April 1, 1845
Armagh, County Armagh
March 25, at No. 6, Mountjoy-square, East, the lady of Wm. Humphreys, Esq., of Ballyhaise House, county of Cavan, of a daughter.
On the 27th ult., by the Rev. Wm. Sweeney, Presbyterian Minister of Croghan, Wm. C. M’Bride, Esq. of Alistragh, Armagh, to Mary Jane, daughter of Charles Magee, Esq., Tully, Killesandra.
On the 26th ult., in the parish church of Kilmore, by the Rev. Henry Cobb, Mr. John Hutchinson, eldest son of Mr. Samuel Hutchinson, Fruithill, to Miss Maria, only daughter of Mr. William Morison, Willmount, both of the county Armagh.
On the 19th ult., in Templemahery Church, by the Rev. M. Burke, Mr. James Jones, of Drumboe, near Lowtherstown, to Elizabeth, youngest daughter of Mr. Robert Evans, of Glenarn, near Lack.
March 22, in Tynan Church, by the Rev. Thomas Gervis White, Robert Todd Houston, Esq., Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland, to Mary, widow of the late Dr. Allan, and only child of the late Captain Moore, of Drummond, county of Tyrone.
On the 25th ult., at Honeybark, by the Rev. William Emslie, of the Free Church, Inch, George Troup, Esq., of the "Banner of Ulster", to Helen, third daughter ofWilliam Emslie, Esq., merchant, Aberdeen.
On the 27th ult., at Keady, by the bride’s father, the Rev. Henry Jackson Dobbin, of Ballymena, to Anne, daughter of the Rev. Joseph Jenkins.
On the 25th ult., by the Rev. Dr. Edgar, William Moffat, Esq., M.D., of Belfast, to Mary, eldest daughter of the Rev. Thomas Heron, of Springbank, County Derry.
On the 24th inst., in the Cathedral of Lisburn, by the Very Rev. the Dean of Ross, Mr. Arthur Morgan, to Catherine, daughter of Mr. James Vernon, both of Lisburn.
On Friday last, in Thomas-street, in this city, Mr. Hans Gordon, after an illness of only two days.
MARRIAGE IN HIGH LIFE.--The preliminaries for a matrimonial alliance have been concluded between Wm. Archdall, Esq., high sheriff of Enniskillen, brother to Captain Mervyn Archdall, M.P., and Emily Mary, the eldest daughter of the Hon. and Rev. J. C. Maude, and niece to Viscount Hawarden. The marriage is to take place early in the present month at Enniskillen church, when the ceremony will be performed by the bride’s uncle, the Hon. and Very Rev. Robert W. Maude, Dean of Clogher and Archdeacon of Dublin.
LINES ON THE DEATH OF MISS A. RICKARDS.
How blest are they who die in early youth,
Ere sin or sorrow stains the brow of truth ;
Ere the young heart knew ought of guilt or crime,
Or felt the heavy hand of ruthless time.
When every eye with tears of sorrow flow,
And every gentle bosom throbs with woe.
Ah! happy they, who thus have passed away
From grief and pain to realms of endless day ;
With nought but peace within the spotless bresast,
By Angels borne to everlasting rest !
Sure these are thoughts should sooth the breaking heart,
And comforts softest--sweetest--balm impart;
And yet, so gentle was the lovely maid,
In innocence and youth, and truth array'd,
That not e'en strangers could unmoved, perceive
Her sinking slowly to her early grave ;
But felt the pang of loving fond regret,
To see her sun of life so early set.
Forgetful that the great Almight pow'r
Loves to crop the young and beautous flower--
To snatch it from this world's tempestuous strife
To scenes of bliss in everlasting life!
Ah! why then weep, or heave the bursting sigh,
To see a soul translated to the sky?
To dwell with seraphs on that heav'nly shore,
Where earthly pangs can never reach her more.
Oh! happy change--beloved--yet tears will flow,
And nature pay the tribute of its woe.
The hearth is lonely, for she is not there,
And the fond parent sheds the sorrowing tear--
Yet let it sooth, and raise his soul elate,
To think how blissful now her happy state;
And when a few revolving hours are past,
Will meet her--where their joys shall ever last ;
To part no more--to part--oh! never, never,
But live in love for ever, and for ever!
THE SWELL MOB IN CORK.--With
the assizes a number of pickpockets arrived in
Cork, and with a view of protecting
the public, and punishing the depredations of
light-fingered gentry, Sub-inspector Walker
directed a few of
the constabulary to perambulate the streets in
This precautionary measure has not, however,
successful; for on Saturday the pocket of a
gentleman, Charles Putland, Esq., was picked in
Patrick-street of a pocket-book containing an
acceptance on the Carlow
bank of £225
5s.; nine one pound notes, and one
thirty-shilling note, all
of the Bank of Ireland.—Cork Constitution.
Leslie Hill, Armagh, March 17, 1845.
DEAR SIR--An account having appeared in the newspapers of this week of agrarian disturbances, and threats against myself, I beg of you to insert the following explanatory sketch of the affair, for the purpose of divesting it of the apparent mystery in which, at present, it seems enveloped. I had advanced some thousand pounds, from time to time, on the lands of Laragh, &c., near Carrickmacross, county Monaghan, and have lately become the proprietor of said lands, and the mills thereon, by assignment from the late owner, Mr. Wm. Oliver. Mr. J. Twigg (Dublin,) proprietor of extensive spinning-mills on the same property, rented three mills from me some months ago.—Because the late owner’s son was dissatisfied, and was arrested under an execution (this is the only reason known), a notice was put on the mills, to the effect, that if Mr. Ledlie, Mr. Twigg's agent and conductor, did not give up the mills, and stop work, that he would be shot; and as for Dr. Leslie (as they called me,) he would be shot like a dog at his own hall-door. The mill-race was cut, and the mills stopped. A similar notice was put on a man’s door who was in my employment. In this state of affairs a letter was read in the chapel-yard to the crowd, forbidding any one to work for me! Mr. Ledlie was again noticed to quit working the mills. This threat was, on the public high-road, at night, verbally delivered to him. He served notice of usrrendering the mills to me, though fear.--He said he did not wish becoming a martyr to the mistaken violence of a mob. On Tuesday last I visited the lands. One of my ploughmen left his work, and came to me to say, "that if he continued, he and his horses would be stuck; that people were gathering on the hill." I became alarmed for my own safety, and proceeded for protection to the nearest station of police (Ballytrane.) About three-quarters of a mile I was stopped on the way by a man, who, it appears, had seen me go away, and followed me. He wanted me back to Laragh, he said; he could not tell his business there ; would rather than a great deal have me where I was ten minutes before: I would see the hill covered with men, three on a ridge; they would soon settle with me. On looking round he saw my son coming up with a double gun, who had been told to follow me, as his informant said he saw a man follow me to raise the country and attack me.
Mr. Wallace, R.M., held an investigation next day. Many persons were summoned. The case was to have been heard on Thursday last, at the Ballibay Petit Sessions. At the earnest solicitations of the Rev. Eugene Maguire, P.P., Mr. G. Ledlie, Mr. Meares, and Mr. Nun, solicitors, I allowed the case to remain over till next bench day, and to issue new summonses in the meantime, if necessary. These are some of the facts.
Mr. Twigg was expending hundreds of pounds weekly in the neighbourhood in manufacturing industry. By the stoppage of the cloth-mills alone, from the threatening notices, two hundred hands will be thrown out of employment. They were occupied in the manufacture of brown Hollands, a new trade introduced into the country by Mr. Ledlie.
Thus the tide of wealth that was flowing through our valleys, enriching our solitudes, and giving employment to our starving population, has been arrested by the blind fury of mob violence. The rights of property are to be decided by the caprice and ignorance of a misguided peasantry, and not by the laws of the land. Justice has been dethroned, and the sanguinary demon--mob power--installed in her stead. The voice of industry is to be heard no more in our valleys. Idleness and poverty will take the place of employment and wealth ; insteady of industry and peace we shall have idleness and fear. The Laragh stream, "that in winter never overflows, nor in summer never goes dry" (fed by a large lake, the head of the river Erin,)affording an immense and unfailing water-power, is now to flow unproductive to the sea, instead of being a stream of wealth, announcing the glad tidings of employment, as it travelled through our plains, and bringing happiness and fertility to the land.--The wild injustice of revenge will banish confidence and capital from Laragh. The large mills erected thus will stand as mournful and silent testimonies of the blighting influence of popular storms--as monuments to the rising generation of the ignorance and barbarism of their fathers. Naked and hungry children will weep in idleness; old age will mourn for their sufferings, and every lover of his native land will deplore the calamity.
I lowered the rents on the lands of Laragh, &c., twenty per cent., within the last year. I never dispossessed a tenant. I have always preferred paying for pauper emigration among my tenantry to making them a tax on home industry in a poor-house. "What private griefs they have I know not."
Your insertion of this short sketch will much oblige me. I remain, with great respect, faithfully yours,
(From our own Correspondents.)
The following appointments of Churchwardens for the ensuing year, for the respective parishes and districts mentioned, were made at the annual vestries on Easter Monday last:--
ARMAGH.--Messrs. James Riddal and Thomas Armstrong, of Armagh.*
MOY--PARISH OF CLONFECLE.--Messrs. Thomas Wilford of Moy; and George Patterson, jun., of Grange.
DERRYGORTREAVY--PARISH OF CLONFECLE.--Messrs. Andrew Anderson of Carrowcolman ; and William Young of Mullalongfield.
BENBURB--PARISH OF CLONFECLE.--Messrs. Henry Marshall of Benburb; and Samuel Irwin of Carrowbeg.
KILLIMAN.--Messrs. Thomas Hazleton, of Bugban; and William Dawson, of Bovain.
MILLTOWN--PARISH OF TARTARAGHAN.--Messrs. Robert Croan, of Derry; and John Jackson, of Clonmacate.
CLONOR.--Messrs. William Abernethy, of Aghagallagh ; and Alexander Lee, of Clonor.
STEWARTSTOWN--PARISH OF DONAHENDY.--Messrs. Robt. Corrigan, of Donaghendy ; and Hammond Higginson, of Cloghfinn.
CHARLEMONT--PARISH OF LOUGHGALL.--Messrs. David Alderdice, jun., of Charlemont; and Joseph Hall, of Cor and Dunavally.
DUNGANNON--PARISH OF DRUMGLASS--Messrs. Richard Murray, and Richard Simmons, of Dungannon.
LOUGHGALL--Messrs. John Carroll, of Drummond, and Samuel Taylor of Ballynick.
*The Armagh vestry voted for a porter's lodge for St. Mark's, to be built by subscription from the parishioners. Dr. Elrington kindly offered ground for the purpose, and gave a plan of a beautiful cottage. The following gentlemen consented to act as a committee to carry out the object:--William Paton, George Robinson, Thomas Kidd, Thomas Dobbin, and John M’Kinstry, Esqrs.
CHURCH EDUCATION SOCIETY FOR IRELAND.The sixth annual meeting of this invaluable society was held on Thursday in the Round Room of the Rotunda. The attendance was numerous and most influential, as will appear by the following list of the names of those who occupied seats on and around the platform :--
[Transcriber’s note: Names, which were run in a very long paragraph in the original Armagh Guardian article, have been itemized and listed in alphabetical order below.]
ARMAGH, Venerable Archdeacon of;
ADAMS, Rev. A.;
BANDON, Earl of, Lord Bernard, M.P.;
"The Church Education Society for Ireland has
reached the close of the sixth year of its
existence, and it now
becomes the duty of your committee to lay
before you a
their proceedings within the past year, together
with a statement
of the present position of the society, and a
of its future prospects.
(From our Enniskillen Correspondent.)
JOHNSTON ANDERSON, Esq., has been appointed Registrar of Marriages, under the new act.
. . .
The person who wrote the threatening notice that was served on Mr. LEONARD, of Callowhill, has been apprehended; the writer is a National school-master, living in the neighbourhood. The pistol which was taken from Mr. LEONARD by the "Molly Maguires" has also been found; it was concealed in a bed belonging to one of the party.
INCENDIARISM.--MAGUIRESBRIDGE, MARCH 20.--On Saturday night last, or early on Sunday morning, a large turf stack at Ardunchin house, the residence of Rev. SYDNEY SMITH, D.D., rector of the parish of Aughalurcher, county Fermanagh, was discovered to be on fire, by a man who had been attending a sick cow. Fearing to go himself to the place where he discovered the fire, he went for a person who is in the employ of Dr. SMITH, and they gave the alarm to the inmates of the dwelling-house, when a messenger was despatched to Brookboro’ to procure assistance. The constabulary, under Captain ORMSBY, together with Lieutenant JOHN HILL and his party proceeded to the conflagration, and by the aid of numbers of the surrounding peasantry the dwelling-house and offices were saved from being consumed. A man who was lately discharged from the employ of Dr. SMITH is strongly accused of being guilty of the offence. The supposed incendiary was seen with his father at the turf-stack, on the night in question, and has since been taken into custody, and committed for trial by the Brookboro’ bench of Magistrates. --From a Correspondent.
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