Lough Catherine is west of Newtownstewart and on its east side was Baronscourt - the mansion of the Earls/Marquis/Duke of Abercorn.
Peter On Thursday, May 31, 2018, Tom Chambers <tchamber...@gmail.com> wrote: > Len, > > > > After looking closer at your reference to the Ardstraw corn mill it says > townland Milltown, not the village Milltown. So I found townland Milltown > which is by Strabane. My sister found this link to mills in Northern > Ireland (pretty complete!) > > http://www.millsofnorthernireland.com > > After looking at that, I am uncertain where the Ardstraw corn mill would > have been. For one thing, I could not find Lough Catherine. Ideas? > > > > Tom > > > > *From: *Len Swindley <len_swind...@hotmail.com> > *Sent: *Thursday, May 31, 2018 9:16 AM > *To: *Tom Chambers <tchamber...@gmail.com>; CoTyroneList@cotyroneireland. > com > *Subject: *RE: [CoTyroneMailingList] Moyle Cottage > > > > Yes Tom, > > > > John Chambers would have required another trade or calling to see the > family through those months that the mill wasn’t working. Linen merchants > were in abundance in the north-west and he would have traded at the market > in Strabane. My 4th and 5th great grandfathers were linen merchants in > Strabane c1760-1822; the linen industry waxed and waned every seven or so > years and it was necessary to have other talents. My 4th g-grandfather > was also a schoolmaster at Lifford, Co. Donegal in the 1790s. > > > > Enjoy your holiday in Newtownstewart. > > Len > > > > > > Sent from Mail <https://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=550986> for > Windows 10 > > > > *From:* Tom Chambers <tchamber...@gmail.com> > *Sent:* Thursday, May 31, 2018 9:32:36 AM > *To:* Len Swindley; CoTyroneIreland.com Mailing List > *Subject:* RE: [CoTyroneMailingList] Moyle Cottage > > > > 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 <len_swind...@hotmail.com> > *Sent: *Wednesday, May 30, 2018 2:26 AM > *To: *CoTyroneIreland.com Mailing List <CoTyroneList@cotyroneireland.com>; > 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 <https://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=550986> for > Windows 10 > > > > [image: cid:image002.png@01D3F844.93A9CE00] > > *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 > > > > > > > -- Best wishes! Peter Kincaid
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