James O'Brien 1826-1887 of Miltown Malbay was listed as a "Civil Bill Officer" on his death record.
This occupation title was also listed on his wife's Kate Moloney O'Brien's death record in 1879 " Wife of Civil Bill Officer"; son, James O'Brien's death record 1889 "son of Civil Bill Officer" and daughter, Kate O'Brien's death record 1870 "child of Civil Bill Officer".
James O'Brien's father, Malachy O'Brien of Main Street, Miltown Malbay listed in the 1893 Kilfarboy Parish Census was reportedly a "tax collector" in Miltown Malbay and not entirely popular among local populace.
I would be interested to know what this job did and how would some one get into this position. May this position have been handed down from James O'Brien's father, Malachy O'Brien?
If anyone is familiar with this family I would be interested knowing whatever happened to the children of James and Kate O'Brien
|1839 Parish Census for Miltown Malbay, Co. Clare, Ireland|
Malachy O'Brien and 3 children Margaret, Ellen & James
|1825 Tithe Applotment Book for Leagard, Miltown Malbay, Parish of Kilfarboy|
|Death Record for Kate Moloney O'Brien|
|Death Record for Kate O'Brien|
|Death Record for James O'Brien|