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The Belfast and Province of Ulster Directory For 1884: News-Letter Office

The Belfast And Province Of Ulster Directory For 1884.

(Compiled at the “Belfast News-Letter” Office, Printed at the “Belfast News-Letter” Steam Book-Printing House, Nos. 55, 57, & 59 Donegall Street, Belfast, 1884.)
Volume XI.



This, the Eleventh Volume of “The Belfast and Province of Ulster Directory”, is now presented to the Public in an enlarged and improved form. Copious Alphabetical Indices, for the convenience of inquirers, are given in the present issue, and are so classified under each divisional heading, that any place, residence, institution, or business can be easily discovered. An excellent map (specially prepared for this work) is added, which shows all the latest alterations made on the streets of our largely increasing town. In the Appendix (page 681) will be found any omissions, alterations of addresses, &c., which occurred during the progress of printing. Every effort has been made to have the work as correct and complete as possible, no expense having been spared to render it worthy of Belfast and the Province of Ulster. The Publishers are confident that it will be found a useful and reliable work for every-day reference.

Belfast News-Letter Office,
March, 1884.


Lurgan is a flourishing manufacturing town in the County Armagh. It is situated twenty miles S.W. from Belfast, on the line of the Great Northern Railway, and one and a half miles from Lough Neagh. Brownlow House, the home residence of the Right Hon. Lord Lurgan, K.P. (Lord of the manor), is a splendid castle, fronted on the east by a large and beautiful lake and surrounded by a great enclosed plantation which extends along the whole north-eastern side of the town. To this demesne there are several entrances, the principal being by an elegant lodge, which stands near the centre of the town, between High Street and Market Street. Generally speaking, the architectural character of Lurgan is plain, but fashionable. The greater portion of the town has been tastefully rebuilt within recent years and though the houses are only two-storeys high from the level of the street, there are commonly cellars beneath. Lurgan is the first town of the County Armagh in population and commercial resources, and it is a very important legal centre as well. The general Quarter Sessions of the county are held there, and the large Petty Sessions district – which extends from the Moyntagh shores of Lough Neagh to several miles into the County Down – affords ample business for that court, which is held on the first and third Tuesday in each month.
The manufacture of cambric handkerchiefs and damask goods is the staple trade of Lurgan and the country and villages surrounding, and to the success and skill of the inhabitants in the production of these fabrics may be attributed the rapid progress of the town. In 1831 the population of Lurgan was 3,700; in 1881, 10,135. The annual valuation of a rateable property was then £5,578. It is now £18,549 valuation. The accumulation of private wealth must have been more than treble that of public, as a large number of manufacturers have, in the same period amassed princely fortunes. Among the principal depots of public industry in Lurgan are the extensive power-loom factories of James Malcolm, Esq., J.P., and Messrs. James Macoun & Co., and the linen and cambric manufactories of Messrs. John Ross & Co., Robert Watson and Sons, John Douglas & Sons, Johnston, Allen and Co., Thomas Bell & Co.; hemstitching factories of Crawford & Co., J. Ross & Co., Thomas Faloon, J. B. Hanna, Bullock, Hamilton & Co.; Maxwell & Imrie, Murphy & Stevenson, J. B. Robertson & Sons, Johnston, Allen & Co, Richardson, Sons & Owden, James Glass & Co., Mathers & Bunting, and James Clendinning; and the stitching factory of the Lurgan Hemming and Veining Co.
The Belfast, Northern and Ulster Banks have each a branch in operation there. The Parish Church, a large edifice in Gothic architecture, occupies a commanding site in the centre of the town and has a fine peal of eight bells. There are also commodious houses of worship for Presbyterians, Methodists, the Society of Friends, and Roman Catholics. There are, besides Lurgan College and the Model School, a good number of National Schools available for instruction, two of these being in immediate connection with St. Peter’s Church and St. Joseph’s Convent. The municipal affairs of Lurgan are managed by a Board of fifteen Commissioners, incorporated under the Towns Improvement Act of 1854. The Mechanics’ Institute is a handsome structure, situated at the corner of Market street and Union street. The Library is open on the evenings of Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday, from seven till nine o’clock. The Town-hall is in Union Street and contains a lecture-hall, with a platform at end with footlights, Town Commissioners’ office, and a room occupied by the Masonic body. There is a well-supplied market held in Lurgan every Thursday, and fairs monthly and twice a year. 


TOWN COMMISSIONERS FOR 1884 (Board meets first Monday in each month at 12 o'clock)
MalcolmJames (J.P., D.L.)Chairman of Town Commission
McBrideSamuel W.Town Commissioner
TaylorJamesTown Commissioner
ScottJ. M. J. (M.D.)Town Commissioner
MathersJoseph P.Town Commissioner
IrwinW. H.Town Commissioner
CampbellJamesTown Commissioner
BairdWilliamTown Commissioner
MathersRobertTown Commissioner
ReburnThomasTown Commissioner
BlackJohnTown Commissioner
CarrickGeorge R.Town Commissioner
AllenJosephTown Commissioner
ParkinsonE. J.Town Commissioner
LuttonThomasTown Clerk
O'NeillW. J. (C.E.)Town Surveyor
AgnewDr.Medical Officer of Health
DunwoodyJ.Sanitary Sub-Officer and Town Constable
HazlettGeorgeAgent and Receiver, Lord Lurgan's Office
FlemingW. J.Book Keeper, Lord Lurgan's Office
MathersRobertDistributor, Stamp Office
CampbellRev. Theophilus (D.D.)Rector, Church of Ireland Parish Church - Church Place
HackettRev. S. J. (A.B.)Curate, Church of Ireland Parish Church - Church Place
FranklynRev. E. (A.B.)Curate, Church of Ireland Parish Church - Church Place
PooleC. H.Organist, Church of Ireland Parish Church - Church Place
GreerJ. W. (J.P.)Parochial Nominator, Church of Ireland Parish Church - Church Place
MathersR.Parochial Nominator, Church of Ireland Parish Church - Church Place
BellJ. J.Parochial Nominator, Church of Ireland Parish Church - Church Place
JohnstonCourtenayChurch Warden - Hill Street
JohnstonJamesChurch Warden - Hill Street
LittRev. H. W. (A.B.)Rector, Parish Church - Ardmore
KennedyRev. C. W.Second Presbyterian Church - Hill Street
FullertonRev. AlexanderWesleyan Church - High Street
WilliamsRev. J. M.Wesleyan Church - High Street
DalyRev. JamesPrimitive Wesleyan Methodist Chapel - Queen Street
--Queen Street
McKennaRev. James (P.P.)Roman Catholic Chapel - North Street
McConnellRev. P. (C.C.)Roman Catholic Chapel - North Street
CampbellRev. Peter Paul (C.C.)Roman Catholic Chapel - North Street
LURGAN COLLEGE (Under Watt's endowment, stands on the Lough Neagh Road)
KirkpatrickW. T. (M.A.)Head Master, Lurgan College - Lough Road
HancockJ. (J.P.)Trustee, Lurgan College - Lough Road
GreerJ. W. (J.P.)Trustee, Lurgan College - Lough Road
AndersonJamesTrustee, Lurgan College - Lough Road
KennedyRev. C. W.Patron, Hill Street National School
NicholsonMrs.Teacher, Hill Street National School
CampbellRev. Dr.Patron, Free School - North Street
HowellR.Teacher, Free School - North Street
AndersonAnnTeacher, Free School - North Street
McKennaRev. J.Patron, St. Peter's National School - North Street
McCarthyF.Teacher, St. Peter's National School - North Street
GreerAlexanderHead Master, Model School
KeatleyW. J.First Assistant, Model School
MarshallWilliamSecond Assistant, Model School
CollinsEliabethHead Mistress, Girls' School, Model School
GreerJuliaFirst Assistant,Girls' School, Model School
GrayEllenHead Mistress, Infants' School, Model School
BrownM. J.First Assistant, Infants' School, Model School
McIlveenRev. JohnPatron, Lurgan National School - High Street
ShieldsR.Teacher, Lurgan National School - High Street
CooneyMrs.Teacher, Lurgan National School - High Street
HullMariaTeacher, Ragged School - Queen Street
HarperE.Manager, Belfast Bank - High Street
MegarryH.Manager, Northern Bank - High Street
DillJ.Manager, Ulster Bank - High Street
BairdW.Proprietor, Lurgan Loan Bank - Hill Street
GAS WORKS (Board of Directors meet on the first Monday in each month)
TallentireT.Manager, Gas Works - William Street
MagahanFred W.Secretary, Gas Works - William Street
WilkinsonJ.Station Master, Railway Station - William Street
MagowanRobertTicket Clerk, Railway Station - William Street
MECHANICS' INSTITUTE (Reading-room open from 7 a.m., till 10 p.m., every day in the week, except Sunday)
LurganLordPresident, Mechanics' Institute - Market Street
MagahanFred W.Secretary, Mechanics' Institute - Market Street
SettersWilliamLibrarian, Mechanics' Institute - Market Street
SHANKILL BUILDINGS (Reading, recreation, and refreshment rooms, Church Place; reading-room open from 7 a.m. till ten p.m., every day in the week except Sunday)
UNION WORKHOUSE (Board of Guardians meet every Thursday at eleven o'clock)
DonaldsonJamesClerk, Union Workhouse
TaylorRobertMaster, Union Workhouse
TaylorMrs.Matron, Union Workhouse
AdamsonDr.Medical Officer, Union Workhouse
COURT-HOUSE (A commodious building, recently erected by the County Armagh at a cost of £4,000.)
MaloneMrs.Caretaker, Court-House - William Street
DavidSheppardKeeper, Bridewell - William Street
CONSTABULARY STATIONS (There are three Constabulary Stations in Lurgan, the Principal being situated in Union Street, and the others in Queen Street and Edward Street. They are occupied by a force of about thirty men)
HayesHead ConstableConstabulary Station
DrummondSergeantConstabulary Station
FailrySergeantConstabulary Station
BallaghSergeantConstabulary Station
AdamsonJ. G. (M.D., J.P.)High Street
AgnewSamuel (M.D.)High Street
ArmstrongMrs. JohnWilliam Street
BellSamuel A.J.P. - Bellview House
BlackJohnHill Street
BrownJamesDistrict Inspector, N.S. Mile House
BrownlowWilliam (Hon.)Brownlow House
CampbellRev. Theophilus (D.D.)The Rectory
CampbellRev. Peter Paul (C.C.)North Street
CuppageRev. AdamSilverwood
DouglasMrs.Market Street
FfordeJames (J.P.)Raughlan
FranklynRev. E.North Street
FullertonRev. J. W.Hill Street
GreerJ. W. (J.P.)Woodville
HackettRev. S. J.Market Street
HarperJamesHigh Street
HazlettGeorgeSolicitor - Florence Villa
JohnstonJohn (J.P.)Hill Street
JohnstonMrs.High Street
KennedyRev. C. W.The Manse - Shankill
KirkpatrickW. T.Lurgan College
LettRev. H. W.Ardmore
LockhartJohn G.High Street
LurganLordBrownlow House
LiddellWilliam (J.P.)Bangor House, Donaclony
MagennisE. (M.D.)Market Street
MalcolmJames (J.P.)High Street
MooreW. H. D.Solicitor - High Street
McKennaRev. James (P.P.)North Street
MurphyJosephWilliam Street
O'NeillW. J. (C.E.)Queen Street
RossMrs. RobertHigh Street
RobinsonRev. GeorgeHill Street
ScottJ. M. Johnston (M.D.)High Street
UsherJamesSolicitor - Florence Villa
WalshRev. J.Hill Street
WaringColonel (J.P.)Waringstown
WatsonHugh (B.L.)Stromore House
WatsonMrs.High Street
WeirMissFriends Terrace - High Street
WilsonMrs.Derry Lodge
AllenA.Income Tax Collector - Frederick Place
AllenJamesDamask Machine Maker - William Street
AndersonGeorgeSeedsman - Market Street
AndersonJamesYarn Merchant - Church Place
AndersonMrs.Milliner - Market Street
AndersonRobertTailor - High Street
AndersonWillliamTailor - Union Street
AndersonWilliamCabinetmaker - North Street
ArcherJohnBuilder - Hill Street
ArcherThomasBuilder - North Street
Armstrong & Mathers-Woollendrapers, Haberdashers and Silk Merchants - Market Street
BairdWilliamLoan Bank Proprietor - Hill Street
BallanceMissDrapery Warehouse - High Street
BarrAlexanderGrocer - Edward Street
BellJohn J.Druggist - High Street
Bell & Co.T.Manufacturers - Bellview
BerwickJamesPublican - Queen Street
BlackThomasBoot and Shoe Manufacturer - Church Place
BlaneyJamesPublican - Church Place
BowdenMrs.Stationer - High Street
BoyceWilliam H.Machine Maker - Union Street
BradyBernardTailor - Edward Street
BradshawJamesShuttlemaker - Edward Street
BradshawGeorgeDraper - Market Street
BrattyJohnDelph Merchant - Church Place
BrennianW. H. N.Law Clerk - Church Place
BrownJohn S.Damask Manufacturer - Queen Street
BrownM. S. & J.Milliners - High Street
BrownWilliamSaddler - William Street
BryansW.Painter and Glazier - High Street
Bullich, Hamilton & Co.-Linen Manufacturers - James Street
BullockJohnShuttlemaker - Queen Street
BullockWilliamYarn Merchant - Market Street
ByrneMrs.Milliner - Church place
CammJohn P.Hairdresser - Union Street
CampbellJamesGrocer - Market Street
CapperJosephGrocer - Church Place
CartwrightRobertGrocer - Edward Street
CarrickGeorge R.Merchant - High Street
CaseyMrs.Victualler - Church Place
CharlesSamuelWatchmaker - High Street
CherryAndrewAuctioneer - Market Street
ClarkeWalterVictualler - Market Street
ClarkeMrs.High Street
ClendinningJamesManufacturer - High Street
CollinsMrs.Dress and Mantlemaker - High Street
CornerJosephCambric Manufacturer - Edward Street
CornfieldJohnGrocer - William Street
CousinsJ.Watchmaker - Church Place
CowdyL. & L.Stationers - Market Street
Crawford & Co.WilliamHemstitching Factory
Crawford & Co.-Bottling Works - Queen Street
Cullenan & Co.BernardDrapers - Market Street
CumbertonMrs.Butcher - Market Street
CummingsJamesClerk - Queen Street
DicksonWilliamGrocer - North Street
DobsonJ.Publican - Queen Street
DobsonF.Grocer - Queen Street
DonaldsonJamesClerk of Union - Hill Street
Donnelly & Co.ArthurMerchants - Church Place
Douglas & SonsJohnManufacturers - William Street
DouglasMrs.High Street
DuffyPeterPublican - Market Street
DukeWilliamShuttlemaker - High Street
DukeJosephManufacturer - Union Street
Duncan & SonGeorgeDrapers - Market Street
DynesDanielTobacconist - Church Place
EllisW. J.Weighmaster - Church Place
EmersonThomasPublican - Church Place
EsdaleJ.Grocer and Publican - Market Street
EvansMrs.Servants' Registry Office - Edward Street
FaloonThomasHemstitching Factory - William Street
FergusonEdwardClogmaker - Edward Street
FinchMrs.Baker and Grocer - North Street
Fitzsimmons & Co.-Drapers - Market Street
FlemingW. J.Clerk - Hill Street
FlemingJohnPublican, Grocer and News Agent - Market Street
GallagherJamesSmith - Castle Lane
GambleThompsonPawnbroker - William Street
GilchristJohnDraper - Market Street
Glass & Co.JamesManufacturer - William Street
GouldRichardDesigner - Hill Street
GraceyRobertPublican - Queen Street
GraceyWilliamPublican - Church Place
GreerAlexanderHeadmaster - Model School
GreerJames D.Farmer - Greer's Court
GreerJohnCoachbuilder and Smith - High Street
HalfpennyWilliamTinsmith - Castle Lane
HallJames L.Grocer - Market Street
HallidayEdwardGrocer - Market Street
HandWilliamPublican - William Street
HannaThomasManufacturer - Queen Street
HannaWilliamProperty Owner - William Street
HarkinCharlesMason - William Street
Harrison Bros.-Manufacturers - Market Street
HarroldJ.Blacksmith - Church Place
HazletonHamiltonPublican - Church Place
HazletonRobertPawnbroker - Market Street
HennonJ.Publican - Church Place
HewittHolt M.Pawnbroker and Coal Merchant - Edward Street
HughesJohnButcher - Church Place
ImrieMissConfectioner - High Street
Ireland Bros.-Spirit Dealers and Grocers - Church Pace
Irwin & Co.-Druggists - High Street and Market Street
Johnston, Allen & Co.-Linen Manufacturers - William Street
Johnston & Allen-Yarn Merchant - High Street
JohnstonJamesBrewer - Market Street
JohnstonW. & C.Tobacco Manufacturers - Union Street
KennedyJamesBaker and Grocer - High Street
KennedyMrs.Dressmaker and Baby Linen Warehouse - Church Place
KennedyRichardGrocer - Edward Street
KilpatrickWilliamSmith - Church Place
KingJ.Grocer - Church Place
LaveryJosephAuctioneer - Edward Street
LawsonAlexanderQueen Street
LindsayMrs.Post-Office - Market Street
Lindsay & Co.R.Manufacturers - William Street
LivingstonJ.Victualler - Church Place
LivingstonR.Yarn Merchant - Hoophill
London and Counties Tea Company-Market Street
LongJohnPlumber and Gasfitter - William Street
LonsdaleWilliamCarpenter - Edward Street
Lurgan Weaving Company--
MacklinMissLadies' School
MacounJamesChurch Place
MacounWilliam136 North Street
MagahanFred W.Clerk of Petty Sessions - Hill Street
MageeJ.Spirit Dealer - William Street
MageeJohnPublican - Union Street
MageeRobertVictualler - High Street
MageeThomas H.Damask Manufacturer - Queen Street
Maguire & Co.-Drapers - Church Place
MaguireCharlesPublican - Edward Street
MaguireWilliamPainter and Glazier - Market Street
MahaffyJohn B.News-Agent - High Street
MahaffyWilliamShoe Merchant and Registrar of Marriages - High Street
Malcolm & Pentland-Power-Loom Factory - Factory lane
MalcolmsonDavidMerchant - Market Street
MalcolmsonJohnMerchant - Market Street
MalloyJohnClerk - William Street
MartinWilliam J.Carpenter - Clara Street
Mathers & Bunting-Union Street
Mathers, Roberts & Co.-Timber and Coal Merchants - Market Street
Matier & Co.HenryLinen Manufacturers - High Street
MatthewsWilliamGrocer and Coal Merchant
Maxwell & Irvine-Hemstitch Factory - Queen Street
MenaryThomasGrocer - Mill Street
MoffettMissBrownlow Arms Hotel - Market Street
MoffettThomasShoemaker - William Street
MontgomeryWilliamCoachmaker - Rooneys' Court
MooreDunlopHigh Street
MorrisonThomasGrocer - High Street
MurrayAlexanderPainter and Glazier - Church Place
MurrayDanielDelf and Waste Merchant - High Street
MurrayW.Whitesmith - Edward Street
Murphy & SonJ.Yarn Merchants - William Street
Murphy & Co.-Drapers - Market Street
McBrideS. & W.Manufacturers - William Street
McCabeJamesTailor - Church Place
McCannMurtaghCarpenter - William Street
McCannPatrickWatchmaker - Church Place
McCappinJamesWoodturner - High Street
McCarrisonThomasBaker - Edward Street
McCaugheyJamesGrocer - Church Place
McCaughey & Co.-Linen Manufacturers - Church Place
McCauleyS.Cabinetmaker - High Street
McCauleyWilliam R.Woodturner - Queen Street
McClimmond & SomsJ.Baker and Grocers - High Street
McClureW. W.Merchant - High Street
McConnellRobertBuilder - North Street
McConvilleThomasManufacturer - High Street
McCuskerJ.Butcher - Church Place
McDowellMrs.Temperance Hotel - Market Street
McGeownPatrickPublican - Church Place
McKaneJosephDraper - Church Place
McKeeAlexanderLeather Merchant - Market Street
McMillanHamiltonPublican - Market Street
McMullanJamesGrocer and Publican - Edward Street
McMullanRobertManufacturer - Union Street
McNallyJohnQueen Street
NeilCharlesShoemaker - Edward Street
Neillson & SonsWilliamReed and Heddle Manufacturers - William Street
NelsonWilliam R.Manufacturer - William Street
OliverDavidGrocer - Union Street
Owens & Midgley-Mill Furnishers - William Street
O'BrienMrs.Commercial Hotel - Church Place
O'HareJamesTinsmith - Castle Lane
O'NeillJamesVictualler - Market Street
O'NeillW. J. (C.E.)Queen Street
ParkinsonEdward J.Manufacturer and Grocer - Edward Street
Patent Heddle Co.William Street
PelanMatildaPublican - Edward Street
PhenixThomasManufacturer - William Street
PlenderleithPeterClothier - Market Street
PollockGeorgeMusic Teacher - High Street
PooleCharlesOrganist - Hill Street
PottsThomasClogmaker - Market Street
Reburn & Co.Drapers - Arcade, market Street
ReynoldsEdwardSaddler - High Street
Richardson, Sons & Owden Limited-Manufacturers - William Street
RidgwayWilliamShoemaker - Market Street
Robertson, Son & Co.-Hemming and Veining Factory - Union Street
RobertsonJoseph B.Stitching Factory - Union Street
RobinsonGeorgeTailor - Union Street
RobinsonJamesPainter - William Street
RobinsonJohn D.Painter - Hill Street
RocksBernardTailor - Edward Street
Ross & Co.IrwinYarn Merchants - William Street
Ross & Co.JohnManufacturers - High Street
RuddellJohnGrocer - Edward Street
SampsonW. J.Railway Official - Friends' Terrace
SandesRobertLaw Clerk, House, Land and Insurance Agent - High Street
Shankill Buildings Coffee and Refreshment Rooms-Church Place
Shaw & Co.EdwardYarn Merchants - Market Street
SibbetJ.Grocer - Hill Street
SmythMariaPublican - Edward Street
SomervilleMissMilliner - Edward Street
SoyeJ.Grocer - Hill Street
StothersThomasGrocer - Union Street
SullivanWilliamGrocer - Queen Street
TallentireT.Manager Gas Works - William Street
TavenerMrs.Draper - Market Street
TaylorJamesMerchant - Market Street
TaylorS.Baker - Edward Street
ThompsonGeorgePattern-Painter - Queen Street
ThompsonJ. A. (V.S.)William Street
ThompsonJohnReedmaker - Church Place
ThompsonRobertAuctioneer - William Street
ThompsonRobertConfectioner - High Street
ThompsonSamuelHaberdasher - Church Place
ThompsonW. J.Reedmaker - Church Place
TonerBernardDraper - Market Street
TonerMichaelGrocer - North Street
TurkingtonGeorgeBaker - Church place
TurkingtonSamuelCabinetmaker - High Street
TurkingtonWilliamBaker and Grocer - High Street
WakeJohn G.Fowldealer - Frederick Place
WalshPatrickCarpenter - Union Street
WardGeorgePublican - Castle Lane
WarrenMissMusic Teacher - Hill Street
WatsonJamesMerchant - High Street
Watson & SonsRobertManufacturers - Queen Street
WeatherallW.Boot and Shoemaker - Queen Street
WellsJamesGrocer - Edward Street
WhiteSamuelPrinter, Stationer and Proprietor 'Lurgan Times' and 'Portadown Recorder' - High Street
WileyR.Grocer and Hardware Merchant - Church Place
WilkinsonJamesStationmaster - William Street
WilsonMrs.Watchmaker - High Street
WilsonS.Saddler - Church Place
WoodsArthurPlasterer - Edward Street
YoungJamesPainter - Church Place
YoungS. & W.Spirit Merchants - Market Street

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