The Freeman's Journal, 1 March 1800

MARRIED—Thomas Daly, of Cloche, Co. Galway, Esq; to Miss Conolly, daughter to James Conolly, Esq; of Sackville-street.—The 15th inst. by special license, at Cork, by the Rev. Charles Hewitt, John Harden, of the city of Dublin, Esq; to Miss Lucy Wall, eldest daughter of John Wall, of the city of Cork. Esq; and grand daughter to the late Charles William Wall, of Coolnamuck, in the county Waterford, Esq;—Mr. John Madden, brewer, to Miss Butler, daughter of the late Theobold Butler, of Wellford, county Tipperary.
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The Freeman's Journal, 4 March 1800

The Countess of CLARE, on Friday night last, with the very laudable and humane intention of giving employment to artisans in the silk branch, had a superb fancy ball, [illegible], and supper, at which all the Ladies appeared in beautiful plaid silks of Irish manufacture. The company was numerous, and were entertained with great magnificence. The liberality of the Countess of Clare, and those ladies who furthered this generous and exemplary purpose of the Countess's, at this trying season of deep distress among the manufacturers, deserves the highest applause.
The Committee instituted and set on foot by Lord Castlereigh, to enquire into the cause of the high price of provisions, and the means of preventing such in future, will prove of the utmost untility and advantage to the citizens of Dublin, by his Lordship's vigilance and humanity directing the enquiry of the Committee, not only to the present cause of scarcity, but to investigate by what species of monopoly or confederacy, that similar complaints of scarcity and want of bread have prevailed in the metropolis, notwithstanding the country was possessed of the most productive harvest, when his Lordship and the honorable Committee will, no doubt, have the heartfelt satisfaction of exploring systems adopted by some individuals, who confederated in supplying the City, and making princely fortunes at the expense of the inhabitants and poor of this great city.

Saturday last, Joseph Henegan, a young lad, about 24 years of age, was executed at the front of the New Gaol, pursuant to his sentence, for being concerned with others in burglariously entering the house of a shoemaker in Grafton-street, and feloniously taking leather from thence. His appearance was rather decent, and he conducted himself suitable to his unhappy situation. He was the son of a Porter-house keeper of good repute in this city, and it is likely, if he had not been an old offender, would not have suffered for that fact, perhaps might have been transported,—At the place of execution, the High Sherrifs, Kinsley and Cash, in the mildest terms, urged him to make discoveries of his accomplices for the good of society, and as some atonement to GOD for his offences ; but he refused, though it appeared from his manner, he could have done so, saying "he did not like to have their deaths upon him." Mr. Gregg, the gaoler, asked him some particulars as to a person the malefactor knew, and who, it is said, was one of those that lately robbed the mail in England, but he gave no other satisfactory answer, but said he saw the offender in that country. This unfortunate sufferer made a testimony of subtrefuge, declaring at his last moments, that he did not take the leather out of the house, the crime of which he was convicted ; but the question being put to him "Did he not receive, and offer it to sale, knowing it to have been a robbery?" He answered in the affirmative. Henegan had been in the Penitentiary five years ago, and was pardoned, on his enlisting ; he went a recruit to England, but there left the army, and returned to his former evil ways.
The same day, Patrick Coleman, for a robbery at Brackenstown, in the county of Dublin, and another Convict, were executed pursuant to their sentence at the front of Kilmainham gaol.
A correct List of the Certificates issued by J. Medlicott, Clerk of the Peace for the County of Kildare, between the 1st of May, 1799, and the 1st of October in same year, pursuant to an Act passed in this Kingdom in the 39th year of his Majesty's reign, entitled an Act for granting his Majesty certain duties on Certificates to be issued with respect to the Killing of Game.
Annesley Charles — Ballyfax
Aylmer Robert — Painstown
Atkinson Jos. — Barberstown
Bergin John — Kildare
Bagot John — Monastereven
Brown Richard — Donany
Borr Humphry — Carrick
Braddle Benjamin — Barrowford
Cassidy John — Monastereven
Caulfield William — [D/L]ivitstown
Chapman John — Castlemitchell
Coyle George — Celbridge
Cooper John — Kildare
Dunn Patrick — Dollardstown
Edwards John — Curragh
Fitzgerald Thomas — Geraldine
Fitzgerald Charles — Navinstown
Foran John — Newtown
Gladstones Wm. Upton — Courtown
Gaffney Thomas — Carton
Hogstead John — Watertown
Ivie John — Monastereven
Johnson Mathew — Downings
Knightly Thomas — Newtown
Kelly Edward — Giltown
Kelly Thomas — Maddenstown
Leinster his Grace the
    Duke of
— Carton
Medlicott Thomas — Kilcullen
Mills Samuel — Turnings
Mansergh George — Athy
Medcalf Francis — Medcalf Park
Nangle Christopher — Garriscar
O'Reilly Dom. Wm. — Kildangan
O'Reilly Tho. Edm. — Kildangan
O'Farell Ambrose — Ballina
Pilsworth Edward — Miltown
Palmer Rev. Charles — Rahin
Palmer Thomas — Rahin
Ryan Thomas — Ballynakill
Ryan Edward — Corcoranstown
Rice Rich. Stephen — Mountrice
Rice Stephen — Crossmorris
Rawson Thomas — Athy
Richardson Wm. — Athy
Shaw Christopher — Castledermot
Shipley George — Castledermot
Stephens Richard — Kilcullen
Sheil James — Car[?]on
Tyrell Garret — Ballinderry
Tyrawly Lord — Moor-abbey
Talbot Richard — Maynooth
Tyrell Adam — Kirrenny
Wolfe John, jun. — Forenaught
Whyte Edw. Rigs — Rathangan
Williams James — Kildare
Williams Adam — Williamstown
By Order of the Commissioners,
Stamp-office, Feb. 22, 1800

A correct List of Certificates issued by Walter Young, Clerk of the Peace for the County of Monaghan, between the first day of May, 1799, and the first of October in same year, pursuant to an Act passed in this Kingdom in ...
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The Freeman's Journal, 20 March 1800

Saturday next, William Kelly, and James Keating are to be executed at the front of the New Prison, pursuant to their sentence, for robbing the ware- house of Mr. Joshua Green a merchant, of a quantity of tea. The ware- houses of many other merchants were robbed in a similar manner ; offences with which these unhappy convicts were charged, and for whose apprehension the public are indebted to the vigilance and attention of the watch establishment.
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The Freeman's Journal, 25 March 1800

Edmond Garvey of the Co. Mayo, and Thomas Marky, confined some time in the New Gaol ; also Thomas Richardson imprisoned in Kilmainham gaol, all charged with treasonable practices, have been liberated this week upon bail.
A respite until further order was yesterday granted to Keatings and Kelly, who were to have been executed this day.
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The Freeman's Journal, 27 March 1800

    Yesterday, ninety-four persons, who had been under the rule of transportation in the New Prison, were shipped on board at the quay. Kelly and Keatinge, the porters, who were to have been executed on Saturday last, are among those now transporting.

    Yesterday, the officers of the Peace-establishment, under the direction of the Superintendant Magistrate, apprehended Neill Carr, James Lane, and William Shea, who are charged with having been of the party that robbed the houses of Dean Carleton, at Coolock, and Mr. Smith's, of Golden-bridge, a few nights since. They were brought before the Superintendant Magistrate, where, after undergoing a strict examination, were committed to prison. The public are highly indebted to the exertions that have been made by the peace-officers, which have been so successful, as to have secured these offenders shortly after the commitment of their atrocities, and which we hope will be the means of bringing to justice a desparate daring Gang, who have committed many outrages and atrocities.
    William Shea is a gardener and a fidler ; Neill Carr is also a gardener ; James Lane says he is a sawyer ; the latter, it is said, had upon him when taken, a black coat of Dean Carleton's, and an etwee in his pocket of that gentleman's. Shea, it is mentioned, was Captain of the gang, and on him, we hear, a pair of small clothes of Mr. Smith's were identified. These offenders with others their confederates, are supposed to be the banditti that likewise robbed the house of Mr. Evan's and Mr. Meares, at the north side of the country, and of Mr. Wilkinson's steward, at Terrenure, near Templeogue. The prisoner Lane, it seems, bears a mark on his side of a shot he received from Dean Carleton when attacking his house. The companion of these desperadoes who was taken up out of the canal on Sunday morning, it is stated, was named John Quinn, who was shot by one of his accomplices the night before, in the house of Mr. Smith, thro' mistake.

    The number of coasting vessels which arrived here with grain and flour, including five American ships laden with wheat, and the potatoe [sic] sloops increased yesterday morning to seventy-nine, and more would have been added to the number but for the setting in of a strong south easterly gale—the immediate consequence was that potatoes have fallen from eight British shillings to seven the hundred, and a further reduction may be expected during the present week. Bacon and ham fell in Francis-street, on the same morning 4s. 8d. the hundred, and butter 2s.

    A fleet of 86 sail of merchantmen sailed from Cove for the West-Indies on Thursday last, under the convoy of the Melampus, Capt. Moore, and Hussar, Capt. Littlehales.
    It was yesterday reported, that an army of ten thousand men will, early next month, be collected at Cork, from whence they will be embarked on an expedition to the West-Indies.

    We hear from Antrim, that a duel was fought there, early on the morning of the 29th instant between Ensigns William Hamilton M'Cay and Patrick Fitzpatrick, both of the Dunbarton fencible volunteers, now stationed in that country ; after each had fired two shots, happily without effect, Capt. M'Dougall and Lieut. Rattray, their seconds, interposed, and effected a reconciliation. The affair, it is said, originated from something which had passed on the evening of the 17th.—One of the balls grazed the scabbard of Mr. M'Cay's sword.

HIGH SHERRIFS appointed by his Excellency the Lord Lieutenant, for the year 1800.
Co. Antrim. Geo. A. M'Cloverty, of Glynn, Esq.
Armagh. Tho. Verner, of Church-hill, Carlow. William Knott, Esq.
Cavan. James Saunderson, Esq.
Clare. Wm. Burton, of Clifden, Esq.
Cork. Henry Puxley, of Cross-haven, Esq.
Donegall. James Galbraith, of Castlefinn, Esq.
Down. Savage Hall, of Narrow-water, Esq.
Dublin. John White, of Whitehall, Esq.
Fermanagh. And. Nixon, of Silver-hill, Esq.
Galway. Sir John O'Flaherty, of Lemonfield, Knt.
Kerry. John Mahony, of Dromore, Esq.
Kildare. John Montgomery, of Oldtown, Esq.
Kilkenny. John Enery, of Kilkenny, Esq.
King's Co. James R. Gray, of Balincor, Esq.
Leitrim. Duke Crofton, jun., of Mohill, Esq.
Limerick. Geo. Evans Bruce, of Hermitage, Esq.
Longford. Wm. Thompson, of Clonfin, Esq.
Louth. Chich. Fortescue, of Dromiskin, Esq.
Mayo. George Miller, of Milford, Esq.
Meath. Cha. D. Dillon, of Lismullin, Esq.
Monaghan. Alexander Montgomery, Esq.
Queen's Co. Sir E. Burrowes, of Portarlington, Esq.
Roscommon. Wm. Lloyd, of Rockville, Esq.
Sligo. Richard Phibbs, Esq.
Tipperary. Pierce A. Butler, of Larken, Esq.
Tyrone. Richard Maxwell, Esq.
Waterford. Henry St. George Cole, Esq.
Westmeath. Edw. John Briscoe, of Riversdale, Esq.
Wexford. Joshua Nunn, of St. Margaret's, Esq.
Wicklow. Thos Archer, of Mount-John, Esq.

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