Published in Cavan, county Cavan

April 5, 1855

Two troops of the 2nd Dragoon Guards, a company of the 56th Regiment, and a large number of policemen, from other quarters, have arrived here to keep order in this town and the other polling places during the election.

We see by the official notification of the 30th ult. from the war office, that the Hon. J. P. Maxwell has been promoted from being Brevet Major to a regimental majority in his proper regiment the 50th. There is not, we are convinced, one of our readers who will not feel glad at the fact; and the affix "without purchase," must be gratifying to every person who recollects the honourable gentleman's active services in the Crimean campaign and the sufferings which resulted to him from them.

We are grieved -- deeply grieved that it becomes our duty to record the death by drowning, on yesterday, of John DOPPING, Esq., H.M. Mr. Irwin, lieutenant in the revenue police force stationed in Arvagh, Mr. Fox, son of the member for Longford, and a son of Colonel Whyte. It appears that the two last named gentlemen, who held commissions in the Longford Militia, were on a visit at Mr. Dopping's residence, with his son, a brother officer, and amongst other means of amusement for them resource was had to boating on Lough Gowne(Gowns?), a large sheet of water, in that part of this county, which borders on Longford. Until one o'clock, yesterday morning, the party were cruising about in a large boat, and then they made for the land; but the boat was too heavy to near the shore, conveniently, and they, therefore, quitted it for a smaller one, which capsized immediately, and left them all in water, where the four we have named, found their graves, one only, young Mr. DOPPING, escaping. We were long witness of Mr. DOPPING's conduct as a Magistrate in our petty session's courts, and a more, upright, independent, intelligent, and efficient person in the capacity we never knew. He was emphatically the poor man's friend, his advocate as well as a dispenser of justice to him. We can well understand, the state of excitement, which, our respected Arvagh correspondent tells us, existed in that town when the news reached it. It would be proof of a utter want of feeling amongst the people if they had been collected on the occasion.

A woman, named KAVANAGH, the wife of a pensioner, now a member of the militia, of this county, fell down as she was walking in the streets of this town on Thursday last, and died immediately. A Coroner's inquest was held on the body of the deceased next day, and, after a post mortem examination, a verdict, "died of disease of the heart," was returned.

On the 1st instant, at Willmont Terrace, Belfast, the wife of William THOMPSON, Esq., of the Ulster Bank, of a daughter. DEATH On the 1st instant, in Cavan, of Consumption, Christiania, the beloved wife of the Rev. Jas. HENRY, Wesleyan Minister.

On the 1st instant, in Cavan, of Consumption, Christiania, the beloved wife of the Rev. Jas. HENRY, Wesleyan Minister.

April 12, 1855

In the Matter of the
Ex Parte
HENRY COLLINS, Petitioner.

The Commissioners will, on THURSDAY, the 19th APRIL, 1855, at their Court,
14, Henrietta-street, Dublin, at the Hour of twelve o’Clock, Sell by AUCTION,

ALL THAT AND THOSE, the Lands of GARRYNOGHER, held in Fee Simple, situate in the
Barony of Castleraghan, and
Containing 143A. 2R. 4P. statute measure, and producing a net rental of £114 2s. 0d. per annum.
Dated this 26th day of February, 1855.

The Lands are situate about eight miles from Cavan, six from Virginia, through which a coach passes daily to meet the Railway from Dublin to Kells, which is about fifteen miles from the Lands.
Ballyjamesduff is the Post Town, about one mile distant.

The tenants are peaceable and industrious.

Proposals for purchase by private contract will be received by the Solicitors having the carriage of the proceedings, up to the 1st April, and submitted to the Chief Commissioner for his approval.

For Rentals and further particulars apply at the Office of the Commissioners, 14, Henrietta-street, Dublin; or to Messrs. WOLFE, COURTENAY, and BURKE, Solicitors, having carriage of the Sale, 23, Upper Gloucester-street;

JOSEPH OWEN WRIGHT, Solicitor, 13, Westland-row; and to

ARTHUR IRWIN MAHON, C.E., Incumbered Estates Survey and Valuation Office, 16, Bolton-street, and Kings’ Inns, Dublin.

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SUDDEN DEATH. – We regret to have to record the melancholy and somewhat misterioius(sic) death of Mr. Liddle BAXTER, Jun., of this town. On Monday evening he was in Lowtherstown, and on the next morning was found dead on the road near Trillek. – No cause that we have heard has been assigned for the startling occurrence, but he sometimes drank freely, and it is feared that he has perished because of his besetment. – Imperial Reporter.

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PARTIES INTENDING TO Emigrate to AUSTRALIA would do well to Engage their Passage with the undersigned, who has sent out with the MOST SATISFACTORY RESULTS, more Passengers to that Colony within the last half-year, than any other Agent in the North of Ireland, and who has been appointed to act in this County for Messrs. Baines and Co’s. Australian Line of Mail Packets, composed of the LARGEST, the FINEST, and FASTEST Merchant Ships in the world.

Every information will be furnished by letter, or personally, to

Wellington Place, Enniskillen,
April 10, 1855.

Cause Petition under the Court of Chancery (Ireland)
Regulation Act, 1850, Section 15.
In the Matter of
Dera GRIFFITH, Widow,
And Administratrix of David GRIFFITH, deceased,
John GRIFFITH and others, Minors,

I HEREBY require all Persons claiming to be Creditors, or pecuniary Legatees of David GRIFFITH, late of Lodge, in the County of Cavan, Esquire, deceased, on or before the 23rd day of APRIL next, to furnish in Writing to the Petitioner, Dora GRIFFITH, of Lodge, Belturbet, in the County of Cavan, Administratrix, with the will annexed of said David GRIFFITH, or to Thomas CARMICHAEL, No. 7, Upper Temple-street, in the City of Dublin, her Solicitor, the amount and particulars of their several demands (accompanied in case of single contract debts, by a statement of the consideration of such debts). In order that the petitioner may, without any expense to them, prove in this matter such, or so much of their demands, as she shall think just – of the allowance or disallowance of which, or any part of same, said Creditors shall receive due notice, and all such Creditors whose claims shall be disallowed either wholly or in part, shall at the peril of costs be at liberty to file charges in my Office in respect of the claims or amounts so disallowed within one fortnight after they shall respectively have received notices of such disallowances.

Dated this 27th day of March, 1855.
THOMAS CARMICHAEL, Solicitor for the Petitioner, 7, Upper Temple-street, Dublin.

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THE PRESENTMENT SESSIONS, to be holden previous to Summer Assizes, 1855, will commence on WEDNESDAY, 16th of MAY next.

Applications for new works, and for payments, to be lodged at the Secretary’s Office, on SATURDAY, the 5th of MAY next.

Sec. of Grand Jury

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On such Terms as may be agreed upon,

THE EXTENSIVE AND PREMISES situate in CASTLE STREET, as lately occupied by the late Mr. James MAGENNIES.

The Concern, it is well known, is admirably adapted for carrying on a large business, and has been employed in this way with great success for very many years.

Further particulars can be known on application to Mrs. MAGENNIES, Belturbet.

N.B.—That portion of the stock in Trade of the deceased Mr. MAGENNIES, which as yet remains undisposed of, can be had at a valuation.

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THE SALESMAN begs leave to announce that he has received positive
instructions from Mrs. A. HINDS, the executrix of her husband, Mr. Thomas HINDS, to Sell
by PUBLIC AUCTION, without the least reserve, on the premises,
On MONDAY, the 23rd day of April, 1855,

Her interest in a Freehold Property, situate in the Main Street, Cavan, and standing on nearly two acres of ground.

The Property comprises Two splendid Houses, with extensive yard, Chandling House, Tan Yard, and Garden, with extensive slated offices and large Gateway, all very recently built, under the immediate superintendence of the late owner, Mr. Thomas HINDS, who carried on most extensively the Butchering, Tanning, and Chandling for the last 30 years --. The concerns attached to the Main House have all the necessary requisits for carrying on the above mentioned business. The property is held by Lease, renew able for ever, under Lord Farnham, at the yearly rent of £21 17s.

The Houses offered for Sale present an opportunity to any purchaser for the profitable investment of capital, but particularly to any person concerned with Mr. HINDS’ trade, who has been so liberally supported by the Nobility and Gentry, together with the general trade of the public at large.

One of the houses is let to Miss. LOWRY, for 7 years, from May 185r2, with a portion of the Garden and small office House, at the yearly rent of £37 10s. The remainder of the immense rere(sic) being attached to the house now occupied by Mr. Wm. HINDS, who carried on the Victualling trade to almost an unrivalled extent. But from the great encouragement he has received from this friends in Australia, has retired from the business, and the purchaser will get immediate possession of the House, Offices, &c., occupied by him, which would let at any Rent asked for it, particularly to a butcher, from its great notoriety as a victualling establishment, as the Nobility, Gentry, and public at large will feel gross inconvenience at the removal of Mr. HINDS from Cavan, if not replaced by some person in the trade, only one butcher, now residing in the flourishing town of Cavan.

A private offer will be taken up to Monday the 15th inst.

For further particulars apply to Mrs. HINDS or to the Auctioneer, who solicits an inspection of the premises any day prior to the Sale.

Terms – CASH. Purchaser to pay auction fees.

EDWARD FEGAN, Auctioneer
Cavan, April the 4th, 1855.

April 19, 1855


Died at Faragh, near Cavan, on the 13th instant, (to the inexpressible grief of his family, and regret of his numerous acquaintances) of inflammation of the bowels, Noble PAGET, Esq., aged 51 years. He was one of the best of fathers and kindest of husbands' the friend and advocate of pure and undefiled religion, and supporter of every charitable and religious institution; he was also compassionate and kind to the poor. His sudden death has created a blank in society that it will be difficult to fill up, and during his useful and active life 'he done justly, loved mercy, and walked humbly with his God.' The beck'ning angels, like the beams of day, Winged through the skies to line his bright'ning way.

April 26, 1855

A woman, named CARROLL, the sister of a respectable man, a broker of that name, who resides in this town, was visited with an attack of paralysis while she was sitting at breakfast on Sunday last, and died in the evening of the same day.

For the last twelve days we have had an uninterrupted drought, rather severe frosts during the night, and an intensely hot sun during the day. As might be expected in the circumstances, there has not been the least vegetation in the meantime. We are glad to say, however, that the crops are nearly all down throughout the country, and, for the last two nights, the frost has quite disappeared.

Reference to the petty sessions' report, which appears in another column, will show how chimerical were the fears of the writers in the Daily Express as to the truculence which would reign everywhere through this county, during and after the election. There has been no clue found yet as to who was the unfortunate wight who lost the blood whose horrible pool might be seen -- mentioned in the pages of our contemporary, nor can any of our doctors or policemen tell, who was the no less miserable fellow, whose cries as he was roasting behind his own fire, were so heartrending. It is a fact that the people have conducted themselves admirably; let us hope that their masters will not be less praiseworthy. Indeed we believe too firmly in the good sense as the generosity and honesty of purpose of the gentlemen of this county to entertain any apprehension of their persecuting a man for recording his vote, as he believed honestly; but we have heard that some "Darby O'Drives(?)" have been out noticing the tenants their victims about rent and arrears. Let them be sure they will not escape our notice, and if they attract it too much, they will gain more notoriety than they would bargain for. Low cringing fellows, those same Darbies; they have done nine-tenths of the harm, in all times, which has been attributed to landlords' again we say to them -- beware.


Magistrates present -- William SMYTH, Abraham BRUSH, Theophilus THOMPSON, and Joseph STOREY, Esqrs.

William HUMPHRYS, Esq., attended for a few minutes.

A charge of assault at Ballyhaise on the evening of the 22nd inst.

James NEIL swore that he was drinking with the complainant in Mr. GILLIS's in Ballyhaise, on Sunday evening last, when an affray arose, and defendant struck complainant a blow which severely injured him, so that he was unable to appear to day, and the doctor who attended him would not give a certificate that he was out of danger.

The affray, it appears, arose out of some dispute regarding land.

The witness could not take upon him to swear that defendant used a pint measure, with which it was alleged the assault was committed.

Defendant was committed for further examination, when the complainant would be able to appear.

Mr. James FAY inquired whether bail would not be taken in the case.

Mr. HUMPHREYS -- No; no certificate will be given that the man's life is out of danger; when that is produced he may be bailed.

Mr. HUMPHREYS then left the bench.

James CLARKE a Catherine B(?X)TON A change of throwing stones at complainant in Tullyco on the 12th inst. The complainant swore to defendant striking him with stones. He first shot her hens which were upon his ground, which Mary MULLIGAN (produced?) by complainant; saw defendant coming up to complainant and meeting him; did not see her throwing stones, but saw her having a hold of the gun, as if they were 'scuffling.'

Thos. CONATY sworn -- He and Clarke saying when he shot the hens, 'there is broth for you;' did not see defendant throwing stones at him. Complaint withdrawn, an action pending for a grievous assault upon the defendant by plaintiff.

Complainant -- Well, go on with your process. D____a penny you will ever get from me if I was to lie in jail seven years for it. She called me a perjured rascal, that voted for Mr. BURROWES.


James SHERIDAN examined -- on the 11th inst. was going from Cavan in a tax cart when coming near his own avenue passed several people shouting for Mr. HUGHES; came up to a gig al (sic) cart which drew up to let him pass, but one got before and one behind him, closing him up. He shouted for Mr. HUGHES, and complainant's son shouted "BURROWES, and no surrender.' They then hit (?) his horse and his son, and complainant got down out off the car and was beaten with a whip and s--s(?), while he used himself his gun, but not in a deadly way; was beaten severely; got to his own land and brought the police with him, who arrested defendant. Is sure he is the man who struck him.

GORMLEY denied the statement but said had plenty of witnesses whom he would produce at the sessions. He was not prepared to give bail.

__________ SHERIDAN -- Is Complainant's son; was with his father on the night in question; was assaulted but knows not by whom; did not see GORMLEY strike his father, but saw him on the road.

The informations were returned to the quarter sessions, and GORMLEY was at once admitted to bail, binding himself in
20 £ to appear, and finding (?) two securities in 10 £ each.


A charge of assault by defendant with three others, whom he does not know.

Mr. THOMPSON stated that complaint was lodged with him in the case, and he ommitted (sic) DALTON for a few days until he found that CLARK was out of danger.

Complainant proved to the assault having taken place on Wednesday the 11th between five and six o'clock in the evening; identified DALTON as having been a party in it, and the man who gave him the last blow but one.

Sergeant MOORE, of Cavan infirmary, examined -- Saw the defendant in Cavan between four and five o'clock on the day in question; is sure it was not his brother he saw; knows DALTON well.

Thomas BROWN examined --- Thinks he saw defendant in Cavan on Wednesday, but is not sure that it was his brother he saw.

John KAYE was working with defendant on Wednesday, up to four o'clock. Loynehall (Moynehall?) is seven miles from Drumhowna (sic), the place where he was working at four with the defendant.

Daniel CARROLL saw defendant and his brother setting plants in his own garden between five and six o'clock; did not see either during the course of the day.

To Mr. THOMPSON -- Had no watch or clock that he might know the hour by it.

Mr. THOMPSON - It's clear the case ought at once to be sent for trial.

Mr. SMITH -- It is equally clear that when you allow a man to enter into a rebutting case you ought to hear it out.

Peter WILSON was with CLARKE when he was beaten; does not know how many were at him, but there was a great number; stopped on the road while he saw complainant beaten, but saw that it was useless to interfere for him; was summoned here by the police; knows defendant right well, and he was not one of the party.

The bench determined that this case should also be sent for trial.

Defendant -- It's a hard case to be treated this way. I have fifteen or sixteen witnesses to prove I was at home all day, and they will not be questioned.

Defendant was admitted to bail at once.

CAVAN UNION - Tuesday, April 24

Theophilus THOMPSON, Esq., J.P., in the chair.

Other guardians - Messrs. Thos. REILLY, Lawrence LAMB(?), B. GAFFNEY, and Hugh BRADY.

There was little to be done but the routine business of reading the minutes of last day's proceedings and the admission of paupers, six of whom were admitted, two being the children of women at present in the jail of Cavan.

It came out that it would be necessary soon to strike a rate, as there was not more money on hands than would serve the house for a month.

The clerk was ordered to write to Mr. MAGUIRE, one of the collectors of rates, to come forward by Thursday next, and lodge with the treasurer 40£ the sum yet outstanding in his case

A letter was read from Mr. CARSON, the Apothecary to the house, asking leave of absence for a month, he undertaking to leave a duly qualified person in his place.


The clerk suggested that it would be necessary to know who was to be his substitute. Dr. CARSON said that he was a Mr. FITZGERALD, a gentleman from Dublin.


On 25th April, at Drumgoon Catholic Church, by the Rev. Terence O'Reilly, P.P., assisted by the Rev. John Smith, P.P., St. James's, Dublin (brother to the bridegroom), Philip SMITH, Esq., of Artons, to Marianne, eldest daughter of Thomas FAY, Esq., Cootehill.

On the 18th instant, at Kilkeedy Church, by the Rev. G. Massy, Hugh Lyuedocn(?) BARTON, Esq., to the Hon. Anna Emily MASSY, eldest daughter of the Right Hon. Lord CLARINA

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