1796 Spinning Wheel Premium Entitlements List - Clondavaddog Parish, Co Donegal



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A List of Persons to whom Premiums for sowing Flax-seed in the Year 1796 have been adjudged by the Trustees of the Linen Maunfacture.

Pursuant to the Scheme offered by them for encouraging the Growth of Flax throughout the Kingdom, vis. "To the Person who should sow between the 10th Day of March and the 1st Day of June 1796, with a sufficient Quantity of good sound Flax-seed, any Quantity of Land, well prepared and fit for the purpose, not less than 1 Acre - 4 Spinning Wheels, - 3 Roods 3 Ditto - 2 Roods 2 Ditto, - 1 Rood 1 Ditto. And to the Person who should sow in like Manner any Quantity of like Land, not less than 5 Acres, a Loom, or Wheels, Reels, or Hatchells to the Value of 50 shillings, and for every 5 Acres over and above the first five a like Premium.

The Claimants for one Rood, who are entitled to one Wheel each, are requested to apply to the County Inspector, Mr William Boyd for their Wheels, there being a sufficient Number ready to distribute among them. The other Premiums will be discharged in Rotation as the Wheels can be made, of which due Notice shall be given.

Every Person preferring Reels may have two of them in lieu of a Spinning Wheel.

The Scheme of Premiums offered by the Board for the Year 1796 has had so extensive an Effect that it will require 37,135 Wheels to discharge the One Rood Claimants, and not less than 88,719 Wheels, together with 227 Looms, to discharge the whole, which necessarily produces much delay in delivering.

As the highest Price is paid for the Wheels in order to have them of the best Fabric, of seasoned Timbers, and of full Size, no Claimant is to receive any Wheel deficient, in any respect: They are all to be stamped with the Board Seal before delivery, and with the Maker's Name.

And in order to render the national benefit proposed by the Trustees as effacious as possible, they request that any neglect of the Inspector in delivering Wheels of the best quality and equal excellence to the Pattern deposited with him, be instantly made known to them by information to any Trustees, or to the Inspector General, or by Letter to their Secretary, at the Linen Office, Dublin.

N.B. Any Inspector, Deputy Inspector, or Surveyor, or other Person acting under him or them who shall directly or indirectly receive any Fee, Gratuity, or Reward for the performance of his duty, becomes by such offence, disqualified by Act of Parliament to hold any Employment under the Linen Board.

Surname First Entitlement/Wheels
Blaney George 1
Blaney Hugh 1
Blaney James 2
Blaney Patrick 2
Boreland Andrew 1
Boreland Archibald 2
Boreland Daniel 1
Boreland Henry 2
Boreland James 2
Boreland John 1
Boreland Mark 1
Boreland Robert 1
Boreland William 1
Bosland Isabella 2
Brice James 1
Buchannan William 1
Callen Owen 1
Campbell Mark 4
Campbell Mark 4
Campbell Michael 1
Campell Richard 3
Cannon Henry 1
Cannon Owen 1
Coll Charles 1
Coll Hugh 1
Connolly John 2
Corran Robert 1
Corran William 1
Corrin John 1
Coy Neil 1
Coyle Denis 1
Coyle James 1
Coyle William 1
Culbert William 2
Cullen Denis 1
Davis Thomas 1
Davitt James 1
Deaney James 1
Deeney Owen 1
Dill Alexander 2
Dill David 2
Dill Francis 4
Dill George 1
Dill John 4
Dill Mark 4
Dill Moses 2
Dill Samuel 2
Diver John 4
Dixon Alexander 1
Doach David 2
Doack John 1
Donnell John 1
Dougherty James 3
Dunleavey Daniel 1
Durnan John 1
Ferry Patrick 3
Fletcher James 4
Foster Catherine 2
Foster Francis 3
Foster Hannah 3
Foster James 3
Foster John 3
Foster Samuel 1 loom
Foster William 3
Foster William Sr 1
Freel Edward 1
Freel James 1
Freel John 4
Freel Michael 3
Friel Anne 1
Galagher Daniel 1
Galaugher Fargle 1
Galaugher George 1
Galaugher Hugh 1
Galaugher Jane 2
Galaugher Michael 1
Gallaugher Francis 4
Gallaugher Patrick 2
Gibbons Neal 1
Grier Thomas 4
Griffin John 1
Griffin Michael 1
Griffin Patrick 1
Hamilton James 4
Hamilton Reverend Dr 4
Hay Patrick 3
Hay Samuel 3
Hay William 4
Heraghty John 1
Higgarty John 1
Hood John 1
Kelly Patrick 2
Love Robert 1
Love William 2
McAlteer Thomas 1
McAnagh John 1
McAteer Brien 2
McAteer Darby 2
McAteer Edward 2
McAveigh Bryan 1
McCaffry James 1
McCallen Alexander 2
McCarron Denis 2
McClean John 2
McCloskey Charles 1
McClosky Denis 1
McCoach Robert 2
McCouch John 2
McDermott Henry 2
McEheney Charles 1
McEhenny James 1
McEleton Thomas 2
McElhere Dudley 1
McElhere James 1
McElhere Miles 2
McElhere William 1
McElwain Daniel 1
McElwain James 2
McElwain James 2
McElwain John 1
McElwain Moses 3
McElwain Shane 1
McElwee Michael 1
McFadin Daniel 2
McFadin John 1
McFersin John 2
McGarvey Andrew 2
McGarvey Thomas 3
McGarvey William 3
McGettigin Hugh 1
McGettigin James 4
McGlashen James 1
McGlashin John 1
McGlashin Patrick 2
McGlasker Michael 2
McGlaskin Daniel 1
McGlaskin Patrick 1
McGowan William 1
McIntire James 4
McKeviskan Patrick 1
McSwine Denis 2
McSwine John 1
McSwine William 1
McVeigh Charles 2
McVeigh Owen 1
McVeigh Patrick 1
Morrow Alexander 4
Mortimer William 4
O'Donnell Charles 1
Patton William 4
Peoples George 1
Peoples John 2
Peoples William 2
Power John 3
Power Michael 3
Power Peter 3
Reed Catherine 2
Reed James 1
Scott John Sr 3
Scott Joseph 1
Sheal Denis 2
Sheal John 1
Sheals Dennis 2
Sheals John 1
Sheerin Charles 2
Sheerin Neal 1
Stewart George 4
Stewart James 4
Stewart William 1
Sweeney James 2
Sweeney John 1
Sweeney Patrick 1
Sweeney William 4
Sweeny Charles 1
Toland Bryan 1
Toland James 4
Walker Samuel 2
White Samuel 1
Wilson Jane 1
Wilson Robert 3

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