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Pigot's Directory of Lifford, Co. Donegal, Ireland 1824

Extracted from Pigot & Co.’s City of Dublin and Hibernian Provincial Directory
Transcribed, Compiled and Submitted by Len Swindley, Melbourne, Australia
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***ORIGINAL SPELLING HAS BEEN RETAINED***

 

LIFFORD

The county and assize town of Donegal, is pleasantly situated on the banks of the river Foyle, one hundred and one miles north-north-west of Dublin, three quarters of a mile from Strabane, eight north-west of Newtownstewart, and eleven south of Londonderry: it is under the patronage of the Earl of Erne, and before the union sent two members to the Irish parliament. The county infirmary is much too small for the county. In the reign of Charles II, it was a barrack for a troop of horse; it was purchased from the government by Richard Cowan, esq., and afterwards sold to the county for the present purpose. A new gaol, new building, is expected to be finished in the early part of 1825; it will be a spacious semi-circular edifice, and will add much to the beauty of the town; the court-house is adjacent. The church is a handsome structure with a square tower; the Rev. Wm. Knox is the present rector. In the reign of James II, Sir Richard Hansard, Bart, of Lincolnshire, bequeathed fifty pounds per annum, and a house for the education of the poor of the parish. Lifford is remarkable for a rigorous resistance made by Capt. Hamill, with a small body of men, against a detachment of James the Second’s army, previous to the siege of Derry in the year 1690. The fairs and market are held at Strabane. Population about 400

 

POST OFFICE

At Strabane

 

GENTRY AND CLERGY

Surname Firstname

CHAMBERS

John, Esq.

CLARKE

Andrew, Esq.

FOSTER

Rev. Robert

KNOX

Geo., Esq.

KNOX

Rev. Wm., rector

SPENCE

Mrs.

SPENCE

Wm. M., Esq.

STEVENSON

Mrs.


 

MERCHANTS, TRADESMAN, &c

Professional

Gentlemen

Surname Firstname

AIKEN

Irwin, land surveyor

CHAMBERS

Richard, attorney

GILLESPIE

Adam, surgeon to the infirmary

MONTGOMERY

Gabriel, land surveyor


 

Linen Merchant

Surname Firstname

CHAMBERS

Wm.


 

Salt Manufacturer

Surname Firstname

MORTON

John


 

Publicans &c

Surname Firstname
CLEMENTS Andrew
RISK Sarah
SCANLEN Daniel
SCANLEN Patrick
SHERKEY Jas., parish clerk
SHERKEY John
SHERKEY Joseph