A Guide to Belfast and the Counties of Down & Antrim (Google eBook)

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M'Caw, Stevenson & Orr, Limited, 1902 - Antrim (Northern Ireland : County) - 283 pages
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Page 216 - A Monograph of the PostTertiary Entomostraca of Scotland (including species from England and Ireland), Palaeontogr. Soc. (Monogr.), 1874, 1-232, pis 1-16. Brady. GS and Norman, AM 1889. A Monograph of the marine and freshwater Ostracoda of the North Atlantic and of Northwestern Europe.
Page 3 - Corporation to consist of a Sovereign, or chief magistrate, and twelve burgesses and commonalty, with the right of sending two members to Parliament. This charter was annulled by King James II., and a new one issued in 1688 ; but the original one was restored in 1690 by King William III. Other charters of a historic nature were also displayed upon the table, and the two silver maces rested upon cushions in u gilt case.
Page 251 - Rough field-stones untouched by hammer or chisel, not rounded, but fitted by their length to the curve of the wall, roughly coursed, widejointed, with spalds or small stones fitted into the interstices. Mortar, of coarse, unsifted sand or gravel.
Page 64 - Guide to the Collection of Rocks and Fossils belonging to the Geological Survey of Ireland, arranged in the Museum of Science and Art, by A.
Page 6 - O'Neills, Earls of Tyrone, and when their lands were confiscated in 1603. Belfast was the spoil of Sir Arthur Chichester, who colonised it with Devon men. In 1613 it was incorporated by Charter of James I, with the right of sending two members to Parliament. This Charter was annulled by James II and a new one issued in 1688. but the original was restored by George II. During the...
Page 269 - ... castle is full of stirring events, and vicissitudes of capture and recapture. It witnessed the landing of William III., who made it his base of action against James II. The last episode occurred about one hundred and forty years ago, when the French, under Thurot, took the castle, plundered it, and then demanded and received supplies from Belfast, and sailed away on the approach of the English reinforcements ; but the triumph was short, and the " Mareschal " was taken off the Isle of Man. The...
Page 232 - R. 95. The Freshwater Sponges of Ireland with Remarks on the General Distribution of the Group. Irish Natl., iv, 5, 122-31. 1 pi. Rev. ZC, ii, 587-8 HAKT, CA 95. On the Entomology of the Illinois River and Adjacent Waters'.
Page 6 - Ratepayers of three years' standing, constitute the present Corporation under the style and title of the Mayor, Aldermen and Burgesses of...
Page 252 - Spalds, but often badly bonded together. Mortar freely used. Stones laid in horizontal courses, welldressed and carefully worked to the round and batter, the whole cemented in strong plain mortar of lime and sand. Strong, rough but excellent ashlar masonry, rather open-jointed, and therefore closely analogous to the English-Norman masonry of the first half of the twelfth century; or, in some instances, finest possible examples of well-dressed ashlar.
Page 270 - Drake," off Carrick, on 24th April, 1778. The castle is still regarded as of sufficient importance to receive a shot or two of blank cartridge during the naval manoeuvres, when it is supposed to surrender, much to the disgust of the Antrim militia, who occupy it. ST. NICHOLAS

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