B I R T H S .
| Dec. 26, the lady of Robert Hassard of Cookstown, Esq., of
| At Mountjoy-square North, the lady of Theobald M'Kenna,
Esq., Q.C., of a daughter, still born.
M A R R I E D .
| Tuesday morning, at Christ Church, by the Rev. Saml.
Harman, James Edwards, Esq., merchant, of London, to Susanna, fourth daughter of
the late Edward Cotter, Esq., of Bandon, Solicitor.
| On the 21st [ult.], Philip W. S. Miles, Esq., M.P., to
Pamela Adelaide, fifth daughter of Major-General W. F. P. Napier.
| At St. Anne's Church, Dublin, on the 29th [ult.], by the
Rev. Charles William Wall, D.D.S.F.T.C.D., Samuel S. Hardy, Esq., M.D., to
Jemima Mary, only daughter of W. F. Montgomery, Esq., M.D.
| On the 14th inst., at St. Stephen's Church, by the Rev. J.
Y. Wilson, Henry Munro, Esq., of the Crawford River-settlers, and son of the
present professor Munro, Edinburgh, to Kate, third daughter of the late James
Power, Esq., Cork.—Normanby Advertizer, July 17, 1846.
D E A T H S .
| This morning, suddenly, in Brunswick-street Chapel,
immediately after receiving the Holy Sacrament of the Altar, Mrs. Connor, of the
Grand Parade, in the 81st year of her age.
| On the 24th instant, at her residence in Blennerville,
near Tralee, the Hon. Mrs. Blennerhasset, relict of the late Arthur
Blennerhasset, Esq., J.P., and daughter of the first Baron Ventry. This lady was
in her 73d year when, after a short illness, she fell a victim to dropsy on the
| At the residence of her son, Sir J. Murray,
Merrion-square, aged 88, Bridget, relict of Edward Murray, Esq.
| At her residence, Dundrum Castle, aged 74, Sarah, relict
of J. Walsh, Esq.
| At Cookstown, aged one year and five months, Fanny,
daughter of Robert Hassard, Esq.
| At Crevaghmore, in the co. Limerick, Robert Sandys, Esq.,
in the 65th year of his age.
| At the Rectory, Raheny (aged three weeks) the infant
daughter of the Rev. J. Crampton, Rector.
| At her residence, No. 15, Grafton-street, Dublin, on the
22d, Mary, wife of Anthony Dillon, aged 21 ; and on the 27th [ult], at
Mountsadford, Jane White, the beloved daughter of Daniel Dillon, aged 25.
| On Wednesday morning, in Waterford, Ellen, wife of Captain
Toole, of the Laurance Forristal.
| On the same morning Michael Ardagh, Esq., of Waterford.
| On Sunday last, at his residence, Brixton-hill, aged 74,
Mr. James Calder, a member of the “British Press” for more than half a
| On Tuesday evening, in Lower Abbey-street, Tralee, Mrs.
John Flynn, Cabinet-maker.
| On the 24th inst., [sic] at Burton Park, near Buttevant,
in this county Mrs. Johanna Allen, aged 114 years. She retained full possession
of her mental faculties ; she had a clear recollection, and would often relate
many remarkable events connected with the history of her country which happened
more than 100 years ago—she was animated with most ardent and patriotic
sentiments and felt the most lively interest in the career of O'Connell. Her
conversation was a correct and complete history of Ireland for the last century,
she could vividly relate the state of comfort and prosperity in which her
countrymen lived, and the prosperous and thriving state of our woollen and other
manufactures before the union, when every rood maintained its man. The
remarkable events connected with the American war, the Irish Volunteers, and the
disastrous scenes of '98, were all frequently related by her to her neighbours.
She was followed to the grave by several great-great- grandchildren.
|THE NEW MAYOR.
|THIS being the first day of the New Year, Alderman E.
Hackett was formally sworn in Mayor, and assumed his office.
|MILITARY SHEEP STEALERS.
|IN the course of last week a gentleman residing in
the vicinity of Midleton, near Killea, (Mr. Welland) engaged a prize ram for
breeding purposes for £20 which, with two sheep, was left out at night to
pasture in a field about a mile distant from Midleton. On missing them one
morning, information was conveyed to the police, who made every effort to
discover their whereabouts, but with no success. The secret, however, soon
transpired. A knife, lost by the depredators, was found, and on its being shown
by the police to a butcher resident in Middleton he instantly identified it as
his property, which on the previous evening he lent to a few of the soldiers of
the 47th Regt., a company of which is at present stationed in Middleton, with a
view to the protection of property, as well as the preservation of the
peace of the country. The constabulary instantly proceeded to Thomas Street,
Middleton, where the military are quartered, and on examination discovered
portions of the carcasses of the slaughtered animals safely deposited in a coal
hole. Suspicion strongly attaching to three of the gallant corps, they were
arrested and taken before the sitting magistrates, who decided on receiving
informations against them ; and they now await their trial at the ensuing
sessions in durance.
| It is to be regretted that the conduct of a few scoundrels
should have the effect of bringing into disrepute a gallant body of men, such as
unquestionably is the 47th Regt., who, since the unhappy occurrence, are
denominated by the people here—“the 47th sheep stealers.”—Middleton
|BENEVOLENCE OF LADY HEADLEY.
|IN this season of calamity and distress, when disease
and famine, as in rivalry, sweep along, when strong men fall on the roadsides,
struck down by the hand of hunger, and when the shadows of future events are
borne upon us so ominously and so darkly, it is an agreeable task to record the
energetic endeavours of kind hearts to alleviate, at least, the misery of our
fellow-men. Our County of Kerry is blessed with a gentry, good and well meaning,
but there is one, Lady Headly [sic], with whose name charity and benevolence
have ever been synonymous, and whose memory will remain stamped on the hearts of
the people. She is giving at present, weekly support to all the poor in
her neighbourhood, and has distributed large quantities of bedding and clothing.
|KILLARNEY.—I am happy to state for the sake of the
distress of this district, that our active townsman, John O'Leary, Esq., having
made large purchases of Flour and Meal in Liverpool—a quantity of these very
desirable commodities is expected daily in Tralee. It is said that he also holds
in bond about 1000 barrels of Western Canal Flour, at a low price ; from all
which I anticipate a great lessening of the destitution in this quarter. —Correspondent.
T H A N K S .
| The Treasurer of the North Infirmary has received £1 1s
from Denis O'Sullivan, Esq., as a subscription to the Hospital, by the hands of
| Mr. J. H. Swanton begs to acknowledge the receipt of £20
through John Gould & Co., Esq., Cork, from a kind and unknown friend in
London, for the poor in and about Ballydehob ; and also through John Gould &
Co., Esqrs., £5 from Alexander Nisbitt, Esq., London, acknowledged before.
| The following donations from Francis Kreusser, Esq.,
Jermyn-street, St. James's, London, through the hands of the Right Rev. Dr.
Murphy, are gratefully acknowledged—Society of Saint Vincent de Paul, 5l
; South and Middle Parishes Soup Houses, 2l 10s. ; Glanmire and St.
Patrick's Soup Houses, £1 5s ; Lee Soup House, £1 5s.
T H E C A T H O L I C C H U R C H .
|DIED, on Monday the 28th December, the Rev. Patrick
Bourke, for 28 years the beloved Parish Priest of Ballyporeen. It would be
difficult to express the grief occasioned at the demise of this pious and
popular clergyman, endeared to his parishioners by so many ties during a long
life spent in their service and in the service of God. The Catholic Clergy,
without an exception, are regretted under similar circumstances, but here was
lost the good priest, the sincere friend, and the sensible and honest
adviser. The lamentations of his people shewed that his death was more than an
ordinary bereavement to them.
| The state of his poor parishioners, exposed to starvation
since April last—and the toil he underwent and the disappointments he met with
in the cause of humanity and charity, helped to break down a weak constitution.
If the sorrows and prayers of the poor can give consolation to his relatives and
friends, they must feel satisfied how highly prized was the man just called by
the will of the Almighty before his throne of mercy.