
1602. John Gallavan.
Queen Elizabeth of ever blessed memory, departed this life, 24th March, and some time after King James the First was here proclaimed King, in a solemn manner, on the quay and other noted places of this town on the 28 April next following.

1603. John Gallivan
1604. John Gallivan (3rd time mayor successively)
1605. Edwd. Coppinger
On the fifth day of November the gunpowder treason was discovered, and the actors found and executed.

1606. Nichl. Gallivan.
This gentleman died three weeks after he was sworn, and Mr. John Gallivan served in that office for the remaining part of the year.

1607. Thomas Gough
1608. James Kerny (3rd time mayor)
1609. John Every.
Edward Coppinger was made sword bearer.

N.B. It is certain there were bailiffs in this town before this time, but as the records could not be found no record could be given of them.

Mayors and Bailiffs

Nichs. Gallivan
In this year was the first scavenger appointed by the mayor. (Note: What contributes materially to render this town clean and wholesome is that the Corporation annually farm out with their other revenues the sweeping of the streeeets to the best bidder ; this generally lets for ten or twelve pounds a year, affording excellent manure – “Lords Youghal” 1784)

James Coppinger
Wm. Greenbank
Edwd. Gough.
The late mayor brought and delivered in court the town chest, with the new charter and several other charters belonging to the town, together with his common seal and mayoralty seal.
Ordered that the new charter be enrolled in the exchequer and was accordingly done.
This mayor and Edward Gough, one of the bailiffs refused to take the oath of supremacy, and therefore were discharged from their office. James Gough was elscted mayor, and Ephraim Harrard bailiff in their stead. As maintenance and yearly fee to the Recorder, every alderman and burgess to pay one shilling and sixpence per year, and every other freman twelve pence provided he give due attendance. The sword bearer made clark of all common bargains, and to have the accustomed fees as an annuity for carrying the sword before the mayor.

Richard Gough
Gerd. Fitzgerald
Philip Kerny
Gerald Fitzgerald refused the oath of surpremacy and was discharged, and John Wilson served in his stead. An assize of Bread and other things appointed, and several people admitted to be inhabitants of the town and sworn accordingly.
This year, Edmond Coppinger and John Forrest were elected burgesses to serve in Parliament (by the entry the writ was directed to the Corporation) and they were allowed ten shillings a day for them and their horses, for which a tax was laid on the inhabitants by the mayor and immediately levied. The mayor this year was not to receive any of the customs, under forfeiture for £300, but the bailiffs were to receive them, and have two shillings in the pound for so doing, to defray their expenses. The mayor was to have £30 a year salary out of the forfeitures, rents and fifes and so forth, with the head fish, meace of herrings, cod-penny etc., but shall pay out of them to the Recorder £5 a year; to the sword bearer £3. 6s. 8d., ; to the mayors sergeant twenty shillings a year. (Note: At this time a ship’s carpenters wage per diem with meat and drink was 6d., without meat and drink , 12d., ; house carpenters, the same; the common labourer, with meat and drink 3d., and without 6d.)

1613. Peter Marks was this year Recorder and freeman at large. Several forestallers prosecuted. Edwad. Coppinger was made Deputy Recorder.

John Avery
Jno Wilson
Wm. Greenbank.
One James Thearse was fined a pipe-full, and paid it accordingly.
Taxes levied for a licence for wine
Goods of a felo-do-se forfeited to this town, and seized accordingly.
John Dromadda, a most notorious offender and common robber, was taken within the liberties of this town. He was tried before the mayor, Recorder and bailiffs, convicted and executed; his head was fixd on the Clock Castle, by virtue of the charter granted in this reign. The Corporation had a great compliment paid them by the Lord Deputy for this service.

Edwd. Coppinger
WM. Blewett
Nichs. Forrest.
The mayor and bailiffs refused the oath of supremacy, and were therefore discharged from their office. Richard Gough, Wm. Luelline and Thomas Read were chosen in their stead.
Henry Gosnald was this year chosen Recorder.
Several entries of Leases Parole.

James Gough
Gyles Maynard
William Lamb
Frequent orders for stopping the holes and doors in the town.
There was a rate settled upon candles according to the price of tallow. (Note: Under this year a curious custom is recorded in the “Council Book” of the Corporation, p. 44. “According to a former bye-law for the letting part of the common land, as it may be spared, viz., the white bog., etc., and the common glynns, this day, by general consent, a piece of candle was appointed and lighted, during the burning whereof, whosoever should bid most for said land should enjoy same for 31 yeares.”)

The Company of Butchers within this town disturbing the markets and taking away the victuals of foreign butchers resorting hither, were for their misdemeanour many of them committed to the marshall’s ; the ring leaders were fined, and paid their several fines before they were discharged.

John Avery
Thos Gould
Wm. Monday.
Laurence Parsons, Esq., his Majesties Attorney for the Province of Munster, was made Recorder on Henry Gosnald surrendering that office.
The commons of this town by unanimous consent was sett to rent.
A law was made, if the burgesses and freemen did not attend the Court of D’Oyer Hundred, and make their appearance once in four court days, the person so offending should be disfranchised and debarred of all privileges.


Christian Harford
Randal Brient
Jasper Walsh
Richard Boyle, Esq., son of the Rt. Honble Richard Boyle, Barron of Youghall, was presented with the freedom of the Corporation, which he was pleased to accept.
A proclamation against usary was sent down to this town by the Lord Deputy and Council of Ireland.
Goods forfeited, for non-payment of the duty town custom, and composition made for the same.
By the ancient custom of this town, no excommunicated person can put in suit of law any other person whatsoever, which is hereby continued.

Willm. Bluett
Rd. Ronayne
Richard Ashe
It is this 11th day of January ordered and agreed by common and general consent of the Mayor, Recorder, Bayliffs, Burgeses and Commonalty of this town, that for any petty sume, debt or demand under ten shillings, none shall be hereafter arrested or attach’d by warrant, unless the party that owed it refused to come with the sargeant to the said Mayor, Recorder and Bayliffs, when he is by any of them sent for.
An order was made by the Mayor, Recorder, and Bayliffs, that if any person should be here imprisoned upon a plaint, and the plaintiff or his attorney bring not his declaration into the court in writing, or file it in the Town Clerk’s office, or serve the defendant with it within fourteen days after the arrest, that the defendant should be discharged out of custody.
Goods of a felo-de-se forfeited to the Corporation, and composition was made for the same.

Wm Lewellin
Thos. Coppinger
Yiege O’Dawe
James Meaghy was this year elected, but would not stand mayor, therefore was fined £10 and committed to the marshall’s, and was not from thence discharged until he paid his fine.
Robert Cooke, Esq., (commonly called Linen Cooke), was made an inhabitant.
The Mayor’s accompts were ordered to be always read in publick court after they are delivered unto the mayor in being.
This year a proclamation concerning alehouses was sent down by the Lord Deputy and Council.

Thos. Holship
John Cotter
Peter Wingrove.
Any miller that takes above the sixteenth part, and that proved before the Mayor, Recorder or Bayliffs, to be committed during the pleasure of the mayor or bailiff who examinith the matter, and to pay five shilling to the poor before enlargement, and never to come more into the liberties with corn or to keep a mill.

A proclamation was sent down, forbidding noble-men from sending their children out of the King’s dominions to be brought up in any other country.
Goods seized on as forfeited, being foreign, bought or sold, and composition made for the same.

Edwd.. Gough
David Walsh
Edwd.. Stout.
James Lawler appointed town gunner of the fort, with a salary of forty shillings a year.
John Bayly made free, on condition to dress the dinners of several mayors.
All corn brought to market being unsold, is to be put up in the court-house loft, and not to be carried out of town in less than three market days.

Wm. Lewellin
Thos. Stout
Mauce Mansfield.
Maurice Mansfield deposed for not taking the oath of supremacy, and Owen O’Reij elected in his stead.
Bakers not to buy corn till 3 of the clock.
Several hides of leather not well tanned, were seized on by the seal master, according to the statute.

Willm. Bluett
Mattw. Browning
Jasper Portingal
Several proclamations from the Lord Deputy and Council of Ireland in regard of riots and unlaw

Pierce Meayr
Domk. Portingal
George Morgan
This year a proclamation from the Lord Deputy and Council of Ireland was sent down here against hoarding up corn in a time of scarcity, and that the same should be carried to the next market town, and there sold. Commissioners in each county and city were appointed to put this proclamation into execution.
Prince Charles was born the 2oth day of May in this year. It was observed that a star appeared all that day and two days thereafter. The sun was eclipsed, which would have happened had he never been born.
Leather seized on by the seal master, and composition made for them,

David Walsh
Wm. Portingal
Ambe. Coppinger
On the 4 day of November in this year, the Lady Day, the King’s daughter was born at Saint James’s.

Patk. Collins
Michl. Forrest
Jasper Gough
Adrian Coppinger was made sword-bearer.

Willm. Lambe
Jasper Collins
Jno. Lyime
James, Duke of York, was born the 15th day of October.
Edward Gough and Theobald Ronayne were chosen burgesses to serve in Parliament.

Thos. Stout
James Ronayne
Simon Gibons
A proclamation was sent down from the Lord Deputy and Council of Ireland for passing good farthings, and was proclaimed here in the most noted places of the town.
(Note: This proclamation was mainly directed against counterfitting the farthing tokens of the realm, the punishment for which was cutting off the ears. Also for limiting their legal tender, so that they should not be forced in undue quantity upon the labourers and mechanics in payment of their wages; ” and that such farthing tokens could be only used in exchange for sums not exceeding the valus of twopence to any other person at any one time” – “Corporation Records”)


Wm. Bluett
Maurc. Uniacke
James Gallivan
James Nagle was made sword-bearer, and was sworn accordingly.

Richd. Gough
Stepn. Coppinger
Ns. Nagle
John Walsh was appointed gunner of the fort, with a salary of forty shillings per year.

Js. Ronayne
Wm. Gough
John Gallivan
Adrian Coppinger was again made sword-bearer, in the place of James Nagle, who resigned that office.

Wm. Gough
John Bluett
John Hazard
This year there was ordered that no reeks or reek of furz shoud be made from abbey to abbey, under a pain of £3, to be levied by distress.
Jasper Collins was this year made sword-bearer, on the surrender of Adrian Coppinger.

Maurice Uniacke
Wm. Lewis
Nichs. Nagle

Thos. Stout
Walter Coppinger
Domk. Bluett
This year Michael Boyle, Dean of Cloyne, was admitted free, and Sworn the 26th day of October.
(Note: Michael Boyle, D.D., was son of Richard Boyle Archbishop of Tuam, and was advanced to the sees of Cork, Cloyne and Ross by letters patent of King Charles II., 22nd January, 1660. He was consecrated in St. Patrick’s Church, Dublin, on the 27th of the same month. And he was one of the twelve bishops who were consecrated all together in St. Patrick s Church after the Restoration.. Quite spent with old age, having arrived at his 93rd year, he died at Oxmantown, Dublin, and was buried on the next night, 1oth December, 1702, at eleven, in the Earl of Cork’s tomb in St. Patrick’s Cathedral, without pomp. – ‘Brady’s Record’s.”)
All lighters to cleanse the key every year.

1641. James Gallivan
Wm. Kerin
Nichs. Bagbare
March the first, Joshua Boyle was sworn Recorder of this town and a freeman at large.
The Great Plague in Dublin.

Thos. Stout
Domk. Bluett
Richd. Myers
No tobacco to be sold to the Irish rebels, for fear of spies, the Irish having a way of sending people in disguise to see what was doing in the town.
The same order was made in Cork and Kingsale, without especial order from the Earl of Inchiquin.

Thos. Stout
Domk. Bluett
John Miller
A proclamation, declaring certain money coined in Ireland, was sent down by the Lord Deputy and Council to be passable.

John Miller
Thomas Clove
John Bucknor
Captain John Boyle was presented with the freedom of this Corporation, which he kindly received, and was sworn in accordingly.

Thos. Stout
James Vandeleur
Thomas Taylor

Adam Warren
Thomas Warren
Robert Pratt
This mayor was a captain in the army, and never served as bayliff, as you may see from the following letter from Thomas Stout, late mayor, to the Earl pf Inchiquin
” Sep. 21, 1646.
Right Honourable,
We received your lordship’s letter the 17th of this instant on the 18th day of the same, being then ready to proceed to election of mayor and bailiffs for the next ensueing year, whereby we understand your lordship’s honble. intentions, as well for the preservation and continuance of the ancient customs and preheminencies of this our now poor distressed Corporation, and the support thereof by fitt and able men to manage this civil government, which hath us to proceed with greater comfort and alacrity in that affair, and according to your lordship’s particular recommendation of Captain Adam Warren, we have, in respectful obedience to your lordship’s desire, completed thereunto and elected him mayor for the subsequent year, notwithstanding that, according to the antient acts and customs
of the Corporation, the election hath ever been by free suffrages, and no other person called unto that place of magistracy unless one that had formerly served as bayliff, which antient custom we doubt your lordship will be pleased hereafter to leave free unto us, whereof we rest assured, in regard, we perceive your lordship’s great care taken of us, for which we shall ever remain, your lordship’s most humble servants.-
Thos. Stout, Mayor.”

Richd. Myers
Jno. Brishford
Thos. Farmer
Several letters were sent to the mayor from Lord Inchiquin to furnish stable and fodder for three hundred horses and quarters for the men, which was immediately complyed with. On the 12 day of August news was brought to this town of a great victory obtained over the Irish near Dublin the 8th of August. Coll. Butler, Coll. Warring, Coll. Plunket, Coll. Symons, Coll. Rochford, the Earl of Westmeath, and forty other officers taken, 130 serviceable horses taken, 240 horses killed ; the Earl of Fingall killed; four brass guns taken; 80 oxen that drew the carriages taken ; the pillage of the field valued at £50,006.

Oliver Cromwell.
Long Parliament


Thos. Taylor
Andrew Wandrick
John Langer
On the 30th day of January King Charles was beheaded, and on the 9th of February following was interred in the Chapel Royal at Windsor, in the vault, as is supposed, of King Henry the Eighth and Queen Jane, with this inscription upon the coffin :-“Charles, King of England, 1648.”

Thos. Warren
Henry Heard
George Barnes
John Langer was made sword-bearer, and was sworn accordingly.
The town revolted to Oliver Cromwell.

Jno. Langer
Thos. Stephens
Frans. Baker
On the 4 of November was the glorious King William born for the preservation of these kingdoms from Popery, and Protestants from Romish tyranny. His memory ought to be dear and precious to Protestants, and by them never to be forgotten, especially by the Protestants of these kingdoms.

Andrew Wandrick
Jasper Cox
Cromwell embarked for England from hence, and left his command to his son-in-law, Ireton.

John Breshford
Jno. Simmons
John Farthing
Will. Warren was made gunner of the fort; with a salary of forty shillings per year.

Jasper Cox
Richard Gillett
Thos. Baker
A cage for boys and cocking stole ordered to be putt up.
(Note: The cucking-stool was a rude, massive armchair, suspended from the quay over the water. It was for the punishment of scolding women, who, being convicted, were firmly secured in the chair, and then ducked under water three or more: times according to the terms of their sentence. This, with the Brank, or Bridle, for the same class of offender, the Cage for boys, the pillory for both sexes, are now well nigh forgotten as obsolete modes of punishment.
The next paragraph shews how apprentices were called upon in 1653 by commencing their days work.)

The town bell to ring at 8 o’clock at night, and at 4 o’clock in the morning dureing winter, to call the apprentices to work.
Esay Thomas was sworn freeman of the town, and was made Recorder thereof.

1654. Thos. Farmer
John Nettles
Thomas Vaughan
Thomas Vaughan sworn Town Clerk by unanimous consent.

Thos. Murdock
Nichs. Stout
No dirt to be cast into the quay.
The marshaller not to take any more than twelve pence for the committal of any person upon the magistrates’ displeasure.
The 30th of November, a common council was appointed, twenty-four in number besides the mayor.
This year the bounds of the town to be perambulated and the houses viewed.

Jno. Farthing
John Stout
Peter Goodwin
John Stout, one of the bayliffs, died, and John Handcock was elected bayliff. Andrew Wandrick, Esq., was sworn Recorder, and a salary of £10 given to him, in case of good attendance.
A farthing per bushell to be paid as custom for all corn brought to market; and for anything under nothing.
Liberty is granted to the freemen to cut turf in the town bogg.
This year the Quakers first came to this town, and preached against the clergy.

Thos. Nettles
Jno. Handcock
Stephen Clove

Thos. Vaughan
Henry Davies
Lauce. Davies

Thos. Warren
Jno. Luther
Abm. Vaughan

Charles II.
Richd. Myers
Jefford Stout
St. Blackford
Mr. Richard Boyle admitted free at large, the 19th day of May.

General Monk was instrumental in restoring King Charles the Second to his kingdoms, after a long exile, without any bloodshed, who landed in Dover the 26th day of May, and came into London the 29th day of the same month, and
was crowned King at Westminster the 28th day of April then next following, and was proclaimed here with the usual solemnity and joy on such occasions, on the 19th of May.

Any person marrying the widow of an alderman, burgess, or freeman, is entitled to have his freedom at large.

Stephen Clove, merchant, presented for keeping false weights, and being a regrator was fined and disfranchised.

Nichs. Stout
Nichs. Stout
Jno.’ Hassard
Sir Boyle Maynard, Knt., and Owen Silver, Esq., were elected burgesses to serve this borough in Parliament.

Jefford Stout
Abm. Vaughan
Matthew Spencer
Nicholas Stout was made sword-bearer, and was sworn into his office.

Jno. Langer
Jno. Deacon
Wm. Norman
Freemen at large, living as well without as within the liberties, were taxed towards building the Market House, and paid accordingly.
June 24th, the Rt. Honble. the Lord Orrery, by letter to the mayor, desires the army may be quartered in the town, which was comply’d with and that the holes in the walls may be stopped up, which was accordingly done thus ends his lordship’s letter :-“These two things are recommended to your special and speedy care,
by your affectionate friend-Orrery.’

Richd. Gillett
Edwd. Perry
Jno. Pyne
This mayor and bayliffs neglected their duties in not minding the weights and measures, and not settling the assize of bread, according to the several acts of the town.
This year a cage was made for boys and a pillory erected.
No foreigners to be made free at large, only during his residence here.
A lease made to Owen Silver, Esq., of the office of Town Clerk during his life.
This year the King’s declaration of war against the United Provinces was proclaimed with the usual solemnities against the French King.

Dublin Assembly Rolls, 1742

The Dublin City Assembly Rolls record the Minutes of the Dublin City Assembly (council) from 1441 to 1841. Transcriptions of these rolls exist as the ‘Calendar of Ancient Records of Dublin’. The calendars record a lot of the history of Dublin city, construction of the Bull Wall, the various prisons. Names given are not just those of the councilmen (aldermen, Sheriffs etc) but of ordinary people. Petitions were made to the council for monetary support. The index on this page lists the surnames found on the various abstracts on this web site and the manuscript number as given in the calendar transcription. Abstracts from a number of years are covered and it is hoped that more will be added to this web site.

Article: Names mentioned 1742
1741-2, January 22nd. Fourth Friday after the 25th day of December 1741
New Committee:
Alderman Percivall Hunt, alderman Pearson, alderman How, alderman Kane, Sir James Somervell, knight ; alderman Falkiner, alderman Robert King, alderman Tew, alderman White, alderman Ross, alderman Baker

Twenty four of the Commons:
David Chaigneau – Richard Norton – John Adamson – Jason Hassard – Edward Moland – John Missett – Joseph Brooks – Joseph Dobson – Anthony Vareilles – Hugh White – Paul smith – Charles Lucas – Thomas Hunt – Richard Ellis – Thomas Welsh – William Vickers – Percivall Hunt – John Rose – Benjamin Hunt – Joseph Weld – George Thwaites – Henry Walker – George Ribton – James Digges Latouche

alderman Nuttall,Alderman Kane; alderman Macarell; alderman Aldrich, isr James Somervell, knight ; alderman John Walker, Alderman Edward Hunt, alderman Baker The sixteen of the Commons

David Chaigneau – George Ribton – Richard Norton – John Adamson – George Swettenham – Jason Hassard – – George Bruce – John Bradshaw – Matthew Weld – John Rose – James Carsan – James Conran – Thomas Broughton – Benjamin Hunt – Joseph Brookes – Patrick Ewing.

Sir James somervell, knight

alderman dudgeon
alderman Archer
alderman White
alderman Edward Hunt

The ten of the Commons:
Thomas Cooke – Charles Rossell – George Swettenham – John Hassard – Thomas Finlay – Charles Weld – John Gaven – Samuel Hutchinson – Robert Wren – Thomas Welsh

Auditors of the city accounts
Lord Mayor, sheriffs, alderman percivall Hunt

Alderman Nuttall, alderman How, alderman Kane, alderman Gilbert King, alderman Hart, alderman Tew, alderman Daniel COokes, alderman Baker

18 of the commons
Richard Norton, George RIbton, John Adamson, William Delap, Anthony Vareilles, Daniel Walker, Thomas Finlay, Thomas Broughton, Matthew Weld, Patrick Ewing, John Missett, Thomas Taylor, James Carson, Joseph Weld, George Thwites, Anthiny Murray, Townly Ahmuty, William SInclaire.

Committee of the Water course:
Lord Mayor, sheriffs, treasurer masters of the city works, alderman PH, a Perons, alderman H, alderman Kane, alderman sir James S, alderman Falkiner, alderman WW, alderman Aldrich, Aldermen Tew, alderman RK, alderman Baker

Twenty four of the Commons:
John Bernard Hoffsleger, RN John Adamson, JD, BH,, JH, Samuel Hutchinson, George Bruce, Joseph Brookes, JM, William Brownly, JC, Jonathan Taylor, DW, Benjamin Barton, Hugh White, HW, Joshua Leathly, TF – GT, Charles Lucas, JC, MW, Humphrey Blair

Messrs James Dunn & Benjamin Hunt Master of the City
Theobald Wolfe, esq.,
Mr. Stephen Page
Mrs. Mary Hendrick

Theobald Wolfe, esquire, setting forth that the corporation of the city of Dublin on the 22nd day of July 1736, perfected an obligation to Mr. Stephen Page for £4,000, penalty, conditioned for the payment of £2000, principal money, with interest at the rate of five per cent, per annum, which bond was taken in trust for Mrs. Mary Hendrick, as by an endorsement on the back of the same may more fully appear. That the said Mrs. Hendrick by her last will, bearing the date 13th day of March 1738, appointed the said Theobald her sole executor and residuary legatee, and died in the month of February 1739, and praying to have an obligation perfected to him under the city seal, on his surrendering that perfected to Mr. Page, with a proper discharge theron: whereupon It was granted, in such a manner as Mr. Recorder shall advise.

John Cooke, merchant, guardian of Letitia Hudson, granddaughter and devisee of Mary Swift, widow of deceased
Daniel Jackson, son of Daniel Jackson, late of Clonshaugh Co. Dublin
Sarah Leeds, daughter of Michael Leeds, deceased
Rev. William Harrison, Stroakstown, co. Roscommon

William Harrison, deceased
Philip Caffry, musician, trumpeter Lord Cathcarts regiment of horse.
Rice Carty, absent from band of city music for years

Ballast office report
Alderman How, sir James Somervell, knight, alderman Macarell, Alderman Gilbert King, alderman Tew, alderman Archer, alderman Edward Hunt, alderman Baker

16 of commons
DC – GR – John Adamson, – JD – Thomas Broughton – iWilliam Delap – TF – Jmes Digges – CW _HW – John Bradshaw –John Morrison, QS – Thiomas Read – Joseph Brookes, Patrick Ewing.

Mr. Jonathan Darby

captain Pedderson

Mr. Daniell – death mentioned

Comment: Taken from “The Calendar of the Assembly Rolls of the Corporation of the City of Dublin, is continued, in this ninth volume from October 1740 to October 1751 inclusive.

Dublin Assembly Rolls, 1741

The Dublin City Assembly Rolls record the Minutes of the Dublin City Assembly (council) from 1441 to 1841. Transcriptions of these rolls exist as the ‘Calendar of Ancient Records of Dublin’. The calendars record a lot of the history of Dublin city, construction of the Bull Wall, the various prisons. Names given are not just those of the councilmen (aldermen, Sheriffs etc) but of ordinary people. Petitions were made to the council for monetary support. The index on this page lists the surnames found on the various abstracts on this web site and the manuscript number as given in the calendar transcription. Abstracts from a number of years are covered and it is hoped that more will be added to this web site.

Article: “January 19th, 4th Friday after the 25th December
Samuel Cooke – James Dunn – Benjamin Hunt – Daniel Falkiner – Thomas How – David Tew – Percival Hunt – William Aldrich – John Walker – Daniel Cooke – Robert Ross. EH

Alderman Percivall Hunt
Alderman Nuttall
Alsderman How
Alderman Kane

alderman Aldrich
alderman Gilbert King
alderman Hart
alderman Tew
alderman Daniel Cooke

The eighteen of the Commons
Richard Norton – Thomas Baker – George Ribton – William Delap – Daniel Walker – Thomas Finley – Quayle Somerville – John Gaven – Thomas Broughton – Daniel Latouche, junior – William Grattan – Mathew Weld – Daniel Molyneux – Patrick Ewing – John Misset – Thomas Read – Thomas Taylor – Joseph West.

Mssrs John Bernard Hoffshleger & John Adamson, late sheriffs, appointed Masters of the city works for next year.

Sarah Carroll, a poor woman, a prisoner in the Marshalsea
Cornelius M’Loughlin, sergeant at mace
Margaret Hopkins, arrested for debt

Cornelius M’Loughlin, suspended
Margaret Hopkins
Sarah Carroll
Alderman How, alderman Tew, alderman Aldrich

Joseph Brookes
Joseph West
Henry Rainsford
Richard Richardson
Thomas Read
George Ribton
6 of the commons

John Cooke, city marshall

William Green, gentleman, freeman, attorney
Thomas Mills, gentleman, freman, attorney
Mr. Edward Morton, supervisor, Ballast Office

Mr. Peter Martin Verdoen, son of Sir Peter Verdon
Mr. Peter Verdoen

alderman Joseph Nuttall, receiver of the tolls

William Wilde, merchant,
Mr. William Wilde
Mr. Wilde
William Wilde
Sarah carroll
Cornelius M’Laughlin
Margaret Hopkins

Edmond Hacket, prisoner city marshalsea
Charles Simcox (fictitious person)

Mary Ward
Sarah Carroll
Thomas Vice, clerk Tholsel
Mr. Castle & Mr. Stokes

Thomas Vice
John Stones, surgeon
Anthony M’Nally, a constable

John Pilkington, gentleman, freeman, attorney
Mary Bolton, dau alderman Thomas Bolton, deceased
Anthony M’Nally, constable
James M’Daniell, prisoner to Newgate
Alderman William Walker

Mr. Edward Morton
Gilbert King, Edward Dudgeon – John Macarell – Robert King – Daniel Cooke

James Morrin

Alderman Nathaniel Pearson

death of Sir Richard grattan
Christopher Usher, esq – fine on death of William Usher

James Walker office at mace
Mr. Thomas Holt, fines
Daniell, John
William Brabing
Alderman Falkiner
Revd. John Grattan
Mr. John Adamson
Alderman Nathaniel Pearson

Luke Gardiner, esq.
Grace Mercer,, widow
John Mercer, deceased
Mary, Jemima & Elizabeth mercer, other children of said John Mercer
Mary Kemmysh, widow
Mary Kemys
Diana Kemys,
John Mercer, Joseph Mercers

William Alcock
Diana Kemys
Joseph Mercer
George Robinson
William Court
James Butler, Rahell, co. Carlow, esq.
Sackville Gardiner
Richard Ashburner

Mr. Richard Ashburner
William Jackson, the younger
George Nagle, his death resulted in a vacancy in the band of the city music (correction Nangle!)

Alderman Joseph Nuttall, receive & collector of the toll corn

John Carmichael, freeman, served as master of corporation of hosiers
Cornelius M’Loughlin

John Thompson, freeman, attorney
Anthony M’Nally, constable

alderman William Walker
Henry Jackson, constable
Samuel Morgan, officer of commons

Mr. Scanlan
Mr. Jonathan Darby

Mr. Darby

1741, October 16 – Third Friday after the 29th September

Lord Mayor: William Aldrich; Sheriffs: William Grattan and Quayle Sommervell

William Scriven, clerk to right hon. Lord Mayor

Mary Pepyat, city printer & stationer
Mrs. Mary Pepyat

John Temple of Moore Park, Surrey Great Britain, esq.
William, lord Berekeley, baron of Stratton

Lord Duncannon, freedom of city
Thomas Gillam, gentleman, inhabitant of this city intendes to reside her
Alfred Howard, gentleman, clerk of the commons
Lewis Jones

William Shaw in care of pavements since Michaelmas 1740
John Betagh, freeman, attorney
Rose Whittell & Ellen WHittell
Anthony M’NAlly

James Pinny
Richard Lyneall, sergeant at Mace
Alderman Baker
Alderman Twigg deceased
James Dunn (One of the commons)

Robert Calderwood, goldsmith
Mr. Harman, commenced action against above
Arthur O’Neill, sergeant at mace
WA –Quayle Somervell – TH – RW – WW – Thomas Baker – DT – PH – DF – RK

James Walker, sergeant at mace”

Comment: Taken from “The Calendar of the Assembly Rolls of the Corporation of the City of Dublin, is continued, in this ninth volume from October 1740 to October 1751 inclusive. ”

Names mentioned 1740-1741

Dublin Assembly Rolls, 1740

The Dublin City Assembly Rolls record the Minutes of the Dublin City Assembly (council) from 1441 to 1841. Transcriptions of these rolls exist as the ‘Calendar of Ancient Records of Dublin’. The calendars record a lot of the history of Dublin city, construction of the Bull Wall, the various prisons. Names given are not just those of the councilmen (aldermen, Sheriffs etc) but of ordinary people. Petitions were made to the council for monetary support. The index on this page lists the surnames found on the various abstracts on this web site and the manuscript number as given in the calendar transcription. Abstracts from a number of years are covered and it is hoped that more will be added to this web site.

Article: “Names mentioned 1740-1741

1740 October 17th, Third Friday after the 29th of September.

Lord Mayor Samuel Cooke: Sheriffs: James Dunn and Benjamin Hunt.

Lewis Jones, clerk to the Right Hon. Lord Mayor
Mary Kennedy, widow
Mary Kennedy
George Kennedy, Taghdow, Co. Kildare
Mary Pepyat
Alfred Howard, clerk of commons
Rose Whittwell & Elinor Whittwell – Daughter Nathaniel Whittwell, deceased

Jane Joy widow, John Joy
Augustine Thwaites & Richard Rickisson, water bailiffs
Thomas Smith, keeper of Newgate
William O’Neill, ?serjeant at Mace

Arthur O’Neill, serjeant at mace
William Coleman, serjent at mace

Samuel Cooke – James Dunn – Benjamin Hunt – Daniel Falkiner – Thomas How – David Tew – Percival Hunt – William Aldrich – John Walker – Daniel Cooke – Robert Ross.

Doctor Edward Wettenhall
Mrs. Richardson
Alderman Pearson
Alderman William Walker
Aldwerman Tew
Alderman White

Thomas Baker
George Ribton
Joseph Weld
Joseph West
James Fitzgerald
James Conran
Thomas Welsh
Michael Welsh
8 of the Commons

Samuel Cooke – James Dunn – Benjamin Hunt – Daniel Falkiner – Thomas How – David Tew – Percival Hunt – William Aldrich – John Walker – Daniel Cooke – Robert Ross. EH

Mr. Scanlan”

Comment: Taken from “The Calendar of the Assembly Rolls of the Corporation of the City of Dublin, is continued, in this ninth volume from October 1740 to October 1751 inclusive. “