JOHN ARMSTRONG

Owned a small farm and pub at Cumwhinton.

 

He advertised a cottage and bake house to let in January 1851.

 

He was selling off farm stock

 

Sale on 2nd February 1852 at Cumwhinton in the parish of Wetheral the property of Mr John Armstrong.

10 cattle

3 horses

2 sows and 2 boars 2 shots

12 large tacks of grain

1 stack of lea hay

Husbandry implements

 

CARLISLE JOURNAL 16TH JANUARY 1852

 

In December 1852 he advertised a pigeon shoot.

 

PIGEON SHOOT

Johgn Armstrong, Horse and Jockey Inn, Cumwhinton, intends giving £2 to shoot for at pigeons, with 2s 6d entrance added on Friday the 24th inst. Also 10s for a hound trail and 10s to quoit for. J.A. can issue an abundant supply of pigeons. A ball in the evening as usual see hand bill.

 

CARLISLE JOURNAL 10TH DECDEMBER 1852.

 

He first advertised the house and land and the ‘newly erected’ public house known as the Horse and Jockey in August 1854. The advertisement of the sale of the house and land was repeated in November 1854 and again in January 1855.

 

VALUABLE FREEHOLD PROPERTY CUMWHINTON

To be sold by auction Monday 12th March 1855 if not by previous private treaty at the request of Mr John Armstrong, Cumwhinton in the parish of Wetheral in the county of Cumberland, all that freehold messuage and tenement situated at Cumwhinton aforesaid. Consisting of a good dwelling house, barn, byre, stable, cottage, bake ho, orchard ,garden and 19A 1R 4p more or less or excellent arable and meadow ground of good quality and in a good state of management with a pew in Wetheral church and will be sold either altogether or in the following lots

Lot 1 A good dwelling ho. Barn, byre, stable, cottage, bake ho, a pew in Wetheral church and 1A 2R 1P of excellent ground and orchard and garden

                                                                                                                         A             R             P

Lot 2 Quarry Croft & Brow                                                                                   2              3              0

LOT 3 Wannals                                                                                                   4              2              26

LOT 4 White Lea                                                                                                 2              1              33

Lot 5 Acres                                                                                                        1              2              22

                Stripes Dale                                                                                       0              1              18

Lot 6 Moss                                                                                                         2              1              25

Lot 7 Half Acres Fold                                                                                           3              1              27

 

The whole of the above premises are freehold the dwelling house and all the buildings are in good repair and situate in the village of Cumwhinton and the other parcels are contiguous to the same and within a mile of Wetheral Station on the Newcastle and Carlisle Railway. Mr John Armstrong owner on the premises will show the different parcels.

 

CARLISLE JOURNAL 2ND MARCH 1855

 

He had advertised his stock for sale previously

 

To be sold by auction 19th January 1855 for Mr J Armstrong of Cumwhinton

20 head of cattle of Galloway and Half Shorthorn breeds

Comprising 6 spring calving cows and heifers

Horses comprising          1 good draught mare

                                               1 good grey husbandry mare harness broke

                                                1 good colt rising 3

Sheep comprising            30 good cheviot hogs

20 swine comprising of  10 good porkers

                                                2 good breeding sows

                                                8 spring feeding shots

Crop 12 stacks of grain comprising of     3 stacks of yellow chaff

                                                                                2 stacks creeping red wheat

                                                                                7 stacks oats adapted seed

1 large stack lea hay well got

Quantity of lea hay

Quantity of turnips

2 good carts, plough, harrows, cart and ploughing gear. Winnowing machine, turnip cutter, potato weights and scales, grindstone, barrel churn, turnip rails.

Also 1 good gig and harness

 

CARLISLE JOURNAL 12TH JANUARY 1855.

 

It is probable that some or all of the land advertised above was not sold because in 1856 the following advert appeared.

 

Sale at Cumwhinton of land owned by John Armstrong in occupancy of John Pattinson

 

CARLISLE JOURNAL 8TH FEBRUARY 1856

 

1851 CENSUS ENTRY

 

JOHN ARMSTRONG                                         52           FARMER 60 ACRES                        LANERCOST

MARY ARMSTRONG        WIFE                         48                                                              CARLISLE

MARY ARMMSTRONG    DAUGHTER                  23                                                             CUMWHINTON

WILLIAM ARMSTRONG  SON                            21                                                            CUMWHINTON

JOHN ARMSTRONG         SON                          15                                                            CUMWHINTON

JOHN ARMSTRONG         NEPHEW                    18           FARM LAB                                   BEAUMONT

ELIZABETH ARMSTRONG NIECE                       15           HOUSE SERVANT                         BEAUMONT

MARGARET CREIGHTON MOTHER IN LAW          75                                                            CUMWHINTON