The Kilkenny Independent
Wednesday, MAY 2, 1827
This Report has reached our Office. The
Appendix to it extends to above 1,300 pages. We take from the Report some of the
general results, as pointed out by the Commissioners themselves.
The number of Masters and Mistresses to
The number of children in attendance at
those Schools, taken on an average of the three months, in the Autumn of 1824,
D'Arcy Mahon, Esq. Commissioner of
Stamps, to Ann Honoria, relict of the late Wm. Phibbs Irwin, Esq. and daughter
and co-heiress of the late Edmond Kelly of Tidane, in the county of Galway, Esq.
and grand-niece to the late Judge Kelly.
On Monday week last, at Cheltenham, in the 69th year of his age, Francis Twiss, Esq. Mr. Twiss was highly esteemed as an accomplished scholar, and deservedly respected by all who knew him as an amiable and pious man. In early life he had studied abroad, under the celebrated commentator, Hoogroren, by whom he was distinguished as one of his most favoured pupils. He had also the advantage of having, with Mr. Pitt, at Pembroke College, Cambridge, read under Dr. Tomline, since Bishop of Winchester. Mr. Twiss was at first intended for the Church, but having early succeeded to a considerable patrimony, he did not take orders. He spent a great part of his life in theological studies, in which he acquired profound and various learning. He married Miss Fanny Kimble, a younger sister of Mrs. Siddons, by whom he left several sons and daughters, the eldest of whom is Mr. Horace Twiss, the present Member for Wooton Bassett.
Book-Binding & Stationery,
Begs most respectfully to acquaint his
Friends and the Public, that BOOK-BINDING will be carried on in the same elegant
and durable manner in which it has hitherto conducted by the late Mr. PEMBROKE-
and hopes by paying every attention to the execution of any Orders, with which
he may be favoured, to merit that share of public Patronage which this
establishment has hitherto received.
There is a prevented duel obscurely alluded to in one of the Morning Papers.- The parties, we understand, are Mr. James Grattan, M.P. for the County of Wicklow, and one of the Wingfield family, and the cause of quarrel has relationship to the Orange Petition got up in that County. There has been an arrest, but no name is given.--Morning Register.
SUICIDE IN A WATCH-HOUSE.--Last night
and Inquest was held before Mr. Thomas Higgs, Coroner, on the body of Phillis
Ann Young, at a Tavern adjoining Convent-garden Watch-house.
SHOCKING OUTRAGE- A very wanton and
disgraceful occurrence took place in Caher on Sunday se'nnight. Three of the
Police were walking up the street, one of them was in a state of inebriety, when
they were met by a young man named Dwyer, a butcher, who was intimate with them,
and who happened, in a jocular way, to accost one of them, when the tipsey
Policeman, whose name is Jackson, drew his sword, struck Dwyer above the elbow,
and nearly divided the muscles and tendons of his arm; thus disabling the
unfortunate young man, who was the support (in these hard times) of a large and
helpless orphan family. Up to this moment, there has been no steps taken by the
Chief Constable to bring this fellow to punishment, and he has been allowed to
retain his fire and side-arms, to the terror of his Majesty's loyal and
peaceable subjects.--Tipperary Free Press.
Mr. Ackwright acknowledges to have received from John Helsham, Esq., £10, in aid of the funds of the Mendicity Institution.
The Committee of the above
Institutions, in making this Appeal to the Public, are aware of the many and
pressing calls made at this period on its liberality; but, from the former
experience, they truest that the claims of THREE HUNDRED Bed-ridden Objects will
not be made in vain. Nearly that number is at present on the Lists, and
applications from others are hourly increasing.
TO BE LET
This Establishment is unquestionably
the oldest in Kilkenny for the WOOLLEN & LINEN TRADE, and is confessedly the
first situation in Kilkenny for that Business. It is equally well adapted for
the SPIRIT TRADE, having extensive Vaults under William-street, a convenient
Yard and Back-door, with the Hall-door opening into William-street.
The Kilkenny Independent
Saturday, MAY 12, 1827
Whereas, on the night of the 23d of
April, Three Cows, the Property of Mathew Ryan, of Closcreg, in the Parish of
Kilfane, and Barony of Gowran, were so barbarously wounded, by some malicious
persons or persons unknown, that two of them have since died- and on the night
of Thursday, the 26th of April, two Ploughs and a Harrow, the Property of Thomas
Seigne, were cut and destroyed on the said Lands.
CANADA- There appears great hast in sending off the military to Canada. The Romney, 50 gun ship, is ordered off with the transports; three of the latter were ordered off from Portsmouth to Ireland in an hour's notice, to take in troops at the Irish ports.--Globe of Saturday
EMIGRATION- Emigration from Ireland to America, through Waterford, continues to an extent quite unprecedented. The fine ship the Bolivar, of Waterford six months old, the sole property of our fellow-citizen, Mr. John Carigar, of 385 tons register, burthen about 800 tons, sailed on Thursday for Halifax with about 350 passengers. She is intended to continue the North American trade.--Waterford Mirror
On the 2d instant, at the advanced age of 77, George Allman, of Overton, near Bandon. He was a man endued with mental faculties of an extraordinary vigour; and he employed them, unremittingly, in promoting the happiness of his fellow-creatures. The first to introduce, with effect, the cotton trade into the South of Ireland, by the unassisted exercise of his own genius, an unbending integrity in the discharge of his commercial engagements, he conducted it with such success to rival the English establishments in that department of manufacture.
AT A MEETING OF THE PARISHIONERS of St. MARY'S, City of Kilkenny, held at the VESTRY ROOM, on WEDNESDAY, the 9th instant, for the purpose of adopting measures for the Relief of the Poor of that Parish, the following Resolutions were unanimously agreed to:-
The Rev. P. ROE in the Chair:
Resolved- That it appears to this
Meeting, that Poverty and Disease prevail to an alarming extent in this City,
and are rapidly increasing.
The Kilkenny Independent
Wednesday, MAY 16, 1827
Our esteemed contemporary, The
Tipperary Free Press, give a list of the redoubted champions to who signed
the Slievardagh Anti-Catholic Petition, to whom the KILKENNY INDEPENDENT alluded
on a former occasion. We give the names of a few of those worthies in this
At Westgrove, in the prime of life,
Phineas Riall, Esq, eldest son of William Riall, Esq. Annerville, a young
Gentleman of the most engaging manners and disposition.
In our last, we gave an account of the proceedings of the Parishioners of St. Mary's, at their Vestry Meeting, and hope that our fellow-citizens of every persuasion will cordially co-operate with them. It is admitted by all, that distress and disease prevail to an unprecedented extent amongst us, and, therefore, some public effort should be made for the alleviation of such great human suffering.- We are sorry our Chief Magistrate declined calling a public meeting, and that the Parishes should be convened by their Churchwardens for the objects of charity. We hope that he and the Corporation over which he presides will, even now, do an act of justice towards the poor, by doling out some part of the £1500 which have been withheld form them, on the appointment of the new Mayors, for some years back.
In Dublin, the Lady of the Rev. Clement
Wolseley, of a daughter.
On Sunday se'nnight, in Cork, Mr.
Edward Barrett, of Dominick-street, to Miss Mary Ann M'Namara, of St. Finbar's.
The Kilkenny Independent
Saturday, MAY 19, 1827
In Harcourt-street, the Lady of
Anthony John Dopping, Esq. of County Meath, of a daughter.
Lieutenant Lawford Miles, R.N., nephew
to Sir Edward Miles, C.B. to Eliza, eldest daughter of Denis Coyne, Esq.
Land-waiter, of Waterford.
On the 11th instant, at Tallaght House,
County of Dublin, Ellen, the wife of Major James Palmer, Inspector-General of
JAMES B. NOWLAN
Begs to inform his Friends and the Public that he has received several Bales of
Woolen and Manchester Goods,
consisting of prime Saxony, Black, Blue, and Medly Cloths; Refine and Livery Cloths; Single and Double Milled Cashmeres, of the newest shades; a great variety of the newest Fancy Waistcoating Nankeens, Russia Ducks, Jeans, Barragons, Moleskins and Fustians. These are well adapted to the present season, and are now ready for inspection at his New Establishment, Adjoining the Tholsel, which has been Opened this Day, under the denomination of
THE CLOTH HALL.
He has also received a splendid
assortment of Grecian Gemp and Thread Lace; Bobbinets, Quillings, Vests, Caps,
and Collars; Lustrings, Gres de Naples, Norwich Crapes, and Bombazines; Crape,
Frenc Nett and Rockspun Shawls- a great variety of the newest London Chints
Muslins, Calicoes, and Batiste Dresses; 7-8 and 4-4 Linens; 4-4 and 5-4
Sheeting, Lawns, Diapers, Cambries, Long Cloths and Shirtings; a great variety
of Plain, Figured and Fancy Muslins, Worked Flounces, &c, &c.
THE NORTHERN LINEN WAREHOUSE
Having improved the greater part of
these Goods from the most eminent Houses in England and Scotland, and purchased
them on the best Terms, he is enabled to sell at very Reduced Prices.
TO BE LET,
The House is in good order, well circumstanced for Business, and has an
CHARITABLE AND BENEVOLENT SOCIETIES
The Members of these Societies return
their grateful Thanks to the distinguished and highly talented Preacher, The
Rev. Mr. GRIFFITH, for the very eloquent and effective Sermon preached by him at
St. James Chapel, on Sunday, the 6th inst., which produced the sum of £57 5s.
including the following Donations:-
MICHAEL POTTER, respectfully informs his Friends and the Public, that, in addition to his former Stock, he has just received an extensive supply of
TEAS, RAW AND REFINED SUGAR, WINES, GROCERIES, &c.
which, having purchased at the first Mercantile Houses for Cash,
he is enabled to sell at extremely reduced Prices. He particularly recommends to
the attention of the Public, his Stock of Cork and Marlfield MALT WHISKEY,
which, for age, strength and flavour cannot be excelled.
HE HAS ALSO RECEIVED (NEXT DOOR)
M.P. hopes to secure for the above
establishments a continuance of that support which they have hitherto received,
by giving articles of the best description at the lowest possible prices.
BEGGARS- We learn from a Correspondent at Courtmasberry, that a
vessel has been laying there from a more Western part of the Country, during the
last three weeks, wind bound with a cargo, consisting of 220 beggars, destined
for Wales, whither they are going to beg. It is additionally stated to us, that
were it not for the aid afforded by some charitable and benevolent individuals
of that neighbourhood, to these unfortunate beings, they would have perished for
want; the sojourn of the vessel having so greatly exceeded the period calculated
upon for effecting her passage.--Cork Paper.
The Kilkenny Independent
Wednesday, May 30, 1827
ANTI-CATHOLIC PETITION- ORANGE ARTIFICES
One important advantage attending the
publication of Signatures to Anti-Catholic Petitions, in the several Counties of
Ireland, is the exposure of the actual weakness and insignificance of the Orange
party, and of the artifices employed to give it apparent strength and
consequence. In the County of Kilkenny, for instance, the Orangemen represented
every Protestant to be hostile to Catholic Emancipation. But how many, in fact,
of the whole Protestant population of this County signed the Anti-Catholic
petition?- Twenty-five. Again, what was the case in the County of Carlow? The
whole number of Protestants that could be found to petition for the continuance
of the persecutions of the penal code was only sixteen, tho' these conscientious
gentlemen contrived to swell their number to twenty-eight. By what
ingenious manoeuvre did they produce this apparent increase? To explain the
secret we must first give the names.
The Treasurers of the Charitable Society acknowledge the receipt of £8 14s. 1 1/2 d. per Pat. Byrne, Esq., a bequest of the late Miss Archdekin.
CONSISTORIAL COURT OF OSSORY.
The following Tithe Trials tho' not given in the regular order of time are of too much importance to be omitted:-
TITHE TRIALS-THURSDAY, MARCH 28
After the Plenary cases had been
severally called over, and rules entered thereon, the Court proceeded to the
trial of praedial Tithe Suits, from amongst which we select a few for public
notice, as of more than ordinary moment from the decision of the Rev. and
Learned Surrogate, as to the VIEW and VALUATION of Titheable Crops.
The Praedial Tithe trials were resumed
this day, at half-past twelve o'clock, before his Worship the Surrogate.
Castlecomer Catholic Male and Female Free Schools.
It will be required that the Master
shall be perfectly competent to conduct his Scool on the Lancasterian System.
None need apply, who cannot produce respectable testimonials of character.
HOUSE OF COMMONS- Wednesday, May 23.
Mr. J.W. CROKER being returned for the
Dublin University, took the oaths and his seat.
ATTACK ON MR. GRUBB'S FLOUR CARTS.
Seven bags of Flour, the property of Samuel Grubb, Esq. of Clogheen, were taken from his carts at about 12 o'clock on Friday, midway between Knocklofty bridge and this town, at the county Waterford side of the Suir, by a number of half-starved miserable wretches, consisting of about 30 men, and 70 women and children. The bags were immediately ripped open and the women and children commenced filling their aprons, hats, &c. some of the children began to eat it most ravenously, and said that "they were given to starving long enough, and could not bear with the hunger longer." We are aware of the extreme poverty that exists in this part of the country- we know that even the potatoes intended for seed, are consumed by the starving peasantry; we know the terrible state to which they are reduced by the want and disease-we know all this, yet we must tell these misguided people that this violation of the law but serves to make their miserable condition worse. The gentleman whose property was plundered, is esteemed by every person who knows him; besides giving employment to a great number of persons, he is charitable and kind to the poor of his neighbourhood; we are, therefore, sorry that his property should be taken in this way, and would recommend, as a preventive of such scenes, the adoption of a system of modified poor laws, which would relieve the resident gentry, the industrious shop-keeper and farmer from the sole support of the poor, and saddle the absentee Lord with a due proportion of their expenses.--Tipperary Free Press.
At Termoneeny, Londonderry, the lady of
the Rev. R. Alexander, of a daughter.
In Strangford Chapel, on the 14th
inst., by the Rev. Charles Woolsey, Francis Despard, Esq. Comptroller of
Customs, &c. Strangford, to Hannah, only child of Wm. Bishop, Esq. of said
On the 3d instant, at Naples, after a
few house' illness, Anne Marchioness of Abercom, and sister of the Earl of
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