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Petition of John O'Donnell of Limerick and John Bouchier of the County of Clare 1761

12/07/1820

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22 ( Ireland.) REPORT FROM COMMITTEE ON PETITIONS was afterwards delivered up to a person in trust for the owner, upon paying the s'um of 115/. to the water bailiff, and that the surplus never was returned : And the said Edmond Tierney laid before your Committee the original bill of sale of the said ship under the hand and seal of the said Walter Parker, water- bailiff, in consideration of the sum of 115/. which he thereby acknowledged to have received; Your Com- mittee find, that by the charter of king James the first to the city of Limerick, an Admiralty jurisdiction is granted to the mayor, sheriffs, and citizens of the said City, and an Admiralty Court erected, to be held before the mayor, recorder and aldermen for the tine being, or any three or more of them, of whom the said mayor and recorder are always to be two ; your Committee find, that by the oath of the mayor of the said corporation, he swears, that he will minister equal justice as well to the poor as to the rich, and that he will well, truly, and diligently execute the office of clerk of the markets within the said City and the liberties thereof, and that the chamberlain of the said City, by his oath swears, that he will well and truly serve the mayor, sheriffs, and citizens of the City in the office of chamberlain or general receiver of the City, and that he will therein do right to all manner of people both poor and rich, and that he will truly and duly collect the money due or belong- ing to the corporation, and that he will safely keep the same, and have the same always in readiness to the use and order of the said corporation, and that he will not waste the same, and that he will make true account thereof as often as he shall be thereunto required without concealment. Your Committee find, That by the said accounts so returned by the said John Vincent, he charges himself as having received out of the estate of the corporation and for the tolls at the gates and in the markets, to and for the twenty- ninth or September one thousand seven hundred and forty- eight, the sum of 10,677/. 16s. 3d. and he thereby returns the tenants of the corporation in arrear to and for the said twenty- ninth day of September one thousand seven hundred and forty- eight, 2,010/. 5 s. 6d. and by the said accounts, the said John Vincent takes credit for several sums as paid by him to the said time, amounting to 10,677/. 3d. Your Committee beg leave to observe, that the said John Vincent charges himself in the said account for the rent of several plots of ground, mentioned to be in the tenure of George Fitz- Gerald, at the yearly rent of 21/. 4.?. to and for the twenty- ninth of September one thousand seven hundred and forty- three, but that he does not charge himself with the said rent in any subsequent year. Your Com- mittee likewise beg leave to observe, that it appears by the corporation books, that on the fifteenth day of October one thousand seven hundred and forty- four, Matthew McNemara, esq. paid 120/. as a fine for a lease which he then took of some lands from the corporation, and that the said Matthew McNemara, on the third of November one thousand seven hundred and forty- four, paid the sum of three hun- dred guineas as a fine for a lease of other lands belonging to the corporation. Your Committee find that the said John Vincent has not given any credit in his said accounts for the said two sums, amounting in the whole to the sum of 461 /. 5,?. and your Committee beg leave to observe, that it does not appear by the said accounts, by what orders or for what purposes he paid the said several sums for which he so takes credit; your Committee find that by the said accounts, the said John Vincent charges himself as having received for the tolls at the gates and in the markets, from the twenty- ninth of September one thousand seven hundred and forty- eight, to the twenty- ninth of September one thousand seven hundred and sixty, 15,417 /. and for rents received by him during the first two years of the said period, 313/. 6 s. which two sums make in the whole the sum of 15,730/. 6*. but your Committee beg leave to observe, that in the said account he does not charge himself with the tolls in the year one thousand seven hundred and fifty- three, which appears by the corporation books to have amounted in that year to the sum of 1,480/. Your committee likewise osberve, that the rents of the corporation estate, from the twenty ninth of September one thousand seven hundred and forty- eight, to the twenty- ninth of September one thousand seven hundred and sixty, amounted to 7,434/. 8s. out of which deducting the sum of 313/. 6 s. admitted by Mr. Vincent to be received by hirn. there remains unaccounted for the sum of 7,121 /. 2 s. which, added to the sum of 1,480/. which Mr. Vincent has omitted to charge himself with, makes in the whole a sum of 8,621 /. 2 s. Your Committee find that the said John Vincent takes credit in the said account for several sums as paid by him during the said period, amounting in the whole to the sum of 15,979/. lOtf. id.
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