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Monthly Archives: December 2018

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From RBAI (Inst) to Clifton Street Cemetery: Burying the remains of dissected cavaders

By |December 31st, 2018|

As 1834 came to a close the final Poor House board meeting of the year was held on New Years Eve. At this meeting, the Board Members resolved to give a grave in the Pauper’s Ground to Dr Drummond, one of the visiting Physicians to the Poor House.

However, this was no ordinary grave. With the […]

136th Benn Christmas Dinner: the brothers behind the name

By |December 19th, 2018|

Today, 19th December 2018, marks the 136th annual Benn Christmas Dinner. But who were the Benn family and what was their association with the Belfast Charitable Society?

Edward (1798-1874) and George Benn (1801-1882), like many who supported the Belfast Poor House combined their keen business sense with a philanthropic spirit. The brothers originally came from Tandragee, […]

James Irwin, the House of Correction & Clifton Street Cemetery

By |December 15th, 2018|

On this day 185 years ago (15th December 1833) James Irwin was buried in the ‘New Burying Ground’, today known as Clifton Street Cemetery. He died aged 68 of cancer.

James was born c.1765 in Wellbrook, County Tyrone and moved to the town of Belfast where he resided with his family at Great Patrick Street. The […]

Dr Robert Stevenson: Poor House physcian & Benefactor

By |December 8th, 2018|

One of the first doctors in Belfast to offer their support to the Poor House by providing medical care to the poor for free was Dr Robert Stevenson. Dr Stevenson was called on to set broken legs and treat cancers in the Poor House.

Dr Stevenson was kept busy with work in the Poor House in […]

International Day for the Abolition of Slavery

By |December 2nd, 2018|

Today marks International Day for the Abolition of Slavery. The notion of slavery tends to bring us back to African slaves brought to America, however slavery continues as 21st Century problem.  The Belfast Charitable Society of the 18th and 19th centuries found themselves caught in the controversy surrounding this abhorrent trade.

Much of the conflict regarding […]