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Blair Family Notes Cos. Tyrone & Donegal 1829-69
Personal announcements and notices extracted from the STRABANE MORNING POST & LONDONDERRY SENTINEL

Transcribed, Compiled and Submitted by Len Swindley, Melbourne, Australia


March 17 1829


On the morning of Saturday last, the Shop of MR. ARTHUR BLAIR, of this town, was broken into, by some persons, who carried off Bank Notes to a considerable amount, also some tea, soap, &c. Although a diligent search was made immediately after the robbery, no trace of the depredators could be found.

A large reward has been offered for the apprehension of the robbers, which we hope, will be the means of bringing them to justice

September 21 1824


ALL persons who stood indebted to the late MR. McCLURE, of Findrum [Co. Donegal], are requested to meet Captain MANSFIELD and Messrs. JAMES BLAIR and DAVID WILSON, his Executors, at the Inn in Raphoe [Co. Donegal], on SATURDAY the 25th instant, in order to settle and make Arrangements for the immediate Payment of all Sums that may appear due; and such persons as do not then come forward and settle, their Securities will be forthwith handed over to Mr. Wm. WILSON, the Attorney for said Executors, to enforce Payment. ---- Dated 18th September, 1824

March 10 1825



RESPECTFULLY acquaints the Ladies and Gentlemen of Strabane and its Vicinity that he has commenced business in the shop formerly occupied by the late WM. HAMILTON. From having been foreman in one of the best shops in Londonderry for six years, the quality of his materials, neatness of Workmanship, moderate Prices, and strict attention, he hopes to obtain a share of public Patronage

Strabane, 9th May, 1825

June 6 1825

On Saturday last, MR. THOMAS BLAIR, of Carnone [Co. Donegal]

November 28 1826

At Cooley, on Thursday, MR ADAM BLAIR, formerly of Ardnaglass [Co. Donegal], in the parish of Lifford, aged 86 years

January 15 1831

Died on Thursday week 6th January, MR. JAMES BLAIR, of Liskinbuoy, aged 68 years

January 25 1831

On Friday last, MR. JAMES BLAIR, of Carnone [Co. Donegal]

February 19 1833


I HEREBY caution the Public against giving credit to my Wife, JANE GREG, otherwise BLAIR, as I will not pay any debts she has or may contract since she left my house.

Dated at Culbuoy, near Letterkenny [Co. Donegal], this 18th February, 1833


December 31 1833

On Thursday last, MISS BLAIR, daughter of MR BLAIR, Bridgend

March 13 1834

Married at Strabane, on Thursday last, by the Rev. A. P. Goudy, Presbyterian Minister, MR. LEWIS LIPSETT, of Nursery Cottage, near Ballyshannon [Co. Donegal], to MARGARET, eldest daughter of MR. ANDREW BLAIR, of this town

April 12 1836

On Monday last, at Argry, in the parish of Clonleigh [Co. Donegal], MR. ROBERT BLAIR, aged 57. He was a man of strictest integrity, and very much respected by all who had the pleasure of knowing him. He has left a wife and family to deplore his loss


January 4 1834

Died on Thursday the 26th ult., MISS ELIZABETH BLAIR, aged 14 years, daughter of MR. SAMUEL BLAIR, of Bridge End, Strabane

June 17 1837

Married on the 6th inst. by the Rev. David Bennell, Presbyterian Minister, ALAN BLAIR, ESQ., of Ivy Lodge, near Dungannon, to ELLEN, eldest daughter of the late ROBERT BROWN, ESQ., of Northland Row, Dungannon

June 23 1838

Married on Thursday, the 31st ult., by the Rev. John Moore, Glenelly, MR. J. SMITH, to MISS LETITIA BLAIR, of same place

June 1 1839

Married on Wednesday 22nd ult., by the Rev. Mr. McCrea, of Ballindreat [Co. Donegal], MR. HAMILTON BLAIR, of Ardnaglass, to JANE, youngest daughter of MR. JAMES LOWREY, of Binion

February 8 1840

Married at Strabane, on Thursday last, by the Rev. A.P. Goudy, MR. SAMUEL BLAIR, JUN., boot and shoemaker, to SUSAN, eldest daughter of the late JOHN CRAWFORD, ESQ

January 9 1841

Died on Friday last, after a lingering illness, MRS. BLAIR, wife of MR. JOHN BLAIR of Strabane, merchant

May 8 1841

Died on the 19th ult., in his 67th year, at his residence in Orrstown, near Castlefin [Co. Donegal], MR. WILLIAM BLAIR, after a few days' illness

March 19 1842

Died at Strabane, on Sunday last, MR. ANDREW BLAIR, son of MR. SAMUEL BLAIR, Bridgend

April 9 1842

Married at Strabane, on the 1st inst., by the Rev. A. P. Goudy, MR. JOHN BLAIR, merchant, to MISS MARY MARTIN, eldest daughter of MR. SAMUEL MARTIN, Strabane

September 24 1842

Died a few days since, after a severe and lingering illness, which he bore with the fortitude and resignation of a sincere Christian, at Donaghmore [Co. Donegal], the REV. JOHN BLAIR, A.M. Licentiate of the Raphoe Presbytery

April 22 1843

Died at Strabane, on Friday week, MR. FRANCIS BLAIR

July 27 1844

Married on Wednesday week, in Urney Church, by the Rev. John Conroy, MR. ROBERT SMYTH, to MABEL, only daughter of MR. SAMUEL BLAIR, Bridgend, Strabane

November 2 1844

Died on Saturday last at Mile End, Strabane, MR. CUNNINGHAM BLAIR, blacksmith

June 14 1845

Died at Castletown, near Strabane, on the 9th inst., MR. CHARLES BLAIR, in the 20th year of his age

September 13 1845

Died at Ballyholey, near Raphoe [Co. Donegal], on Thursday, the 4th inst., after a tedious and painful illness, MISS ISABELLA BLAIR, in the 32nd year of her age, eldest daughter of MR. THOMAS BLAIR

September 27 1845

Married in Strabane Church, on Monday week, by the Rev. Edward Atkinson, MR. THOMAS JAMIESON, of Strabane, to ANN, daughter of MR. JOHN BLAIR, of Castletown

December 6 1845

Married at Drumquin, on Wednesday last, by the Rev. John Davison, DANIEL BLAIR, ESQ., Omagh, to MARGARET, only daughter of the late JOHN COULTER, ESQ., Drumconvis, Dromore

March 27 1847

Died at Killybegs [Co. Donegal], on Friday, the 19th inst., MARGARET, relict of the late MR. CHARLES BLAIR, aged 77 years, universally regretted

December 18 1847

Died on Thursday, the 9th inst., at Ballyholly, near Raphoe [Co. Donegal], aged 32 years, MARTHA, youngest daughter of MR. THOMAS BLAIR

December 23 1848

Died on Saturday, 16th inst., at his residence in Killybegs [Co. Donegal], after a few days illness, WILLIAM BLAIR, ESQ., aged 49 years

December 23 1848

Died at Yorkville, South Carolina, 3rd October last, CAPTAIN JOHN BLAIR, aged 78 years. Born in county Tyrone, he spent the early part of his life in Strabane and Donagheady, and later emigrated to America in 1796

March 1 1850

Married on the 28th February, in the Second Presbyterian Church, Strabane, by the Rev. W.A. Russell, MR. JOHN KIRK, of Mountcharles [Co. Donegal], to MARY ANNE, youngest daughter of MR. ANDREW BLAIR, of Strabane

December 13 1850

Died at Strabane, on the 26th November, MISS ISABELLA BLAIR, in the 87th year of her age

May 21 1852

Died at Bridge Street, Strabane, on the 13th inst., after a lingering illness, ANNE, third daughter of the late MR. SAMUEL BLAIR, formerly of said place

December 24 1852

Died on the 14th inst., at Springhill, Strabane, REBECCA, the beloved wife of MR. WILLIAM BLAIR

December 24 1852

Birth: On the 14th inst., at Anketel Lodge, Stewartstown, the wife of McCREA BLAIR, ESQ., of a son

September 23 1853

Married on Tuesday week, by the Rev. Dr. Gowdy, MR. WILLIAM BLAIR, of Springhill, Strabane, to MISS WILSON, of Edymore

February 8 1856

Died at Philadelphia, on the 6th ult., SUSAN, the beloved wife of MR. SAMUEL BLAIR, late of Strabane, county Tyrone

July 18 1856

Married in Strabane Church, on Wednesday last, by the Rev. James Smith, MR. ANDREW DEVENNY, merchant, to MISS BLAIR, both of Strabane

July17 1857

Married on the 9th inst., by the Rev. William Lodge, M.A., at Killybegs, south Donegal, MR. JAMES WRIGHT, merchant, Glasgow, to ELIZA, second daughter of the late WILLIAM BLAIR, ESQ

August 26 1859

Died at Strabane, on Wednesday se'nnight, MR. JOSEPH BLAIR

December 23 1859

Died December 18, in Liverpool, MR. ROBERT BLAIR, son of the late MR. JOHN BLAIR, of Strabane. His remains will be removed from his mother's residence, Strabane, for internment in the burying yard of Urney, on Friday (this) morning, at ten o'clock

June 22 1860

Died June 12, at the Bridge End, Strabane, MARTHA, daughter of the late MR. SAMUEL BLAIR

June 28 1861

Birth: June 22, at Omagh, the wife of MR. McCREA BLAIR, auctioneer, of a daughter

February 21 1862

Died February 18, at Ballyholy, near Raphoe [Co. Donegal], MRS. MARY BLAIR

January 9 1863

Married on the 8th January, in the First Presbyterian Church, Strabane, by the Rev. James Gibson, MR. ROBERT BLAIR ELDER, of Roughan [Co. Donegal], to ELIZA JANE, eldest daughter of the late JOHN BLAIR, ESQ., Strabane

February 6 1863

Died February 5, at Murlog, Parish of Clonleigh [Co. Donegal], MR. ALEXANDER BLAIR, aged 70 years

February 16 1864

Birth: on the 5th February, at Castle Street, Omagh, the wife of MR. McCREA BLAIR, of a son

March 7 1865

Died on the 2nd March, at Main Street, Strabane, in the 83rd year of her age, ELIZABETH, wife of MR. ANDREW BLAIR, Poor Law Guardian

April 25 1865

Married April 18, at the Wesleyan Church, Dunkanealy [Co. Donegal], by the Rev. John Scott McDeade, Wesleyan Minister, MR. JOHN BLAIR, of Malinmore, to ISABELLA, eldest daughter of MR. EPHRAIM MORROW, Dunkanealy

May 2 1865

Birth: April 25, at Cooradooay, Stranorlar [Co. Donegal], the wife of MR. RICHARD BLAIR, of a daughter

January 16 1866

Died January 10, at Kilcashel, Ardara [Co. Donegal], MISS SUSAN BLAIR

June 5 1866

Married June 1, in the First Presbyterian Church, Strabane, by the Rev. James Gibson, M.A., JOHN BANNERMAN, ESQ., Officer of Inland Revenue, Fort William, Ben Nevis, Scotland, to RACHEL, second daughter of the late JOHN BLAIR, ESQ., Strabane

November 13 1866

Married November 8, at the First Presbyterian Church, Strabane, by the Rev. James Gibson, OLIVER STEVENSON, ESQ., to LIZZIE, daughter of ALEXANDER BLAIR, ESQ., Calhame, Strabane

March 8 1867

Married at Orilla, county Simcoe, Canada West, by the Rev. John Gray, MR. THOMAS MCKINGHAM, to ISABELLA, third daughter of MR. WILLIAM BLAIR, late of Keelogs, near Lifford, county Donegal

February 18 1868

Died on the 15th February, at Strabane, MR. ANDREW BLAIR, aged 88 years, for a lengthened period a member of the Strabane Board of Guardians

March 24 1868

Died at the residence of her mother, MRS. BLAIR, Main Street, Strabane, RACHEL, wife of the late JOHN BANNERMAN, ESQ., Fortwilliam, Scotland

October 23 1868

Died October 18, in MRS. BLAIR'S, Main Street, Strabane, MARGARET, wife of MR. PATRICK FLANAGAN, Philadelphia, late of Strabane

October 15 1869

Married Oct. 7, in First Presbyterian Church, Strabane, by the Rev. James Gibson, M.A., JOHN BLAIR, ESQ., to MARTHA, eldest daughter of FRANCIS SMYTH, ESQ., Desert