Relief of the Destitute Poor in Ireland — Names Names Names

Relief of the Destitute Poor in Ireland — Names Names Names


Fanning Family HistoryFanning and Darmody Poor Relief Rate Payers 1848 Co Tipperary Ireland

Bathurst Courier, April 13, 1847

To The Editor of the Bathurst Courier:


I herewith send the names for publication of those who contributed to the relief of the destitute people of Ireland in the Catholic Church of this town on Sunday, 7th March—not in a spirit of ostentation nor do I believe the contributors are desirous of seeing their names in print on such an occasion—but merely that the distressed people know that the people of Canada are moving to their relief everywhere and as an encouragement to others to go and do likewise.

The names are:  Patrick Doyle, Martin Doyle, Bernard O’Neil, Michael Dogherty, Mrs. Jane Fallon, Daniel Kerr, William Devlin, James Henderson, James Byrnes, John Mitchell, William O’Brien, Patrick Brady, Patrick Dooher, Henry Kehoe, Angus McKinnon, Gerhard Smythe, John Finegan, Michael Murphy, Edward Byrnes, Anthony Ryan, Thomas Bennett, Tobias Stafford, Thomas Cornwall, Michael Foy, Patrick Dowdell, Edward Lee, Patrick McCumisky, Owen Stanley, William Bolton, James Finlay, Jane Hearty, Daniel Lee, James O’Hanlon, Michael Manion, John Walsh, William Gill, John McNamara, Peter McIlduff, John McParland, Bernard McGowan, James Stanly, Bernard Morgan, Mrs. Finnigan, Joseph Murphy, James Manion, Denis Noonan, Patrick Malone, James Murphy, Anne McGowan, Catherine McGowan, Bridget McGowan, Patrick Crosson, Mary Morrison, Patrick McDonagh, Robert Doyle, Michael Devlin, Matthew Stanly, Martin Conrad, Joseph Vitzal, Patrick McInerry, Mrs. John Bennett, Edward Bennett, John McKinnon, Peter Hehratly, Mary Kennedy, James Doyle, Mary Boyle, Timothy Henright, Patrick McDonnell, James Sinnatt, David Nengle, Patrick Byrnes, James Walsh, Bernard Smith, James Freeman, Joseph McLerr, Felin Finnegan, Patrick Larkin, Patrick Doyle, John Doyle, Hugh McGraw, Louis Penley, Bernard Byrnes, Phillip McGraw, Patrick O’Neil, Edward Dowdall, Patrick Brady, Robert Shiels, James Moran, Philip McGowan, Michael Hogan, Mrs. Grenier, Jeremiah Foran, James Noonan, John Hogan, Mrs. J. Byrne, Jacob Surcelly, Patrick Sheridan, Thomas McCaffery, Owen Lamb, James Mitchel, Richard Henright, Mrs. Patrick Doyle, Mrs. Thomas Williams, Samuel Gash, Cornelius & Patrick O’Keefe, Mrs. Leonard, John Moore, Owen Hughes, William Lee, Thomas Doyle, Peter Kehoe, Michael Neagle, Mary Dewitt, Mary Donohy, Mrs. Fitzsimmons, James Costello, Edward O’Hare, Denis Doyle, James Devlin, Mary Butler, Andrew Doyle, Richard Lee, Michael Ryan, Mrs. J. McDonald, Patrick Dowdall, Jr., Mrs. Hunt, Mrs. Bogan, John Corly, James Dowdall, Thomas Jackman, Patrick Freeman, Mrs. Lee, Margaret Walsh, John Henry, David Cunnane, Edward O’Sullivan, Mrs. A. Yan, Mrs. John Quinn, Patrick Shanahan, Mrs. McIduff, Bryan Byrnes, Edward Higgins, John McCurty, Francis McGrade, Catharine Murphy, James Glynn, John Gill, Ellen Hunt, Margaret Fitzpatrick, Bernard Byrnes, Patrick Cheekman, Mrs. Walsh, Mrs. Martin Doyle, Mrs. McCaffrey, John Foy, Michael Blake, John Doyle, Owen Hughes, Mrs. Byrnes, Mary Ann Walsh, Patrick Murphy, Mrs. Stafford, Edward Flaherty, John Bell, G. J. Bell, J. H. McDonagh, A.M.

A total of 52 pounds, 10 shillings

From J. H. McDonagh, A.M., Catholic Pastor, Perth



And it got worse in 1898


Clipped from The Ottawa Journal04 Jun 1898, SatPage 3



Clipped from The Ottawa Journal02 Aug 1929, FriPage 7


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Fanning and Darmody Poor Relief Rate Payers 1848 Co Tipperary Ireland


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