Freeman's Journal

6 February 1836


  Died, on the 31st ult., in the 105th year of his age, Mr Henry M'CLORNAN, of Barrack-street, Belfast.  He was born in the parish of Dunean, where he reared a family of ten children.  His seven sons were buried in Cranfield, and three daughters yet living, the eldest of whom is only 19 years younger than her father, having been born in 1750.  He retained his faculties to the last, being able to give his blessing to all whom he saw or recollected a few minutes before he died.  He was the old man mentioned in The Northern Whig of the 10th of September last, as having stood sponsor for a child, in the month previous, for the great grandmother of which child he stood sponsor seventy-two years ago!

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