The Newry Commercial Telegraph
February 22, 1828
Newry, County Down

At Kilmagan Church, on Saturday the 16th instant, by her Uncle, the Rev. Mr. Johnson, of Ballywillwill-House, the Lady MARY, only child of the Earl of Annesley, of Castlewellan, to WILLIAM JOHN M’GWIRE, Esq., of Rostrevor. The lovely and accomplished bride was given away by her noble father. The carriages containing the wedding parties began to arrive at the Church at eleven o’clock, and there was a grand dinner given at the Earl’s hospitable mansion, in honour of the occasion. The happy bride and bridegroom proceeded in a carriage and four to spend the honeymoon at Ballywillwill.
  On the 19th inst., by the Rev. George Edmonds, Mr. WM. PARKER of Curley Lodge, County Down, to SARAH, relict of the late Mr. Edward Best, of Newry, and third daughter of P. Fox, Esq. of French-street, Dublin.
  On the 13th instant, at St. George’s Church, Hanover-square, London, JOHN HALES CALCRAFT, Esq. eldest son of John Calcraft, Esq. M. P. to the Lady CAROLINE MONTAGU, youngest daughter of his Grace the Duke of Manchester.
  On the 12th inst. at Smarmore Castle, by the Most Rev. Dr. Curtis, R. C. Primate, THEOBALD MAC KENNA, Esq. Barrister at Law, to JULIA, youngest daughter of the late John Taffe, Esq. of Smarmore Castle, County Louth.
  On the 18th instant, by the Rev. Robert Winning, Mr. ROBERT COULTER, of Dundalk, to JANE, eldest daughter of the late Mr. Joseph Coulter, of Dowdalshill, County of Louth.

   On Saturday evening the 16th inst., of a rapid decline, in the 47th year of his age, Mr. JAMES HILL, Copper-smith and Brassfounder. During a residence of many years in this town he was universally esteemed and distinguished for strict probity in all his dealings. His friends, his widow and family now mourn his loss ; comforted, however, with the assurance that he died trusting in and depending on his Almighty Saviour for eternal life.
  At Bangrove, near Rathfryland, on the 10th instant, after a protracted illness, Miss LINDSAY—By an extensive circle of sorrowing relations and friends her loss will be long felt, and by her decease the poor of her neighbourhood have been deprived of one ever ready to comfort them in affliction and to relieve their wants.
  On Sunday the 17th instant, at his father’s house in Ballgorian, near Rathfryland, Mr. JOHN JOHNSTON, of Harrington, England. He was but a few days returned to his native country, when thus prematurely cut off from the society of his friends. He has left a widow and 7 children to lament his loss, and the esteem in which he was held was eminently testified by the numerous concourse of people who attended his funeral to the graveyard of his ancestors on Tuesday last.
  Near Baillieborough, on the 5th inst., Mr. JOHN WEIR, a man universally respected for his religious and moral conduct ; leaving a disconsolate wife and large family to mourn his early removal.  


   On Friday last, J. T----, Esq., appeared before the presiding Magistrates, on the complaint of Mr. Robert Benn, charged with having on the 24th ult. wilfully and maliciously committed damage and spoil on certain enclosed fields near Barrack-street, in this town, the property of Mr. Benn, as also on the hedge that encloses the same, by repeatedly galloping his horse through it. Mr. Benn having proved the trespass complained of, Mr. T. emphatically denied that he did so maliciously, and that his riding through the place in question was merely accidental, and only intended for amusement, not with an intention of doing any injury.
  The Bench—We feel quite satisfied ; indeed, had there been any impression to the contrary made on our minds, the respectability of Mr. T. is sufficient to convince us that the offence complained of was not committed with a malicious intention ; but it may not be generally known, that the wilfully doing an act which may injure public or private property is an offence within the meaning of the statute of the first of the present King, cap. 71, and that the party committing such injury renders himself liable to a penalty of 5l. They were of opinion that the complainant in the present instance had satisfactorily proved his case, and made their order accordingly.
  James Marron, of Mayo, also appeared on the complaint of James Gribbin, charged with having committed a like offence in part of the lands of Mayo, complainant’s property, by digging up and carrying away a large quantity of the soil thereof, and was convicted in a similar penalty.

Caution to Nurses.
  Mary Courtney, of Rosstrevor, complained against a gentleman, whose service, she stated on oath, she entered a few weeks ago as a wet nurse, at 2l. a quarter, of which she received 6s., and in a few days afterwards was dismissed. She sought, therefore, to recover 1l. 14s. the remainder of the quarter’s wages. On her cross-examination she admitted that at the time she entered into the service of defendant she concealed a deep mark on her neck, caused by a running sore, but which was then quite healed, and further that the discovery of the mark, she believed, was the sole cause of her dismissal. The Bench unceremoniously dismissed the complaint.


on SATURDAY the 16th inst.
A Large Newfoundland Dog,
About One Year Old ; Brown colour ; one of the Fore Legs White about half way up ; has a small White Spot on his Breast ; answers to the name of SAILOR. A Handsome Reward will be given for the Dog, by WILLIAM BLACKER, Esq., Gosford Castle, MARKETHILL ; or, Mr. SAMUEL WALLACE, NEWRY.
  February 19, 1828.


In the Matter of
An Insolvent.

  THE ASSIGNEES in this Matter request a Meeting of the several Creditors of said Insolvent, at MADDEN’S Tavern, No. 13, UPPER BRIDGE-STREET, DUBLIN, on MONDAY the 25th day of February, inst., at ONE o’Clock in the afternoon, in order to consult, instruct and authorise them to dispose of the FREEHOLD ESTATE of said Insolvent in the most advantageous manner for all concerned.—Dated this 18th day of February, 1828.
  Agent to said Assignees, No. 29,
  Peter-street, Dublin.

To Builders and Others.
   THE COMMISSIONERS for extending the BOUNDARIES of the GAOL of ARMAGH will receive PROPOSALS for BUILDING a STONE WALL round the additional Ground, according to a Section and Specification to be seen at the Sovereign’s Office, Armagh. Approved Security to double the amount of the Contract, for the proper performance of the Work, will be required. Proposals, sealed and marked on the Cover, “ Proposals for Building,” must be sent on or before the 15th March, at 11 o’Clock, A. M., to A. I. KELLY, Esq., Sovereign, Armagh, when either the Proposer, or a Person authorized by him, must attend a Meeting of the Commissioners.
   N. B.—The quantity of Building will probably be about 800 Perches, Statute Measure.
  ARMAGH, Feb. 19, 1828.


Iron and Brass Founders,
Licensed Coppersmiths, Jobbing and General Working Smiths,
MANUFACTURE and SELL MILL WORK of all descriptions, KITCHEN RANGES, OVENS, HOT-HEARTHS &c. ; MILL BRASSES, BRASS COCKS of all kinds, from seven inches diameter to one-fourth inch ; Common, Lift and Forcing PUMPS, both Brass and Iron ; GARDEN ENGINES, &c. &c. ; Licensed to Manufacture COPPER STILLS and WORMS. They have always on hand a neat assortment of PLOUGHS and PLOUGH-HARROWS, which they would recommend to the inspection of Gentlemen Farmers.
   N.B.—Highest price given for OLD IRON, COPPER, BRASS and LEAD.
---In consequence of the Death of JAMES HILL, it is thought necessary to acquaint the Public that the Business will be in future be carried on by GEORGE HILL (son of the deceased) and JOHN BENNIE, in the usual extensive manner, and every way such as, they hope, will merit the further countenance and support of old Friends and Customers of the Establishment.
  20th Feb., 1828.


BY Private Sale, that Extensive FARM, situate in the Parish of KILKEEL and Townland of BRACKENEY, within One Mile and a Half of the Town of KILKEEL, containing 87 Acres of good Arable Land—20 Acres of Bog, and 20 Acres of Mountain, very capable of cultivation—Irish Plantation Measure ; all held at the small Yearly Rent of £3 1s. 0d. Proposals will be received for this valuable property by Mr. JOS. WAHOP, BAILLIEBOROUGH, County Cavan ; or the Proprietor,
   Kilkeel, Feb. 20, 1828.


   ARMAGH LUNATIC ASYLUM.—We have heretofore had occasion to notice, with just commendation, the admirable system of management pursued in this most useful Institution—an Institution which, whether we consider it externally or internally—whether we allude to the beauty, the salubrity of its situation, the tasteful arrangement of the building, its gardens, pleasure grounds, &c. --or refer to the probably more essential arrangements and discipline observable within the house, in every respect we find much to admire, nothing of which to disapprove. Its intrinsic value to the public may be estimated from what follows. By the annual report, lately admitted by the Manager to the Board of local Directors, we find that the number of patients within the Asylum, during the year ended 1st January, 1828, amounted in all to one hundred and thirty-five !—79 of whom were male and 56 female. Of this really amazing number of unfortunate lunatics, the subjoined satisfactory statement is given :
                                                  Mal. Fem. Tot.
Recovered and discharged, ...     20    13     33
Relieved and given to their Friends, 2    2      4
Unrelieved and do. do.                  2     4      6
Died, ... ... ...                                6     2       8
Remaining in Asylum, 1st. Jan. 1828,
                                                      49   35    84
                                                     79    56   135

      State of the Cases Remaining.
Convalescent, ... ...                        3     3       6
Considered Curable, ...                  6     5     11
Do. Incurable, ...                          40    27    67
                                                   49   35     84

“ The Counties of Tyrone and Donegal having originally formed part of the district, a number of patients were admitted from these Counties, a portion of which still remain ; however, calculating on their removal, and the number annually sent out recovered, there is every probability of the Asylum being adequate to meet the demands of the four Counties now comprising the district—namely, Armagh, Monaghan, Fermanagh, and Cavan.
  “ The admissions exceed the preceding year by twenty. In many of those cases the disease was of long duration, and some of them had previously undergone treatment in other Lunatic Hospitals. Of the number who have died one was of apoplexy, 6 of consumption, and one poor old man whose death was evidently hastened by the cruelty of exposing him on horseback, during a long journey, on a severe winter’s day—he died the day of admission. Of the number recovered, 22 were of a recent nature, and on the first appearance of the malady were placed in the Asylum, this affords a further proof of the great advantage which is derived from early treatment.”
  The arranging of employment for the patients --a practice which experience has proved to be eminently efficacious in the treatment of this, perhaps the most dreadful of earthly maladies— appears to have engaged the particular attention of Mr. Jackson, the respectable and praiseworthy manager. It appears, on average, that 28 males and 20 females have been daily occupied—the males in gardening, weaving, winding and warping, tailoring, and assisting in various ways about the Institution. The females in spinning, sewing, washing, and assisting the attendants.
  On the whole we would congratulate the public on the existence of an Institution so absolutely necessary, and so admirably adapted, to the peculiar circumstances of those persons whose situation heretofore was so distressing.

Submitted by ajk.
By permission of The British Library.

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