July 15, 1845
Armagh, County Armagh
July 7, in Slane Church, by the Rev. John Disney, the Rev. Richard Hamilton, of Bedford, in the county of Donegal, to Jane, eldest daughter of the late Rev. Barry M’Gusty, Rector of Rathkenny, county of Meath.
In Montreal, on the 16th April, aged 39 years, Mr. William Addy, of that city, grocer. He was a native of Loughgall, in the County of Armagh, but had resided at Montreal from early youth, and was much praised by the citizens for his personal worth and unsullied public and private character.
On the 2d instant, at Northland Row, Dungannon, Mary, wife of John Brydge, Esq., and daughter of the late Rev Doctor Shuter, of Ballinderry.
July 6th, at Greenmount, near Omagh, aged 21 years, William Thomas, third son of the Rev. S. G. Rogers.
July 6th, Mr. Hugh M’Mahon, Hotel-keeper, Clones. He was a man respected by all who knew him, and the attendance of persons of all religious persuasions at his funeral showed how much he was regretted.
The government, after an interval of more than a fortnight, have issued a proclamation offering a reward of £100 for the apprehension of the miscreant who assassinated the late Mr. Bell Booth. It is as follows :--
“DUBLIN CASTLE, JULY 9, 1845.—Whereas it has been represented to the Lord Lieutenant, that on Sunday, the 22d ultimo, George Bell Booth, Esq., J.P., of Drumcarbin, as he was returning home in his gig from the church of Kilmore, was shot dead by some person, at present unknown, on the townland of Hermitage, parish of Kilmore, and county of Cavan.
“His Excellency, for the better apprehending and bringing to justice the perpetrator of this murder, is pleased hereby to offer a reward of
“ ONE HUNDRED POUNDS
to any person or persons (except the person who actually fired the shot) who shall, within six months from the date hereof, give such information as shall lead to the apprehension and conviction of all, and proportionably for one or more of the persons concerned therein.—By his Excellency’s command.
“ E. LUCAS.“The above reward will be paid by J. B. Greaves, Esq., the resident magistrate at Arvagh, to those who may become entitled to it under the conditions of this proclamation.”
While we are thankful and grateful (as we ought to be) for the promptitude and liberality which are the sensitive and generous characteristics of the foregoing gratifying document, let us also be just to a Viceroy of whom we have thought and written many severe and bitter things—“ Normanby the Beloved.”
When an attempt was made on the life of the Rev. Marcus (now Archdeacon) Beresford—thank God, an unsuccessful one--Lord Mulgrave, the Whig Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, offered a reward of three hundred pounds for the apprehension of the assassin or assassins who fired at that rev. gentleman.
But, after all, there is no way in which a display of liberality can be made, or an exhibition of generosity manifested upon such cheap and easy terms, as the offer of a government reward, because there is not the slightest chance of its being ever claimed ; nor should we notice the discrepancy to which we have drawn attention, except for the purpose of showing the animas which pervades every act of the present government when Protestants are interested, in the protection and maintenance of either life or property.—Evening Mail.
On Saturday last, at ten o’clock, the following gentlemen were sworn on the Grand Jury before the High Sheriff, T. M. JONES, Esq. :--
Colonel VERNER, M.P., Forman [sic] ;
Maxwell Close, Esq.
Sir G. K. Molyneux, Bart.
Arthur Cope, Esq.
John R. Irwin, Esq.
James Harden, Esq.
Edward Bond, Esq.
Joseph Johnston, Esq.
Henry L. Prentice, Esq.
Joseph Atkinson, Esq.
Wm. Verner, jun., Esq.
John Hardy, Esq.
George Robinson, Esq.
Maxwell Cross, Esq.
W. W. Algeo, Esq.
Thomas Dobbin, Esq.
William Paton, Esq.
John Hancock, Esq.
Thomas Gibson Henry, Esq.
John James Greer, Esq.
John M’Watty, Esq.
Henry John Porter, Esq.
Mr. LINDSAY, County Surveyor, having read his report, which was received, the Grand Jury proceeded to dispose of the fiscal business.
About two o’clock, the Hon. Justice BALL entered town, escorted by the High Sheriff and a splendid retinue.
This morning the Hon. Justice PERRIN arrived in town, and immediately after both Judges proceeded to the Court-house.
Judge BALL having taken his seat in the Crown court, the commission was read by LEONARD DOBBIN, Esq., clerk of the crown, when the Grand Jury were re-sworn, and his Lordship delivered the following charge :--
Colonel VERNER, and Gentlemen of the Grand Jury, I am very happy to find on reference to the calendar the matters are unusually light as well as unusually few. I regret however to observe two cases of a serious nature, one in particular on aggravated homicide. But to gentlemen of your experience it is unnecessary for me to go into any particulars. You will therefore dispose of the bills which have been sent up; while I will proceed to take the presentments, and hope in the course of the day to be able to get through them.
The Grand Jury then retired.
The Hon. Justice PERRIN sat in the Record Court, and was occupied during the day in hearing appeals.
FIRE.—On Thursday, 3d instant, the scutch-mill belonging to Mr. HUTCHINSON, Killycarne, near Port Norris, took fire, and but for the wetness of the day and the prompt exertion of the men in Mr. HUTCHINSON’s employment, the concern would have been consumed. This is the second time, within a short period, that the mill has taken fire, and the damages of the former fire had not been repaired.
A STRANGE VISITER.—On Tuesday last an enormously large eel was taken dead from one of the water pipes under this city, opposite the Provincial Bank. It is supposed to have grown so large from the time of its leaving the basin, that it was unable to turn or return, and consequently died.
In to-day’s impression there appears also an advertisement worthy (of) the attention of our friends. We mean GALLAGHER’s Hotel, Bundoran, which possesses many fine advantages, and will be found to afford first-rate accommodation to tourists, or those who may have occasion to visit one of the best watering-places in Ireland.
On Friday last a detachment of the 2d or Scotch Greys, consisting of 1 subaltern, 1 serjeant, and 19 rank and file passed through this city from Dundalk to Charlemont. They proceeded on Saturday to Dungannon, returned next morning, and arrived here yesterday, where they will remain till to-morrow morning.
A company of the 46th arrived here from Charlemont this morning, consisting of 1 subaltern, 1 serjernt [sic], and 30 rank and file, to remain a few days until the excitement subsides.
Sir GEORGE BERKLY, and staff, with a detachment of 100 men of the 26th depot arrived here from Belfast on yesterday.
RIOTS IN ARMAGH—CORONER’S INQUEST.
Yesterday, at twelve o’clock, the county Coroner,--MAGEE, Esq., accompanied by Lord GOSFORD, WM. PATON, Esq., J.P., THOMAS DOBBIN, Esq, J.P., WM. ALGEO, Esq., J.P., and JOHN M’WATTY, Esq., J.P., held an inquest on view of the body of JOHN BOYLE.
The following jury were sworn :--John M’Cartney, Alexander Gibson, Philip Keenan, Patrick Rafferty, James Riddall, Samuel White, Francis Hart, Patrick Devlin, Charles Connelly, James Johnston, Francis M’Kee, William Campbell, J. M’Kenna, Robert Anderson, Samuel Moyllart, Richard Power, Arthur Conroy, Lawrence Sherry, Patrick Loughan. After the jury were sworn they went to the house of the deceased to view the body, and on their return to the Market-house proceeded with the hearing of evidence.
The first witness examined was a young man named David Cassidy, shopman to Mr. Carvell, of Thomas-street; his evidence went to prove that a riot commenced in consequence of some boys calling out for the tune of “ Garryowen” when the Orangemen arrived at the end of Thomas-street, and were about turning down Dobbin-street. He did not see the man shot ; the only persons he saw fall was an Orangeman, who came in collision with another, after he had thrown the stones which he had in his hands ; and a Roman Catholic who received a blow of a stone at Mr. Davidson’s door.
Mr. Wm. Barnes was under examination when our reporter left. The inquest is not likely to terminate for some days.
STATE OF THE WORKHOUSE FOR THE WEEK ENDING JULY 12—Number last week, 474 ; admitted and born, 14 ; total, 488 ; discharged, 18 ; remaining, 470.
HAS the honour to announce, that he will offer to public competition, on Saturday 9th of August next, at Rossfad, in the County of Fermanagh, within 5 miles of Enniskillen, and 3 of Lowtherstown, the entire Herd of Short Horns, the property of H. M. RICHARDSON, Esq., consisting of Cows, Heifers, one, two, and three years old, Calves, and 4 Bulls.
E. NOLAN begs to call the attention of Breeders to the opportunity now afforded them of purchasing Animals possessing Breeding, Symmetry, Hair and Handling, combined with extraordinary milking qualities, rarely if ever offered by public sale in the North of Ireland. The greater number of Cows and Heifers have obtained Premiums at the exhibitions of the Fermanagh Farming Society. They have been carefully selected from the Herd of the Earl of Carlisle ; Mr. Smith, of Givensdale, Yorkshire; Mr. A. Maynard Martin, Edmoor, near Ripon, Yorkshire ; Mr. Fox, Fox-hall, Longford, &c., &c.
TERMS OF SALE.
Approved Bills at three months will be taken for any sum exceeding £10. Purchasers paying 4 per cent Auctioneer’s Fees. Sale to commence at two o’clock precisely.
Catalogues containing pedigrees, &c., will be ready in a few days, and may be had on application to E. Nolan, and to several Hotels, Enniskillen ; also at Cockburn’s Hotel, Ballyshannon.
Rossfad, July 3, 1845.
===================TO BE LET,
From the First Day of November next,
THAT desirable Residence, Killean Cottage, with 17-1/2 Acres of prime Land, within One Mile of Armagh, on the Markethill Road.
For particulars apply to Dr. LEEBODY, Portadown ; or Mr. BOYLE, on the Premises.
===================FOUR FARMS OF LAND FOR SALE.
No. 1 contains 56A. 2R. 0P., at £36, 17s. 6d. per Annum
No. 2 do. 21A. 1R. 0P., at £15, 15s. 0d. do.
No. 3 do. 44A. 2R. 12P., at £25, 17s. 3d. do.
No. 4 do. 25A. 3R. 37P., at £16, 18s. 1d. do.
THE above FARMS—1, 2, and 3—are held under the Marquis of HERTFORD, for Three Young Lives ; and No. 4 under same, for One Life. Each Farm is situated within a short distance of GLENAVY, in the County of ANTRIM --has suitable Dwelling and Office-Houses and Garden. The LAND is in a high state of cultivation, with a very promising CROP, which may be had at a Valuation. Immediate Possession be given, or at November.
Apply to JOHN MOORE JOHNSON, GLENAVY ; or to PHILIP JOHNSON, BELFAST.
P.S.—No. 1 and 2 being near to each other, will be sold together.
July 4, 1845.
MAGHERA PRESBYTERIAN CONGREGATION.—A deputation from the Presbytery of Magherafelt met in Maghera, on Wednesday, the 25th ult., when an unanimous call was given to Mr. Thomas Witheroe, of the Presbytery of Glendermott, by the above congregation.—Sentinel.
ACCIDENT FROM LIGHTNING.—On Tuesday, during a severe thunder storm with which this town was visited, an old man, named William Lutton, residing in the neighbourhood of Crown-bridge, about a mile and a half from town, was struck by the electric fluid, while standing outside his house, and severely injured—so much so that it is not expected he will survive. His person was much burned, and one of his legs is partially split in two.—Newry Telegraph.
---Monday, July 7.
The Hon. Judge Perrin entered the Crown Court at eleven o’clock this morning, accompanied by the High Sheriff, &c. The Grand Jury being called, were sworn as follows:--Thomas Carty, Esq., Foreman ; T. W. Leland, J. Matthews, T. Brodigan, J. Chadwick, C. Jordan, J. Ackland, P. Verdon, E. Atkinson, R. Hardman, J. Morton, J. M’Cabe, P. Beahan, P. Boylan, G. W. Evans, P. M’Evoy, T. Hammond, H. Crolly, T. Manning, J. M’Loughlin, M. Rogers, P. Boylan and D. Barry, Esqrs.
His Lordship briefly addressed the Grand Jury, congratulating them upon the lightness of the calendar. He was glad to find there was only one or two cases for trial ; thus, it was evident, crime was on the decrease in this part of Ireland.
There were only two criminal cases tried, and the assizes terminated.
On Saturday last, the High Sheriff, Frederick J. Foster, Esq., of Fair-Hill, took his seat on the bench in the Crown Court, Dundalk, when the following gentlemen men [sic] were sworn as
THE GRAND JURY.—Right Hon. Sir P. Bellew, Bart., Foreman ; Thomas Fortescue, Edward Tipping, Blaney T. Balfour, jun., William Filgate, George Macartney, Thomas Lee Norman, James W. M’Neale, Louis Upton, Henry Chester, George Taaffe, Francis Donagh, Jacob C. Murphy, Thomas Fitzgerald, Edward Singleton, John Woolsey, George Ruxton, Thomas William Filgate, James Caraher, John James Bigger, George Harper, Esqrs.
---Tuesday, July 8.
The Right Hon. Mr. Justice Ball arrived in Dundalk at half-past ten o’clock, accompanied by the High Sheriff and the usual cortege. At eleven o’clock, the learned Judge took his seat on the bench in the Crown Court.
The Grand Jury were then re-sworn by W. Bourne, Esq. Clerk of the Crown, for the criminal business.
His Lordship, in delivering the charge, said—I am happy to find on this, my first appearance on this circuit, that I shall fully discharge my duty, by simply congratulating you on the extreme light state of the calendar, and on the absence of all offences of an aggravated character charged upon it. I find that there are but five or six cases—or five only I believe—[Clerk of the Crown—Yes, my Lord.] Judge Ball—and none of these are of a description to require any particular remark. One of them is not to be tried at present, so that if you find bills in the other cases, there shall be only four cases to come before the Court. Under all these circumstances, I have to congratu- late you on the entire absence of all aggravated crime in your country. I think we shall be able to discharge the entire of our respective duties in the course of the day.
The criminal business, which was afterwards proceeded with, was not of the least interest or importance.
STATE OF THE COUNTY CAVAN.—BARBAROUS OUTRAGE.
It has seldom fallen to our lot to record a more barbarous outrage, than is contained in the subjoined extract, received by a gentleman in this city, from a friend in the part of the country where the deed was committed. The letter from which we make the quotation, is dated Ballyconnel 9th July ; and after alluding to some private matters says :--
“Your tenant Wilcocks, clerk of Templeport Church has been noticed, and on Sunday morning two armed men called out that his cows were in the clover, on which the servant maid ran out. They followed and beat her, they dragged her into the lake and then tied her to a tree and left her; and it is supposed if Wilcock [sic] had gone out they would have shot him.”
The barbarous ruffians who could be guilty of such atrocity towards a female, will not, it is quite obvious, stop short of anything to carry out their purposes. And yet the government look on indifferently at these wild effusions of an ungovernable spirit that threaten destruction of life and property. They offer a paltry reward of £10, £15, or £50 ; but steps to put down the nuisance are not taken, or hinted at.
One individual has undertaken to build a police barrack, and to have it protected day and night till it is finished ; but we have not heard of even an encouragement being held out of furnishing a force if they [sic] barrack were ready ; but instead of a police station, the district to which we refer should have a military barrack in Glen, which would be protection for that part of the country. No wonder that the supineness of our rulers is construed into indifference, and that therefore Molly Maguireism is daily increasing.
DEATH FROM INTOXICATION.—On Monday, the 7th instant, GEORGE HENRY, Esq., of Tassa, held an inquest on the body of a man named DUNN, a smith in the employment of Mr. JAMES SCOTT, Ballymacally Cottage, Markethill. It appeared that DUNN had drank a great quantity of ardent spirits that day, and was put to bed in a state of intoxication. When the other servants were retiring to rest, deceased appeared to be sleeping easy. One of the men happening to awake in the middle of the night thought he did not hear him breathe, and on going to see, found him completely dead. Mr. SCOTT had medical aid procured as soon as possible, but every exertion was useless.—He is supposed to have died of apoplexy, from the effects of drunkenness.
ARMAGH GAOL.—Mr. Cherry of Loughgall, has been declared contractor for the enlargement of the Gaol—his contract was £5,179 4s 5d, but he signed a consent to take it at £5,000, with the privilege of applying to a future Grand Jury for the balance, and leaving it to their option to give or withhold. Mr. Carroll’s tender was for £4,900 odd, but was rejected for informality.
TO CATTLE-BREEDERS, &c.—In
our advertising columns may be found a notice of sale of Short Horns,
to which we would direct the attention of our friends. The stock
is of superior description, and have brought between forty and fifty
prizes at the Fermanagh Shows. H. M. RICHARDSON, Esq., is
generally allowed to breed cattle equal to any in the kingdom.
THE FLAX CROP.—A specimen of flax was left at our office last week. It was grown by JOHN KEANE, Esq., of Tillyglugh, and measured 52 inches in length. Another specimen of this crop was shown us by Mr. HANNA of Blackwatertown, which measured four feet.
Yesterday morning, Mr. Anderson, County Inspector, Head Constable Lodge, and four of his party went to the lower part of Irish-Street in this city, to arrest a person, and in a few minutes they were surrounded by nearly 600 persons, and received several blows. Notwithstanding they succeeded in making good the arrest and lodging in the gaol their prisoner.
===================TWELFTH OF JULY—RIOTS IN ARMAGH—ONE MAN SHOT DEAD, AND SEVERAL WOUNDED.
While we have gratifying intelligence from all parts of the country that the processions in commemoration of the battle of the Boyne, passed off quietly ; we sincerely regret to state that in this city a different result has to be recorded. The lodges in the neighbourhood of Armagh assembled and marched in procession to Drumilly, where they were met by an immense body of orangemen, and every thing there was peaceful, as the letter of our correspondent testifies. While passing through the city in the morning there was nothing but peace and good order. In the evening, however, the scene changed. On their return home a fearful collision took place at the corner of Ogle-street, adjoining Thomas-street ; several shots were fired, and stones thrown, which terminated in the death of one individual and the wounding of several others. Upon intelligence of the riot having reached the grand jury, who were engaged at the fiscal business, three of the magistrates left the room.—Mr. Paton and Counsellor Robinson to the scene of riot, where they used every exertion to make peace, while Mr. Dobbin ran for the military, whose appearance was attended by a cessation of hostilities. The damage done to the houses in the vicinity of the affray is very great; scarcely a window that has not been broken by either bullets or stones. Innumerable are the rumours of the origin of the row, which we need not here state, as the whole matter is being investigated before theCorner [sic] and Lord Gosford, Lord Lieutenant of the County, and several magistrates. The following are the names of the sufferers :--
William Magee—Gunshot in the left should—(Serious.)
Thomas Corr do. of right shoulder.
John Boyle do. of right groin, penetrating into abdomen, with hemorrhage. Since dead.
William Carson—Contusion of face and body.—(Serious.)
Eliza Anderson—Gunshot wound, passing through the left ankle joint.
Jane Carson—Contusion of the eye and body; wife of Wm. Carson. (Serious.)
Anne Maguire—Gunshot wound in the right side of abdomen. (Serious.)
There were several other slighter cases, but for whom there was not room in the hospital.
At two o’clock yesterday Boyle was interred. The funeral was attended by Primate Crolly and a vast concourse, who went and returned in an orderly and peaceable manner. The High Sheriff had the precaution to order out some of the Scotch Greys and a party of the 46th.
===================FAMILY AND ROYAL HOTEL, &c., BUNDORAN.
JAMES GALLAGHER, PROPRIETOR.
WHILE returning his sincere thanks for the kind support he has hitherto received from the nobility and gentry of this and neighbouring counties, begs leave to inform them that he has made considerable improvements in his Hotels since last season.
THE FAMILY HOTEL
is situated at the west end of Bundoran, in a respectable quiet neighbourhood, commanding a most delightful view of the bays of Sligo, Killybegs, Donegal, and Ballyshannon, with a picturesque prospect of the Leitrim, Sligo, and Donegal mountains. There is a neat garden in the rere from which a flight of steps leads to the strand, where excellent bathing can be had at all hours. A bathing-box has been constructed for the use of ladies—HOT BATHS are convenient to the Hotel.
The General Hotel is situated in the centre of the town.
The proprietor can also accommodate families with several private houses well suited and fitted up for their reception.
In his stores will be found a constant supply of GROCERIES, &c., of the best quality, viz. :--
Port and Sherry Wines,
Cape Madeira do.
Champagne and Claret do.
Cogniac and Jamaica Rum,
Scotch Malt Whiskey,
Islay Malt Whiskey,
Bitter Ale and XX Porter
Alloa ale and Holland Gin,
Devonshire Cider, &c., &c.
All of which are engaged genuine, and will be sold on the most moderate terms.------Comfortable family Cars and Carriages can be had at the Establishment. Ball-room and Billiard-room.
===================ORDER FOR AUDIT AND DIVIDEND.
In the Court for the Relief of Insolvent Debtors in Ireland.
11th day of July, 1845.
In the Matter of
UPON application of Mr. SHAW, Attorney for JOHN SMALL, the
Assignee, and on reading the account filed by said Assignee on the 9th July, inst., It is ordered that JOHN SMALL, the said Assignee, do forthwith give fourteen days notice to the several Creditors of the said Insolvent, by publication in the Dublin Gazette, and in some newspaper in circulation in the county, in which the major part of said Creditors reside, of a meeting to be had before the Chief Clerk at his office, 3, Lower-Ormond-quay, Dublin, for the purpose of examining the Assignee’s accounts in this Matter; and if necessary for correcting and ascertaining the list of Creditors entitled to receive dividends in this Matter, and for inquiring into all other proper and necessary matters in order to a dividend: And it is further ordered that at such meeting the said Chief Clerk do examine the Assignee’s accounts and tax the costs, if any incurred in this matter, and if necessary do proceed to correct and ascertain the list of Creditors entitled to receive such dividend, and do declare the amount of such dividend, and report to the court accordingly.
By the Court,
I.H.K. Chief Clerk.
THE CROPS.—There have not been such crops in this part of the North in the memory of the oldest inhabitant. Wheat, barley, oats, and flax, are all good—the hay will be a prime crop, and potatoes are better in appearance than at any former period.—Tyrone Constitution.
SINGULAR AND FATAL ACCIDENT.—On Friday last, a girl, nine years of age, daughter to William M’Corkell, of Middletown, Ballyratten, near Moville, was gathering weeds as fodder for a cow. The child placed them in a creel, a custom common in the country, and had secured it by a strap across her shoulders. Having rested her burthen on a ditch, the creel, by some mischance, became overbalanced, and, the cord tightening round the neck of the little girl, she was unfortunately strangled. Strange to say, her father was not, at the time, more than two perches distant, and yet was ignorant of the fate of his daughter until apprised of it by a neighbour, who passed by shortly afterwards.—Northern Whig.
RIPE BARLEY.—A few
ears of barley, perfectly ripe, were received at our office yesterday,
from Newtownlemavady, and which the proprietor, Mr. Purcell, brewer to
Mr. Cather, of that town, commenced to reap on Tuesday. The seed was
sown in September last, in ground from which potatoes had been raised,
in order to try whether it would stand the winter or not. The
results appears [sic] to have proved satisfactory.—Northern Whig.
TENANT COMPENSATION BILL.—A public meeting of the tenant farmers and other occupiers and owners of land was held at Mr. Carmichael’s house, at Dunmurry, on Saturday last, at two o’clock, for the purpose of taking into consideration the provisions of the Landlord and Tenant Bill lately introduced into the House of Lords by Lord Stanley. The meeting, which was for the most part composed of substantial farmers, was, though not numerous, highly respectable. There were a few gentlemen present who were possessed of considerable landed property, but who think the bill would be very injurious to the tenant class, and are therefore opposed to it. Several resolutions condemnatory of the bill were passed, and a petition to Parliament praying for its withdrawal, was resolved on.
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