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Abercorn Estate: Address Presented to Mr. John Fyffe, (Land Steward of the Marquis of Abercorn) at Liggartown, Strabane, 1835

Extracted from the Strabane Morning Post, Tuesday, June 16 1835
Transcribed, Compiled and Submitted by
Len Swindley, Melbourne, Australia
len_swindley[at]hotmail.com

 

MR JOHN FYFFE

Our Readers will perceive, in another part of this day’s paper, an Address which was presented to Mr Fyffe at Liggartown, on Friday last, by a Deputation from Strabane and Newtownstewart, accompanied by a very elegant Silver Jug and Stand, as a testimony of the esteem in which he has been held, during a residence amongst us, of twenty-two years, as Land Steward of the Marquis of Abercorn. We have never experienced greater pleasure in recording the merits of an individual, as none, we believe, ever possessed more highly all the qualities expressed by the inscription, so tastefully engraven on the Jug, and of which the following is a copy:

 

PRESENTED TO MR. JOHN FYFFE, BY

An extensive circle of Friends and Acquaintances, in Newtownstewart, Strabane, and their Vicinities, as a trifling Testimony of Esteem, for the Integrity of Conduct, Amiability of Disposition, and Professional Intelligence by which he has ever been characterized since he came to this Country, and which a residence of upwards of Twenty-two Years has afforded ample means of Estimating

May 28 1835

 

To Mr. JOHN FYFFE

DEAR SIR,

We, the Undersigned, having heard, with unfeigned regret, of your departure from Baronscourt, cannot permit you to leave the situation, which you have so long filled there, with credit to yourself, and general advantage to the neighbour- hood, without expressing the respect in which we hold your character -- our estimation of your mild and unassuming manners - and of the strict integrity which has ever characterised your transactions among us.

We request your acceptance of the Piece of Plate, with which this is accompanied, as a trifling testimony of our respect and esteem; and beg Dear Sir, to assure you of our best wishes for your future happiness and welfare.

Surname Firstname
AIKEN James
AIKEN John
ALLEN Charles
ANDERSON John
ARBUCKLE Joseph
AUCHINLECK J. R.
BARTON Andrew
BARTON Robert
BLAIR Andrew
BOYD Mathew
BOYLE Patrick
BOYLE William
BRADLEY James
BREADEN Andrew
BREADEN James
BROWN David
BUCHANNON Joseph
CALDWELL Joseph
CARLAN Richard
CAVANAGH Michael
COLHOUN A. W. , J.P.
CONAN John, Clerk
COOK John
CRAIG Robert
CRAWFORD Arthur
CRAWFORD Jones, J.P.
CUNNINGHAM James
DOHERTY William
DONNELL Arthur
DONELLY Patrick
ENTRICAN John
FAULKNER Benjamin
GALBRAITH Robert
GAYLEY Joseph
GEALEY William
GILLASPIE Barnard
GIVEN William
GLACKEN Edward
GOAN Daniel
GORMLEY James
GORMLY Michael
GOUDY A. P., Pres. Min.
GRAHAM James
GRAHAM Richard
GRAHAM Thomas
GRAY John
GWYNNE William
HAIR John
HAMILTON A. W. C., D.L. & J.P.
HAMILTON Charles, Clerk
HAMILTON Hugh, Sen.
HAMILTON James
HAMILTON James
HAMILTON James, Sen.
HAMILTON Robert
HANNAH Robert
HAYES James
HENDERSON Joseph
HOLMES Robert
HUGHES William, Clerk
HUGHEY James
HYNDMAN Robert
IRWIN Robert
JACK James
JOHNSON Robert
JOHNSTON John
KELLY Thomas
KERR James
KERR James
KERR John
KERR Joseph
KILPATRICK David
KYLE James
LAMOUR Francis
LENEY Alexander
LENEY William
LOGUE Patrick
LOWRY John
MARTIN John
MATTHEWSON Lavens
MAXWELL A., Pres. Min.
MAXWELL Joseph
McASKIE Joseph
McASKIE Joseph
McBRINE Arthur
McCABE James, P.P.
McCARTER George
McCOY Robert
McCREERY John
McELWAIN John
McFARLAND A.
McFARLAND James
McFARLAND James, Sen.
McFARLAND William
McKAY Roderick
McKEE Joseph
McLAUGHLIN William
McNAMEE Patrick
McNICHOL James
McNICHOL James
MILLS Andrew
MITCHELL D.
MONTEITH William
MOODY Mathew
MOODY Samuel
MOORE David
MOORE Hugh
MOORE James
MOORE John, Presb. Min.
MOORE Joseph
MOORE Robert
MOORE Robert
MOORE Robert
MOORE Thomas
MOORE Thomas
MORTON Samuel
NEELANDS John
NELSON Hugh
NUGENT John
O’KANE Edward
O’KANE John
O’KANE John
O’KANE Michael
O’NEILL Francis
PATTERSON James
PATTERSON John
PATTON Hugh
PORTER James
PORTER Timothy
POWEL C.
PURSS James, Pres. Min.
RAMSAY William
RIPPY William
ROGERS John
ROOLSTON John
SCOTT David
SCOTT Walter
SCOTT William
SEMPLE William
SIMS Nicholas
SINCLAIR James, D.L. & J.P.
SMITH Thomas
SMYTH David
SMYTH John
STEVENSON Edward
STEVENSON Samuel
STEVENSON William
STEWART Charles
TAGGART William, J.P.
THOMPSON John
THORNTON William
WARNOCK Lighton
WAUCHOB Edward
WHITE Alexander
WHITE Andrew
WHITE Barton
WHITE David
WILSON Robert
WOODS Joseph