Ireland Old News
THE CONNAUGHT JOURNAL
Galway, Monday, March 1, 1824
STATE OF THE COUNTY
This great County enjoys at present the most uninterrupted tranquility. The calendar for trial at the next General Assizes is very light, and does not appear marked with any peculiarity as to enormity. Persons for trial, charged with Murder, 4; Rapes, 6; Abduction, 1; Bigamy, 2; Horse-stealing, 5; Cow, ditto, 9; Sheep ditto, 14; Robbery, 8; Minor Offences, 50; Total, 99, up to March.
BETWEEN ORANMORE AND GALWAY, A BLACK
POCKET-BOOK, containing Bills and Notes to a valuable amount. Any Person
returning it to Mr. William Ryan, Oranmore, will be thankfully rewarded.
2d Regiment of Dragoons, Charles
Norman, gentleman, to be cornet, by purchase, vice Markham, promoted in the 9th
Major-General Sir Frederick Adam, K.C.B. to have the local rank of Lieutenant-General in the Ionian Islands.
Brevet Major William George Moore, of the 1st or grenadier foot guards, to be deputy quartermaster-general to the forces serving in the Windward and Leeward Islands (with the rank of lieutenant-col. in the army,) vice Popham, deceased.
Assistant Staff-surgeon David
M'Louhglin, M.D. from half-pay, to be assistant-surgeon to the forces, vice
Henry Clifford, who exchanges.
TO BE LET
Lately occupied by PETER WARD, Esq. a
Good Garden and 14 Acres.
THE CONNAUGHT JOURNAL
Galway, Monday, March 8, 1824
|COUNTY LIMERICK COURT
FEBRUARY 25- Mr. Blackburne, attended by the Acting Assistant Barrister and
several Magistrates, entered the Court at 11 o'clock.
Sixteen persons were tried- one of whom only was convicted.
FEBRUARY 26- Three persons were acquitted.
James Fitzgerald, absent at Kellebeg, in this County, on the 26th January
The prisoner, it was proved, was absent from his home on the above night,
and at the critical time when the houses of person named Welsh and Croneberry,
residing in his neighbourhood, was attacked and robbed of arms. Other
circumstances also appeared during the trial very strong against the prisoner
and these, added to a very indifferent character, induced the Magistrates to
convict him. He as sentenced to seven years' transportation; and the business of
the Court was concluded after the disposal of this case.
THE MINING COMPANY
THE CONNAUGHT JOURNAL
Galway, Thursday, March 11, 1824
|TO BE LET
WITH IMMEDIATE POSSESSION
THE HOUSE and OFFICES, (save the Coach-House,) the GARDEN and small FIELD
at the rere, lately occupied by Mr. D. Dunlevy, containing about two acres and a
half, in the Town of Oranmore. The front of the residence occupied by Mr.
Dunlevy will be Let in LOTS for building upon. Long Leases, with such depth for
Gardens, and such encouragement for builders as shall be agreed upon.
TO BE LET ALSO,
From the 25th of March Instant,
For Grass Farms, those parts of the Lands of
Called Bushfield, Big-Wren, and the Bog, lately reclaimed and drained, and last
Season planted with Rape.
Two Hundred and Fifty Acres of the Lands of
Lately enclosed, and now in the possession of Mr. FitzGerald;- as also, another
part hereof, containing about Fifty Acres, called READ'S PARK.
The Parks in Currane,
In the Possession of Patrick Turk.
Proposals (post paid) to be received by the Right Honorable James
Fitz-Gerald, Dublin, and John Egan, Esq., Tuam.
March 11, 1824.
HOUSE AND FARM
TO BE LET
From the first Day of MAY next, for such Term as may be agreed upon, the Lands
As formerly held by the late Mr. Robert Thomas, and now in the possession
of Samuel Porter, Esq., together with the Lands of AUGHOLOSE, adjoining,
containing in the whole about 100 Acres situate within a mile and a half of
Tuam, on the Post Road, from thence to Dunmore.
Written Porposals (post paid) to be received by Mr. Francis Mylet, Tuam; or
Mat Kearny, Galway.
ALSO, THE FARM OF
Containing Forty four-and-a-half Acres, with a Small COTTAGE-This would be a
desirable Residence, having Eight Acres of Meadow-Turbary and Water at the door.
March 11, 1824.
We hereby give Notice that we have surrendered ourselves to Thomas
Redington, of Ryehill, Esq. one of his Majesty's Justices of the Peace for the
County of Galway and are now confined in the County Gaol of Galway for the
alleged charge of the Murder of the late JOHN BURKE, of Tyaquin, Parish and
Union of Athenry, and County of Galway, on the 17th of August last, and we
further give Notice, that we intend to abide our trials at the ensuing Assizes
of Galway, for the alleged charge of Murder of the aforesaid John Burke, wherein
all persons concerned are requested to attend and prosecute if any they can.-
Dated and given under our hands at the County Gaol of Galway, this 8th day of
To his Majesty's Attorney-General of Ireland and to all others whom it may
WE hereby give Notice that we have surrendered ourselves to the High
Sheriff of the County of Galway, and are confined in the body of the County Gaol
for the alleged charge of the murder of the late EDMOND BERMINGHAM, of
Springfield, in the Parish of Kiloran, Barony of Longford, and County of Galway,
on the 7th of September last and we further give Notice, that we intend to abide
our Trials at the ensuing Assizes of Galway, for the said alleged charge of
Murder of the aforesaid Edmond Bermingham, wherein all Persons concerned are
required to attend and Prosecute, if any they can- Dated and given under our
hands at the Gaol of Galway, this 11th day of September, 1824.
To his Majesty's Attorney-General of Ireland and to all others to whom it may
THE CONNAUGHT JOURNAL
Galway, Monday, March 15, 1824
One of the alleged murderers of the late Major Going will
be tried at the
THE CONNAUGHT JOURNAL
Galway, Thursday, March 18, 1824
ST. PATRICK'S DAY
THE CONNAUGHT JOURNAL
Galway, Monday, March 22, 1824
TRIAL OF A POLICEMAN FOR MURDER
On the third day of the Assizes of Trim, Geo. Nugent, a Police Constable,
was indicted for he willful murder of Christopher Ledwidge, on the 27th of
October last, by discharging at him a carbine loaded with gunpowder and a leaden
bullet, in consequence of which, the said C. Ledwidge, instantly died. The
prisoner, who is a young man, was arrested in a police uniform, and had a mild
and respectable appearance.
Mr. Riky, the Clerk of the Crown, having read the indictment at full length
to the prisoner, called on him to plead. He pleaded Not Guilty.
The panel, which was of great length, was handed into the Clerk of the
Crown, signed by the Under Sheriff. No less than 30 Gentlemen were challenged by
the Attorney assisting the prosecution, Mr. Ford. This necessarily occupied much
time. About 12 o'clock the prisoner was given in charge to the Jury.
Mr. Henry Kemmis, K.C., stated the case for the prosecution, as it would he
said, in evidence before the Jury. Witnesses were then produced.
William Killcast, sworn and examined by the RECORDER.- Witness said he knew
C. Ledwidge, who is now dead; saw him dead on the 27th of October last; he was
shot on the lands of Haberstown, which is in the county of Meath, on that day;
witness identifies prisoner to be the man who shot Ledwidge; witness was on the
lands of Harberstown, which is in the county of Meath, on that day; witness
identifies prisoner to be the man who shot Ledwidge; witness was on the lands of
Jamestown, which is separated from Haberstown by a ditch. This was about 11, or
between 12 and 1 o'clock; witness was digging potatoes with Patrick Brady, and
saw deceased going towards Mr. Waller's lands, running in a moderate trot; when
he first saw Ledwidge, he also saw the prisoner running along the ridge. The
prisoner leaped across the ditch, and presented his piece at the man (deceased)
who was running; Patrick Brady asked witness "was the Policeman going to shoot
the man?" Witness replied, "he is putting himself in a fair posture for it."
Heard the shot fired and saw the man fall; prisoner was five or six and twenty
perches from the deceased when he fired; witness knew the prisoner before he wa
a Constable at Athboy; did not hear him say anything before he fired the shot;
prisoner continued the chace after the shot was so fired; he screwed on his
bayonet, and re-charged his piece; when the Policeman was gone, witness went up
and took Ledwidge in his arm; his brains were coming out of his right temple
every time he would endeavour to breathe.
Cross-examined by Mr. Wallace
Witness lives in Jamestown, about one hundred perches from where he was
digging the potatoes. Knew John Dowd; he was not in the next house; he lives
next that spot; Dowd had a family living with him; Dowd was charged with a
felony- Witness has only one wife; she is now at home; was not married before;
knows Catherine Harvey; cohabited with her; his wife came back and he turned off
Catherine; Dowd was charged with stealing clothes belonging to Catherine Harvey;
his wife was not charged with having these clothes; cannot answer for any one
but himself; his wife went to see her friends-cannot tell how far the prisoner
was from his home-save the information he is now giving to Mr. White, the
evening of the day the deceased was killed; did not recollect at first swearing
that the prisoner presented his piece a second time; Mr. White asked him if he
recollected anything else; did not go to Mr. White and tell him he had more to
swear, but when Mr. White spoke to him a second time, he then recollected the
presenting of the piece a second time-had a conversation with the neighbours
between his first and second time of seeing Mr. White-on his oath he will tell
the Jury he saw the prisoner load his piece a second time-Ledwidge was walking
leisurely when the shot was fired; prisoner was running in a cross direction to
get before him, but cannot say they would have met if they had gone on; cannot
say how many minutes he saw the prisoner before he fired; prisoner had to leap a
ditch; his wife is at home; has not Catherine Harvey here; did not mention to
any of the neighbours that he saw the prisoner present a second time, but he did
to Mr. White- when the prisoner was pursued into Athboy, the serjeant's wife
took the piece from Hoy and saw her the wife priming out of it, and give it to
the sentry. This was in the hall of the ??on at Athboy. After the death happened
he lost sight of the prisoner- did not know the police were going to give up the
prisoner to the next Magistrate.
Patrick Brady examined by Mr. Arabin
We knew the deceased, Christopher Ledwidge; he is dead; saw him last alive
on the Monday before Hollan?ide day; saw him running along a double ditch, and
a Policeman after him; he crossed the drain at Harberstown; the deceased
slackened coming near the hill; the Policeman put himself in a posture of
shooting; when the shot was fired, saw the man fall; the Policeman loaded his
piece again; cannot identify the prisoner; pointed out to Mr. White the spot
where the deceased was shot; and the spot from which the policeman fired.
Cross-examined by Mr. Walker.
Witness admitted that when he first came on the ??ble he could speak
English; learned it very soon, however; cannot tell how far Dowd's house is from
where they were digging potatoes; after the shot had been fired, the policeman
ran towards Ledwidge,and appeared as if he lost him; he loaded again, when
beyond the place where the deceased was lying.
John Hoy examined by Mr. Kemmis
Was convenient to his own House in Jamestown, when he saw the deceased
going to where he was killed; Ledwidge wsa in Harberstown, running one time and
walking another; saw a man in Police dress, running from Jamestown to
Harberstown; the Policeman was running as if to catch the deceased; witness
thought he was in pursuit of one Dowd; as there was a warrant against him; did
not know it was Ledwidge he was pursuing; did not see the Policeman fire, but
saw the man fall; there was ditch and a gripe between the policeman and the
deceased; he was on the off side from the policeman; it was near a quarter of an
hour before witness went up to deceased; he was then working for death; the
policeman pursued on after the deceased fell.
The witness was not cross-examined.
Thomas Smith White, Justice of the Peace, examined by the Recorder.
Witness arrested the prisoner; asked him if he was the man who fired the
shot; he replies he was, and that he was going to give himself up to Mr.
Cross-examined by Mr. Wallace
Does not mean to say the Police were evading arrest; heard they had a
warrant to arrest a man by the name of Dowd; saw the police within 30 or 40
perches of Athboy; put them under arrest; his first impression was that all the
police were concerned; saw Killcast the day deceased was killed; went to where
he was and directed any person that knew any thing of the matter to follow him;
took the information leisurely; Killcast, on the following day said he had
something to add to his information, and that witness had made a mistake,
witness read the informations to Killcast; he said all was right; but he forgot
to mention that the policeman took him, and put up his piece and fired
deliberately; saw the piece and examined it; it was not loaded, but had been
removed before he so examined it to the barracks; directed Morgan, the
policeman, to bring him back the piece; he did so, and he inquired of him if it
was in the same state as when it was taken from prisoner; he replied it was;
prisoner, when he heard that the man was shot, was not the man he had the
warrant against, he almost fainted; never saw a man more affected; Brady, in his
information, did not see he saw the policeman load after he had fired.
Here the case for the prosecution closed, and the prisoner was called upon
for his defense.
A warrant which was admitted by the Crown Solicitor "under the hand and
seal of John W. Charleton, Esq., a Justice of the Peace for the Co. of Meath,
dated the 2d of October last, directed to Captain Henderson, and all and every
the Constables of the County of Meath, reciting that an information had been
made upon oath of Catherine Harvey, of Jamestown, widow, that on Friday the 26th
of September last, one John Dowd, of Jamestown, forcibly and feloniously did
take from her a bundle of clothes, amounting in value to 4l.8s.71/2d. and
commanding the said Constables to take the said John Dowd."
Henry Nixon sworn and examined.- Witness was along with the prisoner and
others of the party that went to arrest John Dowd, under the warrant for a
felony; Catherine Harvey, accompanied them to point out Dowd's house, as he
escaped before from the Navan Police, the prisoner went in the direction of the
Green Hills, to prevent any escape; witness, with another Policeman, went to
Dowd's house, the remainder took other directions. Witness was not with Nugent
when the shot was fired, nor was any of the Police; when the shot fired, they
returned to their barracks; the carbine was examined; it had been taken with
others from the room where the inquiry was going on, to the barracks; it could
not have been loaded; it was not loaded.
Thomas Hoy examined- Is a Policeman; was in the room when the examination
took place;-Nugent was resting on his carbine, when, by the order of Mr. White,
he was stripped of his arms; on his oath there did not any Serjeant's wife, or
any woman, take the piece, and throw the priming out; prisoner did not know the
Captain John Battersby examined by Mr. Cruise- The prisoner was in his
corps; he was man of humane and excellent good character; in consequence of
which he recommended him to the Police.
William Blaney Wade, Esq. gave the prisoner a similar character.
The Lord Chief Baron summed up the evidence, and laid down the law, as it
applied to the case; and the Jury having retired for some time, returned a
verdict, finding the prisoner Guilty of Manslaughter.
On the following day, the Chief Baron announced the sentence of the Court
in a most feeling and impressive manner, and adjudged that the prisoner should
be burned in the hand, and confined in his Majesty's gaol of Trim for 12 months.
TRIAL OF GEORGE WEIR, A POLICEMAN, FOR THE MURDER OF JOHN SMITH.
MONDAY- MARCH 15, 1824
The King at the prosecution of Patrick Harney Masterson and others against
This case excited a very intense interest at Cavan among all classes of
people. This was not to be wondered at. The Partisans of Weir, and they were
many, thought it monstrous that a man in office, however low, or however
criminal, should be charged with any dereliction of duty by anyone one of the
mere People. Accordingly they talked very fondly of the character of the man
accused- of his ardent loyalty and unmitigated devotion to the reigning Faction
of the town-they hinted, darkly, at certain conspiracies to sear away the lives
of all the loyal Police, and declared how unfortunate it was that Weir was the
first of the Body these Indendiaries happened to meet with after the commission
of the act, which they affected to deplore, inasmuch as the Perpetrator had fled
the Country, and they knew him well. They forgot, however, that his very
admission on their part was in some sort a proof that they knew a great deal
more about the matter then any body else.- The moderate and respectable in Cavan
appeared also to be deeply anxious as the toe the result of the day's
proceedings. They were all agreed as to the murder-they all admitted it was a
foul one-they knew that it originated from that hostile and intolerant party
spirit which almost all of the little great men in the Town and County are so
anxious to preserve in full force. Here they saw at once cause and effect, and
when the latter appeared at once so disastrous and melancholy, it was not to be
wondered that they wished to see the perpetrators of such mischief punished to
the full extent of his crime.
Notwithstanding the wetness of the morning, the Court was thronged at an
early hour with eager and impatient spectators. The doors were opened at half
past eight o'clock, and at nine the galleries and space under the table was
completely filled. The Gentlemen of the Bar and Press were readily admitted; but
all those whom idleness or the gratification of an anxious curiosity had led
thither, were disappointed in their efforts to gain entrance.
At ten minutes past nine, George Weir was put to the Bar; and on being
asked whether he was ready for his trial, Mr. Armstong, his Agent, replied in
the affirmative. Weir is a man below the middle size, and rather meanly
dressed. He appeared very anxious and agitated, bit his lips frequently, and
betrayed the most intense emotion, by the frequent rolling of his eyes, to and
fro, without steadily fixing them on any object.
At twenty minutes past nine o'clock the Crier made Proclamation, when the
Panel was called over, and at length the Jury were impanelled.
An interchange of lists of Witnesses then took place, by mutual consent.
The Prisoner was now given in charge to the Jury. He was indicted for that
not having the fear of God before his eyes, but being moved by the instigation
of the Devil, he, on the night of the 24th of February last, in the fifth year
of his present Majesty's reign, did feloniously kill one John Smith, by
inflicting a bayonet wound in the left side of his head, of which wound he died.
After the Evidence on both sides having been closed, The Learned Judge then
entered upon addressing the Jury, stating, that the present case was one of the
most singularly barbarous, cold-blooded, and unprovoked murders which had ever
come before him- and singular to account how the Prisoner at the Bar, possessing
as he did, so exemplary a character, should, without any visible reason, or even
any excitement of the passions, deliberately and coolly embrue his hands in the
blood of his fellow man. His Lordship felt it extremely hard to reconcile the
commission of so cold-blooded an atrocity., in the absence of all evidence as to
any previous ill-will existing between the parties, and in such cases, character
must have a considerable influence with the Jury, where doubt and improbability
existed, that the prisoner charged with the crime was at all guilty.
His Lordship then went over the evidence and the charge concluded at ten
minutes before seven. The mail however being about to leave Cavan before the
Jury had retired, our Reporter was unable to furnish us with the result.
ACQUITTAL OF THE PRISONER
Cavan, Ten o'Clock, Monday Night.
The Prisoner has been acquitted. I have not a moment to write more
THE CONNAUGHT JOURNAL
Galway, Thursday, March 25, 1824
|STATE OF THE COUNTRY
KILKENNY, MARCH 20- Little did we (Leinster Journal) imagine, when we
penned the article for our last in reprobation of the protection afforded to an
armed ruffian and an avowed murderer in Galmoy, that a horrible assassination
would be perpetrated in that ill-fated barony before the paragraph was printed
off at Press. The gentlemen to whose melancholy fate we allude, was a Roman
Catholic, and his murder affords a singular illustration of the principles of
Whiteboyism. He dared to extend his possessions in spite of that system of
numerous threatenings, and of several attempts on his life; but the immediate
cause of his assassination is said to have been his having lately taken some
land, formerly held, for more than a century, by a Protestant family, whose
present representative, we are told, is an Orangeman! Will any recreant Irishman
hereafter libel his country by saying that the misguided & infatuated wretches
who hare bringing so much misery into the families and such odium on their
native land, are actuated by a planned proscription of Protestants? No, no; the
murderer regards no religion; and the Rock system, illegal and ferocious as it
is, is perfectly impartial in the distribution of its horrors. The following is
an extract of a letter from Galmoy:
"Galmoy, March 18, 1824.
"About seven o'clock on the evening of Tuesday last, as John Marum, of
Mount Stepford, Esq., accompanied by his son Edmond, (whose marriage you so
lately noticed,) was returning by the Eirke road, from a house he had lately
built at Rathpatrick, to their dwelling at Whiteswall, in this barony, he was,
within half a mile of the latter place, waylaid and fired upon by a party of
ruffians, who were concealed behind a hedge , at a sand-pit. The son, being
nearest the ditch, received most of the charge (which was snipe-shot,) on the
side of his face and head. His horse immediately ran off, by which means, most
probably, his life was saved. He, however, lost his seat on the saddle, and hung
by the stirrup-leather, until he came to a cabin, when he extricated himself,
and went into it for protection. On the shot being fired, the father's horse, it
is supposed, plunged and threw him, or that he was knocked off by the blow of a
stone, on which the sanguinary villains leapt the ditch, and most barbarously
murdered him. He received five desperate bayonet wounds for the region of his
heart, one cut in the back of the neck, and his scull was literally broken to
pieces. Two or three grains of the shot from the blunderbuss were also lodged in
his shoulder. He had not been abroad after sunset before, for several years, nor
during the same period, until that day, had he travelled without pistols.
"On leaving the new house, Mr. Marum directed his servant boy to go to
Whiteswall before him, to announce that they were coming home.- The boy having
observed some persons suspiciously assembled near the road, doubled his speed
towards home, and having arrived there, obtained his master's pistols, and
returned with them, hoping to meet them; but, unfortunately, Mr. M. and his son
had taken another road, although Mr. M. had told his servant he would go home by
that road which the boy had retraced in the hope of meeting his master.
"On the night of the murder, the Police searched several homes in the
immediate neighbourhood of the fatal spot, and in the cabin of a man named
Delany got a blunderbuss, which appeared to have been recently discharged, and
which was broken across the butt end, just at the guard. It answers the
description given by young Mr. Marum, who distinctly saw the piece leveled by
which he was wounded. In another house they apprehended a man named Keeffe, with
whom was found a threatening notice, which he attempted to swallow, but one of
the Police very opportunely gave him a punch in the back with the but end of his
piece, which knocked the paper out of the fellow's mouth. He is at present in
"A few nights since two other most inflammatory threatening notices were
posted on the doors of two houses in this barony.
" On Monday night a home near this town; on the Spa-hill, was maliciously
burned to the ground, and the unfortunate inmates only escaped destruction
through the clemency of one of the incendiaries.
"Unfortunately we have no Magistrates in this turbulent barony, and as for
our well paid and wonderfully efficient Police Magistrate, we have very seldom
the benefit of his presence. An inquest was held yesterday. It was adjourned to
this day, so that I am not able to send you the result.
"The inquest was adjourned to yesterday at John's-town. Several rather
suspicious characters have been arrested by the police; but we have not learned
that the atrocious deed of blood has been brought home to any of them. Under the
skillful attention of Dr.Purcell, of this city, who reached Whiteswall at five
o'clock on the morning of the 17th, Mr. E. Marum, we are happy to say, is in a
fair way of recovery.
"Since writing the above, we have obtained a copy of the verdict. After a
close ...of two days, the Jury, which was highly respectable, returned "wilful
murder against persons unknown."--Leinster Journal.
We are deeply grieved to have to state that another murder was perpetrated
in this county on the same day, and in an adjoining barony. No correspondent has
furnished us with the particulars of this melancholy case, but we learn that
Edwd. Long, a process server, residing in Caligh, went out on that day to
distrain under a decree for tithes obtained nine months ago against a farmer
named Delany, since deceased. He seized some cattle belonging to deceased's son,
but was set upon by a mob who rescued the cattle, compelled him to swallow his
decrees, and bet him so unmercifully, that though he was able to crawl into
Kilmanagh, he expired the next (ie. Thursday) morning.--Idem.
"Captain Barry of the Iverk police sent into the county gaol, yesterday
afternoon, two prisoners, one of whom is committed as an accomplice in the
atrocious butchery of the Sheas, and the other under circumstances which require
silence for the present.--Idem.
STOLEN OR MISLAID
On the 17th of March Instant
A PROMISSORY NOTE,
Payable to Murty Glyn, Gort, by Jas. Lahiff, Esq.
Any persons finding said Note will be handsomely Rewarded.--Gort, March 20,
TO BE LET
From the Twenty-Fifth Instant
A NEAT HOUSE
In Quay-street- at present occupied by Michael Morris, Esq.- Lowest Rent, Twenty
Guineas per Annum.-Apply to P.M. Lynch, Back-street.- March. 15, 1824.
TO BE LET
From the 1st day of May next, for such term as may be agreed on.
THE HOUSE, OFFICES, and LANDS OF
Containing near 100 Acres. The House is good and commodious to accommodate
a good Tenant. It wils be Let, with any number of Acres required. The Ground is
well known to be of the best quality for Fattening, Meadow, and Tillage; distant
5 miles from Loughrea, and 16 from Galway.
Application to be made (if by letter, post paid) to Miss Keary, Carreen,
Loughrea; or Mules Burke, Esq., Fort-Hill, Gort.
No preference promised nor will be given.
March 18, 1824.
In the Matter of } Pursuant to an Order of
BLAQUIER, }the Lord High Chancellor
a Lunatic }made in this matter bearing
_____________ }date the 4th day of October last and also one other Order made
in this Matter bearing date the 24th day of December last, at the hour of one
o'clock in the afternoon, at my Chambers, on the Inn's-quay, Dublin, at set up
and Let, by Public Cant, to the highest and fairest bidder pending the Lunacy or
for such term as may be agreed on, part of the Lands of Newhall, containing 52
acres; part of the Lands of Castletown, containing 23 acres, 2 roods, and 20
perches; and another part of Castletown, called Deerpark, containing 30 acres, 3
roods,and 30 perches, & another denomination of Castletown, called Middlepark,
containing 14 acres - Dated this 28th day of November, 1823.
The above Setting is adjourned to Monday, the 29th day of March, at the
time and place aforesaid.
The Lands of Newhall and Castletown are within one mile of the Town of
Gort, in the County of Galway, and are in prime condition for Feeding or
Any person taking the Lands will be required to take out a Lease, and have
two solvent persons to join them in a Recognizance, conditioned for the payment
of the Rent, and performance of the Covenants to be entered into.
Any further information can be had by applying to William Beauman,
Solicitor, No. A2, Rutland-square, West; Messrs. Fletcher & Roe, No. 5,
Foster-place; and Francis Cruise, the Receiver, No. 41, Lower Gardiner-street,
Mr. John Manton, of Gort, will shew the Lands.
March 25, 1824.
The Public are hereby cautioned not to take in payment, or otherwise, our
joint Notes, passed to JOHN GLYNN, of Cuddugh, dated the 24th of March, 1823, as
we are determined not to pay the amount of said Notes, having received no value
for them.- Dated this 25th day of March, 1824.
This day, about four o'clock, the Hon. Justice Burton arrived in Town, and
shortly after went to the County Hall, when the following Gentlemen were sworn
GRAND JURY FOR THE COURTS
Robert Burke, Esq., St. Cieran's, Foreman.
2. James Daly, M.P., Dunsandle
3. Hon. Gonville Ffrench, Castlefrench
4. Christopher Dillon Bellew, Mountbellow
5. Valentine Blake, Menlo Castle
6. Arthur F. St. George, Tyrone
7. John Kirwan, Castlehackett
8. Robert Joseph Ffrench, Rahasane
9. Robert Henry Blakeney, Abbert
10. Major-General Taylor, Castletaylor
11. James H. Burke, St. Cierans
12. James Staunton Lambert, Cregclare
13. Chistopher Redington, Kilcornan
14. Denis H Kelly, Castlekelly
15. Henry M. Blake, Windfield
16. Walter Laurence, Bellevien
17. Henry Blake, Lehinch
18. John Martyn, Tullyra Castle
19. William M. Burke, Ballydugan
20. John Bodkin, Anna
21. Michael J. Browne, Moyne
22. Francis Blake Foster, Ashfield
23. Martin J. Blake, Brooklodge, Esqrs
... After his Lordship had done charging the County Grand Jury, he retired to
the adjoining Court, when the following Gentlemen were sworn on the
TOWN GRAND JURY
The Hon. Martin Ffrench, Glenlo', Foreman
2. Valentine Blake, Menlo' Castle
3. Manus Blake, Prospect-hill
4. Lachlan M'Lachlan, Back-street
5. Patt Burke, Danesfield
6. Walter Joyce, jun., Mervieu
7. George Maunsell, Shantalla
8. James Lynch, Castle
9. Denis Clarke, Flood-street
10. Geoffrey Martin, Upper Dominick-street
11. Andrew W. Blake, Furbo'
12. Francis Fitzgerald, Back-street
13. Henry Cannon, Dominick-street
14. Anthony O'Flaherty, Kockbane
15. James Joyce, Eyre's-square
16. James Burke, Back-street
17. John Moore, Prospect-hill
18. Michael Morris, Spiddle
19. Samuel Shone, Dominick-street
20. Nathaniel M'Lachlan, Back-street
21. Coll Kelly, Esqrs., High-street.
THE CONNAUGHT JOURNAL
Galway, Monday, March 29, 1824
|ROMAN CATHOLIC MEETING
We, the Undernamed Roman Catholics of the County of Galway, and County of
the Town of Galway, request a Meeting of the Roman Catholics of said County, and
County of the Town, on Wednesday, the 31st of March instant, at the hour of 12
o'clock, at the Parish Chapel of St. Nicholas for the purpose of Petitioning
Parliament for the Repeal of those Penal Laws which still exclude us from the
enjoyment of our Rights and Privileges as British subjects.
Galway, March 27, 1824.
Henry Blake, M.D.,
Thomas Bodkin, Rahoon,
J. James Bodkin, Kilcoony,
Christopher D. Bellew, Mountbellew,
Walter Joyce, Merrieu,
Francis Blake, Cregg,
Walter Joyce, jun.
William M'Dermott, Springfield,
P.M. Lynch, Henmore-Lodge,
Anthony French, Prospect-hill,
Patt M. Burke, Danesfield,
Andrew W Blake, Forbough,
Anthony Martyn, Spiddle,
James Joyes, Eyre's-square,
J. Kirwan, Garden-field,
Mark Lynch, Prospect,
Patrick Joyes, Newtownsmith,
N.J. French, French-Lawn,
Andrew Lynch, Castle,
Henry Joseph Blake,
James Lynch, Lowberry,
William M. Keogh,
Walter W. Lynch,
T.E. Gill, Curate of St. Nicholas,
John Cheevers, Killian.
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