Submitted by Christine Gorman
The Benevolent Irish Society helped out those less fortunate monetarily. The following is a statement of their accounts from 10th March, 1855 to 10th March 1856.
From the Examiner, April 7, 1856
Treasurer of the Benevolent Irish Society's General Account From 10th March, 1855 to 10th March 1856
19th March, 1855:
Mrs. Smith, Mrs. Corrigan, Mrs. Maguire, P. McCarron (blind), Ellen Cassidy, Mrs. Malloy, Mrs. Cosgrove, Mrs. McKenna, Catherine Murphy, Margaret McGun, Mrs. Hogan, Mrs. Roach, Mrs. Fitzgerald, James Cochlan, Mrs. Cahill, Mrs. Cudhey, Jeremiah Bourk.
26th March, 1855
Mrs. Goodwin, Mrs. Evans, Mrs. Manigan, Mrs. Gillis, Mrs. Nowlan, Mrs. Connolly, Mrs. Cosgrove, Dennis Collins, John Phelan, Mrs. Binns, Mrs. Murphy, Mrs. Davis, Mrs. Heffren, Mrs. Koughan, Mrs. O'Shea, Mrs. Grady, George Lord, Mrs. Evans, Mrs. Murphy, Mrs. Tool, Mrs. Gayner.
30th March, 1855
Mrs. Dogherty, Mrs. Moore, Jeffry Bourk.
7th April, 1855
Dennis Collins, Mrs. Cusshun, Mrs. Cudhey, Mrs. Brenan, Mrs. Gray, Mrs. Hogan, Mrs. Cahill, Mrs. Murphy, P. McCarron (blind), Mrs. McDonald, Catherine Murphy, Mrs. Malloy, Mrs. Roach, Mrs. Cosgrove, Mary Corrigan, James Walsh, Mrs. Power.
18th April 1855
Mrs. Gayner, Mrs. Cosgrove, P. McCarron (blind), Mrs. Brenan, Mrs. Gray, Dennis Collins, Mrs. Hogan, Mrs. Heffren, Mrs. Moore.
25th April 1855
Lawrence Roach, David Sheppard (for expenses), Mrs. Evans, Mrs. Nowlan.
5th May 1855
Mrs. Connolly, Mrs Poor, Mrs. Roach, Margaret McCarthy
17th May 1855
James Callaghan, John O'Conner, Ellen Cassidy, Mrs. McKenna, Mrs. Coles, Mrs. Gaynor, Jeremiah Bourk
16th June 1855
Mrs. Wall, Ellen Cassidy, Mrs. Connolly, A poor squaw.
17th July 1855
Mary Corrigan, Mrs. Gayner, Mr. Mahaffy (funeral expenses), Mary Connolly, Mrs. Roach, Ellen Cassidy, P. McCarron(blind)
16th August 1855
Mr. Mahaffy (funeral expenses)
1st November 1855
William Kenny, Mary Connolly, Mr. McKenna (expenses, &c)
14th December 1855
Mrs.Cudhey, Mrs. Murphy, Mrs. McCarthy
2nd January 1856
Mrs. Heffren, Mrs. Manigan, Mrs. Connolly
26th January 1856
Mrs. Smith, Mrs. Malloy, Mrs. Martin, Mary Corrigan, Mrs. Cudhey
18th February 1856
Mrs. Malloy, Neil Lenerge, Mrs. Manigan, Mrs. Connolly, Laughlan McLeod, Mrs. Heffren
29th February 1856
Mrs. Smith, Richard Coughlan