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.
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.
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abruptly, the case being withdrawn by the plaintiff.
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
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
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.
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:-
At Back-street, the lady of James Browne, Esq., of a son.
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.
Hon. Thomas Ffrench,Castle-French...1.0.0
George Acheson, and
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.
That no person is at liberty to kill
Game on the Estate of
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
Fetherstone O'Neil, Esq., and Lady,
have arrived at Bunowen Castle, of a visit to John A. O'Neil, Esq.
At Monkstown, the lady of the O'Connor Don, M.P. of a son.
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 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.
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
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.
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.
THE CONNAUGHT JOURNAL
THURSDAY, AUGUST 20, 1840
REPEAL OF THE UNION
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
TO BE LET
Bawnmore, near Athenry, containing about 75 acres Irish Measure.
In Dominick street, the Lady of James Lynch, Esq., of a Son and Heir.
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.
In High-street, aged six months, Peter,
son of A.J. Greaves, Esq.
John Eyre, a. Giles Eyre.
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.
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