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The Belfast and Province of Ulster Directory For 1852: James Alexander Henderson

The Belfast And Province Of Ulster Directory For 1852.

(James Alexander Henderson, Publisher, News-Letter Office, Belfast, 1852.)
Volume I.



In presenting to the public “The Belfast¬†and Province¬†of Ulster Directory,” the publisher has to return his sincere thanks for the ready support afforded him, and for the kind assistance of those to whom he looked for information. Every exertion has been used to secure completeness and accuracy, and it is hoped the Work will be found to be a perfect Directory for Belfast and the principal towns in the Province of Ulster. Still the Publisher has to crave indulgence for such errors and imperfections as are commonly incident to a first issue. He offers the present volume rather as an instalment of what he aspires to undertake, than as an average specimen of the series which it commences.
In the compilation of the Work every attention has been paid to the convenience of those for whose use the Directory is intended. In order to facilitate the progress of strangers and others through the Town, a Map of Belfast, which will be found to embrace all the recent improvements of the town, has, at considerable expense, been specially prepared for the Directory.
It is the intention of the Publisher, relying on the patronage and support of the inhabitants of Belfast, to issue the Directory periodically, with such alterations and improvements as may be necessary, until the Work shall become a standard book of reference for Belfast and the North of Ireland.

News-Letter Office,
27th May 1852.


Lurgan is a thriving market town, in the County of Armagh, 17 miles S.W. from Belfast, and¬†near the line of the Ulster railway, for which the town is a station. The principal part of the town extends, for nearly a mile, along the Belfast and Armagh road, and is spacious, airy, well built, and remarkably clean. That which may be considered the suburban part of Lurgan is extensive.¬†Lurgan Castle demesne, the seat of Lord Lurgan, proprietor of the town, extends along the north east of it, and the entrance is by an elegant lodge from near the centre of the street. The mansion was some years ago rebuilt in the Elizabethan style, with beautiful free-stone brought from Scotland. The grounds, which are generally thrown open to the public, are richly embellished with thriving plantations, reflected in a fine sheet of water, and is encompassed by a well kept gravel walk. The Court-house is a stone building, and the Diaper hall is a spacious building, erected in 1825. The linen and cambric manufacture is the staple of Lurgan, and in producing the variety of fabrics, as lawns, diapers, damasks, &c., a large proportion of the population of the town and its vicinity are employed; while some of the establishments of the yarn and linen merchants are extensive. Two noted breweries, and the hotels, are the other principal establishments – among the latter, Irwin’s Commercial and Family hotel in Main Street, is one of the most comfortable inns in the county. The Belfast Banking Company, the Northern Banking Company, and the Ulster Bank have each a branch in operation here. A facility of intercourse with Belfast is afforded by Lough Neagh and the Lagan navigation. The General Quarter Sessions of the county are held in Lurgan; and Petty Sessions every alternate Tuesday. A section of the constabulary police is stationed in the town.
The parish church of Shankill is a handsome structure, with a finely-proportioned octagonal spire, containing a good clock; the interior of the church is neatly fitted up, and furnished with a fine-toned organ. There are places of worship for Presbyterians, the Society of Friends, and Wesleyan, Primitive and the New Connexion of Methodists. The Roman Catholic parochial chapel is a Gothic building.¬†The free educational establishments are¬†a subscription school, one for the infants, and one of the Church Society’s schools.¬†The other charities are a dispensary and a Union Workhouse. The market, which is held on Thursday, is abundantly supplied with provisions, and is, besides, a considerable one for the manufacturers¬†of the town and district. Fairs, 5th August and 22nd November.

POST OFFICE, Main Street ‚Äď Letters from Dublin, the south of Ireland, and England, arrive every morning at 5, and are despatched every evening at 7.20. Letters from Belfast, the north of Ireland, and Scotland, arrive every evening at 7.40, and are despatched every morning at 3. Letters from Antrim, and other parts of the north, arrive every evening at 8.40, and are despatched every morning at 5. Letters from Enniskillen, and the west, arrive every morning at 3, and are despatched every evening at 7.40. ¬†

COVEYANCES ‚Äď To Antrim, a mail car, from Post Office, every morning at 3.30. To Banbridge, a mail car, from Post office, every evening, at 9. To Belfast, the royal mail (from Enniskillen) calls at Post office, every morning at 4. To Enniskillen, the royal mail (from Belfast) calls at the Post office every evening at 7.40. To Newry, a coach from Ellen Byrne‚Äôs, Mail, every evening.


MorrisWilliam B.Postmaster, Post Office - Main Street
FergusonJaneKeeper, Courthouse - Church Square
NeillWilliamKeeper, Bridewell - William Street
BullickWilliamMaster, Union Workhouse
McCloskieHarrietMistress, Union Workhouse
PentlandThomasClerk and Returning Officer, Union Workhouse
McCarronNealHead Constable, Constabulary Station
HannyRobert S.Surgeon - Main Street
MorrisW. B.Sub Distributor, Stamp Office - Main Street
GreerHenryAgent, Belfast Banking Company - Main Street
HallThomasManager, Northern Banking Company - Main Street
RinglandThomasManager, Ulster Banking Company - Main Street
WilkinsonJohnHead Clerk, Railway Station - William Street
CosgrovePatrickManager, Gas Works - William Street
KnoxRev. ThomasRector - Parish Church
OultonRev. W. P.Curate - Parish Church
FalloonRev. CharlesCurate - Parish Church
MillarRev. ThomasMinister - Presbyterian Church
HughesRev. JamesSuperintendent, Wesleyan Methodist Chapel - Main Street
CatherRev. R. G. (A.M.)Wesleyan Methodist Chapel - Main Street
CraigWilliamMinister, Primitive Methodist Chapel - Castle Lane
ServiceRev. JohnMethodist (New Connection) Chapel - Ballyblough
O'BrienRev. WilliamParish Priest, Roman Catholic Chapel - Back Lane
DenvirRev. JamesCurate, Roman Catholic Chapel - Back Lane
HannyDr.President - Mechanics' Institute
WellsMatthewVice President - Mechanics' Institute
BrennanWilliamTreasurer - Mechanics' Institute
MatthewsJosephLibrarian - Mechanics' Institute
MaclaughlinDr.President - Lurgan Literary Institute
ArmstrongEdwardTreasurer - Lurgan Literary Institute
ShawSurgeonSecretary - Lurgan Literary Institute
CarrollP.Librarian - Public Subscription Library, in Newsroom
ShawD.Secretary - Reading Room, over Market House
FRIENDLY SOCIETY (Established 1845)
KnoxRev. ThomasPresident - Friendly Society
OultonRev. W. P.Trustee - Friendly Society
MillarRev. TTrustee - Friendly Society
ArmstrongJamesTreasurer - Friendly Society
CarrollPatrickSecretary - Friendly Society
BoydMrs. MMain Street
BoydJoseph HallChurch Square
CuppageJohn (J.P.)Main Street
DouglassCharles (D.L., J.P.)Gracehall
FlemingJamesMain Street
GreerGeorge (J.P.)Woodvale
GreerHenryBack Lane
HancockJohn (J.P.)-
HazlettMiss D.Church Suare or Mall
LurganLord (Right Hon.)Brownlow House
MercerHenryLaurel Vale
TurtleJamesTanaghmore Lodge
BellRobertSurgeon - Main Street
CatherRev. R. G.-
CraigRev. William-
DenvirRev. James (C.C.)Chapel House
FaloonRev. CharlesArmsborough House
GirdwoodWilliamAttorney - Main Street
GilbertJonathanSurgeon and Apothecary - Church Square
GreerHenryAttorney - Main Street
HannyR. StricklandSurgeon - Main Street
HazlettJohnAttorney - Mall
HughesRev. James-
KnoxRev. ThomasGlebe House
McLaughlinW. R.Surgeon and Apothecary - Main Street
McMasterCharlesSurgeon and Apothecary - Main Street
MillerRev. Thomas-
MorrisRobertAttorney - Main Street
O'BrienRev. William (P.P.)Chapel House
OultonRev. William P.Deputy Surrogate - Main Street
RodgerSamuelSurgeon - Church Square
ShawWilliamSurgeon and Apothecary - Main Street
ServiceRev. JohnBallyblough
AlderdiceWilliamBuilder - William Street
AndersonJamesInsurance Agent
AndersonJohnSeedsman - Main Street
AndersonWilliamWheelwright & Cartmaker - Bridewell Place
AndersonWilliamCabinetmaker - Back Lane
ArmstrongRobertGrocer, Provision Dealer and Ironmonger - Main Street
Armstrong and Son.W.Grocers, Timber Merchants, Woollendrapers, and Ironmongers - Main Street
Bell & Co.J. and T.Linen Manufacturers - Bellview
BerwickJamesBaker - Ballyblough
BinghamClementsShoemaker - Watson's Row
BlackJohnBoot & Shoemaker - Mall
BlackJonthanPublican and Confectioner - Main Street
BlaneyJamesPublican - Mall
BrownMr.Publican - Main Street
BurnsCharlesPublican - Mall
BurnsEllenTallow Chandler - Middle Row
ByrneEleanorGrocer - Mall
ByrneEllenPublican - Church Square
CaddelSamuelPublican - Pond River
CampbellJohnCorn Merchant - Main Street
CampbellJohnPublican - Watson's Row
CamphillJ. E.Leatherseller - Main Street
CapperJohnLinen Yarn Merchant - Main Street
CarmichaelMarmionReed maker - Ballyblough
ChapmanJohnBlacksmith - Main Street
ChapmanJohnWheelwright and Cartmaker - Main Street
CherryAndrewJeweller, Watch and Clock Maker - Main Street
CherryJosephCabinetmaker - Main Street
CherrySamuelPublican - Main Street
ColvanHenryBuilder - Castle Lane
ColvanJamesCarpenter - Back Lane
ConleyJohnPublican - Middle Row
ConnJosephGrocer and Provision Dealer - Main Street
CooeyJamesButter Merchant
CooeyMaryDressmaker - Main Street
CooperJohnShuttle & Templemaker - Main Street
CooperRobertPublican - Main Street
CooperMaryStaymaker - Main Street
CorryJamesGrocer - Main Street
DickieWilliamBlacksmith - Main Street
DonnellyArthurGrocer and Spirit Dealer - Mall
DonnellyArthurProvision Dealer - Main Street
DonnellyWilliamCarpenter - Main Street
DoranJohnTailor - Castle Lane
DouganJamesReplevinger for County Armagh
DouglasG. D.Linen Manufacturer - Main Street
DouglasJohnLinen Manufacturer - Main Street
DouglasJohnPublican - Main Street
DownieJohnBlacksmith - Main Street
DuffyJamesBaker - Castle Lane
ElliottJohnLinen Yarn Merchant - Mall
EllisWilliamPublican - Mall
EmersonJohnPublican - Pond River
EmersonThomasPublican - Church Square
EvansR. J.Printer and Stationer
FaloonJohnEarthenware Dealer, Tallow Chandler & Grocer - Main Street
FaloonMaryPublican - Castle Lane
FrenchJohnTinsmith - Main Street
FullertonEdwardPublican - Main Street
GaddisAndrewPublican - Main Street
GaffreyPeterTailor - Main Street
GallagherMr.Blacksmith - Main Street
GaskinJohnPublican - Main Street
GilbertJohnGrocer and Earthenware Dealer - Main Street
GilbertJohnLinen Manufacturer - Main Street
GilbertThomasGrocer and Provision Dealer - Main Street
GrayJamesBaker and Confectioner - Main Street
GreerSamuelInspector of Weights
GreerW. and F.Corn Merchants, Millers and Distillers - Woodvale
HalfpennyHughTinsmith - Castle Lane
HamiltonJamesButcher - Ballyblough
HannayR. S.Surgeon and Apothecary - Main Street
HarbinsonW.Publican - Middle Row
HarperJamesCabinetmaker - Main Street
HazletonJohnPawnbroker - Main Street
HenryJamesSaddler - Main Street
HigginsWilliamWoollendraper and Haberdasher - Main Street
HughesSamuelTailor - Main Street
HunterA.Linen Manufacturer
HussianPatrickBlacksmith - Church Square
IrvinRobertHotelkeeper - Brownlow Arms
JohnstonEdwardCabinet Maker - Main Street
JohnstonJohnBrewer, Tobacco and Snuff Manufacturer
JohnstonLucindaDressmaker - William Street
KennedyKamesBaker and Grocer - Main Street
KeroA. T.Tallow Chandler - Main Street
KinkeadE.Haberdasher, Milliner and Dressmaker - Main Street
LangtryElizaBonnetmaker - Main Street
LaveryCharlesPublican - Pond River
LaveryHughPublican - Ballyblough
LaveryThomasLinen Manufacturer - Ballyblough
LearWilliamInsurance Agent, Auctioneer and Surveyor
LockhartGeorgeLinen Manufacturer
LockhartJ. and H.Linen Yarn Merchants and Manufacturers - Main Street
MacounWilliamLinen Yarn Merchant and Manufacturer - Main Street
MageeCharlesButcher - Main Street
MageeCharlesPublican - Main Street
MaginnisCatherineEarthenware Dealer - Mall
MalcolmJamesLinen Manufacturer - Main Street
MatthewsWilliamBaker - Main Street
MayGeorgeWatch and Clockmaker - Main Street
MercerSintonButcher - Ballyblough
MidgleyJ.Reedmaker - Ballyblough
MontgomeryWilliamWheelwright and Cartmaker - Main Street
MooreDunlopTavern Keeper - Main Street
DunlopSaddler and Pawnbroker - Main Street
MullanJohnEarthernware Dealer - Mall
MullanJohnTinsmith - Main Street
MurrayWilliamPublican - Main Street
MurrayWilliamButter Merchant
MurchieArchibaldTailor - Middle Row
MurphyJosephLinen Yarn Merchant - Main Street
McCabeHenrySpirit Dealer - Back Lane
McClooneyJamesPublican - Church Square
McClureWilliamGrocer - Main Street
McCombJohnPublican - Middle Row
McConnellWilliamPublican - Main Street
McCorryJamesProvision Merchant
McCorryJamesTallow Cahndler - Mall
McCorryJohnPublican - Main Street
McCorryJohnPublican - Main Street
McDonnellE.Bonnetmaker - Castle Lane
McGeownJohnPublican - Pond River
McGeownPatrickCarpenter - Church Lane
McGeownPatrickPublican - Church Square
McGinnElizabethDressmaker - Castle Lane
McGivernMaryPublican - Main Street
McHaffeyJamesShoemaker - Main Street
McKeeMr.Leather Seller - Main Street
McKeownH.Publican - Church Square
McKeownHughGrocer and Leather Seller - Main Street
McKeownHugh (jun.)Grocer - Mall
McKernanHughButcher - Main Street
McKernanHugh (jun.)Butcher - Main Street
McKernanRichardButcher - Main Street
McLindenArthurPublican - Middle Row
McNallyM.Bonnetmaker - Ballyblough
McRoryJaneBonnetmaker - Castle Lane
McSteaJohnPublican - Main Street
McWhinneyJohnBlacksmith - Main Street
NeillWilliamInspector of Butter and Pork Market
NicholsonRobertGrocer - Mall
NicholsonRobertPublican - Church Square
NicholsonThomasGrocer and Provision Dealer - Main Street
O'HaraFrancisPublican - Ballyblough
PelanJamesBuilder and Timber Merchant - Main Street
Paul & Co.-Woollendrapers & Haberdashers - Main Street
ReillyHenry W.Bookselelr and Registrar of Marriages
ReillyPatrickButcher - Ballyblough
RinglandThomasInsurance Agent
RobinsonJohnPainter and Glazier - main Street
RogersSamuelSurgeon and Apothecary
RoneyJohnTallow Chandler - Main Street
RossJohnLinen Yarn Merchant _ Main Street
RossWilliamPublican - Ballyblough
RuddellGeorgeButcher and Saddler - Main Street
RussellGeorgeGrocer - Church Square
ShannonJamesBaker - Mall
SmythJohnPublican - Main Street
SmythWilliamPublican - Main Street
StarkeyCharlesSaddler - Main Street
SummervilleSamuelPublican - Castle Lane
TaaffeWilliamCabinetmaker - Main Street
TaylorElizabethDressmaker - Main Street
TaylorJonathanShuttlemaker - Main Street
ThompsonJohnReedmaker - Church Square
ThompsonThomasReedmaker - Church Square
VanceJohnStar Inn
VanceJosephTailor - Castle Lane
WaiteJohnPublican - Main Street
Watson, Armstrong & Co.-Linen Manufacturers - Main Street
Watson & SonsRobertLinen Manufacturers
WellsMatthewLinen Manufacturer
WhiteSamuelShuttlemaker - Ballyblough
WillsM.Haberdasher and Pawnbroker - Main Street
Wilson & Co.JosephLinen Yarn Merchants - Church Square
WilsonJosephLinen Manufacturer
WrightCharlesPublican - Main Street
YoungJamesPainter and Glazier - Main Street
YoungS. and W.Grocers - Main Street
YoungS. and W.Publicans - Castle Lane

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