From Thom's Irish Almanac and Official Directory for the Year 1862
CAVAN, an inland county in Ulster province. Boundaries: N., Fermanagh and Monaghan; E., Monaghan and Meath; S., Meath, Westmeath, and Longford; W., Longford and Leitrim. Greatest length, S.E. and N.W., 51 miles; greatest breadth, N. and S., 28 miles; comprising an area of 746 square miles, or 477,360 acres; of which 375,473 are arable, 71,918 uncultivated, 7,325 in plantations, 502 in towns, and 22,142 under water. The surface is undulating, with mountainous ranges in the N. There are indications of coal, iron, copper, and lead, and numerous mineral springs, of which that at Swanlinbar is the most celebrated. The soil is light and poor, except along the courses of the rivers. Lakes are numerous; many highly picturesque. The population in 1861 was 153,972. The occupations are chiefly agricultural. The linen trade was carried on here extensively, and there are still many bleach-greens.
The county is divided into 8 baronies - Castlerahan, Clonkee, Clanmahon, Loughtee Lower and Upper, Tullygarvey, Tullyhaw, and Tullyhunco, and contains 36 parishes, &c. It is chiefly in Kilmore diocese. The principal towns are, Cavan, population in 1861, 3,107; Cootehill, population 1,992; and Belturbet, including the suburb of Kilconny, 1,722. The county returns 2 members to Parliament; constituency in 1859, 5,989. The Assizes are held at Cavan. There are barracks in Cavan and Belturbet.
The net annual value of property rated to the poor in the county is £248,415, and the net amount of property valued under the Tenement Valuation Act, is £267,666.
Lieutenant and Custos Rotulorum.
The Most Hon. the Marquess of HEADFORT, K.ST.P., P.C. (1831), Virginia Park, in this county; Headfort, Kells, co. Meath; Brooks's Club, London, S.W.
JAMES ARTHUR DEASE, esq., Turbotston, Coole, co. Westmeath, and Orangefield, co. Cavan.
High Sheriff (1861-62).
MATTHEW O'REILLY DEASE, esq., Dee Farm, Dunleer; Ravenswell, Bray, co. Dublin.
Members of Parliament for the County.
Lieut.-Colonel the Hon. JAMES PIERCE MAXWELL (1843), Farnham, Cavan; 45, Curzon-street, London, W.
Colonel the Hon. HUGH ANNESLEY (1857), Castlewellan, co. Down; Carlton Club, London, S.W.
Burrowes, Robert, Stradone House, Stradone; Carlton Club, London, S.W. †
Butler, Hon. Henry Cavendish, Innis-Rath, Lisnaskea *
Clements, Lieut.-Col. Henry Theophilus, AshfIeld, Cootehill; Sackville-street Club, Dublin; Carlton Club, London, S.W. *
Dease, James Arthur, V.L., Turbotston, Coole, co. Westmeath, and Orangefield, co. Cavan *
Farnham, Right Hon. Lord, K.ST.P., Farnham, Cavan; Carlton Club, London, S.W. †
Hamilton, James, Castlehamilton, Killeshandra *
Humphrys, William, Ballyhaise House, Ballyhaise *†
Maxwell, Hon. Richard Thos., Portland, Mountnugent
O'Reilly, Anthony, Baltrasna, Oldcastle *
Quin, Lord George, Headfort, Kells; 15, Belgrave-sq., London, S.W.
Vernon, John Edward, Mount Merrion, Stillorgan, co. Dublin; Erne Hill, Belturbet †
Young, Right Hon. Sir John, bart., B.A.(Oxon.), K.C.B., G.C.M.G., Captain General and Governor-in-Chief of New South Wales, Sydney, New South Wales; Bailieboro' Castle, Bailieboro' ‡
Chairman of Quarter Sessions.
PATRICK MATHIAS MURPHY, esq., Q.C. (1836), 9, Pembroke-street, Lower, Dublin.
Adams, John Hervey, B.A. (T.C.D.), Northlands, Shircock, Carrickmacross *
Adams, Benjamin Samuel, Shinan House, Shircock
Adams, Charles Stuart, Ashfield, Kingscourt
Babington, William, Portview, Cavan
Barnes, Caleb, Kingscourt
Battersby, George, Q.C., LL.D., Loughbawn, Collinstown; 20, Leeson-st., Dublin; Kildare-street Club, Dublin
Battersby, Thomas, Newcastle House, Oldcastle
Bective, Lieut.-Col. The Earl of, M.P., The Park, Virginia; Underley Hall, Kirkby Lonsdale, Westmoreland; 5, Park-street, Westminster, S.W.; White's and Carlton Clubs, London, S.W. *
Benison, James, Garvarry Lodge, Ballyconnell
Benison, John Joseph, Ballyconnell
Bredin, Edgar Robert
Brush, Abraham, Drumbar, Cavan
Burrowes, Robert, D.L., Stradone House, Stradone; Carlton Club, London, S.W. †
Butler, Hon. Henry Cavendish, D.L., Innis-Rath, Lisnaskea *
Carden, Andrew, Drumkeen, Cavan
Clements, Lt.-Col. Henry Theophilus, D.L., Ashfield, Cootehill; Sackville-street Club, Dublin; Carlton Club, London, S.W. *
Clements, Theophilus Henry, Rakenny, Tullavin; Sackville-street Club, Dublin *
Coote, Major Thomas, Branedrum, Monaghan
Cullen, Francis Nesbitt, Corry, Drumkeeran, co. Leitrim
Cumming, Robert John, Crover, Mountnugent *
Dease, James Arthur, V.L., D.L., Turbotston, Coole, co. Westmeath, and Orangefield, co. Cavan *
Dease, Matthew O'Reilly, Dee Farm, Dunleer; Ravenswell, Bray, co. Dublin
Dickson, Joseph, Bailieborough
Dickson, Robert Smith, Bailieborough, and 40, Upper Fitzwilliam-street, Dublin
Enniskillen, Right Hon. the Earl of, D.C.L., F.R.S., Florence Court, co. Fermanagh; 97, Mount-street, London, W.; Carlton and Athenaeum Clubs, London, S.W.
Erskine, Robert, Cavan †
Farnham, Right Hon. Lord, D.L., K.ST.P., Farnham, Cavan; Carlton Club, London, S.W. †
Finlay, David, The Bawn, Bawnboy
Finlay, John, Brackley, Bawnboy
Finlay, Sir Thomas
Fitzpatrick, Rev. Frederick, M.A. (T.C.D.), Rectory, Bailieborough
Fitzpatrick. Rev. Fredk., jun., B.A., Rectory, Cloone, co. Leitrim
Fleming, John, Slyan House, Lenamore, co. Longford
Fox, Richard *
Godley, Archibald, Killygar, Killeshandra
Greville, Col. Fulke Southwell, M.P., Colonel of the Westmeath Militia, Cloynyn, Delvin; Clonteem Lodge, Drumsna; North Mymms-place, Hatfield, Herts; 2, Albert Gate, London, S.W.; Travellers', Reform, and United Service Clubs, London, S.W.
Hamilton, James, D.L., Castlehamilton, Killeshandra *
Hickson, William Murray (Res. Mag.), Drummully, Killeshandra
Hughes, Hon. Henry George, Third Baron of H.M. Court of Exchequer, Aughnacliff, Granard; 22, Lower Fitzwilliam-street, Dublin
Humphrys, Wm., D.L., Ballyhaise House, Ballyhaise *
Johnston, Captain John, Swanlinbar
Johnston, Thomas, Grangemore, Raheny, co. Dublin
Jones, David Fielding, Nahillah, Belturbet
Jones, Thomas Morris Hamilton, Moneyglass House, Toome; Jonesborough House, Flurrybridge; Sackville-street Club, Dublin
Ker, Andre Allen Murray, Newbliss House, Newbliss; Sackville-street Club, Dublin
Knipe, Thomas Frederick, Belturbet
L'Estrange, George Henry, Ballyconnell
Litton, John, Newtownbutler
M'Manus, John, jun., Gurteen House, Edgeworthstown
Maguire, Edward, B.A. (T.C.D.), Gortoral House, Swanlinbar
Maxwell, Hon. Richard Thomas, D.L., Fortland, Mountnugent
Mayne, Richard, Castleblayney, and 6, Martello-terrace, Kingstown, co. Dublin
Minnitt, Richard Allen, Derrygooney Lodge, Cortubber, Ballibay
Montgomery, Nathaniel, Cullies, Cavan
Moorhead, Samuel Rutherford, Fortwilliam, Cootehill
Mortimer, Charles, Lakeview, Mullagh, Moynalty
Murray, William, Cootehill
Nesbitt, John Albert, Forthill, Drumasladdy
Nugent, Edward Robert, Bobsgrove, Mount Nugent
Nugent, Richard, Farrenconnell House, Mount Nugent
O'Brien, Robert Francis, Rockfield, Cavan
O'Reilly, Anthony, D.L., Baltrasna, Oldcastle *
Perrin, James P. (Res. Mag.), Bailieborough
Philips, Michael, Glenview, Belturbet †
Pratt, Colonel Joseph, M.A. (Cantab.), Cabra Castle, Kingscourt; Stoneville, Rochestown avenue, Kingstown, co. Dublin; 1, Belvidere-place, and Kildare-street Club, Dublin
Rogers, John, Belturbet
Ruxton, William, Ardee House, Ardee; Sackville-street Club, Dublin; Carlton Club, London, S.W.
Saunderson, Edw. Jas., Castle Saunderson, Belturbet
Smith, Samuel, Rathmines House, co. Dublin
Smith, William, Drumheel House, Cavan
Story, James, Ture, Belturbet *
Story, James Hamilton, LL.D. (T.C.D.), Derryallen House, Trillick, Omagh; 17, Bryanston-square, London, W.; Carlton Club, London, S.W. * †
Story, Joseph, B.A. (T.C.D.), Bingfield, Crossdoney; Sackville-street Club, Dublin *
Tatlow, John Garnet, Leggelan, Crossdoney
Thompson, John, Killabandrick, Belturbet
Thompson, Theophilus, Ford Lodge, Cavan
Thornton, Perrott, Greenville, Ardloher, Belturbet *
Trench, Captain Le Poer
Venables, Rev. Edmund Burke Whyte, Redhills
Vernon, John Edward, D.L., Mount Merrion, Stillorgan, and Erne Hill, Belturbet †
Vesey, George Walter, Derrabard House, Omagh
Walker, Captain Alexander, Gore Port, Finea, co. Westmeath
Young, The Right Hon. Sir John, bart., B.A. (Oxon.), K.C.B.,G.C.M.G., D.L., Captain General and Governor-in-Chief of New South Wales, Sydney, New South Wales; Bailieboro' Castle, Bailieboro' ‡
Clerk of the Crown, Henry J. Rae, esq. (1859), 50, Leinster-road, Rathmines, Dublin.
Clerk of the Peace, Gust. T. Dalton, esq. (1835), Cavan.
Deputy Clerk of the Peace, Mr. Patrick Caffrey, Cavan.
Crown Solicitor, Edward Geale, esq. (1856), 27, Leeson-street, Dublin.
Sessional Crown Prosecutor, Benj. Armstrong, esq., Kingscourt, and 31, Summerhill, Dublin.
Treasurer, Samuel Moore, esq. (1841), Cavan.
Secretary to the Grand Jury, John Garnet Tatlow, esq., J.P. (1860), Leggelan, Crossdoney, and Court House, Cavan.
County Surveyor, Frederick Gahan, esq., Cavan.
Sub-Sheriff, Ralph Harman, esq., Virginia.
Sheriff's Returning Officer, Messrs. Meade and Collis, 8, Kildare-street, Dublin.
Coroners, John M'Fadden, M.D., Cootehill; William Pollock, esq., Ballinagh; James Berry, esq., Sandville, Ardlougher.
Head Distributer for the county, Patrick M'Ginn, esq., Enniskillen.
Arva, Robert Walpole.
Bailieborough, John Mahood.
Ballyconnell, Louisa Montgomery.
Ballyjamesduff, T. Morrow.
Belturbet, James M'Cardle.
Cavan, James Parker.
Cootehill, Edward Brown.
Killeshandra, William Clemenger.
Kingscourt, Louisa Williamson.
Swanlinbar, Letetia Drennan.
Virginia, James O'Reilly.
BARONY CESS COLLECTORS.
Castlerahan, Arnold Porter, Ballyjamesduff.
Clonkee, John Bartley, jun., Bailieborough.
Clonmahon, James Reilly, Lacken, Ballinagh.
Loughtee, upper, Thomas Reilly, Butler's-bridge.
Loughtee, lower, Thomas Smith, Miltown.
Tullygarvey, Robert Bowden, Cortober, Cootehill.
Tullyhaw, Richard Netterfield, jun., Ballyconnell.
Tullyhunco, Thomas Davis, Laheen, Killeshandra.
County Inspector, David Patton, esq., Cavan.
Arva, G. F. H. M'Clintock, esq.
Baileborough, Archibald E. O. Hayes, esq.
Ballyjamesduff, Henry Ware, esq.
Belturbet, Wm. Hewston Mathew, esq.
Cavan, William R. Napier, esq.
Cootehill, Thomas Moriarty, esq.
Killeshandra, Francis Valentine, esq.
Swanlinbar, Daniel Connor, esq.
PETTY SESSIONS COURTS.
Place where held, Day, and Name of Clerk.
Arva, second Wednesday; Robert Campbell.
Baileborough, second Monday; Bernard Reilly.
Ballyconnell, second Wednesday; Robert Pringle.
Ballyjamesduff, third Saturday; William Gill.
Ballinagh, Cavan, second Thursday; John M'Cabe.
Bawnboy, second Monday; Launcelott Fyfe.
Belturbet, Saturday; Thomas Clarke.
Cavan, second Monday; John M'Cabe.
Cootelill, Saturday; Robert M'Minn.
Killeshandra, second Thursday; James Veitch.
Killyglasson, Blacklion, second Thursday, Edwd. Little.
Kilnaleck, third Saturday, Thomas Keogh.
Kingscourt, second Tuesday, Thomas Russell.
Mount Nugent, third Saturday, William Gill.
Mullagh, Virginia, second Tuesday, Simon Mathews.
Shercock, second Thursday, Henry Wimp.
Swanlinbar, second Wednesday, John Willis.
Virginia, second Wednesday, Simon Mathews.
COUNTY GAOL, CAVAN.
The Board of Superintendence meets on the first Tuesday in every month.
Inspector, Theophilus Thompson, esq.
Governor, George Robert Gallogly, esq.
Chaplain, Rev J. C. Moore.
Roman Catholic Chaplain, Rev Thomas Mulvany.
Presbyterian Chaplain, Rev James Carson.
Physician and Surgeon, Andrew Mease, F. R. C. S. I.
Apothecary, Mr William Brice.
BRIDEWELLS AND KEEPERS.
Bailieborough, Adam Baron.
Ballyconnell, Richard Netterfield.
Cootehill, John Simons.
Surgeon, Andrew Mease, F. R. C. S. I.
Apothecary, Dr Mathews.
Secretary and Treasurer, Rev. W. H. Hutchinson.
Poor Law Unions.
BAILIEBOROUGH UNION (Co Cavan),
12 Electoral Divisions. The Board of Guardians meets on Mondays.
Chairman, John Hervey Adams, esq , J. P., Northlands, Shercock
Vice Chairman, Benj. Samuel Adams, esq., J.P., Shinan House, Shercock
Dep. Vice Chairman, Thos. Chambers, esq., Bailieborough
Treasurer, Ulster Bank, Cootehill
Clerk and Returning Officer, Thomas Clarke
Master and Matron, John Montgomery and E. Montgomery
Established Church, Rev. A. G. Elliott
Roman Catholic, * * *
Presbyterian, Rev. Wm. Bell
Medical Officer, James Taylor, M. D.
Relieving Officers, James Adams, Killan, Bailieborough; Peter Farrelly, Raffoney, Virginia.
Medical Officers of Dispensary Districts.
Bailieborough, John A. Johnston L. R. C. S. I.
Crossbane, John M. Atkin L. R. C. S. ED.
Kingscourt, Thomas M'Gahan L. F. P. & S. G.
Shercock, Lancaster Joyce, L. R. C. S. I.
Termon, Thomas Mawhinny, M. R. C. S. E.
BAWNBOY UNION (Cos. Cavan and Leitrim),
25 Electoral Divisions. The Board of Guardians meets on Mondays.
Chairman, Par. Thornton esq., J.P., Greenville, Ardloher.
Vice Chairman, John Finlay, esq., J.P., Brackly, Bawnboy.
Dep. V-Chair., J. Benison, esq., J.P. , Slieve Russel House, Ballyconnell.
Treasurer, Ulster Bank, Cavan.
Clerk and Returning Officer, Ralph Montgomery.
Master and Matron, John Carson and Jane Pringle.
Established Church, Rev. John R. Brougham.
Roman Catholic, Rev. Patrick Smith.
Medical Officer, Alex Beaufoy Thompson, M. D.
Relieving Officer, John T. Montgomery, Ballyconnell.
Medical Officers of Dispensary Districts.
Ballinamore, James Teevan.
Ballyconnell, Andrew Brady.
Newtowngore, George Stewart.
Swanlinbar, Foden Hope, M. R. C. S. E.
CAVAN UNION (Co Cavan),
33 Electoral Divisions. The Board of Guardians meets on Tuesdays.
Chairman, Robert Burrowes, esq., M. P., Stradone House, Stradone.
Vice Chairman, Theophilus Thompson, esq., J.P., Ford Lodge Cavan.
Deputy Vice Chairman, John Rogers esq., Belturbet.
Treasurer, Provincial Bank of Ireland, Cavan.
Clerk and Returning Officer, Blayney Grier.
Master and Matron, Ralph Mulligan and Anne Spinks.
Established Church, Rev. W. H. Hutchinson.
Roman Catholic, Right Rev. James Brown.
Presbyterian, Rev. James Carson.
Medical Officer, Mark Moore, M. D.
Relieving Officer, James Bell, Killeshandra.
Medical Officers of Dispensary Districts.
Arvagh, Jacob Sproule, M. D.
Ballyhaise, Hutchinson Gourney Humphrys, M. R. C. S. E.
Ballynanagh, Thomas S. O'Reilly, M. R. C. S. E.
Belturbet, Edmund Nugent, M. R. C. S. E.
Cavan, William Malcomson, M. D.
Killeshandra, Charles Purdon, L. R. C. S. I.
Kilnaleck, Henry Alcock, M. R. C. S. E.
Stradone, Mark Moore, L. R. C. S.
COOTEHILL UNION (Cos. Cavan and Monaghan),
l9 Electoral Divisions. The Board of Guardians meets on Fridays.
Chairman, Right Hon. Lord Cremorne Dartrey, Rockcorry.
Vice Chairman, Lieutenant Colonel Henry T. Clements, Ashfield Lodge, Cootehill.
Deputy Vice Chairman, William Murray, esq., Cootehill.
Treasurer, Provincial Bank of Ireland, Cootehill.
Clerk and Returning Officer, Robert Graham.
Master and Matron, James Lucas and Matilda Kelly.
Established Church, Rev. John Richd. Darley.
Roman Catholic, Rev. Terence O'Reilly.
Presbyterian, Rev. William Lyttle.
Medical Officer, Thomas Horan.
Relieving Officer, Robert M'Minn, Cootehill.
Medical Officers of Dispensary Districts.
Cootehill, James Sharpe, M. R. C. S. E.
Dawsongrove, Robert B. Moore.
Drum, John Taylor, M. D.
Tullyvin, William Stuart, C. M.
* Have served the office of High Sheriff of the County
† Are members of the Board of Superintendence of the County Prison
‡ Are Governors of the District Lunatic Asylum for the County
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