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STRABANE VESTRY 1836 From The Strabane Morning Post


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STRABANE VESTRY 1836 From The Strabane Morning Post

Transcribed by Len Swindley
len_swindley@hotmail.com


The Strabane Morning Post may be consulted at The Linenhall Library, Belfast and The British Library Newspaper Library, Colindale, London. Much of the run (1812-37) has been extracted and is contained in Strabane and West Ulster in the 1800s: History from the Broadsheets – Faye L. Logue (Strabane History Society, 2006) ISBN 0952892030

Tuesday September 27, 1836

NEW ACT OF PARLIAMENT RELATING TO DRUNKARDS, AND TO HOUSES FOR THE SALE OF SPIRITS AND BEER IN IRELAND.
A Vestry was held in the Church of Strabane yesterday, at twelve o’clock, pursuant to notice, for the purpose of appointing Overseers of Persons, and Houses in which Spirits or Beer shall be sold, within this Parish, under the Act 6 and 7th Wm. 4 cap 38. Messrs. ANDREW DONNELL and JOSEPH HENDERSON, Church Wardens, presided; and the following persons were appointed Overseers for this Parish:

GEORGE McCARTER, Strabane
WILLIAM RAMSAY, Strabane
ANDREW BLAIR, Strabane
PATRICK DILLON, Strabane
JOHN WILSON, Strabane
THOMAS WATSON, Strabane
WALTER SCOTT, Strabane
JOHN COOK, Strabane
JOHN GILL, Strabane
H. HAMILTON, sen., Strabane
H. COOLAHAN, Strabane
JOHN KYLE, Strabane
JOHN McGURK, Strabane
JAMES GRAHAM, Strabane
SAMUEL MORTON, Strabane
FRANCIS O’BRIEN jun., Strabane
OLIVER BOND, Liskey,
SAMUEL DONNELL, Calhame,
JOHN FULTON, Edymore
JOHN REILLY, Carrigullen


The Duty of Overseers is to arrest all drunken persons, and to enforce the provisions of the Act of Parliament relating to Houses of Sale of Spirits and Beer by Retail; for which purpose the Act invests every Overseer with the same authority as the Chief Constable of Police; and a penalty of One Pound is imposed on any Overseer failing to act.



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