Newry Commercial Telegraph
January 22, 1828
Newry, County Down
On the 14th inst. at Prestbury, by the Rev. P. Legh, THOMAS LEGH, Esq. M.P. of Lynne Hall, Cheshire, to Miss TURNER, daughter of William Turner, Esq. of Shrigley Park, in the same County.
In Belnaleck Church, on the 8th inst. by the Rev. Mr. Porteus, Lieut. FRIZZELL, of the 30th Regiment of Foot, to Miss ARMSTRONG, daughter of Wm. Armstrong, Esq. of Drumcose, near Enniskillen.
At Paris, the son of the late Marshall NEY, to the daughter of M. LAFITTE, Banker.
At Donnybrook Church, on the 15th inst. B. COYNE, Esq. M.D. of Cavan, eldest son of B. Coyne, M.D. Sligo, to ELIZA, eldest daughter of the late G. Lennon, Esq. of Drumrany House, County Westmeath.
On the 14th inst. at Villa, in the County of Galway, THOS. LYNCH, second son of the late Anthony Lynch, of Lavally, Esq. to ROSINA, daughter of the late Thomas Tighe, of Newford, in said Co.
On the 15th inst. in the Parish Church of Benown, by the Rev. Thomas Caulfield, Captain B. E. BARRY, of Kilholane House, County of Cork, to GRACE, daughter of Colonel Caulfield, of Benown, County Westmeath.
Saturday, at St. Peter’s Church, Drogheda, by the Rev. Robert Handcock, D. D., WALTER LINDSAY, Esq. to THOMASINE JANE, only daughter of the late Robert Jephson, Esq. and niece of the late Sir Richd. Jephson, Bart.
On the 9th October, at Kingston, Jamaica, where he had gone for the recovery of his health, ANDREW MURLAND, aged 21 years, second son of William Murland, Esq. of Castlewellan, County Down. His many estimable qualities endeared him to an extensive circle of friends, and now cause his premature death to be deeply regretted by all his acquaintances.
The Hon. Lady GORE? BOOTH, second daughter of Lord Viscount Lovton?.
On the 15th inst. at Cork Abbey, the seat of her grandfather, the Hon. Col. Wingfield, HARRIET JANE, eldest daughter of Lieutenant-Colonel Verner, aged 7 years and 6 months.
On the 12th instant, at his lodgings at the Blackrock, in the County of Louth, in the 52d year of her age, ANNE, the wife of Thomas Craven, of Drumcashel, Co. Louth, Esq. and sister to the late and aunt to the present, Lord Viscount Boyne, of Stockallen House, County Meath.
On the 14th inst. ARTHUR YOUNG, Esq. Lieut. Col. of the Royal City Dublin Regiment, aged 82.
With feelings of the most poignant regret, we have this day to announce the premature and deeply lamented death of JOHN MORRISON, Esq. M.D. of this town. He expired on the night of Friday the 18th inst. of typhus fever, at his house in Nedham place, in the 42d year of his age.—The decease of this Gentleman will be severely felt by all ranks in Newry—by the poor particularly, in whose behalf, his exertions were indefatigable; and, indeed, to a constant and unwearied attendance on their wants and diseases, may be attributed the origin of that malady so fatal in its progress and termination. In private life, he was the friend of all—the enemy of none : amidst the bickerings of political parties (alas! too prevalent), his sentiments, though often manfully expressed, were such as to give no offence. The circle, with whom he was more immediately connected, ever found him animated, social and convivial. In his professional capacity, he was not only the skilful Physician, but also the steady, active Friend. As a husband and father—but here language becomes faint and imperfect ! HE, who, in the exercise of his inscrutable functions, inflicted the wound—HE, alone, can heal it!
KING’S BENCH, DUBLIN, JAN. 18.
The King at the prosecution of Walter M’Donough v. Eneas Macdonnell, Esq.
Shortly after ten o’clock the Lord Chief Justice took his seat on the Bench. After some delay the following Special Jury was sworn :--
Jacob West, Foreman ; James Moore, William Snell Magee, John Hone, James Crawford, James Turbett, Peter A. Leslie, William Sparrow, Thomas Wright, Walter Peter, William Hill, Robert Ruskell?.
Mr. Greene opened the pleadings.
Mr. North stated the case for the prosecution.
Our readers are aware that the publication com- plained of was a speech spoken by Mr. Macdonnell, in October, 1826.
Two witnesses, Thomas William Rae and Wm. Galwey, were sworn to prove the fact of publication.
Mr. Perrin addressed the Jury on the part of the defendant, and witnesses were tendered to prove that the charges contained in the publication against the prosecutor were true.
The Court objected to these witnesses on the ground of the truth or falsehood of the charges not being the question for the Jury.
The Chief Justice charged at considerable length ; and the Jury, after retiring for about six minutes, returned with a verdict of Guilty.
Archdeacon Torrens, the Hon. the Dean of Clogher, and Dr. Burrowes, are now talked of as likely to succeed to the See of Killaloe, vacant by the death of Dr. Arbuthnot.—E. Mail.
It is our painful duty to state, that the stable of John Burke, who is married to a sister of the persecuted, but honest, Maras, was entered by some miscreants, as yet unknown, on Sunday night last, and a valuable brood mare, in foal, was stabbed in so cruel a manner as to cause her death. Early in the morning she was discovered without any signs of life. Burke some time since left the country with the Maras, and as the only property he had, gave the mare in question to his mother, who resides on the lands of Barnalisheen. The poor animal must have suffered much, as the wound in her belly was extensive.—Clonmel Paper.
Bernard Murphy was indicted for assaulting Abraham Matchett, a Police Constable, at Forkhill, in October last.
It appeared in evidence that the prisoner while intoxicated, had been rioting, and abusing persons, in the house of Mr. Fenton, who was necessitated to send for the prosecutor, Matchett, who, attempting to take him (Murphy) into custody, was struck repeatedly by him. This being fully established, without any defence on the part of the prisoner, he was found guilty and sentenced to be imprisoned one month.
Patrick, Terence, and Peter Vallely, Patrick M’Ardle and Patrick Lennon, were indicted for a riot at Newtownhamilton, on 25th August last ; and Patrick M’Ardle, Terence Vallely, and Patk. Lennan, for an assault on Wm. Hutchinson, at same time and place.
From the evidence of the prosecutor, a respectable-looking man, it appeared that he was returning home from the fair of Newtownhamilton, on the evening of the day in question, and that the traversers were seated on a car, on their way home also ; after some conversation, the latter got off the car, knocked him (the prosecutor) down on the road, and otherwise abused him. Another witness, the owner of the car, was examined, being, as he admitted, very drunk at the time : he only recollected having seen the prosecutor bleeding.
A witness was examined on the part of the traversers. His evidence was nearly as unsatisfactory as the last.— The traversers were found guilty, on both indictments.—Those convicted of the assault were sentenced to pay £4 1s. 6d. cost of prosecution ; and all of them to pay a fine of £1 each, and be confined one month, on account of the riot. They were also required to give bail to be of the peace, and especially to the prosecutor— themselves in £100, and two sureties of £25 each, for 7 years. This sentence, the Barrister hoped, would deter others from committing so gross an outrage, and also tend to the protection of travellers.
Wm. and Margt. Blacker were indicted for assaulting Wm. Montgomery, at Moolahead, on 11th Nov. last.
In this case, it appeared that, on the evening in question, the prosecutor was paying a visit to the prisoner’s house, at the request of some young ladies, to perform a “freet,” it being old Hallowe’en. The “ freet” was that of “ pulling a two-rooted briar.” The male prisoner was not at home, at this time, but shortly afterwards seeing the prisoner in his field, he asked him, for a -----, who was he ? Prosecutor said, that he was just Wm. Montgomery, and that he was not entitled to be called such a name, and it hurt him very sorely to be so miscalled.—The prisoner eventually caught hold of prosecutor, and struck him, and when the latter was struggling to get off, Bridget came forward with a stick, and struck him with it. The female was acquitted, and the other found guilty, and sentenced to pay expenses of prosecution, £1 1s.
Hamilton and Wm. Thompson were indicted for assaulting Geo. M’Carten.—Submitted ; fined £1 each.
Bernard M’Coy was indicted for assaulting Brian M’Ateer.—Submitted ; sentence not passed.
Watson Rogers was indicted for an assault on Owen Doyle ; fined 6d.
John M’Ilroy was indicted for stealing straw, the property of Joseph Murphy, value one penny. Guilty.
Robert Dixon, son-in-law to last prisoner, indicted for an assault on John Murphy, son to the before mentioned prosecutor.—Guilty.
Rose Hughes, indicted for exposing an infant child to the inclemency of the weather—Submitted.
Peter and John Hamill were indicted for assaulting their father, Nicholas Hamill—Submitted—fined 6d. each, and bound to be of the peace towards their father.
James Downey and James Freeborn were indicted for an assault on James Boyd—fined 1s. and dischared [sic].
There were only about 25 true bills of indctment found by the Grand Jury at these Sessions ; and of these, only 12 or thereabouts were tried. There were 726 civil bills entered, and a large number of ejectments. The Sessions terminated yesterday.
We cannot conclude our brief notice of these Sessions without remarking, what we know from our own personal knowledge, that the Gentlemen professionally employed, coincided entirely in opinion as to the ready decision and legal knowledge of Counsellor Moody, who, as we have already observed, officiated on this occasion for Mr. Dawson. The indisposition of the worthy and venerable Assistant Barrister was, with them, a subject of general regret.
On the night of the 8th inst. the house of Mr. Wm. Crawford, near Templemore, was entered by a party of armed men, who, on entering the parlour where Mr. Crawford and his family were at the time, presented their guns, and demanded his fire arms. Having an old gun, they proceeded to the place where it was and carried it off.—Idem.
Several persons of respectability have been ap- prehended in the neighbourhood of Thurles, on suspicion of murder of the Maras. Pierce Grace, brother to the man hanged last Clonmel Assizes, for the murder of Mr. Chadwick, is also in custody.
The Hon. A. Packenham, brother-in-law of the Duke of Wellington, is reported to succeed to the vacant Episcopal See of Killaloe.
On Thursday morning last, as William Burchell, miller to Mr. Holden, was employed about the steam apparatus connected with the mill, his arm was caught by the machinery, and mangled in a most dreadful manner ; the bone on the outside was broken into fragments, and all the muscles torn to such an extent, that Doctor Fogarty, under whose care the poor fellow is, entertains but little hopes of being able to save the limb.—Drogheda Journal.
The Magistrates of Louth are respectfully solicited to take into their consideration, at their next meeting, the present state of the great road leading from Drogheda to Slane, and passing through the County of Louth—a great part of which, is now wholly impassable for any carriage or other vehicle, to the great inconvenience of the public, who are thereby obliged to travel by a circuitous rout [sic] to avoid the danger of this neglected thorough-fare. The surface of this road was picked up in the summer of 1821, to render as safe and easy passage for his Majesty’s carriage, and has never since been properly repaired.—Idem.
COUNTY OF ARMAGH.
TO BE LET,
FOR such Term as may be agreed upon, A SMALL COTTAGE, with upwards of 13 Statute Acres, adjoining the Road leading from NEWRY to CARRICKMACROSS, by FORKHILL—the Tenant to which may be accommodated with convenient TURBARY. Application to H. W. CHAMBRE, Esq. Hawthorn Hill, NEWRY.
Treasurer of the
Mendicity Fund, of this town, acknowledges the receipt of Fifteen
Pounds, late Irish Currency, by the hands of Archibald Little, Esq.
from the Executors of the late James Wright, Esq.—being a party of his
yearly bequest to the poor of Newry.
The Collectors of the Charity Sermon, in St. Mary’s Church, acknowledge the receipt of Five Pounds, late Irish Currency, by the hands of Archibald Little, Esq. from the executors of the late Jas. Wright, Esq.—being a part of his yearly bequest to the poor of Newry.—Also, from Mrs. Bell, Nedham-place, £1 ; from E. Turner, Esq. Turner-hill, £1 ; and from Mr. Davis, King’s Arms, £1 5s—a sum collected in the Poor Boxes placed in his establishment.
The Collectors at the Charity Sermon in the Presbyterian Meeting-house, for the relief of the poor, acknowledge the receipt of Five Pounds, late Irish Currency, by the hands of Archibald Little, Esq. from the Executors of the late James Wright, Esq.—being part of his yearly bequest to the poor of Newry.
The Collectors at the Charity Sermon in the Roman Catholic Chapel, for the relief of the poor, acknowledge the receipt of Five Pounds, late Irish Currency, by the hand of Archibald Little, Esq. from the Executors of the late Jame [sic] Wright, Esq., being part of his yearly bequest to the poor of Newry.
SUICIDE BY A SOLDIER.—Edward Hearn, a private in the 56th Regiment, forming one of the detachment of the Bank Guard, shot himself this morning about two o’clock, whilst doing duty as a sentry, under the grand portico of the Bank. Alderman Montgomery held an Inquest on the body at ten o’clock this morning, when it appeared by the testimony of his fellow sentry, that the deceased a short time previous to his committing the act, expressed great anxiety of mind, in consequence of the severe drill he was subject to, and observed, that it was not to be wondered at, if a man put an end to himself to avoid it. Shortly after the conversation the deceased’s comrade retired to his post, and in a few minutes after, he heard the report of a musket, upon which he called the corporal of the guard, who, on going to the post the deceased had been placed on, found him quite dead.—D. E. Post of Saturday.
INSOLVENT DEBTORS’ COURT.
FIRST CIRCUIT FOR 1828.
County of the Town of Drogheda, at Drogheda, Tuesday 12th February.
Cavan, at Cavan, Thursday 14th.
Monaghan, at Monaghan, Saturday 16th.
Armagh, at Armagh, Monday 18th.
Louth, at Dundalk, Wednesday 20th.
Down, Downpatrick, Friday 22d.
Antrim, at Carrickfergus, Monday, 25th.
Town of Carrickfergus, at Carrickfergus, same day.
County of Londonderry, at Londonderry, Saturday 1st March.
Donegall, at Lifford, Monday 3d.
Tyrone, at Omagh, Tuesday 4th.
Fermanagh, at Enniskillen, Thursday 6th.
Sligo, at Sligo, Saturday 8th.
Mayo, at Castlebar, Tuesdady 11th.
Roscommon, at Roscommon, Friday 14th.
Leitrim, at Carrick-on-Shannon, Saturday 15.
Longford, at Longford, Monday 17th.
Westmeath, at Mullingar, Tuesday 18th.
Meath, at Trim, Thursday 20th.
JOHN LLOYD, Esq. Commissioner.
HENRY PARSONS, Esq. Register.
TO BE SOLD BY AUCTION,
On WEDNESDAY next, the 23d instant, at ELEVEN o’Clock, at ANNALONG, five miles south of NEWCASTLE, in the Bay of DUNDRUM. A QUANTITY OF SEVILLE ORANGES, in bulk, being part of the cargo of the Schooner John and Grace, of Plymouth, stranded at said place. After which will be SOLD, the HULL and MATERIALS of said Vessel (62 Tons register,) amongst the latter are one Hempen and one CHAIN CABLE.
JAMES DUNLOP, Auctioneer.
Dated 21st Jan. 1828.
TO BE SOLD BY AUCTION,
On account of the Underwriters, at WHITE’s TOWN, near CARLINGSFORD, on FRIDAY the 25th January instant, at the Hour of TWELVE o’Clock, A LARGE QUANTITY OF WHEAT and OATS, damaged by sea water, per the Mountaineer, Chappell, stranded on her voyage from Waterford to Liverpool.—Terms, Bank Notes.
JOHN CORBETT, Public Notary.
Newry, 21st January, 1828.
NEW DUTCH FLAX, &c.
600 MATTS, just arrived per Tartar, from Rotterdam, and for SALE at JOSEPH NICHOLSON & SON’s Stores, MERCHANT’S QUAY. Also DRY LING and COD FISH.
Newry, 21st Jan. 1828.
FARMS TO LET.
SEVERAL FARMS, with good HOUSES thereon, to be LET, in the County of LOUTH, Tithe Free. Encouragement, and Freehold Leases, will be given to Protestants. Apply to J. W. NEALE, Esq. of Ballymascanlon.
DARING ROBBERY.—On Thursday se’nnight, so early as eight o’clock, Mr. Thomas Dunn, who lives near Castle Dobbs [Co Antrim], was attacked by four men, and severely beat, in one of his out houses, where he had gone with his servant to have his cattle none up. After thus abusing him, they tied him, leaving one of their party as a guard ; they proceeded to his dwelling-house, which they entered, opening the door with a latch key, which they had taken from his person. The only person in the house was Mrs. Dunn, whom they confined till they searched the premises, from which they took a gun, marked “ M’Cormick,” silver table and tea spoons, marked “T. E. D.” and various other articles.—Northern Whig.
PATT MONAGHAN, the Subscriber’s Servant, rode off a Chesnut HORSE of mine, early on Friday morning the 18th inst. ; said Horse is value for Ten Guineas, about 14 Hands high, with white face, and one of the hinds legs white above the postern ; he was cut and marked by a bad collar on the shoulders ; has a mark, like an old cut, on his neck. Whoever gives such information as will enable the owner to get his
Horse will receive TWO POUNDS Reward ; or FIVE POUNDS, for Horse and prosecuting the Thief to conviction. The Thief is about 27 years of age, fair haired, and marked with the small-pox ; had on, when he went off, a white hat, blue coat, knee breeches, laced boots, swore, and smoked hard. For Reward apply to
ROSSTREVOR, Jan. 21, 1828.
We can state on undoubted authority, that, in the case of Magarrahan against Maguire, a new trial will be moved for next Term, and application made that the venue be laid, if not in Leitrim, where the transaction took place, in some of the adjoining Counties (perhaps Fermanagh or Cavan) where her character is well known. The unfortunate young woman is still in Dublin.—Fermanagh Paper.
A correspondent has forwarded to us an account of a brutal attack made in Larne, on a person of the name of Michael Kerny, a stone cutter, employed at the lighthouse at present erecting on the Maiden rocks. In consequence of the great beating he received, he lingered in great torture for some time, and died on the fifth day afterwards. Our correspondent attributes this wanton attack to a spirit of party feeling— and seems dissatisfied with the inertness of the constabulary.—Idem.
A SWINDLER.—The Clonmel Herald says, a fellow representing himself as brother to a Member of Parliament, of the name of Nugent, contrived, through the confiding simplicity of Mr. Sutherland, of the Mail Coach Hotel, to cash a bill for 300l. at the Branch Bank of the Bank of Ireland in this town, on Friday last ; the bill was drawn in, and signed with the name of Sir H. Parnell, and accepted by William Humphreys, Esq. of Dublin. Confiding in the representation the fellow made of himself, Mr. Sutherland put his name on the bill, and has thus become answerable for the amount. The day after getting the bill cashed the fellow left town in a chaise and Tour ; the bill having been transmitted to Mr. Humphreys he pronounced it a forgery. Mr. Sutherland and one of the gentlemen of the Bank have pursued the villain, and we are happy to say, that when they go to Limerick he had only six hours start of them on the road to Galway—to which place the fellow directed his course. It is a melancholy circumstance that an industrious, honest, and respectable man, as Mr. Sutherland is, should be thus swindled out of his well earned property.
The Limerick Chronicle says that in that City he attempted the same trick at the Office of the Bank of Ireland, where he presented a bill purporting to be drawn by the same parties.—While the bill was under examination, he addressed Mr. Bernard with apparent indifference, and presumed that he knew the parties, to which an assent was given, accompanied with a prudent intimation that the order could not be discounted without some delay. He pretended some surprise, and inquired how long will it be before the accommodation could be given—on being in formed not perhaps till Monday, he immediately rejoined it would not answer his convenience, as he should be off from town that evening. The bill of course was returned the gentleman, and he repaired to his hotel evidently disappointed at the failure of his negociation, where he ordered a post-chaise and four horses, and drove off with great speed for Ennis [Co Clare], where he slept the same night, and went, on next morning, it is supposed for Galway.
He is a man of genteel exterior, and good address, about the middle size, slight figure, wore a dark green body coat, drab trousers, a fur travelling cap, apparently not more than thirty years of age.
It is exceedingly painful to our feelings to be under the necessity, in the discharge of our public duty, to allude so frequently to the demoralized state of parts of the County Leitrim. To those before published, we have now to add an act, which we are bold to say, could not be surpassed by the most barbarous class of Indians [sic!]. It appears from a communication now before us, that on the night of Tuursday [sic] se’nnight, a party of Rockites entered the house of a man named Cassidy, near Drumkeerin, and after ordering him to get out of bed, stated their determination to be revenged for his having violated their laws, by dealing with a Protestant, and proceeded to put down a large fire.—While the fire was kindling they whipped him with a leather thong, which they brought for the purpose, and then declared their intention to roast him—however, in the first instance, they compelled the unfortunate man to swallow such part of the tobacco and soap (which they asserted he purchased from a Protestant) as they could get in the house, and used him so in- humanly in other respects, as to cause his death. His remains were interred in the churchyard of Kilturbide, on Saturday.—Roscommon Gazette.
County of Wexford,
THE Rev. WILLIAM
HUGHES, Rector of
Killinick, and a Magistrate for
this County, came before me,
the Mayor of Wexford, and being duly sworn on the Holy Evangelists, deposeth and saith, that on his return from Ozier Hill, near Taghmon, on Monday the 24th inst. at about the hour of Eight o’Clock in the Evening, a shot was fired from, or near the Plantations of Belmont, which startled his horse, and caused him to turn nearly round, almost upsetting the car in which Mr. Hughes was sitting and driving, that he heard at the same time a gingline of the car, but being then alarmed, he drove on at a rapid pace, passing a man with a horse and car about two hundred yards nearer Newtown, that he asked the man as he passed, if he had heard the shot ? to which he said yes. Was it fired at you, do you think ? that the deponent replied he could not tell. That he continued driving on very fast, till he ascended the last hill going into Wexford, when he examined the car and found a hole through the pannels of the car (which are of sheet iron,) in a slanting direction, going in on one side and passing through the other, and which he has no doubt was perforated by a ball or balls fired as above mentioned, and with an intent to murder him. That he drove on then to the Police Office and communicated the same to Chief Constable Dundas, who ordered two Policemen to accompany him home for protection. That he immediately wrote an advertisement offering One Hundred Pounds Reward for the discovery of the perpetrator of the atrocious deed, which though delivered early on the Tuesday morning by his servant (the deponent being obliged to attend at Killinick to administer the Sacrament), was not inserted in the Wednesday’s Paper, and called on the Mayor the same day for the purpose of lodging informations, who being from home, and the deponent being obliged to leave Wexford on most important business on Tuesday, by the Mail, he had no opportunity of earlier lodging this information. Sworn before me, this 31st day of December, 1827.
W. HUGHES. Mayor of Wexford.
ATTEMPT TO ASSASSINATE.
WHEREAS the Rev WILLIAM HUGHES, a Magistrate of this County, on his return from Taghmon, on Monday the 24th instant, was fired at from the plantation of Belmont, about the Hour of Eight o’Clock, in the evening, the Ball passing through his Car.
A Reward of ONE HUNDRED POUNDS, will be paid to any person giving such Information as may bring the villain to justice.—25th December, 1827.
WE, the Undersigned, do hereby offer the several sums annexed to our respective names for the discovery and prosecuting to conviction, within Six Months, the Person or Persons who fired at Rev. WM. HUGHES, on Monday the 24th instant, near Belmont.—Wexford, Dec. 31st, 1827. [Here follows the List of Subscribers.]
16th January, 1828.
The Lords Justices, for the better apprehending and bringing to Justice the Persons concerned in the Outrage committed on the Rev. WILLIAM HUGHES, are pleased hereby to promise his Majesty’s most gracious Pardon to any of them (except the Person who fired the shot,) who shall, within Six Months from the Date hereof discover his Accomplices, so as they or any of them be Convicted.
Given at his Majesty’s Castle of Dublin, this 16th day of January, 1828.
By their Excellencies’ Command,
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