Published in Cavan, county Cavan

September 7, 1849

The population in 1841 was Leinster, 1,973,731; Munster, 2,356,161; Connaught, 1,418,859; and Ulster, 2,386,373.


Aug. 29, in London, Lady Georgiana CODRINGTON, of a daughter.

September 3, at Summerhill, the lady of Henry Dillon MILLS, Esq., of twin sons.


Aug 29. at Berkley-street, John RICHARD, of Armagh, Esq., to Margaret, daughter of the late Mathew RICHARDS, Esq., Ardee county, Louth.

Aug. 30, at Crosedrum (sp?), by the Rev. Wm. HUGHES, Wm. HOPKINS, Esq., of Mitchelstown, county Meath, to Fanny, eldest daughter of Edward ROTHERAM, Esq.

September 4, by the Rev. John SCOTT, Porter, James WALLACE, Esq., Glasgow, to Elizabeth, second daughter of the late John CHAMBERS, Esq., of Dundalk.


September 7, in Main-street, Cavan, in the 79th year of his age, Mr. John MURRAY, watchmaker. Mr. Murray was a kind and inoffensive neighbour, humble in his manners, and sincerely regretted by his numerous friends and acquaintances.

August 29, in London, Captain C. PAGEAT, formerly of the 52nd Light Infantry, and late of the 2nd Dragoon Guards.

EMIGRANTS TO AUSTRALIA. - The fine new barque, Sarah, AE, at Lloyd's, 729 tons register, David WILSON, commander, having been fitted up under the superintendent of the officers appointed by her Majesty's Emigation (sic) Commissioners, left Plymouth on the 29th ult. for Sydney, with 347 souls, under the medical care of Doctor NORTH, of Dublin. We are informed that this fine new ship has been fitted up expressly for this trade, and are happy to learn that she belongs to a gentleman of this city. The clean and orderly appearance of the passengers and general arrangement of the ship for their accommodation, elicited the warmest approbation of the surveying officers at Plymouth. - Sanuders.


Begs to return his unfeigned thanks to the inhabitants of Cavan for the extensive support they have given him since he commenced business in this town. At the same time, he takes the opportunity of informing his friends and the public generally that he has changed his residence from Main-street, Cavan, to the BROAD-ROAD, opposite the Police Barrack.

M. M'Grace furter begs to state, that any orders he may be favoured with will be punctually and zealously attended to, and his patrons may rely on getting good fits, honest workmanship, and on the cheapest terms. A trial is respectfully solicited

Remember this address - Broad-road, opposite the Police Barrack.
Cavan. September 7, 1849.


TO BE LET - Furnished or Unfurnished - From the 1st NOVEMBER next, for such term as may be agreed on, and with or without 4 acres of prime Land, the DWELLING-HOUSE, OFFICES, and GARDEN, situate at SWANLINBAR, the country residence of Mr. STORY.

The House and spacious Offices which are unusually commodious, are in excellent order, and contain large Drawing-room, Two Dining Parlours, Seven Bed-rooms, and Servants' apartments, Kitchen, Larder, and Pantrys, &c., a large lock-up Yard, with Granary, Coach-house, Turf-house, six-horse Stable, and other Out-offices; also an extensive Garden fully cropped.

There is a never-failing supply of water running through the Garden and Yard, which is most valuable, and a great accommodation - the whole forming a most comfortable residence for a respectable family, in a cheap and peaceable neighbourhood, situate within 8 miles of Enniskillan, 7 of Ballyconnell, and 12 of Belturbet and Killeshandra.

Swanlinbar is a daily post town, through which conveyances from Longford to Enniskillen pass daily.

For the accommodation of a Tenant, about an acre of Potatoes, with a quantity of Hay, Turf, and Farming Utensils, will be given at a valuation.

The terms will be moderate, and may be known either at the house, or of Robert STORY, Esq., 47, Mountjoy-street, Rutland-square, Dublin, of or Mr. Bernard FLYNN, Swanalinbar, who will show the premises.

September, 1849.

September 14, 1849

The numerous friends of Mr. Thomas O'Reilly of Derrygarrs, cess-collector, will be glad to hear that he is now convalescent after the late severe attack of fever he sustained.

NEW BRICK-MAKING MACHINE. - On Saturday last, a new invention was exhibited, for the first time, at the engine-factory of Mr. KEAN (the inventor), Salt Grass, Deptford, consisting of an ingenious machine for making bricks and tiles. The apparatus consists of an iron cylinder, which receives the clay at the top, and passes it through a number of knives, attached to a centre shaft, and which acts as temperers of the clay, and press it into a peculiarly shaped screw. The latter in turn gives pressure to a chain of moulds which pass up an inclined plane, and deliver the finished bricks in succession on a table fit for the bench. The whole motive power of the machine is communicated by the upright shaft in the cylinder. The machine is calculated to make 20,000 bricks in ten hours, by the application of an engine of 3-horse power. One great advantage, however, is that it can be worked by any motive power; and another, that it is easily moveable from place to place. It is also capable of making tiles, fire bricks and patent fuel. During the day the machine was inspected by a number of scientific gentlemen and several practical men belonging to the various brick-making establishments. They were highly satisfied with its efficiency. - Sunderland Herald.

CAVAN WORKHOUSE - Tuesday, Sept. 11.

The board assembled to-day at the usual hour. J. E. VERNON, Esq., J.P., in the chair.

Other guardians present - Hon. H. Cavendish BUTLER, William HUMPHRYS, Esq; Captain CLIFFORD, A. BERRY, Esq; M. PHILLIPS, Esq; W. A. MOORE, Esq.; T. JOHNSTON, Esq.; B. COYNE, Esq., M.D.; J. A. NESBITT, Esq.; Wm. SMITH, Esq.; A. BRUSH, Esq.; James BERRY, Esq.; T. VEITCH, Esq.; John ROGERS, Esq.; John BRADY, Esq.; Thomas HARTLEY, Esq.; Theo THOMSON, Esq.; A. KILROY, Esq.; Samuel SWANZY, Esq.; Messrs. Owen DONEGAN, Thos. CLARKE, George NESBITT, P. DONDOHUE, Henry MEE, P. GAFFNEY, John NAYLOR, John DOHERTY, Sm. STAFFORD, Thomas REILLY, Sir Thomas ROSS, union inspector, was also present.

The minutes of the last day's proceedings were signed, and some unimportant letters read.

A discussion arose on the length of time the new contracts are to be given for. Some guardians contended that the union sustains a loss by giving them for too long a period.

Mr. Brady said that parties residing in the neighbourhood of the out stations complained that they had not an equal opportunity of competing for the contracts with parties residing near Cavan.

The chairman then read the advertisement in the Anglo-Celt, and said it was explicit enough - it precluded no party from putting in tenders.

After some further conversation, the board agreed to amend the advertisement, in order to apprise contractors that they might put in tenders for supplying the out-stations with turf and straw, exclusive of the main house.

September 21, 1849

THE POTATO CROP. - Our correspondents in different parts say the disease is rapidly progressing in this crop. One gentleman near Londonderry says - "If the disease continue to advance for the nest few weeks, as it has done for the last two, we may expect another '46." In the neighbourhood of Cavan, the crop is much injured, but not so extensively as it appears to be in other localities.


This monster in human form terminated his earthly and most depraved existence on Saturday at Kirkdale Jail at noon, the time appointed by the Home Secretary for the execution. Never has their (sic) been so great excitement evinced by the multitude at any similar exhibition. From an early hour in the morning, and even on the previous night, the people were congregated in crowds immediately around the palace where the dreadful scene was to be enacted; stages and carts had been provided for their accommodation as spectators, and the whole neighbourhood had the appearance of a fair. The convict, on Friday afternoon, was visited by no less than five Roman Catholic priests, including Mr. DUGGAN, but we understand that he appeared to treat their offices with the utmost indifference, laughed as if nothing of consequence was going to take place.

The culprit after considerable persuasion, retired to rest at three o'clock on Saturday morning, up to which time there was no perceptible difference either in his conduct or health. He was again attended by the Rev. Mr. Duggan, with another Roman Catholic priest, but he has refused to make any confession. He took a little breakfast at eleven o'clock - viz., some coffee and bread and butter; after which time the clergymen were constantly with him. At a few minutes before twelve, the doors leading to the drop were opened, and the miscreant walked forth accompanied by the executioner and the clergy. The rope was quickly attached to the chain, and during the utterance of prayers the bolt was drawn, and amidst a slight cheer and a few groans another soul was launched into eternity after a short struggle.

It is supposed that no less than twenty thousand people were present, a great proportion of whom being females, would have been better employed in attending to their domestic duties.

After the body had been suspended the usual time it was cut down, and we believe that Mr. BAILEY was allowed to take a cast from the head.

The cap was not drawn over the murderer's face until after he had dropped and given two or three convulsive heaves; the face was nearly black when the executioner put out his hand and drew the covering down and all was over.


On the 15th instant, at his residence, Cootehill, Mr. John HIGINBOTHAM, merchant, aged 58 years, after a protracted illness, which he bore with Christian resignation. He was a most affectionate husband, indulgent father; as a friend, the happiness of others was necessary to ensure his own, the appreciation of which was evinced by the universal sorrow of those who attended his remains to his last resting place; he died commending his soul into the hands of the Divine Grace, with a well-grounded confidence of a joyful resurrection.

In this town, on Wednesday last, Mr. Michael TEELE, provisions dealer, aged 38 years.

September 28, 1849


As every journalist is more or less bored with a certain class of subscribers who take advantage of every little circumstance to avoid paying, we think it right to print for their especial benefit the law which governs newspapers, as laid down by the highest authorities:-

  1. Subscribers who do not give express notice to the contrary, are considered as wishing to continue their subscriptions.
  2. If subscribers order the discontinuance of their papers, the publishers may continue to send them until all arrearages are paid.
  3. If subscribers neglect or refuse to take their papers from the offices to which they may be directed, they are held responsible till they have settled the bill and ordered the paper to be discontinued.
  4. If subscribers move to other places without informing the publishers, and the paper is sent to the former direction, they are held responsible.
  5. The court have decided that refusing to take a paper from the office, or removing and leaving it uncalled for, is "prima facie" evidence of intentional fraud.
  6. The taking of a paper, though it should happen to be directed in a wrong Christian name, or through the person who had originally ordered it had died in the meantime, is sufficient to incur responsibility for the amount due to the publisher, and has been held so at all times.
  7. There are no more disreputable dealers than those who refuse to pay for their papers; and the heaviest infliction is always visited on them by the courts to which they are cited by civil bill process or latitsts. (sp?)

APPARENT JUDGEMENT (SIC) ON IRRELIGIOUS LEVITY. - A few days ago, three lads went into an undertaker's shop near Holborn, and ludicrously desired three coffins to be made for them; one, who was a coachmaker's apprentice, is since drowned; and the other two died of fever, so that they were all put into the coffins in less than 48 hours afterwards. - Belfast News Letter.

MEATH AGRICULTURAL SOCIETY. - The annual show of stock, &c. of this society was held in the town of Navan on Wednesday, 19th inst., and was (so far as a respectable attendance goes) perhaps the best meeting that has taken place of the Society since its first establishment.

The Rev. Mr. M'GOWAN, late R.C.C., of Carrick-macross, has just sailed for America. A patriot and a scholar, as well as a most exemplary clergyman, he was justly esteemed by eveyr honest man who knew him. He was the indomitable advocate of the poor. Heaven's blessing be with him wherever he goes. - Newry Examiner.

There is a district about four miles round in the vicinity of Arvagh, on the borders of this county, Letrim (sic) and Cavan, in which forty-nine murders have been committed within the last sixty years, and for which there has not been one capital conviction. - Longford Journal

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