Published in Cavan, county Cavan

December 2, 1852

SIR MONTAGUE CHAPMAN, BART. - We sincerely regret to state that the most painful rumours are current respecting the fate of this high-minded and excellent Irish Gentleman. Since Sir Montague had left Sidney for Adelaide, sic months had elapsed, and no intelligence had been obtained of the vessel in which he had sailed. The members of his family in Westmeath, are naturally in a most painful state of suspense, and are looking with the deepest solicitude for the next accounts from Australia.

We have been favoured with the following extract of a private letter from Rome, dated November 19:- "I have learned that the Very Rev. Dr. O'Toole has resigned the Vice-Presidency of the Queen's College, Galway. He was received in the most corteous (sic) manner by all the authorities at Rome, and was introduced to the Pope by the Cardinal Secretary of State. His holiness expressed his great regret that he could not go back of his decision, and permit him to remain in the College. Dr. O'Toole's only object in going to Rome was to obtain a dispensation for himself, he having taken office in the College before the decrees against the Clergy were either passed or ratified. - His holiness has also repeatedly stated there is no prohibition against the laity attending the Queen's Colleges."

BRUTAL MURDER. - Another victim has fallen in accordance with the baneful system of "agrarian legislation." Tipperary is again disgraced by the commission of another brutal murder, perpetrated under circumstances of great atrocity. In this instance the sufferer is neither a landlord or agent, but a peasant, named HOGAN, who resided near Busherstown, in this county, but on the borders of the King's County. It appears that Hogan was evicted from his holding, but was permitted by Mr. WALKER, the agent of the property, to continue on the premises, and to get what he could for the "good will" of the place. In consequence of this permission he had agreed with a person named Kenny to resign in his favour, subject to the approval of the agent, on receiving the sum of £10, to which Kenny assented, but subsequently having endeavoured to obtain the possession of it without paying the sum agreed on, Hogan, to use the common parlance of the neighbours, "dealt" with another man,! and by reason of his having dared to do so is assigned as the cause of his murder. A party, consisting of about ten men, all of whom were armed, attacked his house on Monday night week last, and beat him in a most savage manner, from the effects of which he languished and died on Friday night last. An inquest was held on the following day, when the coroner's jury returned the verdict usual in all such cases - "Wilful murder against some persons unknown." The wife of the deceased is in so delicate a state, from the injuries she received and the effects of the fright, that her life is despaired of, so that in all probability, the result of this outrage will end in the loss of at least two lives. Sub-Inspector MORGAN and the police of his district are actively employed endeavouring to trace out the perpetrators of this barbarous murder. Strong suspicion attaches to KENNY, who stated that he never left his house on the day of the occurrence; but it has been proved that he was seen drinking that day with a large party in the village of Toomavara. - Saunder's News Letter.

REJOICING AT KILLECAR. - As soon as it became known (on Saturday last) that John Albert NESBITT, Esq., had become the purchaser of the lands of Drumasladdy and Killecar, preparations were made by those residing in the neighbourhood to show their respect for him by having bonfires. As night set in, the surrounding hills of Drumlane, Drumashaddy, Killecar, &c., &c., were brilliantly lighted with the barrels, where hundreds collected who gave loud and hearty cheers for Mr. Nesbitt, and wishing that he may live long to enjoy a property upon which he had expended so much money in improvements. After drinking his health in a sufficient quantity of "Jamieson's best" they retired peaceably to their homes.

REPRESENTATION OF CARLOW. - Mr. Francis MACDONOUGH, the highly distinguished Queen's Councel, (sic) has addressed the electors of Carlow as a candidate for the seat left vacant by the death of the late Colonel BRUEN. Mr. Macdonagh offers himself on P__lite (?)? and Free-trade principles.


At her residence in Main-street, Cavan, on Tuesday the 26th November, Araminia ERSKINE.

At Brooklyn, near New York, on the 3d of November, Mrs. Eliza MONTGOMERY, late of Cavan.


On Saturday the Lady Ada Augusta, "sole daughter of Byron's house and heart," expired after a lingering illness of more than one year's duration, at No. 6, Great Cumberland-place. She was born in 1816, at the noble poet's town residence, 122 Piccadilly, and was, like her illustrious father, in the 37th year of her age when she died.

Writing to Mr. Murray from Venice, Feb. 2, 1818, Byron says - "I have a great love for little Ada, and I look forward to her as the pillar of my old age, should I ever reach that desolate period, which I hope not."

From Bologna, 7th June, 1819, he again writes: - I have not heard of my little Ada, the Electra of my Mycenae, "but there will come a day of reckoning, even should I not live to see it.

On the 8th July, 1835, the poet's daughter was united to Lord King, subsequently, in 1838, created Earl of Lovelace, a connection by which the lineage of John LOCKE was blended with that of Byron. Much of the interest which attaches to the daughters of Milton and Shakespeare was left in the decased (sic) lady wherever the English language is spoken, and to a large circle of private friends her death will be a source of sincere sorrow. Highly gifted, and endowed with a large share of father's vivid temperament, she delighted in intellectual as well as benevolent and kindly pursuits, "one of her most intimate and prized confidantes" having been for many years that intelligent judge of female excellence, Mrs. JAMESON. To that lady's pen we should refer the public for a true appreciation of her character.

ARREST OF SUSPECTED MURDERERS--On Wednesday night the Ahascragh police succeeded in arresting three men named QUIGLY, charged with the murder of Michael FOX, in July last, since when the accused parties have succeeded by the most extraordinary exertions, in evading the police, being so closely pressed as to be obliged to conceal themselves in pools of water, and they are quite emaciated in appearance. They have been committed to the county gaol to await their trial--Tuam Herald.

DEATH OF A CENTENARIAN.--Died on the 14th instant, at Passage, an old woman named Johanna WALSH, in the 105th year of her age. Previous to her death she had been only one week confined to bed. She has left a daughter who is at present an Octogenarian, being upwards of eighty years old.--Waterford Mail.

December 9, 1852

There were 11,000 houses less in the county Limerick in 1851 than in 1841.

Dr. M'GEE will be elected Mayor of Belfast for the ensuing year.

According to a report issued this week, the total number of emigrants that sailed from the port of Limerick for the United States and Canada this year was 8,037, and in the year 1851 the number was 11,309, showing a diminution of the Exodus by the lower Shannon this year of 3,272 souls.

December 16, 1852

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 3 & 4 William IV., chapter 68, and 6 & 7 William IV, ch. 38, to be heard and inquired into at CAVAN, on MONDAY, the 3rd day of January, 1853, immediately after the Grand Jury is sworn.

No. Name. Residence. Barony.
1. BELL, Benjamin Ballyjamesduff Castleraghan
2. COLERAN, William Curfad Up. Loughtee
3. McCAFFREY, Edward Ballconnell Tullyhaw
4. REILLY, Elleinor (?) Cavan Up. Loughtee
5. SHERIDAN, Thomas, Ballinaugh Clonmahon
6. SHEEHAN, John Corlismore Clonmahon
7. WHITE, Patrick    

Clerk of Peace, Co. Cavan.
Cavan, December 12, 1852

The lands of Ballinarry, county of Limerick, the estate of Mr. ODELL, was purchased on Friday last in the Encumbered Estates Court, by Charles LESLIE, Esq., of Delkey, for £5,650.

BAWNBOY UNION. - The board of guardians of this union at their meeting on Monday, the 13th inst., appointed George REA, Esq., of Kildallen, Revising Valuator to the union. We are sure from Mr. Rea's abilities and the experience he had in the same capacity in other unions he will give general satisfaction both to the guardian and rate-payers.

(From our Correspondent)

A hand-loom weaver of the name of James McCONNELL, who resided near the village of Drum in the county of Monaghan, and who wove linen cloth for Mr. P. DOLAN, of Cootehill, linen draper, came to the fair of that town on Friday last, to deliver a (?) (which he had woven during the previous week) to his employer, whose office he left; on his return home, at about eleven o'clock, whilst wending his way through Bridge-street--the night being extremely dark and severe--he fell into a deep-draw-well, which for the disgrace of the authorities, has been allowed to remain open and unprotected, immediately near the path-way, for some years past, in which he was drowned. Every exertion and search had been made ever since by his two maiden sisters (who resided with him) and friends; even the rivers in the neighbourhood of his residence, which have been much swollen by the late rain, had been dragged with drags or grapple-irons, to discover his body, they supposing that it was probable he was carried away with the flood which crosses the road at Crosslea, near Drum, that being his direct way home, but without effect. However, a woman who was drawing water at the well this day (Tuesday, the 14th inst.) drew up with her tincan a white "Jim Crow" hat, which led to the suspicion that the missing man had fallen into it; and search having been made, his body was discovered at the bottom of it. The well is some thirty feet deep, with about seven or eight feet of water in it. The melancholy event has created a great sensation amongst the inhabitants and its vicinity. An inquest was held this day (Wednesday, Dec. 15), before Dr. M'FADEN, coroner, and a respectable jury, on the remains of the unfortunate and ill-fated man, and a verdict in accordance with the facts above stated returned. Whilst the inquest was being held, a number of the neighbouring women, men, boys and girls, filled up the well. A summons has been issued against a man of the name of Michael M'MAHON, a blacksmith, for having been instrumental in causing the death of deceased, by having removed a block of wood which was placed transversely across the mouth of the well as a protection to the public some years ago.

Trial of William Burke Kirwan

December 23, 1852

Division of Cootehill

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 3 & 4 William VI., chapter 68, and 6 & 7 William IV, ch. 38, to be heard and inquired into at BAILIEBOROUGH on THURSDAY, the 6th day of January, 1853, immediately after the Grand Jury is sworn.

No. Name. Residence. Barony.
1. ARMSTRONG, Joseph Kingscourt Clonkee
2. BRADY, John Killcrone Tullygarvey
3. BRADY, Francis Cootehill Tullygarvey
4. CLARKE, John Cootehill Tullygarvey
5. CAROLAN, Patt Cootehill Tullygarvey
6. DONOHOE, Patt Cornapaste Tullygarvey
7. DOHERTY, Charles Baillieborough Clonkee
8. HANLON, Arthur Knockbride Clonkee
9. MOORE, Edward Coppenagh Castleraghan
10. MARTIN, Owen Baillieborough Clonkee
11. M'BREEN, Charles Knockbridge Clonkee


THE EXECUTORS of the late Alexander DIXON, and Co., of Belturbet, hereby call upon all Persons Indebted to the Estate, forthwith to pay their respective Accounts, otherwise, proceedings at Law will be adopted for the recovery of same; and all persons to whom the late firm are indebted, are requested to furnish their Accounts, so that the same may be discharged.

Belturbet Distillery, 20th December, 1852.

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THREATENING LETTER.--Thomas ROONEY and Peter CALLAGHAN are committed for trial at the next assizes for having, on the 12th instant, handed a threatening notice to James WYNNE, in Cullyhanna, in the district of Crossmaglen.--Armagh Guardian.

APPROACHING MARRIAGE IN HIGH LIFE.--The Marquis of Headford is to be married, early in February, to Lady MACNAUGHTON, widow of Sir Francis MACNAUTEN (sic), who fell a sacrifice in Cabool during the Afghanistan War. The lady is enormously rich.

December 30, 1852

Field-Marshal Baron Thos. O'Brady
(An Original Biography)

SUDDEN DEATHS.--We must regret to have to announce the very sudden deaths of two highly respectable merchants and inhabitants of Belfast-- John GOSSAN, Esq., and W. J. DUFFIELD, Esq., which took place in the course of yesterday. The former was of an advanced age; but the latter was in the prime of life. Mr. GOSSAN, we understand, expired in his office; and Mr. DUFFIELD was attending to his business till within a day or two of his death.--Belfast Mercury.

Mr. Thomas KELLY, stamp distributor, at Sligo, having resigned his office, the situation has been conferred on Mr. TUITE. It is stated to be worth about 150l. per annum.

On last week, Mr. George ROURKE, of this town had a pig killed which, when placed in the scales came to the enormous weight of six cwt. The pig was of the real old Irish breed.

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