Meeting of Select Vestry, Skibbereen, West Cork, 10th May 1832, to appoint Officers of Health under Statute of the 59th year of His Late Majesty, King George 3
Prior to Disestablishment the Church of Ireland was the State Church in Ireland. Religious affairs were managed locally by the Select Vestry, comprised of the Rector, the Parish Clerks and notable local parishioners.
As the Church also discharged administrative responsibilities it was common for the Select Vestry to reconvene shortly after but with a different composition comprising also local Catholics probably prominent.
In this case the Vestry Book (original in RCB Library, Rathgar, Dublin) records the following:
To Appoint Officers of Health and the following were appointed
Henry J. Wright,
Among the Select Vestry were: