Published in Cavan, county Cavan

April 1, 1852


On the 23rd March inst., in this county, Capt. Charles VETCH, 6th garrison Battallion, sincerely and deservedly regretted by his numerous friends and acquaintances.

March 22, at Longfield Lodge, County Leitrim, Robert, fourth son of Robert PARK, Esq., much and deservedly regretted.


Division of Cavan

A LIST OF APPLICATIONS received by the Clerk of the Peace from Persons seeking Excise Licenses for the Sale of Beer, Spirits, &c., by retail, within said County, pursuant to the 3rd and 4th William IV., chap. 68, and 6 & 7 William IV., chap 38, to be heard and inquired into at BALLYCONNELL, on THURSDAY, 8th of APRIL, next, immediately after the Grand Jury is Sworn.

No. Name. Residence. Barony.
1. BREEN, Henry Swanlinbar Tullyhaw.
2. FEE, James Gortmore do.
3. M'LOUGHLIN, Francis Dernalester do.
4. M'MORRY, Owen/ Tubber do.


Clerk of the Peace. Cavan,

March 19, 1852.




THE SALARIES FOR THE Medical Officers for the BALLINALEE and FINNEA Districts are fixed at £40 per Annum. None may need apply that are not duly qualified and able to produce qualified Testimonial in accordance with those required by the Poor Law Commissioners' Order.

The Appointments will take place at Ballinaire Dispensary, on FRIDAY the 16th of AARIL (sic). Hour of attendance, 12 o'Clock noon. All Applications accompanied with the required testimonials to be forwared to me, addressed to the Secretary of each Committee on THURSDAY the 15th of APRIL next, and candidates are to be in attendance at the respective places on the above mentioned days. The persons appointed to the above districts will require to reside in the town where the dispensary has been taken.

(By Order,)


Clerk of the Union Board-room Granard,

31st March, 1852.


The many iniquities existing in the Emigration Trade of Liver pool, have at several times attracted the attention of the Authorities and Journalists of the Town; but it is a notorious fact that they have done nothing to remedy those evils, and it is under such circumstances that the "EMIGRANTS' PROTECTIVE SOCIETY" has been Established, with the patronage of the following Liverpool Catholic Clergy, and also that of the Rev. Doctor CAHILL.

Rev. James SHERIDAN   Rev. James CLARK
Rev. Thomas ALMOND   Rev. Thomas ______ (could be Addison)
Rev. Thomas SHEPHERD   Rev. Charles PRICE
Rev. Thomas NEWSHAM   Rev. Thomas KELLY
Rev. William GILLETT   Rev. Joseph JOHNSN
Rev. John WORTHY   Rev. Richd. O'CARROLL
Rev. James NUGENT   Rev. Francis WEST
Rev. John WALLWORK   Rev. Richard SUMNER
Rev Charles COOK   Rev. William DAVEY

I have read Rules of the "PROTECTIVE SOCIETY" referred to, and I feel bound to say that they are a most useful body, and deserve the highest confidence.

D. W.


Now, I, JOHN McGARIGLE, Secretary of this Society, wish to inform my Friends and the Public that recently I have made arrangements for two excellent Houses for the reception of Emigrants, and assure them that my Situation - Berthing Clerk - in one of the most respectable Emigration Offices, enables me to befriend the emigrant to an incredible extent.

For further particulars and the veracity of my statements I beg to refer to the

Very Rev. P. O'REILLY, Bailieborough
Very Rev. James DUNNE, Bailieborough
Rev. Patrick BRADY, Knockbride
Rev. James MOONEY, Knockbridge
Rev. Thomas BRADY, Drumgoon
Rev. P. F. FOY, Shircock
Rev. P. SMITH, Killsherdany
Rev. Terence BRADY, Cootehill
Mr. John McNALLY, Cootehill
Mr. John Fay, Campstown

All communications addressed to John M'GARIGLE, 93, Great Howard-Street, Liverpool, will be strictly attended to.

April 8, 1852


These sessions commenced in Cootehill on Monday, March 29, before P. M. MURPHY, Esq., Q.C., Assistant-Barrister for the county of Cavan. John WILCOCKS, Esq., R.M., at about 11 o'clock, A.M., and in the course of the day the following justices of the peace also appeared in court for a short time, viz.-the Very Rev. Samuel ADAMS, Dean of Cashel, Northlands; John Henry ADAMS, Esq., Loughbawn; Chas. James ADAMS, Esq., Shinan House; Capt. Robert ERSKINE, Cavan, and Edgar Robert BREDIN, Esq., Retreat.

The business to be transacted at these sessions was unprecedentedly (sic) light, both civil and criminal, as there were only 25 crown numbers and 160 civil bills entered in the clerk of the peace's books, the average numbers in former years, being from 60 to 70, and of the latter from 1,000 to 1,300. The ejectments, which were for the last five or six years very onerous, also decreased at the present sessions, there being only 40 of them entered and few of them were defended.

Shortly after his Worship took his seat on the bench the following persons were empanneled (sic) and sworn on the grand jury, viz.:-

Messrs. Patrick HORAN, foreman; Edward MAHOOD, William MAHOOD, John RUSK, Edward SHARP, John BERRY, Samuel MARTIN, Wm. STINSON, George PORTER, Samuel FISHER, Edward COONEY, John SHEERA, Wm. MAXWELL, Thomas FAY, Charles COSBY, Joseph WHITELY, Richard BROWNE, and John CAMPBELL.

His Worship then addressed them to the following effect:

Gentlemen of the grand jury, it is a matter of sincere pleasure to me, and I am certain it will be equally so to you, to learn that the criminal business to be transacted at the present sessions is extremely light, which is a proof of the peaceable state of this neighbourhood. There is not a single case on the calendar, save one, which is not of the ordinary nature of offences, and which might occur in the best regulated society. This is a source of great gratification, and particularly so on account of its (this neighbourhood) being in the immediate proximity of a county (Monaghan) in which crimes of a very serious nature have been recently perpetrated. I may, therefore, safely infer that the peaceable and orderly state of this district may be attributable to the improvement of the morals of the people. Gentlemen, the bills of indictment will be now sent up before you, the consideration of which will not occupy you long, and so soon as you shall have disposed of them I shall have much pleasure in discharging you.

The spirit licenses having been disposed of, a petty jury was sworn and the criminal business proceeded with. The only case possing (sic) any public interest was the following:


Samuel Nesbitt, a very young man, very gently attired, and of rather prepossessing appearance, was placed at the bar, and arraigned under an indictment which charged him with having, at Cootehill, on the 13th March, 1852, feloniously stolen nine bank notes of the value of £1. each, and £11. in silver of the current coin of the realm, making, together, the sum of £20., the monies of Wm. JAMISON, Esq., manager of the Cootehill Branch of the Ulster Banking Company, to which indictment the prisoner pleaded guilty.

Mr. James ARMSTRONG, attorney for Mr. Jamison, then informed the court that he was instructed by the prosecutor to state that, in consequence of the previous good character of the prisoner and his youth and inexperience, he (Mr. Jamison) was anxious that his punishment or sentence might be as lenient as the court, considering the nature of the offence and the contrition of the prisoner, might conceive consistent with their duty to award.

His Worship requested Mr. Jamison (who was in court) to certify as to his knowledge of the prisoner's character and conduct whilst in his employment.

Mr. Jamison, having been sworn, stated that the prisoner had been his servant for three years, during which time he had not the slightest grounds to suspect his honesty; but on the contrary, on one or two occasions had had proofs of his fidelity. This being the case he hoped the court would take it into consideration in measuring the amount of his punishment, which, under the circumstances, he trusted would be mitigated as much as possible, consistent with the due administration of justice.

The Barrister, addressing the prisoner, said - Samuel Nesbitt, you have pleaded guilty to an offence for which you are now liable to receive sentence of transportation - you, being placed, in a confidential situation in a banking establishment, in which it is necessary that the public should have perfect confidence as to the safety or security of all monies and property lodged therein, and you, a clerk therein, in whom it was necessary to place the most implicit confidence, did steal £20, with the view of converting it to your own use.

Mr. Jamison - I beg to correct your worship; the prisoner was the porter not a clerk.

Barrister - Very well; that is, certainly, a mitigating circumstance in favour of the prisoner, but still the offence is a very serious one. However, in consequence of the very high character which you have received from Mr. Jamison, the sentence of the court is - that you be imprisoned for the space of two months.

Considerable sympathy appeared to pervade the inhabitants of Cootehill in favour of the prisoner, a great number of whom attended in court to hear the trial, to whom this lenient sentence gave great satisfaction.

"There is now in Crookhaven," says the Cork Constitution, a French fishing vessel of 'forty-four tons' burden, with a crew of twenty men, who with her nets have tried the mackerel fishery on the coast of Cork. In five nights, with very indifferent weather, she has taken no less than 'fifty thousand' fine fish, all of which are salted on board in bulk, and she is about leaving for France direct, being quite laden" How long will Irishmen be content to let foreigners bear away in this fashion the wealth with which God has blessed them? It seems absurd to be clamouring for beneficial changes in our condition while we overlook the advantages that lie around for the temptation of stragers (sic) - Nation.

THE JURY LAWS. - The grand jury of the county Derry have with the exception of one man, declared in favour of a new jury system, by which the jury shall consist of 17 and the opinion of 12 be a verdict. That resolution argues a great indifference to human life. No man would be safe in Ireland under the system of the hanging Solons of Derry. The grand jury of Tyrone have come to a somewhat similar resolution. We would suggest to the sage and bloody Dracos of Derry and Tyrone that before their hanging-made-easy becomes the law of the land there will probably be a reform of that immense boil on society, that monstrous system of jobbery, the grand jury system. A reform of that - an infusing of some saying honesty and justice into its rotten old carcase (sic), is much more needed just now than hanging facilities. Let grand juries remove the moral dungheap under which their own selves lie sweltering before they turn Jack KETCH;s bailiffs. - Fermanagh Reporter.

WILLIAM MITCHEL: - We regret to learn that this young gentleman's health is so delicate as to oblige him to give up his situation in Washington. He is at present in New York, with his mother and sister. Mr. Mitchel is a brother to the distinguished exile, John MITCHEL. - Catholic Mirror.


March 30, at Bonebrook, Bawnboy, the lady of Nathaniel MAGUIRE, Esq., of a daughter.


April 4, in St. Mary's Church, Dublin the Rev. Daniel MOONEY. Z. WALLACE, Esq., Cavan, to Miss N. BOURNS, daughter of Matthew Bourns, Esq., M.D., Belmullet.


In the

Mr. WARNER has been instructed by the Representatives of the late Miss HENRY, to sell by AUCTION, in the Town of Castledawson:

ON THURSDAY, 15th APRIL instant,

Consisting of a Set of Telescope Dining Tables; Loo, Card, Sofa, Work, Toilet, and other Tables; Drawing Room and Parlour Chairs; Damask and Moreen Window Curtains, a Piano-forte, by Broadwood and Sons; Fourpost, Elliptic, French, and other Bedsteads, a Chair Bedstead; Looking-glasses, &c., and the usual Bedroom Furniture; Brussells, and Kidderminster Carpets; about 50 yards of Stair Carpeting, with brass rods; Mahogany Drawers; House Presses, and Wardrobes, Polished Steel Fenders, and Fire Irons,; a good Eight Day Clock; Folding and other Screens; Garduvine; Hair Matresses (sic); Paliasses and Feathers; Glass, Delft, and China; Kitchen and Dairy Utensils, &c.; a Patent Mangling Machine, in perfect working order; also a Portable Shower Bath, Complete.

A Chaise, well adapted for posting; an Inside Jaunting Car, Harness, Saddles and Bridles, &c.; a Lot of MANGLE, PARSNIPS, TURNIPS, and POTATOES.

A large quantity of Hay, Straw, and Manure; also Turf, and Bogwood, all of which will be set up in Lots as required.


Ploughs, Harrows, Wheel-barrows, Ladders, &c.;

TERMS - CASH. Purchasers to pay £5 per cent., Auction Fees. Monaghan, 1st April, 1852.

April 15, 1852

The St. Louis Times states that there are 300 families in that city preparing to emigrate to Salt Lake city, to join the Latter-Day Saints. The contemplated emigration to the great valley of the Salt Lake this season, is 5,000 souls.

EMIGRATION. - We have witnessed the vast increase of emigration from this and the adjoining counties with regret. The number of emigrants conveyed to the metropolis by the Midland Great Western Railway during one week in March, avaraged (sic)100 daily; and of these the majority were young and healthy - the flower of the peasantry. The public conveyances from Longford and Cavan arrive here every day loaded with the more respectable class of emigrants, while every station of the line of railway to Galway contributes its numbers to swell the tide of emigration now flowing from the land. We are, in fact, daily losing the better portion of our peasantry; the frugal and industrious small farmers and their loss will, ere long, be felt. - Westmeath Guardian

DEATH OF LORD DUNSANY. - We have just learned, with deep regret, the death of this estimable nobleman. He has for a long time suffered much from asthma, which, we believe, was at length the cause of his death. He expired at Dunsany Castle on the night of the 7th instant. He is succeeded in his titles and estates by his only brother, the Hon. Captain PLUNKETT, R.M. - Lord DUNSANY was born the 5th of September, 1804, and was consequently only in the 48th year of his age. By his death a vacancy is created in the redresentative (sic) peerage of Ireland. - Evening Mail.

ELECTION OF DROGHEDA. - We publish this day a valedictory address from our old representative, Mr. O'DWYER, about whose intentions regarding the representation there has been some speculation, many persons being of opinion that he would have again presented himself on the theatre of his ancient triumph. However, this address disposes of conjecture, and there can be no second opinion as to the consistently honourable course which Mr. O'Dwyer has chosen on this occasion. Mr. O'Dwyer forms a part of the history of Drogheda, of its independence, its perseverance, and its attachment to any representative who proves true to his obligations. He was three times returned for Drogheda, and to the last retained the confidence and cordial support of the constituency. He is one of the few men, who, during his career in parliament was always found at the right side of every question, and was distinguished by his stern independence, which prevented him from ever asking or accepti! ng a favour from government. - Drogheda Argus.

A new bridge, 1,570 feet in length, is to be erected over the river Slaney, at Wexford; a provision to enable vessels to pass is to be made in the centre, having a clear opening of fifty-two feet.

NEW POSTAL ARRANGEMENTS BETWEEN BELFAST AND DUBLIN. - Taking into account the important position, in a commercial point of view, which the capital of Ulster now occupies, the post-office authorities have all but come to the conclusion that the interests of the trading community would be promoted by the establishment of two mails daily between Dublin and Belfast. By the new arrangement it is meant to start a morning mail at eight o'clock; and as the directors of the northern railway have undertaken to accomplish the journey by an express train in the space of four hours, passengers arriving by this conveyance will have ample time to transact their business in Belfast during the day, and can, if they desire, return to Dublin without any inconvenience the same evening. The first delivery of letters in Belfast will take place at about one o'clock each day. - Belfast Chronicle.

Died on the 3rd instant, at the residence of William HANCOCK, Esq., Newry, Mr. John BROWN, aged 30 years, second to Edward BROWN, Esq., Cootehill, much beloved by all who knew him and deeply regretted by his friends and acquaintances.

April 22, 1852

We are sorry to announce to-day the death of Theolphilus Lucas CLEMENTS, Esq., J.P., D.L., of Rakenny. Although not sympathizing with the political "credo" of the party to which he belongs, we must bear witness to the talents which he on all occasions displayed in the defence of his opinions. His enlightened views on the subject of railways, and the general prosperity of the country were deserving of the highest praises, whilst as an efficient and impartial magistrate he fulfilled the duties of his station in a manner that caused him to be respected and esteemed by all.

George AITKER, late of Westmoreland-street, Dublin, china merchant, a bankrupt, has got a large fortune by his brother's death in England, and £2,000 was transferred to his assignees on Saturday for payment of creditors.


April 16, Theophilus Lucas CLEMENTS, Esq., of Rakenny, county of Cavan, aged 49.

Died on the 16th Inst., at Dartey, near Cootehill, in the 23rd year of his (sic) age, Miss Isabelle Pringle LYTTLE, eldest daughter of James Lyttle, Esq., deeply and sincerely regretted not only by his (sic) own family, but also by all who enjoyed the pleasure of her acquaintance.

VELVET MANUFACTURE. - Her Excellency, the Countess of Eglinton, accompanied by the Rev. F. GOOLD, Domestic Chaplain, honoured Mr. Jones's Velvet and Tabinet Manufactory, St. Andrew-street, on Saturday, with a visit, to witness the operation of weaving velvet, now in progress there. Her Excellency was graciously pleased to express her satisfaction at finding that so superior an article could be produced in this country, and ordered a piece of the richest scarlet velvet for her own use.


The Guardians of the Cootehill Union are desirous of engaging the services of an experienced NURSE TENDER, Salary, £8 per annum, with an apartment, fuel, candles, and rations.

Applications, with testimonials as to character, &c., to be lodged with me before Twelve o'clock on FRIDAY, the 30th April instant, on which day Candidates will be required to be in attendance. The person appointed must enter into a bond with two sureties in the sum of £50.

(By Order)

ROBERT GRAHAM, Clerk of the Union

Board-room, April 10th, 1852

April 29, 1852

LIST OF CESS-PAYERS appointed by the Grand Jury, at Spring Assizes, 1852, pursuant to the 8th Section of the Act 6 & 7 Wm. IV., ch. 116, as eligible to be associated with the Justices at Presentment Sessions to be holden previous to Summer Assizes 1852, of whom one-half to be selected by Ballot, will be entitled to sit and vote in their respective Baronies.


  1. Henry T. RATHBOURNE, Virginia
  2. Henry O'REILLY, Mullagh.
  3. Joseph PORTER, Tyefield.
  4. Richard CARROL, Edenburt.
  5. Charles PARR, Carnaveagh.
  6. Owen BOYLEN, Drumloman.
  7. Robert MORROW, Derrylurgan.
  8. John KELLETT, Rantarin.
  9. David KELLETT, Cornasesk.
  10. Thomas BUCHANAN, Gradum.
  11. Francis JENNINGS, Killyduff.
  12. Peter BRADY, Cormuddyduff.


  1. Joseph KNIGHT, Culleboy.
  2. Anthony KILROY, Omard.
  3. William FOSTER, Aughawilagh.
  4. Edward ROTHERAM, Roebuck.
  5. Trouson DIMSDALE, Legaland.
  6. Thomas S. O'REILLY, Ballinagh.
  7. Thomas STRONG, Cavanacoulter.
  8. Robert STRADFORD, Cloncavid.
  9. William GALLIGAN, Drumkelly.
  10. Samuel HEASLIP, Cornaseer.
  11. John BEATTY, Lisiney.
  12. Michael HOLMES, Lisduff.


  1. Thomas ARGUE, Bailieborough.
  2. Robert KELLY, Drumtamon.
  3. Thomas CHALMERS, Bailieborough.
  4. Edward BLOOMER, Lateriff.
  5. John MARTIN, Greagh.
  6. Owen GAFFNEY, Raleghbeg.
  7. Patrick REILLY, Glassleck.
  8. William ENGLISH, Taghart.
  9. Charles PARR, Drumscarow.
  10. Thomas HALL, Drumeague.
  11. Henry REBURN, Lisnadara.
  12. John FITZSIMONS, Derry.


  1. Laurence KENNEDY, Ballyhaise.
  2. John MOORE, Ballymacarue.
  3. Robert FEGAN, Swellan.
  4. James BLACK, Toneymore.
  5. William CARMICHAEL, Munnery.
  6. James FEGAN, Annaglough.
  7. William SCOTT, Clonluscan.
  8. James WILSON, Butlersbridge.
  9. James FAY, Cavan.
  10. James LEE, Latagloghan.
  11. Thomas HARTLEY, Countenan.
  12. Charles KENNY, Tullylough.


  1. David GRIFFITH, the Lodge.
  2. Francis EBBITT, Drumgart.
  3. George ARMSTRONG, Quivey.
  4. Bernard M'DONALD, Caldragh.
  5. John KELLY, Miltown.
  6. Thomas CLARKE, Belturbet.
  7. James BERRY, jun., Aughavogher.
  8. Alexander CLEMENGER, Ardue.
  9. Hugh HINKSTON, Bunn.
  10. Alexander LANG, Belturbet.
  11. William GREGG, Gortaquill.
  12. Charles BELL, Drumaloor.


  1. Edward M'INTOSH, Cootehill.
  2. Samuel MARTIN, Tullyvinn.
  3. John ROBERTS, Clinandra.
  4. Phillip SMITH, Artonagh.
  5. Joseph ADAMS, Rakane.
  6. John DAVIS, Redhills.
  7. Charles MURPHY, Caldragh.
  8. William WORTHY, Lisogoan.
  9. James VOGAN, Cornasass.
  10. Nicholas BRADY, Tonyinn.
  11. Charles WHITELY, Cortabea.
  12. James M'QUILLAN, Drumhose.


  1. Richard FOX, Esq., Aughabawn.
  2. William CLEMENGER, Killyshandra.
  3. Joseph DONALDSON, Derrylane.
  4. Joseph DENHAM, Macken.
  5. George REA, Kildallon.
  6. Charles ALEXANDER, Killeshandra.
  7. David VEITCH, Ballyheady.
  8. Richad ARNOLD, Aughavadrin.
  9. Robert VANCE, Arva.
  10. George BEST, Cornuacrum
  11. Charles HAUGHTON, Loughnafin.
  12. Gustavus NOBLE, Aughnacor.


  1. John CROSS, Erreran.
  2. David FINLAY, Bawnboy.
  3. William GIBSON, Cloneary.
  4. Henry GOODFELLOW, Gortnaleck.
  5. Thomas NUGENT, Swanlinbar.
  6. Joseph MAGUIRE, Kilsub.
  7. James REILLY, Owngallis.
  8. Richard KELLS, Killenaffe.
  9. Robert ROYCROFT, Lisnover.
  10. Daniel VEITCH, Curraghmore.
  11. James KELLS, Ballyconnell.
  12. James SPOTTEN, Newtowgore.

"The High Constables of the respective Baronies are required by the Grand Jury to notify to the Cess-payers their nomination as presiding Cess-payers for the ensuing Special Sessions.

Secretary of the Grand Jury

April 5th, 1852.

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