Strabane Morning Post
October 31, 1815
Strabane, County Tyrone
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Died,Suddenly, on the morning of the 29th inst. at the house of Robt. Cochran, Esq. Miss Maxwell, sincerely regretted by all who had the pleasure of her acquaintance.
At his house, in Merrion-square, Dublin, on the 23d inst. Robert, Earl of Wicklow, Viscount Wicklow, and Baron Clonmore. His Lordship having died without issue, his titles and estates devolve to his next brother, the Right Hon. William Forward, of Castle Forward, in the County Donegal, whose family re-assume the name of Howard. By his Lordship’s death a vacancy occurs in the Representative Peerage of Ireland.
We are requested by a number of Protestants, who attended at the interment of Mr. Edward O'Neil, late of Coolnacradaught, on the 21st ult. to express their sincere thanks to the Rev. Mr. O'Flagherty, of Termontamongan, for a very appropriate Sermon delivered on that melancholy occasion, at the Chapel of Carncorran, from Mat.xxiv.30. wherein he set forth the duty of christian charity and brotherly love, in the most impressive manner.
Commercial.--The importations of flaxseed into Belfast, in 1815, was 13,253 Hogsheads.
At present there only remains for 1816, 1074 hogsheads.
The gross quantity sown in Ireland, in 1815, was 52,254[?] hogsheads, occupying 91,444 acres of land.
Advices from Rotterdam to the 10th inst. state the crops of flaxseed to be large, and the quality excellent, and shipping prices from 45 a 48--exchange 36.
Advices from Spain agree in stating the crops of barilla to have failed generally.
On Friday and Saturday last 2400 eels were caught at Mill of Milldens, in the parish of Guthrie, N.B. [North Britain]. They filled two Riga linseed barrels and eight washing tubs. Some of them equalled, in thickness, a man's leg, and were upwards of five feet long.--They were taken in a machine commonly called by the millers an arb[?] on their flight from the Loch of Balguise, down the water of the Lunan, to the sea.--It is well known that in all rivers eels run down the stream during storms of wind or thunder, and may then be caught in this species of trap in great quantities.
The Person who addressed a Letter to Messrs. Carroll & Foster, Strabane, respecting a Gold Watch found, will be handsomely rewarded, on returning it to the Office of this Paper.
On Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday, the Tyrone Militia marched through this town, in three divisions, on their route for Birr.
Markets.--A letter from Dublin, of the 27th inst. states the price of Beef in that market, at from 18s. to 21s. per hundred weight, for Carcases from three and three quarters to four hundred weight.
Sligo, Oct. 21.--Though disorder and unnatural rebellion disgrace a considerable portion of Ireland, we have the pleasure in stating, that the county of Sligo forms at this moment one noble exception; and that in habits of peace, industry, and loyalty, it yields, we believe, to none in his Majesty's dominions. Happy should we feel, could the observation apply generally; but while outrages of the following description (the details of which we have from respectable authority) continue to degrade the character of the country, single examples of good feeling can at best produce but a partial gratification:
On Sunday night, the 8th inst. the dwelling house and a quantity of corn, the property of a farmer named Farrell, residing within about four miles of the Royal Canal, near Ballinamore, county of Longford, were set on fire by a banditti, styling themselves Carders. A poor man, named M'Geoy, who had been employed at the Canal, perceiving the fire issue from Farrell's house, and supposing it accidental, ran immediately towards the spot to apprize its inhabitants; but unfortunately falling in with the incendiaries, he was seized by them, and met with the most cruel treatment: they cut off one of his ears, and two of his fingers, and after beating him in the most barbarous manner, they left him for dead. In this situation, the unfortunate man was discovered by a Mr. Fearns, of that neighbourhood, almost lifeless from loss of blood--a deplorable victim of the cruely of these inhuman monsters.--Sligo Jour.
County of Donegal.To be Let, from the 1st day of November, or 1st day of May next, for Twenty-One Years, or such Term as may be agreed upon,
The following Valuable Farms, now out of Lease, the Property of Alexander Murray, of Broughton, Esq. lying in the immediate neighbourhood of the Towns of Donegal and Killybegs.--The Lands ae extensive, and well situated for improvement, being for the most part very near Limestone, and will be Let either in Townlands, or in their present Sub-Divisions, as may be most desirable.
Proposals, in writing, will be received from the present Tenants, and from all other Persons who are disposed to treat for the Land, by Mr. Babington, of Bonny Glen, near Donegal, until the 15th day of November next; on which Day, and for some Days following, attendance will be given at Donegal, and the Lands will be Let to the highest Bidder, reserving in all cases, to the present Tenants a preference in taking the Lands, provided their Arrears are cleared up.
The Bailiffs on the Ground will shew the Lands.
October 9, 1815.
Townlands in the Manor of Ballyboyle.
Ballyweel and Ballyweel Holmes,
Ballyweel Island, and
The Green Islands
Townlands in the Manor of Castlemurray.
Magunna and Kiltearney
Drumaughery (Part of it)
Far Rachans and Whistle-bair
Meenabrock (Part of it)
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