Hello Len,

Thanks for this exiting new information regarding John Chambers and the corn 
mill in Milltown.  I see it is very close to Newtownstewart, so we will 
definitely check it out.  You have a good memory, because John and Martha lived 
on Upper St (now Main Street) and had an office next door, I believe.  In her 
interment papers, his daughter (Mary Ann) listed John’s occupation as Linen 
Merchant.  So perhaps that was the purpose of the office.  Sounds like John 
dabbled in other things!

Yes, I will give a report with photos when I get back.  We will be staying in 
Newtownstewart for two nights – much to explore in a relatively short time!

Thanks again for all the time you spend on Tyrone ancestry.

Tom Chambers

From: Len Swindley
Sent: Wednesday, May 30, 2018 2:26 AM
To: CoTyroneIreland.com Mailing List; tchamber...@gmail.com
Subject: RE: [CoTyroneMailingList] Moyle Cottage

Hello Tom,

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
MILLS:
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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From: CoTyroneList <cotyronelist-boun...@cotyroneireland.com> on behalf of Tom 
Chambers <tchamber...@gmail.com>
Sent: Sunday, May 20, 2018 8:06:50 AM
To: tchamber...@gmail.com; CoTyroneList@cotyroneireland.com
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:
http://www.genuki.org.uk/big/irl/TYR/Newtownstewart/StEugene

Also, a while back I discovered this link via google.  
http://www.parksandgardens.org/places-and-people/site/2355?preview=1
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 
trespass!)

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.

Tom


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