Crew Park Townland, Ballinderry

Freehold Registrations, 1831

The following is an extract from The Belfast Newsletter dated 30th September 1831 and is used with permission of The Belfast Newsletter.

The following names are taken from a list of persons applying to register their Freeholds at a General Quarter Sessions of the Peace to be held in Belfast on the 24th October, 1831.

No. 73

Name and Residence of Applicant: James Abernethy, Crewpark
Description of Freehold, with the names of Barony and Townland in which situated: House and land, Upper Massereene, town land of Crewpark
Yearly Value to be registered: £10

Marriage Notice — Smith/Fleming

The following extract is from the Belfast Newsletter and dated 27th December 1831. It is used with permission of the Belfast Newsletter.

On Wednesday last, Mr. William Smith, Parish of Hillsboro’, merchant tailor, to Lydia, only daughter of Mr. W. Fleming, of Crew Park, Parish of Ballinderry.

Spirit Licence granted to Joseph Bickett

The following extract is from the Belfast Newsletter and dated 8th July 1867. It is used with permission of the Belfast Newsletter.

At Antrim Quarter Sessions re Spirit Licences, With the result appended in each case:

Joseph Bickett, Crew Park, granted,

Dairy Cows for sale at Hope Croft

The following extract is from the Belfast Newsletter and dated 3rd October, 1890. It is used with permission of the Belfast Newsletter.

For Sale at Hope Croft, Glenavy, two good dairy cows, at note – one pure-bred Kerry Malahide herd; one half-bred Kerry, Crew Park herd. Apply, James Johnston, 19, Waring Street.

Swine Fever, 1894

The following extract is from the Belfast Newsletter and dated 31st May 1894. It is used with permission of the Belfast Newsletter.

Lisburn Board of Guardians – On 29th inst the weekly meeting of the above Board was held. Present – Messrs. John Alexander (chairman); W.T. Henry C.E., J.P.; W.J. Wilson, V.C.; Arthur Maxwell, Hugh graham, William Higginson, J.A. Richey, Jacob Green, Richard Knox, Thomas Thompson, John D. Hamilton, W.J. Todd, and Philip Jordan ……

The assistant clerk read that the veterinary department say that swine fever exists at Mr Charles Scott’s, Sloan Street, Lisburn; Eliza Brady’s, Knockmore; John McAreavy’s, Ballynalargy; Samuel Kinghan’s, Maze; James Scott’s , Ballymurphy; Jonathan Turner’s, Ballykeelartfinny; Robert Gordon’s, Bailie’s Mill; John Dunwoody’s, Cargycreevy; and John Martin’s, Crew Park. Other places were visited, and pigs slaughtered during the week. The Board then adjourned.

Death Notice — Evans

The following extract is from the Belfast Newsletter and dated 13th August 1898. It is used with permission of the Belfast Newsletter.

Evans – August 12 at her residence, Crew Park Farm, Ballinderry, Amelia, the dearly – beloved wife of William Evans. Her remains will be removed for interment in the family burying ground, Middle Church Cemetery, Ballinderry, tomorrow (Sunday) afternoon at two o’clock. Friends will please accept this intimation. Wm. Evans.

Death Notice — Wilson

The following extract is from the Belfast Newsletter dated 19th September 1902. It appears here with the permission of the Belfast Newsletter.

Death – Wilson – September 17 at Crew Park, Glenavy, my beloved mother. Her remains will be interred this (Friday) morning in the City Cemetery. Funeral private. James M. Wilson.

Land Sale

The following is an extract from The Lisburn Herald dated Saturday 21st January 1911.

Crewpark near Glenavy.

Mr. John Martin (who is retiring from farming) has instructed us to sell by auction, on the premises, on Thursday, 26th January, at eleven o’clock.

That valuable farm of land, containing 20a 0r 16p statute measure or thereabouts situate in the townland of Crewpark, near Glenavy, Co Antrim, held in Fee-simple under the Irish Land Commission, subject to a terminable Annunity of £9 8 4d (second decade), which is almost expired. The lands are of good quality, well watered, drained and fenced, and nearly all under pasture and meadow. There is a comfortable dwelling house and suitable offices on the farm which are in good repair.

This disirable farm is situate about 1¼ miles from Glenavy, 1½ miles from Ballinderry, 6 miles from Lisburn, adjoining Crew Dam Lane Road.

Immediately afterwards will be sold: Useful farm horse, milch cow (almost fat), weanling calf, 7 pikes of hay, stack of oats, cart and harness, drill plough, lea plough, 3 ft grubber, break harrow, D & S trees, barn fanners, croydonette and harness, wheelbarrow, manure, quantity of household furniture and sundries.

Terms – for farm, £20 per cent deposit at sale. For stock & c., 3 months approved credit at sale on sums under £3 and upwards or discount for cash. Sums under £3 and furniture, Cash. Purchasers to pay Auction commission. Part-purchase money can remain on security of farm if desired.

Samuel F McConnell & Co
Solicitors, Lisburn and Belfast
J.D. Martin & Co., Auctioneers

Sudden Death of Samuel Green

The following is an extract from the Lisburn Herald dated 13th May 1911.

Sudden death at Glenavy

A very sudden death occurred on 6th inst., at Crewe Park, about two miles from Glenavy. It appears that a respectable and well-to-do farmer named Samuel green, aged 79 years, who had attended the crumlin, Lisburn and Belfast markets in the early days of the week in his usual health, complained to his family of feeling a pain in his side. On Saturday he took his meals as well as ever, and in the evening, about six o’clock, went out for a walk. As he did not return within an hour, which was unusual, his absence caused some uneasiness; and on the arrival at 7.15 of his son William, who had been absent from home during the day, a search was instituted, with the result that the body was found at 9.15 on a heap of straw in a dark corner of the barn, behind the threshing machine, the presumption being that the deceased had gone in there in search of eggs.

At 10.30 am on Monday last, Dr. Mussen, J.P., held an inquest on the body, Mr. Edward Cummings being foreman of the jury, and Sergeant Barrett, crumlin, representing the Crown. Evidence was given by members of the family, and Dr. Patrick, who gave it as his opinion that death was due to natural causes, namely syncope, caused by the failure of a weak heart. The jury returned their verdict accordingly.

On Tuesday the remains were removed for interment in the family burial-ground at Glenavy Churchyard. The death had caused universal regret in the neighbourhood which was shown by the large cortege, which included representatives of all denominations who had held the deceased in the highest respect. The coffin was of oak, richly mounted, and behind it walked the immediate chief mourners – Messrs William green, Samuel Green, sons; William Watters, James Robert Sloan, sons-in-law; T. McCarthy, W.H. Macauley, Thomas Johnston (jun), nephews; Joseph Green, Robert Green and Robert Haire, relatives. Amongst the general public were – Dr. Mussen, J.P.; Messrs. Henry balance, Jas Balance, James Smyth, W.J. Larmour, Alex Caldwell, William Kennedy (Belfast), John Thompson (Belfast), Joseph Neill, R. Steele, Thomas Megrath, Patrick Horner, T. McCarthy (Belfast),W.J. Horner, Joseph Withers, James Reid, R. Fleeton, George Fleeton, G. Evans, Joseph Stewart, W.J. Horner, Patrick Gillen, J. Evans, Thomas Steele, Andrew Stewart, John Megahey, Samuel Curry, Robert Peel, John Martin, M. McKnight, Edward Cummins, Joseph Armstrong, R. Wilson, William Scott, Wesley Adams, Thomas Gibson, Thomas Moore, Francis W. Reid, John Scott, George Fleeton (jun), Wm McCorry, Wm T. Megrath, & c. During the passing of the mournful procession through the village there were many manifestations of sorrow, being drawn down. The service at the graveside was conducted by the Rev. W.R. Clarendon, B.A., who also conducted a short service in the house before the removal of the coffin. Mr. Alexander Caldwell, Crumlin, carried out the funeral arrangements in a very satisfactory manner.

Cruelty to Animals

The following extract is from the Lisburn Herald dated Saturday 10th December 1921.

Cruelty to sheep

George Rollins, Glenavy was prosecuted at the instance of the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals for cruelty to sheep on the 21st ult.

Mr Joseph Allen, solicitor, appeared for the prosecution; and Mr D. Barbour SImpson, solicitor for the defendant.
COnstable Bradshaw deposed that he was on duty in Seymour Street when his attention was attracted to the cart conveying sheep. He observed the forefeet of one of the sheep protruding from the back of the cart. He spoke to the defendant who said there were twelve sheep in the cart. When the back of the cart was let down four sheep actually fell out and two were lying on the bottom of the cart exhausted, having apparantly been trampled on by the others. The size of the cart was 4ft by 5ft. In his opinion it was cruel and more than cruel to have so many sheep in that space. Six would have been sufficient. It would take defendant about an hour and a half to travel the seven miles from Glenavy.

By Mr. SImpson – The fact that the feet of one of the sheep were out at the back of the cart would be an act of cruelty in itself. It would nothave been possible for Rollins to have seen that from the position he was in. He could not say how many of the sheep were lambs. Some of them did fall out and others jumped out.

Constable Patton gave corroborative evidence.

James Hilland, flesher, Seymour Street, examined by Mr. SImpson for the defence, said the sheep were for him. There were 7 sheep and 5 lambs in the cart. He was present at the unloading and admitted that they were rather tight, but there was ample room in the cart for ten sheep. Sheep were easily marked and when slaughtered he did not find a single mark on any of them.
Their worships imposed a fine of 5s and 16s costs.

Market Toll Prosecution

The following is an extract from TheLisburn Standard dated 13th February 1925

Market Tolls Prosecution

Lisburn Urban District Council prosecuted James Evans Crewe Park, Glenavy for selling buttermilk in Lisburn without paying market toll.

Mr John T McConnell Town Solicitor, said the prosecution was brought by the Urban Council for selling five rundlets of buttermilk in Lisburn without having paid market toll. When challenged the defendant said that he did not know that milk was tollable at all.

James Higginson, market patrol said that on 3rd February, he saw defendant in Sloan Street, carrying five rundlets of buttermilk at Messrs Toss’s shop. When asked for a ticket he said he had not got one, and that he did not know there was a toll on buttermilk. On his way to Todd’s defendant passed two milk depots.

Defendant said he only started in the milk business in the middle of January and knew nothing about tolls. He knew nothing about the regulations.

By Mr. McConnell – He brought butter and eggs to Lisburn market on Tuesdays and paid toll there. He was only in the milk business for a month.

Mr. McConnell said he would not press for a heavy penalty in the case.

The Chairman said that the magistrates were quite satisfied that there was no intention on defendant’s part to defraud the Urban Council. They would impose the nominal fine of 5s and 8s costs.

Swine Fever, 1931

The following extract is from the Belfast Newsletter and dated 27th December 1931. It is used with permission of the Belfast Newsletter.

Lisburn Board of Guardians

Mr James Gregg, V.S., reported as follows – The veterinary department say that swine fever exists at the premises of J. Gilliland, Lisnatrunk; W. Hawthorn, carrycot; Wm. Magee, Ballymacward; Robert Bell, Legaterriff; George White, Lisburn; Joseph McKnight, Ballyclough; Robert Morrow, Whitemountain; John McKee, Ravarnet; William Andrews, Blaris;James McKee, Aghadalgan; Joseph O’Hara, Ballymaclose; Moses Moore, Crew Park; Isaac Matchett, Aghakilmoney; William Kelly, Lisburn; James Archer, Lisburn; and that the disease does not exist at Mary A. Caldwell’s, Crew.

PRONI Will Calendars

The following information is taken from the will calendars in the PRONI and are reproduced with kind permission of Deputy Keeper of the Records, Public Record Office of Northern Ireland.

James Culbert

Date of Death 08 07 1879
Date of Grant 11 08 1879
Effects under £200
Registry Belfast

Full Abstract:

The Will of James Culbert late of Aghnaless County Antrim Farmer deceased who died 8 July 1879 at same place was proved at Belfast by the oaths of Oliver Henderson of Lisburn Land Steward John Taylor of Ballinderry Farmer and Samuel Green of Crew Park (Ballinderry) Farmer all in said County the Executors.

Samuel Green

Date of Death 06 05 1911
Date of Grant 02 07 1911
Effects £1442 16s 6d
Registry Belfast

Full Abstract:

Probate of the Will of Samuel Green late of Crewpark County Antrim Farmer who died 6 May 1911 granted at Belfast to William Thomas Green and Samuel Thompson Green and Joseph Neill Farmers.

James Moore

Date of Death 10 05 1890
Date of Grant 02 07 1890
Effects £179
Registry Belfast

Full Abstract:

The Will of James Moore late of Crew Park County Antrim Farmer who died 10 May 1890 at same place was proved at Belfast by Henry Ballance of Kilcreeny in said County Farmer one of the Executors.

William Evans

Date of Death 10 02 1904
Date of Grant 15 06 1904
Effects £1624
Registry Belfast

Full Abstract:

Probate of the Will of William Evans late of Crewpark County Antrim Farmer who died 10 February 1904 granted at Belfast to James Murray and James Smyth Farmers.

Samuel Green

Date of Death 06 05 1911
Date of Grant 03 07 1911
Effects £1442 16s 6d
Registry Belfast

Full Abstract:

Probate of the Will of Samuel Green late of Crewpark County Antrim Farmer who died 6 May 1911 granted at Belfast to William Thomas Green and Samuel Thompson Green and Joseph Neill Farmers.

Thomas Evans

Date of Death 11 09 1915
Date of Grant 29 10 1915
Effects £31
Registry Belfast

Full Abstract:

Administration of the Estate of Thomas Evans late of Crew Park, Glenavy County Antrim, farmer (retired) who died 11 September 1915. Granted at Belfast to James Evans, farmer.

James Evans

Date of Death 21 02 1934
Date of Grant 22 10 1934
Effects £2624 10s 7d
Registry Belfast

Full Abstract:

Evans James of Crewpark Glenavy county Antrim farmer died 21 February 1934 Probate Belfast 22 October to Walter Beckett and William George Evans farmers. Effects £2624 10s. 7d.

Mr William Thomas Green

Date of Death 08 03 1941
Date of Grant 19 11 1941
Effects £1177 0s 0d
Registry Belfast

Full Abstract:

Green William Thomas of Crewpark county Antrim farmer died 8 March 1941 Probate Belfast 19 November to Eliza Jane Green the widow and Ethel Green spinster and Sarah C. Reid married woman. Effects £1177.

Selina Armstrong

Date of Death 27 08 1943
Date of Grant 2411 10 1943
Effects £201 19s 8d
Registry Belfast

Full Abstract:

Armstrong, Selina of Crew Park Glenavy County Antrim farmer died 27 August 1943. Administration Belfast 11 October to Thomas Armstrong farmer the husband. Effects £201 19s 8d.

Unlicensed Bull

The following extract is from the Lisburn Standard dated Friday 01 06 1951.

Unlicensed Bull

The Ministry of Agriculture summoned Joseph Reid, Crewe, Glenavy for keeping an unlicensed bull. Mr.A.S. Merrick (Crown Solicitor for Co Antrim) prosecuted.

Reid explained that he had not tried to procure a licence because he did not think he would be granted one. He had kept the animal for use on his own farm. It had now been castrated. The R.M. imposed a fine of £3 with £2 9s extra costs.

Crew Park Road – Farm For Sale

The following is an extract from The Ulster Star dated 7th November 1975 and appears with permission of The Ulster Star.
For sale by private treaty.

Attractive 20 acre holding with modernised dwelling.
15 Crewe Park Road, Glenavy.

Compact farm with land on either side of a laneway from the County Road. The land is all good quality grazing. The Out Buildings consist of a modern garage and store and fully sheeted 45′ x 25′ Hayshed. Cement yard.

15 Crew Park Road

15 Crew Park Road

The house is an attractive 1,100 sq ft one-storey modernised bungalow. Accommodation comprises: Porch; Living room; half tiled kitchen and larder, 3 bedrooms; bathroom and W.C. and Box Room.

Further particulars from Agents
D. Mairs
Estate Agent, Auctioneer and Valuer
8 Bridge Street, Lisburn
Telephone Lisburn 3128.

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