The Cork Examiner, 7 August 1865
Submitted by dja
|CITY COURTTHIS DAY.|
(Before Chief Baron PIGOTT.)
| A woman of ill-fame named Catherine Kennealy, and aged 24 years, was found guilty of stealing a watch from a young man named James Pim, at the Monerea Marsh. She had been convicted once before.
His Lordship sentenced her to seven years' penal servitude.
Ellen M'Carthy was indicted for stealing an adze and plane the property of John Jones, builder, from an unfinished house on the Western Road in July last.
The prosecutor identified the articles as his property. He found them on different standings in the bazaar market.
The prisoner was identified by the owners of the standings as the person who sold the adze and plane.
The jury found a verdict of guilty, and his Lordship sentenced her to one years' imprisonment with hard labour.
Michael Walsh and Ellen his wife, were charged with having stolen two blankets belonging to Mary Foley. The prisoners were respectable persons from Waterford, of the farming class.
| Mary Murphy deposed that the prisoners lodged for some days at the house of Mary Foley, Patrick's-quay. They were going to America. After they left the house a sheet and two blankets were missed ; went after the prisoners to Queenstown and asked them for the articles ; they were found in a box at the railway station ; the male prisoner appeared very much surprised when the articles were found.
Patrick Ahern, a porter, deposed that he packed up several articles for the prisoners in Mrs. Foley's kitchen with Mrs. Walsh. They were in a great hurry to catch the boat, and the moment the packages were on board the steamer moved away. He was paid a shilling, which was handed out to him as the steamer was moving off.
Other witnesses were examined to shew that there was an intention to steal or not.
The jury found both the prisoners not guilty.
Mary Sullivan, a woman forty years old, was indicted for stealing a coat, and found guilty. She had been convicted seven times, the period of imprisonment being on two occasions three years and on another seven years.
His Lordship sentenced her to penal servitude for seven years.
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