The Anglo-Celt, Cavan, county Cavan
February 4, 1848


PRIMITIVE METHODIST MISSIONARY MEETING--A missionary meeting in aid of the Primitive Methodist Society was held in the Methodist chapel, Wesley-street, on Friday evening last the 28th ult. The chair was taken by Mr. PAGET, who opened the meeting with a suitable address. The speakers were Mr. HEATHER (the Society's travelling secretary), Mr. STEWART and Mr. ROBINSON. Mr. HEATHER stated the proceedings and operations of the Society's agents through the different parts of Ireland, and concluded by soliciting the sympathy and support of his hearers in behalf of the missionary cause. The committee of the society (said Mr. H.) have before them many claims for more agents; but owing to the state of their finances, they cannot comply with all. Depending, however, on the liberality of their friends, they have ventured to send out seven new agents. The beneficial influence of this society is more particularly experienced in districts where the people are destitute of a regular ministry.-- A sermon was preached on Sunday, by Mr. HEATHER, and a collection lifted in aid of the funds.

RELIEF OF THE POOR.--The Right Rev. Dr. BROWNE, R.C. Bishop of this diocese, has given the collection lifted for the last five Sundays at the chapel door of this town towards the relief of the destitute of all religious denominations. The money, which altogether amounted to £27, was expended in releasing their wearing apparel from pawn which had been pledged before Christmas day. 540 tickets were issued, for sums not exceeding 5s. to any one individual. Dr. BROWNE, in his generous zeal for suffering humanity, exceeded by some pounds the sum placed at his disposal. The poor of this neighbourhood owe a deep debt of gratitude to his Lordship for his unwearied exertions in their behalf. We trust the noble example thus set will be extensively followed by those who are in a position to "do likewise." Amongst the contributors were several Protestants.

CAVAN FAIR.--The fair of this town, held on Tuesday last, furnishes us with no improvement in the price of stock, unless, indeed, we may except pigs, which were rather on the look-up. We saw one bacon hog, weighing about eighteen score, sell for £6 10s. There were a good many cows, but of an inferior description--half-starved, miserable looking animals; two or three brought £16 each, but few of the rest were worth half the amount. Of sheep, there were not a half a dozen, and no bidders. Horses were plentiful; former prices were fully maintained, with a brisk demand.


January 30, at Headfort House, Kells, the Countess BECTIVE, of a daughter.

At Gradam Cottage, Ballyjamesduff, the lady of the Rev. Henry COLLINS, of a son.

Jan. 27, in Park-st., London, Lady R. GROSVENOR, of a son.

Jan. 31, at Clontarf Castle, Mrs. VERNON, of a son.


Jan. 30, by the Rev. Dr. LAPHEN, Marlborough-street, Teresa, eldest daughter of Mr. P. LAWLER, 55 Henry-st., Dublin to Patrick FORD, Esq., of Tralee House, co. Dublin.


At his residence in Ashfield, near Cootehill, of fever, Mr. Robert GRAHAM, in the 62nd year of his age, sincerely regretted by a numerous circle of friends and acquaintances.

Jan. 26, at his residence, Annadale, county Leitrim, of influenza, James WILKINSON STACK, Esq., aged 70 years.


My Lord,

We, the undersigned Magistrates and Landed Proprietors of the County of Cavan, gladly avail ourselves of the opportunity afforded by your Lordship's return home to convey to you our assurance that your temperate and manly conduct during your recent attendance in Parliament has been duly appreciated by us.

In the present crisis of public affairs, pregnant as it appeares to be with the future destinies of Ireland, we should deem the hollow verbiage of mere personal compliment derogatory to your character, and to our own.

You have honorably discharged an important public duty, under circum- stances of no ordinary difficulty; and, we amongst whom you so constantly reside, are bound on our parts thus publicly to place on record our sense of the obligation which we all owe to you, for your recent admirable speeches in the House of Lords, lauded as they have been by statesmen of all parties, upon the social disorganization which prevails in our unfortunate country. We further desire to express our cordial concurrence in the wise and moderate sentiments delivered by you with reference to that most painful topic.

Although we profess a firm attachment to our established institutions, and are resolved with the Divine blessing to maintain them in their integrity; we are not less disposed on that account to tolerate the most perfect freedom of opjnion, and to respect the exercise of conscientious judgment, on the part of every section of the community--and we gladly embrace this opportunity of bearing our testimony of the correctness and justice of your Lordship's sentiments as expressed in your place in Parliament, with reference to the Roman Catholic Bishop and Clergy of the County of Cavan.

Again, my Lord, we beg leave to tender to you the expression our very sincere gratitude for the manliness and sound judgment with which you have vindicated the claims of Irish gentlemen to receive the same measure of protection for their persons and property, which is accorded to other denominations of her Majesty's subjects; and we pledge ourselves to co-operate with you, as the leading proprietor of the County, in using our best efforts to preserve public tranquility to restore confidence, and to encourage a feeling of mutual kindness for bearance in all classes of our fellow-countrymen.

John GEORGE, Armagh.
HEADFORD, Lieutenant of the County Cavan
JOHN, Kilmore, Elphin, &c.;
James HAMILTON, Castlehamilton, High Sheriff Co. Cavan.
John YOUNG, Esq., M.P., Vice-Lieut. Co. Cavan
Henry CAVENDISH BUTLER, J.P., Lanesborough Lodge.
Richard MAXWELL, J.P., Newtown Barry.
Alex. SAUNDERSON, D.L., J.P., Castle Saunderson.
Robert BURROWES, D.L., J.P., Stradone House
William HUMPHREYS, D.L., J.P., Ballyhaise House.
William H. ENERY, D.L., J.P., Ballyconnell House.
John NESBITT, D.L., J.P., Lismore.
Pierce MORTON, D.L., J.P., Kilnacrott.
Anthony O'REILLY, D.L., J.P., Baltrasna.
Joseph PRATT, J.P., Cabra Castle.
Theophilus LUCAS CLEMENTS, J.P., Rakenny.
Henry J. CLEMENTS, J.P., Ashfield.
Richard COOTE, Bellamont Forest.
Thomas COOTE, D.L., J.P., Brandrum.
The Right Hon. George R. DAWSON.
Hugh SWANZY, Connabarry House
Baptist B. CROZIER, Rockview.
Samuel WINTER, D.L., J.P. Agher.
James O'REILLY, Baltrasna
George M. KNIPE, J.P., Erne Hill.
Henry Theophilus KILBEE, J.P., Drumkeen.
Cosby NESBITT, Lismore.
Richard FOX, Aubawn.
John COPELAND JONES, the Deerpark.
Joseph STORY, Bingfield.
Samuel ADAMS, J.P., Northlands.
John BERESFORD, Lower Kilmore.
Marcus G. BERESFORD, D.D., Parsonage.
Charles J. ADAMS, J.P., Shinan House.
William RUXTON, High Sheriff, County Louth.
M. A. DELAP, Drumkeen.
Francis SAUNDERSON, Clk., Kildallen.
M. A. SAUNDERSON, Clover Hill.
L. STRANGE, Drumcarn
Samuel MOORE, J.P., Moyne Hall.
C. E. J. NUGENT, J.P., Farrenconnell House.
John E. VERNON, J.P., Kilmore.
J. TOWNLEY, Tisdall
Dawson Richard COOTE.
Eyre COOTE, J.P., Cootehill.
Richard SCOTT, J.P., Fort Frederick.
John Augustus KNIPE.
Thomas F. KNIPE, Erne Hill.
Charles WARING, Clk., Edenderry.
Theophilus THOMPSON, J.P. Cavan
Maxwell J. BOYLE, Tullyvin.
Henry O. SAUNDERS, Largy.
John THOMPSON, J.P., Prospect House.
Abraham BRUSH, J.P. Drumbar.
William RATHBORNE, J.P., Scripplestown House.
Richard SAUNDERS, Hawley House.
Edward ROTHERHAM, J.P., Crossdrum.
John ARMSTRONG, Graigavern.
Henry Alexander HAMILTON, J.P., Hampton Hall.
John FLEMING, J.P., Slyan House.
James H. STORY, J.P., Derryallen House.
John FINLAY, J.P., Brackley House.
Thomas FINLAY, Knt., J.P.
Perrott THORNTON, J.P., Greenvale.
William WEBB, Castle Corr.
George WEBB, Hillton.
George W. VESEY, J.P., Derrabard House.
Thomas FETHERSTON, Clk., Clonervy.
Samuel MOORE, Cavan
Robert ERSKINE, J.P., Cavan.
William TATLOW, Lismore.
John H. ADAMS, Fort William.
J. A. NESBITT, Killycar.
William BABINGTON, M.B., Fortview.
George L'ESTRANGE, Lisnamandra.
Joseph DICKSON, J.P., Ballyfree.
J. DICKSON, Drummully.
Robert SARGENT, J.P., Eighter.
Henry SARGENT, Eighter
Bartholomew Clifford LLOYD, L.L.D.
John BAKER, J.P., Ashgrove.
Richard MONTGOMERY, Cootehill.
Nathaniel MONTGOMERY, Swanlinbar.
R. Y. REYNOLDS, Ford Lodge.
F. N. CULLEN, J.P., Corry Lodge.
Edward KELLETT, Moynalty.
John GUMLCY, J.P., Belturbet.
Michael PHILLIPS, J.P., Glen View.
Francis HASSARD, J.P., Rockwood.
William BURROWES, Cavan
Henry DOPPING, J.P., Erne Head.
George SHAW, J.P., Castlewellan
William GRAHAM, J.P., Grangemore.
Henry COTTINGHAM, Clk., Hollywell.
Francis EDGEWORTH, Clk.
Edward MOLOY, Lenoxbrook.
John ROGERS, Belturbet.
James BERRY, Berrymount.
Robert THOMPSON, J.P., Ballyleck.
Alexander MAGUIRE, J.P., Prospect Hill.
James BAILIE, J.P. Carrig Hill.
John BOYD, Clementstown.
John JOHNSTON, J.P., Swanlinbar.
Samuel SMITH, J.P., Cherry Mount.
Robert CLIFFORD, J.P., Carn Cottage.
Purefoy BATEMAN.
Alexander BERRY, Drummanny.
Thomas BERRY, Rockfield.
Michael BABINGTON, Brook Vale.
William BABINGTON, Upper Baggot-street, Dublin.
William SMITH, Drumheel.
Stuart SMITH, Clk., Drumlion
William BETTY, Clk., Cloncorick
Charles MORTIMER, J.P., Lakeview.
Thomas JOHNSTON, J.P., Redhills.
Joseph ARMSTRONG, J.P., Woodford.
J. FAUCETT, J.P., Strand Hill.
Andrew W. BELL, J.P., Creevey.
George FINLAY, J.P., Corville.
Andrew Bell BOOTH, Bellsgrove.
Andrew NIXON, J.P., Lurgan Lodge.
Richard MAYNE, J.P., Newbliss.
Joseph BENNISON, J.P., Mountpleasant.
James BENNISON, J.P., Ballyconnell.
Humphrey S. NIXON, Nixon Lodge.
Hamilton HAIRE, Clk., Corarard.
William SPEAR, Spearvale.
Robert SMITH, Ballinacargy.
Robert JONES FOX, Stephen's Green, Dublin.
Simon DEVONPORT, Dorset-street, Dublin.

THE CASHELL BENCH OF MAGISTRATES.--The following have been the gentlemen who, within the last few years, usually attended this bench:

R. LONG--Father shot; himself twice fired at.
W. MURPHY--Father shot.
Samuel COOPER--Brother shot.
Leonard KEATING--Nephew, Mr. SCULLY, shot.
E. SCULLY--Cousin, Mr. SCULLY, shot.
Godfrey TAYLOR--Cousin, Mr. CLARKE, shot.
William ROE--Shot.
C. CLARKE--Brother shot; a nephew, Mr. ROE, shot.
Mr. KELLY, Stipendiary Magistrate has been removed from Mohill to Carrick-on-Shannon, and it is the intention of the government, we understand, to enforce the Vagrant Act throughout the county generally.--Boyle Gazette.

Mr. Thomas Ferguson, who gained some celebrity in this country as the
owner of the celebrated racehorse Harkaway, expired on the 2d instant at
his residence, Rossmore Lodge Curragh of Kildare, in the 54th year of
his age. The immediate cause of death, it appears, an attack of paralysis.

February 11, 1848


AN AUDACIOUS ROBBER.--On Monday last, as the Dublin and Belturbet coach was on it way down, when three miles past Kells, at a place called Carnaross, a female passenger observed a stout fellow in a frieze coat walk from the rere(sic) of the coach with a travelling bag in his arms; not having seen him approach, she asked the guard if he had dropped a bag. The guard replied in the negative; he was, however, advised to get down and see if the boot was safe. He did so. The boot appeared as he had left it at the last station; but upon a closer examination, he discovered that a large carpet bag belonging to Robert BURROWES, Esq., of Stradone, who was an inside passenger, had been abstracted. The guard immediately gave the alarm and pursued the robber up a lane which he was seen to take, followed by Mr. BURROWES and others. The thief finding the pursuit growing hot, threw the bag over a ditch, amongst some bushes, where it was found unopened; he himself making his escape across the fields. The sang froid of the fellow was consummate; he followed the coach, it going at a pace of six or eight miles an hour, unfastened the boot, took out the bag, closed up the boot again as he had found it, and then quietly decamped in the sight of all present.

Last night the robber was arrested near the scene of his exploit and was committed to Trim jail, to take his trial at the ensuing assizes.

A PLACE OF DANGER--On Tuesday night last, as an old woman, named CAMPBELL, was crossing "the stick" over the Cavan river, near the mill, she fell in, and but for the timely assistance of a man who happened to be near at hand, she would certainly have been drowned. Our readers will recollect that a short time ago a servant-maid of Mr. John BRADY of this town was drowned in the same place, and in a similar manner. We respectfully ask the authorities of Cavan how long is this human trap to continue in the present disgraceful state? Is there no regard for life that it must be those recklessly squandered? The owner or owners of Lurgan Boy should be compelled to establish a safe passage into the houses on their property. We trust we will not have to refer again to this subject.


Feb. 9, at Fitzwilliam-square North, the wife of Croker BARRINGTON, Esq., of a son.

Feb. 4, at Lordello, near Bray, the lady of the Rev. J. Witthrop HACKETT, of twins--a son and a daughter.

Feb. 3, at Paradise House, county Leitrim, the lady of Wm. C. PERCY, Esq., of a son and heir.

Feb. 5, at Fitzwilliam-square, Dublin, the lady of Arthur BUSHE, Esq., of a daughter.

Feb. 5, at Dublin, the lady of the Rev. Henry IRWIN, of Elphin, of a daughter.

Feb. 6, at Merton, the wife of Charles GAVAN DUFFY, Esq., of a daughter.


In St. George's Church, by the Rev. Mr. KRAUSE, William A. ARMSTRONG, Esq., of Rathmacknee, in the county of Wexford, eldest son of the late Andrew ARMSTRONG, Esq., and grandson of the late Captain Andrew ARMSTRONG, of Castle Armstrong, in the King's County, to Mary Anne, daughter of John FLOOD, Esq., of North Great George's-street, Dublin.


Feb. 4, at 61, Mary-street, Eliza, the wife of Mr. James CHARLES, printer.

Feb. 4, at St. Donough's, in the thirty-first year of his age, Geo. SHAW, Esq.

Feb. 4, at Cheltenham, Priscilla, relict of Lieutenant-General Richard BINGHAM.

At Hillsborough, Mrs. STEWART, at the patriarchal age of 102 years.

Feb. 6, at Lackagh, county Donegal, the residence of A. PORTER, Esq., Miss Susan MAXWELL, sister of the late H. MAXWELL, Esq., aged eighty-one years.

Feb. 2, at Brighton, Colonel Gustavus ROCHFORT, son of the late Gustavus ROCHFORT, of Rochfort, M.P. for Westmeath.

February 18, 1848


DISMISSAL OF THE COOTEHILL BOARD OF GUARDIANS--The Cootehill Board has been dismissed by an order from the Poor Law Commissioners, bearing date the 10th of February inst.--the reason assigned being, that the Guardians had failed in carrying out, according to the intention of the legislature, the provisions of the Irish Poor Law Act. We understand that the Vice-Guardians of the Cavan Union have been also appointed to the management of the Cootehill Board.

A DEFAULTING POOR-RATE COLLECTOR--At the Cootehill Petty Sessions, on Saturday, T. L. CLEMENTS, Esq., Eyre COOTE, Esq., and Colonel CLEMENTS, were present on the bench. The Clerk of the Union preferred a charge against a collector of poor rate, named William MOHILL, for not lodging the money he had received from the ratepayers that he had received two notices to attend for that purpose. Richd. MURPHY, Esq., Solicitor, strongly urged some mitigation circumstances in behalf of the defendant; but the Magistrates decided upon fining him in the full penalty of five pounds, in order to deter other collectors from neglecting their duty.

INFANTICIDE--On the 5th of February, a female infant, some weeks old, was suffocated by its mother, Bessy M'GERTY, who, with the father of the infant, buried it in the garden convenient in a small wooden box. The police, from information previously received, made a search, and found the body as described. Doctor WADE, of Belturbet, proved that congestion of the brain from suffocation was the cause of the infant's death. Wm. M'FADIN, Esq., committed the father and mother to prison to stand their trial at the assizes. An elder child lies dangerously ill from abuse caused in a similar manner.

DEATHS FROM BURNING--Two children, one aged four, the other two years, were found burned to death in a small hut near Ballynagh. Their father has been absent for some time to avoid being arrested on a charge of felony; and it was stated at the inquest which Dr. M'FADIN held on the bodies that the mother had been also from home at the time the catastrophe took place,, endeavouring to procure food for the children The jury returned a verdict of "alleged accidental death."

DINNER TO MR. R. MITCHELL--Last night the friends of Mr. Robert MITCHELL, late master of the Cavan Workhouse, gave him a public dinner in Mr. Dundar's Hotel, to testify their regret at his leaving this neighbourhood. The company embraced almost all the respectable merchants, shopkeepers, and others, of the two. Thomas BLIGH, Esq., filled the chair, and Surgeon CARSON the vice-chair. The dinner was excellent, being furnished in Mr. DUNBAR's best style, to which the company did ample justice. After the cloth was removed, and the usual loyal toasts drank, the health of the guest of the evening was given; Mr. MITCHELL responded. Subsequently "The Press," "The Trade of Cavan," "Prosperity of Ireland," &c., &c., were proposed and replied to in eloquent terms. The party broke up at a late hour.

ATTEMPT AT MURDER--A POLICEMAN SHOT BY A POSTMASTER-- On the evening of Sunday last, a sub-constable of the name of CHERRY, stationed at Cornary, in the Cootehill police district, went to post a letter at the post office at Canningstown (formerly called and still better known by the name of Newbridge), lately established as a penny post to Bailie- borough, from which it is situated about four miles; having done so, the postmaster, Mr. George MAHOOD, informed him that he intended to shoot his wife, a young woman, his uncle's daughter, to whom he is not long married. The constable protested against the perpetration of such an insane act, and by expostulation endeavoured to dissuade him from its commission, and fancied he had succeeded in inducing him to abandon his wicked project. They then parted, when the constable called at the residence of Mr. John MAHOOD, the father of the young woman, where she was staying at the time, to apprize the family of the nature of the startling conversation which he had with her husband; whilst so engaged, he heard the report of fire-arms, which induced him to go out to ascertain what was the matter, when he observed MAHOOD with a double barrelled gun in his hand, one barrel of which he had just discharged at a person of the name of PARR, who was at some distance from him; he then reiterated his threat of shooting his wiefe, with whom, it is understood, he had some difference, when CHERRY informed him that if he persevered in using such threats, he would consider it his duty to take him into custody, bring him before a magistrate, and have him bound over to keep the peace. MAHOOD, on hearing this, immediately presented the gun, and discharged the other barrel at CHERRY; it was loaded with pellets, one of which took effect, having entered the left cheek, going out at the back of the neck. The explosion also injured his eyes so much as to render one of them totally sightless and the other nearly so, the muzzle of the gun being quite close to his face at the time it was discharged. The ruffian maniac then retreated to his own house, vowing vengeance against any policeman or other person who would pursue or attempt to arrest him. Dr. FLEMING, of Bailieborough, was promptly in attendance, and rendered all the medical assistance in his power to the wounded man, whose life he stated to be in imminent danger, and also that, in the event of recovery, he would lose the sight of both his eyes. The rest of the constabulary stationed at Cornavy barrack, having been apprized of the transaction, soon arrived at the scene, under the command of Sergeant DALY, and called upon MAHOOD to surrender himself; but instead of complying, he set them at defiance; and it being then dark, they deemed it judicious not to attempt his arrest by breaking his door until the following morning, as they were(sic) he had fire-arms in the house, and would put his treat into execution. At daylight on Monday morning, they endeavoured to effect an entrance by breaking the door with a sledge-hammer, when he fired out of one of the windows at Sergeant DALY, who instantly returned the fire, and ordered the rest of the party, five in number, to do so likewise, with no other effect, however, than perforating a keg containing some whiskey--MAHOOD being a publican as well as a postmaster. He at last surrendered himself, and has been committed to gaol to abide his trial for the offence at the next assizes of Cavan.

(From a Correspondent.)

The Hon. Martin FFRENCH, R.M., was on the bench for some minutes before 12 o'clock. He called on a drunken case, and without asking the name of the prosecutor or that of the prisoner, discharged the prisoner, as he did not give any opposition to the police.

Mr. FFRENCH was joined by Captain BOLTON and J. T. ALLEN, Esq.

There was great interest excited in consequence of a summons which the Vice Guardians served on the caretaker of a house, the property of Jas. BELL, Esq., which was usually occupied by the Judges at Assizes. The tenant, Dr. LAMPRY, wishing to have the house taken off his hands, and because Mr. BELL would not do so without rent or notice, let the house, upon which £1100 was expended in building, to the Vice Guardians as an auxiliary workhouse! The Master put a pauper into the house on a Sunday evening, but when the caretaker came he summarily ejected him. It was for this the summons were brought. Mr. BELL's man was defended by Harcourt LIGHTBURN, Esq., solicitor. The Magistrates fined the man 6d.

John CARROLL was summoned for having light and unstamped weights. This man did not appear, but his wife did.

The Chairman, in announcing, the decision of the bench, said-- "In consequence of your poverty, and that sort of thing, you are fined 2s. 6d. and costs."

There were eleven other persons fined for a similar offence.

Colonel M'ARTHUR has been removed from Sligo to Cavan, and is now in command of the troops stationed at Cavan, Belturbet, Arvagh and Killesandra.

The Granard Board of Guardians was dissolved last week, and paid guardians appointed to administer the affairs of the union.

THE REV. T. MAGUIRE--Doctor BRADY of Dublin, stated before a magistrate in the early part of the week, that he discovered a considerable quantity of arsenic in the stomach of the last Rev. Thomas MAGUIRE, which had been sent to him for annalyzation(sic).

On Sunday the 30th ult, as Mr. Michl. MAGUIRE, miller, a respectable Roman Catholic, was returning from Curonea chapel (Cavan), to his own house, which is within a few perches of the chapel, he was surrounded by hundreds who had been present at, and were just returning from, witnessing the mysteries of the Mass, by whom he was knocked down, and barbarously treated. In the scuffle he lost money and property worth about £20. Mr. MAGUIRE's offence was his refusal to bail a ruffian charged with having waylaid and maltreated Mr. ARMSTRONG of Drumkeerin. The complexion of the whole affair is aggravated by the fact, that many of the respectable members of the congregation were present, and did not interfere to save him. The Roman Catholic curate who officiated at Curonea (the Rev. J. BRAD[sic]), a very worthy man, has, we understand, expressed great displeasure at the transaction.--Fermanagh Reporter

February 25, 1848


About the hour of 11 o'clock on the night of Friday last, a party of men, armed with guns and pistols, broke into the dwelling-house of John CONLON, of Catrickspringan, in the neighbourhood of Moynalty, by taking out the door and door-case, and robbed him of three cwts. of oatmeal, and £3 2s 6d. in cash. A similar party visted him on last Sunday night; but being better prepared he succeeded in defending his house, and they decamped without effecting an entrance.

On the night of Friday last, the barn of Patrick TEVLIN, of Billywood, was broken into by some persons, yet unknown, and robbed of about 18 barrels of unwinnowed oats.

DEATH FROM STARVATION--The body of a young man about twenty years of age, name unknown, was found on Friday morning last in a back lane in Killeshandra. An inquest was held during the day at the market-house, when it appeared that the deceased on the night preceding had asked for a drink at a house in the neighbourhood, and stated that he was returning from Scotland, where he had been to seek employment, but without success; he got the drink, and was not again seen alive. The body exhibited fearful marks of destitution. Verdict--"Died of cold and starvation."


The inquest held on the remains of this eminent and much lamented divine has just concluded. Alexander PERCY, Esq., croner (sic) for the county of Leitrim, and a most respactable jury held a long and searching investigation into the facts of this very extraordinary and melancholy case, and after the examination of several witnesses, and reading the depositions of Dr. BRADY of Gardiner street (the eminent professor of medical jurisprudence) who had made a careful analysis of the stomach of deceased.

The jury found a verdict of wilful murder against Mary REYNOLDS, who had been in the capacity of house-keeper to the rev. gentleman. The coroner fully committed the accused for trial at the assizes, but it is not yet ascertained whether she will be tried at the present commission for Leitrim.--Freeman.


Lessee JACK a. CAHILL;
Lessee RIDGE a. KNIPE;


February 19, at Castle Avenue, Clontarf, the lady of R. WORTHINGTON, Esq., of a son.

February 16, in Upper George-street, London, the wife of John PHILPOT CURRAN, Esq., of a son.


Feb. 17, at St. Peter's Church, by the Rev. George HAZLEWOOD, Henry, eldest son of Captain CROFTON, late 91st Regiment, to Hannah Mina, only child of Richard A. PEARSON, M.D., late Surgeon 87th Royal Irish fusiliers.


On this day, the 25th, in Bailieborough, of inflammation in the bowels, Michael WILLIAMSON, Esq., Solicitor, a gentleman who was loved and respected during his life, and his death will be a source of sorrow to all who had the pleasure of knowing him.


These assizes commenced on yesterday. Richd. FOX, Esq., High Sheriff, entered the Record Court at 12 o'clock, and proceeded to swear in the following Grand Jury:--

T. L. CLEMENTS, Esq., Foreman Right Hon. Earl of Bective
Hon. H. C. BUTLER, Lanesboro Lodge
Henry T CLEMENTS, Ashfield
James HAMILTON, Castlehamilton
Wm. RATHBORNE, Kilcogy
Abraham BRUSH, Drumbar Lodge
John E. VERNON, Bingfield
Wm. A. MOORE, Arranmore Lodge
Michael PHILLIPS, Glenview
Robert CLIFFORD, Carne Cottage
John THOMPSON, Prospect
Joseph DICKSON, Bailieborough
John GUMLEY, Belturbet
Wm. TATLOW, Lismore
John BAKER, Ashgrove
Joseph DICKSON, jun., Drummully, Esqrs.

After the Grand Jury were sworn, John Edward O'REILLY, of Anna, Esq., rose and addressed the High Sheriff as follows:--Mr. Sheriff, I wish to know why my name has been omitted from the Grand Jury panel of this county? The reason, I belive, is because I am a Roman Catholic. I can conceive no other; inasmuch as for the last twenty years I have been a resident and freeholder of this county, and at all times coperated(sic) with the Earl of Farnham and others in maintaining the public peace. I stated these particulars to you, Mr. FOX, at our interview.

The High Sheriff--When I left out your name, Mr. O'REILLY, I ws not aware of your religious belief.

Mr. O'REILLY--The fact of my being a Roman Catholic could not be unknown to you, as I had several transactions with yourself in the lifetime of John James, late Earl of Farnham, and from those transactions I derived great respect for your personal character. I do not wish to offend the gentlemen of the jury, but I most unhesitatingly assert that you have upon this panel many men my inferiors in ever respect--inferiors in family, in education, and in property. This course may have been recommended by my sham friends; but I solemny protest against it.

The High Sheriff denied that he omitted Mr. O'REILLY's name, because of his being Roman Catholic; but declined stating anything further.

Mr. O'REILLY then left the court......


Terence REILLY, John SMITH, and John FARRELLY, charged with the murder of Thomas BURNS--trial put off at last assizes, jury not having agreed to their verdict--bailed in court July 16, 1847.

John REILLY--breaking into and entering the house of Michael M'QUILLAN, assaulting and robbing him of various articles of wearing apparel.

Thomas FINEGAN and Pat MAGUIRE--breaking into the house of Michael BURNS, and taking thereout a quantity of meal; butter and several articles of wearing apparel.

Francis RICE and Bandal PRATT--firing a shot at James LENAHON, and wounding him in the back--bailed by John WILCOX, Esq. and Michl. PHILLIPS, Esq. on the 17th July.

Thomas SHERIDAN--committed on a bench warrant from Lent assizes, 1847, for sheep stealing.

Henry T. AVELINE--obtaining money under false pretences and forgoing the name of William SHERIDAN, to a certain receipt.

Patt KELAHER--committed as an idle vagrant, having no fixed place of residence.

Peter KING--committed on the warrant of John M'FADDEN, coroner, with having caused the death of George MOORE, from injuries inflicted by him on deceased while found stealing potatoes.

James BRADY, James REILLY, and Terence DOLAN--charged with being an armed party who assaulted Owen REILLY, Edward M'COVEY, Patrick CONLAN, and others.

Phillip M'CARTEN--appearing in arms, attacking and assaulting Peter CURRY, in his own house.

Thomas BRADY, John REILLY and John THORNTON--burglary and robbery of a gun, and a web of frieze, the property of John REILLY.

James LYNCH, and Daniel M'ENTEE--charged with having fired shots at and wounding William WINSLOW, in the thigh, with intent to take his life.

Charles CAFFERY, John CAFFERY, and Peter CAFFERY--abduction of Mary DONOHOE, on the night of the 4th instant.

Mary REILLY--stealing out of the shop of James PARKER, a piece of calico, value five shillings.

John M'GRINNELL--having in his possession a quantity of bread and cakes, that was stolen from John M'GUINNESS.

Margaret MORRISON, BESSY MORRISON, and Jane MORRISON-- having a quantity of clothes in their possessions which were stolen from Michael DONOHOE.

Bernard REILLY, Patrick REILLY--charged on the oaths of Mary REILLY, and Peter REILLY, for setting fire to their dwelling house.

Patrick KEENAN--charged on oath of John, Patrick and Catherine FARMER, with wilful and corrupt perjury.

James MARTIN--violantly assaulting and taking from the person of James ARMSTRONG, three pounds seventeen shillings.

John TUMMIN, Thomas MAGUIRE, Anne SHERIDAN and Anne LEE--stealing and having in their possession a quantity of hens, and a cock, the property of Robert FITZGERALD, of Cavan.

Hugh CONNELY--having in his possession a quantity of surgical instruments, that were stolen from Dr. FINLAY.

Feliz\x MAGUIRE--breaking into the house of Anne and John MAGUIRE, with intent to commit a felony.

Terence SHENAN and Patrick SHENAN--violently assaulting Farrell BAXTER.

James REILLY and Bernard REILLY--rescue, and obstructing George WIDDISS, in the execution of his duty.

John M'GORRY, Thomas M'KEIRNAN, John FITZPATRICK, Patrick DUNNERY, and Michael M'PARTLAND--attacked the house of Bernard MARTIN, assaulting him and by threats extorted from his wife the sum of three shillings, and being of the party who attacked the said house.

Mary FITZPATRICK--ordering Catherine MACKISON and her son William and Philip to break the windows of David GRIFFITH's house, and conspiring to shoot him.

Anne MATTHEWS--stealing a cock and hen from Alice GARRIGAN.

Andrew SMITH--stealing from the residence of Ellen FITZGERALD, a cotton purse, containing eleven shillings and four pence.

Mathew MULVEY--having in his possession two foul that were stolen from Owen GILBRIDE. Bessy MAGERTY and James MAGERTY--committed on the finding the Coroner's inquest, for causing the death of a female infant by injuries and neglect.

Robert MORROW, James MONTGOMERY, and Patt MORROW--having, with force and violence, taken away cattle from Sylvester WALLACE, pound-peeper(sic), at Butlersbridge. Patrick RORKE--stealing oats out of the haggard of Peter CUMIN.

Anthony SMITH--having in his possession part of a cow, that was stolen from Mathew SMITH.

Bernard MAGAGHRAN--rescuing goods seized for poor rate.

James BRADY--having parts of a pistol and ammunition in his possession.

James BLACK--having in his possession one pike, not being duly licensed.

James M'CALL--having in his possession three shoes, which were stolen from Thomas M'CABE.

Michael HEFFERNAN--committed as a vagrant--to give bail to keep the peace.

James MORAN--having in his possession a bottle of oil, that was stolen from Mary MAGINNESS.

Bartley ROGERS and Bryan KIERNAN--having a quantity of Mutton and feet in their possession, that were stolen from Henry FEGAN.

John M'ANALLY--having a pair of brogues in his possession that were stolen from Peter GAYNOR.

Frank MULLIGAN--charged with being one of an armed party who attacked the house of, and robbed John WATSON.

Edward KEATING and Hugh REILLY--charged on the oath of Eliza SMITH, with posting a threatening notices.

Mary SHERIDAN--having in her possession a cotton gown, that was stolen from Ellen LYNCH.

Bernard MAGUIRE--conspiring to hough and burn William BELL's cattle.

John MAGAGHRAN, Patrick MAGAGHRAN, Betty MAGAGHRAN, and Mary MAGAGHRAN--having on the night of the 14th February instant, on the public road attacked

Owen M'CABE, assaulted and robbed him of two six-pences, some bread and sugar.

Bridget SAGE and Thomas SAGE--having in their possession a quantity of articles that were stolen from Edward DONOHOE.

Bernard M'CALL--breaking a window and stealing a watch the property of John MURRAY, Cavan.

Thomas M'GOOHAN--charged on oath with firing a shot at the mail car, between Belturbet and Killeshandra.

Edward FITZPATRICK--entering the house of Joseph SMITH, in company with another man, with their faces blackened, and threw down his house and broke his furniture.

Thomas PRIOR--being one of three armed men who entered the house of Thomas DOLAN, and robbed him of his gun.

John CHAMBERS--being one of three armed men, who entered the house of Thomas DOLAN, and robbed him of his gun.

Patt MAGOVERIN--defrauding Henry WILLIAMS, of forty-five pounds eight shillings and three pence.

Charles SMITH--having in his possession a blue cloth mantle, that was stolen from George CROOKS.

Tohn(sic) FITZPATRICK, Francis WARD--breaking into William NORTON's mill, and stealing a quantity of oat-meal.

Thomas MURTAGH--taking forcible possession of a house, the property of Maxwell BOYLE, Esq.

George MAHOOD--charged on the oaths of David CHERRY and David CORBET; with firing at and wounding said CHERRY so as to endanger his life.

Charles M'CURRY--being one of a party of four who conspiring to take the life of John MORTON.

Bernard M'Kiernan--harbouring Charles M'CORRYHE having been charged with a conspirace to shoot John MORTON.

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