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CALENDAR 



OF 



ANCIENT RECORDS OF DUBLIN. 

VOL. XIII. 



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CALENDAE 



OF 



ANCIENT RECORDS OF DUBLIN 



In the Possession op the Municipal Corporation or that City 



EDITED BY 

LADY GILBERT. 
VOL. XIII. 

ILLUSTRATED WITH FACSIMILES. 
Published by Authority of the Municipal Council. 



DUBLIN: 

DOLLARD, LIMITED, WELLINGTON QUAY. 
LONDON: BERNARD QUARITCH, 11 GRAFTON STREET, W. 



1907. 
\AU rights reserved. 



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DOLLARD, PRINTINGHOUSE, DUBLIN, LIMITED. 



PEEFAOE 



^^. The Calendar of the Assembly Rolls of the i;7« 
Corporation of the City of Dublin is continued SSwiu. 
in this the thirteenth volume, from May, 1778, 
to October, 1786, inclusive, 
p 7 The freedom of the city was granted to John l^'^[^^- 

Scott, attorney general, and Denis Daly of"' 



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I J 



Galway. 
p 19. The freedom of the city was granted to the j^™\'";,Vaw. 

Earl of Aldborough, in consideration of his 

attention to the commercial interest of Dublin, 
p 20. Hercules Langf ord Rowley was granted the £™"^^5;«** 

freedom of the city, 
p. 31. Disputes arose between the city and the flour J^^^^«" 

factors, respecting the toll on flour, the several 

millers demanding that flour should be allowed 

to pass the diflPerent gates toll free, 
p. 38. It was ordered that in future the Sheriffs sheriffs 

oath. 

should be required to take an oath declaring 
themselves to be possessed of, over and above 
their just debts, the sum of £2,000. 
p 47. An inscription was placed under Lord Towns- 1779^ 
hend's picture in the Mansion House. ''''°* ^° 



V] PREFACE 

Frenchiae. '^^^ frecdom of the city was granted to Earl yT^Ii. 

E arl * . P" *'• 

Nugent. Nugent for his strenuous and successful efforts 
in the British senate to promote our trade and 
manufactures. 

City music. Henry Mountain, and the rest of the city 
music were paid £60, for one year's attendance, 
and to be continued for £30, for 1780, if they 
accept of said sum, if not the chief magistrate to 
employ others in their stead at said allowance. 

K^"iSh''** The freedom of the city was granted to p si. 
Augustus Keppel, Admiral of the Blue, in a 
box of Shillelagh oak, properly ornamented. 

Re«oiu. Xhe following resolutions were agreed to p 53. 

unanimously and made acts of assembly. 

Twdeand "That thc uuiust, illiberal, and impolitic 

commerce. " ^ 

opposition given by many self interested people 
of Great Britain to the proposed encourage 
ment of the trade and commerce of this 
kingdom originated in avarice and ingratitude. 
Goods or " That we will not directly or indirectly import 

wares of j J r 



Great 



Briwiuiiot or use any goods or wares, the produce or manu- 
orused. facture of Great Britain, which can be produced 
or manufactured in this kingdom, until an 
enlightened policy, founded upon principles of 
justice shall appear to actuate the inhabitants 
of certain manufacturing towns of Great Britain 
who have taken so active a part in opposing the 



PREFACE YU 

vI^Lxiif, regulations proposed in favour of the trade oi^™^'^^^^ 
Ireland, and that they shall appear to entertain 
sentiments of respect and affection of their 
fellow-subjects of this kingdom." 

p. ». The freedom of the city was granted to Lord j^^jj*'^'*^- 

Longford, for his humane and gallant conduct 
in the engagement with the French fleet. 

r. 67. The corporation gave special attention to the waier ** 
construction of new mains for supplying the 
inhabitants of the north side of Dublin with 
pipe water. 

p. 76. It was resolved unanimously. 

" That the thanks of the corporation be pre- E^i^t^/r. 
sented to his grace, the Duke of Leinster, for his 
spirited conduct upon all occasions in defence 
of the constitution of this country, particularly 
evinced by his care and attention to the volunteer 

w corps. 

Volunteer Corps of this city." 

The freedom of the city was granted gratis Franchise. 
unanimously to Henry Grattan, esquire, a^®^;'^^ 
member of the House of Commons, for his 
strenuous exertions to obtain a free trade for 
Ireland. 

The freedom of the city was also granted to Piauchise. 
Walter Hussey Burgh, in consideration of the Burirb. 
eminent services rendered by him to this city 
and kingdom. 



Vlll PREFACE 

1779. 'j'jjg following resolutions were unanimously y^riiii 

agreed to. 
Has^ohjtions « xj^^t we gladly embrace this the first oppor- 

ment. 

tunity of our assembling to express our warmest 
approbation of and concurrence in the resolu- 
tions and sentiments of both houses of parlia- 
ment of this kingdom, relative to the proposi- 

North. tions of Lord North in the British house of 

?reiand' commous for the relief of Ireland, and that we 
feel with the most lively sensibility and grati- 
tude the virtuous and patriotic conduct of this 
our spirited legislature, which has so eminently 
conduced to procure to this country the fair 
prospect she has now in view. 

ut^J^iu. " That a dutiful and loyal address be pre- p. 96. 
sented to his majesty, declaratory of the 
indelible impression made upon our hearts by 
his majesty's wisdom and justice in removing 

resSiorB ^hc opprcssivc restrictions under which his 

on Irelaud. 

loyal people of Ireland have too long laboured, 
and the high sense of gratitude we entertain at 
the prospect of the further relief by his royal 
bounty intended for us. 
Address. " That an address be presented to John, earl 
LamBh\re. Buckiughamshirc, lord lieutenant of Ireland, 
expressive of the very high sense we entertain 
of his just and prudent administration and par- 



PREFACE IX 

vi»L rni. ticularly for his warm solicitations in behalf of ^'^' 

p.96. 

this country, so essential to the attainment of 
those advantages which this kingdom will 
derive from the repeal of the restrictive laws {iXu^n 

tnwle. 

upon its trade and from the completion of thos-e 
other acts for the extension of its commerce 
that with confidence we look to, and to entreat 
that his excellency will be pleased to sit for his 
picture/' 

p. 112. The freedom of the city was granted to Barry [1^^,^^^^^ 
Yelverton, esquire. Yeiyertoi,. 

p ^22 Benjamin Taylor and John Lambert were J^^l;;^:^^^ 
appointed to the office of Town Clerk, or Clerk ^^^'-^*' 
of the Tholsel. 

p. 135, The thanks of the corporation were presented gij^J;^^;"" 
to Sir Lucius O'Brien, baronet, for framing a 
bill for the further encouragement of the trade M^funic- 

tures. 

and manufactures of Ireland. 
p. 151. Several plots of ground in Suffolk street, f/;^,;;!',; 

Exolioquer 

Grafton street, and Exchequer street were set "^'^'^"'^ 
by public cant and leases granted to the takers 
thereof. 



1781. 
'nviiiR 
comuiiS' 
siouers. 



p. leo. Pursuant to an act of parliament, thirty p' 
members of thQ corporation were appointed 
commissioners for paving. 

p. i«7. The freedom of the city was granted to Franchise 



X PREFACE 

'i!li Frederick, Earl of Carlisle, lord lieutenant ot^r^li. 

Carlisle. ' P- ^^^ 

Eden, Ireland, and to William Eden, secretary. 

Safor.'"'*'' Robert Meakins, city drum major, was paid p-i^o. 
for his attendance on the arrival of the lord 
lieutenant. 

J^thinks" "Resolved unanimously by the Lord Mayor, p»«- 
Sheriffs, commons and citizens, that their 
sincere and warmest a<jknowledgments be pre- 
sented in the most public manner to the several 

Jon*"****^ Volunteer Corps of this kingdom, who have so 

co^Sy* nobly stood forth in the defence of the laws and 
constitution of this country, particularly mani- 
fested by their spirited offers when it was 
apprehended a foreign enemy intended to dis- 
turb the peace of this nation." 

citm^ An address was presented to Doctor William p.206. 

Urndstreet. 

Clement and Sir Samuel Bradstreet, represen- 
tatives for the city of Dublin in parliament, 
containing the following instructions : 
in^pS*""" " That we beg leave to instruct you respecting 

meut. 

those great objects which must naturally be dis- 
cussed this session of parliament. 
tiouSr* "The sole right of the King, Lords, and 
Commons of Ireland to make laws for the 
government of this country — A modification of 
the laws of Poyning to prevent the unconstitu- 
tional interference of the privy council — The 



PREFACE XI 

vot rm. Habeas Corpus act— The tenure of the judges — l;rH„r„,ion 

p 206. A constitutional mutiny bill — The attainment of 

the advantages of a free trade as held forth in 

the acts passed in Great Britain and a strict 

enquiry into the expenditure of public money. 

p. 207. "That you will be pleased to endeavour to 

remove the obstructions to the sale of Irish Jlitu^S.*"** 
manufactures in Portugal, and to procure a I'ortugai. 
sufl&cient number of ships of force for the 
defence of our trade. 

" That the limiting the duration of the grant ^^^li;:^^ ^' 
of supplies to six months will be the most pro- 
bable means of obtaining those desirable 
objects." 

p. -OB. The freedom of the city was granted to Lord £j';'j^*''*^ 
Loughborough, for the important services i>orougL. 
rendered by him, when attorney general of 
England, to the citizens of Dublin, by protecting 
their trade, manufactures, and property from a 
measure extremely injurious to them. 

p. 215. A committee was appointed with the assist- Ke>?«iutio.is 
ance of the Recorder to consider regulations 
necessary for the coal trade. 

p. 219. The freedom of the city was granted to Pmnchise. 
Robert Brooke for his attention to the improve- Brooke. 
ment of the cotton manufacture in Ireland. 

p. 220. - Henry Mountain and the rest of the city 



1782. 
Muuntain. 



Xll PREFACE 

citj music, music were paid £45, in full, for three quarters ^'^lin 

p. 220. 

attendance. 

SSrket. -'■* ^^^ ordered that the old building at Corn- p. 22*. 
market, commonly called Newgate, s^hould be 
pulled down, the same being considered a 
nuisance. 

Fr^icbise. Thc frccdom of the city was granted to the p. 225. 

^orniiig. jg^^j ^j Mornington, to be presented to him in 
the most respectful manner. 

Funds of The House of Commons ordered that a par- p-^**- 
ticular account of the produce of the funds of 
the Ballast Ofiice for the last twenty years, 
under their several heads, as granted by the 
several acts of parliament, should be furnished 
forthwith. 

Police bui. The House of Commons passed two bills, p. 236. 

PaviDg bin. ■■■ 

' intitled the police bill and paving bill,* which 
materially attacked the chartered rights of this 
city, and were likely to be transmitted to Great 
Britain, in order to their being passed into laws. 
The corporation appointed a proper person to 
oppose them. 

Reaoin- Thc followlug rcsolutious were adopted. p.238. 

tiouM. 

Members of '' Rcsolvcd unauimously, that the members of 

Uonse of 

comuions. ^j^^ Housc of Commous are the representatives 
of and derive their power solely from the people 



CaVudar. 
Vol. UIL 



PREFACE Xlll 

and that a denial of the preposition by them *7^2 
would be to abdicate the representation. 

"Resolved unanimously, that we conceive JJ'^/j;'" 
that the people of this country are now called 
upon to declare that the King, Lords, and Ki«». 

LordA. 

Commons of Ireland are the only power com- ireu^d"**' 
petent to make laws to bind this kingdom. taw., 

" Resolved unanimously, that we hope and ^^^^^ 
expect such declarations of rights from our "*^ 
representatives in parliament and that we will 
support them with our lives and fortunes in 
whatever measure may be necessary to render 
such declaration an efiPectual security. 

"Resolved unanimously, that the present Decline of 

nianufiic- 

critical and declining state of the manufactures ireSiid' 
of Ireland requires the particular attention of 
the legislature. 

" Resolved, that a copy of the above be pre- Be«oiu. 
sented to our worthy representatives in parlia- 
ment. Sir Samuel Bradstreet, baronet, and Bradstieet. 

' ' Hartley. 

Travers Hartley, esquire." 
^^». The freedom of the city was granted to his Franchiae. 
grace, the Duke of Portland, lord lieutenant of portfaSd. 
Ireland, and Richard Fitzpatrick, secretary. ntiratrick. 

1.. ai& An address was presented to George III. on ^^;jj'i„ 
the appointment of the Duke of Portland as 



xiv PREFACE 

'^^' , lord lieutenant and the successes of his majesty's vol x?ii. 



SucceHs 
arms. 



p. 248. 

arms. 



Franchise. fhc f Fcedom of thc city was presented to Earl p 250. 

Temple, lord lieutenant of Ireland, and William 
Gronviue. Wyndfaam Grenville, secretary. 
Mayor. The Lord Mayor was paid £60, for the pur- p ssj. 

City music posc of providlug a band of music for the city, 

for one year. 
su^'Sol*^ Samuel Byron was appointed city surveyor, v-^- 

in the room of Thomas Mathews deceased. 

on'c^."* A petition was presented to the lord lieu- p-^- 
tenant for an embargo to prevent the exporta- 
tion of corn. 

J,^^- A committee was appointed to considefT how p 267. 

revenues. 

the revenues of the city of Dublin may be in- 
creased, and its expenses lessened. 

pmnchise. Thc f rccdom of the city was granted gratis to i». 282. 

vS^^a'' Lord Henry Fitzgerald, brother to the Duke of 
Leinster. 

Address. ^^ addrcss was presented to Earl Temple, p 287. 
lord lieutenant of Ireland, praying his attention 
to the removal of all doubts relative to the inde- 
pendency of the legislation and jurisdiction of 

o?ireS* the parliament of Ireland. 

Fnuichise. Thc Lord Mayor of London, Nathaniel paoi. 

Newnhain. Ncwuham, was presented with the freedom of 



PREFACE XV 

voLur* the city for his letters and information respect- }^^ 

P»>1- . . Mayor of 

mg the pohce. London. 

p.a«. Sir James Lowther, baronet, presented to the ^^^'^^ 
city 2,000 tons of coal, to be delivered at White- ^^'^ 
haven free of all expenses, on board such ships 
as the city shall think proper to send for them, 
and desired that the city would accept of them ^^*;" 
for the poor of Dublin. 

p. 308. xhe freedom of the city was granted to theF«^cw.e. 
Earl of Northington, lord lieutenant of Ireland. SS?g?oT 

p 322. A new bye-law was prepared for the better Jour"^" 
- regulating of the toll upon flour. 

p-**. The following resolutions were adopted. So^*!"" 

"Resolved, that the deep distress of our 
famishing manufactures and the alarming state f^^''^' 
of the trade of this country give us the utmost Ti-ade. 
concern, and create apprehension in our minds, 
that very fatal consequences may result from 
this dreadful calamity, if some effectual mea- 
sures are not immediately adopted to stop its 
progress. 

" Resolved, that it appears to us that protect- dut^s**"^ 
ing duties and the preventing the exportation 
of raw materials will be the most effectual 
means of securing employment to our afflicted 
countrymen, re-establish our almost ruined 



XVI PREFACE 

^"^^ manufactures, promote agriculture, and secure vol mS. 

p. 328. 

competence to the tenantry of this kingdom." 
peiham*^^ Thc frccdom of the city was presented to p»^ 
Thomas Pelham, secretary to the Earl of 
Northington, lord lieutenant of Ireland. 
B^dBtreet " Rcsolvcd, that Sir Samuel Bradstreet, our p. 345. 

Recorder. 

late Recorder, has discharged the important 
duties of that office with abilities, uprightness, 
and integrity, we therefore return him our most 

Thaiika. sin-cere-^and unfeigned thanks for his attention 
to the interests of this city during the time he 
filled said employment." 

Plate. A piece of plate in value the sum of £80, was p. u^. 

Bradstreet. prcscnted to Sir Samuel Bradstreet, baronet, 
in lieu of half a yearns allowance as Recorder. 

Franchise Thc frccdom of the city was granted p. 3*9. 
unanimously gratis to Henry Vaughan Brooke. 

»^°oj^«r, It was ordered that the following oath should p. 35*. 
stand and remain as the oath to be taken by 
every succeeding Recorder of Dublin. 

Oath. " First you shall swear to be faithful and true 

"to our sovereign lord the King of Great 
"Britain, France, and Ireland, his heirs and 
"successors for evermore, you shall give your 
"faithful and true council unto the Mayor, 
"Aldermen, and Sheriffs of this city for the 
" time being as a Recorder should do and at all 



PREFACE XVll 

v^u xui " times answer him and them for council with- ]^^^ 

^ ^^' Dublin. 

"out lawful excuse, you shall justly and truly ****** 
" minister justice unto all his majesty's subjects 
" that shall have to do before you and in right 
"and in true manner execute all and singular 
" things appertaining and belonging to ofl&ce of 
"Recorder of this city, these and all other 
"things for the king's majesty's weal and the 
" weal of this city to your power you shall do 
"and execute, 'so God you help' and by the 
"holy contents of that book." 

p. 355. Dudley Hussey was admitted Recorder of the ^^^^er. 
city of Dublin, in the room of Sir Samuel 
Bradstreet, baronet, one of the judges of his 
majesty's court of king's bench. 

p. 358. The following resolutions were agreed to. tiSJ,8."* 
"Resolved unanimously, that in the present Manufnc 

•^ ^ tiires of 

distressed situation of the manufactures of this 
city and kingdom now rendered truly alarming 
by the refusal of protecting duties, it becomes 
indispensibly necessary for every friend of 
Ireland to encourage as much as lies in their 
power the consumption of the manufactures of 
their own country. 
PLS50. "Resolved unanimously, therefore that we^j^*'*^*^' 

manufaca 

will not purchase any other than the manufac- *'"'•«*• 

tures of Ireland either for ourselves or families, 
VOL. xin. b 



XVlll PREFACE 



1784. 



until the manufactures of this oppressed nation voi! xni. 

p. 858. 

are properly protected/* 
Pmnchise. Thc freedoHi of the city was presented to p ^ee. 

Joues. 

Griffith. William Todd Jones and Richard Griffith for 
their very proper and spirited support of the 
Lord Mayor and magistrates on the 5th and 
6th days of April, 1784, in the House of 
Commons. 

GuhmLs. The dispute between the corporation and p ^^e. 

Ag^recment. 

Mr. Arthur Guinness was settled by an agree- 
ment entered into between him and the city of 
Dublin. 
DukeTf* An address was presented to the Duke of p.:m 

Butlaud. 

Sty"*^*'" Rutland, condemning the outrages conamitted 
in the city, and thanking him for adopting 
measures to suppress such in the future. 

Address. Au addrcss was presented by the corporation p. m. 

cSriemoTit. to James, Earl of Charlemont, declaring their 
entire approbation of his manly and constitu- 

coipsar tio^^^ answer delivered to the corps reviewed 
at Belfast on the 13th July, 1784, and also for 

caSSSc *^® extension of the privileges granted to our 
fellow subjects of the Roman Catholic 
persuasion. 

lySke^f^' The freedom of the city was granted to the 

liutland. 

Duke of Rutland, lord lieutenant of Ireland, 
<^^«- and Thomas Orde, secretary. 



PREFACE XIX 

voimi The commissioners of imprest accounts c^,„i,. 

* p. 302. . sioners of 

required, by their precept, the corporation toi^^/j^^^ 
render to them a full account under the city 
seal, of all the revenues of the Ballast Office f^^^^ 

reveuut-:*. 

since its establishment, and of the expenditure 

thereof, and also of all the parliamentary 

grants, 
p. 386. John Allen was elected joint Town Clerk, in towucierk. 

the room of John Lambert, deceased. 
p4oi. Lord Edward Fitzgerald was granted theiTss. 

FnuichiHe. 

freedom of the city of Dublin by right of birth. Inward 

FitZiferalJ. 

p. ^05. A petition was presented by the corporation 

to the house of commons for aid for the Ballast omce waii. 
Office wall. 

p. 42L It was ordered, that all present and future ^Jsi2'*j;^*^^ 
magistrates should provide themselves with a 
gold chain to be worn by them at all times as 
an insignia of their office. 

pc 485. ** Resolved unanimously, that the Lord Mayor Lord Mayor. 
and Sheriffs do present to the right honourable 
the Provost and Fellows of Trinity College, l^^y 
Dublin, Lucius Hampden Lucas, son of the late Lucas. 
Doctor Charles Lucas, req^uesting they will 
please to receive him into their protection, that 
he may obtain an education worthy of the^^^^^^io" 
merits of his deceased father.— 22nd July, 
1785.'^ 



XX PREFACE 

Address. ^11 addrcss was presented to Travers Hartley v«l xffi. 

Hartley. . . p. 430. 

Warren, and Nathaniel Warren, representatives m par- 
liament for the city of Dublin, referring to a 

re^aiS' permanent commercial regulation between 
Great Britain and Ireland, in resolutions 
entered into by the British house of commons. 
A petition was presented to the house of ^-^ 

ESbfuIr commons against the bill relative to the Stage 
in the city and county of Dublin. 

ResoiutionB. It was rcsolvcd unanimously. p. 439. 

ta^r " That it is now become necessary to make a 

public declaration of our sentiments respecting 
the bill introduced on the 15th of August last 
into the house of commons by Mr. Secretary 

orde. Orde for adjusting the trade between this 
kingdom and Great Britain. 

"That on the most mature deliberation, we 

tSdS''"**^ consider the said bill to be injurious to our 
trade, commerce and manufactures, and totally 
repugnant to the principles of our free consti- 
tution. 

Opposition. "That we will oppose to the utmost of our 
power by every constitutional means, the pass- 
ing of such a bill into a law or any other of a 
similar tendency. — 14th October, 1785. 

dty wT " That the attention of the city treasurer to p. i4o. 
reduce the interest on city bonds from six to 



PREFACE XXI 

vJi!xm. five per cent, merits the sincere thanks of this >7w. 

p. 440. 

corporation under its present circumstances." 
p. 455. Denis George was admitted Recorder of the ^^!^Zlr. 
city of Dublin, in the room of Dudley Hussey 
deceased. 

An address was presented to Viscount Pery ^^^^^ 
for his dignified conduct when in the house of V^y^''^ 
conmions of Ireland, and for his earnest wishes 
for the perpetual preservation of our constitu- 
tion in his retirement, 
^j The freedom of the city was granted gratis Fn.nehi«». 
to Denis George, Recorder of Dublin, and the ae<»r,re. 
Earl Farnham. Fi^haa. 

^ 4e6. Extract from the commissioners of imprest impregt 
accounts statement of the Ballast Office accounts Bauast 

Office 

for twenty one years ending April, 1784, being ^'*"^"*' 
an abstract of the payments, etc., disallowed by 
them. 

The governors and guardians of the Lying- ^>^yjj^ij|- 
in-Hospital made a claim against the corpora- 
tion for supporting eight beds from the year 
1757. 

^^ A petition was presented to the house of Bounty <>» 
conmions for a participation of the bounty on 
the export of grain. 

p. 486. The freedom of the city was granted gratis FranchiAe. 
to the right honourable John, Earl of Chatham. chilhL. 



XXU PREFACE 

'^u. A piece of plate of the value of £30, was pre- voi'ini. 

Mylna , , p. 487. 

sented to William Mylne, city engineer. 

c?ty bond*. John Folie proposed to pay the amount of all p- ^■ 
city bonds at six per cent, and to take bonds in 
lieu thereof at five per cent. 

oSSSJm. An address was presented to George III., on p-^ 
tnm^^ ^^^ preservation of his life in the late perils 
from which it was so providentially delivered. 

vJSL^imr The freedom of the city was granted gratis to ^ ^' 

ifount- 

«*"***• Edmund, Lord Viscount Mountgarrett. 
Ei^^tiouof Tj^g proceedings relative to the election of 

Minors, 

si«?i£!°' Lord Mayors, Aldermen, and Sheriffs of the 
city of Dublin appear in the Assembly RolR 

gj^Jj;** The committee of Directors and Master of the 

works. 

Ballast Office in their reports to the Corpora- 
tion, furnished details of the works carried on 
by them in the port and harbour of Dublin, 
videlicet: — building the abutment to lighthouse, 
and the new wall, repairing the piles, raising 
ballast, building lighters, gabbards and floats, 
dredging, deepening, and cleansing the 
channel, Liflfey, and Dodder, the erection of two 
wharfs for horse ferry, removal of shoals. 

^mmittee. Thc pilot committcc reported keeping the p-^7. 
buoys and chains on the banks and the river 
moorings and the land ties in proper repair. p. «i. 



PREFACE XXIU 

^i!irii. "House of Commons' orders relative to thegf„„<„ 

p. 234. T-v 11 r^m i • Commons' 

Ballast Office accounts and estimates required '*'^®'^' 
by parliament. 

"Martis 25" die Decembris, 1781. 

1. "Ordered, that the proper officer do lay 
before this house, a particular account of the ^^^«^»j^*^ 
produce of the funds of the Ballast Office for the officT* 
last twenty years under their several heads as 
granted by the several acts of parliament. 

2. "Ordered, that the proper officer do lay 
before this house, a list of the officers employed ugtof 

officers. 

by the Lord Mayor, Sheriffs, commons, and 
citizens of the city of Dublin, for the execution 
of the several branches of the Ballast Office, salaries. 

Allowance^i. 

with all salaries and allowances given to every 
of them respectively out of the produce of the 
duties vested in the said Ballast Office, and if 
the said officers have any other salaries or 
allowances given them out of any other fund, 
that such salaries or allowances be also sepa- 
rately specified with the fund out of which they 
are granted. 

3. " Ordered, that the proper officer do lay Account. 
before this house, an account of the amount of 
money expended in carrying on and completing 

that part of the south wall lying between the south waii. 
lighthouse and the west point next the piles. Lighthouse. 



XXIV PREFACE 

1782. 



4. "Ordered, that the proper officer do lavvor^n 

p. 234. 

Account, before this house, an account of the amount of 
money expended in carrying on and completing 
HiugUZl that part of the south wall between Rings End 
HoJ^."* and the east point near Pidgeon's House. 

5. "Ordered, that the proper officer do lay 
before this house an account of the number of 

Swliut*** yards which yet remain unbuilt of the south wall 
from the east point of the wall near the Pidgeon 
House to the west point of the wall extending 

wpiuee****' from the lighthouse to the piles, with an esti- 
mate of the expense of building and completing 
the same. 

"Thomas Ellis, Cler: Pari: Dom: Com:" 

B^kst '^^^ management of the Ballast Office, after p*- 

ndr-or" being for seventy-eight years under the direc- 
tion of the Corporation of Dublin, was vested 
in a new corporation appointed by act of par- 
liament, together with all money, goods, p. 503. 
chattels, estates, eJBPects, and property of any 
kind whatsoever, belonging to said office. 

Election of In thc Appcudix to this volume are given Appendix. 

Treasurers, ^^ ^ Vol. XIII. 

proceedings in relation to the election of ^ "*" 
Treasurers and Coroners of the city of Dublin. 
Assembly It was ordcrcd, that the Rolls of Assembly ^^^ 
should be compared and signed every quarter 
day before the assembly day. 



PREFACE XXV 

vSPmL That the number of advertisements ordered c^rauon 

p. 525. printing. 

Be only inserted by the printers, and that the 
accounts for corporation printing should be 
furnished every three months with vouchers for 
all articles therein. 

p. 586. The proceedings referring to city business b^^e** 

especial. 

and the franchises by grace especial in Mid- 
summer assembly 1782. 

p. 627. Measures taken by the Sheriffs and Commons ^^^ 
as to the franchises by grace especial from 1765 
to 1782. 

p. 535. Resolutions by the Lord Mayor and Board of 

Aldermen to have guards, guard houses, andoSJd*' 

housefl.. 

volunteer corps to preserve the peace of the 
city. 

p. 537. That twenty constables or peace officers be IS^^^ 
appointed to assist the magistrates in the pre- 
servation of the peace of Dublin. 

p. 538. That the continuance of the guard at thejj^jjji 
Tholsel was unnecessary from the appearance 
of things then in the city. 

p. 580. That the prosecution be carried on against Jijoisei 
the persons who published the libel against the 
Recorder and Justices of the Tholsel Court. 
That alderman Warren should move a clause Baiiast 

Office 

in the public money bill before the house of 
VOL. xni. c 



XXVI PREFACE 

1782 commons, to exonerate the city from all debts ^SHm. 
due by the Ballast Office. 

^glmenta Procecdings of the Sheriflfs and Commons con- p- "<>• 
cerning the beating up for recruits for the pur- 
pose of forming fencible regiments, Midsummer 
assembly 1782. 

1781. •' 

^Sons. Abstract of charity petitions, Christmas p-su. 

1781 assembly, 19th January, 1781. 

cSSJISiL Lists of the Common Council of the city of p.m8 
Dublin, Sheriffs, Sheriffs' Peers, and Corpora- 
tions, 1781, and 1784. 

1785. 

pSSin. A declaration of the Sheriffs' Peers against p. .552. 
place or pension 

liiSs!'''** The portraits and illustrations include 
facsimiles of scarce mezzotinto and line 
engravingfs, videlicet: — ^Henry Grattan, Eaton 
Stannard, Earl of Charlemont, James Napper 
Tandy, The Parliament House, The Bay of 
Dublin, and a Plan of Dublin. 

In the preparation of this volume of the 
Calendar of Records of the Corporation of the 
city of Dublin, Mr. John F. Weldrick has acted 
as assistant editor. 



[xxvii] 



CONTENTS 



IV.— Rolls of the City of Dublin.^ 

XXm.— Assembly Roll, 1778—1779 
XXlIlA.— Assembly Roll, 1780—1788 



Page 

1 

96 



APPENDIX 

I. — The Election of Treasurers and Coroners of the City of Dublin, 

1779-1786 515 

II.— Rolls of Assembly - - - - - -525 

III. — Corporation of Dublin Printing . . . . . 525 

IV.— Franchises by Grace Especial, 1782 - - 626 

V. — Franchises. — Proceedings of Sheriffs and Commons, 1782 • - 527 

VI. — Guards, Guard Houses, Riots . . . - . 535 

VII.— Peace of the City of Dublin - - - 537 

Vm.— Guard at Tholsel 538 

IX.— Tholsel Court - - - - - - - 539 

X. -Ballast Office 539 

XI.— Fencible Regiments, 1782 - - - - 540 

Xn.— Charity Petitions, 1781 - 544 

XIII.— Lists of the Common Council, 1781-1784 - ■ - 548 

XIV. — Declaration of the Sheriffs* Peers against Place or Pension - 652 



1 111 coiitiinintiou from vol. xii., p. 54$. 



[xxviii] 



LIST OF ILLUSTRATIONS 



I. — The Right Honble. Henry Grattan, M.P. Frontuipifiw 

Engraved by F. C. Lewis, from the Origrinal by N, Kenny 
in Dublin College. 



II.— £atx>n Stannard, Eaqr. To face page 64 

Recorder of the Honble. City of Dublin. 

From mezxotinto engnw ing. 

James Jjathem piuxit. Andrew Miller fecit, 1747. 

III.— The Right Honble. the Earl of Charlemont. „ „ 224 

From mezzotinto eugrraving. 

Painted by R. Liveflay. Engraved by J. Dean. 1756. 



IV. — James Napper Tandy, Esq. „ „ 320 

Drawing by J. Fetrie. Engraved by J. Heath. 

v.— A Prospect of the Parliament House in College Green. End of volume 

VI.— The Bay of Dublin, 1757. „ „ 

J Bocque. 

VII.— A Plan of Dublin, 1780. 

Pool & Gush delint. Ju. Lodge sculpt. 



IV.-CALENDAR OF ROLLS^ 



OF THE 



CITY OF DUBLIN. 



XXm.— Assembly Boll, 1778—1779. 

aaunfli. 1778. May 1.— Second Friday after Easter.« 1779. 

[1.] "We, the Lord Mayor and Board of Aldermen miction of 
of the city of Dublin, have this day elected alderman Mayor. 
Patrick Boyd to serve in the place or office of Lord 
Mayor of the said city for the ensuing year commencing 
from Michaelmas next and do hereby return the said 
Patrick Boyd to you the Sheriffs and Commons of the 
said city for your approbation. 

" William Dunn, Lord Mayor." 

"We, the Sheriffs and Commons of the common 
council of the city of Dublin, have this day approved 
by ballot of alderman Patrick Boyd to serve in the goyd, 
office of Lord Mayor of the said city for the ensuing ^*J^^'- 
year commencing Michaelmas next. 

" Henry Gore Sankey, Henry Howison, Sheriffs." 

[2.] " We, the Sheriffs and Commons of the common Nomina. 
council of the city of Dublin, have this day by ballot sherifli. 
nominated the following eight freemen of the said city, 
resident within the said city or the liberties adjoining 
thereto, each of them worth in real and personal estate 
in possession the sum of £2,000 sterling, over and 

1 lu continuation from toI. xii., p. 545. 
a Easter day. 19 April, 1778. 

vol.. XJU. I B 



2 DUBLIN ASSEMBLY ROLL, 1778. 

1778. above all his just debts, that is to say, Henry Saunders ^f^m*^"' 

tdSnfor of Ship street, stationer, Robert Smith of Smock alley, m.i7i6. 

Sheriffs. r > J J> 

merchant, John Jones of Peter street, merchant, Thomas 
Fleming of Smock alley, stationer, Ambrose Leet of 
the Merchants' quay, tailor, William James of Bride 
street, merchant, Hugh Crothers of Lurgan street, 
merchant, and Bichard Moncrieffe of Capel street, 
merchant, as fit persons to serve in the office of Sheriffs 
of the said city and do hereby return the names with 
the additions of the said eight persons to you the Lord 
Mayor and aldermen of the said city, in order to your 
electing two of the said persons to be Sheriffs of the 
said city for the ensuing year commencing Michaelmas 
next. 
** Henry Gore Sankey, Henry Howison, Sheriffs." 
EieoUon. " We, the Lord Mayor and Board of Aldermen of the 

Smith. "^ 

shSriffB. ^^*y ^^ Dublin, have this day elected by ballot Robert 
Smith of Smock alley, merchant, and John Jones of 
Peter street, merchant, out of the eight persons so 
returned to us by the Sheriffs and Commons, as fit 
persons to serve in the office of Sheriffs of the said city 
for the ensuing year commencing from Michaelmas 
next. 

« " William Dunn, Lord Mayor." 

City pipe [3.] Certain of the commons, setting forth that the 
committee for better supplying the city with pipe water 
have made the annexed report of the 27th April, 1778. 

Beport. * We having on the 19th January last met to take 

into consideration the amendments and alterations 

Mylne. 

proposed by Robert Mylne, of London, as necessary to 
^*i^ent. ^® introduced in an act of parliament recommended by 
him to be applied for by the corporation, the better to 
enable them to carry on the pipe water works, and also 
his observations on the acts of parliament now in being, 
and appointed a subcommittee to take same into con- 
sideration and in general every other matter that may 



BFBLIN ASSEMBLY BOLL, 1778. 8 

£*in^*' tend to the benefit and advantage of tKe works and of w«. 
the corporation. We gave directions to Francis 
Gibbons to be particularly attentive to a cut made that oibbow. 
was making by Mr. John Patrick on his ground above Patrick. 

™- ^'^' the tongue, least an attempt might be made to amuse or ton^e. 
divert the water from its usual course and if any such 
attempt should be made to inform your committee 
thereof immediately. 

'Alderman Geale having informed us that theo«de. 
former loan of £6,900, was nearly exhausted in 
carrying on the works, and we directed that he should 
be empowered to borrow a further sum of £3,100, Lwm. 
to complete the sum of £10,000, and that an 
advertizement should be inserted that such a sum 
was wanted for the purpose of carrying on 
the works; we again met on the 26th January, 
when Mr. Patrick laid before us the case relative to PatHok. 
Shibbon's mill with the Recorder's opinion thereon, shibbomi'B 

mill. 

By which opinion the Recorder says that Mr. Vaughan vamrhaa. 
will not be subject to any of the penalties of the act of 
parliament by turning the mill into a skins mill, pro- skinimiii. 
vided any oozing from the skins is carefully kept from 
communicating with the water course. 

* We again met on the 9th February, when we ordered 
that Mr. Crof ton the storekeeper should make a return ^^^ 
at our next meeting of what timber was then in the ^®*p"- 
yard, and that he should on the first Monday in every 
month make a return of what timber he receives into Return of 

timber. 

the yard, what quantity is made use of, and what re- 
mains on hands. We also ordered, that the old timber ^J**"*^"^ 
and other materials in the yard should be sold under °>»<»™^«- 
the direction of the committee. On the 16th of said 
month Mr. Crofton attended and made a return of the 
timber in the yard, pursuant to our directions. 

' Mr. Underwood agent to Mr. Domville having in under- 
oonsequence of a letter wrote to him by the Town Clerk Som^ue, 



4 DXJBLnr ASSEMBLY EOLL, 1778. 

1778. directed that the persons employed by the committee 2^^^** 

Course. should be at liberty to repair the banks of the course 
Tempieoge. abovo the woir at Templeoge on Mr. Domville's estate. 
Rourke. ^q agreed with Bryan Eourke to furnish stones to 
Bepairaof repair the breaches in said course and he to be paid 
ooaree. 2s. 2d., for cvery stone from 10 to IB cwt. weight, and 
for every stone from B to 8 cwt. weight, Is. Id., includ- 
ing carriage and laying same down agreeable to our 
directions and their officers. 
Report * We on the 9th March again met, when the subcom- 

mittee made their report relative to the demand made m. ito*. 
c252l '^y *^® Grand Canal company, and having taken same 
into consideration are of opinion that your honours 
dSSS*^' shall pay to the said company the sum of £60, as the 
full amount of their demand of 10 per cent, on the gross 
revenue of the pipe water ending the 2Bth March, 1777, 
Myine. upou their complying with a proposal of Mr. Mylne's 
Sluice. fQj. having a sluice between the canal and the bason to 
admit the water for supplying the city, said sluice to 
be in power of the corporation of the city. We, on the 
9th March, took into consideration, what annual sum 
d'™"* should be paid by the several tanners and dyers who 
are supplied with pipe water, when we agreed that they 
should pay at the rate of 40s. per annum each, 
report* * Mr. Mylne having on the 16th March reported that 

Timber. the works were at a stand for want of timber and must 
continue till a supply can be procured, we directed an 
Advertize, advertizcmeut to be inserted in Faulkner's and the 

ment. 

Hibernian Journals, setting forth that we have occa- 
Eimtimber. siou for a large quantity of elm timber of 6, 8, 10, 11, 

and 13 inches diameter at the small end, in length not 
Town Clerk, less than 10 feet, and proposals to be sent to the Town 

Clerk's office, and also directed the Town Clerk to 
Forbes. writc to Mr. Edward Forbes, to request he would write 
an?S£2oi to his correspondents at Liverpool and Bristol to have 

said advertizement inserted in the newspapers of said 



DUBLIN ASSEMBLY EOLL, 1778. 5 

^^mb^ tovms. On the 6th day of April, we again met, when 177a . 
a letter from Mr. Forbes was laid before us, with a 
proposal from his correspondent in England to supply ^2**"** 
300 tons of timber at £6, per ton, as they could not ™^ 
afford to supply upon more reasonable terms, on account 
of the rise in the freight and the advance on seamen's 
w^ages, and through necessity being obliged thereto, 
thought it prudent to agree to said proposal andJJSSSuo. 
directed the Town Clerk to write to Mr. Forbes to that 
purpose^ On the 27th April we received a proposal 
from Mr. John Brady by which he proposes to furnish pjJS^. 
a quantity of round elm timber for the pipe water works 
at £4 10s., per ton, but the proposal not having 
specified the quantity nor dimensions, we postponed 
entering into any agreement with him until he informed 
us thereof.* 

m. i«. Granted, the committee's report confirmed and made order, 

an act of assembly, and committee to proceed as they 
shall think proper. 

[4.] Certain of the commons, setting forth that the 
committee for inspecting city leases near expiring have Cityieaww. 
made the annexed report of the 24th April, 1778. 

* We inform your honours that on the 18th February Report. 
last we met and set up by public cant pursuant to an 
advertizement for that purpose, all that lot of ground O'ouud. 
on the north side of Saint Stephen's Green, containing IjJ,^^,^.^ 
in front to the said green 60 feet 6 inches, and in depth gjJfJIi. 
fronting Dawson street 160 feet, and in depth adjoin- ***""■• 
ing Mr. Hume's ground 179 feet, and in breadth in the ^SS 
rear 106 feet. We declared that the taker of the ground 
was to build coach houses, stables, necessary house, Bauoingt. 
cow house, dirt hole, dung hole, ovens, and a range wall 
of 12 feet high and 18 inches thick to enclose said lot 
of ground from the Mayoralty House ground, agreeable AUyoraity 
to the plan and estimate and to be built in a workman- 



like manner under the inspection of the city surveyor, ^^^ 



sonreyor. 



DUBLIN ASSEMBLY BOLL, 1778. 



1778. 
Taker. 



ICajomlty 
Honae. 



Leet. 



Kent. 



Arundel 
court. 

Surrey. 



Mathews 



Adrertise- 
menti 



Lease. 



Order. 



Justices' 
office. 



Paymeut. 



John 
Scott, 
attorney 
fenenU. 



and it was also declared by us, that the old materials J;^^J^f*"- 
should belong to the taker of the house, but he not to 
get possession of any part of the ground whereon the 
present offices belonging to the Mayoralty House stand, 
until the new ones are completely finished, which are to 
be done on or before the 1st day of September next, and 
that the taker should commence rent on the 2Bth day of 
March, 1779. And several persons having attended at 
said sale and having bid for said lot of ground upon the 
aforesaid terras, and Mr. Ambrose Leet having bid the 
sum of £80, per annum, besides capon money, and no 
other person having bid so much, he was declared the 
highest bidder. 

* We again met on the 2nd March relative to the 
ground in Arundel court, when we directed the city 
surveyor to survey the city's ground in said place and 
to mention who holds the possession thereof and also to 
lay out in building lots tfiat part of said court in the 
city's possession, which Mr. Mathews having done 
agreeable to our directions he laid the same before us m.iofr. 
on this day, and we directed that an advertizement 
should be published for setting the same, and as it 
might be an encouragement to bidders, we agreed that 
the taker should have a lease for 99 years, three lives 
renewable for 70 years or 31 years at the option of the 
taker.' 

It was thereupon granted, the committee's report 
confirmed and made an act of assembly. 

[5.] Certain of the commons, praying aid for the 
justices' office: whereupon it was ordered, that the city 
treasurer do pay to the right honourable the Lord 
Mayor on his Lordship's warrant and receipt for the 
same, the sum of £B0, for the use of the justices' 
office. 

[6.] Certain of the commons, praying freedom to the 
right honourable John Scott, his majesty's attorney 



DUBLIN ASSEMBLY BOLL, 1778. 7 

Boa uUL general : whereupon it was granted, for the reasons in ^™. 

the petition set forth, and that the said freedom be TnneUM. 
engrossed, put under the city seal, and presented by 
the Lord Mayor and Sheriffs. 

[7.] Certain of the commons, praying freedom to 
Denis Daly, esquire, knight of the shire of the county gg^ 
of Galway : whereupon it was granted, gratis for the oaiwBj. 
reasons in the above petition set forth, that said 
freedom be engrossed, put under the city seal, and '»»«"<»•■ 
presented by the Lord Mayor and Sheriffs. 

[8.] Certain of the commons, praying freedom to 
Sampson Stawell, esquire: whereupon it was granted, s*»w»il 
gratis for the reasons in the above petition set forth, 
that the said freedom be engrossed, put under the city Fnuieiii«6. 
seal, and transmitted to him by the Lord Mayor. 

[9.] Sir Thomas Blackall, knight, alderman Thomas BUckau. 
Emerson, and Benjamin Eaton, praying abatement in|»^n- 
the rents of their respective holdings in Arundel court: Amndei 
whereupon it was ordered, that in consideration of the 
delay given to the petitioners in building their houses, 
that the petitioners' rents of the said concerns shall ^^^ 
commence from the 29th day of September last. 

[10.] Alderman John Darragh, praying to have ai>ftm«h. 
lease for 99 years of some lots of ground part of Flint's l^^ 
Croft, instead of the term for which they were<^«>ft. 
originally set to him: whereupon it was granted. 

[11.] Alderman John Darragh and Thomas Trulock, ^^^ 
praying to have the old walls, rubbish, and dunghills oia wmua. 
adjoining their houses in Flint's Croft carted and Fi^t't 
taken away at the expense of the city: whereupon it 
was ordered, that the city treasurer do, on the Lord 
Mayor's warrant, pay the petitioners the sum of ten Ptymont. 
guineas to enable them to cart and take away the dirt, 
filth, and rubbish in the within petition set forth. 

[12.] Benjamin Taylor, praying to be paid half a Tajior. 
year's allowance for attending grand juries andjJS? 



aklA. 



'8 



DUBLIN ASSEMBLY BOLL, 1778. 



1778. 



FaymeBt. 



Tnunbull. 

Price of 
ffrain. 
AHsixe of 
mroad. 



Piiymeiit 



Besigna- 
tion. 
Jones, 
oommons. 



CuTillie. 

Renewal 
leaae. 
Fleet 
street. 



Taylor 

Mecklen* 

burgh 

street. 

Payment. 



MecuiQ, 
Jieeper of 
Bridewell, 



Payment. 



Oilshenan. 
Frauds, 
market 
hoose. 



Payment. 



summoning prosecutors in criminal cases ending this 2?"^^*^ 
day : whereupon it was ordered, that the city treasurer 
do, on the Lord Mayor's warrant, pay the petitioner 
the sum of twenty guineas in consideration of trouble 
set forth in the petition. 

[13.] Nathaniel Trumbull, praying usual allowance 
for calculating the average price of grain and making 
out the weekly assize of bread for one year: where- 
upon it was ordered, that the city treasurer do, on 
the Lord Mayor's warrant, pay the petitioner the sum 
of £22 16s., for the trouble in said petition set forth. 

[14.] Certain of the commons, praying to accept of 
the resignation of James Jones, one of the commons 
of the common coimcil of said city: whereupon it was 
granted. 

[16.] John Baptist Cuvillie, praying to have a 
renewal of his lease of ground in Fleet street, by 
adding the life of his royal highness George, Prince 
of Wales in the room of Richard Cuvillie deceased, 
one of the lives mentioned in said lease : whereupon it 
was granted. 

[16.] Rogers Taylor, praying to be paid the sura of 
£3 6s. 6Jd-, paid by him for cleansing Mecklenburgh 
street : whereupon it was ordered, that the city treasurer 
do, on the Lord Mayor's warrant, pay the petitioner ^^^^^ 
£3 6s. 6Jd., for the reasons in the within petition. 

[17.] Joshua Mecum, keeper of Bridewell, praying 
to be paid half a year's allowance for his turnkey: 
whereupon it was ordered, that the city treasurer do, 
on the Lord Mayor's warrant, pay the petitioner 
£2 30s., to enable him to pay his turnkey. 

[18.] James Gilshenan, praying usual allowance for 
preventing frauds at the market house: whereupon it 
was ordered, that the city treasurer do, on the Lord 
Mayor's warrant and on his receipt, pay to his Lord- 
ship the sum of £16, to recompense the petitioner for 



DUBLIN ASSEMBLY ROLL, 1778. 9 

5^^- the services in the said petition set forth, if deserving 177s. 
thereof. 

[19.] Henry Boswell, praying usual allowance to BogwtAi. 
enable him to pay the rent of his room: whereupon 
it was ordered, that the city treasurer do, on the Lord 
Mayor's warrant, pay the petitioner £3. PtuoMBt 

[20.] Walter Kennedy, praying usual allowance for Tnnt^ 
his trouble in summoning grand and petit^ juries for Jwi«. 
one year ending this assembly: whereupon it was 
ordered that the treasurer do, on the Lord Mayor's 
warrant, pay the petitioner £4. rmjmmt. 

[21.] Certain of the commons, praying to address his q2J"^ii 
majesty in council against the paving bill being passed PATingbui. 
into a law : whereupon it was ordered, that an address 
be prepared by the committee for conducting city 
business in parliament, put under the city seal, and city mio. 
transmitted to his majesty in council against the said 
heads of a bill being passed into a law, and that 
the said committee be empowered to draw on the city 
treasurer for such sum as shall appear to be necessary sum. 
in aid of the public contributions for preventing said 
heads of a bill passing into a law, that alderman 
Lynam be added to the committee, and that theLToam. 
commons do also name two of the commons to be of 
the committee: allowed. 

[Two of the commons :] Thomas Beed, George Sutton, commoni. 
xtt 107 [22.] The report of the committee of directors of the 

Ballast Of&ce to the general assembly, this 29th day §g^ 
of Apra, 1778. 

* Since their appointment to the direction of thoBepott. 
Ballast Office, we continued the building of the new 
gabbard and the repairs of the old gabbards and piles. fgJJ^- 

* The abutment to the lighthouse, which was begun jught- 
the latter end of last summer and such progress made, 

as to secure the building during the winter, we intend 
to set about completing as soon as the weather will 



10 DUBLIN ASSEMBLY BOLL, 1778. 

1778. permit, and for that purpose have contracted with^i|™i*- 

SS^nif^' ^^^^ Ranelagh for about BOO large stones from B feet to 

Tarrant. 7 feet loug cach, the late committee consulted captain 

Tarrant concerning the plan for this abutment, he was 

down at the lighthouse viewing the work several times, 

Pajinent. and wc are of opinion that he should be paid 25 guineas 

for his trouble. 

'Pursuant to your honours' order of the 8th of 
February last, we have had under consideration the 
grorM of expediency of altering the course of the river Dodder, 
Bingaend ^Y tumiug it to the southward of Ringsend church, 
church. ^YiQy cousulted the pilot committee, who were unani- 
mously of opinion that it would be productive of many 
advantages to the navigation of the port, they have 
i^aiid had a map of the ground and present course of the 
Bau'8 river from Ball's bridge to the river Liffey drawn by 
LMfey.' Mr. Mathcws, the city surveyor, and a plan of the 
Myine. intended alteration by Mr. William Mylne, engineer, 
who has reported his opinion of the practicability and 
that the expense of altering the course of the river, 
RoHiiflou'a making a cut for the water from Mr. Robinson's 
Ba^iagh. whecl, and joining to it the water from Ranelagh 
will not exceed the sum of £720, which report, map, 
and plan are herewith laid before your honours, and 
we are of opinion, that application should be made 
Fitx- to lord viscount Fitzwilliam, to request his consent to 
"*' carry out the proposed alteration into execution. 

* We beg your honours will make an order to affix 
EwJSt tor ^^^ ^^*y ^^^ ^^ ^ receipt for the parliamentary grant 
^'^^ of the present sessions for carrying [on] the Ballast 
wau. Office wall. 

c,^^ * An abstract of the cash is hereunto annexed, which m. w*. 

Baianoe. WO havc examined and find there is a balance of 

Hart. £3,810 16s. 9d., in the hands of alderman Henry Hart, 

Ballast Master, on the Ballast Office fund, and 

£2,902 19s. l|d., overpaid by him on account of the 



DUBLIK ASSEMBLY BOLL, 1778. 



11 



JSwt?' Public money,, all which is humbly submitted to your ^7'•• 
honours. 

* Signed by eight of the committee.' 

Easter assembly 1778, May the 1st. 

Granted, the committee's report confirmed and made <>»*« 
an act of assembly, and the committee continued and 
to proceed as they shall think proper, that a proper 
receipt be prepared, put under the city seal for theSSStr*'"* 
parliamentary grant of the present session for carrying ^ 
on the Ballast Office wall: allowed. 

State of the Ballast Office accounts from the 14th gjj;^ 
of January last inclusive, to the 29th April, 1778, •'**^*»' 
exclusive. 



BallMt Office, Dr. 


ie s. d. 


To twlance of last quaiiei's abstract 


.^ 348217 7 


To cash recoiTcd siaco 


... 1178 2 4 




£4.640 19 11 


Per contra, Or. 


X «. d. 


By cash paid (or raising ballast 


... 253 6 4 


By cash paid for repairing the piles 


... lOG 4 


By cash paid salaries 


... 200 13 9 


By cash paid rent and contingencies 


... 64 6 




... 89 8 2 


By cash paid for aocoont of the lighthouse 


... 72 11 6 


By cash paid interest 


... 51 


By balance 


... 3810 16 




£4,640 19 11 



Ballast Office for the public money, Dr. 



£ s. d. 



To 



P. B. 



Per contra, Or. 

By cash overpaid per last quarter's abstract 
By cash expended since on the pier 



£ s. d. 

.. 2778 8 0| 

.. 124 11 1 

£2,902 19 1^ 



1778. May 1. — Admissions to franchise. 
1778. May 1. — Declaration and signatures- 



Franchisei 

Declara- 
tion. 



12 DXTBLIK ASSEMBLY ROLL, 1778. 

1^ 1778. June 11.— Post Assembly. ^[S"^ 

[1.] Certain of the commons, praying to make 
application to his excellency the lord lieutenant to 
Bx«m^<m procure an exemption for coal ships, and also for the 
2i5I;*^"** several linen ships for Chester, London, Greenock, 
Sj2SJi. Bristol, Liverpool, and also for the channel coasters 
that supply this city with provisions to be exempted 
Embargo, fpom the present embargo: whereupon it was ordered, 
Petition to ^jjj^^ ^ petition be prepared by Mr. Becorder, put under 
uratenont. ^^^ ^^^^ ^^^j^ ^^^ presented to his excellency the lord 
lieutenant by the Lord Mayor and Sheriffs, praying 
that his excellency will procure an exemption for the 
several coal ships, linen ships, and channel coasters 
from the present embargo and that he will be pleased 
Convoy. to appoint a proper convoy for the linen ships, 
citjteai. Petition prepared, put under the city seal, and pre- 
sented accordingly. 



Baiiti». [1.] Eobert Smith, praying to be excused from 



1778. June 22.— Post Assembly. 
[1.] Eobert Smith, praying to 

^^2j^ serving the oflSce of one of the High Sheriffs of the 
said city for the ensuing year commencing from 
Michaelmas next; whereupon it was ordered, that the 
petitioner's resignation be accepted of, he having paid 

Fine. into the hands of the Lord Mayor 200 guineas, the 

hJSpSol* ^^^® *^ ^ applied towards building the Blue Coat 
Hospital. 

J^. [2.] John Jones, esquire, the like, like order. 

Sheriff. p J «« yfj^Q^ thQ Sheriffs and Commons of the common 

council of the city of Dublin, have this day by ballot 

S>n"for" nominated the following eight freemen of the said city, 
resident within the said city or the liberties thereto 
adjoining, each of them worth in real and personal 
estate in possession the sum of £2,000, over and above 
all his just debts, that is to say, Henry Saunders of 
Big Ship street, stationer, Thomas Fleming of Smock 



Bherifle. 



DTTBLIN ASSEMBLY ROLL, 1778. 13 

Roll xxiu. alley, stationer, William James of Bride street, *^- 

™- ^••' "^ Nomina. 

tnerchant, William Worthington of Usher's quay, "^"^J 
dyer, Bichard Moncrieffe of Capel street, merchant, 
John Locker of Parliament street, goldsmith, Hugh 
Crothers of Lurgan street, merchant, and Edward 
Tomlinson of King street, merchant, as fit persons to 
serve in the office of Sheriffs of the said city and do 
hereby return the names with the additions of the said 
m.iMb. eight persons to you the Lord Mayor and aldermen 
of the said city, in order to your electing two of the 
said persons to be Sheriffs of the said city for the 
ensuing year commencing from Michaelmas next. 
"Henry Gore Sankey, Henry Howison, Sheriffs." 
[4.] " We, the Lord Mayor and Board of Aldermen 
of the city of Dublin, have this day elected Henry Ei«ctioii. 
Saunders of Ship street, stationer, and Hugh Crothers gj^*^* 
of Lurgan street, merchant, out of the eight persons ^^«"**- 
to serve in the office of Sheriffs of the said city for 
the ensuing year commencing from Michaelmas next. 
" William Dunn, Lord Mayor." 

1778. June 26. — Post Assembly. 

[1.] Eesolved, that a petition under the city seal be Petition 
presented to the house of commons against heads i«Tiiwwii. 
of a bill for paving this city and praying to be heard 
by counsel against the same if judged necessary by coimsoi. 
the parliamentary committee and also to affix the city city -eai. 
seal to such other petition for opposing said heads of 
a bill as they may think proper. 

The Lord Mayor and Aldermen agree with the 
Sheriffs and Commons in the within resolution. 

1778. July 7.— Post Assembly. 

[1.] Alderman Patrick Boyd, praying to be excused Boyd, 
from serving the office of Lord Mayor for the ensuing ¥»y<>^ 
year commencing from Michaelmas next: whereupon 



14 



DUBLIN ASSEMBLY ROLL, 1778. 



1778. 

Fines. 

Bla« Coat 
Hospital. 

Claret. 



Scarlet 
gown. 

Saunders 

Sheriff. 

Excoeed. 



Fine. 

Bloe Coat 
Hospital. 



Crothers, 
Sheriff. 



Election of 

Lord 

Mayor. 



Bojd. 
ezcnaed. 



Wriffhtflon, 

liord 

Mayor. 



Nomination 
for Sheriffs. 



it was ordered, that the petitioner's resignation here- Bon zxiiL 
unto annexed [be accepted] of, he paying the usual fines 
of 20 guineas to the Blue Coat Hospital, one hogshead 
of claret or 20 guineas in lieu thereof to the present 
Lord Mayor, another hogshead of claret or 20 guineas 
in lieu thereto to the succeeding Lord Mayor, and it is 
further ordered, that the petitioner keep his station 
and wear a scarlet gown. 

[2.] Henry Saunders, praying to be excused from 
serving the office of one of the Sheriffs of the said city 
for the ensuing year commencing from Michaelmas 
next : whereupon it was ordered, that the petitioner's "• ^®- 
resignation hereto annexed be and is hereby accepted 
of, he paying the sum of 200 guineas as a fine, said 
sum to be appropriated towards finishing the Blue Coat 
Hospital. 

[3.] Hugh Crothers, the like, like order. 

[4] " We, the Lord Mayor and Board of Aldermen 
of the city of Dublin, have this day elected alderman 
George Wrightson to serve in the place or office of 
Lord Mayor of the said city for the ensuing year com- 
mencing from Michaelmas next, in the room of 
alderman Patrick Boyd, who has been excused from 
serving that office and do hereby return the said George 
Wrightson to you the Sheriffs and Common3 of the 
said city for your approbation. 

" William Dunn, Lord Mayor." 

[6.] " We, the Sheriffs and Commons of the common 
council of the city of Dublin assembled, have this day 
approved by ballot of alderman George Wrightson to 
serve in the office of Lord Mayor of said city for the 
ensuing year commencing Michaelmas nexi 

" Henry Gore Sankey, Henry Howison, Sheriffs." 

[6.] " We, the Sheriffs and Commons of the common 
council of the city of Dublin, have this day by ballot 



DUBLIN ASSEMBLY EOLL, 1778. 15 

Boa nfiL nominated the following eight freemen of the said city, 177a 

resident within the said city or liberties thereto uSn for 
adjoining, each of them worth in real and personal 
estate in possession the sum of £2,000, sterling, over 
and above all his just debts, that is to say, William 
Worthington of Usher's quay, dyer, Thomas Fleming 
of Smock alley, stationer, Richard Tudor of Skinner 
row, goldsmith, John Locker of Parliament street, 
goldsmith, Martin Brownlow of Bride street, 
apothecary, Richard Moncrieffe of Capel street, 
merchant, William James of Bride street, merchant, 
and Edward Tomlinson of King street, merchant, as 
fit persons to serve in the office of Sheriffs of the said 

in.i6s». city and do hereby return the names with the additions 
of the said eight persons to you the Lord Mayor and 
aldermen of the said city, in order to your electing 
two of the said persons to be the Sheriffs of the said city 
for the ensuing year commencing Michaelmas next. 
" Henry Gore Sankey, Henry Howison, Sheriffs." 

[7.] " We, the Lord Mayor and Board of Aldermen S^Jtiou. 
of the city of Dublin, have this day elected William JJS;^^,^ 
Worthington of Usher's quay, dyer, and Richard ®^""''' 
Moncrieffe of Capel street, merchant, out of the eight 
persons returned to us by the Sheriffs and Commons 
as fit persons to serve in the office of Sheriffs of the 
said city for the ensuing year commencing from 
Michaelmas next. 

"William Dunn, Lord Mayor." 

* William Dunn. — Edward Sankey. — Richard 
French — ^Killner Swettenham. — Henry Hart. — John 
Tucker. — James Horan. — ^George Alcock. — Nathaniel 
Warren.' 

aLi77. 1778. July 17.— Fourth Friday after the 24th of 

June. 
[1.] Certain of the commons, praying to grant the 



16 



DT7BLIN ASSEMBLY BOLL, 1778. 



1778. 

Bmdfltrett, 

Becorder. 



Pfljmmit. 



Mayoralty 

houM. 

Foraiture. 



Committee. 



Expense. 



CommonB. 



Pipe water. 



Suit. 

Arthur 

Guinness. 



Citjpipe 
water. 



gum of £200, to sir Samuel Bradstreet, Eecorder of the 2^^*"* 
said city: whereupon it was ordered that the sum of 
£200, be grants to sir Samuel Bradstreet, baronet, to 
be paid by the city treasurer on the Lord Mayor's 
warrant and allowed him in his accounts, as a 
testimony of the services done by him last year to the 
citizens by a faithful discharge of his duty as Becorder. 

[2.] Certain of the commons, praying to appoint a 
committee to provide furniture for the Mayoralty 
house : whereupon it was ordered that the Lord Mayor, 
Sheriffs, treasurer, masters of the city works, aldermen 
Sankey, Hart, Lynam, and sir Anthony King, and 
eight of the commons to be named by the commons 
or any five of them, whereof the Lord Mayor when 
present and one of the Sheriffs to be always two and 
in the absence of the Lord Mayor the senior alderman 
present to preside, be and are hereby appointed a com- 
mittee to provide such furniture for the use of the 
Mayoralty house, the expense attending same not to 
exceed £100, and who are hereby empowered to draw 
on the city treasurer for said sum. 

[The eight of the commons:] Messieurs Moncrieffe, 
Worthington, Sherwood, Leech, Giffard, Mathew, 
Pentland, Mahar. 

[3.] "Resolved, that the pipe water committee be m. it? 6. 
directed and empowered to bring to issue in the most 
speedy manner possible the suit now depending between 
Arthur Guinness, esquire, and this corporation, con- 
cerning the water which he takes from the city works 
and the ground by him withholden." 

The Lord Mayor and Board of Aldermen agree with 
the Sheriffs and Commons in the foregoing resolution. 

[4.] Certain of the commons, setting forth that the 
committee appointed for better supplying the city with 
pipe water have made the annexed report of the 13th 
July, 1778. 



DUBLIN ASSEMBLY ROLL, 1778. 17 

^HiTb^' * ^® inform your honours, that since our last report ^' 
we proceeded on the business referred to us and having 
met. on the 14th May last, the subcommittee, to whom 
the resolution of the Canal company who with the^^^jj,^ 
assistance of Mr. Mylne wore requested to consider the 
same, made their report thereon and which was agreed 
to by us and the Town Clerk was directed by us toTowucierk 
send a copy of said report, so far as the same related 
to the Canal company, to Mr. Baggs to be laid before BagKs. 
them. Mr. John Merryman, brewer, having com- JJlJJ^"**"* 
plained that he is greatly overcharged for the use of 
the pipe water, we referred the same to Mr. Mylne, wyine. 
who was desired to enquire into the same, which he 
having done accordingly, reported that Mr. Merryman 
was charged in the former manner that other brewers 
are, and we thereupon came to a resolution that he 
should not be supplied unless he paid £16, for the supply, 
last year and directed that the collector should apply 
to him for the said rent and inform him of the Rent 
resolution of your committee. 

* We directed the Town Clerk to write to Edmond Town cierk. 
Weld, esquire, to request his attendance on us at our weid. 
then next meeting?, to know from him the several ^ , 

^' Lord 

m. 17& tenants of the lord Limerick, who are entitled to water ^^^^^'* 
under the articles made between lord Limerick and 
the city, and Mr. Weld having by letter on the 1st 
of June informed us, that he was unable to attend 
being confined [to his house], we directed that Mr. 
Mylne should wait on him and endeavour to settle and Myino. 
adjust the supply to be given to lord Limerick's tenants. 
Several bills from workmen having been laid before workmen's 

*=* bills. "* 

US, we directed that in future, that none of the pipe 
water officers should take upon them to expend any 
more or employ any artificer to do any works what- worka. 
soever in the pipe water yard or offices, without first 
applying to the committee and obtaining their appro- 
voL. xni. 



18 



DUBLIN ASSEMBLY ROLL, 1778. 



1778. 

Cave. 

Lord 

Limoxick'a 

tenautfl. 

Horan. 



Want of 
water. 



Hacksterb' 
Bhoott. 



Waste. 



Shoots cut 
off. 



Tumoocks. 
Metal bells. 



Commis- 
sionera of 
paTinff. 



bation for that purpose. We again met on the IBthJ^^yg^" 
June and came to a resolution, that Mr. Cave do charge 
the tenants of lord Limerick in the rental for the pipe 
water use agreeable to the workhouse books and 
requested alderman Horan, Mr. Verschoyle, and Mr. 
Bloxam with the assistance of Mr. Mylne to inspect 
the right of the several tenants of lord Limerick, who 
claimed to be entitled to pipe water under the agree- 
ment with the city. 

* We on the 29th June again met and many com- 
plaints having been made to us of the want of water 
and it appearing to us that the cause of these com- 
plaints partly arise from hucksters making use of shoots 
and other conveyances to convey the water through 
the walls of their houses and that by their carelessness 
and neglect there was a great waste of water. We 
directed, that the collectors should forthwith make a 
return to the overseers of the names and residences of 
the several hucksters in each division, who make use 
of shoots and other conveyances and that the overseers 
upon receiving such return do without loss of time 
cause the shoots and other conveyances to be cut off 
and that the overseers do from time to time make a 
return to the committee the number of shoots they shall 
have cut off. We also resolved that the several turn- 
cocks be supplied with metal bells and that at the time 

of the turning of the water into any street, they ring m. i76 b. 
the same and apprize the inhabitants of each street of 
their turning the cocks for supplying them with water, 
that by this means the inhabitants may have notice of 
the time the water is turned to them, and that in future 
they shall not have any cause of complaint of not 
knowing when the water is turned to them. 

* We again met on the 6th of July and it having . 
been mentioned to us, that the commissioners for 
paving complained that where the streets were broken 



DUBLIN ASSEMBLY ROLL, 1778. 19 

^7«^ open for the purpose of laying down new mains orj^^ 
repairing old ones, that the persons who are employed 
by the city for paving, digging, filling, etc., do not 
finish the same in a proper manner, we therefore in 
order to remove all complaints directed the Town Clerk Townciwt. 
to acquaint the commissioners for paving that we are 
ready to enter into a contract with them for digging, 
paving, and filling over such part of the streets as shall stfett^ 
be necessarily broken for the laying down new mains 
or repairing the old ones, and also for the carrying 
away all superfluous stuff, which proposal of your 
committee is now under the consideration of the said 
commissioners. 

'We further inform your honours, that Mr. MylneMjine. 
from time to time reported to us the state of the works, ^rtw**'*** 
which several reports were agreed to by uff. Several 
complaints having been made to us of the want of 
water, we enquired into the reason thereof and were 
informed it was owing to the scarcity of water in the seMcityoi 
bason, the Canal company scarcely giving any supply, ^**"»- 
whereupon we ordered the Town Clerk to write to the Towncierk. 
secretary of the Canal company and to inform him of ^|J^. 
the great want of water the citizens experience owing 
to the company's not furnishing the bason with an 
175, ample supply and also to inform them, that while they 
continued not to grant a proper supply, the corporation 
of the city could not consider themselves liable to be 
called upon by the company for their proportion of 
the pipe water revenue.' 

Granted, the committee's report confirmed and made OMer. 
an act of assembly, and the committee continued and 
to proceed as they shall think proper. 

[6.] Certain of the commons, praying freedom to 
Edward, Earl of Aldborough: whereupon it wasSa-*"' 
ordered, that the freedom of this city be granted unto fmcSiw. 
Edward, Earl of Aldborough, as a consideration for 



20 



DXJBLIK ASSEMBLY BOLL, 1778. 



1778. 



City 



Bowlej. 
FrmncbUe. 



Knos. 
mace 



his invariable attention to the commercial interest of ^^{7^*- 
this city, same to be engrossed, put under the city seal, 
and presented to him in the most respectable manner. 

[6.] Certain of the commons, praying freedom to 
Hercules Langford Rowley, esquire : whereupon it was 
ordered, that the freedom of this city be, for the reasons 
in the within assigned, presented to Hercules Langford 
Eowley, the same to be engrossed, put under the city 
seal, and presented in the most respectable manner. 

[7.] Thomas Knox, mace bearer and ofl&cer of 
commons, praying compensation for supplying the 
Sheriffs and Commons with candles, candlesticks and 
other necessaries for one year ending this assembly: 
whereupon it was ordered, that the city treasurer do, 
on the Lord Mayor's warrant, pay the petitioner the 
sum of £6, in consideration of supplying the Sheriffs 
and Commons with the above necessaries for one year 
ending this assembly. 

[8.] Nathaniel Stakes, praying to be continued one 
of the collectors of the pipe water revenue for division m.irsb. 
No. 3: whereupon it was ordered, that the petitioner 
be continued one of the turncocks and collector for the 
pipe water revenue for division No. 3. during the city's 
pleasure, not exceeding Midsummer assembly 1779, he 
giving security for the faithful discharge of said oflSce 
and paying to the city treasurer all such sums as he 
shall receive, said security to be approved of by the 
Lord Mayor and Sheriffs and to be entered into in one 
month from the date hereof or this order to be void. 

[9.] Frances Clarke, widow, praying to be continued 
craner at the crane in Great Booter lane: whereupon 
it was ordered, that the petitioner be and is hereby 
appointed craner of the city crane in Big Booter lane, 
during the city's pleasure, not exceeding one year 
Booter une. ending next Midsummer assembly 1779, with all the 
just fees and perquisites thereunto belonging, she 



Piymeut. 



stakes, 
tnmoock 
and 
collector. 



Clarke, 
widow. 



Appoiut- 
ment. 
Craiier at 
Great 



DITBLIK ASSEMBLY EOLL, 1778. 21 

^j ™*- giving such security for the faithful discharge of the itts. 

duties of said office, as the Lord Mayor and Sheriffs security. 

shall approve of, said security to be entered into in 

one month from this date or this order for appointing 

the petitioner to be void. 

[10.] John M'Elrov, praying to be continued <5°® JJJJJSXvt 

of the Serjeants at mace: whereupon it was ordered, "»••«'• 
that the above named John M'Elroy be and is hereby 
continued one of the Serjeants at mace not exceeding 
one year ending next Midsummer assembly 1779, he 
giving such security for the faithful discharge of 
the duties of said office and redelivery of the silver 
mace, as the Lord Mayor and Sheriffs shall approve 
of, said security to be entered into in one month from 
this date or this order for continuing the petitioner 
to be void, 
m. 174. [11.] John Lynch, the like, like order. Lyncb. 

[12.] Certain of the commons, praying usual 
allowance to Mrs. Medicis Oakes : whereupon it was oavea. 
ordered, that the city treasurer do, on the Lord Mayor's 
warrant, pay the petitioner 20 guineas in consideration omnt. 
of her present distress. 

[13.] Lucy Oulton, praying usual allowance : where- oaiton. 
upon it was ordered, that the city treasurer do, on the 
Lord Mayor's warrant, pay the petitioner 10 guineas, orant. 
[14.] Henry Brown, porter of the Tholsel, praying Brown, 
usual allowance to enable him to pay the rent of his vonir. 
room : whereupon it was ordered, that the city treasurer 
do, on the Lord Mayor's warrant, pay the petitioner p&jmant. 
£4. 

[16.] Esther Kennedy widow, setting forth that Eoger ^Tow!^*' 
Kendrick deceased, (who had a yearly salary from the ^^^^* 
city) was at the time of his death indebted to her in Debt, 
the sum of £6 for diet and lodging, which with the 
expenses attending his funeral amounted to upwards 
of £10, being half a year's salary which was due to salary. 



22 



DUBLIN ASSEMBLY ROLL, 1778. 



1778. 



the said Roger on the 4th May last and therefore J^^^*^- 
prayed to be reimbursed said sum: whereupon it was 
ordered, for the reasons in the foregoing petition 
assigned, that the within petitioner be paid by the 
city treasurer on the Lord Mayor's warrant the sum 
of £10, the same to be allowed in his accounts. 

[16.] The report of the committee of directors of 
the Ballast Office to the general assembly, the 16th 
of July, 1778. 

* Since their last report to your honours we con- m. 174 u, 
tinned the building of the new gabbard which is nearly 
finished and the repairs of the old gabbards and 
floats. 

* Since the weather would permit, we have employed 
labourers at low water to clear the river of shoals, 
and also gabbards to drudge between the walls to 
improve the navigation to the Custom House quay. 

* We have made some progress in building the abut- 
ment to the lighthouse, and expect to have it completed 
in the course of the summer, Mr. Vierpyl superintends 
the execution of this work at our request. 

*We have not done anything since the last report 
relative to changing the course of the river Dodder, 
Fitxwiiiiam, lord Fitzwilliam was expected in the kingdom last 
May, but postponed his coming for some time, we 
intend applying to him upon his arrival to obtain his 
consent for the altering the course of said river. 

* An abstract of the cash is hereunto annexed, which 
we have examined and find there is a balance of 
£3,854 9s. lOd., in the hands of alderman Henry Hart, 
Ballast Master, on the Ballast Office fund, and 
£3,020 18s. 9|d., overpaid by him on account of the 
public money. 

* The Ballast Office accounts being obliged by act 
of parliament to be laid before the government and 
council once in three years, we herewith lay before 



Order. 
Paymont. 



Ballast 
Office. 



Reporl. 

GablMirdB. 
Floats. 

Shoals. 
Qabbords. 



Light- 
bouse. 

Vierpyl. 



Dodder. 



Cosh. 

Balance, 

Hart 



Aooouuls. 



DXTBLIN ASSEMBLY ROLL, 1778. 23 

^^.ST*- your honours an abstract of the annual receipts and ^™: ^ 
payments for your honours' approbation and to have 
the city seal afiSjced thereto, all which is humbly city m^l 
submitted to your honours. 

* Signed by seven of the committee.' 

m. m. State of the Ballast OfSce accounts from the 29th §^ 

April inclusive, to the 16th July, 1778, exclusive. '^'^^ 



BallMt Office, Dr. 

To iMOanoe of last qiuurter'B abetnct ... ... ... 3810 16 9 

To CMh leceiTed vnoe ... ... ... ... 980 6 6 



£4,791 S 3 



Per, contra, Or. 

By cash paid for raising ballast 

By cash paid for repairing the piles 

By cash paid salaries 

By cash paid rent and oontingencies 

By cash paid for bnildiag and repairing gabbards 

By cash paid for aooount of the lighthouse 

By cash paid interest 

By balance 



£ 8. 


d. 


102 10 




87 1 




175 18 




161 8 




307 19 




9 




103 




. 3854 9 10 


£4,791 3 


3 



Ballast Office for the public money, Dr. 
To 



£ s. d. 



Per contra^ Cr. 

£ s. d. 

By cash overpaid i>er last quarter's abstract ... ... 2902 19 1^ 

By cash expended since on the pier ... ... ... U7 19 8 



£3,020 18 9^ 



17th July, 1778. — Granted, the committee's report order, 
confirmed and made an act of assembly and the com- 
mittee continued and to proceed as they shall think 
proper, that the city seal be affixed to the Ballast city seal. 
Office account, in order to lay the same before the Aoconnt. 



24 DUBLIN ASSEMBLY BOLL, 1778. 

1778. lord lieutenant and privy council pursuant to act of J^^^"- 

p^JJ**^'" parliament. 

oouncij. 1773, j^iy 17.— Admissions to franchise. j^;?66. 

g^ciara. 1778. July 17. — Declaration and signatures. ' 

1778. July 27.— Post Assembly. *-*'^ 

wri?huon, [1-] Alderman George Wrightson, praying to be 
Mayor. oxcused from serving in the office of Lord Mayor for m. its 6 
the ensuing year commencing from Michaelmas next: 
whereupon it was ordered that the petitioners resigna- 
tion hereunto annexed be accepted of, he paying the 
Pmw. usual fines, and it is further ordered that the petitioner 
Scarlet do keep his station and wear a scarlet gown. 

** Besolved unanimously, that this house doth with 

much regret accept the resignation of alderman George 

wHfirhteoD. Wrightson of the office of Lord Mayor of this city for 

the ensuing year, having had the most sanguine 

expectations of public advantage by his filling said 

station from our knowledge of the very honourable 

manner he discharged the important office of High 

Sheriff to general satisfaction." 

The Lord Mayor and Board of Aldermen unani- 

concur. mously coucur with the Sheriffs and (Commons in the 

above resolution. 

Resolved unanimously by the Lord Mayor and 

Board of Aldermen, that the above resolutions be three 

^^^^ times printed in Faulkner's Journal and Saunders's 

paperg. News Letter, and request the concurrence of the Sheriffs 

and Commons therein: — allowed. 

[2.] " We, the Lord Mayor and Board of Aldermen 
Eie^ti«"o' of the city of Dublin, have this day elected alderman 
Mayor. Joseph Ljmam to serve in the place or office of Lord - 
Mayor of the said city for the ensuing year com- 
mencing from Michaelmas next, in the room of 
^i'Sedl^"' alderman George Wrightson, who has been excused 
from that office, and do hereby return the said Joseph 



BXTBtlK ASSEMBLY ROLL, 1778. 25 

m!mT' Lynam to you the Sheriffs and Coinmons of the said ^^^^^^ 

city for your approbation. 
*" ^72. » William Dnnn, Lord Mayor.*' 

"We, the Sheriffs and Commons of the city of 
Dublin in common council assembled, have this day 
approved by ballot of alderman Joseph Lynam to J^j^j"*' 
serve in the office of Lord Mayor of the said city for Mayor, 
the ensuing year commencing Michaelmas next. 

" Henry Gore Sankey, Henry Howison, Sheriffs." 

1778. August 13. — ^Post Assembly. 

[1.] Alderman Joseph Lynam, praying to be J;JJJ°*' 
excused from serving the office of Lord Mayor for ^"•^®'- 
the ensuing year commencing from Michaelmas next: Excused, 
whereupon it was ordered, that the resignation of 
alderman Joseph Lynam hereunto annexed be 
accepted of, he paying the usual fine of 20 guineas to i^'mes. 
the Blue Coat Hospital, one hogshead of claret or 20 g^*pf^^ 
guineas in lieu thereof to the present Lord Mayor, one 
other hogshead of claret or 20 guineas in lieu thereof cia«^t- 
to the succeeding Lord Mayor, and it is further ordered, 
that the petitioner keep his station and wear a scarlet |j>wu** 
gown. 

[2.] " We, the Lord Mayor and Board of Aldermen 
of the city of Dublin, have this day elected alderman Election of 
sir Anthony King, knight, to serve in the office of nlyor- 
Lord Mayor of the said city for the ensuing year 
commencing from Michaelmas next, in the room of 
alderman Joseph Lynam who has been excused from Lynam. 
serving that office and do herebj^ return the said sir 
Anthony King to you the Sheriffs and Commons of 
the said city for your approbation. 

"William Dunn, Lord Mayor." 
m. 172 h. " We, the Sheriffs and Commons of the city of 

Dublin in common council assembled, have this day ^. 
approved by ballot of alderman sir Anthony King, ^r. 



26 DUBLIN ASSEMBLY EOLL, 1778. 

^- to serve in the office of Lord Mayor of the said city S^^t^^I^ 

Mayor. ^^^ ^^^ ensuing year commencing Michaelmas next. 
" Henry Gore Sankey, Henry Howison, Sheriffs." 
*Anthony King. — ^William Dunn. — ^Philip Crampton. 
— Patrick Hamilton. — Edward Sankey. — ^Willonghby 
Lightburne. — Benjamin Greale. — Thomas Blackall. — 
James Hamilton. — James Horan. — ^Thomas Greene. — 
George Aloock.' 

1778. October 16.— Third Friday after the 29th m-ws. 
September. 
Lord Mayor: Sir Anthony King, knight. 
Sheriffs : William Worthington, Richard Monerieffe. 
Beaoiutions [1.1 " Resolved luianimoiisly, that the thanks of this 

of thanks. ** 

Alderman assomblv be presented to alderman William Dunn in 

I>unn. " 

testimony of our entire approbation of the faithful 
and honourable manner in which he has discharged 
the important office of Lord Mayor of this city to the 
great advantage of the public and the general satis- 
faction of the citizens. 

'' Resolved, that the said thanks be presented in a 
Gold box. gold box not to exceed twenty guineas value. 

"Resolved unanimously, that the thanks of this 
Sankey assembly be given to Henry Gore Sankey, esquire, late 
High Sheriff of this city, for his active, upright and 
spirited conduct in that office. 

" Resolved unanimously, that the thanks of this 
Howison. assembly be given to Henry Howison, esquire, late 
High Sheriff of this city, for his active, upright, and 
spirited conduct in that office. 

" Resolved, that the foregoing resolutions be three 
joSSSr** times printed in Faulkner's Journal." 
King. [2.] Certain of the commons, praying to grant the 

Itj^hens ii^-i^b^g® ^f Saint Stephen's Green to sir Anthony King, 
Green. knight, Lord Mayor during his Mayoralty : whereupon 
it was granted, pursuant to the prayer of the petition. 



DUBLIN ASSEMBLY HOLL, 1778. 27 

^^1^ [3.] Alderman William Dunn, late Lord Mayor, J^^ts^ 
praying to be paid the usual sum of £B00 : whereupon 
it was ordered, that the city treasurer do, on the Lord 
Mayor's warrant, pay the petitioner the sum of £600. ^/°7uJf ' 

m. 185 6. [4.] Alderman Henry Hart, praying to be continued g^t^ 
Ballast Master of the port and harbour of Dublin: Mas*«»-- 
whereupon it was ordered, that the above named 
alderman Henry Hart be and is hereby continued 
Ballast Master and treasurer to the Ballast Office of 
the port of Dublin, for one year ending next 
Michaelmas assembly 1779, at the annual salary of sniary 
£150, he giving such security for the faithful 
discharge of the duties of said office and also for his 
accounting justly for all such sums of money as he 
shall receive from time to time, as shall be approved 
of by the Lord Mayor and Sheriffs. 

[5.] Certain of the commons, setting forth that the 
committee appointed for better supplying the city with aty pipe 
pipe water have made the annexed report of the 12th 
October, 1778. 

* We inform your honours that since our last report, Report, 
we proceeded in the works and business to us referred. 

Mr. Dexter, Marshal of the Four Courts Marshalsea, 2«xter, 

Mamhal, 

having preferred a petition praying to have a supply qI^^^ 
of water for the new Marshalsea and we apprehending ^*}**],7** 
it may be attended with great expense in laying down ^**®'* 
a main or service, referred the same to Mr. Mylne, Myine. 
engineer, who reported to us that Mr. Dexter wanted 
a branch of an inch bore, we then resolved that he 
should get one of the dimensions on his laying same 
down at his own expense and paying an annual sum paynient. 
of £4, for the use of the water. 

* The commissioners of paving laid before us pro- commig. 

8iouer« of 

posals by which they agreed to pave over such parts paving. 
of the streets, lanes, bridges, etc., as should be neces- f^^ 
sarily taken up to lay new mains or repair the old**'*^"' 



28 DUBLIN ASSEMBLY EOLL, 1778. 

1^- ones at 6id. for every 3 feet, such breach should ^^^*,|;*- 

Breache.. contain in length, provided we caused such breaches 

as they made to be filled up with the earth and rubbish 

and well trodden preparatory to their paving same, 

Proiiosai. which proposal we considering to be a reasonable one 

did agree thereto, same to commence on the 3rd day 

of August last, said commissioners being obliged to 

do their business properly and to provide proper 

material for such parts as they should pave. 

G^y. * John Grealy, late bason keeper, having neglected to 

keeper. attend the chief magistrate and your committee in 

their perambulation of the water course and also 

being very negligent and inattentive to his duty and 

refusing to obey the orders of the proper officers, by 

which many complaints were made of want of water m. isi. 

and it appearing to us that he was in a state of 

intoxication and unable to do his duty for several 

Discharged, days, WO therefore thought proper to discharge him 

from acting in that station longer. 

' On the 3rd of August last, finding that the expense 

SibJSire ^^ l^uyiiig timber, the hire of labourers, and other 

business necessary to forward the works was very 

considerable, we resolved upon borrowing a sum of 

Loan. £3,000, for that purpose and caused an advertizement 

to be inserted in the public papers, on the same day 

Clements, wc appointed Dalway Clements, keeper to the bason 

keeper. uutil ucxt assembly in the room of John Grealy. 

* Several complaints being made to us of the 
Tumoocks. inattention of the turncocks, we ordered a parcel of 
Bella for hcUs should bc made and given to the collectors, which 
to^rS^i? each of them were to give to their respective turn- 
cocks to ring the same through the streets in their 
respective districts at the time they turned their cocks, 
so as to apprize the inhabitants of the time they are 
Water. ^o rcccivc watcr ; a great scarcity having happened 
in the latter end of the month of August and beginning 



DTJBLIK ASSEMBLY ROLL, 1778. 29 

^"w?*" ^^ September, we caused the several ofScers to be as itts. 
attentive as J)ossible in granting to each inhabitant a 
proportionable share of what water could be had, 
during which scarcity some evil minded person or scarcity, 
persons broke down the sluices of the back course by sinioe«of 

^ - back conrM. 

night to the great injury not only of the works but 
the public in general, whereupon the Lord Mayor at 
our request issued a proclamation offering a reward J^^J**"^ 
of £20, to any person or persons guilty of said offence, B«w«Pd«. 
as also the like sum of £20, for any person or persons 
who should discover and prosecute to conviction the 
person or persons guilty of said offence, as also the 
like sum of £20, for any person who should in future 
be guilty of the like offence. 

' Several applications having been made by the 
collector to Mr. John Merryman, brewer, for a year's JJj^™*^ 
rent for pipe water ending the 25th March last, and Bent, 
he having as often refused pa3anent, we thereupon 
ordered that a case should be laid before Mr. Recorder 
for his advice and opinion, on receiving of which said 
opinion, the said Merryman on being informed thereof Payment. 
submitted and paid the rent. 

* A petition of messieurs Richard Cave, senior and cave. 
junior, praying an increase of salary having been [J2,7"»* <*' 
referred to us, which having taken into consideration 
and it appearing that they had considerable trouble 
in making out new rentals, we ordered our report 
on that subject to be annexed to their petition. 
oLiMft. '^ petition from dame Sarah Taylor respecting ajj^jjy 

demand due to you from the late Samuel Caldbeck coiribeck's 

one of your collectors having been referred to us and 

it appearing to us that sir James Taylor was one of 

his bail, we having considered the merits and allega- Baii. 

tions of said petition were of opinion that lady Taylor 

may have liberty to sue the executors of said Caldbeck l^^' ^ 

for the arrears due by him at his death, in the name 



30 



DUBLIN ASSEMBLY BOLL, 1778. 



1778. 



Treaimrer b 
accounts. 



Abstract. 



Loan. 



Balance 
due. 



Order. 

Taylor. 
Suing. 
Caldbeck. 



Balance 
due. 



Loan 



TreMurer. 
Works. 

Commons. 

Worthing- 
ton. 

Securities. 



Law agent. 
Arreon*. 



of the city at her own expense, she indemnifying the ^^£^' 
city from all costs and expenses on that account. 

* Pursuant to our request, your treasurer for some 
time past hath laid before us an abstract of his 
accounts monthly, particularly on the Bth instanfe he 
laid before us a general abstract of his accounts by 
which it appears, he is in advance for your honours 
in the general account in the sum of £6,190 17s. Bd., 
we therefore apprehend that it should be necessary for 
you to borrow a sum of £6,000, either on the city's 
credit or on the pipe water funds at £6, per cent, 
in order to enable you to pay off said balance due to 
the treasurer, however in that particular submit to 
your honours' consideration.' 

Granted, the committee's report confirmed and made 
an act of assembly, except as to that part respecting 
dame Sarah Taylor and it is ordered that if lady 
Taylor do require the city's aid in suing the repre- 
sentatives of Samuel Caldbeck that she do pass her 
note to the city treasurer payable in twelve months for 
the balance due the city and that on these terms she 
have liberty to sue in the city's name, and that the 
committee be empowered to borrow £6,000, at six per 
cent, on the pipe water revenue, agreeable to the act 
of parliament, for the purpose of enabling them to pay 
the treasurer and also to proceed in the pipe water 
works, and that the commons do appoint one of the 
commons to be of the committee in the room of 
Mr. Sheriff Worthington, and that the sum of £6,000, 
shall be paid off by drawings of said securities when 
any redundancies for the purpose shall appear to be 
in the treasurer's hands and that the funds should 
be created as speedily as possible, that in future it 
be and hereby is an instruction to the law agent to 
sue by ejectment or otherwise for all such arrears 
as shall appear to be one year or upwards unpaid. 



j^ [6.] Certain of the commons, setting forth that theiTTs. 

of tolls and customs have made annexed report of the ™^ "** 



DTTBLIN ASSEMBLY BOLL, 1778. 31 

SoDzxiii 

committee appointed for inspecting the management 

eiutonu. 

12th September, 1778. 

* We inform your honours, that on* the 31st day of B«port. 
July last we met, and William * Colville, esquire, coItiii«. 
attended us and proposed that during the present con- contert. 
test respecting the toll on flour, the several millers' flour uSap?* 
should pass the different gates toll free, on their enter- nom-. 
ing into sufficient security to reimburse the city in case 
the suit shall be determined in their favour, and that 
t^ avoid expense to all parties Mr. Colville proposed Propot»i. 
that same should be a private security instead of being 
taken before a judge. We thereupon ordered your law ^^ •««»«• 
agent to take the Recorder's opinion, whether it would JSj^Jf** 
be proper to accept of the security in such manner as 
proposed by Mr. Colville. We again met on the 12th 
day of September and Mr. Scriven having laid before sonTen 
us Mr. Recorder's opinion, wherein he mentions that he 
can see no objection to taking the security in the Security. 
manner proposed, we agreed thereto, and that the flour 
factors should enter into such security agreeable to 
the Recorder's opinion and under his directions. We 
are also of opinion that Mr. Timothy Mahon be con- JJ^uJ"* 
tinned bailiff receiver in the same manner as last year '®<^**^®'- 
and under the same terms and that an instrument be ^|*J*- 
prepared, put under the city seal appointing him city s«ai 
during the city's pleasure, not exceeding one year from 
Michaelmas next, to collect the tolls and customs, as ^tS^f 
also the petty customs in the usual manner, and that 
William Taylor be in like manner empowered to collect Taylor, 
the avenue leading in at Donnybrook.' g^- 

Granted, report confirmed and made an act of order, 
assembly, pursuant to the prayer of the petition. 

[7.] Certain of the commons, setting forth that the^^'^"* 
committee appointed for setting the cleansing the 



32 



DUBLIN ASSEMBLY BOLL, 1778. 



1778. 
B«anieand 

■cales. 

Report. 



Beams and 

scales 

MaboB. 

Bidder. 

C1e%nsinir 
streets. 



Lots on 
south side. 



annexed ^»^»«- 



Lois on 
north ftide. 



streets, beams and scales, have made the 
report of the 10th September, 1778. 

' We inform your honours, that on the 27th day of 
August last we met for the purpose of setting the beams 
and scales and several persons having attended and 
bid, and Mr. Timothy Mahon having bid the sum of 
£400, sterling, was declared the highest bidder. 

* We also inform you, that we set the cleansing of 
the streets as laid down by us in 30 lots in the follow- 
ing manner for one year commencing from Michaelmas 
next, viz.: 

* No. 1. on the South side of the river Liffey to 
Dennis Nowlan at £47. 

' No. 2. to John Smith at £9B. 

3. to John Smith at £84. 

4. to John Goold at £95. 

5. to John Purcell at £50. 

6. to John Goold at £65. 

7. to Edward Newman at £31. 

8. to John Connolly at £70. 

9. to Thomas Cheator at £60. 

10. to Nicholas Donagh at £34. 

11. to John Purcell at £60. 

12. to Richard Hamilton at £30. 



. 183 b. 



*No. 
*No. 
*No. 
*No. 
*No. 
*No. 
•No. 
•No. 
•No. 
•No. 
•No. 



13. to Nicholas Donagh at £60. 



• No. 14. to Thomas Dry at £80. 

• No. 15. to John Donagh at £30. 

' No. 16. to Daniel Dempsey at £79. 

• No. 17. to John Donagh at £75. 

• No. 1 . on the north side of the river Liffey to 
John Connolly at £60. 

• No. 2. to James Smith at £47. 

' No, 3. to sir Thomas Blackall, knight, at £55. 
' No. 4. to John Connolly at £55. 

• No. 5. to Thomas Dry at £45. 
' No. 6. to Thomas Dry at £60. 



DXTBLIN ASSEMBLY EOLL, 1778. 33' 

Bou xxiii. « No. 7. to John Connolly at £38. im 

m. 183 6. '^ ClcMka 

' No. 8. to Thomas Dry at £60. stwtr 

• 'No. 9. to Patrick M'Cann, at £40. north Sde. 

' No. ]0. to James Smith at £43. 

* No. 11. to John Keating at £41. 
'No. 12. to John Connolly at £55. 
' No. 13. to James Smith at £40. 

'Wg also inform your honours, that several of the^^-^^, 
former contractors having complained to us that they ""^^^^^^ 
were not regularly paid their warrants and that many 
of them remained unpaid, we agreed that every con- 
tractor should be paid every three months and if it Payment, 
should happen that the city treasurer should not be in 
cash to pay them, that then each warrant signed by 
the Lord Mayor on the city treasurer should bear an 
interest of £6. per cent, from the date, provided it shall intewBt. 
appear to the Lord Mayor that the contractor to whom 
said warrant was granted has called for payment of 
the same once in every month and has been refused.' 
m. 182. And the said commons, praying to confirm the said order, 

report and make the same an act of assembly: it was 
thereupon granted, the committee's report confirmed 
and made an act of assembly 

[8.] Certain of the commons, setting forth that the Tradet- 
committee appointed for examining tradesmen's bills "•'^" * • 
have made the annexed report of the 17th September, 
1778. 

' We met on that occasion and carefully examined Beport. 

the following bills, videlicet : 

'Two bills of Benjamin Eaton for £40 12s. 4Jd., Bin.. 
£3 15s. 5|d., to be deducted, it being charged for work 
done at Newgate and for which' he should obtain a pre- 
sentment, so that the balance which we allowed is but 
£36 16s. lid. 

• Mr. Thomas Todd Faulkner's bill for £139 17s. 9Jd., 
out of which we deducted the sum of 10s. lOd., which 
should be charged to the guild of merchants, and 13s., 

VOL. xni. D 



34 



DUBLIN ASSSHBLT ROLL, 1778. 



1771. 

Tni4M- 

m«n'e 
bill*. 



Ord«r. 



Hjmamt, 

▲adit of 

irMMorer'i 
acoouuts. 



Beport. 

dty 
treMorer. 



to the grand jury, the balance allowed is £138 S^^}£***- 
138. lljd. 

• Mr. Timothy Dyton's bill for printing £29 3b. lid. 
•The Freeman's Journal bill for £3 12s. 7d. 

• John Hillary's bill for £13 Os. IJd. 

• Executors of Oliver Nelson's bill for £26 IBs. 6d-, 
£1 10s. whereof we have deducted, it being charged for 
printing summonses for the guild of merchants, so that 
the balance allowed is but £25 6s. 6d. 

• John Lee's bill for newspapers, £7 10s. 8d. 

• Mr. John Russell's bill for lighting the city globes 
for two years ending 1st May, £116 IBs, 8d. 

•Isaac Poole's bill for tin work, globes, etc., £4 
16s. Id. 

•Richard Raper's bill for glazing £17 9s. lOd., out 
of which we deducted 4s. for work done by him at the 
Sheriffs' office, so that the balance is £17 Bs. lOd. 

• James Elliott's bill for slating, £9 8s. Sfd. 

• Mr. Whitestone's bill for upholder's work, £8 148., 
which should be allowed him, on alderman Sevan's 
certifying that he had employed him to do the work 
charged in the bill. 

'Mr. George Oaimcross's bill for painting, £38 
4s. 4Jd., which we have passed and ordered on his 
making the usual affidavit. 

•AH which said several bills after the deductions 
above set forth, we apprehend should be paid to them.' 

Report confirmed, made an act of assembly, and that 
the city treasurer do, on the Lord Mayor's warrant, 
pay the several persons the sums reported due to them. 

[9.] Certain of the commons, setting forth that them.i8i». 
committee appointed for auditing the treasurer's 
accounts have made the annexed report of the 2nd July, 
1778. 

• We, the committee appointed to audit the accounts 
of alderman Benjamin Qeale, city treasurer for the 



DUBLIN ASSEMBLY ROLL, 1778. 36 . 

2^*1 ™^- rents, issues and profits of the said city revenue com- 1779. 
mencing Michaelmas 1776 and ending Michaelmas 
1777, and for casualties ending at the same time. We 
have examined the said accounts and vouchers relative Accounts, 
thereto with the strictest care and attention, the 
accomptant laid before us a rental of the city's estate Bentai of 

^ '^ city estate. 

as it stood on the 29th day of September last, together 
with the arrears of rent due, and together with such 
incidental issues and profits accruing in the said year 
amounting in the whole to £34,679 6s. 7Jd. 

* We find the disbursements including the arrears of S^nr"!"*" 
rent due amounting to £9,782 13s. 4fd., and also a 

sum of £1,184, insolvent arrears struck out by act of ArrearB. 

assembly, amounting in the whole to £34,238 16s. 3d., 

to which the sum of £1,130 12s., poundage on £22,772 

2s. lOJd., net money paid being added, makes the dis- Discharge. 

charge amount to £36,377 8s. 3d., so that there appears 

due to the treasurer upon this account £698 Is. 7f d. 

* We inform your honours, that the whole accounts Account*, 
being stated with the utmost accuracy, we unanimously 
resolved, that the thanks of the comn^ittee be presented Thanks, 
to alderman Benjamin Geale for the very particular Qeaie, 
attention paid by him to the city accounts and for the 
faithful discharge of the trust reposed in him.' 

Granted, the committee's report confirmed and made ord*r. 
an act of assembly. 

[10.] Alderman Thomas Emerson and Benjamin Emewon. 
Eaton, setting forth that the committee to whom their Eaton 
petition was referred have made the annexed report of 
the 12th September, 1778. 

*We, the committee appointed for inspecting cityBeport. 
m. Ml. leases near expiring, met on the 16th day of September 
and took the same into consideration and alderman 
Emerson having attended and being informed by him Emerton. 
that as the city could not make him a lease as agreed Lease, 
on at the time of the setting part of the premises, o^ 



86 DXTBLIN ASSEMBLY HOLL, 1778. 

^^ which he built being ground belonging to the vicars S^igi!^' 
lljfjf^^' choral of Saint Patrick's and that he had laid out a 
PatTick'fl. g^^ Qf £380, in building a good dwelling House on the 
premises, on the presumption of getting a lease agree- 
able to the setting. Alderman Emerson proposed to 
sutrendw. ^g^ tj^g^j |jq ^j]j g^irrender his interest in the premises 
s»»°>- if the corporation will pay him said sum of £380, or 

give him the city's obligation for the same, which 
proposal we thought a very fair one and agreed thereto 
and determined that on his surrendering the same, that 
Public cant, gj^jj premises shall be advertised by public cant to the 
liighest bidder and that the person who shall be 
'^^"•- declared the tenant shall pay down as a fine the sum 

of £50, and we recommend to your Honours to apply to 
the vicars choral for a renewal of your present lease, 
20 years whereof are expired. We again met on the 
25th day of September to take into consideration two 
Buis. |3J||g referred to us by the committee of tradesmen's 
Mathews, j^jjig^ ^^^ |jj|| ^f Thomas Mathews, city surveyor, 
amounting to £45 4s. 3d., for business done by him, 
which bill we examined and are of opinion the same 
st«pb«iiK>ii. Q^gj^|. ^^ Y)e paid, and also a bill of George Stephenson's 
of £40, for building a wall at Arundel court, which 
^**^*'*** was done by agreement, and we are of opinion that 

said sum should be paid to him.* 

^^'^^"' Eeport confirmed, made an act of assembly, and 

Debenture, (u^t city debentures be passed to alderman Emerson 

for the sum of £380, at £4 per cent., that application 

ohonS be made to the vicars choral for a renewal of tHe city's 



present lease, and also that the committee be empowered 
to give the necessary directions to bring ejectments 
and sue the several tenants who are in arrears to the 
city in one year's rent or upwards so as to enable the 
corporation to discharge some of tHe pressing demands 
' on the city, 
lawafe'nt [H.] Edward Scriven, setting forth that the com- 



RoUzdii. 
m. 181. 



in.lgl». 



1B.U0. 



DUBtIK ASSleiCBtY BOLL, 1778. 87 

mittee appointed to settle his accounts have made their itts, 
report of the 13th October instant* 

•We met upon that occasion and after minutely B«port. 
examining the same find that he hath transacted your 
honour's business from the 26th of March 1770, to the ^«»«"*^ 
30th. of April last, which with the several sums of 
money disbursed by him amount to the sum of £441 
9s. 7id., and he has received and for which he has 
given credit the sum of £208 Bs. 8d., so that there 
remains due to him the sum of £233 38. lljd. We 
also find that there is due to different offices and 
lawyers the sum of £229 Os. 7d., which added to the said 
sum of £233 3s. 11 Jd., makes the sum of £462 4s. GJd., sum due. 
due in that department which we are of opinion and 
do recommend should be paid. We called upon Mr. 
Soriven for such of the city deeds as he might have in citjde«i». 
his possession and he declared all he had together with 
the book of charters and old toll dish, which we 
delivered to the Town Clerk.' TownCJtrk 

Granted, report confirmed and made an act ofor.ier. 
assembly, and that the city treasurer doi, on the Lord 
Mayor's warrant, pay to Mr. Scriven the sum of £233 Payment. 
3s. 11^., as for his part of the bills of cost, as also 
the further sum of £229 Os. 7d., to enable him to pay 
the lawyers and other fees returned due by his bills of Feee 
cost, said several sums to be allowed in his accounts. 

[12.] Certain of the commons, praying to have the 
city seal affixed to a lease and letter of attorney for^*^^*- 
holding in George's lane in possession of Peter Seguin ^J^^ 
in order to bring an ejectment on the title : whereupon ®^'**"- 
it was granted. 

[13.] Certain of the commons^ praying to have the 
city seal affixed to a lease and letter of attorney forLeaw. 
part of the lands of Baldoyle in the possession of John Baidojie. 
Templeton in order to bring an ejectment on the title : Tempieton 
whereupon it was granted. 



38 DUBLIN ASSEMBLY BOLL, 1778. 

1778. [14.] Benjamin Taylor, prayiiig. to be paid usual ^^^** 

Qnad' allowance for attending grand juries and summoning 

jaries. prosecutors in criminal cases^ for half a year ending 

this assembly : whereupon it was ordered, that the city 

Payment, treasurer do, on the Lord Mayor's warrant, pay the 

petition the sum of £22 16s., in consideration of his 

trouble in summoning prosecutors, etc., pursuant to the 

above petition. 

[16.] Certain of the commons, praying that some 
method be adopted to ascertain the qualification of 
Office of persons elected into the office of Sheriffs: whereupon 
it was ordered, that for the future, the Sheriffs shall 
Oath for demand the following oath to be taken by each of the 
MthSJd. persons to be returned by them to the Board of Alder- 
men to be elected Sheriffs, and that any person refusing 
to take said oath shall be deemed disqualified, provided 
that the absence of any of them from the city shall be 
a sufficient dispensation from the oath until an oppor- 
tunity, offers. 
Oath. ** I, A. B. do swear that I am worth in estate and 

possession £2,000, sterling, over and above all my just 
debts '' 

[16.] Certain of the commons, praying to have new 

Serjeants at gowus providod for the Serjeants at mace: whereupon 

NewgownB. it was Ordered, that ten gowns be provided for the 

Serjeants at maco, under the directions of the Lord 

Mayor, the same to be deposited in a oheeit in the 

Mayoralty House and to be given out occasionally to 

the Serjeants at mace on their attending the Lord Mayor 

Expenee. and Sheriffs, the expense of providing said gowns to be 

paid by the city treasurer on the Lord Mayor's warrant, 

the same to be allowed in his accounts. 

Osbfey. [17.] William Osbrey, praying to be continued 

keeper. Marshal of the Marshalsca of the city of Dublin: 

whereupon it was ordered, that the above named 

William Osbrey be and is hereby continued Marshal 

keeper to the city of Dublin during the city's pleasure, 



DITBLIV ASSKMBtT EOLL, 1778. 39 

BouniiL not ezoeeding <»ie year ending next Michaelmas itts. 

■.180*. assembly 1779, with all the just feee and perquisites fm*. 
belonging to said emplojrment and that the petitioner 
shall be bound in a bond of £3,000, and find three Bond. 
sureties each to be bound in separate bonds of £1,000, 
for indemnifying the city from all escapes and for the 
due execution of said employment, that he shall on 
Monday in every week make and return a list on oath Botvmof 

"^ "^ persons in 

of every person in his custody upon any action or®"***^- 
execution or other process whatsoever from the Tholsel 
city court, distinguishing at whose suit such person 
hath been kept in actual custody or not, said security 
to be approved of by the Lord Mayor and Sheriffs and 
entered into in one week from this date or this order for 
continuing the petitioner to be void. 

[18.] Nathaniel Trumbull, praying to be continued Trambnii. 
water bailiff : whereupon it was ordered, that the above b^iiiff. 
named Nathaniel Trumbull be and is hereby continued 
one of the water bailiffs of this city during the city's 
pleasure, not exceeding one year ending Michaelmas 
assembly 1779* with the usual fees and perquisites, he 
giving such security to save the city harmless and for 
the faithful execution of his said employment, as the 
Lord Mayor and Sheriffs shall approve of. 

[19.] Dalway Clements^ praying to be appointed bason cismente. 
keeper in the room of John Qrealy removed : whereupon k««i^r. 
it was ordered, the petitioner be and is hereby appointed ^^^ 
bason keeper during the city's pleasure, not exceeding 
one year ending Michaelmas 1779, at the usual weekly 
allowanca 

[20.] Thomas Massey> praying to be appointed one of MasMj. 
the Serjeants at mace of the city of Dublin : whereupon ""«». 
it was ordered, that the within named Thomas Massey 
be and is hereby appointed one of the Serjeants at mace 
during the city's pleasure, not exceeding one year end- ^pjj^"^ 
'^^' ing next Michaelmas 1779, upon his giving such 



40 



DtTBLIK ASSBMBtY EOLL, 



Ills. 



1778. 
Silver 



Waller, 
oity beadle 



Payment. 



Ballast 
Ofice. 



Report 
Gabbards. 



Lighthoube. 
Abutment.! 

WalL 



Grant. 

Lord 

Banelagb. 

Stonei. 



Cash. 

Balance. 

Hart. 



Ballast 

Office 

acoounU. 



security for the faithful discharge of the duties of said Rou^ 
office and redelivery of the silver mace, as the Lord 
Mayor and Sheriffs shall approve of, said security to be 
entered into in one month from this date, or this order 
for continuing the petitioner to be void. 

[21 .J John Waller one of the city beadles praying 
usual allowance to enable him to pay the rent of his 
room : whereupon it was ordered, that the city treasurer 
do, on the Lord Mayor's warrant, pay petitioner £3. 

[22.] The report of the committee of directors of the 
Ballast Office to the general assembly, the 14th of 
October, 1778. 

* Since their last report, we continued the repairs of 
the old gabbards and the building the new gabbard, 
which they expect to have launched the next month. 
They also made a considerable progress in the work for 
securing the lighthouse and have the pleasure to find 
that the late storms, though the wind blew from un- 
favourable points, did not do any damage to the abut- 
ment in its unfinished state, which they consider as a 
proof that it will answer the intended purpose. 

* We have determined to proceed in building 160 feet 
of the Ballast Office wall next spring. We have not 
received any part of the last parliamentary grant, but 
they have given lord Ranelagh bills on the treasury for 
£600, which is due to him for stones, after the payment 
of which £860, will remain due exclusive of pells and 
poundage. 

* An Abstract of the cash is hereunto annexed, which 
we have examined and find there is a balance of £4,176 
Is. lid., in the hands of alderman Henry Hart, Ballast 
Master, on the Ballast Office fund, and £3,132 16b. 3 Jd., «. 179 6. 
overpaid by him on the account of the public money, 

all which is submitted to your honours. 

* Signed by twelve of the committee.' 
State of the Ballast Office accounts from the 16th day 



l>tTBtlN ASSEMBLY BOLL, 1?78. 41 

saizjuL of July last inclusive, to the 14th day of October, 1778, ^^^ 
exclusive. ofice 



Ballast Office. Dr. 


£ B. d. 


To balance of last quarters abstract 


... 8864 e 10 


To cash received since ... ... ^ 


... 1888 10 2 




£6;M1 


Per contra, Or. 


£ s. a. 


By caah paid for raising ballast 


... 278 1 


By CBsli paid for repairing the piles 


... 126 14 2 


By caah paid salaries 


... 150 18 9 


By cash paid rent and contingencies 


... 134 7 2 




... 294 2 


,By cash paid for account of the lighthouse ... 


9 


By cash paid interest 


... 72 


BybaJfinoe 


^ 4176 111 




£6;341 



Ballast Oi&ce for the public money, Dr. 

£ 8. d. 



To 



Per contra, Or. 

£ 8. d. 

By cash overpaid per last quarter's abstract ... ... 8020 18 9^ 

By cash expended since on the pier •. ... ... HI 18 8 



ir3,13215 3^ 



1778. October 16. — Granted, the committee's report order, 
confirmed and made an act of assembly and the com- 
mittee continued and to proceed as they shall think 
proper and that the commons do name one of the 
commons to be of the committee, in the room of William 
Worthington, one of the present High Sheriffs. worthing. 

[One of the commons :] John Sherwodd. sherwood. 

F.R, 1778- October 16. — Admissions to franchise. rnmchise. 

oT' 1778. October 16.— Declaration and signatures. g^"*' 



42 DUBLIN ASSBMBLY BOLL, 1779. 

17W. 1779. January 19.— Post Assembly. m^iTH^ 

[1.] " We, the Lord Mayor and Board of Aldermen of 

Nomina, the clty of Dublm, have this day nominated and 

aidemaD. retumed, George Sutton of Lower Ormond quay, John 
Rose of Saint Andrew street, William Alexander of 
Lower Abbey street, and Henry Gore Sankey of 
Grafton street as fit persons to serve in the place of 
alderman of the said city, and do hereby return the 
names with the additions of the said persons to you the 
Sheriffs and Commons of the said city in order to your 
electing one of the said four persons an alderman of the 

uiohtrd said city in the room of alderman Richard French, 

French, •' ' 

deoeMod. deceased." 

" Anthony King, Lord Mayor." 

[2.] "We, the Sheriffs and Commons of the city of 

Election. Dublin, have this day elected by ballot from among the 

four Sheriffs' Peers retumed to this house by the Lord 

William Mayor and Board of Aldermen, William Alexander, 

Alexander, 

alderman, junior, of Lowor Abbey street, to the place of an alder- 
man of the said city, in the room of alderman Richard 
French, deceased. 
" William Worthington, Richard Moncrieffe, Sheriffs.*^ 

* Anthony King. — Killner Swettenham. — Thomas 
Emerson. — James Hamilton. — James Horan. — James 
Shiel. — Henry Bevan. — John Tucker- — Nathaniel 
Warren.* 

1779. January 22.— Fourth Friday after the 2Bthm.ioo. 
of December, 1778. 
of*dta?" [1.] Auditors of the city accounts for the last year, 
■ooonnts. qj. g^^y nine Qf them. 

Lord Mayor, Sheriffs, masters of the works, aldermen 
Dunn, Crampton, Fetherston, sir Thomas Blackall, 
Lightburne, Lynam^' Swettenham, Warren, Tucker, 
messieurs George Sutton, Robert Home, Hutton, Kirk- 
patrick, Qinn, Sherwin, John Jones, McGregor, 



DUBLIN AS8BMBLT SOLL, 1779. 43 

HfiS^ Giffard, Burrowes, Pemberton, Jonathan Binns, John iTTt. 
Hart, Eichard Manders, Bloxam, Tandy, Webster, 
Mulhem'. 

[2.] Certain of the commons, praying that the late Jgj^^ 

Lord Mayor be reimbursed his expenses in providing "**• 

horses and servants for the state coach : whereupon it 

m-uo*. was ordered, that the city treasurer do, on the Lord 

Mayor's warrant, pay alderman William Dunn, lately*'*'*- 
Lord Mayor, the sum of £B0, sterling. 

[3.] Certain of the commons, setting forth that the 
committee for better supplying the city with pipe water ^^j^«* 
have made the annexed report of the 18th day of 
January, 1779. 

* We have proceeded in the business committed to Beport. 
our care with the utmost attention and inform your 
honours, that since our last report, a complaint wascompuint. 
made to us by your engineer, that an encroachment 
was made by erecting a stone and brick wall on the w»ub, 
city's ground at the narrow passage adjoining Mr. 
Arthur Guinness's concerns, by means whereof, the^jJJ^ 
oflScers of the pipe water were prevented from examining 
the state of the back course. We appointed a sub- Jjjj^. 
committee to enquire into the nature of said encroach- 
ment and who caused it to be made, and were informed 
that such walls were erected by Mr. Guinness, we 



Lawagwit. 
Case. 



thereupon directed your law agent to prepare a case 
and lay the same before Mr. Eecorder for his opinion Beoorder. 
and advice relative to said encroachment, in order to 
enable your committee to proceed accordingly. 

'Several complaints having been made by the in- 
habitants from time to time of want of water, we 52S^.**' 
apprehend that such complaints arose from the coUec- couecton. 
tors' and turncocks' inattention to their duty, and that Turncock, 
when complaints were made to them, that they on>itted 
giving the proper officers or the committee information 
thereof, alleging at times that there were no complaints 



44 



t^XTBLllT ASSBMBLT ROLL, lll^k 



1779. 



Residenco. 



Notice 
board. 



Watch- 
houses. 



Fires. 



Water 
bore. 

Stiibbs' 
ground. 



Eustace 
bleach 
green. 
Boriyen 



Betomsof 

sums 

collected. 



Disixaining 
wanants. 



Taxdy, 

Exchequer 

street, 

sugar 

baker. 

Newport, 

turncock. 



made to them, to prevent which in future and the better Sj^i^j" 
to enable the complainants to find the said collectors 
out, we ordered that they should reside in the different 
divisions of which they were severally collectors and 
that they should also fix up a board at their respective 
dwellings, denoting their occupations, etc., and also 
ordered that they should severally send an account of 
their places of residence to the several watch-houses in m. i». 
the city there to be posted up, in order that they may 
be sent to, to attend any accidental fires which may 
happen. 

* A complaint having been laid before us, that a bore 
was laid down into one Stubbs' ground adjoining the 
canal, which diverted the water out of its course into 
one Eustace's ground, to supply said Eustace's bleach 
green, etc., we directed Mr. Scriven to make enquiry 
into the nature of said complaint, to enable him to 
prosecute the offenders, and in the meantime, we 
ordered said Stubbs and Eustace to be summoned to 
attend your committee on our next sitting. 

*The collectors being obliged to make returns to 
your committee on every Monday, being their meeting 
days, of the several sums by them collected the pre- 
ceding week, and your committee finding that they 
were not so attentive in that department as they should, 
and being called upon to know the reason, they alleged 
that some people refused payment, whereupon we 
ordered, that each person should be distrained agreeable 
to act of parliament and that said collectors should 
respectively apply for distraining warrants from time 
to time, as occasion should require. 

* Mr. Tardy of Exchequer street, sugar baker, having 
complained of want of water for a considerable time 
and it appearing that Newport, who is turncock to 
Mr. Elliott, Received Half a crown for supplying said 
Mr. Tardy with water, which he received in abundance 



SoazziiL 
dl1». 



DUBLIN ASSEMBLY BOLL, 1779. 45 

for that time only, we ordered said Mr. Elliott to turn "J*- 

•^ Dim 

off said Newport, as soon as he could get some person 
to fill that station, which he promised to do. 

* Anthony Jolly and Bryan Murtagh having laid a Martagh. 
proposal before your committee to undertake the 
digging, filling down, ramming, and treading the 
ground over such part of the pipe water works, as 
should be taken up for laying down new mains or^*''"**^* 
repairing the old ones, we agreed to said proposal with 

some alterations and had an article prepared and per- 
fected by them. 

*The reports of the proceedings and of the works JJj^ 
done and necessary to be done from time to time, Mr. 
Mylne lays before your committee in a very satisfactory 
manner. On the 14th day of December last, Mr. 
Scriven attended your committee and laid before them scrfTen. 
Mr. Eecorder's opinion on Mr. Mylne's report and also 
his opinion on a case laid before him relative to tKe 
interruption in the watercourse at Mr. Guinness's g^^J^'* 
brewery, on receiving which said opinion, we ordered 
the city agent to proceed against Mr. Guinness in 
manner thereby prescribed. 

* Your committee on receiving the treasurer's ab- ZiSSSSI" 
stract, by which there appeared a very large balance 

in his hands on the pipe water accounts and that he 
was greatly in advance on the general account of the 
city, we ordered that £3,000, part of said balance, Botone*. 
should be deducted from said pipe water accounts and 
added to the general accounts of the city. 

* Your committee finding that some of the workmen worimMi.!! 
belonging to the pipe water works are sometimes atten- 
tive in assisting accidental fires, apprehend they should ^*J!*'t 
be empowered to reward such persons as are useful on B«w»rd.i 
such occasions. 

*We inform your honours, that we ordered the 
supervisors to lay before us an account of the arrears ^w»"- ! 



46 DUBLIN ASSEMBLY ROLL, 1779. 

i77». due on the pipe water revenue and at the same time^^'J^^*- 

coiiectoni. that the collectors should lay before us an account of 
Hoawj, the several houses in their respective divisions that are 
Mains. not Supplied with water for want of mains being laid 
down, and said collectors in the meantime to return an 
account of the arrears due in their respective divisions. 
<-'»▼•. *0n the 7th instant Mr. Cave returned to us a 

Account, general account of the pipe water revenue, by which it 
appears that the rent due for pipe water, due the 2Bth 
day of March last, was £6,636 17s. Id., that the sum 
received to that time amounts to £3,037 17s. 6d., and 
due"^ that the balance due on the pipe water account to the 
said 25th day of March, was £3,B98 19s. 7d., which 
balance for such part thereof as is recoverable if col- 
lected would be of essential service in carrying on the 
very heavy and expensive works necessary to be carried 
on and completed. 

* On the 15th instant we met and it appearing to us, »»• i«« 
money!' that the Several sums of money received and borrowed 
BeTenne. ou accouut of the pipe watcr revenue were not appro- 
priated to the uses for which they were intended, your 
committee came to a resolution. 
Stom*** 'That for the future, no part of the pipe water 
Approprift- revenue or any money borrowed for the works be appro- 
priated to any other use, save to the several uses of 
carrying on their works, paying their oflBcers, etc.. 
until they have discharged the several sums borrowed 
Bum to on that credit, except the sum £1,600, annually to be 

be paid to 

iTMtmrer P^^^ *^ ^^^ ^^^^ trcasurcr for the use of the city in part 
compensation of several sums expended by them pre- 
vious to the late account upon the said works.' 

Order. It was thereupon granted, the committee's report 

confirmed and made an act of assembly, and the 
committee continued and to proceed as they shall think 
proper. 

[4.] Certain of the commons, setting forth that tha 



DTJBLIN ASSEMBLY EOLL, 1779. 47 

Jj^aJf"^ committee appointed to prepare an inscription to bei77». 
affixed nnder Lord Townshend's picture in the Mansion ijjrf 
House, have made the annexed report of the 11th SSSuJin 
December, 1778. S^"* 

* We, the committee appointed to prepare an inscrip- »•»««*. 
tion to be affixed under Lord Townshend's picture in 
the Mayoralty House, have agreed to the following, 
videlicet. 

" George, Lord Viscount Townshend, late Lord Lieu- i«tcriptio«. 
tenant General and General Governor of Ireland, 
during whose administration the octennial bill was 
obtained, and to whose strenuous and successful efforts 
in the British senate, this country stands indebted for 
many salutary laws tending to promote our trade and 
manufactures." 

And the said commons, praying to confirm the said <>«*«• 
report and make the same an act of assembly : it was 
thereupon ordered, ttat the following inscription be 
affixed under Lord Townshend's picture, videlicet. 

" George, Lord Viscount Townshend, Lord Lieutenant iMcription 
General and General Governor of Ireland, during 
BLissk. whose administration the octennial bill was obtained, 
and to whose strenuous and successful efforts in the 
British senate, this country in a great measure stands 
indebted for many salutary laws tending to promote 
our trade and manufactures." 

[5.] Certain of the commons, praying freedom toF»n«ws«. 
Earl Nugent for his strenuous and successful exertions ^^Jjent 
in the British senate to promote our trades and manu- ttwIm. 
factures: whereupon it was granted, for the reasons tuiet. 
in the petition set fortE. 

[6.] Thomas Knox, mace bearer and officer of com- £i%r."*** 
mens, praying to be continued at his augmented salary * saiarx. 
whereupon it was granted, that he be continued at his 
augmented salary until next Michaelmas assembly. 

[7.] Henry Mountain, on behalf of himself and the mSJSuiii. 



48 DUBLIN ASSEMBLY ROLL, 1779. 

City music. 



}^- rest of the city music, praying to be continued and m?^^*"' 



considered for last year's attendance: whereupon it 
was ordered, that the city treasurer do, on the Lord 

Payment, jfayo^'g warrant, pay the city mu»ic the sum of £60, 
for their last year's attendance, the same to be allowed 
in his accounts, that they be continued in said station 
for one year ending next Christmas assembly 1780, at 

^n^^ an allowance of £30, sterling, for said year, if they 
shall think proper to accept of said sum, and if not, 
that the chief magistrate be empowered to employ 
others in their stead at said allowance. 
f8.] Patrick Domin, praying to be paid £18 10s. 6d., 



Dornin. 
Elm trees In 



saint^ ^ for planting elm trees in Saint Stephen's Green : 
Qreea. * whcreupou it was ordered, that the within petitioner 
^**'*^' be referred to alderman Horan, who is hereby re- 
quested to examine the several trees planted by the 
petitioner, and to report to the right honourable the 
Lord Mayor such of them as he apprehends the peti- 
payroent fjoner ought to be paid for, and that his Lordship do 
order the petitioner to be paid agreeable to such report. 
oStnJS^S. [9-] Henry Roe, praying to be continued gaoler of »**• ^^* 
Newgate: whereupon it was ordered, that the above 
named Henry Boe be continued gaoler of Newgate 
during the city's pleasure, not exceeding one year 
ending next Christmas assembly 1780, upon his giving 
such security for indemnifying the city from all 
escapes and for the faithful discharge of the duties of 
said office, as the Lord Mayor and Sheriffs shall 
approve. 
MriSSt at f-*^^'! ^^^®^ Hargrave, praying to be continued one 
"^^•- of the Serjeants at mace: whereupon it was ordered, 
that the above named Robert Hargrave be and is 
hereby continued one of the Serjeants at mace during 
the city's pleasure, not exceeding one year ending next 
Christmas assembly 1780, he giving such security for 
the faithful discharge of the duties of said office and 



DUBLIN ASSEliBLT EOLL, 1779. 49 

Koii^dii redelivery of the silver mace, as the Lord Mayor and itt*. 

Sheriffs shall approve of, said security to be entered 8«««<*y 
into in one month from this date, or this order for 
continuing the petitioner to be void. 

[11.] David Gass, the like, like order. <**^ 

[12.] John Bamett, the like, like order. Bwmett. 

[13.] To the right honourable the Lord Mayor, 
Sheriffs, commons, and citizens of the city of Dublin. 

" I, Francis Christian, late of Eustace street in said eSSS"* 
city, cook and vintner, do request of the said Lord cSS^ind 
Mayor, Sheriffs, commons, and citizens of the said ^*"*"*'' 



m. Ii7&. 



city of Dublin to accept of my resignation of place, tionf 
as one of the commons of said city in the corporation SS5k* 
of cooks and vintners, and that some other person be 
appointed in my room and stead to serve in said cor- 
poration, given under my hand this 6th day of 

November, 1778. 

" Francis Christian." 

Ordered, that the within resignation of Francis ^'*•'• 
Christian, as one of the commons of the common council 
of this city be accepted of. 

[14.] The report of the committee of directors of the 
Ballast Office to the general assembly, the 20th ofSflM.^ 
January, 1779. 

* Since our last report to your honours, we finished Report, 
the building of the new gabbards and continued the 
repairs of the old gabbards, and also made a very con- ^•^^•'ds 
siderable progress in the building of the abutment for 

the security of the lighthouse. J-^JJJ; 

* Your committee, intending to proceed with the 
building of the new wall next spring, published anNewwaii. 
advertisement, that they would receive proposals for 
supplying mountain stone blocks, in consequence of 
which, they have contracted with Mr. Hugh Combs, combs, 
whose proposals were the most reasonable of any re- 
ceived, to furnish 2,000 stones at 7s. each, which is stonw 
28. 6d. per stone less than was formerly paid. 

VOL. xm. H 



60 



DUBLIN ASSEMBLY ROLL, 1779. 



1779. 
Caih. 

Balance. 



Hart 



Order. 

Peciioui. 

Ezpensev. 
Bereniies. 



Carleton. 



Oflce 
accounts. 



* An abstract of the cash is hereunto annexed, which ^^i*i*' 

' TO. 1H7 *. 

we have examined and find there is a balance of 

£4,431 13s. 2d., in the hands of alderman Henry 

Hart, Ballast Master, on the Ballast Office fund, and 

£3,587 28. 0}d., overpaid by him on account of the 

public money, all which is humbly submitted to your 

honours. 

* Signed by eight of the committee.' 

22nd January, 1779. 

Granted, the committee's report confirmed and made 
an act of assembly, and the committee continued to 
proceed as they shall think proper, excepting that they 
be not empowered for the future to grant pensions or 
donations, but report them to the assembly, and that 
the committed do make a strict enquiry how the ex- 
penses of the office may be curtailed and the revenues 
thereof increased, and the commons do name one of the 
commons to be of the committee in the room of Mr. 
alderman Alexander. 

[One of the commons:] Mr. George Carleton. 

State of the Ballast Office accounts from the 14th m. iw. 
of October last inclusive, to the 29th day of January, 
1779, exclusive. 



Ballast Office, Dr. 


£ s. d. 


To balance of last quftrtei's abstract 


... 4176 1 U 


To cash received since 


... 916 2 1 




£5,002 4 


Per contra, Or. 


£ 8. d. 


By cash paid for raising ballast ... 


... 200 9 9 


By cash paid for repairs on the piles 


... UO 9 6 


By cash paid salarias 


... 195 13 9 


By cash i>aid for building and repairing gabbards 


... 75 8 6^ 


By cash paid rent and contingencies 


... 54 9 3i 


By cosh paid interest 


... 24 


By balance transferred to the next quarter ... 


... 4431 IS 2 




£6,002 4 



DUBLIN ASSEMBLY ROLL, 1779. 61 



BoDxxiiL 



1779. 



^ ^ . BaUast Office for the public money, J>t. fvm!!'^ 



£ ■. d. 
To cash at hie majevty^e treasary by diafte in tevonr of Lord 

Banelash ^ ... ... ^ .. 600 

Tobalaaoeaxpeoded... ... — ... ... S567 3 0| 



iMBoe 
ftoooonte. 



£4,187 2 0^ 



Per contra, Cr. 

£ ■. d. 

By balance overpaid the last qnart«r ... ... ... 3133 15 3| 

By cash eExpended sisoe on the pier ........ 1064 6 9 



£4,187 3 04 



F.B. 1779. January 22. — Admissions to franchise. FranoWte, 

B.106L '^ 



<^ 3. 1779. January 22. — Declaration and signatures. 



Declara- 
tion. 



ntiaefc 1779^ February 24.— Post Assembly. 

[1.] Certain of the commons, for freedom to the '«»«"«• 
honourable Augustus Keppel, Admiral of the Blue, ^'Jjjjjj^ 
for his brave and prudent conduct of the fleet under 
his command on the 27th and 28th days of July last, 
when he maintained the honour of the British flag: 
whereupon it was ordered, that the freedom of this 
city be presented to the honourable Augustus Keppel, 
Admiral of the Blue, in a box of shillelah oak properly Box of 

' r r- .7 Hhillelah 

ornamented, for his able and spirited conduct on the o»k- 
27th and 28th days of July last, by which he forced 
the French fleet to an engagement and obliged them J"n«i» 
to retire to their ports, adding security thereby to the 
commerce of these nations and lustre to the British 
flag, and that aldermen Dunn, Oeale, Horan, and committee. 
Alcock, and four of the commons to be named by the 
commons, be a committee for this purpose. 

[The four of the commons:] Mr. John Hunt, Mr. commone. 
Mathew, Mr. Rose, Mr. Locker. 

' Anthony King. — Philip Crampton, — Benj amin 



52 DUBLIN ASSEMBLY ROLL, 1779. 

^™' Geale. — Francis Fetherston. — Thomas Blackall.— »;>» "°«- 

m. IBS o. 

Joseph Lynam. — John Tucker. — George Alcock. — 
James Hamilton ' 

1779. April 16.— Second Friday after Easter.^ m. isa 

Lord ^"^ [1.] " We, the Lord Mayor and Board of Aldermen of 
the city of Dublin, have this day elected alderman 
James Hamilton to serve in the place or oflfice of Lord 
Mayor of the said city for the ensuing year commencing 
from Michaelmas next and do hereby return the said 
James Hamilton to you the Sheriffs and Commons of 
the said city for your approbation. 

** Anthony King, Lord Mayor." 

"We, the Sheriffs and Commons of the city of 

Dublin in common council assembled, have this day by 

SjJd^***°' ballot approved of alderman James Hamilton to serve 

*'^**'* in the office of Lord Mayor of the said city for the 

ensuing year commencing Michaelmas next. 

" William Worthington, Richard Moncrieffe, Sheriffs." 

to?siSriir° [2-] " We, the Sheriffs and Commons of the common m. w . 
council of the city of Dublin have this day by ballot 
nominated the following eight freemen of the said city 
resident within the said city or the liberties thereto 
adjoining, each of them worth in real and personal 
estate in possession the sum of £2,000, sterling, over 
and above all their just debts, that is to say, William 
James of Bride street, merchant, James Darquier of 
Essex quay, merchant, John Locker of Parliament 
street, goldsmith, John Exshaw of Dame street, 
stationer, Patrick M*Loughlin of Francis street, 
merchant, Thomas Fleming of Smock alley, stationer, 
John Stewart of Pill lane, merchant, and Samuel Reed 
of Cook street, carpenter, as fit persons to serve in the 
office of Sheriffs of the said city, and do hereby return 



1 EoBter day, 4 April, 1779. 



DUBLIN ASSEMBLY ROLL, 1779. 53 

BoUxjdiL the names with the additions of the said eight persons 1779. 
to you the Lord Mayor and aldermen of the said city, ^^^^^^ 
in order to your electing two of the said persons to be 
Sheriffs of the said city for the ensuing year com- 
mencing from Michaelmas next. 
" William Worthington, Richard Moncrieffe, Sheriffs." 

" We, the Lord Mayor and Board of Aldermen of 
the city of Dublin, have this day elected by ballot 
James Darquier of Essex quay, merchant, and Patrick S^ISS- 
M'Loughlin of Francis street, merchant, out of the eight siMrifl*. 
persons returned to us by the Sheriffs and Commons 
as fit persons to serve in the office of Sheriffs of the said 
city for the ensuing year commencing from Michaelmas 
next. 

" Anthony King, Lord Mayor." 

[3.] Same day the following resolutions were agreed «^i«- 
to and made acts of assembly. 

"Eesolved, that the unjust, illiberal, and impolitic 
opposition given by many self interested people of 
Great Britain to the proposed encouragement of the 
^ j^. trade and commerce of this kingdom originated in Jj^^^j^ 
avarice and ingratitude. of Ireland. 

"Eesolved, that we will not directly or indirectly 
import or use any goods or wares, the produce or manu- importn. 
factures of Great Britain, which can be produced or goocufrom 
manufactured in this kingdom, until an enlightened Britain, 
policy founded upon principles of justice shall appear 
to actuate the inhabitants of certain manufacturing 
towns of Great Britain, who have taken so active a 
part in opposing the regulations proposed in favour of 
the trade of Ireland, and that they shall appear to ^J^^' 
entertain sentiments of respect and affection of their 
fellow subjects of this kingdom. 

"Eesolved, that the above resolutions be printed 
three times in Faulkner's and the Freeman's Journal." New.. 

papers. 

"Eesolved unanimously, that to prevent the 



64 



DtTBLiK ASSEMBLY KOLL, lIlQ. 



1779. 
Corpora- 
tion. 
Expenaes. 

Beyenues. 



City pipe 
water. J 



Beport. 



Water 



Timber. 



Bourke. 



Arch- 
bi«hop of 
Dublin'B 
palace. 



Bride 

street 



197^. 



Library. 



excessive demands on the corporation in future, rou ^xhl 

in. IB7. 

effectual means shall be taken to equalize the expenses 
of the city in every year with the revenues of this 
corporation." 

The Lord Mayor and Board of Aldermen agree with 
the Sheriffs and Commons in the foregoing resolution. 

[4.] Certain of the commons, setting forth that the 
committee for better supplying the city with pipe water 
have made the annexed report of the 12th April, 1779. 

' We inform your honours, that since our last report 
the works have been carried on with great diligence and 
rapid progress, and that we have the satisfaction to 
inform you, that all or most of the complaints made 
by the inhabitants for want of a supply of water have 
ceased, owing to the great number of services and mains ' 
that have been laid down, and that notwithstanding the 
very great expense incurred in carrying on said works, 
your committee are determined to prosecute the same 
to the utmost of their abilities and as fast as they can 
procure a sufficient supply of timber, so as tp be able 
soon to give an ample supply of water to the inhabitants 
of this metropolis in general. 

'The honourable John Bourke attended your 
committee and applied for water for his grace the 
archbishop of Dublin's palace.^ We ordered your 
engineer to report to us on our next meeting, the 
practicability of complying with such requisition, who 
on the 1st of February reported to us, that he examined 
into the readiest manner of granting the supply 
required, which he found could be easily done from 
the south main that runs up Bride street, by fixing a 
branch to that main opposite the end of the passage 
that leads to the library and by carrying it so far 
through that passage as the wall which encloses it 



1 JU^rt Fowler, D.D., 1779-1801. 



BtJBLiK ASSEMBLY &0U, 1779. 55 

J^^»- from the ground belonging to the place it may be*^* 
conveyed to whatever place his grace pleased. That 
although the main which supplies Bride street works 
tolerable well at present, yet from the experience he 
had from its frail state, the supply will at times be 
precarious until that main is taken up and laid down n«w maiu. 
on the principles of those already completed, and 
those now doing, and that a full and regular supply 
could not be insured until that comes round in 
courses of the alteration and renewing the works. We 
then ordered, that a copy of said report, so far as ii©i>ort. 
related to his grace, should be sent to Mr. Bourke. 

* Several complaints having been made to us of the compuinto. 
want of a supply of water being given to the waur 

m. i(«L inhabitants and apprehending that such complaints 

must have arisen from the inattention of the turncocks Tnnoocks. 
or persons employed by them, or that the collectors did coiiecton. 
not employ a suflScient number of hands to do that 
duty. We ordered that the several collectors and turn- 
cocks employed by them should attend us on our next 
meeting; which they having complied with and it 
appearing to us, that some of the persons employed by 
the collectors were unable to do that duty from their 
age and infirmity. We ordered that each collector 
should keep two turncocks able and capable of doing Turncock?, 
that business, and that each person so employed should 
have £20, a year, being the sum allowed by your saioiy. 
honours to the collectors for that purpose, which order 
the collectors promised to comply with for the future. 

* An application from the navigation board for pay- Nayigation 
ment of £67, pursuant to report of the 28th May, 1777, 

and also for the rent of the water supplied for the year iceut. 
ending 25th March, 1778, being made to us. We 
ordered a warrant to issue for said sum of £67, and Payment 
referred the remainder of the application to Mr. Mylne, Myina. 
who on the 8th instant reported to us, that the surface 



56 



DUBLIN ASSEMBLY BOLL, 1779. 



1779. 



Pipe water 
fnuds. 



Order. 



Cit7 leases 



Boport. 



Thomas 

street. 

Ezham. 

Amndel 
oourt. 



Takers. 



Horon. 

Donnelly. 
Rent 



of the water stood on gauge at a medium during the ^^^^• 
year nine feet one inch. 

*We further inform your honours, that they have, 
as far as in them lay, complied with the late act of 
assembly, in keeping the funds of the pipe water 
separate, but have not been able to carry the same into 
execution, until the report of the committee of oeconomy 
is agreed to.* 

It was thereupon granted, the committee's report 
confirmed and made an act of assembly, and the com- 
mittee to proceed. 

[B.] Certain of the commons, setting forth that the "^ we*, 
committee appointed for inspecting city leases near 
expiring have made the annexed report of the 12th day 
of March, 1779. 

'We inform your honours, that on the 12th day of 
March last we met for the purpose of setting a lot of 
ground situate on the north side of Thomas street, lately 
in the possession of Robert Exham and his under- 
tenants, as also several other lots of ground in Arundel 
court, and did set up by public cant the lot of ground 
in Thomas street, in the usual manner and subject to 
the usual covenants and clauses in city leases, except 
that it was declared by your committee, that should 
any person be the taker, or that it should be taken in 
trust for any person, who should not be qualified to 
take a lease for three lives renewable within 70 years, 
that application should be made to your honours by 
us to grant a lease for 99 years. That in consequence 
of such declaration, alderman James Horan took said 
lot of ground in trust for Mr. John Donnelly at the 
annual rent of ^£67 16s., sterling and capons, the taker 
to have all the old materials on the premises, to rebuild 
the premises in two years under a penalty of £100, 
sterling, and to commence rent from the 2Bth March 
instant. We also inform you, that Mr. Donnelly made 



DUBLIN ASSEMBLY ROLL, 1779. B7 

Bdiixiii a deposit of a year's rent, which is to be returned to ^|^^ 
him on leases being executed between your honours and 
him. 

* On the same day, we set the following lots part of 
Arundel court for three lives renewable within 70 years Arundoi 
or for 99 years at the option of the tenant or taker, 
videlicet. 

*No. 1. to Mr. John Giffard, containing in front 24 ouiapd. 
^^^ feet at 3s. 9d. per foot, he being the highest bidder. 

* And few bidders having appeared, we set up the 
following lots together, videlicet, No. 2. 3. 4. B. 6. 7. 
8 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. and 15, and Mr. Sheriff 
Worthington having bid the sum of £37, was declared JJnr*^"*' 
the tenant, he being the highest bidder. 

* The takers of said several lots in Anindel court to Takers, 
have two years' rent free from the 25th day of March Beut. 
instant, and to be obliged to rebuild in that time, to 
deposit a year's rent and to' be returned on the per- 
fection of leases.' Leaw*. 

It was thereupon granted, the committee's report order, 
confirmed and made an act of assembly, except as to 
the setting to alderman Horan in trust for John Honm. 
Donnelly, that 31 feet 9 inches as marked in the map Douneiiy. . 
adjoined Pitzpatrick's field be reserved to the city, and fiu- 
that the same be taken notice of in the lease to be made Seid. 
to the said John Donnelly and also in the map to be 
annexed thereto, and that a lease be made to the said 
John Donnelly for 99 years agreeable to the setting. 

[6.] CJertain of the commons, setting forth that the f^^^^^.^ 
committee appointed for settling the accounts of alder- »«»"n^*- 
man Benjamin Geale, city treasurer, have made the 
annexed report of the 18th day of March, 1779. 

' We, the committee appointed for examining the Beport. 
accounts of alderman Benjamin Geale, city treasurer, ^®2""**- 
for the rents, issues, and profits of the said city, com- 
mencing Michaelmas 1777, and ending at Michaelmas 



58 



DtJBLIN ASSEMBLtr BOLL, 1779. 



1779. 



Hental. 



Arrears. 

Estate. 



Disburse- 
ments. 



Pouudagre. 
Discharge. 



Accuracy. 
Thanks. 



City 
aooeoiits. 



Order. 

Bonds. 
Payment. 



Justices 
office. 



1778, have examined the said accounts and the several *^**l,\i^"* 

HI. io9 o. 

vouchors relative thereto, with the utmost care and 
attention. 

* Your treasurer laid before us a rental of your 
honours' estate as it stood the 29th September, 1778, 
together with the arrears of rent due the preceding 
year. We charged tlie accomptant with the arrears of 
rent due Michaehnas 1777, and also with the entire 
rental of your estate as it stood at Michaelmas 1778, 
together with such other incidental issues and profits 
as accrued in that time, amounting in the whole to the 
sum of £27,743 6s. 7d. 

* We find the disbursements including the arrear of 
rent due amounting to £10,660 3s. O^d., amount in the 
whole to the sum of £31,426 18s. 4fd., to which the 
sum of £917 12s. lid., poundage on £18,362 18s. O^d., 
net money paid being added makes the discharge 
amount to £32,344 lis. 3|d., so tliat there appears due 
to the treasurer upon his account £4,601 6s. 8|d. 

'We inform your honours, that the whole account 
being stated with the utmost accuracy, we unanimously 
resolved that the thanks of this committee be returned 
to alderman Benjamin Geale for his great attention to m. m*. 
the city accounts and for his punctual and faithful 
discharge of the trust reposed in him.' 

It was thereupon granted, the committee's report 
confirmed and made an act of assembly, and that 
bonds for the sum of £6,000, be issued at six per cent, 
to the treasurer, in order to i)ay him the balance due 
to him on his accounts, and also to pay the several 
outstanding warrants and orders upon him and the 
several other demands on the corporation, the bonds to 
be issued in suius of £600, each. 

[7.] Certain of the commons, praying aid for the 
justices' ofi&ce : whereupon it -was ordered, that the city 
treasurer do, on the Lord Mayor's warrant, pay to 



DUBLIN ASSEMBLY SOLL, 1779. 69 

^j^ alderman Francis Fetherston, treasurer to the justices' 1779. 

office, the sum of £50, to enable him to pay the ^^^^^ 
stationer's demand and other expenses of the office. 

[8.] Certain of the commons, praying freedom to the *'«nchi*«. 
right honourable Lord Longford, for his humane and i;JlJford. 
gallant conduct in the late engagement with the French JjJ^ 
fleet : whereupon it was granted, pursuant to the prayer 
of the petition, that the same be engrossed, put under 
the city seal, and presented to him in the most respect- 
able manner. 

[9.] Certain of the commons, praying freedom to rnwchine. 
the reverend Charles Farrell, who lately renounced the Faweu. 
errors of the church of Eome and embraced the Koi"^ ^' 
Protestant religion, and now officiates as a clergyman J^J^Jf^f,""* 
of the church of Ireland: whereupon it was granted 
gratis unanimously. 
m.iM6. [10.] The reverend James M'Causland praying that M'CaiwUmd. 

the fine of three marks imposed on him in October last, 
at the prosecution of Francis Graham, esquire, might oninm. 
be reduced: whereupon it was ordered, that upon the f^J^^^^ 
petitioner's inability to pay the above-mentioned fine 
of three marks, the said fine to be reduced to sixpence. 

[11.] John Hill, esquire, and Anna Maria Smyth, hhi. 

Smyth. 

executors of the reverend Edward Smyth, praying a 



renewal of a lease of a piece of ground called Izod's ^^^.^ 
tower for the benefit of the children of the said '^^«'^- 
Edward: whereupon it was granted according to the 
prayer of the foregoing petition, the city surveyor first 
surveying the premises, and after such survey is made, 
that he make out new maps to be annexed to such Maps. 
renewal or new lease, provided the same has not been 
already done. 

[12.] Sarah Wall, widow, praying a renewal of a wuii. 
piece of ground, known by the sign of the Blackamoors »!»<*» 
in Church street, by inserting the lives of petitioner, cuurch 
their royal highnesses George, Prince of Wales and 



60 DUBLIK ASSEMBLY ROLL, 1779. 

1779. Frederick bishop of Osnaburgh, in the room of theBoiindiL 
L«w©. former lives: whereupon it was granted, according to 

the prayer of the petition. 
William ^ '^ ^ , . , 

b^Mj'er. [■'^^•1 '^iHiann Milliken, praying renewal of a lease 
^;' of three lots of ground, formerly part of Flint's Croft, 
Lease. by adding the life of John Milliken of Carlisle in the 

kingdom of Great Britain, bookseller, in the room of 

George Gold, deceased: whereupon it was granted, 

pursuant to the prayer of the petition, 
city seal. [14,] Certain of the commons, praying to affix city 

seal to a lease and letter of attorney, part of the city's 
Bbkenj estate in possession of Thomas Blakeny, in order to 
m^t, bring an ejectment : whereupon it was granted, m- 1« 

pursuant to the prayer of the petition. 

[IB.] Like of same, to bring an ejectment for the 
Millard, reverend Mr. Millard's holding: like order. 

[16.] Like of same, to bring an ejectment for holding 
couiDB. late in the possession of John Collins: like order. 

Tajior. [17.] Benjamin Taylor, praying to be paid half a 

JJ~^ year's allowance for attending grand juries and sum- 
moning prosecutors in criminal cases: whereupon it 
was ordered, that the city treasurer do, on the Lord 
Payment. Mayor's Warrant, pay the petitioner the sum of 
£22 15s., sterling, in consideration of the trouble set 
forth in the above petition,, the same to be allowed the 
treasurer in his accounts. 

M»7, ^ [18.] Henry Kelly, collector of the paving tax for the 
paTiDgiaz. third division, praying to be paid two years' tax ending 

25th March last: whereupon it was ordered, that the 
Payment, city treasurer do, on the Lord Mayor's warrant, pay 

the petitioner £100, sterling, the same to be allowed in 

his accounts. 

[19.] Certain of the commons, praying that the 

cleansing of the streets may be set for three years from 

Michaelmas next, instead of the usual manner they 



DUBLIN ASSEMBLY BOLL, 1779. 61 

Soil xziii are now set : whereupon it was granted, pursuant to 1779. 
"* the prayer of the petition. setting. 

[20.] Richard Gladwell, praying to be continued 2>u*^^J» . 
collector of the pipe water revenue for the fourth p»p« "^^ 
division: whereupon it was ordered, that the above- 
named Richard Gladwell be and is hereby continued 
one of the turncocks and collector for the pipe water 
revenue for division No. 3. during the city's pleasure, 
m.198^. not exceeding one year ending next Easter assembly 

1780, he giving sufficient security for the faithful security, 
discharge of the duties of said office and paying to the 
treasurer all such sum and sums of money as he shall 
from time to time receive, said security to be entered 
into in one month or this order to be void and security 
to be subject to the approbation of the Lord Mayor 
and Sheriffs. 

[21.] Nathaniel Trumbull, praying usual allowance Tmmiraij. 
for making out the average price of grain and striking Price of 
the weekly assize of bread : whereupon it was ordered, ^^ of 
that the city treasurer do, on the Lord Mayor's warrant, 
pay unto the petitioner the sum of twenty guineas. payment. 

[22.] John Pursell, clerk of the commons, praying the pumoii, 
usual allowance which was formerly incident to the commons, 
place he holds: whereupon it was ordered, that the 
city treasurer do, on the Lord Mayor's warrant, pay payment, 
the petitioner the sum of twenty guineas. 

[23.] Robert Mathews, inspector of pavements, etc., Mathewg, 
praying usual allowance : whereupon it was ordered, pavements, 
that the city treasurer do, on the Lord Mayor's warrant, 
pay to the within named petitioner, the sum of £B, Payment, 
sterling. 

[24.] Dorothy Gladwell, praying city's favour: g2J*^]j 
whereupon it was ordered, that the city treasurer do, 
on the Lord Mayor's warrant, pay the petitioner 40s. omnt. 
sterling. 

[2B.] The report of the committee of directors of the 



62 



DUBLIN ASSEMBLY HOLL, 1779. 



1779. 

BidlAiit 

Offloe. 

Beport. 

Gftbbwds. 

LlghthooM. 

Shoal. 



New wall. 



Parliamen- 
tary gnut 



Catsh. 

Balaaoe. 

Hart. 



Balance, 
duebj 
Ballast 
Master. 



Order. 



Alexander. 

Howljion. 

Ballast 

Office 

accountp. 



Ballast Office to the general assembly, the 14th of ^%lT 
April, 1779. 

* Your committee, since their last report to your ■*• *®^ 
honours, continued the repairs of the gabbards and the 
building of the abutment for the security of the light- 
house, and have also employed labourers to endeavour 

to remove the shoal in the river at the east end of the 
wall. 

' We have also begun the building about 150 feet of 
the new wall, which they expect to have finished this 
summer. 

' There is still due to this office £860, of the last 
parliamentary grant, part of which your committee 
expect to receive soon. 

* An abstract of the cash is hereunto annexed, which 
we have examined and find there is a balance of 
£4,611 178. Bd., in the hands of alderman Henry Hart, 
Ballast Master, on the Ballast Office fund, and 
£3,801 4s. 4^d., overpaid by him on account of the 
public money, by which it appears, that there is a 
balance due by the Ballast Master of £810 13s. 0|d., 
that he has assured them by letter that £500, will be 
paid by the 5th day of May next, your committee 
therefore submit it to your honours, in what manner 
they shall proceed. 

'Signed by ten of the committee.' 

Easter assembly, 16 April, 1779. 

Granted, the committee's report confirmed and made 
an act of assembly, and the committee continued, and 
to proceed as they may think proper, and that the 
commons do name one of the commons in the room of 
alderman Alexander. 

[One of the commons:] Henry Howison, esquire. 

State of the Ballast Office accounts from the 20thm. iwt. 
day of January last inclusive, to the 14th day of April, 
1779, exclusive. 



DUBLIN ASSEMBLY ROLL, 1779. 63 



Roll zxiii. 
m. 198 b. 


Ballast Office, Dr. 
To balance of last quarter's abstract 


1779. 
, Ballast 
£ 8. d. Office 
... 4431 13 2 aoconnts. 




To caah received since 


... 927 10 




£5^14 




Per contra^ Cr. 


£ 1. d. 




By cash paid since for raising ballast 


... 187 3 4 




By cash paid for repairing the piles 


... 100 10 6 




By cash paid salariea 


... 1»0 13 9 




By cash paid for building and repairing gabbards 


... 304 14 11 




By cash paid rent and contingencies 


... 55 15 9 




By cash paid for accoimt of the lighthouse ... 


... 15 18 4 




By cash paid interest 


4 




By balance 


-. 4611 17 5 




£5^58 14 



Ballast Office for the public money, Dr. 

£ 8. d. 
To ... ... ... ... ... 

Per contra, Or. 

£ 8. d. 

By balance over expended the last quarter ... ... ... 3587 2 0^ 

By cash expended since on the pier ... ... ... 214 2 4 



£3,801 4 44 



F. R. 1779. April 16. — Admission to franchise. Franchise, 

c's. ' 1779. April 16. — Declaration and signatures. Declare- 

m. 191. 1779. May 31. — Post Assembly. 

[1] John Hart, praying to be appointed weigh-master John^Hart, 
to the crane in Vicar-street, in the room of John Reed, ^^'• 
esquire, deceased : whereupon it was ordered, that the J^' 
within named John Hart be and is hereby appointed S^W. 
weigh-master during good behaviour, agreeable to act 
of parliament, that he have an appointment under the 
city seal and enter into a bond before the Lord Mayor 
with sufficient security conditioned for the true and 
faithful execution of his office, that the said John Hart 



64 DUBLIN ASSEMBLY ROLL, 1779. 

wS'gh- ^^ ^^ ^'^ ^^^ expense provide a convenient weigh-house rou xxm. 

hoiwe ^^^j g^jgQ beams, scales, weights, branding irons, and 
other necessaries, and that the place for keeping such 
weigh-house shall be approved of by^ the Lord Mayor. 

1779. July 6.— Post Assembly. 

?i«^h^riff. [1-] Patrick McLaughlin, esquire, praying to be 

Excused, excused from serving the office of one of the Sheriffs of 
the said city, for the ensuing year commencing from 
Michaelmas next : whereupon it was ordered, that the 
petitioner's resignation hereto annexed be and is hereby 

Flue. accepted of, he paying the sum of 200 guineas as a fine, 
said sum to be appropriated towards finishing the 

gjIpCoat Blue Coat Hospital. 

Darqiiier. [2.] James Darquior, esquire, the like, like order. 

[3.] " We, the Sheriffs and Commons of the common 
council of the city of Dublin, have this day by ballot 

So?fS?" nominated the following eight freemen of the said city, 

Sheriff*, resident within the said city or the liberties thereto 
adjoining, each of them worth in real and personal 
estate in possession the sum of £2,000, over and above 
all his just debts, that is to say, Thomas Andrews of m.wiA. 
the Coomb, brewer, William James of Bride street, 
merchant, John Exshaw of Dame street, stationer, 
Samuel Eeed of Cook street, carpenter, Thomas 
Fleming of Orange street, stationer, Edward 
Tomlinson of King street, Stephen's Green, merchant, 
Richard Tudor of Skinner row, goldsmith, and John 
Sutton of Stafford street, merchant, as fit persons to 
serve in the office of Sheriffs of the said city, and do 
hereby return the names with the additions of the said 
eight persons to you the Lord Mayor and aldermen of 
the said city, in order to your electing two of the said 
persons to be Sheriffs of the said city, for the ensuing 
year, commencing Michaelmas next. 
** William Worthington, Richard Moncrieffe, Sheriffs." 



II. 







DUBLIN ASSEMBLY ROLL, 1779. 65 

^!i9ib^' [^-1 " W^» t^® ^^^^ Mayor and Board of Aldermen 1779. 

of the city of Dublin, have this day elected William Election. 
James of Bride street, merchant, and John Exshaw of SSSw. 
Dame street, stationer, out of the eight persons returned 
to us by the Sheriffs and Commons, as fit persons to 
serve in the office of Sheriffs of the said city, for the 
ensuing year commencing from Michaelmas next. 

" Anthony King, Lord Mayor." 

' Anthony King. — Killner Swettenham. — Henry 
Hart. — John Darragh. — Ben j amin Geale. — James 
Shiel. — John Tucker. — Philip Crampton.' 

m 204. 1779. July 16.— Fourth Friday after the 24th of 

June. 

[1.] Certain of the commons, praying to grant the 
usual sum of £200, to sir Samuel Bradstreot, Recorder J^J^^*' 
of the city of Dublin : whereupon it was ordered, that 
the sum of £200, sterling, be granted to sir Samuel Allowance. 
Bradstreet, baronet, Recorder of the city of Dublin, to 
be paid by the city treasurer on the Lord Mayor's Payment, 
warrant and allowed him in his accounts, as a testi- 
mony of the service done by him last year to the 
citizens by a faithful and vigilant discharge of his 
duty as Recorder. 

[2.] Certain of the commons, pra3^ing to appoint a 
committee to provide furniture for the Mayoralty S^*^*- 
house : whereupon it was ordered, that the Lord Mayor, ^*''**•• 
Sheriffs, treasurer, masters of the city works, aldermen 
Sankey, Dunn, Hamilton, Swettenham, and eight of the 
commons to be named by the commons, or any five of 
them, whereof the Lord Mayor when present and one 
of the Sheriffs to be always two, and in the absence 
of the Lord Mayor, the senior alderman present to 
preside, be and are hereby appointed a committee to committee, 
provide such furniture for the use of the Mayoralty 

VOL. XUI. P 



66 DUBLIN ASSEMBLY ROLL, 1779. 

E^uM. house, the expense attending same not to exceed £100, J^'^'iJ^*"- 
and who are hereby empowered to draw on the city 
treasurer for said sum, and to be allowed in his 
accounts. 

GommonB. [The eight of the commons:] Messieurs James, 
M'Cready, M'Qregor, Rose, Mathew, Samuel Read, 
Norton, Tudor. 

[3.] Certain of the commons, setting forth that them. aw b. 

citj pipe committee appointed for better supplying the city with 
pipe water have made the annexed report of the 12th 
July, 1779. 

Eaport, * \7e proceeded in the works, since our last report, 

with the utmost care and attention. Your collectors 

^^▼•n- having returned many insolvencies in the collection of 
the pipe water rents, we ordered said returns to be 

^•^•- Handed over by messieurs Cave, with directions 
that they should make personal application to the 
several persons returned in arrear and that the 

coutctow. collectors should attend them on the occasion, and that 
messieurs Cave should certify to us according to the 
circumstances and inability of the persons returned by 

SSiSJtor. ^^^ collectors in arrear. Mr. John Elliott, one of your 

deceased. coUectors, having died in the beginning of the month 
of June last, we thought it advisable to continue his 
son Faulkner Elliott in the collection in his father's 
stead, until your honours should elect another person 
to fill said vacancy, for the due execution of which 
said office and paying to the city treasurer all such 
sums of money as he should collect during his con- 
tinuance, he entered into sufficient security approved of 
by the Lord Mayor. On the 18th of said month of 
June, we met and entered into the examination and 

SSsoSu* ft^di^ii^g the collectors' accounts for the year ending 
the 2Bth March, 1778, and find them as follows, 
videlicet. 



Dr^LIN ASSEMBLY ROLL, 1779. 



67 



Boll xxiij, 
in. 204 6. 



Warde. 


Collectors. 


Bents and 

additions 

due 25th 

March, 

1778. 


Received. 


Abates 

and 

OTer- 

charij^. 


Arrears 

due 

25th March, 

1778. 






£ s.d. 


£ s.d. 


£ 8.d. 


£ 8.d. 


1 


John Elliott 


aoeo 


1335 2 4 


212 2 8 


532 15 


8 


Geon^ Moore 


15«9 10 


1104 15 10 


79 2 6 


205 2 6 


3 


Nathaniel Stakes 


1453 16 S 


1043 


85 10 


325 6 3 


4 


Richard Gladwell ... 


1620 15 


1005 5 


82 5 


53S 5 




6,723 12 1 


4578 3 2 


459 2 


1686 8 9 



1779. 

Collectors 

oocoontii. 



m. 203. *So that from the above stating there is in arrear Arrears, 

due to the 25th March aforesaid amounting to 
£1,686 8s. 9d., which if collected would be of con- 
siderable service in forwarding the very heavy and 
expensive works carrying on. On the auditing of works, 
which said accounts and on comparing the receipts and 
returns of the collections made since the 18th of June suiott's 

account. 

last, we find that the said John Elliott collected a sum 
of £61 lis. 6Jd., which is still unaccounted for and 
remains unpaid, the modes of recovery whereof we 
submit to your honours. 

* Mr. Mylne your engineer having reported to us, Myine. 
that he proceeded to lay down a new elm service five Bim 
inches in the bore from the seven inch main in Dorset SJS^t* 
street, down Granby row as far as Palace row and bnwbj 
along said row to Cavendish row, as far as the line carendish 

° row. 

lately fixed on as the city boundary and that the same 
had been finished and the inhabitants on that line well 
and amply supplied, which service being finished, he 
submitted as his opinion, that it would be much for 
the interest of the corporation and would greatly 
increase the revenue to continue the service and granted 
supply of water to the inhabitants of Gardiner's row, ^;j^!^«''" 
that part of George's street, and Cavendish row, outside ^^'" 
the city boundary, especially as there was some timber SSodary. 



68 DUBLIN ASSEMBLY ROLL, 1779. 

1779. in the yard fit for a great part of tlie work and ^^ 

sufficient command of water. 

*To which said report we agreed and ordered that 

^*^* Mr. Gee should make a return to us of the number 

NamMu' ^^ houses with the proprietors' names in said streets 

streets. ^^^^ j^jg^ ]eave a written notice with said proprietors 
informing them that inasmuch as the pipe water works 
were carried on as far as the city boundary, that your 
committee were willing to grant them a supply of 
water on their entering into an agreement with the 
corporation for such supply. 

c2^ * A requisition from a committee of the Grand Canal 

company having been laid before us to appoint a time 

durrS* ftJ^d place for ascertaining the demand due by yourm. 03 1. 

JSS?**' honours to the Grand Canal company for a supply of 
water, we appointed the sub-committee who heretofore 
met them on a singular occasion to meet them at the 

Thoitei. Tholsel on Friday the 9th inst., at twelve o'clock at 
noon, on which day alderman Horan, messieurs 

▲rhitniton Bloxam, Collius, and Home attended on behalf of the 
city and Redmond Morres, esquire, counsellor Huband, 
messieurs Binns, Bonynge, and Barrett having 
attended on behalf of the canal company. It was 
unanimously agreed upon by both parties, that the 
canal company be paid the sum of £400 in, for a supply 
of water to the 26th March, 1778. 

Qee. * On the 12th July instant, Mr. Gee returned to us 

Number of an accouut of the number of houses in Cavendish row, 

housea in 

row*?tel* Gardiner's row, and George's street amounting to Bl, 
we then resolved, that said inhabitants should have 
a supply of water, on their severally paying one year's 
rent as a deposit and 208. by the year to commence 
from the 25th March last. 

^ker. 'Messieurs Q^rge Gee and Nathaniel Walker 
having petitioned your committee, setting forth that 
from the great extension of the works since the com- 



DtJBLllr ASSEMBLY BOLL, 1779. 69 

S'aS'b^' ^^^J^cement of the late act and that the many and 1779. 
necessary accounts to be kept together with the 
admeasurements of all works done over the main pipes works, 
by the commissioners of paving and the great advance 
on the necessaries of life, they found themselves unable 
from their present salaries being but £60 a year each SaUries. 
to procure the common necessaries for their support, 
and therefore prayed our countenance and support (as 
the judges of their trouble) in recommending them to 
your honours to have their salaries increased, on Licrease. 
reading whereof and being conscious that they merit 
your aid, do recommend that they be paid for the Payment, 
present time a sum of £10, each.' 

111.-202 It was thereupon granted, the committee's report order, 

confirmed and made an act of assembly, and the com- 
mittee continued; that it be an instruction to the 
committee to call on the collectors and oblige them to collectors, 
be more attentive in collecting the great arrears that Anears. 
accrued due on the pipe water revenue since; that 
application be made to John Elliott's security for the Eiuott. 
payment of the balance due -by him at his death and Baimce. 
which remains unaccounted for; and that the city 
treasurer do, on the Lord Mayor's warrant, pay to the Payment to 
treasurer of the Grand Canal company the sum ofcanai 

* •/ company. 

£400, in full for a supply of water to the time in said 
report mentioned, the same to be allowed the treasurer 
in his accounts. 

[4.] Certain of the commons, setting forth that the 
committee for enquiring how the revenues of the city city 

■*■*=' •' revenues. 

may be increased and the expenses lessened, to whom 
their report of the committee for examining tradesmen's 
bills of Easter, 1779, which is in the words following. 

* We, the committee appointed for examining trades- Report, 
men's bills, having met for that purpose on the 14th men'B*biiu. 
instant, carefully examined the following bills. 



120 19 


1 


6 16 


6 


12 B 


H 


108 G 


3k 



70 DUBLIN ASSEMBLY EOLL, 1779. 

1779. £ 8. d. Roll xxiii. 

men'Swui. * Mary Gunston's bill for cabinet- "' 

maker's work done by her late 
husband ... ... ... 26 16 9 

* John Keating's bill for painter's work 16 6 7 

* Thomas Todd Faulkner's bill for adver- 

tisements commencing 13tH June 
and ending 6th December, 1778 ... 33 17 10 J 
'Thomas Todd Faulkner's bill for 
stationery from 27th May to 3rd 
November, 1778 

* John Lee's bill for newspapers 

* William Partridge's bill for glass work 
'James Potts' bill for printing work ... 

* John Mathews's bill for upholders' and 

cabinet-maker's work ... ... 20 18 m. ao&scr. 

' John Price King's bill for ironmongers' 

work ... ... ... 66 3 

'James M*Creery's bill for carpeting 

and blankets 

* John Hillary's two bills for advertising 
' George and Hill Barley's bill for stone- 
cutters' work ... 

* Samuel Read's bill for plumber's work 
'Benjamin Eaton's bill for carpenter's 

work 

* Robert King's bill for tinwork 
■ ' John Graham's bill for gowns for the 

officers at mace 
' Isaac Poole's bill for tinwork 

* Richard Raper's bill for glazing work 



' Which said several bills your committee are of 

Payment, opinlou be paid, but your committee further beg leave 

to inform your honours, that notwithstanding, they 



9 17 


6 


11 B 


4 


21 17 


H 


52 17 


10 


60 


2 


13 8 


1 


19 7 





10 


6 


33 3 


11 



DUBLIW ASSEMBLY ROLL, 1779. 71 

Bou ma. passed the above bills mentioned, they are of opinion *^* 
"^ that in future a great saving may be had by conrSATia«. 

tracting with some of the tradesmen or with others, 
who would do the works on cheaper and better terms, T«mu. 
and would recommend that Mr. Bussell should beBoMeii. 
contracted with for lighting and keeping the lamps swex 
on Essex bridge in repair.' »««»i^. 

The committee of city revenues, to whom the above 
report was recommitted, have made their further report 
of the 2nd July, 1779. 

• We, the committee for enquiring how the revenues ^•vo^^- 
of the city may be increased and the expenses lessened, 
to whom the report of the committee of tradesmen's Tr*ie«- 

* meu • bills. 

bills had been recoiimiitted, having met on tlie subject 
matter to us recommitted, did consider the same and 
the bills and vouchers of the several persons in said 
report contained, and find them right and do therefore 
recommend that the former report be confirmed and 
made an act of assembly. We are further of opinion, 
that a ledger should be kept wherein the amount of i-ed^er. 
the several tradesmen's bills be kept by way of debtor Biii». 
m aoi. and creditor, and when bills are furnished or lodged 
to have them entered on the debtor side and when 
passed by a committee or by act of assembly to have 
the city credited, and we are also of opinion, that it 
would be of advantage and benefit to the corporation to 
contract with proper persons to execute the several con- 
works necessary to be done/ 

It was thereupon granted, the committee's report order, 
confirmed and made an act of assembly, and that the 
city treasurer do, on the Lord Mayor's warrant, pay payment, 
the several persons in the report of the committee of 
tradesmen's bills set forth the amount of the several 
sums reported due to them, the amount of said 
several sums to be allowed the treasurer in his accounts. 

[6.] Certain of the commons, praying to grant the 



72 totJBLiK ASSfeMBliT &OLL, 1779. 

w^it«e of herbage bf Saint Stephen's Green to alderman James rou 
iJ^en's Hamilton, Lord Mayor elect, during his Mayoralty: °** 
HftSntom whereupon it was granted, pursuant to the prayer of 
Major. the petition. 

FrauchiM. jg J Certain of the commons, praying for freedom 
Talbot ^Q Richard Talbot, esquire : whereupon it was granted, 

gratis for the reasons in the petition. 
ESSf^' [7.] Alderman Darragh, praying to have a lease for 
Croft!' 99 y^ars of lot No. 42. Flint's Croft in lieu of the 
present lease made to captain Evans: whereupon it 
was granted, according to the prayer of the petition, 
a^' bonds. [8*] Johii Mee, esquire, praying to have city bonds 
in his own name for £1,600, sterling; whereupon it 
was granted, pursuant to the prayer of the petition. 
cS^h^ds. [9.] Colcumb Morgan, esquire, praying to have city 
bonds in his own name for £1,000 sterling: whereupon 
it was granted, pursuant to the prayer of the petition. 
[10.] Certain of the commons, for raising and 
Militia. arraying a militia : whereupon it was ordered, that a m. 201 6. 
Petition, proper petition be prepared by Mr. Recorder, put under 
untenant ^^® ^^^^ ^®^^' ^^^ presented to his excellency the lord 
lieutenant by the Lord Mayor and Sheriffs for the 
purposes in the annexed petition set forth. 
tiSiSSck [^^-1 Nathaniel Stakes, praying to be continued turn- 
Suector. cock and collector of the pipe water revenue for 
division No. 3: whereupon it was ordered, that the 
Continued, petitioner be continued one of the collectors and turn- 
cock for the pipe water revenue of division No. 3, 
during the city's pleasure, not exceeding one year 
ending Midsummer assembly 1780, provided he gives 
suflScient security within one week for the faithful 
discharge of said office and paying to the city treasurer 
all such sums of money as he shall receive, said 
security to be approved of by the Lord Mayor and 
Sheriffs, and if said security be not entered intb within 
the time aforesaid, that this appointment be null and 
void. 



DtTBLH^ ASS£1£6LT ROLL, 1779. 73 

^1™- [12.] Andrew Moore, praying to be appointed 1779. 

collector and turncock of the pipe water revenue, in Sn^r 
the room of John Elliott, deceased, for division No. 1. : Smcock. 
whereupon it was ordered, that the above named Andrew 
Moore be and is hereby appointed one of the collectors 4?5t!''^ 
of the pipe water revenue of ward No. 1., in the room 
of John Elliott, deceased, during the city's pleasure, eihou, 
not exceeding one year ending Michaelmas assembly 
1780, he giving such security for the faithful discharge 
of the duties of said office and paying to the city 
treasurer all such sums of money as he shall receive, 
said security to be approved of by the Lord Mayor 
and Sheriffs and entered into in one month from this 
date, or this order of appointment to be void. 
[13.] Thomas Knox, mace bearer and officer of k.iot, 

officer of 

commons, praying compensation for supplying the cominuna. 
Sheriffs and Commons with candles, candlesticks, and 
other necessaries for one year ending this assembly: Necessaries, 
whereupon it was ordered that the city treasurer do, 
in. 2fjo, on the Lord Mayor's warrant, pay the petitioner the Payment, 
sum of £5, sterling, in consideration of supplying the 
Sheriffs and Commons with the above necessaries for 
one year ending this- assembly. 

[14.] Certain of the commons, praying for usual 
allowance to Mrs. Medecis Cakes : whereupon it was oakes. 
ordered, that the city treasurer do, on the Lord Mayor's 
warrant, pay the petitioner ten guineas in considera- onmt. 
tion of her distress. 

[15.] Lucy Oulton, praying usual allowance : where- ouiton. 
upon it was ordered, that the city treasurer do, on the 
Lord Mayor's warrant, pay the petitioner ten guineas, omnt. 

[16.] John M*Elroy, praying to be continued one of McEiroy, 
the Serjeants at mace: whereupon it was ordered, that at mace. 
the above named John M^Elroy, be and is hereby con- 
tinued one of the Serjeants at mace, not exceeding 
one year ending next Midsummer assembly 1780, he 



74 



DUBLIN ASS£HBtr llOLL, 1779. 



17W. 
Security. 



Oilsbenan. 



Market 
hoiiM. 



Payment. 

Browne. 
Tholsel 
porter. 



J*aymeut. 



BallAst 
Office. 



Beport. 



Lisrlithoaae. 

UablnrdF. 
Floate. 



New wall. 



Combs. 



Stone 
blockR. 



Grant. 

Deben. 

turos. 

Gash. 

Balance. 

Hart. 



giving such security for the faithful discharge of the Bon.xm. 

^^ m. gOOm 

duties of said office and redelivery of the silver mace, 
as the Lord Mayor and Sheriffs shall approve of, said 
security to be entered into in one month from this 
date or this order for continuing the petitioner to be 
void. 

[17.] James Gilshenan, praying usual allowance for 
preventing frauds at the market house: whereupon it 
was ordered, that the city treasurer do, on the Lord 
Mayor's warrant, pay the petitioner £6. 

[18.] Henry Browne, porter of the Tholsel coxirt, 
praying to be allowed some aid for the rent of his 
room : whereupon it was ordered, that the petitioner be 
paid by the city treasurer, on the Lord Mayor's 
warrant, the sum of £4, sterling. 

[19.] The report of the committee of directors of the 
Ballast OflSce to the general assembly, the 14th of 
July, 1779. 

*Your committee, since their last report to your«-aoo&. 
honours, continued the building of the abutment for 
the security of the lighthouse and also the repairs of 
the gabbards and floats, and employed labourers at 
low waters to remove shoals in the river. 

*We have also made a considerable progress in the 
building of the 160 feet of the new wall which they 
began last spring, to finish which, they made a further 
agreement with Hugh Combs to furnish 1000 more 
mountain stone blocks of the same price as the former 
two thousand. 

* We received £370, at his majesty's treasury in part 
of the last parliamentary grant and there is still due 
about £480. Your committee also paid off one of the 
oflSce debentures for £100, sterling. 

* An abstract of the cash is hereunto annexed, which 
we have examined and find there is a balance of 
£4,291 lis. 5d., in the hands of alderman Henry Hart, 



t)TJBLlK ASSEMBLY ROLL, 1779. 76 

Koiixxiii. Ballast Master, on the Ballast Office fund, and me 

m. 200 6. ^ ' *"^' 

£3,823 IBs. 6d., overpaid by him on account of the 
public money, all which is humbly submitted to your 
honours. 

* Signed by eight of the committee.' 
Midsummer assembly, 16th July, lv79. 
Granted, the committee's report confirmed and made order, 
an act of assembly, and the committee continued and 
to proceed and act as they shall think proper. 
^ ^^' State of the Ballast Office accounts from the 14th day Baiiaat 

•^ Office 

of April last inclusive to the 14th day of July, 1779, ftccounu. 
exclusive. 



Ballaat Office, Dr. 


£ 8. d. 


To balance of last quartofs ab«tract 


... 4611 17 6 


To cosh received bince 


... 1397 2 11 




£6,009 4 


Per contra, Cr. 


£ 8. d. 




... 270 


By cash paid for repairs on the piles 


... 13115 3i 


By cash paid salaries 


... 175 13 9 


By cash paid for bnilding and repairing gabbards 


... 168 10 5 


By cash paid rent and contingencies 


... 560 14 5i 


By cash paid for account of the lighthouse 


... 96 15 


By cash paid interest 


... 314 


By balance 


... 4291 U 6 




£6,009 4 


BaUast Office for the pubUc money, Dr. 


£ 8. d. 


To cash received at his majesty's treasury ... 


... 370 


To balance over expended on the pier 


... 3823 15 6 




£4,103 15 6 


Per contra, Cr. 


£ B. d. 


By balance overpaid the last quartet 


... 3801 4 4^ 


By cash expended since on the pier 


... 392 11 li 




£4,103 15 6 



76 



DtTBLIK A86£MBtY &OLL, 1779. 



177». 



Txfuichite. 



DecUura- 
tiou. 



'James Hamilton. — ^Anthony King. — ^Philip Cramp- uou mi. 
ton. — Thomas Blackall. — Killner Swettenham. — James *" 
Horan. — Thomas Emerson. — Thomas Greene. — 
Nathaniel Warren. — John Tucker.* 

1779. July 16. — Admissions to franchise. If^ 

1779. July 16. — Declaration and signatures. ^ ' 



aldermnn. 
Mayoralty. 



Payment. 



Hart. 

Ballast 
Master. 



8:ilary. 



Security. 



Resolution 
of thanks. 



Duke of 
Leinster. 



1779. October 15.— Third Friday after the 29th of m-a*^ 
September. 

Lord Mayor: James Hamilton. 

Sheriffs: William James and John Exshaw. 

[1.] Sir Anthony King, knight, late Lord Mayor of the 
city of Dublin, praying to be paid the usual sum of 
£600, sterling: whereupon it was ordered, that the city 
treasurer do, on the Lord Mayor's warrant, pay the 
petitioner the sum of £500, sterling, the same to be 
allowed in his accounts. 

[2.] Alderman Henry Hart, praying to be continued 
Ballast Master: whereupon it was ordered, that the 
above named alderman Henry Hart be and is hereby 
continued Ballast Master and treasurer to the Ballast 
Office for the port of Dublin, for one year ending 
next Michaelmas assembly 1780, at the annual salary 
of £150, he giving such security for the faithful 
discharge of the duties of said office and also for his 
accounting justly for all such sums of money as he shall 
receive from time to time, as shall be approved of by 
the Lord Mayor and Sheriffs, said security to be entered 
into in ten days from this date or the order for con- 
tinuing petitioner to be void. 

[3.] " Resolved unanimously, that the thanks of the 
Lord Mayor, Sheriffs, commons, and citizens be pre- 
sented in the most public and respectful manner to his 
grace the Duke of Leinster^ for his spirited conduct 



1 William Bobert, 8nd Duke of Leinster, K.Pm 1773— 180i. 



RoU xxuL 
II1.2U. 



m. 2U 6. 



DUBLIN ASSEMBLY ROLL, 1779. 77 

upon all occasions in defence of the constitution of this 1779. 

country, particularly evinced by his care and attention 

to the volunteer corps of this city." ' ^^°*^'' 

"Resolved, that the foregoing resolution be three 
times published in Faulkner's Journal. Pauikner-g 

"Resolved, that the Sheriffs and Commons do wait 
upon his grace with a copy of the above resolution." 

[4.] " Resolved, that the thanks of this assembly be Ji^JSj^^iJ"" 
given to alderman sir Anthony King, knight, late Lord ^^^^J^^^^ 
Mayor, in testimony of our entire approbation of the 
very faithful and honourable manner in which he has 
discharged the important oflBce of Lord Mayor of this 
city, to the great advantage of the public and the 
general satisfaction of the citizens. 

" Resolved, that the thanks of this assembly be given 
to William Worthington and Richard Moncrieffe, worthinff- 

tou, 

esquires, late High Sheriffs of this city, for their active, Moncneffe, 
upright, and spirited conduct in that office. sheriffs. 

"Resolved, that the foregoing resolutions be three 
times published in Faulkner's Journal." joraSf'* 

[B.] Certain of the commons, praying freedom to the Franchiw. 
right honourable Walter Hussey Burgh, esquire, in waiter 
consideration of the eminent services he hath rendered B"««^- 
to this city and kingdom: whereupon it was granted, 
gratis unanimously, and that the same be presented to 
him in the most respectful manner by the Lord Mayor 
and Sheriffs. 

[6.] Certain of the commons, setting forth that Henry Henry 
Grattan, esquire, a member of the House of Commons, 
hath exerted himself in a peculiar manner to obtain a 
free trade for Ireland, and therefore praying that the^reetmde 
freedom of this city may be presented to him : where- ^^»^ 
upon it was granted, gratis unanimously, and that the ^'^«^*»®- 
same be presented to him in the most respectful manner 
by the Lord Mayor and Sheriffs. 

[7.] Certain of the commons, setting forth that the 



78 DUBLIN ASSEMBLY ROLL, 1779. 

1779. committee appointed for better supplying the city with Eouxiiii. 

Slte?'^ pipe water, have made the annexed report of the 11th 

day of October, 1779. 
B«pott * We have continued the business to us committed 

since our last report and inform your honours, that on 
caidweu. the 19th day of July last, Andrew Caldwell, esquire, of 
Cavendish Caveudish row, attended your committee and proposed 

on behalf of himself and the rest of the inhabitants of 
Tax. said street and neighbourhood to pay the pipe water tax 

and to which we agreed, and directed that the collector 

of that division should wait on the several inhabitants m. 213. 
Deposit, and receive from them the sum of 20s. each, as a deposit 

for the present year's tax, and we ordered that Mr. 
Myine. Mylue should proceed in the laying down mains for 
Gardiner's the iise of the sevcral inhabitants of Gardiner's row 

row. 

Qeo*'e'8 ^^^ Great George's street. Complaint being made to 

Dirty'iane. ^s» ^^^^ sevcral of the inhabitants of Dirty lane and 

sSe^tf^^ Bridgefoot street had, without the concurrence of your 

committee, affixed branches to the main running 

through said street for the service of the other side of 

the water, we directed that the overseers should cut off 

to^?^** the several branches and that they should employ 

watchmen night and day to prevent their being put on 

again, until the said street should be new paved. 

Watchmen * Complaiut haviug been made, that one of the watch- 

aiisaultedin ^ ^ ' 

Dirty lane, men lu Dirty lane had been assaulted by several persons 
unknown to him, we directed an advertizement to be 

Reward, inserted in Saunders's News Letter oflfering a reward 
of £20, for apprehending and prosecuting to conviction 
the person or persons who assaulted the person left to 
watch said mains in Dirty lane. Mr. Hugh George 

O'Reilly. O'Reilly and others of the inhabitants of Dirty lane 
attended and laid before us a case with the attorney 
general's opinion relative to the said inhabitants 

Dirt ^hSi ^^s^^^ii^g tJi^ir branches in the main through Dirty lane 
for the purpose of supplying the other side of the water 



DUBLIN ASSEMBLY ROLL, 1779. 79 

BoUiiiii. and which main was not intended to supply that part IP?- 

BL213L x-i ► r MftiD. 

of the town, and taking the sarae into consideration, 
ordered that the overseers should cut off the several 
branches that were inserted in the main opposite to the 
new service that was laid for the use of the said 
inhabitants. 

'We also met on the 23rd August aforesaid, and 
John Lewis of Christ Church yard having applied to Lewi., 
us for an abatement of pipe water taxes that were due ^^''^ 
on a house in said yard which he had lately taken, and 
it appearing to us that the said house was consumed 
by an accidental fire, we ordered that the collector 
should receive one year's tax, the same to be rated t»x. 
according to the workhouse tax. 

* Mr. Scriven, your law agent, having applied to us gjj*^*";^ 
for a sum of money in order to fee counsel in a cause 
instituted by the above mentioned Hugh (Jeorge 
O'Reilly and others against the city, we granted him a o'B«iiiy. 
sum of £22 16s., and agreed that Mr. Recorder and ^2'^,^^ 
counsellor Dudley Hussey should be the conducting Hiusej. 
counsel in said cause and that the same should be 
conducted imder the care of alderman Horan, Mr. 
Howison, Mr. Hutton, Mr. Home, and Mr. Tudor as a 
sub-committee. sub- 

oommlttee. 

* On the 30th August we again met and several of the 
inhabitants of Sycamore alley having applied to us for SS™^** 
an abatement in their pipe water money and it appearing ^Z^™*'*^ 

m.2i3L. to US, that no main had been afi&xed in said alley until 
April, 1778, we thought it but reasonable that an abate- 
ment should be made, therefore ordered that the 
collector for that division should receive only a year's 
tax from the said inhabitants. 

* A complaint having been laid before us by Mr. gaw^^ 
Davis of Golden lane of want of water and it appearing ^»« 

to us, that the neglect was in Newport the turncock Newport 

' ^ * removed. 

for that division, who behaved with a great degree of 



DUBLIN ASSEMBLY HOLL, 1779. 



1779. 

Hoof, 
collector. 



Cooby, 

Archbishop 
of Dublin's 
palace. 



New ominB 

inHoore 

street. 

Crow titreett 

Holies 

street. 

Denzille 

street. 

Mearen, 

Island 

bridge. 



Main. 



Melal 



Ekriven. 



O'ReiUy 

suit. 



PaTment. 
Order. 



Cleansing 
streets. 



insolence when ordered to attend us> we therefore J^'li^"- 
ordered that Mr. Andrew Moore, the collector for that 
division, should immediately remove the said Newport 
for such his neglect and insolence. 

* On the 6th of September, we again met and received 
a letter from Mr. Cooby requesting a service to supply 
his grace the archbishop of Dublin's ^ palace and the 
same being in the county of Dublin, we were of opinion 
that if his grace chose such service, the same should 
be laid down entirely at his own expense. 

*Dn the 13th and 20th September, we also met and 
ordered Mr. Mylne to lay down new mains in Moore 
street and Crow street, and to continue the main from 
Holies street do\\Ti Denzille street. 

* On the 27th September aforesaid, we received a letter 
from Mr. Meares of Island Bridge complaining that the 
bridge is impassable by the frequent breaking it up 
for repairing the main that runs across the same, we 
therefore ordered Mr. Gee should have the said bridge 
effectually repaired and that Mr. Mylne bespeak cast 
metal mains to run across the said bridge in the place 
of the present ones. 

* On the 11th October instant, Mr. Scriven, your law 
agent, applied to us for a further sum of money for the 
support of the cause now depending at the suit of the 
above mentioned O'Reilly and others and we ordered 
him to be paid a sum of twenty guineas.' 

It was thereupon granted, the committee's report 
confirmed and made an act of assembly and the com- 
mittee continued and proceed as they shall think 
proper. 

[8.] Certain of the commons, setting forth that the 
committee for setting the cleansing of the streets have 
made the annexed report of the 27th July, 1779. 



J Bob^ Fowler, D.D., 1779—1801. 



DUBLIN ASSEHBLT ROLL, 1779. 81 

Bou xxii. * We inform your honours, that on the 27th day of itt*. 

July last, we met pursuant to an advertizement for the cieM»iiif 
m.2iL purpose of setting the cleansing of the streets, which 
we agreed to do for three years from the 29th day of 
September next and previous to the setting resolved 
that every street, lane, alley, court, etc., in the list Btneu 
produced and laid down by the city surveyor should 
be cleansed two days in each week, the days to be two days in 
appointed by the Lord Mayor, and if any street, lane, 
alley, or court is omitted in the said list, the taker of 
the lot, where such omission shall happen to be, shall 
cleanse the same, and in case of any dispute touching 
the cleansing the same, the same to be determined by 
the Lord Mayor for the time being, that the several 
markets shall be cleansed two days in the week, that ^twkcti. 
the several takers shall enter into contracts for the due 
execution of his office upon the foregoing terms. 

'Your committee set the following lots at the annual J^Sli^l 
sums to each man's name, videlicet. *^«" 

£ 
No. 1. South side to Dennis Nowlan for ... 88 ^*f «»^ 
„ 2. do. to William Smith for ... 70 
„ 3. do. to William Smith for ... 60 
„ 4. do. to Arthur Johnston for 

William Smith ... 88 

„ 6. do. to John Smith for ... 47" 

„ 6. do. to John Goold for ... B7 

„ 7. do. to the same for ... 26 

„ 8. do. to James Towers for ... 67 

„ 9. do. to Thomas Chaytor for ... 49 
„ 10. do. to Patrick Darcey for ... 29 
„ 11. do. to Nicholas Donagh for ... 59 
„ 12. do. to Eichard Hamilton for ... 24 
„ 13. do. to Arthur Johnston for 

Nicholas Donagh ... B8 

„ 14. do. to Eichard Hamilton for ... 69 
VOL. xin. a 



82 



DTTBLIN ASSEUBLT BOLL, 1779. 



1779. 








P RollzzifL 

^ m.aia. 


fTlfum fling 
ttreeU. 


No. 15. 


South side to James Donagh for 


... 30 




„ 16. 


do. 


to Daniel Dempsey for 


... 86 




„ 17. 


do. 


to James Donagh for 


... 77 


Lot* on 
nortiiside. 


No. 1. 


North side to John Connelly for 


... 46 




„ 2. 


do. 


to James Smith for 


... 47 




„ 3. 


do. 


to the same for 


... 60 




„ 4. 


do. 


to John M'Cabe for 


... 69 




„ 6. 


do. 


to William Harvey for 


... 60 




„ 6. 


do. 


to same William Harvey 


for 65 




„ 7. 


do. 


to Nicholas Donagh for 


... 40 




,, 8. 


do. 


to William Harvey for 


... 60 




»> ". 


do. 


to James Smith for 


... 46 




„ 10. 


do. 


to the same for 


... 43 




„ 11. 


do. 


to John Keating for 


... 46 




„ 12. 


do. 


to John Connolly for 


... 49 




„ 13. do, to John Keating for 
•The whole amounting to 


... 30 




£1,B94 111.212 ft. 



Payment. « The contractors to be paid quarterly as usual.' 
otdar. It was thereupon granted, the committee's report 

confirmed and made an act of assembly. 
[9.] Certain of the commons, setting forth that the 
citjTiwBes committee for inspecting city leases near expiring have 
made the annexed report of the 16th day of September, 
1779. 

*We inform your honours, that on the 1st day of 
September last we met and ordered the following lots 
of ground and holdings, part of your estate and in the 
city's possession, to be advertized to be set, that is to 
say, the tower over Audoen's arch, a holding in 
Hammond lane formerly in possession of William 



B«port 

Lots of 
ground. 



Tower oTer 
Andoen's 
arch. 
Hammoiid 

Cook street Dixou, a holding in Cook street formerly in possession 
wSt of Thomas Wilson, and several stalls in Newhall 
market. 



DUBLIN ASSEMBLY BOLL, 1779. 83 

* And in pursuance of such advertizement, we met JJJ ^t. 
on the 16th day of September and accordingly set up 
the holding in Hammond lane for three lives renewable £2!°***"** 
for 70 years, the rent to commence Michaelmas next 
and Mr. Richard Ginn having bid £7, and no person oinn. 
having bid more, he was declared the taker. We then 
proceeded to set up the holding in Rosemary lane on S^""^ 
the same terms and Mr. Robert Hutton having bid Button. 
£1 6s., and no person having bid more, he was declared 
the taker thereof. We then proceeded to set up the 
holding in Cook street formerly in possession of Thomas ^^^^ 
Wilson, and Mr. Richard Ginn having bid £9, he was oian. 
declared the taker. In consideration of the ruinous 
situation of the last concerns, we agreed that the rent 
thereof should not commence until the 25th day of 
March next. We then proceeded to set the tower over J„dSIinr' 
Audoen's arch formerly in possession of the corporation ^'^^ 
of tanners, and Mr. Ginn having bid £1 6s., and no oinn. 
person having bid more, he was declared the taker. 
We observe to your honours, that capon money is to ^von 
be reserved in the leases of all the before mentioned 
concerns. On said day we proceeded to set up several 
stalls in Newhall market for the term of three years, ^^Jfj" 
formerly in possession of Anthony Ball, viz. : No. 62, 
63. 66. 67. 70. to 78. and Atfield Botts having bid £35, Botts. 
And no person having bid more, he was declared the 
taker. We then proceeded to set up the three stalls 
formerly possessed by James Bracken, viz. No. 79. 80. 
81. and Thomas Devine having bid £22, ho was Devine. 
declared the taker thereof. We then proceeded to set 
up the several stalls in the middle of the market, which 
were formerly possessed by William Wilson, from No. 1. 
to 14. and Walter Roche having bid £28, he was Eoche. 
declared the tenant thereto. The said several rents to Rent*. 
be paid quarterly and to commence on the 29th day 
of September next.' 



84 DTTBUF ASSEMBLY BOLL, 1779. 

g7». It was thereupon granted, the committee's report boii xmiu. 

confirmed and made an act of assembly. 

scrijen. ^ [10.] Edward Scriven, setting forth that the com- 
mittee to whom his accounts were referred have made 
the annexed report of the 10th day of September last. 

Report *We met upon that occasion and after minutely 

examining the same find that he hath transacted the 

h^eBB. b^si^^ss from the 30th day of April, 1778, to Trinity 
term last, which with the several sums of money 

Aocounts. disbursed by him, amount in the whole to the sum of 
£B32 3s. Id., and that he has received and for which 
he gives credit the sum of £150, so that there remains 

dS?""* due to him the sum of £382 3s. Id., which we are of 
opinion and do recommend he be paid. We inform 
your honours, that the principal part of said bill has 
been taxed by the proper ofiBcer, the remainder being 
incidental disbursements and business could not 
undergo a regular taxation.' 

Order Jt was thereupon granted, the committee's report 

confirmed and made an act of assembly, and that the 

Payment, city treasurer do, on the Lord Mayor's warrant, pay to 
Mr. Edward Scriven the sum of £382 3s. Id., being the 
balance remaining due to him, as appears by the 
annexed report. 
[11.] Certain of the commons, setting forth that them. 211 ». 

ciSitoms^ committee of tolls and customs have made the annexed 
report of the 14th instant. 

Report. * We inform your honours, that we have had several 

meetings for the purpose of putting an end to the 

Contests, contests between the city and the several persons 

sbjw^foiir sending flour to Dublin. Mr. Shaw a principal flour 
factor attended us the IBth day of September last and 
made some overtures for an accommodation, whereupon 
we appointed a sub-committee with the assistance of 

Bew^er. j^^ Recordcr and Mr. Scriven to meet him on that 
occasion, who reported to us. 



BtJBLIK ASSSHBLT UOLL, 1779. 8B 

BoD-xni. "That on the 19th day of September last, theyiw. 

with the assistance of Mr. Becorder and Mr. Scriven oommit. 
met Mr. Shaw, when after discussing the city's ^g? 
claim to toll on flour, the objections thereto, andJ^J^^ 
the uncertainty of a determination by a court of 
law, they urged the continuance of a toll of ^th part 
of each bag of 2 cwt. weight as formerly paid, this was 
considered as too high, and therefore Mr. Shaw proposed 
upon the city's relinquishing and waiving all claim and 
retrospect to toll on flour hitherto passed free, upon 
security that there should be paid for the 160th part, 
as a toll of every bag of flour and that a joint applica- J^e^ug 
tion should be made the ensuing session to obtain an ^' ^^' 
act of parliament to confirm the same at the joint 
expense of each party." 

*We met again the 23rd of said month and after 
deliberating upon the said proposal, we directed Piopo«a. 
Mr. Scriven to apply to Mr. Shaw and the rest of scriyan, 
the flour factors, that the whole of them should come 
into the same agreement. Several of the factors. Agreement, 
on behalf of the owners of flour, on the 7th and 14th 
instant met your committee and instead of the 160th 
part in kind, proposed to give 160th part in money upon Money 
an average price to be taken upon the last five years ^^l"^ 
as a toll for each bag, this average has been struck tou atmck. 
and amounts to lis. 9d., a cwt. weight. 

* Your committee recommended that this proposal be 
agreed to by^ the city and that an act of parliament ^iSLent. 
be applied for jointly by the city and flour factors 
to confirm same and until such act can be obtained, 
we think a deed should be executed by all parties 

nuao declarative of the said agreement, in such manner as 
Mr. Recorder shall advise. We recommended that 
Mr. Timothy Mahon be appointed to collect the JJjJjJ^, ^ 
said tolls and customs in the usual manner for three ^^mg. 
months, in which time this business may be finally 



86 DUBLIN ASSEMBLY HOLL, 1779. 

i77». concluded or at all events the necessary deedBonoiJi 

executed.' 

Order. It wBs thereupon ordered, that the committee be con- 

tinued and hereby empowered to compromise and agree 

iMtru. by a proper instrument in writing to receive from such 
person or persons as shall be willing to pay as toll the 

Flour. 160th part of the value of flour brought to the markets 
of this city, as proposed by the foregoing report, said 
value being computed upon the average price of flour 
for the last five years and which upon calculation 

^^^j ^^ turns out to be at the rate of lis. 9d., by the cwt. weight 

^^^- and the said toll to be computed and accounted for 

Act. from the 29th day of September last, until an act of 

parliament can be obtained by the joint application of 

KwuTii ^^® ^^^y *^^ *^® ^^^^ owners and factors for the 
carrying the above mentioned proposed agreement into 

Bailiff. execution, and that in the meantime the bailiff or person 
employed by the corporation of the city to collect the 
tolls and customs, be ordered and empowered to demand 

flour!*" ^^^ ^"^^^ ^^^ lAyth part, agreeable to ancient usage, of 
all such flour as shall be brought to the said market 
belonging to all such persons as shall refuse or decline 
signing the above mentioned agreement until such act 
can be so obtained as aforesaid and that such toll shall be 

kiud!" collected and taken in kind out of each such sack and 
that the city seal be put to such instrument declarative 

ilecorder. of Said agreement, as Mr. Recorder shall advise, said 
agreement to continue binding between the parties 
executing the same, whether the said act of parliament 

J^ajjon. jsiiaii be obtained or not, and that Mr. Timothy Mahon be 
under the city seal continued bailiff to collect the said 
toll during such time and under such terms as the 
committee shall think proper. 

Ea*on. [12.] Benjamin Eaton, setting forth that the com- 

mittee to whom his petition and the former report 
thereon was referred, have made the annexed report of 
the 1st September, 1779. 



BTJBLIN ASSEMBLY ROLL, 1779. 87 

Bj>UMiii. * -^^e, the committee appointed for inspecting city 1770. ' 
leases near expiring, to whom the petition and report 
thereon respecting Benjamin Eaton was recommitted, Batou. 

m. 210 b. have examined the same and do entirely agree with our 
former report, except that part which mentions the 
interest to be £4 per centum, and are of opinion that ^^^*'*' 
the bonds shall bear interest at the rate of £6 per 
centum, and the interest to commence on the 11th day of 
May last, being the day on which the agreement was Agreement, 
made with him and the said Benjamin Eaton.' 

It was thereupon granted, the committee's report order* 
confirmed and made an act of assembly, and that city 
debentures be passed to the within named Benjamin Debentures. 
Eaton for £400, payable with interest at the rate of Baton. 

* Interest. 

£B per cent, to commence and bear date from the 11th 
day of May last. 

[13.] Precious Clarke, merchant, setting forth that SSoSLt. 
the committee to whom the report on his petition was 
recommitted, have made the annexed report of the 1st 
day of September, 1779. 

'' * We, the committee of city leases, having met and Beport 
reconsidered that part of the report respecting the said 
Precious Clarke, do entirely agree with our former ciarke. 
report and as it is the wish of the said Precious Clarke 
to have a lease for the term of 99 years, we do recom- Lease, 
mend that a new lease be made to him for the said term 
instead of his present lease, for three lives renewable 
within 70 years, at the same rent he now pays for R«nt. 
the same and the same to commence from the 25th day 
of March last, to which day the said Precious Clarke 
is to pay ofE all rent.' 

It was thereupon granted, the committee's report order, 
confirmed and made an act of assembly and that the 
petitioner do have a lease of the concerns for 99 years Lease, 
to commence from the 25th day of March last, agree- 
able to the survey thereof made by the city surveyor, survey. 



88 DUBLIK ASSEMBLY KOLL, 1779. 

ciSke. ^^ ^^^ *^® ^*^d Clarke paying off all rent and arrears of bo niii 
Brat rent to that time, said lease to contain such covenants 
and clauses as Mr. Becorder shall advise. 

cityieai. [14.] Certain of the commons, praying to have city 
I**"*- seal affixed to a lease and letter of attorney, in 
Ejectment, order to bring ejectment on the title for part of your 
2JJ^^ honours' estate in Barrack street adjacent to a holding 
Duiiei. formerly in possession of Benjamin Daniel : whereupon » «» 
it was granted, according fo the prayer of the petition. 

T.>ior. [16.] Benjamin Taylor, praying to be paid usual 

jSSfl allowance for attending grand juries and summoning 
prosecutors in criminal cases for half a year ending 
this assembly : whereupon it was ordered, that the city 
Payment, treasurer do, on the Lord Mayor's warrant, pay the 
petitioner the sum of £22 158., sterling, in consideration 
of his trouble in summoning prosecutors, etc., pursuant 
to the above petition. 

Trumtmu, [16.] Nathaniel Trumbell, praying to be continued 

Wilier 

uiiiff, one of the water bailiffs: whereupon it was ordered, 

oontiniied. 

that the above named Nathaniel Trumbell be and is 
hereby continued one of the water bailiffs of this cily 
during the city's pleasure, not exceeding one year 
ending Michaelmas assembly 1780, with the usual fees 
and perquisites, he giving such security to save the city 
harmless and for the faithful execution of his said 
office, as the Lord Mayor and Sheriffs shall approve of. 

oiibrey. [17.] William Osbrey, praying to be continued 

MarthSi Marshal keeper of the city of Dublin : whereupon it was 
ordered, that the above named William Osbrey be and 
is hereby continued Marshal keeper to the city of 
Dublin during the city's pleasure, not exceeding one 
year ending next Michaelmas assembly 1780, with all 
the just fees and perquisites belonging to the said 
employment and that the petitioner shall be bound in 
Sureties, a boud of £3,000, and find three sureties each to be 



HoU 



DTJBLIN ASSEMBLY ROLL, 1779. 89 

»iii* bound in separate bonds of £1,000, for indemnifying 1779. 



the city from all escapes and for the due execution of 
said employment, that he shall on Monday in every 
week make and return a list on oath of every person in weekly 
his custody upon any action, or execution, or other 
process whatsoever from the city or Tholsel court, ThoiBei 

court. 

distinguishing at whose suit such person or persons 
was or were committed and when and by whom 
discharged and whether such person hath been kept 
in actual custody or not, said security to be approved 
of by the Lord Mayor and Sheriffs and entered into in 
one week from this day or this order for continuing 
petitioner to be void. 

[18.] John Purcell, clerk of the commons, praying Purceu. 
m. 200 ft. usual allowance: whereupon it was ordered, that the«"n™oM- 
city treasurer do, on the Lord Mayor's warrant, pay payment, 
the petitioner £22 IBs., sterling, in consideration of the 
services in his petition set forth. 

[19*] Patrick Domin, gardener, praying to be paid Domin, 
a sum of money for gravelling, repairing, raking and 
levelling the Beau walk of Saint Stephen's Green: Beau walk, 
whereupon it was ordered, that the city treasurer do stephen-s 
pay the petitioner three guineas in full for the work payment. 



done by him in Saint Stephen's Green. 

[20.] Nathaniel Orpin, praying to be appointed one 
of the Serjeants at mace for the said city : whereupon 
it was ordered, that the within named Nathaniel Orpin 
be and is hereby appointed one of the Serjeants at 
mace of the said city during the city's pleasure, not 
exceeding one year ending next Michaelmas assembly 
1780, upon his giving such security for the faithful 
discharge of the duties of said office and redelivery of 
the silver mace as the Lord Mayor and Sheriffs shall 
approve of, said security to be entered into in one month 
from this date or this order for appointing the petitioner 
to be void. 



Orpi 
8erj( 



in, 
leant at 



90 DrULDT ASSEMBLY SOIX, 1779. 

27»- [21.] Thomas Massev, praying to be oontmued one Bon jam. 

luMMgr, * * m. 2096. 

^ •* of the Serjeants at maoe : like order. 



^S^Sidie. [22.] John Waller, one of the city beadles, praying 
usual allowance to enable him to pay the rent of his 
room : whereupon it was ordered, that the city treasurer 

VajmaaL do, (HI the Lord Mayor's warrant, pay the petitioner 
£3. ' 

[23.] The report of the committee of directors of the 

g^^ Ballast Office to the general assembly of the 13th of 
October, 1779. 

jseport. ' Since our last report to your honours, we continued 

New wall, the building of the new wall and have nearly finished 
the 150 feet which we began last spring. We paid 7s. 

JJ^2l^ ^^^^ '^^ t^® c^t mountain stones used for facing this 
wall, which is much cheaper than they were formerly i 
bought for. Your committee find they can procure the 
same kind for Bs. English, each, provided they will 
take them in the winter season, when there is a scarcity 
of work with the stone-cutters, and therefore propose 
to lay in 2000 or 3000, again a further part of the wall 
shall be begun. 

* There is a sum of £486 of the last parliamentary 
Grant. grant remaining unpaid, we presume your honours will 

think proper to apply for a grant the present session, 

and therefore beg your honours will make an order. 
Petition, that a petition be prepared, put under the city seal, 
S2?!f^^. ^^d presented to the honourable house of commons 

for further aid towards carrying on the Ballast Office 

wall. 

* Your committee also continued the building of the 
h<55«i^ abutment to the light house and the repairs of the 
Oftbbard*. gabbards and floats. 

Floats. ^ 

Cftth. ^^ abstract of the cash is hereunto annexed, which 

BaianoA. wc have examined and find there is a balance of 

Hart. £4,629 Is. 3d., in the hg^uds of alderman Henry Hart, 

Ballast Master, on the Ballast Office fund, and 



DUBLIN ASSElfBLT EOLL, 1779. 



91 



BoUxxi 
m.913. 



m. »S b. 



jC4,250 19s, 5d., overpaid by him on the account of i77». 

the public money, all which is humbly submitted to 

your honours. 

* Signed by nine of the committee.' 

State of the Ballast Office accounts from the 14th B^iMt 
day of July last inclusive, to the 13th day of October, •ooounu. 
1779, exclusive. 



Ballast Office, Dr. 






£ s. d. 


To bttlanoe of the last quarter's abstract 


.. 429111 6 


To cash reodved dnoe .. 


.. lOSM 9 5 




£5,316 10 


Per contra, Cr. 






£ s. d. 




.. 193 


By cash paid for repairing the pilen 


.. 126 8 2 


By cash paid salaries 


.. 175 13 9 


By cash paid for building and repairing gabbards 


.. 80 18 10 


By cash paid rent aad contingencies 


.. 103 18 10 


By cash paid for account of the lighthouse 


..900 


By cash paid interest 


. 


By balance 


.. 4829 1 3 




£5,310 10 



Ballast Office for the public money, Dr. 



To 



Per contra, Cr. 

By cash overpaid the but quarter on the pier 
By cash expended since on the pier 



£ B. d. 



£ s. d. 

3823 15 
, 427 3 11 


£4^19 


6 



15th October, 1779. 

Granted, the committee's report confirmed and made order, 
an act of assembly, and the committee continued, and 
to proceed as they shall think proper, that a petition Petition, 
be prepared by Mr. Recorder, put under the city seal city seal 



92 DtJBLIN ASSEMBLY ROLL, 1779. 

1779. and presented to the honourable the house of commons J^^^Jw*!*" 

wau!*''* for aid to carry on the Ballast Office wall. 
Dunn. Alderman Dunn to be of the committee in the room 

of the present Lord Mayor. 

Fnnchiae. 1779. October 15. — Admissions to franchise. p. r. 

B 108 

Dedaia. 1779^ October IB.— Declaration and signatures. c's 

1779. November 26. — Post Assembly. m. so7. 

[1.] Certain of the commons, setting forth that the 

^t^»i^ committee for conducting the pipe water have made the 
annexed report of the 22nd day of November instant. 

Eclwrt. *We, the committee appointed for conducting the 

pipe water having taken into our consideration the two 

several acts of parliament passed for the regulating the 

# pipe water of this city, are of opinion the same ought 

Eevisionof to bc rovisod and amended in several particulars, for 

parliament, that purposo WO directed Mr. Mylne (who from his 
experience in the execution of the works under the 
present laws could justly inform us) to consider of any 
defects therein and to point out to us such observations 
and amendments as he might suggest would be neces- 

Myine. sary in the said acts, this Mr. Mylne accordingly did, 
as it was a matter that could be better digested by a 

TOmmitiee. sub-committee. We appointed one with the assistance 

Howiaon. of Mr. Howisou for that purpose, who reported to us 
that they had taken under their consideration the 
matter referred to them, that after deliberating upon 
the said acts of parliament and the several alterations 
proposed by Mr. Mylne to be made therein, came to 

Kejoiu. several resolutions, which being considered by us very 
maturely, paragraph by paragraph, we agreed to the 
following. 

hSuMs^d * ^^^^ powers be vested in the proper oflScers to enter 

premifos. into all housos and premises whatsoever from eight 
of the clock in the morning until four in the afternoon 
(one day's notice thereof being first given) to inspect if 



DX7BLIK ASSEMBLY BOLL, 1779. 93 

Bonxxia, tfaiere should be any undue diversion or improper appro- vm. 
priation of water. water. 

* That no private dwelling house, manufacturer, or houm. 
others be supplied with water, unless the possessor 
thereof shall provide a proper cistern of lead, brick, ctrtwnt. 
or wood to hold a sufficiency of water, and ball and 
stop-cocks placed thereon to prevent wast6 when the 

said cistern is fully served and filled, under a penalty. Peuaity.* 

'That all pipes, branches, ferrels, and cocks ^o^^^«^* 
supplying water, the property of private persons to be JjgJ^ 
under the management and direction of the officers 
acting under proper authority, under a penalty. Penuty. 

* That a penalty be inflicted on persons, who shall JSJlif '^' 
molest or disturb the officers in the exercise of their <>"««^ 
duty. 

m.aB7«. * That all persons, who supply themselves with water ^"^■■^ 
from the city water course for private use or for '^*«'- 
carrying on manufactures, whether extra parochial or 
in the county of Dublin at large, shall pay for eachPajment 
private house 20s., and for every manufacturer 
according to his consumption. 

* That any person, who shall insert any ferrel or JJJSch tauf 
branch into any of the water pipes or course for con- ^»*«^p<p«"- 
veying water or otherwise divert the water from the 

said course without the knowledge of the proper officer, 
all and every such person or persons into or through 
whose house or concerns such water is conveyed shall 
forfeit £6, to be recovered in a summary way before Porfeit 
a justice of the county or the city of Dublin, where 
the offence is committed by the confession of the party 
or upon the oath of one or more credible witnesses. 

* That all and every person who shall continue, build, 

or erect any house of ease, dunghill, or sewer on or J^^^*^^' 
near the said water course, so that the water is or may 
be soiled or corrupted thereby, every such person or 
persons being thereof convicted shall for every such 



94 DUBLIN ASSEMBLY BOLL, 1779. 

ISeit offence forfeit £10, for every month the same shall Jj^^J^j^*- 
continue, to be recovered in a summary way before a 
justice of the county or city of Dublin, where the 
offence is committed by confession of the party or upon 
the oath of one or more credible witnesses. 

vainAtion < That in case of no valuation of ministers' or work- 

of new 

boiue«. house money being obtained, that the corporation of the 

city of Dublin be empowered to appoint sworn valuators 

monT ^ value all new houses and to levy the water money 

according to such valuation, until new valuations shall 

be made. 

SS^ST* 'That the corporation of the city of Dublin be 

B^^'^tioM empowered to make and establish such regulations 

^JS?.^etc. ^^^ t^^ better improvement of the said work and 'fix 

such mains, services, branches, cocks, plugs, fire-cocks, 

and other devices upon such constructions, as to them 

may seem expedient from the place or reservatory 

citybosoii. called the city bason and from the water-wheel or 

LiiiiDd engine at Island bridge, through the several roads, 

bridge. 

highways, streets, alleys, yards, courts, squares, open 

areas, lanes, quays, and passages of the city of Dublin, 

its liberties, and suburbs, and to be conservators of the 

said water and water-course from the said bason and «- aoe. 

from the said water-wheel or engine, and to be 

Powers, empowered and authorized to break up and dig the soil 

and ground of every such road, highway, street, alley, 

yard, court, square, open area, lane, quay, and passage 

for the purpose aforesaid and through the several places 

aforesaid (said corporation making the damages) with 

the same powers as in the said acts mentioned. 

m«!tfc* * We recommend the foregoing proposed amendments 

Becorder. be laid before Mr. Recorder to prepare the same with 

such others as to him may seem necessary to be intro- 

wmmoM. duoed into the house of commons in the most convenient 

EzpeoM. manner and with as little expense as possible, so as to 

avoid for the future any interruption or litigation in 



DT7BLI1T ASSEMBLY BOLL, 1779-1780. 96 

RoUnriii the execution of the works, so essential to the™- 

ra. IK. Work* 

inhabitants of this metropolis.' 

And the said commons, praying to confirm the said ord«. 
report and make the same an act of assembly: it was 
thereupon granted, the committee's report confirmed 
and made an act of assembly. 

1780. January 6. — Post Assemblj'^. itso. 

[1.] Certain of the commons, setting forth that thecorpor*. 

tiOD of 

committee appointed to consider what measures ought duwiju 
to be pursued by the corporation of the city of Dublin 
on obtaining a law for the extension of the trade and ^^^ 
commerce of this kingdom, have made the annexed ^^^^* 
report of the 3rd day of January, 1780. 

*We met on Monday the 3rd day of March, 1780, ^^"^ 
when the following resolutions were unanimously SSLs!'*' 
agreed to, together with the annexed addresses. AddresM*. 

** Resolved, that we gladly embrace this the first 
opportunity of our assembling to express our warmest 
approbation of and concurrence in the resolutions and tiSS'^**' 
m.206». sentiments of both houses of parliament of thisnmM^'' 
kingdom, relative to the propositions of Lord North in PiSS^ent 
the British house of commons for the relief of Ireland, North, 
and that we feel with the most lively sensibility and hSLsfof 
gratitude the virtuous and patriotic conduct of this our Relief!*"* 
spirited legislature, which has so eminently conduced to 
procure to this country the fair prospect she has now 
in view. 

" Resolved, that a dutiful and loyal address be Address, 
presented to his majesty, declaratory of the indelible George iii. 
impression made upon our hearts by his majesty's 
wisdom and justice in removing the oppressive 
restrictions under which his loyal people of Ireland Bestnc- 
have too long laboured, and the high sense of gratitude 
we entertain at the prospect of the further relief by his ^J^nd.' 
royal bpunty intended for us. 



98 



DXTBLUr ASSEMBLY BOLL, 1780. 



1780. 

Citypipe 

wmter. 

Baport. 



Amend- 
menta. 



Lftw Agent 



Recorder. 



Bonrke. 

Hona^of 

comtnona. 



Want of 
water. 



CoUectora. 



Tumoooka' 
daiiea. 



Order. 



Tnules- 

nien'a 

bilU. 



pipe water have made the annexed report of the 17th BoUzxiii.i 

* * * m. 5 6. 

January, 1780. 

* We inform your honours, that since our last report 
of the 29th day of November last, we proceeded in the 
works and business to us committed with the utmost 
care and attention and having on that day reported 
to your honours the amendments necessary for the pipe 
water and having received your approbation of such 
report, we ordered that your law agent should lay the 
amendments and alterations proposed therein before 
Mr. Recorder, that he may put the same into a regular 
form and when done to have them laid before Mr. 
Bourke, so as to have them introduced into the house 
of commons in the most convenient and in the least 
expensive manner. Several complaints having from 
time to time been laid before us by the inhabitants 
of want of water and finding such complaints generally 
arise from the neglect and inattention of the persons 
employed by the collectors in turning the cocks, we 
ordered the several collectors employed to be more 
attentive for the future, so as to prevent if possible such 
complaints, until we could devise some more efifectual 
plan than has been heretofore adopted to oblige the 
turncocks to do their duty, and which plan your com- 
mittee have now under their consideration and intend 
to carry into execution as soon as possible.* 

It was thereupon granted, the committee's report 
confirmed and made an act of assembly, and the com- 
mittee continued and they to proceed as they shall 
think proper. 

[7.] Certain of the commons, setting forth that the 
committee for examining tradesmen's bills have made 
the annexed report of the 4th day of January, 1780. m. -t 

*We inform your honours, that we met on the 
occasion on the 4th day of January instant and passed 
the following bills, videlicet 



DUBLIN ASSEMBLY BOLL, 1780. 99 



ScIlxziii.A. £ 8. d. 1780. 

* Simon Vierpyl's bill for stone-cutter's IlS?» bui«. 
work ... ... ... ... 15 10 

' Samuel Read's bill for plumber's work 29 3 6 

* John Price King's bill for iron-monger's 

work ... ... ... ... 11 11 4 

' James Elliott's bill for slater's work ... 28 18 6 
' George Stevenson's bill for bricklayer's 

work ... ... ... ... 44 12 3 

* Eichard Raper's bill for glazier's work 13 4 4 

* Timothy Dyton's bill for printing ... 16 11 B 
'Benjamin Eaton's bill for carpenter's 

work ... ... ... ... 35 7 8 

* Thomas Mathew's bill for surveying ... 56 2 4 

* Stephen Gordon's bill for iron-monger's 

wwk ... ... ... ... 40 14 8 

'Isaac Poole's bills for tin work ... 21 3 1 

* Thomas Todd Faulkner's bill for 

printing and stationery ware ... ... 156 8 10 



' Which said several bills amount in the 
whole to the sum of ... ... ...£467 18 8 



' And your committee are further of opinion, that it A*iii«tant to 

•^ *^ ' masters of 

would be of great advantage to the corporation and "^y works, 
tend much to the lessening the charges made against 
your honours, if there was a proper person appointed 
in the nature of an assistant to the masters of the city 
works, who would inspect the several works doing, 
check the accounts of the tradesmen, and make due and 
proper returns when directed.' 

It was thereupon granted, the committee's report ^ ^ 
confirmed and made an act act of assembly, except as 
to the appointing a person to do the business therein 
recommended, that the city treasurer do, on the Lord 
Mayor's warrant, pay the several tradesmen therein Payment. 






100 



DUBLIN ASSEMBLY ROLL, 1780. 



1780. 



named the respective sums reported due them, the same bou xxiii.A. 
to be allowed the treasurer in his accounts. And it is 



Tudor. 
Pajment. 
Silver 
bnx«9. 

Sanktty, 

Howiaon, 

Sheriffs. 



further ordered, that the city treasurer do, on his 
Lordship's order, pay to Mr. Richard Tudor the sum 
of £10, sterling, the expense of two silver boxes pre- 
sented to Henry Gore Sankey and Henry Howison, 
esquires, late Sherififs, but not to be drawn as a 
precedent for the future. 

[8.] Certain of the commons, setting forth that the 

City lease*, committec of city leases near expiring have made the 
annexed report, the 13th day of December, 1779. 

* We, the committee for inspecting city leases to whom 
the petition of James Smith has been referred, inform 
your honours, that on the 23rd day of November last, 
we met on the occasion and took the subject matter of 
his petition into consideration, and the said Mr. Smith 
who attended us and admitted the tithes of Taghdowe 
were taken for him by William Worthington, esquire, 
at the annual rent of £145, and produced a receipt 
from Mr. Worthington dated the 27th February, 1778, 
for the sum of £140, acknowledging therein that he 
Mr. Worthington had received said sum from Mr. 
Smith towards paying the city treasurer a year's rent »-'*^- 
or deposit for said tithes, and said he gave Mr. 
Worthington £6, in cash to complete the year's rent. 
It appeared also to your committee that Mr. Smith 
owed your honours a large sum for rent and arrears 
of rent for said tithes after giving credit for the sum 
paid by him in manner aforesaid to Mr. Worthington. 
On the 13th day of December instant we again met and 
said Mr. Smith also attended and proposed if the city 

Auteiuent. would make him an abatement of £232, being the loss 
sustained by him in not receiving any tithes out of the 
three townlands, though they were included in the 

^7me"t.^' settling made by your honours, that he would pay the 
balance in manner following, that is to say, £100 in 



Report. 
Smith. 



Te«hdowe 
tithen. 

Worthing- 
toa. 



Sums 
paid. 



Kent and 
arrears. 



BTtBLIN ASSEMBLY BOLL, 1780. 101 

Koiixxiii.A. three months, and the remainder at £100 per year and i^*^- 
™* security, and surrender the premises. -Whereupon your surrender, 

committee agreed to accept of £300 from Mr. Smith, Agreement 
£100 to be paid in three months, and the remaining payment- 
£200 in one and two years and to give security to be 
approved of by the Lord Mayor.' 

It was thereupon granted, the committee's report order, 
confirmed and made an act of assembly, the said James 
Smith having entered into security to pay the sum of l^^^. 
£300 within reported in the periods within specified, 
upon condition that the said James Smith gives a 
surrender of said tithes forthwith under his hand, that 
upon his giving such surrender, the tithes of [J{»"«"<*®' 
Taghdowe to be forthwith advertized to be set by TagSdowe. 
public cant by the committee and the taker be obliged Pubuccaut 
to give satisfactory security for the payment of the 
future rent. 

[9.] Certain of the commons, setting forth that the 
committee of city leases to whom the petition of Robert ^^y *••^• 
Qraydon, Henry Morris, and Andrew Young, executors 2j^^^°' 
of John Gillmer deceased, was referred, have made the Z?!^'' 

' ' Oillmer, 

annexed report of the 3rd December, 1779. deceased. 

* We, to whom the above petition has been Report, 
referred and who were empowered to calculate the 
fines for renewal and the interest on said fines and Fines, 
which were to be paid by the petitioners on 
getting a renewal, met on the occasion and find 
the fines and interest thereof amount to the sum sum. 
of £40 198. 2Jd., as by the annexed account to 
which we refer may appear. We also find that the 
said John Gillmer, the surviving life, died in Geneva john 
in Switzerland, when he went there for the benefit of aied^in' 
his health and that therefore it would be a hardship g^^»«'- 
on his representatives to be debarred from receiving an 
interest which they expected to have in perpetuity, from 
which circumstances your committee are of opinion and 



102 DUBLIN ASSEMBLY EOLL, 1780. 

1780. do recommend that a renewal be granted to the eou xxm i 

uase. petitioners of the premises for the lives in their petition "* 

set forth, they paying the rents, fines for renewal and »- a. 

interest above specified, and paying ofif all rent to the 

time of granting such renewal.' 
Order. It was thereupon granted, the committee's report con- 

firmed and made an act of assembly, and that such 
Renewal, reucwal, as is thereby recommended, be prepared and 

laid before Mr. Recorder for his opinion and put under 
City seal the city seal and given to the petitioners on their paying 

off all rent and fines by said report recommended. 
^^^; [10.] Richard Gladwell on behalf of the commis- 
^Ti^.^' sioners for paving, setting forth that the committee v>ho 

were empowered to meet a committee from the paving 

corporation, have made the annexed report of the 3rd 

December, 1779. 
Report. * We, the committee who were empowered to meet a 

committee from the paving corporation in order to 
Demanda Settle the dcmauds claimed by the said commissioners 

for paTiog. 

for paving and also to compound with said corporation 

and for other purposes, inform your honours that we 

met a committee from the commissioners for paving 

at the time within specified and did agree with said 

Payment committce to pay them the sums in the annexed 

resolutions set forth and including the respective times 

therein also set forth.' 

Order. ATud the Said committee, praying to confirm the 

said report and make the same an act of assembly: 

it was thereupon ordered, that the city treasurer do, 

I'ayinont. OH the Lord Mayor's warrant, pay the treasurer of 

the comruissioners for the corporation of paving the 

sum of £600, in lieu of every demand they may have 

against the corporation of the city to and for the 12th 

Paving, day of December last, including the demand for paving 

g^j„t Saint Stephen's Green, and that the said treasurer be 

?/iSi!"' also paid the further sum for the year ending the 12th 



DUBLIK ASSEMBLY KOLL, 1780. 108 



Sou 



^uxxula. day of December next, by two half yearly pajnnents, itw. 

the same to be in full of all demands that the commis- ^^^^!^r« 
sioners for paving can have or claim against the city 
to that time, to be paid by the city treasurer on the 
Lord Mayor's warrant and allowed in his accounts. 

[11.] Certain of the commons [praying] for freedom Fnuicw*^ 
to John Forbes, esquire, member in parliament for the John 
borough of Eatoath : whereupon it was granted, gratis J|^J;J^ 
unanimously, for the reasons in the petition set forth. 

[12.] William Worthington, esquire, praying for Worthing, 
leave to surrender Arundel court : whereupon it was ^^^ 
ordered, that a surrender of the premises be accepted sorrender. 
of and that the same be forthwith advertized to be set 
by public cant by the committee of city leases. 

[13.] Certain of the commons, setting forth that in 
consequence of the parliament having omitted to grant ^"J^^J* 
m.3 6. the usual aid for carrying on the Ballast Office wall, BaiiHsi 

" Office 

that most useful work is obliged to be discontinued, ^•^^ 
they therefore pray your Lordship and honours will 
renew your application to parliament for aid towards JiJuimea. 
carrying on said walls : whereupon it was ordered, that 
a petition be prepared by the Ballast Office committee 
with the assistance of Mr. Recorder, put under the Recorder, 
city seal, and presented to the honourable house of city mai. 
commons for aid to carry on the Ballast Office wall. 

[14.] Certain of the commons, praying to appoint a oiffard, 

commis- 

commissioner for paving in the room of Mr. Eobert •*oner of 
Hutton, deceased: whereupon it was ordered, that the 
commons do proceed to the election of one of the 
commons to be of the corporation of paving in this 
city, in the room of Mr. Robert Hutton, deceased: — -uS^^. 
Mr. Giffard. 

[15.] Mary and Martha Cooke, daughters and heirs cooke. 
at law of alderman Thomas Cooke, deceased, praying 
a renewal of a piece of ground in James's street by Renewal 
adding the life of Samuel Thomas Cooke Weldon, "treet 



104 DUBtri^ ASSEMBtY EOLL, l780. 

1780. esquire, in the room of Thomas Cooke, deceased: EoiixxiiLA. 
whereupon it 'was granted, pursuant to the prayer of °** 
the within petition. 
?p^inted [16.] George Bury, praying to be appointed weigh- 
niMter. master of the crane of Booter lane : it was thereupon 
crane!" *°* Ordered, that the within named George Bury be and 
is hereby appointed weigh-master during good 
behaviour, agreeable to act of parliament, that he have 
an appointment under the city seal and enter into a 
bond before the Lord Mayor with sufficient security 
conditioned for the true and faithful execution of his 
office, that the said George Bury do at his own expense 
provide a convenient weigh-house, and also beams, 
scales, weights, branding irons, and other necessaries, 
and that the place for keeping such weigh-house shall 
be approved of by the Lord Mayor, said security to be 
entered into in ten days from this date or this order 
to be void. 
SS^,™"^*" [17.] Thomas Knox, mace bearer and officer of 
commons, praying to be continued at his augmented 
salary: whereupon it was granted, according to the 
prayer of the petition for one year ending next 
Christmas assembly 1781. 
ofliew^to. [18-] Henry Eoe, praying to be continued gaoler of 
Newgate: whereupon it was ordered, that the above 
named Henry Roe be continued gaoler of Newgate for 
one year ending next Christmas assembly 1781, upon 
his giving such security for indemnifying the city from 
all escapes and for the faithful discharge of the duties 
of that office, as the Lord Mayor and Sheriffs shall 
approve, said security to be entered into ten days from m. 2. 
this date or this order for continuing the petitioner to 
be void, and in such case the right honourable the 
Lord Mayor be requested to convene a post assembly 
to appoint a proper person to be gaoler of Newgate. 
ID the room of the said Henry Roe. 



continued. 



c«»ntinue(L 



t)TTBLIK ASSClfBLT ROLL, l780. 105 

Roii rxiif JL [19.] Robert Hargrave, praying to be continued i7». 

sergeant at mace of the said city: whereupon it was ser/«antat 

mace, 

ordered, that the within named Bobert Hargrave be contina«d. 
and is hereby continued one of the sergeants at mace 
of the said city during the city's pleasure, not exceeding 
one j^ear ending next Christmas assembly 1781, he 
giving such security for the faithful discharge of the 
duties of said office and redelivery of the silver mace 
as the Lord Mayor and Sheriffs shall approve of, said 
security to be entered into in one month from this date 
or this order for continuing the petitioner to be void. 

[20.] Francis Gibbons, praying for some emolument oibbtma. 
to his salary : whereupon it was ordered, that the city saiary. 
treasurer do pay the Lord Mayor the sum of five Jj"^*^^ 
guineas, to be by him distributed among such persons 
at the market house, as shall appear to him most JJ^J^!^ 
beneficial in detecting frauds. 

[21.] Eobert Mathews, inspector of the pavements, Mathew*. 
etc., praying usual allowance : whereupon it was ^t^meite^ 
ordered, that the city treasurer do, on the Lord Mayor's Payment. 
warrant, pay the petitioner the sum of £5. 

[22.] The report of the committee of directors of the g^^j!^* 
Ballast Office to the general assembly the 19th January, 
1780. 

* Your committee, since their last report to your Report, 
honours, finished the building of the 153 feet of the 
new wall which they began last summer, they also ^JJ^/*"- 
continued the repairs of the piles and gabbards. cabbardd. 

*Your committee beg leave to represent to your 
lionours, that they are very much concerned at the 
obstruction to the navigation of the harbour, which is Naviffntion 

of barbonr. 

occasioned by the sand and gravel brought down the *^^^^f"^ 
river Dodder by the mountain floods into the river Dodder. 
Liffey, which forms such shoals at Rings End point usey. 
and the Block house, as prevent many ships coming ^^j^j**"**- 
up to the quays except at spring tides, which is a very ^^'^•*' 



106 DUBLIN ASSEMBLY BOLL, 1780. 

17W). great injury to the trade of this city and the poorer S?t.""*^ 

3°V"- inhabitants are greatly distressed for want of coals, 

T^Seof the price of which is often much enhanced by the delay 

oSi* of getting over those shoals. We therefore recommend 

to your honours to present a petition to parliament, to 

pray to be empowered to change the course of the river 

Dodder, so that it may empty itself to the southward 

of Rings End church, by which the sand and gravel 

brought down will not be any prejudice to the channel. 

* Your committee also beg leave to inform your«»-2*- 

Sutton. honours, that George Sutton, esquire, a member of this 

committee has been extremely attentive to the business 

of this office for a considerable time past and that he 

JdTO^. advanced money last summer (when there was not cash 

Mountain in the offlce) to pay the stone-cutters for the mountain 

stones. ^ *r J 

stones used in building the new wall, which was a great . 

benefit to the office, as it was owing to paying ready 

money, that they procured those stones so much cheaper 

than formerly. We therefore came to the following 

iie«)intion. resolutiou on the 8th of December last.' 

'''***°^** "Resolved, that the thanks of this committee be 

sut^ presented to George Sutton, esquire, for his very 

laudable attention to the interest of the works carried 

on by this committee, his close attendance, and the 

advance of money in support of the works." 

CMh. « ^n abstract of the cash is hereunto annexed, which 

BaJance. we have examined and find there is a balance of 

Hart. £4,530 2s. 4id., in the hands of alderman Henry Hart, 

Ballast Master, on the Ballast Office fund and 

£4,102 14s. 4d., overpaid by him on accoiint of the 

public money, all which is humbl)' submitted to your 

honours. 

' Signed by seven of the committee.* 

Ballast State of the Ballast Office accounts from the 13th day 

Office '^ 

accounts, of October last inclusive, to the 19th day of January, 
1780, exclusive. 



DUBLIN ASSEUBLT BOLL, 1780. 



107 



Uoll xxiii.A 

m. 2 6. Ballast Office, Dr. 

To balance of last quarterns abstract 


s. 
. 4629 1 


1790. 

d. Ballast 
_ OlBce 
^ accounts. 


To cash received since 


881 5 


6 




£5,510 6 


9 


Per contra, Or. 


£ 6. 


d. 


By cash paid for raising ballast ,. 


, 157 13 





By cash paid for repairing the piles 


96 9 


2 


By cash paid salaries 


. 150 13 





By cash paid for building and repairing gabbards 


. 383 OIU 


By cash "paAd rent and contingencies 


. 90 13 


3 


By cash paid for account of the lighthouse . . 


. 92 14 


3 


By cash paid interest 


- 




By balance 


. 4530 2 


4* 




£5,510 6 


9 


Ballast Office for the public money, Dr. 


£ s. 


d. 


To cash received at his majesty's treasury 


. 485 





To balance overpaid on the pier 


. 4102 14 


4 




£4,587 14 


4 


Per contra, Cr. 


£ 8. 


d. 


By balance overpaid the last quarter on the pier 


. 4250 10 


6 


By cash expended since on the pier. . 


. 336 14 11 




£4,587 14 


4 



21st January, 1780. 
m. i.| Granted, the committee's report confirmed and made order, 

an act of assembly and the committee continued and 
to proceed as they shall think proper, that a petition Petition to 
be prepared by Mr. Recorder, put under the city seal, ^JJ*^","* 
and presented to the house of commons for the purposes 
in the said report mentioned, and that the thanks of ]^"5{j»<>' • 
the corporation of the city of Dublin be presented by to3SS?g!r" 
the Lord Mayor and Sheriffs to George Sutton, esquire, ^^*^**- 
for his particular services and extraordinary attention 
he has given fo the affairs of the Ballast Office, by 



108 DXT^LIK ASSEMBLY EOLL, 1780. 

1780. which that establishment has evidently received very boU xniiA. 

considerable advantages, and that the commons do name 
Hutton, one of the commons in the room of Robert Hutton, 

ceoea8«d. 

deceased. 
Myier. [One of the commons] : Mr. Myler. 

Fraiichiw. 1780. January 21. — Admissions to franchise. f. r. 

B.ioa 
SSS. 1780. January 21. — Declarations and signatures. c.a. 

1780. February 21.— Post Assembly. in-i. 

Head^ofa j-j j Certain of the commons, setting forth that heads 
roLiract. of a bill to amend an act intitled an act for making 
Dublin. and amending public roads in the county of Dublin, 
for regulating, applotting, and levying money of the 
c(junly of the city of Dublin, have been brought into 
Smmoui. the house of commons, which bill if carried into a Taw, 
your petitioners conceive, would be extremely injurious 
to the citizens of this city in general and an encroach- 
PriviiftxM^ ment on the privileges of the corporation. And the 
*»<>°- said commons, praying to take the premises into con- 

sideration and conceive such order therein as to your 
honours shall seem meet: whereupon it was ordered, 
hou^^Jf*** that a petition be prepared, put under the city seal, and 
c?S*»«3!' presented to the house of commons, praying that the 
said heads of a bill may be opposed in all its stages 
from being carried into a law under the direction of 
the parliamentary committee. — Allowed unanimously. 
[2.] Certain of the commons, praying that a petition 
be prepared, put under the city seal, and presented to 
^\Mi^lhe ^^® house of commons, to oppose heads of a bill for 
SSSSm regulating the stage in the city and county of Dublin : 
ho^*2l*° whereupon it was ordered, that a petition be prepared, 
coiuinous. p^t ijiider the city seal, and presented to the house of 
commons, praying that said heads of a bill may not be 
carried into a law and that the city may be heard by 
couunei. their counsel against the said heads of a bill under 
the direction of the parliamentary committee. 



m. If 



DUBLIN ASSEMBLY ROLL, 1780. 109 

E..nxxifi.i, 1780. March 1.— Post Assembly. ^^ 

[1.] Certain of the commons, setting forth that 
Thomas Butler of the city of Kilkenny, esquire, and |?ik;;;,y. 
other flour millers have filed their bill against the muilS* 
corporation of the city of Dublin for an injunction to 
stop the collection of toll on flour, to which it will be aoir*" 
necessary to put in an answer, that an answer has been 
prepared by Mr. Recorder for that purpose, they there- 
fore pray that the said answer may stand the answer aiiUr. 
of this city, put under the city seal, and filed c»«y »^' 
accordingly: whereupon it was granted, according to 
the prayer of the petition. 

1780. March 6.— Post Assembly. 

[1.] Certain of the commons, setting forth that the 
committee appointed for inspecting the management of 
tolls and customs have made the annexed report of tho J^^^^^^, 
1st March, 1780. 

* We, the committee appointed for inspecting the Report. 
management of tolls and customs, inform your 
honours, that a bill having been filed against 
the city by Thomas Butler, esquire, and others Butier. 
for an injunction to stop the collection of toll on Jour!^" 
flour, a post assembly was convened to affix the city 
seal to the city's answer thereto, which was prepared 
by the city law agent on the 1st day of March instant, 
and your committee with others having met on that 
business, the chief magistrate laid before us a letter otlirand*" 
received by him from messieurs Frederick Geale, John ''*^^™ 
Montgomery, and Joshua and Eobert Clibborne, dated 
29th February last, wherein they declare that they are 
authorized on behalf of the several employers to settle 
the difference between them and the city amicably, by 
your honours acquiescing to have the toll agreed on to '^^^ ^*® 
be paid, videlicet, Ifd., per bag, to commence from the 
29th day of March, instead of the 29th September last, 



110 DUBLIN ASSEMBLY BOLL, 1780. 

17^ and that all toll taken by the city during that period roh 

Pftcton. giiouid be allowed to the several factors in their first "^ 
payments and also promising on the part of the 
gentlemen who filed the above mentioned bill, that 
nothing further should be done therein, until your 
honours should have an opportunity to meet and 
determine on the subject, and expecting on the city's 
part, that in the meantime, orders should be given to 

Toll. the city officers to desist from taking toll, and should 

said treaty by any accident break oflF, holding them- »• i <?• 
selves accountable for the toll that would be taken on 
the flour of their employers during such time of 

Letter. suspensc. Your committee took said letter into mature 
consideration and to shew the good disposition of the 
city towards the flour factors of this kingdom, and to 
avoid any future contention or litigation, do recommend 

^i^'oe. that the import of the. said letter be complied with, 
although to the loss and disadvantage of the corporation, 
provided the said several millers, for whom the said 

Agreement gentlemen are concerned as factors, do sign the agree- 
ment prepared for that purpose, and pay the sums 
mentioned in said letter from time to time and also use 

Parliament their interest in parliament assisted by the corporation 
to carry said proposition and agreement into a law, 
and provided this agreement will not extend to any of 
the millers who will not acquiesce to the terms and 
give their assistance in manner therein specified/ 

Order. And the said commons, praying to confirm the said 

report and make the same an act of assembly: 
it was thereupon granted, the committee's report 
confirmed and made an act of assembly upon the con- 
ditions and provisoes in said report set forth and 
recommended. 

' James Hamilton. — Ben j amin Geale. — Thomas 
Blackall. — Henry Bevan. — Henry Hart. — Francis 
Fetherston. — John Darragh. — ^Nath^niel Warren. — 
William Alexander.' 



XXUIA. 



DUBLIN ASSEMBLY BOLL, 1780. Ill 

BoOxziiLA. 1780. April 7.— Second Friday after Easter. ^ i7». 

[1.] "We, the Lord Mayor and Board of Aldermen Btocuonof 
of the city of Dublin, have this day elected alderman ^vor. 
Killner Swettenham to serve in the place or office of 
Lord Mayor of the said city for the ensuing year com- 
mencing from Michaelmas next, and do hereby return 
the said Killner Swettenham to you the Sheriffs and 
Commons of the said city for your approbation. 

" James Hamilton, Lord Mayor." 
" We, the Sheriffs and Commons of the city of Dublin 
in common council assembled, have this day approved 
by ballot of alderman Killner Swettenham to serve in swettwi* 

'^ ham. 

the office of Lord Mayor of the said city for the ensuing J®"^^ 
year commencing from Michaelmas next. 

" William James, John Exshaw, Sheriffs." 
[2.] " We, the Sheriffs and Commons of the common 
council of the city of Dublin, have this day by ballot 
nominated the following eight freemen of the said city, ^^^^^ 
resident within the said city or liberties adjoining 
thereto, each of them worth in real and personal estate 
in possession the sum of £2,000 sterling, over and above 
all his just debts, that is to say, Thomas Andrews of 
the Coomb brewer, Samuel Reed of Cook street 
carpenter, John Sutton of Stafford street merchant, 
William Wilson of Dame street merchant, William 
Wallace of Bridge street merchant, Thomas Fleming 
of Smock alley stationer, William Kilbee of Jervis street 
cooper, and Daniel Marston of Abbey street merchant, 
as fit persons to serve in the office of Sheriffs of the 
said city, and do hereby return the names with the 
additions of the said eight persons to you the Lord 
Mayor and aldermen of the said city, in order to your 
electing two of the said persons to be Sheriffs of the 
said city for the ensuing year commencing Michaelmas 
next. 

" William James, John Exshaw, Sheriffs." 

1 £a8t9r day, 26 March, 1780 



m. 11 b. 



112 



DUBLIN ASSEMBLY ROLL, 1780. 



1780. 

Election. 

SnttoB. 

MnrstoD, 

Sheriffs. 



Franchise. 



Biirr>' 
Yelvertou.i 



Answer. 



City pipe 
water. 



Beport. 

Collectors. 
Tax. 

Walker. 

Cave. 

HouseB. 
Mains. 



Sums un- 
collected. 



"We, the Lord Mayor and Board of Aldermen of rou xriii.a 

the city of Dublin, have this day elected by ballot John ^ 

Sutton of Stafford street merchant and Daniel Marston 

of Abbey street merchant, out of the eight persons 

returned to us by the Sheriffs and Commons, as fit 

persons to serve in the office of Sheriffs of the said city 

for the ensuing year commencing from Michaelmas 

next. 

** James Hamilton, Lord Mayor." 

[3.] " Resolved by the Lord Mayor, Sheriffs, commons, 
and citizens that the freedom of this city, this day 
granted to Barry Yelverton, esquire, be presented to 
him in the most respectful manner by the Lord Mayor 
and Sheriffs, and that the same with his answer thereto 
be printed in the public papers." 

[4.] Certain of the commons, setting forth that the 
committee appointed for better supplying the city with 
water have made the annexed report, videlicet. 

* We, the committee for better supplying the city with 
pipe water, have since our last report to your honours 
attended very carefully to the business to us committed, m. lo 
Your collectors, in the course of our proceedings, 
having informed us that several persons refused paying 
the pipe water tax, on account of not being supplied 
with water, or of mains not having been laid before 
their houses ; whereupon we ordered, that messieurs Gee 
and Walker, the overseers, should attend the collectors 
in their respective divisions and point out to them where 
mains were laid in the several streets and where not, 
and that said collectors should return to messieurs Cave 
a list of the houses before which mains were not laid. 
Your committee finding that the collectors or some of 
them were very backward in making their collections 
good, and that large sums appeared uncollected w^hich 
were collectable, we therefore resolved that such of the 
collectors, who did not or should not on or before the 



DUBLIN ASSEMBLY BOLL, 1780. 113 

Rou zxiiLA. 25th day of March last, collect the amount of their irw. 
books or such part thereof as were collectable, should 
not get new books, and in that case to abide the deter- Book*, 
mination of your committee, whether to be continued 
longer in their collections or not. 

' The chief magistrate having laid before us a letter 
from Mr. Baggs, secretary to the Grand Canal Bagv*. 
company, requesting a warrant for one year's ten per c*«ai. 
cent, on the gross revenue of the pipe water for the ^^^'' 
year ending the 25th day of March, 1779, we ordered 
that an answer should be sent to said letter informing 
Mr. Baggs that his requisition should be complied with 
when the accounts for that year had been settled. 

*Your committee finding, that notwithstanding the 
precautions by them used in urging the collection of collection 
the taxes, that some of the collectors were inattentive 
to our directions, ordered that they should call on the 
following gentlemen in our name and to request that oeutiemen 
they, would appoint a time to go with the collectors to ooifeetow. 
the several houses in their respective parishes returned 2?"^**"* 
in arrear, that thereby we could the better be enabled 
to judge of the authenticity of their said returns, 
videlicet. 

* St. Andrew's parish. Mr. Myler, Mr. Home, Mr. Parishos. 
Maher. 

* St. Ann's parish. Mr. Tomlinson, Mr. Witherington. 

* St. Audoen's parish. Mr. Worthington, Mr. Bolton. 
'St. Bride's parish. Mr. M*Cready, Mr. Davis. 

' St. Catherine's parish. Mr. Bloxham, Mr. Andrews. 

* St. James's parish. Mr. Manders. 

* St. John's parish. Mr. Fleming, Mr. Smith. 

* St. Mark's parish. Mr. Pemberton, Mr. Sherwood. 

* St, Mary's parish. Mr. Howison, Mr. J. Sutton, Mr. 
Moncrieffe. 

' St. Michael's parish. Mr. Reed, Mr. Norton, Mr. 
Mulhem. 

VOL. xui. J 



114 DUBLIK ASSEMBLY BOLL, 1780. 

I7W. * St. Nicholas within parish. Mr. Ward, Mr. Grumley. bor »dii. a. 

p«f»he.. » St. Paul's parish. Mr. Burrowes, Mr. J. Wilson, 

* St. Peter's parish. Mr. John Jones, Mr. Reilly. 

* St. Thomas's parish. Mr. Vierpyl, Mr. Cock. 

* St. Werburgh's parish. Mr. Tudor, Mr. Locker. 

* Your committee recommend to your honours, that m. lo h. 
inasmuch as there is a great probability from the 

NeffiiseiMe negligence heretofore experienced in the collection of 
the taxes owing as apprehended to the inattention of 
some of the persons employed, they be empowered to 

cnnection employ one or more person or persons to collect such 
arrears as shall appear duo the 1st day of May next, 
as thereby it may cause an emulation amongst the 
collectors, which would be productive of infinite service 
to the corporation. 

*Your committee further inform your honours, that 

worka. from the heavy works carrying on and necessary to 
be carried on, we are of opinion that a sum of £2,000, 

I'OM*. must be necessarily borrowed in carrying on and 
completing said works, which sum we recommend to 
be borrowed forthwith.' 

ort«''- And the said commons, praying to confirm the said 

report and make the same an act of assembly: it was 
thereupon granted, the committee's report confirmed 
and made an act of assembly, and the committee con- 
tinued, and to proceed as they shall think proper, that 

Loan. the committee be also empowered to borrow the sum 
recommended by the within report at legal interest 
towards carrying on the pipe water works and also to 
carry into execution the other matters therein recom- 
mended. 
[6.] Certain of the commons, setting forth that the 

CityieasM. committee for inspecting city leases near expiring 
have made the annexed report of the 31st day of March, 
1780. 

Report 'We, the committee for inspecting city leases near 



DUBLIK ASSEMBLY BOLL, 1780. 115 

Bonxxiii.A- expiring, who were empowered to set by public cant the 1790. 

"* ' tithes of Taghdowe, inform your honours that in T^^^^''* 
pursuance of the powers vested in us, we caused 
advertizements to be inserted in the public papers for 
the purpose of setting the same, and on the 31st day 
of March instant, we set up the city's right to the City'tright. 
said tithes with the appurtenances thereunto belonging 
for the term of 21 years to be computed from the 26th 
of said month, and several persons having attended and 
bid on said cant and Mr. James Corcoran having bid coiw>r»D. 
the yearly rent of £130 for the same, in trust for E«nt 
messieurs James Swords and Leonard Phepoe, was sworda. 
declared the highest bidder and purchaser thereof, and 
said Swords and Phepoe made the usual deposit of a 
year's rent, which is to be returned to them on their 
executing leases and which was agreed to be done on L«a«w. 

m. 9. or before the 1st day of May next or the deposit to be 

forfeited, 

* On the same day your committee also proceeded to 

set seven stalls in Newhall market lately in the posses- Newhaii 
sion of George Lodge, for the term of three years to *»t-iHs. 

Lodge. 

commence from the 25th day of March aforesaid, rent 
to be paid quarterly, and Mr. Douglass Howell having Howeii. 
bid the rent of £30, and no person having bid more, 
he was declared the highest bidder, who at the same 
time made the usual deposit of a year's rent and is to B«nt. 
be returned to him on the execution of leases, which ^«a*«8- 
must be done on or before the 1st of May next or the 
deposit forfeited. 

* We further beg leave to inform you, that we have 
caused some lots in Arundel court, lately surrendered Anindei 

' •' court. 

by William Worthington, esquire, to be advertized to JJ^*^^^"**^" 
be set by public cant and attended for that purpose two pubiiccant. 
several days, but no bidders attended on either of the 
days, therefore your committee recommend that the surrender. 
part unset be set in the gross as soon as possible to 



116 DUBLIN ASSEMBLY ROLL, 1780. 

1780. save the heavy expense attending advertising and other 2;>^|^*"* 

matters.' 
Order. It was thercupon granted, the committee's report con- 

Leases, firmed and made an act of assembly, and that leases 
be forthwith prepared to be executed by the within 
ph?J^. named Christopher Swords and Leonard Phepoe on 
their giving security to pay the rent reserved agreeable 
to the terms of the cant, and that leases be also prepared 
Howell. for the within Douglas Howell of the stalls, and that 
the committee be also empowered to set the unset ground 
in Arundel court to the best advantage for the cor- 
poration. 

[6.] Certain of the commons, setting forth that the 
Duty of committee for enquiring into the duty of inferior city 
oA^rs officers have made the annexed report of the 3rd day 

of April, 1780. 

iteport. *We, the committee for enquiring into the duty of 

inferior city officers and who are empowered to report 

to your honours such regulations as from time to time 

should appear, inform your honours that a petition 

Mecnm, agaiust Joshua Mecum, keeper of Bridewell, having 

BriSeweu. bocn referred to us, we met on the occasion and took 

the subject matter therein into consideration, and the 

charges therein set forth not having been supported, 

no person appearing for that purpose, we were of 

Acquitted, opiuiou that hc be acquitted of any misconduct in that 

respect. 

compuinfci 'Daily complaints having been made against 

Slants at Serjeants at mace by the persons who employ them to 

execute the process of the city court, also by the chief 

magistrate for not attending him in his perambulations, 

as also against persons who take upon them to execute m.9 6. 

the process not being qualified so to do, we ordered 

they should be summoned to attend us on the 16th 

instant, but none attended, except the following, 

Hargrave. vidcHcet, Eobert Hargrave, who we find attends the 



DtJBLiN ASSEMBLY EOLL, 1780. 117 

Boiixxiu.A. chief magistrate and against whom no complaint was 1790. 

preferred, John M'Elroy whose attendance on the chief M-Eiroy. 
magistrate was dispensed with, it appearing to his 
lordship that he had been unwell and confined to his 
bed for some time, Thomas Massey against whom we Massey. 
find several complaints exclusive of his not attending 
the chief magistrate, wherefore we ordered he should 
stand suspended until the next assembly, Paul Orpin orpin. 
against whom the Town Clerk has complained for not 
withdrawing any action since he was sworn into ofi5ce. 
We also inform your honours, that John Giles, against Giles, 
whom daily complaints are made, as well for permitting 
almost every person arrested by him to go at large, 
as for not attending the chief magistrate regardless of 
summons or any order made or of the different attach- 
ments for contempt which issue against him for 
suffering persons to go at large whom he arrests on 
actions out of the Tholsel court on receiving some '^^^^ 
pecuniary or other gratuity contrary to his oath and 
bond, did not attend, we therefore apprehend he is not 
worthy of being continued in office longer, and that his 
bail should be called on to indemnify your honours 
from all losses on account of such his misconduct. We 
also find that John Bamett and David Gass, who were ^***- 
heretofore Serjeants at mace but are not now, take upon 
them to execute actions as if they had been really in 
office, for which we apprehend they should be 
prosecuted by the city for imposing on the public under 
a pretended authority from your honours. 

* On the whole, the committee are of opinion that the 
chief magistrate for the time being, whenever com- ^j^^^^ 
plaints of an enormous nature should appear against any 
of the Serjeants at mace or that they neglect attending sorjewitsat 
him in his perambulation, agreeable to acts of assembly, 
and do the other duties laid down for them by the 
corporation, in such case that he should dismiss such Dismiwai. 



118 DtJBLIN ASSEMBLY EOLL, 1780. 

1780. person or persons so offending and employ others inj,*^'^""'- 

their stead until the assembly following and longer, 
subject to your honours' approbation. 

*We also find that the officers in general, when an 

Debtor. unfortunate debtor is arrested by them, that such debtor 

Sponging- is couveyed by them to a sponging-house, where they 
are kept oftentimes several days before their friends or 
relations know where they are, and that in such spong- 

^'i™!^ ing-houses considerable sums are extorted from them m. 

extorted, *=» 

for their diet and lodging, drink and keepers, whereas 
if the Serjeant committed the prisoner to the city 

Marshaisea. Marshalsea (which by his oath and bond he is obliged 
to do), in such case the prisoner would be treated with 
humanity and would have an opportunity to send for 

Plaintiff, the plaintiff and either compound with him or get his 
demand secured or pay the plaintiff part out of the 
money extorted from him during his confinement in 
such sponging-houses.' 

oraer. ^j^d the said commons, praying to confirm the said 

report and make the same an act of assembly and that 

m'**'trate ^^® chicf magistrate be empowered from time to time 
to carry the matter recommended by the annexed report 
into execution so far as relates to appointing persons 

^eantaatto scrve iu the office of Serjeants at mace until next 
assembly, and that the committee be empowered and 
are hereby requested to suggest some mode to prevent 

Abuses. the abuses complained of in future and report their 
opinion thereon to the next assembly or to a post 
assembly to be convened for that purpose. 

[7.] Certain of the commons, praying aid for the 

»f^^^' justices' office: whereupon it was ordered, that the 

Payment, city trcasuTcr do, on the Lord Mayor's warrant, pay to 

Petherston. aldcrmau Francis Fetherston, treasurer to the justices' 
office, the sum of £41 IBs. 7d. 

jiSTes's f^'I ^^® parishioners of Saint James's parish in 

parish. vestry, praying that the expense, that may in future be 



DT7BLIN ASSEMBLY ROLL, 1780. 119 

Eon niiiji. incurred in the prosecution of Thomas Hickey and 1790, 
° Bryan Farrell for a robbery, may be defrayed by the Hon^^ 

city: whereupon it was granted, pursuant to the prayer fmwil 
of the petition, and that the expense thereof not Expea**. 
exceeding thirty guineas be paid to the Lord Mayor, J^y^*- 
to be disposed of by him in the prosecution of said >*•/<«• 
suit in such manner as shall seem expedient to him 
for the purposes in the said petition set forth, the same 
to be paid by the city treasurer on his Lordship's 
warrant and allowed in his accounts. 

[9.] Benjamin Taylor, praying to be paid usual Taylor, 
allowance for attending grand juries and summoning JJ™* 
prosecutors in criminal cases: whereupon it was 
ordered, that the city treasurer do, on the Lord Mayor's 
warrant, pay the petitioner the sum of £22 IBs., T^jmnu 
sterling, in consideration of the trouble set forth in 
the above petition, 
m 8&. [10.] Eichard Gladwell, collector of the pipe water ^JSj^^'of 

revenue for the fourth division, praying to be con- S^ewle*' 
tinned: whereupon it was ordered, that the within 
named Richard Gladwell be and is hereby continued Continued, 
one of the collectors of the pipe water tax in the fourth 
division during the city's pleasure, not exceeding one 
year ending next Easter assembly 1781, he giving such 
security for the faithful discharge of the duties of socurity. 
said office and paying to the city treasurer all such 
sums of money as he shall from time to time receive, 
said security to be entered into in one month from 
this date or this order for continuing the petitioner to 
be void. 

[11.] Nathaniel Trumbull, praying to be paid usual Tmmbnii. 
allowance for making out the weekly assize of bread ^^ <>' 
for one year: whereupon it was ordered, that the city 
treasurer do, on the Lord Mayor's warrant, pay the Payment, 
petitioner the sum of twenty guineas. Paiiin, 

. [12.] George Pallin, praying to be appointed one of SST^** 



120 



DUBLIN ASSEMBLY ROLL, 1780. 



1780. 



Appoint- 
ment. 



Boswell, 
city beadle, 
crier of 
Tbolsel 
conrt 



Paymeut. 



BaUast 
Office. 



Report 



Files. 
Poolbeg. 



Light- 
house. 



Oabbords. 



Ballast. 



the Serjeants at mace for the city of Dublin : whereupon bou uiiLA. 
it was ordered, that the within named George Pallin 
be and is hereby appointed one of the Serjeants at 
mace of the said city during the city's pleasure, not 
exceeding one year ending next Easter assembly 1781, 
he giving such security for the faithful discharge of 
the duties of said ofSce and redelivery of the silver 
mace, as the Lord Mayor and Sheriffs shall approve 
of, said security to be entered into in one month from 
this date or this order to be void. 

[13.] Henry Boswell, praying usual allowance to 
enable him to pay the rent of his room: whereupon it 
was ordered, that the city treasurer do, on the Lord 
Mayor's warrant, pay the within named Henry 
Boswell, one of the city beadles and crier of the 
Tholsel court, the sum of £4, to enable him to pay 
the rent of his room, and for so doing this with his 
receipt will be sufficient to have the same allowed in 
your accounts. 

[14.] The report of the committee of directors of the m- 7. 
Ballast Office to the general assembly, the 6th April, 
1780. 

*Your committee, since their last report, continued 
the usual business of the office as far as the season 
would permit, it will be necessary to attend to the 
repairs of the piles in Poolbeg the ensuing summer, 
they are in very bad order, occasioned by our being 
obliged to employ the men, who usually work at them, 
in securing the foundation of the lighthouse for a 
considerable time. 

* Your committee finding some of their gabbards in 
such bad condition as not to be worth repairing and 
the business of the office requiring more gabbards to* 
supply the demands for ballast, we published an 
advertizement to receive proposals from any person 
willing to contract for building two gabbards of sixty 



DUBLIN ASSEMBLY ROLL, 1780. 121 

ErtiixxiiLA tons each, in consequence of which they have received irw. 

*** ' some proposals which they will take into consideration offic^ 

and contract for building, if they shall judge it more 
advisable than building them under the inspection of 
their office. 

* The petition for aid towards carrying on the Ballast 
Office w^all and the petition for changing the course of waii. 
the river Dodder have been presented to parliament Dodder, 
agreeable to your honours' order and we hope both 
petitions will be complied with. 

'Your committee beg leave to recommend to your 
honours to apply to parliament to impose an additional Application 
duty of one penny per ton on all ships resorting to the meSt **' 
harbour of Dublin, and twopence per ton for all ballast sS^^Sd^ 
delivered to shipping to be paid to this office and to 
be expended in building the Ballast Office wall. woil 

'Your committee think it their duty to inform your 
honours, that Mr. John Tew, one of the supervisors, ^J^r^ig^r 
having accepted a gratuity of two guineas from the oratoity. 
master of a ship called the Isaac upon measuring his shipiaaac. 
vessel, they immediately suspended him from his suspended, 
employment, but have since taken off the suspension Restored, 
upon his promising never to accept of any fee or 
reward in future. 

' An abstoract of the cash is hereunto annexed, which cash. 
we have examined, and find there is a balance of Balance. 
£4,664 19s. 9|d., in the hands of alderman Henry 
Hart, Ballast Master, on the Ballast Office fund, from Hart, 
which deducting £4,265 7s. 6d., overpaid by him on 
the account of the public money, the balance is 
£409 128. 3Jd. ; all which is submitted to your honours. 
* Signed by seven of thS committee.' 

m.7b. State of the Ballast Office accounts from the 19th nniiast 

Ofl3ce 

day of January last inclusive, to the 6th day of April, accounts. 
1780, exclusive. 



122 



DUBLIN ASSEMBLY BOLL, 1780. 



1780. 

Biillut 

Offlw 

moooiuU. 



Order. 



Franchise. 



Dedan- 

tion. 



Ballast Office, Dr. 


£ B. 


BoHx 
m.7*. 
d. 


To balance of last qoarter'B abstract 


.. 4530 2 


H 


To cash received since 


.. 660 12 


8 




£5,180 15 


0* 


Per contTft, Or. 


£ s. 


d. 


By cash paid for raising ballast 


.. 132 14 


4 


By cash paid for repairs on the piles 


72 10 





By cash paid salaries 


..200 13 


9 


By cash paid for repairs on gabbards 


66 5 


H 


By cash paid rent and contingent expenses . . 


.. 44 11 


u* 


By cash paid for account of the lighthouse 


..9 





By balance 


.. 4064 19 


H 




£5,180 15 


^ 


Ballast Office for the public money, Dr. 




To 


— 




Per contra, Cr. 








£ 3. 


d. 


By balance oTorpaid per last quarter's abstract 


.. 4102 14 


4 


By cash expended this quarter on the pier 


.. 152 13 


3 




£4,256 7 


6 



7th April, 1780. — Granted, the committee's report 
confirmed and made an act of assembly and the com- 
mittee continued and to proceed as they shall think 
proper. 

1780. April 7. — Admissions to franchise. 
1780. April 7. — Declaration and signatures. 



P.R. 
B.106. 

as. 



Bill to 
prevent 
▼exatious 
arresta 

Lord 
Mayor. 
Sheriffs. 
Chapman. 



1780. May 23.— Post Assembly. 

[1.] Certain of the commons, relative to heads of a 
bill now depending in parliament to prevent vexatious 
and frivolous arrests : whereupon it was ordered, that 
the Lord Mayor and Sheriffs do wait on Mr. Chapman 
and request of him to withdraw the heads of a bill in 
the annexed petition set forth and in case Mr. Chapman 



DUBLIN ASSEMBLY ROLL, 1780. 123 

Boll xxiii.A. sKall not consent to withdraw said heads of a bill, that ireo. 

m. 6. 

the committee for conducting the city's business in 
parliament be empowered to oppose said heads of a opposition, 
bill being carried into law in every stage of its 
progress. 

1780. June 16. — Post Assembly. 

[1.] Benjamin Taylor, setting forth that from a ^^J'^^^^^^^ 
severe fit of illness with which he was attacked in niness. 
December last, he hath been ever since incapable of 
personally attending the duties of his office as Town 
Clerk, and praying that John Lambert, gentleman, be Lambert, 
elected joint Town Clerk with the said Benjamin Taylor 
on which petition the following order was conceived. 

[2.] The Lord Mayor and Board of Aldermen being 
unanimously of opinion, that it is now and at all times 
necessary to have the duties of Town Clerks' office Town 

^ Clerks' 

executed by two capable persons, have resolvea to office, 
appoint a short day for the election of a joint Town ^^^l^ °' 
Clerk with Mr. Benjamin Taylor, whose present state c?^k. 
of health renders it absolutely necessary to go out of 
the kingdom for his recovery and request the con- 
currence of the Sheriffs and Commons. — Allowed. 

1780. June 23.— Post Assembly. 

[1.] John Lambert, gentleman, praying to be ^i^^^^"^* 
appointed joint Town Clerk with Benjamin Taylor: ^^{^^"^^ 
whereupon it was ordered, that for the future, the 
office of Town Clerk of this city be executed by two 
capable acting persons, and that the committee for 
auditing city accounts be a committee for considering 
the duties of the Town Clerk or Clerk of the Tholsel, Duties of 

Town Clerk 

and that in order to comply with the petition of the ^^^ ^' 
said Benjamin Taylor, the said Benjamin Taylor be 
removed from the office of Town Clerk and that there- 
upon the said Benjamin Taylor and John Lambert be iSi^. 



124 DtTBLiK ASSEMBLY EOLL, 1780. 

1780. now appointed to the said office of Town Clerk or Clerk 2!i*^^*' 

soiary. ^f ^j^g Tholsel, with the usual salary, fees, profits and 

perquisites thereunto belonging, during the pleasure of ■*-^*- 

^^l^l the city, they paying to the city the annual rent of 

office. £100, for the office in the Tholsel in which the business 
of the Town Clerk is now transacted and entering into 
such bonds, covenants, and agreements for payment 
thereof and for performance of the said office, to save 
the city harmless, with such other clauses as the 

Recorder. Eecordcr shall advise, and also upon express condition 
that the said committee shall report that the said 
Benjamin Taylor and John Lambert have complied 
with such matters as shall be required of them by the 
said committee, and upon the report of the said com- 
mittee being confirmed by the general assembly, and 
upon the said Benjamin Taylor and John Lambert 

Qortm^ being approved of by government and privy council 

c^cii ^^ *^®^^ appointment to said office. 

* James Hamilton. — Anthony King. — Edward 
Sankey. — Francis Fetherston. — William Dunn. — 
Killner Swettenham. — George Alcock. — James Horan. 
— James Shiel.' 

1780. July 24.— Fourth Friday after the 24th of m. ». 
June. 
Herbage of [1.] Certain of the commons, to grant the herbage 

Saint , 

stepben'H of Saiut Stephen's Green to ^Iderman Killner 
swetten- Swctteuham, Lord Mayor elect during his Mayoralty : 

whereupon it was granted according to the prayer of 

the petition. 

[2.] Certain of the commons, setting forth that the 
City pipe committee for better supplying the city with pipe water 

have made the annexed report of the 17th day of July, 

1780. 
iieport. *We inform your honours, that we have attended 

very carefully to the business to us committed, since 



DUBLm ASSEMBLY ROLL, 1780. 125 

Bon mii.A. our last report several of the [inhabitants of] George's 1790. 

and the City quays having applied to us to have a main ^J**"* 
laid down on the said quays to supply that part of uJJ^^^' 
the town with water, we complied therewith, and 
ordered a main to be laid down as soon as possible, 
which we find has been since done. Being desirous of 
having the hedges and trees round the city bason H^e^ 
clipped this season in a proper manner and having ^'*^*- 
received a proposal from Luke Hill to do the same for Hia 
£10, which thinking reasonable they agreed thereto 
and ordered it to be done under the inspection of 
aldennan Horan and Mr. Bloxham. Thinking it most 
advisable and advantageous to your honours to contract 
with a proper person capable of furnishing the iron iron work*, 
works that are necessary for tJie pipe water works, they 
caused an advertizement to be inserted in the public 
papers to receive proposals from such persons as are 

111.20*, willing to contract for the same, and Mr. Ambrose 

Binns having sent a proposal and estimate to us, Bimw. 
which we considered very reasonable and agreed 
thereto and think him a proper and fit person to 
furnish such works and ordered the said proposal and 
estimate to be sent to your honours' storekeeper, to be Estimau. 
by him entered in his books, the better to regulate the 
conduct of said store-keeper in certifying such bills ^^j^r. 
as the said Ambrose Binns may have from time to time ^^"*- 
for such business. 

' Your committee further beg leave to inform your 
honours, that finding the collectors were much retarded coUectora. 
in their collections, being obliged to attend the 
duties and inspection of turning the cocks, resolved Tnmcocki. 
upon electing two capable persons who should 
undertake that department, and whose time and 
attention should be solely devoted to that business, 
and the better to enable ttiem to attend personally, 
we agreed that the person elected to turn the 



126 DUBLIN ASSEMBLY ROLL, 1780. 

1780. cocks in the southern department should be allowed bou tjoiu 

Salaries, £100, per annuiT), and the person elected to the northern 
department £60, per annum, that they should live in 
a central part of the district to which they should be 
elected, the better to enable them to receive complaints 

Books. from the inhabitants, that they should keep books to 
enter all complaints received by them which are to 
be laid before the committee on their several meetings, 
and Monday the 8th day of May being the day 

seguin. appointed for the election, we elected Mr. Peter Seguin 
to be turncock for the southern department and Mr. 

^Se!***" Daniel Hautenville for the northern department during 
good behaviour, not exceeding six months from the 
24th day of June last, their salaries to commence on the 
said 24th day of June. Your committee finding the 

Arrears in several collcctors Considerably in arrear in their collec- 

oollections. ^ 

tions, and apprehending it might be through inattention 

in some of them, ordered the several arrears and 

insolvencies in their respective divisions, and they 

having done so, we were of opinion it would be most 

advantageous to your honours to appoint other persons 

to collect the arrears so returned by them, and 

Elliott. accordingly appointed Mr. Faulkner Elliott to collect 

Kelly. the arrears returned by Mr. Andrew Moore, Mr. Kelly 

to collect the arrears returned by Mr. George Moore 

Bury. and Mr. George Bury to collecF the arrears returned by 

messieurs Nathaniel Stakes and Eichard Gladwell. m. la, 
*0n the 12th day of June we met, and having 
c!S^ received a letter from Mr. Green of the Castle informing 
Jfedu."*' ^s ^^^^ ^ ^®*^^®^ 0^ credit on London for £200, English, 
London, ^^g^g necessary to forward the heads of a bill for the 
regulation of the pipe water works, which was trans- 
Engiand. mittcd to England, we ordered the same. We further 

inform your honours, that we met again on the 3rd • 
Sxeer*"^ day of J^ly instant and the inhabitants of Denmark 
row. *''*'' street, Gardiner's row, and the upper end of Great 



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DT7BLIN ASSEMBLY BOLL, 1780. 127 

J^^^^ Qeorge*8 street being willing and desirous that they itso. 

should have an ample and sufficient supply of water aSJites 

in that neighbourhood ; we ordered that a proper article 

or agreement should be made out for the several 

inhabitants of said streets to sign and that when signed 

by them that mains should be laid in said streets. Mains. 

Application having been made to us to grant a sum 

of money towards repairing that part of the pavement 

in Dame street alleged to have been injured by laying »»»»• 

down pipes, we ordered that a sum of <£10, should be i*vement. 

granted for that purpose. 

*0n the 10th day of July aforesaid we again met, 
and it appearing to us that some person or persons had 
improperly obtained keys, by which means the turn- Keys, 
cocks were hindered from doing their duty effectually, 
and it being also represented that the several cocks and 
boxes were often wantonly filled with dirt, gravel, and 
such other stuff, ordered an advertizement to be inserted 
in the public papers offering a reward of £10, for Bewwds. 
the apprehending and prosecuting to conviction such 
person or persons as should be found offending in such 
manner, and it is our opinion that in future this com- 
mittee to audit their own accounts.' 

It was thereupon granted, the committee's report order, 
confirmed and made an act of assembly, and the com- 
mittee continued and to proceed as they shall think 
proper. 

[3.] Benjamin Taylor and John Lambert, gentlemen, J^^^ 
setting forth that the committee of auditors of the city to^^ 
accounts, to whom their petition was referred, have 
made the annexed report of the 20th day of July, 1780. 

* We, the committee of auditors of the city accounts, Eeport. 
to whom the ascertaining the duties of Town Clerk or Duties 
Clerk of the Tholsel were referred, have examined the 
matters so to us referred, and are of opinion that the 
oath of Town Clerk or CJ' k of the Tholsel fully onth. 



128 DUBLIN ASSEMBLY BOLL, 1780. 

1780. ascertained the duties of the said -o#ce, and having S^^jj""^' 

Abatmctof directed that an abstract should be made and entered 

cliiirtei's, 

illSls.''*^^^' of the several charters, city title deeds, rolls of 
assembly, and city leases to be laid before us, the same 
was complied with and was by our directions engrossed 
on a strong parchment book. We further infton fcmt 
honours, that we appointed a sub-committee who' tapre 

Lists. inspected said lists, and have reportod their appro- 
bation tt;L regularity thereof to us and have also 

?archi».t'iit recornij(n.i.:i to us, that the said parchment book 

trMsnrer ^^^^^ ^^'^r ^^^^" ^uturt^, bo lodged in the hands of the city 
treasurer as the proper officer to hold the same, and 
we do recommend that said report be complied with. 
'We likewise inform your honours, that the said 

compiittuce. Benjamin Taylor and John Lambert have complied 
with all said matters as have been required of them by 
us and are 6f opinion that on said Benjamin Taylor and 

Sworn. John Lambert being sworn into office, that they shall 

Eeceipt. sign a receipt in said book acknowledging to have 
received into their possession the several charters, title 
deeds, rolls of assembly, and city leases so entered in the 
said parchment book, in order that the said book may 
be deposited in the hands of -the city treasurer, and we 

Dupiicatea. are furtJier of opinion that two duplicates of said 
parchment books containing said lists shall be forth- 
with made out, one to be lodged with the- present and 

House" all succeeding chief magistrates at the Mansion House 

ci«ik'B and the other to remain in the office of the Towti Clerk.' 

office. 

Order. And* the said Benjamin Taylor and John Lambert 

Granted. pr«».ving to coufirm the said report and make the same 

an act of assembly: it was thereupon granted, the 

committee's renort confirmed and made an act of 

assembly. ■ 

A,iaitor»of J4J Certain of tb^-" 5, setting forth that them w 

accounts, (jommittec appoit le accounts of alderman 






JioJia 



DUBLIH ASSEMBLY ROLL, 1780. 129 



^jamin Geale, treasurer, have made the annexed i7w>. 
%rt of the 20th day of July,. .1780. SSiuW. 

^e, the committee appointed for eXatttuung the r^votu 
Accounts of alderman Benjamin Geale, dty'tif6asurer, Aieonnta. 
^^f the rents, issues, and profits of the said 'city com^ 
^^^cing Michaelmas 1778 and ending MichaelmaB 
^^f have examined the said accounts and the several 
^Qciers relative thereto with the utmost care and 
^^tion. Your treasurer laid before us a rental of R«af»j. 
o ^ honours' estate as it stood the 29th day of 
fi) -^^^' 1779, together with the arrears of rent due Aman, 
^,. p;^ece(ling year. We charged the accomptaut 
a^, *He arrears of rent due Michaelmas, 1778, 
^ , ^A8o with the entire rental of your estate 
SQcl • 'stood at Michaelmas 1779, together with 
ijj,, ^"fcher incidental issues and profits as accrued 
£jj j^^ ^™e amounting* in the whole to the sum of 
iei^^^l 16s. 9id.- We -find the disbursements, SlfnS!"^ 
£Vo f^t^'*^^ ^^® arrears of rent due, amounting to 
tr^^* '^'' 8s. 9|d., a balance of £4,601 2s. 8Jd., due the Bainnce. 
^^-^ ^^r on: last account, and also including the 
^^ ^ -.diiec'lJD. ,the treasurer on the pipe water 
.^^ ^'^tit? atfTOufitiir^ to £1,102 98.- 3|d., amounting 
^^ *^^ 'Whble* .tQ^the *stLm-.of. £3^i;W8 lOs. lO^d., 
^ ^hich the BumJ^df f£f34 ■15s:r«(f,,v.C|555naago Poundage. 
^ ^*14,695 14s.-, OJ*d:, .-flet' .^Inoftey' paid being 
^4ded tnakes.the discharge ^amtm^t lo'£32,153 6s. 6id., 
^ ihat there appears due to the treasurer upon the 
general account of the corporation ending the 29th 
Septembei::, 1779, the sum. of£*31 9s. 9Jd. Your 
committee inform your honours, that the whole accou^^ts 
being stated with the utmost accuracy, we unanimously Accuracy 
resolved that the thanks of this cok/mittee be returned AtteLtio,. 
to alderman Benjamin Geale for his great attention 
to the city accounts and ff r- -victaal and faithful 
discharge of the trust rep ^j.. 

VOL. xm. xr 



130 DUBLIN ASSEMBLY BOLL, 1780. 

1780. It was thereupon granted, the committee's report 2|f^}^[**'^ 

confirmed and made an act of assembly. 

[6.] Certain of the commons, setting forth that the m. is *. 

cityiewe?. committee appointed for inspecting city leases near 
expiring have made the annexed report of the 20th day 
of July, 1780. 

Report. *\y3 inform your honours, that we met on the 22nd 

day of June last to take into consideration the con- 

^gjjj™ Siderable arrears of rent due by Mr. James Mahon for 

J^^ the mills and fishery of Island bridge and being 
required by your committee to know in what manner 
he intended to discharge the arrears due by him to 
your honours, informs us that he was willing to 

Surrender surrender his interest in the said mills and fishery, 
on his being forgiven the rent then due by him or that 

R^mrford \^Q ^as willing to convey his concerns in Rainsford 
street, on which he expended a considerable sum of 
money, to your honours and for which he pays an 

Bent. annual rent of £46, and to take a lease thereof from 
your honours at the rent of £100, a year, but we, con- 
sidering said proposals as trivial and insufficient to 
discharge so large an arrear as appears due by said 
Mahon, declined coming into any terms with him and 

Lftwng^ thereupon ordered that your law agent should forth- 

forarrean. vvith prococd agaiust him in the most speedy manner 
for the recovery of said arrear. 

* We also beg leave to inform your honours, that on 
the said day we took into consideration the petition 

compaie. of Mr. Richard Compsie for a renewal of a piece of 

Town wall, grouud part of the town wall, which was referred to 
us by your honours t^nd Mr. Compsie having attended 

K«nt. us and proposed to |»i*^ the yearly rent of £1 5s., for 
the same and io co^nmence rent forthwith, we agreed 
to said proposal dud are oi opinion that the city 
surveyor be o^^^'^rt^c^ ♦v^^n,,,.-*!. i^ survey the ;aid piece 

Leaiei. of grouud Q: i ^'.ai >f> r-ade ^v your honours 



DUBLIN ASSEMBLY BOLL, 1780. 131 

2^^^ to the said Richard Compsie of the same, at the yearly itw. 
rent of £1 5s. 

• We also took into consideration the petition of Mr. H-Donnau. 
Alexander McDonnell for a lease of a piece of ground at 
the rear of his dwelling-house in Lurgan-street and do IS2t?* 
entirely agree with their former reports on that subject 
and hereunto annexed and are of opinion that a lease ^•^ 
should be made to the said Alexander McDonnell of 
the piece of ground he required by his petition at the 
rent of 5s. per foot for every foot it contains, and they 
rather as we apprehend it can be no ways injurious to 
your honours' estate in setting the other parts of the 
premises at a future day. 

■- '7. * On the same day, Mr. Mathews, your honours' Matbewi. 

surveyor, attended your committee and produced a map ^p- 
or survey of the lands of BallycuUen and Grange laid 0^^^^*°* 
out by him in lots in the following manner, videlicet : 



No. 1 
No. 2. 
No. 3. 
No. 4. 
No. 5. 
No. 6. 

Total 



'And we are of opinion that the same should bcLoutobe 
forthwith set either in lots as above set forth or in the 
whole, or in two divisions, whichever would appear 
most advantageous to your honours, for the term of 
99 years or for three lives renewable within 70 years imlbw. 
at the option of the person or persons who shall take 
the same and that one fourth part of the rent shall Bent. 
be fined down at 15 years' purchase, and also that the 



Acres 


Roods 


Perches 


. 90 


... 1 


4 


67 


... 2 


4 


67 


2 


... 28 


61 


... 1 


... 32 


. 95 


.. 


... 31 


64 


.. 1 


6 


436 


1 


... 24 









132 



DUBLIN ASSEMBLY BOLL, 1780. 



178D. 

Limestone 

quarriei. 



Map. 

Hoggen 

Oreen, 

Lots. 



Lot No. 1. 



Beatty. 
Order. 



FubUc 

caut. 

Ballycallen. 



Leases. 



Hoggen 
Oreeo. 



Tolls and 
Customs. 



Beport. 
Contests. 



Flour 
millers. 



several limestone quarries on the said concerns should J^y™"*^ 
be for the joint use of the several person or persons 
who take the said lands. 

*0n the 3rd and 10th days of July we agam met 
and Mr. Mathews attended us on each of said days 
with a map or survey of several plots of ground, part 
of Hoggen Green and laid out in lots by him, and 
we are of opinion that they should have power to set 
the same forthwith in the manner laid out by said 
map. We further beg leave to inform your honours, 
that they have viewed the said ground and finding 
lot No. 1. as laid down in said map to have an irregular 
piece of ground laid out as belonging to it, took said 
irregular ground of said lot, so as to make the lot a 
parcel of 22 feet and set the said irregular piece of 
ground to Mr. Beatty at the rent of 20s. yearly.' 

It was thereupon granted, the committee's report con- 
firmed and made an act of assembly and the committee 
continued and that they be hereby empowered to set 
forthwith by public cant the lands of BallycuUen in said 
report mentioned in the lots laid down by the reports m.i7». 
or such other divisions as shall appear more expedient 
to the committee for 90 years or three lives renewable 
within 70 years, as prescribed by the report mentioned, 
leases to be immediately executed and the fines laid 
down, and that the committee be also empowered to 
set Hoggen Green by public cant in the lots and manner 
as laid down in the map hereunto annexed or in such 
other manner as the committee shall think proper, 

[6.] Certain of the commons, setting forth that the 
committee appointed for inspecting the management of 
tolls and customs have made the annexed report of the 
17th day of July, 1780, 

*We inform your honours, that several contests 
having of late years arisen between the corporation 
and flour millers, and terms of accommodation having 



DtJBLIN ASSEKBLT BOLL, 1780. 133 

2^^*- been proposed by the millers or their factors to the i7». 
corporation, we, in order to have such terms of accom- t< 
modation carried into execution if possible and the 
better to enable us so to do, ordered Mr. Nathaniel 
Thrumble to make out an account of the quantity and SSSS* 
price of flour sold within five years, that is to say, 
from the 1st of August, 1774, to the 1st of August, 
1779, distinguishing each year and also a general 
average price for said five years, in order to strike an 
average toll on flour between the corporation and ^^f"*" 
millers, which account the said Nathaniel Thrumble did Thnunue. 
make out and laid same before us, and we are of opinion 
that in consideration of the extraordinary trouble said iroabie. 
Nathaniel Thrumble had in making out such account 
from time to time, he be paid a sum of 50 guineas. Pfcyment. 

* On the 14th day of July, 1780, we met in order to 
set the great and petty customs together with the tolls, xHTte?"'' 
as formerly set to Mr. Timothy Mahon, including the *wioii. 
gates at Donnybrook and Stephen's Green according Donny. 
m. !«. to the docket agreed to by act of assembly, and Mr. stephen'i 
Mahon having attended, your committee proposed to <^*^ 
take a lease of the same for 31 years from the 29th 
September next, with a clause of surrender every three 
years, giving one year's notice, at the rent of £3,600, 
yearly, the consideration of which said proposal we 
postponed till the 17th instant and having met on that 
day we agreed, subject to your honours' approbation, 
to set said tolls and customs to Mr. Mahon for seven 
years at the yearly rent of £3,700, to commence as seut 
aforesaid, with a clause of surrender every year, he 
the said Timothy Mahon giving six months' notice in 
writing of his intention of surrendering, to which the 
said Timothy Mahon agreed. And we are of opinion 
that a lease of the said tolls and customs be forthwith Lease 
made to the said Timothy Mahon at the said rent of 
£3,700, yearly, to commence the 29th September next, 



134 



DUBLIN ASSEMBLY BOLL, 1780. 



1780. 
City 
trMsnrer. 



Order. 

Psjment. 
Thrumble. 

Mahon. 
Rent. 



Fumitare. 
Mayoralty 
house. 



Committee. 



Expense. 



Commons. 



the said rent to be paid monthly to the city treasurer SSe™*"^ 
and the said Timothy Mahon to pass bonds for the 
same in the usual manner.' 

It was thereupon granted, the committee's report 
confirmed and made an act of assembly, and that the 
city treasurer do, on the Lord Mayor's warrant, pay 
to Mr. Nathaniel Thrumble the sum of BO guineas by 
the annexed report recommended, and as to Mr. Timothy 
Mahon, that a lease be made to him of the tolls and 
customs for three years to commence from the 29tK 
day of September next, at the yearly rent of £4,000, 
payable monthly clear above all deductions and 
allowances whatsoever and upon this express condition 
that the said Timothy Mahon do, on or before the 1st 
day of September next, execute a lease with and pass 
bonds to this corporation agreeable to this proposal 
hereunto annexed, otherwise this order to be void. 

[7.] Certain of the commons, praying to appoint a 
committee to provide furniture for the Mayoralty 
house : whereupon it was ordered, that the Lord Mayor, 
Sheriffs, treasurer, masters of the city works, aldermen 
Sankey, Fetherston, Darragh, Warren, and eight of m.i66. 
the commons to be named by the commons or any five 
of them, whereof the Lord Mayor when present and 
one of the Sheriffs to be always two and in the absence 
of the Lord Mayor, the senior alderman present to 
preside, be and are hereby appointed a committee to 
provide such furniture for the use of the Mayoralty 
House, the expense attending same not to exceed £100, 
and who are hereby required to draw on the city 
treasurer for said sum and to Be allowed him in his 
accounts. 

[The eight of the commons:] Mr. Howison, Mr. 
McCready, Mr. Thene, Mr. Strong, Mr, Grumley, Mr. 
Shene, Mr. Callage, Mr. Home. 

[8.] Certain of the commons, setting forth that Sir 



DUBLIN ASSBllBLY BOLL, 1780. 185 

Boii xisla. Lucius O'Brien, baronet, hath manifested a particular itbo. 

attention to the welfare of this kingdom in the o^BrfSa!*** 
indefatigable pains taken by him in the framing of a 
bill for the further encouragement of its trade and ^'o' . 
manufactures and for preventing combinations therein, JJJJJ*^ 
therefore praying that the thanks of this corporation niMikB of 
be presented to him in the most respectful manner: «<»• 
whereupon it was granted, and that the same be 
published in Faulkner's Journal and Hibernian jonnwu. 
Journal. 

[9.] Certain of the commons, praying that the thanks Thanks of 
of this city may be presented to Richard Allen, esquire, coionei 
colonel of the corps of Dublin Volunteers, for his Au«n. 
particular attention to the said corps : whereupon it was no^n 
granted, for the reasons in the petition set forth, and 
that the same be published in the Dublin and Hibernian 
Journals. joimuds. 

[10.] Certain of the commons, praying freedom to Fnuiohiie. 
Henry Thompson and they rather at the request of Thompnon. 
the Lord Mayor: whereupon it was granted gratis, 
for reasons in said petition set forth. 
» I*' [11.] Certain of the commons, for freedom to Mr. pmnchiM. 

William Mylne, engineer and director of the pipe water Myin*. 

En^inoer. 

works : whereupon it was granted, gratis. 

[12.] John Darragh, praying to be paid the sum of Darra^h. 
£4 2s., expended by him for boards for flooring the 
grand jury room: whereupon it was ordered, that the^^ 
city treasurer do, on the Lord Mayor's warrant, pay J^^^^^ 
the petitioner the sum of £4 2s., sterling, expended by 
him for the uses in said petition set forth. 

[13.] John Allen, gentleman, praying to be paid aAUen. 
sum of £41 19s. lOd., being the balance of his bill of BiUof cost, 
cost due in the prosecution against the writ of error *^"**'* * 
brought by Thomas Hickey and Bryan Farrell : where- "^J- 
upon it was granted, pursuant to the prayer of his 
petition. 



136 



DUBLIN ASSEMBLY ROLL, 1780. 



1780. 
Eager, 
gnnarj 
keeper. 



Thomas 
Btreet. 



Treasurer. 

Taylor. 
Arthur. 

Bausford. 
Paymeuts. 
ScriTen. 



Citj Beal, 
Deeds. 



Cook 

street. 

Com 

market. 

Steps 

repaired. 

New 

marketj 



Kuox'' 

mace 

bearer. 



m. lA. 



[14.] Francis Eager, praying to be appointed granary bou 
keeper of the market house : whereupon it was ordered 
that the above-named Francis Eager be and is hereby 
appointed granary keeper at the market house of 
Thomas street during the city's pleasure, to commence 
from the 29th day of September next, but without any 
salary or charge to the city. 

[16.] Certain of the commons, for an order to the 
treasurer to credit Mary Taylor £60, B. Arthur <£26, 
and E. Eansford £32, paid by said persons to Mr. 
Edward Scriven : whereupon it was ordered, pursuant 
to the prayer of the petition. 

[16.] Certain of the commons, to have city seal affixed 
to deeds of conveyance to the Grand Canal company 

City bason, of part of the city bason: whereupon it was granted, 
pursuant to the prayer of the petition. 

[17.] The inhabitants of Cook street. Com market, 
etc., praying to have the steps leading from Cook street 
into New market repaired: whereupon it was ordered, 
that the black stone steps in the above petition be 
picked under the inspection of sir Anthony King, 
knight. 

[18.] Thomas Knox, mace bearer and officer of ». is 6 
commons, praying compensation for supplying the 

Commons. Sheriffs and Commons with candles and candlesticks 

Necessaries, and other necessaries for one year ending this 
assembly: whereupon it was ordered, that the city 
treasurer do, on the Lord Mayor's warrant, pay the 
petitioner the sum of £6, sterling, in consideration of 
supplying the Sheriffs and Commons with the above 
necessaries for one year ending this assembly. 

[19.J Thomas Linnon, praying to be paid a fine of 

shepijard, £10, which was imposed on William Sheppard, who 
was tried in the Tholsel court for assaulting said 
Thomas Linnon: whereupon it was ordered, that in 
consideration of the petitioner's bad state of health, the 



Payment 



Linnon] 



Tholsel 

court 

Aiisault. 



DUBLIN ASSEMBLY ROLL, 1780. 137 

B.>iimii.A. gi^Qpiffg Qf ^his city do hand over to the petitioner it^- 
the above sum of £10, sterling, they having received 
said sum from said Sheppard before he was discharged. 

[20.1 Nathaniel Stakes, praying to be continued staler, 
collector for the pipe water revenue for division No. 3. v^^ ^^"^ 
during the city's pleasure not exceeding one year 
ending Midsummer assembly 1781, on his giving suffi- 
cient security in one week for the faithful discharge 
of said office and paying to the city treasurer all such 
sums as he shall receive, said security to be approved 
of by the Lord Mayor and Sheriffs, and if said security 
be not entered into within the time aforesaid, that this 
appointment to be null and void. 

[21.] John M*Elroy, praying to be continued one of JJ,'^?^^^*^^ 
the Serjeants at mace : whereupon it was ordered, that "»»«•• 
the above named John M*Elroy be and is hereby con- 
tinued one of the serjeants at mace during the city's 
pleasure, not exceeding one year ending next 
m 1-*. Midsummer assembly 1781, he giving such security 
for the faithful discharge of the duties of said office 
and redelivery of the silver mace, as the Lord Mayor 
and Sheriffs shall approve of, said security to be 
entered into in one month from this date or this order 
for continuing the i)etitioner to be void. 

[22.] Ann Bentley, widow of Eobert Bentley deceased, Bentiey, 
late granary keeper, praying to be paid the salary due 
to her late husband at the time of his death : whereupon 
it was ordered, that the city treasurer do, on the Lord 
Mayor's warrant, pay the petitioner the sum of £12 10s., payment 
sterling, in lieu of salary and other demands due by 
the city to the petitioner's husband at the time of his 
death. 

[23.] Lucy Oulton, widow of Walley Oulton, praying ouiton 
usual allowance: whereupon it was ordered, that the 
city treasurer do, on the Lord Mayor's warrant, pay onuit. 
the petitioner the sum of ten guineas. 



138 DUBLIN ASSSKBLY ROLL, 1780. 

1780. [24.] Henry Brown, porter of the Tholsel, praying Roiixxiii.4. 

Tboi»«i usual allowance to enable him to pay the rent of his "* 

porter. "^ -^ 

room : whereupon it was ordered, that the city treasurer 
Payment, do, on the Lord Mayor's warrant, pay the petitioner 

the sum of £4. 

[25.] The report of the committee of directors of the 
g^J^* Ballast Office to the general assembly, the 19th of 

July, 1780. 
Repor*:' *Your committoe, since their last report to your 

Pile*. honours, have ordered the piles to be repaired and 

will endeavour in the course of the summer to put them 

in good order, they have also continued the repairs of 
GabbMda. the floats and gabbards and have contracted with 
LigTSJ'. Mr. Hugh Murphy to build a lighter for which he is 

to be paid £404. 

*Your committee have begun the building of IBO 
Wall. feet of the Ballast Office wall and would have made 

a greater progress in it, but that the stone-cutters m.ri4fr. 
bSckV demanded a higher price for the stone blocks than they 

were willing to take some time ago. We beg your 
City teal, houours wiU make an order to affix the city seal to a 
Grant. receipt for the parliamentary grant of the present 

session for carrying on the Ballast Office wall. 

*Your committee think proper to inform your 
Prieu, honours, that Mr. George Friell, the Ballast Master's 

deceased. ® ' 

clerk, died lately, and are of opinion that the present 
Ballast Master be allowed to nominate his own clerk, 
as has been customary heretofore, 
TruBteea of * The trustoes of the Circular road have been desirous 

Circular 

Howe ferry ^^ ©stabUsh a horse ferry over the river Liffey near the 
SiSine^*^" Marine School and as they are restricted by act of 
^^°^^* parliament from making any encroachment into the 
Pilot river without the consent of the pilot committee, they 

committee. _ 

applied to said committee for liberty to erect two 

ynuatn wharfs, each to project 70 feet into the river, which 

committee examined several experienced mariners, who 



DtJBLlN ASSEMBLY ROLL, 1780. 139 

Boll xxiii.A. were unanimously of opinon that such projection would i78o. 

most essentially injure the navigation of the river: ^^"^^^^^^ 
whereupon they resolved, that any projection into the 
river more than 7 feet could not be permitted without 
material injury to the navigation, and the pilot com- 
mittee having laid the said resolution and the several 
papers relative thereto before us, your committee 
unanimously agreed in opinion with them. 

* An abstract of the cash is hereunto annexed, which cash, 
we have examined and find there is a balance of BAiance. 
£6,066 13s. lOJd., in the hands of Mr. alderman Henry 
Hart, Ballast Master, in the Ballast Office fund, from Hart, 
which deducting £4,671 17s. Id., overpaid by him on 
the account of the public money, the balance is 
M. 13. £393 16s. 9^d., all which is submitted to your honours. 

* Signed by nine of the committee.' 

2Ist July, 1780.— Itesolved, that the Ballast Office 
committee be continued for three months with full TOntSi^.* 
power to continue the works. 

State of the Ballast Office accounts from the 6th day saiiaBt 

•^ Office 

of April last inclusive to the 19th day of July, 1780, acoounte. 
exclusive. 

Ballut Office, Dr. 

£ «. d. 
To balance of last qturter^B abstract .. 4664 19 9^ 

To caih received lince .. .. .. .. 1638 10 6 





£6^ 10 34 


Per contra, Or. 
By caah paid for raising ballast 


£ s. d. 

.. -803 17 2 


By cash paid for repairs on the piles 


116 9 9 


By cash paid salaries 


.. 175 13 9 


By cash paid for repairs on gabbards 


.. 279 10 9^ 


By cash paid rent and contingent expenses 


.. 66 6 9i 


By cash paid for account of the lighthouse 


.. 94 19 2 


By cash paid interest 


.. 202 


By balance 


.. 5066 13 10^ 



ir6^io Si 



140 DUBLIN ASSEMBLY EOLL, 1780. 



Boll zxiii.&. 



1780. „.!,*. 

Ballast Ballast Office for the public money, Dr. 

o£Bce £ 8. d. 



accounts. 



To 



Per contra, Or 

£ s. d. 
By balance over expended per last quartefs abstract . . . . 4255 7 6 

By cash expended since on the pier . . 416 9 7 



£4^1 17 1 



Franchiae. 1780. July 21. — Admissions to franchise, p»j 

Dcciara. 1780. Julv 21. — Declaration and signatures. ^^ 

tiou. 

1780. August 8. — ^Post Assembly. »w^ 

Sutton. [1.] John Sutton, esquire, praying to be excused from 

sbfriif. serving the office of one of the High Sheriffs for the 
ensuing year commencing from Michaelmas next: 
whereupon it was ordered, that the above resignation 
be accepted of, the petitioner paying the sum of 200 
Pine, guineas as a fine towards the building of the new Blue 
Ho^it^ Coat Hospital. 
Marston. [2.] Daniel Marston, esquire, the like, like order. 

[3.] " We, the Sheriffs and Commons of the common 
council of the city of Dublin, have this day by ballot 
for'shirnfffc nominated the following eight freemen of the said city, 
resident within the said city or the liberties thereof 
adjoining, each of them worth in real and personal 
estate in possession the sum of £2,000, sterling, over 
and above all their just debts, that is to say, Thomas 
Andrews of the Comb, brewer, Samuel Read of Cook 
street, plumber, David Beatty of Saint Andrew street, 
merchant, Thomas Fleming of Orange street, stationer, 
Benjamin Gault of Mary's Abbey, merchant, William 
Wallice of Bridge street, merchant, Patrick Bride of 
Dominick street, apothecary, and William French of 
Exchange street, merchant, as fit persons to serve in 
the office of Sheriffs of the said city and do hereby 



DUBLIH ASSEMBLY BOLL, 1780. 141 

B^**»*a. return the names with the additions of the said eight iwo. 

f^^ns to you the Lord Mayor and aldermen of the f^^^^^ 
^^^ city, in order to your electing two of the said 
^^^na to be Sheriffs of the said city for the ensuing 
^^^ commencing from Michaelmas next. 

"William James, John Exshaw, Sheriffs." 

" l^.] **We, the Lord Mayor and Board of Aldermen 

of the city of Dublin, have this day elected Patrick Eiecti<m. 
Bride of Dominick street, apothecary, and Thomas Jjjj^,. 
Andrews of the Comb, brewer, out of the eight persons ^^^^*^^^ 
returned to us by the Sheriffs and Commons as fit 
persons to serve in the office of Sheriffs of the said city 
for the ensuing year commencing from Michaelmas 
next. 

"James Hamilton, Lord Mayor." 

nSO. September 20.— Post Assembly. 

[1.] "We, the Lord Mayor and Board of Aldermen 
of the city of Dublin, have this day nominated and Nomina- 
returned John Hunt of Stephen street, George Sutton »id«nn»n. 
of Ormond quay, Alexander Kirkpatrick of the 
Merchants' quay, and John Rose of Saint Andrew 
street, as fit persons to serve the place of alderman of 
the said city and do hereby return the names with the 
additions of the said four persons to you the Sheriffs 
and Commons of the said city, in order to your electing 
one of the said four persons an alderman of the said 
city in the room of sir Patrick Hamilton, knight, sir Patrick 

^ Hamilton, 

deceased. d«ceaa«d. 

" James Hamilton, Lord Mayor." 

[2.] "We, the Sheriffs and Commons of the city of 
Dublin, have this day elected by ballot from among Election, 
the four Sheriffs' Peers returned to this house by the 
Lord Mayor and Board of Aldermen, John Rose of Rose, 

_^ , alderman. 

Samt Andrew street, merchant, to the place of an 



aldemiau. 
Q^ld box. 



142 DUBLIN ASSEMBLY BOLL, 1780. 

1790. alderman of the said city, in the room of alderman sir eoUixula, 

SimStoi? Patrick Hamilton, deceased. 

dece-ed. ,. William James, John Exshaw, Sheriffs." 

* Killner Swettenham. — James Hamilton. — Benjamin 
Geale. — Francis Fetherston. — Henry Hart. — Nathaniel 
Warren. — George Alcock. — James Shiel. — Anthony 
King. — Thomas Greene. — William Alexander. — John 
Rose. — James Horan.' 

1780. October 20.— Third Friday after the 29th of «.» 
September. 

Lord Mayor.- Killner Swettenham. 

Sheriffs : Patrick Bride and Thomas Andrews. 

[1.] " Eesolved iinanimously, that the thanks of this 
Elndiion ^^^V ^^ presented to alderman James Hamilton, late 
Lord Mayor, in a gold box of the value of twenty 
guineas, in testimony of his unwearied diligence, spirit, 
and activity in his late office of Lord Mayor of this 
city, his particular attention to the improvement of 
B«Tenae. its revcnue, and to the preservation of the peace and 

Peace of i , - , . ,. 

citj. good order of this metropolis. 

"Resolved, that the said sum of twenty guineas be 

charged by the treasurer in his next year's accounts." 
Thanks. [2.] "Eesolved, that the thanks of this assembly be 

eS£!V given to William James and John Exshaw, late High 
§ier*iffi. Sheriffs, in token of our approbation of the prudence, 

public spirit, and integrity manifested by them in that 

iinportant station." 
^To^itj. [3.] Alderman James Hamilton, late Lord Mayor. 

praying to be paid the usual sum of £500 : whereupon 

it was ordered, that the city treasurer do, on the Lord 
Pajmant. Mayor's warrant, pay the petitioner the sum of £600, 

sterling, the same to be allowed him in his accounts, 

deducting thereout the sum of one hundred guineas in 

lieu of the commons ball. 
[4.] Certain of the commons, to grant to sir Samuel 



DUBLIN ASSEMBLY EOLL, 1780. 143 

Roll xxiii,A. Bradstreet, baronet, the sum of £200 : whereupon it itso. 

was ordered, that the sum of £200, sterling, be granted Beoorder. 
to sir Samuel Bradstreet, baronet, Recorder of the city 
of Dublin, to be paid by the city treasurer on the Lord Payment 
Mayor's warrant and allowed in his accounts, as a 
testimony of the services done by him to the citizens 
of the city of Dublin, for one year ending Midsummer 
last, by a faithful and vigilant discharge of his duty 
as Eecorder. 

m. 26 6. [5.] Alderman Henry Hart, praying to be continued gjg^^ 

Ballast Master : whereupon it was ordered, that the Maator. 
within named alderman Henry Hart be and is hereby 
elected Ballast Master and treasurer to the Ballast 
Office of the port of Dublin, for one year ending next 
Michaelmas assembly, 1781, at the annual salary of saiury. 
£160, he giving such security for the faithful discharge securitj. 
of the duties of said office and also for his accounting 
justly for all such sums of money as he shall receive 
from time to time, as shall be approved of by the Lord 
Mayor and Sheriffs, said security to be entered into 
in ten days from this date or this order to be void. 

[6.1 Certain of the commons, for a new gown for the oown. 

*■ ■" / o Knox, 

officer of commons : whereupon it was ordered, that o^^er of 

* ' commons. 

the city treasurer do, on the Lord Mayor's warrant, 

pay Thomas Knox £6, for the purpose aforesaid. Payment. 

[7.] John Waller, praying usual allowance : where- waUer. 
upon it was ordered, that the city treasurer do, on the 
Lord Mayor's warrant, pay the above named John Grant. 
Waller the sum of £3. 

[8.] Ann Heatly, widow sister of the late Doctor H<»tiy, 
Lucas, praying aid: whereupon it was ordered, that 
the city treasurer do, on the Lord Mayor's warrant, 
pay the above named petitioner the sum of ten guineas. Grant. 

[9.] Medicis Oakes, praying usual allowance : where- oakes. 
upon it was ordered, that the city treasurer do, on the 
Lord Mayor's warrant, pay the petitioner £11 7s. 6d, G^t. 



144 DUBLIN ASSEMBLY BOLL, 1780 

1780. [10.] William Osbrey, praying to be continued in the mi Kin i 

cTtV*"' office of Marshal of the city of Dublin : whereupon it ^ 

*'"*^*** was ordered, that the above named William Osbrey 
be and is hereby continued Marshal Keeper to the city 
of Dublin during the city's pleasure, not exceeding one 
year ending Michaelmas assembly 1781, with all the 
just fees and perquisites belonging to the said employ- 
ment and that the petitioner should be bound in a 

?f°^- . bond of £3,000, and find three securities, each to be 
bound in a separate bond of £1,000, for indemnifying 
the city from all escapes and for the due execution of 
said employment, that he shall on Monday in eveiy m. 23 

List of week make and return a list on oath of every person 
in his custody upon any action or execution or other 

Thoiaei process whatsoever from the city or Tholsel court, 
distinguishing at whose suit such person or persons 
was or were committed and when and by whom 
discharged and whether such person hath been kept 
in actual custody or not, said security to be approved 
of by the Lord Mayor and Sheriffs and entered into 
in one week from this day or this order for continuing 
the petitioner to be void. 

Taylor. [H-] Benjamin Taylor, praying to be paid half a 

monies, y^ar's Salary for summonsing prosecutors in criminal 
cases : whereupon it was ordered, that the city treasurer 

Payment, do, ou the Lord Mayor's warrant, pay the petitioner 
the sum of £22 15s., sterling, in consideration of his 
trouble in summonsing prosecutors and pursuant to 
the above petition. 

Trumbull. [12.] Nathaniel Trumbull, water bailiff, praying to 



Persons in 
cnstod/. 



water 



bailiff, be continued in office: whereupon it was ordered, that 

continued. 

the above named Nathaniel Trumbull be and is hereby 
continued one of the water bailiffs during the city*s 
pleasure, not exceeding one year ending Michaelmas 
assembly 1781, with the usual fees and perquisites, he 
giving such security to save the city harmless, and for 



DUBLIN ASSEMBLY ROLL, 1780. 145 

Bou^riiiA. tEe faithful execution of his employment, as the Lord i^ao. 
Mayor and Sheriffs shall approve of. 

[13.1 John Purcell, clerk to the Sheriffs and Com- ^^or^eii, 
mons, for usual allowance : whereupon it was ordered, commoni. 
that the city treasurer do, on the Lord Mayor's warrant, 
pay the petitioner the sum of £22 15s. payment. 

[14.] Certain of the commons, for freedom to Bar. J. Franchise. 
Coffey, he having renounced the errors of the church co«fey. 
of Eome and embraced the Protestant religion : where- gj^^ <>' 
upon it was granted, gratis. Si^'** 

[16.] Peter Friel, to be appointed clerk to the Ballast Priei, 
Master : whereupon it was ordered^ that in consideration 
of the petitioner's father's past services in the Ballast ^^^ 
Office and his present distressed circumstances, he be 
paid out of the Ballast OflSce fund the sum of £50, Payment 
sterling, the same to be allowed on the Ballast Office 
account. 

[16.] Certain of the commons, setting forth that the 
committee appointed for better supplying the city with ^J^^*p® 
pipe water have made the annexed report of the 16th 
day of October, 1780. 

* We inform your honours, that we have attended Report. 
m. 28 b, very particularly to the business to us committed since 
our last report. On the 24th day of July last your 
committee met and finding they should be obliged to 
break up several parts of the city in order to lay new New mains, 
mains, they ordered the Town Clerk to write to the 
commissioners for paving informing them, that they Paving, 
were ready to contract for the square pavement of such 
parts as should be broke up, and in answer received a 
letter from the secretary of said commissioners 
informing them, that Mr. James Gernon, the contractor Gemon, 

^ ' contractor. 

for paving Skinner row, through part of which the skinner 
new main was intended to be laid, could not repair the 
same less than 13d., per square yard, they therefore 
agreed to pay said sum. 

VOt. XXXI. J* 



146 DUBLIN ASSEMBLY ROLL, 1780. 

1780. *0n the 7th day of August last, Francis Gibbons boii «m.A. 

cimpiSlii exhibited a complaint before your committee against 
Hw4fbj^»^^ William Beaghan, James Murphy, Richard Boyle, 
James Tommins, Mr. Shannon, and Mr. Coogan, for 
pounding and confining the water on the 29th day of 
July last, which complaint appearing to be well 
Piwe*. founded, we fined them in the sum of £10, sterling, 
which sum was afusrwards paid and applied as by law 
established. We ordered your engineer to have the 
Marl- mains in Marlborough street completed with all 
N^mains. ^^P^^'i^i^n and also to lay down new mains in order 
to supply that part of the liberty within the juris- 
diction of the city with pipe water. 
* On the 14th day of August aforesaid, upon an 
coie^aiiej. application from the inhabitants of Cole alley. Castle 
L^en street, we ordered that a leaden main should be laid 
"""• therein under the inspection of the proper ofiBcer and 
that the rose of such main should not exceed 1|^ inches, 
ftr^" Several of the inhabitants of the county side of Britain 
^J^y street having applied to us for a supply of water and 
they being willing to pay a sum of 20s. per year each 
for such supply, we ordered that a proper instrument 
should be drawn up for the said inhabitants to sign 
and when signed, that they should have a sufficient 
supply. Considering it reasonable and proper that 
c^^. the Castle of Dublin should pay a proper sum yearly 
for water, the consumption therein being very con- 
siderable, we ordered your law agent to prepare a 
tS^STa'Jd^of P^^P®^ memorial to be presented to tiie Board of Works 
Works. re(iuesting payment in future for supplying said place m, 2r. 

and that said memorial should also contain a demand 
Arrears, of arrcars since the commencement of tlie pipe water 

act. 
i>yers. i q^ ^j^^ 25th day of September last we again met and 

NUjhoiae scveral private dyers in the parish of Saint Nicholas 
parigh."*^ Without having by an instrument from under their 



DITBLIN ASSEMBLY ROLL, 1780. 147 

R«.inixm.A. hands agreed to pay annually 10s. each, over and above itso. 
the rent usually paid by a private consumption, weR^ut. 
ordered that the proper oflBcer should immediately 
proceed in laying down an entire new sot of pipes for 
their use. 

*0n the 16th day of October instant we met and 
messieurs George Gee and Nathaniel Walker having ^^^^^^ 
applied to us, to be considered for their extraordinary 
trouble in their care and attention to the works, we 
are of opinion, that they be each paid a sum of £10.' Payment. 

It was thereupon granted, the committee's report con- order, 
firmed and made an act of assembly. 

[17.] Certain of the commons, setting forth that the 
committee appointed for setting the cleansing of the ^l^^^ 
streets have made the annexed report of the 16th day 
of October, 1780. 

* We beg leave to inform your honours, that James Report. 
Smith who formerly undertook the cleansing of lots smith. 
Nos. 2. 3. 9. and 10. on the north side of the river 
LiflFey for three years, having failed in his circum- 
stances and not being able to fulfil his contract with 
your honours, the Lord Mayor exonerated him there- 
from and set the cleansing the lots No. 2. 3. and 9. 

by private contract to John Connolly for six months conuoiiy. 
from 25th March aforesaid for the sum of £95, sterling, 
and lot No. 10. including Marlborough street, which 
was omitted to be inserted in said number as laid down 
by the docket, to John Keating for the same term for Keating. 
£30, and the said Connolly and Keating having 
declined cleansing the same longer. 

* We caused an advertizement to be inserted in the ^je^t^"*' 
public papers for setting the said lots on Monday the 

m.27b. 19th day of September last, when we met and set the 
two following lots to the following persons for two 
years being the terms unexpired, commencing the 29th 
day of September aforesaid, that is to say, lot No. 9. 



148 



DUBLIK ASSEMBLY BOLL, 1780. 



1780. 

Walsh. 

Keating 



M'Cabe. 



Hamilton. 



Douogb. 



Darcey. 



Donafh. 



to James Walsh for £66 ITs. 6d., and lot No. 10. to ^%^'' 
John Keating for £66 ITs. 6d., and there not appearing 
a sufficient number of persons who would undertake the 
cleansing of the other two lots, we caused a further 
notice to be published for setting the same on the 26th 
day of September aforesaid, when we met and having 
then received a memorial from John M'Cabe, praying 
to be exonerated from his contract to cleanse lot No. 4. 
on the north side, thereby to enable him to bid for the 
cleansing of the said lots No. 2. and 3., we therefore 
exonerated him therefrom and set up the said lots No. 
2. and 3. together, and the said John M*Cabe having 
agreed to cleanse the said two lots for £160, and not 
finding any person inclined to cleanse for a less sum, 
we set the said lots to the said John M*Cabe. 

*0n the same day Eichard Hamilton preferred a 
memorial to us, to be exonerated from cleansing lot 
No. 12, your committee taking the same into considera- 
tion, exonerated him therefrom and ordered an 
advertizement to be inserted for the cleansing of said 
lots No. 4. and 12. on the 4th day of October instant 
for two years from the 29th day of September last, 
being the term unexpired, on which said last mentioned 
day we met, and James Donogh having then declined 
the cleansing of lots No. 16. and 17. on the south side 
of the river, his contract being expired, and sufficient 
number of people not attending, who were inclined 
to cleanse the said four last mentioned lots, we post- 
poned the setting of the same until the 9th day of 
October instant, we again met and pursuant to adver- 
tizement set up lot No. 12. on the south side and Patrick 
Darcey having agreed to cleanse the same for £36, and m.* 
no person then appearing who would do it for less, 
we let the same to him ; we also set lot No. 17. on the 
same side to James Donagh for £90, no person having 
proposed to cleanse the same for a less smn. 



DTTBLIN ASSEMBLY BOLL, 1780. 149 

Boiixxm.4. *Wg further inform your honours, that there notiv-w). 
appearing a sufficient number of people inclined to bid 
for the cleansing of lot No. 4. on the north side and 
lot No. 16. on the south side, we postponed the sotting 
of said lots until Monday the 16th October instant, 
on which day we met and Richard Hamilton having Hamilton, 
proposed to cleanse lot No. 15. including Spitalfields spiiAifiei.u. 
and the Comb up to No. 40. for £45, and no person <^"»^ 
having bid a less sum, we set the same to him for said 
gum, and also set lot No. 4. to William Harvey for the Harrey. 
sum of £99, there not appearing any person inclined 
to cleanse the same for a less sum.' 

It was thereupon granted, the committee's report o«*der. 
confirmed and made an act of assembly, and the com- 
mittee continued. 

[18.] Edward Scriven, setting forth that the com- scnven 
mittee to whom his memorial was referred have made 
their report of the 26th day of September, 1780. 

* We, the committee appointed to settle the accounts Re^^""^" 
of Edward Scriven, met upon that occasion and after 
minutely examining the same, find that he hath trans- 
acted the city business from Trinity term 1780, which bishieus. 
with the several sums of money disbursed by him 
amount in the whole to £413 Is. 8|d., sterling, and that 
he has received and for which he has given credit the 
sum of £12 Os. 9Jd., so that there remains due to him sum dne. 
the sum of £401 Os. lid., which we are of opinion 
and do recommend he be paid. We inform your 
honours, that the principal part of the said bill has 
m.966. been taxed by the proper officer, the remainder being 
incidental disbursemenis and business could not 
undergo a regular taxation.' 

It was thereupon granted, the committee's report or^icr. 
confirmed and made an act of assembly, and that the 
city treasurer do, on the Lord Mayor's warrant, pay Payment 



J 50 



DUBLIN ASSEMBLY ROLL, 1780. 



ir-^u. 



r)ttt/ of 

inferior 
dty offlcem. 



ICoiMirt. 



Barneit and 
oihurs. 



Serjeants at 



Dimnissed. 



Uestored. 



Api>oiute(1. 



Order. 



City ]eD» 



the petitioner the sum of £401 Os. lid., the same to bou xxiiu 
be allowed in his accounts. 

[19.] Certain of the commons, praying that the com- 
mittee appointed for inspecting the duty of inferior 
city officers have made the annexed report of the 28th 
day of September, 1780. 

* We, the committee appointed for inspecting the 
duty of inferior city officers, to whom the petitions of 
John Karnett, William Stordy, John Vernon O'Neill, 
Thomas Afassey, David Gass, and John Giles, late 
Serjeants at mace, praying to be restored to their former 
offices, and also the petition of William Eustace praying 
to be appointed a serjeant at mace were referred, met 
on the 23rd day of August last, and having enquired 
minutely into the conduct of the several petitions, are 
of opinion that John Barnett, John Vernon O'Neill or 
John Giles are not fit or proper persons to be restored to 
their respective employments, but from some favourable 
circumstances appearing to us in favour of William 
Stordy, Thomas Massoy and David Gass, we are 
induced to think thom proper persons to be restored 
on their severally entering into security for the faithful 
discharge of their respective duty in such office of 
Serjeants at mace but not otherwise, and we are also 
of opinion that William Eustace be appointed a 
Serjeant at mace during your honours' pleasure, not 
exceeding one year upon his taking the usual oath 
and entering into sufficient security for the faithful 
discharge of the duties of said office, all which i8m.25. 
submitted to your honours.' 

It was thereupon granted, the committee's report 
confirmed and made an act of assembly'- and the com- 
mittee continued. 

[20.] Certain of the commons, setting forth that the 
committee appointed for inspecting city leases near 



DUBLIN ASSEMBLY ROLL, 1780. IBl 

m?25"'"*^* expiring have made the annexed report of the 21st day itso. 
of September, 1780. 

* We inform your honours, that we met on the 28th B«port. 
day of August last pursuant to public advertizement 

for setting by public cant for three lives renewable P"^*^»<5<»n*- 
within 70 years or 99 years to be computed from the 
2Bth day of March, 1781, at the option of the taker, 
several plots of ground in Suffolk street, Qrafton ground! 
street, and Exchequer street, as laid down in lots by gtlfei!" 
your surveyor, and accordingly set up the following itilet?" 

, , . Exchequer, 

lots, VIZ.: street. 

* No. 1. in Suffolk street containiim 22 feet in front, suifoik 

° ' street. 

to William Adair at lis. 6d. per foot. 

'No. 2. in said street- containing 22 feet in front, 
to William Smith at 12s. 6d. per foot. 

*No. 3. in said street containing 22 feet in front, 
to Thomas M*Mahon, at 14s. per foot. 

*No. 4. in said street containing 22 feet in front, 
to Thomas Todderick at 13s. 6d. per foot. 

* No. 5. in said street containing 22 feet in front, 
to Thomas Todderick at 12s. per foot. 

* No. 6. in Grafton street containing 23 feet in front, ^^^^° 
to Nugent Booker at £1 5s. per foot. 

*No. 7. in said street containing 23 feet in front, 
to Nugent Booker at £1. per foot. 

* No. 8. in said street containing 23 feet in front, 
to Thomas Todderick at 18s. per foot. 

*No. 9. in said street containing 22 feet in front, 
to Christopher Myers at £1 Is. per foot. 

* No. 10. in Suffolk street containing 23 feet in front, Suffolk 
to Elmes Heally at 16s. 6d. per foot. 

*No. 11. in said street containing 23 feet in front, 
to John Eose at IBs per foot. 

*No. 12. in said street containing 23 feet in front, 
to John Eose at 15s. per foot. 



m. 25 b. 



152 DUBLIN ASSEMBLY ROLL, 1780. 

sSi * ^^' ^^* ^^ ^^^^ street containing 23 feet in front, J^^"^'-^ 

street to John Rose at 168. 6d. per foot. 

*No. 14. in said street containing 23 feet in front, 
to John Rose at 17s. per foot. / 

* No. 15. in said street containing 23 feet in front, 
to John Rose at 18s. per foot. 

* No. 16. in said street containing 23 feet in front, 
to John Giffard at 20s. per foot. 

?S^ * No. 17. in Grafton street containing 23 feet in front, 

to John Giffard at £2 6s. per foot. 

*No. 18. in said street containing 23 feet in front, 
to William Ralph at £1 10s. per foot. 

*No. 19. in said street containing 23 feet in front, 
to John Exshaw at £1 10s. 6d. per foot. 

* No. 20. in said street containing 23 feet in front, 
to Patrick ifathews at £1 7s. 6d. per foot. 

*No. 21. in said street containing 23 feet in front, 
to Edward Byrne at £1 7s. 6d. per foot. 

* No. 22. in said street containing 22 feet in front, 
to George Grant at £1 Os. 6d. per foot. 

'No. 23. in said street containing 22 feet in front, 
to George Grant at 19s. per foot. 

* No. 24. in said street containing 22 feet in front, m. 24 
to alderman John Darragh at 16s. 6d. per foot. 

*No. 25. in said street containing 22 feet in front, 
to alderman John Darragh at £1 3s. 3d. per foot. 
SSJtT*' ' ^^- 26. in Exclieqiier streM containing 22 feet in 
front, to Edward Tracy at 10s. per foot. 

'No. 27. in said street containing 22 feet in front, 
to Edward Tracy at lis. per foot. 

*No. 28. in said street containing 22 feet in front, 
to Thomas Myler at 14s. 6d. per foot. 

'No. 29. in said street containing 14 feet in front, 
with liberty to build over and under the gateway, to 
Thomas Myler at 14s. 6d. per foot. 



DUBLIN ASSEMBLY EOLL, 1780. 1B3 

B^Mxxifia ' No. 30. in said street containing 22 feet in front, i78o. 

to James Dowlin at 128. 6d per foot. SJL^^'*' 

* We again met on the 4th day of September instant 
in order to set the following lots in Exchequer street, 
videlicet : 

'Ko. 31. in Exchequer street containing 22 feet in 
front to William Adair at 8s. per foot. 

•No. 32. in said street containing 23 feet in front, 
to John Locker at 10s. per foot. 

*Xo. 33. in said street containing 23 feet in front 
to John Locker at 10s. per foot. 

*^"o. 34. in said street containing 23 feet in front, 
to John Locker at 9s. per foot. 

*No. 35. in said street containing 22 feet in front, 
to William Smith at 10s. 6d. per foot. 

*^^o. 36. in said street containing 22 feet in front, 
to William Smith at lis. 6d. per foot. 

*Ifo. 37. in said street containing 22 feet in front, 
to Andre\\' Culloden at 12s. 6d. per foot. 

'And a piece of irregular ground taken oflF said lot 
No. 37. to Edward Beatty at 20s. a year. 

'Your committee inform your honours, that tliey at 
the time of setting declared to the several takers, that Taker., 
their several and respective rents should commence on Rents 
the 29th day of September, 1781, and they are of 
opinion and do recommend that leases be forthwith L3a«e.. 
made to the said several and respective takers, either for 
three lives renewable within 70 years or for 99 years 
at the option of such taker at the said several and 
»-24*. respective rents with capon money to commence as c^pon 
s-foresaid. "*^°*^' 

'Tour committee further inform your honours, that 
on the said 4th day of September last they proceeded to 
set by public cant, pursuant to advertizement, for a Puwiccant. 
term of three lives renewable within 70 years or for 
99 years at the option of the taker from the 26th day 



IB4 



DUBLIN ASSEMBLY ROLL, 1780. 



1780. 
Lands. 

Ballycullen. 
QraoKe. 



Warren. 



Hamilton. 



Sarage. 



Hamilton. 



Darraffh. 



Terms. 



Kent. 



Leases. 



Hamilton. 



of March next old style, all that the lands ot^^^^'- 
Ballycullen and Grange part of your estate, as also 
laid down in lots by. your surveyor and accordingly 
let the said lands in the following manner to the 
following persons, videlicet. 

* Lot No. 1. containing 90 acres 1 rood 4 perches, 
to alderman Nathaniel Warren, at £1 2s. by the acre. 

*Lot No. 2. containing 67 acres 2 roods 4 perches, 
to alderman James Hamilton, Lord Mayor, at £1 Is. 
per acre. 

* Lot No. 3. containing 57 acres 2 roods 28 perches, 
to Thomas Savage, at £1 7s. per acre. 

'Lot No. 4. containing 61 acres 1 rood 32 perches, 
to Thomas Savage, at £1 6s. per acre. 

*Lot No. 6. containing 95 acres 31 perches, to 
Thomas Savage, at £1 12s. per acre. 

* Lot No. 6. containing 64 acres 1 rood 6 perches, 
we set in the following manner, 23 acres 26 perches 
whereof we agreed to set to James Hamilton, esquire, 
at such an acreable rent as the remainder of said lot 
should set at upon the cant and alderman John Darragh 
being the highest bidder for the remaining 41 acres 
20 perches at the rent of £1 7s. 6d. an acre, we therefore 
set the said 64 acres 1 rood 5 perches, in the proportions 
above to the said James Hamilton and John Darragh 
at £1 7s. 6d. an acre. 

* We further inform your honours, that the terms 
proposed on the said settings were that one fourth part 
of the rent payable by the several takers of the said 
lands should be fined down at the rate of 15 years' m. sa. 
purchase, and we are of opinion that leases should be 
forthwith made out to the several takers of the said 
several lots, as also to the said James Hamilton for 

the said piece of ground so agreed to be set to him 
at the said several and respective rents with capon 
money. 



DUBLIN ASSEMBLY BOLL, 1780. 1B5 






'On the 21st day of September aforesaid, we met i7»- 
^d took into consideration the petition of James 
"^f'Andrew and Andrew Gallagher referred to us, M^ndrew. 
praying to be paid a sum of £26 2s., for their trouble 
^® keepers on ground in Corn-market part of vourcorn. 

h X . market. 

'lonours' estate for 241 days, and we having maturely 
^^sidered the same are of opinion that they be paid Payment, 
^siita of twelve guineas in full for their said demand.' 

^^ was thereupon granted, the committee's report order. 
J^^firmed and made an act of assembly, and that as 

^^^as Savage, the taker of lots No. 3. 4. and 5. of savnge. 
. ^^tids of Ballycullen and Grange, hath not complied 
. ^ the terms of the setting thereof, that the com- setting. 
of>t ^^ ^ empowered to set the same again, first 
vu ^^ing from the said Thomas Savage a resignation 

\^.] The report of the committee of directors of the 
Ballast Office to the general assembly the 18th of b^J^^ 
October, 1780. 

* Your committee, since their last report to your Report. 
honours, continued the repairs of the piles and piie» 
gabbards, and the gabbard building by Mr. Hugh oabbards. 
^lurphy for the office is in great forwardness. We 

have made a considerable progress in building 300 
feet of new wall and will soon have it in a condition New waii. 
not to be damaged by bad weather during the winter. 
We beg leave to represent to your honours, that 
^r- Richarrl Broughton, their clerk, has been always ^j^^'^^f^^"* 
paid a gratuity at the end of every three years before 
^he appointment of a new committee, and they recom- 
■^f your honours shall think fit) that he be paid twenty PaymenJ. 
§^ineas as usual. 

* An abstract of the cash is hereunto annexed, which ^'^sb. 
^^'e have examined and find there is a balance of ^^^'^^'^ 
^M Os. 8d., on the Ballast Office fund, from which 



166 DUBLIN ASSEMBLY ROLL, 1780. 

1780. deducting £4,321 16s. 9d., overpaid on the account ofi^uoiii 

the public money, the balance in the hands of alderman 
Hart. Henry Hart, Ballast Master, is £893 3s. lid. 

*We further report that since the death of the late 

f2JilS«d. ^I^r. Smith your lordvship and honours' engineer, that 

is for the space of 4^ years last past, the works of the 

h^n^ Ballast Office, the lighthouse and the cassoon have been «•»*• 

viarpyie. carried on under the direction of Mr. Vierpyle, a 

worthy member of the common council of this city, 

that by the skilful and judicious management, said 

works have been very much extended and improved, 

and that the expenses of carrying them on have very 

considerably diminished, that the late Mr. Smith was 

saUnr. employed at a salary of £200, per annum, but that 

Mr. Vierpyle has conducted the works without the 

smallest gratuity or reward, that it will at all times be 

necessary to have those works carried on under the 

inspection of a skilful and experienced person, but as 

Mr. Vierpyle does not intend to become a member of 

the new common council, the city will have no title to 

Assisunce. his assistauce without properly rewarding his trouble 

for the same, your committee therefore recommend that 

your Lordship will take the premises into consideration, 

all which is submitted to your honours. 

* Signed by nine of the committee.' 

20th October, 1780. 

Order. Granted, the committee's report confirmed and made 

an act of assembly, and thai the committee be 
empowered to proceed as they shall think proper and 

Beward. also bc empowered to reward Mr. Vierpyle for his 
past services in such manner as they shall think fit. 

Baiia«t State of the Ballast Office accounts from the 19th 

OflSce 

accounts, day of July, 1780, to the 18th day of October, 1780, 
exclusive. 



DXTBLIN ASSEMBLY BOLL, 1780. 



167 



BoU XXiiiA. 

m. 2S 6, Ballast Office, Dr. 
To balance of last quarterns abstract 


1780. 
BaUfut 
£ B. d. Office 
.. 5066 13 lOi »<^coants. 


To cash received since 


.. 1209 13 1 




£6,275 6 Hi 


Per contra, Cr. 






£ 8. d. 


' By cash paid for raising ballast 


.. 208 18 4 


By cash paid for repairs on the piles 


. .. 100 18 


By cash paid salaries 


.. 175 13 9 


By cash paid for repairs on gabbards 


439 4 1 


By cash paid rent and contingent expenses 


74 12 li 


By cash paid for account of the lighthouse 


9 


By cash paid interest 


52 


By balance 


.. 5215 8 




£0,275 111 



Ballast Office for the public money, Dr. 

£ s.d. 

To ca»h received at ,the treasury in part of the parliamentary 

grant of sessions 1779 for £3,000 .. .. .. 1000 

To balance over expended . . . . . . . . 4321 16 9 



£5,321 16 9 



Per contra, Gr. 

By balance over expended of last quarter's abstract 
By cash expended this quarter on the pier .. 



£ s. d. 

467117 1 

649 19 8 

£5,32116 9 



[22.] The report of the Pilot committee. 



Pilot 
•. ^ - eommit'tee. 

* Setting forth, that we, the committee elected Keport. 
pursuant to act of parliament for regulating the 
pilotage, havenage, and lighterage in the port of 
Dublin, do think it our duty to inform your Lordship Jl,^;^^- 
and honours, that since our former rei)ort of the 16th ^"^**"' 
of October, 1777, we have expended considerable sums Money 

. , expended. 

of money on keeping the buoys or chains on the banks BmY^s. 
and the river moorings and land ties in proper repair Moorings. 
and we have the satisfaction to inform your Lordship 



168 



DUBLIN ASSEMBLY ROLL, 1780. 



1780. 
Buoys. 



Balauce, 



Income. 

FruK-al 

manner. 



Katinf?. 
Drinking. 



Crder. 



Balance. 



Debt. 



Acconnfc. 



Debt- 
Law agent 



Pmucbise. 



Declara- 
tion. 



and honours that since that periods we have not lost bou xeui-a 

m. 22. 

any of our buoys. That by tlie state of our funds on 
settling the Ballast Master's account to tlie 1st of May 
last, there appeared a balance in his hands of 
£43 13s. Bd. sterling. We assure your Lordship and 
honours, tJiat the whole income of this office is expended 
in the most frugal manner, solely for the purposes of 
the act, not one shilling thereof being lavished in either 
eating or drinking. 

* Signed by eleven of the committee." 

20t]i October, 1780. 

Ordered, that this corporation cannot help expressing 
their concern, that so oeconomical a body as the Pilot 
committee should not, in the course of so many years 
since the commencement of the Pilot Act, (without 
eating or drinking) have reserved no greater balance 
than £43 13s. 6^d., so as to have enabled them to 
discharge a large debt incurred and due to this city 
for the passing of the said act. It is therefore ordered, 
that the said committee do return to the next assembly 
an account of the receipts and disbursements for the 
last three years, that for the future the Pilot committee 
do apply the redundancy of their office in discharge of 
the said debt, and that the law agent be empowered 
to call upon the said committee for that purpose. 

1780. October 20. — Admissions to franchise. 
1780. October 20. — Declaration and signatures. 



F.B. 

B. lOd. 
C.3. 



Address. 

Ea- 1 Bnck- 

inghaui- 

shire. 



1780. November 29. — Post Assembly. u. a. 

[1.] Certain of the commons, setting forth that the 
committee appointed to prepare an address to his m. 22*. 
excellency John, earl Buckinghamshire, lord lieutenant 
of Ireland, on his departure from this kingdom, have 
prepared the annexed address and praying to have the 
same engrossed, put under tlie city seal and presented 
to his excellency : whereupon it was ordered that the 



DUBLIN ASSEMBLY ROLL, 1780. 159 

fi*n miu annexed address as it now stands be engrossed, put itsoi 

under the city seal, and presented to his excellency the city«*i. 
lord lieutenant. 

1780. December 6. — Post Assembly. 
[1.] Certain of the commons, setting forth that tiie 
committee appointed to reconsider the address to his 
excellency the lord lieutenant on his depariure from this Addrew. 
kingdom, have reconsidered the same, therefore prayinpr J^^'^{"»- 
to have the same engrossed, put under the city seal, 
and presented to his excellency the lord lieutenant : 
whereupon it was ordered, that the annexed address as 
it now stands be engrossed, put under the city seal 
and presented to his excellency the lord lieutenant. 

[2.] The following address was accordingly prepared, 
put under the city seal, and presented to his excellency. City seal 

Address. 

' To his excellency John, earl Buckinghamshire, lor«l ^^r^^' 
lieutenant general and general governor of Ireland, hnnwhu^'e. 

'The humble address of the Lord Mayor, SherifFs, 
commons, and citizens of the city of Dublin in common 
council assembled. 
' May it please your excellency. 

'We, the Lord Mayor, Sheriffs, commons, and citizens Re^rretat 
of the city of Dublin* beg leave to express our sincere of dflier^ 

governor. 

regret at the departure of a chief governor to whom this 
kingdom is so much indebted and whose faithful repre- 
sentation to his majesty of its distress has been attended 
with sucli singular advantages. 
* An administration honourably distinguished by a AduiiuiB- 

,., . -I * • • tratiou. 

liberal and [X)litical removal of so many restrictions 

on the commerce of Ireland, must ever be held in esteem commerce 

- of Ireland. 

ra.21 by a nation so remarkable for its gratitude as loyalty 
to its sovereign. 



160 DUBLIN ASSEMBLY ROLL, 1780-1781 

1780. * We are perfectly satisfied, that your excellency will buU am.^. 
offices. continue to exert your good offices between the two 

kingdoms and promote to the utmost of your power, 
whatever can contribute to strengthen the bands of 

Friendship, friendship and affection which unite them. By such a 
faithful discharge of your duty, your excellency will 
continue to possess, what we most sincerely wish, that 
heartfelt satisfaction which arises from conscious 
rectitude. 

* In testimony whereof, we have caused the common 

gJif seal of the said city to be hereunto affixed, the 6th day 

of December, 1780.' 

1781. 1781. January 2. — Post Assembly. 

[1.] Certain of the commons, praying to elect fifteen 

aldermen and fifteen common council men to act as 

BioSSSIfor commissioners for paving, pursuant to an act in that 

pn-ving. 

case made and provided: whereupon it was ordered, 
that the following aldermen, to wit, aldermen Crampton, 
Sankey, air Thomas Blackall, Hart, Emerson, Dunn, 
sir Anthony King, Hamilton, Darragh, Warrea, Horan, 
Shiel, Alcock, Alexander, and Rose be and are hereby 
appointed commissioners by ballot for carrying said 
act into execution, and that said aldermen be 
distributed in the several divisions in the following 
manner, to wit. 

AWermen. 1st. Divisiou, aldormeu Hamilton* Alcock, Shiel. 

2nd. „ aldermen Darragh, Alexander, Hart. 

3rd „ aldermen Crampton, Sankey, sir 

Thomas Blackall. 
4th. „ aldermen Emerson, Dunn, Rose. 

5th. „ aldermen sir A. King, Warren, Horan. 

Common ^^^ ^^^^ ^^^ commous do elect fifteen of the common 
m(Sr°'^ council men by ballot to be distributed in the said wards 
as the said act directs. 



DUBLIN ASSEMBLY ROLL, 1781. 161 

2^81°^*' 1st. Division, Hugh Crothers, John Wilson, Samuel J^-^^ 

Read. Srr" 

2nd. „ George Sutton. John Binns, John 

Sutton. 
3rd. „ John Exshaw, Thomas Myler, Thomas 

Fleming. 
4th. „ William M'Cready, Benjamin Smith, 

Ambrose Leet. 
6th. • „ William Witherington, James Napper 

Tandj?^, Richard ifanders. 

'Killner Swettenham. — James Hamilton. — Benjamin 
Geale.— William Dunn. — ^Thomas Greene. — John Rose. 
— William Alexander. — John Darragh. — James Horan. 
— George Alcock.' 

" '^' 1781. January 19.— Fourth Friday after the 25th of 

December, 1780. 

[1.] Auditors of the city accounts for the last year Auditor of 
or any nine of them. accountB. 

Aldermen Crampton, Sankey, Fetherston, Hart, 
Emerson, Dunn, Lynam, Horan, Alcock, messieurs 
S. Burrowes, Ginn, Houghton, Worthington, James 
irCullock, F. M'Mahon, Moncrieflfe, Samuel Reed, 
Darley, Leech, Leet, Creighton, James Lane, Myles, 
John Binns, Howison, Home, Pemberton. 

[2.] " Resolved unanimously, that it be an instruction 
to the committee for enquiring how the city revenues citj 
may be increased and its expenses lessened, to prepare 
a plan whereby the city's expenses may not in any e^„^ 
year exceed its revenues, and that they do report the BevenuM. 
same to the next general assembly. 

" 19th January, 1781." 

The Lord Mayor and Board of Aldermen unani- 
mously agree with the Sheriffs and Commons in the 
above resolution. 

[3.] The gentlemen of the Board of Aldermen ^^J^°^ 
VOL, xm M 



162 



DUBLIN ASSEMBLY BOLL, 1781. 



1781. 

Conference. 

Loan. 



Denuuida. 



Beiolntion. 



Debtntaree. 

Pipe water 
fund. 



Cori>oni- 
tion fund. 



Hume. 



Concur- 
rence. 



Expenses 
for state 
coach. 



Payment. 
Hamilton. 



City pipe 
water. 



Beport. 



Field. 



appointed to confer with certain gentlemen of thejj^'^*- 
commons to consider of the expediency of borrowing 
a sum of money for the purpose of discharging the 
several present demands upon the corporation, having 
reported that a sum, not less than £B,000 is immediately 
necessary to be raised for this purpose. 

Eallner Swettenham, Lord Mayor. 

" Resolved by the Lord Mayor and Board of Alder- m. ss *. 
men, that the said sum of £5,000 be immediately 
raised by ten debentures of £B00 each, at legal interest, 
videlicet, £2,000 upon the pipe water fund to continue 
and effectually carry on the pipe water works, and 
£3,000 upon the general fund of the corporation, in 
order particularly to pay off £1,600 the debt to Mr. 
Hume by debentures, for which he has commenced a 
suit, and other immediate pressing demands upon the 
corporation." 

To which resolution, the Lord Mayor and Board of 
Aldermen request the concurrence of the Sheriffs and 
Commons. — Allowed. 

[4.] Certain of the commons, to reimburse the late 
Lord Mayor his expenses in providing horses and 
servants for the state coach : whereupon it was ordered, 
that the city treasurer do, on the Lord Mayor's warrant, 
pay alderman James Hamilton, late Lord Mayor, the 
sum of £50 sterlings for the purposes above mentioned, 
the same to be allowed in his accounts. 

[6.] Certain of the commons, setting forth that the 
committee heretofore appointed for better supplying the 
city with pipe water, made the annexed report of the 
21st day of December, 1780. 

* We inform your honours, that we have carefully 
attended to the business to us committed since our last 
report, on the 20th day of November last we met, and 
having been applied to by a Mr. Field for liberty to 



BITBLnr ASSEMBLY ROLL, 1781. 163 

^jfjfi^ build a bridge over the water course at Dolphin's Bam, i^- 

we gave him leave to do so under the inspection of g;^^'" 
Mr. Mylne, but at the entire expense of said Field; 
on the same day we gave directions that the Town cuS. 
^^' Clerk should write to Mr. Domville, requiring him to Domriue. 
cause his two necessary houses over the water course 
to be immediately removed, which being done, Mr. 
Domville thereupon caused the seats thereof to be 
removed and levelled to the ground and the walls of 
the houses only remain standing. Your committee Hou»e«. 
thinking it but just and equitable that the earl of E«rto' 
Meath should be at some part of the expense, that may 
in future increase in repairing the breaches that may "SIch«. 
happen in his liberty, caused the Town Clerk to write 
to him, informing his lordship that they will in future 
expect that he should be at two thirds of such expense 
as may increase for repairing such breaches. On the 
18th day of December we again met, pursuant to a late 
requisition of the Grand Canal company, to ascertain ^^ 
their demands for a supply of water for one year ending Demanda. 
the 26th March, 1779, and then went into that business, 
being attended by a sub-committee of the Grand Canal 
company., and finding the gross produce of the pipe Produce, 
water revenue for that year amounted to £6,939 Os. 
6}d., and that £10 per cent, on said sum amounted to 
£693 18s., your committee was therefore of opinion, 
that the said canal company be paid the said sum of Pnyment 
£693 18s., in full for the year ending the 25th March, 
1779.' 
vLVh, It was thereupon granted, the committee's report Order, 
confirmed and made an act of assembly. 
[6.1 Certain of the commons, setting forth that the Trades 

. . men's 

committee heretofore appointed for exanunmg trades- wiis. 
men's bills have made the annexed report of the 21 st 
December, 1780. 
*We inform your honours, that on the 19th day of B«port. 



164 DUBLIN ASSEMBLY ROLL, 1781. 

1781. December last we met and carefully examine4 theBoUxxiu. 

Biiii.. following bills, videlicet. 

£ 8. d. 

* Samuel Keed*s bill for plumber's work 45 9 2| 

* Isaac Poolers bill for tin- work ... 38 17 3 

* Charles Strong's bill for coach-maker's 

work ... ... ... 32 7 



Payment. * Which wc apprehend should be forthwith paid and 
have also reconsidered their former report of the 28th 
of Se])tember last hereunto annexed, and are of opinion 
that the several sums, therein reported to be due to the 
respective persons therein named, should also be here- 
with paid.' 

The report of the 28th September last, 
tteport. * We, the committee api>ointed for examining trades- 

m«i'B men's bills, inform your honours, that on the 27th day 
of September instant, we met on that occasion and 
carefully examined the following bills, videlicet. 

£ s. d. 

* Thomas Mathew's bill for surveying 
several pieces of ground and buildings . . . 

* Stephen Gordon's bill for iron-monger's 
work 

* John Lee's bill for English newspapers 

* Eichard Raper's bill for glazing 

* George and Hill Barley's bill for 
stone-cutter's work ... ... ... 8 16 11^ 

* William Pemberton's bill for repairing 

part of the wall at Saint Stephen's Green 2 11 3| 

* Isaac Poole's bill for tin work ... 22 9 11 

* Henry and Thomas Keating's bill for 
painter's work ... ... ... 19 14 1 

' Benjamin Eaton's bill for carpenter's 
work ... ... ... ... 34 16 6 





B.3«. 


76 11 


10 


19 19 


Oi 


15 1 


4 


12 16 


n 



DITBLIW ASSEMBLY ROLL, 1781. 165 

S^'sa^- £ 8. d.,781. 

* Thomas Todd Faulkner's bill for ''^^ 
printing and stationery ... ... 153 14 4 

* Thomas Todd Faulkner's bill for adver- 
tizing 92 3 3^ 

* George Caimcross's bill for painting 98 15 6| 

* Governors of the Blue Coat Hospital, 
biU for gravel and stones ... ... 78 19 2 

* William M*Cready's bill for four chairs 118 



* Which said several bills, your committee are of Payment, 
opinion should be forthwith paid.' 

^d the said commons, praying to confirm the said ^'*•'• 
®Port and make the same an act of assembly : it was 
^^upon granted, the committee's report confirmed and 
^^ an act of assembly. 

'J Certain of the commons, setting forth that the 
Q^ /^^*tee heretofore appointed for setting the cleansing 

^ ^^reets, beams and scales have made the annexed b«uii« and 

XpOrt ^ scaJes. 

, ^ ^t^ the 21st December instant. 
Pq inform your honours^ that in virtue of the Eeport. 

last -1^ tested in us, we met on the 31st day of October 
«*.36 6. u^' ^^-^ the purpose of setting the beams and scales setungr, 
for ft ^^® scales at the granary in the market house) 

said ^ ^®^^ commencing the 1st day of October afore- 
■ / ^^d several persons having appeared and bid on 

^tting, and Mr. Timothy Mahon having bid the Mahon. 
1-1 * ^430 sterling for the same and no person having 
, ^^'e, he was thereupon declared the highest bidder 
, ^feer thereof and accordingly made his usual 

^^P^it , Deposit. 

It 
n ^€ts thereupon granted, the committee's report con- order. 

^ and made an act of assembly. 

^^■1 Benjamin Taylor, setting forth that the committee TSi^'Jsierk. 

^'hom his petition was referred and their former 



166 DUBLIN ASSEMBLY BOLL, 1781. 

178L report thereon recommitted, have made the annexed Ron j«iiii. 

report of the 27th October, 1780. "'**' 

Beporu * We, the committee appointed to conduct the city's 

law business to whom the petition of Benjamin Taylor, 
Town Clerk, was referred and the report thereon recom- 
mitted, inform your honours, that we met on the 27th 
day of October instant for the purpose of re-examining ^ 

Accounti. the said Benjamin Taylor's accounts and are of opinion 
that the account heretofore furnished to your committee 
amounting to £892 18s 9^d., for business done and 
money expended by him, is a reasonable and proper 
charge for the same, £100 of which sum charged at 
the foot of said account, is a proper compensation for 

coSmittoe. ^is extraordinary trouble in attending the pipe water 
and other committees from the commencement of said 
account. It has appeared to us from the accounts of 
alderman Benjamin Geale, city treasurer, that the said 

Rent. Benjamin Taylor is in arrear for the rent of the 

Thoiaei. Tholsel offico in the sum of £612 10s., to and for tha 
26th day of March last, also that the said Benjamin 
Taylor hath now in his hands for freemen's fines and 

Pines. fines imposed at the quarter sessions, the sum of 
£31 16s., both of which last mentioned sums being 
deducted from the said sum of £892 18s. 9|d., leaves 

Balance, a balauco of £248 13s. 9^d., due to the said Benjamin 

Taylor. We have minutely examined into the circum- m. 35 
stances of the said charges for his several attendances, ' 
trouble, and expense upon the carrying into execution 

JchemM. the tontine scheme, with the expense of affixing the 
city seal to the several tontine bonds and warrants 
mentioned in said account and for all which trouble 

seaiB. and expense together with the expense of said seals, 
we are of opinion he deserves a sum of £600, which he 
agreed with your committee to accept of in full of all 
demands upon that account and which being added to 
the above mentioned balance of £248 13s. 9^., make 



DUBLIN ASSEMBLY BOLL, 1781. 167 



55. — ■ * sum of £748 13s. 9^(1., which we are of opinion and ^^*- 
do recommend should be paid to the said Benjamin 
Taylor.' 

A.nd the said Benjamin Taylor, praying to confirm ord«r. 
the said report and make the same an act of assembly : 
it was thereupon ordered, that the city treasurer do, 
on the Lord Mayor's warrant, pay the petitioner the iVm«»t. 
sum of £260 sterling, in full of all demands he hath 
or may have for his expenses and trouble in the tontine JiSfi^i. 
scheme or schemes, and also the sum of £248 13s. 9|d., 
"^uig the balance in the within report mentioned to 
^ due to him for business done for the city,, he giving 
^receipt in full discharge and satisfaction of all fees, Beccipt. 
^sb^rsements, and troubles sustained by the Town 
^^rks in their attendance on the tontine scheme or 
^emes and the carrying of the same into execution, 
fii^an Warren guaranteeing that Mr. Taylor shall wanw. 
/^ ^^<^h a receipt, the said sums to be allowed the 
-^^^-*^r in his accounts. 
, 'J Gertain of the commons, for freedom to his PrancWae. 
. ^ '"'^J>.cy Frederick, earl of Carlisle, lord lieutenant Eari 

Oflr^l Carlisle, 

^■■'^iid : whereupon it was ordered, that the freedom if/^t^^^^^^ 
Z^^ city be granted to his excellency Frederick, earl 
^ ^^Xisle, in a gold box not exceeding the value of Qow ^^^ 

^ •! Certain of the commons, for freedom to the right F»aoiii«a. 
^^^^^^able William Eden, secretary to the lord ^;j{^ 
WfetXanf of Ireland : whereupon it was ordered, that 
ftift freedom of this city be presented to William Eden, 
j^ a silver box not exceeding the value of £5 sterling. siiTtjrbox. 
^*^ [11.] Ann M'Donnell, widow, and Thomas M*Donnell, M-Donneu. 
executors of Alexander M'Donnell, dececwed, setting 
forth that your honours ordered a lease to be made to Lewe. 
the said Alexander M'Donnell in his lifetime of a piece 
of ground at the rear of his dwelling house in Lurgan JgJJJ'* 
street, and praying that the leases may be made out 



168 



DUBLIN ASSEMBLY ROLL, 1781. 



1781. 
M'DonneU. 



FranchiM. 
Groves. 



Justice's 
office. 

Pftyment 
Fetherston, 



Tudor. 

Free 

f< lovers. 
Proeecu- 
tiou. 
Skinners. 

Payment, 



Shiel. 
Decree 

Moore. 
ra)*meut. 



Robinson, 

hijfh. 

constable. 

Replevins. 
Moore. 



Payment. 



in the names of them, the said Ann M'Donnell andiwixxiiLA. 
Thomas McDonnell, as executors of said Alexander 
McDonnell, upon the same terms the said Alexander 
in his lifetime was to have the same : whereupon it was 
granted, according to the prayer of the petition. 

[12.] Certain of the commons, for freedom to James 
Groves, gentleman, the rather it being at the request 
of John Exshaw, esquire, one of the late High Sheriffs : 
whereupon it was granted according to the prayer of 
the petition. 

[13.] Certain of the commons, praying aid for the 
justices' oflSce: whereupon it was ordered, that the city 
treasurer do, on the Lord Mayor's warrant, pay alder- 
man Francis Fetherston, treasurer to the justices' oflBce, 
the sum of £57 Is. l|d. 

[14.] Thomas Tudor on behalf of himself and other 
free glovers, praying to have the expense of the prosecu- 
tion against the combining skinners defrayed by the 
city : whereupon it was ordered, that the city treasurer 
do, on the Lord Mayor's warrant, pay the petitioners 
twenty guineas for the purposes in the petition set forth. 

[16.] Alderman James Shiel to be exonerated from a m-sk 
decree obtained against him for £100 at the suit of 
John Moore: whereupon it was ordered, that the city 
treasurer do, on the Lord Mayor's warrant, pay the 
[petitioner the sum of £102 Os. 6d., paid by him to John 
Moore, as by the said Moore's receipt, as also the sum 
of £18 costs expended by him in defending a suit com- 
menced against him by the said Moore. 

[16.] Henry Bobinson, high constable, praying to be 
exonerated from two executions issued against him upon 
two replevins at the suit of John Moore: whereupon it 
was ordered, that the city treasurer do, on the Lord 
Mayor's warrant, pay the petitioner £26 10s. 9d., 
sterling, for the reasons in the foregoing petition 
mentioned. 



DUBLIN ASSEMBLY BOLL, 1781. 169 



«u34: ■•^ [17.] Certain of the commons, praying new gowns itbl 

for the water bailiff Nathaniel Trumbull and William S^III^oil 
Osbrey, marshal : whereupon it was ordered, tliat the oebwj- 
city treasurer do, on the Lord Mayor's warrant, pay p^Tmeiit. 
William Osbrey £6, and Nathaniel Trumbull £6, for 
^te purposes in the within petition set forth. 

[18.] Richard Gladwell, secretary to the commis- ai«iwtiL 
sioners for paving the streets of Dublin, praying p»Tinir 
^ ^'arrant on the city treasurer for £300 in lieu of all 
demands for paving for one whole year ending 12th 
^^cember, 1780, pursuant to agreement : whereupon it 



»*&. 



m.». 



^8 ordered, that the city treasurer do, on the Lord 



ifay 



^i^'s warrant, pay £300 to John Finlay, treasurer 



PAjnent. 



^ th« ■•'-*. r^' j,^,^^^^ .^ ^ «^, . — . — .^ 

^^ commissioners for paving. 
U9.] Henry Roe, praying to be continued gaoler of Ho^.^aoier 
^^^'gate and to have his son George Roe appointed an 
Assistant to him: whereupon it was ordered, that the 
^'^ named Henry Roe be continued gaoler of New- 
j>^ "^^^ ^^^ ^"^^^ ending next Christmas assembly, 
• and that George Roe his son be appointed assistant 
^"^ to the said Henry Roe during tlie city's pleasure, 
,. ^-^c^eding one year, provided the said Henry Roe 
So long^ and provided also that the said George 
.. ^^ constantly reside in the said gaol during tlie 
. , Aforesaid, upon their giving such security for security. 
. v^^^^^^fying the city from all escapes and for the 
T ^^^3 discharge of the duties of that office, as the 
, -^ayor and Sheriffs shall approve, said security 
, filtered into ten days from the date hereof or this 
^ for continuing the petitioners to be void, and in 
Case the Lord Mayor be requested to convene a 
^ Assembly to appoint a proper person to be gaoler 
/^^Wgate in the room of the said Henry Roe. 
WO.] Thomas Knox, mace bearer and officer of Knox, 
^^*^ons, praying to be continued at his augmented ^>«*'^''- 
s^vairy. whereupon it was granted, aoccrding to the saiarj. 



170 DUBLIN ASSEMBLY BOLL, 1781. 

iTw. prayer of the petition, for one year ending nextjj^^^^ 

Christmas assembly 1782. 

sm**". [21.] Francis Eager, granary keeper, to have the 

"•?«'• usual salary annexed to his emplo3anent: whereupon 
it was ordered^ that the city treasurer do, on the Lord 

iv»«»t Mayor's warrant, pay the petitioner twenty guineas, 
the same to be allowed the treasurer in his accounta, 
and the rather at the request of the Sheriffs and 
Commons. 

2^ta [22.] Robert Hargrave, praying to be continued 

***^' Serjeant at mace: whereupon it was ordered, that the 
above named Robert Hargrave be and is hereby con- 
tinued one of the sierjeants at mace during the city's 
pleasure, not exceeding one year ending Christmas 
assembly 1782, he giving such security for the faithful 
discharge of the duties of said office and redeliveay of 
the silver mace as the Lord Mayor and Sheriffs shall 
approve of, said security to be entered into in one month 
from this date, or this order for continuing the petitioner 
to be void. 

»jj>«y [23.] Ann Heatley, widow sister of the late Doctor 

Charles Lucas, praying aid : whereupon it was ordered, 
that the city treasurer do, on the Lord Mayor's warrant, 

Grant. pay the petitioner ten guineas. 

chriRtian, [24.] Fraucis Christian, formerly master of the Eagle 

T^^, Tavern, Eustace street, Dublin, praying aid : whereupon «- 334. 

street. it was Ordered, that the city treasurer do, on the Lord 

omnt. Mayor's warrant, pay sir Thomas Blackall the sum of 
five guineas to be by him disposed for the use of the 
petitioner, in such manner as he shall think proper. 

wjjtoejj, [25.] Robert Mathews, inspector of pavements, 

• nuisances, and praying usual allowance: whereiupon it 

was ordered, that the city treasurer do, on the Lord 

Pajrment. Mayor's Warrant, pay the petitioner £5, sterling. 

St^Sim f^^'-l "^^^^ Makins, city drum major, praying to 

>n»iw- be paid for eight days attendance on the arrival of his 



DUBLIK ASSEMBLY BOLL, 1781. 171 

Boll xx;i .A excellency the lord lieutenant : whereupon it was itsi. 

ordered, that the city treasurer do, on the said Lord tenant.*"" 
Mayor's warrant, pay the petitioner forty shillings for pajmeut. 
the attendance. 

[27.] Certain of the commons, to empower the com- citj iMses. 
mittee of city leases to set lots No. 3. 4. and 5. part of 
the lands of BallycuUen lately surrendered by Thomas Biaijimiien. 
Savage: whereupon it was granted, pursuant to thesaTage. 
prayer of the petition, and that the committee of city 
leases be empowered to set the within mentioned lotsi gjjf* 
upon the same conditions they were formerly set to 
Thomas Savage. 

[28.] Ordered, that the following aldermen being 
entitled to the six and ten per cent, at the Custom 
House, be and are hereby appointed by the Lord Mayor 
m. 32. and Board of Aldermen fo be of the Pilot committee, J^^^^m^tae. 
pursuant to an act of parliament for vesting further 
powers in the Lord Mayor, Sheriffs, commons, and 
citizens of the city of Dublin for securing the ships 
trading to the port and harbour of Dublin. 

Aldermen Hamilton, Emerson, Darragh, Fetherston, Aidermen. 
Horan. 

And the Sheriffs and Commons have appointed the 
ten following citizens entitled as aforesaid to be of the citizens, 
said committee. ^ 

Samuel Dick, John Binns, John Sutton, George commoDs. 
Sutton, Worthington, Darquiere, Leech, Benjamin 
Smith, David Dick, Folliott Magrath. 

[29.] The report of alderman Henry Hart, Ballast ^^^ 
Master, to the general assembly the 17th January, 1781. 

' Since the last report of the late committee of Report 
directors of the Ballast Office, the repairs of the pilea wei. 
and gabbards have been continued., also the building oabUu-ds. 
of the new gabbard by contract which will be soon 
finished. 

*The building of the new wall has been likewise New wui. 



172 DUBLIN ASSEMBLY ROLL, 1781. 

17BL continued, for which the weather was uncommonly iwi xmij 

favourable for the season. "* 

' An abstract of the cash is hereunto annexed, by 

which there is a balance of £4,968 19s. 6|d., on the 

Ballast Office fund, from which deducting £4,747 19s. 

6d., over paid on the account of the public money., the 

balance in my hands is £211 Os. 0|d., all which is 

submitted to your honours. 
H~^ * (Signed.) Henry Hart.' 

g^* Ballast Office accounts from the 19th October last 10.33 6. 



mocoanta. 



inclusive, to the 17th day of January exclusive. 



Ballast Offic*, Dr. 

To balance of the last quarter'a abstract 
To cash reoeiyed since ... 



Per contra, Cr. 

By cash paid since to gabbard men for raising ballast 

By cash paid since for repairs on the piles ... 

By cash paid salaries of officers, etc. 

By cash paid for repairs on gabbards 

By cash paid rent and contingent disbursements 

By cash paid for account of the lighthouse ... 

By cosh paid interest 

By balance 



Ballast Office for the public money, Dr. 
To 



£ s. 


d. 


... 5215 


8 


.. 853 18 


9 


£6,068 Id 


5 


£ s. 


d. 


... 151 15 


4 


... 89 1 





... 145 





... 209 16 10 


... 458 15 


84 


9 17 


8 


... 45 13 


4 


... 4058 19 


6* 


£6,068 19 


5 



£ a d. 



Per contra, Cr. 

By an over expended balance of the last quarter's abstract 
By cash expended since on the pier 



£ s. 

. 4321 16 

426 2 


d. 

9 
9 


£4,747 19 


6 



Order, 19th January^ 1781. — Granted, the above report m. sl 

confirmed and made an act of assembly, and that the 



DTTBLIN ASSEMBLY BOLL, 1781. 178 

*. 3i^^*- following alderm^i be and are hereby appointed to be i'"- 
of the committee of the directors of the Ballast Office g*!^ 
for the ensuing three years. commiti^i. 

A-ldermen James Hamilton, Crampton, Sankey, sir ^d«»«»' 
Thomas Blackall, Emerson, Dunn, Darragh, Horan, 
^Icock^ Alexander. 

^^i that the commons do name twenty of the commoM. 
^^^mons to be of the said committee, who are hereby 
^powered to proceed in the works and report to the 
^ ^^bly from time to time as occasion shall require, 
^ ^h^t the city seal be affixed to the Ballast Office city seal, 
^^ts hereunto annexed. Ac«-oant«. 

///le twenty of the commons:] 

G^^rge Sutton, Joseph Pemberton, Ambrose Binns, common*. 
in Sutton, John Binns, Joseph Andrews, Leet, 
^ " ^^^^ Exshaw, T. Barley:, Lord, Howison, Creichton, 
^^, IFleming, Samuel Read, irLoughlin, Houghton, 
''su. /i?^, McGregor.— Allowed. 



u. 



ner Swettenh am .— Henry Hart. — Henry Bevan. 
NatK "^ ^ Alcock. — James Hamilton. — John Rose.- 



^^^^iel Warren. — Thomas Greene. — Francis 



^^55ton.' 



B. 106. ^^ ~1 

C.3. I'^s;:^ January 19. — Admissions to franchise. Fmnchise. 

X. January 19. — Declaration and signatures. SSn''™' 

, ^^X. March B. — Post Assembly. 

i ^\r "^^» *^® ^^^ Mayor and Board of Aldermen 
1^ ^^ city of Dublin, have this day nominated and Nomination 
« ^ed George Sutton of Ormond quay, Henry Gore awerman. 
^^y of Grafton street, Henry Howison of Jervais 
^t, and William James of Bride street, as fit persons ' 
^^^'e in the place of alderman of the said city and 
/^■^reby return the names with the additions of the 
^^ four persons to you the Sheriffs and Commons of 
•' ^ Said city, in order to your electing one of the said 



SlectioB. 



Vierpyle, 



174 DUBLIN ASSEMBLY ROLL, 1781. 

T^JkOT ^^^^ persons an alderman of the said city in the rooniHoUxxiiu. 
deoMii^ of John Tucker, deceased. "**^ 

" Killner Swettenham, Lord Mayor." 

[2.] " We, the Sheriffs and Commons of the city of 

Dublin, have this day elected by ballot from among 

the four Sheriffs' peers returned to this house by the 

Sde^Sm, Lord ilayor and Board of Aldermen, George Sutton 

of Ormond quay to the place of an alderman of the said 

citVv in the room of alderman John Tucker, deceased. 

" Patrick Bride, Thomas Andrews, Sheriffs." 

Tainatort [3.1 Cortaiu of tlie commons, to appoint valuators 

Qnu6r pipe * * 

water met. midor the late pii>e water act: whereupon it was 
ordered, that John Wilson of the city of Dublin, esquire, 
and Simon Vierpyle of the same city, stone-cutter, be 
and are hereby appointed valuators to continue form.»6. 
three months, in pursuance of and for the purposes in 
the said act mentioned, and that a proper appointment 

citjMai. be prepared and the city seal affixed thereto in such 
manner as Mr. Recorder shall advise, and that the 
gentlemen of the pipe water committee be and are 

Beward. hereby empowered to reward such valuators for their 
trouble, as they shall think proper. 

' Killner Swettenham. — ^Henry Hart. — Henry Bevan. 
— George Alcock. — James Hamilton. — ^John Rose. — 
Nathaniel Warren. — Thomas Green. — ^Francis Fether- 
ston.' 

Eiectiouof 1781. April 27. — Second Friday after Easter.l in.« 

Mayor. [1.] ** We, the Lord Mayor and Board of Aldermen 

of the city of Dublin, have this day elected alderman 
John Darragh to serve in the place or office of Lord 
Mayor of the said city for the ensuing year commencing 
from Michaelmas next, and do hereby return the said 

1 CMter daj, 15 AprU, 1781. 



DUBLIN ASSEMBLY ROLL, 1781. 175 

Bou xziiia. alderman John Darragh to you the Sheriffs and itsi. 

m. 46. „ ^ ., ., . , , .. Election. 

Commons of the said city for your approbation. 

" Killner Swettenham, Lord Mayor." 

" We, the Sheriffs and Commons of the city of Dublin 
in common council assembled, have this day approved 
by ballot of alderman John Darragh to serve in the Darragh. 
office of Lord Mayor of the said city for the ensuing Mayor, 
year commencing at Michaelmas next. 

" Patrick Bride, Thomas Andrews,. Sheriffs." 

[2.] " We, the Sheriffs and Commons of the common Nomination 
council of the city of Dublin, have this day by ballot si*©"*'^- 
nominated the following eight freemen of the said city, 
resident within the said city or liberties thereto 
adjoining, each of them worth in real and personal 
estate the sum of £2,000 sterling, over and above their 
just debts, that is to say, Benjamin Smith of Bride 
street merchant, James Campbell of Bridge street 
merchant^ Samuel Read of Cook street carpenter, 
Benjamin Gualt of Mary's Abbey merchant, David 
Dick of Linen Hall street merchant, William 
Witherington of Grafton street merchant, Joseph 
Watson of Phrapper lane cook, John Giffard of Grafton 
street apothecary, as fit persons to serve in the office 
of Sheriffs of the said city, and do hereby return the 
names with the additions of the said eight persons to 
you the Lord Mayor and aldermen of the said city, in 
order to your electing two of the said persons to be 
the Sheriffs of the said city for the ensuing year com- 
mencing from Michaelmas next. 

*' Patrick Bride, Thomas Andrews, Sheriffs." 

" We, the Lord Mayor and Board of Aldermen of 
the city of Dublin, have this day elected by ballot Election. 
James Campbell of Bridge street merchant, and David ^JJ.^^"* 
Dick of Linen Hall street merchant, out of the eight sheriffs 
persons returned to us by the Sheriffs and Commons 



176 DUBLIN ASSEMBLY ROLL, 1781. 

vm. as fit persons to serve in the office of Sheriffs of the said bou xxula, 

m. 46. 

city for the ensuing year commencing from Michaelmas 

next. 

" Killner Swettenham, Lord Mayor." 

[3.] Certain of the commons, setting forth that the 
watCT?*^ committee for better supplying the city with pipe water 

have made the annexed report of the 23rd April, 1781. 
Beport. * We inform your honours, that we have attended 

very carefully to the business to us committed, and on ni.46 6. 
Complaint, the 29th day of January last met and a complaint 
scguin. having been exhibited to us by Mr. Seguin against 
EdwurdB. William Edwards for attempting to turn two cocks in 

the night with a false key and pole, wo ordered Mr. 

Seguin to proceed against the said Edwards for such 

offence agreeable to act of parliament. Mr. Gleadowe 
pSw^™*^ Newcoraen having applied to us to have the pipes 
Bteeet altered from his vaults in Castle street, we complied 

therewith on condition of his paying the expenses 

attending such alteration, and ordered the same to be 
Myine. douo Under the inspection of Mr. Mylne. 

* On the 12th day of February we met, and it 
Shannon, appearing that messieurs Shannon and White of 

White 

Dolphin's Dolphin's Bam had obtained a supply of water without 
Tax. paying the usual tax, we ordered that Mr. Mylne should 

take proper measures to prevent them from receiving 
such supply, until they entered into an agreement with 
us to pay for tlie same. It apj^eared to us, that some of 
Turncocks, your tumcocks or their deputies do at times receive 
Gratnities from different brewers and manufacturers gratuities 
for a partial supply of water, and your committee being 
desirous that such manufacturers, as paid for water 
according to their consumption, should be sufficiently 
supplied according to their reservoirs, we directed the 
^curers. tu™<^cks to attend i^articularly to the service of manu- 
facturers and also agreed that such tumcocks, as 
demanded or received any sum of money or other 



DUBLIN ASSEMBLY ROLL, 1781. 177 

Boll xxii^ gratuity from any of the inhabitants of this city for itbi. 
granting a partial supply of water, should be removed 
from his employment. 

' We ordered the several collectors to return an c<»iieotow 

accouut. 

account of all arrears and taxes due for pipe water 
in their respective divisions, and it appearing from such 
returns, that there was a considerable arrear that was 
collectable not collected by some of the collectors, we 
ordered that each collector should on or before the 1st 
day of July next, collect all collectable arrears in their Arrears. 
several divisions, otherwise we would remove them from 
their employment. 

' On the 19th day of March we met and messieurs 
Cave having then requested of your committee to cav.^ 
inform them, whether such houses without the city Houses 
liberties which have branches be charged 20s. per year Tity °" 
according to valuation and whether such houses as 
have not branches should be chargeable with pipe water 
tax, and we appointed a sub-committee to take into Tax. 
consideration the said request, together with the act of 
parliament lately passed for regulating the pipe water 
of this city, who met on the 26th of March aforesaid 
and reported to us. 

" That they had considered the same and were of 
opinion that Mr. Cave should insert in the collectors' ^^5f^f^°™' 
books all houses in such streets, lanes, or alleys of the Houses, 
city, its liberties, and suburbs as had mains laid Mains, 
therein and to add in future years all houses in such 
places as there shall be mains laid therein, according 
to the rate directed by said act of parliament." Bate. 

*With^ which opinion and report we met and having 
received information that several persons take water water, 
from the city course without paying the tax, we ordered ^^ courw. 
the proper officer to return the names of the several 
persons that take such water, who having done so, we 
ordered Mr. Scriven with the assistance of Mr. Cave caT^"* 
VOL. xin. N 



m. 45. 



178 



DUBLIN ASSEMBLY BOLL, 



1781. 



1781. 
Recorder. 



Mylne, 
ezurineer. 
Besifftui- 
tion. 



Leaye of 
absence. 



Clements, 
bason- 
keeper. 



Salary. 



James'ii 

street. 

Tenants. 

Lord 
Limerick. 



Payment. 



Free supply. 



to prepare proper queries upon the return and to get the boii xxui.a. 
Recorder's opinion thereon, as also to explain how far 
the liberties of the city extend under the late pipe water 
act. 

* On the 9th day of April aforesaid, we again met and 
Mr. Mylne, your engineer, having signified his intention 
of resigning his employment, he being under the 
necessity of leaving the kingdom for some time in the 
ensuing year and your committee knowing that his 
conduct and particular attention to the works have been 
perfectly satisfactory, did request of him not to resign 
his employment and did agree that he should have leave 
of absence from this city or kingdom for three months 
in the ensuing summer. We took into consideration 
the petition of Dalway Clements, bason-keeper, praying 
an addition to his salary in consideration of his extra- 
ordinary trouble in said employment, and it appearing 
to us that said Clements has now much more trouble 
than any former bason-keeper, he being obliged to 
attend the arch where the main pipes lie, examine the 
pipes several times a day, and turn the cocks according 
as the service of the city require, we agreed that 
in future he be paid £30 yearly, instead of his former 
salary of £18, the same to commence from the 2Bth 
of March last and for his past additional trouble. 

* Being informed by the collectors, that several of 
the inhabitants of James's street refused paying the 
pipe water tax, under pretence of their being tenants 
to lord Limerick, and having examined the deed from 
the city to lord Limerick granting him and his tenants 
a supply of water together with the map thereto 
annexed, they were of opinion that notwithstanding said 
deed, several of the tenants to said estate had a right 
to pay, and accordingly appointed a sub-committee to 
ascertain what number of houses had a right to be 
supplied without paying the tax and what number had iil45k 



DUBLIN ASSEMBLY BOLL, 1781. 179 

RoHxxiiLA. a right to pay, which committee met and made the 1731. 
report hereunto annexed, which your committee refers 
to your honours/ 

It was thereupon granted the committee's report con- order, 
firmed and made an act of assembly, and the committee 
continued to proceed as they shall think proper. 

[4.] Certain of the commons, setting forth that the 
committee appointed for inspecting city leases near city iea<*tfi. 
expiring have made the annexed report of the 2Bth day 
of April, 1780. 

* We inform your honours, that on the 2nd day of Report 
February last they met and took into consideration the 
petition of Mr. Nugent Booker (referred to us by your Booker, 
honours) praying to vary the description of two lots Lots, 
of ground at the comer of Suffolk street and Grafton suffoik 
street numbered 6, and 7, he intending at the time he oreftou 

street. 

took said lots to build two houses in front to Grafton 
street and a third in front to Suffolk street, by having 
the ground of the comer house and the house in 
Suffolk street described in one lease, and the ground of 
the other house in Grafton street described in another 
lease, and the sum of £5 be taken off the rent of lot 
No. 7. and added to No. 6. and they were of opinion 
that Mr. Booker's request be complied with, he paying 
any expense that may accrue in perfecting new leases leases 
and altering or making out a new map of the said Map. 
premises. 

* On the 20th day of March last we again met and took 
into consideration the petitions of Matthew Pearson, Pearson. 
Mary Keating, and David Campbell praying renewals Keating. 
of the different concerns held by them, and are of R^newttu! 
opinion and do recommend that renewals be granted 
them pursuant to the prayers of their several petitions, 
on their paying the rent that shall appear due at the 
time of executing such renewal, as also their respective 
renewal fines, 



180 DUBLIN ASSEMBLY ROLL, 1781. 

1781. ' The petition of Richard Ellis Gibson for a renewal BoUxxiii.i 

NidSolw of piece of ground on the west side of Nicholas street, "*" 
and Mr. Scriven, your law agent, having reported, that 
said Richard was legally entitled to the said premises 
as eldest son and heir-at-law of Robert Gibson deceased, 
who was devisee of Edward Torton, and also that there 
appeared due for renewal fines and the interest thereof 

Renewal, the sum of £43 4s. 8d., we recommend that a renewal m.u. 
be granted to the said Richard Ellis Gibson of said 
premises according to the prayer of the petition, on 

Payment his paying the said sum of £43 4s. 8d., together with the 
rent that shall appear due on executing such renewal. 

waiL * The petition of Mrs. Letitia Wall, and find that 

your honours did, by lease dated the 17th July, 1746, 
grant unto alderman John Cooke, in trust for and as 

oxman. guardlau to her, a piece of ground in Oxmantown known 

Biacka- by the name of the Blackamoors in Church street, 

moors. •f 

SrSt!" containing and described as therein set forth for the 
Hudson, lives of the said Letitia by the name of Letitia Hudson, 
Jackson. Daniel Jackson, and Sarah Leeds and the survivor of 

Leeds. 

them and for the lives of such other person and persons 
as should for ever thereafter be nominated and added 
thereto, pursuant to the covenant for renewal therein, 

Rent. at the yearly rent of £14, and half a year's rent as a 
renewal fine on the fall of each life, we also find that 
the said Letitia Wall did at Easter assembly, 1779, 
prefer a petition stating her title and praying to have 

Renewal a ronowal by inserting the lives of his royal highness 

**'^' George, Prince of Wales and Frederick, bishop of 
Osnaburgh, in the room of Daniel Jackson and Sarah 

suTTey. Leeds, which your honours granted upon a new survey 
being had of the premises and a full and equitable 
compensation being made in the payment of the fines 
and the interest thereof every seventli year, the reverend 

cnff. Mr. Cuff attended on behalf of said Mrs. WalL and 

informed us, that in consequence of such order, he 



DUBLIN ASSEMBLY BOLL, 1781. 181 

BoiixmiA. procured a certificate of the death of the said Daniel itsi. 

in. 4i _ . ^ , Jackson, 

Jackson from his uncle and executor the reverend John decea*ed. 
Jackson, which is hereunto annexed, and which he 
offered to verify upon oath, that since the making said 
order all means imaginable had been used to trace out 
the said Sarah Leeds, but she could not be found out, i'««<i«' 
which induced him to believe she was dead, and that 
therefore the said Mrs. Wall was willing to pay a wa'i. 
renewal fine and to have a life nominated in her stead 
to prevent a doubt or to act otherwise in the premises 
as to your honours should seem equitable. We find 
m.44 6. that the fine for renewal and the interest therein since Fine?, 
the death of the said Daniel Jackson amounts to the 
sum of £18 2s. 9Jd., which with £7 as a renewal fine 
for a life to be inserted in the stead of the said Sarah 
Leeds, make in the whole £25 2s. 9^d., as by the 
calculation hereunto annexed may appear. 

* We again met, and Mr. Mathews having stated to Maihews. 
us, that an encroachment had been made in Arundel Arundd 

court. 

' court, part of your honours' estate, by one Johnston, john«ton. 
he having erected a vault thereon, we ordered a vauit. 
sufficient number of labourers to pull dowai the said 
wall, which was accordingly done under the inspection 
of some of the said committee. We also took into con- 
sideration the petition of Thomas McMahon, praying MoMohon. 
an allowance for loss he sustained by a great part of 
the materials being taken off some lots of ground lately 
taken by him in Flint's Croft, between time of taking Fiinfg 
said lots and his receiving the possession thereof, and 
it appearing to us that the losses occasioned thereby Losses, 
amount to £49 8s. 4|d. by estimation, we are of opinion 
and do recommend that the said Thomas McMahon be 

paid said sum. Payment. 

* On the same day we considered the petition of Henry 
Mountain and the rest of the city music, praying to be Mountain, 
paid a sum of £22 10s., due to them m Michaelmas 



182 



DUBLIN ASSEMBLY ROLL, 1781. 



1781. 

City masic. 



Payment. 
Mountain. 



Ballycullen. 

Surrender. 
Savage. 



Hamilton. 



Troy. 



Garnett. 



Flint'* 
Croft. 



Trulock, 



Arundel 
court. 



Horan. 



Blackall. 



1779, as 'also a sum of £1B, for a quarter's salary due Eoiixxiii.j 
Christmas 1780, making together the sum of £37 10s., ""' 
and thinking it but just and reasonable to discharge 
said sum, drew an order on your treasurer for payment 
thereof to Henry Mountain in full of all demands to 
the 25th December, 1780. 

* We met on the 1st day of March last, in order to 
set by public cant to the highest bidder the lots No. 3. 

4. and 5. part of the lands of Ballycullen in the county „. 4s. 
of Dublin, lately surrendered by Thomas Savage, for 
three lives renewable within 70 years or for 99 years 
from the 2Bth March aforesaid at the option of the 
taker, one fourth part of the rent to be fined down at 
the rate of 15 years' purchase, and having put up the 
lots, set them as follows. 

* Lot No. 3. containing 57 acres 2 roods 28 perches to 
alderman James Hamilton, at £1 3s. 3d. per acre. 

* Lot No. 4. containing 53 acres 28 perches to Mr. 
Bernard Troy, at £1 3s. 3d. per acre. 

'Lot No. 5. cont^aining 87 acres 1 rood 15 perches to 
Mr. George Garnett, at £1 7s. per acre. 

* On the 25tli April, we proceeded to sot by public 
cant, pursuant to notice given for that purpose, that 
plot of ground No. 31. part of Flint's Croft, late in the 
possession of Samuel Potter, containing in front 20 feet 
and Thomas Meyler having bid 3s. 3d. per foot for 
the same, in trust for Thomas Trulock, we thereupon 
declared him the highest bidder and taker thereof, the 
rent to commence on the 25th March next. 

* We then proceeded to set several lots of ground in 
Arundel court, as laid down by the city surveyor, and 
not finding persons inclined to bid for them in separate 
lots set them up together, that is to say, lots No. 2. to 
16. and alderman James Horan having bid the sum 
of £20 yearly for the same in trust for sir Thomas 
Blackall, we declared him the taker thereof, the rent m. 43 6. 



DUBLIN ASSEMBLY ROLL, 1781. 183 

Rou «iiii. of same also to commenoe on the 25th of March next 1781. 
and the usual deposit of one year's rent was made for 
the said settings. 

* We proceeded to set several lots of ground in Bow bow bridge, 
bridge from the 25th March last, for three lives renew- 
able wdthin 70 years or 99 years at the option of the 
taker, to commence rent from the 25th March next, the 

taker to deposit two years' rent as a fine, and having 
set up lots No. 8. to 11. as laid down in a map by 
your honours' surveyor, and Richard Manders having Mandera. 
bid the sum of 4s. 3d. per foot for the same, and lots 
No. 3. to 7. at 2s. 9d. per foot upon the same terms, in 
trust for Joshua Manders and John Glarmon, he was oiarmon. 
declared the taker thereof. We then set up lots No. 1. 
and 2. part of said grounds and Timothy Mahon having Mahon. 
bid the sum of 2s. per foot for the same, he was 
declared the taker thereof, that the several takers made 
the deposit, that was above mentioned, to be made as Deposit. 
a fine, and your committee are of opinion and do recom- 
mend that leases be forthwii,h made out to the said Lease*, 
several takers, agreeable to the setting, all which is 
submitted to your honours.' 

It was thereupon granted, the committee's report order, 
confirmed and made an act of assembly, and the 
committee continued to proceed as they shall thinJi 
proper. 

[5.1 Certain of the commons, setting forth that the toUs and 
committee appointed for inspecting the management of 
tolls and customs, have made the annexed report of 
the 26th day of April, 1781. 

* We beg leave to inform your honours, that we met Report, 
several days to take into consideration the petition of 
Timothy Mahon referred to us by your honours and Mahon. 
particularly on the 7th day of February last we met 

and Mr. Mahon attended and produced his claim for ciaim. 
passing 92,314 bags of flour toll free from 29th toiTiree. 



184 DUBLIN ASSEMBLY ROLL, 1781. 

irsi. September, 1779, to the 29th March, 1780, amounting Bouxiiii*. 

Demand, to £1,846 Bs. 8d., and also made a further demand for 
L-Dd flour sent by land carriage from 29th March, 1780, to 

carriage. *^ ^-' 

the 29th September, 1780, amounting to 119,330 bags, 
which at 4d. per ton comes to the sum of £2,386 12s., 
out of which is deducted £1,154 2s. 8d., to be paid by 

Miiiere. the millers for the said half year, the balance remaining 
is £1,232 9s. 4d., which being added to the said sum 

s.im toui. of £1,846 5s. 8d., makes the sum of £3,078 15s., which 
is Mr. Mahon's demand against your honours, and your 
committee finding that they were not able to settle said 
demand with Mr. Mahon, appointed a sub-committee to 
meet him and settle said demand, and on the 19th day 
of April instant, we again met, when the said sub- 
committee made the following report. 

committee's ** ^^^^» ^'^^ ^^'^ committoe to whom the consideration of 

mSIou. ^Ir. Timothy Mahon's demands against the corporation 

Deu.aii.u ^£ ^j^^ ^j|.y ^j Dublin were referred, having met several 
days for the purpose of settling and adjusting the same, 
on all of which meetings Mr. Mahon attended, and your 

Law agent, sub-committeo with the assistance of the city law agent 

after various meetings and consultations upon thein.42. 
subject have not been able to settle Mr. Mahon's 
demand, upon which we on the 19th February last 
resolved to recommend to your honours to refer the 

GaH? whole matter in dispute to the gentlemen of the Ouzel 
Galley, and Mr. Mahon being then called upon for his 
assent to said resolution, he desired time to consider of 
it, and on the 22nd of February we again met, when 

Answer, ^tr. MalioH delivered the following answer. 

" That he entertained the highest opinion of the 
integrity of the gentlemen of the Ouzel Galley, but 
being advised that the question in dispute between him 
and the city is clearly a question of law, he thinks 

Lawyers, two lawycrs of integrity and eminence are the proper 
and competent persons to settle said dispute and if the 



DUBLIN ASSEMBLY ROLL, 1781. 186 

Roll xxiii A committee agree to such mode of settlement, Mr. Mahon 1781. 
will agree to any rule of court as may be conceived for ^^^^ 
that purpose that may be just or reasonable.'' 

" Your sub-committee therefore beg leave to refer to Resolution, 
your honours their said resolution and Mr. Mahon's ^Swerf 
answer to determine thereupon as you may judge 
proper." 

* And your committee taking such rei)ort into con- Repoit 
sideration together with Mr. Mahon's answer therein Answer, 
set forth, are of opinion and do recommend that the 
matters in dispute between Mr. Mahon and your Dispute, 
honours be referred to two lawyers, one to be chosen Lawyers, 
by your honours and the other by Mr. Mahon, and 
in case such lawyers as are chosen shall not agree, that 
they shall be at liberty to call in a third as an umpire umpire, 
whose award shall be final, provided a proper sub- 
mission shall be entered into and made a rule of court Buie of 
to abide the award and determination of such 
arbitrators.' 

And the said commons,, praying to confirm the said order, 
report and make the same an act of assembly : ,it was 
thereupon in order finally to adjust and determine all 
matters in dispute from the 29th September, 1779, to f^'^^l'"' 
the 29th September, 1780, between Timothy Mahon in Mahon. 
the within report mentioned and the corporation of the corporation 
city of Dublin, it is ordered, that the same be 
m. 41. duly referred to the award and arbitration of Eobert ^JJ^^^^j, 
Black, Robert Magee, Thomas Broughall, and Michael siack. 
Cosgrave, or any three of them, be empowered to call 
in an umpire, who shall be empowered by a submission umpire, 
previously to be entered into by the corporation of this 
city and the said Timothy Mahon finally to determine 
the same, such submission to be put under the city submiBmon. 
seal and to be signed and sealed by the said Timothy 
Mahon, and such submission, award, or arbitration to Award, 
be carried into execution according to law, and that no 



186 



DUBLIN ASSEMBLY ROLL, 1781. 



1781. 
WitnesMB. 



Leasi>. 
Bondg. 



Hamilton. 



Commit' 

tee. 

Law agent. 

City's 
interest. 
Town 
Clerks. 



Commons. 



Trades- 
men's bills. 



Report. 



BiUs. 



objection shall be made against any member of the roii xxiii.A. 
corporation being examined as witnesses, and that the 
said Ifr. Mahon be not concluded to his prejudice from 
his having signed a lease and paid the bonds for the 
year from September, 1779, to September, 1780, but 
that the same with all other circumstances be laid 
before the said referees for their consideration, and that 
all just and equitable allowances be given to each 
party, and that aldermen Hamilton, Warren, and 
Horan with three of the commons to be named by the 
commons be appointed a committee with the assistance 
of the city law agent to manage and take care of the 
city's interest in said dispute, and that the Town Clerks 
be directed to furnish the several reports, petitions, 
papers, and proceedings relative thereto. 

[The three of the commons:] Mr. Howison, Mr. 
Pemberton, Mr. Meyler. 

[6.] Certain of the commons, setting forth that the 
committee appointed for examining tradesmen's bills 
have made the annexed report of the 10th day of April, 
1781. 

* We inform your honours, that on the 10th day of 
April instant, we met for that purpose and carefully 
examined the following bills, videlicet: 



* Benjamin Eaton's two bills for 
carpenter's work, one for 

the other for 

'John Hillary's bill for advertizing ... 

* John Nowlan's bill for tin work 

* Isaac Poole's bill for tin work 
'George Stephenson's bill for brick- 
layer's work 

* Thomas Mathews, surveyor, two bills, 
one for 

the other for 



38 7 


6 


25 14 





7 8 


IH 


1 8 


8i 


19 13 


^ 



49 17 B 



IB 
49 



5 
2 







£ s. 
16 19 
94 9 


d. 
7 
9 


86 3 
58 17 



9 


122 8 






DUBLIN ASSEMBLY ROLL, 1781. 187 

Bollxxiiiju £ S. d. 1781. 

"•*^''- 'Eichard Rapers bill for glazing ... 16 19 7 1^^%^^^ 

* Thomas Whiteston's bill for furniture 
'Thomas Todd Faulkner's bill for 

printing and stationery 

* William Partridge's bill for 

* John Eusseirs bill for lighting the city 
globes 

* Which said several sums your committee are of 
opinion should be forthwith paid to the several persons Paymeut. 
herein before named/ 

It was thereupon granted, the committee's report order, 
confirmed and made an act of assembly. 

[7.] Benjamin Taylor and John Lambert, praying to L^^'^^Vt. 
be paid half year s allowance for attending grand juries Q^a 
and summoning prosecutors in criminal cases : where- 
upon it was ordered^ that the city treasurer do, on the 
Ijord Mayors warrant, pay the petitioners the sum of raymcut. 
JE22 16s. sterling, in consideration of their trouble set 
forth in the above petition. 

[8.] Ann Femsley, widow, praying a renewal of two Femsiey. 
plots of ground, part of Flint's Croft; whereupon it J'jiJjJ'* 
was granted, pursuant to the prayer of the petition. 

[9.] Nathaniel Trumbull, praying to be paid the usual Trumbuii. 
sum of twenty guineas for keeping the corn-market 
accounts and making out the weekly assize of bread Assize of 

^ "^ . bread. 

for one year: whereupon it was ordered, that the city 
treasurer do, on the Lord Mayor's warrant, pay the Paymeut. 
petitioner twenty guineas in consideration of the trouble 
in the above petition mentioned. 

[10.1 The directors of the city part of Saint suint 
Catherine's parish, praying to be paid £65, for two i>"^'^»^- 
watchmen at the market-house, due the 1st day of watchmen. 

' •' Market 

May, 1781 : whereupon it was ordered, that the city ^ouae. 
m. 40. treasurer do, on the Lord Mayor's warrant, pay the Payment. 



188 DUBLIN ASSEMBLY ROLL, 1781. 



1781. 



petitioners the sum of £55 sterling, the same to be J»i]^»""- 
allowed in his accounts and the watchmen within 
mentioned be for the future discontinued. 

c^^"\>f [11.] Richard Gladwell, praying to be continued 

^^e^^' collector for the pipe water for the fourth division: 
whereupqji it was ordered, that the above named 
Richard Gladwell be and is hereby continued one of 
the collectors of the pipe water revenue in the fourth 
division during the city's pleasure, not exceeding one 
year ending Easter assembly, 1782, he giving such 
security for the faithful discharge of the duties of said 
office and paying to the city treasurer all such sums of 
money as he shall from time to time receive, said 
security to be entered into in one month from this date 
or this order for continuing the petitioner to be void. 

S'ry'b^adie. [l^-] Henry Boswell, one of the city beadles, praying 
the rent of a room: whereupon it was ordered, that 
the city treasurer do, on the Lord Mayor's warrant, 

Payment p^y the petitioner £4. 

wiUiums. [13.] Elizabeth Williams, praying relief : whereupon 
it was ordered, that the city treasurer do, on the Lord 

araiit. Mayor's warrant, pay the petitioner forty shillings. 

[14.] The report of the committee of the directors of 

B^iast the Ballast Office to the general assembly, the 25th of 
April, 1781. 

Keport. * Your committoe, since their appointment to the 

Piles. direction of this office, continued the repairs of the piles 

Gubbards. and gabbards, and have launched the new gabbard 
which was built by Mr. Hugh Murphy. 

New wall. * We also continued the building of the new wall and 
ho|)e to com|)lete the 300 feet, now carrying on, in the 
course of the ensuing summer. 

Committoe. * We bcg loavc to observe to your honours, that in 
your order of last assembly appointing a committee 

Quorum. ^^ diroctors of this office, it was omitted to specify any 

Mayor. uumbor to be a quorum and the Lord Mayor and 



DITBLIN ASSEMBLY BOLL, 1781. 189 

BoD KxiiLA. Sheriffs were not named in said order, though thev have i7«i. 

m JOk 1 ' Sberiffa. 

been on every committee for this of&ce for several years 
past, except the present committee. 

* There is £910, of the last parliamentary grant Grant, 
remaining unpaid, and there is due by the office to 
tradesmen and others the sum of £763 12s. 7d. Tradwm^n. 

* An abstract of the cash is hereunto annexed, which cwOi. 
we have examined and find there is a balance of 
£6,234 lis. Id., on the Ballast Office fund, from which 
deducting £4,486 58. 7d., overpaid on the account of 

the public money, the balance in the hands of alderman Buiance. 
Henry Hart, Ballast Master, is £749 6s. 6d. ^'*• 

* Signed by eight of the committee.' 

27th April, 1781. 

Granted, the committee's report confirmed and made o^d^*-. 
an act of assembly and the committee continued, and 
to proceed as they shall think proper, and that the c«"'>»»it^«e- 
Lord Mayor, Sheriffs, treasurer, and alderman George 
Sutton be added to the said committee, any seven of 
said committee to be a quorum, and that the commons Quorum. 
do name two of the commons to be of said committee 
and also one more of the commons in the room of the 
said alderman Sutton. 

[The three of the commons:] Richard Moncrieffe, commons. 
Owen Digby, John Wilson. 

State of the Ballast Office accounts, from the 17th Baiiast 

Office 

day of January last inclusive, to the 26th day of April, account. 
1781, exclusive. 



m.m. 



Ballast Office, Dr. 

£ 8. d. 

To balance of last quarter's abstract ... ... ... 4958 19 6^ 

To cash received since ... ... ... ... 933 19 

£5,892 18 6^ 



190 



DUBLIN ASSEMBLY ROLL, 1781. 



1781. 
Bnllast 
Office 
accounts. 



Per contra, Cr. 

By cash paid for raising ballast 

By cash paid for repairing the pilea 

By cash paid salaries 

By cash paid for account of gabbards 

By cash -pakid rent and contingent expenses 

By cash paid for account of the lighthouse 

By cash paid interest 

By balance 



£ s. 

109 5 


Roll xxiii-A 
_ m. 39. 
a. 



100 15 





145 




178 14 




51 5 


^ 


9 8 




4 




.. 5234 11 




£5,892 18 


6i 



Ballast Oifloe for the public money, Dr. 

iB B. d. 
To cash received at the treasury in part of the parliamentary 

grant of sessions 1779 for £3,000 ... ... 1000 

To balance over expended ... ... ... ... 4485 5 7 



£5,485 5 7 



Per contra, Cr. 

By cash over expended per last quarter's abstract 
By cash expended since on the walls 



£ s. d. 

.. 4747 19 6 

.. 737 6 1 

£5,485 5 7 



' Killner Swettenham. — Philip Crampton. — Anthony 
King. — Henry Hart. — Edward Sankey. — Francis 
Fetherston.— Thomas Emerson. — Nathaniel Warren. — 
Greorge Alcock.' 

Franchise. 1781. April 27. — Admissions to franchise. 

Dociara. jyg^ ^ppj^ 27.— Declaration and signatures. 



F.B. 
B. 106. 
C.3. 



Bradstreet, 
Recorder. 



Grant. 



Payment 



1781. July 20.— Fourth Friday after the 24th of »••' 
June. 

[1.] Certain of the commons, to grant the usual sum 
of £200 to sir Samuel Bradstreet, Recorder of the 'city 
of Dublin: whereupon it was ordered, that the sum 
of £200, sterling, be granted to sir Samuel Bradstreet, 
baronet, Recorder of the city of Dublin, to be paid by 
the city treasurer on the Lord Mayor's warrant and 



DXJBLIK ASSEMBLY ROLL, 1781. 191 

Koiixxfii-A. allowed in his accounts, as testimony of the services itsi. 

m. 52. ^ J Services. 

done by him to the citizens of Dublin, for one year 
ending this assembly, by a faithful and vigilant 
discharge of his duty as Recorder. 

[2.] " Resolved^ that the thanks of this assembly be Ee«oiu. 

tioQB of 

returned to sir Samuel Bradstreet, baronet, Recorder of thank«. 

' Brad8tre«t, 

the city of Dublin for his upright and uniform conduct Recorder. 
in parliament, as also for his essential services rendered 
to the citizens of Dublin in his judicial capacity.'' 

" Resolved, that the tHanks of this assembly be 
returned to doctor William Clements one of our repre- wiiuam 
sentatives in parliament for the faithful and upright m.f. 
discharge of the trust reposed in him." 

The Lord Mayor and Board of Aldermen have 
unanimously resolved that the foregoing resolutions be News. 
published^ in Faulkner's Journal and Saunders's News 
Letter. 

[3.] The Lord Mayor having communicated to the 
Board of Aldermen the conduct of captain Alexander l^^" 
Lynch in not paying proper respect to his Lordship's Lord 
summons to attend him on the complaint of a citizen 
whose apprentice he had enlisted and also a letter from eiliFaiSi!*^* 
the said captain Lynch respecting his concern at having 
given offence to the chief magistrate. ofTenoe. 

" Resolved by the Lord Mayor and Board of Alder- 
men, that the apology of the said captain Lynch be Apoioey 
accepted of, in hopes that for the future due respect 
will be paid to the civil power by gentlemen in the 
like station." 

[4.] Certain of the commons, to grant the herbage of Herbage. 
Saint Stephen's Green to John Darragh Lord Mayor Stephen's 
elect during his Mayoralty ; whereupon it was granted, Darra^b, 
according to the prayer of the petition. Mayor. 

m. 52 b. [5.] Certain of the commons, to appoint a committee 

to provide furniture for the Mayoralty house : where- JJ^'S^!*"^ 
upon it was ordered, that the Lord Mayor, Sheriffs, 



192 



DUBLIN ASSEMBLY ROLL, 1781. 



1781. 

Mayoralty 

house. 



Committee. 

Furniture. 

Expense 



Ck>miiion8. 



City pipe 
water. 



Report. 



Walker. 
Chimney. 



Wilion. 

Tenants. 
Lord 

Limerick. 
J amen' H 
street. 



Moore. 

Grealy. 
Allowance. 



treasurer, masters of the city works, aldermen bou xoil. 
Crampton, Fetherston, Warren, and Horan, and eight 
of the commons to be named by the commons or any 
five of them, whereof the Lord Mayor when present 
and one of the Sheriffs to be always two, and in the 
absence of the Lord Mayor the senior alderman present 
to preside, bo and are hereby appointed a committee 
to provide such furniture for the use of the Mayoralty 
house, the expense attending same not to exceed £100, 
and who are hereby empowered to .draw on the city 
treasurer for said sum and to be allowed him in his 
account. 

[The eight of the commons : ] Messieurs Worthington, 
ifyler, Houghton, Verschoyle, Kirkchaffer, Alexander 
^f'Cullogh, Howison, Owen Digby. 

[6.] Certain of the commons, setting forth that the 
committee appointed for better supplying the city with 
pipe water have made the annexed report of the 16thi 
day of July, 1781. 

* We beg leave to inform your honours, that we 
attended very carefully to the business to us committed 
since our last report, on the 16th day of July last, we met 
and Mr. Walker having informed us that the chimney 
of his house wanted repairing, it being ready to fall 
down, we caused same to be viewed and an estimate 
made of the expense, which being done we ordered the 
same to repaired under the inspection of Mr. Wilson. 
Being of opinion that several of the tenants of lord 
Limerick in James's street had a right to pay the pipe 
water tax pursuant to the late act as mentioned in our 
former report, we ordered Mr. Moore the collector for 
that division to give them notice that unless they should 
pay the same they will be sued; the petition of John 
Grealy late bason keeper referred to us and we are of 
opinion that he be allowed five guineas in consideration 
of his poverty and distressed circumstances. 



B. 51. 



street. 



DTTBUN ASSEMBLY BOLL, 1781. « 193 

2?a2^?^**^ ' On the 4th of May we again met and the collectors itsi. 

having returned to us an account of the arrears that Arrears. 
were collected in their several divisions, and Mr. George 
Moore having returned a sum of £184 17s. Id. as Moore, 
collectable and your committee imagining that it might 
be inattention in Mr. Moore, ordered that he should 
distrain the several persons in his return mentioned Distraint. 
or that he should pay in the said sum. 

' On the 21st day of May aforesaid, Mr. Mylne Myine. 
having informed us, that he haul found two branches 
inserted by one Kenny a distiller in Thomas street upon Kennr, 
the seven inch main that serves the extreme parts of the 
city on the south side of the river, we ordered your 
law agent to proceed against said Kenny pursuant to 
the late act. On the same day Mr. Guinness attended 2^°^^ 
and proposed that the matter in dispute between him 
and your honours should be settled in order to avoid 
expense, with which proposal we agreed and do recom- 
mend on Mr. Gtdnness's filing his answer to the bill 
lately filed by your honours against him, a proper 
submission to be entered into between your honours and ^^^^ 
him. 

* On the 11th day of June last we again met and 
the reverend Beather King having attended and King, 
exhibited a complaint against George Moore, one of complaint. 
your honours' collectors, for distraining a clock for pistraint 

•^ ^ for arrears. 

the tax due by said King without making a personal 
demand thereof or leaving notice in writing of such, 
demand pursuant to the late act of parliament, we took 
said act into consideration and finding that the 
collectors have not any right to distrain for any arrears 
due unless they shall make a personal demand thereof 
or leave a demand in writing 21 days prior to such 
distress, which said Moore did not do, we therefore 
ordered the clock to be replaced, but that Mr. Moore ciock. 
should give him legal notice that unless the arrear was 
VOL. xm* Q 



Usher's 
quay. 



194 DITBLIK ASSEMBLY EOLL, 1781. 

1781. paid he would be distrained for the same. On the same S^m'!'***'^* 

Moow^ day Mr. Andrew Moore, one of your collectors, informed 
us, that he had been much insulted and abused by 

ciowy. messieurs Glossy and Rose on Usher's quay in his 
collection, who not only gave him ill language, but 
refused paying the arrear due by them, we ordered 
their branch to be cut off, but Mr. Glossy having on 
the 18th day of June attended and made a sufficient 
apology for his conduct, we ordered it to be replaced. 
' On the 16th instant, we again met in order to 

fSoS' examine the supervisors and collectors accounts, which 

^^aT we found stated with the utmost accuracy, and that the 
accounts of the receipts and disbursements of the pipe 
water revenue were examined by us with the committee 
appointed for auditing the treasurer's accounts, to the 
report of which committee we beg leave to refer to 
your honours.' 

Order. n vvas thereupon granted, the committee's report 

confirmed and made an act of assembly and the com- 
mittee continued. 

[6.] Certain of the commons, setting forth that the m. si b 
committee appointed for inspecting the management of 

Tolls and the tolls aud customs have made the annexed report 
of the 20th day of June, 1781. 

Report. * We met on the 4th day of May last and were 

Morres. attended by Redmond Morres, and several other 
. gentlemen on behalf of the company of undertakers of 

Cimaf ^^^® Grand Ganal, and Mr. Morres proposed to your 
committee, that as he and the other gentlemen appre- 

Tou. hended no toll or custom should be taken for goods 

coming through the canal, a case should be made out 
and laid before counsel, together with an act of 

Queriea. parliament and the following queries, videlicet. 

* First, whether the corporation of the city of Dublin 

toUb on the have a right to raise tolls and customs on the banks 

banks. 

of the Grand Ganal? 



DUBLIN ASSEMBLY BOLL, 1781. 19B 

Jou^Miii.A. 'Second, whether the corporation of the city of'si. 

Dublin have a right to collect tolls and customs onToii«on 

. , goods. 

goods and merchandizes, commodities, or other matters 
whatsoever which shall be carried by the said naviga- 
tion, when the same shall be carried into other parts 
of the city? 

* Which queries the said proposal of Mr. Morres, we Proposal. 
beg leave to lay before your honours for your instruc- 
tion in what manner your committee shall proceed. 

* On the 20th day of June last we again met and 

Mr. Mahon having attended and informed them that he Mahon. 
apprehended several people had of late passed English 
salt toll free under pretence of its being Irish, whereby sait. 
your honours are defrauded of their right to toll thereon, toii. 
we directed that public notice should be given that from 
and after the 1st day of July then next, no salt should 
be permitted to pass toll free through the several soit ion 

* * D free from 

avenues leading from the city, unless the vendor of such *^^^y- 
salt should make a voluntary oath before one of his 
majesty's justices of the peace for the county of the 
city of Dublin, that such salt should be tendered to 
pass toll free was bona-fide Irish salt and not foreign irinh sait. 
nor mixed with any foreign salt, which notice was 
accordingly published.' 

It was thereupon granted, the committee's report Order, 
confirmed and made an act of assembly, and that the 
city law agent do state a proper case and lay the same Law a^ent. 
before Mr. Recorder for his opinion relative to the city's Recorder, 
rights to toll on the canal. Sfl^i toils. 

[7.] Certain of the commons, setting forth that the 
committee appointed for examining the accounts of accouuu. 
alderman Benjamin Geale, city treasurer, have made oeaie, 
the annexed report of the 25th day of June, 1781. Sourer. 

' We, the committee appointed for examining the Report, 
accounts of alderman Benjamin Geale, city treasurer, Accounts, 
for the rents, issues, and profits of the said city com- 



196 DUBLIN ASSEMBLY EOLL, 1781. 

1781. mencing Michaelmas 1779, and Michaelmas 1780, have ^^l^^-^- 

examined the said accounts and the several vouchers 
relative thereto with the utmost care and attention. 

Rental. your treasurer laid before us a rental of your honours* 
estate as it stood the 29th day of September, 1780, 
together with the arrears of rent due the preceding 
year. 

Arreow. * We charged the accountant with the arrears of rent 
due Michaelmas 1779, and also with the entire rental 
of your honours' estate as it stood Michaelmas 1780, 
together with such other incidental issues and profits 
as accrued in that time, amounting in the whole to »• «^ 
the sum of £24,240 IBs. Of d. 

S?nto"*' * We find the disbursements including the arrears of 
rent due Michaelmas 1780, amounting to £10,008 2s. 
8|d., a balance of £631 9s. 9d. due to the treasurer on 

Balance, last general account, and also including the balance 
due to the treasurer on the pipe water account 
amounting to £1,262 14s. 9d., amounting in the whole 
to the sum of .£26,081 Is. OJd., to which the sum of 
£689 6s. 3d. poundage on £13,786 Bs. net money paid, 

DiBcharge. being added makes the discharge amount to 
£26,770 7s. 9Jd., so that there appears due to the 
treasurer upon the general account of the corporation 

sumdne. ending the 29th of September, 1780, the sum of 
£2,B27 12s. 8id. 

* We inform your honours, that the whole accounts 
being stated with the utmost accuracy, we unanimously 

Thaiiks of resolved that the thanks of this committ^ be presented 
to alderman Benjamin Geale for tlie very accurate and 
clear manner in which his accounts are stated and for 
the faithful discharge of the trust reposed in him.' 

Order. It was thoreupou granted, the committee's report 

confirmed and made an act of assembly. 
[8.] Certain of the commons, setting forth that the 

City leases, committce appointed for inspecting city leases near 



DUBLIN ASSEMBLY ROLL, 1781. 197 

souxxuLa. expiring have made the annexed report of the 11th itsi. 
day of July, 1781. 

* We, to whom the memorial of Grace Swan and Report 
committee's report thereon was referred, met to take 
the same into consideration and it appearing to us that 
the ground in Bow bridge lately in the possession of Bow bridge. 
Mr. Swan has been set by your honours at an advanced swaa 
rent, which ground we apprehend would never have 
got into your possession, was it not for the candid 
behaviour of Mrs. Swan, who handed over the lease with Lea«e. 
the map thereto annexed for you to trace the ground, 
no map or description thereof being mentioned in or Map. 
annexed to the counterpart of the lease which is in your 
possession, and it also appearing from the report of 
messieurs Wilson and Magee who were appointed to 
enquire into the nature and circumstance of the case, 
that the said Grace Swan had expended near £300, in ^f*""*"' 
defending a suit that was commenced against her by 
one Eoach for recovery of the said ground, we therefore 
apprehend that the said Grace Swan deserved to be 
considered by your honours for such her conduct and 
that she should not lose the money so expended by her 
in defending the possession and your honours' title to 
said premises, which she imagined was sufficient, but 
which was refused by your honours, and are therefore 
of opinion and do recommend from the said circumr 
stances the said Grace Swan be allowed an annuity of Annuity. 
£30, a year during her life. 

m. 50*. *0n the 11th day of July we again met and took 

into consideration the petition of Diana Connor, connor. 
executrix of the reverend Moses Roquire, late curate of Rixiuire, 

curate of 

the parishes of Howth, Kilbarrack, and Baldoyle, Howth. 
praying to be paid the sum of £10, which was due to 
the said Moses at the time of his death, and we are 
of opinion that she be paid said sum. Payment. 

' We inform your honours, that Mr. Mathews, 1^**6?^; 



198 DUBLIN ASSEMBLY ROLL, 1781. 

1781. surveyor, having some time ago received directions to 2^^*^"*^* 

Survey. survey and make out new maps of your estate, which 
when completed will be of infinite use, Mr. Mathews 

Mttp« attended and produced to them such maps as he had 
finished and bound in proper books, which we much 
approve of, and Mr. Mathews having had considerable 
trouble in tracing and making out such maps and 
being at expense also in so doing, we recommend that 

Payment, he bc paid the sum of £100, on account, until the 
whole books of maps be complete.' 

Order. It was thereupon granted, the committee's report 

confirmed and made an act of assembly and the com- 
mittee continued. 

[9.] Certain of the commons, setting forth that the 

Swt""* committee appointed for setting the cleansing of the 
streets made the annexed report of the 13th day of 
July, 1781. 

Report * We inform your honours, that on the 13th day of 

July instant we met and took into consideration the 

Smith. petition of James Smith (referred to us by your honours) 
praying to be paid the sum of £49 15s., being a quarter's 
allowance due to him for cleansing lots No. 2. 3. 9. and 

North Bide 10. on the north side of the river Liffey, and it 
appearing to us that he had cleansed the said lots until 
his horses and carts were seized and sold under an 
execution, which was about three weeks prior to the 
expiration of said quarter, we are therefore of opinion 

Pnymewt. that hc bo paid said sum deducting thereout the sum 
of £12 8s. 9d., sterling for the said three weeks and 
such fines as he may have incurred by his neglect, an 
account of which is in the treasurer's hands. The 

Keatinf. petition of Johu Keating to be paid for cleansing some 
lots taken by him, and it appearing to us that he had 
fulfilled his engagement agreeable to the declarations 
made by the committee at the time of setting and we 

rayinent are of opiiiion he be paid the sum of £23 10s. sterling.' 



m.^ 



DTTBUK ASSEMBLY BOLL, 1781. 199 

S?3o^^ It was thereupon granted, the committee's report i7»i- 
confirmed and made an act of assembly, and that the 
city treasurer do, on the Lord Mayor's warrant, pay i^aymeut. 
the within named James Smith and Jolin Keating the 
sums within mentioned making the deductions in the ^^;^ 
within report set forth. 

[10.] Certain of the commons, setting forth that the 
committee appointed for rewarding persons serviceable 
in extinguishing accidental fires made the annexed Extiinfuii,h. 

ing flres. 

report of the 20th day of June, 1781. 

• We inform your honours, that on the 30th day of Beport. 
May last we met and took into consideration the account 
of George Gee and Nathaniel Walker amounting to ^i,^^, 
JE26 Os. 6d., as also the petition of William Bobinson Robiuson. 
praying to be paid £7 4s. 6d. for several attendances 
on different fires, which we are of opinion should be 
forthwith paid, the rather as it appears to us that the 
said persons were active and indefatigable in 
extinguishing such fires as they have attended ; on the 
same day the memorial of several engine-keepers was Engine- 
referred to us by your honours, when they produced memoriaL 
their several bills which your committee apprehending 
were exorbitant referred them to George and William 
Robinson for their inspection, who accordingly reported, 
that your committee on the 20th day of June instant 
after making several considerable deductions, that the Deductions. 
several persons hereafter mentioned deserved the 
following sums, amounting together to £35 9s. 6d. for 2f{"'V 
their attendance in extinguishing the several fires they 
attended, that is to say. 

£ 8. d. 

• William Beckett for his three bills ... 10 10 3 

'John Herbert 1 18 3J 

'Daniel Christian ..i ... 12 llj 
' Moses M'Vay 8 14 3i 

• Edward Kimberley's two bills ... 4 12 7^ 



200 



DUBLIN ASSEMBLY BOLL, 1781. 



178L 
Sums 




£ 8. 


d. 


allowed. 


'William Hamilton 


... 1 8 


6 




' Peter Carrott's fliree bills . . . 


... 4 3 


H 




' William Hodges' two bills ... 


... 4 4 







'John Smith 


... 3 12 


6i 




' James Beggs 


... 13 







£35 9 


6 



Sou xxiii.A 
m. 49. 



Accouut of 
bills. 



Robinson. 
Order. 



Pafment. 



Trades- 
men's bills. 



Beport. 



Bills. 



* Which said several sums we are of opinion be paid, 
and have hereunto annexed an account of the several 
bills herein before mentioned with the deductions 
made by the said William and George Robinson.' 

It was thereupon granted, the committee's report 
confirmed and made an act of assembly and the com- 
mittee continued, and that the city treasurer do, on the 
Lord Mayor's warrant, pay the several persons in the 
within report named, the several sums therein 
mentioned. 

[11.] Certain of the commons, setting forth that the 
committee appointed for examining tradesmen's bills 
made the annexed report of the 13th day of July, 1781. 

* We beg leave to inform your honours, that on the 
13th day of July instant we met and examined the 
following bills very carefully, that is to say. 

£ 8. d. 

* Isaac Poole's bill for ... ... 8 17 6 

' Simon Vierpyle's bill for 14 11 9| 

' Dublin Evening Post bill for ... 8 15 11^ 



Sams. 



Order. 



Payment. 



* Which said several sums we are of opinion be forth- : 
with paid.' 

It was thereupon granted, the committee's report 
confirmed and made an act of assembly, and that the 
city treasurer, on the Lord Mayor's warrant, pay the 



,49b. 



BUBLIK ASSEMBLY HOLL, 1781. 201 

^*J*°*^ several persons in the within report named the several itsi. 
sums in the within report mentioned. 

[12.] Certain of the commons, sotting forth that the 
committee appointed for enquiring how the revenues revenue.. 
of the city may be increased and its expense lessened 
made the annexed report of the 4th day of July, 1781. 

' We, the committee to whom the petition of certain Beport 
of the commons praying to reimburse the Lord Mayor ^^^ 
the expense he was at in improving and manuring improve- 
Stephen's Green was referred, met on the 4th July Ijj"^,,,,.^ 
instant and examined his Lordship's account and ^'®®*'- 
vouchers, by which it appears that his Lordship has 
expended the sum of £B4 10s. 4d. for the manuring of 
Stephen's Green, cleansing the trenches all round, 
picking the stones, etc., and opening the trench drains, 
by which expenditure his Lordship could not have any 
private advantage and we are therefore of opinion that 
the said Lord Mayor be reimbursed the said sum.' 

It was thereupon granted, the committee's said report order, 
confirmed and made an act of assembly, and that the 
treasurer do, on the Lord Mayor's warrant, pay his payment. 
Lordship the sum of £B4 10s. 4d. sterling in the within 
report mentioned. 

[13.] Certain of the commons, praying that the Franchise. 
freedom of this city be granted to the right honourable Eari of 
Richard, Earl of Momington : whereupon it was ton. 
granted, pursuant to the prayer of the petition. 

[14.] Nathaniel Trumble, prajring to be appointed Iwon?^®* 
Sword Bearer in the room of Randal Cooke, deceased : c^'' 
whereupon it was ordered, that the above named ^«<^«*«^- 
Nathaniel Trumble be and is hereby appointed Sword 
Bearer to this city, during the city's pleasure, at the 
yearly salary of £100, to commence from this day, and saiary. 
it is further ordered, that the said Nathaniel Trumble 
shall constantly attend the duty of said place in person. 

[16.] William M*Murtrie, praying to be appointed 



202 



DUBLIN ASSEMBLY ROLL, 1781. 



1781. 

M'Murtrie 

water 

bailiff. 

Appoint* 

ment. 



Stokes, 
collector of 
pipe water 
reveiine. 



Knox 
o£Scer of 
commons- 

Neces- 
saries. 



Payment 



Onlton. 
Grant. 



Oakes. 
Grant. 



Gilshenaa. 
Grant, 



water bailiff on the resignation of Nathaniel Trumble: 2»?V?***' 
whereupon it was ordered, that the within named 
William M'Murtrie be and is hereby appointed into 
the ofl&ce of one of the water bailiffs of this city, 
for one year ending next Midsummer assembly 1782, ^'^' 
he giving such security to save the city harmless and 
for the faithful discharge of the said employment, as 
the Lord Mayor and Sheriffs shall approve. 

[16.] Nathaniel Stokes, praying to be continued 
collector of the pipe water revenue for division No. 3 : 
whereupon it was ordered, that the above named 
Nathaniel Stokes be continued collector for the pipe 
water revenue for division No. 3. during the city's 
pleasure, not exceeding one year ending Midsummer 
assembly 1782, on his giving sufBlcient security in one 
week for the faithful discharge of the duties of said 
office and paying to the treasurer all such sums as he 
shall receive, said security to be approved of by the 
Lord Mayor and Sheriffs. 

[17.] Thomas Knox, praying compensation for 
supplying the Sheriffs and Commons with candlesticks 
and other necessaries for one year ending this assembly : 
whereupon it was ordered, that the city treasurer do, 
on the Lord Mayor's warrant, pay the petitioner the 
sum of £6, sterling, in consideration of supplying the 
above necessaries. 

[18.] Lucy Oulton, praying usual allowance : where- 
upon it was ordered, that the city treasurer do, on the 
Lord Mayor's warrant, pay the petitioner ten guineas. 

[19.] Medicis Oakes, praying usual allowance : where- 
upon it was ordered, that the city treasurer do, on the 
Lord Mayor's warrant, pay the petitioner ten guineas. 

[20.] James Gilshenan, praying city's favour : where- 
upon it was ordered, that the city treasurer do, on the 
Lord Mayor's warrant, pay the petitioner £5. 

[21.] John M'Elroy, praying to be continued one of 



DUBLIN ASSEMBLY ROLL, 1781. 203 



ui i"^*^ the Serjeants at mace : whereupon it was ordered, that i78i. 



Ml. 48. _ _ ^^ 

the above named John M'Elroy be and is hereby con- liwfeifmt'ai 

mace. 

tinned one of the Serjeants at mace during the city's 
pleasure, not exceeding one year ending next 
Midsummer assembly 1782, he giving such security for 
the faithful discharge of the duties of said office and 
redelivery of the silver mace, as the Lord Mayor and 
Sheriffs shall approve of, said security to be entered 
into in one month from this date or this order for 
continuing the petitioner to be void, 
m. 18 6. [22.] Thomas Massey, praying to be continued one of ^^jjJJi^^t 

the Serjeants at mace : like order. °*'^' 

[23.] Henry Browne, porter of the Tholsel, praying Browne, 
usual allowance to enable him to pay the rent of his porter 
room, whereupon it was ordered that the city treasurer 
do, on the Lord Mayor's warrant, pay the petitioner Payment. 
£4 sterling. 

[24.] The report of the committee of directors of the 
Ballast Office to the general assembly, the 18th of July, ^^^ 
1781. 

* Your committee, since their last report to your Report. 
honours, continued the repairs of the piles and piies. 
gabbards, and have made as much progress in building aabbards. 
the new wall as possible and hope to complete the 300 New waii. 
feet now carrying on in the course of this summer. 

* An abstract of the cash is hereunto annexed, which cash. 
we have examined and find there is a balance of 
£5,225 5s. ll|d. in the Ballast Office fund, from which 
deducting £4,977 3s. 8d., over paid on the account of 

the public money, the balance in the hands of alderman Balance. 
Henry Hart, Ballast Master, is £248 28. ajd. All Hart, 
which is humbly submitted to your honours. 

* Signed by thirteen of the committee.' 

20th July, 1781. 

Granted, the committee's report confirmed and made order, 
an act of assembly and the committee continued. 



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DUBLIN ASSEMBLY ROLL, 1781. 



1781. 
Ballast 
Office 
ftcconnts. 



State of the Ballast Office accounts, from the 2Bth ^IJ^"*^-^- 
day of April last inclusive, to the 18th day of July, 
1781, exclusive. 



BaUa^t Office, Dr. 



To balance of last qnartei'i abstract 
To cash received since 



Per contra^ Cr. 

By cash paid for raiaing ballast 

By cash paid for repairing the piles 

By cash paid salaries 

By cash paid for account of gabbards 

By cash paid rent and contingencies 

By ca»h paid for account of the lightbouse 

By cash paid interest 

By balance 



£ s. 


d. 


5234 11 


1 


, 1354 5 


4 


£8^16 


6 


£ 8. 


d. 


244 11 


8 


89 9 


« 


145 





683 4 


9 


61 7 10» 


. 104 16 


5 


65 





5225 510 


£6^16 


5 



Ballast Office for the public money, Dr. 



£ 8.d. 



To 



Per contra, Or. 

By cash over expended per last quarter s abstract 
By cash expended since on the walls 



Franchise. 
Declara- 
tion. 



Petitions 
axainat new 
C5iiatom 
Hotue. 



Lord lieu- 
tenant. 



£ s. d. 

4485 5 7 

49118 1 




£4,977 3 8 






P.B. 
B. 106. 
C.8. 



1781. July 20. — Admissions to franchise. 
1781. July 20. — Declaration and signatures. 

1781. July 27.— Post Assembly. m.47. 

[1.] Certain of the commons, setting forth that the 
committee appointed to prepare a petition to his majesty 
and also to his excellency the lord lieutenant against 
the intended new Custom House have prepared the 
annexed petitions and praying to have the same m. 476 
engrossed, put under the city seal, and presented to his 
excellency the lord lieutenant: whereupon it was 



DUBLIN ASSEMBLY EOLL, 1781. 205 

BoUxxiiLA granted, according to the prayer of the within petition nsi. 

"" ' and that the said petitions against the intended Custom uo*u^ 
House be presented to his excellency by the Lord 
Mayor and Sheriffs, attended by the corporation of the 
city of Dublin at large. 

Petitions engrossed, put under the city seal, and city seai. 
presented accordingly. 

* John Darragh. — Philip Crampton. — Benjamin 
Geale. — Killner Swettenham. — William Dunn. — 
Thomas Emerson. — ^Willoughby Lightbume. — George 
Sutton. — Thomas Greene. — Nathaniel Warren. — 
Francis Fetherston. — John Rose. — George Alcock. — 
James Shiel. — Henry Bevan. — Anthony King.' 

"^^ 1781. October 19.— Third Friday after the 29th of 

September. 

Lord Mayor: John Darragh. 

Sheriffs: James Campbell and David Dick. 

[1.] " Besolved unanimously by the Lord Mayor, gj^ij^ 
Sheriffs, commons, and citizens, that their sincere and thanks, 
warmest acknowledgments be presented in the most 
public manner to the several Volunteer Corps of this volunteer 
kingdom, who have so nobly stood forth in the defence 
of the laws and constitution of this country, particu- 
larly manifested by their spirited offers when it was 
apprehended a foreign enemy intended to disturb the ^^^f^ 
peace of this nation." 

[2.] " Resolved unanimously, that the thanks of the 
Sheriffs and Commons be returned to alderman Killner ham, LcJrd 

Mayor. 

Swettenham, late Lord Mayor of the city of Dublin, for 
his upright, spirited, and impartial conduct in that 
arduous and important office of chief magistrate. 

"Resolved, that the foregoing resolution be sent to 
the other house for their concurrence. — 19th October, 
1781." 

The Lord Mayor and Board of- Aldermen unani- 



206 DUBLIN ASSEMBLY ROLL, 1781. 

1781. mously agree with the Sheriffs and Commons in the »oUmii.j 

above resolution. 

[3.] " Resolved unanimously, that the thanks of this m- «2 6 

Bride, liouso bo Fetumed to Patrick Bride and Thomas 

mgh"^^' Andrews, esquires, late High Sheriffs of this city, for 
their active, spirited, and uniform good conduct in that 
high station, and particularly for the essential service 
they have rendered the public in detecting, appre- 
hending, and bringing to condign punishment a great 

tors in " uumber of combinators in different trades. 

trades* 

"Resolved, that the foregoing resolution be sent to 
the other house for their concurrence. — 19th October, 
1781." 

The Lord Mayor and Board of Aldermen unani- 
mously agree with the Sheriffs and Commons in the 
above resolution. 

Address. 

Clement [4.] ' To doctor William Clement and sir Samuel 
Bradstreet. Bradstroot representatives for the city of Dublin in 
parliament. 

Addrwa. * The unauimous address of the right honourable the 
Lord Mayor, Sheriffs, commons, and citizens in 
common council assembled Michaelmas assembly the 
19th October, 1781. 

* Gentlemen. 

* Convinced of the very honourable manner in which 
you have acquitted yourselves in discharge of the 

ti?eJ1^°**' important trust of our representatives in parliament, 
parliament ^^^ rctum you our most grateful thanks and beg leave 
^^stouo- to instruct you respecting those great objects which 

must naturally be discussed this session of parliament, 

videlicet. 

Sole right * The sole right of the King, Lords, and Commons of 
laws. Ireland to make laws for the government of this 



DUBLIN ASSEMBLY ROLL, 1781. 207 

Roll xnitA. countiy — ^A modification of the laws of Poyning to 1791. 

*^ *■ prevent the unconstitutional interference of tlie privy £3^ 
council — The Habeas Corpus act — The tenure of the^j^ 
judges — A constitutional mutiny bill — The attainment 
of the advantages of a free trade as held forth in the Free trade, 
acts passed in Great Britain and a strict enquiry into 
the expenditure of public money. — On all which ^^j^ 

111.6L subjects we have already communicated to you our 

sentiments in the last session, but not succeeding sentiuentB. 
therein, we now again find ourselves under an 
absolute necessity to confirm them and doubt not the 
exertion of your usual zeal and abilities in their 
support. 

* We also request you will be pleased to endeavour 

to remove the obstructions to the sale of Irish manu- faie of 
factures in Portugal and to procure a sufficient number ^^^^^ 
of ships of force for the defence of our trade, as during 
the present war the number of vessels captured on our vessel. 

' ^ captured. 

coast have not only been an immense loss to Great 
Britain and Ireland, but has also proved of the utmost 
advantage to the enemy, to prevent which in future 
is an object of the highest importance,, as our trade Trade. 
in general lies exposed to the depredations of every 
petty adventurer, notwithstanding the readiness of the 
lord lieutenant to obtain convoys on P^riiicular Jjrd^^^^ 
applications to his excellency and the useful communi- conToye. 
cations of intelligence from Mr. Secretary Eden and Eden, 
his very laudable and polite attention to the applica- 
tions of our merchants. 

* It is scarcely necessary tio suggest to you, the idea 

of limiting the duration of the grant of supplies, as ^™"*^^/ 
in last session to six months, being in our opinion the 
most probable means of obtaining those desirable 
objects. 

* 19th October, 1781.' 

The Lord Mayor and Board of Aldermen unani- 



208 



DUBLIN ASSEMBLY ROLL, 1781. 



1781. 

Aicracment. 

luntrae- 

tioiu 

preMnted. 



Dublin 
Jouma). 

Clement 
Bndstreet 



rnously agree with the Sheriffs and Commons in thesou 
before mentioned instructions and the same to be 
presented to doctor William Clement and sir Samuel 
Bradstreet in the most respectful manner by the Lord 
Mayor and Sheriffs. 

" Resolved unanimously, that these instructions with 
such answer as our representatives shall be pleased to 
return thereto be published in the Dublin Journal." 

To which address Dr. Clement and sir Samuel 
Bradstreet were pleased to give the following answer. 



Conduct in 
parliament. 



Aa«wer. AnSWER. 

* To the right honourable the Lord Mayor, Sheriffs, 
commons, and citizens of the city of Dublin. 

* My lord and gentlemen. 

' We are happy in your kind and honourable 
approbation of our conduct in parliament and we trust ^^^ 
that we shall never disappoint that confidence which 
you place in us. 

*We shall attend particularly to your instructions 
and assist to the utmost of our power in everything 
relative to the constitution, trade, and welfare of this 
kingdom. 

* We have the honour to be, my lord and gentlemen, 
your most obliged and faithful humble servants. 

* William Clement, — Samuel Bradstreet.' 

[6.] Alderman Killner Swettenham, late Lord Mayor, 
praying to be paid a sum of £600: whereupon it was 
ordered, that the city treasurer do, on the Loiti Mayor's 
warrant, pay the petitioner the sum of £600 sterling, 
the same to be allowed him in his accounts, deducting 
thereout the sum of 100 guineas in lieu of the commons 
ball. 

[6.] Certain otf the commons, praying that the 
Pmnchise. freedom of this city be granted to the right honourable 



Constitu- 
tion. 
Tnide. 
Welfare. 



Swetten- 
ham. 



Mayoralty. 
Payment. 



DUBLIN ASSEMBLY ROLL, 1781. 209 

^^lib!^'^' Alexander, lord Loughborough : whereupon it was itsi 
ordered, that the freedom of this city be presented to Lough- 
the right honourable lord baron Loughborough of the 
kingdom of Great Britain, in testimony of the grateful 
sense entertained by us of the important services which oftiziSSroV 
were rendered by his lordship, when attorney and ^"^**°- 
solicitor general of England, to the citizens of Dublin 
by protecting their trade, manufactures, and property Trade, 
from a measure extremely injurious to them. tores. 

The Sheriffs and Commons have unanimously agreed 
to the resolution of the board for grantinfy the freedom Resoiutioa 

o & Qf Sheriffs 

of this city to lord Loughborough for the reasons in ^^^^^^' 
their order mentioned and request the concurrence of 
the other house in the resolution of the commons, that 
the same after presenting it together with his lordship's 
answer shall be published, 
m. 60. The Lord Mayor and Board of Aldermen agree with con. 

•^ ^ currence. 

the Sheriffs and Commons in the before mentioned 
request. 

[7.] Certain of the commons, setting forth that the 
committee appointed for the better supplying the city ^^J^*^ 
with pipe water have made the annexed report of the 
IBth of October, 1781. 

* We inform your honours, that we have attended Report, 
very carefully to the business to us committed since 
our last report, on the 23rd day of July last we met 
and having been previously applied to by the company 
of undertakers of the Grand Canal to ascertain and Qi-and 

Canal. 

be paid their demand on the gross produce of the pipe 
water revenue for one year ending 25th March, 1780, 
we went into that business and finding that the gross 
collection for that year amounted to £B,609 8s. lO^d., couection. 
and that 10 per cent, for that sum for that year (being 
their demand) amounted to £660 18s. lOd., we were of Demand, 
opinion that the said last mentioned sum ought) to be 
vol.. XI«. f 



210 DUBLIN ASSEMBLY EOLL, 1781. 

p^-ment P^^^ ^^^ accordiugly drew upon the city treasurer for ^^""'•'^ 
BaggB. the same payable to Richard Baggs, esquire, agent and 
secretary to the said company. We took into considera- 
^^^- tion a petition referred to us by your honours for a wall 
ciffquay to be built adjoiuiug the river Liffey from Coal quay 
Es^^uay bridge up to the wall of Essex quay and pursuant to 
the powers given to your committee, on the 30th day 
of July ordered an advertizement to be inserted in tlie 
public papers, setting forth that we were ready to 
SJ^tSe"^ receive proposals for building and finishing such wall 
v<"''^- agreeable to the plan laid down by your surveyor, and 
on the 13th and 20th of August last we received 
several proposals for doing the said work, but thinking 
it would be necessary to have said wall finished with 
a parapet and to have four steps therein, each to be m. eo (*. 
six feet wide, postponed the consideration of such 
proposals until such time as the several persons who had 
proposed were made acquainted with your committee's 
intention, and on the 27th of August we again met 
and took the several proposals into consideration and 
Bimiji. finding that Mr. Ambrose Binns had proposed to supply 
the iron work that would be necessary for 4d. per 
pound, being Id. less per pound than any other 
proposal, we agreed that Mr. Binns should furnish such 
pemberton. irou work at the said price, and Mr. William Pemberton 
having proposed to finish the grouted work at 7s. 4d. per 
perch, the parapet w^all at 6s. per perch, the ashler 
work at 6d. per foot, and to allow £11 7s. 6d. for the 
Old old materials, we agreed to said proposal, and also 

agreed that such carpenter's work, as would be neces- 
sary in completing said wall, should be done by 
Eaton. Benjamin Eaton, and ordered that the whole of said 
work should be done and completed in a workmanlike 
Inspection mauucr, under the inspection of sir Thomas Blackall, 

of sub- "^ 

committee. Mr. Leet, Mr. John Binns, Mr. Joseph Pemberton, Mr. 
Home, Mr. John Wilson, and Mr. Magee, whom we 



DUBLIN ASSEMBLY ROLL, 1781. 211 

Boll exulj. appointed a sub-committee for that purpose. On the itsi. 
10th of September we again met and having read 
different proposals for clipping the hedges of the bason ^'" 
this season, we agreed with that of Patrick Mooney to Moon^. 

■-*• do the same for £9 2s., being the most reasonable 

one, and accordingly ordered the same to be done under 
the inspection of Mr. Mylne, who your committee Myine. 
directed should supply him with subsistence during 
such time as he should be at work. 

' On the 17th day of September last we met, when 
an order conceived by the corporation for paving was ^"^JiniJ*" 
laid before us signifying that, that board was ready 
to enter into the same agreement as last year with the 
city, for a sum of money in lieu of all demands for DemandA 
paving places usually paved or repaired by the city, 
which order we beg leave to lay before your honours 
that you may act therein, as you may think proper. On 
the 24th of September aforesaid, Daniel Hautenville, J^'J^"- 
one of your turncocks, having applied to us to be con- 
sidered for his extraordinary trouble and it apj^earing 
that there had been an additional number of cocks 
lately laid in his division, we were of opinion, that he 
be allowed a sum of £10, for such his extraordinary 
trouble ; George Gee and Nathaniel Walker applied oee. 
to your committee by petition to be considered for their 
extraordinary trouble in their different departments, 
we are also of opinion that for the care they have 
heretofore taken of the works, they be each allowed Aiiowaaoe. 
a sum of £10.' 

It was thereupon granted, the committee's report order, 
confirmed and made an act of assembly and the 
committee continued. 

[8.] Certain of the commons, setting forth that the 
committee appointed for inspecting city leases near city iea«©». 
expiring have made the annexed report of the 16th 
of October, 1781. 



212 DUBLIN ASSEMBLY ROLL, 1781. 

1781. * We inform your honours, that on the 19th day of JJ^^"* 

Mathews, September last we met, when Mr. Mathews, your 

biirveyor. g^j^^y^j.^ jg^jj bcforo US his accouut for surveying part 

of the city's estate from the commencement olf them. 58 b. 
present year amounting to £199 88, 6Jd., out of which 
he gave credit for £100, which was ordered to be paid 

Balance jjjj^^ jj^gj^ asscmbly, SO that there appears a balance on 
said account to be due to Mr. Mathews of £99 8s. 6^d., 
which sum we arc of opinion he be paid ; on the same 
day your committee having carefully examined into 
such part of your honours' title deeds as related to 

Ne?J*"*' ^^^ ground on and adjoining with the new Custom 

Ho*iJjr House is now building, were of opinion that the whole 
of such ground was your honours' estate and upon a 
minute enquiry and examination into such deeds, were 
also of opinion that a particular part o.f such ground 
inclosed by direction of the commissioners for the 
purpose aforesaid had never been demised by the city 
to any person whatever and consequently that the 
persons, who undertook to demise the same to the said 
commissionors, had no authority or title so to do, 

survej. therefore we ordered Mr. Mathews to make a survey 
of the city ground upon and adjoining wliich the said 
Custom House is erecting, in order that your com- 
mittee might be enabled to trace therefrom such parts 
of it as have not been demised by the city, and on 
the 26th of September aforesaid Mr. Mathews laid 

Map. before them such map by which they were confirmed 

in their opinion that part of said ground inclosed as 
aforesaid had never been demised by the city to any 

Law agent, pcrsou, whoreupon they ordered your law agent with 
the assistance of alderman Horan, Mr. Wilson, Mr. 
John Binns, Mr. Ambrose Binns, Mr. Pemberton, Mr. 

R^wrder. ^f^gce, and Mr. Lord to prepare a case and lay the 
same before the Recorder for his opinion and advice 
for their future conduct how to proceed in the matter, 



DUBLIN ASSEMBLY ROLL, 1781. 213 

Rou xxiH-A. and they apprehend that they should be authorized to itsi. 

mlsBL take the proper steps to ascertain the mears and bounds 

of the city^s estate formerly demised to Jonathan citj esute. 
Amory, so as to secure the city's right thereto and Amo'y- 
that they should be also empowered to employ such 
lawyers as they find may be necessary to be employed 
with the Eecorder on the business aforesaid. 

* On tlie 26th of September we again met and it 
appearing to us that an encroachment of an 18 inch ^^t^J^i* 
wall had been made on your honours' estate in Arundel Arundei 

•^ court 

court by one of the tenants of councillor Thorpe, we Thorpe, 
ordered your law agent to prepare and lay a case before 
the Eecorder for his advice how to proceed, in order Becorder. 
to remove the same and such opinion being taken, 
advised that a bill should be filed by your honours bui filed, 
against Mr. Thorpe and his tenants and others who 
made such encroachment, but for your committee's 
' instructions how to proceed therein, we beg leave to 
lay before your honours the said opinion and the map Map. 
of said ground upon which (on letter N) the said 
encroachment appears.' 

It was tdiereupon granted, the conmiittee's report onier. 
confirmed and made an act assembly, and that the 
committee be continued, who are hereby empowered to 
cause such proceedings as the Eecorder may advise for Proceed- 
recovery of the ground in Arundel court and the Arundei 
ground on the North Strand in the said report ??OTth 

,. _ Strand. 

mentioned. 

[9.] Certain of the commons, setting forth that the 
committee appointed for inspecting the management of ™Jj^s'^ 
tolls and customs have made the annexed report of the 
16th of October, 1781. 

m. 58 b. * We, to» whom the memorial of Edward Scriven was Report. 

referred, beg leave to inform your honours that on the 
13th September last your committee met and was 



214 DUBLIN ASSEMBLY EOLL, 1781. 



178L attended by Mr. Scriven who laid before them his ^""*^-*- 

Account account for business done by him for your honours 

amounting to £184 9s., which sum we are of opinion 

shall be forthwith paid. Mr. Scriven stated to us the 

nature of the extraordinary trouble he had in con- 

piour ducting the late trial with the flour factors and taking 

trial. * the same into consideration are of opinion that Mr. 

compensa. gcriveu mcrits a compensation for his great attention 

and successful endeavours in conducting the suit 

Ton^oii respecting the toll on flour and for bringing to an 

amicable and advantageous conclusion the dispute 

between the city and the millers and factors respecting 

the corporation's right to toll on flour and for which 

we think he deserves to be paid a sum of £100.' 

Order. It was thercupou granted, the committee's report 

confirmed and made an act of assembly, and that the 

Payment, city treasuror do, on the Lord Mayor's warrant, pay 
the within named Edward Scriven the amount of his 
bill of cost amounting to £184 9s., together with the 

Trouble, further sum of £100 for his extraordinary trouble in 
the within report mentioned, the said two several sums 
to be allowed the treasurer in his accounts. 

Toiijiand [10.] Certain of the commona, setting forth that the 
committee appointed for inspecting the management 
of tolls and customs have made the annexed report of 
the 16th October, 1781. 

Report. * We inform your honours, that we met on the 5th m. 57. 

Mahon. day of September last and Mr. Timothy Mahon having 

Bill. laid before us a bill for £6 13s. 9d. for scales and a 

set of brass weights, and it appearing to us that the 
same was necessary, we are of opinion he be paid 

Inventory. Said sum, ou his giviug an inventory of all the scales 
and weights in his possession belonging to the city and 
giving a receipt to be accountable for the same when 
called upon.' 



DUBLIN ASSEMBLY ROLL, 1781. 216 

M xjdiLA. It was thereupon granted, the committee's report JJ^^^ 
confirmed and made an act of assembly, and that the 
city treasurer do, on the Lord Mayor s warrant, pay Payment, 
the aforesaid Timothy Mahon, the sum of £5 13s. 9d. 
on the conditions within mentioned. 

[11.] Certain of the commons, setting forth that the city's 

" bttfiiness in 

committee appointed for conducting the city's business parliament. 
in parliament have made the annexed report of the 
16th of October, 1781. 

* We, the committee to whom the petition of certain Report 
of the commons relative to the laws in being, con- 
cerning coals was referred, having met and made some coei lawd. 
progress in the said business, we have directed a copy 
of the petition to be laid before your law agent for Law agent. 
him to investigate and lay before your committee a 
state of the statutes now in force for regulating the 
coal trade, as well as those which are obsolete and coai t«ide. 
expired, to see what powers may be proper to vest in 
the magistrates, and what further regulations may be 
necessary for relief of the public, and we think it Jjj)5c.^' 
absolutely necessary that this committee during the 
sitting of parliament have ample powers to attend to 
the business of the public this session of parliament.' Parliament. 

It was thereupon granted, the committee's report order, 
confirmed and made an act of assembly, and that the 
committee be empowered from time to time to meet and 
apply to the Eecorder and with his assistance to Recorder, 
consider of such regulations as may be necessary to 
bo made in the coal trade and to report to the board coai trade. 
of aldermen, who are empowered by law to make 
regulations and also to apply to parliament, if it shall Parliament, 
appear to be necessary, for further powers in such 
regulations as may be agreed on by the said board. 

[12.] Certain of the commons, setting forth that the 
committee appointed for enquiring into the conduct of 



n. 57 ft. 



216 DUBLIN ASSEMBLY ROLL, 1781. 

cii^'wei h ^^^^ weighmasters have made the annexed report ofin.57" 
mJteSI^ ■ the 16th October. 1781. 

Report. * We beg leave to inform your honours, that we met 

compiainta. on the 3rd day of August last and several complaints 

having been laid before us, relative to many irregu- 

qmj^' larities committed at the crane on Usher's quay, we 

came to the following resolution. — ^Resolved, that it 

has been proved to this committee that gross and 

Frauds. abominable frauds have been committed at the butter 

m^^ crane on Usher's quay by Peter Walsh, a clerk 

j^^^^- employed by James Jones the craner of said crane, in 

selling butter for sundry persons whom he has 

cheated both in the return of weight and the prices of 

butter so sold, and that your committee apprehended 

the public might have been injured in many like 

instances which did not come to the knowledge of this 

committee and your committee were of opinion, that 

the said James Jones should make good to the persons 

Damages. SO injured the damages they have sustained by the 

villainy of the said Peter Walsh. — ^Your committee 

further inform your honours, that the said James 

Artendance. Joucs should bc cujoiued to give his personal attendance 

at said crane in future.' 

Order. It was theroupou granted, the committee's report 

confirmed and made an act of assembly and the com- 

jones. mittee continued, and that the said James Jones in 

Fersoiiai f uturo do attend to the business of the crane in person, 

attendance. ^ 

said committee to report, from time to time, the conduct 
of the said James Jones and the attention he pays to 
the duties of his office. 

[13.] Certain of the commons, setting forth that the m. 56. 
k^i^r*. committee appointed for superintending green-keepers 
have made the annexed report of the 16th October, 
1781. 

Report * We inform your honours, that we met on the 16th 



DUBLIN ASSEMBLY ROLL, 1781. 217 

BoUuiii.A. October instant and it having appeared to us that »78i. 
upwards of fifty of the trees planted round the walks ^^-^ 
of Saint Stephen's Green are totally decayed, we are saii.t 
therefore of opinion that the same should be replaced <^r«en- 
with fresh trees, and that the old trees now remaining 
may be clipped in an arched way, under the direction 
of the Lord Mayor/ 

It was thereupon granted, the committee's report orcier. 
confirmed and made an act of assembly, and that new New trees, 
trees be planted where it shall appear they may be 
wanting and that same be done under the direction of 
the Lord Mayor. 

[14.] * The managers appointed by act of assembly ^{Jrest. 
to manage and take care of the city's interest in the 
dispute between Mr. Timothy Mahon and the city, Dispute, 
setting forth that in consequence of the city's order to city- 
determine the said dispute by arbitration, a submission S"^.^^ 
was entered into and executed by your honours and the 
said Timothy Mahon referring the matters in contest 
to the arbitrators appointed by act of assembly. That 
in the progress of said business, your memorialists 
with the assistance of the law agent and counsel i^w a^ent. 

^ Couusel. 

concerned for said city, from time to time attended the 

said referees, when a variety of matter occurred, Referees. 

perplexed and tedious to the said referees, the counsel 

on both sides, as well as to your memorialists, so as 

to induce all parties to wish the object in dispute could 

be settled by some amicable agreement between them- Agreement. 

selves, such agreement to be made the final award of 

the said referees. 

* That in consequence thereof, your memorialists on 
the 10th and 11th instant met for said salutary 
purpose, when Mr. Mahon attended your memorialists, 
and on investigating the subject matter of the said 
dispute, find that Mr. Mahon's claims stands thus. JlSlSS.'' 



218 



DUBLIN ASSEMBLY ROLL, 1781. 



1781. 

Kahoa*8 
daiuifl. 



* His first claim is for the sum of 

* His second claim, the sum of 



1846 


8. 

B 


d. Bell xxiiLA. 

8-* 


2386 12 






* Then there will remain, as stated by 
Mr. Mahon, due upon account of his said 
claims the sum of 



8 



* Making together the sum of £4,232 17 
* From which is to be deducted several 
sums due by millers remaining in the 
factors' hands and which Mr. Mahon 
proposes to accept of for so much, taking 
upon himself to collect and allow the sum 
of 1154 2 8 



£3,078 IB 



Bum. 



CUim. 



Rent. 



Lease. 



Matters in 
contest 



Proposi- 
tion. 
Com- 
pliance. 



*Mr. Mahon then proposed to accept of the sum^.s^ft. 
£1,B00, together with the said sum of £1,1B4 2s. 8d. in 
the said factors' hands, in lieu and full satisfaction of 
his said claim of £4,232 17s. 8d. and of all claims 
and demands whatsoever against the city on account 
thereof or otherwise howsoever to the present time, to 
pay the rent reserved by his lease for the time past, 
upon being allowed the said £1,B00, and futurely to 
pay the same according to the covenants of his said 
lease without any claim or deduction whatsoever, the 
city on their part relinquishing any "claim to interest 
arising upon the bonds now due for securing the said 
rent. 

* Your memorialists after very mature deliberation 
weighing and considering the several matters in 
contest, to avoid a tedious and expensive attendance 
on the said referees,, whose determination it is 
impossible to foretell and to put an end to the business, 
do unanimously recommend that the said proposition 
be complied with, but before your memorialists (on 



DUBLm ASSEMBLY ROLL, 1781. 219 

BoUxzitLA. your behalf) would accede thereto, they wished to have mi. 
their conduct sanctified by your honours' approbation/ 

Ordered, that the managers in the foregoing memorial order, 
mentioned be and are hereby empowered to consent that 
the referees therein mentioned do award the sum of Award. 
jei,500, to be allowed- out of the rent due by him, the 
said Timothy Mahon to receive and collect the sum uahon. 
of £1,1&4 2s. 8d. in the factors' hands or so much 
thereof as can be got for his own use, the same to be 
in full of all claims and demands against the city, as claims. 
in the said memorial is expressed, that mutual releases itei^^Mes. 
be given by the city to the said Timothy Mahon and 
by the said Timothy Mahon to the city, and it is further 
ordered, that the referees' award be made an order of ^Jj^ ^' 
his majesty's court of king's bench. 

[16.] Alderman Henry Hart, praying to be continued Hart. 
Ballast Master of the port and harbour of Dublin : 
whereupon it was agreed, that the within named 
alderman Henry Hart be and is hereby elected Ballast gjjjjj* 
Master and treasurer to the Ballast Office of the port 
of Dublin for one year ending next Michaelmas 
assembly 1782, at the annual salary of £160, he giving saiary. 
such security for the faithful discharge of said office 
and also for his accounting justly for all such sums of 
money as he shall receive from time to time, as shall 
be approved of by the Lord Mayor and Sheriffs, said 
security to be entered into in ten days from this date security. 
or this order to be void. 

[16.] Certain of the commons, for freedom to Robert Fnmohiee. 
Brooke, esquire, in consideration of his great services Brooke, 
rendered by him to this kingdom by his particular 
attention to the improvement of the cotton manufacture cotton 

*^ iDanuiac- 

thereof : whereupon it was granted unanimously, *"^- 
according to the prayer of the petition. 

[17.] Certain of the commons, for freedom to John Franchise. 
Westlake, the rather at the request of Patrick Bride, weetiiike. 



111.55. 



220 



DUBLIN ASSEMBLY ROLL, 1781 



1781. 
Order. 



Brown ley. 
Canipbell, 
deceased. 

Castle 
street. 
Lease. 



Taylor. 
Lambert. 
Grand 
juries. 



Paymeut. 



Mountain. 
City music. 

Paymeut. 



Purcell, 
clerk to 
commons. 



Payment. 



Osbrey, 

City 

Marshal. 



esquire, late one of the High Sheriffs: whereupon it bou xxiii.i.. 
was granted gratis, pursuant to the prayer of the 
petition. 

[18.] Martin Brownley, executor of the last will and 
testament of David Campbell, deceased, praying a 
renewal of a piece of ground in Castle street by adding 
the life of his royal highness the bishop of Osnaburgh 
in the place and stead of the said David Campbell: 
whereupon it was granted, pursuant to the prayer of 
the petition. 

[19.] Benjamin Taylor and John Lambert, praying 
usual allowance for attending grand juries and 
summoning prosecutors in cases of felony for half a 
year : whereupon it was ordered, that the city treasurer 
do, on the Lord Mayor's warrant, pay the petitioners 
the sum of £22 16s., in consideration of their trouble 
in summoning prosecutors, etc., pursuant to the above 
petition, the same to be allowed the treasurer in his 
accounts. 

[20.] Henry Mountain, on behalf of himself and the 
rest of the city music, to be paid for three quarter's 
attendance: whereupon it was ordered, that the city , 
treasurer do, on the Lord Mayor's warrant, pay the 
petitioner £45, sterling, in full to the 29th day of 
September last, the same to be allowed in his accounts. 

[21.] John Purcell, clerk to the sheriffs and commons, 
praying usual allowance: whereupon it was ordered, 
that the city treasurer do, on the Lord Mayors 
warrant, pay the petitioner twenty guineas, the same 
to be allowed in his accounts. 

[22.] William Osbrey, praying to be continued m. 65 6. 
Marshal of the city of Dublin: whereupon it was 
ordered, that the said William Osbrey be and is hereby 
continued Marshal keeper of the city of Dublin during 
the city's pleasure, not exceeding one year ending 
Michaelmas assembly 1782,. with all the just fees and 



DUBLIN ASSEMBLY EOLL, 1781 221 

Sou 2xiii.A. perquisites belonging to said employment and that the itbi. 
petitioner shall be bound in a bond of £3,000 and find 
three sureties, each to be bound in separate bonds of sarcues 
£1,000, for indemnifying the city from all escapes and 
for the due execution of said employment, that he shall 
on Monday in every week make and return a list on List. 
oath of every person in his custody upon any action, 
or execution, or other process whatsoever from the city 
or Tholsel court, distinguishing at whose suit such ^Jjjj*^' 
person or persons was or were committed, and when 
and where and by whom discharged, and whether 
such person hath been kept in actual custody or not, 
said security to be aj)proved of by the Lord Mayor 
and Sheriffs and entered into in one week from this 
day or this order for continuing the petitioner to be 
void. 

[23.] Peter Friell, praying aid : whereupon it was Piieii. 
ordered, that the within named Peter Friell be paid Q«int 
the sum of £60 sterling, out of the Ballast Office fund, 
the same to be allowed in the Ballast ( )ffice accounts. 

[24.] George Pallin, praying to be continued Serjeant ^"J^f^^t^t 
at mace : whereupon it was ordered, that the within '"'»*^®- 
named George Pallin be and is hereby continued one 
of the Serjeants at mace during the city's pleasure, not 
exceeding one year ending next Michaelmas assembly 
m 54. 1782, he giving such security for the faithful discharge 
of the duties of said office and redelivery of the silver 
mace, as the Lord Mayor and Sheriffs shall approve 
of, said security to be entered into in one month from 
this date or this order for continuing the petitioner to 
be void. 

[2B.] William Eustace, praying to be continued one ^^?^*'j^^ 
of the Serjeants at mace, like order. °^•• 

[26.] John Waller, one of the city beadlea, praying waiier. 
usual allowances to enable him to pay the rent of his ^^^lo- 
room : whereupon it was ordered, that the city treasurer 



222 DUBLIN ASSEMBLY ROLL, 1781. 

Ivrneut ^^' ^^ *^^ ^^^ Mayor's warrant, pay the petitioner »i>u«ii« a. 
£4 sterling, to enable him to pay the rent of a room, 
the same to be allowed in his accounts. 

[27.] The report of the committee of directors of the 
offlc"^ Ballast Office to the general assembly, the 17th of 

October, 1781. 

Report « Your Committee, since their last report to your 

aiSbards. honours, continue the repairs of the piles and gabbards 

New wall, and also the building of the new wall, they wished to 

have completed before this time the 300 feet, which 

have been carrying on this some time past, but were 

not able to effect it, on account of a difficulty of 

procuring mountain stones, they will take care to have 

such part as will not be shortly completed sufficiently 

secured against receiving any damage during the 

winter. 

* As we presume your honours will think proper to 

Sl?*^nt! ^PP^y ^^^ ^ parliamentary grant the present session, 

Petition, we beg your honours will make an order, that a petition 

citjTMai. be prepared by Mr. Eecorder, put under the city seal, 

and presented to the honourable house of commons for 

further aid towards carrying on the Ballast Office wall. 

There is £910, of the last parliamentary grant 

remaining unpaid. 

' Your committee beg leave to acquaint your honours, 
that they have received a petition from John Saunders, 
setting forth that he was above forty years employed 
in the works of this office, first as a sawyer till about 
fourteen months ago, when his sight began to fail him 
insomuch that he could not descry the lines and then 
was under the necessity of working as a labourer at 
the piles until the month of July last, that he is now 
totally deprived of sight and praying that we would 
Grant. grant him a weekly sum for the support of himself 

and family, we ordered him five shillings for one week m-su. 
since receiving petition and we humbly recommend that 



Saun<Ien, 
nwyer. 



DUBLIN ASSEMBLY ROLL, 178 L. 223 

S! M^**'^ your honours, in consideration of his long services and itsi. 
present deplorable situation, will empower us to pay 
him a like sum weekly during your honours' pleasure. 

' An abstract of the cash is hereunto annexed, which casii. 
we have examined and find there is a balance of 
£5,671 Is. 9^d., on the Ballast Office fund, from which 
deducting £6,407 Os. lid., over paid on the account 
of the public money, the balance in the hands of alder- Balance, 
man Henry Hart, Ballast Master, is £264 Os. lOJd. Hart. 
* Signed by eight of the committee.' 
19th of October, 1781. — Granted, the committee's order, 
report confirmed, and made an act of assembly, and 
the committee continued and to proceed as they shall 
think proper and that a petition be prepared by Petition. 
Mr. Recorder, put under the city seal, and presented 
to the honourable house of commons for aid towards Aid. 
carrying on the Ballast Office wall. wau. 

"**^- State of the Ballast Office accounts from the 18th Baiia^t 

Office 

July, 1781, inclusive, to the 17th of October, 1 781 , «c«>«>*t«- 
exclusive. 



Ballast Office, Dr. 
To balance of Inst quarter's abRtract 


£ s. d. 

... 5225 5 11^ 


To cash received since 


... 1279 7 2 




£6,504 13 H 


Per contra^ Cr. 
By cash paid for raising ballast 


£ 8. d. 

... 233 


By cash paid for repairing the piles 


... 128 6 


By cash paid salaries 


... 145 


By cash paid for account of gabbards 


... 151 7 10 


By cash paid rent and contingencies 


... 152 13 2 


By cash paid for account of the lighthouse 


... 11 9 10 


By cash paid interest 


... 12 


By balance 


... 5(J71 1 9^ 




£6,604 U 1^ 


Ballast Office for the public money, Dr. 






£ 1. d. 


To 


- 



224 



DUBLIN ASSEMBLY ROLL, 1781-1782. 



1781. 

Ballast 

Office 

accoimts 



By cash expended this quarter 





Boll xxiii.A 


Per contra, Cr. 


m.53. 
£ 1. A, 


ter'B abstract 


... 4077 3 8 


... 


... 420 17 3 




£5,407 on 



* Francis Fetherston, Locum Tenens. — Philip 
Crampton. — Anthony King. — ^Nathaniel Warren. — 
James Horan. — Thomas Greene. — John Rose. — George 
Sutton. — ^Thomas Emerson.' 

Franchise. 1781. Octobor 19. — AdmissioHS to franchise. 

K"™' 1781. October 19.— Declaration and signatures. c.a 



F.E. 
B.10(S. 



1782. 



Auditors of 

city 

accounts. 



Newgate 
gaol. 



Corn- 
market, 
New Gate 

Sailed 
own. 



Resolution 
agreed to. 



Map of 
ground. 



Gaol. 



1782. January 18. — Fourth Friday after the 26th m.oa. 
of December, 1781. 

[1.] Auditors of the city accounts for the last year or 
any nine of them. 

Lord Mayor, Sheriffs, masters of the works, aldermen 
Crampton, sir Thomas Blackall, Lightbume, Dunn, 
Hamilton, Alcock, Alexander, Rose, Sutton, messieurs 
Robert Smith, M*Cready, Kirkchaflfer, Witherington, 
Mallan, Finn, Pentland, Lord, Perrin, Powell, Green, 
Arnold, M'Laughlin, Fleming, Sleater, H. G. Sankey, 
Loyd, Box well. 

[2.] ** Resolved unanimously, that it is the opinion of 
the Sheriffs and Commons that the old building at 
Cornmarket, commonly called New Gate, should be 
immediately pulled down, the same being a nuisance, 
and that a message be sent to the Lord Mayor and 
Board of Aldermen requesting their concurrence there- 
with." 

The Lord Mayor and Board of Aldermen agree with 
the Sheriffs and Commons in the above resolution, and 
that a map or survey of the said ground be forthwith 
made and lodged in the Town Clerk's offioe, in. order 
to ascertain the site of the present gaol and such part 



III. 




'*^ '-^ 



DUBLIN ASSEMBLY ROLL, 1782. 225 

S^a^**"*** ^^ t^^ city ©state as lies adjacent thereto, to delineate i782. 
on the map what part may be proper to be pulled down, Map. 
and the committee appointed to inspect city leases near 
expiring be and are hereby authorized to publish puiiing 
advertizements for the pulling down and purchasing °^*"^' 
the materials of said gaol, that they do receive proposals 
for that purpose and report their proceedings to the 
next quarter assembly. 

in.69 6. [3.] " Resolved, that the freedom of this city granted Fwnchise. 

last assembly to the right honourable the Earl of gj;^^. 
Momington be engrossed, put under the city seal, and *^'** 
presented to him in the most respectful manner." 

The Lord Mayor and Board of Aldermen request 
the concurrence of the Sheriffs and Commons in the ^ °^"' 
above resolution: — ^Allowed. 

[4.] Certain of the commons, to reimburse the late 
Lord Mayor his expenses in providing horses and SjJr. 
servants for the state coach : whereupon it was ordered], ^J 
the city treasurer do, on the Lord Mayor's warrant, 
pay alderman Killner Swettenham, late Lord Mayor, ®'^®***"" 



the sum of £60, for the purpose above mentioned, the Payment 
same to be allowed in his accounts. 

[6.] Certain of the commons, setting forth that the 
committee appointed for examining tradesmen's bills S^^rwus. 
have made the annexed report of the 18th day of 
January, 1782. 

* We inform your honours, that we met on the lith Report, 
day of December last and very carefully examined the 
following bills, that is to say : Biiie. 

£ 8. d. 
' Thomas Todd Faulkner's two bills, one 
for printing and stationery 
the other for advertizing 

* Stephen Gordon's bill for ironmonger's 
work 

VOL. xm. 



163 


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226 DTTBLIN ASSEHBLT ROLL, 1782. 

'Thomas Mathew*s bill for maps and 
surveys 

' Benjamin Eaton's bill for carpenter's 
work 

'John Armitt's bill for newspapers ... 

* Isaac Poole's bill for tin work 

* Thomas Russell's bill, paper stainer 
'George Stephenson's bill for 

' William M^Cready's bill for 

' Samuel Read's bill for 

' John Russell's bill for lighting globes 



'Which said several bills, we are of opinion shall 
PftTment. be forthwith paid to the said several persons, (except 
Mr. Mathew's bill, which we recommend be paid him, 
upon his delivering up the book of maps of this city.) 

' Your committee further beg leave to inform your 

honours, that they are of opinion your honours ought 

Wj2^ not in future be at any expense in lighting the globes 

Bmax on Essex bridge, but that the same should be done at 

lnrldg«. 

the expense of the parishes of Saint Mary and Samt 

John, all which is submitted to your honours as our 

report.' 
Order. It was thcreupou granted, the committee's report 

confirmed and made an act of assembly, and the 
^^ committee continued, and that the lamps on Essex 
oit?** bridge be lighted at the expense of the city as usual, 
expenses. jg j Q^j^^j^ q{ |.Jjq commous. Setting forth that the 

committee heretofore appointed for setting the cleansing 
«d of the streets, beams and scales have made the annexed 



scales. 

report of the 18th January instant. 
Report * We inform your honours, that on the 30th day of 

October last, we met pursuant to advertizement and 
Public cant proceeded to set by public cant to highest and 



DT7BLIN ASSEMBLY ROLL, 1782. 227 

m**«"****^* fairest bidder for one year from the Ist day of iTsa. 

November last, the several beams and scales, except ^^« *"* 
the scales on the granary, and several persons having 
appeared and bid on the said cant, and Mr. Timothy Mahon. 
Mahon having bid the sum of JB360, sterling, and no 
person having bid so much, we thereupon declared him 
the highest bidder and the taker thereof and that Mr. 
Mahon paid down the said sum of £360, pursuant to Payment. 
the terms of the advertizement, all which is submitted 
to your honours as our report.' 

Whereupon it was granted, the committee's report order, 
confirmed and made an act of assembly, and the com- 
mittee continued. 

[7.] Benjamin Taylor and John Lambert, setting gjioi^^ 
m. 68 k. forth that the committee appointed to conduct the city '^Sks, 
law business to whom their petition was referred, have 
made the annexed report of the 9th day of January, 
178a. 

* We, the committee to whom the petition of the Report. 
Town Clerks was referred, inform your honours, 
that we met on the 9tK day of January instant 
for the purpose of examining their accounts and 
are of opinion that said accounts amounting toAcoounu. 
JB430 6s., for business done and money expended 
by them from the 1st day of June, 1780, to this day 
is a reasonable, just, and proper charge. That it 
appeared to us, that there is due by the said Benjamin 
Taylor and John Lambert for the rent of the Tholsel JJ^*^^. 
office the sum of £150, to and for the 29th day at 
September last, and also that they have received for 
freemen's fines, etc., the sum of £42 8s. 4d., both of Freemen's 

fines. 

which last mentioned sums being deducted from the 
said £430 6s., leaves a balance due to the said Benjamin 
Taylor and John Lambert of the sum of £237 17s. 8d., 
which we are of opinion and do recommend be paid to p»3inent. 
them.' 



228 DtTBLIN ASSEMBLY ROLL, 1782 

1788. Whereupon it was granted, the committee's report ^l^"??"'* 

confirmed and made an act of assembly. 
FnaehiM. [8.] Certain of the commons, for freedom to Lord 
bJJ^ob. Rawdon: whereupon it was granted unanimously 

gratis, according to the prayer of the petition, to be 
atj seal, engrossed, put under the city seal, and presented in the 

most honourable manner, at the request of the Sheriffs 

and Commons. 
Franchise. [9.] Certain of the commons, for freedom to William 
Tbompaon. Thompsou, the rather at the request of the late Lord m. 67. 

Mayor: whereupon it was granted, pursuant to the 

prayer of the petition. 
GoniM. [10.] Henry Gonne, gentleman, praying to be paid 

SwJJiS. s^^ years' interest on six debentures for the sum of 

£100 each : whereupon it was granted, pursuant to the 

prayer of the petition, 
aiadweu. [H.] Richard Gladwell, secretary of the commis- 
FajSS'it sioners for paving, to be paid £300, for one year's 

composition for paving, ending the 12th December last : 

whereupon it was granted, pursuant to the prayer of 

the petition. 
Mahon. [12.] Timothy Mahon, gentleman, to be paid £60, to 

enable him to pay the remaining demands for erecting 
on ci^"** * ^^^^ house on the canal : whereupon it was ordered, 

that the city treasurer do, on the Lord Mayor's warrant, 
Payment, pay Timothy Mahon the sum of £50, in full of all 

present and future demands for building the toll house, 

the same to be allowed the treasurer in his accounts, 

and that the said house now in the possession of the 
^^jj said Timothy Mahon be used by him until his lease 
eoBtoms. Qf |.j^g jQjjg g^j^^ customs expfres and then to be delivered 

up by him to the city in tenantable order and condition. 
Frances [13.] Frauces Joues, praying to be appointed weigh- 

Jone^ 

weigi^ mistress of the crane on Usher's quay, in the room of 
James Jones, deceased : whereupon it was ordered, that 
the within named Frances Jones be and is hereby 



DUBLIN ASSEMBLY ROLL, 1782. 229 

BoUxniLA. appointed craner of the crane on Usher's quay during i782. 
good behaviour, agreeable to act of parliament, that quV* 
she have an appointment under the city seal and enter 
into a bond before the Lord Mayor with sufficient 
security conditioned for the true and faithful execution secunty. 
of her office, that the said Frances Jones do at her 
own expense provide a convenient weigh-house and also jj^^^" 
beams, scales, weights, branding irons, and other ^^ 
necessaries and that the place for keeping such weigh- ^«*»^**- 
house shall be approved of by the Lord Mayor. 

m,67*. [14.] Certain of the commons, setting forth that the 

committee heretofore appointed for better supplying the 
city of Dublin with pipe water have made the annexed ^tJ!^ 
report of 14th day of January, 1782. 

* We inform your honours, that we have attended Report 
very carefully to the business to us committed 
since our last report, on the 29th day of October 
last we met, when the valuators appointed by act of JajnAtioa 
assembly to value such new houses, as were not ^°"»«»- 
heretofore valued for ministers' or workhouse money, Ministers' 

•^ ' money. 

laid before your committee a report of their several 
valuations, with which we agreed and ordered that 
Mr. Cave supervisor of the pipe water works should cave. 
charge the several houses mentioned in said valuators* 
report with the several rates therein set down from the Rates. 
20th October aforesaid, being the day of signing such 
report. That being applied to, to remit the pipe water 
tax of the charity school and alms house belonging to ^^ty'* 
the corporation of weavers, we accordingly ordered that S^cuoiis 

house 

the charity school and alms house should be exempt exempt 
in future from payment of*the pipe water tax,, and on 
the 12th day of November last upon the like application 
by petition from the corporation of tailors, we ordered 
that in future the tailors' hall in Back lane should be Jwiors 
exempt from the payment of pipe water tax. That exei^tT* 
having ordered the several collectors to return to your 



230 DUBLIN ASSEMBLY BOLL, 1782. 

1782. committee on or before the Ist of January instant, a ^J*^^"*' 

Arrears list of the Several arrears due in their respective 
divisions, which order having been complied with, we 
SSiST ^*v® appointed several gentlemen of the common 
ParishM. council iu the different parishes to go with the collectors 

collectors. * ^ 

of each division, in order that we may come at the 
knowledge of such parts of said arrears as may be 

Paving bui. collectable and such as are insolvent. That the bill 
lately brought into parliament for paving contains 
several clauses, which if carried into a law, will tend 
very much to injure the pipe water works.' 

Older. It was thereupon granted, the committee's report 

confirmed and made an act of assembly, and the 
committee continued to proceed as they shall think 
proper, and that the committee appointed to conduct 
the city's business in parliament be authorized to give 

^pp^»"^- every opposition in their power to the bill lately brought 

PtfUament. iuto parliament for paving, so far as the same may 
in any manner tend to prejudice the pipe water works 

Loans. o^ the city revenue, and that the sum of £2,000, be m. g6. 
raised on the pipe water fund for the purpose of 

Works. carrying on the works, and the further sum of £3,000, 
on the city's estate, in order partly to pay the several 

Debts. debts due by the city, said several sums to be raised 

Bonds, at legoi interest on bonds of £600, each. 

Eagar, [IB.] Francis Eagar, granary keeper, praying to be 

fMper. continued and to be reinstated in the apartments usually 
held by former granary keepers: whereupon it was 
ordered, that the within named Francis Eagar do have 
the same apartments in the market house that were 

dS^lJk. held by Mr. Bently, late granary keeper, during his 
continuance in said employment. 

Koe, gaolers [16.] Henry and George Roe, praying to be continued 
gaolers : whereupon it was ordered, that the within 
named Henry Roe be continued gaoler of Newgate for 
one year ending next Christmas assembly 1783, and 



DXTBLIN ASSEMBLY EOLL, 1782. 231 

Bou zziii.A. that George Boe his son be appointed assistant gaoler ^^si. 

to the said Henry Roe during the city's pleasure, not noimof 
exceeding one year, provided the said Henry Boe lives 
so long, and provided also that the said George Boe 
constantly resides in the said gaol during the time 
aforesaid, upon giving such security for indemnifying 
the city from all escapes and for the faithful discharge 
of the duties of that office, as the Lord Mayor and 
Sheriffs shall approve, said security to be entered into 
in ten days from the date hereof or this order for 
continuing the petitioners to be void, and in such case 
the Lord Mayor be requested to convene a post assembly 
to appoint a proper person to be gaoler of Newgate in 
the room of the said Henry Boe. 

[17.] George Gee, praying to be paid the sum of o^. 
£30 14s. 7d., for drawing rubbish from Saint Stephen's Bnbbbii. 
Green : whereupon it was ordered, that the city treasurer Stephen's 
do, on the Lord Mayor's warrant, pay the petitioner Pnyment 
£16 7s., upon his giving a receipt in full for his charges 
in the within petition mentioned. 

[18.] Thomas Knox, mace bearer and officer of ^^J;"'*^ 
commons, praying to be continued at his augmented 
salary : whereupon it was granted, according to the stdiy. 
prayer of the petition for one year ending next 
Christmas assembly 1783. 

[IP.] Ann Heatly, widow sister of Doctor Lucas, Hg^. 
praying aid : whereupon it was ordered, that the city 
treasurer do, on the Lord Mayor's warrant, pay the onut. 
petitioner ten guineas. 

[20.] Eobert Hargrave, praying to be continued one Hargi»t«. 
of the Serjeants at mace: whereupon it was ordered, 
that the above named Bobert Hargrave be and is hereby 
continued one of the Serjeants at mace for the baid city 
during the city's pleasure^ not exceeding one year ending 
next Christmas assembly 1783, he giving such security 
for the faithful discharge of the duties of said office 



B.66fr. 



232 



DUBLIN ASSEMBLY BOLL, 1782. 



17m. 

SiWer 



Chxiatian. 
Qnut. 

Uiithewi. 
PiiTeiiiento. 

FByment. 



Ballast 
Office. 



Report. 
WalL 



Files. 
Oabbardii. 



Honneof 

commons. 

Orders for 

accounts 

aud 

estimates. 



Catth. 
Balance. 



and redelivery of the silver mace, as the Lord Mayor ^nx^.k. 
and Sheriffs shall approve of, said security to be entered 
into in one month from this date or this order for 
continuing the petitioner to be void. 

[21.] Francis Christian, praying aid: whereupon it 
was ordered, that the city treasurer do, on the Lord 
Mayor's warrant, pay the petitioner £6. 

[22.] Robert Mathews, praying to be continued for 
his attendances, inspector of pavements, nuisances: 
whereupon it was ordered, that the city treasurer do, 
on the Lord Mayor's warrant, pay the petitioner the 
sum of £5. 

[23.] The report of the committee of directors of the 
Ballast Office to the general assembly, the 16th of 
January, 1782. 

* Your committee, since their last report to your 
honours, secured the part of the wall which is not 
finished in such manner as to prevent its receiving any 
damage during the winter, and have the pleasure of 
acquainting you, that it has not received any injury, 
notwithstanding the very tempestuous weather there has 
been for some time past. 

' We have also continued the repairs of the piles and 
gabbards and the other business of the office, the piles 
have received some damage by the late storms, which 
we will have made good as soon as possible. 

* The house of commons having made five orders ». «5. 
relative to the office (copies of which are hereunto 
annexed) requiring several accounts and estimates to 

be laid before them, we will take care they shall be 
complied with as soon as the house meets after the 
present recess. 

* An abstract of the cash is hereunto annexed, which 
we have examined and find there is a balance of 
£5,764 6s. 8d., on the Ballast Office fund, from which 
deducting £5,545 3s. 0^., overpaid on account of the 



DUBLIN ASSEMBLY BOLL, 



1782. 



233 



BoU 
111.65 



public money, the balance in the hands of alderman n» 
Henry Hart, Ballast Master, is £219 2s. T^d., all which Hart, 
is humbly submitted to your honours. 

* Signed by seven of the committee.' 

18th January, 1782. 

Granted, the commiteee's report confirmed and made order, 
an act of assembly and the committee continued and 
to proceed as they -shall think proper and that they 
do forthwith prepare the several accounts and estimates ^JJ^^ 
required by parliament and lay the same before the PMiiftment. 
post assembly to be convened for that purpose, before 
the same shall be returned to the house of commons. 

State of the Ballast Office accounts from the 17th ^^ 
October, 1781, inclusive to the 16th day of January, •^^^ 
1782, exclusive. 



m. 65 b. 



Ballast Office, Dr. 



To bttlanoe o( last quartef s abstract 
To cash received since 



Per contra, Cr. 

By cash paid f or raisinff ballast 

By cash paid for repairing the piles 

By cash paid salaries 

By cash paid for acooont of gabbards 

By cash paid rent and contingencies 

By cash paid for account of the lighthouse 

By cash paid interest 

By balance 



£ 


s. 


d. 


6671 


1 


H 


MS 


2 


8 


£6,616 


4 


64 


£ 


s. 


d. 


184 14 


4 


90 


2 


6 


145 








88 


5 


2 


107 16 


3 


. 119 


1 


6i 


U7 








5764 


6 


8 


£6,616 


4 


6* 



Ballast Office for the public money, Dr. 



£ a d. 



To 



Per contra, Or. 

By cash ever SKpended per last quartet's abstract 
By cash expended since on the wall 



£ 


s. d. 


6m 


11 


138 


2 li 



£6^ 8 04 



Ofioe. 



234 DITBLIN ASSEMBLY BOLL, 1782. 

H^M of " House of Commons' orders relative to the Ballast J;^^;"*-^ 
cotmjom' Qflj^g accounts and estimates required by parliament. 

** Martis 26° die Deoembris, 1781. m.64. 

1. " Ordered, that the proper officer do lay before this 
Account, house, B, particular account of the produce of the funds 

of the Ballast Office for the last twenty years under 
their several heads as granted by the several acts of 
parliament. 

2. " Ordered, that the proper officer do lay before this 
oA^. house, a list of the officers employed by the Lord Mayor, 

Sheriffs, commons, and citizens of the city of Dublin, 
for the execution of the several branches of the Ballast 

AUow!^ce«. Office, with all salaries and allowances given to every 
of them respectively out of the produce of the duties 
vested in the said Ballast Office, and if the said officers 
have any other salaries or allowances given them out 
of any other fund, that such salaries or allowances be 
also separately specified with the fund out of which 
they are granted. 

Account. 3. " Ordered, that the proper officer do lay before this 
house, an account of the amount of money expended in 

South waij. carrying on and completing that part of the south wall 

Lighthouse, lying between the lighthouse and the west point next 
the piles. 

4. ** Ordered, that the proper officer do lay before this 
Account, liouse, an account of the amount of money expended in 
South wau. carrying on and completing that part of the south wall 
Bingseud. betwocn Eings End and the east point near Pidgeon's 

Kdgeon's HoUSC. 
Houm. 

5. " Ordered, that the proper officer do lay before this 
house an account of the number of yards which yet 

South wau remain unbuilt of the south wall from the east point of a.«k. 

unbuilt. * 

the wall near the Pidgeon House to the west point of 

the wall extending from the lighthouse to the piles, with 

Estimate of an estimate of the expense of building and completing 

the same. 

" Thomas Ellis, Cler : Pari : Dom : Com : '' 



DUBLIN ASSEMBLY BOLL, 1782. 235 



RooxziiiA. 1782. January 18. — Admissions to franchise. S2ichi.e. 

g;i*- 1782. January 18.— Declaration and signatures. gS!*™' 



m.M». 



■1.63.: 



1782. March 20.— Post Assembly. 

[1.] Certain of the commons, to oppose the paving bill STrnJlS?" 
before the privy council: whereupon it was granted, 
according to the prayer of the above petition. 

[2.] "Resolved, that it be an instruction to the 
committee appointed to conduct the city's business in &*^n^in 
parliament to enquire and report to a post or the next p«"»™«»*- 
quarter assembly, if any and what improvement may 
be made in the police of this city." citypoUce 

[3.1 Certain of the commons, to oppose the police bill oppo«itioii 
before the privy council : whereupon it was granted, ^^ 
according to the prayer of the above petition. 

1782. March 26.— Post Assembly. 

[1.] " We, the Lord Mayor and Board of Aldermen of Nomination 
the city of Dublin,have this day nominated and returned »»denn»n. 
from amongst the Sheriffs' Peers, Henry Gore Sankey 
of Grafton street, John Exshaw of Dame street, Patrick 
M*Laughlin of Francis street, and William Worthington 
of Usher's quay, as fit persons to serve in the place of 
alderman of the city and do hereby return the names 
with the additions of the said persons to you the Sheriffs 
and Commons of the said city, in order to your electing 
one of the said four persons an alderman of the said 
city in the room of alderman Francis Fetherston^ Fethewton, 

deceased. 

deceased. 

" John Darragh, Lord Mayor." 

[2.] " We, the Sheriffs and Commons of the city of 
Dublin, have this day elected by ballot from among Election, 
the four Sheriffs* Peers returned to this house by the 
Lord Mayor and Board of Aldermen, John Exshaw, ^^^ 
esquire, stationer, of Dame street, to the place of an loSSSJIS: 



236 DUBLIN ASSEMBLY KOLL, 1782. 

1788. alderman of the said city, in the room of alderman ^^'Jjj^*^"-*- 

d<^wl^' Francis Fetherston, deceased. 

"James Campbell, David Dick, Sheriffs." 

[3.] Certain of the commons, to appoint an alderman 

oommittee. to be of the pilot Committee in the room of alderman 

Francis Fetherston, deceased: whereupon it was 

ifilSSS^S'' granted, and that alderman William Alexander be of 

the committee in the room of the said Francis 

Fetherston. 

1782. March 28.— Post Assembly. 

[1.] The Lord Mayor and Board of Aldermen having 

reason to believe that two bills which have lately passed 
Paling wii. ^^^ house of commons, " intitled the police bill and 
Chartered paving bill," materially attack the chartered rights of 
BrtSin. ^^is city, are likely to be transmitted to Great Britain, 

in order to their being passed into laws, have 

unanimously judged it necessary and expedient that 
J^^** immediate directions be given to a proper person in 
Opposition. London to oppose by every legal and possible means 

the passage of the said bills before the king in council 
Expense, ef Great Britain, at an expense not exceeding £B00, 

to which resolution they desire the concurrence of the 

Sheriffs and Commons. 
M^feto |-2.] "Resolved, that a message be sent to the Lord 
Biayor. Mayor and Board of Aldermen to request they will 
Agent. concur with this house in appointing a proper person 
SRSSli.**^" to assist in conducting the opposition of the said bills 
Great in Great Britain and that the parliamentaiV committee 

Britain. tr ^ 

be empowered to appoint such proper person to conduct 
the business." 
With which resolution the Lord Mayor and Board of 
Concur- Aldermen concur. 

* John Darragh. — ^Philip Crampton. — ^Edward Sankey. 
— ^Thomas Blackall. — ^Willoughby Lightbume. — George 
AJcook. — Thomas Grewie. — James Hamilton.-^Henry 



rence. 



DTTBLIN ASSEMBLY ROLL, 1782. 237 

Bonxxiii-A. Bevan. — ^Nathaniel Warren. — ^Killner Swettenham. — ^^^ 

m. 63, 

James Koran.' 

"i.75. 1782. April 12.— Second Friday after Easter.^ 

[1.] "We, the Lord Mayor and Board of Aldermen SSP""***' 
of the city of Dublin, have this day elected alderman **^*"* 
Nathaniel Warren to serve in the place or office of Lord 
Mayor of the said city for the ensuing year commencing 
from Michaelmas next and do hereby return the said 
Nathaniel Warren to you the Sheriffs and Commons 
of the said city for your approbation. 

" John Darragh, Lord Mayor." 
"We, the Sheriffs and Commons of the city of 
Dublin in common council assembled, have this day 
by ballot approved of alderman Nathaniel Warren to warren. 

Lord 

serve in the office of Lord Mayor of the said city for Mayor, 
the ensuing year, commencing Michaelmas next. 

" James Campbell, David Dick, Sheriffs," 
[2.] " We, the Sheriffs and Commons of the common Nomination 

for 

council of the city of Dublin, have this day by ballot sheriffs, 
nominated the following eight freemen of the said city 
or the liberties thereto adjoining, each of them worth 
in real and personal estate in possession the sum of 
m-75ft. £2,000, sterling, over and above all their just debts, 
that is to say, Benjamin Smith of Bride street 
merchant, Patrick Ewing of James's street merchant, 
Alexander Kirkpatrick of Merchants' quay merchant, 
John Carleton of Eustace street merchant, John Patrick 
of Abbey street merchant, Benjamin Gault of Mary's 
abbey merchant, Samuel Bead of Cook street carpenter, 
and Joseph Hone junior of Summerhill weaver, as fit 
persons to serve in the office of Sheriffs of the said 
city, and do hereby return the names with the 
additions of the said eight persons to you the Lord 
Mayor and aldermen of the said city, in order to your 

1 Easter day, 81 March, 1782. 



238 DUBLIN ASSEMBLY ROLL, 1782. 

electing two of the said persons to be Sheriffs of the J*^^"-^ 

said city for the ensuing year commencing Michaelmas 

next. 

" James Campbell, David Dick, Sheriffs." 

"We, the Lord Mayor and Board of Aldermen of 
Biecuon. the city of Dublin, have this day elected by ballot 
CMieton. John Carleton of Eustace street merchant, and Samuel 
^"^ Read of Cook street carpenter, out of the eight persons 

returned to us by the Sheriffs and Commons, as fit to 
sheriib. serve in the office of Sheriffs of the said city for the 

ensuing year commencing from Michaelmas next. 
" John Darragh, Lord Mayor." 
5SS."" [^'1 " Resolved unanimously, that the members of the m. 74. 

JJSSSSut House of Commons are the representatives of and derive 
JSJSe.'^™ their power solely from the people and that a denial 

of the preposition by them would be to abdicate the 

representation. 
?friSSl^ "Resolved unanimously, that we conceive that the 

people of this country are now called upon to declare 

that the King, Lords, and Commons of Lnoland are 

the only power competent to make laws to bind this 

kingdom. 
ttJJnr"**' " Resolved unanimously, that we hope and expect 
PATiiament. g^^j^ declarations of rights from our representatives 
Support, in parliament and that we will support them with 

our lives and fortunes in whatever measure may be 

necessary to render such declaration an effectual 

security. 
Manufao- " Rosolvod unauimously, that the present critical and 
irafand! declining state of the manufactures of Ireland requires 

the particular attention of the legislature, 
panted. " Resolved, that a copy of the above be presented 

to our worthy representatives in parliament, sir Samuel 
SSJieJ^*' Bradstreet, knight, and Travers Hartley, esquire. 

" Resolved, that the said resolutions be published in 
^pen. the public papers." 



DUBLnf ASSEMBLY ROLL, 1782. 239 

M mii.A. rpjj^ Ijord Mayor and Board of Aldermen unani- JJ^ ^ 
mously agree with the Sheriffs and Commons in the 
foregoing resolutions and that the same be three times 
published in the Dublin Journal only. joJSii. 

[4.] ''Besolved, that a message be sent to the other 
house, requesting their concurrence in an opposition to tJfBii!****" 
the bill, in which is introduced a clause for the purpose 
of altering the Ballast Office committee in both houses SifSSf"*^' 
of parliament." M>mmittee. 

The Board of Aldermen agree to the within resolution Apwed to. 
and resolved that it be referred to the parliamentary 
committee to make such opposition to the said bill, as 
they may think necessary. 

[5.] "Resolved, that the conduct of alderman sir ?>»cki^»i. 

*- -■ ' locum 

Thomas Blackall,. knight, as locum tenens during the *«*»<»"*• 
indisposition of the right honourable the Liord Mayor, Jjord 
has been highly praiseworthy. 

"Resolved, that the unanimous thanks of this house ^JUS"*** 
be presented to alderman sir Thomas Blackall for his iiiomM 
hospitality and also for his attention to the police and ®^**"- 
good order of this city, evinced in his general conduct 
as a magistrate, but particularly as locum tenens.*' 

The Lord Mayor and Board of Aldermen unani- Ar«ed to. 
mously agree with the above resolutions and ordered 
that the same be twice published in the Dublin and ^ew*^ 
Hibernian Journals. 

[6.] Certain of the commons, for freedom to his grace Franchiae. 
William Henry Cavendish, Duke of Portland, chief j^^*^^ 
governor of Ireland : whereupon it was ordered, that ii««t«»M»t. 
«, 74 i. the freedom of this city be granted to his grace William 

Henry Cavendish, Duke of Portland, in a gold box not ooidbox, 
exceeding the value of twenty-five guineas.^ 

[7.] Certain of the commons, for freedom to the FranchiM, 
honourable Richard Fitzpatrick, secretary to the lord Fitspfttriok, 
lieutenant : whereupon it was ordered, that the freedom 
of this city be presented to the right honourable 



240 DITBLIN ASSEMBLY BOLL, 1782. 

*^- Richard Fitzpatrick, secretary to the lord lieutenant, ^^m^****' 

Biwerbox. ^^ ^ gilver box not exceeding the value of five guineas.* 

Frauchifie. [g j Certain of the commons, for freedom to John 

Dillon. Dillon, esquire: whereupon it was granted gratis, 

pursuant to the prayer of the petition, that the freedom 

to John Dillon, esquire, this day granted be presented 

to him by the Lord Mayor and High Sheriffs in the 

most respectful manner, and that the same be published 

Newipapen. in the Dublin and Hibernian Journals. 

[9.] Certain of the commons, setting forth that the 

^itj pipe committee appointed for better supplying the city with 

pipe water have made the annexed report of the 8th 

day of April, 1782. 

Keport. * We beg leave to inform your honours, that we have 

attended very carefully to the work and to the business 

to us committed since our last report, on the 4th day 

iT^^ of February last we met, when Simon Pearson, engine 

keeper. keeper, applied to be considered for the loss sustained 

by him on account of the overflow of the water course 

on his apartments and Mr. Mylne having reported his 

loss to amount to three guineast, we ordered him to be 

Payment paid that sum; on the 11th day of March last we again 

ctementB. met and it appearing that Dalway Clements bason 

keeper. keeper had been prevented from attending his duty for 

Salary. some time past, we ordered that his salary should be 

discontinued until such time as he could attend, and 

on the same day having been applied to by Mr. John 

**"y- Sally for liberty to put a small branch into the inside 

of the water course at the head of Scott's mill pond 

g^|**°'* near Dolphin'^s Bam not exceeding three quarters of 

an inch bore, we referred the same to Mr. Mylne, who 

reported to us that he had viewed that part of the 

course where Mr. Sally wanted to take in the water 



1, >, Note in marvm.— These freedoms were granted at a post assembly the iMh m. 74 
of April, 1782, and are entered here through mistaktt 



DUBLIN ASSEMBLY BOLL, 1782. 241 

^74?"*^ f.ir the purpose of watering cattle in the adjacent fields i782. 
and that he was of opinion Mr. Sally might have leave 
to insert such a branch without injuring the works, Branch, 
on which we were of opinion, tbat Mr. Sally should 
accommodate himself with such supply during the city's 
pleasure (but no longer,) upon paying 40s. annually raymant. 
during such time as he should have the water in manner 
aforesaid, but should Mr. Sally hereafter attempt to 
m. 73. apply the water to the service of a bleach green, or a 
manufacture of any kind, or for any other purpose 
whatsoever, except that for which it is here granted, 
your committee are of opinion and do intend to stop 
such service. 

* We further inform your honours, that Andrew Moon. 
Moore, George Moore, and Richard Gladwell having oiadweii. 
furnished your committee with their respective reports Beportg, 
and lists of uncollected arrears, which were severally 
certified as required, we therefore ordered that the 
said Andrew Moore, George Moore, and Richard 
Gladwell do forthwith receive their new books, allNewbookt. 
which we submit as our report.' 

Whereupon it was granted, the committee's report order, 
confirmed and made an act of assembly, and the com- 
mittee continued. 

[10.] Certain of the commons, setting forth that the 
committee appointed for examining tradesmen's bills 3^* wus. 
have made the annexed report of the 11th day of April, 
1782. 

' We, the committee appointed for examining trades- Report, 
men's bills, having met on the 4th day of April instant Biiig. 
and carefully examined the following bills, videlicet : 

£ 8. d. • 

'Benjamin Eaton's bill for carpenter's 
work 

'Richard Raper's bill for glazing work 

'Isaac Poole's bill for tin work 

VOL. xm. 



22 17 


4 


16 


2 11 


24 


8 


9 



242 



DUBLIN ASSEMBLY BOLL, 1782. 



1782. 
Trade*- 



A J Boll zxiii.A. 

£ S« CL m.7S. 



B Miuu < William M'Cready's bill for upholsterer's 

work 71 10 10 

'On the 10th day of April instant, we 
again met and also examined 

* George Caimecross's bill for painting 
and plastering ... ... ... 56 19 11 



Bilbpud* 



Order. 



Payment. 



Cleasdng 
itreetaL 



Beport. 

Monldii. 
Donagh. 
Keating. 



Hamilton, 
alderman. 

Lijadsof 
dirt 



Honlda. 
Payment. 



Donagh. 



* Which said several bills, we are of opinion be paid 
to the several persons above named.' 

It was thereupon granted, the committee's report 
confirmed and made an act of assembly, and the com- 
mittee continued, and that the city treasurer do, on 
the Lord Mayor's warrant, pay the several persons in 
the within report named the several sums therein 
mentioned, the sajne to be {flowed in his accounts. 

[11.] Certain of the commons, setting forth that the 
committee appointed for setting the cleansing of the 
streets made the annexed report of the 10th day of 
April, 1782. 

* We, the committee to whom the petitions of George 
Moulds, Nicholas Donagh, and John Keating were 
referred, having met on the 21st March last, when it 
appeared that the said George Moulds, in the Mayoralty 
of alderman James Hamilton and by his directions 
removed pursuant to law 246 loads of dirt from the 
streets, on account of which he never received more 
than £7 10s., and that there still remains due to the 
said George Moulds for the aforesaid work the sum of 

£63 16s., we are therefore of opinion, that the said™-7S6. 
George Moulds be paid the sum of £26, in full for 
his said demand and rather as a large sum had been 
deducted from the salary of James Smith, whose work 
Mr. Moulds executed. Upon examining the petition of 
Nicholas Donagh, we considered his complaints more 
proper to go before the commissioners for paving and 



DXTBLIN ASSEMBLY BOLL, 1782. 243 

Bon xxiiLA. accordingly referred him to that board for redress, nsa. 

lit 73 ♦• ^^ ^ 

The petition of John Keating complaining that he is Keating, 
charged £44 15s., as fines imposed on him for not 
cleansing streets not paved and the said John Keating 
having proved the allegations in his petition, we are of 
opinion that the said John Keating be allowed the g^^^*^ 
said sum of £44 15s., and that in future he be paid 
his salary quarterly.' 

Whereupon it was granted, the committee's report Order, 
confirmed and made an act of assembly, and the 
committee continued (except as to that part which 
mentions that the persons in the within report named 
shall be paid quarterly for the future) and that the 
city treasurer do, on the Lord Mayor's warrant, pay Payment, 
the said persons the several sums in the within report 
mentioned. 

[12.] Certain of the commons, setting forth that the 
committee appointed for conducting the city business city 

^. "^ business in 

m parliament have made the annexed report of the p"'!*""®"*- 
10th April, 1782. 

* We inform your honours, that in pursuance of the Beport 
powers in us vested by act of assembly, we met on 
the 28th of March last for the purpose of approving 
of a proper person to go to England to conduct the gJL?S: 
opposition there intended by your honours to the paving Pa^^lnd 
and police bills, which we had reason to apprehend ^'^"^ ^'"''' 
were then immediately to be transmitted to Great ^^f^\ 
Britain towards their being passed into law and your 
committee judging Henry Howison, esquire, to be a Howteon. 
very proper person for the purpose, and being fully 
convinced of his great abilities and his integrity and 
zeal for the city's honour, did request of him to under- 
take the said business, which Mr. Howison having 
agreed to do, they furnished him with the best materials 
they could collect, in order to pursue the opposition to gj'gJf^^S 
effect and for the purpose of defraying the expenses 



244 



DUBLIN ASSEMBLY ROLL, 



1782. 



1782. 



Letter of 
credit on 
London. 



Order. 



Citj 



Beport. 

Ground at 
Bow bridge, 

Mahon. 



Monaffhen. 



Mahon. 



Bent. 
Leases. 



Order. 



Robert 
Emmett 



attending such opposition in England, your committee S?m!***^ 
drew upon the city treasurer, requiring him to furnish 
the said Henry Howison with a letter of credit upon 
London not exceeding £600, which requisition having 
been complied with, the said Henry Howison thereupon 
immediately proceeded to England for the purpose 
aforesaid.' 

Whereupon it was granted, the committee's report 
confirmed and made an act of assembly and the com- 
mittee continued. 

[13.] Certain of the commons, setting forth that the m. 72. 
committee appointed for inspecting city leases near 
expiring have made the annexed report of the 10th of 
April, 1782. 

*We, the committee to whom our report of the 
assembly respecting the ground at Bow bridge formerly 
set to Timothy Mahon was recommitted, have considered 
the same and it appearing by the map of said ground, 
that No. 1. and 2. contain 228 feet 2 inches, and the 
ground formerly possessed by Mr. Monaghen being a 
part of said numbers contains no more than 171 feet 
6 inches, and which last mentioned ground, we are still 
of opinion was what Mr. Mahon intended to take when 
he bid on the cant for No. 1. and 2., but Mr. Mahon 
having attended on the 6th instant and then agreed to 
give for the whole of No. 1. and 2. containing 228 feet 
2 inches the rent of £18 lis. 6d. yearly, we agreed 
thereto and that leases be forthwith perfected to him of 
the said numbers for 99 years, commencing the 26th 
of March last, at the yearly rent aforesaid, Mr. Mahon 
having engaged to enclose the whole of the two lots 
and not suffer any part thereof to be waste or under 
a dunghill.' 

Whereupon it was granted, the committee's report 
confirmed and made an act of assembly. 

[14.] Robert Emmett, praying to be paid £300, due to 



DUBLIN ASSEMBLY BOLL, 1782. 246 

EoniMiA. him by the city's obligation : whereupon it was ordered, g«.^ 

that the city treasurer do, on the Lord Mayor's warrant, •w3«»*'o»- 
pay the petitioner £300, sterling, the same to be allowed p«jm«it. 
him in his accounts and that the city treasurer be 
empowered to raise the said sum of £300, on bonds at Bonds. 
£6, per cent, per annum. 

[16.] The master and wardens of the guild of S^h^u. 
merchants, relative to the debt due by the city to the city d«bt 
said guild: whereupon it was ordered, that the city 
treasurer do, on the Lord Mayor's warrant, pay the p^jment. 
petitioners £600, sterling, on account of the £1,600, due 
by the corporation to the guild of merchants, the same 
to be allowed in his accounts, and that the city 
treasurer be empowered to raise said sum of £600, on 
bonds at £6, per cent, per annum. Bonds. 

[16.] Benjamin Taylor, praying to have debenture for T^yior. 
£498 13s., granted to him Christmas assembly, 1781 : 
whereupon it was ordered, that the petitioner be paid 
interest on the above sum from Christmas assembly Litenst. 
1781 to this day and that the petitioner do have a 
BLTji. debenture for £600, with interest at £6, per cent, per Debenture, 
annum in full for the above demand, he giving credit 
for the difference between it and the above mentioned 
sum. 

[17.] Benjamin Taylor and John Lambert, praying Tayior. 
to be paid half a year's allowance for attending grand ^^ 
juries and summoning prosecutors in criminal causes : '*™** 
whereupon it was ordered, that the city treasurer do, 
on the Lord Mayor's warrant, pay the petitioners the p»ynient. 
sum of £22 16s., sterling, in consideration of their 
trouble set forth in the above petition, the same to be 
allowed the treasurer in his accounts. 

[18.] Richard Gladwell, praying to be continued one Qiadweu. 
of the collectors of the pipe water revenue for the fourth ^^^Si' 
division : whereupon it was ordered, that the within ^^^^^' 
, named Eichard Gladwell be and is hereby continued 



246 DUBLIN ASSEMBLY BOLL, 1782. 

1782. one of the collectors of the pipe water revenue in the J^V*?.**'^' 

fourth division during the city's pleasure, not exceeding 
one year ending Easter assembly 1783, he giving such 

Security, security for the faithful discharge of the duties of said 
office and paying to the city treasurer all such sums of 
money as he shall from time to time receive, said 
security to be entered into in one month from this date 
or this order for continuing the petitioner to be void. 

Sido?^°' [19.] Hannah Fetherston, widow of alderman 
Fetherston, deceased, praying aid: whereupon it was 
ordered, that the within named Hannah Fetherston be 

inSSf^*" P^^^ ^^® ^^^ ^^ "^^^ sterling, yearly during the city's 
pleasure, the same to be paid by the city treasurer on 
the Lord Mayor's warrant. 

Trambuu. [20.] Nathaniel Trumbull, praying to be paid usual 

As^of allowance for making out the weekly assize of bread 
for one year : whereupon it was ordered, that the city 

Payment, treasurer do, on the Lord Mayor's warrant, pay the 
petitioner 20 guineas. 

Pearson. [21.] Robort Pcarson, praying aid : whereupon it was 

Gnuit. ordered, that the city treasurer do, on the Lord Mayor's 
warrant, pay the petitioner £4, sterling. 

BoBweu, [22.] Henry Boswell, praying for usual allowance to 

^^^ *' enable him to pay the rent of his room : whereupon it 
was ordered, that the city treasurer do, on the Lord 

Payment Mayor's warrant, pay the petitioner £4. 

Bniiaat [23.] State of the Ballast Office accounts from the „». 71. 

SSSSnte. 16th day of January, 1782, inclusive, to the 10th day 
of April, 1782, exclusive. 



Ballast Office, Dr. 

£ t. d. 
To balance of last quarter's abstract ... ... ... 5764 5 8 

To cash received since ... ... ... ... 88S 11 11 

£6,657 17 7 



DUBLIN ASSEMBLY BOLL, 1782. 



247 



BoazziliA. 
a. 71. 



F.B. 

B.108. 

C.8. 



.7L 



.71*. 



Per contra, Or. 

By cash paid for raising baUast... 
By cash paid for repairing the pilee ^ 

By cash paid aalariee 
By cash paid for repairs on gabbards 
By cash paid rent and contingencies 
By cash paid for aoooont of the lighthouse 
By cash paid interest- 
By balance 



1788. 

BsUsst 
it s. d. 0*o« . 
160 16 8 '~"'*" 
88 9 
146 
2S5 14 101 
30 12 114 
9 7 4 
12 
6086 17 9 



£6,667 17 7 



BaUast Office for the public money, Dr. 



< s.d. 



To 



Per contra, Cr. 

By cash over expended per last quarter's abstract 
By cash expended this quarter . . 



M i. d. 

. 6646 8 04 

» S47 2 10 

£6,892 6 104 



1782. April 12. — ^Admissions to franchise. Fmsohise. 

1782. April 12. — Declaration and signatures. Declaration. 

1782. June 6.— Post Assembly. 
[1.] Certain of the commons, to appoint a committee 
to prepare an address to his maiesty: whereupon it Address. 

^ ^ J .^ f George in. 

was ordered, that aldermen Oeale, Sankey, Lightbume, 
Dunn, sir Anthony King, Green, and Horan, with seven 
of the commons to be named by the sheriffs and 
commons, be and are hereby appointed a committee to committee, 
prepare the address in the above petition named. 

[2.] Certain of the commons, praying to have city 
seal affixed to address of thanks to his majesty : where- ^^Jfjj" <>' 
upon it was granted, according to the prayer of theoeorgem. 
above petition and that the said address be engrossed, 
put under the city seal, and presented by the corporation cityseai. 
of Dublin to his grace the Duke of Portland to be by f^^t^ 
him transmitted to his majesty. 



248 DUBLIN ASSEMBLY EOLL, 1782. 

1782. The fallowing address presented accordingly. m. n" 

Addre». AdDBESS. 

George ID. * To the king's most excellent majesty. 

*The humble address of the Lord Mayor, Sheriffs, 
commons, and citizens of the city of Dublin in common 
council assembled. 

* May it please your majesty. 

' We, the Lord Mayor, Sheriffs, commons, and citizens 
of the city of Dublin, should feel ourselves extremely 

seutimaits defective, if we omitted to express those sentiments of 
Joyalty and affection for your majesty's person and 
government, whicE we have invariably possessed, and 
which the circumstances of the present period of time 
peculiarly demand. 

Attenuon, * Your majesty's paternal attention to the wishes and 
representations of this kingdom and your earnest desire 
1.0 remove all cause of discontent and jealousy, are 

Wisdom, proofs of your majesty's wisdom and will strengthen 

Great the coustitutiou betwcou Great Britain and Ireland, so 

Britain. 

ireiaud. esscutial to the interest and happiness of both nations. 

* And we think ourselves particularly called upon to 
acknowledge with gratitude your majesty's great 

wei^of goodness and attention to the welfare of your majesty's 
subjects of this kingdom by appointing to the chief 

Duke of government of it, his grace the Duke of Portland, from 

Portland, ^j^^gg j^gj- ^^^^ ^jg^ administration, as well as from 
the wisdom and integrity of your majesty's present 

?m'iw ministers, we trust the British empire will reap many 
great and important advantages. 

snoceesesof * The receut and brilliant successes of your majesty's 
arms give the highest satisfaction to your faithful 
subjects,, among the foremost and sincerest of whom, 
your majesty will be pleased to rank the ancient, 
dutiful, and loyal corporation of the city of Dublin. m.7a 

* We with pleasure look forward to the prospect of 



arms. 



& 



DUBLIN ASSEMBLY ROLL, 1782. 249 

Bon xxiiLA. union and happiness among all your majesty's subjects itk. 

of every denomination, and hope that the perfect h^pImm. 
establishment of all their wishes may be completed by 
your majesty's long reigning over a free and grateful 
people. 

' In testimony whereof, we have caused the common 
seal of the said city to be hereunto affixed the 12th day city seal, 
of April, in the year of our Lord, 1783/ 

* John Darragh. — ^Philip Crampton. — Henry Hart. — 
Thomas Emerson. — Killner Swettenham. — George 
Alcock. — Nathaniel Warren. — John Rose. — John 
Exshaw. — James Shiel. — James Horan. — Thomas 
Greene. — George Wrightson.' 

jJSSl^ 1782. July 19. — ^Midsummer Assembly. 

The business of this assembly day was principally ^f^^^eS. 
confined to the admission of freemen by birth and 
service. [Vide appendix.] 

jounai. 1782. September 16. — Post Assembly. 

®*- [1.1 Summons, to take into consideration the cfeaMing 

expediency of setting up carts to cleanse the streets of 
the city, and to strike out some other mode of having 
the same cleansed. 

1782. September 27.— Post Assembly. 

[1.] Summons, in order to address his grace the p^JSSid. 
duke of Portland, previous to his departure from this, 
kingdom. 

[2.] Second summons, in order to take into considera- £J3S?'°' 
tion the conduct of certain persons who are beating up "fi^">** 
for recruits for the purpose (as alleged by them) of 
forming fencible regiments. 

o». 1782. October B.— Post Assembly. 

[1.] Summons, to take into consideration the conduct SSSieut.. 
of certain persons who are now beating up for fencible 
regiments in this city. 



2B0 DUBLIN ASSEMBLY EOLL, 1782. 

1782. 1782. October 18.— Third Friday after the 29th of 2?^°^^ 

September. 
Lord Mayor: Nathaniel Warren. 
Sheriffs: John Carleton and Sanmol Beed. 
Thanks. [1.] ** Eesolved, that the thanks of this assembly be 

Bmdatreot presented to sir Samuel Bradstreet, baronet, and 
Hartley. Travers Hartley, esquire, our worthy representatives 
for their upright and uniform conduct in parliament.*' 

[2.] "Resolved, that our most grateful acknow- 

Dartagh ledgmouts be presented to John Darragh, esquire, late 

Mayor. iLord Mayor of this city, for his just, upright, and 

impartial conduct upon all occasions, particularly 

MaaofM- manifested by his attention to the manufactures of this 

tores of '' 

Ireland, kingdom and the faithful discharge of his duty in the 

great and important office of chief magistrate, where 

we beheld him acting with honour to himself and 

advantage to the public." 
Thanks, [3.] " Resolved, that the thanks of this house be 

gj^p**** presented to James Campbell and David Dick, esquires, m-ssft. 
Siriifs. ^^^ ^^*® worthy High Sheriffs, for their manly, upright, 

and unremitting attention in the discharge of their 

duty while in that important office." 

[4.] " Eesolved, that the thanks of this assembly be 
sib-sheriff. presented to Mr. John AUen^ late Sub-Sheriff, for his 

very humane and upright conduct in the discharge of 

the duties of that office." 

The Lord Mayor and Board of Aldermen unani- 
Agreedto. mously agrco with the Sheriffs and Commons in the 

above resolutions and resolved that the same be three 
SS^«. times published in the Dublin Journal and Saunders's 

News Letter. 
Franchise. [B.l Certain of the commons, for freedom to his 

Earl 

Twapie, excellency George Nugent, earl Temple, lord lieutenant 

ueutenant. Qf Ireland: whereupon it was ordered, that the freedom 

of this city be granted to his excellency George Nugent, 



DTTBLIN ASSEMBLY ROLL, 1782. 2B1 

Bon niiLA. earl Temple, lord lieutenant of Ireland, in a gold box, -itw. 
not exceeding in value twenty-five guineas. 

[6.] Certain of the commons, for freedom to the right Praactdae. 
honourable William Wyndham Qrenville, esquire, SSStlrr; 
secretary to the lord lieutenant of Ireland : whereupon 
it was ordered, that.the freedom of this city bo presented 
to the right honourable William Wyndham Grenvilla.. 
esquire, secretary to the lord lieutenant of Ireland, in 
a silver box not exceeding in value five guineas. suTorbox. 

[7.] Certain of the commons, to grant sir Samuel 
Bradstreet, baronet, £200 : whereupon it was ordered, Bmdstreet 
that the sum of £200, sterling, be granted to sir Samuel Gnat. 
Bradstreet, baronet, Recorder of the city of Dublin, R«»id«r. 
to be paid by the city treasurer on the Lord Mayor's 
warrant and allowed him in his accounts, as a 
testimony of the services done by him to the citizens 

m. 88 by a faithful and vigilant discharge of his duty as Pftymmt. 
Eeoorder during the last year ending Midsummer 
assembly last. 

[8.] Alderman John Darragh, late Lord Mayor, Danmffh, 
praying the usual sum of £600: whereupon it was 
ordered, that the city treasurer do, on the Lord Mayor's Majoni^. 
warrant, pay the petitioner the sum of £600, sterling, pajmont. 
the same to be allowed in his accounts, deducting 
thereout the sum of one hundred guineas in lieu of the 
commons ball. 

[9.] Certain of the commons, to reimburse the late 
Lord Mayor his expenses in providing music during his city muwc. 
Mayoralty: whereupon it was ordered, that the city 
treasurer do, on the Lord Mayor's warrant, pay the Damgb. 
petitioner the sum of £60, sterling, for the purpose in 
the within petition mentioned, the same to be allowed 
in his accounts. 

[10.] Alderman John Darragh, late Lord Mayor, Danagh. 
praying usual allowance for riding the franchises: JJ^g^ 
whereupon it was ordered, that the city treasurer do, 



252 DUBLIN ASSEMBLY BOLL, 1782. 



1782. on the Lord Mayor's warrant, pay the petitioner eight boUkhla. 

guineas. 
Heruge, [H.] Certain of the commons, to grant the herbage 
l^^on'a of Saint Stephen's Green to alderman Nathaniel 
wanen. Warren, Lord Mayor,, during his Mayoralty: where^ 
Mayor. upon it was granted, pursuant to .the prayer of the 
petition. 

[12.] Certain of the commons, to appoint a committee 

Mi«^i»itj to provide furniture for the Mayoralty house: where- 

^'™**"~- upon it was ordered, that the Lord Mayor, Sheriffs, 

treasurer and masters of the works, aldermen Sankey, 

Lightbume, Greene, and Horan, and eight of the 

commons to be named by the commons or any five of 

Committee, ^^^om, whcreof the Lord Mayor and one of the Sheriffs 

to be always two, and in the absence of the Lord Mayor, 

the senior alderman present to preside, be and are 

hereby appointed a committee to provide such furniture 

Expense, for the usc of the Mayoralty house, the expense 

attending same not to exceed £100, and who are hereby 

empowered to draw on the city treasurer for said sum m.88k 

and to be allowed him in his accounts. 

Commons. [The eight of the commons : ] Messieurs. Worthington, 

M*Cready, Leet, J. Wilson, Myler, Houghton, Strong, 

Harrick. 

The Lord Mayor and Board of Aldermen request that 

the committee this day appointed to provide furniture 

Disposal of for the Mayoralty house may be empowered to dispose 

furniture, of the cast fumiture therein in such manner as they 

shall think proper: — Allowed. 

Lord [13.] Certain of the commons, to reimburse the Lord 

Mayor his expenses m providing four carts and horses 

StoS?^^ to cleanse the streets : whereupon it was ordered, that 

the Lord Mayor with the assistance of the committee 

for setting the cleansing of the streets be empowered 

Carts. to purchase or employ such a number of carts and 

Horses. horses, as they think will be necessary for the purpose 



DUBLIN ASSEMBLY BOLL, 1782. 253 

^i^ziu.A. ^f cleansing such lots as are not at present taken to be iTsa. 
cleanjsed, and that his Lordship with the committee be "tpeete. 
empowered from time to time to draw on the city 
treasurer for such sum and stuns of money as will be 
wanting to defray the expenses attending such horses 
and carts and the servants attending same, and that 
the said committee may in the meantime set such lots 
as they can at a reasonable charge. 

[14.] Certain of the commons, to fix the usual salary saUry. 
of £60, yearly for the city music : whereupon it was citj muBic. 
ordered, that the city treasurer do immediately pay to Pajment. 
the Lord Mayor the sum of £60, sterling, for the JjpJ^. 
purpose of providing a band of music for the city, for B«^of 
one year ending Michaelmas assembly 1783. ci*y- 

m.82. [16.] Certain of the commons, setting forth that 

the committee appointed for better supplying the city ^>^p*p* 
of Dublin with pipe water have made the annexed 
report of the 14th October, 1782. 

* We inform your honours, that we have carefully Report, 
attended to the business to us committed since our last 
report, on the IBth of April last, a petition was 
preferred by messieurs Jolly and Murtagh praying to JoJ^ ^ 
be reimbursed an expense they were at in keeping and workmen, 
paying workmen to be always ready to attend the 
works, having been at a loss of upwards of £10, upon 
that account from the month of November to February 
last, upon which having first examined into the nature 
and justice of said demand, we ordered them to be paid Payment. 
£8 in full for the same. 

' On the 13th of May, the reverend Mr. Blacker of Blacker, 
Dorset street attended, requesting to have pipes laid 8t?wt. 
in that and other streets adjoining, whereupon we 
agreed to do the same, and that the inhabitants thereof 
should be supplied in the same manner and upon the water 
same terms as hitherto granted to those of Granby row. f^^ 
That upon the report of Mr. Mylne, your engineer, we 



254 DUBLIN ASSEMBLY ROLL, 1782. 

1788. directed him to lay down a main of two inch bore H**^"*^** 

A«ton*8 oi)j)osit6 captain Moore's house on Aston's quay in order 

^°*^' to give him a supply of water. On the 27th of May 
we appointed a sub-committee to view and report what 

8tore.y«rd. repairs may be necessary in the store-yard for the 
security and preservation of the stores. Considering 

Gibbon*, the diligont attendance of Francis Gibbons, overseer of 
your works, and upon his application, we ordered him 

Pftyment. to be paid one guinea to buy a pair of boots. It m-aa*. 
appearing from the report of the officer, the want of 
timber to carry on the works, we therefore directed 

Elms. Mr. Mylne to view some elms that had lately come in 
and to engage such of them as he should find fit for 
the use. Your committee further report, that they are 
of opinion and which is also advised by counsel, that 

^^^ the dispute between the city and Mr. Guinness be 

Arbitration, referred to arbitration. Having examined and gone 
through the supervisors' and collectors' accounts, we 
found the same stated with the utmost accuracy and 
your committee together with the committee for 

Sbto^S** auditing the treasurer's accounts, having examined the 
treasurers' accounts, the receipts and disbursements of 
the pipe water revenue for the last year found the same 
stated with the greatest exactness and for the 
particulars thereof, refer your honours to the report of 
the auditors' committee. 

* On the 12th day of August having been applied to 

g^J by the Grand Canal company to ascertain and be paid 

company, their demand on the gross produce of the pipe water 
revenue for one year ending the 25th March, 1781, we 

gtom then went into the business and finding that the gross 

eoUection. ° ° 

collection of the said year amounted to £5,669 lis. 4d., 

and that the ten per cent, for said sum being their 

Demand, demand amounted to £656 19s., we therefore drew upon 

Payment, the city treasurer for said last mentioned sum payable 

BaggB. to Eichard Baggs, agent and secretary to said company. 



DUBLIN ASSEMBLY BOLL, 1782. 255 

2?82^*^ Your committee also beg leave to mention, that upon i782. 

"*• ®i- their going up the course pursuant to annual custom, f^"^^^ 
they perceived a part of the wall adjoining the demesne <>'<»«»«• 
of Joseph Deane, esquire, which was heretofore erected oeone. 
to keep the water from going to waste, had been broken 
down and thereby a quantity of water running into 
the improvements of Mr. Deane, upon which we caused 
the said wall to be built up and placed watchmen to wau. 
see if any person and who should attempt to break it 
down again, in order that they might be prosecuted 
as the law directs. On the 9th day of September last, ^^^ , 

•^ ^ ' proposals. 

we received a letter from the corporation of paving, 

that they were ready to receive proposals for paving 

all such parts of the streets as should be broken up streets 

for the purpose of repairing or new laying pipes, and 

in answer thereto informed them, that we were willing 

to continue on the terms of their old agreement with 

the former corporation, to w^hich the paving corporation 

consented. Having received a report of repairs wanted 

for the preservation of the store-yard, we ordered the store-yard. 

same to be done under the direction of the committee 

heretofore appointed to inspect the yard, pursuant to 

the plan then lodged before the committee. 

* On the 7th of October we received petitions from 
Nathaniel Walker and George Gee praying recompense waikep. 
for the additional trouble they have had for the last 
year in their respective employments and were of 
opinion that they deserved and do recommend that they 
be paid a sum of £15, each for the same; a similar 
petition from Daniel Hautenville, and recommend that Hauten- 

TlHe. 

he be paid a sum of £20 for the same. We have Payment, 
caused repeated applications to be made to the con- 
tractor for building a wall adjoining the river at the 
Coal quay, in order to have the same completed ^u.^"*^ 
pursuant to his agreement, but which he has neglected 
to do and left the work in such an unfinished state, as 



256 DUBLIN ASSEMBLY ROLL, 1782 

V^ing ^^® caused the paving corporation to take notice of it, ^i^*^ 

^^^' (and as we are informed) the said corporation intend 
to undertake the finishing of said work.' 

oricr. It was thereupon granted, the committee's report 

confinned and made an act of assembly, and that the 

Pi^meDto. city treasurer do, on the Lonl Mayor's warrant, pay 
the within named Daniel Hautenville the sum of £20, 
sterling in consideration of his extraordinary trouble 
during the last year, and that the said treasurer do 
also, on the Lord Mayor's warrant, pay the within 
named George Gee and Nathaniel Walker the sum of 
£15 each, said several sums to be allowed the treasurer 
in his accounts. 

[16.] Certain of the commons, setting forth that the 

Trade*. committcc appointed to examine tradesmen's bills have 

men 8 bills. * *^ 

made the annexed report of the IGth October, 1782. 
Report. * We inform your honours, that on the IBth day of 

July last, your committee met and carefully examined 
Buu. the following bills, that is to say : 

* John Armitt's bill for newspapers ... 
- • Gilbert Elliott' bill for slating work ... 

* Isaac Poole's bill for tin work 

* Thomas Meyler's bill for repairing and 
cleansing the globes, lustres, etc., at the 
Mansion House and Tholsel 

* Ambrose Binn's bill for iron work ... 

* James and Daniel Crosbie'a bill for 
beams and scales for the weigh-house in 
James's street ... ... ... 3 17 

* And on the 16th October instant, your 
committee again met and carefully 
examined the following bills, videlicet: 

* Stephen Gordon's bill for iron work ... 61 19 9 

* Samuel Eeed's bill for plumber's work 27 3 3 
' Isaac Poole's bill for tin work ... 30 13 2 



£ s. 


d. 


7 10 


8 


8 14 


9 


12 8 


Hi 


24 13 


6i 


14 18 


8 



DUBLIN ASSEMBLY ROLL, 1782. 2B7 

m.Slb. *. o. ^ 

* Benjamin Eaton, carpenter, sundry bills 81 13 9 men'tbiUs. 

* Simon Vierpile's bill for stone-cutter's 

work ... ... ... 13 1 BJ 

* George Stephenson's bill for bricklayer's 

work ... ... ... 4 9 10 

'Thomas Todd Faulkner's bill for 

stationery ... ... ... 170 IB 9 

* Thomas Todd Faulkner's bill for 

printing ... ... ... 33 6 9^ 



'Amounting in all to £49B 7 3 



* Which we are of opinion and do recommend to be Piyrment. 
forthwith paid to the several persons in the proportions 
above mentioned, and that in future the city shall not 
be at any expense for lighting Essex bridge.' 

It was thereupon granted, the committee's report order, 
confirmed and made an act of assembly. 

[17.] Certain of the commons, setting forth that the 
committee appointed for inspecting city leases near city 
expiring have made the annexed report of the 17th day 
of October, 1782. 

*We inform your honours, that we met on theEeport 
29th day of August last, pursuant to public advertize- 
ment, for the purpose of setting by public cant the 
pest houses in Thomas street for the terms of three JSJ^ 
lives renewable within 70 years or for 99 years to be staSet* 
computed from the 2Bth of March next at the option 
of the taker, as the same premises were heretofore laid 
down by your surveyor in five separate lots and your 
committee then set up the lots. 

* Lot No. 1. containing 23 feet in front to John Giffard ourard. 
at 16s. 6d. a foot. 

* Lot No. 2, containing 22 feet in front to John Giffard 
at 16s. a foot. 

VOL. xni. 8 



258 DUBLIN AS8EKBLT BOLL, 1782. 

17W. Lot No. 3. containing 22 feet in front to the^nndiiA 

Lnttreu. honourable Henry Lawes Lutirell at lis. a foot. 

*Lot No. 4. containing 22 feet in front to Charles 
wuitam.. Williams at IBs. a foot. 

* Lot No. B. containing 17 feet 9 inches more or less 
icaimden. ^^ Richard Maunders at a lump rent of £15 10s. 

* And we agreed on the said setting with the different 
Renu. takers, that the respective rents above mentioned 

should commence on the 25th day of March, 1783, and 
in pursuance of such settings some of the takers have 
since commenced building upon said lots. 

* And that by the annexed notice received by the Lord 
SSSlw of Mayor on the IBth instant from the commissioners for 
rt^ts- making wide streets in Dublin, it appears that, that 
Valuation. \yQ^y intend forthwith to proceed to value by a jury 

the several interests in the whole of the ground, herein 
before reported to be set by your committee in its 
present state, and that they will not from the date of m-sok 
such notice allow for any future expenditure thereon. 

SSSSi tor * '^^ commissioners for paving the streets have also 

SSlSS. on the same day addressed the annexed letter to the 
Lord Mayor, setting forth their former request to 

settiiv. postpone the setting the said premises, all which 
circumstances your committee beg leave to lay before 
your honours, that you may act in the premises as you 
may judge most advisable.* 

o^*''- It was thereupon granted and made an act of 

assembly, and that leases be forthwith made out and 
perfected pursuant to the terms in the within report 
mentioned. 

[18.] Certain of the commons, setting forth that the 
committee appointed for examining the accounts of 

GhaJe, city alderman Benjamin Geale have made the annexed 
report of the 15th day of July, 1782. 

Report. * We, the committee appointed for examining the 

Aooouuts. accounts of alderman Benjamin Qeale^ cii^ treasurer. 



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DUBLIN ASSEMBLY BOLL, 1782. 259 

^^LS^A. for the rents, issues, and profits of the said city com- 1782. 
mencing Michaelmas 1780, and ending Michaelmas 
1781, have carefully examined the same, together with 
the several vouchers relative thereto, your treasurer 
laid before us a rental of your honours' estate, as it 
stood the 29 th September, 1781, together with the 
arrears of rent due the preceding year, we charged him i^JJ"" **' 
with the arrears due Michaelmas 1780 and with the 
entire rental of your honours' estate as it stood 
Michaelmas 1781, together with such other incidental 
issues and profits as accrued in that time, amounting 

^^ in the whole to the sum of £24,244 9s. l^d. 

* We find the disbursements including the arrears of 2?^^ 
rent due Michaelmas 1781, amounting to £10,962 13s. 

4d., the balance due the treasurer on the last general 
account, and also a balance of £736 3s. 3Jd., due to 
him on the pipe water account, amount in the whole 
to the sum of £30,683 Os. 3Jd., to which the sum of 
£80B 14s., poundage on £16,114 2s. 9id., net money 
paid being added, makes the discharge amount to Diichaigo. 
£31,388 r4s. 3Jd., so that there appears due to the 
treasurer upon the general account of the corporation 
ending the 29th September, 1781, the sum of 
£7,144 5s. lid. 

* We inform your honours, that the whole accounts 
being stated with the utmost accuracy, we unanimously Aocunwjy. 
resolved, that the thanks of this committee be presented Thank*, 
to alderman Benjamin Geale for the very accurate and 

clear manner in which his accounts are stated and for 
the faithful discharge of the trust reposed in him.' 

It was thereupon granted, the committee's report owior. 
confirmed and made an act of assembly. 

[19.] Certain of the commons, praying for freedom PraaciiTse. 
to captain John M*Bride : whereupon it was granted JJ*^^ 
unanimously, pursuant to the prayer of the petition 
and that the freedom of this city be presented to the 



260 DUBLIN ASSEMBLY BOLL, 1782. 

178 within mentioned captain M'Bride by the Lord Mayor ^^^^*" 

and Sheriffs. 

"Eesolved, that the freedom granted this day to 

captain M*Bride be published together with his answer 

in the public papers when presented." 

The Lord Mayor and Board of Aldermen unani- 
AgneA to. mously agree with the Sheriffs and Commons in the 

above resolution and that the same when presented be 
5f^ three times published in the Dublin Journal and 

Saunders's News Letter 
FnnohiBe. [20.] Certain of the commons, for freedom to Edward 
croftou. Crofton, esquire: whereupon it was granted gratis, 

pursuant to the prayer of the petition. 
FnuwhiM. [21.] Certain of the commons, for freedom to Charles 
Eddy. Eddy, the rather at the request of alderman John 

Darragh, late Lord Mayor : whereupon it was granted 

gratis, pursuant to the prayer of the petition. 
JuSS^' [22.] Certain of the conmions, to grant a piece of 
Bkck^i. plate to sir Thomas Blackall for his services to the 

city as locum tenens to the late Lord Mayor: where- 
upon it was ordered unanimously, that a piece of plate, 
vaiTw not exceeding in value the sum of £30 sterling, be 

presented to alderman sir Thomas Blackall, for the 

reasons in the within petition set forth. 

"Resolved, that the committee for auditing the 

treasurer's accounts be requested to prepare a proper 
S^te^^" inscription to be engraved on the above-mentioned piece 

of plate and that the same be three times inserted in 

two newspapers. 
Hart [23.] Alderman Henry Hart praying to be continued m.79*. 

BaUart Ballast Master: whereupon it was ordered, that the 

within named alderman Henry Hart be and is hereby 

continued Ballast Master and treasurer to the Ballast 

Office of the port of Dublin for one year ending next 
^'•^■^* Michaelmas assembly, 1783, at the annual salary of 

£160, he giving such security for the faithful discharge 



DUBLIN ASSEMBLY BOLL, 1782. 261 

RoDxniLA. of the duties of said office and also for his accounting itss. 
justly for all such sums of money as he shall receive uomj. 
from time to time, as shall be approved of by the Lord sacniity. 
Mayor and Sheriffs, said security to be entered into in 
ten days from this date or this order to be void. 

[24.] John Jolly, for a renewal of a piece of ground JoUj. 
in Grafton street by adding the life of his royal ^^" 
highness George, Prince of Wales, in the room of Ann 
Jolly, deceased : whereupon it was granted, pursuant l^wo. 
to the prayer of the petition. 

[26.] John Dawson Coates, esquire, for a renewal of cootei. 
premises called Damee Mills by adding the life of John SS^ 
Dawson, eldest son of said John Dawson Coates, in the 
room of Kean O'Hara, deceased : whereupon it was i^e^e. 
granted, pursuant to the prayer of the petition. 

[26.] Benjamin Taylor and John Lambert, for usual JJ^^^ 
allowance, for attending grand juries and summoning JJjj^ 
prosecutors in criminal cases: whereupon it was 
ordered, that the city treasurer do, on the Lord Mayor's 
warrant, pay the petitioners the sum of £22 16s., Pajmeat. 
sterling, in consideration of their trouble in summoning 
prosecutors, etc., pursuant to the above petition. 

[27.] Samuel Bjrron, to be appointed city surveyor, ^^»jj*^ 
in the room of Thomas Mathews, deceased : whereupon ^J^J^JJ 
it was granted, pursuant to the prayer of the petition, 
and that the above named Samuel Byron bo appointed 
city surveyor during the city's pleasure, not exceeding 
one year ending next Michaelmas assembly, 1783. 

[28.] William Osbrey, to be continued Marshal-keeper ^'^Yi 
to the city of Dublin : whereupon it was ordered that ^••p*'- 
the above-named William Osbrey be and is hereby 
continued Marshal keejxer to the city of Dublin during 
the city's pleasure, not exceeding one year ending 
Michaelmas assembly 1783, with all the just fees 
and perquisites belonging to said employment and 
that the petitioner shall be bound in a bond of Bond, 



LUtof 
peraouB. 



262 DUBLIN ASSEMBLY EOLL, 1782. 

178a. £3,000, and find three sureties, each to be bound mRoUxxiii.i 

separate bonds of £1,000, for indemnifying the city 
from all escapee and for the due execution of said 
employment, that he shall on Monday in every week 
make and return a list on oath of every person in his 
custody upon any action or execution or other 

court process whatsoever from the city or Tholsel court, 
distinguishing at whose suit such person or persons was 
or were committed, and when and where and by whom 
discharged, and whether such person hath been kept 
in actual custody or not, said security to be approved 
of by the Lord Mayor and Sheriffs and entered into in 
one week from this day, or this order for continuing 
the petitioner to be void. 

SiJStirof [2^-] Nathaniel Stakes, praying to be continued m. 78. 

^e^t^'- collector of the pipe water revenue for division No. 3. : 
whereupon it was ordered, that the above named 
Nathaniel Stakes be continued collector for the pipe 
water revenue for division No. 3. during the city's 
pleasure, not exceeding one year ending Michaelmas 
assembly 1783, on his giving such security in one week 
for the faithful discharge of said office and paying to 
the city treasurer all such sums as he shall receive, 
said security to be approved of by the Lord Mayor and 
Sheriffs, and if said security be not entered into within 
the time aforesaid, that this appointment be null and 
void. 

kdox, mace [30.] Thomas Knox, mace bearer, praying compensa- 
tion for supplying the Sheriffs and Commons with 
candles, candlesticks, and other necessaries for one year 
ending last assembly: whereupon it was ordered, that 

Payment the city treasurcr do, on the Lord Mayor's warrant, pay 
the petitioner £6, sterling. 

purwii. [31.] John Pursell, clerk of commons, praying usual 

oleflc of 

commons, allowauce: whereupon it was ordered, that the city 



DUBLIN ASSEMBLY BOLL, 1782. 263 

Bon xrftt A. treasurer do, on the Lord Mayor's warrant, pay the i782. 
petitioner twenty guineas. 

[32.] Francis Eager, praying aid : whereupon it was E«gw. 
ordered, that the city treasurer do, on the Lord Mayor's 
warrant, pay the petitioner twenty guineas. ortnt. 

[33.] Lucy Oulton, widow of Walley Oulton, praying oaiton. 
usual allowance: whereupon it was ordered that the 
city treasurer do, on the Lord Mayor's \varrant, pay owat. 
the petitioner ten guineas. 

[34.] Medicis Oakes, praying usual allowance: oaket. 
whereupon it was ordered, that the city treasurer do, 
on the Lord Mayor's warrant, pay the petitioner ten urant. 
guineas. 

[36.] John M*Elroy, to be continued serjeant at mace : M'Eiroy, 
whereupon it was ordered, that the within named John mace. 
M'Elroy be and is hereby continued one of the Serjeants 
at mace during the city's pleasure, not exceeding one 
year ending Michaelmas assembly 1783, he giving such 
security for the faithful discharge of the duties of 
said office and redelivery of the silver mace, as the Lord 
Mayor and Sheriffs shall approve of, said security to 
be entered into in one month from this date or this 
order for continuing the petitioner to be void. 

[36.] Thomas Massey, to be continued serjeant at msaej. 
mace : like, like order. 
111.78*. [37.] Francis Gibbons, praying usual allowance foroibbons. 

preventing frauds at the market house : whereupon it Market 
was ordered, that the city treasurer do, on the Lord 
Mayor's warrant, pay the petitioner ten guineas for ft^yment. 
one year's salary ending this assembly. 

[38.] Henry Browne, porter of the Tholsel, praying Browne, 
usual allowance: whereupon it was ordered, that theport«r. 
city treasurer do, on the Lord Mayor's warrant, pay Payment, 
the petitioner £4. 

[39.] John Waller, one of the city beadles, praying wauer. 
usual allowance: whereupon it was ordered, that the ^ 



264 DUBLIN ASSEMBLY ROLL, 1782. 

1782. ' city treasurer do, on the Lord Mayor's warrant, pay bou nm.*. 

the petitioner £3. 
Mathews. [40.] Robert Mathews, praying usual allowance: 

whereupon it was ordered, that the city treasurer do, on 
Payment the Lord Mayor's warrant, pay the petitioner five 

guineas. 

[41.] The report of the committee of directors of the 
oSSI* Ballast Office to the general assembly, the 16th October, 

1782. 
Report * Your Committee since their last report to your 

NewwtiL honours, continued the building of the new wall and 

have nearly finished the IBO feet, which have been 

carrying on the last summer, 
piiei * We also continued the repairs of the piles and 

oabbirdB. gabbards and the other works belonging to the office. 

* We beg your honours will make an order to affix 
City seal, the city seal to a receipt for the last parliamentary 
Grant grant for carrying on the Ballast Office walls. 

* We think proper to inform your honours, that on 
the 2nd instaiit they came to the following resolution. 

" Resolved, that it appears to this committee, that the 
^gJJ; supervisors have neglected to forward the orders of the 
Neuieot committee, in consequence of which it is their opinion 
siupension. that they ought to be suspended, but in consideration 
of their promise that they will be more attentive for 
the future, your committee from motives of humanity 
Postponed, have been induced to postpone their suspension for the 

present." 
Cash, * An abstract of the cash is hereunto annexed, which m. 77. 

we have, examined and find there is a balance of 
£5,977 lis. 0|d., on the Ballast Office fund, from which 
deducting £5,691 ISs. lOd., overpaid on the accoiint 
Baknce. of the public moucy, the balance in the hands of 
Hart. alderman Henry Hart, Ballast Master,, is £285 16s. 
2|d. — All which is humbly submitted to your honours. 
* Signed by twelve of the committee.' 



DUBLIN ASSEMBLY ROLL, 1782. 266 

boUxxula. State of the Ballast Office accounts from the 17th itm, 
day of July, 1782, inclusive, to the 16th day of October, onoe 
1782, exclusive. 



Ballast Office, Dr. 




£ s. d 


To balance of last qimrtei^s abstract 


... 


... «648 4 0^ 


To cash received since 


... 


... 1346 18 1 




£7.806 a \\ 


Per contra, Cr. 




k %. d. 


By cash paid for raiainff ballast ... 


... 


... *iS8 19 


By cash paid for repairing the piles 


... 


... 128 18 9^ 


By cash paid salaries .. 


... 


... 145 






... 582 16 Si 


By cash paid rent and contingent dlsbnrBements 


... 


... 798 16 4 


By cash paid for account of the lighthouse 


... 


8 19 5 


By cash paid interest 


... 


... 14 2 3 


By balance 


... 


.- 5077 11 04 
£7396 2 \\ 


Ballast Office for the public money, Dr. 

« B. d. 
To cash received at the treasury, being the balance of the par- 


liamentary grant of session 1779 . ... 


... 


... 910 9 


To balance over expended 


... 


... 6691 15 10 




£6,601 15 10 


Per contra, Cr. 




£ s. d. 


By cash over expended per last quarter's abstract 


... 


... 6210 2 6^ 


By cash expended this quarter 


... 


... 39113 34 
SAm 15 10 



m^rih. 18th October, 1782. — Granted, the committee's report order, 

confirmed and made an act of assembly, and that the 
commons do name two of the commons to be of the 
committee in the room of alderman Exshaw and Mr. committee. 
Sheriff Eeed*. 

[The two of the commons:] Mr. Worthington, Mr. commons. 
Richard Manders. 

IJ^ 1782. October 18. — Admissions to franchise. Pianchise. 

^'^ 1782. October 18. — Declaration and signatures. Declaration. 



266 DUBLIN ASSEMBLY BOLL, 1782. 

1782. 1782. November 12.— Post Assembly. 2?77^^' 

City seal. [1.] Certain of the commons, to have the city seal 
Emta^o affixed to petition to the lord lieutenant for an embargo 
on com. ^Q prevent the exportation of com: whereupon it was 
granted, according to the prayer of the above petition. 
Petition prepared and presented accordingly. 
Thjaksi© [2.] "Resolved unanimously, that the thanks of this 
^^^' assembly be presented to the right honourable the Lord 
DUigenoe. Mayor for his indefatigable diligence and exertions 
soordtyof- upou the present alarming appearance of a scarcity 

of com in this city and kingdom." 
Agreed to. The Lord Mayor and Board of Aldermen unani- 
mously agree in the above resolution and that the same 
v^vSn. ^ three times published in Faulkner's and Saunders's 
papers. 

1782. November 19. — Post Assembly. 

[1.] Certain of the commons, to take into consideration 

IfSom^^^** the expediency of entering into a subscription to import 

J^o* com and respecting the price of coals; whereupon it 

was ordered, that aldermen Sankey, Dunn, Hamilton, 

Darragh, and Sutton with ten of the commons, to be 

named by the commons, be and are hereby appointed a 

▲ddree to committee to prepare an address of thanks to his 

lieutenant, ^xcellcncy the lord lieutenant for his great attention 

to the inhabitants of this city and kingdom respecting 

the price of com, and when prepared, that the same 

be presented by the Lord Mayor and Sheriffs, and that 

the said committee do at the same time with the 

gj^^er. assistance of Mr. Recorder prepare such a petition as 

coaitode. ^ t^em may seem proper respecting the ooal trade, to 

be also presented in like manner. 
commoM. [The ten of the commons : ] Messieurs Sankey, D'Olier, 
Crane, Lane, John Binns, Henry Howison, Joseph 
Pemberton, Humphry, George Digby, Verschoyle. 



DUBLIN ASSEMBLY EOLL, 1782-1783. 267 

B3UxiaLi. 1782. November 21.— Poet Assembly. i» 

[1.] The said address prepared, put under the city ^^J*i^ 

seal, and presented to his excellency the lord lieutenant ci^ ««a. 

by the corporation. 
* Nathaniel Warren. — ^Henry Hart. — James Horan. — 

Henry Bevan. — Thomas Greene. — John Rose. — James 

Hamilton. — James SheiL' 



m.»L 



1783.— January 17.— Fourth Friday after the 26th xtbs. 
of December, 1782. 

[1.] Certain of the commons,, setting forth that the 
committee appointed for enquiring how the revenues of SiJnuofc 
the city may be increased and its expenses lessened have 
made the annexed report of the IBth of January, 1783. 

* We, the committee appointed to consider in what Beport. 
manner the city's revenues may be increased and its BeTeauw. 
expenses lessened, having met at different times and Expenm. 
proceeded partly in the business upon which we 
assembled, but in order finally to be able to make a 
report to your honours the ensuing assembly, it appears 
to us necessary, that the same should be adjourned for men^?™' 
a fortnight, before which time we hope to be able to 
form some plan for the purpose of equalizing the city's p»an. 
expenses to its revenues.' 

It W8k8 thereupon granted, the committee's report order, 
confirmed and made an act of assembly, and that 
aldermen Darragh and Dunn be added to the committee, committee, 
and that the commons do name four of the commons commoM. 
to be of the same committee also, and that this assembly 
be adjourned to Friday the 31st day of January Adjoum- 
instant. 

[The four of the commons:] Mr. George Digby, Mr. 
Guinness, Mr. John Darley, Mr. Benjamin Smith. 

[2.] Auditors of the city accounts for the last year. Aj^***"®' 

Lord Mayor, Sheriffs, masters of the works, aldermen accounts. 
Darragh, Lightbume, Dunn, Hamilton, Swettenham, 



268 DUBLIN ASSEMBLY ROLL, 1783. 

1782. Horan, Rose, Sutton, Exshaw, messieurs Ball, Leet, bou xnii.A. 
city "^ Creighton, John Wilson, Ginn, Grumley, Ewing, 
'^^^ Pemberton, Ambrose Binns, Tandy, R. Mulhem, 

Marmaduke Clarke, Howison, Townsend, Haddock, 

Ward, Bloxham, Crane. 

[3.] Certain of the commons, setting forth that thenuw*. 
citypipe committee for better supplying the city of Dublin with 

pipe water have made the annexed report of the 13th 

January, 1783. 
Report. *^^Q inform your honours, that we have carefully 

attended to the business to us committed since our last 

report. On the 21st of October last we received a 
seint , memorial from the governors of Saint Catherine's 

C&tliorino's 

pjjj^ parish, requesting a supply of water for the use of 
Water their parish school without any expense, which was 
granted. On the 18th of November we were attended 
Deaae. ^7 Josoph Doano, osquire, requesting liberty at his own 
expense to put in a bore of two inches to supply his 
Torrenore. demesne at Terrenure with water through the wall that 
hath been lately erected to prevent the water from 
going to waste therein, and Mr. Deane having then 
Water promised in writing, that upon getting such supply of 
water, he would enter into any contract that might be 
thought necessary, we referred the matter for the 
Recorder, direction of Mr. Recorder, Mr. Deane having agreed to 
abide by his opinion, and in the meanwhile ordered 
that Mr. Deane should have liberty to place a two- 
Bore, inch bore through the said wall under the inspection 
of Mr. Mylne. 

*0n the 2Bth of November, it being represented 

coaiquflj to US, the great delay in carrying on the wall at the 

Pemberton. coal qixay. We then ordered that Mr. Pemberton do 

complete the said wall by that day week, otherwise 

we would get the same finished by other hands. 

' On the 2nd of December, complaint having been 



DXTBUN ASSEMBLY ROLL, 1783. 269 

BoiizziiLA. made to us that part of the wall of the water course itss. 

"" ' in Dolphin's Bam had been broken down, we then Doipiin'i 
ordered that a reward of £10, be offered for appro- j^^^ 
bending and prosecuting to conviction any person or 
persons guilty of breaking or that should hereafter 
break down said wall or any part thereof. 

* On the 23rd of December, Mr. Guinness and Mr. OnioneM. 
Bainsford attended and agreed to a reference to settle BMosfoxd. 
the matter in contest Between them and the city, and 
then named Arthur Wolfe, esquire, as their referee, ^J^' 
and your committee newned William Whittingham, JJ^**^*- 
esqiure, on behalf of the city ; and in case it might be 
necessary for a lawyer to attend said referees, we 
directed that Dudley Hussey^ esquire, be employed on hqh^. 
your honours' behalf, and that a submission be forth- submiMion 
with prepared and the reference completed without 
delay. 

*0n the 30th December, we ordered that Dalway 
Clements, the present bason keeper, be dismissed from g^«nte, 
said employment, it appearing to us that from the^jEiIied 
various complaints of his frequent irregularities, he 
is an unfit person to fill such an employment, and 
we have placed Samuel Jones in his room until the jonea, 

- . appointed. 

ensmng assembly. 

' We have considered the petition of James Fleming neming. 
referred to us and are of opinion upon hearing the 
report of a sub-committee to whom we referred the 
matter, that a wall be built at the city's expense some wau. 
time in the ensuing season in order to enclose Mr. 
Fleming's ground near the back course of the bason.' 

It was thereupon granted, the committee's report Onier. 
confirmed and made an act of assembly. 

[4.] Certain of the commons, setting forth that the 
committee for enquiring how the revenues of the city 2fJ"»"«« 
may be increased and its expenses lessened have made §i^^,^' 
the amexed report of the Slst of January, 1783. ^^^ 



270 DUBLIN ASSEMBLY BOLL, 1783. 

178S. *We, the committee appointed to consider how thej^^^'"^ 

City ' revenues of the city of Dublin may be increased and 

reTenneB. 

its expenses lessened, having met several days and 
seriously considered the same, have resolved on the 

sutement following Statement of the city's revenue and expen- 
diture to commence on the 29th day of September next. 
It appears to your conmiittee, that the amount of the 

BeTenue. revenue of the city of Dublin with every increase and 
addition for the present year comes to £14,165 IGs. IJd., 

Expend!, and that the necessary expenditure of the city for the 
said year amounts to £16,611 15s. 5d., so that the 

Excess. annual expenditure exceeds the revenue by the sum 
of £2,465 19s. 3|d., as nearly as your committee can 
ascertain it. 

g«p<»di. EXPENDITUEE. 

No. 1. Eent and Taxes. 

£ s. d. 
BwtMid Kent and taxes payable by the city for one 

^ year ... ... ... £618 17 

No. 2. Salaries. 
Salaries for one year. 
^•^*^ Lord Mayor's salary ...£1160 

„ „ „ petition 600 

By petitioner's state coach 60 



Deduct commons ball 

Recorder's salary 

On petition not exceeding 

City chaplain, reverend Dixie Blundell 
Town Clerks, Benjamin ' 
Lambert 

Carried forward, £2,119 6 



£1700 
113 16 1686 


6 










300 
160 460 


m-Mft. 



3 Blundell ... 80 
lor and John 
3 







DXTBLIN ASSEMBLY BOLL, 1783. 



271 



BoHzsiU.^ 



£ 

Brought forward, £2,119 
Mace bearer and officer of commons on 
account of his trouble not reduced, 
Thomas Knox ... ... ... 100 

Curate of Taghdowe, reverend R. Cane ... 25 
Curate of Baldoyle, reverend T. Stewart 10 
City surgeon, George Doyle ... ... 34 

High Constable, Henry Robinson ... 30 

Clerk of the commons, Edward Scriven ... 16 
Assistant Clerk, John Purcell £20 

Do. by petition 17 1 3 37 1 3 



d. *788. 
City 
Q reTenvee. 

SabriM. 






2 









6 





Law agent, Edward Scriven ... ... 40 

City clerks ... ... ... 4 10 

Bridewell keeper, Joseph Mecum ... 10 

Turnkey of Bridewell ... ... 4 

Tholsel porter ... ... ... 11 

Five ticket men at the market house ... 46 10 
Lord Mayor to pay gardener at Mansion 

House ... ... ... 10 

Sexton of Christ Church ... ... 2 

Two green-keepers, £16 3s. each ... 30 6 

Keeper of the King's Bench court ... 10 
Clerk of the privy council. Lord Viscount 

Sackville ... ... ... 4 

Drum major, Robert Meakins ... 6 

Coats for the city beadles and Tholsel porter 8 

City beadle, Waller ... ... ... 10 

City beadle and crier, Henry Boswell ... 10 

Sword bearer, Nathaniel Trumble ... 100 



£2,666 14 9 



272 



OITBUN ASSEUBLT BOLL, 1783. 



nn. 






B<dl xxUL 


Cltjr 

nreimu. 


No. 3. Annuities. 




m.8>. 






£ 


8. d. 


AnmiitiM 


Catherine Murray 


. 60 







Margaret Tew 


60 







Sarah Booker 


60 







Elizabeth Lucas 


60 







Mrs. Fetherstone 


60 







Rebecca Forbes 


26 







Letitia French 


20 





. 


Saint Nicholas's parish 


6 







Governors of the Blue Coat Hospital 


.. 260 







Grace Swan 


30 






£680 



No. 4. Gifts and Alms. 

G^iad Charity granted at Christmas assembly to 
several poor persons 
Concordatums to the Board of Aldermen, 
Recorder, and Sheriffs 



£ 8. d. 
269 



scavengen. Scavengers 



No. 6. Scavengers. 



No. 6. Casual Expenses. 



.. 116 








£386 








£ 
£2,000 


s. 



d. 




CasoAl 



English newspapers 

Votes of the House of Commons 

Coals for the Tholsel and Market House 

Law suits 

Striking the middle price of wheat 

Fees on receipt of £800 at treasury 



£ 8. d. 

6 16 6 

1 14 li 

20 

200 

22 IB 

26 3 4 



Carried forward, £277 8 llj 



30 








11 


7 


6 


11 


7 


6 



VJXBtTK ASSEMBLT ROLL. 1783. 273 

■on xiaj^ £ 8. d. i™»- 

Brought forward, 277 8 11^ revemw. 

Town Clerks drawing orders on charity ei^Ls. 

m.986. petitions ... ... ... 37 17 6 

Advertizing in Faulkner's Journal and 
the Dublin Gazette only, and printing 
of every kind ... ... ... 122 

For small necessaries and trifling repairs 
at the Mansion House to be accounted 
for by the Lord Mayor . . . 

Lucy Oulton on petition 

Medicis Oakes on petition 

The Town Clerks further trouble in 
attending the several committees (the 
pipe water excepted) and drawing the 
reports to the several assemblies ... 60 

The same for the necessary business done 
for the city, including all disburse- 
ments, corporation seals, etc., about 

Stationery for the Lord Mayor 

Stationery for the Town Clerks office 
with the statutes and books for the 
corporation 

Stationery for the market house 



No. 7. Tradesmen's Bills. 

Tradesmen's bills for one year, for 
keeping in repair the Tholsel, Market 
house, Mayoralty house, and all other 
places belonging to the city and also 
for providing furniture for the 
Mayoralty house ... ... £600 

VOL. xm. T 



100 








12 








5 

10 








3 








£676 


1 


^ 


£ 


8. 


d. 

TndM- 
men-, bills 



274 



DUBLIN ASSEMBLY EOLL, 1783. 



1788. 
City 



£ 8. 


d. 


BoU nlii.! 
m.Ut. 


.. 1653 4 







.. 2899 11 


8 




£4.452 15 


8 





No. 8. Interest. 

revenne. 

Interest Interest on city bonds 

Interest on tontine bonds 



No. 9. Poundage, 

£ 8. d. 
Poand««e. Poundage on receipts only at £6 per cent. 

on £14,166 16s. lid £707 16 

ramneand Eeveuue of the city of Dublin for one year com-m-w. 
ezpenseii. jj^^jjcing the 29th September, 1783, also the sums 
allowed to be annually expended. 

REVENUE. 

£ 8. d. 
BereuDe. Amouut of the city's rental £7389 10 8| 

Deductions 



Expenses. 



j-/\?viu.vi/xv^jj.o ... A I vr JLVf 


\J 9±±U \f 


oi 


Increase revenue 


~. 1286 16 


4i 


Slips 


... 100 





Tolls 


... 4000 





Treasurer's fines 


... 50 





Pipe water 


... 1600 





Grand Canal 


... 100 







£14,166 16 


li 


EXPENSES. 






No. 


£ B. 


d. 


1. Rents and taxes payable by the ci 


ty 618 17 





2. Salaries 


... 2666 14 


9 


3. Annuities 


... 580 





4. Gifts and alms 


... 385 





6. Scavengers 


... 2000 





6. Casual expenses .... 


... 676 1 


6J 


7. Tradesmen's bills 


... 600 





Carried forward, 


£7,524 13 


2i 



£ s. 
1, 7524 13 
... 4462 16 

ly, 

... 707 15 


d. 17W. • 
21 City • 

8 Exp^nflM. 




£12,686 3 


lOJ 



DT7BLIN ASSEMBLY ROLL, 1783. 275 

SoUzziu.A. 
n. 91. 

No. Brought forward, 

8. Interest on money 

9. Treasurer's poundage on receipts only, 

£14,165 168. l}d. at £b per cent 

* That the city's expenses shall not in future exceed EziMnM* 
its revenue, yomr committee have resolved on the fore- exceed 

reTenne. 

going retrenchments, by which the annual expenditure 
of the city is reduced to a sum of £12,686 3s. lO^d. 

' They recommend that the city advertizementfi in Adrerttoe. 

menti, 

future be confined to one newspaper, namely Faulkner's 
Journal, save only, such as are directed by law to be 
inserted in the Dublin Gazette, and that the amount 
of the sums allowed for stationery be furnished to the stationery, 
printer who is to supply the same, in order that it • 
may not be exceeded. 

'That the annuity of £260, per annum, granted by Annuity to 

Bine Coot 

the city of Dublin to the governors of the Blue Coat Hospital. 
Hospital by act of Easter assembly, 1713, be reassumed 
by the corporation of Dublin and cease to be paid to 
the said governors in five years from next Michaelmas 
or at such earlier period as this corporation may deem 
expedient. 
m.9i». *That in future the treasurer's poundage be on Tweanrer't 

poundiupe 

the receipts of the city revenue only and not upon the on city 
disbursements, and that no poundage be allowed to 
be charged on money borrowed or to be borrowed. 
That a copy of this report be furnished to the city Beport. 
treasurer for his government, and that the Town Clerks Town 
do not draw any warrant but conformable hereto, and warrants, 
if he does, the same shall be at his own loss. 

*And your committee recommend that upon the 
removal or demise of the present city chaplain that ^ilpuin. 
the salary annexed to that department be reduced to 



276 DUBLIN ASSEMBLY EOLL, 1783. 

1788. £50, yearly, and that upon the removal or demise of ^^^i^^ 
JJjjj^ Thomas Knox, the present mace bearer and officer 
a»>wj- of commons, the salary of that employment be reduced 
to £80. 

* And your committee further recommend, upon con- 
sidering the present situation of the funds of the 
corporation, that the next presentation to the living of 

MwS'"" Eathdrum in the county of Wicklow be forthwith sold 

***'• and that this committee be empowered to receive 

proposals for the same and dispose of it to the highest 

bidder, the value when received to be paid into the 

hands of the city treasurer. 

Chief * It appears to your committee, that the present chief 

pouiMbiire. magistrate may suffer by a diminution of poundage (on 

account of its being changed from the disbursements 

to the receipts)., we therefore are of opinion, that he 

AUowanoe. be allowed a sum adequate to such loss when proved 

to the assembly. 

* And we do recommend, that nothing in this report 
PipewBiAT contained is to extend to the pipe water department, 
ment. except as to the sum of £1,B00, annually handed from 

that fund be liable to poundage as usual.' 

Ofaer. And the said commons, praying to confirm the said 

report and make the same an act of assembly : it was 
thereupon granted, the committee's report confirmed and 

fitST^ made an act of assembly, the regulations therein men- 
tioned to take place from the 29th day of September next. 
[5.] Certain of the commons, setting forth that the 

cityieaBos committee appointed for inspecting city leases near 
expiring have made the annexed report of the 16th 
day of January, 1783. 

Report * We inform your honours, that we met on the 18th of 

Deceml^er last and took into consideration the petition 

Leet. of Ambrose Leet referred to us by your honours and 
then appointed a sub-committee to ascertain and report 

i>«nand. to US the nature and amount of Mr. Leet's demand 



DUBLIN ASSEMBLY ROLL, 1783. 



277 



Roll 3lxiii.A. 

m. 91 b. 



m.0O. 



Upon your honours, who accordingly on the 7th of^-^ 



January instant reported to us as follows. 



s. d. 



Fftvlng X. 



12 10 



Mayoraltj 
■tabic 



bles. 



26 13 3 



Hnteriala. 



* First, that it appeared to them that 
Mr. Leet had paid for paving tax, which 
became due upon the ground he took from 
the city previous to the commencement of 
his lease thereof 

* And that Mr. Leet's losses on account of 
his not getting possession of the Mayoralty 
stables, coach house, etc., for six months 
after his rent commenced for the same 
amounts to 

* And further that Mr. Leet claimed an 
allowance for the loss of the materials of the 
old buildings, which he did not receive in 

time to make use of in the new building ... 14 

* Amounting in the whole to the sum of £53 3 3 

* As by the said sub-committee's report hereto Beport 
annexed may appear, which said report., your com- 
mittee have considered and agreed to and do recommend 

that Mr. Leet be paid the amount thereof. Payment. 

' We met on the 14th of December last, and 
having then received a letter from counsellor Preston Preaton, 

^ Thomas 

concerning a lot of ground in Thomas street, formerly 8*>«et. 
Howard's holding, in the surveying of which Mr. 
Preston complained, that the city surveyor had surreyor. 
encroached considerably on a diflFerent [ground] in Buoroach. 
which he had a. long term yet to come, upon which we 
appointed some gentlemen of their body attended by 
the city surveyor and law agent to view the premises 
and make themselves acquainted with the nature of 
the complaint, in order that we might the better know 
how, to act thereupon, and your surveyor under our 
directions having since made a new map of the premises Map. 
distinguishing the separate holdings and in order to 



278 DTTBLIN ASSKMBLT SOLL, 1783. 

^ute. gu^i'd against any dispute between the city and Mr. 2l?^i^^^'*' 
Preston, we applied to know if he would propose for 

!*»»• the ground out of lease, to which he assented, and has 
since furnished the Lord Mayor with the annexed 
report in writing, videlicet. 

^JJiS.' " To give a guinea a foot for the ground now out 

of lease, to commence at the same time of the other 
city ground for the remainder of 99 years after the 
expiration of 66 years at a guinea a foot, also com- 
mencing after said 66 years expires.'* 

* We are of opinion, that it will be for the satisfaction 
^SSr^ ^^^ advantage of the city if they can treat with 

Mr. Preston, so as to set him the ground in the 
manner proposed, for as by such means your honours' 

Lease. estate will upon the expiration of such a lease now 
to be made altogether come into the city's possessicm 
without any colour of claim by any personj but we 
have received a further proposal of 30s. a foot for the 
same ground by a very responsible tenant. 

Worthing. * We took into consideration the petition of William 

ten, Iitlaiid 

bridge. Worthington for a lease of a piece of ground peurt of 

your honours' estate at Island Bridge with liberty to„^.9o*. 

Mill erect a mill thereon and having appointed a sub- 
committee attended by your surveyor and pipe water 
engineer, who caused the same to be surveyed, and on 
whose report on the nature and circumstances of your 
estate there, we are of opinion it would turn out more 

Sotting to your advantage to set the whole premises at Island 

premjsei. 

Bridge together than in separate holdings. 

* We examined an account furnished them by the 
Mathews, executors of Mr. Thomas Mathews, your late surveyor, 
account, amounting to £46, sterling, for surveys and maps dcme 
Payment. ^^ j^j^^ j^^ ^j^^ ^^ ^l ^j^^ corporatiou and do recom- 
mend that said sum be paid.' 

Order. ^^^ ^^^ ^^id commous, praying to confirm the said 

report and make the same an act of assembly, except 



DTTBLIN ASSEMBLY ROLL, 1783. 279 

2!«)ftf*^ as to that part, relative to ground in Thomas street, ^^^^ 
and that part to be recommitted to the committee ■*'^- 
appointed for inspecting city leasee near expiring, who 
are hereby empowered to set the same in the best ^^v- 
manner they can to such person or persons as they 
shall think fit. 

[6.] Certain of the commons, setting forth that the 
committee appointed for setting the cleansing of the •tm^!'''^ 
streets have made the annexed report of the 16th of 
January, 1783. 

*We, the committee appointed for the setting thefi«port 
cleansing of the streets, beams and scales, inform your 
honours, that your committee met on the 3rd day of 
September last and on several subsequent days 
pursuant to public advertizement for the purpose of 
setting the cleansing of the streets and upon such **' 
meetings, your committee having apprehended a com- ^n^^n- 
bination among the several contractors, by their all 
persisting in demanding most exorbitant and unusual j^^^^ 
prices for doing the same, set the following lots at 
the annual sums to each man's name annexed, videlicet. 

1782. X B. d. 

28th October. Lot No. 1, South Side, Denis Nowlan ... 76 OSoathiid*. 



22nd October. 


i> 


,. 2, 


»» 


II 


WiUiam Smith ... 


120 





22nd October. 


>» 


>, 3. 


II 


II 


William Smith... 


113 15 





SStii October. 


>» 


., 4. 


»> 


11 


Joseph Madden 


160 





a2nd October. 


»» 


>» 5, 


II 


II 


Valentine Smith 


75 





22nd October. 


»» 


.. 6, 


II 


II 


John Goold 


100 







>> 


.. 7, 


II 


II 


Nicholas Douagh 


46 





2Snd October. 


>> 


„ 8. 


II 


II 


Thomas Chaytor 


115 





22nd October. 


If 


.. », 


II 


II 


Thomas Chaytor 


85 





22nd October. 


» 


,. 10. 


il 


II 


Patrick Darcy ... 


66 17 


6 




)> 


.,12, 


II 


II 


Bryan McAntee 


60 





22nd October. 


99 


„ 18, 


II 


II 


Nicholas Donagh 


100 







» 


.. 14, 


If 


II 


Simon Hamilton 


113 16 







99 


.. 15. 


If 


l> 


Nicholas Donagh 


46 





22nd October. 


»» 


.. 16, 


II 


II 


John GonoUy ... 


135 





22nd October. 


f» 


,. 17, 


II 


»l 


James Donogh ... 


180 






280 



BTTBLIN ASSEMBLY ROLL, 1783. 



17(S. 
North ilde. 



1782. 












£ 


s. 


d. BoH x3ciii.A 




Lot No. 


1. 


North Side, 


Michael Mahon... 


60 





^m.». 




•> 


ti 


2, 




JohnMcCabe ... 


90 










)> 


*f 


3. 




JohnMcCabe ... 


100 










>f 


ft 


4. 




William Hanrey 


120 










»» 


»» 


6. 




William Harvey 


90 










„ 


tt 


6. 




William Harrey 


00 










>i 


>i 


7, 




Nicholas Donagh 


60 








22nd October. 


It 


t» 


8. 




John Connolly ... 


135 








22nd October. 


1) 


1) 


9. 




James Walsh ... 


110 










i» 


1* 


10, 




John Keatinfi^ .. 


80 










1, 


If 


11, 




John Keating ... 


80 








22nd October. 


»» 


»f 


12. 




John Conolly ^ 


1S5 








22nd October. 


11 


»» 


13. 




James Walsh ... 


75 










£2,776 


7 


6 



ToUl 
Hum, 



Contrac- 
tors. 



Cleanrinff 
streets 
two days 
weekly. 



SalaHes. 



FineH. 



Connolly. 



* Ainountiiig in all (exclusive of No. 11. south side, 
which your committee did not set) to £2,776 7s. 6d. 

*That at the time of setting said lots they agreed 
with each contractor, that the same should be cleansed 
for one year commencing the 29th of September last 
at the prices aforesaid, and that every street, lane, 
alley, market, and court in the list produced should 
be cleansed two days in each week to be appointed by 
the Lord Mayor. The different takers to enter into and 
sign the usual contracts for the due execution of their 
respective offices upon the foregoing terms, upon which 
they are to be paid their salaries by quarterly 
payments, one quarter before the other shall fall 
due, and in regard that some of the aforesaid con- 
tractors did not agree to take their respective lots until 
some days after the 29th of September last, they there- 
fore agreed that such persons should not be charged m. » *. 
with any fines imposed for not cleansing such lots 
from the said 29th of September to the respective days 
of tlieir taking the same, as herein before marked in 
the margin opposite to each name. 

' That John Connolly, one of 4he contractors, hath 



DtJBLIN ASSEMBLY ROLL, 1783. 281 

BoflnoiiA. declined cleansing No. 16, south side, 8 and 12 north' itss. 

side, and John Keating hath declined cleansing No. 10. Keating, 
and 11. north side, and your committee hath agreed to 
set No. 16. south side (for which John Connolly was to 
receive £135,) to Benjamin Simpson at £113 16s. for simptoB. 
the remainder of the said year commencing the 9th 
of December last and ending last Michaelmas, and 
there remains now unset No. 11 south side, 8. 10. 11. 
and 12. north side. We have caused 8 new carts to c»rt«. 
be made up, and purchased 18 horses, and are often howm. 
obliged to hire several others, all of which are 
constantly employed in cleansing the before mentioned 
6 lots unset and taking dirt from such of the several 
lots as may require to be run upon. 

' That on the 23rd of October last we met pursuant 
to public advertizement, and proceeded to set by publio p^wic auit. 
cant to the highest and fairest bidder for one year 
from the 1st day of November last the several beams ^21!"*** 
and scales belonging to the city of Dublin (except those 
on the granary) and several persons having appeared 
and bid on the said cant, and Mr. Timothy Mahon Mahon. 
having bid the sum of £300, and no other person having 
bid so much, we thereupon declared him the highest 
bidder and the taker thereof, and Mr. Mahon thereupon 
paid down the- said sum of £300, pursuant to the terms Ptymcjit. 
of the advertizement, and we have agreeable to such 
setting caused the proper power to be prepared and 
put under the city seal appointing the said Timothy 
Mahon weigh-master during the term aforesaid, and ^^^^"; 
hath also caused him to take the necessary oath upon ™*»*«'- 
such appointment.' 

It was thereupon granted, the committee's report order, 
confirmed and made an act of assembly. 

[7.] Certain of the commons, to reimburse the late £*JJ^^« 
Lord Mayor his expenses in providing horses and ^^y^^- 
servants for the state coach : whereupon it was ordered, ^^, 



282 DXTBLIN ASSEMBLY ROLL, 1783. 

1W8 that the city treasurer do, on the Lord Mayor's warrant, bou ioula. 

Pftyment. pay alderman John Darragh, late Lord Mayor, the 

sum of £50, foi' the purpose above mentioned, the 

same to be allowed in his accounts. 
FrancWse. FQ 1 Certain of the commons, for freedom to Lord 

Lord ^ -" ' 

pftSSraid. Henry Fitzgerald, brother to his grace the Duke of 
Leinster: whereupon it was granted gratis, pursuant 
to the prayer of the petition. 

The Lord Mayor and Board of Aldermen agree with 

the Sheriffs and Commons, that the freedom granted to 

citjrsMi. Lord Henry Fitzgerald be put under the city seal and 

presented to him by the Lord Mayor and Sheriffs. 

a«Jjjl^Hy [9.] Alderman Benjamin Geale, setting forth that he u.8b. 

is in advance for the corporation of the city of Dublin 

upwards of £7,000, and praying to raise by bond a 

Demancu. sum of mouoy Sufficient to pay the demands upon him 

for the city's accounts : whereupon it was ordered, that 

Lo^ the sum of £4,000, be forthwith raised for the above 

City bouda. purposes by eight city bonds of £500„ each. 

Jolly. [10-] Henry Jolly, for a renewal of a piece of ground 

S?^t" ^^' ^' ^^ ^^^ ^®^* ^^^ ^^ Grafton street in his own 

Lweein name by adding the lives of John Barber and his 

****■ royal highness George, Prince of Wales, in the room 

of Jacob Jolly and Ann Jolly, deceased: whereupon 

it was granted, pursuant to the prayer of the petition. 

crofton, [11.] Philip Crofton, to have his son Hugh Crofton 

kee^. appointed joint store-keeper with him to the pipe water 

woST***' works: whereupon it was ordered, that the above 

named Hugh Crofton be and is hereby appointed 

assistant store- and book-keeper to the above named 

Philip Crofton. 

City [12.] Certain of the commons, praying that the city 

^^JJ^n treasurer do collect the city rents, one half year before 

ofnnta. ^ ^^^^ bocomes due: whereupon it was ordered, that 

the contents of the foregoing petition be granted and 

that a warrant be prepared to be approved of by Mr. 



DUBLIN ASSEMBLY BOLL, 1783. 283 

BoUxxm.A. Reoorder and put under the city seal, empowering iw*- 

Henry Eobinson, high constable, to distrain all such hi^h"'**"' 

ooustabla. 

of the city tenants as shall be found in arrear in future. Distraint. 

[13.] The overseers of the new gaol, to have the city Newg»oL 
seal affixed to a receipt for £J,000, granted by parlia- ^SiiSi?. 
ment for completing said gaol: whereupon it was 
ordered, that a receipt be prepared in such manner as 
Mr. Eecorder shall advise and pub under the city seal, 
and that the said sum of £1,000, above mentioned, 
be paid over to the overseers of the new gaol to be 
applied as the act directs. And it is further ordered, 
that the said overseers give the said Lord Mayor and 
Sheriffs a receipt for the said sum of £1,000, to boBeoeipt. 
accountable for the same to parliament, the said receipt 
to be lodged in the Town Clerks' office. 

[14.] Edward Scriven, to empower committee to soriTen. 
settle his parliamentary accounts and to be paid some Pwiiamen 
part thereof in the meantime : whereupon it was Mconnts. 
ordered, that the contents of the foregoing petition be 
referred to the committee for conducting the city's 
business in parliament, who are hereby empowered to 
inquire into the same and report their opinion thereon 
to the next assembly, and in the meantime that the 
city treasurer do, on the Lord Mayor's warrant, pay Paymwit. 
the above named Edward Scriven the sum of £200, 
sterling, on account, the same to be allowed the 
treasurer in his accounts. 

[16.] Walter Nugent, praying to be appointed one of Nugrent, 
the supervisors of the" Ballast Office in the room of b^J*^ 
Mr. John Tew, deceased: whereupon it was granted, 
a. 88 6. pursuant to the prayer of the petition and that the 
within named Walter Nugent be and is hereby 
appointed one of the supervisors and gauger of the 
Ballast Office in the place and stead of John Tew, J^ 
deceased, during the city's pleasure, at the usual 
salary. 



284 DUBLIN ASSEMBLY EOLL, 1783. 

*'»• [16.1 Henry Roe and George Roe, to be continued bou ndiiA- 

of N«wrau gaolers of Newgate : whereupon it was ordered, that 
the within named Henry Roe be continued gaoler of 
Newgate for one year ending Christmas assembly 
1784, and that George his son be appointed assistant 
gaoler to the said Henry Roe during the city's pleasure 
not exceeding one year, provided the said Henry Roe 
lives so long, and provided also that the said George 
8«euiitj. jjoe do constantly reside in the gaol during the time 
aforesaid, upon their giving such security for indemni- 
fying the said city from all escapes and for the faithful 
discharge of the duties of that office, as the Lord Mayor 
and Sheriffs shall approve, said security to be entered 
into in ten days from the date hereof or this order for 
continuing the petitioners to be void, and in such case 
the Lord Mayor be requested to convene a post assembly 
to api)oint a proper person to be g8k>ler of Newgate in 
the room of the said Henry Roe. 
ummce. [17 ] Richard Laurence, prajring to be appointed 
^^'P**'* bason-keeper: whereupon it was granted, pursuant to 
the prayer of the petition, and that the above named 
Richard Laurence be appointed bason-keeper for one 
year ending Christmas assembly 1784, at such salary 
as the pipe water committee shall think proper and 
under their control, 
ml^' [18.] Thomas Knox, praying to be continued at his 

'^~"''- augmwited salary: whereupon it was granted, 
according to the prayer of the petition for one year 
ending next Christmas assembly 1784. 
2jJSSt»t [19-] Bobert Hargrave, praying to be continued one 
of the Serjeants at mace: whereupon it was ordered, 
that the above named Robert Hargrave be and is 
hereby continued one of the Serjeants at mace for the 
said city during the city's pleasure, not exceeding one 
year ending next Christmas assembly 1784„ he giving 
such security for the faithful discharge of the duties 



DUBLIN ASSEMBLY ROLL, 1783. 286 

S^ss"^*''" ^^ ^^^^ ^^^® ^^^ redelivery of the silver mace, as i7s«^ 
the Lord Mayor and Sheriffs shall approve of, said ™»««- 
security to be entered into in one" month from this 
date or this order for continuing the petitioner to be 
void. 

[20.1 The reTx>rt of the committee of directors of the Baiiaat 

" Office. 

Ballast Office to the general assembly the IBth of 
January, 1783. 

* Your committee, since their last report to your Report, 
honours, finished the 150 feet of the new wall, which Newwaii. 
was last begun to be built, and they have provided 
about BOO mountain stone blocks to proceed further in f,^*g 
carrying on this work next spring, and will procure 

as many more as can be obtained during the winter. 

* Your committee also continued- the repairs of the 

m. 87. piles and gabbards, and having at present only thirteea Piie«. 

gabbards, which number is not sufficient to supply the Qftbi»rd.s. 
shipping with ballast, they have ordered two new Baiuwt. 
gabbards to be built. 

* Mr. John Tew, late senior supervisor of this office, Tew. 
died since our last report, and your committee have 
allowed Mr. Chamberlaine Walker, the surviving waiker, 
supervisor, to inhabit such part of the house as will BJ^dlnw'* 
not be wanting for the use of the office, finding it has 

been customary for several years past to grant this 
privilege in like manner to the senior supervisor. 

* An abstract of the cash is hereunto annexed, which coah 
we have examined and find there is a balance of 
£6,163 lis. 3d. on the Ballast Office fund, from which 
deducting £6,058 5s. 8d. overpaid on the account of 

the public money, the balance in the hands of alderman Balance. 
Henry Hart, Ballast Master, is £105 5s. 7d. All Hart.* 
wliich is humbly submitted to your honours. 

* Signed by seven of the committee.' 
17th January, 1783.— Granted, the committee's report otder. 
confirmed and made an act of assembly — allowed. 



286 DCBLIN ASSEMBLY ROLL, 1783. 

i7»a. State of the Ballast Office accounts from the 16th5<^ll™^A 

offlo* day of October, 1782, inclusive, to the 16th day of 
January, 1783, exclusive. 



Balliut Offlot^ Dr. 



To balaaoc of last quarter't abstnot 
To cash roooiTod finco 



Per contra, Cr. 

By caitli iMkld for raising ballast 

By cash paid for repairs on the pflee ^ 

By cash paid salaries 

By cash paid for repairs on gabbards ^ 

By cash paid rent and contingent disborsements 

By cash paid for aoconnt of the lighthouse 

By cash paid int^est 

By balance 



£ a 


d. 


-. 6OT711 


Oh 


... 058 15 


4 


£0^ 6 


4* 


it 8w 


d. 


... 100 17 





... 94 13 





... 145 





.- 118 6 





... 48 U 


H 


... 110 7 11 


.. 05 





... 6108 11 


s 


£0.080 6 


H 



Ballast Office for the public money, Dr. 
To 



£ s. d. 



Per contra, Cr. 

£ s. d. 
By cash over expended per last quarter^ abstract ... ... 5091 15 10 

By cash expended since on the pier ... ... ... 980 9 10 



£6,068 5 8 



Frauohise. 1783. January 17. — ^Admissions to franchise. '• *- 

S^*^ 1783. January 17. — Declaration and signatures. as. 

1783. March 6.— Post Assembly. ^k. 

Address. [1.] Certain of the commons, to address his excellency 

ueJteuant. ^^^' ^^^d lieutenant that he may continue in the govem- 

m«nt?' ^^^t of this kingdom : whereupon it was ordered, that 

aldermen sir Thomas Blackall, Hamilton, Greene, and 

Sutton, with four of the commons, to be named by the 

Sheriffs and Commons, be and are hereby appointed a 

committes. Committee to prepare an address to his excellency the 

lord lieutenant for the purpose above mantioned and 



DTTBLIN ASSEMBLY ROLL, 1783. 287 

^uxxiii.A. when prepared that the same be engrossed, put under itbs. 

the city seal, and presented by the Lord Mayor and Presented. 
Sheriffs attended by the corporation at large. 

[The four of the commons:] Mr. Bride, Mr, John commons. 
Binns, Mr. Dick, Mr. Tandy. 

The address prepared, put under the city seal, and city seal, 
presented accordingly, which is as follows. 

Address. 

* To his excellency George Nugent Grenville, earl g«i ^^ 
Temple, lord lieutenant general and general governor {f^tenLt. 
of Ireland. 

* The humble address of the Lord Mayor, Sheriffs, Addreen. 
commons, and citizens of the city of Dublin in common 
council assembled. 

* May it please your excellency. 

* We, the Lord Mayor, Sheriffs, commons, and citizens corpora- 
of the city of Dublin in common council assembled, nSbUn. 
unanimously think it our indispensable duty at this Duty, 
time to approach your excellency with our sincere 
acknowledgments for your prudent and indefatigable 
regard to the honour and welfare of this country. Regard. 

* Your excellency's early attention to the removal of 

all doubts relative to the independency of the legislation J^J«p®JJ-^,j 
and jurisdiction of the parliament of Ireland, the pj'jjjjg^j* 
general and oeconomical reform introduced into several 
departments of the state and the many great and 
apparent advantages we enjoy and are likely to 
experience from your excellency's wise, firm, and 
virtuous administration must at all times excite and ^dmmisti*. 

tiou. 

demand the highest expressions of gratitude and make 
us earnestly solicitous for the continuance of your 
government over a people affectionate to your person ^^^' 
and truly sensible of your honourable intentions. 

' It has been justly observed, that all nations have Nations. 



288 



DUBLIN ASSEMBLY BOLL, 1783. 



178S. 



Policy. 



Baiiuom. 



Omt 

Britain. 

Ireland. 



Freedom. 



Critical 
time. 



Public 
duty, 

AddT«M. 



Freemen. 



City seal. 



Answer. 



experienced a period of exaltation, as well as of2?'J^^*"*^ 
depression. 

'From an ill judging policy this kingdom felt the* «•*• 
latter, from the well timed and liberal sentiments 
which prevail, it is likely to obtain the former. 

* We assure your excellency, that the citizens expect 
the consummation of this great business from a noble- 
man of independent fortune and principles, equaUy 
the friend of Great Britain and Ireland, and sensible 
their interests are the same, and they most firmly rely 
on your goodness, that nothing in your power will be 
wanting to secure to this nation, the complete and 
perpetual enjoyment of constitutional and commercial 
freedom. 

* In that persuasion, we cannot but represent to 
your excellency, that as the time is critical and 
important, no circumstance whatsoever should induce 
a change, which might prejudice, but cannot benefit 
this country, and your excellency must be convinced 
there are situations in which the yielding even to the 
finer feelings of the mind (however amiable in private 
life) must be considered as political error and a 
desertion of public duty. 

* Your excellency will please to receive this address, 
not as the ordinaiy and common compliment paid to 
persons in your high station, but as the language of 
freemen sensibly alarmed, who highly approve of your 
conduct and revere your virtues, and who will not 
behold with indifference the moment which shall 
terminate your excellency's administration. 

* In testimony whereof, we have caused the common 
seal of the said city to be hereunto aflixed this 7th of 
March, 1783.' 

His Excellency's Answee. 
" I am too sensible to this address of affectionate 



DUBLIN ASSEMBLY ROLL, 1783. 289 

m.*»"'*'*'** regard to answer it in the common expressions of good itss. 
will; my heart is indeed too full. I truly feel an 
honest pride in receiving such a testimony of the sense, Pride, 
which the city of Dublin entertain of my zeal to DabUn. 
promote that first object of my wishes, the constitutional tto^J? ai'd 
and commercial freedom of Ireland. To such an SSSSm*".^^ 
object, I would gladly sacrifice every private feeling, ™^ ' 
and as long as I can flatter myself, that my exertions 
are acceptable to his majesty or may be serviceable to 
this kingdom, I will hope that no circumstances will 
prevent me from continuing to you that proof of my 
interest in your prosperity, which an unremitting Prc^peritj. 
attention to the great lines of an honest government 
can so truly give; but in every situation, I never can 
forget how much I owe to your affection, and my 
constant prayer, my constant object, will be that the 
honour, pride, and happiness of Ireland may be ^^3^"^;,^ 
perpetual, and that it may be founded on the surest JffJ^yj„*5 
basis of a liberal and constitutional connexion with 
your sister kingdom." 

m. 85. * Nathaniel Warren. — Henry Hart. — Thomas 

Emerson. — ^William Dunn. — Killner Swettenham. — 
George Wrightson. — Joseph Lynam. — James Horan. — 
John Rose. — William Alexander.' 

m- 102. 1783. May 2.— Second Friday after Easter.i 

[1.] " We, the Lord Mayor and Board of Aldermen, Election of 
have this day elected alderman Thomas Greene to ^^^^ 
serve in the place or office of Lord Mayor of the said 
■ city for the ensuing year commencing from Michaelmas 
next, and do hereby return the said alderman Thomas 
Greene to you the Sheriffs and Commons of the said 
city for your approbation. 

" Nathaniel Warren, Lord Mayor.*' 

1 Easter day, 20 April, 1783. 
TOL. ZUL 17 



290 DUBLIN ASSEMBLY ROLL, 1783. 

17W. "We, the Sheriffs and Commons of the city of ^H«iiu. 

Dublin in common council assembled, have this day by 
gjj«. ballot approved of alderman Thomas Greene to serve 
'^'y**'- in the office of Lord Mayor of the said city for the 

ensuing year commencing Michaelmas next. 

" John Carleton, Samuel Reed, Sheriffs." 

[2.] " We, the Sheriffs and Commons of the common 
council of the city of Dublin, have this day by ballot 
tor ai£^ nominated the following eight freemen of the said city, 
resident within the said city or the liberties thereto 
adjoining, each of them worth in real and personal 
estate in possession the sum of £2,000, sterling, over 
and above all their just debts, that is to say, Benjamin 
Smith of Bride street merchant, Patrick Ewing of 
James's street merchant, Ambrose Leet of the 
Merchants' quay merchant tailor, Mark Bloxham of 
Meath street chandler, Alexander Kirkpatrick junior 
of the Merchants* quay merchant, Robert Powell of 
Thomas street apothecary, Hugh Trevor of Cork bridge 
brewer, Joseph Hone junior of Summer street weaver, 
as fit persons to serve in the office of Sheriffs of the 
said city, and do hereby return the names with the ». iw*. 
additions of the said eight persons to you the Lord 
Mayor and aldermen of the said city, in order to your 
electing two of the said persons to be Sheriffs of the 
said city for the ensuing year commencing from 
Michaelmas next. 

" John Carleton, Samuel Reed, Sheriffs." 

"We, the Lord Mayor and Board of Aldermen of 

the city of Dublin, have this day elected by ballot 

Alexander Kirkpatrick junior of the Merchants' quay 

Uiith^ merchant, and Benjamin Smith of Bride street. 

Sheriffs. DMrchant^ out of the eight persons returned to us by 

the Sheriffs and Commons as fit persons to serve in 



Eleotion. 
Kirk. 



DUBLIN ASSEMBLY ROLL, 1783 291 

2J^4^^ the office of Sheriffs of the said city for the ensuing i783. 
year commencing from Michaelmas next. 

"Nathaniel Warren, Lord Mayor." 

[3.] Certain of the commons, to appoint a committee 
to prepare a police bill : whereupon it was ordered, PoUce wiis. 
that the Lord Mayor, Sheriffs, treasurer, masters of 
the city works, aldermen Dunn, Hamilton, Wrightson, Aidemen. 
Darragh, Greene, Horan, and Sutton, and fourteen of 
the commons to be named by the Sheriffs and Commons, 
(or any nine of them) and in ihe absence of the Lord 
Mayor the senior alderman present to preside, be and committee 
are hereby appointed a committee for the purpose in 
the within petition mentioned to prepare a bill or bills 
in the said petition mentioned set forth and report the 
same to the annexed assembly. 

[The fourteen of the commons : ] Messieurs Moncrieffe, comraons. 
Leet, Richard Manders, Worthington, M*Gregor, Ball, 
Myler, Fleming, Isaac Manders, M'Loughlin, Shene, 
Finn, M'Cann, Magee. 

[4.] Certain of the commons, setting forth that the 
committee appointed for better supplying the city of 
Dublin with pipe water have made the annexed J^^?*^ 
report of the 1st day of May, 1783. 

* We inform your honours, that we have carefully Beport 
attended to the business to us committed since our last 
report. On the 10th of February, it having been 
represented to us that Mr. Philip Crofton, your late ^|jj^ 
store-keeper, was dead, we thereupon requested of the 
Lord Mayor to name some person to act in his room 
until the ensuing assembly and his Lordship 
accordingly nominated Mr. Hugh Crofton, who hath Hugh 

m. 101. since acted in that department, but we now refer to 
your honours to appoint a store-keeper in the room of 
the said Philip Crofton, deceased. 

* On the 24th of February, we directed that the city 
surveyor should trace such maps or surveys as Mr. ^apa. 



292 DUBLnr assemblt soix, 1783. 

tTtt. Scriven might direct, in ord^ to be laid before the iioUzziii.i 

SeriTCB. m Wl 

referees in the case between the corporation and Mr. 



Guinness, and we inform you that, that dispute is 
now in a way of being speedily adjusted. Mr. Guinness 

Steion. having signed the submission and every material 

BecerMs. ready to go before the referees. 

* We further report that at Midsummer assembh' 
1781, your honours were pleased to grant a sum of 

coaiqii., £266, for repairing the Coal quay wall under the 
inspection of your committee, who were thereby 

cantnetM. empowered to enter into contracts with any persons 
they might think proper for doing the said works 
pursuant to an estimate thereof made by the city 
surveyor at an expense not exceeding that sum and 
under such powers we contracted with Mr. William 

Pemberum. Pembertou to do the said works and agreed that Mr. 

Baton. Benjamin Eaton should be employed in such carpenter's 
work as might be necessary to be done therein, that the 
said work hath been since effectually carried into 
execution, the expense whereof (for the reasons assigned 
in fhe sub-committee's report hereto annexed) hath 

SSoded. exceeded the sum so heretofore granted for the purpose 
by £69 6s. lid., for which last mentioned sum we do 
recommend and pray to allow them to draw upon the 
city treasurer, in order finally to discharge the 

BftiAQce. remaining balance due to the artificers employed in 
said work and that the entire expense for doing the 
same be charged out of the annual sum of £1,600, 
payable from the pipe water fund to the general revenue 
of the corporation. 

* On the 31st March we received a petition from the 
Weaver** master of the corporation of weavers, praying that 

their hall might be exempt from payment of the 
pipe water tax, to which we agreed. We are of 
opinion it may be necessary and do recommend, that 
one of the supervisors be appointed from time to time 



DUBLIN ASSEMBLY BOLL, 1783. 293 

sou sniLA. hereafter to examine into the different returns made itss. 

by the collectors and to report to the committee thesStiSM."' 
several insolvencies thereon upon oath if required. 
That having received repeated complaints from the 
different inhabitants of the improper conduct of Mr. 
Peter Seguin in his department of one of the inspectors se^uin. 
of the works, we have resolved to suspend him during 
pleasure, and have directed Mr. Nathaniel Walker to w»iker. 
perform the duties of that employment until further 
orders* 

* On the 28th of April, having called upon Mr. 
Mylne, your engineer, for a general character of Myine. 
Mr. Hugh Crofton, we have been informed by hirn, crofton 
that he is a very diligent and attentive young man 

and a fit person as an assistant in the employment of 
store-keeper.' 

It was thereupon grantedj^ the committee's report order, 
confirmed and made an act of assembly, and that the 
within named Hugh Crofton be appointed assistant ^J^iS'^^^ 
book- and store-keeper to his mother Frances Crofton 
during her continuance in that office. 
m-ioifr. [5.] Certain of the commons, setting forth that the 

committee appointed for examining tradesmen's bills 2S^!biii^. 
have made the annexed report of the 13th January, 
1783. 

* We inform your honours, that on the 13th day of Keport 
January instant your committee met and having 
carefully examined the following bills, that is to biiik. 
say:— 

* Samuel Heed, plumber's work 

* William M*Cready, upholder 

* Stephen Gordon, ironmonger 

* Benjamin Eaton, carpenter 
'Isaac Poole, tin-man 
' John Bussell, lighting globes, etc. . 



£ 8. 


d. 


22 


7 


73 9 


6 


53 4 


9 


54 5 


10 


4 19 


6 


89 14 






294 DUBLIN ASSEMBLY HOLL, 1783. 

1788. 



nMn't billa 



£ 8. 

.. 22 4 


A BoUsxiU.A. 
°- m. lOl h. 

4 


.. 36 3 


9 


.. 60 9 


6 


.. 10 6 


H 


£426 18 


4i 



* Executors of James Elliot, slater 

* Gilbert Elliot, slater 
'James Potts, printer 

'T. T. Faulkner, printer ... 



Sum. * Amounting in all to the sum of £425 18s. 4Jd., 

which we are of opinion and do recommend be forth- 
with paid to the several persons in the proportions 
above mentioned.' 

Order. It WHS theroupou granted, the committee's report 

confirmed and made an act of assembly, and that the 

Payment, city treasurer do, on the Lord Mayor s warrant, pay 
the several persons in the within report mentioned, the 
several sums reported to be due to them, except the 

Faulkner sum of £10 6s. 4id., to Thomas Todd Faulkner for 

excepted. 

printing. 

[6.] Certain of the commons, setting forth that the 
cityieasea. Committee appointed for inspecting city leases near 

expiring have made the annexed report of the 30tli 

April, 1783. 
Report. * We inform your honours, that on the 14th of 

February last, we took into consideration the petition ni, loo. 
Biackau. of sir Thomas Blackall and Alexander Sparrow 

Sparrow. *^ 

Deiaya. referred to us, complaining of the many delays and 
obstructions given to them on account of your late 
surveyor's illness and death, whereby the petitioners 
were prevented for a considerable time of clearing the 

Arundel grouud they had taken in Arundel court or making 
any sort of use thereof, and having satisfied your 
committee of the truth of such allegations, we are of 
opinion and do recommend that the time for the 

Keata. Commencement of their respective rents for their 
holdings in Arundel court be enlarged to the 29th day 
of September, 1784. 



DtJBLIN ASSEMBLY ROLL, 1783. ^95 

^iw^**" * "^^ petition of John Eccles, esquire, praying a i783. 
renewal of a lease for lives renewable for ever, Leaae. 
formerly made to Isaac Ambrose, esquire, of a piece AmbroM. 
of ground on the Wood quay and not being able to wood quay, 
ascertain the respective times of the death of the three 
lives in the original lease or whether they were all 
dead or not, and upon reading the report of Mr. Scriven seriveu. 
your law agent, to whom we referred the said petition, 
we called upon Mr. Eccles to know what terms lie Jj^^^'^' 
purposed to offer upon obtaining such renewal, upon 
which he proposed, in order to save the trouble of 
going into calculations on the death of lives, to pay 
the corporation the amount of eight fines, which at noes. 
£6 10s. (being the fine reserved on the fall of each 
life) amounts to the sum of £62, and we are of opinion 
that the said proposal is a most candid one on the part 
of Mr. Eccles and considering the ruinous situation 
of the premises, that it would be to your honours' 
advantage to grant him the renewal upon such terms JJ5Jt3| 
for the three lives in his petition named and which we 
recommend may be done. 

* On the 19th of March, we took into consideration 

the proposal of Arthur Dawson, esquire, hereto Dawwn. 
annexed for a new lease of the stalls in the fish market, JjJ}JJi}f 
and recommend that leases be forthwith prepared and «"*»™"'^«*- 
perfected to Mr. Dawson agreeable to the terms of his 
proposal, that is for the term of 99 years at the yearly 
rent of £60, and containing the similar covenants of Rent, 
the last lease from the city and such others as the 
Recorder shall advise, the said rent to commence the 
26th March, 1788. 

* On the 28th March, we took into consideration the 
proposal of alderman James Horan referred to us for g^jjjj- 
a lease of the city concerns at Island Bridge including ^^Jj" 
the mills and fishery and no other proposal having been 

lu. 100*. made for the whole concerns, we recommend that the 



296 



BtTBLiK ASSEMBLY BOLL, 1783. 



1783. 
Public cant- 



Willkms. 

Thonmti 
vtreet. 
Pest 
houaen. 



Kent 
reduced. 



Uiunilton. 



ThODlOM 

street. 



Lease. 



Rout. 



Reootdor. 



Prestou. 



same be advertized to be set by public cant or that ^^(J^l*'** 
this committee may be empowered to advertize for and 
receive written proposals for the same and to conclude 
a bargain thereunder. 

' On the 7th of April we received a complaint from 
Mr. Charles Williams, your honours' tenant to lot 
No. 4. part of the pest houses in Thomas street, setting 
forth that there now appears to be a deficiency of 
ground in that marked out to him on the map at the 
time of setting and since annexed to his lease and 
having caused your surveyor to trace the true dimen- 
sions of said lot who reported such deficiency therein, 
we recommend that Mr. William's rent for the said 
lot of ground be reduced from £17 12s., yearly 
(reserved under his lease) to £15 10s. yearly, said last 
mentioned yearly rent to commence on the same day 
as by his lease the higher rent was to commence. 

' Your committee, in pursuance of the powers given 
them by your order on their last report, have agreed 
to set to alderman James Hamilton that part of your 
honours' estate now out of lease in Thomas street, late 
the representatives of Howard's holding, at the rate of 
£1 10s. a foot yearly, to commence the 29th September, 
1784, as likewise to grant him a lease of the adjoining 
ground being the city's estate to commence upon the 
expiration of the present lease thereof in being at the 
like rent of £1 lOs. a foot, and have directed your 
surveyor to make out proper maps of said respective 
lots of ground to be annexed to a lease thereof, which 
we recommend may be forthwith prepared and perfected 
to the said James Hamilton upon the terms aforesaid, 
containing such covenants as the Recorder shall direct, 
but beg leave to remark that before they concluded 
the above treatment with alderman Hamilton, they 
called upon counsellor Preston who declined to advance 
from what he had before proposed for said ground 



DUBLiK ASSfcMBLT ROLL, 1783. 297 

2!iooft^*^' beii^ ^^^ guinea a foot, and in case any dispute should itss. 
arise, alderman Hamilton has engaged to save the city 
harmless from any action, suit at law, or contest what- 
soever touching the said concerns. 

* The petition of John Hatch and Michael Dally, ^^/ 
esquires, and the law agent's report thereon hereto 
annexed and having considered the said petition and 
report, we are of opinion that the said report be con- 
firmed and that renewals be forthwith prepared to ReuewMb. 

m. 99. them upon the terms in the said report mentioned. The 

petition of Alexander Sparrow proposing to take a spAnow. 
lease of part of the old tower adjoining his concerns 
at Arundel court agreeable to the map thereof made ^'JJJ?** 
by Mr. Byron and having proposed to pay for the 
same an annual rent of £2, we are of opinion that s^nt. 
leases be forthwith perfected to him at the rent afore- LeaKen. 
said, containing such covenants as the Recorder shall 
direct, the said rent to commence the 29th September 
next, and in case any dispute should arise, Mr. Sparrow 
has engaged to save the city harmless from any action, 
suit at law, or contest whatever touching the said 
concerns. 

*We have examined the account of Mr. Samuel 
Byron, city surveyor, for surveys done for the city of SlSJejo?*^ 
Dublin and attendances upon committees amounting 
to £41 3s. lOd., also an account furnished them by the aooouuu. 
representatives of Mr. Thomas Mathews, your late Mathew-. 
surveyor, for business done amounting to £96 2s. 4d., 
and it appearing to us that no part of said sums hath 
been before charged to or paid by your honours, we 
therefore recommend that the amounts be now paid.' Pigment. 

It was thereupon granted, the committee's report Order, 
confirmed and made an act of assembly, and that the New 

I. , , / . . building in 

surveyor and masters of the works do examine into omtun 
the new buildings in Grafton street, Suffolk street, and ^^^^ 
Exchequer street and acquaint the conmiittee if any ft^t?"**^ 



298 DUBLIN ASSEMBLY ROLL, 17®. 

1781 and what tenants have or have not complied with the boUxx 

Tmanu. gey^.j-^l clauses in tlieir respective leases and that the "' 



committee do report to the next general assembly, and 

that the premises in the within report mentioned be 
Public cuii. fortliwith advertized to be set by public cant and not 

otherwise. 
[7.] Certain of the commons, setting forth that the 

committee appointed for inspecting the management of 
Toll! aud tolls and customs have made the annexed report of the 

ovstoms. ^ 

1st May, 1783. 

ji^P^^ * We, the committee appointed upon the petition of 

MAhon. Mr. Timothy Mahon, have met several times for the 

purpose of investigating the same, we directed the city 

K^idar ^8^*^*^ ^^ l^y * cas® before Mr. Recorder and Mr. 

vmttiiif. Whittingham upon the subject matter therein con- 

soriTtt. tained, on the 28th instant Mr. Scriven laid before us 

their opinions, in two particulars they have concurred 

Bye-uw. ^^^ ^ recommoud that a bye-law be made for the 

Toll OB payment of toll upon flour by freemen be reduced to 

the same proportion as has been established by the 

late regulation between the city and the flour millers, 

for which purpose your committee recommend that we 

may be empowered to frame such bye-law under the 

. direction of counsel to be laid before your honours for in.»».. 

your approbation. Upon the third particular Mr. 

Recorder and Mr. Whittingham having disagreed, we 

directed Mr. Scriven to lay the same case before Doctor 

Radctifle. Radcliffe, which he has accordingly done, and we hope 

his opinion will be decisive, so as to remove every 

impediment in the setting of your tolls and customs 

upon the expiration of the present tenant's lease.' 

^^^^ It was thereupon granted, the committee's report 

B e-uw confirmed and made an act of assembly, and that the 

committee be empowered to frame such bye-law in such 

manner as counsel shall advise agreeable to the within 

report, and also be hereby empowered forthwith to 



DITBLIN ASSEMBLY ROLL, 1783. 299 

m^^M^f "'^ advertize the tolls and customs of the city of Dublin itss- 

to be set for any term not exceeding three years to cMtoms. 
commence from Michaelmas next. 

[8.] Certain of the commons, setting forth that the ^^^ 
committee appointed for enquiring how the revenues j;j.„^. 
of the city may be increased and its expenses lessened 
have made the annexed report of the 1st May, 1783. 

* We, the committee appointed, to whom the petitions ^^po^. 
of James Brackin, Francis Eager, and James Swords Eager. ' 
were referred, having maturely considered the said ^^*^^^- 
several petitions, beg leave to report thereon as follows. 
It having appeared to your committee from the infor- 
mation of several gentlemen of their body that James 
Brackin the petitioner hath sometimes since become a 
bankrupt and now not worth anything, we do there- 
fore recommend that your law agent may be directed iAw«««nt. 
to stop the proceedings now carrying on against him 
at law until further orders. We are of opinion that 
James Swords' petition, which prays your honours to sworai. 
accept of his surrender of a lease held under the Lease 
corporation, does not properly come before them and 
pray to refer the same to the committee of city leases. 
Upon considering the petition of Francis Eager and Eager, 
enquiring into the nature and situation of his depart- 
ment, we find that he holds an employment under the 
corporation attended with much trouble for which he 
does not now receive any emolument or salary and 
therefore recommend that your honours do now affix 
an annual salary to be paid to said Francis Eager saiarj. 
during his continuance in said employment.' 

It was thereupon granted, the committee's report order, 
confirmed and made an act of assembly, and that the 
city treasurer do, on the Lord Mayor's warrant, pay 
Francis Eager in the within report mentioned the sum Enger. 
of twenty guineas, the same to be allowed in his 
accounts, and that the sum of twenty guineas be paid Payment. 



300 DUBLIN ASSEMBLY BOLL, l783. 

17W. to said Francis Eager annually during the city's Boii»riii.A 

pleasure. 
S5JSJ [9-] Edward Scriven, setting forth that the committee 

to whom the memorial for settling his parliamentary 
accounts were referred have made the annexed report »»• •^ 
of the 9th April, 1783. 
Export. <We, the committee appointed to settle the parlia- 

▲comnu mentary disbursements and accounts of Mr. Edward 
p»riiameiit Scrfven, find that during the last session of parliament 
a multiplicity of business was agitated, in which this 
city in particular and the kingdom in general were 
materially interested, and that he conducted the same 
(under the direction of your committee) with the utmost 
assiduity, care, and attention, during which time he 
Meetiugi. regularly attended them at their several meetings at 
iu^ou the Tholsel and Mansion House, and from time to time 
*'*'"'* carried their orders into execution, that by some 
inaccuracy in framing the order appointing him, we 
advanced large sums of money upon that account. 
, We have examined the said account and find that his 

milSr**' disbursements together with his incidental business in 
that department amounts to the sum of £415 14s. Id., 
and that he has given credit for the city's order of 
last assembly for £200, so that there remains due to 
him upon that account the sum of £215 14s. Id., to 
which is to be added the sum of £50 Os. 8d., remaining 
due to the several public offices and others for their 
Bills several bills, making in the whole the sum of 

£266 14s. 9d., wliich we are of opinion and do recom- 
mend that Mr. Scriven be paid in full for his disburse- 
ments and attendances during the said session.' 
oi-der. And the said Edward Scriven, praying to confirm 

the said report and make the same an act of assembly : 
it was thereupon ordered, that the contents of the 
within report be recommitted to the committee 
Si^iJnlM. . appointed for conducting the city's business in 



DITBLIN ASSEMBLY SOLL, 178S. 301 

Boll zxiii,A. parliament, who are hereby empowered to reconsider itss. 
the same and report their opinion thereon to the next 
assembly, and that the city treasurer do, on the Lord 
Mayor's warrant, pay the petitioner (in the meantime) Payment, 
the sum of £1B0, sterling, on account, the same to be 
allowed in his accounts. 

[10.] Certain of the commons, to pay some acknow- 
ledgments to the Ijord Mayor of London and sir Newnham. 
Sampson Wright for their letters and information to wnght 
the Lord Mayor of Dublin respecting the police : where- pou«». 
upon it was ordered, that the freedom of this city ba FnuichiM. 
granted to the right honourable Nathaniel Newnham, 2SiySSJj>r 
Lord Mayor of London, for the reasons in the within <>' London, 
petition mentioned, the same to be engrossed, put under 
the city seal, and presented to him, and that the Lord citj Mai. 
Mayor of Dublin do send a letter of thanks to sir ^tV*' 
Sampson Wright for his polite letter addressed to the wHght. 
Lord Mayor of this city relative to the police thereof. 

[11.] Certain of the commons, praying for freedom PrancWM. 
to Thomas Winder, esquire, and the rather at the.windw. 
request of William Worthington, esquire, formerly one 
of the High Sheriffs: whereupon it was granted, 
pursuant to the prayer of the petition. 

[12.] Robert Emmet, esquire, to be paid the amount g^SSt. 
of four debentures: whereupon it was ordered, that 
the debentures within mentioned shall bear interest at uum^' 
the rate of £6, per cent, from this day and in case^**^*" 
the within Eobert Emmet shall refuse to receive the 
same, that the city treasurer do discharge the amount . 
thereof, the same to be aHowed in his accounts. 

[18.] John Collier, merchant, to be paid the amount comei\ 
of three debentures ; whereupon it was ordered, that a d«imii. 
new debenture be made out payable to alderman 
Wrightson for the sum of £300, to bear interest at wrighuon. 
the rate of £6, per cent, from the 26th March last, 
alderman Wrightson having apml to pay the within r»ym«it. 



m. 96*. 



302 DUBLIN ASSEMBLY ROLL, 1783. 

1788. named John Collier the amount of the debentures ^Tw?*^"^' 

within mentioned which are to be cancelled. 

Dytom [14.] Timothy Dyton, to be paid the amount of three 

DabMi. debentures : whereupon it was ordered, that the deben- 

interMt tures within mentioned shall bear interest at the rate 

of £6, per cent, from this day, and in case the within 

named Timothy Dyton shall refuse to receive the same, 

that the city treasurer do discharge the amount thereof. 

the same to be allowed in his accounts. 

Exshaw. [15.] Alderman John Exshaw, on behalf of the 

^n*^y unanimous annuity company to be j>aid the amount 

of ten debentures : whereupon it was ordered, that the 

D«beii. debentures in the within petition mentioned do bear 

. inurcrt. interest at the rate of £5, per cent, from this day and 

in case the annuity company within mentioned shall 

refuse to receive the same, that the city treasurer do 

discharge the amount thereof, the same to be allowed 

in his accounts. 

Taylor. [16.] Benjamin Taylor and John Lambert, for usual 

oraud ' allowance for attending grand juries, etc. : whereupon 

it was ordered, that the city treasurer do, on the Lord 

Payment. Mayor's warrant, pay the petitioner the sum of 

£22 15s., sterling, in consideration of their trouble set 

forth in the above petition. 

Peter. [17.] Walter Peter, gentleman, to be paid the amount 

Biuof of a bill of cost in a prosecution at the suit of some 

of the market jury: whereupon it was ordered, that 

the city treasurer do, on the Lord Mayor's warrant. 

Payment. P^Y the above named Walter Peter the above sum of 

£13 lis. 2d. 

crofton, [18.] Frances Crofton, widow of Philip Crofton, m. vj. 

■tore-J deceased, to be appointed book- and store-keeper to the 

pipe water works in the room of the said Philip 

Crofton: whereupon it was ordered, that the above 

named Frances Crofton be appointed book- and store- 

wOTir****^ keeper to the pipe water works during the city's 



DTTBLnr ASSEMBLY BOLL, 1783. 303 

S^^^"*^ pleasure, not exceeding one year ending Easter itw. 
assembly 1784, at the usual salary. 

[19.] Certain of the commons, for a sum of money 
to discharge the bills due to different tradesmen for 
building the wall on the Merchants* quay : whereupon JS^"^!* 
it was ordered, that the city treasurer do, on the Lord 
Mayor's warrant, pay sir Anthony King, knight, the ^SJJI"** 
sum of £281 18s. 7fd., for the purpose in the within 
petition set forth, the same to be allowed in his 
accounts. 

[20.] Richard Gladwell, to be continued collector of ^SuSS' 
the pipe water revenue for the fourth division : where- JiJ^n'JJ*' 
upon it was ordered, that the within named Richard 
Gladwell be and is hereby continued one of the 
collectors of the pipe water revenue in the fourth 
division during the city's pleasure, not exceeding one 
year ending Easter assembly 1784, he giving security 
for the faithful discharge of the duties of said office 
and paying to the city treasurer all such sums of money 
as he shall from time to time receive, said* security to 
be entered into in one month from this date or this 
order for continuing the petitioner to be void. 

[21.] Nathaniel Trumbull, to be paid usual allowance I'mmbiUL 
for making out the weekly assize of bread : whereupon ^^ of 
it was ordered, that the city treasurer do, on the Lord 
Mayor's warrant, pay the above named Nathaniel payment. 
Trumbull the sum of twenty guineas. 

[22.] Richard Gibbons, for freedom of city : where- gJJ^J- 
upon it was granted, pursuant to the prayer of the 
petition. 

[23.] John Vernon O'Neill, to be appointed serjeant o'Naiii, 
at mace : whereupon it was ordered, that the above «»»«•. 
named John Vernon O'Neill be and is hereby appointed 
one of the Serjeants at mace for the said oity during 
the city's pleasure, not exceeding one year ending next 
Easter assembly 1784, he giving such security for the 



304 DITBLIN ASSEMBLY ROLL, 1783. 

17W. ^ faithful discharge of the duties of said office and Soiixiiii.i 
BiivMT redelivery of the silver mace as the Lord Mayor and 

Sheriffs shall approve of, said security to be entered 

into in one month from this date or this order for 

appointing the petitioner to be void. 
"^TSildie. [24.] Henry Boswell, one of the city beadles, praying m.w*. 

usual allowance to enable him to pay the rent of hia 

room: whereupon it was ordered, that the city 
pajmeut, treasurer do, on the Lord Mayor's warrant, pay the 

|)etitioner £4, steriing. 
cnriiii, [26.] Robert Curtis, praying aid : whereupon it was 

ordered., that the city treasurer do, on the Lord Mayors 
Grtnt. warrant, pay the petitioner £4, sterling. 
Aiexunder. [26.] Edward Alexander, praying aid : whereupon it 

was ordered, that the city treasurer do, on the Lord 
Grant Mayor's warrant, pay the petitioner £2, steriing. 
Petfson. [27.] Robert Pearson, praying aid : whereupon it was 

ordered, that the city treasurer do, on the Lord Mayor's 
oi»nt. warrant, pay the petitioner £4, sterling. 

[28.] The 'report of the committee of directors of the 
?!m!t Ballast Office to the general assembly the 30th of 

April, 1783. 
Report. * Your committoe have, since their last report to your 

Pile*. honours, continued the repairs of the piles and 
Q«bb»r(U. gabbards and also the building of the two new 

gabbards. 
* Your committee have ordered a foundation to be 
Newwnii. laid for IBO feet of the new wall and will proceed with 

the building as expeditiously a^ possible. Ttey have 

already procured aBout one half the number of 
JKni***" mountain stones that will be sufficient for this length 

of the wall and hope there will be a supply to prevent 

any delay as the work proceeds. 
AeoonntB * The Ballast Office accounts being obliged by act of 
Kd*wunciL parliament to be laid before the government and council 

once in three years, we herewith lay before your 



DUBLIN ASSEMBLY ROLL, 1783. 305 

2°97**^'^' '^^^^^^^ *^ abstract of the annual receipts and pay- iTsa. 
inents for your honours' approbation and to have the 
city seal aflSxed thereto. Cityaeai. 

* An abstract of the cash is hereunto annexed, which cash, 
we have examined and find there is a balance of 
£6,543 6s., on the Ballast Office fund, from which 
deducting £6,318 18s. Id. overpaid on the account of 
the [Hiblic money, the balance in the hands of alderman Balance. 
Heniy Hart, Ballast Master, is £224 7s. lid., all which Hart, 
is' liumbly submitted to your honours.' 

-. 96. State of the Ballast Office accounts from the 15th ggj^ 

January, 1783, inclusive, to the 30th day of April, '^^«o°»^ 
1783, exclusive. 



Ballast Office, Dr. £ n. d. 

To balance of Ust quarter's abstract ... ... ... 6188 11 3 

To cash received since ... ... ... ... vm 2 4 



17,467 13 7 



Per contra, Cr. 
By cash paid for raising; ballast ... 
By cash paid (or repairing the piles 
By cash paid salaries 

By cash paid for building and repairing gnbbardrf 
By cash paid for rent and contingent disbursements 
By cash paid for account of the lighthouse 
By cash paid interest 
By balance 



£ 


9. 


d. 


246 


2 


8 


l.'Jl 





IH 


145 








298 


9 


3 


47 


10 


H 


21 


4 


5 


35 








6543 


6 






£7,407 13 7 



Ballast Office for the public money, Dr. 
To 



s. d. 



Per contra, Cr. 

£ •. d. 

By cash over expended per last quarter's abstract ... ... 6058 5 8 

By cash expended this quarter ... ... ... 260 12 5 



£6,318 18 1 



2nd May^ 1783. — Granted, the committee's report order 
confirmed and made an act of assembly, and that the 
VOL. xni. X 



306 DUBLIN ASSEMBLY ROLL, 1783. 

1788. city seal be afllxed to the Ballast Office accounts in the rou Diii a 

City seal. / . m.99. 

Accounts, Within report mentioned. 

[29.] Certain of the commons, setting forth that t)ie 
Coal trade, committee appointed for regulating the coal trade have 

made the annexed report of the 1st May, 1783. 

Beport. * We, the committee appointed for the regulation of 

the coal trade, in pursuance of the powers given us by 

your order of the 19th of November last, prepared and 

AdJreiato presented to his excellency the lord lieutenant such an 

touffe??" address as we thought the nature of the then times 

ueutenant. required respecting the coal business, upon which his 

bnaincM. excoUency was pleased to signify his desire of relieving 

the poor as far as in his power lay, and that he would 

Loan. cause a sum of £3,000, to be advanced for the purpose 

JISS?***'*^ of purchasing coals for the relief of the poor of this 

metropolis. In consequence of which, your committee «•»« »'• 

Adv«tixe- ^^^gQ^ g^j^ advertizement to be published in the public 

papers, to enter into a treaty with any captains or 

owners of vessels in order to bring over such coals, but 

we were not fortunate enough to meet witli any person 

who would engage in the business. Your committee 

consider your honours and the city of Dublin at large 

ueifenant. ^^st particularly indebted to his excellency and also 

w^retiry! to his Secretary Mr. Grenville for the extraordinary 

attention they have paid, in order to effect a reduction 

in the late high price of that necessary article and also 

wthei's for their interference with Sir James Lowther upon 

offer of * 

c<»£.**'"**** *^® subject, which has produced an offer from that 

gentleman of 2,000 tons of coals to be delivered at 

Whitehaven free of all expenses, on board such ships 

as the city of Dublin shall think proper to send for 

them and desires that the city will accept of them as a 

S;;jrdf*'°' present from him for the poor of Dublin. And for 

^^""- this extraordinary mark of his excellency's attention. 

Thanks of ^^ ^^^0 that of his secretary to this city, we are of 

JST'*' opinion and do recommend that the thanks of the cor- 



DUBLIN ASSEMBLY ROLL, 1783. 307 

uoxxiiLA. poration be presented to them in such respectful itss. 
manner as your honours shall think proper, and annex 
hereto copies of- five several letters upon that business, Letters, 
which were laid before your committee by the Lord 
Mayor.' 

It was thereupon granted, the committee's report ord«r. 
confirmed and made an act of assembly, and that the 
thanks of the city be presented to his excellency thej^|^**' 
Lord Lieutenant, the right honourable William Jteutenant. 
Wyndham Grenville, and Sir James Lowther, baronet, gjStiei^' 
in the most respectful manner for the reasons in the 
within report mentioned, and that the Lord Mayor do 
write to his excellency the lord lieutenant requesting 
the loan of a sum of money from the treasury to pay Loau. 
the freight, carriage, and duty of the coals given by cSas'^**"" 
said Sir James Lowther, on the city engaging to repay 
such sum as may be granted and also to write to 
Samuel Martin, esquire, requesting intelligence as to Martin, 
such freight. 

F.R, 1783. May 2. — Admissions to franchise. Franchiro. 

cl"' 1783. May 2.— Declaration and signatures. t^SS!^" 

„.9«fc. 1783. May 28.— Post Assembly. 

[1.] " We, the Lord Mayor and Board of Aldermen Nomination 
of the city of Dublin, have this day nominated and »Jd«"»»"- 
returned William James of Bride street, William 
Worthington of Usher's quay, James Lane of Anglesea 
street, and Eichard Moncrieffe of Capel street, esquires, 

m. « as fit persons to serve in the place of alderman of the 
said city and do hereby return the names with the addi- 
tions of the said four persons to you the SheriiTs and 
Commons of the said city, in order to your electing one 
of the said four persons an alderman of the said city 
in the room of alderman Benjamin Geale, deceased. SSwsed. 
" Nathaniel Warren, Lord Mayor. 

[2.] " We, the Sheriffs and Commons of the city of 



808 



DITBLIN ASSEMBLY BOLL, 1788. 



176S. 
Election. 



JamoB, 
aldermfto. 



Bridge 
oonoems. 



Sum upon 

improre- 

mentfe. 



Bent. 



Dublin, have this day elected by ballat from among eou xxiii.A. 
the four Sheriffs' Peers returned to this house by the 
Lord Mayor and Board of Aldermen, William James 
of Bride street, esquire, merchant, to the place of 
alderman of the said city in the room of alderman 
Benjamin Geale, deceased. 

" John Carleton, Samuel Reed, Sheriffs.'* 

[3.] Certain of the commons, to grant further powers 
to the committee of city leasee on their setting Island 
Bridge concerns : whereupon it was ordered, that upon 
setting the above mentioned concerns, the committee 
of city leases be empowered to oblige the taker thereof 
to lay out a sum of £1,000, sterling, upon the premises 
within mentioned in lasting improvements within the 
term of three years from the commencement of the 
term to be granted thereof or in default thereof to pay 
an additional yearly rent of £50, during the remainder 
of such term. 

' Nathaniel Warren. — John Darragh. — Philip 
Crampton. — ^Edward Sankey. — Henry Hart. — William 
Dunn. — Joseph Lynam. — Killner Swettenham. — 
Willoughby Lightbume. — James Horan. — James 
Hamilton.' 



Trvnchlse. 

Earl 

Northing' 
ton, lord 
lieutenant. 



Gold box. 
Fzanohiae. 

ONttTille, 
MecvetAxy. 



1783. July 18.— Fourth Friday after the 24th of m.iiL 
June. 

[1.] Certain of the commons;,, praying freedom to his 
excellency Robert, earl of Northington, lord lieutenant 
of this kingdom: whereupon it was ordered, that the 
freedom of this city be granted to his excellency Robert, 
earl of Northington, lord lieutenant of Ireland, in a 
gold box, not exceeding in value twenty-five guineas. 

[2.] Certain of the commons, for freedom to the right 
honourable William Wyndham Grenville, esquire, 
secretary to the lord lieutenant of Ireland : whereupon 
it was ordered, that the freedom of this city be pre- 



DtJBLiK AflSlSMBtT BOLL, 1783. 309 

Roll xxiii^ sented to the right honourable William Wyndham itss. 
Grenville, esquire, secretary to the lord lieutenant, in 
a silver box, not exceeding in value five guineas. siirer bos. 

[3.] Certain of the commons, to grant sir Samuel BSS^JdS?** 
Bradstreet, baronet, £200: whereupon it was ordered, 
that the sum of £200, sterling, be granted to sirowjit. 
Samuel Bradstreet, Eecorder of the city of Dublin, to 
be paid by the city treasurer on the Lord Mayor's Pnymwit. 
warrant and allowed in his accounts, as a testimony 
of the services done by him to the citizens of Dublin 
for one year ending this assembly by a faithful and 
vigilant discharge of his duty as Recorder. 

[4.] Certain of the commons, to grant the herbage of ^S'^ 
Saint Stephen's Green to alderman Thomas Greene, ^^^'^ 
Lord Mayor elect, during his Mayoralty : whereupon g^°*' 
it was granted, pursuant to the prayer of the petition. *^'*''* 

[B.] Certain of the commons, to appoint a committee 
to provide furniture for the Mayoralty house : where- JSSSJJ^*^ 
upon it was ordered, that the Lord Mayor, Sheriffs, ^'*"**°"- 
treasurer, masters of the city works, aldermen committee. 
Swettenham, sir Anthony King, Greene, and Horan 
m. Ill*, and eight of the commons to be named by the commons 
or any five of them, whereof the Lord Mayor when 
present and one of the Sheriffs to be always two, and 
in the absence of the Lord Mayor the senior alderman 
present to preside, be and are hereby appointed a com- 
mittee to provide such furniture for the use of the 
Mayoralty house as may be necessary, the expense Expeiue. 
attending same not to exceed £100, and who are hereby 
empowered to draw on the city treasurer for said sum 
and to be allowed him in his accounts. 

[The eight of the commons : ] Messieurs Strong, commons. 
M'Creedy, Harricks, Howison, Pemberton, Ambrose 
Binns, Hayes, Richard Manders. 

[6.] Certain of the commons, setting forth that the 
committee appointed for better supplying the city of S!Si£*^ 



310 



DUBLIN ASSEMBLY ROLL, 1783. 



1783. 



Report* 



Faulkiner. 



Claim. 



Care, 
inspeotor 
orer 
collectors. 



Misconduct. 



Stokes, 
remoTed. 



Hauten- 

Tille, 

collector. 



Allowance 
to Stakes. 



Deane. 



Supply of 

water 

remored. 



Laureace. 



Dublin with pipe water have made the annexed report Roiixxiii.i 
of the 14th July, 1783. "''"^'' 

' We inform your honours, that we have carefully 
attended to that business since our last report. On 
the 19th of May your committee was attende(.l by the 
agent of the late Mr. Faulkiner's family in order to 
shew tlieir title to enjoy water from the city course, 
whereupon we directed your law agent to state the 
nature of the claim laid before them and to take the 
Recorder's opinion thereon. Having appointed Mr. 
Cave inspector over the different collectors with 
instructions to report any improprieties that might 
be committed in their resj^ective divisions, he 
accordingly on the 11th of June last reported to us 
different charges of misconduct alleged against Mr. 
Stakes by some of the inhabitants of his division, which 
we examined into and not having been sufficiently 
satisfied in the conduct of Mr. Stakes upon that 
occasion, they thought it prudent to put the collection 
of his division into the hands of another -person 
and accordingly on the 16th of June appointed 
Mr. Daniel Hautenville assistant collector with Mr. 
Stakes until the present assembly, and now recommend 
to your honours to appoint a proper person in the 
room of the said Nathaniel Stakes, such person allowing ,„ no. 
said Nathaniel Stakes £30 per annum, during the city's 
pleasure, out of the poundage of said collection. 

' Having given frequent notice to Mr. Joseph Deane 
to comply with the terms of his former agreement with 
them and which he declined doing, we therefore directed 
that the supply of water which Mr. Deane has hitherto 
received into his demesne from the city course should be 
forthwith removed, which has been accordingly done. 
Your committee recommended that on account of the 
proper conduct of Richard Laurence, bason-keeper, and 
of his attention to that employment during the last 



DtJBLIK ASSEMBLY BOLL, 1783. 311 

Pa/menl. 



m*no"^^* quarter, that he be paid a sum of £2 lOs. lid., ijw. 



sterling.' 

It was thereupon granted, the committee's report order, 
confirmed and made an act of assembly, and that the 
within named Nathaniel Stakes be now removed from ^JjJjJ'^ 
his employment as one of the collectors of the pipe 
water revenue and from henceforth allowed the sum Allowance 
of £30, sterling, yearly, from such person as shall 
be appointed in his room, said sum of £30, to be paid 
m(Mithly. 

[7.] Certain of the commons, setting forth that the Jjjjjjj'j''* 
committee of auditors on the accounts of the late 
treasurer have made the annexed report of the IBth 
July, 1783. 

* We, the committee ap[)ointed for examining the Beport. 
accounts of alderman Benjamin Geale, late city Aooounto. 
treasurer, for the rents, issues, and profits of the said B«it«. 
city from the 29th day of September, 1781, to the 29th 

day of September, 1782, and from thence to the 13th 
day of May, 1783, being the day on which the said 
Benjamin Geale died, have carefully examined the g^|j"*" 
same together with the several vouchers relative ^®~"^- 
thereto. 

* The representative of your said late treasurer first 
laid before us a rental of your honours' estate as it Bentai. 
stood on the 29th of September, 1782, together with 

the arrears of rent due the preceding year; we oharge-d Arrtam. 
him in said first account with the arrear of rent due 
m. iioA. Michaelmas, 1781, and with the entire rental of your 
estate as it stood Michaelmas, 1782, together with such 
other incidental issues and profits as accrued in that 
time, in which is included a balance of £918 19s. 6d., 
due by your treasurer upon the foot of the pipe water i'^^JJJ**' 
account stated and settled to the said 29th of September, 
1782, amounting in the whole to the sum of £33,769 
13s. 7Jd. 



312 DlTBLm ASSEMBLY ROLL, 1783. 

178S. *We find the disbursements on that account Bon xidii.A. 

menta. including the arrears of rent due Michaelmas, 1782, 
with the balance due the treasurer on the last general 
account, amounts in the whole to the sum of 
£36,007 Is. 7Jd., to which the sum of £830 6s. 2d., 
poundage on £16,606 3s. 6d., net money paid being 

Dischuve. added, makes the discharge amount to £36,837 7s. 9Jd., 
so that there appears due to the treasurer upon the 
general account of the corporation ending the 29th of 
September, 1782, the sum of £3,077 14s. 2d. 

' In the second account of your said late treasurer, 

SS^SitSL ^*^ representative laid before us a rental of your estate 
as it stood the 26th of March, 1783, together with the 
arrears of rent due at Michaelmas, 1782, we charged 

Arwar*. him in said last mentioned account with the arrears 
of rent due at Michaelmas, 1782, and with the entire 
half year's rent from said rental as it stood the 26th of 
March, 1783, together with such other incidental issues 
and profits as accrued to the 13th of May, 1783, 
amounting in the whole to the sum of £23,562 16s. 3|d. «». io9, 

Diabiiwe- We find the disbursements on the said account 

mentf). 

including the arrears of rent due the 26th of March, 
1783, the balance due the said late treasurer on the 
first account settled to Michaelmas, 1782, and also a 

SJw.**' balance of £318 6s. 9d., due to him on the pipe water 
account stated and settled to the said 13th of May, 
1783, amount in the whole to the sum of £24,712 7s. 
3Jd., to which being added the sum of £564 19s., 
poundage on £11,299 Os. 7Jd., net money paid makes 

Discharge, the discharge amount to £25,277 6s. 3id., so that there 
appears due to the representative of alderman Geale, 
your late treasurer, upon the general account of the 
corporation ending the 13th of May, 1783, the sum of 
£1,714 10s. 

* Your committee inform your honours, that the whole 

Moonnta. of Said aocounts having been stated with the utmost 



DtJBLlN ASSEMBLY ROLL, 1783. 313 

S*"wL^'^* accuracy, they resolved unanimously to present their I'M- 

thanks to John Geale, esquire, for the verj dear manner J^'g^, 
in which the said accounts had been stated and for 
his faithful discharge of the trust reposed in him 
during the indisposition of his late worthy father.* 

And the said commons, praying to confirm the said Ord«. 
report and make the same an act of assembly : it was 
thereupon granted, the committee's report confirmed 
and made an act of assembly, and that the said com- 
mittee be hereby empowered to make out a new rent ^^ ""*' 
roll of the estate of the corporation. 

[8.] Benjamin Taylor and John Lambert, setting forth JlSbit, 
that the committee appointed to conduct the city's law c?Sai 
business to whom their petition was referred have made 
the annexed report of the 14th of July, 1783. 
B. 100^. * We inform your honours, that we met on the 14th Report, 

day of July instant for the purpose of examining their 
accounts then produced before us amounting to the Aocounts. 
sum of £214 6s. 8d., for business done and money 
expended by them in the Town Clerks' office for the Town^^ 
use of the corporation from Christmas assembly 1782 ^*®*- 
to Christmas assembly 1783, and we are of opinion 
that the several charges contained in the said account 
are the usual and proper charges for such business and 
therefore do recommend that the amount thereof be 
paid to them.' 

It was thereupon granted, the committee's report order, 
confirmed and make the same an act of assembly and 
that the within named Benjamin Taylor and John 
Lambert be paid the sum of £214 6s. 8d., sterling, Payment, 
within mentioned, the same to be allowed the treasurer 
in his accounts. 

[9.] Certain of the commons, setting forth that the 
committee appointed for setting the cleansing of the SSS?* 
streets have made the annexed report of the 16th of 
July, 1783. 

* We inform your honours, that we met on the lltb »«pwt. 



314 



DUBLIN ASSBMBLT BOLL, 1783. 



178S 

Adrertise. 

ment. 



Lots ■ 



of July instant, pursuant to public advertizement, for boii xxiu.A 
setting the cleansing of the streets for one year com- 
mencing Michaelmas, 1 788, your committee then set the 
following lots at the annual sums to each man's name 
annexed, videlicet. 













£ 


s. 


d. 


South Bide. Lot No. 


1. 


South side. James Smith 


. 75 








»> 


>> 


2. 


do. 


William Smith .., 


. 125 








»> 


j» 


3. 


do. 


William Smith .. 


. 120 








u 


9f 


4. 


do. 


Joseph Madden .. 


. 160 








»> 


>> 


6. 


do. 


Simon Hamilton . . 


. 80 








If 


»> 


6. 


do. 


John Goold 


. 100 








n 


?> 


7. 


do. 


Simon Hamilton . . 


. 45 








• ?» 


ff 


8. 


do. 


Bryan M'Entee .. 


. 100 








»> 


If 


9. 


do. 


John Keegan 


90 





m. loe. 


y» 


ff 


10. 


do. 


Patrick Darcy ... 


, 48 








if 


» 


11. 


do. 


John Goold 


. 120 








n 


>» 


12. 


do. 


Bryan M'Entee .. 


. 40 








f} 


»» 


13. 


do. 


Nicholas Donagh 


100 








>» 


?> 


14. 


do. 


George Darcy ... 


100 








» 


I> 


15. 


do. 


Nicholas Donagh.. 


. 60 








j> 


» 


16. 


do. 


George Darcy .., 


. 133 








»> 


7> 


17. 


do. 


James Donagh ... 


180 








North Bide. Lot No. 


3. 


North Side. John M'Cabe . . . 


100 








» 


>> 


4. 


do. 


William Harvey ... 


126 








» 


» 


B. 


do. 


William Harvey . . . 


100 








?j 


» 


6. 


do. 


William Harvey ... 


100 








>» 


» 


7. 


do. 


Simon Hamilton . . . 
(now Michael Byrne) 


55 








>» 


» 


8. 


do. 


William Harvey ... 


140 








» 


» 


9. 


do. 


James Walsh 


110 








» 


» 


10. 


do. 


Robert Walsh ... 


90 








n 


» 


11. 


do. 


Robert Walsh ... 


90 








» 


» 


12. 


do. 


James Walsh ... 


136 








>> 


>l 


13. 


do. 


James Walsh 


80 










£2,801 









ID.109 6. 



DUBLIK ASSEMBLY EOLL, 1783. 315 

Koiixxiii.A 'Amounting in all (exclusive of lots No. 1. and 2. itss. 

m. 108 . . Amount. 

the north side, which your committee did not set) to 
£2,801, and that they reserved the aforesaid numbers 
one, and two, the north side, as most contiguous to 
Oxmantown Green to be cleansed by the city carts, ^^' 
which are sufficient if i)roperly appointed effectually ^'®*" 
to do the same and also to take the dirt from such of 
the other lots as may require to be run upon. At the 
time of the foregoing sotting, we agreed with each 
contractor, that the said several lots should be cleansed i't^SJ"* 
for one year commencing the 29th of September next 
at the prices aforesaid, and that every street, lane, alley, 
market, and court in the list produced should be 
cleansed two days in each week to be appointed by the 
Lord Mayor. The different contractors to enter into 
and sign the usual contracts for the due execution of contract*.! 
their respective employments upon the foregoing terms, 
upon which they are to be paid their salary by quarterly soUry. 
payments^, one quarter before the other shall fall due.' 

It was thereupon granted, the committee's report con- ord«r. 
firmed and made an act of assembly. 

[10.] Certain of the commons, setting forth that the 
committee appointed for regulating the coal trade have co»i trade, 
made the annexed report of the 16th July, 1783. 

' We, the committee appointed for regulating the coal Report, 
trade and for the disposal of the bounty of 2,000 tons Bonnty. 
of coals from Sir James Lowther to the poor of Dublin, Lowther. 
inform your honours that on the 11th of June last the 
Lord' Mayor having laid before us a letter addressed to 
him from Samuel Martin, esquire, mentioning the terms Martin, 
upon which he could hire ships in Whitehaven for the y^^^; 
purpose of sending the said coals to Dublin and finding 
those terms to T^e more advantageous than any other 
they could devise, we requested of the Lord Mayor to 
authorize Mr. Martin to send the 2,000 tons of coals to J^u.**' 
Dublin upon the best terms he could agreeable to his 



316 



BUBLIK A8g£MBLT KOLL, 1783. 



17B3. letter and then reeolved that when the said coals should boiixxiua 

m. 106 i*. 

arrive, they should be delivered in trust to the several 
SSbShT^™ parishes in Dublin in proportion to the number of the 
distressed inhabitants contained in each parish and the 
Lord Mayor upon having called together the different 
church-wardens of each parish, in order to ascertain 
the number of tons to be distributed to them respectively, 
they accordingly at such meeting agreed upon the 
R«ffnhitiou. following regulation, videlicet : — 



'Saint James's parish 

* Saint Catherine's parish 

' Saint Nicholas Without parish 

* Saint Audeon's parish ... 
' Saint Michael's parish . . . 

' Saint Nicholas Within parish 

* Saint Werburgh's parish 

* Saint Bridget's parish ... 

* Saint John's parish 

* Saint Andrew's parish . . . 
' Saint Peter's parish 

* Saint Ann's parish 

* Saint Mark's parish 
' Saint Luke's parish 

' Saint Mary's parish 

* Saint Michan's parish 

* Saint Paul's parish 
'Saint Thomas's parish^ ... 





Tons. 




... 80 




.. 370 




.. 100 




60 




20 




16 




... 20 




... 65 




.. 30 




.. 30 




... 20 




... 20 




... 60 




60 




.. 30 




.. 160 




... 80 




10 




1,200 



Iriihtonti. 



Chnroh 
wardtnB. 



* Amounting in all to 1,200 Irish tons. We inform «. 107. 
your honours, that a part of the said coals have since 
arrived in Dublin and as they come in are delivered 
in the proportions aforesaid to such of the church- 
wardens of the foregoing parishes as attended to receive 
the same, to be by them distributed amongst their 



DUBLIN ASSEMBLY ROLL, 1783. 317 

5?"o7*'**"** i*^spective poor inhabitants in future times of the itss. 
greatest scarcity and deamess of that commodity/ 

It was thereupon granted, the committee's report outer, 
confirmed and made an act of assembly. 

[11.] Certain of the commons, setting forth that the 
committee appointed for examining city leases near city 
expiring have made the annexed report of the IBth 
July, 1783. 

* We met on the 23rd of May last for the purpose of Report, 
enquiring into the business to us referred from the last 
assembly and took into consideration the petition of 
Greorge Carroll, esquire, praying your honours to accept cwtoii. 
of a surrender of his old lease of some concerns at 
Gorman's gate and thereupon to grant him a new lease o«rman« 
thereof at such advance rent as might be reasonable, 
but we are of opinion it will be more for your advantage 
to suffer the present lease to expire and then to cause the 
ground to be set by public cant as usual. The petition 
of Edward Stephens praying to surrender the old crane gjy"*®'"- 
in Winetavem street and to grant him a new lease JJ^t**^*™ 
thereof at such advance rent as might be reasonable, 
but we do not think it prudent that your honours should 
enter into any treaty for setting the said crane until the 
old lease thereof eocpires. The petition of James Swords swordn. 
stating the annual losses he has been at by holding 
the tithes of Taghdowe at the rent reserved in his lease SiSi®^* 
thereof from your honours, and for that reason praying 
you to accept a surrender thereof and we do recommend 
for the reasons aforesaid, that you do accept of a 
surrender of the said lease from the said James Swords oJSw^ 



on the 2Bth of March, 1784, he paying to the city 
treasurer all rent that shall be due thereunder to that 
m. 107 h, day before the time of such surrender. We have recon 

sidered the proposal of Arthur Dawson, esquire, Dawwn. 

mentioned in their report to the last assembly for a new 

lease of the stalls in the fish market and do here again l^^ket 



318 DUBLIN ASSEMBLY ROLL, 1783. 

iTw. recommend to your honours to agree thereto, that is to Roiixxiii- 

LeMe. grant a lease to Mr. Dawson of the said stalls for the 

■ term of 99 years from the 29th of September, 1783, at 

the yearly rent of £50, containing the similar covenants 

as in the last lease thereof from the city and such 

others as the Becorder shall advise. 

Public cwit. * On the 26th of June, we set up by public cant 
pursuant to advertizement for a term of three lives 
renewable within 70 years or for 99 years, at the option 
of the taker, the whole of your honours' concerns at 

bSSe mills Isl^^^ bridge, including the mills and fishery there 

flsiierj. g^j^^j several persons having appeared and bid upon the 
said cant and alderman James Horan having bid the 
sum of £200 yearly, and no other person having bid 
so much, we therefore declared him the taker thereof 
at the annual rent of £200, and on the said setting 
declared the terms to be and accordingly set the said 
premises subject to the valuation and inquisition made 

ciro^/**' l)etween the corporation of Dublin and the trustees of 

^^^^- the Circular road and subject also to the like reservar 

tions contained in the former tenant's leases of said 
concerns, the several materials on the promises, such as 
are the property of the city to belong to the tenant 
and recommend that leases be forthwith prepared and 

cityieAi. when approved of by Mr. Recorder put under the city 
seal and x>©rfected to alderman Horan of the said 
premises upon the terms aforesaid at the said yearly 

Rent. rent of £200, commencing the 29th day of September 

next and containing a covenant upon the said James 

Horan. Horau to lay out £1,000, in lasting improvements 
thereon within three years from the commencement 
thereof or to pay an additional yearly rent of £50. On 
the same day we set up by public cant pursuant to 
advertizoinont a plot of ground situate on tlie north 

JJ2»" side of Thomas street containing 33 feet 3 inches in 
front, late in the possession of Thomas Howard's repre- 



DUBLIN ASSEMBLY ROLL, 1783. 319 

Bou xxiiuA sentatives, and several persons having appeared and i7«s. 

m. 106. bid on the said cant and Samuel Beed, esquire, having »*«*• 
bid the sum of £1 lis. 6d., a foot and no other person 
having bid so much, we declared him the taker thereof, 
and recommend that leases be forthwith prepared of Lowet. 
said concerns and perfected to Mr. Reed for the term of 
three lives renewable wdthin 70 years or 99 years as 
he shall approve, at the said yearly rent of £1 Us. 6d. Rent, 
a foot, commencing the 29th of September, 1784, and 
containing such covenants as the Recorder shall direct, 
and that the said lease to alderman Horan of the Honm. 
concerns at Island bridge shall contain a restrictive 
clause with a penalty that nothing shall be erected ciau«e. 
thereon to injure or impure the water that is to supply 
the inhabitants of this city.' 

It was thereupon granted, the committee's report O"^®'- 
confirmed and made an act of assembly. 

[12.] Certain of the commons, setting forth that the m^rwiii. 
committee appointed for examining tradesmen's bills 
have made the annexed report of the 16th July, 1783. 

* We, the committee appointed for examining trades- R«p«rt. 
men's bills, having met on the 16th day of July instant 

and then carefully examined the following bills, that s*"»- 
is to say: — 

* Thomas Myler's bill for glass work . . . 
'William M'Cready's bill for 
' William M'Cready's bill for main guard 

* Samuel Reed's bill for plumber's work ... 

* Ambrose Binn's bill for beams and scales 

on Aston's quay 
' Gilbert Elliott's bill for slater's work ... 

* Thomas Todd Faulkner's bill for printing 

and stationery ... 

* Freeman's Journal bill for printing . . . 

* Dublin Evening Post bill for printing . . . 



£ B. 


d. 


73 


7 


28 7 





7 4 


6 


34 18 


9 


31 18 


9 


23 4 


6 


70 17 





16 10 11 


4 16 


4 



^6290 17 3 



320 



DUBLIN ASSEMBLY BOLL, 1783. 



17B3. 

Amount of 
Hlk. 



Order. 



Paynent. 



.106 6. 



Toll* iind 
eiutonii. 



Report 
RaAdifl. 



AdrertiM- 
ments for 
settixigtoUB 
and 
ciutoms. 



Recorder 



Itoed. 



' Amountin&r in all to the sum of £290 ITs. 3d., soUzziiiA 
sterling, which we ^re of opinion and do recommenJ - ^^^ 
be forthwith paid to the several persons in the pro- 
portions above mentioned.' 

It was thereupon granted, the committee's report con- 1 
firmed and made an act of assembly, and that the said 
several persons within named be paid the amount of 
their several bills within mentioned, tlie same to be 
allowed the treasurer in his accounts. 

[13.] Certain of the commons, setting forth tliat the 
committee appointed for insix^cting the management of 
tolls and customs have made the annexed report of the 
16th of July, 1783. 

* We have, since the last assembly, met several times 
to take the subject matter to us referred into considera- 
tion, we have received Doctor Radclifif's opiuion upon 
the point upon which Mr. Recorder and Mr. 
Whittingham differed and which has determined your 
committee in the particular in our last r^x)rt 
mentioned. We ordered advertizements to be published 
for setting the said tolls and customs on the 26th day 
of June last for three years commencing the 29th day 
of September next and met for that purpose, but being 
of opinion that every care and caution should be used 
in setting the same, to prevent as much as possible 
any claim or expectation of allowance to be made by 
the said city to any person who might become the 
tenant thereof, we directed your honours' law agent 
to prepare a draft of a deed to be laid before Mr. 
Recorder for his revisal to carry the said salutary 
purposes into execution, this was accordingly done, 
tlie said tolls and customs were then advertized to be 
set on the 16th day of July instant and a copy of the 
said deed was lodged in the Town Clerks* office for the 
inspection of any person who might wish to become 
the {enant thereof. We then met to set the same, but 



IV. 




.' !f:fh. ■ - 



JAr.;i;.::] Na.. 



DTTBLIK ASSEMBLY BOLL, 1783. 321 

! S'lw?^^' ^* appearing to us that it would be more to the advan- g^©^ 

I tage of the city to vary the method of setting the said J^^ 

tolls and customs prescribed by your honours, by 
substituting in the place thereof that your committee 
might be vested with further powers to regulate the 
present docket and also finally to set the same by public PuUiccant 

j cant or by written proposals at the option of your 

committee, that the taker thereof might be obliged to 
advance a sum not less than £500, upon being declared Deposit, 
the tenant, the same to remain in the treasurer's 
hands for the use of the city as a security for his security. 

, performance and to be allowed him at the expiration 

of the lease, this discretionary power they do recom- lcmo. 
mend be vested in your committee to obviate the many 
difficulties which fall in their way in the progress of 
this business. 

* We have hereunto annexed a draft of a bye-law Bje-uiw. 
prepared by Mr. Eecorder for the purpose of putting Becorder. 
freemen upon the same establishment with others 
respecting the payment of the tolls, which we hope will 
receive your honour*s approbation. Upon resorting to 
■I.10&, your late treasurer's accounts, we find your present Accounts, 
tenant Mr. Timothy Mahon has not paid any rent for Mahon. 
your tolls and customs from the 26th day of December Bent due. 
last, which we apprehend should be enquired into.' 

It was thereupon granted, the committee's report order, 
confirmed and made an act of assembly, and that the 
bye-law hereto annexed be also confirmed and con- Bye-iaw. 
sidered in future as a standing law for the better 
regulation of toll, and it is further ordered, that 
whosoever shall be the taker of said tolls and customs ^f^Sd 
(whether the same be let by public cant or under ''''^"■• 
written proposals) shall execute immediately at the 
time of such setting similar leases to those already Leases. 
prepared by Mr. Eecorder and now remaining in the J^"**'' 
Town Clerks' office (otherwise such setting to be void), JaJ^.'' 
YOL. zm. T 



322 DXTBLIN ASSEMBLY ROLL, 1783. 

ijw. , a copy of which lease may be had there any time before b«ii xxmo. 

Toll* and . m 105. 

oofltoBw guch setting. 

The Bye-Law. 

Bj«.iaw. " Whereas the Lord Mayor, Sheriffs, commons, and 
citizens of the city of Dublin have always of right 
claimed, used, and were accustomed by their bailiff and 
toll gatherer for the time being to receive, take, and 
be paid, and did receive, take, and were paid a toll 
dish containing one pottle and choppen, as and for a 

Toll. toll of and for each and every barrel of com, meal, and 

flour, brought to the said city there to be sold, and 
which said toll by subsequent regulations was fixed to 
80th part. And whereas at a post assembly convened 

Thouei. at the Tholsel of the city of Dublin on the 6th day of 

i7». March, 1780, it was ordered and established by an 

act of the said assembly, that in consequence of an 
agreement entered into by the said Lord Mayor, Sheriffs, 
commons, and citizens with several millers and flour 
factors, the sum to be taken in lieu of toll on every 

Flour. bag of flour coming into the city of Dublin there to 
be sold and belonging to such miller or millers as 
should execute a deed pursuant to said agreement and 
none others, should from and after the 29th day of 

Ton per March aforesaid be Ifd., per bag. And whereas in 
pursuance of such agreement, several of the flour 
millers of tliis kingdom have since the time aforesaid 
executed deeds agreeing to pay the said toll of Ifd. 
per bag commencing as aforesaid. And whereas it is 

Freemeiu thought reasonable by this assembly, that the freemen 
of the said city should enjoy the same sidvantages as 
foreigners by reducing the toll on flour payable by 
freemen to the same proportion and value as has been 
established by the said regulation between this city and 

Millers. ^^^^ said miilers and flour factors, it is therefore ordered 

Lctirs. and established by this assembly, that from and after m.io5fc. 



DITBLm ASSEMBLY BOLL, 1783. 323 

Bou xxiii.A. the 29th day of September next, the sum to be taken itss. 

m. 105 6. J r ^ '^qW,^ and 

in lieu of toll in every bag of flour containing 2 cwt. customg. 
weight belonging to any freeman of this city and 
coming into this city there to be sold shall be Ifd. per J^^^ 
bag, containing 2 cwt. weight, and no more, and so in 
proportion for every bag or sack of flour containing 
more or less than 2 cwt. weight as aforesaid. Provided 
always and it is the true intent and meaning of this 
bye-law, that it shall only relate to flour and that fiour 
nothing herein contained shall extend or be construed 
to extend to exonerate, release, or discharge any {)orson 
or persons whether freeman or freemen, foreigner or 
foreigners, from paying the accustomed toll upon com, tou. 
grain, and meal, which by the bye-laws and usages of g^- 
this city, they are liable to pay, it being the true intent 
and meaning hereof, that the same shall be and remain 
upon its former establishment, anything herein con- 
tained to the contrary notwithstanding." 

[14.] Alderman John Darragh, praying to be allowed ^5^^,; 
interest on the sum of £B00, sterling, allowed him last Mayoralty. 
Michaelmas assembly : whereujMDn it was ordered, that 
alderman John Darragh be allowed interest on the ^*^®t* ""^ 
sum of £500 sterling, within mentioned at the rate of 
£5 per cent, from the 24th of June last until the said 
sum of £500 be paid. 

[15.] The masters, wardens, and brethren of the guild ^Srohante 
of merchants to be paid interest at the rate of five per Payment of 

^ ^ interest. 

cent, on £1,000 due to them by the city or that they 
be paid the principal sum of £1,000 and the interest 
now due thereon: whereupon it was ordered, that the 
petitioners be allowed £5 per cent, on the above sum 
of £1,000 from this day. 

[16.] Sir Thomas Blackall, knight, to be paid a sum Biackau. 
of money advanced by him for drawing rubbish from Rubbish. 
Arundel court to Oxmantown Green : whereupon it was Amndei 

* court. 

ordered, that the above narmed Sir Thomas Blackall be 



824 DUBLIN ASSEICBLY BOLL, 1783. 



i7» paid the sum of j£32 2s. lid. sterling, for the reason in bou 

Payment ^^^ abovo petition sot forth, the same to be allowed the 

treasurer in his accounts. 
Sa^an. [^"^-l Alderman James Horan to be reimbursed the 

expense he was put to, by acting as a magistrate in 
im^T* the justice' rotation office: whereupon it was ordered, 
Payment, that the above named alderman James Horan be paid 

the sum of £113 IBs. sterling, for the reasons in the 

above petition set forth. 
Biacknii. [18.] Sir Thomas Blackall and Alexander Sparrow. 
Aron<S5 gentleman, for a licence for the new market in Arundel 
STrtet. court: whereupon it was granted pursuant to the 

prayer of the petition and that the said licence when 

prepared be engrossed and put under the city seal. 
Moor*. [19.1 Andrew Moore, to be continued one of the».io*- 

collector of *^ ■" 

pipe water collcctors of the pipe water revenue for ward No. 1. : 

reTenne. * * 

whereupon it was ordered, that the within named 
Andrew Moore be and is hereby continued one of the 
collectors of the pipe water revenue in the first division 
during the city's pleasure, not exceeding one year 
ending Midsummer assembly 1784, he giving security 
for the faithful discharge of the duties of said office 
and paying to the said city treasurer all such sums of 
money as he shall from time to time receive, said 
security to be entered into in one month from this date 
or this order for continuing the petitioner to be void. 
cJnSor of f^^'l George Bruce, to be appointed one of the 
Sll!!«T!^ collectors of the pipe water revenue in the room ol 

reTenne. * * 

Nathaniel Stakes : whereupon it was ordered, that the 
within named George Bruce be and is hereby appointed 
one of the collectors of the pipe water revenue in the 
room of Nathaniel Stakes during the city's pleasure, 
not exceeding one year ending next Midsummer 
assembly 1784, he giving security for the faithful 
discharge of the duties of said office and paying to the 
city treasurer all such sums of money as he shall from 



xxiiUL. 



BtlBL^N ASSEMBLY ROLL, 1783. 326 

B<>u^«iii,A. time to time receive and also paying to the said i783. 
Nathaniel Stakes the sum of £30 yearly, said sum of stakes. 
£30 to be paid to said Stakes monthly, and the said Payment, 
security to be entered into in one month from this date 
or this order for appointing the petitioner to be void. 

[21.] ThomAs Knox, praying compensation for kbox, 
supplying the sheriffs and commons with candles, *^®**^''- 
candlesticks, and other necessaries for one year ending NeceMMwies. 
this assembly: whereupon it was ordered, that the 
city treasurer do, on the Lord Mayor's warrant, pay Payment, 
the petitioner the sum of £6 sterling, in consideration 
of supplying the sheriffs and commons with the above 
necessaries for one year ending this assembly. 

[22.] Rebecca White, widow of Thomas White, ^i^; 
deceased, to be paid the annuity due to her late husband Annuity, 
at the time of his death: whereupon it was ordered, 
that the within named Bebecca White be paid the sum Payment, 
of £20 sterling. 

[23.] Lucy Oulton, widow of Walley Oulton, praying oniton, 
usual allowance: whereupon it was ordered, that the 
city treasurer do, on the Lord Mayor's warrant, pay the orant. 
petitioner ten guineas. 

[24.] Medicis Oakes, for usual allowance : whereupon oake«. 
it was ordered, that the city treasurer do, on the Lord 
Mayor's warrant, pay the said Medicis Oakes the sum Grant, 
of ten guineas, 
m. 104 6. [26.] Henry Browne, porter of the Tholsel, praying Browne, 
usual allowance : whereupon it was ordered, that the porter, 
city treasurer do, on the Lord Mayor's warrant, pay Payment 
the petitioner £4 sterling. 

[26.] The report of the committee of directors of the Bauai 
Ballast Office to the general assembly, the 16th of 
July, 1783. 

* Your committeei, since their last report to your Report, 
honours, carried on the business of the office in the 



326 



DtlBLIN ASSEMBLY ROLL, 1783. 



ir«. 

NewwmlL 



lilatressea 
of worktnf 
lieople, 

Tjowther. 

Coal 
▼ensels 
cleared 
free. 



Cuh. 



BaJaaoe. 
Hart. 



Ballast 

Office 

acoouuto. 



usual manner and have made a considerable progress ko""!" *• 
in building the IBO feet of the new wall. 

* Your committee, sensible of your honours' inclination 
to co-o|)erate in relieving the distresses of the working 
people, have ordered that the vessels, which bring the 
coals given by Sir James Lowther to the poor of this 
city, should be cleared out without any charge for 
tonnage or ballast. 

* An abstract of the cash is hereunto annexed which 
we have examined and find there is a balance of 
£6,913 19s. 2d. on the Ballast Office fund, from which 
deducting £6,504 15s. overpaid on the account of the 
public money, the balance in the hands of alderman 
Henry Hart, Ballast Master, is £409 48. 2d. All which 
is submitted to your honours. 

* Signed by eight of the committee.' 

State of the Ballast Office accounts from the 30th 
day of April, 1783, inclusive to the 16th day of July, 
1783, exclusive. 



BAlUst Office, Dr. 



To iMklaQce of la^t quarter's abstract 
To ca«h received since 



Per contra, Or. 

By cash paid for raining bullast 

By caith paid for repairing the pileA 

By cash paid salaries 

By ca.Hh paid for building and repairing gabb»ird«» 

By ctiHh paid for rent and contingent disbuvtementM 

By canh [laid for account of the lighthouse 

By cash paid intercut 

By balance 



£ s. 


d. 


... »43 e 





... 1177 5 


8 


£7,720 11 


8 


£ 8. 


d. 


... 227 It 


4 


... 126 9 10 


... 145 





... 147 16 


4 


... 67 5 


7 


... 12 S 


5 


... 80 





... 6915 19 


2 


£7,ri0 11 


8 



Ballast Office for the public money, Dr. 



£ 8. d. 



To 



DUBLIN ASSEMBLY ROLL, 1783. 327 

BoUxxiiLi. ' 1783. 

m. 1046. Per contra. Or. Ballast 

£ 8. d. Office 



By cash over expended per last quarter's abstract ... ... 6S18 18 1 

By casb expended this quarter ... ... ... 185 16 11 



accounts. 



£ej504 15 



18th July, 1783. — Granted, the committee's report order 
confirmed and made an act of assembly, 
m. 103. [27.] The reverend James Bland, praying a renewal Biand. 

of a lease of premises on the south side of Castle street : c^; 
whereupon it was ordered, that the contents of the 
within petition be referred to the committee appointed 
for inspecting city leases near expiring, who are hereby 
empowered to have a map of the said premises made 
out and set the same by public cant to the highest and Pubiwciuit. 
fairest bidder and to report such setting to the next 
assembly. 

F. R. 1783. July 18. — ^Admissions to franchise. Pranchi^j. 

B. 103. -^ 

c- 3- 1783. July 18.— Declaration and signatures. 5^!"*" 

m. 103. * Thomas Greene. — Killner Swettenhani. — Henry 

Hart. — Nathaniel Warren. — John Rose. — James Shiel. 
— George Alcock. — William Alexander. — William 
James.' 

ni. lao 1783. October 17.— Third Friday after the 29th of 

September. 

Lord Mayor : Thomas Greene. 

Sheriffs: Alexander Kirkpatrick; junior, and 
Benjamin Smith. 

[1.] ** Resolved unanimously, that the particular atten- gj~^"' 
lion of our late worthy chief magistrate alderman 
Nathaniel Warren to the police of this city, his inde- 2dJ?inan 
fatigable assiduity to the duties of that office, and his PoUce. 
strenuous endeavours to promote its trade and support Trade, 
its manufactures calls loudly on us for our warmest ^^*® 
acknowledgments. 



328 



DtTBLiK ASSEMBLY BOLL, l783. 



1783. 
Thanks. 



Warren. 

Tnul«of 
city. 



Concur- 
r«no«. 



Corleton, 
Seed, 
Higk 
Sheriffs. 



Agreed to. 



Faulkner's 
Journal. 

Distress. 
Manufac- 
tures.; 
Trade. 



Duties. 

Raw 

muterials. 

Manufac- 
tures. 
Agricul- 
ture. 

Tenantry. 



Printinfr 
resolutions. 



Petition, 



"Resolved unanimously, that the thanks of this Roii xxiii.A. 
corporation be given to our late worthy chief magistrate 
alderman Nathaniel Warren for his indefatigable atten- 
tion to the trade, police, and manufactures of this city 
during his Mayoralty." 

The Lord Mayor and Board of Aldermen request the 
concurrence of the Sheriffs and Commons in the above 
resolutions. — Allowed. 

[2.] "Resolved, that the thanks of this house be 
presented to John Carleton and Samuel Reed, our late 
worthy High Sheriffs, for their spirited, upright, and 
unremitted attention to the discharge of their duties 
while in that important oflSce." 

The Lord Mayor and Board of Aldermen unani- m. not. 
mously agree with the Sheriffs and Commons in the 
within resolutions, and that same be published in 
Faulkner's Journal three times. 

[3.] " Resolved, that the deep distress of our famishing 
manufactures and the alarming state of the trade of 
this country give us the utmost concern and create 
apprehension in our minds, that very fatal conse- 
quences may result from this dreadful calamity, if 
some effectual measures are not immediately adopted to 
stop its progress. 

"Resolved, that it appears to us that protecting 
duties and the preventing the exportation of raw 
materials will be the most effectual means of securing 
employment to our afflicted countrymen, re-establish 
our almost ruined manufactures., promote agriculture, 
and secure competence to the tenantry of this king- 
dom." — Allowed unanimously. 

The Lord Mayor and Board of Aldermen agree with m. 119. 
'he Sheriffs and Commons in printing the within 
resolutions and that the parliamentary committee be 
empowered to draw up a petition with the assistance of 
Mr. Recorder founded on the within resolutions and 



DtTBUK ASSEMBLY BOLL, 1783. 329 

2? 119^'^' ^^^^ ^^^ sarae be engrossed, put under the city seal, and ito. 
presented to parliament. 

[4.] " Resolved, that it is the request of the Sherififs 
and Commons, that sir Samuel Bradstreet and Travers Braeutreet 
Hartley, esquire, will pay particular attention to the H»tiej 
petition of the Ballast Office praying aid and that they aid. 
will institute a parliamentary enquiry into the conduct ofiioe. 
of the officers in the employment of that department, in vSLu^ 
order that the grant of the last sessions may be obtained 
and the characters of the committee may be cleared 
from implied censure." 

The Lord Mayor and Board of Aldermen unanimously 
agree that the above mentioned instructions be Agreed to. 
immediately given to their representatives in parlia- 
ment. 

[6.] Certain of the commons, for freedom to the right Franchise, 
honourable Thomas Pelham, esquire, secretary to the SSeSV. 
earl of Northington lord lieutenant of Ireland : where- 
upon it was ordered, that the freedom of this city be 
presented to the right honourable Thomas Pelham, 
esquire, secretary to the lord lieutenant, in a silver box siwerbox. 
not exceeding in value five guineas. 

[6.] Alderman Nathaniel Warren, late Lord Mayor, J[j^^^ 
praying to be paid the usual sum of £600: whereupon 
it was unanimously ordered, that the city treasurer do, Mayoraitj 
on the Lord Mayor's warrant, pay the petitioner the Pajment. 
sum of £600 sterling, the same to be allowed in his 
accounts, deducting thereout one hundred guineas in 
lieu of the commons' ball. £1?"'°''* 

[7.] Alderman Henry Hart, praying to be continued g^^ 
la. iwA. Ballast Master: whereupon it was ordered, that the ^•••*^- 
within named alderman Henry Hart be and is hereby 
elected Ballast Master and treasurer to the Ballast 
Office for the port and harbour of Dublin for one year 
ending next Michaelmas assembly 1784, at the annual 
salary of £160, he giving such security for the faithful saiazy. 



330 



DtTBLm ASSEMBLY ROLL, 1783. 



1783. 

Do lien. 



S«ouritj. 



FUot 
eommittee. 

Seport 



Cooke, 



M'Gregor, 

haTen 

masUr, 



Aoooant. 
BftUmce. 



Buoj. 
Chaini. 



Order. 



City pipe 
water. 



HeporU 



Grand 
Canal 
company. 



discharge of the duties of said office and also for his ^j^^*- 
accounting justly for all such sums of money as he 
shall receive from time to time, as shall be approved of 
by the Lord Mayor and Sheriffs, said security to be 
entered into in ten days from this date or this order to 
be void. 

[8.] The report of the pilot committee. 

*We, the committee elected pursuant to an act of 
parliament for regulating the pilotage, havenage, and 
lighterage in the port of Dublin, do t^hink it our duty to 
inform your lordship and honours, that since our former 
report of the 17th October, 1780, captain James Cooke, 
one of the haven masters, died and we elected captain 
John M'Gregor to succeed him in said office of haven 
master. 

' That on settling the Ballast Master's account to Ist 
May last, there appeared a balance that day in his 
hands of £214 Os. 8d. sterling. 

* That since that time, we have, at a considerable m. ns. 
expense, been providing a new buoy and chains, etc., 
to replace those on the banks, etc., as occasion may 
requira 

* Signed by five of the committee.' 

17th October, 1783. — Granted, the committee's report, 
confirmed and made an act of assembly. 

[9.] Certain of the commons, setting forth that the 
committee appointed for better supplying the city of 
Dublin with pipe water have made the annexed report 
of the 16th October instant. 

'We have carefully attended to the business to us 
committed since our last report and having been applied 
to by the Grand Canal company in order to ascertain 
their demand on the gross produce of the pipe water 
revenue, for one year ending 26th March, 1782, your 
committee therefore on the 29th of July last, went into 



BtJBLiK ASSEMBLY BOLL, 1783. 331 

Roll xxiuu. that business and finding that the gross collection for itss. 

m. 118 fr. 

that year amounted to £5,692 16s. 8d. and that ten 
per cent for said sum being their demand amounted to Demiuid. 
£669 6s. 6d., we therefore ordered the said last 
mentioned sum payable to Richard Baggs, esquire, ^"^^ 
agent and secretary to said company. On the 8th of 
September it having been proved before us, that a mule, 
the property of John Carton, had been killed by putting carton, 
his foot into one of the key holes in Greek street, in ^^ 
consideration of the loss of said mule we ordered said 
John Carton to be paid five guineas. Payment 

' On the 16th of September they were furnished by the 
paving corporation with an account of their demand for p«^^»"? ^. 

*^ ° "^ coTporatiou 

paving work done over the pipes, which had been newly demand, 
laid and repaired, amounting to £96 Is. 7^d., which 
sum they ordered to be paid, having first received their Payment, 
officer's report thereon that the work had been properly 
done. On the same day they were furnished with an 
account from the Town Clerks amounting to £79 16s. Jj^Jj;^ 
2d., for business done and money expended by them for *^«o»*»* 
m. 117. your committee and for their weekly attendance upon 
them, and drawing their several reports to the general 
assembly for one year, which sum they ordered to be 
paid, but they now recommend in future the Town Payment. 
Clerks be paid a sum of fifty guineas annually 
commencing the 29th of September last, to be in full 
satisfaction and discharge of any demand they may 
have or claim against this committee for their 
attendances thereupon and for all business done and 
money expended by them on account of your committee. 
* On the 26th of September, they received a petition 
from sir Thomas Blackall and Alexander Sparrow q^^I\ 
praying a supply of water for the use of the city market city 
and having obtained a report from their engineer of the 
practicability of supplying the said market from the 
main in Plunkett street, have complied with the JS^t*" 



332 DtTBLlN ASSEMBLT ROLL, 1783. 

^''^^ petitioners' request upon their defraying the entire ^mila 
Expense, expeuse attending the same, to which the petitioners 
have agreed. 

* On the 6th of October, they received petitions from 
0^!*^"" messieurs Nathaniel Walker and George Gee, praying 

a recompense for the additional trouble they have been 
at in their respective departments during the last year 
and your committee are of opinion, that they deserve 

Payment, and do recommond that they be paid a sum of £10 
each for their extraordinary services during the last 
year. They also received a petition from Daniel 

Hanten. HautonviUe, praying the same gratuity which was 
granted to him last year and that it might be continued 
to him in future annually in addition to his salary 
and they recommend that said Daniel Hautenville be 

Payment, paid a sum of £20 for the extraordinary trouble he has 
been at in his department during the last year. 

* It appears to your committee from the accounts of 
22^^^ alderman Geale your late treasurer settled down to the 

29th September, 1782, that he was then indebted to the 
f^.'***' pipe water fund a sum of £918 19s. 6d.^ which is by 
said account brought over and credited to the general 
account of the city revenue, they are of opinion that the 
said sum so misplaced shall be brought back to the 
credit of the pipe water fund and that in future the 
pipe water account shall be kept separate from the m. 117. 
general account of the corporation, 
ijurenoe, * Your committec having read the petition of Richard 
keeper. Laurouce, basou keeper, and being assured of his 
diligent attention in his department, do recommend that 
Payment he be paid a sum of £2 9s. 2d. for such his extra- 
ordinary trouble.' 
Order. It was thereupon granted, the committee's r^ort 

confirmed and made an act of assembly, except as to 
that part relative to the supply of water to the new 
^ket city market and ordered that the pipe water committee 



DUBLUr ASSSICBLT BOLL, 1788. 333 

Boll jxiii^. do now defray the expense of lajring down the branch iTsa. 
" for the supply thereto, on the tenants pajring the pipe 

water tax as customary, otherwise that the water be 
supplied to the inhabitants of said market gratis for the 
term of three years only from this day, their paying 
the expense of laying down the main, and that instead 
of the sum of 50 guineas annually to be paid to the ^"^^^^ ^ 
Town Clerks, that they only be paid a sum of 25 jgjjj^^ 
guineas annually commencing as within. 

" Eesolved, that the sum of money advanced by the 
pipe water committee for rebuilding the Coal quay wall Safi.**"^ 
be returned by the city treasurer to the pipe water 
fund." 

The Lord Mayor and Board of Aldermen agree with Agreed to. 
the Sheriflfs and Commons in the within resolution. 

[10.] Certain of the commons, setting forth that the 
committee appointed for the management of tolls and Toiie and 
customs have made the annexed report of the 14th 
October, 1783. 

* We inform your honours, that in pursuance of the Beport. 
powers vested in us by your order upon our last report, 
either to set the said tolls and customs by public cant Pabuc otnt. 
or by receiving written proposals for the same, we 
therefore met in order to determine which of said modes 
of setting might be most advantageous to your honours' 
interest and upon such meeting resolved to receive 
proposals in writing for said tolls and customs and to propoaais. 
set the same hereunder for the term of three years 
m.116. from the 29th of September, 1783, and accordingly 
published advertizements to that purpose. And having 
met on the 8th day of August last (being the day 
appointed for receiving such proposals and for declaring 
the tenant thereunder) and having then received several 
written proposals sealed up, we opened the same, when 
upon comparing them together, it appeared that 
messieurs Richard and Isaac Manders had proposed Manden. 



334 DUBLIN ASSEMBLY ROLL, 1783. 



Boll xxiii A. 



1783. the annual sum of £4,0B1 for a lease of said tolls and „ 1,6, 

iuxn. customs for three years, and no other of said proposals 

being so high, we then declared said Richard and 

Huidera. Isaac Mandors tenants thereof, and they having then 
also lodged in the hands of the city treasurer the sum 

Deposit, of £600, agreeable to act of assembly, we therefore 

Lease. immediately caused a lease of said tolls and customs 
to be prepared to said Richard Manders and Isaac 
Manders agreeable to the draft heretofore settled by 
Mr. Recorder for the term and at the yearly rent 

City seal, aforosaid and which lease was then put under the city 
seal and a counterpart thereof duly executed by the 
said Richard and Isaac Manders, who also at the same 

Security, time cxecuted £36 as a further security for the monthly 
payments of said rent during the continuance of said 
lease.' 

Order. It was thereupon granted, the committee's report 

confirmed and made an act of assembly. 
[11.] Certain of the commons setting forth that the 

Tradee. Committee appointed for examining tradesmen's bills 
have made the annexed report of the 16th October, 
1783. 

Beport * We, ihe committee appointed for examining trades- 

men's bills, having met on the 16th day of October 

Bill,, instant and then carefully examined the following bills, 
that is to say. 

£ 8. d. 

* James Potts, for advertizing from 

November, 1781, to 26th September, 

1783 42 16 9J 

* Samuel Reedi for plumber's work from 

26th January, 1783, to 3rd Septem- 
ber, 1783 23 1 1 

* Alexander M*Cullagh, bricklayer, for 

work at the Mayoralty house ending 
September, 1783 ... ... 69 8 9 



DTTBLIW ASSEMBLY ROLL, 1783. 336 



Roll zxiit.A. 
in. U6. 



'Isaac Poole, tinman, ending 27th 

September, 1783 

. U6». * Charles Strong, coachmaker, from 8th 

January, 1781, to 30th September, 

1783 

* Simon Vierpyle, stone cutter, for 

business at the Mayoralty house ... 

'Timothy Dyton, for printing in the 

Gazette from January, 1780, to May, 

1783 

* Freeman*s Journal, from October, 

1781, to September, 1782 
'Thomas Todd Faulkner, for printing 

and stationery from 27th July to 

2l8t September, 1783 ... 
'The same, for advertizing from 

October, 1782, to 27th September, 

1783 

'Gilbert Elliott, slater, from July to 

September, 1783 
'George Caimcross, for painting, etc., 

down to 21st October, 1782 
' Ditto for ditto, from October, 1782, to 

September, 1783 
' Richard Raper, glazier, from April, 

1782, to September. 1783 



£ a. 


d. i7«». 




Ti«d««. 
mm-sbini. 


6 9 


2 


48 11 


7 


36 19 


3 


8 12 


3 


24 14 


6 


137 2 


1 


100 14 


Bi 


11 18 


6 


27 17 


5 


34 6 11 


32 7 


3 



£604 19 



* Amounting in all to the sum of £604 19s. sterling, snm toui. 
which we are of opinion and do recommend be forth- 
with paid to the several persons in the proportions 
above mentioned.' 

It was thereupon granted, the committee's report order 
confirmed and made an act of assembly, and that the 



336 DUBLIN ASSEMBLY BOLL, 1783. 

17W. city treasurer do, on the Lord Mayor's warrant, pay Eon miiA. 

p«yiii«nt. |.j^^ several persons in the within report mentioned, the 

several sums reported due to them, the same to be 

allowed the treasurer in his accounts. 
[12.] Certain of the commons, setting forth that the 
SSS'***** committee appointed for setting the beams and scales 

have made the annexed report of the IBth September, 

1783. 
Report. ' We inform your honours, that on the 8th day of 

September instant, we met pursuant to public advertize- 
Pubiiccfint ment and then proceeded to set by public cant to the 

highest and fairest bidder for one year commencing 

the 1st of November next, the several beams and scales 

belonging to the city of Dublin (except those on the m. us. 

granary) and several persons having appeared and bid 
Bioxham. on the said cant and Mr. Mark Bloxham having bid the 
Manden. ^^^ cf £230 in trust for Mr. Richard Manders and no 

other person having bid so much, we thereupon declared 

him the highest bidder and the taker thereof and Mr. 
Payment. Maudors thereupon paid down the sum of £230 pursuant 

to the terms of the advertizement and we intend agree- 
able to the terms of such setting to cause the proper 
City seal, power to be prepared and put under the city seal 
Mauden, appointing the said Richard Manders weighmaster 
m11!S^. during the term aforesaid and to cause him to take the 

necessary oath upon such' appointment as soon as his 

term thereto shall commence.' 
^^^^ It was thereupon granted, the committee's report 

confirmed and made an act of assembly. 

[13.] Certain of the commons, setting forth that the 
City leases. Committee appointed for inspecting city leases near 

expiring have made the annexed report of the 14th 

October, 1783. 
Report. * W® inform your honours, that we have examined 

Garnett. ^^^^ ^hc circumstances of the petition of George Garnett, 

esquire, referred to us from the last assembly and it 



DUBLIN ASSEMBLY ROLL, 1783, 337 

S?"!?"*^ having appeared to your committee, as his petition itbs. 

states, that he did not receive i)ossession of 7J acres PoMewiou. 
part of the lands of Ballycullen for six months after Baiiycuiien. 
his rent for the same commenced to your honours, we 
therefore recommended that Mr. Garnett be allowed out AUowanc*. 
of the rent £3 16s. being six months' rent for said 
7J acres. 

*We then took into consideration the petition of 
Richard Manders also referred to us, complaining of Manderg. 
. many obstructions given to him both by the commis- oiwtrac. 
sioners for opening the avenues and by lord 
Carhampton, which prevented him a considerable time SS?**"^' 

lu. 1151. from carrying on his building upon the lot of ground 

part of the pest houses which he holds from your PesthoiweB. 
honours and stating that he was at a considerable 
expense in keeping forcible possession of said lots for Expenao. 
several weeks, and therefore for the reasons above, we 
are of opinion and do recommend that Mr Mander's 
yearly rent for said lot of ground do commence on the 
29th day of September, 1788, instead of the 25th of Bent. 
March, 1783, as mentioned in his lease thereof. 

* We have caused the masters of the city works and 

Surrey. 

City surveyor to view the houses and ground in Grafton onifton 
street, Suffolk street, and Exchequer street formerly suHoik 
set by your honours to the several tenants thereto and Exchequer 

* . - <. street. 

for your information as to the state of the buildings 
and materials made thereon and beg leave to refer 
your honours to the report of the said masters of the 
works and city surveyor hereto annexed, and your 
committee find that Mr. Myers has not complied with Myew. 
the terms of his agreement with the corporation for the 
liberty of the passage adjoining his lot of ground in 
Grafton street and therefore recommend that the law Law agent 
agent do proceed in order to compel him fo comply 
therewith, and your committee pray they may have 
power forthwith to set by public cant such lots of PuWiccant. 
VOL. xni. SS 



338 



DUBLIJI ASSEMBLY BOLL, 1783. 



178S. 
Lots of 
ground. 



Byron, city 
BurTeyor. 



Payment. 
Order. 



Tenant!. 



Leaaes. 
Process. 



Scriven, 
law agent 



Beport. 
Accounts. 



Amount. 



Payment 



Order. 



ground, as now appear by the said annexed report, not 2**"i5^'"*' 
to be built upon pursuant to the covenants contained 
for that purpose in the respective leases of said lots. 
Your committee having examined the account of 
Samuel Byron, city surveyor, for business done for 
this committee amounting to £20 19s. 9d., are of opinion 
that the same be paid.' 

It was therefore granted, the committee's report 
confirmed and made an act of assembly, and that the 
committee be also empowered to consider how far the 
several tenants of Suffolk street, Grafton street, and 
Exchequer street have complied with the clauses in 
their respective leases thereof and to proceed against m. lu. 
such of them as have not done so in such manner as 
the Recorder shall advise. 

[14.] Edward Scriven, setting forth that the com- 
mittee to whom his i^etition was referred have made 
the annexed report of the 18th September, 1783. 

* We, the committee appointed to settle the accounts 
of Mr. Edward Scriven, met upon that occasion and 
after minutely examining the same find that he hath 
transacted the city business from Trinity term 1780 to 
Hilary term 1782, which with the several sums of 
money disbursed by him amount in the whole to the 
sum of £548 4s. 4d., sterling, and that he hath received 
and for which he has given credit the sum of 
£9 Is. 5d., so that there remains due him the sum of 
£539 2s. lid., which we are of opinion and do recom- 
mend he bo paid. That the principal part of said bill 
has been taxed by the pro|)er ofiicer, the remainder 
being incidental disbursements could not undergo a 
regular taxation.' 

And the said Edward Scriven, praying to confirm 
the said report and make the same an act of assembly : 
it was thereupon granted, the committee's report con- 
finned and made an act of assembly, and that the city 



DUBLIN ASSEMBLY ROLL, 1783. 339 

B«ai xxuLa. treasurer do, on the Lord Mayor's warrant, pay Mr. itw. 



m. lU. 



Payment. 



Edward Scriven the sum within reported due to him, 
the same to be allowed the treasurer in his accounts 
and that in future Mr. Scriven do furnish his accounts 
every six months. 

[IB.] Thomas White, for a renewal of premises in white. 
Grafton street by adding the life of Edward a^t^l^ 
Witherington in the room of John Binns deceased: Leajw. 
whereupon it was granted, according to the prayer of 
the petition. 

[16.] Alderman George Wrightson, for a renewal of wnghuon. 
1M6 premises on Aston's quay by inserting the lives of Alton's 
their royal highnesses George Prince of Wales and 
Frederick, bishop of Osnaburgh in the room of James 
Blair and William Blair, deceased : whereupon it was Lea«e. 
granted, according to the prayer of the petition. 

[17.] Thomas Trulock, esquire^ and Nugent Booker, '^^^^ 
to have leases in their own names of ground in Suffolk ^^^^ 
street lately taken by alderman Rose : whereupon it ^«»*^^- 
was granted, pursuant to the prayer of the petition. 

[18.] Benjamin Taylor and John Lambert, for usual ?^^?L, 
allowance for attending grand juries and summoning or«ind 
prosecutors in criminal cases: whereupon it was 
ordered, that the city treasurer do, on the Lord Mayor's 
warrant, pay the petitioners the sum of £22 15s. Payment, 
sterling, in consideration of their trouble set forth in 
the above petition. 

[19.] William Osbrey, praying to be continued jjj^gj 
Marshal keeper : whereupon it was ordered, that the ^^v^^- 
above named William Osbrey be and is hereby con- 
tinued Marshal keeper to the city of Dublin during the 
city's pleasure, not exceeding one year ending 
Michaelmas assembly 1784, with all the just fees and 
perquisites belonging to said employment and that the 
said petitioner shall be bound in a bond of £3.,000, soad. 
and find three sureties each to be bound in separate 



340 DT7BUN ASSEMBLY ROLL, 1783. 

1783, bonds of £1,000 for indemnifying the city from all eoUixila. 

Bond*. ' f ^ -^ ^ BuUii. 

escapes and for the due execution of said employment, 

that he shall on Monday in every week make and 

^tL^L return a list on oath of every person in his custody 

u{)on any action or execution or process whatsoever 

cottrtf^ from the city or Tholsel court distinguishing at whose 

suit such person or persons was or were committed 

and when and where and by whom discharged and 

whether such person hath been kept in actual custody 

or not, said security to be approved of by the Lord 

Mayor and Sherififs and entered into in one week from 

this day or this order for continuing the petitioner to 

be void. 

osbrey. [20.] William Osbrey, praying to fit up hospital 

nmmsii rooms in the city Marshalsea: whereupon it was 01.113. 

" *^^ ordered, that one room be fitted up as an hospital for 

the puri)Oso in the within petition mentioned and that 

the expense attending the same do not exceed the sum 

Payment, of £25 sterling, said sum to be paid to William Osbrey, 

city Marshal, to be by him laid out to the best advantage 

for the purpose within mentioned. 

Done. [21.] Joseph Done, praying freedom: whereupon it 

was granted, pursuant to the prayer of the petition 

for the fine of £4. 

i!?r7t.yor!^^ [22.] Sanmel Byron, praying to be continued city 

surveyor: whereupon it was granted, pursuant to the 

prayer of the petition during the city's pleasure, not 

exceeding one year ending Michaelmas assembly 1784. 

Pun-ell, [23.] John Purcell, clerk of the commons, praying 

commons. uBual allowauco : whereupon it was ordered, that the 

Payment, city treasurer do, on the Lord Mayor's warrant, pay 

the petitioner twenty guineas. 

Si'^iStut f""^'-! J^"^^s Clarke, to bo appointed Serjeant at mace: 

"^^' whereupon it was ordered, that the above named James 

Clarke be and is hereby appointed one of the Serjeants 

at mace for the said city during the city's pleasure^ 



DUBLIN ASSEMBLY BOLL, 1783. 341 

S^n?^*^^ not exceeding one year ending next Michaelmas i783. 

assembly 1784, he giving such security for the faithful security, 
discharge of the duties of said office and redelivery of 
the silver mace, as the Lord Mayor and Sheriffs shall ^l^^ 
approve of, said security to be entered into in one month 
from this date or this order for appointing the petitioner 
to be void. 

[2B.] Robert Cooke, to be appointed officer of mace: j^^^^at 
like, like order. °^®- 

[26.] Francis Gibbons, praying usual allowance: Gibbon*, 
whereupon it was ordered, that the city treasurer do, 
on the L#ord Mayor's warrant, pay the petitioner ten Pa^-ment. 
guineas. 

[27.] John Waller, one of the city beadles, praying J^^; '''*^ 
usual allowance: whereupon it was ordered, that the 
city treasurer do, on the Lord Mayor's warrant, pay payment, 
the petitioner £3 sterling. 

[28.] The report of the committee of directors of the 
m. 113 ft. Ballast Office to the ^neral assembly, the 16th of g^J^ 
October, 1783. 

* Your committee, since their last report to your Report, 
honours, continued the building of the two new 
gabbards and the repairs of the old gabbards and piles, pj^s.'^^' 
they also completed the building of the 150 feet of the 
new wall, which was begun last spring and have made waiT. 
a considerable progress in building 300 feet more. 

*The Lord Mayor and Sheriffs having respectively {^er of 
received copies of an order of the lord lieutenant and ^^ w"iSJon 
council dated the 19th of last month, a copy of which 
is hereunto annexed, the Ballast- Master according to ^"^^ 
said order attended the board and laid before them the 
books and papers required, and was examined con- 
cerning said accounts, the manner of building the new -A-ocounts. 
wall, and the manner of conducting the several 
branches of the Ballast Office works. Mr. Broughton, SSugiiton. 



tary grant. 



342 DUBLDI ASSEMBLY BOLL, 1783. 

I7S3L though not concerned in receiving or pavong any ^^^^ 

money, also attended and was examined. 

' The parliament granted aid last session for carrying 

on the Ballast OflSce wall, provided that it should 

apjioar that the Ballast Office revenue had been 

regularly accounted for pursuant to act of parliament, 

ckmenu aiid when the Ballast Master applied to Mr. Clements 

i^m«nt the deputy vice-treasurer for payment of said grant, 

he replied he had not received any order of council 

to authorize him to pay it. 

' We were unwilling to lose last season for carrying 

Wall. on the Ballast Office wall, though there was not cash. 

in the office sufficient to pay all the expenses as the 

Adl^ceof ^"^^^^^ proceeded, alderman Sutton advanced payment 

inouey. ^^ ^Y\e mouutain stone-cutters weekly as they supplied 

•tones. the stones, which was a great advantage for the reason 

of our procuring those stones so much cheaper than we 

did formerly is owing to our taking them as they 

pajment. cau be Supplied and paying ready money, if we were 

to delay taking them till we wanted a great number 

together, the stone-cutters would not furnish them 

without being paid a higher price. We have now above 

a 1,000 stones that are not laid. 

* Your committee beg leave to represent to your 

B«>«j«»»to». honours, that Mr. Richard Broughton, their clerk, has 

Gratuity. l>ecn alwavs paid a gratuity at the end of every three 

years, before the appointment of a new committee and 

they recommend, if your honours shall think fit, that 

he be paid twenty guineas as usual. 

Cash. * An abstract of the cash is hereunto annexed, which 

we have examined and find there is a balance of m. 112, 
£7,14G 9s. 4d. in the Ballast Office fund, from which 
deducting £6,758 3s. 2d. over-paid on the account of 
Balance, the public money, the balance in the hands of alderman 
Hart. Henry Hart, Ballast Master, is £338 6s. 2d., all which 
is humbly submitted to your honours. 

* Signed by seven of the committee.' 



DUBLIN ASSEMBLY ROLL, 1783. 343 

Roll «m.A. State of the Ballast Office accounts from the 16th itss. 

"** ■*■ Ballftst 

July, 1783, inclusive, to the 15th of October, 1783, ornce 

, . accoanti 

exclusive. 



Ballast Office, Dr. 
To balance of last quarter'n abBtract 


£ s. d. 
... 6913 19 2 


To cash received since 


... 1464 17 7 




£8378 16 9 


Per contra, Cr. 
By cash paid for raising ballast ... 


£ «. d. 
... 293 11 8 


By cash paid for repairing the piles 


... 118 1 


By cash paid salaries 


... 145 


By cash paid for building and repairing gabbards 


... 419 8 5 


By cash paid rent and contingent disbursements 


... 92 12 4 


By cash paid for account of the lighthouse ... 


... 105 14 


By cash paid interest 


... 59 


By balance 


... 7146 9 4 




£8,378 16 9 


Ballast Office for the public money, Dr. 


£ s. d. 


To 





Per contra, Or. 


£ B. d. 


By balance over expended the last quarter's abstract ... 


... 6504 15 


By cash expended this quarter ... 


... 253 8 2 




£6,758 3 2 



I7th October, 1783. — Granted, the committee's report order, 
confirmed and made an act of assembly, and that the 
Ballast Master do pay Mr. Richard Broughton in the Broughton 
foregoing report named the sum of twenty guineas, the Payment, 
same to be allowed on the Ballast Office accounts, and 
that application be made to parliament under the city ^^'JJSf"" 
seal for further aid to carry on the works. 

p.B. 1783. October 17. — Admissions to franchise. Franchise. 

C.3. 1783. October 17. — Declaration and signatures. . J?^'*™- 

m. 112 6. 1783. November 19. — ^Post Assembly. 

[1.] " We, the Lord Mayor and Board of Aldermen Nomination 
of the city of Dublin, have this day nominated and a^dermsn. 



344 DrrojH assembly boll, 1783-1784. 

iJ5^_^ returned Henrv Howison of Jer\-is street, Richard boh lun.*. 

Merman. ^^'>ncrieffe of Capel Street, Patrick Bride of Dominick 
sta-et, and John Carleton of Eustace street, esquires, 
as fit persons to serve in the place of alderman ot the 
said city and do her(*v return the names with the 
additions of the said four persons to you the Sheriffs 
and Commons of the said citv, in order to your electing 
one of the said four persons an alderman of the said 

d^S2ir°' city, in the room of alderman George Wrightson, 
deceased. 

" Thomas Greene, Lord Mayor." 

[2.] " We, the Sheriffs and Commons of the city of 
Election. Dublin, have this day elected by ballot from among the 
four Sheriffs' Peers returned to this house by the Lord 
SdT^n *f^y^^ ^^^ Board of Aldermen, Henry Howison 
merchant of Jervis street, esquire, to the place of an 
alderman of the said city, in the room of alderman 
George Wrightson, deceased. 

" Alexander Kirkpatrick, junior, Benjamin Smith, 

Sheriffs." 

' Thomas Greene. — ^Thomas Blackall. — Willoughby 
Lightbume. — ^Henry Hart. — ^Thomas Emerson. — ^Henry 
Bevan. — William Dunn. — ^Joseph Lynam. — Anthony 
King.' 

1784. 1784. January 16. — Fourth Friday after the 25th m. 128. 

of December, 1783. 

And^tort [1.] Auditors of the city accounts for the last year. 

accouui*. Lord Mayor, Sheriffs, masters of the works, alder- 
men sir Thomas Blackall, Lightburne, Dunn, sir 
Anthony King, Darragh, Horan, Alcock, Rose, 
Howison, messieurs Thomas Andrews, Joseph 
Maddock, Batty, Sankey, Leet, Creighton, Jones, 
Mallow, Harrick, Ewing, Magee, Richard Manders, 
Moncrieffe, Ransford, Fleming, Lane, Jenkins, 
Pern barton. 



DUBLIN ASSEMBLY EOLL, 1784. 345 

S?ia8^*^" [^'5 Ordered, that the following aldermen being its*. 
entitled to the six and ten per cent, at the Custom 
House, be, and are hereby appointed by the Lord 
Mayor and Board of Aldermen to be of the pilot ^mmittee. 
committee, pursuant to an act of parliament for vesting 
further powers in the Lord Mayor, Sheriffs, commons, 
and citizens of the city of Dublin for securing the 
ships trading to the port and harbour of Dublin, 
aldermen Hamilton, Darragh, Horan, Sutton, Howison, Aidormen. 
and that the Sheriffs and Commons do appoint ten of 
the commons entitled as aforesaid to be of the said 
committee. 

[The ten of the commons:] Messieurs David Dick, commons. 
Campbell, Arthur Guinness, William Cope, Eichard 
Manders, Worthington, Leech, Carleton, Synnott, 
Binns. 

[3.] " Resolved, that a committee be appointed to take 
into consideration the present state of the Tholsel, and '^^^ 
that the committee be empowered to make such tem- 
porary repairs to render the same secure as they may 
find necessary: — 16th January, 1784." 

Ordered, that the contents of the within resolution order, 
be referred to the committee for inspecting city leases 
near expiring, who are hereby empowered to enquire Enquiry, 
into the same and report their opinion thereon to the 
next assembly. 
1..127 [4.] Certain of the commons, to reimburse the late^^^^^ 

Lord Mayor his expenses in providing horses and 
servants for the state coach : whereupon it was ordered, ^^ 
that the city treasurer do, on the Lord Mayor's 
warrant, pay alderman Nathaniel Warren, late Lord Payment. 
Mayor, the sum of £50, for the purpose above men- 
tioned, the same to be allowed in his accounts. 

[6.] "Eesolved, that Sir Samuel Bradstreet, our Bradstreet. 
late Eecorder, has discharged the important duties of Recorder, 
that office with abilities, uprightness, and integrity, 



346 DUBLIN ASSEMBLY BOLL, 1784. 

17M. wc therefore return him our most sincere and unfeigned bou xxiii i 

Thanks. ™- ^• 

thanks for his attention to the interests of this city 
during the time he filled said emplojrment." 

X*™l Ordered, to be inserted three times in the Dublin 

Journal. 

[6.] Certain of the commons, to grant a piece of plate 

Bradxtreet. to Sir Saniuel Bradstreet, baronet, in lieu of half a 

BecoMer. j'car's allowance as Recorder: whereupon it was 

puie. ordered, that plate not exceeding in value the sum of 
£80, be presented to Sir Samuel Bradstreet, baronet, 
for the reasons in tfie within petition mentioned, and 
that the committee appointed for inspecting city leases 

iMcription. be enjpowered to draw up a proper inscription to be 
engraved thereon. 

oakes. [Ga.] ifedicis Oakes for usual allowance: whereupon 

it was ordered, that the city treasurer do, on the Lord 

Grant. Mayor's warrant, pay the petitioner five guineas as a 
gratuity, the same to be allowed in his accounts. 

[7.] Certain of the commons, setting forth that them. 127 6. 
committee heretofore appointed for bettor supplying the 

waterf^ city of Dublin with pipe water have made the annexed 
report of the 22nd December, 1783. 

Beport. * We inform your Honours, that we have attended 

carefully to the business to us committed since our 
last report. On tho 13th of November last, we directed 

J^- that all the old lead and iron as returned to them 

remaining in the stores should be disposed of under 

Myine. the direction of Mr. Mylne. It having been repre- 
sented to your committee that numbers of the inhabi- 
tants of Dublin not having provided themselves with 

ciitern, a proper cistern and ball-cock to prevent the water 

Waste. running to waste, they therefore caused 2,000 hand- 
bills to be printed and distributed amongst such 

Notice. inhabitants, giving notice that the penalty of £10 
directed by act of parliament would be inflicted and 
recovered off any such person so neglecting. They 



m. lit. 



DUBLIN ASSEMBLY ROLL, 1784. 347 

Rou xxiiUu havinfi; been applied to by the inliabitants of Cannon itw. 

lu. 127 6. ° ^ ^ "^ Cannon 

street for a supply of water, they ordered the proper stwet. 
instrument to be prepared and when signed by such 
inhabitants, that the said supply should be given them 
under the direction of Mr. Mylne, they also ordered the 
like instrument to be prepared and signed by some of 
the inhabitants of North Great George's street up to^J^^ 
lord Kenmare's house, who had also applied for water. S^S? * 

* Your committee have read and considered the homST'* 
report of the sub-committee to whom they referred to 
examine the four several lists of arrears made out Aweaw. 
and returned by your supervisors and inspector, an 
abstract whereof is hereunto annexed, and they having 
first caused Mr. Richard Cave, junior, to be sworn, they cave. 
proceeded to examine him touching said arrears upon 
which he deposed. 

"That the said four several lists were true and^^^^( 
faithful returns and that the several sums of money 
therein respectfully charged as arrears were due upon 
insolvent persons to the best of his knowledge and 
belief." 

'Whereupon your committee ordered your super- 
visor to strike all sucK arrears out of your rental, and Reuui. 
they are of opinion, that in consideration of the extra- 
ordinary trouble and atitention which Air. Cave, junior, cara 
must have given in making out such list of arrears, 
which appear to them to have been done with accuracy 
and care, he ought to be made an adequate compensa- Jjon ^"**" 
tion for the same.' 

It was thereupon granted, the committee's report ordor 
confirmed and made an act of assembly, except as to that 
part relative to Mr. Cave, which is hereby recommitted cave. 
to the pipe water committee, who are hereby empowered 
to ascertain a sum of money adequate to the trouble Money. 
Mr. Cave has had and to report the same to the next 
assembly. 



348 



DUBLIN ASSEMBLY ROLL, 1784- 



17«4. 
flcriveii, 
law ofTont. 

Aecoiintii. 



R«IM)rt. 



Icconnt 



Disburse- 
in«ut«. 



[8.] Edward Scriven, sotting forth that the com- 2;^^ ««"•*• 
mittee appointed for settling his parliamentary 
accounts have made the annexed report of the 16th 
December, 1783. 

* We, the committee to whom the memorial of Mr. 
p]J\vard Scriven to settle his parliamentary disburse- 
ments and accounts during the last session and our 
former report made tHereon were recommitted, have 
again entered into a disquisition of the said matter. 
We have examined the account and our report of the 
9th of April last and cannot find any reason to vary 
onr former report, save only in the payment of £1B0 
ordered by your honours in part discharge of Mr. 
Scriven's accounts. Wo find that Mr. Scriven's dis- 
bursements together with his incidental business in 
that department amounts to the sum of £415 14s. Id., 
and that he has given credit for the city's orders for 
£360, 80 that there remains due to him upon this account 
the sum of £65 14s. Id., which is to be added to the sum 
of £50 Os. 8d. remaining due to several public officers 
and others for their several bills, making in the whole 
the sum of £115 fis. 9d., which we are of opinion 
and do recommend Mr. Scriven be paid in full for his 
disbursements and attendance during the said session.' 

And the said Edward Scriven, praying to confirm 
the said report and make the same an act of assembly: 
it was thereupon granted, the committee's report con- 
firmed and m.ade an act of assembly and that the city w.ias. 
treasurer do, on the Lord Mayor's warrant, pay the 
witliin named Edward Scriven the balance due to him 
as in the within report mentioned, the same to be 
allowed the treasurer in his accounts. 

Wolfe. [9.] Theobald Wolfe, esquire, to be paid £80, due by 

city obligation: whereupon it was ordered, that the 

Payment city trcasuror do, on the Lord Mayor's warrant, pay 



8uui due. 



Order. 



Payment. 



DUBLIN ASSEMBLY ROLL, 17^4. 349 

Bou xxiii.A. the petitioner the sum in the above petition mentioned, r/84. 
™' * the same to be allowed in his accounts. 

[10.] Eobert Emmet, esquire, to be paid £B00, due by Emmet, 
four obligations: whereupon it was ordered, that a 
debenture for the sum of £500, payable to alderman Debenture. 
John Darragh bearing interest at the rate of £B, per uarragh. 
cent, be immediately made out and put under the city 
seal, he having thereupon agreed to pay the petitioner 
the amount of the obligations above mentioned and obligations, 
also upon his getting a debenture bearing five per cent. Debenture, 
for a balance due to him since he served the office of 
Lord Mayor amounting to about £400, for which at 
Midsummer assembly there was an order made to 
bear interest. 

[11.] Certain of the commons, for freedom to Henry Franchise. 
Vaughan Brooke, esquire : whereupon it was granted Brooke, 
unanimously gratis, pursuant to the prayer of the 
petition. 

[12.] Samuel Falkiner, esquire, for freedom, thepaikiner. 
rather at the request of Samuel Eeed, esquire, late one ^'*"^**- 
of the High Sheriffs : whereupon it was granted gratis, 
pursuant to the prayer of the petition. 

[13.] Ralph Meredith, for freedom, the rather at the JF^^^ 
request of alderman Nathaniel Warren, late Lord 
Mayor: whereupon it was granted gratis, pursuant to 
the prayer of the petition. 

[14.] Certain of the commons, to affix city seal to 
m. 125 ft. deeds of conveyance of Foster and Eaton's holding in Poster. 

. . I. T . . 1 Baton. 

Dame street to the commissioners for making wide Dame 
and convenient streets: whereupon it was granted, wiTe* 

streets 

according to the prayer of the petition. 

[16.] Certain of the commons, to affix city seal to an Answer to 
answer to Mr. Thorp's bill, whereupon it was granted, buu^* 
according to the prayer of the petition. 

[16.] John Carrol, for renewal of leases of two lots carroi. 
of ground in Harry street by adding the life of his SSet. 



350 DUBLIN ASSEMBLY ROLL, 1784. 

1784. royal highness Frederick, bishop of Osnaburgh in theiioiixna^ 

room of Precious Clarke deceased: whereupon it was 
granted, pursuant to the prayer of the petition. 

[17.] Certain of the commons, to take into con- 
ormnd sidcration the proposal of the Grand Canal company 
coinpojij. thereto annexed: whereupon it was ordered, that the 
proposal of the Grand Canal company hereto annexed 
Deposit, be agreo<l to and that in order to pay the deposit in 
Debentures, sald proposal mentioned, that debentures be struck off 
for the sum of £2,500, bearing interest at the lowest 
Bond. rate the treasurer can raise it, and that one bond for 
£500, being the first deposit of the said sum of £2,500, 
be immediately struck off, and that debentures for the 
remainder of said sum be not sealed until this corpora- 
tion be called upon by the Canal company, 
^wof [^^'1 -H^^^^y ^^^^ George Boe, to be continued gaolers 
Newirate. Qf hjg niajcsty's new prison : whereupon it was ordered, 
that the within named Henry Eoe be continued gaoler 
of Newgate for one year ending next Christmas 
assembly 1785, and that George his son be appointed 
assistant gaoler to the said Henry Roe during the 
city's pleasure, not exceeding one year, provided theHLia*. 
said Henrj^ Roe lives so long, and provided also that 
the said George Roe do constantly reside in the said 
gaol during the time aforesaid, upon their giving such 
security for indemnifying the city from all escapes and 
for the faithful discharge of the duties of that office, as 
the Lord Mayor and Sheriffs shall approve of, said 
security to be entered into in ten days from the date 
hereof or this order for continuing the petitioners to be 
void, and in such case that the Lord Mayor be 
requested to convene a post assembly to appoint a 
proper person to be gaoler of Newgate in the room of 
the said Henry Eoe. 
SSSSitat [19-] John Barnett, to be restored to the office of 
Serjeant at mace: whereupon it was ordered, that the 



mace* 



DUBLIN ASSEMBLY EOLL, 1784. 351 

Ron xxiiiA. within named John Bamett be and is hereby appointed nw. 
one of the Serjeants at mace during the city's pleasure 
not exceeding one year ending next Christmas assembly, 
1785, he giving such security for the faithful discharge security, 
of the duties of said office and redelivery of the 
silver mace as the Lord Mayor and Sheriffs shall ^^^ 
approve of, said security to be entered into in ono 
month from this date, or this order for appointing the 
petitioner to be void. 

[20.] Certain of the commons, to appoint a com- 
mittee to enquire into the duties of the Recorder : S^cotdw. 
whereupon it was ordered, that the Lord Mayor, 
Sheriffs, treasurer, masters of the works, aldermen 
Dunn, sir Anthony King, Darragh, Horan, Alcock, 
Sutton, Howison. and fourteen of the commons to be 
named by the Sheriffs and Commons or any seven of 

in. 124 b. them be and are hereby appointed a committee for the comimttee. 
purposes in the wiffiin petition mentioned, who are 
hereby empowered to enquire into the same and report 
their opinion thereon to the post assembly, which is to 
be convened on Wednesday the 28th instant, for the Election of 

-II- -r^ 1 Uecordor. 

purpose of electing a Recorder. 

[The fourteen of the commons:] Messieurs Campbell, commons. 
Biuns, Leet, Burno, Guinness, Magee, Hayes, Synnott, 
Arnold, Dick, Creichton, McCready, Dickinson, 
Mulhern. 

[21.] The report of alderman Henry Hart, Ballast ggj."^* 
Master, to the general assembly the 14th January, 
1784. 

'Since the last report of the late committee of Report, 
directors of the works belonging to this office, said works, 
works have been carried on in the usual manner. 

* The late committee caused that part of the new New wau. 
wall, which was begun last summer, to be secured 
against receiving any damage during the winter 

* An abstract of the cash is hereunto annexed, by cwh. 



352 



DUBLIN ASSEMBLY BOLL, 



1784. 



17^. 
Fond. 



BalaBO«. 



Hart 

BallMt 

Office 

accoimti. 



which there is a balance of £7,2B4 6s. lOd. on the^^^ 
Ballast Office fund, from which deducting £6,896 6s. 
9d. overpaid on the account of the public money, the 
balance in my hands is £369 Is. Id., all which is sub- 
mitted to your honours. 

'Signed. — Henry Hart.* 
State of the Ballast Office accounts from the 15th »• 123. 
October, 1783, inclusive, to the 14th January, 1784, 
exclusive. 



BallOBt Office, Dr. 



To bAlAQce of last quarter's abstract 
To cash received since 



£ 


a. 


d. 


7146 


9 


4 


. ms 


5 


7 


£8,264 14 U 


t 


8. 


d- 


. 2a 


1 


8 


. 102 14 


6 


. 145 








93 


3 11 


. 101 


1 


4 


, 24 19 


4 


22 


7 


4 


. 300 








. 72&4 


6 10 


£8,264 14 U 



Per contra, Or. 

By cosh paid for raising ballast ... 

By cash paid for repairsat the piles 

By cash paid salaries 

By cash paid for repairs on gabbards 

By cash paid rent and contingent disbursemente 

By cash paid for account of lighthouse 

By cash paid interest 

By cash paid off debentures Noe. 32 and 76 

By balance 



Ballast Office for the public money. Dr. 



e. d. 



To 



Order. 



Per contra. Or. 

By baUuice expended as per last quartei's abstract 
By cash expended this quarter 



£ 


8. 


d. 


6758 


3 


2 


137 


2 


7 



£6,895 5 9 



16th January, 1784. — Ordered, that the Lord Mayor, m us*. 
Sheriffs, treasurer, aldermen Lightbume, Sevan, 
Dunn, sir Anthony King, Darragh, Horan, Shiel, 



DUBLIN ASSEMBLY EOLL, 



1784. 3B3 



Roll xxiii.i. Sutton, Alexander, Howison, and twenty of theiTsi 
commons to be named by the commons or any seven of 
them be and are hereby appointed a committee of committee, 
directors of the Ballast Office of the port and harbour 
of Dublin, and that they be and are hereby empowered 
to examine the Ballast Office accounts for the last ^^ 
quarter and to proceed from time to time as they shall **^^^** 
think proper and that the within report bo confirmed 
and made an act of assembly. 

[The eighteen of the commons:] Messieurs Dick, commona. 
Binns, Synnott, Humfrey, Eichard Tudor, Benjamin 
Wilson, Patrick Ewing, James Clarke, Crosbie, Tandy, 
Mulhorne, Edward Clarke, Thomas Dawson, Bloxham, 
Marniaduke Clarke, Cope, Hughes, Taylor. 

F.B^ 1784. January 16.-^Admission8 to franchise. Franchise. 

^'^' 1784. January IG. — Declaration and signatures. SJ^*"' 

m. 1236. 1784. January 28. — Post Assembly. 

[1.] Certain of the commons, sotting forth that the 
committee appointed to enquire into and explain the 
duties of Kecorder and to ascertain his salary have Duties and 
made the annexed report of the 23rd of January, 1784. S^SJfder. 

* We, the committee appointed to enquire into and Report, 
explain the duties of Recorder of Dublin and to 
ascertain his salary, having met upon that business, 
are of opinion and do recommend that from henceforth 
upon every sitting of the quarter sessions, the majority ^JJlJS, 

m. laa. of the justices then on the bench, including the 
Eecorder, shall determine the day on which the sessions 
shall be adjourned to; we are further of opinion, that 
every adjournment of the quarter sessions shall sit 
two successive days in order to discharge the gaol^'j^J^^ 
effectually and in order to leave greater room for the 
attendance of prosecutors, unless it should happen that 
these purposes can be fully answered by one day's 
sitting. We are also of opinion, that the Recorder 
VOL. xm. A A 



354 DUBUN ASSEMBLY BOLL, 1784. 

17W. shall diligently attend all general and post assemblies aonmii*. 

for the purpose of giving advice to the Lord Mayor, 
Board of Aldermen, Sheriffs and Commons, and shall 

uuttics. punctually attend such committees of the cor- 
poration as the Lord Mayor and members thereof shall 
judge his attendance necessary upon, and to which 
such attendance shall be required by a regular 
summons. We are of opinion and do recommend that 

sauiy. the salary of Eecorder shall from and after the 16th 
of January, 1784, be fixed and ascertained at £360 
per annum, in order thereby, that he shall become an 
independent judge, and that no petition from him or 
from any succeeding Eecorder or any other person on 
his or their behalf praying any increase of salary or 
emolument of any kind from or under the corporation 
to any future assembly or post assembly shall on any 
account or pretence whatsoever be admitted or read 
in buch assembly or post assembly. We have read and 

Oath. considered the words of the oath hitherto taken by the 
Eecorder of Dublin upon his election into that office 
and we are of opinion that after the word "Mayor" 

SiertecL ^^1 such oath, the words " Aldermen and Sheriffs " be 
inserted, and that after the word ** him " in said oath 
the words " and them '' be also inserted, after which the 
said oath will stand thus. 

Oath of " First you shall swear to be faithful and true to our 

B«oorder. 

" Sovereign Lord the King of Great Britam, France, 
** and Ireland, his Heirs and successors for evermore, 
" you shall give your faithful and true council unto 
** the Mayor, Aldermen, and Sheriffs of this city for 
" the time being as a Eecorder should do and at all 
** times answer him and them for council without 
"lawful excuse, you shall justly and truly minister m. ia*» 
"justice unto all his majesty's subjects that shall have 
" to do before you and in right and true manner 
" execute all and singular things appertaining and 



DUBLIN ASSEMBLY EOLL, 1784. 35B 

Boll xxiii.A. ** belonging to office of Eecorder of this city, these and ^^w. 

m. 1221.. O O J> Oath of 

"all other things for the king's majesty's weal and ^«''**^«i«'- 
" the weal of this city to your power you shall do and 
"execute, " so God you help," and by the holy contents 
" of that book." 

'Which oath as herein before written, your com- Recorder's 

' ^ oath on 

mittee do recommend may stand and remain as the «^««*^^<^"- 
oath to be taken by every succeeding Eecorder to be 
elected by your honours.' 

And the said commons, praying to confirm the said order, 
report and make the same an act of assembly : it was 
thereupon granted, (He committee's report confirmed 
and made an act of assembly, except as to the two 
first paragraphs therein contained, which respect the 
adjournment of the quarter sessions by the n^ajority 2SS<^I. 
of the justices then present, and such sessions sitting 
two successive days at each adjournment. 

[2.] Dudley Hussey, esquire, praying to be elected hJJ^J^ 
Eecorder of the city of Dublin in the room of Sir 



Samuel Bradstreet, baronet, one of the judges of hisj^®^ 



[street. 



majesty's court of king's-bench : whereupon it was 
ordered, that the above named Dudley Hussey be, and j^JJf^^ 
is hereby admitted Eecorder of this city during his ^•®°'"*^«^- 
good behaviour, at the yearly salary of £350 sterling, saiary. 
with the usual fees and perquisites to the office of 
Eecorder belonging, the said salary to commence from 
this day 

Dudley Hussey, esquire, sworn Eecorder the 9thswom. 
February, 1784. 

1784. March 4. — Post Assembly. 

[1.] John Lambert, esquire, praying to be dis-jgjj^^ 
f ranchised : whereupon it was ordered, that petitioner's °^*®'^- 
resignation of his itreedom of this city be accepted of. 
m. 121. [2.] Certain of the commons, praying to petition com 

parliament to grant the like bounty as formerly 



356 DUBLIN ASSEMBLY ROLL, 1784. 

1784. allowed on the carriage of com cominff to Dublin r-KoUndii. a. 

Carriage of ° ^ m. 121. 

cOTB^to whereupon it was ordered, that the petition hereto 
annexed for the purpose above mentioned be forthwith 

City seal, engrosscd, put under the city seal and presented to 
parliament. 

Petiuon. The petition put under the city seal and presented 
accordingly. 

1784. April 1. Post Assembly. 

Nominatioii [1.] "We, the Lord Mayor and Board of Aldermen of 

alderman, the city of Dublin, Have this day nominated and 

returned Richard Bolton of Usher's quay, Benjamin 

Ball of Stephen's Green, Henry Gore Sankey of 

Grafton street, and Richard Moncrieffe of Capel street, 

esquires, as fit persons to serve in the place of alderman 

of the said city, and do hereby return the names with 

the additions of the safd four persons to you the Sheriffs 

and Commons of the said city, in order to your electing 

Edward oue of the said four persons an alderman of the said 

Sankey, 

deceased, city in the room of alderman Edward Sankey deceased. 

" Thomas Greene, Lord Mayor." 

[2.] " We, the Sheriffs and Commons, have this day 

Election, elected by ballot from among the four. Sheriffs' Peers 

returned to this house by the Lord Mayor and Board of 

Hemy Aldermcu, Henry Gore Sankey of Grafton street 

SdiSin. merchant to the place of alderman of said city in 

the room of alderman Edward Sankey deceased. 

"Alexander Kirkpatrick junior, Benjamin Smith, 
Sheriffs." 

1784. April 9.— Post Assembly. 
fu^T^'or*^ [1.] Samuel Byron of the city of Dublin, surveyor 
cwlS!" praying to be disfranchised: whereupon it was 
ordered, that the petitioner's resignation of his freedom 
of this city be accepted of. 

* Thomas Greene. — Thomas Blackall. — Willoughby 
Lightburne. — Henry Hart. — ^Henry Bevan. — ^William 



DTTBLIN ASSEMBLY EOLL, 1784. 357 

Bou xxiii.A. Alexander. — ^Henry Howison. — John Rose. — John i784. 

m. 121. "^ 

Exshaw. — James Shiel. — ^William James.' 

m. issw 1784. April 23. — Second Friday after Easter.^ 

[1.] "We, the Lord Mayor and Board of Aldermen, ^Jj^*^°"®' 
have this day elected alderman James Horan to serve ^J^^'- 
in the place or office of Lord Mayor of the said city 
for the ensuing year commencing from Michaelmas 
next and do hereby return the said alderman James 
Horan to you the Sheriffs and Commons of the said 
city for your approbation. 

" Thomas Greene, Lord Mayor." 

" We, the Sheriffs and Commons of the city of Dublin 
in common council assembled, have this day by ballot 
approved of alderman James Horan to serve in the hom, 
office of Lord Mayor of the said city for the ensuing Mayor, 
year commencing from Michaelmas next. 

" Alexander Kirkpatrick, junior, Benjamin Smith, 

Sheriffs." 

[2.] ".We, the Sheriffs and Commons of the common ^^JlhSSlf 
council of the city of Dublin have this day by ballot 
nominated the following eight freemen of the said city 
resident within the said city or the liberties thereto 
adjoining, each of them worth in real and personal 
estate in possession the sum of £2,000 sterling, over and 
above all their just debts, that is to say, Ambrose Leet 
of Stephen's Green merchant tailor, Jeremiah D'Olier of 
Dame street merchant, Patrick Ewing of James's street 
m. 135A. merchant, Samuel Collins of Aston's quay merchant, 
Joseph Hone junior of Summer street weaver, Benjamin 
Gault of Mary's abbey merchant, William Humfrey of 
the Inns quay merchanty Caleb Jenkin of Dame street 
stationer, as fit persons to serve in the office of Sheriffs 
of the said city and do hereby return the names with 

ISaster day, 11 April, 1784. 



3B8 DUBLIN ASSEMBLY ROLL, 1784. 

Ni^nation *^^ additioTis of the said eight persons to you the Lord »<>" ^di*-*- 
Sheriffs. Mayor and aldermen of the said city in order to your 
electing two of the said persons to be Sheriffs of fhe 
said city for the ensuing year commencing from 
Michaelmas next. 

"Alexander Kirkpatrick junior, Benjamin Smith, 

Sheriffs." 

Election. "We, the Lord Mayor and Board of Aldermen of 

the city of Dublin, have this day elected by ballot 

LtSt***' Caleb Jenkin of Dame street stationer and Ambrose 

sherifli. L^|. Qf Stephen's Green merchant tailor, out of the 

eight persons returned to us by the Sheriffs and 

Commons as fit persons to serve in the office of Sheriffs 

of the said city for the ensuing year commencing 

from Michaelmas next. 

" Thomas Greene, Lord Mayor." 

Thimka. [3.] «< Resolved, that the sincere thanks of this house 

LS^d"** t)e presented to the right honourable Thomas Greene, 
Mayor. Lord Mayor of this city, for his zealous and prudent 
exertions in dispersing a number of persons assembled 
in College Green on Monday the 6th instant and 
particularly for his humane and constitutional conduct 
in declining to call in the aid of a miltary force until 
he had found the civil power inadequate to that 
purpose." 

Biaokaii. The Lord Mayor retired and sir Thomas Blackall 
having taken the chair, the Board of Aldermen there- 

renc?'^* upon unaniniously agree and concur with the Sheriffs 
and Commons in the foregoing resolution, and resolved 
that the same should be published three times. 

Manufac. [4.] " Eesolved unanimously, that in the present 

Lreiaud. distressed situation of the manufactures of this city 

and kingdom now rendered truly alarming by the 

refusal of protecting duties, it becomes indispensibly 

necessary for every friend of L^land to encourage as 



DUBLIN ASSEMBLY ROLL, 1784. 359 

m!*iMft*^^ much as lies in their power the consumption of the its*. 

manufactures of their own country." tiSS^"^ 

nuLnufftc- 

" Resolved unanimously, therefore that we will not t^res. 
purchase any other than the manufactures of Ireland ^^^® **' 
either for ourselves or families, until the manufactures iJJSnd! 
m. 134 of this oppressed nation ai^e properly protected." 

The Lord Mayor and Board of Aldermen unani- Ewointiona 

•^ agreed to. 

mously agree with the Sheriffs and Commons in the 
foregoing resolutions and that the same be three times 
published in the Dublin Journal. ^^i. 

[5.] " Resolved unanimously, that the opposition Opposition 
evinced by the present administration of this kingdom istration. 
to every measure tending to the improvement of 
parliamentary representation, the protecting our manu- to*y"re^ri' 
factures, the freedom of the press, and the liberty of the SSj^ftSI' 
subject, is highly alarming and demands the most Fr^'om of 
immediate and vigilant attention of the people. Li^yof 

" Resolved unanimously, that we view with concern ^^ ^^ ' 
the steps taken in depriving our fellow subjects of their ^fib^?^ 
liberty by a power who assume to themselves privileges 
not warranted by the laws of the land or the constitution Laws, 
of the country. 

[6.] " Resolved, that an humble and dutiful address Addr«8». 
be presented to his majesty, entreating his royal inter- George iil 
position to prevent a bill, intitled a bill for paving, 1^^^^. 
cleansing, and lighting the city of Dublin, from being Li|htil^!^' 
passed into a law, and also a bill intitled a bill for 
securing the liberty of the press, and that the parlia- Sj^^g^' 
mentary committee be empowered to prepare the same 
and place the city seal thereto and present it to his grace city seal, 
the lord lieutenant to be by him forwarded to his 
majesty." 

[7.] " Resolved, that it be an instruction to the ^^J^jy^ 
committee of tradesmen's bills, that they shall not 
hereafter on any pretence whatsoever order or bespeak 
work, furniture, or any other matter which may incur SSSture. 



360 DITBLIN ASSEKBLT BOLL, 1784. 

178*. expense on this city above the annual sum allowed, ^^^^ 

pursuanb to the report of the committee of oeconomy." 

[8.] Certain of the commons, setting forth that the 
committee appointed for heiier supplying the city of 
wluit!^ Dublin with pipo water, have made the annexed report 
of the 21st day of April, 1784. 

Beiwrt. 'We have carefully attended to the business to usm.i«*. 

committed since our last report. Your committee 

having received information on the 16th of February 

^"fton ^^^* ^^ ^^^ death of Mrs. Crofton, your late store-keeper, 

deccQsed. tji^y thereupon requested of the Lord Mayor to name 

a proper person to act in her room until the ensuing 

assembly, and his Lordship having accordingly 

SSt^on. appointed her son Hugh Crofton to act in that depart- 

k^'A'r. ment for the time aforesaid, therefore refer to your 

honours now to appoint a store-keeper in Mrs. Crofton's 

room. That they took into consideration that part of 

their former report, recommitted to them relative to 

Care. the troublo Mr. Cave junior has taken in making out 

inBoiTcn- an account of the several insolvencies on the pipe water 

fund, and are of opinion he be paid a sum of £30 

for sucli his extraordinary trouble.' 

Order. It was tlieroupon granted, the committee's report 

confirmed and made an act of assembly, and that the 

Payment, city treasurer do, on the Lord Mayor's warrant, pay 

caTe. the within named Mr. Richard Cave junior the within 

sum of £30, the same to be allowed on his accounts. 

[9.] Certain of the commons, setting forth that the 
me^BbiUs. Committee appointed for examining tradesmen's bills, 
have made the annexed report of the 16th of April, 
1784. 

Jej^rt * We, the committee for examining tradesmen's bills, 

having met on the 15th of April instant, and then 
carefully examined the following bills, that is to say : — 



DUBLIN ASSEMBLY ROLL, 17^4. 361 

Eollxxiii.4. jB S. d. 178* 

' William M'Cready*s bill for work done "»«^'» ^^"*- 

at the Mansion House and the 
Main-Guard since the 29th Septem- 
ber, 1783 ... ... ... 67 16 1 

' Sir Anthony King's bill since June, 

1781 7 OJ 

m. 133. ' George Tinkler for paper work done at 

the Mansion House since the 29th 
September, 1783 ... ... 10 11 4 

* Benjamin Eaton carpenter for work 

done from 13th September, 1783, 

to March, 1784 ... ... 55 8 4J 

* Samuel Eeed for plumber's work from 

the 23rd of September, 1783, to the 

nth March, 1784 22 8 10 

* Stephen Gordon iron-monger from 

January, 1783, to the 29th Septem- 
ber, 1783 116 16 5 

*Do. do. from 29th September, to 

this day ... ... ... 15 18 9 

* Isaac Poole tin-man since 29th Sep- 

tember, 1783 2 7 10 



£291 12 8 



'Amounting in all to the sum of £291 12s. 8d. i^i52:~"*°' 
sterling, which we are of opinion and do recommend 
be forthwith paid to the several persons in the pro- 
portions above-mentioned.' 

It was thereupon granted, the committee's report order, 
confirmed and made an act of assembly, and that the 
city treasurer do, on the Lord Mayor's warrant, paypaymout. 
the several persons in the within report named, the 
several sums therein mentioned, the same to be allowed 
the treasurer in his accounts. 

[10.] Certain of the commons, setting forth that the 



362 DUBLIN ASSEMBLY ROLL, 1784. 

1784. committee appointed for setting the beams and scales BoUxniLA. 

BMmsaikd m. 13S. 

scaiaii. have made the annexed report of the 21st day of 
April, 1784. 

Report. * We, the committee appointed for setting the beams 

and scales to whom the petition of messieurs Richard 

Maodera. and Isaac Manders was referred and our former report 
thereon recommitted, having enquired into and maturely 
considered every circumstance attending the nature of 
their complaint, are yet of opinion and do recommend m-wsft- 
that your honours do order the said Richard and Isaac 

Mf^nded. Manders to be forthwith refunded the sum of £230, 
advanced by them to your late treasurer upon the last 
setting of the beams and scales for one year ending 
the 1st day of November next, the said Richard and 
Isaac ifanders not having received or enjoyed the 

Profits. profits or emoluments thereof agreeable to the terms 
of such setting, and your committee are also of opinion 

Payment. ^^^^^ ^-he said Richard and Isaac Manders be paid the 
sum of £14 12s. 3d., for extraordinary expenses incurred 
by them in endeavouring to preserve your honours' 
right to said beams and scales from the 24th day of 
June next to the 29th day of September, 1786.' 

orter. -A.nd the said commons, praying to confirm the said 

report and make the same an act of assembly: it was 
thereupon granted, the committee's report confirmed 
and made an act of assembly. 

[11.] Certain of the commons, setting forth that the 
committee appointed to conduct the city's law business 

Taylor. to w^hom the petition of Benjamin Taylor and John 

Lambert, 

Town Lambert, Town Clerks, was referred have made the 

Clerks. ' ' 

^annexed report of the 16th April, 1784. 

Baport. ' We inform your honours, that we met on the 16th 

day of April instant for the purpose of examining their 

Aocounts. accounts then produced before us amounting to the 
sum of £213 Os. 2d., for business done and money 
expended by them in the Town Clerk's ofiice for the 



DUBLIN ASSEMBLY ROLL, 17«4. 363 

JoMxxUiA. use of the corporation of Dublin for one year ending its*. 
Christmas assembly, 1784, and your committee find that 
the several charges contained in the said account are the chargee. 

m. 132. usual and proper charges for such business and there- 
fore do recommend that the amount thereof be forthwith 
paid to them. And we further report, that from hence- 
forward that the charge of affixing the city seal to city seal, 
any lease or renewal granted by the corporation of Leases, 
the city of Dublin and the fee usually paid therewith ?•«»• 
tD the Recorder be charged by the Town Clerks to the 
person or persons taking the same, and that upon any 
person or persons becoming tenant to any holding from 
the city of Dublin, such person to deposit the sum Deposit, 
of seven guineas as the entire charge of every kind 
for preparing the same.' 

It was thereupon granted, the committee's report con- order, 
firmed and made an act of assembly, and that the 
city treasurer do, on the Lord Mayor's warrant, pay Payment, 
the within named Benjamin Taylor and John Lambert 
the sum reported to be due to them, the same to be 
allowed the treasurer in his accounts. 

[12.] Certain of the commons, setting forth that the 
committee appointed for examining city leases, have city lewes. 
made the within report of the 22nd April, 1784. 

* We, the committee appointed for examining city Report, 
leases near expiring, inform your honours that on the 
12th March last, your committee took into consideration 
the petition of Samuel Potter praying to be released Potter, 
from an arrear of rent due by him for a lot of ground, 
which he formerly held under your honours in Chatham Chatham 

street. 

street and are of opinion that the petitioner ought not 
to be released from the payment of said arrear, but 
should be forthwith compelled to pay the same. 

'On the 16th instant, the petition of Archibald 
Taylor, on behalf of himself, his mother, two brothers, Taylor. 
and three sisters, the widow and children of alderman 



364 



DUBLIN ASSEMBL¥>lt6LL, 1784. 



17»4 

ynes of 

of ablin 
h >ur. 



proau. 



Proposal. 



Lease. 



Bent 

Proposal 
rejected. 



Public cant 



City seal. 
Deeds of 
conveyance. 

Wide 

streets. 



Amory, 

Abl»ey 

street. 



Order. 



Anchorage 
dues. 



James Taylor, deceased, ^pi'a'^iSg tK^.y«newal o.f .xLase 
of tlio duos of anchorage' aTlcrUie'fii^es and' 'profits of 
tlie oflSce of admiralty of the haflx^iff of^DuKJ/ .i-ncl 
your committee then' requested 'Ml*/- 'TSylor should 
furnish an account of the 'dues iA anc^Wtouge received 
for seven years and upon 'an average 'f(Jr 41^ last three 
years. It appeared ^rom said account^ thatJ-tliO' profits 
arising fronVsuch du6S would amoUnt tT) &bl>\it the sum- 
of £340 annually aft^r ^ paying thoi city's 'l^nt and 
every other expense. Your ciqmmitt^' tben'. U^u^ted 
Mr. Taylor' should" send a proposal for^a TreiWv\'»l X)t 
tlio Imso of the said dues and pursuant to such request, 
IVfr. Arcliihald Taylor on the said day proposed to give 
tlie annual rent of £200. but they rejected said 
proposal and desired Mr. Taylor should reconsider it, 
agreeable to which desire Mr. Taylor on the 21st day 
of April instant proposed to take a lease of the same 
for 31 years from the 24th day of June: next at the 
rate of £200 per annum for the first' 6 years and JBQbDi 
per annum' for the .remaining 25 years, which' praj> ;■ 
they also rejected, thinking the fiame inadequate ' 
advantage that might arise by having the satno set,. • ^ 
public cant, which may be the mode of letting an.tht/- 
expiration of the present lease. 

*That they have taken into consideration a petition 
referred to them to have the city seal affixed to deeds 
of conveyance to be executed by your honours to the 
commissioners for making wide and convenient streets 
in the city of Dublin, part of the premises demised to 
Jonathan Amory on the sonth Bide of Abbey street, 
with which petition they agree, and do recoflsuEflend the 
city seal to be affixed to such deed.' 

It was thereupon granted, the committee's report xw>n- m. m 
firmed and made an act of assembly, save and except 
that part of it which recommends, the. dues- of anchorage 
and the fines, forfeitures, and profits of -the office of 



DUBLIN ASSEMBLY EOLL, 1784. 365 

2fi^ adtr!. "v of the harbour of Dublin may be let by itm. 

public Caut. ** PubliodHn 

.. i {11 " Certain of the commons, setting forth that the 
ml- committee appointed for superintending green keepers ^J^„, 

have made the annexed report of the 21st April, 1784. 

* We inform your honours, that on the 12th March Report 
last your committee met at Saint Stephen^s Green and saint 

" ^ Stephen's 

upon viewing the same, are of opinion that the following ^'««"- 
repairs are necessary to be forthwith made- in order Repairs, 
to keep the regularity and ornament of the walks, that 
is to say, the dead trees in the Beau Walk to be taljen Beau waik. 
up and new ones placed in their room, the ditches where- 
ever waating to be .scoured and new. faced, .the .wall 
where bijoke down to be immediately repaired with Ihne 
and stone, thaieeveral riseaaAjoihing.the ditches mBeau 
Walk to be levelled by Dumeen the gardener in order ^J^^^i' 
to let the water run off the walks, and sufficient gravel Grarei. ^ 
to be supplied by messieurs Gee and "Walker for the 
purpose of filling up the passages coming into the walk, 
make the whole upon a level to prevent pools.of 
. remaining. That two new chairs be made and chairs. 
-*^' -jed in the room of the old ones which have been 
w.4?stroyea and Catried away. That notice be given to the 
inhabitants of tK0 houses opposite to the different gates Gates, 
or turnstiles, tfiat unless they fortlrwith repair the same, Bepairs. 
the vacancies will be stopped up with lime and stone, • 
which several repairs your committee recommend to be 
forthwith executed.' 
m.i3i». K was thereupon granted, the committee's report Order, 
confirmed and made an act of assembly. 

[14.] Certain of the commons, setting forth that the 
committee for enquiring into the conduct of inferior |^°J°«*<>' 
city officers have made the annexed report of the 22nd «*y «»««"• 
April, 1784. 

' We inform your honours, that on the 16th of March Report. • 
your committee took into consideration the petition of 



366 DUBLIN ASSEMBLY ROLL, 1784. 

1^- Michael Toole referred to us, praying to be paid the boh xxiii.A. 

Toole. ' ir ./ o r ^ m. ISl 6. 

Rewards. Several rewards offered by the proclamation published 
by the Lord Mayor on the IBth December, 1782, for 
apprehending and prosecuting to conviction the person 

McS^^* ^^ persons concerned in the robbery of James Moore 

Davis, Davis, and having read the said proclamation with the 
clerk of the crown's certificate of the conviction of 
two of the persons concerned in said robbery, and it 
having appeared that the said Michael Toole appre- 
hended and took the said two persons who were so 
convicted and hanged for said offence, and also appre- 

Kirwan. hcudcd and took Bartholomew Kirwan another of the 
persons concerned in the said robbery, who turned 
approver against the others, we are therefore of opinion 
that the said Michael Toole has a just claim under the 

Be%rard. Said proclamation for the reward of £B0, thereby offered 
for the apprehending and prosecuting to conviction all 
or any of the persons concerned in the said robbery 
and therefore recommend that the same be paid to him/ 

ordtr. Jt was thereupon granted, the committee's report 

confirmed and made an act of assembly, and that the 

Payment, city treasurer do, on the Lord Mayor's warrant, pay 
the within named Michael Toole the within sum of 
£50, the same to be allowed in his accounts. 

wmiam [15,] Certain of the commons, for freedom to William 

L°?bn!Tf'"^" Todd Jones, esquire, representative in parliament foTm.iao. 
the borough of Lisbum: whereupon it was ordered 

Franchise, uuanimously, that the freedom of this city be presented 
in the most respectful manner to William Todd Jones, 
esquire, for his very proper and spirited support of the 

Ma^or. Lord Mayor and magistrates on the 6th and 6th days 
of April instant in the House of Commons. 

oriffl^ [16.] Certain of the commons, for freedom to Eichard 

*••**• Griffith, esquire: whereupon it was ordered unani- 

Pranchise. mously that the freedom of this city be presented in 
the most respectful manner to Eichard Griffith, esquire, 



DUBLIN ASSEMBLY ROLL, 1784. 367 

Boll xxiii-A. for his very proper and spirited support of the Lord its*. 
Mayor and magistrates on the 6th and 6th days of Major. 
April instant in the House of Commons. 

" Resolved, that the freedom to Richard Griffith, Franchise, 
esquire, and William Todd Jones, esquire, be published w*^" 
together with their answer." 

The Lord Mayor and Board of Aldermen agree with Agreed to. 
the Sheriffs and Commons in publishing the above 
mentioned freedoms and answers three times in 
Faulkners Journal. joSJSi.'' 

[17.] Hamilton Ward, esquire, son of Benjamin ward. 
Ward, deceased, for a renewal of a piece of ground 
on the west side of Nicholas street: whereupon it was Nicholas 

^ street. 

granted, pursuant to the prayer of the petition. 



[18.1 Alderman James Hamilton, to have two bonds Hamilton, 

alderman. 

for £600, each payable with interest at the rate of Bonds. 
£5, per cent, in lieu of two several sums of £600, each 
paid by him for the city's £M3count : whereupon it was 
granted, according to the prayer of the petition and that 
the city seal be affixed to two bonds for the within city seal, 
sums payable at £6, by the £100, by the year to the Payment, 
wdthin named alderman James. Hamilton. 

[19.] Certain of the commons, to affix city seal to 
deeds of conveyance of part of Jonathan Amory's ^JJ^'i^^. 
holding on the Batchelor's Walk to the commissioners '*^*^*- 
. 130 b, for making wide and convenient streets : whereupon wide 
it was granted, pursuant to the prayer of the petition. 

[20.1 Certain of the commons, to pay the commis- ^omm"- 

*■ ^ ' ir J siouersof 

sioners for paving £600, for paving places usually JJ^'*^^^ 
paved or repaired by the city: whereupon it was 
granted, according to the prayer of the petition. 

[21.] The governors of the charity school of the parish fi^J*^^.^ 
of Saint Andrew, relative to a schoolhouse built by them g^j. 
in College Green for the reception of poor children: cou^' 
whereupon it was granted, pursuant to the prayer of ^"**°' 
petition, and that such consent as therein mentioned 



368 DUBLIN ASSEMBLY ROLL, 1784. 

17W. be entered into at the expense of the parish, provided Bon xniiA. 
Recorder, the Eecordor shall be of opinion it will not affect the 
City. city's interest in the suit depending between the city 

coiiige. and the college, and also provided the college shall on 

their part give a like consent, 
obdweii, [22.1 Richard Gladwell, to be continued one of the 

pitte water •• ■• ' 

collector, pjp^ water collectors fur tlie fourth division: where- 
upon it was ordered, that the above named Richard 
Gladwell be and is hereby continued one of the 
collectors of the pipe water revenue in the fourth 
division during the city's pleasure, not exceeding one 
year ending Easter assembly 1786, he giving security 
for the faithful discharge of the duties of said 
office and paying to the city treasurer all such sums 
of money as he shall from time to time receive, said 
security to be entered into in one month from this 
date or this order for continuing the petitioner to be 
void. 

crofton, [23.] Hugh Croftou, to be appointed book- and store- 

book •keeper 
to pipe keeper to pipe water works : whereupon it was ordered, 

works. iihat the within named Hugh Crofton be and is hereby 

appointed book and store-keeper to the pipe water works 

during the city's pleasure, not exceeding one year 

ending next Easter assembly 1786, at the usual salary 

of £80. 

osbrex. [24.] William Osbrey, praying aid to complete the 

sffarBhaisea socoud infirmary room in the Marshalsea: whereupon 

infirmary. ^ 

it was ordered, that the city treasurer do, on the Lord 
Payment. Mayor's Warrant, pay the petitioner £20 sterling, inm.i30c. 
full of all demand for fitting up the infirmary room 
in the city Marshalsea, the same to be allowed the 
treasurer in his accounts . 

Trumbull.^ [25.] Nathaniel Trumbull, for usual allowance for 

^»^ ot making out the weekly assize of bread, etc. : whereupon 

it was ordered, that the city treasurer do, on the Lord 



DUBLIN ASSEMBLY ROLL, 1784. 369 

S^ w?^"^ Mayor's warrant, pay the petitioner twenty guineas, itw^ 
the same to be allowed in his accounts. 

[26.] John McElroy, to be continued serjeant at JJ^^'^ 
mace : whereupon it was ordered, that the within named ™*^* 
John McElroy be and is hereby continued one of the 
Serjeants at maoe during the city's pleasure, not exceed- 
ing one year ending next Easter assembly 1786, he 
giving such security for the faithful discharge of the 
duties of the said office and redelivery of the silver 
mace as the Lord Mayor and Sheriffs shall approve of, 
said security to be entered into in one month from this 
date or this order for continuing the petitioner to be 
void. 

[27.] Thomas Massey, the like. Massey. 

[28.] Robert Hargrave, the like. Hargrare. 

[29.] John Vernon O'Neill, the like. o'Neui. 

[30.] Francis Gibbons, praying compensation for his aibbong. 
trouble in attending a fire at Engine alley and also for fu^fi% 
hay, oats, and straw bought by him for use of the city 
cart horses, etc.: whereupon it was ordered, that the 
city treasurer do, on the Lord Mayor's warrant, pay Payment, 
the petitioner five guineas, the same to be allowed 
in his accounts 

[31.] Robert Mathews, for usual allowance : where- Mathews, 
upon it was ordered, that the petitioner be, on the Lord 
Mayor's ordei], paid by the city treasurer £3 8s. 3d., Payment, 
sterling, the same to be allowed in his accounts. 

[32.] Jeremiah Duggan, praying aid : whereupon it Duggan. 
was ordered, that the city treasurer do, on the Lord 
Mayor's warrant, pay the petitioner 40s. sterling, the Grant, 
same to be allowed in his accounts. 

[33.] The report of the committee of directors of the Baiiast 
Ballast Office to the general assembly, the 21st April, 
1784. 

* Your committee, since their appointment to the Report, 
direction of this office, continued the repairs of the piles pjim- 
VOL. xin. BB 



370 



DUBLIN ASSEMBLY EOLL, 1784. 



1784. 
Gabbttrdt. 



▲coounta. 



House of 
CoinmouB 
order. 

Accoantfi of 
duties. 



Cash. 



Balnuce. 

Hart. 

Breach in 
piles. 



Wall. 



Ballast 

Office 

accounts. 



and the building of the two new gabbards, which are Roii«iii.A. 
in great forwardness and also the repairs' of the old 
gabbards. 

* Your committee, agreeable to your honours' orderm. i30 6. 
last assembly, examined the accounts and vouchers of 

the quarter preceding which they found right. 

' The house of commons on the 4th of March last 
ordered accounts of the produce of the duties, etc., of this 
office for ten years ending Christmas last, distinguish- 
ing each year and the respective amount of the several 
rates of duty to be laid before them, which the Ballast 
Master prepared and presented to the house accordingly. 

* An abstract of the cash is hereunto annexed, which 
we have examined and find there is a balance of £7,360 
168. 7d. on the Ballast Office fund, from which deduct- 
ing £7,036 12s. 8d. overpaid on account of the public 
money, the balance in the hands of Alderman Bfenry 
Hart is £32B 3s. lid. 

' There being a breach in the piles of the place where 
the part of the Ballast Office that is finished ends, it 
will prevent the necessity of repairing it, if about 50 
feet of the wall be completed and there are mountain 
stones ready provided, your committee therefore 
thought it advisable to order BO feet of the wall now 
partly built to be completed. All which is humbly 
submitted to your honours. 

* Signed by seven of the committee.* 

State of the Ballast Office accounts from the 14th 
January, 1784, inclusive, to the 21st April, 1784, 
exclusive. 



Ballast Office, Dr. 



To balance of last quarter's abstract 
To cash received since 



£ s. d. 
7254 6 10 
1236 6 6 



£8,490 12 4 



DUBLIN ASSEUBLT EOtL, 1784. 



371 



Roll zziiLi 
m. laOb. 


Per contra, Or. 


£ s. d. 




By cMh paid for raising ballast 


.. 342 15 4 




By cash paid for repairs at the piles 


124 17 6 




By cash paid salaries 


145 




By cash paid for building and repairing gabbards 


390 12 4 




By cash paid rent and contingent disbursements 


4012 3 




By cash paid for account of the lighthouse 


10 18 4 




By cash paid interest 


75 




By caph paid off debenture Na 70 


100 




Bybalanoe 


.. 7360 16 7 



Ballast Office for the public money, Dr. 



To 



£ B. d. 



Per contra, Or. 

By balance OTor expended per last quarter's abstract . . 
By cash paid for account of the wall 



1784. 
Ballast 
Office 
accounts. 



£8,490 12 4 



k 


s. 


d. 


6895 


5 


9 


140 


6 11 


B7,035 12 


8 



in. U9. 



F.B. 

B. 106. 
C.S. 



m. 140. 



Granted, the committee's report confirmed and made Order, 
an act of assembly, and that the Sheriffs and Commons 
do name two persons of the common council to be of 
the Ballast Office committee in order to complete the committee, 
number of twenty of their house. 

[The two of the commons : ] Mr. F. M*Grath, Mr. commous. 
Joseph Pemberton. 

* Thomas Greene. — ^Philip Crampton. — Henry 
Hart. — ^Thomas Emerson.— William Dunn. — Joseph 
Lynam. — Anthony King. — James Horan. — ^William 
Alexander. — Henry Gore Sankey. — Henry Howison. — 
William James.' 



1784. April 23. — Admissions to franchise. 
1784. April 23. — Declaration and signatures. 



Franchise. 



Declara- 
tiou. 



1784. July 16.— Fourth Friday after the 24th of 
June. 
[1.] "Resolved, that the present security of several S^ni! *"' 



372 DUBLIN ASSEMBLY BOLL, 1784. 

1784. of our fellow citizens and the laws instituted for the Ron rriu-A. 

preservation thereof have lately been violated in a 
^°**- most alarming degree by the licentious proceedings of 

the lower order of the people in this city and its . 
liberties." 
Kirk- [2.] " Resolved, that Alexander Kirkpatrick, esquire 

^gh one of our very worthy and much respected High 
Sherififs, in attempting to suppress such outrages, has 
u^his received a violent attack upon his person, whereby his 
iiereon. ^ife was endangered and experienced a daring contempt 
of that authority with which the constitution hath 
invested him for the support of the laws and the pre- 
servation of the public tranquillity." 
[3.] " Resolved, that we think it a duty to express our 
of^outSSl^s! abhorrence of such daring outrages and therefore we 
prociama- do highly approvo of the proclamation published by the 
Eeward. Lord Mayor and Board of Aldermen offering a reward 
of £200, for the apprehending and prosecution to con- 
^o^' viction the person or persons concerned in such riot 
and assault." 
[4.] "Resolved, that it is incumbent on every good 
SStis* citizen, particularly at the present crisis, to assist the 
libert magistrates in preventing any violation of civil liberty 
and that we as individuals will readily and firmly 
co-operate with them on every such occasion when they 
shall require our aid." 
Order. Ordered, that the foregoing resolutions be published m. no 6. 

^^ra. three times in Faulkner's Journal and Saunders's News 

Letter. 

^u^iT IP'I " Resolved, that the thanks of this assembly be 

Seisi!^?.' presented to alderman James Hamilton, treasurer of 

this city, for his particular attention to the duty of his 

office, which is essentially manifested by his discharg- 

city bonds, ing the city bonds to a considerable amount, that bore 

an interest of six per cent, and reducing the same to 

five per cent, and also for his attention to the orders of 



RoU 



DUBLIN ASSEMBLY BOLL, 1784. 373 

j^*i-^ this house, in prefventing the disbursements from exceed- 1784. 



Disburse* 



ing the receipts, pursuant to act of assembly. — 16th ment». 
July, 1784." ''''''''*" 

The Lord Mayor and Board of Aldermen unani- Agreed to. 
mously agree with the Sheriffs and Commons in the 
foregoing resolution and that the same be three times 
published in the Dublin Journal. joSJSli. 

[6.] " Resolved, that a committee be appointed to take 
into consideration the state of the new prison and the New prison, 
conduct of the gaoler and his assistants on the repeated oiioier. 
escape of persons out of the said gaol." 

The Lord Mayor and Board of Aldermen unani- 
mously concur in the foregoing resolution and that ^^^^' 
aldermen Hamilton, Horan, sir Anthony King, Exshaw, 
James, and Howison with twelve of the commons to be 
named by the Sheriffs and Commons be and are hereby 
appointed a committee to examine into the state of the g^J^^"*** 
new gaol and the conduct of the gaoler and his assis- ^e^ saoi. 
tants therein, and be also empowered to put the said 
gaol into a proper state for better securing the prisoners prisoners, 
if they shall find it necessary and to report their pro- 
ceedings thereon to a post assembly. 

[The twelve of the commons : ] Messieurs Carleton, commons. 
James Clarke, James Crosbie, Ball, Leet, Eaton, Reed, 
Thorp, E. Clark, George Digby, Binns, Pemberton. 
, VS9. [7.] Certain of the commons, to grant the herbage of Herbage. 

Saint 

Saint Stephen's Green to alderman James Horan, Lord |^p^«"'" 
Mayor elect, during his Mayoralty : whereupon it was Homn, 
granted, pursuant to the prayer of the petition. ^^yof- 

[8.] Certain of the commons, to appoint furniture for J^JSi"^*^ 
the Mayoralty house : thereupon it was ordered, that furniture, 
the Lord Mayor, Sheriffs, treasurer, masters of the city 
works, aldermen Lightbume, Hart, Horan, Alcock, 
and eight of the commons to be named by the Sheriffs 
and Commons or any of five of them, whereof the Lord 
Mayor and one of the Sheriffs to be always two, and 



374 DTTBLTN ASSEMBLY ROLL, 1784. 

1784. in the absence of the Lord Mayor the senior alderman Jj**^^"^ 

Committee, present to preside, be and are hereby appointed a com- 
mittee to provide such furniture for the use of the 

Expenae. Mayoralty house as may be necessary, the expense 
attending same not to exceed £100, and who are hereby 
empowered to draw on the city treasurer for said sum 
and to be allowed him in his accounts. 

commonB. [The eight of the commons : ] Messieurs Carleton, Leet, 
M^Cready, Moncrieffe, Eichard Manders, Houghton., 
Strong, Jenkins. 
[9.] Certain of the commons, setting forth that the 

City pipe committee appointed for the bettor supplying the city 
with pipe water have made the annexed report of the 
16th day of July, 1786. 

Report. * We, the committee appointed for better supplying 

the city of Dublin wdth pipe water, have carefully 
attended to the business to us committed since our 
last report. On the 3rd of May lasty we directed that 
the supervisors of the pipe water revenue should discon- 
tinue every charge for rent that appeared certified by 
the examinators of this committee on the collectors' 

Insolvent reports to be insolvent on the 26th March, 1784, but to 

Irents. ^ 

continue on the rent roll a blank space for each empty 

or insolvent house until it should become tenanted, or 

solvent, and also directed the several collectors should 

Arreare. rctum a list of the arrears remaining upon each of 

their accounts, such list of arrears to be entered in a 

cfeA'H ^^^ to be kept for the purpose in the Town Clerks' 

office. office, in order that your committee might perceive in 

future, which and how many of such arrears should be 

collected. ^ 

* On the 17th of May, we published an advertizement, 

that they would receive proposals in writing for 

riemiuff. building a wall to enclose Mr. Fleming's ground from 

Bason wall, the basou, agreeable to the dimensions therein set forth, 

and different proposals having been given in, they m, i» *. 



DUBLIN ASSEMBLY EOLL, 1784. 37B 



RoU xxiii.1. , 



1^"*^ agreed to that of Mr. Kimberly, provided the work 'tm. 

. Kimberley. 

should be completed agreeable to the advertizement on 
or before the 1st day of August next. In consequence 
of information from Francis Gibbons, that part of the oibbona. 
wall of the water course near Dolphin's Bam had been SlliS!"'"* 
broke down by some persons unknown, they ordered 
that Gibbons should make proclamation by ring of 
bell, offering a reward of two guineas for discovering Reward, 
the person or persons who committed the fact. 

' On the 24th of May, they took into consideration 
the proposal formerly made by Mr. Guinness, whereby auiimeas. 
" in order to put an end to the suit between him and 
the city, he proposed to become tenant to your honours Proposal, 
for the ground contained in the water course and pipes ^JJJel 
from James's gate to Echlin's lane and for a sufficient JjJ^®^'® 
supply of water by a two inch bore to his concerns J;J^'* 
adjoining thereto, during the term of his lease from 
Mark Rainsford, esquire, at the annual rent of £10, ^jj^"'"^' 
to which proposal we so far agreed, first reserving to 
the corporation the ancient water course leading from 
Echlin's lane to James's gate and the ground on eaich 
side of said water course to Mr. Guinness's garden wall, 
together with all the ground and buildings occupied 
by said water course to James's gate and the ground 
adjoining to Mr. Bonham's concerns, which is now BonLMn. 
occupied by Mr. Abraham Cox's brewery, agreeable cox. 
to a map of said ground and water course thereto 
annexed. Mr. Guinness to be supplied by a main to 
be laid in the said course, but that the corporation 
may be at liberty at any time hereafter to supply 
Mr. Guinness's concerns with water from a main in Main. 
James's street or Thomas street, and when that shall Tbomaa 

street. 

be done, to cut off the back supply, the expense of 
bringing the water from Thomas street or James's 
street to his brewery to be defrayed by Mr. Guinness Brewery, 
or his representatives." 



376 DUBLIN ASSEMBLY ROLL, 1784. 

17M. * To these last propositions Mr. Guinness also agreed, ^^^^ 

tionn " and your committee therefore recommwid that every 

agreed to. 

matter in dispute between him and your honours be 
now settled upon the terms aforesaid. 

* On the 21st day of June^ we received a complaint 
Magee- from Mr. James Magee of his having been insulted 
▲aaaait and assaultod on the evening before in the bason by 
Koogb. one Keogh, a butcher in Patrick street, who was m. laa 

spoiling the hedges of the bason, whereupon your 
committee requested of Mr. Magee to lodge examinations 
against him and do recommend that he be prosecuted 
for the offence at the expense of the corporation. 

* On the 6th instant July, Mr. Mylne laid before us 
^^S^n^ an order served upon him by the paving corporation 

requesting that he would consider of and lay before 
t^vom^ tliem the proper place to erect ten fountains or conduits 

for the use of the poor, upon which we directed Mr. 

Mylne to fix upon the most proper places for the purpose 

and report them to us. 
▲nnmii exa- * Your committee have made their usual annual 

mination of 

works. examination of the water house and works, but from 
the present indisposition of their engineer, they have 
been prevented giving the necessary instructions for 
some matters which they think proper to be done 
thereto.' 

Order. It was thereupon granted, the committee's report 

confirmed and made an act of assembly, and that the 
sheriffs and commons do name a gentleman of the 
commons to be of the committee in the room of David 

^^Ued D^^^» esquire, deceased. 

Dickinson. [One of the commons:] Joseph Dickinson. 

Agreement. 
Agreement " I havo examined that part of the foregoing report 
" which relates to the agreement entered into between 
City. ** me and the city of Dublin and do entirely agree 



DUBLIN ASSEMBLY ROLL, 1784. 377 

2?!^'**' " thereto upon the terms therein mentioned, provided itw. 
" the same shall be made an act of assembly. — 16th '^®"°'- 
" July, 1784. 

" Arthur Guinness." GuinuMs. 
(A copy.) 
[10], Certain of the commons, setting forth that the 
committee appointed for inspecting city leases near city ieM«a. 
expiring have made the annexed report of the 16th 
July, 1784. 

* We inform your honours, that on the 8th of June Report, 
last your committee received application from the 
paving board requiring that the corporation of Dublin 
should cause to be enclosed a waste piece of ground ^JSS^. 
in Newhall market which they consider as a nuisance ^JJ^t 
to the public, upon which they directed that the same 
should be immediately cleansed and inclosed with an 
nine inch wall to be built eight feet high, and taking^ wau. 
into consideration the ruinous condition of that market 

111.188 6. and the very small emoluments thereout by the 
corporation, we were of opinion that it would tend more 
to the advantage of your honours and the convenience 
of the neighbouring inhabitants if the said market was 
totally abolished, therefore have directed the sun'^eyor 
to take levels and surveys of the whole ground from surreys. 
Bridge street to Commarket and High street for the 
purpose of opening a street through Newhall market, 
and to make a map of the city ground therein with Map. 
his general observations thereon. 

' In pursuance of your honours* reference to your 
committee, in order to regulate the rental of the city Cental of 

' ° "^ city estate. 

estate, they have nominated a sub-committee for the 
purpose, who have not yet gone through the business.* 

It was thereupon granted, the committee's report order, 
confirmed and made an act of assembly. 

[11.] Certain of the commons, setting forth that the 
committee appointed for examining the accounts of ^ccoimts. 



378 



nrBUN ASSEMBLY ROLL, 1784. 



1784. 
Warren, 
city 
treomivr. 

Bcport. 



BenUl. 



Arrears. 



Disburse- 
ments. 



Discharge. 



Thaiiki of 
committee. 



alderman Nathaniel Warren, late treasurer, have made «°»|f 
the annexed report, the 17th of April, 1784. 

'We, the committee appointed for examining the 
accounts of alderman Nathaniel Warren, late city 
treasurer, for the rentn. issues, and profits of the said 
city which came to his hands from the 13th of May, 
1783, to the 29th of September, 1783, have examined 
the said accounts and the several vouchers relative 
thereto with the utmost care and attention. 

'The said late treasurer laid before us a rental of 
your honours' estate, as it stood on the 29th of 
September, 1783, together with the arrears of rent due 
the 13th of May, 1783, we charged him in said account 
with the arrears of rent due on the said 13th of May, 
1783, and with the entire half year's rent from said 
rental as it stood the 29th of September, 1783, together 
with such other incidental issues and profits as accrued 
to the said 29th of September^ 1783, and a balance of 
£838 12s. 6Jd., due by the accountant to the pipe water 
fund amounting in the whole to the sum ofois:. 
£18,623 Is. IJd. 

* We find the disbursements on the said accounts 
including the arrear of rent due the 29th of September, 
1783, amount in the whole to the sum of £17,766 88. 3d., 
to which being added the sum of £376 10s. 4d., 
poundage on £7,B30 6s. 8d., net money paid, makes the 
discharge amount to £18.142 18s. 7d., so that there 
appears a balance of £480 2s. 6Jd., due by alderman 
Warren to the corporation of Dublin upon said account 
ending the 29th of September, 1783. 

* We have resolved unanimously, that the thanks of 
this committee be presented to alderman Nathaniel 
Warren for the very accurate and clear manner in 
which his accounts have been stated and for the 
faithful discharge of the trust reposed in him as late 



DUBLIN ASSEMBLY ROLL, 1784. 379 

m^w!*^^ treasurer to this city, all which we submit as ouri784. 
report.' 

It was thereupon granted, the committee's report order 
confirmed and made an act of assembly. 

[12.] Alderman James Hamilton, to have city bonds SSSmSS* 
in lieu of others paid off by him : whereupon it was ^^y *»iida. 
granted, pursuant to the prayer of the petition and 
that debentures be made out and put under the city Dobentui-«8. 
seal payable to alderman James Hamilton for the sum 
of £2,300, sterling, bearing interest at the rate of £5., int*»re8t. 
per cent, per annum. 

[13.] Alderman William James, to be reimbursed SSerSlaii. 
expenses he was put to on account of his having com- 
mitted one Bracken to Newgate for being charged with Bracken, 
creating a riot : whereupon it was ordered, that the k^***- 
city treasurer do, on the Lord Mayor's warrant, pay Payment, 
alderman William James the sum of £7B 18s. 2d., 
for the reasons in the within petition set forth, the 
same to be allowed in his accounts. 

[14.] Certain of the commons, setting forth that the ^^^ 
law agent may examine the different acts of parliament 
relative to the police of Dublin : whereupon it was JSIS? 
ordered, that the Town Clerks do carefully examine QeTkB. 
into the different acts of parliament in the within ^nii^ent 
petition mentioned, and that they do lay the same before 
the Recorder for his revisal, agreeable to the prayer of B«eorder. 
the within petition. 
ni.i87 6. [IB.] The commissioners for making wide and con-wide^ 
venient streets, relative to several lots of ground and 
houses on the east side of the Parliament House in Parliament 

House. 

College street : whereupon it was granted, pursuant to ^^[^ 
prayer of the petition and that such consent as therein 
mentioned be entered into at the expense of the several 
persons in the foregoing petition mentioned, provided 
the Eecorder shall be of opinion it will not affect the secoider. 
city's interest in the suit lately depending between the 



380 DUBLIN ASSEMBLY HOLL, 1784. 

1784. city and the college, and also provided the college shall ^l"**^?*^*' 

couige. on their part give a like consent. 
Soerof [16-] Thomas Knox, mace bearer and officer of 
coramonfc ^ommons, for usual allowance for supplying the Sheriffs 

and Commons with candles, candlesticks, and other 
KacesMries. necessaries for one year ending this assembly : where- 
upon it was ordered, that the city treasurer do, on the 
Pajment. Lord Mayor's warranty pay the petitioner £6, sterling, 

for the above necessaries. 
Ottiton. [17.] Lucy Oulton, praying aid: whereupon it waa 

ordered, that the city treasurer do, on the Lord Mayor's 
Grant. warrant, pay the petitioner ten guineas. 
Staunton. [18.] Auu Stauuton, praying aid: whereupon it was 

ordered, that the city treasurer do, on the Lord Mayor's 
Grant. warrant, pay the petitioner £2, sterling. 

[19.] The report of the committee of directors of the 
gg^* Ballast Office to the general assembly, the 14th of 

July, 1784. 
BevoTt * Your committee, since their last report to your 

honours, proceeded to complete the building of the 
New wau. BO feet of the new wall, which prevented the necessity 
pues. of repairing part of the piles and hope soon to have 

the same finished. 
Works. * Your committee also carried on the several works 

belonging to the office and the building of the two new 
Gabbards. gabbards, which are in great forwardness. 
Cash * An abstract of the cash is hereunto annexed, which 

we have examined and find there is a balance of 

£7,625 2s. 6d., on the Ballast Office fund, from which 

deducting £7,254 2s. 3d., overpaid on the account of 
Balance, the public mouey, the balance in the hands of alderman 
Hart Henry Hart, Ballast Master, is £371 Os. 3d., all which 

is humbly submitted to your honours. 

* Signed by ten of the committee.' 

BaUast ° '^ 

2SS!LtM. state of the Ballast Office accounts from the 2l8t m. im. 



DUBLIN ASSEMBLY ROLL, 1784. 381 

2^1^'^^ day of April, 1784, inclusive, to the 14th day of July, itw 
1784, exclusive. §S£f 



aoconnts. 



Ballast Office, Dr. 






£ s. d. 


To balance of last quarter's abstract 


... 73*0 16 7 


To cash received since 


... 1333 1 8 




£8,603 18 3 


Per contra, Cr. 






£ s. d. 


Bsr cash paid for drawing ballast 


... 282 9 7 


By cash paid for raising the pUes 


... 109 18 7 


By cash paid salaries 


... 145 


By cash paid for aocount of gabbards 


... 328 2 7 


By cash paid rent and contingent disbursements 


... 03 6 8 


By cash paid for account of the lighthouse 


... 128 18 


By cash paid interest 


... 86 




... 7626 2 6 




£8,093 18 8 



Ballast Office for the public money, Dr. 

£ 8. d. 

To ... ... ... ... ... ... - 



Ter contra, Cr. 

£ 8. d. 

By balance over expended per last quarter's abstract ... 7035 12 8 

By cash expended this quarter ... ... ... 218 9 7 



£7,254 2 3 



16th July, 1784. — Granted, the committee's report order, 
confirmed and made an act of assembly, and that the 
Sheriffs and Commons do name one of the commons to 
be of the committee, in the room of David Dick, esquire, ^^J;^^ 
deceased. 

[One of the commons:] Mr. James Campbell. campbeii. 

Complaint having been made, that the gabbards Gabbards. 
employed by the Ballast Office in the harbour do not 
dredge in the proper places, whereby great nuisances oredgiwr. 
are likely to be created. 

"It was resolved, that it be an instruction to the 
committee, that they enquire into the conduct of the SSSJSI!* **' 



382 DUBLIN ASSEMBLY KOLL, 1784. 

1784. several officers in that department and report their rod xmi.*. 

Officera. ^ m. 138. 

opinion to a post assembly to be convened for that 
purposa" 
The Lord Mayor and Board of Aldermen request the 
Concur, concurrenco of the Sheriffs and Commons in the fore- 
going resolution: — allowed. 

FranchiM. 1784. July 16. — Admissious to franchise. p.b. 

Deciam. 1784. July 16. — Declaration and signatures. c»«- 

1784. September 10. — ^Post Assembly. m.i36*. 

Hamilton, [1.] William Hamilton, praying to be elected high 
fwrf^^n,' constable, in the room of Henry Robinson, deceased: 
deceased, whoreupou it was ordered, that the within named 
William Hamilton be and is hereby appointed high 
constable for the city of Dublin during the city's 
pleasure, not exceeding one year ending Michaelmas 
Salary, assombly 1785, at the usual salary of £30, per year. 
* James Horan. — Thomas Greene. — Thomas Blackall. 
— Willoughby Lightbume. — Henry Hart. — Thomas 
Emerson. — ^Henry Bevan. — William Dunn. — Anthony 
King.' 

1784. October 16.— Third Friday after the 29th of m. lu. 

September. 

Lord Mayor: Jaraes Horan. 
Sheriffs: Caleb Jenkin and Ambrose Leet. 
ThaukH. [^-l "Resolved, that the thanks of this house be 

Greene, presented to alderman Thomas Greene, late Lord Mayor 
Mayor. of this city, in testimony of our entire approbation of 

his very active, honourable, and spirited conduct in 

discharge of that important office during an arduous 

and distressing period." 
Thanks, [2.] "Eesolved, that the thanks of this house be 

presented to Alexander Kirkpatrick, junior, and 
^rick. Benjamin Smith, esquires, late High Sheriffs of this 
ihfriffs. ^^^y» ^^^ ^^^^ honourable and spirited conduct in the 

execution of that important trust in a manner highly 



DUBLIN ASSEMBLY ROLL, 1784. 383 

Roll «iii.A. honourable to themselves and advantageous to the i7w. 
public." 

[3.] " Resolved, that two debentures of £500, each, ^^' 
payable to the city treasurer, be put under the city 
seal for the purpose of enabling the overseers appointed oyerBecrs. 
to repair the new gaol to proceed on the said work. New gaoi. 
but that the said treasurer shall not advance any 
part of said sum until such time as the grand jury f^^ 
by the consent of the court shall add the Lord Mayor, 
Sheriffs, and city treasurer for the time being, and 
six aldermen as additional overseers to tha present- 
ment which passed last Midsummer sessions for said 
work, and that the money when collected under the 
said presentment be paid over to the city treasurer." twLuwr. 

m. i4« h. [4.] " Eesolved, that the following address be pre- i^?^"** ^ 
sented to his grace the lord lieutenant." ueutenant. 

Address. 

* To his grace Charles, Duke of Rutland, lord i>uke of 

° ' Rutlaud. 

lieutenant general and general governor of Ireland. 

* The address of the Lord Mayor, Sheriffs, commons, Addws* 
and citizens of the city of Dublin. 

* May it please your grace. 

*We think it right at this time to approach your 
grace with just expressions of respect for your grace's Respewt 
personal and hereditary virtues, whilst we declare 
our satisfaction in the firmness and moderation of your 
government. SSnt."*" 

* As we sincerely lament and condemn the outrages outm^eg. 
which have lately been committed, we beg leave to 
express our humble acknowledgments for the readiness 

your grace has discovered to co-operate in the measures Meosnres. 
which we recommended for suppressing them. 

* We entertain a pleasing hope, that by your grace's ^^^^ 
interposition and exertions such a proper reform in 

the representation of the people in parliament as well Poriiameiic 



384 DUBLIN ASSEMBLY EOLL, 1784. 

17M. as a commercial arrangement may be formed by BoUxxiii-A, 

. ni. 146 o. 

consulting the general interests of the empire as will 

tS"?'**' 8^^® stability to our manufactures, security to our 

trade, and increase our affection for our sister kingdom. 

Station. * Firmly attached to our free and happy constitution 

in church and state, we feel the most satisfactory 

confidence in the fortitude of your grace's character, 

and your grace may depend upon our constitutional 

Support support of every wise measure, which may be necessary 

Legislature, to maintain the authority of the legislature and the 

Protestant security of the Protestant establishment.' 

establish- ^ 

ment. To which addrcss his grace the lord lieutenant was 

Answer, pleased to return the following answer. 

His Excellency's Answek. 
* The expressions of your personal regard and public 

«5S~^' approbation must at all times be highly acceptable 
and are at the present moment peculiarly flattering, 

Conduct, as they afford an encouraging proof that my conduct 
has ever concurred with your genuine opinions and 
that whilst you praise a moderate, you expect a firm 

teiSon.*" administration. 

Ma^stracj. * I am Confident that the spirit and zeal of the magis- 
tracy for the welfare and dignity of this great city 

Outrages. wiU uot suffcr a revival of the late disgraceful outrages, 
you may rely upon a constant exertion of my assistance. 

tion^™* *I shall ever be cordially anxious to co-operate for 
gratification in such objects as may appear to the 
legislature to have a just and salutary tendency. Your 

coinmer- wishes upou the subject of commercial regulations 

regulations, wisely coimect your natural attention to the welfare 
of this kingdom with a liberal regard for the general 

Interests of intercsts of the empire and must influence my warmest 
exertions. 

Sot?^*** * ^y attachment to our constitution in church and m. 145. 

church and g^g^^^ jg ^^ Unalterable as yours can be and I feel in 



DUBLIN ASSEMBLY ROLL, 1784. 386 

Kou xxiiijL. the assurance of your support the strongest convictions nw. 
of the propriety and encouragement to hope for the 
success of that decided conduct by which I shall ever 
study to consult the real interests and happiness of ]^^^^ °' 
Ireland in maintaining the authority of the legislature 
and the security of the Protestant establishment. esSibUsh" 

[B.] "Resolved, that the following address b^^l^^^iof 
and the security of the Protestant establishment.' c^^ie- 

Address. 

* To the right honourable James, Earl of Charlemont. 

*The address of the Lord Mayor, Sheriffs, commons, d^^JJ®"*^' 
and citizens of Dublin in common council assembled. Son^®'*' 

*We, the Lord Mayor, Sheriffs, commons, and 
citizens of Dublin, who have long beheld with 
gratitude and respect your lordship's unceasing efforts ^^*^*^*^®' 
to advance the happiness and prosperity of your 
country, think ourselves as the first Protestant ^I'^J^®**?* 

•^ ' cori>oration 

corporation peculiarly called upon to declare our entire <*««**"-*"^"- 
approbation of your lordship's manly and constitu- 
tional answer delivered to the corps reviewed at Belfast ^^J'*"* 
on the 13th July last. 

* While we admire the spirit and moderation of that 
answer, we concur with your lordship in declaring Answer, 
that as the interests of our country are our grand 
objects, so we will pursue them by constitutional means Jj^^^Jf/^^' 
alone, having the utmost good will to our fellow °^®*°''- 
subjects of the Boman Catholic persuasion, we rejoice Roman 
in the late privileges which an enlightened legislature Privileges, 
has extended to them, but we never can consent to 

any measure which may weaken or endanger the -, . , . 
Protestant establishment in church or state.' Swt!^'^" 

[6.] Certain of the commons, for freedom to the Duke Franciiiae. 
of Rutland, lord lieutenant of Ireland : whereupon it nStilnd, 
was ordered, that the freedom of this city be presented lieutenant 
to his grace Charles, duke of Eutland, lord lieutenant 

VOL. xm. 



386 DUBLIN ASSEMBLY BOLL, 1784. 

1784. of Ireland, in a gold box not exceeding in value Bon«ciiL* 

twenty-five guineas. 

Pnmchise, [7.] Certain of the commons, for freedom to the right 

^reury '^^^^^^^'^'^l® Thomas Orde, esquire, secretary to the lord 
lieutenant of Ireland: whereupon it was ordered, that 
the freedom of this city be presented to the right 
honourable Thomas Orde, esquire, secretary to his 
grace the duke of Rutland, lord lieutenant of Ireland, 

Silver box. in a silver box not exceeding in value five guineas. 

oreene. [8.] Aldermau Thomas Greene, late Lord Mayor, 

praying usual sum of £600 : whereupon it was ordered, 

iiRyonJ^, that the city treasurer do, on the Lord Mayor's warrant, 

Paymaiit. pay the petitioner the sum of £600, sterling, the same 
to be allowed in his accounts^ deducting thereout one 
hundred guineas in lieu of the commons ball. 

Hart, [9.] Alderman Henry Hart, praying to be continued „. ^i,, 

mJ^ct, Ballast Master: whereupon it was ordered, that the 
within named alderman Henry Hart be and is hereby 
elected Ballast Master and treasurer to the Ballast 
OflBce for the port and harbour of Dublin for one year 
ending next Michaelmas assembly 1786, at the annual 

Salary. Salary of £160, he giving such security for the faithful 
discharge of the duties of said office and also for his 
accounting justly for all such sums of money as he 
shall receive from time to time, as shall be approved 

seeuritj. of by the Lord Mayor and Sheriffs, said security to 
be entered into in ten days from this date or this 
order to be void. 

[10.] Certain of the commons, setting forth that the 

Trade*. committce appointed for examining tradesmen's bills 
have made the following report of the 13th day of 
October, 1784. 

B«port. * We, the committee appointed for examining trades- 

men's bills, inform your honours that we met on the 
14th day of October instant and carefully examined 

Bills. the following bills, that is to say: — 



DUBLIN ASSEMBLY ROLL, 1784. 387 

UoUxziii.A £, 8. d. 179*. 

m.ws*. 'Thomas Todd Faulkner's bill for T«da.. 



printing and stationery, ending 

23rd June, 1784 138 6 9J 

'Thomas Todd Faulkner's bill for 

advertising ... ... ... 36 9 OJ 

' James Potts' bill for advertising to 

6th October, 1784, amounting to 

£22 198. 9d., out of which is 

deducted the sum of £1 9s. 9d., 

leaves a balance of ... ... 21 10 

* John Eussell's bill for lighting globes 

to the 1st May, 1784 ... ... 63 16 

* John Armitt's bill for English papers 

to 6th April, 1784 7 10 8 

* William Sloane's bill for work done at 

the city carts to 20th September, 

1784 26 10 9 

' George Cairncross for painting at the 

Mayoralty house ... ... 62 16 11 J 

* Samuel Fisher for papering and white- 

washing at the Mayoralty house ... 26 6 9 
'Richard Tudor for work done at the 

mace and sword ... ... 19 3 

* Isaac Poole's bill for tin work to the 

27th September, 1784 ... 10 9 6 



I's billa. 



£384 3 8} 



* Amounting in all to the sum of £384 3s. 8Jd., sum to b« 
sterling, which we are of opinion and do reconmiend 
be forthwith paid to the several persons in the pro- 
portions above mentioned.' 

It was thereupon granted, the committee's report be order, 
confirmed and made an act of assembly, 
m. \^ [11.] Certain of the commons, setting forth that the 



388 DUBLIN ASSEMBLY BOLL, 1784. 

1784. committee appointed for setting the beams and scales ^\^ 

•cai2L**" liave made the annexed report of the 14th day of 
October, 1784. 

Beport * We, the committee appointed for setting the beams 

and scales to whom the petition of certain of the 

EMfw. commons praying that Francis Eager may surrender 

onnarj. the granary at the market house was referred, inform 
your honours that we met on the 14th day of September 
last and took the same into consideration and it 
appearing that the said granary is a necessary accom- 
modation for the beams and scales belonging to the 
corporation and without which we apprehend they 
could not be set to advantage, were therefore of opinion 
and do recommend, that as the said Francis Eager hath 

Surrender, consentcd to Surrender the said granary, he be allowed 
a sum of £46 lOs. sterling, annually in lieu of the 
same and in lieu of all other claims or allowances 
whatsoever, which he might or may have or claim 

AUowance. agaiust the corporation, the said allowance of £46 lOs. 
to commence from the 29th day of September aforesaid. 
In consequence whereof we adjourned the cant for 
setting the beams and scales until the 18th instant, 
when the whole may be set together.' 

Q^^. It was thereupon granted, the committee's report 

confirmed and made an act of assembly, and that the 
E^CT^"*" s^^ ^^ ^^ 10s- ^^ P^i^ yearly to Francis Eager 

during the city's pleasure, for the reasons in the 

within report mentioned. 
Hj^ntwa, [12.] Alderman James Hamilton, praying for two 
STr^"' debentures for £600 each, bearing interest at five per 
orand ceut. iu licu of money paid by him to the Grand Canal 

treasurer: whereupon it was granted, pursuant to the 

prayer of the within petition. 

SS?ejor!*^ [13.] Samuel Byron, praying to be continued city 
surveyor: whereupon it was granted, pursuant to the 



DUBLIN ASSEMBLY ROLL, 1784. 389 

RoJJ »iti.A. prayer of the petition, during the city's pleasure, not its*. 
exceeding one year ending Michaelmas assembly 1785. 

[14.] Robert McGregor, praying to be appointed one JJ*^J®f°^^ 
of the supervisors of the Ballast Office in the room of ga^Jj^ 
Mr. Walter Nugent, deceased: it was thereupon 
granted, pursuant to the prayer of the within petition, 
and that the within named Robert McGregor be and 
is hereby appointed one of the supervisors and gangers 
,of the Ballast Office, in the place and stead of Walter 
Nugent, deceased, during the city's pleasure, at the^^^ 
usual salary. 

m. 1U6. [15.] Joseph Andrews, praying to be appointed ^J^^«7*' 
weigh-m aster of the green hide crane in the room of "^*^^*^- 
Mrs. Barber ; whereupon it was ordered, that the within 
named Joseph Andrews be and is hereby appointed 
weigh-m aster to the city green hide crane during the 
city's pleasure in the room of Mrs. Barber, deceased. SSJ^id. 
[16.] William Osbrey, praying to be continued ^^^^^ 
Marshal keeper of the city of Dublin : whereupon it ^^v^^- 
was ordered, that the above named William Osbrey 
be and is hereby continued Marshal keeper to the city 
of Dublin during the city's pleasure, not exceeding one 
year ending Michaelmas assembly 1785, with all the 
just fees and perquisites belonging to said employment, 
and that the petitioner shall be bound in a bond of Bond. 
£3,000, and find three sureties, each to be bound in sureties. ■ 
separate bonds of £1,000, for indemnifying the city 
from all escapes and for the due execution of said 
employment, that he shall on Monday in every week 
make and return a list on oath of every person in his Peraona in 
custody upon any action or execution or other process 
whatsoever from the city or Tholsel court, distin- Jouh?^ 
guishing at whose suit such person or persons was or 
were committed and when and where and by whom 
discharged and whether such person hath been kept 
in actual custody or not said security to be approved 



g 390 DUBLIN ASSEMBLY BOLL, 1784. 

1784. of by the Lord Mayor and Sheriffs and entered into boUouLa. 

. . . 111.1446, 

m one week from this day or this order for continuing 

the petitioner to be void. 

SSKw"^"^ [17.] Judith Bobinson, widow of Henry Robinson, 

late high constable, praying aid: whereupon it was 

Payment. Ordered, that the city treasurer do pay the within 

petitioner £11 7s. 6d., on the Lord Mayor's warrant, 

in full for all demands which she has on the city, 

the same to be allowed in his accounts. 

riSrtSr, [1^-] Williawi Lyster, esquire, register to the unani- 

SSSSSy. JT^iO^s annuity company, relative to ten city bonds in 

cityboncu. their possession: whereupon it was ordered, that two 

bonds be made out, one for £500, and the other for 

£B50, put under the city seal, bearing interest at the 

rate of £5 per cent., agreeable to the prayer of the 

within petition, and that the bonds within mentioned be 

cancelled. 

fa^wJSSit [19-] Edward Scriven, praying to be paid money in 

aid of his disbursements, etc., and that the committee 

▲cconnt8. appointed to settle his accounts may be continued: 

whereupon it was ordered, that the contents of the 

within petition be referred to the committee appointed 

for conducting city law business, who are hereby „.!«. 

empowered to consider the same and to report their 

opinion thereon to the next assembly, also that the city 

treasurer do in the meantime on the Lord Mayor's 

Poyment. Warrant pay the within petitioner £400 sterling on 

account, the same to be allowed in his accounts. 

[20.] Certain of the commons, praying to have the 

Deeds. city Seal affixed to deeds of conveyance of mills at 

Brid"* Island Bridge in the county of Dublin to trustees of 

Circular Circular road: whereupon it was granted, pursuant 

J^oad. tQ i]^Q prayer of the above petition. 

^lelk^'f ^^^'^ John Pursell, clerk of the commons, praying 

commone. usual allowaucc : whereupon it was ordered that the 

Payment, city treasurcr do, on the Lord Mayor's warrant, pay 



DUBLIN ASSEMBLY SOLL, 1784. 391 

Ron Diii.A. the petitioner fifteen guineas, the same to be allowed i784. 
in his accounts. 

[22.] Eobert Cooke, praying to be continued serjeant cwke^^^ ^^ 
at mace : whereupon it was ordered, that the above ™»^- 
named Eobert Cooke be and is hereby continued one 
of the Serjeants at mace during the city's pleasure, 
not exceeding one year ending Michaelmas 1786, he 
giving such security for the faithful discharge of the 
duties of said ofiBce and redelivery of the silver mace 
as the Lord Mayor and Sheriffs shall approve of, said 
security to be entered into in one month from this 
date or this order for continuing the petitioner to be 
void. 

[23.] James Clarke, the like, like order. ciarke. 

[24.] Francis Gibbons, praying compensation for his Gibbon*, 
trouble in taking care of the city horses and carts for 
one year and for cleansing several streets in said city : SISSb'* 
whereupon it is ordered, that the city do pay Payment, 
the within named petitioner £B 13s. 9d., for the reasons 
within mentioned, the same to be allowed in his 
accounts. 

[2B.] The report of the committee of directors of the Baiiagt 

Office. 

Ballast Of&ce to the general assembly the 13th of 
October, 1784. 

* Your committee, since their last report agreeably Report, 
to your honoxirs* order, enquired into the conduct of 
the officers concerned in th^ raising the ballast and Baiiaat. 
being of opinion that the supervisors, whose duty it is 
to superintend that business, could not spare sufficient 
in.i«6. time from their other duties to see the work properly 

executed, they ordered Mr. John Salt and Mr. John sait. 
MuUarkey, whose business requires them to be daily Muiiarkey 
in the harbour where the ballast is dredged, to 
superintend and direct the gabbards to dredge in such OabUrdB 
situations as may be most conducive to the safe 
navigation of the ships through the channel and that chiSeL 



392 



DUBLIN ASSEMBLY ROLL, 1784. 



Harbour. 



Coinmig- 

a4-i'i»uiilH. 



Account*, 

City B«il. 
Dutieii. 



Pilot 
committee. 



New wall. 



Nuifent, 
8uper%'i»<)r. 



Cosh. 



Balance. 
Hurt 



they should make weekly reports of what progress is »<* 
made, by which means we hope there will not be any 
complaint of nuisances being created in the harbour 
in future. 

* The commissioners of imprest accounts, pursuant to 
an act passed last session of parliament, have by their 
I>recept (a copy of w^hich is hereunto annexed) required 
an account to be exhibited to them under the citj^ seal 
of all the revenues of this oflBce since its establishment 
and of the expenditure thereof and also of the expen- 
diture of all the parliamentary grants. We accordingly 
lay before your honours said accounts herewith, in 
order to have the city seal affixed to them, the duties 
granted by the act of the third year of the reign of 
his pres(Mit majesty (of which precept requires an 
account) are under the management of the pilot com- 
mittee. 

* Your oomniittee have completed the 50 feet of the 
new wall, which has been carrying on this summer 
and wo conducted the other business of the office in 
the usual manner. 

* ^fr. Walter Nugent, one of the supervisors, having 
died since the last general assembly, we appointed his 
son ^fr. dairies Nugent to do the duty during the 
vacancy of the employ inent. 

* An abstract of the cash is hereunto annexed, which 
we have examined and find there is a balance of 
£8,202 Is., on the Ballast Office fund, from which 
deducting £7,903 19s. 6^d. overpaid on the account of 
the public money, the balance in the hands of alderman 
Henry Hart, Ballast Master, is £298 Is. 5Jd., all 
which is humbly submitted to your honours.' 



14Sft. 



Imprest 
accounts 
Precept. 



The Commissioners of Imprest Accounts Precept. 

" Whereas, under and by virtue of an act of parlia- 
ment made in the 24th year of the reign of his present 



DUBLIN ASSEMBLY ROLL, 1784. 393 

^^^'^ majesty King George the Third, intitled an act for the ^- ^^^ 
due accounting for all money granted for public ^^*- 
works, charities, and hospitals therein mentioned and 
for the ordering a regular account in future of all 
monies entrusted to the corporation for carrying on 
the inland navigation, the trustees of the linen manu- navigation, 
facture, the Dublin Society, the corporation for paving ^^^c. 
the streets of Dublin, and for other purposes therein i>^iin 
mentioned, it is enacted, that it shall be lawful for ?Sin?.*' 

m. 142. the commissioners of imprest accounts or any three commis- 

* •/ sioners of 

of them for the time being and they are hereby required i^J'^ouSts. 
to call before them the several persons who have at 
any time received from his majesty's treasury any 
ptiblic money for any of the purposes aforesaid, as ^nwic 
also the several persons to whom any money has been 
granted or appropriated for any of the said purposes, 
and the successors, executors, and administrators of 
such persons respectively and to require them to give 
an account of the expenditure of the said money and 
to exhibit to the said commissioners all such accounts, Accounts, 
certificates, warrants of expenditure, books, muniments, 
or bills whatsoever as shall touch or concern the receipt Receipt 
or expenditure of such money or the charge or discharge Expendi- 
of the accounts thereof and as shall be and remain Money, 
in their hands or custody, and to examine upon oath 
the said several persons touching the several items 
thereof. And whereas by the said act, the said com- 
missioners are amongst others directed to enquire into 
the receipt and expenditure of all duties, fines, and ^f^^' 
penalties recovered under an act for cleansing the Penalties, 
port, harbour, and river of Dublin, and for erecting ^^*5^ 
a Ballast Ofiice in the said city, and said commissioners Baiiast 

•^ * Office. 

are also directed to enquire into the receipt and expen- 
diture of all sums of money which have from time to 
time been granted, over and above the duties aforesaid, 
out of the public revenues to the Lord Mayor, Sheriffs, 



394 



DUBLIN ASSEMBLY ROLL, 1784. 



1784. 
Corpora- 
tion of 
Dublin. 
BalloAt 
Office wall. 
Hftrbonr. 



Money 
grants. 



Powers. 

Bbips. 
Duties. 



Order. 



▲ooonnt. 

Receipt. 

Expendi- 

tare. 

DntieB. 

Grants. 

Fines. 



Expend!* 
tureof 



Books. 



Delirery of 
documents. 



Common 



Commons, and citizens of the said city of Dublin for Boiixxiii.i 

' •' m. 14iL 

carrying on the Ballast Ofl&ce wall in the harbour of 
the city of Dublin, or for otherwise improving the said 
harbour to the amount of £67,169 4s. 6d., from the 
year 1752 to the year 1781, and the said commissioners 
are also directed to enquire into the receipt and expen- 
diture of all sums of money which have been granted 
under another act passed in the third year of the reign 
of his present majesty, intitled an act for vesting 
further powers in the said Lord Mayor, Sheriffs, 
commons, and citizens of the city of Dublin for the 
securing of ships trading to the port and harbour of 
Dublin, by which several like duties were granted to 
be paid to the Ballast Master of the Ballast Of&oe of 
the said port of Dublin, and of all which the said 
commissioners are required to take an account. 

"Now we, the said commissioners of imprests, do 
hereby, in pursuance of the said act, require the Lord 
Mayor, Sheriffs, Commons, and citizens of the city of 
Dublin to state to us, an account of the receipt and 
expenditure of all the said duties and grants, and of 
all fines and penalties recovered under the said acts 
of the 6th year of the reign of her late majesty Queen 
Anne, and 3rd year of the reign of his present majesty, 
or either of them, and also an account of the expen- 
diture of the said sum of £67,169 4s. 6d., so granted , 
as aforesaid, and to exhibit to us with said account 
all certificates, warrants, proofs of expenditure, books, 
muniments, receipts, bills, or other entries, or papers 
concerning the same, in manner aforesaid, and to 
deliver the same to us on the 2nd day of November 
next at our office of public accounts in the city of 
Dublin, which said account so to be stated, we do 
hereby require and direct to be authenticated as a just 
and true state of such account by the common seal of 
the said Lord Mayor, Sheriffs, Commons, and citizens 



.142 



DUBLIN ASSEMBLY £OLL, 1784. 395 

^^"i^of Dublin, and you are hereby required to give^due its*- 

obedience to this our precept under the penalties in ^Jj^^ 
the said act mentioned, given under our hands and 
seals this 1st day of June, 1784. 

"E. Tighe. (seal) 

"Henry Loftus. (seal) 
"Ed. B. Swan, (seal) 

" To the right honourable the Lord Mayor, Sheriffs, 
Commons, and citizens of the city of Dublin and to 
their law agent and Ballast Master of said city." 

State of the Ballast OflBce accounts from the 14th g^^* 
day of July, 1784, inclusive, to the 13th day of •^""^• 
October, 1784, exclusive. 

Ballant Office, Dr. 

£ I. d. 

To balance of Uut quarter's abstract . ^ ... ... 7625 2 6 

To cash received since ... ... ... ... 16S9 16 1 



1:9^17 7 



Per contra, Cr. 

B7 cash paid for raising ballast 

By cash paid for repairing the piles 

By cash paid salaries 

By cash (Aid for account of gabbards 

By cash paid rent and contingent disbursements 

By cash paid for account of the lighthouse 

By cash paid interest 

By cash paid off debentures Na 78 and 79 ... 

By balance 



£ a. d. 



299 18 





110 


5 


7 


146 








151 16 


4 


91 


7 





12 


3 


8 


62 


5 





200 








8202 


1 






£9,264 17 7 



Ballast Office for the public money, Dr. 
To 

Per contra, Cr. 

By balance over expended per last quarter's abstract 
By cash expended this quarter 



£ 8. d. 



£ B. 


d. 


7254 2 


S 


649 17 


H 


£7,90S 19 


H 



396 



17&4. 
Order. 

Citj seal. 
Acconnta. 
Warren. 



Franchise. 



Declara- 
tion. 



DUBLIN ASSEMBLY ROLL, 1784-1785. 



iBth October, 1784. — Granted, the committee's report Mi*riif.A. 
confirmed and made an act of assembly, and that the 
city seal be affixed to the Ballast Office accounts. 

Ordered, that alderman Warren be one of the com- 
mittee in the room of the Lord Mayor. 

1784. October 15. — Admissions to franchise. 
1784. October 15. — Declaration and signatures. 



F. R. 
B.10& 



Taylor. 
Allen, 
Town 
Clerks. 



Lambert, 
deceased. 



SMlary. 



Rent for 
Tholsel 
office. 



Bonds. 



Recorder. 



Gk>rem- 
meut. 
Privy 
council. 



1784. October 20.— Post Assembly. ) 

[1.] Benjamin Taylor, praying to be continued one 
of the Town Clerks of this city and John Allen praying 
to be elected joint Town Clerk in the room of Mr. John 
Lambert, deceased: whereupon it was ordered, that 
the within named Benjamin Taylor and John Allen 
be appointed joint Town Clerks or Clerk of the Tholsel 
with the usual salary, fees, profits, and perquisites 
thereunto belonging, during the pleasure of the city, 
they paying to the city the annual rent of £100 for 
the office in the Tholsel in which the business of the 
Town Clerk is now transacted and entering into such 
bonds, covenants, and agreements for payment thereof 
and for the performance of the said office, to save the 
city harmless, with such other clauses as the Eecorder 
shall advise, and upon the said Benjamin Taylor and 
John Allen being approved of by government and 
privy council on their appointment to said office. 

* James Horan. — Thomas Greene. — Thomas Blackall. 
— Willoughby Lightburne. — ^Henry Hart. — Thomas 
Emerson. — Anthony King. — Henry Bevan. — Joseph 
Lynam.' 



.141. 



1785. 



Auditors of 

acconuts. 



1785. January 21. — Fourth Friday after the 2Bth of m. is2. 
December, 1784. 

[1.] Auditors of the city accounts for the last year. 

Lord Mayor, Sheriffs, masters of the works, aldermen 
Greene, Dunne, Emerson, Bevan, Shell, Howison, 



DUBLIN ASSEMBLY ROLL, 1785. 397 

2?u?^^'^' Sutton, Exshaw, Rose, messieurs Bead, Thorp, Grant, »785. 
Leech, Isaac Manders, Houghton, Callage, John 
Maddock, Richard Tudor, Campbell, John Binns, 
Hutton, Strong, M'Cready, Neary, Worthington, 
Thomas Tudor, Mills. 

[2.] " Resolved, that our representatives in parlia- p^uJS^en?. 
ment be instructed to give the Lord Mayor the earliest 
information respecting any business in parliament, 
wherein the interest or rights of the corporation areKigbtoof 

'=' "^ coxpora- 

concemed." "**°- 

The Lord Mayor and Board of Alderman unani- 
mously agree with the above resolutions and request Aip-eed to 
the concurrence of the Sheriffs and Commons therein. 

m. isab. [3.] Certain of the commons, setting forth that the 

committee appointed for inspecting city leases near city leases, 
expiring have made the annexed report of the 19th of 
January, 1785. 

' We inform your honours, that on the 1st day of K«port. 
December last your committee met and directed that 
Mr. Reed should proceed in the suit relative to the ^•^• 
ground in Thomas street taken by him from the city Jtr^JT* 
on the 26th day of January, 1783, in order to maintain 
the city's title thereto and are of opinion that you 
should reimburse Mr, Reed such costs as he may be coats. 
put to on that account. On the 8th day of January 
instant we again met and took into consideration the 
petition of Thomas Browne to be paid the sum of Browne. 
£100, due to him by your honours' bond No. 297, and Bond, 
are of opinion that he be paid the amount thereof. 

* The petition of John Murphy of Cornmarket for a Murphy, 
renewal of the lease of his house at the corner of High ^^»«- 

^ nigh 

street projecting to Cornmarket, and it appearing to 8*'®«*- 
us, that there are four houses on that lot of ground, inarket 
which was formerly set to George Blackall in trust for BiMkaU. 
sir John Castleton, in one of which the said John cwtieton. 



398 BXTBLIK ASSEMBLY BOLL, 1785. 

1785. Murphy resides, and that the lease of the whole will ^^^ 

expire the 20th of December next. 
o2?"'* * That the holding of Gorman's Gate, formerly demised 

to Elizabeth Salmon, will expire on the 2Bth day of 
^^l March next. That the lease of the house in Castle 

street, formerly set to Philip Crofts, is now expired, 

and in the city's possession. We recommend that the 
8*ttia». above holdings be forthwith set and to commence from 

the expiration of the present leases.' 
orrier. It was thereupon granted, the committee's report 

confirmed and made an act of assembly, and that the 

committee of city leases be and are hereby empowered 
AdTertire- forthwith to advcrtize and set the several houses and 

mom lor 

Mttiuff. premises in the annexed report mentioned to the highest 
and best bidder that can be gotten for the same. 

[4.] Certain of the commons, setting forth that the "-"^ 
committee appointed for examining tradesmen's bills 
have made the following report of the 19th of January, 
1785. 

BaporL * Wc, the Committee appointed for examining trades- 

men's bills, beg leave to inform your honours that we 
met on the 10th and 15th days of January instant and 

Buii. carefully examined the following bills, that is to say: — 

£ 8. d. 
*John Sheen's bill for brazier's work 
from 25th September to 23rd June, 
1784 10 10 6 

* Henry Keating's bill for plastering and 

painting from February, 1781, to 

March, 1782 ... ... ... 2 9 5 

* The proprietors of the Hibernian Journal 

for advertising, commencing 12th 
March, 1783, and ending 19th 
January, 1784 10 13 6 



Tnd6ft> 
men's \ 



DUBLIN ASSEMBLY ROLL, 1785. 399 

EolljutiiU. £ S. d. 1785. 

m. 15L 

* Samuel Byron's bill commencing ''^^t.,! 

•' " men 8 Dillfl. 

October, 1783, and ending Septem- 
ber, 1784, after deducting two 
charges which committee were of 
opinion ought not to be charged to 
them, leaves a balance of ... 9 6 8 



£33 2 



* Amounting in all to the sum of £33 Os. 2d. sterling, Amount, 
which your committee are of opinion and do recom- 
mend be forthwith paid to the several persons above payment 
mentioned. We further beg leave to inform your 
honours, that there were several other bills laid before 
your committee, as the several tradesmen had brought 
such bills up to the present date, we thought it most buis. 
prudent and proper to return such bills in order that 
such persons might make out the same regularly, com- 
mencing Michaelmas, 1783, and ending Michaelmas, Michael. 
1784, and that in future such tradesmen should make 
out their bills regularly from Michaelmas to 
Michaelmas.' 

It was thereupon granted, the committee's report order, 
confirmed and made an act of assembly, and that the 
city treasurer do, on the Lord Mayor's warrant, pay Payment, 
the several persons in the within report named, the 
several sums in the within report mentioned, the same 
to be allowed the treasurer in his accounts. 

[5.] Messieurs Bichard and Isaac Manders, setting Manders. 
forth that the committee appointed for the inspecting 
the management of tolls and customs, to whom their Toiisand 

^ customs. 

petition was referred, have made the annexed report of 
the 19th of January, 178B. 

' We beg leave to inform your honours, that on the Beport. 
let day of December last your committee met and took 



400 



DUBLIN ASSEMBLY BOLL, 



178B. 



1785. 
IConden. 



Toll 
honses. 



Law 
expenses. 



loooonti. 



XX111.A. 

151. 



Deposit. 



Bent. 



▲llowanoe. 



Order. 



Deposit. 



Treasurer. 



Interest. 



into consideration the petition of messieurs Richard and boii 
Isaac Manders, your tenants for the tolls and customs, 
praying to be reimbursed a sum of money expended 
by them in erecting new and repairing old toll houses, 
the rent of the same, advertisements inserted in different 
papers, fees paid to counsel for their opinions, with m i5i * 
other law expenses relative to the city's right to said 
tolls and customs, and having minutely compared the 
accounts of messieurs Manders with the vouchers 
produced by them to us, whereby it appeared that a 
sum of £124 128. 9d. sterling, has been expended by 
them, are of opinion that they be allowed said sum. 

* That the said Eichard and Isaac Manders, at the 
time of their taking the said tolls and customs, 
deposited with your treasurer the sum of £600, as a 
security for the payment of their rent of the tolls and 
customs and messieurs Manders have been punctual 
heretofore in discharging their said rent, notwith- 
standing the several disadvantages arising from the 
dearth of the last season, we are of opinion that they be 
allowed the said sum of £500, in their next payment, 
and that the said Eichard and Isaac Manders be also 
allowed a sum of £30, as for one year's interest of the 
said last mentioned sum of £500.' 

It was thereupon granted, the committee's report 
confirmed and made an act of assembly, except as to 
that part relative to the payment of £600 deposit by 
messieurs Manders with the city treasurer, and that 
the same shall remain in the treasurer's hands until 
the determination of their lease, but that he do allow 
them the interest thereof at the rate of £6, per cent, 
per annum, until said sum be paid, the same to 
commence from the time of their having deposited said 
sum. 

[6.] Certain of the commons, setting forth that the 



DTTBLIN ASSEMBLY BOLL, 178B. 401 

Koiirxiiu. committee appointed for setting beams and scales have ^^^^^^ 
made the annexed report of the 19th January, 178B. «»i««* 

* We inform your honours, that on the 18th day of Beport. 
October last your committee met pursuant to the public 
advertisement and then proceeded to set by public cant pabuc cant, 
to the highest and fairest bidder for one year com- 
mencing the 29th day of September last the several 
beams and scales belonging to the city of Dublin, and 
several persons having appeared and bid on the said 
cant, and Mr. Bloxham having bid the sum of £170, Bioxham. 
and no other person having bid so much, we thereupon 
la. 150. declared him the highest bidder and taker thereof and 

thereupon Mr. Bloxham paid down the sum of £170, Pajrment. 
pursuant to the terms of agreement and agreeable to 
the terms of such setting caused the proper power to 
be prepared and put under the city seal appointing the 
said Mark Bloxham weigh-m aster during the term weigh- 
aforesaid and to take the oaths necessary upon such 
appointment.* 

It was thereupon granted, the committee's . report order, 
confirmed and made an act of assembly. 

[7.] Certain of the oopamons, to reimburse the late gJ5J"*» 
Lord Mayor the expense he was at in providing horses ^"^y^^- 
and servants for the state coach : whereupon it was state 

* coach. 

ordered, that the city treasurer do, on the Lord Mayor's 
warrant, pay alderman Thomas Greene, late Lord Payment. 
Mayor, the sum of £60, for the purpose above 
mentioned, the same to be allowed in his accounts. 

[8.] Lord Edward Fitzgerald, praying freedom by Lord 
birth : whereupon it was granted, pursuant to the fj^^^^J^- 
prayer of the above petition. 

[9.] Certain of the commons, for freedom of this city Franchise, 
to be presented to the honourable Thomas FitzMaurice ^»t'-. 

* maunce. 

and the rather for his attention to the trade and Trade, 
manufactures of this country particularly by hisJJ*^^^^- 
receiving the revenues of his large estate in this ^itl''*^ "' 
VOL. xm. p D 



402 DTTBLIH ASSEHBLT BOLL, 1785. 

17S5. kinffdom in the manufactures thereof: whereupon itxcnxxui.!. 

Order. • m. lao. 

was granted gratis, pursuant to the prayer of the 

within petition. 
Stewart. [10.] Cerfain of the commons, for freedom to John 

^^^ *** Stewart, esquire: whereupon it was granted, pursuant 

to the prayer of the petition, gratis. 
Biackau. [H.] Alderiflau sir Thomas Blackall, praying to have 
Leue. a lease in his own name of a piece of ground in the 
^JJket ^®w market: whereupon it was granted, pursuant to 

the prayer of the petition. 

^e^tan, t^^'l '^^^ oxocutors of the late Anthony Dermott, 

deceased, praying to be paid a sum of £1,800, and 

City bond*, interest due by six city bonds: whereupon it was 

Pajmont. Ordered, that the city treasurer do, on the Lord Mayor's 

warrant, pay the executors of Anthony Dermott the 

DebwituPM. Bum of £1,800, and that debentures for said sumnLUo. 

bearing interest at five per cent, be made out and 

put under the city seal payable to the city treasurer 

in order to enable him to pay said sum and that the 

bonds payable to said Anthony Dermott be cancelled. 

Morgan. [13.] Columb Morgau, praying to be paid seven city 

bonds for £100, each : whereupon it was ordered, that 

the city treasurer do, on the Lord Mayor*s warrant, 

Payment, pay the abovc named Columb Morgan the above sum 

Debenturei. of £700, and that debentures for said sum bearing 

interest at five per cent, be made out and put under 

the city seal payable to the treasurer, in order to enable 

him to pay said sum and that the bonds to said Columb 

Morgan be cancelled. 

Bo«, [14.] Henry and George Roe, praying to be continued 

SJjw^tel gaolers of his majesty^s new prison: whereupon it was 

ordered, that the within named Henry Roe be continued 

gaoler at Newgate for one year ending next Christmas 

assembly 1786, and that George Roe his son be 

appointed assistant gaoler to the said Henry Roe during 

the city's pleasure hot exceeding one year, provided the 



DXTBUN ASSEMBLY BOLL, 1786. 403 

RoUxjdiil. said Henry Eoe lives so long and provided also that it^ 
the said George Roe do constantly reside in the said 
gaol during the time aforesaid, upon their giving such 
security of indemnifyng the city from all escapes and security, 
for the faithful discharge of the duties of said ofl&ce, 
as the Lord Mayor and Sheriffs shall approve, said 
security to be entered into in ten days from the date 
hereof or this order for continuing the petitioner to be 
void, and in such case the Lord Mayor be requested 
to convene a post assembly to appoint a proper person 
to be gaoler of Newgate in the room of the said Henry 
Eoe. 

[15.] John Bam^tt, praying to be continued serjeant Bmett, 
at mace : whereupon it was ordered, that the above «*<»• 
named John Barnett be and is hereby continued one 
of the Serjeants at mace during the city's pleasure not 
exceeding one year ending Michaelmas, 1786, he giving • 
such security for the faithful discharge of the duties 
of said office and redelivery of the silver mace, as the 
Lord Mayor and Sheriffs shall approve of, said 
security to be entered into in one month from this date 
or this order for continuing the petitioner to be void. 

[16.] Certain of the commons, for some gratuity to 
Doctor Blundell : whereupon it was ordered, that the BuSJdeu. 
city treasurer do, on the Lord Mayor's warrant, pay the payment. 
above named Doctor Blundell the sum of £20, the same 
to be allowed in his accounts. 

[17.] The reverend Richard Strong, incumbent of the f^^22i[;^jj^ 
living of Rathdrum, praying a sum of money to assist Eathdrum. 
him in building a glebe house and offices : whereupon gj^ 
it was ordered, that the city treasurer do, on the Lord 
Mayor's warrant, pay the above named Richard Strong Payment 
the sum of one hundred guineas, the same to be allowed 
in his accounts, and that the said sum shall be in full 
of all demands which Mr. Strong can or may hereafter 
claim from the city of Dublin. 



m. 14». 



404 DUBLIN ▲SSEMBLT BOLL, 1786. 

1785. [18.] Medicis Oakes, praying allowance: wKereupon bou nm-i. 

it was ordered, that the city treasurer do, on the Lord 
Grant. Mayor's warrant, pay the petitioner ten guineas. 

Bailie. [19.] Edward Bailie, praying aid : whereupon it was 

ordered, that the city treasurer do, on the Lord Mayor's 

Grant. Warrant, pay alderman Henry Howison the sum of ten 
guineas, the same to be allowed in his accounts, which 
sum is to be laid out in buying necessaries for the 
within named Edward Bailie, pursuant to the prayer 
of the within petition. 

[20.] The report of the committee of directors of the 
^^ Ballast Office to the general assembly, the 19th of 
January, 1786. 

Report * Your committoe, since their Ifist report to your 

honours, have nearly completed the building of the two 

Gabbardfc new gabbards and continued the repair of the piles as 
far as the season would permit and also the other works 
of the office. 

casiw ' An abstract of the casH is hereunto annexed, which 

we have examined and Hud there is a balance of 

£8,226 2s. 6d., on the Ballast Office fund, from which 

deducting £7,903 198. 6Jd., overpaid on the account of 

Balance, the public mouoy, the balance in the hands of alderman 

Hart. Henry Hart, Ballast Master, is £322 2s. lOJd. All 

which is humbly submitted to your honours.' 
Ballast state of the Ballast Office accounts from the 13th 

accSSnts. day of October, 1784, inclusive to the 19th day of 
January, 1786, exclusive. 



Ballast Office, Dr. 

iB a. d. 

To btklance of last quarter's abstract . . 8202 I 

To cash received since .. .. .. .. 1096 6 5 

£0,297 7 5 



DUBUK ASSEMBLY BOLL, 1785. 405 

RoUzziii^ 

m. 1«. Per contra, Cr. 

By cash paid for raising baUast 
B7 cash paid for repatring the piles 
m,14»bi By cash paid salaries 

By cash paid for account of gabbards 

By cash paid rent and contingent disbursements 

By cash paid for account of the Ughthouae 

By cash i)aid interest 

By cash paid ofT debentures Nos. S7 and 80 

By balance 



£ s. d. 

Ballast Office for the public money, Dr. 

To .. .. .. .. .. — 

Per contra, Cr. 

£ s. d. 

By cash over expended per la^t quarter's abstract 7908 19 6^ 



£ s. 

, 25119 


d. 


1785. 
Ballast 
Office 
accounts. 


118 17 






, 145 






, 250 3 






67 17 






12 1 






25 6 






. 200 






, 8226 2 






£9^7 7 


5 





£7,903 19 ^ 



The 2l8t January, 1786. — Granted, the committee's order, 
report confirmed and made an act of assembly. 
Igj^ 1786. January 21. — ^Admissions to franchise. Franchise, 

^•*- 1786. January 21. — Declaration and signatures. SSS!*^ 

m.i«6. 1786. February 6. — Post Assembly. 

[1.] Certain of the commons, praying to have the city 
seal affixed to a petition to the house of commons for 
aid for the Ballast Office wall : whereupon it was om^Lu. 
ordered, that the city seal be affixed to the annexed 
petition, that the same do stand the petition of this city, aid. 
and be presented to the honourable the house of 
commons. 

The Petition. 

* To the right honourable and honourable the knights, Petition, 
citizens, and burgesses in parliament assembled. 

*The humble petition of the Lord Mayor, Sheriffs, 
commons, and citizens of the city of Dublin. 

* Sheweth. 

*That tlie corporation of the city of Dublin, as]^bi^ 



406 DUBLIN ASSEMBLY ROLL, 178B. 

1785. conservators of the port and harbour, finding the same »<>" ™-^ 

^»w. choked up and obstructed, directed a wall to be built 
Bingsend. Qf rough Hiasou work from Ringsend to the place called 
hiuM* *he Blockhouse, which has been completed. 

* That under and by direction of parliament, the said m. i4& 
Lightbous*. corporation directed a lighthouse to be built and pro- 

Wall. ceeded to build a solid wall from thence westward, of 
which 1440 feet have been completed and such parts 

Works. of the said works, as have been executed, have from 
time to time been approved of by this honourable house. 

* That the said wall is one of the first works to which 
Bml^y*°*' parliament extended their bounty, not as a local con- 
venience, but as a public work for improving the port 
and harbour of Dublin, in which foreigners as well a^ 
the natives of this kingdom are materially interested. 

* That the Ballast Office committee have effectually 
Lighthouw. secured the said lighthouse from the violence of the sea 

and storms. 

* That an act passed the last session of parliament 
Sums. appropriating the sum of £2,000, granted in the (then) 

last session of parliament to your petitioners towards 
Wall. carrying on the said Ballast Office wall, and the said 

sum of £2,000, and £1,000, granted by the said act for 
Harbour, the purposo of improving the harbour of Dublin was 

thereby directed to be paid to the several persons in 

the said act named, for the purpose of making moorings 

in the said harbour anH improving the same by 
Dodder, changing the course of the river Dodder. 

*That your petitioners beg leave to inform this 

honourable house, that they always were and now are 
Account of readv to account for the revenues of the said office, in 

such manner as this honourable house shall direct. 

* That the accounts of the Ballast Office Revenue have 
commig- been laid before the commissioners ^of imprest accounts, 
iinprest pursuaut to the late act of parliament, and your 

accountri. ^ « , , -i , • j. .-l- 

petitioners must further beg leave to inform this 



DUBLIN ASSEMBLY EOLL, 1785. 407 

Bou ixiii.A. honourable house, that by the disappointment in not i785. 

receiving the said grants, that great national work has ^^^^.^* 
been impeded. 

' That the sums lately granted for carrying on the Sorts!**' 
said works are no ways adequate to so great an under- 
taking, but if a sum of £3,600 was granted, it would 
enable your petitioners to proceed with some degree of 
spirit and this great work would be completed in a 
few years. 

* That a debt of £4,050 has been contracted by your J^^^^^ 
petitioners for the sole purpose of carrying on the said 
works. 

m.iiSb, 'Your petitioners most humbly hope that this F«titioiier». 
honourable house will be pleased to take the premises 
into consideration and grant them such aid therein. Aid. 
as their great wisdom shall think expedient.' 

1786. February 21. — Post Assembly. 

[1.] Joseph Andrews, setting forth that the com- Andxewi. 
mittee appointed for inspecting city leases near city leaMs. 
expiring to whom his petition was referred, have made 
the annexed report of the 21st February instant. 

* We beg leave to inform your honours, that on the b^poh. 
31st day of January last we met and took into con- 
sideration the petition of Mr. Joseph Andrews, relative 

to the green hide crane in Mary's lane and also a^**®****^* 
proposal from the proprietors of said ground, and upon 
a full investigation of both petition and proposal, 
thought it most advisable to and accordingly did 
appoint a sub-committee to view the ground and crane 
in Mary's lane, and also a lot of ground in Bonham J^hl',^*' 
street, near Dirty lane, Thomas street, lately taken by *"***' 
Mr. Andrews for the purpose of erecting a new green 
hide crane. On the 7th day of February instant we met 
and the sub-committee appointed as aforesaid having 
reported to your committee. 



8nm for 

n|»nr. 



408 DUBLIN ASSEMBLY BOLL, 1785. 

17H&. " That they haS resorted to the crane in Mary's lane Mm- a 

rnin« in ... H-MS^t 

Mary-ftUne and Oil examination found the entire buildings in a 
very bad condition, many of them more fit to be rebuilt 
than repaired and that it would require at least £400 
to put them in tolerable repair. That they also 
apprehended the ground to be rather too confined for 
the business to be carried on with satisfaction and 
ease to the buyers and sellers that must attend there 
to transact the business." 
'Your committee agreed to the said report and 

Map. requested Mr. Andrews to get a map of the ground 

Bonimm taken by him in Bonham street and also an estimate 
of the expenses attending the erecting or fitting up a 
crane on said ground, and accordingly on the 17th 

rian. of February aforesaid he laid before us a plan and 

E>timite. estimate which are hereunto annexed, and having 
minutely enquired into and considered the same are of 
opinion that the piece of ground in Bonham street is 
the most eligible to establish a green hide crane upon 

Lewe. and recommend your honours to take a lease from the 
proprietors of the same for the term of 999 years, being 
the term which the proprietor proposed to grant of 

R«»t- the same, at the yearly rent of £13 13s. That a sum, blw? 
not exceeding £400, be expended on tUe proper con- 
veniences for carrying on the said business, that 
^fr. Andrews shall take a lease of the said premises 
for one year or during his continuance in the employ- 
ment and that he shall pay at the rate of £6, per cent., 
for the said sum of £400 to be added to the £13 13s., 

Bent. ground rent, so that the whole rent payable by him must 
be £37 13s. annually. That by the lease you shall make 
to Mr. Andrews, you may reserve part of said ground 
containing 95 feet by 67 feet, as laid down in the said 
plan, for whatever purpose you may hereafter think 
proper. That the whole of said business shall be done 
and the said sum of £400 expended under the direction 
of a committee to be appointed for that purpose.' 



Andrews. 
Louse. 



DUBLIN ASSEMBLY ROLL, 1785. 409 

Eon riia.A, Whereupon it was granted, the committee's report itss. 
confirmed and made an act of assembly, and that the 
Lord Mayor, Sheriffs, treasurer, sir Thomas Blackall, 
alderman Sheil, Sankey, Exshaw, and eight of the 
commons to be named by the Sheriffs and Commons 
be and are hereby appointed a committee for the committee, 
purposes in the within report named. 

[The eight of the commons:] Mr. John Wilson, Mr. commonji. 
Truelock, Mr. William Smith, Mr. Worthington, Mr. 
Eobert Powell, Mr. M'Cready, Mr. Samuel Read, Mr. 
Mulhern. 

1785. March 4. — Post Assembly. 

[1.1 Certain of the commons, to affix the city seal to Petition to 

•■ ^ ' -^ house of 

petition to the house of commons against the petition commons, 
of several merchants about Dublin harbour : where- nubun 

harboar. 

upon it was ordered, that the city seal be affixed to Merchants, 
the annexed petition, that the same do stand the petition 
of this city and be presented to the honourable house 
of commons. 

The Lord Mayor and Board of Aldermen agree with Agreed to. 
the Sheriffs and Commons, that the parliamentary 
committee be requested to undertake the business Baiiast 
relative to the Ballast Office wall. wau* 

nu U7 6. The above address prepared, put under the city seal, city seal, 
and presented accordingly. 

1785. March 30.— Post Assembly. 

[1.] Certain of the commons, to affix the city seal to 
a petition to the house against heads of a bill about againsTbiu. 
Dublin harbour : whereupon it was ordered, that the S-ilJSr. 
city seal be affixed to the annexed petition, that the city seal, 
same do stand the petition of this city and be presented 
to the honourable house of commons accordingly, and 
that the parliamentary committee be empowered to 
conduct the same and defray the expense thereof out Expense, 
of the Ballast Office funds. 



410 DUBLIN ASSEMBLY ROLL, 178B. 

I'M- * James Horan. — Nathaniel Warren. — William ^i^^' 

Alexander.— George Sutton. — William James. — ^Henry 
Gore Sankey. — James Hamilton. — Thomas Emerson. — 
George Alcock.' 

1786. April 8. — Second Friday after Easter.^ huisb. 

Eieoiionof [J J '* We, the Lord Mayor and Board of Aldermen, 
Major. iiskve this day elected alderman James Shiel to serve 
in the place or office of Lord Mayor of the said city 
for the ensuing year commencing from Michaelmas 
next and do hereby return the said alderman James 
Shiel to you the Sheriffs and Commons of the said city 
for your approbation. 

"James Horan, Lord Mayor." 

"We, the Sheriffs and Commons of the city of 

Dublin, in common council assembled, have this day 

li^iS' by ballot approved of alderman James Shiel to serve 

^*^'''' in the office of Lord Mayor of the said city for the 

ensuing year commencing from Michaelmas next. 

" Caleb Jenkin, Ambrose Leet, Sheriffs." 

[2.] " We, the Sheriffs and Commons of the common 
council of the city of Dublin have this day by ballot 
to?s£ei^8. nominated the following eight freemen of the said city 
or the liberties thereto adjoining, each of them worth in 
real and personal estate in possession the sum of 
£2,000 sterling over and above all their just debts, 
that is to say, Mr. James Napper Tandy of Abbey 
street, Mr. Hugh Trevor of Cork bridge, Mr. Patrick 
Ewing of James's street, Mr. John Sankey of Grafton 
street, Mr. William Thompson of Dame street, Mr. 
Jeremiah D'Olier of Dame street, Mr. Samuel Collins 
of Aston's quay, and Mr. William Humfrey of the 
Inns quay, merchants, as fit persons to serve in the 
office of Sheriffs of the said city, and do hereby return 
the names with the additions of the said eight persons 

1 Easter day, 27 March 1785. 



DUBLIN ASSEMBLY ROLL, 178B. 411 



BoUzxiiiA. 
m. UB. 



to you the Lord Mayor and aldermen of the said city, itss. 
in order to your electing two of the said persons to 
be Sheriffs of the said city for the* ensuing year com- 
mencing from Michaelmas next. 

"Caleb Jenkin, Ambrose Leet, Sheriffs." 

" We, the Lord Mayor and Board of Aldermen of Election, 
the city of Dublin, have this day elected by ballot 
John Sankey of Grafton street, merchant, and Hugh §!^J^*J- 
m. 158 b. Trevor of Cork bridge, merchant, out of the eight ^^®'**'»- 
persons returned to us by the Sheriffs and Commons, 
as fit persons to serve in the office of Sheriffs of the 
said city for the ensuing year commencing from 
Michaelmas next. 

" James Horan, Lord Mayor." 

[3.] " Eesolved, that alderman James Hamilton has Hamilton, 
evinced his attention to this corporation's interest as 
treasurer by the return he has made of arrears collected SStomt. 
by him from Michaelmas 1783 to Michaelmas 1784. 

" Eesolved, that he receive the thanks of the Sheriffs Thanks of 

' corpon* 

and Commons for so doing, not doubting a continuance ****"• 
of his care and attention, particularly as the arrears 
due at Michaelmas 1784 amounted to so great a sum 
as £8,465 16s. 9|d., sterling. 

"Eesolved, that the Lord Mayor and Board of 
Aldermen be requested to concur in the foregoing 
resolutions." 

The Lord Mayor and Board of Aldermen unani- concur- 
mously concur with the Sheriffs and Commons in the 
foregoing resolution. 

[4.] Certain of the commons, setting forth that the ciij pipe 
committee appointed for better supplying the city of 
Dublin with pipe water have made the annexed report 
of the 7th day of April, 178B. 

* We inform your honours, that we have attended Report, 
carefully to the business to us committed since 



412 DUBLIN ASSEhCBLY BOIX, 1785. 

1785- our last report. On the 24th day of January last wbm™^ 

met and having received a letter from Mr. Hichard 
J^^tlTTl Thwaites, secretary to the commissioners of the 

barracks, requesting to know on what terms the 
Subilr"**' garrison of Dublin would be supplied with water and 

to koop tlie reservoirs so constantly full as they might 
urraaB. ^^ nocossary to assist in case of fire in the barracks, 

we referred the subject matter to Mr. Mylne your 

engineer, who reported to your committee, 
condaiu. " That if two conduits were erected, the one fronting 

the guard house of the foot, the other fronting the 
Bamcki. guard house of the horse, both within the barrack 

gates and so constructed, that each should have 

three pipes from whence six vessels could be filled at 
■'^w'tj. ^^® ^^^ ^^® same time would give a constant supply 

lo the garrison and likewise answer in case of 

accidental fires." 
cieTks. * Your committee ordered the Town Clerks to write 

Tbwaite*. a letter to Mr. Thwaites informing him, that we would 
Yearijsum. supply the garrisou with water for the sum of £50 

sterling yearly, the commissioners of the barracks 

paying all expenses attending the bringing water for 
fS^^ such supply from Barrack street to the bfiurracks, to 

wliich letter we have not as yet received any answer. 

On tlie 31st of January aforesaid we again met and 
wcr ^^ appearing to us that Mr. Cox had* for a considerable 

time past received a supply of water without paying 

the usual deposit, we ordered the collector to call on 
Deposit Mr. Cox for his deposit both as a strong and small 

beer brewer, but Mr. Cox having attended and 
Brewery, requested a supply for his small beer brewery, we».u7. 

ordered that he should have a supply for such brewery 

and for no other purpose whatsoever, on paying the 

usual deposit and that the supply should be given to 
Mjine. Mr. Cox iu such manner as Mr. Mylne should think 

most advisable. 



DXTBLIN ASSEMBLY EOLL, 1785. 413 

Bou »iii.A. * That on account of some accidental fires having itss. 

acu 157. Fires. 

happened in the city and that there was some neglect 
in some of the ofi&cers at one which happened in 
Capel street, we ordered the turncocks to return an ^^^ 
account of their tools and in case they should not be '^^^^^' 
in proper order and condition, that they should have 
an order on the yard for proper tools, that they should 
keep the same in proper order. We also ordered 
messieurs Gee and Walker to immediately attend in wlSicer. 
case of any accidental fire, whether the accident should 
happen in their division or not and that the men in Men. 
the yard should attend also, the carpenter, contractor, 
and labourers to be paid by this committee, except the 
house on fire or. the house adjoining be insured, at 
the following rate, the carpenter 2s. 8|d., the contractor Pajmenta. 
26. &fd., and six labourers at Is. Id. each. 

* On the 7th day of March last we again met and it 
appearing that there were several new houses in J[fJ]^ 
different places in the city not valued, we requested valuation, 
messieurs Wilson and Vierpyl to value the same, which y^yi 
we find they have accordingly done and ordered 
Mr. Cave to bring such valuation forward as a charge cave, 
in the rent roll. On the 2l8t day of March aforesaid, 
Mr. Daniel Hautenville having applied to be con- J^^**"- 
sidered' for his extraordinary trouble, care, and 
attention to the duties of His office during the last year 
ending last Michaelmas assembly, we are of opinion 
and do recommend that he be paid the sum of £20. 
Also the petitions of George Gee and Nathaniel Walker, ^^^^ 
overseers of the pipe water works, we recommend that 
they be each paid a sum of £10, for such their extra- payments, 
ordinary trouble. 

'On the 4th day of April instant we met and 
received a letter from the commissioners of paving, paving, 
setting forth that it will be necessary to make some 
alteration in the main in Thomas street, where they JJ^ 



414 DUBLIN ASSEMBLY llOLL, 1785. 

m. intend to fix a pump conduit and requesting Mr. Mylne Bonudiix 

«»dnit: to have the same executed under his inspection. We 

Kxpenae. agreed to said requisition, so that the expense should 
be defrayed by the said commissioners. On the same 

25^^ day we received a letter from Mr. (Jeorge Bruce, one 
of your honours' collectors, resigning his employment 

22^^*" and which resignation was accepted of, on condition 
that Mr. Bruce should settle with Mr. Cave and pay 
into the hands of your treasurer such sums of money 
as he has collected on account of his division, which 
Mr. Bruce has declared he will do in the course of a 

^^ week and we then appointed Mr. Daniel Hautanville 
to collect the arrears due in Mr. Bruce's division until 
such limes as a new collector shall be appointed by 
your honours.' 

Order. It was thercupou granted, the committee's report "-i*^*- 

confirmed and made an act of assembly. 
[B.] Certain of the commons, setting forth that the 

citjiewas. comiiuttee appointed for inspecting city leases near 
expiring have made the annexed report of the 7th day 
of April, 178B. 

Beport. 'We, the committee appointed for inspecting city 

leases near expiring to whom the petition of Mr. Joseph 

Aiidrewi. Andrews was referred, beg leave to inform your 
honours, that they met several times and considered the 
business so to them referred, which by their report 
laid before you at a post assembly held on the 2l8t 
day of February last and which is hereunto annexed, 
are of opinion and do recommend that a sum not 

8jj^J«' exceeding £200 be expended on the proper conveniences 
for carrying on the business, as in the said report is 
more particularly mentioned, and to which report we 
refer you. 

* On the 21st day of March last we met and proceeded 

Pubuooftttb, to set by public cant to the highest and fairest bidder 
for three lives renewable within 70 years or for 99 



DUBLIN ASSEMBLY fiOLL, 1785. 415 

KoUmiLA. years from the 26th of March aforesaid, pursuant to itss. 

an advertisement inserted in the public papers for that mtS!*"' 
purpose, all that dwelling house, messuage, or tenement 
situate on the east side of Cattle street, No. 6., formerly ^« 
set to Philip Crofts and lately known by the name of 
the Wandering Jew, and several persons having JJ^*^*™* 
appeared and bid on the said cant, and Mr. Eichard 
Power having bid the sum of £30 per annum for the Power, 
same, and no person having bid so much, we declared 
him the highest bidder and the taker thereof and 
thereupon Mr. Power deposited with your treasurer one Deposit 
year's rent, which is to be returned to him on leases 
being perfected agreeable to the terms of said advertise- 
ment, and recommend that leases be forthwith made 
out and perfected with Mr. Power agreeable to the 
said setting. We also proceeded to set in the same 
manner and from the same day, all that holding situate 
on the north side of Gorman gate, now Wormwood wormwood 
gate, at the upper end of Cook street, as formerly 
demised to Elizabeth Saltnon, now in the possession 
of Mr. James Harding and his under tenants, and on Harding, 
which there are three dwelling houses built, known 
by the numbers 1. 2. and 3., and several persons having 
appeared and bid on the said cant, and William worthing- 
Worthington, esquire, having bid the sum of £81 yearly ***"' 
for the same, in trust for Mr. Patrick Grogan, and no orogon. 
person having bid so much, we thereupon declared him 
the highest bidder and the taker thereof, and therefore 
recommend that leases be forthwith made out agreeable 
to the terms of the said setting, Mr. Worthington having 
made the deposit required by said advertizement. We Deposit 
adjourned the setting of the houses in Commarket and J**'?-. 
High street until such time as proper maps of the whole High 

m. lae. concerns be made out, apprehending it will be more 
advantageous to set the same in separate lots than to 
set the whole together. 



416 DUBLIN ASSEMBLY BOLL, 1785. 

1785. * On the 4th day of April instant, we again met and Bon twulm. 

Petition, took into consideration a petition referred to us by 
FSJSitSre. y^^^ honours for repairing and providing furniture 
Thotaei for the great room in the Tholsel and appointed a sub- 
committee to see what necessaries were wanting, who 
Table. reported to your committee, that one large table of oak 
to be made to join as a Northumberland table, the old 
oak tables to be made a second, with two green cloths 
cimir». to cover ditto, and nine dozen of strong neat oak chairs, 
with a small branch to be occasionally put up on the 
stairs, are really necessary and may be completed for 
Expenee. the sum of £60, with which report your committee 
agreed, and recommend that the necessaries mentioned 
may be forthwith furnished.' 
Order. It was thereupon granted, the committee's report con- 

firmed and made an act of assembly, except as to that 
part which relates to the providing furniture for the 
Tholsel. great room in the Tholsel, and that the rent to be made 
^drews. payable by Mr. Joseph Andrews to the corporation 
of the city of Dublin be £46 10s. sterling, instead of 
the sum of £37 13s. in said report mentioned, and that 
Debenture, a debenture for the sum of £400, payable to the Lord 
City seal. Mayor, be put under the city seal for the purposes in 

said report mentioned. 
H^iiton, [g^] Certain of the commons, setting forth that the 
treaaurer. committee of auditors of the accounts of alderman 
James Hamilton, city treasurer, have made the 
annexed report of the 26th day of March, 1786. 
iSS^ts * ^®' *^® committee appointed to audit the accounts 
of alderman James Hamilton, city treasurer, for the 
rents, issues, and profits of the said city from the 
29th day of September, 1783, to the 29th day of 
September, 1784, beg leave to inform your honours, 
that we have carefully examined the same together 
Rentttjof with the several vouchers relative thereto, 
eiute. * The treasurer laid before us a rental of your 



DUBLIN ASSEMBLY BOLL, 178B. 417 

^^£^'^ honours' estate, as it stood the 29th of September, itss. 

1784, together with the arrears of rent due the pre- Arrean. 
ceding year, we charged him with the arrears of rent 
due Michaelmas 1783, and with the entire rental of 
your honours' estate as it stood Michaelmas 1784, 
together with such other incidental issues and profits 
accrued in that time, amounting in the whole to the 
sum of £30,601 18s. OJd. 
' We find the disbursements including the arrears of 2^^^ 

m. 156 6. rent due Michaelmas 1784, amounting to £8,466 IGs. 
9|d., and including a balance due to him of £460 14s. 
6|d., on the pipe water fund, as also a sum of 
£121 2s. 9d., interest money in advance for your 
honours from 29th September, 1783, to 29th September, 
1784, amount in the whole to the sum of £32,093 16s. 
6|d., to which the sum of £707 6s. 6d., poundage on 
£14,146 10s., net money received being added makes 
the discharge amount to £32,801 2s. Of d., so that there Discharge, 
appears due to the treasurer upon the general account 
of the corporation ending the 29th day of September, 
1784, the sum of £2,299 38. ll^d. sterling. 

* We also inform your honours, that the whole accounts 
being stated with the utmost accuracy, unanimously Accuracy, 
resolved, that the thanks of this committee be presented Thanks of 
to alderman James Hamilton for the very accurate and 
clear manner in which his accounts are stated, for his 
very particular attention to the interest of the corpora- 
tion and for the faithful discharge of the trust reposed 
in him.' 

It was thereupon granted, the committee's report ord«r- 
confirmed and made an act of assembly. 

[7.] Benjamin Taylor and John Allen, setting forth Taylor, 
that the committee appointed to conduct the city law JjotL. 
business to whom their petition was referred, have 
made the annexed report of the 31st day of March, 
1786. 

VOL. xm. E B 



418 



DUBLIN ASSEMBLY ROLL, 1785. 



1785. 
Beport 



▲ccounta. 



Lambert, 
deceased. 



Order. 



Payment. 



Horan. 



Itoport. 



Beward. 



Bioti. 



Dignxn. 
convicted 
of tarring 
Flnskey. 



* We, to whom the petition of Benjamin Taylor and rou 
John Allen, Town Clerks was referred, inform your 
honours that we met on the 30th day of March instant, 
for the purpose of examining their accounts then 
produced before us, amounting to the sum of 
£140 14s. 4d. sterling, for business done and money 
expended by them 'and John Lambert, deceased, late 
one of your Town Clerks, for the use of your honours, 
for one year ending Christmas assembly 1786, and we 
find that the several charges contained in the said 
account are the usual and proper charges for such 
business and that the cash therein mentioned has been 
expended by them, and are therefore of opinion and do 
recommend that the amount thereof be forthwith 
discharged.' 

Whereupon it was granted, the committee's report 
confirmed and made an act of assembly, and that the 
city treasurer do, on the Lord Mayor's warrant, pay to 
the petitioners the sum of £140 14s. 4d. sterling, in 
the within report mentioned, the sagie to be allowed in 
his accounts. 

[8.] Eichard Horan, esquire, setting forth that the 
committee appointed to conduct the city's law business 
to whom his petition was referred, have made the 
annexed report of the 31st day of March, 1786. 

*We inform your honours, that we met on the 21st 
day of March instant and took the said petition into 
consideration, praying to be paid a reward offered by 
the proclamation published by the Lord Mayor for 
apprehending and prosecuting to conviction such 
persons as were concerned in the different riots that 
lately happened in this city and your committee having 
read the proclamation with the clerk of the peace's 
certificate of the conviction of one Dignan, who as it 
appeared, was taken by Mr. Horan in the very act of 
tarring one Patrick Fluskey and that Mr. Horan 



156 fr. 



156. 



DUBLIN ASSEMBLY ROLL, 1786. 419 

Boll xiui^. prosecuted the said Dignan to conviction, we are of i785. 
opinion that Mr. Horan has a just claim to the sum ciaim. 
of £60, as offered by the said proclamation and there- 
fore recommend that the same be forthwith paid to 
him.' 

It was thereupon granted, the committee's report order, 
confirmed and made an act of assembly, and that the 
city treasurer do, on the Lord Mayor's warrant, pay Payment 
the within named Eichard Horan the sum of £60, in 
the said report mentioned, the same to be allowed in 
his accounts. 

[9.] Joseph Madden, James Walsh, and others, setting Madden, 
forth that the committee to whom their petition was 
referred have made the annexed report of the 7th day 
of April, 1786. 

* We, the committee appointed for setting the Beport. 
cleansing of the city streets, beams and scales, etc., to 
whom the petition of Joseph Madden, James Walsh, 
and several other contractors for cleansing several of g^^."^ 
the streets of said city from September, 1783, to 
September, 1784, was referred, inform your honours 
that on the 4th day of April instant we met and took 
m. 155*. into consideration said petition setting forth that the 

then Lord Mayor, alderman Thomas Greene, caused Greene, 
several loads of frost and snow amounting to 340 loads Loads of 

^ frost and 

at 5s. per load making £86, to be carried away out of ■»o'^- 
the streets, which they apprehended would be at the 
expense of your honours, as it could not be considered 
as scavengers' soil, and also that your treasurer had 
charged said loads to them. From the nature of their 
case we are of opinion and do recommend that they 
should be paid such fines as have been incurred by Fines. 
reason of the city carts taking away such frost and 
snow, apprehending they did their duty with care and 
diligence, agreeable to their several contractors.' 
Whereupon it was ordered, that the several fines order. 



422 DtJBLIN ASSEICBLY BOLL, 1785. 

17H5. Serjeant at mace: whereupon it was ordered, that theRoUmiLA. 

Jr^ut at within named John Giles be and is hereby appointed one 
of the Serjeants at mace for the said city, during the 
city's pleasure, not exceeding one year ending next 
Easter assembly 1786, he giving such security for the 
faithful discharge of the duties of said ofBce and 
redelivery of the silver mace, as the Lord Mayor and 
Sheriffs shall approve, said security to be entered into 
in one month from this date or this order for continuing 
the petitioner to be void. 
M'Eiioy. [19.] John M'Elroy, the like. »- «**• 

O'Neill. [20.] John Vernon O'Neill, the like. 

uoMj, [21.] Thomas Massey, the like. 

[22.] Certain of the commons, to prevent the joumey- 

Tradwrnen. ^'®^ ^* different trades from accompanying the chief 

Tnennini magistrates on his triennial perambulation: whereupon 

tion of the it was ordered, that notice be given in the public papers 

<•*♦> setting forth the entire disapprobation of this assembly 

to the journeymen of the different corporations walking 

with the chief magistrate in his perambulations of the 

bounds of this city, being convinced that such 

attendance creates a general dissipation among the 

lower class of people and tends to the injury of the 

manufactures in general. 

Hughes. [23.] Bridget Hughes, praying to have a fine imposed 

on her in the sessions court reduced : whereupon it was 

Fine. ordered, that the fine of £6, in the foregoing petition 

mentioned be taken off, for the reasons in said petition 

set forth. 

Broadhtirst. [24.] James Broadhurst, keeper of Saint Stephen's 

Stephen's Green, praying to be paid for his trouble in attending 

^^^^' and overseeing some manure laid down on Saint 

Stephen's Green: whereupon it was ordered, that the 

city treasurer do, on the Lord Mayor's warrant, pay 

Payment the petitioner £2 6s. 6d., sterling, the same 1o be 

allowed in his accounts. 



DUBLIN ASSEMBLY ROLL, 1785. 423 

RoUxxiii.A. [2B.] Ann Bouch, praying for usual allowance: nss. 

in, IMA* ^ Bouch. 

whereupon it was ordered, that the above petitioner be 
paid the allowance formerly paid her, provided she Grant, 
appears to have been on the former abstract. 

[26.] Mary Bowes, praying aid : whereupon it was Bowea. 
ordered, that the city treasurer do, on the Lord Mayor's 
warrant, pay the petitioner £2, the same to be allowed Grant, 
in his accounts. 

[27.] The report of the committee of directors of the 
Ballast Office to the general assembly the 6th of April, o^* 
1785. 

* Your committee, since their last report to your Report, 
honours, carried on the repairs of the piles and Piiea. 
gabbards and also the building of the two new 
gabbards, which they hope to have launched in course Gabbarda. 
of next month. 

* The books of this office are before the commissioners office 
of imprest accounts, pursuant to an act passed the imprest 
last session of parliament which prevents us from *^^^ 
annexing an abstract of the cash to this report. All 
which is humbly submitted to your honours.' 

m. 153. 8th April, 1785. — Granted, the committee's report order, 

confirmed and made an act of assembly, and that the 
committee be continued. 

p. u. 1786. April 8. — Admissions to franchise. Franchise. 

c.'s. 1785. April 8. — Declaration and signatures. Deciorar 

m. 153. 1786. April 28. — Post Assembly. 

[1.] Certain of the commons, to have the city seal Petition 
affixed to a petition to the house of lords against a bill *^ " 
relative to the port and harbour of Dublin: whereupon Port and 
it was ordered, that the city seal be affixed to the annexed Dublin.' 
petition, that the same do stand the petition of this 
city and be presented to the house of lords accordingly, 
and that the parliamentary committee be empowered to 



Ju&tices of 
peace. 



424 DUBLIN ASSEMBLY ROLL, 1785. 

1785. pursue the business in every stage and to defray the ^^l^^ 
^^ expense thereof out of the Ballast Office funds, 
cityaea]. The above petition prepared, put under the city seal, 
and presented accordingly. 

1786. May 18.— Post Assembly. 
[1.] Certain of the commons, setting forth that the 
committee appointed to take into consideration the 

bm?^"* revenue bill for empowering certain of the revenue 
officers to act as justices of the peace, and also setting 
forth that should such a law pass, it would be an 
infringement on the rights of your honours and praying 
your honours to take the premises into consideration: 
whereupon it was ordered, that the parliamentary 

il^Iiu^Tbiu. committee be empowered to prepare a petition against 
the said clause and such other clauses, as may appear 
injurious to the rights and liberties of the people, and 
presented to the house of commons, and that the same 

c ty eeiii. be put under the city seal, and it is further ordered, 
that the said committee be and are hereby empowered 
to prosecute the same in all its stages. 

1785. June 27.— Post Assembly. 

[1.] Certain of the commons, to have the city seal 
^®*in^t* affixed to a petition to the house of commons against 
S^use ^ a bill relative to theatrical amusements : whereupon it 
mentsbiu. ^^^^^ ordered, that the annexed petition be engrossed, 
City seal, put uudcr the city seal, and presented to the honourable 
house of commons. 

1785. June 30.— Post Assembly, 
later"' t^-] Jo^J^ Seaton, praying to be appointed water 

^"^^^^ bailiff in the room of Mr. William McMurtrie deceased: 

whereupon it was ordered, that the within named John m-i»&. 
Seaton be and is hereby appointed into the office of one 
of the water bailiffs of this city for one year ending 



DUBLIN ASSEMBLY ROLL, 1785. 42B 

Eou xmiii.A. next Midsummer assembly 1786, he giving such itss. 

m. 158 b. 

security to save the city harmless and for the faithful security, 
discharge of the said employment, as the Lord Mayor 
and Sheriffs shall approve of, and also on condition 
that the said John Seaton do forthwith resign his 
employment of one of the collectors of the pipe water 
revenue. 

* James Horan. — Anthony King. — Thomas Emerson. — 
James Hamilton. — Thomas Blackall. — Henry Gore 
Sankey. — (Jeorge A-lcock. — ^Henry Howison. — John 
Rose. — ^James Shiel. — William James.' 

m.i65. 1785. July 22.— Fourth Friday after the 24th of 

June. 

[1.] ** Resolved unanimously, that the Lord Mayor and mZ/ot. 
Sheriffs do present to the right honourable the Provost 
and Fellows of Trinity College, Dublin, Lucius cJiiege. 
Hampden Lucas, son of the late Dr. Charles Lucas, Lucas, 
requesting they will please to receive him into their 
protection, that he may obtain an education worthy of Bdacation. 
the merits of his deceased father. — 22nd July, 1785." 

The Lord Mayor and Board of Aldermen unani- 
mously agree with the Sheriffs and Commons in the Agreed to. 
above resolution. 

[2.] Certain of the commons, to appoint a committee 
to provide furniture for the Mayoralty house : where- Jf*^^^*^*^ 
upon it was ordered, that the Lord Mayor, Sheriffs, *'»^i*»'«- 
treasurer, masters of the city works, aldermen 
Emerson, Bevan, Sheil, and Alcock, and eight of the 
commons to be named by the Sheriffs and Commons or 
any five of them, whereof the Lord Mayor when present 
and one of the Sheriffs to be always two, and in the 
absence of the Lord Mayor, the senior alderman present 
tc preside, be and are hereby appointed a committee to committee, 
provide such furniture for the use of the Mayoralty 
house and such repairs thereof as may be necessary, 



426 



DUBLIN ASSEMBLY ROLL, 1785. 



1785. 
Expense. 



Commons. 



HerlMiRe of 

Saiut 

Stephen's 

Green. 

SheiL 



City pipe 
water. 



Ueport. 



GladweU. 
City map. 



Pavements. 



Fires. 



Bagrcrot 
street. 



Gibbons. 
Nash. 



the expense attending the same not to exceed £100, and Boiiixiii 
who are hereby empowered to draw on the city treasurer 
for said sum and to be allowed him in his accounts 
and that the account of such furniture be kept separate. 

[The eight of the commons:] Messieurs Lane, 
M'Cready, Magee, Wilson, Thomas Fleming, Richard 
Manders, Samuel Read, Trevor. 

[3.] Certain of the commons, to grant the herbage of »-i«*- 
Saint Stephen's Green to alderman James Sheil, Lord 
Mayor elect, during his Mayoralty : whereupon it was 
granted, according to the prayer of the petition. 

[4.] Certain of the commons, setting forth that the 
oomniittoe appointed for better supplying the city of 
Dublin with pipe water have made the annexed report 
of the 20th July, 1786. 

* We inform your honours, that we have attended 
very carefully to the business to us committed since 
our last report. Ori the 18th day of April last we niet 
and having received a letter from the commissioners 
for paving, through Mr. Gladwell their secretary, 
requesting the city map in order to trace the same out, 
we agreed to said request on condition the said map 
should be safely returned in three months from said 
day, and also agreed that no pavements shall in future 
be broken up in the streets of Dublin over the pipe 
water, unless in cases of accidental fires, until previous 
notice should be sent by the officers to the officer 
belonging to the commissioners of paving. That on 
said day the inhabitants of Baggot street in the parish 
of Saint Peter applied to have a main laid in said 
street for a supply of water, which we ordered to have 
done under the instruction of Mr. Mylne. 

* On the 23rd of May last we again met and Francis 
Gibbons having exhibited to us three several complaints 
against Mrs. Christian Nash, Walter Kelly, and John 
Scott for having pounded and confined the water on 



DUBLIN ASSEMBLY ROLL, 1785. 427 

^u M^>i^ different days, we ordered that they should each pay itss- 
a fine of 10s. sterling, which w© agreed should be given Fines, 
to said Francis Gibbons for his care and attention in 
his employment. 

* Having received a letter or memorial from Mr. 
« Arthur Guinness, setting forth that he was in a dis- auumM«. 
agreeable and unsafe situation, and that he lay under 
many disadvantages, in consequence of his concerns 
being exposed since the main was laid down in the Main. 
water course and there is not a suiBcient boundary 
between that part s, *' to him and the part reserved by 
your honours, and also setting forth many losses which 
he alleges he sustained by being deprived of malting, Maitingr. 
etc., we referred the same to and appointed a sub- 
committee to view Mr. Guinness's concerns and examine 
and enquire into the losses alleged to be sustained by Loasea. 
him. Which sub-committee reported to your committee 
on the 23rd day of May aforesaid, that they had 
examined and enquired into the matter to them referred 
and unanimously recommend that the city should forth- 

m. 164. with set by public cant that piece of ground to the front ^"^'ic ««»*• 
of Thomas street where the cistern formerly stood and '^^^^ 
which extends between Mr. Guinness and Mr. Coxe's 
concerns, the sub-committee thinking that the city had 
made sufficient compensation to Mr. Guinness by abate- 
ments, the lead through, and other matters for any 
claim that Mr. Guinness might have against the 
corporation, with which report your committee unani- 
mously agreed. 

^ On the 20th day of May aforesaid we again met and 
the commissioners for paving having requested to take 
down the palisadoes on the east end of the statue in paiiaadoes. 
College Green, in order to fit a pipe for the further Coiiege 
supply of the public and making such alteration in 
the situation of the rails, as shall be consistent with the 
preservation of the convenience and ornament, with 



428 DUBLIN ASSEMBLY ROLL, 1785. 

17H.V which request we complied. On the 27th day of JimeMruiu 

last, wo again met and ordered the Town Clerk to sue 

Btui.e. thp securities of George Bruice, late one of the pipe 

Arwira. Water collectors for the arrears due by him, as the 
several applications made to Mr. Bruice himself for 
that purpose have proved ineffectual. On the 4th day 

v!^dt. ^^ '^"l"^' instant, Denis Cullen of the Poddle having 
applied to us for liberty to lay down a branch from the 
city main to supply him with water, we granted him 
that liberty, he paying the expense and also paying 
down a deposit of 20s., and 20s. per yeaj. 

'That on the 11th day of July aforesaid, the 

North inliabitants of the south end of North Great George's 

lueX' strc^et in the county of Dublin applied to your 

Main. coiiunittoo to liave the main continued down said street, 
we ordered the same to be done under the inspection 
(A ifr. Mylne, on the inhabitants signing an instrument 
in writing agreeing to pay the pipe water tax. On the 
18th day of July instant we again met and ordered 

Collectors, that in future no collector should give written receipts 

Receipts, ou account of pipe water money, but that the receipts 
shall be printed and in full for such taxes, as several 
inconveniences and complaints arise by means of 
giving written receipts on account and that any 
collector acting contrary to this order shall be 
suspended.' 

ordor. Whereupon it was granted, the committee's report 

confirmed and made an act of assembly. 

Bainber [5.] Jamos Bauiber, setting forth that the committee m.i«*. 

City leases- for inspecting city leases near expiring to whom his 
petition was referred have made the annexed report of 
the 21st July, 1785. 

Eeport 'We, the committee for inspecting city leases near 

expiring to whom the petition of Mr. James Bamber 
was referred, inform your honours that we met and 
took into consideration the said petition, which sets 



DUBLIN ASSEMBLY ROLL, 1785. 429 

Boll xxMiL. forth that a lot of ground on the east side of George's itss. 

™" * lane containing 21 feet was in the year 1770 set by laue. 
public cant to Mr. Paul Seguin for three lives renew- seguin. 
able within 70 years at the rent of 8s. per foot and 
5s. duty or capon money, and also setting forth that 
the said Seguin's title and interest therein is become 
legally vested in the said James Bamber and praying Bamber. 
that your Lordship and honours would grant the said 
James Bamber a lease of said premises in his own Lewe. 
name to commence from the year 1770 aforesaid, and 
finding (on the report of Mr. Scriven who traced Mr. 
Bamber 's title thereto) that the facts were as stated in 
Mr. Bamber's petition, we are of opinion and do recom- 
mend that leases be forthwith made to Mr. Bamber of 
said premises agreeable to the prayer of his petition.' 

And the said James Bamber praying to confirm the onier. 
said report and make the same an act of assembly: 
whereupon it was granted, the committee's report be Lease, 
confirmed and made an act of assembly. 

[6.] Certain of the commons, setting forth that the 
committee for examining tradesmen's bills have made ^Jbiiis. 
the annexed report of the 21st July, 1785. 

* We, the committee for examining tradesmen's bills, Eeport. 
inform your honours that we met on the 20th day of 
July instant and carefully examined the two following 
bills, that is to say. Bius. 

£ s. d. 

* Mathew Gibson's bill for collar and 

harness maker's work done for the 

city carts and horses ... ... 18 18 3 

* Isaac Poole's bill for tin work to the 

8th of January, 1785 ... ... 2 14 6 



£21 12 9 



* Amounting together to the sum of £21 128. 9d. Amotmt. 



430 DUBLIN ASSEMBLY ROLL, 1785. -^ 

1785. sterling, which we are of opinion and do recommend BoUniiLA. 

be forthwith paid.' 

Order. WheiBupon it was granted, the committee's report 

be confirmed and made an act of assembly, and that the 

Payinejit. city treasurer do, on the Lord Mayor's warrant, pay 
the several persons the different sums in the within 
report mentioned, the same to be allowed in his 
accounts. 

c^rk"^' [7.] Robert Stevilly the younger of Corke, for his 

Fmnohise. frocdom and the rather as it is at the request of alder- 
man Thomas Greene, late Lord Mayor: it was 
thereupon granted gratis, pursuant to the prayer of 
the above petition. 
[8.] Certain of the commons, to instruct their members 

tkui^"' to oppose certain propositions, lately passed in England, 
n«i»ad. fj.Qj^ being passed into a law in this kingdom : when it 

Ad.ir©8a. was Ordered, that the annexed address be presented to 

HarUey. Travcrs Hartley, esquire, and alderman Nathaniel 

Warren. Warrcn representatives in parliament fo the city of 
Dublin and that the same with their answers be 

wSi. published in the Dublin Journal and Saunders's News 
Letter. 

The Addeess. 
Address. * To Travcrs Hartley and alderman Nathaniel 
Warren, representatives for the city of Dublin in 
parliament. 

* Gentlemen, 
ti^Yn * ^®» ^^^ ^^^d Mayor, Sheriffs, commons, and citizens 

JjJ^i of the city of Dublin in common council assembled, 
commons, ^^^j^g justly alarmed at the apparent tendency of 

certain resolutions that have lately passed the British 
commoroifti housc of commous for a permanent commercial regula- 
BriSL ^^^^ between Great Britain and Ireland, which are 
PMuSient. shortly expected to be lafd before our parliament and 

which from the importance and intricacy of the 



DUBLIN ASSEMBLY EOLL, 1785. 431 

Ron niiLA. subject, we apprehend, demand a greater length of time itss. 

for discussion than the remainder of the present sessions Discuwion. 
of Parliament affords, do therefore request that you 
will use your endeavours in parliament to prevent ^^^^' 
those or any other resolutions of a similar nature from 
being agreed to on behalf of Ireland during the present ireund. 
sessions, in order to avoid the danger that may arise 
to this kingdom from too sudden a determination on 
a matter of such magnitude/ 

The Answers. 

m.i«». *To the right honourable the Lord Mayor, Sheriffs, a^'Jey. 
commons, and citizens of the city of Dublin. 

' My Lord Mayor and Gentlemen. 

* I do not wonder that you are alarmed at the Alarm, 
resolutions lately entered into by the British house of 
commons, as a foundation for a final commercial adjust- Sf^SSi^^! 
ment between Great Britain and Ireland, and which 

have since passed through the house of lords of that 
kingdom without any alterations to render them less 
objectionable. 

'They are indeed of a nature very alarming Alarming, 
-to every friend either to the constitutional or com- 
mercial rights of this country, and I therefore trust Eight., 
will be considered by parliament here as absolutely 
inadmissible. 

*From the spirit of those resolutions, no rational 
expectation can be formed of any plan of settlement settlement, 
being framed during the remainder of a session so far 
advanced, which can have the acquiescence of both 
kingdoms. 

* I therefore think with you, that a measure of such Mewure. 
importance and difficulty ought to be postponed to a 
future session, and I shall conduct myself in parliament 
accordingly. 



432 DTTBLIN ASSEMBLY ROLL, 1785. 

178$. *I have the honour to be, my Lord Mayor andaoDmLi 

Hartley, gontleiiieii with great respect, your faithful and 

obedient servant, 

'Travers Hartley. 

' Bride street, July 26th, 178B.' 

Aniwer. * To the right honourable the Lord Mayor, Sheriffs, 

commons, and citizens of the city of Dublin. 

* My Lord and Gentlemen. 
Address. * I havc bcforc me your address, which I receive with 

all the deference and respect so justly due to your 

opinion, and to which I shall reply with that sincerity 

which I know to be perfectly agreeable to your 

sentiment. 
*I believe that very great pains have been takeam-ie 

both here and in Great Britain to misrepresent the 
c<5"»«jci^ nature and tendency of the cc«nmercial regulation and 

to excite alarm and jealousy between the two kingdoms. 

But I own, my Lord and gentlemen, that I have no 

apprehension upon tiie subject, except that by such 
settiement misrepresentation an effectual settlement advantageous 

to both countries may be prevented from taking 
'^'^li^ent P^^^®' ■'■ ^^^® ^ confidence in the British parliament, 

that they would not attempt to impose unjust con- 
Trade, ditions upon our trade or to control our legislative 
mdepeu- independence, which they have so lately in the most 

solemn manner acknowledged, 
chamctcr. *I havo a Confidence in the high character ami 
ooT«ni- acknowledged integrity of them who govern this 

country, that they would not be made instrumental to 

such attempts, but above all I have confidence in the 
Parliament parliament of Ireland, that they never will abandon 

of Ireland. *■ ^ */ 

Kights. or permit others to infringe those rights which is their 
highest glory to have restored. 

Opinion. * With this opinion therefore I shall meet the com- 
mercial regulation unprejudiced and unalarmed. I 



DTJBLIK ASSEMBLY BOLL, 1785. 433 

S*"^^*^ shall endeavour to give it the most full and ample itw. 

consideration, nor shall I consent to its being passed SoST'^^'*" 
into a law, until I am convinced it is such a plan as 
will not only give your Lordship and honours, but every 
man who wishes the prosperity of the British empire Britiah 
the most perfect satisfaction. 

* I have the honour to be, my Lord and gentlemen, 
your Lordship and honours much obliged and ever 
devoted servant. 

*27th July, 178B.' * Nathaniel Warren.' 

[9.] John Forbes and James Barlow, esquires, f^^; 
executors of William Barlow, to be paid the amount of 
the three city bonds : whereupon it was ordered, that Bonds, 
the city treasurer do pay the above named John Forbes Payment. 
and James Barlow the amount of the bonds in the 
above petition mentioned, and that a debenture for the 
amount of such sum as the treasurer shall pay be put 
imi«2b. under the city seal and passed to him at the rate of 
£B per £100. 

[10.] George Hepenstal, praying to be paid the Heponst*!. 
amount of a bill of costs : whereupon it was ordered, ^^g/ 
that the city treasurer do, on the Lord Mayor's warrant, 
pay the above named Oeorge Hepenstal the sum of Payment. 
£18 IBs. 8d„ being the amount of the annexed bill of 
costs due to him and Mr. Nicholas Fitton, the same puton. 
to be allowed the treasurer in his accounts. 

[11.] Elizabeth Lucas, widow of Doctor Charles JuSiT*^ 
Lucas, prayed to enable her to maintain her son Lucius S^^n- 
Hampden Lucas in the college : whereupon it was tawue^" 
ordered, that the city treasurer do, on the Lord Mayor's 
warrant, pay the petitioner thirty guineas for the Payment, 
reasons in the within petition mentioned, the same to 
be allowed the treasurer in his accounts. And it is 
further ordered, that in future no further sum be 
granted on account or benefit of the said Lucius 
Hampden Lucas or any of the family of the late Doctor 

VOL. xni. V F 



OftkM. 



Andrews. 
Cmnm«r. 



434 DUBLIN ASSEMBLY ROLL, 1786. 

1785. Lucas by Penelope Lucas otherwise Hely, except what Mxim 

has been heretofore annually granted to them. 

[12.] Medicis Oakes, praying usual allowance : where- 
upon it was ordered, that the city treasurer do, on the 

Gnat Lord Mayor's warrant, pay the petitioner ten guineas, 
the same to be allowed in his accounts. 

[13.] Joseph Andrews, that Marmaduke Crammer, 
esquire, may be paid a sum of ten guineas which was 
the agreement that Mr. Andrews entered into with him 

2^5»™ on the lease of ground in Bonham street being 
perfected: whereupon it was ordered, that the city 

Payment, treasurer do, on the Lord Mayor's warrant, pay the 
within named Joseph Andrews the sum of ten guineas 
for the reasons in the within petition mentioned, the 
same to be allowed in his accounts. 

Boe, Jailor [14.] George Eoe, to be appointed jailor: whereupon 
it was ordered, that the above named Gteorge Boe be 
and is hereby appointed jailor of Newgate for one year . le 
ending Midsummer assembly 1786, provided that he 
the said George Eoe do constantly reside in the gaol, 
upon his giving security for indemnifying the city from 
all escapes and for the faithful discharge of the duties 
of that office, such as the Lord Mayor and Sheriffs 
shall approve of, said security to be entered into in 
ten days from the date hereof or this order to be void. 

M»i«j, [16.] Charles Maley, praying to be appointed one of 

oouector. the pipe water collectors in the third division in the 
room of John Seaton : whereupon it was ordered, that 
the within named Charles Maley be and is hereby 
appointed one of the collectors of the pipe water revenue 
in the third division during the city's pleasure not 
exceeding one year ending Midsummer assembly 

Security. 1786, he giviug security for the faithful discharge of 
the duties of said office and paying the city treasurer 
all such sums of money as he shall from time to time 
receive, said security to be entered into in one month 



DUBLIN ASSEMBLY ROLL, 1785. 435 

»ou»riii.A. from this date or this order for appointing the petitioner i785. 
to be void and also on condition that the said Charles 
Maley shall pay to Nathaniel Stakes late collector for stakes. 
the said division the sum of £30 yearly, said sum to Annuity, 
be paid to said Stakes monthly. 

[16.1 Thomas Knox, mace bearer and oflBcer of the Knox, 

•■ ■■ ' ^ officer of 

commons, for compensation for supplying the sheriffs commouB. 
and commons with candles, candlesticks, and other 
necessaries for one year : whereupon it was ordered, Neces- 
that the city treasurer do, on the Lord Mayor's warrant, 
pay the petitioner the sum of £6 sterling, for the Payment, 
necessaries in the above petition set forth, the same to 
be allowed the treasurer in his accounts, 
m. 161 6. [17.] Certain of the commons, to petition parliament 

against the bill relative to the stage : whereupon it was Bin relative 
ordered, that the engrossment of the annexed petition, stage* 
as it now stands, be presented to the honourable the 
house of commons. 

Petition. 

* To the right honourable and honourable the Petition to 

o Parliament. 

knights, citizens, and burgesses in parliament 
assembled. 

* The humble petition of the Lord Mayor, Sheriffs, ^JJ.^^.^ 
commons, and citizens of the city of Dublin in 
common council assembled. 

' Sheweth. 

* That it appears by the votes of this honourable stage in 
house, that a bill is under your consideration entitled 

an act for regulating the stage in the city and county 
of Dublin. 

* That the chief magistrate of Dublin has, since the ^^^trate. 
establishment of the chartered rights of your chartered 
petitioners, been the civil and military governor of Governor, 
this metropolis and as such has licenced all plays, Piaye 
interludes, and pastimes within his liberty for the 



436 DUBLIN ASSEMBLY ROLL, 1785. 

1785. entertainment of the public, where the proper officers bod ndOA. 
offloart. ^1 ^j^^ g^j^ ^j^y l^y j^jg (Urections and under his 

Pewe of ^ authority constantly attended to preserve the peace of 
the said city and to prevent tumults and riots. 

SSi^' *That your petitioners conceive that the passing 

said bill into a law will be highly derogatory and 

Siiijiwi. injurious to the rights £uid privileges of the citizens 
of Dublin, by depriving their chief magistrate of a 
power which has been so long exercised to their 
advantage and satisfaction, and that for no demerit 

Precedent, whatsocver, and may be drawn into precedent to 
affect every corporate town in this kingdom. 

' That there does not appear any apparent necessity 
for the said law, as his majesty exercises a power by 

iLsuaot his patentee (the master of the revels) to licence a 

j^yai Royal Theatre, whenever he might think proper. 

Power to *That vesting an exclusive power in the officers of «.!«. 

licence. ^ * 

the crown only to licence a play-house in this city 

Monopoly, may tend to create a monopoly in exhibiting entertain- 
ments and become an instrument of restraint on the 

^SSJ^* exertions of dramatic genius. 

* Your petitioners therefore most humbly hope this 

Opposition honourable house will take the premises into considera- 
tion, so as the said bill may not pass into a law and 
they will pray.' 

2& [18.] Lucy Oulton, widow of Walleye Oulton, late 

merchant, praying aid: whereupon it was ordered, 

Giant. that the city treasurer do, on the Lord Mayor's warrant, 
pay the within named Lucy Oulton the sum of ten 
guineas, the same to be allowed in his accounts. 

Gibbons. [19.] Francis Gibbons, praying for usual allowance 

M™kS' for preventing frauds at the market house : whereupon 
^''"®' it was ordered, that the petitioner Francis Gibbons 

Payment, be paid the above sum of £7 10s. pursuant to the 
prayer of his petition, the same to be allowed the 
city treasurer in his accounts^ and that in future no 



DUBLIN ASSEMBLY BOLL, 178B. 437 

Bou xxiii.A. more than four ticket men with an inspector shall be i785. 

m. 1«0. 

employed at the market house. 

[20.] Daniel Steevens, praying to be appointed officer 2^^^^^ 
at mace : whereupon it was ordered, that the within "^'^■ 
named Daniel Stevens be and is hereby appointed one 
of the Serjeants at. mace during the city's pleasure, 
not exceeding one year ending next Midsummer 
assembly 1786, he giving such security for the faithful 
discharge of the duties of his office and redelivery of 
the silver mace as the Lord Mayor and Sheriffs shall 
approve of, said security to be entered into in one 
month from this date or this order for appointing 
said Daniel Stevens one of the Serjeants at mace to 
be void, 
m. 100ft. [21.] Eobert Hargrave, to be continued Serjeant at ^SgJJ Jt 
mace: like, like order. ™*<^- 

[22.] The report of the committee of directors of the gaiiart 
Ballast Office to the general assembly the 19th of 
July, 178B. 

* Your committee, since their last report the last Report 
quarter assembly, launched the two new gabbards and oabbards. 
continued the repairs of the other gabbards and of the 
piles. pu«8. 

* The gabbard men, who we employed to raise Gaw»rd 
ballast, quitted their gabbards lately and refused to 
work unless their pay was advanced, we therefore 
published an advertisement offering encouragement to 
persons qualified to raise ballast, upon which the men Baiiaat. 
who quit their work consented to be employed at the 
usual price, we reinstated all of them, except some of 
them who persisted longest in their refusal. 

* The books of this office being still before the com- office 

*^ books. 

' missioners of imprest accounts prevent us from laying imprest 
an abstract of the cash before your honours as usual. 

*The wall adjoining the lighthouse being in want of ^**'*''^ 



438 DUBLIN ASSEMBLY ROLL, 1785. 

17M pointing, we have ordered it to be done immediately; J^^^*^ 

all which is humbly submitted to your honours.' 

Order. Granted, the committee's report confirmed and made 

a!i act of assembly. 

Fmnchw. 1785. July 22. — Admissions to franchise. 1*;^^ 

tiou*™" 1785. July 22. — Declaration and signatures. ^^ 

1785. August 30.— Post Assembly. ^^' 

Ko«ni.*tioii [],] **We, the Lord Mayor and Board of Aldermen 

aidermnn, ^f ^^^ ^j^y ^f DubHu, havc tMs day nominated and 

returned James Lane of Anglesea street, Eichard 

Moncrieffe of Capel street, John Carleton of Eustace 

street, and Samuel Read of Cook street, esquires, as fit 

persons to serve in the place of an alderman of the 

said city and do hereby return the names with the 

additions of the said four persons to you the Sheriffs 

and Commons of the said city, in order to your electing 

one of the said four persons an alderman of the said 

^^^l city in the room of alderman John Darragh, esquire, 

deceased. 

" James Horan, Lord Mayor." 

[2.] "We, the Sheriffs and Commons, have this day 
EL-i'tion. elected by ballot from among the four SherifiFs' Peers 
returned to this house by the Lord Mayor and Board 
aid^rmwi.''' of AUlermcu Eichard Moncrieffe of Capel street, 
esquire, to the place of an alderman of the said city 
in the room of alderman John Darragh, esquire, 
deceased. 

" Ambrose Leet, Caleb Jenkin, Sheriffs." 

* James Shiel. — James Horan. — Thomas Blackall.— 
James Hamilton. — Thomas Emerson. — ^Joseph Lynam. 
— Jolm Exshaw. — William Alexander. — Henry Hart.' 

1785. October 14.— Third Friday after the 29th ofi««.i'* 
September. 
Lord Mayor: James Shiel. 
Sheriffs : John Sankey and Hugh Trevor. 



DUBLIN ASSEMBLY BOLL, 1785. 439 

Bou xxiiiA. [1.] " Eesolved unanimously, that it is now become itss. 

m. 174. ■■ "• " 

necessary to make a public declaration of ouri>««i»ro- 
sentiments respecting the bill introduced on the IBthBuifor 

* ^ trade. 

of August last into the house of commons by Mr. 
Secretary ' Orde for adjusting the trade between thisorde. 
kingdom and Great Britain 

" Eesolved unanimously, that on the most mature 
deliberation, we consider the said bill to be injurious g^ij^*** 
to our trade, commerce, and manufactures, and totally 
. repugnant to the principles of our free constitution. 

" Eesolved unanimously therefore, that we will 
oppose to the utmost of our power by every gpggjl**®"* 
constitutional means, the passing of such a bill into a 
law or any other of a similar tendency. — 14th October, 
1785." 

The Lord Mayor and Board of Aldermen agree with Agreed to. 
the Sheriffs and Commons in the above resolutions 
and that the thanks of this assembly be given to the ^^^^^^ 
110 members of the house of commons who voted JJSSom. 
against the introduction of that bill on the 12th day 
of August last. 
III. 174 6. Ordered, that the within resolutions be published Dnbim 

* Journal. 

three times in the Dublin Journal. 

[2.1 " Eesolved unanimously, that it is the duty of BeaointioiiJi 

of approba- 

this assembly to express in the strongest terms their tion. 
approbation of the conduct of those who when 
entrusted with high rank and great authority discharge 
the trust reposed in them with firmness, integrity, and 
judgment. 

"Eesolved unanimously, that the conduct of alder- 
man James Horan, late Lord Mayor of this city has Hoxan, 
been such and that he hath filled the very high and Mayor, 
important station to which his fellow citizens elected 
him with honour to himself and satisfaction to them, 
having discharged the various duties thereof agreeable 
to the confidence they placed in him. 



440 DUBLIN A88E1IBLT BOLL, 1785. 

1785. "Eesolved therefore unanimously, that the thanks Bon ^ 

of this assembly be presented to him as a lasting 
testimonial of their entire approbation of his honour- 
able and spirited conduct." 

J^J***- [3. 4.] " Eesolved unanimously, that the confidence 

s^riffa. oi this house was not misplaced by electing Caleb 
Jenkin and Ambrose Leet, esquires, High Sheriffs of 
this city. 
"Resolved unanimously, that they exercised »- its. 

Diligence, diligence and activity in office highly honourable to 
themselves and essentially serviceable to their fellow 

EiiortB. citizens, having extended their efforts to remove public 

grievances and to suppress wicked practices to the 

utmost verge of tfieir authority, to the great relief of 

the poor and the terror of evil-doers. 

"Eesolved therefore unanimously, that the hearty 

ThankB. and unfeigned thanks of this assembly be presented to 
them as a testimony of our esteem and approbation of 
their conduct." 

[B.] " Eesolved unanimously, that the attention of 

S'^^ii" the city treasurer to reduce the interest on city bonds 
from £6 to £5 per cent, merits the sincere thanks of 
this corporation under its present circumstances." 

[6.] Ordered, that the committee appointed the 21st 
February last for the expenditure of the sum of £400 on 

i^Sf™ building a crane in Bonham street, do report on the 

°™*®' next assembly day how and in what manner said sum 
has been applied. 

SS?rbiiis. T^^^ ^* ^® ^^ instruction to the committee of trades- 
men's bills, that they report on the next quarter 
assembly the total amount of such bills as are due to 
the 29th September last. 

Horan. [7.] Aldcrmau James Horan, late Lord Mayor, 

Mayoralty, praying usual sum of £500 : whereupon it was ordered, 
that the city treasurer do, on the Lord Mayor's warrant, 

Paymtnt. pay the petitioner the sum of £500 sterling, the same 



DUBLIN ASSEMBLY BOLL, 1785. 441 

Bon «wiA- to be allowed in his accounts, deducting thereout 100 i785. 

Bt. 173* ^^ Commons 

guineas in lieu of the commons ball. '•u- 

[8.] Alderman James Horan, late Lord Mayor, for Honm. 
allowance for riding the franchises : whereupon it was S^^,^ 
ordered that the city treasurer do, on the Lord Mayor's 
warrant, pay the petitioner £7 lOs., for the reasons in Payment, 
the above petition mentioned, the same to be allowed 
the treasurer in his accounts, 
m. ITS ft. [9.] Alderman Henry Hart, praying to be continued ^^^ 
Ballast Master : whereupon it was ordered, that the >^*«- 
within named alderman Henry Hart be and is hereby 
elected Ballast Master and treasurer to the Ballast 
Office for the port and harbour of Dublin for one year 
ending next Michaelmas assembly 1786, at the annual 
salary of £150, he giving such security for the faithful salary, 
discharge of the duties of said office and also for his 
accounting justly for all such sums of money as he shall 
receive from time to time, as shall be approved of by 
the Lord Mayor and Sheriffs, said security to be entered security, 
into in ten days from this date or this order to be void. 
[10.] Certain of the commons, setting forth that the 
committee appointed for better supplying the city of Sl^r"^ 
Dublin with pipe water have made the annexed report 
of the 10th day of October, 1785. 

* We inform your honours, that we have attended Beport. 
very carefully to the business to us committed since our 
last report. On the 26th day of July last we met and 
Mr. Eichard M'Cormick of Mark's alley having applied JJ^^jJP"**' 
to us for a further supply of water, he having gone ^^y- 
more extensively into business; we referred the same 
to Mr. Mylne your engineer, who reported to us, that 
Mr. M'Cormick might have liberty to put in a branch Branch, 
with an inch ferule in place of his present one on his 
paying 40s. yearly, with which report your committee 
agreed. On the same we agreed that Mr. Andrews of ^"^JJ^ 
Bonham street should have a branch from the main »*'««*• 



442 



DUBLIN ASSEMBLY ROLL, 17ffi. 



1785. 



Mylne. 



Leave of 
absence. 



Patrick 
sLreet. 



Paymant. 



Paving. 



Condait. 

Wood 

quay. 



Castle 
street. 



Arrears. 



Distraint. 



to supply his house with water and that the same 2^^^*^ 
should be laid under the inspection of Mr. Mylne. 

* That Mr. Mylne having informed us, that he had 
been for some time past in a bad state health and 
requesting leave of absence to go to England for the 
recovery thereof for some time, we accordingly gave 
him such liberty. 

* On the 1st day August last we again met and several 
inhabitants of Patrick street in the county of Dublin "*• ^^ 
having applied (by memorial) to us for a supply of 
water, we agreed that they should have a supply, 
provided they would comply with the same terms 
(which is on payment of 208. yearly each) that other 
persons who reside in the county do, but Mr. Shaw, 
who attended on behalf of the said memorial, informed 

us, that he believed the inhabitants would not comply 
with these terms, we therefore could not agree to supply 
them on any other. That having received a letter from 
the commissioners for paving, etc., requesting your 
committee to point out the main from whence water 
could be had to supply a conduit on the Wood quay, 
and having maturely considered such request, ordered 
a main to be laid down from the seven inch main 
Castle street for the purpose of supplying such fountain 
or conduit. 

* We again met on the 29th day of August aforesaid 
and it appearing to us that several persons were in 
arrear for the pipe water in the different divisions, 
we ordered the several collectors to serve notices on 
such persons as owed more than one year's tax ending 
25th March last, that unless the same should be forth- 
with discharged, they and each of them should be 
distrained for the same, agreeable to act of parliament, 
and also ordered that the collectors should in future 
furnish us with weekly reports of their collections, 
specifying particularly the sums collected for arrears, 



DUBLIN ASSEMBLY BOLL, 1786. 443 

Roll miu. by whom paid, and also with an accurate list of the itss. 

arrears due m their respective wards, expressing the arrears. 

names, sums, and number of years due. That Mr. 

Gteorge Gee having represented to us, that his house oee. 

wanted some necessary repairs, and requesting that we ^J^rs. 

would have the same done, ordered Mr. Gee to have 

an estimate made out of the expense attending such 

repairs, which he accordingly did and laid the same 

before us on the 12th day of September last, amounting 
m.m>. to £6 lis. 7d., which sum we ordered to be paid to Pv»ent. 

Mr. Gee and that he should produce vouchers for the 

expenditure of said sums in said repairs. 

* On the 26th day of September aforesaid we again 

met and George Gee and Nathaniel Walker overseers ^{^„^ 
of the works having applied to us for the usual 
gratuity for their extraordinary trouble in their omtuity. 
respective employments, are of opinion and do recom- 
mend that they be each paid a sum of £10. That 
Peter Seguin and Daniel Hautenville your turncocks IJJ^^. 
having applied to be considered also, that they be ^"^*' 
each paid a sum of £20. All which is submitted to 
your honours as our report this 10th day of October, 
1786.' 

It was thereupon granted, the committee's report order, 
confirmed and made an act of assembly, and that the 
city treasurer do, on the Lord Mayor's warrant, pay Payment, 
messieurs Gee, Walker, Seguin, and Hautenville the 
sums within mentioned respectively, the same to be 
allowed the treasurer in his accounts. 

[11.] Certain of the commons, setting forth that the 
committee appointed for examining tradesmen's bills, ^^J tuiB. 
have made the annexed report of the 10th day of 
October, 1785. 

* We, the committee appointed for examining trades- Eeport. 
men's bills, beg leave to inform your honours, that we 



444 DUBLIN ASSEMBLY KOLL^ 178B. 

1785. met on the 10th day of October instant and carefully boh ntiiLA. 

Trades- *^ "^ m. ITS 6. 

m«n'« bills, examined the following bills, videlicet. 

£ 8. d. 
'Richard Eaper's bill for glazing, 
commencing 27th October, 1783, 
and ending 7th January, 1785 ... 13 15 

* Alexander M'Culloh's bill for brick- 

layer's work ... ... 40 1 2J 

' Alexander M'CuUoh's bill for like, m. m. 

commencing 18th September, 1784, 
and ending 10th September, 1785 9 18 9 

* Gilbert Elliott's bill for slater's work, 

commencing 29th November, 1783, 

and ending 20th November, 1784 16 16 5 
'Gilbert Elliott's bill for the like, 

ending 28th September, 1785 ... 19 2 7 
' Simon Vierpyl's Bill for stone cutter's 

work, 26th August, 1784 ... 27 

* John Russell's bill for lighting globes 

from 1st May, 1784, to 1st Novem- 
ber, 1784 21 5 

* Samuel Reed's bill for plumber's 

work, commencing 18th Septem- 
ber, 1784, and ending 31st 
December, 1784, deducting cash 
for old lead ... ... 29 6 5 

'Samuel Reed's bill, commencing 5th 
February, 1785, and ending 26th 
September, 1785, deducting cash 
for old lead ... ... 20 8 8 

'Alexander M'CuUoh's bill for work 
done at Saint Stephen's Green, 
deducting £20 cash received by 
him as appears by his affidavit, 
therefore a balance remains due to 
. him of ... ... ... 48 18 9J 



38 13 


8 


16 17 


9 


26 10 


9i 



DUBLIN ASSEMBLY BOLL, 1785. 446 

Bon zxiiLA. £ B. d. 1785. 

in* X71« iry^p- 

*John Lee's bill for English news- men's loua. 

papers to 2nd August, 1785 ... 9 4 8 

* Stephen Gk)rdon's bill for ironmonger's 

work, ending 24th September, 
1785 

* Stephen Gordon's bill for like, ending 

29th September, 1784 

'James Pott's bill for advertising ... 

'Thomas Todd Faulkner's bill for 
printing and stationery, com- 
mencing 7th July, 1784, and 
ending 20th July, 1785, deducting 
£2 8s. to be charged to Mr. Fitton, 
secretary to the late Lord Mayor, 
leaves a balance of ... ... 127 12 11| 

•Thomas Todd Faulkner's bill for 
advertising from 10th July, 1784, 
to 5th July, 1785 70 8 4 

' Thomas Myler's bill for cleansing 
lustres, girandoles, etc., ending 
29th September, 1785 20 3 

* Benjamin Eaton's bill for carpenter's 

work, ending 13th November, 1784 68 8 OJ 

* Benjamin Eaton's bill ending Septem- 

ber, 1785 27 17 9 

* Richard Eaper's bill for glazing, 

ending 1st October, 1786 ... 11 1 7^ 



£663 



' Amounting together to the sum of £663 sterling. Amount, 
which we are of opinion should be forthwith paid to 
the several persons before named, except the before- 
. 171 h, mentioned sum of £21 5s. charged by Mr. John Russell Buweu. 
for lighting the globes which your committee thinks 



446 



DUBLIK ASSEMBLY BOLL, 1786. 



1785. 



PijiuenU. 



AdT6rtiM« 
ment. 



Order. 



P»3nn«nt 



Printing. 
Stationery. 

EngUsh 
news- 
papers. 



Citj 



Beport 



Pablicoant. 



High 
street. 
Corn- 
market. 

Murphy. 



Power. 



a very exorbitant charge, and are of opinion that a Boiixxiiii. 
sum of £13 ISs. is full sufficient for such business 
and therefore recommend the said sum of £13 13s. and 
no more be paid to the said John Russell in full 
discharge of his demands for lighting said globes. 
And your committee recommend that your honours' 
advertisement shall in future be inserted in one news- 
paper only, except such as by law are obliged to be 
inserted in more. All which is submitted to your 
honours as our report this 10th day of October, 1785.* 

It was thereupon granted, the committee's report 
confirmed and made an act of assembly, and that the 
city treasurer do, on the Lord Mayor's warrant, pay 
the different persons within named the different sums 
in the within report mentioned, the same to be allowed 
in his accounts, except as to the different bills under • 
the head of printing, stationery, and the expense of 
English newspapers, which are hereby recommitted to 
the same committee. 

[12.] Certain of the commons, setting forth that the 
committee appointed for inspecting city leases near 
expiring have made the annexed report of the 13th 
day of October, 1785. 

* We inform your honours, that the committee met on 
the 21st day of September last and proceeded to set 
by public cant to the highest and fairest bidder for 
three lives renewable within 70 years or for 99 years 
at the option of the taker from the 24th day of June 
next all that dwellingliouse or tenement (number 33) 
situate at the corner of High street and Commarkot, m. itol 
and several persons having appeared and bid on the 
same cant and Mr. John Murphy having bid the sum 
of £30 yearly for the same, and no person having bid 
so much, we thereupon declared him the highest bidder 
and the taker thereof. No. 34 High street to Mr. 
Richard Power for £19 yearly. No. 36 High street to 



DUBLIN ASSEMBLY BOLL, 1786. 447 

J^u ™m-^ Mr. Eichard Power for £24 yearly. No. 34 Com- 1785. 
market at the corner of Back lane to Mr. Joseph Heam-fearn. 

-^ Bock lane. 

for £36 yearly. And we recommend that leases be 
forthwith made out to the several persons agreeable 
to the before mentioned setting. 

* We further beg leave to inform your honours, that 
Hatfield Botts and Walter Roche, now in possession J^e. 
of some stalls in Cornmarket, have not this sometime staiis. 
past paid any rent for their respective holdings and"**'^®*- 
your treasurer having informed us, that he had been 

in.i7o». offered by a solvent tenant forty guineas a year for 
said holding, we are of opinion and do recommend 
that he should be empowered by your honours to set 
the same for any term not exceeding seven years at l^^^^ 
such rent with a clause of reassumption, in case it 
should interfere with the new street. All which is 
submitted to your honours as our report this 10th of 
October, 1786.' 

It was thereupon granted, the committee's report order, 
confirmed and made an act of assembly. 

[13.] Certain of the commons, setting forth that the ^^^ ">d 
committee appointed for setting the beams and scales 
have made the annexed report of the 29th day of 
September, 1786. 

* We beg leave to inform your honours, that we met Beport. 
on 21st day of September last for the purpose of setting 

by public cant for one year from the 29th day of Puiuc cant. 
September aforesaid the several beams and scales 
belonging to your Jionours together with the granary Granary, 
at the market house, and no persons appearing on said 
day inclined to bid for the same, we adjourned the 
setting until the 28th day of September aforesaid, on 
which day we again met, and no bidders having then 
appeared, we requested the Lord Mayor to appoint a 
weighmaster and granary keeper until this assembly, JJ^f^^- 
who accordingly appointed Mr. Mark Bloxham, and Bioxham. 



448 DTTBLrS ASSEMBLY BOLL, 1785. 

1785. who was to account with the treasurer weekly for the BonrxiitA. 

acoaunt Issues and profits arising therefrom. All which is 
submitted to your honours as our report this 29th day 
of September, 1786.' 

Order. It was thereupon granted, the committee's report 

confirmed and made an act of assembly, and that the 

Setting, committee be empowered to let the same until the 29th 
day of September next. 
[14.] Certain of the commons, setting forth that the 

Furniture. Committee appointed for providing furniture for the 

iSSS*^*^ Mayoralty house have made the annexed report of the 
lOtK day of October, 1785. 

Beport *We beg leave to inform your honours, that on 

viewing and examining the Mansion House and 
furniture thereof and finding that scarcely any neces- 

Pftinting. saries or repairs were wanting, excepting painting, 
your committee agreed to have same done by estimate, 

ctimcroes. and Mr. George Caimcross having laid an estimate 
before us for painting all the outside windows, doors, 
palisadoes, gates, cornices, coins, urns, garden chairs, 
etc., amounting in all to the sum of £30 16s. lOd., and 
thinking the same reasonable, we agreed thereto and 
ordered the same to be done by Mr. Caimcross. That 
the thanks of this committee was returned to alderman 

Horjn. James Horan, late Lord Mayor, and to his lady for 

^^l^ the particular care by them taken of the said house 

^J^ and furniture during his Mayoralty. All which is 

submitted to your honours as our report this 10th day m. !»&. 
of October, 1786.' 

Order. It was thereupon granted, the committee's report 

confirmed and made an act of assembly. 

Hifi^ [IB.] Henry Higginbotham, praying to be paid two 

City bond*, city bonds for £100 each : whereupon it was granted, 
pursuant to the prayer of the above petition. 

SrSSit. [16.] Edward Scriven, to confirm the sub-committee's 

▲ooonnts. report upon his accounts and to continue committee: 



DT7BLIN ASSEMBLY BOLL, 1785. 449 

Ron xTiiLjL. whereupon it was ordered, that the city treasure]^ do, itbs. 

on the Lord Mayor's warrant, pay the within named Pajment. 
Edward Scriven the sum of £300 on account, the same 
to be allowed in his accounts. And that the Lord 
Mayor, Sheriffs, treasurer, masters of the works, alder- 
men Horan, Alcock, Howison, Exshaw, Sankey, and 
ten of the commons to be named by the Sheriffs and 
Commons, be appointed a committee finally to settle committee, 
the said Mr. Scriven's bills of costs to and for the 
29th day of September last, or any five of whom to 
be a quorum, and that in the absence of the Lord 
Mayor, the senior alderman present do preside, who 
are to report thereon to the next assembly. 

[The ten of the commons:] Messieurs Boardman, commous. 
M'Cready, Harrick, Eeed, Fleming, James Manders, 
Callage, Eichard Manders, Thomas Tudor, Tandy. 

m. 168. [17.] Certain of the commons, setting forth that the 

city treasurer has prevailed on Columb Morgan, esquire, Morgan, 
proprietor of three city bonds of £500, each of which Bonds, 
bear interest of £6 per cent., to accept an interest of 
£5 per cent, for same, from 29th September last, but 
Mr. Morgan expects on surrendering them to have ten 
bonds for £100, and one bond for £B00. And also 
setting forth, that the said treasurer has also prevailed 
on Mary Redmond, proprietor of another bond for Redmond. 
£500, bearing interest at £6 per cent., to accept of a 
new bond for said sum at £5 per cent., from the 29th 
September last. And praying to have ten bonds for 
£100 each, and one bond for £500, payable to said 
Columb Morgan at the rate of £5 per cent, per annum 
from the 29th September last, put under the city seal, 
on the said Columb Morgan cancelling said three 
bonds for £500 each, and for one other bond payable 
to said Mary Eedmond for £500, bearing interest at 
£5 per cent, per annum from 29th September last, to be 
put under the city seal, on said Mary Eedmond*s 

VOL. ZIU. G 



450 DTTBUN ASSEMBLY BOLL, 1785. 

1785. cancelling said bonds she now has for said sum. And Eon 

, ^_ u*- 168. 

Payment of also Setting forth, that the said treasurer has paid off 
two bonds for £500, each bearing interest at £6 per 
cent., and praying to have two bonds for £500 each 
at £5 per cent, per annum payable to the said treasurer 
from 29th September last to be put under the city 
seal on said bonds being cancelled : whereupon it was 
granted, pursuant to the prayer of the above petition. 

^^iSS^' [18.] Thomas Todd Faulkner, to be paid the amount of 
his bill for printing and stationery : whereupon it was 
ordered, that the city treasurer do, on the Lord Mayor's m. lee*. 

Pajment. Warrant, pay Thomas Todd Faulkner, esquire, the sum 
of £127 12s., being the amount of the within bill, the 
same to be allowed in his accounts. And also praying 

^^bm!*" ^^ ^^ P^id the amount of his bill for advertising: 
whereupon it was ordered, that the city treasurer do, 

Piorment. Oil the Lord Mayor's warrant, pay Thomas Todd 
Faulkner, esquire, £70 8s. 4d. sterling, being the 
amount of the within bill, the same to be allowed the 
treasurer in his accounts. 

S^e%*5J*^ [19.] Samuel Byron, praying to be continued city 
surveyor: whereupon it was granted, pursuant to the 
prayer of the petition during the city's pleasure, not 
exceeding one year ending Michaelmas assembly 1786. 

m1^^ [20.] William Osbrey, praying to be continued 

keeper. Marshal keeper of the city of Dublin: whereupon it 
was ordered, that the above-named William Osbrey be 
and is hereby continued Marshal keeper to the city of 
Dublin during the city's pleasure not exceeding one 
year ending Michaelmas assembly 1786, with all the 
just fees and perquisites belonging to said employment 

Bond. and that the petitioner shall be bound in a bond of 
£3,000, and find three sureties, each to be bound in 
separate bonds of £1,000, for indemnifying the city 
from all escapes and for the due execution of said 
emplojrment, that he shall on Monday in every week 



DTTBLIK ASSEMBLY BOLL, 1785. 461 

Kou nriii.*, make out and return a list on oath of every person in his itss. 
custody on any action or execution or other process 
whatsoever from the city or Tholsel court distinguishing '^^^^ 
at whose suit such person or persons was or were 
committed and when and where by whom discharged 

m. i«7. and whether such person hath been kept in actual 
custody or not, said security to be approved of by the 
Lord Mayor and Sheriffs and entered into in one week 
from this day or this order for continuing the petitioner 
to be void. 
[21.] John Purcell, clerk of the commons, praying p-rwii. 

M 111 i clerk of 

for usual allowance: whereupon it was ordered, that co»«no"»- 
the city treasurer do, on the Lord Mayor's warrant, pay 
the petitioner the sum of fifteen guineas, the same to 
be allowed in his accounts. 
[22.] William Hamilton, to be continued high Hamuton, 

high 

constable of this city: whereupon it was ordered, that countable, 
the above named William Hamilton be and is hereby 
continued high constable for the city of Dublin during 
the city's pleasure, not exceeding one year ending 
Michaelmas assembly 1786, at the usual salary of £30 
per year. 

[23.] The report of the committee of directors of the ^^^^^ 
Ballast Office to the general assembly the 12th of 
October, 1786. 

* Tour committee, since their last report to your Report, 
honours, continued the several works of the office and 
have taken particular care to prevent any complaint njedjong 
of dredging improperly for ballast. ^'^*- 

' Your committee considering the inconveniences this 
office has suffered from combinations of its gabbard ^^^^ 
men, turned their attention to suggest some regulation 
to prevent them and for that purpose they have estab- 
lished three men as ballast heavers in each gabbard, ^^^i^ere 
who are not to be discharged unless by the office and 
m. 167 6. we have promised, if they behave well, to promote them 



452 DUBLnr amembly boll, 1785. 

1785. to bo gabbard men when vacancies happen. TheM^io^^* 



heavers were always heretofore employed or dismissed 
at the pleasure of the gabbard men, but we hope by 
taking them under the control of the oflSce to prevent 
combinations, for if the gabbard men refuse to work, 
we will have the heavers, who will be accustomed to 
the business, to appoint in their room. 

AtwtrMt*. * As we could not lay abstracts of the accounts for 
the two last quarters before your honours, our books 
being at the imprest oflBce, we have annexed hereto 

Cwh. three abstracts of the cash, which we have examined 
and find there is a balance of £8,232 9s. 8d., on the 
Ballast Office fund, from which deducting £7,903 19s. 
6Jd., sterling, over paid on the account of the public 

BaUnce. moucy, the balance in the hands of alderman Henry 

Hart Hart, Ballast Master, is £328 10s. IJd., sterling. 

* Your committee, finding it absolutely necessary to 

Gabbard* appoint a person to attend the gabbards every tide and 

see they dredge in the proper places to avoid making 

holes in the channel and to continue a regular line of 

dredging from Nightingale ford westward, have from 

Muiiarky, a kuowledge of John Mullarky's fidelity and attention 

teudeut appointed him to the office of superintendent of the 

gabbards at a salary of £66 ITs. 6d. per annum. All 

which is submitted to your honours.' 

Sffi^* State of the Ballast Office accounts from the 19th ..i* 

AprijLi785 January, 1786, inclusive, to the 6th day of April 
1785, exclusive. 



Ballast Office, Dr. 

£ B. d. 
To balance of last quarter's abstract , .. 822B 2 5 

To ca«h received since .. .. 1016 6 3 

£9^1 B S 



DT7BLIK ASSEMBLY BOLL, 1786. 



463 



BoU zziii.A. 
m. 166. 



Per contra, Cr. 

By cash paid for raisintr ballast - 

By cash paid for repairing the piles 

By cash paid salaries 

By cash paid for account of gabbards 

By cash paid rent and contingent disbursements 

By cash paid for account of the lighthouse 

By cash paid interest 

By balance 





1785. 


£ 8. d. 
,. 214 7 8 


BaUast 
Offloe 
aooonnts. 
April 1786. 


98 18 10 




. 146 




. 266 e 3 




96 10 6 




. 11112 6 




66 




. 8298 9 11 




£9;391 8 8 





Ballast Office for the public money, Dr. 



To 



8. d. 



Per contra, Cr. 
By cash over expended per last quartei's abstract 



£ 8. d. 
£7,003 19 6^ 



State of the Ballast Office accounts from the 6th Baiuwt 
day of April, 1785, inclusive, to the 20th July, 1786, acoSSnts. 
exclusive. 



Ballast Office, Dr. 



To balance of last quarter's abstract 
To cash received since 



£ a. 


d. 


... 8293 9 11 


... 1709 6 


3 


£10,002 16 


2 


£ a. 


d. 


... 347 5 


6 


... 126 18 


3 


... 146 





... :iQ5 9 


9 


... 683 7 U 


... 14 10 


6 


... 24 10 


8 


... 300 





... 8246 3 


9 


£10,002 16 


2 



Per contra. Or. 

By cash paid for raising ballast 

By oaah paid for repairing the piles 

By cash paid salaries 

By cash paid for account of gabbards 

By cash paid rent and contingent disbursements 

By cash paid for account of the lighthouse ... 

By cash paid interest 

By cash paid off debentures Kos. 38,'39, 67 ... 

By balance 



4B4 



DX7BLIN ASSEMBLY ROLL, 1785. 



178&. 

BalLuit 
Office 
ficoounta, 
July 1785. To 



Bnllast 
Office 



1785. 



Ballast Office for the public money. Dr. 



Per contra^ Cr. 
By cash over expended per last quarter's ataetract 



Boll 
m. 166. 



£ s. d. 



£ 8. d. 

..£7^8 19 64 



State of the Ballast Office accounts from tho 20th day »• i«*. 
cSSSr"' of J^ly» 1785, inclusive, to the 12th day of October, 
1785, exclusive. 



Ballast Office, Dr. 



To balance of the last quarterns abstract 
To cash received since . . 



Per oontra, Cr. 

By cash paid for raising ballast . . 

By cash paid for repairing the piles 

By cash paid salaries 

By cash paid for account of gabbards 

By cash paid rent and contingent disbuTsements 

By cash paid for account of the lighthouse 

By cash paid interest 

By cash paid off debentures Nos. 15, 64, and 67 

By balance 



£ a 


d. 


8246 3 


9 


1S34 16 


1 


£9,570 19 10 


£ s. 


d. 


206 2 





172 13 10 


145 





218 13 


1 


212 17 





16 19 


6 


66 4 


9 


300 





8232 9 


8 


£9.570 19 10 



Ballast Office for the public money, Dr. 



£ s. d. 



To 



Per contra, Cr. 
By cash over expended per last quarter's abstract 



£ s. d. 

.£7,903 19 ^ 



Order. 14th October, 1785. — Granted, the committee's report 

confirmed and made an act of assembly. 
Horan. Ordered, that alderman Horan be appointed one of 

Committee, the Ballast Office committee in the room of the Lord 

Mayor. 
Franchise. 1785. Octobcr 14. — Admissious to franchise. p.b. 

iMi.*™" -1786. October 14^— Declaration and signatures. da. 



DUBLIN ASSEMBLY ROLL, 1786-1786. 45B 

Bouxxiii.A. 1786. November 24. — Post Assembly. itss. 

m. 166 6. "^ 

[1.] Denis Georg€l, esquine, praying to be elected g^" 
Recorder of the city of Dublin in the room of Dudley »««>«i«- 
Husssey, esquire, deceased : whereupon it was ordered, SoSSi 
that the within named Denis George be and is hereby 
admitted Recorder of this city, during his good ^^^ 
behaviour, at the yearly salary of £350, with the usual saiwy. 
fees and perquisites to the oflSce of Recorder belonging, 
the said salary to commence from this day. 

Sworn the second day of December, 1786. swom. 

'James Shiel. — James Horan. — Thomas Emerson. — 
Henry Hart. — Willoughby Lightbume. — Joseph 
Lynam. — Anthony King. — - John Rose. — John 
Exshaw.' 

1II.1SS. 1786. January 20.— Fourth Friday after the 26th of vm. 

December, 1786. 
[1.] Auditors of the city accounts for the last year. ^^^^^ 
Lord Mayor, Sheriffs, masters of the works, aldermen »««>"»*•• 
Horan, Lightbume, Emerson, Bevan, Warren, Alcock, 
Rose, Sutton, Exshaw, messieurs Jenkin, Fleming, 
Richard Manders, Trulock, Magee, Guinness, Tandy, 
Pemberton, James Clarke, Carleton, Wateon, Poole, 
Jones, Mulhem, Marin Clarke, Thompson, Poole 
Taylor, Lord. 

[2.] Resolved that the following address be presented ^J^pJ^ 
to Lord Viscount Pery. 

Addbess. 
To the right honourable Lord Viscount Pery. 

* My Lord. 

* Although the corporation of the city of Dublin do S*^u5n!*'' 
not imagine, that they can add lustre to your lordship's 
character, which has during a course of years been 
exerted for the promotion of the public good, yet they 1^** 
conceive to discharge their duty, it is incumbent on Duty. 



466 DT7BLIN ASSEMBLY ROLL, 1786. 

I'*- them to acknowledge tfiat their country has been "^^^^^a- 

eminently indebted to those exertions and therefore do 

t£^?^ in the most respectful manner present their grateful 
thanks to your lordship. 

'They reflect with the highest satisfaction on them-iw*. 

Wisdom, uniform wisdom, firmness, and unbiassed dignity 
(exerted on occasions the most critical) that distin- 
guished your lordship's conduct, when you presided in 

House of the assembly of the commons of Ireland, and shall hold 

couimona •' ' 

ireund. jj^ grateful remembrance the anxious concern that 
your lordship has always manifested for the 

Affricni- improvement of the agriculture and extension of the 

JJ^»nufac. manufactures of this kingdom, which has been 
particularly widened by the excellent laws for bounties 
on com and for the exemption of certain raw materials 
from the payment of duties, which owed their existence 
to your lordship's penetration and influence. But 
above all, they hope that it shall never be forgotten, 
when from the venerable shade of retirement your 
lordship yielded up the sacred trust undiminished and 
zealous with patriot virtue you fervently prayed for 

coustitu. ^^^ perpetual preservation of our constitution, which 
your lordship's abilities were so often the guard of in 
the hour of danger. 

' In testimony whereof, we have caused the common 
seal of the said city to be hereunto affixed the 20th day 
of January, in the year of our Lord, 1786.' 

The Lord Mayor and Board of Aldermen request 
rence"'' thc concurreuce of the SheriiTs and Commons in the 

foregoing address. 

Order. Ordered, that the foregoing address be engrossed, put 

City seal. Under the city seal, and presented to Lord Viscount 

Pery by the Lord Mayor and SherifiFs, and that the 

same together with his lordship's answer be inserted 

Dublin • Ji T-w 1 !• -r ■. 

jounud. m the Dublin Journal. 



DTTBLm ASSEMBLY BOLL, 1786. 467 

Bon XZIU.A.. 1786. 

™"^**^' Lord Peey's Answer. LordPery'g 

answer. 

"Your approbation of my conduct in terms so^p«>>»- 
honourable to me demand my most respectful acknow- 
ledgments. I request that you will assure the 
corporation of the city of Dublin, that I feel the most 
lively sense of gratitude for this distinguished instance 
of their favour, and that I shall be happy in an 
opportunity of proving my sincerity by my actions." 

[3.] Ordered, that Caleb Jenkin and Ambrose Leet, g^' 
esquires, late High Sheriffs, be appointed masters of ^f^,^ 
the city works for the ensuing year. 

[4.] Certain of the commons to reimburse the late 
Lord Mayor his expenses in providing horses and Jg;^^^ 
servants for the state coach : whereupon it was ordered, ^^ 
that the city treasurer do, on the Lord Mayor's 
warrant, pay alderman James Horan, late Lord Mayor, Horaa. 
the sum of £60, for the purpose above mentioned, the Payment 
same to be allowed in his accounts. 

[6.] Certain of the commons, setting forth that the 
m. ish committee appointed for better supplying the city of SIS^*^ 
Dublin with pipe water have made the annexed report 
of the 16th day of January, 1786. 

' We inform your honours, that we have attended Report, 
very carefully to the business to us committed since 
our last report. On the 31st day of October last your 
committee met and received a letter from Mr. Gladwell, Giadweii. 
secretary to the commissioners for paving, requesting 
to have the main at Eedmond's hill lengthened 30 feet, gjj"'^'**' 
for the purpose of giving the conduit, which was lately conduit 
erected there, a necessary supply of water, we ordered 
the same to be done and that the expense of paving over 
the works should be defrayed by the commissioners for 
paving. 

* On the 6th day of December last we again met and ^^|^"gj-^ 
several of the inhabitants of Pill lane, Mountrath ■^^*- 



468 DUBLIN ASSBICBLT ROLL, 1786. 

17M. strot^t, and Charles street having complained to us, that mixk: 

ntwt^ their houses were greatly annoyed, insomuch that they 

were deprived of their kitchens, servants' apartments, 

f I^?^ collars, etc., occasioned by their being overflowed with 

water, which they apprehended proceeded from a defect 

in the main pipes and requesting a search to be made 

along the line of the main around their houses, which 

recjuest your committee agreed and ordered the proper 

officer to make search whether such annoyance was 

HMD pipes, occasioned by any defect in the main pipes or not, 

and in case the same was not occasioned by a defect 

in the main pipes, that then the said inhabitants should 

be at the several expenses attending the opening, 

searching, and covering the ground which should be 

Jackson, broke up in such search, and that Mr. Jackson of Pill 

lane declared to us, that he would be accountable for 

such expense in case the defect was not in the main. 

* That on the 19th day of December last we again 

Tbwaitcs. met and received a letter from Mr. Thwaites, secretary 

Board of to tlic conmiissioners of the Board of Works, requesting 

College permission to affix a pipe to the great main in College 

Greon, the bore of the ferule to be one inch for the 

Parliament scrvico of the Parliament House, which letter was 

Hout»e. ' 

referred to Mr. Mylne, your honours' engineer, who 

reported to us. 

Report " That he had maturely considered the request, that 

eu^iuier. the main was laid down at the expense of many 

thousand pounds for supplying the inhabitants at the 

extreiiio parts of the city from the bason on the south 

Request, sidc of tho river and that if the request was granted, 

the discharge of water from a pipe of that or a 

smaller bore in that situation would materially injure 

ftlletl the operation of the main while working to the streets 

Gri!^r ^^ nmch higher than College Green, so that many 

families in that part of the city would be thereby 

deprived of their supply of water, but also reported 



DUBLIN ASSEMBLY BOLL, 1786. 459 

Boll xxiii.A. that if the commissioners erected a cistern of a proper i788. 

m. 181. -^ ^ Cistern. 

size and at a moderate height to be filled by a pipe 
m. 181b. that was some years ago laid down from the branch 

of the main that works down College street, there would gJ^JS® 
be discharged into it three times a week any quantity 
of water that might be wanted and which he imagined 
would answer the intentions of the commissioners of the 
Board of Works and do no injury to a work that cost 
so large a sum of money." 

' With which report we agreed and ordered the Town t^^" 
Clerks to enclose a copy of said report to Mr. Thwaites 
to be by him laid before the said commissioners. That 
the Town Clerks having sent said report to Mr. 
Thwaites, your committee on the 17th January instant, THwaiten. 
in consequence thereof, received another letter from 
Mr. Thwaites enclosing a copy of a letter from 
Mr. Thomas Penrose (clerk to the said commissioners) PenroM 
which coincides with Mr. Mylne's opinion and report, 
but also says that from the shortness of time previous 
to the meeting of parliament, there is no opportunity 
of constructing such a cistern and therefore requesting 
permission to affix a pipe to the great main in College ^^^^ 
Green as a temporary convenience during the sessions §^® 
and until a proper cistern should be erected in the 
manner proposed by Mr. Mylne, with which request 
your committee agreed.' 

And the said commons praying to confirm the said o*^"- 
report and make the same an act of assembly: it was 
thereupon granted, the committee's report confirmed 
and made an act of assembly. 

[6.] Certain of the commons, setting forth that the 
committee appointed for inspecting city leases near city lease* 
expiring have made the annexed report of the 19th day 
of January, 1786. 

* We inform your honours, that on the 2nd day of Beport 
December last your committee met, when your honours' 



460 



DTTBUN ASSEMBLY BOLL, 1786. 



1786. 

Lord 
Lnttrall. 

Surrender 
of pe«t 
bouses in 
Thoma/» 
street. 



Smith. 



Isolds 
Tower. 
Kennedjr^s 
lane. 



Renewal 
lease. 



Order. 



Beams and 
scales. 



Beport 



Hamilton. 



Rent. 



Agreement. 



treasurer laid before us a letter from the honourable ^Jla^' 

lord Luttrell surrendering all the lot of ground No. 3, 

part of the pest houses in Thomas street as lately taken 

by him, which surrender we are of opinion should be 

be accepted and do recommend that we be empowered 

forthwith to advertise and set by public cant the said 

lot of ground in the usual manner. 

* That on the 9th day of January instant we again 
met and having taken into consideration the petition 
of Thomas Smith referred to us by your honours, 
praying a renewal of a lease of all that old ruined "• ^*- 
tower, commonly called Isolds Tower, and a small 
parcel of ground situate at the lower end of Kennedy's 
lane, by adding the lives of James Smith and John 
Smith in the place and stead of Edward Smith and 
Greatrakes Smith, deceased, we do recommend that a 
renewal be forthwith made out and put under the city 
seal, agreeable to the prayer of said petition.' 

Whereupon it was granted, the committee's report 
confirmed and made an act of assembly. 

[7.] Certain of the commons, setting forth that the 
committee appointed for setting the beams and scales 
have made the annexed report of the 16th day of 
January, 1786. 

* We inform your honours, that on the 2nd day of 
December last your committee met and alderman 
Hamilton, your honours' treasurer, having informed 
us, that he had a person who would receive the profits 
arising from the beams and scales, together with the 
granary, and engaged to pay for the same at the rate of 
fifty guineas per year, until the 29th September next, 
and would surrender them at any time your honours 
thought proper, we requested alderman Hamilton to 
carry into execution the agreement as proposed by him 
to your committee and that the beams, scales, and 
weights be handed over to the person appointed.' 



BTTBLIN ASSEMBLY ROLL, 1786. 461 

R<.iiwdii.A Whereupon it was granted, tEe committee's report itsb. 
confirmed and made an act of assembly. ^^*'* 

The Theasurer's Report. 

[8.] ' The treasurer begs leave to observe to your ^®^™''* 
Lordship and honours, that he has paid off since last 
quarter two bonds to Mrs. Callen for £500, each, and ^^J^* 
three bonds to Mrs. Wrightson for £600, each, making wnghtoon. 
together the sum of £2,B00, which bore an interest, of 
six per cent., for which he is willing to take bonds 
payable with interest at five per cent. 

' He has likewise prevailed on Richard Cranfield, cranfioid. 
executor to the late Thomas Cooley, who holds two cooiey. 
city bonds for £500, each, which bear an interest of 
six per cent, to accept of bonds in lieu of them payable Bouda. 
in. 1806. with interest at the rate of £5, per cent. — 20th January, 
1786.' 

Ordered, that bonds to the amount of £2,500, payable order, 
with interest at the rate of £6, per hundred, be prepared 
and put under the city seal, in lieu of the bonds paid Bonda. 
off in the foregoing report mentioned, and also that 
the two bonds for £500, each, payable to Mr. Richard 
Cranfield, as executor of Thomas Cooley, with interest cranfieid. 
at the rate of £6, per hundred, be prepared and put 
under the city seal, on his cancelling the bonds now citywai. 
in his possession for that sum. 

[9.] Certain of the commons, for freedom to Denis Pranchise. 
George, esquire, Recorder of the city of Dublin : where- g^^;, 
upon it was granted gratis, pursuant to the prayer of 
the above petition. 

[10.] The right honourable the Earl Famham for^^^^ 
his freedom ; whereupon it was ordered, that the Franchise, 
freedom of the city of Dublin be granted to the right 
honourable Lord FamEam, gratis, in testimony of our 
high respect for him. 

[11.] Mary Darragh, widow and sole executrix of ^iSJ?^' 



462 DUBLIN ASSEMBLY SOLL, 1786. 

1788. alderman John Darragh, deceased, for leases of two lote Jji»^*^ 

of ground (Numbers 24 and 2B.) situate on the 

SS2?" west side of Grafton street, in her own name: where- 
upon it was granted, pursuant to the prayer of the 
petition. 

2idl^ [12.] Margaret Gonne, widow and executrix of Henry 

Gonne, deceased, to be paid the amount of six city 

Bondi. bonds for the sum of £100, each ; whereupon it was 
ordered, that the city treasurer do, on the Lord Mayor's 

PiiTiiient warrant, pay the within named Margaret Gonne the 
amount of the six bonds within mentioned, and that 

Boudii. one or more bonds for tUe said sum of £600, at the 
rate of £5, per hundred, payable to the city treasurer, 

citj seal, be prepared and put under the city seal, in lieu of the 
said bonds which are to be cancelled. 
fc„j^t. f^^'l Certain of the commons, to have the city seal 

boHing. affixed to a letter of attorney to distrain Edward Ford's 

Blind quay, holding ou the Blind quay for arrears of rent: where- 
upon it was granted, pursuant to the prayer of the 
within petition, and that a power of attorney be 
prepared and put under the city seal for the purpose 
of distraining the holdings and premises within 
mentioned and such other holdings and premises as 
shall appear to be at present in arrear. 

duSSi?"' t-'^*-] Nathaniel Trumbull, praying to be disfran- «. its. 

ohiBed. chised: whereupon it was granted, pursuant to the 
prayer of the petition. 

Loet [IB.] William Leet, to be paid for providing clothing 

Pioneers, for the tjhree pioneers, who attended the Lord Mayor 

b^midB. in his perambulation of the city bounds: whereupon 
it was ordered, that the city treasurer do, on the Lord 

Pajmont. Mayor's warrant, pay the petitioner £B 3s. 6d., sterling, 
the same to be allowed the treasurer in his accounts. 

Gibboua. [16.] Fraucis Gibbons, praying for usual allowance 

SlSJt* f<^r preventing frauds at the market house: whereupon 

bouse. ^^ ^^g ordered, thati the city treasurer do, on the Lord 



DUBLIN ASSEMBLY ROLL, 1786. 463 

^M^i-^ Mayor's warrant, pay the petitioner £7 10s., sterling, gf^^^^ 
the same to be allowed in his accounts. 

[17.] John Bamett, to be continued serjeant at mace : ®^**' ^ 
whereupon it was granted, that the within named John »•<»• 
Barnett be and is hereby continued one of the serjeantis 
at mace during the city's pleasure, not exceeding one 
year ending Christmas assembly 1787, he giving such 
security for the faithful discharge of the duties of that 
office and redelivery of the silver mace, as the Lord 
Mayor and Sheriffs shall approve, said security to be 
entered into in one month from this date or this order 
for continuing the petitioner to be void. 

[18.] The report of the committee of directors of the Baiiast 
Ballast Office to the general assembly the 18th January, 
1786. 

* Your committee, since their last report to your Report, 
honours, have used their utmost endeavours to conduct 

the business of the office in the best manner, and having 
taken into consideration the state of the piles and the pue,. 
expense attending them, we published an advertisement 
that we would receive proposals for keeping them in 
repair by contract, in consequence of which John 
Cantwell, carpenter, who was employed in that work cantweu. 
under the late Mr. JoEn Salt, proposed. We have 
accordingly contracted with him to keep them in repair 
for one year, and we are to pay him £3 16s., per week. Payment, 
to supply him with timber, iron, etc., and if he 
performs the work to our satisfaction, we are to pay 
him a further sum of 6s. for each week at the end of the 
year. We hope that this mode of repairing them by 
contract will cause a considerable saving in the 
expense. 

* Your committee, desirous to improve the navigation 

of the river, ordered the gabbards to dredge on the bar g^J^*^ 
of Dodder, in order to deepen it, and they have raised ^'• 
1B21 tons of ballast thereon from the 19th to the 31st Baiiast. 



464 DUBUN ASSEMBLY ROLL, 1786. 

1788. December, and lest any vessels should be damaged Mmu 
during the progress of the work, we published an 

FitouT"" advertisement cautioning all mariners and pilots not 
to attempt to pass it without a sufficiency of water till 
further notice. 

* We also published an advertisement, thati we would 
receive proposals for building and repairing thea.i»t 

oavbanis. gabbards by contract and shall take into consideration 
the proposals for that purpose, as soon as we con- 
veniently can and if eligible contract with the most 
reasonable proposer. 

Acoounu. *The Ballast Office accounts being obliged by act of 
Pariiameni. parliament to be laid before the government and council 
once in three years, we herewith lay before your 
Aiwtract. houours au abstract of the annual receipts and pay- 
ments for your honours' approbation and to have the 
city seal affixed thereto. 

c«*h. * An abstract of the cash is hereunto annexed, which 

we have examined and find there is a balance of. 

£8,216 10s. 4d., on the Ballast Office fund, from which 

deducting £7,903 19s. 6^d., overpaid on the account of 

BiOiuice. the public money, the balance in the hands of alderman 

Hart. Henry Hart, Ballast Master, is £312 10s. 9id. 

* We beg leave further to inform your honours, that 
commis- the commissionors of imprest accounts have, pursuant 

■loners of • t 

impreet to the lato act of parliament, made out and sent out to 
offic"^ this office statements of the Ballast Office accounts and 

of the parliamentary grants for 21 years to April, 
Debt. 1784, by which they bring the office indebted to the 

public in a sum of £17,843 Os. l|d., including 
Office. ^386 Os. 3id., due by the Pilot Office, a copy of their 

abstract of the payments disallowed of, is hereunto 

annexed, all which is humbly submitted to your 

honours.' 
State of the Ballast Office accounts from the 12th 



DUBLIN ASSEMBLY ROLL, 1786. 



465 



S?i»t?^*' 0^ October, 1785, inclusive, to the 18fch day of January, w«6. 



m. ]78. 



1786, exclusive. 



Ballast Office, Dr. 



To balance of la^t quarterns abstract 
To cash received since 



Per contra, Cr. 

By cash paid for raising ballast 

By cash paid for repairing the piles 

By cash paid salaries 

By cash paid for account of gabbards 

By cash paid rent and contingent disb,ursemcnt.s 

By cash paid for account of the lighthouse ... 

By cash paid interest 

By cash paid off debenture No. 9 

By balance 



Ballast Office for the public money, Dr. 



To 



Per contra, Cr. 
By balance over expended per last quarter's abstract 



Ballast 

Office 

accounts. 



£ 8. d. 
8232 9 8 
1059 9 11 



£0;291 19 


7 


£ 8. 


d. 


269 18 10 


85 14 


8 


145 





, 269 14 


8 


55 1 


7 


117 1 


2 


33 3 


4 


100 





8216 10 


4 



£9,29119 7 



£ 8- d 



... 7903 19 6^ 



£7,903 19 6^ 



The Lord Mayor and Board of Aldermen agree with Agreed to. 
the Sheriffs and Commons in the resolution, that the 
Ballast Office committee be continued and be empowered committee, 
to proceed in the business of the office, in such manner 
as their wisdom shall thint meet, and that the city seal city seal. 
be affixed to the Ballast Office accounts. Accounta 

20th January, 1786. 

VOL. XIII. H H 



I7M. 

Oid«r. 

Itoport. 



Imprest 
•ccouuta. 

B*lliist 

omc« 

aooounts. 



466 DUBLIN ASSEMBLY ROLL, 1786. 

Ordered that the contents of the within report bei 
recoinniitted to the Ballast Office committee, who are 
hereby empowered to reconsider the same and report 
their opinion thereon to the next assembly. 

COHMISSIONESS OF IlfF&EST AcCOTTNTS. 

Extract from the commissioners of imprest accounts 
statement of the Ballast Office accounts for twenty-one 
years ending April, 1784, being an abstract of the 
payments, etc., they have disallowed of. 



MXKXliZ.1, 



Extract. 



.uliSJSid. Balance brought down 
From which must 6e 
deducted several 
sums borrowed on 
debentures dis- 
allowed by the 
commissioners of 
accounts amount- 
ing to 

Also errors in the 
accoimt in favour 
of the accountants 



£ s. d. 
7360 16 7 ^i^K 



£5200 



12 4^ 



£5200 12 4| 



The balance in favour of the public 

then would be ... ... £2160 4 2^ 

But there must be added 

A short credit for a boat sold to 

Henry Roche ... ... £70 12 6 



Carried forward, £2,230 16 8J 



DtTBUN ASSEMBLY EOLL, 1786. 467 



BoU xxfii.A. 








£ 8. 


d. 1786. 


m.l78k 


Brought forward, £2,230 16 


Ql Ballatit 
<5 J Office 


Also the following sunif 


! disallowed by 


acooanta. 
PaymentB 




the commissioners i 


Df accounts. 










£ 


s. 


d. 




1. 


Credit claimed for 
a debt on the let 












April, 1763 


3194 


1 


6i 




2. 


Expended on the 
new walls, a 












wrong charge ... 


265 10 


8 




3. 


Interest on money 












borrowed 


6937 


1 


8 




4. 


Entertainments of 
the Lord Mayor 












and committee ... 


566 


3 


6 




5. 


Pensions and 












charities 


1599 


9 


7i 




6. 


Petitions to par- 












liament 


89 


6 


H 




7. 


Fees to clerks of 












parliament 


44 


6 


•2 




8. 


Fees to the clerks 












of the council ... 


8 


4 







9. 


Fees to treasury 












clerks 


9 


2 







10. 


Abstracts of ac- 
counts to parlia- 
ment, government 
and Ballast com- 












mittee 


222 


3 


9 




11. 


Gratuities 


338 13 


9 




12. 


Payments, no pur- 












pose mentioned... 


56 10 







13. 


Sundries 
Carried forward, 


16 


2 


8i 






£12,346 14 10 £2,230 16 


8i 



468 DUBUN ASSEMBLY ROLL, 1786. 

17M. £ S. d. £ 8. d. BoUuiiLA, 

2^TvntM. Brought forward, £12,346 14 10 2,230 16 8J 

Paymeuu 14. Debentures paid off 4960 

disallowed* * 

15. Ofl&cers' salaries, 
appointed without 
the approbation 
of government, 
increase, etc., over 
pajnoient of sala- 
ries ... 4361 19 9 



In all disallowed £21,668 14 7 

Errors in the account in favour of 

the public ... ... 4 8 SJ 



The balance then is ... ...£23,894 

And to this the balance in favour of ,^.177. 

the public on account of the Pilot 

Office, as at the foot thereof will 

appear ... ... 386 3| 



The balance then is ... ...£54,280 3^ 

From which deduct the money 

expended on the Ballast Office 

wall, more than was granted by 

parliament, as at the foot of that 

account will appear ... ... 6,437 If 



The balance in favour of the public 

is £17,843 If 

"Hen: Loftus.— E: Tighe.— Ed: B: Swan.— 
Frederick Flood. — Wm. Montgomery." 
" Auditors of imprests account office '' 
" 10 January, 1786.'' 



DUBLIN ASSEMBLY ROLL, 1786. 469 

m?i77. '^ 1786. January 20. — Admissions to franchise. I's*- 

p f^ Franchise. 

BL io«. 1786. January 20. — Declaration and signatures. Declaration. 

1786. February 9.— Post Assembly. 

[1.] Certain of the commons, to take into consideration comiawB. 
the present com laws : whereupon it was ordered, that 
aldermen Hamilton, Howison, Exshaw, and Alexander, committee, 
together with ten of the commons to be named by the 
Sheriffs and Commons, be and are hereby appointed 
to take the subjecti matter into consideration and report 
their opinion thereon, to a post assembly. 

[The ten of the commons:] Messieurs Binns, Leeche, commons. 
Guinness, Magee, Magrath, Richard Manders, Isaac 
Manders, Farange, Carleton, Andrews. 

[2.] Certain of the commons, to empower committee g^^ 
of city leases to sell a house in College Green out of gate of 
lease: whereupon it was granted, pursuant to the 
prayer of the petition. 

[3.1 Certain of the commons, setting forth that the Twaanrer-s 

*■ "* / o accoimts, 

committee appointed to audit the treasurer's accounts, 
to whom the resolutions, etc., of the governors and 
guardians of the Lying-in-Hospital was referred, have ^yin^;^- 
m. 177 6. made the annexed report of the 6th of February, 1786. 

* We, the committee appointed to audit the treasurer's Report 
accounts, to whom the resolutions, etc., of the governors ooverno™. 
and guardians of the Lying-in-Hospital were referred, Guardiana. 
beg leave to inform your honours, that from the said 
resolutions your committee apprehended the said 
governors and guardians intended to establish a Demand for 
demand against your honours for supporting eight «ight teds, 
beds in said hospital from the year 1767, but your 
committee, on very minute enquiry into this matter, 
do not find or apprehend that the said governors and 
guardians can have any legal claim or demand against Jj^j 
your honours for that or any other matter, inasmuch, 
as your committee, upon their search amongst your 
honours' records, can find no act of your honours Recopd.*. 



470 DUBLIN ASSEMBLY ROLL, 1 786. 

i7«6. relative to said demand or claim, but the one following J?^^?*-* 

Demand. Oib.177*. 

which was made at Michaelmas assembly, 17B7, 

mosm! " Bartholomew Mosse, surgeon and licentiate in 

midwifery, setting forth that in the year 1746, he 

Hospital, opened an hospital in George's lane for the reception 

lane. ^^d relief of poor lying-in women (the first of the kind 

attempted in his majesty's dominions) and in the space 
of 12 years received and delivered 397B poor women of 
2101 boys and 1948 girls ; that finding the said hospital 
too small for receiving the number of women daily 
applying for admittance, was induced to take a lease 

Britiin for ever of a piece of ground in Great Britain street, 
whereon he hath built a commodious hospital capable 
of containing IBO beds. 

" That in order to establish this great charity for 

J^J^ ever, he hath obtained his majesty's royal charter for 
the same and to secure and ascertain the relief of 
the poor of this city in particular hath procured the 
nomination of the Lord Mayor, Eecorder and Sheriffs 

Governors, of the said city (for the time being) to be governors and 
guardians. 

" That the said governors and guardians, at a late 

Bed*. meeting, directed him to erect 60 beds and to provide m. itb. 
the necessary bedding and furniture for the reception 
of the patients, which he had accordingly done, that 
the said 60 beds were divided into twelve wards, four 
of which contain eight beds each, that one of these 
large wards is called the parliament ward, distin- 
guished by the king's arms, and another the city of 
Dublin ward distinguished by the city's arms, that 
the expense of erecting each bed with its necessary, 
furniture, according to a pattern agreed to by the 
governors, is £12 l&s. 9d., the expense of supporting 
each bed for the first year will amount to £12 10s., 
and each bed may relieve 16 women in said time, so 

ExpenM. that the expense of the beds for the city ward amounts 



DITBLIK ASSEMBLY BOLL, 1786. 471 

•Roll «iii.A. to £102 68., and the support of the same for one year ^J^- 

in. 178. ' ^^ *' Support. 

£100, which may relieve in said time 128 women and 
as many children, and therefore prays that a sum of 
money might be granted him for defraying the expense O"^"*- 
of erecting tlie beds of the city ward and supporting 
the same for one year, as should be thought proper. 
Whereupon it was ordered, that the city treasurer do, order, 
on the Lord Mayor's warranto, pay the petitioner Payment 
£102 6s., sterling, being the expense of erecting eight 
beds in the city ward in the Lying-in-Hospital, the 
same to be allowed the treasurer in his accounts." 

* And your committee further inform your honours, 
that Dr. Eock and Mr. Higgins, the secretary and iSSinB. 
register to said governors and guardians, attended 
your committee and on hearing said act of assembly 
read, seemed to relinquish such claim.' SSS?'*^^ 

And the said commons, praying to confirm the said order, 
report and make the same an act of assembly: it was 
thereupon granted, the committee's report confirmed 
and made an act of assembly, and that the city law Law agent, 
agent be instructed to attend to any motion that may 
be made in the house of commons on behalf of the^^^^ 
governors and guardians of the Lying-in-Hospital, that 
may tend to affect the interest of the corporation of ^^5^**' 
this city. ^"^ 

1786. February 16. — Post Assembly. 

[1.] Certain of the commons, setting forth that the 
committee appointed to take into consideration the com com lawa. 
laws, have made the annexed report of the 14th day 
of February, 1786. 

' We, the committee appointed at a post assembly Beporu 
10.176 6. held at the Tholsel of the city of Dublin on the 9Ui Thoi»eL 
day of February instant, to take into consideration 
the com laws now in being and the injurious effects corn lawfc 
thereof to this [city], beg leave to inform your honours, 



472 



DFBLTN ASSEMBLY HOLL, 1786. 



17>«. 



Export, 
bo nil ties. 



Ports in 
Irelnud. 



I>uMtn. 
Order. 



City Mol 

Petition to 
lioumf of 
colli IllOUg. 



Petition. 



Bounty on 
Kruiu. 



City of 
Dublin. 



Tolls and 
customs. 



that having met on the 13th day of February afor©- ^^y^^ 
said and enquired into and considered the said subject 
mattor, are unanimously of opinion, that the same 
export bounties which are now given on wheat, oats, 
barley, here, rye, meslin, peas, and beans from every 
other port in Ireland should be extended to the city 
of Dublin.' 

And the said commons, praying to confirm the said 
report and make the same an act of assembly : it was 
thereupon granted, the committee's rei)ort confirmed 
and made an act of assembly, and that the annexed 
petition be engrossed and put under the city seal and 
presented to the honourable house of commons. 



right 



Petition. 

honourable and 
and burgesses 



honourable tte 
in parliament 



*To the 
knights, citizens 
assembled. 

* The petition of the Lord Mayor, Sheriffs, commons, 
and citizens of the city of Dublin in common council 
assembled. 

* Humbly sheweth. 

* That great injury arises to the agriculture of this 
kingdom and to the inhabitants of this metropolis, by 
the city of Dublin being excluded from a participation 
of the bounty on the export of grain. 

* May it therefore please this honourable house to 
extend the bounty to this city on all wheat, oats, barley, 
bere, rye, meslin, peas, and beans, which shall be 
exported therefrom.' 

1786. ifarch 24.— Post Assembly. , 

[1.] " Eesolved, that the bill this day read relative 

to the tolls and customs 1)6 laid before the Recorder 

for his perusal, and that he be requested, in case 

said bill and the clauses therein contained are not 



. 17& 



DUBLIN ASSEMBLY ROLL, 1786. 473 

S^W"*"'^* sufficient to protect the city's right to such tolls and Jj^;^ 
customs, to draw such further clauses as he shall '^•^^*' 
think proper, and that when Mr. Eecorder considers 
the same, that it be returned to Mr. Wolfe." ^o^'*- 

The Lord Mayor and Board of Aldermen request 
the concurrence of the Sheriffs and Commons in the^SJ^nce. 
foregoing resolution, and that the city law agent be 
ordered to attend the Recorder at such times as he shall Becorder. 
appoint. — Allowed. 

1786. April 3.— Post Assembly. 

[1.] Certain of the commons, k) oppose a bill which S*giS*JSd 
passed the house of commons and now under con- SSl^'"* 
sideration of the house of lords, relative to the tolls 
and customs: whereupon it was ordered, that Mr. 
Eecorder be instructed to prepare a petition to the Jj^^f' 
house of lords against the alteration made in the bill 
which passed in the house of commons relative to the 
tolls and customs, that the city seal be affixed thereto, 
and that the same do stand the petition of this city, 
and that the parliamentary committee be empowered 
to oppose tvhe same in every stage of it, and employ 
such counsel as they shall think proper. CouMeu 

Petition prepared, engrossed, put under the city seal, city eeau 
and presented to the house of lords accordingly. 

* James Shiel. — James Hamilton. — ^Thomas Blackall. 
— ^Killner Swettenham. — Thomas Emerson. — Joseph 
L3niam. — ^Henry Hart. — James Horan. — Nathaniel 
Warren. — ^Willoughby Lightbume.' 

m. 190. 1 786. April 28.— Second Friday after Easter.^ 

[1.] " We, the Lord Mayor and Board Gf Aldermen, Election of 
have this day elected alderman George Alcock to serve Major, 
in the place or office of Lord Mayor of the said city for 

1 EMter day, 16 April, 1786. 



474 DUBLIN ASSEMBLY BOLL, 1786. 

1786. the ensuing year commencing from Michaelmas next, Jj^^jJ*^*- 

Lord and do hereby return the said alderman George Alcock 

to you the Sheriffs and Commons of the said city for 

your approbation. 

" James Shiel, Lord Mayor." 

"We, the Sheriffs and Commons of the city of 

Dublin in common council assembled, have this day 

Alcock, by ballot approved of alderman Greorge Alcock to serve 

Major. in the ofl&ce of Lord Mayor of the said city for the 

ensuing year commencing from Michaelmas next. 

"John Sankey, Hugh Trevor, Sheriffs." m.iflo«L 

Nomination [2.] " Wc, the Sheriffs and Commons of the common 

Sheriff*, council of the city of Dublin, have this day by ballot 

nominated the following eigljt freemen of the said city 

resident within the said city or liberties thereto 

adjoining, each of them worth in real and personal 

estate in possession the sum of £2,000, sterling, over 

and above all their just debts, that is to say, William 

Humphrey of King street Oxmantown merchant, James 

Napper Tandy of Bride street merchant, Patrick Ewing 

of James's street merchant, Samuel Collins of Aston's 

quay merchant, Thomas Fleming of Smock alley 

painter stainer, Jeremiah DOlier of Dame street 

goldsmith, George Digby of Grafton street merchant, 

and William Thompson of Dame street merchant, as 

fit persons to serve in the office of Sheriffs of the said 

city, and do hereby return the names with the additions 

of the said eight persons to you the Lord Mayor and 

aldermen of the said city, in order to your electing two 

of the said persons to be Sheriffs of the said city for 

the ensuing year commencing from Michaelmas next. 

" John Sankey, Hugh Trevor, Sheriffs." 

"We, the Lord Mayor and Board of Aldermen of 

Election, the city of Dublin, have this day elected by ballot 

Thompiion. William Thompson of Dame-street merchant, and 



DUBLIN ASSEMBLY ROLL, 1786. 47B 

2^jj^-^ Thomas Pleming of Smock alley painter stainer out ^^ 
of the eight persons returned to us by the Sheriffs and g|^J[» 
Commons as fit persons to serve in the oflBce of Sheriffs 
of the said city for the ensuing year commencing from 
Michaelmas next. 

" James Shiel, Lord Mayor." 

m. 189. [3«] "Resolved, that no question be put upon any city 

petition whatever from any of the city officers or 
servants for a gratuity or increase of salary, until such s^^y- 
time as the act of assembly for increasing the city's 
revenue and lessening her expenses be first repealed, 
so that they may be all placed upon an equal footing." 

" Resolved unanimously, that the said resolution be 
sent to the Lord Mayor and Board of Aldermen 
requesting their concurrence to the same." 

The Lord Mayor and Board of Aldermen agree with Agreed to. 
the Sheriffs and Commons in the above resolution. 

[4.] Mr. William Mylne, praying leave to resign his JJf^^^ 
employment of engineer of the pipe water works: 
whereupon it was ordered, that Mr. Mylne's resignation f^^^ 
be accepted of, and that the thanks of this corporation Thauks. 
be presented to him under the city seal for his upright city smi. 
and faithful discharge of the duties of the office of 
engineer of the pipe water works, and that the pipe 
water committee be empowered to present Mr. Mylne 
with a piece of plate not exceeding the value of £30, {JJ^^JJ**- 
with such inscription as the committee shall think p**<«- 
proper. 

" Resolved, that it be an instruction to the pipe water J^5f,^[jjjj 
committee to request Mr. Mylne to superintend the pipe Myine. 
water works, until an officer is appointed in his room." 

The Lord Mayor and Board of Aldermen agree with Agreed to. 
the Sheriffs and Commons in the foregoing resolution. 

[6.] Certain of the commons, setting forth that the city pipe 
committee appointed for Better supplying the city of 



476 DITBLIN ASSEMBLY ROLL, 1786. 

17H6. Dublin with pipe water have made the annexed report m^ 

of the 24th day of April, 1786. 

B*i**>rt. « w>, the committee appointed for better supplying 

tlio city of Dublin with pipe water, inform your 
honours, that we have attended very carefully to the 
business to us committed since our last report. On the 
30th (lay of January last your committee met and Mr. 

Bn>wn. Goorco Brown, a cotton and linen stamper, having 

cot toil tni o » X w 

hti'n%r. applied to US for a further supply of water to carry 
on his business near the tongue adjoining the city 
water course, we ordered Mr. Browne to get an 
adtlitional bore of two inches on his paying £3, a year 
Tax. additional tax, which with his former tax makes the 

sum of £5 yearly. 

*0n the 6th day of February last we again met 

Myi,.e. ftnd Mr. Mylne, your honours' engineer, having 

reported to us, that the wheel and framing of the 

iHiand engine at Island Bridge were so much decayed, that it 

ei-Kine. became absolutely necessary for them to be renewed, 

for which purpose a quantity of oak timber would be 

wanted. We empowered Mr. Mylne to get a sufficient 

quantity of such timber for the above mentioned 

purpose. On same day we received a letter from Mr. 

Gittdweu. Gladwell, secretary to the corporation for paving, to 

Service. have a service laid from College Green to Lazor's Hill, 

(ireento oppositc the Incurablc Hospital, for the purpose of 

^^^' supplying a conduit they intended to erect there, which 

we referred to Mr. Mylne, who on the 13th February 

aforesaid reported to your committee. 

Maine's " That in compliance with the order of your oom- 

mittee, he had taken the request into consideration and 

that he was well convinced, how extremely anxious 

your honours would be to coincide with the wishes and 

requests of that board, yet that he thought it his duty 

to point out the fatal consequences that must ensue 

should the request be complied with, and accordingly 



DUBLIN ASSEMBLY BOLL, 1786. 477 

Roll xxiiiA. amongst other things informed your committee, that iTse. 

it must prove ruinous to the services of Stephen's Green, Buinous to 
Hume street, Leeson street, Cuffe street, Upper Merrion Q^^®ete. 
street, Kildare street, upper part of Dawson street and 
upper part of Grafton street, and totally destroy the 
service of Ely place, and more or less affect every 
service of this main from Grafton sti^eet and College 
Green to the extreme parts of this city and concluded 
by hoping, that the right honourable board upon con- 
sidering the matter would not only give up the proposi- 
tion of supplying with water such a conduit on Lazor's conduit. 
Hill from the main in College Green, but would also 
allow the water to be discontinued from the same main 
for the use of the two pipes on the Wood quay." 

* And your committee inform your honours, that they to^^ 
ordered the Town Clerks to send a copy of said report Report, 
to Mr. Gladwell, to be by him laid before the corpora- oiadweiL 
tion for paving. 

*0n the 20th day of March we again met and it 
appearing that a breach had been made in the water ^^^ ^ 
course opposite messieurs Reynolds' quarry, occasioned ^^{ds- 
by their quarrying too near the bank, we ordered the ^^'^y- 
Town Clerks to serve notice on the said Reynolds Notice, 
informing them that unless they repaired said breaches 
forthwith, they should be sued for the same agreeable 
to act of parliament, 
m. 188 ft. *0n the 27th day of March aforesaid the security security, 
for Mr. George Moore, one of your honours' collectors, JJS^^,^ 
having declined to be further bound for him, we 
ordered him to deliver up to your honours' supervisor 
his books and what cash he had in his hands, but on 
the 3rd of April instant, alderman Alcock having Aicock. 
informed your committee, that he would be accountable 
for Mr. Moore until such time as he should give new 
security, we ordered him to get a new book. security. 

*That Margaret Murtagh, the widow of Bryan ^S^*:;?^' 



478 



BITBLIN ASSEMBLY EOLL, 1786. 



1788. 
Contraoior. 



Cbailty. 
Older. 



Auditors of 

accounts. 

Hamilton, 

city 



B«pori. 
Accounts. 



Rental. 



Arrears. 



Disburse* 
ments. 



Murtagh, late contractor for the digging, filling, etc., S!?©^**" 
over the mains, having petitioned your committee to be 
continued in the employment which her late husband 
enjoyed, we could not think of continuing a woman 
in such an employment, but recommend her to your 
honours as a fit and proper object for your honours' 
charity.' 

And the said commons, praying to confirm the said 
report and make the same an act of assembly : where- 
upon it was granted, the committee's report confirmed 
and made an act of assembly. 

[6.] Certain of the commons, setting forth that the 
committee of auditors of the accounts of alderman 
James Hamilton, city treasurer, have made the annexed 
report of the 24th day of March, 1786. 

* We, the committee appointed to audit the accounts 
of alderman James Hamilton, city treasurer, for the m. u7. 
rents, issues and profits of the said city commencing 
Michaelmas 1784, and ending Michaelmas 1786, beg 
leave to inform your honours, that we have carefully 
examined the same, together with the several vouchers 
relative thereto. Your honours' treasurer laid before 
us a rental of your honours' estate, as it stood the 
29th day of September, 1786, together with the arrears 
of rent due the preceding year. We charged him with 
the arrears of rent due Michaelmas 1784, and with 
the entire rental of your honours' estate, as it stood 
Michaelmas 1786, together with such other incidental 
issues and profits as accrued in that time, amounting 
in the whole to the sum of £27,969 6s. 9d. 

*We find the disbursements, including the arrears 
of rent due Michaelmas 1786, amounting to £9,447 
18s. lid., and also including a sum of £287 16s. 2d., 
interest money in advance for your honours from 29th 
September, 1784, to the 29th September, 1786, amount 
in the whole to the sum of £32,388 16s. 4d., to which m. is? ». 



DUBLIN ASSEMBLY BOLL, 1786. 479 

RoUmii.A. the sum of £608 lis. 4d., poundage on £12,171 68. G^d., i788. 
net money received at five per cent, being added, makes 
the discharge amount to £32,997 6s. 8d., so that there oificharge. 
appears due to the treasurer upon this account ending 
the 29th September, 1786, the sum of £6,028 Os. lid. 

* That upon the auditing of your treasurer's accounts 
respecting the pipe water revenue commencing 29th fjj^^*®' 
September, 1784, and ending 29th September, 1785, 

there appears a further balance due to him upon that 
account of a sum of £166 Is. 10|d., which remains a 
charge on the pipe water fund, and is not transferred 
to the city account, so that the balance due to your^j^^e 
honours' treasurer upon the general account of the 
corporation ending 29th September, 1786, appears to 
be £6,194 2s. 9^d. 

* And your committee having found that the whole 
accounts were stated with the utmost accuracy, unani- Accuracy, 
mously resolved, that the thanks of this committee be Thanka. 

111. 18C presented to alderman James Hamilton for the very 
correct and explicit manner in which his accounts are 
stated, and for his remarkable attention to the interest 
of the corporation by the faithful discharge of the trust 
reposed in him.' 

And the said commons, praying to confirm the said order, 
report and make the same an act of assembly : where- 
upon it WM granted, the oommittee's report confirmed 
and made an act of assembly. 

[7.] Certain of the commons, setting forth that^ the 
committee appointed for conducting the tontine business ^^^ 
have made the annexed report of the 21st day of April, 
1786. 

' We, the committee appointed for conducting the Report 
tontine business and to examine into the death of the Death of 

annuitaxits. 

annuitants, etc., beg leave to inform your honours, that 
we met on the 2l8t day of April, instant, when your 



480 DUBLIN ASSEMBLY BOLL, 1786. 

1788. honours' treasurer laid before your committee thej^ia?^^ 

following information, videlicet. 

" The corporation of the city of Dublin in the year 
" 1776 raised a sum of £53,000, by a tontine scheme 
** divided into five classes, — 

" Three classes of single lives at £10,000 

each ... ... ... £30,000 

** Two classes of double lives ... ... 23,000 



Tontine 
■cheme. 



£63,000 



Nominees " Siuco which there are ten nominees dropped in the 

dropped. 

FiMidaae. " fi^st class of siuglo livcs subscribers for £100 each, 
sinirieiiyes. "making together the sum of £1,000, by which there m. we*. 

"is an annual increase in this class to the surviving 

"nominees of lis. Id. per cent, per annum. 
Sjwond ** In the second class of single lives there are three 

Single lives, "nominees dropped subscribers for £600, by which 

" there is an annual increase in this class to the 

" surviving nominees of 6s. 4d. per cent, per annum. 
Third "In the third class of single lives there are six 

olasg. 

Single lires. " nominees dropped subscribers for £1,000, by which 
" there is an annual increase in this class to the 
"surviving nominees of lis. Id. per cent, per annum. 

DouWe " In the first and second class of double lives there 

lires. 

" is yet no instance of both lives being dropped, in some 

" few cases one of the nominees is dead." 
* Your committee inform your honours, that upon 

such information, they resolved that in future the 
Sub- subscribers to the tontine scheme be paid one half per 

Payment, cout. ou all such sums as they are entitled unto, when 

it amounts to a sum sufi&cient for that purpose and 
Account that they find there is an unsettled account with the 
Geaie. representatives of alderman Geale, late treasurer, on the 

tontine fund and until such time as your committee 



DUBLIN ASSEMBLY ROLL, 1786. 481 

Bou xriu.A. can obtain such accounts, they cannot make a final i/se. 

m. 186 6. -> J Accounts. 

report to your honours.' 

And the said commons, praying to confirm the said order, 
m- 185. report and make the same an act of assembly : where- 
upon it was granted, the committee's report confirmed 
and made an act of assembly. 

[8.] James M*Cabe, praying to be paid the amount M-oabe. 
of two city bonds for £100 each : whereupon it was city bond*, 
granted, pursuant to the prayer of the within petition Payment 
and that two bonds for the sum of £100 each, bearing 
interest at the rate of £B per cent, per annum be 
prepared and put under the city seal. 

[9.1 Certain of the commons to reimburse the Lord Lpi^ 

•■ ■■ Mayor. 

Mayor for insuring the Mansion House, out offices, and ^^^ 
furniture against fire : whereupon it was ordered, that i»«^'»««- 
the city treasurer do pay the Lord Mayor the sum of Payment. 
£9 14s. 6d. for the reasons above mentioned, the same 
to be allowed in his accounts. 

[10.] Nathaniel Trumbull, to be paid the usual sum Tnunbuu. 
of twenty guineas for his keeping the bakers' accounts 
and making out the assize of bread for one year: ^^Jf ^ 
whereupon it was ordered, that the city treasurer do, 
on the Lord Mayor's warrant, pay the above named Payment. 
Nathaniel Trumbull the sum of £22 IBs., the same to 
be allowed in his accounts. 

[11.] John Giles, serjeant at mace, praying to b^^Sdintat 



continued: whereupon it was ordered, that the within 
named John Giles be and is hereby continued one of 
the Serjeants at mace for said city during the city's 
pleasure not exceeding one year ending Easter 
assembly 1787, he giving such security for the faithful security. 
discharge of the duties of said office and redelivery of 
.1856. of the silver mace, as the Lord Mayor and Sheriffs shall 
approve, said security to be entered into in one month 
from this date or this order for continuing the petitioner 
to be void. 

VOL. xm. I X 



482 DUBLIN ASSEMBLY ROLL, 1786. 

uimtf. fl2.] Thomas Massey, Serjeant at mace, the like, like Jj^j|f * 
order. 

ciwke, [13.] James Clarke, the like, like order. 

o'N«ui. [14.] John Vernon O'Neill, the like, like order. 

M-cieery. [15.] Andrew M*Cleery, the like^ appointed serjeant 
at mace. 

JSST*" [^^'1 Joseph Ravenscroft, praying to be appointed 

EJJ^. green keeper: whereupon it was ordered, that the 
within named Joseph Ravenscroft be and is hereby 
appointed one of the green keepers during the city's 
pleasure, at the usual salary. 

J^jjjjj*" [17.] Rose Bourke, widow, praying to be considered for 

losses of her sustenance by the house in College Green : 
whereupon it was ordered, that the city treasurer do, 

Payment, on the Lord Mayor's warrant, pay the petitioner the 
sum of ten guineas on her giving up the quiet and 

oreeST peaceable possession of the house in College Green 

BftTen. known by the name of the Raven, the same to be 
allowed in his accounts. 

JJid?!?^ [18.] Margaret Murtagh, widow, praying aid : where- 
upon it was ordered, that the city treasurer do, on the 

Grant. Lord Mayor's warrant, pay the petitioner j66, sterling, 
the same to be allowed in his accounts. 

Mathewa, [19.] Robert Mathews praying aid: whereuponit was 
ordered, that the city treasurer do, on the Lord Mayor's 

Grant Warrant, pay the within named Robert Mathews thea.ia 
sum of £3 8s. 3d., sterling, the same to be allowed in 
his accounts, and that said Robert Mathews do not 
get any other sum whatever for or on account of the 
reasons in his said petition mentioned. 

Myers. [20.] Margaret Myers praying aid : whereupon it was 

ordered, that the city treasurer do, on the Lord Mayor's 

Grant. Warrant pay the petitioner the sum of £3, the same 
to be allowed in his accounts. 

Clarke. [2L] Auuo Clarke Elizabeth Clarke, and Deborah 

Butter. Butler, praying aid: whereupon it was ordered, that 



DUBLIN ASSEMBLY ROLL, 1786. 483 

^11 MiiiA the petitioners be paid the sum of three guineas by the iTse 
city treasurer, the same to be allowed in his accounts, ™^ 
and that they also be paid the salary up to this day. 

[22.] Eobert Napper, praying aid: whereupon it was Napper 
ordered, that the city treasurer do, on the Lord Mayor's 
warrant, pay petitioner the sum of £3, the same to Grant, 
be allowed in his accounts. 

[23.] The report of the committee of directors of the ^^t 
Ballast Oflloe to the general assembly the 26th April, 
1786. 

* Since our last report to your honours, we continued Report, 
our utmost endeavours to conduct the business of the 
office in the best manner, and we contracted with Mr. 
Hugh MurpEy, shipwright, to build a gabbard for the Murphy, 

m- 184 6. sum of £440, and also to repair the old gabbards upon ^^^^ 
the following terms, that when a gabbard wants large 
repairs, he is to give an estimate of the expense and ^^^Jg 
repair her for the amount of such estimate, and if 
in course of the repair any saving can be made, he 
is to deduct it from the amount of the estimate and 
any small repairs he is to do at the common rates of 
the city, and if any of his charges for repairs shall be 
thought unreasonable, they are to be referred to any 
of the owners of gabbards or master shipwrights in 
this city, and he is to accept of such payment as they 
shall judge reasonable, and he is to be supplied with 
all iron work for repairs. If he neglects to repair 
any gabbard after being directed to repair her, he 
is to pay a guinea for each day's delay. We have 
let Mr. Murphy the yard belonging to the office on office on 
Eogerson's quay and he has contracted to pay £30<i'»y- 
per annum for the same. Kent. 

* The repairs of the piles have been continued under poes, 
the direction of John Cantrell the contractor for that caatreu. 
work, and we are of opinion he is executing his contract 
with fidelity and diligence. 



484 



DUBLIN ASSEMBLY BOLL, 1786. 



178& 

LMt 

report 



PayineiiU 
dlaaUow«L 



Inpivtft 
acooante. 

Balanoe 
doe. 



Cadh. 



Balance. 

Hart 

Act for 
Yesting 
Ballast 
Office in a 
new 

corpora- 
tion. 



Ballast 

Office 

accounts. 



*Your oommittee having, agreeably to yourM^i-A. 
honours' order, reconsidered our last report of the 
18th day of January, and the 

" Abstract annexed thereto of the payments on the 
" Ballast Office accounts, which have been disallowed 
"by the commissioners of imprest accounts," 

* Are of opinion that there is not such a balance due 
to the public by this office, as the said commissioners 
have stated. 

* An abstract of the cash is hereunto annexed, which 

we have examined and find there is a balanoe of n. is& 
£8,316 17s. 6|d., on the Ballast Office fund, from 
which deducting £7,903 19s. 6^d., over paid on the 
account of the public money, the balance in the hands 
of alderman Henry Hart, Ballast Master, is £412 18s. 

* We presume, the Act, which has passed both 
Houses of Parliament, will in a few days receive the 
Royal Assent, by which the management of this Office, 
after being for seventy eight years under the direction 
of the Corporation of this city, is vested in a new 
corporation appointed by the said Act, together with 
all money, effects, etc., belonging to the Office. 

* All which is hximbly submitted to your honours.' 
State of the Ballast Office accounts from the 18th 

day of January, 1786, inclusive, to the 26th day of 
April, 1786, exclusive. 



Ballast Office, Dr. 



To balanoe of last quarter's abstract 
To canh received since 



£ s.d. 
.. 8216 10 4 

... 1235 8 8 
£0,461 19 



Per contra, Cr. 



By cash paid for raising ballast 
By cash paid for repairing the piles 
By cash paid salaries 
By cash paid for account of gabbards 



£ 9, &, 
... 229 2 

... 86 1 2 

... 145 

... 286 10 10 

Carried forward, £746 14 



DUBLIN ASSEMBLY HOLL, 1786. 48B 



HoU xxilLA. 


£ s. 


d- 1788. 


*»' ^®.: Brought forward. 


£746 14 


Ballast 


By cash paid rent aad oontingent disbursements 


. 834 8 


51 Offloe 
iMx^ounts 


By cash paid for aoooont of the lighthouse 


. 13 4 





By cash paid interest 


41 





Byhalanoe 


.. 8816 17 


^ 




£8,461 19 





Ballast Office for the public money, Dr. 








£ 8. 


d. 


To 


— 




Per contra, Cr. 








£ 8. 


d. 


By cash over expended per last quarter's abstract 


. 7908 19 


«* 




£7,9(B 19 


6* 



m. 188 b. 28th April, 1786. — Granted, the committee's report order, 
confirmed and made an act of assembly. 

E-5u 1786. April 28. — Admissions to franchise. Fnnohise. 

c- 8- 1786. April 28.— Declaration and signatures. gj^™* 

m. 183 ft. 1786. June 19. — Post Assembly. 

[1.] Certain of the commons, to support the city's cit/snght 
right to certain port duties on ooals, etc.: whereupon Jj^^"^ 
it was ordered, that the contents of the within petition 
be referred to the committee appointed for conducting 
the city's law business, who are hereby empowered to 
enquire into the same and report their opinion thereon 
to the next quarter assembly or to a post assembly 
to be convened for that purpose. 

* James Shiel. — James Horan. — James Hamilton. — 
Killner Swettenham. — Thomas Emerson. — John 
Exshaw. — ^Henry Howison. — ^Henry Gore Sankey. — 
Eichard Moncrieflfe. — Gteorge Aloock. — William 
Alexander. — Thomas Greene.' 

in.i». 1786. July 21.— Fourth Friday after the 24th of 

June. 

[1.] Certain of the commons, to appoint a committee j^^^^^ 
to provide furniture for the Mayoralty house: where- Future. 



486 DUBLIN ASSEMBLY ROLL, 1786. 

17W. upon it was ordered, that the right honourable thej»" 

house. Lord Mayor, Sheriffs, treasurer, masters of the city 
works, aldermen Dunn, Horan, Aloock, Alexander, 
and eight of the commons to be named by the Sheriffs 
and Commons, or any five of them, whereof the Lord 
ifayor when present and one of the Sheriffs to be 
always two, and in the absence of the Lord Mayor, the 
senior alderman present to preside, be and are hereBy 
Committee, appointed a committee to provide such furniture for 
runituxe. the use of the Mayoralty house as may be necessary, 
Expense. ^\^q expouso attending same not to exceed £100, and 
who are liereby empowered to draw on the city treasurer 
for said sum and to be allowed him in his accounts, 
shall be kept separate and no money paid out but by»-M9^ 
order of the committee. 
Commons. [The* eight of the commons:] Mr. Robert Smith, Mr. 
M'Cready, Mr. Magee, Mr. Carleton, Mr. Ray, Mr. 
Lord, Mr. Norton,- Mr. Richard Manders. 
Herbece. [2.] Certain of the commons, to grant the herbage of 
surphen'f Saint Stephen's Green to alderman George Alcock, 
AiiSSdL Lord Mayor elect, during his Mayoralty: whereupon 
it was granted, pursuant to the prayer of the petition. 
Franchise. [3.] Certain of the commons, for freedom to the right 
chlthlm. honourable John, Earl of Chatham : whereupon it was 
granted, gratis, pursuant to the prayer of the petition. 
off^SSim. Ordered, that a certificate of the freedom this day 
granted to the right honourable John, Earl of Chatham, 
City neai. be cugrosscd, put imder the city seal, and presented to 
his lordship by the Lord Mayor and Sheriffs. 

[4.] Certain of the commons, setting forth that the 

committee appointed for better supplying the city of 

waten ^ Dublin with pipe water have made the annexed report 

of the 17th day of July instant. 
Beport. * We, the committee appointed for better supplying 

the city of Dublin with pipe water, inform your 
honours, that we have very diligently attended to the 



m. 196. 



DUBLIN ASSEMBLY EOLL, 1786. 487 

Roll xxiii.A. business to us commilled since our last report. On the iTse. 

m. 190 b, * 

1st day of May last we met and your honours haying at 5^^*- 
last assembly agreed to accept of the resignation of Mr. Myine. 
Mylne, your engineer, and you having also empowered us 
to present Mr. Mylne with a piece of plate not exceeding ^^ »' 
the value of £30, with a proper inscription thereon, in 
consideration of his upright and faithful discharge of 
the duties of his office. We appointed a sub-committee 
to prepare such inscription, who in consequence thereof tiX"^ 
prepared the following. 

" Easter Assembly, 28th April, 1786." 

" The Lord Mayor, Aldermen, Sheriffs and Commons 
" of the city of Dublin unanimously voted this piece of 
'•plate to be presented to William Mylne, esquire, 
" engineer to their pipe water works, in tesj:impny of 
" their entire approbation of the laudable exertions of 
" his great abilities in rescuing those great works from 
" the very bad condition they were in and bringing 
" them to a state of perfection." 

** Signed by order 

"Benjamin Taylor." ^ 

and I " Town Clerks." 

"John Allen." J 

* And your committee accordingly presented Mr. Present*- 
Mylne with a piece of plate of his own choice, agreeable p^*«- 
to your honours' order, with the above inscription, and 
that Mr. Mylne has promised to superintend the pipe 
water works until an officer is appointed in his room 
and which promise Mr. Mylne punctually performs. 

*0n the 8th day of May, aforesaid, we met and 
received a proposal from messieurs William and John ^^^ 
Alder to supply the works with 50 tons of elm timber gim^ 
at £4 10s. per ton, and finding that such timber was 
wanting, we agreed to receive the same at three month's 
credit. 



488 DUBLIN ASSEIIBLY BOLL, 1786. 

1786. ' On the 15th day of May aforesaid, we ordered that bosit^l 

coiieotors. in future the dififerent collectors shall, the first Monday 
£?^ in every month, bring such distress or distresses as they 

may have in their possession for pipe water reat to the 
T^oueh Tholsel, to be there sold by public auction by the City 

Marshal. On the 22nd of May aforesaid, we again 
iMoiTen- ^Q^ ^jjj jj, appearing to us that several insolvencies are 

continued in the rental, we ordered that the supervisors 

of the pipe water revenue do discontinue the charge of 
Arreft»- all such arrears as are reported by the collectors to be 

insolvent and irrecoverable, provided such reports be 

confirmed by some gentlemen of the committee 

appointed to examine them. 

* That Mr. Reilly, who was one of the securities for 
SSSIftor. Mr- George Moore, one of your collectors, having 

declined to become further bound for him and Mr. 
George Moore having proposed councillor George 
Security. Moore as security in the stead of Mr. Reilly, we agreed 
to receive said security and also ordered that all the 
ofiicers belonging to this committee should be subject 
to the pipe water tax. 

* On the 19th day of June last, we again met and 
having received information that the persons inhabiting 

pilinkitt the sheds at the end of Plunkett street near Patrick street 

street. 

had refused to pay the pipe water tax, we referred this 
matter to Mr. Mylne, who on the 26th June aforesaid 
reported to your committee. 

" That he had examined the sheds, which certainly 

couection. camo uudor the collection, as they were valued to the 
minister and are tenanted as dwelling houses day and 
night." 

Payment of « Whercupon wc Ordered the collector to enforce pay- 
ment of the pipe water tax from the different 
inhabitants of said sheds. 

* On the 3rd day of July instant, we again met andm.i«. 
Memorial, having reccivod a memorial from the inhabitants of 



DUBLIN ASSEMBLY EOLL, 1786. 489 

S?i8?*"*^ Mark street to have a pipe laid in said street for aiTse. 
supply of water, we referred the same to Mr. Mylne,«ttJet. 
who reported to your committee. 

" That the expense of laying down such main would SJE^^*** 
be about £12, and that the revenue arising to your 
honours thereby will be about £6 10s. yearly." ReTonne. 

* And your committee finding it would be advan- 
tageous to your honours to have such main laid down, Main, 
we ordered the same to be done under the inspection of 
Mr. Mylne. 

' That having taken into consideration the long and 
faithful services of William Mylne, esquire, in the office Myine. 
he formerly enjoyed, together with his great abilities 
therein, are of opinion and do recommend, that he be 
reinstated in said employment, he having assented Beinstated. 
thereto.' 

And the said commons, praying to confirm the said ord«r. 
report and make the same an act of assembly : it was 
thereupon granted, the committee's report confirmed 
and made an act of assembly. 

[B.] Certain of the commons, setting forth that the 
cdmmittee appointed for inspecting city leases near city leates. 
expiring have made the annexed report of the 18th day 
of July, 1786. 

*We, the committee appointed for inspecting cityseport 
leases near expiring, inform your honours, that we met 
on the 22nd day of March last and proceeded to set by 
public cant to the highest and fairest bidder for 96PobUccant. 
years from the 2Bth March aforesaid, all that piece or 
plot of ground No. 3. part of the pest houses in Thomas ^^ 
street, formerly demised to Lord Luttrell, and several Jjjj^i^ 
m-iwd. persons having appeared and bid on the said setting, 

and Mr. Mathew Gibbons having bid the sum of 14s. aibboni. 
per foot for the same and no person having bid so 
much, we thereupon declared him the highest bidder 



490 DUBLIN ASSEMBLY ROLL, 1786. 



, Bon xziiLA. 



1788. and the taker thereof, and we agreed that the rent for J? iwt 

said piece of ground should not commence until the 29th 
day of September next, and that the taker should not 

THimberon ^ entitled to lodge timber on the flank walls of the 
houses adjoining, without the consent of the proprietors 
of said walls. 

* That on the same day they proceeded to set by public 
cant to the highest and fairest bidder for 64 years from 
the 26th day of March aforesaid, all that dwelling 

HouM on house situate on the south side of College Green, known 

College 

oreon. by the sign of the Raven, and formerly set to John 
Meckum, and several persons having appeared and bid 
Hepenstai. ou Said Setting, and Mr. George Hepenstal having bid 
Bent. the sum of £86 yearly for the same, in trust for Mr. 
Fitzpatrick. Peter Fitzpatrick, together with a sum of £100, which 
Fine. Mr. Hepenstai deposited with your treasurer as a fine, 
and no person having bid eo much, we thereupon 
declared him the highest bidder and the taker thereof, 
Burke. but wc inform you that Rose Burke, then tenant to said 
concerns, having refused to give up the possession until 
she was evicted by due course of law, we agreed that 
the taker should not commence rent until such time as 
he got peaceable possession and also that the taker"*. we. 
Pine. should be allowed interest for the said fine of £100, 
until he should rexseive such peaceable possession, and 
we find that Mr. Fitzpatrick was on the 10th day of 
Poneuion. May last put into the peaceable possession of said con- 
cerns, therefore we recommend that Mr. Fitzpatrick be 
Interest allowed interest for said fine from the said 22nd day 
of March until the said 10th of May last. 

*That we took into consideration the petition of 

Einseia. Thomas Kiusola for a lease of a piece of ground in 

2C£t? Newhall market and also the petition of William 

Dickinson. Dickiusou for a renewal of a lease of a piece of ground 

in the said market, both which petitions we are of 

opinion shou^'l be complied with, as we apprehend the 



DITBLIN ASSEMBLY KOLL, 1786. 491 

JJj^^^g^^ letting of it would interfere with the intended new im 
street.' 

And the said commons, praying to confirm the said ord«. 
report and make the same an act of assembly : it was 
thereupon granted the committee's report confirmed 
and made an act of assembly. 

[6.] Certain of the commons, setting forth that theToUsand 
committee appointed for inspecting the management of ** 
tolls and customs have made the annexed report of the 
18th day of July, 1786. 

*We, the commfttee appointed for inspecting the Report 
management of tolls and customs, inform your honours 
that we met on the 18th day of July instant, for the 
purpose of considering in what manner the same should 
m. 196 ft. be set, as the present lease will expire on the 29th day setting, 
of September next, and upon maturely considering this 
matter are of opinion that the same be set for one year. 
And from the known integrity and punctuality of 
messieurs Bichard and Isaac Manders, we are ofMaaden. 
opinion and do recommend that a warrant be made out 
and put under the city seal, empowering the said 
Eichard and Isaac Manders to collect the tolls andj^^*^ 
customs at the different gates for one year commencing ^^^ 
the 29th day of September next, they paying in to 
your honour's treasurer the sum of £4,061, for thesmn. 
same by monthly payments, and we inform your 
honours that messieurs Richard and Isaac Manders 
have agreed thereto.' 

And the said commons, praying to confirm the said order, 
report, and make the same an act of assembly : where- 
upon it was granted, the committee's report confirmed 
and made an act of assembly, and that a warrant be warrant, 
made out and put under the city seal, empowering 
messieurs Kichard and Isaac Manders to collect the Handera, 
tolls and customs for the term and for the sum of money 
in the within report mentioned, and it is further 



492 DUBLIN ASSEMBLY BOLL, 1786. 

^^' ordered, that the said Richard and Isaac Manders doBon«ai.A. 

BondB. enter into bonds payable monthly for the said sum of 
£4,061 sterling. 

[7.] Certain of the commons, setting forth that them. us. 
scriven, committee to whom the accounts of Edward Scriven 

law agent. 

was referred have made the annexed report of the 
18th day of July, 1786. 

Beport. ' We, the committee to whom the petition of Edward 

Scriven, your honours' law agent, was referred, inform 
your honours, that we met on the 18th day of July 

Acoonnte. instaut, in order to settle his accounts, but your 
committee find it impossible to investigate his bills with 
that precision necessary, therefore recommend it to 
your Lordship and honours to empower your committee 
to report thereon at a future post assembly, as also their 

Baeinoss. opiuion how iu f uturc the business of the law agent may 
be conducted on terms consonant to the report of the 
committee appointed to enquire how the revenues of the 
city may be increased and its expenses lessened. And 
your committee recommend that Mr. Scriven in the 
meantime be paid the sum of £400 on account.' 

Order. And the said commons, praying to confirm the said 

report and make the same an act of assembly : it was 
thereupon granted, the committee's report confirmed and 
made an act of assembly, and that the city treasurer 

Payment, do, ou the Lord Mayor's warrant, pay the said Edward 
Scriven the sum of £400 sterling, for the reasons in 
the within report mentioned, the same to be allowed 
in his accounts. 

Alien.'' [^'] Benjamin Taylor and John Allen, setting forth m.ifl5». 

cSJkfl. ^bat the committee to whom thedr petition was referred 
have made the annexed report of the 18th day of July, 
1786. 

Report. * We, the committee appointed to conduct the city's 

law business, to whom the petition of Benjamin Taylor 
and John Allen was referred, inform your honours, 



DUBLIN ASSEMBLY BOLL, 1786. 493 

BoD ndii-A. that we met on the I7th day of July instant for the itss. 

purpose of examining their accounts then produced Accoanu. 
before us, amounting to the sum of £131 16s. 6d. 
sterling, for business done and money expended by them 
for the use of your honours, from the 14th day of 
January, 1785, to tEe Bth of April, 1786, and we find 
tliat the several charges contained in said account are charges; 
the usual and proper charges for such business and 
that the cash therein mentioned has been expended by 
them, and are therefore of opinion and do recommend 
that the amount thereof be forthwith paid.' 

And the said petitioners, praying to confirm the said order, 
report and make the same an act of assembly : it was 
thereupon granted, the committee's report confirmed 
and made an act of assembly, and that the city 
treasurer do, on the Lord Mayor's warrant, pay the payment, 
said Benjamin Taylor and John Allen the sum of £131 
16s. 5d. for the reasons in the within report mentioned, 
the same to be allowed in his accounts. 
m.iM. [9.] Eiohard Guinness, setting forth that thegaj^^ 

committee to whom his petition was referred have made 
the annexed report of the 17th day of July, 1786. 

*We, the committee appointed for inspecting the Report, 
management of the tolls and customs, inform your 
honours that we met on the 14th day of July instant 
and took into consideration the petition of Richard 
Guinness, one of the ticket men, praying to be paid two 
year's arrears of youx honours' bounty and that the same Bounty. 
may be hereafter continued yearly to him, and your 
committee also consfdering the poverty and distressed 
situation of the said Richard Guinness and his family 
are of opinion and do recommend that he be paid the Payment 
sum of six guineas for the two last years and that he be 
allowed the sum of three guineas annually in future.' Allowance. 

And the said Richard Guinness, praying to confirm order. 
the said report and make the same an act of assembly : 



494 DUBLIN ASSEMBLY BOLL, 1786. 

i7b6. \i ^^Q thereupon granted, the committee's report con- S^lt?"*^ 

firmed and made an act of assembly. 

FoUe. [10.] John Folie, esquire, to pay the amount of all 

city bond*, city bonds at £6, per cent, and to take bonds in lieu 
thereof at £6, per cent. : whereupon it was ordered that 

SSSs ^^^ Town Clerks do give notice in writing to the 

hoid^*of ^^^^^^1 hoFders of £6, per cent, bonds, that they will be 

*»"*■• paid oflf principal and interest on the 29th September 
next, unless they will accept bonds in lieu thereof with 

interert. interest at the rate of £6, per cent, and that such 
creditors be desired to signify in writing to the Town 
Clerks on or before tBe Ist day of September next, their »- »**- 
answer. And that no ofifer from any other person, 
than the present holders of such bonds shall be accepted 

i^oontof of in preference to Mr. Folie, and that no bond to be 
sealed. in pursuance of such exchange shall be for a 
lesser sum than £600. 

au^ton, [11.] Alderman James Hamilton, to have four city 

citjrbonda. bouds for £500 each at £5 per cent, (in lieu of four 
bonds he has discharged) made payable to him, and 
for two bonds for £600 each made payable to Mr. 

G^^to Barron and Mr. Gamble, who have agreed to accept of 
interest at £6, per cent.: whereupon it was ordered, 
that four bon'ds for the sum of £600, each, payable to 
alderman James Hamilton at the rate of £6, per cent, 
per annum, be prepared and put under the city seal 
in lieu of said four bonds, and that two other bonds 
for £600 each, one payable to Mr. Barron and the 

interMt. other payable to Mr. Gamble, at the rate of £6 per 
cent., per annum, be also prepared and put under the 
city seal, on the said bonds above mentioned being 
cancelled. 

MoUoy. [12.] Peter MoUoy, to have new bonds payable to him 

at the rate of £6, per cent, per annum, in lieu of 

Bondff. thirteen bonds for £100, each, at £4, per cent, now in 
his possession: whereupon it was ordered, that three 



DUBLIN ASSEMBLY EOLL, 1786. 495 

BoUxxiJU. bonds, two of them for £600, each and one for £300, iTse. 

m. IW ft. Bonds. 

be prepared and put under the city seal, payable to the city »eai. 
m. W3. above-named Peter MoUoy, at the rate of £6 per cent, interest. 
per annum, in lieu of the above bonds on their being 
cancelled. 

[13.] Certain of the commons, to assert the city's tou on 
right to toll on the Grand Canal : whereupon it was canai. 
granted, pursuant to the prayer of the above petition 
and that the committee do report to next assembly. 

[14.] Certain of the commons, to set the beams and ^JJf •"* 
scales from the 29th September next: whereupon it was 
granted, pursuant to the prayer of the petition. 

[16.] Thomas Knox, mace bearer and officer of^^orof 
commons, for usual allowance for supplying the ®*''^^°'*- 
Sheriffs and Commons with candles, candlesticks, and 
other necessaries for one year: whereupon it wasNecee- 

aaries. 

ordered, that the city treasurer do, on the Lord Mayor a 
warrant, pay the petitioner the sum of £6 sterling, for Payment, 
the necessaries in the above petition set forth, the same 
to be allowed the treasurer in his accounts. 

[16.] George Eoe, praying to be continued gaoler for Roe, ^ 
one y^ar : whereupon it wa« ordered^^ that the within Newgate, 
named George Roe be and is hereby continued gaoler 
for one year ending Midsummer assembly 1787, pro- 
vided he, the said George Eoe, do constantly reside in 
the gaol, upon his giving security for indemnifying the security, 
city from all escapes and for the faithful discharge 
of the duties of that office, such as th^ Loi;d Mayor and 
Sheriffs shall approve of, said security to be entered 
into in ten days from the date hereof or this order for 
continuing the petitioner to be void. 

vumh. [17.] Francis GibT)ons, for usual allowance for pre-Qibbons. 
venting frauds at the market house: whereupon it. was Pmudset 
ordered, that the city treasurer do, on the Lord Mayor's houae. 
warrant pay the petitioner the sum of £7 10s. in full Payment 



496 DUBLIN ASSEMBLY ROLL, 1786. 

iroe. for half a year's salary, for the reasons in the petition ^n»du.A. 

mentioned, the same to be allowed in his acconnts. 
Condon. [18.] John Condon, praying to be recompensed for 
cijj^tie. discovering the city's title to the house in College Green, 
2lJ^ known by the sign of the Raven: whereupon it was 

ordered, that the city treasurer do, on the Lord Mayor's 
Payment. Warrant, pay the petitioner the sum of five guineas, 

the same to be allowed the treasurer in his accounts. 

J^'j^y;^ [19.] Mathew Humfrey, praying to be admitted 

"*■*•• Serjeant at mace: whereupon it was ordered, that the 
above named Mathew Humfrey be and is hereby 
appointed one of the Serjeants at mace during the city's 
pleasure, not exceeding one year ending Midsummer 

Security, assembly 1787, he giving such security for the faithful 
discharge of the duties of that ofi&ce and redelivery of 
the silver mace, as the Lord Mayor and Sheriffs shall 
approve of, said security to be entered into in one month 
or this order to be void. 

Qines. [20.] Henry Hines, the like, like order. 

Fnncbiee. 1786. July 21. — Admissious to franchise. f.e. 

SS!*"' 1786. July 21. — Declaration and signatures. a 8. 

1786. August 14. — ^Post Assembly. m. las. 

AddH». [1.] Certain of the commons, to prepare a con- 
gratulatory address to his majesty, on his late for- 
tunate escape from the wicked attempt made on his 
sacred person: whereupon it was ordered, that alder- 
men Lightbume, Hamilton, Alcock, and Howison, and 
four of the commons to be named by tEe Sheriffs and 

Committee. Commous be and are hereby appointed a committee 
with the assistance of Mr. Recorder to prepare an 
address to his majesty, agreeable to the prayer of the 
above petition. 

commona. [The fouT of the commous:] Mr. Tandy, Mr. Richard 
Tudor, Mr. Samuel Collins, Mr. Jenkin 



DUBLIN ASSEMBLY HOLL, 1766. 497 

Roll xxiiKA. [2.] Ortain of the commons, to present the address i7??- 

this day prepared to Kis majesty: whereupon it was«eor»ein. 
ordered, that the annexed address do stand the address 
of the corporation of this city, and that the same be 
engrossed, put under the city seal, and presented to 
his grace the lord lieutenant, to be by him transmitted 
to his majesty. 

Address. 

To the king's most excellent majesty. 
*The humble ad3ress of the Lord Mayor, Sheriffs, Address. 
Commons, and citizens of the city of Dublin in common 
council assembled. 

ab. *May it please your majesty. 

* We, your majesty's most dutiful and loyal subjects, ^^^""^^ **" 
the Lord Mayor, Sheriffs, Commons, and citizens of the 

city of Dublin most humbly beg your majesty to accept 
our unfeigned congratulations upon the blessing 
Almighty God has continued to your majesty's sub- 
jects, in preserving your life in the late perils from 
which it was so providentially delivered. 

* We beg leave to assure your majesty, that our Loyalty of 
loyalty to your majesty's person and government is tiou. 
similar to that which our predecessors have in all times 

of diflSculty and danger manifested to your majesty's 
royal progenitors, Lords and Kings of Ireland and the 
history and records of this kingdom do shew that 
loyalty to have been unbounded. 

* We should feel the greatest horror and deepest Horror, 
affliction for the depravity of human nature, if weAfflictdon. 
thought it possible tliat an attempt to deprive us of so 

good a king could have proceeded from anything but 
insanity, and until tBat matter shall be tried by due insanity. 
course of law, we shall continue to comfort ourselves 
m.i»i. with the hope, that such a fatal purpose could only 
be entertained in a mind which reason had abandoned. 
VOL. xm. £ K 



498 DUBLIN ASSEMBLY BOLL, 1786. 

1788. * That your majesty may long live our king, S^iJJ****-^ 

Long life. 

enthroned in the hearts of a free people and at length 
close a happy reign in glory and tranquillity is the 
fervent prayer of this loyal city. 

* In testimony whereof, we have caused the common 
citj Mai. seal of the said city to be hereunto affixed the 14th day 

of August, in the year of our Lord, 1786.' 

* George Aloock. — James Shiel. — James Horan. — 
Killner Swettenham. — Henry Hart. — ^Henry Bevan. — 
John Eose. — John Exshaw. — Henry Howison. — Henry 
Gore Sankey.' 

1786. October 20.— Third Friday after the 29th day m-ao?. 
of September. 

Lord Mayor: George Aloock. 
Sheriffs: William Thompson and Thomas Fleming. 
Beaoiutions [1.] " Eosolved unanimously, that the thanks of this 

of thanks. •■ -* •" 

Shiel, assembly be presented to alderman James Shiel, late 

Lord 

M»yor. Lord Mayor, in testimony of our entire approbation of 
the very faithful and honourable manner in which he 
has discharged the important office of chief magistrate 
of this city, to the very great advantage of the public 
and the universal satisfaction of his fellow citizens." 

[2.] ** Resolved, that the thanks of this assembly bem-wb. 
sankey, giveu to Johu Saukey, esquire, one of the late High 
Sheriff, Sheriffs, in token of our approbation of the prudence, 
public spirit, and integrity manifested by him in the 
discharge of that important office." 

" Resolved, that the thanks of this assembly be given 

Trevor, to Hugh Trcvor, esquire, one of the late High Sheriffs, 

sheriif. in token of our approbation of the prudence, public 

spirit, and integrity manifested by him in the discharge 

of that important office." 

Shiel. [3.] Alderman James Shiel, late Lord Mayor, praying 

*^^^ ^' usual sum of <£500: whereupon it was ordered, that 

the city treasurer do, on the Lord Mayor's warrant, 



DUBLIN ASSEMBLY EOLL, 1786. 499 

BoUxnii.A. pay the petitioner the sum of £600, sterling, the same i^w. 

HI. sV/o. * «^ — / o» Payment. 

to be allowed in his accounts, deducting thereout one 
hundred guineas in lieu of the commons ball. 

[4.] Certain of the commons, setting forth that the 
committee appointed for better supplying the city of c»*yp>p« 
Dublin with pipe water have made the annexed report 
of the 16th day of October, 1786. 

* We, the committee for better supplying the city Eeport. 
of Dublin with pipe water, inform your honours, that 

we have attended very carefully to the business to us 
committed since our last report. On the 31st day of 
July last, your committee met and Mr. Mylne, yourMyine. 
honours' engineer, having applied to us for leave oi^^^^^^ 
m.209, absence for a fortnight, we granted him his request. 

On the same day one Elizabeth Stanley of Stocking ®J^^^- 
lane having applied to your committee to have her^*"®- 
goods, which had been distrained for pipe water rent, Goods 

^ ' r r » distrained. 

restored and it appearing to your committee that she 
was but a lodger in the house and that she had paid 
her rent to her landlord to the 1st May last, we ordered 
her goods to be returned to her for these reasons. 

' On the 14th day of August last your committee 
met and ordered the proper officer immediately to 
proceed in relaying the mains in Anglesea street and ^*^{^'g^ 
affixing the different branches therein, the commis- "*'^®*- 
sioners for making wide and convenient streets having 
, agreed to pay the expense attending such work. 

* Your committee further beg leave to inform your 
honours, that in consequence of an advertizement, your iJ;^,^^'^*^' 
committee formerly ordered to be inserted in the public 
papers, sotting forth that your committee would receive 
proposals for repairing the weir at Island Bridge, the weir. 

Island 

particular manner in which such repairs were to be Bridge, 
executed being set forth in such advertizement. Your 
committee received a proposal and estimate from Mr. 
John Shaw for doing such work in a permanent and simw. 



500 



DUBLIN ASSEMBLY BOLL, 1786. 



1788. 
Estimate. 



Tenant. 



Ezpenae. 



Horan. 



Walker. 
Old stable. 



Rent. 
Leaee. 



Oee. 

Walker. 



Payme&t 

Seiniin. 
Hauien* 
ville. 



.9066. 



workmanlike manner for the sum of £240, agreeable Ron xxin.i. 

niL. 90S. 

to said estimate, with which proposal your committee 
agreed, on condition that he should give security for 
the performance of the same and to keep the weir in 
repair for seven years and that the said sum of £240, 
should be paid out of the pipe water revenue, but also 
resolved that in future your honours' tenant, his 
executors, administrators, or assigns, or his or their 
tenants or undertenants shall pay and bear a ratable i 
proportion of any expense that may incur for or 
by reason of any repairs made to the said weir during 
the demise to such tenant, his executors, administrators 
or assigns, or his or their tenants or undertenants, the 
said proportion to be rated agreeable and according to 
the number of wheels which shall be made use of by 
such tenant, his executors, administrators, or assigns, 
or his or their tenants or undertenants, and that alder- 
man James Horan, your honours' present tenant, has 
agreed to the said resolution. 

* On the 4th day of September last, your committee 
again met and Mr. Nathaniel Walker having proposed 
to your committee to take a lease of a small old stable 
adjoining the gateway of the pipe water yard at the 
rent of £2, annually, we agreed to said proposal and 
recommend to your honours that a lease be made of 
said stable to Mr. Walker at said rent and for such 
term as your honours sliall think fit. 

* That on the 24th of September last, your committee 
again met and messieurs George Gee and Nathaniel 
Walker overseers of the pipe water works, having 
applied to your committee for the usual gratuity for 
their extraordinary trouble in their respective employ- 
ments, we are of opinion and do recommend that they 
be each paid a sum of £10. That messieurs Peter 
Seguin and Daniel Hautenville, your honours' turn- 
cocks, having applied to us to be also considered for 



DUBLIN ASSEMBLY ROLL, 1786. 601 

S^awS!*'^' their extraordinary trouble in their respective employ- i^w. 
m. 205. ments, we are of opinion and do recommend, that they 

be each paid a sum of £20. Payment. 

' Your committee finding it necessary and it being 
also recommended by Mr. Mylne, your honours' Myine. 
engineer, that a person should be appointed to superin- 
tend the repairs now making at the weirs at Island i,iand 
Bridge by Mr. Shaw and to see that the same shall 
be executed agreeable to the estimate and proposal, 
ordered Francis Gibbons to superintend such work, o»>>i>om. 
your committee also annexed hereto the report of 
messieurs Cave relative to the collectors' arrears.' cave. 

And the said commons, praying to confirm the said o«i«>"- 
report and make the same an act of assembly : where- 
upon it was granted, the committee's report confirmed 
and made an act of assembly. And it appearing to 
this assembly by the return hereunto annexed, that 
the different collectors have suffered a very great arrear ^J^^"- 
to incur on the pipe water fund. 

" Resolved, that it be an instruction to the pipe water Eeaointion. 
committee, that if said arrear be not collected forth- Arrear. 
with, that they do report to the next assembly the 
name or names of such collectors who shall be in arrear, collectors, 
in order that he may be dismissed from his employ- Diumissai. 
ment." 

[6.] Certain of the commons, setting forth that the 
committee appointed for inspecting city leases near citj leases, 
expiring have made the annexed report of the 19th day 
of October, 1786. 

* We, the committee appointed for inspecting city iteport. 
leases near expiring, inform your honours, that we met 
on the 8th day of September last, when a petition of Petition, 
certain of the commons (which your honours were 
pleased to refer to us) was laid before your committee 
m. ao5 6. setting forth that from the ruinous and decayed state xhoisoi. 
of the room in the Tholsel called the treasury, several ^5^"^ 



502 DFBT.IX ASSEMBLY ROLL, 1786. 

1786. Qf yQ^p honours' charters and title deeds have t^eei^S^ateb, 

Town very much injured by rain, etc., and that the Town 
Clerks. Clerks have offered to give up the oiBce they now sit 
in, for the purpose of having the same fitted up in a 
Safe. proper manner, by having a safe built therein for the 

Charter*, g^fg keeping from fire and other accidents said charters 
TiUe deeds, ^nd title deeds, on their getting the office where the 
Sheriffs formerly held their office given to them in lieu 
thereof. And your committee having maturely con- 
sidered the said petition and the necessity there is 
for such an alteration and for a proper arrangement of 
Recorda. your houours' records, are of opinion and do earnestly 
recommend that the contents of said petition be 
complied with. 

* Your committee also took into consideration another 

petition referred to your committee by your honours, 

Translation to havc a translation made of such your honours' 

of charters "^ 

leLrdB charters and antient records, which now are (except 
by a few persons) unintelligible. And your committee 
seeing the necessity of such a business are of opinion 
and do also earnestly recommend that the same be 

committse. forthwith douc under the direction of a committee to 
be appointed for that purpose, who shall have power to 
employ such person or persons as they shall think 
proper for doing said work.' 

Order. And the said commons, praying to confirm the said 

report and make the same an act of assembly: where- 
upon it was granted, the committee's report confirmed 

Committee, and made an act of assembly, and the committee 
appointed for inspecting city leases near expiring are 
hereby empowered to have the business in the within m. sot 
report mentioned carried into effect. 

Office"*' [6.] Certain of the commons, setting forth that the 

committee of directors of the Ballast Office have made 
the annexed report of the 19th day of October, 1786. 

Beport. * We, the committee of directors of the Ballast Office, 



DUBLIN ASSEMBLY HOLL, 1786. 503 

»o» x«i«-A, inform your honours, that we met on the 28th of i'^- 

August last and took into consideration a letter signed ^**®'"' 
Richard Broughton, as secretary to the corporation for B'oughton. 
preserving and improving the port of Dublin, relative Euwi'. 
to the returns made by different officers belonging to ^^^' 
your committee and other matters. And your com- 
mittee having maturely considered the said letter and 
the returns that were inclosed therewith and which 
appear to have been made by the officer of the Ballast 
Office, as containing lists of the whole of the goods, g^^^tc. 
chattels, estates, effects, and property of any kind 
whatsoever, which were immediately before passing the 
act, which appointed the corporation for preserving the 
port, etc., vested in you, are of opinion that the said 
returns are just and ought to be received by the above Returns to 



mentioned corporation as containing lists of the whole 



corpora- 
tion. 



of such property, and we do not find that there was 
any other property which could have