Published in Cavan, county Cavan
August 7, 1851

Miss Mary Louisa CROGHAN, the interesting and accomplished daughter of Hugh Croghan, Esq., Ballyglass House, county Roscommon, left this port (Dublin) for Liverpool, on the 15th of July, thence to proceed to the United States by the Yorkshire, bound for New York.

THE LOUTH MURDERS. - A man named Patrick Mc'COEY has been lodged in the gaol of Dundalk, to await his trial at the adjourned assizes, on a charge of having used language towards Mary M'INTEGART, calculated to prevent her from coming forward as a witness at the suit of the crown in the case with regard to her deceased brother, Bernard M'Integart.

About 412,880,000 copies of newspapers are annually distributed through the United States.

Judge MULLANPHOY, an Irishman we believe, of St. Louis, lately deceased, has left by will about 200,000 dollars, for the benefit of foreign emigrants settling in the West, to be managed by the city authorities of St. Louis,

A new broad-sheet is about to be started in Connaught. It will be published weekly at Ballinasloe, and is entitled:- "The Connaught Watchman, and Galway, Tuam, and Ballinasloe Reporter." Designed to record the Reformation movement in western Ireland.

August 14, 1851


A few gentlemen of Cavan having heard so much of the beauty of Bellamont Forest - the splendid and unique demesne of R. COOTE, Esq., proceeded there on Tuesday week in some six or seven carriages and cars, containing the families of Capt. Robert ERSKINE, J.P., Major BEALESL, Rev. Wm. Prior MOORE, Dr. ROE, some of the officers of the detachment of the 31st Regt. (at present stationed in Cavan), &c.: and having arrived at Cootehill they were joined by Wm. LESLIE, Esq., and lady; G. G. COCHRANE, Esq., and lady; W. JAMISON, Jun., Esq., and the Misses Jamison; F. KEARNEY, Esq., &c., of that town; and then proceeded through the Forest to the boat quay, where they embarked on board the Water Lilly and Clyde, which Mr. Coote kindly supplied, manned with experienced boat-men, and sailed thence up the lake to "Diamond Hill,: where, having disembarked, they partook of a sumptuous fete champetre (sp?), after which they enjoyed the splendid scenery of wood, water, and mountain which presented itself to their view with great advantage, the day being so extremely fine, and of which they spoke, and of Mr. Coote's friendly, polite, and considerate attention in the most glowing terms of eulogy; and having enjoyed the feast of ___ (?) and flow of soul for some time they returned home highly delighted with their excursion.

ATTEMPT BY A HUSBAND TO MURDER HIS WIFE. - On Friday morning, a small farmer of the name of John WHITTEN, a tenant of R. COOTE, Esq., residing in the townland of Killevaughan, near Cootehill, having quarrelled (sic) with his wife, he caught hold of her around the neck, and endeavoured to choke her, but being unable to effect his purpose, he threw her to the ground, and her head coming with great violence in contact with a stone seat in front of the door-place she became instantly insensible. Medical aid having been called in, it was found the poor woman was suffering from severe concussion of the brain, and Dr. SHARPE, of Cootehill, having certified that her life was in danger, the husband has been arrested and lodged in bridewell.

WIFE DESERTION. - On Thursday a man named George CONNOLLY was brought before the siting (sic) magistrates. - Wm. PATON, Edmund BACON, and Thomas DOBBIN, Esqrs., - charged with having deserted his wife, who has been in the union workhouse. Mr. BARKER appeared to sustain in the charge, and judging by the evidence of Mary CONNOLLY, the wife, it would appear that her husband's friends gave her very bad treatment. The parties were married by the Registrar, at Cootehill, and lived in the townland of Tullglush. They are Roman Catholics, and according to the woman's statement the parish priest was in the habit of visiting the house, and denouncing the marriage and herself, to which opposition on the part of the priest she attributed the opposition of her husband's who gave her no peace and frequently obliged her to leave the house and sit with her child in the garden adjoining until at last she was forced to leave it altogether. The husband deposed that the cause of the mother's opposition to his wife, was the priest having denounced the marriage, and fearing that they would be exposed in the congregation. He expressed his readiness to take her home and protested that he had not deserted her. There being no evidence that he had done so, the magistrates could not interfere, and having explained the law to him, desired him to bring home his wife.

SCOTS CHURCH ENNISKILLEN. - The Presbyterians of Enniskillen have received from John COLLUM, Esq., the munificient (sic) offer of a site, rent free for ever, for a new church, a manse and spacious garden, n a conspicuous and convenient situation, with a subscription of £100, to the building fund. - Impartial Reporter.

The crops look remarkably well in Fermanagh; but the potato rot has made its appearance! We saw one diseased potato; and in a field the leaves of potato stalks and leaves of some shrubs exhibited the unmistakeable (sic) blight. We trust, however, that the blight is wearing away, and that no valuable a crop as the will escape. (?)


August 1, at Bridlington-quay, the Hon. Mrs. CHOLMONDELEY, of a daughter.


July 31, at Bristol, John Garnett TATLOW, son of William Tatlow, Harcourt-street, Dublin, Esq., to Annie, daughter of the late John E. MATTHEWS, of Springvale, Down, Esq., D.L.


On the 6th inst., at Coraneary Lodge, Arva, Mr. Henry GRIER, aged 74, deeply and deservedly regretted by his relations and friends.

The Grand Jury of the County of Monaghan have presented Sir George FORSTER with a beautiful gold snuff box, as a token of their esteem and friendship. - Monaghan Standard.

Catherine EVANS, who followed a soldier of the 90th Regt. From England jumped into the river at Cork on Thursday, and was drowned.

Lady Katherine HOWARD, fourth daughter of the Earl of Wicklow, was lately received into the Catholic Church, at the Jesuits' chapel, Farm-street. - Catholic Standard.


This morning (Thursday) at ten o'clock, the adjourned sessions were re-opened by Justice BALL and PARRIS.


Patrick KIRNAN was indicted for the willful murder of Bernard M'INTEGART.

John MAHER, Esq. Clerk of the Crown, called over the long panel, when a jury was sworn, the prisoner exercising his right to challenge in a great many instances.

The Attorney-General and Sir Thomas STAPLES prosecuted and Mr. O'HAGAN defended the prisoner.

Sir Thomas Staples, Q.C. in a calm and temperate statement opened the case to the jury.

Mary M'INTEGART, sister to the deceased, was sworn and examined by the Attorney-General. Her evidence differed in no way from what she swore on a former occasion, and which has already appeared in your columns. In her cross examination she varied from her direct testimony, and admitted that she said after the murder that she was in a hobble, and that she did not know the men who beat her brother.

Mr. HILL (Sub-Inspector) was next examined. - He deposed that he found the trousers and handkerchief, now produced partly concealed in a bed; he examined them, but found no blood on them. This closed the case for the crown.

Mr. O'Hagan, Q.C., addressed the jury for the prisoner in as an able speech, and called the following witnesses for the defence:-

John HAMILL, swore and examined by Mr. O'Hagan - Recollects driving cows across the roadway on the morning of the murder; saw two men dressed in white going towards Dunsandle; knows the prisoner and Hamill who is now in gaol; they could not be the two men who passed in white that day.

Mr. Patrick M'BRIDE, sworn and examined by Mr. O'Hagan - Knows M'ntegart and the place where he was murdered; saw two men dressed in whitish coats coming from that direction on the morning of the murder; knew Kiernan and Hamill, and these were not the men coming from that spot on that morning.

Thomas BURTON sworn and examined - Deposed that he saw M'Integaert before he died, and that the dying man said to witness he would not know his murderers. Mary M'Integart also told witness that she would not know them.

Mr. DOBBS requested to have Mary M'Integart confronted with the witness. She was brought on the table and said she never told the prisoner that she would not know the murderers, but stated that she thought she would know them again if she saw them.

Margaret McQUILLEN examined by Mr. O'Hagan - Is daughter to William McIntegart, and sister to the deceased; went over to her father's house the morning her brother was beaten, recollects having a conversation with her sister, in reference to her brother's murder, her sister told her that she did not know the men, and that she was in a "hobble" about swearing on them, and that her father, uncle, and friends would be turned out of their ground if she did not prosecute these two men.

Cross-examined by the Attorney-General - No one but a young child was present at this conversation; was turned out of her father's house in May last; her husband did not live with them; heard her brother was beaten, but did not go to see him that day; went next morning; her husband is gone to England about eight days since; witness never saw prisoner or Hamill before.

Mary M'Integart, the first witness, was here confronted with her sister, and in reply to the Attorney-General, stated that she never heard a word of the conversation detailed by her sister.

It was now six o'clock, and the case for the defence has not as yet closed.

At eleven o'clock on Thursday night, Judge Ball entered the court, when the jury returned a verdict of not guilty, and the prisoner nearly fainted. A general cheer was given when the verdict became known outside.

August 21, 1851

THE POTATO CROP. - During the past fortnight we traveled over the greater portion of the counties Cavan and Monaghan, and on our route looked closely after the potato crop. Here and there are to be found fields exhibiting the fatal disease, but not in an aggravated form. The tubers even in those instances (Of which, by the way, occur only at rare intervals) as generally sound, the stalks alone being blighted. We observed that the potato was most damaged in shaded places and in heavy, stiff soils. At Quivy, the seat of the Earl of Lanesborough, and in the vicinity of Cootehill there were a few fields seriously injured, but with those exceptions we might _____ (?) say there was no appearance of disease. In the neighbourhood of Cavan town the potato has scarcely suffered anything. On the whole, we are of opinion, from what we have seen and heard, that the alarming rumours circulated by some journals respecting this crop have but very slight foundation indeed, and that the yield will be average if not abundant.

CONFIRMATION IN CAVAN. - The Right Rev. Dr. BROWNE, the Roman Catholic Bishop of this diocese held confirmation in the Chapel of this town on Wednesday. His Lordship addressed the postulants in a very impressive manner, explaining the nature of the sacrament which he was about to administer; he then confirmed some 600 or 700 individuals, not a few of whom both male and female, were adults. His Lordship expressed his satisfaction at the current answering and knowledge of the Christian doctrine which the majority of them displayed; and having finished the ceremony, he then addressed the assembled congregation, which was then very numerous, in a very eloquent strain for upwards of half an hour, to the no small edification of his auditory. We were happy to observe that his Lordship appeared in good health and spirits. We must not omit that the Right Rev. Prelate complimented the Rev. Messrs. T. O'REILLY and T. MULVANY for their proper attention to the interests of religion in the parish. His Lordship entertained the clergymen of the neighborhood at the R. C. See house in the evening.

BLOOMER WEDDING. - An editor was married at Burton lately, and he received his bride in Bloomer costume, a white satin tunic, "neatly made, fitting snug around the waist and close up in the neck, the spencer opening in front like a navl (sic) officer's vest, and interlaced a la Swiss mountaineer; sleevs (sic) flowing, white kids, white satin slippers, hair done plain, with a wreath of orange flowers over the brow, and a long bridal veil flowing from the crown of the head over the shoulders."

MR. SMITH O'BRIEN. - Mr. BUTLER has placed upon the books of the House of Commons notice of his intention to move early next session. - "That an humble address be presented to her Majesty, praying that her circumstances of the case, and, in consideration of their close relationship, by family ties, with two distinguished and most loyal members of this honourable house, to grant a free pardon, and a restoration to their native land to William Smith O'BRIEN, Esq. and Thomas Francis MEAGHER, now undergoing their sentence of transportation for life in New South Wales."


August 16, in Dublin, the Marchioness of Kildare, of a son.

August 14, at Lower Mo___ (?) street, Dublin, Mrs. George F. MULVANY, of a daughter.

August 10, at Ardmore County, the lady of the Rev. Mitchell Smyth, of Ballin_____, of a daughter.


August 12, in London, James, eldest son of Francis Bake, Esq., of Cregg Castle, county Galway, to Helena Charlotte, eldest daughter of the late Arthur FRENCH, Esq., of Balllibay, county Monaghan.

August 14, in St. Thomas's Church, Dyublin, the Rev. Wm. CONNOR, eldest son of theRev. John MAGEE, late vicaor of Drogheda, to Anne NISBITT second daughter of the Rev. Chas. Smith, late rector of Arklow, and grand-daughter of the late Archbishop of Dublin.

August 14, in St. Thomas's Church, Dublin, Wm. HARDY, Esq., of Loughgall, county Armagh, to Elizabeth, daughter of Lieutenant Colonel HEARN, of the 43rd Regiment of Corres, county Westmeath.

August 12, in Laracor Church, by the Rev. Qintis Dick House, Richard LEWIS, Esq., of M___wood (?), county Meath, to Louise Cathrine, daughter of Samuel HANBURY, Esq., of Somerstown (?).


August 15, in Limerick, Lieut. Glasgow (?), of the 4th Royal Irish Dragoons.

August 13, in Newry, Robert Grenville WALLACE, Esq., solicitor, formerly lieutenant in the 64th Regiment.

August 9, at Woodfield House, county Limerick, Daniel Daly, Esq.

August 12, in Nenagh, John Knapson, Esq., editor and proprietor of the "Nenagh Guardian.

August 14, at Castle Rickard G___, county Meath, John Elliott Charles, infant child of the Rev. Robert IRWIN.

August 11, at Skietries (sp?), Capt. William GALBRAITH, formerly of the Royal Irish Artillery, late paymaster of Constabulary a Carrick-on-Shannon.

August 28, 1851

Ann UNWINN, a married woman, has been committed at the Chesterfield petty sessions to take her trial for intending to murder John BARBER, a small farmer at Shirland. The two had been strolling bout for two days together, sleeping at night in a rick yard. The man had some money with him, which he had shown the woman in the evening, when he hid it in a stack for fear of strollers; it was safe the next morning. About the middle of the day, Unwinn having gone to her husband's house for ten minutes in the meantime, Barber awoke from his sleep for which the two had laid down together, and found his throat cut the woman sanding by, declaring that a man had just done it, and run into a neighbouring plantation. It appeared that one of a pair of razors belonging to the prisoner's husband was missing, and it was, after the deed, found hid in a flower in the garden of a neighbour, which Unwinn had stopped down to under pretence of admiring, the neighbour's child accidently (sic) stumbling upon it almost immediately afterwards.


Poor Law Com. Office. Dublin, 9th Aug. 1851

Sir. - I am directed by Commissioners for administering the laws for relief of the poor in Ireland, to acknowledge the receipt of your letter of the 2d inst., transmitting a copy of a letter addressed to you as clerk of the Cootehill union, by the Rev. Terence O'REILLY, Roman Catholic Chaplain of the workhouse, respecting the attendance at Roman Catholic worship of a pauper boy named Thomas GRAY, who has been registered a Presbyterian; and I am to sate that the Commissioners have instructed their inspector, Mr. BARRON, to proceed to Cootehill at his earliest convenience, and to enquire into the circumstances of the case.

I am at the same time to enclose for the information of the guardians a copy of a communication which the Comissioners (sic) have addressed to the Roman Catholic Chaplain of the workhouse, relating to the letter dated 30th ult., addressed by him to you. - By order of the Commissioners, To the Clerk, &c.

W. STANLEY, Secretary


Poor Law Com. Office, Dublin, 9th Aug., 1851.

REVEREND SIR. - The Commissioners for administering the laws for relief of the poor in Ireland, have received a copy of a letter dated 30th ult., addressed by you to the Clerk of the guardians of Cootehill union, which has been forwarded to them by direction of the guardians. The Commissioners regret to find that in the letter in question you have made use of several expressions of a highly offensive and disrespectful nature with regard to the guardians of Cootehill union.

The law has confided to the guardians of each union the immediate superintendance and management of the workhouse establishment and it is manifestly incompatible with the due discharge of their functions, that they should be addressed by a paid officer of the workhouse in such a tone as that which you have adopted in your letter of the 20th ult. The Commissioners must therefore request that you will immediately withdraw the letter in question, and they trust that you will perceive the necessity of refraining frm the use of similar language in your future communications to the guardians. With respect to the boy GRAY, the Commissioners have instructed their inspector, Mr. BARRON, to make enquiry into the facts of his case, and to report o them on the subject.

Secretary To the Rev. Terence O'REILLY, Roman
Catholic Chaplain workhouse, Cootehill.

August 26, at 18, Fitzwilliam-place, the wife of the Rev. Joseph CARSON, D.D., of a daughter.

August 20, in Drogheda, the lady of Captain HEANY, of a son.

August 26, the lady of Frederick J. HALPIN, of Kingstown, Esq., of a son.

August 25, at St. Nicholas's Church, Brighton, by the Rev. M. M. WAGNER, Theodore MARTIN, Esq., James-street, Buckingham-gate, London, to Miss Helen FAUCLT, the celebrated actress.

August 25, at Raheen-house, Queen's County, the residence of the bride's mother, by the Rev. Dr. HALY, Mary Anne, second daughter of the late Francis MOFFAT, Esq., Captain of her Majesty's 14th Regiment of Infantry, to Edward J. MAHER, of Littlefield, county Killkenny, Esq.

On the 6th ult., at Teplitz in Bohemia, whither he had gone for the recovery of his health, William TEEVAN, Esq., Surgeon of Bryanston-square, London, in the 50th year of his age. It will be consolation to his relatives and friends, in this, his native county, to know that previously to his dissolution, although in a foreign country, he had the happiness of receiving what a life of practical religion and exemplary piety merited, all the rights of the Church, and the consolation of religion. His remains have been embalmed, and removed to their final resting place in the family vault of the new cemetery attached to the Catholic chapel of Chelsea. Requiescat in pace.

August 18, Lady Louisa LEESON. In Limerick, sincerely and deservedly regretted, Miss MAUNSELL, the amiable and accomplished daughter of Archdeacon MAUNSELL.

At Galena, Illinois, George Cottinham GILES, aged 25 years, eldest son of the late Richard GILES, Esq., of Cootehill, county Cavan, Ireland.

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