The following local names were amongst a list of names in relation to a “Great meeting” in Belfast on 21st January 1841 on the subject of the Irish Registration Bill and The Repeal of the Union.
The undersigned request a meeting of the Nobility, Clergy, Gentry, and other friends of the British Constitution and Connexion, in Antrim, Down and the contiguous Northern counties, to be held in Belfast, upon Thursday, the 21st January 1841, at Eleven o’clock, a.m., for the purpose of expressing their opinion in favour of the principles of Lord Stanley’s Registration Bill, and also in opposition to the attempt now for the first time undisguised made in Ulster, to effect the Repeal of the Union: –
Daniel Bell, Clerk, Glenavy, Antrim
James Mussen, Lisburn, merchant
Robert Smith Esq., Cottage Hill, Ballinderry
E.J. Cordner, Clerk, Lisburn, AB.
Alex Henderson, Lisburn, Presbyterian minister
Francis Weldon, Lisburn, gentleman
Thomas Walkington, Oatlands, Ballinderry, Esq.
Horatio Maunsell, Clerk, Drumbo Rectory, Lisburn
John Vernon, Lisburn
James Whitla, Gobrana, Glenavy, J.P.
John Watson, Wakefield, Brookhill, Lisburn, Esq.
Mathtew J. Smyth, Lisburn, solicitor
Robert Hill, Vicar of Aghalee, AM.
David Beattie, Lisburn, merchant
Edward J. Smyth, Lisburn, Esq.
William Whitla, Lisburn, Esq
Thomas F. Colbeck, Lisburn, Esq.
Thomas R. Stannus, Lisburn, Esq.
William Magill, Dundrod, Presbyterian Clergyman
Beauchamp W. Stannus, Lisburn, Esq.
Robert Bell, Bellbrook, Glenavy, Esq.
John Buttle, Glenavy, Methodist minister.
Further names appeared in a later paper dated Friday 15th January 1841.
James Stannus, Lisburn, Dean of Ross
John Birney, Lisburn, solicitor
Cosslett Waddell, Newforge, Moira, Esq.
Charles W. Armstrong, Cherry Vale, Crumlin J.P.
Richard Rollo Houston, Springfield, Lisburn, late Major in the Army.
William Gregg, Lisburn, J.P.
Charles Cupples, Lisburn, M.D.
Thomas Johnston Smyth, Lisburn, J.P.
Robert Crawford, Lissue, Lisburn, JP
Francis Crossley, Glenburn, Lisburn, Esq.
Roger Johnston Smith, Lisburn, J.P.
William Stewart, Lisburn, Esq. M.D.
W. Stewart, Lisburn, Major, HEIC
H.T. Higginson, Lisburn, Esq, A.M.
Andrew Durham, Belvidere,Lisburn. J.P.
William Mussenden, Larchfield, Lisburn, DL, J.P.
Robert Stewart, Lisburn, Merchant
James Watson, Brookhill, Lisburn, DL, JP
William Coulson, Lisburn, draper manufacturer