Collection: Donegal Grand Jury Records

Collection DescriptionBeginning in Norman times, Grand Juries consisted of local landowners, who were chosen by the Sheriff of the County. Grand Juries were discharged by the Judge of Assize. Presentment sessions were called in each of the six baronies of Donegal before the Assizes, and this was where proposals for work to be undertaken were considered and submitted to the Grand Jury for ratification. Grand Jury Cess, a rate payable by occupiers, paid for services in the county; this included the making and maintenance of roads and bridges, the building of courthouses, and the provision of support to schools, district hospitals, and prisons.
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Repository: Donegal County Archives

Repository NameDonegal County Archives
AddressThree Rivers Centre Lifford County Donegal
EircodeF93 PN3H
Telephone(074) 915-3900
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