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Co. Tyrone Spinning Wheel Bounty List Menu
"Printed by B. & F. Williamson, Printers to the Right Hon. and Hon. the Trustees of the Linen Board."
Though, that I could not copy the italics, small caps, centering, etc., that appear in the original, because messages to the list have to go in plain text. Also note that the same number of wheels and looms detailed above appear in the intro of the Donegal and Down sections of the Flaxgrowers List, so represent the all-Ireland figures, not the county-specific ones.
What is the Spinning Wheel List- Flax Seed?
"A List of Persons to whom Premiums for sowing Flax-seed in the Year
1796 have been adjudged by the Trustees of the Linen Manufacture.
"Pursuant to the Scheme offered by them for encouraging the Growth of
Flax throughout the Kingdom, viz. 'To the Person who should sow between
the 10th Day of March and the 1st Day of June 1796, with a sufficient
Quantity of good sound Flax-seed, any Quantity of Land, well prepared
and fit for the purpose, not less than 1 Acre--4 Spinning Wheels, ---3
Roods 3 Ditto, ---2 Roods--2 Ditto, 1 Rood--1 Ditto. And to the Person
who should sow in like Manner any Quantity of like Land, not less than 5
Acres, a Loom, or Wheels, Reels, or Hatchells to the Value of 50
Shillings, and for every 5 Acres over and above the first five a like
"The Claimants for one Rood, who are entitled to one Wheel each, are
requested to apply to the County Inspector, Mr. Smapson Ingram, for
their Wheels, there being a sufficient Number ready to distribute among
them: The other Premiums will be discharged in Rotation as the Wheels
can be made, of which due Notice shall be given.
"Every Person preferring Reels may have two of them in lieu of a
"The Scheme of Premiums offered by the Board for the Year 1796, has had
so extensive an Effect, that it will require 37,135 Wheels to discharge
the One Rood Claimants; and not less than 88,719 Wheels, together with
227 Looms, to discharge the whole, which necessarily produces much delay
"As the highest Price is paid for the Wheels in order to have them of
the best Fabric, of seasoned Timber, and of full Size; no Claimant is to
recieve any Wheel deficient in any respect: They are all to be stamped
with the Board Seal before delivery, and with the Maker's Name.
"And in order to render the national benefit proposed by the Trustees
as efficacious as possible, they request that any neglect or delay of
the Inspector in delivering Wheels of the best quality and equal
excellence to the Pattern deposited with him, be instantly made know to
them by information to any Trustee, or to the Inspector General, or by
Letter to their Secretary, at the Linen-Office, Dublin.
"N.B. Any Inspector, Deputy Inspector, or Surveyor, or other Person
acting under him or them, who shall directly or indirectly receive any
Fee, Gratuity, or Reward for the performance of his duty, becomes by
such offence disqualified by Act of Parliament to hold any Employment
under the Linen Board."
--- Immediately afterwards, the parish-by-parish listing of people and wheels begins. At the end of the list it is signed:
"Linen Office James Corry, Sec.
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