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June, 1849 Lurgan, Portadown and Banbridge Advertiser and Agricultural Gazette


THE BOARD OF GUARDIANS will, on Thursday, the 21st Inst., consider proposals from competent persons, for correcting all Errors and Omissions, and to Value Newly Created Property on the same basis as the existing Valuation, and to insert the proper Names of Occupiers, Immediate Lessors at and under 4 value, and Landlords.

A scale of the particular Work required to be done, may be seen on application to me at the Workhouse, from 10 to 4 o'clock each day.

"Scaled" Tenders, for completion of Work, endorsed "Valuation," will be received by me to 11 o'clock on the 21st Inst., at which hour the Board will meet, and personal attendance will be required.
Clerk of Union.
Workhouse, Lurgan,
June 1st, 1849.



On Friday, the 1st inst., aged 79 years, Margaret, relict of the late Mr. William Stevenson, of Tullyear, near Banbridge. She died with a composure of mind suitable to the magnanimity which distinguished her character, and with sentiments of piety becoming that supreme respect for religion which she manifested in every occurrence in her life.



TO WIT, ------ PURSUANT to the Provisions of an Act of Parliament passed on the 9th year of the Reign of King George the 4th, Cap. 82; Intituled "An Act to make Provision for the Lighting, Cleansing, and Watching of Cities, Towns Corporate, and Market Towns in Ireland, in certain cases," I do hereby appoint a Meeting to be held in the Court House, Lurgan, on Monday, the 2nd day of July next, at the hour of Twelve o'clock noon, for the purpose of Electing Fourteen Commissioners to carry the Provisions of the said recited Act into execution in the said Market Town of Lurgan, for the Three Years succeeding the 31st of July, 1849.

All persons who occupy and who for twelve months then next previous, shall have occupied within the limits of the said Market Town of Lurgan, a Dwelling House of the Annual Value of Five Pounds at the least, shall be admitted and entitled to vote at the said Meeting.

Chairman of the Commissioners.
Dated at Lurgan this 14th day of June, 1849.



Tea, Wine, and Spirit Store, BRIDGE-STREET, BANBRIDGE. ------------



On Thursday, the 21st Inst., in Banbridge Church, by the Rev. William Metge, John Taylor, Esq., M.D., eldest son of Robert Taylor, Esq., of Shanrod House, Dromore, to Mary Anne, only daughter of the late Samuel Bradbury, Esq., Banbridge.



At Maralin, on Saturday, the 23rd Inst., in his 19th year, Mr. Charles Montgomery, sincerely regretted by all who knew him. At Clerkhill, near Borrisokane, on the 12th Inst, Mrs. Margaret Kelly, in the one hundred and fiftieth year of her age. She had been out walking on the Sunday previously, and died after a few hours illness retaining perfect possession of her faculties until her last moments, leaving children to the fifth generation.



In Loughbrickland, on Thursday, 21st Inst. by the Rev. S. Sims, Mr. John Trimble, of Ballydown, to Margaret, eldest daughter of Mr. William Ervin, Lisnaree, near Banbridge.



A quantity of Well-Saved Italian PERENNIAL RYE-GRASS HAY, Of the very best quality, WILL BE SOLD BY AUCTION, In Lord Lurgan's Domain, On Wednesday, 4th July next, Sale to commence at 11 o'clock, forenoon. P. MAGEE, Auctioneer. Lurgan, June 23rd, 1849.



We (Newry Telegraph) by this week's mail from America, have received, from a friend in Quebec, the following communication relative to the loss of the brig 'Hannah' from this port. For the perfect accuracy of the representation of our correspondent, we can unhesitatingly vouch; and his statement, with the explanatory list setting forth the names of the parties saved and lost, and specifying the counties whence they had emigrated will be read with much interest, and will have the effect of allaying the deep and painful anxiety which the tidings of the disastrous occurrence excited in the minds of many of the inhabitants of the rural districts adjacent to Newry:- Quebec, 18th May, 1849.

By the last mail you will have heard of the melancholy loss of the ship, Hannah, Captain Shaw, which sailed from Warrenpoint for this port, with passengers on the 3d. of April last. Many of the passengers went down with the vessel, or perished miserably on the ice; but the exact loss cannot now be ascertained, as the ship's list of their number and description was lost.- I enclose you a printed list of the persons saved, the publication of which, in The Telegraph, will answer all the purposes of a full list of all lost and saved - as the friends of those parties who sailed by the Hannah, and who are not mentioned in the enclosed, will understand, that all such are among those who perished. It would appear that great blame is to be attached to Captain Shaw, in this melancholy affair, whose cowardice and inhumanity are said to have been conspicuous throughout.

The Doctor's disposition, with that of Richard Irving, one of the sailors on board the Hannah, (which corroborate each other) are both forwarded by this mail to Mr. James Ferguson, the charterer of the vessel. The surviving passengers arrived at Quebec, of course in a miserably destitute and almost naked condition; but through the active and benevolent exertions of Mr. Hyde, a sum of 50 and a large quantity of clothing, were collected from the charitably disposed, and they were enabled to proceed free, and with each a small supply of money, to their several destinations, comfortably clad, and without any loss of time. The head-money, which would have been leviable on the passengers, had the Hannah arrived in port, was handed by Messrs. Hyde & McBlain, on account of Mr. Ferguson, to the Emigration Agent, and by him repaid to the surviving passengers.

List of passengers per brig 'Hannah', Curry Shaw, master, from the port of Newry, Ireland, which was wrecked by the ice in the Gulf of St. Lawrence, on the 29th April, 1849, distinguishing those saved and those lost, as nearly as can be ascertained: James Murphy and wife; William Tadford, wife and child (1 child lost); Michael McGill, wife and two children; Owen McCourt and wife; Patrick McGurk, with wife and two children; Joseph Kerr, wife and 2 do.; (5 children lost); Alexander Thompson, wife and 4 children, (father and mother, and his child lost); Peter Murphy, wife and child; John Delaney, wife and sister; Wm. Henderson, wife and 4 children (1 child lost); John Murphy, wife and 4 children (2 children lost); David Garvin, and wife; Ann McGinn (6 children lost); Ann McEwan and sister (2 brothers and 2 sisters lost); Henry Grant and wife (4 children lost); Ann Lennon, daughters, 2 sons and niece; Daniel McGuigan and brother; William Wood; Thomas Cannon, sister and 2 brothers; (father, mother, and the children's niece lost); Eliza Blackstock; Samuel Henderson; Edward Nugent; Charles Mulholland; Edward McElhern, wife and child (mother, and 6 of his children lost); Patrick McGrory, wife and 3 children,(4 children lost); James Ward, wife and 4 children; Alice McKinley and cousin; James McVerry; Peter Loughran, wife and 6 children; Eliza Perdue and 2 daughters; Thomas Quin, brother and brother and sister-in-law; Jane Thompson and sister, (father and mother lost); Mary Ann Brantford; Peter McFarlane, (father, mother, and two brothers lost); Michael Grant, mother, sister, uncle, and brother - the foregoing persons are from the County Armagh. Patrick McGinn; John Tuft and son, (wife and 2 children lost); County Down; Andrew Kelly, County Tyrone; Joseph Murphy and sister, children - South of Ireland. Catherine Hart -unknown.

Total number ascertained to be lost, 49, which, with 127, the number saved, made 176, the total number supposed to be embarked.



At the Midsummer Examinations in the Lurgan Classical, Mathematical, English, and Mercantile Academy, the following young Gentlemen excelled in the respective departments to which their names are annexed.

1st class. J. Cuppage, W. Cuppage, R. Bell, J. Macoun, S. Gilbert. 2nd class. J. Scott, J. Brown, W. M'Carten, A. Atkinson, R. Clark, H. Nettleton. 3rd class. J. Gilbert, J. M'Loughlin, T. Ridgeway, J. M'Kernan. 4th class. R. Magee, J. Ross, J. Hunter, H. Ross, R. Moore, A. Wells, A. Donnelly, J. M'Corry. 5th class. T. M'Carten, R. Ruddock, T. Gilbert. 6th class. B. Bullick, J. Simpson, J.G. Lockhart, A. Simpson, J.J. Moore.

1st class. R. Bell, W. Cuppage, J. Scott, S. Gilbert, L. Wells, Nettleton. 2nd class. J. Brown, J. Cuppage, A. Atkinson, J. M'Cown, W. M'Carten, J. M'Kernan, J. Gilbert, H. Macaw. 3rd class. J. M'Loughlin, A. Donnelly, R. Moore, R. Magee, J. M'Corry, R. Clark, J. Hunter, A. Wells, R. Ruddock. 4th class. T. M'Carten, H. Ross, J. Ross, J.G. Lockhart, B. Bullick

1st class. W. Cuppage, R. Bell, H. Nettleton, J. Scott, T. L. Wells, S. Gilbert. 2nd class. J. Brown, John M'Cown, James Macoun, J. Cuppage, J. Gilbert, J. M'Donald, T. Ridgeway, H. Macaw. 3rd class. R. Moore, J. M'Loughlin, R. Magee, A. Wells.

1st class. J. Scott, W. Cuppage, W. M'Carten, J. Cuppage, H. Nettleton, T. L. Wells, A. Atkinson. 2nd class. J. Brown, J. Macoun, W. Macoun, R. Clark. 3rd class. R. Moor, J. Hunter, A. Donnelly.

James Macoun, R. Bell, W. Cuppage, J. Cuppage, W. M'Carten, W. Macoun, J. R. Macoun, S. Gilbert, C. Coulter, A. Armstrong, H. Nettleton.

1st class. J. Scott, R. Bell, S. Gilbert, W. Cuppage, J. Macown, B. M'Kernan, J. Gilbert. 2nd class, T. Ridgway, H, M'Caw, L. Wells, J. M'Kernan. 3rd class, J. M'Loughlin, J. Brown, R. Moore.

R. Bell, W. Cuppage, J. Cuppage, W. M'Carten, A. Atkinson, C. Coulter, J. Scott, H. Nettleton, J. Brown.

W. Cuppage, R. Bell, J. Cuppage.

R. Bell, W. M'Carten, A. Atkinson.

W. Cuppage, R. Bell, J. Cuppage, J. Macoun, W. Macoun, S. Gilbert, J. Scott, C. Coulter, L. Wells.

R. Bell, J. M'Cown, J. Cuppage, J. Scott, J. M'Donald, W. Cuppage, S. Gilbert, W. Macoun.

J. Macoun, R. Bell, W. Cuppage, J. Cuppage.

R. Bell, J. Scott, W. Cuppage, J. Brown.

W. Cuppage, J. Kerr.

James Macoun.

J. Bell.

R. Bell, W. M'Carten, J. Cuppage, C. Coulter, A. Atkinson.

R. Bell.

Business will be resumed July 26th. -------------- MR. HUNTER's primary object is to prepare young gentlemen for Business, and for College, while considerable attention is devoted to the more interesting branches of Science and Literature. Elementary courses of Instruction have already been given on the Mechanics of Action, Composition, Astronomy, and Belles Lettres. It has been found that by the system pursued, a competent knowledge of the ordinary branches can be secured, while a taste for literature can be imparted, such as may in after life open up sources of pleasure, pure and inexhaustible. while leading his pupils to engage in voluntary study, Mr. H. is anxious to avoid all stimulants but those which reason and religion justify. He disapproves of Premiums, because they invariably fill the mind with false hopes, or vain fears,--with silly pride, or unfounded shame, and turn the attention to knowledge, not as a thing good in itself, but as a thing which we must be bribed to learn. June 26th, 1849.

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