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Caledon Estate Farming Society Prizes & Awards, Caledon, Co. Tyrone, November 1845


Caledon Estate Farming Society Prizes & Awards, Caledon, Co. Tyrone, November 1845

Extracted from the Armagh Guardian, November 18 1845

Transcribed, Compiled and Submitted by
Len Swindley, Melbourne, Australia
len_swindley[at]hotmail.com



[The Caledon Estate consisted of townlands in Aghaloo & Clonfeacle Parishes, Cos. Tyrone and Armagh]

 

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, almost 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 McCLEAN, Esqrs., Messrs. JOHN WILSON, CHARLES WILSON, JAMES HENDERSON, CHARLES SMALLON, LESLIE MOORE, JOHN WILKIN, ROBERT WILKIN, DAVID WILKIN, THOMAS SWAN, JAMES McCLURE, ROBERT JOHNSON, WILLIAM JOHNSON, &c……….

 

ADJUDICATIONS

The following is a list of the adjudications read by the secretary:

 

FLAX:

First Class

Mr. BARR

Mr. James McKIGNEY

H. L. PRENTICE, Esq.

Mr. Robert MARSHALL

Mr. Joshua WHITE

Mr. Robert BARNS

Mr. Andrew GANLEY

 

Second Class

Mr. James OLIVER

Mr. Andrew WRIGHT

Mr. Robert CAMPBELL

Mr. John McCRUDDEN

Mr. Edward SIMPSON

 

Judges:

Mr. James McCLURE

Mr. James WRIGHT

Mr. James OLIVER

OATS:

Henry L. PRENTICE, Esq.

Mr. James OLIVER

Rev. Mr. CHAMLY

Mr. Leslie MOORE

Mr. Robert WILKIN

Mr. James STRUTT

Mrs. MAGEE

 

Judges

Mr. John WILKIN

Mr. Wm. CAMPBELL

Mr. John LEWERS


WHEAT:

Mr. BARR (merit)

Mrs. JOHNSTON

Mr. Joseph WRIGHT

Mr. John WILKIN

Mr. James IRWIN

Mr. Thomas HENDERSON

Mr. Leslie MOORE

 

Judges

Mr. W. T. KNOX

Mr. Robert BARNES

Mr. John BARR


BARLEY:

One Acre Class

Henry L. PRENTICE, Esq.

Mr. Robert WILKIN

Mr. Patrick QUIN

Half Acre Class

Mr. William CAMPBELL

Mr. John CORR

 

Judges

(same as for Oats)


POTATOES:

First Class

Mr. John GIRVIN

Mr. Joseph MARSHALL

Mr. John BARR

Mr. James WRIGHT

Second Class

Mr. John CORR

Mr. Wm. CAMPBELL

Mr. Wm. LESLIE


TURNIPS

First Class

Mr. Robert WILKIN

Mr. David WILKIN

Mr. John BARR

Mr. James STRITT

Second Class

Mr. Robert MERCER

Mr. Edward SIMPSON

Mr. John OLIVER

 

[Mr. Prentice’s turnips though not submitted for competition, is altogether a splendid crop, and the tillage well deserving the attention of members]

 

FARMS: The Judges report “the number of farms submitted for inspection was nine – six in the first class, none in the second; two in the third; and one for which prizes had not been appointed for its class”. The premiums were awarded:

 

First Class

Mr. Charles WILSON

Third Class

Mr. Thomas HALLIGAN


COTTAGES:

Mr. James OLIVER

Mr. Robert BARNS

Mr. George McWILLIAMS

Judges

Messrs. John BARR

George McWILLIAMS

Henry EDWARDS

James OLIVER




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