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Jonathon SMYTHE lets 124 acres of Urcher.
Sharon Oddie Brown. February 10, 2013


1839 March

NT - Thanks to Kieran McConville for the newsclipping.




For term of 18 years, and immediate possession given,

Urker[1] house and lands, beside Crossmaglen, in the county of Armagh,, lately the residence of JONATHON SMYTH[2], Esq.

The farm contains 124A 8R 9P, statute measure (including 4A 8R 17P of excellent bog, adjacent to the Dwelling House). The land is all a high state of cultivation, the late Proprietor having laid out a great deal of Money in making improvements on it.

The DWELLING HOUSE & OFFICE HOUSES are in good repair, and fit for the immediate reception of a respectable family. There are Two large enclosed Yards and a Stack-Yard, and an excellent high walled garden.

There is a Caretaker in the House who will show it and the lands. For particulars, as to terms, etc., application to be made to Mr. JOHN OGLE[3], solicitor, 1 William St., Newry.




[1] Urker, Parish of Creggan, Co. Armagh. This is the same townland that Sir Thomas JACKSON grew up in. In fact, Urker Lodge, where Jonathon SMYTHE died, was the JACKSON family home. One intriguing thing to note here is that by the time of Griffiths, Thomas Prideaux BALL owned most of the townland of Urcher. David JACKSON of Urcher Lodge leased 41.10.0 acres from him. The total acreage of the townland was 201.17.0.

[2]  Jonathon SMYTHE died Feb 5, 1838. 1838 February 13, NHT. On the fifth inst. at Urker Lodge, County Armagh, Mr. Jonathan Smyth, whose urbanity of disposition endeared him alike to rich and poor -- by the former he was estimated as a confidential friend and companion; and by the latter, one whose place, as a humane and indulgent Agent will not be easily supplied. NOTE: In spite of the lease, it would seem that the SMYTH aka SMITH family continued at Urker, as recorded in a Creggan Church headstone: In affectionate remembrance of Annie, beloved wife of R.J. Smith Urcher House Crossmaglen who died 8th April 1931 aged 70 years. Also above Robert James Smith entered into rest 21st Oct. 1944 aged 84 years.

[3] John OGLE.



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