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Dunnamanagh Medical Committee, Strabane Poor Law Union, Co. Tyrone, Northern Ireland 1852

Extracted from the Minutes of the Board of Guardians, Strabane Workhouse (PRONI)
Transcribed, Compiled and Submitted by
Len Swindley, Melbourne, Australia


The Poor Law Union of Strabane covered much of North Co. Tyrone and across the Foyle River in East Donegal. Parishes falling within the Union in CO. TYRONE were: Donagheady (part), Leckpatrick, Camus (Strabane), Urney (part), and Ardstraw (part); in CO. DONEGAL: Urney (part), Clonleigh, Raphoe (part) and Taughboyne (part).

The Union Workhouse was located in Strabane on the Derry Road; a section of which survives as the offices of Derry & Strabane District Council. Workhouses were grim places in an era prior to social security and pensions, and only the destitute and desperate sought admission.

The following gentleman were appointed to the several medical committees of the Union, February 24 1852:


1. William OGILBY Esq., Liscleen Lodge, Dunamanagh

2. James HOLMES, Esq., Stranabrosny, Dunamanagh

3. Marquis of ABERCORN, Baronscourt, Newtownstewart

4. Mr Robert ALEXANDER, Sandville, Bready, Strabane

5. Mr Francis O’NEILL, Mount Pleasant, Strabane

6. Mr William McCREA, Glencush, Dunamanagh

7. Mr James SINCLAIR, Junior, Holly Hill, Strabane

8. Mr James CRAIG, Liscleen, Dunamanagh

9. Mr Robert McCREA, Grange, Bready, Strabane

10. Mr Isaac DANIELL, Cloghbuy, Strabane

11. Rev. Samuel WRAY, Moyagh, Bready, Strabane

12. Captain A. BAIRD, Tirkernaghan, Dunamanagh

13. The Honourable and Reverend C. DOUGLAS, Earls Gift, Dunamanagh

14. Mr John DUNN, Ballyskeagh, Strabane

15. David J. WALKER, Tirkernaghan