The Anglo-Celt, Cavan, county Cavan
October 6 1848


On Monday evening the town of Belturbet was brilliantly and tastefully illuminated, as a mark of public respect for the enterprise of Messrs. Alexander Dickson and Co., and in consequence of their recommencing distillation after a cessation of six years.

REMOVAL OF EDWARD MURPHY, ESQ., VICE-GUARDIAN--This gentleman has been transferred by the Commissioners from Granard union to the Castlerea union, for the benefit of which he is to discharge his official duties in future. The ratepayers of Granard will be sorry to hear of this change--for a more economic and useful public officer, or a more amiable gentleman in private life, than Mr. MURPHY, could not be found. His loss will be seriously felt by all classes, particularly by the poorer ratepayers, whose condition it was always his object to better, by keeping down the rates to the minimum point. The men of Castlerea have good reason to congratualte themselves on the favour which hs been shown them by the appointment of Mr. MURPHY to manage the affairs of their union. He has been replaced in Granard by Mr. TREVELYIAN.

RESTITUTION--We are authorised to state that the Rev. P. BRADY, the respected, pious, and exemplary pastor of Knockbride, diocese of Kilmore, has recently restored to Mr. Garret LEDBETTER, of Riverview Mills, Cootehill, a sum of money in lieu of certain property of which he had been deprived by a quondum servant of his many years ago; on receiving which, Mr. LEDBETTER intimated to the reverend gentleman, that in future he would not retain any Roman Catholics in his employ- ment who would not regularly attend their religious duties, particularly at the confessional, although he is himself a Protestant.


We publish in our first page a report of the proceedings which took place on Monday at the investigation at Kilnaleck. On Wednesday, Captain HOTHAM resumed the inquiry, and the following is a summary of the cases which were heard:

James PLUNKET, of Leharry, received relief from January 4, 1848, able-bodied weaver, cost the electoral division 17s. 8d, relief illegal.

Thos. M'KERNAN, of Leharry, a young able-bodied man, lives in the house with his brother, who holds four acres of ground, received relief from February 26, 1848, at a cost of 15s, 4d., relief illegal.

Mathew SMITH, of Leharry, lives with his uncle, a farmer, who has no family of his own, received relief from February 26, 1848, at a cost of 5s. 6d., case not proven.

Mary SMITH, of Leharry, a native of Oldcastle union, received relief from Dec. 26, 1847, at a cost of £1 12s. 6d., a strolling beggar, relief illegal, should be charged to the union at large.

Thomas CONNORS, of Cullow, an able-bodied weaver, received relief from Jan. 10 , 1848, at a cost of 2l, 1s., relief illegal.

Betty REILLY, of Cullow, has two sons able-bodied and able to support her, who should be sued for her cost of relief, case not proven.

Thos. MULLEN, of Latnadronagh, shoemaker in constant employment and able-bodied, received relief from January 11, 1848, at a cost of 1l, 7s. 9d., relief illegal.

James CONNELL, of Cullow, carpenter in constant employment, able- bodied and receives 4l. as clerk of the chapel, received relief from April 7, at a cost of 12s. 7d., case proved.

Simon FIELDS, servant to Samuel HEISLIP, received relief from February 12th, at a cost of 7s. 3 d, case proved.

James STEPHENS, shoemaker in constant employment, and able to support his family, received relief from December 15, 1847, at a cost of 1l. 9s. 3d., case proved.

Phill LYNCH, able-bodied weaver, constantly employed, received relief from January 11, 1848, at a cost of 3l 18s. 9d., case proved.

Pat M'EENTEE, of Carrackacrew, an able-bodied man in constant employment and has received money frequently from america, on relief from December 28, 1847, at a cost of 2l/. 11s. 6d., case proved.

Catherine M.ENTEE, daughter to the last person, 20 years of age, fraudulently represented as silly, on relief from December 28, 1847, cost 18s. 4d., case proved.

Charles SMITH, represented to be dropsical, an able-bodied labourer in constant employment, on the relief since May 20, at a cost of 9s. 6d., ditto.

James OBOY, shoemaker in constant employment, on relief since May 20, at a cost of 9s. 6d., ditto.

Laurence LYNCH, a blacksmith in constant work, has sons able-bodied men, living with and working for him, received relief from December 28, 1847, at a cost of 2l. 10s. 3d., case proved.

Mary BERRY, of Kiffagh, was ordered to workhouse, where she applied for relief, her sons in the employment of Mr. HANNA, earning wages, able-bodied and living with Samuel FAULKNER, who gave her food, received relief at a cost of 11s. 4d., cased proved.

George BOWLES, got relief from May 22, at a cost of 13s. 5d. while in Fever Hospital at Ballymachugh and supported there, ditto.

Hugh REILLY, Drumcassidy, able-bodied workman, in constant employ- ment with Mr. Pat BRADY, received relief from December 28, 1847, at a cost of 2l . 13s. 7d., case proved.

Thomas COYLE, shoemaker, able-bodied, in constant employment, received relief from May 20, at a cost of 11s. 10d., ditto.

Edward SKELLY, of Gradam, able-bodied in employment, has a crop of grain, received relief from May 1st, at a cost of 1l. 9s. 7d., relief illegal.

John FINNEGAN, able-bodied weaver in employment, received relief from January at a cost of 2l. 1s. 3d., ditto.

James SMITH, Kilnaleck, tailor, able to earn his support, received relief from Feb. 28, at a cost of 1l. 2s. 9d., ditto.

John BUCHANNON, able-bodied labourer in constant employment, relieved from Jan. 4, at a cost of 2l. 19s., 4d., ditto. When this last case, the sixty-fifth on the list had been disposed of, Mr. SMITH, addressing Captain HOTHAM, said, being then five o'clock, he would waive the remaining sixty cases, if Captain HOTHAM would enter upon the complaints regarding "provisional relief," as constant employment, &c., being placed upon the relief lists," had been fully established....


Sept. 30, the Lady Agnetta BEVAN, of a son. Oct. 3, at Baytown Park, county Meath, the lady of Thomas MATHEWS, Esq., of a son. Sept. 30, at Kildallen Cottage, in the county of Cavan, the lady of the Rev. Walter IRVINE, of a daughter.


Sept. 27, at Dunsford Church, by the Rev. Robert C. GREER, brother to the bride, the Rev. James SILCOCK, Kilmood, to Ellen, eldest daughter of James GREER, Esq., Corbally.

Sept. 26, in the Presbyterian Church, Ballylinney, by the Rev. Isaac ADAMS, James STEWARD, to Sarah, second daughter of Mr. John M'ILROY, Ballygallough.

On yesterday evening at the residence of her brother, Celt-Cottage, Cavan, by the Rev. Thomas O'REILLY, Sarah, only surviving daughter of the late Mr. Bernard RAFFERTY, to Mr. James M'KEEGAN of Belturbet.


On Monday morning, the 2nd instant, at her father's residence, Main- street, Cavan, of pulmonary consumption, Miss Mary REILLY, aged 19 years. "Meek and gentle, lovely and beloved, she has been taken, by an All-wise God, from the evil to come." Her remains were followed on Wednesday by a large and highly respectable funeral to the family burial-ground, Killoughter, where they were interred.

Sept. 30, at his house in Upper Seymour-street, Portman-sq., London, Lieutenant-General the Hon. George MURRAY, in his 69th year.

COUNTY OF CAVAN - DIVISION OF COOTEHILL A LIST of Applications received by the Clerk of the Peace from persons seeking Excise License, for Sale of Beer, Spirits, &c., by Retail, within said County, to be heard and inquired into at Cootehill, on Wednesday, the 11th day of October next, immediately after the Grand Jury is sworn:--

No. Name Residence
1 DEAN, George Tullylurkin
2 DOLAN, Jane Cootehill
3 FLOOD, Patrick Bailieborough
4 HEALY, Francis R. Kingscourt
5 M'CABE, George Cootehill
6 M'MAHON, Patrick Same
7 MURPHY, Peter Same
8 O'BRIEN, Joseph Kingscourt
9 ROGERS, John Shercock
10 REILLY, Bridget Cootehill
11 TURNER, Samuel John Kingscourt
12 TRAYNOR, Edward Cootehill
13 WOOLLEY, John Kingscourt


O'HARA, Thomas, of Seafin--Lands in Townland of Seafin-- Barony of Clonkee--£10. GUSTAVUS TUITE DALTON Clerk of the Peace, county Cavan Cavan, September 21, 1848

DIVISION OF CAVAN APPLICATIONS received by the Clerk of the Peace from persons seeking Excise License, for Sale of Beer, Spirits, &c., by Retail, within said County, to be heard and inquired into at Cavan, on Wednesday the 18th day of October next, immediately after the Grand Jury is sworn:--

No. Name Residence
1 BRADY, John Tierquin
2 BRADY, Patrick Cavan
3 BANNON, Ellen Same
4 FARRELLY, Hugh Arva
5 FARRELL, James Ballyjamesduff
6 GANNON, Darby Corrador
7 KELLY, John Miltown
8 KINGSLEY, John Arva
10 OWENS, Roger Cavan
11 REILLY, James Belturbet
12 REILLY, John Butlersbridge
13 REILLY, James, jun. Cavan
14 REILLY, Anne Ballinagh
15 REILLY, Thomas Ballijamesduff
16 REILLY, James Belturbet
17 SHERIDAN, Thomas Kilcogey
18 SOMERVILLE, James Cavan
19 SHERIDAN, Bernard Same
20 SMITH, Phill Same


NIXON, George, Esq., Surgeon of Ballyjamesduff--Freeholder-- Lands in Townland of Killafinia--Barony of Castleraghan--£10. GUSTAVUS TUITE DALTON, Clerk of the Peace, county Cavan Cavan, September 20, 1848

BALLYCONNELL DIVISION APPLICATIONS received by the Clerk of the Peace from persons seeking Excise License, for Sale of Beer, Spirits, &c., by Retail within said County, to be heard and enquired into at Ballyconnell, on Tuesday, the 24th of October, inst., immediately after the Grand July is sworn:--

No. Name Residence
1 DALY, Patrick Blacklion
2 FITZPATRICK, Catherine Ennismore
3 GIBNEY, Patrick Killishandra
4 MAGUIRE, Thomas Baran
5 MAGOURTY, Darby Corraquigley
6 MILLER, Mathew Dowra
7 REILLY, Patrick Ballyconnell
8 REILLY, John Ballyconnell


CLIFFORD, Robert, Esq., of Carn--Lands in Townlands of Carn and Kilnacross--Barony of Tullyhunco--£50. GUSTAVUS TUITE DALTON, Clerk of the Peace, county Cavan Cavan, 4th October, 1848

October 13, 1848


Lord Erne has provided two agriculturists for his Fermanagh estate, who are to give instructions gratuitously to his tenantry; and those of them who bring certificates that they have followed the directions he proposed, will be allowed a 5 percent off the amount of their rent. His lordship has accepted £600 of the governmental loan for drainage purposes -- Armagh Guardian

(From our own Correspondent)
Cootehill, October 11, 1848

The Quarter Sessions commenced here on the 11th inst. Our excellent Assistant-Barristr, P.M. MUJRPHY, Esq., Q.C., was in his usual health and spirits, and seemed nothing daunted at the formidable array of criminal business before him, though there were more than a hundred and thirty numbers on the crown book. Most of the felony cases were of a trifling nature, serving rather to shew the poverty than the depravity of the prisoners in the dock.

The numerous parties against whom Mr. HASSARD, of Bailieborough, swore informations for a riot and assault (of which particulars appeared in a late number of the ANGLO-CELT) had a cross case against the prosecutor, Mr. M'GAURAN appeared for Mr. HASSARD and Mr. James ARMSTRONG for the MALLENS and those who acted with them. After the Assistant-Barrister allowed all the parties to traverse in prox,

Mr. HASSARD rose and asked permission to speak a few words?
Mr. HASSARD--Your worship, I have not the least objection to these people, though their conduct has been most outrageous traversing in prox; but I should like to put your worship in possession of the facts of the case.
Barrister--Not now, Mr. HASSARD; when the case comes regularly before me, I shall be prepared to hear what you have got to say.

(Discussion regarding an affidavit)

After some more conversation, it was finally settled by the court that parties should be bound over to keep the peace, and that the case should be tried at the next Bailieborough Sessions.

Cootehill, October 12.

GRAND JURY--Edward COONEY, Foreman; Thomas FITZGERALD, Edward BROWN, Thomas FAY, John SHERA, John CAMPELL(sic), Philip SMITH, William WORTHY, William STINSON, Thomas MARSDEN, Thomas HALL, Richard BROWN, John ADAMS, Samuel M'FADDIN, Edward M'COLLUM.

ENTRIES--Civil Bills, 787; Ejectments, 97; Replevins, 3; Legacies, 1; Appeals to Convictions, 2.


Patrick FINEGAN, larceny from Cootehill workhouse--one week's imprisonment.
Edward GREEN, like offence--24 hours' imprisonment.
Anne DUFFY, Larceny--seven years' transportation.
Mary FOY, Susan BRADY, Rose M'CAFFRY, larceny of fowl, 2 months' hard labour each.
John CROSSIN, Margaret CROSSIN, and Patrick MULLEN, larceny of fowl--one month each.
David COCHRANE, pig stealing--six months' hard labour.
Phillip FOY, having unregistered arms in his possession-- 24 hours' imprisonment.
Thomas HEERY, larceny--six months' hard labour, solitary confinement first and last week.
Alexander M'CUTCHEN, larceny from Cootehill workhouse-- one months' imprisonment.
Isiah DUFF, like offence--one week.
Anne LYNCH and Patrick LYNCH, larceny.
Thomas M'DONALD, rescue and assault--one fortnight's hard labour.
Thomas GIBNEY, larceny--one fortnight hard labour.
James FARRELY and James CONNELL, riot and rescue--each two months' hard labour.
Wm. FORD and Bridget REIHALL, for stolen goods--24 hours' each.
John FOX, larceny of turf--one week's imprisonment.
Elenor COONEY, larceny of potatoes--one week's imprisonment.
George MURRAY and James CLARKE, assault--one fortnight each.
Michael MALONE, larceny--one fortnight.


In the Matter of William JONES, an Insolvent.

The Schedule Creditors of the Insolvent are required to meet the Assignee, Mr. James PARKER, at Mr. James MAGAURAN's Hotel, Main street, in the Town of Cavan, on Monday, the 6th Day of NOVEMBER, 1848, at the hour of 12 o'clock, at Noon, for the purpose of fixing the manner, time, and place for the Sale by Public Auction of the Property returned by the Insolvent in his Schedule.
Dated this 9th day of October 1848.
William MAGRATH, Attorney for the Assignee
44, Lewis-street, Dublin

October 20, 1848


We congratulate the townspeople of Cavan on the decision given by the Assistant-Barrister, P. M. MURPHY, Esq., in the cases of ejectment brought forward by Mr. James ARMSTRONG against the owners and occupiers of Mudwall-row. That sink of iniquity, filth, and disease has long been the curse of the town. Its denizens were adepts in almost every crime known to human nature, perpetrating robberies and other atrocities with impunity. By the decision of Mr. MURPHY, sixty of those wretched tenements will be cleared of their human vermin and levelled with the ground. Nothing, we are sure, can give greater satisfaction to the inhabitants of Cavan and the surrounding country.

FIRE IN STRADONE--On Wednesday morning a fire broke out on the premises of Mr. Henry CULLEN, of Stradone, whereby one house was totally consumed; and were it not that the townspeople and the police afforded prompt and efficient assistance, the greater part of the town would have been probably destroyed. The praiseworthy conduct of the constabulatary on this occasion is well worthy the consideration of the police authorities.

FIRE IN COOTEHILL--On Monday morning, about ten o'clock, a fire broke out almost instantaneously from one of the bakehouse ovens belonging to Thos. FITZGERALD, Esq., of Cootehill. The fire, it is supposed, escaped through some crevice with which the bakers were unacquainted, and igniting some thatched stabling and offices, spread the most rapid destruction over them. In half an hour from the outbreak, four office-houses were completely ruined, notwithstanding that the most prompt measures were at once resorted to in order to extinguish the flames. The Quarter Sessions Court was sitting at the time, but as soon as the news reached the Courthouse, the humane and much- respected Barrister, P. M. MURPHY, Esq., adjourned the business of the sessions, and ordered all hands forthwith to repair to the scene of destruction. The police, encouraged by the presence and spirit of their officer, T. L. FORTESCUE, Esq., were most eager to discharge their arduous duties, and laboured with great activity for two hours and a half-- The fire communicated with hay and stray stacks in yards adjoining that of Mr. FITZGERALD's belonging to Mrs. PARKS and Hiugh MARTIN, and for a time appeared to bid defiance to the united efforts of all. It was at length abated, not, however, without some of the police having received some serious injuries--The Barrister was so much pleased the the account of their conduct, that he intends having a testimonial forwarded through Colonel M'GREGOR for their exertions on the occasion.

R. MAJOR HASSARD, Esq.--We have read the letters of this gentleman, and we do not see anything in them worthy of transferring to our columns....

(From a Correspondent)

An inquest was held on the body of Terence BRADY, a respectable shopkeeper in this town, before Doctor Macfadin, coroner, on Friday, the 13th inst.

The deceased's servant maid, on being examined, stated that of late she observed her master's manners to be simple, silent, and melancholy. On the night previous to his decease he eat(sic) his supper and retired to his bedroom as usual; never saw him alive afterwards; early next morning found some person (she believes her master) going out on the front door; shortly after this she was awakened by her mistress, asking where deceased had gone; her mistress then awoke the servant man, and sent him in search of deceased.

Thomas DOWD sworn, deposed that early on the morning of Thursday, the 12th inst., he was awakened by his mistress, who desired him to go in search of his master. After searching various places, he at length found him in Kilmore river, in about 2½ feet of water, with his usual dress on him, save his hat, which was on the edge of the bank, and was the first object he observed; had Philip SMITH assisting him to take deceased out of the river; deceased had a cord round his neck and fastened to a stone of about 14 lbs. weight, with a space of 3 or 4 inches between his neck and the stone; found him lying on his face; believes, on his oath, that deceased came by his death of himself.

The wife of deceased also believes that her husband came by his death of his own accord.

John REILLY, brother-in-law of deceased, sworn, deposed that he believes deceased to be out of his mind, from frequent violent expressions which he made use of the night previous to his decease, in reference to many embarrassments that were coming on him.

George NIXON, Esq., M.D., stated that no marks of violence were evident on deceased, save a livid mark made before the vital spark was extinct, which appeared to have been made by a cord placed round the neck; he had known deceased for 20 years, and had observed the greatest difference in his mind and manner for the last six months.

The jury were unanimous in returning the following Verdict:-- "Deceased came by his death by Suffocation and Drowning, inflicted by his own hand."


Oct. 17, at Ballyward Lodge, co. Down, the lady of the Rev. James A. BEERS, of a daughter.

Oct. 15, at Vargemont, near Dublin, the lady of Major WILSON, Royal Artillery, of a son. Oct. 11, the Countess of Arran of a daughter.


Oct. 10, at Templetown Church, H.T. BIGGS, Esq. Licentiate of the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland, to Catalina, eldest daughter of the late Francisco de JOEY, of Clifton.

Oct. 16, at Dunmore Church, R. Wilcocks CLARKE, Esq., S. I., to Marianne Josephine, eldest daughter of Henry O'LOUGHLIN, Esq., of Dunmore, co Galway.


Oct. 15, at New Grove House, Hugh O'REILLY, Esq., aged 74, for many years a magistrate for the county of Meath.

Oct. 16, at his residence, Johnstown Kennedy, Rathcoole, co. Dublin, Sir John KENNEDY, Bart., aged 63.

Oct. 10, at Cockairnie, Fifeshire, Lieut.-Colonel Sir Robert MOUBRAY, K. H., in the 74th year of his age.

On this morning, of small pock, in Bridge-street, Cavan, Patrick, youngest son of Mr. Charles MAGUIRE, pawnbroker.


The Sessions commenced on Wednesday, the 18th October, inst., before P. M. MURPHY, Esq., Q.C., Assistant-Barrister.

Justices present--The Right Honorable Lord Farnham, K.P., Honorable II. C. BUTLER, Abraham BRUSH, Esq., John E. VERNON, Esq., Joseph LYNCH, Esq., J. B. GRAVES, Esq., R.M., John WILCOCKS, Esq., R.M., Henry Theophillus KILBEE, Esq., R. NUGENT, Esq., Andrew NIXON, Esq., Robert ERSKINE, Esq., James BAILIE, Esq., and John BAKER, Esq.

Grand July sworn--William SMITH, Foreman, Wm. Moore BLACK, Henry HUMPHRYS, Robert FITZGERALD, Henry MAXWELL, William S. MONYPENY, Eugene M'MANUS, William FARIS, John Alexander FARIS, William CARMICHAEL, John CLEMENGER, James REILLY, Francis M'CABE, Thomas HARTLY, John MOORE, Francis CLINTON, Arnold PORTER, John MORROW, and Hugh PORTER, Esqrs.

Entries--Civil Bills, 730; ejectments, 62; replevins, 11; appeals to convictions, 6. One notice for registry--granted.

Twenty applications for spirit licenses--only ten granted.


Winifred STEPHENS and Anne M'ENROE--stealing seven hens, the property of Anne REILLY.
Jane MOORE--having a linen sheet in her possession which was stolen from Ellen HIGGINS.
Patrick TIERNAY--larceny of clothes from Cavan work-house.
Rose FITZPATRICK--stealing a duck from John FORSYTHE.
Catherine CONNOLLY--having a stolen petticoat, the property of Honora LITTLE.
Peter FOY--Stealing six geese from John REILLY.
Hugh M'CULLUM--stealing a blanket from Cavan gaol.
Bernard MAGUIRE--stealing apples from Edward REA.
Philip REILLY--larceny of clothes from Cavan work-house.
Bridget GLYNN--larceny from the person of Mary SAUNDERSON.
Bernard SHERIDAN--larceny from workhouse.
Michael GRADY--larceny of a shirt from John DOWNEY.
Mary M'NALLY--larceny of clothes from the workhouse.
Margaret M'MANUS--larceny of shoes from John FARIS.
Returned to Ballyconnell.
Margaret GAMBLE--stealing a pair of shoes from Michael SHORT. John BRIDE--rescuing himself when arrested on a decree.
Patrick O'NEIL--embezelling bags from F. M'CABE.
Patrick MURRAY--larceny of a hammer from Francis CREED.
Elizabeth ARMSTRONG--having stolen goods in her possession, the property of Patrick RAHIL.
Jane BAKER--having a handkechief in her possession that was stolen from _____ M'HUGH.
Mary MAGUIRE and Catherine MAGUIRE--larceny of six shillings from the person of Mary COYLE.
Anne GILCREESTE--taking from the person of Mary MORTON, a purse containing six shillings and three pence.
Bryan SMITH--stealing a cow, the property of Daniel LYNCH.
Patrick FARRELLY, Mary FARRELLY, and Philip BRADY-- Violent assault, and attempting to stab Philip LEDDY when endeavouring to remove furniture seized for rent.
Bessy REILLY--larceny from the workhouse.
Anne GAYNOR and Mary CUMMINS--stealing turf, the property of Thomas BOYD.
Rose BANNON--having in her possession a frock that was stolen from Mary BAXTER.
Laurence LYNCH--robbing Mary BOYLE of two pounds sterling.
Francis KEATING--stealing a cow from Terence M'CABE.
Thomas FITZPATRICK--larceny from Cavan Workhouse.
Henry COYLE--assault and committing a rape on Maria BRADY.
James QUINN and Edward MAGUIRE--stealing a firkin of butter from Arthur ELLIS.
William GARVEY, Robert GARVEY, and Thomas GARVEY--stealing a quantity of oats, the property of Adam FARIS.
John REILLY--having stolen oats in his possession.
John FARRELLY--larceny of clothes from workhouse.
Rose O'NEIL--rescuing goods seized for poor-rate.
Bernard REILLY--stealing two cows from James M'AULEY.
Stephen MATHEWS--larceny of seven shillings from their person of Farrel TOHER.
Patrick LYNCH--stealing weights from John KANE.
Catherine M'MANUS--stealing ticken from John KANE.
Peter HARPUR--Deserting from the Cavan workhouse.
John REILLY--having a stolen horse in his possession.
Ellen M'CULLION--Deserting from Cavan workhouse.
John MANAHON--stealing turf from James HUNTER.
Anne FENNER--deserting from the workhouse.
Anne WILSON--stealing turf, the property of John FYFE.
Andrew FOSTER--deserting from the workhouse.
Thomas CONNOLLY and Felix McCORMICK--waylaying and assaulting Robert HAGUE.
Catherine ARMSTRONG--deserting from workhouse.
Thomas FITZPATRICK and Patrick MAGUIRE--burglary and robbing Andrew BRADY of five pounds.
Patrick DONOHOE--larceny in the shop of Jane O'REILLY.
Margaret REANY--deserting from the workhouse.


Mr. James ARMSTRONG, at the sitting of the court on Wednesday, moved on behalf of the respondents, grounded on the affidavits of Mr. William FORSYTHE and Mr. BROPHY, that this case should be postponed until the next sessions of Cavan, to be held in December.

Mr. ERSKINE, with whom was Mr. SWANZY, Mr. COCHRANE, and Mr. John ARMSTRONG, resisted the application, grounded upon the affidavits of the appellant and Thomas CASSIDY.

The court, after considerable discussion between the legal gentlemen on both sides, refused the application of the respondents, and directed the following jury to be sworn in the case:--

William CARMICHAEL, John BEATTY, John A. FARIS, Thomas BLIGH, James BERRY, Charles MURPHY, Wm. WARREN, Alex. BERRY, Henry HUMPHRYS, Esqrs.

After the swearing of the jury, the court directed that six of the above- named gentlemen should, on Friday (this day) proceed to Baker's bridge at 11 o'clock, to view the damage, where Mr. FORSYTHE would attend on behalf of the respondents, and Mr. James M'KEEGAN, of Belturbet, for the appellant.

It was then arranged by the professional gentlemen engaged, with the approbation of the court, that the case should be proceeded with on Monday next, at ten o'clock, when the jury will be in attendance.

Ejectment cases were tried on Thursday, and civil bills commenced at 9 o'clock Friday morning.

Robert HUTTON, Esq., v. Luke O'REILLY and 60 others. Ejectment for non-payment for recovery of possession of premises in Humphrey's-park, near the town of Cavan, commonly called Mud-wall- row. Mr. James ARMSTRONG attorney for the plaintiff; Mr. ERSKINE and Mr. Magauran for defendants--Decree to possession.


Michael REILLY, jun.--12 months' hard labour.
John MURPHY, Edward MURPHY, James MURPHY, and Thomas REILLY--6 months' hard labour each.
Patrick CONLAN--two months' hard labour.
Michael REILLY, sen.--one month's hard labour.
All convicted of a riot and assault on Hugh SMITH.
Philip M'CONNELL--24 hour's imprisonment--rescue and assault on Peter M'DONALD, poor rate collector.
Thomas BENNETT, Joseph BENNETT, and Richard BENNET-- each 1 month's hard labour and 40s. fine to Catherine LEE, prosecutrix, and in default of payment, each 2 months longer.
All convicted of riot and assault on Catherine, John and Thomas LEE; also forcible possession.
James TEEVAN--24 hours's imprisonment--assault of Hugh REILLY, and rescue of oats seized for rent and arrears.
Bernard SHERIDAN--larceny from Cavan workhouse--3 months' hard labour from committal.
Humphrey PARKER--like offence--like rule.
Philip REILLY--like offence--like rule.
Peter HARPUR--like offence-- like rule.
Patrick TIERNEY--like offence--6 months' ditto.
Philip REILLY--like offence-3 months' ditto.
John FARRELLY--like offence--like rule.
Thomas FITZPATRICK--like offence--like rule.
Elenor M'CULLAGH--Same.
Elizabeth REILLY--Same.
Thomas BRADY--Same.
Margaret REANY--Same.
Catherine ARMSTRONG--Same.
Andrew FOSTER--Same.
Anne FENNER--Same.
Hugh M'CULLUM--Same.
Bridget GLYNNE--larceny from the person of Mary SAUNDERSON-- two months hard labour.
Michael GRADY--larceny of goods, the property of Mr. John DOWNEY--two months' hard labour.
James QUINN and Edward MAGUIRE--larceny of butter, the property of Mr. ELLIS--each seven years' transportation.
Hugh KEIRNAN--assault on George BIGGER--three months' imprisonment.
Catherine CONNELLY--larceny of goods, the property of Honora LITTLE--one week's imprisonment.
Francis KEATING--larceny of a cow, the property of Terence M'CABE-- six months' hard labour.
Jane Anne BAKER--larceny of wearing apparel, the property of Wm. M'VEA--two months' hard labour
Winnifred STEPHENS and Anne M'ENROE--larceny of fowl, the property of Mary Anne LITTLE--each one fortnight hard labour.
Rose BANNON--larceny of wearing apparel, the property of James BAXTER--seven years' transportation.
Elizabeth ARMSTRONG--larceny of goods from Patt RAHILL--one month's hard labour.
Margaret GAMBLE--larceny of a pair of shoes, the property of Michael SHORT, one week's imprisonment.
Mary M'NALLY--larceny of four sheets from Bailinagh fever hospital-- one month's hard labour.
Catherine MAGUIRE--larceny from the personof Mary COYLE--six months' hard labour.
Mary MAGUIRE--receiving stolen goods--six months' hard labour.
Catherine M'MANUS--larceny of linen, the property of Mr.
John KANE-- two months' hard labour.
Patrick LYNCH--larceny of weights, the property of Mr.
JOhn KANE-- two months' hard labour.
Stephen MATTHEWS--larceny--two years' transportation.
John HUNTER--larceny of turf, the property of Jas. HUNTER-- one month's hard labour.
Patrick DONOHOE--burglary and robbery from the dwelling house of Hugh M'CULLUM--seven years' transportation.
Henry COYLE--assault--eighteen months' imprisonment, the first and last weeks to be whipt in public in the gaol.


Contempt of Court

On Monday, Mr. James ARMSTRONG, attorney, applied to the court to have a man named Thomas OWENS committed for contempt, he having used threatening language to one of the practitioners, MR. James FORD.

His Worship, after hearing the details of the case, ordered OWENS to be committed to Cavan gaol for one week.

Another Case of Contempt.

During the trial of a civil bill ejectment on Saturday last, the 14th instant, in which a Miss Isabella RUTHERFORD was plaintiff, and a man of the name of Patrick KINDELLAN defendant, and whilst Mr. Joseph DIXON, J.P., agent to the plaintiff, was being cross-examined by Mr. Edward M'GAURAN, defendants' attorney, the Barrister enquired from him if he had set him up a petition, and having been answered in the affirmative, his Worship said it was a gross libel on several gentlemen practitioners of the court, amongst whom he classed Mr. M'GUARAN, as defendant stated in it that he might not expect justice would awarded to him, as Tom OWENS was clerk to Mr. FORD, Hugh OWENS to Mr. ERSKINE, and James OWENS to Mr. M'GAURAN; on hearing which the latter gentleman declined to act futher on his behalf; and the Barrister having been informed by KINDELLAN that it was a man of the name of Sylvester CAMPAIGNE that drew up the petition for him, and that he did not instruct him to libel any of the attorneys of the court, his Worship directed one of the police to bring Sylvester CAMPAIGNE into court, who admitted that it was he had drawn up the petition for KINDELLEN, and the latter, on being sworn repeated his statement that he did not instruct CAMPAIGNE to libel or say anything against the attorneys in his petition when he employed him to draw it up for him, but merely to pray that his Worship would be good enough to give a favourable consideration when it came on to be tried; whereupon his Worship ordered CAMPAIGNE to be committed to the Bridewell of Cootehill for forty-eight hours for contempt of court. However, on it having been afterwards represented to him that CAMPAIGNE was drunk when he drew up the petition, his Worship ordered him to be discharged on Sunday morning.

Another Case.

On the trial of a civil bill process, on Monday evening, in which one Bridget PONSONBY was plaintiff, and James OWENS defendant, for £3 10s, the amount of an I.O.U. Thomas OWENS (father of the defendant) was brought from the bridewell to prove that his son was not of age when he signed it, and that it was passed to the paintiff to procure his (Thomas OWENS') discharge from the gaol of Cavan, where he was detained under a civil bill decree at the suit of the plaintiff.

The Barrister informed Mr. Moutray ERSKINE, the defendant's attorney, that unless he would produce some other evidence to prove the minority of the defendant he would pronounce a decree in favour of the plaintiff, as he would not depend upon the testimony given by Thomas OWENS in favour of his son.

October 27, 1848


The Lord Bishop of this diocese held his ordinary visitation yesterday in Cavan church. There were a large number of clergymen present. After the performance of Divine Service, by the Rev. Dr. CARSON and the Rev. Mr. PRESTON,

The Lord Bishop addressed the assembled clergy. He referred to the late famine and the praiseworthy devotedness of the clergy, who, were ever found distributing relief to the needy and attending by the bedsides of the sick...


These sessions commenced on Tuesday, the 24th inst. before P. M. MURPHY, Esq., Assistant-Barrister.

Magistrates present--Perrot THORNTON, George FINLAY, Robert CLIFFORD, James BENISON, Joseph BENISON, Esquires.

Grand Jurors' Names--David GRIFFITH, foreman, James BERRY, John BRADY, Henry FARIS, John GWYNNE, John M'NALLY, Thomas DAVIS, Terence KIERNAN, William SHERIDAN, John FARIS, John KANE, Patt MURRAY, Robert PRINGLE, Richard NETTERFIELD, and William GWYNNE, Esquires.

Civil Bill entries, 390. Ejectment Entries, 11. Applications for Spirit Licenses, 8--granted 6.


Peter FAY--larceny--7 years' transportation.
Samuel JOHNSTON--Rescue and assault--24 hours' imprisonment, and 40s. fine; and in default of payment, one month longer.
Richard BRACKEN, Robert BRACKEN, James CAFFRY--rescue and assault--24 hours' imprisonment each.
Margaret M'MANUS--larceny--one week's hard labour.
Michael M'MURRAY--larceny--one month from committal.
Bridget M'MURRAY--larceny--one month from committal.
Terence M'ADAM--having 3 gun locks in his possession--24 hours' imprisonment.
Bernard DONOHOE--assault--one fortnight.


October 20, at Killeshar, Florence-Court, the wife of the Rev. Thomas JEBB, of a son. October 20, at Tynmouth, North Devon, the wife of Eliot WARBURTON, Esq., of a son and heir. October 21, at 32, Gordon-square, Lady ROMILLY, of a daughter.


October 23, Edward SMITH, Esq., youngest son of the late Rev. Nathaniel SMITH, Rector of the united parishes of Clonoe and Derry- noose, in the diocese of Armagh, and nephew of the late Captain Sir William SMITH, R.H.A., to Sophia, daughter of the late Henry MITCHELL, Esq., of Cootehill, late Lieutenant, 8th Hussars.

On Tuesday last, the 24th instant., the Rev. Michael BURKE, of Ballydugan, county of Galway, to Isabella, fourth daughter of the Late James CLARKE, Esq., of Sid Abbey, county of Devon, England, and niece of Mrs. ARCHDALL, of Castle Archdall, county Fermanagh.


On Sunday, the 21st instant, of typhus fever, Mr. John MADDEN, of the "Anglo Celt" office, Cavan.

On the 18th instant, at Brookborough, county Fermanagh, of abscess of the lungs, William JOYCE, Esq., son of the late Captain JOYCE, of the 60th Rifles.

At Cranahan Glebe, Ballyconnell, on Friday, the 18th instant, after a long and painful illness, Letitia, the beloved wife of the Rev. John FRITH.

On the 24th inst., at Cultrummer House, county Meath, Kate, the beloved daughter of Philip BRETT, Esq.

On the 25th inst., Hester Margaret, second daughter of the late Thomas G. CORMICK, Esq., of Newgrove, county Westmeath.

Two new Irish poor law auditors have been, or are to be, appointed. Martin CREAN, Esq., as one of them, has already been appointed; and the other is Mr. LUCAS, an Englishman, formerly a clerk in a poor law office, and later a vice-guardian.

FARM TO BE LET TO BE LET, for the time as may be agreed on, that part of the Lands of Boagh called BELGREEN, in the County of Cavan, containing TWENTY-SEVEN ACRES, Irish, late in possession of John BERRY, Esq. BELGREEN is within Two Miles of Cootehill, on the road to Shercock; there is a Dwelling House and Mill on the lands. Proposals will be received by John TATLOW, Esq., Solicitor, 45 York-street, Dublin.

October 27, 1848



John BAKER, appellant; the Commissioners of Public Works in Ireland, respondents. In our last publication, we submitted the particulars of the appearance of this case in court at the sitting of his worship on Wednesday, the 18th instant--that on affidavit on the part of the Board of Works, an application was made to have the case postponed to the next sessions of Cavan--that after considerable discussion, the court refused the application. The jury was then sworn, and the court directed that six of the number should on Friday, the 20th, proceed to Baker's-bridge to view the drainage, where they would be met by parties on behalf of both the appellant and respondents. Finally, it was arranged that the hearing of the case should be proceeded with on the Monday following.

Monday, Oct. 23

At twelve o'clock, according to arrangement on the previous Wednesday, the above case was called on, and the jury called to the box--viz., William CARMICHAEL, James BERRY, Thomas BLIGH, Charles J. MURPHY, Wm. FAIRIS, Thomas HARTLEY, Wm.Moore BLACK, John WARNER, Alexander BERR, and Henry HUMPHRYS, Esqrs.

Mr. SWANZY with whom were Mr. ERSKINE and Mr. James ARMSTRONG, on the part of Mr. BAKER, as appellant, asked Mr. COLLIS, who appeared as counsel on behalf of the commissioners, whether he were disposed to waive all formalities, and go into the merits of the case at once?

Mr. COLLIS said that from the peculiar position in which he was placed, he could not take it upon himself to waive formalities; but as Mr. SWANZY said he was read to go through his case, he had better proceed in the regular way.

Mr. SWANZY replied that a circumstance had just occurred which might be of difficulty if compelled to confine himself to formalities. An important witness which they had brought from Dublin, by whom the required notices on the Commissioners had been served, had just left the court, although he had been served with a summons to attend, which he would prove by a witness.

Daniel LEDDY being called and sworn, produced copy of summons which he served on Mr. ROWAN on Wednesday last to attend the court this day. Witness further proved that Mr. ROWAN was in court that day (Monday), and had just left it.

Mr. James ARMSTRONG said that ROWAN was here on the part of the board, and the gentlemen from the board ought not to be against his coming into court.

MR. COLLIS begged to inform Mr. ARMSTRONG he was quite mistaken.

Mr. ROWAN had nothing whatever to do with the board.

MR. ARMSTRONG, in explanation, remarked that as soon as Mr. COLLIS stood up to object to the waiving of formalities, the gentleman in question left the court.

By order of the court, a constable was sent to look for him. In the meantime,

MR. SWANZY proceeded to address the court and jury. He said that in this present case of Mr. BAKER, appellant, against the Board of Works, a precept had been sent down to summon a jury to try the question between Mr. BAKER and the board, in order to enquire into and assess damages incurred by reason of the removal of the eel-weir at Baker's-bridge. With respect to Mr. BAKER, the property of Ashgrove has been in the possession of his family for a long series of years. The weir had been situated in the Ashgrove side of the River formerly called the River Erne, and the family had long derived considerable profits from this weir. This is the principal of serveral other rivers which flow into and are tributary to it, receiving therefore the most of the waters in the locality. The lakes and rivers at Farnham, Killeshandra, River Erne, and Belturet flow on thier way, and pass through where this weir had been erected; some ideaof its value might therefore be formed. John BAKER, in the year 1780, made this weir the subject of a family settlement, settled it on his son, and even went so far as to build the bridge at his own expense for the purpose of establishing this weir. Up to the year 1846, Mr. BAKER fished the weir and sold the produce in different markets, amounting to £50 to £70 yearly, not including the value of the fish consumed in Mr. BAKER's house and given away. By the 5th and 6th of her Majesty, in August 1842, the Commissioners of Public Works were appointed Commissioners of Drainage, for the purpose of draining rivers and lakes, and preventing the mischiefs of flooding; but also for the purpose of increasing the property of the persons adjoining those rivers and lakes. In 1846 the commissioners having been applied to by the landed proprietors interested in the drainage of the lands of that portion of the country, directed an enquiry as prescribed by the act, as to how far it would be advantageous to have the obstructions removed; and in con- sequence the board agreed to take the weir for half the season to free the passage of the water for the works, and for this the board allowed Mr. BAKER £40. They afterwards proceeded and removed the weir and made several works of importance for preventing the lands in the neighbourhood from being flooded. MR. BAKER's weir had been removed and done away with, and his right destroyed; and for that injury the Commissioners held a meeting for the purpose of enquiring into the extent of damages, and they awarded him the sum of 295l., a sum that would not compensate him for the fish consumed in his own house, if he did not even sell a single fish of those caught. From that award Mr. BAKER hdd appealed, and now appeared in court willing to go into the merits.

Mr. SWANZY further urged that the precept on which these proceedings were being had was wrong, designating Mr. BAKER as the Rev. John BAKER.

The court overruled the objection. He would allow Mr. BAKER to stand in holy orders as far as that went.


Mr. SWANZY said that neither himself nor Mr. ERSKINE knew anything of the case until a few days ago.

The Court was not laying blame to either of the gentlemen.

Mr. ERSKINE's examination resumed--I know that Mr. BAKER succeeded John Noble BAKER; that he is in possession for the last 7 or 8 years;and that John Noble BAKER had the estate before him and that John Noble BAKER was the son of John BAKER from whom he derived.

Mr. BAKER was carried out of court in a fit of appoplexy. The Jury returned a verdict of 340l, damages for the appellant.

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