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Blair Family Notes Counties Tyrone & Donegal 1829-69

Personal announcements and notices extracted from the STRABANE MORNING POST & LONDONDERRY SENTINEL
Transcribed, compiled and submitted by Len Swindley, Melbourne, Australia


March 17 1829


On the morning of Saturday last, the Shop of MR. ARTHUR BLAIR, of this town, was broken into, by some persons, who carried off Bank Notes to a considerable amount, also some tea, soap, &c. Although a diligent search was made immediately after the robbery, no trace of the depredators could be found.

A large reward has been offered for the apprehension of the robbers, which we hope, will be the means of bringing them to justice

September 21 1824


ALL persons who stood indebted to the late MR. McCLURE, of Findrum [Co. Donegal], are requested to meet Captain MANSFIELD and Messrs. JAMES BLAIR and DAVID WILSON, his Executors, at the Inn in Raphoe [Co. Donegal], on SATURDAY the 25th instant, in order to settle and make Arrangements for the immediate Payment of all Sums that may appear due; and such persons as do not then come forward and settle, their Securities will be forthwith handed over to Mr. Wm. WILSON, the Attorney for said Executors, to enforce Payment. ---- Dated 18th September, 1824

March 10 1825



RESPECTFULLY acquaints the Ladies and Gentlemen of Strabane and its Vicinity that he has commenced business in the shop formerly occupied by the late WM. HAMILTON. From having been foreman in one of the best shops in Londonderry for six years, the quality of his materials, neatness of Workmanship, moderate Prices, and strict attention, he hopes to obtain a share of public Patronage

Strabane, 9th May, 1825

June 6 1825 On Saturday last, MR. THOMAS BLAIR, of Carnone [Co. Donegal]
November 28 1826 At Cooley, on Thursday, MR ADAM BLAIR, formerly of Ardnaglass [Co. Donegal], in the parish of Lifford, aged 86 years
January 15 1831 Died on Thursday week 6th January, MR. JAMES BLAIR, of Liskinbuoy, aged 68 years
January 25 1831 On Friday last, MR. JAMES BLAIR, of Carnone [Co. Donegal]
February 19 1833


I HEREBY caution the Public against giving credit to my Wife, JANE GREG, otherwise BLAIR, as I will not pay any debts she has or may contract since she left my house.

Dated at Culbuoy, near Letterkenny [Co. Donegal], this 18th February, 1833


December 31 1833 On Thursday last, MISS BLAIR, daughter of MR BLAIR, Bridgend
March 13 1834 Married at Strabane, on Thursday last, by the Rev. A. P. Goudy, Presbyterian Minister, MR. LEWIS LIPSETT, of Nursery Cottage, near Ballyshannon [Co. Donegal], to MARGARET, eldest daughter of MR. ANDREW BLAIR, of this town
April 12 1836 On Monday last, at Argry, in the parish of Clonleigh [Co. Donegal], MR. ROBERT BLAIR, aged 57. He was a man of strictest integrity, and very much respected by all who had the pleasure of knowing him. He has left a wife and family to deplore his loss



January 4 1834 Died on Thursday the 26th ult., MISS ELIZABETH BLAIR, aged 14 years, daughter of MR. SAMUEL BLAIR, of Bridge End, Strabane
June 17 1837 Married on the 6th inst. by the Rev. David Bennell, Presbyterian Minister, ALAN BLAIR, ESQ., of Ivy Lodge, near Dungannon, to ELLEN, eldest daughter of the late ROBERT BROWN, ESQ., of Northland Row, Dungannon
June 23 1838 Married on Thursday, the 31st ult., by the Rev. John Moore, Glenelly, MR. J. SMITH, to MISS LETITIA BLAIR, of same place
June 1 1839 Married on Wednesday 22nd ult., by the Rev. Mr. McCrea, of Ballindreat [Co. Donegal], MR. HAMILTON BLAIR, of Ardnaglass, to JANE, youngest daughter of MR. JAMES LOWREY, of Binion
February 8 1840 Married at Strabane, on Thursday last, by the Rev. A.P. Goudy, MR. SAMUEL BLAIR, JUN., boot and shoemaker, to SUSAN, eldest daughter of the late JOHN CRAWFORD, ESQ
January 9 1841 Died on Friday last, after a lingering illness, MRS. BLAIR, wife of MR. JOHN BLAIR of Strabane, merchant
May 8 1841 Died on the 19th ult., in his 67th year, at his residence in Orrstown, near Castlefin [Co. Donegal], MR. WILLIAM BLAIR, after a few days' illness
March 19 1842 Died at Strabane, on Sunday last, MR. ANDREW BLAIR, son of MR. SAMUEL BLAIR, Bridgend
April 9 1842 Married at Strabane, on the 1st inst., by the Rev. A. P. Goudy, MR. JOHN BLAIR, merchant, to MISS MARY MARTIN, eldest daughter of MR. SAMUEL MARTIN, Strabane
September 24 1842 Died a few days since, after a severe and lingering illness, which he bore with the fortitude and resignation of a sincere Christian, at Donaghmore [Co. Donegal], the REV. JOHN BLAIR, A.M. Licentiate of the Raphoe Presbytery
April 22 1843 Died at Strabane, on Friday week, MR. FRANCIS BLAIR
July 27 1844 Married on Wednesday week, in Urney Church, by the Rev. John Conroy, MR. ROBERT SMYTH, to MABEL, only daughter of MR. SAMUEL BLAIR, Bridgend, Strabane
November 2 1844 Died on Saturday last at Mile End, Strabane, MR. CUNNINGHAM BLAIR, blacksmith
June 14 1845 Died at Castletown, near Strabane, on the 9th inst., MR. CHARLES BLAIR, in the 20th year of his age
September 13 1845 Died at Ballyholey, near Raphoe [Co. Donegal], on Thursday, the 4th inst., after a tedious and painful illness, MISS ISABELLA BLAIR, in the 32nd year of her age, eldest daughter of MR. THOMAS BLAIR
September 27 1845 Married in Strabane Church, on Monday week, by the Rev. Edward Atkinson, MR. THOMAS JAMIESON, of Strabane, to ANN, daughter of MR. JOHN BLAIR, of Castletown
December 6 1845 Married at Drumquin, on Wednesday last, by the Rev. John Davison, DANIEL BLAIR, ESQ., Omagh, to MARGARET, only daughter of the late JOHN COULTER, ESQ., Drumconvis, Dromore
March 27 1847 Died at Killybegs [Co. Donegal], on Friday, the 19th inst., MARGARET, relict of the late MR. CHARLES BLAIR, aged 77 years, universally regretted
December 18 1847 Died on Thursday, the 9th inst., at Ballyholly, near Raphoe [Co. Donegal], aged 32 years, MARTHA, youngest daughter of MR. THOMAS BLAIR
December 23 1848 Died on Saturday, 16th inst., at his residence in Killybegs [Co. Donegal], after a few days illness, WILLIAM BLAIR, ESQ., aged 49 years
December 23 1848 Died at Yorkville, South Carolina, 3rd October last, CAPTAIN JOHN BLAIR, aged 78 years. Born in county Tyrone, he spent the early part of his life in Strabane and Donagheady, and later emigrated to America in 1796
March 1 1850 Married on the 28th February, in the Second Presbyterian Church, Strabane, by the Rev. W.A. Russell, MR. JOHN KIRK, of Mountcharles [Co. Donegal], to MARY ANNE, youngest daughter of MR. ANDREW BLAIR, of Strabane
December 13 1850 Died at Strabane, on the 26th November, MISS ISABELLA BLAIR, in the 87th year of her age
May 21 1852 Died at Bridge Street, Strabane, on the 13th inst., after a lingering illness, ANNE, third daughter of the late MR. SAMUEL BLAIR, formerly of said place
December 24 1852 Died on the 14th inst., at Springhill, Strabane, REBECCA, the beloved wife of MR. WILLIAM BLAIR
December 24 1852 Birth: On the 14th inst., at Anketel Lodge, Stewartstown, the wife of McCREA BLAIR, ESQ., of a son
September 23 1853 Married on Tuesday week, by the Rev. Dr. Gowdy, MR. WILLIAM BLAIR, of Springhill, Strabane, to MISS WILSON, of Edymore
February 8 1856 Died at Philadelphia, on the 6th ult., SUSAN, the beloved wife of MR. SAMUEL BLAIR, late of Strabane, county Tyrone
July 18 1856 Married in Strabane Church, on Wednesday last, by the Rev. James Smith, MR. ANDREW DEVENNY, merchant, to MISS BLAIR, both of Strabane
July17 1857 Married on the 9th inst., by the Rev. William Lodge, M.A., at Killybegs, south Donegal, MR. JAMES WRIGHT, merchant, Glasgow, to ELIZA, second daughter of the late WILLIAM BLAIR, ESQ
August 26 1859 Died at Strabane, on Wednesday se'nnight, MR. JOSEPH BLAIR
December 23 1859 Died December 18, in Liverpool, MR. ROBERT BLAIR, son of the late MR. JOHN BLAIR, of Strabane. His remains will be removed from his mother's residence, Strabane, for internment in the burying yard of Urney, on Friday (this) morning, at ten o'clock
June 22 1860 Died June 12, at the Bridge End, Strabane, MARTHA, daughter of the late MR. SAMUEL BLAIR
June 28 1861 Birth: June 22, at Omagh, the wife of MR. McCREA BLAIR, auctioneer, of a daughter
February 21 1862 Died February 18, at Ballyholy, near Raphoe [Co. Donegal], MRS. MARY BLAIR
January 9 1863 Married on the 8th January, in the First Presbyterian Church, Strabane, by the Rev. James Gibson, MR. ROBERT BLAIR ELDER, of Roughan [Co. Donegal], to ELIZA JANE, eldest daughter of the late JOHN BLAIR, ESQ., Strabane
February 6 1863 Died February 5, at Murlog, Parish of Clonleigh [Co. Donegal], MR. ALEXANDER BLAIR, aged 70 years
February 16 1864 Birth: on the 5th February, at Castle Street, Omagh, the wife of MR. McCREA BLAIR, of a son
March 7 1865 Died on the 2nd March, at Main Street, Strabane, in the 83rd year of her age, ELIZABETH, wife of MR. ANDREW BLAIR, Poor Law Guardian
April 25 1865 Married April 18, at the Wesleyan Church, Dunkanealy [Co. Donegal], by the Rev. John Scott McDeade, Wesleyan Minister, MR. JOHN BLAIR, of Malinmore, to ISABELLA, eldest daughter of MR. EPHRAIM MORROW, Dunkanealy
May 2 1865 Birth: April 25, at Cooradooay, Stranorlar [Co. Donegal], the wife of MR. RICHARD BLAIR, of a daughter
January 16 1866 Died January 10, at Kilcashel, Ardara [Co. Donegal], MISS SUSAN BLAIR
June 5 1866 Married June 1, in the First Presbyterian Church, Strabane, by the Rev. James Gibson, M.A., JOHN BANNERMAN, ESQ., Officer of Inland Revenue, Fort William, Ben Nevis, Scotland, to RACHEL, second daughter of the late JOHN BLAIR, ESQ., Strabane
November 13 1866 Married November 8, at the First Presbyterian Church, Strabane, by the Rev. James Gibson, OLIVER STEVENSON, ESQ., to LIZZIE, daughter of ALEXANDER BLAIR, ESQ., Calhame, Strabane
March 8 1867 Married at Orilla, county Simcoe, Canada West, by the Rev. John Gray, MR. THOMAS MCKINGHAM, to ISABELLA, third daughter of MR. WILLIAM BLAIR, late of Keelogs, near Lifford, county Donegal
February 18 1868 Died on the 15th February, at Strabane, MR. ANDREW BLAIR, aged 88 years, for a lengthened period a member of the Strabane Board of Guardians
March 24 1868 Died at the residence of her mother, MRS. BLAIR, Main Street, Strabane, RACHEL, wife of the late JOHN BANNERMAN, ESQ., Fortwilliam, Scotland
October 23 1868 Died October 18, in MRS. BLAIR'S, Main Street, Strabane, MARGARET, wife of MR. PATRICK FLANAGAN, Philadelphia, late of Strabane
October 15 1869 Married Oct. 7, in First Presbyterian Church, Strabane, by the Rev. James Gibson, M.A., JOHN BLAIR, ESQ., to MARTHA, eldest daughter of FRANCIS SMYTH, ESQ., Desert