Freeman's Journal
18 July 1799

'At the assizes of Dundalk, there was little business, owing to the happy change that has taken place in the state of the country, but one person was capitally convicted, and that was for stealing yarn.'

Freeman's Journal
25 July 1799

Began, and ended on the 15th July; there was no civil business.
Wm. Magenis was tried and found guilty of robbing a bleach-green and sentenced to be executed on the 8th August - On this man's train it appeared from a witness produced by himself to his character, that he had committed a murder about two years since, and had absconded for it for some time.
John Kelly, a servant, for stealing yarn from his master's ware-house, was ordered to be whipped through Drogheda, and imprisoned three months.'

Began Tuesday 16th, and ended on Wednesday the 18th, which Loughlin Duffy, alias Brady, found guilty of stealing a mare, was sentenced to be executed on the 2nd of September.
James Daly, a boy about 13 years old, for picking the pockets of three of his fellow-servants of money, was ordered to be transported for seven years, he appearing to be an adept at thieving.
Ann Smyth and Mary Lennon, for stealing linen cloth out of a market, ordered to be transported for seven years.
Terence Fegan, for receiving stolen goods, to be transported for life.'

Submitted by Brendan


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