to the boy Irvine, that there had not as
yet been a meeting of the Parochial Board, but that he
will attend to the matter at the first meeting.
William Brown, the second eldest son of
Mrs Brown, appeared and was examined regarding the
circumstances of the family, in relation to the
brothers, James, Charles and John, and he states that he
is the only one of the family who assists them, as his
eldest brother is not with the family and gives no aid -
that in these circumstances they cannot pay more than
6d. per week.
The Meeting unanimously agree that the
family must pay 1/- for the three children during summer
months and 6d. per week during the winter months - and
direct the teacher to intimate this to the family.
The case of Catherine Murdoch’s child of
eight and a half years (see Application Book p.7) was
considered, but as it is a case for the consideration of
the Parochial Board, Mr Murdoch is requested to lay the
same before the first meeting along with the case of
Irvine, with the view of having it arranged that the boy
Murdoch be sent to the Ragged School as otherwise his
education, it is believed, will be neglected, and at the
charge of the Board entirely.
Andrew Higgins (see original application
p.3) presented a note stating that he is not able to pay
9d. per week as hitherto - and can now only give 6d. per
week. The Father having been sent for, stated that he
had other three younger children