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Shankill Graveyard, Lurgan, Co Armagh

Lord Lurgan


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Charles Brownlow M.P. for Armagh at Westminster, 1822-32, and raised to the peerage of the U.K by Queen Victoria, as Baron Lurgan on 14 May 1839. He was deeply interested in improving his estate and took a lively interest in and useful undertaking in the welfare of the people of Lurgan. He died on 30 April 1847 at he height of the Great Famine. During the winter before his death as chairman of the Lurgan Board of Guardians, he was constantly at his post alleviating distress and attending the wants of the Union, and there he caught the fatal malady typhus fever that terminated his life. Lord Lurgan was a firm member of Shankill Parish Church, but with out a single particle of bigotry; while stoutly and conscientiously holding his own.

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