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Ecclesville Estate - Ploughing Match, Fintona, Co. Tyrone February 1870

Extracted from the Tyrone Constitution February 11 1870
Transcribed, Compiled and Submitted by
Len Swindley, Melbourne, Australia
len_swindley[at]hotmail.com

 

PLOUGHING MATCH. – A ploughing match was held at Ecclesville Demesne on Saturday the 5th inst., when 38 well equipped ploughs, owned by the tenants on the estate, appeared in the field. Being so numerous they were arranged in two divisions, and MR. ECCLES for the encouragement of the ploughmen gave 4 prizes in each division. The weather was all that could be desired, and a large quantity of ground was ploughed in a most efficient manner. The following award was made at the close of the match by the judges – Messrs JAMES JOHNSTON, JUN., and NEWBERRY WILSON

 

FIRST DIVISION

1st prize

ISAIAH McMAHON

Castletown

2nd prize

GEORGE WELDOW [WELDON]

Killaliss

3rd prize

NEVILLE TAYLOR

Legatigh [Legatiggle]

4th prize

WILLIAM ORR

Drummond


 

SECOND DIVISION

1st prize

WMMcCONNELL

Mullasilliga

2nd prize

SAMUEL HOUSTON

Feenan

3rd prize

WILLIAM JOHNSTON

Rathwarren

4th prize

TERENCE McCANN

Ecclesville