§ MR. STACPOOLE
said, he wished to ask the Vice President of the Board of Trade, Whether it be the fact that, in the course of his inquiries into the claims of landed proprietors to wreck of the sea in the county of Kerry, Mr. O'Dowd, acting on behalf of the Board of Trade, made a Report to that Board to the effect that the Ordnance Map of Ireland does not correctly show the boundary line seaward between the estates of Lord Ventry and Robert Conway Hickson, Esq.; and whether, in case he has so reported, his Report has been supported by any and what judicial authority; and, in that event, whether the attention of the Government has been called to the matter with a view to a supplemental revision and correction of the Irish Ordnance Map?
§ MR. STEPHEN CAVE
said, in reply, that Mr. O'Dowd reported to the Board of Trade that this boundary line between the two estates was incorrect by forty perches, and his decision was confirmed by Master Fitzgibbon, to whom the question had been referred by agreement, after a very large body of evidence had been taken. This threw no discredit on the accuracy of the measurements of the surveyors, the deline- 1452 ation of the boundary having been dependent on information conveyed to them on the spot. An Ordnance Map could not, of course, be accepted as unimpeachable evidence of boundary in cases where no fence or visible line existed. The Report had been sent to the local Receiver of Wreck, with a view to the erection of a visible mark, which would prevent mistakes in future, and when that had been done it would be notified to the Ordnance Survey Department.