Ballydonaghy Townland, Camlin

Stolen of Strayed?

The following extract is from the Belfast Newsletter dated 9th – 12th July 1776 and is reproduced with permission of the Belfast News Letter.

Stolen or ftrayed (strayed) off the Lands of Ballydonaghy, near Glenavy, on Tuesday night laft (last) the Property of William Clements. A bald dark grey Gelding, four years old, 1(?) Hands high and better, with (?) White feet and fhort (short) Trimmed Tail, value ten Guineas.

Whoever returns faid (said) Horfe (horse) to faid (said) Clements, fhall (shall) have a Guinea Reward; and if ftole, (stole) whoever returns faid (said) horse and Thief, or Thieves, and prosecutes to Conviction, fhall (shall) have two Guineas Reward, if done within the month. Dated this 12th Day of July, 1776. Wm. Clements.

Marriage – John Oakman and Alice Walsh

The following is from Saunder’s News-letter dated 14th March 1805.

Wedding – Mr John Oakman, of Ballydonaghy near Glenavy, to Mifs Alice Walfh, of fame place.

Marriage – Johnston/Bell

The following is an extract from the Belfast Newsletter dated 13th April 1810 and is reproduced here by permission of the Belfast News Letter

Married

A few days since, Mr Thomas Johnston of Lurgan to Miss Bell Clements of Clement’s Mount, near Glenavy.

Marriage – Kinsley/Shanks

The following is an extract from the Belfast Newsletter dated 28th August 1810 and is reproduced here by permission of the Belfast News Letter

Married

By the Rev. Mr Tuckey, on the 20th inst. Mr. James Kinsley, of Ballydonaghy, Parish of Glenavy, to the amiable Miss Shanks, of the Fourth River.

Farm to be let

The following is from Belfast Commercial Chronicle – Saturday 17th March 1827

Farms to be let and immediate possession given.

A farm in Ballydonaghy parish of Glenavy, containing 24 a 0r 10p. Statute measure, lately in the possession of Thomas Bullich deceased. Also 29 a 2 r 15 p in Parishes of Ballinderry and Glenavy lying together, late in the possession of John Neilson. Also, from Nov next 53a 3r 14 p in Ballinderry and Glenavy lying together, lately in the possession of Robert Neilson, deceased. The above lands are of excellent quality and convenient to Markets and well worth the attention of persons wanting farms.

Freehold Registration, 1829

The following extract is from the Belfast Newsletter dated Tuesday 30th June, 1829 and is reproduced with permission of the Belfast News Letter.

County of Antrim

List of persons applying to Register their Freeholds at the next General Quarter Session of the Peace, to be held at Belfast, for the Division of Carrickfergus, in the said County pursuant to the Act of 10th George the Fourth, Cap.8, entered by the Clerk of the Peace.

No: 65

Name and Residence of Applicant: Henry Sherlock, Ballydonaghy
Description of Freehold: House and land Ballydonaghy
Yearly Value to be registered: £10

No: 72

Name and Residence of Applicant: Thomas Sherlock, Ballydonaghy
Description of Freehold: House and land Ballydonaghy
Yearly Value to be registered: £10

Farm Sale

The following is an extract from the Belfast Newsletter 11th December 1829

Valuable farm of land for sale.

To be sold on the premises, on Saturday the 26th inst. At eleven o’clock, forenoon, pursuant to the will of the late Mr. Nettleton.

All his right, title, and interest, in the farm of land, dwelling house and offices in Ballydonaghy, in the Parish of Glenavy, occupied by him in his lifetime, containing, by a late survey, 60 acres, statute measure, held under the Marquis of Hertford, for one good life, at the yearly rent of £6 6s sterling. It is situated within half a mile of Crumlin, adjoining the great Dublin Road, and a new line of road to Belfast intersects it. The land is in the best condition well fenced and watered. A portion of it, containing 14 acres, being rather detached from the rest, will be sold separately and possession of the entire can be given immediately. Ten per cent of a deposit to be paid at the time of sale, and the remainder of the purchase money on getting possession; but, if required, the Purchases can be accommodated with credit for a part of it for some time, at interest. Langford Manderson, Arch. McErvele, Jun. Executors. Dated Dec 4th 1829.

Farm Auction

The following is from the Belfast Newsletter dated Friday 25th December 1829.

To be sold by Auction on the premises on Saturday 2d January 1830.

That well known farm of land in Ballydonaghy, in the Parish of Glenavy, and County of Antrim, containing by estimation 52 acres, 2 roods 14 perches, English Statute measure, be the same more or less; held by lease from the Marquis of Hertford, for one good life at the yearly rent of £31, 4s, 11d sterling. There is on the said farm an excellent dwelling house, with suitable office-houses. It is well fenced and has a never failing supply of water throughout the driest seasons. The land is in a high state of cultivation, and very conveniently situated, being 1 mile from Crumlin, 2 miles from Glenavy, and 8 from Belfast. For further particulars apply on the Premises to the proprietor. Randal Brown, Ballydonaghy, 10th December, 1829.

Marriage – John Davison and Rosanna Neison

The following is from the Freeman’s Journal dated Wednesday 24th February 1830

Marriage – On Tuesday last, at Glenavy Church, Mr John Davison, Ballydonaghy, merchant tailor, to Miss Rosanna Neison, eldest daughter of Mr William Neison, boot and shoe maker, Crumlin.

Freehold Registrations, 1830

The following is an extract from The Belfast Newsletter dated 6th April 1830 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 the next General Quarter Sessions of the Peace to be held in Belfast.

No. 16

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

No. 19

Name and Residence of Applicant: John Armstrong, Crumlin
Description of Freehold, with the names of Barony and Townland in which situated: Houses and land, Upper Massereene, Townland of Ballydonaghy
Yearly Value to be registered: £10

No. 27

Name and Residence of Applicant: James Morrow, Legacorry
Description of Freehold, with the names of Barony and Townland in which situated: Houses and land, Upper Massereene, Townland of Ballydonaghy
Yearly Value to be registered: £10

No. 35

Name and Residence of Applicant: George McClure, Budore
Description of Freehold, with the names of Barony and Townland in which situated: Houses and land, Upper Massereene, Townland of Ballydonaghy
Yearly Value to be registered: £10

Freehold Applications

The following is from the Belfast Newsletter dated 8th October 1830

The following names are taken from a list of persons applying to register their Freeholds at the next General Quarter Sessions of the Peace to be held in Belfast on the 25th day of October 1830.

No 113
Name and residence of Applicant: W. Armstrong
Description of Freehold, with the names of Barony and Townland in which situated: Houses and land, Upper Massereene, townland of Ballydonaghy
Yearly value to be registered: £10

No 125
Name and residence of Applicant: Randal Brown, Ballydonaghy
Description of Freehold, with the names of Barony and Townland in which situated: Houses and land, Upper Massereene, townland of Ballydonaghy
Yearly value to be registered: £10

No 168
Name and residence of Applicant: John Bullock, Ballydonaghy
Description of Freehold, with the names of Barony and Townland in which situated: Houses and land, Upper Massereene, Townland of Ballydonaghy
Yearly value to be registered: £10

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. 132

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

No. 133

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

No. 147

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

No. 149

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

No. 166

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

Freehold Applications

The following is from the Belfast Newsletter dated 31st December 1830.

The following names are taken from a list of persons applying to register their Freeholds at the next General Quarter Sessions of the Peace to be held in Belfast on the 17th day of January 1831.

No 124
Name and residence of Applicant: William Scott, Ballydonaghy
Description of Freehold, with the names of Barony and Townland in which situated: Houses and land, Upper Massereene, townland of Ballydonaghy
Yearly value to be registered: £10

Farm Sale

The following is from the Belfast Newsletter dated 14th January 1831.

To be sold by private contract on the premises on Saturday 29th January at 12 o’clock.

That well known farm of land in Ballydonaghy, in the Parish of Glenavy, and County of Antrim, containing by estimation 52 acres, 2 roods 14 perches, English Statute measure; held under the Marquis of Hertford, for one good life at the yearly rent of £31, 4s, 11d sterling. There is on the said farm an excellent dwelling house, and suitable office-houses. The land is in a high state of cultivation, and very conveniently situated, being 1 mile from Crumlin, 8 from Belfast, 2 from Glenavey and 6 from Antrim. A part of the purchase money may remain in the hands of the purchaser for such a term as may be agreed upon. For particulars, apply on the premises to the proprietor. Randal Brown, Ballydonaghy, 12th January, 1831.

Freehold Registrations

The following is from the Belfast Newsletter dated 23 December 1831

The following names are taken from a list of persons applying to register their Freeholds at the next General Quarter Sessions of the Peace to be held in Belfast on the 13th January 1832

No 39
Name and residence of Applicant: John Palmer, Ballydonaghy
Description of Freehold, with the names of Barony and Townland in which situated: Houses and land, Upper Massereene, townland of Ballydonaghy
Yearly value to be registered: £10

The following is from the Belfast Newsletter dated 20th March 1832

The following names are taken from a list of persons applying to register their Freeholds at the next General Quarter Sessions of the Peace to be held in Belfast on the 10th April 1832.

No 7
Name and residence of Applicant: John Palmer, Ballydonaghy
Description of Freehold, with the names of Barony and Townland in which situated: Houses and land, Upper Massereene, townland of Ballydonaghy
Yearly value to be registered: £10

No 5
Name and residence of Applicant: William Gilliland, Ballydonaghy
Description of Freehold, with the names of Barony and Townland in which situated: Houses and land, Upper Massereene, townland of Ballydonaghy
Yearly value to be registered: £10

The following is from the Belfast Newsletter dated 15th June 1832.

The following names are taken from a list of persons applying to register their Freeholds at the next General Quarter Sessions of the Peace to be held in Belfast on the 2nd July 1832.

No 5
Name and residence of Applicant: John Officer, Ballydonaghy
Description of Freehold, with the names of Barony and Townland in which situated: Houses and land, Upper Massereene, townland of Ballydonaghy
Yearly value to be registered: £10

No 6
Name and residence of Applicant: William Gilliland, Ballydonaghy
Description of Freehold, with the names of Barony and Townland in which situated: Houses and land, Upper Massereene, townland of Ballydonaghy
Yearly value to be registered: £10

Death – Robert Colburn

The following is from the Belfast Newsletter dated 16th October 1832

Death – On the 10th ult. After a long illness, which he bore with becoming patience, Robert, son of Mr. Robert Colburn, Ballydonaghy aged 20 years.

Marriage – Letitia Palmer and Hugh McConnel

The following is an extract from the Belfast Newsletter dated 7th September, 1832 and appearswith permission of the Belfast Newsletter.

Marriage: On the 28th ult by the Rev. N. Alexander, Miss Letitia Palmer, third daughter to Mr. Thomas Palmer, Ballydonaghy, parish of Glenavy, county Antrim, to Mr. Hugh McConnel, Ballyveney, only son of Mr. David McConnel, Killoan, parish of Ballyclog, County Tyrone

Marriage – John Whyte and Isabella Palmer

The following is from The Northern Whig dated Monday 15th July 1833

Marriage – On the 4th instant, by the Rev. N. Alexander, Mr. John Whyte eldest son to the late Mr. John Whyte, Dundesart, to Miss Isabella Palmer, youngest daughter to Mr. James Palmer, Palmerstown, Ballydonaghy.

Turnpike Road

The following is from the Belfast Commercial Chronicle dated 1st September 1834

Notice is hereby given, that application is intended to be made to Parliament, in the ensuing Session, for leave to bring in a Bill to pass into an Act to make and maintain a Turnpike Road from the Town of Belfast, in the County of Antrim, to the Town or Village of Crumlin, in said County, to commence at the new Mail Coach Road leading from Belfast to Antrim, at or near the North end of Donegall-street, in the Town of Belfast aforesaid, in the Parish of Belfast, otherwise Shankhill, in the said County of Antrim, and ending at the North end of the Main Street, in the said Town or Village of Crumlin, in the parish of Camlin, otherwise Crumlin, and County aforesaid, passing along parts of the present high road, and through the Townparks, otherwise Townland of Belfast, the Townlands of Edenderry, Lower Ballysillen, Upper Ballysillen, and Ligoneil, or some of them, situate in the said Parish of Belfast, otherwise Shankhill, and in the Upper Half Barony of Belfast, and through the Townland of Ballyutoag, otherwise Ballytogue situate in the Parish of Templepatrick, and within the said Upper Half Barony of Belfast, and through the Townlands of Carnaghliss, otherwise Carnachlaus, Upper Ballymather, Upper Ballyhill, Lower Ballyhill, Boltnaconnell, Aughnamullan. Otherwise Aughnamillan, Sunderest, and Crosshill, or some of them, situate in the Parish of Killead, in the Lower Half Barony of Massereene, and also through the Townlands of Ballydonaghy and Ballytromery, or one of them, situate in the Parish of Camlin, otherwise Crumlin, in the Upper Half barony of Massereene, all in the said County of Antrim, And also to levy and take Tolls on Horses, Carriages, and Cattle, passing along said Turnpike Road; and for all other necessary purposes. Richard & David Davison . Solicitors to the Bill. Dated this 30th day of August, 1834.

Marriage – James Bell and Mable McVeagh

The following is from the Northern Whig dated 19th February 1835.

Marriage – On the31sy ult., in Glenavy Church by the Rev D. Bell, Mr James Bell of Ballydonaghy to Miss Mabel McVeagh of Ballyshanaghy.

Marriage – William McAlpin and Mary Adams

The following is from the Belfast Newsletter dated 9th June 1835

On the 30th ult. By the Rev Henry Leebody, Ballinderry, Mr. Wm. McAlpin, Ballydonaghy, to Miss Mary Adams, Killultagh.

Theft from William Bullick

The following is from the Belfast Newsletter dated 29th May 1840

Belfast Petty Sessions –Peter Mackey, for stealing a silk handkerchief, the property of William Bullick, Ballydonaghy.

Insolvent Debtors

The following is from the Vindicator dated 25th October, 1843

Insolvent debtors, County Antrim.

The following insolvent debtors are to be heard on their petitions before the Commissioner in Carrickfergus on the 1st of November next – Thomas Quigley, Ballydonaghy, nailer.

Stop Prosecution of Assault

The following is from the Northern Whig dated 30th August 1845

The treasurer of the Ulster Institution for the Deaf and Dumb, and the Blind, has received from Messrs John and William Erskine, Seacash, Killead, and Mr. Benjamin Oakman, Ballydonaghy, the sum of two pounds sterling, being part of a sum paid to them, by a number of persons, to stop a prosecution for an assault, at Oldstone, on 13th June last.

Farms of Land for Sale

The following is from the Belfast Commercial Chronical dated 15th August 1846

Valuable farms of land for sale.

The subscriber will sell by auction on the premises on Saturday the 29th day of August next, the following farms of land situated in the townland of Ballydonaghy in the Parish of Glenavy, and County of Antrim. All held by Lease from the Most Noble the Marquis of Hertford; rent and tenure of each as follows: –

No 1, contains 59a 1r and 18p English Statute Measure; Rent £25, 17s 9d. Tenure, one good life.

No 2, contains 30a, 0r, 22p; Rent £16 14s – Tenure, three young lives

No 3, contains 19a, 3r,14p; Rent £8, 6s 3d – Tenure, three young lives

No 4, contains 12a, 1r 30p; Rent £6, 10s – Tenure, three young lives.

Those farms adjoin each other, and could be conveniently occupied by one person, as they are at present, but will be sold separately to suit purchasers.

On Nos. 1 and 3 there are excellent Dwelling Houses and suitable office houses, well calculated to accommodate the whole. The aforesaid lands are in a high state for cultivation, as a great deal of money has been expended upon them in ditching, draining, planting, and other substantial improvements. They are very convenient to public roads and have a copious supply of Spring water throughout the driest seasons. They are also conveniently situated in regard to market towns, being 9 miles from Belfast, 6 from Lisburn and 2 from Crumlin.

Terms, 10 per cent, as a deposit at time of sale, and the remainder as may be agreed upon. Sale to commence 12 o’clock. Further particulars may be known by application to the subscriber, at his residence, No. 111, North-Street, Belfast. Thomas Sherlock. Dated 14th July, 1846.

Robbery near Crumlin

The following is from the Belfast Mercury dated 12th June 1852

Robbery of meal near Crumlin. – On the night of Friday, the 4th inst., or early on the following morning, some person or persons entered the barn of John McCartney, of Ballydonaghy, near Crumlin, where he had a large quantity of oatmeal stored, and stole there from a bag containing about two hundred of the meal. Intelligence of the robbery was communicated to Acting – Constable McKendry, who proceeded to the house of McCartney, and made an examination of the place; discovered footmarks, and traces of the meal, where it had been dragged through a hedge in rear of the barn; followed the footmarks in the direction of a house occupied by a man called Bernard McAliece, who lives in an adjoining townland. The suspicion of the robbery having been committed by McAliece was so strong that McCartney was directed by Acting-Constable McKendry to lodge information and get a search-warrant; the acting-constable, in the meantime, taking with his two sub-constables to keep watch on McAliece’s house until such time as the warrant authorizing them to search would arrive. On their arrival at the house, they found it locked up. On receipt of the warrant, the acting-constable forced the door open, but found no person inside, nor any traces of the meal. He then despatched the parties who accompanied him through the fields, and again falling in with traces of the meal, caused a minute search to be made; when Sub-Constable Bergin discovered a bag in the centre of a large grass-seed field, containing about one hundred of meal. The bag was identified by one of McCartney’s sons, who was present, as being the one stolen. Acting Constable McKendry would not allow the bag of meal to be removed, but placed a watch on it; and at a few minutes to 11 o’clock at night, Acting-Constable McKendry and Sub-Constable Simpson, who were lying concealed on watch of it, observed Bernard McAliece come and get the bag and meal on his back, and was proceeding in the direction of his own house, when he was arrested. He was brought before Charles W. Armstrong, Esq., J.P., on the 7th inst., who committed him for trial at the next quarter sessions of Antrim.

Farm Auction

The following is from the Banner of Ulster dated Tuesday 21st March 1854

To be sold by Auction in the house of Mrs. Mussen, Innkeeper, Lisburn, on Tuesday 4th April at the hour of one o’clock pm.,

A farm of land in the townland of Ballydonaghy in the County of Antrim, the property of the late James Morrow, Legacurry, containing Seventy-three acres statute at the yearly rent of £51 11s 8d. Thirty-eight acres of said farm was fined in the year 1829, and is held by lease under the Marquis of Hertford, for three young lives, at 12s per acre; the remainder at will. Said farm is in an excellent state for cropping, having been occupied as a grazing farm for the last thirty five years. £50 of a deposit will be required at the time of Sale, and the remainder as may be agreed on. For further particulars apply to the Executors, David Mack, Lisburn; or, Robert Morrow Legacurry. Legacurry, March 16, 1854.

Death – Mr John Gillespie

The following is from the Belfast Mercury dated 18th July 1854

Death – July 13, at his residence, Ballydonaghy, Mr. John Gillespie, aged 82 years.

Harriers

The following is from the Dublin Daily Express dated Saturday 21st February 1863

Harriers
Killultagh – Feb 21st, Whinny Hill; 25th, Ballydonaghy Bridge; 28th Tullyrusk at 11.30.

Inquest – Thomas Miller

The following is from the Belfast Newsletter dated 27th January 1857

Inquest – An inquest was held on Saturday evening at Ballydonaghy, near Crumlin, before J.K. Jackson Esq., coroner, on the body of a man named Thos. Miller, who met his death on the Thursday previous under the following circumstances: – From the evidence, it appeared that deceased was with two other men in Glenavy on Thursday evening, and about eight o’clock left them for the purpose of proceeding home, but, it is supposed that while passing over Glenavy Bridge, he fell into the water through a hole in the wall of the bridge, and was carried by the stream a distance of nearly two miles. The body was found on Friday evening. The jury returned a verdict of accidental drowning. We believe that an accident somewhat occurred at the same place on Sunday week. A young woman while coming out from Church fell into the water through the same who which supposed deceased fell through, and was with difficulty rescued from her perilous situation.

Bad Buttermilk

The following is from the Belfast Newsletter dated 2nd March 1857

Bad Buttermilk

A countryman from Ballydonaghy named Whiteside was prosecuted by Mr. Spratt, Clerk of the Markets, with having exposed for sale a quantity of buttermilk, with a fraudulent amount of water in it. John Bell, market Constable, proved the offence, and produced a sample of the milk, which, he said, showed 34 per cent in twenty four hours. Another sample which he produced exhibited only 4 per cent in twenty four hours. The defendant had nothing to say in defence. Mr. Allen said he had observed by the ordinary channels of information that farmers were generally in the habit of selling water in that way, whitened with milk, in this town, and it should be put a stop to. The defendant was fined in 5s, and 10s costs.

Marriage – Adam Brown and Catherine Brown

The following is from the Belfast Morning News dated 9th November 1858

Marriage – November 2, in the United Christian Church, Crumlin, by the Rev.John Jennings, Adam Brown, Esq., Belfast, to Catherine, youngest daughter of James Brown, Esq., Ballydonaghy.

Best Brood Mare

The following is from the Northern Whig dated 5th August 1859

James Browne, Ballydonaghy received a commended for the best brood mare, with foal at her foot, for agricultural purposes at the Killultagh and Derryvolgie farming Society annual display at the grain market, Lisburn.

Killultagh Harriers – Hunting Appointments

The following is from the Belfast Newsletter dated 26th March 1860

Hunting appointments.

Killultagh Harriers – 11.30am

Wednesday March 28th Knockcairn

Saturday March 31st Castle Robin

Wednesday April 4th Ballydonaghy Bridge

April Hunting Appointments

The following is from the Dublin Evening Mail dated 2nd April 1860

Hunting Appointments for April

The Killultagh harriers – 4th Ballydonaghy Bridge; 7th Stoneyford; 9th Castlerobin; 11th Rock Chapel; 14th Walker’s (Budore); 18th Tullyrush; 21st Torneroy Bridge; 25th the Boch Hill; 28th Brown Moss – at half past eleven.

Hunting Appointments

The following is from the Freeman’s Journal dated 28th November 1860

Hunting appointments: Killultagh Harriers – Saturday, 1st (December) Ballydonaghy Bridge at 11.30.

Marriage – George Colburn to Sarah Scott

The following is an extract from the Belfast Newsletter dated 28th December 1860

Marriage – December 17 in the Parish Church, Glenavy, by the Rev. E.J. Smyth, Vicar, Mr George Colburn to Sarah, youngest daughter of Mr. Thomas Scott, Ballydonaghy.

Hunting Appointments — Killultagh Harriers

The following is an extract from the Belfast Newsletter dated Monday 21st January 1861 and is reproduced with permission of the Belfast Newsletter.

Hunting appointments

Killultagh Harriers – 11.30 am
Wednesday, Jan 23 Killultagh House
Saturday, Jan 26, Ballydonaghy Bridge
Wednesday, Jan. 30, Whinny Hill.

Killultagh Harriers

The following is an extract from the Belfast Newsletter dated Saturday 26th January 1861 and is reproduced with permission of the Belfast Newsletter.

Brilliant Run with the Killultagh Harriers

Mr Editor – On Wednesday I met this celebrated pack at Killultagh House; we immediately found in a grass field on the west side of the lane; went away at racing pace, our hare pointing towards Ballynacoy; crossing the Glenavy Road, the hounds were at fault for a few seconds, but soon hit it off again; a little cold hunting here set in, but we soon got on better terms with puss, the hounds pressing her warmly across the fine valley lying between the Green Mount and Glenavy, and rattling her along the beautiful river, which owes its name to the latter town; at a point some 100 yards from Ballydonaghy Bridge, she took the soil; the hounds dwelt not a moment, but dashed across, racing her up the steep. Her line was now evidently for Gobrana; you would have sworn the pack knew she had set her hope of refuge on Captain Dowglass’s snug plantations; for scarcely a hound threw his tongue, with such dash and mettle did they drive her up to and through the demesne – four good Irish miles from the field we found in – a momentary pause – here a hound spoke, there another – the woods echoed to the rattling cry – such music, such “concord of sweet sounds.” Some beautiful hunting followed: Pat Deasy – more jealous of the credit og his hounds than anxious to exhibit his well-known talents as a huntsman – left them entirely to themselves; not a cast was made, and the dashing style in which they swept round and retrieved the wavering line, was a pleasure which formed no trifling feature in the charms of this brilliant run. A fine country now opened before us – the town of Crumlin was closely skirted – the large grass fields adjoining flew quickly by – the hounds intent on blood, and showing a determination to kill, a special “modus operandi” which the initiated well understand, and which the sportsman’s eye cannot mistake – streaming along in a direction, as if “homeward bound,” and turning towards Ballydonaghy (this fortunate incident enabled some of the second flight to drop in at this point), the pace improves, a peal bursts from the pack – from scent to view they madly press her – the gallant hare must die in the next field, “Whoo-Whoop” sounds her requiem.

Now, Mr. Editor, we hear a good deal about distance, that such a run was so many miles, and so forth; on this occasion, I appeal to our county surveyor: “From Killultagh House to Crumlin, by Gobrana,” five Irish miles at least; two miles further to the finish; seven as the crow flies.

I make no mention of the horses or “colors of the riders;” it is enough to say “The right men were in the right place.” No more at present. Whoo-Whoop.

Hunting Appointments — Killultagh Harriers

The following is an extract from the Belfast Newsletter dated Monday 11th February 1861 and is reproduced with permission of the Belfast Newsletter.

Hunting appointments

Killultagh Harriers – 11.30 am
Saturday Feb. 9th, Killultagh House
Thursday Feb. 14,, Ballydonaghy Bridge
Saturday, Feb 16, Castlerobin

Illicit Still

The following is an extract from the Belfast Newsletter dated Friday 15th February 1861 and is reproduced with permission of the Belfast Newsletter.

Seizure of an Illicit Still, &C. – On the evening of Monday, the 11th Feb inst., Constable Charles Porter and party, of Crumlin, being out on duty in the town land of Ballydoreaghy (Ballydonaghy), found, on searching a house occupied by Thomas McKernon, a till, stillhead, and copper worm, five large vats, containing about 100 gallons wash, potale, &c., several kegs and other articles. Everything was in readiness for having a good “run” during the next day. Constable Porter at once arrested McKernon, the owner of the house, and also a person called Edward McDonald, a native of Belfast, who was apparently the “distiller,” and conveyed them before Thomas Walkington, Esq., J.P., Ballinderry, on Tuesday morning, who committed them both for trial at the Petty Sessions at Crumlin, on Monday next, the 18th inst. The wash, potale, &c., was destroyed on the spot, and all the other articles removed to the police barrack. It would appear the Belfast “distillers” think they can carry on their illicit practice in the neighbourhood of Crumlin with impunity; but they will find that there are as keen, vigilant police officers in that locality as in any of the Belfast Districts. Constable Porter and his party deserve great praise for their conduct on this as well as other occasions, this being the second illicit distillery that they have succeeded in destroying in the neighbourhood. Every arrangement evidently was made for carrying on the “trade” on an extensive scale and in a very secret manner, as McKernon’s nearest neighbours seemed not to have the slightest knowledge of what was going on. There is one thing certain, Messrs. McKernon and McDonald had not the slightest intention of paying Mr. Gladstone’s rate of duty -viz, 12s. per gallon, on their manufacture; and it is hoped such a punishment will be awarded them as will deter others from carrying on such illegal practices – Correspondent.

The following is an extract from the Belfast Newsletter dated Wednesday 20th February 1861 and is reproduced with permission of the Belfast Newsletter.

Crumlin Petty Sessions, Monday – (Before Captain G.T. Brooke, J.P.) – Thomas McKernon, of Ballydonaghy, was charged by Constable Charles Porter ith having in his house, on the evening of the 11th February, one still, still-head, copper worm, five vats, kegs &c. Edward McDonald was also charged with being on the premises. Wm. Williamson Esq., solicitor, Antrim, prosecuted on behalf of the Crown. It appeared from the evidence, and the statements made by McKernon, that he let a part of the house to McDonald, who acted as the distiller, and the charges having been satisfactorily proved by Constable Porter, McKernon was fined £15 and costs, or to be imprisoned four months, and McDonald £20 and costs, or be imprisoned for six months.

Best Two Year Old Colt or Filly

The following is from the Belfast Morning News dated 3rd August 1861

Thomas Huston, Ballydonaghy won 1st prize in the Farmers class C for the best two year old colt or filly at the cattle Show of the Killultagh and Derryvolgie Farming Society held at the Grain Market in Lisburn.

Meeting – Killultagh Harriers

The following is from the Belfast Mercury dated 17th October 1861

Killultagh harriers – To meet on Saturday, Nov 2 at half past eleven, the Kennel; Wednesday 6 Ballydonaghy Bridge; Saturday 9 Whinny Hill; Wednesday 13 Dundrod; Saturday 16 Stonyford; Wednesday 20 Upper Ballinderry; Saturday 23 Ballymacash; Wednesday 27, Sinclair’s (Killead); Saturday 30, Killultagh House.

Annual Cattle Show

The following is from the Belfast Newsletter dated 15th July 1862

Killultagh and Derryvolgie Farming Society’s 19th Annual cattle show at the Grain Market, Lisburn.

Henry Gilliland, Ballydonaghy won 1st prize in Class A – Best brood mare with a foal at her foot for agricultural and draught purposes.

Thomas Huston, Ballydonaghy won 1st prize in Class B – Best two year old colt or filly

Death – Eliza Brown

The following is an extract from the Belfast Newsletter dated 3rd October 1862.

Deaths – Brown – October 1, at Springfield, Ballydonaghy, Eliza, the beloved wife of James Brown. Her remains will be removed for interment in Crumlin, on Saturday (tomorrow) at twelve o’clock.

Killultagh Harriers

The following extract is from the Belfast Newsletter dated 17th November 1862

Killultagh Harriers – 11.30

Wednesday Nov 19 Killultagh House

Saturday Nov 22 Ballydonaghy Bridge

The following extract is from the Belfast Newsletter dated 23rd February 1863

Killultagh Harriers

Wednesday Feb 25 Ballydonaghy Bridge

Saturday Feb 28 Tullyrusk

The following extract is from the Belfast Newsletter dated 30th December 1863

Killultagh Harriers 11.30am

Wednesday Dec 30, Ballydonaghy Bridge

Saturday Jan 2, Killultagh House

Farm of Land for Sale

The following is from the Belfast Newsletter dated 22nd January 1864

County Antrim. Farm of Land near Crumlin for sale.

To be sold by Public Auction, by permission of W.T. Stannus, Esq., on Monday, the 1st day of February next, at the hour of two o’clock pm,. at the house of the subscriber, in the Town of Crumlin (if not previously disposed of by private contract, of which due notice will be given.)

That farm of land called Nettleton’s farm, the property of the subscriber containing 47a 1r 7p Statute Measure, held under the Most Noble, the Marquis of Hertford, at the yearly rent of £44, situate in Ballydonaghy, within one half mile of the Crumlin Station of the intended new line of railway (now about being commenced) from Antrim to Lisburn.

The land is of prime quality, upwards of 30 acres of it being well drained. There is at present 30 acres of pasture, 3 acres sown in wheat, about 7 acres laid down last season with the choicest grasses and clover, and at present has a fine appearance for a crop, 4 acres manured last season for turnips, now ready for either flax or spring wheat and the remainder of the farm, about 3a 1r in meadow. On the farm there is a good dwelling house and a number of outhouses with one cottier house, only requiring a little repair; also, an abundant supply of water in the driest season. Terms – £50 of a deposit on the day of Sale, and the remainder on getting possession. John Armstrong. Dated Crumlin, Jan 11, 1864.

Best Three Year Old Colt or Filly

The following is from the Belfast Newsletter dated 5th August 1864

Henry Gilliland, Ballydonaghy won 1st prize, farmers class for the best three year old colt or filly at the 21st annual Cattle Show of the Killultagh and Derryvolgie Farming Society held at Smithfield, Lisburn.

Farm Auction

The following is an extract from the Belfast Morning News dated 13th August 1864

Auction of Crop, Stock, Farming Implements &c. To be sold by auction on the lands of the late Mr. Arthur Palmer, Ballydonaghy, on Thursday 25th August at eleven o’clock am. The crop consisting if 15 acres of good oats, four acres prime wheat, six acres potatoes, in lots to suit purchasers; two good farm horses, two milch cows, two iron lea ploughs, one iron drill plough, one iron grubber, harrows, two carts, harness &c,&c. The above will be sold without reserve, by order of the executors. Terms – six months credit on approved security. David Morton, auctioneer, &c., 38 & 40 Berry Street, Belfast. 10th August, 1864.

Killultagh Harriers

The following is an extract form the Belfast Newsletter dated Tuesday 29 November 1864

Killultagh Harriers – half past eleven o’clock

Wednesday November 30 McMasters Bridge

Saturday December 3   – Ballydonaghy Bridge

Farm Sale

The following is an extract from the Belfast Newsletter dated 5th December 1864

To be sold by private contract by permission. A farm of land containing 21 a, 0r, 9p, situate in the townland of Ballydonaghy in the Parish of Camlin, held under the Most Noble the Marquis of Hertford for three young lives, all now in being, or thirty one years from May 1855, at the annual rent of £15 15s. The land is all laid out in grazing for the last four years. It lies on the leading road from Antrim to Moira, within five minutes’ walk of Crumlin Station on the Antrim and Dublin Railway. The Ground is thorough-drained and limed, and in the highest state of cultivation. Upon the farm there is a two-storey house, with office-houses, pump, &c., suitable for the reception of a respectable family. Part of the purchase money may remain in the hands of the purchaser at 5 per cent., on giving approved security. Application to be made to George Ingram, 17 Queen’s Square, Belfast or to Mr. Joseph English, Crumlin. Belfast December 1, 1864.

Donation to Church Fund

The following is from the Belfast Morning News dated Thursday 8th December 1864

Presbyterian Church, Hydepark. The following person contributed to the church fund to pay off the debt – Thomas Sherlock, Ballydonaghy & J. Brown, Ballydonaghy 7s 6d each.

Property Sales

The following is from the The Belfast Morning News dated 11th December 1865

Sales of Property – On Friday, Mr. Hugh C. Clarke put up for sale, at his auction mart. Rosemary Street, belfast, that farm known as Lakeview, contiguous to the demesne lands of Langford Lodge, and bounded on the west by Lough Neagh, containing, by admeasurement, 51a 2r 38 p, statute measure, situate in the townland of Ballymacmary, parish of Killead, and County of Antrim, held in fee-farm, under the Rev. Arthur H. Pakenham, subject to the yearly rent and rent charge of £13 0s 2d sterling. The following were the biddings – Mr. James Close, £1500; Dr. Hume, £800; Mr. William Douglas, £1,100. Mr Close was declared the purchaser. Mr Henry Milford, solicitor, had the carriage of the sale. Mr David Morton also put up for sale, at his auction mart, Berry Street, that farm of land on the estate of the Most Noble the Marquis of Hertford, situated in Ballydonaghy, and containing 21a 0r 9p, statute measure, held by lease for three young lives, all now in being, at the annual rent of £15 15s, all through-drained and limed, and has been lying in grazing for upwards of six years. Biddings: – Mr. Gray, £210; Mr. Keenan £240; Rev. Mr. Bickerstaff, £230; Mr George Ingram, for the owner, £300.

Killultagh Harriers

The following is from Saunder’s News-letter dated 30th October, 1871

Harriers – Killultagh – Wednesday, November 1st, Mullicarton; Saturday, 4th the Rock Chapel; Wednesday, 8th, the red Hill; Saturday, 18th Woodbrook; Wednesday, 22nd, Nutt’s (Killead); Saturday, 25th , Stoneyford; Wednesday, 29th. Ballydonaghy-bridge – at half past eleven.

Marriage – Robert McCord and Julia Houston

The following is from the Downpatrick recorder dated 1st November 1873

McCord and Houston – October 17, in Crumlin Presbyterian Church, Robert W.G. McCord, Ballinderry to Julia, fourth daughter of Mr. Thomas Houston, Ballydonaghy near Crumlin.

Landed Estates records

Sir Richard Wallace – Consolidated Final Notice to land owners and occupiers. 24th October 1877

I have been given copies of printed landed estates records still in possession of local families.

Unfortunately they have “seen better days.” I have transcribed as much of the document as possible.

Landed Estates records 1877

Landed Estates records 1877

The 1877 estate map of Sir Richard Wallace showing part of Ballydonaghy

The 1877 estate map of Sir Richard Wallace showing part of Ballydonaghy

The 1877 estate map of Sir Richard Wallace showing part of Gobrana and Ballydonaghy

The 1877 estate map of Sir Richard Wallace showing part of Gobrana and Ballydonaghy

(Notice No.1, Map no 1 –Camlin…)
Landed Es…
Consolidated Final Notice….Owners and Occupiers.
In the matter of the Estate of Sir Richard Wallace, Bart, and M.P., Owner and Petitioner.
To all whom it may Concern.
The Landed Estates Court, Ireland, has ordered the title of the said Sir Richard Wallace to (amongst others) the towns, lands, hereditaments, and premises hereinafter mentioned to be investigated, and a Judicial Declaration made thereon, that the said Sir Richard Wallace has a good and sufficient title to the towns and lands of Aughnadarragh, otherwise… Ballydonaghy (part of), Ballysessy otherwise Ballycessy (part of),… Ballyvollin, Gobrana otherwise Gobb (part of), Landgarve (part of)… 0 roods and 5 perches statute measure, and all situate in the Barony… Parish of Camlin, and County of Antrim, all held in fee simple, and which… agreements for lease, rights of common, rights of turbary, rights of way, and other rights and casements set forth in the schedule hereto.
If any person alleges that he has any interest in said premises, not derived under said leases, agreements, or tenancies, or that his interest is incorrectly stated, or claims any right of common, or of cutting turf, right of way, or other easement affecting any of the said lands, and not admitted in the said schedule, or any objection to the boundaries as delineated on the said map, he must lodge his objection, in writing, with the Clerk of the records of the said Court, on or before the 22nd day of December next, otherwise his interest will be barred and concluded by said Judicial Declaration; and said map will be treated as conclusive and binding on all persons whoever. And such objection must be verified by affidavit, entitled as above, and sworn, if out of Dublin, before one of the Commissioners to administer Oaths in Chancery, and transmitted under cover, sealed with the seal of the said Commissioners.
And Notice is also given to the Owners and Occupiers of adjoining… that I have fixed Wednesday, the 16th day of January next, at my Char… Estates Court, Inn’s-quay, for the settlement of the Rental of said Prem… person interested is at liberty to attend.
Dated this 24th day of October 1877.
F.L. James McDonnell,…
(Seal)
Longfield, Davidson & Kelly,
Having Carriage of said Order.
62 Upper Sackville –street, Dublin; and Dungannon

Ballydonaghy

Right of way, and other Easements admitted to exist:
The site of Camlin church and the graveyard attached thereto, situate in the north-west side of this townland, and as shown on map 1 of this townland, are not included in the contents of this notice, and will be excluded from the Declaration of Title.

The site of Ballydonaghy schoolhouse, situated in this townland, is included in the contents of this notice, and will be included in the Declaration of Title.

The right of the public to use the roads marked on the map “Co.Road,” and either intersecting or bounding the several townlands in this Notice, will be preserved in the Declaration of Title.

The Declaration will include a right for the owner and his tenant on this townland to use a right of way on foot and for horses, cars, cattle, &c., under the railway at the place lettered A on the said map No. 1 in this townland, as a means of access to the county road at A from his holding; also a similar right of way through said railway ground at the place lettered B on said map, on this townland, as a means of access to and from the adjoining townland of Ballytromery.

The public rights of way on foot and for horses, cars, cattle, &c., along the road lettered O P and the bed of the Crumlin river lettered P Q on said map No. 1, as a means of access from the County Road outside this estate, north of P and Q, and along the car way lettered V W on said map No. 1, as a means of access to the graveyard, at W, from the County Road, at V, will be preserved in the Declaration of Title.

Thomas Huston, a tenant on an adjoining estate, has a right of way for horses, cars, cattle, &c., through this townland, along the road lettered R S on said map No. 1, as a means of access to the county road at R from the adjoining townland at S, and this right will be preserved in the Declaration of Title.

All such rights as at present exist in respect of the waters of Crumlin river, which in part bounds and in part runs through this townland on the north, and forms the waterpower of mills inside and outside of it will be preserved in the Declaration of Title.

The right claim… to deposit th… the bed of… mill…on t … tow…d Th…

Number on map: unreadable
Tenants’ Names: In owner’s possession
Gale days: –
Yearly rent: –
Quantity of land. Statute measure: 0a 0r 14p
Tenure of each Tenant: –

Number on map: unreadable
Tenants’ Names: Captain C. Leathem
Gale days: 1st May & 1st Nov.
Yearly rent: £5 10s 0d
Quantity of land. Statute measure: 5a 2r 22p
Tenure of each Tenant: Tenant from year to year, tenancy commenced on 1st November

Number on map: unreadable
Tenants’ Names: Susan Armstrong
Gale days: 1st May & 1st Nov.
Yearly rent: £58 12s 0d
Quantity of land. Statute measure: 67a 3r 27p
Tenure of each Tenant: Tenant from year to year, tenancy commenced on 1st November

Number on map: unreadable
Tenants’ Names: Robert Gresham
Gale days: 1st May & 1st Nov.
Yearly rent: £36 10s 0d
Quantity of land. Statute measure: 36a 3r 28p
Tenure of each Tenant: Tenant from year to year, tenancy commenced on 1st November

Number on map: unreadable
Tenants’ Names: Robert Gresham
Gale days: 1st May & 1st Nov.
Yearly rent: £33 12s 0d
Quantity of land. Statute measure: 43a 3r 3p
Tenure of each Tenant: Tenant from year to year, tenancy commenced on 1st November

Number on map: unreadable
Tenants’ Names: James A. Palmer
Gale days: 1st May & 1st Nov.
Yearly rent: £21 10s 0d
Quantity of land. Statute measure: 19 a 2s 11d
Tenure of each Tenant: Tenant from year to year, tenancy commenced on 1st November

Number on map: unreadable
Tenants’ Names: John Macartney
Gale days: 1st May & 1st Nov.
Yearly rent: £21 15s 0d
Quantity of land. Statute measure: 19 a 3r 8p
Tenure of each Tenant: Tenant from year to year, tenancy commenced on 1st November

Number on map: unreadable
Tenants’ Names: John Gaskin
Gale days: 1st May & 1st Nov.
Yearly rent: £48 17 s 0d
Quantity of land. Statute measure: 47a 0r 24 p
Tenure of each Tenant: Lease dated the 3rd day of August, 1866, from Richard Marquis of Hertford to John Gaskin, for the life of John Gaskin, or for the term of 31 years from the 1st November,1865, at the yearly rent of £46 10s 6d, with £2 6s 6d. yearly for receiver’s salary. The acreage given in the lease is 47a. 1r.14p.; the quantity here stated is taken from the ordnance surveyor’s report.

Number on map: unreadable
Tenants’ Names: Thomas Palmer
Gale days: 1st May & 1st Nov.
Yearly rent: £24 6s 7d
Quantity of land. Statute measure: 27a 2r 1p
Tenure of each Tenant: Tenant from year to year, tenancy commenced on 1st November

Number on map: unreadable
Tenants’ Names: William John Palmer
Gale days: 1st May & 1st Nov.
Yearly rent: £25 9s 0d
Quantity of land. Statute measure: 27a 2r 31p
Tenure of each Tenant: Tenant from year to year, tenancy commenced on 1st November

Number on map: Unreadable
Tenants’ Names: James McAfee
Gale days: 1st May & 1st Nov.
Yearly rent: £42 13s 6d
Quantity of land. Statute measure: 51a 0r 32p
Tenure of each Tenant: Tenant from year to year, tenancy commenced on 1st November

Number on map: unreadable
Tenants’ Names: Thomas Addis
Gale days: 1st May & 1st Nov.
Yearly rent: £7 0s 0d
Quantity of land. Statute measure: 7a 2r 0p
Tenure of each Tenant: Tenant from year to year, tenancy commenced on 1st November

Number on map: unreadable
Tenants’ Names: Thomas Addis
Gale days: 1st May & 1st Nov.
Yearly rent: £8 3s 3d
Quantity of land. Statute measure: 9a 2r 28p
Tenure of each Tenant: Tenant from year to year, tenancy commenced on 1st November

Number on map: unreadable
Tenants’ Names: John and William McCall representatives of John McCall
Gale days: 1st May & 1st Nov.
Yearly rent: £3 14s 0d
Quantity of land. Statute measure: 5a 0r 27p
Tenure of each Tenant: Lease dated 1st day of January, 1807 from Francis Marquis of Hertford to John McCall, for the life of John McCall, son of lessee, or for the term of 21 years from the 1st November, 1806, at the yearly rent of £3 14s 1d., with 3s 8d. yearly for receiver’s salary; and at the additional rent of 14s. 10d. yearly in case of assignment (save as therein mentioned) without the consent of lessor. The acreage given in the lease is 5a.0r 18p.; the quantity here stated is taken from the ordnance surveyor’s report. The amount stated in rent column includes receiver’s salary, and 2s. 4d. for tithe rent-charge payable for this holding.

Number on map: 13 & 13a
Tenants’ Names: Thomas Addis, John McCall, and John Boyd, representatives of Henry McCall
Gale days: 1st May & 1st Nov.
Yearly rent: £5 8s 0d
Quantity of land. Statute measure: 6a 2r 35p
Tenure of each Tenant: Lease dated the 1st day of January, 1807, from Francis Marquis of Hertford to Henry McCall, for the life of John McCall, nephew of lessee, or for the term of 21 years from the 1st November, 1806, at the yearly rent of £5 7s. 5d., with 5s. 4d. yearly for receiver’s salary, and at the additional rentof £1 1s yearly in case of assignment (save as therein mentioned) without the consent of lessor. The acreage given in lease is 7a. 0r. 7p.; the quantity here stated is taken from the ordnance surveyor’s report. The amount stated in rent column includes receiver’s salary and 4s. for tithe rent-charge payable for this holding.

Number on map: unreadable
Tenants’ Names: John Boyd
Gale days: 1st May & 1st Nov.
Yearly rent: £18 6s 6d
Quantity of land. Statute measure: 24a 2r 19p
Tenure of each Tenant: Tenant from year to year, tenancy commenced on 1st November

Number on map: unreadable
Tenants’ Names: William Ranton
Gale days: 1st May & 1st Nov.
Yearly rent: £17 3s 0d
Quantity of land. Statute measure: 23a 1r 1p
Tenure of each Tenant: Tenant from year to year, tenancy commenced on 1st November

Number on map: unreadable
Tenants’ Names: Isabella Palmer
Gale days: 1st May & 1st Nov.
Yearly rent: £21 6s 6d
Quantity of land. Statute measure: 25a 0r 13p
Tenure of each Tenant: Tenant from year to year, tenancy commenced on 1st November

Number on map: unreadable
Tenants’ Names: John Park, representative of George Ingram
Gale days: 1st May & 1st Nov.
Yearly rent: £38 0s 0d
Quantity of land. Statute measure: 42a 0r 13p
Tenure of each Tenant: Lease dated the 25th day of June, 1867 from Richard Marquis of Hertford to George Ingram, for the lives and life of His Royal Highness the Prince of Wales, Walter Trevor Stannus and Maria Louisa Ingram, or for the term of 31 years from the 1st November, 1866, at the yearly rent of £36 4s., with £1 16s. yearly for receiver’s salary. The acreage given in the lease is 42a 0r 30p.; the quantity here stated is taken from the ordnance surveyor’s report. The amount stated in rent column includes receiver’s salary.

Number on map: Unreadable
Tenants’ Names: James Armstrong
Gale days: 1st May & 1st Nov.
Yearly rent: £38 5s 0d
Quantity of land. Statute measure: 52a 2r 20p
Tenure of each Tenant: Tenant from year to year, tenancy commenced on 1st November

Number on map: unreadable
Tenants’ Names: Benjamin Oakman
Gale days: 1st May & 1st Nov.
Yearly rent: £100 0s 0d
Quantity of land. Statute measure: 133a 1r 37p
Tenure of each Tenant: Lease dated the 1st day of September, 1868, from Richard Marquis of Hertford to Benjamin Oakman, for the term of 31 years from the 1st November, 1868, at the yearly rent of £95 5s., with £4 15s yearly for receiver’s salary. The acreage given in the lease is 132a. 3r. 31p.; the quantity here stated is taken from the ordnance surveyor’s report. The amount stated in the rent column includes receiver’s salary.

Number on map: 20
Tenants’ Names: William Sherlock
Gale days: 1st May & 1st Nov.
Yearly rent: £4 14s 0d
Quantity of land. Statute measure: 6a 2r 25p
Tenure of each Tenant: Tenant from year to year, tenancy commenced on 1st November

Number on map: 21
Tenants’ Names: James Coburn
Gale days: 1st May & 1st Nov.
Yearly rent: £11 9s 0d
Quantity of land. Statute measure: 18a 2r 31p
Tenure of each Tenant: Tenant from year to year, tenancy commenced on 1st November

Number on map: 22
Tenants’ Names: Thomas Houston
Gale days: 1st May & 1st Nov.
Yearly rent: £48 0s 0d
Quantity of land. Statute measure: 75a 1r 26p
Tenure of each Tenant: Tenant from year to year, tenancy commenced on 1st November

Number on map: 23
Tenants’ Names: John Coburn
Gale days: 1st May & 1st Nov.
Yearly rent: £19 13s 0d
Quantity of land. Statute measure: 35a 2r 22p
Tenure of each Tenant: lease dated the 1st day of November 1847 from Richard Marquis of Hertford to Joseph McCullough, for the lives and life of William John Bryans, Archibald McCullough, and Francis McCullough, at the yearly rent of £18 14s 6d with 18s 6d. yearly for receiver’s salary. The acreage given in the lease is 35a 3r 34p.; the quantity here stated is taken from the ordnance surveyor’s report. The amount stated in the rent column… receiver’s salary.

Number on map: 24
Tenants’ Names: Robert Gresham
Gale days: 1st May & 1st Nov.
Yearly rent: £26 14s 6d
Quantity of land. Statute measure: 33a 1r 18p
Tenure of each Tenant: Lease dated the 1st day of November 1831 from F… Marquis of Hertford to Renny Boomer, for the… Joseph Birney, James Boomer and James Edw… the yearly rent of £25 9s., with £1 5s. 9d. yea… salary. The acreage given in lease is 32a. 1r… here stated is taken from the ordnance surv… amount stated in rent column includes receive…

Number on map: 25
Tenants’ Names: Moses Whiteside
Gale days: 1st May & 1st Nov.
Yearly rent: £39 12s 0d
Quantity of land. Statute measure: 49a 2r 31p
Tenure of each Tenant: Tenant from year to year, tenancy commenced on 1st November

Number on map: 25a
Tenants’ Names: Moses Whiteside
Gale days: 1st May & 1st Nov.
Yearly rent: £4 10s 0d
Quantity of land. Statute measure: 10a 2r 8p
Tenure of each Tenant: Lease dated the 1st day of July, 1848, from Richard Marquis of Hertford to Thomas Brown, for the loves and life of His Royal Highness the Price of Wales, John Sefton and Thomas Sefton, at the yearly rent of £4 5s 9d.; with 4s 3d. yearly for receiver’s salary. The acreage given in lease is 9a 2r 6p.; the quantity here is taken from the ordnance surveyor’s report.The amount stated in rent column includes receiver’s salary.

Number on map: 25b
Tenants’ Names: Moses Whiteside
Gale days: 1st May & 1st Nov.
Yearly rent: £3 19s 0d
Quantity of land. Statute measure: 6a 0r 7d
Tenure of each Tenant: Tenant from year to year, tenancy commenced on 1st November

Number on map: 25c
Tenants’ Names: Moses Whiteside
Gale days: 1st May & 1st Nov.
Yearly rent: £3 13s 5d
Quantity of land. Statute measure: 7a 3r 36p
Tenure of each Tenant: Lease dated the 1st day of November, 1833, from Francis Charles Marquis of Hertford to Abraham Sherlock, for the lives and life of Mary Sherlock, William Sherlock, and James Sherlock at the yearly rent of £3 10s 5d., with 3s. yearly for receiver’s salary, and at the additional rent of £1 yearly in case of assignment (save as therein mentioned) without consent of lessor. The acreage given in the lease is 7a 3r 4p; the quantity here stated is taken from the ordnance surveyor’s report. The amount stated in rent column includes receiver’s salary.

Number on map: 25d
Tenants’ Names: Moses Whiteside
Gale days: 1st May & 1st Nov.
Yearly rent: £15 11s 0d
Quantity of land. Statute measure: 28a 2r 0p
Tenure of each Tenant: Lease dated the 1st day of November, 1836, from Francis Charles Marquis of Hertford to Willliam Sherlock, for the lives and life of Jane Sherlock, Sarah Sherlock, and Margaret Sherlock at the yearly rent of £14 16s 5d., with 14s 6d. yearly for receiver’s salary.The acreage given in the lease is 33a 1r 5p; the quantity here stated is taken from the ordnance surveyor’s report. The amount stated in rent column includes receiver’s salary.

Number on map: 25e
Tenants’ Names: Moses Whiteside
Gale days: 1st May & 1st Nov.
Yearly rent: £15 9s 0d
Quantity of land. Statute measure: 29a 0r 32p
Tenure of each Tenant: Lease dated the 1st day of November, 1834, from Francis Charles Marquis of Hertford to William Sherlock, for the lives and life of Mary Jane Sherlock, William Scott, and Susanna Scott at the yearly rent of £14 13s 6d., with 15s. 6d yearly for receiver’s salary. The acreage given in the lease is 33a; the quantity here stated is taken from the ordnance surveyor’s report. The amount stated in rent column includes receiver’s salary.

Number on map: 26
Tenants’ Names: Henry Farr
Gale days: 1st May & 1st Nov.
Yearly rent: £7 5s 6d
Quantity of land. Statute measure: 8a 3r 19p
Tenure of each Tenant: Tenant from year to year, tenancy commenced on 1st November.

Number on map: 27 & 27a
Tenants’ Names: John Farr
Gale days: 1st May & 1st Nov.
Yearly rent: £9 13s 0d
Quantity of land. Statute measure: 10a0 r 14p
Tenure of each Tenant: Tenant from year to year, tenancy commenced on 1st November.

Number on map: 28
Tenants’ Names: Francis Barnes, representative of Robert Morrow
Gale days: 1st May & 1st Nov.
Yearly rent: £48 15s 0d
Quantity of land. Statute measure: 78a 0r 35p
Tenure of each Tenant: Lease dated the 1st day of May, 1855, from Richard Marquis of Hertford to Robert Morrow, for the life of Walter Tr…Stannus or the term of 21 years from the 1st… November 1854 at the yearly rent of £46 8s 7d., with £2 yearly for receiver’s salary,and any one-half of the poor’s ra… acreage given in the lease is 77a 3r 4p; the … stated is taken from the ordnance surveyor’s report. The amount stated in rent column includes receiver’s salary.

Number on map: unreadable
Tenants’ Names: Thomas Gillespie
Gale days: 1st May & 1st Nov.
Yearly rent: £19 11s 2d
Quantity of land. Statute measure: 35a 2r 1p
Tenure of each Tenant: Lease dated the 1st day of March, 1804, from Francis Marquis of Hertford to George Herdman, for the life of Samuel Thompson the younger, or for the term of 21 years from the 1st November, 1803 at the yearly rent of £7 10s 11d., with 19s. 4d yearly for receiver’s salary, and at the additional rent of £4 9s yearly in case of assignment (save as therein mentioned) without consent of lessor. The acreage given in the lease is 35a 1r 3p; the quantity here stated is taken from the ordnance surveyor’s report. The amount stated in rent column includes receiver’s salary and 15s. 3d. for tithe rent-charge, payable for this holding.

Number on map: unreadable
Tenants’ Names: unreadable
Gale days: 1st May & 1st Nov.
Yearly rent: £5 15s 6d
Quantity of land. Statute measure: 10a 3r 22p
Tenure of each Tenant: Lease dated the 1st day of November, 1845, from Richard Marquis of Hertford to John GIllespie, for the lives and life of His Royal Highness the Prince of Wales, William Cuddy, and John Boyd, at the yearly rent of £5 10s., with 5s. 6d yearly for receiver’s salary. The acreage given in the lease is 10a 3r 14p; the quantity here stated is taken from the ordnance surveyor’s report. The amount stated in rent column includes receiver’s salary.

Number on map: unreadable
Tenants’ Names: unreadable
Gale days: 1st May & 1st Nov.
Yearly rent: £23 0s 0d
Quantity of land. Statute measure: 31a 2r 33p
Tenure of each Tenant: Tenant from year to year, tenancy commenced on 1st November.

Number on map: unreadable
Tenants’ Names: Samuel Boyd, representative of Robert Morrow
Gale days: 1st May & 1st Nov.
Yearly rent: £50 0s 0d
Quantity of land. Statute measure: 73a 1r 26p
Tenure of each Tenant: Lease dated the 5th day of July, 1855, from Richard Marquis of Hertford to Robert Morrow, for the lives and life of Prince Arthur Wm. Patrick Albert, Leopold George Duncan Albert, and Beatrice Mary Victoria Feodore, children of Her Majesty Queen Victoria, at the yearly rent of £47 12s 6d., with £2 7s 6d. yearly for receiver’s salary. The acreage given in the lease is 71a 1r 21p; the quantity here stated is taken from the ordnance surveyor’s report. The amount stated in rent column includes receiver’s salary.

Number on map: unreadable
Tenants’ Names: Alexander Megaghy
Gale days: 1st May & 1st Nov.
Yearly rent: £11 14s 0d
Quantity of land. Statute measure: 22a 3r 0p
Tenure of each Tenant: Lease dated the 1st day of November, 1836, from Francis Charles Marquis of Hertford to Abraham Megaghey, for the lives and life of Margaret Sherlock, Jane Sherlock, and Sarah Sherlock at the yearly rent of £11 2s 9d., with 11s. 3d yearly for receiver’s salary. The acreage given in the lease is 22a 1r 3p; the quantity here stated is taken from the ordnance surveyor’s report. The amount stated in rent column includes receiver’s salary.

Number on map: 33
Tenants’ Names: James Brown
Gale days: 1st May & 1st Nov.
Yearly rent: £19 5s 10d
Quantity of land. Statute measure: 38a 2r 4p
Tenure of each Tenant: Tenant from year to year, tenancy commenced on 1st November. Lease dated the 1st day of November, 1829, from Francis Charles Marquis of Hertford to James Brown, for the lives and life of Henry Sherlock, Mary Sherlock, and William Sherlock at the yearly rent of £18 4s 8d., with 17s. 4d yearly for receiver’s salary. The acreage given in the lease is 37a 1r 11p; the quantity here stated is taken from the ordnance surveyor’s report. The amount stated in rent column includes receiver’s salary and 3s 10d for tithe rent-charge payable for this holding.

Number on map: 33a
Tenants’ Names: James Brown
Gale days: 1st May & 1st Nov.
Yearly rent: £1 2s 6d
Quantity of land. Statute measure: 0a 3r 28p
Tenure of each Tenant: Tenant from year to year, tenancy commenced on 1st November.

Number on map: 33b
Tenants’ Names: James Brown
Gale days: 1st May & 1st Nov.
Yearly rent: £34 9s 0d
Quantity of land. Statute measure: 67a 2r 0p
Tenure of each Tenant: Lease dated the 1st day of November, 1829, from Francis Charles Marquis of Hertford to James Brown, for the lives and life of Ann Jane Dixon, Eliza Dixon, and Mary Dixon at the yearly rent of £32 17s 3d., with £1 11s 2d. yearly for receiver’s salary. The acreage given in the lease is 67a 1r 1p; the quantity here stated is taken from the ordnance surveyor’s report. The amount stated in rent column includes receiver’s salary and 7d tithe rent-charge payable for this holding.

Number on map: 33c
Tenants’ Names: James Brown
Gale days: 1st May & 1st Nov.
Yearly rent: £14 4s 0d
Quantity of land. Statute measure: 23a 3r 22p
Tenure of each Tenant: Tenant from…

Number on map: 34
Tenants’ Names: Henry Gilliland
Gale days: 1st May & 1st Nov.
Yearly rent: £39 11s 6d
Quantity of land. Statute measure: 54a 1r 10p
Tenure of each Tenant: Tenant from …

Number on map: 35
Tenants’ Names: John Bolton representative of Benjamin Oakman
Gale days: 1st May & 1st Nov.
Yearly rent: £11 14s 0d
Quantity of land. Statute measure: 11a 3r 15p
Tenure of each Tenant: Lease dated … Marquis…Allen Ni… the yearl… The acr… Here sts… amount…

Number on map: 36
Tenants’ Names: William John Johnston
Gale days: 1st May & 1st Nov.
Yearly rent: –
Quantity of land. Statute measure: 15a 3r 23p
Tenure of each Tenant: Lease dat… Marquis…life of T … Moore … £1 12s … of £6 … without … as “a … and Ball…described on the plan drawn on the margin of the lease;” but according to the present townland boundaries the premises so demised are situate partly in three townlands, namely – 18a 1r 21p in the townland of Glenavy, being tenancy no 3a therein; 1 rood and 20 perches in the townland of Ballycessy, being tenancy No 18 therein; and 15a 3r 23p in this townland. And the amount set of £31 8s set opposite said tenancy No 3a, in the townland of Glenavy, includes the rent payable by this tenant for this holding. The quantities here stated are taken from the ordnance surveyor’s report.

Number on map: 37
Tenants’ Names: Dorothy McCoy
Gale days: 1st May & 1st Nov.
Yearly rent: £4 6s 0d
Quantity of land. Statute measure: 5a 2r 28p
Tenure of each Tenant: Tenant from year to year, tenancy commenced on 1st November.
Lease dated the 1st day of November, 1845, from Richard Marquis of Hertford to John McCoy, for the lives of Her present Majesty Queen Victoria, the Prince of Wales, and the Princess Royal, at the yearly rent of £4 2s., with 4s. yearly for receiver’s salary.The acreage given in the lease is 5a…… quantity here stated is taken from the ordnance… The amount stated in rent column includes …

Number on map: 38
Tenants’ Names: Thomas Miller
Gale days: 1st May & 1st Nov.
Yearly rent: £29 13s 2d
Quantity of land. Statute measure: 30a 3r 18p
Tenure of each Tenant: Tenant from year to year, tenancy commenced on 1st November.

Number on map: 39
Tenants’ Names: Captain George Douglass
Gale days: 1st May & 1st Nov.
Yearly rent: £31 11s 3d
Quantity of land. Statute measure: 42a 1r 13p
Tenure of each Tenant: Tenant from year to year, tenancy…

Number on map: 40
Tenants’ Names: William Armstrong
Gale days: 1st May & 1st Nov.
Yearly rent: £14 14s 3d
Quantity of land. Statute measure: 14a 1r 26p
Tenure of each Tenant: Tenant from year to year, tenancy …

Number on map: 41
Tenants’ Names: Nelson Bullick
Gale days: 1st May & 1st Nov.
Yearly rent: £39 12s 4d
Quantity of land. Statute measure: 46a 1r 27p
Tenure of each Tenant: Tenant from year to year, tenancy ……

Number on map: 41a
Tenants’ Names: Nelson Bullick
Gale days: 1st May & 1st Nov.
Yearly rent: £27 8s 9d
Quantity of land. Statute measure: 48a 2r 11p
Tenure of each Tenant: Lease dated the 1st day of Novembe… Marquis of Hertford to Neilson B… William John Gilbert, Thomas Gi… the yearly rent of £26 3s 6d., w… receiver’s salary. The acreage given in … quantity here stated is taken from… report. The amount stated in ren… salary and 6d for tithe rent-charge…

Number on map: 42
Tenants’ Names: Joseph McCall, representative of Thomas Miller
Gale days: 1st May & 1st Nov.
Yearly rent: £5 3s 36d
Quantity of land. Statute measure: 5a 2r 37p
Tenure of each Tenant: Lease dated the 1st day of November … Marquis of Hertford to Thomas … William Miller, Jane Miller, an… rent of £4 18s. 7d, with 4s … The acreage given in lease … stated is taken from the ordnance … stated in rent column includes rec…rent-charge payable for this holdin…

Number on map: 43
Tenants’ Names: Andrew McCartney
Gale days: 1st May & 1st Nov.
Yearly rent: £1 7 s 0d
Quantity of land. Statute measure: 13 a 1r 8p

Number on map: 44
Tenants’ Names: John Montgomery
Gale days: 1st May & 1st Nov.
Yearly rent: £14 5s 6d
Quantity of land. Statute measure: 16a 3r 38p

Number on map: 45
Tenants’ Names: John Bullick
Gale days: 1st May & 1st Nov.
Yearly rent: £47 12s 0d
Quantity of land. Statute measure: 52a 3r 16p

Number on map: unreadable
Tenants’ Names: unreadable
Gale days: unreadable
Yearly rent: unreadable
Quantity of land. Statute measure: 61a 1r 20p
Tenure of each Tenant: Lease dated the 1st day of March, 1830, from Francis Charles Marquis of Hertford to William Bullick, for the lives and life of Jane Bullick, William John Gilbert and Henry Sherlock at the yearly rent of £33 6s ., with £1 11s 8d. yearly for receiver’s salary. The acreage given in the lease is 60a 1r 28p; the quantity here stated is taken from the ordnance surveyor’s report. The amount stated in rent column includes receiver’s salary, 3s. 8d. for tithe rent-charges, and £3 4s 6d interest on loan of £67 10s advanced by the owner to the tenant for drainage, and all payable for this holding.

Number on map: unreadable
Tenants’ Names: unreadable
Gale days: unreadable
Yearly rent: unreadable
Quantity of land. Statute measure: 1r 30p
Tenure of each Tenant: Tenant from year to year, tenancy commenced on 1st November.

Number on map: unreadable
Tenants’ Names: unreadable
Gale days: unreadable
Yearly rent: unreadable
Quantity of land. Statute measure: 1r16p
Tenure of each Tenant: Tenant from year to year, tenancy commenced on 1st November.

Number on map: unreadable
Tenants’ Names: unreadable
Gale days: unreadable
Yearly rent: unreadable
Quantity of land. Statute measure: 2r 32p
Tenure of each Tenant: Tenant from year to year, tenancy commenced on 1st November.

Number on map: unreadable
Tenants’ Names: unreadable
Gale days: unreadable
Yearly rent: unreadable
Quantity of land. 1r6 p
Tenure of each Tenant: Tenant from year to year, tenancy commenced on 1st November.

Number on map: unreadable
Tenants’ Names: unreadable
Gale days: unreadable
Yearly rent: unreadable
Quantity of land. 2r 13p
Tenure of each Tenant: Lease dated the 1st day of November, 1838, from Francis Charles Marquis of Hertford to James Magee, for the lives and life of James Magee, Joseph Mairs, and Margaret Sherlock at the yearly rent of £12 2s 9d., with 12s 3d. yearly for receiver’s salary. The acreage given in the lease is 27a; the quantity here stated is taken from the ordnance surveyor’s report. The amount stated in rent column includes receiver’s salary and 7s 6d for interest on loan of £8 15s advanced by the owner to the tenant for drainage, and all payable for this holding.

Number on map: unreadable
Tenants’ Names: Daniel Mulholland
Gale days: 1st May & 1st Nov.
Yearly rent: £20 13s 6d
Quantity of land. Statute measure: 25a 0r 4p
Tenure of each Tenant: Tenant from year to year, tenancy commenced on 1st November.

Number on map: unreadable
Tenants’ Names: Widow Margaret Mulholland
Gale days: 1st May & 1st Nov.
Yearly rent: £8 0s 0d
Quantity of land. Statute measure: 11a 0r 8p
Tenure of each Tenant: Tenant from year to year, tenancy commenced on 1st November.

Number on map: unreadable
Tenants’ Names: William Scott
Gale days: 1st May & 1st Nov.
Yearly rent: £23 0s 0d
Quantity of land. Statute measure: 31a 0r 21p
Tenure of each Tenant: Tenant from year to year, tenancy commenced on 1st November.

Number on map: unreadable
Tenants’ Names: William Scott
Gale days: 1st May & 1st Nov.
Yearly rent: £9 5s 0d
Quantity of land. Statute measure: 18a 0r 2p
Tenure of each Tenant: Lease dated the 1st day of November, 1840, from Francis Charles Marquis of Hertford to Thomas Scott, for the lives and life of Sarah Scott, James Sherlock, and Agnes Sherlock at the yearly rent of £8 16s 3d., with 8s 9d. yearly for receiver’s salary. The acreage given in the lease is 17a 2r 21p; the quantity here stated is taken from the ordnance surveyor’s report. The amount stated in rent column includes receiver’s salary.

Number on map: unreadable
Tenants’ Names: unreadable
Gale days: 1st May & 1st Nov.
Yearly rent: £12 10s 0d
Quantity of land. Statute measure: 28a 0r 1p
Tenure of each Tenant: Lease dated the 1st day of November, 1833, from Francis Charles Marquis of Hertford to Abraham Sherlock, for the lives and life of Isabella Sherlock, James Sherlock, and Walter Trevor Stannus at the yearly rent of £11 18s 8d., with 11s.4d yearly for receiver’s salary. The acreage given in the lease is 27a 2r 18p; the quantity here stated is taken from the ordnance surveyor’s report. The amount stated in rent column includes receiver’s salary.

Number on map: unreadable
Tenants’ Names: unreadable
Gale days: … & 1st Nov.
Yearly rent: £11 0s 0d
Quantity of land. Statute measure: 13a 2r 17p
Tenure of each Tenant: Tenant from year to year, tenancy commenced on 1st November.

Number on map: unreadable
Tenants’ Names: unreadable
Gale days: … & 1st Nov.
Yearly rent: £10 0s 0d
Quantity of land. Statute measure: 13a 2r 29p
Tenure of each Tenant: Tenant from year to year, tenancy commenced on 1st November.

Number on map: unreadable
Tenants’ Names: unreadable
Gale days: … & 1st Nov.
Yearly rent: £2 12s 0d
Quantity of land. Statute measure: 4a 1r 13p
Tenure of each Tenant: Tenant from year to year, tenancy commenced on 1st November.

Number on map: unreadable
Tenants’ Names: unreadable
Gale days: …… 1st Nov.
Yearly rent: £27 15s 0d
Quantity of land. Statute measure: 74a 1r 18p
Tenure of each Tenant: Lease dated the 1st day of November, 1835, from Francis Charles Marquis of Hertford to William Arnold, for the lives and life of Hugh Still, James Arnold, and John Arnold at the yearly rent of £26 8s 6d., with £1 6s 6d. yearly for receiver’s salary. The acreage given in the lease is 74 acres; the quantity here stated is taken from the ordnance surveyor’s report. The amount stated in rent column includes receiver’s salary.

Number on map: unreadable
Tenants’ Names: unreadable
Gale days: … Nov.
Yearly rent: £9 6s 0d
Quantity of land. Statute measure: 16 a 3r 36p
Tenure of each Tenant: Tenant from year to year, tenancy commenced on 1st November.

Number on map: 57
Tenants’ Names: William Irvine
Gale days: 1st May & 1st Nov.
Yearly rent: £5 8s 0d
Quantity of land. Statute measure: 10a 1r 38p
Tenure of each Tenant: Tenant from year to year, tenancy commenced on 1st November.

Number on map: 58
Tenants’ Names: William Oakman
Gale days: 1st May & 1st Nov.
Yearly rent: £10 8s 6d
Quantity of land. Statute measure: 20a 2r 36p
Tenure of each Tenant: Tenant from year to year, tenancy commenced on 1st November.

Number on map: 59
Tenants’ Names: William Dawson
Gale days: 1st May & 1st Nov.
Yearly rent: £16 1s 0d
Quantity of land. Statute measure: 31a 2r 30p
Tenure of each Tenant: Lease dated the 1st day of November, 1838, from Francis Charles Marquis of Hertford to Charles Magee, for the lives and life Charles Magee the lessee, Joseph Mairs, and Margaret Sherlock at the yearly rent of £14 4s 5d., with 14s 8d. yearly for receiver’s salary. The acreage given in the lease is 32a 2r 6p; the quantity here stated is taken from the ordnance surveyor’s report. The amount stated in rent column includes 14s 8f for receiver’s salary and 12s for interest on loan of £15 advanced by the owner to the tenant for drainage, and all payable for the holding.

Number on map: 59a
Tenants’ Names: William Dawson
Gale days: 1st May & 1st Nov.
Yearly rent: £1 19s 0d
Quantity of land. Statute measure: 2a 0r 17p
Tenure of each Tenant: Tenant from year to year, tenancy commenced on 1st November.

Number on map: 60
Tenants’ Names: Ellen Mulholland, Widow
Gale days: 1st May & 1st Nov.
Yearly rent: £23 0s 0d
Quantity of land. Statute measure: 31a 2r 30p
Tenure of each Tenant: Tenant from year to year, tenancy commenced on 1st November.

Number on map: 61
Tenants’ Names: Thomas Mulholland
Gale days: 1st May & 1st Nov.
Yearly rent: £14 8s 6d
Quantity of land. Statute measure: 19a 1r 35p
Tenure of each Tenant: Tenant from year to year, tenancy commenced on 1st November.

Number on map: 62
Tenants’ Names: Edward Hull
Gale days: 1st May & 1st Nov.
Yearly rent: £12 16s 0d
Quantity of land. Statute measure: 18a 1r 20p
Tenure of each Tenant: Tenant from year to year, tenancy commenced on 1st November.

Number on map: 63
Tenants’ Names: Thomas Sherlock
Gale days: 1st May & 1st Nov.
Yearly rent: £6 10s 0d
Quantity of land. Statute measure: 11a 1r 28p
Tenure of each Tenant: Tenant from year to year, tenancy commenced on 1st November. Lease dated the 1st day of November, 1833, from Francis Charles Marquis of Hertford to Thomas Sherlock, for the lives and life of Mary Jane Sherlock, Margaret Sherlock and Ann Jane Mulholland at the yearly rent of £6 3s 10d., w… receiver’s salary. The acreage given in the … quantity here stated is taken from…report. The amount stated in rent colu…… salary.

Number on map: 63b
Tenants’ Names: Thomas Sherlock
Gale days: 1st May & 1st Nov.
Yearly rent: £27 2s 9d
Quantity of land. Statute measure: 60a 1r 20p
Tenure of each Tenant: Lease dated the 1st day of July, 1848, from Richard…. Hertford to Thomas Sherlock, for the lives and….Royal Highness the Prince of Wales, James She….Thomas Sherlock, at the yearly rent of £25 17s., with … yearly for receiver’s salary. The acreage given in… 59a 1r 18p; the quantity here stated is taken from…… surveyor’s report. The amount stated in rent column… receiver’s salary. The lease provides that nothing the … prejudice the lessee’s right to the trees that had be… pursuant to Act of Parliament.

Number on map: 63c
Tenants’ Names: Thomas Sherlock
Gale days: 1st May & 1st Nov.
Yearly rent: £9 6s 3d
Quantity of land. Statute measure: 20a 0r 39p
Tenure of each Tenant: Lease dated the 1st day of May, 1836, from … Marquis of Hertford to Thomas Sher… of Mary Jane Sherlock, Margaret … holland, at the yearly rent of £8 17… for receiver’s salary. The acreage g… 3r 14p.; the quantity here stated is surveyor’s report. The amount stat … receivers’s salary includes receiver’s salary.

Total for townland:
Yearly rent £1682 12 s 4d
Quantity of Land Statute Measure 2407a 3r 27p

Death Notice — Robert Gresham jun

The following is an extract from the Belfast Newsletter dated Thursday 15th January 1880 and appears with permission of the Belfast Newsletter.

Death

Gresham – November 22, at Adelaide, South Australia, Robert Gresham, jun., aged 30 years, 4th son of Mr. Robert Gresham, Beechvale, Crumlin.

Diluted Buttermilk

The following is from the Belfast Morning News dated 8th September, 1880

A farmer residing at Ballydonaghy, named Robert Houston, was summoned by Sub-Sanitary Officer W.J. Anderson to answer a charge of selling buttermilk which contained 32.9 parts per cent water. The defendant was fined 20s and costs. The same complainant had Hugh Close, farmer, Dundrod, summoned for selling buttermilk adulterated with 26 parts per cent of water. Fined 10s and costs. Mr Coulter prosecuted in both cases.

Farm Auction

The following extract is from the Lisburn Standard, Saturday August 30th 1884.

Sale by Auction
Crumlin, County Antrim

Important Sale by Auction of Valuable
Farms & Dwelling – House
At Springfield, Ballydonaghy.

To be sold by Public Auction (in consequence
Of Mrs. Miniss, the Vendor, giving
Up farming) at Miss Armstrong’s
Railway Hotel, Lisburn, on Tuesday,
September 16, 1884 at one
O’clock, in one or two lots.
Lot no 1 – that farm of land. With
The dwelling-house and
Offices-houses known as Springfield,
Containing 75a 1r 2p, statute measure, whereof 67a
Are held by lease form Sir Richard Wallace, Bart..
For 3 lives, and the remainder under yearly
Judicial rent; rent for the whole, £38 13s 3d.

Lot no. 2 contains 38a 2r 4p., statute
Measure, also held under lease for 3 lives, from
Same landlord, at a yearly rent of £19 5s 10d;
Leet money, 2s 8d.
The lands are of good quality, and in
Excellent condition, well fenced and drained.
The stock and crop will be sold at an early
Subsequent date by auction.
Terms – 10 per cent, deposit at time of sale;
Immediate possession; Purchasers to pay auction
Commission.

For particulars of sale, title, &c., apply to
Edmond Malone, solicitor.
35, Royal Avenue, Belfast
Mrs. Miniss, the vendor
Springfield, Crumlin
Or James Atkinson, Auctioneer,
The Bazaar, Lisburn
August 1884.

Trespassing Fines

The following is an extract from The Lisburn Standard Saturday 12 02 1887

Trespassing Fines
Crumlin Petty Sessions.

We have been requested to publish the following corrected report of the game prosecution heard before the magistrates at Crumlin Petty Sessions;- Arthur Graham, Samuel Poutts, and Robert Fullerton (all of Lambeg), were prosecuted by John Bullick, of Ballydonaghy, for trespassing on his lands in pursuit of game with guns and a greyhound. Graham (who did not appear) was fined £5 or two months in gaol; Fullerton and Poutts apologised, and promised not to repeat the offence, and got off on payment of £1 5s each of costs. Mr. Williamson, solicitor, Antrim, prosecuted; and Mr. W.H. Hancock represented Poutts and Fullerton.

Mullholland v Scott

The following is an extract from the Lisburn Standard dated Saturday March 9th 1889

Crumlin Petty Sessions.
Application to enter a Quarry

Daniel Mulholland, road contractor, applied for a magistrates order to enable him to enter the lands of William Scott, Bohill.
Mr. Williamson opposed the application on the ground of the proximity of the quarry to Mr. Scott’s dwelling house, and stated that the blasting operation necessary to raise the stones would be dangerous to life and injurious to property about Mr. Scott’s premises, The assistant county surveyor having been examined in support of the application. The Bench refused to make the order sought.

Marriage Notice – Patterson/Gillespie

The following is from the Lisburn Standard March 16th 1889

Marriage – Patterson – Gillespie at Crumlin Presbyterian Church by rev A.C. Canning assisted by the Rev J Stewart, Seaforde, Matthew B. Patterson, Drumgavlin to Sarah Jane, second daughter of the late Thomas Gillespie, Mount View, Ballydonaghy.

Gibbons v Mulholland

The following extract is from The Lisburn Standard dated Saturday May 4th 1889

Crumlin Petty Sessions
Road Contractors’ Case

William John Gibbins, surface man, summoned Daniel Mulholland, of Ballydonaghy, road contractor, for the sum of £4 8s 4d, due to him as wages.

Mr. Williamson appeared for the complainant; and Mr Wilkins for the defendant.

It appeared, from the evidence of the complainant, that the defendant owed him the amount claimed above for wages as surface man.
Mr. Wilkins said that he did not dispute the complainant’s claim; but the county surveyor, through a mistake of his own, had caused his client not to receive payment for his contract, and the complainant should, under the circumstances, look to the county surveyor, who employed him.

Mr. Williamson called Mr. Johnston, the assistant- surveyor, to prove the terms under which the complainant was employed, and the defendant tendered liable for payment. Mr. Wilkins objected to Mr. Johnston giving any evidence, either verbally or by reading from a copy of the defendant’s bond, as the original bond should have been produced, and put in evidence.

Mr. Williamson stated that if he should be compelled to such a procedure, it would be totally impossible for him to produce the document.

Mr. Wilkins stated that he was not there for the purpose of assisting Mr. Williamson’s client, and that he should have come into court properly prepared.

After a long and somewhat heated argument between the professional gentlemen engaged in the case, the Chairman stated that, upon the objection raised, they were bound to dismiss the case.

Gordon v Mulholland

Extract from The Lisburn Standard — Saturday, May 14, 1892

Belfast Equity Court
(Before Mr. Henry Fitzgibbon, Q.C.)
Gordon v Mulholland

This was an equity civil bill brought by Mary Catherine Gordon of Budore, in the County of Antrim, infant, under the age of twenty-one years, by Ivor McNally and Margaret McNally, against Daniel Mulholland, of Ballydonaghy, and Mary McNally of Budore, executor and executrix of James McNally, farmer deceased, for the purpose of having the estate of James McNally administered, and the trusts of the will carried into execution under an order of the Court.

Mr. W.M. Whitaker, Barrister-at-Law (instructed by Mr. Young), appeared for the plaintiff, and Mr. Wm. Megrath, Barrister-at-Law (Instructed by Mr Kerr), for the defendant.

It seemed that the said James McNally died on the 19th July, 1890. He made a will bequeathing to his wife half of his farm on the condition that she would remain unmarried, but in case she married again the farm was to go to his sisters, in trust for the plaintiff, Mary Catherine Gordon, and the remaining half of the farm he bequeathed to his sisters. Probate was granted on the 9th August, 1890, to the defendants, and as the widow had again married, certain difficulties had arisen necessitating the administering of the estate.

His Honour granted a decree for administration of the estate.

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.

John Bolton

(Glenavy Parish Church, Grave 274)

Date of Death 26 12 1893
Date of Grant 19 03 1894
Effects £553 16s 6d
Registry Belfast

Full Abstract:

The Will of John Bolton late of Ballydonaghy County Antrim Farmer and Blacksmith who died 26 December 1893 at same place was proved at Belfast by Margaret Bolton of Ballydonaghy Widow and William Bolton of Ballymote said County Farmer the surviving Executors.

William Oakman

Date of Death 27 10 1867
Date of Grant 06 08 1869
Effects under £450
Registry Belfast

Full Abstract:

The Will of William Oakman late of Ballydonaghy County Antrim Farmer deceased who died 27 October 1867 at Pigeonstown in said County was proved at Belfast by the oath of John Oakman junior of Pigeonstown (Glenavy) aforesaid Farmer one of the Executors

Robert Colburn

Date of Death 14 05 1860
Date of Grant 13 07 1860
Effects under £100
Registry Belfast

Full Abstract:

The Will of Robert Colburn late of Ballydonaghy in the County of Antrim Farmer deceased who died 14 May 1860 at Ballydonaghy aforesaid was proved at Belfast by the oath of William Arnold of same place one of the Executors.

Arthur Palmer

Date of Death 29 10 1863
Date of Grant 11 05 1864
Effects under £100
Registry Belfast

Full Abstract:

The Will of Arthur Palmer late of Ballydonaghy in the County of Antrim Farmer deceased who died 29 October 1863 at same place was proved at Belfast by the oaths of Samuel Suffern of Aughnamillon (Crumlin) and William John Holmes of Ballydonaghy (Crumlin) both in the County of Antrim Farmers the Executors.

J.D. Martin & Co.

The following is an extract from the Lisburn Standard – Saturday July 13th 1901.

J.D. Martin & Co.’s Auction Sales.

15th – Hay, Ballydonaghy, Wm. J. Bolton, 7.

1905 Bangor Postcard

1905 Bangor Postcard

1905 Bangor Postcard

The front of this postcard depicts Bangor, County Down. It is postmarked Belfast 8.30pm 13th July 1905 and is addressed to Miss Wilson, C/O Mr Willis, Ballydonaghy, Crumlin.

The message on the postcard to Miss Wilson reads “How do you feel after the great dinner yesterday. Jennie.”

Game Prosecution – Arthur Dunlop

The following extract is from The Lisburn Standard Saturday 3rd December 1910.

Crumlin Petty Session
Game Prosecution

Arthur Dunlop, Altnakey, was prosecuted at the suit of Lieutenant-Colonel Pakenham, for trespassing in the pursuit of game at Aghnamullan.

Mr. Holmes appeared for the prosecution and Mr W G Maginess represented his defendant.

John Adams, gamekeeper, stated that he saw the defendant on the lands of James Irvine at Aghnamullan, on the 8th October, with two dogs and a gun. Witness heard shots from his direction. He asked him if he had been looking for a shot and he replied that he had a gun. When asked for his authority to be there, he gave the name of John Gilmore, Mulnaglass, Stoneyford. There are pheasants, hares and partridges on the land.

James Henry Reid also gave evidence and said he first saw the defendant on Lowry and Graham’s land and then on his own land. He showed him a hare that he had in his pocket and said he was shooting. Witness warned him not to go into Colonel Pakenham’s land, but he said he did not give a d— about him, he would go if he liked. Witness then ordered him to get to the road.

Mr Maginess – is it not a fact that there is not a man in the country who poaches more than you do yourself? – I never poach except where I have liberty.

That is your idea of poaching!

Mr Maginess explained that the defendant had been invited that day by Mr. John Boyd to shoot rabbits on his lands.
Thomas Boyd, Ballydonaghy, stated, Dunlop came as the result of an invitation from him. He directed him to Herdman’s land and the direct way there lay through Irvine’s land.

Mr Maginess said that their worships would see that the defendant was crossing Irvine’s land honestly and with no evil intent; he was proceeding legitimately to Herdman’s land under the direction of Mr. Boyd himself. Mr. Holmes contended that it had been proved that the defendant was beating about the country, and he had not his dogs and gun with him for nothing.
The magistrates decided to convict, and fined the defendant £1 and costs.

Trespass and Injury to a Fence

The following is an extract from The Lisburn Herald Saturday April 6th 1912

James Henry Reid, Ballydonaghy v Abraham Park, Dundesert

This was a process for £5 damages for trespass and injury to a fence, Mr. J.M. Whitaker, B.L., (instructed by Mr. W.G. Maginess) appeared for the plaintiff; and Mr.T.W. Brown, B.L., (instructed by Mr. Joseph Allen) appeared for the defendant.

Mr. Hunter C.E., proved the map, and stated there was a portion of ground between the river and the fence which was cut through, and which was clearly the plaintiff’s property.

Plaintiff proved that he had had the farm for 24 years, and had kept the fence during that time.

Mr. Coburn stated that he was the former owner, and that he got it from his grandfather 48 years ago. It was he who originally erected the fence, between the plaintiff’s and defendant’s land, and that there was no cut or way into the plaintiff’s land until made by him a few months ago.

John Adams said that his father was the caretaker of what was now the defendant’s land, on behalf of the landlord, until defendant purchased it seven years ago, and that there was no cut or way through the fence then.

For the defence, defendant stated that he had got permission from the plaintiff’s wife and had a right to the use of the water in the river, as he thought the river was the proper boundary.

His Honour gave a decree for 1s, with the usual title costs.

Abbeyview For Sale

Extract from Lisburn Herald — 1st February 1913

Abbeyview, Crumlin.
Desirable residential holding for sale by auction.

I am instructed by the executors of the late Mrs. Harkness to sell by auction, at my property mart, 24 Arthur Street, Belfast, on Friday, 21st February, 1913 at one o’clock.

That valuable farm, in the town land of Ballydonaghy, Co. Antrim, with splendid residence thereon, containing 47 acres, 24 perches, statute measure, or thereabouts, held in simple-fee, subject to an annuity (second decade) to the Irish Land Commission of £25 10s 2d, one more payment completing the decade, when a further reduction of the annuity will take place.

The dwelling house, which is almost substantial two-storey residence, stone finished, contains parlour, four bedrooms, kitchen, scullery, cellar, &c., and is in a most excellent state of repair. The office-houses are numerous, and comprise Stable for three horses, two loose boxes, byre for 12 cows, large cattle and hay sheds (recently erected, &c. &c. All the buildings are slated.

This holding is conveniently situated about half-a-mile from Crumlin Railway Station, and is considered one of the best farms in the district. The Crumlin River marches portion of the lands, thus ensuring a never-failing supply of water, and every field is accessible from the County Road. The Lands have been in grass for a great number of years.

No expense has been spared to make the holding the most superior in the neighbourhood, and fancy stone pillars and gates form the entrances to, and exits from every field.

The Auctioneer directs the special attention of the public to this sale, offering as it does a unique opportunity of acquiring a very high-class farm coupled with a handsome residence, all of a very superior nature.

The threshing machine can be had at a valuation.

Terms – £20 per cent deposit at time of sale. Usual Auction Commission.

For further particulars as to title, &c., apply

L.Jackson Holmes, Solicitor, Antrim.
W.S. Harvey, Auctioneer, 24, Arthur Street, Belfast; and Lisburn.

N.B. – The stock, crop and chattels will be sold at a future date, of which due notice will be given.

Death Notice — Jane Oakman

The following extract is from The Lisburn Standard, Saturday March 23rd 1889.

Deaths – Oakman – March 20th, at her residence, 218, Woodstock Road, Belfast, Jane, wife of Benjamin Oakman, late of Clements Mount, Crumlin.

Death Notice — Ada S Watters

Extract reproduced from the Northern Whig dated Thurs May 16th 1913

Watters:- May 13th at the residence of her brother, Mountain View, Ballydonaghy, Ada S. Watters. The remains of my beloved sister will be interred in Dundrod this (Thursday) afternoon at two o’clock. J. Edmund Watters.

Clementsmount

The following extract is from the Lisburn Herald — Saturday March 29th 1913

Clementsmount, Near Crumlin
Letting of Lands
For the season

I have been instructed by the Executors of Wm.
John Ross, Deceased, to Let by Auction, at
My Property Mart, 24, Arthur Street, Belfast.
On Friday, 4th April, at One o’clock,
About 100 acres prime grazing
For the season ending 1st November, 1913,
In lots to suit purchasers. The lands are well
Watered and Fenced.
Terms- Half of amount to be paid at 1st
August 1913, and Balance at 1st November 1913.

W.S. Harvey, Auctioneer, 24, Arthur
Street, Belfast and Lisburn.

Adulterated Farm Produce

The following extract is from The Lisburn Herald, Saturday, July 15 1916.

Adulteration of Farm Produce

In the Belfast Summons Court on Monday – before Messrs. John Gray, R.M.; W. Redfern Kelly and J H Brett – a farmer named Daniel Mullen, Crumlin, County Antrim was prosecuted under the Food and Drugs Act for having on 26th May sold butter which contained 8 per cent of water in addition to the 16 per cent allowed. Mr Spiller prosecuted. A fine of 20s and costs was imposed.

For having on the 18th May sold sweet milk which contained 7.2 per cent of added water a farmer named John Graham, Ballydonaghy, Crumlin was fined 40s and costs. He was prosecuted for having sold milk which contained 6.5 per cent of added water. Defendant said he did not add water to the milk while it was in his possession. The case was ruled in with the previous summons.

Clementsmount Fun Farm

The following link will take you to Clementsmount Fun Farm, 50 Ballydonaghy Road, Crumlin, Nuttscorner, BT29 4ER: Clementsmount Fun Farm.

Adulterated Buttermilk

The following is an extract taken from The Lisburn Herald, Saturday, March 2nd, 1929

Thos. Heaney of Ballydonaghy, and J. Costello, of Ballyhill, were each fined 10s and costs at the Belfast Summons Court on Monday for having sold buttermilk adulterated with water in excess of the amount allowed.

Anice Brett charged with Larceny

The following is an extract from The Lisburn Standard dated Friday 29th August 1930.

DUBLIN RESIDENT CHARGED AT CRUMLIN WITH LARCENY

“I plead guilty”

At Crumlin yesterday, before Mr. T.J. English, J.P., D.I. Fletcher charged Anice Brett, Portabello, Dublin with stealing clothing and jewellery, value £31 and £2 8s in silver, the property of Eleanor Rankin, Dundrod.

Mrs. Eleanor Rankin, stated that the defendant was a domestic servant in her employment since Newry Fair on 14th August. On 27th August witness missed the defendant, and on making enquiries and searching her premises she missed a gold wristlet watch, about £2 15s in silver and also a quantity of clothing. She identified the articles (produced) as her property. She gave the defendant no permission to take any of the articles.

Constable George Malone, Crumlin gave evidence to the effect that, in pursuance of information received he had proceeded to the town land of Ballydonaghy and there he arrested the accused, and she made the following statement “I plead guilty to taking the watch, money and clothing.”

He found the following articles in her possession – one full dress, a three-piece knitted woollen suit, 1 woollen jumper, 1 lady’s vest, a light dress, 1 lady’s pale underwear, 3 pairs of stockings, 1 black silk underskirt, 1 overall, 1 black overcoat, and 1 black evening dress. She was wearing a black pair of shoes. She handed witness a gold wristlet watch and he saw her throw something into a ditch. Witness found there £1 2s in silver and she gave him 12s 9d. All the articles had been identified by Mrs. Rankin. Mr. English returned the accused for trial in custody to the County Antrim Quarter Sessions.

McClurg Family Photos

Eliza Jane McClurg nee Lockhart

Eliza Jane McClurg nee Lockhart
(16 Feb 1856 – 6 Nov 1928)
Married 2 July 1881
to John McClurg

Matthew, Pheobe and James McClurg

Brothers and sister:

Matthew McClurg

(2 Jun 1898 – 13 10 1983)

Pheobe McClurg

(14 Aug 1893 – Aug 1970)

and James McClurg

James McClurg

James McClurg (18th May 1882 – 12 March 1964)

Matthew McClurg

Matthew McClurg

McClurg Brothers

McClurg Brothers

The McClurgs at Crumlin Road, Ballydonaghy

The McClurgs at Crumlin Road, Ballydonaghy

Pheobe McClurg

Pheobe McClurg

Matthew McClurg

Matthew McClurg

The McClurgs at Ballydonaghy

The McClurgs at Ballydonaghy

James McClurg, Ballydonaghy

James McClurg, Ballydonaghy

The McClurgs at Ballydonaghy

The McClurgs and horse at Ballydonaghy

Rear of McClurg garden, Ballydonaghy

Rear of McClurg garden, Ballydonaghy

John McClurg

John McClurg

John and Eliza Jane McClurg, Ballydonaghy

John and Eliza Jane McClurg, Ballydonaghy

Annie Matilda McCall

Annie Matilda McCall

This photograph came out of the McClurg collection. On the rear it states”Annie Matilda McCall, Ballydonaghy, Crumlin”.
It was taken by J J Morrison, Crumlin.

William McClurg

William McClurgg

3 May 1900 – 4 Oct 1972.

He married Jane Glover in 1922.

They resided at Lynn Cottage, Ballydonaghy.

Jane died at 16 Aghalee Road, Lower Ballinderry.

She had a brother William John Glover and a sister Isabella Best

Edward McClurg (1895-1963) and wife

Edward McClurg (1895-1963) and wife

Edward was married twice. 1st to Margaret Sarah Garland in 1919 and 2nd to Mary Agnes Calvert in 1925. He is buried in Carnmoney Cemetery

Elizabeth McClurg

Elizabeth McClurg born 7 Aug 1887

Elizabeth McClurg born 7 Aug 1887

Elizabeth McClurg

A McClurg Wedding

A McClurg Wedding

Bazaar at Rushyhill L.O.L. 1940

The following is an extract from The Lisburn Standard dated Friday 10th April 1931

Rushyhill L.O.L. 1940

A bazaar was opened in the Orange Hall at Rush hill (Colin), near Lisburn on Easter Monday, for the purpose of raising funds to renovate the building. The undertaking was under the auspices of L.O.L. 1940 and it met with most generous support.

The stalls were well laden with a choice selection of goods, and the revenue from these was considerably augmented by the patronage extended to a number of side attractions.

R.W. Bro Robert Armstrong, J.P., D.C.G.M., Belfast and D.G.M.I., who presided, thanked the brethren for the invitation given him, and said he was delighted to be present to give them whatever assistance he could. It was difficult for a lodge, situated as theirs was, in a mixed district to make all the headway desirable in raising funds. In the Orange Hall, Clifton Street, Belfast, matters were different. There were about 200 lodges and preceptories met, and with 8000 to 10000 brethren attending they had no lack of funds. In that district the lodge meeting there stood alone. He was pleased to see them so well assisted by the ladies, and he was sure that project would be a great success. (Applause)

Mrs. J. Rankin, Tullyrusk, Dundrod, introduced by the chairman as president of the Dundrod Women’s Unionist Association, formally declared the bazaar open, and hoped it would be the means of realising all the funds required.
On the motion of Bro Robert Armstrong, junior, seconded by Bro. William Geddis, a hearty vote of thanks was accorded to Mrs Rankin, and on the proposition of Bro. Thompson, W.D.M. Dundrod, seconded by Bro. Tinsley, a similar compliment was paid to Bro. Armstrong.

Sales were then commenced and carried on with briskness during the remainder of the evening.

Shop Receipts

William Moore receipt dated 1967

William Moore receipt dated 1967

William Moore – Ballydonaghy

This bill is issued from William Moore, Auto engineer, Ballydonaghy, Glenavy – Tyre and Battery Service phone Crumlin 201. It was issued on 23rd May 1967.

The work carried out on this occasion included removing rear wheels, drums, releasing brakes, fitting new parts, lining shoes and adjustment. The total was £8 13s 0d.

“The Wee Still”
by “The Digger”

As he eyed the wooden caskets stacked against the cellar walls the young milk delivery lad enquired passively “I wonder what‘s in them?”

The question, directed at the local policeman who was showing him around the local constabulary barracks in Lisburn was not as innocent and as inquisitive as it might have appeared. Almost eighty years later this “young” fellow told me he could remember these nine or ten wooden caskets and several large ten gallon cans sitting in the police cellar. He knew only too well that they had been seized by police as part of an illicit distillery. Little did the unsuspecting constable know, but his young guest dabbled in small scale distribution of the “crateur” around the town. I was told it was more a matter of “converting milk to poteen.”/p>

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Founderings, Fleams and Farcy
by The Digger

The following article by “The Digger” was published in the Ulster Star dated Friday 10th January, 2014.

Fleam

Fleam

I discovered a little gem a number of years ago in the form of a handwritten notebook. It is in the possession of a local family in the district and contains golden nuggets of information recording material relative to everyday life in a rural farming community in the early to late 19th century.

Several pages were devoted to seventeen different cures and remedies gleaned from some neighbouring farmers and meticulously recorded by the note taker. A number of the entries were attributed to a Mr. Gilliland who is believed to have resided in the Ballydonaghy townland in the Crumlin area.

Common diseases in cattle, sheep and horse are touched on and there are “potions” suggesting cures for fresh cuts and wounds, inflammation, scratches, sheep scab, sore heels, strains and worms. The entries include a variety of chemicals, herbs and lotions available to the 19th century farmer.

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