Court Leet Records for 23 June 1795
Court Leet of the Manor of Brownlow’s Derry,
Lurgan, County Armagh. At a Court Leet held in Lurgan in and for said Manor on Tuesday the 23rd day of June 1795 the undernamed jurors being duly sworn:
|1. John Waite
||8. John Hanna
||15. Edward Turkington
|2. William Coulter
||9. William Langtry
||16. Edward Turkington
|3. George Ruddell
||10. Thomas Bunting
||17. William Robinson
|4. Robert Hazelton
||11. Henry Gilbert
||18. Henry Gilstane
|5. George Ruddell
||12. Thomas Johnston
||19. Thomas Greer
|6. James Boyd
||13. John Levingston
||20. Joseph Swinerton
|7. James Byrne
||14. John McMurray
||21. Andrew McCollam
Present that the markets in the town of Lurgan be held for the sundry articles hereinafter mentioned at the times and places following:
||To be sold between the house of James Malcomson and the house of Edward Burke.
||To be sold in the Linen Hall.
||To be sold between the house of John Hickey and the house of John Pentland, the market for same and all corn and grain to begin at the hour of twelve.
||To be sold both wholesale and retail in the lower part of the Session-House – the wholesale market to begin at 10 o’clock in the forenoon and end at 1 o’clock same day – the market for retaining oatmeal then to begin – and all grain to be sold in said Session-House or as near to it as possible.
||By town butchers to be sold in the Shambles. By country butchers from Henry Gilbert’s to Thomas Johnston’s.
||Either to be publicly hawked or laid down for sale at the place where the late Market House stood.
|Fowl & Eggs
||To be publicly hawked on the street.
|Cheese & Butter
||To be sold between the house of Thomas Overend and the house of John Harris.
|Stalls & Stands
||Of all kinds to be set up between the houses of Dr. Dowglass and Thomas Overend.
|Cows & Swine
||To be sold at the usual places.
|Weights & Measures
||We present that weights and measures with the Exchequer seal be provided and lodged with the proper officer for the purpose of regulating the weights and measures used for buying and selling in the town of Lurgan according to law.
WE PRESENT that the present beam and scales be moved to the end of William Watt’s house for weighing oatmeal, corn, grain and dry goods and one other beam and scales to be erected at the head of the Shambles for weighing beef, butter, tallow, hides, etc.
WE PRESENT that public weighmasters may be appointed and sworn to do their duty according to law.
WE PRESENT the six persons undernamed to be overseers of the markets’ weights and measures, they or any three of them to act as a market jury in aid and assistance of the Seneschal to put laws in due force, viz. Thomas Johnston, Thomas Bunton, James McGowan, Jnr., Charles Dobbin, Peter Johnston, Robert Hazleton.
WE PRESENT the killing of flesh meat in the public Shambles to be a nuisance and to be abated being contrary to law.
WE PRESENT the sheds in the Mall to be a nuisance and to be abated and taken away, being a receptacle for filth and idle disorderly people to the annoyance of the neighbourhood.
WE PRESENT that horses remaining in the street of Lurgan and feeding thereon on a market day during market hours in said town is a nuisance and to be abated.
WE PRESENT the march fence in Cornikinegar to be sufficiently fenced and scoured from Henry Corner’s fort to Fergus McVeagh’s march before the twentieth day of July next and we appoint Arthur McCann and Patrick Heaney overseers to have the same property executed. Each defaulter to pay one shilling per perch. William Macoun, presenter.
WE PRESENT the march fence between George Hewitt of the one part and Roger Magoun and David Hamilton of the other part leading from Samuel Hewitt’s bog to the River Closet to be sufficiently scoured six feet wide and five feet deep in the space of four weeks after notice given. Each defaulter to pay the sum of eighteen pence per perch. Samuel Hewitt and Thomas Thompson overseers. Samuel Hewitt, presenter……
True copy from the Court Roll.
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