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Jane CULBERT

Female Abt 1793 - 1885  (~ 92 years)


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  • Name Jane CULBERT  [1
    Born Abt. 1793  Prob. County Donegal, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Gender Female 
    Residence Bef. 1885  Corravaddy townland, Leck/Convoy Civil Parish, County Donegal, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Died 28 Mar 1885  Letterkenny workhouse, Letterkenny PLU, County Donegal, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 5
    • Letterkenny Poor Law Union was formed on the 26th June 1841 and covered an area of 158 square miles. Its operation was overseen by an elected Board of Guardians, 21 in number, representing its 14 electoral divisions as listed below (figures in brackets indicate numbers of Guardians if more than one):
      Co. Donegal:
      Ballymacool, Carrickatimpan, Castlewray (2), Connavaddy, Edenacarnan, Gartan, Gortnavern, Killymosny, Kincraigy (2), Letterkenny (3), Magheraboy (2), Manor Cuningham (2), Seacor, Temple Douglas (2).

      The Board also included 7 ex officio Guardians, making a total of 28. The Guardians met each week at noon on Friday.

      The population falling within the union at the 1831 census had been 25,322 with divisions ranging in size from Carrickatimpan (population 444) to Letterkenny itself (3,796).

      The new workhouse, built in 1844, was designed by George Wilkinson. It occupied a six-acre site at the west side of the Kilmacrenan Road and could accommodate 500 inmates. The cost of the building was £ 6,450 plus £ 1,475 for fixtures and fittings etc. It was declared fit for the admission of paupers on 16th December 1844, and admitted its first inmates three months later on 14th March 1845. T he site location and layout are shown on the 1907 map below.

      The buildings followed Wilkinson's typical layout. An entrance and administrative block at the east contained a porter's room and waiting room at the centre with the Guardians' board room on the first floor above. The main accommodation block housed the Master's quarters at the centre, and male and female wings to each side. At the rear, a range of single-storey utility rooms such as bakehouse and washhouse connected through to the infirmary and idiots' wards via a central spine containing the chapel and dining-hall. During the famine in the mid-1840s, temporary sheds were erected to accommodate fever patients.

      At the 1901 census, the population of the Union was 13,080 with 6 officials and 79 inmates in the workhouse.

      The workhouse later became Letterkenny District Hospital. The former master's house is now home to the Donegal County Museum. [4]
    Person ID I2366  Culbert
    Last Modified 14 Mar 2017 

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - Abt. 1793 - Prob. County Donegal, Ireland Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Bef. 1885 - Corravaddy townland, Leck/Convoy Civil Parish, County Donegal, Ireland Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 28 Mar 1885 - Letterkenny workhouse, Letterkenny PLU, County Donegal, Ireland Link to Google Earth
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  • Maps
    Letterkenny Workhouse, 1907
    Letterkenny Workhouse, 1907
    Map

  • Sources 
    1. [S1324] Ireland General Register Office, Death Registration, Jame Culbert, Letterkenny Registrar's District, County Donegal, Ireland, Quarter 2, Vol. 2, p. 131, No. 5, 1885.
      See death record

    2. [S1323] Ireland General Register Office, Death Index, Jane Culbert, Letterkenny District/PLU, County Donegal, Quarter 2, Vol. 2, p. 131, 1885.
      Age 92 at death [b.c. 1793]

    3. [S1324] Ireland General Register Office, Death Registration, Jane Culbert, Letterkenny Registrar's District, County Donegal, Ireland, 1885, Quarter 2, Volume 2, p. 131, No. 5, 28 Mar 1885.
      See death record

    4. [S1314] Internet, http://www.workhouses.org.uk/Letterkenny/, viewed 14 Mar 2017, 14 Mar 2017.
      See image

    5. [S1324] Ireland General Register Office, Death Registration, Jane Culbert, Letterkenny Registrar's District, County Donegal, Ireland, Quarter 2, Vol. 2, p. 131, No. 5, 28 Mar 1885.
      From Corravaddy, single, age 92, housekeeper, d. of senile decay, w/ medical attendant, registered 4 Apr 1885 by Henry Nelson, occupant, Letterkenny workhouse