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1. Extract from Church of Ireland Marriage License Bonds, Diocese of Clogher. The Diocese of Clogher takes an area comprising part of Tyrone, Fermanagh and parts of Armagh. Monaghan and Cavan. Marriage License Bonds date from 1630-1800.

Charles Brownlee married Elizabeth Robinson in 1823

Thomas Brownlee married Jane Parker in 1807

John Brownlow married Anne Scallan in 1825


2. Clogher Cathedral, Co Tyrone. The present cathedral was built in 1744, when Bishop John Sterne was in charge.


3. Joan Brownlee from Cleenish who is a treasurer of the Mother’s Union in the Diocese of Clogher (as at 14/03/2011).


4. Marriage extract by Col. & Lesley Potter:
Number 42. Portadown (No. 5-13) Marriage on 2 January 1828. John Brownlee of Drumcree married Mary Willis also of Drumcree. License witnesses were Edward Brownlee and Arthur Dor Pat----? Officiated by Rev. Robert Henry. The bride and groom signed with an ‘X’. Source: MIC/1/66.


5. 1870 Burials at Saint Luran's Parish Church, Derryloran.

Thomas Brownlee of Gortalowry was buried on 15 January 1870, died aged 60. William Barker performed the service


6. Ballygawley Directory – 1880. Ballygawley, a nice little village in County Tyrone, the property of Sir John Stewart, Bart., 11 miles from Dungannon Railway Station. It contains a brewery and distillery, and a corn mill; 1 mile from the town is the Lisdourt Spinning Mill and Flax Mill. A monthly fair is held the 2nd Friday of the month and a market is every Friday throughout the year where you can find for sale potatoes, oats, butter, etc. Petty Sessions are the 3rd Tuesday of each month - John Macartney, clerk.

Edward Brownlee, nailer


7. Birth, Marriage and Death Records of County Tyrone. People in North Monaghan was transcribed and submitted by David Hall.

Glennan Parish. Notice in Newspaper. Marriages on 3 February 1875.

BROWNLEE ROBINSON - William Robinson son of William Robinson, Derrykintone, Aghaloo Parish, County Tyrone married Eliza Brownlee daughter of John Brownlee, Annaghroe, Aghaloo Parish, County Tyrone. Witnesses: Charles Campbell and Robert Bunban.


8. Parish Register Camus Tyrone - Births & Christenings 1802–1873. Transcribed from LDS Film 933419 by Jim Crabtree.

Margaret Harper born 15 September 1830 to Thomas Harper and Catherine Brownlee. Serial number 00822-9

Mary Harper born 15 September 1830 to Thomas Harper and Catherine Brownlee. Serial number 00823-0


9. Dungannon - Bradshaws General Directory 1820 (Published by Thomas Bradshaw, Newry and printed by Alexander Wilkinson at the Telegraph Office, Newry, 1819). Transcribed by Len Swindley.

Brownlee, John, constable, Perry Street


10. Marriages, Urney Parish, County Tyrone and Donegal 1826-1869. Transcribed by Len Swindley. Extracted from personal notices inserted in the Strabane Morning Post, Londonderry Sentinal and Londonderry Standard. Urney Parish straddles the Tyrone-Donegal County line Between Strabane and Castledurg. This file includes marriages recorded in both Counties. March 19 1858.

On the 12th instant, in Urney Church, by the Rev. B.B. Gough, Mr. James Brownlee, of Strabane, to Margaret, daughter of Mr. Robert Moore, of the same place.


11. Householders Index - Urney Parish - Part 1 (Acheson - McCafferty)

URNEY PARISH, (Part of) LOWER STRABANE BARONY, STRABANE PLU, COUNTY TYRONE~(Remainder of parish in West Omagh Barony and in County Donegal)~

Griffith's Valuation Year 1860 - Tithe Applotment Book Years 1825 & 1827. Information contributed by Doreen Edgar.

NB. In the Surname Index - G is for the number of times a surname appears on the Griffith's Valuation in that parish and the T is if the surname is on the Tithe Applotment Book for the parish.

Brownlee – G


12. Householders Index - Clogher Parish (Part 1). Clogher Parish, Clogher Barony, Clogher Plu., County Tyrone.

Griffith's Valuation Year 1860 - Tithe Applotment Book Year 1829. Information contributed by Vynette Sage.

In the Surname Index - G is for the number of times a surname appears on the Griffith's Valuation in that parish and the T is if the surname is on the Tithe Applotment Book for the parish.

Brownlee – T


13. Urney Parish, Griffith's Valuation Index of Names.

Thomas Brownlee in Magirr.


14. Killyman Confirmation Records 1843. (Killyman Parish) Information supplied by Rose Cranston.

Page number 171 in Lowertown. No. 160 Margaret Brownlee aged 14.


15. Stewartstown Slater's Commercial Directory 1846 – Stewartstown or Steuartstown, is a highly respectable and flourishing little market-town in the parish of Donaghenry, barony of Dungannon, county of Tyrone; about 100 miles n. from Dublin, 51 w. from Belfast, 45 s. from Coleraine, 20½ n. from Armagh, 10 s. from Moneymore, 7½ n.n.e. From Dungannon, 5½ s.s.e. from Cookstown, and 3 n. by e. from Coal-Island; situated on the road from Armagh to Coleraine and about 3 miles w.n.w. from the nearest point of Lough Neagh. This place derived its original name Stewartstown, from Sir Andrew Stewart, to whom James I. granted the surrounding district; in the year 1608, or soon afterwards, he erected a castle, or rather converted other buildings into one, and laid the foundation of the present town. The surrounding country is undulated and fertile, except perhaps that part contiguous to Lough Neagh, the land of which is flat and marshy.

Constabulary Station - John Brownlee, constable.


16. Some of the famous people who went to Ravarnette Primary School.

Tom Brownlee became a chemist and emigrated to a small village in Canada called Rocky Mountain House. Later he became famous when oil was discovered there.


17. Ravarnette Veal - One cannot but be filled with a sense of awe and wonder when, as I did the other day talking to Mr. Brownlee, discover that the very first Veal Farm in Northern Ireland started in the quiet, unassuming and unpretentious surroundings of Mr. Brownlee's Farm at Ravarnette, at the top of the hill, on past Mr. Bittle's Shop. It started around 1960 on the Dutch System. Good management, cleanliness and the right contacts played a major role in the success of the Glenallen Veal Company as it later became known as. Agents in Enniskillen who were Cooneyites and wore strange hats like the Pilgrim Fathers procured 7 to 10-day old calves mainly Friesians from all over Ireland, even as far a field as Limerick, and arranged for them to be sent to the Veal Farm at Ravarnette. There they were started off with a special diet of glucose and water with milk powder added later, After 16 weeks they were killed at the Abattoir on a Friday morning, collected on Friday night, sent across to England in a special refrigerated container lorry and arrived in London on Sunday morning. The very first batch was sent to Holland where they were examined by experts and classed as 'excellent' and sent on to Milan in Italy for retail sale. The average weight of the calves was 250 lbs.

Mr. Rooney who used to work in the Ravarnette Weaving Factory and received his education in Ravarnette Primary School put Mr. Brownlee in contact with their best agents in London, namely G. & A. Webb. These agents arranged for the bulk of the veal to be sold to London's most famous store Harrods.

Sad to say, The Ravarnette Veal Farm had to close in 1970 due to what has become a worldwide disease, affecting us all, inflation. However, not far away Mr. Roy Allen carries on a similar Veal Farm in the Maze.

Written by Mrs. M. Bell. Ravarnette is in Lisburn, Northern Ireland


18. Brownlee Primary School, Wallace Avenue, Lisburn, County Antrim BT27 4AA

The History of Brownlee Memorial Primary School

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