THE LORD LIEUTENANT AND HIS DONEGAL AND TYRONE TENANTRY
On the 8th inst., deputations from the tenantry of the Donegal and Tyrone estates of his Excellency the Duke of Abercorn waited upon his Grace, at Baronscourt, to present addresses congratulating his Excellency on his elevation to a Dukedom, and on the merciful escape of the Duchess and other members of his Excellency’s family from the late calamitous accident at Abergele.
The deputations consisted of the following gentlemen for DONEGAL: -
|Mr. Henry Stewart HAMILTON||Trentaugh|
|Mr. Charles WILSON||St. Johnston|
|Mr. James ALEXANDER||Drummenin|
|Mr. Joseph ALEXANDER||Drummenin|
|Mr. Alexander PORTER, Secretary||Legnathraw|
|Mr. Joseph CHAMBERS||Brockagh|
And the following for TYRONE: -
|Rev. F. J. PORTER||Donagheady|
|Rev. John McCONAGHY||Urney|
|Rev. William RUSSELL||Strabane|
|Rev. Leslie A. LYLE||Ardstraw|
|Mr. Robert ALEXANDER||Gortmesson|
|Mr. David KILPATRICK||Drumlegagh|
|Mr. Charles LOVE||Crewe|
|Mr. John STEWART||Liskey|
|Mr. Samuel DUNN||Ardstraw|
|Mr. James ALEXANDER||Sandville|
|Mr. Samuel DONNELL||Strabane|
|Mr. Robert GLENN||Tullyard|
They were received by his Excellency in the great dining-room at half-past one o’clock. The address of the Donegal tenantry was read by Mr. A. Porter, Secretary of the committee in the absence of Mr. John McCrea, who was unable, through illness, to be present.
His Excellency was accompanied by her Grace, the Duchess of Abercorn, the Marquis of Hamilton, M.P., Lord Claud John Hamilton, M.P., the Lady Georgiana Hamilton, the Lady Maud Hamilton, Thomas Conolly, Esq., M.P., and Mrs. Conolly, William Ogilby, Esq., Altnachree Castle, and Mrs. Ogilby, Thomas Batt, Esq., Rathmullan, and Mrs. Batt, Captain Peel, Captain Barnard, H.M.S. Trafalgar; the Rev. E. Bowen, Captain Oswald, A.D.C.-in-Waiting, Major Hayes, T.W.D. Humphreys, Esq., Mrs. Humphreys, &c.
After the addresses had been presented and replies given, the deputations were entertained at a sumptuous luncheon.
The addresses, which were executed by Mr. Joseph Stafford, of this city [Londonderry], are splendid specimens of illuminated calligraphy; and the list of signatures comprised, it is stated, the name of every tenant on the estates.