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Relief Committees Co. Tyrone, November 1846

Extracted from the Londonderry Journal, November 18 1846

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.



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: -

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