LOUGH NEAGH DRAINAGE
APPOINTMENT OF TRUSTEES
Yesterday, a public meeting of the landed proprietors
in the Counties of Armagh, Antrim, Derry, Tyrone,
and Down, affected by the drainage works, was held
in the Grand Jury room of the County Courthouse,
pursuant to a notice issued by the Board of Works,
for the purpose of appointing trustees to maintain the
works erected by the Commissioners. The attendance
was very large. Amongst those present were:
Lurgan, Lord Massereene, Rev. A. H. Pakenham,
J.P. ; Peter Quinn, M.P. ; John Cromie, D.L. ;
Colonel Close, D.L. ; Major Scott, D.L. ; Major Greer,
D.L. ; James Harden, D.L. ; J. R. Miller, J.P. ; John
Hancock, J.P.; William Wann, J.P.; Wm. Verner,
J.P., Churchill ; George Ensor, J.P. ; James Gunning,
J.P.; William Olpherts, J.P.; Wm. Langtry, J.P.;
Boyle, J.P.; Thomas A. Shillington, J.P.; Joseph
Atkinson, J.P.; Charles Magee, J.P.; J. G. Winder,
J.P. ; Major Waring, J.P. ; the Very Rev. Dean
Stannus, Walter, T. Stannus, J.P.; Venerable Arch-
deacon Saurin, Henry Anderson, J.P.; Major H. S.
M'Clintock, J.P.; Francis Fforde, J. T. Noble, Wm.
Hardy, J. O. Woodhouse, J.P. ; R. H. Dolling, J.P.;
David R. Goodlatte, Edward Atkinson, John Richardson,
James D. Richardson, Ralph Obre, Samuel Knox,
W. J. Clarke, R. Lloyd, John Birney, Robert Moore,
R. Fforde, B. T. Baltour, C. Gaussen, John J. Marley,
John Watson, David W. Irwin, Robert Atkinson, John
Joyce, John O'Neill, &c.
On the motion of the Very Rev. Dean Stannus, the Right Hon. Lord Lurgan was called to the chair.
The following were then nominated as trustees--
For the County Antrim--Rev. A. H. Pakenham, John
Cromie, Esq., Major H. S. M'Clintock, Walter T.
Stannus, and Lord Massereene. For County Armagh
--Lord Lurgan, Wm. Verner, Esq., F. Fforde, Esq.,
J. T. Noble, Esq., Woolsey Atkinson, Esq., William
Hardy, Esq., D. R. Goodlatte, Esq., J. O. Woodhouse,
Esq. For County Derry--Captain Dawson, M.P.,
Henry Anderson, Esq., Andrew Spottswood, Esq.,
R. H. Dolling, Esq., Sir H. Bruce, and John O'Neill,
Esq. For County Tyrone--James Gunning, Esq.,
and James Greer Nicholson.
It was agreed that the noblemen and gentlemen re-
resenting the several counties should retire se-
parately to recommend from amongst the nominated
the gentlemen to be elected, with the understanding
that this recommendation should be confirmed by the
general meeting, and this having been done, the follow-
ing were recommended and accordingly declared
elected :--County Antrim--John Cromie, Esq., W. T.
Stannus, Esq., Major M'Clintock, and Rev. A. H.
Pakenham. County Tyrone--James Gunning, Esq.,
and J. G. Richardson, Esq. County Derry--Captain
Dawson, M.P., Henry Anderson, Esq., and A. Spottswood,
Esq. County Armagh--Lord Lurgan, William Verner,
Esq., Wm. Hardy, Esq., J. T. Noble, Esq., Francis
Fforde, Esq., and R. D. Goodlatte, Esq.
A vote of thanks to the Chairman terminated the
proceedings. The trustees subsequently held their
first meeting in the Grand Jury room.