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mid 1700s - 1800s what was happening in Armagh?
« on: Thursday 20 July 17 21:17 BST (UK) »
Curious to know in the mid 1700s to early 1800s in County Armagh what was taking place then...? was it a calm period ? or?   
Ire Co Arm Seagoe Drumon JOYCE/HOUSTON John/Isabella ELIZ/ARMSTRONG /Wm Valentine + Hannah Johnstone MILLER aft1840 in Glasgow Scot dau Isabella 1847 + John M'D s/o Co DERRY Edw McD*V*TT//DAID + Eliz M'CL*SKY/M'SHANE/TEMPLETON/DUFF Ire = DOYLE,Jos + Mary M'GINITY/ m ca1840 = Can PEI Hope Riv/ DOWDS,Bridget b ca1819 d/o John DOWD + Mary WOODS ca1840 PEI Can UK IOM Wales, Barry ISL= REINE/RIIM = Adrianoff/ Michal =Arthur/Mary/Mildred / /MEREDITH/ TRAV*S/GARNETT/VON Stiegler/VON STIEGLITZ

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Re: mid 1700s - 1800s what was happening in Armagh?
« Reply #1 on: Thursday 20 July 17 21:39 BST (UK) »
http://www.ucs.louisiana.edu/bnl/  hints at some of the trouble during that time. It is an index of the Belfast Newsletter and you can search on locations or people.  There was a lot of unrest leading up to the revolution, horrendous treatment of the resulting prisoners who were sent to Australia if not shot, and a climate of fear afterwards from what I gather.  The Lurgan/Seagoe/Portadown area was one area of major conflict before the revolution as gangs were killing and burning. Read up on Peep O'Day and Defenders and the Orange Order. 

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Re: mid 1700s - 1800s what was happening in Armagh?
« Reply #2 on: Friday 21 July 17 23:39 BST (UK) »
very interesting...thanks KatC
Ire Co Arm Seagoe Drumon JOYCE/HOUSTON John/Isabella ELIZ/ARMSTRONG /Wm Valentine + Hannah Johnstone MILLER aft1840 in Glasgow Scot dau Isabella 1847 + John M'D s/o Co DERRY Edw McD*V*TT//DAID + Eliz M'CL*SKY/M'SHANE/TEMPLETON/DUFF Ire = DOYLE,Jos + Mary M'GINITY/ m ca1840 = Can PEI Hope Riv/ DOWDS,Bridget b ca1819 d/o John DOWD + Mary WOODS ca1840 PEI Can UK IOM Wales, Barry ISL= REINE/RIIM = Adrianoff/ Michal =Arthur/Mary/Mildred / /MEREDITH/ TRAV*S/GARNETT/VON Stiegler/VON STIEGLITZ

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Re: mid 1700s - 1800s what was happening in Armagh?
« Reply #3 on: Monday 01 January 18 22:36 GMT (UK) »
The penal laws were being relaxed, giving Catholics and Presbyterians more rights but which did not go down well with the Protestants.

The british army were busy in the United States, so various local armies were formed (called Volunteers) in fear of an invasion by France.

The Newry to Portadown canal was opened in the 1740's which brought new trade to many area.


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Re: mid 1700s - 1800s what was happening in Armagh?
« Reply #4 on: Monday 01 January 18 23:13 GMT (UK) »
The penal laws were being relaxed, giving Catholics and Presbyterians more rights but which did not go down well with the Protestants.

Presbyterians are Protestants  ::)

Think sentence should read "The penal laws were being relaxed, giving Catholics and Presbyterians more rights but which did not go down well with the Protestants Church of Ireland/Established Church."
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Re: mid 1700s - 1800s what was happening in Armagh?
« Reply #5 on: Monday 01 January 18 23:19 GMT (UK) »
Correct.

Also, there was a famine in the first half of the 18th century, but not in the second half.