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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

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!