Ballykelly Townland, Ballinderry

Sale of Farms

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

Valuable Farms for sale at Ballinderry

I have received instructions from Mr James Culbert, the owner, to sell by public auction on Thursday 14th march, 1889, at the hour of one o’clock, in the Auction mart, Bow Street, Lisburn
3 farms of land adjoining each other situated in the townlands of Ballymaclose and Ballykelly.

No 1 farm contains 23a 0r 21p at the Yearly judicial rent of £20 7s 8d. It is all under grass, with the exception of 1 acre; is through drained, watered and fenced, having a small orchard and dwelling-house thereon.

No 2 contains 46a 1r 31p at the yearly judicial rent of £44 16s 5d. About 11 acres of this farm is prime meadow; remainder has been in grazing for a good many years. On this farm there is a 2 storey slated dwelling house and office houses, with kitchen gardens. It is all nearly all through drained and well fenced, having a continuous stream running through the entire farm.

No 3 contains 14a 0r 13 p at the yearly rent of £13 4s 0d. This farm is held under lease for lives, one of which is still living. It is drained, well watered and fenced, and has about 1½ acres of an orchard planted with choice fruit trees in full bearing. The remainder in grass, about 1½ acre of which could be mead owed. On the farm there is a good substantial 2 story dwelling house, barn, byre for 7 cows, stabling for 10 horses, potato house, cart sheds, &c., with large enclosed yard. The above farms are situate on the leading road from Lisburn to Lough Neagh, about 1½ mile from Ballinderry Railway Station, 8 miles from Lisburn or Lurgan, and 2 miles from Crumlin. These towns are known for their good Monthly fairs. Before being laid down in grass, these farms were cropped for many years, and noted for growing superior oats and potatoes. There is a pump and spring well on the premises, which in the driest season gives an unfailing supply of Water.

As the farms adjoin, they will be sold separately or in one lot, to suit purchasers, there being a good road running through them. A threshing machine may be had at a valuation.

Ballymaclose farm was considered one of the best on the estate in this part of the country. It is in a beautiful situation, and commands a good view of the surrounding country.

Terms 10 per cent deposit on purchase money at time of sale, with 2½ per cent auction commission.

For further particulars apply to Wellington Young, solicitor, 28 High Street, Belfast or Wm. John Bailey, Auctioneer, Lisburn

Crumlin Petty Sessions

The following is an extract from the Belfast Newsletter dated Tuesday 30th September 1902. It appears here with the permission of the Belfast Newsletter.

Petty Sessions.

Crumlin. – This monthly court was held yesterday, before Colonel McClintock, J.P., (in the chair); Dr. Mussen, J.P.; Messrs. John Laird, J.P., James Megarry, J.P., and F.L. Turtle, J.P. This was the annual licensing sessions, and, the police offering no objections, all the certificates submitted by the publicans of the district were signed. Henry O’Neill, fisherman, was summoned by Constable Duffy for having in his possession for sale at Ballykelly on 8th inst. Twelve pollen which were undersized. Defendant’s excuse was that the fish had lost a half-inch in size in one night. The magistrates convicted the defendant, fining him 12s – 1s for each fish seized. A young man named Daniel McDonald was charged with having on the 8th assaulted an old man called John Maguire, of Drumaliet, by striking him on the head with a graip. District-Inspector Taylor prosecuted, and Mr. W.G. Maginess defended. Evidence having been given at some length, their Worships adjourned the case for six months. Two men named Charles Mulholland and Henry Morrison were summoned for having assaulted a servant girl named Annie Molyneaux on the 29th ult. Mr. Maginess appeared for the complainant, and Mr. J.K. Currie, Ballymena, defended. The girl’s evidence was to the effect that as she was passing a number of carts on the road, four men caught hold of her, claiming her as their sweetheart. She could only identify the two defendants. The defence was a denial. Defendants were found guilty, and were ordered to pay a fine of £1 10s and 10s costs each. A man named McKean was fined 10s for trespassing in pursuit of game, on the lands of Mrs. Armstrong, on the 6th inst. Several school attendance orders having been granted in the Aghalee and Antrim rural districts, the Court adjourned.

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