Ireland Old News
THE CONNAUGHT JOURNAL
Galway, Monday, November 1, 1824
Yesterday, in Back-street, by the Rev. Mr. Finn, Arthur Ireland, Esq., of this Town, to Clare, eldest daughter of the late Counsellor Donnellan.
On Thursday last, in this Town, Mrs. Binton, wife of Mr. Hen Benton, Revenue Officer, having left a helpless family to deplore the loss. [Note: Binton / Benton as in originial].
TO BE LET
ABOUT One Hundred and Eighty
acres of remarkably good WINTERAGE, preserved since the 1st day of May last;
well Watered, Sheltered, and Divided; is within three miles of Gort.
LIMERICK, OCT. 27 - Monday, Mr.
Blackburn, with the Mayor, Alderman Watson, Sir C. Barrett, Mr. Malony and
Captain Drought, held a Session under the Insurrection Act for the Liberties,
but no persons being for trial the Court has adjourned.
On Wednesday last, as Mr. Alexander Ross and Mr. William Sullivan, of the neighbourhood of Dunmanway, with Christopher Malony, Sheriffs' bailiff, were conducting cattle from Moreigh pound, in the parish of Faslobus, to the town of Dunmanaway, to be sold by virtue of civil bill decree, obtained for tithe money, due to Mrs. Cue, of Ballipeen, they were attacked by upwards of 80 men, women, and children, who cut, battered, and bruised them in a most brutal manner, with sticks, stone, &c, and rescued the cattle. The same day, Timothy Coleman, parish bailiff, with other men in the employment of Mrs. Cue, were attacked near Ballibuy-cross, by the same party, who beat them in a most barbarous manner, with sticks, &c. Coleman, had his arm broken, his skull fractured, and he and his party were otherwise much injured.--Cork Paper.
A man of the name of Kelly was apprehended on Monday, in the neighborhood of Clogheem, charged with the murder of the Sheas.
THE CONNAUGHT JOURNAL
Galway, Thursday, November 4, 1824
We have to relate another of those disgraceful outrages, the frequent occurrence of which in this country has almost made, or view them as matters of course. On the night of Sunday last, the house of a man named Wynne, in the parish of Drumraney, in this county, was attacked by a handful of ruffians, who, after turning out his wife and children, and breaking every article of furniture, proceeded to pull down the house; having completely effected it, they departed. Fortunately for Wynne he was absent from home, otherwise he would undoubtedly have suffered. What considerably adds to the aggravation of his case is the fact, that the family, who had then been driven from their homes, were obliged all night to lie in the fields, every one of the neighbours refusing to give them shelter, alleging that if they did so, they would be similarly punished. The only reason that can be assigned for this outrage is, that Wynne had bought a sack of oats, by desire of his master, Mr. Russell, which he (Mr. Russell) had seized for rent.--Westmeath Journal.
Friday last, a herdsman of the late Dr. Scully, at Camas, near Cashel, named Kerevan, was robbed of of his wearing apparel, by a fellow who entered his cabin window. Next morning, Kerevan (an old emaciated man) sallied forth in quest of his property, with a stick in his hand, and apprehended a stout young fellow, whom he brought to the police with some of the property on him.
Wednesday morning, Mr. W. Parkinson, Officer of Excise, Cork, was attacked by four fellows, who rushed on him and made several blows at him which he warded off and stabbed one of them in the cheek with a sword cane, after which he fired at another and missed him. The ruffians on this then decamped.
Tuesday week a process-server named Joseph Cross, from Cashel, was beaten in a dreadful manner with sticks and stones, by two men, near Grange turnpike, and left for dead. He was removed to Cashel next day; it is expected he will recover.
Atrocious Murder - On Sunday evening, John Green and a young woman were walking in the town of Moy, when they met a person named Robert Bell, who, accosting them, desired that Green would allow the young girl to go with him that he might treat her. Green refused, whereupon R.B. ran immediately to his own house and returned with a bayonet, with which he stabbed Green through the body, who instantly expired. Belle is a native of Moy and member of the Moy yeomanry.
John Brown, Esq. Inspector of Stamp Duties, who had been stationed in Cavan for the last nine months in charge of the Stamp-office, has been ordered to Dublin and is replaced by Wm. Calcutt, Esq., Inspector.
At his house, in the Main-guard, on Saturday last, very generally and deservedly regretted, Rickard Burke, Esq. for a series of years Public Notary of this Town; and until lately, Clerk of the Peace, Town Clerk, and Secretary to the Town of Galway Grand Jury. Few men have lived to the advanced age of Mr. Burke, who left this world more regretted. In the various departments in which he had been placed, a strict and unbending integrity was the characteristic of his conduct; and while he fitted those situations with honor to himself, and utility to the public, he was not less to be respected in private life for his amiable and unobtrusive manners. Mr. Burke lived to the advanced age of 80 years- and until his late sickness, which did not continue more than a few days, enjoyed the most perfect health, and discharged the duties of his station in person.
On Tuesday morning, in High-street, very deservedly regretted, Mr. William Cox, a gentleman of strict integrity.
TO BE LET
THE GRASS of about 600 acres, of the
LANDS of KNOCKDOE, situate half way between Tuam and Galway. - The Lands are
well inclosed and subdivided.
THE Committee of the Mendicity
Association beg leave to inform the Public that the House which they have taken
is now prepared, and will be open for the reception of Mendicants on _____ next;
they, therefore, particularly request the inhabitants of this town to refrain
from giving alms in the streets, or at their doors, after that day, as they may
depend that all Mendicants will obtain adequate relief by applying to the
Committee at their Office, Wood-quay.
THE CONNAUGHT JOURNAL
Galway, Monday, November 8, 1824
TO BE LET
Part of the Estate of Lydigan,
situate within five miles of Galway and three of Oranmore, containing about
164 acres, well known to be a wholesome sheep walk- preserved since May.
COUNTY OF GALWAY
THE HOUSE and DEMESNE of CURANDON,
containing 76 Acres of Prime Arable and Pasture Lands, together with the
COMMONAGE containing in or about 20 Acres:- also about 48 acres of grass
preserved since May, will be set up to the 1st May next. These Lands are to
well known to require any further specifics now.
PROSPECT HILL DEMESNE.
THE COTTAGE and DEMESNE of PROSPECT
HILL, containing about 66 Acres part of the Estate of the Right Hon. Joseph
Lord Wahscourt [part of the end of this name may be missing]. This beautiful
Residence is situate on the Shore opposite to Ardfey; not more than 10
minutes sail from Galway; and contains every accommodation for a large
Family; with Offices of every description an excellent Walled Garden. A
lesser Quantity of Land would be Let with the Cottage.
4th Regiment of Light Dragoons - Cornet Wilford Bulkley to be
Lieutenant, by purchase, vice Methold, promoted to the 75th Foot.
| Saint Patrick's Staff,
brought to Christ Church from Armagh, as a relique of high estimation, was
publicly committed to the flames, in 1538.
The judicial conduct of Counsellor Farrell, lately appointed Assistant Barrister, County Clare, gives general satisfaction to all classes.--Limerick Chron.
The flood of Saturday night swept away nearly all the wooden works of the intended extensive bridge at Abbeyfeale.
The following sums were acknowledged as received on account of the Catholic Rent, from Saturday, 23d October, to the 3d November:
THE CONNAUGHT JOURNAL
Galway, Thursday, November 11, 1824
It is with deep regret we are necessitated to
notice the present increasingly alarming state of this County, which,
connected with the unequivocal signs of an approaching crisis, is calculated
to produce the most appalling apprehensions. In addition to a peasantry
confederated for the purposes of destruction and stimulated by active
incendiaries, there is now in vigorous operation a system of terror, which
if not met by timely and effectual opposition, will, in all likelihood,
become too strong for any measures short of military law. The system we
allude to is, that bands of armed men enter the dwelling houses of persons
suspected of being inimical to their system of combination, and beating them
most unmercifully, as a sort of foretaste of what they may expect should
they inform on them. The extent to which this is now carried and the
audacity and disrespect shewn by the lower orders to the higher, even in
matters of common occurrence, leave not the shadow of a doubt that something
of a very serious nature, is in contemplation. We feel it our duty to call
on those entrusted with the public safety, from the highest to the lowest,
to be on alert, and, to use every possible means to counteract machinations,
which have for their object rapine and blood.
Wednesday night the house of Mr. Arthur, of Meelick, in this County, was attacked by a party of fellows, who smashed the parlour windows with stones. Mr. Arthur fired at them and they immediately decamped.--Clare Journal.
THE CONNAUGHT JOURNAL
Galway, Monday, November 15, 1824
A private of the Revenue Police Court, stationed in this Town, named M'Nally, a man of the very best character, had been annoyed at a late hour last evening by some idle persons in the street, as a Policeman-upon which he turned round upon the crowd in order to punish some of the persons, when he received a severe beating. In a moment of irritation he discharged his pistol, and wounded a Baker named Roche, under the arm; the bullet ran through the flesh, and the wound is but very slight. The Policeman was then assailed by the mob, and received a most severe beating by which his jaw-bone was fractured. We hear he is in imminent danger.
CATHOLIC FINANCE COMMITTEE
The Finance Committee acknowledged the following sums as having been
received on account of the Rent for the week ending Wednesday last:-
| ROBBERY OF THE WATERFORD MAIL
COACH - An offence of this nature of great magnitude, was the subject of an
investigation at the Head Police office yesterday. The material details are
subjoined:- The house of Milward & Co. Waterford, have been in the habit
of receiving remittances of Bank Post Bills, as common parcels, by the
Waterford Mail, from their agents in Dublin, Messrs. William Stewart, Hamilton
and Co. From time to time some of these parcels, and particularly two,
containing Post Bills to the amount of £1000 and £480, have been missed. The
Bills, thus embezzled, have been circulated at different pawnbrokers, and
other shops in town; forged acceptances being for that purpose affixed; of
course, when presented to the bank, they have been dishonored. In consequence
of information received, Peace Officers Lynch and Manly proceeded on Friday
last to Ballitore, and there arrested a man named Silk (driver of the
Waterford Coach) and his wife. These persons were brought up to town, and
underwent an examination, at which a Mrs. Conners, a shopkeeper in Capel-street,
and a Mr. Harris, a pawnbroker in Great Britain-street, attended.-The former,
with her servant maid, identified Silk, and the latter, his wife, as the
person who passed some of the Post Bills in question. The prisoners were
committed for further examinations-- Dublin Paper.
A few days since, in the Augustinian Nunnery, Mrs. Bodkin, at an advanced age- a Lady whose death is a subject of regret to her friends and acquaintances.
THE CONNAUGHT JOURNAL
Galway, Thursday, November 18, 1824
LIMERICK, NOV. 10 - Twenty-two
stand of firearms, surrendered at various times to Capt. Dumas, Chief
Constable, at Hospital, were yesterday lodged in the County Police-office.
MARRIAGE IN HIGH LIFE - We
understand that the Hon. Sexton Perry, second son of the Right Hon. the Earl
of Limerick, is about to lead to the hymeneal altar the highly-gifted Miss
Cockayne, grand-daughter of the late Lord Cullen.--Limerick Observer.
On Monday inst. by the Rev. Mark
Fynn, P.P. Mr. Hailey, to Jane, youngest daughter of the late Stephen Lee, Esq.,
of this Town.
This morning in Back-street, after a
long and protracted illness, which she bore with Christian resignation and
fortitude, at an advanced age, Mrs. Francis Blake, relict of the late Frances
Blake, Esq., formerly a Captain in the Galway Volunteers and Aunt to his
Excellency Sir Benjamin Bloomfield.
THE CONNAUGHT JOURNAL
Galway, Monday, November 22, 1824
In Dublin, Alexander Boyle, Esq, to
Helen, daughter of the late William Orr, Esq. of Halston, Renfrewshire.
At his house near Clare, on Sunday, the
7th instant, in the thirty-eighth year of his age, the Very Rev. Doctor
Doyle, Pastor of Kilbride and Horseleap, and Vice-General of the Diocese of
Meath. Two or three days before his death, a decree was received from Rome,
appointing him Notary-Apostolic-but he had exchanged temporal for eternal
honors, and is gone, amidst the regrets of the Clergy, and wailings of an
afflicted Flock, to enjoy that God, whom through life he served with
fidelity and fervour.
BOYLE, NOV 18 - The ill-starved villains, as denounced, are. it would appear, introducing their cowardly principles into our hitherto peaceable vicinity. On Monday night last, the herd of James Knott, Esq. of Battlefield, in this neighbourhood, was visited by some of the Rockites. These civil gentry proceeded to administer an oath to his herd, at Knockbrack, making him swear by their throats that he would relinquish the service of his master. To this the poor man, in order to evade the vengeance which they v owed, complied; but on being released from the clutches of these daring wretches, he communicated the circumstance to his master, at whose instigation the man retains his situation, and who, in conjunction with 29 other Gentlemen, have offered a reward for the prosecution of the persons concerned.
On Wednesday morning, Mr. John Joseph Pim, of Mecklinburg-street, Dublin, accompanied by Mrs. Mowlds, of North Cumberland-street, arrived at Shanahan's hotel, at the Mall, in this city, and after changing horses, immediately drove off for Dunmore, where they were in consequence of the non-arrival of the steam-packets, obliged to sojourn at Cherry's hotel, until Saturday morning, where they were undertaken by the lady's husband, Mr. George F. Mowlds, a respectable Solicitor, accompanied by another professional Gentleman. An unpleasant and rather violent reucontre took place between the parties. Mr. Moulds seized a box, which, it is said, contained a good deal of property, and with the rest a gold watch that had been carried off by his wife. He had Mr. P. arrested on a charge of robbery. About noon on Saturday the parties came up here from Dunmore, accompanied by two of the Police, and appeared before Henry Adcock, Esq., a Magistrate, who, upon investigating the charge and not deeming it sufficiently supported, discharged Mr. Pim. Mr. and Mrs. Mowlds shortly after set off for Dublin. Mr. Pim returned to Dunmore, on his way to England. Mrs. Mowlds has a family. Mr. Pim is but 23 years old and is still to have little or no property.-- Waterford Mirror.
THE CONNAUGHT JOURNAL
Galway, Thursday, November 25, 1824
Wednesday evening, between six and
seven o'clock, James York, a respectable farmer, from Tubberclare, near this
town, having business to transact in the vicinity of the Canal, he walked
into the water, and was unfortunately drowned.-- Athlone Herald.
In Dominick-street, Galway, on the 22d instant, aged 69 years, Mrs. D. Cannon, wife of John Cannon, of Millmount, Esq. of a painful and lingering illness, which she bore with that fortitude and meek resignation which ever distinguishes a true christian. As a most exemplary wife, an affectionate and tender mother, and a sincere friend, she was equalled by few; she departed this life with full assurance of a blessed immortality, most deeply and sincerely regretted by a numerous circle of friends and acquaintances.
TO BE SOLD
In the Matter of James Jones, Insolvent
In the Town of Ballinasloe, on the 26th day of December next, an Annuity of
Fifty-? Pounds per year.- For further particulars apply to Daniel Flattery,
Esq. of Ballinasloe, Assignee.
THAT I have appointed Mr. EDWD. O'SHAUGHNESSY, of Kilcreest, my Agent for
the receipt of my Rents, and arrears of Rent, in the room of Raymond C. De
Burgh, Esq. to which all persons concerned are directed to take notice.
AT a very numerous MEETING
of the ROMAN CATHOLIC INHABITANTS of the Parish of TYNAGH, held in the
chapel of GUARRANE, on Sunday, November 21, 1824
ORANGEISM IN AMERICA
OF THE BOYNE
The October Term of the Court of Sessions for the City and County of New
York, was closed on Saturday. It will be remembered that at the last Term,
four of the persons called Orangemen, were convicted of an assault and
battery upon one Jas. Morney, viz. George Black, David Waugh, John Mullin
and John Moore; but their sentence was suspended until a trial on one of the
cross-indictments could be had at the present Term-there having been five
indictments against three of those professing the roman Catholic religion.
The names of the latter were Hugh M'Avoy, and Cecilia, his wife, James
Cassidy, David M'Williams and Timothy Leary. This was an affray which took
place in the village of Greenwich on the 12th July last, in consequence of
the celebration by the Orangemen of the anniversary of the Battle of the
Boyne. Our readers must by this time have become so well acquainted with the
leading facts of this case, that it is hardly necessary minutely to
recapitulate them. We pass on, therefore, to the observations of the
Recorder on this occasion-premising, that on the latter trial of the
Catholics, he had stated the law in strong and decisive terms to be-that
whatever provocation might have been given, it could not amount to a
justification-not even though the first blows, as well as the first
provocation came from one party; that no person was permitted to mingle in
the affray, unless with a view to prevent further mischief; and that any
person so interfering was bound at his peril to give notice that his
intention was to keep peace, and not to take part in the affray. And as it
appeared that the parties lived on opposite sides of the street, and that
the battle had taken place on the side occupied by the Orangemen, there was
therefore a presumption that the others had crossed the street with a view
of encountering them, and that it resembled the case of two men going out to
box by agreement-the one accepting the challenge of the other, in which case
both parties, and all that took part with either, were alike guilty of a
breach of the peace. Messrs. Emmet and Sampson, of Counsel for the Catholic
party, agreed that their clients should (the trials having already been
greatly protracted) submit to a verdict against them, leaving it to the
wisdom of the Court to admonish the aggressors, in such manner as they
should think of the case required, and to bind the parties respectively to
keep the peace. On Saturday the respective parties appearing, pursuant to
their recognizances, the Recorder first addressing himself to the Orangemen,
proceeded substantially as follows: He began by representing to those called
Orangemen and Purple Marksmen, the extreme absurdity-not to call it by a
worse name- of their revising, in this country, such antiquated, dangerous,
and unbecoming prejudices. Perhaps they had not been long here, and had not
yet discovered how worse than contemptible such violent and unjustifiable
antipathies on the score of religion must appear; and he hoped that it would
be unnecessary to apply that severe correction that often in cases of this
kind had been known to harden rather than reform the offenders.
NAMES of Gentlemen returned by the
Judges of Assize to serve the Office of High Sheriff for the coming Year.
To BERNARD BROWNE, Esq. BRYAN DUNNE, Esq. Mr. PATRICK WALSHE and BROTHERS, and all other persons interested.
I HEREBY caution you, and each of you,
not to pay any sum or sums of money whatsoever on account of the fifth portion
of the rent payable out of your holdings respectively, of the lands of Enniskew,
Ennisusken, Ewillagh, Mulkenagh and ?, situate in the Baronies of Ballinahinch
and Moycullen and County of Galway, which Lands you lately held under my Father,
the late Richard Burke, Esq. Merchant or Public Notary, as I consider myself
legally authorised to exercise and levy all rent and arrears of rent due on the
1st November last, and hereafter, for the undivided fifth of the said Lands to
which alone I consider myself duly entitled; and I hereby apprise you that I
shall enforce the payment of the said rents, notwithstanding any payments you
may make or have made on account of these, to any other person or persons
whatsoever, and notwithstanding a notice, signed "MARY M'CARTHY," of
the 4th November instant, which appeared in the Connaught Journal Newspaper of
that date; and should I not be legally entitled to receive same, I hereby give
further Notice, that I am well informed a brother of mine the name of EDMOND
BURKE, and oldest son and heir at law of the said Richard Burke, is now living,
and was in Trim?omalie, East Indies, in the year 1821, who must be duly entitled
to receive said rents-Given under my hand, at Galway, this 19th day of November,
The Hon. Denis Arthur Bingham, a Minor, by the Right Hon. (the
Baroness Clanmorris, his Mother and Guardian,
PURSUANT to an Order made in this Case bearing date the 13th day
of November, 1824, I will, on Tuesday, the 20th day of November instant, at my
Chambers, Inns-quay, Dublin, Set up and Let by Public Cant, to the highest
Bidder, for the term of three years, pending this Cause, or during the Minority
of said Minor, from the 1st day of November, 1824, ALL THAT AND THOSE, the Lands
of Knockdoroho, containing 264A. 1R. 12P.; Rauacieeva, North-west division
containing 241A. 1R. 25P.; North Division of Lehanagh, containing 73A. 0R. 16P.;
Cloonball, containing 167A. 0R. 20P; Shinganagh, containing 165A; North Division
of Summer-Hill, containing 159A and 10P; South Division of ditto, containing
222A. 0R. 28P; West Division of ditto containing 47A and 1R; Car?abrook [may be
Carnabrook or Carsabrook] containing 31A. 2R. 25P.; Lisheneen, containing 39A.
1R. 6P.; Ballynaurroddo, 108A. 3R. 11P.; Gradage, containing 75A. 3R. 0P.;
Weatherfort, containing 167A. 1R. 5P.; Clogoanageeragh, containing 170A. 3R.
9P.; Par??and Ruanmore, containing 232A. 0R. 20P.; Poolavooly, containing 119A.
2R. 21P.; Knocklogan, West, containing 205A. 0R. 28P.; Clareens, containing
112A. and 31P. All of which said Lands are situate in the Baronies of Kilmain
and Carra and Co. of Mayo, and are of excellent quality for Grazing and
Meadowing. Also, from the 1st day of May last, for the same period, the
following Lands, being part of the Demesne of Newbrook, in said County Mayo: The
Deer-Park, Redgate-Park, containing 155A. 2R. 39P.; Bullock-Park and Lawn,
containing 52A. 9R. 5P. excepting the Houses, Offices and Gardens and enclosed
Plantations. The Islands, containing 45A. 2R. 18P.-The Grove, Knocknalinsky, 40
Ridges, containing 33A. 2R. 26P. Also, the Lands of Cruskeen, containing 85A;
and Kiltrogue, containing 262A. 1R. 0P. situate near Clare-Galway, in the County
of the Town of Galway; the Mills of Ahascragh, and Callowes adjoining,
containing 13A. 1R. 8P. situate within six miles of Ballinasloe, in the said
County of Galway, lately held by John Walsh.
CATHOLIC RENT- PARISH OF NEWTOWN
We discover, in the Resolution at Newtown, which will be found in our advertising column, that his Excellency the Earl of Clancarty has contributed to the support of the measures of the Catholic Association. There is in those Resolutions a vote of thanks to the Nobleman for his subscription. It will be recollected that this Nobleman is brother to his Grace the Archbishop of Tuam, Dr. Trench, of Ballnasloe, and many other distinguished TRENCHES. Prince Hoheulobe is completely outdone. Irish Miracles are now go. Even those of the Establishment are beginning to deal in the stupendous.
In our last we had, under the above
head, a few lines, which we since, and immediately after the publication of our
Journal, discovered to be an erroneous statement. As far as we are concerned it
will be recollected, that we must receive our information on such subjects from
others, who may themselves be deceived or misled.- The occurrence, with which
the Policeman of the revenue Corps, was connected, took place about ten o'clock
on Sunday evening, and when we wrote the few lines in allusion to it on Monday,
the Magistrate's investigation was proceeding, but had not been terminated. Of
course, then, we could not have collected any thing like a definitive account
from the affidavits, and what we gave was merely a matter of hearsay, and one of
the thousand and one reports which were flying abroad.- We find that this
unfortunate person had been drinking at a christening with one of the Veterans,
in the Shambles Barrack, and when returning home got into an altercation with,
we hear, a person named Joyce- blows ensued, and the Policeman not being the
better man, ran home to his barracks, and having armed himself with his carbine
and pistol returned to the spot, where he met a man named Roche, dressed in
similar cloths to those of his opponent Joyce. The mistake was rather an
unfortunate one for poor Roche. The Policeman aimed his pistol and fired at him,
and the ball took effect immediately under the poor man's arm, and passed out
under the blade bone. The wound is not mortal.- When some of the townspeople
heard the discharge of fire arms a large concourse of people collected to the
spot and gave M'Nally a desperate beating of which he lies dangerously ill.
It does not appear to be generally understood by the small farmers, that in the case of all lettings subsequent to the introduction of the Tithe Composition Act into a parish, the occupant is entitled from his landlord to credit, in his account of rent, for any money paid as tithe composition, as for so much paid for his landlord's use.
The Hon. Mr. Hare, Candidate for the County Kerry, has declared his determination in the event of his election, to support the question of Catholic Emancipation. He has obtained the support of the Earl of Kenmare.
The Borough of Mallow will be warmly contested by Lord Glentworth, son of the Earl of Limerick. It was this Nobleman who made the first effort to oppose the Corporation interest of Limerick, in which his brother-in-law, T.S. Rice, Esq. afterwards succeeded.
THE CONNAUGHT JOURNAL
Galway, Monday, November 29, 1824
I HEREBY Caution the Tenantry of my
Husband, the late John Morris, of Tuam, and all other persons indebted to
him, not to pay money to any person on my account whatever until it is
ascertained who is legally authorized to receive same; and I hereby further
caution the Tenants not to give possession to any person endeavouring (by
clandestine means) to possess himself of his said property.- Given under my
hand at Kilroe, this 29th November, 1824.
ABOUT ONE THOUSAND ACRES of GRASS.
These Lands are well sheltered and divided by Stone Walls 6 and 7 feet high.
They are known to possess a superior quality for keeping and increasing
condition of SHEEP in Winter. It will be Set in Divisions of 30, 50 and 100
Acre Parks, so as to accommodate.
On Thursday, the 25th
instant, at St. Mary's Church, Nottingham, George Staunton Lynch, Esq. to
Sarah Jane, third daughter of T. Hardwick, Esq.
|A PARRICIDE - A very horrible event has taken place at Tyrelly, a few miles from Downpatrick. The son of a farmer named Magee, has been for years labouring under occasional fits of insanity, which returned so frequently and unexpectedly, that few persons would trust themselves alone with him. In the course of the last week, Magee and his son were employed in thatching a house; when as he has since confessed, he first felt a desire to murder his parent. He reflected seriously on the best method of effectually accomplishing his bloody and unnatural purpose. His first plan was to kill his father with a pitchfork; but he conceived that weapon might not be sure enough- this idea he gave up for the stabbing of him with a knife;- "but then," said he," that might glance off his ribs." He then "fortunately," as the sad maniac expresses himself, thought of a hatchet. Thus, bent on the parricidal work, he resolutely paused in his terrible purpose, till the family were seated at supper; when seizing unperceived the instrument of death, he glided rapidly behind his devoted parent, and with a single blow, swift and strong, cleft it upon his head! The poor man instantly expired and the dangerous lunatic was with difficulty secured; for he proposed following up the work of death, by also murdering his mother and uncle.- "Then," said he," my spirit would have been satisfied, for I should have had the walk to myself." He has been committed to gaol. An inquiry was held on the body and a verdict of "Murdered by a lunatic, " returned. It is impossible to contemplate this deed, but with feelings of fearfulness and dread. The aberrations of the mind are lamentable enough in themselves without their leading the arm of the child to take away the violence the life of a parent. How vain, how frail a creature is man!-- Northern Whig.|
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