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Limerick City Petitions


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Date of Article: 31/07/1822
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ON PETITIONS RELATING TO LIMERICK TAXATION. 187 No. 12. A RETURN of all Petitions praying for Admission to the Freedom of the City of Limerick, during each of the last Ten Years, so far as the same can be made up; together with the Number of Persons so petitioning, admitted to the Freedom thereof; as also all Reports of the Committees of the Council, on Minutes of Evidence taken before such Committees, relating to Admissions to the Freedom of Limerick, during the Year 1821. /// Appendix ( B.) Documentary Papers. No. 12. M s* NUMBER OF PETITIONS presented in each Year, and Names of Persons who presented Petitions in the Year 1821. 1812 1813 1814 1815 1816 1817 1818 1819 1820 None MINUTES OF EVIDENCE takeu before Committee of the Council, relating to Admissions to the Freedom of said City. Three Five One hundred and forty- three None 1. John Boyse - - - 1 November 1821.— Anthony Bodkin sworn: re- members the late Mr. Boyse, father to claimant; does not know he was a freeman of this city, but heard he was ; knows present claimant to be the eldest son of the late Mr. Boyse. John Boyse, junior, sworn: knows his father to have exercised the right of fran- chise of a freeman by voting more than once at elections, and he is the eldest son of his father, John Boyse, deceased, and that he is 40 years and upwards ; refers to council books for the admission of John Boyse, sen. 2. Thomas George Bodkin 1 November 1821.— Anthony Bodkin sworn : re- j sides in Newtown Perry; Thomas George Bodkin is his eldest son; deponent is a freeman of the city, and exercised the right as a freeman since 1794; Thomas George Bodkin is the person who presented his petition, who is 30 years and upwards, and lives in Newtown Perry, county of the city of Limerick, November ist; refers to the council books for admission of Anthony Bodkin. 3. James Bodkin 1 November 1821.— Anthony Bodkin sworn: be- lieves Matthew Hogan was a freeman ; believes he exercised the right; believes many persons exercised the right of freemen without being go; Mr. James Bodkin is his son, and is married to Mary Anne Hogan, daughter of the said Matthew Hogan ; Thomas George Bodkin knew the late Matthew Hogan, whose daughter was married to his brother James; knew him to have exercised the right by voting at an election, when his vote was re- ceived as such freeman; believes that Mary Anne Hogan was the daughter of said Matthew Hogan. James Bodkin, the claimant sworn: is the identical person who preferred the petition, and is married to Mary Anne Hogan, daughter to the said Matthew Hogan; and that he was of age at the time of presenting his petition, ist November 1821; reference to council books for admission of Mr. Matthew Hogan, and to the poll books of 1818.. to prove that he voted as a freeman. 4. William Franklin - 8th November 1821.— William Crowe sworn: knows claimant; saw him sign his name; and pe- titioner claims by servitude of apprenticeship to the late Edward Hall; reference to council book for admission of Edward Hall. Nicholas Morrisson sworn: knew the late Edward Hall perfectly well; was a cabinet- maker; knows claimant; knew him serving his time to Mr. Edward Hall as an apprentice, and knew he served seven years under indenture. 5. Thomas Quinn - - 8th November 1821. — Thomas Quinn : peti- tioner is married to Mary Anne Gorman, daughter of John Gorman, of the city of Limerick, carpenter, deceased, who was a freeman of said city; claimant not present; reference to council books for admission of John Gorman. William Crowe sworn: saw Mr. Quinn sign petition; certificate of a marriage in 1810. John Boyse sworn: saw Mr. Hogan write, and believes the document to be his hand- writing. Number of Persons who petitioned, and were admitted in each Year. C continued. J
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