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Cookstown Pigot's Directory 1824

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Cookstown Pigot's Directory 1824

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A post, market, and fair town in the County of Tyrone is 81 miles north by west of Dublin, (?) northwest of Stewartstown, 3 south west of Moneymore, 8 north by west of Dungannon, 21 east north east of Omagh and 34 west of Belfast. It consists of one street, near a mile in length, through the greater part which it is adorned on each side with a row of lofty trees. Adjoining the town is Killymoone, the beautiful castle and demesne of Lieut. Colonel Stewart M.P. for the county and proprietor of the place: on the opposite side, about half a mile distant is Derry Loran Glebe, the residence of the present rector Rev. Wm. Mauleverer. The Church is a neat, stone, Gothic edifice, with an elegant and lofty spire, finished in 1821. Near the glebe part of the walls of the old church are still remaining. In the year 1761 a Presbyterian meeting house was erected here, and near to it in 1802, one for Seceders. The Catholics and the Methodists have also each a place of worship. The charitable institutions are a dispensary under the superintendence of surgeon Thomas Dickson and two Sunday schools. A market is held on Saturday for linen cloth and provisions; the 7-8ths and 3-4ths linens are remarkable for their superior quality. A corn market is also held on Tuesday. There are fairs on the 8th and 16th of February, the 28th of March, the 8th of May, the 15th of June, the 7th of August, the 4th of September, the 10th of October, and the 6th of November. The population is near 1500.

Post Office- Post-master Mr. Matthew Patteson. The Dublin mail leaves at half past twelve, and arrives at one in the day. The North mail arrives at a quarter past twelve noon, and leaves at a quarter past one. Letters for England go by the Dublin mail and those for Scotland through Belfast to Donaghadee.


Gentry & Clery
Caulfield James esq. Muff
Davison Rev John Loy-Hill
Hamilton Rev. Hugh Loy-House
Irvine Major William
Irvine Rev. William John
Lindsay Robert esq. Loughery
Lowry James esq. Rockdale
Lowry Robt. esq. Pomeroy
M'Cook Lieutenant Danl. Loy-Hill
Magill Wm. esq. magistrate Crieve
Mauleverer Rev. Jas. Derry Loran
Mauleverer William Rector Derry Loran
Millar Rev. Thomas Loy
Molesworth Rev John Rector of Lissan Muff
Richardson Wm. Stewart esq. Drum
Spear John esq. Desertcrete
Staples Thos. esq. Lissan
Stewart Lieut. Col. Wm. M.P. for the County Killymoone-Castle
Stiegletz Henry Gort Lowry
Wilson Miss Loy-Hill
Wright Samuel esq. magistrate, Loy-Hill


Merchants, Tradesmen & o.

Magill William M.D.



Dickson Thomas R.N. (to the Dispensary) Loy
Hamilton James
Hutton William
Hutchinson Hicks
Young John R.N.



Adams Hugh and 28 George's street south Dublin
Collins Joshua
Young Alexander and 28 George's street south Dublin


Linen Officers

Patteson Benjamin Linen inspector
Patteson Matthew linen seal master


M'Cormick John



Henry Mary King's Arms
M'Allister John Stewart's Arms Gort Lowry
Rodgers Alexander Grapes



Allen Elizabeth Gort Lowry
Aston William
Ballintin James Loy
Baxter Samuel
Black John
Charles James
Crookes James
Espy Hugh
Fox Michael Gort Lowry
Glasgow John
Hagan Hugh
Hagan Robert
M'Caldin Isabella
M'Gurk James
M'Gurk Michael
Mayne Issac Gort Lowry
Murphy Edward
Stewart Patrick
Trimble Matthew
Wilson Thomas


Shopkeepers, Traders & o.

Bell John grocer
Black John grocer
Brown James grocer Gort Lowry
Brown James corn miller Killymoon mill
Brown Saml. watch & clock maker
Carrigan Patrick grocer
Cluff James cabinet maker and upholsterer
Collins John woollen draper & haberdasher
Conlon John grocer
Connor Patrick tallow chandler and soap boiler
Crawford Arthur woollen draper
Duff James grocer
Duncan Isabella millner
Ferguson Charles boot & shoe maker Gort Lowry
Ferguson Peter whitesmith Loy
Gibson John carpenter Gort Lowry
Gilliam William grocer
Gilmore Robert watch & clock maker
Glasgow Robert baker
Gourley John hardware dealer
Haliday William cabinet maker and upholsterer
Johnston Benjamin grocer & leather cutter
Leslie Wm. tailor
Lynd John grocer and tallow chandler
M'Cormick John grocer
M'Cormick John toll collector
M'Cully Charles saddler & harness maker
M'Cully James leather-cutter
M'Geagh John grocer
M'Geagh Robert grocer
M'Geagh Robert woollen draper
M'Kenzie Henry grocer
M'Lernon Michael grocer Loy
Miller James baker
Moore James grocer
Morgan Thomas linen merchant
Orr Robert G. woollen draper
Patteson Edward painter & glazier Loy
Patteson Richard painter & glazier Loy
Patteson Wm. grocer & hardward dealer
Potter Peter saddler & harness maker
Richardson Leander letter-press printer & bookbinder
Rodgers Alexander linen draper
Rodgers George grocer
Seller Wm. carpenter Loy
Smyth James grocer
Sterling Mary Ann haberdasher
Taylor Ann earthenware dealer
Thompson Thos. linen buyer
Weir Silas E. woollen draper


No coaches pass through Cookstown. The Belfast Union Day-Coach runs from Magherafelt, distant seven miles, every Monday, Wednesday and Friday morning at seven and returns on the following eveing at eight. The Dublin Mail also from Dungannon, distant about eight miles,every day at four in the afternoon and returns every morning at ten.

Goods are conveyed to any part of Ireland by cars hired for the purpose.

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