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Petition to Lord Abercorn from his Tenants in Leckpatrick Parish 1849

Extracted from the LONDONDERRY JOURNAL, and transcribed and submitted by Len Swindley, Melbourne, Australia
Transcribed, compiled and submitted by Len Swindley, Melbourne, Australia
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December 12, 1849

[ADVERTISEMENT]

TO THE EDITOR

SIR – As you have given publicity last week to a letter, written by *MAJOR HUMPHREYS, reflecting not a little on the Rev. M. CHAMBERS, might I ask a favour of you to give the same publicity to the following, in vindication of his conduct in the proceedings of the Leckpatrick Tenantry, and oblige yours,

A TENANT

Leckpatrick, 10th December 1849

[COPY]

SIR, - We the undersigned, having seen, in your paper of last week a letter by Major HUMPHREYS, containing a Declaration by each of the gentleman who signed a Requisition, calling a meeting of Lord ABERCORN’S Tenants, in this parish, to consider the propriety of petitioning his Lordship for an abatement of Rent, cannot allow that letter to go before the world without at the same time expressing, with all due respect to the Major, our most decided approbation of the conduct of the two Rev. Gentlemen, viz. Rev. M. CHAMBERS and Rev. B. McKENNA, and other Gentlemen who signed the requisition with them. All the Requisitionists deserve our very best thanks for the straight-forward course adopted by them in calling us together, but especially the two Rev. Gentlemen of the parish, for their able, independent and manly advocacy of our claims, these hard times, for a reduction of Rents.

(Signed)

BOAGLE John

 

BROWN Hugh

 

CARTEN John

 

CHRISTY John

 

CHRISTY John

 

COX James

 

DEERY William

 

DEVIN Hugh

 

DEVIN James

 

DEVIN Michael

 

DOHERTY James

 

DONAGHY John

 

DONNELL Charles

 

DONNELL William

 

DORAGH Thomas

 

KELLY Bryan

 

KELLY James

 

KIRK Patrick

 

KIRK Widow

 

McANULTY Neal

 

McBRIDE James

 

McCAY John

 

McCAY John

 

McCREA William

 

McLAUGHLIN Charles

 

McSHANE John

 

PORTER James

 

PORTER James

 

PORTER John

 

PORTER William

 

REILLY William

 

SMYTH Robert

 

WEIR David

 

WEIR John

 

WEIR William

 

 

*Major Humphreys was Agent to the Marquis of Abercorn and the hard times referred to were the effects of the Great Famine.