Slievenagravery Townland, Stoneyford

Bogs

The following extract is from "Ordnance Survey Memoirs of Ireland – Parishes of County Antrim II 1832 – 1838". Thanks to The Institute of Irish Studies, The Queen’s University of Belfast for permission to use this extract.

Parish of Derryaghy
Bogs

The flow bogs in the town lands of Slievenacloy and Slievenagravery contains, in the rough calculation, about 20 English acres, and is at present 2 to 6 feet deep. Formerly this bog was much larger and 16 feet in depth, and a large quantity of oak, fir, alder and other timber found imbedded in it , but of little value. This timber, both roots and sticks were in many instances singed by fire. Informants William Savage, William Brown and others.

Markets

The following extract is from "Ordnance Survey Memoirs of Ireland – Parishes of County Antrim II 1832 – 1838". Thanks to The Institute of Irish Studies, The Queen’s University of Belfast for permission to use this extract.

Parish of Derryaghy
Markets

Slievenagravery: markets Lisburn and Belfast; conveyance: cars and carts: prices: oats 6s 6d per cwt. Oatmeal 11s 6d per cwt, potatoes 1s per cwt; charges for conveyance; 3s 1d per cwt or 3s per load; produce: oats and potatoes ; soil gravelly ; manures: dung ; surface: hilly; flax: very little ; spinning: very little, 1d ha‘penny can be earned by day; weaving: a small quantity of coarse linen for home use; pasture land: mostly pasture (mountain); basalt in this town land; average produce: 75 or 100 bushels of potatoes per acre, oats 8 or 9 cwt per acre.

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 Porter

Date of Death 19 05 1908
Date of Grant 29 07 1908
Effects £529 15s 0d
Registry: Belfast

Full Abstract:

Probate of the Will of John Porter late of Slievenagravery County Antrim Farmer who died 19 May 1908 granted at Belfast to Ellen Porter the Widow and Robert Porter Farmer.

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