The Freeman's Journal, 1 February 1800
Extract of a letter from Clonmel, Jan. 25.
   “Last Saturday, about nine o'clock, as John Hogan, (a farmer who lives near Patrick's Well) was returning home from Clonmell, where he had received between 40 and 50l. in Bank notes to pay his rent, he was attacked near Mr. Watson's demesne by some fellows that concealed themselves in a ditch, who knocked Hogan down, robbed him of the above sum, and beat him in a most inhuman manner. Information of the outrage, with the name of one of the robbers, being communicated to Mr. Watson, of Summerville, he, with that spirit and prompt attention to public justice, which every man of respectability ought to feel, collected his servants, and, with the assistance of Mr. White, of Garryrou, (on whom Mr. Watson called) secured one of the offenders, J. Lyons, of Chancellorstown, whom he lodged in the jail of this town. It is strongly imagined that these fellows are part of the banditti who for some time past have committed several petty robberies about the neighbourhood.”
   His Excellency the Lord Lieutenant has been pleased to appoint the following gentlemen to be High Sheriffs, for the ensuing year, of the under-mentioned counties:
   Clare—William Burton, of Clifden, Esq.
   Clare—Henry Puxley, of Cross Haven, Esq.
   Galway—Sir John O'Flaherty, of Lemonfield, Knight.

   Monday morning, John Connors was committed to the county gaol of Kilkenny, charged with various robberies, burglaries, and treasons—He was guarded to prison by a party of the police, and is said to have been the terror of the whole barony.
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The Freeman's Journal, 6 February 1800

A few days ago, five unfortunate persons convicted of robberies in the city of Cork, were executed there, pursuant to their sentence ; another, named Edward Connor, was reprieved at the place of execution, and is to be transported for life.
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