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A Tribute to Portaferry, the Pearl of Loch Cuan

A Tribute to Portaferry, the Pearl of Loch Cuan

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Published by Danny Mathieson
A History of Portaferry, County Down, Northern Ireland
A History of Portaferry, County Down, Northern Ireland

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Published by: Danny Mathieson on Jul 18, 2008
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An Ardrossan man’s Tribute toPortaferry, the “ Pearl of LochCuan “.
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Contents
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My Portaferry connection -page 4
2.
County Down Historical Outline – Chronology -page 13
3.
The “ Savages “ of the Ards -page 21
4.
The “ Shrine of Saint Patrick’s Hand “ -page 26
5.
The Rev John Orr ( Extracts from Autobiography ) -page 30
Introduction / Sketch of Orr Family / Rev. John Orr atGlasgow University / Ordination in Portaferry –page 30
Description of Portaferry 89 years ago ( early 1800’s ) /Mr. Orr, Assistant to Rev. William Moreland / TeachesClassics –page 34
First Temperance Society in Portaferry / PortaferryPenny Bank –page 38
Cholera Epidemic / Boating Accident on StrangfordLough / Storm of 1839 –page 42
Building of Portaferry Presbyterian Church / Formationof General Assembly / Father Matthew’s TemperanceMovement / Question of Presbyterian Marriages /Potato Famine / Emigration –page 46
Revival of 1859 / Mr Orr’s interest in Church Courts /Mr Orr as Preacher / Introduces Innovations –page 51
Pastoral Work / Resignation / Address andPresentation / Illness / Death and Funeral / Conclusion –page 54
6.
James Shanks ( Extracts from Autobiography ) -page 59
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Portaferry Tenant Farmer’s Defence Association –page 59
Downpatrick Board of Guardians –page 64
Rev. William Steele Dickson D.D –page 67
The Walter Meadow –page 69
Purgatory –page 69
Sweet County Down –page 70
7.
1798 attack on Portaferry by the United Irishmen -page 72Attachment A/ 1901 Scotland Census Record /page 74Attachment B/ 1901 Ireland Census Record -/page 75Attachment C/ 1891 Marriage Record of my Great Grandparents /page 76Attachment D/ 1866 Marriage Record of My Great, GreatGrandparents /page 77Attachment E/ Some middle to late 19
th
century photos from oldpostcards / page 79Copyright and Dedication /page 80
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