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Trade Directory of Ardstraw

From an 1824 Pigot’s Directory

Newtownstewart population about 700


“esq”  an abbreviation of  Esquire usually indicated that this person was a substantial landowner in the district.


Nobility Gentry and Clergy

Sir James Burgoyne  Baronscourt Agent

John Campbell esq. The Cottage {Glenock}

Crawford  Colhoun esq. “Cross” {Crosh}

Thomas Corn  esq.

Major “Jones” Crawford

Armour McFarland  esq  Straree

Rev RN Nash  Rector of Ardstraw  Moyle House

Rev Edward William Rice  Curate of Ardstraw


Merchants Tradesmen etc

Andrew Allan {linen]

Samuel Boyce {linen}

Jeremiah Gill {linen}

Lavens Matthewson


Professional Gentlemen

John Irvine RN {Royal Navy}surgeon  Deerpark

James McConnell RN  surgeon

John Osbourne RN  surgeon and to the dispensary

George Rogers  surgeon



Michael Donaghy

Benjamin Fulton

Sarah Hamilton {Hotel}

John Leard

William McConnell

James McElrea

William McFeeters

James McMackin

William McMenamin

James McPhilomy

James Stark

Henry Wilson

Alexander Wright : The Kings Arms


Shopkeepers traders etc

Robert Anderson  grocer

Irvine Barton and King   Manufacturers of spades and shovels

John Beatty  earthenware dealer

Andrew Crawford  Clerk of the parish

A. Eakin  saddler and harness maker

James Kerr  grocer

Rebecca McDonnell  milliner

James McElrea  baker

William McFetters  baker

Samuel Marshall  grocer

William Morrison  grocer

John OKane  grocer

Samuel Speer  watch and clock maker

David White  leather seller

Humphrey White  leather seller

Rebecca Wright  milliner

Mary White  milliner



1846 Slater’s Directory Newtownstewart


Nobility Gentry and Clergy

Miss Emily Barton  Newtownstewart

Miss Betty  Milltown House

Arthur William Colhoun JP  Crosh

Rev Francis Nash  Moyle Castle

Ref Richard H Nash DD  Moyle House

John Rodgers JP  The Cottage

John Smith esq.  Millbrooke

James Walker esq  Grenville

Rev Mervyn Wilson  Woodbrook


Professional persons

Arthur Crawford   Attorney at law

Ezekiel Galbraith  Day school

James Hamilton RN  surgeon

John McConnell  surgeon

National School

Patrick McMakin master Michael Cunney master

Joseph Andrew Nelson MD  Doctor and surgeon

John Patton  surgeon and apothecary

John G Ramsay  Attorney at law


Hotels Commercial Hotel : Susan OKane

Wellington Hotel :  William McFeeters



Peter Conway  grocer

Ann Dogerty  straw bonnet maker

Michael Donnelly tailor

Alexander Eakins  saddler

Alexander Flinn  shoemaker

Catherine Foster  haberdasher

George Fulton  grocer

John Hamilton  grocer and leather seller

Samuel Hood  grocer

Samuel Hood  grocer and earthenware dealer

Charles Hunter  draper

Sarah Jack  grocer

John Jordan  carpenter

Rebecca Keys  habderdasher

Robert Love  blacksmith

James McNamee  grocer

Ann Mcgrath  grocer

Matthewson Clark and Co   Grocers drapers and ironmongers

William Moore  haberdasher

Mark Mullen  grocer

Susanna OKane  grocer

James Ridell  whitesmith {tinsmith}

James Ross  grocer

Eliza Smith  straw bonnet maker

Samuel Spear  watch and clock maker

Hugh Toolan  blacksmith

Humphry White  leather dealer


*Spirit and Porter dealers

James Divin

Andrew Fulton

Jane Fulton

Michael McMackin

Bernard McNamee

Thomas O’Conner.


*Note that the number of  Public Houses had reduced from 13 in 1824

to just 6 in 1846






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