April 20, 1844
Coleraine, County Derry
MARRIAGE IN HIGH LIFE.---On the 13th instant, at Armagh, George Dunbar, Esq., M.P. for Belfast, to Harriet, the second daughter of the late Lord George Beresford, niece of the Lord Primate of Ireland, and cousin of the Marquis of Waterford. The ceremony was performed in the Cathedral of Armagh, by his Grace the Lord Primate.
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MARRIED, on the 10th instant,at St. George's Church, Dublin, by the Right Rev. the Lord Bishop of Cork and Coyne, William Wilson Carus Wilson, Esq., jun., of Casterton Hall, in the County of Westmoreland, to Mary Letablere, daughter of Edward Littou, Esq., late M.P. for the Borough of Coleraine, now one of the Masters of Her Majesty's Court of Chancery.
It is very gratifying to us, thus to announce the union of the Representative of the ancient Houses of Carus and Wilson, with one of the fair and lovely daughters of our late valued Re- presentative for this Borough.
There is not one family in England, whose members, in and out of Parliament, have more steadily advocated and advanced the cause of religious truth, than have those of the family of the Carus Wilsons. And every man in the empire is acquainted with the services rendered to, and the sacrifices made for the same cause by our late talented and independent Representative. The auspicious event will be hailed by his numerous friends and admirers of Coleraine, with great satisfaction.
EXECUTION OF GEORGE JUBLEE.---On Wednesday the 10th instant, George JUBEE [sic], of the 5th Fusileers, was executed at Tullamore for the shooting of Adjutant Mackay. He ascended the scaffold with a firm, steady step, apparently unmoved attended by the Rev. E. Berry and the Rev. John Lever, who, during his confinement, were most attentive in affording him religious instruction. He fully acknowledged his guilt and the justice of his sentence.
IRISH PAUPERS.---The operation of the recent act for the removal of Irish paupers is not only harsh, but would seem also to be unavailing ; for we understand that those sent to their own country by the parochial authorities of this town last week were almost immediately on their landing in Dublin supplied with the means of returning to England, and of which it appears several, if not all of them, availed themselves. Eleven are said to have returned in the same packet with Mr. Colton, master of the Vagrant Office, who had them in charge ; and one old man named Connor actually reached Hull before him, the latter having been unavoidably detained on his journey.--Hull Packet.
JOHN BOYD, ESQ., M.P., leaves Dundooan House this Evening, to attend to his Parliamentary duties. We understand that, it is his intention after the Registration Bill and the Marriage Question is disposed of, to proceed to France to join his family, with whom he will return to this Country.
CURIOUS IF TRUE.--- Mr. Gray, stipendiary magistrate, has been ordered to Dublin to answer a charge made against him of having employed one of the police to go to a poor printer of the name of Morgan, in Cashel, and solicit him to print seditious ballads! Colonel M'Gregor has expressed the greatest indignation that one of the police should be employed in the disgraceful manner in question. Sub-Inspector Jennings, and Head-Constable Foot have been examined on the subject ; but of the result we are not aware.---Nenagh Vindicator.
COAST GUARD BOAT UPSET.---LOSS OF LIFE.---On Friday last, the Coast Guard boat of the Cranfield station, in the County of Down, containing four men, left Greenore point (near Carlingford) for home, when, about half-a-mile from Greenore, and near Greenisland, a squall upset her. The occurrence was observed by Lieutenant Turner---the active Officer of the Coast Guards at Greenore---who instantly manned his boat, and pushed off to the relief of the party. He fortunately succeeded in saving the lives of three of the men, but the fourth, named Logan, unfortunately perished. His body, up to yesterday, had not been found. He has left, to deplore his loss, a wife, who, it appears, had gone, some days ago, on a visit to her relations, and, consequently is, for so far, unaware of the melancholy and premature fate of her husband.---Newry Telegraph.
BUTTER SOCIETY.---We are requested to state that the adjourned Meeting of this Society, announced to take place on the 2d of May in last week's number, will be held on the 3rd day of May.
SERMON.---We request the attention of our readers to the Advertisement in our present number, of Mr. M'GILVRAY's Sermon on the ensuing Sabbath. We understand Mr. M'GILVRAY is a most popular preacher ; and, as a distinguished minister of the Free Church of Scotland, we are sure he may reckon on a good attendance.
We understand that W. H. Holmes, Esq., for many years Agent to the Mercers' Company, is about to give up that situation in consequence of ill health, and his successor will be appointed in June next.
CONSECRATION OF KILREA CHURCH.
This Edifice, which has been erected by the Mercers' Company, of London, at a cost of about £9,000, was set apart for Public Worship by his Grace the Lord Bishop of Derry and Raphoe, on Thursday last, at 12 o'Clock. The Morning Service was read by the Rev. Mr. Lindsay and the Rev. Mr. Minchin, Kilrea. The Psalms appointed for the occasion were the 84th, the 122nd, and 132nd. The Lessons selected were 1 Kings viii. 23, 66. Heb. x, commencing at the 19th verse. The Psalms sung with the organ accompaniment were the 108th, 19, 20, and 24th verses, and the 100th, 1st, 2nd, and 3rd verses. The communion service was read by His Grace the Lord Bishop, assisted by the Rev. Mr. Staples, his Lordship's Chaplain, and the Rev. Mr. Knox. After which his Lordship Preached, referring to the dedication of the building to the Most High, enforcing on the congregation the duty of assembling themselves together in public, dwelling on the necessity of prayer, and desiring them by outward sign to show their Christian liberality, by contributing to the support of the Kilrea parochial schools, for which a collection was subsequently taken up. His lordship's text was taken from Psalm cssii. 1. His lordship concluded the service, by consecrating the Church in the usual form. Amongst those present we noticed Robt. Mauleverer, Esq. J.P., W. H. Holmes, Esq., J.P., James Lancey, Esq., J.P., James Courtney Esq., Capt. Orr Robt. Heazlet, Esq., J.P., Robt. Knox, Esq., Ed. Oselaned, Esq., Mr. Williamson, and Dr. M'Ilroy. And in addition to the Ministers engaged in the service, we noticed the Rev. Messrs. Spottiswood, Craig, Hamilton, O'Hara, Scriven, Ash, Rapper, Motherwell, G. Smith, M. Smith, Bloxam, Waddy, Alexender, Rolleston, French, and Henderson. A dinner was provided by the Mercers' Company for his Lordship and the Gentry and Clergy present. This handsome building is situated at the end of Kilrea, near the Meeting- House, it is built with freestone, from a quarry in the vicinity of Buncranna, the style and workmanship is elegant ; the large eastern window is of coloured plated glass, the smaller windows are neat, it adds much to the beauty of Kilrea. It was finished nearly twelve months since, but owing to the necessary forms not having been gone through, it was not consecrated until that day.
We regret to say, this town was on Easter-Monday last made the scene of one of those disgraceful party riots, now happily less common than they formerly were in this county : it is said to have arisen from a quarrel of two boys in a play-ground near the town. The police were unfortunately out of the town, with the exception of the Head-constable and one other. The Head-constable, we are sorry to hear, received some injury in the affray, though not to serious extent. The windows of a public-house, and also those of the Rev. Mr. TWIGG, were broken by stones. There was a meeting of Magistrates held on Wednesday, who decided on taking informations against several, but to which of the contending parties they belong we have not heard.
There are many evils in the social condition of the Irish peasantry---some the effect of their position---many more the result of their own mis- conduct : but of all prolific sources of misery and crime, the most prolific, beyond all calculation, is thoir [sic] constant craving desire for ardent spirits. The legislature enact that whiskey licenses shall not be granted unless upon a certificate from magistrates at quarter-sessions. Houses already licensed are by far too plentiful in some country neighbourhoods, and the magistrates refuse their certificate. Forthwith, instead of one licensed place of sale, a host of shebeen-houses arise, freed from the control of the authorities, and al- most beyond the power of they [sic] laws ; for, who so base as become an "informer?" At a petty- sessions, held at Ballycastle, on Monday last, before JOHN M'NEALE and ADAM CUPPAGE, Esqrs., a person named Hugh Price was convicted of selling whiskey without a license, and fined in the mitigated penalty of £12 10s. It appeared that near Price's house there had been one licensed house some time since, but which had been given up ; and it was stated that within one mile there now existed no less than thirteen sheebeen-houses [sic]. One man, who gave his testimoney very unwillingly, in answer to a question by Mr. MACKAY, who prosecuted for the Excise, said that, on one night, his brother bought a pint, he himself bought a pint, and several others each the same quantity : that he was unable to pay his own at that time, but paid it since. Yet these men are unable to keep their families in food, or themselves in other than rags. We do not know the remedy---we can only draw attention to the evil.
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