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Source: Belfast News-Letter, 11 March 1828. "Tynan Branch of the North East Farming Society." Online at the British Newspaper Archive, www.british-newspaperarchive.co.uk (accessed 2015-11-17). Transcribed by Alison Kilpatrick.
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To the Editor of the Belfast News-Letter.
Sir,
  As your excellent paper is always the first to give information on subjects connected with agriculture, I send you an account of the first meeting of the Tynan Branch of the N.E. Society.——Yours,  Agricola.

Tynan Branch of the North East Farming Society.
  The first annual ploughing match of this branch took place on Wednesday the 5th inst. in a field on the highly improved farm of Fellows-Hall.——The day proving favourable, an immense concourse of people assembled, at an early hour, to witness the pleasing scene. About half-past 11 o'clock, the worthy president of this flourishing branch, Sir James M. Stronge, Bart. made his appearance on the field, accomapnied by his amiable lady, and interesting family, and most of the respectable landed proprietors in the neighbourhood as also several gentlemen from the surrounding counties. Twenty-three well equipped ploughs were started, by the sound of a bugle, precisely at 12 o'clock; and in a reasonable length of time, the respective lots were finished, in a style highly creditable to the several competitors. Mr. Best Fair of Glenarb, Mr. Pringle of Boltons-Wall, and Mr. Cochrane of Leek, officiated as judges; and whose decision, from their well known experience in practical farming gave general satisfaction. At half-past five, the branch (with several members of the North-West and Erne Societies as their guests,) amounting in all to above a hundred in number, sat down to an excellent farmer's dinner, furnished by Mr. James Fair of Tynan; Sir James Stronge, Bart. in the chair ... Mr. Best Fair, in a short address, mentioned the great difficulty the judges had to come to an adjudication, from the excellence of the ploughing, which much surpassed any expectations they could have formed. ... [M]any other gentlemen's healths, were drank, and the glass circulated till a late hour, enlivened by several excellent songs, when the company broke up, highly delighted with the enjoyments of the day, and fully impressed with the advantages which institutions of this kind confer upon the country.

Transcriber's note: This transcript is an extract, omitting the equivalent of a couple of paragraphs, in which are described the usual festivities on these occasions, including a string of toasts to various and sundry, and the reading out of the adjudications of the day's competition.

Source: Belfast Protestant Journal, 28 June 1845. "Caledon Farming Society." Online at the British Newspaper Archive, www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk (accessed 2015-11-17). Transcribed by Alison Kilpatrick.

  Caledon Farming Society.——On Wednesday last, the judges appointed by the Caledon Farming Society proceeded to inspect the clover crops entered for competition by the members, when they gave in the return of their adjudications, as follows——
  Caledon June 12, 1845.——Having examined the clover fields submitted to us, we have made the awards as follows:——1st, Mr. David Wilkin, Glenarb——2d, Mr Charles Wilson, Drumess——3d, Mr. J. Wilkin, Tanaughlane. Farmers below 20 acres.——1st, Mr. Thomas Richie, Glenarb——2d, Mr. Timothy Marshall, Guiness——3d, Mr. John Oliver, Lismulladown. The judges were John Barr, Robert Wilkin, Joshua Wright. There were several competitors whose fields presented most promising and luxuriant crops, but, by the regulations fo the society, the awards could be only made to three out of each class.——Ulster Gazette.

Source: Northern Whig, 30 August 1845. "Caledon Farming Society's Cattle Show." Online at the British Newspaper Archive, www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk (accessed 2015-11-18). Transcribed by Alison Kilpatrick.

Rural Affairs.
Caledon Farming Society's Cattle Show.
  This Society held its annual Show of farm stock, in the fair green of Caledon on Monday, the 25th instant; and, apart from samples in each class, produced from the home farm of the Earl of Caledon, the specimens exhibited for competition by the tenantry, shew a decided taste in the improvement of the breed of both horses and black cattle. The facilities, however, afforded them in this respect by the very superior stock maintained at Caledon-Hill farm, give them advantages over Societies of longer standing. It is, most of all, gratifying to find, that what are called small farmers are successfully competing with, and, in many instances, bearing away the palm from, their neighbours that cultivate a greater breadth of soil. In this it appears, that the good effects of Farming Societies are reaching a class that was, in a great measure, inaccessible to improvement heretofore. There is, evidently, a life-giving principle in these Societies and manifestly an onward march towards improvement in every department of the farm establishment as the effects of them. The members of this Society have thought proper to postpone their annual dinner until November, that they may afford their landlord and patron an opportunity of taking his proper place among them, on that occasion.
  Adjudications.——Cows.——Honorary awards——1st, Henry L. Prentice, Esq., Caledon; 2d, the Earl of Caledon; 3d, Mr. John Barr, Model Farm. Premiums——1st, Mr. James Irwin, Dyan; 2d, Mr. Charles Wilson, Caledon; 3d, Mr. James M'Clure, Ballymacully; 4th, Mr. George M'Williams, Lismulladown; 5th, Mrs. Caroline Johnston, Caledon. Two-year-old Heifers.——Honorary award——The Earl of Caledon. Premiums——1st, Mrs. Magee, Ballinacully; 2d, Mr. Patrick Quin, Ballagh; 3d, Mr. Joseph Hadden, Dromore; 4th, Mr. John Core, Caledon. Year-old Heifers.——Honorary award.——The Earl of Caledon. Premiums——1st, Mr. Charles Wilson, Caledon; 2d, Mr. James Irwin, Dyan; 3d, Mr. John Davidson, Killinawl; 4th, Mr. Sam. Marshall, Killinawl.——Calves, of this year.——Honorary award——The Earl of Caledon. Premiums——1st, Mr. Thomas Irwin, Caledon; 2d, Mr. James Keenan, Caledon; 3d, Mr. James Henderson, Caledon; 4th, Mr. John Pringle, Ballinahone. The Judges of the above classes were——Mr. Franics Gallagher, Mr. Joshua Wright, and Mr. John Robinson. Brood Sows.——Premiums——1st, Mr. John Pringle, Ballinahone; 2d, Mr. George M'Williams, Lismulladown; 3d, Mr. Charles Wilson, Caledon; 4th, Mr. Robert Vernett, Stragrane.——Fat Hogs.——Honorary award.——The Earl of Caledon. Premium——Mr. David Wright, Kilshanagh. Boars——Honorary award——The Earl of Caledon. Premiums——1st, Mr. William Clarke, Donmacmea; 2d, Mr. John Hops, Derrygooley. Best pair of Pigs, under six months old.——Premium——Mr. Charles Wilson, Caledon. The Judges of these classes were——Mr. Andrew Wright, Mr. James Oliver, and Mr. James Aicken. Brood Mares.——Honorary award——Henry L. Prentice, Esq. Premiums——1st, Mr. Higgins; 2d, Mr. Irwin; 3rd, Mr. Edwards. Two year-old Colts or Fillies.——Premiums——1st, Mr. Irwin; 2d, Mr. Wright, 3d, Mr. C. Wilson. Year-old Colts or Fillies.——Premiums——1st, Mr. Huggins; 2d, Mr. Leslie; 3d, Mr. M'Kee. The judges of these classes were——Mr. James Henderson, Mr. Marshall Henderson, and Mr. James Girvin.
  Butter.——The Society had, also, its show of butter, on this day; and the Market-house was the place appointed for the inspection of it. When arranged and numbered, some of the gentry, who came in to have a look at it, expressed themselves in very flattering terms as to its quality. And in saying, that the judge at once declared the sample furnished from the Earl of Caledon's dairy as decidedly the best, a meed of praise is justly due to Mr. Wyse, his Lordship's Steward, whose family has the management of the dairy, for the clever manner in which he maintains the high character, in every department, of the trust committed to him. The judge was Mr. John M'Laughlin, who gave in his adjudication as follows:——
  Premiums——1st, Mr. Charles Wilson, Caledon; 2d, Mr. John Irwin, Dromess; 3d, Mr. James M'Clure, Ballymacully; 4th, Mr. John Marshall, Comber; 5th, Mr. Thomas Ritchie, Glenarb; 6th, Mr. Owen Delaney, Donmacneagh.——Armagh Gazette and Sporting Chronicle.

The Armagh Guardian, 18 November 1845. "Caledon Estates Farming Society." Transcribed by Alison Kilpatrick.

Caledon Estate Farming Society.
(Reported for the Armagh Guardian.)
  On Thursday last, the 15th instant, the annual dinner of this thriving society took place in Keenan’s hotel, Caledon.——A little after five o’clock, about seventy very respectable farmers, the Earl of Caledon’s tenantry, sat down to an excellent meal, which was served up in a style creditable to the hostess. Henry L. Prentice, Esq., the worthy agent of the estate, occupied the chair; the Rev. J. Chamley filled the vice-chair. Among those present we observed, William John Alexander, Esq., J.P., Rev. Mr. Owen, Rev. Mr. Collins, Richard Alexander, Esq., Master Prentice, John Crozier, Esq., M.D., Thomas Irvine, James Irvine, John Levers, James Huggins, John Kean, Alexr. Pringle, Robert Barns, James M’Clean, Esqrs., Messrs. John Wilson, Charles Wilson, James Henderson, Charles Smallon, Leslie Moore, John Wilkin, Robert Wilkin, David Wilkin, Thomas Swan, James M’Clure, Robert Johnson, William Johnson, &c.
  The Rev. Mr. Chamley asked a blessing; and the Rev. Mr. Owen returned thanks when the cloth was removed. [preamble and series of toasts]
  H.L. Prentice, Esq., rose and said——Gentlemen, I beg you will receive my cordial thanks for the very kind manner in which you have received and drank my health; and I am sure you will believe me when I say that I take the deepest interest in every think that concerns the welfare of this Society. … I might now, gentlemen, at any ordinary meeting of our Society, resume my seat, and not trespass longer on your time; but we are assembled this evening under very peculiar circumstances, and it becomes my duty, from the position I occupy amongst you, to allude to that dreadful scourge with which it has pleased an all wise Providence to visit us in the partial destruction of our potato crop. We have heard so many conflicting opinions on the extent and nature of the disease in this county, and in the adjoining one of Armagh, that I felt anxious to obtain the most authentic information I could on the subject, from experienced persons of high character in both counties, and therefore took the liberty of addressing a letter to a brother Magistrate in each petty sessions district of Tyrone and Armagh, requesting to know his opinion of the extent of the disease in his own particular locality. I received prompt replies from every quarter, and if it would not be trespassing too long upon you I would wish to communicate some of the valuable information I have thus received, and for which I feel most grateful to those gentlemen who have kindly afforded it to me. I regret to say from almost every direction the accounts are very alarming; and my inquiry has also extended through the same respectable channel into parts of Cavan, Donegal, and Leitrim. I shall take our own county first, and only read to you such extracts as appear to me to bear most upon the subject. (Mr. P. here read letters from the following places):——Aughnacloy, Ballygawley, Dungannon, Cookstown, Stewartstown, Pomeroy, Omagh, Newtownstewart, Castlederg, Fivemiletown, Fintona, and Gortin.
  In Armagh, from the city of Armagh, Charlemont and Loughgall, Portadown and Lurgan, Tandragee, Markethill, Ballybot, Forkhill, Newtownhamilton, Crossmaglen, Keady, and Tynan.
  In Cavan, from Belturbet and Ballyconnell.
  In Donegal, from the barony of Innishowen.
  There is one suggestion conveyed in a letter to me by an intelligent magistrate of Fivemiletown district which appeared to me so extraordinary that I did not intend to read it to you, but this morning’s post brought me a circular from the Government Commission confirming my friend’s opinion, and his experience is so strong in favor of the preservative quality of bog and bog water to all vegetable substance, that I shall read it to you.——(Mr. P. here read the letter, and also the government circular.)
  The districts in Tyrone which have suffered the least are—Omagh, Newtownstewart, Pomeroy, Gortin, Fivemiletown and Fintona.
  And those in Armagh——Ballybot, Forkhill and Crossmaglen.
  You will thus perceive that potatoes which were grown in light soils and boggy land are less injured than those grown in richer grounds, and I know few parts of this country which has suffered more severely than this immediate neighbourhood.——The various modes of preserving potatoes are very perplexing; but the great majority of opinion is in favour of drying them as well as possible in any way most convenient, and afterwards the application of lime and sand. The plan I have pursued myself is, to light a fire of turf in the centre of one of my office-houses which has no chimney, and spread my injured potaotes all round it about six inches deep——I keep them there for three or four days turning them occasionally, and when dry I store them in larger quantities in my potato-house, mixed with lime and turf-mould, for general consumption. Those which I have stored for seed and family use, I have carefully pitted in dry ground, mixed with lime and sand in equal parts, and placed in very narrow pits, leaving ventilators for the free accession of air in fine weather. The best advice I can give is to finish the digging of your potatoes immediately, separating the sound from the unsound, to pack them dry, as directed in the printed form issued by the Commissioners, and examine the pits frequently in fine weather; and also I would recommend the free application of lime and bog, or lime and sand to all your potatoes, sound as well as unsound. I do not recommend you to sell your tainted potatoes at starch mills, if you have pigs, cows, or horses to consume them at home. We must strictly economize every article fit for human food, and in the keeping of farm horses much can be saved. Potatoes, Swedish turnips, flaxseed meal, and pounded furze or whins are excellent food for horses, and will keep them in as good condition as oats.—(Loud cries of hear, hear.) I am so persuaded of the advantage of Autumn planting, both from the little experience I have had of it, and the reports of the able Commissioners now sitting in Dublin, that I have determined to plant a few acres immediately in strict accordance with their directions: and I recommend every farmer to try the experiment in some part of his farm; I also intend to try some new varieties of potatoes which I have seen grown this season with great success, particularly what is called the American Apple—I now exhibit some of them to you grown by myself this season, and a neighbouring clergyman has a large quantity in which he informs me he [these paragraphs were switched in the original text] has not as yet discovered a single one diseased. (Mr. Prentice had the potatoes produced, and distributed among the company for inspection. They were highly approved of by all present. So many as 120 very large and healthy potatoes were produced from one.) Mr. Prentice then continued—We have been too long using the same seed, and the introduction of a new and hardy species would be most desirable. As it appears from the report of the Commissioners that the prevailing disease has not yet reached the Southern parts of Europe, or, I believe, South America, I trust the government will not depend on private enterprise for the supply of new seed next spring, but that they will promptly fit up large vessels for the special purpose, giving free ventilation between decks, for the safe conveyance to this country of all the potatoes that can be spared from more favored nations. We must now, my dear friends, consider the best mode of meeting the calamity with which we are threatened. A great and important duty devolves upon us all, and I trust with God’s blessing we shall be able to perform it, in our respective stations, like men and Christians. I do not by any means apprehend a scarcity of provisions; we have not had any in my experience of 25 years a finer oat crop, and we have plenty of food for all who are able to pay for it, and also some to spare; but I do confess I feel some alarm for a large portion of our population, whose earnings will not be sufficient to purchase a better description of food than that to which they have been so long accustomed, and the general failure of which will place them in peculiar difficulties—I mean the agricultural labourer, to whom we all owe so much, and whose sufferings we are bound now to alleviate. The man who has a little farm, and is able to keep his cow and pig, can, from the high price of every article of produce, surmount his difficulties; but the poor labourer who has nothing to depend on but the products of his potato garden and con-acre for the support of himself and his family, is placed in a deplorable condition, and requires to be cheered and supported by us in this time of his severe trial. With respect to the potatoes set in con-acre[,] I think it my duty to say a few words: it is impossible to recommend any general rule for adoption; let every man’s conscience be his guide as to the regulation of this matter, and if I know the farmers on Lord Caledon’s estate[,] they will do what is equitable and right. (Hear.) I have in my own case done what I believed to be just, and I have the great pleasure of reflecting that it has given general satisfaction. (Hear.) I trust every one who now hears me will consider the advantages we all derive as farmers from our trusty labourers. I do not remember a season whne they had more difficulty to save our crops, and I have been struck with admiration to see the poor fellows working late and early during the present autumn to get all secured in our well filled stack-yards. Shall we, then, whom Providence has placed in comparative indep[end]ence forget our duties, or the services of our poorer, though less favoured brethren? No, I am sure there is too much grateful feeling in this large assembly to permit us to desert our solemn obligations; and we have a noble example set to us by our President, Lord Caledon, which I think it my duty now to lay before you, and which I trust may be thought worthy of imitation throughout the country. Before his lordship last went away from Caledon he expressed great anxiety to me respecting the labouring classes, and small landholders on his estate, and his desire to secure them a good supply of food at a moderate price. (Hear.) In consequence I purchased, at his lordship’s expense, 120 tons of oatmeal, which he desired me to store up, and distribute under certain restrictions at the proper time, at first cost price. Our petty sessions district contains 55 townlands, covering an area of 24 square miles, and by the last census has about 8,000 inhabitants. The entire district belongs to Lord Caledon, save three townlands, the property of another nobleman, who will of course see that his own tenants are taken care of. The Caledon estate, however, extends into the county of Armagh, and it is attached to other petty sessions districts; but taking the whole population of his lordship’s property at 10,000, we have an ample supply of oatmeal to afford food for one-fifth of it, (a larger number than I hope may require it,) for four months, namely—from the [first] of May to the first of September, at the moderate price of 17s per cwt. (Hear.) I shall not know the exact state of the general deficiency in the potato crop until the seed has been supplied in May. Now, if one individual landlord can thus provide for the probable wants of an entire district, why should the plan not be generally adopted of placing throughout each petty sessions district in Ireland a sufficient store of oatmeal, between this and the first of January next to meet the demands of the people? We have the prospect of plenty of employment at railroads, drainage, &c., for our working classes, and all they want is to have food secured to them at such a price as their wages will enable them to purchase. The division of the whole country into petty sessions districts forms the best boundary in my opinion for carrying out any measure of relief, according to the circumstances of each locality, and the government would at once have, as it were, a regular staff in the magistrates, local and resident, who, with the aid of the constabulary, would, I am sure, be ready to co-operate in carrying out such a measure for their suffering fellow-countrymen. If the gentry of property in each district could not lend all the moneyh to purchase the necessary provisions, let the government supply the deficiency on proper security, and where there were no local magistrates, (as may be the case in the West and other parts of Ireland,) the government could carry out the measure through the Stipendiary Magistrates of the district. This plan of assistance appears to me so feasible and simple in the present emergency, that I could not resist bringing it before you, and although it may not meet the eye of those in authority who would be able to recommend it for general adoption, I trust you will see it worked here successfully to the great benefit of those whose circumstances may require them to avail themselves of the humane and considerate provision made for their relief. (Hear, hear.) In speaking of our labouring classes, I must mention a circumstance which I think highly creditable to them. Saturday week last was our usual day for holding petty sessions, which you know are held once a fortnight; my friend, Mr. Alexander, and I took our seats on the bench at the appointed hour, the police officer from Dungannon was also in attendance, but on calling over the few cases entered on the face of our book, no one had a grievance, and we retired without having to make a single adjudication. I have detained you too long, gentlemen, but the subject is one which has occupied my thoughts for a long time, and I trust as one of the largest farmers on Lord Caledon’s estate, I shall not be found deficient in that duty to my dependents which I have taken the liberty of pointing out to others. (Cheers.)

The Armagh Guardian, 30 June 1846. "Caledon Estates Farming Society." Transcribed by Alison Kilpatrick.

Caledon Estates Farming Society.
  The annual show of clover and grasses of this society, took place on Tuesday, the 15th inst., the Judges—--Mr. John Pringle, Mr. Richard Darlington, and Mr. George M’Williams proceeded to inspect the crops of twenty-three competitors, under the following resolution of committee as the rule for their guidance, viz.--—Clover, grown either with or without a mixture of Rye or Perennial Grass.
  To the member whose sowing shall bear the highest proportion to the land he occupies--producing the best quality and largest quantity per acre, for house-feeding on his own farm; and also, that the same person may compete both for the largest quantity and best lot; but in this case can only obtain a money and an honorary premium.
  After a most careful inspection and comparison of the qualities, and weighing an average square yard and three-fourths of produce in each lot, and calculating the weight per acre, the judges came to the following decision which has given general satisfaction:
  First Class, above twenty Irish acres.
For the largest quantity, Mr. Charles Wilson, Dromess.
For the best Acre ... Mr. James Strutt, Ramakett.
   “   2d do.  Mr. Charles Wilson[,] Dromess.
   “   3d do.  Mr. James Huggins, Glenarb.
   “   4th do.  Mr. Robert Verner, Stragrane.
   “   5th do.  Mr. Joshua Wright, Mullaghmore.
Second class, under twenty Irish acres.
For the largest quantity, Mr. James Oliver, Lismulladown.
For the best half-acre ... Mr. Cornel. Simpson, Killinaul.
   “   2d. do.  Mr. James M’Clean, Killinaul.
   “   3d. do.  Rev. J.R. Chamley, Tullinashane.
   “   4th do.  Mr. Jas. M’Cleery, Mullacarnon.
   “   5th do.  Mr. James Oliver, Lismulladown.
   “   6th do.  Mr. James Henderson, Enagh.

Source: Tyrone Constitution, 30 October 1846. "County Tyrone Presentment Sessions." Online at the British Newspaper Archive, www.britishnewspaper-archive.co.uk (accessed 2015-11-17). Extracted by Alison Kilpatrick.

County Tyrone
Presentment Sessions,
Previous to Lent Assizes, 1847,
Under 6 and 7 Wm. IV., chap. 116, and 7 Wm. IV. chapter 2.
... At Aughnacloy, for the Lower Barony of Dungannon, on Tuesday, 15th December, 1846, at the hour of Ten o'clock in the morning, and from thence until Six o'clock in the evening, before the Magistrates then and there assembled, and a number not exceeding Six, of the following highest Cess-payers of said Barony, to be then and there selected by ballot, and appointed pursuant to the provisions of said Act, viz:——
1  James Fiddes, Aughnacloy.
2  William Cochrane, Annaroe.
3  James Irwin, Dyan.
4  John Happer, Armaloughery.
5  Robert Pettigrew, Crilly.
6  John Reed, Reskateriff.
7  David Wilkin, Glenarb.
8  George M'Williams, Lismullydown.
9  John Clarke, Lurgacullion.
10  David Beatty, Mulnahuneh.
11  John Darlington, Mulnaveigh.
12  John Hooey, Mullaghmore.

Transcriber's note: Similar panels of names were listed in this article for the Baronies of Clogher, Dungannon, Dungannon (Middle), Dungannon (Upper), Upper Half-Barony of Strabane, Lower Half-Barony of Strabane, West Omagh, and East Omagh.

Source: Tyrone Constitution, 4 December 1846. "Caledon Estates Farming Society." Online at the British Newspaper Archive, www.britishnewspaper-archive.co.uk (accessed 2015-11-19). Extracted by Alison Kilpatrick.

Caledon Estates Farming Society.
  At the November meeting of the above society the following were the adjudications of the Judges:——
  Wheat.——For the best acre: 1st, Mr. John Davidson; 2d, Mr. Marshal Henderson; 3d, Mr. Leslie Donnelly; 4th, Mr. David Wilkin.
  Oats.——For the best acre: 1st, Mr. Charles Wilson; 2d, Rev. J.R. Chamley, (honour;) 3d, Mr. J. M'Cleery; 4th, Mr. Patrick Mullin; 5th, Mr. David Wilkin.
  Barley.——For the best acre: 1st, Mr. Robert Wilkin; 2d, Mr. John Con; 3d, Mr. Timothy Marshall.
  Flax (1st Class).——For the best acre: 1st, Mr. John M'Aree; 2d, Mr. Robert Wilkin; 3d, Mr. John Pringle; 4th, Mr. James Wright; 5th, Henry L. Prentice, Esq., (honour;) 6th, Mr. Henry Edwards.
  Flax (2d Class).——For the best half acre: 1st, Mr. John Smith; 2d, Mr. James M'Kinney; 3d, Mr. John Wilson; 4th, Mr. Edward Simpson; 5th, Mr. James Oliver.
  Turnips (1st Class.)——For the best quantity: 1st, Widow Magee. For the best acre: 2d, Mr. David Wilkin; 3d, Mr. James M'Clure; 4th, Mr. Marshal Henderson; 5th, Mr. John Wilkin; 6th, Mr. Joshua Wright.
  Turnips (2d Class.)——For the largest quantity: 1st, Mr. James Oliver. For the best half acre: 2d, Mr. Robert Mercer; 3d, Mr. James M'Clean; 4th, Mr. John Kane; 5th, Mr. John Oliver.
  Cottiers' Houses, built by Owner.——1st, Mr. Wm. Morrison; 2d, Mr. Robert Barnes.
  Farms.——1st, Mr. Henry Edwards; 2d, Mr. James Oliver.
  Drainage and old Fences.——1st, Mr. Joseph Marshall.
  Horses suited for Farming Purposes.——For the best brood mare: 1st, Henry L. Prentice, Esq., (honour;) 2d, Mr. John Kane, Tullyglush; 3d, Mr. Robert Varnett; 4th, Widow Magee.
  For the best Two Year-old Colt or Filly, bred by the Exhibitor.——1st, Mr. James Huggins; 2d, Mr. Chas. Wilson; 3d, Mr. Joshua Wright.
  For the best Year-old Colt or Filly, bred by the Exhibitor.——1st, Henry L. Prentice, Esq., (honour;) 2d, Mr. James Strutt; 3d, Mr. James Huggins; 4th, Mr. Joseph Campbell.
  Black Cattle.——For the best milch cow, or in calf, of any breed: 1st, Lord Caledon (honour;) 2d, Henry L. Prentice, Esq., (honour;) 3d, Mr. John Barr (honour;) 4th, Mr. Charles Wilson; 5th, Mr. Cornelius Reilly; 6th, Mr. Joseph Hadden; 7th, Mr. James Keenan; 8th, Mr. Richard Darlington; 9th, Mr. John Corr; 10th, Mr. James Irwin.
  Two-year-old Heifers.——1st, Mr. Charles Wilson; 2d, Mr. Jas, Irwin; 3d, Mr. Andrew Wright; 4th, Mr. Richd. Marshall.
  Yearlings.——1st, Mr. Thomas Irwin; 2d, Mr. Richard Marshall; 3d, Mr. Charles Wilson; 4th, Mr. Jas. Wilson.
  Butter.——1st, Earl of Caledon (honour;) 2d, Mr. John Marshall; 3d, Mr. John Irwin; 4th, Mr. Robert Barnes; 5th, Mr. Jas. M'Clure; 6th, Mr. Joseph Hadden; 7th, Mr. Charles Wilson.
  Swine.——For the best brood sow: 1st, Mr. Barr (honour;) 2d, Henry L. Prentice, Esq., (honour;) 3d, Mr. James Keenan; 4th, Widow Magee; 5th, Mr. David Wright; 6th, William Cochrane, Esq., (honour;) 7th, Mr. George M'Williams; 8th, Mr. John Pringle; 9th, Mr. William Hooey.
  Poultry.——For the best pair of geese: 1st, Mr. George M'Williams; 2d, Mr. James Strutt. For the best pair of ducks: 1st, Mr. James Strutt; 2d, Henry L. Prentice, Esq., (honour.) For the best cock and hen: 1st, Mr. John Barr (honour;) 2d, Henry L. Prentice, Esq., (honour;) 3d, Mr. Robert Wilkin.

Source: Tyrone Constitution, 3 November 1848. "County Tyrone Presentment Sessions." Online at the British Newspaper Archive, www.britishnewspaper-archive.co.uk (accessed 2015-11-17). Extracted by Alison Kilpatrick.

County Tyrone
Presentment Sessions,
Previous to Lent Assizes, 1849,
Under the Act 6 and 7 Wm. IV., chap. 116, and 7 Wm. IV. chap. 2, section 5. ...
  At Aughnacloy, for the Lower Barony of Dungannon, on Tuesday, 12th December, 1848, at the hour of Eleven o'clock in the morning, and from thence until Six o'clock in the evening, before the Magistrates then and there assembled, and a number, not exceeding Six, of the following highest Cess-payers of said Barony, to be then and there selected by ballot, and appointed pursuant to the provisions of said Act, viz:——
James Fiddis, Aughnacloy.
Edward Walker, Esq., Lessenderry, Aughnacloy.
James Keenan, Caledon.
David Beatty, Mulnahunch, Castlecaulfield.
John Clark, Lurgacullion, Balligawley.
David Wilkin, Glenarb, Caledon.
Andrew M'Farland, Annaloughey, Balligawley.
Hugh Simpson, Esq., Millview, Aughnacloy.
John Pringle, Ballagh, Caledon.
James M'Kinley, Bockets, Balligawley.
John Reed, Reskateriff, Dungannon.
Thomas Irwin, Caledon.

Transcriber's note: Similar panels of names were listed in this article for the Baronies of Clogher, Dungannon, Dungannon (Middle), Dungannon (Upper), Upper Half-Barony of Strabane, Lower Half-Barony of Strabane, West Omagh, and East Omagh.

The Armagh Guardian, 26 March 1849. "Sweepstakes Ploughing Match." Transcribed by Alison Kilpatrick.

Sweepstakes Ploughing Match.
  A sweepstakes ploughing match was held on Wednesday the 14th instant, on the lands of Mr. Edward Magee, Glenarb, by a few crack ploughmen of the Caledon Farming Society, in consequence of some of them being dissatisfied with the awards of the judges of their late Society's ploughing match.
  The farmers in and about the neighbourhood of Caledon took great interest in this match, as none but top ploughmen entered for it.
  The ground to be ploughed by each competitor was half a rood, Irish measure——work to be completed in the space of 3 hours, the furrow 8 inches by 5. The ploughmen each performed their work in the given time.
  The judges, after a minute inspection of the work, awarded the first prize to Mr. Joseph Marshall, Mullaghmore, plough held by son Matthew; and it is but just also to remark that he with two others of the Caledon Society entered at the barony plough match at Dungannon, on Monday the 19th of March, where he took the first prize in the farmer'sclass, both last year and this also.
  On the whole, the day being fine, every person appeared satisfied with the amusement.
  The judges were Mr. M'Clure, Mr. John Pringle, and Mr. Richard Darlington.

The Armagh Guardian, 24 February 1851. "Caledon Estates Ploughing Match." Transcribed by Alison Kilpatrick.

  Caledon Estates Ploughing Match.——This match took place on Thursday last, on the farm of Mr. Arthur M'Gee, of Glenarb, near Caledon. Since the reorganisation of the society, in 1845, never had we such work done; certainly there was a marked improvement——twenty-two well appointed ploughs started.——Most of the ploughs were of the manufacture of Mr. William Gordon, Caledon, who has raised himself high in the estimation of farmers here as a plough-maker, and the work which was done certainly proved that there are not wanting men capable of making good use of his improved Barrowman's plough. The judges were——Mr. John Dickie, of Fellows Hall; Mr. George Howe, steward to Sir James Stronge, Tynan Abbey; and Mr. David Mitchell, Dunamoney, who were highly pleased with the work, stating, it would be a credit to either of the sister countries. They awarded as follows:——1st prize, Mr. John Barnes, plough held by Robert Roddy, the new plough (by Gordon of Caledon); 2d, George Constable, of Turry, held by self, the silver cup and one pound sterling (by rule of society, the silver cup can only be obtained or given to a member when the plough is held by himself or son; consequently, it went to the second man); 3d, Arthur M'Gee, Glenarb, held by self, £1; 4th, Edward M'Gee, Ballymacully, self, 17s 6d; 

Source: Tyrone Constitution, 15 December 1854. "County Tyrone Presentment Sessions." Online at the British Newspaper Archive, www.britishnewspaper-archive.co.uk (accessed 2015-11-17). Extracted by Alison Kilpatrick.

County Tyrone
Presentment Sessions,
Previous to Lent Assizes, 1855,
Under the Act 6 and 7 William IV., chapter 116, and 7 William IV., chapter 2.
  The Presentment Sessions for the County of Tyrone, previous to Lent Assizes, 1855, has been appointed to be held at the following times and places:—— ...
  At Aughnacloy, for the Lower Barony of Dungannon, on Tuesday, 2d January, 1855, at the hour of Eleven o'clock in the morning.
1  Mr. James M'Kinley, Bockets, Ballygawley.
2  Mr. Francis Wright, Ballyvaddy, Caledon.
3  Mr. Henry Edwards, Crievelough, do.
4  Mr. William Wilkin, [Caledon].
5  Mr. John Wright, Kilmore, [Caledon].
6  Mr. Samuel Allen, [Caledon].
7  Mr. David Wilkin, Glenarb, do.
8  Mr. Nathaniel Duff, Dergenagh, Ballygawley.
9  Mr. Samuel Graham, Aughnacloy.
10  Mr. Joseph Little, Glendarvagh, Aughnacloy.
11  Mr. John Simpson, Eskragh, Ballygawley.
12  Mr. David Beatty, Mulnahuch, Castlecaulfield.

Transcriber's note: Similar panels of names were listed in this article for the Baronies of Clogher, Dungannon, Dungannon (Middle), Dungannon (Upper), Upper Half-Barony of Strabane, Lower Half-Barony of Strabane, West Omagh, and East Omagh.

Source: Tyrone Constitution, 19 November 1858. "County Tyrone Presentment Sessions." Online at the British Newspaper Archive, www.britishnewspaper-archive.co.uk (accessed 2015-11-17). Extracted by Alison Kilpatrick.

County Tyrone
Presentment Sessions,
Previous to Lent Assizes, 1859,
Under the Act 6 & 7 Wm. IV., c. 116, and 7 Wm. IV., c. 2. ...
 At Aughnacloy, for the Lower Barony of Dungannon, on Tuesday, 11th January, 1859, at the hour of Eleven o'clock in the morning:——
1  Edward R. Evans, Esq. Annaroe, Caledon.
2  James Fiddes, Esq., Aughnacloy.
3  William Swan, jun., Esq., Caledon.
4  Mr. John Wilkin, Tannaghlane, Caledon.
5  Mr. David Barbar, Mullaghmore, do.
6  Mr. Henderson Hoey, Dyan, do.
7  Mr. John M'Farland, Arda, do.
8  Mr. John Clarke, Lurgascullion, Ballygawley.
9  Mr. David Wilkin, Glenarb, Caledon.
10  Mr. John Simpson, Eskragh, Aughnacloy.
11  Mr. James M'Kinely, Bockets, Ballygawley.
12  Mr. David Beatty, Mulnahunch, Castlecaulfield.

Transcriber's note: Similar panels of names were listed in this article for the Baronies of Clogher, Dungannon, Dungannon (Middle), Dungannon (Upper), Upper Half-Barony of Strabane, Lower Half-Barony of Strabane, West Omagh, and East Omagh.

Source: Northern Whig, 10 March 1860. "Breach of Trust and Robbery." Online at the British Newspaper Archive, www.britishnewspaper-archive.co.uk (accessed 2015-11-17). Transcribed by Alison Kilpatrick.

  Breach of Trust and Robbery.——A plausible scoundrel, who, it appears, represented himself to be a son of the late Rev. John Graham, rector of Tamlaghtard, in the diocese of Derry, recently insinuated himself into the confidence of Mr. Joseph M'Cleery, farmer, of Glenarb, in the neighbourhood of Caledon, in this county, who received him into his house and treated him with as much kindness as though he had been a near relative. Here the artful schemer remained for a week; at the end of which time, having previously discovered that his good-natured entertainer had cash to the amount of 20l. in a trunk, to which, it seems, the fellow had access, and taking advantage of the confidence reposed in him, he one day, in the absence of his dupe, decamped, taking the money with him, and has not since been heard of.——Tyrone Constitution.

Source: Armagh Guardian, 11 April 1862. "Sudden Death," of Owen Hughes. Online at the British Newspaper Archive, www.britishnewspaper-archive.co.uk (accessed 2015-11-17). Transcribed by Alison Kilpatrick.

  Sudden Death.——An inquest was held yesterday at Lymnagre, near Tynan, by A.R. Kaye, Esq., respecting the death of Owen Hughes of that place. It appeared that deceased went on the preceding day to Glenarb, which was a mile and a half from where he lived, to assist in setting potatoes. He was employed during the day in levelling the ground, and was represented to have been as well as usual. At six o'clock in the evening, however, he began suddenly to spit blood; he was immediately removed at his own request to the nearest house, where he expired in a few minutes.——Dr. Huston, who was examined at the inquest, was of opinion that the bursting of a blood vessel in the lungs was the cause of death, and the jury found a verdict accordingly.

Source: Tyrone Constitution, 27 April 1866. "County Tyrone Presentment Sessions." Online at the British Newspaper Archive, www.britishnewspaper-archive.co.uk (accessed 2015-11-17). Extracted by Alison Kilpatrick.

County Tyrone
Presentment Sessions,
Previous to Summer Assizes, 1866,
Under the Act 6 & 7 William IV, Chap 116, and 7 William IV, Chap 2. ... At Caledon, for the Lower Barony of Dungannon, on Tuesday, the 15th day of May next, at the hour of Eleven o'clock in the morning——
1  William Swan, Esq, Ahenis, Caledon
2  Mr William Mayne, Aughnacloy
3  Mr Andrew M'Creight, Ednageeragh, Aughnacloy
4  Mr William Brown, Caledon
5  Mr Joshua Moore, Mullaghmore, Caledon
6  Mr Andrew Wright, Kilmore, do.
7  Mr. James Cadoo, Kilshanagh, do.
8  Mr. David Wilkin, Glenarb, do.
9  Mr Francis Little, Aughnacloy
10  Henry Crossle, Esq. Innishmagh, Ballygawley
11  Mr John Reid, Reskateriff, Dungannon
12  Mr David M'Clean, Tulnavern, Ballygawley

Transcriber's note: Similar panels of names were listed in this article for the Baronies of Clogher, Dungannon, Dungannon (Middle), Dungannon (Upper), Upper Half-Barony of Strabane, Lower Half-Barony of Strabane, West Omagh, and East Omagh.

Source: Ulster Gazette, 4 August 1866. "M.R. Bell's Present Fixtures for Sales." Online at the British Newspaper Archive, www.britishnewspaper-archive.co.uk (accessed 2015-11-17). Extracted by Alison Kilpatrick.

M.R. Bell's Present Fixtures for Sales. ...
[Aug.] 8, Wednesday——Mr. Armstrong, Glenarb Meadows, at 10. ...

Source: Tyrone Constitution, 27 November 1868. "County Tyrone Presentment Sessions." Online at the British Newspaper Archive, www.britishnewspaper-archive.co.uk (accessed 2015-11-17). Extracted by Alison Kilpatrick.

County Tyrone
Presentment Sessions,
Previous to Lent Assizes, 1869,
Under the Act 6 & 7 William IV. chap 116, and 7 William IV, chap 2. ...
 At Aughnacloy, for the Lower Barony of Dungannon, on Tuesday, the 15th day of December, at the hour of Eleven o'clock in the morning——
Mr William Brown, Tanaghlane, Caledon
Mr Peter Soraghan, Aughnacloy
Mr Andrew Wright, Kilmore, Caledon
Mr James M'Kinley, Bockets, Aughnacloy
Mr Arthur Magee, Glenarb, Caledon
Mr Francis Little, Aughnacloy
Mr James Hadden, Drumackmay, Caledon
Mr John Clarke, Inishmagh, Ballygawley
Mr James Wright, Tullyrimmond, Brantry, Dungannon
Mr Joseph Hadden, Goland, Ballygawley
Mr Patrick O'Brien, Cranslough, Aughnacloy
Mr John Reid, Reskateriff, Dungannon

Transcriber's note: Similar panels of names were listed in this article for the Baronies of Clogher, Dungannon, Dungannon (Middle), Dungannon (Upper), Upper Strabane, Lower Strabane, West Omagh, and East Omagh.

Source: Belfast News-Letter, 23 October 1873. "Dungannon Quarter Sessions." Online at the British Newspaper Archive, www.britishnewspaper-archive.co.uk (accessed 2015-11-17). Extracted by Alison Kilpatrick.

Dungannon Quarter Sessions. ... 
  The following were sworn as the
  Grand Jury.——Messrs. John Stevenson, Coalisland (foreman); Wm. James Devlin, Cookstown; William Browne, Taraghlane; Peter Soraghan, Aughnacloy; Richard Brian, Gortnaskea; James M'Donald, Loughey; James Wilson, Shagrave; James M'Farland, Crew; John Wilson, Killyquin; Robert Stewart, Templereagh; Nathaniel Wilson, Moyard; Arthur M'Gee, Glenarb; Andw. Wright, Kilmore; Henry M'Kane, Benburb; Joshua Wright, Mullaghmore; Felix M'Niece, Lestainleet; Thomas Reynolds, Esdenargh; James Mullan, Loy; David Anderson, Cookstown; David Barbour, Mullaghmore; James Cadron, Tullygirvan; and Henry Edwards, Creenclough.

Source: Belfast News-Letter, 7 March 1878. "Sir James Stronge's Harriers." Online at the British Newspaper Archive, www.britishnewspaper-archive.co.uk (accessed 2015-11-17). Extracted by Alison Kilpatrick.

  Sir James Stronge's Harriers.——This splendid pack of hounds met in Caledon on Monday, and, shortly after eleven o'clock, their owner gave his huntsman, George M'Aree, orders to proceed to Glenarb, a short distance from the town. On entering the third field puss was started, taking along the Blackwater and into Kedew, where she turned and went into Mullaghmore; here she concealed herself for a few minutes, but her pursuers being close upon her, she again turned back to Kedew, taking a circuitous route through Mullaghmore again, and into Tanaghlane, where the hounds met the first check. A fresh hare was started, and a rattling good one, which took them through Tannaghlane [sic], Guiness, and Enagh, back again through Tullynashane, to the neat little town of Caledon. Poor puss stood in need of some refreshment after her long spin, but her enemy gave her no time for such indulgence, and she was obliged to return by the Blackwater banks, through Tullynashane meadows, and into Mullaghmore. At this time the rain fell in torrents, every person being thoroughly drenched; the hounds were called off, and puss was left to refresh herself with a bath in the open fields. The chase lasted four hours, during which time there was scarcely fifteen minutes' check, and, as usual in the hunting-field, some tumbles were witnessed. Amongst those who rode in with the hounds were:——Sir James Stronge, R.Q. Alexander, Esq.; —— Erwin, Esq.; —— Erwin, jun., Esq.; Dr. Huston, Miss Huston, Captain Alexander, E. Alexander, Esq.; J.G. Barton, Esq., Dungannon; —— Gunning, Esq., Cookstown; Captain Irwin, Cookstown; R. Smyth, Esq.; John Moutray, Esq.; Mr. Naye, Mr. Lyall, Mr. Knipe, and Mr. Gamble.——Correspondent.

Source: Belfast Morning News, 17 February 1881. "Hibernian Bank v. Heeny." Online at the British Newspaper Archive, www.britishnewspaper-archive.co.uk (accessed 2015-11-17). Extracted by Alison Kilpatrick.

High Court of Justice. ...
Common Pleas Division.
Dublin, Tuesday.
(Before Mr. Justice Lawson and Mr. Justice Harrison.) ...
  Hibernian Bank v. Heaney.
  Mr. Cumming (instructed by Mr. W.E. Simpson, Armagh) moved to make absolute a conditional order obtained by plaintiff for a garnishee order to attach a portion of a sum of £600 due to defendant by Arthur Magee, of Glenarb, County Tyrone. The defendant, John Heaney, is a farmer at Caledon, County Tyrone, against whom the Hibernian Bank had obtained judgment for £150 on foot of promissory notes. The £600 was due to him as the price of a portion of a farm which he had sold to Magee.
  Mr. O'Shaughnessy (instructed by Mr. Peel, Armagh) applied on behalf of the wife of the defendant that the motion should stand over, in order to prove that the farm really belonged to her, as administratrix of her mother, and not to her husband.
  The Court allowed the case to stand over.

Source: Belfast News-Letter, 5 April 1881. "Dungannon Quarter Sessions." Online at the British Newspaper Archive, www.britishnewspaper-archive.co.uk (accessed 2015-11-17). Tranascribed by Alison Kilpatrick.

Dungannon Quarter Sessions.
(From our Reporter.) ...
  Mr. L.M. Buchanan, Clerk of the Peace, was present, and swore the following gentlemen on the Grand Jury:
  Messrs. Robert Stevenson, Dungannon (foreman); John R. M'Donald, Cohannan; Richard Skelton, Benburb; Henry Wilson, Roughan; Henry M'Kane, Benburb; John Hodge, Cabragh; George Sloan, Gortgones; James Wilson, jun., Stragrane; Robert Burns, Ballynakelly; Peter Goraghan [sic], Aughnacloy; W.W. Brown, Killymaddy; Joseph Anderson, Ballymaguire; Francis M'Elhone, Dungannon; Thomas Hogg, Tullyconnell; Robert Stewart, Tempereagh; Thomas Hopper, Bramey; Arthur M'Gee, Glenarb; Samuel Howard, Annaguney; Joseph M'Gladrigan, Dungannon; Robert Storey, Coagh; Edward Hurson, Dungannon; Thomas Swan, Curlagh; John Hyde, Drumil; and Henderson Hoey, Dyan.

Source: Belfast News-Letter, 14 July 1881. "Assize Intelligence. County of Armagh. Record Court," re: Wilkin v. Magee and others. Online at the British Newspaper Archive, www.britishnewspaper-archive.co.uk (accessed 2015-11-17). Transcribed by Alison Kilpatrick.

Assize Intelligence.
County of Armagh. ...
Record Court.
  Lord Chief Baron Palles sat in the Record Court, and was occupied during the day with the hearing of the following
  Special Jury Record.
  Wilkin v. Magee and Others.
The plaintiff in this action was Robert D. Wilkin, of Glenarb, near Caledon; and the defendants were Arthur Magee and three other farmers of the same place. The cause of action was the alleged injury to the plaintiff's farm in consequence of the removal of an embankment, and damages were laid at £500.
  Counsel for the plaintiff——Mr. Porter, Q.C.; Mr. Monroe, Q.C.; and Mr. Frazier (instructed by Mr. Simmon, Dungannon). Counsel for the defendants——Mr. Andrews, Q.C.; Dr. Boyd, Q.C.; and Mr. Cuming (instructed by Mr. Simpson, Armagh).
  The plaintiff and defendants are tenants on the estate of the Earl of Caledon, and their holdings lie along the river Blackwater. A tributary stream, known as the Mullaghmore river, comes towards the Blackwater, which it joins at Magee's farm through a sluice. About a mile lower down another channel enters by a similar sluice at the mearing of Wilkin's farm. The holding of the plaintiff consisted of 113 acres, and Magee's of about 70 acres, and both were very little above the level of the bed of the Blackwater. To prevent flooding an embankment was formed by which the whole of the water brought down by the Mullaghmore was sent past the defendant's farm. On the 20th of January there was a heavy flood, and, as alleged by the plaintiff, the defendants cut, or caused to be cut, the embankment, and a portion of the water of the Mullaghmore being allowed to flow into the channel passing the plaintiff's holding lower down the Blackwater, and his crops were flooded.
  Mr. Barton, C.E., said the effect of making the opening in the embankment was to flood the plaintiff's lands and those lying on that side of the river, and prevent the flooding of the defendant's lands to a corresponding extent. The fact was that the action complained of relieved the defendant's lands at the expense of the plaintiff's.
  Mr. R.Q. Alexander, J.P., agent of the estate, said the tenants holding land along the bank of the stream in question subscribed in the year 1843 for the expense of the construction of the embankment referred to. The persons occupying the lands now held by the plaintiff and the defendants subscribed to that work, and he took it as indicating that all the farmers then interested were unanimous that the construction of the embankment was necessary.
  Other witnesses having been examined,
  Mr. Andrew opened the case for the defendants. He argued that his clients did not do the acts alleged, and that, even if they did so, they were entitled to do it, because it was manifestly unfair that the whole of the water should be sent by Magee's farm when there was a channel which the water had evidently made, practically forming an island.
  At the close of Mr. Andrews's statement,
  A Juror asked if it would be possible for the jury to see the place.
  Counsel on both sides joined in an application to his Lordship that the jury should be permitted to see the place.
  His Lordship said there was a technical difficulty in the way, the place being just outside the county. However, as counsel on both sides were willing that the jury should be allowed to see the place, he would make the order.
  Mr. H. Boyle, jun., the Sub-Sheriff, was instructed to arrange for the immediate conveyance of the jurors to Caledon, and Mr. Barton was assigned as mearsman for the plaintiff, and Mr. L.L. Macassey, C.E., for the defendants.
  The Court adjourned at a quarter to five o'clock until a quarter to eleven o'clock to-morrow morning.

Source: Belfast News-Letter, 14 July 1881. "County of Armagh," re: Robert D. Wilkin v. Sarah Ferguson and others. Online at the British Newspaper Archive, britishnewspaper-archive.co.uk (accessed 2015-11-18). Transcribed by A. Kilpatrick.

County of Armagh.
(From our correspondent.)
  Armagh, Thursday.——At twelve o'clock to-day, Lord Chief-Baron Palles took his seat on the bench.
  Robert D. Wilkin v. Sarah Ferguson and others.
  This was an action for flooding of plaintiff's lands at Glenarb, the particulars of which appeared in the News-Letter of this morning.
  Mr. Porter, Q.C.; Mr. Monroe, Q.C.; and Mr. Frazer (instructed by Mr. Simmons), appeared for the plaintiff; and Dr. Boyd, Q.C.; Mr. Andrews, Q.C.; and Mr. Cuming, B.L. (instructed by Mr. Simpson), appeared for the defendants.
  Arthur M'Gee, one of the defendants, was examined. He stated that a weighty beam was at present lying across the top of the portion of the embankment alleged to have been interfered with. Before the flood of July, 1879, he saw the water going frequenly over the embankment. He had not at that time or any time afterwards touched the point of the embankment in dispute. About seven or eight acresw of his land were flooded at that time.
  Several witnesses were examined.
  Dr. Boyd, in addressing the jury on behalf of the defendants, said Lord Caledon was equally interested in the case with the plaintiff.
  Mr. Monroe said he did not understand the sneer about Lord Caledon. Nothing could be more satisfactory than to see Lord Caledon coming forward with his tenants, and assisting them in such a case. It showed the admirable relationship that existed between them.
  The jury found for the plaintiff——£4 for the injury done to the grass, and £1 for the injury to potatoes.
  This concluded the business of the assizes.

Source: Belfast News-Letter, 1 October 1891. "Glenarb, Caledon, County Tyrone," re: sale of farm, by private treaty. Online at the British Newspaper Archive, www.britishnewspaper-archive.co.uk (accessed 2015-11-17). Transcribed by Alison Kilpatrick.

Glenarb, Caledon, County Tyrone.
Valuable Tillage and Grazing Farm
For Sale, by Private Treaty.
  Tenders will be received by the undersigned, up till Tuesday, 13th October, 1891, for that most desirable Farm of Land, situate in Glenarb, County Tyrone, containing 102 acres 1 rood 30 perches, Statute measure, held by Mr. Robert D. Wilkin, as statutory tenant, under the Right Honourable the Earl of Caledon, at the yearly judicial rent of £87, Poor-law valuation being £120 5s.
  The Land, naturally of very superior quality, is in the highest state of cultivation, well fenced and watered, and equally suited for grazing or tillage. This Farm adjoins the Blackwater river, and is situated 1-1/2 miles from Caledon, and 2-1/2 from Tynan Station (G.N. Railway), and 9-1/2 miles from the city of Armagh.
  There is a good Two-storey Slated Dwelling-house on the Farm, suitable for a respectable family, and substantial Office-houses, chiefly slated, the greater part of which were lately erected, and all suited to size of Farm; also, one Cottier's House.
  A Threshing Machine and Churning Machine, recently erected (both by Scott, Belfast), will be required to be taken by the Purchaser of Farm at a valuation. A portion of purchase-money may, if desired, remain in hands of Purchaser; terms as agreed upon.
  The above offers an opportunity that rarely occurs of securing a Farm, every portion of which is of uniform high quality, and noted for the fattening qualities of its pasture, and locally known as one of the best farms on the Caledon Estate.
  A Deposit of £250 will be required when Purchaser is declared. Possession can be given within a few weeks after Sale.
  Robert D. Wilkin,
  Glenarb, Caledon.
Caledon, September 25th, 1881.

Source: Dublin Daily Nation, 13 September 1899. "Presentation Nuns, Portadown. Bazaar in Aid of New Convent and Schools." Online at the British Newspaper Archive, www.britishnewspaper-archive.co.uk (accessed 2015-11-17). Transcribed by Alison Kilpatrick.

Transcriber's note: The item of interest to Glenarb townland was the presence of the Misses M'Gee, of Glenarb House, Caledon, in the Ladies of Portadown Stall, at the bazaar above-mentioned in the Source reference.

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