1796 Spinning Wheel Premium Entitlements List - Clonmany 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
Alexander Thomas 1
Bratton David 4
Bresland Charles 1
Calhoun John 1
Carey Joseph 2
Cormohan Daniel 1
Cormohan Michael 1
Dermot Cornelius 1
Devlin John 1
Devlin Michael 1
Devlin Owen 1
Diver Owen 1
Diver Patrick 1
Divlin Bridget 1
Dogherty Anthony 1
Dogherty Arthur 1
Dogherty Bryan 1
Dogherty Charles 1
Dogherty Cornelius 2
Dogherty Daniel 2
Dogherty Dominic 1
Dogherty Dudley 1
Dogherty Edward 1
Dogherty Frederick 1
Dogherty George 2
Dogherty Henry 1
Dogherty Hugh 2
Dogherty James 2
Dogherty John 3
Dogherty Mary 1
Dogherty Michael 2
Dogherty Neal 2
Dogherty Owen 2
Dogherty Patrick 4
Dogherty Phillip 2
Dogherty Roger 1
Dogherty Wm. 1
Donaghy Michael 1
Donnelly Patrick 2
Dougherty Daniel 1
Dougherty Dudley 1
Dougherty Edward 1
Dougherty James 2
Dougherty John 2
Dougherty Roger 1
Dougherty Wm. 1
Duffy Owen 1
Elkin Edward 4
Gibbin Margaret 1
Gill Charles 1
Gill Daniel 1
Gill John 1
Gill Phillip 1
Gill Roger 1
Gobin William 1
Granny Owen 1
Gubbin Edward 1
Gubbin James 1
Gubbin Owen 1
Hamil James 1
Harkin Daniel 2
Harkin Michael 1
Harkin Neal 1
Harkin Owen 1
Harkin Patrick 1
Harkin William 1
Harold Shane 2
Hartin Fanny 1
Harton Phillip 1
Herald Patrick 2
Kelly Charles 1
Kelly Denis 1
Kelly Patrick 1
Kelly Richard 1
Kenny Patrick 1
Laughlin Neal 1
Lynch Audly 1
Lynch Charles 1
Lynd Matthew 1
Margy John 2
Martin John 1
McAfrey Owen 1
McAleny James 1
McAleny John 1
McAleny William 1
McColgan Anthony 1
McColgan Dominick 1
McColgan Neal 1
McColgan Richard 1
McConaghan Bryan 1
McConegal Edward 1
McConegal James 1
McConegal Patrick 1
McCool Andrew 1
McCool Hugh 1
McCool Patrick 1
McCool Philip 1
McDermot Neal 1
McDevitt Mary 1
McDevitt Neil 1
McDonnell Elias 1
McEny Michael 2
McFall Daniel 1
McGaughan Charles 1
McGeeaghan Bryan 1
McGeoghagan John 1
McGeohan Shane 1
McKean Patrick 1
McKevin Catherine 1
McKevin Neal 2
McKinny Michael 1
McLaughlin Daniel 1
McLaughlin James 1
McLaughlin Owen 1
McLaughlin Philip 1
McLoughlin Mark 3
McLucas James 4
Mooney John 1
Nelson Michael 1
O'Donnell Charles 1
O'Donnell James 2
O'Donnell Owen 1
Porter Thomas 1
Quigly Brian 1
Quigly Edward 2
Quigly Manus 1
Roddy Philip 1
Roddy William 1
Rody Charles 2
Scott Thomas 1
Sharkey James 2
Sheals Camack 1
Sheil James 1
Sinclair Malcolm 1
Smith Thomas 1
Smyth Daniel 2
Toland Edward 1
Toland James 1
Toland Owen 1
Toland Teage 1

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