The Newry Commercial Telegraph
January 29, 1828
Newry, County Down

   In Dundalk, on the 12th inst., the Lady of the Rev. CHARLES BARDIN, of a son.
   BIRTH EXTRAORDINARY.—On the 13th instant, and early on the following morning, the wife of Henry Cunliffe(?), of Rawtenstall, in Rossendale, Lancashire, a journeyman sizer, was safely delivered of THREE MALES and TWO FEMALE children ! They were all perfectly formed, and each lived about ten minutes after its birth. The mother is doing well.—Sun.

   On the 17th inst. in Loughgall Church, by the Rev. Mr. Ferguson, Mr. JAMES CONLAN, of Eagherlougher, near Loughgall, to ALICE, daughter of the late Mr. Francis Hall, of Tarnagrevey.
   On the 21st instant, in Buncrana Church, by the Rev. Ham. Stuart, Captain DARLEY, R.N., eldest son of Alderman Darley, to ANGEL, second daughter of the late Wm. Todd, of Buncrana Castle, in the County Donegal, Esq.
   On Sunday the 20th inst., in St. Mary’s Church, Dublin, Captain JAMES PORTER, of Portaferry [Co Down], to Miss MURROW, of Lower Ormond-quay.
   In the New Church, Armagh, on the 18th inst. by the Rev. Mr. Mangan, Mr. JOHN GREEN, of that City, merchant, to EMILY, daughter of Benjamin Kennedy, Ballyshannon, County Donegall, Esq.
   In St. John’s Church of Moira, by the Rev. Lewis Saurin, Rector of Moira, on Thursday the 10th inst. Mr. JOHN ROBINSON of Tullyard, to Miss MARY LILBURN, daugher of Mr. Robert Lilburn, of Edenmore.
   On the 24th inst. at Rathfarnham Church, by the Rev. H. M’Clean, Mr. ROBT. JOHNSTON PARKINSON, of Dublin, third son of Bernard Parkinson, Esq. late of Downpatrick, to MARY ANNE, youngest daughter of Henry Littlewood, Esq. of Rathgar, County of Dublin.

   On Monday morning, the 21st instant, at his seat Fair Hill, near Dundalk, in the 60th year of his age, after a long and lingering decline, which he bore with true Christian resignation, the Honorable JOHN JOCELYN, youngest brother to the late, and uncle to the present, Earl of Roden. He lived beloved by all, and died deservedly lamented. Mr. Jocelyn served many years in the Irish Parliament for the Borough of Dundalk ; and several years in the Imperial Parliament for the County of Louth, until ill health prevented his attendance, and caused his resignation. His remains were deposited in the family vault, on Thursday morning, in the Church of St. Nicholas.
   On the 20th inst., ALEXANDER JEFFERS, of Tullybrown near Keady, Co. Armagh. A man of unostentatious piety and of the strictest integrity. He enjoyed the approbation and esteem of his fellow-mortals in general. He was an Elder in the Presbyterian congregation of Tassah, and in the discharge of his duty was highly exemplary and useful. His loss will be felt and lamented, not only be his immediate relatives, but by society at large. “Man goeth to his long home, and the mourners go about the streets.”
   At Finnebrogue, on Thursday morning the 17th instant, Mr. ROBERT ROBINSON, aged 80; a man justly celebrated for inflexible integrity and general benevolence.
   On the 1st inst., Lieut. GEORGE FORDE, of the 2d West India regiment, at the house of his brother-in-law, John Graham, Esq., near Ballynahinch ; he arrived a short time since from the West Indies, suffering under the yellow fever, which at last carried him off.
   In West-street, Drogheda, on the 21st instant, in the bloom of youth, Mr. FRANCIS A. ELLIOTT.
   On the 21st instant, JUDITH, eldest daughter of the late Thomas M’Cann, of Corderry.


   We have been authorised to contradict the account of the marriage of Mr. Hamilton Ferguson of Banbridge to Miss Brown, which appeared in the News Letter of Tuesday. It was forwarded to us in a letter, and accompanied by what we supposed to be a genuine signature.— If we can discover the author of this fabrication he shall hear from us.”—Belfast News-Letter.
—We copied the alleged marriage from our Belfast contemporary.


Albany, State of New York, 27th Sept. 1827.
   My dear Sir,--About two months ago, when travelling in Upper Canada, I went out of my way to visit the settlement at Peterborough, where the emigrants of 1825 are placed. I went with Mr. George Boulton and Mr. Falkener, of Coburg, and was accompanied by Mrs. Hall, which I mention merely to shew you that in the matter of roads, things have improved since 1825, when, I believe, no lady could have gone over the same ground. I visited a good many of the emigrants on their cleared grounds, and took care to come upon them unexpectedly, but not to alarm them by sudden interrogatories, or to give them reason to fancy I had more than an ordinary degree of interest in their concerns; some had cleared more land than others, or had cultivated it with greater success, owing to their having more or fewer grown-up chidren, or in consequence of their having been a longer or shorter period on their land. But it is no exaggeration to say of these emigrants, that they were all a state of prosperity. They were contented in their present state, though a very laborious one ; and they looked forward with the most satisfactory kind of hope to what was before them. They are all in as fair a way of doing well as any settlers we have seen elsewhere, and in a very short time they cannot fail to be in most respectable circumstances. What is extremely curious, and I think important, is the fact of these people being not only sensible of the favours which have been granted them, but their being willing to acknowledge this, and apparently anxious to express their gratitude to his Majesty’s Government ; and all of them are most desirous of having it known that they had all they wished or could want to render them comfortable in the first instance, and to advance their more independent efforts afterwards. It is material to state here, that I consider the visit I have paid as being more to your purpose, inasmuch as all adventitious aid has been stopped, and the emigrants had been working for nearly half a year entirely free. In the interval, as I was told by Mr. Stewart, of Duoro, and others, there had been in many instances considerable hardship, and in some cases severe pressure from actual want. I made a point, therefore, of visiting some of these people, and found them to be full as cheerful and uncomplaining, and in all respects as grateful as the others—freely acknowledging that their distress arose from other circumstances than any want of attention or breach of faith on the part of the Government, for whose exertions they all had said they felt the sincerest thankfulness. Upon the whole my impression was that the experiment had completely succeeded, if the object was to render a mass of destitute and miserable people independent and useful, instead of being burthens to the country. I am well satisfied that immense public benefits have accrued from this measure alone, some of which, perhaps, you did not think of, and which, indeed, I did not dream of till they were brought to my notice on the spot.


  WE, the undersigned, HEIRS and REPRESENTATIVES of the late THOMAS GORDON, of Cannonsburg, Esq. Washington County, Pennsylvania, thus publicly return our sincere and grateful Thanks to WILLIAM J. DUANE, Esq. Attorney at Law, Philadelphia, for his indefatigable and zealous exertions in recovering and transmitting to us, at a very moderate expense, the amount of the real and personal Estate bequeathed to us in the Will of our late Uncle, the said THOMAS GORDON. Although we are aware, that no testimony of ours can add to the respectability, professional zeal, honest worth and well known integrity of Mr. DUANE, yet we think it an act of duty incumbent on us to express our grateful sense of the serious obligations conferred on us by a Professional Gentleman residing in another quarter of the Globe—to whose person we are perfect strangers. We would, therefore, strongly recommend all Persons, circumstanced as we have been, having property in America, to endeavour to obtain the protection of WILLIAM I. DUANE.
THOS. GORDON, Edenmore, Florence Court.
STEPHEN BAVIS, Enniskillen.
MARY NIXON, Conrick, Enniskillen.


To be Sold by Private Contract
THAT FARM of LAND, in the Townland of CARGOHAN, Parish of DONOUGHMORE, now in the possession of ANDREW WILSON, containing upwards of SEVEN ACRES, Irish Measure, held, with the Rectorial Tithe thereof, under JOHN VAUGHAN, Esq. by Lease for 20 Years, with a toties quoties Covenant for Renewal, at the low Rent of Five Shillings per Acre, Irish Currency. The Land is in good order, well fenced, and lately Limed, with DWELLING and OFFICE HOUSES on the Premises, and is situated 5 miles from Newry and 6 from Banbridge.
  Likewise will be SOLD BY PRIVATE CONTRACT, an excellent FARM of LAND in the Townland of TULLYMURRY, containing Eighteen and a Half Irish Acres, in possession of ADAM WILSON, in Two Divisions, held under JOHN VAUGHAN, Esq. and for the same tenure and Covenants for Renewal as the former—8 Acres at 5s. per Acre, and 10 Acres at £1 1s. per Acre. There is a good DWELLING HOUSE and OUT OFFICES, with a well enclosed GARDEN. The Land is in prime heart, being all lately Limed, and the Bog is convenient. These Farms are situate within a quarter of a mile of each other.
  Proposals will be received until the 12th of February ensuing, and if a fair value is not offered they will be SOLD without reserve on that day, on the Premises. No preference will be given. For further particulars apply to Mr. ADAM WILSON, of TULLYMURRY, or Mr. ANDREW WILSON, of RINGOOLISH.—Terms at Sale.

  January 19, 1828.


In the Matter of
an Insolvent,
               TO be SOLD by
               AUCTION, on
               SATURDAY the 1st
               day of MARCH next, at
the House of Mr. RUDDOCK, Innkeeper, in the Town of BALLYNAHINCH, in the County of Down, at the hour of ONE o’Clock in the Afternoon, the  INSOLVENT’s RIGHT, TITLE, and INTEREST, in and to the following PREMISES—that is to say,
   No. I.—That Farm of LAND, late in the possession of the Insolvent, containing 3A. 1R. 15P. Irish plantation  measure, be the same more or less, situate in the Townland of Monenabane, in the County of Down.
   No. II.—That FARM, late in the possession of the Insolvent, containing 5A. 0R. 12P. plantation measure, be the same more or less, situate in the Townland of DUNBEG, and County of Down aforesaid.
   Dated this 26th day of January, 1828.
     ROBERT M’COMB, Assignee.
   For particulars as to Title, &c. apply to Mr. JOHN
CRAIG, Solicitor to the Assignee, 65, Blessington-street, DUBLIN, or DOWNPATRICK.

Life & Fire Assurance Company
ESTABLISHED by Act of Parliament.—
CAPITAL--£5,000,000 Sterling.
John Irving, Esq. M.P.
Francis Baring, Esq.
Samuel Gurney, Esq.
N. M. Rothschild, Esq.
Moses Montefiore, Esq.
Jas. Alexander, Esq. M.P.
Edward Blount, Esq.
John Bowden, Esq.
T. F. Buxton, Esq. M. P.
William Crawford, Esq.
T. A. Curtis, Esq.
Sir R. T. Farquhar, Bart. M. P.
George Harrison, Esq.
William Howard, Esq.
William Kay, Esq.
Louis Lucas, Esq.
David Lyon, jun. Esq.
Thomas Richardson, Esq.
Oswald Smith, Esq.
H. M. Thornton, Esq.
Thomas Wilson, Esq.
H. A. Douglas, Esq.
Edward Fletcher, Esq.
Thomas Masterman, Esq.
   The Premiums now charged on Common Assurances are as follows :--
    1st Class 1s. 6d. per Cent.
    2d Class 2s. 6d. per Cent.
    3d Class 4s. 6d. per Cent.
   Life Assurances continue to be effected by the Company  on equitable terms ; and a DIVISION OF PROFITS  with the Shareholders, both in this and the Fire Department, is made at the expiration of every five years.
  Agent for Armagh.
  Provincial Bank of Ireland,
ARMAGH, 29d Jan. 1828.


Important to Masters and Journeymen.
   On Friday last, the Committee of the Union Bakery, being duly summoned, appeared on the complaint of James Kennedy. This individual, having been sworn, stated that, some time ago, he was employed, by the Committee, as a journeyman baker, at 18s. per week—that he continued in this employment until the night of Saturday the 26th instant, without the slightest objection to his conduct, when, to his surprise, he was dismissed without any previous notice, although it is an established rule in that as well as in every other trade, that before a journeyman can be dismissed, he is entitled, at least, to one week’s notice, as without it he might not be able to procure employment the ensuing week. He further stated, that it was well understood between the master and the journeyman, that in the event of the former dismissing the latter without notice, the master was bound to pay a week’s wages. He, therefore, prayed the Bench to grant him an order against the Committee for that sum.
   The Committee admitted the existence of such an understanding between masters and journeymen, but endeavoured to prove that the complainant had, through their foreman, given them regular notice of his intention to quit their service, in which, however, they failed.
   The Bench, in pronouncing its order, said that the Committee, who appeared to have entirely failed in their defence, must be well aware that if any of their men departed from their service without due notice, not only would such journeyman, but any person employing him, under such circumstances, subject themselves to a severe penalty. They were also aware (for it appeared to be part of their agreement) that before a master can dismiss his servant, he must give him the usual notice, and, indeed, it would be an extreme hardship were it otherwise, for the latter might not, as has been remarked, be able to procure employment during the ensuing week, although a large family might entirely depend for subsistence on his industry, and who, perhaps, too often wait to the week’s end with impatience for it. In conclusion, they felt no difficulty in complying with the present application, particularly as it was admitted that the subject of it formed part of their agreement.

Caution to Carmen.
   Mr. John Richey, of Newry, merchant, being summoned to shew cause why he should not pay to John M’Ateer, carman, the sum of £1 12s., being so much wages claimed by him for the carriage of two hogsheads of sugar, from Belfast to Newry, appeared.—M’Ateer having proved his employment by Mr. Richey, and the carriage and delivery of the goods, Mr. Richey was called on for his defence, and, being sworn, stated that when he purchased the goods he carefully examined them, and had them delivered to the complainant for carriage to Newry, but on their delivery there he found that the sugar was much damaged in the carriage, so much so that he lost materially by it, and for that reason submitted he was not bound to pay the wages sought for, the damage having been caused by the negligence of the carman. The Bench fully concurred with Mr. Richey ; and, addressing M’Ateer, said, that he not only was not entitled to wages, but, in their opinion, subjected himself to a civil action for the loss sustained through his negligence. They, therefore, dismissed the complaint.


  Thieving Extraordinary.—For a considerable time back the graziers throughout a great tract of country in Meath had suffered by the abstraction of sheep from their lands ; in fact whole flocks had disappeared, notwithstanding the greatest vigilance. The tales of enchantment seemed to be realised, and the graziers were astounded when, all at once, the sorcerer’s wand was broken, and that, to which the efforts of ordinary men were inadequate, was effected by the intervention of a Priest. The minutest inquiry having been disappointed, the Priest’s courier betook himself for refreshment to a public-house, where, with outstretched ears, but in apparent sleep, he overheard a conversation.— He soon joined the party from whom it proceeded and informed them of his mission and of his travels. “ Why,” said one, “ you passed your sheep very close by.” “ How and where,” said the courier, “ I’d know them out of a thousand ?” “ Jist in --- place; and troth it would be next to impossible to know ‘em ; for it’s they that are re-branded, and arn’t themselves, at all at all, no more nor hundreds, that wint the way afore ‘em.” Having heard this confession, he, on further developement [sic] of the mystery, discovered that a neighbour, quite beyond the reach of suspicion, had lived for several years upon the profits of stock which he had never purchased. The problem of his rapid prosperity was resolved, the Priest got his sheep, and the farmer is now in jail awaiting prosecution.--Carlow Post.

  A young and respectable female, a Protestant, was travelling lately from the upper part of the County Leitrim, for the purpose of visiting some relations who lived near the lower part of it. As she was passing through Killargy, she was attacked by upwards of half a dozen ruffians, who unharnessed the horse, and were proceeding with horrid imprecations to drag the unfortunate and unprotected creature into one of the contiguous houses, when the driver, who happened to be versed in the signs and jargon of the “ Steel Boys,” interfered, and rescued her from an outrage worse than death itself, as their expressions were, (amidst others too shocking to relate here) “ Come, boys, let us keep the Protestant all night.” This transaction occurred early in the evening, in a populous village, where hundreds must have heard the screams of the poor creature, yet no one came to afford her the least assistance.—Sligo Journal.

  In addition to these outrages which we have already detailed, we are sorry to be compelled to add another:
   On the night of the 6th inst. a party of the “ Steel Boys” came to the house of a poor man, named Pat. M’Garrahan, (unfortunately a relative of M’Garrahan’s) residing between Dromahair and Drumkeerin, and forced their way in. The poor man, who had nothing but a grape to defend himself with, kept them at bay for some time with the utmost intrepidity, till they stripped the roof above, and the poor man unable any longer to resist the numerous banditti, was beaten by them in a shocking manner. They administered to him no less than ten oaths, and having dragged him out stark naked, they threw a can of cold water over him each time, in order, as they said, to confirm him in what he had sworn. The purport of some of the oaths were—he was never to take part with M’Garrahan against Maguire—he was not to conform to the Established Church—he was to forego a prosecution against a man who had beaten him most cruelly as he was coming from a funeral, on account of some observations he made relative to Mr. Maguire, and that he should abandon the place in eight days’ time. Unintimidated by their threats, the poor man has come most manfully forward and identified ten of the party, whom he says it is his unalterable intention to prosecute to conviction. John O’Donnell, Esq. of Larkfield, in that neighbourhood, has, very much to his credit, taken this poor man under his protection, and is resolved to bring the ruffians to condign punishment.—Idem.

  On Sunday night last, sixteen sheep, the property of Mr. M’Dermott, of Silverroe, near Boyle were feloniously and inhumanly destroyed by the agents of Captain Rock, and we learn that the villains concerned in this outrage were only prevented from committing further depredations upon the property of Mr. M’Dermott by their discovering that they had been observed by a person in his employment. Mr. M’Dermott, the victim of a system of the most diabolical persecution, refused some time since to contribute to the Catholic Rent.—Idem.

  Early on Sunday night last, about seven men attacked the house of John Kelly, Steward to Lieutenant Taylor, of Manor Cottage, near Hollypark in this County, which they entered, and forced him to open the Cottage, out of which they took a gun and powder horn, and struck Kelly’s wife with a pistol. They also proceeded to the house of Michael Sullivan, on the same lands, in further quest of arms, and on the appearance of resistance, they retreated, pursued by Sullivan, his son, and an apprentice.—Limerick Chronicle.

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