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1880 Belfast / Ulster Street Directory

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County of Antrim

A Maritime County in the Province of Ulster. Boundaries - N., the Atlantic Ocean, E., the Northern Channel, S., Down, and W., Lough Neagh and Derry. Greatest length (North and South), 56 miles, greatest breadth (East and West), 30  1/2 miles, comprising an area of 1,164 square miles, or 762,079 acres, of which 631, 050 are arable, 72,065 uncultivated, 6,717 in plantations, 1,908 in towns, and 52, 248 under water, including a portion of Lough Neagh. Off the N. coast are Rathlin or Raghery Island and the Skerries. On the Maiden Rocks, off Larne Lough, are two lighthouses, showing fixed lights. The principal bays are Belfast Lough and Larne Lough. The subsoil is basalt or trap, forming the celebrated Giants' Causeway on the North coast, clay-slate, and limestone, there is coal at Ballycastle and a salt mine at Duncrue, Carrickfergus, on the property of the Marquis of Downshire. A company works the mine, the produce of which is of superior quality. Large beds of iron ore have recently been discovered in the hill region, extending from Larne to Cushendall, which are likely to prove of great importance. Already ten companies have been formed for the purpose of working the mines, some of which are of English origin. The ore is shipped from Larne, Glenarm, Carnlough and Red Bay, to the ports of Cumberland, Wales and the Clyde. One third of the county is mountain, not rising more than 1,600 feet above high sea level, and declining from the sea coast towards Lough Neagh in the South West. The River Bann forms the Western and the Lagan the Southern boundary of the  county. The Lagan Canal connects Lough Neagh with Belfast Lough. Bogs are large and numerous. The staple trades of this county are the spinning of linen and cotton yarn, and linen and cotton weaving in which a large number of the population are engaged. The fishery districts are Ballycastle and Carrickfergus, comprising 121 miles of maritime boundaries. The population in 1851 was 352, 368: in 1861, 368, 948; and in 1871, (including the Boroughs of Belfast and Carrickfergus), 404,515. The principal towns are the Parliamentary borough of Belfast, including the suburb of Ballymacarrett. Population in 1871, 174,412 - at present it exceeds 230,000; the county of the town of Carrickfergus, 9,397; the Parliamentary borough of Lisburn has a population in this county of 8,302, and the remaining inhabitants, 1,024, are in Down County. The county returns six members to Parliament - two for the county at large, constituency, 1879-80, 11,496, with twenty-one polling places,  two for Belfast borough, constituency, 20,163, and one for each of the boroughs of Carrickfergus and Lisburn, constituencies, 1,411 and 706. The county is divided into fourteen baronies - Antrim, Lower and Upper; Belfast, Lower and Upper; Carey, Dunluce, Lower and Upper; Glenarm, Lower and Upper; Kilconway; Massereene, Lower and \upper; Tyrone, Lower and Upper; and contains 79 parishes and parts of parishes. It is in the diocese of Connor. The county is in the North Eastern circuit, in the Belfast military district, and with the County Down forms the Sub-District No. 63, the Brigade Depot being at Downpatrick; Belfast is the head quarters of the recruiting district. There are Barracks in Belfast and in Carrickfergus. The Assizes are held at Belfast for Antrim and Carrickfergus, and the County is in the North Eastern Circuit. Quarter Sessions are held at Antrim, Belfast, Ballymoney and Ballymena. The head quarters of the Constabulary force are at Ballymena. There are resident magistrates at Belfast and Ballymena. The nett annual value of property, under the Tenement Valuation Act, is 1,064,786.

Lieutenant and Custos Rotulorum

The Most Noble Geo. Hamilton Chichester, Marquis of Donegall (1841), K.P., G.C.H., P.C., F.R.S., Belfast Castle, 22 Grosvenor Square, London, W., and Hampstead Marshall, Newbury, Berks.

High Sheriff, 1880

James Stewart Moore, Esq., D.L., J.P., Ballydivity, Dervock

Members of Parliament for the County

James Chaine, D.L., J.P., (1874), Ballycraigy, Antrim ; Conservative Club, London.
Hon. Edward O'Neill, D.L., J.P., (1863), Tullymore Lodge, Broughshane ; 19 Belgrave Square, London, S.W., and Carlton Club, London, S.W., and Sackville Street Club, Dublin.

Deputy Lieutenants

Deputy Lieutenants and Magistrates marked (a) have served the Office of High Sheriff in this County

a Adair, Henry, Loughanmore, Parkgate, Antrim
a Antrim, Right Hon. Earl of, Glenarm Castle, Glenarm, Larne; St. James' Club, London, W.
a Chaine, James, M.P., Ballycraigie, Antrim
Clarke, George J., The Steeple, Antrim
a Coey, Sir Edward, Merville, Belfast
Dalway, Marriott Robert, M.P., for Carrickfergus, Bella Hill, Carrickfergus
a Dobbs, Conway Richard, Castle Dobbs, Carrickfergus (was M.P. for Carrickfergus, 1832-33
a Leslie, James E., Leslie Hill, Ballymoney
a Lyons, Wm. T. Bristow, B.A., T.C.D., Brookhill, Lisburn; Sackville Club, Dublin
Macnaughten, Colonel, Sir Francis E., Bart., Dundarave, Bushmills
Massereene and Ferrard, Lord Viscount, Lieutenant Colonel, Antrim Artillery, Oriel Temple, Collon, Co. Louth; Junior United Service Club, London, S.W.; Sackville Street Club, Dublin.
a Montagu, Right Hon. Lord R., M.P., P.C., M.A., 72 Inverness Terrace, Bayswater, W. Carlton and Athenaeum Clubs, London, S.W.
a McGildowny, John, Clare Park, Ballycastle; Carlton Club, London, S.W.
O'Neill, Hon. Edward, M.P., for Co. Antrim, Tullymore Lodge, Broughshane, Antrim; 19 Belgrave Square, London, S.W., Carlton Club, London, S.W., and Sackville Street Club, Dublin.
a O'Rorke, Ambrose, Ballybolan, Ahoghill
a Owens, James, Holestone House, Doagh
Stannus, Walter Trevor, LL.D., T.C.D., Manor House, Moneymore; Kildare Street Club, Dublin
Templeton, Lieutenant General, Right Hon. Viscount, G.C.B.; Colonel 60th Rifles; Representative Peer for Ireland (1866); M.P. for Co. Antrim (1859-63), Castle Upton, Templepatrick, Belfast; United Service, Guards, Carlton and Travellers' Clubs, London, S.W,; Sackville Street Club, Dublin
Wallace, Sir Richard, Bart., M.P., for Lisburn, Hon. Colonel Antrim Artillery; J.P. for Co. Down; Antrim Castle, Co. Antrim; Sudbourn Hall, Wickham Market, Suffolk; Hertford House, Manchester Square, London, W.; Sackville Street Club, Dublin
a Waveney, Lord, F.R.S., Colonel Suffolk Artillery Militia; Aide-de-Camp to the Queen (J.P. and D.L. for Suffolk); was M.P. for Cambridge, 1847-52, 1854-57; The Castle, Ballymena; Knockie Lodge, Inverness, N.B.; 7 Audley Square, London, W.; Travellers' Club, London, S.W.
a Young, John, Galgorm Castle, Ballymena; Sackville Street Club, Dublin

Chairman of Quarter Sessions

John H. Otway (1858), County Court Judge and Recorder of Belfast, Q.C., Greenview, Dunmurry, Belfast.


a Adair, Henry, D.L., Loughanmore, Parkgate, Antrim
Agnew, William, Kilwaughter Castle, Larne
Alexander, Robert, Ballynacree, Ballymoney
Alexander, Robert, Carrickfergus
Allen, Arthur Chichester, Collon, Moorfields, Ballymena
Allen, Samuel, LL.B., M.A., Lisconnan, Dervock
Allen, William J. C., Greenisland, Belfast
Antrim, the Earl of, Glenarm Castle, Glenarm
Archer, Samuel, Orlands, Carrickfergus
Armstrong, Capt. Alexander Moore, Culmore House, Kilrea
Barbour, John Doherty, Lisburn
Beatty, David, Lisburn
Beers, John Leslie, Belfast
Bland, Rev. Robet Wintringham, M.A., Abbeyville, Belfast
Boyd, Sir Frederick, Bart., The Mansion, Ballycastle
Bruce, Henry S. B., Bellaghy, County Derry
Calwell, George, Ballydrain, Dunmurry
Capron, Frederick Lucas, Lisburn
Carson, Joseph J. H., Millmount, Randalstown
Casement, John, A.M., Churchfield, Ballycastle
Casement, Julius, Cronroe, Ashford, Co. Wicklow
Carver, W. E., 18 Mark Street, Portrush
a Chaine, James, M.P., D.L., Ballycraigy, Antrim
Charley, William, Seymour Hill, Dunmurry
Chichester, Captain, A. J. S. C., Moyola Park, Castledawson
Clarke, George Jackson, D.L., Steeple, Antrim
a Coey, Sir Edward, D.L., Merville, Belfast
Cordner, Clement Kennedy, Holywood, Co. Down
Corry, J. P., M.P., Dunraven, Belfast
Courtenay, James, Glenburn, Portglenone
Curell, Andrew, Ballygarvey House, Ballymena
a Dalway, Marriott Robert, D.L., M.P., Bella Hill, Carrickfergus
Darcus, Solomon, Cardenmore, Larne
a De La Cherois-Crommelin, Samuel A. Hill (J.P. and D.L. County Down), Carrowdore Castle, Donaghadee
Dobbs, Conway Edward, Glenariff Lodge, Larne
a Dobbs, Conway Richard, D.L., Castle Dobbs, Carrickfergus
Dobbs, Montagu William Edward, Castle Dobbs, Carrickfergus
Douglas, Richard M., Portballintrae, Bushmills
Dowglass, George, Gobranna, Crumlin
Ewart, William, M.P., Glenmachan House, Strandtown, Belfast
Gage, Colonel Ezekiel, Ballycastle
Gage, Marcus McCausland, Dunmurry
Gage, Robert, Rathlin Island, Ballycastle
Gihon, W., Lisnagillan, Galgorm
Giveen, Butler Mildmay, Cooldarragh, Coleraine
Gordon, R. F., Delamont, Killinchy, Co. Down
Gray, James, Hazelbank, Whiteabbey
Greer, Thomas, Seapark, Carrickfergus
a Greer, Thomas, 8 Easton Square, London, S.W.
Hamilton-Jones, Thomas Morris, Moneyglass House, Toome
Hancock, John, The Manor House, Lurgan
Hannay, Major Edmund A., Ballylough, Bushmills
a Henry, Frederick Hugh, Lodge Park, Straffan, Co. Kildare
Hill, John, The Castle, Bellaghy, Co. Derry
Hutchinson, Thomas Leckey, Mansion House, Ballymoney
Hutchinson, William Ford, Stranocum House, Ballymoney
Johnson, Sir William Gillilan, M.A., College Square North, Belfast
Johnson, George Birch, Glynn, Larne
Killen, E., Australia
Knox, W. B., Stranmore, Belfast
a Lanyon, Sir Charles, The Abbey, Whiteabbey, Belfast
a Lecky, Hugh, Beardiville, Coleraine
a Leslie, J. E., D.L., Leslie Hall, Ballymoney
Longfield, Right Hon. Mountifort, LL.D., P.C., a Commissioner of Education, Monavert, Cushendall
Lyle, James Acheson, Portstewart House, Portstewart
a Lyons, William Thomas Bristow, B.A., D.L., Brookhill, Lisburn
Macaulay, A., Glenvill, Cushendall
Macaulay, John, Redhall, Ballycarry
a Macnaughten, Sir Francis Edward, Bart., D.L., Dundarave, Bushmills
a Magenis, Colonel Richard H., Deraw, Finvoy, Ballymoney
Massereene and Ferrard, Lieutenant Colonel, The Viscount, D.L., Oriel Temple, Collon, Co. Louth
McCance, Finlay, Suffolk, Dunmurry
McClintock, Charles E., Glendarragh, Crumlin
McClintock, H. Stanley, Kilwarlin House, Hillsborough
McClure, Sir Thos., Bart, V.L., Belmont, Belfast
McDonald, Alexander, Glenarm, Larne
McDonnell, Lieutenant Colonel John, Ballinleg, Glenariff
McGarel-Hogg, Sir J. M., Bart., Magheramorne, 26 Grosvenor Gardens, London, S.W.
a McGildowney, J., D.L., Clare Park, Ballycastle
McKenzie, Major John Kenneth, 17 Cornwall Terrace, Regent Park, London, N.W.
a McNeile, Henry Hugh, Parkmount, Belfast
McNeill, Edmund, Craigdun, Craigs, Belfast
McNeill, Malcolm, The Curran, Larne
McNeill, Captain Daniel Alexander, Cushendun
Millar, John, Lisburn
A Montagu, Right Hon. Lord Robert, D.L., 72 Inverness Terrace, London, W.
Mulholland, John (M.P. for Downpatrick), Ballywalter Park, Newtownards
Murney, Henry, M.D., Donegall Square East, Belfast
Murray, Major Alex., Drumadoan, Cloughmills
O'Neill, Hon. Edward, D.L., M.P., Tullymore Lodge, Broughshane
a O'Rorke, Ambrose, D.L., Ballybolan, Ahoghill
a Owens, James, D.L., Holestone, Doagh
Pakenham, Rev. Arthur Hercules, M.A., Langford Lodge, Crumlin
Patrick, John, Dunminning, Glarryford
Perry, Samuel William, The Grange, Lisburn
Robinson, Henry J., Westport House, Portrush
Rowan, John J., Mountdavys, Ballymena
Seeds, Robert, LL.D., Q.C., 52 Rutland Square West, Dublin
Stannus, Walter Trevor, LL.D., D.L., Manor House, Moneymore
Taylor, David, Bertha House, Windsor, Belfast
Templeton, General Viscount, G.C.B., D.L., Castle Upton, Templepatrick, Belfast
Thompson, James, Hazelbank, Belfast
Thompson, Samuel, Muckamore Abbey, Antrim
a Thomson, R. Cunningham, Castleton, Belfast
Thornhill, F. W., Lisamure, Ballymoney
Traill, Anthony, LL.D., Ballylough, Bushmills
Turnly, John, B.A., Drumnasole, Glenarm, Larne
Valentine, Wm., Glenavna, Whiteabbey, Belfast
Wallace, Sir Richard, Bart., D.L., M.P., The Castle, Antrim
Ward, Colonel James, Lisburn
a Waveney, Lord, D.L., The Castle, Ballymena
Wilson, M. F., Drumalla, Carnlough
Yarmouth, The Earl of, M.P., 10 Rutland Gate, London, S.W.
a Young, John, D.L., Galgorm Castle, Ballymena
Young, Wm., Finaghy, Cullybackey, Ballymena

Resident Magistrates
(Appointed under 6 Wm. IV., cap. 13.)
Montgomery, Andrew C., Ballymena
O'Donnell, John Charles, Belfast
Clifford, Lloyd, Captain C. D., Belfast

County Officers

Clerk of the Crown - Walter Bourne (1832), 43 Harrington Street, Dublin.
Deputy Clerk of the Crown - Hugh McNeile McCormick (1865), Courthouse, Belfast
Clerk of the Peace - G. A. H. Chichester (1849), Abingdon, Berkshire ; 31 Donegall Street, Belfast
Deputy Clerk of the Peace - Thos. Cunningham (1875), 31 Donegall Street, Belfast
Crown Solicitor - James Greer (1867), 15 Wellington Quay, Dublin
Crown Solicitor at Quarter Sessions - J. McLean (1868), Belfast and 8 Inn's Quay, Dublin
Treasurer 0 Colonel William Verner, B.A. (1858), office, Count Courthouse, Belfast
Secretary to Grand Jury - John Coates (1821), Sea Cliff, Bangor, and Count Court House
Governor County Prison - J. L. Beers, J.P.
County Surveyor - Alex. Tate, Longwood, Whitehouse, office, Queen Street, Belfast
Assistant Surveyors - Messrs. James McNeill, James Alexander, Wm. Allen, Robt. A. Corry, Edward Magee, Malcolm McClarty, James Johnston, John Rea, John Scott, William J. Colwell, Leslie Creery, and David Moss
Sub-Sheriif - Henry Haigh Bottomley, office, Ulster Street, Belfast
Sheriff's Returning Officer - William M. Moore, 51 Upper Sackville Street, Dublin
Coroners - A. Mussen, M.D., Crumlin; David Taggart, M.D., Carrickfergus; Wm. Raphael, Esq., Galgorm, Ballymena; John Dunlop, M.D., Ballycastle
District Registrar, Her Majesty's Court of Probate for Antrim and Down - John McC. Higginson, J.P., Carnalea House, Crawfordsburn, office, Waring St. Belfast
Joint Registrar United Diocese, Down, Connor and Dromore - John McConnell Higginson, J.P., Carnalea House, Crawfordsburn
Agents for Lloyds - Messrs. Sinclair & Boyd, Belfast

Inspectors of National Schools
James Morell, Belfast, head inspector; D. J., Roantree, Ballymena; J. Moran, North Belfast; J. McCallum, South Belfast

Stamp Distributor
Head Distributor for the County - Thos. Robt. Stannus, Belfast, April (1844)

Her Majesty's Prison
Visiting Committee meets first Friday in each month
Messrs. George J. Clarke, H. H. McNeile, John Young, Sir Charles Lanyon, W. T. B. Lyons, David Taylor, James Owens, Hon. E. O'Neill, M.P.; General Viscount Templeton, Captain R. C. Thomson, Samuel Thompson, John Hind

County Infirmary - Lisburn
Treasurer - J. N. Richardson
Surgeon - William Thompson, M.D.
Secretary - John McClure

Poor Law Unions
The County is comprised in seven unions - viz., Antrim, Ballycastle, Ballymena, Ballymoney, Belfast, Larne and Lisburn

County Lunatic Asylum - Belfast
For County of Antrim and the County of the town of Carrickfergus
Board of Governors meets second Monday in each month
Marquis of Donegall; Mayor of Belfast ; Ven. Archdeacon Hincks, A.M.; Robert J. Tennent, D.L., J.P.; John S. Crawford, D.L., J.P.; Lord Bishop of Down; Adam J. Macrory ; Earl of Dufferin, K.P., K.C.B.; Sir Thomas McClure, Bart., V.L.; Colonel William Forde, D.L.; Right Rev. Bishop Dorrian, D.D.; Colonel Lord Waveney, D.L.; Sir Edward Coey, D.L., J.P.; John Young, D.L., J.P.; H. H. McNeile, D.L., J.P.; Viscount Templeton, G.C.B., D.L.; John Blackiston-Houston, D.L.; Sir Thomas Bateson, Bart, M.P., D.L.; David Taylor, J.P.; Thomas Morris Hamilton-Jones, D.L., J.P.; William Ewart, J.P., M.P.; Professor James Cuming, M.D.; Marriott R. Dalway, M.P., J.P.; Rev. John Macnaughtan; Edward P. Cowan, J.P.; Sir C. Lanyon, J.P.
Resident Medical Superintendent - Alexander Stewart Merrick, M.D.
Visiting Physician - H. MacCormac, Esq., M.D.
Chaplains - Church of Ireland - Rev. N. E. Smith
                   Presbyterian - Rev. John Mecredy
                    Roman Catholic - Rev. M. O'Malley
Surgeon Apothecary - James Moore, M.D.
Matron - Miss Eliza Waters
Clerk - Alexander Gibson

Barony Cess Collectors

Antrim, Upper - John Hanson, The Bush, Antrim
Antrim, Lower - Jos. Kirkpatrick, Broughshane
Belfast, Upper - W. H. H. Lyons, Brookhill, Lisburn
Belfast, Lower - Andrew Burney, Larne
Carey - Charles McD. Stewart, Ballyhivistock, Dervock
Dunluce, Upper - James Douglas, Dervock
Dunluce, Lower - James Laughlin, Dervock
Glenarm, Upper - John Ross, Larne
Glenarm, Lower - Daniel Jamison, Cushendall
Kilconway - George S. Kirkpatrick, Hazelbank, Cullybackey
Massereene, Upper - W. H. H. Lyons, Brookhill, Lisburn
Massereene, Lower - William McConnell, Cherryvalley, Crumlin
Toome, Upper - Henry Robinson, Randalstown
Toome, Lower - Fred. A. Mathews, Ballymena

Coastguard Officers and Stations

Divisional Officers

Ballycastle - Lieutenant F. A. Chapman, R.N.
Carrickfergus - Horace W. Rochport, R.N.

Chief Officers

Carrickfergus - Richard Jenkins
Cushendall - Thos. S. Langmaid
Glenarm - James Donovan
Larne - Denis Murphy
Portrush - William Fowler

Chief Boatmen in Charge

Ballycastle - Thomas Jenkins
Ballyalley - Samuel Denis
Portmuck - Francis Haigs
Whitehead - Daniel Lanigan
Whitehouse - William Gardham

Antrim Queen's Royal Rifles (79) - Rifle Green, Facings Scarlet

Colonel - Marquis of Donegall, K.P., G.C.H., late 7th Hussars, aide-de-camp to the Queen
Lieutenant-Colonel - Edmund Douglas Leslie
Major - Alexander Murray
Captains - A. J. S. C. Chichester, late 12th Lancers; Alex. Mackay Henderson, Edwd. Vandeleur, late Captain 2nd Dragoon Guards; Eldred T. Pottinger, late Captain Bombay Artillery; John J. Rowan, late Lieutenant 62nd Foot; John Preston, G. F. D. Fullerton.
Lieutenants - K. Hamilton Jones and Arthur Ward
Sub-Lieutenants - T. M. Holmes, C. H. Clements, M. R. P. Audain, F. H. Douglas
Quartermaster - D. Sullivan
Adjutant - R. J. Hickman

Antrim Royal Artillery (1) Facings Scarlet - Head Quarters, Carrickfergus

Honorary Colonel - Sir Richard Wallace, Bart
Lieutenant-Colonel Commandant - Viscount Massereene and Ferrard
Captains - Jas. Craig, H. B. Johnston, Arthur W. Shirley-Ball, late 8th Hussars; Arthur Forbes ; W. T. R. Atkin
Lieutenants - Valentine J. Cornwall, Wm. H. Kinsey, James L. Alison, Edward J. Kinsey, John S. Exham, W. Yeldham, Hon. C. R. Howard, H. B. Johnston, John E. McLean, G. E. K. Bull, M. W. Dalway
Adjutant - Fred. A. Ogle, late Captain, Royal Marine Artillery
Assistant Surgeon - David Taggart, M.D.

Royal Irish Constabulary

County Inspector - W. H. St. Leger, Ballymena
Sub-Inspectors' Stations :-
Antrim - Joseph Talbot Gilbert
Ballymena - Bernard G. Shaw
Carrickfergus - Joshua W. M. Bernard
Glenarm - George F. H. McClintock
Lisburn - Robert M. Tilly

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