The Anglo-Celt, Cavan, county Cavan
5 May 1848

    ARLEY COTTAGE, situated on the
Mount Nugent.
    Apply to HENRY SARGENT, Esq., Eighter,
    1st May 1848

on the banks of LOUGH SHEELAN, a few
FURNISHED ROOMS, with every necessary ac-
    Application to be made to Mr. JOHN CHAMBERS,
Mulloghboy Cottage, Ballymachugh, Ballyhillan
    May 3, 1848


The inhabitants of Cootehill and its vicinity were thrown into a great state of excitement on the evening of Wednesday, the 26th ult., by the announce- ment of the murder of a female of the name of Susan TRAVERS, which had been perpetrated at about twelve or one o'clock on that day, at a place called Cornasasse, about four miles S.W. of Cootehill, on the road leading from that town to Ballyjamesduff, by a man of the name of James VOGAN, a farmer, holding about 70 acres of land in that locality. The following are briefly the facts of this revolting case deduced in the evidence at the coroner's inquest:-- The inquest was held at that place on Saturday, the 29th ult., before Dr. M'FADDIN, one of the coroners for the county of Cavan, and a jury of the neighbouring farmers. At the last quarter sessions of Cootehill James VOGAN was tried for having committed an assault, with a felonious intent, upon the deceased Susan TRAVERS, at Cornasasse, on the 22d February last, when he was acquitted by the jury (two-thirds of whom being his particular friends and immediate neighbours) against the weight of evidence, and in opposition to the charge of P.M. MURPHY, Esq., the Assistant Barrister for the county of Cavan, who, ere he was discharged from the dock, rebuked and cautioned him to amend his conduct in future, upon which trial it appeared in evidence that John TRAVERS, the husband of deceased, who was and had been the cottier tenant of the traverser (VOGAN), for ten years and upwards, had them in jail for stealing a few turnips of very trifling value from him (VOGAN); and at the petty sessions held in Cootehill on the 22d ult., the Saturday previous to the murder, he (VOGAN) after an ineffectual endeavour to affix a charge of fowll-stealing upon his unfortunatele victim, swore that he saw her ont he Wednesday previous stealing a creel of turf, the property of James PATTERSON, a near neighbour of his, and one of the witnesses produced on his behalf at the trial at the quarter sessions, when the magistrates ordered informations to be sworn against her, but allowed her until Wednesday the 26th ult., to procure bail to stand her trial for the offence at the ensuing quarter sessions of Bailieborough. No person saw VOGAN committing the murder.

Dr. SHARPE, of Cootehill, deposed that on the evening of Wednesday, the 26th April he was called upon to attend the deceased, upon whose left hip he found a gunshot-wound about two inches behind the joint, which had been recently inflicted, and of which she was then dying, altough she languished until about eleven o'clock, on the night of the following day (Thursday, the 27th, ult.,) when she died, that he had made a post mortem examination of the wound extended through the illium and pelvis wounding the uretha, and that the charge lodged in the right groin, from which he extracted two leaden pellets (which he produced), and that the shot was discharged so close to her person that it burned and blacked a portion of her clothes, (which he also produced), and that said wound was the cause f her death. He also deposed that the deceased had informed him, previous to her death, when she was aware that she was dying, that it was James VOGAN who had shot her. The coroner then produced and read the following account:--

COUNTY OF CAVAN, )   The dying declaration of Susan TRAVERS,
to wit. )   of Cornasasse, parish of Kildrumsherdenny,

who saith that on the 26th day of April, 1848, she was coming off the hill to her own house, and that James VOGAN, of cornasasse, was standing under the walls of a house adjoining declarationist's, when said VOGAN fired a gun shot at her, and the declarationist fell on her side, from the effects of which shot she now declares she is going to die.

"Taken and declared before me this 27th day of April 1848.
(Signed) "T. CLEMENTS, J.P., co. Cavan."

It further appeared in evidence that several of VOGAN's cows had lately died--one of them on that day--and he accused the deceased with having poisoned them, but on examining their stomachs no trace of poison could be discovered; it also appeared that neither the deceased, her husband, or their three infant children (the eldest of whom is only eight years of age) had partaken of any breakfast on that day, as Fanny BOYLAN, the sister of deceased, who had been residing with them, was sent into Cootehill with a shilling, which had been borrowed from some of the neighbours, to give to Mr. A. M'FADDIN, the petty sessions' clerk, for a bail-bond, if the informations had been lodged against deceased, by VOGAN for the stealing of PATTERSON's turf, or rather the gleaning of a few clods of peat firms which she did not carry off with her, but it not, she was to bring the worth of the shilling of meal home with her. The children who were literally starving--none of the family tasted any kind of food from the day previous--having gone out to the hill to ascertain if their aunt was returning with the meal for etheir breakfast; and John TRAVERS being out of employment, he being only able to procure a casual day's work as a labourer-went out to cut some turf on the neighbouring hills to make a fire to boil the expected breakfast-- therefore no person was convenient to deceased at the time she was shot.

After considerable discussion, fifteen of the jury signed a verdict of wilful murder gainst said James VOGAN, and two of them, viz., David M'MINN, of Knocknalosset, blue dyer, and Patrick CUSACK, of Kilnacrue, brick-maker, refused to sign it; the former is cousin-german to the accused, and the latter, Edward REILLY, his son-in-law, and his co-surety for REILLY as collector of poor rates. The coroner at once issued his warrant for the arrest of VOGAN, who has absconded, and fled from justice, which he handed J. T. FORTESCUE, Esqrs., S.I., who was in attendance at the inquest, and at the instance of our correspondent as subscription was set on foot, when 6s. 10d. was collected to purchase a coffin for the deceased, as the coroner said he had no authority to give an order for a coffin at the expense of the county.

Our correspondent adds that he never beheld such squalid poverty and wretchedness as the interior of the miserable mud-wall but in which the mangled remains of the deceased lay streched on a filthy wad of straw, there being no other bed in it. The deceased was only thirty years of age, and had been rather a well-looking woman, whilst VOGAN, who is charged with her murder is a man aged about seventy years, of a very repulsive countenance and sinister aspect.

SERIOUS ACCIDENT--The Rev. Mr. WEIR,of Silverhill, was riding along the road, in the vicinity of his own residence, one day last week, when his horse got suddenly restive, and threw him, whereby his arm was broken. He is now in a fair way of recovery.--Fermanagh Reporter.

ROBBERY--A daring highway robbery was committed on Saturday evening last, the 29th ult., in the townland of Castleterra, about two miles distant from Ballyhaise. A poor man, named Patrick M'CABE, a native of Carrickmacross, county Monaghan, was on his way from Ballyhaise to Stradone, about five oclock, p.m., when he was attacked by two men, who knocked him down, and rifled his pockets of the sum of eighteen shillings, all the money he had in his possession. The robbers found very little difficulty in effecting their purpose, as poor M'CABE, being old and infirm, could not made the least resistance.


In Kilmore Church, on Thursday, the 4th instant, by the Rev. Stuart SMITH, A.M., Curate of Ballintemple, Mr. George Samuel DOWLING, of Bermingham, to Rebecca, eldest daughter of Mr. John GAVEN, of Ballinagh.

April 24th, at Carrigallen, county of Leitrim, by the Rev. John FISHER, Sarah, youngest daughter of the late Robert ELLIOT, Esq., of Belfast, to James BARRY, Esq., Berrymount, county Cavan.


On the 26th ult., at the residence of his brother, Mr. Phillip M'MANUS, Mullingar (whither he had gone in a state of ill health), Mr. Thomas M'MANUS, lately residing in this town.

At Tempo, on Thursday morning, Mrs. GAMBLE, relict of the late Joseph GAMBLE, Esq., M.D., aged 77.

At his residence, Garradice, county Leitrim, William Clarges PERCY, Esq., J.P., D.L., beloved and respected.


George WEBB, Executor of Charles Gordon WEBB, deceased, Plaintiff.

Stephen MAJOR, and others, Defendants

PURSUANT to the Decree bearing date of the 28th day of January 1848, made in this cause, I hereby require all persons having charges and incumbrances affecting ALL THAT AND THOSE, the Towns and Lands of Dungummin, called Mount-Pallas, and Little Mount-Pallas in the county of Cavan, also the lands of Killeen, and the Town and Lands of Lyderchy, in the county of Longford; also the Town and Lands of Doogerry, Doogerrybeg, in the county of Leitrim; being the mortgaged Lands and Premises in the pleadings mentioned; and all other Lands of which the said Stephen MAJOR was seized or possessed or pos- sessed or entitled to, or over which he had a disposing power for his own benefit, at the time of the entering up of the Judgment obtained against him by the Plaintiff and William WEBB and Thomas WEBB, or any time since, to come in before me at my chanbers on the Inn's Quay, Dublin, on or before the 15th day of June next, and proceed to prove the same, otherwise they will be precluded from the benefit of said Decree.

Dated this 1st day of May, 1848.
Robert STORY, Solicitor for Plaintiff,
47 Mountjoy-st., Rutland-square.

May 12, 1848

BELTURBET (From a Correspondent)--I regret to have to state, that a very melancholy and fatal accident occurred about two miles of this town, on Monday last. As Mr. Robert FANNIN, of Killmullen, his son and daughter and her infant child, was driving his horse and cart down the hill at Parsie schoolhouse, the horse ran away and Mr. FANNIN was violently thrown upon his head, which caused fracture of the skull. The Rev. A. M'CREIGHT, accompanied by Dr. WADE, visited the sufferer in the course of the evening; but the acknowledged superior skill of the latter could not avail, as the brain was pumping through his right ear. On next day he died, deeply regretted by his family, friends, and all who knew him.

A very excellent ram the property of Samuel SMITH Esq., of Cherrymount, was stolen from off his lands on the night of Monday last.

BOATING EXCURSION AT COOTEHILL --(From a Correspondent)-- Never before did the lakes which separate the extensive demesnes of Richd. COOTE, Esq., of Bellamont Forest, and Lord CREMORNE of Dartery, present such a charming aspect as on Tuesday last--when a party composed of persons from Cootehill and the surrounding neighbourhood, passed along their glittering surface, conveyed in five boats, which were tastefully decorated for the occasion; and having flags flying from their sterns, on which were painted well selected mottoes, such as the girls we love," and similar ones. The party had for its place of destination, the Black Island, a most romantic retreat which belongs to the above-named nobleman. The day was delightful, not a cloud passed along the the evening the whole party returned to Cootehill.


The following is a statement of the number of emigrants who have left this port from the 1st of January to the 31st of April.--

Total during the present year--3,791 passengers to United States; 1,053 passengers to St. John's, N.B.; 642 passengers to Canada. Grand total, 5,486 passengers this year.

It is satisfactory to add, that they are the healthiest batch that probably ever left an Irish port. There was not a single invalid amongst them; but in consequence of the injudicious regulations of the colonial legislatures the vast majority have gone to the United States--Cork Con.

AWFUL DESTITUTION--A melancholy instance of the awful destitution prevailing in the country occurred a few days ago in the town of Headford. Eleanor CONWAY, a poor woman who had been for some time endeavouring to eke out a wretched existence was found dead, and on an inquiry before a coroner's jury, it was declared that she was another victim to that frightful policy which has already consigned millions of her fellow-creatures to untimely graves.--Galway Mercury.

NAILING THE DOORS OF TEMPLEDERRY CHAPEL--It is being ascertained in the mountainous regions of Templederry that Father KENYON had been suspended by his bishop, Dr. KENNEDY, until he retracted his recent war speeches and revolutionary writings, the usual congregation that attends the chapel assembled at an early hour on Sunday morning last. It appears they declared if Father KENYON was suspended, they would not, from henceforward, attend mass--they would either thrown down the chapel or nail its doors, and that no other clergyman but him would satisfy them. However, after spending some time in conference, they nailed and fastened the doors, and the congregation unanimously declared they would never again enter the chapel unless Father KENYON was their pastor, and fully re-instated in his clerical position. The Rev. Mr. MAGRATH, a young clergyman, was appointed in his place, but he would not be permitted to enter the chapel or celebrate mass. Curious times in which we live!-- Nenagh Paper.

IN CHANCERY In the Matter of Pierce MORTON and his minor son, Pierce E. MORTON, Petitioners. And the act of 7 and 8 Vict., Chapter 18 ____________________________________________________________ The Rev. John ROLLESTON and another, Plaintiffs. Pierce MORTON and others. Defendants ____________________________________________________________ Same, Plaintiffs. Pierce Edward MORTON, a minor, and another, Defendants. ___________________________________________________________ PURSUANT to the order of the Lord High Chancellor, bearing date the 15th April, 1845, made under the authority of the said act, I will, on Thursday, the 15th of June next, at the hour of one o'clock in the afternoon, at my chambers on the Inn's Quay, Dublin, Set Up and Sell in lots to the highest bidder, by public cant, the Fee and Inheritance of ALL THAT and THOSE: Lot No. 1, being the Lands of Cornabest, Cornecarrow, Cornakill, and Liscannon, in the Barony of Tullygarvey and County of Cavan; also Lot No. 2, being Finternagh, in Barony of Clonkee, in said County; also Lot No. 3, being Quelleboy or Coleboy, in the Barony of Clonmahon, in said County; also Lot No. 4, being Coolkell; also Lot No. 6 being the Lands of Kilnacrott and the Mansion-house and Demesne; also Lot No. 7, being Latradronagh; also Lot No. 8, being Lehary; also, Lot No. 9, being Mullacaslen and Tonylion--all said last-mentioned Lot being the the Barony of Castle- raghan, and County of Cavan aforesaid, being part of the Messuages, Lands and Premises specified in the 4th schedule to said act annexed, or such parts as shall be sufficent in order to raise the sums in said act mentioned, remaining unpaid.

Dated this 3rd day of May, 1848. E. LITTON

May 19, 1848


The usual summer baronial meeting, for the above barony, was held in Bailieborough Courthouse this day; on the motion of the Rev. Frederick FITZPATRICK, J. P., Shercock Glebe, seconded by C. J. ADAMS, Esq., the chair was taken by the

Very Rev. Samuel ADAMS, Dean of Cashel.

The following cesspayers being the first six who answered to their names, were the associated cesspayers on the occasion:--Messrs. Richard CLARKE, Edward MAHOOD, Edward BLOOMER, Joseph O'REILLY, Thomas HALL, and Terence CLARKE.

Charles J. ADAMS, Esq., and Rev. F. FITZPATRICK, justices of the peace, sat upon the bench.

The Rev. C. O. BERESFORD was present during the proceedings, and also Benjamin ARMSTRONG, Esq., solicitor.

An application for payment on contracts, &c., were first proceeded with.

The application which were allowed by the court amount in the aggregate to about £260.

An application for repairing a bridge on the road from Shercock to Bailieborough, which, it was stated in court, was thrown down by some party unknown a few nights ago was allowed.

An application for completing 120 perches of new road from Bailieborough to Kells at the rere of the markethouse, in Bailborough, commenced uponder the act 9....The questions passed, after considerable discussion. The question having gone to the vote, the court divided as follows:

For the application--Rev. F. FITZPATRICK, Richard CLARKE, Joseph O'REILLY, Edward MAHOOD, Thomas HALL.

Against the application--Chairman, C. T. ADAMS, Terence CLARKE, Edward BLOOMER.

The application having in its favour a majority of one, was accordingly carried......

On the subject of an application for completing a new line of road, between Mr. Peter SMITH's new house, in Tullabrick, and the new line of road leading from Carrickmacross to Bailieborough, commenced under the Act 9 and 10,,,, and left unfinished.

The chairman observed that it was unquestionably a necessary line of road. Several of the cesspayers objected to the application, on the ground of keeping down taxation.

Mr. WARD, of Kilcrossduff, in support of it, urged a locality which had been hitherto completely locked up. He held in his hand a list, which he exhibited in court, of the names of a large number of cess- payers, who, for want of road accommodtion, never could convey a full sack of oats to market from their own houses (although obliged to pay county cess for the making and repairing of roads elsewhere), and he hoped that the court having already passed a road commenced under the same act, between Bailieborough and Kells, where there was already a good and passable road, they would not hesitate to grant the present application.

The Chairman observed that the remark was very appropriate, and that having passed the one they should allow the other.

On the sense of the court being taken on the question, the application was suspended for present.

Some other business of an ordinary nature was subsequently gone through, not, however, involving anything of public importance.

The meeting then adjourned.


A most alarming and destructive fire took place at the Ballyhaise Mills on Monday morning last, by the accidental igniting of the machinery of the corn mill. The mill, machinery, a large quantity of oats and oatmeal, were totally destroyed; and were it not for the extraordinary exertions of the military and police, the flour mills, with their valuable stock would have also been consumed. We are happy to inform our readers that the respected and enterprising proprietor, Francis ADAMS, Esq., is fully insured to the amount of the loss sustained.

On the commencement of the fire, a man was dispatched to Cavan, mounted on a fleet horse, for the aid of the military and the ordnance fire engine; when the commanding officer, Major FENWICK, of the 13th Light Infantry, with the greatest promptitude, immediately ordered out a detachment of the Peel, and the fire engine accompanied by Mr. BURNS, Barrack Sergeant. There were post horses mounted on cars. On arriving at the scene of conflagration, nothing could exceed the exertions of the military and police in arresting the progress of the flames, and the officers commanding the military exerted them- selves in a most extraordinary manner.

Captain BATTERSBY, County Inspector, and Lieut. LOCK, of the Constabulary, were promptly in attendance on the first intimation of the fire, and used every exertion to prevent the fire from spreading. The conduct of Constable MORRISON and his party (stationed at Ballyhaise) was beyond praise. MORRISON's life was several times placed in the greatest peril by his extraordinary exertions; and the conduct of the inhabitants in the vicinty was most praisworthy on the occasion.

REMOVAL OF EDWARD HILL, ESQ., OFFICER OF EXCISE--We are requested by a correspondent to state that the inhabitants of Cootehill and its vicinity feel deep regret at the removal of Mr. HILL from that town to Athboy, in the county of Meath, of which district he is now placed in charge. The gentlemanly manner in which he dischrged the irksome and sometimes unpopular duties of his office procured for him the warm esteem and regard of every class in Cootehill.

A new journal, called the Weekly Messenger, has been established in Roscommon.

On this day (Thursday) the Very Rev. Archdeacon BRADY, P.P., Kilmore, entertained a large party in Lismore Ville, in his usually hospitable style. Among the guests were--the Right Rev. Dr. BROWNE, Rev. J. O'REILLY, President Kilmore Academy, Doctor and Miss M'DONALD, Cavan, Mr. and Mrs. LEONARD, Crossdony, Mr. and Mrs. LEE, Ballinaugh, &c. The party separated at a late hour, highly delighted with the hilarity of the evening and the happy and accomplished manners of their reverend host.

May 26, 1848


The great number of non-resident Irish proprietors is one of the worst grievances of Ireland. This, like many other of the calamities which afflict that country, had its origin in the spirit of confiscation, which the British government for a long period encouraged and gratified without measure. The grantees of confiscated lands were English- men of rank, or such as by these confiscations attained to sudden importance. Having got all that was to be obtained, they left the scene of their exploits and good fortune, to enjoy their new wealth and unroll the emblazoned scroll of their newly-acquired honors in the eye of the court. This was natural. Ireland, too, was no comfortable residence; full of heats, animosities, and distractions; it had little to recommend it as a place of abode. And it was a scene presenting no pleasant recollections to those who lost, or, perhaps, to those who won, in the sharp game which had been played for power and property.

The Great Irish proprietors, therefore, very generally transferred the management of their estates in Ireland to agents, and their residence to Great Britain. They felt no duty of residence towards a country to which they were strangers, and a people who were enemies. They were but just come out of a deadly contest with those who were now to be their tenants and dependants. The smaller proprietors, however, were compelled to reside in Ireland by the narrowness of their circumstances, and some few of the greater land-holders, deeply engaged in Irish politics, continued to reside down to the union.....

There is no people that will afford a richer harvest than the Irish, or with less of labour or expense to the cultivator of the heart. We would call the landlords of Ireland to this neglected field; not that they may sow a vain and gaudy popularity in the passions of the multitude, but that they might so cultivate as to reap a valuable crop in the affections will surely reap in love. We do not advise any needless sacrifice of property; we doubt whether it would secure the people. We are sure that care and kindness, and attention, are infinitely more useful and more prized than any thoughtless indulgence of another sort. A considerate superintendence of the concerns of the poor, and of their children, will suffice, if steadily persevered in, to win their best affections.--O'Driscoll's Views of Ireland in 1823.

A blind man, named John JOHNSTONE, of Crowe, county Monaghan, lost his life, on Saturday se'nnight(sic), by accidentally falling into the Ulster Canal.

On Wednesday week, a horse belonging to Col. PRATT was killed by lightning while ploughing near Kingscourt.

A reward of £30 has been offered for the apprehension of VOGAN, who was charged with the murder of which we gave full particulars a few week's ago.--We have just heard, when going to press, that the unfortunate man has surrendered himself to the authorities.

DEATH OF REYNOLDS YOUNG, ESQ.--Mr. Reynolds YOUNG departed this life on Tuesday last, the 23rd inst., at Ford-lodge--a beautiful villa adjoining this town, in which he had resided for the last ten years. He was nephew of the celebrated John NUGENT REYNOLD, author of "The Exile of Erin;" but, unlike his friend, the poet, he seldom enjoyed the pleasures of socal intercorse. Although possessed of immense wealth, part of which he inherited, and the rest he acquired by a close attention to his profession as an attorney, he lived in great retirement, and observed the strictest economy. In order to save the expense of legacy duty, he transferred his property and bestowed his money in the funds to his friends, without making a will, some time previous to his death. His remains were conveyed last night from Cavan to Mount Jerome, Harold's Cross, for interment.

The funeral of the Rev. Mr. SPAIN, P.P., of Birr, who died of fever, was attended by six Protestant clergymen, including the Rev. Mr. M'CAUSLAND, Rector of Birr, and his brother.


In Cavan, on Tuesday, the 23rd instant, Mrs. James PARKER, of a daughter.

In Belturbet, Mrs. Thomas PALMER, of a son.

May 15 at, Fort Johnston, county Monaghan, the lady of J. P. TRAVERS, Esq., 31st regiment, of a daughter.

May 20, in Stephen's-green, the wife of Major Corbet COTTON, of a son.

May 20, at Clontarf the wife of Robert DISNEY, Esq., of a daughter.


May 11, in the Presbyterian Church, Whiteabbey, by the Rev. Dr. COOKE, James TORRENS, Belfast and Woodbank, county of Antrim, Esq., Solicitor, to Sarah, elder daughter of Samuel GELSTON, Belfast, and Rustulla, same county, Esq.

May 15, in Sligo, Maurice CONROY, Esq., to Winfred Mary, daughter of the late John GILGAN, Esq., of Sligo.

May 17, at Kinights-bridge, Edmund LAW, Esq., Barrister, to Frederica, daughter of the Hon. Charles E. Law, Recorder.


May 21, at Killeshandra, in the forty-fourth year of his age, after a long and painful illness, which he bore with Christain fortitude, James Alexander FINLAY, Esq., M.D. The funeral took place on Wednesday. It was attended by a multitude, the inhabitants of the town and for miles round, who testified deep grief at the loss sustained by the community. There were upwards of fifty carriages and cars present. Dr. FINLAY was universally loved and respected, for his kind qualities of head and heart, particularly by the poor, to whom he was ever a sincere friend. When the coffin was taken out the people would not permit it to be put in the hearse until they arrived at Croghan, a distance of a mile or better, and then parted with it only at the solicitation of the immediate friends of deceased. When the melancholy cortege arrived within a mile-and-a- half of Kildallen, the place of interment, the people could not be prevented from taking the horses from the hearse and drawing it the remainder of the way. When arrived at the churchyard, the body was taken out and consigned to its native earth, amid the unaffected grief of the hundreds assembled.

In Cavan, on the 21st instant, Phillip, eldest son of Mr. James SMITH, auctioneer.

May 14, at Black Lion, county Cavan, Wm., son of Mr. Wm. BUCHANAN.

May 11, at Clonahard, Charlotte, relict of Lewis H. MORTON, Esq., of Bogwood, county Roscommon.

May 15, at Weymouth, Peter WOLFE, Esq., of Blackhall, county Kildare.

At Beaumount, county of Meath of fever, Joseph M'CANN, Esq.

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