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									This is a document from the old police station in
Knocknacarry dated 1881.
                     COUNTY OF ANTRIM
                   DISTRICT OF GLENARM
              SUB DISTRICT OF KNOCKNACARRY
  RETURN OF THE NAMES OF PARTIES WHO HAVE BEEN BILLETING
    ACCOMMODATION UNDER THE ARMY AND DISCIPLINE ACT

NAMES          RESIDENCE  NO. OF      BILLITATED    REMARKS
                           MEN         HORSES
ARCHY MCKINLY   K’NACARRY     8          6          LIC. PUB
JOHN MCBRIDE    CUSHENDUN     10         6          LIC. PUB
ARCHY MCDONNELL CUSHENDUN     6           4         LIC. PUB
PATRICK MCKAY    D’NASMEAR    8           6         LIC. PUB

                   TOTAL         32       22

                  KNOCKNACARRY     1881
                 ANDREW JOHNSON CON 32483


It shows how my great, great uncle Patrick owned a
licensed pub in Drumnasmear. The building is still there
and is now known as the Turn. During war time all pubs,
victualling houses, inns, hotels, livery stables, ale houses,
houses of sellers of wine by retail, all houses of people
who sold brandy, cider, metheglin, spirits or strong
water had to house officers, soldiers and horses. They
gave the officers hot
food, lodgings and
attendance; they gave the
soldiers two pints of beer,
1 pound of potatoes, 1
pound of bread, a quarter
of meat, salt, pepper
vinegar and vegetables
per day. They gave the
horse a stable room, ten pounds of oats, twelve pounds of
hay and eight pounds of straw per day for each horse. My
uncle had eight men and 6 horses billeted at his pub. He
had no choice in the matter as it was an act of parliament
( a law). There were other people in the area who owned
pubs and they also had to billet soldiers and horses. In
Cushendun a total of 32 men and 22 horses were
billeted.
                        COUNTY OF ANTRIM
                       DISTRICT OF GLENARM
                 SUB DISTRICT OF KNOCKNACARRY
        REGISTER OF THE NAMES OF LICENSED PUBLIC HOUSES
                    IN THE ABOVE SUBDISTRICT

NAMES               RESIDENCE        DIST. FROM     REMARKS
                                     BARRACKS

ARCHY MCDONNELL     CUSHENDUN         HALF MILE     7 DAY LIC.
JOHN MCBRIDE        CUSHENDUN         HALF MILE     7 DAY LIC.
ARCHY MCKINLY        K’NACARRY        QUARTER       7 DAY LIC.
                                        MILE
PATRICK MCKAY        D’NASMEAR        HALF MILE     7 DAY LIC.

                   KNOCKNACARRY 1 July 1881
                  ANDREW JOHNSON CON 32483


This document dated 1st July 1881 is also evidence that
my great, great uncle Patrick owned a licensed pub in
Drumnasmear and had a seven day license. My great,
great uncle Hugh also owned land in Maghereeroy. It
was the farm of his mothers people the O’Neill’s. The
last resident called O’Neill was Hugh’s uncle also called
Hugh who emigrated to New York in 1930.

                      Paul McKay P7

								
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