HC Deb 21 May 1874 vol 219 cc620-1

asked the President of the Board of Trade, When the Return, ordered by the House on the 23rd of July 1873— Of all Leases, Grants, or Charters of any rights of the Crown along the sea shores, or to the beds or shores of tidal rivers, of the county of Louth, from Clogher Head to the River Newry at Omeath, made previous to the year 1827. distinguishing such rights, to whom and for what consideration granted, date of grant, name of grantee, and name of place whereof such grant has been made, will be laid upon the Table of the House; and, from what cause has arisen this delay, now extending over a period of ten months?


Sir, the hon. Member's Question must be put to the Secretary to the Treasury, as the management of the rights of the Crown in such foreshores dealt with before 1827 was not transferred to the Board of Trade by the Crown Lands Act, 1866.


subsequently stated that upon search among the enrolments of grants from the Crown in the Public Record Office of Ireland, it did not appear, in the absence of extrinsic evidence, that any lease, grant, or charter, containing any grant of the right of the Crown to "foreshores," or of any right of the Crown "along the sea-shores," or "to the beds or shores of tidal rivers" of the county of Louth between Clogher Head and the River Newry at Omeath, had been made prior to the year 1827.