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Poor Relief in Strabane and Neighbourhood, Cos. Tyrone & Donegal, June 1757

Extracted from Pue’s Occurrences (Dublin), June 25, 1757
Transcribed, Compiled and Submitted by
Len Swindley, Melbourne, Australia
len_swindley[at]hotmail.com

By Letters from Strabane, we are assured, that GEO. ORMSBY of the City of Dublin, Esq., has ordered £30 for the Poor of that Neighbourhood, that is to say £5 for the Parish of Lifford [Clonleigh, Co. Donegal], £5 for the Parish of Donoghmore [Co. Donegal], £10 for the Parish of Urney [Cos. Tyrone & Donegal], and £10 for the Parish of Strabane [Camus-juxta-Mourne, Co. Tyrone]; and directed that the respective Clergy, with his Agent, Mr. JAMES HUNTER, should distribute the same without distinction of Religion; which was accordingly done to the great Joy of 150 Poor Families who have been relieved thereby. An Example well worthy of Imitation!