The Freeman's Journal
20 September 1794

'Drogheda Assizes
The following persons were on Thursday tried before the Hon. Justice Crookshank at the above assizes:
Thomas Murphy, found guilty of corrupt perjury. It was for swearing against messrs Bird, Hamill and Delahoyd, at the last assizes; he was convicted on the most clear and satisfactory evidence.
The above gentlemen gave evidence against him, and they swore in the most solemn manner, that the never countenanced Defenders but used every endeavour to suppress them.
Murphy ordered to be pillared on Saturday the 17th inst, his ears to be nailed to the pillar and, then, to be transported for seven years, pursuant to the statute. [See Dundalk Assizes 25 March 1794]
Michael Conly, acquitted of stealing a cow from Joseph Birch in the co. Dublin.
Richard Small, acquitted of endeavouring to seduce John M'Nally, a militia-man, to join in a robbery.
James Carran, acquitted of stealing a watch, the property of James Dogherty.
Matthew Farrelly, found guilty of perjury, in his examination before Ralph Smith Esq., Mayor of Drogheda - to be pillared opposite the Thostal on the 11th of October.
John Reid, acquitted of robbery on Bryan Halfpenny.

Submitted by Brendan


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