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Relief Committees Co. Tyrone, November 1846


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Relief Committees Co. Tyrone, November 1846
Extracted from the Londonderry Journal, November 18 1846

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



With the onset of the Great Famine (1845-50), a Relief Commission was established in Dublin to set up local relief committees throughout Ireland composed of landowners, their agents, magistrates, clergy and notable residents. The local committees were supposed to help organize employment projects and distribute food to the poor while raising money from landowners to cover part of the cost. The British government would then contribute a matching amount.



TYRONE RELIEF COMMITTEES

The following are the relief districts for the county of Tyrone, with the chairmen and secretaries, appointed by the Right Hon. the Earl of Charlemont, lieutenant of the county: -

DISTRICTS

APPOINTED CHAIRMEN & SECRETARIES

Caledon

H. L. PRENTICE, Esq., Caledon, chairman, Mr. John CORR, Caledon, secretary

Pomeroy

R. W. LOWRY, Esq., J.P., Pomeroy-house, chairman; Mr. William James ROBINSON, Pomeroy, secretary

Aughnacloy

The Ven. Archdeacon STOKES, chairman; Rev. M. POLLOCK, Aughnacloy, secretary

Dungannon

R. WRAY, Esq., J.P., Dungannon, chairman; Mr. Arthur FULLEN, Dungannon, secretary

Moy

James E. JACKSON, Esq., J.P., Tullydooey, chairman; Mr. William HEANEY Moy, secretary

Stewartstown

E. H. CAULFIELD, Esq., J.P. Drumcairn, Stewartstown, chairman; Mr. J. DUDGEON, Stewartstown, secretary

Cookstown

Colonel STEWART, J.P., Killymoon, chairman

Gortin

A. W. C. HAMILTON, Esq., J.P., Beltrim, Omagh, chairman; Mr. Charles McFARLAND, Gortin, secretary

Omagh

Rev. Thomas STACK, J.P., chairman; Mr John McKENNY, Omagh, secretary

Trillick

Rev. J G. PORTER, J.P., chairman; Messrs. BOOKER & O’DONNELL, secretaries

Castlederg

James ANDERSON, Esq., J.P., Castlederg, chairman; Mr. R. MONTEITH, Castlederg, secretary

Fintona

Charles ECCLES, Esq., J.P., chairman; James BUCHANAN, Esq., secretary

Fivemiletown

Thomas R. BROWN, Esq., J.P., Aughintain, chairman; Mr. Patrick CLARK, Fivemiletown, secretary

Newtownstewart

John ROGERS, Esq., J.P., Glennock; chairman; J. G. RAMSAY, Esq., secretary

Donemana

Hon. and Rev. Charles DOUGLAS, chairman; Rev. John MONTEITH, secretary

Leckpatrick

Rev. G. SMITHWICK, chairman; Rev. M. CHAMBERS, secretary

Urney

Rev. Robert HUME, chairman; A F. KNOX, Esq., J.P., secretary

Camus

Rev. James SMITH, chairman; Mr. Wm. RAMSAY, secretary

Augher

Sir J. R. BUNBURY, Bart., Augher Castle, chairman; Rev. W. B. ASH, Clogher, secretary

Carrickmore

Sir Hugh STEWART, Bart., Balligawley House, chairman; Rev. Samuel ALEXANDER, Termonmaguirk, secretary




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