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Blessington Estate - A List of Tenants of the Townland of Ballykeel (Upper), Cappagh Parish, Co. Tyrone, 1874

Extracted from the Londonderry Journal, July 3, 1874
Transcribed, Compiled and Submitted by
Len Swindley, Melbourne, Australia
len_swindley[at]hotmail.com

TO BE SOLD BY PUBLIC AUCTION IN THE COURT HOUSE, OMAGH,

In one lot

On Tuesday the 7th of July, 1874

At the hour of 2 o’clock P.M.,

IN THE TOWNLAND OF BALLYKEEL (UPPER)

Containing 247 Acres, Statute Measure, or thereabouts, situated in the Barony of Upper Strabane and County of Tyrone, and yielding a Profit Rent of £59 16s 6d. The Lands are held in Fee-Simple, under a Conveyance from the Court of Chancery, dated 22nd day of November 1848, and were formerly part of the Blessinton [sic] Estate. They are in the occupation of the following tenants, or their representatives, whose leases were made for three lives or 31 years from 1st November 1827. Two of the lives in all the leases are the Duke of Cumberland (Ex-King of Hanover), now in his 56th year, and Charles John Power, long since deceased, and one other life, whose name and age are hereunder set forth:

No.

Tenants or Lessees Names

Number of Acres (Statute Measure)

Yearly Rent

Tenures and Observations

1.

Robert Patton, John Arbuckle, sen. & jun.

A. R. P.

31a 1r 28p

£8 14 10

James Arbuckle (Dead)

2.

John McKenny and Hugh McKenny

43a 1r 3p

£8 13 3

John McKenny then aged about one year (In America for over 20 years)

3.

George Adams

5a 2r 26p

£2 9 10

Anthony Adams McFarland of Carnaveigh (In America and not heard of for many years)

4.

George Robinson and William Robinson

25a 0r 22p

£6 19 10

Robert Robinson, then aged about 67 years

5.

Francis McMenamin, James McMenamin & Anne McMenamin

16a 3r 23p

£7 1 4

James McMenamin, then aged about seven years. (In America)

6.

James McLaughlin & George Alexander

47a 3r 17p

£8 10 8

Noble Alexander (Dead)

7.

George Ashenhurst & John Ashenhurst

25a 3r 0p

£5 6 5

John Ashenhurst, then aged three years

8.

Alexander Robinson & George Ashenhurst

37a 1r 0p

£9 6 5

Alexander Robinson, then aged about 4 years. In America 20 years)

9.

James Arbuckle

5a 2r 26p

£2 14 11

Robert Arbuckle, then aged ten years. (In America over 20 years)

 

Bog

8a 0r 15p

 

 


 

The Lands are of Prime Quality, and well supplied with Turbary, Water and Roads situated within one and a half miles of Newtownstewart and six miles of Omagh, on the Old Road.

For further particulars and Conditions of Sale, apply to the Owner.

JAMES BUCHANAN, Esq., Lisbuoy

Mr. JOHN HOUSTON, Auctioneer; or to

KING HOUSTON, Esq., Solicitor, Omagh