Tuesday, 29 March 2011

List of Lisburn Voters, 1863 and Lisburn Volunteers, 1788.

SOME EXTRACTS

FROM THE
RECORDS OF
OLD LISBURN
AND THE
MANOR OF KILLULTAGH.

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Edited by JAMES CARSON.
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XXIV.

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CONTESTED PARLIAMENTARY ELECTIONS IN THE BOROUGH OF LISBURN, 1852-1863.

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LIST OF VOTERS AT THE LISBURN ELECTION
Held on 21st February, 1863:

With a Few Observations thereon
BY JOHN REA.

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John Rea was a celebrated Belfast attorney. The "Few Observations Thereon" refer to a number of well-known Lisburn citizens, and are of such a personal and defamatory nature that no good purpose would be served in perpetuating them.

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CANDIDATES:

EDWARD WINGFIELD VERNER, Esq. -- Proposed by Jonathan Richardson, Esquire., of Glenmore, and seconded by Mr. Redmond Jefferson, of Bow Street.

JOHN DOGHERTY BARBOUR, Esq. -- Proposed by Mr. Hugh M'Call, and seconded by Mr. James Mussen.

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ELECTORS WHO VOTED FOR MR. VERNER.

Seymour Street,
Thomas Dornan, Rev. H. Hudson, William Newill, Rev. R. L. Scott.

Castle Street,
John Backas, John Birney, James Bolton, Moses Bullick, James Ward Coulson, John Cree, Rev. R. A. Devers, Edward Johnston, Joshua Pim, Alexander M'Kinsey, Robert Thompson, Lucas Waring.

Railway Street,
John Graham, Hugh Kelly, William John Knox, William Stuart.

Bridge Street,
James Allester, Alexander Downey, Andrew Johnston, Carl Klinger, George M'Cullough, Robert Cully. James Verner, Robert Willis, Carlisle Wilson, Samuel Young.

Market Square,
Edward Boomer, William Graham, John Kinghan, David Mack, Mathew Mussen, Adam M'Clure, George M'Ilroy, Jacob Bannister, James Bell, George Bell.

Smithfield,
Henry Bell, Daniel Grant, William Henry Lavery, George Wilson.

Market Street,
William Watson, Thomas M'Bride, Robert Munce, Hugh Kain, Arthur Gamble.

Bow Street,
John Allester, James Allen, Gilbert Armstrong, David Beatty, John Belshaw, John Boomer, James Clarke, Henry Dickey, Alexander Hanna, Thomas Harvey, William John Harvey, Thomas Jefferson, Redmond Jefferson, John Jordan, John Kain, James Lappin, Robt. Lynass, Denis Munce, David M'Night, Thomas R. Pelan, Thomas Savage, Wm. Stevenson, George Thompson, William Tumblety, William John Vaughan.

Antrim Lane,
William Corry, Arthur Johnston.

Antrim Road,
James Bannister, James Corken.

Hillsborough Road,
George Campbell, William Taylor.

Chapel Hill,
Robert Bell, John Bell, Richard Breathwaite, William Galloway, William Hanna, John Hermon, William Singleton.

Longstone,
William Dempsey, James Lappen, J. Laverty, Thomas M'Clusky, William M'Donald, Samuel Stevenson.

Knockmore,
Robert Blackburn, Joseph Blackburne, George Briggs, Robert Corbitt, James S. Dawson, John Golden, Joseph Gordon, George Hodgin, John M'Bride, Ralph Orr, James Parke.

Tonagh,
John Aicken, Thomas Johnston, Robt. Knuckle, Francis Turner, Edward Wylie.

Lisnagarvey,
James Doyle, Patrick Gelston, John Major, William Wilson.

Largymore,
David Graham.

Lissue,
William Blackburn, Adam Blackburn.

Old Warren,
Edward Hogg, Robert M'Cann, Charles Gribben.

Back Lane,
William Conn.

Magheralave,
Thomas M'Bride, William Wilson.

Magheralave Road,
John Pennington, sen., John Pennington, jun.

Lambeg Glebe,
Rev. Thomas Cosgrave.

Warren Cottage,
Henry John Garrett.

James Street,
Joseph Hull.

Johnston's Entry,
Samuel Johnston.

Town View,
William Maule.

Glenmore,
Jonathan Richardson.

London,
William H. Ward.

Ballymacross,
William Wilson.

Derryvolgie,
William Gregg.

Moyallen,
John G. Richardson.

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ELECTORS WHO VOTED FOR MR. BARBOUR.

Seymour Street,
William Chapman, Thomas Conn, Saml. Kennedy, James Kidd, Thomas Killen, James Knox, James Millen, James Turner, David Wilson.

Castle Street,
James B. Brown, W. S. Darkin, John Doherty, James Friars, Dr. J. J. Kelso, Dr. Samuel Musgrave, Mathew M'Cloy, Robert M'Connell, Mathew J. Smyth, Dr. Wm. Thompson, James Turtle, George Wilson.

Railway Street,
Thomas Breathwaite, Joseph Bell, David Carlisle, Edward Higginson, James Mussen, Henry Nugent, John Stevenson, William Williamson, Rev. Mr. Bickerdith.

Bridge Street,
Arthur Atkinson, Jos. Balmer, Peter Convery, Robert Cordner, Edward Donaghey, William Dunwoody, John Fitzpatrick, John Heaney, George Maxwell, Henry M'Gann, Hugh M'Caughey, Saml. M'Connell, Joseph M'Night, Wm. John Reynolds, Scott Hamilton, William Walsh, Peter Walsh, Henry Watson, Francis Williamson, Robert Wilson, Michael Woods, Wm. John Young.

Market Square,
James Boyd, Dr. John Campbell, Wm. Connelly, George. Duncan, William Kenmuir, Russel Kennedy, Henry Major, Dr. Michael Meharg, John Miller, Roberts Mussen, David M'Blain, Joseph M'Clure, Thomas M'Creight, John M'Intyre, Lee M'Kinstry, Bryson Pelan, James Phillips, James Savage, Alex. Titterington, Patrick Woods, Samuel Wright, John Anderson, George Beattie, John Bell.

Piper Hill,
George Carlisle, Samuel Hull, Michael Savage.

Smithfield,
Thomas Magee, Edward Savage, James Savage,

Market Lane,
James Crawford, Robert Millar.

Bow Street,
John Brown, James Cairns, John Finlay, George Geoghegan, James A. Green, John K. Green, Rev. John Harkin, George Robert Hill, John King, Timothy Loughlin, John Laverty, Thomas Lavery, Arthur Macartney, Hugh M'Call, Daniel M'Lernon, Robert Reid, James Rice, John Rice, Clarke Rice, J. J. Richardson, Robert Waterhouse, George Wilson, Robt Wilson, William Young, Samuel Young.

Antrim Lane,
Samuel Bennett.

Hillsborough Road,
John Brownlee, William Brownlee, Patrick Mulholland.

Chapel Hill,
Arthur Ferris, Charles Maguire, John Orr.

Longstone,
William Brady, sen., William Brady, jun., Thomas Donaghan, John. M'Donald, William Neill, John Phillips, Rev. Ed. Kelly.

Lisnagarvey,
Robert Barbour, Thomas Kennedy, Robert Kennedy.

Hilden,
James Barbour, William Barbour, Robt. Ardill.

Largymore,
James Allister, William Johnston, J. Long, William John Magee.

Oldwarren,
David Brady.

Back Lane,
Thomas Herrald.

Linen Hall Street,
Thomas Dornan.

Island Mill,
Albert Dawson.

Belfast,
Samuel Shaw.

Lambeg,
Alexander Richardson, Philip F. Richardson.

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The following were neutral and did not vote:--

Rev. W. Carther,Castle St.
John M'Clure, do.
John Richardson, sen.,do.
Very Rev. Dean Stannus,do.
Thomas R. Stannus,do.
George Stephenson,do.
Rev. W. E. Breakey,Railway St.
James Maze,do.
Hugh Seeds,do.
James A. Stewart,do.
George Wilson,do.
William Foote,Bridge St.
William Bell,do.
James Halliday,do.
James Silcock,Market Sq.
William Coulson,do.
Arthur Gamble,Bow St.
Rev. James Johnston,do.
Alex Kenmuir,do.
John Ruddy,do.
Robert Stewart,do.
Reney Boomer,do.
James Brown,Longstone.
Thomas Fawcett,do.
Robert Allister,Largymore.
Hugh Conn,Linen Hall St.
James M'Kowen,Millbrook.
John Owden,Brooklands.
Alex. Riddell,Belfast.
Jonathan Richardson,Lambeg.
John Richardson,do.
W. T. Stannus,Manor House

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For Mr. Barbour ............ 140
For Mr. verner ............... 134
     Neutral ...................... 32
     Dead .......................... 4
     Left Town ................. 3
Total on List   313

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Parliamentary Representation of the Borough of Lisburn and South Antrim, 1863-1917.

Edward Wingfield Verner was elected as Member of Parliament for the Borough of Lisburn in 1863, and retained the seat till 1874.

Sir Richard Wallace was returned unopposed in 1874 and represented Lisburn till 1886.

In 1886 the Borough was absorbed in the South Division of the County of Antrim. Sir Richard did not offer himself for reelection and W. G. E. Macartney was returned unopposed for the South Antrim Parliamentary Division.

He was also returned unopposed in 1892 and 1895.

In 1900 the seat was contested, both candidates being Conservatives:--

W. G. E. Macartney    3674
Samuel Lowther    3081

Mr. Macartney retired in 1903. The seat was again contested, both candidates being Unionists:--

Charles Curtis Craig    4464
S. R. Keightley    3615

In 1906 Mr. Craig was returned unopposed.

The seat was contested in January 1910:--

C. C. Craig (Unionist),    5310
W. M. Clow (Liberal),    2340

Mr. Craig was returned unopposed in December, 1910, and still represents the constituency. On the outbreak of the war he accepted a commission in the Royal Irish Rifles, attained the rank of captain, was wounded at the Somme July 1st 1916, taken prisoner, and is now a prisoner in Germany.

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Lisburn Volunteers, 1788.

In 1798 Lisburn had a troop of cavalry Volunteers as well as infantry. In the cavalry were many well-known Lisburn names, some of which are still associated with the town.

     Captain Smith.
     Lieutenant Delacherois.
     Henry Steele, sergeant.
     George Whitla, sergeant.
     James Fulton, sergeant.
     James Ravenscroft, sergeant.
     James Willis, corporal.
     Thomas Beatty, corporal.
     John Boomer, corporal.
     Henry Blainey, trumpeter.
     Murray Alderdice.
     Francis Bennett.
     Charles Blackball.
     Benjamin Boomer.
     John Boomer.
     Richard Brison.
     William Brittain.
     Carnl. Carleton.
     Thomas Carleton.
     Richard Cahoon.
     Wm. Coulson.
     John Crossley.
     Thomas Crossey.
     Alex. Cudbert.
     Robert Carleton.
     William Dillen.
     Francis Dobbs.
     John Drummond.
     Robert Fraser.
     Richard Greer.
     John Hastings.
     John Hill, jun.
     John Hill, sen.
     Isaac Hodgeon.
     John Jefferson.
     John Johnston.
     Robert Leathern.
     Henry Mussen.
     John Mercer.
     John Morrow.
     James Mussen, jun.
     James Mussen, sen.
     William Mussen.
     John M'Dowell.
     Francis M'Gahey.
     George Pentland.
     John Oliver.
     John Patten.
     George Patterson.
     John Pelan.
     Arthur Bichey.
     Henry Seede.
     Alex Stewart.
     Robert Stirling.
     William Tinsley.
     James Townley.
     James Turner.
     Samuel Waring.
     Paul Waring.
     William Wheeler.
     John Ingram.
     Edward Quigley.
     Henry Sloane.
     Thomas Townley.

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Next Week -- King William III. in Lambeg, Lisburn and Blaris.


(This article was originally published in the Lisburn Standard on 30 March 1917 as part of a series which ran in that paper each week through 1917. The text along with other extracts can be found on my website Eddies Extracts.)




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