THE CONNAUGHT JOURNAL
THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 3, 1840
Stabbing a Female- Friday a young man
named Thomas Cooke, residing at 91, Dorset street, was brought before the
magistrates in custody, charged with having stabbed Susan Lloyd (an unfortunate
woman of the town) last evening at the Post office, between nine and ten
ROYAL DUBLIN SOCIETY
The Royal Dublin Society has commenced
the erection of a museum, statue gallery and school of art, upon their premises
in Kildare street, after a design by John Papworth, Esq., and will, it is said,
be in perfect architectural harmony with the society's house, to which it will
form a wing. The principal front will face Merrion-square, presenting an arched
collonade, forming a garden next to the lawn.
Murder-On Wednesday evening a man named Griffith, a sawyer, who came in from the country to the races, was savagely murdered by another sawyer named Fitzpatrick. The latter, believing him to be a colt, took up a stone and struck him in a dreadful blow under the ear, which felled him to the ground. He was taken to his lodgings, and there expired in a short time after. His murderer has absconded.
SUDDEN DEATH OF COLONEL ARMSTRONG- The town of Portarlington and its vicinity was thrown into great consternation on Tuesday, by a report that Colonel Armstrong was suddenly taken dangerously ill, which was followed by another that he was dead; but unfortunately proved too true. He had been out walking on business immediately before the melancholy occurrence. The poor can never cease to mourn the kind master who spent a princely fortune by employing them.
At Berhampore, in the East Indies,
Andrew Wilson, Esq., of the Bengal Medical Service, to Charlotte, second
daughter of the late Hon. Edward Grey, Lord Bishop of Hereford, and niece of
At her residence, Farm Hill, county
Waterford, Mrs. Grace; relict of the late George Grace, Esq., barrister-at-law,
and former proprietor of the Clonmel Herald.
ABDUCTION AND VIOLATION
An outrage of a very atrocious
character was perpetrated on Saturday by four ruffians upon a young female the
daughter of a farmer residing about two miles on Blarney. They are four
brothers, labourers, living in the parish of Grennagh, and it appears they had
planned the abduction of the daughter of a farmer named James Walsh who it was
reported was entitled to a fortune of 200l. The daughter whose name is Margaret,
a girl of about nineteen years of age, left home on Saturday morning and was
proceeding to Cork to purchase some articles, and witness the trial of a
relative who was charged with the homicide of a man named Murphy at Grehagh
cross. She had not proceeded far on the road when she was met by the four
brothers, Denis M'Carty, James M'Carty, Callaghan M'Carty, nad Felix M'Carty,
who were driving a horse drawing a butt, which it is said they had hired for the
purpose of effecting the abduction of this young creature. When she came up with
them, and as they were travelling very slowly along the road, though she was
unacquainted with them, they addressed her by name, asking how she was, and
invited her to take a seat in the butt, and that they would bring her to Cork.
She declined for some time, but eventually they prevailed on her and all came
into Cork, and on leaving they then inquired when she would be returning, and
that they would be happy to convey her back. Denis, at the same time, pressed
her to take some refreshment, but she refused. About five o'clock in the
evening, she had executed her business and was on her way home, when she was met
again by the M'Carty's in Blarney-lane, and they pressed her to partake of some
porter. She then went into the butt, and they travelled along the road beyond
Blarney until they came to a cross which led to her father's house, where she
made an effort to go home, but , but James M'Carty whipped on the horse
violently and the other three held her down in the butt and tightly twisted her
cloak round her head. She then screamed as loud as her position would permit,
but her voice was drowned by the M'Cartys, who shouted and hallooed out as if
they were all amusing themselves still driving furiously for near five miles.
She again renewed her efforts to escape, but they knocked her down and dragged
her through several fields until they got her to the ground, and after a
desperate struggle of over half an hour Denis M'Carty at length succeeded in
violating her. She now became exhausted, and fainted, and on recovering she
would herself in their house. They did not however remain long in the house as
they feared an alarm might be given, and that a man named Lynch whom they met on
the road, might inform her father of the company she was in, when they got two
horses and Denis mounted one of them, and the unfortunate girl was brought
out of the house by the others, and put before him on the horse, and Felix and
Callaghan mounted the other animal, and they rode off by bye-roads to the parish
of Glounthawne near Kanturk, about 17 miles, and at break of day on Sunday
morning they alighted at the house of a farmer named Riordan,- In the course of
the day when the girl, for she had been watched closely by the M'Cartys had an
opportunity she acquainted Riordian's wife with what had occurred, and the
woman advised her to pretend to be dying, and at the earliest moment, as she
dreaded violence from the M'Cartys, she would seek an opportunity to let her
escape. However, an opportunity did not offer until Monday morning, when the
M'Cartys were sitting at the kitchen fire eating some potatoes, and Mrs. Riordan
took the sash out of the bed room window, in which the young girl was lying, and
put her out through it. On getting thro' window she ran a short distance when
she was missed by the M'Carthys who made chase after her, but she succeeded in
getting into the house of another farmer, and threw herself on the protection of
the farmer's wife. The door was instantly fastened but scarcely in time to
protect her, as the McCarthys followed quickly on her footsteps, and commenced
an attack on the house, which as bravely defended for over an hour by the woman
and her daughter until a child was sent to inform the Rev. Mr. Merlarty, P.P.,
of the outrage. The priest was not at home, gut his sister instantly went for
the police to rescue the unhappy girl, whose life was at this time in jeopardy
from the efforts of maltreatment and fear. When the police were coming they were
perceived by the McCarthys, who attempted to escape, but being quickly followed
by the party, two of them were captured, Denis, the principal, and Felix. The
girl was then removed home, and was attended by Mr. Oaksbott, whose description
of her appearance is too horrifying for publication.
| It is stated that Judge
Johnston has resigned his seat on the bench. Should that prove correct, Mr.
Pigot will supply his place and Mr. Moore will be Attorney-General, Dr. Stock or
Mr. Monahan, Q.C., the new Sergeant.
Donnybrook fair, this week, has proved a miserable failure, and is not even the shadow of what it was; tents, but no visitors-exhibitions but no spectators. Temperance and the Police arrangements have reformed a scene of annual debauchery.
Mr. Sharman Crawford has included in his committee of the Ulster Constitutional, the names of four clergymen of the Church of England. One of them is the Dean of Down. Another is the Rev. Mr. Boyd of Dromara, chaplain to the Lord Lieutenant. Another the Rev. Mr. Douglas, advocate of National Schools system and the fourth is the Rev. Mr. Hinks, of Killyleagh, formerly a fellow of College.
Saturday night a party of armed men attacked the dwelling of a respectable Protestant farmer, named Boyd, tenant to Henry Cole Bowen, Esq., residing at Kilturgin, Nenagh. They fired shots into the house, with the intention of murdering Boyd, as three balls were found in the wall in the direction of the bed.
A man of the name of Fitzgerald, who interfered as a peace maker, at the fair gap of Tulla, was murdered by the contending parties.
Subconstables Cormegan and Madder, against whom intoxications and riotous conduct were proved at Carlow Petty Sessions, are dismissed the police.
Mr. Charles L. Stewart, brother-in-law of Judge Perrin, has succeeded Mr. R. O'Brien, as Excise Supervisor at six-mile-bridge.
R.D. Browne, Esq., M.P., for Mayo, with Mrs. Browne, spent last week at the mansion of Doctor M'Hale. Mr. Browne arrived from Brussels to attend the Connaught Repeal meeting. He is to spend a month of the parliamentary vacation at Derrymane.
Lord Cunningham, Judge of the
Court of Sessions of Scotland, arrived at Kilroy's Hotel, in this town, this
evening, from Limerick, from which he will depart on tomorrow morning, we
suppose for Clifden and Connemara.
The 45th and 98th Regts. will be
added to the Irish establishment this month.
THE CONNAUGHT JOURNAL
THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 10, 1840
We, the undersigned, the
Nobility, Gentry, Clergy, Merchants, and Inhabitants of the Town and County of
Galway, avail ourselves of the opportunity of being assembled at our Assizes, to
tender to you the expression of our sincere regret at your having ceased to
reside amongst us.
MY LORDS AND GENTLEMEN,
An inquest was held a few days since, near Ballinrobe, on the body of a woman named Lardner, who died suddenly. It appeared that she was subject to epilepsy, and the medical gentleman deposed that "she came by her death in a fit of epilepsy."
Doctor Phelan, poor law commissioner, has given up the care of his districts to assistant poor law commissioners, preparatory to his setting out on a tour of inspection of the medical charities of Ireland, under the 48th clause of the poor law.
On the first instant, in Ballinasloe,
Arthur Ireland, Esq. of this town, to Maria, daughter of the late Patrick Keogh,
Esq. of Figh-hill, county Roscommon.
THE LATE PETER LYNCH, ESQ.
It is with unaffected sorrow, we have this day, the painful duty of recording the death of Captain Peter Lynch of Ballycunin Castle, which melancholy event took place on the 5th instant.- Captain Lynch was in the 64th year of his age, and for many years a magistrate for this county, and endured a painful and prolonged illness with fortitude and resignation of a christian.- Through life he was a gentleman of the most tender and charitable feelings, one of the kindest and most indulgent of landlords, ever ready to assist the poor.- As as parent and a husband, the most sincere love and affection endeared him to his wife and family, while his loss, as a true Sportsman will be long felt in the neighbourhood in which he lived.- He is gone, it is hoped to a better world to enjoy the reward of a virtuous and pious life, deplored and sincerely regretted by his family and a wife circle of friends and relatives, who followed his remains (carried by his tenantry by his express desire) to the Abbey at Ross, where they were deposited to the family vault.
The following Bogs on the RAFORD Estate
have been Poisoned, viz: Realyars, Cappannot, Gurtrush, Gurtnelun, and
BELFAST PETTY SESSIONS- Sept 1.
An Uncle Poisoned by his Niece.
Mary Moody, a female apparently not
more than from nineteen to twenty years of age, was charged with administering
arsenic to her uncle, Alexander Boyle, thereby causing his death.
THE CONNAUGHT JOURNAL
THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 24, 1840
|Melancholy Ocurrence- A very lamentable occurrence took
place at Omagh on Saturday night. It appeared that for some time the fields of
Mr. R. Holmes, a short distance from the town, had been greatly trespassed
on-the hay torn out of the stack, and scattered about-the potatoes dug up and
carried away, and the oats and barley greatly trodden down. Mr. Holmes, at
length determined to keep watch himself, and frighten the first persons he found
by firing over their heads. On the night in question, while he was keeping
watch, he heard a noise at some distance and discharged his gun which was loaded
with shot in that direction. It unfortunately happened that the person were much
nearer than Mr. Holmes suspected, standing in the shelter of a stook of barley,
by which they were kept out of sight. The shot took effect on both, a man and a
woman, the former person passing by the name of Krasicki, a Polish Count and a
Professor of Phrenology-the latter a fine looking but an unfortunate girl of the
town named Eliza Young. The girl received 15 grains of the shot in the left side
of the head, the Count narrowly escaped, having received only two in the cheek.
He was standing with his arm round the girl, who uttered the words "I am
killed," and fell, never to speak again. Mr. Holmes, finding what had
occurred, immediately called assistance, had the girl carried to the road, and
brought medical aid, but to no purpose. She died in a few minutes after, Mr.
Holmes at once gave himself up to the police, and was lodged in gaol.
DREADFUL ACCIDENT- On Wednesday morning Thomas Daly, one of the workmen employed in repairing St. Bride's Church, Fleet-street, in proceeding up a ladder, carrying a pot of boiling lead, slipped and fell to the ground from a height of fifteen feet. He was taken up perfectly insensible and conveyed to Bartholomew's Hospital. Besides having received many contusions, he was dreadfully scalded by the splashing of the boiling lead. His recovery is almost hopeless.
The Very Rev. Mr. M'Donnell, Superior of the order of St. Francis in Ireland, arrived here a few days since on his visitation, and we have great pleasure in announcing that the Rev. Mr. Fe?ey, a pious and exemplary clergyman of their establishment in this town, is elected guardian; and the Rev. Mr. M'Grath appointed Custos? of the province, an office to which his real talents, and mental acquirements justly entitle him.
THE BRIG KATE OF THIS PORT
We are happy to be enabled to inform the friends of the several passengers on aboard the Kate, bound for New York, that she arrived safe there on the 18th ult., all well, we will give a letter which we received too late for insertion this day, next post, from one of the passengers contradictory of all the lying reports circulated against her.
TO THE CUSTOMERS OF THE LATE MR. MARTIN, APOTHECARY, AND PUBLIC IN GENERAL.
Arrangements are being made by the
Friends of the above named, much-respected and lamented Gentleman, for the
purpose of continuing the Business of the Establishment on the most approved and
efficient principles-so as to ensure the Public every possible Advantage.
In the matter of
The Creditors who have proved their
debts under a Commission of Bankruptcy awarded, and issued against Francis
Hadley, James M'Donough and James Greham of Galway, Merchants, Dealers and
Chapmen, are desired to meet on Monday, the 5th day of October next at the hour
of 1 o'clock in the afternoon in the Court of Bankruptcy, Four Courts, Inns'
Quay, in the City of Dublin, to decide upon accepting or refusing such offer of
Composition as has been made to the creditors assembled at a meeting holden on
the 31st day of August last in this matter.
Several important and interesting
statements will be made relative to the origin and progress of the Birr
reformation, and a collection will be taken up in support of the Birr
Remarkable Character-Died, at the very advanced age of 107 years, at her son's residence, Laurel-lodge, near Moy, Mrs. Casey, widow of Mr. F. Casey, of Grange, near Moy. She outlived her husband 25 years; and was remarkable for her mild temper & religious habits. At one period of her life she had a progeny of children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren, amounting to upwards of eighty individuals! Mrs. Casey was much esteemed and respected by all her neighbours and friends.--Northern Whig.
| Lord Duncannon will attend
a meeting at Carrick-on-Suir, next Tuesday, for erecting a Savings' bank,
Charitable Loan bank, Temperance hall and Mechanics Institute.
Sugar adulterated with sand and sawdust was this week discovered on sale at Liverpool.
On the 22d instant, Laurence, youngest son of the late Thomas Mullen, Esq., of Ardmullen, county Meath, to Jane Josephine Mary, third daughter of the late Thomas Ffrench, Esq., Frenchville, in this town.
A woman, apparently the wife of one of the privates of the 88th Regiment, who embarked in the Arab steamer for Cork, at one o'clock today threw herself into the river as that vessel left the quay. Assistance was immediately rendered, and the wretched creature was saved from a watery grave. It appears that she would not be permitted to accompany her husband (if such he can be called), and in a moment of despair committed this desperate act; when brought on shore she appeared insensible.---Monitor.
TITHE INSTALLMENT- The second instalment is now in course of payment at the Castle. The clergymen who received the first instalment in person must either attend themselves to receive their share or appoint some person to do so by power of attorney. In cases where power of attorney has been granted, no new power need be conferred to entitled parties to receive the second instalment..--Evening Mail.
ARRIVAL OF THE H.M.S. ROMNEY- The second division of the 19th regiment, commanded by Captain Hudson, embarked yesterday at Cove, in H.M.S. Rodney, Captain Munsell, that vessel having arrived on Tuesday from Portsmouth. The Rodney sailed for Gibraltar this day. At an early hour on Thursday morning the first division of the 88th or Connaught Rangers, under the command of Captain Elliott, arrived at our quay from Dublin, in the Arab steamer, and proceeded to the barracks. The Arab sails this evening to return from Dublin on Saturday with the remainder of the regiment.--Cork Reporter
Mr. R. Dillon Browne, M.P. for Mayo, has enrolled his three sons as members of the Repeal Association. Rev. E. Scully and 126 Roman Catholics at Manchester, have joined the Association.
Alderman Bernard of Cork, has taken the depositions of Mr. John R. Croker, against Mr. W. Mailland for an attempt at extortion and sending him a challenge.
Mr. Joseph Heffernan, a native of the county Kerry, is apprehended in Dublin for bigamy, on a warrant from Kilkenny, where he married a second wife.
One hundred and twenty-three paupers landed at Cork on Tuesday evening, by the Jupiter steamer, having been transmitted by the Poor Law Officers in London.
The Erin-go-bragh, iron steamer, just completed in Liverpool, for the navigation of the lower Shannon, though larger than any steamer at present on the line, will not draw four feet of water.
A valuable farm house, the property of
J. Rowe, Esq., of Ballyeross house, county Wexford, was brutally destroyed in
his demesne by cutting open the belly of the animal and tearing out the
The Excise department have received instructions, that no objection be made on the part of the Revenue, to dealers in or sellers of coffee mixing chicory root with that berry.
To the Editor of the Galway Advertiser.
Sir- A friend of mine has shown me an
article in your Paper, in which it is asserted that Mrs. French had refused to
attend Divine Worship, at the Chapel of Outerard, while Doctor Kirwan had
officiated there. In justice both to Doctor Kirwan and the lady, whose name you
have so improperly introduced, I feel bound to give the most unqualified
contradiction to your statement. Mrs. French, from extreme illness, was
constrained to apply to the Bishop for a private Chaplain, until her health
should be restored, and his Lordship kindly acceded to the request. This is the
simple fact, and may I hope that you will have the decency to refrain from again
introducing Mrs. French's name in connexion with such subjects.
In the matter of Patrick Martin, Thomas Martin, Rose Martin, and Mary Anne Martin, Minors.
Pursuant to my report made in this
matter, bearing date the 3rd day of September, 1840, under the 185th general
rule of this Hon. Court, which report was duly configured, I will on Wednesday,
the 30th day of September, instant, at the hour of One o'Clock in the afternoon,
at my Chambers Inn's Quay, in the City of Dublin, Set Up and Let to the highest
and fairest Bidder, from the 1st day of November next coming, pending the
minority of the said Minor Patrick, all that and those the Mansion House, out
Offices, Farm and Lands of Lismore, and also the lands of Longford situate in
said County; and also the lands of Moneena??sha, situate in the County of the
Town of Galway; and also To Be Let, from the 29th day of September instant, a
House and plot of ground in the Town of Eyrecourt in said County, late in the
possession of Christopher Martin, Esq., deceased, and also a plot of ground
situate in the said Town of Eyrecourt, called the Flat House plot, with a garden
to the rere thereof; also another plot in said Town called Seymours plot,
called Dooleys plot; and also another House and plot with Officers therein
attached, lately in the possession of Doctor Montgomery, the said last mentioned
House and plots of ground To Be Let, pending the minority of said Minor, Rose
Martin-Dated this 16th day of September, 1840.
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