Clare Freeman 9 July 1849
     Michael Connor, a child of about ten years of age, was indicted for stealing 3 sheep, the property of William Allender of Kilrush, on 8th May last. Guilty. One months imprisonment from date of committal.
     Timothy Liddy, was indicted for stealing two shirts, the property of Timothy Donnellan, of Rosroe, on the 28th of June last. Guilty. To be imprisoned for three months from date of committal, with hard labour.
     Margaret Burke, was indicted for stealing several articles of wearing apparel, the property of James Halloran of Scariff, on the 25th June last. Guilty. Three months imprisonment from date of committal, with hard labour.
     Pat Leo was indicted for stealing several articles of wearing apparel, the property of Mary Hehir, of Doona, on the 27th June last. Guilty - to be imprisoned 3 months from committal with hard labour.
     Mary Hickey, was indicted for stealing three geese, the property of Daniel O'Brien of Killestry, on the 25th June last. Guilty. Imprisoned 6 months from from committal with hard labour.
     Catherine Quin for stealing a gown, the property of John O'Loughlin, of Miltown, on the 5th of June - Verdict - Not guilty.
     Steven Haverty was indicted for stealing an iron gate, the property of Thomas Crowe, Jnr., on the 26th June last. Pleaded guilty. To be imprisoned 3 months with hard labour.
     Catherine McDonoagh, was indicted for an assault on Francis Morris, of Newmarket-on-Fergus, on the 28th June last. Verdict - not guilty.
     Patt King, was indicted for attempting to set fire to and burn the dwelling house of Margaret Nihil, of Clonroadmore, on the night of 3rd July. Guilty.
A point was raised in this case as to the legality of the indictment, the judge contending that the indictment was set forth wrong.
     Simon, Patt and Michael Keating were indicted for breaking into the house of Pat Murray, of Thrummera, on the 23rd June last and taking therefrom several articles, all value 1. Verdict of acquittal for Patt and Michael Keating, and a verdict of guilty against Simon Keating, who was sentenced to ten years transportation.
     John McInerheny, imprisoned 4 months from committal with hard labour, striking Patrick Purcell of Woodcock Hill, a blow with a stick on the head, on the 9th of April last from the effects of which he died. Guilty. To be imprisoned 4 months from committal with hard labour.
     Patrick Molony for sacrilege. Pleaded guilty. Imprisoned 12 months from committal with hard labour.
     John Finucane, was indicted for appearing in arms to the terror of Her Majesty's subjects, on the night of 25th January, at Effernan. Verdict - Not guilty.
     Thomas Keefe, was indicted for obstructing Sub-constable John Havin in the discharge of his duty on 7th May, at Shandangan. Guilty. To be imprisoned 6 months with hard labour.
     Peter Egan, was indicted for an assault and an attempted robbery on Michael Cusack, of Ferrara, on the 21st March last. Pleaded guilty.
     Denis Molony was indicted for rape on Ellen O'Neil, on the 15th of July 1848 at Carhudaoa. The prosecutrix in this case (Ellen O'Neil) was an old woman about 80 years of age; she stated when sworn that she was only 50. She failed to identify the prisoner, as did her daughter Mary O'Neil, who, to appearance, was about 50 years of age; but stated she was only 30 years. Not guilty. 

Record Court
Judge Jackson took the seat on the Bench this morning at 10 o'clock.
The following jury was empannelled :-
John McBeth, Edmund Greene, William Macmahon, Hugh Singleton, Thomas Hewitt, Pierce Creagh, John Cullinan, Joseph Roughan, Thomas Pilkington, John Gabbett, Matthew Canny, Thomas Keane.
Rose v Star Insurance Company
This was an action brought by the plaintiff to recover the amount of a policy of insurance on the life of Mr. Thomas Morony, jnr., of Miltown Malbay, for the sum of 400, in the office of the Star Insurance Company, in Limerick.
Mr. Lane stated the case for the plaintiff. This was an action brought by Rev. Hartstonge Rose, a clergyman of the Church of England, residing in the city of Limerick ...... The first witness called was Mr. George Dartnel jnr.,  .... the late Mr. Thomas Moroney was witness's brother-in-law .......

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Plant v Beehan
.... This was an action brought by Mr. Patrick Denis Beehan, a shopkeeper in Kilrush, at the suit of Mr. Uriah Plant, a merchant in Cork ........ affairs subsequently grew worse, and in the summer of 1847 Mr. Denis Beehan and his son formed a scheme whereby in the months of September and October above 1050 worth of goods were transferred to his son. At that perion Mr. Patrick Beehan engaged a shop in the town of Kilrush and another at Ennistymon, and they then removed to these shops all the valuable goods from the shop of the father, Mr. Denis Beehan, ......... Mr. E. Mahony made a will by which he left property to his nephew, Denis Beehan in trust for his eldest son (Mr. Patrick Beehan) the defendant, and also appointed his father (Mr. D. Behan) his executor. ..... Mr. Butler, who had acted as agent over Poole Hickman's property after his death, proved having paid Mr. Denis Beehan 375 of a debt for which he held Mr. Hickman's bond; and Mr. Thomas Keane who had been Mr. Hickman's agent ............

Clare Freeman 12 July 1849

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The Vice Guardians of the Kilrush Union v Simon O'Donnell
This was an action at the suit of Mr. Edmund Kelly and Mr. Michael Maher, Vice Guardians of the Union of Kilrush, to recover from Mr. Simon O'Donnell certain sums of money, alleged to have been embezzled by Tompkins Pierse, while acting as one of the poor rate Collectors of that union, and for whom Mr. O'Donnell was one of the securities. .......Tompkins Pierse had been acting as Rate Collector for the electorial divisions of Kilmurry and Killard up to Jan 1849 .... He is since dead. ..... his father (Garrett Pierse) who had been the previous Collector .... Tompkins Pierse had succeeded his father as collector in July 1848 ....

Clare Journal July 30 1849

In Ennis, on Saturday, the 28th inst., of cholera, Kitty, the beloved wife
of John D'Arcy, Esq., late 88th regiment. as a Christian wife and parent,
her conduct was ever exemplary, She was beloved by the family, and
respected and esteemed by a large circle of friends and acquaintances. She
died firmly trusting in the merits and meditation alone of a glorified

On Thursday, in High-street, of disease of the heart, Mr. William Corry,
grocer, very much regretted. he has left a young family to bewail his
premature and sudden demise, which was accelerated by grief for the loss of
an affectionate and loving wife, during the prevalence of the late fatal
epidemic in this town.

Submitted by Declan


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