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Rathfryland 1763 -Linen Market
Posted by: Rick McMeechan Date: August 12, 2000 at 13:44:16
In Reply to: Belfast News Letter 1700s by Rick McMeechan of 113

Belfast News Letter
23 Sept. 1763

[best guess at name/word]
?= unknow letter/word -unsure

We whose Names are hereunder subscribed(?), Linen drapers, met at Rathfryland, Sept. 14, 1763, in order to establish a Market for the Sale of Brown Linen, came to the following Resolutions.

Resolved, That Rathfryland, being an ardent Market Town, always remarkable for good linen Yard (yarn), and in the Neighborhood of which Town large Quantities of linen Cloth are manufactured, is a very fit and proper Place to establish a Linen Market.

Resolved, That in order to make said linen Market permanent ( as the greater Number of us use ???? ??????? the Dublin Market) have thought fit to aj????? [adjourn] the same to the first Wednesday in January next, on which Day, and all subsequent Markets, we are determined to attend to buy linens as often as our private Affairs will permit, and that Drapers who live at a distance, may have an Opportunity to attend the same, we think it proper that the Linen Market shall not begin till Eleven o'Clock.

James Mc. Bride
Andrew M'Creight
John ?ills [Kills/Bills]
James Cochran
?????? Arnet [Samual]
Thomas ??ey [Vivey/
Wm. Dounall ?
John Cra???? [Craford]       
James N???l
Thomas M'Clelland
John Mc. Callister
John Scott
Matthew Stephens
James Mc. Callister
John M'Murdy
C???[cols] Waddell[1]
Andrew K??? [Kean]       
John Mershan ?
Charles Arbu?hn?t [Arbuthnat]
Thomas Brown
James Anderson
James Mc. Mechan
Patrick M??rten       
James Johnston
Wm. ?r?dford [Bradford]
John M'Bride       
Daniel Kean ?
Wm. Wadd?ll
John R??nie [ Rennie/Rannie]
Edward H???ten [Hefaten/Heraten/Husatan]
James Black       
James Mc. Ca???n [Caman/Cowan]
Roger M?????? [ Mag???]
James Law       
Joseph Crawford
James M'Mean
James Lowry
John Mahallarn(am)
John Higgam ?
Hugh Stephens
James Mulligan       
Wm. Mc. Mie? [Mien]
Alex Wright
John W??ds [Whads]       
Wm. Rea
Joseph Donn?ll
Jonathan ???ley [Barkley]
Thomas Ch????y [Christy]
David Lindsay
Joseph M'Callister       
Hans ????ie [Paidie]
John Todd       
John Walker       
Andrew ????l
Thomas Shields       
James Croth??rs
William Cowan
David Scott
John Martin
James Tur?ill [Turhill /bill]
James Mc. Bride       
Robert Martin       
David ????ing [Cuming]
Robert Mc. Minn ?       
Thos. Corbitt       
James Wiley
Wm. Kean       
John Mc. Callist


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