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Abercorn Estate - The Lord Lieutenant & His Donegal and Tyrone Tenantry, 1868
Extracted from the Londonderry Standard, October 14 1868

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



THE LORD LIEUTENANT AND HIS DONEGAL AND TYRONE TENANTRY

On the 8th inst., deputations from the tenantry of the Donegal and Tyrone estates of his Excellency the Duke of Abercorn waited upon his Grace, at Baronscourt, to present addresses congratulating his Excellency on his elevation to a Dukedom, and on the merciful escape of the Duchess and other members of his Excellency’s family from the late calamitous accident at Abergele.

The deputations consisted of the following gentlemen for DONEGAL: -

Mr. Henry Stewart HAMILTON

Trentaugh

Mr. Charles WILSON

St. Johnston

Mr. James ALEXANDER

Drummenin

Mr. Joseph ALEXANDER

Drummenin

Mr. Alexander PORTER, Secretary

Legnathraw

Mr. Joseph CHAMBERS

Brockagh



And the following for TYRONE: -

Rev. F.J. PORTER

Donagheady

Rev. John McCONAGHY

Urney

Rev. William RUSSELL

Strabane

Rev. Leslie A. LYLE

Ardstraw

Mr. Robert ALEXANDER

Gortmesson

Mr. David KILPATRICK

Drumlegagh

Mr. Charles LOVE

Crewe

Mr. John STEWART

Liskey

Mr. Samuel DUNN

Ardstraw

Mr. James ALEXANDER

Sandville

Mr. Samuel DONNELL

Strabane

Mr. Robert GLENN

Tullyard



They were received by his Excellency in the great dining-room at half-past one o’clock. The address of the Donegal tenantry was read by Mr. A. Porter, Secretary of the committee in the absence of Mr. John McCrea, who was unable, through illness, to be present.

His Excellency was accompanied by her Grace, the Duchess of Abercorn, the Marquis of Hamilton, M.P., Lord Claud John Hamilton, M.P., the Lady Georgiana Hamilton, the Lady Maud Hamilton, Thomas Conolly, Esq., M.P., and Mrs. Conolly, William Ogilby, Esq., Altnachree Castle, and Mrs. Ogilby, Thomas Batt, Esq., Rathmullan, and Mrs. Batt, Captain Peel, Captain Barnard, H.M.S. Trafalgar; the Rev. E. Bowen, Captain Oswald, A.D.C.-in-Waiting, Major Hayes, T.W.D. Humphreys, Esq., Mrs. Humphreys, &c.

After the addresses had been presented and replies given, the deputations were entertained at a sumptuous luncheon.

The addresses, which were executed by Mr. Joseph Stafford, of this city [Londonderry], are splendid specimens of illuminated calligraphy; and the list of signatures comprised, it is stated, the name of every tenant on the estates.



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