Published in Cavan, county Cavan

July 5, 1850

CAVAN QUARTER SESSIONS.--At the last quarter sessions a rather important case was tried, affecting a large number of tenants. G. M. KNIPE, Esq., J.P., Erne Hill, plaintiff, and 60 tenants defendants. S. N. KNIPE and T. COCHRANE, Esqrs., appeared for the former and James ARMSTRONG, and Matthew TULLY, Esqrs., for the latter.

The facts are briefly as follow.

The lands upon which those parties are located belong to the see of Kilmore, and in September, 1831, Mr. Knipe was obliged to renew his lease and pay a fine, the leases of the tenants having expired at the same time. Subsequently the tenants applied to Mr. Knipe for a renewal of their terms, which he consented to grant, without an increase of rent, on their paying two guineas each as an imput to partly meet the fine which he himself was out of pocket. They all did so; but a few took out leases. In those leases Mr. Knipe mentioned that all the other tenants on the property held on the same terms. The defence set up was, that this money was not on imput, but the full rent for the last two years of their leases, which will expire in 1851, and which they paid in advance to be allowed to continue in possession. After a patient hearing of the case, the jury gave a verdict in favour of the plaintiff.


On Friday last, in this town, the wife of Mr. John M'GUINNESS, of a daughter.

On the 23d ultimo, at Dundalk, the lady of Dr. BOYD, of a son.

June 28, the lady of the Rev. Wm. TARBOTTON, of Limerick, of a son.

June 23, at Lower Mount-street, the lady of Weldon S. MOLONY, Esq., of a daughter.


On the 27th, in Lucan church, Captain Edward J. T. MONTRESOR, of the 55th Regt., son of the late Sir H. T. MONTRESOR, K.C..B., G.C.H., of Denne Hill, Kent, to Adelaide Harriet, daughter of Sir Hopton S. SCOTT, K.C.B., of Woodville, Lucan.

On the 26th ultimo, in Ballybay Presbyterian Church, John JOHNSTON, Esq., of Belfast, to Mary, eldest daughter of John JACKSON, Esq., of Crieve, county Antrim.


At Larah, on the 26th ultimo, of malignant fever caught in the discharge of his sacred duties, in the 53rd year of his age and 30th of his ministry, the Rev. Hugh BRADY, P.P. In his demise religion has sustained no ordinary loss; he governed his flock, like a fond father, and lived in their affection. In the discharge of the spiritual wants of his people, he also ministered to the temporal wants of the poor. He has left behind him a character for charity, piety, and humility, which endeared him during life to all who had experienced the benefit of is ministry, the advantage of his acquaintance, or knowledge of his virtues. His remains were conveyed from his late residence to the neat parish church of Larah, which was erected by his exertions, and stands a monument of his piety and zeal, and were there deposited in their last resting place, admidst the tears of the poor, who will long lament his loss.

On the 28th June, at Castlebellingham, in the 74th year of his age, Major James SWEENY, late of the 62 Regiment.

At Richmond House, Dundalk, on Monday the 24th June, aged 90 years, Charlotte, the beloved wife of Lennox BIGGER, Esq.

On the 28th ult., at Newhall, suddenly, James MACDONNELL, Esq., for many years a magistrate of the county Clare.

On the 1st instant, at Dungannon, after a few day's illness, of fever, Anne, the beloved wife of the Rev. John R. DARLEY. Mr. DARLEY was about proceeding to Cootehill to undertake the duties of that parish when it pleased the Lord to visit him with this affliction.


(From a Correspondent.)

These sessions commenced before P. M. MURPHY, Esq., Q.C., Assistant-Barrister for the county, at 10 o'clock on Thursday morning, 27th June, and in the course of the day the following magistrates also took their seats on the bench, viz:--The Very Rev. Samuel Adam DEAN of Cashel, Northlands; John WILCOCKS, Esq., R. M., Kingscourt; C. J. ADAMS, Esq.; R. N., Shinan House; Joseph DIXON, Bailieborough, and Ballyfree, County Wicklow; Charles MORTIMER, Esq., Lakelands; Samuel SMITH, Esq., Cherrymount; Andrew NIXON, Esq., Lurgan Lodge, and Francis PRATT, Esq., Corinshega. (This gentleman has been recently appointed to the commission of the peace for Cavan).

They (the sessions) were rather heavier than was expected under the present circumstances of the country, particularly in the items of crown numbers and ejectments, as will appear by the following synopsis:--66 crown numbers; 76 ejectments; 430 civil bill processes entered; 2 replevins; 3 spirit licenses granted; 2 appeals from magistrate's convictions; no legacy cases, and no registry of parliamentary voters. The great many of the crown cases were of a very trivial nature, principally petty larcenies arising out of the poverty of the country. Most of the parties charged with the commission of these offences pleaded guilty, and were sentenced by the humane barrister to very lenient punishments. The following persons were sworn on the Grand Jury, viz:--Messrs. Moses COX, foreman; James PORTER; Stewart CHAMBERS; Robert TAYLOR; Henry GIBSON; George GILMER; Thomas HALL; James M'CULLAGH; Thomas CRANSTON; William WAUCHOP; Joseph REILLY; Samuel PARR.

In consequence of the disinclination of the persons summoned to serve on the grand jury to attend and discharge their duties, no greater number could be procured and empanelled upon it, therefore, the assistant-barrister was coerced to impose the mitigated fine of 40s. upon each defaulting juror, which he said should be enforced.

There were two abandoned females named Catherine BROGAN and Mary BROWN, of notorious bad character, sentenced to be each transported for ten years, having been convicted of the commission of no less than three burglaries in the town of Bailieborough on Saturday night last.


At twelve o'clock on Tuesday last the following gentlemen were sworn in on the Grand Jury by Samuel SWANZY, Esq., Clerk of the Crown, in presence of the High Sheriff, the Hon. H. Cavendish BUTLER, for the discharge of fiscal business:--

Sir John YOUNG, Bart., M.P., Bailieborough Castle,
Robert BURROWES, Esq., J.P., D.L., Stradone House
Wm. HUMPHRYS, Esq., J.P., D.L., Ballyhaise House,
Cosby Thomas NESBITT, Esq., Lismore,
George L'ESTRANGE, Esq., Lisnamandra,
John Edward VERNON, Esq., J.P., Bingfield,
Abraham BRUSH, Esq., Drumbar Lodge,
Henry SARGENT, Esq., J.P., Eighter,
Michael PHILLIPS, Esq., J.P. Glenview,
John Robert CUMMING, Esq., Crover,
William TATLOW, Esq., Crossdoney,
John GUMLEY, Esq., J.P., Belturbet,
Joseph LYNCH, Esq., J.P., Roebuck,
St. John Augustus CLERKE, Esq., Bailieborough,
Charles MORTIMER, Esq., J.P., Lakeview,

No other jurors appearing, the High Sheriff begged to bring before Sir John Young and the other gentlemen of the jury a letter he had received from Mr. REDINGTON relative to the keeper of the Cootehill bridewell. Mr. R's letter contained an extract of a letter from Mr. REDDY stating that the keeper of the above bridewell held a farm, and he (Mr. Reddington) wished to know if that were the fact as it was contrary to the provisions of the statute. The High Sheriff regretted that neither of the Messrs. CLEMENTS was present to give the necessary explanation.

It was stated by a gentleman in court that the keeper of the bridewell, Mr. TREANOR, some time ago held the situation of collector of the poor-rate in addition to that of the bridewell; but that he relinquished the collectorship in consequence of a memorial presented to the judge at the last assizes--that if he had any land it was a townpark upon which he could graze a cow--that he discharged his duty as keeper of the bridewell efficiently, and it would very hard to confine him to his salary of £20 a year and deprive himself and family of the milk of a cow--and that Mr. Reddy was persecuting this man on account of a private grudge.

This appearing to be the opinion of the jury, the High Sheriff said he would make further inquiries from Mr. Clements.

The Grand Jury then went into the fiscal matters. On coming to the arrears against the barony of Clonmahon, Mr. Vernon and others advised that the old arrears should be erased from the books, as they accrued ten years ago through the defalcation of a collector and there was not the smallest probability of recovering them.

This suggestion, we believe, was adopted.

Mr. MASTERSON (on behalf of the ratepayers) objected to the charge of 25l. a year for the expenses of the Engineer's office, and contended that he should be appointed an office in the court house.

It was explained that the sum was for the salary of a clerk, postage, &c., and the item passed.

Mr. Masterson objected to the sum given to a superannuated constable named MULLIGAN; but on an explanation, the presentment passed, as did also that for an Irish interpreter, after some opposition.

Mr. Masterson strongly objected to the retention of Mr. THORNTON as inspector of weights and measures, as the duty could not be properly discharged by any other party than the police.

This was the general impression. In the meantime, the jury appointed five of its members as a committee to inquire into the propriety of appointing three or four inspectors at a salary of £20 each.

Mr. Masterson objected to the salaries allotted to the officers of the gaol. He said that in Limerick, where there were 800 prisoners, the officers received no more than in Cavan, where there were not more than 200.

Mr. Thompson, J.P., Local Inspector, explained that during the last year there was a saving in the gaol of £1,200 as compared with the preceding year.

Mr. Masterson tendered the Grand Jury and the ratepayers for the saving they had already effected, but he hoped they would increase their exertion in the same way, for much more yet remained to be done to lighten the burdens of the ratepayers, many of whom could not afford a drop of milk to their families.

The remainder of the day, as also the following day (Wednesday), was occupied by the Grand Jury in the discharge of the ordinary road business. Every presentment was canvassed closely previous to being passed.


Our readers will recollect that at the late Present Sessions for the Barony of Clonmahon, held at Ballinagh, Mr. POLLOCK put in an application for sum of £310 11s. 8d. for damages he alleged he sustained by the malicious burning of his mill on the night of the 20th of December last. In the foregoing item is included £50 for loss of time, while getting the mill in repair. A full report of the evidence given on the occasion having appeared in our impression of the 17th of May last, it now remains only to give a very brief outline of the proceedings, as our space is limited, as the case before the Grand Jury to-day. Thomas COCHRANE, Montray ERSKINE, and John ARMSTRONG, Esqrs., Solicitors, sustained the application on the part of Mr. POLLOCK; and Samuel SWANZY, and Edward MAGAURAN, Esqrs., Solicitors, on behalf of the cesspayers, opposed the application.

Mr. Erskine opened the case by a lengthened state of the facts connected with the transaction; and also the opposition offered Mr. Pollock in the reconstruction of the mill--his timber thrown into the river, and his men annoyed while quarrying the sand necessary for the building, &c. and then proceeded to state the threats, which the witnesses he produced proved, held out to any person known to go to Mr. Pollock's mill from another favourite one in the same neighbourhood. A man named MAGUIRE was sworn on his knees and warned against getting his corn ground in the mill; and another witness was served with a Molly Maguire's notice, and several other persons who were in the habit of getting their corn ground at Mr. P.'s mill, were either beaten or sworn by men armed with pistols as stated on oath. Two years ago a similar attempt was made but with no effect owing to the vigilance of the police under the late efficient Serjeant(sic) SPINKS. And another attempt was made by placing a coal in the thatch, which was also brought under the notice of the police. A piece of timber was thrown into the race-course at another period which broke the buckets, &c.....

Mr. Swanzy addressed the grand jury on behalf of the cesspayers. He contended that no malicious burning had been proved, on the contrary, the gentlemen on the opposite side brought forward a number of witnesses to prove the caution that had been taken on that particular occasion, more than any other time! It was unnecessary for him, he continued, to go into the facts of the case, or even examine a witness, before a grand jury who are so conversant with cases like this. The grand jury could not give a decision unless they had a clear and lucid statement before them that it was malicious--which they have not.....

Sir John Young then said they would go to luncheon, after which the decision would be given.

After the elapse of half-an-hour it was announced that the claim was disallowed. It seems that Mr. Pollock's claim was thrown out on this as on the former occasion, by the chairman's casting vote; the numbers being equal for an against. The court was crowded with anxious hearers during the investigation.

CROWN COURT--Yesterday

Shortly after three o'clock on yesterday (Thursday), Judge TORRENS opened this court. The usual preliminaries having been gone through, his lordship briefly congratulated the Grand Jury on the lightness of the calendar--there being but fifteen cases for trial, one of which only is serious, and on which a petty jury disagreed at the last assizes.

The Grand Jury retired and the court rose, having sat about twenty minutes.


At half-past nine o'clock to-day Judge TORRENS entered court.

Mary Anne DYAS pleaded guilty to stealing a purse containing 3s. 2d. from the pocket of Mary WINSLOW. Sentence--three months' imprisonment.

Anne KIERNAN pleaded guilty to stealing two hens from John DRUM. To be imprisoned one week and then to be sent to the workhouse.

Patrick CARROLL pleaded guilty to the larceny of a pair of socks. To be kept to hard labour for three months.


The Right Hon. Chief Justice DOHERTY being unable from ill-health to open this court to-day, Judge TORRENS, after fiatting the presentments adjourned the Crown Court, and took his seat at the Record Court, to hear appeals, of which there were sixteen.

(To be continued in our next.)

DEATH OF MR. E. D. BROWNE, M.P.--It is with much regret we have to announce the sudden demise of Mr. Robert Dillon BROWNE, M.P. for the county of Mayo. He appeared up to Sunday evening in the enjoyment of perfect health. The attack however which caused his death was so rapid that he expired on yesterday (Monday) morning at about ten o'clock. By this event a vacancy has occurred in the representation of the county of Mayo.--Globe.

for the sale of

In the matter of the Estate of John D. BRADY, Esq., Owner
Ex parte, Romney FOLEY, Petitioner.

IN pursuance of the Order of the Commissioners made in this matter, they will, on FRIDAY, the 26th day of JULY, next, at the hour of Twelve o'Clock at Noon, at their Chambers, in Henrietta-street, Dublin.

The following Lands:--

LOT No. 1
containing according to the Ordnance Survey, 148a., 2r. 3p., statute measure, held in Fee-Simple.
These Lands are well circumstanced with Four Miles of Carrick-on-Shannon; they are of prime quality, and chiefly under grass; there is a good Dwelling-house, Out-offices, and Garden on the Lands of Keonbrook, and the Grounds are judiciously Planted. The Purchaser can be put into the possession of the entire of this Lot, with the exception of about 3 Acres, set to tenants. It is valued as worth £124 per Year, subject to the Annual Tithe Rent-Charge of £2 14. 10d.

LOT No. 2
THE LANDS OF GORTNAGULLEN, OR GORTNAGULLION, situate in the same County and Barony,
containing, by recent survey, 402a. 0r. 22p., held under a Fee-farm Grant, at the yearly rent of £42 sterling, and also subject to the Annual Tithe Rent-charge of £3 10s. 2d., producing a profit rent of £137 18s. 3½d. per annum.

Dated this 10th day of June, 1850.

For Rentals, and further particulars, apply at the Office of the Commissioners, No. 14, Henrietta-street, Dublin; to
Joseph William FOLEY, Solicitor, having the carriage of Sale, at No. 14, Great Charles-street, Dublin, where Maps of the Estate
may be inspected;
Samuel F. MEYLER, Esquire, Solicitor, 25, Great Brunswick-street, Dublin; to
Mr. George EARLY, Keonbrook, Cashearrigan, County Leitrim, who will show the Lands; or to
Messrs. STOCKLEY and THOMPSON, Slicitors, No. 16 Castle-street, Liverpool.

AN EMIGRANT.--We have been favoured with the perusal of a letter from a young lady, Miss F. E. GANNON, who lately left this county (Cavan) for America, and who is now settled in Pittsburgh. She speaks in the most glowing terms of the kindness of the Captain of the vessel in which she went out to New York, although by mistake, the name of the vessel is not given. Captain FRENCH treated the Passengers with the greatest kindness through a long and difficult voyage. The fair emigrant tenderly alludes to the condition of her dear native land, and with the genuine feeling which pervades every true *Irish hear she looks forward to the day when *Ireland will be able to afford happy homes to the lovely daughters and generous sons who were ushered into life on her bosom. Miss G. strongly recommends her immediate relatives to emigrate.


The meeting to-day was a great triumph for the cause of tenant-right, and has done honour to the men of Louth as champions to the noble cause. A platform was erected in the open space before the new Catholic Church, and it was crowded by Catholic and Presbyterian clergymen, and a vast number of the tenant farmers. The meeting at one period numbered from 12 to 15 thousand persons, who cheered the different speakers in the most enthusiastic manner.

At two o'clock, on the motion of Mr. M'ALESTER, seconded by the Rev. Mr. KENDELAN, P.P., Thomas BRADFORD, Esq., of Cairnbeg, was called to the chair amid loud cheers.

The Chairman read the requisition calling the meeting, and said he was ready to hear any one who had a resolution to propose.

The Rev. Mr. BANNON, P.P., proposed the first resolution. He said he felt great pleasure in proposing it. It was most pleasing to him to see Catholics and Presbyterians joining together to do justice to the country, and obtain the people's rights.....Mr. BANNON concluded by calling on the people to nail their colours to the mast, and never take them down till they won the victory (great cheering.)

Mr. S. DICKIE seconded the motion...The resolution was unanimously adopted.

Mr. J. M. M'ALISTER moved the second resolution. He congratulated the meeting on the unanimity which existed amongst them. They had Protestants, Presbyterians, and Catholics on the platform, and when such was the case, he trusted that victory would crown their labours.

The Rev. Mr. DOBBIN came forward admidst loud cheers to second the resolution......[Resolutions were moved and seconded by Mr. Nicholas, MARKEY, seconded by Mr. William M'CULLOCH, of Dundalk; Mr. Owen MARKEY, seconded by the Rev. M. RUTHERFORD, Presbyterian Minister; Mr. John COLLIER seconded by the Rev. Mr. KENDELAN, P.P. Inniskeen; The Rev. Mr. BEATTY, Presbyterian Minister, of Dundalk, seconded by Mr. James O'HANLON; Mr. J. P. NEARY]

Mr. J. O'HAGAN came forward, amid loud cheers, and said he had great pleasure in moving the resolution for forming Tenant Protection Society. Mr. John FARLEY seconded the resolution, which was adopted.

The meeting at five o'clock separated, cheering for tenant right. Dundalk Democrat.

July 12 1850



Numerous circulars have been issued by the Cavan Tenant-Right Committee, (organized on Wednesday last,) to the clergy, gentry, farmers and all other parties who are alive to the justice and imperative necessity of a prompt and satisfactory settlement of the Landlord and Tenant question, to sign a requisition calling on the High Sheriff, the Hon. Henry Cavendish Butler, to convene a county meeting to be held in Cavan towards the close of the present month, for the discussion of this all-engrossing topic.

From the influential positions occupied by numerous parties who have promised their cordial co-operation, the Committee may safely predict that the meeting will be second to none that has as yet taken place for a similar purpose; and from what the Committee know of the Cavan people they are sure that they will prove "the mettle of their pasture" on the momentous occasion.

The following are a portion of the names which have been already appended to the requisition. The lists are given as they were sent in to the Secretary.

*Rev. R. Fleming, Presbyterian Minister.
*Z. Wallace, Proprietor of Anglo-Celt.
*Rev. T. O'Reilly, C.C..
*Edward M'Gauran, Solicitor.
*James Fay, Merchant.
*Rev. Thomas Mulvany, C.C.
*Alexander Kettyle, Merchant.
*Edward Kennedy, Merchant.
*William Hauge, Builder.
*John Moore, farmer, Ballymacarue
*James O'Brien, Printer and Bookseller
*William Moore, Merchant.
*P. Fay, Tea-dealer and Grocer.
James Reilly, Farnham Arms Hotel, Main-street.
Peter Brady, Hotel.
William Clemenger, Coach-builder.
John Reilly, Victualler.
James Simons, Saddle and Harness-maker.
*Mathew Lough, Merchant.
Henry Nalty, Licentiate Apothecary.
John Carson, do., do.,
*James Kelly, Butter Merchant and Grocer.
William M'Ginness, Baker and Publican.
John M'Ginness, do., do.,
Thomas Brown, Flour Merchant.
Peter M'Cann, Tanner, &c.;
James Smith, Publican.
F. James Smith, Confectioner
Charles Maguire, Pawnbroker.
Cornelius Phillips, Merchant.
L. Lamb, farmer, Currahoo.
Thomas Masterson, publican.
John Brady, grocer and publican.
Thomas Clinton, haberdasher.
Patrick Gallagher, innkeeper.
Patraick Gallagher, jun., grocer, &c.;
Charles Maguire, publican.
Patrick Reilly, shopkeeper.
Patrick Naulty, petty sessions' clerk.
Patrick Brady, shopkeeper.
John Downey, haberdasher.
James Reilly, baker and grocer.
James Somerville, publican.
Thomas Wm. Mathews, shopkeeper and house-painter.
Patt Smith, baker.
John King, grocer.
Edward Connor, boot and shoe-maker.
James Montgomery, shopkeeper.
Charles M'Cormick, shopkeeper.
Edward Fegan, auctioneer.
Thomas Thompson, Bridge-street.
Arthur Ellis, Grocer, &c., Bridge-street.
George Rouke, publican.
Edward Smith, Sec. T. C., Cavan

*Rev. W. Sweeny, Presbyterian Minister.
*Rev. Mathew M'Quaid, P.P.
*R. Kenny, M.D.
James D. Malone
Dr. J. Sheridan.
*Alexander Berry, proprietor, & P.L.G.
Charles Alexander, steward at Castle Hamilton.
William Armstrong, Corboy.
George Wilson, Derresket.
Henry Faris, Merchant.
Terance Kiernan, do.
J. Magee, Tully.
W. Clemenger, Tully.
R. Arnold, Aughanaderin.
James M'Cann, Shopkeeper.
Richard Reilly, Dernacross.
John M'Manus, Shopkeeper.
P. Magahran, Creevy.
William Faris, Cloggy.
R. Pringle, Clifton Hill.
W. Rogers, Cornacrum.
J. Berry, Kilbracken.
Charles Gillice, Ardragh.
J. Robinson, Drumlarney.
F. Connelly, Killishandra.
L. Sheridan, do. Samuel,
T. Crawford, do.
J. Disney. do.
P. Gibney, Hotel. do.
Patrick M'Cabe, do.
Charles Mellon, do.
Wm. Sheridan, do.
John O'Neill, do.
P. Gannon, do.
James M'Faddin, do.
David Finlay, do.
P. Masterson, do.
T. Kiernan, Kilbracken
John Brady do.
H. Donohoe, Derrindrahed.
Thomas Clgan, Snackeel.
James M'Call, Curnacloy.
M. Miles, Aughavadren.
Peter Lynch, Dearpark.
Thomas Breeney, Innish.

*Alexander Dickson, Distiller, &c.;
*S. Nixon Knipe, Solicitor.
*Thomas Smith, farmer, Miltown.
Andrew Armstrong, Ardloher.
*Owen Donegan, Aughalane.
O. Wynne, Farmer. Thomas Hinch, do.
*John Morton, Lanesborough Arms Hotel.
B. Fitzpatrick, Victualler.
Luke Reilly, Inn-keeper.
John Yaw, Farmer.
Philip M'Keany, do.
Wm. H. Kelly.
Philip Fitzpatrick.
P. Guerty.
T. Phillips, Merchant.
C. M'Millan, Publican.
P. M'Donald, Shopkeeper.
Philip M'Evoy.
J. Fitzsimon, Publican.
H. Cooper, Farmer, &c.;
P. Reilly, P. L. G.
*John Brady Ardlober.

Patt Smith, Farmer, Latoon.
Bernard Smith, do.
Peter Smith, do
Mat Smith, do. Poal.
Farrell Denneny do. Deralanin.
Owen Denneny, do.
James Denneny, do.

*T. O'Reilly, P. P. Drumgoon.
*James Creeth, Merchant
T. Brady, C. C., Drumgoon.
John Geddis, Farmer.
T. Brady, C. C., Drumgoon.
Richard Browne, Merchant
*E. M'Nulty, Draper, P. L. G.
Michael Smyth, Farmer
Chas. M'Dermott, Solicitor.
William Alcock, Farmer
Thomas Fay, Merchant.
Isaac Chapman, Grocer.
*Edward Cooney, Gent.
James Prior, Grocer
John Campbell, Merchant
Denis Lennon, Grocer
John Shera, Merchant.
Peter Gartlan, Grocer
John M'Cabe, Saddler.
E. Murphy, Veterinary Surgn.
James M'Elroy, Merchant.
Michael M'Cudden, Grocer.
John M'Nally, Grocer
P. Dolan, Linen Merchant.
Francis Brady, Corn Dealer.
Joseph Fleming, Merchant.
Alexander M'Cabe, Grocer.
Joseph Fleming, Merchant.
George M'Cabe, Innkeeper.
Patt Fay, Merchant.
John R. Moore, Merchant.
Jno. M'Crackin, Watchmaker.
John M'Gahan, P. L. G.
Joseph Adams, Merchant.
Michael Connolly, Grocer.
Thomas M'Cabe, Hotel.
Edward Trainor, Grocer.
Lawrence Tierney.

*A. Clemenger, Ardue.
Frances Ebbett, Drumgart.
*James Berry, Kilawilly.
Thomas Veitch, Ballyheady.
Joseph Knight, Ture Lodge
Myles Reilly, Kilawilly.
Wm. Gwynne, Farmer, &c.
*John Kane, Shopkeeper.
George Morton, Curaguhill
*Francis Finlay, Solicitor,
Thomas Knight, ditto. Agent, &c., Camough.

*Cornelius O'Reilly, P.P.
M. Sheridan, Farmer, Losset.
*Edward Lynch. C.C.
*J. Masterson, do., Corlismore
William Pollock, Coroner.

*. Kilroy, freeholder, Omard.
*Dr. Armstrong, Kingscourt.
*T. Hartley, do., Countenan.
Ml. Ward, Farmer, Kilcrssduff.
*Thomas Brady, C.C., Drung.
Thomas Reilly, Derrygarra.

Cavan, July 12, 1850

The gentlemen whose names appear in the above requisition with asterisks prefixed are requested to meet at the Committee Rooms, Globe Hotel, Cavan, on to-morrow (Saturday) evening, at 6 o'clock, to make some preliminary and necessary arrangements, to have the requisition forwarded, and the day of meeting appointed, of which due notice will be given to the public by advertisements in the Anglo-Celt and other journals hereafter to be named, and by placards.

The Committee having been hurriedly formed has reserved the right of adding to its numbers. All parties in favour of the present movement are requested to forward their names, early next week, to the Secretary, to have them appended to the requisition.

EDWARD ,'GAURAN, Secretary

Committee Rooms, Globe Hotel, Cavan


Bridget Carroll - rescue. Prosecution withdrawn.

James Reilly, John Clarke, Hugh Foy, Philip M'Caffry, Alice Reilly, and Judith M'Cabe - rescue of cattle seized under a sessions decree. Like rule.

James Treanor - assault on James Gallagher. Fined 2s. 6d. Owen Clarke, sen., Owen Clarke, jun., John Clarke, and Peter Clarke - riot and assault on Patt M'Cabe. Prosecution withdrawn.

Patrick Carolan and Mary Carolan - rescue of goods seized under a sessions decree. Like rule.

Alexander Mahood, Elizabeth Mahood, and Owen Smith - rescue of two cows seized for rent and arrears. Like rule.

John Smith, John M'Donald, Thomas Smith, Owen Reilly, and Thomas Tully - riot and assault on John Smith. Like rule.

Francis Tully - larceny of goods the property of Rose King. Three months' hard labour. Catherine Cahill - larceny. Six months hard labour.

James Fitzgerald - larceny. Two months and once whipt.

Patrick M'Entee - burglary and robbery from the house of Robert Waller. Twelve months' hard labour.

Margaret M'Donald - larceny. Acquitted.

Elenor Williamson - larceny. Two months hard labour.

Mary Smith - larceny. One months hard labour.

Edward Hall, James M'Mahon, Peter Geaarty, Thomas M'Phillips, Mary M'Kenna, and Elizabeth M'Kenna - riot and assault on Bernard Neil. Edward Hall 48 hours, remainder 24 hours.

Peter Dermott, Edward Dermott, and Thomas Dermott - riot and rescue under a manor court decree. Acquitted.

Elizabeth Sheridan - larceny. Like rule.

Hugh Quigley - larceny from Cootehill workhouse. Twenty four hours.

James Stokes - larceny from Cootehill workhouse. One week.

Anne Kettle - larceny from Cootehill workhouse. Like rule.

John Reed - larceny from Cootehill workhouse. One month hard labour.

Hugh Naulty - laceny (sic) from Baillieboro' workhouse. One month hard labour.

Thomas Cornew - larceny of a cow from Aanne Cornew (his mother.) Prosecution withdrawn.

Catherine Reilly - larceny. Two months from committal.

Thomas Dermott, Catherine Dermott, and James Crossan - assault on Catherine M'Enroe. Prosecution withdrawn.

Mary Reilly, and Bridget Murths - larceny. No bill.

Philip Biggery - rescue. Prosecution withdrawn.

Patrick Naulty - larceny. Like rule. Peter Daily - assault. One month and once whipt.

Mary O'Brien - larceny from Baillieboro' workhouse. One week hard labour. Patrick Ward - larceny from Ballieboro' workhouse. Three months hard labour.

John M'Daniel - larceny. Acquitted.

Catherine Muldoon, Thomas Muldoon, and Bridget Muldoon - larceny of a cow from Mary Fox. Each 12 months hard labour.

Anne Duff, Mary Campbell, James Rodgers, Michael Brady, and Patrick McManus - larceny. First twelve months hard labour; 2nd - six months do., 3d - four months do; 4th - three months do., and whipt the first and last week; 5th - four months do,, and whipt the first and last week.

Ann Dunleavy, and Mary Keogh - laceny (sic). Each two months hard labour.

Henry Adams, Terence M'Gillick, and John Conlen - larceny from Cootehill workhouse. Each one week hard labour.

Elenor Brown - larceny from the Cootehill workhouse. Three months hard labour.

Mary Johnston - larceny from the Cootehill workhouse. Fourteen days hard labour.

Anne Fitzsimons - larceny from the Cootehill workhouse. Acquitted.

Patrick Callaghan - larceny and former conviction. Seven years transportation.

Mary Brown, and Catherine Brogan - burglary and robbery and former conviction. Each ten years' transportation.

July 19 1850


Important Convictions

Saturday July 13. - James Casey, James Crotty, and James Lyons, were severally convicted of having been of the party who attached the police barrack at Cappoquin, on the night of the 16th of September last, and sentenced to be transported for fourteen years.

Thomas Wall was tried and convicted of a similar offence, and with James Ryan, who pleaded guilty, were severally sentenced to be transported for fourteen years.

John Walsh, a respectable looking young man, was convicted for having appeared by night, and was again tried with Edward Tobin, Thomas Donovan, and Michael Bryan, for having solicited persons to attack the police barrack at Cappoquin, all of whom were convicted, sentenced to transported for seven years.

James Burke, Thomas Hely, and Pat Cashman, were tried for a similar offence and acquitted.

Edward Christopher was tried and convicted of the murder of Michael Hogan, at Eagle-hill, and found guilty. He has not as yet been centenced. (sic)

Two other persons were found guilty and sentenced to be hanged, for the same offence at the last assizes, but not being considered as having taken an active part, their sentence were commuted to that of transportation. Edward Christopher, the man now tried, was the person who inflicted the wounds that caused the death of the deceased.


Carrick-on-Shannon, July 13, 1850.

Patrick Kelagher, Farrel Kiernan, Hugh Kiernan, and Elizabeth Kiernan were indicted for the manslaughter of John Kelagher, Patrick Kelagher having given him a mortal wound on the head with a stick, and the others aiding.

Patrick Kelagher and James Kelagher were examined, and proved the case, which was as follows - In the month of Feb. last, the deceased John Kelagher, got possession of a farm of eight acres of land from a man named Owen M'Teague, to whom he paid a fine for his interest; after taking the land the prisoners who were looking for it also got jealous of the preference given to deceased and they put their cattle on the lands to graze; on the 25th of February the deceased and brothers went out to drive the cattle off the land, in doing this they were resisted by the prisoners, a general fight took place in which deceased received such injuries as caused his death in 10 hours after; all the prisoners were identified as having struck deceased with sticks.

The jury found the male prisoners guilty, and acquitted Elizabeth Kiernan.


Lessee Ogle v. Vize

This was an issue on the validity of a will made by the late Captain Ogle of Dysart, in the county Westmeath. The property involved was of considerable amount, consisting of estates in the counties of Westmeath and Dublin. The trial occupied Friday, Saturday and Monday. On the evening of the last named day, after the jury retired, a conference took place between the counsel on both sides, when a consent was entered into by which it was agreed that the plaintiff and defendant should divide equally between them the real and personal estate of the testator, each party to abide his own costs in the case. The consent had scarcely been signed when the jury came into court with a verdict for the plaintiff.

THE 12TH OF JULY IN BELFAST. - The Belfast News-Letter states that a serious affray took place between the police and a number of youthful Orangemen. A young lad, aged 17, was arrested. He was acting as the drummer to the party, and his companions attempted to rescue him. The police were forced to fire, and several of the rioters were wounded.


July 12, at Belvidere-place, the lady of John Jas. Nugent, Esq., of a daughter.

July 9, at Collon, county Louth, the lady of John Sheckleton, Esq., of a son.


July 10, in Glasslough Church, Robert M'Kinstry, Esq., M.D., fourth son of the late Lee M'Kinstry, Esq., of Armagh, to Elizabeth Anne, second daughter of Henry George Johnston, Esq., of Port (?) Johnston, county Monaghan.

July 10, in Bellasis Presbyterian Church, James Morrow, Esq., of Park House, Ballyjamesduff, to Susan A., daughter of Thomas Hartley, Esq., of Countenan, Stradone.


On the 10th instant, at Warrenpoint, Julia, relict of John Reilly, Esq., J.P., of Earlsdale, county Down.

On the 8th instant, at Ballyvolane, (?) county Cork, Thomas Dwyer, Esq.


On Tuesday, the 16th of July instant, was celebrated the marriage of Jospeh Saunders, Esq.,, M.P. for Great Yarmouth, only son of J. Saunders, of Taplow Court, Bucks, Esq., and the Lady Virginia Taylour, youngest daughter of the Marquis of Headfort. The ceremony was performed in Kells Church by the Hon. And Rev. Edward Taylour, grand uncle of the bride, assisted by the Ven. The Archdeacon of Meath.

The fair bride was attended by a group of seven lovely bridesmaids, viz., Lady Olivia Taylour, Lady Margaret Bourke, Miss Beresford, Miss Stephenson, and the youthful Lady Madeline Taylour and Miss Dalton. The bride's dress was of the richest Honiton lace over white watered silk; a flowing veil of the same material, with a wreath of Orange flowers, completed the costume. Four of the bridesmaids were attired in dresses and mantles of primrose coloured silk; the remaining three in blue silk, and all wore lilies in their hair.

The bridal cortege was greeted in its progress through the town of Kells to the church by the cheers of the assembled crowd, amongst whom Lord Headfort, a constantly resident landlord, is deservedly popular. Thousands had assembled on the joyous occasion, and every face was full of humour and good will. Early recollections of the old inhabitants of the place were revived by the remarkable and gratifying fact of the ceremony being performed by the grand uncle of the bride whom many remembered having made his first appearance sixty years since at a similar ceremony in the town, and they looked on their venerable friend with delight as one of the family for whom they entertained the sincerest respect, and a gentleman exemplary in all the relations of life.

The bridal party returned, amidst loud and continued cheers, to Headfort House, where a splendid dejeuner was prepared for all the rank and fashion of the county Meath. After the dejeuner, the happy couple started for Ardgellan, the seat of the Hon. And Rev. A. Taylour, to spend the honeymoon.

July 26, 1850

Two well-known characters of this town - one a discarded apothecary's clerk, and the other, some time ago chain-boy to our county engineer, from which humble situation he was ignominiously dismissed by the Grand Jury for reasons best known to himself - having, during the week, posted up a small placard (couched in coarse and ungrammatical terms, and sans a printer's name) in different places, traducing the Proprietor of this journal for not opening his columns to their insane effusions, the Proprietor of the A.-C. will only remark that until a gentleman is bound by the recognized rules of society to chastise all obstreperous mendicants to whom he may meet on the street he cannot notice the parties above alluded to, unless he may find it necessary hereafter to file a criminal information against them.


July 25th, in this town, Mr. Patrick Naulty, deeply and sincerely regretted. He filled the office of Petty Sessions Clerk of this county for a great many years, as also several other high offices of trust in the county, all of which he discharged with a zeal and integrity seldom to be met with. His loss will be long felt by all who had the pleasure of his acquaintance.

July 16th, at Castletown, county Fermanagh, to the inexpressible grief of her family, after a long and painful illness born with Christian fortitud (sic) and resignation, Charlotta, wife of John Brien, Esq., and daughter of the late Rev. William Dawson, formerly Vicar of Clontibret, county of Monaghan.


Death of General Taylor-Terrific Fires at Brooklyn and Philadelphia, &c.

Liverpool, Saturday Night, 12 o'clock

The steam-ship, Niagara, Captain Rynie, which sailed from Boston on the 10th, and Halifax on the 12th has just arrived. She brings sixty-five passengers and the usual mails from Calcutta and the United States.

The most important part of the news is that relating to the death of General Taylor, who expired at the White House, Washington, on the 9th, at thirty-five minutes past ten o'clock, p.m. His death was calm and peaceful. The vice-president, mayor cabinet, marshal of the district, and family were present. His last words were - "I am prepared - I have endeavoured to do my duty."

A terrific fire took place at Brooklyn - property to a large extent was consumed - on the 7th, and on the 9th a most destructive fire had taken place in Philadelphia, whereby several lives were lost, and a dreadful destruction of property was sustained.

There is later news from California by the steamer Philadelphia, which reached New York on the 7th. Her dates were June 1. She brought over 2,000,000 dollars of gold, and reports that business in California was prosperous. The British ship Albion had been seized in Oregon for smuggling and cutting timber in the American possessions.

The news from Havanna (sic) is not important. It was expected that the American prisoners would be released.

Our telegraphic advices inform us that the vice-president had been sworn in as president of the United States, and that the cabinet had tendered their resignations on the death of General Taylor.

Business generally was in a healthy state. Money continued abundant, and both flour and cotton were in fair demand. Exchange on London was granted at 110-1/2 to 110-3/4.

PHILADELPHIA, TUESDAY EVENING. - A fire broke out in a five story warehouse on the wharf below Vine-street, entirely consuming every thing through to Water-street, demolishing Ridgeway and Budd's establishment, and seriously damaging a number of stores and dwellings on the west side of Water-treet (sic),. A large quantity of gunpowder and saltpeter stored in a cellar exploded, blowing fifteen or twenty persons into the river. Ten or twelve are seriously injured. The fire is raging terrifically. At least one mile square is in a blaze, and from 150 to 200 houses have already been destroyed and several lives lost. Morse's telegraph line has been cut off by the conflagration, and Bain's is in jeopardy.


As we were amongst the first to hail the gallant enterprise of forming, at Galway, a line of steamers for rapid communication between the British Islands and America, and to bid welcome to the steamer Victory when arrived on our coast, so shall we be now the last to despond, or exhibit the least fear of the ultimate success of the undertaking. The news brought by the Cambria intimates that the Viceroy went aground on the 28th ult., and was so far damaged that the water flowed in and out of her with the tide. There was, however, no casualty fatal to human life. All the passengers, of whom there was a considerable number, were either removed to other vessels, or landed safely on the neighbouring coast, many of them having arrived in Liverpool on board the Cambria.

We wonder much to find, in that ably-conducted journal the Evening Packet, that this accident, the result of blundering ignorance of nautical affairs, it may have been, but the consequence of the inadequacy of a fourth or fifth-rate vessel, it is more likely to have been, should induce the promoters of the project to despair, or to hesitate for one moment, in carrying out a project that must succeed, and by that success induce many more to follow so noble an effort - an example thus made for the benefits of Ireland. The Packet, however, rallies from its transient and precipitate alarm, and advices to Midland Company to open a new subscription, and charter a new - but it must be now a first-rate Steamer. Never mind to what the disaster of the Viceroy may be attributed; - if she was unfit for the undertaking, let the Company find a first class steamer or two, and continue their undertaking without any delay. Subscriptions will pour in. A fancy that a poor little boatcould, in the heavy waters of the Atlantic, beat any of the great and splendid Liverpool steamers, even though the former had no coasting to detain her.

A great project must not be impeded by terrorists, nor abandoned at all. WhatAlthough there may have been gross blundering also, in the selection of the Viceroy, let it be taken now as a warning; the manager must carefully make better preliminary preparations than were made so rapidly, in May, as to astonish all when the unexpected project was announced, and as it now appears without due preparation or adequate care. The new project must be better looked to. Great speed must be the chief attraction, it is true, but large power can secure that, and a suitable vessel will receive tonnage sufficient for, at least, the wants of a year or to.

One of the Dublin papers sharply enough says, the whole affair of the incapable and disastrous Viceroy is "an artful dodge," to use a slang term, practiced by Liverpool speculators, in order to continue their monopoly of its great American trade; but the idea is absurd. Liverpool has her present great and increasing trade with America. It was obtained by the industry, spirit, assiduity, knowledge, and justifiable self-reliance of her mercantile men. Let Irishmen imitate these great natural virtues, and they may rely upon it that national prosperity must follow, sooner or later. - Armagh, Gn.

MATRIMONIAL AGENCY. - A company has been formed in Boston - capital of 15,000 dols. - called "The N. E. Matrimonial Agency Co." Gentlemen in want of wives, and ladies in want of husbands, pay three dollars and have their names registered. This done they are entitled for to receive introductions and other assistance from the company.

Ladies, as you are fond of having flowers in your room, you will, perhaps, be glad to know that about as much nitrate of soda as can be easily taken up between the forefinger and the thumb, put into the glass every time the water is changed, will preserve cut flowers in all their beauty for above a fortnight. Nitrate of potash, (that is, common saltpeter,) in power, has nearly the same effect, but is not quite so efficacious.

A shopkeeper once wrote to his sister - our aged father died yesterday of an assortment of disorders.

LAUGHING IN THE PULPIT. - Said Mr. C____, a Presbyterian minister of some notoriety, "I never laughed in the pulpit only on one occasion, and that came near procuring my dismissal from the ministry. About one of the first discourses I was called to deliver, subsequent to my ordination, after reading my text, and opening my subject, my attention was directed to a young man with a very foppish dress, and a head of exceedingly red hair. In a slip immediately behind this young gentleman sat an urchin, who must have been urged on in his devilry by the evil one himself, for I do not conceive the youngster thought of the jest he was playing off on the spruce dandy in front of him. The boy held his forefinger in the hair of the young man about as long as a blacksmith would nail-rod in the heat, and then placed it on his knee and commenced pounding his finger in imitation of a smith making a nail. The whole thing was so ludicrous that I laughed, the only time that I ever disgraced the pulpit with any thing like mirth.


WE, the undersigned, having, in due form requested the High Sheriff of this County, to convene a Public Meeting of his Bailiwich, "to take the relations at present existing between Landlord and Tenant in Ireland into consideration, with a view to petition Parliament for their adjustment on an equitable basis," and he having thought proper to refuse. We (the undersigned) hereby request a Public

Of the Landlords, Farmers, Clergy and others, of this County, at Cavan
On MONDAY, next, the 29th of JULY,
For the purpose before mentioned:

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July 12, at Belvidere-place, the lady of John Jas. NUGENT, Esq., of a daughter.
July 9, at Collon, county Louth, the lady of John SHECKLETON, Esq., of a son.


July 10, in Glasslough Church, Robert M'KINSTRY, Esq., M.D., fourth son of the late Lee M'KINSTRY, Esq., of Armagh, to Elizabeth Anne, second daughter of Henry George JOHNSON, Esq., of Fort-Johnston, county Monaghan.
July 10, in Bellasis Presbyterian Church, James MORROW, Esq., of Park House, Ballyjamesduff, to Susan A., daughter of Thomas HARTLEY, Esq., of Countenan, Stradone.

On the 10th instant, at Warrenpoint, Julia, relict of John REILLY, Esq., J.P., of Earlsdale, county Down.
On the 8th instant, at Ballyvolane, county Cork, Thomas DWYER, Esq.

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