A History of the County of Down, from the Most Remote Period to the Present Day; Including an Account of Its Early Colonization, Ecclesiastical, Civil and Military Policy

A History of the County of Down, from the Most Remote Period to the Present Day; Including an Account of Its Early Colonization, Ecclesiastical, Civil and Military Policy

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1875 edition. Excerpt: ...son of Alexander Innes, settled at Belfast, and had issue, Joseph Innes, a merchant there, and the Rev. William Innis, of Bangor, who married Jane Brice, and their son William married his cousin, Dorothea Brice, daughter of Captain Charles Brice, of Castle Chichester. William Brice Innes was the first possessor of Dromantine, which was purchased for him, by his guardians, in accordance with the will of his uncle, Joseph Innes. The present representative of the family is Mr. Arthur Charles Innes, formerly Member of Parliament for Newry, to whose courtesy I am indebted for much information connected with this part of my work. In the vicinity of Dromantine, there is a lake frequented by an amazing number of wild fowl.-Drumgath parish contains the greater part of the town of Rath friland, and it has a population of 3,233 persons. A curious, antique bell was found in a bog in 1764, but I am not aware of how it has been disposed of. To the south of the town of Rathfryland, there was, says Harris, a small horsecourse, but it has been long disused. Drumgath is derived from Drumaghath, i. e. Ridge of the Dart. The town of Rathfryland (Rathfraeileann, or Freelansfort) stands on a lofty eminence, and the square, which forms a part of it, can only be approached, in any direction, by ascending a lofty hill. In 1871 it contained a population of 1,827 persons. It was founded, soon after the restoration, by Alderman Hawkins, of London, to whom the whole of the extensive manor was granted by Charles II., and it is now the property of the Hon. Mr. Meade, his lineal descendant. In this manor the jurisdiction extended to the large sum of 100. The public buildings are, Presbyterian Churches, with respective places of worship, for the Roman Catho lics, ...show more

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  • Paperback | 226 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 12mm | 413g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236914775
  • 9781236914774