1st January 1847
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Londonderry Standard - Friday 01 January 1847


Monday, the 14th instant, meeting of the gentry and inhabitants of Macosquin Parish was Rev. T. McClelland, rector, in the chair, for the purpose of taking into consideration the best means of relieving the present distress. The substance of the resolutions agreed upon was.—

That a subscription list should be opened and a fund raised for the above purpose to be called the Macosquin Relief Fund and that Henry Richardson Esq. should be requested to act as Treasurer and James O. Lecky Esq. as Secretary.

The regulations of the Aghadoey Relief Food were adapted, the basis of their future action. A managing committee was appointed, consisting of Treasurer and Secretary, the Guardian of each Poor Law Electoral Division within the parish, and the following gentlemen Samuel Orr, Esq., John Wilson, Esq, Mr McLaughlin, Mr Wilson, and Mr Hanson, and they were requested to collect subscriptions from those not present then, and from the non-resident proprietors.

Mr David Mathews was appointed storekeeper, and it was decided that the meal required should be purchased from regular traders at current market prices. The following is a copy of one of the subscription lists, several of which are in coarse of being filled up:

 rev. T. McClelland £20, Richardson, Esq.,£100; Lady E. Richardson, £25; Mrs. the Misses Richardson £25, Samuel Orr. Esq , £20; J. Wilson, Esq., £5, Rev. G. Craig, £5; Rev, Dr. Huston, Rev, John Marlin £5, Mr. Alex McLoughlin £5, James Lecky, Esq., £5, Mrs. R. Bennett £5, Rev. M. Turs £5; Mr. James Mathews, £2; Mr. Mark Hanson £2, Dalryemple, £2; Messrs. D. Miller, £1; Mr. Caldwel | R. Miller, £1, Samuel Campbell £1, Captain Campbell, Mrs Bennett, £1; Captain Bruce, £1; Messrs. W. K £1 , James Oliver, £1 ; Miss Crow. £1.


  • Hello,I am very new to this so forgive me if i am asking the wrong questions in the wrong place.I am looking for a Drumcroon House (saw it on an old map) dates from 1870 to 1900.My grandfather was born at Drumcroon Macosquin 1872..(illegitimate?)..I cannot find out anything about them from 1872 birth cert.,until my grandads marriage in Macosquin in 1898..Then after 1901 i have all info.,about them..except my grandads mum..cannot find her anywhere...Thank you for reading,hope someone can push me in the right direction..Many Thanks.


    Tuesday 18th January 2022 04:21PM
  • Hi Rach

    Have you tried posting this message to our dedicated local volunteer Message Board for Macosquin?

    See also the Macosquin Buildings section for more on Drumcroon house. (If your ancestors were servants residing here, tracing them back through the 19th century will prove difficult. Having said that they may turn up in newspaper archives). 

    Drumcroon House derived its name also from Drumcroon townland (that contained many family homes). Also Drumcroon aka Drumcroone is a population centre (district) that could extend your search beyond its townland boundaries.

    What was your Drumcroon ancestor's surname?

    Rua, IrelandXO Volunteer ☘︎

    Tuesday 25th January 2022 05:09AM
  • Hi Rua,
    My grandad's name was David Connelly..15/11/1972, born in Drumcroon he was illegitimate.His mother Matilda Connelly..Have tried to find out about Matilda too,but again no luck..its like she had just vanished.Thank you Rue for your input.Really appreciate that.


    Tuesday 25th January 2022 07:15AM

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