Cavan Observer
Published in Cavan, county Cavan

August 1, 1857



At Belturbet, on the 23rd inst., the wife of David F. JONES, Esq., of a daughter.


On Wednesday, 24th July, at Derrybeen Church, Diocese of Kilmere, by the Rev. Andrew HOGG, A.M., Rector of Wirney and Annageliffe, brother of the bride, John Thomas WATKINS, Esq., Breaffey House, Castelbar, to Margaret, only daughter of the late James HOGG, Esq., Carteen, Drumsma.


On the 27th inst., at the residence of her son, Farnham-street, Cavan, Mary, widow of the late William John HANCOCK, Esq., Assistant Poor Law Commissioner, aged 61 years.


On Saturday, the 18th instant, a poor woman named MARUM, living in Ballinakill, went out of her house for a short time to transact some little business, leaving her infant, aged two months, in the cradle. During the mother's absence a sow came into the house and attacked the infant, frightfully tearing it about the face, arms and breast; the poor thing lingered until the 20th in great agony, when it died.

On the 25th inst., there will leave England 400 convicts, among whom will be found Sir John Dean Paul STRAHAN, and BATES, the fraudulent bankers; ROBSON, the Crystal Palace forger; REDPATH, who committed the forgeries on the Great Northern Railway Company; and AGAR, the railway guard, who committed the great gold robbery on the South-Eastern Railway. The notorious bank forger, Barrister SAWARD, alias Jem the Penman, the putter up of all the great robberies in the metropolis, for the last 20 years, also goes out in this ship.

August 8, 1857


August 5, at Brookvale, Cavan, the lady of the Rev. Andrew HOGG, of a daughter.


July 31, at Farnham street, at the residence of her brother, Dr. HALPIN, Maria (illegible), late of Richmond hill, Monkstown, county Dublin, and sister of the late Rev. N. J. HALPIN, of Dublin, deeply and deservedly regretted.

August 2, at Dollymount, Phibsboro, near Dublin, Alicia, relict of James GARVEN, Esq., of Belturbet, in the 48th year of her age.

August 15, 1857

MAGISTRACY--James Arthur DEASE, Esq., of Turbotstown, has been appointed vice-lieutenant of the county Cavan, the lieutenant, the Most Noble the Marquis of Headfort, proposing to be absent for some time from the kingdom.

On Tuesday last the day coach from Enniskillen to Cavan, was upset at Maken, about, five miles from Enniskillen, while on its way to Cavan. The coach contained thirteen passengers, but we are happy to state that not one of them sustained any serious injury, save a few slight bruises about the face. The coach which was driven by the owner, Mr. WALLACE, was so much damaged that it was found necessary to procure another from Enniskillen. On account of this delay the coach was late in its arrival at Cavan, which did not take place till ten o'clock that night, and in consequence the passengers requiring to proceed by rail, were obliged to remain at the Farnham Arms hotel till the following morning, when they proceeded by the seven o'clock train.

INSOLVENT DEBTORS--Petitions to be heard--At Cavan, on Oct. 16:--Daniel KEELIN, late of Bailieborough, county Cavan, woollen and calico draper. At Belfast, Oct. 20:--Gilbert RODGERS, late of Belfast, county Antrim, dealer, and furniture manufacturer. John M'MUNN, late of Belfast, not in business, previously spirit dealer.

August 22, 1857

PRESENTATION--The members of the Balymoney Inquiring Class have presented the Rev. Aiken IRVINE with a handsome Bible and suitable inscription on the occasion of his resigning the post of superintending missionary, of the North Antrim district, under the Irish Church Mission for the perpetual curacy Five-mile town.

August 29, 1857


June 19, near Mahebad, shot through the heart by a dacoit, Lieutenant Somerset Edward Deane TOWNSEND, of the Bengal Artilliery, third son of the late Lord Bishop of Meath.

Killed in action, at Delhi, Lieutenant Mervyn HUMPHRYS, youngest son of William HUMPHRYS, Esq., of Ballyhaise House, county Cavan.

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