Published in Cavan, county Cavan
April 7 1848

OLDCASTLE UNION--The election of a Poor Law Guardian for the Castleraghan district of this (?) took place on the 25th ult. Thee were three candidates in the field, John M'MANUS, Esq., of Corm(?) and Messrs. Edward PLUNKETT and Peter BRADY, farmers. The first named gentleman was returned by a large majority, but it appears the election has been declared null and void by the Commissioners, owing to some informality in Mr. M'MANUS's nomination paper.


These sessions commenced on Tuesday, the 4th April instant.

Civil Bill Entries, 824; Legacy entries, 2; Replevin entries, 3; Ejectment Entries, 77; Crown numbers, 104; Voters registered, 5.

The Grand Jury was sworn at 10 o'clock. Magistrates present--The Right Hon. Lord FARNHAM, H. T. KILBEE, M. PHILLIPS, Major BAILIE, Theophilius THOMPSON, John WILCOCKS, and J. B. GRAVES, Esqrs.

Grand Jury.-- 1. William FARIS; 2. William MOORE BLACK; 3 Henry HUMPHREYS; 4 Robert FITZGERALD; 5 Jmes Alexander FARIS; 6 William MOORE; 7 John CLEMENGER; 8 James GILROY; 9 Mathew LOUGH; 10 Alexander KETTLE; 11 John BEATTY; 12 Eugene M'MANUS; 13 John MOORE; 15 Hugh PORTER; 15 William ROGERS; 16 James FAY; 17 Thos. HARTLEY.


Hugh GRAVES--6 months's hard labour. John BRADY--24 hours imprisonment. Edwd. FITZPATRICK--1 month's hard labour. Bridget FITZPATRICK--24 hours. Martha M'GIVNEY--3 months' hard labour. Francis WALSH--15 years' transportation. Anne RAHILL--1 month's hard labour. James CLARKE--6 months hard labour. Francis TULLY-- 24 hours. Patrick MAGUIRE--3 months' hard labour. Mary REILLY-- 1 month's hard labour. Eliza MURPHY--1 month's hard labour. Mary M'MANUS--2 months' hard labour. Edward M'GEE--2 months' hard labour. Sarah M'GEE--48 hours. James LYNCH--1 month's hard labour. Owen HYLAND--6 months' hard labour. Mary DALY--6 months' hard labour. Francis WARD--2 months' hard labour--to be whipped first and last week. Patrick DONOHOE--6 months' hard labour. Robert ROONEY--1 month's hard labour. John DERMODY and Thomas DERMODY--each 3 months' hard labour--to be whipped first and last week.

Mary CANN--1 month's hard labour--Mary CONNON--1 month's hard labour--Philip CARSON, John COYLE, Owen M'BREEN, Patrick MAGUIRE, Thomas MAGUIRE, Philip SHERIDAN, Philip M'CUE, Thomas M'CORRY, Laurence COYLE, Patt M'GEE, James M'GUIRE, Alex. M'GUIRE and Francis COYLE were bound in court to keep the peace for seven years each in £10.

Terence DOLAN--2 months' hard labour. Michael DOLAN--1 month's hard labour. James DOLAN, James BRADY, John BRADY, Derence DOLAN, Philip HAYES, Philip BRADY, Philip DOLAN, and James REILLY-- each one fortnight hard labour.


Mrs. Mary O'GRADY, Wm. WESTROPP BRERETON, Esq., Wellington ANDERSON ROSE, Esq.,, and Julia, his wife, Edward Starner O'GRADY, and Henry ROSE, Esqrs., Plaintiffs.

Patrick Richard BLAKWOOD BRADY, Esq., and others, Defendants

Same, Plaintiffs. James Scott MOLLOY, Esq., and several others, Defendants.

PURSUANT to the Decree made in the first Cause, bearing date the 7th day of December, 1843, I will, on Monday, the 17th day of April, 1848, at my Chambers, Inn's-quay in the City of Dublin at the hour of one o'clock in the afternoon of said day, Set Up and Sell by public cant to the highest and fairest bidder.

ALL THAT AND THOSE, the Town and Lands of Lisboduffe, with the Mill thereon, Corcoragh, Drumskelt, Shrahoran, othersise Shraboy, Corren- clurgagh, and the Rocks; Shantamon, Shankills, and Drumrorian, all in the County of Cavan; for the unexpired term of 500 years, created by the Deed of the 21st day of November 821, in the Pleadings mentioned, or a competent part thereof, for the purposes in said decree set forth

Dated this 22nd day of January, 1848

The lands are situate principally within four miles of the market and post towns of Cavan and Ballyhaise, and will be sold together or in lots.

Rentals, conditions of sale, and further particulars to be obtained on application to John BAGNALL, Plaintiffs' Solicirtor, 9, Hardwick-street; and A. C. PALLAS, Solicitor, 123 Capel-street, Dublin


March 26, in Wexford, the lady of Lieutenant P. ROBINSON, Royal Navy, of a son.

April 2, in Merrion Avenue, near Dublin, the wife of M. HARTLAND MAHON, Esq., of a son.


March 23, in St. Mary's church, Dublin, by the Rev. A. LEEPER, P. W. MURPHY, Esq., of that city, to Mrs. May Anne JOYCE, Sandycove, Kingstown, relict of the late Geo. JOYCE, eldest son of Capt. John JOYCE, Arney Cottage, co. Fermanagh.

April 4, in St. Michael's church, Limerick, by the Rev. Thomas WILLIS, James ROWAND, Esq., to Anna, eldest daughter of Richard WALLACE, Esq.


April 5, at 22, Stephen's-green North, Dublin, Lady MacMAHON, relict of the Right Hon. Sir William MacMAHON, Bart.

On last Saturday morning, at half-past 10 o'clock, at the residence of her brother, Mr. John REILLY, Cavan, Miss Mary Anne REILLY, aged 29 years, of pulmonary consumption. This amiable young woman was much beloved by a large circle of relatives and other friends, who deeply deplore her loss.
The funeral which took place on Monday evening, was highly respectable, and attended by a vast number of the inhabitants of the town and neighbour- hood. Her remains were first brought to the church, where the Rev. Mr. WILKINS delivered an instructive address from 1st Cor. xv 45, from thence to the old church-yard of Cavan, where they were interred.

April 14 1848


Robert M'BRIDE, Esq., mayor, accompanied by his assessor, W. C. HENDERSON, Esq., took his seat on the bench in the Crown Court a quarter before eleven o'clock this morning, when the writ was read and the candidates were nominated.

Mr. SOMERS was proposed by Henry O'CONNOR, Esq., J. P., and seconded by Michael CONNOLY, Esq.

Mr. TOWNELEY was proposed by Abraham MARTIN, Esq., and seconded by Rev. Owen FEENY, P.P.

Thursday, Half-past One o'Clock.

Sir. R. G. BOOTH and Mr. WYNNE voted for TOWNLY.--The majority of Conservatives voted for SOMERS.

A great many votes on both sides remain to be decided by the assessor.


Sir--A Ballintemple man wishes to be informed why the Catholic tenants on the townland of Ballintemple are charged 30s. per acre for bad land while their Proteastant neighbours are paying on 1l per acre for good land. It is time such petty distinctions should cease.

The calumniators of the Celtic race call us idle and lazy; it is gratifying to find all landlords don't agree with them. I hope the landlord in this case (Archdeacon BERESFORD) has not been aware of this anomalous state of things; he can, however, rectify it now.

April 13, 1848

[We cannot give "Equality" the information he requires, as we know nothing of the matter; but we recommend him to apply to Archdeacon BERESFORD who, we are sure, will afford perfect satisfaction.--Ed. A-C]


A GOLDEN STRATAGEM--There has been great anxiety evinced, and extraordinary efforts made, within the last week, by several persons from the country, to procure gold for bank notes in this town, in consequence, we presume, of an apprehension that prevails of the probability of a European or civil war taking place. There is one incident connected with this "run," which we think worth recording. A countryman applied at the Provincial Bank here for gold in exchange for fourteen Bank of Ireland £1 notes, and he was refused by the cashier, who stated that the Cavan Bank would only change its own notes. He then asked whether they would give him Cavan notes for the Bank of Ireland ones? The banker replied that they would have no objection. Having got possession of the Cavan notes, he immediately handed them back, saying with much coolness and apparent simplicity, "Please, sir, give me goold for these." The cashier, in conformity with his first statement, was obliged to comply with the demand; and Pat then left the office.

BELTURBET--(From a Correspondent). The following "Caution" was posted upon Mr. ROGERS' store in this town, on last Sunday morning. Your readers will agree with me that anything so worthy of detestation is not to be met with as the avowal of the heartless and cowardly sentiments which are couched in this document.


"Let no person be seen going into James MCGUINESSES or GILROYs or FILIP's to Deal if they Do they will meet the revenge of a loverers of liberty as they have sworn loyalty to our Bucher of a lord leftinent who is doing his best to hurry us into crime, to get vent for his Malice and to cut us off with his forces."

ROBBERY--A daring robbery was committed on Monday night, the 3rd inst., in the townland of Lislin, parish of Drung; the cow-house belonging to Patt CARRAHER was broken in, and a springer, value £10, was taken therefrom. The robbery was discovered very early next morning, but, nothwithstanding, every exertion was made to discover the thieves, by the police; no clue has yet been found to lend to their detection. A cow, the property of James SMITH, of Duhassen, same parish,. was also stolen a short time since, in fact, robberies are frequent by day and by night and though every means have been resorted to, in order to discover the guilty parties, it is strange that none has yet been brought to conviction.
It is thought that the cattle has been killed, for if they were exposed for sale in any of the neighbouring fairs they must have been detected. The country people, alarmed at such a state of things, have resolved that two in each townland will keep watch in rotation for the future, in order to protect their own, and the properties of their neighbours.


Robert BLEAKLEY v. The Vice-Guardians. Thomas M'Avenue v. Same. Michael KEENAN v. Same. In these three appeals lodged by rate-payers of the union, the Court ordered no rule on the cases, inasmuch as the recognizances entered into and the notices of appeal were informal.

Joseph STORY, Esq., v. The Vice-Guardians of the Cavan Union.

In this case the necessary recognizance and notice having been prepared by Mathew TULLY, Esq., solicitor for applicant, the case was heard on merits, which after examination of witnesses it was ordered that the name of Joseph STORY, Esq., be struck out of the rate-book, and that the amount of rate paid by Mr. STORY be returned to him, and that £1 5s. 3d costs, be given against the vice-guardians.

Persons lodging appeals to the poor-rate for the future should be cautious in having an attorney who will prepare his appeal and notice properly, and not be defeated through any informality in either. The Barrister returned to Cavan on Wednesday, the 12th instant, and finished the civil business which stood adjourned from Saturday the 8th.


These sessions commenced on Monday, the 10th.

Magistrates present--Michael PHILLIPS, G. FINLAY, James BAILIE, Robert CLIFFORD, Esqrs. The following grand jury was sworn at ten o'clock:

Alexander BERRY William SHERIDAN
David Griffith John KANE
Terence KEIRNAN William GWYNNE
George KNOTT William ROGERS

Philip SMITH, burglary and robbery--ten years transportation.
Patrick KELAGHER, larceny--seven years' transportation.
Daniel M'BRIEN, assault--forty-eight hours imprisonment.
James PRIOR, receiving stolen property--twelve months' hard labour.
Daniel DUFFY, larceny--six months' hard labour.
John M'GAURAN, rescue of two cows, seized for poor-rate-- one month hard labour.
James MAGAURAN, like offence--one fortnight hard labour.
Robert ROSS, having a pistol in his possession, in a proclaimed district, he not being licensed--forty-eight hours imprisonment.

Civil Bill Entries, 387; Ejectment Entries, 8;; Publicans Licensed, 3; Voters Regisered, 1; Appeal to Convictions at Petty Sessions, 1.


Main-street, Cavan, on the 12th inst., Mrs. Mathew LOUGH, of a daughter

On the 13th inst, in Bridge-street, Cavan, Mrs. Arthur ELLIS, of a daughter.

DEATH--At Cootehill, on the 13th inst., of fever, Mr. Michael GORMLY, Master of the Workhouse.

THE PROTESTANTS OF DROGHEDA--On yesterday week the mayor of Drogheda convened a meeting of the respectable Protestants of the town, to take into consideration the present aspect of Irish affairs. The mayoralty room was crowded. Thomas NORTH, Esq., took the chair. In the course of the evening, Mr. APPERSON (editor of the Drogheda Conservative) moved, and Mr. W. MOORE seconded, a resolution, praying for a Relief of the Union. The motion was carried with only three dissentient voices.

April 21 1848

PROTESTANT ADHESION TO REPEAL--We have just received the intelligence, on undoubted authority, that W. F. LESLIE FOSTER, Esq., a magistrate of the county Louth, has joined the Protestant Repeal Assocation. Also three thousand other Protestants. Drogheda Conservative.


THE 1st ROYALS--A detachment of the second battallion of this gallant corps, under the command of Major RAYMOND, stationed here for some months, has received orders to march for Shannonbridge, and left Cavan this morning. During their stay here, they were remarkable for the most orderly discipline and exemplary conduct. Captain BYRNE, and indeed all the officers, gained the respect and esteem of every class, from their urbanity and gentlemanly demeanour. We are sure the entire inhabitants of the town will feel the same regret that we do at their departure.

THE 48TH REGT.--A Cootehill corespondent writes to say; that three divisions of the 48th passed through that town during the last week, enroute from Enniskillen to Dublin. While resting in Cootehill (adds our correspondent, whose lengthened and interesting communication we regret we cannot publish to-day), they, one and all, with whom I conversed, intimated, that, in the event of an emeute, or movement of the people, taking place, for the purpose of the Irish people were labouring,the greater portion of the troops at present serving in Ireland, would not fire upon them--but that, at all events,the men of the 48th Regiment, three-fourths of whom being Irishmen and Repealers, would not do so. They publicly avowed the same sentiments on the whole line of march. Two of the subalterns also stated that the non-commissioned officers and privates of the British army were the most oppressed and ill- treated soldiers in the world.

ROBBERY--On the 14th instant, at ten o'clock at night, a party, five in number, with sticks, attacked the house of a man named Francis BRADY, residing at Derrygoss, near Butlersbridge; they robbed him of £2 5s., and assaulted his wife and daughter.

MALICIOUS BURNING--On the same night, three houses, unoccupied, the property of John A. KNIPE., Esq., at Aghalackan, between Cavan and Stradone, were maliciously burned by some parties unknown. Two of the houses were given up by the tenants last month, and the other in January last.

LONGEVITY--Died on the 15th inst., at the chapel of Killanne, near Shercock, in this county, Anthony NORRIS, who lived to the advanced age of 111 years. He was a tinker by trade, and was very generally known some forty or fifty years ago as being the best still-maker in Ulster.

THE MOLLY MAGUIRES--DIGNITY INSULTED--The respresentative of a Manchester firm, returning near Ballynagh, the driver, from intoxication, lost his seat. During the stoppage of the car, three or four of the Mollies made their appearance. One of them, in a business-like way, examined the "traps" on the car, and, seemingly disappointed, asked the commercial ambassador, "Are you a travelling clerk?" Being answered in the affirmative, he was allowed to "push on", without sustaining any injury from the family of the Maguires.


On the 18th inst., in Cavan, the lady of the Mr. Robert FITZGERALD, of a daughter. At the Royal School, Cavan, the lady of the Rev. Wm. PRIOR, of a daughter.


April 18th, in St. George's Church, Dublin, Benjamin WILLIS RICHARDSON, Esq., of Upr. Gardiner-street, to Rosamond MESSINA, fourth daughter of the late Henry M'CLINTOCK, Esq., Dundalk.


On the 12th instant, at Tullinton, near Stradone, aged 60 years, Mr. Bernard MATHEW, deservedly regretted by a numerous circle of friends.

In Cootehill, on the 9th instant, of apoplexy, Richard MURPHY, Esq., Attorney, in the 42nd year of his age, leaving a wife and numerous family to deplore his sudden and premature death.

SUICIDE--A man named Joseph WILSON, driver of the Enniskillen mail coach, died on Tuesday morning from the effects of a quantity of laudanum which he had taken on the preceding night. It appeared that on Monday evening deceased had a quarrel with his wife, and that night retired to rest in a separate apartment. Nothing more was known about him till about eight o'clock next morning, when his wife hearing him moan, ventured into the room and found him suffering the most intense agony from the poison he had taken. She found beside the bed two small bottles, in which the remains of laudanum and arsenic were discovered. Medical aid was immediately called in, but proved unavailing, as he expired shortly after. Deceased lived in Mill street, and has left a wife and four children to deplore his loss.--Belfast Chronicle

April 28, 1848

Dublin, 20th April 1848

Sir--A writer, signing himself "Equality" in the Anglo-Celt, finding fault with the setting of the land in Ballintemple calls on me, an owner of the land, to amend it.

I beg to say the land is not my property, nor have I anything to do with it.
Your obedient servant,

TO THE EDITOR OF THE ANGLO-CELT Sir--You will permit me, I hope, a small space in your columns, to make a few remarks in reply to a letter published in the last number of your journal. Your 'subscriber' seems to entertain very strange notions of equality, and no less strange notions of legitimacy; I must therefore tell my "Daddy" though it may argue a want of filial affection on my part, that I disavow as I disregard his assumed mongrel rights, and despise every mere partisan, whether orange or green.

In my last communication, I wished to draw the attention of the landlord of Ballintemple to the fact, his Catholic tenants in that townland were paying far more per acre for their land than their Protestant neighbours, expressing, at the same time: a hope, that he was not cognizant of such a state of things. Does my "Daddy Orangeman" deny the fact? No, he does not, nor can not. Does he attempt to assign any reason why such a state of things should have existed? Yes, if "Papists", "Paddys," "Indian Buck," "Daddy Orangeman," and all such fulsome and insulting fustian be a sufficient reason for such inequality, he has, I think, done ample justice to the subject; though a discerning public may think otherwise. Will the landlord assent to such a vindication of his rights--to each reply to "Equality?" I hope not. He will, I think, say save me from my friends, Daddies and Organemen.

I could point out, even in this small parish, many cases where honest, respectable and solvent Catholics were turned off the farms held by their forefathers; not by being outbid by their Protestant successors in said farms. No such thing; but simply because they were "Papists!" Yet this was "not preference--not every fair play."

In the melancholy details of deaths from starvation, or "transportation" recorded last year, we do not read of many thousands of Protestant farmers left in the land of their birth, through want of "fair play," coffinless, to be devoured by dogs--we do not read of many thousands of them dying in the holds of plague ships, or in quarantine at the various transatlantic ports. Oh, but "in many cases persecuted Papists'." Should I even admit this, it is a poor defence of wrong. "Equality"will call wrong or injustice by its proper name, whether the sufferer be Catholic or Protestant; and I declare solemly before high Heaven, that I am and ever will be an advocate equally for the rights of Protestant as well as Catholic farmers--for in the dealings between landlord and tenant the religious tenets of the parties should be left entirely out of the question, and any practice to the contrary I deem unchristian and inhuman. I would not tell them in the consolatory language of your "subscriber,"--if you don't like the land with its rack rent, let you leave it. This would be fair-play with a vengeance!

Your "subscriber," in conclusion, exultingly sounds the trumpet of victory, by proposing a question which he, in his simplicity deems unanswerable:-- "was it ever known in all the cases of Protestant transportation, that one of them ever shot an 'Equality man' or a landlord?" To this question I will merely say that I abhor murder at least as much as he does; but at the same time, it's my firm conviction, were the sturdy tenant-farmers of the north subjected to same oppression as are their Catholic brethern in many places--were they ground "as in a mortar"--they would, to a man, hurl their high and haughty defiance with Herculean strength, crush the many-headed monster of oppression. They would rouse the Lion of the North, and soon rid the land of the exterminating angels--be they landlords, agents, or under-strappers. In confirmation of this, my opinion, I refer him to the Devon commission reports, where he will find it stated on no slight authority--"If the established tenant-right of Ulster were interfered with, the Horse Guards would not be able to preserve the peace of the country."

As I have already trespassed too far on your space, I will close these hurried remarks by repeating that in my former communication I stated a fact (and facts are stubborn things), and asked for an explanation of it. Now, until this fact is denied or an explanation given, I will not hold myself bound to reply to any communication intended to create mere bye-battles for a shelving of the question at issue. Will the public be favoured with either? Nous verrous.
I am, Sir, yours, &c.;

EQUALITY. [We regret that our columns should be made the vehicle of a misstatement respecting that estimable and kind-hearted landlord, Archdeacon BERESFORD. His brief letter, in reference to "Equality's" statements, is quite conclusive and satisfactory, at least as far as he is concerned. We think there has been sufficient discussion on the subject, and, after this week, shall not publish any anonymous letters in reference to it.--ED. A.-C.]


April 21, at Lagore, county Meath, the lady of Michael THUNDER, Esq., of a son.


April 25, in St. Paull's Church, John H. E. RIDLEY, Esq., 2nd Dragoon Guards, to Anna Maria, only child of the late Rev. J. M. BROOKE, of Longfield, co. Cavan.


On this morning, a Butlersbridge, Alice, youngest daughter of Mr. John REILLY; she was beloved by all who knew her--so interesting, so kind, so affectionate--so everything, in fact that is to be admired in a child of her age; and all who have had the tomb suddenly closed between them and some loved one on earth must feel how acutely her death is deplored by her relatives.

April 21, at Cabra Parade, James M., son of Patk. GANSON, Esq., Jenkinstown, co. Meath.

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