Cavan Weekly News
Published in Cavan, county Cavan

August 3, 1877


LOVE - July 29, at Lisnabrin House, Mountnugent, the wife of Mr. James Love of a daughter.


APPLEYARD and CHAMBERS - Aug. 1, at Bailieborough Church, by the Rev. A. T. GILMOUR, LL.D., William Appleyard, of Carlisle Street, Dublin, to Marie Dancy, eldest daughter of the late Stewart Corrie Chambers, Esq., of Bailieborough.

GRIER AND LLEWELLYN - July 28, at St. Peter's Church, Dublin, by the Rev. J. J. M'SORLY, Joseph Grier, of Cavan, and Clonlough House, County Leitrim, eldest son of Blaynet Grier, of Coraneary Lodge, to Mary, eldest surviving daughter of the late Henry Llewellyn, Lieutenant and Riding-master 6th Dragoon Guards (Carabineers).

MEIKLE and PAULEY - July 24, at Ballyclug Church, by the Rev. Canon MURRAY, LL.D., assisted by the Rev. Robert W. ROWAN, John Boyd, third son of James Meikle, Esq., Belleville, Ballynagh, to Frances Anne, eldest daughter of George H. Pauley, Esq., High-street, Ballymena, and granddaughter of the late Dr. MONROE, Lissue, Lisburn.

WILMOT and WADDY - July 17, at Monkstown Church, county Dublin, by Rev. Thomas B. WILSON, M.A., Kilmore Cathedral, and the Rev. Henry S. Wilmot, M.A., Southend, Essex, uncle of the bridegroom, Samuel CUSACK WILMOT, Esq., B.A., barrister-at-law, eldest son of Samuel George Wilmot, Esq., M.D., of Dublin, to Annie WARREN, younger daughter of Lieutenant-General Sir Richard Waddy, K.C.B.

WILSON and PLATT - July 21, at the Cathedral, Londonderry, by the Rev. R. BENNETT, John, youngest son of the late Mr. Thomas Wilson, of Cloverhill, Belturbet, to Annie J., eldest daughter of Mr. Henry Platt, Hawkins-street, Londonderry.


FARIS - Aug 2, at 15 Middle Mountjoy-Street, Dublin, John Faris, aged 83 years.


The old Church of Crosserlough put on its holiday attire on Thursday last, when two of our choir were marred - Mr. Thomas GORDON, and Miss Eliza MAGOVERN. The Chancel was decorated with white flowers and fern leaves. The bride was attended by a large circle of friends; and during the evening the Rev. Mr. BOYLAN, P.P., and Rev. Mr. MAGUIRE, from America, called to wish the young couple happiness. The Parish Priest drank their health in "Adam's ale" - not having tasted wine or spirits as a beverage for thirty years - surely an example worthy to be followed by all creeds. - Correspondent.


Diocese of Kilmore, Elphin, and Ardagh.

The Diocesan Councils met, under the presidency of the Bishop, for Kilmore, at Cavan, on the 2th ult.; for Ardagh, at Longford, on the 31st ult; and for Elphin, at Boyle, on the 1st inst.

The Board of Nomination for the parish of Calry, diocese of Elphin, met on the 1st inst., at Boyle, when the Rev. Thomas HEANEY (Hesney?) A.M., was unanimously elected to the incumbency, vacant by the death of the Rev. M. MAGILL. The Rev. Michael NEVILLE KEARNEY, M.A., has been appointed to the incumbency of St. John's Cloverhill, diocese of Kilmore, by the patron of the living, S SANDERSON, Esq.

The North Kilmore Clerical Association met lately, when a paper was read by the Rev. J. M'C. JACKSON on the New Preface.

Considerable improvements in the fittings of Ballyconnell Church are being executed.

The Rev. Dr. HUTCHINSON has exerted himself, during the time he has, as diocesan curate, had charge of it, to effect similar improvements in Denn parish church.

The internal wall and ceiling of Belturbet church have just been painted, and further improvements are contemplated.

A Glebe-house is being erected at Cloon.


A breach of promise case was tried a few days ago. The plaintiff was a girl named COLLINS, the daughter of a labourer, and the defendant was a gentleman farmer named BOGAN. The plaintiff alleged that five years ago the defendant had promised her marriage, and the intimacy had since continued. The witness stated that her marriage with the defendant was prevented by the parish priest of Kanturk, who had threatened that unless plaintiff and her mother left the parish he would make hares, and rabbits, and worms of them. For the defence, the parish priest was examined. He denied he used such threats, but admitted having tried to get them out of his parish, as they were living in a state of sin. He also admitted that he prevented the marriage, as an unsuitable one. The jury found for the plaintiff with £500 damages.

TWO SUNDAYS IN A WEEK. - Mr. J. C. WILLIAMS and his wife, Miss Maggie MOORE, have arrived at San Francisco, after a three years' trip round the world. At the Fiji Islandes they enjoyed two successive Sundays in one week. Having arrived on a Sunday morning they duly observed the Sabbath; next day a vessel arrived from the south, and on boarding her they found the chaplain holding Divine service, having brought his Sunday with him. - Theatre.

MURDER OF A SOLDIER IN DUNDALK. - Dundalk, Sunday. - Private George NEALE, 4th Royal Irish Dragoon Guards, was shot dead on the public street here last night, at about eleven o'clock. Deceased was on his way to barracks in company with a man named GRAVERS, assistant engineer of a screw-steamer called the Jane Corry. In Seatown Place a man emerged from a side street, looked the soldier in the face, said, "Your'e (sic) the man I am looking for," and fired either a pistol or revolver shot within a few inches of the soldier's back, the ball finding its way to the heart. Death was almost instantaneous. Gravers raised an alarm, but the murderer got clear off. On Monday an inquest was held on the body. A verdict of wilful murder was returned. On Sunday night a number of soldiers belonging to the 4th Royal Irish Dragoons (the regiment to which the deceased was attached), broke out of barracks and in the most wanton manner assaulted every civilian whom they encountered. A very bad feeling is reported to exist between the inhabitants and the military.


(Before Theo. THOMPSON, William BABINGTON, and John FAY, Esqrs.) James JOHNSTON summoned Mary CARNEY for trespass of fowl.
Fined 2s.

Mary DONOHOE summoned Fanny SADDLER for assaulting her child. Dismissed.

Mary BRIODY summoned Peter FITZPATRICK and others for assault her at Glancurran on the 24th of July; and Fitzpatrick had a charge of trespass against the Briodys. Their worships adjourned both cases.

Mr. Peter MAGAURAN summoned John M'ALOON for trespass of an ass.
Fined 1s. and costs.

Owen M'CABE summoned Philip NEWMAN for trespass of fowl.
Fined 4s. 8d. and costs.


Peter M'KEON summoned Catherine FLOOD for overholding part of a house in Church-street, Cavan.

Mr. Thompson said this was the most outrageous case that ever occurred in Cavan. M'Keon set a room to this woman. He left town for some time and upon coming back she wouldn't let him into his own house. M'Keon was then sworn - He said he set a room to defendant at 1s. 8d. a week. He was paid rent until he left Cavan; when he came back they refused to let him in.

To defendant - It was your daughter who took the room for herself and you; the first week's rent was paid by you.

Defendant denied she was the tenant. Her daughter took the room and was the tenant.

Mr. Thompson - Don't you live in it.

Defendant - I do with my daughter.

A car-driver named MOHAN, who also occupies a room in the house, came on the table, and was about to speak, when Mr. THOMPSON ordered the police to remove him.

Michael GILOOLEY proved the service of the notice to quit and demand of possession. They kept the outside door locked.

Plaintiff and defendant were disputing as to whether the tenancy was weekly or monthly, &c. when Mr. BABINGTON called for the notice to quit.

Mr. Babington - The notice to quit is wrong - I find it was served on the 13th and required possession on the 20th. This only allowed six clear days. The Act says there must be a week's notice.

Mr. Thompson believed the notice was sufficient.

Mr. Babington said he didn't sympathise in the slightest with the defendant. He only wished to see the law properly carried out; and he maintained the notice was bad.

Mr. M'CABE and Mr. LOUGH had an ejectment against M'Keon for this house at last Quarter Sessions, and the Chairman dismissed it, as the notice required possession on the 30th of April, instead of on the 1st of May. Mr. Babington still insisted upon the notice being bad.

Mr. Thompson said they were noticed on the 13th to give up on the 20th, and not brought to court until the 30th.

Mr. Fay agreed with Mr. Babington, and the case was dismissed.

As defendant was leaving the court she was served with a fresh notice, which caused some noise in the hall.

Their worships then retired to a room to investigate a charge of indecent assault preferred against a young man named GOLDRICK.

August 10, 1877


Mr. J. M. ATWELL, Officer of Inland Revenue, summoned Mr. Thomas KING, Killynebber, for carrying a gun without having a ten shilling gun license.

The case having been proven,

Mr. BERNARD KIG said defendant was only carrying the gun home for him.

Mr. GOLDBY, supervisor, said a person cannot even carry a gun to or from a gunsmith, without a ten shilling license.

He was fined £2 10s. and costs.

Mr. J. HASSET, Officer of Inland Revenue, summoned Bernard YOUNG for selling wine without a license.

Mr. Hasset said the supervisor remarked to him how few of the publicans had taken out wine licenses, and ordered him to make detections if he could; on the 13th of June he went to defendant's public-house and called for a glass of wine; Mrs. Young gave him a glass of claret for which he paid her fourpence; Young holds a spirit license only.

Defendant said his wife didn't know that it was wine she was giving Mr. Hasset. Mr. Thompson - What is the penalty?

Mr. GOLDBY - £50; but you can reduce it to £12 10s.

He was fined £12 10s. and costs.

Same v. James ROBERTS for like.

Mr. Hasset proved the case also.

Fined £2 10s. and costs.

Their worships requested Mr. Goldby to inform the Board of Inland Revenue that they recommend a further reduction of the fines against King, Young, and Roberts. Rose Anne GRAY summoned Ellen CALDWELL and Anne SMITH for assaulting her.

Smith was fined 2s. 6d.

A number of persons were fined for drunkenness.

(Before Capt. ADAMS, H. K. SIMPSON, and J. SMALL, Esqrs.)

Peter LYNCH, Owen GAFFNEY, Pat LYNCH, John CROSSAN, and John GAFFNEY were charged with assaulting Mathew M'CABE on the 24th of June last.

After examining four witnesses, who gave contradictory evidence, Mr. FAUSSETT, S.I., applied for an adjournment, which was granted.

Hugh CONNELL summoned Bridget REILLY for assaulting him while he was repairing a mearing fence.
Referred to the bailiff.

There were four separate charges of drunkenness preferred against James FLUKER.
He was sent to gaol for four months.

Mary MONAGHAN, a street singer, was charged with being drunk and disorderly.
Sent to gaol for a month.

(Before Judge Miller.)

In re Robert DONALDSON.

The bankrupt was a grocer at Belturbet, county Cavan, and also kept a posting establishment. The liabilities were not heavy. There were no assets.

The bankrupt was now examined by Mr. HAMILTON in reference to a bill of sale which he had given his brother.

The bankrupt said he had called a meeting of his creditors in the month of May, at which all agreed to accept a composition of 5s. in the pound, which was to be secured by his brother, in consideration of the bill of sale now referred to being given to him to secure a debt of ?100.

His Lordship having heard the evidence adjourned the case for a fortnight in order that the bankrupt's brother should be examined in reference to the transaction.

Mr. COLLINS (Messrs. CASEY and CLAY) appeared for the bankrupt.

THE CAVAN branch of the Society of St. Vincent de Paul held their annual excursion and picnic on last Sunday. The place selected this year was Rostrevor, where they spent a very pleasant day. August 17, 1877


BENNETT - June 18, at San Francisco, the wife of George Bennett (formerly of Crossdoney), of a son.


M'FADDEN AND M'CARTHY - August 15th, at S. Michael's Kingstown, by the Rev. M. A. FRICKER, C.C., Thomas J. M'Fadden, Esq., only surviving son of the late Dr. M'Fadden, of Cooma, Australia, formerly of Cavan, to Margaret Helena, second daughter of the late

Patrick M'Carthy, T.C., Loughrea.


KILROY - On the 15th inst., at 38 Leinster road, Rathmines, Anthony Kilroy, Esq., late of Omard, County Cavan, in his 73rd year.

(Before W. BABINGTON, Esq.).

Constable Judge summoned Robert TEEVAN for road trespass.
Fined 1s. and costs.

Constable DOLAN and Sub-Constale (sic) FUNSTON preferred charges of drunkenness against Edward LAMB and Patt LYNCH.
They were fined 5s. each and costs.

Mr. DEVERELL, County Surveyor, summoned Edward BRADY for neglecting to keep his contract road in repair.
Adjourned for a week.

Edward BROGAN summoned Owen CONNELLY for trespass of ducks.
Fined 1s. 2d. and costs.

Sub-Constable HINDS summoned John ALLEN for drunkenness.
Fined 5s. and costs.


As usual a large number of people left Inverness to witness the games at Nairn on Saturday. Shortly after eleven o'clock several parties left Clachnaharry village, intending to leave by the special train. Being told a few hundred yards from the station that they would be late, they ran the remainder of the distance, and just as one of them, named Mary MACKINTOSH, was entering the station, she fell on the platform and expired. Dr. MACDONALD, who was in attendance in a few minutes, stated the cause of death to be heart disease. The deceased was about ten years old.

ABANDONMENT OF THE NEWRY CATTLE SHOW FOR 1877. - At a meeting of the committee of the Newry Union Farming Society, held on Saturday, in the secretary's office, Hill street, Newry - M. C. CLOSE, Esq., M.P., in the chair -it was resolved that the annual show of the society, postponed on account of the prevalence of pleuro-pneumoia in the neighbourhood, be entirely abandoned for the present year.

August 24, 1877


HOUSTON and LESLIE - August 16, at Dernakesh Church, Cootehill, by the Rev. Edward CAMPBELL, Robert Houston, or Armagh, to Margaret (Maggie), eldest daughter of Arnill Leslie, Cootehill.


ROBERTS - August 14, at Lisnashanna, Ballyhaise, Mr. James Roberts, aged 74 years.

On Saturday John COAN, ex-constable of the Royal Irish Constabulary, committed suicide in a most determined manner by strangling himself with a rope attached to his bed in the house in which he resided in William-street, Belfast.


One of the most cold-blooded murders that has taken place in this part of the country during the memory of any living man took place early on the morning of Sunday last. Peter M'ENNEANY was the name of the deceased. He held a farm of about fourteen acres in the townland of Mullintarnan, distant about four miles from this town. He was about sixty years of age and unmarried. It appears he retired to rest on Saturday in his usual good health, little imagining that before morning dawned he would be launched into eternity. He was the only occupant of the dwelling-house that night, but a nephew and niece of his occupied apartments in the adjoining house. It is stated that at about half-past twelve o'clock the nephew and the niece were awakened by the voice of a man, who cried out that their uncle had been murdered; but who he was they could not tell, as they did not know his voice, and when they arose they could not see him. They went into the dwelling-house at once, and there found their uncle murdered in his bed. Death was caused by a pistol shot and it is believed that the shot was fired while the deceased was asleep. An inquest was held on Tuesday by Hugh SWANZY, Esq., coroner of the district. Dr. William M'KENNA made a careful post-mortem examination. From the evidence of the doctor it appears that the pistol was charged with several lead pellets, which were found in the brain. The roof of the skull was entirely severed from the remainder of the head, and it is the opinion of the doctor that death was almost instantaneous. There were a few witnesses examined, but their evidence has thrown little or no light on the mystery which surrounds the case. The nephew and the niece referred to have been placed under arrest, as also a man named COLEMAN. The deceased was a most inoffensive man, and it does not appear that he had been on bad terms with any person. It is feared that the question of succession to the farm had to do with the murder. The jury found a verdict of wilful murder against some person or persons unknown. I need hardly say that the police have been untiring in their efforts to obtain some clue to the murder.


Monaghan, Wednesday.

On the night of the 21st instant another cowardly murder was perpetrated in this county, which is the third or fourth which has been committed within it under circumstances which will render conviction difficult, if at all possible. The victim was an old man named M'ANENY, residing at Mullinatun, in this county, on the border of the county Cavan. He was shot in his bed, and died almost immediately. M'Aneny was a farmer, and lived with his daughter. She has two children and the father of the youngest was anxious to marry her, but deceased had refused to give his sanction to the alliance. The old man had a nephew, who also lived with him, and was in the habit of occupying an out-office as a sleeping apartment. On the night of the murder, I am informed, deceased's daughter sent her children away from the premises, and, instead of sleeping in her own bedroom as usual, occupied the apartment commonly used by the nephew. In the middle of the night a shot was fired at the old man in his bed, which blew away portions of his face; and it is believed that the perpetrator of the cowardly act could not have been far from him. He died soon afterwards. The daughter, the nephew, and the daughter's sweetheart have all been arrested, and are now in custody in Carrickmacross, awaiting a magisterial investigation.


Considerable surprise was created in Macclesfield on Wednesday last, by the refusal of the Roman Catholic priest of the town (the Rev. Cannon WALKER) to inter Mr. Joseph TYNON DELANEY, who died on Sunday morning. Mr. Delaney, who was 27 years of age, was only seized with illness on Saturday. He was an Excise officer in the Macclesfield district under Supervisor PURCHAS, who on Sunday reported Delaney's death to his parents, who lived in Manchester. The deceased was a Roman Catholic, and attended the Roman Catholic place of worship a fortnight ago. Orders were given by the deceased's family for the preparation of a grave in the Roman Catholic portion of the Macclesfield Cemetery, and Canon Walker was required to officiate. It appears, however, that it had come to the knowledge of the rev. gentleman that Delaney was a Freemason, and he, therefore, refused to commit the body to the grave, remarking that it was contrary to the rules of his church to inter a member of any secret society. The order for the grave was countermanded, and the sexton (MR. FRITH) instructed to prepare a grave in the Church of England ground. Mr. Frith at once communicated with the Rev. Mr. HURST, the curate of Hurdsfield, who on Wednesday read the burial service, first in the Church of England mortuary chapel and then at the grave.

August 31, 1877


COULTER - August 28th, at 95 Main-street, Cavan, the wife of the Rev. G. Coulter, Methodist minister, of a daughter.

PRATT - August 24th, at Lakeview House, Gallen, the wife of Mr. William Pratt of a daughter.


MITCHELL and THOMPSON - August 27, at Warrenpoint Church, by the Rev. Arthur LANGTRY, Thomas Mitchell, of Monaghan, to Matilda Thompson, of Belturbet.


ROBERTS - August 25th, at Denn, Glebe, Cavan, the Rev. Samuel Roberts, aged 77 years. His remains were interred in Denn New Burying Ground on Tuesday last.

TULLY - August 1, at San Francisco, California, Matthew Tully, a native of the parish of Anna, county Cavan, aged 90 years.


It is with much regret we announce the death of the REV. SAMUEL ROBERTS, vicar of Denn in this diocese, which took place at the Glebe House, on last Saturday evening. The late Mr. Roberts was ordained in Waterford in 1824; he entered the diocese of Kilmore in 1828, when he was appointed curate of Cavan; in 1836 he was appointed curate of Killersherdiny; and in 1860 he was inducted to the vicarage of Denn, where he remained until the close of his earthly career. It is well known that Mr. Roberts was candid and straightforward almost to a fault; that he would boldly denounce what he believed to be wrong without waiting to calculate whom it might offend or how it might affect his earthly prospects. This being his habit of mind, we need hardly add that he never "ran after" those in authority for the purpose of soliciting favours for himself; neither did he obsequiously conciliate their favour. Hence, as may be seen from the statement we have already given of the appointments which he held, he did not obtain much promotion in the Church. But he was a man of most benevolent disposition whose charity towards the necessitous abounded. In this respect he was cordially assisted by his excellent wife, who survives his decease. A more charitable lady than Mrs. Roberts could scarcely be found; and when she removes from Denn her loss will be severely felt in the neighbourhood. Mr. Roberts, for some time previous to his death, suffered more or less from mental derangement, which necessitated his retirement from clerical duty; but his memory will long be affectionately cherished by the parishioners of Denn. At the time of his decease he had attained in the age of 77.


The police are very active in trying to obtain information that will serve to convict. Since my last communication they have found a sum of money amounting to eighteen sovereigns, which the sister of deceased and her daughter - the niece who lived with deceased - threw over a dyke when they learned the police were on the alert. Pending the magisterial investigation, the constabulary are keeping quiet as to the evidence they have obtained, but it is believed that they will be able to fix the deed on the guilty party. Peter M'ENANY, the deceased, was an old man of sixty years of age. He held a farm of fourteen Irish acres, under Mr. SHIRLEY. He was a quiet, inoffensive man, and the strongest abhorrence is felt against the cool, diabolical deed. The doctor

who made the post-mortem examination believes that the pistol or gun must have been within an inch or two of the face when the shot was fired. The upper jaw was blown in, and the face was discoloured with the powder as it flashed from the gun. The old man was evidently sleeping at the time, and never stirred after the shot was fired. Of course there are many reports as to the motive which induced anyone to undertake the performance of such a deed. - Belfast News Letter.


BALLYMAGH ____. - The Local Government Board have approved the appointment of Dr. George LYNDON as Medical Officer.

THE MAGISTRACY. - Cecil Edward St. Lawrence LESLIE, Esq., of Corovahan, Drung, Cavan, has been appointed to the Commission of the Peace for the County of Cavan.

THE REV. JAMES A. POOLE. - The Freeman's Journal says: - We understand that a high-class Catholic day school will shortly be opened in Kingstown, under the supervision of Mr. James A. Poole, B.A., first classical honorman and priseman (sp?) T.C.D.

(Before J. J. BENNISON, Esq., J.P.; Sub-Inspector JONES was also present.)

Sub-Constable CANTILLON summoned Robert PATTERSON for being drunk on the public street.
Fined 5s. and costs.

Sub-Constable Bailey summoned Francis HANLON for that he, on the 15th August, in his presence, did assault some person unknown by striking him with a loaded whip (produced).
Fined 10s., or one week's imprisonment.

Constable FEIGHERY summoned Daniel REILLY for being drunk and disorderly on the public road at Derryginny on the 15th of August.
Fined 2s 6d and costs.

Sub-Constable KEATING summoned Michael MASTERSON for having an unlicensed dog in his possession.
Fined 1s, and ordered to take out a license.

Same Constable summoned Henry MORAN for allowing a donkey to wander on the public road.
Fined 6d and costs.

Patt MAGUIRE summoned James M'MANUS for absenting himself from his employment.

Complainant's wife (who appeared in his behalf) stated that M'Manus was "hired" by her husband for a term of six months, and that defendant left his employment without assigning any reason for doing so.

Mr. Bennison to defendant - You must go back and put in your time, or go to gaol.

Defendant - I cannot work on the food I am getting.

Mr. Bennison - You must get proper treatment.

Michael GILROY summoned James BAXTER for allowing his cow to trespass on complainant's land.

Fined 1s and costs.

There was a cross-case brought by Baxter against Gilroy for throwing stones at his cow on the public road, on Sunday last, which was dismissed.



Under the Patronage of
The Marchioness of Headfort.
The Countess of Lanesborough.

Lady Florence MAXWELL.
Hon. Mrs. H. C. BUTLER.
Hon. Mrs. DARLEY.
Hon. Mrs. R. MAXWELL.
Mrs. White VENABLES.
Mrs. W. A. MOORE.

Committee of Management:
The Misses STAFFFORD. / Mrs. SHONE.

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