That is another really excellent find! Thank you very much for posting it, and please post anything similar. A "spirit, grocery and beer-dealer's premises." I would have thought it had to be Fortwilliam Cash Stores which was there, at the end of Fortview Terrace (where Peggy's hairstylist was in our day); however, the description of 1 acre of ground with the property baffles me! Though it's possible that each of those houses stretched back to the lough in sizeable plots. So could this indeed be Peggy Barclay's old Inn? Right now I haven't a clue, but I'm going to enjoy working it out! The more this Fortwilliam area is looked at, the more mysteries it throws up!
The very fact that you have also shown another advert for "Loughview" shows that the terrace names were referred to, so that maybe rules out the above being "Fortwilliam Cash Stores" as it would have said something like, "at Fortview" or "Fortview Terrace."
But what does it mean, "held by free-farm grant at £40 a year." ? Is this the farmlands on Ringan Point which were to become Lewis and Creighton's farms by my Mother's day?
This thread really is SUPERB. All those years ago when I started thinking about all this I'd no idea that some day it would mushroom like this, and others would be coming forward with photo's and pieces of information.
Jim, this is really good. I think groover said ages ago that he remembered the allotments at the back of those houses. Now what I'd like to hear from anyone who remembers, and who can internally visualise space, is it conceivable that these houses each sat in an acre?
Marvellous stuff, and most definitely a further clue to the lay of the land around Ringan Point.