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Famine Relief, Co. Tyrone 1847

Published acknowledgements of Relief Assistance received from home and abroad by clergy, gentry, etc. during the Great Famine from selected issues of The Londonderry Standard 1847
Transcribed, compiled and submitted by Len Swindley, Melbourne, Australia

April 2 1847

The REV. HENRY COLTHURST [Curate, Donagheady], Secretary of the Donemana Relief Committee gratefully acknowledges the receipt of three pounds from GRANT ALLEN ESQ., in aid of the Relief Fund, also two pounds towards the collections made in Donagheady Church from the same benevolent donor, now staying at Earlsgift with the Hon. and REV. CHARLES DOUGLAS


April 23 1847

The REV. JAMES BRIDGE of Aughnacloy begs to announce the receipt of ten pounds from MRS McFADEN, from MISS ELIZABETH BUCHANAN, a member of his congregation and now residing at Dearborn, Wayne County, Michigan State, America. This sum is requested to distribute among the poor of his district at his pleasure. Mr B. is also authorised to say that Mr McFaden has sent ten pounds to REV. MR HAWKSHAW, Rector of Fahan, the parish from which he originally emigrated, to be distributed among the poor in the same way


July 30 1847

REV. S. T. WRAY [Minister, First Donagheady Presbyterian Church] gratefully acknowledges the receipt of five barrels of Indian meal from his Worship the Mayor and ALEX GWYN ESQ., for distribution among the poor in his neighbourhood


The REV. A. HERON, Upper Clonaneese, gratefully acknowledges the receipt of thirteen pounds from the REV. JOSEPH T. COOPER, Philadelphia for the poor of his Congregation. Mr Heron has transferred the amount to his Session and Committee for distribution


August 27 1847

MR W. DONNELL of Ballanrallow (sic) [Ballynamallaght] near Donemana, gratefully acknowledges to have received from his cousin WILLIAM MCKAY ESQ., of South Beaver Township in Beaver County, State of Pennsylvania, the sum of twenty pounds and fourteen shillings, for the relief of the destitute poor in his neighbourhood which will be distributed according to the instructions contained in the kind letter of the donor


The Killygordon [Co. Donegal] Relief Committee gratefully acknowledges having per REV. FRANCIS J. PORTER of Donagheady from MR COLWEL PORTER and other friends of Austentown, Ohio, U. States of America, 22 barrels of Indian Corn Meal for the benefit of the poor in this electorate


October 8 1847

The REV. JAMES KINNEAR [Presbyterian minister, Lower Clonaneese] of Clannaneese (sic) gratefully acknowledges receiving from that truly benevolent class of Christians, the Society of Friends, Dublin, ten barrels and four sacks of Indian meal for gratuitous distribution among the poor farmers in his neighbourhood who had not received out-door relief. The meal has been distributed according to the directions of the donors