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ROAD REPORTS
Torbay
1847 - 1848
Part 4

LIST OF POOR EMPLOYED BY GOVERNMENT IN THE
DISTRICT OF ST. JOHN'S, AT TORBAY

Names of persons employed # of children Ages Trade or Occumpation Land in possession Horses or Cattle of any kind in possession # of days working Amount paid & mode of payment Remarks
George Molloy61a16Farmer20 acres, 2 clear1 Horse & 1 cow12¾ barrel 
Michael Barron51a9Fisherman20 do 4 do1 ditto & 1 do13160 lb. 
John Codner64a20"2 do 2 do1 ditto14172 " 
John Manning71a24"12 do 6 do 14172 " 
William Manning72a15"1 do ½ do1 Horse161 barrel 
Thomas Crow72a15"6 do 3 do 12148 lb.An old man with a wife
Michael Rogers71a14"15 do 2 do1 Cow10120 lb. 
Keran Phelan61a8Farmer10 do 1 do 14172 " 
Edmund Shea81a21Fisherman3 do 1 do 13160 " 
John White41a5"1 do ½ do 161 barrel 
Redmond Dunphy62a18Farmer25 do 5 do1 Horse13160 lb. 
James Nowlan51a18Fisherman1 do 1 do 11132 " 
Philip Howlett31a5Farmer20 do ½ do1 Horse161 barrel 
Patrick Dermedy31a5Fisherman1 do ¼ do 14172 lb. 
Cornelius Manning52a15"3 do ½ do 12¾ barrel 
William Cole52a15"3 do ½ do 13160 lb. 
Abraham Anthony 81a16"4 do ½ do 161 barrel 
Samuel Field81a16"15 do 1 do 13160 lb. 
John Christopher81a16Farmer4 do 1 do1 Horse9108 lb. 
Patrick Reddy81a18Fisherman2 do 1 do1 Horse336 " 
Samuel Martin111a25"15 do 2 do1 Horse10120 " 
James Cooney111a25"15 do 2 do 10120 "An apprentice to R. Martin, who receives his wages
James Skemmiter64a20"15 do 2 do 8½ barrel 
Thomas Tapper512a27"10 do 1 do 171 bl. 80 lb.Overseer
John McGuire51a12"1 do ½ do1 Horse171 bl. 80 " 
William Coady81a16"30 do 3 do1 Horse161 bl. 72 " 
Edward Kelly112a20"25 do 1 do1 Horse161 bl. 72 " 
Matthew Whelan216a18"3 do 1 do 161 barrel 
Thomas Downs45a18"4 do 1 do1 Horse161 barrel 
Moses Power510a21"12 do 3 do1 Horse & 1 cow161 barrel 
James Phelan310a20"8 do 2 do1 ditto & 1 do161 barrel 
David Foley310a20Fisherman6 acres, 2 clear 224 lb. 
Philip McGrath22a3"30 do 2 do1 Horse14172 
John Oliver320a22"7 do 2 do1 Horse12  
James Neil64a14"6 do 1 do 15184  
Thomas Sinnett83a23"10 do 2 do1 Horse10120  
John Coady411a18"20 do 3 do1 Horse161 brl 
John Ellard55a18"4 do 2 do1 Horse & cow13160 
Martin Carew52a10"1 do 1 do 14172  
Michael Elward62a12"1 do 1 do 16 48 
Michael Kelly23a5"3 do 1 do 472 
Michael Bryan36a13"3 do 1 do 6  
William Doyle, Junior31a10"4 do 1 do1 Horse81-2 brl. 
John Quigly51a8"3 do 1 do1 horse81-2 brl. 
Michael Bryan31a12"4 do 2 do1 Horse & calf10120 lb. 
John Butler59a15"4 do 1 do 161 brl. 
Laurence White47a12"4 do 1 do 161 brl. 
Edward Cullen47a12"4 do 1 do 12¾ brl. 
Thomas McGrath61a13"3 do 1 do1 Horse81-2 brl. 
Moses Power61a13"3 do 1 do 9108 lb. 
Thomas Quigly510a19"3 do 1 do 14172 
Thomas Murphy510a16Mason5 do 2 do 123-4 brl. 
James Walsh81a20Fisherman5 do 1 do1 Horse & cow161 brl. 
Michael Oliver21a2"5 do 1 do 123-4 brl. 
Thomas Roach51a7"6 do 2 do1 Horse161 brl. 
Thomas Walsh51a7"2 do 1 do1 Horse & cow81-2 brl. 
Andrew Neil73a22"1 do 1 do1 Horse161 brl. 
William Doyle, Senior213a16"30 do 2 do1 Horse & cow123-4 brl. 
Robert Morry21a4"10 do 1 do1 Horse123-4 brl. 
John Roach81a13"1 do 1 do 11132 
Patrick Larkin511a30"3 do 1 do1 colt & cow14172 
Terrence Barry511a30"2 do 1 do1 Horse & cow10120 
John Murphy 3 3 a 10 Fisherman 3 acres, 1 clear 1 horse, 1 cow 16 1 bl., 64lbs.  
Philip Kinchella 7 2 a 20 Fisherman 1 ½ acres, 1 ½ clear 1 horse 16 1 bl.  
John Kelly 4 ½ a 21 Fisherman 15 acres, 1 clear 1 horse, 1 cow 8 1-2 bl.  
Michael Reddy 3 9 a 20 Fisherman 27 acres, 2 clear 1 horse, 2 cows 12 ¾ bls.  
Nicholas Codner 5 7 a 19 Fisherman 16 acres, 1 clear   3 36 lbs.  
Sylvester Murphy 3 1 a 7 Fisherman 4 acres, ½ clear   4 48 lbs.  
John Kelly 2 1 a 3 Fisherman ½ acres, ½ clear   9 108 lbs.  
James Delahunty 4 1 a 6 Fisherman 1 acres, 1 clear   3 36 lbs.  
James Donevan*     Fisherman   108 perches drainage at 2s. 4d. per perch £12 12 0      
John Donevan+         55 perches at 2s. 4d. £6 8 4      
Michael Rogers+           19 0 4 15bls. 163lbs.  

856 days, 70bls., 55lbs.
856 days work at 1s. 6d. ........ 64 4 0
83 days at 6d. extra ........ 2 2 6
163 perches drained, at 2s. 4d. ........ 19 0 4 --- £85 6 10
Ca.
70 bls. And 55 lbs. Meal at 24s. per bl. ........ £85 6 10

*These parties have been employed at intervals during the summer and fall, not having been able to procure supplies for the fishery.

(Signed)JAMES DOUGLAS

Page Contributed by Martin Boland
Page Transcribed by Ivy F. Benoit
Page Revised by Craig Peterman (September 2002)

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