Letter, James Hamilton Jnr, Strabane, Co. Tyrone, to [Marquess of Abercorn, London]

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Title

Letter, James Hamilton Jnr, Strabane, Co. Tyrone, to [Marquess of Abercorn, London]

Subject

Lough Derg--Northern Ireland--Catalogue--Letters

Description

A report of the 55th Regiment displacing a group of entrenched squatters upon an island in Lough Derg for which they refuse to pay rent.

Creator

James Hamilton Jnr, Strabane, Co. Tyrone

Source

Letter in Public Record Office of Northern Ireland

Publisher

Public Record Office of Northern Ireland

Date

13 June 1793

Contributor

PRONI eCatalogue

Rights

Open access on catalogue

Format

Transcribed letter

Language

English

Type

Catalogue transcript

Identifier

DD_0454

Coverage

54.616218, -7.876212

References

D623/A/88/17

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Text

"The two flank (?) companies of the 55th Regiment quartered here, set out on a very melancholy occasion, in order to dispossess people of the name of Johnston, etc, to the number of thirty who hold forcible possession and have kept it these two years of an island in Lough Derg for which they refused to pay rent. It is scarcely penetrable, and the possessors are said to have ammunition and provision for nine months. They have mounted swivels and have hauled all the neighbouring boats into the island. The party with the sheriff were obliged to carry boats almost 22 miles on as a bad a road as any in Ireland, and mean on the sheriff being refused admittance (which will certainly be the case) to commence a fire with four cannon with which Government has provided them. This morning the possession was to be attempted and tomorrow we shall hear the event. Mr Leslie of Glaslough is the landlord."

Original Format

Letter collection

Collection

Citation

James Hamilton Jnr, Strabane, Co. Tyrone, “Letter, James Hamilton Jnr, Strabane, Co. Tyrone, to [Marquess of Abercorn, London],” Digital Derg: A Deep Map, accessed February 24, 2024, https://digitalderg.eu/items/show/475.

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