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Strabane - Pigot's Directory, 1824
Extracted from Pigot & Co.’s City of Dublin and Hibernian Provincial Directory

Transcribed, compiled and submitted by Len Swindley, Melbourne, Australia
len_swindley[at]hotmail.com



STRABANE

One hundred and eleven miles north-north-west of Dublin, seven north-north-west of Newtownstewart and eleven south of Londonderry, is a large populous town in the county of Tyrone, delightfully situated on the banks of the Mourne, and commanding a fine prospect of Lifford Bridge, erected across the River Foyle. It gives title of Viscount to a branch of the noble family of Hamilton, and was once a borough previous to the union. The linen trade of Strabane is of great importance, and it may be considered the third town in Ireland for the quality and quantity for that branch of manufacture: the provision trade in mess beef and pork which is chiefly shipped to England and Scotland, is also carried on very extensively. The butter trade is not so considerable as it would be, if parliament were to extend the act to Strabane; the butter that is now taken to this market must undergo an inspection at some town, to which the act does extend, before it can be exported; if this obstacle was removed, would probably be as large butter market as any in the kingdom. The canal, which is wide and deep, with a large basin, is about four miles in length, and communicate with the Foyle; opposite to Port Hall it is navigable for vessels of 200 tons burthen. Some time ago, a line of canal was marked out from Port Hall to Lough Erne, which in all probability will be executed, as government has liberally offered to advance ten thousand pounds towards its completion. Lough Erne is navigable is navigable for 40 miles, and the opening of so desirable a communication would be of the highest national importance, beside the gratification of hundreds of the poor being usefully employed. The places of worship in Strabane are a Protestant church, a Catholic chapel, two Methodist meeting houses, and a Presbyterian meeting house. Here are a good market-house, a fever hospital and dispensary, a savings bank and a female charity school, which gratuitously educates 70 children; Mrs. S. Hamilton is patroness. Another free school educates and clothes twelve poor boys and the same number of girls; this is supported by a donation of 32 shillings per annum, and by public contributions. The market days are Tuesdays and Saturdays. There are four fairs in the year, viz. February 1st, May 12th, August 1st, and November 12th. The population is about 6,000

GENTRY AND CLERGY

BALL James, Esq., Shannon [Clonleigh parish, Co. Donegal]

BROWNLOW Rev. Francis, Glebe-hill

BURGOYNE Sir John James, Bowling Green

COCHRAN Robert, Esq., Main Street

COLHOUN John, Esq., Newtown

CLARKE Rev. Dr. Andrew, Belmont

EDIE Edward, Esq., magistrate, Bridge End Street

FLEMING William, Sen., Esq., New Street

FLEMING William, Jun., Esq., Bowling Green

GALBRAITH Sir James, Urney Park

GAMBLE Rev. James

GAMBLE William, Esq., Main Street

GRAHAM Isaac, Esq., New Street

HAMILTON Rev. Stuart, rector, Milltown

HUMPHRY Captain J., H.P., Cavanaghacorr [Clonleigh parish, Co. Donegal]

JONES Rev. James, Urney

JOYCE Edward Esq., Beech-mount

ORR James Esq., Bowling Green

PORTER Lieutenant George, H.P., R.N., Main Street

PORTER Robert, Esq., Melmount

ROLLESTON Rev. Thomas, New Street

ROSS James, Esq., Bowling Green

SINCLAIR James, Esq., Holy Hill

SLOAN Lieutenant James, H.P., Townsend Street

WADE, Captain William, H.P., Newtown

MERCHANTS, TRADESMEN ETC

PHYSICIAN

MEASE Andrew, Newtown

SURGEONS

LENEY William (& apothecary) Main Street

ROGAN Hugh G. (to the dispensary) Main Street

SWAN James, Main Street

ATTORNEYS

AUCHINLECK Alex., Bowling Green & 39 Dominick Street, Dublin

COLHOUN Samuel, Newtown, & 27 Nelson Street, Dublin

ELLIOTT William, Bowling Green & 10 Lower Sackville Street, Dublin

FARQUHAR James, Patrick Street

GLASS William, Newtown

JOYCE Conyngham B., New Street

KEYS, Francis, New Street

YOUNG John, Patrick Street

ACADEMIES

CREIGHTON Robert (English) New Street

LEES, Misses (ladies’ day) Patrick Street

O’BRIEN Francis (mercantile and mathematical) Bowling Green

ARCHITECTS

ARNOLD George, Main Street

COLLINS John, Meetinghouse Street

NUGENT Patrick, Main Street

SCULLY James, Main Street

BAKERS

CRAWFORD John, Meetinghouse Street

GALLAGHER Charles, Bridge-End Street

LOGUE Patrick, Bridge-End Street

LOGUE Patrick, Back Street

McLAUGHLIN John, Markethouse Street

MACKEY James K., Back Street

PATTERSON John, Main Street

BOOT & SHOE MAKERS

DUNBAR Joseph, Main Street

GRAHAM Andrew, Castle Street

HAMILTON William, Main Street

KNOX Arthur, Castle Street

KNOX George, Patrick Street

STEWART William, Main Street

BRAZIERS & TINMEN

CRAIG John (& plumber) Castle Street

DUNLOP William, Main Street

McINTOSH James (& plumber) Main Street

BREWERS

SMYTH, HOLMES & SMYTH, Meetinghouse Street

CABINET MAKERS & UPHOLSTERERS

BOYLE Bolton, Butcher Street

GREEN Edward, Main Street

McDOUGAL John, Main Street

ROGAN Matthew, New Street

CART MAKERS

DONNELL Charles, Main Street

LAMOUR Francis, Castle Street

SCANLEN Robert, Bridge-End Street

CLOTHES DEALERS

QUIN Samuel, Back Street

WARD William, Back Street

WATSON John, Back Street

CONFECTIONERS

BELL Elizabeth, Main Street

BURRELL Jane, Main Street

DYERS & PRINTERS

BAIRD John, Bridge-End Street

BUCHANAN Alex, Main Street

LETTOR Patrick, Main Street

RAMSEY John, New Street

EARTHENWARE DEALERS

O’NEILL Henry, Back Street

ORR Isaac, Markethouse Street

GROCERS

BAIRD Daniel, Main Street

BARNHILL James, New Street

BOYD John, Back Street

BROWN Robert, Main Street

CAMPBELL Thomas, Bridge-End Street

CROCKETT George, Main Street

DONAGHY John, Castle Street

GILL Eliza, Bridge-End Street

HAMILTON Hugh, Main Street

HAMILTON James, Main Street

HUNTER Samuel, Main Street

LARMOUR Francis, Castle Street

McKEE Joseph, Main Street

MAHON Margaret, Main Street

MATHEWSON Samuel, (& leather cutter) Main Street

ORR Isaac, Markethouse Street

STEWART Samuel, Back Street

THOMPSON James, Main Street

WARNOCK Lighton, (& baker) Patrick Street

WILSON John, (& baker) Main Street

HABERDASHERS

BLAIR Isabella & Co, Main Street

MOTHERELL Jane, Main Street

THOMPSON Rebecca, Main Street

HATTERS

McCABE John, Back Street

McINTOSH Gabriel, Main Street

INNKEEPERS

EVANS David, Main Street

WAUCHOB Daniel, Abercorn Arms, Main Street

IRONMONGERS

JENKINS Andrew, Back Street

KERR James, Main Street

STEVENSON William, Main Street

LEATHERCUTTERS

HAMILTON William, Back Street

KELLY John, Back Street

McADAM Daniel, Main Street

PARK Matthew, Main Street

THOMPSON William, Main Street

WHITE Barton, Back Street

LINEN MERCHANTS

ADAMS James, Bowling Green

BROWNE Thomas, Main Street

GILMORE James, Main Street

LEPPER, John, Patrick Street

SHANNON --------, Main Street

WARK William, New Street

LINEN YARN MERCHANTS

BROWN Joseph, Bridge-End Street

HUGHES Samuel, Bridge-End Street

SMYTH Robert, Bridge-End Street

MERCHANTS

BAIRD Daniel, (provision) Main Street

CONWAY & McFARLAND, (provision) Butcher Street

GAULT Leslie, Main Street

GRAHAM Thomas & James, (provision) Butcher Street

HALL John, (butter) Main Street

KERR Patrick, (butter) Markethouse Street

MORTON Samuel, Main Street

ORR William & Co., (general) Main Street

SMYTH David, Main Street

MILLINERS

ALEXANDER Elizabeth, Main Street

HUNTER Elizabeth, Main Street

McINTIRE Margaret, Main Street

NEILSON Rosanna, Main Street

ROLSTON Mary & Sarah, Main Street

NURSERY & SEEDSMEN

BRODIE James, Lifford Road

HUGHES John, Lifford Road

PAINTERS & GLAZIERS

COOK Daniel, (herald) Main Street

COOKE James, (& paper hanger) Main Street

FLEMING John, Fishmarket Street

GRAHAM John, New Street

TOLTAN Robert, Bridge-End Street

PRINTERS AND STATIONERS

ALEXANDER Joseph, (printer only) Markethouse Street

CARROLL & Gray, (& publisher of the Strabane Morning Post) Main Street

PUBLICANS

BAIRD John, King’s Arms, Bridge-End Street

BOGAN Hugh, Bridge-End Street

BOYLE W., Black Bull, Bridge-End Street

CARLAND Bryan, Main Street

CONNOR Samuel, Back Street

DIVINE Felix, Church Street

DONAGHY William, Castle Street

DOUGHERTY William, Bridge-End Street

HUMPHRYS Charles, Back Street

HUNTER James, Main Street

KELLY Charles, Main Street

LOGUE James, Bridge-End Street

McANAW Edward, Back Street

McCORMICK Charles, Bridge-End Street

McCROSSON Thomas, Back Street

McDOUGAN Charles, New Street

McGUIRE Hugh, Markethouse Street

McINTIRE William, Back Street

McKINNEY Michael, Castle Street

MARTIN Samuel, Main Street

MAXWELL Charles, Bridge-End Street

MOORE Jacob, Castle Street

MONAGHAN Patrick, Castle Street

SIMS Nicholas, (& agent to the mail coach office) Castle Street

SPROUL William, Bridge-End Street

THOMPSON Joseph, Front Street

VANCE John, Castle Street

WARNOCK William, Church Street

WILSON James, Castle Street

SADDLERS AND HARNESS MAKERS

BORLAND Archibald, Castle Street

GWYNNE David, Main Street

McCREA Archibald, Castle Street

Mills Andrew, Main Street

TAILORS

ALEXANDER John, Bowling Green

FALKNER Joseph, Back Street

GRAHAM Peter, Townsend Street

GWYNNE Richard, Main Street

McGINLEY Daniel, Main Street

McNAMEE William, Butcher Street

TALLOW CHANDLERS & SOAP BOILERS

BAIRD Andrew, Front Street

BAIRD Daniel, Main Street

BAIRD John, Back Street

DENNING Hugh, Main Street

FORSTER Hamilton, (& grocer) Main Street

TANNERS

KNOX Thomas, Ballyskigh

McCARTER Thomas, Main Street

RUTHERFORD, William, Butcher Street

TOBACCO MANUFACTURERS

FORSTER Hamilton, Main Street

GAULT Leslie (& grocer), Main Street

SMITH David, Main Street

WATCH & CLOCKMAKERS

BELL Dawson, Main Street

COOK John, Castle Street

McCARDLE, James, Main Street

WHITESMITHS AND GUNSMITHS

BOYD Charles, Meetinghouse Street

FENTON John, Main Street

HOLIDAY Patrick, Bowling Green

McDERMOTT James, Butcher Street

WOOLLEN DRAPERS

DOHERTY William, Main Street

HENDERSON Joseph, (& linen) Main Street

RAMSAY William, Main Street

SCOTT John, Main Street

SMITH Thomas, Main Street

 

POST OFFICE

Patrick Street:

Postmaster: Mr. Oliver JENKINS


EXCISE OFFICE

Bowling Green:

HAMILTON James, Esq., Collector

McCULLAGH, Charles, Esq., Pro-Collector

MOORE, John, Esq., Surveyor


MISCELLANEOUS

LEMON John, parish clerk



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