Published in Cavan, county Cavan

December 6, 1862


(Before William Babington, Esq., J.P., (Chairman), and J. G. Tatlow, Esq., J.P.)

There were only a few cases for hearing at the Court this day, which were of an uninteresting nature.


November 27th, in the Wesleyan chapel, Newtownbutler, by the Rev. John HAZELTON, Mr. Thompson MORRISON, of Clones, son of Mr. Gideon MORRISON, Enniskillen, to Emily Caroline, only daughter of Mr. J. W. BRANDON, late of Dublin.

November 22, in St. Anne's Church, Belfast, by the Rev. Dr. MILLER, Vicar, Mr. David GILLESPIE, Brookborough, county Fermanagh, to Annie Eliza, third daughter of the late Thomas MACNAMARA, Newry.


On the 5th inst., at Erskine Terrace, in this town, Frederick, son of F. GAHAN, Esq., County Surveyor, 15 months old.

December 3, at Culky, near Enniskillen, Mr. Thomas KERRIGAN, aged 108 years. He served for 40 years in a yeomanry corps under the Earl of Belmore. He then enlisted in the 27th foot, in which regiment he fought under Wellington, at Waterloo, and received his pension, as a pensioner from that regiment, for 40 years.


Magistrates present--Captain Phillips, J.P., (Chairman); John Rogers, J.P., and the Rev. R.E.W. Venables, J.P.


Constable A. GRACE of Clover Hill, summoned Bernard REILLY, of Clinandra, near Redhills, for having on his premises, on the 24th of October, a still house and several vessels having the appearance of being recently used in the process of illicit distillation.

The Constable deposed to having found a still house, two vessels, and a barrel containing 16 gallons of illicit matter within a short distance of defendant's house; but the witness of his own knowledge could not prove to the place where he found the above articles.

Jane ROBERTS and James REILLY were called by Constable GRACE to prove the ownership of the premises; but they failed to prove what the Constable desired.

Mr. Knipe, solicitor for the defendants, said in a case before the Queen's Bench by the Excise for the recovery of a penal sum for tobacco, the Hon. Mr. WHITESIDE's stated it to be a rotten case, but this was a worse one.

The Bench dismissed the case without prejudice.


Michael M'DONALD v. Laurence O'BRIEN

The case was before the Court on two previous occasions. Last week it was dismissed, the matter being altogether one of the accounts. On being fully investigated at the present hearing, a decree for £1 0s 9d without costs was granted, the defendant having tendered that amount on each occasion, but M'DONALD claimed 1l 19s 4d.

Mr. Knipe appeared for plaintiff, and Mr. Armstrong, for defendant.


Patrick M'KIERNAN appeared to answer the charge of Hugh NAAN, bailiff, for rescue and assault.

Mr. Knipe appeared for the prosecutor, who deposed that on the 24th ult., he went to defendant's premises and seized a cow under a decree at the suit of Mrs. YAW, of Kilconny; defendant assaulted him and said he would lose his life or take witnesses before the cow should be taken from him.

Mr. Knipe produced the decree and said that if the defendant was allowed to set the law at defiance with impunity no one could recover debts on a decree.

NAAN stated he had heard that the defendant was preparing to leave the country, and was about to sell his land.

The Bench said they had no alternative but to send the defendant for trial to the Quarter Sessions, and ordered him to find bail, himself in 10l and two sureties in 5l each.

Mr. Knipe said if the cow was given up or the amount of the decree paid, no information would be sworn.


Mary REILLY, of Drumliff, summoned Pat M'CABE, of Urney, for turning her out of his house, and for 23s wages for a half year, commencing the 12th November last.

Mr. Knipe appeared for the defendant, and examined the complainant at some length, from which it appeared that very little provocation was given by M'CABE for her leaving, and that he was quite willing to keep her the remainder of her time; but in answer to the Bench she refused to go back. The summons was consequently dismissed.

There were some few cases of road nuisance at the suit at the Constabulary, in which the defendants were let off with the usual small fine of 6d and costs after which the Court rose.

December 13, 1862


ACCIDENT AT THE BUTLER'S BRIDGE ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH.--On Tuesday evening, an accident, which nearly eventuated in the loss of three lives, occurred at the new Roman Catholic Church in course of erection at the above place by Mr. William HAGUE, builder of this town. Three brothers, named REYNOLDS, were employed on the roof as slater, when the rope that held the scaffolding gave way, and the three men were precipitated from it. Two of them fortunately contrived to break the fall by clinging to a portion of the roof and escaped unhurt, but the other poor fellow fell down thirty feet into a quarry adjoining. He is said to be seriously injured, and was at once conveyed to the Cavan Infirmary, where he at present remains in a precarious state.

THE REV HUGH MURRAY--It affords us much pleasure to be able to announce that the worthy incumbent of this town, the Rev. Hugh MURRAY, A.M., who has been labouring under severe indisposition, is becoming convalescent, to the great joy of his parishioners by whom he is deservedly beloved.


Magistrates present:--William Babington, J.P.; W. M. Hickson, R.M., Esqrs.


The Irish North Western Railway Company summoned Mathew SADLIER and Martha SADLIER for stealing sleepers off the railway.

A witness in the employment of the railway company proved to having missed the sleepers, and to having found one of them cut up in defendant's house; has no doubt of its being the property of the company; gave information of the circumstances to the constabulary of Butler's Bridge.

The Constable of the Butler's Bridge police station proved to having found portions of a sleeper in Mathew SADLIER's house; got half a plank behind the garden wall, and a whole plank convenient; the accused is a cottier.

Mr. Babington cautioned the accused not to say anything that could criminate themselves.

SADLIER said he knew nothing about the timber, and when he saw it in his house he inquired of his wife where it came from, and she said she found it in the "slough."

Mr. Babington--The railway company have lost a good deal of property lately, and I consider the evidence clear and strong against the prisoners.

Informations taken, and the prisoners sent to abide their trial at the Quarter Sessions.


Ellen REILLY and Catherine CULLEN were brought up on a charge of stealing a blanket from the Cavan workhouse.

Edward FINLEY, porter of the workhouse, deposed that on the night of the 25th November last a hole was broken through the wall of one of the female wards; a blanket belonging to the union was found missing next morning.

Mary MARTIN, a pauper inmate of the workhouse, proved that the prisoners broke a hole through the dormitory wall of the workhouse.

Witness to FINLEY--Did not see the prisoners take anything with them; a blanket was missed next morning; heard the hole breaking but did not see them bring away anything.

Ellen REILLY said the witness MARTIN was as much implicated in the robbery as any of them, and that she gave her a petticoat to conceal her when going to pledge the blanket; MARTIN also gave witness a petticoat belonging to the union to pledge; the other prisoner, Catherine CULLEN had nothing whatever to do with the matter.

Mr. Babington--Have robberies of a similar character before happened?

FINLEY--Yes, your worship, many robberies have occurred.

Mr. Babington--And were they reported to the board of guardians?

FINLEY said he was not aware of any report being made.

Mr. Babington--Are there not watchmen at the workhouse, whose duty it is to protect the property of the union?

FINLEY--There are watchmen who receive extra rations, and if they did their duty no robbery could occur. The prisoners had to got across a twelve foot wall when leaving the house.

Mr. Babington said he would take care to bring the matter before the board of guardians as it appeared to him a very great neglect of duty.

Mr. Babington--Where was the stolen property discovered?

FINLEY--At Mr. KIERNAN's pawn office in Bridge-street.

Mr. Babington--Do you mean to say that a legal pawnbroker could be guilty of taking in property marked with the workhouse brand?

FINLEY said the blanket was got at KIERNAN's, who lent 3s on it.

Mr. Babington considered the pawnbroker had acted very blameable in taking the blanket.

Mr. KIERNAN said that it was his wife who took it in, and that it was so folded as to hide the union brand. It was dark at the time it was pawned, and it being a weighty blanket the amount asked was given without inspecting it.

Mr. Babington--If I had any reliable evidence that the pawnbroker was aware of the blanket being the property of the union I would consider it my duty to have him prosecuted, as he would be as legally guilty as the person who stole it.

Mr. KIERNAN declared that it would not have been taken in if the union brand had been seen.

Mr. Babington--I consider it a very loose way of doing business, and I shall take care that pawnbrokers conduct their business properly. I do not apply these observations to Mr. SMALL, who I believe is very particular in transacting his business with the public. I have much doubt as to the course I ought to pursue in the present instance.

FINLEY said it was not at all unlikely that the workhouse brand might not have been noticed from the manner the blanket was folded.

Mrs. KIERNAN was produced as a witness, but could not identify which of the prisoners pawned the blanket; but to the best of her belief it was Catherine CULLEN.

Mary REILLY said Catherine CULLEN did not go to the pawn officer with her, and that she had no hand in the stealing of the blanket.

The witness MARTIN said that CULLEN did not leave the workhouse on the night in question, and that it was REILLY who brought the blanket into town.

FINLEY said there were seven beds in the ward on the night of the 25th November, and next morning one of them was missing.

MARTIN said that CULLEN and REILLY slept in one bed on the night the blanket was stolen.

Mr. Hickson--Was the girl who pawned the blanket dressed in the workhouse clothing?

Mrs. KIERNAN said it was as dark at the time, and could not distinctly say how the girl was dressed, but did not think she wore the workhouse dress.

Mr. Hickson--The workhouse dress is rather remarkable.

Mr. Babington--The evidence of Mrs. KERINAN is not sufficient to warrant us in sending the prisoners for trial, and we must deal with them on the charge of breaking the workhouse wall. I certainly cannot help remarking that both Mrs. and Mr. KIERNAN appear to conduct their business in a very lapse manner, and if they had observed ordinary caution the workhouse brand must have been seen. I hope that they will act with greater caution in future.

The Court, after consulting the act of parliament, sentenced the prisoners to two months' imprisonment for breaking the workhouse wall.

Mary REILLY appeared very indignant that the witness MARTIN should escape punishment, as she said she was the greatest rogue of any of them.

There were a few cases of trespass, after disposing of which the Court rose.



(Before Captain Nesbitt)


Francis JOHNSTON, and W. H. JOHNSTON summoned Charles M'DERMOTT and John FARRELLY for an assault.

The plaintiffs in this case were father and son, both respectable men from the County Fermanagh. The defendants were workmen of Wm. Rogers, Esq., and were at the fair of Belturbet on the 4th instant in charge of a number of cattle belonging to their master. The JOHNSTONs happened to be passing at the time with a cow, which ran among the cattle the defendants had in charge, when both the latter struck the cow repeated blows. Old JOHNSTON remonstrated with the defendants, but to no avail, and one of them struck him with a stick, when his son struck M'DERMOTT. Both plaintiffs deposed to the above facts, and were cross examined at much length by Mr. Armstrong, with the view of showing that it was themselves who committed the first assault.

James CAMPBELL, a farmer, was produced for the defense, and his evidence was completely at issue with that given by the plaintiffs; he considered the JOHNSTONs gave the first assault.

Captain Nesbitt, who happened to witness the transaction, said he saw one of the defendants strike old JOHNSTON with a stick, in a most brutal manner. He (Captain Nesbitt) did not wish to go into the case without another magistrate.

It was ultimately arranged that the parties should pay a fine of 10s each and costs.

Mr. Rogers stated that he regretted not being present at the occurrence, as he would have prevented it.

The fine was paid and the parties were discharged.


Hugh SMITH of Belturbet processed Edward KILIHOR of Belturbet, for 14s, due for shop goods sold and delivered in the months of May, June, and July last.

The plaintiff's wife proved to the amount due, and produced a book in which she stated the entries were made by her at the time.

Captain Nesbitt, on examining the account book, said that it appeared like an account manufactured for the purpose of the trial, and other persons in Court to whom he handed it coincided in his opinion.

Mr. Knipe, solicitor, said he would put that point on of dispute. The plaintiff became an insolvent in the month of June last, and consequently the right to sue vested in the provisional assignee of the Insolvent Court.

Plaintiff's wife said that the account was not returned to the Court, and that some of the goods were got since her husband's insolvency.

The Court dismissed the case on its merits.


Constable M'ILWAINE, Butler's Bridge, summoned Terence FITZPATRICK, of Drumcalpin, for that he on the night of the 29th ult, sold spirituous liquor on his premises, he not having license to do so.

The Constable applied to have the witnesses examined separately, as they were persons who were in the house at the time.

Mr. Knipe, who appeared for the accused, objected to the application on the ground that it was quite illegal and unconstitutional, and a decision had been given in the superior courts on the point.

The Court asked was there any law on the subject, and if not they would use their own discretion in the case.

Mr. Knipe--You can take the law officers opinion on it. When I see a person using so much zeal as the constable has, I will contest every point.

Captain Phillips--I never take the opinion of the Law Officers in anything. I consider my own just as good.

The bench overruled the objection, and the witnesses were removed from the Court. Their names were Hugh BOYLIN, Timothy KELLY, Patrick O'REILLY, M. O'REILLY, T. O'HARA, and Owen LAMB.

Three of the witnesses were examined, but none of them would prove what the Constable desired, and their story was, that they only drank one glass or half a glass which came from somebody's hands; that they minded but one thing, not paying anything for it; and that a huntsman who was coming from the hunt gave the whiskey gratis. They stated that they were in the act of subscribing 10s to send to Milltown for whiskey when the Constable and his men came in and spoiled the sport.

Captain Nesbitt asked why they should send to Milltown for it, when Drumcalpin was nearer to Butler's Bridge.

The witnesses said that they considered they would get a better "drop" at Milltown.

The case was dismissed without prejudice.


Philip M'CORTY summoned Jane CONWAY for stealing four ducks.

The defendant did not appear, and the prosecutor deposed that he caught the accused in an out house where she had two of the ducks killed; he tried to arrest her but she got away.

She was fined 10s, or 14 days in gaol.

The Court then rose.


December 6, at Tullamore, the wife of Charles B. REYNOLDS, Esq., Supervisor of Inland Revenue, of a daughter.

December 4, at Strandhill, Cong, the wife of William BURKE, Esq., of a daughter.


December 6, by the Rev. W. ELLIS, at 17 Arlington Street, by special license, the Earl of Eglinton and Winton, to Lady Sophia Anderson PELHAM, only daughter of the late Earl of Yarborough.

October 29, at the Cathedral, Calcutta, John Bramley RIDOUBT, Esq., 80th Regiment, to Wilmot BERESFORD, second daughter of John HAYTER, Esq., of 57 Hurley street, London. No cards.


December 10, in this town, after a lingering illness, which he bore with Christian patience, Mr. Patrick CONNELL, deservedly regretted, aged 26 years.

November 20, in New York, Thomas BRADY, native of the county Cavan, aged 71 years.

November 22, in New York, Peter BYRNES, native of the parish of Dunlaven, county Wicklow, aged 57 years.

November 22, in New York, Michael DORR, native of Elphin, county Roscommon.

November 22, in New York, Michael M'GUINNESS, native of the county Cavan, parish of Anna, in the 23d year of his age.

November 25, in New York, Susan M'DERMOTT, native of the townland of Dartly, county Cavan, in the 73d year of her age.

November 22, in New York, Anne POWERS, native of the county of Longford, aged 41 years.

November 15, suddenly, in Brooklyn, New York, Patt BRADY, in the 62d year of his age, native of the county Cavan.

November 18, in New York, of consumption, Margaret BAGLEY, a native of Longford.

November 19, in New York, James QUILLAN, son of Edward QUILLAN, aged 21 years, Killeshandra, townland of Kiltrasna, county Cavan.

December 20, 1862


On the 10th instant at St. John's Episcopal Chapel, Edinburgh, by the Rev. F. T. CHAMBERLAIN, M.A., T.C.D., assisted by the Rev. E. GOOD, Chaplain of H.M.S. Edinburgh, Frederick Augustus BRICE, Esq., M.D., Assistant Surgeon, H.M.S. Edinburgh, to Sarah Elizabeth, youngest daughter of the late Lieutenant William Henry GODDARD, Royal Navy.


December 14, at Larah, in the 68th year of his age, Rev. John MATTHEWS, P.P., of same place, and for many years parish priest of Ballyhaise. The Rev gentleman is very much regretted by his parishioners, as they have always found him to be a kind and attentive pastor.


The Presentment Sessions for the Barony of Upper Loughtee and County at Large, was held in the court-house of this town on Thursday last.

John E. VERNON, Esq., J.P., in the chair.

Magistrates--Captain Carden, Captain Erskine, William Babington, Esq.; William Smith, Esq.; and David Finely, Esq.

Cess-payers--Messrs. Patt FINEGAN, George LYNDON, Martin BEATIE, James BROWNE, and Patt GAFFNEY.

John G. TATLOW, Esq., Secretary to the Grand Jury, read over the imperative presentments on the County at Large, which comprised the officers salaries of the gaol, infirmary, petty sessions courts throughout the county, printing, &c.

The presentment of £241 for printing the parliamentary revision list gave rise to some discussions.

The Chairman considered the presentment a formidable one, and inquired if it was in accordance with the contact price.

Mr. CAFFREY said the items were in strict accordance with the contract:

Chairman--I suppose then we must pass it, but I think it is a matter for the consideration of the grand jury. The presentment was then allowed.....


Michael REILLY, of Lisanymore, claimed £10, as compensation, for malicious breaking of a leg of a cow, his property, on the night of the 22d of May 1862, at Lisanymore.

The claimant failed to establish his claim to the satisfaction of the magistrates and cess-payers and the presentment was disallowed.

This terminated the proceedings.


Monday, Dec. 15

Magistrates present:--William Babington, J.P.; Captain Erskine, J.P.


John MOORE summoned the Rev. Charles O'REILLY for £2 wages.

The Rev. Mr. O'REILLY's man admitted the debt and said he was prepared to pay the money, if the defendant gave up possession of a house belonging to the Rev. Mr. O'REILLY.

Mr. Armstrong, who appeared for the plaintiff, said that possession of the house had nothing to do with the wages.

The plaintiff deposed to having been hired by the Rev. Mr. O'REILLY from May to November at 6d a day; worked 134 days, and received £1 5s 6d, leaving a balance of £2 1s 6d; his mother and sister got a house from his reverence for herding; the money was due him for work, and there was nothing about the house in his engagement; would give up the house as soon as he got his money.

Decreed with costs.


John CALLAGHAN summoned Hugh FEGAN for an assault (illegible).

A witness was produced to support the evidence of the complainant, but would not swear to having seen defendant strike him; he dragged him out of the garden, but saw no blow given.

To the Bench--Considered he used more violence than necessary.

Robert FEGAN deposed that the complainant owed him a debt of £2 3s and came to defendant's house to settle with him; a difference arose about the 3s and the defendant ordered complainant to leave his place; ....The Court dismissed the case.


Thomas NEIL summoned Alexander M'MANUS.

NEIL deposed that he was a car-driver in the employment of the proprietor of the Farnham Arms, and attended the arrival of the trains for passengers; the defendant was similarly employed by Mr. O'HAGAN, and also attended the trains; a gentleman came out of the train and asked for a car to bring him to Clones; witness offered his services, when M'MANUS came up and said he would bring him for 5s; defendant then came over and struck witness.

Mr. Armstrong--You have just told the very reverse of the transaction.

Witness to Mr. Armstrong--M'MANUS was not first talking to the gentleman who came out of the train; did not say "there comes the Farnham Arms, with the best horse."

M'MANUS deposed that he was in the habit of attending the trains; was first talking to the gentlemen when NEIL came up and said his horse would fall down on the road; asked NEIL why he said so when he abused him; witnesses blood was up and he struck him one blow, and would have struck his brother if he took away the character of his horse.

John M'CAFFREY proved that M'MANUS was first talking to the gentleman; NEIL said M'MANUS's horse would fall; the gentleman declined to go with either of them and he thought to get the job for the "Globe"; saw no blow given, but heard angry words between them.

Mr. Armstrong said it was quite clear that NEIL had given great provocation, and he hoped the Bench would deal lightly with his client.

The Court bound M'MANUS to keep the peace; himself in £10 and two sureties in £5 each.


James RAHAN, Thomas LEDDY, George BOYLAN and Patt BRADY, four young, able, country-looking fellows, were brought up on a charge of assaulting an unfortunate girl named Mary MAGOVERAN, of Redhills, on the 9th instant.

Mary MAGOVERAN deposed that on the night of the 9th instant between 11 and 12 o'clock she was stopped by four men in the streets of Cavan; one of the prisoners (RAHAN) spoke to her in a very disgusting way, and hit her a blow of a stick on the face.

To Mr. Armstrong--When she received the blow she shouted police, and the prisoners were arrested; BOYLAN told her in the police barrack that it was RAHAN who struck her; after receiving the blow the four men ran away; saw BOYLAN once before up at the "huts" with the girls; did not tell the gasman that she would not know the person who struck her.

To the Court--RAHAN put his face close to witnesses on the night in question; would have identified RAHAN if she had never heard his name from BOYLAN.

Constable SHIEL deposed that the prosecutor identified RAHAN the moment he entered the day room.

The Court discharged BOYLAN, LEDDY, and BRADY.

Mr. Babington--I consider the identification established, and although the prosecutor may be an abandoned character, still she is entitled to our protection.

Mr. Armstrong said he could give evidence as to character.

Captain Erskine said that Mr. BROWN had given him a very good character of RAHAN.

Mr. Armstrong said his client was the only son of a widow, and hoped, considering that circumstance and his good character, that the Court would deal leniently with him.

Mr. Babington--Were it not for the circumstances mentioned by Mr. Armstrong, the Court would send him to gaol for two months. The prosecutor was in an advanced stage of pregnancy, and the assault committed on her might have endangered her life.

The Court fined RAHAN 5s and 2s 6d costs--the fine to go to the prosecutor.


George THOMPSON summoned Mr. George Robert GALOGLY, for having a dog unmuzzled, which bit a child of his about four years old.

THOMPSON stated that on the 29th November his child came home bleeding, and was told that it had been by Mr. GALOGLY's dog.

Mr. Armstrong--Did you see the occurrence.


Mr. Armstrong--Then you are merely making a statement which goes for nothing.

THOMPSON said he told Mrs. GALOGLY next day about it, when she expressed herself very sorry for what happened, and that she had no objection to the dog being destroyed. He then did nothing farther in the matter, but in a few nights after the child begun to (illegible) in its sleep, and he then wrote to Mrs. GALOGLY, requesting that the dog be destroyed. She said the dog was her son's, Mr. George Robert GALOGLY, and when he went to him the reply he received was that whoever would shoot his dog he would shoot him. The child was bit on the lip and the dog left the marks of its paw on its cheek.

Mr. Babington--Have you any witness to prove that Mr. GALOGLY's dog bit the child?

Thompson said he had.

Miss DOWNEY proved that the child was a pupil at her school; on the day in question the child went out to the yard; saw a dog in the yard but did not see it bite the child; the child was bleeding and crying.

Mr. Babington--We have no evidence to contest Mr. GALOGLY's dog with the transaction.

THOMPSON--There was another child present, but I thought her too young to bring forward as a witness.

Mr. Babington--The muzzeling of dogs only refers to dogs wandering on the public street. A man need not muzzle a dog on his own premises.

Mr. Armstrong--There is no evidence to substantiate the complaint, and I therefore call for a dismiss.

Mr. Babington--We have no alternative but to dismiss the case as we have no proof before us.

THOMPSON--I will bring the matter before another Court where I can produce sufficient evidence. Some time since when Mr. GALOGLY was bitten by a dog he got the dog shot.

The case was dismissed.


The Town Sergeant summoned a woman for street begging. She did not appear, and the offence being proved against her, she was sentenced to a fortnight's imprisonment.

The police summoned a few persons for allowing cattle to wander on the public road, who were fined 6d and costs.

After disposing of a few civil bill cases, the Court rose.


William M. Hickson, Esq., R.M., was the only magistrate in attendance. The business before the court was of the most trifling nature--a few civil bills for small debts, and a few cases of road nuisance being the only cases heard.


The Presentment Sessions for the Barony of Lower Loughtee was held in the Town Hall, Belturbet, on Wednesday last.

The following magistrates and associated cess-payers assembled--J. E. Vernon, Esq., J.P., D.L., in the chair; Captain Phillips, Captain Nesbitt, T. F. Knipe, J. H. Story, D. F. Jones, and John Rogers, Esqrs.

The cess-payers were--Messrs. J. DONEGAN, D. O'BRIEN, Robert HINKSTON, J. GREGG, Philip REILLY, and Robert PAGET.

Some discussion took place respecting the applications for payment which were disallowed or curtailed by Mr. GAHAN, County Surveyor, in consequence of the contractors not having performed the work to his satisfaction. In the case of F. MURPHY, Mr. STORY proposed and Captain Phillips seconded, that the money disallowed be handed to the County Surveyor, for the purpose of having it expended upon the road, and on a division the motion was carried by a majority of four.

The applications for new works was then gone into, and a total sum of £17 presented for; besides some presentments for roads which will be out of contract at the next assizes.

December 27, 1862


In the Matter of the Estate of
CORRY COULSON, Administrator of WILLIAM CORRY, deceased, and JAMES COULSON, Owners

Ex Parte

TO BE SOLD, before the honorable Judge DOBBS, on THURSDAY, the 15th day of JANUARY, 1863, at the hour of 12 o'clock Noon, at the Landed Estates Court, Inns-quay, in the City of Dublin, BY PUBLIC AUCTION, the perpetual yearly rent-charge of £60, arising out of the Plot of Ground in the Town of Newtownbutler, on which the Court House and Premises are built, situate in the Barony of Coole, and COUNTY OF FERMANAGH, held in fee.

Dated 18th day of November, 1862

C. E. DOBBS, Examiner

Proposals for private Sale will be received by the solicitor having carriage of the Sale up to 7th day of January, 1863.

For Rentals and Particulars, apply at the Landed Estates Court, Dublin; or to
having carriage of the proceedings,

No. 23, South Frederick-street, Dublin



Magistrates present--William Babington, J.P. (Chairman); Captain Erskine, J.P.; John G. Tatlow, J.P.; and W. M. Hickson, R.M.


John CAHILL summoned James M'EVOY for leaving his service.

The complainant deposed that he hired the defendant for six months, and that he was only a month in his employment when he went away and refused to work any more for him.

The defendant said he left in consequence of the bad treatment he received, and that he would rather forfeit the month's wages than go back.

Mr. Babington considered the defendant must have had some cause for leaving when he was will to forfeit his wages.

The Court dismissed the case.


Sub Constable James M'CARNEY, of the Cavan constabulary, on a charge of begging and using threats to extort money from several persons in the town. The Sub Constable deposed that he suspected the prisoner to be a vagrant, and arrested him in Mr. Edward KENNEDY's shop, where he was representing himself to be a namesake of his; arrested the prisoner, and found 8s in his possession, and also a book containing the names of persons from whom he had obtained money. It appeared that he went to a number of persons in the town, all of whom he claimed as namesakes, and wherever he was refused alms he used threats. Counsellor HILL stated that the prisoner came to his house, and gave his named as Hill, and to escape his importunities he gave him 2s.

The prisoner said he was a native of Somersetshire and was trying to make his way home; he had taken a few glasses of whiskey on that day, and did not know what he was doing.

Mr. Babington--I saw you on the day you were arrested, and you were as sober as you are at present. I consider you are an accomplished imposture.

The Court sentenced him to one month's imprisonment.


Mary SMITH was brought up on the informations of John SMITH for the larceny of two cows his property. A person named Bernard KING was also implicated in the offence, but had not yet been taken into custody.

The prosecutor deposed that on the night of the 16th inst., two cows were taken from his cow house; saw them there on the previous night, and afterwards in the custody of the police of Kilnaleck; considers the cows value for £12.

James BANNON proved that he was employed by Jane SMITH to drive the cows to the fair of Kilnaleck; the prisoner said the cows were her property.

The Court cautioned the prisoner against making any statement that might criminate herself.

The prisoner made no statement.

A Sub Constable of the Kilnaleck constabulary deposed that he arrested the prisoner in the fair when in the act of disposing of the cows; the cows were next day claimed by the prosecutor as his property.

The prisoner was committed to stand her trial at the Quarter Sessions.

There were all the case that came before the Court.


Dec. 22, at Seafield House, Monkstown, Denis O'CONOR, Esq., J.P., D.L., of Mount Druid, county Roscommon.

Dec. 23, at his residence in Clones, county Monaghan, in the 74th year of his age, Peter DONNELLY, Esq., merchant. The deceased is sincerely and deservedly regretted by all who had the pleasure of his acquaintance. He was connected with some of the most respectable merchants in the counties of Monaghan and Cavan.

Dec. 23, at the residence of her son, H. W.. WRAY, Esq., Longford, Elizabeth, widow of the late Captain John James WRAY, 39th Regiment, and of Castle Wray, county Donegal.

Dec. 16, of paralysis, Mr. Bryan O'NEIL, of 75, Cook-street, Dublin, in the 80th year of his age, the undoubted descendant of a hundred kings, and the cousin of a duke and three peers of the realm, after suffering for four long weary months, speechless and deprived of the use of his limbs, leaving a sorrowing family, whose chief support was his pension of 2s 2d per day, which he enjoyed from the 88th Regiment, to deplore his loss.


On Sunday, an ordination was held in St. George's Church, Belfast, in the diocese of Conner, by the Right Rev. Robert Lord Bishop of Down and Connor and Dormer. The Bishop was attended by his chaplains, the Revs. Henry MURPHY, M. A. Rector of Magheralin, and John GIBBS, A. M., Rector of Dunluce. Morning prayers were read by the Rev. A. W. BLAND, A. M., the Lessons by the Rev. William COTTER, A.M., and the ordination sermon was preached by Rev. William M'ILWAINE, A.M., Incumbent of St. George's. Rev. C. P. REICHEL, D.D., was also present, and assisted in the ordination service. The following gentlemen were admitted into holy orders as under.--

DEACONS--Mr. Edward Augustus YOUNG, A. B., Curacy of Saintfield, Diocese of Derry; Mr. Joseph Atkinson STEWARD, A. B., Curacy of Derriaghy, Diocese of Connor; Mr. Robert Johnston WEATHERHEAD, A. B., Curacy of Kilbridge, Tullamore, Diocese of Meath, on letters dimissory. Mr. Francis William KIRKPATRICK, A. B., Curacy of Comber Upper, Diocese of Derry, on letters dimissory; Mr. William John Wesley WEBB, A. B., Curacy of Knockbridge, Diocese of Kilmore, on letters dimissory.

PRIESTS--Rev. John M'GRORTY, A. B., Curacy of Dromore, Diocese of Dromore; Rev. Henry William LETT, A. B. Curacy of Derriaghy, Diocese of Connor; Rev. William Shaw DARLEY, A. B., Curacy of Drumgoon, Diocese of Kilmore, on letters dimissory; Rev. Francis Henry DOPPING, A. B., Curacy of Granard, Diocese of Ardagh on letters dimissory.

J. M. HIGGINSON, Esq., N.P., Deputy Registrar, administered the usual oaths to the candidates, in the presence of the congregation.

The Rev. Hamilton L. GERTY, A. B., has been appointed to the senior Curacy of the parish of Carrickfergus. Patron--The Very Rev. the Dean of Connor.



A LIST of Applications received by the Clerk of the Peace from Persons Seeking EXCISE LICENSES for the Sale of BEER, SPIRITS, &c...

AT CAVAN, On WEDNESDAY, the 7th DAY OF JANUARY, 1863, immediately after the Grand Jury shall have been sworn:--

No.   Name   Residence   Parish   Barony
1.   BROWNLOW, Thomas   13, Main-Street, Cavan   Urney   Upper Loughtee
2.   DOWLER, John Armstrong   Main-street, Ballyconnell   Tomregan   Tullyhaw
3.   HAUGHTON, Joseph   24, Main-street, Cavan   Urney   Upper Loughtee
4.   MULLIGAN, Edward   Butlersbridge   Castleterra   Upper Loughtee
5.   ROBINSON, Henry   Mountnugent        

GUSTAVUS TUITE DALTON, Clerk of the Peace, County Cavan,

Cavan, 18th December, 1862



A LIST of Applications received by the Clerk of the Peace from Persons seeking EXCISE LICENSES for the Sale of BEER, SPIRITS, &c.


On MONDAY, the 12th DAY OF JANUARY, 1863, immediately after the Grand Jury shall have been sworn.::

No.   Name   Residence   Parish   Barony
1.   CLARKE, Michael   Shercock   Shercock   Clonkee.
2.   PEATT, Susan   Bridge-street, Cootehill   Drumgoon   Tullygarvey

GUSTAVUS TUITE DALTON, Clerk of the Peace, County Cavan.

Cavan, 23rd December, 1862

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