Published in Cavan, county Cavan
April 2 1847
The Rev. J. RITCHIE thankfully acknowledges the receipt of £1 from John M'DOWELL, Esq., Liverpool, per Mr. A. PORTER, in aid of the Ballyjamesduff Relief Fund
STATE OF THE COUNTRY
DARING ROBBERY--On the night of 29th ultimo, about the hour of nine o'clock, p.m., three armed men entered the schoolhouse of Mr. FORSYTHE, Drumkeen, one of whom asked a drink of water from the servant-maid--while in the act of getting it, the daring villain went to a room where Mr. F. was sitting, and presenting a pistol to his breast, he told him not to stir, or he would blow his brains out. Another of the robbers dragged the maid into her master's presence, and seated her beside him. Mr. F. asked what they wanted from him? They replied, money and arms. He requested them to spare his life, and gave them the keys of what little money he had in the house, £2 12s., which the robbers took and marched off with, cautioning him at the same time not o accuse his neighbours, as they had come a great distance, and that, should he speak of it, they would pay him another visit. What makes this robbery so daring is that the house is situated on the mail-coach road, about a mile and a half from Cavan, where there is a constant traffic of carriers between Butlersbridge and Belturbet.
OUTRAGE AND ROBBERY--On Monday afternoon, between the hours of six and seven o'clock, during the temporary absence of the herd, the kitchen part of Hermitage Cottage was broken into, and two sacks, containing about sixteen stones of oats, stolen therefrom. The plunderers were traced to Crossdony, but were not apprehended. This is the sixth of a series of similar outrages on this place, and all evidently not committed by strangers, as, from the other portion of the Cottage being occupied by the Rev. George MacDONNELL and family, no strangers could calculate on the combination of circumstances necessary to enable them to escape with their illgotten booty.
On the night of the 20th inst. a party of four or five men attacked the dwellinghouse of Wm. CLARKE, of Cornagunlay, broke his kitchen window and demanded money and beef, when Samuel CLARKE fired on the party, who ran away.
On the night of the 22nd inst., a heifer value £5, the property of John DURNEY of Drumbillagh, was stolen from his cow-house and brought into a meadow and there killed and skinned, taking away the carcase and leaving the head and skin behind.
On the night of the 13th inst. a cow, the property of James SMITH, of Kilcogry, was stolen from his cow-house.
March 31, at Ballyjamesduff, the lady of George NIXON, Esq., M.D., of a son and daughter, who only survived their birth a few hours. March 25, at Woodville, county Leitrim, the lady of J. R. DICKSON, Esq., of a daughter.
On St. Patrick's Day, in St. Anne's Church, Belfast, by the Rev. Dr. DREW, John M. WILLEY, Esq., M.D., L.R.C.S.E., of Glenavy, county Antrim, to Eliza, youngest daughter of the late Wm. MILLAR, Esq., Mountpleasant, county Down.
On the 30th ult., in Belturbet, of fever, Mr. James MORTON, one of the High Constables for the County, deeply and deservedly regretted by a large circle of friends, and leaving a wife and six children to deplore his loss. He was a kind and humane public officer, and discharged his duties with the greatest leniency to the poor upon all occasions.
DEATH OF LORD JAMES BROWNE--This gallant young nobleman expired on board the Precursor, from Calcutta, shortly before her arrival at Suez. He had left India on his return to England, having for some months suffered from dysentery, and other complaints peculiar to the climate. The deceased was born April 20th, 1823, being the second surviving son of the late Marquis of Sligo, by the Lady Hester Caroline de Burgh, sister of the Marquis of Clanricarde. He was brother and heir presumptive to the present holder of the title. He entered the army as coronet in the 9th Lancers, (which were particularly engaged in the war of the Punjaub), July 7th, 1843. In May, 1846, he succeeded to a Lieutenancy, and exchanged into the 10th Hussars. Lord GOUGH subsequently appointed him one of his aides-de-camp.
April 9 1847
The shop of Mr. Michael FLOOD of Virginia, was broken into on the 7th instant and robbed of some looking-glasses, tape, combs, &c., amount in value to about £3. Offenders unknown.
Three heifers were stolen from Mr. Arnold PORTER of Ballyduff on the 3d instant.
TYPHUS FEVER IN BELTURBET--A very malignant type of this fever is now raging in Belturbet. Its ravages are not confined to the poorer orders. Mr. MORTON, the High Constable's death, it was our melancholy task to record in our last number. Since them Mr. ATKINSON, a most respectable hotel-keeper, has fallen a victim to the desease.
T. F. KNIPE, Esq., eldest son of G. M. KNIPE, Esq., of Erne-hill, has been appointed by the magistrates assembled in Quarter Sessions in Cavan on last Saturday, to the place of High Constable of the barony of Lower Loughtee, vacant by the death of Mr. MORTON. The appointment is most proper, and a most popular one.
INQUEST AT NAVAN--Thre was an inquest held on the body of a female child, at Navan Infirmary, on Wednesday, the 7th instant. The following is the verdict of the jury:--"That the said female infant, now lying dead in the infirmary, at Navan, came by her death by having been wilfully thrown into the privy of the county infirmary, by some person or persons unknown, and was there found dead."
ELECTION OF CORONER--An election of a Coroner, for the district of Navan, in the county of Meath, took place in Navan, on Tuesday, the 6th instant, in the Court-house, which was thronged to excess. Mr. MARTIN was duly elected.
CAVAN QUARTER SESSIONS
Rule of the Court
Joseph BREDIN, larceny, six months' hard labour;
Anne SMITH, do., 48 hours imprisonment;
Connor REILLY, rescue, one week hard labour;
Elixabeth DOONAN, larceny, four months from committal;
Mathew BRADY, do., two months hard labour;
John M'GINNELL, do., one month do.;
Mary BOYLE, do., do.;
Jas. GORMLEY, do., six months do.;
Catherine GORDON, receiving stolen goods, two months do.;
Thomas SHERIDAN, larceny, one month hard labour;
Margaret LEE, do., 48 hours imprisonment;
Peter FAY, do., three months hard labour;
Anne MAGUIRE, do, eight months do.;
Thomas RAHILL, do., one month do.;
Catherine HOY, do., do.;
Mary SMITH, do., two months do.;
Hugh OLVANY, larceny, one month do.;
Patt M'CONNELL, do.; two months do;
Michael DUFFY, do., 48 hours;
Margaret FITZPATRICK, receiving stolen goods, one month hard labour;
Ellen GOLERAKE, larceny, two months do.;
Eliza CRELLY, do., do.;
Margaret JONES, do., do.;
Pat MAGAURAN, sheep-stealing, six months do.;
Mary DONOHOE, larceny, 48 hours;
Rose DONOHOE, do., do.;
John BOLLAN, do., do.;
Henry SMITH, do., do.;
Hugh M'ENALLY, burglary and robbery, ten years' transportation;
Wm. COYLE, larceny, twelve months' hard labour;
John SCOTT, do., six months do.;
Rose MAGUIRE, do., one month do.;
John BRADY, assault, three months' imprisonment;
Catherine BRADY, larceny, one month hard labour;
Sally FRIARAGH, do., three months do.;
Bernard M'DONALD, do., one month do.; Mary M'MANUS, do., do.;
Bernard JAIRDAN, cattle stealing, 48 hours;
Pat LEONARD, receiving stolen goods, eight months;
Michael REILLY, do., three months' hard labour;
Bridget REILLY, do., do.;
John TUMMIN, burglary, three months do.;
Mary BANNON, larceny, 6 months' ditto;
Rose BANNON, receiving stolen goods, do., do.;
William BERRY, larceny, 2 month's ditto;
James CONNOLLY, rescue, 1 month's ditto.
COOTEHILL QUARTER SESSIONS
The Quarter Sessions of Cootehill were the heaviest ever remembered to have been held it by the oldest inhabitant, there being no less that 1680 Civil Bill entries. There were, comparatively speaking, few defences to the claims of the plaintiffs.
Rule of Court.
Peter M'CABE, rescue, one month's imprisonment;
Henry VANES, cow-stealing, ten years' transportation;
Anne M'CAULEY, receiving stolen goods, one week's imprisonment;
Richard FOX, larceny, three months' hard labour;
Patt KELLY, larceny, three months' hard labour;
Connor RUDDEN, larceny, six month's hard labour;
Edward M'GOVERN, larceny, forty-eight hours 'imprisonment;
Ellen MONTGOMERY, larceny, one months' hard labour;
Felix CLUSKY, larceny, six months' hard labour;
John CUM, larceny, forty-eight hours hard labour;
Sarah DINNEN, larceny, forty-eight hours' hard labour;
James ROARKE, larceny, one month from committal;
Anne EARLS, rescue, twenty-four hours from committal;
Patrick M'KEY, receiving stolen goods, one month from committal;
Patt FEGAN, larceny, six months hard labour;
Richard CALDRY, larceny, one month's hard labour;
Patt COSGROVE, larceny, two months' hard labour.
BALLYMACHUGH RELIEF COMMITTEE
The Treasurer of the Ballymachugh Relief Committe begs gratefully to acknowledge the receipt of the following subscriptions to the Relief Fund of his District, viz.--
(Note: Anonymous donors and amount of donations omitted)
Hon. S. R. MAXWELL,....Mrs. J. SKELTON, Clifton, G. H. SKELTON, Esq., Clifton; Rev. J. W. SKELTON and the Misses SKELTON,;The Misses Stephens; Dr. DRAPES; remitted by Rev. Wm. PENNEFATHER; remitted by Rev. H. COTTINGHAM; Miss KILROY; John W. FREEMAN, Esq.; Anthony KILROY, Esq; Thomas BURROWES, Esq.; Miss GLAVE; Joseph M'DONALD, Esq.; Henry LAHY; Mr. Wm. LAHY; Mr. Abel HOLMES; Rev. P. MURRAY; Mr. James SHERIDAN; Mr. John BRADY; Mr. James M'CABE; Mr. John BRADY; Mr. John SMITH; Mr. Patt REILLY; Mr. Thomas SHERIDAN; Mr. Edward RELLY; Mr. John GIBNEY; Widow COYLE; Mr. Thomas SMITH; Mr. Robert SHERLOCK; Mr. Andrew SHERLOCK; Mr. William M'CULLAGH; Mr. John CHAMBERS; Mark RICHESON.
Yesterday a man name James KYLE was killed by having been caught in the machinery of Mr. HENRY's mill, at Tassagh, near this city.--Armagh Guardian.
COUNTY OF CAVAN. SUMMER SESSIONS, 1847
BALLEYCONNELL, Monday, 21st of June, at Nine o'Clock.
CAVAN, Thursday, the 24th of June, at Nine o'Clock.
BAILIEBORO, Wednesday, 30th of June, at Nine o'Clock.
Ballyconnell.....Bernard MAGAURAN, Francis GRAHAM
Bailieboro.....Denis SMITH, George MAHOOD
Belturbet.....George INGHAM, Wm. ANDREWS
Cavan.....Daniel LEDDY, Edward M'CABE, Mark PATTERSON, James HOLAHAN
Killeshandra.....Graham ROSEMOND, John COWAN
Kingscourt.....Robert ELLIOTT, Thomas ELLIOTT
Stradone.....John KELLY, Patt MONAGHAN
PHILLIPS Bailieboro.....Mr. James
SMITH Ballyconnell.....Mr. Robert PRINGLE
April 3, at Read's Vale, Dundrum, co. Dublin, the lady of Dr. WHITE of a son.
On Monday last, at Newtown, Glebe, Kells, the lady of the Rev. J. STEVENSON, of a daughter.
April 3, at Belturbet Church, Major Mark KERR ATHERLEY, 92nd Highlanders, to Martha, daughter of Capt. Hugh BOWEN, Barrackmaster late of the 41st Regt.
On Easter Sunday morning, aged 55 years, after a severe and lingering illness, which she bore with Christian patience and resignation, Jane, relict of the late Mr. Bernard RAFFERTY, of Cavan. Her remains were accompanied to the family burying place at Annagh by a large concourse of relatives and friends by whom her kind humane disposition and amiable manners made her beloved and respected, and to whom her death is a source of the greatest sorrow.
March 26, at his residence, No. 1 Belvedere Place, Mountjoy-sq., Dublin, in the 77th year of his age, James MAGEE, Esq., late of New York, and for many years an eminent merchant of that city.
DEATH OF A REMARKABLE CHARACTER.
On Sunday, the 21st ult. at the age of 100 years, died Ann MURRAY, in her well-known cave, at Red Bay, on the North- Eastern coast of the County Antrim. At the base of that lofty headland, called Lourg-Eden, which forms the North boundary of Glenariff, and which runs down to the coast road immediately adjoining the sea, are two natural cavities,--one of these is occupied as a smith's forge; the other has long been used as a human habitation. Few tourists to the Causeway have passed by these caves without paying a passing visit to Nanny, who, in her personal appearance, and in the originality of her manners, was as great a curiosity as the cave itself. To those who have never seen the interior of "Nanny's Cave," it would be impossible to give anything like an accurate description--cold, damp, and dreary, extending about twenty feet into the rock, and not more than six feet from the ground to the roof in the highest part, with perpetual drops of water oozing out of the upper stratum... Yet in this cave, where to have spent twenty-four hours would have taken the life of any ordinary being, this remarkable woman passed a solitary existence of fifty years, destitute of every human comfort, but in the enjoyment of excellent health, which she retained until a short period before her death......
The deceased was the original from which Banim in his historical novel of the "Boyne Water," drew in his historical novel of the characters, "Onagh of the Cavern."...Be it therefore known that Nanny is no more. Her remains have been interred in the neat little grave-yard at the entrance to the beautiful valley of Glenariff. But, although Nanny is gone the cave remains in all its pristine originality, and has even already received a new occupant; so the curious traveller, and the admirer of the beautiful and the wonderful in nature, will still have an opportunity of exploring this celebrated human abode--NANNY'S CAVE-- Belfast Vindicator.
DOMESTIC NEWS ROBBERY OF THE BALLINASLOE COACH--The day coach, running between Ballinasloe and Dublin, ws robbed on Tuesday evening last of £300, money sent by the Board of the Works for the payment of labourers, &c. It seems that the perpetrator was an acting guard, employed during the sickness of the permanent guard. He broke open the box and took three bags of silver to the above amount. There was a large sum in notes which he did not touch. He has absconded.--Galway Vindicator
April 16 1847
DARING BURGLARIES IN NAVAN--On the night of the 9th or he morning of the 10th instant, the houses of several tradesmen in the town of Navan, were visited by a gang of Burglars. The shutters of Mr. BRADY's hotel were taken down, and a pane cut out of the window frame, so as to enable the robbers to open a desk close to the window, where they found however, nothing but some papers, of no value to them, and which they left in the next house; they broke into that of Mr. KNAPPOCK's of Watergate, victualler and storekeeper, where they only succeeded in finding a few half-pence; next room the mark of a bloody thumb was found on the pass-book, which was partly torn. Several others who were visited the same night, a mongst others Mr. James Kelly's, Town Commissioner, Mr. David FOLEY's cloth-shop, Mr. James CLARKE's of Trimgate-street, cloth merchant, &c., &c. These daring acts could not occur if Navan were properly lighted and watched-- that it is not, is a disgrace to the inhabitants of so wealthy a town.
We understand that the inhabitants of Cootehill are about to establish a board-of-health in that town.
A FEMALE BURGLAR CAUGHT IN A CHIMNEY, ON THE POINT OF A PITCHFORK.--Rose BANNON was indicted for having Burglariously entered the house of Bryan LYNCH, at Knockfad, in the parish of Killenkere, on the night of the 32rd(sic) or early on the 24th March last.
Bryan LYNCH swore that some time in the night of the day laid in the indictment, he was awakened by hearing a noise of soot and clay falling down the chimney of the kitchen or common reception room of his house, and in consequence of which, he suspected that robbers were trying to enter it through the chimney; that he got his pitchfork, thrust it up the chimney, and caught a nice young girl (the prisoner at the bar) on the point of it (laughter), and took her down into the kitchen. He charged her with having had other burglars along with her which she denied.
The Barrister stated that the indictment must be quashed as it did not state that the prisoner had entered the house by force. The indictment should have stated that the prisoner had burglarously and forcibly entered the house, and hertofore it was not an indictable offence to enter a chimney, or any other oen orifice of a house; but latterly the 12 judges had decided that forcibly entering a chimney was an inictable offence, as the orifice or opening in a chimney of a house was necessary for the comfort and health of its inhabitants; but, as he said before, the word force was a necessary ingredient in the indictment, and it having been omitted, it must fall to the ground. His Worship ordered the prisoner --who as stated by the prosecutor, was a very pretty and interesting young girl, about 17 years of age--to be discharged out of custody. but Mr. GALLOGLY, the gaoler stated that she was also in his custody under another charge.
Pat KING, Thos. LEE, Pat M'BREAN and Peter M'BRIDE were indebted(sic) for having at Drumcarley broken into the house of Philip ULTIHAN, on the night of Sunday, the 21st of March last.
The proof of this case, the particulars of which appeared in this paper a few numbers back, depended on the evidence of Catherine ULTIHAN, the wife of the prosecutor, who, on being sworn, hesitated to give evidence, or identify the prisoners--however, on being threatened to be committed to prison by the Barrister, she again took up the book, and said she would "plump it."
The defence was an alibi.
Mr. WILLIAMSON, attorney for the prisoners, addressed the court and jury on their behalf, as did Mr. Benjamin ARMSTRONG, sessional crown solicitor, in reply to evidence. The learned Barrister summed up the evidence in his usual clear and satisfactory manner.
The Jury retired, and after being locked up for some time, were dischrged without agreeing to a verdict, one of them being unwell.
RAILWAY INQUISITIONS--NAVAN BRANCH
On Thursday last, the 8th instant, the Dublin and Belfast Junction Railway Company held inquisitions in the town of Slane, in the county of Meath, respecting the claims of several parties whose lands were required for the branch from Drogheda to Navan, and with whom the company were unable to effect agreements.
The claimaints were, Thos. RUSSELL, James MULLEN, Thomas MULLEN, James HEALY, James HEALY, Peter GOGARTY, Thos. WOODWARD, Thomas M'CANN, Francis FLOOD, Ambrose SWIFT, and Patrick BRADY, who held determinable interests in portions of the lands of Thurstonstown, Skerrymount, Ardmulchas, and Ferganstown, under the Right Hon. Chief Justic BLACKBURNE, Sir William SOMERVILLE, Henry SMYTH, Esq., and ----TAAFFE, Esq.
P. M. MURPHY, Esq., Q.C., presided as Assessor.
Wm. MURRAY ENNIS, Esq., attended as Sub-sheriff
The inquisition occupied the whole of Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Monday, up to a very late hour, and the following verdicts were given before juries empannelled for the purpose:--
(NOTE: Quantity required, Offer of, by Company, the cost and verdict follow; duplication of the above names.)
Messrs. FITZGIBBON, Q.C., and O. SPROULE, appeared as counsel for the company.
Agent--Richard D. KANE, Esq.
Valuator--Charles BRASSINGTON, Esq.
Messrs. HODGES and HOYTE appeared as directors on behalf of the company.
Mr. William FORD attended as solicitor for Mr. RUSSELL, and addressed the jury at considerable length on his behalf.
Mrs. MULLEN, William KEOGH, and Bonde COXE appeared as counsel for all the claimants, except Mr. RUSSELL.
Valuators--Mr. William FITZPATRICK, of Maryborough, and Mr. Edward VAUGHAN.
Agents--Messrs. PERCY, N. BOULGER, and A. D. NICHOLLS.--Packet
Mr. R. COOTE of Bellamount forest, had purchased a large quantity of oats and flax-seed, which his agent (Mr. HORAN) has distributed amongst his peaceful tenantry.
BALDNESS EFFECTUALLY REMOVED
A SURGEON, residing in Cork, having in the course of his Practice, had his attention particularly directed to, and acquired great experience in the treatment of Capillary disceases, begs to inform those persons afflicted with Baldness (whether in youth or advanced age), may, by a most simple process, reproduce that necessary ornament. Parties applying will require to enclose a small quantity of Hair, and a Fee of Five Shillings by Post-office Order, in favour of Surgeon EDWARD WILLIAMS, 15, HENRY- STREET, CORK, when the necessary instructions will be forwarded by return of post.
In North Great George's street, the lady of the Rev. J. P. SARGENT, of a daughter
In Dublin, Henry, son of Michael WEBSTER, Esq., Haddington Terrace, to Eliza, only daughter of Jacob TALBOT, Esq., of Talbot-street, Dublin
At Cavan, on the 12th instant, in the 31st year of his age, of typhus fever, caught in the discharge of his sacred duties, the Rev. Patrick O'REILLY, D.D., sincerely and deservedly regretted by all who knew him. The learned and accomplished divine went to Rome to prepare for the holy ministry in the year 1833, where during the course of his studies, he obtained the highest honours. After his return to his native diocese in 1838, he was appointed Curate of Cavan, where, from that time, he faithfully and zealously discharged the duties of the good pastor. His talents were of the highest order--his literary acquirements varied and extensive; and as a pulpit orator, he was simple, pathetic, and sublime. But above all, he was a zzealous and exemplary clergyman--the advocate of the distresssed and indigent, and the father of the widow and orphan, as far as in him lay. The inhabitants of Cavan and its vicinity, in every grade of society-- Protestant as well as Catholic--manifested the most anxious solicitude for his recovery during his illness, and their sincere sorrow at his death. May he rest in peace! His funeral was attended by a great number of the clergy of the diocese, and accompanied by a large concourse of the inhabitants of every religious denomination, to Moybologue, the family burial place, where his remains were interred in the grave of his uncle, the Right Rev. Doctor O'REILLY, late Bishop of this diocese.
At Knockasarnot, near Killarney, Patrick CRONLIN, aged 112 years. He was mowing for his father-in-law the day his wife was born, and had a son at the age of ninety. He retained his faculties to the last and was remarkable through life for his industrious habits.
April 23 1847
TAXATION--The amount of money to be presented at the next summer assizes throughout Ireland will be 2,610,987l, and this sum it is intended must be collected before the spring assizes of 1848. The ordinary amount of Irish presentments for six months was about 7000,000l., so that the levy this year will be four times as great as ever it was, and all this is exclusive of the rate for the out-door relief, which it is supposed will amount to about eight shillings in the pound for the period between this and November next. This is a flattering prospect.--Monaghan Standard
SPREAD OF FEVER--BOARD OF HEALTH
The inhabitants of this county, alive to their danger, are availing themselves, in good time, of that useful act, 58, Geo III, chap. 47.
We stated in our last that a Board of Health had been formed in Cavan last week, at the instigation of Lord Farnham. Since then a meeting has been convened, under the act, in Bailieboro', which was presided over by C. J. ADAMS, Esq., J.P., and attended by the Rev. C. BERESFORD, Rev. W. BELL, Rev. ---WHITE, and some of the leading inhabitants of the neighbourhood. On an average, eight bodies are interred daily in the burying ground of Moy Bolegue. The deaths in the workhouse amount to more than twenty a week. Dr. FLEMING, the able physician of the fever hospital, said, that though as yet, the town was comparatively free from disease, it was not too much to say that throughout the country dysentery or fever prevailed in one cabin out of two. The fever, however, was not as yet of a malignant kind.
On hearing these statements the committee were unanimously of opinion that a Board of Health should be immediately constituted; and the chairman forwarded the proper applications by that night's post, to the Lord Lieutenant.
BAILIEBORO' UNION-FINANCE COMMITTEE--The Finance Committee of this Union forwarded their estimate to the Lord Lieutenant, on Monday last. It is enough to take the breath out of the Relief Commissioners, as it assuredly will out of the landlords and rate-payers of the union. The committee calculate that one half of the population are destitute, and reckons the cost of rations at 2d. per; that it will require twenty thousand pounds, or upwards of six shilling in the pound on the set annual value, to keep the act going for three months! This, however, is an outside estimate.
The first stone of the new Fever Hospital for the town of Bailieboro' was laid on Monday last. We have seen the plans which reflect great credit on the architect, Mr. JOHNSTONE, of Armagh.
MALICIOUS BURNING AT BELTURBET--On Monday night, a house which had been fitted up as a temporary fever hospital by Dr. WADE, and which was just ready for the reception of patients, was maliciously set fire to, and the roof totally consumed. A crowd of people collected round the house while it was burning, who looked on in perfect unconcern, and who could not be induced to give the slighest assistance toward extinguishing the fire. This was at last effectrd by Dr. WADE himself, with the help of the police........
The only reason assigned is that Dr. WADE is rather unpopular with a certain portion of the population owing to his unavoidable appearance as a witness in a late memorable prosecution for murder.
April 15, in Limerick, the lady of the late Alderman BODKIN, of twins, both girls.
April 14, in Castleknock Church, by the Dean of the Chapel Royal, the Hon. Robert LE POER TRENCH, Kilgoriffe, co. Roscommon, to Catherine Maria, eldest daughter of John THOMPSON, Esq., Clonfin, co. Longford.
On Wednesday last, at Knockbridge Church, by the Rev. Guy L'ESTANGE, Rector of the Parish, Mr. James Geo. ADAMS, of Corronary, to Elizabeth, only daugther of Mr. Edward COONY, of Cootehill.
On the 16th instant, in the 28th year of his age, of typhus fever caught during his benevolent exertions as memer of the Oldcastle Relief Committee, Frederick William BATTERSBY, Esq., of Newcastle-House, county Meath. He died as he lived--his hopes of happiness centered in a better world, and in charity with all men. His remains were followed to the grave by a numerous concourse of the humbler classes of all creeds to whom he had endeared himself by his straightforward earnestness of character, as well as by his frank and unassuming manners.
April 18, aged 85, the Very Rev. Henry ROPER, D.D., Dean of Clonmacnois, and Rector of Clones.
At Butlersbridge, on the 22nd stant., Mrs. Hugh BRADY, deeply regretted.
April 14, at Kircullen, Co. Galway, of a malignant fever caught in the discharge of his official duties, Sylvanus JONES, Esq., R.M., sincerely and derservedly regretted.
April 30 1847
DUNDALK AND ENNISKILLEN RAILWAY--There are at present upwards of 1,200 men employed upon the contract between Cullovill and Castleblayney, almost all of whom, except the navies, or experienced workmen, are from the neighbourhood of the line.--Monaghan Standard
PUBLIC WORKS--DISMISSAL OF THE INFORM MEN, &c., AT GRANARD
On Tuesday, the 20th instant at the hour of eleven o'clock, the house of Ralph A. DOPPING, Esq., J.P., was surrounded by a vast horde of naked men, women and children. Mr. DOPPING on coming forth, enquired the object of their visit, and they informed him that they were dismissed off the relief works, and that they and their familiescame to inform him that they, having no means of support, even for a single day, if he would not replace them on the works, or commit them to gaol, where they would be fed, that they would plunder and rob all before them till they would be shot, as it was as good to die by ball as perish for want of food. Mr. DOPPING, moved by their haggard appearance and piteous supplications, proceeded to the new line of road at Mulnalatt, parish of East Collumbkill, where no less than fifty were dismissed that morning, and enquired of the overseers why they dismissed so many of the destitute poor?--the overseers replied that they had no discretionary powers, that the order they received from their superiors in authority were to dismiss all the infirm men, boys and females on the works, and that acting as public officers, they did what, as private indiciduals, they trembled at the thoughts of doing. Mr. DOPPING then drove off in his gig to Granard, where he obtained for the overseers an order from the engineer to retain the infirm men and boys on the works till Saturday, when they are to be again (and finally)dismissed, and dreadful are the consequences, that even the not over sanguine in opinion anticipate will be the result.
HORRIBLE MURDER--About a fortnight ago the body of a murdered man was found in the 12 Lock of the Canal, near Kilcock, and identified as being that of John MOLLOY, a farmer who lived near Dunshauglin, county Meath. It appears that the deceased, with a younger brother, named Patrick MOLLOY, lived together and the latter being about getting married to a girl with some money was to have got a portion of the land; the marriage took place, and the deceased refused to fulfil his promise with respect to the land-- About the 4th of July last, the deceased was missed from home; some time having elapsed without his returning, some persons who were aware of the feeling that existed in the family had the brother Patrick and a man named BUTTERLY arrested. An inquiry was instituted, but as there was no evidence that murder was committed, the parties were discharged; however, from suspicious circumstances, the parties were soon after arrested; subsequently, another inquiry was instituted, and is still pending, before the Hon. Captain DUNSANY and John DOPPING, Esq., R.M, Kildare, in consequence of which Patrick MOLLOY, John BUTTERLY, and a man named KEANE, were committed to Trim gaol for trial at the next assizes for murder.--The body was found in the Canal, about eleven miles from Dunshauglin, with a heavy stone attached. The implement used was a hatchet, which was afterwards found bloody near where the murder supposed to have been committed.
On the 22nd instant, in London, Mrs. William Shakespeare, of a son
On the 27th instant, at Rostrevor Church, by the Rev. Edward DISNEY, Rector of Newtown-Hamilton, Thomas DISNEY, jr., Esq., of Ballygallbeg, in the county of Dublin, to Dorothea Jane, only daughter of the Rev. Edward John EVANS, Vicar of Kilbroney, Rostrevor.
On the 22nd inst., at Roebuck House, aged six months, Anna Nugent Lucy, second daughter of Joseph LYNCH, Esq. Of fever, aged 23, Thos TOWNSEND, only son of I. HARRISON, Esq., Grey Brook, co. Cork.
EMIGRATION--Upwards of 3,000 persons have, within the last month, emigrated from this port to America, and it is supposed that before the season concludes, 10,000 will take leave of their native country at the quays of our ancient city.....--Limerick Chronicle
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