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 Sent from Mail for Windows 10 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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