Cavan Herald
Published in Cavan, county Cavan

June 7, 1825

(To be completed in 12 nos.) Price 3d. each.

WITH superior Engraving of several distinguished Patriotic Characters and memorable events, peculiar to Ireland, among which are--

A fine Portrait of KING WILLIAM III.
Ditto of the Rev. George WALKER, the intrepid defender of Londonderry.
Ditto of the late John GIFFARD, Esq.
Ditto (a Monumental full length) of the late Rt. Hon. George OGLE, M.P.
Ditto of his Royal Highness, the DUKE of YORK
DItto of the Rt. Hon. LORD KENYON
Ditto of the Rt. Hon. Earl O'NEILL
Ditto of the Rt. Hon. Sir George HILL, Bart.
Ditto of the Rev. Sir Harcourt LEES, Bart.

A correct view of the BATTLE OF THE BOYNE, July 1st, 1690.

And a view of the SIEGE OF LONDONDERRY, describing a sortie by the Garrison in view of King James, &c.


Comprising highly interesting Historical Accounts of the BATTLE OF THE BOYNE, THE SIEGE OF LONDONDERRY ! -- a brief Life of KING WILLIAM III; -- and a concise History of ORANGEISM from its commencement to the present day; with the best collection of good and

Old and New, in the English Language, that can be procured, with


Dedicated to Sir George HILL, Bart. and the Apprentice Boys of Derry.


At a time when Protestants are prohibit by Law from showing outwardly any demonstration of their attachment to the existing Government of the Country, we have reason to be thankful to GOD that our Printing Presses are not tied down by similar Acts, as from them may still emanate the cheering light of Gospel truth, of attachment to the Protestant cause, and of cherishing in the bosom of the rising Generation, the Glorious principles that placed the illustrious House of Hanover on the Throne.

Every Country in the world has its National Songs and Airs; and let not Songs, be despised, as strongly to give a peculiar bias to the mind--such they have been in all ages, and surely not less so now.

The Editor intends in the present publication, to give to the Public, a Chaste, Liberal, and superior Collection of all the Loyal Songs, new and old, that he or his friends can possibly collect--and to make the work attainable by persons in the most moderate sphere of life, he proposes to publish it weekly, in Numbers at 3d. each; and to complete it in Twelve Numbers, each Number to be embellished with an illustrative engraving of either a memorable Battle, a Siege, or a Loyal Patriot.--See Numbers already Published.

Dublin--Printed by J. CHARLES, 57, Mary-street--and may be had of every Loyal Bookseller, in England and Ireland, and at The Herald Office.

Our readers will find a cheap little publication advertised in our present number; when we find the greater portion of the press of Ireland opposed to its interest, and the few that have manliness enough to stand forward in defence of the Constitution and religion of the state, persecuted and oppressed, we feel no hesitation in recommending the dissemination of any publication calculated to keep alive those feelings which our ancestors professed with pride, but which it is now fashionable to decry as intollerant (sic), illiberal, and bigotted. We however are by no means declined from avowing an adherence to such intellerance, illiberality and bigotry, while we sincerely regret that all those equally attached to them, as we are, have not manliness enough to avow their adhesion; if they had, the land would not be cursed with the ravings of demagogues, as she is at the present moment.


In Dublin, the Rev. Francis SAUNDERSON, second son of Francis SAUNDERSON, Esq., of Castle Saunderson, to Catherine, second daughter of the Hon. John CREIGHTON, and grand-daughter of the Earl of Erne.


At Port Macquarie, Captain John ROLLAND, 3d Buffs.

REJOICINGS IN IRELAND--Everyday's post from Ireland brings us fresh accounts of the effects produced in that country by the late proceedings in Parliament. The DUBLIN EVENING POST of Tuesday last contains the following paragraphs--

"We learn from Armagh, that the Churchwardens of that city caused the bells to be rung on Saturday, for the good news of the rejection of the Catholic Bill by the House of Lords."

June 14, 1825


We have since our last publication been furnished with a statement of additional circumstances attending the death of this lamentable Gentleman, whose character, for charity and benevolence, was highly estimated in his neighbourhood. An inquest was held on the body on Saturday, at Rallinacarriga, by John COX, Esq., one of the County Coroners, in presence of a number of Magistrates and Gentlemen from the vicinity--amongst the former were John WALLER, Esq., of Castletown, Bolton WALLER, Esq., of Bushy Island, Edward FITZGERALD, Esq., of Rockfield, and Thomas P. VOKES, Esq., Chief Magistrate of Police. A most respectable Jury was impannelled, when after an anxious and patient investigation, a verdict of "Wilful Murder" was returned against Patrick KIRBY, alias KERWICK, aided by Margaret DILLON, who were both secured by the exertions of Chief Constable LANRENSON of that district, to whose unwearied zeal and activity, in conjunction with Captain BALDWIN and Messrs. HILL of Mount Pleasant, the Magistrates were much indebted. The two prisoners were on Sunday, committed to the County Jail to abide their trial at the ensuing Assizes. KIRBY is a very ill-looking fellow, and a man of notoriously bad character in the country--but the woman is rather of an engaging person and handsome features. Her appearance in fact is altogether prepossessing--a mutual attachment was ascertained to have existed between both for some months previous to this dreadful crime. The actual scene of the murder is represented as truly frightful. Mr. HURST was found prostrate on his back in a thick coppice adjoining the house, his head shockingly mangled, and the bones of the scull (sic) literally beat in; the grass around him was horridly disfigured, and red again with a profusion of clotted blood and detached parts of the brain ! His hat, cane, watch and keys lay at his side. To this secluded part of the plantation, it is not perhaps too well known, the infatuated victim of female duplicity was intentionally allured by the arts of the woman Margaret DILLON, and there the assassin came upon him unawares, and inflicted those dreadful blows with a hatchet which produced such effect. KERBY was known to have had the weapon, and it was found in his house the day subsequent to the murder, clean and recently washed; the blunt end of it on application to the head fitted the wound exactly. At the inquest he was brought forward to see and touch the body, to observe whether it would make any impression on him, but not in the slightest degree did it produce the wished for effect, and he conducted himself on the occasion with the most perfect indifference. KIRBY was in custody last Assizes for a rape, but bills were only found for an assault, and he was also charged with stealing two sheep from Mr. HURST. By a further investigation before the Magistrates on Monday it was satisfactorily proved that this diabolical outrage was concerted some months ago and that it emanated from a conspiracy in which the prisoners were ascertained to be principals. The shock sustained by the afflicted family and immediate relatives of Mr. HURST cannot well be described, suffice it to say that the dreadful catastrophe has inflicted a deep mental wound upon one of the family already suffering a painful illness.

A melancholy occurrence and which has excited a very deep sensation, has within the last few days, taken place in the neighbourhood of Borris-in Ossory. A Gentleman in the Commission of the Peace for the Queen's County, of the most kind and humane character, having had a dispute with his brother, who is also a Magistrate, related to keeping cows on the property of the latter, some persons were sent to drive the cows off the lands, one of whom the brother who owned the cattle shot dead on the spot, and wounded another dangerously. An inquest was held on the body, and a verdict of wilful murder returned; and on the Coroner's warrant, he has been committed to Maryborough Jail, for trail at the next Assizes. We have reason to state that this unfortunate Gentleman, who made no effort to escape after the commission of this melancholy act, has been for some time past labouring under a fit of insanity, the fulest proofs of which will be produced on the trial--LIMERICK OBSERVER.

On Wednesday afternoon, Doctor Thomas PEALL, for many years Veterinary Lecturer to the Dublin Society, put a period to his existence, by swallowing a quantity of sulphuric acid. The effects of this acid, commonly known by the name of oil of vitriol, were, of course, almost immediately fatal. The Surgeon-General was sent for, but by the time he arrived, the unfortunate man was a lifeless corpse. ...Dr. PEALL, it is said, had for some time past betrayed frequent symptoms of mental derangement, and it is supposed that an action which had been taken against him by one of the porters of the Society, for an alledged assault, and which was to be tried yesterday, had increased his mental malady, and had thus driven him to the perpetuation of this dreadful deed.

June 21, 1825

EMIGRATION FROM IRELAND TO CANADA.--The resolution for granting 30,000l. in aid of Emigration from Ireland to Canada was carried, after an ineffectual opposition by Mr. HUME and Sir F. BURDETT. It was explained by Mr. Wilmot HORTON that by the plan proposed none but paupers were to be taken from Ireland; that the experiment had hitherto completely succeeded, as for twenty pounds each person was removed to Canada, where he was enabled to make himself comfortable; that the object was first to try it upon a small scale, and to enlarge it in proportion to its success; and that confident hope was entertained that it would ultimately abate the evils of a redundant population in Ireland.

A Gentleman who called at our Office, informs us, that a fine year old heifer was, a few nights ago, wantonly houghed on the lands of Mr. Christopher HARMAN, at Corgariff, in the Parish of Castletara, and Barony of Upper Loughtee, in this County, It was in contemplation, our informant says, to offer, by subscription, a large reward for the discovery of the barbarians concerned in this atrocious and abominable outrage.

The excise duty on every hundred gallons of spirits made or distilled in Ireland or Scotland, is to be £14 13s. 4d.--that is 2s. 10d. per gallon.

At the fair of Enniskillen last Friday, cattle of all descriptions brought high prices. Pigs were rather down.

The hay harvest has commenced unusually early in the County of Fermanagh. On Friday last, Mr. BALL, of Levaghy, began to cut down a meadow field; and another has been cut near Irvinestown.--The crops in general look promising, and are in a very forward state.

We have inserted an article from the DUBLIN EVENING POST, announcing the route of Doctor KERNAN, the Titular Bishop of this Diocese, and we rejoice to hear the religious duties of the children were well inculcated in this parishes........

June 28, 1825


On Tuesday, the 24th ult., the Rev. George BELLIS, a Licentiate of the Presbytery of Bangor, to the Pastoral Charge of the Fourth Congregation, Belfast. The Rev. Mr. ORR, of Portaferry, commenced the public services of the day, and delivered an admirable discourse from the 38th and 39th verses of the 5th chapter of the Acts of the Apostles. "And not I say unto you, refrain from these men, and let them alone; for if this counsel or this work be of men, it will come to nought;".....The Rev. Mr. FINLAY, of Dundonald, after having offered up prayer, explained in a most perspicuous manner, the general principles of Presbyterianism, and vindicated, upon scriptural authority, the validity of Presbyterian Ordination...The Rev. Mr. CRAIG, of Lisburn, offered up a solemn and impressive prayer, during which Mr. BELLIS was a part to the work of the Ministry.....The Rev. Henry MONTGOMERY then delivered a most impressive and eloquent address to the Pastor and people, pointing out the peculiar duties incumbent on each.


In Limerick, Mr. Edward TARKINGTON, of Limerick, Printer, to Marie, second daughter of the late Lieut. BOLTON.

In Cork, Mr. George SMYTH, to Sarah SEYMOUR, North Main-street.

James GORMAN, Esq., of Plumperstown, Co. Carlow, to Miss Elize LOVE, of COVE.

Philip BOX, Esq., of Carlow, to Miss Anne COUGHLAN, of Rathoe.

At Knockbreda, Frederick W. HAYES, of Millmount, Esq., to Miss Isabella BOYD.

In London, Augustus DASHWOOD, Esq., to Miss Hester ASTLEY.

Sir John V. B. JOHNSTONE, Bart., of Hackness, Yorkshire, to Louisa Augusta VERNON, second daughter of the Archbishop of York.

At Coldstream, Lieut. MONTGOMERIE, 52d Regiment, to Miss Anne MURRAY.

At Kew, Captain NOOTHE, late of the 6th Dragoon Guards, to Emily BRIEN, of London.

Colonel De LANCEY, C.B., of the Grenadier Guards, Aid-de-Camp to the King, to Mrs. Gurney BARCLAY, of Surry.

At Marylabonne Church, London, Lieut. Colonel George HIGGINSON, of the Grenadier Guards, to the Right Hon. Lady Frances Elizabeth NEEDHAM, third daughter of the Earl of Kilmorey.


At Lismore, Co. Clare, John WHITESTONE, Esq.

Near Croom, Mr. Patrick POWER.

Near Tipperary, Sarah HOMES, mother of Robert HOMES, Esq., of Belfast.

In Dublin, the wife of Mr. Daniel CUNNINGHAM.

Mathew TUTON, of Belfast, Esq.

At Wilkinstown, county Wexford, Mrs. Sarah DELAHIDE, of Cork-hill, Dublin.

At Annikissu, Near Mallow, Mr. Jeremaih O'BRIEN.

In Waterford, Mr. Michael BRUNSHILL.

In Dublin, Charlotte Hawkshaw, infant daughter of Edward H. SCRIVEN, Esq.

At Prussia-street, Dublin, the Rev. Jas. MOOR, a Clergyman of the Established Church.

At Sunday's -well, Cork, Miss Anne DOYLE.

Surgeon BRUCE, of Antrim.

Near Windsor, the Rev. James PHILIPS, A.M.

In Bethnel-green, William MILLAR, Esq., in his 84th year.

At Bath, the Right Hon. James Caulfield BROWNE, Lord Kilmaine, in the 61st year of his age.

On Thursday Evening last, as Patt. ROONEY, of Mullinora, bailiff to Captain THOMPSON, of this Town, was on his way to his own house, with two of his children, he was overtaken when within a short distance of home, by five or six fellows who beat him in a brutal manner, and inflicted several severe wounds upon his head. The unfortunate sufferer, it appears, is bound by recognizance to prosecute some persons against whom he has given information of having been some time ago concerned in a Rescue. We do not mean to charge the outrage which we are now noticing upon the persons against whom ROONEY has sworn information for the Rescue; but, as no other reason has been, nor (we understand) can be assigned, for the savage violence thus offered to an unoffending man, it becomes somewhat difficult to suppose that the transactions are altogether distinct and unconnected.....

On Monday last, Thomas MOFFAT, of Roundhill, near Irvinestown, was convicted before the Magistrates at Petty Sessions in Enniskillen, and sentenced to pay a penalty of twenty pounds, for having harboured James MAGUIRE, a deserter from the 34th Regiment, knowing him to be such.

A new silver coinage is ordered for Ireland in lieu of the tokens now in circulation here.

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