July 29, 1845
Armagh, County Armagh
NEW MARRIAGE ACT.—A circumstance of a rather singular and unpleasant nature, and which shows the strictness of the new law, took place a short time since at Charlemont. A couple in the act of weaving the silken chord, and when the ceremony was half gone through, was stopped suddenly by the officiating minister receiving a notice to the effect that the bridegroom was a minor. Disappointed, the bridal party left the altar, and the expiration of three weeks again returned, fully qualified, when the remaining part of the interesting scene was effected.
A sample of oats, grown on a two-acre field belonging to the Rev. Mr. M’CAUSLAND, of Fellow’s-Hall, has been left at our office, measuring nearly seven feet ; it is merely a sample ; the remainder of the crop is still growing ; about two feet from the root it measures an inch in circumference.
MYSTERIOUS AND AWFUL OCCURRENCE.—On Thursday night last, the 24th inst., about eleven o’clock, a woman was found lying on the street, opposite a lodging-house in Ogle-street, near Chapel-lane, with her throat cut and mangled in a most shocking manner. The first persons who discovered her was a man named MICHAEL RICE and a policeman—she was taken into the lodging-house, and Mr. KELLY, of the police, together with Surgeons LESLIE and LAVEREY, and Dr. COLVAN, were promptly in attendance ; the latter gentleman had her brought up to the county infirmary, where she was most carefully attended to, and her wounds properly dressed by Drs. ROBINSON, and COLVAN. The windpipe, as well as the passage to the stomach was divided, the bleeding, however, was not very great, none of the larger blood vessels being wounded ; but almost the entire of any fluid attempted to be swallowed since has escaped at the wound in the throat. She is considered by her medical attendant as still in great danger. She tells a curious story about the affair, and has persisted in it all through, attesting it in the most solemn manner. She states that at about half past nine or ten o’clock on the night before mentioned, she left the house she lodged at in Ogle-street, “for a little walk” down Dobbin-street ; that at the entrance to the lane leading to the demesne gate, she saw a man and woman (the description of whose persons, &c., are in the hands of the authorities) talking. They spoke to her, and she replied ; they then began to laugh and joke, and at last laid hold of her, and dragged her down into the lane, she struggling to get away. The woman (or person dressed like a woman) then laid hold of her arms behind, pinioning her that she could not move, the man at the same time tied a handkerchief across her mouth behind her head, and placing his hand on it, he set to deliberately to cut her throat She thinks she would not have escaped with her life, had not the Primate’s gate been opened, and a light exhibited, for what purpose she does not know, unless closing the gate, when they let her go—she then fell, and when she arose again, which she did by her own aid alone, she made her way to the lodging-house, where she had stopped the night before, and fell fainting and exhausted at the door, where she was found. A considerable quantity of blood was found where she described, next day, and a common table knife, with some blood on it, was found as if it had been flung over a wall which divides the lane from premises adjoining. Fama clamosa, in other words common report, loudly asserts she did it herself ; she was from the first quite rational, and most wonderfully collected considering what had occurred to her. She lived three years with a family in Dobbin-street, as servant, and was well behaved and honest ; her former master seeing her distressed situation, had given her a little help the day before. She has friends living near Killilea, and all who know her state her to be a woman of good character. She had been married, but has lived for some years apart from her husband, and is about 39 years of age. For particular reasons her name is suppressed at present.
ARMAGH, & LONDONDERRY
FROM THE LONDON GAZETTE, JULY 25.
War Office, July 25.
25th Regiment of Foot—Lieutenant Montague Barbauld, from the 55th, to be Lieutenant vice Werge, who exchanges.
31st Foot—Edward Beever Stirling Carver, Gent., to be Ensign, by purchase, vice Cure, appointed to the 55th.
41st Foot—Captain George Bagot, from the 51st, to be Captain, vice Anderson, who exchanges.
44th Foot—Lieutenant Arthur Cary to be Captain, by purchase, vice Woolhouse, who retires ; Ensign John Stanley Howard to be Lieutenant, by purchase, vice Cary ; William Henry Hotham, Gent., to be Ensign, by purchase, vice Howard.
45th Foot—Trevor Goff, Gent., to be Ensign, by purchase, vice Grant, appointed to the 55th.
48th Foot—Henry Robert Mortimer O’Sullivan, Gent., to be Ensign, without purchase, vice Harman, deceased.
51st Foot—Major C. Tenlon, from half-pay of the 42d Regiment of Foot, to be Major, vice William Austin, who exchanges, receiving the difference; Captain Arnold Charles Errington to be Major, by purchase, vice Teulon, who retires ; Captain William H. H. Anderson, from the 41st Foot, to be Captain, vice Bagot, who exchanges ; Lieutenant the Hon. David Erskin to be Captain, by purchase, vice Errigton [sic]; Ensign John George Don Marshall, from the 55th Foot, to be Lieutenant, by purchase, vice Erskin.
55th Foot—Lieutenant H. Reynolds Werge, from the 25th Foot to be Lieutenant, vice Barbauld, who exchanges ; Ensign Alfred C. Cure, from the 31st Foot, to be Ensign, vice Marshall, promoted in the 51st Foot.
58th Foot—Ensign Thomas J. Grant, from the 45th Foot, to be Ensign, vice Main, who retires.
67th Foot—Ensign J. M’Donagh to be Lieutenant, without purchase, vice Sinclair, who resigns ; Edward Barnes, Gent., to be Ensign, without purchase, vice M’Donagh.
74th Foot—Lieutenant the Honourable Francis William Henry Fane to be Adjutant, vice Walsh, who resigns the Adjutancy only.
The appointment of Judge Advocate-General in Bengal, worth £14,000 a-year, was recently offered by Government and the Court of Directors to a distinguished barrister, Hugh Hill, Esq., son of James Hill, Esq., of Graig, in this county, and declined. Mr. Hill, as well as our fellow townsman, Sergeant Murphy, M.P., go the Northern Circuit, England.—Cork Constitution.
EARLY OATS.—Mr. E. E. Newenham reaped a field of white potato oats, sown with clover in September last, on the 17th and 18th instant, at Maryborough.—The oats and clover are cut and bound together, and when threshed, will be stacked for feeding horses.—Ibid.
REMARKABLE CIRCUMSTANCE.—A three-year old sheep, the property of Mr. Thomas Daly, of Carrigaline, yeaned a lamb on the 4th of last January, which was fattened and sold ; and the same sheep yeaned again on the 11th of this month, having two ewe lambs, which are both strong and doing well.— Cork Reporter.
TREASURERSHIP OF THE COUNTY SLIGO.—The election of a treasurer for this county, in room of the late Mr. Cooper, took place at Sligo on Wednesday, and resulted in the return of Adjutant Fawcett. The other candidate for the office was L. G. Jones, Esq., Woodhill.
DEATH OF JOSEPH AUGUSTINE WADE, THE COMPOSER. This greatly accomplished gentleman breathed his last on Tuesday last, at the early age of 48. The name of Wade has been for many years before the public in the department of poetry, history and music, as a linguist also he was distinguished. The Emerald Isle gave him birth, and his mind was fed in St. Patrick’s Library, Trinity College, Dublin, at which university he was admitted when only ten years of age, and there he laid in that vast store of miscellaneous knowledge which he could so lavishly expend when necessary. When a boy, and studying music, he became an especial favourite of the celebrated Sir John Stevenson.—Observer.
On Saturday last, the 19th inst., a notice of which the following is a copy, was found posted on the dwelling house door, of a respectable farmer, named Robert Woods, at Derryha, near Emyvale:--
“Parish of Cloon, July 16, 1845.
“By order of Molly Maguire,
“To Mr. Robert Woods,
‘SIR,--I am going to caution you with regard to the disturbances that are carrying on at your house, by which some of my children is suffering severely ; and if you do not settle the affair before it goes to Emyvale, you can depend we will pay you a visit. As you are a quiet man we give you this caution ; and if you do not pay attention to it, remember the consequence, and do not think that because it was posted up at night that it was your neighbours done it.
“(Signed,) CAPTAIN STEELRIBS.”
These allusions have reference to a conflict that arose between two servant men belonging to Mr. Woods. One of them is a relative of his own and has summoned his fellow-servant to Emyvale petty sessions about the time of writing this notice, and thence the “ caution to settle the affair,” which however Mr. Woods was induced to do, doubtless on account of this threat.—Northern Standard.
CONSISTORIAL COURT OF ARMAGH.
Heath a. Heath.
CROWN COURT—TUESDAY, JULY 22.
Judge Torrens entered the Crown Court at ten o’clock.
POSTING THREATENING NOTICE.
John Torrens was put forward, charged with having posted a threatning [sic] notice on the house of Francis M’Mahon, of Corlaghdorgan, near Dromore, ordering him to leave the place, or otherwise have his coffin and sheet prepared.
Margaret M’Mahon, examined by Mr. Schoales—On going out to the yard, on the 21st of February last, saw a paper posted on the gable end of the byre ; took it down and gave it to her brother Frank ; at the time she went into the yard observed the prisoner about three perches from where the notice was, as if going from it ; the notice was stuck up with potatoes ; prisoner is the son of a James Torrens, sen., who held the farm before.
Cross-examined by Mr. Thomas Martin—(Mr. Doherty, who was engaged in this case being occupied in the Record Court)—Witness’s father got possession of the premises before holiday last ; he had taken the farm from Jack Daisey ; there is a pass for people to go to the chapel by.
Francis M’Mahon, examined by Mr. Smyly—Prisoner’s father held the place before witness ; identified the notice as that given him by his daughter on the 21st February last ; the paste was wet on it at the time ; it was potatoe [sic] paste ; witness read the notice, which was (as) follows :--
“ We give you notice, that the men who put you in this place has done you a great deal of harm, as Molly Maguire and her men will not allow such work—so clear off, or you will be punished, you and your landlord.”
Witness saw prisoner on the day the notice was posted go across the field ; on going past the byre, when witness rose in the morning, there was no notice on it ; prisoner absonded after the posting of the notice.
Head-Constable Rankin—Arrested the prisoner on the 31st of March ; he did not live with his people, who told witness on going in search of him, they did not know where he lived. The Rev. H. L. St. George gave the prisoner a good charracter, as did Neal M’Cusker.
Judge Torrens charged the jury at considerable length—He said that though there might be no actual proof of seeing a person posting a notice, yet the jury could arrive at a conclusion from the chain of evidence and facts of the case—they had therefore to consider in this case, whether they had such proof and facts before them as would enable them to determine whether the prisoner was guilty or not.
After the jury had remained in their room for upwards of an hour, they came into court, and expressed a wish to ask a few questions of the first witness, Margaret M’Mahon ; she was brought up, and said the prisoner was in the yard and went up the field, which was not his direct road home—prisoner had been feeding hens of his which were still on the premises with potatoes—he had lived there before, and the fowls had not been taken away.
The jury again retired, and in a few minutes returned with a verdict of—Not guilty.
The learned Judge said—Had the verdict been otherwise, and though he did not find fault with the jury for the verdict they had arrived at, he said it might have been otherwise, he would have sentenced the prisoner to be transported for seven years.
RIOT AND ASSAULT AT DRUMQUIN.
James Monaghan, sen., and jun., James Leviston, Gibson Nethery, Patrick M’Candray, George Nixon, and Samuel Gibson, were charged with having, on the 10th June last, at Drumquin, riotously assembled for assaulting the police, &c.
It appeared from the evidence that there had been a wedding in the meeting-house on the day in question ; that on returning from the meeting-house, expressions had been used by the wedding-party offensive to a Roman Catholic party which had assembled to cheer and groom them ; that this party followed the wedding party out of Drumquin ; that a quarrel ensued ; that the police interferred [sic], and that M’Gowan, of the police, received a blow of a stone. There was the case and cross case.
The crown prosecuted, and Mr. Leathem defended the wedding-party.
His lordship said it was clear both parties were of a little to blame—that the affair merely amounted to an affray, of which both parties should be found guilty, which the jury did without leaving the box. To pay a fine of 10s. each, and find security in £10 to keep the peace.
Several others were charged with the same offence, but the court said enough had been done in the matter.
ASSAULT.—James Dooris pleaded guilty to a malicious assault on Lewis Dooris—fined 6d., and to give security to keep the peace.
STABBING.—John Rutherford, indicted for stabbing James M’Namee. It appeared that M’Namee keeps a house of ill fame at Milltown, Dungannon—that the prisoner was in the house in a state of intoxication, and, irritating language being used, that he stabbed M’Namee with a dagger in the side and face.—Guilty—to be imprisoned 12 months, hard labour every alternate fortnight, and to give security to keep the peace.
AFFRAY AT DROMORE.—Henry M’Guigan, John M’Guigan, John Sweeny, and Francis M’Brearty, for a riot and affray at Dromore on the 24th June—the fair day—and for an assault on the police. It appeared that two men were fighting at the fair, that the police very properly interfered, and that the prisoners were of a party who attempted to prevent them doing their duty. They were defended by Mr. Stack and Mr. Dickson ; but were found guilty, and sentenced to be kept to hard labour for one week, to pay 20s. fine each, and to find security to keep the peace—his lordship observing that he would for the future both fine and imprison, to put an end to such petty riots.
RESCUE.—John Carroll, for rescuing a cow, seized under a decree, near Aughnacloy, and for assault—to be imprisoned for ten days.
ASSAULT.—John and James Ligget were indicted for an assault, arising out of a dispute regarding right to bog, but acquitted.
MURDER.—John Hamilton, for the murder (by shooting) of William Wallace, his servant man, at Drumads, last month. This case will be in the recollection of our readers. Dr. Maxwell proved that the prisoner was insane. To be kept in confinement until the pleasure of the Lord Lieutenant be known.
BURGLARY.—John Sloan was indicted for entering the dwelling-house of a farmer near Cookstown. It appeared that the prisoner was found in the house about five o’clock in the morning, and that he said he was looking for work. Guilty— As he could find no person to give him a character, he was sentenced to ten years transportation.
LARCENY.—Mary M’Gowan, indicted for having stolen several articles from Ellen Prendergast, at Esker, on the 2d instant.—Guilty—To be imprisoned three months, hard labour.
Patrick Martin, indicted for having absconded with £10 entrusted to him to deposit in the loan fund, Cookstown.—Not guilty.
LARCENY.—William Crooks, indicted for having in his possession several articles of property of James Simpson, of Omagh.—Guilty—To be imprisoned six months, and kept to hard labour.
THURSDAY.Francis M’Kain, indicted for having obtained 2s, from Divid Gray, of Omagh, under false pretences.—Guilty—To be imprisoned three months—hard labour.
William Dogherty, indicted for having received a stolen cow.—Guilty—To be imprisoned three months, and kept to hard labour each alternate fortnight.
Several witnesses were discharged by proclamation.
ATTEMPT TO SHOOT.—The trial of John M’Sloy, charged with having attempted to shoot Mr. James Perry, the agriculturist connected with the college lands of Dungannon, was postponed till next assizes. The prisoner to remain in custody.
On Wednesday last, at 10 o’clock, the following Grand Jury was sworn before Lord George A. Hill, the High-Sheriff, and immediately commenced the fiscal business of the county :-- Colonel Conolly, M.P., Foreman, Sir James Stewart, Bart., J. Johnson, Thomas Brooke, G. Young, Thomas Dougherty, A. Hamilton, G. V. Hart, R. M’Clintock, Esqrs., J. Ferguson, W. Fenwick, H. Leathem, H. Leathem, J. K. M’Clintock, B. G. Humphrey, F. Foster, John Beers, L. Cornwall, J. Law, William Haslett, Esqrs.
CONVICTIONS AT THE FERMANAGH ASSIZES.
Patrick Breen pleaded guilty of wilful and corrupt perjury. --Six months’ imprisonment, and hard labour for three of them each alternate week.
James M’Donald, for sterling [sic] 30s. from Neal M’Brine.— To be transported for seven years.
Hugh Leonard, assault.—To be imprisoned three months, and kept to hard labour each alternate week for half the time.
Bridget Lynch, stealing fowl.—To be imprisoned one month.
Anne M’Avinue, Bessy Bogan, Bell Ames, and Catherine Foy, four prostitutes.—Each to be transported for seven years.
Thomas Knox, assault.—Imprisoned 3 months.
Andrew Morris, Joseph Fields, and George Howard assault, --Imprisoned one month each.
William Cochlan, obtaining money under false pretences.— Transported 7 years
COUNTY DOWN ASSIZES.
At these Assizes, two men named Lock and M’Garry, were tried on the 18th instant, for the murder of William M’Knight, but the jury though locked up for three nights, could not agree, and were discharged.
The other cases were very unimportant.
STATIONS OF THE WESLEYAN MINISTERS,
Dublin—R. Masaroon, John Greer, John Duncan, John Hay.
Hendrick-street—Robert Gibson Jones ; William Ferguson,
Henry Deery, William Kidd, Archibald Campbell, Patrick
Ffrench, John S. Wilson, Supernumeraries.
Kingstown—Samuel M’Dowell ; George M’Ilwaine, Supernumerary.
Drogheda—John Nelson, John Holmes.
Wicklow—John Hughes, Robert Hewitt.
Waterford—William Lupton, Thomas Ballard.
Carlow—Richard T. Tracy, John Higgins ; R. Banks, Supernumerary.
Newtownbarry—James Murdoch, Wm. Lebert.
Wexford—Robert Bruce, John Bagley.
Richard T. Tracy, chairman of the district.
Cork—Thomas Waugh, William Reilly, Joseph W. M’Kay; James B. Gillman, Joshua Harman, supernumeraries.
Cove—Robert Huston.; Robinson Scott, supernumerary.
Bandon—John F. Mathews, Anketell M. Henderson ; Andrew Hamilton, supernumerary.
Skibbereeen—John Williams, Wm. Butler.
Tralee—Wm. G. Campbell. Thomas Waugh, chairman.
Limerick—Henry Price, John Atkins, Thos. M. M’Donald.
Roscrea—Robert Jessop, Henry M. Beale.
Cloughjordan—James Henry ; John Rogers, supernumerary. Henry Price, chairman of the district.
Tullamore—William Crook, James Hughes ; Thomas Loughhead, supernumerary.
Maryborough—John Saul, John Donald.
Longford—Francis Stephens, William Foote ; Richard Phillips, Richard Price, supernumeraries. Wm. Crooke, chairman.
Sligo—Frederick P. Le Maitre, James S. Waugh.
Castlebar—James Patterson, Thomas Orbison.
Ballina—Samuel Downing, Wm. Burnside.
Boyle—Robert A. Dovers. Frederick Le Maitre, chairman.
Clones—Gibson M’Mullen, Frederick Elliott ; J. Rutledge, supernumerary.
Killeshandra—Robert J. Meyers, Francis Morrow.
Castleblayney—James Black, David Robinson.
Aughnacloy—John Waugh, Edward Harpur. John Waugh, chairman of the district.
Enniskillen—Robert H. Lindsay, William A. Darby ; John Nesbitt, James C. Pratt, supernumeraries.
Brookeborough—Robert Wallace, Andrew Huston ; Robert Crozier, supernumerary.
Manorhamilton—John Foster, John Gilbert.
Lowtherstown—John Armstrong, John Donald ; William Douglas, supernumerary.
Pettigo and Ballyshannon—John Jebb, James Kennedy ; Samuel Kyle, John C. Irvine, supernumeraries. John Armstrong, chairman of the district.
Londonderry—Daniel M’Afee, Thomas K. Whittaker.
Strabane—Robert Hamilton, Thomas Foster ; William Finley, supernumerary.
Omagh—William Molloy, Wm. Lough ; James M’Cutcheon, Robert Carson, supernumeraries. Daniel M’Afee, chairman.
Belfast South—William Stewart, Robert G. Cather ; John Campbell, supernumerary.
Belfast North—Fossey Tackaberry, George Vance ; Thomas Ridgeway, supernumerary.
Donaghadee—William Cather, Wallace M’Mullan ; Matthew
Carrickfergus—Robert Black, Samuel Meredith ; Michael
Coleraine—William P. Applebe, George Deery.
Magherafelt—Wm. Hoey, James Collier.
Lisburn—Thomas Meredith, Robert Campbell ; Wm.
Downpatrick—Hugh Moore, Thomas M’Lorinan.
William Stewart, chairman of the district.
Newry—John Carey, John Nash ; James Lynch, supernumerary.
Dungannon—John Hill, John Hazleton ; Archibald
Murdoch, Edward Hazleton, supernumeraries.
Armagh—George Grant, Frederick Stephens.
Lurgan—James Johnston, Benjamin Bayly ; Thomas Kerr, supernumerary.
Moira and Dromore—Robert Beauchamp, George Burrows ;
David Waugh, supernumerary.
Tandragee—Henry Giles, John Oliver.
Portadown—James Tobias, Edward K. Young ; Edward Johnston, supernumerary.
Lucan and Trim—Henry Geddis, John H. Boyd.
Kilkenny and Tipperary—Edward M. Banks, John C. Storey.
Fermoy and Mallow—Wm. Starkey.
Kinsale and De Courcy Country—John Liddy.
Kerry and the Mines—Wm. Hoey, 2d.
Dingle, &c.—Alex. Twiss.
Killaloe, &c.—James Sullivan, John Feely ; Charles M’Cormick, supernumerary.
Barony of Erris—Edward Johnson.
Cavan—Wm. Guard, Robert Bell.
Donegal—Jeremiah Wilson, John Walker. Ramelton, &c.—Nathaniel Hobart.
Newtownlimavady—Robert Bamford. Ballymena—Wm. Brown.
MARRIAGE IN HIGH LIFE.—It is said that a
matrimonial alliance between Lady Jane Grimston, youngest and only
unmarried daughter of the Earl and Countess of Verulam, and the Earl of
===================MAGISTERIAL INVESTIGATION—THE LATE
On Thursday last, when the ordinary business of the Petty Sessions had terminated, the Magistrates, WM. PATON, Esq., J.P. ; GEO. ROBINSON, Esq., J.P. ; THOS. DOBBIN, Esq., J.P., proceeded to investigate further the circumstances connected with the late riots in Armagh. Several witnesses were sworn, who identified seven Roman Catholics and two Protestants, all of whom were given in bail to appear at next assizes.
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