The Anglo-Celt, Cavan, county Cavan
September 1, 1848

LOCAL NEWS THE MILITARY--The troops in Cavan will be paraded on the heights adjoining Swellan fort on next Wednesday afternoon, at three o'clock, for light infantry practice and field duties

ACCIDENT TO GEORGE M. KNIPE, ESQ.--We regret having to announce an accident which this benevolent gentleman met with, a few days ago, while returning from Enniskillen to his residence, Erne-hill, Belturbet. While driving his car, another car moving in an opposite direction, rubbed against him, severely injuring one of his legs. The hurt at first was considered serious, but we are happy to say, through the skill of his medical attendant, he is now fast recovering.

ROBBERY-One evening lst week, as a cart belonging to ____________ L'ESTRANGE, Esq., Crosdoney, was returning from Cavan, with goods purchased in the latter town, it was stopped by seven men, and robbed of some gunpowder, blankets, provisions, &c. There were some valuable articles of plate in the cart, but they were not touched. The driver fled, but he says he can identify the men. Five persons have been arrested on suspicion.

KELLS--The potatoes brought to market here are entirely damaged and unfit for use.

SUDDEN AND MYSTERIOUS DEATH--A widow named GEARTY, residing on Carrickspringer, in the neighbourhood of Moynalty, came by her death on last Sunday morning under the following circumstances:--A pig belonging to a man named MURPHY went into a plot of potatoes belonging to the widow, which herself and her daughter were going to impound for trespass, when MURPHY began to throw stones at the daughter, to prevent her bringing the pig to pound; and the old woman, being in a lane in the direction of the stone-pelting, was found quite dead in a few monents after, with a bruised mark on her temple. MURPHY absconded immediately, and could not be found since by the police. The Coroner's Jury, under the directions of Dr. WALSH, who performed a post mortem examination of the body, gave their verdict that she died of apoplexy.

On yesterday (Thursday) there was an auction at Moynalty of the barrows, bars, picks, hammers, &c. formerly used on the Public Works in the Barony of Lower Kells, which sold at about one-tenth of their original cost.

FEMALE EMIGRATION--On Wednesday last, two hundred young women, principally selected from the poor law unions in the north of Ireland, embarked on board the Shannon steamer for Plymouth, from whence they will take shipping to South Australia. They are sent out free, and are comfortably clothed and provided with every requisite for the voyage. We believe it is intended to extend this system of emigration, as it holds out promise of much benefit to those who are permitted to avail themselves of it. Freeman.


August 20, the lady of Anthony O'REILLY, Esq., of Baltrasna, county of Meath, of a daughter.

Aug. 26, at Thornhill, county of Monaghan, the residence of her father, the lady of Ralph DUDGEON, Esq., 3d West India Regiment, of twin sons. August 28, at Cangort, the lady of Guy ATKINSON, Esq., of a son.

August 28, at Spring Grove, the lady of John MADDEN, Esq., of a daughter, who only survived her birth a few hours.

August 26, at Knockronan, county Wicklow, the lady of Richd. J. HASSARD, Esq., of a daughter.


On the 26th inst., in Powerscourt church, co Wicklow, M. W. HANLON, Esq., M.D., of Portarlington to Letitia ORMSBY, eldest daughter of the late Major LeGRAND, of Canterbury.

On the 29th inst., in St. George's church, Dublin, W. Edward, eldest son of William DEAN, Esq., of Richmond House, to Alicia Ellen, third daughter of F. L. MORGAN, Esq., of Hardwicke-st.


At the Glebe, Bailieborough, on Tuesday night last, of typhus fever, contracted in discharging the sacred duties of his profession, the Rev. Charles C. BERESFORD, rector. As a minister of God, the Rev. Mr. BERESFORD was earnest, devoted and faithful; as the pastor of a flock and the head of a family, he was beloved for his gentleness and unassuming demeanour. His loss is extensively and sincerely deplored, both by rich and poor, particularly by the latter to whom he was always a true frield.

On the 29th inst., at Sutton, near Dublin, in the fifty-seventh year, of typhus fever, caught in the discharge of his official duties, William John HANCOCK, Esq., for many years engaged in the administration of the Poor-Laws in Ireland, as Assistant Commissioner and Inspector.

August 17, at Boulogne-sur-Mer, Lieutenant-Colonel James YOUNG, late of the Bengal Artillery.

September 8, 1848

SERIOUS ACCIDENT--On Friday evening last, while a number of workmen were employed in making some alterations in a house in Union street, Belfast, a portion of the building fell and injured three individuals. One of the men, a brick-layer, named REILLY, was severely wounded, and is at present in hospital, in a precarious state of health, induced by the accident. The other two are not dangerously injured, although disabled, for a time, from pursuing their usual avocation. The houses of the above locality are very old, and generally unsafe. About a year ago, the gable of a house opposite the place where the late accident ocurred, gave way after night; and in the ricketty-looking building, bound together in some places with old iron which long has threatened the lives of the inhabitants. -- Belfast News-Letter.

Co. Donegal--FATAL ACCIDENT--A melancholy and fatal accident (says a correspondent, writing from the Cross-roads near Dunfanaghy) took place at Ballinass, within a mile of this, on Tuesday. A number of poor starving creatures went to the strand for the purpose of searching the sand for a kind of fish called sand ells, with which to appease the pangs of ravenous hunger. A small channel lay between these creatures and the sandbank in which they expected to get the fish. One of the hands of a craft that lay at the pierhead took the ship's boat to ferry them over. It was blowing a gale at the time. The boat sank, and the women so clung to the men that all in the boat, with the exception of one little boy, perished, including the kind hearted sailor who volunteered his boat to carry those ill-fated victims within reach of food. All the bodies have not yet been found; some of the women were the wives of poor men who had gone to England to labour at the harvest.--Packet

LOCAL NEWS BOROUGH OF CAVAN--The Town's Commissioners held their usual monthly meeting in the Court House on Monday last, Samuel SWANZEY, Esq., in the chair. The collector reported that he found considerable difficulty in collecting the Borough-rate, owing to the poverty of many of the householders. He was ordered to circulate notice, informing the defaulters that the lenity of another week would be extended, but if they have not paid up at the expiration of that time he is to institute law pro- ceedings against them. The routine business was transcribed, and the board adjourned.

CAVANS SAVINGS BANK--In consequence of the failure of the banks in other places, a private meeting of the Justices of the Cavan Sessions Bank was held on Tuesday last in the Infirmary. We have been told the accounts are satisfactory, showing a balance of some hundreds of pounds over and above all liabilities. In the absence of an advertised statement of accounts, without which depositors will not be content, we can only give the above as a rumour.

DEPLORABLE ACCIDENT--On Friday evening, two poor men, brothers of the name of SMITH, living near Kilnaleck, brought in some bere to dispose of in this town (Cavan), after concluding a bargain with the miller at Lurganboy, they untied the traces, letting the horses out to graze, while they unloaded the carts. The horses were not long loosed, when they strolled towards a quarry at the rere of the mill, when by some mischance they missed their footing and fell in. Both horses were killed. They were worth £10 each. Mr. BYRNE, the Irish Harper, performed at the Royal School, Cavan, on Monday night. There were several respectable persons present, who, with the students, appeared much pleased with his music and singing.

CONFIRMATION IN UPPER LARAH--On Tuesday, the 25th instant, the Right Rev. Dr. BROWNE, R.C. Bishop of Kilmore, administered the sacrament of confirmation in Upper Larah Roman Catholic Chapel, to more than 300 children. His lordship was well pleased with the cleanly appearance of the children, his interrogatories concerning their duty towards God and their neighbour, the nature and efficacy of the sacraments, and the disposition necessary to receive them with benefit. In the evening, the bishop, and a large number of neighbouring clergy, were entertained by the exemplary parish priest, the Rev. Michael BRADY.


On the 3d instant, at his residence, the North Gate-street House, Chester, of English cholera, John Edward O'REILLY, Esq., M. B., of Trinity College Dublin--the O'REILLY of Annagh Abbey, in the county of Cavan.

Some names are peculiarly interwoven with the history of Ireland, and of these not one more noble, pure, or illustrious than that of O'REILLY. This ancient, and once powerful family derives its descent from Heremon, son of Milesius, through Con of the Hundred Battles, monarch of Ireland in the second century, and the heads of which were princes of this county, formerly called East Brefny. The O'REILLYs were stripped of the greatest part of the large possessions of their clan, A.D. 1607, by means of one of those pretended rebellions which it was then the fashion to encourage, in order that the wretched instruments might be robbed of their properties. From that time to the present, the O'REILLYs, like others of Milesian origin, have been only titular nobles.

During the wars of James and William, several members of this house particularly distinguished themselves. Philip Oge O'REILLY and Hugh O'REILLY, or REILLY, Esqrs., represented the borough of Cavan in the Irish Parliament of 1689, and Philip and John O'REILLY, or REILLY, Esqrs., the county. Colonel Edmund Buidhe O'REILLY prevented General Gincle's passage of the Shannon at Lanesborough, and made him retreat with considerable loss. The Colonel commanded under the Duke of Berwich at the battle of Tullagh-Mangain hill (now the "Gallows-hill") just above the town of Cavan, fought on 13th of February 1690, with the English, led by Colonel Wolseley. The Irish were defeated in that engagement by means of the superior artillery of the English, but did not retire until they covered the field with dead. A great many more O'REILLYs, or REILLYs, were in King James's army--vis. Colonel John O'REILLY, Major and Captain REILLY (both of whom were killed in the battle of Cavan), and Father Edmund REILLY, who was one of the royal chaplains. After the treaty of Limerick, Col. Edmund Buidhe O'REILLY retired to France, where he died. From him the subject of this notice, John Edward O'REILLY, Esq., was believed descended.

Dr. O'REILLY, whose decease we now deplore, studied in both Dublin and Edinburgh, drawing his degree of bachelor of medicine from the former university. He was the possessor of a hereditary estate of considerable value. Annagh, near Belturbet, was the seat of his residence. About eighteen months ago he married an amiable English lady of great fortune, with whom he lived happily up to the time of his death. Shortly after his marriage, he with his mother-in-law's decease, a fortnight ago, brought him to England. The excitement attendant upon that painful event probably shortened his own life. He leaves no children, brothers, or sisters, and is therefore the last direct descendant of his old and honourable house.

Through life the Doctor was distinguished for his charity and munificence, and his passionate attachment to the royal house of Stuart. The poor of his immediate neighbourhood have particular reason to revere his memory; he was ever their friend and benefactor. For his kindness to us we shall always feel gratefully indebted. The Anglo-Celt had no truer friend and better patron than Doctor O'REILLY. He maintained its interests at a critical time, when foul tongues were spitting out their slander. With the blood of princes in his veins and the charity of a christian in his heart, he has sunk into an early tomb, deeply, sincerely, and most deservedly lamented.


On the 5th of July, at St. Silvanus's Church, Nashotah, N.S., America, by the Right Rev. Bishop KEMPER, father of the bride, Rev. William ADAMS, Ex-Scholar, T.C.D., to Elizabeth Maria KEMPER, only daughter of Bishop KEMPER, of the North-Western Diocese.

September 15, 1848


The insurrection that was supposed to have been crushed is again rampant. The elements existed all along, and only required a clever and desparate man to mould them into a tangible and fearful shape. That man has appeared in the person of Michael DOHENY. DOHENY is possessed of a strong mind, great cunning, and a body capable of enduring almost any amount of fatigue. His having successfully eluded arrest for such a length of time in a district swarming with military and police--his wonderful escapes, and cool daring in the midst of danger-- his unbending spirit and dogged perseverance--have endeared him to the peasantry, with whom he was always popular. Mr. DOHENY, of "the Counsellor," as he was familiarly called, is, besides, a Roman Catholic; and this will induce the ignorant people to follow him more willingly than they would Smith O'BRIEN, or any other Protestant, no matter how high might be his talents or character.

General DOHENY, then, has raised his standard on the Tipperary mountains, and is now, if we can credit what we hear, at the head of a formidable force. A young man named O'MAHONY, and another who is taken for O'GORMAN, are also in command of rebel brigades; these acting in concert with troops, and thus prevent a combined movement on their part. Probably the rebels will make simultaneous attacks on the principal towns of the South, known to be disaffected, where they are sure to receive efficient support from the discontented inhabitants.

It is useless to speculate on the consequence likely to ensue from this new phase of affairs, so we suspend further remark by referring the reader to the column containing full details. We shall publish the latest news up to the hour of going to press, 6 o'clock, p.m.

Since the above was written, we have received intelligence which goes to say that the revolutionary movement is not so dangerous as was at first apprehended. The fears of our Southern friends exaggerated the circumstances that came under their observation. Conflicts between the police and the people have taken place, but what the issues have been nobody seems to know, although every one has a version of his own-- of course, "highly embellished." One report appears certain--the Marquis of Waterford's mansion, Curraghmore Park, has been rifled of arms by the insurgents. His Lordship was absent at the time.


ARREST IN CAVAN--On Wednesday last, a respectable-looking man, a stranger, was arrested by the authorities of the town, on suspicion of being connected with the rebels. When brought before the magistrate, Captain ERSKINE, he refused to give his name, and was accordingly committed to gaol.


On the 8th instant, at 15, William Henry-street, the wife of Mr. John M'DOWALL, merchant, Liverpool, of a son.

On the 6th inst., at New Lodge, Rathmolyon, the lady of Capt. Samuel J. GOSLIN, a son.

On the 7th inst., at Ramelton, the lady of the Rev. William WELSH, of a daughter.


September 12, at Monkstown Church, by the Rev. St. George WILLIAM, Charles HAYDON, Esq., of Ballyshannon, to Charlotte Harriet, youngest daughter of the late John STANLEY, Esq., of Glouster-street, and niece of Sir Edward STANLEY.

September 9, at St. Peter's Church, Eaton-square, by the Rev. John C. ROWLATT, M.A., Captain T. WHITE, 22nd Regiment, to Georgiana Isabella, youngest daughter of the late Colonel MOODIE, late 104th Regiment.


DEATH of the O'REILLY--A correspondent informs us that at twelve o'clock on Tuesday last, at Birkenhead Priory, in the family vault of John CHAMBERLAINE, Esq., were deposited the remains of John Edward O'REILLY, Esq., of Annagh. This lamented Irishman, last of the green-clad O'REILLYs was taken from the same Roman Catholic chapel in which O'CONNELL lay in state, and the mournful mantle of that 'Hero of Liberty' was thrown over his ashes". We made a mistake last week in stating that Dr. O'REILLY had no sisters--he has left two after him, both married, who deeply deplore his loss. The Dublin PILOT in announcing his death, says:--"A gentleman in every sense of the word, our lamented friend was as distinguished for his acquirements as for the purity of his heart and the liberality of his disposition. Deeply read in the lore of his country, we have been indebted to him for a variety of interesting geneal- ogical information which, from time to time appeared in our columns. It is needless to say that the head of his far-descended house was of distinguished birth, or that many members of that family have attained an European fame; but no one 'green-clad O'REILLY' of them all had a better heart, or deeper love for Ireland, than the honest man who has just passed from amongst us."

At Millgrove, Kings' County, aged 67, Lieutenant-Colonel Allen KELLY, late 54th Regiment.

In Quebec, in his 85th year, the Rev. Brother Louis, the last surviving member in Quebec, of the late Order of Recollect, or Franciscan Friars.

In Park Gate-street, universally lamented, Sarah, the beloved wife of Martin CORCORAN, of James's-street, Esq.

September 22, 1848


On the 17th instant, Mrs. MURPHY, Matron of the Cavan Union Workhouse, of a son.

September 10, at Lisnakea Glebe, the lady of the Rev. John FLANAGAN, of a child, still born.

On the 17th inst., at Melchbourne Park, the Lady ST. JOHN, of a son.


On the 16th inst., John Crawford MONSELL, Esq., to Eliza Anne, only daughter of John STRANGE, Esq., of Cork.

On the 18th inst., by special license, at Stillorgan Church, by the Rev. William POPE, M.A., uncle to the bride, Charles Brent WALE, of Shelford, Cambridgeshire, Esq., second son of the late General Sir Charles WALE, K.C.B., to Henrietta, third daughter of his Grace the Archbishop of Dublin.


Yesterday evening, at his residence, Carrickville, Stradone, Mr. Patrick SMITH, aged 58 years.

On the 14th inst., in London, in the prime of life, deeply regretted by all who knew him, George SAUNDERS, Esq., youngest son of the late Captain Arthur SAUNDERS, 12 Royal Lancers, lately a graduate of Oxford.

August 4, at Wisconsin, United States of America, John GRANGE, Esq., formerly of Odder Castle, County Meath, aged 70.



Clones--Alexander STEWART, John WHITE, and James MOFFETT, supernumerary;
Cavan and Newtownbutler--John TOMPSON; William LENDRUM, William ROBINSON, William BROWN and James G. BROWN, supernumeraries.


Enniskillen--William Scott, Adam L. FORD;
Maguisresbridge-- William LINDSAY; William HERBERT, sen, super- numerary.
Lotherstow--Adam FORD, George STEWART; John NOBLE and John MILLIGAN, supernumeraries


Ballyshannon--Samuel LARMERIE, James ROBINSON.
Springfield and Darrygonnelly--Joseph PAYNE, Daniel HENDERSON.
Manorhamilton--Abraham J. DOBBIN.


Londonerry--John WILSON.
Newtownstewart--Robert CAMPBELL, John HENING.


Charlemont--William CRAIG, Thomas ABRAHAM.
Armagh--John EDWARDS, Alexander CAMPBELL; Robert M'GOWAN, supernumerary.
Tandragee--John STEPHENSON, Wm. SCOTT.


Belfast--John GRAHAM, Robert SEWELL, James HARVEY, supernumerary.
Lurgan--William HERBERT,.
Downpatrick--John TAYLOR, John Cullan.


Wicklow--Robert KINGSBOROUGH, Thomas C. MAGUIRE; John BATTLE, supernumerary.
New Ross--Richard John DAWSON...
Roscommon--William FLAHERTY.
Sligo--Robert WILSON.
East and Westmeath--Abraham DAWSON.
Cootehill--James HERBERT.
Omagh--Robert KANE.
Cookstown--Wm. PATTYSON.
Aughnacloy--John M'ELROY.
Antrim and Glenavy--Robt. KERR, Edward ADDY; Charles REID, supernumerary.
Lisburn--George HAMILTON.
Banbridge--William BURNS.
Newry--John CARLISLE.

September 29, 1848

BANKRUPTS TO BE HEARD AT CAVAN -- 13th November next.--

Henry M'AULEY, Cornemraher, farmer
Owen SMYTH, Gortine, ditto
James M'CABE, Aughatolen, ditto
John LEE, Gortine, ditto
Denis M'CABE, Drumheish, ditto
Thomas MULVANY, Kilnacar, shopkeeper
Philip BRADY, Drumkeerinmore, farmer
Samuel WILTON, Corglas, labourer
Patrick MULHOLLAND, Cornacarrow, farmer
Benjamin STAFFORD, Tomkinroad, ditto
Michael LARKIN, Amiens, ditto
Terence FARRELLY, Drumrath, ditto
James DRENNAN, Curneemraher, ditto


PARISH OF BAILIEBOROUGH--The Rev. F. FITZPATRICK, Rector of Shercock, has been collated to the living of Bailieborough, in the room of the Rev. C. C. BERESFORD, deceased. This appointment gives entire and general satisfaction, and shows in a most favourable light the just discrimination of the Lord Bishop of Kilmore, for a more pure-minded and efficient clergyman he could not possibly select. The Rev. Mr. LOYD has succeeded to the Rectory of Shercock.

PRESBYTERIAN MISSIONARY SOCIETY--A meeting of this society was held in the Presbyterian Chapel, Farnham-street, Cavan, on Tuesday evening. The Rev. Mr. KIRKPATRICK attended as a deputation from Dublin, and detailed in a clear and interesting speech the working and prospects of the society, and urged his hearers to more active exertions in behalf of the cause he advocated. The meeting was well attended, and all present were highly pleased with the proceedings.

SUDDEN DEATH--On the night of Monday last, the wife of a farmer named M'GOVERN, within a mile and a-half of this town, suddenly took ill after retiring to bed, when she called to her husband for a drink, and having received it, gave him a blessing, and reclined herself in an apparent position for repose. About the hour of one or two o'clock it was ascertained that she had been getting worse; spiritual and medical aid were sent for; but ere any assistance could be given, the woman expired. She had been in the possession of good health for some time previous, and was in the best of spirits on that evening.

ASSAULT AND RESCUE--We have been favoured with the particulars of an attempt to seize upon the crops of a tenant by R. M. HASSARD, Esq., for rent, under an affirmation decree, and of a subsequent rescue and assault by the country people. We are aware of the bad feeling that has long existed between Mr. HASSARD and his tenants, and are averse to meddling in such matters; but our duty, as a public journalist, compels us to give a condensed account of the present transaction. On Friday last, Mr. HASSARD, who resides in Bailieborough, proceeded with his son and two bailiffs to the lands of Shancock to execute an affirmation decree on the goods of a tenant named Owen CLARKE for the amount of a year's rents due at November, 1847. The seizure was made upon a field of oats in the stook; but no sooner was it acomplished than a number of labourers gathered and drove off Mr. HASSARD's party, threatening them with greater violence should they return. Mr. HASSARD then went to Capt. WILCOX, R.M., who granted warrants for the ringleaders. In his absence a Mr. JACKSON, a receiver under the court, laid a seizure upon the same field for the sum of £15, due by CLARKE to him also for rent. It appears CLARKE held two farms--one from Mr. HASSARD and one under the courts; the former he did not till this year, but the latter he did. When Mr. HASSARD went to look for his rent he was obliged there to seize upon the crop grown on the second farm, which Mr. JACKSON would not suffer to be removed until his demand was satisfied. The rioters having been apprehended on Saturday were bound over to take their trials at the ensuing quarter sessions. On Monday Mr. HASSARD returned with his men to complete the seizure and remove or sell the oats. When he appeared on the ground, CLARKE's friends, who had been on the look- out, assembled, and marching into the field, two deep, armed with pitchforks, reaping hooks, &c., declared they would resist the seizure. Mr. HASSARD, however, persisted in his intentions, when a scuffle or fight ensued, that at one time was very alarming. Mr. HASSARD received a stab of a pitchfork in the side, which was happily warded off by a parcel of gunpowder and some flints he had about him. He also received a blow of a billhook, which perforated his coat, glancing down sideways without doing further injury. The bailiffs were cut and bruised, one of them receiving a serious wound in the back of the head. Mr. HASSARD was urged by some of his party to discharge a brace of pistols he carried, but was dissuaded by his son, a boy of seventeen years of age. At this stage Mr. HASSARD and his men beat a retreat to Bailieborough, hotly pursued by their opponents. The police immediately went in quest of the rioters, eighteen or twenty of whom they arrested between that and next morning, many of whom were amongst those who had entered recognizances on the previous Saturday. We have been supplied with their names, but we have not space to give them insertion. Another curious circumstance connected with this affair remains to be told. The oats which was in dispute, and which Mr. JACKSON held for his demand, was carried off at night by a large body of people, while he slept. This was done with such silence and agility that no noise was heard, nor was there the slightest trace of the oats to be found in the morning, although there had been £40 worth in the field on the preceding night. The above are the particulars as they have been forwarded to us; we cannot vouch for their authenticity, but we believe them to be in the main correct.

OLDCASTLE UNION--(From a Correspondent)--At a meeting of the Oldcastle Board of Guardians, held on the 22nd instant, Mr. LANGEN, lately a colour-sergeant in the army, and an Englishman, was appointed to the situation of Master of the Workhouse; and Mr. FORSYTHE, a pensioner, was appointed to the situation of Porter. The salary of the Medical Officer, Doctor O'REILLY, was raised from forty pounds to sixty pounds per annum. Several contracts were disposed of. The workhouse is in a healthy state.

DIED--This day, in this town, Charles, infant son of Mr. Edward KENNEDY.


ARMS--Quarterly, first and fourth vert; a dexter hand proper, blooded gules, supported by two lions rampant, or.

Second, Argent, between an embattled Chevron, three balls; gules, a chief sable.

Third, Argent, on a mound an oak tree, with a serpent descending from its brances, all proper.

CRESTS--First, out a ducal coronet, or, an oak tree, with a serpent descending from its branches, all proper.

SUPPORTERS--Two Lions rampant, or.

MOTTO--"Fortitudine et Prudentia."

The "Chester Chronicle" of last week copied our article on the decease of Dr. O'REILLY of Annagh, which they tastefully enclosed in a mourning border, surmounting it with an engraving of the O'REILLY arms and the above heraldic description.

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