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Pigot's Directory of Blackwatertown, Cos. Armagh & Tyrone, Northern Ireland 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

***ORIGINAL SPELLING HAS BEEN RETAINED***

 

BLACKWATERTOWN

Is a small post and fair town on the banks of the Blackwater; it is in the county of Armagh, with a small portion in Tyrone on the other side of the river, which separates the two counties; this part of the town is known as by the name of Clonfecle, and in it stands the Catholic chapel. Blackwatertown in 69 miles north by west from Dublin, two south of Charlemont, four north west of Armagh, seven south of Dungannon, 19 north west of Newry, and 31 south west of Belfast. The parish church is at Benburb, about one mile distant; the Rev. James Wilson, D. D. the present rector is also rector of Moy. At the upper end of the town is an extensive bleach green, belonging to Messrs. Jackson, Eyre & Co. at present not in work. No market is held here, but there is a fair on the second Wednesday in every month. Population about 250.

POST OFFICE – Post Master, Mr. William Walker. The Dublin mail is despatched at twenty minutes past four in the afternoon, and arrives at twenty minutes past nine in the morning. A by-mail leaves at the same time for Moy, Dungannon and Armagh. Letters for England go by the Dublin mail, and those for Scotland by Donaghadee.


 

GENTRY AND CLERGY

Surname Firstname Address
CROSS Richard, Esq. Carrickaness
DONNELLY John, Esq.  
EYRE Benjamin, Esq. Maydown
FITZSIMONS John surgeon, R. N.  
HOLFORD William, Esq. Dartery-lodge
RAINEY Robert, Esq. Omna-bridge
THISTLE Wm., M. D. Benburb
TISDLE Rev. James Eden
TWIGG Rev. Thomas  
WILSON Rev. James, D. D. Rector of Moy and Clonfecle


 

MERCHANTS, TRADESMEN &c.

MERCHANTS

Surname Firstname
CROTHERS John
FRAZIER Joseph
HANNA James
JACKSON EYRE & CO. (linen) Clonfecle
READ James
WILSON William


 

SHOPKEEPERS, TRADERS &c.

Surname Firstname Trade
CAMPBELL Rosanna Baker
DONNELLY Henry Linen dealer
HOLMES Nathl. Grocer, Clonfecle
HUGHES Nathaniel Baker
McKOGH Ellen Earthenware dealer
O’FARRELL Pat. Architect, Clonfecle
O’REILLY Jas. Grocer and spirit dealer
REID Wm. Grocer and spirit dealer
TROTTER Wm. Watch and clock maker
WALKER Wm. Grocer


 

PUBLICANS

Surname Firstname
DONNELLY Henry
McCLEAN Terence
MALONE John Clonfecle
WALKER Robert

 

COACH

No coach passes through this town. The Royal Mail passes through Charlemont, (distant two miles) from Dublin to Dungannon, at nine in the morning, and from Dungannon to Dublin, at five in the afternoon.
 

CONVEYANCE BY WATER

Goods are conveyed by the Blackwater river to Lough Neagh at Mahghrey, and thence to Newry and Belfast by the canals.

Cars may be hired for the carriage of Goods to any other part of the kingdom.