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The Eighth Report Fees, Gratuities, Perquisites Ireland

21/02/1809

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Nos. 49.] ON FEES, GRATUITIES, & c.-( Excife Duties.) No. 48. The Examination of Mr. Wm McDONNELL, Land Carriage Surveyor; taken . . upon Oath, the nth day of January 1809. This Examinant faith, That he is a Land Carriage Surveyor, and in charge of the South Divifion of the City of Dublin. When firft appointed a Land Carriage Officer, he was Butler to the present Lady Aldborough, then Mrs. Stratford, and afterwards lived as Butler with the Surgeon General, whofe fetvice he quitted about this rime twelve- month, on account of ill health. There are about nine Officers under him, who are rtationed upon the feveral avenues leading into Dublin, on the fouth fide; their duty is to examine all cars and carts which they fufpect to be employed in the conveyance of exciseable goods without Permit; Examinant believes that no particular hour is fixed for their going on duty, nor time for their continuance at their refpective ftations. The Officcrs employed under him are as follow : Richard Jackfon, who, Examinant understands, was Engraver to the Revenue Boards, and whom he has not feen, nor has his name been figned in the book for the laft twelve months ; Philip Morris, who is a Messenger about the Cattle, who of late has not been on the ftation; and who, when on it, did not often attend; John North, whom Examinant never faw, and whose name never was figned in the book; John Walsh, who latterly has not been employed on the fouth fide, who when there attended very regularly, but never made any seizure; James Adams, who is a filk twifter, and attends about twice a- week, and signs the book; Christopher Loyd, who lives at Colonel Longfield's in Merrion Square, who figns the book about once a fortnight; Edward Henderson, who is Butler to Judge Daly, and goes circuit with his master; Charles Shaw, who keeps a Haber- dasher's shop in Stephen- ftreet ; his name is signed in the book almoft every day, but he has made no feizure fince Examinant became a Surveyor, a space of about three years; Robert Mason, who is Houfe Steward to the prefent Lord Lieutenant; and was as Examinant underftands, Houfe Steward to the late Lord Lieutenant; William Fox, Butler to Lord Allen, who was in England with his mafter, and of course could not fign the books; John Biers, who was Butler to Sir Edward Littlehales, and is now Messenger at his Office in the Caftle; John Pigor, who is a Butler to the Fellows Table in Trinity College : he figns the book about twice a week. There is also John Sheehan, but Examinant has not fecn his name figned in the book for upwards of two years. Examinant believes that ten feizures may have ' been made by Land Carriage Officers in the laft twelve months : he never has reported to the Board, or to any Officer, the non- attendance of the Officers under him. Examinant confiders the fituation of a Land Carriage Officer to be almoft a Sinecure. J. S. Rochfort, Fredk Geale, Robert Alexander, John Hamilton. William Mc Donnell. No. 49. 1 The Examination of Mr. JOHN SHEEAN, Land Carriage Officer i taken upon Oath, the 10th day of January 1807. This Examinant faith, That he is a Clerk in the Office of the Examiner of Cuftoms, and alio a Land Carriage Officer, which latter fituation he has held fince the year 1798, is attached to the° South Divifion; his ftation is at the turnpike gate at Dolphin's Barn, where a book is depofited by the Land Carriage Surveyor; in which, when Examinant attends, he enters his name; but he feldom or never does any duty; and attends but a few times in the year, which he looks upon as a mere matter ot torm. 1 he Land Carriage Surveyor of the South Divifion, is Butler to the Surgeon General; D | 1 T" TT 1 1 L. n < nn and, Examinant believes, never does any duty. Land Carriage Officer, to be a Sinecure. He looks upon his fituation as J. S. Rochfort, Fredk Geale, Robert Alexander John Sheehan. 5*' 1 fill
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