Published in Cavan, county Cavan

December 3, 1847


Here we are once more, good public, obedient to your call! We rise from the grave to do your bidding. Oh! why could you not suffer us to rest in peace?

How long have we been dead? Very nearly three months, we believe. But in good sooth the hours have flown by on such rosy wings--our little set là -bas was so delightful, (and no wonder, since it included Plato, Cobbett, Marie Antoinette, Mirabeau, Wilberforce, Sapho, Dan O'Connel, and the Glorious Pious and Immortal Memory), that it seems but yesterday since we exchanged existence on earth for the life in Elysium.

And yet, it is now nearly three mortal months since each of our subscribers (that is to say every Anglo-Celt within sixty miles of our editorial habitat) was startled out of his appetite by the absence of the usual racy relish to his Saturday's breakfast. Instead of our journal the post had brought him our obituary.

Such a sensation as our sudden death kicked up! We heard all about it from a contemporary who died the week after of the same disease, and whom we met on the shores of the Styx. "The Anglo-Celt dead! Why did he die?" was the cry through- out the length and breadth of the land, if not from the Giants Causeway to Cape Clear, at all events from Carrickmacross to Kinnegad. from Kingstown to Killeshandra. The Black Bull bellowed it forth from the flats of Meath, and the Black Lion re-echoed it to the hill sides of Fermanagh, with 'a grievous roar that would have caused his asthmatic namesake of Exerter Hall to die of envy.

Everybody was amazed that a paper that everybody subscribed to should come to an untimely end, as if subscribers were of any use without subscriptions!

It is true that our circulation was considerable, but between it and our circulating medium the discrepancy was appalling. We had nothing left for it but to stop payment or the paper. As honest men we chose the latter course. We died then, dear public--there is no use in mincing the matter-- of your dishonesty. Previous to our decease we made many a heart-rending appeal to your justice--your mercy,--but in vain. Like "the lovely woman who stoops to folly, and finds too late that men betray," we came to the conclusion that the only way to 'wring your bosom' was 'to die.'

The event justified our expectation. We were no sooner gone than your bosom was wrung with repentance for your fault. You wept over our grave. You mourned for us as Orpheus for his Euridice. Your grief was so loud that it penetrated the portals of the grave, and so persuavive that the infernal gods, touched by your tears have, restored us to your affections. But the condition on which we have received a new lease of our life is this-- that we bestow our chaste favours on none who are unwilling to pay for them. "If a man is worth having," said Secretary Castlereagh, "he is worth paying for." And surely if we are worth a farthing we are worth fivepence. At all events we have no option. Sic volent Manes. Against their inexorable decxision there is no appeal.

So now, good public, we understand each other. No pay no paper.

MURDER OF THE REV MR. LLOYD--Elphin, Nov. 28, 1847

The Rev. Mr. LLOYD of Smith hill, was shot dead on his way home from Aughrim Church this day. He was accosted on his way home by a man, who walked up to the rev. gentleman, and coolly informed him that he had not long to live. Mr. LLOYD said he was not aware of ever having injured any one. "Oh, yes, (responded the assassin) you have dispossessed a tenant on the Leitrim estate; and then pulling a short gun from under his coat, lodged the contents in the victim's body, who expired shortly afterwards.


It will be seen by the official documents published elesewhere that the Cavan Board of Guardians have been very uncere- moniously--we had also said, ignominously--dismissed by the Poor Law Commissioners. We think the Commissioners are rather hard upon the Board. At the same time, we are forced to confess that there is some truth in their strictures. The Guardians, as a body did show great apathy in the discharge of their duties. The fact is, they felt that they had a hopeless mass of pauperism to deal with. The Cavan Union is three times too large. Its vast surface is thickly populated by a cottier tenantry, three-fourths of whom are ignorant of what manner of animal a landlord may be, and are strongly disposed to place him in the same category with the American sea-serpent or Mrs. HARRIS. What controul has Lord FARNHAM, with all his deserved influence, over the rate- payers of an estate in Chancery, or, worse still, in the hands of an absentee? We do not see either that any blame attaches to the Board for their anxiety to pay their contractor, Mr. REILLY, who, we understand, has acted with the greatest forbearance.

Still we are not sorry that the Commissioners have taken the whole responsibility of the Poor Law in the Cavan Union on their own shoulders; and we wish the paid Guardians, whoever they may be, all possible success.


Some time since a memorial was presented to the Post-office, seeking the establishment of a daily post between this town and the western line at Edgworthstown, but without effect. We understand that the matter is now about to be brought again before the Post-office authorities, with every prospect of success. At present a letter posted at Cavan, for Granard, a distance of 13 miles, is sent to Dublin, where it remains a day, and thence to Granard, via Mullingar, making a distance of 103 miles, a circumstance almost incredible, when it is recollected that it is the Circuit route of the North West Bar, and the route of the troops from North to South. The opening of the proposed conveyance will give direct post communication from Belfast, Monaghan, and Enniskillen, in the North, by Mullingar, to Birr, Limerick, and Galway, instead of sending the letters through Dublin, as heretofore.

We regret to state that Sir William YOUNG, Bart., the father of our county member, is dangerously ill in London.

ATTEMPT TO MURDER A BAILIFF--About the noon of the 29th ultimo, as a bailiff of Mr. BENNISON's of Ballyconnell, named Charles MURTOGH, was passing on the highroad between Ballynagh and Scrabby, he was fired at by some man unknown. MURTOGH was accompanied at the time by a man named Bernard REILLY, who pursued the would-be assassin--but according to the depositions, which are rather unsatisfactory in some particulars, he was allowed to escape on his threatening to fire a second time.

On the night previous to the 1st instant, a turf stack, value £5, the property of Philip BRADY, was set fire to and maliciously burned, in the parish of Ballintample.

DEATH OF THE VERY REV. THOMAS MAGUIRE--In con- sequence of the day's delay in the publication of the Anglo-Celt, we are enabled to announce the melancholy event of the death of the Very Rev. T. MAGUIRE, P.P., Aughteragh, which took place at his residence, Ballinamore, on the 2nd inst.

SUDDEN DEATH--On last night, Mr. John M'ARDLE died suddenly in his bed of the bursting of a blood-vessel, at his residence, Ballynacargy. He is sincerely regretted by all who knew him.


Died, in this town, on Sunday evening, the 27th Nov. untimo, of fever, aged 63, Mr. Philip BRADY, universally regretted.

December 10, 1847


We regret to state the Mr. SCOTT, of Fort Frederick, one of the most indulgent landlords of this or any other county, has received a threatening notice. Last year Mr. SCOTT supplied some of his small tenants, at their own request, with funds to emigrate to America. The farms thus vacated he divided amongst remaining tenantry. This, however, did not suit Molly Maguire's economical code, who wrote to this excellent landlord to say, tht he was not, on any account, to attempt to lessen the population on his estates, and that if he did not put in a new man for every one that had emigrated he would hear from Molly again.

TESTIMONIAL TO PIERCE MORTON, ESQ., D.L.--The inhabitants of Ballyjamesduff and its vicinity have set on foot a subscription for the purpose of presenting a testimonial to Mr. MORTON of Kilnacrott, in token of the gratitude for this extraordinary and unceasing exertions on behalf of the poor during the horrs of last winter....

MELANCHOLY AND FATAL ACCIDENT--On Monday evening last, about eight o'clock, as a servant maid belonging to Mr. John BRADY, of this town, named Catherine FITZSIMONS, was crossing a kind of temporary bridge, called "the Stick," she fell into Cavan River, and notwithstanding an eager attempt on the part of a girl who accom- panied her to snatch her from the water, she was borne along the current, which has greatly increased in depth and rapidity since the late rains. For the last four days there have been crowds of persons scouring the river in anxious efforts to rescue the body of the ill- fated girl from her watery grave; but up to this the search has proved unavailing.

PLEDGE BREAKING--ITS AWFUL EFFECT--(From a Correspondent.)-- Dr. M'FADEN held an inquest this day, (the 9th instant,) on view of the body of Patrick CLARKE, of Tullyco. It appeared that deceased lately received some money from his daughter, who is in America, and that on Monday he went to the market of Stradone to purchase some things for his family. In his good forture he could not resist the temptation of the public-house, and with some acquaintance entered one of those dens where "man becomes a beast." His friend, of the Paddy Na Scaddan tribe, finding his victim no longer able to drink or spend, left him to find his way home. In this state the ill-fated man staggered on till he passed the churchyard of Larah, to a spot where the river comes within a few yards of the road, and is without a fence, here the unfortunte man dropped into the boiling torrent. He had some pounds in notes, and nearly a pound in silver and coppers, in his pockets. He has left a wife and seven children.

December 17, 1847

AN ALPHABETICAL LISTING OF APPLICATIONS for the REGISTRY OF VOTERS Lodged with the Clerk of the Peace, pursuant to 3 & 4 William IV., Chap. 88, for the Division of COOTEHILL, to be heard and enquired at BAILIEBOROUGH, on TUESDAY the 28th day of DECEMBER, instant, at 9 o'clock. A.M. before P.M. Murhpy, Esq., Q.C., Assistant Barrister for said County:_
No., Name, Description and Residence of
Description of Property, with name of
Townland and barony
Right in which
Registry is
1. Armstrong, John, Farmer, Rakeevan House and Lands, Rakeevan, Clonkee Freeholder, 10
2. Armstrong, James, do. Billywood, co. Meath Lands, do., do. do. 10
3. Armstrong, Jas., do., Kells, co. Meath Do, do. do. do. 10
4. Bell, James, do. Curkish House and Lands, Curkish, do. do. 10
5. Chambers, Wm., do. Bailieborough Lands, Rakeevan, do. do. 10
6. Chambers, Thos., do., do. Houses and Tenements, Bailieborough, do. do. 10
7. Cranston, Thomas, do., Rakeevan Lands, Rakeevan, do. do. 10
8. Donnelly, William, Esq., Barister, Auburn, co. Dublin Do., do., do. do. 20
9. Dyas, John, Gent, Kingscourt Do., Clonturkan, do. do. 50
10. Davidson, Isaac, farmer, Lisball House and Lands, Lisball, do. do. 10
11. Fordsman, John, do., Tonyfole Do., Tonyfole, do. do. 10
12. Fordsman, Hugh, do., Dromooslin Do., Lear and Dromooslin, do. do. 10
13. Fisher, John, do. Pottle Do. Pottle, do. do. 10
14. Jones, John, do., Cavanskeldra Do., Cavanskeldra, do. do. 10
15. Jones, William, do., do. Do., do., do. do. 10
16. Mahaffy, Rev. Edward, Backscourt Lands, Parish of Mullagh and Killinkere, Barony of Castleraghan do. 50
17. M'Cullagh, Alex, Farmer, Derrydamph House & Lands, Derrydamph, Clonkee do. 10
18. Morrow, James, do., Gartnean Do., Gartnean, do. do. 10
19. Parker, John, do., Monaghamoos Do., Monaghamoos, do. do. 10
20. Ritchy, Able, do., Grahnamall Do., Lurganbawn, do. Leaseholder 10
21. Spear, William, Gent., Spearvale Lands, Farah, Castleraghan Freeholder 50
22. Stewart, Thos., Farmer, Galbolly Houses & Lands, Galbolly, Clonkee do. 10
23. Simpson, Samuel, jun., Esq., Millmount Mill & Farm, Crocknahattan & Drumkeevy, do. Leaseholder 10
24. Williamson, Robt., Publican, Baillieboro House & Tenements &c. , Baillieboro and Rakeevan, Clonkee Freeholder 10
25. Williamson, John, do., do. Do., do., do. Freeholder 20
26. Write, William, M.D., do. Do., Baillieboro, do. do. 10
27. Watson, William, Farmer, Lishall Houses & Lands, Lishall & Pottle, do. do. 10
28. Wilson, James, do., Curkish Do., Curkish, do. do. 10
29. Young, John, M.P., Baliaboro Castle, Lands, Rakeevan, do. do. 50
Cavan, 8th December 1847 COUNTY OF CAVAN

MELANCHOLY OCCURRENCE--A young gentleman, name WALDRON, residing near Rathgar, met with a fatal accident whilst out shooting on Tuesday in the neighbourhood of Kells. As he was proceeding across a hedge, his gun, which was loaded at the time, became engangled and went off, wounding him so severely that, although medical attendance was procured, he survived by three hours.

THE CHURCH--The Rev. William, BERESFORD has been instituted by the Lord Primate in the united vicarages of Dunany, Parsonstown, Marlinstown, and Salterstown, in the county of Louth, upon the presentation of the Marquis of Drogheda--Freeman

On the 7th inst. an inquest was held in Dundalk on the body of Rose M’CABE. The evidence was to the effect that on the preceding night, a beadle named Mathews found her lying on her face at the door of a lodging. Having failed to get her admittance, he went to the police barrack, when head-constable MILLING sent Serjeant(sic) CREIGHTON with him, and they had the poor woman brought in and put to bed. The Sergeant got her some milk and had it warmed and she drank a little of it. The beadle went to the relieving officer to procure some money for her, but, on his returning next morning, found her dead. Dr. WALKER stated that the unfortunate creature died from having been exposed to the wet and cold on the previous night, and the jury found accordingly. – Dundalk Patriot.


The Marquis of Headfort has applied for £4,000 under the Landed Property Improvement Bill.

CORONER'S INQUEST--The body of the girl named Catherin FITZSIMON, whose melancholy death by drowning we announced last week, having been at last discoverd under water at Lisdaren, after a minute search, in the course of which Mr. BRADY (in whose service she had been) spared neithr trouble nor expense, Dr. M'FADEN held an inquest on the body on yesterdy, when there was a verdict of "Accidental death" returned by the jury.

FATAL EFFECTS OF INTEMPERANCE--Doctor M'FADEN, one of the Coroners for this country, held an inquest at Lough- n-Leigh Mountain on Tuesday last, on the body of a man named James HEARY, a nailor, who resided in Carrickmacross. It appeared in evidence that the driver of a soda-water and ginger- beer tax-cart, belonging to Mr. CASSIDY, hotel-keeper of that town, had been in Bailieborough on the day previous serving customers, and having met the deceased and a man name Henry KANE, they retired to a public-house, and after having partaken rather too freely, not of the juice of the grape, but of alcohol, which it appears they preferred to the less intoxicating beverage that the tax-car contained, they left for home about four o'clock p.m. When ascending the road that winds round Lough-in Leigh Mountain, the cart upset, precipitating the whole party into the ditch. The deceased received a concussion of the brain, which aided by the coldness of the night, caused his death. His companions were unable to render him any assistance, as the fall rendered them insensible also. The jury returned a verdict accordingly.

Our respected Bailieborough correspondent sends us another version of this catastrophe, and adds that deceased was a healthy, stout young man, aged about 25 years, and generally known by the name of "Tight HENRY." from his strength and activity.

DARING ROBBERY--On Monday evening about seven o'clock, a party of men consisting of ten in number, entered the house of Hugh MOHAN, near Belturbet, and after lighting a pipe, which they smoked, handing it one to another, they proceeded to search the house, where they found the sum of £6 3s., which MOHAN had to pay his rent, and of which they robbed him, and then decamped. MOHAN could not recognise the feature of one of the party.

DESTRUCTION OF MULBERRY-LODGE, ENFIELD. – On Friday morning, shortly before two o’clock, the village of Enfield was thrown into a state of terrible confusion by the sudden outbreak of a disastrous fire upon the premises known as Mulberry Lodge, situate in the turkey-road, Enfield. The building, which contained about a dozen ….., was in the tenure of Mr. George RYAN, parliamentary reporter. At the time of the outbreak, Mr. RYAN was up in town, but his wife and family were in their beds asleep, and there is no doubt had it not been for the timely discovery which was made by one of the neighbours, every person in the house may have been burned to death. The servant, …… risk of losing her life, entered one of the rooms actually on fire, and snatched on of the Ryan’s children from the flames. The only ….. of water that could be obtained near the blaze …….. was taken from a ditch. To that place the …………. Was taken, and it was set to work, but the flames made too much progress to be subdued. – S_______ News Letter


In the matter of Pierce MORTON, and his minor son, Pierce Edward MORTON, by the said Pierce, his father and guardian, Petitioners.

And the act of the 7th and 8th Victoria, chap. 18, entitled "an act for authorizing the sale of certain estates, in the counties of Meath and Cavan."

The Rev. John ROLLESTON, and another, Plaintiffs.
Pierce MORTON and others, Defendants.

Same, Plaintiffs.
Pierce Edward MORTON, a minor, and another, Defendants

PURSUANT to the Order of the Lord High Chancellor of Ireland bearing date the
15th day of April, 1845, made under the authority of said act, I will on
THURSDAY the 20th day of JANUARY next, at the hour of one o’clock in the afternoon, Set Up and Sell in lots, to the highest bidder, by public cant, the Fee and

Inheritance of ALL THAT AND THOSE LOT 1—the lands of CORNABEST, CORNACARROW, CORNAKILL, and LISCANNON, IN THE Barony of Tullygarvey and County of Cavan;
also, Lot No. 2 – Fistonnagh, in the Barony of Clonkee, in said County; also,
Lot No.. 3 – Quilloboy or Coloboy, in the Barony of Clonmahon, in said County;
also, Lot No. 4 – Coolekill; also, Lot No. 6 – Kilnacrott and the Mansion-house and Demesne thereon; also, Lot No. 7 – Latradonagh; also, Lot No. 8 –
Lahary; also, Lot No. 9 – Mullacaslan and Tonylion, all in the Barony of Castleraghan, in said County of Cavan; being part of the Messuages, Lands, and Premises specified in the 4th Schedule to said act annexed in order to raise all such sums as shall be sufficient for the purposes in said act mentioned.

Dated this 14th day of August, 1847.
For Rentals and further particulars apply to WILLIAM TATLOW, SOLICITOR FOR
THE Plaintiffs, 30, College-green, Dublin. KEITH HALLOWES, Esq., Solicitor for
the Defendant, PIERCE MORTON, 38, Upper Sackville-street, LORENZO WELD Esq.,
Solicitor for Defendant, PIERCE EDWARD MORTON, 15, Upper Pembroke-street.

THOMAS ARGUE begs to announce to the Gentry of Cavan and Meath, and the
Public in general, that he has
Just opened
(Near the Court-house.)
Where Gentlemen and Commercial Travellers will find well-aired Beds and every
other requisite accommodation.
First-rate Posters always in readiness.
Bailieborough, Dec. 16, 1847.

the Clerk of the Peace, pursuant to ……………, for the Division of CAVAN, t

No. Name, Description, and Residence of Applicant Description of Property, with the names of Townland and Barony Right in Which Registry is Claimed Yearly Value
1 POGUE, Robert, Farmer, Crahard House & Land, Crahard, Lower Loughtee leaseholder 10
2 POGUE, Joseph, Farmer, Crahard House & Land, Cahard(sic), otherwise Belturbet, Lower Loughtee leaseholder 10


The Right Rev. Dr. BROWNE delivered a funeral oration over the body of the Rev. T. MAGUIRE, at Ballinamore Chapel, on Tuesday. Such was the enthusiasm of the peasantry, that they unharnessed the hearse, and drew the remains of their beloved pastor to the burial ground at Killedcourt. The carriage of Mr. E. TENNISON, M.P., let the private equipagges, which were very numerous.

M. W. REDDY--By a proclamation from the Lord Lieutenant, inserted in the Anglo-Celt, we observe that Mr. REDDY, through his able exposure of inefficient jury lists in Cavan, and through indefatigable pursuit of his purpose, has obtained a signal triumph which will prove eminently advantageous to the public. This day a sessions will be held in Cavan for the express purpose of taking legal precautions against the manufacture of fraudulent or fictitious jury lists. Bravo, Michael William REDDY!--Newry Examiner

Poor Law Intelligence.


As the public expect to have the proceedings of this Board published, as usual, in the Anglo-Celt, we can only assign as an excuse for the absence of the desired information this week (which will be sufficient as far as we are concerned), that the Press was not permitted to be present at Tuesday’s meeting of the Vice-Guardians who, we understand, are engaged each day in the board-room from ten in the morning until six in the evening. We hope, however, to be enabled henceforth to lay before the rate-payers, in advertisements and official returns, such information as will enable them to judge of the manner in which the business of the Union will be conducted in future. The following return of the product of a small portion of waste land attached to the house shows that, however embarrassed and confused the circumstances of the Union may be in some respects, at least the immediate superintendence of the institution is conducted in a manner that reflects the greatest credit upon the Master, and must be highly satisfactory to the ratepayers : --

RETURN OF THE PRODUCE OF THE Workhouse grounds, to the credit of Cavan Union, 14th Dec. 1847: --

Rent for barley ground £12 15 9
Do. clover do 2 2 2
The produce of three roods fourteen
Perches, cropped with mangel wurtzel,
Turnips, carrots, parsnips, and cabbage
21 11 0
Total amount £36 8 12


We beg to call particular attention to this return. It is only on a small scale; but we think it fully proves the great and many advantages that would result to the ratepayers of the union, and the inmates of the workhouse, if this system were adopted on a more extensive scale. If a portion of land – say from 40 to 60 acres – were attached to the workhouse and cultivated with the same diligence that this has been, the burdens of the ratepayers would be considerably lessened by the great profits arising from the sale of the produce – the youth of the establishment would be taught an improved system of agriculture, their physical strength developed, and their industrious habits confirmed, -- and the workhouse would then be really a test, instead of a torture, to the able-bodied labourers claiming relief.


MONDAY, DEC. 13. – The guardians of this union met to-day, as usual, in the boardroom of the union workhouse, Mr. T. CHAMBERS in the chair. Other guardians present – Messrs. SMITH, HALL, I’REILLY, GIBSON, M’INTYRE, CLARKE, FLYNN, FITZSIMONS, M’CABE, &c.

The correspondence of the day was gone into, and the following, among other letters, were read: -- "Poor-law Commission Office, Dublin, Dec. 9, 1847. "Sirs – With a view to prevent the evils likely to result from over-crowding workhouses, the Commissioners for administering the laws for the relief of the poor in Ireland, propose to issue an order under their seal, in each union, restricting the number of inmates to be maintained in the workhouse, and buildings used in connection with the workhouse, or as additional workhouses, at any one time. "The data on which the subjoined estimate is framed have been derived from returns recently obtained for the purpose, and from other previous information on the subjects.

"As the commissioners desire to issue the order with the least possible delay, the request that the Guardians will direct their medical officers to furnish them immediately with any suggestions which he may wish to make in reference to the numbers proposed, and to the number which he considers the house taken by the guardians in the town of Bailieborough can safely accommodate.

"I have the honor to be, Sir,
"Your very obedient servant,
"W. STANLEY, Sec."


NOTICE is hereby given that a RATE for the RELIEF of the POOR, under the Statute 1 & 2 Victoria, Cap. 56 – 6 & 7 Victoria. Cap. 92, and 10 Victoria, Cap. 7, has been duly made on the Property situated in the under-mentioned Electoral Divisions, and that the said RATE has been duly signed at Meeting of the Board of Vice Guardians of the said Union, by the said Vide Guardians there assembled, and is now in my custody, and may be seen at the Board-room at any day, except Sundays, between the hours of Ten o’Clock in the Forenoon and Four o’ Clock in the Afternoon. The said Rate amounts to £15,936 3s. 8 1.2 d., and will be payable from and after the publication of this Notice.

CAVAN Electoral Division, at a Poundage of 3s.0d. in the Pound, amounting to £ 2069 2s. 3 ½ d.
BALLYHAISE E. Div., at a Poundage of 3s 0d. in the Pound, amounting to £916 19s. 8d.
BUTLERSBRIDGE E. Div, at a Poundage of 3s.0d. in the Pound, amounting to £460 4s 0d.
BELTRBET E. Div., at a Poundage of 3s.0d. in the Pound, amounting to £876 17s. 9d.
REDHILLS E. Div., at a Poundage of 3s.0d. in the Pound, amounting to £880 17s. 9d.
DRUMLANE E. Div., at a Poundage of 2s.8d. in the Pound, amounting to £819 1s. 4d.
KILCONNY E. Div., at a Poundage of 1s.9d. in the Pound, amounting to £563 0s. 5½ d.
KILDALLEN E.DIV., at a Poundage of 2s.4 ½ d. in the Pound, amounting to £ 407 1s.9 ½ d.
KILLISANDRA E. Div., at a Poundage of 3s.0d. in the Pound, amounting to £949 13s.7½ d.
DERRYLANE E. Div., at a Poundage of 3s.0d. in the Pound, amounting to £702 0s. 0d.
ARVAGH E. Div., at a Poundage of 3s.0d. in the Pound, amounting to £805 17s. 3d.
BALLINTEMPLE E.Div., at a Poundage of 3s.0d. in the Pound, amounting to £683 7s. 3d.
KILL E. Div., at a Poundage of 3s.0d. in the Pound, amounting to £550 1s. 9d.
KILNALECK E. Div., at a Poundage of 3s.0d. in the Pound, amounting to £542 1s. 3d.
BALLYMACHUGH E.Div., at a Poundage of 3s.0d. in the Pound, amounting to £734 11s. 0d.
CROSSKEYS E. Div., at a Poundage of 3s.0d. in the Pound, amounting to £372 6s. 9d.
NEW-INN E. Div., at a Poundage of 3s.0d. in the Pound, amounting to £417 16s. 4d.
STRADONE E. Div., at a Poundage of 2s.8 ½ d. in the Pound, amounting to £407 10s. 2d.
KILLYCRONE E. Div., at a Poundage of 3s.0d. in the Pound, amounting to £411 0s. 1½ d.
DENN E. Div., at a Poundage of 3s.0d. in the Pound, amounting to £602 1s. 3d. CROSSDONEY E. Div., at a Poundage of 2s.6d. in the Pound, amounting to £734
5s. 9d. KILLYKEEN E. Div., at a Poundage of 2s.0d. in the Pound, amounting to £466
13s. 0d. B ALLYCONNELL E. Div., at a Poundage of 2s.2d. in the Pound, amounting to £
703 13s 1½ d.

TOTAL £15,936 3s 8½ d.
Signed the 11th day of December 1847.
JAMES M’KEEGAN, Clerk of the Vice-Guardians.

December 24, 1847



On Tuesday, the 21st, the Matter reported to the Vice Guardians, that he had, agreeably to their orders, removed 4 adult paupers and 85 children to the house taken for them at Butlersbridge, who are to be under the controul of a wardsman, their food to be sent daily fromt he workhouse.


Remaining Saturday, 11th Dec 1245
Admitted 32
Since Born ___0
Discharged 13
Died 11
Detached to Butlersbridge 80
Total on Saturday, 18th Dec. 1164

Establishment intended for
Provisions and necessaries, £104 10s. 10½d.
Average cost, --- 1s. 8d.

OLDCASTLE UNION--Dec. 22 Remaining in the house, 814; average weekly cost of each pauper, 1s. 10d.


STATE OF THE HOUSE--No. of paupers, 158 men, 289 women, 237 boys, 314 girls, and 44 infants; total 1042.


In the town, on this morning, Mrs. M'BETH, after a long and tedious illness.

ENNISKILLEN GAOL--Major JOHNSTON, Inspector General of prisons, having minutely inspected our county gaol during Friday and Saturday last, and found that every department of that establishment, was (not withstanding the vast increase of its inmates, which has taken place during the last year,) attended to with utmost regularity, expressed his strongest and utmost unqualified approbation of the very creditable manner in which it continues to be conducted.... Impartial Reporter

December 31, 1847

LOCAL NEWS SHOOTING AT A BAILIFF--On the trial of ejectments at the present Bailieborough Sessions, Mr. Thomas COCHRANE, attorney for Mr. John MAXWELL CRAWFORD, of Mable- prath, county Meath, who had several ejectments pending against Michael CONNELL and other tenants on the lands of Duncollig, barony of Tullygarvey, applied to the court to have the trial of them postponed until Friday (this day), in consequence of the absence of John SLOY, his bailiff who was a material witness in the case, and who was afraid to come to the sessions in consequence of a man named Wm. WINSLOW, bailiff to Mr. BOYD, of Clementstown, near Cootehill, trustee of the estates of the late Mr. WHITE, being shot at. WINSLOW was returning to his residence at Redhills, after tranacting some business pertaining to his office, accom- panied by four of the tenants on those estates, on the evening of Monday last, when he was accosted on the high-road near Martin GRAY's, at Lisboduff, by two men, who came up to him and said, "This is a fine night," and after WINSLOW had replied in the affirmative, they immediately fired at him two shots in his head. He, however, still survives. The four men who were with him deliberately walked off, without making the slightest effort to arrest the two assassins. The application was, of course, complied with, as it appeared from Mr. COCHRANE's statement that SLOY resides in the immediate neighbourhood of the place where the outrage was committed.

ROBBERY--A horse, the property of Mr. John MATCHETT, was stolen off the lands of Poles, on the night of the 27th inst., valued at £12. A reward of £5 has been offered for the recovery of the horse and conviction of the thief.

About six o'clock on yesterday evening, the house of a man whose name we have not heard, residing near Butlersbridge, was entered by two men to him unknown, who took a gun therefrom.

(From Our Special Reporter)
Bailieborough, Dec. 29

These sessions commenced on yesterday before P. M. MURPHY, Esq., Q.C., Assistant-Barrister for the county of Cavan. The business was very considerable, as will appear by the follow synopsis:--There were 5000 civil bill processes served, and 1050 entered, the principal portion of which were for rent; 39 eject- ments; 1 replin; 29 notices for registry of Parliamentary electors served, but only 9 attended, who were all admitted, te greater number of whom being re-registers; 3 spirit retail licenses granted, all in the town of Cootehill for houses that had been previously licensed, but in the same town 8 publicans resigned in the month of October last, which proves that the spirit trade is on the decline; 2 appeals from magistrates' convictions, and 76 crown numbers, which were disposed of at 12 o'clock on Wednesday.

At 10 o'clock on Tuesday, the following gentlemen, who were duly qualified uner the late revision of the Jury lists, were sworn on.

THE GRAND JURY Richard CLARKE, foreman; Thomas HALL, John JOHNSTON, Cartney JAMES, Samuel PARR, John RUSK, James M'CULLAGH, Joseph REILLY, Moses COX, Geo. GILMORE, Henry GIBSON, Joshua WAUCHOP, Wm. WAUCHOP, John WILLIAMSON, Henry JAMES, Edward BOOKER, Huston BYRES.

His Worship then addressed them to the following effect:-- Gentlemen, there is only one observation which I deem neccessary to make to you; it is relative to a case which will be brought before you, having the complexion of a Whiteboy offence--appearing in arms by night. There will also be another bill sent up to you in the same case for a riot; but should you feel any doubt as to the sufficiency of proof to sanction the former, it will be the safer course to ignore it, and find that for the latter; but, gentlemen, you'll deal wth the case as in your discretion you may deem most prudent and advisable.


Mr. M. WILLIAMSON applied to his Worship to send up a bill of indictment, which he exhibited, against Messrs. Charles MURPHY and Samuel MARTIN for perjury, be grounded his application on affidavit, and said--Your Worship may recollect a trial which took place at the last Quarter Sessions of Cootehill, at the prosecution of Mr. MURPHY against a poor man of the name of Patrick ROONY (sic), of Cootehill, and Mary ROONEY, his wife, for a rescue and assault, when your Worship, in charging the jury stated that there was purjury on one side or the other, and that their verdict would stamp the party whom they would disbelieve with perjury, and the jury having considered their verdict, they acquitted the traversers.

His Worship said he had a perfect recollection of the case.

Mr. WILLIAMSON then proceeded to state the substance of the affidavit of Patrick ROONEY to the following effect:-- That the said Charles MURPHY and Samuel MARTIN having been examined as witnesses upon that trial, upon which it ecame and was a material question whether the said Charles MURPHY did or did not effect a seizure of ROONEY's goods by going into his house in Bridge-street, Cootehill, on the 27th of August last, and they repeatedly swore that he (Mr. MURPHY) had on that day gone into the house and seized upon the goods of ROONEY, when he was assaulted and said goods rescued from him by ROONY(sic) and wife; whereby they (the said Charles MURPHY and Samuel MARTIN) committed wilful and corrupt perjury, as in truth and in fact Charles MURPHY had not entered into said house on said day, consequently he did not effect such seizure; in proof of which deponent (ROONEY) had upon said trial had no less than seven credible and disinterested witnesses, who were sworn and examined on his behalf, all of who positively and distinctly swore that said Charles MURPHY did not enter said house at that time. Deponent saith that after having experienced considerable delay and difficulty, he procured a summons against the said Messrs. MURPHY and MARTIN, which came on to be tried before John WILCOX, Theo. CLEMENTS, and Eyre COOTE, Esqrs, at a petty sessions held in Cootehill on the 20th Nov. last, when, after the partial examination of Mr. M. W. REDDY, who had taken note of the proceedings at said trial, they declined to hear further evidence or take informations against said persons, in consequence of Mr. COCHRANE, their attorney, having stated that he had lodged an appeal for him (Mr. MURPHY) to a dismiss which had been pronounced by the Assistant Barrister at said last Quarter Sessions of Cootehill, in a Civil Bill process, in which said Charles MURPHY was plaintiff, and said Patt ROONEY defendant, brought for recovery of rent, alleged to be due for the use and occupation of said house, and that should informa- tions be then taken by said magistrates, it would militate or prejudice the case of the appelant on the trial of said appeal at the ensuing assizes of Cavan, although no such appeal had really been effected, as the said Assistant Barrister declined to sign or accept said appeal, inasmuch as no witnesses had been produced or examined upon the trial of said Civil Bill process, independent of which neither the said Charles MURPHY nor Samuel MARTIN were stated to be witnesses, nor will they, as deponent has heard and believes, be produced or examined witnesses upon the trial of said appeal at the said ensuing assizes of Cavan, all which was done for the purpose, as defendant believes to retard delay, and if possible frustrate and defeat the ends of justice. They (the said Charles MURPHY and Samuel MARTIN) well knowing that the deponent as a very poor man, and unable to proceed with this prosecution for want of pecuniary means to defray the expense of witnesses, &c, should further delay occur or additional obstacles be thrown in the way of bringing them to trial for the offence with which they are charged. Deponent, therefore, hopes and trusts that this Worshipful Court will be pleased to order that a bill of indictment may be sent up to the grand july at the present session against them (the said Charles MURPHY and Samuel MARTIN) for the perjury they so committed.

Barrister--The magistrates were wrong in not taking the informations; if they believe the witnesses for the prosecution they should not have postponed taking them on account of the alleged appeal, whether same was or was not lodged; and the prosecutor must go again to the petty sessions, or before any other magistrate or magistrates, or lodge the informations, as I have made it a rule not to allow bills of indictment to be sent up to the grand jury until the magistrates shall have first refused to take the informations.

DESTRUCTIVE FIRE--A fire broke out on Sunday evening, at six o'clock in Garden-lane off Francis-street, by which five houses were partially destroyed. The houses had been used as bacon shops in the lower part, and were inhabited by tenants in the upper portion. The amount of the damages is estimated at £500; property to the value of £300 was saved. The house were not inserted. The names of the principal sufferers are Messrs. CULLEN, WARD, and SMITH. The fire originated by a woman leaving a lighted candle in an upper room, which communicated with a bed. No lives were lost, but all the furniture of the poor people was destroyed.--Saounders

A correspondent of a Westmeath paper writes as follows:--"You recollect that some short time since it appeared that Mr. L'ESTRANGE, of Lisnamandra, near Cavan was a doomed man, and only that he providentially took another road on his way home, he might have fallen a victim to assassins. He is agent to the Lord Primate, who lives near Ashfield, in the county Cavan. On his returning to his residence a few nights ago two shots were fired at him, but, happily, to no effect. He was beloved by all creeds and classes of people. Such effects are not to be wondered at, when in the town of Castlepollard, convenient to the the old church, a target was erected for practice, and two rings marked on the board the one labelled 'a landlord' the other 'an agent.' Of course the man who struck the landlord's ring was the best marksman."


Dec. 21, at Stanmer, the Countess of Chichester, of a son.

Dec. 26, at 3 Charlemount-terrace, the lady of George SMYTH, Esq., of a daughter.


On the 24th Dec. instant, at Montperier Row, Black-rock, Miss Eliza LEES, fourth daughter of Wm. Edward LEES, Esq., and niece of Sir Harcourt LEES, Bart.; also first cousin of Richard COOTE, Esq., Bellamount Forest.

On the 19th inst. at Badan Baden, Anna Maria, widow of Chas. TRENCH, Esq., late of Farmley; and eldest daughter of the late Luke WHITE, Esq., of Woodlands, in the county of Dublin.

On the 22nd Dec., in Upper Temple-street, Mary, relict of David FINLEY, Esq., of Sugarloaf, county Cavan.

On Monday last a young girl named TIERNEY died in the temporary fever hospital of Monaghan, from hydrophobia. About two months since, she was going at an early hour to a neighbour's house to scutch flax, and was met on her way by a dog, in a rabid state, which jumped at her face; she struck him down with her scutching handle, but the brute returned to the charge, and in a second attempt to strike him, the handle flew out of her hand, and he inflicted two wounds on her face. She immediately got the wounds severely cauterised, and adopted every precaution, so that the sores healed up to all appearance perfectly; but in a few days before her death she was seized with spasms, twitching of the muscles of the throat, and terror of fluids. The poor creature was placed in the fever hospital, where she was attended by Dr CHRISTIAN with the greatest care and anxiety, but on Sunday the spasms became frequent and at length ended in one long paroxysm that terminated in the fearful and agonising death which is always the consequence of this frightful disease.--Northern Standard.

HIGH SHERIFF--Edward LEDWITH, Esq.; of Ledwithstown, has been appointed high sheriff of the co. Longford for the ensuing year.

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