On 22d inst. Mr. THOMAS MOORE, of Bailieborough, to
Miss JANE NUGENT, of Kilkeel.
At Muff, on the 17th instant, by the Reverend James
FRENCH M’GEE, Esq. of the Island of Trinidad, to JANE, daughter of the
late Reverend David Christie, of Magilligan, County of Derry.
In the Cathedral, Lisburn, on the 19th instant,
MOFFATT, Esq. 17th Regiment, Ballymahon, County Longford, to HELEN
SARAH, only daughter of Captain James Church, of Ballaghy, in the
County Derry, and niece to the late John Simon, Esq. of Lisburn.
On the 14th instant, in Waringstown Church, Mr.
HAMILTON FERGUSON of
Banbridge, to SARAH, only daughter of Mr. Soseph Brown, the Clare, near
At Newry, on Monday last, the 21st inst. ROSANA, wife
of Mr. Joseph
Henning, aged 64. She was a woman of the most amiable manners, and died
happy in the Lord, leaving a testimony of the power of Divine grace in
the human soul.
In the 25th year of her age, in Markethill, on the
24th inst. Mrs.
MARLEY, wife to Mr. Michael Marley, of typhus fever, after an illness
of fine [sic] weeks. She bore her sickness with patience, resignation,
and piety. As a tender mother and affectionate wife, she could not be
On the 12th instant at the age of 36 years, ANN, wife
of Mr. William Park, jun. Stewartstown.
THAT TENEMENT in
ARMAGH, situated at the head of THOMAS-STREET and SCOTCH-STREET.
Application to be made to WILLIAM BARNES, on the Premises.
ARMAGH, 23d Jan. 1828.
In the matter of
An Insolvent Debtor.
TO BE SOLD
by order of
the Creditors of
INSOLVENT, at the
COURT-HOUSE of MARKETHILL, in the County of Armagh, at the hour of ONE
o’Clock, on FRIDAY the 15th day of FEBRUARY next, the INSOLVENT’S TITLE
and INTEREST in and to the following LANDS and PREMISES:--
INSOLVENT’s Interest in 5A. 3R. 20P. of the LANDS of
CURHAMMOCK, in said County, held under the Earl of GOSFORD.
INSOLVENT’s Interest in 4A. 3R. of the LANDS of
KILBRACKS, held under the Rev. SAML. BLACKER.
And said INSOLVENT’s Interest in about 4A. of the
LANDS of DERRYWILLIGAN, in said County.—
Dated this 15th January, 1828.
Assignee of said Insolvent.
OF THE EXTENSIVE
SALES EFFECTED AT THE
NORTH AND WEST OF ENGLAND
W ILLIAM HOLMES is enabled to have
now ready for the inspection of the Public a SECOND LOT OF WOOLLENS,
this day received— comprising CLOTHS of all kinds. These he will offer
for Sale rather LOWER than first Lot. As trial is the only test it is
16th January, 1828.
DUTCH FLAX, &c.
600 MATTS, just
arrived per Tartar,
from Rotterdam, and for SALE at JOSEPH NICHOLSON & SON’S Stores,
MERCHANTS’ QUAY. Also DRY LING and COD FISH.
Newry, 21st Jan. 1828.
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. M’NEALE, Esq. of Ballymascanlon.
are hereby cautioned not to CREDIT my wife, MARIA GRANT,
otherwise HARRISON, on my account, as I am determined in future,
not to pay any Debt that she may contract, as she has behaved in a most
improper manner, and eloped from me without any just cause.
ARMAGH, 23d Jan. 1828.
TO BE LENT,
by the AMICABLE ANNUITY COMPANY of NEWRY. Application to be made (if by
Letter, post-paid) to JOSEPH
GLENNY, Esq. NEWRY, of 15, North Cumberland-street, DUBLIN ; or to WM.
Newry, 18th October, 1827.
NEWRY DISPENSARY & FEVER HOSPITAL.
LORDS, LADIES AND GENTLEMEN,
consequence of the melancholy
death of my esteemed friend and coadjutor, DOCTOR MORRISON, the whole
duty and responsibility of the Dispensary and Fever Hospital has
necessarily devolved on me for the time being ; but as your Annual
Meeting is approaching, and as an active and rather unprecedented
Canvass (as I have been informed) has taken place, I deem it incumbent
on my own part to address you, and to solicit your influence and
support in offering to undertake the entire Management of the
Having performed a very large share of the Medical,
and the entire of the Surgical practice of the Dispensary, &c.
&c., for the last three years, as the books can testify, I feel
myself perfectly adequate to conduct the whole, usefully to the Poor,
and I hope, with satisfaction to the Patrons of the Institution ; and,
resting my claim on these considerations, as well as on the very
small remuneration I have hitherto received,--having been obliged
to engage an Assistant for compounding Medicine—to keep an additional
Horse—and to pay various small sums, incident to the situation;--these,
in truth, have rendered it to me almost gratuitous.
It is not seemly for me to allude to any services I
may have rendered to the objects of this Charity, or to the mode of
conducting business of the Institution, or to the attention paid the
Fever Hospital of 1817-18 and 19--but I may say, if these deserve any
mark of approbation, you have it now in your power to reward me
in a manner more grateful to my feelings than any other, and without
any additional expense.
I may also add, that should a difficulty occur at any
time in the Medical view in which I have always been regarded
by the Physicians of NEWRY will, at once, enable me to obtain their
opinions jointly. Their Letters, on my behalf, addressed to the
Committee, will I trust, be satisfactory to you ; and, submitting these
and myself to your consideration, I remain,
My Lords, Ladies and Gentlemen,
Your faithful humble servant,
G. W. BELL, Surgeon.
Boat-street, 21st January, 1828.
Department, the friendly point of
GARDEN SEEDS, CLOVER SEEDS,
VETCHES, &c. &c.
CLARK begs to announce the Arrival, from LONDON, LEITH, ROTTERDAM,
&c. &c. of his usual GENERAL ASSORTMENT of Garden Seeds
; which, with the following GOODS will be Sold at prices unusually
moderate, viz :
100 Bags English and Dutch Red and White
Clover Seed and
1000 Bushels English Perennial Grass Seed,
1000 Ditto Best Spring Vetches,
50 Bags Dutch Seed Oats,
20 Ditto Ditto Seed Barley,
2 Ditto Dutch Onion Seed,
1 Ditto Mangel Wurzel.
Daily expected from RIGA,
100 Bags Russian Seed Oats, and a small Parcel
N.B.—Arrived last week by the Enterprize, from
LONDON, a few Lots very superior BLACK and HYSON TEA, purchased at the
last India Sale.
The unhappy man
to whose enterprise in “Raising the Wind” we alluded in our last, as
having obtained 300l.
on a surreptitious bill at one of the Banks here, was taken into
custody at Westport, through the active pursuit of Mr. Sutherland (upon
whom he had imposed himself under the name of Mr. Nugent, M. P. and
induced him to endorse the bill) and Mr. Chaytor, from the Bank --and
was lodged in gaol here on Thursday morning. It is said that 500l.
in such bills were found on him; that his real name is Wright, and that
he is the son of a very respectable Clergyman in a Northern County ; he
is about 29 years of age, and is understood to be a married man, and
the father of two or three children.—Clonmel Constitution.
man named Wm. Tarrant, but who has assumed the name of Bushby[?], has
been apprehended in this town, charged with the murder of his wife in
the city of Cork, about two months ago. He absconded immediately after
the commission of the crime. Mr. W. R. Collister arrived here a few
days ago in pursuit of the murderer, and through the active exertions
of John M’Comb, one of our police officers, he was taken into custody
on board the Great Britain, in which vessel he had taken his passage
for New York. He was extremely near effecting his escape, as the vessel
sailed from this post originally on the 30th of Dec., but was compelled
to put back from having experienced an accident. The prisoner was sent
to Cork on Saturday to take his trial for the offence.—Liverpool
a few posts back we announced the marriage of a fellow-citizen,
Lieutenant William Star Fitz-Gerald, late 72d Regiment, and brother to
Captain Fitz-Gerald, of Richmond-place. He was married at the British
Ambassador’s at Paris, on the 8th of December, to Frances, eldest
daughter of the late Major Leavis, Northumberland Militia, a truly
amiable, interesting, and accomplished young Lady, and possessing in an
eminent degree all those inestimable qualities, which could not fail to
have rendered their union a happy one. On New Year’s Day, that is, but
three weeks and two days from their bridal one, both bride and
bridegroom were consigned to the same watery grave, in the Fanny
Packet, which was wrecked in Aubin’s Bay, Island of Jersey, and not far
from the “haven where they would be.” The conduct of the Master of the
vessel is represented as highly reprehensible, and will, we understand,
be made the subject of public investigation.—Limerick Chronicle.
the evening of Thursday the 10th instant, as a servant in the
employment of Mr. Bolton, a gentleman of fortune, who resides in the
neighbourhood of Navan, was returning home with a pair of
valuable carriage horses in his care, he was stopped within a couple of
miles of Navan by a number of miscreants, who had evidently been in
wait for him, and dreadfully beaten. The savages were not content with
maltreating the servant, but in the most wanton and cruel manner
proceeded to torture the unfortunate animals ; one of which they
stabbed with a pitch-fork, while the other was wounded in several
places with a sharp instrument.—Dublin Paper.
between the hours of eleven and twelve o’clock, four farm houses on the
lands of Cappanuke, in this County, were maliciously set on fire, and
totally consumed, with a large rick of hay, farming implements, several
barrels of potatoes, and a quantity of furniture. The former tenants
had been lately evicted, and the farm is now held by Mr. William
the LEASE of a HOUSE, of which 12 Years are unexpired and Two Lives in
being, yielding a Profit Item of £26 3s. 0d. per Annum.
The Property is situated in one of the leading
Streets in NEWRY, and
Leased, for the whole term, to Tenants of the first
JOHN CORBETT, N. P.
TO BE LET,
such Term as may be agreed upon,
A SMALL COTTAGE, with upwards of 12 Statute Acres, adjoining the
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.
TO BE SOLD,
in the Neighbourhood of KEADY, TWO well-secured PROFIT RENTS, of
8s. 8d. and £42 15s. 0d. British, with a Toties Quoties Clause of
Renewal. For further particulars apply to HUGH KIDD, ARMAGH, or
KIDD, Millmount, KEADY.
of the Mendicity Association acknowledges to have received from Wm. I.
Corry, Esq. per the hands of Mr. Robert Forster, £3 18s. 3d., the
amount of fines for frauds in Butter.
The Collectors at the
Charity Sermon in the Roman Catholic Chapel, on Sunday last, for the
relief of the poor, acknowledge the receipt of £1, each, from
Patrick M’Parlan and Mathew Darcy.
The Gentlemen who collected for the benefit of the
poor in the
Presbyterian Congregation of this town, acknowledge to have received
£1, sterling, being the amount of fine paid at Ballybot Sessions.
It was Major
brother of Sir John Conroy, who was drowned in Lake Melvil, near
Ballyshannon, and not Major Waldron, as stated in some of the papers.
contemplated to have a canal from Ennis to Galway, and to remove a
natural barrier from the river Fergus at the town of Clare.
The Police of
Clonmel presented a sword and an address to Chief Constable
Singleton, on his recent removal from that district to Tralee.
the Editor of the Newry Telegraph.
SIR,--I have read in your Paper of the 15th inst. a
signed “ A Member of the Corporation of Carlingford,” in which my
character has been most unwarrantably aspersed. This production being
headed by a paragraph, in which you express your willingness to
communicate the name of its author “ to any person particularly
interested on the subject”—I accordingly waited on you to receive that
information, and learned that the production in question was handed to
you by Mr. Hugh Moore, of Carlingford.
My first determination was to treat this malignant
silent contempt ; but, on more mature reflection, conceiving that the
falsehoods it contains might possibly gain credence in quarters where
of its author are not known, I now take the liberty of requesting, as
you have allowed my character to be assailed in your columns, that you
will see the justice of permitting me to reply through the same channel.
Mr. Moore has asserted that I stated, at a recent
meeting of the
Louth Club, that “ the inhabitants of the Commons of Carlingford are
threatened with expulsion from their dwellings, in consequence of their
having voted for Mr. Dawson, at the late election for Louth.” This,
Sir, is false,
for I did not state any such thing on that occasion. I did not state,
because I could not evidently be absurd enough to affirm, that those
people voted for Mr. Dawson, when it was notorious to many gentlemen
around me at the meeting that they were not registered at the
period of the election, and consequently could not vote. The following
is a correct copy of the resolution moved by me, which passed
unanimously at the meeting alluded to, viz :--“ That it is the
determination of the Louth Club to support, in every legal manner, the
freeholders on the Commons of Carlingford, and that four members of the
Club do attend the meeting at Carlingford on Tuesday, December 10, 2002
8th inst.” It is not for me to account for the mistakes(*) of a
newspaper report, but I find little difficulty in accounting for the
real motives which have prompted Mr. Moore to venture into print on
Mr. Moore has asserted that “the Commons of
Carlingford have become an asylum for every description of rogues and
vagabonds,” and that the inhabitants of these Commons have, “
latterly,” become a “ nuisance and terror to the peaceable inhabitants
of Carlingford.” This is a very sweeping charge ; and just as false
as it is sweeping. It is a very singular
thing, but nevertheless true, that the “ nuisance and terror” of these
commoners to “ the peaceable inhabitants of Carlingford,” never came to
be properly estimated and felt, until “ latterly,” when they
happened to manifest a sense of their rights, by registering their
freeholds, in order to be able, when opportunity should offer, to
support the independence of the County of Louth. Therefore, Sir, “ it
has” forsooth “ been thought necessary to take measures” to have a bill
introduced into Parliament, in the ensuing Session, to legalize the
alienation of the properties of nearly 200 of a hardworking and honest
peasantry, whom Mr. Moore (notwithstanding all their imperfections)
has, in vain, endeavoured to induce to pay him rent, and thereby
recognize his title to the tract of country on which those people and
their ancestors have lived, and to which the right of the present
occupiers is as indisputable, as the claim of Mr. Moore, and that of
the ludicrous “Corporation of Carlingford” are preposterous and
untenable, which I have no doubt will be satisfactorily proved when the
matter comes to a hearing in the Legislature.
It is not, therefore, Sir, to be wondered at, that my
introduction of this honest
attempt on the part of the ludicrous “ Corporation of Carlingford” to
strip nearly 200 peaceable and industrious families of the means of
existence, to the notice of the Louth Club, and my succeeding in
obtaining for them its advice and protection, should have procured for
me the honor of Mr. Moore’s interested vituperation.
I am, Sir, your obedient servant,
Grange House, Carlingford, 21st
For our own justification, and lest an idea should go abroad that we
had misrepresented what fell from Mr. Richard Verdon, on the occasion
to which he alludes, we think it necessary to remark that the “ report”
in question was copied by us from a contemporary print—which, we do not
at present recollect; but it strikes us as somewhat singular, that “
mistakes” to the same effect should have appeared in all the
reports of the Meeting published in the Dublin Papers and in the
will be a meeting of the Society for the Improvement of Ireland, on
Monday next, and the more we reflect upon it, the more importance and
value we attach to an Association not constituted upon the narrow
foundation of a party, but embracing the rank, wealth and intelligence
of all parties, interested in the real improvement of the country, and
capable of affording information to the Legislature upon all subjects
of local and political improvement.—We stated before that the Scotch
have precisely a similar Society—it is found with them efficacious, and
Ireland wants it more.—Patriot.
It was lately
inserted in the Sligo Luminary “That a poor shopkeeper, who was
convicted of being a friend to the
Magarahans, was compelled to swallow a quarter of a pound of tobacco,
the effects of which proved fatal in a few days.” It has been
ascertained that this is a falsehood.
held by Mr. Byrne, Coroner, on the body of a new-born male infant.
which was found lying on a tomb-stone, sewed up in a sack, in
Castletown Church-yard, its skull broken and otherwise much
injured. Verdict—Wilful murder against some person unknown.—Drogheda
The Hawke, Munro,
from the Clyde to Demerara was totally wrecked, on the 16th inst. on
the isle of Bute—crew saved.
The Try-again, M’Clintock, from Quebec to Liverpool, was
October, in lat. 45, l. 38.
The Malvina of London sunk at Shields during a heavy gale on
Intelligence was received at the Admiralty on Saturday of the
loss of his Majesty’s ship the Redwing, Captain Clavering, off
the coast of Africa, and every soul on board perished.
LARGE EXPORT.—The brig Jane Haddow, Captain Hamilton, cleared
Greenock on Monday last for Calcutta, with perhaps the largest cargo of
dry goods on board that any ship has ever sailed with from Scotland,
for any part of the world. This vessel is three hundred and forty-six
tons register, and her entire loading is composed of cotton yarn and
other manufactured goods, from Glasgow and its neighbourhood. The value
of this cargo will not be far short of £80,000.
Cavan, Jan. 22—This
day true bills
of indictment were found by the Quarter Sessions Grand Jury against
Priests Brady, Reilly, and Finegan, and thirteen others, for riots, and
for an assault on James Reilly, the first witness who was examined in
the Civil Bill Cause, at the suit of Mary Kennedy against the Rev.
Thomas Brady. The riots and assaults were alleged to have been
committed on two Sundays in the months of August and September last. A
has been obtained in favour of the three Priests, and the informations
are consequently returned into the Superior Court ; and the trial of
the other Traversers has been postponed to the July Sessions, to abide
the event of the other, which is expected will take place at the Spring
SPLENDID FETE AT CABRA CASTLE, COUNTY CAVAN.
On Thursday night the 10th instant, an entertainment
magnificent scale, was witnessed at the above mansion, which, for taste
and elegance in arrangement, would vie with one of our most noted
metropolitan as to design and execution.
Arthur Cole Hamilton, of Beltrum Castle, County
Tyrone, Esq. having
just come of age, wishing to make some acknowledgment for the numerous
compliments paid him by his friends and acquaintances resident in the
Counties of Cavan, Louth, Monaghan, Meath, &c., and having obtained
permission to celebrate the event from the worthy proprietor in the
above house, issued cards of invitation to several families of
distinction, to a Ball and Supper ; and notwithstanding the inclemency
of the weather, by ten o’clock on the above evening, the spacious
apartments were completely filled—while the polite and assiduous
attention paid to each individual by the gay and spirited young Laird
of Beltrum, drew forth the most justly merited applause from his
numerous and delighted guests.
The Ball was opened by Mr. Hamilton and Mrs. Harvey
Glydefarm, County of Louth ; about twenty-two people followed in rapid
succession, each zealous in the cause of the mystic dance. Quadrilles
succeeded, and then many lovely sylph-like forms were displayed, to the
admiration of tender mammas, friends and lovers, till about two
o’clock, when the supper rooms were thrown open : here, indeed, was
profusion, variety, and every luxurious delicacy to be found, with a
variety of the most costly wines—Champaigne in great abundance
included. Ices were handed about in profusion in the ball-room. A large
ornament stood in the centre of the principal table, in which was
ingeniously placed a small lamp, by which those who had ever approached
the Gothic Castle of Beltrum , at once recognised the representation of
the noble pile, and which is to exhibit in reality a more extensive
front and internal scene of festive sports during the month of May
next, in celebration of the same event. The several other tables bore
equal marks of taste and curious invention, which dazzled every eye in
effulgent glitter and brilliant display.
health of the worthy host was drunk with rapturous applause—the company
all standing. Mr. Hamilton returned thanks in a neat and appropriate
speech, marked by much generous and kindred feeling, expressive of the
gratification he felt in thus having it in his power to entertain so
many dear friends ; and he trusted he would see as many as could
conveniently visit him at Beltrum, upon the occasion of his intended fete
to be given in May next, and concluded by giving the health of the
present company who had so kindly honored him with their presence that
At three o’clock the company returned to the
when quadrilles were resumed, and with little intermission were kept up
till 6 o’clock Friday morning, when this highly delighted assemblage of
mirth and gaiety returned to their respective places of abode. Every
house in the neighbourhood received such of the distant visitors as
could be accommodated. Cabra and Cormy Castles were completely occupied
; Shirley House equally so.
Mary Reilly, alias Kenny, v. the Rev. T.
Monday being fixed for the trial of the case, which
had excited the
deepest interest amongst all classes in that party of the country, the
Court-house was crowded to an excess at an early hour. The Reverend
Defendant appeared at eleven o’clock, attended by Mr. Sheil, as his
Counsel, and Mr. Pallas, as his Attorney, both of whom had come
specially from Dublin. Upon the Bench, amongst other persons, were
Alexander Saunderson, Esq. M. P., Major Thomas Burrowes, and several
other gentlemen of respectability.
Mr. Armstrong, for the defendant, read the process.
asked if there were any objection to the form of the process. He
observed that the plaintiff was a married woman, and as such could not
Mr. Sheil said, that there was no principle of law
more clear than
that laid down by his Worship. In the present case, however, he was
directed to waive all points of form, and to have it decided upon its
merits. His client’s character had been attacked, and he came there to
vindicate it. He did not seek an acquittal, by hiding himself in the
holes and corners of law.
The first witness examined was James Reilly.—Knows
and is her brother ; has known the defendant, the Rev. Mr. Brady, for
sixteen or seventeen years. Do you remember that your sister had an
illegitimate child some years since ? I do ; it’s about 15 years since
; she was confined in our house. Did you see the Rev. Mr. Brady upon
that occasion ? I did ; he came to the house the second night after my
sister was brought to bed. What time of the night did he come ? It was
about duskish in the evening, in the month of May ; he rapped at the
door and then went off ; I opened it and followed him, and asked him
why he rapped at the door, if he would not come in ; he said he was
afraid there were strangers in the house. I said there was no one but
ourselves ; he then desired me to blow out the candle ; he went into
the bedroom where the plaintiff was lying and shook hands with her ; he
then desired me to light the candle again ; we were standing in the
room around the bed ; he then gave her a 30s. note, and said to her,
there is £1, 10s. for you to provide yourself with nourishment,
keep the secret, and he gave my mother a 25s. note for the trouble she
would have, and desiredher not to let Mary want anything ; he then
said, I openly acknowledge this child to be mine, and I’ll take care of
him, keep my secret and God will make store for you in heaven, and he
said to my mother, who will take care of the child ; she said she did
not know any one she could trust nearer than the County Meath ; the
defendant told her to go there the next morning, and to say that he
would pay ten pounds a year for the nursing ; my mother went the next
day, and the woman agreed to take the child. Was it Mr. Brady’s desire
that your mother went so far for a nurse? Yes : he said if a neighbour
got it, it would be found out. Had you any further communication with
the defendant about the child ? Yes ; about a quarter of a year after,
I met him on the road, and he said to me, “ There is a guinea for your
sister ; give it to her, for I fear her coming about the place.” Then
when the child was three quarters of a year at nurse, the defendant
sent the plaintiff for the child, and told her to bring it up to Dublin
by the coach, where he would meet her ; she refused to do so, and
brought the child home ; then he went on paying her very well for some
time, until about four years after, she met one Pat Kenny, pensioner,
who, hearing that she had 10l. a year, married her ; after that she
lived with her husband some time, till Brady began to pay her very
badly, and then Kenny left her. Did Mr. Brady say any thing to you
about christening the child ? He did ; he said that he would send a
friend of his, a Priest, in the County of Meath, who would christen her
Cross-examined by Mr. Sheil.—You state these things
as glibly as you
do your new Catechism ? What is my Catechism ? Did you never learn a
Catholic Catechism ? No. Nor a Protestant Catechism since you went to
Farnham ? If I did that’s my own loss. Are you not a Protestant now ?
No, I am not. Don’t you go to Church then ? I do, when its [sic]
convenient to me. How long is it since you first went to Church ? Since
August last. And before that did you always to to the Chapel ? I did.
How long was it before that you were at Chapel ? Three or four years.
Had you ever one, two, or three guns in your
possession when you
were a Papist, and which you had not registered—Now that you are a
Protestant you know you have a right to carry arms ? I might have got a
gun from a gentleman to take care of his ground. Answer my question,
Sir. Had you not unregistered arms in your possession before you
conformed ? I believe I had a gun, and ‘twas not registered. Was there
a cave under your house ? What do you mean by a cave ? Answer my
question, Sir, you know very well what I mean, and you shall answer me.
There never was a cave about my house. Do you know Mr. Luke Magrath ? I
do.—Upon your oath, did not Mr. Magrath, a Magistrate of this county,
search your premises for a stolen horse, and did he not find it in a
cave under your house ? By virtue of my oath he never did. Were you
ever accused of horse-stealing ? I never was, Nor of pig-stealing ?
Never. Nor of hay-stealing ? Never. Were you ever in gaol? Never. Did
you ever apply to any person to go bail for you for stealing hay ? I
never had occasion to do so. Did any one ever go bail for you for any
criminal charge ?—Never. Have you not lodged informations against these
Roman Catholic Priests, for a riot and assaulting you ? I did. How many
sisters have you living in the house with you ? Two. Where is Rosy ? In
America, married to a soldier. Have you a sister called Kitty ? I have.
How long has Mary lived with you ? For nine years. Do you know the
window in the Chapel of Kilmore? I do. Did you ever put your head
inside the window whilst Mr. Hugh Reilly was saying mass, and; in
presence of the congregation, call him a whoremaster ? I never did. Did
you say he was a profligate ? I never did. Do you know John Caffrey, of
Cullenmore ? I do. Have you a pair of loaded pistols in your pocket ? I
Abby Reilly.—Is mother of plaintiff. Witness swore to
effect as James Reilly her son. Her daughter Rose went to America
twenty years ago ; denies that her daughters were prostitutes.
Bessy Reilly—Saw Father Brady give a 30s note to
plaintiff ; that
she, after her sister was brought to bed, got £1 from plaintiff,
keep the secret.
Cross-examined.—I am now twenty years of age ; was
therefore only six years of age when she saw what she has sworn to.
Susan Reilly—Is cousin of plaintiff ; her mother
nursed the child of
Father Brady ; she was told it was the Priest’s child ; she got money
from the Priest to support the child ; the Priest desired her not to
FOR THE DEFENCE.
Mr. Shiel made a long and impassioned appeal to the
The first witness, Thomas M’Namara—Is a surgeon ; 14
years ago he
inoculated plaintiff’s daughter ; got from plaintiff a one pound note
as a fee, with Col. Nesbitt’s name on it ; was told by plaintiff that
the child was Col. Nesbitt’s.
Second witness, John Farrelly—Was a carrier to Col.
Nesbitt ; paid
money to plaintiff for Colonel Nesbitt, as maintenance for his child ;
the plaintiff is a prostitute ; would not believe James Reilly on his
oath ; one night the plaintiff and witness were coming on a car, and
she asked him why he was not as cozening as the others ; witness
stopped the car, and [illegible]
Third witness, Patrick Reilly—Was a servant of Mr.
Booth ; saw
plaintiff and Mr. Booth in an improper situation ; was applied to by
plaintiff to be sponsor for the child ; it was discussed by the family
whether the child should be called Mary Nesbitt or Mary Booth, because
the family thought that the Colonel and Ben Booth had an equal share in
her, but the plaintiff said the Colonel had the better right.
Pat Liddy, examined—The plaintiff told him that he
[sic] had £10
a-year for the support of the child from Colonel Nesbitt ; plaintiff
attended fairs and markets as a common prostitute ; James Reilly was
arrested for stealing hay ; James Reilly is not worthy of belief on his
Mr. Sheil was about to produce further evidence when
stopt him, and said that his mind was made up, as he considered the
whole business to be a conspiracy against the Rev. Mr. Brady.
Mr. Sheil said that, in order to satisfy the public
mind, he should call on Major Burrowes.
Major Burrowes stated, that he had known Mr. Brady
for several years, and had the highest opinion of his morals.
The Chairman dismissed the process, amidst loud
at the Chairman’s request, Mr. Sheil conjured the people to abstain
from all riotous demonstrations of joy.
Mr. Brady was chaired by the people.