Thursday, 15 March 2012
A history of the paper indicates it carried little Irish news until the 1840s that overlooks the many advertisements, such as shown in the image from the 9-12 October 1792 issue offerring a reward for the return or information leading to the capture of Edward Magreevy, a deserter from the 22nd Regiment of Foot.
Although the Ancestry version is only page images a search for Magreevy at the The Belfast Newsletter Index, 1737-1800 would find the reference for the item above.
The Belfast Newsletter is available from 1828 to 1900 at the British Newspaper Archive and British Library 19th Century Newspapers where you can conduct a free search to direct you to the corresponding image at Ancestry..
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