IRELAND OLD NEWS
The Freeman's Journal, 3 April 1800
THE FREEMAN'S JOURNAL
12 April 1800
Trials at Dundalk
The assizes began on Thursday the 2d and ended on Saturday the 5th April last, when the following persons were tried and found guilty, viz: -
Edward Rourke, of the murder of his own child, about four months old, by throwing it into a bog hole, at Donaghmore, on the 5th of January last, by which means it was immediately suffocated.
Francis M'Elboy alias M'Evoy of usury - ordered to pay treble the money lent
William Taaffe, of a riot, and seizing two horses: two cars laden with potatoes, cutting the sacks and letting the potatoes fall about the road.
Thomas Hoey of assaulting Pat. Hillard at Haggardstown, on the 11th Feb last; ordered to be imprisoned for a month.
Peter Durnin, of feloniously taking, on the 15th Oct last, sundry articles of wearing apparel, the property of Arthur Curry, ordered to be transported for seven years.
Felix Dawdly, of stealing hay, the property of John Dransfield, of Dundalk, sentenced also to be transported for seven years.
Patrick Hanratty of pig stealing.
The following persons were acquitted:
John Barlett, of the murder of Michael Cavanagh, a soldier.
Michael Connolly, of stealing fruit.
Thomas M'Cann of receiving a promissory note, which had been taken out of the mail.
Pat Hanratty for stealing a cow.
James Finigan, acquitted of feloniously taking £1 6s 0d in money.
Michael M'Donald of receiving 20 gallons of whiskey which had been stoled.
Anne Casie of stealing potatoes.
John Lamb of carrying away a girl with intent to marry her.
Submitted by Brendan
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