Tullyrusk Townland, Tullyrusk

Death Notice – Anna Maria McLornan

The following extract is from the Belfast Newsletter dated Friday 13 March 1829.

Deaths

On 5th inst. Anna Maria McLornan, wife of James McLornan of the Bohill.

Marrigae Notice – John Mulholland and Margaret Brown

The following is from the Belfast Newsletter dated 29th November 1831.

Marriage.

On the 17th inst. Mr John Mulholland, of Bohill, to Margaret, third daughter of Mr. James Brown, Umgall.

Marriage – John Hillan and Miss McCorry

The following is an extract from the Belfast Newsletter dated 11th January 1833 and appears with permission of the Belfast Newsletter.

Marriage: On the 1st inst by the Rev Mr McMullen P.P. Glenavy, Mr John Hillan of Tullyrusk, to Miss McCorry of Glenavy.

Marriage Notice – William Thompson to Anna Maria McLornan

The following is from the Belfast Newsletter dated 01 May 1854.

Marriage – April 27, in St. Patrick’s Roman Catholic Chapel, Belfast, by the Rev. William Martin, William Thompson, Esq., merchant, Dublin, to Anna Maria, only daughter of James McLornan, Esq., Bohill.

Game Certificates

The following is from the Belfast Newsletter dated 29th October, 1858.

Game List – Belfast Collection.

A list of persons who have taken out general game certificates at £3 3s each.

McLornan, James – Bohill

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. 131

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

No. 146

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

No. 171

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

Statistical Account or Parochial Survey of Ireland

The following is an extract from the "Statistical Account or Parochial Survey of Ireland – Parishes of Glenavy, Camlin & Tullyrusk" by the Rev. Edward Cupples.

The church of Tullyrusk stood in the town land, and on the verge of the parish of that name, being distant from Glenavy about sixty-two feet long, and seventeen wide. There is an extensive and well- enclosed yard, in which the Protestant dissenters, and Roman catholics chiefly bury. In it are the ruins of a school-house.

Proposal for new road

The following is an extract from the Belfast Newsletter dated 20 02 1854 and has been used with permission of the Belfast Newsletter.

Notice to Road Contractors, &c. County of Antrim

Sealed proposals will be received for the following Works, at the office of the Secretary to the Grand Jury, until the day previous to the first day on which the Grand Jury shall assemble for fiscal business at the approaching assizes, vix.,

Barony of Massereene

No 1. To make 364 perches of a new line of road from Crumlin to Lisburn, by Stoneyford, between Cadger’s Lane and Steed’s Lane, in the townlands of Tullyrusk and Ballymacward Lower – not to exceed £300.

Forms of tenders, &c., may be had at the Secretary’s Office, where specifications, plans and sections may be seen.

John Coates, Secretary to the Grand Jury, County Court House, Feb 16 1854.

Auction

The following is from the Belfast Newsletter dated 9th March 1860.

Auction of horses, covered and outside cars, carriage, household furniture, &c.
James McLornan, of Bohill v. George Kerr, of Crumlin. To be sold by public auction on the premises of George Kerr, of Crumlin, on Thursday 15th March inst., at the hour of Eleven o’clock forenoon. Eight horses; four outside cars; four covered cars; two outside vans; one covered van; one carriage; one hearse; two carts; a large quantity of double and single harness; cart harness; one large lot of manure, &c., &c. Also, household furniture, comprising mahogany and other tables; mahogany sideboards; sofa; piano; mahogany and birch chairs; and numerous other articles, now seized for rent and arrears of rent due to Mr. Jas McLornan. Terms- cash. Dated this 8th day of March, 1860. William Dale, Auctioneer, 22 Waring Street, Belfast.

Pakenham Arms Hotel

The following is from the Belfast Newsletter date 1st June 1860.

Hotel to let in the town of Crumlin, in the County of Antrim.

The Pakenham Arms Hotel and Posting Establishment, at present undergoing extensive repairs, will be let, from the 11th day of June next, to a respectable person with a sufficient capital, who may be capable of conducting and carrying out the arrangements of a first-class Hotel.

It is situate in the Town of Crumlin, in the County of Antrim, within 6 miles of the Antrim Station of the Belfast and Northern Counties Railway, 11 mails from Belfast, 9 from Lisburn, and 7½ from the Moira Station of the Ulster Railway.

There is a large Posting business connected with the Hotel, sufficient, during the last few years, to give employment to from 8 to 10 horses.

There is a large Garden and about 8 acres of Land attached to it, with a crop of oats at present growing thereon, which may be had, if required, at a valuation. Applications to be made in writing to the proprietor, Mr. James McLornan, Bohill, Dundrod, Crumlin; or Mr. Joseph English, Clerk of Sessions, Crumlin. Dated this 30th May, 1860.

Auction of Horses

The following is from the Belfast Morning News dated 25th August 1860.

Auction of horses at the Pakenham Arms, Crumlin. To be sold by public auction, at the Pakenham Arms, Crumlin, on Monday, the 3rd September next at the hour of twelve o’clock. Noon, ten well bred young horses, the property of Mr. James McLornan, of Bohill.

Hunting Appointments — Killultagh Harriers

The following is an extract from the Belfast Newsletter dated Monday 25th March 1861 and is reproduced with permission of the Belfast Newsletter.

Hunting appointments

Killultagh Harriers – 11.30 am
Wednesday March 27, Tullyrusk
Saturday, March 30, Torneroy Bridge

Building Ground Lease

The following is from the Belfast Morning News dated 25th March 1861.

Building ground in Ballymacarrett. To be let on lease for ever, a quantity of eligible building-ground, adjacent to the New Lagan Bridge. Application to be made to the Proprietor, Mr. James McLornan, Bohill, Crumlin, or Mr. John Clarke, Lagan Bridge, who will show the ground. Bohill, March, 22nd 1861.

Death Notice – James O’Neill Falls

The following is from the Belfast Morning News dated 17th July 1861.

Death –July 15 at the residence of his father, Bohill, James O’Neill Falls, son of James McLorinan, Esq. His remains will be removed for interment in Tullyrusk Burying-ground on tomorrow (Thursday) morning, 18th July, at 11 o’clock. Friends will please accept this notice.

Auction at Bohill

The following is from the Belfast Morning News dated 19th August 1861.

Crop, stock, farming implements, gig tax-cart, sociable car, &c., by auction.

To be sold by auction at the Bohill (in consequence of the subscriber giving up farming), on Wednesday and Thursday, the 28th and 29th inst., commencing each day at eleven o’clock, six useful saddle and harness horses; ten two-year old heifers and calves; nine milch and fat cows; about seven acres oats; about seven acres potatoes; about sixty cocks upland and meadow hay; also, an excellent gig; tax-cart; sociable car; saddles; bridles; horse clothing; double barrelled guns; rifle; fishing rods; greyhound slips, &c., &c; farming implements consist of ploughs, harrows, grubbers, grapes, &c., &c. Terms- six months’ credit, on approved security, on amounts of £5 and upwards. Purchasers to pay 5 per cent auction fees. James McLornan, Bohill. William Dale, Auctioneer. 16th August 1861.

Ballymacarret Building Ground

The following is from the Belfast Morning News dated 8th November, 1861.

Building-ground in Ballymacarrett. To be let, on lease for ever, a quantity of eligible building-ground, adjacent to the New Lagan Bridge. Application to be made to the Proprietor, Mr James McLornan, Bohill, Crumlin; or Mr John Canmer, Lagan Bridge, who will show the Ground. Bohill, Nov. 7, 1861.

Albert Bridge Building Ground

The following is from the Belfast Morning News dated 15th November 1862.

Building ground at Albert Bridge. To be let, on lease for ever, a quantity of eligible building-ground, adjacent to the Albert Bridge. Application to be made to the Proprietor, Mr. James McLornan, Bohill, Crumlin; Mr. Daniel O’Rourke, 14 Donegall Street, Belfast; Messrs. Fraser &Son, Civil Engineers, 80, Ann Street; or Mr. John Canmer, Albert Bridge, who will show the ground. Bohill, Nov 7 1862.

Extract from Griffith Valuation 1862 – Union of Lisburn (Part of)

County of Antrim — Barony of Massereene — Union of Lisburn

Column 1 : Number and letters of Reference to map
Column 2 : Occupiers
Column 3 : Immediate Lessors
Column 4 : Description of Tenement
Column 5 : Area
Not included Rateable Annual Valuation of land and buildings and Total Annual Valuation of Rateable property.
Townland: TULLYRUSK
Ordnance Survey map number: 59
1a James McClarnan Marquis of Hertford House,Offices Gate Lodge & land 96 00 10
1b same same Land 16 02 10
1c same same Caretaker’s ho., offs & land 57 03 00
2a same same Land 23 03 30
2b same same Land 34 03 25
2Aa Joseph Sharpe James McClarnan House and Offices
2Ab David McWaters same House and Offices
3a Joseph McCullagh Marquis of Hertford Herd’s House, offices 85 00 00
3b same same & land 46 02 30
4 Alexander Waters same Houes, Offices Land 47 00 30
5 Henry Neeson same House, Offices Land 21 00 30
6 William Scott same House, Offices Land 18 01 30
7 James Read same Caretaker’s ho.,Land 59 00 35
8 Daniel Mulholland same House, Offices Land 21 02 10
9 Joseph Dixon same Land 04 02 30
10 James McCarry same House, Offices Land 62 01 25
11a Mary Hillen same Herd’s ho., Offs Land 40 02 05
11b Graveyard see exceptions
12 Joseph McClarnan Marquis of Hertford House,Offices Land 18 03 15
13 Roger McNeight same House,Offices Land 34 00 25
14a William McNeight same House,Offices Land 18 03 15
14b same same same 07 02 04
14Ba Anne Kurley William McNeight House
15 Patrick Mullen Marquis of Hertford House,Offices Land 07 02 05
16 Elizabeth McNeight same House, Offices Land 16 00 15
17 Charles Bamford same House and land 23 01 05
18 John McNeight same House and land 16 03 35
19 Margaret Rice same Land 00 02 10
20 Sarah Jordon same House, Offices Land 32 00 00
21 John Hillen same House, Office Land 05 01 15
22 Daniel Trowlin same Caretaker’s ho,Off Ld 06 03 10
23a Egar Cormican same House, Offices Land 40 00 00
23b Anthony Johnston Egar Cormican House
24a Margaret Loughran Marquis of Hertford House and land 00 02 20
24b same same same 05 03 35
25 Philip Magee same House, Offices Land 24 02 20
26 Charles Bamford same House, Offices Land 20 00 05
27 John Moat same House and Land 01 02 00
28 Robert Horner same House, Offices Land 12 03 15
29Aa Thomas Wheeler same House, Offices land 19 01 20
29B same same same 19 02 30
29Bb Francis Colburn Thomas Wheeler Herd’s House Offices
30 Robert Lowrey Marquis of Hertford House, Offices Land 14 01 30
31 John Culbert same House, Offices Land 03 01 10
32 John Kilpatrick same House, Offices Land 14 00 00
33 Thomas Greene same House, Offices Land 34 01 25
34a Matthew McClarnan James McClarnan House, Offices Land 01 02 20
34b same same same 08 02 00
 
Total of Rateable Property    1045 00 04
Exemptions: Grave-yard    00 02 00
Total including Exemptions    1045 02 04

Insolvent – Joseph Sharp

The following extract is from the Belfast Newsletter dated 26th March 1863 and appears with permission of the Belfast Newsletter.

Insolvents – Petitions to be heard. – At Belfast on Wednesday, the 8th of April – Joseph Sharp, late of Belfast; in the County of Antrim, not now in any business; previously of Tullyrusk, Crumlin, in the County of Antrim.

Killultagh Harriers

The following is an extract from the Belfast Newsletter dated 25 02 1868.

A run with the Killultagh Harriers.

"Tally-ho" in the Field of the 22nd inst., thus describes a run with these favourite harriers, who have been so long and so ably handled by Thos. R. Stannus, Esq., the Master:-

"Sir – Knowing your desire at all times to lay before your readers everything interesting in the Field, I crave your indulgence whilst I give a short account of a good day on Wednesday week last with these harriers – the crack pack of Ulster, celebrated for all the qualities of breeding, size symmetry, the results of the care bestowed upon them by the justly popular master, Mr. T R Stannus, who for twenty years has devoted the attention necessary to bring them to the state of perfection in which they now exist – a pride to himself, a credit to the huntsman Philips, the delight of the club, and a real pleasure to all who have the opportunity of hunting with them.

The meet on the day alluded to was at Dundrod, some seven of eight miles from Belfast, and, in addition to a large turn-out of members, there were present a number of hard riders from the Old Rock and other clubs, all animated with the true spirit of sportsmen, and anxious to see how Philips and his dogs could go. The morning was a little muggy, but towards noon the sun asserted its supremacy and shone forth bright and warm. When the dogs were first laid on, the scent was cold and bad; however, after a little chopping about, a sudden change for the better took place, as away went the dogs breast high at a slashing pace towards Manuel’s; then, short round to the left, up the rising ground towards Sinclair’s bending to the right down the dip over Dundrod river, through a fine grass country, and up Budore Hill, where disasters amongst the field gave evidence of the soft and holding ground. Puss still kept gamely on straight ahead, but, suddenly turning to the left, made for Ballyhill, right across the Carnaghlis Road, above the old bridge, at racing speed. She was soon in view – what hare could stand it? – and, forced to succumb to the persevering speed of Driver and his followers, at the end of a twenty minutes’ run, the master and Philips appearing on the spot to sound the whoo-whoop knell.

Ten minutes’ rest was now allowed, and we were quietly led on for a couple of miles to change the character of the country. A cast was made on the character of the country. A cast was made on Shurlock’s farm, and in the first field a "wee" brown jack showed his heels, and went off like a shot towards Ballydonaghey Bridge, turning to the right for Gobrana, through the plough; he suddenly wheeled back like a flash across Ballydonaghey Road, and over the brook, heading for Knockcairn, across the valley to the right, over the wall at tiptop speed, into fine galloping ground and rasping fences, the splendid music of the whole pack re-echoing along the glen to the right, the pace becoming faster and faster, and the numbers more and more select, as we were led over Alexander’s farm by Megarry’s towards Tullyrusk. Here the Bohill soon appeared in view, but puss, declining the ascent, "to the relief of the weak," turned to the left down to the slope to McLarnon’s, over the swampy ground, through the Devil’s Glen, leaving many in grief and sorrow, ran for Knockcairn Park, towards the river and through the fir plantation, flashing ahead in spite of all obstacles out by the lodge; now in full view by Blizzard’s farmyard, to the astonishment of the poultry; and making for the bridge, was obliged, in the open ground, to surrender dead beaten, at the close of a most extraordinarily fast run, without a check, of forty minutes, declared by Neil, huntsman of the Old Rocks, to be the best he had ever seen with harriers, and by Philips to have been the fastest he had ever ridden. Amongst those who rode all through, and were in at the death were (with, I need scarcely say, the Master and Philips) Messrs. Arthur Hamill (who lifted the hare), Edward Charley, Henry McCance, Walter T. Stannus, Victor Kennedy, Charles O’Hara, James Bruce, Robert Murray, and Robert Dunville. Thus ended a day to be remembered by all who had the good fortune to be out with the Killultagh Harriers on the 11th of February last; and we all returned home well pleased with the knowledge that hunting and its enjoyments are to be obtained in the fullest perfection even in the North of Ireland."

Estate of Daniel McLornan

The following extract is from the Belfast Morning News dated 26 10 1868.

Statutory Notice to creditors. In the goods and chattels of Daniel McLornan, late of Knock, in the CO of Down, farmer, deceased. Take notice that, pursuant to the Act of Parliament 22nd and 23rd Victoria, chap.35, intituled, "An Act to further amend the Law of Property and relieve trustees," all persons claiming to be creditors of, or to have any claim or demand against the Estate of, the above named Daniel McLornan, who died on the 13th June 1868 at Knock, in the County of Down, are hereby required, on or before Tuesday, the 1st day of December next, to furnish in writing the particulars of such claims or demands to James McLornan and Patrick McLornan, both of the Bohill in the County of Antrim the Executors named in the Will of the said Daniel McLornan, deceased, and by whom probate was obtained on the 13th day of July last past fourth of the District Registry of belfast of her Majesty’s Court of Probate, or to Daniel O’Rorke, of 14 Donegall Street, Belfast, and 72 Lower Gardiner Street, Dublin, the solicitor of the said Executors; otherwise the said Executors will, after the said 1st day of December next, proceed to distribute the assets of the said deceased, according to his said Will, having regard only to the claims of which the said Executors or their said Solicitor shall then have received notice; and will not be liable for the assets or any part thereof so distributed to any person of whose claim the said Executors or their said Solicitor shall not have had notice at the time of the distribution of said assets. Dated this 16th day of October, 1868. Daniel O’Rorke, solicitor for the said executors, 72, Lower Gardiner Street, Dublin; and 14 Donegall Street, Belfast.

Killultagh Harriers

The following is from the Belfast Morning News dated 2nd April 1869.

Hunting appointment. Killultagh Harriers – The Bohill, Saturday, April 3rd, 11.30am.

North East Agricultural Association

The following is from the Belfast Newsletter dated 25th June 1869.

North-East Agricultural Association. The following is the list of prizes.

Horses suitable for general purposes.

Section 2 – best gelding or filly, 4 years old – 1st prize, John McNicholl, Maghera, thorough-bred gelding King of trumps; 2nd, James McLarnon, Bohill, Crumlin, half-bred mare Honesty; 3rd, John Ireland, Erindale, half-bred filly Brown Bess.

William Scott – missing

The following extract is from the Belfast Newsletter dated 30th June 1869 and appears with permission of the Belfast Newsletter.

Strayed from his home, in Tullyrusk, Glenavy, William Scott, aged 14 years; brown hair and dark complexion; had on when he left home a Jenny Lind hat, sleeved vest and corduroy trousers.

Any information will be thankfully received by the Constabulary at Lisburn.

Mass Station on Bohill Mountain

The following extract is from "Diocese Of Down and Connor. Ancient and Modern" by Rev. J. O’Laverty P.P.M.R.I.A. Volume 2. 1880.

Parish of Derryaghy

There was another Mass-station on the Bohill Mountain; there were two mounds of earth intersecting each other, so as to form a cross, each arm of which was about fifty feet in length. Mass was celebrated in whichever angle of this cross that happened to be most sheltered from the storm. Father O’Donnell also said Mass on Christmas morning, in a schoolhouse, which was in the graveyard of Tullyrusk, and sometime in the house of John Close, a farmer in that neighbourhood.

"Ecclesia de Kenles"

The following extract is from "Diocese Of Down and Connor. Ancient and Modern" by Rev. J. O’Laverty P.P.M.R.I.A. Volume 2. 1880.

Parish of Derryaghy

"Ecclesia de Kenles" is valued in the Taxation of Pope Nicholas at the comparatively large sum of 4 ½ marks, yet the site cannot now be identified. The name Kenles assumes in modern terms the form of Kells. As it occurs in the taxtion between "Talarusk" and "Karryn" it is to be presumed that it I in the vicinity. Perhaps it may be discovered about Islandkelly or Drumankelly. Colgan, in a note to the Life of St. Olcan, among the various places supposed to be named from that saint, mentions – "Boith-Bolcain (the hut of Olcan), near Vonnere (Connor), in the barony of Cill-Ultach (Kilultagh)," which is the town land of Bovolcan, near Stoneyford. No ecclesiastical remains have, however, been discovered in that town land ; but Archdall, following Colgan, describes Boithbolcain as a "Church near Connor, founded by St. Bolcan, a disciple of St. Patrick."

The Area in 1888

The following is an extract from the 1888 publication titled "The book of Antrim" by George Henry Bassett.

It gives a brief description of the Dundrod area and some of the inhabitants. As in most directories some of the details can be somewhat dubious in relation to spelling and accuracy.

Dundrod is a rural post office in the parish of Tullyrusk, barony of Upper Massereene, 4 miles east by south of Crumlin, and 19 miles from Lurgan. The land of the district is good. Crops: oats, potatoes and a little flax

Miller, Corn: Rt. Willis
Post Master: Jno. Herdman
Presbyn. Ch.: Rev. Rt. McBride

Schl., Nl,: Thos. McLaughlin

Farmers & Residents

Armstrong,S., Jun., Knockcairn
Bell, Alex., Carnaghliss
Bell, Dd., Carnaghliss
Brown, Jno., Ballyhill Lr

Carlisle, Jas., Carnaghliss
Connolly, Rt., Knockcairn
George, Jas., Ballyhill Lr
Gilliland, Wm., Ballyhill upper
Graham, Jas., Budore
Graham, Jno., Ballyhill Lr
Hamill, Jno., Budore
Hanna, Wm., Carnaghliss
Higginson, Wm., Dundrod

Ferguson, Wm., Ballyhill Lr
Frazer, Dd., Budore
Graham, John, Budore
Ireland, Mrs. E., Dundrod
Ireland, Thos., Budore
Johnston, Alex., Dundrod
Kirker, J.O., Carnaghliss
McIlroy, Sl., Budore
McClure, James, Carnaghliss

McClure, Wm., Dundrod
McConnell, Dd., Dundrod
McCreight, Jas., Ballyhill Lower
McCreight, Tobias, Ballyhill Lr
McCreight, William, Ballyhill Lr
McCullagh, Dd., Dundrod
McCullough A., Carnaghliss
McCullough, Mrs. J., Knockcairn
McFarland, A., Carnaghliss

McFarland, Jno., Carnaghliss
McKnight, R., Tullyrusk
McKnight, W.J., Tullyrusk
McLornan, Ptk., Bohill
McNally, James, Budore
McWatters,J., Jun., Budore
Magee, Adair, Dundrod
Mair, C., Dundrod
Mairs, Jno., Dundrod

Mairs, Wm., Dundrod
Millikin, G., Ballykennedy
Mulholland, Sl., Tullyrusk
McNeice, Mrs. S., Ballykennedy
Officer, Alex., Ballykennedy
Officer, Wm., Knockcairn
Patterson, Mrs. J., Budore
Ramsey, Thos., sen. & jun., Budore

Sinclair, Andrew, Ballykennedy
Sinclair, Rt., Ballykennedy
Smyth, James, Budore
Stewart, J.M., Boltnaconnell
Thompson, A., Carnaghliss
Thompson, Jas., Carnaghliss
Thompson, Jno., Carnaghliss
Thompson, Jos., Carnaghliss
Thompson, Mrs. S., Carnaghliss

Walker, Dd., Budore
Waters, Alex., Tullyrusk
Waters, J.E., Budore
Waters, Thos., Dundrod
Waters, W.L., Dundrod
White, Thos., Ballykennedy
Willis, Rt., Dundrod

Board of Guardians election

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

Lisburn Board of Guardians, held on Tuesday last at 12 o’clock. The following was elected:

Tullyrusk – John Connor, Stoneyford

Road Contractor Seeks Access

Extract from The Lisburn Standard – Saturday, August 3rd 1889

Crumlin Petty Sessions
Case Under The Grand Jury Act – Held on Monday 29th July 1889 before R.E. Rutherford, R.M. and Captain McClintock, J.P.

This was an application made by Daniel Mulholland, road contractor, for an order from the magistrates to enable him to enter the lands of Mr. George Bamford, at Tullyrusk, for the purpose of obtaining material to complete a road contract with the Grand Jury of the County Of Antrim.

Mr. Wilkins appeared in support of the application, and Mr. Young to oppose.

It appeared from the evidence that the county surveyor had refused his certificate to Mr. Mulholland, owing to the latter having taken stones out of a prohibited quarry, and the present application was to enable the contractor to obtain them on Bamford’s land.

Mr. Young stated that the opposition by the county surveyor had now been removed, and examined Mr. Johnston, assistant-surveyor, who stated that the county surveyor had withdrawn the objection he previously had.

Mr. Wilkins stated that Mr. Carlisle, who owned the quarry, objected to and would not allow Mr. Mulholland on to his lands.

The Chairman said they could not grant the application of the road contractor; but that if Carlisle refused to allow Mulholland on his lands, he could make an application privately to Mr. McClintock after 4 days notice, and obtain an order of permission. The matter then dropped.

A further related case at the same court: Wm. J. Guggins v Daniel Mulholland.

On this case being called, Mr. Williamson, who appeared for the complainant, stated that this case had been previously before the Court, having been sometimes dismissed and sometimes adjourned, and arose out of a dispute between the county surveyor and the road contractor. Upon the present occasion he was not prepared to proceed, as he understood the case was settled.

Mr. Wilkins, who appeared for the defendant, stated that he could not allow the defendant to settle the case, and applied for a dismiss. The case was dismissed without prejudice.

Poem in memory of William Wheeler

The following was printed after the death of William Wheeler.

In memory of
William Wheeler
Tullyrusk, Glenavy
Who died 21st July 1889

There stands at the foot of a beautiful hill,
A home by the side of a glen;
But anguish and sorrow around it doth reign
For one who returns not again.
The gardens and fields that he laboured with care,
The trees and the flowers he reared,
They all seem to join in the mourning that’s there,
For a loss that can’t be repaired.

Once round this earth the sun did not roll,
Since the messenger came with the word,
Lo! Now I have broken thy "golden bowl"
And have loosed thy "silver cord."
Cease all thy labours, to thy friends bid farewell,
About this time to-morrow I’ll come,
With angels to bear thee, for ever to dwell
With the Lamb that sits in the throne.

He hastened his dear ones to part
And his Master’s call to obey;
Pain ripened his soul, but weakened his heart
As he longed for the sweet "Come away!"
He is gone now to dwell with the dear ones above
Which have passed o’er the river before,
Father and mother he meets with above
That unites them to sever no more.

His sorrowing friends on this bright Tuesday eve
Have borne his remains to their rest,
As they gathered around them on taking their leave,
Their anguish can not be expressed.
He was mild and affectionate to all whom he knew,
Not filled with ambition and pride,
Both his words and his actions were honest and true,
He was peaceful and self-denied.

He used not religion as a cloak to deceive,
Even should it answer him best;
He not in vain pleasures but God’s Word did believe,
And firm on that rock he did rest.
His faith was not tossed like the waves of the sea
Amongst the opinions of men,
But the work that Christ finished for him on the tree
Was his trust for the kingdom to gain.

On this bright Tuesday eve his sorrowing friends
Now in mourning retire to rest,
But he’s gone to dwell where joys never end,
And friendship is never depressed.
Lord, teach us with patience our race for to run,
And with Thee prepare us to dwell,
For until our time appointed doth come,
He hath only bid us farewell.

William Wheeler’s Estate — notice to creditors

The following is an extract from The Lisburn Standard Saturday 4th January 1890

Statutory Notice to creditors

In the goods of William Wheeler, late of Tullyrusk, in the County of Antrim, Farmer, deceased.

Notice is hereby given, pursuant to the Statute 23rd and 24th Victoria, chap. 35, that all persons claiming to be Creditors of, or otherwise to have any claim or demand against the Estate of Effects of the said William Wheeler, deceased who died on the 21st July 1889, are hereby required, on or before the 1st day of February, 1890, to furnish in writing, the particulars of such claims or demands to the undersigned solicitor for William Chapman, of Stoneyford and Phillip Chapman of Derriaghy both in the County of Antrim, two of the executors of the said deceased, and to whom probate of the will of said deceased has been granted forth of the district Registry of Belfast of the Probate and Matrimonial Division of the High Court of Justice in Ireland on the 6th day of September, 1889. And notice is hereby further given, that after the said 1st February 1890 the said executors will proceed to distribute the Assets of the said deceased amongst the parties entitled thereto, having regard only to the claims and demands of which notice and particulars shall have been given as above required.

Dated this 30th day of December, 1889
John R Moorehead, Solicitor, for said Executors, 30 Rosemary Street, Belfast, Ballynahinch and Dromore, County Down.

Estate of the late George Jordan

The following is an extract from The Lisburn Standard – Saturday, February 22nd 1890

Statutory notice to creditors

In the goods of George Jordan, late of Tullyrusk, in the County of Antrim, farmer, deceased.

Notice is hereby given, pursuant to the 22nd and 23rd Vic., cap 35, that all persons claiming to be Creditors, or to have any claims or demands against the Estate of the said George Jordan, deceased, who died on or about the 26th day of October, 1889, are hereby required, on or before the 21st day of March, 1890, to furnish (in writing) the particulars of such claims and demands to the under signed G B Wilkins, solicitor for John Jordan, of Tullyrusk, and Edward Evans, of Tornagrough, both in the County of Antrim, farmers, to whom Probate of the Will of said Deceased was granted forth of the District Registry at Belfast of the Probate and Matrimonial Division of the High Court of Justice in Ireland on the 2nd day of December, 1889; and that the said Executors will, after the said 21st day of March next, proceed to distribute the Assets of said Deceased, having regard only to the claims or demands of which due notice and particulars shall then have been given,

Dated this 5th day of February 1890
G B Wilkins, Solicitor for said Executors, Market Square, Lisburn; and 4 Upper Ormond Quay, Dublin.

Death Notice — Jane Johnston

The following is an extract from the Belfast Newsletter dated 14th July 1893 and appears with permission of the Belfast Newsletter.

Death

Johnston – July 13, at Tullyrusk, Dundrod, Jane infant daughter of Samuel Johnston.

Footbridge, Fourscore

Along "Cadger’s (or Codger’s) Lane" were the original stepping stones across the river. The 1904 Ordnance Survey map clearly marks the foot bridge. This is on the boundary of the town lands of Ballymoneymore, Tullyrusk and Knockcairn. Earlier maps show "Cadger’s Lane" crossing a mill-race prior to the approach to the Glenavy River crossing.

Extract from The Lisburn Standard — Saturday November, 17th 1900

Lisburn Rural District Council Quarterly meeting held at the Workhouse, Lisburn on Thursday.

One of the motions taken up included … "By Councillor Graham – to build footbridge over Fourscore river on Cadger’s Lane, townland of Tullyrusk."

Footbridge over Fourscore River

Footbridge over Fourscore River

Mr Craig – Tariff Reform and the Budget

The following extract is from the Belfast Newsletter dated 21st January 1910 and appears with permission of the Belfast Newsletter.

Meeting at Dundrod.

Another meeting, held in Dundrod Orange Hall, was presided over by Mr. William Higginson, J.P., and there was a large attendance, Mr. Craig, who was accompanied by Mrs. Craig, spoke at considerable length on Tariff Reform and the Budget, and showed that it was impossible for Mr. Clow with any sense of consistency to describe himself as a Unionist. A vote of confidence in the candidate was carried in a very enthusiastic manner. Subsequently Mr. Craig addressed a third meeting at Killead, where he also met with a very encouraging reception.

William Scott

The following is an extract from The Lisburn Herald, Saturday, March 16th, 1918

Notice to Creditors

In the goods of William Scott, late of Tullyrusk,
in the County of Antrim, Farmer, deceased.
All persons having claims or demands
against the Estate of the above Deceased
who died on the 17th day of January 1917, are
hereby required on or before the 22nd day
of March 1918, to furnish detailed particulars
thereof, in writing, to the undersigned Solicitor
for the Executors, to whom Probate was granted
on the 14th day of January, 1918.
Dated this 28th day of February, 1918.
William George Maginess, Solicitor,
28, Bow Street, Lisburn.

The following is an extract from The Lisburn Herald, Saturday, September 21st, 1918

Tullyrusk, Dundrod.
Executors’ Sale of Cattle, &c.

We are instructed by the Executors of Wm.
Scott, deceased, to sell by Auction,
on the premises, on Wednesday, 25th
September, 1918, at Three o’clock, as
follows:-
1 strong farm horse, 4 cows, one of
Them newly-calved, and 3 back -springers;
2 weaning calves, 3 store pigs, a
Quantity of fowl, farm cart and harness
Harrow, roller, barn fanners and sundries.
Terms – Credit till 1st December with Auction fees.

Woods & McClure, Auctioneers,
Belfast and Lisburn.

Catherine Ophelia Alderdice

The following extract is from The Lisburn Standard Friday October 3rd 1924

Dundrod Girl’s Sad Death
Through Friendliness of her favourite horse.

Miss Catherine Ophelia Alderdice, aged 20 years, only daughter of Mr James Alderdice, Tullyrusk, Dundrod, South Antrim, lost her life while looking after a horse, which was a favourite of hers, and always responded to her call.

The animal had strayed into a neighbour’s lane, and Miss Alderdice, while leaning at an iron gate, composed of piping, called the horse, which galloped up with great force towards her. The girl became entangled in the gate, which was broken into pieces. One of these, it is believed, struck her on the right temple, causing a long deep injury.

Dr. Hunter was called, but was unable to save the girl’s life.

At the inquest held by Dr. Mussen, J.P., coroner, Patrick Reid, farmer, Tullyrusk, deposed that he was working about 400 yards away in a field when he heard the girl shout, "Back, back," at the horse, and then heavy moans. He at once went to the place, and found deceased being removed to his house, by his wife and manservant. He then sent for the doctor.

Joseph Maguire, manservant, said he was walking across Mr. Reid’s yard, about forty yards away from where the accident happened, when he heard a crash. On going to see what was wrong he found the girl lying across the county road moaning loudly and blood flowing from a wound on the right side of the head. He called Mrs. Reid who assisted him in carrying deceased to the house.

To the Coroner – The gate was lying in three different directions, the heavy portion being across the road, about 4ft to 5ft from the deceased’s body.

Dr. Hunter stated that when he arrived the girl was breathing but unable to speak. There was a wound 6in by 4in on the right side of her head. In his opinion death was due to compound fracture of the skull, caused by the iron gate, which severed the main artery.

The jury returned a verdict in accordance with the medical testimony adding an expression of sympathy with the parents.

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.

Samuel Bamford

Date of Death 27 09 1885
Date of Grant 11 11 1885
Effects £246 8s
Registry: Belfast

Full Abstract:

The Will of Samuel Bamford late of Tullyrusk and Ballymacward County Antrim Farmer who died 27 September 1885 at Ballymacward was proved at Belfast by George Bamford of Ballymacward Lower in said County Farmer one of the Executors.

Andrew Annett

Date of Death 26 08 1887
Date of Grant 17 01 1890
Effects £35
Registry: Belfast

Full Abstract:

The Will of Andrew Annett late of Stoneyford County Antrim Labourer who died 26 August 1887 at same place was proved at Belfast by Philip Magee of Tullyrusk in said County Farmer one of the Executors.

William Wheeler

Date of Death 21 07 1889
Date of Grant 06 09 1889
Effects £721 8s
Registry: Belfast

Full Abstract:

The Will of William Wheeler late of Tullyrusk County Antrim Farmer who died 21 July 1889 at same place was proved at Belfast by William Chapman of Stoneyford and Philip Chapman of Derriaghy both in said County Farmers two of the Executors.

Elizabeth Loughran

Date of Death 22 11 1893
Date of Grant 18 12 1893
Effects £27 5s
Registry: Belfast

Full Abstract:

The Will of Elizabeth Loughran late of Tullyrusk County Antrim Widow who died 22 November 1893 at same place was proved at Belfast by the Reverend Charles Power of The Rock Stoneyford said County R.C.C. one of the Executors.

Robert Jordan

Date of Death 13 06 1895
Date of Grant 09 08 1895
Effects £150
Registry: Belfast

Full Abstract:

The Will of Robert Jordan late of Tullyrusk County Antrim Farmer who died 13 June 1895 at same place was proved at Belfast by the Reverend Charles Power of Rock Stoneyford said County R.C.C. one of the Executors.

When the Past met the Present

David Webber from Canada and Edward Bell from Dundrod

David Webber, from Canada and Edward Bell from Dundrod pictured recently at the Bell family burial ground, Killead Presbyterian Church. They are both descendants of Alexander Bell, whose death in 1837 is the first inscription on the Bell headstone.

Several months ago I had received an email from David Webber, a Canadian who was researching his ancestors. He believed that his grandmother, Maria Bell, had been born on a farm located at Tullyrusk, Glenavy. David was in possession of letters from the early 1930’s indicating that there were other family in the Killead area.

David’s great grandmother, Jane (nee Cormican) was the first wife of William Alexander Bell from Tullyrusk. He was in fact the grandson of the Alexander Bell of Tully. Fortunately details of this Bell family are captured in the rare surviving remnants of the 1851 census. This particular Bell family can all be traced back to the townlands of Tully and Ballynageeragh in the Killead area.

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