The Freeman's Journal
08 April 1794

Drogheda, March 5
'Committed by James Scholes, Esq., Thomas Rooney and John Callaghan - charged with having forcibly entered the house of Mary Collier, put her in fear of her life, and feloniously took thereout cash and goods to the amount in value of five guineas.
Alice Mollan and Jane Keenan were committed to goal, by the worshipful Mayor - charged with having stole out of a trunk, in the house of John Orson Esq, Fair-street, six hundred guineas.
The cook and two housemaids were concerned in the above robbery - one of the latter has turned approver, by which means 178 guineas have been recovered.'

'The following unfortunate men are to suffer death in Dundalk, pursuant to their sentence at the last assizes:
James Martin, to be executed on Monday, the 7th inst.
Patrick Grimes, William Smith, and Thomas Carry, on Monday the 4th inst. Patrick Hamill and John McGuinness, on Monday, the 11th inst.
Edward Hughes, the 28th inst.
James Walsh, Philip Caragher, Sylvester Carry, Arthur Martin, Christopher Kennedy, and Mat M'Cuming, are to be executed on the 26th of May next.
Monday last, James Boyle and Tully Hunt, were whipt from the gaol of Dundalk to the bridge - they are to undergo the like punishment on the 28th inst.
Monday next, James Fox, Thomas Byron, and Michael Feehan, are to be whipt from the gaol of Dundalk to the bridge, and on the 5th of May next.'

The Freeman's Journal
24 April 1794

'At the assizes in Dundalk, held on Friday and Saturday last, Richard Mullen was found guilty with others, the house of (sic) John Dunkin of firearms; as was also Patrick Carney, for conspiring to take away the life of Brabazon Smith, Esq., several other prisoners were tried for slight offences and acquitted.'

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