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THE CONNAUGHT JOURNAL
Galway, Thursday, February 3, 1825
LIMERICK PETTY SESSIONS - Jan. 21
UTTERING FORGED NOTES - EXTRAORDINARY CIRCUMSTANCE
Mr. M. Ryan, one of the parties who keeps a respectable wool and drapery establishment in Patrick-street, stated, that on Saturday last, about 4 o'clock, Jane Dwyer came into his shop, and after agreeing for 2 1/2 yards of kersey, gave a 30s. bank of Ireland note in payment; Mr. Ryan asked her particularly about the note, and also her sums, as she had about 14 days before passed him a note that was doubtful; she said her name was J. Dwyer, and she lived in Adair, and had got it at market for a pig she sold, and that the person who gave it wrote his name on the back. Mr. Ryan looked at the name, and saw John Costello, beautifully written, almost to equal copperplate. It seemed extraordinary, that in the hurry of a market, and where the best pens are not always to be had, that the name should be so carefully and elegantly done, and he went out and was told of several that it was a good note; but on his return the woman was gone. A daughter of his pointed to a man standing nearby opposite the door, and said, that he was with the woman when she posted the other note, about a fortnight before. Mr. Ryan brought the man into the shop and asked him about Jane Dwyer; he admitted knowing her, but would not tell where she was to be met with. He was accordingly brought to the Police-office by Mr. Ryan and his son, and searched in their presence by a Policeman. Some cord and a piece of calico were found on him, which Mr. Ryan afterwards discovered were purchased from Mr. Ferguson, in George's-street, a pound note, some silver, and a 30s. note, the very same as that which Jane Dwyer had passed, and also adornment which the public interest required him (Mr. R.) to produce, and of which the following is a copy:
"To the Magistrate,
Sir C. Marrell - This cannot
possibly be Mr. Voke's hand-writing. It is, I suppose, another forgery.
On Tuesday, the 11th instant, J. M'Cormick, of Monycannon, parish of Donagheady, and county Tryrone, was barbarously murdered by two of his neighbours, Patt and James Lynch, in the face of day, and in the presence of his son, Thos. M'Cormick; who, in making an unavailing effort to save his aged parent, was near sharing the same fate; indeed, he would have been their victim, had he not sought safety in flight, from the consequences of an unequal and desperate contest, he being unarmed. The Lynches, who are brothers, and both young men, were found by deceased trespassing upon his ground; as we have been given to understand, digging earth for the purpose of removing it to enrich their own. Old M'Cormick very naturally forbid them or proceed at their peril, as, if they did, he would appeal to the law for the protection of his property; when, without any provocation, they fell upon him with their spades, and beat him so unmercifully that they broke his skull. After glutting their rage upon him, and as we have observed, severely beating his son, they left him, and he was soon after borne to his own house, a sad spectacle indeed for his afflicted family, covered with blood and his brains protruding. He survived till the Saturday morning following at five o'clock, when he expired. - The Rev. Francis Gouldsbury attended him on the evening he received the beating and took his examinations, when he swore positively against the Lynches; and on Saturday the same Gentleman and another Magistrate, Hugh Lyle, Esq., held an inquest on the body, when Thos. M'Cormick having fully corroborated his father's dying testimony, the Jury returned an unanimous verdict of a "Wilful Murder," against Patrick and James Lynch. They absconded, but their apprehension is certain, from the strict pursuit which has been instituted. They are from 23 tp 25 years of age, about five feet eight inches high; rather slender, but well made. One of them dark complexioned with black hair and whiskers; the other, rather fair, with brown hair. The deceased was 75 years of age; was a member of the Presbyterian connexion, and had ever borne a respectable character; the Lynches are Roman Catholics and, as we have heard, violent party men. -- Derry Paper.
By special license, in the Parish Church of Athenry, on the 27th instant, by the Rev. Mr. Irwin, John Flemming, Esq., Lieutenant 1st Royal Veteran Battalion, to Margaret Maria, eldest daughter of Dominick Burke, Esq., of said place.
On Saturday last, at the very
advanced age of 91, at Derrinane, Maurice O'Connell, Esq. His landed
property, consisting of £4,000 a year, he has bequeathed to his nephew,
Counsellor O'Connell, and has divided equally between him and his brothers,
John and James O'Connell, Esqrs., £40,000 in cash.
LIMERICK, JAN 26 - By the exertions of W.H. Pearse, Esq., C.C., Patrick Molony, charged with being the leader of a gang who murdered Connell at Bilboa, was apprehended on Saturday last, in a Glen, near Keeper Mountain, whither he had fled for safety; he was lodged in the county gaol on Sunday last.
On the evening of Wednesday last, the Police of Ballingarry found a man, named Richard Morrison, lying in a dyke, near Ballinleena, in a wounded state, and speechless. An inquest, which was attended by Surgeon Franklin, jun., has been since held on the body, when it appeared that the side of his head had been beaten in by a stone or some flat substance. A person, named Thomas Roche, who absconded, is charged with the murder.
On the night of the 8th inst., a person, named Ryan, was found dead in the street of Galbally, in this county [Limerick]. An inquest was held at the time by C. Bennet, Esq., Coroner, and there did not appear any evidence of violence; but it is now ascertained that he was murdered, and two persons have absconded, and a third is in custody.
A clue has recently been discovered, leading to all the circumstances of the atrocious and unnatural murder of John Ryan, at Ballyvorneen, near Cahirconlish, in October last. This clue has, within these few days, been rendered more clear and satisfactory, attaching the strongest guilt to four persons, now in prison for the crime, and for whose conviction the fullest proof is in preparation. The details of this horrid murder, when given in evidence, will affect the most callous feeling, more especially when the near relation of one of the parties is considered.
The Rev. Charles M'Carthy, P.P. of Dromin, has been appointed to the Parish of Ballingarry, in the room of the Rev. Gilbert O'Grady, retired. The Rev. James O'Regan, Chaplain of the County Gaol, and Curate of St. John's, in this City, succeeds Mr. M'Carthy, at Dromin. The Rev. Mr. Tushy succeeds the Rev. Mr. O'Regan as first Curate of St. John's; and the Rev. Mr. Liddy, of Shanagolden, lately removed from Patrick'swell, has been appointed to St. John's.
THE CONNAUGHT JOURNAL
Galway, Monday, February 7, 1825
HIGH SHERIFFS FOR 1825
ANTRIM - George Hutchinson, of Ballymoney.
The estate of Menlo, part of which lies in the Counties of Galway and Clare, is about to afford some employment to the Gentlemen of the long robe. Mr. F.B. Foster claims it, he says, as heir-at-law. -- Weekly Register.
On Thursday night last, the pound of Moycullen, which is situate immediately opposite the pound-keeper's house, was broke open by some persons, and several head of cattle taken therefrom, seized on the lands of Killigaile, the estate of William Martin, Esq., and impounded for a large arrear of rent due to him. The owners of the cattle must, no doubt, have been the perpetrators of this daring outrage; and, strange to say, the pound-keeper nor his sons, who act for him, have not as yet come forward to lodge information against these persons, although they cannot be known to them - nor have they rendered any account to Mr. Martin for the property thus committed to their charge. We understand an investigation of this affair is to take place before P.M. Burke, Esq. a Magistrate of this County.
About Seven Acres of this Land,
being part of the Estate of Thomas H. Royse, Esq., will be Set from the
25th of March next. A Lease of one or two hundred years will be
The Franciscan Nuns having
surrendered the Lease of their HOUSE in Market-street, Galway, commonly
called the Franciscan Nunnery, Mr. MARTYN, will Set said House from the
first to May next, with the large Plot, House and Garden, in the rere of
it, for any term of Years that may be agreed on, or will give Lease
forever to a solvent Tenant who will engage to Build a good, modern Slate
House on it, and will give all the Materials of the Old House, in which
there is a considerable quantity, of sound, valuable OAK, and other
Materials, that will be a very great assistance to any Person inclining to
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