Cheque, Munster & Leinster Bank, Ennis, 1916
Cheque, Munster & Leinster Bank, Ennis, 1916. No. 12240, dated 11th August 1916. Pounds 2-2-0 payable to Suttons Ltd by Patrick Carroll and John Darcy. Number 10 in manuscript at top centre. Crossed & Co. Two rubber stamps on the front. 1.(Rectangular) – Bank of Ireland, Cork/Lodgement for Account/of Suttons Limited. 2. (Circular) Paid 17 Aug 1916. Embossed in red and white on right is a One Penny revenue stamp. The left side of the cheque contains a decorative cartouche embellished at the top and bottom with a highly decorative foliate design containing shamrocks. Cartouche contains coats of arms, provinces of Munster and Leinster. Printers name vertically to left of this – Purcell, Cork. Amount to be paid in manuscript, words and numbers, and signed at bottom right by Patrick Carroll and John Darcy. Reverse contains three rubber stamps. 1. Oval, Bank of Ireland/No. 2/Cork. 2. Rectangular, For Suttons Limited (with space for signature (J. Daly) Director. 3.Oval, Bank of Ireland/No. 2/Cork.
The premises in which the object was found was the former premises of the Irish National Foresters, Court Daniel O’Connell, in Ennis, since 1895. The Irish National Foresters split from the British-based Ancient Order of Foresters for political reasons in 1877.