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Tyrone Tenants Rents Lowered 1885

Derry Journal, 13 March 1885
Transcribed by Teena




Tyrone and Derry Sub-Commission

The Commissioners

The Messrs.

Edward GREER J.P. Chairman
John F. BOMFORD J.P.
John GOLDING J.P.

In the Courthouse Omagh resumed the hearing of cases from the estates of Sir John STEWART and the Earl of Belmore.

Messrs. DICKIE, RIORDAN, HOUSTON, and SHOALS represented the different parties.

John LOAN, Tenant James HAMILTON, Landlord

The area is 10a. 2r. l0p.; and the rent is 7 10s. This was an application by the landlord to fix the true value of the holding, of which he had given notice of his intention to purchase.

Jane HAMILTON aunt of the landlord examined Mr, DICKIE - The holding was let to the tenant under an agreement in 1869, at the yearly rent of l0. The Land Commission reduced that rent to 7 10s. When the tenant got possession there was a dwelling-house and byre upon the holding. These buildings are all gone, and the walls carted away.

John LOAN the tenant to Mr. RIORDAN - The lands are only one mile and a half from Fintona. In January last I put this farm up for sale, but could get no offer. The landlord offered me 2O. It is in my opinion worth 6O. James Kelly, to to Riordan-l am a valuer. I consider tbe tenant's interest worth 60.

The Chairman (to witness) - I see in your valuation that is before us you include 7 10s, and you say "worth that much as an accommodation to the landlord" If the landlord was not the purchaser, would you exclude that item? Witness - I would, and reduce my estimate to 57 10s.

The Chairman said - In this case the evidence on which we are asked to give our decision is of the most meagre description. We have no proof of any bona fide offers to purchase this holding, nor any evidence of sales of adjoining farms. The tenant got the farm without fine or imput direct from the landlord in 1869. He has not made any improvements, and we are of the opinion that 37 10s is the true value of his interest.

The Chairman delivered the following decisions in the cases heard at Dungannon

*note - all had their rents lowered or the rents remained the same

Landlord F. S. MANSFIELD
Mary KEENAN 
John and Hugh BRANNIGAN 
Margaret HAGAN
Neal HUGHES
Charles BRANNIGAN
Patrick HUGHES


Landlords, Trustees of the Countess Castlestuart
Andrew FULLERTON 
Michael LOUGHRAN  
Peter NUGENT  
Joseph NUGENT
Maria M'CRACKEN 
Mary COLHOUN  
Terence HAGAN 
Andrew FULLERTON


Landlord B. W. LOWRY
Bernard QUIN
Owen HOPKINS 
Arthur O'NEILL
Arthur MULHOLLAND


Landlord James BRUCE
Joseph KERR
James MULLAN
John HOLMES  
David John HOLMES
John EMMERSON  
Johnston IRWIN  
John ADAMS  
George HOLMES
Mary Ann BLOOMER  
James MALLON
John NELSON  
John HUGHES
Hugh HOBSON 
Michael O'NEILL
James DONNELLY 
Felix  O'NEILL
Peter KELLY
Daniel WRIGHT  
James BOYD  
John DONNELLY
Rose BRANNIGAN
Edward HANSON  
James HANSON  
Terence STAFFORD






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