Published in Cavan, county Cavan
Jan 1, 1847

TO the Marquis of Headfort, K. P. Lieutenant
of the County of Cavan.
We, the ....... convene a meeting of the landed proprietors of
the County on the earliest convenient day-, for the purpose
of taking into consideration, the course of which it will be
advisable to adopt under present circumstance of the country
and in reference to the approaching ......
William Humphrey, D.L.
Robert Burrows, D.L.
Anthony O"Reilly, J.P. & D.L.
Cavan, December 30, 1864
December 31, 1846
In compliance with the (illegible) convene a meeting of the
landed proprietors, on Wednesday, the 6th of January 1847, at
the hour of one o'clock p.m., for the purpose therein mentioned.
HEADFORT, Lieutenant of the County

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The Holidays will end on Monday, the 4th of JANUARY.



BALLINAGH, for the Barony of Clonmahon, on Wednesday, the 6th of January, 1847.
VIRGINIA, for Castleraghan, Thursday, the 7th.
COOTEHILL, for Tullygarvey, Saturday, 9th.
KILLESHANDRA, for Tullyhunco, on Tuesday, the 12th.
BALLYCONNELL, for Tullyhaw, Wednesday, the 13th.
BELTURBET, for Lower Loughtee, Thursday, the 14th.
CAVAN, for Upper Loughtee, Friday, 15th.
DITTO for the County-at-Large, same day.
Business to commence in each town at 12 o'clock, noon.

Notices must be posted, and delivered to the Clerks of Petty Sessions, ten days before the Sessions day in each Barony.

    Secretary of the Grand Jury.


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WANTED by the Guardians of the Bailieborough Union, a person competent to fill the situation of MASTER to the Workhouse, (the present Master having tendered his resignation), the Salary will be £30 per annum, with Appartments, Coal, Candles, Rations, &co. as hitherto allowed. The duties of the Master as regulated by the Poor Law Commissioner, with the Security reqauired for the due performance of the same, may be known by personal application to me.
Letters of application with Testimonials as to Character and Competency, will be received by me up to 11 o'clock on MONDAY the 4th JANUARY 1847, on which day the Election will take place at a meeting of the Guardians (when Candidates will require to attend) at 12 o'clock.
(By Order)
Board Room, 7th December, 1846.


wANTED, from £200 to £300 to be secured on Unemcumbered Lands, of abundant value, part held in Fee, and part under Lease for Lives renewable for ever, at a Low Rent; situate in a good neighbourhood, and in the vicinity of a Market and daily (illegible) Town, four miles fromt he Town of Cavan.

Apply to Mr. J. I. Campion, Colicitor, 36 Marlbourough street, Dublin.


NOTICE is hereby given to the Rate Payers of the Borough of Cavan, that a RATE has been Levied on the Old Borough, the 2nd day of November, 1857 and that an apportionment of same has been made and is now at my Residence, Bridge Street, Cavan, open for inspection from the hours of Ten o'clock in the forenoon until Four o'clock in the afternoon for ten successive days, (Sundays (Illegible)
And for the NOTICE (illegible)the elapse of time, the Collector (illegible) to collect same of which all Persons
concerned are hereby required to Take Notice
(By Order of Commissioners)
December 12, 1846 Clerk.


A Re-sale of the House and Demesne of
By reason of a retraction of bidding at the last Sale, from particular reasons relative to the Purchaser.
The Salesman begs leave to announce generally, that he has received instructions from the Administrator of the late Rev. JAMES THOMPSON, to offer and Sell
On the Premises
On MONDAY, the 4th of JANUARY next, all that and those, the House and Demesne of
surverying 37 acres, Irish plantation measure at the nominal rent of £10s. per Acre, for one life. To such as know the premises eulogy is unnecessary, but to those who know it not, we say it is an exception in the three Counties on which it borders, as regards its virtues either in pasture of tillage, a few acres of which are broken, the remainder in rich Meadow and Granage. It is situated near Tullyvin, adjoining the Demesne of L. Clements, Esq., a respectable distance, by an avenue from the Ashfield road.
There is an excellent House and Offices, with Garden and Orchard well stocked with a never failing supply of Turbary. The Salesman pledges himself, particularly from the above reasons, that he is bound to sell without the least reserve to the highest bidder. The excellent Agent concurs also in this Sale, by recognizing any respectable purchaser as his Tenant. The Sale will take place precisely at Two o'Clock, P.M.
TERMS. -- One fourth of the Purchase money to be paid at the time of Sale, and the remainder on getting possession.
Dated December 28, 1846


The Dundalk Steam Packet Company's celebrated new Iron Steam-Ship,
(600 Tons Burthen, and 300 Horse-power.)
John Hutcheson, Master,
Is inended to Sail as under:--
(Sails from DUNDAK QUAY.)
SATURDAY 2d JANUARY, at 10 o'clock Forenoon
TUESDAY 5th do., at 12 do., Noon.
SATURDAY 9th do., at 2 do., Afternoon.
TUESDAY 12th do., at 5 do., Evening.
SATURDAY 16th do., at 9 do., Night
TUESDAY 19th do., at 11 do., Forenoon.
SATURDAY 23rd do., at 2 do., Afternoon.
TUESDAY 26th do., at 6 do., Evening.
SATURDAY 30th do., at 9 do., Night
MONDAY 4th JANUARY at 6 o'clock  Forenoon
THURSDAY 7th do., at 1 do., Afternoon.
MONDAY 11th do., at 4 do., Afternoon.
THURSDAY 14th do., at 7 do., Night.
MONDAY 18th do., at 10 do., Morning
THURSDAY 21st do., at 1 do., Afternoon.
MONDAY 25th do., at 4 do., Afternoon.
THURSDAY 28th do., at 8 do., Evening
MONDAY 1st FEB. at 10 do., Morning

Goods to be alongside Five hours, and Cattle Three hours, before the time of Sailing.

The Company will not be responsible for loss or damage sustained by Live Stock.
For further particulars apply to the Agents.
  JAMES METGE, 35, Water street, Liverpool.
  WM. M'MASTER, Steam packet-quay Dundalk


The Company's New Ship, "PRIDE OF ERIN," of 800 Tons burthen and 420 Horse-power is not being built by Mr. Napier of Glasgow, will be ready in a few months, and will be placed on the station, to sail in conjunction with the "DUNDALK."
  Dundalk, 1st January 1847.
Cars and other Conveyances run daily from Dundalk to Castleblaney, Carrickmacross, Cootehill, Cavan, i.o.
NOTICE - Shippers are particularly required to have each Package of their Goods legibly marked or addressed, otherwise the Company cannot be responsible for the due delivery of same.


A QUANTITY of the very best description of FOREST TREES, to be Sold cut of the VIRGINIA NURSERY, this Season.
A Large Quantity of THORN QUICKS. Applications to be made to Mr. JAMES FITZPATRICK, Headfort-Arms, Virginia


LAURENCE LEONARD, Proprietor, in returning thanks for te long and extensive patronage bestowed on his exertions, feels it a duty he owes to the Public to direct their particular attention to his recently imported stock of Goods, which has been laid in under his own personal superintendency, direct from the Manufacturers -- and more particularly to the house furnishings department -- consisting of Locks, Hinged Screws, Fireirons, Fenders, a variety of Irish Stock Locks ready or made to order; Kitchen Utensils, and patent metal Trimmed Sauce pans and Covers, Pots (oval and round), Weighing Beams, Dutch Box, Hook and Tea Beams, made, repaired and adjusted with the greatest accuracy; Horn, Sheep and Bag Brands, made to order and neatly executed. Cutlery, both English and Irish. A variety of Garden Tooks, including Pruning Saws (cast steel), Pruning and Gardeners' Knive and Scythes, Crown nad Patent Hay Knives, Stones, Reaping Hooks, Hedge Slashing Hooks, Garden Shears, Sheep Shears, Horse Clipping Shears, with Combs, &c.

A great variety of Carpenters' and other Tools, of the best makers; Smiths Files, Rasps, &c., all of the best makers; Smiths' Files, Rasps, ^c., all of which he has purchased for READY MONEY from the different manufacturers, and will dispose of on the best and most reasonable terms.

He also begs leave to say that he has been appointed Agenty for the Sale of F. JOICE's ANTICORROSIVE PERCUSSION CAPS and Patent Wire, Cartridge, Metalic Wadding in Sheets and Boxes, &c. &c.

His experience for the last eighteen years, during which he, at different periods, has received ample written testimonials from competent persons, sportsmen, and others, of the satisfaction he has afforded in the manufacture and repair of
and the successful alteration of the Flint to the Percussion Principle, combined with the safety of his Barrels; during which length of time HE CHALLENGES even one solitary instance of his Guns being RETURNED, BRITCHES OR PILLARS BLOWN OUT, BARRELS BURST, &c. &c, as is now, unfortunately, an every-day occurrencce, from the country being overrun with the worst and most inferior trash of the Merchants and Factors of Birmingham. He hopes his untiring attention to the SAFETY of HIS MANUFACTURE will secure for him an increased patronage in that department.

He also begs to say that he has on hands a quantity of second hand Guns and Pistols, heretofore received in exchage, which shall be disposed of on reasonable terms. As usual, old arms taken, and allowed for in exchange. In order to meet the present demand on him, he has extended his business by additional workmen, &c., &c., which will enable him to sell his Guns and Pistols at reduced prices.

Any person ordering a new Gun can have the selection of his own materials, as tehre is always a constant supply of hands; which, being all WROUGHT or FORGED WORK, of the best quality, enables him to give twelve months engagement with all new Guns. No charge whatever during that time for repairs -- if work be not according to engagement.

Please to observe! His Guns and Pistols are marked I., LEONARD, KELLS.

Sold at Reduced Prices

There is always ready a variety of Gun Implements, Wash Rods, Nipple, Wrenches, Turnscrews, Spring Cramps, Hand Vicus, Bell Hangers; Plyers, cutting and plain; Wadding Punches, Shot and Bellet Moulds, Shot Belts and Pouches, Powder and Dram Flasks (patent and plain); Fishing Tackle, best Silk-worm Gut, Hooks, &c., &c.


MEATH HOUNDS -- The Meath hounds will meet during the months of January at the following places: -- Tuesday, 5th, Loughcrew; Thursday, 7th, Somerville; Saturday, 9th, Brittas. Quarter before eleven sharp.

MONAGHAN DORCAS SOCIETY -- The Ladies Society, for the relief of the destitute poor, have held their meetings this week, Lady Rossmore presided. The funds of the society amount at present to upwards of £150, and that the most active exertions are making to bring the objects of the society into operation -- Monaghan Standard.

BARONY OF TROUGH. -- The Board of Works have refused the prayer of the memorial, from the proprietors of property in the brony of Trough (Monaghan), "that the sum remaining unexpended of the levy of the first Extraordinary Sessions, should be allowed to draining." The works first presented will, before, be commenced at once. The proceedings last session, in consequence of the refusal of (?) become nulland void. -- Ibid.

A meeting was held in Killmore parish school on Tuesday, the 22nd ult., at shich Lady Rossmore presided, the object of the meeting being to propose relief for destitute females by employing them ro(?)ning. -- Ibid.

SHIPWRECK -- Loss of Provision.-- We regret to state that the Robert, of Killough, laden with 90 tons of wheat for the Messrs. Smith and Smyth, of Drogheda, from Killilcagh, sprung a lead ten miles south of Carlingford, and had to be run ashore near Bettystown, about 5 o'clock, a.m., on Thursday morning, the 24th ult. The crew were all saved, but the cargo, which was insured, has been all washed away through the openings made in the vessel. It is believed she will be a total wreck. -- Drohega Argus.

"Erin-go-Bragh! Nonesense. Erin go-bread-and-cheese -- Erin-go-pantaloons without holes in them!"
Sidney Smith


KELLS -- Government have added £250 to the £ subscribed to the Relief Committee (and not by it as we stated some weeks ago) a soup-kitchen has been established in the town under the auspices of the Marquis of Headford, the Archdeacon of Meath, Mr. R. ROTHWELL. There have been two deaths from starvation lately, but in both cases the poor victims were strangers.

Mr. ADAMS of Shercock, agent of the Newborough estate, county Cavan, has allowed 25 percent to all the tenants of the property, on payment of last harvest gale. It is well-known that the lands are all let at a moderate value -- in many instances 30 per cent lower than the rents generally charged in the country.

A company of the 68th light infantry arrived in Kells on Wednesday last under the command of Captain SMYTHE...


DARING OUTRAGE BY MOLLY MAGUIRES -- COURAGEOUS AND SUCCESSFUL RESISTANCE -- On last Monday evening, the 28th ultimo, a party of Molly Maguires from the parish of Drumard in the county of Longford, armed with guns, pitchforks and other weapons, entered the house of Peter DONOGHOE, in the townland of Gartermona, county of Leitrim, about seven o'clock in the evening, and demanded money, threatening him with death in case he should refuse. DONOGHOE, though beyond sixty years of age, and overpowered by their number, fought manfully until they succeeded in knocking him down. His shouts then reached his brother Andrew and his nephew, Mick MASTERSON, who happened to be walking the road about twenty perches from his place. They forthwith ran to his assistance, entered the house and found DONOGHOE almost lifeless. On hearing their voice, he resumed his strength and courage, and fought in a most determined manner. Some of the cowardly assassins scampered away; three of them fought with desperation, and could not retreat, as Andrew DONOGHOE shut the door. After a long struggle, the DONOGHOES became the victors--bound the Mollys, by name PRIOR and M'GAR, with cords--marched them in regular order into Carrigallen, about 10 o'clock at night--a distance of four miles--whence they were transmitted on Wednesday to Carrick-on-Shannon under a strong escort of police. The DONOGHOES are severely beaten. The well-disposed and peaceable inhabitants of the neighbourhood entertain sanguine hope that the Government will munificently reward these men for the praiseworthy and brave conduct on this occasion, as it would be a stimulus in future to others to resist similar aggressions of such reckless ruffians.

In a late number of our journal we had to record the daring robery of three beef cows belonging to an industrious victualler of this town, committed by a man of the name of REILLY, who shot the animals. So many acts of a similar nature, though few, indeed, of so daring charcter, have occurred lagely in this county, we were obliged to announce their occurrence in the fewest words possible; but we now think the following cool replies of REILLY, on being interrogated after his apprehension, worth of being recorded: --

Mr. HINDS, the owner of the cattle, asked him what induced him to shoot them? REILLY replied that when he looked out it was moonlight; on seeing one of the cows with her head out of an open byer, he took her for a Molly Maguire, and fired at her; and on his observing another, he also fired. Mr. HINDS --I did not think Molly wore horns; but how did you kill the other? Why, replied REILLY, when I went out and found it was cows I shot I discharged the musket at the third; and hilled her also. Nothing further could be elicited from him. He is fully committed to take his trial, with his two sisters as accomplices, at the next Spring Assizes.

On the 22nd ultimo, some persons unknown entered the house of Laurence Lamb, on the lands of Curagho, near the town of Cavan, about the hour of 8 o'clock and took therefrom two guns. The owner was absent; and a boy and girl being the only inmates, no resistance was made.

On the same night, on said land, at a later hour, a party attempted to break open the house of a man of the name of COLLINS; but the inmates defended it, and having presented a gun at one of the windows, the party decamped.

A man name James M'GOUGHRAN, one of the party who committed the assault on Mr. BANNISTER, and broke his surveying instrument on the lads of (?) near Killeshandra, has been apprehended by the police, fully identified, and committed to Cavan gaol to stand his trial at the next assizes.


The following memorial from the Kells Poor Law Guardians to the Lord Lieutenant to open the ports has been forwarded to Earl Bessborough, signed by the Marquis of Headfort, the Chairman of the Board:


"My Lord--We, the Board of Guardians of the Kells Union, beg to address your Excellency, and to request your serious attention to the fact of the very high and increasing price of provisions, which makes it more difficult day by day for the poor to obtain the food necessary to support life, as we know that many of the men employed upon the public works are subsisting upon one meal a day.

"As we know by daily experience that the merchants will no produce supplies as suits their private interests, we trust her Majesty's government will take into their immediate consideration, the means of getting corn into the country, either by opening the ports, so as to allow it to be imported in foreign vessels, or by using such of her Majesty's vessels as can be spared for the purpose of bringing food into the country.

"We are, my Lord,

Your Excellency's obt servants,
" Headfort, Chairman
" Richard ROTHWELL, D.L., J.P.
" Samuel SMITH, J.P., &c., &c.

                  (From a Correspondent.)

These Sessions commenced at Bailieboro on Monday, the 28th of December, before P.M. MURPHY, Esq., Q.C., Assistant Barrister for the county of Cavan. They were unusually heavy, there being no less than 1370 civil processes entered. This owning it is supposed, to the great poverty and destitution which prevails in the county at present; creditors thinking their debts in a desperate state, deem it judicious to make a desperate effort to grasp even a portion of the assets which are fast fleeting away from their wretched and woe-stricken debtors.

The following is a synopsis to be disposed off at these Sessions:

1370 Civil Bills
31 Ejectments.
4 Legacy cases.
60 Crown Nos.
2 Voters registered

THE MAGISTRACT--the Chancellor has been pleased upon the recommendation of the Lieutenant of the county, to appoint of William VERNER, of VERNER's Bridge, Esq., a Magistrate for the county of Armagh.


The Session of this division commenced this day, P.M. MURPHY, Esq., Q.C., was on the bench at an early hour, and commenced hearing the civil business. There were eight voters registered. There were also the following cases to be disposed of:
1000 Civil Bills
8 Ejectments
3 Replevins


On Wednesday, an influential deputation from the aggregate meeting of Irish directors, held with a view of considering how the progress of their works might be made available towards relieving the present alarming and increasing destitution of the poor of Ireland, waited on the Chacellor of the Exchequer at Downing street. The deputationists, who were introduced by George MOFFATT, Esq., M.P., comprised the following gentlemen: Alderman Joseph BOYCE and Mr. J. PERRY, (directors of the Midland Great Western and Royal Canal Company), Messrs. Joseph KINCAID (director of the Dublin and Kingston railway), George TYRRELL (director of the Londonderry and Enniskillen), Henry CURRY, F. H. HEMMINGS, B. LAYARD and Wm. FRITH. The interviw lasted upwards of two hours.

Alderman BOYCE informed the Chancellor of the Exchequer that the deputation had the honour of waiting upon him, in order that they might submit their views respecting the experiency of the Government affording aid, by direct loan to Irish railway companies. Several of the Irish railway directors assembled in Dublin last Friday week, and it appeared to them that Government aid to Irish railway companies, by way of loan, would enable them to assist very materially in relieving the present distress, and afford the same relief for a considerable period, by providing an immediate and ample field for unemployed and productive labour, in the acceleration of their works. The meeting empowered the deputation to submit the Goverment the following suggestions: That, previously to a loan from Government to any Irish railway company, 20 per cent, of their capital shall be bona fide paid up, and expended on the undertaking; that the Government shall advance to such a company, a sum not exceeding 30 percent of this capital, in instalments of 5 per cent, at such times as an equal amount shall be paid up by the shareholders. The right honorable gentleman would perceivd that the amount of loan thus required was less than that no authorized by their acts to be borrowed; but it brought that power into action sooner.

The Chancellor of the Exchequer asked the amount of capital of the Irish railway companies already incorporated?

Mr. KINCAID said that in 1846 the number of incorporated railway companies was increased by 21, their capital figuring in the aggregate £8,817,900. Now, if the plan suggested were carried out, the total amount to be advanced by Government would be £4,890,000; namely, in 1847 , 1,250,000.; in 1847-8, £1,000,000; on the incorporated companies of 1845, and in 1847-8, 2,320,000; in 1848-9, 1,320,000; on the incorporated companies of 1846. During the same period the sum total to be paid by the shareholders was estimated at £9,910,000.

Mr. PERRY explained that if the required Government loan were granted, there would be, arising from that grant and the deposits of shareholders, sufficient capital to warrant an expenditure of £4,260,000.........

The Chancellor of the Exchequer, who received with marked attention the statements submitted to him, said the subject they had brought under his notice was one of a highly important nature, and they might rest assured that in all its details it would receive the attentive consideration of Government, who were anxious that labour should be directed into productive channels and not expended on useless or unproductive works -- Evening Post

ROBBERY AND ATTEMPT AT MURDER -- A few nights ago, in the neighdounhood (sic) of Derrylin; in this county, a party of five men visited the house of a peaceable and inoffensive farmer, named REILLY, and after robbing him of five pound, one of them fired at him, but happily without effect. The ruffian whose name is SMITH, has been committed to our county gaol -- Erne Packet

MELANCHOLY LOSS OF LIFE --THREE MEN DROWNED -- Three young men, of Clontarf, were drowned off the Muglin Rock, on Thursday, when hauling their lines, in a small skiff belonging to their smack, the Ocean Queen. Their names were -- Laurence and George LANDERS, brothers, and Christopher SWORDS.


The fourth Extraordinary Presdentment Sessions for this barony was held at Oldcastle on Monday, the 28th instant.

Magistrates present -- A. O'REILLY, J. L. W. NAPER, Edward ROTHERSON, Thomas BATTERSBY, Robert H. BATTERSBY, W. B. WADE, Esqrs.

Associated Cesspayers -- W J. HRMAN, Esq., Messrs. LOUNDES, FAGAN, CRAWFORD, Capt.KENNEDY, Messrs. LYNDSAY, AND DEVENISH, Officers of the Board of Works, were present; Mr. ALLEN, secretary of the grand jury was also in attendance.

On the motion of W. B. WADE, Esq., seconded by Edward ROTHERAM, Esq.

J. L. W. NAPER, Esq., was called to the chair.

Mr. ALLEN having read the notice for the sessions enquired if they would proceed under Mr. LABOUCHERE's letter.

It ws moved by Mr. W. WADE, seconded by Mr. J. BATTERSBY:

"That the presentments made at this sessions be in accordance with the principles of Mr. LABOUCHERE's letter."...........

NAVAN UNION -- Dec. 31st, 1846

The Board of Guardians held their usual weekly meeting this day.

HENRY MEREDITH, Esq. , in the chair.

Other Guardians present: GUSTAVUS LAMBERT, Esq., J. P., D. L.; Robert BOURKE, Esq., J.P.; Francis MURPHY, Esq., J.P.; Thomas ROTHWELL, Esq., J.P.; Messrs. SHERLOCK, READ FARRELL, CASEY, KELLY, MASTERSON, &c.


Number in house last week, 591; admitted since, 15; discharged, 9; died, 2; remaining in house this week, 595; In hospital, 49; Lunatics, 13.

amount of provisions consumed during the week £73 12s 10d; average cost of each pauper, 9s 5d.

The Board having admitted 22 paupers, adjourned.



The Board of Guardians met on Thursday, the 31st of December, 1846.

J.. L. W. NAPER - in the chair.

Eighteen other Guardians present

MASTER'S REPORT -- Remaining in the house, 656; average weekly cost of each pauper, 2s, nearly. There are 29 atients in the new fever hospital.

The ordinary business of the Board having been disposed of, a letter was read from the Poor Law Commissioners, stating that, as at present advised, they would not sanction the appointment of a second Medical Officer (or Apothecary), but they would recommend one Medical Officer for the workhouse and fever hospital, at a salary of at least £60 per annum.

Mr. BATTERSBY moved that, in consequence of the additional duties falling upon the Medical Officer, by having the fever hospital to attend to, his salary be raised from £40 to £60 a year;w hich having been seconded by Mr. WADE, was put from the chair--when there appeared for the motion 8, against it 10.

Mr. WADE gave notice that on that-day-fortnight he will move that the duties of the fever hospital having been added to those hitherto performed by the Medical Officer, his salary be raised to £65 a year.


Comprising the Parishes of Lurgan, Monterconnaught and that part of Longhan situate in the County of Cavan.


The Rev. Robert SARGENT, Chairman and Treasurer.

The Rev. Henry HUNT, Honorary Secretary

Richard SCOTT, Esq., J.P. Rev. F. DONEGAN, R.C.C.

Andrew NIXON, Esq., J.P. Rev. J. KING, Pres., Min.

Rev. Henry H. O'NEILL Henry SARGENT, Esq.

Rev. Owen O'REILLY, P.P. John M. ATKIN, Esq, .M.D

Rev. T. O'REILLY, P.P.

At a Meeting of the Committee on Monday, the 2d of November, it was Resolved that an urgent appeal be made to the Landed Proprietors and the resident Landholders in the District for Subscriptions, to aid in supporting the people on this awful crisis. .....

HIGH SHERIFF for Cavan -- James HAMILTON, Esq., of Castle Hamilton, Killeshandra, has been chosen High Sheriff of the County of Cavan for 1847.


The inquest on this lamented gentleman has, at length, been brought to a close, the jury having re-assembled at Tuam, at an early hour on Tuesday last, and continued to deliberate upon the evidence until ten o'clock on the night of that day. After a most careful consideration of all the facts of the case -- a case which has excited a painful degree of interest in that part of the country, the following verdict was agreed to: -- "We find that on the night of the 7th of December at Clonkeely (Lynch). in this county, the said John BROWN LYNCH was willfully murdered by Robert LYNCH, John LYNCH, Michael HOWLEY, Martin HOLLERAN, and Michael M'HUGH (David), all of Dugara, in this county, and by John MEATH of Ballyheragh, in the county of Mayo. We further find that James HOLLORAN and Pat HOWLEY (Pat) both of Dugara, in this county, were aiding and abetting in said murder." Seven of the above named persons were transmitted, under an escort of a company of the 49th regiment, from Tuam, on Thursday morning to the county goal at Galway, and were received on the same evening by the governor, Mr. RYAN, and one of them is detained in Tuam, as he appears willing to become Queen's evidence. The inquest was attended each day by the Hon. Martin FFRENCH, R.M., James KIRWAN, M. S. KIRWAN, and J. NOLAN, Esq. The two first named prisoners are nephews of the unfortunate deceased and John MEATH is their brother-in-law. -- Galway Mercury


Dec. 27, at Kells, the lady of L. LINDSAY, Esq., of a son.


On the 29th ult. by the Rev. Wm MACONCHY, vicar, Mr. J. JOHNSON to Miss M. WALLACE of Coolock, co. Dublin.


Dec. 21, at Tobertinan, co. Meath, Geo. DESPARD, Esq.

Dec. 25, at Moigh-house, Ballymahon, Mollyneux Wm. SHOULDAM, Esq., D.L. At Boulogne, A. J. DOPPING, Esq., of Colmolyn, Meath in the 54th year of his age, sincerely and deservedly regretted by all who knew him.

Printed and Published every Friday, for the Proprietor by James O'BRIEN, Main-street, Cavan, by whom Advertisement and Subscriptions will be thankfully received. Terms of Subscription -- One Guinea per annum; 5s., 6s., per Quarter, payable in advance. Agents Messrs. J. K. JOHNSTON and Co., 1 Eden-quay, Dublin, Stephenson and Co., Parliament, London.

Jan 8, 1847

MURDER OF A DUMB BOY -- The Newry Telegraph contains an account of the murder of a man named M'NULLA, by a dumb boy by the name of M'IVOR who acted as a servant to the family. M'IVOR having called up the family of the deceased at one o'clock on New Year's morning, on pretence that some persons were stealing his cattle, seized hom by the head as he was entering the co-house, and, nearly severed his head from his body, with a razor. Mrs. M'NULLA, having ran out on hearing some noise, was also attacked by the dummy, who inflicted a severe wound on her neck, and left her, as he thought, for dead; however she was able to crawl to the next house and give an alarm shortly after which M'IVOR was arrested by the police. A verdict of "wilful murder" has been returned against M'Ivor, who has been committed for trial.


Gentlemen of Cavan, your salvation, as landlords, depends upon your paying attention to the following startling facts:

Cavan is a small and a poor County; yet there are at this moment, upwards of 20,000 men employed in Cavan under the Board of Works, in spoiling the roads--a number nearly four times greater than any other county in Ulster, and twice as great as any county in Leinster can boast of.

A second set of Extraordinary Presentment Sessions have just been held. At each of them more money has been granted for ruinous and demoralizing road works; not a penny, except in the Electoral Division of Bailieboro, for productive works. And yet, there are Mr. LABOUCHERE's letter, and the Treasury minutes, under either of which it is not only possible, but easy for you to act. Each has its peculiar advantages; and both of them afford you an opportunity of laying out profitably the vast sums that you are now squandering, in a manner which excites the sneers of the TIMES, and the astonishment of the world.

Why do you not avail yourselves of either the circular or the minutes? Is it because you hope for still better terms than they afford? If so, you will be mistaken. The terms are so favourable to you, that they are raising a murmur in England already. The CHRONICLE is indignant with the Minute because-----hear the great Whig organ's remarks upon Lord DE FREYNE's alacrity to avail himself of this important document:

-- "By an outlay of £24,164, the annual interest of which, at the government rate, is below £150, Lord De Freyne calculates, on adding £3,000 to his yearly rental; so if his application is complied with the State makes him a present of £2,150 a year forever. There is no reason why every person whom the law has made owner of waste lands in Ireland should not follow so attractive an example. What better can they wish for, than to convert nominal into really valuable property by loans from the State? The reclamation of waste lands for their benefit will commence universally, and none will remain for an act of parliament, on whatever principles conceived to take effect upon.

"We cannot believe that this result was foreseen, or that any measure leading to it has been deliberately adopted, or will be perservered in by the government. Of all modes ever suggested for dealing with the waste lands, this is the most unjustifiable. What have the Irish landlords done, that the state should double or quadruple their rental for them? It is not enough that they are to reap the whole benefit of the expenditure which the State, not for their sake, but for that of the starving people, is willing to incur in increasing the value of lands? Must it also reclaim the unoccupied soil of Ireland from the worthlessness and barrenness in which they have left it, merely to present it to them? Far better were it that the land should remain as it is, and wait for more propitious times and wiser counsels than this rare and unequalled opportunity of rooting out the pestilent tenure which is the chief social cause of Ireland's degradation should be thrown away irrevocably, and that five years hence, instead of a peasantry composed of a fourth or a fifth landed proprietors, a nd the remainder labourers at good wages, nothing should have issued for Ireland's benefit from this great crisis of her destiny, except merely a larger surface covered with miserable cottiers!"

The spirit, so hostile to Irish landlordism, which pervades the above remarks, is not, as you well know, confined to the CHRONICLE. Do not, therefore, hope for any better terms -- make the best of those you have got. Only try them, and you will be surprised to find how good they are. You will be called upon again soon -- in some places almost immediately, to vote away more money. On the knees of our heart we humbly implore you not to throw it away upon the highways and byeways of the county. Prepare yourself in the meantime to go either under the circular or the minute. As we said bbefore, both have their advantages which we will proceed briefly to point out.

LORD AND LADY FARNHAM, have established a Soup Kitchen at Farnham, for the benefit of the suffering poor in their immediate neighbourhood. Lord Farnham is thinning his fine herd of deer for this benevolent purpose.


Antrim   255
Belfast, Town of   -----
Carrickfergus   -----
Armagh 2, 302
Cavan 20, 503
Donegal 1, 804
Down   429
Fermanagh 5, 996
Londonderry 4, 933
Monaghan 6, 850
Tyrone 2, 715
  === ====
  45, 487


Robberies by armed men continue to be frequent. On the night of the 3d or morning of the 4th inst., Mr. John REILLY's mill at Butlers-bridge was broken into and 14½ stone of meal stolen therefrom. The robbers are unknown, but the theft was evidently commited by some person or persons acquainted with the premises.

DEATH FROM STARVATION -- CORONERS INQUEST On the 2d inst., a man whose name is unknown, was found lying in the street of Belturbet in an insensible state by a man named RATOCAN, who removed him to his house where he instantly expired

There has since been an inquest on his body:--Verdict--died by sickness, aggravated by want.

THREATENING NOTICE--John BAKER, ESQ. of Ashgrove, J.P., received on the 6th inst. a threatening Notice through the post office of Miltown. There is a receiver from the Court of Chancery on Mr. BAKER's property. This gentleman found it necessary to issue processes in Mr. BAKER's name, on a number of tenants who owed two years rents, and against whom decrees have been obtained at the Quarter Sessions. The following is a copy of the notice:

-- "TAKE NOTICE "Mr. John BAKER, that I have got a true count of your turning over the poor on your estate. I mean the tenantry, and if not that it is beyond our power to comit murder without first giving these written warnings, and if not adhered to, we are at full liberty to try our means, and that we will try and no mistake, for by the God of Heaven it is a pleasure to go forward to shoot a tyrant, and I think you are one of them. For our sake, and for your sake in particular, and for God's sake, take this as a warning, that you will never rise a morning but you will take your lave of your family, for you are not sure will ever you see them, as I hope you will not, for if all the military from Leitrim to Belturbet was garden you, we will get a chance at you, and that the first order left on you may look out for yourself. This is from the dowright authority of Molly Maguire, and no surrender."

We have not space for the details of several other robberies that have reached us, but the above are sufficient to shew the state of the once peaceful county of Cavan.

A CAUTION TO PROCESS-SERVERS -- O'NEILL, one of the process-servers for this county, was entrused with some processes for Mr. TATLOW, Mr. NESBITT's agent, for non-payment of rent. He neglected to serve them, and when called upon by the Assistant Barrister for his reasons for not doing so, his excuse was, that he had heard of several acts of violence, having been committed in the vicinity of Mr. NESBITT's estate, and, therefore, that he was afraid to serve them. Upon this, the Barrister very properly remarked that this was an aggrivation of the offence, and that a man must be selected to fill his place, who would be deterred by no sense of personal danger from fulfilling the duties of his office. O'NEILL was dismissed. We hope the hint will not be lost upon the other process-servers, to whom the Barrister forcibly held him up as a warning.


Dec. 27, in Capel-street, Dublin, Mrs. Clifford, of her eleventh son.


On the 1st inst., at Leamington Priors, Warwickshire, Charles Clements BROOKE, Esq., late of the 4th Royal Irish Dragoon Guards, nephew of the late Sir Henry BROOKE, Barata., of Colebrook, Fermanagh, to Letitia Catherine, daughter of Thomas WADE, Esq., of Fairfield, co. Galway.

At Geue a, Ferdinand VIGORS, Esq., of Old Leighlin, only son of the late N. A. VIGORS, Esq., M.P., for the county of Carlow, to Emma, only daughter of Jean Antoine Branchu.


On the 1st inst., at Mornington, co. Westmeath, Owen DALY, Esq, aged 66.

Dec. 30, at Friffins, Co. Meath, Wm. BATTERSBY, Esq., aged 84, sincerely regretted.

Dec. 31, at Rossory Glebe, the Rev. J. TAYLOR, to the great bereavement of his numerous family.

At Cregg, Frederick BLAKE, Esq., son of Captain BLAKE, late of Birmingham, Tuam.

The Quarter Sessions for this division of the county Meath commenced on
Saturday, the 2nd inst., before the Hon. John Plunket, Assistant-Barrister.
There were 109 civil bills and 2 ejectment cases for trial.
The following gentlemen were sworn on the Grand Jury:_
1 Robert Williams, Esq., Foreman

2 Richard L. O'Reilly
3 Wm Smith
4 Richard Smith
5 Thomas Russell
6 Pat Sherlock
7 Gerald Walker
8 Hugh Duignan
9 Neville Preston Newman
10 Patk Jones
11 John Allen
12 John Ferguson
13 Henry Williams
14 Phillip Purden
15 Christoher Jones
16 Charles Walker,

There were 13 persons for trial, but no case of any public interest.
The sessions terminated on Monday, the 4th.

January 15, 1847


The following are the list of convictions at the Cavan Quarter Sessions, just terminated.

Bernard REILLY and John WINSLOW, for assault -- the former one month, the latter one fortnight imprisonment.

Michael LYNCH, Peter REILLY, and Bernard M'DERMOTT, for riot and assault on Thomas SCOTT, each one fortnight's imprisonment at hard labour.

James CARROL, pig stealing -- 12 motns at hard labour. James BRIODY, pig stealing -- 18 months at hard labour.

George CRAIG and James CRAIG, burglary and robbery -- each 10 years transportation.

Mathew CORR, larceny -- one month at hard labour. Thomas RIELLY, rescue and assault -- three weeks imprisonment.

John FORSYTHE, cattle stealing -- 10 years transportation.

Andrew REANY, cattle stealing -- six months at hard labour. Peter SHERIDAN, rescue of goods seized under a loan-fund degree -- one fortnight.

Owen MURPHY, Hugh MURPHY, and James MURPHY, rescue and assault -- one week each.

Patt TEIRNY, larceny -- 3 months hard labour. John TEIRNY, larceny -- one week hard labour.

Edward WOODS, son, Edward WOODS, jun., Patrick WOODS, and Peter REILLY, receiving and having in possession stolen property -- each 3 months hard labour.

Thomas QUIN, larceny from the Cavan Poor-house -- 7 years transportation. Mary QUIN, like offence -- six months imprisonment at hard labour.

Thomas ANDERSON and Mathew ANDERSON, cattle stealing -- 10 years transportation each. Anne GRIFFITH, larceny -- one month at hard labour.

Rose BRADY, larceny -- one week at hard labour. Andrew DOLAN, larceny of an ass -- six months at hard labour.


The following are the list of convictions at the Bailieborough Quarter Sessions.

Owen TOBER, larceny of a pair of brogues and two kettles -- six months imprisonment at hard labour.

Honora MOYNAGH and Catherine MOYNAGH, receiving stolen property -- three months imprisonment each at hard labour.

Farrell REILLY, larceny of timber -- one months imprisonment.

Patrick BOYLE, larceny of a gun, the property of Henry MAXWELL -- 7 year transportation.

Patrick M'DONAGH, pig stealing -- 8 months at hard labour.

William CURLEW, cattle stealing -- 10 years transcportation.


The following are the list of convictions at the Ballyconnell Quarter Sessions.

Cormick SCOLLAN and Patrick M'LOUGHLIN, larceny of geese -- 2 months imprisonment at hard labour each.

John CONLIN, larceny of two ewes -- three months imprisonment.

Martin CONLIN, like offence -- one month.

Thomas GRENAN, assault -- 48 hours imprisonment.

Nabby LUNNY, burglary and robbery -- ten years transportation.

Ellen MAGAURAN, receiving and having apossession stolen property -- 7 years transportation.

The Rev. Francis SAUNDERSON, Rector of Kildallen, county of Cavan, has announced to his tenantry in the parish of Killeshandra, that every tenant who will, within a reasonable time, pay one-half year's rent, shall get a receipt for a year's rent -- thus giving them an abatement of 50 per cent., though his rate of letting is below the average of that of the county, and his tenants are in less difficulty than most of those around them. I have this information from the most authentic source -- the lips of the tenants themselves; and while I am writing, the bills on his property are blazing with bonfires, and the air is ringing with the most grateful acclamations to Mr. SAUNDERSON and his agent, John E. VERNON, Esq.
-- From a Correspondent.

DEATHS FROM STARVATION -- The Protestant clergyman of the parish of Kilsherdiney, near Cootehill, writes to us that -- "Within the last three days three individuals have died of starvation in this parish, making in all seven persons in the last fortnight -- Jan. 11, 1847."

A Soup Kitchen Committee was established at the meeting of the Relief Committee for the parish of Bailieborough, on Wednesday last, which it was hoped will be ready to commence operations next week.


(From a Correspondent)

An ordinary baronial presentment session for this barony was held in the Court-house of Bailieborough, on Friday, the 8th inst.

Charles J. ADAMS, Esq., J.P., in the chair.

The Rev. Frederick FITZPATRICK, J.P., was the only other magistrate present.

Edward MAYNE, Esq., secretary of the grand jury, attended.

The roll of associated cesspayers having been called over, only Mr. Alexander PARR, Brumcague, and Mr. Edward BLOOMER, of Latteriff, answered to thier names.

Owing to the vast amount of works now in progress in this barony, under the 10th Victoria, chap. 107, there were but few new presentments sought for at these sessions, and those few being necessary, and not expensive, they were nearly all passed. One presentment, however, for darning 1000 perches of the road Kingscourt to Bailieborough, for which the mode-rate sum of 600l was sought, was unceremoniously rejected.

The sum of eight guineas was granted to pay surgeons who attended with the coroner, and made post mortem examinations at inquests, during the last year, in different places in the barony.

Several sums were granted to the Shercock, Kingscourt and Bailieborough dispensaries.

A woman named Jane NESBITT, who had charge of a deserted female child, applied for a year's salary, to take herself and the child to America, she being unwilling to part with it. Her application was granted subject to the decision of the Grand Jury.

Two cases of malicious burning were then gone into.

Isaac WHITFIELD, of Killatee applied for the sum of £3 as compensation for damages sustained by him in consequence of the malicious burning of his house on the 21st of ___last. Thomas WHITFIELD was called to prove the service of notices, &c. He testified that he served a notice on Mr.. BARTLEY, the constable, another on Messrs. HICKS and ARMSTRONG, the church-wardens and a third upon the next police station. He served the notices on the 23d, two days after the burning occurred. A named DELAP was called to prove the loss sustained by the burning. DELAP gave his evidence in so low a tone of voice, that he could not be heard distinctly. He said the house was put fire to twice, in the night in question--after the fire was extinguished or appeared to be so, it blew up again, and the window was dashed in with a stone.

Chairman -- Did the damage amount to £?

Witness would not have the damage done to himself for £5. He thought, however, that £3 would repair it.--Granted £3 to be levied off the townland.

James TAYLOR, of Lisagoan, applied for the sum of £4, as damages which he sustained in consequence of the malicious burning of his turf on the 21st of September last. The service of notices was proved as in the former case.

Chairman, to TAYLOR--Were you, or anyone belonging to you, working in the bog on that day.

TAYLOR replied in the negative.

William BLACK sworn--Saw the turf burned. There were four very snug little ricks of turf burned on him.

Mr. MAYNE--Snug little ricks! Where they worth half-a-crown a-piece?

Witness--They were worth more.

Chariman--What were they worth, then?

Witness -- They were worth £2.

The sum of £2 was granted to be levied off the townland.

Several applications for payment from contractors were gone through.

On the sum of £8 being applied for by Mr. Thomas DALY, for constructing a foot-path in Bailieborough, opposite the court-house. Mr. Young PARR objected to his being paid in full, as he undertook to make sixteen perches of a foot-path, and ha only made fourteen perches and two yards. Mr. KINEALY said he would retire from the court and measure the foot-path, and so put an end to the controversy.

The belligerent parties (as they were facitiously termed by Mr. MAYNE) retired along with Mr. KINEALY, to witness the measurement, and so intense was the curiosity of the people in the court to learn the result, that they left it almost empty.

On Mr. KINEALY's return he informed the court that the footpath was sixteen perches and one foot in length, "but, sir," said he, addressing the chairman, "I had not time to cut off the extra foot, so it still remains there (laughter). The £ were consequently granted.

The court at his rising adjourned till Thursday, the 28th instant.

The Labour Rate Act Again--Owing to the state of roads between Kells and Navan, in consequence of the ruination road jobs, the Enniskillen up Mail was upset on Tuesday night last near the latter town. Lord FARNHAM and Archdeacon BERESFORD were inside. We are happy to say that none of the passengers were injured.

The Cootehill coach now goes in Carrickmacross, the Labour Rate Act having rendered its ordinary route impracticable.

DARING ROBBERY AT BELTURBET--On Saturday last, a party of armed men, about the hour of seven in the evining, entered the house of James REILLY, of Sugarloaf, a carrier between Belturbet and Belfast. He was seized by the throat by one of the party, who demanded his money. He replied that he had none. The man answered that he knew that was a lie. Some of the party then repaired to his bedroom, rifled his bed, and found under it a pocket-book containing bank notes to the amount of between forty and fifty pounds, a cheque on the Northern Bank for £570, and some gold and silver. They searched his person and took from him some silver, a snuff-box, a knife and a watch with seals. They then examined the papers, helped themselves to the notes, and came to the conclusion that it was useless to appropriate the cheque as it could be stopped before it was presented for payment. REILLY's mother, an old woman, attempted to raise an alarm. One of the party immeditely presented a pistol at her head, which silenced her. Having effected their object, they retired, after cautioning REILLY not to leave his house for at least five minutes on painof his life. When the time had elapsed, REILLY repaired to Erne-hill, the residence of G. M. KNIPE, Esq., who immediately ordered out a party of the police. As yet, however, none of the robbers have been apprehended.

On Saturday night last, the house of a man named M'CABE, on the lands of Tunnaconnelley, parish of Drung, was broken into by five men, who robbed him of six or seven pounds and took away his gun. One of the party offered the gun for sale to the man of the house, who declined taking it. A man of the name of REBILL (who was tried at the last October sessions and acquitted, owing to the bad character of his prosecutor, who was an accomplice in the robbery of Mr. FAY's shop in Ballyhaise) has been apprehended at Baillhaise and fully identified as one of the party and the person who offered the gun for sale to the owner-- he has been transmitted to Cavan gaol for trial at next assizes.

On last Mondy night, a heifer was stolen from Mr. Robert BARCLAY, of Castleterra. The robbers had taken her from the yer, and drove her to a remote place, for the purpose, it was supposed, of killing her; but the watch-dogs of a man of the name of M'CABE, in Drumgoohan, made a sally on the robbers and so alarmed the inmates of the house that they immediately went out, and the robbers decamped, leaving the heifer behind them with a cord fastened round her head.

A similar robbery took place in the parish of Lavy in this neighbourhood. A heifer, the property of a man named KILCHREEST, as taken from his byer on Sunday night, but no trace of her can be obtained; she was valued at nine guineas.

Moynalty, Jan. 7--This neighbourhood has been greatly disturbed by an armed party of about twenty men, who broke into the following houses, between the hours of six and eight o'clock on yesterday evening, and robbed as follows:-- William KIRWAN, blacksmith, of Billywood, of a sledge; Michael GILLICK, of Billywood, his house broken open, no money in his house; Christopher NAULTY of Loughan, house broke open, and himself badly stabbed; they also broke many windows in the neighbourhood. The party were well armed with blunderbusses, guns, and pistols. This is an awful state of things; where will it end?

Robbery--On Saturday night last, some persons unknown entered the mill at Ardlogher, and took therefore a 4 cwt of meal, he property of Mr. BRADY's miller. Next morning Mr. BRADY obtained a warrant for searching where he suspected the meal to be concealed; it was subsequently discovered among a heap of stone; but the miller having given the alarm, it was thought useless to try whether the robbers would return for it, and they remain undiscovered.

Attempt At Robbery--On Friday morning, the 8th instant, about two o'clock , a party of four men attacked the cottage belonging to Miss BARNES of Williamstown (she and her family having gone to reside in Dublin for some time past), and in their absence, expected to succeed in their attempt. They then called on the persons inside to surrender the arms which they knew were still in the house. One man nearly succeeded in getting over the door; but, on the servant boy, who refused the arms, snapping a pistol at him, he fell back, evidently not expecting such resistance-- the boy followed up the defence, and fired a double-barrel gun, charged with slugs, at two of them who happened to e standing close together. The shot evidently took effect, for blood was traced next morning to the gate, which, was locked; the top rail was much stained, as if the wounded had been about it. There are two persons who are not forthcoming, and on enquiry by the police, no satisfactory account can be given of them as to their absence. They were employed under the Board of Works. There were two other persons in the house, but they took no part in defence of the property they were left to guard. The boy deserves the greatest credit for the trustworthy part he acted, and I hope he will receive the protection and favour from his mistress he so justly merits.
-- From a Kells Correspondent.


The following sums had been received (by the Rev. James ADAMS, Treasurer) in aid of the above relief fund, C. E. J. NUGENT, Esq., J.P., Joseph LYNCH, Est., J.P., Rev. James ADAMS, Rector, Rev. Patrick HALLIGAN, P.P., Edward ROTHERAM, Esq., J.P., the Calcutta Relief Fund, per C. E. J. NUGENT,Esq., 5l each, The Hon. S. R. MAXWELL, per Hon. SARGENT, Esq. one per cent on his property in the parish, Mrs. NUGENT, 3l, Rev. Thomas M'CARTHY, R.C.C. 2l 10s., Mrs. Oliver NUGENT, 2l, Mrs. LYNCH, 2l, Lee M'KINSTRY, Esq., S.I., Rev. Thomas SKELTON, Mr. William HEANEY, Mr. James LABY, Mr. Henry FEGAN, 1l 12s. 6d.

The Lord Lieutentant has been pleased to grant a donataion of a similar sum, out of the fund placed at his disposal, for that purpose. In addition to the above, the Rev. James ADAMS has received the sum of 30l, from the National Club, London, towards establishing a soup kitchen in Mount Nugent.


Jan 10, at Blessington-st, Dublin, the lady of A. S. CRAWFORD, Esq., a son.


Jan 5, at Clenmellon Church , co Westmeath, Robert BUTLER, jun., Esq., of Sunfield Lodge, to Mary Anne, youngest daughter of H. DICKSON, Esq.


Nov. 20, at Calcutta, Thomas YOUNG, Esq., of the Bengal Civil Service, second son of Sir William YOUNG, Bart.,, of Bailieborough Castle, unusually regretted.

January 22, 1847


Jan 13, at Baytown Park, co. Meath, the lady of Thomas MATHEWS, Esq., of a daughter.

Jan 13, at the Close, Norwich, the lady of Hon. H. (illegible) SUTTON, M.P., of a daughter.

Jan. 17, at Upper Mount-street, the lady of Thos. RICE HENN, Esq., of a son.


On the 14th instant, at St. Werburgh's Church, by the Rev. Robt. STAVELEY, Henry HUMPHREYS, Esq., of this town, to Hannah, daughter of the late Joseph MILLIKEN, Esq., of Parliament-street, Dublin.


Jan. 13, at Balbriggan, of fever, caught in the discharge of his duties as play clerk, James S. MEE, the beloved son of John MEE, Esq., J.P., Balbiggan.

Jan. 13, at Waltham Terrace, Blackrock, Katherine, wife of R. R. BLACKWOOD, Esq., and sister of the late Colonel MADDEN of Hilton. co. Monaghan.

Jan. 7, at his residence, Ringsgrove-house, near Kingsbridge, the Right Hon. John STAPLETON DE COURCY, Baron of Kinsale and Premier Baron of Ireland, aged 42.

Jan. 14, at Fitzroy-sq., London, in her 77th year, Elizabeth Sarah, relict of the late Capt. C. H. DILLON, formerly of H.M. 26th Regiment of Foot. On Wednesday, near Weedon, in his 47th year, General Sir Wm. ANSON, Bart., KCB

January 29, 1847


A GENTLEMAN competent to undertake the LAND AGENCY OF THE BELLAMONT FOREST AND COOTEHILL ESTATES, County CAVAN, and who would Reside in the Neighbourhood, would be treated with on liberal terms.

The Receiver's Fees amount to under £400 per Annum.

Application to be made by letter addresed to RICHD. COOTE, Esq., Bellamont Forest, Cootehill; or by personal interview with George PILKINGTON, esq., 53 Rutland-square, Dublin, Law-Agent to the Estates. Bellamont Forest, Janury 8, 1847


WHEREAS it has been reported that I have been fined for having in my possession light weights, which report has been circulated by some evil-minded person to injure my character, I take this publicmode of declaring that said report is an infamous falsehood. And as this article will no doubt come under the observation of the Magistrates who would be called upon to enforce said fine (if there was any truth in the report), I hereby challenge contradiction to this my public denial.
Cavan, January 28, 1847


WANTED by the Guardians of the Bailieborough Union, a person competent to fill the office of MASTER to the Workhouse. The salary will be £30 per annum, with Apartments, Coal, Candles, Rations, &c. as hitherto allowed the Masters.

The duties of the Master, as prescribed b the Poor Law Commissioners, with the security required for the due performance of the same, can be known by personal application to me.

Letters of application, with testimonials, as to charcter and competency, will be received by me up to 11 o'Clock on MONDAY, the 1th of FEBRUARY Next, on which day the Election will take place at a meeting of the Guardians, when Candidates will require to attend at the Work-house at Twelve o'Clock, Noon. (By order)

Clerk of Union

IRISH DISTRESS -- THE private letter from Paris, dated the 19th, inst., states that it is there rumoured that his Holiness is about to address an encyclical letter, calling on all of the faithful in Europe to come to the assistance of Ireland. -- Freeman

THE IRISH PARTY -- Mr. George A. HAMILTON, Mr. W. S. O'BRIEN, Lord BERNARD, and Mr. GODLEY, who have been deputed to act for the committee, arrived in London os Saturday, and on Monday apartments were obtained in Palace Yard, Westminster, where the Irish Peers and member of the House of Commons, will have the oportunity of consultation and conference.

CAVAN RELIEF COMMITTEE -- The following subscriptions were received by the Treasurer of the Cavan Relief Committee since last publication of the accounts: J. A. KNIPE, Esq. 10l; Rev. James BRADY, 2l;; Samuel MOORE, Esq., 5l;R. ERSKINE, Esq., 5l; J. H. CRAWFORD, Esq., 1l; Mrs. BATTERSBY, 1l; Major CALDWELL, 92nd Regt., 1l; Rev. D. W. PRESTON, 1l; Major BEALS, 1l; Captain BATTERSBY, 1l; Messrs. HUNT and ROSKILL, successors to STORR and MORTIMER, jewellers, London, per Lord FARNHAM, 5l.

The Treasurer to the Bailieborough Soup Kitchen begs leave to acknowledge the receipt of £ from J. S. BAILY, Esq., Sub-Inspector of the Peace Police, and one day's pay from the men stationed under him, their subscription to that institution.


(From our own Correspondent.)
Kells, 26th Jan., 1847

According to promise, I send you an account of the choral service which was performed in Kells church on Saturday last, in aid of the funds of the relief committee of this town.

From what I have heard of the talents of the dinguished amateurs who had promised their assistance to this good work, I was led to expect a rich musical treat; and I am happy to say, that my expectations were more than realized. As an amateur performance, I never heard anything to be compared to it This you will not be surprised at, when I tell you that the principle performers were the Ladies TAYLOUR, Mrs. YOUNG, and Mr. STANFORD. This last named gentleman came down from Dublin, at great inconveniece to himself, expressly for this occasion, and brought with him his friend Mr. CHICHESTER, an amateur organist, of the highest order of excellence; Lady Elizabeth BROWNLOW, the Misses STOPFORD, Captain ROBINSON, Mrs. Arthur RADCLIFFE, and several other ladies of the vicinity assisted, and with the children of the archdeacon of Meath's school, (where music is excellently taught on the Hullah system, by the intelligent master, Mr. CONNORS constituted a most efficient choir......The amount collected in church was fifty-one pounds.

In our advertising colums will be found a justly indignant denial by Mr. KENNEDY, a respectable grocer of this town, of a most scandalous calumny which was circulated regarding the shopkeepers of Cavan. We have made enquiries and are happy to state, that there is not the slightest foundation for the malignant report, which charged, not only Mr. KENNEDY, but other respectable shop-keepers of Cavan with the use of Light Weights.


We are sorry that we cannot report any improvement in the state of the country. Robberies of money, cattle, and arms, are of nightly occurrence. No farmer with property to lose is safe.

DARING HIGHWAY ROBBERY -- On Wednesday, the 27th instant, about four o'clock, p.m., as Mr. HANLON, pay-clerk to the Drainage Commissioners for the districts of Ballinamore and Ballyconnell, was proceeding on a car to Ballinamore, for the purpose of paying the labourers employed in the drainage, he was attacked by six armed men, two of whom seized the horse's head, while the other presented pistols at Mr. HANLON and the driver. Mr. H. asked them what they wanted, and one of them replied that they should get the black trunk that was on the car. Mr. HANLON refused to comply, and being ably assisted by the driver resisted for a long time their attempts to force away the trunk. However, after a desperate struggle between the parties, the robbers succeeded in getting possession of the box, which contained a quantity of silver. Four of them retired with it to a plantation, while the other two ramained on the road, and peremptorily ordered Mr. HANLON to drive off. We think it extraordinary and worthy of remark, that the scene of this depredation is exactly the spot where the late lamented Captain M'LEOD was murdered.

On Friday, last, as three brothers of the name of REILLY, tenants to Earl DARNLEY, were going from their house at Derlargan to Athboy, to pay their rent to Lambert DISNEY, Esq., his lordship's humane and considerate agent, they were met on the road near where Mr. SHERLOCK was murdered by five armed men, at the hour of 12 o'clock in the day, and robbed of a considerable sum of money. Two men, RICKARD and RESPIN, from Kildalky, have been arrested, identified and lodged in Trim goal on Monday. Our table is covered with accounts of robberies and outrages in the neighbourhoods of Cavan, Ballyjamesduff, Killeshandra, Cootehill, &c., for which we cannot find room this week.


Cavan--John HAMILTON, Esq., of Castle Hamilton, Killeshandra.
Drogheda Town--J. CHESTER, Esq., Drogheda.
Fermanagh--C. S. GEORGE, Esq. Dromore.
Leitrim--L. A. TOTTENHAM, Esq., of Glenade House, Bundoran.
Louth--R. RUXTON, Esq., of Ardee House, Ardee.
Meath--A. S. HUSSEY, Esq., of Westown, Balbriggan.
Monaghan--A. G. MEWIS, Esq., of Rossmore Park, Monaghan.
Sligo--H. GRIFFITH, Esq., of Port Royal, Dromore West.

DEATH OF MRS. PERCIVAL--It is our painful duty to announce this sad event, which took place on Wednesday evening, after an illness of some days. Colonel PERCEVAL (sic), who was apprised of the alarming indisposition of his lady, was hourly expected at Temple House. The death of this amiable lady will prove a serious loss to the poor, to whom she was a generous benefactress. In this period of calamity her munificent bounty was daily dispensed to numerous afflicted objects.-- Sligo Journal. The first sod of the Irish South-Eastern Railway, from Carlow to Kilkenny, was turned, on yesterday week, by John ALEXANDER, Esq., of Milford in presence of a large number of spectators.


On the 18th, in Brunswick-square, Brighton, the Right Hon LADY HEADLEY, of a daughter.


On the 21st instant, at Waterslade House, Patrick MURPHY, Esq., of Dunshoughlin, county of Meath, to Margaret, third daughter of the late Michael PRENDERGAST, Esq., of Clonfinineen, county of Roscommon.

On the 21st inst., at Castleblayney church, J. FITZSTEPHEN CREAGH, Esq., of Glin, county Limerick, to Catherine Jane, youngest daughter of the late Andrew F. Macmath, Esq., Thornfield house, county Monaghan.

On the 21st, instant, at St. George's, Hanover-square, London, T. J. BRADSHAW, Esq., to the Hon. Frances Catherine DEVEREUX, Maid of Honor to the Queen, and daughter of the late Viscount of Hereford.


On the 26th inst., after a long and painful illness, Francis MARGARINE(?), Esq. of Lisagoan, county Cavan.

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