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DUNGANNON is a borough, post and market town, situated on the south and western declivity of a high hill, on the summit of which stood an old Castle, said to have been built by the O'Neils, who were then the chiefs of Ulster. It is in the County of Tyrone, distant of 73 miles north by west of Dublin, 10 from Armagh, 21 from Omagh and 32 from Belfast. Dungannon appears to have been a very ancient place. In the reign of James 1. letters patent were issued to the Chichester family ,granting to them and their heirs forever the manor of Dungannon, with many privileges rarely conceded in those days. Immediately after this it appears to have increased in trade and population. In consequence of the loyalty of the inhabitants , letters patent appointed Dungannon a borough to be governed by a portreeve or provost, and twelve (12) burgesses,and directed them to elect two honest,sober and discreet men as their representatives in Parliament.

Dungannon still returns our member to the Imperial Parliament,in the person of the honourable Thos.Knox, oldest son of Lord Northland. On the site of the old castle T.K.Hannington, Esq erected a handsome building in the modern style of architecture, about the year 1790, which being on the highest part of the hill, affords a pleasing prospect of the surrounding country. About the same time the present Lord Northland made great improvements, by forming a number of new streets on the western side of the town commonly called the New Town.
The Parish church stands nearly in the centre of the place and is a handsome modern building. The tower and spire were finished a few years ago at the expense of the late Lord Northland, who made the inhabitants a present of an excellent town clock; it has also been lately furnished with a fine toned organ by general subscription. Here are also meeting houses for Presbyterian and Seceders, a Roman Catholic chapel and two Methodist preaching houses.In Northland Row there is an Academy or Charter School for the education of a number of boys, the Reverend Dr.Dowdall is the present Principal. In 1813 a school was built in William St. for the education of poor children, on the foundation of Erasmus Smyth it is a neat stone building and cost upwards of £900
Another school for girls is supported by Lady Northland, and there is a Sunday school for children of all denominations. In 1814 a yarn hall was erected at the corner of William St. and George's St. At the head of George's St. stands a baronial gaol and courthouse; it is in decay but a site of ground has been laid out for a new one. In 1819 a savings bank was instituted under the patronage and at the expense of Lord Northland, who also erected a fountain in William St. which affords the inhabitants an abundant supply of good water. In 1816 a dispensary was established under the supervision of surgeon Sinclair.
Adjoining the town is an extensive brewery and distillery, which employs a considerable number of the inhabitants. A weekly newspaper published in Castle St. on Thursday, was established in the year 1807 by the late Mr.Canning; it is at present printed and published by Mr. William Douglas with considerable taste and talent, and seems to be well supported by the inhabitants of the town and neighbourhood. The principal market day in Thursday, when almost every article in common use is bought and sold, but brown linens seven- eighths wide, are the principal article.
By the report of the linen board in 1816, Dungannon appears to be one of the most considerable linen markets in Ireland, as it has been ascertained,that upwards of 2000l. are laid out weekly in this article. The market for grain particularly oats is laid out on Monday. There is a fair on the first Thursday in every month for the sale of cattle, custom free. The population according tot he census of 1821, was 3348.

POST OFFICE, Market Street
Post Master Mr.John Hughes
The Dublin mail is dispatched at four in the afternoon, and arrives at ten in the morning. The Belfast mail arrives at quarter past seven in the morning and leaves at half past seven. The Coleraine mail leaves at twenty minutes past ten in the morning, and arrives at ten minutes past three in the afternoon Letters for England go by the Dublin mail and letters for Scotland by Belfast and Donaghadee.

Barclay Robert Esq.Market St.
Bennett Rev. David O. Scotch St.
Blacker Rev.Jas. Bearnagh
Boardman Thos. esq. Laurel Hill
Brown Jas. esq. Beech Valley
Brown Robt. Esq. Northland Row
Burgess John Parkinore
Carpendale Rev.Thos. Killyman
Crump Joshua esq. magistrate, Northland Row
Dickson John esq. Union Place
Dowdall Rev.Dr. Launcelot, College
Evans Edward esq.magistrate, Northland row
Evans Rev. Robt. Perry St.
Galbraith Misses, Market St.
Graham Rev.Jas. Thornhill
Graves Misses, Northland Row
Green Rev.Henry, George's St.
Horner Rev. Richard N. rector, Glebe Hill
Humphreys Despert, esq. Coal Island
Jackson Capt.Lloyd, Cohaunen
Johnston Thos. esq. Coal Island
Kingsmore Rev.Robert, Tullynisken Glebe
Knox Hon. Thomas MP Dungannon, Northland House
Knox Hon. Vesey, Bearnagh
Lowry Pomeroy
Lowry Wm. Esq. Mulinagore
Loyd Richd. Esq. Tannamore
McCorr Rev.Francis, George's St.
McGuckian Rev. Nich. George's St.
Moore James J. esq.Tullycullen
Muldoon Rev.Bernard, Market St.
Murray John esq. Coal Island
Murray Wm. esq. Provost & Sencechal, Killymeal
Northland Rt.Hon. Lord Viscount, Northland House
Ramsay Nathaniel, esq. Market St.
Richardson Captain John, magistrate, Coal Island
Rodgers Moses esq. Scotch St.
Staples Rev.Alex. Mullaghmoor
Stewart Geo. esq. Northland Row
Stuart Sir Andrew, Lisdnoe
Verner Jas. esq. Churchill
Verner Colonel Wm. Churchill
Willcocks Joshua esq. Beech Valley
Wilson John esq. Perry St.

Merchants & Tradesmen

Dickson John, MD LMS, Northland Row

Dawson Wm. Market St.
Dowse Richd. Church St.
Hamilton Thos. Market St.
Lowry Theophilus, Irish St.
McClean Wm. Irish St.
Oakman Thos. Castle St.
Sinclair John, Perry St.

Davidson Samuel, Union Place
Holmes Wm. Union Place
Andrew Newton, Northland Row
Peebles Wm. Scotch St.

Surveyor of Excise
Peter Dobson esq. Milltown

Linen Officers Benjamin Paterson, Inspector, Cookstown
John Hughes and Jonathon Turner Seal Officers Dungannon

Stamp Office-Market Street
James Tallon, distributor for the district Dungannon.

D'Acosta Francois, Professsor of Languages,Northland Row
Dowdall Rev.Dr.Launcelot,Principal of the Charter School Northland Row
Hartneys & McClelland (classical & English)
Welsh David, Musical and Church organist, Union Place

Brennan Jane & Ann ( to Kinnehan & Sons. Tea warehouse, Dublin) Scotch St.
Peebles,Kinley & Dale, (to the East India tea Co. London) Market St.
Peebles & Kinley (to the National Assurance Co. of Ireland) Market St.

Brown John, Irish St.
Dawson Thomas, Scotch St.
Hughes Patrick, Market St.
King Samuel, Market St.
McAnally Francis, Irish St.
Moore Robert, Church St.
Preston Patrick, Irish St.

Richardson Lewis, Perry St.
Tipping Henry, Perry St.

Coote Robt. & stationers Market St.
Ogle James, Market St

Boot & Shoemakers
Clarke George, Perry St.
Douglas Alex. Perry St.
Douglas John, Perry St.
McCathley Benj. Perry St.
Turkington John, Church St.
White George, Milltown

King Jas. & Co. Milltown

Lillburn Thos. sen. & jun. Scotch St.
Robinson Joseph, Milltown

Cabinet Makers
Frizell Alex. Scotch St.
Haliday Reuben,William St.
McCormick & Thompson, Church St.
Smyth Thos. Scotch St.

Commissioners for taking Affidavits
Fullan Arthur, Market St.
Shute John, Northland Row

Moran Elizabeth, Perry St.
Roberts Elizabeth Perry St.

Falls John, Milltown

Agnew Joseph, Church St.
Brannigan Terence, Irish St.
Brannen Ann & Jane (& earthenware dealers) Scotch St.
Brown Samuel (& spirit dealer) Irish St.
Clarke Eliza, Scotch St.
Dilworth Francis, Church St.
Frizell Alex. Scotch St.
Glass Robt. Scotch St.
Hansley Patrick, Perry St.
Irwin Joseph, Irish St.
McClelland John, Irish St.
Morrows Jas. (& spirit dealers) Market St.
Mulian John, Scotch St.
Ogle Jas. (& hardware dealer) Market St.
Rodgers Wm. Church St.
Simmons Chas. & Richd. Scotch St.
Smith Robt. (& hardware dealer & seed merchant) Market St.
Trotter Wesley, (& spirit dealer) Scotch St.

Hanna Ann & Jane, Market St.
Mallon Arthur, Church St.
Small Catherine, Church St.
Smith Eliz. (& glass & earthenware dealer) Church St.

Tallon Jas. Northland Arms, Market St.
Wallace Sarah, King's Arms, Market St.

Iron Founder
Gerighty Thos. Perry St.

Leather Cutters
Addy John, Irish St.
Burrows John, Market St.
Gordon James, Irish St.
Hughes Edwd. Irish St.

Linen Merchants & Bleachers
Brown & Boyd, Castle Caulfield
Ferguson Jas. Millbrook
Ferguson Pat. Lisdernot
Garrett Wm. Farlough
Greer Thos. Rhonghill
Greer Wm. Mihon
Pike Jonathon, Beech Grove
Pike Wm. Derry Vale
Tenner Robert, (Merchant only) Perry St.

Linen Drapers
Greeves Thos. Perry St.
McDonnell Joseph, Church St.

Painters & Glaziers
Bell Wm. Scotch St.
Doak Wm. Perry St.
Doran John, Church St.
Galpin Geo. Scotch St.
Loftus Chas. Irish St.

Douglas Wm. (printer & publisher of the Ulster Chronicle,every Thursday) Market St.

Anderson Alex. Scotch St.
Beaver John, Irish St.
Bunting John, Shamble St.
Burns John, Market St.
Cardwell Wm. Church St.
Clarke Jas. Irish St.
Devlin Patrick, Church St.
Donaghey Hugh, Church St.
Feeney Pat. Market St.
Fernon Jas. Scotch St.
Fox Bernard, Irish St.
Fox Patrick, Irish St.
Haliday Reuben, William St.
Hancock Mary, Scotch St.
Hughes Edwd. Irish St.
Johnston Chas. Market St.
Kelly Matthew, Irish St.
Kelly Michael, Irish St.
Larkin Thos. Church St.
McAvoy Wm. Perry St.
McCann Thos. Church St.
McElvogue Hugh, Irish St.
McMinn Alex. Irish St.
Mallon Arthur, Church St.
Moon Robt. Church St.
Mullan Jas. Scotch St.
Mullan Thos. Scotch St.
Prunton Thos. Irish St.
Quin Chas. Church St.
Simonton Henry Church St.
Swan Andrew, Irish St.
Tennant Mary, Market St.

Saddlers & Harnesss Makers
Dickson David, Scotch St.
Irwin Joseph, Irish St.
McCann Geo. Perry St.
Moorhead Wm. Market St.

Tallow Chandlers & Soap Boilers
King Samuel, Market St.
McClelland Letford, Market St

McShean Owen, Scotch St.
Pearce John, Perry St.
Rodgers Hugh, Market St.

Watch & Clock Makers
Frizell Lewis, Irish St.
Gray Joseph, Church St.
Mullan Thos. Scotch St.

Wine & Spirit Merchants
Branigan Terence, Irish St.
Peebles,Kinley & Dale, (& tobacco manufacturers) Market St.

Woollen Drapers & Haberdashers
Adams Wm. Church St.
Coote Robt. Market St.
Dickson David, Market St.
Dowse Wm. H. Church St.
Heather Jas. Market St.
Heather Wm. Church St.
McIlroy John, Church St.
Peebles & Kinley (wholesale & retail) Market St.
Vance Jane & Son, Market St.

Burrows John, tanner, Market St.
Frizell Richd. blue dyer, Scotch St.
Gray Jas. brazier & tinplate worker, Perry St.
Hurst Henry, carpenter, Scotch St.
McCartney Wm. carpenter, Perry St.
McCrum Robt. Pawnbroker, Scotch St.

From the Post Office. The Royal Mail to Dublin every afternoon at 4 & returns every morning at ten (last few words obliterated) Cars may be hired for the conveyance of goods to any part of Ireland.

Transcribed by Eleanor