collection with an assortment of
Northern Whig 1899
the Ferguson item has been
moved to the Poskitt Collection
Holywood (on back, M. Geddes, Holywood?)
P. A. Tumilson for Ulster Amateur Swimming
Championships 1955/57/58 Alliance, Freestyle & Backstroke
and Irish Amateur Swimming Association 1957 Medley& 100 Metres Back Stroke
Girls, Belfast and she was under 14 in 1955
The Guildhall, Londonderry
5th August 1916 Postmark Londonderry to Miss Dennis,
Sunnydews(?), 8 Valley Road, Streatham, London, S.E., England - Dear D.,
Thanks very much for letter, have not time to write now, so thought you
would like a card, this place is about 9½ miles from us, was surprised to
see your new address, will write you later. I thought you had eloped, or
were pushing up Daisies, I've been on the sick list, hope you won't be on
yours as much when I come to Croydon. Love from Whiskers
The Burns Birthday Book from the writings of Robert Burns
H. E. Magowan
5 & 6
1) January 5th, Daphne Sinclair, Born 1932;
January 6th, G. McCormick, 1923
How long I have liv'd - but how much liv'd in vain! How little of life's
scanty span may remain!
What aspects old Time, in his progress, how worn! What ties cruel fate in my
boson has torn!
How foolish or worse, till our summit is gain'd! And downward, how weaken'd,
how darken'd, how pain'd!
This life's not worth having with all it can give - For something beyond it
poor man sure must live. "The Lazy Mist"
January 11th, Patricia Heather
She is not the fairest, altho' she is fair; O' nice education, but sma'
is her share'
Her parentage humble as humble can be; But I lo'e the dear lassie because
she lo'es me. "Yon Wild Mossy Mountains"
13th, Miss M. Nicholson, Learmount Castle, Londonderry; January 14th, N. or
O woman, lovely woman fair! An angel form's fa'n to thy share,
'T wad been o'er meikle to gi'en thee mair - I mean an angel mind. "She's
Fair and Fause"
January 17th, Jeanette L.
O Guid ale comes, and guid ale goes, Guid ale gars me sell my hose,
Sell my hose, and pawn my shoon, Guid ale keeps my heart aboon. "O Guid Ale
5 & 6)
January 19th, Helen M. Wallace, 1933
Luve for luve is the bargain for me, Tho' the wee cot-house should haud
And the warld before me to win my bread, And fair fa' my Collier Laddie. "My
7 & 8)
January 23rd, Sheila Gillespie; Mrs. Pat Wood, Married 20/1/51
As fair art thou, my bonnie lass, So deep in luve am I;
And I will luve thee still, my dear, Till a' the seas gang dry. "A Red, Red
28th, Granny Magowan, 1876, died 7.30 p.m. 3/6/61 (Sat); January 30th,
Moira Leeson, 1929
To see her is to love her, And love but her for ever;
For Nature made her what she is, And never made anither! "Bonnie Lesley"
February 1st, Mavis Rentoul; February 2nd, Gilliam Carton or Canton,
1947, Born 1931; Jean Davidson, 1947, Born 1931
O Why should fate sic pleasure have, Life's dearest bands untwining!
Or why sae sweet a flower as love Depend on fortune's shining! Song
2 & 3
3rd, John McCullough & Feb. 3rd.1906; R. Greenlees; February 4th, Elizabeth
Love sits in her smile, a wizard ensnaring; Enthron'd in her een he
delivers his law;
And still to her charms she alone is a stranger - Her modest demeanour's the
jewel of a' "Young Jessie"
2 & 3)
February 7th, E. McBrien
On the seas and far away, On stormy seas and far away;
Nightly dreams, and thoughts by day, Are aye with him that's far away. "On
the Seas and Far Away"
11th, Willie Heather 1908
'Twas na her bonnie blue e'e was my ruin; Fair tho' she be, that was
ne'er my undoing;
'Twas the dear smile when naebody did mind us, 'Twas the bewitching, sweet,
stown glance o' kindness.
13th, P. Sherwood 1930
The lav'rock lo'es the grass, The muirhen lo'es the heather;
But gie me a braw moonlight, And me and my love together. "Brose and Butter"
17th, Meta Hamilton, 5 Mill View Terrace, Belfast Road, Newry 1921 Age 21
Your beauty's a flower, in the morning that blows, And withers the
faster, the faster it grows;
But the rapturous charm o' the bonnie green knowes, Ilk spring they're new
deckit wi' bonnie white yowes. "Hey for a Lass wi' a Tocher"
7 & 8)
February 20th, Anthea Boyd
Then come, thou fairest of the fair, Those wonted smiles, O let me share;
And by thy beauteous self I swear No love but thine my heart shall know.
"Fairest Maid on Devon Banks"
February 25th, Karen Baird, 1957
Hale be your heart, hale be your fiddle; Lang may your elbuck jink and
To cheer you thro' the weary widdle O' war'ly cares, Till bairns' bairns
kindly cuddle Your auld, grey hairs. "Second Epistle to Davie"
1 & 2) March 1st, Patricia Magennis, 1945;
March 2nd, Patricia Hamilton (P. Ham.) Hi!!!!Magowen
Oppress'd with grief, oppress'd with care, A burden more than I can bear,
I set me down and sigh;
O life! thou art a galling load, Along a rough, a weary road, To wretches
such as I! "Despondency"
3 & 4)
March 7th, Mrs. Lauder; March 9th, Magdalene Douglas (Dalene) Drysdale 1921
It's no the frosty winter wind, It's no the driving drift and snaw;
But aye the tear comes in my e'e, To think on him that's far awa' "The
Bonnie Lad that's Far Awa'"
13th , 1955 Rutherford 2nd daughter; March 14th, Eleanor Rea; March 15th,
1955 Michelle Young (nee Jany Montgomery)
It's no in titles nor in rank: It's no in wealth like Lon'on bank To
purchase peace and rest:
It's no in makin' muckle mair; It's no in books; it's no in lear; To make us
truly blest. "Epistle to Davie"
18th, Margaret E. Leeson, born 1930
For the future be prepar'd, Guard whatever thou can'st guard; But thy
utmost duly done,
Welcome what thou can'st not shun. Follies past give thou to air, Make their
consequence thy care. "Lines written on Friars-Carse Hermitage"
20th, Hazel Drysdale
Lee me wander, let me rove, Still my heart is with my love;
Nightly dreams, and thoughts by day, Are with him that's far away. "On the
Seas and Far Away"
22nd, Patricia Hyde, Born 1933; March 24th, Gordon Storey 1956
Is there a man, whose judgment clear, Can others teach the course to
Yet runs, himself, life's mad career Wild as the wave? "A Bard's Epitaph"
25th, Donald Walter Storey, 7.30 p.m. Wed '53; March 26th, Sheila O'Hare,
I am naebody's lord - I'll be slave to naebody, I hae a guid braid sword,
I'll tak' dunts frae naebody;
I'll be merry and free, I'll be sad for naebody; If naebody care for me,
I'll care for naebody. "I Hae a Wife o' M Ain"
1) March 30th, Avril Drake
So gratefu', back your news I send you, And pray, a' guid things may
attend you! "Lines"
April 3rd, Betty McColl, 1929; Rosemary Byers Small Fri 1953
She, the fair sun of all her sex, Has blest my glorious day;
And shall a glimmering planet fix My worship to its ray? "To Clarinda"
April 8th, Jonathan Smith Elliott, born 1974 (Aughnacloy)
All-Hail then, the gale then, Wafts me from thee, dear shore!
It rustles and whistles - I'll never see thee more! "The Farewell"
April 10th, Pam Mackle, 1927; Derek Gamble, 1931
(Then) know this truth, ye sons of men! (Thus ends thy moral tale),
Your darkest terrors may be vain, Your brightest hopes may fail. "Ode to the
Departed Regency Bill"
April 12th, Adele Fiona Webb
Will ye go to the Hielands, Leezie Lindsay, Will ye go to the Hielands wi'
Will ye go to the Hielands, Leezie Lindsay, My pride and my darling to be? "Leezie
April 15th, Mrs. Cissie Jones (nee McBride) 1891; April 17th, D. Baird, 1919
To sum up all, be merry, I advise; And as we're merry, may we still be
wise! "An Address Spoken by Miss Fontene??"
April 21st, Ruth Sherwood 1938; April 23rd, Shirley Jane Temple 9 p.m. 1928
Santa Monica Hospital
The charms o' the min', the langer they shine, The mair admiration they
While peaches and cherries, and roses and lilies, They fade and they wither
awa', man. "The Ronalds of the Bennals"
April 24th, Kathleen Telford; April 26th, Daphne Williams 1930
All you who follow wealth and power With unremitting ardour, O,
The more in this you look for bliss, You leave your view the farther, O. "My
Father was a Farmer"
April 28th, Owen O'Callaghan 1928; Andrew Storrie 1923; April 29th, Barbara
Hale be your heart! hale be your fiddle! Lang may your elbuck jink and
To cheer you through the weary widdle O' this wild warl', Until you on a
cummock driddle A grey-hair'd carl.
"Epistle to Major Logan"
1) April 30th, Olive Elliott 1930; Joan
Finch 1928; May 1st, Mary Harris; May 2nd, Mary McWilliam 1931
To plough and sow, to reap and mow, My father bred me early, O;
For one, he said, to labour bred, Was a match for fortune fairly, O. "My
Father was a Farmer"
3rd, John Magowan Sen., Rockhamilton, Newry 1870; May 4th, Nevin Gray(?)
born 3.0 p.m. 1959; May 5th, Peggy McCullough Born 1927
She's fresh as the morning, the fairest in May; She's sweet as the
ev'ning amang the new hay;
As blythe and as artless as lambs on the lea, And dearest to my heart as the
light to me e'e. "Auld Rob Morris"
6th, Girvan Weir 1931; Billy Sherwood 1932; Dinal Holland 1930; May
7th, W. Magowan 1900 died 4/11/71; Dorethea McConnell 1935
While Europe's eye is fix'd on mighty things, The fate of empires and the
fall of kings;
While quacks of State must each produce his plan, And even children lisp the
Rights of Man;
Amid this mighty fuss, just let me mention, The Rights of Women merit some
attention. "The Rights of Women"
12th, 1947 Maureen McConnell Born 1933; May 13th, Catherine Foster
We part - but, by these precious drops That fill thy lovely eyes!
No other light shall guide my steps Till thy bright beams arise. "To
21st, Jean Harris; May 22nd, Barbara Caroline Magowan (Wed. 11.0 a.m.
1957); May 23rd, Ann Brooks 1942
Some, lucky, find a flow'ry spot, For which they never toil'd nor swat;
They drink the sweet and eat the fat, But care or pain; And, haply, eye the
barren hut With high disdain. "Epistle to James Smith"
26th, Eily Miller; John Magowan 1943 died 14th Oct. 2005
If thou hast known false love's vexation, Or hast been exiled from thy
Or guilt affrights thy contemplation, And makes thee pine,
Oh! how must thou lament thy station, And envy mine! "The Hermit"
27th, P. J. McKay born 1916; Ann M. Twigg 1931; Ella M. Fulton 1931;
May 29th, Sheelagh (McGowan) Johnston
May 29, The past was bad, and the future hid; Its good or ill untried, O;
But the present hour was in my pow'r, And so I would enjoy it, O. "My Father
was a Farmer"
30th, Alex. Sutherland 1916 died Dec. 23rd 1981
The lover may sparkle and glow, Approaching his bonnie bit gay thing;
But marriage will soon let him know He's gotten - a buskitt up naething.
"Extempore Epistle on Naething to Gavin Hamilton, Esq."
2nd, Maureen F. Twigg 1931; June 3rd, Vera M. Dodds 1929; Jess
Hamilton 1931; June 4th, Anne Atkinson (Ack! Ack!!!); Margaret Stewart
When I sleep I dream, When I wauk I'm eerie;
Sleep I can get nane For thinking on my dearie. "Summer's a Pleasant Time"
1) June 5th, Jean Hale 1930; June
6th, Violet Magowan
Now blooms the lily by the bank, The primrose down the brae;
The hawthorn's budding in the glen, And milk-white is the slae. "Lament of
Mary, Queen of Scots"
2 & 3) June
9th, Jacqueline Montgomery 1931 Married 6/5/53; June 10th, Eve Palm
Korijat(?) Duke of Edinburgh 1921
Oh could the fates but name the price Would bless me with your charms and
With frantic joy I'd pay it thrice, If human heart and power could do! "Sylvander
11th, Anita Hale 1937; Lottie Heather; June 13th, Margot Wilson
O Wha is she that lo'es me, And has my heart a-keeping?
O sweet is she that lo'es me, As dews o' summer weeping,
In tears the rose-buds steeping! "O Wha is She that Lo'es Me"
June 13th, Valerie Weir 1928
For a' that, an' a' that, Here's Heron yet for a' that!
The independent commoner Shall be the man for a' that. "The Heron Ballads"
18th, Dick McIlroy 1928
"To those who love us!" - second fill; But not to those whom we love;
Lest we love those who love not us! - A third - "to thee and men, love!" "To
Heather Magowan 1930-1996 June 23rd, Colin James McGowan 1967;
Lindberg 1930; Marconi 1930
(And) fill them high with generous juice, As generous as your mind;
And pledge me in the generous toast - "The whole of human kind!" "To
28th, Eleanor Jones 1928
I am a fiddler to my trade, And a' the tunes that e'er I play'd,
The sweetest still to wife or maid, Was whistle owre the lave o't. "Three
29th, Ann Hamilton, Mill View Terrace, Belfast Road, Newry 1937 5 years;
July 1st, S. E. Magowan 1937
She is a winsome wee thing, She is a handsome wee thing,
She is a bonnie wee thing, This sweet wee wife o' mine. "My Wife's a Winsome
5th, William Ellison, 17 Hyde Terrace, Newry 1924; July 6th, Mary
McCoy, 6 Nicholson's Terrace, L'Derry age 88; H. McCausland 1930
(But) ye whom social pleasure charms, Whose hearts the tide of kindness
Who hold your being on the terms, "Each aid the others,"
Come to my bowl, come to my arms, My friends, my brothers! "Epistle to John
8th, Ethné A. Holmes, Knockmoyle, Omagh Married 4/4/61; July 10th,
Gloria Thompson Born July 1939
Her daddie forbad, her minnie forbad; Forbidden she wadna be;
She wadna trow't the browst she brew'd Wad taste sae bitterlie. "Her Daddie
12th, Iris Robb; July 13th, Thos. Magowan, jun. 1955
But by those hopes I have above! And all those faults I dearly rue!
The deed, the boldest mark of love, For thee, that deed I dare to do! "Sylvander
16th, Jack case 1915
How cruel are the parents Who riches only prize, And, to the wealthy
booby, Poor woman sacrifice!
Meanwhile the hapless daughter Has but a choice of strife;- To shun a tyrant
father's hate, Become a wretched wife.
19th, Joyce Hamilton 1927
Happy, ye sons of busy life, Who, equal to the bustling strife, No other
Ev'n when the wished end's denied, Yet while the busy means are plied, They
bring their own reward: "Despondency"
23rd, Norman Brown Lpool(?)
May He who gives the rain to pour, And wings the blast to blaw,
Protect thee frae the driving show'r, The bitter frost and snaw! "On the
Birth of a Posthumous Child"
29th, Andrew James Wood 1956 (Sun); July 30th, Sheila Keenan 1928;
Betty Boyd 1944
Life is but a day at most, Sprung from night, in darkness lost;
Day, how rapid in its flight - Day, how few must see the night;
Hope not sunshine every hour, Fear not clouds will always lour. "Lines
written on Friars-Carse Hermitage"
August 1st, E. Crosthwait
O Gin my love were yon red rose, That grows upon the castle wa'.
And I mysel' a drap o' dew, Into her bonnie breast to fa'! "O Were My Love
Yon Lilac Fair"
August 7th, Janet Gilmore 1951
Ye hills, ye plains, ye forests, and ye caves, Ye howling winds, and
Unheard, unseen, by human ear or eye, Sad, to your sympathetic scenes I fly.
"Elegy on the Death of Robert Dundas"
1) August 10th, Elizabeth Magowan born 1977
(Donaghmore); August 12th, Pat McAuley; Liz McMinn
Again the silent wheels of time Their annual round have driv'n,
And you, tho' scarce in maiden prime, Are so much nearer Heav'n. "To Miss
August 15th, Mary Elliott
All in its rude and prickly bower, That crimson rose, how sweet and fair!
But love is far a sweeter flower Amid life's thorny path o' care. "O Bonnie
Was Yon Rosy Brier"
August 16th, Marilyn McCoy; Victor George
John Magowan 1937
V.J. Day 1945 died 14 October 2005; August 17th,
James Heather 1867
Sir Robert, a soldier, no speech would pretend, But he ne'er turn'd his
back on his foe - or his friend,
Said, "Toss down the whistle, the prize of the field," And, knee-deep in
claret, he'd died ere he'd yield. "The Whistle"
August 22nd, Pamelea Rea (Pamela); August 23rd, Eleanor McCullough
1911; Anne Stuart 1929
Scots, wha hae wi' Wallace bled, Scots, wham Bruce has aften led;
Welcome to your gory bed, Or to Victorie! "Bruce's Address to His Army"
August 25th, Teresa O'Sullivan
From thee, Eliza, I must go, And from my native shore;
The cruel Fates between us throw A boundless ocean's roar:
But boundless oceans, roaring wide, Between my love and me,
They never, never can divide My heart and soul from thee! "Eliza"
August 30th, Geraldine Hosford
(That) he's the poor man's friend in need, The gentleman in word and
deed. "Dedication to Gavin Hamilton, Esq."
September 2nd, Wm.(?) Houston; Sam Gamble 1893
Sweet Anna has an air - a grace, Divine, magnetic, touching;
She talks, she charms - but who can trace The process of bewitching? "To
Alexander Cunningham, Esq."
September 3rd, Elizabeth McAdam; September 5th, Hazel M. Crawford;
Pamela Baird 1955
The man, in life wherever plac'd, Hath happiness in store,
Who walks not in the wicked's way, Nor learns their guilty lore! "Paraphrase
of the First Psalm"
September 9th, Coralie G. Hardy 1918
To paint an angel's kittle wark, Wi' auld Nick there's less danger;
You'll easy draw a weel-kent face, But no sae weel a stranger. "To an
September 12th, Florence Jones 1926 Married 6/9/1949; September 14th,
(And) by thy een, sae bonnie blue, I swear I'm thine for ever, O! -
And on thy lips I seal my vow, And break it shall I never, O! "Bonnie Peggy
September 15th, Teresa McParland 1933
(Then) catch the moments as they fly, And use them as ye ought, man:
Believe me, happiness is shy, And comes not aye when sought, man. "A Bottle
and an Honest Friend"
September 18th, Eliz. Gibson married M.(?) Ince(?) 21 Knighton Road, Olford,
A Gaudy dress and gentle air May slightly touch the heart: But it's
innocence and modesty That polishes the dart. "My handsome Nell"
September 26th, Thelma Hamilton 1932 married 7/2/51; F. McWhirter triplets
A Bonnie lass, I will confess, Is pleasant to the e'e,
But without some better qualities, She's no a lass for me. "My Handsome
September 27th, Kenneth Stewart born 12 noon Saturday 1930; Billy
Turkington(?) 1931 (not sure if the other P or D 1931 refers to Kenneth
Stewarts death maybe?)
Of all the numerous ills that hurt our peace, That press the soul, or wring
the mind with anguish,
Beyond comparison, the worst are those That to our folly of our guilt we
September 30th, Norman Brown became grandfather ? Heather Hughes daughter
7.0 p.m. 1961; Margo Heather 1953
Some hae meat, and canna eat, And some wad eat that want it;
But we hae meat and we can eat, And sae the Lord be thankit. "The Selkirk
3rd, Sheila Hale 1932; Sadie Thompson (nee Magowan) 1914; October 4th,
G. Hodder(?) 1932
Ask why God made the gem so small, And why so huge the granite?
Because God meant mankind should set The higher value on it. "Lines on Miss
6th, Mary McCormick born 1918; Heather Faloon 1929; October 8th, Emily
Th' expectant wee-things, toddlin stacher thro' To meet their dad, wi'
flichterin' noise an' glee,
His wee bit ingle, blinkin' bonnily, His clean hearth-stane, his thriftie
The lisping infant prattling on his knee, Does a' his weary carking cares
An' makes him quite forget his labour an' his toil. "The Cotter's Saturday
11th, Molly Davies born 1931
When neibors anger at a plea, An' just as wud as wud can be,
How easy can the barley-bree Cement the quarrel!
It's aye the cheapest lawyer's fee, To taste the barrel. "Scotch Drink"
13th, Heather Thompson 1945; Ann E. McKeown born 1932; October 14th,
Oh! scenes in strong remembrance set! Scenes never, never, to return!
Scenes, if in stupor I forget, Again I feel, again I burn!
From ev'ry joy and pleasure torn, Life's weary vale I'll wander through
And hopeless, comfortless, I'll mourn A faithless woman's broken vow. "The
15th, Anne Dubel 1949
I see the spreading leaves and flowers, I hear the wild birds singing;
But pleasure they hae nane for me, While care my heart is wringing. "Sweet
Closes the Evening"
21st, John Richard Torrans 1945 died Nov. 18th 1945; October 22nd,
Ruth Salisbury 1939
It warms me, it charms me, To mention but her name, It heats me, it beets
me, And sets me a' on flame! "Epistle to Davie"
25th, Helen Barry; October 26th, Mary Philomena Julett or Jellett
I'll act with prudence as far's I'm able, But, if success I must never
Then come misfortune, I bid thee welcome, I'll meet thee with an undaunted
mind. "Fickle Fortune"
27th, Lillie McCoy born 1910; October 29th, Helen McMichael
Now, wha this tale o' truth shall read, Ilk man and mother's son take
Whane'er to drink you are inclin'd, Or cutty-sarks run in your mind,
Think! ye may buy the joys o'er dear - Remember Tam o' Shanter's meare. "Tam
30th, Eileen Hillyard
The passion of prying into futurity makes a striking part of the history
of human nature in its rude state, in all ages and nations. "Halloween"
6th, Violet Magowan 1926; Marion Bryson 1936
Guid speed an' furder to you, Johnny, Guid health, hale han's, an'
Now when ye're nickan down fu' canny The staff o' bread,
May ye ne'er want to stoop o' bran'y To clear your head. "Third Epistle to
11th, Freda Barclay
Cats like milk, And dogs like broo,
Lads like lasses weel, And lasses lads too. "Gude'en to you, Kimmer"
15th, Rosemary Sinton 1928
This life has joys for you and I; And joys that riches ne'er could buy,
And joys the very best.
There's a' the pleasure o' the heart, The lover an' the frien';
Ye hae your Meg, your dearest part, And I my darling Jean! "Epistle to
18th, Torrens twins 1948 James, Derek & George Brian; John McCoy born 1940;
November 19th, Nellie Magowan born 19th Nov. 1904/1905 died 12/11/46;
Then gently scan your brother man, Still gentler sister woman;
Though they may gang a kennin' wrang, To step aside is human:
One point must still be greatly dark, The moving Why they do it;
And just as lamely can ye mark How far, perhaps, they rue it. "Address to
the Unco Guid"
22nd, Hazel Magowan born 1933 died 6/3/34
I never was cannie for hoarding o' money, Or claughtin't together at a',
I've little to spend, and naething to lend, But deevel a shilling I awe,
man. "The Ronalds of the Bennals"
25th, Wm. Greer Magowan 1944, accident Sunday 25/6/61, died Tuesday a.m.
Though fickle fortune has deceived me, She promis'd fair and perform'd
Of mistress, friends, and wealth bereav'd me, Yet I bear a heart shall
support me still. "Fickle Fortune"
26th, Griffith McComb 1930
The mournfu' sang I here enclose, In gratitude I send you;
And wish and pray, in rhyme sincere, A' guid things may attend you. "To Miss
30th, Winston Churchill 1874 died 8.30 a.m. 24/1/1965; December 1st,
Catherine Adams Rutherford 1952
Auld Nature swears the lovely dears Her noblest work she classes, O:
Her 'prentice han' she tried on man, An' then she made the lasses, O. "Green
Grow the Rashes, O."
5th, Elaine Magowan born '34 died 26/2/35; December 6th, Frank Fisher
1866 died Friday 16/11/1951; Jean Hamilton (Magowan) 1912 died 16th March
"Praise Woman still," his lordship roars, "Deserv'd or not, no matter!"
But thee, whom all my soul adores, Ev'n Flattery cannot flatter. "Epigram on
8th, Xavier Gibson 1923: Madge Cromie 1928
The wintry west extends his blast, And hail and rain does blaw;
Or, the stormy north sends driving forth The binding sleet and snaw:
While tumbling brown, the burn comes down, And roars frae bank to brae;
And bird and beast in covert rest, And pass the heartless day. "Winter"
14th, Mrs. Jas. Heather 1872 died on birthday 1967 aged 95; Jimmy Magowan
Then how should I for Heav'nly mercy pray, Who act so counter Heav'nly
Who sin so oft have mourn'd, yet to temptation ran. "Stanza"
1 & 2)
December 17th, Brian Hamilton 1946, killed on Motor accident 20/11/64
The sweeping blast, the sky o'cast, The joyless winter-day,
Let others fear, to me more dear Than all the pride of May:
The tempest's howl, it soothes my soul, My griefs it seems to join;
The leafless trees my fancy please, Their fate resembles mine! "Winter"
22nd, Mrs. Small and Jennifer
Once fondly lov'd, and still remember'd dear; Sweet early object of my
Accept this mark of friendship, warm, sincere - Friendship! 't is all cold
duty now allows. "Verses to an Old Sweetheart"
26th, Noel Miniss; December 27th, Patricia M. McNeill
Swiftly seek, on clanging wings, Other lakes and other springs;
And the foe you cannot brave Scorn at least to be his slave. "On Scaring
29th, Mrs. W. Weir, Sunville, Church Ave., Newry
(But) it's not her air, her form, her face, Tho' matching beauty's fabled
'T is the mind that shines in every grace; An' chiefly in her rogueish een.
"On Cessnock Banks"
C. V. McConnell 22/8/47
Mrs. O'Callaghan 24/8/47
M. McCoy (Saturday) 6/3/48
Robt. Lauder )Friday) 22/10/48
Jas. Torrens (Friday) 19/8/49
David Hamilton (Thur.) 19/10/50 Canada
M. Magowan Senr. died Friday 25/5/51
Sarah Boyd (Thur) 5/2/53
Susan Savage (Nurse) (Thur) 9/2/56 11.0 p.m.
Bob Drysdale (Sun. 1/12/57)
Jas. Heather (Wed a.m. 22/1/58) in 91st year
Violet McCoy (Saturday 1/3/58)
Sarah Anderson (nee Watt) (Sunday 2/3/58 3.30 p.m.)
Janet Lauder (Tuesday 12.30 a.m., 80th year 3/3/59)
Robt. Watt (Uncle Satilmore?) died 10/2/60 90 years Savelmore (townland)
Sarah Hamilton died 4.0 a.m. 18/3/60
Adam Lemon died 24/5/61 (Wed)
Agnes (Granny) Magowan died 7.30 p.m. Sat 3/6/61? 88 years
Harry Heather died 24/2/62
Annie Margt. Magowan died 10.0 p.m. 8/3/62 (Thur)
Ivan Sutherland died 25/5/1962
Jack Gamble died 15/10/1962
Jack McKinstry(?) died 24/6/63 (Mon)
Bob T. Hamill or Hamilton died 7/2/64 Fri
Willie Nash died 25/2/65
Willie Magowan killed 27/6/61
Jack Magowan died 10.45 p.m. 23/9/71 (Thur);
Pat Leatham married Leslie Coffey 4/10/58
Muriel Magowan & Aubrie McComb married 8/12/62?
McComb twins born25/6/64
Jas. Henning died (of Fishers?)
21/11/64 (Fri) Brian Hamilton (killed)
14/6/65 Joe Hamilton died (2.30 a.m.)
17/7/64 John Watt died
15/4/66 Robt. Jas. (Bob) Watt died
28/12/68 Rev. N. Small died (5.0 p.m.)
23/9/69 Ethel Lauder died
10/2/70 Ismay Wood (nee Sutherland Alex. sister) S. Africa
3/7/71 Jimmy Gray died
Monday 17/12/51 Mavis Clarke married
1) 17/2/65 Served A.A. for 38 years. From
patrolman to A.A. Northern Ireland area superintendent is the record of Mr.
Alexander Bryans. Last night in the Windsor Hotel, Knocknagoney, Mr. Desmond
McKiernan, Northern Ireland's secretary of the A.A., made a presentation to
him for 38 years' service. Mr. Bryans is a well-known figure in the motor
trade in the Province. He lives in Dunmurry, is married and has a grown-up
2) Watt -
February 10, 1960, at his residence, Savalmore, Newry, Robert, dearly-loved
husband of Emma Watt. Funeral to Drumballyroney Parish Churchyard to-morrow
(Friday), at 2 p.m. - Deeply regretted by her? sorrowing Wife and Daughters.
Though parted by the hand of God, in Christ united still; in God's own time
we'll meet again, for Jesus says we will.
Miss Patricia Magennis has been successful in passing her Final Nursing
S.R.N. Examination. Miss Magennis was educated at St. Clare's Convent and
Newry Technical Schools. She became an S.E.N. at Lagan Valley Hospital,
Lisburn in 1965 and following this moved to the Lurgan and Portadown
Hospital, Lurgan where she has recently qualified as a Staff Nurse. She is
the only daughter of Mr. Anthony Magennis and the late Mrs. Bridie Magennis,
2 Derrybeg Drive, Newry
17/9/70 Wed in Canada Chalmers - Magennis
Miss Patricia Magennis, daughter of Mr. Anthony Magennis and the late Mrs.
Bridie Magennis, Derrybeg Drive, Newry, was wed to Mr. Ronald Chalmers,
Honover, Ontario, Canada, in the Church of St. Rose of Lenia, Toronto. The
ceremony with Nuptial Mass and Papal Blessing was performed by Rev. Fr.
Sheeney. The bride was given away by a friend, Mr. Ernest Monaghan. Miss
Nadine Stewart, was bridesmaid and Mr. Kenneth Chalmers was bestman. The
wedding reception was held in the Guildwood Inn, Toronto and the honeymoon
was being spent in Ireland.
The Northern Whig
Belfast, Saturday, November 18, 1899
Front page column one:-
Births, Marriages & Deaths
Gregg - November 16, at 42 Chichester Street, Belfast, the wife of J.
Gregg, M.R.C.V.S., of a son
Mathews - November 15, at York House, Chertsey, the wife of Walter Mathews,
of a daughter
Phillips - November 13, at Waltair, Madras, the wife of W. W. Phillips,
I.C.S., of a son
Woolf - November 14, the wife of Julian Woolf, of 51, Buckland Crescent,
London, N.W., of a son
Bush - Warner - November 14, at St. John the Baptist's Church, Frenchay,
by Canon Bush, Rector of Duloe, assisted by the Rev. W. Brooke, Rector of
the Parish, James Graham, second son of Canon Bush, to Esther Hastings,
youngest daughter of the late Major Ashton Cromwell Warner, 20th Hussars,
and Chief Constable of Bedfordshire, and step-daughter of W. Belfield, Esq.,
Chatwin - Beaumont - November 14, at Solihull Parish Church, by the Rev. T.
B. Harvey Brooks, M.A., Rector, Francis Augustus Chatwin, of South Lodge,
Leamington, and Church Street, Birmingham, Solicitor, to Louisa, youngest
daughter of the late John Beaumont, of Huddersfield
Prentis - Arnold - November 14, at St. Mary's, Prittlewell, by the rev. G.
H. Manby, M.A., Charles Edward Combe, younger son of the late Surgeon-Major
Charles Prentis, B.M.S., to Mabel Justine, only daughter of W. H. Arnold, of
Bolon - November 16, at his residence, Broughshane Street, Ballymena,
William Bolon. The remains of my beloved husband will be removed for
interment in the family burying-ground, Old Churchyard, Ballymena, this
(Saturday) forenoon, at eleven o'clock. Friends will please accept this
intimation. Mary Bolon
Gowan - November 17, at Ballyeasboro', Kirkcubbin, James Gowan, aged
thirty-four years. His remains will be removed for interment in Ballyhalbert
Burying-ground on Monday, 20th instant, at one o'clock p.m.
Hodsoll - November 11, at 80, Oakley Road, Canonbury, London, N., Thomas
William Henry Hodsoll, only son of the late Thomas and Sophia Hodsoll,
formerly of Wrotham, Kent, aged seventy-two years.
Sheridan - November 17, at her residence, Newry Hotel, Newry, Harriet, the
dearly-beloved daughter of Thomas Sheridan. Her remains will be removed for
interment in the family burying-ground, Seapatrick, Banbridge, on Monday
morning, the 20th instant, at eleven o'clock.
Walker - November 14, at his residence, 36, North Side, Clapham Common,
London, S.W., Edward Walker, M.A., Barrister-at-Law, aged fifty-six years.
..... bottom of page - Missing - Miss Lizzie McCammon, about 18 years of
age, left her residence in Eden on Wednesday Night, 15th inst. She was
dressed in a brown skirt, with marone blouse; fair hair hanging down her
back; short and rather high shouldered. Any information regarding her will
be thankfully received by Miss McCammon, Post Office, Eden; or Miss Higgin,
The Northern Whig
Belfast, Saturday, November 18, 1899
1) The Transvaal War, British Soldiers' Widows' and Orphans' Fund, Belfast
2) Sad Shooting Accident near Ballymena - Yesterday morning a young man
named William John Watt, of Ballee, a little over a mile from Ballymena,
reported to the constabulary at Harryville that a man who had been out
fowling had been shot close to where Watt resides. Sergeant Dugdale,
accompanied by Constables Hadden and Flannigan, at once proceeded to the
place, and found the injured man, George McMullen, Sadder, Linenhall Street,
Ballymena, lying in a dangerous condition in the house of Mr. Watt at
Ballee. McMullen was conscious, although in a weak state from haemorrhage,
and was able to corroborate the statement that the severe injuries which he
has received were accidental. It seems that the injured man, in company with
his cousin, Robert Henry McMullen, had been out in the locality of Ballee
and were shooting at some pigeons at shortly after eight o'clock that
morning. They were afterwards proceeding down a field in the neighbourhood,
the injured man walking slightly in advance and on the left hand side of his
cousin, Robert McMullen. Each of them carried a double0barrelled gun, and
both firearms were at "full cock." In some unaccountable way, and by mere
accident, the left barrel of the gun which Robert McMullen was carrying
suddenly discharged, and the shot from it lodged in his cousin George's
right side immediately below the lung, leaving a frightful gash in the
injured man's side. Dr. McWhirter and Dr. D'Evelyn were communicated with,
and arrived promptly on the scene, and gave most valuable assistance in
attending to the deceased's injuries. The medical gentlemen upon examination
of the injured man held out no hope for his recovery. The occurrence was
subsequently reported by Sergeant Dugdale to District-Inspector Hardy. The
police remained at the place where the injured man lay and rendered all the
assistance in their power in the circumstances. Pending a magisterial
inquiry into the case, Robert McMullen was detained in custody in Harryville
Barrack. At three o'clock yesterday afternoon he was brought before Mr.
Thomas Burns, J.P., and formerly admitted to bail. Up to the time of writing
the injured man lies in a very precarious condition. Friday night.
As anticipated, owing to the very serious nature of the case, George
McMullen succumbed to his injuries this evening, death taking place at about
five o'clock. Great sympathy is expressed with his wife and family in their
The Northern Whig
Belfast, Saturday, November 18, 1899
Ladysmith, Boar, Kribi, Patria, John McGiveran, Estcourt, Durban
continue Boer War; Belfast new ambulance; Celestial Fireworks
Children and burns; Fund for Widows and Orphans; Queen's College, Belfast
Session 1899-1900; Van Accident, Yesterday Hugh Hill, aged 67, residing at
23 Spencer Street, an employee on the Queen's Island, was admitted to the
Royal Hospital suffering from a fracture of the leg caused by being run over
by a van at the Queen's Quay
London Correspondence; The Larne and Stranraer Mail Service
Column Five and Six and Seven and Eight and Nine
The War - Great Battle at Ladysmith; An Official Account, The List of
Casualties; Boers Leaving Ladysmith to Intercept General Buller; British
Prisoners at Pretoria; Beleaguered Kimberley; The Position at De Aar;
Bridgework for South Africa; Boer Spies at Lourenzo Marques; Sir Wilfrid
Lawson Asked to Resign; Great Britains Interference with Correspondence
The Northern Whig
Belfast, Saturday, November 18, 1899
Football, Queen's College v. North of Ireland; Derry Celtic v. Cliftonville;
Hunting Appointments; Fire Tests
McKean v. Keady Linen Company; Sale of Mansfield's Estate; The Cost of
A Dog Case, John Finlay, of 54 Parkmount Street, processed James
Russell, of 21 Moyola Street, to recover £4 10s, for the trover of a collie
bitch, which the plaintiff alleged to be his property. Mr. Henry Hanna
(instructed by Mr. A. F. Wright) appeared for the plaintiff, and Mr. W.
Harper represented the defendant. The plaintiff said he was a clerk in the
employment of Mr. H. McNeile McCormick. He got a collie puppy from John Rea
on the 15th March, the dog having been born on the 12th of January. On the
16th September his father lost the dog, and on the 20th September he
advertised the loss. On the 22nd October the puppy came back, and on the
31st of that month the defendant, through the instrumentality of another
young man, got possession of the dog. He went to the defendant's house to
get the animal, but Mr. Russell said the bitch was his, not witness's. Mr.
Harper - what we say is that the plaintiff had our dog for a considerable
time. Mr. Hanna - and that we stole it? Mr. Harper - Pardon me, I did not
say that, but you apparently know what I ought to say. (Laughter) The
plaintiff further said that the bitch was called "Nettle" by him, but it
would answer to any name. The defendant said his bitch was called "Nora." He
got the puppy from Mr. James Fleming, of the Edinburgh Castle, York Road, in
May, the puppy having been born in April. He was absolutely certain the
bitch which the plaintiff claimed was his (Mr. Russell's) property. Mr.
Fleming and quite a number of other witnesses gave like testimony. His
Honour said that the plaintiff had failed to prove the dog was his, and he
would give a "dismiss on the merits."
Harbinson v. Gregg - This was an action brought by Wm. Harbinson against the
Messrs. Gregg, for the recovery of the price of a horse, value for about £11
5s, which was rendered useless to him through a timber van belonging to the
defendants colliding with it. The evidence for the plaintiff was that the
defendants' van was on the wrong side of the road, and the projecting timber
knocked down plaintiff's horse. The animal was so much injured that it had
to be destroyed. The defence was a denial of any knowledge of the collision
complained of. His Honour held the defendants liable, and gave a decree for
£11 5s, with 20s witnesses' expenses. Mr. McErlean appeared for the
plaintiff, and Mr. Henry Hanna (instructed by Messrs. Love & Alexander)
appeared for the defendants. The Court then adjourned until eleven o'clock
this (Saturday) morning.
Belfast Police Courts Yesterday
Custody Court [Before Messrs. Garrett Nagle, R.M., and William McCormick];
Larceny Cases - Thomas Brannigan was charged with the larceny of a purse
containing 10s 4d and three pawn tickets from Maggie Lappin.
District-Inspector Kelly prosecuted in this and the other police cases. The
evidence showed that the prisoner and Lappin were in a public-house in
Smithfield on Thursday evening. In that house witness missed her purse, and
she charged the accused with the larceny of it. A remand until Tuesday was
granted, bail being allowed. - Constable Irvine charged Mary Taggart with
the larceny of £1 10s, the property of Thomas Daly, Mr. Bryan McErlean
defended. It appeared that Daly met two women in Church Lane on Thursday
night. They asked Daly to stand a drink. He consented, and took them to a
public house. On coming out, witness and prisoner met two other women, one
of whom took Daly's purse out of his trousers pocket, and handed it to the
prisoner, who ran away with it. The case was remanded until Tuesday.
Alexander Cooke was charged with the larceny of a quantity of lead piping
from a vacant house in Eglinton Street. A constable deposed to arresting the
prisoner. After being cautioned, he stated that at noon on the 15th inst. he
and another boy named Baxter went down Eglinton Street. Baxter went round to
the back, and returned with the lead piping in his hand. Baxter's mother, he
said, told him to take the pining to Smithfield and sell it. In order that
Baxter might be brought up in custody and further evidence produces, a
remand was granted till Tuesday.
Interfering with the Police - Patrick McCoy, Hamilton Street, was charged on
remand with having seriously assaulted Constable Joseph Baird in the
execution of his duty on the Lisburn Road on the morning of the 15th inst.
Prisoner pleaded for a chance, as this was his first offence. Mr. Nagle said
that, taking into consideration the injuries the prisoner had received and
the serious nature of the case, only six weeks imprisonment would be
Patrick Donnelly was charged with having been drunk and disorderly on
Thursday. The constable stated that when he was coming from the Summons
Court the accused shoved him with his shoulder, almost knocking him off the
footpath. The prisoner stated to the Bench that he was under the influence
of liquor at the time. Fined 10s and costs.
Prisoners Discharged - Constable Trinder charged John Thompson and William
Cameron with having entered the yard of the Glenravel Street Barrack on
Thursday night for an unlawful purpose. The constable stated that at
midnight he was on duty in Henry Place, when he observed the prisoners
climbing over the gate of the barrack yard, which is about nine feet high.
When they noticed witness they dropped into the yard, and were afterwards
arrested. One of the prisoners stated from the dock that they had just left
at the time one of the dragoons to the soldiers' barracks, and were
returning home when arrested. They denied having been in the barrack yard,
and were discharged.
Summons Court [Before Messrs. J. A. Doran and James Johnston] The
Vaccination Acts - Thomas Rea, 135 Ormeau Road, was summoned by the
Guardians of the Poor for failing to have his child vaccinated in accordance
with the Act of Parliament. Mr. William Harper prosecuted for the Guardians.
Mr. N. Tughan, who appeared for the defendant, asked for a copy of the
Guardians' resolution authorising the proceedings. Mr. Harper said that his
appearance as an officer of the Guardians was sufficient to show that the
Guardians had intended to proceed in the case. The Bench accepted Mr.
Harper's appearance. Dr. Torrens proved that the mother had registered the
child's birth with him, and that the child had never been presented to him
for vaccination since that time. Andrew Torrans, an officer of the
Guardians, said that he had called with the parents on the 3rd inst., when
Mr. Rea stated that he did not believe in vaccination. Dr. Graham proved
that he had declined to vaccinate the child, as it had been physically unfit
to undergo such an operation. He would vaccinate the infant in two months'
time from the present if it were able to stand the operation. Their Worships
adjourned the case for two months.
Mr. S. E. Allworthy, 62 Eglantine Avenue, was summoned by the same authority
for a similar offence. Mr. Harper prosecuted. Mr. Allworthy stated that he
thought the Act of 1898 would have excused him. Mr. Harper pointed out that
the Act only applied to England. The magistrates imposed a fine of 1s and
12s 6d costs.
Lisburn Rural District Council - Monthly meeting
The Dundee Spinners' and Manufacturers' Association
Belfast No. 2 Rural District Council; The Condition of Londonderry
Fatal Fight on Board a Steamer - At the Londonderry Recorder's Court
yesterday a case was heard arising out of a fight on board the steamer
Brantwood at the quay in October last. Thomas Cassidy, belonging to Belfast,
boatswain of the steamer, was indicted for the manslaughter of Hugh
Fullerton, of Donaghadee, who also belonged to the Brantwood. Mr. Maxwell,
who pleaded guilty for the prisoner, said that he had advised his client to
do this, although the depositions showed the affair was an accident, and
that Fullerton provoked the fight, which ended in the combatants falling
overboard, Fullerton being drowned. The prisoner had got an excellent
character from his captain. The Recorder said that the prisoner was in law
guilty of manslaughter, but he was glad to be able to say that the fight,
according to the informations, appeared to have been a fair one. There was
nothing mean or shabby about it, except perhaps the circumstance that there
should not have been a fight at all. But he thought that neither of the men
had reckoned upon going over the edge of the vessel into the water. Under
all the circumstances he would sentence the prisoner to a month from the
date of his committal, which would expire that day, so that the prisoner was
discharged on entering into his own bail of £20 to be of good behaviours for
the next twelve months.
Property Sales - Messrs. McKelvey & McCombe sold the following properties at
their salerooms, 85 Royal Avenue, Belfast, yesterday, 17th inst.: - Two
dwelling houses, Nos. 31 and 33 Alma terrace, Crumlin Road, Belfast, let at
£90 per annum; less ground rent, £18 4s; profit rent, £71 16s. Biddings :-
Mr. Jenkins, £700, £800, £900, £975, £1,025, £1,060, £1,080, £1,100; Mr.
Carlisle, £750, £850, £950, £1,000, £1,050, £1,070, £1,090, £1,110. Mr.
Carlisle was the purchaser in trust at £1,110. Two dwelling houses, 35 and
37, Alma Terrace, Crumlin Road, Belfast; letting value, £85 per annum; less
ground rent, £18 4s; profit rent, £66 16s. Biddings :- Mr. Carlisle, £500,
£600, £650, £700; Mr. William McCormick, £550, £625, £675, £950. Mr. William
McCormick was the purchaser in trust at £950. Messrs. Read & Macnab,
solicitors, 4 Dawson Street, Dublin, had carriage of the sales.
Correspondence - Royal Ulster Works - To the Editor of the "Northern
Sir, - Why should the ratepayers give £25,000 for the Royal Ulster Works as
a technical school when, according to Marcus Ward & Co.'s own estimate, the
premises are valued for about £8,000 less than that sum? See their printed
balance-sheets. - Yours, &c., Ratepayer. 17th November, 1899.
Patrons and Managers of National Schools; Presentation of Royal Humane
Society's Certificate at Carrickfergus; North of Ireland British Israel
Association; The Busiest Man in London
The Northern Whig
Belfast, Saturday, November 18, 1899
Glasgow, Friday - The Glasgow and South-Western passenger train between
Glasgow and Renfrew last night, while standing at a danger signal at Shields
Junction, near Glasgow, was run into by a goods train of twenty waggons,
which had been backed from a siding to the main line. The two vans came
together with considerable force, and a number of the windows of the
passenger train were broken, but otherwise little damage was done to the
rolling stock. Eleven persons complained of being shaken, but they were able
to proceed on their journey. Their names are :- Archibald Urie, Avondale
Villa, Paisley; Mr. and Mrs. Teasdale, Bell Street, Renfrew; Mr. and Mrs.
McLullaish, Hawkhead Asylum; Andrew McLellan, Moss House, Cardonald; John
McGregor, Orchard Street, Renfrew; and James Abbot, Renfrew. It is stated
that the accident was caused by some misapprehension in the signalling.;
Constitution of the Clyde Trust; Death of a Well-Known Liberal Unionist -
Dingwall, Friday. Bailie Thomas Nicoll.; Yorkshire College, Leeds
The Queen's Visit to Bristol; Fatal Railway Accident, Scunthorpe; The
Mysterious Death of A Belfastman - With reference to the death in Greenock
under peculiar circumstances of a man named John McGiveran, a post-mortem
examination of the body showed that death was not due to violence, and on
the surgical report the two men in custody, named Erskine and Alcorn, have
been released. It will be remembered that the deceased was under the
influence of drink, and had fallen on the stairs at Erskine's door.; The
S.S. Patria Abandoned, Hamburg, Friday; The French Concessions in China,
The Illustrated Weeklies
Ill Treatment of a Child (part story) ..ened Like a Dog, London, Charles
Edward Frampton, etcher, was charged with ? and persistently ill-treated his
? aged eight years, in a manner ? him unnecessary suffering and ? health.;
The United States Consul at Pretoria; Taking Egypt Under Cover; Mr. Joseph
Arch's Intended Marriage
Dublin, Friday Night; The Kaiser's Version of "Oberon"; From the Red Sea
to Zanzibar; One of Rhodes's Fads; A Prince's Ardour Checked; The Jute Trade
Column Five and Six
The American Markets, Stock Market; Shipping Intelligence; Wrecks and
Casualties; Mail New