Here is a little further information that will be of benefit to you during tour
trip to Newtownstewart, Ardstraw parish, Co. Tyrone:
Ordnance Survey Memoirs of Ireland, Parish of County Tyrone 1, 1821, 1823,
1831-36 (Vol. 5) (eds) Day & McWilliams (Institute of Irish Studies, The
Queen’s University of Belfast, (1990)
PARISH OF ARDSTRAW;
Memoir by John Fleming Tait & J. Hill Williams, January 1831 pp. 2-14
Ardstraw corn mill, in the townland of Milltown, , in good repair, erected in
1740, repaired in 1835, proprietor John Chambers, breast wheel 14 feet by 14
inches, diameter of cog wheel 7 feet, fall of water 8 feet, single geared,
wooden machinery; water supplied by the outlet of Lough Catherine, works only
three months in the year
(I recall in one of my previous items sent to you there being a reference to
John Chambers occupying an office in Newtownstewart).
I wish you an enjoyable foray in and around Newtownstewart and hope we can have
a report of your findings and perhaps some photos?
All good wishes,
Len Swindley, Melbourne, Australia
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Subject: Re: [CoTyroneMailingList] Moyle Cottage
While looking up the St Eugene’s graveyard, I came upon the boundaries of Moyle
Glebe townland. Here is the link:
Also, a while back I discovered this link via google.
It is a government link. It makes reference to the location of “Moyle House”.
The site doesn’t seem to know the significance of Moyle House. I checked and
it is within Moyle Glebe, and it fits the description of where Sir Thomas
Maclear was born.
I believe it might have been where the Rev James Thomas Maclear (his father)
lived. Here are some of the references to Moyle Cottage:
It is where Sir Thomas Maclear (the Rev’s son) saw his first light. Was born.
It is where Sir Thomas Maclear’s mother, Mary McGrath, died.
Anyway, just a bit of trivia.
When we go to Newtownstewart in June I will check it out. (promise not to
Oh by the way, the significance to me is that my 3rd Great Grandmother, Martha
(Maclear) Chambers was a daughter of the Rev James Thomas Maclear.
Meanwhile, I have the location of St Eugene’s Graveyard.
Thanks Len and Carmen for your ideas on Moyle Cottage.
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