The Market District Belfast
Dalton's Shop The Market
The Ray Sisters
Jobs of the Early Market People
Cattle Drovers.. Cow Wallopers, Sheep Drovers, Black Bag Dealers
Waste Paper Gathering, Fowl Dealers. Carmen,/Cart Drivers
Stables, Whitesmiths. Porters. Horse dealers, Horse Shoers
Pork Cutters, Tick Straw Dealer, Washer Woman, Lodging Houses
Pawnshops Owners, Brewery Workers, Gasworks Workers
Green Grocers Galore, Aerated water manufacturers, Bakery Workers
Abattoir Workers, Basket Makers,Eliza Street Spinning Co,
William McCann. Jews harp maker. Bricklayers Galore in late 1800’s.
Chimney Sweepers; For a chimney two stories, 6d.; three stories, 9d.; four stories 1s.; five stories 1s. 3d.; for a boiler, hot hearth, or oven, when kitchen chimney not swept, 6d.Only the higher recommended sweeps would be allowed to work on the chimneys of the bigger houses.
Loads of room for stables and carts hence you had many locals earning their living in the transportation trade and contributory trades such as Horse shoeing , and barrel repairing, and one enterprising man set up a hand cart manufacturing yard .These hand carts were still used by rag men and small builders right into the early 1960’s in Belfast.
A LOOP HOLE IN THE LAW; New List of Rates for Carmen, Porters, etc. Agreed upon by the Police Commissioners, October 26, 1838
All Car Men, Porters, etc., plying for hire within the Town of Belfast, and the precincts thereof, shall be paid the following rates, when no private agreement has been made at a lower rate. And if any person shall demand or receive a greater Sum, or refuse to take a Fare in his regular turn, he shall forfeit and pay a fine of 10s.
House of Correction
Erected by presentment of the Grand Jury of the County of Antrim, in the year 1817; site, south side of Henrietta Street, being a continuation of the line of Donegall Square South; length of its front, 236 feet, rear enclosure extends back 230 feet. The prison is divided into two separate parts, the right for females, and left for the male convicts. Greatest number of persons during the current year, 74.
Public worship every Sunday, by the respective chaplains. The chapel is so contrived, that the males and females do not see each other at worship. A committee of gentlemen meet on Mondays, in the house, for the inspection if the prison discipline; and are found of inestimable use in promoting the morals and industry of the inmates.
1852 Murphy Street
from Verner Street to Eliza Street
1. James Brown, spirit dealer
3. William Clarke, labourer
" John King, printer
6. Mary Campbell, school mistress
Eliza McCutcheon, white worker
new houses not finished
John Murphy's brick and tile yard; residence, Hamilton Street
5. Joseph Campbell, carpenter
7. Archd. Burnett, ornamental painter
9. Richard Stanfield, gentleman (Stanfield, James, Gentleman, 36 York Street.
Stanfield, Robert, Gentleman, 9 Murphy Street.)
20. Robert Moore, carpenter
18. Hugh Gilmore, baker
16. Robinson Lappan, carpenter
14. James Murray, printer
12. Thomas Bennet, moulder
10. Alex. Thompson, carpenter
8. James McCrea, plasterer
6. Henry Turney, carpenter
4. John Holland, salesman in H. H. Hanny's, 13 Donegall Street
2. William Davey, painter
1843 Murphy, John, Timber & Slate Merchant, Manufacturer of Bricks, Tiles & Pottery, 3 Hamilton Street.
Murphy also owned a flax Mill slightly north of what we now call The Market area.(Near Tea Lane Fountain)(Sandy Row)The mill was famous for its ghost story long even after it was demolished.
1843 Constabulary Barracks, 102 Cromac Street.
Belfast: number of manufactories recorded
1807: anchor smiths 1, bakers 13, block and pump makers 2, bookbinders 4, boot and shoe makers 24, braziers 1, breeches makers 2, brewers 4, cabinet makers 8, calico and cotton yarn makers 1, calico manufacturers 1, cambric manufacturers 1, cap makers 1, cart makers 1, coach makers 1, confectioners 4, cotton machine makers 1, cotton manufacturers 13, cotton wool and tow card manufacturers 2, coopers 5, copper and tin smiths 1, copper smiths 2, cork cutters 2, curriers 4, cutlers 2, distillers 1, dyers 4, fancy chair makers 2, farming utensil makers 1, founders 1, fustian and calico manufacturers 2, fustian and cotton manufacturers 1, fustian, calico and muslin manufacturers 1, glass manufacturers 1, glovers and breeches manufactories 1, glovers and skinners 2, glue manufacturers 1, guilders and chair makers 1, gun smiths 1, hat manufacturers 5. hosiers 4, joiners 2, last makers 1, machine makers 2, mantua makers 1, milliners 4, muslin manufacturers 13, paper manufacturers 2, peruke makers 3, reed makers 2, rope and sail manufacturers 1, rope and twine manufacturers 4, saddle manufacturers 9, salt manufacturers 1, salt refiners 1, shipbuilders 2, silk dyers 1, smiths 5, soap boilers and tallow ehandlers 11, starch manufacturers 2, stay makers 1, stocking frame makers 1, stone and marble yards 1, stone cutters 3, sugar manufacturers 2, tailors 7, tanners 10, tobacco and snuff manufacturers 4, tobacconists I, turners 1, umbrella makers I, upholsterers 2, vinegar and mead manufacturers 1, vitriol works 1, watch and clock manufacturers 12, whitesmiths 1 (Sinyth and Lyons).
1824: alabaster and blue manufacturers 1, artificial flower makers 1, bakers 27, basket makers 1, bellows makers 1, blacking manufacturers 1, block and pump makers 4, bookbinders 6, boot and shoe makers 3 1, brass founders 6, braziers, coppersmiths and tin plate workers 8, brewers 5, bridle, bit and stirrup makers 1, brush makers 4, cabinet makers 11, calico printers 4, canvas manufacturers 1, carpenters and joiners 10, cart makers 5, check manufacturers 1, chemical manufacturers 3, coach builders 5, confectioners 9, coopers 16, corduroy manufacturers 1, cork cutters 2, cotton spinners and manufacturers 19, cutlers 3, distillers 1, dyers 9, engravers and copperplate printers 5, flour millers 3, glass cutters 3, glass manufacturers 4, glovers and breeches manufacturer 2, glue manufacturer 3, gun makers 3, hat manufacturers 6, iron founders 5, japanners 1, leather cap makers 1, machine makers 5, milliners and dress makers 13, muslin manufacturers 53, muslin bleachers 5, paper manufacturers 4, rope and sail makers 6, saddlers and harness makers 10, saddlers’ ironmongers 1, salt manufacturers 3, ship builders 2, ship chandlers 4, silversmiths 2, sizers 10, spruce, pop and ginger beer manufacturers 1, starch and blue manufacturers 5, stay makers 3, stone and marble yards 6, straw bonnet makers 13, tallow chandlers 20, tanners 12, thread manufacturers 1, tobacconists 11, umbrella and parasol makers 2, vinegar makers 1, vitriol manufacturer 3, watch and clock makers 15, wheelwrights and turners in wood 5, whip makers 2, whitesmiths and bell hangers 7, wireworker 1 (Pigot).
1839: aerated water and ginger beer brewers 7, alabaster manufacturers 3, bleachers 10, blue dyers 3, bookbinders 8, brass and iron founders 4, brass founders 11, brewers 6, brick and tile makers 3, brush, bellows and trunk makers 3, boot and shoe manufacturers 48, button blue manufacturers 1, card makers 2, cart wrights 4, coach makers 8, coach wrights I, comb and spoon makers 4, confectioners 14, copper and tin plate workers 12, cork cutters 5, cotton spinners 7, distillers 2, flax spinners 15, flour millers 3, glass manufacturers 2, glue manufacturers 2, gun makers 5, hatters 4, hosiery 6, iron founders and machine makers 4, linen manufacturers 10, linen thread manufacturers 2, maltsters 4, manufacturing chemists 4, milliners 5, muslin manufacturers 46, paper makers 2, piano forte makers and turners 2, rectifying distillers 4, rope and twine makers 7, saddlers and harness makers 13, ship builders 2, sewed muslin manufacturers 7, shuttle makers 3, soap and candle manufacturers 22, starch manufacturers 8, stay and corset makers 9, straw bonnet makers 19, sweet manufacturers 3, tailors 31, tanners 3, tobacco manufacturers 15, umbrella makers 3, watch and clock makers 13, watch glass makers 3, weather glass makers 2, wireworker and flour machine manufacturers 1 (Martin).
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