May 20, 1845
Armagh, County Armagh
On the 18th inst., in Caledon Church, by the Rev. J. Chamley, Mr. Andrew Bampton, of Strabane, to Frances Elizabeth, fourth daughter of Henry Pilkington Ogle, Furz Park, County Meath.
In Benburb Church, on Tuesday, the 13th inst., by the Rev. Richard Wrightson, Mr. Andrew Wilson, of the Ordnance Survey department, to Miss Caldwell, of this City.
On Friday, the 9th inst., in Portadown Church, Thomas Sinnamon, jun., Esq., to Margaret Maria, eldest daughter of James Kinkead, Esq., of Tandragee, and sister to G. Kinkead, Esq., of Portadown.
On the 14th inst., in the Wesleyan Chapel, Sandys-street, by the Rev. Mr. Carey, Mr. Isaac Glenny, to Miss Anna Harcourt, third daughter of the late Mr. Richard Harcourt, both of Newry.
On the 12th inst. in Portadown Church, Robert Wilson, Esq., of Lisburn, to Susanna, only daughter of David Hammond, Esq., of the Excise.
Yesterday, in Scotch-street, at the house of her son, Mr. Robert Barnes, Mrs. Barnes, relict of the late Wm. Barnes, Esq., of this City, in the 71st year of her age, much and deservedly regretted.
At the residence of her uncle, in Dobbin-street, Armagh, aged 16 years, Isabella, daughter of the late Mr. James Star, of this City.
On the 10th inst., in the 88th year of her age, at the house of her son, Mr. Archibald Johnston, of Middletown, Mrs. Rachel Johnston, widow of the late Mr. M. Johnston, of Derryhaw, near Tynan. In all the relations of life she was most exemplary, meek, and humble; she enjoyed comfort in death, and fell asleep in Jesus, in true and certain hope of a glorious resurrection.
On Wednesday, the 14th instant, at Summer Hill, in this county, the residence of her mother, Jane Anne, wife of Mr. Richard C. Vogan, of this City, Merchant, in the 28th year of her age.
At Caledon, on Wednesday, the 14th inst., Anne, eldest daughter of Mr. John Taggart.
On the 15th of March, at Meerat, Eliza Euphemia, wife of Lieutenant Frederick Thornton Raikes, of her Majesty's 62d Regiment, and second daughter of John Hamilton, Esq.
May 11, in Stephen's-green, Dublin, Rev. James M'Kee, Wesleyan minister, aged twenty-eight years. He was a young man of humble piety, fervent zeal, and much usefulness.
On the 9th inst., at Caledon, Mr. Marcus M'Clean.
On the 15th inst., at his residence, Annslough, near Middletown, of a tedious and painful illness, which he bore with the most Christian patience and resignation, the Rev. Bernard Loughran, P.P., of Tynan. The Rev. deceased commenced his clerical career under the late venerated R. C. Primate, Dr. Curtis, as curate, in Drogheda, where his mission is still remembered with unabated affection and attachment by all who shared the benefit of his care and example. He was subsequently--after some other changes in Louth--appointed to the parochial charge of Camlough, near Newry, from whence he was removed, on the death of the Rev. Mr. Lappan, by cholera, in 1834, to his late parish, Tynan. For the well-known faithful discharge of his onerous duties eulogium may, perhaps, be uncalled for ; but for the practice of every social quality that can endear man to man, he was pre-eminent, and deserves our kindest remembrances. In private life, the wide circle of his numerous and attached friends will best attest the steadiness of his friendships, which, when once formed, no reverse of fortune or change of circumstances could lessen or abate. By old and young he was equally beloved; and the friendly violence manifested by his parishioners to retain his remains among them, when his relatives, with a natural desire wished to inter him with his ancestors, is a sufficient evidence that he was to them a true and acceptable pastor. As a scholar and theologian, his attainments were varied and extensive, and as a patriot, whilst his opinions were most decided and uncompromising in the cause of his country, he secured by his urbanity of manner and toleration for those who differed with him, the warmest regards of all. The numerous attendance at his funeral of his dissenting brethren is the strongest proof of their esteem, and his own liberality. By all who (like the writer) enjoyed the happiness of a long intimate acquaintance with him, his loss will be severely felt ; but whilst we mourn his departure from amongst us, we have the consolation to know that if we discharge our various duties as he has done, and live as he lived, we may again be united with him for a happy eternity. Requiescat in pace.--(Communicated.)
of Armagh, slater, was committed to jail, on Wednesday the 14th
instant, for passing a forged cheque on the Provincial Bank of Ireland,
Armagh, to THOS. A. SHILLINGTON, of Portadown, for ten pounds, and
signed G. ENSOR; also to JOHN BERNICE and JAMES M'MAHON, of Newry, two
cheques on the Belfast Banking Company, one for eight, and another for
five pounds and signed A. COPE, and having in his possession two
cheques on the Belfast Bank for five pounds each, fifteen blank
cheques, and a brass cock. He is for trial at the ensuing assizes.
PETER MAGILL and his
son MICHAEL MAGILL have been committed to our county jail, for the
wilful murder of a CHRISTOPHER JORDAN on the 8th April last.
TESTIMONIAL TO SURGEON
LEEPER OF KEADY.--In our advertising columns will be found a very
pleasing and flattering address, presented by the inhabitants of
Clogher [Co Tyrone], to SURGEON LEEPER, of Keady, accompanied by a more
substantial mark of their esteem, a handsome service of plate.
AND PRESENTATION OF PLATE TO
ON THURSDAY, the 15th instant, a Deputation from Clogher, consisting of the Rev. WILLIAM B. ASHE, Rev. JOHN HANNA, and ANDREW MILLAR, Esq., arrived in Keady for the purpose of presenting the following Address and a SERVICE of PLATE to Doctor LEEPER, on his removal from that neighbourhood :
On the occasion of your leaving Clogher, to take charge of the Keady Dispensary, we, the inhabitants of Clogher and its vicinity, are anxious to express the regret which we feel, and which we know is very generally felt in this neighbourhood at your removal from amongst us. At the same time, on your own account, we congratulate you on your appointment to a situation
where your professional services will be more amply remunerated, and we desire to present you with this address, as a public expression of our esteem, and to assure you of our best wishes for your future prosperity and happiness. We are fully persuaded that the same kindness and urbanity of manner, and humane and skilful attention to the sick, which have endeared you to all classes with us, will procure for you, in your new locality the affection, esteem, and confidence of those who may henceforth have the pleasure of your acquaintance, and the benefit of your professional advice ; and as a memento of our affectionate regard, we beg to present you with these articles of plate, accompanied with our sincere wishes that you may live long to enjoy them.
I cannot express the gratification and pleasure with which I receive your kind address and valuable gift, and, I do indeed, feel ill able to thank you as I ought for the honor you have this day done me.
I need no parting word to be assured of the kind feeling and sincere friendship which have so long characterised our intercourse. The consciousness of possessing your confidence in the discharge of the duties of a profession, at all times arduous, was to me ever a source of true pleasure; and the convincing proof you have now given me, that I carry with me your warmest sympathies and best wishes, will alleviate the regret I have felt at separation from friends so valued, and serve as a powerful incentive to increased exertion in my new sphere of labour.
For these, and all the past marks of your favor, accept my warmest thanks,
And believe me, Gentlemen,
With sincere and affectionate regard,
Ever your faithful friend and servt.,
have received numerous complaints from several respectable individuals
respecting the numbers of carts that pass through this city without
having the names of the owners legibly printed, according to act of
parliament. We know that in many parts of the county the authorities
are strictly enforcing the penalty for non-compliance with the statute,
and, we trust, the vigilance of our city authorities and the
constabulary will be directed more to the matter.
MARKING OF ARMS.--The
marking of arms for this district is now going on in the Court-house.
We understand that many who have served notice are not coming forward,
to the great annoyance of the constabulary. As the time specified
expires in a few days, parties ought to embrace the opportunity.
It will be seen that Mr.
TURNER has returned to his native city, and embarked in business,
as an advertisement of which appears in our columns.
SADDLERY.--We beg to
direct the attention of our friends to an advertisement from the
respectable establishment of Mr. M'FARLAND. If superior workmanship,
combined with punctuality and despatch of orders, be recommendations to
any concern, Mr. M'FARLAND may calculate not only on continued, but
more extensive patronage.
The Earl of CHARLEMONT
has arrived in Grosvenor-street, London, from his seat in the County
(From our Enniskillen Correspondent.)
MURDER.—Another victim has been added to the fearful catalogue of murders lately committed in and adjoining this county. On Wednesday night last as a man of the name of GALLAGHER, who resided at Ballyconnell, was returning home he was stopped on the road by two ruffians, each armed with loaded pistols, and after exchanging some words with GALLAGHER, they deliberately, and without the least provocation shot him on the spot. The unfortunate man pursued them for upwards of fifty yards, but from the loss of blood he immediately expired. The Molly Maguires are the party accused of the cold-blooded murder.
On Friday last, a woman of the name of STEWART was committed to our county gaol for the murder of her own child.
GENERAL SIR LOWRY COLE’S TESTIMONIAL.—We learn Mr. SAMUEL MOORE has been declared the contractor for the erection of this testimonial, at £1,000. Its site is to be on the Fort hill, East Bridge, Enniskillen, and is very much to resemble Lord CALEDON’s pillar, or NELSON’s in miniature.
The current report and belief is, that -------- Hamilton, Esq., brother to J. P. Hamilton, Esq., of Oakfield, Clones, will be appointed Clerk of the Peace for the
county Fermanagh, in room of Adam Nixon, Esq., deceased.
The Committee of the Lough Erne Navigation have commenced, and are actively prosecuting their labours at the West-bridge, Enniskillen, under the superintendence of Mr. DOYLE, one of the Shannon Navigation Superintendents.
The Primate of Ireland,
Lord Beresford, applies £1,700 a year of his income to promote
the education of the poor. We regret to say that Mr. Butt’s state of
health is still such as to preclude him from attending to professional
business, too early attention to business having brought on a relapse
of the inflammatory rheumatism, under which he laboured during the
Hilary Term. Mr. Butt was retained on the part of the respondent in the
cause of Smith v. Dungannon, specially fixed to be heard before the
House of Lords on the 19th instant, but his illness will render it
impossible for him to attend.—Saunders.
On Wednesday evening last,
the Derryscollop and Ardress tenantry were entertained at dinner by
their respected and highly-valued landlord, B. T. BALFOUR, Esq., jun.,
of Townley-hall, on the occasion of the baptism of his infant son and
heir. The spacious dining-room and hall of Fairlawn were beautifully
laid out for the occasion ; and the dinner, as might be expected at the
table of Mr. SINCLAIR, was sumptuous, and amply provided with every
variety the season afforded. After the cloth was removed THOMAS
SINCLAIR, Esq., was called to the chair, and delivered an excellent
speech, when he proposed the healths of B. T. BALFOUR, Esq., Lord of
the Soil--Mrs. Balfour-- B. R. T. Balfour, son and heir--Mrs.
Rennel--Col. Verner--all of which were warmly received, and ably
responded to by Messrs. S. CORRIGAN, T. JOHNSTON, and others.-- Several
other toasts were given, and the company separated, after expressing
their gratitude at the kindness of the worthy agent, Mr. SINCLAIR.
have just learned that a most vigorous opposition will be made before
the Parliamentary Committee to the Dublin and Belfast Junction line,
and also to the Dundalk and Enniskillen, against which Lord ROSSMORE
has petitioned. We are further gratified to learn that our talented and
zealous townsman, JOHN CUMING, Esq., has been retained with Mr. WADDY,
Parliamentary agent, to act for Lord ROSSMORE.
MINING OPERATIONS IN
ULSTER.—At a time when the resources of Ireland are attracting more
than ordinary notice, we feel much pleasure in directing public
attention to the lead mines at Coolastra, in the county of Monaghan,
the property of Edward Wellington Bond, Esq., of Bondville. These
valuable and extensive mines, which are situated about four miles from
Castleblaney, and an equal distance from Keady, have been leased to an
English company, and for some years have yielded considerable
quantities of rich lead ore. The indications of metallic wealth have
recently become so conspicuous as to induce the enterprising proprietor
to erect a steam engine for the more effectual drainage of the works.
The engine is now in full operation, and the results, we have been
assured, are such as to afford the most cheering prospects of
successful enterprise, and of ample remuneration for the investment of
capital—rich veins of ore having been discovered, the products of which
are in course of being brought to market. On visiting the works, the
attention of the spectator is at once arrested by a scene of bustling
animation and active industry, well calculated to elevate the hopes and
gratify the heart of every lover of his country. To the tenants on the
estate and the surrounding neighbourhood the amount of benefit derived
from increased employment, with all its concomitant blessing, is, even
at the present moment, considerable, whilst the prospective advantages
can hardly be over-rated. At present we are informed the average
payment of wages is about £200 per annum. The works are placed
under the management of Mr. Skimming, an active and intelligent person,
who has had much experience in some of the largest English mines, and
his opinion, we are happy to learn, is, that the district in question
abounds in mineral wealth. Under such superindendence [sic] we doubt
not that ample success will reward the efforts of the company, and a
stimulus be thus given to the future investment of English capital in
the country. Incuriosa suarum has long been the reproach of Ireland, in
regard to her literary relics, and the same may be applied to the still
undeveloped resources with which her soil is teeming. But a new race of
improvement has begun, and the industrial capabilities of our land are
at once encouraging to the capitalist and cheering to the patriot. We
therefore wish all prosperity to the undertaking of which we have given
an outline, confident that it will prove alike beneficial to the
district at large, and to the spirited lord of the soil, Mr. Bond.—Newry
few of the friends of Mr. JOHN HENDERSON, of Caledon, on the occasion
of his being about to emigrate to America, gave him a farewell
dinner on Friday evening, the 16th inst., at the Caledon Arms
Hotel, and presented him with a handsome silver snuff-box, having a
suitable inscription thereon. The party, consisting of twenty- seven
persons, sat down, about 8 o’clock, to a sumptuous meal, laid out in
the usual good style of that very respectable hotel. On the removal of
the cloth, the material being furnished, the usual loyal toasts were
drunk, when the chairman read a short address, and presented the box to
their guest, who returned thanks in terms that shewed the high sense he
entertained of the mark of esteem thus paid him by his friends. After a
few toasts to individuals present, and some general conversation of a
desultory nature, the company broke up at an early hour.
Her Majesty’s Government,
through V. GOOLD, Esq., Sub- Inspector of Constabulary, Dungannon, has
offered a reward of £20 for the conviction of the person, or
persons, who cut down the fruit and ornamental trees belonging to Mr.
DAVID SMITH, of Garvaghey, county Tyrone, on the 1st instant.
write us that the fairs of Lisbellaw and Newtownbutler, county
Fermanagh, and Ballinamore, county Leitrim, of Monday, the 12th inst.,
were very badly attended with buyers. Springers were numerous and of
high prices, as were also store heifers. Pigs much as usual. One calf,
nine months old, in Newtownbutler, brought £9. At the close of
Ballinamore fair a desperate fight ensued, and a large party of
constabulary assembled, and were obliged to fly. Nothing serious
A POLICE BARRACK being about to be erected in the Townland of AUGHAMULLAN, Parish of Clonoe, and County of Tyrone, Notice is hereby given, that Estimates will be received for the erection of the same by WILLIAM BLACKER, Esq., Markethill, and by Mr. JAMES PIRIE, Aughamullan. Plans, &c., can be seen at Mr. PIRIE's, and at Markethill.
Security will be required for the correct fulfilment of the Contract, and for the completion of the Work in a specified time.
Dated this 7th day of May, 1845.
DUBLIN, BELFAST, AND COLERAINE JUNCTION RAILWAY.—MEETING IN PORTADOWN.
(Reported for the Armagh Guardian.)
A meeting of the most influential landed proprietors, gentry, merchants, &c., of Portadawn [sic], and its neighbourhood, was held on Saturday, in the Mandeville Arms Hotel, for the purpose of taking into consideration the propriety of petitioning parliament to suspend the standing orders in favour of the above line of railway. Among those present on the occasion we observed :--C. Woodhouse, Esq., H. J. Porter, Esq., Agent to the Duke of Manchester ; Charles Wakefield, Esq., Thomas H. Carleton, Esq., W. Langtry, Esq., Thomas H. Shillington, Esq., J. Woolsey, Esq., David Ruddell, Esq., Roger Marley, Esq., P. M’Connell, Esq., Edward Hill, Esq., T. Malcomson, Esq., J. Beattie, Esq., Thomas Sinnamon, Esq., Rev. C. Alexander, G. J. Pepper, Esq., Frederick Ruddell, Esq., Woolsey Atkinson, Esq., A. Buckley, Esq., H. Montgomery, Esq., William Joyce, Esq., Thomas May, Esq., W. J. Paul, Esq., W. Trotter, Esq., John Shillington, Esq., Robert Smith, Esq., John Overend, Esq., J. J. Marley, Esq., John Stanley, Esq., E. Atkinson, Esq., &c. &c.
NOTICE is hereby given, that WILLIAM H. CURRAN, Esq. one of the Commissioners for the Relief of Insolvent Debtors in Ireland, will hold a Court for the Discharge of Insolvent Debtors at Armagh, on Wednesday, the 4th day of June, 1845, at ten o'clock in the forenoon of said day.--Dated this 10th day of May, 1845.
BY GEORGE TEDFORD,
At the MANOR-HOUSE, TANDRAGEE, the residence of GEORGE H. WILSON, Esq., who is leaving the County.
TO be SOLD by AUCTION, on THURSDAY, the 29th day of MAY inst., and following day, the entire HOUSEHOLD FURNITURE, consisting of Mahogany dining, Sofa, and other Tables and Chairs; Sideboard; Drawing, Dining, and Bed-room Window-curtains; Patent Blinds ; Cabinet Piano Forte; Turkey, Brussels, and other Carpets ; Mahogany Bedsteads and Hangings ; Large Handsome Pier Glass; Dressing-Tables, Looking-Glasses, &c. The entire Kitchen Furniture ; a Patent Mangle and Shower-Bath; a Jaunting-Car and Harness, nearly new; capital Cob Pony; Car, Carts, Plough, Harrow, Cart and Plough Harness, Farming Implements, &c.
Sale to commence each day at Twelve o'Clock precisely.
TEN YEARS AGO.—The following appeared in Tuesday night’s Gazette.
It will be seen, that the alleged murder, for which a reward is now
offered took place as long back as ten years:--“Dublin Castle, May
10, 1845. Whereas it has been represented to the Lord Lieutenant, that,
on the 7th August, 1835, as Mr. M. Hill, agent to Captain Dawson, was
superintending the sale of timber, in the glen of Aherlow, near
Tipperary, he was attacked by five men, who knocked him down, and shot
him dead while on the ground.--His Excellency, for the better
apprehending and bringing to justice the perpetrators of this murder,
is pleased to offer a reward of £300 to any person or person
[sic] (except the person or persons who actually fired the shots), who
shall, within six months from the date hereof, give such information as
shall lead to the apprehension and conviction of all or any of the
persons concerned therein,
STATE OF THE COUNTY LEITRIM—DREADFUL MURDER.
To the Editor of the Armagh Guardian.
SIR.—I believe under the existing state of the county Leitrim and the adjoining part of the county of Cavan, at the present not even far-famed Tipperary can boast a fuller calendar of not only midnight assassination, but that which full exhibits the contempt of all law and government, day-light murders, another of which has been added to the list, in the person of a man highly-respected by all who knew him, as a steady, upright man in his walk and conversation, for many years past a useful member of the Methodist connexion. The particulars of this melancholy event are as follows:--On Wednesday evening, between eight and nine o’clock, as Mr. JAMES GALLAGHER, of Ballyconnell, in this county, under agent to Colonel ENERY, was walking with the Colonel’s gamekeeper a few perches from Colonel ENERY’s gate, and almost at the very end of the town of Ballyconnell, two ruffians came up close behind them, one of whom discharged what is supposed to have been a blunderbuss at Mr. GALLAGHER, so close as to leave the wadding burning on his back, into which four balls entered, one of them passing through his body ; the ruffians then made off, Mr. GALLAGHER at the same moment leaping the ditch over which they went, followed them about ten yards and fell to rise no more.—Several men who were on the road at the time and were spectators of the murder, also followed after them, but the murders [sic] took into a large tract of bog convenient, where, owing to the approach of night they were soon lost sight of. Poor GALLAGHER was carried home to his family almost lifeless, and died in about ten minutes afterwards—his last, or nearly his last words being a prayer to his Heavenly Father that his murderers might be forgiven. Thus, in the end of a town on a populous road, with a good many thereon, and directly opposite to some houses, in open day has a barbarous murder been committed, and yet the murderers have for the present escaped, and if we may judge from deeds of like nature heretofore committed, are likely to escape the ends of justice, whilst life after life is a lopping away, nor can any one now say who shall be next. Such is the state of this miserable country.
LATE INCENDIARISM AT CLONES.—On Friday last, an investigation was held before CHARLES WALLACE, R.M , and DAVID SMITH, Esqrs., relative to these fires, and although several witnesses were examined, nothing whatever was elicited likely to lead to a discovery of the perpetrator.
Government have offered a reward of £40, and the inhabitants of the town and vicinity £200, for the discovery within 12 months, or £50 for such private information as may lead to the conviction within 6 months of the perpetrators.
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