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THE CONNAUGHT JOURNAL
Galway, Thursday, December 2, 1824
STATEMENT OF DISEASE IN GALWAY
The most prevalent maladies in this
town and neighbourhood for the last year, are stated from the following
Report of Dr. O'MALEY, whose practical intercourse with them through the
medium of the Dispensary, affords him an unlimited facility of offering the
most correct observations:
DISCOVERY OF THE NOTES ROBBED from the TULLAMORE POSTBOY.
A person named Bernard Sheridan, of rather suspicious appearance, was taken up a few days ago in Loughrea by Serjeant Telford, of he Police, stationed there, who immediately took him to this Town; but suspecting that he might have been concerned in the above robbery, discovered the home in which his wife resided, at the West Suburbs, and there found on her person upwards of 500l. in notes, the numbers of which exactly correspond with those given in the notice of reward. Great praise is due to the above active Officer, through whose agency we are persuaded more of the notes taken will yet be had.
This morning, in High-street, Samuel Ruxton, Esq., Attorney- a gentleman extremely regretted by his friends and acquaintance.
MURDER NEAR NEWRY - On Saturday morning last, the body of a young man named Thomas Doyle, aged 17 years of age, was found lying on the Dublin road, about a mile and a half from this town. An adjourned inquest was held Sunday before S. Reid, Esq., Coroner; when the body was examined by Surgeon Browne, and then slugs extracted from the head of the deceased. Several witnesses were examined but nothing was elicited from them calculated to lead to the discovery of the perpetrators of this foul deed. It simply appeared in evidence that the deceased had been sent by his employers, Messrs. Anderson and Greers, with two led horses to assist the Mail Coach over the hills, between this town and Dundalk.- The substance of the verdict was, that the deceased was killed by some person or persons unknown.-- Newry Paper.
An inoffensive man, named Andrew Falls, was waylaid and beaten, returning from the fair of Trillick, on the evening of the 14th instant, and on Monday se'nnight, as Gerald Noble, a respectable man in the vicinity of Lisbellaw, was returning home from the butter market in this town, he was attacked and beaten in the most barbarous manner. This savage act is supposed to have occasioned the beating of the persons in their houses, between this town and Lisbellaw, stated in our last.-- Enniskillen Paper.
It will be found by the Resolutions this evening, that this great desideratum has, at length, been placed on a permanent footing. The subscriptions, (the list of which is given,) promise fairly to render this institution a source of great and permanent advantage to the morals of the rising generation, and, indeed, to society in general. To the excellent individuals who have originated this institution, words can be of little consequence; but the anticipation of good that must flow from it is calculated to create in their breasts sensations of an enviable description, far superior to the praises of men.
AT a MEETING of LADIES, held at
the MAGDALEN ASYLUM, on WEDNESDAY, NOV. 24, 1824, to consider the best means for
the Support and Management of the Institution, it was resolved that said Asylum
be forthwith Opened for Poor Penitent Females, and that an Association of Ladies
be now formed, by whose zeal and exertions, as well as contribution, the
Establishment may be rendered successful and permanent.- This Association to be
named "THE ST. MAGDALEN SOCIETY."
James H. Burke, Esq. £5.0.0
Mrs. Lynch, Lombard-street 3.0.0
The Secretary takes this opportunity of acknowledging the receipt of the Subscriptions of the Ladies and Gentlemen of Dublin, who have patronized the Institution and to apologise for not having done so last Spring when the money was received.
THE CONNAUGHT JOURNAL
Galway, Monday, December 6, 1824
WE, the undersigned Inhabitants of the Town of Galway, request a General Meeting of the Non-Tribes, at the hour of One o'Clock, at Connelly's Great Rooms, Eyre's square, on Wednesday next, to take into consideration the best mode of freeing themselves from the odious and degrading system so long and so unjustly exercised by Persons, calling themselves "The Galway Families" in the exclusive Election of Wardens and Vicars.:
John Burke Francis
BIRTH- At Moy-Abbey, King's County, the Lady of H.M. Mathews, Esq., of a daughter.
TO BE LET
ABOUT Two Hundred and Eighty-two Acres
part of the Lands of CARNMORE, either in the whole or in separate Divisions.
Encouragement will be given to solvent Tenants for Improvements.
SAID LANDS are preserved since May last
and are extremely good for Sheep and Black Cattle; also well Watered and
TO BE SOLD BY AUCTION
In the Matter of } AT the COUNTY HALL, in
THE CONNAUGHT JOURNAL
Galway, Monday, December 6, 1824
MAGHERA, CO. DERRY , Nov. 22 - On the 12th alt., as Doctor M'Collough, alte of his Majesty's 8th foot, had retired to bed, Mrs. M'Collough discovered that some flax on a table was on fire, when she called out to the Doctor, who lost no time in getting up; and, in consequence of his great exertions in saving his wife and children from the devouring flames, he was burned in a most shocking manner, which confined him to bed upwards of five weeks, with little hopes of recovery. The fire was so rapid at the house, wearing apparel, furniture, &c. were consumed almost in an instant, although the inhabitants, together with Captain Burgess and his party, rendered every assistance without effect. Two of the children had a most miraculous escape, as several attempts were made, in the front part of the house, to save them, but all in vain. However, a brother of the Doctor said, he would bring them out dead or alive, or perish himself in the attempt. He ran to the rear, and entered through a small window and succeeded in rescuing them from an untimely end. One of the children's arms was severely burned. Much credit and praise is due to the Rev. James Spencer Knox, son to the Lord Bishop of Derry, who stepped forward at the time when this dire catastrophe took place to comfort and relieve this distressed family.
TRALEE, DEC. 1 - A melancholy case
of poison occurred on Saturday last. A man employed to poison rats at
Oak-park, the seat of John Bateman, Esq., incautiously left behind him a
cake made up for this purpose. A young woman named Ellen Moriarty, who lived
at the Rock, in this town, and who received occasional employment at
Oak-park, observing the cake, asked, and obtained permission of the maid
servant to take it away; having returned home, and baked the cake, she ate
some portion of it, and in two minutes after was taken violently ill. She
remained in dreadful tortures for six or seven hours, when she expired, at
the infirmary, whither she had been conveyed. The cake was composed of
flour, sugar and arsenic.
MULLINGAR, DEC. 3 - A few days ago, the house of Mr. Andrew Wilder, of Oldtown, in this County, was entered by two men in Mr. Wilder's absence, who compelled the servant girl to go with them through the house while they searched for fire-arms; they succeeded in finding Mr. Wilder's fowling-piece which they carried off. Several men were apprehended on the following day by the police constables, on suspicion, and brought before W.D. Meares, Esq., Magistrate. On the following Sunday, we are informed, the gun was restored to its right owner, thru the intelligence of the Priest of the Parish.
Sunday night, a barbarous and cruel murder was committed at Bilboa, in the barony of Coonagh, in this county. About 10 o'clock that night, a party of men consisting of 10 or 12 armed with scythes, pitchforks, and swords, attacked and broke into the house of a farmer named Daniel Connell, who, with his brother, had taken 88 acres of land, on Lord Stradbrooke's estate in that neighbourhood, of which the former tenants were dispossessed in March last. After they had got into the house, in which were Daniel Connell and his brother and sister, Michael and Honora, and some female relations, they attacked them all indiscriminately with the murderous weapons they carried and gave the elder brother, Daniel, so severe a beating or rather a backing, that almost immediately death was the consequence- his brains were beaten out and his nose cut off. The other brother, their sister, and one of their relatives, were cut in a shocking manner, and were received yesterday into the County Infirmary, where every attention continues to be paid them. The name of the woman who was beaten is Bridget Connell.- An inquest was held on the body of the murdered man yesterday, at which Surgeon Franklin, jun. of the County police, attended, when a verdict of "Wilful Murder" was returned, against several persons who are known. Mr. Dames, of the barony in which the murder was committed, has been unremitting in his exertions to discover the lawless perpetrators of this outrage, and has apprehended three persons, named Ryan, from Newport, the former occupiers of the farm one of whom was identified, as belonging to the party, " by the surviving brother, on Monday. There is every reason to hope that the monsters who committed this disgraceful outrage will be brought to condign punishment. It may not be irrelevant to state, that the land on which this outrage was committed, is that from which so many families were ejected in April last, and turned out on the road-side, to which we alluded to at the time.-- Limerick Paper.
Last week, two men in the employ of Edmond O'Meagher, Esq., of Marlhill, and another in that of R. Phillips, Esq. were visited by parties of Rockites and menaced with death if they did not give up their farms and situations.
The drying-house belonging to Mr. Burke's woollen factory, at Miltown, was accidentally set on fire yesterday morning, and totally consumed together with about 50 stone of wool.-- Dublin E. Post.
We have authority to state that law proceedings have been taken against the Rev. John Galbraith, Rector of Killereran, by the Rev. William Jennings, P.P. for defamation of character.-- Dublin Paper.
The Association met to-day at half
past two o'clock immediately after this hour the room became crowded. Many
Protestant Gentlemen were present.
MARRIAGES BY ROMAN CATHOLIC CLERGY
On Tuesday last, two females of the name of Loudon, together with John Kyle, William Quigley and Frederick O'Kane were committed by the Magistrates at Petty Sessions, held at Newtown-Limivady, for refusing, on being duly summoned for the purpose to give evidence of an illegal marriage, celebrated by a Roman Catholic Priest, between Kyle and Quigley, who are Roman Catholics, and the two Loudons, who are Protestant Dissenters. The act under which the parties were committed is highly penal, and makes it not only a capital felony in the Priest, who marries Catholics and Protestants, but also empowers the Magistrates to commit, for three years, any of the parties present who refuse to be examined, or give evidence as to the offence having been committed. The above parties peremptorily refused to be examined, and the Magistrates had no alternative but to exercise the power vested in them by the statute. The parties, however, have since seen their error, and submitted to be examined. As soon as they intimated their intention, his Worship the Mayor, and Sir G. Hill, attended at the gaol, and took their examinations, and having entered into recognizance to prosecute, as required by the statute, they were immediately discharged. We approve highly of the decision with which the Magistrates acted in this matter, as it is become a common practice in that neighbourhood for Priests to celebrate marriages of this kind, whereby the peace of many families have been destroyed. The Parish Priest, whose Curate performed the above ceremony, having been lately implicated in a like offence, pleaded ignorance of the law, expressed his contrition, and gave a written undertaking not to err in future. We trust the Magistrates will follow up the present prosecution, so as to prevent a recurrence of this most nefarious system, which is calculated to sow dissensions among families, and sap the very foundation of Protestantism. If it be not put a stop to, the Maynooth practitioners will leave little for the Protestant Clergymen to do in the way of marriages; the fee exacted for these clandestine marriages is 1l. from each couple, at least such was paid in the two late instances. It may be useful to state that any Roman Catholic Priest convicted of the offense is, by the 33d Geo. III, subject to a fine of 500l. to his Majesty- the statute making it a capital offence,is, however, not repealed.
THE CONNAUGHT JOURNAL
Galway, Thursday, December 16, 1824
TEN POUNDS REWARD,
FOR the Apprehension of THOMAS CONNOLLY, late Master of the Sloop Dunmore, of the Port of Galway, against whom there are Informations for Scuttling, and Sinking, and Disposing of part of her Cargo.
THOMAS CONNOLLY is about 5 feet 6
inches, aged about 25 years, slender made, dark featured; wore a blue body
coat, with gilt buttons, blue coarse trowsers, black silk handkerchief and a
A poor man, named William Croghan had just erected a cabin at Ballinserney, which he intended to remove with his family, but on appearing on Thursday morning, he discovered that it was levelled to the earth. This poor fellow had formerly been in the Royal Navy and was discharged at the last peace.
In the year 1816, the Duke of
Devonshire, the present noble proprietor of the ancient Castle of Lismore,
in the County of Waterford, gave directions, that that venerable edifice
should be repaired and restored to its pristine state and splendour. In
pursuance of his Grace's command, workmen were employed on the building;
and, on taking down a wall that had been built in the place of a door;
[can't read line] they discovered an Ancient Manuscript Book,
beautifully written in the Irish Character and Language, on vellum of the
largest size. Some parts of the beginning and latter end of the book were
entirely decayed. There are also some leaves wanting in different places in
the middle; and , in some other places, the mice have eaten away a part of
the upper margin, which leaves a few lines defective on some of the pages.
The folios of the book were originally numbered with Arabic figures. The
last folio, now legible, is marked 293, which would, if the book were
perfect, be equal to 473 pages. The number of the pages now remaining are
| The Lord Chancellor has
been pleased to appoint John Shea Lawlor, Esq, a Magistrate for the County of
A number of masons, quarry men and labourers, have been hired in Limerick for the Canal works, now carrying on between Gloucester and Berkley- they left Limerick on Wednesday last.
Thursday, about twelve o'clock, an
air-gun or cane, was discharged at the dining-room window, of the house No. 14,
Digges-street, three doors from French-street, Dublin, by which a pane of glass
was perforated in the same manner as if by a pistol shot. It appeared to have
been charged with a hard paper pellet, which was found in the room, and it was
very near hitting a lady, Mrs. Codd, who was sitting at the fire; and from the
peculiar force with which it passed through the glass, there can be no doubt of
its being capable of inflicting a serious wound on the face, on on any part
unprotected by clothes. This cowardly attempt must have been made from a window,
as no person was passing at the time it occurred, and the direction of the paper
bail was horizontal.- There is here ,and indeed in almost every civilized
country, a strict prohibition respecting air-guns or similar contrivances-
nothing being more fatally united for secret assassination. Yet air-canes, which
are equally dangerous as guns on that principle, are openly sold in our shops!
The police have, no doubt, the power of seizing all such prohibited arms, and
punishing the possessors and it were well that they directed their attention to
THE CONNAUGHT JOURNAL
Galway, Monday, December 20, 1824
BOARD AND LODGING
BOARD and LODGING can be had of Mrs.
O'Shaughnessy, Cross-street. Terms will be found Moderate.
In acknowledging the
Subscriptions received for the last month, the Committee of the Mendicity
Association cannot but advert with peculiar satisfaction to that of the
Weavers working for the Halls of this Town, but they beg to assure their
generous supporters, who have thus out of their poverty, "cast in
their mile," as well as to the Inhabitants of the Town in
general, that their liberal subscriptions must be given in vain; and
notwithstanding all the exertions of the Committee, the Lazy, Idle and
dissolute imposter will be seen begging through the streets until they
resolve sternly to refuse all relief in the streets or at their doors. As
the Committee please themselves to relieve every care of genuine distress,
it must be apparent that of the Mendicants they now meet, ninety-nine in a
hundred are imposters; and they appeal to the good sense of their fellow
townsmen, whether it be not real charity to refuse them.
TEN POUNDS REWARD
For the Apprehension of THOMAS CONNOLLY, late Master of the Sloop Dunmore, of the Port of Galway, against whom there are Informations for Scuttling, and sinking and Dispersing of part of her Cargo.
THOMAS CONNOLLY is about 5 feet 8
inches, age about 35 years, slender made, dark featured; wore a blue
body-coat, with gilt buttons, blue coarse trowsers, black silk handkerchief
and a glazed hat.
MR. KEARNS'S ACADEMY
AT and EXAMINATION held in Mr. KEARNS'S School, on the 16th, 17th and 18th Instant, the following YOUNG GENTLEMEN distinguished themselves in their respective Classes:
Homer, 1st Class- Burke (Nicholas),
Blake (Pat); 2d, ditto, Moore.
AT a Public Examination held at Mr. Folan's School, Shop-street, on the 17th and 18th inst., the following young Gentlemen received Premiums in their respective Classes, viz.-
Those marked thus (*) cut for Premiums.
THE CONNAUGHT JOURNAL
Galway, Thursday, December 23, 1824
A few days since, in
Dublin, James Martin, Esq., eldest son of Robert Martin of Ross, Esq., in
the Co. Galway, to Miss Higginbotham, only daughter of ________
Higginbotham, Esq. in the City of Dublin.
At his seat, Castle-Lambert, on
Saturday last, M. Lambert, Esq., a Gentleman the whole tenor of whose life
and conduct endears him to his highly remarkable Friends, and has rendered
his death a subject of deep regret.
TO THE EDITOR
Curiosity induced me to ride westward of this Town some twelve days since,
as well to enjoy the picturesque scenery which presents itself between
this and Clifden, even in the rudest season of the year, as to inform
myself, by personal observation, of the correctness of those reports which
are in circulation, respecting the growing prosperity of what may be
called a new Colony. It was rather unfortunate the Proprietor was absent
from what I could learn, in regard to the pleasure he at all times evinces
to afford every information that may be required, of in this power to
give, to an enquiring stranger. But with respect to the accommodations
which is to be found there, and at which is called the Half-way House, I
had no reason to complain, and as I was totally unacquainted, it cost me
less time to ascertain that which I wanted to learn. Candour calls on me
to say, I was not disappointed. Certainly, this part of the Country
affords numerous local advantages, and I shall not be surprised, nay, I am
confident, that ere many years it will become a place of considerable
commerce. What has kept it so long in the background, save its being in
the background- and the most abominable state of the road leading to it,
after you pass Oughterard, I am yet to learn- the latter, however, most
decidedly and most materially operates against it, for it is literally
impossible that any vehicle can pass over it, carrying five hundred
weight. How, then, are goods to be conveyed there for sale from the
Capital of the County, forty miles distant? The Shopkeepers told me, most
commonly by boat, which may at this season of the year arrive forty days
after shipment; for myself I thank my stars, I returned safe, and that
when I had to alight (which was pretty frequent), I had on my
seven-leagued boots. Among other matters, I heard from poor people passing
along the road, that three Gentlemen of the Grand Jury frequently passed,
who, from constant habit, thought nothing of it, and that one of them,
forsooth, was a Contractor to keep them in repair, and drew large sums
annually for that purpose from the County. I observed, too, a new line of
road running direct through the Country on a flat. Ho, ho, said I, this
will be an improvement- this surely is some doings of the Nimmonians? No,
faith, was I answered, that was more of the yarn, for the devil's a
halfperth could be seen of what them lads intended to do, for they made it
a prudent rule, in all their great and little undertakings, never to
finish any thing they begun. No, the County paid the amount of that
contract to one of the three great men long ago; and although I perceived
a mere trifle would make a portion of same comfortable for many miles, and
on the worst part of the road too - the stone being ready cut for bridges-
nevertheless, there is no sign of an intention to fulfill the
contract, pro tante. The Gentleman I now advert to, people say, is
canvassing the representation of that County; but, before he comes out
again to solicit suffrages, I would, by all means, recommend him to stop
the slough at his own door.
We record in our Journal of the 12th alt, the committal to our county gaol, by Richard Norman, Esq., of Thomas Watts (late servant to Mr. Hawley, of Guadaloupe Lodge near Melton Mawbray) for felony. He was charged on the oath of Anne Bussey, late also a servant of Mr. Hawley, with having entered her bedroom about three o'clock in the morning of the 29th October last, and attempting her life by cutting her throat with a knife; she further stated, that immediately after perpetrating the act he ran away; when she went to her master's room and informed him of this circumstance, he proceeded to the man's chamber and found him apparently asleep, and a fellow servant in a bed adjoining. Upon the wound being examined by a surgeon, he pronounced that her life was not in danger. The woman bearing a very indifferent character, great trouble was taken by the worthy Magistrate in order to elucidate the truth, and the prisoner was remanded several times; but as she strictly adhered to her first statement, upon oath, there was no other alternative, and he was accordingly committed to trial at the ensuing Assizes. Ever since his confinement the girl has been much depressed in her mind, and stung, it is supposed, with remorse of conscience, in having placed the life of a fellow-servant in such imminent danger, she confessed on Friday last to the parish officers of Little Dalby, that she had taken a false oath, and that the whole was a fabrication of her own; that she had committed the act with her own hand out of revenge, she being pregnant by the prisoner, who refused to marry her. This abandoned woman the same day actually went over to Melton to the same Magistrate, for the express purpose (if it could be done) of swearing to the truth of such confession. It is understood that the poor fellow will be obliged to remain immured in prison until the next general gaol delivery.-- Leicester Journal.
We can state with certainty that Gen. Darling has been appointed to the Government of New South Wales; and that Major Goulbourn has been removed from the office of Secretary to the German Government.-- Morning Chronicle.
MAJOR-GENERAL JOHN ROWLEY - The late Major-General John Rowley entered the service on the 28th of June, 1786, as second Lieutenant in the Royal Artillery, and was appointed on the 23d of August, 1787, second Lieutenant in the corps of Royal Engineers. He was advanced on the 2d of May, 1792, to Lieutenancy in the same corps, and was promoted to a company on the 18th of June, 1796, and to a Lieutenant-Colonecy, on the 1st of July, 1806. He was appointed on the 4th of June, 1814, Brevet-Colonel, was promoted, on the 20th December, 1814, to a Colonecy, and on the 19th of July, 1821, was raised to the rank of Major-General.
The Pawnbrokers of the metropolis are required to send in returns to Government of the name and address of such individuals as should redeem from pledge, any description of fire arms. They are likewise ordered to send in a list of the fire arms they have actually in their possession.
THE CONNAUGHT JOURNAL
Galway, Monday, December 27, 1824
LIMERICK, DEC. 24 - The haggard of a farmer named William Hayes, residing at Ballyscanlan, barony of Upper Connelloe, in this County, was set fire to on Monday night by some malicious incendiaries, and all the hay and oats contained therein consumed. The perpetrators have not been discovered, although the Police made every search.
Robbery of Arms- Queen's Co.- On Friday night, seven or eight men armed, with their faces blackened broke into the house of M.R. Burnet, of Fishertown, by the rere, and forced the servants into the front parlour where Mr. and Mrs. Burnet were, in which they shut them all up, and proceeded upstairs to his bed chamber, where they took one musket, two cases of pistols, two swords, and a powder horn; and after reaching another room where his grandson lay asleep, without waking him they departed, without suffering any violence, demanding, or taking of any other article whatsoever. It is much to be regretted that such an outrage should commence in this hitherto peaceable County.
On Wednesday last, about two o'clock in the afternoon, whilst a Gentleman was receiving rents in the house of Mr. D. Brody, of Mount-Shannon, in the County of Galway, a number of people entered the room where the Gentleman was sitting, with the apparent intention of speaking business when one of the party contrived to take away a valuable musket the property of the owner of the house. Nothing more strongly proving the existence of a regular combination amongst the Peasantry that this transaction; the numerous family of Mr. Brody being all in the house, some of whom must have detected the robber, had he not been carefully sheltered from observation by his associates.
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