Ireland Old News
THE CONNAUGHT JOURNAL
Galway, Thursday, April 1, 1824
At two o'clock on Monday last, James Bridgeman underwent the awful sentence of the law at the drop in the front of the County Gaol, Limerick, for barbarous assassination of Richard Going, Esq., Chief Magistrate of Police, near Cappagh, in 1821. Previous to the unfortunate wretch leaving his cell, he acknowledged the justice of his sentence, and declared he was not only a participator in that murder, but was also present at four other murders in this County. On reaching the scaffold he appeared perfectly resigned, but his countenance betrayed strong emotions of fear.- After praying fervently for a few moments, the signal was given, the drop removed, and almost instantly was launched into eternity- he appeared to suffer little pain, and died without a struggle. The hand of Divine Providence in bringing this wretched criminal to an ignominous and just fate, was truly amplified, as he was three times in gaol under change of Mr. Going's murder, and was discharged without trial. It is singular that Bridgeman was married a few hours before his execution to a woman who co-habited with him
The Town Assizes terminated yesterday, without any capital convictions; and about 4 o'clock in the evening, Baron Pennefather left town.- Mr. Justice Burton still presides in the Criminal Court-nor is it likely that the county business will finish before to-morrow evening, as his Lordship has several persons yet to try. Up to four o'clock this evening, there were 56 persons tried and convicted in this county, and 28 acquitted; as yet we have to record no capital convictions.- The following are the lists of persons tried in the Town and County:
Thomas Barrett, for Robbery, to a large
amount, the property of Lachlin M'Lachlin, Esq. to be transported for the term
of seven years.
Mathias Murray, Sheep-stealing.
At a GENERAL MEETING convened by Public
Requisition, of the CATHOLICS of the CO and COUNTY of the TOWN of GALWAY, held
at the Parish Chapel of St. Nicholas, on Wednesday, the 31st of March, 1824.
| BOW-STREET - Thursday John
Neeman and P. M'Auliffe, two Irishmen, clad in the most wretched garments, were
brought up, charged with having been concerned in the murder of four men, at
Churchlands, in the county Limerick.- One night in the month of January, 1822, a
large mob of persons made an attack upon the Police Barracks, at Churchlands,
and having first shot the sentinel upon duty at the entrance, they got to the
interior of the barracks, and out of seventeen policemen who were there, they
killed three, and 8 others were left dangerously wounded. The prisoner M'Auliffe,
was known at the time to have been one of the principal leaders in the attack,
and Neeman, was also known as an active participator, but they both escaped. A
short time ago information was received at Dublin that they were to be found in
London, and Farrel & Mcartney, two of the Chief Officers of Police, were
sent over in quest of them. These Officers, with the assistance of Ruthven and
Bishop, of this establishment, apprehended the prisoners. M'Auliffe was found in
a miserable hole in Grafton-court, Marylebone, sleeping on the floor with nine
other men. Neeman was taken at a house in Cato-street. The men underwent a short
examination, and were removed into confinement until they can be conveyed to
Daring Highway Robbery- On Thursday evening, between the hours of 7 and 8 o'clock, as John Crosby, Esq., was on his way home form this city, and within 20 yards of his own house, near the draw-bridge, at the North Wall, he perceived four fellows, seemingly in conversation. On his approach, they knocked him down, and robbed him of a double-cased gold watch, and his hat, with which they made off. Mr. Crosby, on their leaving him, immediately pursued the villains, with one or two persons, who by this time came to his assistance. Finding themselves closely followed, they threw the hat inside the ditch, on the North Strand, and through cover of the darkness escaped with the watch. It is hoped the police will be on the alert in search of those desperadoes.--Dublin Paper
Thomas Doyle, Roman Catholic Clergyman, indicted for marrying James Kelly, a Protestant and Mary Dolan, a Papist, the parties not being first married by a Protestant Clergyman. The facts of the indictment being fully proved, the Traverser was ordered to pay a fine of 500l. to the King, and to be imprisoned till the fine be paid.
Walter Mahon, Esq., half-pay 51st Regiment, to Monimia, third daughter of the late Michael Davies, Esq. of Hampsted, County of Galway.
There are 168 for trial at Clonmel, of
whom 28 are for murder.
SURVEY OF IRELAND- The survey of Ireland is finally decided on. Major Colby is to have the direction, and to increase the rapidity of it, 20 soldiers who have left the Woolwich academy, and are waiting for commissions in the Ordnance corps, have been ordered on that service. By the 29th instant they are to be at Cardiff for further instructions in land surveying, under Mr. Dawson of the late corps of draftsmen, with whom they will remain about six weeks, and then proceed to Ireland. It is supposed they will be encamped during the progress of the survey.
CLARE CATHOLICS- A meeting of Roman Catholics was convened at Ennis on Monday, by the Roman Catholic Dean of Killaloe, by the Secretary of the Roman Catholic Association, by Daniel O'Connell, of Kilgory, and six other Gentlemen. Mr. O'Connell holds another meeting at Tralee and on the 5th of April, the most numerous meeting ever assembled on a similar occasion, is expected to be holden at Cork, where Mr. Coppinger, Mr. Sheil, Mr. O'Connell, &c. are expected to speak, and formally introduce into that district the Catholic Rent Question.
DROGHEDA CATHOLIC MEETING- A meeting of the Roman Catholic inhabitants of the town and county of Drogheda was held on Thursday last in the Parish Chapel of St. Peter, which, says the Drogheda Journal , (which gives an ample report of the proceedings,) "was one of the most numerous and respectable that ever took place." A variety of resolutions, and a petition to Parliament for the repeal of the laws affecting Catholics was agreed to.
THE CONNAUGHT JOURNAL
Galway, Monday, April 5, 1824
Trial of a Policeman for the Murder of William Myers.
Thomas Toole, a policeman, was
put to the bar, charged with the murder of William Myers, at Synone, beyond
Cashel, on the 5th of February last.
Michael Duggan, corporal 84th Regt. for violating a child under eight years of age, on Templemore, was put to the bar. This case, revolting to humanity and delicacy, was proved against the wretch. The capital charge was not sustained. He was found guilty on the minor count.
James Doheny, was indicted for the murder of John Carrol.- Acquitted.
QUEEN'S COUNTY ASSIZES
MARYSBOROUGH, March 25- John Kingsmill,
Robert Bolton, Robert Harvey, George Wulpole, James Hinks, and John Owen,
were indicted for the Wilful Murder of Richard M'Daniel, on the 12th of August
last, by inflicting on his person several bayonet and sword wounds, of which
wounds he afterward died.
Bridget M'Daniel sister of the
deceased, proved that she was in company with her brother, in the house of James
Fitzpatrick, of Ballinakill, on the 12th of August last; about the hour of 10 at
night the police entered the room where her brother was sitting and desired him
pay his reckoning and leave the house, which he said he would do as soon as the
company in the inner room would come out; the policeman said the deceased should
not wait for any person, and some of them seized him by the breast, upon which
deceased desired them not to drag him; one of the policemen struck him with a
gun; a number of policemen immediately rushed into the room from below stairs,
and every one of them struck her brother with one weapon or another; she saw one
of them draw his bayonet, and trust it into the body of the deceased.
The next trial excited very
considerable interest. It was the trial of Dr. Jacob, the physician to the gaol,
for assaulting James Greer, a sentinel, on his post in the gaol of Maryborough,
on the 9th of February last. He was further indicted for common assault.
FOR THE DEFENCE
On the 9th of February, witness desired
the sentinel at the gaol to admit the Doctor; he refused to admit him, and put
up his bayonet to keep him out; witness did not see the Doctor lay a hand on the
Captain Furlough examined by Mr. Wallace.
Witness had a conversation with the Doctor and the sentinel, in the course of which it was quite evident to him from what she said, that she wished to decline all interference, but she admitted that the Doctor had forced his sentinel off his post, and had driven him against the wall.
George Walpole, examined by Mr. Cassan.
Witness was outside the door of the Marshalsea on the 9th of February, when Dr. Jacob came to the goal; on the Doctor's approach the sentinel said to him, "Go in, here's the Dcotor!" some days after this he said to witness, that he would work for whoever paid him best, as he was not obliged to prosecute.
Cross examined by Mr. Wallace.
Witness is confined in the gaol, charged with a capital offence, and was stationed only within seven or eight yards of the outer door!!! On Mrs. Clarke's ordering Dr. Jacob to be admitted, the sentry passed him; when the sentry devised witness to go back, he did so; witness did not see the sentry do anything that was improper; it is only four days ago since he told Dr. Jacob what he knew of the transaction, though he had an opportunity of seeing him every day!
Robert Bolton, (another Policeman, capitally indicted) examined by Sir Jonas Green.
Witness saw the entire transaction between Dr. Jacob and the sentinel; he had not been well, and was waiting to see the Doctor; when the Doctor was approaching, sentry said to witness, "Here's the Doctor;" witness saw the sentry drag the Dr. out, but did not see the Doctor give a blow.
Cross-examined by Mr. Wallace.
Although witness had an opportunity of seeing Mr. W. every day, he only four days ago wrote to him concerning the transaction.
James Pilsworth examined by Mr. Cassan.
The night after the transaction, the
sentinel met witness and said to him, "The Doctor owes his life to you, for
only for you I would have put him to death;" witness never made any offer
of money to the sentinel, nor was he commissioned so to do; witness spoke to the
sentinel three or four times about it, but could not tell the exact import of
At West Ower, in this County, on the 4th instant, after a few days illness, in the 85th year of his age, Rev. Francis Mahon, Parish Priest of Killannin for upwards of 40 years. His dissolution will be a subject of deep regret to his family and friends, and his parishioners have to deplore a pious Divine, a humane Pastor, and a benevolent Man.
At Athlone, on the 1st of April, Frances wife of William Commins, Esq., (Deputy Inspector of Hospitals to the Forces) in the 59th year of her age, most highly esteemed for every amiable virtue that can adorn the female character.
Arrived, the brig Elbe, of and from New
York, Captain Wayman, with a cargo of flaxseed and staves to Anthony Lynch, Esq.
and John Moore, Esq. The former Captain (Hitch) was lost on the passage having
been swept overboard, during a heavy gale of wind on the 19th March.
TO BE LET
Containing about 52 Acres. The House and Offices are in
excellent repair and fit for the accommodation of a large Family. There is a
good Fruit and Vegetable GARDEN-distant from Gort 3 miles and 12 from Ennis.
COUNTY OF GALWAY,
The following LANDS, Part of the Estate
of Sir ROSS MAHON, Bart.:-
THE CONNAUGHT JOURNAL
Galway,Thursday, April 8, 1824
WILL OF LUKE WHITE, ESQ.
The remains of this Gentleman, one of
the Representatives for the county of Leitrim, who lately died at his house
Park-lane, have been conveyed to Dublin for interment. His property amounted to
30,000l. a year real estate, and 100,000l. in money and securities. This, which
remained after the enormous sum of 200,000l. expended upon election, he has
bequeathed by will as follows:
CLARE CATHOLIC MEETING
On Monday, the 29th ult., a most
numerous and respectable meeting of the Roman Catholics of the county Clare took
place. Daniel O'Connell, Esq. one of the delegates of 1793 was unanimously
called to the chair.- The business of the meeting commenced with an unanimous
vote of thanks to John M'Namara of Moher, Esq. Secretary to the Roman Catholics
of that country. Mr. M'Namara returned thanks in a strong and energetic speech,
avowing his determination to continued his exertions for emancipation.
Counsellor O'Gorman moved the next resolution for the formation of a Committee
to prepare a petition to both Houses of Parliament, for the repeal of the Penal
Laws still affecting Catholics. A more moderate, appropriate, and manly speech,
on this momentous occasion, could not be pronounced.- This resolution was
carried unanimously, as were several others. The greatest harmony prevailed
throughout, not the slightest shade of difference appearing to exist among this
numerous and respectable assemblage.
1st Regiment of Life
Guards-Cornet and Sub-lieutenant Thomas Millard to be lieutenant, by purchase,
vice Locke, promoted.
Lieutenant Charles Kelson, from the
half-pay 103d foot.
In Leinster-street, Dublin, of a
tedious and painful illness, which she bore with exemplary chrisitian
fortitude and resignation The Lady of John O'Neill, of Bonowan Castle, in the
County of Galway, Esq. Accountant-General of the Court of Exchequer - few
persons have ever possessed in so eminent a degree as this Lady all the virtues
which adorn the human character- she was a most excellent daughter, and
admirable wife, a doating mother, an affectionate relative, and a warm and
sincere friend-she was highly accomplished, and had an elegances of manners
which endeared her to all who knew her;- she was deeply religious, benevolent,
humane, kind and charitable, and it was impossible to behold her conduct in
every department of this life without loving and admiring her-it is unnecessary
to add, that her afflicted husband, her family, and relatives are inconsolable
at the loss of so admirable and incomparable a woman torn from them by the hand
of death, at a period of life when they had every reason to expect that she had
many years yet to come.
RECLAIMING THE BOGS OF IRELAND
Mr. Goulburn (or Goulhurn) has given notice that he will bring in a bill on this subject, and we believe that by this it has been read a first time. It will experience no opposition-in truth, it must be carried through with the concurrence of all parties. This is certainly a period of great improvement and enterprise, and let peace only continue for six years more, we entertain not the shadow of a doubt, that the most sanguine anticipations of the real and substantial patriots of Ireland will be realised.--D.E. Post
The Stock Market to-day has been upon the advance, and Consuls have been done at 95 1/2.- One cause of this rise is assigned to the numerous assents which have been made to-day at the Bank. The old Flour per Cont. Office has been one continual scene of bustle; and it is expected on Monday, that the business of this Office will be continued to a very late hour. Consols closed closed at 93 7/8 for the 9th April, and 95 7/8 for the May account.
DEATH OF LORD COLERAINE
Lord Coleraine (well known as Colonel Hanger) died quite suddenly at his house, in London, on Thursday morning. He was seized with a violent fit of sickness during breakfast, and expired almost instantly.
The Honorable Denis Arthur} Pursuant to
THE CONNAUGHT JOURNAL
Galway, Monday, April 12, 1824
A few days since, at the Grove, Tuam,
to the inexpressible regret of his family, relations and friends, Andrew Browne,
Esq. of Mounthazel, in the County Galway. This Gentleman endured a long and
protracted indisposition with resignation and fortitude, and his premature
dissolution is a subject of very general regret. We have seldom to record the
death of a more amiable or worthy individual, for in him were associated all
those christian virtues which endears a man to his family, and makes him
estimable in society.
A few minutes after nine, his Lordship,
Mr. Justice Vandeleur, entered the Court. The Galleries were crowded to excess.
The Rev. John Colthurst- Witness
is Curate of the parish of Maghera; lives thre; was in the streets about seven
in the evening of 12th June, the market day; at the house of a grocer named
Kennedy, witness saw a number of people; saw Madden and Armstrong, constables,
with a prisoner in custody, named Dillian; they were endeavouring to bring him
to the guard-house; a number of people were around them; the prisoner and one of
the constables fell; a man in the crowd said, no man should imprison Dillian;
witness went to Ensign Elliot, and brought him down; Elliot went to his
Corporal, and ordered him to bring down a file of men; the crowd was so great,
Witness did not see Dillian afterwards; there must have been at least 40 or 50
men around the Constables; the Soldiers came and Ensign Elliot ordered them to
fix bayonets; before their arrival there was a great deal of tumult and
disturbance at M'Cracken's house; Witness soon afterwards saw the Officer
disappear, and shortly after saw him all covered with blood; the multitude was
then increasing very much; the crowd receded, apparently horror-struck at seeing
Ensign Elliot covered with blood; while he was in the house, Witness heard a
person say "don't be daunted boys, it is blind cartridges they are
firing;" and another man shouted, "they have been keeping us down too
long;" another man exclaimed "remember Garvagh;" The Soldiers
fired after the Officer disappeared; when he came out, he took his party to Mr.
Fall's Inn; he ordered the m to make ready; Witness saw stones throwing,"
towards us, from us; one party was throwing stones at another, the one party was
at M'Cracken's and the other near the market-house; when the soldiers were at
M'Cracken's witness saw a party of 20 or 30 men with three for four sticks,
breaking M'Cracken's windows; the affray looked very desperate from where
witness was standing; lives were in danger, form the heavy stones thrown;
witness went to take a stick from a man, when a person come behind him and
struck him on the face; witness was cut very deeply, and bled; witness was
advising people not to go out in the riot.
James Kelly, William Kelly, and John Kelly, were executed at Killamo?y on Thursday, pursuant to their sentence on Tuesday, for the murder of Patrick Quinn. The wretched men died penitently, and confessed their guilt.-- Kilkenny Moderator.
We are perfectly correct in asserting, that a very foolish and illegal order had issued from the Excise, touching at the appointment of Catholics to places in the Revenue. The order did issue, but, we have reason to know, was only partially circulated, when the error of the Clerk was discovered, and means immediately taken to counteract the mischief, into which, no doubt, this person had been inadvertently betrayed. This we also stated on a former occasion. We refer to the subject for the present, for the purpose of laying before the public the revised order of the Board, indicating in a note those parts of it which have been omitted.
It will be the Surveyor's duty to see
the young man and examine the register of his baptism; his age must not be less
than twenty-one, nor more than thirty, [-(1)-] and if a married man, his
certificate will not be passed if he has more than two children; he must not be
encumbered with debts, nor have any [-2-] infirmities either in body or mind.
And the Surveyor must ascertain by regular trial, whether he understands the
four first rules of vulgar and decimal arithmetic, and what business or
profession (if any) he has been trained to; also, whether he is in all respects
a likely man to make a good officer; the whole of which must be stated in the
precise form of the accompanying certificate, as upon examination they shall be
found to be, and the Surveyor will be held strictly responsible for the truth of
every particular he certifies.
FORM OF THE CERTIFICATE FOR PUPILS.
These are to certify that C.D. born in
the parish of , in
collection, is a likely man to make a good officer, he is brisk and healthy, and
not encumbered with debts, is a single man, (or married man, has a wife
and child ,) aged years,
of a good family, sober life and conversation, well affected to the present
Government, [-4-] and hath been bred
a , and proposes for his
and , Gentlemen, both
of , in the
barony of , and humbly desires to be
instructed by , officer
RIOT AT MAGHERA
John Hogan, Pat Linn, Joseph Lennie,
Peter Dillon, Mathew Glass, James M'Clusky, Bernard O'Neil, Francis M'Laine,
Hugh M'Kenna, jun., Owen M'Shane, Hugh M'Kenna, sen. and Neil M'Laine, were
arraigned for riotiously assembling at Maghera on the 12th day of June last, and
then and there assaulting the house of Hugh MacCracken, &c.
SATURDAY, APRIL 3- The Court assembled
this morning at nine o'clock. After his Lordship had taken his seat.
STATE OF THE COUNTRY.
At the Cork Assizes a true Bill has been found against six men for being concerned in the murder of the Franks. At the same Assizes one man, out of four charged, was convicted for being concerned in the murder of John Orren, a Policeman. Five persons have been apprehended, charged with the murder of Mr. Marum, by Mr. Kelly, of he Constabulary, aided by Colonel Lindsay, of the 78th Highlanders. The Provincial Papers contain no news, upon which we should deem it necessary to offer any remark, or indeed to make extract.--Dublin Evening Post.
ANOTHER MAN SHOT BY THE POLICE!
We sincerely regret to have to state that melancholy occurrence took place on Sunday night at Lismorta, in the neighbourhood of Killenaule. A man of the name of Mathew Hoolahan, in endeavouring to escape from the Police, who were in search of him, was shot dead. The circumstances of the melancholy case are these:- Hoolahan, in consequence of having informations sworn against certain concerned in the burning of Skehan's house, had placed himself under the protection of F. Despart, Esq., the Magistrate before whom he lodged these informations. Afraid to come forward to prosecute, he made his escape before the last Assizes; since which period the Police have been in search of him. On Sunday night last, by the direction of Mr. Miller, the Police went to a farmer's house where Mr. Miller suspected Hoolahan was concealed. When they entered the House, in which there was no light, they inquired of the owner if there were any strangers within, and were informed that there was no stranger there.- Hearing some persons breathe near the door, one of the Police, the elder Talbot, directed his steps to the place, when he received a blow on the head, on which he cried out to his son, David Talbot, (another of the Police) to watch the door, as some person was escaping. The younger Talbot immediately came to the door, when he met the deceased with a slane in his hand, endeavouring to escape, and beat down every person that should oppose him. For some time David Talbot parried with his gun the thrusts made at him, but, unfortunately for the scuffle the gun accidently [sic] went off, and the assailant lost his life. On Monday morning, that very efficient and worthy Magistrate, N. Taylor, Esq. ordered an inquest to be held-the verdict returned was- "That the deceased came by his death in consequence of a shot fired by David Talbot, aided and assisted by the elder Talbot, and two of the Police." So satisfied are the Magistrates that attended the inquisition, of circumstances quite favourable to Talbot, who has been a very proper, quiet, well-conducted young man, that they have applied to Government for permission to bail him and the rest of the Police. It is rather curious that the prisoner, the younger Talbot, was the only evidence against himself; and that the other Policemen, and the inmates of the home, were ignorant of the facts of the case.--Clonmel Herald.
TO BE LET
Which are held by RICHARD MACALE, late
of Corendoo, Esq., deceased, viz:-
TO BE LET
That excellent DWELLING HOUSE, OFFICES,
and YARD, situate at the West. The House is in neat repair, and now in the
occupation of Alexander Hay, Esq.
TO BE SOLD- Two MAHOGANY BILLIARD TABLES-which will be disposed of on moderate terms. Apply to the Widow Fallon, Shop-street.
TO BE LET
They would make good Stop-Farms for
Ballinasloe, and are rich and excellent Winter Pasturage, from their great
shelter, sub-divided and well inclosed.
COUNTY OF GALWAY
Lessee of Archibald Taylor,}TO BE LET, for
PORTSMOUTH, APRIL 3.- The order which
was given for vessels bound to the Mediterranean not to wait for convoy has been
rescinded, and such are now directed to assemble at Falmouth for that
protection. It is presumed, therefore, that other unfavourable circumstances in
the affair with Algiers has since arisen.
THE CONNAUGHT JOURNAL
Galway, Thursday, April 15, 1824
In this case, which was partially heard
on Tuesday, Mr. Heald resumed his application to the Court. He had a petition
from the brothers of the lunatic, praying his Lordship to refer to the Master,
to inquire whether C. Taylor alias Reilly, alias Saumarez, is the wife of the
lunatic, and whether an action ought to be instituted in the Ecclesiastical
Courts to annul the marriage entered into between the lunatic and his lady-the
claims of the petition rested on the following facts as detailed in the
affidavits of several persons:- Charlotte Taylor, now Mrs. Saumarez, was alleged
to have been married some years ago to John Reilly, in the vicinity of the town
of Dundalk, county Louth, Ireland; the clergyman who solemnized the marriage was
the Rev. John Hamilton Stubb, acting at the time for the Rev. Mr. Thackery,
Protestant Minister of Dundalk; Reilly and his wife removed to England some time
after, and resided at Manchester, where the husband worked as a labourer; he
disappeared from Manchester, the affidavits did not state how, and has not been
since heard of or seen. The affidavits then went on to state that Charlotte
Reilly conducted hersel fas a person of light conduct and ill-fame in Manchester
after the disappearance of her husband and that she was actually residing in a
brothel at the time she was married to the lunatic; after a short residence with
the lunatic, she was apprehended on a charge of bigamy, set up against her by
the relatives of the lunatic, the present petitioners before the Court; the
trial took place at the Lancaster Assizes last summer, when she was acquitted,
in consequence of Mr. Justice Bayley's opinion that her first marriage, viz.
that with Reilly in Ireland, was not a valid marriage, inasmuch as it had been
solemnized, not in a church, but in a private house, in an uncanonical place and
house. The allegations then proceeded to prove that the female who married
Reilly in Ireland was the same who was subsequently married to the lunatic, and
the same who was tried for bigamy; her identity was proved by the concurrent
testimony of many. Having stated these facts to the Court, Mr. Heald urged that
the lady's marriage with the lunatic was illegal and ought to be of course
dissolved; it might be objected to him that, as the lady was acquitted of
bigamy, it followed that this last marriage was legal; but it was well known
that the learned and able Judge who presided at that trial, subsequently
declared that his opinion at the time was erroneous, and his direction to the
Jury consequently incorrect. It may also be said that it was not unusual to
refer such an inquiry as that prayed by the petitioners to the Master; but this
objection was also invalid, as there was a precedent in point in the care of
Smith. On the grounds of the facts alleged in the affidavit, he trusted the
Court would direct such inquiry and suit in the Ecclesiastical Courts to be
instituted, as the petition prayed.
We understand that the temperate, yet firm Petition, adopted by the Catholics of the County, County of the Town, and Town of Galway, is still lying for signatures at Mr. John Ireland's, High-street.- All those who feel concerned for the advancement of the Great Cause of Emancipation-who are anxious to regain their long alienated privileges-who may be desirous of participating in the blessings of the boasted Constitution, are requested to declare themselves, by subscribing their names to it as speedily as possible. No time is to be lost. Petitions from other places are almost ready for presentation-and Catholic Galway must not lag behind. Much remains to be done. As the Petition is common to Town and County, it must probably be sent to more central parts of the latter, to afford a facility to County Gentlemen subscribing to it. The Towns' People should , therefore, come forward at once-the County will join heart and hand, and with very moderate exertion their united prayer will go forth to the Legislature, most numerously and respectably signed.
NEW PARISH CHAPEL
A Sermon will be delivered by the Rev. Warden Ffrench, to-morrow, at the Parish Chapel-the Collection on the occasion will be for the improvement of the Chapel-The Public have frequently before heard the Very Rev. Gentleman display his powerful ???? on Good Friday; and we are glad he has once again adopted the same subject. We are satisfied no Divine in the Kingdom could be more happy or more impressive on the occasion.
The Rev. Mr. Kirwan will, on Monday next, deliver a Sermon at the above Chapel, when a Collection will be made which will be appropriated to the liquidating the arrear of debt incurred in erecting a Monument to the memory of the ever to be lamented Rev. Nicholas A. Clayton. We are satisfied that the Public will be liberal on the occasion, and that they will cheerfully contribute in paying any mark of respect to the memory of the deceased.
WHEREAS my Wife, Anne M'Namara,
otherwise Coyle, has absconded from me without any just cause, & taking
every opportunity of wrongfully injuring my character, I do hereby Caution the
Public from giving her any Credit on my account, as I will not pay any Debt she
THE CONNAUGHT JOURNAL
Galway, Monday, April 19, 1824
TO THE PUBLIC
Whereas I have read with surprise a
Notice from my husband, PATRICK M'NAMARA, addressed to the Public,
"cautioning them against giving me any credit on his account,"
inasmuch as (he states) I left his house without any provocation I have only to
say, that there was no immediate danger of my putting the generosity of the
public or his credit to the test-that he did so for the purpose of satisfying
his own malice is evident. And as to my leaving his house without provocation, I
did so in consequence of the bad treatment I experienced from him and returned
to my father's house for the further safety of my life, and through no other
motives or inducements whatever.
COUNTY OF GALWAY
Fattening and Meadow Land within three miles of the Town of Gort,
and 14 of the town of Ennis- The House, Offices, Garden, Orchard, and 62 acres
at present held by Henry Lahiff, Esq. About 100 acres held by Captain Lahiff,
and the remainder by Bernard Butler, Esq.
TO BE LET
Will let the MILL he now holds at
Newtownsmith, for any term that may be agreed on; as also the DWELLING HOUSE he
occupies of said place. The MILL has been of late repaired, and is in perfect
order, with all its Machinery New.
NOVEL CONVICTION- On Thursday, the 30th ult., Thomas Skinner, of Newtownmountkennedy, blacksmith, was convicted before John C. Lees, Esq., a Magistrate of the County Wicklow and fined a sum of £10 for exercising the trade of a blacksmith in the town of Rathdrum, he not having a license from the Magistrates to do so, agreeably to the form of the statute. This statute is called the Arms Act, and was passed in the 47th, George III, Sec. 2, chap 45, sects 9 and 10, and continued by subsequent acts during the present reign.
THE CONNAUGHT JOURNAL
Galway, Thursday, April 22, 1824
CLONMEL, April 17- On Tuesday night, shortly after a party of the Mortlestown Police has arrived at the house of Walter Skehan, of Coolagh, (where they were stationed at night for Skehan's protection since his house was burned by incendiaries) they were alarmed by the barking of dogs, and on going out to ascertain the cause, perceived a house on fire, not 200 yards distant- it was entirely consumed. This was one of the houses which Skehan had not possession of with the lands of Coolbawn. On hearing of the outrage, Richard Millett, Esq., a very active Magistrate, proceeded to the ???, and with the Police, made every exertion to apprehend the perpetrators-but, we are sorry to say, without success.-Clonmel Herald.
LIMERICK, APRIL 17- At three o'clock this day, William and Michael Crotty, brothers, for burglary in the house of James Egan, of Croagh; and John Carmody; for attacking the habitation of Launcelot Sands, at Morgans, in this county, and taking therefrom arms and money, were hanged in front of the county gaol. They all acknowledged the justice of their sentence.
This morning at six o'clock, the King's Messenger, who left Dublin at half-past three yesterday afternoon, arrived here with a respite for Thomas Sullivan, who was reprieved to this day, for attempting to murder Mr. Nagle. If the King's Messenger had not arrived, the execution would not take place, as the Sheriff received a communication yesterday from Mr. Sergeant Lefroy, at Charlesville, commuting the sentence to transportation for life-accordingly, Sullivan was removed from the condemned cell, and had his irons all struck off.
On Monday night last, an armed party of men attacked a farm-house, on the lands of Ballyegan, near Shanagolden, the property of Mr. Nicholas Meade, of Newcastle, and on part of the estate of the Earl of Clare. Immediately on entering the house they fired a short, after which, two of them, one of them armed with a musket and the other with a pistol, commenced beating a confidential man of Mr. Meades's named Hanrahan, who was a stranger and only a few days living in the house, broke some of his ribs, knocked out his eye with the musket, and told him and his wife that if they did not go back to their own country the next day, to prepare their coffins, which they were thus forced to comply with and left the country on Thursday.
On Saturday last, Mr. Timothy Cronin, of Ross, near Drumcolloher, when in the act of preventing potatoes being removed from his lands, previous to his securing the ?ert, was struck with a spade in the back of the head, by a man named Sheehan, who has absconded. Little hopes are entertained of his recovery.
A similar attack was made on Mr. D. Kelly, of Farahy, who received a cut in the head, by a blow of a shovel.
On Wednesday night the Police, stationed at Pallis-kenry, arrested Bryan Bourke, charged with having on the night of Thursday, the 3d instant, fired at Jacob Shouldice, whilst sitting in his own house, at Mellon, in this county.
A man named Connell, was killed in the neighbourhood of Turbid, county Kerry, on Saturday evening last, in a quarrel, originating in his attempting to walk across another person's field.- Two men are in custody for this outrage.
We regret to have occasion to notice another highway robbery committed in the immediate neighbourhood of this town, on the Armagh road, attended with circumstances of a very atrocious character.- On Friday night last, as Mr. A. Ledlie and his servant were returning from the fair of Market-hill, about half-past nine o'clock, they were attacked within a quarter of a mile of Newry by three for four men-one of whom on coming up discharged a pistol at Mr. Ledlie, happily without effect. Mr. Ledlie was then dragged from his horse, knocked down, and dreadfully beaten. Mr. Ledlie's servant was also knocked down and received a great deal of abuse. While these ruffians were engaged in their nefarious works a man named Clarke approached, on which they fled, leaving the objects of their sanguinary ferocity weltering in their blood.--Newry Paper.
ATTACK ON THE CORK MAIL COACH- The Cork, by Cashel, down Coach, was attacked at a place called Grange Turnpike Gate, which was shut against the passage of the Coach, and but a shore distance from the town of Cashel. The Coachmen and Guard were fired at, and both were severely wounded.- The robbers succeeded in carrying off the Mail and the arms; they killed two of the horses on the spot, and not content with this outrage, they attacked the up Coach, which reached this City at half-past five o'clock yesterday evening. The Guard, however, having spiritedly returned the fire, the villains thought right to desist from further violence.
Thursday last, Timothy Brusnahan,
Patrick M'Auliff, and Thomas Lillis, for the burning of Churchtown barracks, and
the murder of Hugh Colligan, were executed at Cork. They did not address the
people; but Brusnahan, who declared his innocence so strongly after conviction,
made an unreserved communication of his guilt. M'Auliff did the like, qualifying
it by saying, that having been wounded early in the attack, he was not present
when the death of the Policeman took place. As to Lillis, for whom so strong an
alibi case was made out, he admitted having been actively concerned in the
disturbances, but would neither admit nor deny that he was at the burning of
BIRTHS EXTRAORDINARY- On Tuesday
morning, near Bandon, the wife of a gardener named Daniel Cremen, of four sons!
One of them died immediately after his birth-the other three are in good health.
Their mother (who is naturally delicate) is in a very weak state, but hopes are
entertained of her recovery.
Thomas Robinson, Esq. eldest son of A.
Ramsay Robinson, Esq. of Kensington, to Frederica, only daughter of the late Sir
George Brathwaite Boughton, Bart. of Police Court, Herefordshire. This was the
elopement from Brussels which had made so much noise. The lady has 80,000l.
to her fortune.
At his father's house, at Banff, on the 3d
instant, James Robinson, Esq., late Lieutenant-Colonel of the 91st foot.
Having surrendered some of his Farms, will Sell-
500 SHEEP BY AUCTION
In Lots on FRIDAY, the 30th day of APRIL instant, at his Park at
Mount-pleasant, near Loughrea, close to the field wherein "the Ploughing
Match" will take place.
}By virtue of his
John Batchelor, Esq. }Pursuant to the Decree of
COUNTY OF GALWAY
The quality of which is so well known that
they deserve the notice of respectable Farmers who intend finishing their Stock
With twenty-five Acres of choice Meadow Land, well subdivided, and convenient to Turf and Water; situate within four miles of Athenry, twelve of Ballinasloe, and eight of Loughrea.
Also the House and Offices of
With from fifty to one-hundred Acres of good Land, well
subdivided, situate within twelve miles of Ballinasloe, twelve of Tuam, and
twelve of Loughrea.
Particularly well suited to carry PASSENGERS, having superior
DINNER TO MESSRS. O'CONNELL AND SHEIL
Mr. Kirwan moved that a Public Dinner
should be given to Mr. O'Connell and Mr. Sheil for their splendid and useful
exertions in the Catholic cause, in which Protestant and such other Gentlemen,
as choose, should have the privilege of attending.
EDUCATION OF THE POOR
Mr. CONWAY read communications of which the following are the most material passages:
CLONACILTY, CO CORK
A letter from the Rev. David Walsh was read, containing a return of a female school of that town, drawn up by Miss Catherine Donovan, whose superintendence and direction has so materially contributed to the success of the school. The Rev. correspondent vouched for the correctness of the return. The school was established, by subscription, in the year 1819, for the education of the female poor. They are taught plain and useful works, suitable to their humble sphere of life, and also reading and writing. The schools are divided into two departments, one for reading and writing, and the other for muslin and plain work, spinning and knitting, and both contain 120 girls. The school is attended by the Parish Priest and a society of ladies, who are most zealous in the performance of their daily duties. The rent of the schoolhouse is 13l. 13s. and 12l. to the mistress. The books read in the school are Reeve's History of the Bible, the Imitation of Christ, Thomas a Kempis, Doctor Englands Think Well On't, Fleury's Historical and poor Man's Catechism, Butler's Catechism, Spelling Book, Catholic Education, Principles of Roman Catholics. The funds of the school are derived from subscriptions, to which the Most Rev. D. Coppinger, and Doctor Crotty, of Maynooth, have frequently contributed. In the year of distress and famine, 20l. was received from the London Benevolent Commission, and 20 spinning-wheels from the Spinning Association. The profits of the work are applied towards clothing the most deserving. The Parish Priest attends every weeks, and explains several passages in the Scriptures, in English and Irish, and particular portions of the Bible with note and commentaries read by all the pupils; and the report stated, the children would quote or write the scriptures generally as accurately as Mr. North himself.
Lancasterian school contains, the
present year, 3,101 boys.
Two free schools, male and female,
capable of containing 400 pupils-have at present 300.
The Rev. Mr. Spratt's letter stated,
that there were two free schools in which the children receive a moral and a
religious education, and receive no assistance from the Kildare-street
ST. MARY'S AND ST. PETER'S PARISHES,
The Rev. Mr. Stafford's letter stated,
that there were two male and female schools in which 580 children received a
religious and useful education.
A letter was received from Mr.Wise, of Ross, stating that at a small fair, held at Gremnafedy, in the county Kilkenny, near Waterford, in a short time 14l. was collected by penny subscriptions.
It was agreed that the notes of
Gentlemen taken in short-hand, during the party trials upon the North West
Circuit, should, together with a summary from the several Newspaper reports of
trials on that Circuit, be printed in pamphlets.
A letter was read, suggesting to the
Burial Committee that most of the country chapel yards are capacious enough for
burial grounds, and that all that is required is to have them consecrated.
THE CONNAUGHT JOURNAL
Galway, Thursday, April 29, 1824
In Ennis, on Friday evening, aged 31,
after a most tedious and painful illness, Frances, wife of Nicholas Purcell
O'Gorman, Esq. Her loss has plunged the entire family, of which she at once
constituted the pride and ornament, in the deepest affliction.
TO BE LET
TOGETHER with the twenty-three acres of
good Tillage, Meadow and Fattening Land, with sufficient Turbary very convenient
to same; the Land well watered and enclaved. The above Lodge is within 4 miles
of Gort, and 9 of Loughrea, and situated in the best Sporting Country in this
County, with a large Tract of Mountain, well worth the notice of any Sporting
Gentleman-as in further comment, the Lands will prove what is stated.
COUNTY OF GALWAY,
ABOUT 400 Acres, and now let in
Divisions, as follows:-
TO BE LET
THE LAND is of Excellent Quality for
Pasture or Tillage--Proposals will be received by Walter Butler, Esq, Cregg; or
Walter Butler, jun., Esq, Seamount, near Gort.
3d Regiment of Dragoon Guards-Surgeon
Sam. Peacocke, M.D. from the 79th Foot, to be Surgeon, vice William Marsden, who
retires upon half-pay.
Staff Surgeon Alexander Kindell from
half-pay to be Surgeon to the Forces vice Dr. Thomas Browne, who retires upon
Cork, April 20.
While the congregation were assembled at the chapel of Glanmire on Sunday, a man named Roche, a farmer, who lives in the neighbourhood, was called out and told that a child of his had been nearly killed by a boy employed in his service. He immediately proceeded home, accompanied by several others, and on arriving there found that the story was true. The boy, it appeared, had made an attempt to kill one of his lambs, and being discovered by the child, who said he would tell his father, he plunged the knife he had for the purpose in the child's throat, and immediately fled, and has not since been discovered, although the most active search has been made. Every necessary surgical care had been taken of the child by Dr. Ellis, of Glanmire, but little hope is entertained of his recovery.
On the night of Wednesday last, a house was maliciously burned on the property of Coppinger M'Mahon, Esq. of Lockanasbane, in the barony of Clonderlaw. The reason surmised is, the old tenants being rejected for non-payment of rent.
A meeting of Magistrates will be held
at Naas this day, when it is expected the Duke of Leinster will take the Chair,
for the purpose of adopting rules and regulations for the conduct of the police,
who have been deriving some considerable fees levied on poor persons keeping
pigs and cows on the road.
LIMERICK, April 21-On Sunday morning
the body of a farmer, named Oakley, was found on the road, about two miles from
Nenagh, with several marks of violence. He left Nenagh on the night before, in
company with two others, who are supposed to have perpetrated the murder; one of
them has been apprehended, and committed to gaol, and the other has fled from
justice. An Inquest was holding on the body in Nenagh, on Monday and Tuesday,
the termination of which has not yet been received. The unfortunate man's skull
was frightfully disfigured from the blow of some heavy instrument.
We have, from time to time, been pleased with this gentleman's execution on the Organ of the Parish Chapel. There is a brilliancy in his style of playing, and a beautiful pathos in his singing, which will ensure him, from a discriminating Public, that need of applause which talents like his cannot fail to excite. On the whole, we congratulate the Clergy of Galway on this acquisition to their Chapel; but we would suggest in the mean time the absolute necessity of erecting an Organ Loft, according to a plan long since considered- for at present the instrument is badly situated for effect, and the Performers, in our minds, must labour under many disadvantages. We understand that Mr. Toban intends to give lessons on the Piano-forte, Singing, &c. and do, therefore, earnestly recommend him to the consideration of the Public.
We frequently had occasion to perform
the painful and melancholy duty of recording the deaths of many valuable members
of society; but in no instance have we felt such unfeigned regret as in
announcing the dissolution of the amiable and accomplished Mrs. Persse, wife of
Burton Persse, jun. Esq, and daughter of Colonel Eyre, of Eyrecourt-castle,
which took place on Tuesday evening the 27th instant, at the seat of her
husband, at Persse lodge, in the County of Galway. The premature and unexpected
death of this interesting and lovely woman, after a few days indisposition, is a
subject of universal regret to the wide and extended circle of her
acquaintances, but more particularly to a fond and tender husband.- She has left
a young and interesting offspring to lament the death of a kind and indulgent
parent. To her Tenantry (to whom she dispensed every comfort) she is a subject
of deep regret. In this Lady were associated all those virtues which eminently
endeared her to all who had the pleasure of her acquaintance. We could dwell
considerably longer on this painful subject, but all we could say would render
but imperfect justice to her merits and her worth.
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