Sligo County Directory 1862

From Thom's Irish Almanac and Official Directory for 1862

SLIGO, a maritime county in Connaught province. Boundaries: N., Atlantic Ocean; E., Leitrim; S., Roscommon and Mayo; W., Mayo. Greatest length, N. and S., 38 miles; greatest breadth, E. and W., 41 miles; comprising an area of 721 square miles, or 461,753 acres, of which 290,696 are arable, 151,723 uncultivated, 6,134 in plantations, 460 in towns, and 12,740 under water. The coast is indented by Sligo and Killala Bays. Near it are the islets of Innismurry, Oyster, and Coney. The surface has much mountain and much level ground. The soil, in many parts, is a light sandy loam: in others it is deep and rich; many patches of bog are interspersed. The subsoil in the level country is limestone. The Moy forms part of the W. boundary of the county. The loughs are, Gill, Arrow, Gara, Talt, Easky, and several smaller. The population in 1841 was 180,886; 166,915 in the rural, and 13,971 in the civic district, and in 1861 the total population of the county was 125,079, being a decrease of 55,807. The occupations are agricultural; oats and potatoes, with some wheat, are the chief crops; coarse woollens and linens are manufactured.

The county is divided into 6 baronies—Carbury, Coolavin, Corran, Leyny, Tireragh, and Tireril, and contains 41 parishes. It is in the dioceses of Achonry and Elphin, with portions in Killala and Ardagh. The only town with more than 2,000 inhabitants is Sligo, population in 1861, 10,420. The county returns 3 members to Parliament, 2 for the county at large, constituency in 1859, 2,445; and 1 for Sligo borough, constituency, 361. It is in the Connaught Circuit; the Assizes are held at Sligo. The county is within the military district of Dublin, and there is a Barrack in Sligo.

The net annual amount of property valued under the Tenement Valuation Act, is £207,460.

Lieutenant and Custos Rotulorum.
Colonel FRANCIS ARTHUR KNOX GORE (1831), M.A. (T.C.D.), Colonel of the Sligo Militia, Belleek Manor, Ballina; Kildare-street Club, Dublin.

High Sheriff (1861-62).
EDWARD KING TENISON, esq., M.A. (Cantab.), Lieutenant and Custos Rotulorum of co. Roscommon, Kilronan Castle, Keadue; Kildare-street Club, Dublin; Athenaeum and Brooks's Clubs, London, S.W.

Members of Parliament for the County.
Sir ROBERT GORE BOOTH, bart. (1850), D.L., Lissadill, in this county; 7, Buckingham Gate London S.W.; Carlton Club, London, S.W.
CHARLES WILLIAM O'HARA, esq. (1859), D.L., Cooper's Hill, Riverstown; Annachmore, Collooney.

Deputy Lieutenants.
Armstrong, George de la Poer, Chaffpool, Ballymote *‡
Booth, Sir Robert Gore, bart., M.A. (Cantab.), M.P., Lissadill, Carney; 7, Buckingham Gate, London, S.W.; Carlton Club, London, S.W. †‡
French, Fitzstephen, M.P., Colonel of the Roscommon Militia, Lough Errott, Frenchpark; 68, Warwick-square, Pimlico, London, S.W.; Brooks's and Junior United Service Clubs, London, S.W.
Gore, Wm. Richard Ormsby, M.P., Derrycarne, Dromod; Carlton and United Service Clubs, London, S.W.
Griffith, Henry, Merville, Sligo
Holmes, Joseph A., Hazlebrook, Roscommon *
Howley, Edward, Belleek Castle, Ballina *
Jones, Major Thomas, 4th Dr. Gds., Ardnaree, Ballina
King, John Wingfield, Fortland, Easkey *
Knox, Lt.-Col. John Frederick, Mount Falcon, Ballina
Lorton, Right Hon. the Viscount, Rockingham, Boyle
O'Hara, Charles William, B.A. (T.C.D.), M.P., Cooper's Hill, Riverstown; Annachmore, Collooney *‡
Orme, Robert, Enniscrone, Ballina; 17, Merrion-square, south, and Kildare-street Club, Dublin
Palmer, Capt. Roger, M.P., Kenure Park, Rush, co. Dublin

Chairman of Quarter Sessions.
HARSTONGE ROBINSON, esq. (1835), 39, Fitzwilliam-place, south, Dublin; 4, James's-terrace, Malahide.

Armstrong, Geo. de la Poer, D.L., Chaffpool, Ballymote *‡
Armstrong, Robert, Ohill, Dromore West
Beckett, William (Res. Mag.), Ballina
Booth, Sir Robert Gore, bart., M.A.(Cantab.), M.P., D.L., Lissadill, Carney, Sligo; 7, Buckingham Gate, London, S.W.; Carlton Club, London, S.W. †‡
Brereton, Capt. Godfrey, R.N., Queenstown, Cork
Brinkley, Richard Graves, B.A. (T.C.D.), Ardagh, Riverstown *‡
Bromhead, Major Sir Edmund Gonville,bart., Thurlby Hall, Lincoln
Christie, John, Rathlee House, Easkey
Cogan, Bernard Owen, Lisconny House, Collooney; 42, Blessington-street, Dublin *‡
Crichton, Alexander, Dirk Lodge, Dromard *
Crofton, Captain Henry Bliss, Roslare, Sligo
Crofton, Sir Malby, bart., Longford House, Dromard, Ballisodare *†
Culbertson, Robert, Ballisodare ‡
Cullen, Francis Nesbitt, Corry,
De Freyne, Right Hon. and Rev. Lord, Frenchpark
Dicker, John Campbell, Springmount, Bray
Dodwell, Jas. Crofton, Shankill House, Loughlinstown, co. Dublin, and Glenmore, Coolaney
Duckworth, Captain John, Mount Erris, Boyle
Duke, Jemmett, M.A. (T.C.D.), New Park, Ballymote †
Farrell, Edward, Cloonamahon Cottage, Collooney
Faussett, Robert, Sligo
Fawcett, Henry, Thornhill, Sligo
Fetherston H., Wm., B.A. (T.C.D.), Carrick, Mullingar
Ffolliott, John, Hollybrook, Boyle; Conservative Club, London, S.W.
Ffolliott, Major John, Hollybrook, Boyle *†‡
Flanagan, John Woulfe, B.A. (T.C.D.), Drumdoe, Ballinafad, Boyle *
French, Fitzstephen, M.P., D.L., Colonel of the Roscommon Militia, Lough Errott, Frenchpark; 68, Warwick-square, London, S.W.; Junior United Service and Brooks's Clubs, London, S.W.
Gethin, John, Kingsboro', Riverstown
Gethin, Richard, Earsfield, Ballymote *†
Gore, Wm. Rd Ormsby, D.L., M.P., Derrycarne, Dromod; Carlton and United Service Clubs, London, S.W.
Grace, Oliver Dowel John, M.P., Mantua, Elphin
Griffith, Henry, D.L., Merville, Sligo *
Holmes, Joseph A., D.L., Hazlebrook, Roscommon *‡
Howley, Edward, D.L., Belleek Castle, Ballina *
Howley, Patrick C., R.M., Tipperary, South Riding
Jackson, Oliver, Ballina
Jones, Captain James, Mount Edward, Sligo †
Jones, Capt. Lewis G., Woodhill, Dromore West
Jones, Charles Gore, Raughly Lodge, Ballinful, Carney
Jones, Jeremy, Leekfield, Skreen
Jones, Ormsby, Streeda, Grange
King, John Wingfield, D.L., Fortland, Easkey
Keogh, Corn. Alex., St. James's Hill, Sligo; Woodly, Rathgar, co. Dublin; Stephen's-green Club, Dublin *
Knox Lieut.-Col. John Frederick, D.L., Mount Falcon, Ballina
Leach, Arthur Blennerhassett, Collooney
L'Estrange, Christopher, Temple House, Ballymote
Lloyd, Major Kingston D., Corredooey, Ballinafad
Lloyd, Owen, Lisanoran, Drumsna
Macdonogh, Francis, Q.C., M.P., 41, Rutland-square west, Dublin
MacDonnell, Joseph Myles, Doo Castle, Ballaghadereen
MacDonnell, Myles, Caranacon, Ballyglass, co. Mayo
M'Ternan, Hugh, Heapstown, Riverstown
Malley, William, Ballina, co. Mayo
Martin, Captain Abraham, Cleveragh, Sligo
Martin, St. George Jones, Cultibar, Coolaney
Mountmorres, Rt. Hon. and Very Rev. the Viscount, LL.D. (T.C.D.), Dean of Achonry, Achonry, Tubbercurry; University Club, London. S.W.
Niddrie, Peter
O'Connor, Denis, Mount Druid, Frenchpark
O'Conor, Peter, Cairnsfoot, Sligo ‡
O'Hara, Charles William, B.A. (T.C.D.), M.P., Cooper's Hill, Riverstown; Annachmore, Collooney *‡
Olpherts, Francis Montgomery, B.A. (T.C.D.), Mountshannon, Sligo
Olpherts, Richard, Carowmore, Dromard, Ballisodare
Orme, Robert, D.L., Enniscrone, Ballina; 17, Merrion- square, south, and Kildare-street Club, Dublin
Orme, William, Millbrook, Crossmolina
Ormsby, Arthur, Rathmeel, Ballina
Ormsby, John, Castledargan, Collooney †
Ormsby, John Yeadon, Ballysunaghem, Collooney
Paget, James, Kinneard Lodge, Ballina
Paget, Thomas, Knocklass, Crossmolina
Palmer, Sir Roger, bart., Kenure, Rush, co. Dublin; Cefn Park, Wrexham, Denbighshire; 56, Portland-place, London, W.
Parke, Roger Charles, B.A. (T.C.D.), Dunally, Sligo *
Robinson, R. Dodwell, Garden Hill, Sligo
St. George, Robert, Bellaghy
Slade, Henry Hercules, R.M., Manorhamilton, co. Leitrim
Smythe, Edward, Cottage, Sligo ‡
Somers, John Patrick, Sligo; Reform Club, London, S.W.
Starkie, William R. (Res. Mag.), Sligo
Symes, William, Ballina Cottage, Ballina *
Tenison, Edward King, M.A. (Cantab.), Lieutenant and Custos Rotulorum of County Roscommon, Kilronan Castle, Keadue; Kildare-street Club, Dublin; Athenaeum and Brooks's Clubs, London, S.W.
Thompson, Meredith, Knockadoo House, Coolany
Verschoyle, Richard John, Kilglass Lodge, Ballina
Whyte, Colonel John James, Newtown Manor, Sligo ‡
Wood, James, Woodville, Sligo *†‡
Wynne, Right Hon. John, P.C., B A. (Oxon), Hazlewood, Sligo *†‡
Wynne, John Henry Cole, Ardaghowen, Sligo

County Officers.
Clerk of the Crown, Wm. Clancy, esq. (1859), Farmhill, Sligo, and 3, Eccles-street, Dublin.
Clerk of the Peace, Edward Jones, esq. (1851), Sligo
Deputy Clerk of the Peace, Mr. Jackson Thorence, Sligo.
Crown Solicitor, Arthur B. Todd, esq. (1852), 37, Lower Baggot-street, Dublin.
Sessional Crown Prosecutor, Chas. O'Hara, esq. (1835), 56, Wellington-street, Dublin, and Sligo.
Treasurer, Henry Fawcett, esq. (1845), Sligo.
Secretary to the Grand Jury, James C. Christian, esq., Solicitor (1851), Sligo, and 62, Middle Abbey-street, Dublin.
County Surveyor, Noblett R. St. Leger, esq. (1836), M.I.C.E., Mall, Sligo.
Sub-Sheriff, Bernard Owen Cogan, esq., Lisconny, Collooney.
Sheriff's Returning Officer, Charles O'Hara, esq., 56, Wellington-street, Dublin.
Coroners, Alexander Burrowes, esq., Carrowcrin, Collooney: John M'Donagh, esq., Carrowkeel, Ballymote
Agent for Lloyds, W. C. Tute, esq., Sligo.

Head Distributer for the county, William Clifford Tute, esq., Sligo.
Ballymote, Joseph Lougheed, M.D.
Easky, Richard Hale.
Tobercurry, Walter Henry.

Carbury, Lower half of, * * *
Carbury, Upper half of, Edmond Homan, Colga, Sligo.
Coolavin, half of, Andrew Baker, Mullaughroe.
Corran, Lower half of, Thomas Yeates, Cregg Lodge, Sligo.
Corran, Upper half of, William Lougheed, Riverstown.
Leyny, Lower half of, John M'Manus, Coolaney.
Leyny, Upper half of, John Brett, Tobercurry.
Tireragh, Lower half of, Samuel Barrett, Cullinamore, Sligo.
Tireragh, Upper half of, Thomas Little Robinson, The Mall, Sligo.
Tireril, Lower half of, William Ormsby, Farmhill
Tireril, Upper half of, Wm. Alexander, Knockmullen, Collooney.

Inspecting Officers, Capt. William H. Shoveller, R.M. (1853), Sligo; R. K. Thompson, esq. (1847), Pullendiva.

County Inspector, John Stoker, esq., Sligo.
Sub-Inspectors' Stations:-
Ballisodare, Mark Burke, esq.
Ballymote, Henry Williams, esq.
Easky, William F. Purcell, esq.
Grange, Wm. Henry Vallancey, esq.
Riverstown, Samuel Abbott, esq.
Sligo, Edward Saurin Neynoe, esq.
Tobercurry, Thomas Rock, esq.

Place where held, Day, and Name of Clerk.
Ballinafad, second Friday; James Johnston.
Ballydoogan, Sligo, second Friday; Jackson Thorence.
Ballymote, second Wednesday; Jackson Hawksby, jun.
Collooney, second Monday; John Smith.
Coolaney, second Wednesday; John Smith.
Dromore West, second Thursday; Geo. Morton.
Enniscrone, Easky, second Saturday; Patrick Cowell.
Grange, second Friday, Jeremiah Rogers.
Mullaghroe, Boyle, fourth Friday; Peter Kelly.
Riverstown, Collooney, second Wed.; John Charlton.
Skreen, second Thursday; George Morton.
Sligo, Mayor's Court; George Whittaker.
Sligo, Saturday; Jackson Thorence.
Sooey, Collooney, second Monday; John Charlton.
Teeson, Sligo, second Wednesday; Jeremiah Rogers.
Tobercurry, Ballymote, second Thursday; John Connor.

Resident Physician and Superinten., Jn. M'Munn, M.D.
Consulting Physician, William Swayne Little, M.D., L.R.C.S.I.
Apothecary, John Lougheed.
Matron, Mrs. Margaret Benson.
Clerk and Storekeeper, Robert Browne.
Established Church, Rev. Edward Day.
Roman Catholic, Rev. John Morris, C.C.

The Board of Superintendence meets on the first Saturday in every month.
Inspector, Henry Fawcett, esq.
Governor, Edward Walsh, esq.
Chaplain, Rev. Samuel Shone
R.C. Chaplain, Rev. John Nangle.
Physician, Robert K. Lynn, M.B., L.R.C.S.I.
Apothecary, Archibald Armstrong.

Ballymote, Jackson Hawksby.

Treasurer, Richard Gordon, esq., Sligo.
Surgeon, Wm. Swayne Little, A.B., T.C.D., M.D., L.R.C.S.I., Sligo
Matron, Mrs. Bell.

Poor Law Unions.

(Co. Sligo), 17 Electoral Divisions. The Board of Guardians meets on Fridays.
Chairman, Captain King, Fortland, Easkey.
Vice-Chairman, Richard John Verschoyle, esq., Kilglass, Enniscrone
Deputy Vice-Chairman, Richard Hale, esq.
Treasurer, Provincial Bank of Ireland, Ballina.
Clerk and Returning Officer, Michael M'Munn.
Master and Matron, Arthur and Anne Fry.
Established Church, Rev. Edward Lowe.
Roman Catholic, Rev. James White, P.P.
Medical Officer, James M'Munn, M.D.
Relieving Officer, John Connolly, Fortland, Easky.
Medical Officers of Dispensary Districts:-
Castleconnor, James J. Nolan, M.D.
Easkey, James M'Munn, M.D.
Skreen, Robert M'Munn.

(Co. Sligo), 29 Electoral Divisions. The Board of Guardians meets on Tuesdays.
Chairman, Sir Robert Gore Booth, bart., M.P., D.L., Lissadill, Sligo.
Vice-Chairman, Charles William Cooper, esq., M.P., Cooperside, Riverstown.
Deputy Vice-Chairman, Henry Griffith, esq., D.L., Merville, Sligo.
Treasurer, Provincial Bank of Ireland, Sligo.
Clerk and Returning Officer, Daniel Clark.
Master and Matron, John and Catherine Ferrall.
Estab. Church, Rev. Morgan W. Jellett, A.B.
Roman Catholic, Right Rev. Lawrence Gillooley, D.D.
Presbyterian, Rev. Moffatt Jackson.
Medical Officer, Travers Homan.
Relieving Officer, Matthew Feeny, Sligo.
Medical Officers of Dispensary Districts:-
Ballymote, Joseph Lougheed, M.R.C.S.E.
Carney: Wm. H. Hozier, M.D., William R. Hamilton, M.R.C.S.E.
Collooney, William Armstrong.
Riverstown, Thomas Burrows.
Sligo: Robert K. Lynn, F.R.C.S., James Tucker, M.R.C.S.E.

(Co. Sligo), 21 Electoral Divisions. The Board of Guardians meets on Thursdays.
Chairman, Christopher L'Estrange, esq., Temple House, Ballymote.
Vice-Chairman, John Brett, esq., Tobercurry.
Deputy Vice-Chairman, Luke Colleran, Bellaghy.
Treasurer, Provincial Bank of Ireland, Sligo.
Clerk and Returning Officer, James Donohoe.
Master and Matron, James Donoghoe and Mary Flynne.
Established Church, Rev. John Hamilton.
Roman Catholic, Rev. John Brennan.
Medical Officer, James Daly Vernon, M.D.
Relieving Officer, Daniel Mullarkey, Drummartin, Tobercurry.
Medical Officers of Dispensary Districts:-
Coolaney, Owen M'Manus, M.D.
Tobercurry, James D. Vernon, M.D.


*  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