Enniskillen Chronicle & Erne Packet
March 25, 1824
Enniskillen, County Fermanagh
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MARRIAGES.Yesterday morning in the Church of Enniskillen by the Rev. Mr. Whittaker, Mr. George Eaton of Trillick, to Miss Parker, daughter of Mr. John Parker of this town.
DEATHS.In the town of Monaghan, on the 9th inst. in the 15th year of her age, Eliza, daughter of Mr. David Horner. The many amiable and interesting qualities which this young Lady possessed will be cherished long in the bosom of her numerous friends and deeply afflicted relatives.
On the 13th inst. in his 75th year, Thomas Martin, Esq. late captain in the 12th regiment of dragoons, and a sheriff’s peer of the corporation of Drogheda.
Aged 84, Mrs. Alcock, relict of the late Benjamin Alcock, Esq., of Kilkenny.
At Southampton, in the 48th year of his age, the Right Hon. Lord Edward O’Brien, brother to the Marquis of Thomond, and son in law of his Grace the Duke of Beaufort.
St. Patrick's Day--Splendid Ball at the Castle.One of the most splendid assemblages seen these many years attended the Ball at the Castle last night. The evening was peculiarly auspicious--the Castle yard was thronged with spectators of considerable respectability, who remained until a late hour.
The interior arrangements of the Castle were upon a magnificent scale; and the patriotic ardour, vivacity, and gratification of the company were greatly heightened, by the circumstance of our illustrious Viceroy being himself an Irish Nobleman.
Amongst the distinguished personages present, we noticed the following:--
The Marquess of Carmarthen, Earl and Countess of Longford, the Earl of Meath, the Lord Mayor, the Earl and Countess Bective, Lady F. and the Misses Vandeleur, Viscountess Strangford, Viscount and Viscountess Gort[?], Lady E. Chichester, Viscountess Glerawly and Miss Annesley, Viscountess Mountjoy, Lady F. and the Misses Balfour, Lady Jane Loftus, &c. &c.--Patriot.
St. Patrick's Day was celebrated yesterday with all the customary marks of respect both public and private. We regret, however, to say, that a disposition to riot was manifested at the upper Castle gate, in consequence of an attempt made by some individuals to enter, with a crowd of nearly 4000 persons, which followed the relief detachment and band. The band had played "Garryowen," "St. Patrick's Day," &c. Several of the crowd attempted to force their way past the sentinels, in consequence of which one of them was apprehended. By the timely interposition of the Police, order was promptly restored. An attempt to renew disturbance, was also made on the return of the band and relieved guard to the barracks. Several stones were thrown at the police, but they dispersed the disturbers. On passing the office of The Star Newspaper, one man threw a stone at the window, and was instantly taken.--Ibid.
Society for Draining Bogs.On Saturday, a most respectable meeting was held at the old stock exchange room, Commercial Buildings, Dublin, convened with a view of forming a joint-stock company for draining, cutting, and improving the bog-lands of Ireland.
Lord Cloncurry in the chair,His Lordship having adverted to the patriotic object of the meeting,
Mr. Brophy brought forward a number of parliamentary and other reports from government engineers, showing the practicability of converting to purposes of agriculture, the immense number of acres under bogs in Ireland. The object of the meeting was to form a company for the purpose of immediately making an experiment, as far as their means would permit. Rivers should be deepened, and drains cut through the bog adjacent to them. At the end of so short a period as seven years, those lands would be worth from 30s. to 35s. per acre. Where the experiment had been fairly tried it succeeded. He hoped the intended joint-stock company would have the sanction of parliament, without which little could be done. He proposed, therefore, that a joint-stock company be formed for the purpose he mentioned, also for reclaiming other waste lands, mountain lands, &c. The capital to be 500,000l.--2000 shares, at 25l. each; no share holder to have more than 20 shares; that a deposit of 1l. per share be made in three weeks, and that a committee of twenty-one be formed for the regulation of the business, &c.
It was agreed to petition parliament, and the meeting adjourned.--Farmer's Journal.
Trinity College, Dublin.At a commencement held in our University on Tuesday, the 2d March, the following degrees were conferred:--
Doctor of Divinity.--The Rev. John Torrens, Archdeacon of Dublin.
Doctors of Law.--The Rev. James William Forster, and Thomas Flinn.
Master of Arts.--George F. Burton. Rev. A. Adams, Rev. Wm. Jos. H. Le Fann, Thomas R. Shore, Rev. Abraham Jones, John Mayne, Rev. John R. Russell, Wm. Bruce Joy, James J. Callanan, Rev. Thomas Curtis, Rev. Lundy Foote, Rev. John Blair Chapman, Rev. Smyth Whitelaw Fox, James John Leahy, Rev. Henry Pretty Perry, Rev. Robert K. St. Lawrence, Alexander Dwyer, Rev. John Caldwell, Rev. Henry Wynne, Rev. Henry Rose, Rev. Charles Boyton, Rev. Edward Michael Stewart, and the Rev. Edward Croker, ad eundem from Oxford.
One hundred and eighty-two Gentlemen were admited to the degree of Bachelor of Arts.
The Vice-Chancellor's prizes were adjudged to Billett, Ould, Herbert, Hamilton, 6tus. Tatam and Lentaigne, jun.
The following obtained precedence in their class:--Vance, (who obtained the gold medal for Science,) and West, (that for Classics,) Savage, Purdon, Ould, Kingsmill, Gwynne, Coneys, M'Kane, Iles, Lyne, and Sleator.
By an advertisement in another column it will be seen that a most flagitious outrage was committed at La Vallee, the glebe of the Rev. Mr. Lawder, near this town, on the night of Thursday last, by the cutting and breaking down of nearly two hundred young trees, recently planted for the purpose of ornamenting that handsome residence. A person less deserving of such a foul and dastardly offence, there is not in the country, than this excellent and amiable gentleman. Since his coming into possession of his parish, he has spent his income in building and improvements, constantly employing a large number of labourers and workmen of different kinds, and diffusing among them all the benefits and blessings which his presence and his means enable him to do.--The outrage, it is suspected, was occasioned by his friendly interference in justification of a poor man in his neighbourhood, on whom a barbarous assault had some time since been committed, a circumstance, which it is hoped, will lead to the discovery of the perpetrators.
REWARD.Whereas, on the night of Thursday, the 18th instant, a great number of young Trees, the property of the Rev. Hume Lawder, were maliciously cut down on the Lands of La Vallee. Now we whose names are hereunto subscribed, holding in just abhorrence such flagitious and wiflul depredations, and determined, as we are, to visit with severity every infringement on the laws, do hereby offer the respective sums annexed to our names, to any person who may within twelve Calendar Months from the date hereof, prosecute to conviction the person or persons concerned in said Outrage.
£. s. d.
Earl of Enniskillen, 22 15 0
Marquess of Ely, 22 15 0
Lord Corry, ... 5 13 9
John Madden, ... 5 13 9
High Sheriff, ... 5 13 9
John Creighton, ... 5 13 9
John Hare, ... 5 0 0
John Armstrong, ... 5 0 0
James Denham, ... 5 0 0
Hamilton Irvine, ... 5 0 0
Richard Dane, ... 5 0 0
William Tennent, ... 5 0 0
Hugh Ovens, ... 10 0 0
Rev. James Ovens, ... 5 0 0
J.C. Bloomfield, ... 3 8 3
Edward Denny, ... 3 8 3
Edward Archdall, ... 3 8 3
George Speer, ... 3 8 3
Francis Hassard, ... 2 5 6
Andrew Nixon, ... 2 5 6
William Armstrong, ... 2 5 6
John Brien, ... 5 0 0
Rev. John Auchinleck, ... 2 5 6
Rev. James Auchinleck, ... 2 5 6
Rev. Edward Stack, ... 2 5 6
Sandy Trotter, ... 1 2 9
James Chittick, ... 1 0 0
P. Maguire, M.D., ... 1 2 9
Rev. Hume Lawder, ... 22 15 0
And for any private information which may lead to a discovery and prosecution to conviction, the sum of Twenty Pounds will be given, and secrecy (if necessary) observed strictly.
March 24, 1824.
Ribandmen.We (Belfast News Letter) yesterday received a letter from the neighbourhood of Toome respecting a procession of Ribandmen in that place, from which we make the following extract. The writer of the letter says he was an eye-witness of the transaction to which he alludes:--
"On Wednesday (Patrick's day) a party of Ribandmen, amounting to at least 1000, assembled at Toome, in the county of Antrim, when, after regaling themselves, they proceeded in regular marching order, with a drum and fife, each having a white handkerchief between them, for several miles through the country, and as they are at present continuing their march, I understand it is their intention to return to Toome in the evening, for the purpose of meeting a party of Ribandmen from the adjoining county (Derry). If some stop be not put to such meetings, it is really difficult to say what may be the consequences. Should any thing of moment occur in the course of the evening, you shall hear from me by the next post."
Atrocious Murder.--It is with feelings of which we should wholly fail to convey a just impression, that we have this day to record the assassination of Mr. John Marum, of Seskin, in this county, brother of the Roman Catholic Bishop of Ossory, on the evening of Tuesday last. The unfortunate gentleman was on his return home from his new home near Eirke, accompanied by his son, who was lately married to a niece of the Right Rev. Bishop, when he was waylaid within a quarter of a mile of his residence at Whitehall, on the Rathdowney road from Eirke, at about eight o'clock, by a party of eight men. On the approach of Mr. Marum and his son, a shot was fired at the latter by a fellow standing on the ditch, and took effect in the hinder part of the neck and under the ear, in which a considerable quantity of shot, little larger than mustard-seed size, was lodged. The horse on which he rode having taken fright at the discharge of the piece, became unmanageable, and, in galloping off, the rider lost his seat, but still kept firm hold of the stirrup, from which he was for a considerable time suspended, and ultimately regained the saddle. A more horrible fate, however, was reserved for his now defenceless father, on whom the armed murderers now rushed from their concealment. The eye of God alone beheld this scene of butchery; but the mutilated condition of the body, after death, presented dreadful evidence of what had passed. He appears to have received no less than five bayonet wounds, and his head was horribly shattered with stones. One of the stabs penetrated the heart, and life of course was utterly extinct when the friends of the deceased arrived at the spot.--We learn that Mr. Marum, who had been long obnoxious to the peasantry of the barony of Galmoy, and who, as our readers know, had frequently escaped attacks upon his house and person, was in the habit of concealing his intended route in going and returning from his farms--doubtless with a view to frustrate any concerted attempt upon his life--had, as usual, told his family and servants, on this occasion, that he should return by a different road from his farm near Eirke, to which there were two approaches; and one of his servants having observed some persons near the appointed scene of blood, and overheard an exclamation of surprise from one of them that he was not yet come up, lost not a moment in crossing to the road by which his master was expected to return, but in the interim Mr. Marum arrived at the fatal spot, and fell into the hands of the murderous wretches who had planned his destruction.--Kilkenny Moderator.
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