Discover more about the Irish Boundary Commission 1924 to 1925. The Irish Boundary Commission was set up to determine the boundary between the Irish Free State and Northern Ireland. Findmypast has digitised this collection of records from The National Archives which includes the minutes, papers, correspondence and report of the Irish Boundary Commission, and records of oral and written evidence submitted to it.
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This collection of records includes the minutes, papers, correspondence and report of the Irish Boundary Commission, and records of oral and written evidence submitted to it.
The CAB 61 series also includes the notes and memoranda of R A Boger, Chief Technical Assistant to the Commission, and a numerical census, giving names of heads of household of Castlederg, Clogher and Dungannon Unions and Omagh Urban District.
CAB 61/19-158 includes (in some cases) printed material such as press cuttings and old Acts, either of a general nature or peculiar to the authority giving evidence. In such cases, the date on which the material was exhibited, rather than the date of publication, has been given.
CAB 61/1 Minute Book
CAB 61/10 Modifications to previous schemes
CAB 61/100 McCarter, W.
CAB 61/101 MacDermott, Rev. J.
CAB 61/102 McGuire, Rev. M.
CAB 61/103 Madden, Col. J.C.W.
CAB 61/104 Magherafelt Rural District, Committee of NationalistInhabitants
CAB 61/105 Melley, H.
CAB 61/106 Middletown, Committee of inhabitants
CAB 61/107 Milroy, S.
CAB 61/108 Monaghan County Council
CAB 61/109 Moore, Major R.L.
CAB 61/11 Report on maps inspected in Dublin and inspection of the ground in the neighbourhood of Belleek
CAB 61/110 Mullen Mills, Ltd.
CAB 61/111 Mullyash District, Committee of Inhabitants
CAB 61/112 Newry and Kilkeel Unions, inhabitants
CAB 61/113 Newry and Kilkeel Unions, inhabitants
CAB 61/114 Newry and Kilkeel Unions, inhabitants
CAB 61/115 Newry Chamber of Commerce
CAB 61/116 Newry Port and Harbour Trust
CAB 61/117 Newry No 1 Rural District Council
CAB 61/118 Newry No 2 Rural District Council
CAB 61/119 Newry Urban District Council.
CAB 61/12 Suggestions relating to the line described at the meeting of 17 October 1925.
CAB 61/120 Newry Urban District Council.
CAB 61/121 Northern Ireland, various groups of Nationalist residents.
CAB 61/122 Omagh Nationalist Ex-servicemen
CAB 61/123 Omagh Urban District Council
CAB 61/124 O'Neill, C.L.
CAB 61/125 Pettigo Unionist inhabitants
CAB 61/126 Phillips, J.
CAB 61/127 Portadown and Banbridge Joint Waterworks Board
CAB 61/128 Raphoe Presbytery
CAB 61/129 Redmond, S.A.
CAB 61/13 Secretary's memoranda on Bessbrook, Fermanagh, Keady and Newtown Hamilton, Londonderry and Strabane, Lough Erne, Newtown Butler and Newry
CAB 61/130 Riordan, J.F.
CAB 61/131 Saunderson, E.A.
CAB 61/132 Smith, R.J.
CAB 61/133 Smith, T.
CAB 61/134 Smyth, Dr. W.J.
CAB 61/135 Stack, Rev. T.F.L.
CAB 61/136 Strabane Presbyterian Church Congregational Committee
CAB 61/137 Strabane Trader's Association
CAB 61/138 Strabane Urban District Council
CAB 61/139 Tempo Parish Nationalist Inhabitants
CAB 61/14 Statistical notes on prepared schemes
CAB 61/140 Thompson, Dr. E.
CAB 61/141 Tirconnaill County Council
CAB 61/142 Torrens, Rev. F.
CAB 61/143 Tyrone County Boundary Defence Association
CAB 61/145 Tyrone County Committee of Nationalist inhabitants.
CAB 61/146 Tyrone County Committee of Nationalist inhabitants.
CAB 61/147 Tyrone County Committee of Nationalist inhabitants.
CAB 61/148 Tyrone County Committee of Nationalist inhabitants.
CAB 61/149 Tyrone East, Committee of Nationalist inhabitants
CAB 61/15 Extracts from published statistics showing the religious persuasions of the inhabitants of the townlands in certain electoral divisions of Counties Armagh, Cavan, Donegal, Down, Fermanagh, Londonderry and Monaghan.
CAB 61/150 Tyrone East, Committee of Nationalist inhabitants
CAB 61/151 Tyrone East, Committee of Nationalist inhabitants
CAB 61/152 Tyrone North West Boundary Defence Association
CAB 61/153 Urney Parish, Unionist inhabitants
CAB 61/154 Waller, B.C.
CAB 61/155 Warburton, Lt. Col. F.T.
CAB 61/156 Warrenpoint Harbour Authority
CAB 61/157 Warrenpoint, principal property owners
CAB 61/158 Warrenpoint Urban District Council
CAB 61/159 Summaries of cases in support of claims
CAB 61/16 To and from the Governments of the United Kingdom and Northern Ireland
CAB 61/160 Statements issued to the Press
CAB 61/161 Report of the Commission
CAB 61/162 Report of the Commission (duplicate)
CAB 61/163 Duplicate (loose-leaf) set of Minutes of Meetings of the Commission
CAB 61/164 Dungannon Union Vol I
CAB 61/165 Dungannon Union Vol II
CAB 61/166 Castlederg Union
CAB 61/167 Clogher Union
CAB 61/168 Omagh Urban District
CAB 61/17 To and from the Government of the Irish Free State, the Registrar General and the Minister of Local Government and Health, Dublin
CAB 61/18 To and from S.G. Tallents, C.B., C.B.E., Imperial Secretary, Belfast
CAB 61/19 Alexander, J.
CAB 61/2 Transferred to MPII 1/27.
CAB 61/20 Armagh City, Committee of Inhabitants
CAB 61/21 Armagh County Council
CAB 61/22 Armagh Rural District Council
CAB 61/23 Armagh Urban District Council
CAB 61/24 Aughnacloy Nationalist Inhabitants
CAB 61/25 Aughnacloy Town Commissioners
CAB 61/26 Ballymacnab and adjoining townlands group of inhabitants
CAB 61/27 Ballyshannon Harbour Board
CAB 61/28 Belfast City and District Water Commissioners
CAB 61/29 Belfast and County Down Railway, General Manager
CAB 61/3 Transferred to MPII 1/28.
CAB 61/30 Belmore, Earl of
CAB 61/31 Bessbrook and Newry Tramway Co.
CAB 61/32 Bessbrook Spinning Company
CAB 61/33 Burke H.S., Chairman, Lougherne Drainage Board
CAB 61/34 Cagney, J.B.
CAB 61/35 Camlough Waterworks Trustees
CAB 61/36 Castlederg, Protestant Churches
CAB 61/37 Castlederg Rural District Council
CAB 61/38 Clarke, Trevisa.
CAB 61/39 Clogh Parish, Unionist inhabitants.
CAB 61/4 Transferred to MPII 1/29.
CAB 61/40 Clogher Rural District Council
CAB 61/41 Clogher Rural District, Nationalist Inhabitants
CAB 61/42 Clones Urban District Council
CAB 61/43 Cooke, D.
CAB 61/44 Cookstown Union, Unionist inhabitants
CAB 61/45 Copeland Trimble, W.
CAB 61/46 Coyle, Rev. E.
CAB 61/47 Devine, J.
CAB 61/48 Dickson, J.
CAB 61/49 Donaldson, R.J.
CAB 61/5 Transferred to MPII 1/30.
CAB 61/50 Donegal County, group of business men
CAB 61/51 Donegal County, Protestant Registration Association.
CAB 61/52 Donegal County, Protestant Registration Association. Missing at transfer.
CAB 61/53 CAB 61. Donegal County, Protestant Registration Association
CAB 61/54 Doris, John.
CAB 61/55 Down, East; Committee of Nationalist inhabitants
CAB 61/56 Drummully Parish, Unionist inhabitants
CAB 61/57 Dundalk Chamber of Commerce.
CAB 61/58 Dungannon Board of Guardians
CAB 61/59 Dungannon Union, inhabitants
CAB 61/6 Schemes relating to Armagh and Newry, Castlederg, Londonderry and East Donegal, South-East and West Fermanagh.
CAB 61/60 Dungannon Urban District Council
CAB 61/61 Elliott, E. and Ross, C.W.
CAB 61/62 Enniskillen Urban District Council.
CAB 61/63 Fearn Townland
CAB 61/64 Fermanagh County Council
CAB 61/65 Fermanagh County Council
CAB 61/66 Fermanagh County Council
CAB 61/67 Fermanagh Nation list Committee
CAB 61/68 Fermanagh Nation list Committee
CAB 61/69 Fleming, R.J.
CAB 61/7 Procedure
CAB 61/70 Glasslough and adjoining District, group of inhabitants
CAB 61/71 Glasslough and District, Nationalist inhabitants
CAB 61/72 Granemore Area, group of inhabitants
CAB 61/73 Green, H.D.
CAB 61/74 Henry, J.M.
CAB 61/75 Herdmans Ltd.
CAB 61/76 Irish Free State Customs Service
CAB 61/77 Irish Free State, Government
CAB 61/78 Irish Society, The Hon.
CAB 61/79 Irvine, Colonel H., C.B.
CAB 61/8 Geographic and economic considerations
CAB 61/80 Judge, J.M.
CAB 61/81 Keady, Committee of inhabitants of the Town End.
CAB 61/82 Keady Urban District Council.
CAB 61/83 Kennedy, C.J.
CAB 61/84 Killoo Parish, Nationalist inhabitants
CAB 61/85 Kilkeel Board of Guardians
CAB 61/86 Kilkeel Rural District Council
CAB 61/87 King, W. Ashe (Portal Supervisor, Londonderry)
CAB 61/88 Large, T.J.D. (Collector of Customs, Belfast)
CAB 61/89 Larkin, W.J.
CAB 61/9 Precedents for boundary settlements on waterways
CAB 61/90 Liddy, G.B.
CAB 61/91 Londonderry City Corporation
CAB 61/92 Londonderry, members of Shirt Manufacturers Federation (Ireland)
CAB 61/93 Londonderry Nationalist Registration Association
CAB 61/94 Londonderry Nationalist Registration Association
CAB 61/95 Londonderry Nationalist Registration Association
CAB 61/96 Londonderry Port and Harbour Commissioners
CAB 61/97 Londonderry Union, Nationalist inhabitants
CAB 61/98 Lynch, M.
CAB 61/99 McArthur, J. Note
The Irish Boundary Commission was set up to determine the boundary between the Irish Free State and Northern Ireland. It met for the first time on 6 November 1924.
Chairman of the Boundary Commission was Mr Justice Richard Feetham, a judge of the South African Supreme Court. Mr Justice Richard Feetham was assisted by two Commissioners, Eoin MacNeill, the Irish Free State representative, and Joseph Fisher, the representative of Northern Ireland, appointed by the British government.The Commission was to take evidence and make recommendations on whether the border between Northern Ireland and the Irish Free State should be altered.
Completed in November 1925, the final report of the Commission was never published, after disagreements about its recommendations, it led to the resignation of the Irish Commissioner. As a result, no alterations were made to the border.
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