Published in Cavan, county Cavan

April 5, 1850



Sale on the 9th day of APRIL, 1850


In the Matter of the Estate of John Dromgoole BRADY, Owner;

Emily M. ENNIS, Petitioner

PURSUANT to the order of the Commissioners in this matter, bearing date of 22d day of December 1849, they will on TUESDAY the 9th day of APRIL next, at the hour of twelve o'clock at noon, at their chambers, Henrietta-street, Dublin, sell by Auction the fee-simple and inheritance of all that and those the Towns, Lands, Villages, Hamlets and Fields of CLONTIDUFFY, commonly called Lower Clontiduffy, otherwise Clontiduffy, otherwise Clontiduffy Nugent, situate in the Barony of Clonmahon, Parish of Kilbride and County of Cavan, now in the possession of Bridget CONNELL, widow of the late Henry CONNELL, as tenant from year to year, paying 110l. per annum and containing, per Ordnance survey, 200a., 3r., 35p., statute measure.

Date this 15th day of March 1850


Frederick HAMILTON, Attorney, 12 North Frederick-street, Dublin



In the Matter of the Estate of William YOUNG and Mary Clemina YOUNG, his wife, and Mary YOUNG, Owners.

Ex Parte

Robert HUTTON, Esq., Petitioner

WHEREAS, by an absolute order, bearing date the Tenth day of December, 1849, it was ordered that the Lands of Drumgoon, Drumkeeranbeg, in the Barony of Tullyhunco; Doon, Cloonlaragh and Doonacolapagh, in the Barony of Castlerahan and County of Cavan; Corbawn, Kilmore, in the Barony of Granard and County of Longford; Drumrooske, Drumbrade, Drumbruckless, Oghill East and West, Middletown, Dillure, Killuskdagh, Mulloughlusky, Kiltycassan, and Drumlowna, all situate in the Barony of Clonmahon; and Gortaloghlin, Moherlube, Toomen, in the Barony of Tullyhunco; and Tullymacarten and Lakefield, in the Barony of Upper Loughtee and County of Cavan, with their several sub-denominations should be sold for the purpose of discharging the Incumbrances thereon......

And all persons claiming Charges or incumbrances on the said Premises, or any part thereof, are required to lodge a brief statement of the particulars thereof at the said Office, within two Calendar Months from the date hereof,.....except the debts reported due by the Report of Master BROOKE, in the cause of LESLIE v. YOUNG, bearing date of the 19th November, 1847.

Dated this 30th day of March, 1850.


Leonard DOBBIN and Company, Solicitors for the Petitioner, 27, Gardiner's-place, Dublin.




In the Matter of the Estate of Gustavus William LAMBART, Owner.

Ex parte

John Henry ROPER, and others, Petitioners.

WHEREAS by an absolute order bearing date the Eleventh day of FEBRUARY last, it was ordered that the following Lands should be SOLD, viz., the Mansion-house, Town and Lands of Painstown, now called Beaupare; the Town and lands of Rowlandstown, and Thirty Acres of Thurstantown; the Town and Lands of Dunore, otherwise Dunower; the Town and Lands of Rolandstown, otherwise Cagarron, commonly called Clegarron, and Carrick Dexter, and their several sub-denominations respectively, situate in the Barony of DULEEK and


The Manor of Kilbeggan, with the Demesne Lands thereunto belonging, and the Town Parks of Kilbeggan, and the Lands of Coola, and their several sub-denominations respectively, situate in the Barony of MOYCASHEL and


The Lands of Caponrath, and its several sub-dominations respectively, situate in the Barony of KILCOURCEY and


And the Premises Situate in the Town of


Now all persons claiming Estates or Interests on the said premises, who may object to such order, are hereby informed that the Commissioners will hear any application which any such person may desire to bring before them....

And All persons claiming charges or incumbrances on the said premises, or any part thereof, are required to lodge a brief statement of the particulars thereof, at the said Office, within Two Calendar Months from the date hereof....

Dated this 23rd day of March, 1850.


Thomas Edmund WRIGHT, Solicitor for Petitioners, No.72 Talbot-street, Dublin

ROBBERY--On the night of Tuesday last, 4 two-year-old heifers and 1 yearling bullock were stolen off the lands of Drumina near Belturbet, the property of Mr. Henry COOPER.

April 12, 1850

CARRICK-ON-SHANNON UNION.--At a case of appeal against the valuation of property in the Carrick-on-Shannon union tried at Ballinamore quarter sessions on the 9th of April, the Assistant Barrister, D. R. KANE, Esq., decided that where a Landlord takes possession of several farms of land and throws down the houses for his own benefit, the valuation is not entitled to reduce the original valuation with a view of deducting the value of the houses so thrown down.


The court was opened this morning (Monday) at ten o'clock by Charles G. BURKE, Esq., who sits as Assistant-Barrister pro tem, when the following grand jury was sworn to examine the bills:--Thos. HARTLEY, foreman; James FAY, Edward KENNEDY, Wm. MOORE, Francis M'CABE, Alexander KETTYLE, Mathew LOUGH, Peter BRADY, William Moore BLACK, J. WANN, J. A. FARIS, Eugene M'MANUS, R. MAXWELL, J. KILROY, Alexander BERRY, Thomas PHILLIPS, and Wm. M'GEE, Esqrs.

His Worship addressed the grand jury briefly, complimenting them on the lightness of the calendar and on the tranquility of the county; and concluded by requesting each member to attach his signature to the bills they would find in consequence of the paucity of jurors in attendance.

The following is a list of the business of the court:--Civil bill entries, 700; ejectment entries, 48; replevin entries, 4; spirit licences granted, 4; appeals to conviction, 2; applications for registry granted, 2.

The following market-jury was then called and sworn:--Wm. Moore BRICE, Wm. JOHNSTON, James O'BRIEN, Thomas HINDS, Bernard WALLS, Jas. KELLY, Patt SMITH, T. MATTHEWS, Francis M'CABE, Jas. FAY, Alexander KETTYLE, and James SIMONS, Esqrs.

His Worship then said he thought it needless to make any remarks to them as he thought they knew their duty perfectly well. The jury then withdrew.

The Crown business terminated on this day.

The following petty jury was sworn to try the cases:--Messrs. James KELLY, foreman, John DOBSON, Alexander M'DOWELL, Joseph JOHNSTON, H. RAMSEY, Wm RAMSEY, Wm. PRATT, James SMITH, John GILCHRIST, Samuel RAMSEY, and Thomas BROWNE.


Patrick REILLY, sen., John REILLY, Patrick REILLY, jun., Edward REILLY, Bridget REILLY--riot and assault--prosecution withdrawn.

John, Moses, and Anne FANNON--rescue under sessions' decree--no prosecution.

Wm. HILL--rescue of a cow seized for rent--24 hours' imprisonment.

Owen SHERIDAN, Anne SHERIDAN, Bridge MURPHY and Mary REILLY--larceny of wheat, oats, a quilt, and a sack, &c.--the first, two months' hard labour; the second, one month's hard labour; the third, five weeks' hard labour; and the last, transported for seven years.

His Worship, in passing sentence on the latter said, it was useless to give her another opportunity, as she had been convicted before, and allowing her to remain in gaol would be only burdening an over-burdened county, as she was not likely to become a better member of society.

John SCOTT-larceny--eight months' hard labour.

Catherine and Mary ROBINSON--larceny--the first, four days', and the latter two days' imprisonment.

Thomas BRADY--larceny from Cavan Workhouse--bill ignored.

Mary GRAY--larceny--bill ignored.

Thomas BRADY--larceny--bill ignored.

Daniel RAWLEY--larceny of fowl--six days' hard labour.

Patrick DOHERTY--larceny of potatoes--14 days' imprisonment, and a whipping on the last.

Owen M'CABE and James REILLY--larceny of fowl--the former one month's hard labour; and the latter six weeks.

Alexander SCOTT--larceny of iron--five days' hard labour.

Thomas DOLAN--assault--requitted.

Peter, Mary, John, and Alice M'GAGHRAN--riot and assault on the barony collector of Tullyhunco--the first, one calendar month's imprisonment, and the third eight, but the two females not guilty.

Mathew DONOHOE--having unregistered arms in his possession--12 hours' imprisonment.

Stephen SOUTH--like offence, and same punishment.

Michael REILLY--larceny of oats--two months' hard labour from committal.

Rose MAGUIRE--larceny--seven years' transportation.

His Worship, in passing sentence, said he took into consideration the number of times she was convicted ere this, and he was now called upon to satisfy the law, which had previously given her so many opportunities to redeem her character, but to no effect.

Elizabeth MAGUIRE--larceny, and previously convicted--transported for seven years under the above consideration.

Margaret BOWS--larceny of a watch--not guilty.

Owen LYNCH--larceny from Cavan Workhouse--one week's hard labour.

Catherine SHERIDAN--like offence, and like sentence.

Mathew MARTIN--larceny--one month's hard labour.

Mathew COYLE--assault--bill ignored.

Peter M'CONNEN and Philip SMITH--larceny--acquitted.

Mary Anne PLUNKETT and Mary REILLY--larceny--the former, nine days' hard labour, and the latter acquitted.

The following was the only case of interest; Patk. LYNCH indicted for that he with others on the 29th of November last at Ballyjamesduff, did assault Joseph PORTER, so as to inflict grievous bodily harm. The evidence against the prisoner was clear and conclusive that he was the person that did seduce Mr. PORTER out of the house until he received a beating by the persons who were leagued with the prisoner out-side. Mr. PORTER swore that he (the prisoner at the bar) was the person that coaxed him out, but on account of the darkness of the night, could not swear he struck him. The other witnesses swore to the fact of the prisoner striking him. His Worship in passing the sentence said, he was guilty of a treacherous and most disgraceful act that would not be tolerated in any civilized country, that of cowardly and deceitfully leading a man innocently into the hands of a cowardly lot of assassins so as to inflict serious bodily harm on him. He concluded by saying it happened well for the prisoner that his life was not taken, the preservation of which was not to be attributed to him, or he would be tried differently. The sentence was passed in the usual way, that he be transported beyond the seas for seven years. The prisoner was the only son of a widow. Mr. PORTER earnestly begged his worship to revoke the sentence on the above consideration, but the court was inexorable.

The sessions are still going on and are not likely to terminate until to-morrow evening.


The Barony of Loughtee, divided at present into Upper and Lower, belonged entirely to the O'Reillys.

In the Plantation of Ulster, under James I., John Taylor, Esq., received a grant of two thousand profitable acres of land in Loughtee, under the title of the Manor Aghieduff. He took immediate measures to fulfil the conditions of his patent by laying the foundation of a town at Ballyhaise and encouraging Scotch and English undertakers to settle upon the estate. He built a strong Bawn of lime and stone for his own residence, on the site of the present castle, which, from it position, commanded the ford over the river. When Pynner visited the Ulster Plantations he found eighteen English and Scotch families living in the Manor, and everything around the infant colony appeared in the most prosperous condition. Six of the settlers held by sixty-one years', and the remainder by thirty-one years' leases, at a nominal rent; and they could muster an available force of twenty able-bodied men. The breaking out of the great rebellion obliged Mr. Taylor and his tenants to fly for their lives, and to leave their possessions to the mercy of the Irish. On the 6th November, 1641, Philip M'Hugh O'Reilly of Ballinacargy, Knight of the Shire for Cavan, ordered a general gathering of his clansmen from 16 to 60 years of age, to be held at Virginia, and on the 11th of December following he had possession of the whole county, except the castles of Keelagh and Croghan which were defended by Sir Francis Hamilton and Sir James Craig. The English and Scotch undertakers were under the necessity of seeking refuge in these strong-holds or escaping to the fortified town of Drogheda. Sir James Craig died in April, 1642, and Sir Francis Hamilton surrendered the castles to O'Reilly on conditions; he and his garrisons of 1,340 men being allowed safe conduct to Drogheda. The Irish rebels followed up their success by besieging Sir Henry Tichbourne in Drogheda; but they were routed with great slaughter, and on their road homewards committed most barbarous outrages upon any settlers who had not escaped out of the country. They forced numbers of the defenceless prisoners into the river at Belturbet and Butlersbridge where they were drowned. Four of the inhabitants of Ballyhaise were among the victims, namely Robert Howe, John Howe, Abraham Jones and William Rocket. It is traditionally asserted that Phillip O'Reilly was adverse to these barbarities, but that M. M'Edward O'Reilly of Kivet Castle, the high sheriff, butchered in cold blood every stranger who fell into his hands. This cruel predatory warfare lasted for several years, during which time the county of Cavan was laid waste by the contending parties.

"In August, 1642, Lord Lisle marched towards Cavan, and destroyed all the property he met until he arrived at Ballynacargy. The rebels had retired to their places of strength, so that he could not bring them to an engagement." A cessation of arms was adopted in 1643, when the civil wars broke out in England, but it lasted a short time, for General Munroe marched ten thousand Scotch troops into Cavan about midsummer, 1644, to fight Owen Roe O'Neill. O'Neill defeated Munroe at Benburb in 1646, and died in Cloughouter Castle in December, 1649. In 1650 (June 20) Sir Charles Coote routed the Irish of Cavan, Monaghan, and Tyrone at Scarfollis, near Derry, and marching into the county Cavan reduced Cloughouter and the other castles, and Col. Hewson, in the same year, inflicted another defeat upon Philip O'Reilly, killing 400 and taking 38 officers and 376 privates prisoners. These actions gave a preponderance to the English in Cavan, which they maintained till the restoration of Charles II.

The Ballyhaise estate belong to the family of Taylor for three generations, when an intermarriage with the daughter and heiress of the last possessor carried it into the family of Newburgh. In 1692, Stratford Canning, of Gorvagh, married Letitia, daughter and heiress of Obadiah Newburgh, of Ballyhaise, and obtained a considerable moiety of the property as her dowry. This Stratford Canning disinherited his eldest son, George, on account of an improvident marriage, who went to London and died in 1771, leaving an infant son, afterwards so eminent as an orator and statesman. The larger portion of the Ballyhaise estate devolved to Brohill Newburgh, he having adopted that name instead of Pocklington, on obtaining the inheritance. He raised and headed an independent company in the wars of the revolution, and was present at the several battles of that period. In 1703, the first stone bridge was erected over the Ballyhaise river, Broghill Newburgh and Cosby Nesbitt being the overseers. Mr. Newburgh built the castle and made extensive improvements on the estate by plantations and buildings. He laid out the plan of the town with great taste, and through the instrumentality of himself and his two successors, the village and demesne of Ballyhaise were not inferior in beauty to many in Ireland. It is said that strangers came "far and near" to view the scenery and buildings of Ballyhaise. The peculiar shape of the houses in the town, the handsome market-house, the richly-wooded neighbourhood, the castle, groves, grottoes, and gardens were all objects of attraction, and the novelty in those days of a fountain continually playing in the lawn made the place peculiarly interesting. In 1714, Broghill Newburgh and Mervyn Pratt were elected members for the county of Cavan, being the only instance in which either of these families enjoyed that honor. Parliament was not then regulated by the septennial act, and no dissolution having occurred in the interim, those gentlemen served throughout the entire reign of George I, until the year 1727, when Charles Coote and John Maxwell were chosen in their stead. Mr. Newburgh charged his property with a grant, for ever, of Ten Pounds per annum to the Minister and Churchwardens of Ballyhaise. He died about the year 1739.

His eldest son, and successor, Thomas Newburgh, is remarkable for his poetic talent and refined taste. He published a volume of poems, which are curious as the production of a country gentleman, and also as the oldest specimen of the Cavan press, being printed by T. Ireland, Cavan, anno domini MDCCLXII.

April 26, 1850


War-Office, April 18

5th Regiment of Dragoon Guards - Capt. Richard Thompson, from the 49th Foot, to be captain, vice Holder, appointed to the Scots Fusilier Guards; Lieut. Chardin Philip Johnston to be captain, by purchase, vice Robson, who retires; Cornet F. H. Swinden to be lieutenant, by purchase, vice Johnson.

3rd Light Dragoons - Cornet Robert Macneill to be lieutenant, by purchase, vice Cookes promoted; John N. Preston to be cornet, by purchase, vice Macneill. Scots Fusilier Guards - Capt. Charles Holder, from the 5th Dragoon Guards, to be lieutenant and captain, by purchase, vice Lord Robert Taylour, appointed to the 49 Foot.

3rd Regiment of Foot - Ensign James Pope, from the 84th Foot, to be ensign.

7th Foot - Lieut. G. G. Mosley, from the 59th Foot, to be lieutenant, vice Senior, who exchanges.

31st Foot - Lieut. C. J. O. Swaffield to be captain, by purchase, vice L'Estrange, who retires; Ensign R. J. Leeson to be lieutenant, by purchase, vice Swaffield.

42nd Foot - Lieut. Gen. Sir James Douglas, K.C.B., from the

93rd Foot, to be colonel, vice Lieut-Gen. Sir John Macdonald, G.C.B., deceased.

47th Foot - Ensign C. A. Stevenson to be lieutenant, by purchase, vice Longmore, who retires.

48th Foot - Lieut. John Richard Lovett, from the 76th Foot, to be lieutenant, vice Wyndowe, appointed adjutant of a recruiting district.

49th Foot - Liet. (sic) And Capt. Lord Robert Taylour, from the Scots Fusilier Guards, to be captain, vice Thompson, appointed to the 5th Dragoon Guards.

50th Foot - Ensign W. D. Shirley to be lieutenant, by purchase, vice Tottenham, who retires.

57th Foot - Capt. T. H. Ashton, from the 44th Foot, to be captain, vice H. M. Smith, who retires upon half-pay, 14th Foot; Lieut. G.B.Y. Arbuckle, from the 8th Foot, to be lieutenant, vice Kenny, appointed to the 84th Foot.

59th Foot - Lieut. S. Senior, from the 7th Foot, to be lieut., vice Mosley, who exchanges. 64th Foot - Lieut. F. B. Forster, from the 36th Foot, to be lieutenant, vice Loft, deceased.

64th Foot - Lieut. G. H. Evans has been allowed to retire from the service by the sale of his commission.

71st Foot - Lieut. Morris R. Campbell, from half-pay 68th Foot, to be paymaster, vice Souter, deceased.

73rd Foot - Assistant-Surgeon A. J. Frazer, from the Hospital Staff, to be assistant-surgeon, vice Buckler, who resigns.

78th Foot - Lieut.-Col. Henry Horatio Kitchener, from half-pay 9th Foot, to be lieutenant-colonel, vice Edward Twopenny, who exchanges; Major Henry Wm. Stisted to be lieutenant-colonel, by purchase, vice Kitchener, who retires; Captain H. Hamilton to be Major, by purchase, vice Stisted; Lieut. G. A. Lockhart to be captain, by purchase, vice Hamilton; Ensign John S. M. Dick to be lieutenant, by purchase, vice Lockhart; Ensign Richard H. Martin, from the 36th Foot, to be ensign, vice Dick.

84th Foot - Lieut. E.C.G. Kenny, from the 57th Foot to be lieutenant, vice Arbuckle, appointed to the 57th foot.

87th Foot - Capt. Frederick C. Herring, from the 36th Foot, to be captain, vice Richard S. O'Brien, who retires upon half-pay 36th Foot.

91st Foot - Assistant-Surgeon R. S. Peile, from the Hospital Staff, to be assistant-surgeon, vice Munro, appointed to the Staff. 23rd Foot - Major-Gen. Wm. Wemyss to be colonel, vice Lieut.-Gen. Sir James Douglas, K.C.B., appointed to the 42nd Foot. Hospital Staff - Assistant-Surgeon. Wm. Monro, M.D., from the 91st, to be assistant-surgeon to the Forces, vice Frazer, appointed to the 73rd Foot. Acting Assistant-Surgeon Robert McGregor, to be assistant-surgeon to the Forces, vice Peile, appointed to the 91st Foot.


A situation as SCHOOLMISTRESS: she can Teach Reading, Writing, and Arithmetic; English Grammar and Geography; Plain and Fancy Sewing and Knitting; and if required could teach an Infant-School. She has had some years' experience as a Teacher. Every satisfaction will be given with respect to Character and Testimonials.

Any commands address X. Y., to the Anglo-Celt Office, will be attended to.


These sessions were concluded on Thursday, the 18th inst., before Charles G. Burke, Esq., the locum tenens of P. M. Murphy, Esq., Q.C., Assistant-Barrister for this county.

The following is the rule of court:-

Philip and Thomas Smith - pound breach and assault - Philip Smith, acquitted; Thomas Smith, three weeks' imprisonment.

John McCabe, John Sullivan, Ulty Sullivan, Patt Sullivan, John Smith, Terence Brady, Owen Daley and Samuel Leahy - indicted for a riot on the 17th September last - acquitted.

Hugh McIntee - rescue - acquitted.

Patt Murphy and Thomas Flood - assault - no prosecution.

Bridget McCabe - larceny - acquitted.

Mary Leddy - larceny - acquitted.

Judith McGillick - larceny - four months' hard labour.

Anne Fluker and Catherine Kavanagh - larceny - acquitted.

John Bryans - larceny - twenty-four hours' imprisonment.

James Solevin - larceny - one weeks' imprisonment.

Bridget Reilly - larceny - twenty-four hours' imprisonment.

Philip Farrelly - larcey - twenty-four hours' imprisonment.

Maryanne White - larceny - acquitted.

Margaret Brady - larceny - acquitted.

Edward Carroll - larceny - twenty-four hours' imprisonment.

Thomas Clarke, Peter Clarke, and Rose Clarke - larceny - Thomas Clarke six months' hard labour; Peter and Rose Clarke acquitted.

Andrew King and Andrew Fagan - larceny - each six months' hard labour.

Edward Hall and Thomas Connor - assault - prosecution withdrawn.

Peter Weldon and Thomas Mulligan - assault - prosecution withdrawn.

Michael Doude, Michael Reilly, and Patrick Gaffney - rescue - prosecution withdrawn. Thomas Farrelly, Jane Farrelly, and Michael Ward - riot and assault - no bill.

John Dermott - assault - no prosecution. Catherine Larken - larceny - one weeks' imprisonment.

Mathew Farrelly - larceny - twenty-four hours' imprisonment.

Richard Preston - three months' hard labour and three times whipt. James McMahon - larceny - twenty-four hours' imprisonment.

Maryanne McCarney - obtaining money under false pretences - nine calendar months' hard labour.

Charles Murtaugh - larceny - two calendar months and twice whipt. Bernard Smith - burglary and robbery - no bill.

Patrick McCann - larceny - six weeks' hard labour and twice whipt. Mr. Robert Bowden entered into the necessary security, before justices, as high constable and baronial collector for the barony of Tullygarvey.


April 19, at Fitzwilliam-square, South, Mrs. Richard BOURKE, of a son. April 18, at Lower Boggot-street, the lady of John A. ORR, Esq., F.R.C.S.I., of a son.

April 21, at Upper Dorset-street, Mrs. John CHALONER, of a daughter.

On the 23rd instant, in Killeshandra Church, by the Rev. Doctor MARTIN, F.T.C.D., Charlotte, youngest daughter of the late William HARKNESS, Esq., of Corr House, in this county, to John Alexander FARIS, Esq., of Farrenseer, also in this county.

On the 18th April, in St. Geroge's Church, Captain Francis WINTER, late of the Bengal army, son of the late John P. WINTER, Esq., of Agher, county Meath, to Ana Julia, eldest daughter of Lieut. Col. CAULFIELD, of Bloomfield, county Westmeath.

On the 24th inst., in Cavan, Miss H. WILSON, aged 66 years. The deceased, who was much respected, was daughter of Dr. WILSON, formerly of this town.

On the 16th inst., at Fortfield, Rathfernham, Caroline Jane, infant daughter of William HUMPHRYS, Esq., of Ballyhaise House, county Cavan.

April 19, James POWER, Esq., of Lower Baggot-st, Dublin.

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