From the Directory of Belfast and Ulster
Town Commissioners for 1856
Lord Lurgan, chairman; James Malcolm, John Lockhart, Arthur Donnelly,
W.W. Paul Charles Magee, John Ross, George Lockhart, Joseph Murray,
John Gilbert, John Hancock, J.P.; John Hazlett and James Armstrong.
Treasurers,the Northern Banking Company; auditors, H. Greer. Solicitor;T.
Bank manager; Surveyor and town clerk, William Sear.
Collector of rates, James Ruddel.
Inspector of nuisances, John Dobson.
Scavenger, Wm. Davis
Post Office, Main street,
Wm. B. Morris, postmaster.
Letters from Dublin, the South of Ireland, and England, arrive
every morning at 3, and are dispatched every evening at 9.15.
Letters from Belfast, the North of Ireland, and Scotland, arrive
every day at 12.36 and are dispatched every day at 12.44.
Letters from Antrim, and other parts of the North, arrive every
evening at 8.40, and are dispatched every morning at 3.15.
Courthouse, Market street,
Jane Ferguson, keeper
Bridewell, William street,
William Neill, keeper
Union Workhouse, Union street,
Wm. McElvey, Master; Harriet McCloskie, mistress;
Clerk and returning officer, Thos. Hunter
Neal McCarron, head constable
Dispensary, Market street,
Robert S. Hannay, surgeon
Stamp Office, Market street,
W.B. Morris, sub distributor
Belfast Banking Company, Market street;
Henry Greer, agent,
Northern Banking Company, Market street,
Thos. Hall, manager.
Ulster Banking Company, Market street;
Thomas Pentland, manager
Railway Station, lower end of William street;
Joseph Wilkinson, head clerk
Gas Works, William street,
Saml. Neill, manager
Parish Church, Rev. Thos. Knos, rector, Rev. Thomas Cosgrave,
Presbyterian Church, High street.
Rev Thos. Millar, minister
Wesleyan Methodist Chapel, High street.
Rev. Wm. Molloy, superintendent;
Rev. Brown; Rev. Kerr
Primitive Methodist Chapel, Castle lane
Friends Meeting House, Ballyblagh
Roman Catholic Chapel, Back lane, (now North Street)
Rev. Dr. OBrien, P.P.; Gribben, curate.
Lurgan Young Mens Christian Association.
President, M.H. Murphy; vice-presidents, N. Douglas, and R. Willey;
Treasurer, Mr. Eakins; secretary, H. Mathers; committee, Messrs.
Murphy, Douglas, Willey, Eakins, Mathers, A. Cherry, Courtenay,
and J. Ruddell; librarian, J. Ruddell.
Lurgan Mechanics Institute.
Frs. Watson and John Hancock, Esq., J.P., Trustees.
Lurgan Literary Institute.
Wm. Crossley, Esq., president; Wm. Shaw, M.D., Treasurer
Public Subscription Library, in Newsroom,
W.H. Brennian, librarian
Reading Room, over Market street,
W. Shaw, M.D. Secretary
Friendly Society, established 1845.
Rev. W. P. Oulton, and Rev. T. Millar, trustees; James Armstrong,
treasurer; Wm. H. N. Brennian, secretary.
NOBILITY AND GENTRY.
Armstrong, Wm., Market street
Boyd, Joseph Hall, Market street
Boyd, Mrs. M., Market street
Crossley, William, Golconda
Cuppage, Thomas, Silverwood
Douglas, Charles, D.L., J.P., Grace Hall
Fforde, Francis, Raughlin
Greer, George, J.P., Woodvale
Greer, Henry, Antrim street
Greer, Miss, High street
Girdwood, John, High street
Hancock, John, J.P., Market street
Hazlett, Miss D., Market street
Lurgan, Right Hon. Lord, Brownlow House
Macoun, John, Linenhall, Moyraverty
Macoun, John, Ashfield, Kilmore
Mercer, Henry, Laurel vale
Overend, Miss, Market street
Watson, Francis, Lakeview
Watson, Hugh, Beechpark
Watt, Mrs. S., High street
CLERGY AND PROFESSIONAL
Bell, John, surgeon and apothecary, Main street
Brown, Rev. Mr., Wesleyan minister, High street
Cosgrave, Thos., A.B., Curate, High street
Gilbert, Jonathan, surgeon and apothecary, Market street
Girdwood, Wm., Solicitor, Market street
Greer, Henry, solicitor, Market street
Hazlett, John, solicitor, Market street
Hanny, R.S., Surgeon and apothecary, Market street
Kerr, Rev. Mr., Primitive minister, Castle lane
Knox, Rev. Thomas, A.M., official surrogate, and other of the
and examining chaplains, rural dean, & c., Glebe house
MacLaughlin, Wm. Ross, surgeon& physician to the Lurgan Workshop,
Millar, Rev. Thomas, Presbyterian minister, Manse
Molloy, Rev. Mr., Wesleyan minister, High street
Morris, Robert, solicitor, Market street
OBrien, Rev. Dr., parish priest, vicar general, Chapel house,
Pentland, Thos. manager of Ulster Bank, Market street
Rodgers, Samuel, surgeon, & c., Market street
Sear, William, civil engineer, town clerk and town surveyor; also
surveyor to the estates of
the Right Hon. Lord Lurgan, High street
Shaw, William, surgeon, & c., Market street
We make this information freely available to genealogists and Family Historians, but at no time may this information be used on a pay site or sold for profit.