and Monaghan, Cavan, and Armagh Advertiser.
February 23, 1839
Monaghan, County Monaghan
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On Thursday, the 21st instant, at Corcreeny House, county of Tyrone, in Corthani church, county of Fermanagh, by the Rev. Allen Mitchell, vicar of Drumsnant, the Rev. Hugh Cunningham, chaplain of Omeath church, Diocese of Armagh, to Margaret, sixth daughter of the late John Reckins, Esq. of the county of Carlow.
On the 12th inst., in Waterford, Richard Barron, Esq., son of the late James Barron, Esq. of Sarahvill, county of Waterford, to Catherine, daughter of the late Richard Barron, Esq. of Durrow, county Waterford.
On the 7th inst. in Belfast, Hugh Walker, Esq. of Magherafelt, to Ann, second daughter of the late Samuel Hemphill, Esq., of Flowerfield.
Deaths.In Upper Canada, Colonel George Hamilton, of Hanksburry, third son of the late Charles Hamilton, of Hamwood, county Meath, Esq.
On the 7th inst., in John-street, Belfast, Mr. Wm. John Matthews, aged 22 years.
To the Editor of the Northern Standard.Sir,--With feelings of pleasure I have to announce to you that a very large and respectable assembly was held in the Old Hibernian School-house, in the townland of Tattinbar, adjoining the town of Roslea, at six o’clock, P.M., on Friday, the 15th inst., for the purpose of holding a tea-meeting, for the benefit of repairing that School-house. The youth, beauty, and respectability of the neighbourhood was in attendance! but, owing to the severity of the eveing, many persons could not attend, but promised a subscription. It was delightful to see the good order and unanimity that pervaded the meeting. The ladies deserve great praise for their exertions, and every person present seemed anxious to promote this good cause. When tea was over, the meeting was closed by singing and prayer.--Yours, &c.,
Roslea, Feb. 15, 1839. W.K.C.
The Bank of Ireland have this week issued a notification to the joint bank companies that they will give them specie for draughts of the Bank of England, on their deducting 10s. per cent. for the cost of freight and transit.--Dublin Paper.
Bucks Election.--Caledon George Du Pre, Esq. was, on Monday, elected representative for this county, without opposition, in the room of the Marquis of Chandos, who has been called to the House of Peers by the death of his father, the late Duke of Buckingham. On being elected, Mr. Du Pre addressed the electors at considerable length. He expressed himself a staunch supporter of the church and throne. There was a strong conviction upon his mind that the day was not far distant when all true-hearted Englishmen would be called upon to rally in support of the outworks of the monarchy, and if they were destroyed, round the monarchy itself. The ministry were in a pitiable condition--and the agitation of the corn laws was to divert public attention from the errors and imbecility of the government. With such a leader as Sir Robert Peel, and with such a gallant band of patriots as supported him, the country need be under no apprehension, and he did not despair of seeing Ireland tranquillised and rescued from the most mercenary demagogue that had ever drained the life-blood from a country (cheers).
Representation of Leitrim.--A correspondent informs us that the Conservatives of Leitrim, taking into consideration the heavy calamity which has befallen the Leitrim family, do not intend to oppose the election of Lord Clements, in his brother’s room, as member for that county; but if there is little doubt that, after the general registry, which must take place in the present year, they will be able to return at least one member.--Leitrim Gazette.
Two Mr. O’Flanagans, nephews of Chief Baron Woulfe, was [sic] appointed to situations in the Court of Exchequer; the senior to be his lordship’s registrar, the junior to the office of crier, worth £700 a year.
The Lord Mayor of Dublin has convened an Aggregate Meeting of the Freemen and Protestants, at the Round Room of the Mansion-house, on Friday next, to take into consideration the subject of Cordorate [sic] Reform.
In the list of persons who attended Lord Normanby’s “Farewell Levee,” on Friday, we observe the name of James Little, Esq., R.M., County of Cavan.
Poor Laws.--Mr. Voules, assistant commissioner, has announced the Cork Poor Law Union, embracing 145,683 acres, exclusive of 2,396 in the city. County valuation 10s. the acres, at 1s. in the pound or 6d. the acre, £3,642. City valuation, £92,783, which, at 1s. in the pound, would produce £4,686.--both sums making £8,278.--Workhouse, £14,000., to contain 2,000 paupers, at 1s. 6d. a-week--£7,800. a-year; 16 electoral districts.
The Irish Great Seal.--The new great seal for Ireland, which has just received the approval of the Queen in council, has one one side a figure of her majesty seated on a throne, supported by two figures of religion and justice; and on the other, an equestrian portrait of the Queen, the horse being led by a page in a fancy costume.
The Church.--The Lord Bishop of Derry and Raphoe has presented the Rev. William Lodge to the living of Killymard, in the Diocese of Raphoe, vacant by the death of the Rev. John Ellison; and the Rectory of Killea, of which Mr. Lodge was the incumbent, has been presented to the Rev. Charles Seymour, one of the Curates of the Cathedral.--Derry Sentinel.
Threatening Notice.--A threatening notice was left, a few nights ago, at Rochfort gate-house, threatening Sir Francis Hopkins, Bart., with the same fate as Lord Norbury. Strict injunctions were given to the gate-keeper to deliver, on pain of death, the notice to Sir Francis; and it is stated, we understand, that the person some short time ago seen, under very suspicious circumstances, loitering about the demesne, would not miss his opportunity.--Westmeath Guardian.
Irish Antiquities.--A very curious ancient brass spear, in beautiful preservation was found, a short time ago, in excavating the new canal line, near this town. It was found twenty feet beneath the surface of the earth, in a moss-peat, lying within a few feet of a most magnificent pair of deer’s horns, belonging to a species of the stag, now extinct in Ireland, but formerly very common. The spear measures nineteen inches in length, and is two inches and a half on the flat or broad side.
We believe there never has been discovered, in this part of the country, any thing similar to this curious relict of antiquity; which is now, we understand, in the possession of Doctor M’Dowell, of Town-view.
Ballybay Fair.--The Fair of Ballybay was held on Saturday last. The shew of cattle was small, owing to the constant fall of snow during the day. Few high-priced horses were in the market, the greater number were of an inferior quality. Some lots of middling cattle were on the green. Notwithstanding the severity of the day, the supply was considerable, the greater part of which was purchased by J.B. Boyd, Esq., of Armagh, and J. Gillis, Esq. of Tandragee. The prices were very good, rating from 5s. to 7s. 8d. For superior flax the prices were 8s. 4d. to 8s. 8d. Pigs were in demand.--A Correspondent.
Resignation of the Hon. Capt. Berkeley.We understand that the Hon. Captain Berkeley has resigned his seat at the Admiralty, and it is expected that the Hon. Captain Grey will be appointed his successor. We have not been informed of the precise cause of such resignation, but we think it is not difficult to guess, that the opinions put forth by the Hon. Captain in his “letter to Sir John Barrow” on the neglected and inefficient state of the navy, has had something to do with the matter.--Standard of Wednesday.
Murder of Lord Norbury.--We are enabled to say, upon the best authority, that the statement going the rounds of the papers relative to the murder of Lord Norbury, and the discovery of certain conspirators, will be fully corroborated in a few days. The magistrates and police authorities are following up the investigation. But for the interests of justice, it would be premature to mention the names of the parties, which are in our possession.--Limerick Chronicle.
Arrest of a Man on Suspicion for Lord Norbury’s Murder.--A man, named John Wilson, was transmitted from Mitchelstown to our county jail, on suspicion of being the murderer of the late Lord Norbury. He is a man of slender make, rather sallow complexion, and about five feet seven inches in height. When arrested he wore a cap, barragon jacket, snuff-colored trowers [sic], and Wellington boots. He states that he is originally from Dungarvan, that he had been at one time in the army, and that he worked in the stores in this town, as a labourer, up to about a month before Christmas last. It is needless to add that he denies the least knowledge of the crime of which he is suspected.--Tipperary Constitution.
Storm.--On Wednesday night last it blew a perfect hurricane, which commenced at eight o’clock, and continued till six next morning; and during the day there were some frightful squalls, accompanied with hail and rain. Several houses were stripped of slates, &c., and much loss has been sustained throughout the neighbourhood.--Ballyshannon Herald.
The Army.The first royal Dragoons are ordered to embark at Cork for Bristol the first week of April, and will be stationed at Coventry; they will be relieved by the 12th royal Lancers, now stationed at Brighton, and embarked at Bristol for Cork next summer. [...]
The Hopewell freight ship (470 tons) having on board the following dafts sailed from Cork harbour on the 12th inst. for Jamaica:--Royal Artillery, 833 rank and file; 8th regiment, two rank and file; 56, one captain, two subalterns, one surgeon, one sergeant, and 81 rank and file; 64th, one captain, two sebalterns [sic], two sergeants, and 80 rank and file; 68th, one captain, two sebalterns, two sergeants, and 98 rank and file. Total, three captains, six subalterns, one surgeon, five sergeants, and 264 rank and file.
The following officers embarked in the Hopewell freight ship, to join the service companies in the West Indies, viz: 56, Captain Higgins, Lieutenant Conran, Ensign Macpherson, and Assistant Surgeon Bradford; 64th, Captain Fownes, Ensign Smith, and the Hon. G. Yelverton; 68th, Captain Smyth, Lieutenant Blount, and Ensign Brown.
A party of the 8th Hussars is ordered to embark at Dundalk for Glasgow, to receive over eight horses from the 15th (or King’s Hussars) and conduct them to the head quarters at Dundalk.
Army in Ireland—five regiments of Cavalry, eleven regiments of Infantry, and thirty depots of Infantry regiments. [...]
The Rev. J.R. Cotter has commenced at Christ Church, Cork, a series of Lent lectures upon the difference between the Church of Rome and Protestant Church.
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