Enniskillen Chronicle & Erne Packet
February 19, 1824
Enniskillen, County Fermanagh
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Limerick, Feb. 11. Between five and six o’clock, on Thursday morning, two stacks of oats, and a cow-house, in which were sixteen head of cattle, on the lands of Parmond, (West) the property of Mr. Wm. Pilkington, of Ballykill, in this county, were maliciously set on fire. A timely discovery brought some neighbours to the spot, by whose assistance the flames were extinguished, and the cattle got out uninjured; the oats were nearly consumed. This is the third attack on Pilkington’s property. The police and military were out until two in the morning, at which time all was quiet.
Early on Saturday morning, three men entered the house of John O’Grady, of Rathnara, near Rathkeale, and inflicted several wounds with a sword on him and his wife.--They then went off without committing any other injury. A dispute about a bank note at the last fair of Ballingarry, is supposed to have been the cause of this outrage.
The sixteen fellows taken in debate a few nights ago, in a public house at Tomgrany, by Lieutenant Bindon and the Police, are to be tried at the Sessions under the Insurrection Act, at Sixmilebride, County Clare--one of them is an out-pensioner from the army, at two shillings a day.--Limerick Chronicle.
On Thursday last, Mr. Thomas Macken, of Brookborough, in this county, and Mr. William Robert Rogers, of Rutland-street, Dublin, were sworn in Attornies, and admitted Members of the Honourable Society of King’s-Inns.
The Earl of Belmore, and Captain Corry, of the Royal Navy, arrived in Hamilton-place, London from Ireland.
An Association of Ladies has been formed in Drogheda, for the purpose of co-operating with the British and Irish Ladies’ Society, for improving the condition and promoting the industry and welfare of the female peasantry of this country. Lady Isabella Meade Smyth and the Lady Florence Balfour are the Patronesses of the Association.
It affords us much pleasure to find that Ladies’ Associations are now very generally forming throughout the country. From their efforts the very best results may be anticipated.
Court of King’s Bench, Dublin.
... Libel.--Mr. Blackburn obtained a conditional rule for a criminal information against Bartholomew Carter, M.D., Thomas Mostyn, William Fausett, Bernard Coyne, M.D., Alexander M’Creery, William O’Beirne, and Alexander Bolton, Printer, for a libel published in the Sligo Journal, on the 20th of December last.
The Biship of Kildare.--A Mandamus was granted at the suit of Mr. John Smith, the eminent musician and vocalist, and one of the Vicar’s Choral of Christ Church, directed to the Archbishop of Dublin, calling on him to invoke an Assembly, to inquire into certain complaints advanced by Mr. Smith, against the Dean of Christ Church, (the Bishop of Kildare).
A Coroner’s Jury.--A conditional order for a criminal information was granted, at the prosecution of Mr. Patterson, Coroner, against several members of a Jury, who were summoned on an inquest in the town of Abbeyleix; but, upon being refused a shilling each, behaved to him with great contempt and insolence.
The Sovereign of Athlone.--Mr. Flanagan, of Sligo, having addressed the Court, obtained a rule requiring the Sovereign of Athlone to answer a complaint for having refused to take Mr. Flanagan’s informations for an assault committed upon him in that town.
Catholic Freemen of Corporations. Mr. O’Connell applied to the Court for a conditional order for a mandamus against the Corporation of Dublin, on the part of Richard Grace, a Catholic, who required to be admitted to his Freedom of the Corporation, having served seven years apprenticeship to a Free Printer.
Conditional Rule granted.
| On Saturday night, about eight
o’clock, the Mail was taken from the Shanagolden post-boy, about a mile
from that town, by two men.--The Police are using every exertion to
discover the robbers. The bags have been since found in a bog, near
Shanagolden, but the contents are gone. Two persons have been taken up
on suspicion [sic], but have been discharged.
A quantity of hay the property of John Frawley, of Glensharrold, in this county, was, on the night of Friday last, maliciously thrown down and scattered about his field. This man has been formerly served with a notice from Captain Rock to quit the farm.
In consequence of the burning of Smith’s house, at Whiskey-Hall, the Police Magistrate, in concurrence with the Magistrates of the Barony, has stationed a small party of police there who assisted by the loyal inhabitants, will enforce peace and good order in that neighbourhood. A similar party has been placed at Tuogh, near Adare, for the same purpose, in consequence of the late attack made upon Walsh’s house.--Limerick Observer.
... Colonel Kelly has been appointed Barrack-Master of Dublin.
It is said that the Earl of Portarlington succeeds Lord Castlecoote in the Colonelcy of the Queen’s County Militia.
His Grace the Duke of Wellington has been pleased to appoint Lieutenant-Colonel Lisle to the situation of Barrack-Master at Waterford, vice Captain Mansergh, appointed to Belturbet. And his Grace has been further pleased to transfer Captain Mansergh from Belturbet to the district of Roscrea, in the county of Tipperary.
Orange Society.--The Grand Orange Lodge of Ireland held its Half-yearly Meeting on Monday last. The most important feature among the proceedings, was the production of the opinions of some of the most eminent Counsel at the Irish Bar, taken regularly for that purpose--all concurring in the opinion that the Association, as it is now constituted, and steering its course, as it does, clear of all oaths, tests, or declarations, does not in any degree militate against the law of the land.
The Lord Chancellor has signed a warrant for the reinstatement of Mr. Boyd, late of Mount-Edwards, now of Carrickfergus, in the Commission of the Peace for the County of Antrim, and we have seen an official letter to him to that effect.--Belfast News-Letter.
The Court of King’s Bench decided, on Monday last, against the claims of Mr. Abraham Martin, of Sligo, to the freedom of the Corporation.--Sligo Jour.
The Lord Chancellor has been pleased to appoint Marcus Lynch, Esq. to be a Justice of the Peace and Quorum for the county of Armagh; and Jocob Dudden, Esq. of Larah, to be a Magistrate for the county of Tyrone.
Submitted by ajk.
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