The Northern Standard
and Monaghan, Cavan, and Armagh Advertiser.

January 12, 1839
Monaghan, County Monaghan

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   Jan. 5, in St. Mary’s church, Cheltenham, by the Rev. Cooke Otway, M.A., the Rev. F.A. Murray Patten, of Eastham, in the cohnty [sic] of Meath, to Elizabeth, eldest surviving daughter of the late Lieutenant-General Laye of the of the [sic] Royal Artillery.
   At Ballanascreen church, by the Rev. Holt Waring, the Rev. William Chichester, of Mallavilley, in the county of Armagh, to Henrietta, only daughter of the Hon. Mr. Justice Torrens.
   At St. Bride’s, Liverpool, William Hobbs, Esq. of Cork, to Mary, eldest daughter, of the late Captain Joseph Martindale, of Northumberland.
   At Castlepollard, Robert Barrett, Esq., of Blessington-street, Dublin, to Catherine Sophia, eldest daughter of George Booker, Esq., of Rookbrook, county Westmeath.
   At St. Ann’s church, Belfast, William Booker, Esq. of Belfast, to Margaret, second daughter of the late Joseph Dawson, Esq. of Lisnamorrow House, county Derry, for many years governor, &c., on the Western Coast of Africa.
   At Peter’s church, John Hitchcock, of Antrim, Esq., to Kate, third daughter of Robert Hitchcock, of Pembroke-place, Esq., Barrister-at-Law.

   Jan. 8, at No. 6, Merrion-square, East, FitzPatrick FitzGerald Fox, third son of the Baron de Roebeck, aged four years and nine month[s.]
   Jan. 4, ot [sic] Rathmines, in his 37th year, Mr. John Newbold of Upper Merrion-street, Dublin.
   Jan. 6, of water on the brain, after three days’ illness, Robert, youngest son of Joseph J. Stephens, Esq. of Lower Gardiner-street, Dublin, aged nine years.
   At Swansea, aged 75 years, Mrs. Hatton, only surviving sister of John Philip Kemble, Esq. and Mrs. Siddons. As “Ann of Swansea” she was well known in the literary world.
   William Ironside, Esq., of the 33d Regiment.
   January 6, aged 91 years, at Palace Anne, near Bandon, the seat of her son, Arthur Beamish Bernard, Esq., Elizabeth, daughter of the late Arthur Bernard, Esq. of the same place, and relict of the late Richard Beamish, Esq. of Raharoon.
   January 4, at her father’s residence, in Cork, Sarah, youngest daughter of Captain Spread, R.N.


County of Mayo. 

Murder.--Mr. Reynolds, the Coast Guard officer stationed in the island of Achill, received a beating in that place last week, that has caused his death. The statement which has reached us relative to the melancholy event is--that a dispute having arisen between the deceased and some of the peasantry--for some cause that we have not heard--he was assailed on going towards his house with stones; and he having returned to identify those who threw them, either entered a house for that purpose, or was dragged in, where while a man held him a woman struck him on the head with a sort of spade. Under the effects of this blow Mr. Reynolds lingered several days, and died on Tuesday last.


Fire in Kilkenny.--A fire accidentally broke out at a late hour on Friday night in the agent’s offices belonging to the Marquess of Ormonde, on the Parade; and, notwithstanding that the utmost exertions were used to check the progress of the flames, all efforts were unavailing--the interior of both offices, together with the books, papers, &c., contained in them being totally consumed. No document of much value was lost--all the papers of importance belonging to the noble Marquess being deposited in the evidence-chamber at the castle.--Kilkenny Moderator.


To Correspondents. 
   We have received some communication which the bustle and hurry attendant on a first publication, have prevented us from attending to, they are however under consideration and if suitable will appear in our next number. 
   We cannot comply with the request of our friend “Amicus” to publish a list of our subscribers--’Twould be a policy neither polite nor wise. 
   We thank “an old inhabitant of Monaghan” for his advice respecting “The most profitable course of Politics” but we will not profit by it, our political faith is too firmly based to be so shaken by sordid considerations. We however, give our correspondent credit for friendly intentions. 
    We would not wish to offend the feelings of any individual, but we must in justice to ourselves refuse publication to the poetic effusion of “Dandy Dinmont.” 
   Communications on Political and Literary subjects; details of local occurrences, Legends of the neighbourhood, &c., will be attended to by the Editor, if sent postage free, otherwise they will be refused, except with such persons as arrangements have been made with. 
   In answer to our friend from Loughgall we beg leave to inform him and the public that the following persons will receive subscriptions and advertisements for this Journal, viz.; Mr. M’Waters, Printer and Stationer, English Street, Armagh; Mr. M’Mahon, Hotel, Clones; Mr. Twibill, Castleblayney; Mr. S. Gray, Ballybay; Mr. Johnston, Printer and Stationer, Cavan; Doctor Clarke, Belturbet; and Mr. Williams, Hotel, Aughnacloy.

The Late Storm. 
On the night of Sunday last the storm which ravaged the kingdom, was felt severely in the town of Monaghan. About half past eleven o’clock the gale which had been gradually increasing for some time swelled into a most terrific hurricane and about three a.m. on Monday morning, the power of air rushing from the south-west bore every thing before it with resistless force. The slates and roofing of several houses were born upon the raging element as if they were leaves upon the breeze, and the cowering and terrified inhabitants looked upon the devestation [sic] with arms palsied with fear, and in trembling awe looked to the Almighty dispenser of all things, for an abatement of the fury of the winds of heaven. To add to the horror of the scene, a fire burst forth from the chimney of Mr. John Murray’s, Church-square, and the sparks and flame were dashed upon the roofs of several thatched houses which occupy one side of the Diamond. For upwards of one hour the flue, which, we believe, had not been swept for a length of time, threw forth masses of fire which were hurled by the tempest to a great distance and occasioned much additional alarm, but thank God no more evil result followed. The fire burnt itself out, and the roofs of the houses on which the sparks had fallen were so saturated with wet from the rain and snow which had fallen on the previous days that they were immediately extinguished. However, several dwellings present to the view a frightful wreck; many chimnies were injured and we regret to say that three of the small spires which ornamented our beautiful church, were thrown from their bases and broken to pieces. The amount of damage done in the neighbourhood is enormous. The farm yards are a melancholy spectacle; hay, straw, oats, wheat and barley have been in almost every instance heaped together in a dreadful confusion; turf-ricks have been tosseed [sic] to a distance scarcely credible, and much of the fine old timber which graced the domains of the nobility and gentry of our neighbourhood, had been torn up by the roots. The beautiful plantation in the demesne of Mrs. Leslie, of Glasslough, has been suffered to a great extent, and the residence of Edward Lucas, Esq., of Castleshane, M.P., has severely felt the force of the storm. The memory of the oldest inhabitants of this country cannot furnish us an instance of such devastation in so limited a period--and not to storm alone are many of the injuries to be attributed--fire has, in sundry places, lent its aid to the terrible destruction. In Glasslough, a small town within five miles of Monaghan, eight houses were burned to the ground, and their inhabitants driven houseless into the streets; but it affords no pleasure, amidst the recital of so much calamity, to be able to state that no human being was deprived of life. In Killalea, between Glasslough and Armagh, great havoc has been commited [sic] by the combined elements of destruction. The town of Clones, from its elevated position, felt the full force of the tempest; and Ballybay, Castleblaney, and Carrickmacross have had many houses rendered untenantable. Several carts, laden with pork, &c. coming from the direction of Clones to our market, on Monday were compelled to return, in consequence of the numerous impediments on the roads, caused by fallen trees.--Several families in Middleton have been deprived of the shelter of a roof, and are at present trespassing on the kindness of their neighbours for a home and a screen from the inclemency of the weather which still continues very severe. Aughnacloy, a small town in the county Tyrone, and ten miles from Monaghan presents a melancholy picture of destruction--several houses were unroofed, and some totally in ruins. Within about two miles of the last mentioned place a poor man was killed while endeavouring to rescue his family from the ruins of his once comfortable dwelling. A woman was killed in the neighbourhood of Glentubret, but the particulars of the case have not yet reached us. The Belfast and Enniskillen Mail which should have arrived here at one o’clock on Monday morning, did not reach until ten o’clock, A.M.  This vehicle was upset at Shantly, near this town, and Patrick Mar, the driver’s thigh received a compound fracture, under which the poor man has been since suffering. The Dublin and Derry Mail did not arrive here until 7 o’clock, three hours after its appointed time--indeed few, if any, of the coaches have been able to reach their destination at the appointed time, in consequence of the severity of the weather. Every hour brings tidings of fresh disasters; and the accounts from the sea coasts which we copy from our cotemparies [sic] are truly frightful.


We perceived by placards and hand-bills that a reward of £30. has been offered by the authorities for the apprehension and conviction of the ruffians who, on the 30th ult. entered the church of Tydavnet, in the town of Ballinode, County Monaghan and committed sacrilege, and other offences therein[.]  We trust this method, complied with the activity of the police, may succeed in bringing to condign punishment the wretches who, in defieence [sic] of every law, human and divine, could perpetrate so daring an outrage.


The Constabulary. 
T.P. O’Connor, Esq., of the police from Kingstown, is appointed Sub-Inspector of the county Mayo, in the room of Captain Gleeson.


Joseph Richardson, Esq., eldest son of the Rev. John Richardson, Lesh, has been appointed a justice of the peace for the county of Fermanagh.


Sudden Death from Apoplexy. 
On the 10th instant, an inquest was holden in the townland of Cordoola, Parish of Tullycorbet, before Robert Murray, Esq., of Beechhill, Coroner for the county, on view of the body of Catherine Connolly, who was found in a ditch on said towland [sic].  Dr. Mitchell was axamined [sic] before the jury, and found that apoplexy was the cause of death, when the jury returned a verdict as usual in such cases, of “death by the visitation of God.”


Submitted by ajk.

Bibliographical ReferenceThe Northern Standard and Monaghan, Cavan, and Armagh Advertiser, printed and published 12 January 1839 by the Proprietor, A.W. Holmes, at the "Standard" Office, No. 1, Market-street, Monaghan. Transcribed by Alison Kilpatrick, and posted to the IrelandOldNews web site, by permission of the British Library.

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