Cavan Weekly News
Published in Cavan, county Cavan

November 3, 1876


LESLIE and MASSY-BERESFORD - October 31, at Trinity Church, parish of Kinawley, by the very Rev. the Dean of Amagh, assisted by the Rev. Frederick HOGAN, Chaplain to the Earl of Erne, and the Rev. R. G. HOPE, Rector of Drung, Cecil Edward St. L. Leslie, son of the late Right Rev. Charles Leslie, Lord Bishop of Kilmore, to Emily Maria Louisa Massy-Beresford, daughter of the Very Rev. the Dean of Kilmore.

We have much pleasure in observing the promotion of Surgeon S. Flood, Army Medical Department, to Surgeon-Major, as appeared in the London Gazette of the 27th ultimo.

ADMISSION OF AN ATTORNEY. - On motion of Mr. BEWLEY, George Thomas CARMICHAEL, son of the late George Carmichael, Esq., Lower Dominick Street, in the city of Dublin, was ordered to be admitted as an Attorney, having passed all the examinations and attended the Lectures of the Schools of Law, in the University of Dublin and the Incorporated Law Society.


Clonasee, Monday.

On Sunday evening a terrible crime was committed in this town. Edward SCULLY, a carpenter, residing here, has, it is alleged, killed his son by stabbing him either with a knife or chisel. On Sunday evening son brought into the father's house, where the (sic) both resided, some man to play cards with him. The father, having an objection to the game being played between his son and the visitor, ordered them to desist, and the result of an altercation was that the son and visitor left the house. After remaining out some time, during which the son drank in a public-house, he returned home. A row ensued between the father and son, which was speedily terminated by the latter being left a corpse on the ground from a stab inflicted by his parent. The unfortunate man was immediately placed under arrest, and the police from the surrounding stations apprised of the occurrence. The wound was inflicted in the upper portion of the thigh, and death resulted from the severing of an artery. As hitherto the prisoner and his deceased son bore an excellent character in the district, and lived on amicable terms together, the tragedy has caused a feeling of horror, mingled with commiseration, in the town and district. The deceased was unmarried, and 23 years of age. The prisoner is 56 years of age.

On Monday an inquest was held at Clonasee on the body of James SCULLY, by Mr. William CLARKE, coroner, when, after some three hours' deliberation, the jury returned a verdict as follows:- "We find that the deceased, James Scully, came by his death at Clonasee, on Sunday, the 29th of October, 1876, from excessive hemorrhage, caused by a wound inflicted on him by his father, Edward Scully." At the conclusion of the inquest, the prisoner, who had for some time previously been in custody, was brought before Captain J. P. DUNNE, J.P. He seemed to be much affected and painfully conscious of the position in which he stood. He was committed for trial to the next assizes, and on last night lodged in the county prison at Maryborough.


Dear Sir.- Having heard with much regret that Killeshandra has been discontinued as headquarters for the district, and that in consequence you have been transferred to Strabane, we feel that we ought not to allow you to leave us without tendering you our sincere good wishes. It is only justice to say that during the five years you were stationed in the County of Cavan, you have secured the friendship of many, and the esteem of all; for while you performed your duties fully and efficiently, you at the same time did so with prudence, judicious forbearance when necessary, and in a conciliatory manner.

A few of your friends in Killeshandra and Belturbet districts, ask y our acceptance of the accompanying gift as a token of their appreciation of your worth, and as a memento of their regard, and with heartfelt desires for your future, welfare and happiness.

We remain, &c.,

James HAMILTON, J.P., D.L.
Ven. J. C. MARTIN, D.D., Archdeacon of Kilmore
Albert HUTTON.
Thos. JACKSON, M.A., Clk.
J. C. MARTIN, M.A., Clk.
E. M. MOORE, B.A., Clk.
Thos. KNIPE, J.P.
Geo. HEARN, M.D.
Jas. KENNY, M.D.
William MAGEE.
D. H. Crawford.
Thos. BRADY.
Patrick M'CAFFREY.
Patrick FLOOD.
Patrick BRADY.

W. J. HAMILTON, Treasurer
D. FINLAY, J.P., Secretary

November 10, 1876


Clements - Nov. 6, at 51, Pembroke-street, Dublin, the wife of Colonel Clements, of Ashfield Lodge, Cootehill, of a son.


PATTERSON and MOORE - November 7th, at Bailieboro Church, by the Rev. A. T. GILMORE, L.L.D., assisted by the Rev. J. W. TAYLOR, L.L.B., Andrew, fourth son of Robert Patterson, Glenann, Co. Amach, to Lizzie, third daughter of George Moore, Bailieboro.


M'CHLEARY - Nov. 6th at Farnham, Cavan, Mr. John M'Chleary, aged 66 years.


It will be seen by our obituary, that Mr. John M'CHLEARY the esteemed and respected Steward of Farnham, died at his residence there, on the 6th inst. His remains were on Tuesday laid in their last resting place in Kilgore; and the esteem in which he was held by all classes was amply testified by the unusually large and respectable cortege that followed his remains.

Devotional exercises were engaged in at the grave, and a solemn and impressive address delivered by Rev. James CARSON, who had been his minister for twenty-five years; and who then bore the highest testimony to his worth, as a man and a Christian, and regretted his loss to himself as a sincere and constant friend, and to the Church as an influential and consistent member.

After the Rev. Mr. Carson had concluded the solemn service, Lord Farnham read from a paper the following gratifying testimony to the worth of our departed friend, announcing his intention to place the words on a Tablet to be erected by him to his memory over his grave. "Among his last words was his expressed 'trust in Christ, as the Author and finisher of his faith.'" He was for 31 years Land Steward at Farnham. Ever firm in his faithfulness to his employers, he was affectionately esteemed by them; and gentle and considerate towards those under him, and tenderly regardful of their well-being and comfort, he earned their confidence and will long live in their grateful recollection.

SUDDEN DEATH IN ATHLONE BARRACKS. - On Friday afternoon, a pensioner named John BROWN, aged 43, went in with the recruiting sergeant of the Roscommon Militia to the military hospital, Athlone Barracks, to be examined by Surgeon-Major HEATH, of the 88th Connaught Rangers, as to his fitness to join the militia. The medical examination had just concluded when deceased fell upon the surgery room floor and instantly expired, of, it is supposed, heart disease. A strange incident occurred which may have tended to the fatal occurrence. Deceased was joining the militia, and was supposed to be a civilian; but subsequently a discharge was found upon his person certifying that he formerly belonged to the 58th Regiment, and that he was granted sixpence per diem for a limited period. On turning round after being examined, he accosted an hospital assistant who belonged to his former regiment. The enterprise, it is surmised, may have had an injurious effect upon him.

UNIVERSITY INTELLIGENCE. - At the recent "Little-go" Examination, Messrs. Charles and Robert MEESE were placed in the second rank for distinguished answering. At the last examination for Classical Honors in the Senior freshman Class, Mr. C. Meese obtained 8th of the first rank, and Mr. R. Meese, 1st of the second rank. We are happy to chronicle the latest successes of these two gentlemen, the first named of whom enjoys a Royal Scholarship. They were educated at Cavan Royal School.


At a meeting of the Select Vestry held in Bailieborough Church on Monday evening, the 6th inst. -

Rev. A. T. GILLMOR, LL.D. in the Chair.

Present - Rev. J. W. TAYLOR, LL.B., Thomas CHAMBERS, Esq., W. W. B. FAUSSETT, Esq., Messrs. John ARMSTRONG, Wm. MAHOOD, Isaac DAVIDSON, Joseph MORROW, Henry KIRKLAND, Anthony S. HIGGINS, and George MOORE.

On the motion of Dr. Gillmor, seconded by Mr. Chambers, and carried unanimously, it was resolved, - "That this General Vestry representing the members of the Irish Church of the Bailieborough Parish, and the Select Vestry in session, since the lamented death of the Lord Lisgar, express their sense of the deep respect for the memory of Lord Lisgar, and the loss that will be experienced, not only to this Parish and Church and to the British State by his death, this Vestry regards Lord Lisgar as an illustrious and distinguished Irishman, invested with high trust and Governmental commands to his sovereign, and always with credit to himself and Royal approval. The Vestry begs to have a copy of this resolution as entered on the minutes of the Register, conveyed to Lady Lisgar, accompanied with the sympathy and condolence of all the members, and prayer that the God of Grace and consolation may alleviate her heavy trial."

Thos. Chambers, Esq., being appointed Church-warden, W. W. B. Faussett, Esq., was next proposed and appointed Sidesman.

Mr. Chambers next moved - "That Mr. Edward KELLETT be appointed to the vacant offices of Parochial Nomination and Synodsman, in place of Lord Lisgar."

The motion was carried unanimously.

November 24, 1876


CLIFFORD - October 21, at Almora, India, of Jungle Fever, R. H. Clifford, M.B.S., Collector in the Azamgher District of Bengal, aged 45. He had completed his full 20 years' service as Resident Magistrate in India, and could have now retired on the largest pension granted to any Civil Servant.

A LIFE SAVED AND A LIFE LOST. - On Monday afternoon a little boy named Andrew GRAHAM, 5 years old, residing at 3 Fitzwilliam-lane, Dublin, accidentally fell into the lock of the canal at Mount-street Bridge. A man named James BEGGS, aged 50 years, jumped in, and endeavoured to save the child, but became exhausted in vain attempts to bring him to the bank. Andrew KAVANAGH, the lock keeper, seeing the little boy and the man Beggs struggling in the water, came to their assistance, and succeeded in bringing the child to the bank, but Beggs sank and was drowned. The child was removed to Sir Patrick Dunn's Hospital, and was subsequently sent home, being nothing the worse. Beggs' body was recovered after a considerable time, by dragging the canal, and was removed his late residence.

THE KNIFE IN WATERFORD. - At the Waterford Police-court on Monday morning Patrick WALSHE was charged with having stabbed a man named James CONWAY in the hand and thumb on Saturday night. It appeared that they were both under the influence of drink at the time of the affray, but Walshe had threatened before that he would "do for" Conway. Dr. BROWNE, who dressed the injured man's wounds, stated that if the cut on the hand had been an inch further back the prisoner would have kept his word and really "done for" Conway. Walshe was sent for trial at quarter sessions. At the same court Michael MURRAY was charged with stabbing a man named T. CATHRON in the face, at Ferrybank, on Sunday evening. They had some altercation about a woman, in the course of which Murray inflicted a wound with a penknife, which he was seen to throw away immediately afater. He also was sent for trial at quarter sessions.

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