October 14, 1845
Armagh, County Armagh
October 8, at Anketell Grove, county Monaghan, the lady of Mr. Mathew John Aneketell, of a daughter.
October 2, in Portadown Church, by the Rev. H. De’L. Willis, the Rev. John Oliver, of Tandragee, to Elizabeth H., youngest daughter of Mr. Hugh Mathews, Anagh, Portadown.
On the 1st inst., in Carntall Meeting-house, by the Rev. Jas. Phillips, Mr. Geo. Spence, of Fivemiletown, merchant, to Eliza, youngest daughter of the late Wm. Glenn, Esq., of said town.
On the 30th ult., in the Presbyterian Church, Whiteabbey [Co Antrim?], by the Rev. Henry Cooke D.D., LL.D., Charles Mathews, Esq., Glasgow, to Caroline Mary, eldest daughter of the late W. Duff, Esq., formerly of Mount Caulfield, county Armagh.
On Sunday morning, the 12th inst., at her son’s house in this city, Mrs. Anne Riddall, relict of the late Mr. Walter Riddall, of Blackwatertown.
At his residence, in this city, on Thursday morning, after a long illness, Mr. James Greacen, Printer, eldest son of Mr. Nathaniel Greacen, of Monaghan.
At Belfast, on Friday, the 3rd of October, after a brief illness of two days, the Rev. Charles Oulton, Vicar of Kilmore, in the Diocese of Down, aged 73, and for 50 years a pious and active Minister of the Lord Jesus.
September 27, at the residence of his brother, Hugh Lyle, Esq., of Carnagrave, county Donegal.
On the 20th ult., at Lydia Villa, Sarah, eldest daughter of Mr. Joseph Dudgeon, Postmaster of Stewartstown, and grand-daughter of the late Anthony M’Reynolds, Esq., Solicitor, Stewartstown.
LONGEVITY.—There is at present living in Tullerone, county of Armagh, a pensioner named JOHN HERRON, a native of Sligo, who has attained the patriarchal age of 113 years.—Since his discharge from military service his health has remained uninterruptedly good, although, till latterly, in the habit of getting “ fuddled” on quarter-day, and still continuing to take his “ morning” with much zest. His sight, and intellect remain unimpaired, and his sense of hearing little affected. He sings a good song without a tremour, and feels no fatigue in visiting his neighbours on foot. HERRON has always been remarkably partial to tea, which (besides partaking of it at the usual periods,) he takes once during the night ; yet, for an old man, sleeps uncommonly well. This district seems peculiarly favorable to longevity and vigour, of which, as another and striking instance, it may be mentioned that JOHN SKELTON, of Verner’s-bridge, a stout and hale man, 90 years of age, has, within the last few days, been made the happy parent of a thumping daughter.
DISEASES IN POTATOES.—From personal observation, we are enabled to state, that the disease in the potato exists, to an alarming extent, in the parish of Comber ; and we learn, that it is spreading in neighbouring districts. One fourth, and, in some cases, one third, is diseased.—Northern Whig.
DISEASED POTATOES.—For some time past our market has been supplied almost exclusively with potatoes of this description. We do not, however, consider that it arises from a generally diseased crop, but from an anxiety of those who have the like to dispose of them at once. The disease principally extends to those of the Cork red and sons of the cup ; we have scarce heard an instance of the cup being affected. On the whole, from inquiry, we think we can safely say that not more than a tenth part of the crop in this county is likely to suffer.—We perceive by the Evening Mail that a Government inquiry is to be made as to the state of the crop. The late potatoes are those that, in most cases, are affected.
|INSOLVENT DEBTORS’ COURT.
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 Insol- vent Debtors at Armagh, on Monday, the 27th day of October, 1845, at 10 o’Clock in the forenoon of said day.
—Dated this 7th day of September, 1845.
ARMAGH UNION.—The following duly qualified Justices of the Peace are the ex officio Guardians for the ensuing year :--Sir James Stronge, Bart., D.L., Tynan Abbey ; Sir George Molyneaux, Bart., D.L., Castle Dillon ; John Hardy, Esq, Loughgall ; Wm. W. Algeo, Esq., The Pavilion ; Henry L Prentice, Esq., Caledon ; William Blacker, Esq., Armagh ; Francis Stringer, Esq., Tassa House ; Maxwell Cross, Esq., Dartan ; William Paton, Esq., Charlemont-place ; Thomas Dobbin, Esq., Scotch-street ; John Robt. Irwin, Esq., Carnahouse ; and Thomas Joseph Tenison, Esq., Port Nelligan.
A BARBAROUS DEED IN A CIVILISED COUNTRY.— On Wednesday the 8th inst., an inquest was held by GEORGE HENRY, Esq., on the body of JAMES PATTON, (a respectable young farmer, holding 22 acres,) at Kilmore Church, where his body had been brought for interment, and a strong suspicion had been entertained by his friends and others that he had been poisoned.—The body was inspeected [sic] most carefully by Surgeon SHEGOG, of Loughgall, and Dr. COLVAN of Armagh, and appearances were so strongly in favor of the prevailing report, that the inquest was adjourned until the next day to allow an analysis of the contents of the stomach, and a more close inspection to be made. On Thursday the Doctors gave it as their opinion that he had died from some acrid substance taken into the stomach which had caused inflammation and vesciation, from the effects of which he died. The jury, a most respectable and intelligent one, found a verdict accordingly, and against the father and brother-in-law of the deceased for administering the deadly substances. They have absconded. The young man was only married seven or eight weeks.
BEANS.—In a field of Beans, the property of ROBERT LOVE, Esq., of Timmakeel, near Portadown, three stalks, the produce of one bean, yielded 100 pods, each containing from three to four beans.
CUP POTATOES.—Mr. FRANCIS CLEGG, of this city, had the enormous produce of 12-1/2 lbs. off one potatoe [sic] of this kind, set in the latter end of April. In number there were 76.
THE POTATO CROP.—CLOGHER.—In this neighbourhood a great quantity of the potatoes are diseased. We have known them to be sound enough in the evening, and to be rotten the next morning. There is scarcely a field in this part of the county in which some of them are not damaged.— Communicated.
The weather continues unsettled, with very heavy falls of rain almost every night, which tends to retard the poor man’s harvest, and in consequence large quantities of grain is yet in the field. On Sunday night torrents of rain fell, accompanied with high wind.
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