Belfast Weekly News - 3 January, 1857


December 25, at Ventnor, the wife of the Rev. G. Beresford, of a daughter.

December 26, at 1, Victoria Street, Belfast, the wife of T. C. S. Corry, Esq., M.D., of a son.

December 18, at St. Johnston, County Donegal, Mr. John Donaghey, of a son.

December 29, at Malone Cottage, the wife of Frederich Jee, Esq., of a son.

December 27, at 57, Albert Crescent, the wife of Mr. William Kennedy of a son.

December 29, Mrs. Bernard M'Cann, Victoria Street, of a son.

December 26, at Ballyshannon, the wife of Mr. J. Sharkey, woollendraper, of a daughter.

December 26, 94, Canal Street, Newry, the wife of Mr. Donald Stewart, of a daughter.

December 15, at Kingston, Canada West, the wife of John B. Taylor, Esq., 9th Regiment, of a son.

December 27, at 7, University Square, the wife of A. C. Weir, Esq., of a son.


December 26, at St. Paul's Church, by the Rev. Chas. Allen, Incumbent, Richard Allen, Esq., to Anna Cunningham, both of Belfast.

December 25, at Everton, Lancashire, John H. Beck, Esq,. of Banbridge, County Down, to Jane, youngest daughter of the late Dr. Murdock, of Cookstown, County Tyrone.

December 30, in the First Presbyterian Church, Killyleagh, by the Rev. Andrew Breakey, Ann, second daughter of Mr. Thomas M'Clurg, Ballygawley, Killyleagh, to Mr. Richard C. Burrowes, merchant, Ballynahinch.

December 25, in Eglinton Street Church, by the Rev. J. B. Wilson, Mr. John Calendar, to Miss M. Meneely, both of Belfast.

December 26, at the Presbyterian Church, Ballylinny, by the Rev. Isaac Adams, Mr. James Courtney, Belfast, to Miss Eleanor Heggan, second daughter of Mr. Hugh Heggan, of Straidnahanna.

December 23, at the Presbyterian Church, Gilnahirk, by the Rev. John Coulter, D.D., Mr. Wm. Ferguson, Ballyregan, to Miss Margaret Jane Purdy, eldest daughter of Mr. Hugh Purdy, Gilnahirk, Belfast.

December 31, in the Joymount Presbyterian Church, by the Rev. James Warwick, Mr. Henry M'Auley, to Miss Isabella Milliken, both of Carrickfergus.

January 1, in the Eglinton Street Presbyterian Church, by the Rev. James Martin, Mr. William M'Coobury, Belfast, to Margaret, only daughter of Mr. J. Murphy, Belfast, formerly of Newtownards.

December 26, in St. John's Church, by the Rev. Chas. Seaver, Mr. Edward M'Cormick, to Annie, youngest daughter of the late Mr. Edward Cochrane, watchmaker, both of this town.

December 20, in Eglinton Street Church, by the Rev. James Martin, Mr. Thomas M'Gurk, North Queen Street, to Mary Jane, eldest daughter of Mr. Matthew Mason, Crumlin Road.

December 25, at the Remonstrant Meeting-house, York Street, by the Rev. D. Maginnis, Mr. John Montgomery, to Miss Margaret Leech, both of Belfast.

December 31, in the Joymount Presbyterian Church, Carrickfergus, by the Rev. James Warwick, Mr. John. F. Morrison, of Glasgow, to Rosina, daughter of John Brown, Esq., High Street, Carrickfergus.

December 23, at Carncullagh Presbyterian Meeting-house, by the Rev. Joseph Bellas, Mr. John Ross, Ballydivity, to Margaret, daughter of Mr. Samuel Huey, Ballynarris.

January 1, at St. Anne's Church, Belfast, by the Rev. T. F. Miller, Vicar, Mr. Thomas Rowan, Inspector of Fire-Plugs, to Sarah Jane, daughter of the late Mr. Wm. Davison, cabinet-maker, both of Belfast.


December 27, at 139 Nelson Street, Belfast, Agnes, wife of Mr. William Black.

December 31, at Carrickfergus, Lucretia, wife of Wm. Burleigh, Esq., aged 49 years.

October 23, at Germanstown, near Memphis, Tennesse, Joseph, third son of the Rev. James Crawford, of Londonderry.

December 27, in High Street, Carrickfergus, George Forsyth, Esq., M.D., aged 75 years.

October 31, at St. John's Newfoundland, Emma, wife of B. G. Garrett, Esq., many years High-Sheriff of Newfoundland, and son of the late John Garrett, Esq., of Lisburn, aged 61 years.

December 26, at Cecil, Augher, Co. Tyrone, Katherine Jane, relict of the late Rev. Francis Gervais, aged 75.

December 29, at Drumaheagles, Margaret, wife of Mr. Thomas Millar, aged 48 years.

December 27, Elizabeth, wife of Mr. Edward Milligan, Market Street, Monaghan.

December 26, at his residence, Ballymorn, Killinchy, Mr. John Morrow, aged 65 years.

December 27, at Tandragee, Johanna, sister of the Rev. Mortimer O'Sullivan, D.D.

December 28, at Lisburn, Mr. George Pelan, aged 61.

December 28, at Newtownards, Mary Ann, infant daughter of Mr. A. Robb.

December 24, Thomas Steen, Esq., merchant Derry.

December 28, suddenly, at his residence, North Street, Newry, Surgeon, William Waddell, aged 56 years.

December 23, at Canal Quay, Newry, Mr. John Warren, clerk to the Collector of Inland Revenue, aged 55.


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Belfast Weekly News - 10 January, 1857


December 31, at No. 7, Croy Place, Glasgow, Mrs. John Bain, of a daughter.

December 28, at Cushendall, the wife of Sergeant Wm. Blair, of the Constabulary, of a son.

January 3, the wife of Mr. Broughton, 5, Fountainville Terrace, of a daughter.

January 5, the wife of Divisional-Constable James Hawks, Local Police, of a son.

January 2, at Lurgan, the wife of Mr. John Rooney, merchant, of a son.

January 3, the wife of Mr. William Wells, Inspector, Belfast Local Police, of a daughter.

At Clonmanny Glebe, County Donegal, the wife of the Rev. George Henry Young, of a daughter.


January 7, at the Sandys' Street Presbyterian Church, Newry, by the Reverend J. R. M'Alister, of Armagh, Mr. James Allen, Officer of Inland Revenue, Nantwich, Cheshire, to Mary, daughter of Rev. J. West, Newtownhamilton.

At the First Presbyterian Church, Garvagh, by the Rev. James Miller, Mr. John Boyd, Bangor, to Miss Ellen Miller, Garvagh.

January 1, in the Presbyterian Church, Townsend Street, by the Rev. Wm. Johnston, Mr. Samuel Fitchie, to Miss Matilda Fulton, both of Belfast.

January 1, in the First Presbyterian Church, Ballyeaston, by the Rev. Mr. Raphael, Mr. Jno. James Fulton, Standing Stone, Doagh, to Miss Jane Craig, Fourmileburn.

December 31, at the Cathedral of Londonderry, by the Right Rev. the Lord Bishop of Derry and Raphoe, assisted by the Rev. George Smith, William Hancock, Esq., of Wivebiscombe, Somerset, to Mary, daughter of the Rev. W. S. Escott, Foyle College, Londonderry.

January 3, at St. Mary's Church, Dublin, by the Rev. A. Leeper, Mr. William Marks, to Miss Mary Edmondson, both of Dundalk.

January 8, in Linenhall Street Presbyterian Church, by the Rev. John Blakely, D.D., of Kirkintolloch, Scotland, brother to the bride, assisted by the Rev. Alex. Dobbin, Boardmills, John Orr, Esq., merchant, of Liverpool, to Jane, youngest daughter of the late J. Blakely, Esq., Mossgrove, Boardmills.


January 6, at his residence, Farm-hill, County Fermanagh, Charles James Adams, Esq. aged 25 years.

December 31, at Ballylennin, near Ahoghill, Hannah Agnew, relict of the late John Agnew, in the 106th year of her age.

January 1, at Dundalk, the Rev. John Hewson Allpress, Inspector, County Jail, aged 54 years.

January 1, at Castle Archdall, in the 89th year of his age, Colonel W. Archdall, brother to the late General Archdall, M.P., and uncle to Mervyn Archdall, Esq., M.P., County Fermanagh.

January 3, at Dervock, the residence of her father, Charles Douglas, Esq., Fanny Allen, the beloved wife of Richard W. Bagley, Esq.

January 8, in Bandon, Susan Anne, daughter of Wm. Barry, Esq., of Belfast, aged eight months.

January 1, at 37 Berry Street, Belfast, Sarah, wife of Mr. Adam Chambers.

January 2, W. H. Dwyer, Esq., of the Dundalk branch of the Bank of Ireland.

December 29, at Ballylease, Agherton, Mr. Robert Gray, in the 82nd year of his age. Strange to say, he died on the same bed, and in the same room, in which he was born, his father and grandfather having occupied the same homestead.

January 6, Ann, wife of Mr. William Hamilton, Ormeau Road.

December 24, Mr. Alexander M'Kebery, of Ballymena, aged 70 years.

January 6, at Kildare Street, Newry, aged 30 years, Mary, the wife of Mr. J. P. M'Nally.

December 22, at Tullyronan House, near Tobermore, John Burgess Mee, Esq., aged 42 years.

January 4, at Killyfast, Toome, Catherine, fifth daughter of Mr. Hugh Neeson, Killyfast, Toome, aged 22.

December 31, at Lough Fea, County Monaghan, Evelyn John Shirley, Esq. of Eatington Park, Warwickshire, and Lough Fea, County Monaghan.

January 5, at Ardmore, near Crumlin, Ann, relict of the late Henry Sinclair, of Crosshill, aged 92 years.

January 6, Emily Patterson, daughter of Mr. Joseph Sloan, Tullymore Cottage, Broughshane, aged 15 years.

January 2, at Tullyard, after a lingering illness, the beloved wife of Mr. James Upritchard.

January 5, at Queenstown, of scarletina, William E. Usher, only child of R. T. Usher, Esq., aged 11 years and 9 months.

December 28, the Rev. Patrick M'Nally, R.C. Curate of Castleblayney, County Monaghan, aged 29 years.

December 15, at Brackaville, near Coalisland, Mr. Robert Sloan, aged 74 years, sincerely regretted by his relatives and a large circle of friends.

January 2, at No. 9, Dock Street, John Young, Esq. at the advanced age of 82 years.


STATIONS OF THE BRITISH ARMY (corrected to the 31st Dec. 1856)
[Where two places are mentioned, the last-named is that at which the Depot of the Regiment is stationed.]

1st Life Guards, Windsor,
2nd Ditto, Regent's Park
Rl. Horse Gds., Hyde Park
1st Drag. Gds. Exeter
2nd Ditto, Dublin
3rd Ditto, Dublin
4th Do., Sheffield
5th Do., Piershill
6th Do., Bengal, M.Stone
7th Do., Manchester
1st Dr. Newbridge
2nd Do. Newbridge
3rd Light Do., Hounslow
4th Do., Brighton
6th Do. Shorncliff
7th Hussars, Aldershott
8th Do. Dundalk
9th Lancers ,Bengal, Maidstone
10th Hussars, Birmingham
11th Do., Canterbury
12 Lancers, Madras, Maidstone.
13 Lt. Dragoons, Cahir.
Do., Bombay, Maidstone.
15th Hussars, Dorchester
16 Lancers, Kilkenny.
17th Do. Dublin.


Grenadier Guards, 1st Bat., Portman Barracks.
2nd bat., Dublin.
3rd bat., Wellington Bks.
Cold. Gds., 1st bt., Tower, 2nd.bat. Windsor.
Scots F. Gds., 1st bt., St. Geo. Barracks; 2nd, Aldershott.
1st Foot, 1st bat., Curragh, Glasgow; 2nd.b. Malta, Glasgow.
2nd Cape of Good Hope, Colchester.
3rd Corfu, Mullingar.
4th Dublin, Colchester.
5th Mauritius, Pembroke.
6th C.of G. Hope, Colchstr.
7th Aldershott, Pmbroke.
8th Bengal, Chatham.
9th Canada, Limerick.
10th Bengal, Chatham.
11th N.S.Wales, Buttevant.
12th 1stb., Tasmania, Colchr; 2nd.b., Cape, do.
13th Cape of G. Hope, do.
14th Malta, Fermoy.
15th Gibraltar, Parkhurst.
16th Canada, Limerick.
17th Canada, Limerick.
18th Curragh, Birr.
19th Aldershott.
20th Ptsmouth, Chichester.
21st Malta, Glasgow.
22nd Portsmouth, Chichester.
23rd Aldershott.
24th Bengal, Chatham.
25th Manchester.
26th Bermuda, Chatham.
27th Bengal, Chatham.
28th Malta, Fermoy.
29th Bengal, Chatham.
30th Gibraltar, Parkhurst.
31st Malta, Winchester
32nd Bengal, Chatham.
33rd Dublin, Colchester.
34th Edinburgh, Parkhurst.
35th Bengal, Chatham.
36th Jamaica, Cork.
37th Ceylon, Chatham.
38th Curragh, Fermoy.
39th Canada, Buttevant.
40th N.S.Wales, Cork.
41st Shorncliffe, Walmer.
42nd Dover, Stirling.
43rd Madras, Chatham.
44th Shorncliffe, Walmer.
45th C.G.Hope, Colchester.
46th Corfu, Enniskillen.
47th Malta, Fermoy.
48th Malta, Fermoy.
49th Shorncliffe, Walmer.
50th Belfast, Colchester.
51st Curragh, Pembroke.
52nd Bengal, Chatham.
53rd Bengal, Chatham.
54th Dvnport, Winchester.
55th Gibr., Parkhurst.
56th Curragh, Pembroke.
57th Malta, Fermoy.
58th N. Zealand, T.more.
59th Hong Kong, Athlone.
60th 1st.b.Bengal, Chat; 2nd b., Cape, Jersey; 3rd. b. Dublin, Jersey.
61st Bengal, Chatham.
62nd Nova Scotia, Birr.
63rd Nova Scotia, Birr.
64th Bombay, Chatham.
65th N.Zealand, T.plemore.
66th Plymouth, W.chester.
67th Trinidad, Athlone.
68th C?, Mullingar.
69th Barbadoes, Weymth.
70th Bengal, Chatham.
71st Malta, Fort George.
72nd Guernsey, Fort Geo.
73rd C.G.Hope, C.chester.
74th Madras, Chatham.
75th Bengal, Chatham.
76th Nova Scotia, Birr.
77th Dublin, Colchester.
78th Bombay, Chatham.
79th Canterbury, Stirling.
80th Cape of Good Hope, Colchester.
81st Bengal, Chatham.
82nd. Aldershott.
83rd Bombay, Chatham.
84th Madras, Chatham.
85th C.of G.H; N.c-on-T.
86th Bombat, Chatham.
87th Bengal, Chatham.
88th Aldershott, Templemore.
89th C.of Hope, Colchester.
90th Aldershott.
91st Greece, Berwick.
92nd Gibraltar, Fort. Geo.
93rd Dover.
94th Curragh, Pembroke.
95th Dublin, Fermoy.
96th Gibraltar, Parkhurst.
97th Pts.mouth, Chichester.
98th Sheffield, Fermoy.
99th Cork.
Rifle Brigade, 1st bat. Aldershott, Win; 2nd bat. Aldrsht, Win; 3rd bat.
Aldsht, Win.


1st Wst.In.Reg., Jamaica.
2 Demerara.
3rd Jamaica.
Ceylon Rifles, Ceylon.
Cape Mounted Rifles, Cape of Good Hope.
Rl. Canada Rifles, Cananda.
St. Helena Regiment, St Helena.
Royal Newfoundland Company, Newfoundland.
Royal Malta Fencibles, Mlta.
Gold Coast Corps, Cape Coast, Castle.
Land Transport Corps, Aldershott, Bristol.
Medical Staff Corps, Brompton, Kent.
Royal Sappers and Miners, Brompton, Kent.


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Belfast Weekly News - 17 January, 1857


January 10, at Bessbrook, the wife of the Rev. Joseph Chamney, of a daughter.

January 10, Mrs. R. J. Johnston, Hill Street, Newry, of a son.

January 12, at 49, Sackville Street, Dublin, the wife of Graham Lemon, Esq., of twins, a son and a daughter.

January 5, at Alla, Parish of Upper Cumber, Mrs. T. Lindesay, of a son.

January 9, at Springmount, Aughnacloy, the wife of Captain G. Olpherts, late of 86th Regt., of a son.

January 10, at Little George's Street, the wife of Mr. John Robinson, of a son.

January 11, at 25, Upper Sackville Street, Dublin, the lady of Dr. Wyse, of a son.


January 13, in the First Presbyterian Church, Killyleagh, by the bride's father, Rev. Samuel Hamilton, Saintfield, to Elizabeth, second daughter of the Rev. Andrew Breakey, Killyleagh.

January 7, at St. Patrick's Roman Catholic Church, Armagh, by Archbishop Dixon, Philip Lavery, Esq., surgeon, to Miss Mary Gribben, daughter of the late Patrick Gribben, merchant.

January 5, at Artigarvan Presbyterian Church, by the Rev. Moses Chambers, Mr William M'Intyre, of Londonderry, to Jane, eldest daughter of Mr. Joseph Nickle, Wood End, Strabane.

December 31, at St. George's Church, Edinburgh, by the Rev. Duncan Campbell M'Sorley, William Mackey, Esq, Banbridge, County Down, to Georgina Napier Sutherland, only daughter and heiress of the late Alex. Sutherland, Esq., Castle Sharrook, Edinburgh.

January 14, in Carrickfergus Church , by the Rev. C. B. Knox, Mr. Alexander Parkhill, of North Street, to Miss Mary Burns, of Islandmagee.

January 8, in Moy Church, by the Rev. Richard Wrightson, Mr. James Verner of Derryane, to Lydia, fourth daughter of the late John Sinclair, of Kineary, Co. Armagh.

January 8, at Ballygowan Presbyterian Church, by the Rev. Thomas Shaw Woods, Mr. Joseph Wright, Ballinadolly, to Miss Martha Osborne, Kilmood, County Down.


January 11, aged 88 years, Doctor Allen, of Comber.

January 7, at 72, Earl Street, Miss Ellen Anderson, Teacher of Frederick Street Infant National School, aged thirty-three years.

January 10, Gertrude Meridith, wife of Robert Arthur, Esq., Donegall Place.

January 10, at Richmond House, near Dundalk, Lennox Bigger, Esq., aged 87 years.

Janaury 11, at Belfast, Mrs. William Boyce, formerly of Clough House, County Down, aged 77 years.

January 8, Letitia, daughter of Mr. John Bradley, aged one year and two months.

January 6, at Lisnamallard, County Tyrone, Mary Jane, relict of John Buchanan, Esq. of Omagh.

January 9, at Ballygowan, Mr. Alexander Burgess, aged 72 years.

January 13, Mr. James Davison, of Barnish, aged 104 years, for upwards of 45 years a ruling Elder in the First Presbyterian Congregation of Randalstown.

December 8, at Montreal, Lower Canada, Mrs. Samuel Ewing, formerly of Lisdillen County Londonderry.

January 8, Letitia, wife of Dr. Forsyth, Culmore.

January 10, at his residence, Wellington Place, Wm. Gillilan, Esq., in his 80th year of his age.

December 4, at Hopwell, Washington, Missouri, U.S., Mr. Samuel Kyle Hinchey, aged 31, second son of the late William Hinchey, Esq., Supervisor Excise, Coleraine.

January 9, in London, Thomas Kernaghan, Esq., of Enniskillen, aged 77 years.

January 8, at Larchmount, Elizabeth, relict of the late Carey M'Clellan, Esq.

January 9, at Crossmaglen, County Armagh, Michael M'Donnell, Esq., in the 24th year of his age.

January 9, Mr. Israel Milliken, in the 86th year of his age.

January 8, at Tandragee, Mr. John Overend, organist Tandragee Church.

January 12, at the residence of his son, 110, Upper Brook Street, Manchester, William Paul, of Portadown, Esq., aged 66 years.

January 5, at the Farm-yard, Bangor Castle, Mr. Andrew Pride, aged thirty-six years.

January 7, Mr. Joseph Ruddell, of Ballycroos, aged 69 years.

January 11, at 7, Victoria Place, Upper Mount Street, Dublin, Mary C. Smyth, daughter of the late Rev. James Smyth, Rector of Churchtown, County Waterford, and sister of the late Rev. Wm. St. John Smyth, Rector of Ballymoney, and Chancellor of Down.

January 14, James Grimshaw, jun., Esq., of Whitehouse, in the 57th year of his age.

November 24, at Mountpleasant, State of Illinois, Mr. James Anderson, formerly of Ardmore, County Donegal, aged 54 years.



There were forty-two applications - twenty of which were for transfers and the remainder for new licences. None of the cases possessed much public importance.

One of the applicants for a new license was Wm. Duffin, of 56 and 58 North Howard Street.

Head- Constable Henderson, stated that three houses had been made into one, and the alterations had a permanent appearance. The applicant swore that it was his intention to keep the premises as they now are. The license was granted.

We subjoin a list of the applicants and the decision in each case:-
Valentine Byrne, No. 50 Cromac Street, Belfast, granted;
Archibald Bell, Bridge Street, Lisburn, refused.
John Brown, Bow Street, Lisburn, refused;
William Crossley, 3 & 11 1/2 , Quins's Entry, Belfast, granted;
Mary Clay, 4 Pottinger's Entry, Belfast, transfer granted;
James Crosier, 32, Corn Market, Belfast, transfer granted;
James Close, 42, Barrack Street, Belfast, transfer granted;
Moses Corken, Gortnacor, refused;
Alexander Cosgrave, Malone, Belfast, no appearance;
Joseph Croft, 18, Garmoyle Street, Belfast, transfer no appearance;
William Duffy, 56 & 58, North Howard Street, Belfast, granted (see above, he was called Duffin);
Denis Doyle, 1 & 3 Peter's Hill, Belfast, transfer no appearance;
James Gentle, 86 North Street, Belfast, refused;
Alex. Gillies, 11 Gamble Street, Belfast, transfer granted;
James Haslett, Dover Street, Belfast, transfer granted;
John Heaney, Bridge Street, Lisburn, granted;
Felix Kelly, 50 Union Street, Belfast, granted;
William John Leckey, Brookhill, refused;
Andrew Lyle, 63 and 65 Mill Street, Belfast, granted;
Thos. Mercer and Wm. Kerr, 31 Cromac Street, Belfast, transfer no appearance;
Hugh Mallon, 199 Shankhill Road, Belfast, granted;
Jane Meenan, 5 Winecellar Entry, Belfast ( Beer License only), granted;
Geo. Mullan, 131 North Street, Belfast, transfer granted;
Martha M'Alister, 61 Donegall Quay, Belfast, granted;
John M'Alister, 196 York Road, Belfast, granted;
John Kelly M'Kenna, 200 North Street, Belfast, transfer granted;
Edward M'Sherry, 59 Lagan Street, Belfast, no appearance;
Peter M'Donald, 154 Nelson Street, and 45 North Thomas Street, Belfast, transfer refused;
Geo. M'Ilroy and Hugh M'Ilroy, 86 1/2 Durham Street, Belfast, transfer refused;
Patrick O'Neill 31 & ? Devis Street, Belfast, granted;
Thomas Green Phillips, 52 Victoria Street, Belfast, transfer granted;
George Parker, 27 Queen's Square, Belfast, transfer granted;
Sarah Quigley, 4 Short Street, Belfast, granted;
Wm. Quigley, 3 Short Street, Belfast, transfer no appearance;
Robert Robinson, 1 Short Street and 55 Dock Street, Belfast (for Short Street alone), granted;
Robt. Scott, 11 St Anne'sBuildings, off Donegall Street, Belfast, granted;
Richard Turney 42 Cromac Street, Belfast, transfer granted;
Ann Tomkins, 30 Corporation Street, Belfast ( Beer License only), granted;
Robert Wallace, 11 Pottinger's Entry, no appearance;
John White, 42 John Street, Belfast, granted;
Michael Ward, Ballynacward, Derriaghy, refused.

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The Following from the Liverpool Northern Times is very interesting: "All that is required to render the Australian colonies one of the most favoured portions of the globe is a proper supply of labour and increased population.According to our last advices from Melbourne, labour of all kinds was in good demand, and the classes who found ready employment were agricultural and road labourers, female servants, and mechanics. Married couples, for home stations, hotels, &c, were paid 65 to 85 per annum; ploughmen, 1 5s; and general farm servants, 1 to 1 5s per week; bullock drivers, for the roads, 25s to 30s; carters, for the roads, 30s; cooks for hotels, 25s to 45s; waiters, 25s to 35s; good house carpenters, 35s to 40s per week; But in admission to the foregoing, each person was supplied with the following rations; - 10lbs of flour, 12lbs of meat, 2lbs of sugar, and a 1/4 lb of tea per week.Now, estimating these articles at their marketable value in this country, each person had food supplied to them worth 9s 6d per week.Such as were engaged without rations had a corresponding increase in pay.Masons earned 13s to 14s per day; bricklayers and plasterers, 12s to 14s per day; labourers for the roads, 9s to 11s; and gang men 10s to 12s.The demand for female labour was good. Housemaids, with board and lodging, received 23 to 28 per annum; nursemaids, 15 to 25; cooks and laundresses, 25 to 30. On comparing these rates with those at home it will be perceived that they are nearly double the amount usually paid to servants in any part of the United Kingdom.Nor is it in Victoria alone that this employment is to be found, and excellent wages obtained.The accounts from New South Wales and South Australia are equally encouraging. No one, it is said, who is disposed to be industrious, need want employment.Let us now glance at the cost of living.At first, as regards Victoria, where the markets are rather dearer than in the other colonies, owing to the proximity of the gold fields - prime English baconsells at Melbourn for 1s per 1lb; Cork butter, 1s; English cheese, 1s 2d to 1s 4d; American, 10d to 1s; York hams, 1s to 1s 1d; split peas 18s to 1 per cwt; and potatoes 2 to 3 per ton. Van Dieman's Land Onions 12 per ton; lump, and crushed lump sugar, 5 1/2per 1lb; Manilla ration sugar, 28s to 32s; best Liverpool soap, 1 8s to 1 10s per cwt; and Liverpool salt 5 to 5 10s per ton;Congou tea was held at 6 5s to 6 10s per chest.Theprice of colonial flour was 26 per ton, best American 3 to 3 3s per brl."


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Belfast Weekly News - 24 January, 1857


January 21, at Arthur Street, the wife of Mr. John Coates, solicitor, of a son.

January 21, at 55 May Street, the wife of Mr. Malcolm M'Kenzie, of a daughter.

January 20, at Pilot Street, the wife of Mr. J. Clarke, of a son.

January 21, at Derry, the wife of Alex. Lindsay, Esq., of a son.

January 17, at High Holywood, the wife of Mr. Herberts Dale, of a daughter.

January 14, the wife of the Rev. Robert G. Jones, of a daughter.

January 18, at St. Stephen's Place, Fleetwood, Mrs. Humphrys, of a son.

January 11, at Portrush, the wife of Mr. D. T. Wilson, Lloyd's agent, of a son.

January 15, at Downpatrick, the wife of the Rev. J. S. Eagar, of a daughter.

January 12, at Bangor, the wife of Capt. M'Dowell, of a daughter.


January 15, at St Anne's Church, by the Rev. J. C. Flood, Mr. Robert Begbie, gardener, Ballymenoch, to Miss Elizabeth Byrne, of same place.

January 15, in York Street Presbyterian Church, by the Rev. David Hamilton, Mr. James Archer, merchant, Belfast, to Mary Jane, only daughter of Clements Bell, Esq., Ballyearl, County Antrim.

January 15, in Soldierstown Church, by the Rev. R. Hill, Joseph Irwin, Esq., of Millpark House, Laurencetown, to Sarah, daughter of Edward Chapman, Esq., of Soldierstown.

January 15, at Craigs Church, by the Rev. G. Kirkpatrick, William Young Esq., Fenaghy, to Jane, eldest daughter J. W. Armstrong, Esq., Culmore, Kilrea.

January 14, in St. Mary's Church, Newry, by the Very Rev. the Dean of Dromore and Connor, Mr. Thomas Flood, of Newtownhamilton, to Eliza, only daughter of the late Mr. William Glasslough Miness.

January 15 in the Presbyterian Church of Dromora, by the Rev. Wm. John Patton, Mr. Robert Sterling, of Dromore, to Miss Sarah Jane M'Kelvey, Dromora.

January 15, in the Drumlough Presbyterian Church, Mr. Hugh Nelson, of Drumadoney, to Miss Scott, of Growell, Dromora, County Down.

January 14, in St. Anne's Church, Dungannon, by the Rev. William Quain, Mr. Henry Reilly, of Armagh, to Emily Mary, second daughter of Mr. James Duncan, Dungannon.


January 21, of pulmonary consumption, at Ballyvester, Donaghadee, aged [29] years, John, eldest son of Mr. Francis Connolly, for three years, Medical Scholar, Queens' College, Belfast.

January 17, in his 82nd year, Wilson Irwin, Esq., of Kearn House, Portadown. The estimation in which he was held by his friends and neighbours was testified by the immense concourse of persons which attended his remains to their final resting-place.

January 20, at his mother residence, Senaghon, Loughinisland, of disease of the heart, Charles C. M'Mullan, Esq., M.R.C.S.I., late of Donegall Street, Belfast.

January 20, David, youngest son of the late Mr. John Spence, Ballydollaghan, aged 20 years.

January 17, in Rutland Square North, Dublin, Henrietta , wife of the Rev. Wm. Chichester O'Neill, Shane's Castle, County Antrim, and daughter of the late Judge Torrens.

January 13, at his residence, Dunboe, James Dugan, Esq., in the 57th year of his age.

January 18, suddenly, at Hillsborough, Mr. William Hanna, formerly a Sergeant in the 43rd Light Infantry, and for many years past in the employment of the Marquis of Downshire, much and deservedly regretted.

January 18, the infant son of Mr. Edward M. Whitty, aged four months and a-half.

January 16, at his residence, Glengall Place, Francis Smith, Esq., Solicitor.

January 15, at his residence, Ivy Cottage, Ballynafeigh, (formerly of North Street), Mr. Wm. C. H. Lewis, aged 56 years.

January 13, at Ballygoskin, Co. Down, John Dobbin Wilson, in the 87th year of his age.

January 18, Jane, only daughter of John Lawther, Cluntagh, Crossroads, Killyleagh.

January 10, at Greenmount, the Rev. Robert Thompson, Rector of Navan.

January 14, of disease of the lungs, George Hamilton, of Eden, in the County of Donegal, Esq., J.P.


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Belfast Weekly News - 31 January, 1857


January 27, at 20, College Square North, the wife of James B. MacGregor, surgeon, of a son.

January 22, at Durganstown, Moira, the wife of Mr. John Byrne, of twin sons.

January 24, at Greenville, the wife of N. D. Crommelin, jun., Esq., of a daughter.

January 26, at Murphy Street, Belfast, the wife of Mr. Thomas Freeman, of a daughter.

At 10, Earl Street, Mrs. Capt. Wm. Graham, of a son.

January 23, at 3, Upper Crescent, the wife of Captain Harston, R.N., of a son.

January 19, at Rosevale, Moira, the wife of William Heron, Esq., of a son.

January 24, at 12, Wilmont Terrace, Belfast, the wife of John M. Higginson, of a son.

January 16, at Stangmore Lodge, County Tyrone, the wife of R. W. Lowry, jun., Esq., of a son.

January 16, the wife of the Rev. Adam Montgomery, Ballycairn, of a son.

January 28, at Old Lodge Road, Belfast, the wife of Mr. Hugh Rea, of a son.

January 26, at Lisburn, the wife of Mr. Thos. Sharpe, of a daughter.

January 11, at 32, Nicholson Street, Mile-end, London, the wife of Mr. Thomas Watts, of a son, stillborn.


January 22, at the Remonstrant Meeting- house, Templepatrick, by the Rev. John Montgomery, of Banbridge, (uncle to the bride), Henry Garrett, Esq., merchant, Belfast, to Agnes, daughter of Mr. George Cunningham, Killead, Antrim.

January 23, in Linenhall Street Presbyterian Church, by the Rev. Robt. Knox, Mr. George Crawford Gillespie, Drum Bridge, to Charlotte Jemima, eldest daughter of Mr. Thomas Johnston, Wellington Street.

January 10, John Pryce Hamer, Esq., Carnavon, surviving son of the late Henry Hamer, Esq., of Liverpool, to Julia, youngest daughter of the late John Ibbotson, Esq., of Ealing, Middlesex, and of Oxford Terrace, Hyde Park.

December 23, at the Cathedral, in the city of St. John, Antigua, by the Right Rev. the Lord Bishop of the diocese, William Mercer, Esq., to Mary Anne Haynes, eldest daughter of Mr. Edward Fegan, of Cavan.

January 20, in the Parish Church, Glenarm, by the Rev. Carlisle Courtney, James, eldest son of John Russell, Esq., Belfast, to Ellen Jarvis Moore, eldest daughter of Mr. John Doran, Glenarm.


January 26, at Verner Street, Belfast, Mr. Alexander Barr, aged 57 years.

Jan. 28, at Killymoon Buildings, Falls Road, Frances Blacker, the beloved daughter of Graves T. Aickin.

January 25, Agnes, daughter of John Brittain, aged nine years.

January 22, at 37, Keegan Street, Catherine Anne Carroll, aged 60 years.

January 21, Anna, wife of Mr. Robert Chesney, Lawnview Place, Ballymena, aged 29 years.

January 24, at Holywood, Ann, daughter of Henry Garrett, Esq., of Cromac House, aged 8 years.

January 20, at his residence, Grove Street, Belfast, Mr. James Graham.

January 24, at Hanover Place, Coleraine, in the 83rd year of her age, Hester, widow of the late Wm. Lawrence Esq., and youngest daughter of the late Major Thomas Gaylard, of her Majesty's 34th Regiment of Infantry.

January 26, at Hamilton, Margaret Jane, infant daughter of the late Robert Leadbetter, Esq., of Belfast.

January 29, at the residence of his son, No.6. Earl Street, Mr. Thomas Ligget, aged 75 years.

January 29, Mr. John Lundy, in his 30th year.

January 24, at his fathers residence, Drumadowney, near Ballyclare, after a short illness, Mr. John M'Cullough, aged 34 years.

January 24, Mr. Cunningham M'Tier, of this town, aged 66 years.

January 22, at his residence, Lurgan, Tolerton L. Macoun, in the 27th year of his age. Suddenly called away when entering on the cares and troubles of this life, much and deservedly regretted.

January 26, at Holywood, Mr. Robert Neill, aged 82.

January 21, William, eldest son of Mr. Archd. Robb, sewed muslin manufacturer, Newtownards, aged 6 years.



Jane Forrest was charged by Henry Pelan with stealing the sum of 8 from him in a house of ill-fame in Green Street, on the 23rd inst. The case was remanded.

Mary Logan, Isabella Moore, and Mary Ann Mulholland, were charged by a man of colour, named John Williams, with having stolen a jacket, and other articles in a house of ill-fame in Caxton Street, on the previous night. The offence was proved clearly against Mary Logan, the keeper of the house, and the other prisoners being merely in the house at the time, were discharged. Mary Logan was sentenced to fourteen days' imprisonment.


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