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!! Ballina Chronicle; Feb 27, 1850 "Mansion in Queen's Co."

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  • Cathy Joynt Labath
    BALLINA CHRONICLE Ballina, Mayo, Ireland Wednesday, February 27, 1850 A MANSION AND FARM IN QUEEN S COUNTY WITHOUT A CLAIMANT! There is at present an
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      BALLINA CHRONICLE
      Ballina, Mayo, Ireland
      Wednesday, February 27, 1850

      A MANSION AND FARM IN QUEEN'S COUNTY WITHOUT A CLAIMANT!
      There is at present an unoccupied mansion, to which is attached three
      hundred and fifty acres, without a person to come forward to either claim or
      exercise the right of ownership. It is situate near Durrow, in the Queen's
      County, and it is called "Grennan." The peasantry in the locality taking
      advantage of this state of things, on last Monday entered the mansion and took
      down six marble chimney pieces, three of which they carried away, and would have
      also borne off with the other three, were it not that it was rumoured the police
      were approaching. The cutting of timber is also frequent, and can be practised
      with impunity - for the police having brought a man, caught in the act of
      timber-cutting, before the Justices at Durrow, their worships would not
      interfere, as there was no representative of the property forthcoming. The
      mansion is undergoing a state of thorough dilapidation, and the 350 acres are
      being denuded of their timber, and fast approaching a state of commonage. The
      property had been previously in possession of Richard Lalor, Esq., who abandoned
      it and went to America; the reported owner in fee, the Earl of Orkney, seems
      either to have forgotten that there is such a spot mapped on his Irish estates,
      or to consider that under the present auspices of Free-trade and Poor-rates, its
      loss would be a gain.-- Limerick Chronicle.

      Cathy Joynt Labath
      Ireland Old News
      http://www.IrelandOldNews.com/
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