Queen's College is one of the three Colleges, the
aggregation of which constitutes the Queen's University of
Ireland, the other two constituents being those of Cork and
Galway. The Queen's University was founded and incorporated by
Royal Charter, dated 3rd September, 1850, in which her Majesty
"wills and declares that Queen's College, Belfast, Queen's
College, Cork and queen's College, Galway, should be colleges of
the said University, and that the said University should possess
and exercise the full power of granting all such degrees as are
granted by other Universities or Colleges in the several faculties
of Arts, Medicine, and Law to Students who have completed in one
or other of the Colleges of the said University the courses of
education prescribed and directed for the several degrees in the
manner, and by authority, in the aforesaid Charter
described." The Chancellor of the University is his Grace the
Duke of Leinster, the Vice Chancellor, Sir Dominic J. Corrigan,
Bart., M.D., and the Secretary, G. Johnstone Stoney, M.A., F.R.S.,
etc. Dublin Castle. The general legislation, government and
administration of the University under the Charter, and in cases
not provided for by it, are vested in the University Senate. This
body consists of about twenty members, representing literature and
science and different public interests. It includes, as ex-officio
members, the Presidents of the three Colleges for the time being.
The Senate meets at stated periods in Dublin Castle. Besides the
Exhibitions open to those students of the Queen's Colleges who
take honours on graduation, several valuable prizes have been
founded in connection with the University. by public subscription.
Queen's College, Belfast, is a corporation founded by Royal
Charter, under an Act of Parliament passed in the 8th and 9th
years of the reign of her present Majesty, entitled "An Act
to enable her Majesty to endow new Colleges for the advancement of
learning in Ireland." The general government and
administration of the College are vested in the President and
Council. The College was inaugurated by the Rev. Dr. Henry, D.D.,
M.R.I.A., (late President), in 1849. The number of students who
have entered and pursued their studies in the different
departments of arts, Medicine, Law, and Civil Engineering up to
July, 1879, is 3,324. Numbers of Students attending Lectures in
Queen's College, Belfast, in each Session from its opening :-
1849 - 50
1850 - 51
1851 - 52
1852 - 53
1853 - 54
1854 - 55
1855 - 56
1856 - 57
1857 - 58
1858 - 59
|Average of first 10 years
1859 - 60
1860 - 61
1861 - 62
1862 - 63
1863 - 64
1864 - 65
1865 - 66
1866 - 67
1867 - 68
1868 - 69
|Average of second 10 years
1869 - 70
1870 - 71
1871 - 72
1872 - 73
1873 - 74
1874 - 75
1875 - 76
1876 - 77
1877 - 78
1878 - 79
|Average of third 10 years
Forty six junior and eight senior scholarships have been
founded in the College by Government. The sum of £100 is awarded
in prizes at the end of each session. The subjects of the
matriculation or entrance examination for students in the
Faculties of Arts, Medicines and Law are English Grammar and
Composition, the Greek and Latin Languages, Arithmetic, Fractions,
vulgar and decimal, Practice Proportion, Interest, Discount, and
the Square root, Algebra, to the end of Simple Equations, Euclid's
Elements, the first two books, Outlines of English History,
Outlines of Roman History, to the death of Nero, Outlines of
Ancient and Modern Geography. The entrance course for Engineering
students is the same as the preceding, with the exclusion of the
Greek and Latin Languages, and History. Of the junior
scholarships, thirty of the value of £24 each are appropriated to
students for the degree of B. A., eight of the value of £25 each
to students for the degree of M. D., two in each year, three of
the value of £20 each to the law students for the degree of
LL.B., five of the value of 320 each to students for the diploma
of Civil Engineering. These scholarships are awarded annually by
examination, and are tenable for one year only, but the scholars
of each year are not disqualified from being candidates for
scholarships the succeeding years. The examinations for junior
scholarships of the first year take place immediately after the
matriculation or entrance examination. The subjects for
examination for the junior scholarships are published annually in
the Belfast Queen's College Calendar. Of the thirty junior
scholarships to students for the degree of B.A., fifteen are
awarded for proficiency in Literature - viz., five to students
commencing the first year of their course, five to each of those
commencing the second and third years, fifteen for proficiency in
science - viz., five scholarships each to students of the first,
second and third years respectively. The scholars of the second
year retain their scholarships in the third year without any
further scholarship examination. Eight senior scholarships of £40
each are awarded to the most distinguished students who have
proceeded to the degree of Bachelor of Arts - one for proficiency
in each of the following departments :- Greek, Latin and Ancient
History, Modern Languages and History, Mathematics, Natural
Philosophy, Metaphysics and Economical Science, Chemistry, Natural
History, and one of the students who have completed the course of
legal studies prescribed for candidates for the degree of
Bachelors of Law. The student first on the list of candidates -
both in the Literary and Science divisions - at the examination
for junior scholarships in Arts, shall be entitled to a
scholarship in each division, but in no other case are two
scholarships to be held by the same student. Several valuable
exhibitions have of late years been founded by private beneficence
in connection with the College, among these may be mentioned the
Pakenham Scholarships, the Sullivan Scholarship, the Porter
Scholarship, the Dunville Studentship, and the exhibitions
attached to the Royal Academical Institution and the Methodist
College. The College session commences on the third Tuesday in
October, and ends on the second Saturday in June. It is divided
into three terms. The first term ends at the Christmas recess, and
the second at the Easter recess.
President : Rev. Josias Leslie Porter, D.D., LL.D.
Professors : Faculty of Art - Literary Division. Greek Language -
Hastings Crossley, M.A., M.R.A.S. Chemistry - Vacant. Latin
Language - William Nesbitt, M.A. History and English Literature -
Charles Duke Yonge, M.A., Modern Languages - A. L. Meissner, Ph.D.
Scientific Division : Mathematics - John Purser, M.A.,
M.R.I.A. Natural Philosophy - Joseph D. Everett, M.A., D.C.L.,
F.R.S. Natural History and Geology - R. O. Cunningham, M. D.,
F.L.S. Logic and Metaphysics - John Park, M.A. Civil Engineering -
George Fuller, C.E. Agriculture - John F. Hodges, M.D., F.C.S.
Faculty of Medicine : Anatomy and Physiology - Peter
Redfern, M.D., F.R.C.S. Practice of Medicine - James Cuming, M.A.,
M.D., F.K.Q.C.P. Practice of Surgery - Alexander Gordon, M.D.
Materia Medics - Jas. Seaton Reid, M.D. Midwifery - Robert F.
Faculty of Law : English Law - John McKane, M.A.,
Jurisprudence and Political Economy - T. E. C. Leslie, LL.D.
Office Bearers - Curator of Museum - The Professor of Mineralogy
and Geology. Registrar - John Purser, M.A. Librarian - Rev. George
Hill. Bursar - John Wylie.
Deans of Residence - Church of Ireland - Rev. S. E. Busby, LL.D.
General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church in Ireland - Rev.
Thomas Hamilton, M.A. Irish Association of Non Subscribing
Presbyterians - Rev. John Scott Porter. Wesleyan Methodists - Rev.
Robinson Scott, D.D.
Queen's College Library contains about 30,000 volumes. It is
particularly rich in scientific works, and in works of general
interest. The library is open on every week day during the College
terms, from 10am. till 3pm., except on Saturdays, when it closes
at noon. It is open on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 10am.
till 2 pm. during the Christmas and Easter recesses and the long
vacation, except during the month of August, when it is entirely
closed. The Government Grant for the library, museum, and for
philosophical apparatus in the different departments, amounts to
£1,500 per annum. Librarian - Rev. George Hill.
College Park, Botanic Avenue.
Opened 5th December, 1853. The classes in this
College open on the 1st Tuesday of November, and close on the 1st
Thursday of April. President of Faculty - Rev. W. D. Killen, D.D.
Vice President - Rev. J. G. Murphy, LL.D. Secretary of Faculty -
Rev. Robert Watts, D.D. Professors - Systematic Theology - Rev.
Robt. Watts, D.D. Biblical Criticism - Rev. Matthew Leitch, M.A.
Ecclesiastical History and Pastoral Theology - Rev. W. D. Killen,
D.D. Hebrew - Rev. Jas. G. Murphy, LL.D. Christian Ethics - Rev.
Henry Wallace. Sacred Rhetoric and Catechetic - Rev. John Rogers,
D.D. Living Oriental Languages - Rev. J. Glasgow, D.D.
This College was erected by the Wesleyan Church in
Ireland, largely aided by English and American Methodism. The
design of the Institution is two fold :- first, to be a college
for the training of candidates for the Wesleyan ministry, and for
the reception of students, other than theological, who are
studying for a degree in the Queen's University, and, secondly, to
be a public school of the first class, open to pupils of all
denominations. The buildings occupy an elevated and a beautiful
site, with grounds about eleven acres in extent, in the suburbs of
the town, immediately adjoining the Botanic Gardens and the
Queen's College. The College contains accommodation for about
eighty boarders, each having a separate cubicle, and for nearly
thirty students, each occupying a separate room. The cost of the
building and outfit has been about £37,000, and for the effectual
working of the establishment an additional sum of £20,000 has
been invested as an endowment. Exhibitions and prizes, to the
value of £250 per annum, are presented for competition in the
several departments. In addition to the Students' and Boys'
Departments, a separate portion of the building has been set apart
for the accommodation of Ladies' Classes and a Girls' School,
under the management of the general staff of the College. These
classes are largely attended, and are in full working order.
President and Treasurer - Rev. Robinson Scott, D.D. Theological
Tutor - Rev. W. Applebe, LL.D., T.C.D. Head Master - Henry
R. Parker, Ll.D., Ex Scholar, Senior Classical Moderator and Gold
Medallist, First Hebrew Prizeman, etc T.C.D.
Mathematical Masters - Jas. A. McNeill, First Science Scholar etc,
Q.C.B., T. R. Collier, A.B., Senior Science Scholar, Q.C.B.
Classical Masters - Jas. G. Meyer, A.M., Ex Scholar and Moderator,
T.C.D., T. B. Oliver, A.B., Senior Classical Scholar, Q.C.B.,
John Montgomery, First Classical Scholar, Q.C.B., W. P.
Holmes, Classical Scholar, Q.C.B. First Resident and English
Master - H. A. Davison, London University. Writing and Commercial
Master - J. D. Stuart, Professor of French - Isaac Bradshaw.
Teacher of German - Miss Reid. Professor of Elocution - Samuel
Browne. Professors of Music and Singing - B, H. Carroll, Miss
Moore. Assistant English, Classical, and Mathematical Masters - A.
G. Roddie, J. A. Macdonald, Andrew McAfee, John Fannen, T.C.D.
Ladies in charge of Girls' School and Kinder Garten - Miss Moore,
Miss McKee, Miss McKee. Drill - Sergeant Galbraith. Visiting
Physician - Thos. K. Wheeler, M.D. Consulting Physician -
Professor Seaton Reid, M.D.
Malachy's Diocesan College
The object of this Establishment (under the
patronage and superintendence of the Most Rev. Dr. Dorrian), is to
prepare young gentlemen for professional and mercantile pursuits.
The course of studies comprises Latin, Greek, French, Mathematics,
History, Music, and Drawing, with the various branches of a first
class English and mercantile education. Special attention is paid
to Reading, Writing, Arithmetic, English Composition, Bookkeeping,
and Mensuration. President - Rev. H. Henry. Dean - Rev. J. Conway.
Professors of Classics, Mathematics, French and History - Rev. H.
Henry, Rev. J. Conway, Rev. H. Laverty, Rev. J. Tohill, and Rev.
H. Macauley. English and Mercantile Department - Head Master, W.
J. McCormick, first assistant, H. W. Graham, second assistant, J.
O'Brien, third assistant, J. Harbinson, Professor of Dancing and
Deportment, J. Gordon, drill master, Sergeant Prendergast, medical
attendant, J. Fagan, M.D., Drawing Master, D. Burns.
The Belfast Academy was founded by public
subscription in December, 1785, and opened for the purposes of
teaching in January, 1786. All subscribers of Ten Guineas and
upwards were constituted "patrons" and all the masters
were appointed by them. The first principal was the Rev. Dr.
Crombie. The seminary was intended to combine a public school with
a college on the model of the Scotch universities, but the college
department was never fully carried out. Dr. Crombie lived, a very
short time, and was succeeded by the Rev. Dr. Bruce, at whose
accession a change was made in the constitution, placing the
appointment of the masters in the hands of the principal. In 1822
Dr. Bruce resigned, and was succeeded by the Rev. James Gray, who
accepted a chaplaincy under the East India Company in 1826, and
was succeeded by the Rev. Dr. Bryce, who retired from the work of
teaching in 1865, but still holds the office of principal and the
power of superintendence, but without remuneration. In 1834 a new
subscription was opened for re-building the Academy, but
difficulties arose regarding the title to the property. These were
removed in 1864 by a decree of the Court of Chancery, which also
settled a new scheme for the future government of the seminary. It
was subsequently found necessary to go again to Chancery for the
amendment of the scheme on account of some defects in it, which
hampered the governing body in their efforts to go on with the
building. The required amendments having been sanctioned by a
decree of the Lord Chancellor in May, 1876 a suitable site was
taken at Cliftonville, in the angle between the Antrim Road and
the New Lodge Road, where a beautiful and commodious building is
being erected. It will be finished about the beginning of May,
1880, and it will contain five large school rooms, several smaller
class rooms, a museum, library, spacious common hall etc. There is
a Board of Directors, chosen by and from the Patrons, and a Board
of Masters consisting of the principal and the head masters of the
four schools above mentioned. These Boards united form a council
for the general management of the Academy, and has besides
separate duties and powers of its own. Trustees - Wm. Ewart, M.P.,
Thos. Sinclair, J.P., Rev. J. Bryce, LL.D. Secretary - Rev. J. A.
Chancellor. Principal - Rev. R. J. Bryce.
Ladies' Collegiate School
The Crescent, University Road
Founded 1859, by Mrs. Byers. The School buildings
in the Crescent, with residence for Principal adjoining, were
erected in 1874, and contain class rooms calculated to accommodate
300 day pupils, together with cubicles, dormitories etc, for the
accommodation of 40 resident pupils. The system pursued is by
means of an ample staff of teachers of undoubted attainments to
provide for girls an education adapted to their wants, as thorough
as that which is afforded to boys in schools of the highest order.
The classes are carefully graduated in such a way that a girl may
commence with the rudiments of learning, and rise gradually by
test examinations through each department until she reaches the
Advanced Class. The School consists of the Preparatory and
Intermediate Departments, and the Advanced Collegiate Classes. In
the Preparatory School pupils from four to ten years of age are
received. They are taught reading, writing , elementary
arithmetic, Scripture, singing, and drawing, and the kinder garten
system of Frobel as far as it is found practicable and expedient.
In the intermediate division the pupils are encouraged to take
advantage of the examinations under the Intermediate Education
(Ireland) Act. There are several exhibitions and prizes in the
School, and in the collegiate classes the courses of study are
regulated by the standard afforded by the Queen's University
Examinations for Women (Senior Grade) and those of Trinity,
Cambridge, and the London Universities. When lady students obtain
certificates in these examinations, official recognition is given
of the education in the Collegiate School.
College Square East
Incorporated by Act of Parliament, 1810, for the
purpose of affording a sound education to all classes of the
community, without distinction of sect or party. There are several
valuable exhibitions and prizes connected with the institution,
particulars of which, as well as a full prospectus of the course
of education, can be obtained on application to any of the
masters. There are four vice presidents, twenty managers, and
eight visitors elected by the proprietors, and thirteen ex-officio
visitors appointed by Act of Parliament. One vice president, five
managers and two visitors retire annually. President - The Marquis
of Donegall. Sec. - Adam Duffin. Treasurer - Henry J. McCance.
Board of Masters- Robert Steen, Ph.D.- Classics. Randal C. J.
Nixon, A.M., Cantab. - Mathematical and Mercantile. John Carlisle,
M.A. - English. Robert Dods, B.A. - Modern Languages. H. Burden,
M.D. - Natural Science. John H. Howell - Writing.
National District Model School
This School, opened in May, 1857, was built by the
Commissioners of National Education, at an expense of £14,000,
and is exclusively under their control. The average attendance of
pupils has been 1,300. There are four departments - the Evening,
Male, Female, and Infant Schools. Boys' School - Head Master, Mr.
G. L. Moore. Girls' School - Head Mistress, Miss Cleery. Infant
School - Miss Heritage. Chaplains to the children of their
respective denominations - Irish Church, Rev. W. S. Darley.
Presbyterian, Rev. Dr. Murphy and Rev. John Greenlees. Methodist,
Rev. Richard Butler. Unitarian, Rev. Mr. Orr.
Government School of Art
College Square North
(With Branch Classes at Ladies' Collegiate School and Methodist
The school was re-established in October, 1870,
after a lapse of seventeen years, since which time considerable
progress has been made in developing a taste among all classes for
drawing, painting and design. There are evening classes for
artisans and day classes for ladies, gentlemen, school boys, and
girls, at which most excellent work is done, and workmen and
apprentices from the various firms in town steadily acquire, under
able teachers, knowledge and skill in artistic, architectural, and
mechanical Drawing, as well as designing and modeling - fitting
them to compete with the same professions elsewhere, employers in
many cases pay the fees of their apprentices. Frequent
applications are made to the school for draughtsmen and designers,
showing the evident desire on the part of employers to keep pace
with the times in employing thoroughly trained and skilled
assistants. In the eight national competitions since the opening
of the school in October, 1870, the total number of prizes gained
from the Department of Science and Art have been :- 1 gold medal,
2 silver medals, 13 bronze medals, 36 national book prizes, 197
third grade prizes, 22 free studentships, and 6 national
scholarships, entitling to a course of training at South
Kensington and £52 a year for three years. The first prize of
eight guineas, offered by the Plasterers' Company of London, was
gained by one of the Belfast students. The board of management
also annually distribute a large sum in local prizes to the
pupils, which is subscribed by merchants and manufacturers of the
neighbourhood. The head master, T. M. Lindsay, Esq., has been
awarded a bonus each year for the efficient state of the school,
which now ranks among the most successful in the country. There
are two sketching clubs among the students, and a monthly
illustration club. An interesting exhibition of the pupils' works
is held at the beginning of each year. Board of Managers - Sir
Charles Lanyon, J.P., R.H.A., chairman ; Robert Young, C.E. ;
Henry R. Parker, LL.D. ; James Musgrave, J.P. ; Alex. Tate,
C.E., vice chairmen. W. H. Patterson, M.R.I.A. ; J. W. Byers,
M.A., M.D. ; James Thompson, J.P. ; John S. Brown, J. Vineycomb,
F. F. D. Ward, John Ward, F.R.G.S. ; D. W. Johnston, C. H. Brett,
John Carlisle, M.A. ; Charles C. Connor, William Dobbin, Lavens M.
Ewart, Vere Foster, James Henry, J.P. ; Sir John Preston, J.P. ;
William Gray, M.R.I.A. ; E. J. Harland, J.P. ; Jas. Alex.
Henderson, J.P. ; Professor Nesbitt, W. H. Lynn, R.H.A. ; James
Moore, M.D., R.H.A., M.R.I.A. ; Alex. Moore, Robert Thompson,
J.P., LL.D., F.R.S. Edinburgh ; John Vineycomb, John Carlisle,
M.A. Treasurer - William Valentine, J.P. ; Hon. Secretary -
John Carlisle, M.A. Assistant Sec. - Hugh Robinson. Head Master -
T. M. Lindsay. Second Master - John Summer. Assistants - Jno.
Donaldson, W. H. Minshull.
Street Sunday and Daily Schools
Established in 1810, for the purpose of supplying
the children of the working classes with Scriptural and literary
education. In 1862 it was placed under the National Board of
Education. About 540 children are taught in the Sunday Schools,
and in the daily and evening schools there are 1,557 on the rolls,
while 614 (in average attendance) receive instruction. According
to the last report (that for 1878), there were on the rolls of the
Sunday and day schools 2,536, the actual average daily attendance
977.7, and the total teaching staff at work 79. Treasurer,
Wm. McNeill. Secretaries - Rev. Dr. Johnston and Mr. Joseph Lytle.
Boys' School - Mr. Donaldson, master. Girls' School - Miss
Trimble, mistress. Infant School - Miss Young, mistress. Evening
School - Mr. Donaldson, master.
Sunday School Association
Offices - 33, Donegall Street
Established May, 1839, for the purpose of
supplying Sunday Schools with Bible, Testaments, and other books
and requisites. The committee meet at their Depositor, 33 Donegall
Street, on the first Wednesday of every month, at Two o'clock.
Ann's Parochial Schools
These Schools, since the appointment of the
present Vicar of Belfast - the Rev. Dr. Hannay - have been placed
in connection with the Down and Connor and Dromore Church
Education Society. The schools are now in a very efficient state.
All the children in attendance receive instruction daily in the
Holy Scriptures in addition to a good secular education. On the
roll of the daily and Sunday schools there are now upwards of 500
children. Teachers - Richard Pearson, Miss Pender, Miss Braithwate
(Braithwaite), Miss Constance Pender.
For girls and infants under the Church Education
Society. Teacher - Miss Jacob. Assistant - Miss S. M. Jacob.
Church Sunday and Daily Schools
(Opened November, 1836)
Infant and Female School - Number on roll, 200,
with an average attendance of 160. Teachers - Miss Frances M.
Morrow, Mr. Wm. Gibson, Miss Agar.
The Sunday schools, male and female, are held in Christ Church
school rooms at ten am. and four pm. average attendance 450, and
50 teachers. Total on the books of Sunday schools, 1,000. Adult
schools, 50. Library containing upwards of 500 volumes for the use
of the children and teachers attending these schools.
AND FRIENDLY SOCIETIES
Grand Masonic Lodge of Antrim
Meets in the Masonic Hall, Belfast, on the second
Monday in February and August, at 7 o'clock pm., second Monday in
May, and the second Wednesday in November at 2 o'clock pm., also
for District business at Ballymena, on the second Wednesday in
April, at 11.30 o'clock am., and at Ballymoney, on the second
Wednesday in October, at 12 o'clock noon. Offices for 1880
|The Marquis of Donegall
Sir Charles Lanyon
William J. Rainey
Deacon - James A. McNeill
Deacon - Charles J. Kinahan
Sup. of Works - Robert Watt
Dir. of Cer. - John G. Moore
Sword Bearer - Robert McComb
Organist - John Patterson
Inner Guard - John Milliken
|Assistant P.G. Secretary
Henry James Hill & Wm. Redfern Kelly
W. Rev. S. S. Frackleton
W. Rev. W. C. McCullagh
W. Rev. J. W. Murray, LL.D.
W. Rev. T. J. Welland, A.M.
|The Province or District consists of the
County of Antrim, with the town of Magherafelt.
Lodges in Belfast, with the place and time of meeting in
each month :-
Hall, third Thursday, 4 o'clock.
"Ark" Alfred Street, second Thursday, 4
"Truth" Masonic Hall, second Tuesday, 7.30
"Massereene" Masonic Hall, second Friday, 7.30
"Duke of Abercorn's" Murray's Terrace, first
"Concord" Arthur Street, first and third
Wednesday, 7 o'clock
"Temple" Masonic Hall, first Wednesday, 7.30
"Ballymacarrett True Blues" Masonic Hall,
third Monday, 7.30 o'clock
"Alfred's" Masonic Hall, first Tuesday, 7.30
"St. John's" Masonic Hall, third Wednesday, 8
"Donegall True Blues" Masonic Hall, fourth
Friday, 7.30 o'clock
"Hiram's" Masonic Hall, first Friday, 7.30
Masonic Hall, third Thursday, 7.30 o'clock
"Hiram's Band" Masonic Hall, fourth Wednesday,
"Union" Masonic Hall, first Monday, 7.30
"Excelsior" Masonic Hall, second Thursday,
"Harmony" Masonic Hall, first Thursday, 7.30
Ballymacarrett, Belfast, third Friday, 7.30 o'clock
Masonic Hall, third Tuesday, 7.30 o'clock
"Prince of Wales" Arthur Street, first
Tuesday, 7 o'clock
"St. Patrick's" Masonic Hall, fourth Tuesday,
"Fall's" Masonic hall, fourth Thursday, 7.30
Ballymacarrett, Belfast, first Tuesday, 7.30 o'clock
"True Blues" Masonic Hall, third Friday, 7.30
"Hill's Gillhall" Protestant Hall, Albert
Bridge Road, third Wednesday, 8 o'clock
"Friendly Brothers" Masonic Hall, last Monday,
"The Union True Blues" Masonic Hall, second
Wednesday, 7.30 o'clock
Those marked (*) have R.A. Chapters attached.
Those marked (+) have Preceptories and R.A. Chapters
INDEPENDENT ORDER OF ODDFELLOWS' (M.U.) FRIENDLY
Founded in Belfast 1840, registered in Ireland,
1855. Place of meeting, Oddfellows' Hall, Academy Street. Its
objects are - Relief in sickness, burial of its members and
members' wives, and assistance of widows and orphans and members
in distress. Sir Stafford Northcote, M.P., stated that the
Manchester Society of Oddfellows was the best organised and best
managed Friendly Society in existence. On 1st January, 1879, it
numbered 531,560 members, with a capital of £4,325,584.
"Ulster" Lodge (2,468) meets every alternate Wednesday -
John Clarke, Surgeon. Medical Officer, William Spiers, Permanent
Secretary. "Marquis of Donegall" Lodge (2,957) meets
every alternate Tuesday - William Scott Core, M.D., Medical
Officer, William Crawford, Permanent Secretary.
"Belfast" Lodge (3,907) meets every alternate Wednesday
- David Johnston, M.D., Medical Officer, John Downing, Permanent
Secretary. "City of Carrickfergus" Lodge (3,783) meets
every alternate Thursday in the Parochial Schoolroom,
Carrickfergus, J. W. Patrick, M.D., Medical Officer, Henry Lynn,
Permanent Secretary. John Woods Beck, M.D., etc., District
Treasurer, John Downing, Corresponding Secretary, 68 Eglinton
Street. District Trustees - Samuel Rushton, Samuel Clifford, and
INDEPENDENT ORDER OF RECHABITES (SALFORD UNITY)
Founded in Belfast, 1846. Registered under the
Friendly Societies Acts. Place of meeting, Oddfellows Hall, 65
Academy Street, Belfast. Principles - Total Abstinence. Objects -
Relief to members in sickness, burial of its members, members'
wives and widows. District Officers for 1879 - Chief Ruler, John
Johnstone, 45 Townsend Street, Deputy Ruler, Isaac Clarke, 39 Dock
Street, Past Chief Ruler, Hugh McKibben, 4 Percy Street,
Treasurer, Alex. Crawford, 13 Arthur Street, Secretary, Thomas
Brennian (Brennan), Chambers Street. Trustees - Duncan MacMillan,
Mountpottinger, William Malcolm, 36 Thames Street, W. J. Dougall,
29 Donegall Quay.
Tents In The District :-
|"Olive Branch" meets every
alternate Thursday in Oddfellows' Hall, at 8 o'clock.
Medical Officer - Dr. David Johnston, Clifton Street,
Belfast. Secretary, Alexander Crawford, 13 Arthur
"Star of the North" meets every alternate
Tuesday evening in Oddfellows Hall, at 8 o'clock.
Medical Officer - De. James Graham, M.D. 150 Donegall
Pass. Secretary - Andrew Smyth, 79 Wall Street.
"Excelsior" meets every alternate Monday
evening in Oddfellows' Hall, at 8 o'clock. Medical
Officer - Dr. A. H. H. McMurtry, M.D., 11 Eglinton
Place, Crumlin Road. Secretary - Samuel Acheson, 111
"Prince Albert" meets every alternate Monday
evening in Oddfellows' Hall at 8 o'clock. Medical
Officer - Dr. A. H. H. McMurtry, M.D., 11 Eglinton
Place. Secretary - Robert Moreland, 22 Broadbent Street.
"Alexandra" meets every alternate Thursday
evening in Clifton Street Lecture Hall, at 8 o'clock.
Medical Officer - Dr. A. H. H. McMurtry, M.D., 11
Eglinton Place. Secretary - Hudson Shepperd, 62 Regent
"Path of Peace" meets every alternate Thursday
evening in Kenlis Street, Banbridge, at 7 o'clock.
Medical Officer - Dr. Morton, Newry Street. Secretary -
James Mahood, Pound Street, Banbridge.
"Lagan Lifeboat" meets every alternate
Wednesday evening in Abercorn Rooms, at eight o'clock.
Medical Officer - Dr. A. H. H. McMurtry, M.D., 11
Eglinton Place. Secretary - Duncan Kirkwood, 5 Turin
"Derry's First" meets every alternate Monday
evening. Medical Officer - Dr. G. B. McCaul, M.D., 31
Clarendon Street. Secretary - Mr. W Barker, 14 London
"Newry Excelsior" meets every alternate
Tuesday in Ebenezer Schoolroom, Trevor Hill, at 8
o'clock. Medical Officer - Dr. B. S. Brooke, M.D.
Secretary - R. J. Irwin, 6 Arthur Street, Newry.
"The Old Rock"
"The Rescue" meets every alternate Thursday
evening in Magdalene Schoolroom, Great Victoria Street,
at eight o'clock. Medical Officer - Dr. Wm. G.
Mackenzie. Secretary - Joseph Robinson, 4 Oban Street.
The "Olive Branch Juvenile" Tent , for
boys, from 8 to 18 years of age, meets every alternate Friday
evening in Oddfellows' Hall. Medical Officer - Dr. Brice Smith.
Superintendents - Mr. James McConnel, 42 Cavour Street, Mr. A.
McConnel, Denmark Street, Mr. H. Wallace, Schomberg Terrace.
Secretary - Mr. W. J. Dougal, 4 Benwell Terrace.
Juvenile "Alexandra Tent", meets in
Clifton Street Lecture Hall. Superintendent - Henry J. A. McAlery,
and L. S. Fleming.
BELFAST FRIENDLY SOCIETY
Christ Church School Room
Instituted 1839. Meetings held last Monday of
every month. Office Bearers - President, John Hamil, Secretary,
AND SCIENTIFIC SOCIETIES
Men's Institute and Temperance Hall.
Castle Street and Queen Street
The Institute is designed to supply the artizan
and mechanic with a public place where they can meet their
friends, spend an hour or two in social intercourse, read the
papers of the day, etc., and hear lectures, at a moderate charge.
The building was erected at a cost of nearly £9,000, and contains
a news room, supplied with all the local and the leading English,
Scotch, and Irish newspapers, periodicals, and reviews, a chemical
laboratory, lecture and class rooms, amusement room supplied with
billiard and bagatelle tables, chess, draughts etc., a library, in
which there are a large number (nearly 3,000 volumes) of carefully
selected books, and which is being constantly increased. Trustees
- Sir T. McClure, Bart., M.P., V.L., M. L. Dalway, M.P., Thomas
Valentine, J.P., Thomas Greer, J.P., Edward Hughes, J. G.
Richardson, Thomas Gaffikin, T.C., Dr. Samuel Browne, R.N., J.P.,
W. M. Scott. Robert L. Hamilton, J.P., Alexander Johns, J.P.
Committee - President - Geo. Morrow. Vice President - James
McCreery, John McCalmont. Treasurer - John Henderson. Financial
Sec. - James Murdoch. Jas. Andrews, Wm. Johnston, Edwd. Bingham,
Henry Connolly, Saml. Gordon, John S. Lytle, James Serridge, C. J.
Glen, W. J. Carmichael, H. S. Gamble, John McKenzie, James
Chambers, Joseph D. Moore, David Craig, William Marks, John
Barbour, R. C. Barrett. Hon. Sec. - Robt. Barklie. Assistant Hon.
Sec. - Samuel Boyle. Science Committee - Chairman - Dr. Samuel
Browne, R.N., J.P. Jas. Alex. Henderson, J.P., James P.
Corry, M.P., Thomas Valentine, J.P., Finlay McCance, J.P., Thomas
Greer, J.P., Sir Thomas McClure, Bart., M.P., V.L., Professor
Everett, M.A., D.C.L., Edward P. Cowan, J.P., Thos. H. Browne, T.C.,
Thomas Gaffikin, T.C., Robert Thompson, J.P., Wm. Moffatt, Henry
Burden, M.A., M.D., Robert L. Hamilton, J.P., William Q. Ewart,
T.C., A. M. Ferrar, James McCreery, John Henderson, John McKenzie,
H. McCaffrey, R. C. Barrett, R. J. Walshe, H. S. Gamble, Geo.
Moore, John Barbour, Wm. Marks, John McCalmont. Hon. Sec. - T.
Gaffikin, jun. Classes for the study of the English language,
shorthand, French, and bookkeeping are held during the winter, all
of which are conducted by thoroughly efficient and competent
teachers. Special prizes (for the most part contributed by the
merchants and gentry of the town) are given annually for
proficience in the following subjects :- Mathematics, Acoustics,
Light and Heat, and Magnetism and Electricity, Chemistry
(Inorganic, Organic and Practical), Chemistry and Botany,
Agriculture, and any four of the allied subjects, Chemistry,
Botany, Geology, Physiology, and Physiography. Queen's
prizes of the value of 7s. 6d. and upwards are also awarded to all
students who pass their examinations in the first class. All
students attending the classes in the Institute may qualify
themselves to compete for the Whitworth Scholarships, the Royal
Exhibitions, and Science Studentships. A room in the Institute has
been specially fitted up as a Laboratory, and is furnished with
all the apparatus necessary for both qualitative and quantitative
analyses. The classes in Chemistry and Botany will be found
specially adapted for those preparing for either the preliminary
or final examination of the Pharmaceutical Society. Certificates
from the school are recognised by the Council as qualifying for
their diplomas. These classes have, since their opening, proved
the most successful in Ireland, both as regards the number in
attendance and the scholarships, medals, prizes, and certificates
gained at the May examinations, no fewer than 9 students' 2
Queen's medals, 453 Queen's prizes and first class certificates,
and 574 second class certificates having been secured. Upwards of
£400 (of which £100 was presented by the Committee of the
Belfast Meeting of the British Association in recognition of the
importance of the Institute as a School of Science) have been
spent in the purchase of apparatus for illustrating the lectures
experimentally. Educational classes in connection with the Science
and Art Department in Mathematics, Mechanics, Acoustics, Light and
Heat, Magnetism and Electricity, Chemistry (Inorganic, Organic and
Practical) Geology, Botany, Animal Physiology, Agriculture,
Physiography etc., are held and conducted by Robert Barklie, F.C.S.,
R. T. Collier, B.A., Sen. Scholar, Q.C.B., and Samuel Boyle. Every
information regarding the classes may be obtained from the
Manager, at the Institute, or Mr. Barklie, who attends every
evening to enroll students.
CHURCH OF IRELAND YOUNG MEN'S SOCIETY
Rooms - Clarence Place Hall
Containing library, reading rooms, lecture hall,
news room and offices. This Society was established in the month
of January, 1850, for the spiritual, moral and intellectual
improvement of its members, and for the purpose of aiding missions
at home and abroad. The library, containing about 1,800 volumes,
religious and moral, history, biography and travel, magazines,
poetry and fiction, miscellaneous, books of reference etc., is
connected with it, and suitable lectures are delivered, at stated
periods, by eminent men, and by the members of the society weekly,
during the sessions. A committee of fifteen conducts the business
of this society. Patron - His Grace the Duke of Abercorn. His
Grace the Lord Primate, His Grace the Duke of Manchester, Right
Hon. Sir Joseph Napier, Bart., the Lord Bishop of Down and Connor
and Dromore, the Lord Bishop of Cork, Cloyne and Ross. President -
The Right Hon. and Rev, Lord O'Neill. Vice Presidents - Right Hon.
Lord Cairns, Colonel William B. Forde, J.P., D.L., William
Johnston, Sir Thomas McClure, Bart., M.P., Sir Charles Lanyon, Knt.,
J.P., Sir W. G. Johnson, Knt., J.P., D.L., Henry H. McNeile, J.P.,
Conway R. Dobbs, J.P., D.L., William Ewart, M.P., Sir Joshua
Prestor, Knt., J.P., Thomas Valentine, J.P., John Mulholland, M.P.,
Joseph J. Murphy, Isaac J. Murphy, Frederick Kinahan, Thos. Henry
Purdon, M.D., Charles D. Purdon, M.D., Henry Ferguson, M.D., W. J.
Johnston, J.P., J. T. Abbot, Alexander Lockhart, James B. Owens,
James Alexander, J.P., James Neill, the Vicar of Belfast, Revs.
Theophilus Campbell, D.D., E. J. Harttrick, A.M., Thomas W. Roe,
LL.D., James Marshall, A.M., William Cotter, D.D., George
Hamilton, I. H. Deacon, A.M., Richard Irvine, A.M., C. H. H.
Wright, D.D., Ph.D., G. A. Chadwick, D.D., Samuel Moore, A.M., S.
E. Busby, LL.D., Thomas J. Welland, A.M., J. G. Hopkins, A.M.,
Walter Riddall, A.M., G. R. Wynne, A.B., W. Stewart Ross, N. E.
Smith, Thomas R. Hamilton, A.M. Committee - Charles Foy, Henry
Harris, Thos. Brittain, Robert Walsh, B. T. Hewitt, John Smyth,
William Irwin, Richard J. Orr, John Garrett, M. B. Thompson, W. R.
Patterson, James Taylor, H. A. Matier, James Stewart, Charles
Gausen. Treasurer - Robert Thompson, J.P. Corresponding Secretary
- Robert L. Hamilton, J.P. Hon. Secretaries - J. G. Johnston, W.
J. Jackson. Librarian - John Wylie. General Secretary - H.
McKnight. Library and Reading Rooms open every day (Sunday
excepted) from 8 am. till 10 pm. Saturdays till 9 pm. Meeting and
classes every week during the winter session.
Instituted in 1801, meets once in each month, on
Monday evening, from October till May inclusive, in the houses of
members. It has for its object literature, science and the arts,
and solicits information respecting the history, antiquities, and
present state of Ireland. A paper, confined to the subjects
announced, is read every night of meeting by the members in
succession. Hon. Secretary - Henry Burden, M.A., M.D., College
BELFAST YOUNG MEN'S CHRISTIAN ASSOCIATION
Rooms - Lombard Street.
Established 1850. The objects of this Association
is the spiritual, moral, and mental improvement of young men, by
the efforts of the members in the sphere of their daily calling,
by devotional meetings, biblical instruction, and mutual
improvement classes, the delivery of lectures, the diffusion of
Christian literature, or by any other means that are in accordance
with the Scriptures. There are a reading room and library in
connection with this society. President - Sir Thomas McClure,
Bart., V.L., M.P. Vice President - John Browne, Mayor Alex.
Bulloch, James Carlisle, J.P., Sir E. Coey, J.P., D.L., J. P.
Corry, M.P., Rev. I. H. Deacon, A.M., Wm. Ewart, M.P., W. Quartus
Ewart, William L. Finlay, James Glass, Thos Greer, J.P., P.
Johnston, J.P., Rev. Robert Knox, D.D., Sir Charles Lanyon, J.P.,
A. D. Lemon, T. G. Lindsay, J.P., John Moore, M.D., Wm. Mullan,
J.P., Rev. Jas. Robertson, Rev. Chas. Seaver, M.A., C. Wolfe Shaw,
Wm. Shaw, T. Sinclair, J.P., David Taylor, J.P., Charles Thompson,
Rev. John White, Rev. H. M. Williamson, John Workman. Treasurer -
W. L. Finlay, jun. Hon. Secretary - Mr. W. S. Mollan. Committee -
Robert Anderson, Lawson A. Browne, Joseph H. Cooke, John Fisher,
William Greenhill, David Jones, Harry Jones, J. K. Mitchell, Henry
Montgomery, Henry McClelland, John Pim, William Shaw, jun., John
Wilkinson, B. D. Wise. Hon. Librarian - George W. Blair, and N.
Patterson. General Secretary - Alfred H. Pettit.
QUEEN'S COLLEGE LITERARY AND SCIENTIFIC SOCIETY
Rooms - Queen's College
This Society, founded February, 1850, was
established for the purpose of affording to its members an
opportunity of improving themselves by writing papers on literary
and scientific subjects. Members are permitted to offer criticisms
on the papers. There are now upwards of 150 members. It is managed
by the members themselves, under the care and with the sanction of
the College authorities. It usually meets every alternate Friday
during the College terms, and the public are admitted to the
meetings. Annual subscription 2s. 6d, Patrons - The President of
the Queen's College, Belfast, and the Right Hon. the Earl of
Dufferin and Clandeboye, K.P. Vice Patrons - The Professors of the
Queen's College, Belfast. Office Bearers for 1878 - 80 -
President - J. A. Lindsay, M.A. Vice Presidents - J. B. Sayers,
B.A., J. A. Strahan, M.A. Secretaries - James Barron, B.A., M.D.,
J. D. Osborne, B.A. Treasurers - G. L. Moore, B.A., J. H.
Montgomery. Council Members - S. Hamill, B.A., S. Black, W. P.
Steen, B.A., J. H. Rainey, W. Byers.
BELFAST LIBRARY AND SOCIETY FOR PROMOTING
Rooms - Linen Hall, Donegall Square North
This Society was instituted in 1788, and meets in
the centre building of the Linen Hall, under the direction of a
president, vice president, and committee, elected annually. It now
possesses upwards of 15,000 volumes on history, biography,
voyages, travels, political economy, encyclopedias, French and
English, with books on natural philosophy, chemistry etc.,
dictionaries, maps, charts, reviews, magazines, philosophical
journals, and a selection of the most popular light literature of
the day. The library contains an almost complete file of the
Belfast News Letter from 1737 to the present date. A register of
the weather is kept by the librarian - viz, barometer,
thermometer, and quantity of rain. The Committee meet the first
and third Thursday of every month, at eleven o'clock am. There are
three classes of subscribers - Proprietors - Who pay two guineas
entrance, and one guinea per annum. Members - Who pay one guinea
entrance, and one guinea per annum. Annual Subscribers - Who pay
no entrance, but merely one guinea per annum subscription. Office
Bearers - President - Joseph J. Murphy, F.G.S. Vice President -
Arthur C. Weir. Hon. Treasurer - Thos. Montgomery. Hon. Sec. - J.
Anderson, J.P., F.G.S. Committee - W. Ed. Crothers, F.R.G.S., John
S. Drennan, M.D., W. D. Henderson, John F. Hodges, M.D., Robert
MacAdam, Rev. W. C. McCullagh, William H. Patterson, M.R.I.A.,
Henry Reid, William A. Robinson, William Simms, John Workman, J.P.
Librarian - F. A. Maitland. Assistant - F. W. Knox.
Waring Street and Donegall Street
Build by a Joint Stock Company, which has been
brought under the protection of an Act of Parliament. The
building, etc., cost about £20,000, which is divided into 200
shares. The business is managed by a committee, chosen on the
second Thursday in every January, from among the proprietors, The
public apartments consists of a spacious subscription News Room,
liberally supplied with the principal daily and other periodical
publications, and also daily telegraphic intelligence, and
furnished with a valuable assortment of books and maps. 'Change is
held in the buildings on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays. The
facade, fronting Donegall Street, is of the Ionic order of
classical proportions, substantially erected of granite, and forms
one of the principal architectural features of Belfast.
Committee - Richard Bell, Charles Duffin, M. Oakman, J. G. Biggar,
Dr. Murney, Sir James Hamilton, John Suffern, Jas. F. McCaw, W. W.
Godfrey, William Carson, James Kennedy, and James Campbell.
Secretary - Samuel Vance.
PEOPLE'S LITERARY INSTITUTE
Reading Rooms - 12 Donegall Street
This Institute was founded in 1845, and since then
lectures have been delivered under its auspices by several eminent
gentlemen. The money raised by all lectures delivered in
connection with the Institute is used in improving and extending
the libraries. The News room, opened 22nd June, 1846, is supplied
regularly with all the leading newspapers and periodicals. It is
open daily from 8 am. till 10 pm. Terms to both news room and
library, 3s. per quarter. Visitors admitted at the charge of one
penny. The Circulating Library, opened 8th July, 1847, consists of
about four thousand volumes. Educational classes, in connection
with the Society of Arts, London, are conducted every winter,
which are free to members of the institute. The institute is now
amalgamated with the Working Men's Institute.
BELFAST FRIENDS' INSTITUTE
Established in 1863. Removed to the present
building specially erected for the purpose, at a cost of £900, in
1869. The Institute comprises a reading room, library, etc., and
is open free to ladies and gentlemen members of the Society of
Friends, the expenses being defrayed by voluntary subscriptions.
Lectures on literary, scientific and miscellaneous subjects, are
delivered during the winter season. President - Joshua Pim.
Committee - Wm. T. Harvey, William J. Boucher, William W. Lamb,
Joseph C. Marsh, E. Wakefield Pim, Edwin Squire, Louis F. O'Brien,
William J. Gilmore. Treasurer - Elias H. Thompson. Librarians -
Fred. W. Lockwood, James Creeth. Hon. Sec. - H. Charles Knight.
Resident Caretaker - John Ferguson.
CHEMICO-AGRICULTURAL SOCIETY OF ULSTER
Rooms - 63 Upper Arthur Street
Instituted in 1845, for the dissemination of
practical knowledge on the connection of chemistry with
agriculture, and for the analysis of soils and manures etc. Meets
the first Friday of every month in the rooms of the society.
Patron - The Duke of Marlborough, Lord Lieutenant. President -
Viscount Templetown. Vice Presidents - The Marquis of Londonderry,
Marquis of Donegall, Earl of Dufferin, Earl of Antrim, Lord
Clermont, Lord Lurgan, Viscount Newry, Lord E. Hill-Trevor, M.P.,
Sir Richard Wallace, Bart., M.P., Sir Thomas Bateson, Bart., M.P.,
Belvoir Park, Lord Bishop of Down, Right Rev. Dr. Dorrian, Sir
Thomas McClure, Bart., John Sharman Crawford, D.L., the Mayor of
Belfast, R. F. Gordon, D.L., A. J. R. Stewart, D.L., Ards, Hon.
Somerset Ward, J.P., T. Gregg, J.P., John Mulholland, D.L., M.P.,
Thomas Andrews, M.D., F.R.S. Honorary Members - M. Boussingault,
Paris, M. Chereal, F.R.S., Professor Voelcker, F.R.S., J. B. Lawes,
F.R.S., D. J. H. Gilbert, F.R.S. Council - James Andrews, J.P.,
Comber, W. J. C. Allen, J.P., Fanoran, John Borthwick, J.P.,
Prospect, Carrickfergus, J. Barr, Royal Distillery, Lisburn,
Washington Charters, Wakefield, H. Dickson, Belfast, Wm. Gray,
M.R.I.A., Belfast, William Boyd, Comber, Rev. J. Bradshaw, J.P.,
Milecross, Newtownards, Henry Burden, M.D., Belfast, Professor
Cuming, M.D., Belfast, Ynyr Burgess, J.P., Parkanaur, Dungannon,
J. A. Henderson, J.P., Belfast, D. Delacherois, D.L., Donaghadee,
W. C. Heron, J.P., High Sheriff, Co. Down, J. Torrens, J.P.,
Belfast, W. Charley, J.P., Seymour Hill, Dunmurry, F. Filgate,
J.P., Castleshane, Lieut. General Smythe, R.A., Whiteabbey, Robert
H. Bland, J.P., Lisburn, R. Gordon, Falls Road, Belfast, Andrew
Cowan, J.P., Groomsport, Bangor, Robt. Ireland, Falls, Belfast, J.
Hancock, J.P., Lurgan, Rev. J. Jellie, Carrickfergus, W. J. Hurst,
Drumaness, Geo. S. Kirkpatrick, Craigs, Cullybacky, Peter Quinn,
J.P., The Agency, Newry, F. A. Heron, Craigavad, R. Morrow,
Lisburn, J. McCormic, Newtownbreda, L. Turtle, Aghalee, Robert
McCalmont, F.C.S., Belfast, Joseph Perry, Grove Hill, Downpatrick,
S. McCausland, Belfast, J. Chambers, Tullynaskeagh, Rev. Geo.
Smythe, Carnmoney, S. Shannon, Carrickfergus, M. Thompson, J.P.,
Killyleagh, T. Lindsay, Derryboy, Killyleagh, Thomas Valentine,
J.P., The Moat, W. Davidson, Rademon, J. Davidson, Brookfield,
Moira, H. Young, J.P., Fenaghy. Treasurer - Wm. Simms, Linen Hall,
Belfast. Honorary Secretary - W. B. Ritchie, J.P., The Grove,
Belfast. Chemical Director - Professor Hodges, M.D., F.C.S,
Assistant Chemist - F. Hodges, F.J.C., Mem. Chem. Soc., Berlin.
The Society publishes a monthly "Journal of Agriculture and
Industry" which is circulated free to members.
NORTH EAST AGRICULTURAL ASSOCIATION OF IRELAND
Office - The Ulster Buildings
This Association consists of two classes of
members - amateurs and farmers. Its operations, as far as regards
the Farmers' Class, are confined to the province of Ulster. The
Amateur Class is open to the United Kingdom. Funds are raised by
donations and annual subscriptions. The first Show was held in
Belfast, August 1855. President - General Viscount Templetown,
K.C.B. Vice Presidents - (Down) Marquis of Londonderry, K.P., Earl
of Dufferin, K.P., Viscount Bangor, Sir Thomas McClure, Bart., V.L.,
M.P. (Antrim) - Marquis of Donegall, K.P. Viscount Massereene and
Ferrard, Lord O'Neill, Sir Richard Wallace, Bart., M.P. (Armagh) -
Earl of Charlemont, K.P., Lord Clermont, Sir J. M. Stronge, Bart.,
Maxwell C. Close, M.P. (Monaghan) - Marquis of Headfort, Earl of
Dartrey, K.P., Lieut.- Colonel Lloyd, J.P., Rev. A. N. Haire-Foster,
J.P. Trustees - Fitzherbert Filgate, J.P., J. Hancock, J.P., W. B.
Glenny, J.P. Secretary - G. Gerald Bingham, office, The
Ulster Buildings. Treasurer - The Northern Banking Company.
FLAX SUPPLY ASSOCIATION
Office - 10 Donegall Square West
Established for the improvement of the culture of
flax in Ireland, and the dissemination of information relative to
the production and supply of flax. President - William Ewart, M.P.
Vice Presidents - J. G. Richardson and John Mulholland, D.L., M.P.
Council - Thomas Andrews, John D. Barbour, Charles Bowles, John
Campbell, James Carlisle, William Charley, Foster Connor, James
Dickson, William Quartus Ewart, William J. Finlayson, William L.
Finlay, David Graham, Robert Gordon, Robert L. Hamilton, James
Hind, W. J. Hurst, Philip Johnston, William M. Kirk, John Love,
Robert MacGeagh, William S. Mitchell, William H. Moreland, Charles
Murland, John Marshall (Leeds), H. D. McMaster, A. J.
McCullough, Robert Porter, Sir. John Preston, J. N. Richardson,
jun., James Taylor Reid, Thomas Valentine, John Vogan, John Young.
Treasurer - William Valentine. Secretary - Michael Andrews.
Bankers - Northern Banking Company.
THE BELFAST CHOIR
Band Room, Ulster Hall
Instituted 1876, for the cultivation of classical
choral music. Practices are held weekly during the musical season,
on Thursday evenings, in the Band Room, Ulster Hall, Linenhall
Street, commencing at eight o'clock. All information can be
obtained from the conductor, 5 Atlantic Avenue. President -
Viscount Castlereagh, M.P. Organist - Joseph S. Firth.
Conductor - Fred. C. Smythe, Mus. Bac., T.C.D.
THE BELFAST CHORAL ASSOCIATION
Assembly's Hall, May Street
This Society was established in 1874 by Mr. Walter
Newport, for the cultivation and promotion principally of
unaccompanied part singing, as well as the performance of the
works by the great masters. The society has succeeded beyond
anticipation, not only in their own work but also in developing a
great desire for music among the middle classes. Three concerts
are given by the society in the Ulster Hall during each season,
which are always largely attended. The society meets for rehearsal
in the Practice Rooms, Assembly's Hall, May Street, every Thursday
evening at eight, during the season. President - His Worship the
Mayor of Belfast (for the time being). Hon Treasurer - G. Ord.
Hon. Secretary - Richard Howell. Conductor - W. J. Kempton, St.
Mark's, Sydenham, late Professor, Ely College.
BELFAST PHILHARMONIC SOCIETY
(In which are Incorporated the Classical
Harmonists' and Belfast Musical Societies). This Society was
founded in 1874 for the practice and public performance of choral
and instrumental works. The members meet weekly during the season,
in the Ulster Hall, for rehearsal, and there are usually four or
five concerts each season. Subscriptions - One Guinea, two
guineas, and 9vice presidents) five guineas, entitling the
subscriber, for each guinea paid, to one free ticket for each
concert. Members - Half a guinea each, with the same privileges as
a subscriber of one guinea. President - Robert Edwd. Ward, D.L.
Hon. Secretaries - James Alexander and Hugh Hyndman. Hon. Organist
- John Shillington. Conductor - Sir. R. P. Stewart, Mus. D.
Assistant Secretary - M. H. Harris, Office of the Society, 15
NATURAL HISTORY AND PHILOSOPHICAL SOCIETY
Museum - College Square North
This Society was formed in 1821, for the
cultivation of natural History, and the investigation of the
topography, statistics and antiquities of Ireland. Subsequently
the range of subjects became much more extensive, it being agreed
to receive communications on all branches of physical science and
their applications. The meetings (private and public) for reading
of papers are held during the winter months, at the Museum,
College Square North. The Belfast Museum is the first Museum
erected in Ireland solely by private subscriptions. It was opened
in 1831 -32. The internal arrangements are under the care of the
Council for the time being. Officers for 1879 - 1880 :- President
- Professor Purser. Vice Presidents - Dr. Andrews, Joseph John
Murphy, R. MacAdam, and R. Lloyd Patterson. Treasurer - John
Anderson. Librarian - Thomas Workman. Secretary - A. O'D. Taylor.
Shareholders - One share in the Museum costs £7, two do., £14,
three do., £21. The proprietor of one share pays 10s. per annum,
the proprietor of two shares pays 5s. per annum, and the
proprietor of three shares or more shares stands exempt from
further payment. Shareholders only are eligible for election on
the council of management. Privileges - Each Shareholder and
Member has the right of personal attendance at all meetings of the
Society, and of admitting a friend thereto, also of access to the
Museum for himself and family, with the privilege of granting
admission orders for inspecting collections to any friends not
resident in Belfast. Any further information can be obtained by
application to either of the Secretaries. It is requested that all
accounts due by the society be sent to the Treasurer. The Museum,
College Square North, is open daily from 12 till 4 o'clock.
Admission for strangers, 6d. each. The Curator is in constant
attendance, and will take charge of any donation kindly left for
the Museum or Library. The society publishes its proceedings
BELFAST NATURALISTS' FIELD CLUB.
Rooms - Museum, College Square North.
This Society was established in March, 1863, for
the practical study of natural science in all its branches, and
archaeology, by holding field meetings during the summer months,
and the reading of papers during the winter months - the papers so
read to treat, so far as possible, of the natural history and
antiquities of the district. The annual subscription is 5s.,
payable in advance. Prizes are offered for the best collection of
scientific objects made by the members. The Club publishes annual
proceedings, with occasional appendices, referring to the geology,
natural history, and antiquities of the Province of Ulster.
President - Wm. Gray, M.R.I.A., Mountcharles. Vice President
- Prof. J. F. Hodges, M.D., Derryvolgie. Committee - John Browne,
M.R.I.A., W. S. Firth, Dr. James Moore, M.R.I.A., H.R.H.A., Rev.
Canon MacIlwaine, D.D., M.R.I.A., Geo. O'Brien, F. W. Lockwood, S.
A. Stewart, F.B.S.E., Joseph Wright, F.G.S., F.R.G.S.I., Isaac W.
Ward, Thomas Workman. Treasurer - Greer Malcolmson, Castle Place.
secretaries - Hugh Robinson, Donegall Street, William Swanston,
F.G.S., King Street.
ULSTER MEDICAL SOCIETY
Rooms - Royal Hospital, Frederick Street
The Ulster Medical Society, formed in 1862 by the
union of the Belfast Medical Society and the Clinico-Pathological
Society, has for its objects to afford its members increased
facilities of consulting the best medical works and periodicals by
means of the library, of deriving mutual instruction on medical
subjects by means of its discussions and its pathological museum,
and, as a collective body, protecting the interests of the medical
profession. The meetings are held in the rooms of the society, at
the Royal Hospital, at eight o'clock, on each alternate Tuesday,
from 1st November, till 30th April. President - Dr. Dill.
Ex-President - Dr. Harkin. Vice Presidents - Drs. J. W.
Browne, and Fagan. Council - Drs. Wales, Moore, McConnell, McKeown,
Dempsey, and Clements. Treasurer - Dr. Esler. Hon. Secretary - Dr.
Whitla, 41 Great Victoria Street. Librarians - Drs. Cole and
Clarke. Pathological Secretary - Dr. Workman.
THE THEOLOGICAL SOCIETY
This Society is in connection with the Assembly's
College. Public and private meetings are held alternately during
each month of the College session. At these meetings papers are
read by members of the Society, but although the Society bears the
name Theological, the readers are not restricted to theological
subjects. The Society has a flourishing news room. Office Bearers
- President - H. Waterworth, M.A. Vice Presidents - W. Martin,
M.A., Geo. Jackson, M.A. Secretaries - John Irwin, M.A., W. L.
Berkeley, M.A. Treasurer - J. D. Osborne, B.A. Council Members -
Pepe Pauley, R. T. Bailey, R.A., R. Reid, B.A., H. Moore, B.A.,
George Harrison, B.A.
ULSTER BOOK, TRACT AND BIBLE DEPOSITORY
1 Donegall Square East, & 11 College Square East
Established 1815, under the management of a
committee of different religious orthodox denominations, for the
sale of Bibles, Prayer Books, Psalm Books, Tracts, and religious
publications generally. Proprietor and Manager - W. Erskine Mayne.
UNITARIAN SOCIETY FOR THE DIFFUSION OF CHRISTIAN
Depository - 33 Donegall Street
The aim of the Society is the promotion of genuine
Christianity, and the vindication of the right of free inquiry.
With this view, a choice and extensive selection of books and
tracts is kept at the depository, which are sold at cost price to
the public, and lectures and other works of a missionary character
take place under its auspices. The committee meet on the last
Wednesday of every month, at three o'clock pm. Office Bearers -
Hon. Treasurer - Hugh Hyndman, LL.B. Hon. Secretaries -
Robert McCalmont, F.C.S., John F. Mulligan. Executive Committee -
James M. Darbishire, Chairman, William A. Adamson, Henry Ferguson,
George Fisher, E. A. Fuhr, T. McClelland, D. McMaster, James
McWilliam, D. W. Moore, John R. Neill, Rev. John Orr, William
Rankin, John Ritchie, Rev. J. C. Street, and Rev. David Thompson.
THE TYPOGRAPHICAL ASSOCIATION
For the relief of unemployed travelling printers,
and to aid in the adoption of beneficial trade regulations in the
town and neighbourhood, and throughout the United Kingdom. There
is also a Sick and Funeral Fund in connection with this Society.
The Society is regulated by a President, Secretary, and Treasurer,
and a Committee of nine. The Society meets first Saturday in each
month. Office of the Society - Oddfellows' Hall, Academy Street.
LINEN MERCHANTS' ASSOCIATION
Linen Hall, Belfast
This association has for its object the regulation
and protection of the trade, the settlement of disputes by
arbitration, the bringing before Parliament Bills tending to
further the interests of the linen business, and the carrying out
of all projects likely to promote the advancement and prosperity
of the staple manufacture. A meeting of the Council is held
regularly in the Linen Hall on the last Tuesday of every month, at
half past eleven o'clock, when such subjects as affect the
interests of the trade are discussed. Ex-Presidents - William
Ewart, J.P., M.P., (Messrs. William Ewart & Son) ; Robert
Thompson, J.P., (Messrs. Richardson, Sons & Owden Ltd.), J. M.
Calder, (Messrs. J. M. Calder & Co.) Henry Smith (Messrs.
County Down Flax Spinning and Weaving Co. Ltd), R. H. Reade
(Messrs. York Street Flax Spinning Co. Ltd_, James Glass (Messrs.
James Glass & Co.), John Jaffé (Messrs. Jaffé Brothers).
President - Henry Matier (Messrs. Henry Matier & Co._ Vice
President - Charles C. Connor (Messrs. Fenton, Connor & Co.)
Council - Messrs. Brookfield Linen Co. Ltd., George Betzoid &
Co., J. M. Calder & Co., County Down Flax Spinning &
Weaving Co. Ltd., Dicksons, Ferguson & Co., Wm. Ewart &
Son, John Elliott & Co., Ewing, Son & Co., Fenton, Connor
& Co., Greenmount Spinning Co., L. H. Guynet & Co. Ltd.,
Malcolm & Pentland, Henry Matier & Co., Moore &
Weinberg, Northern Spinning & Weaving Co. Ltd., Richardson,
Sons & Owden Ltd., R. Thompson, Son & Co., James &
Robert Young. Treasurer - Lavens M. Ewart (Messrs. Wm. Ewart &
Son.) Secretary 0 William H. Ward, (Ulster Damask and Linen Co.)
BELFAST DOG SHOW SOCIETY
Offices of Society - 24 North Street
The object of this society is to foster a taste
for an improved breed of dogs in the North, by holding an annual
exhibition. Chairman - Marcus Gage, J.P. Committee - Capt. H. G.
S. Alexander, G. H. Adams, A. Crawford, F. W. Hayes, Wm. Graham,
William Laird, W. H. Hunter, S. T. Mercier, Marcus McC. Gage,
J.P., Robert Bryson, J. Thompson, W. H. Lawler, John A. Pryde, A.
Galloway, R. Mullan, K. MacRea. Hon. Treasurer - W. A. Parke.
Secretary and manager - Robt. Erskine, 24 North Street, Belfast.
Hon. Vet. Surgeon - James King, V.S. Rules and regulations may be
obtained of the secretary.
ULSTER RIFLE ASSOCIATION
Secretary's Office - 21 Castle Place, Belfast
Range and Clubhouse - Kinnegar, Holywood
This association was founded in 1861, in
continuance of the Belfast Rifle Club, which dates as far back as
1829. It has been most successful in promoting long range shooting
of the scientific description, but several of its members have
acquired great reputation in the older art of "off shoulder
practice." The association is indebted to Captain Harrison,
J.P., of Holywood House, for the free use of one of the finest
ranges in the kingdom, extending to 1,200 yards in length. The
annual rifle meeting has been held since 1867, at Clandeboye, by
special invitation of the noble president, and it attracts rifle
shots from all parts of the country. Subscription, One Guinea per
annum, in advance. Members of the army and navy and R.I.
Constabulary, half subscription. President - The Right Hon. the
Earl of Dufferin, K.P., K.C.B. Vice Presidents - The Right Hon.
Viscount Massereene and Ferrard, the Right Hon. Lieut.-Gen.
Viscount Templetown, Sir Thomas McClure, Bart., M.P., the Mayor of
Belfast, the Chairman of Harbour Commissioners, the President of
the Chamber of Commerce, Sir Charles Lanyon, D.L., J.P., Thos.
Cordukes, Esq. Chairman - Capt. John Harrison, J.P.
Vice Chairman - T. R. Walkington, Esq. Committee - John
McKenna, John G. McGee, John Robinson, J. T. Barrett, James S.
Lee, Dr. Barnett, Henry Fulton, S. O. Wylie, J. A. Teggart, Thos.
McArthur, Henry Ferguson, Alex. McCann. Armourers - Joseph
Braddell & Son. Hon. Treasurer - T. R. Walkington,
Waring Street. Hon. Secretary - James Wilson, jun., 20
BELFAST FLAX & JUTE CO. 9LIMITED0
Offices - 32, Donegall Place
Managing Directors - Wm. Harrison Moreland, John
Harrison Moreland. Sec. - J. E. Mansfield.
BELFAST STEAMSHIP CO. (LIMITED)
Secretary's Office - 18, Tomb Street
Established 1852. Incorporated as a Limited
Company 1872. Managed by a Board of Directors, Steamers ply daily
between Belfast and Liverpool, and twice a week between
Londonderry and :Liverpool. The following steamers constitute the
Company's fleet - Voltaic, Galvanic, Magnetic, Electric,
Semaphore, Italia, Glenocum. Chairman - Wm. Valentine, J.P. Sec. -
John Pim. Shipping Offices - 42, Donegall Quay, Belfast, and Quay,
BELFAST WAREHOUSE CO. (LIMITED)
21, Donegall Quay. Secretary - H. H. Kingsmill.
BLACKSTAFF FLAX SPINNING AND WEAVING CO.
Offices - 1a, Railway Street,
Managing Directors - John K. Boyd, William Boyd. Secretary -
BROOKFIELD LINEN CO. (LIMITED)
Offices - Donegall Street,
Managing Directors - Jas. Carlisle, J.P., chairman, W. R.
Patterson. W. B. Morton, secretary.
D. ANDERSON & SONS (LIMITED)
Directors - Robert Ferguson, George Lord, Dr. J. Walton Browne.
Manager - Robert Reid. Secretary - William James Anderson.
DUNVILLE & CO. (LIMITED)
Offices - 16, Calender Street,
Directors - R. G. Dunville, J. Bruce, J. Craig, John McConnell, D.
R. Lappin,, and J. Barr.
GUNNING & CAMPBELL'S (LIMITED)
Offices - 4, North Howard Street.
Managing Director - John R. Garratt. Sec. - John B. Aickin.
JAMES LINDSAY & CO. (LIMITED)
28, Donegall Place.
Directors - James Lindsay, Thos. G. Lindsay. James C. Lindsay.
Secretary - Thomas S. Oliver.
JOHN ROWAN & SONS (LIMITED)
Offices and Foundry - York Street.
Directors - A. B. Wilson, chairman, William Dobbin, vice chairman,
Edward Reilly, Edward Porter Cowan, R. H. Orr, O'Donnell Grimshaw.
Secretary - James A. Armstrong, 150, York Street.
LINDSAY BROTHERS & CO. (LIMITED)
11 Donegall Place. Directors - James Lindsay, Thos. G. Lindsay,
James C. Lindsay. Managing Directors - Wm. J. Davison, David J.
Lindsay. Sec. - H. Porter.
L. H. GUYNET & CO. (LIMITED)
Linen Manufacturers and Merchants
42 & 44, Upper Queen Street
Managing Directors - F. W. Pim, Dublin, H. J. Nicholson,
Ardsallagh, Derryvolgie avenue. Secretary - R. L. Ferguson,
Avonmore Terrace, Balmoral.
PHILIP JOHNSTON & SONS (LIMITED)
Jennymount Mills, Shore Road.
Directors - Philip Johnston, J.P., Dalriada, John
D. Barbour, J.P., Lisburn, William J. Johnston, J.P., Dunesk,
David W. Johnston, Dalriada, Samuel A. Johnston, Belfast, Wm.
Walker, Banbridge. Managing Directors - S. A. Johnston, Richmond
Crescent, Henry McCance, Wellington Park. Secretary - Thomas
ROYAL BELFAST BOTANIC AND HORTICULTURAL COMPANY
Garden and Co.'s Office - University Road.
Secretary's Office - 7, Donegall Square East. The
Gardens are open every day to subscribers, who are privileged to
give admission orders to strangers, non residents in Belfast,
under certain restrictions. During the summer months a band
attends once a week. Shareholders and subscribers, 6d. There are
two entrances - one by University Road and one by Botanic Avenue.
Strangers and those living more than six miles from Belfast are
admissible to the Gardens (except on fete days) at 6d. each;
children 3d. Directors - A. J. Macrory, Duncairn, W. J. Johnston,
J.P., Charles Thomson, William Simms, W. H. Dixon, T. R.
Walkington, A. D. Lemon, Charles Kinahan, Thomas Gaffikin, A. M.
Ferrar, David Taylor, J.P., James Thompson, J.P., E. H. Clarke,
William Gray, and H. H. Bottomley. Solicitors - Messrs. Macrory
& Co. Treasurers - Northern Banking Co. Secretary - F. W.
Smith, 7, Donegall Square East. Head Gardiner - Charles McKimm.
SMITHFIELD FLAX SPINNING AND WEAVING CO.
Offices - Smithfield, Managing Directors - F. S. Herdman, A. J. A.
Lepper. Secretary - T. Blair Boyd.
THE EDENDERRY SPINNING CO. (LIM.)
Crumlin Road. Managing Director - John Beck. Secretary - John T.
THE ROSEBANK LINEN CO. (LIMITED)
Mill & Offices - Rosebank, Crumlin Road.
Capital, £75,000, in 7,500 shares of £10 each.
This Company has been formed to purchase the mill and factory of
Messrs. Mitchell Brothers, with the fixed and moveable machinery
therein, and the water rights attached thereto, at the price of £2
per spindle and £25 per loom, subject to the ground rent of £250.
Directors - John Young, Galgorm Castle Co., Antrim, Chairman, Sir
John Preston, Dunmore, Belfast, Herbert O. Lanyon, Lismara,
Belfast, with power to add to their number if found desirable.
Managing Directors - William S. Mitchell, Olinda, Craigavad, J. L.
Marshall, Belmont. Bankers - The Bank of Ireland. Solicitors -
L'Estrange & Brett.
THE FALLS FLAX SPINNING CO. (LIM.)
Offices - 5, Conway Street. Managing Director - John Vogan.
Secretary - A. McD. Calwell.
THE NORTHERN SPINNING & WEAVING COMPANY
Offices - Falls Road & 1 Wellington Place. Managing Director -
Thos. Valentine. Sec. - William Savage.
THE ULSTER HALL CO. (LIMITED)
Office - Ulster Hall, Bedford Street.
This Company possesses a spacious hall in Bedford
Street, with the necessary minor apartments, affording
accommodation for between two and three thousand persons, and
suitable for concerts, exhibitions of art, balls, dinners, and all
other public purposes to which such buildings are generally
applied. Chairman of Directors - Sir John Preston, J.P. Secretary
- F. W. Smith, 7, Donegall Square East and Ulster Hall. Bankers -
Belfast Banking Co.
ULSTER SPINNING CO. (LIMITED)
Offices - Bedford Street. Managing Directors - Finlay McCance,
J.P., Larchfield, Lisburn, Chairman, R. H. Reade, Wilmount, Robert
Porter, Fortwilliam Park. Secretary - William Moffatt, 3 Lower
BELFAST BOAT CLUB
President - The Duke of Abercorn, K.G. Vice
President - A. Chenevix-Trench. Secretary - William Crawford, jun.,
Rosemary Street. Treasurer - H. Herdman.
BELFAST BOWLING CLUB
Green - Cromac Park
The first Green of the Belfast Bowling Club was
made in Nelson Street in the year 1843. The ground which it
occupied having been taken for building a second Green was made in
York Street in the year 1846, on ground now occupied by the York
Street Spinning Company. The third Green was made on ground lying
immediately behind the Belfast Charitable Institution, and is now
built over. The beautiful Green now belonging to the Club was made
in Cromac Park in the year 1873. "Bowls" was at one time
a very popular game, and frequent mention of it is made in old
documents. A game of "billiards on Nature's
billiard-board" is one of the most delightful and healthiest
of exercises, and is altogether free from risks attending some
other out door games. It is adapted alike to the young, the middle
aged, and the old. The membership of the Belfast Bowling Club is
elective. Secretary - D. Laurie, Queen's Quay.
BELMONT BOWLING CLUB
Green - Belmont Park
The Belmont Bowling Club has been recently named
for the purpose of extending the practice of this and other
kindred games to that pleasant and popular suburb. Its success is
already assured by the active co-operation of a few of the
gentlemen of the neighbourhood, and the site chosen, which is
admirably central, will make it a convenient and agreeable resort
for those who love a pleasant chat or friendly game. The property
is vested in trustees, and is managed by a committee of the
shareholders. The membership is elective. Hon. Secretary - R.
Jamieson, Belmont Park.
NORTH OF IRELAND CRICKET CLUB,
Ormeau Road, Belfast.
Established 1859. Patrons - His Grace the Duke of
Abercorn, the Most Noble the Marquis of Donegall. President -
Viscount Massereene and Ferrard. Trustees - Viscount Massereene
and Ferrard, J. B. Houston, D.L., J.P., P. Ewing, E. P. Cowan,
J.P., C. K. Cordner, J.P., A. Duffin. Hon. Secretary - F. L. Heyn,
Ulster Chambers. Hon. Treasurer - R. Watson, Donegall Square West.
Committee - Lord Massereene, J. B. Houston, D.L., E. P. Cowan,
J.P., E. K. Cordner, J.P., W. H. Moreland, Adam Duffin, J. R.
Bristow, J. G. Fennell, C. E. Stelfox, J. T. Reade, H. H.
Bottomley, P. Ewing, F. R. Lepper, W. Vint, W. Ewing, F. M.
Harris, Dr. Ferguson, J. Stelfox, jun., R. H. Orr, P. H. Ewing, R.
Watson, E. Hughes, E. H. Watson, F. L. Heyn. The ground, situated
on Ormeau Road, about one mile from Great Northern Railway
Terminus, is seven acres in extent, all levelled and laid down,
and is considered one of the finest in the United Kingdom. At the
north-west corner stands a magnificent pavillion, erected at a
cost of upwards of £1,000. The club numbers 381 members,
consisting of life, ordinary, and temporary members.
ROYAL ULSTER YACHT CLUB
Bangor - Co. Down.
Commodore - The Earl of Dufferin, K.P. Vice
Commodore - J. Mulholland, M.P. Rear Commodore - H. Murney, M.D.
Hon. Sec. and Treasurer - Arthur Jill Coates, Bangor, County Down.
Trustees - Lord Lurgan, W. T. B. Lyons, J.
Blakiston Houston. Hon. Secretary - Arthur Sharman Crawford.
Bankers - The Northern Banking Company. Steward - J. M. Beazley.
Castle Buildings - Donegall Place
Committee - Robert Patterson, J. D. Smyth, f.
Connor, William Riddel, John R. Musgrave, W. C. Mercer, Wm.
Moreland. Hon. Secretary - G. K. Smith. Treasurer - Samuel Vance.
RELIGIOUS SOCIETIES ETC.
CHURCH OF IRELAND
Within the Municipal Boundary
St. Anne's (Parish Ch.) *
St. George's "
Christ Church "
Magdalene Church "
Trinity Church "
St. Paul's "
St. John's "
St. Luke's "
Mariner's Church "
St. Mary's "
St. Stephen's "
St. Andrew's "
St. Thomas's "
St. James's "
St. Matthew's "
Drew Memorial "
St. Jude's "
Military Chapel "
College Square North
St. John's Place
R. Hannay, D.D., Vicar
Canon MacIlwaine, D.D.
Thos. W. Roe, LL.D.
W. Stewart Ross
E. J. Hartrick, A.M.
I. Henry Deacon, A.B.
Chas. Scott, A.M.
Chas. Seaver, A.M.
Wm. Cotter, D.D.
John Spence, A.B.
C. H. H. Wright, B.D.
Richard Irvine, A.M.
S. E. Busby, LL.D.
T. J. Welland, A.M.
John Bristow, A.M.
N. E. Smith
J. G. Hopkins, A.M.
A. J. Moore, A.B.
Robert Hannay, D.D.
J. B. Crozier, A.M., & M. Beattie
H. Davis Murphy, A.B.
Alex. Crone, A.B.
H. M. Reade, A.B.
T. J. Corr, A.M.
B. N. White, A.M.
W. Beatty, A.B.
R. E. Briscoe, A.M.
T. W. Clarendon, A.B.
John S. Moore, A.B.
Hours of Divine Service
11.30 & 7.0
11.0 & 5.45
Without the Mutual Boundary
St. John's "
St. John's "
St. Mark's "
St. John Baptist, Up. Falls
St. Mark's (Dundela)
J. E. Costello, A.M.
Walter Riddall, A.M.
James Marshall, A.M.
Saml. Anderson, A.B.
Thos. Hamilton, A.M.
H. W. Stewart, A.M.
H. G. Moore, B.D.
11.30 & 6.0
11.30 & 7.0
* The original Parish Church stood in the
Churchyard of Shankhill. That edifice having become a ruin, and
unfit for divine service about A.D. 1621, an ancient parochial
Chapel, then known as "The Chapel of the Ford," and
afterwards, on being restored or rebuilt A.D. 1645, known as
"The Old Corporation Church," situated near the spot
where St. George's Church now stand, became the Parish Church of
Shankhill. "The Old Corporation Church" was pulled down
A.D. 1774, and the present Parish Church of St. Anne's was erected
in Donegall Street by the Earl of Donegall, at his own cost, and
consecrated A.D. 1778.
Eighteenth (Sinclair Seamen's)
Twentieth (St. Enoch's)
Twenty Sixth (Eakenhead)
Great George's Street
Great Victoria Street
North Queen Street
|John Macnaughtan, A.M., & W. Park,
Robert Knox, D.D.
George Shaw, A.B.
H. M. Williamson
J. S. MacIntosh, A.B.
William Johnston, D.D.
John Meneely, D.D.
William C. McCullagh
R. J. Lynd, B.A.
Thomas Hamilton, A.M.
Alexander Gray, LL.D.
J. B. Wylie
T. Y. Killen
J. H. Moore
D. K. Mitchell
11.30 & 7.0
12.0 & 6.0
11.30 & 7.0
11.30 & 5.0
11.30 & 7.0
12.0 & 6.0
11.30 & 7.0
11.30 & 6.0
11.30 & 7.0
NON SUBSCRIBING (UNITARIAN) CHURCHES
|First Presbyterian Church
York St. Non Subscribing Church
Domestic Mission Church
Unitarian Missionary Church
|J. Scott Porter and Alex. Gordon, M.A.
J. C. Street
R. J. Orr, M.A.
J. J. Wright
11.30 & 7.0
11.30 & 7.0 (W)
12.0 & 7.0
11.0 & 7.0
|Donegall Square East
University Road & Hurst Street
Joseph W. McKay, & Wm. Lumley
John E. Green
W. P. Applebe, LL.D.
Samuel T. Boyd
Wilson J. Storey
J. W. Williams
R. W. Burnett
11.0 & 7.0
ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH
|J. P. Greene, Adm.
James Hamill, Adm.
Geoffrey Brennan, Adm.
Andrew Macaulay, Adm.
P. Convery, Adm.
Patrick Farrelly, Adm.
Father Norbert, Superintendent
7, 8, 9, 10, 11 am.
12 noon, 7 pm
Holidays, 5, 7, 8.
9, 10, 11 am.
8, 9, 10.30, 12 & 7
8, 10, 12 & 7
8, 9, 10, 12 & 7
Secession Presbyterian Church
Friends' Meeting House
Do. (Seventh Day)
College Street South
Great Victoria Street
40 Corporation Street
Great Victoria Street
Fountain Street Hall
|R. J. Bryce, LL.D., & John McLay
Samuel B. Stevenson
J. A. Chancellor
Geo. McMahon, M.A.
A. M. Morrison
S. A. Swaine
G. W. Cross
Isaac Hampton & Ang. Chisim, Deacons
W. Osborne Lang
11.30 & 7.0
11.0 & 7.0
11.0 & 2.30
11.0 & 7.0
Saturday 12 & 4 pm.
1.30 & 7. & 5
Feast Days 10 & 6
11.30 & 7.0
11.30 & 7.0
11.30 & 7.0
SOCIETIES ETC., IN CONNECTION WITH THE CHURCH OF
Diocesan Synod of Down and Connor and Dromore -
President - the Right Rev, the Lord Bishop. Chancellor - (Vacant).
Trustees - The Lord Bishop, Right Hon. Lord O'Neill, Sir Charles
Lanyon, J.P., R. P. Maxwell, D.L., J.P., Colonel Waring, J.P.,
Diocesan Nominators - Diocese of Down - The Very Rev. the Dean of
Down, D.D., Rev. T. Blackwood Price, Colonel Forde, D.L., J.P.
Diocese of Connor - Rev. J. W. Murray, LL.D., Rev. Robert Hannay,
D.D., and Sir W. G. Johnson, D.L. J.P. Diocese of Dromore - Rev.
Theophilus Campbell, D.D., The Very Rev. the Dean of Dromore, and
Colonel Waring, J.P. Hon. Secretaries - Rev. Theophilus Campbell,
D.D., Rev. Robert Hannay, D.D., Joseph John Murphy Esq., John Hind
Esq., J.P. Assistant Secretary - Mr. David Morrow.
United Diocesan Court - The Right Rev. the Lord Bishop, the
Chancellor of the Diocese, the Very Rev. the Dean of Down, D.D.,
Rev. George C. Smythe, the Very Rev. the Dean of Dromore, J.
Blakiston Houston, Esq., D.L., J.P., William Ewart, Esq., M.P.,
and Colonel Waring, J.P. Registrar - J. McC. Higginson,
Esq., J.P., N.P., Belfast.
Diocesan Council of down and Connor and Dromore - President - The
Right Rev. the Lord Bishop. Hon. Secretaries - Rev.
Theophilus Campbell, D.D., Rev. Robert Hannay, D.D., Joseph John
Murphy, Esq., John Hind, Esq., J.P. Assistant Secretary -
Mr. David Morrow. Bankers - The Belfast Banking Company. Office -
6 Clarence Place, Belfast. The Diocesan Council meets on the first
Wednesday in each month, at twelve o'clock.
Down and Connor and Dromore Church Education Society - Hon.
Secretaries - Rev. E. J. Hartrick, A.M., and Rev. Robert Hannay,
D.D. Hon. Treasurer - Robert Joy, Esq. Diocesan Inspector - Rev.
E. P. Roe, Gartree Glebe, Crumlin. Assistant Secretary - Mr. David
Morrow. Bankers - The Belfast Banking Company. Office - 6 Clarence
Place, Belfast. The Committee meet on the second Wednesday in each
month, at one o'clock.
Diocesan Board of Religious Education - President - The Right Rev.
the Lord Bishop. Hon. Secretaries - Rev. H. W. Stewart, Rev. T. J.
Welland, and Rev. G. R. Wynne. Treasurer - Alex. Johns, Esq.,
Belfast Bank. Trustees - J. Blakiston Houston, Esq., D.L., J.P.,
William Ewart, Esq., M.P., and Colonel Waring, J.P. Diocesan
Inspector - Rev. W. S. Darley, 8, Upper Crescent, Belfast.
Diocesan Temperance Society - President - The Right Rev. the Lord
Bishop. Hon. Secretaries - For Down - Rev. Arthur J. Moore.,
Ballynafeigh, Belfast, for Connor - Rev. J. B. Crozier, Belfast,
for Dromore - Rev. Canon Harding, Gilford. General Secretary -
Rev. Charles Seaver, Belfast. Hon. Treasurer - B. T. Hewitt, Esq.,
Diocesan Committee for Home Missionary Work - President - The
Right Rev. the Lord Bishop. Convener - The Rev. Charles Seaver,
Down and Connor and Dromore Pastoral Aid Society - For providing
additional curates, and for assisting clergymen who, through age
or infirmity, are unable to continue the performance of their
duties. Hon. Secretaries - Rev. Robert Hannay, D.D., and B. T.
Society for the Propagation of the Gospel in Foreign Parts - Hon.
Secretaries - Rev. Geo. C. Smythe, Coole Glebe, Carnmoney, Rev.H.
W. Stewart, Knockbreda Rectory, Belfast, Rev. S. F. Dudley-Janns,
Glenarm. Hon. Treasurer - rev. C. B. Knox, Dromore.
Church Missionary Society - Hon. Secretaries - Rev. Charles Seaver,
Botanic Avenue, Belfast, and Rev. T. J. Welland, St. Thomas'
Parsonage, Belfast. Hon. Treasurer - Robert Thompson, Esq., J.P.
Jews' Society - Hon. Secretary and Treasurer - Rev. T. J. Welland,
St. Thomas' Parsonage, Belfast.
Irish Society - Diocesan Hon. Secretary - Rev. E. J. Hartrick, The
Parsonage, Donegall Pass, Belfast. Local Hon. Secretary - Rev.
Richard Irvine, Hampton, Windsor, Belfast.
Irish Church Mission - Hon. Secretary and Treasurer - Rev. I. H.
deacon, Antrim Road, Belfast.
South American Missionary Society - Hon. Sec. - Rev. G. R. Wynne,
Holywood. Hon. Treas. - B. T. Hewitt, Esq., Lombard Street,
Protestant Orphan Society for the Counties of Antrim and Down -
President - The Right Rev. the Lord Bishop. Hon. Secretaries -
Rev. Robert Hannay, D.D., Sir W. G. Johnson, D.L., J.P. Treasurer
- E. H. Clarke, Esq., Belfast Bank. Assistant Secretary - Mr.
Francis J. Kennedy. Office - 4, Clarence Place, Belfast. The
object of the Society is to provide diet, lodging, clothing, and
Scriptural education for destitute orphans, one or both of whose
parents is or may have been Protestant, and to apprentice them to
Protestant masters or mistresses of approved religious principles
and conduct, or otherwise put them forward in life as the
Committee of the Society may determine.
Sunday School Society for Ireland - Depository - 6, Clarence
Christian Knowledge Society, London - Hon. Secretary - Rev. T. P.
Morgan, Larne, Hon. Treas. - John Armour, Esq., Ulster Chambers,
Belfast. Agent for sale of publications - Mr. J. Magill, Donegall
Association for Discountenancing Vice and Promoting the Knowledge
and Practice of the Christian Religion - Agent for sale of
publications - Mr. W. E. Maybe, Donegall Square East, Belfast.
Connor Clergy Widows' Fund - (Established 1853) - President - The
Right Rev. the Lord Bishop. Vice President - The Ven. the
Archdeacon of Connor. Hon. Secretary - Rev. Charles Lett, Ashley
Avenue, Belfast. Hon. Treas. - Rev. James Marshall, Ligoniel,
Marriage Licenses - Licensing Officer for the District of Belfast
and Diocese at large - J. M. Higginson, Esq., J.P., N.P. Deputy
Licensing Officer - Mr. David Morrow, to whom application is to be
made, at the Marriage License Office, 6, Clarence Place, Belfast.
Fee, for ordinary license, six shillings, including one shilling
for notice. The fee for a Special License, which dispenses with
any notice or length of residence, is £10. 10s.
STATISTICS OF CHURCH OF IRELAND
inside the municipal boundary, according to the Census of 1871 :-
Avg. Population to each Church
Avg Population to each church
Children of School Age
+ Divine Service is also held in the Mission
Rooms of Cromac Street, and in Kent Street, in the parochial
districts of St. John's and Trinity Churches.
MISSIONS AND SOCIETIES OF THE PRESBYTERIAN
Office - 12, May Street
Church Extension - Rev. Dr. Kirkpatrick, Dublin,
convener, Rev. George Bellis, secretary.
Irish Mission - Rev. John Macnaughtan, convener, Rev. George
Bellis, secretary, Rev. Hamilton Magee, Dublin, assistant
Foreign Mission - Rev. W. F. Stevenson, Dublin, convener, Rev.
George Bellis, secretary.
Jewish Mission - Rev. John Rogers, D.D., Belfast, convener, Rev.
George Bellis, secretary.
Colonial Mission - Rev. Dr. Wilson, Limerick, convener, Rev.
George Bellis, secretary.
Continental Mission - Rev. J. S. MacIntosh, Convener, Rev. George
Soldiers and Sailors and Weak Congregations - Rev. R. Black,
Dundalk, convener, Rev. George Bellis, secretary.
Missionaries to India - Rev. Robert Montgomery, Belfast, Rev. W.
W. Brown, Borsud, Rev. J. V. S. Taylor, Ahmedabad, Rev. William
Beatty, Ahmedabad, Rev. George T. Rea, Gogo, Bombay, Rev. R.
Gillespie, Ahmedabad, Rev. J. Shilliday, Arrund, Rev. George P.
Taylor, Surat, Bombay.
Missionaries to China - Rev. James Carson, J. M. Hunter, M.D.
Missionaries to the Jews - Rev. William Graham, Bonn, Germany,
Rev. John C. Aston, Hamburg, Rev. T. C. Gilmour, Hamburg, Rev. J.
D. Pirrie, Vienna, Rev. John G. Phillips, Damascus, Rev. John
Missionaries to Belgium - Rev. T. Alexander. Treasurer of Missions
- Northern Banking Co. Sustentation Fund - Rev. L. E. Berkeley,
convener, Belfast, A. Eakin, secretary.
Church and Manse, School, and Debt Extinction Fund - This Fund,
derived from private subscriptions and congregational collections,
is for the purpose of assisting congregations to erect churches,
manses, schools, and to remove debt from their ecclesiastical
buildings. Rev. L. E. Berkeley, Belfast, convener of committee.
Treasurers - Northern Banking Company.
Sabbath School Society for Ireland in connection with the
Presbyterian Church - Office - 12, May Street - Rev. Wm. Johnston,
D.D., Rev. George Shaw, hon. secs., R. Magill, secretary, R.
McHinch, assistant secretary, H. H. Boyd, treasurer, H. Aikin,
travelling agent. Committee meet on second Monday in each month.
Treasurer of Assembly's Incidental Fund - Northern Banking
Company. Assembly's Law Adviser - Jas. Gibson, Q.C., Mountjoy
FREE CONGREGATIONAL UNION
An Association of Free Congregations for mutual
aid and sympathy, and for the promotion of Sunday Schools and
Missions. The executive body consists of the minister and five lay
members of each affiliated congregation. Quarterly conferences are
held at each church in rotation. President - John R. Neill,
Belfast. Secretary - Rev. Harold Rylett, Moneyrea. Treasurer - J.
R. Neill, Belfast.
BELFAST UNITARIAN MISSIONARY ASSOCIATION
Missionary Stations - Hopeton Street, and Joymount
Church, Carrickfergus. The objects of this Association are :- (a)
To diffuse in Belfast and elsewhere a knowledge of Unitarian
principles. (b) To circulate literature in promotion of religious
inquiry and personal holiness. (c) To establish, or aid in
establishing new congregations. (d) To aid existing congregations
in the renewal of their life, and the enlargement of their
freedom. (e) To promote any efforts for the extension of the
Kingdom of God in the hearts of mankind. Office Bearers -
President - Wm. B. Ritchie, J.P., M.D. Vice Presidents - Henry
Burden, M.D., Robert W. Gordon, J.P., William G. Mulligan, Wm.
Dobbin, John Hoy, John Miller, J.P., Comber, William Robertson.
Executive Committee - W. A. Adamson, Miss J. G. Bruce, Miss
Coleman, J. M. Darbishire, Mrs. Herbert Darbishire, Geo. Fisher,
Ernest A. Fisher, Mrs. H. Hyndman, Robert McCalmont, D. W. Moore,
John R. Neill, and John Ritchie. Treasurer - Thos. McClelland.
Secretary - Rev. J. C. Street. Auditors - John Greenfield and W.
THE ULSTER UNITARIAN CHRISTIAN ASSOCIATION
Depository - 29, Rosemary Street. The objects of
this Association are :- (1) To maintain the Sufficiency of the
Holy Scriptures as a Rule of Faith. (2) To diffuse a knowledge of
the Christian Revelation, based on the Son, Deity of God the
Father, and the Divine Mission and Authority of the Lord Jesus
Christ. (3) To defend the right of Private Judgement, the
sacredness of Religious Liberty, and the supreme importance of the
Christian Life. (4) To promote the Religious Education of the
young, especially through the instrumentality of the Sunday
School. Office Bearers - Treasurer - J. Rogers. Hon. Secretary -
Rev. C. J. McAlester. Committee - Rev. J. Scott Porter, Rev. John
A. Crozier, Rev. William Napier, Rev. T. H. M. Scott, Rev. Alex.
Gordon, Richard Patterson, Gawn Orr, M.D., Alfred M. Munster,
James McFadden, Alexander Hunter, Nicholas Oakman, and Lenox
BELFAST FEMALE MISSION
Office - 13, Calender Street. Established in 1859,
for the purpose of engaging female agency in missionary work in
Belfast. The missionaries are directed not to proselytise, but to
seek to raise the fallen, and bring the ignorant to a knowledge of
the Saviour. "Go ye into the highways and hedges, and compel
them to come." Committee - Mrs. Carson, Miss Crawford, Mrs.
Deacon, Miss Davidson, Mrs. Greig, Mrs. Hamilton, Mrs. Hanson,
Mrs. Hartrick, Mrs. W. J. Johnston, Mrs. W. Johnston, Mrs. R.
Knox, Mrs. Kelly, Mrs. R. Lindsay, Mrs. J. Lindsay, Mrs. Martin,
Mrs. Murphy, Mrs. Moore, Mrs. Nelson, Miss Norton, Mrs. Charles
Purdon, Mrs. s. R. Ross, Miss E. Reilly, Mrs. Seaver, Mrs. N. E.
Smith, Mrs. Robert Steen, Mrs. William Thompson, Miss Thompson,
Mrs. Taylor, Mrs. W. Stewart Ross, Mrs. John Workman, Mrs. Wyse,
Mrs. W. Ewart, jun. Glenmachan, treasurer, Mrs. Workman, Ceara,
and Mrs. R. M. Carson, Ulsterville, hon. secretaries. The
committee meet at twelve o'clock on the first Friday of every
month, at 13, Calender Street, to hear the reports read of the
several visitors, and to consider the best methods of advancing
the interests of the mission.
BELFAST MIDNIGHT MISSION
Rescue House - 27 & 29 Malone Place. It is the
glory of Christianity that it passes no sinner, and no classes of
sinners, by. None are too low or too degraded to be laid hold of,
and brought home to God. It is a happy thought that through the
exertions of the agent of this Mission, aided by some devoted
Christian friends, there is not a poor fallen woman in Belfast,
who can possibly be reached, who is not kindly dealt with from
time to time, offered an opportunity of return, and pointed to the
Lamb of God who taketh away the sin of the world. The Executive
Committee meets on the last Wednesday of each month, at twelve
o'clock, at the Rescue House. Those thus marked (*) form the
Executive Committee. Trustees - *Forster Green, *John Coates, Rev.
John Kinghan, Hon. Physicians - Dr. Arnold, Dr. John Moore.
Treasurer - *Mrs. Kinghan. Secretary - Thomas Clokey, Landscape
Avenue. Agent - Mrs. Hanna. Committee - Mrs. J. A. Arnold, Mrs.
Black, Mrs. Berkeley, *Mrs. Byers, Mrs. Jacob, *Mrs. Knox, Mrs.
Lindsay, Sans Souci, *Mrs. McCance, Mrs. McCamley, Mrs. Murphy,
Mrs. Calder, *Mrs. Ewart, *Annie Gardner, Rev. Dr. Hannay, *Mrs.
Herron, Archd. Kent, Mrs. J. H. Moore, Rev. R. Montgomery, *Mrs.
Montgomery, Mrs. Mulligan, Rev. W. Park, *Mrs. Patterson, Mrs.
Potts, *Mrs. H. Reid, *Mrs. Ross, Rev. Charles Seaver, *Rev. J.
Spence, Mrs. Stavely, Dr. Steen,, Mrs. Watts, *Mrs. Williamson,
Mrs. R. Workman.
BELFAST PRISON GATE MISSION
The Home - Tudor Lodge, Crumlin Road. This Mission was founded in
1877, and is intended to provide a home and opportunity of
reformation for women discharged daily from the County Prison.
Treasurer - Sir John Preston. Treasurer of Ladies' Committee -
Mrs. Potts. Hon. Sec. - Rev. Dr. Knox. Hon. Sec. of ladies'
Committee - Mrs. Irving.
BELFAST TOWN MISSION
President - Sir Thomas McClure, Bart., M.P.
Treasurer - J. P. Corry, Esq., M.P. Hon. Secretaries - Rev. Dr.
Knox, and J. Workman, Esq., J.P. This mission was established in
1843, for the purpose of bringing the Gospel to the poor and non
church going population of Belfast. It has divided the town into
districts, and employs sixteen missionaries. It is supported by
voluntary contributions, and has an income of nearly £1,000 a
BELFAST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH BUILDING ASSOCIATION
This Association was formed in 1871, for the
purpose of erecting churches wherever it might be considered
necessary in the town and suburbs of Belfast. President - J. P.
Corry, M.P. Vice Presidents - Sir. T. McClure, Bart., M.P., and
Sir E. Coey, D.L. Treasurer - Robert McMullen. Hon. Sec. - Rev.
CHURCH OF IRELAND TEMPERANCE SOCIETY - DOWN
& CONNOR & DROMORE
The committee of this Society meets on the first
Wednesday of each month, at two o'clock, in Clarence Place. Office
Bearers - President - The Right Rev. the Lord Bishop of Down.
Chairman of Committee - The Ven. Archdeacon of Dromore. Hon. Secs.
- Rev. C. Seaver, M.A., Ulsterville Avenue, Rev. Canon Harding,
M.A., Gilford, Rev. A. J. Moore, B.A., Ballynafeigh. Treasurer -
B. T. Hewitt, Wellington Park
IRISH TEMPERANCE LEAGUE
Band of Hope Union, and Permissive Bill
Association. Offices - 18 Lombard Street. Established 1858. Its
objects are - The suppression of drunkenness by moral suasion,
legislative prohibition, and all other lawful means. Organ - The
Irish Temperance League Journal, which has been permanently
enlarged, and is the oldest, largest, and best Temperance paper in
Ireland. Monthly, 1d. 1/- per annum entitles an abstainer to
membership, and 5/- a year to a free copy of the Journal monthly.
There are a large number of societies and Good Templar and United
Temperance Association Lodges connected by a fee of 10/- and £1
per annum, which entitles them to visits from the agents, special
lectures, honorary deputations etc. The income from subscriptions
etc., for the year was £1,735, In addition to its general
temperance organisation, the League has on its premises a first
class Café for ladies and gentlemen, which is daily crowded with
visitors, both from town and country, and has instituted a
successful movement for supplying the working classes with coffee
at cheap rates, in seven commodious stands, in the most public
thoroughfare in Belfast. It has also a special Band of Hope
Agency, and vigorously advocates the Irish Sunday Closing,
Saturday early Closing, and Permissive Bills. The influence of the
League has been very powerfully exerted in influencing the Irish,
and especially the Ulster M.P.'s. In the last division on the
Sunday Closing Bill, the Ulster members voted unanimously in
favour, and in the division on the Local Option Resolution, on
11th March, 1879, the Irish vote was 28 for the Resolution, and 17
against, of which the Ulster vote was 16 for and 5 against. The
Office Bearers of the League are - President - M. R. Dalway, D.L.,
M.P., Carrickfergus. Chairman of Executive - H. C. Knight.
Treasurer - L. A. Browne. Secretary - J. Speers Orr. Agents and
Lecturers - Rev. A. McKinley, W. D. Stewart, B. T. Herring.
Special Lecturers - Gentlemen from England, from time to time.
WOMEN'S TEMPERANCE ASSOCIATION
President - Mrs. Workman, Ceara, Windsor. Vice
Presidents - Mrs. Murphy, Mrs. Potts, and Mrs. Knox. Treasurers -
Mrs. R. M. Corry, and Miss Shaw. Secretaries - Mrs. Workman and
Mrs. Byers. This Association has its central committee in
Belfast, with branches throughout Ulster. It was organised in
1874. Its membership is restricted to those who agree, on the
grounds of Christian expediency, to abstain from all intoxicating
drinks as beverages, and who use their influence to discountenance
the drinking customs of society. A main object of the Association
is "to banish intoxicating drinks as beverages from the
THE BELFAST LADIES' TEMPERANCE UNION
The purpose of this Society is to unite all the
Ladies of Belfast who are Total Abstainers in one body, in order
to use their combined efforts for the prevention and suppression
of drunkenness and its attendant evils, by visiting the homes of
the poor and degraded, by urging young and old to abstain from the
use of intoxicating drinks, by the distribution of temperance
literature, by encouraging the formation of Bands of Hope, and
other Temperance Societies, and by all other means that may from
time to time be deemed advisable. Librarian - Miss Pollard,
Magdala Street. Treasurer - Mrs. H. J. Wright, 101 Donegall
Street. Secretaries - Mrs. A. C. Capper, 14 University Street,
Mrs. Montgomery, Melrose Terrace.
INDEPENDENT ORDER OF GOOD TEMPLARS
Grand Lodge Offices - 1, Lombard Street. Executive
for 1879 -80 :- W. P. Holmes, G.W.C.T., Belfast, J. L. Robertson,
G.W.C., Cork, J. J. Gowdy, G.S.J.T., Drumaness, J. Goligher, G.W.V.,
Derry, J. S. Lytle, G.W.S., Belfast, J. Nevin, G.W.T., Coleraine,
Rev. J. H. Ashby, G.W.Ch., Richhill, J. D. McDowell, G.W.M.,
Drumaness, C. Hendrick, P.G.W.C.T., Belfast. This is an advanced
temperance organisation, whose object is not only the prevention
and care of drunkenness through total abstinence and prohibition,
but also the utter annihilation of the drink traffic both in its
sale and manufacture. The Order, which was introduced into Ireland
in the Autumn of 1870, rapidly increased, and lodges are now
spread all over the country. The membership is upwards of 5000.
The subordinate lodges meet weekly, and are superintended by
district lodges, which meet quarterly, all being under the
government of the grand lodge, which meets annually. There is also
a considerable number of juvenile lodges, composed of children
under sixteen years of age, who are pledged against the use of
tobacco as well as alcohol is drinks. The headquarters of the
Order are Belfast, Lisburn, Ballymena, Carrickfergus, Larne,
Newtownards, Ballynahinch, Banbridge, Newry, Portadown, Lurgan,
Londonderry, Coleraine, Cork, Armagh, Limerick, Queenstown, and
Bandon. The Good Templars of Ireland hold annually 5,200
in connection with the Presbyterian Church in Ireland.
Secretary - Rev. I. N. Harkness, Stewartstown.
Treasurer - Rev. Dr. Knox, Belfast. Principles of the Association
:- "1. We believe it to be expedient to abstain from things
in themselves lawful, when thereby we can more effectually promote
our neighbour's welfare. 2. As the use of intoxication liquors, so
fearfully prevalent, is one of the chief occasions of crime,
poverty disease, and degradation, impedes the progress of the
Gospel, and arises in a great measure from the genial observance
of drinking customs, we believe that the circumstances are such at
the present time, as, on the ground of Christian expediency
already stated, to demand abstinence from all intoxicating
drinks." Nearly one half of the members of the General
Assembly are members of this Association. The annual meeting is
held during the sittings of the Assembly. Its operations are
carried on by its clerical members, who give their services
gratuitously. The Association is making rapid progress.
LAW COURTS ETC.
HIGH COURT OF JUSTICE, IRELAND
Chancery Division - Lord Chancellor - Right Hon.
John Thomas Ball. Master of the Rolls - Right Hon. Edwd. Sullivan.
Vice Chancellor - Right Hon. Hedges E. Chatterton. Registrars -
William D. Ferguson and William B. Drury. Court of Appeal - Lords
Justices of Appeal - Richard Deasy, Right Hon. Gerald Fitzgibbon,
the Lord Chancellor, Right Hon. the Lord Chief Justice, Chief
Justice Morris, the Lord Chief Baron, and the Master of the Rolls.
Queen's Bench Division - Lord Chief Justice of Ireland - Right
Hon. G. C. A. May. Judges - Hon. James O'Brien, Right Hon. John
David Fitzgerald, Right Hon. Charles Robert Barry. Common Please
Division - Lord Chief Justice - Right Hon. Michael Morris. Judges
- Right Hon. James Anthony Lawson and Hon. Judge Harrison.
Exchequer Division - Lord Chief Baron - Right Hon. Christopher
Palles. Barons - Hon. Francis Alexander Fitzgerald, Right Hon.
Richard Dowse. Probate & Matrimonial Division - Judge - Right
Hon. Robert Richard Warren, LL.D. Registrars - Maurice Keatinge
and Henry Pilkington, Q.C. High Court of Admiralty - Judge - Hon.
John Fitzhenry Townsend, LL.D. Queen's Advocate - Walter Boyd,
Ll.D., Q.C. Court of Bankruptcy - Judges - Hon. Stearne Ball
Miller and Hon. Frederick Walsh. Official Assignees - Charles H.
James and Lucius H. Deering. Land Court - Judges - Right Hon.
Stephen Woulfe Flannagan and Right Hon. Henry Ormsby. Registrars -
Stanislaus J. Lynch.
HIGH COURT OF JUSTICE (IRELAND) PROBATE AND
District Registry at Belfast for Counties Antrim and Down
Office - 52 Waring Street
The Court of Probate has the exclusive
jurisdiction to grant probates of wills and letters of
administration for all Ireland. Grants made in the Belfast Office
extend to all property whatever, and to any amount, no matter
where situate, funded or otherwise. To constitute jurisdiction, it
is alone necessary that the deceased party, had, at the time of
death, a fixed place of abode in either the Counties of Antrim or
Down. Office Hours from 10 to 4 o'clock, closes at 2 o'clock on
Saturday. District Registrars - John M. Higginson, J.P.,
residence, Carnalea House, Crawfordsburn, Co. Down. Clerks -
Archibald McAfee, Henry Ferguson, Thos. J. Reid, Robert Coburn,
James Clarke. Caretaker and messenger - James Hackett.
NORTH EAST BAR
Father - James Gibson, Esq., Q.C.
Allen, Saml., LL.B.
Andrews, James T.
Andrews, William Drennan, LL.D., Q.C.
Bates, A. H.
Bell, Thomas W.
Boyd, Walter, LL.D.
Bruce, William R.
Campbell, J. H.
Cronheim, E. W.
Craig, J. Walker
Cross, William P.
Dodd, William H.
Eiffe, Luke S.
Faloon, William H.
Fitzgibbon, Henry Q.C.
Gartland, Geo. H.
Hancock, Wm. N. LL.D.
Henderson, Acheson, Q.C.
Hitchcock, H. E.
Huband, Wm. G.
Jackson, A. S. Q.C.
Johnston, H. A.
Kaye, Wm. S. B. LL.D.
Killen, Jas. B., A.M.
Kisbey, Wm. H., A.M.
Lentaigne, Jos. H. N.
Long, W. E.
Longworth-Dames, Robert S.
McBlaine, Fredk. W., LL.D.
McCammon, Thos. A.
McDonnell, Wm. D.
McHugh, J. B.
|McMahon, John, Q.C.
Monroe, John, Q.C.
Murray, R. D.
Murray, S. W.
Overend, T. G.
Oulton, George N.
Pentland, G. H.
Porter, A. M. Q.C.
Ross, David, LL.B.
Seeds, Robt., LL.D.
Stanley, John, LL.B.
Shaw, J. J.
Smylie, A., LL.D.
Smyth, E. H.
Swifte, Earnest, G.
Tarleton, Fredk. F.
Twigg, John J.
Wilson, Jas., LL.B.
NORTH WEST BAR
Father - John Richardson, Esq., Q.C., LL.D.
|Brady, C. W. R.
Carson, Robt., Q.C.
Collum, Rupert F.
Dane, R. N.
French, W. M.
Greer, Samuel M.
Hart, Geo. W., LL.B.
Ingham, R. P. M.
Lane, Alex, LL.B.
Lane, H. D.
Leslie, W. M.
McConchy, Andw., LL.B.
McCorkell, David B. LL.B.
McDevitt, D. O.
MacIvor, Jas., A.B.
Johnstone, S. Yates
McGusty, A. D.
McLaughlin, Wm., Q.C.
Newton, Andw. W., A.M.
Olphert, R. F. A.B.
Peebles, Wm. Edwd.
Walsh, John E.
Vernon, Fane, A.B.
Wylie, Jas. O., M.A., LL.D.
BELFAST GENERAL QUARTER SESSIONS
Held in the County Court House, Crumlin Road, four
times each year. Chairman - John Hastings Otway, Q.C., assisted by
the magistrates (for list of whom see part 2) in all criminal
cases. Clerk of the Peace for the County - George A. H. Chichester,
Deputy and Acting Clerk of the Peace - Thomas Cunningham,
solicitor - Offices, 31, Donegall Street, Sessional Crown
Prosecutor - James McLean, Arthur Street, Belfast.
BELFAST RECORDER'S COURT
Held in the Court House, Municipal Buildings. six
times in each year. Recorder - John Hastings Otway, Q.C. Recorder
is not assisted by any magistrates. Clerk of the Peace for the
Borough - R. Dawson Bates, solicitor - Office, 4, Donegall Place.
Sessional Crown Prosecutor - Jas. McLean, Arthur Street, Belfast.
NORTHERN LAW SOCIETY
This Society consists of solicitors residing or
practicing in the Province of Ulster, admitted by ballot. Its
object is to watch proposed changes affecting the practice,
privilege, and emoluments of the profession, to oppose or promote
them, with a view to sustain the rights and respectability of the
profession, to prevent or adjust professional differences, and
promote good feeling and harmonious action among its members, and
generally to undertake or assist in objects conducive to their or
its interests. The society receives the Commissioners of Patents'
bi-weekly journal and Indices of Patents Applied for and Granted
for the inspection of the public. Committee for the year 1879 -
80. - Thomas McClelland (president), Thomas Carey, George C.
Cochrane, Edward Gardner, LL.B., Hunt W. Leech, James McLean,
S.C.S., Alex. O'Rorke, Thomas Scott, and James Ussher (vice
presidents), William Baxter, LL.D., Samuel Black, Alexander Caruth,
E. O'R. Dickey, John Dinnen, James Morton, Hans McMordie, M.A.,
Daniel O'Rorke, Robert H. Orr, John G. Shaw, B.A., John C. White,
William Seeds (treasurer), and Hugh Hyndman, LL.B. (hon.
Two Courts are held in the Municipal Buildings
daily, at ten o'clock. J. C. O'Donnell, Esq., and C. D.
Clifford-Lloyd, Esq., Resident Magistrates, and the Borough
Magistrates, Chief Clerk - Robert McHenry. Assistant Clerks -
James Fleming, Wm. McHenry, William G. Morrison, and George
McNeice. summons servers - George Duncan and Francis Waters.
HER MAJESTY'S PRISON, BELFAST
Stands in am elevated and healthy situation, on an
area of ten acres, and was designed after the great Model Prison
of Pentonville, London. There is accommodation for upwards of 500
prisoners, every convenience for the carry out of the separate
system. Cots are used in the cells, which are suitably furnished
also with Bibles and Prayer Books, combs, brushed and towels to
each, with tools and working materials, and a bell in each cell to
call the warden when required. It consists of four wings - A. B.
C. D. Visiting Committee (meet first Friday each month) - George
J. Clarke, J.P., D.L., Steeple, Antrim, Henry H. McNeile, J.P.,
Portadown, Belfast, John Young, J.P., D.L., Galgorm Castle,
Ballymena, Sir Charles Lanyon, J.P., The Abbey, Whiteabbey,
William T. B. Lyons, J.P., D.L., Brookhill, Lisburn, James Owens,
J.P., Holestone, Doagh, Hon. Edward O'Neill, J.P., D.L., M.P.,
Tullamore Lodge, Ballymena, General Viscount Templetown, K.C.B.,
D.L., Castle Upton, Templepatrick, Captain Robert C. Thompson,
J.P., Castleton, Belfast, Samuel Thompson, J.P., Muckamore Abbey,
Antrim, John Hind, J.P., The Lodge, Cliftonville, David Taylor,
J.P., Bertha House, Windsor, Governor - J. Leslie Beers, Esq.,
J.P. Deputy Governor - Mr. Robert Auld. Matron - Mrs.
Sarah C. Bramble. Church of Ireland Chaplain - Rev. John Spence,
B.A. Roman Catholic Chaplain - Rev. John Conway. Presbyterian
Chaplain - Alexander Gray, Ll.D. Medical Officer - John Moore,
M.D., M.R.C.S.E. Apothecary - Henry Murray, L.A., Dub. Chief Clerk
and Register - Mr. Robert Dick.
COUNTY ANTRIM COURT HOUSE
First opened at the Summer Assizes of 1850. This
noble structure, which is admitted to be the most elegant and
commodious building of its kind in Ireland, stands opposite the
Prison, on the Crumlin Road. In addition to the Crown and Record
Courts, and a superb common hall for the use of the public, and
for the holding of Parliamentary elections for the county, it
contains ample accommodation for the Grand Jury and county
officers. It is in the Roman Corinthian order of architecture,
with a spacious portico, and a pediment, supported by eight
columns. The Assizes are held in it in the months of March and
July in each year. The following offices are open in the Court
House every day, save Sunday, Good Friday, and Christmas Day -
Clerk of the Crown, Secretary to the Grand Jury, and Treasurer.
Town Inspector - James Lutterell Bailey, J.P.,
14, Queen Street.
J. C. Gardiner
N. L. Townsend
M. J. Roughan
Police Office, Chichester Street
" Botanic Road
" Donegall Street
" Albert Crescent
Head or other Constable in Charge
Officers' Clerks and Inspectors of
Weights and Measures
Queen Street No. 2
Great George's Street
Crumlin Road No. 1
Crumlin Road No. 2
North Queen Street
Divis Street No. 1
Divis Street No. 2
Thomas Magee, Constable
Robert Irwin, Head-Constable
Andrew Collins, Head-Constable
Thomas Baile, Constable
Henry Tilson, Constable
James Grey, Head-Constable
John Greer, Constable
Joshua Gardner, Head-Constable
Andrew Gallagher, Head-Constable
Bernard Mullan, Constable
Bernard Bruce, Constable
William Ballard, Constable
John Clerken, Constable
Abraham Goff, Head-Constable
James Howe, Head-Constable
William Mohan, Constable
John Bailie, Constable
Robert Drought, Constable
Mathew Nugent, Head-Constable
Samuel T. Barker, Head-Constable
Robert Lynch, Head-Constable
Richard Britain, Head-Constable (Briton) *
John Leith, Head-Constable
Michael McMahon, Head-Constable
Police Office, Chichester Street
Superintendent Head-Constables - Robert Irwin and James
Town Inspector's Clerk - Robert B. Hatch, Constable
Assistant Clerk - William Finlay,
Sub-Inspector Harrel's Clerk - James
Sub-Inspector Gardiner's Clerk - Wm.
A. Smith, Sub-Constable
Sub-Inspector Townsend's Clerk - James
Sub-Inspector Roughan's Clerk - Wm.
Ex-Officio Inspectors of
Weights and Measures for Borough
Richard Briton (Britain) *
THE GREAT NORTHERN RAILWAY COMPANY (IRELAND)
The amalgamation of the Northern Railway Company
(Ireland) and the Ulster Railway Company took effect on the 1st
day of April, 1876. Since that date the Directors of the united
companies have worked them as one undertaking. Directors - James
W. Murland, Chairman - James Gray, Deputy Chairman - John Brady,
James C. Colvill, Robert Cully, Colonel Francis Ellis, the Earl of
Erne, J. W. Greer, Lucius O. Hutton, William D La Touche,
Right Hon. Hugh Law, A. J. Macrory, L. J. McDonnell, J. F. Meade,
George Pim, W. Robson, C. A. W. Stewart, W. Thompson, E. H.
Thompson, P. Verdon, H. T. Vickers, J. G. Winder.
BELFAST AND NORTHERN COUNTIES RAILWAY
Terminus and Office - York Street
Opened 11th April, 1848, capital, in shares and
loans, £1,613,832, Act of Incorporation passed 21st July, 1845.
The total capital of the company is now - Shares and Stock, £1,574,000,
loans, etc., £478,832, of which £557,900 in ordinary shares, £248,000
in 4 per cent, £444,600 on 4 1/2 per cent. preference shares at
30th June, 1878, and stock and loans, £438,506, have been raised.
The Carrickfergus and Larne Railway, is worked under agreement by
the Northern Counties Company. Directors - Chairman, George J.
Clarke, The Steeple, Antrim, deputy-chairman, Sir Charles Lanyon,
The Abbey, Belfast, John Young, Galgorm Castle, Ballymena, Henry
Hugh McNeile, Parkmount, Belfast, Edmund McNeill, Cullybackey,
William Valentine, Belfast, George Cuther, Carrickhue, Co. Derry,
J. B. Gunning-Moore, Cookstown, Thomas M. Hamilton-Jones,
Moneyglass, Toomebridge, Lieut-Gen. Viscount Templetown,
Templepatrick. Solicitor - James Torrens, 9 Wellington Place.
Offices - General Manager, Edward J. Cotton, secretary, Charles
Stewart, resident engineer, R. Collins, locomotive superintendent,
B. Malcolm, accountant, F. J. Hopkirk.
THE BALLYMENA ABD LARNE RAILWAY
Office - Larne Harbour
Issue of 11,000 Shares of £10 each (portion of
the entire Share Capital of 3136,000), payable £1 per Share on
application, and £1 per Share on allotment. Directors - James
Chaine, M.P., Ballycraigie, Muckamore, Co. Antrim, Wm. Eccles,
Larne, O. B. Graham, J.P., Larchfield, Lisburn (Chairman of the
York Street Spinning Company Limited, Belfast), Robert McCalmont,
76 Eaton Square, London, Nathaniel Morton (Messrs. Morton &
Simpson), Ballymena. Solicitors - Messrs. L'Estrange & Brett,
Belfast. Consulting Engineer - R. F. Fairlie, C.E., Palace
Chambers, Victoria Street, Westminster, S.W. Engineer - William
Lewis, C.E., Dame Street, Dublin. Bankers - Messrs. Glyn, Mills,
Currie, & Co., 67 Lombard Street, London, E.C., the Northern
Banking Company. Secretary - Fred. W. Rew.
BELFAST & COUNTY DOWN RAILWAY
Terminus and Offices - Queen's Quay
Incorporated by Act 10th Vic., cap. 87 (26th June,
1846). The line is from Belfast to Downpatrick, with branches to
Donaghadee and Ballynahinch - in all, 44 1/4 miles. This Company
has an agreement with the Downpatrick, Dundrum, and Newcastle
Railway Company, to work their line from Downpatrick to Newcastle.
Directors - R. W. Kelly, chairman, 13 & 14 Cope Street,
Dublin, Elias H. Thompson, J.P., deputy-chairman, Slieve-na-Filthe,
Whiteabbey, James Andrews, J.P., Comber, J. A. Henderson, J.P.,
Norwood Tower, Belfast, John Patterson, 9 Inverness Terrace, Hyde
Park, London, W. Jos. Richardson, Springfield, Lisburn, John
Miller, J.P., Comber, W. J. Pirrie, Queen's Island Works, Belfast.
Secretary - J. Milliken. Accountant - Jas. Cumming. General
Manager - James Barber. Engineer - Berkeley D. Wise. Town Parcels
Office - 8 Donegall Street - McCrea & McFarland, agents.
BELFAST, HOLYWOOD AND BANGOR RAILWAY
Terminus and Offices - Queen's Quay
Directors - Sir Charles Lanyon, chairman, The
Abbey, Whiteabbey, William Valentine, J.P., Glenavna, Whiteabbey,
James Alexander, J.P., St. Clair, Holywood, W. N. Wallace,
Downpatrick, W. A. Robinson, 67 High Street, Belfast. Secretary
and General Manager - Vacant. Solicitor - M. Buckley, Lombard
BELFAST CENTRAL RAILWAY
Incorporated by Act of 25th July, 1864 - which
authorised the company to make and maintain railways for
connecting the several railways in the town of Belfast and a
central station therein. By act, 1865, the company was authorised
to make and maintain another railway and tramway, and to abandon
part of the railway No. 1, authorised by the act of 1864. By act,
1868, the company was authorised to make other railways and
tramways, and a central station, in substitution for parts of
their then authorised undertaking, and to make certain other
works. By act, 1872, the Company was authorised to construct new
lines and trams, to abandon portions of the lines previously
authorised, also, to re-arrange the capital. By act, 1877, the
company was authorised to construct a railway in the town of
Belfast for connecting their railway with the railway of the
Harbour Commissioners in Donegall Quay. By act, 1879, further
powers were conferred on the company, and further provision made
for regulating their affairs. Directors - Alexander Young,
chairman, 41 Coleman Street E.C., Sir Thomas Dakin, 3 Creechurch
Lane, Leadenhall Street, E.C., Sir Leopold George Heath, K.C.B.,
Anstie Grange, Holmwood, Surrey, Sir. H. M. Jackson, Bart., 61
Portland Place, W., William McAndrew, South Hill, Bromley, Kent,
William Tipping, Brashed Park, Sevenoaks, Edward Tyrrell, Berkin
Manor, Horton, Bucks. Officers - Secretary - James Ray. Manager -
J. Bucknall Cooper. Engineer - Telford MacNeill.
Auditors - H. Bishop and Edward Bellamy. Solicitors - R.
Dawson Bates, Belfast, and Geo. D. Morgan & Co., 83 Coleman
Street, London, E.C.
ASSOCIATION FOR EMPLOYMENT OF INDUSTRIOUS BLIND
Workshops and Saleroom - 6 Howard Street
Branch Depot - 30, Castle Place
Established in 1871, to provide the industrious
and educated blind with the opportunity of practicing trades, and
to provide them with work in the manufacture of baskets, brushes,
matting, mattresses etc. A large and useful stock of goods kept on
hand for sale. The institution not being entirely self supporting,
is maintained by voluntary contributions, and is non secretarian
in its constitution and working. Patron and Patroness - Duke and
Duchess of Marlborough. President - Lord O'Neill. Vice-Presidents
- Viscount Templetown, D.L., the Lord Bishop of Down and Connor,
Lord Clermont, D.L., Sir T. McClure, Bart, M.P., Sir Edward Coey,
D.L., Sir Charles Lanyon, J.P., Rev. Dr. Henry, late President of
the Queen's College. Committee - J. P. Corry, M.P., J.P., William
Ewart, M.P., J.P., Rev. J. B. Crozier, M.A., Rev. Robert Hannay,
D.D., Rev. W. Johnston, D.D., Rev. Thomas Welland, M.A., Rev. John
Kinghan, Rev. H. M. Williamson, Col. Audain, S. Browne, M.D.,
R.N., J.P., Jas. Carlisle, J.P., Thomas Greer, J.P., Robert L.
Hamilton, J.P., Thos. Sinclair, J.P., David Taylor, J.P., Robt.
Thompson, J.P., Thomas Valentine, J.P., E. N. Banks, C.E., H. S.
Ferguson, M.D., E. H. Clarke, Forster Green, John Jaffé, Jas.
Johnston, Robert Joy, William McNeill, William Shaw, D. B,
Walkington. Hon. Surgeon - J. W. Browne, M.D. Hon. Solicitors -
William Baxter, LL.B. Treasurer - Alexander Johns, J.P. Hon. Secs.
- A. D. Lemon, J.P., and L. M. Ewart. General Manager - James H.
BELFAST CORPORATION GASWORKS
Offices - Queen Street and Ormeau Road
The charge for gas is 3s. 6d. per 1000 cubic feet,
subject to the following discounts, on a quarterly consumption :-
Provided the account be paid at their office,
29, Queen Street, on or before the 26th day of January, April,
July, and October, in each year. No charge for meter rent. James
Stelfox, Engineer and Manager, Gasfield House, Ormeau Road.
Alexander Turnbull, Cashier and Collector.
THE BELFAST VEGETARIAN AND FOOD REFORM SOCIETY
This Society meets in the Schoolroom of the E. U.
Church, Wellington Place, on the third Thursday of each month.
Office Bearers - President - Rev. A. M. Morrison, Mountpottinger.
Treasurer - W. J. Pettigrew, 16 Ann Street. Secretary - T.
Brennian, 15 Chambers Street. Assistant Secretary - Robt. Strain,
40 Cooke Street.
THE BELFAST POULTRY AND PIGEON SOCIETY
President - W. A. P. Montgomery. Committee - John
Frame, H. M. Charley, jun., John Pyper, David Shaw, John Robson,
jun., A. G. Shaw, Alex. Crawford. Hon. Treasurer - Frank
Robertson. Hon. Secretary - John Waters, 20 Victoria Street,
FIRE BRIGADE STATION
The Fire Brigade consists of the following :-
George Reilly, superintendent, J. C. Moorhead,
deputy-superintendent. The strength of the Brigade is now 34 men,
6 engines, 2 fire escapes, and 1 tender. There are three manual
engines for 34 men, 7-inch pumps, 2 manual engines, for 50 men,
9-inch pumps, 1 powerful medium sized steam fire engine, with 2
double acting horizontal pumps, capable of throwing 600 gallons of
water per minute. Information of fires to be given to officer in
charge of Police Office, Chichester Street.
PUBLIC HALLS AND ROOMS
Persons requiring any of the following Halls can
obtain all information regarding them on application to the
persons names, viz :-
Museum, College Square North - William Darragh.
Music Hall, May Street - Thomas Fisher, 38 Arthur Street
Philharmonic Room (Victoria Hall) - Lindsay Brothers, Donegall
Sailors' Institute, 18 Dock Street - Wm. Dawson
Ulster Hall and Ulster Minor Hall, Belford Street - F. W. Smith,
Secretary of the Company, Ulster Hall, Belfast
Victoria Hall, Victoria Street - Lindsay Bros., Donegall Place
Oddfellows' Hall, Academy Street - W. J. Meharg, Academy Street
Working Men's Institute, Queen Street - John Thompson, 1 Queen
St. Mary's Hall, Bank Street - John O'Connor
May's Market (May Street and Lower
Chichester Street) - Grain and meal, including wheat, barley, rye,
oats, beans, peas, vetches, tares, wheatmeal, oatmeal, ryemeal,
barleymeal, meshlinmeal, beanmeal, peameal, also flaxseed,
flaxseed bolis, grass seed, oatmeal seeds, and oat chaff, daily.
George's Market (May Street) - Butchers' meat, poultry,
fresh butter, cheese and eggs, Friday.
Grass Market (Victoria Square) - Grass bogwood, and turf,
osier rods, and print butter, daily.
Flax and Fruit Market (Oxford Street) - Fruit, daily, flax,
Cattle Market (Oxford Street) - Veal calves, Monday, fat
cattle, Tuesday, cattle, pigs, sheep, calves and goats, Friday.
Pork Market (Oxford Street) - Pork, daily.
Butter Market (Great Patrick Street) - Butter, in firkins,
crocks, lumps, and prints, poultry, potatoes, carrots, turnips,
and vegetables, eggs and cheese, fleshmeat, grass, and chaff,
Smithfield Market - Hides, pedlars' goods, furniture (old
and new), old iron and old clothes, stores, bogwood, turf, nursery
produce, garden plants, green feeding for live stock, etc.
Potato and Vegetable Market (May Street) - Wholesale and
Castle Market (Castle Lane) - Fruit, potatoes, vegetables,
butchers' meat and fish, by retail, daily.
Brown Linen Hall (Donegall Street0 - Brown linen, 4-4th
cloth and coarse sacking, Friday.
Belfast Monthly Fair - Fair at the Cattle Market on the
first Wednesday of every month, for the sale of black cattle,
sheep, pigs, and goats, That for the sale of horses is held in the
Pork Market, Oxford Street.
Hay and Straw Market (Turnley Street) - For sale of hay,
straw and grass, daily.
Fish Market (Townhall Street) - Wholesale, daily.
Antrim Road, Cavehill, Whitewell, and Glengormley
(Burney & Co.) - Starting from Bank Buildings. Fares - To or
from Cavehill, 3d., Whitewell and Glengormley, 4d., Hyde Park, 6d.
Belfast to Glengormley (Moore & Co.) - Starting from Bank
Buildings. Fares - From Glengormley and Whitewell to Belfast, 4d.
Mountpottinger, Sydenham, Wandsworth Villas, and Belmont Branch
(Watters) - Starting from Bank Buildings. Fares - Belmont, 4d.,
Sydenham & Connswater, 3d., Mountpottinger, 2d. Newtownbreda
(Armstrong) - Starting from Bank Buildings. Fares - Ormeau Road
Park, 2d., Newtownbreda, 3d. Sydenham, Belmont, Greenwood, and
Knock ("Express Omnibus Co.") - Starting from Bank
Buildings. Lisburn Road and Windsor (Armstrong) - Starting from
Bank Buildings. Fare 2d. Miltown Cemetery (Watters) - Starting
from Bank Buildings. Fares - To Springfield Road, 2d., Mr.
Riddell's gate, 3d, Cemetery, 4d.
LICENSED VEHICLES IN BELFAST
G. Reilly, Chief Car Inspector
T. Caruthers and D. Duff, Assistant Car Inspectors.
By Distance - (One-horse Carriage, with two wheels) - One or Two
Passengers, per mile, 6d, every additional half-mile, 3d. Every
additional passenger, 2d. per mile. By Time - (Within the Borough)
- One or Two Passengers, per hour, 1s., every additional half
hour, 6d. Every additional passenger 4d. per hour. If detained
more than fifteen minutes, 3d. for every hour or fractional part
thereof for a two-wheeled machine, and 4d. for a four wheeled
machine. By The Day - (Inside or Outside the Borough) - One or Two
passengers per day, 10s., three or four passengers per day, 12s.
6d., five or six passengers per day, 15s. By Distance - (One-horse
Carriage, with four wheels) - One or two passengers, per mile,
8d., every additional half-mile, 4d. Every additional passenger,
2d. per mile. By Time - (One-horse Carriage with four wheels -
Within the Borough) - One or two passengers per hour, 1s. 4d.,
every additional half hour, 8d. Every additional passenger, 4d.
per hour. By the Day - (Within the Borough - One-horse Carriage
with four wheels) - One or two passengers, by the day, 12s. 6d.,
three or more passengers, by the day, 15s. By Time, Outside the
Borough - (One-horse Carriage, with two wheels) - Four passengers,
or any less number, per hour, 2s., every additional half-hour, 1s.
Every additional passenger, 4d. per hour. (One-horse Carriage,
with four wheels) - Four passengers, or any less number, per hour,
2s. 6., every additional half-hour, 1s. 3d. Every additional
passenger, 6d. per hour. Luggage - 112 lbs. free of charge, every
additional 28lbs. or fractional part of 28lbs., 1d. Extra
Fare - From 12 o'clock at night till 7 o'clock morning, the extra
fare is one-half fare in addition to the ordinary fare. Provided
that for every fare, or so much thereof as may be performed
between twelve o'clock at night and seven o'clock in the morning,
the addition of one-half the ordinary fare shall be allowed and
paid on account of such extraordinary time, provided that the
owner or driver shall give notice, on being hired, that he intends
to charge such extra fare, or if twelve o'clock arrives while he
is driving, he shall then give notice that the time is arrived
from which he is entitled to such extra fare. That in all such
cases it shall be at the option of the person hiring to pay by
time, provided he shall make such option at the time of hiring, if
the hirer do not make his election the driver shall charge by
distance, with allowances for detention. Two wheeled carriages,
3d. for every half-hour, or fractional part thereof, four wheeled
carriages, 4d. for every half-hour or fractional part thereof.
Provided that within the lamps no fare shall exceed the prescribed
fare for two miles, although the distance driven may exceed two
miles. Licensed conveyances in Belfast - Cabs, 100, Outside Cars,
650, Total 750. There are no Covered Cars.
BELFAST STREET TRAMWAY CARS
Fares - Inside and Outside, 2d. (Special Cars
excepted). Botanic Gardens and Richmond - From Botanic Gardens
every 15 minutes, from 8.30 am. to 8.30 pm., every 30 minutes from
8.30 pm. till 10 pm. Late Car from Gardens to Richmond every
Friday night, leaving Gardens at 10.20 pm. and Richmond at 11 pm.
Fares by this Car - Inside, 3d., outside, 2d. Botanic Gardens and
Northern Counties Railway - From Gardens - 8.37 am. and every 15
minutes untill 7.7 pm, last Car leaves Gardens for N. C. Railway
at 8.5 pm. From N. C. Railway to Gardens - 8.30 am. and every 15
minutes until 7.30 pm., last Car from Railway to Gardens, 8.25 p,.
York Street and N. C. Railway - Every 10 minutes, each way, from 9
am. till 7.30 pm.. Fare, 1d. Car leaves Donegall Street 10 minutes
before the departure of each train. Ormeau Park, High Street, and
Water Works - Every 15 minutes, each way, from 8.30 am. until 7.30
pm., Fare 2d. Cars for Richmond, red curtains and red lights. Cars
for N. C. Railway, blue curtains and blue light. Cars will stop at
the crossings to pick up and set down passengers. Manager - W. T.
110, 112 and 114 Donegall Street
These Baths are upon the principle of the old
Turkish or Roman baths, and were erected and opened in Belfast
during the year 1860. They are situated in Donegall Street, and
extend back to Little Donegall Street - the entrance to the
first-class baths being in the former street, and to the
second-class in the latter. The project of constructing these
baths in this town was first mooted by philanthropic individuals,
chiefly influential members of the Society of Friends. Dr. Barter,
Blarney, County Cork, proprietor. Thomas Coakley, manager. Open
Daily (Sundays excepted) from 6 am. till 8 pm.
REGISTRATION OF BIRTHS, DEATHS AND MARRIAGES
District Registrars and Offices
No. 1 District - Dr. Clements, registrar, office,
64, Nelson Street. Days of attendance - Every day except Thursday,
from 9 to 10, Thursday, from 12 to 1, Saturday evenings, from 6 to
No. 2 District - Dr. Wadsworth, registrar, office, 36, North Queen
Street. Days of attendance - Every day from 12 to 1, Saturday
evenings, from 7 to 8.
No. 3 District - Dr. Spedding, registrar, office, 180, Old Lodge
Road, and 4, Donegall Street, daily. Days of attendance - Mondays
and Thursdays from 12 to 1, and Saturday evenings, from 7 to 8.
No. 4 District - Dr. Coates, registrar, office, 112, Durham
Street. Days of attendance - Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday,
from 12 to 1, Tuesdays, from 9 to 10, and Saturday evenings, from
6 to 7.
No. 5 District - Dr. Torrens, registrar, office, 53, Townsend
Street. Days of attendance - Wednesdays and Fridays, from 12 to 1,
Saturday evenings, from 8 to 9.
No. 6 District - Dr. J. Martin, registrar, office, 13, Joy Street.
Days of attendance - Mondays and Thursdays, from 12 to 1, Saturday
evenings, from 6 to 7.
Births - Notices of all births must be given to the Registrar of
the District within 21 days next after the birth. All persons
required by this Act failing to give notice of any birth within 21
days will be liable to a penalty of 20/-. The name given in
baptism may be registered within six calendar months after
registration of the birth. A fee of 1/- is payable to the
clergyman or other person from whom the certificate is produced,
and a fee of 1/- to the registrar or superintendent registrar for
registering the name of the child. After the expiration of six
months following the birth of any child, no registrar is
authorised to register the birth of a child.
Deaths - On and after the first day of Jan., 1864, information as
to every death which shall take place in Ireland is required to be
given to the registrar of the district in which the death has
occurred. Notice of the death must be delivered to the registrar
within 7 days next after its occurrence, under a penalty of 20/-
in case of failure to give such notice. Every duly qualified
medical practitioner is required to forward to the registrar,
within 7 days after the death of the person whom he shall have
attended in his last illness, a certificate setting forth the
cause of death.
Registration of Marriages Celebrated in Ireland by Roman Catholic
Clergymen - Any person whose marriage is to be celebrated by a
Roman Catholic clergyman is required to procure from the registrar
of the district, and to produce to the clergyman by whom the
marriage may be solemnized, a certificate, which he shall fill up
as directed therein. Every person whose marriage has been
celebrated by a Roman Catholic clergyman, must, within 3 days
after his or her marriage, deliver, or send by post the
certificate containing the necessary particulars to the registrar
of the district wherein the marriage was solemnized. In case of
failure to deliver or send such certificate to the registrar, the
husband shall be liable to a penalty not exceeding £10.
Compulsory Vaccination - Each registrar of births and deaths is
required to register every case of successful vaccination
occurring within his district. If, after notice from the
registrar, the father, mother, or person having the care of a
child shall not cause it to be vaccinated, the party offending
shall forfeit a sum not exceeding 10/-.
No burial or friendly society can pay an money on the death of any
of its members except upon the production of a properly certified
copy of the entry in the Register of Deaths. No friendly or burial
society can pay a larger sum upon the death of a child under five
years than £6, or under ten than £10.
HAMPTON HOUSE PROTESTANT FEMALE INDUSTRIAL
This school, certified under the Industrial
Schools Act for sixty children, receives homeless and destitute or
unprotected children on being duly committed under warrant of
detention by a magistrate, but is not open for any convicted of
crime. Managers - Miss E. M. Woodroffe, Miss E. L. Cheales, Rev.
H. W. Stewart, Rev. H. M. Williamson, H. H. McNeile, Esq., J.P.,
B. T. Hewitt, Esq., John Coates, Esq. Committee - Rev. Dr. Hannay,
Rev. Dr. Johnston, Rev. J. Mackenzie, W. T, B. Lyons, Esq., J.P.,
D.L., H. S. Ferguson, Esq., M.D., R. L. Hamilton, Esq., J.P., W.
Q. Ewart, Esq. Thomas Montgomery, Esq., Northern Bank, Hon.
Treasurer. Rev. Walter Riddall and John Coates, Esq., Hon.
Secretaries. Lady Superintendent - Miss Kate Thorpe.
ROYAL NATIONAL LIFEBOAT INSTITUTION
Branch - Belfast and Groomsport
Patroness - Her Most Gracious Majesty the Queen.
Presidents - The Marquis of Donegall, the Earl of Dufferin, K.P.,
and Major Maxwell. Hon. Secretary at Groomsport - Rev. A. H.
McCausland. General Hon. Secretary and Treasurer - Arthur Hill
Coates, Bangor, Co. Down. Bankers - The Northern Banking Company.
ANCIENT ORDER OF FORESTERS' FRIENDLY SOCIETY
Founded in Belfast in 1863, and duly registered
under the Friendly Societies Act in Ireland. Its objects are to
dispense relief to members in sickness, burial of its members, and
members' wives, and to assist members when in search of
employment. In connection with the Society there are three courts,
and meetings are held under the auspices of each every alternate
week for the transaction of business, and a district court is also
held every quarter. There are three courts in Belfast connected
with the Dublin district, having the same objects as above.
CHIEF POST OFFICE
Postmaster - Henry Jemmett Shepperd, Esq. Chief Clerk - Benjamin
The Chief Office is open daily from 7 am. until 9
pm., except on Sundays, Christmas Day, and Good Friday, when the
Office is open from 8 till 10 am. only. The Telegraph Department
is open always. Postage Stamps of all descriptions, and Stamped
Envelopes, are sold at the Chief Office, and at all the suburban
Post Offices and Receiving Offices throughout the town, and also
by the rural messengers. Postage Stamps are purchased from the
public at the Chief Office (Money Order Department), at a
reduction of 2 1/2d. per cent. Postage Stamps are of the
respective values of 1/2d., 1d, 1 1/2d, 2d, 2 1/2d, 3d, 4d, 6d,
8d, 1s, 2s, and 5s. The embossed postage envelopes are of four
sizes, viz., 4 3/4 ins. x 3 11-16 ins. (square shape, white), 4
3/4 ins. 2 3/4 ins. (white), 5 1/4 ins. x 3 ins. (white), and 5
1/4 ins. x 3 3/8 ins. (blue), and are sold at the following prices
Size, 4 3/4 ins. by 3 11-16 ins.
(Square shape, white.)
1 1/4 d.
2 1/2 d.
3 1/2 d.
4 3/4 d.
0s. 9 1/2d.
3 1/4 d.
0s. 6 1/2d.
0s. 8 3/4d.
|Registered Letter Envelopes,
bearing a two-penny stamp embossed on the flap for the
payment of the registration fee, are of five sizes, and
are sold at the following prices :-
|5 1/4 ins. x 3 1/4 ins.
6 ins x 3 3/4 ins.
8 ins. x 5 ins.
10 ins. x 7 1/5 ins.
11 1/2 ins. x 6 ins.
|2 1/4d each or
2s 2 1/2d per packet of 12
2 3/4d each or
2s. 7d. per packet of 12
3d. each, or
2s. 10d. per packet of 12
are sold at the following prices :-
Bearing Halfpenny Stamp
£1 2s. 6d. per parcel of 480
Bearing Penny Stamp
£1 1s. 3d. per parcel of 240
Inland Post Cards are sold at the following prices :-
13s. 4d. per parcel of 240
Post Cards are sold at the rate of 1d. and 1 1/2d. each
Registered Letters - Letters, Book Packets, etc.,
can be registered for a fee of twopence, at any time between 7 am.
and 9 pm., up till half-an-hour before the closing of the ordinary
letter-box for the Mail by which such letters are intended to be
forwarded, and afterwards until the box is closed if an additional
(late) fee of fourpence be paid. Letters can be registered on
Sundays, Christmas Day, and Good Friday, between the hours of
Eight and Ten am. only. Letters, etc., dropped into the
letter-box, marked "registered" are chargeable with a
registration fee of eightpence, besides the ordinary postage to
which they are liable. The same rule applies to letters containing
coin, watches, or jewellery, though not marked for registration by
the writers. Letters can also be registered at all the Suburban
Offices and Town Receiving Offices, and by Rural Letter Carriers.
No letter containing coin, jewellery, or watches, can be sent,
even if registered to a foreign country.
The Money Order Office is open daily (Sundays excepted) from 9 am.
until 5 pm., and on Saturdays till 4pm. No Money Order business is
transacted on Sundays, Christmas Day, or Good Friday.
The Post Office Savings Bank is open for the transaction of
business on the same days and at the same hours during which the
Money Order Office is open. The Regulations are posted in the
Hall, and a copy can be obtained at the Office, gratis, on
Money Order and Savings Bank business is transacted at the Branch
and Receiving Offices in town, from 9 am. till 6 pm.
Government Insurance and Annuities - Insurance and Annuity
business is transacted in the Money Order Office daily during the
hours for Money Order business. A pamphlet, entitled "Plain
rules for guidance of persons desiring to insure their lives or to
purchase Government Annuities", may also be obtained gratis
Delivery by Letter Carriers - there are three deliveries by Letter
Carriers daily - the first commencing at 7 am., second at 12.20
pm., and third at 8 pm. There is no delivery by Letter Carriers on
Sunday or Good Friday, but Letters are delivered to persons
applying for them at the Office, between the hours of 8 and 10 am.
Town Letters posted at or reaching the Chief Office before 6.30
am., are included in the first delivery from private boxes, and,
by Letter Carriers, before 11.25 am. in the second delivery, and
before 7.15 pm. in the third delivery.
Private Boxes and Bags - There are five deliveries from private
boxes daily - viz., at 7 am., 12.20 pm., 1.30 pm., 3.30 and 7.35
pm. On Sundays, Christmas Day and Good Friday Letters are
delivered between the hours of 8 and 10 am. only. The charge for a
private box is Two Guineas per annum, payable in advance, and for
an additional Guinea per annum a locked private bag may be kept by
a box holder.
Town Receiving Offices and Pillar Boxes
Bedford Street, P.B.
Botanic Gardens, P.B.
Carlisle Circus, R.O.
Cave Hill, W.B.
Commercial Buildings, P.B.
Co. Down Railway, letter-box
Court House, P.B.
Cromac Street, P.B.
Docks, Great George Street, P.B.
Donegall Pass, P.B.
Donegall Place, P.B.
Donegall Square, R.O.
Edenderry, Crumlin Road, R.O.
Elmwood Avenue, P.B.
Everton Terrace, P.B.
Falls Road, R.O.
|Fitzroy Avenue, P.B.
Great Northern Railway, P.B.
Grosvenor Street, P.B.
Holywood Road, W.B.
Lagan Village, W.B.
Lisburn Road, P.B.
Malone Road, R.O.
Municipal Buildings, P.B.
Northern Counties Rail, P.B.
North Queen Street, P.B.
Peter's Hill, P.B.
Shankhill Road, R.O.
Templemore Park, W.B.
Townsend Street, P.B.
Waring Street, R.O.
York Street, P.B.
York Street, R.O.
The First Collection reaches the Chief Office in
time for Delivery from Private Boxes, and by Carriers, at 7 am.,
and for Despatch by Banbridge, Bangor, Derry, Larne, Portaferry,
Armagh, Portadown, Dundalk, Dublin, and Newry Morning Mails and
Rural Messengers. The Second for Delivery from Private Boxes and
by Letter Carriers, at 12.20 pm., also by Rural Messengers. The
Third for Despatch by Dublin, and English and Derry Day Mails, and
Delivery from Private Boxes at 3.30 pm. The Fourth for Despatch
"via Fleetwood." The Fifth for Delivery at 8.0 pm., and
Despatch by Scotch Mails. The Sixth for Despatch by English,
Dublin, Derry, Enniskillen, etc., Night Mails.
POST OFFICE TELEGRAPHS
Post-Office, Queen's Square. Attendance - Open day
and night (Sundays included). Superintendent - Thos. Eason.
Assistant Superintendent - James McMullan, Patrick McGuigan, and
Branch Offices (Open on Week-days only) No. 5, Donegall Square
North. Attendance form 9.0 am. to 6.0 pm. (Dublin Time) Clerk in
Charge - Miss Emma Littleboy. No. 6, Waring Street. Attendance
from 9.0 am. to 6.0 pm. (Dublin Time) Clerk in Charge - Miss Mary
Anderson. Ulster Railway Terminus. Attendance form 9.0 am. till
7.0. (Dublin Time). Northern Counties Railway Terminus. Attendance
from 9.0 am. till 7.0 pm. (Dublin Time)
The Despatch And Receipt Of Mails At Belfast
Box Closes at
With 1d Additional
With 2d Additional
Dublin & Belfast Town Delivery
Rural Posts and Belfast Town Delivery
Holywood & Strandtown
Dublin & English Day (Lim.) a
England (parts) via Stranraer, b
Scotland (parts) via Stranraer, b
England, via Fleetwood, d
Scotland (by Greenock Packet
Local Letters for Town Delivery)
Dublin, South & West of Ireland, England, Foreign
Countries, Colonies, Lisburn, Banbridge, Lurgan,
Portadown, Newry, Dundalk, Drogheda, Dungannon, Omagh,
Strabane, Derry, Armagh, Monaghan, Clones, Enniskillen.
Scotland by Greenock Packet (2nd Service)
|Dublin and English, Night
Scotch, by Greenock Packet, & Pillar Boxes
Rural Posts, Pillar Boxes & Receiving Offices
Dublin & English, Day (Lim.)*
Holywood and Bangor
England & Scotland, part of
Rural Posts, Pillar Boxes, & Receiving Offices
Down & Dungannon etc.
* When the English Mail fails to arrive in time for the
Limited Day, a special Delivery is made, generally at
+ When Fleetwood or Barrow Packets fail to arrive in
time for the first delivery, the correspondence is
delivered on arrival to callers, and by first subsequent
a - Letters can be posted at the Ulster Railway Pillar
Letter Box till 3.0 pm, for late fee of 1p.
b - Correspondence only for special towns in England and
Scotland are forwarded by this route.
c - Between the 1st October and the 31st of March the
box is closed at 7.15 pm.
d - Letters intended to be sent by this route must be
specially so addressed.
LIST OF COUNTRIES WHICH, IN ADDITION TO GREAT
BRITAIN, ARE COMPRISED IN THE GENERAL POSTAL UNION
Canada (Dominion of)
Persia, via Black Sea or Caspian Sea
|Portugal (including Azores and Madeira)
Danish Colonies, viz. - Greenland, St. Croix, St. John,
and St. Thomas.
French Colonies, viz - Martinique, Guadaloupe and
dependencies, French Guiana (Cayenne), Senegal and
dependencies, Gaboon, Reunion, Mayotte and dependencies,
St. Mary (Madagascar), New Caledonia and dependencies,
the French portion of the Low Archipelago, and the
French Establishments in India (Pondicherry,
Chandernagor, Karikal, Mahe, and Yanaon) and in Cochin
Honduras (Republic of)
|Mauritius and dependencies
Netherland Colonies, viz. - Dutch Guiana (Surinam),
Curacoa and dependencies, viz. - Bonaire, Aruba, the
Netherland portion of St. Martin, St. Eustache, Saba,
Java, Madura, Sumatra, Celebes, Borneo (except North
west part), Billiton, archipelago of Banca, Archipelago
of Riouw, Sunda Islands (Bali, Lombok, Sumbawa, Floris,
and the south west part of Timor), the Archipelago of
the Moluccas, and the North west part of New Guinea
Persia, via the Persian Gulf
Portuguese Colonies, viz. - Goa and its dependencies, (Damao
and Diu), Macao, Timor, Cape de Verd and dependencies
(Bissau and Cacheu), Islands of St. Thomas and Prince
(in Africa), with the Establishment of Ajuda,
Mozambique, and Angola.
Spanish Colonies, viz. - Cuba, Porto Rico, Fernando Po,
Annobon and dependencies, Philppine Islands, and Marian
Reigning Sovereigns of Europe
Date of Birth
Francis Joseph I
M. F. P. J. Grevy (President)
Abdul Hamid II
May 24, 1819
Aug. 18, 1830
Aug. 25, 1845
April 9, 1835
April 8, 1818
Dec. 24, 1845
Mar. 14, 1844
Feb. 19, 1817
Oct. 31, 1838
Mar. 22, 1797
April 29, 1818
Dec. 12, 1801
Nov. 28, 1857
Sept. 22, 1842
Mar. 6, 1823
HER MAJESTY'S MINISTERS
|First Lord of Treasury
Lord Pres. of Council
Lord Privy Seal
Chan. of Exchequer
First Lord of Admiralty
Secretary of War
Duke of Richmond and Gordon
Duke of Northumberland
Sir Stafford H. Northcote
William H. Smith
Marquis of Salisbury
Frederick A. Stanley
|Secretary for India
Secretary for Colonies
Sec. Home Department
Pres. Board of Trade
Pres. Local Gov. Board
Secretary for Ireland
Sir Michael H. Beach, Bart.
Richard Assheton Cross
Lord John J. R. Manners
Not in the Cabinet
|Lord Lieut. Ireland
Lord Ch. of Ireland
Chan. Duchy L'caster
Secy. of Admiralty
Att. Gen. for Ireland
Sol. Gen. for Ireland
Judge Advocate General
Vice Pres. Education
Jun. Lord of Treasury
Under Sec. for War
|Duke of Marlborough
J. T. Ball, LL.D.
Col. Thomas E. Taylor
A. F. Egerton
Sir J. Holker, Q.C.
Sir H. S. Giffard
Edward Gibson, Q.C.
Hugh Holmes, Q.C.
William Watson, Q.C.
G. A. Cavendish Bentinck
Duke of Richmond
Sir J. D. Elphinstone, Bart.
|Under Sec. Home Dept.
Do. Foreign Affairs
Do. for India
Do. for Colonies
Sec. Board of Trade
3rd Lord of Treasury
Secretary of Treasury
Chief Com. of Works
Master of the Horse
Master of Buckhounds
Mistress of the Robes
|Sir M. W. Ridley
Hon. Robert Bourke
Hon. Edward Stanhope
Earl of Cadogan
J. G Talbot
Sir W. Hart Dyke, Bart.
Earl of Mount Edgecumbe
Gerald J. Noel
Earl of Bradford
Earl of Hardwicke
Duchess of Wellington