THE CONNAUGHT JOURNAL
THURSDAY, AUGUST 6, 1840

THE CATHOLIC CHURCH

     Newport July 30-Six Protestants, viz., Mrs. Robinson and her five daughters, Eliza Brennan, Mary Anna Brennan, Jane Robinson, Marion Robinson and Lillion Robinson, have this morning embraced the Roman Catholic religion. They were received by the Rev. Mr. O'Brien, C.C., Newport, during mass.

THE ASSIZES
RECORD COURT
Rutledge v. Rutledge

     This case which excited such deep interest in the public mind bore, in consequence of the large amount of property depending on the issue, and perhaps a curiosity to see the numerous and eminent special counsel engaged in it. Was called on last Tuesday, about three o'clock, before Baron Richards and a special jury.
     At an early hour of the day, every avenue leading to the Court was thronged and every portion of the Court House itself, was densely crowded, particularly the Grand Jury box, which was exclusively occupied by beautiful and fashionably attired ladies.
     Mr. Cowan, the Sub-sheriff exerted himself most successfully, in maintaining order and procuring places for all those whose presence was necessary.
     The Register having called over, the special jury panel the following gentlemen, were sworn:-
     Andrew Browne, Mounthazel, Esq., Foreman; Cornelius O'Kelly, Tye???; James Dillon, Caher house; M. Browne; Peter Blake, Hollypark Nicholas Blake, Frenchfort; Charles Arthur O'Mally; James Kirwan, Bindwell; Patrick Skerett, Loughrea, Walter Joyce, Curgory; james Mahon, Northhampton; and Edmond Burke, Anna, Esquires.
     Mr. J.G. Holmes opened the pleadings, it was on action of ejectment on the title for the recovery of certain lands known by the name of Kellyscope, &c., situate in the county of Galway; the declaration contains the usual counts, selling out various demises and the defendant took defence for all the lands mentioned in the pleadings.
     Mr. West, Q.C. stated the case of considerable length; but as the facts which appeared according to his statement have already been more than once before the public; and as it is more than profitable, they will be shortly brought forward again, we think it unnecssary to report them; the principal, and indeed the only question to be relied on by the Plaintiff, who is a young Barrister, and the adopted son of the late Mr. Robert Rutledge, of Bloomfield, in the county of Mayo, is the illegitimacy of the Defendant, Sir George Rutledge, whose father, David Rutledge, who is alleged to have been a member of the Established Church of England, all of his life, had been married in 1794, by a Roman Catholic priest, the Rev. John Duffy; in  1803 the ceremony of marriage was again performed between him and his wife, by the Rev. Mr. Bell of the church of England, the Deft having been born previously there were several children born after the marriage in 1803 amongst whom was one son Wm. who was afterward a Lunatic, and died without legal issue in 1832, the declarations of the late David Rutledge and his wife together with several depositions filed in the Court of Chauncery, describing that Wm. to be his (David's) eldest son and heir, notwithstanding the birth of George was previously, was relied on by the plaintiffs as conclusive evidence of the defendant's illegitimacy. The learned gentleman stated the facts at great length and at six o'clock was adjourned to
     WEDNESDAY-THE SECOND DAY
     Mr. West at the sitting of the Court intimated to his Lordship that in consequence of the important and material witness named Irwin not being forthcoming the plaintiff could not proceed to trial with any safety, the Record should therefore, for the present be unavoidably abandoned  pursuant to the arrangements entered into on the day before (Tuesday) but he (Mr. West) took that opportunity of giving the defendant to bring down the Record again for trial at next Assizes, and that he would most positively do so.
     Mr. O'Connell hoped if it was brought down, that the defendants cause would be then as well prepared as it was now, he (Mr. O'C.) never saw a better arranged case in his life.
     After some further observations the jury were discharged without compensation, they not having found a verdict.
     The plaintiff's Bar consisted of Mr. West, Q.C.; Mr. Keating, Q.C.; Mr. Blake, Q.C.; Mr. Monahan, Q.C.; Mr. Atkinson; Mr. Fitzgibbons; and Mr. Holmes- Solicitor Mr. Charles O'Hara.
     The defendant's Counsel were, Mr. D. O'Connell, M.P.; Mr. Littleton, Q.C., M.P.; Mr. T.B.C. Smith, Q.C.; Mr. Armstrong; Mr. O'Riley; Mr. Baker, Mr. W. Bourke; Mr. Courtney; Mr. O'Dowd; Mr. W. M'Dermott; Mr. P.J. Blake; Mr. C.G. Burke; and Mr. Concannon- Solicitor Mr. Joseph Kelly.

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RECORD COURT.

     There were several records tried at our late assizes, the most important of all, and which  engrossed the attention of the public, was that of Rutledge v. Rutledge, which terminated rather abruptly, the case being withdrawn by the plaintiff.
     William Kelly, Esq., of Barnaslodge, obtained a verdict of 80 and costs against his tenant, Mr. Cullinane, for burning a greater quantity of land than his case permitted.

DARING ESCAPE FROM PRISON- On the night of the 24th instant, two of the prisoners confined in Omagh gaol, who had been convicted of cow-stealing, affected their escape by breaking through the roof and descending by means of their sheets and blankets, which they tied together. They afterwards cleared the walls by means of a poker (how obtained is not known), which they contrived to fasten successively in different places a la Jack Sheppard. This occurred at midnight and shortly after the sentries had cried out 'all's well.' Every exertion was made by the police to find out the track of the fugitives, but in vain. They were to have been sentenced to transportation by Judge Torrens on the following morning. The names of these bold and ingenious fellows are William Hunter, alias M'Crea, and John Allen. Hunter was a professor of languages at one time in an American college, and Allen was author of several religious controversial works, exhibiting much shrewdness of argument and very considerable literary ability, though of the crassa Minerva kind. He was, no doubt, also deeply read in Mr. Ainsworth's novels.--Derry Standard

ADDRESS
TO EDWARD M'SWINEY, S.I.P.

     SIR- We, the undersigned inhabitants of Galway and its vicinity, having heard of your removal from this District, cannot allow you to leave without giving vent to the feelings of regret we entertain at your departure, and the great satisfaction we experienced during your residence amongst us.
     Your constant and steady co-operation with the local authorities imparted such combined strength and irresistable vigour to the administration of justice, that their power was continually exercised with undiminished efficacy and wonderful success, a convincing proof of which is to be found in the remarkable fact-that at our present Assizes there is only a single criminal for trial which obviously shows the affective means that have been adopted by which crime has been almost suppressed and tranquility preserved.
     The firm yet courteous discharge of your official duties has rendered our private intercourse undisturbed by any unkind feeling or painful difference, so that not only the public peace, but the social compact have been maintained uninterrupted and without diminution; and in our private society (where you have been so justly endeared) a blank will be left by your departure which cannot be easily filled up.
     In conclusion we beg you will accept this trifling but sincere tribute of our respect and esteem and trust that you will permit us to hope that neither time nor distance shall ever dissolve the feelings of affection and friendship that so strongly exist between us. Wishing you all possible prosperity in your private and public career. We remain your faithful and attached friends,

G.J. P. Browne, J.C.P. John Rooney, C.C.
Edmond Blake, Mayor William Kelly
Val. Blake, Bart. D.L. George Cummins, C.C.
William O'Hara, Recorder John Blakeney
Lachlan Maclachlan, J.P. Richard Adams
John Ireland, J.P. L. Leonard, C.C.
J. Killery, High Sheriff Samuel Shone
L. O'Donnell, Vicar General. John Redington
P.M. Lynch Henry Comerford
Nicholas Lynch James Costello
Denis Kirwan Charles Costello
Michael Blake, Frenchfort P. Morris, R.C.C.
Pierce Joyce Joseph M'Donnell
John Atkinson P.E. Burke, O.S.F.
Arthur Ireland ?. H., Bath
Francis Fitzgerald James Hughes, O.S.F.
B.J. Roche, P.P. M. D'Arcy
M. Coulahan, M.D. Owen Martin
J.C. Dennis Martin Carroll
P. Moran, M.D. E.C. Burke
Henry Blake, M.D. J.M. O'Hara
A.P. Lynch Edward Killeen
James Browne Robert O'Hara
James Fynn Richard Joyce
Denis Clarke Frederick Denis
Barthw. O'Flaherty H.W. Banks
John Browne James Martin
Henry E. M'Donnell Walter Mitchell
Bernard Murphy M. Nevin
J.B. Pardon P.F. O'Kelly
Edward Fitzgerald John Molloy
James Copeland R. Stephens
James P. Burke E.P. Costello
R.N. Summerville Thomas J. Costello
R.J. Ievers Robert Langford
Lambert Mahon Patrick Staunton
M. Egan M.D. Hennecy
J. Kelly E.W. Costello


 

     AWFUL AND MELANCHOLY DEATH- On Wednesday night Hugh Harris of Ashford, Esq., a member of the grand jury of Armagh, went to bed in apparent good health; during the night he became seriously ill and about six o'clock on Thursday morning he dropped down in the street on his way from the hotel to proceed home and instantly expired. We have seldom had to record the death of a person more universally beloved and lamented-the melancholy event has cast a gloom over the members of the grand jury and the inhabitants of the city in general.-Evening Mail

     SUDDEN DEATH OF WILLIAM JOHNSTON, ESQ.- This lamented gentleman, who was surveyor to the county Waterford, got suddenly ill in the county grand jury gallery during the sitting of the court on Monday; he was removed to the secretary's room and there instantly died. It appeared on evidence that the deceased had been ill of an affection of the heart for the last ten months, and that it was the belief of his medical adviser that his case was a hopeless one. An inquest was held on the body where it lay, by Thomas Izod, Esq., county coroner, and the finding was "Death from the effects of an affection of the heart."-Kilkenny Journal

     THE MAGISTRACY- The Lord Chancellor has been pleased to appoint upon the recommendation of the Marquis of Sligo, John Joseph Browne, Esq., of Brownstown, in the county of Mayo, and of Richmond House in the county of Wexford a magistrate of the county of Mayo.

    SENESCHAL OF THE MANOR OF CLAREMOUNT.

     We have been informed on the best authority that Edmond Lee, Esq., of Sandy Mount, has been appointed to the above ancient and honourable office vacant by the death of the late Thomas Evans, Esq.- We are convinced the Lord of the Manor, Thomas Martin, Esq., M.P., could not have a better selection as Mr. Lee's experience with high character for honor and integrity will insure strict impartiality and the consequent satisfaction of the numerous suites of Beronial Court.

EDWARD M'SWEENEY, ESQ.

     Limitted as we are this day for room, we can only briefly call the readers attention to the well merited address to the above much respected gentleman from the citizens of Galway. In the zealous and efficient discharge of his official duties, as sub-Inspector of the Galway police, he acted with great credit to himself and satisfaction to the public his conduct being upon every occasion regulated by an anxious desire to discharge his duty fairly and impartially.

 GALWAY ASSIZES.

     Our Assizes having terminated on Wednesday, the Judges left town on that day. The following are the convictions which took place in the County Court, and only one case for trial in the town:-
     Cowstealing, 5, three for imprisonment and 2 for transportation.
     Larceny, 6.
     Abduction, 2, judgment of death recorded.
     Ass-stealing, 1.
     Administering an illegal oath, 1, to be transported for life.
     Sheepstealing, 9.
     Manslaughter, 1.
     Pig-stealing, 1.
     Forgery, 1, to be transported for life.
     Assault, 8.

BIRTH

     At Back-street, the lady of James Browne, Esq., of a son.

DIED.

          At Loughrea, on Monday last, of a few days illness, sincerely lamented by his family and friends, Mr. George Nethercott, Jailor of the bridewell of that town. The sudden and premature death of Mr. Nethercott, who was a very active, correct and efficient public ?, is much to be regretted, and must be a source of deep affliction to is wife and young helpless offspring. It reflects great credit upon the High Sheriff, Lord Ashtown, as well as upon Joseph Henry Cowen, the Sub-sheriff and clearly proves that they were influenced by a kind, considerate, and humane feeling for they have continued the widow of the deceased in the management of the Bridewell, the duty of which she is very competent to discharge; although numerous applications have been made to them for the situation.

THE LATE SERMON

     The Committee of the Lombard-street Free School, beg give Public Expression to their feelings of gratitude, and thanks to the Rev. Doctor Kirwan, for his truly eloquent advocacy of the claims of that Institution in his Sermon of Sunday last. They also beg to offer their sincere thanks to the Gentleman who had the kindness to attend as collectors; and to all who, on that frustrating occasion, came forward so cheerfully to identify themselves with the moral and religious Education of the poor.
     The collection, after the Sermon, amounted to 35, 10s., 10d. including the following, very liberal, contributions viz:-

                                                          .s.d

Hon. Thomas Ffrench,Castle-French...1.0.0
P.M. Lynch........................................1.0.0
Mark Lynch........................................1.0.0
Richard M. Lynch...............................1.0.0
James Lynch.......................................1.0.0
Arthur Ireland.....................................1.0.0
James D'Arcy.....................................1.0.0
Henry Comerford...............................1.0.0
Robert Power.....................................1.0.0
George Rutledge.................................1.0.0
Walter Joyes.......................................1.0.0
P.M. Burke........................................1.0.0
Miss Anne Geoghegan........................1.0.0

IN CHANCERY

George Acheson, and
Deborah Acheson, otherwise Evans, his Wife,
Plaintiffs,
John Fair, acting Executor,
Of Henry Cannon and Administrator
with the will annexed of William Cannon and others, Defendants.
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George Acheson, Administrator of Deborah Acheson ,Deceased, Plaintiffs.
Same and others, Defendants.

Pursuant to the Decree in this cause, bearing the date, the 4th day of June, 1840, I require all creditors and legatees of William Cannon, late of Hill-mount, in the county of Galway, Esq., deceased, the testator in the pleading in this cause named to come in before me in my Chambers, on the Inns Quay, City of Dublin, on or before, the 15th day of September next, and proceed to prove the same, otherwise they will be precluded the benefit of said decree.
     Dated, this 1st day of August, 1840.
     Thomas Goold.
Charles Fitzgerald, Plaintiffs Solicitor, 4 Grattan st., Dublin.

NOTICE

     That no person is at liberty to kill Game on the Estate of
     THOMAS B. MARTIN, ESQ., M.P.,
and any person found trespassing thereon shall be prosecuted to the full extremity of the law. Ballinahinch Castle, 15th July, 1840.
     N.B. The Mountains are poisoned.

THE CONNAUGHT JOURNAL
THURSDAY, AUGUST 13, 1840

LOUGHREA TEMPERANCE SOCIETY

     On Friday evening the 21st last, there will be at the Assembly Rooms, a grand and magnificent Soiree of the above Society, the rooms will be fitted up in superb style, the Committee of the Society are to act as Stewards, they have engaged for the occasion, an excellent amateur band and they pledge themselves that on their part, no cost, no exertions will be spared, to meet the tastes, the wants, and the wishes of the ladies and gentlemen who may attend. The Chair will be taken by the Rev. J. Mulloney, [President of the Society], at eight o'clock precisely. The Committee instead to establish a library for the use of the Society, and as libraries are, for similar purposes, being now established in different parts of Ireland, it is to be hoped that, through the exertions of the Rev. Mulloney highly talented President of the Society, and Mr. M. Winter who [in the absence of the President] acts as Chairman, and the other active and intelligent Gentlemen of the Committee, such a library will be established as will be a source of amusement and mental improvement to the Members of the Loughrea Teetotal Society.
     The Stewards have determined to invite as guests, the Protestant and Catholic Clergy of the town, and neighbouring Parishes, to prove the world that they are unbiased by anything bordering upon sectarian feeling or prejudice, in their efforts towards the moral and mental improvement of their fellow townsmen.

FASHIONABLE ARRIVALS

     Fetherstone O'Neil, Esq., and Lady, have arrived at Bunowen Castle, of a visit to John A. O'Neil, Esq.
     Lieutentant Colonel Greaves, Military Secretary, departed a few days since from Menlo Castle, the residence of Sir V. Blake, Bart., on a visit to John A O'Neill, Esq., of Bunowen Castle.

BIRTH

     At Monkstown, the lady of the O'Connor Don, M.P. of a son.

MARRIED.

     On the 11th, instant, at Powers court Church, in the county of Wicklow, by the Rev. Robert Daly, John, second son of the late John D'Arcy, Esq., Clifden Castle, in this county, to Sarah Anne, Eldest daughter of Robert Tilly, Esq, Chantilly, County Dublin.
     On the 3d instant, Major R.E. Burrowes, to Frances Catherine, eldest daughter of the late Hon. Sir Robert Le Poer Trench, Lieutenant Colonel 74th Regiment.
     On the 23d ult., at South-park, the residence of his father, Nicholas Balfe, Esq. High Sheriff of the county Roscommon, Kate Mary, youngest daughter of the late Michael Balfe, Esq. to Morgan O'Connell, Esq second son of the Liberator, and lat M.P. for the county Meath.

DIED

     On the 12th instant, of a few days illness, at the age of 80 years, Mrs. Eliza Agnew, relict of Captain Agnew of this town, and mother of the Rev. Thomas Agnew of Dominican Convent. She is most deservedly and sincerely regretted.

[COMMUNICATED]

     At the Wood-quay, on Monday night last, after a tedious and lingering illness, in the 21st year of his age, Mr. Martin Clougherty. Few young then ever carried to the grave as much public sympathy and regret and few, if any, ever deserved it more justly, as he possessed all these rare and endearing qualities, which are the constant companions of a pure and amiable christian, whose heart and soul are free from dissimulation and deceit. His general manners, unassuming habits, rectitude of conduct and a high sense of integrity, blended with a suavity of mind, raised him high in the estimation of all classes of his townsmen, and which was fully evinced by the long rain of mourning friends which accompanied his remains for interment to the family burial ground at the Abbey Convent. He was an exemplary good son, and amiable and indulgent brother, a sincere and affectionate friend, and above all ever ready to sympathise in and relieve the distresses of his fellow creature, whenever it lay in his power to perform (to him) so pleasing an office. But it would seem that goodness and amiability (such as he was possessed of) will not be allowed to come to maturity for when about to expand its enviable qualities that ruthless tyrant Death lays the axe to the root and carries off all that was promising and good, leaving nothing behind but sorrow, misery and regret with this only pleasing consolation that
     "God takes the good, too good on earth to stay,
     "And leaves the bad too bad to take away."

To the Editor of the Connaught Journal

     SIR- As the Proprietor of a Pharmaceutical Establishment in this town, the character which having been assailed by a statement as malicious in its design, as it is unsupported by facts, may I request you will be good enough to give publicity to the following through the median of your Journal.
     A poor man on Saturday week, brought me a prescription of Mr. Brown's (Surgeon), to get compounded, which having been done, and used by him, for some days, he returns, nothing improved to the said sage Surgeon, who at a loss to account for the cause, asks for the bottle, looks at its contents, and then says, "It had not the appearance of being properly prepared!" Hearing this, and being conscious that such was not the case, I wrote to him, to ascertain whether he made such an assertion and if so, upon what grounds, to which he replied in a vague and very unscientific manner. I wrote again, requesting a more satisfactory explanation, which as yet he has not had the courtesy to give, probably from the best of all reasons, because he could not. I am now consequently, in vindication of my professional character, compelled to give a true version of the matter, not indeed contending for the propriety of the prescription, but for the accuracy with which it was compounded, and the more particularly, as this is not the first time this gentleman has thus covertly presumed to assail my reputation, quite undeservedly, and in a manner so unbecoming, and I am proud to say all very unlike the conduct of all his other professional brethren in town. In conclusion, I would respectfully say a word to my fellow labourers in Pharmacy, to some of whom he is not unknown, "Hie niger est huue to Romane caveto."
     I have the honor to be,
          Your obedient servant.
               J.M'Swinney,
          Member of the Apothecary Company. Medical Repository, Shop-street, Galway, Aug. 12, 1840.

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     In the Cork Union, where the Poor Laws have been in operation for some time, and the rate levied 10d. in the pound, it has been ascertained that the sum of only two pence halfpenny is appropriated for the support of each pauper, per diem, whilst 7 1/2d. is given for the payment of the officers under the Act! Thus the Staff consumes three fourths of the entire rate levied off the entire Union.
     Tuesday morning, Mr. Joseph B. Conway, while shooting on the lands of Cilmaley, within a few miles of Ennis, fired at a duck when unfortunately he lodged three grains of heavy shot in the head and two in the belly of a child, named Gorman, only twelve years of age. The boy was about 100 yards distant, when the accident occurred, and apparently guarded from danger by an intervening hedge. He was immediately conveyed to Hospital and continued for some time in imminent danger, but is now likely to do well.
     Mr. F.W. Beaumont is committed in default of bail by the Head Police Office, Dublin, for sending a challenge to Captain Ellison, 88th Regt. whom he foolishly suspected of an intrigue with his wife.

THE CONNAUGHT JOURNAL
THURSDAY, AUGUST 20, 1840

REPEAL OF THE UNION
GREAT CONNAUGHT PROVINCIAL MEETING AT TUAM.

     This great public demonstration, which has excited such considerable attention thoroughout the empire for several weeks past, came off on Thursday last, in the ecclesiastical capital of the province of Connaught. The objects of the meeting, as stated in the requisition, were, "to take into consideration the propriety of petitioning parliament for the Repeal of the statute for the Legislative Union of Great Britain and Ireland, and also to petition for the extension of the elective franchise in Ireland, and for the more convenient mode of registration of voters; " and whether we consider the paramount importance of this great measure to the welfare of this country, the prominent part which Connaught has taken in the present great agitation for Repeal, the influence of the fading personages who took part in the proceedings, or the immense assemblage of the great body of the people who were present on the occasion, the meeting must be pronounced to be the most important which has been ever held in the west of Ireland. From an early hour in the morning crowds of the sturdy peasantry of Galway and Mayo were seen moving along all the roads leading to the town, while the streets were filled with dense masses of the people, all anxiously awaiting the hour at which the proceedings were expected to commence. A large platform capable of accommodating several hundreds of persons was erected in front of the market-house, but it was subsequently found to be much too small to hold the numbers who considered themselves entitled to a place on it. The windows of the Town-hall, and of all houses commanding a view of the platform, were crowded with fashionable ladies, and large sums were in many instances paid by them for favourable situations. Though the excitement and enthusiasm of the people was thus at the highest, it is to be regretted that the same spirit in favour of the great cause of Ireland' legislative independence did not appear to be communicated to the weather. In fact, from the heavy showers which pursued each other through the heavens without intermissions during the early part of the day, one could almost imagine that the prayers of the opponents of Repeal had been for once heard, & that the elements had combined for the purpose of presenting the people of Connaught from giving expression to their feelings in favour of the present glorious agitation. Shortly before one o'clock the rain increased and continued to pour down on the devoted heads of the assemblage with redoubled fury, and there was not the slightest appearance of a favourable changes taking place until after two o'clock. Mr. O'Connell and the other occupants of the platform, however, maintained their position throughout, and numerous plans were proposed for an adjournment to the old chapel, the sessions-house, &c.; but as no building in the town could accommodate any material portion of the assemblage, it was finally resolved to persevere in remaining in their original situation. In the mean time the immense multitude that thronged the square in front of the platform, and a considerable portion of the adjoining streets, continued to occupy their places with a stoic indifference to wet, which could only be met with, in that "land of showers," the west of Ireland. Like every other opposition to the persevering determination of the people, the rain primarily "gave way" - "the elements relented," and at about two o'clock a gleam of sunshine-like a presentiment of the triumph of the cause of Ireland succeeded.
   

 The Right Hon. Lord Ffrench was unanimously moved to the chair and the proceedings commenced.
     It is to be regretted that no means were taken to ascertain the names of the gentlemen present, and any list which we could give most necessarily be altogether imperfect, as the majority of the most distinguished individuals in attendance were unknown to us. We think it but right, also to state that the necessary accommodation was not provided for the newspapers reporters, who were all obliged to take notes standing among the crowd or in any other position which themselves could select.
     Among the more distinguished personages we recognized on the platform were, Lord Ffrench; D. O'Connell, Esq., M.P.; J.J. Bodkin, Esq. M.P.; R.D. Browne, Esq., M.P.; Sir Samuel O'Malley, Bart.; Hon. Thomas Ffrench,; Val. O'Connor Blake, Esq., Towershill; Nicholas Blake, Esq. Ffrenchfort; James Kirwan, Esq.Gardenfield; James Blake, Esq., Vermont; Rev. Dr. Kirwan, P.P. Outerard; John Kilkelly, Esq, Mosfort; J. Francis Browne, Tuam; Very REv. John MacHale, P.P., V.G. Hollymount; James Ffrench, Esq. Frenchgrove, Anthony O'Kelly, Esq; Francis Blake, Esq, Carraroe; J.P. Cruice, Esq. Dunmore; Walter Blake, Esq., Dunmore; John Brown Lynch, Esq. Clonkelly; Jeremiah Tully, Esq., Comkill; Robert French, Beagh, Esq; Mark French, Esq., Bushy park; John Lynch, Cloonkeely, Esq; Henry Blake, Esq. Vermont; John Prendergast, Esq. M.D., Tuam; Patrick Blake, Esq, Frenchfort; B. Kelly, Esq. Clondoyle; F. Blake Foster, Esq., Abbeyknockmoy; F. Wade, Esq. Moyneshill; P. Hanley, Esq. Kilroe; Richard Kelly, Esq. (Tuam Herald); Jeremiah Tully, Esq., Solicitor; John Adams, Esq. Solicitor; Thomas Browne, Esq. Tuam; Rev. Dr. Cullinane, President, St. Jarlath's College; Reverend James Dwyer, P.P., Claregalway, Thomas Kearne, P.P. Lacka; T. M'Caffrey, P.P. Kiltolla; H. Kelly, P.P. Kilkerrin; J. Mollay, P.P. Donapatrick; R. Welsh, P.P. Headford; J. Loftus, R.A. Tuam; P. Joyce, Fairhill; M. Curley, P.P. Mountbellew; P. Garsey, P.P., Adrigoole, &c. &c. To do any justice to the respectability of the meeting our list should be considerably longer, but from the circumstances already stated, we were unable to procure any other names except those given above.

THE CONNAUGHT JOURNAL
THURSDAY, AUGUST 27, 1840

IRISH LABOURERS IN ENGLAND

     The influx of Irish reapers into the town of Doncaster during the past week or ten days has been immense, far exceeding that of any other year; and if we are to judge from the numbers who have passed through this town, we should say there is much larger importation than the harvest field will be able to find work for. The town council, in order to relieve those who are really destitute, have granted an allowance of bread to such of them as are considered worthy objects. Within the last ten days nearly 600 of these poor creatures have received relief in Doncaster. The allowance is one pound of bread at night, and half a pound in the morning. In addition to this they are accommodated with a lodging in the rubbing stable adjoining the race course, the floor of which has been covered with clean straw for their reception.--Doncaster Chronicle.
     We fear that the above mentioned poor fellows are not worse off than thousands of their unfortunate countrymen, who are annually compelled, at this season, to forsake their wretched homes, and families, and work at the hands of the Saxon, by the hardest toil, and privations almost incredible the miserable means of satisfying the rent-call of the inexorable driver of an inexorable absentee landlord.
     A gentleman who arrived in town yesterday morning from Liverpool, informs us that hundreds of Connaught labourers who had gone over in the hope of getting employed at the harvest work now crowd the streets of that town in a state of the most helpless destitution, totally unprovided with food or shelter. The cause assigned for the disappointment in obtaining work is the slackness of trade in the manufacturies - the hands heretofore engaged in this way being now obliged to avail themselves of any species of labour.

TO BE LET
From the first day of May last, to the first day of May next.

Bawnmore, near Athenry, containing about 75 acres Irish Measure.
Ruanemore, near Loughgeorge, containing about 60 do.
     The Grass of said Land is preserved since the first of May last.
     Proposals to be received by Mr. Laurence Glynn, Millbrook, Claremorris.
August 24, 1840.

 

BIRTH

     In Dominick street, the Lady of James Lynch, Esq., of a Son and Heir.

MARRIED.

     On the 24th instant, in the parish church of Kilmain, County Mayo, by the Rev. F. Rutledge, of Bloomfield, Thomas Fair, Esq. of Fortville, to Margaret, second daughter of Captain Lynch; and afterwards at Ballycurrin Castle, the seat of her father, by the Rev. Richard Walsh, P.P. of Headford. The happy couple, accompanied by several friends, immediately after the ceremony proceeded to Fortville, where they partook of a dejuener prepared for the occasion.
     At Castletownroche, Loftus Henry Bland, Esq. Barrister at Law, to Charlotte Elizabeth Grace Annesley; and George White West, Esq., Barrister at Law, to Georgiana Grove Annesley, second and third daughters of Lieut-General the Hon. Arthur Grove Annesley, of Ann's Grove, county Cork.
     At Southampton, The Right Hon. Lieut-Lord Keane, G.C.B. G.C.H. to Charlotte, youngest daughter of Patrick Quinn, Esq.
     At Upper Dominick-street, Dublin, William Dyas, Esq. of Trim, County of Meath, to Maria Julian, daughter of Patrick Quinn, Esq.

DIED.   

     In High-street, aged six months, Peter, son of A.J. Greaves, Esq.
     In Bridge-street, the infant of Mr. Patrick Redington, Pawnbroker.
     At Spanishtown, Jamaica, Cornelius Clarke, Esq. late of Loughrea, county Galway.

IN CHANCERY.

John Eyre, a. Giles Eyre.
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Henry Francis Spencer,
Minor of Michael George Prendergast,
Plaintiff.
John Eyre and others, Defendants.

Pursuant to my Report bearing date the 18th day of August, 1840, and to the order bearing date the 16th day of May, 1840, made in these causes I will on Wednesday, the 2nd day of September at the Hour of One o'Clock in the Afternoon, at my Chambers on the Inn's Quay, Dublin, Set Up and let by Public Cant, to the highest bidder, for Seven Years pending these causes, all that and those the lands of Lisanacody, late in the possession of Nicholas Doppin, containing about 12 acres more or less, and a Plot in Eyrecourt, also late in the possession of Nicholas Doppin; the lands of Skehana, late in the possession of Joseph Henry Cowen, Esq., containing about 62 acres; the land of Kilcrow, late in the possession of Henry Walsh and partners, containing about 92 acres; that part of the lands of Ballinakill, known by the name of Clefdarragh, late in the possession of John Corcoran and partners, containing about 61 acres; and the lands of Lewis's Park, adjoining the Town of Eyrecourt, containing 5 acres or thereabouts, and a Plot which adjoins same, and late in the possession of Robert Eyre, Esq. all which said lands and premises are situate lying and being in the Barony of Longford and County of Galway.-Dated this 20th day of August, 1840.
                  FOR MASTER HENN
                  WILLIAM CURRY.
     The tenants will be required to give two sureties in double the amount of a Years rent.
     For further particulars apply to John Brereton, Esq. , the Receiver, Eyrecourt or Parsonstown, or to Messrs. Fitzpatrick and O'Connor, his Solicitor, 41 Dominick-street, Dublin.

 


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