The Lurgan, Portadown and Banbridge Advertiser and Agricultural Gazette
September 27, 1849
Lurgan, County Armagh

Prizes awarded by the Lurgan Union Farming Society at their Annual Cattle Show, held in Lurgan, on Monday last, the 17th September, republished by request, with the addition of the prizes awarded for Green Crops, &c.

  For the best stallion fit for farming purposes--1st prize, H. Gehan; 2nd. W. Murphy.
  For the best brood mare, with her foal at her feet. First class--1st prize, C. Steenson; 2nd, John Henning. Second class--1st prize, W. Murphy; 2nd, F. Watson, Third class--1st prize, John Gaskin; 2nd, J. Monro. Fourth class--1st prize, S. Agnew.
  For the best two-year old colt or filly--First class--1st prize, A. Sutton; 2nd, C. Steenson.  Second class--1st prize, H. Gehan; 2nd, John Cummings; 3rd, F. Watson.  Third class--1st prize, James Monro.  Fourth
class--1st prize, S. Agnew.
  For the best one-year old colt or filly--First class-- 1st prize, F. Fforde.  Second class--1st prize, John Nelson.  Third class-1st prize, W. Murphy.  Fourth class--1st prize, James Monro.
  For the best bull.  First class--1st prize, F. Fforde. Second class--1st prize, Josh. Fennell; 2nd, F. Fforde; 3rd, Thomas Stevenson.
  For the best two-year-old bull.  First class--1st prize, Joshua Fennell.  Second Class--1st prize, Edward Berwick; 2nd, Henry Gehan.  Third class--1st prize, Wm. Turkington.
  For the best one-year-old bull.  First class--1st prize, John Henning.  Second class--1st prize, F. Watson; 2nd, John Cumming.  Third class--1st prize, Joshua Gaskin; 2nd, J. Coulter; 3rd, Joshua Gaskin.  Fourth class--1st prize, A. Clarke.
  For the best milk-cow, figure and milk to be considered. First class--1st prize, F. Fforde; 2nd, S. Watts; 3rd, George Greer.  Second class--1st prize, Thomas Cuppage; 2nd, F. Fforde; 3rd, A. Sutton.  Third class--1st prize, W. Murray; 2nd, Josh. Coulter; 3rd W. Turkington.  Fourth class--1st prize, W. Turkington; 2nd, A. Clarke; 3rd, A. Clarke.
  For the best two year old heifer.  First class--1st, prize, C. Douglas; 2nd, C. Douglas; 3rd, G. Greer. Second Class, 1st prize, T. Watson; 2nd, A. Sutton; 3rd, John Girdwood.  Third Class--1st prize, Wm. Murray; 2nd, Joshua Gaskin.
  For the best one-year old heifer--First Class, 1st prize, G. Greer; 2nd, G. Greer.  Second Class--1st prize, John Henning; 2nd, F. Fforde; 3rd, John Johnston.  Third Class--1st prize, Robert Taylor; 2nd, Joshua Coulter.--
Fourth Class--1st prize, S. Agnew; 2nd, A. Clarke.
  For the best calf under six months--First Class--1st prize, F. Fforde; 2nd, R. H. Dolling.  Second Class--1st prize, E. Berwick; 2nd, H. Watson.  Third Class--1st prize Joshua Gaskin; 2nd, William Murray.  Fourth Class--1st prize, William Turkington; 2nd, do.
  For the best boar--First Prize, Richard Coulter; 2nd, E. Berwick.
  For the best brood sow--First Class--1st prize, Hugh Watson; 2nd, John Johnstone.  Second Class--1st prize, Thomas Stevenson; 2nd, Robert Taylor.  Third Class--1st prize, A. Clarke; 2nd, Josh. Coulter  Fourth Class--1st prize, A. Clarke; 2nd, do.
  For the best firkin of butter--First class--1st prize, R. Taylor; 2nd. F. Fforde; 3rd, G. Greer.  Second class--1st prize, C. Magee; 2nd, W. Turkington; 3rd, F. Fforde.
  For the best 5 acres Turnips--1st class--1st prize--C. Magee; 2nd prize, F. Fforde.  2nd class--1st prize, F. Watson.
  For the best acre Carrots--1st Class--1st prize--F. Fforde; 2nd, T. Cuppage.  2nd class--1st prize, F. Fforde.  Best half-acre, R. Coulter.
  For the best acre Mangol ? Wurtzel--1st class--1st prize--H. Watson; 2nd class--1st prize, J. Dickson; 2nd, S. Watts.
  For the best 2 acres of Turnips--1st class--H. Watson; 2nd class, 1st prize, J. Dickson; 2nd, S. Watts.
  For the greatest portion of land thorough drained in proportion to size of farm--1st class--1st prize, F. Fforde; 2nd class--1st prize, S. Agnew; 2nd, J. Dickson; 3rd, T. Cuppage.
  For the best tillage farm--1st class, F. Fforde; 2nd class, F. Watson; 3rd class, R. Coulter; 4th class, D. Jardin.

  The following Premiums were given by the Royal Agricul-tural Society for Ireland.
  Best Bull within the district, E Berwick.
  Best cultivated Root Crop, on land not manured for green crop preceding year, Hugh Watson.
  Greatest quantity of land, not less than 5 acres, thorough drained subsequent to 1st Novr. 1848, Francis Fforde.
  Best cultivated tillage farm, A. Lutton.  Greatest quantity of thorough-draining, not under 3 acres, since Novr. last, S. Agnew.
  Best cultivated tillage farm, (3rd class) D. Jardin.  Laborers digging one statue perch, at cattle show, in least time and best manner, first prize, James Lennon; second, Hugh M'Kenna; third, Thomas Scullion.  Neatest and best kept Cottage, &c., gentlemen's lodges excluded, W. Abrim.

  On Saturday, 22nd Inst. the Pupils in Mrs. Harpur’s School, presented the following Address, accompanied by a handsome Rosewood Work Box, to Miss Edmondson, as a slight testimony of their regard for her worth and labours amongst them, she being about to leave on the 1st 
of October next.
  ADDRESS.—“Presented to Miss Edmondson, by the undersigned, as a small token of their regard towards their much esteemed Governess.”
  The foregoing was unanimously signed by all the Pupils.
  Lurgan, Sept. 24th, 1849.


  WANTED, a respectable, Well-Educated Lad, as an Apprentice to the Pawnbroking Business.
  Immediate Application to be made to
  Lurgan, 26th Septr., 1849.


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