Hello Listers,

This item may interest a researcher:

Extracted from the TYRONE CONSTITUTION, January 23, 1846

“DEATH BY DROWNING. On Monday last, about two o’clock, as a young man named 
EDWARD GAMBLE, of Woodend [Leckpatrick parish], in the neighbourhood of 
Strabane, was passing over the river at Clonleigh, near the residence of the 
Rev. Mr. KNOX, in a rudely-constructed cot, it unfortunately capsized and he 
was drowned. He was about eighteen years of age, and was passing to the other 
side of the river to endeavour to get employment on the Derry and Enniskillen 
railway, when he was thus launched into eternity, in view of many persons who 
could render no assistance. The body was found on the following day.”

Gambles were long-term Abercorn tenants at Woodend: William Gamble is recorded 
in the 1777 rental of the Manor of Cloghogle. There were two Gamble families 
(ROBERT and ANDREW) in the townland at the time of Griffiths Valuation (1858). 
The Gamble family’s place of burial was in Leckpatrick Old Burial Ground (now 
closed) where there is a double grave with headstone (in excellent condition) 
inscribed GAMBLE

Len Swindley, Melbourne, Australia

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