Lurgan Business Directory 1880|
From the Directory of Belfast and Ulster
John Hancock, J.P., Chairman; James Malcolm, J.P.; John. J. Bell, John Johnston, J.P.; William Baird, Robert Mathers, Thomas Reburn, William Maheffy, William Crawford, John Black, George R. Carrick, James Arbuckle, Joseph Allen, E.J. Parkinson, and John W. Olpherts.
Board meets first Monday in each month at twelve o’clock.
Officers: Thomas Lutton, Town Clerk; W.J. O’Neill, C.E., Town Surveyor; Sanitary Officer, DR Russell; Consulting Sanitary Officer, DR Agnew; sanitary sub-officer, J. Dunwoody, Town Constable.
Lord Lurgan’s Office -- John Hancock, J.P., Agent and receiver; W.J. Fleming, bookkeeper
stamp Office -- Robert Mathers, distributor.
PLACES OF WORSHIP.
Church of Ireland, Parish Church, Church place
Rev. Theophilus Campbell, D.D., Rector
Rev. S.J. Hackett, A.B., And Rev. J.G. Burton, A.B., Curates; C.H. Poole, organist; J.W. Greer, J.P., R. Mathers, and J.J. Bell, parochial nominators; Courtney Johnston and James Johnston, Hill street, churchwardens. Parish Church, Ardmore -- Rev. H. W. Litt, A.B., Rector
First Presbyterian Church, High street
Rev. John McIlveen, M.A.
Second Presbyterian Church, Hill street
Rev. C.W. Kennedy
Wesleyan Church, High street
Revs. J. Storey and J.D. Lamount
Primitive Wesleyan Methodist Chapel, Queen street
Rev. George Robinson
Friends’ Meeting-house, Queen street
Roman Catholic Chapel, North street
Revs James Mc Kenna, P.P.; P Mc Connell, C.C.; and P.P. Campbell, C.C.
Lurgan College -- This splendid school (under Watts endowment) stands on the Lough Neagh Road.
Head master, W.T. Kirkpatrick, M.A.; Trustees, J. Hancock, J.P.; J.W. Greer, J.P.; And James Anderson
Hill street National School
Patron, Rev. C.W. Kennedy; teacher, Mrs. Nicholson
Free School, North street
Patron, Rev. Dr. Campbell; teachers, R. Howell and Ann Anderson
St. Peter’s National School, North street
Patron, Rev. J. Mc Kenna; teacher, F McCarthy
Head master, Alexander Greer, first assistant, W.J. Keatley; second assistant, Andrew Gaddis; head mistress, girls’school, Elizabeth Collins; first assistant, Julia Greer; second assistant, Christina Stewart Head mistress, infants’ school, Ellen Gray; first assistant, M.J. Brown; second assistant, Elizabeth Canavan
Lurgan National School, High street
Patron, Rev. John McIlveen; W. Gibson and Letitia Hanan, teachers
Ragged School, Queen street
Teacher, Maria Hull
Belfast, High street -- E. Harper, manager agent for National Provident Institution;
Northern, High street -- H. Megarry, manager;
Ulster, Market street -- J. Dill, manager;
Lurgan Loan Bank, Hill street -- W. Baird proprietor
Gas Works, William street -- T. Tallentire, manager; Fred. W. Magahan, secretary. Board of directors meet on the first Monday in each month
Railway station, William street -- J. Wilkinson, stationmaster; Joseph McCoubrey, ticket Clerk
Mechanics’ Institute, Market street -- President, Lord Lurgan; secretary, Fred. W. Magahan; librarian, William Setters. Reading-room open from 7 a.m. till ten p.m., every day of the week except Sunday.
Union Workshop -- Clerk, James Donaldson; master, Robert Taylor; matron, Mrs. Taylor; medical officer, Dr. Adamson. Board of guardians meet every Thursday at eleven o’clock
Courthouse -- This is a very commodious building in William street, recently erected by the County Armagh at a cost of £4,000. Mrs. Malone, caretaker.
Bridewell, William street -- Davis Sheppard, keeper.
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, commanded by Head-Constable Henderson, and Constables Smith, Kelly, Sullivan and Edwards.
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