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Castlederg Farming Society, Co. Tyrone Prizes & Awards, November 1849


Castlederg Farming Society, Co. Tyrone Prizes & Awards, November 1849

Extracted from the Londonderry Journal, November 7 1849

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


The following were awarded the premiums as follows: -

GENTLEMEN’S CLASS – Premiums honorary:

CARROTS AND TURNIPS

1st Edward SPROUL, Esq., Spamount

2nd Sir Robert FERGUSON, Bart., Derg Lodge


FIRST CLASS FARMERS – (holding above 30 acres)

TURNIPS:

1st Dr. MOTHERELL, Kilcleen

2nd Mr. John HARPER, Aughearron

3rd Mr. John McKAY, Kilrail

4th Mr. William JOHNSTON, Learmore

5th Mr. Charles CALDWELL, Magheraga

CARROTS:

1st Dr. MOTHERELL, Kilcleen

2nd Mr. James KNOX, Kilcleen

3rd Mr. James HUGHEY, Altamullen


SECOND CLASS FARMERS (holding under 30 acres):

TURNIPS:

1st Mr. Gilbert McHUGH, Castlederg

2nd Mr. John HENDERSON, Goland

3rd Mr. E. HEMPHILL, Castlederg

4th Mr. John McCORMACK, Carrickaughan

5th Mr. James SPROUL, Gortin

CARROTS:

1st Mr. G. McHUGH, Castlederg

2nd Mr. James SPROUL, Gortin

3rd Mr. John McCORMAC, Carrickaughan

MANGEL WURZEL:

1st Mr. John GRAHAM, Cookkeeragh

2nd, no competitor

We think Mr. GRAHAM deserves much credit for the manner he cultivated this crop on such a barren soil.

 

JOHN SMYTH, GEORGE BESTALL, CHARLES LOVE, judges of green crops


BUTTER

1st Mr. David McINTYRE, Ballylenon

2nd Mr. James SPROUL, Gortin

3rd Mr. John McCORMAC, Kilcleen

4th Mr. John GRAHAM, Coolkeeragh

5th Mr. William JOHNSTON, Coolkeeragh

BIGGER, JAS. ANDERSON, JOHN NELSON, Judges




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