Newry Commercial Telegraph
March 4, 1828
Newry, County Down
At Ashgrove, on the 29th ult. the Lady of JOHN CARLILE, of Strangford, Esq. of a son.
On the 27th ult. in St. Ann’s Church, Belfast, by the Rev. A. C. M’Cartney, ROBERT FORSTER, Esq., to MARGARET, second daughter of Adam M’Clean, Esq. Belfast.
In St. Ann’s Church, Belfast, on the 15th ult. Mr. ANDREW THOMPSON, of Downpatrick, watch and clock maker, to Miss ISABELLA REID, of Newtownards.
On the 17th ult. by the Rev. W. Mac Mullan, P. P. Loughinisland, CHARLES CLARKE, Esq. of Murroclogher, to MARY MAC MULLAN, neice to the Right Rev. Dr. MacMullan, late R. C. Bishop of Down and Connor.
On the 20th ult., after a few days illness, in his own house, Donoughmore, Mr. ROBERT Mc ALISTER, Butter-Merchant, in the 45th year of his age, leaving a disconsolate wife and a large family to lament, to them, an irreparable loss. It is generally found by experience that a man’s countenance is a fair index of his mind— in few instances has this been more fully exemplified than in the individual whom sudden removal is now stated. He was honest, kind and open in his manner with the world—plain and straight-forward in all his dealings, a loving, kind and affectionate husband and father. “ One dieth in his full strength, being wholly at east and quiet ; his breasts are full of milk and his bones are moistened with marrow.”
On Tuesday, the 25th ultimo, in his 74th year, Mr. CHARLES KANE, of Tullyglush Kane[?].
At Armagh, on the 28th ult. Mr. EDWARD FARMER, druggist, son of John Farmer, Esq. County Kildare.
On Monday, the 25th ult. the Rev. JAMES RIDDEL, late Presbyterian Minister of the parish of Drumbo.
On Sunday evening, at his mother’s house, St. Columb’s Court, Derry, ALEXANDER YOUNG, Esq., aged 27 years.
At his house, in Tamnamore, Co. Tyrone, RICHARD LLOYD, Esq., deservedly regretted by a numerous circle of highly respectable friends.
At Lurgan, on the 22d ult., Mrs. CUNNINGHAM, sincerely and deservedly regretted.
THE MARQUIS OF ANGLESEA.—The extensive estate of the Most Noble Marquis, in the neighbourhood of Carlingford, presented, last night, a brilliant display of bonfires, in honor of his Excellency’s arrival as Viceroy of Ireland. There was to be seen the joyous and happy tenants felicitating each other on the event, and praying God to grant his Excellency a long and happy life, and successful Administration. Happy, indeed, must be the tenantry who are blessed with such a landlord as the Noble Marquis, and such a representative as Colonel Armstrong—whose humanity and good sense render him equally valuable to landlord and tenant.
We understand the series of Sermons, on Christian Doctrine, lately preached in the Newry Congregation, by the Rev. John Mitchel, are about to be published at the request of the Congregation.
We observe that, pursuant to the appointment of the Distributorship of Stamps, for Newry and the County of Down, which we lately announced had been conferred, through the interest of the Marquis of Downshire, on Mr. Williams, that Gentleman has commenced executing the duties of the office at his residence in Hill-street.
We understand that Thomas Kernaghan, blind from he was 18 months old, and a man of extraordinary talent, will preach in the William street Methodist Chapel, at 7 o’clock, on Friday and Saturday evenings first.
GRADY v. RICHARDS.—For the purpose of giving a full report of the curious and most important Trial in this case, we have printed a Supplementary Sheet, which will be delivered to our Subscribers free of any expence [sic] whatever.
The Kilkenny Election has terminated in the return of Mr. Doherty.
John Burchel and Sylvester and Michael Grogard, (brothers) alleged to be the principals in the murder of Mr. Cox, the gentleman in care of the Arigna Iron Works, in the County of Leitrim, have been fully committed for trial.
The Newry and Donaghmore Farming Society
WILL hold their Annual PLOUGHING MATCH on MONDAY, 10th MARCH. For Particulars see Hand-Bills.
The Society will Dine at WALTER HALL’S, CANAL-STREET, on the same day, at 6 o’Clock. Members, intending to dine, will please leave their Names at the Bar.
J. ELLIS, Secretary.
3d March, 1828.
PER THE SOLWAY STEAM PACKET,([?] LONDON),
500 Real Leghorn Hats,
From 15s. to 30s. each, and
4000 Score of Plat,
From 6d. to 2s. per Score.
JAMES M’KENNA, impressed with the deepest gratitude, for the liberal patronage he has received since he has commenced the BONNET BUSINESS, respectfully informs his Friends and the Public, that he has received One Case Real LEGHORN, and Two Cases of PLAT, comprising Split STRAW ; Devon, Dunstable, Rustic, Pearl, Diamond, and Imitation LEGHORN, particularly admired for Childrens’ Hats.
Encouraged by the decided preference given to his Establishment, he has engaged a FOREWOMAN to CUT, CLEAN and MAKE UP BONNETS according to the Newest Fashion.
Ten BONNET MAKERS, and Six APPRENTICES Wanted.
N. B.—The above Goods being bought for Ready Money in January, before the general demand, will be found the Cheapest ever offered for Sale in Newry.
4,000 English Twilled Sacks and Flour Bags,
40 Bags Bristol Candlewick, full bleached,
10 Do. Cotton, do.
Dutch, Flemish and Riga Flax, OF BEST QUALITY.
A few Tons of CUMBERLAND SEED POTATOES, at 4s. per Cwt.
Grocery, Wine, Spirit, Woollen Drapery and
HAS received from LONDON, per the Ardent, via Belfast, his annual Assortment of Garden, Agricultural, Flower, and Bird
They are New and Genuine, and will, he is confident, confirm the merited celebrity his SEEDS have hitherto attained.
His SPRING VETCHES and CLOVERS will be found of Superior Quality.
He is always well supplied with Old Malt and Grain WHISKEY, Choice WINES in Wood and Bottle, GROCERIES of every description, and finest quality ; Dartford GUNPOWDER and Patent SHOT, an extensive Stock of Ladies’ and Gentlemens’ SHOES, WOOLLEN DRAPERY, HABERDASHERY, &c. &c., at very Reduced Prices.
Stamp and Post Office, 18th Feb. 1828.
---Two APPRENTICES Wanted—one to the Seed, Grocery, Wine and Spirit Business—the other to the Woollen Drapery and Haberdashery Establishment.
JOHN CHAMBERS & CO.
HAVE received by the Belle, direct from OPORTO, on Consignment,
Shipped by a House of the first character, and will be found deserving of the notice of the Trade, as well as of Private Families.
ALSO ON SALE,
Prime Y. C. TALLOW,
Dutch OAK BARK,
8th February, 1828.
ONE MILE FROM CALEDON.
THE INTEREST in the LEASE to be SOLD BY AUCTION, on FRIDAY the 14th of MARCH, 1828. It consists of a small, neat HOUSE, with requisite Offices, ORCHARD, GARDEN, and 20 English Acres of Meadow, Pasture, and Arable LAND ; held under the Right Hon. the Earl of CALEDON for 2 Lives and 21 Years (14 of which are unexpired), at the Annual Rent of £21 9s. 6d. sterling. The Land is in good condition, and on it and on the House and Premises have been expended upwards of £300.
The Sale to commence at TWELVE o’Clock, and the Purchaser to pay the King’s Duty. Terms—Cash, or approved Security at 6 and 12 months. May be seen daily from 11 to 2 o’Clock.
On Sunday last, the
24th ult., while Mr. George Meares, of Killenboy, and his family, were
attending divine services, at the Church of Ballymore, in the County of
Westmeath, his house was entered by two men, who broke open his
parlour-door, and carried off his fire-arms. James Bourke, a tenant of
Lord Clare, was barbarously murdered on Saturday night, in the
neighbourhood of Boher, while on his return from this City. Captain
Wickham, with the police, went in pursuit of the murderers, and
overtook two of them, (John Ryan and John Wilkinson) who are in
COURT OF KING’S BENCH—DUBLIN, FEB. 22.
Grady v. Richards and others.
The interest excited by this case caused a great crowd to assemble outside the Court at an early hour, and as soon as the doors were opened, a rush took place that gave a very good idea of what the bursting of the water into the Thames canal must have been. At eleven o’clock the Chief Justice took his seat on the bench. The following Gentlemen were sworn on the Jury :--
Thomas White, Esq. Sir John Ripton, Charles Cobb, John D. Latouche, Wm. John Alexander, John Hone, Ponsonby ????, Nicholas Mahon, Wilson Mills, Wm. Porter, William Long, and Thomas Finlay, Esqrs.
Mr. Freeman then stated the indictment.—It contained twelve counts, all laying the offence in a different manner, but generally charging the traversers, Elizabeth Richards, Helen Richards, otherwise Grady, John Lynch, and Catherine, his wife, and Elizabeth Kavanaugh, with conspiring together, and by divers subtle strategems and false representations, taking away John Hely Hutchinson Grady, an infant under the age of twenty-one, from the care and protection of the Rev. Prince Crawford, against the will of his father, Henry Deane Grady, and unlawfully causing him to contract matrimony with the said Helen Richards, otherwise Grady, she being a person of unchaste name, fame, and reputation. The traversers pleaded guilty, and on an understanding by their Counsel that they should be forthcoming, they were allowed to appear by their several Attornies.
Sergeant Goold stated the case for the prosecution. After reading the statute to which the indictment referred, namely, the 6th Anne, chap. 13, sec. 3, he thus proceeded :--It has become my duty, Gentlemen of the Jury, to submit to you a detail of the facts of this extraordinary and unhappy case ; the traversers involved in the offence are five in number : Mrs. Elizabeth Richards, Miis Helen Richards, otherwise Grady, John Lynch, and Catherine, his wife, and Elizabeth Kavanaugh. Mrs. Elizabeth Richards is by birth a gentlewoman—she is not only respectable, but she is highly connected. She married Mr. Richards, who was also by birth a gentleman, and not only respectable but highly connected ; a Gent. if I am rightly instructed, of fortune, possessing from 800l. to 1000l. a-year. She was, I understand a woman of most prepossessing appearance, and of great personal attractions. They lived together in the country for some years ; after which they came to Dublin, and for the last few years Mrs. Richards has resided at Newton-Park, in the County of Dublin. The fruits of this marriage were three daughters and one son—that son is a mere boy ; the youngest of the daughters is Miss Helen Richards, otherwise Grady, and I am instructed, that at that time of the alleged conspiracy she was about 23 or 24 years of age. About six or seven years ago Mr. Richards separated himself from his wife by contract and convention ; and, if I am rightly instructed, he had cause for so doing. If I am rightly instructed her habits of life made it impossible for a high-minded gentleman to continue to live with her ; for that unfortunate lady, deviating from those principles which ought to have governed her, became the subject of habitual intoxication, and I need not add its necessary consequences. Mr. R. allowed her 400l. a-year ; she still retained much of her personal charms, and after the separation she continued to indulge in those vicious habits which have led perhaps to the melancholy result of this prosecution. I am instructed to tell the Jury that I am not speculating here on matters of fact. I am instructed to tell the Jury in the face of the public, that such is the fact, and that not a witness of the family, not a connexion of that lady’s can be produced, without admitting that I have neither misstated or overstated the case. I have thus endeavoured to describe for you the person of Mrs. Elizabeth Richards. The next persons I shall call your attention to are John Lynch and Catherine, his wife. Lynch was employed as porter at the lodge, as gardener, and as driver of a single horse jaunting car, which Mrs. Richards kept. In this triple capacity he resided at the lodge with his wife Catherine, and with them were one or two connexions, who either lived with them constantly, or were occasionally resident with them. If it was possible to case a doubt by evidence upon the character which I have given one of the traversers, and which has been reluctantly forced from my lips by a sense of my duty, there can be no dought [sic] whatever of the utter profligacy of John and Catharine Lynch. I will convict them from their own lips of being the most desperate characters that imagination can conceive, and fit for all the mischief that the ingenuity of crime can devise. Elizabeth Kavanaugh was the housemaid of Mrs. Richards ; and from the part she has taken in this transaction, she has been naturally and necessarily joined in the indictment. Miss Helen Richards, otherwise Grady, is the fifth personage to whom I will call your attention. She resided with her mother ; and I understand that she is, and was, at the time of this transaction, a creature of lovely and beauteous form and countenance, but that she fell a victim to her own fascinations—that she was a person of loose and lascivious character—that she was a person who appeared to have indulged in those propensities from which female minds naturally shrink with abhorrence. I am told this, and that it will be proved to perfect demonstration. It will be proved that this porter’s lodge was a scene of nightly meetings with young men ; it will be proved by witnesses who saw the fact, that she received letters at her chamber window, and that she gave letters from it in return. It will be proved beyond the possibility of question that she was seen at as late an hour as eleven or twelve o’clock at night in the shrubberies with young men ; that her bed chamber window was only about five feet from the ground ; that it was easy of access, and that it became available in more instances than one. This indictment also states a fact which I believe will appear in evidence, that shortly before the period of this unhappy transaction, she was pregnant, and that medicines of a particular nature were administered for a purpose not to be doubted or questioned. I say of this beautiful creature that had she been brought up according to the principles of religion and morality, she might have been the happy mother of happy family, but she has fallen into disgrace and ruin from the habits in which she indulged, and no wonder.— Good God, can any human being wonder, that under such a roof, with a mother addicted to habitual intoxication—addicted to other pursuits which I am not at liberty to particularize ; can any human being wonder that she should fall a victim to her own fascinations and the delusions of others. Indiscreet and imprudent, worse than imprudent must that father be, who consigns the education and government of his child to corrupt tutelage, a young female advancing into womanhood, with all the dazzling and dazzled beauties which this unfortunate young woman possessed. Perhaps she may not be convicted by your verdict, incarceration may not be her lot, but she has a punishment of a deeper cast, the consciousness that she has outraged all female delicacy, that she has reversed the order of nature, that she has not waited to be wooed and won, but that she has entrapped a boy, a mere boy, into the most serious of all human contracts, the responsibility of which he was unable to comprehend. Gentlemen of the Jury, it will be proved to you, if I am rightly instructed that Miss Richards was not only a person of unchaste fame and reputation, but certain expressions of her’s [sic] will be related to you which I shall not now mention, because there are females in the Court, and I am unwilling to wound their ears by repeating them—certain expressions which render her unfit to be the wife of any person of honour or reputation. Sergeant Goold was here proceeding to make some statements respecting a young man of the name of Redmond, when he was interrupted by Mr. O’Connell, and after some discussion, he went on to read the following letter to him, from Miss Richards :--
“ DEAREST WILLIAM,--I will not go into town tomorrow but to Kingstown, to fish with my brother ; would it be possible to hook you there ? If you would walk up our avenue about one or half-past twelve o’clock, you shall see me on the line as bait. For heaven’s sake do not bring that horrid monster, Francis Lee, with you.—I hope you got home safe, and are not the worse of your ramble with me. How is your dear little brother ? If you wish for a companion bring him.— Yours, ever,
In the corner was written,
“ I hope Francis does not open your letters, as he said he does, for he never speaks truth, I know.” I will ask any father, what consideration would tempt him to be the parent of a child, a female child of twenty-two or twenty-three years of age, who could use the language contained in this note --language in itself denoting the school in which that creature was reared, and the kind of influence that daily example had upon her manners and her morals ? The practices of the daughter were perfectly known to the mother, as will be proved ; and it therefore became a great object with Mrs. Richards to try and provide some match for this unfortunate young lady ; and I am told that part of the case intended to be set up by the traverser is this, that she was actually to have been married to a half-pay Lieutenant, and that the marriage settlements were prepared only a week before she eloped with Master John Hely Hutchinson Grady. What object a woman of lovely form and exquisite beauty could have, in marrying a half-pay Lieutenant, who had no provision to support her, unless the gratification of her passions, I am unable to conceive ; and still less how the mother, who ought to have been her natural guardian, could consent to so imprudent a connection. I have stated to you, Gentlemen of the Jury, the way in which the traversers are placed ; let me now introduce to you the hero of this transaction ; let me introduce to you John Hely Hutchinson Grady. Gentlemen of the Jury, I tell you, and depend upon it it will not be falsified, that at the time of this transaction he was a boy, a very, very boy. He was third or fourth son of Mr. Henry Deane Grady, and was born in the month of February, 1811—of course he was only sixteen years and nine months old at the time in question. He was not only a very boy in appearance, but he was of a peculiarly weak character of intellect—he was addicted to boyish plays and amusements—(laughter)—one of his passions was an attachment to a favourite donkey— (great laughter)—and from what I have heard there was a great congeniality between the two animals. But he was therefore the fitter person to be practised upon, to be duped and imposed on. His habit was to go from school to visit his mother with whom he was a pet, and to see his favourite donkey. His father at last sent him to school at Winchester, from whence he returned without the consent of his master. He was sent back and became a favourite there ; and was proceeding to take advantage of the liberal education his father was inclined to give him, when, unfortunately, he came home to pass the long vacation of last summer with his father and mother at Stillorgan; and recollect that their residence is not in a bird line, more than a few yards from the habitation of Mrs. Richards. Finding that the boy was not disposed to the pursuit of serious studies, Mr. Grady thought it right to look to the army as a provision for him, and he was sent to the Rev. Prince Crawford’s school at Donnybrook, where two of his brothers were already placed, to pursue a course of reading which might fit him for that profession. The Learned Sergeant here proceeded to state the details of Mr. Grady’s introduction to Miss Richards, while at Mr. Crawford’s school, by John Lynch, the lodge-keeper—their subsequent elopement in ten or eleven days, accompanied by Lynch, his wife, Elizabeth Kavanaugh, and a man of the name of Johnson—the furnishing of the viaticum by the lady— the gentleman being so badly provided with money that on the preceding Sunday he was obliged to borrow a penny from Dr. Crawford to put in the poor-box. He shewed how the lover grew sulky on the passage, and how the lady kept him in good humour, by giving him a watch, which was afterwards claimed by Lynch as his, a bracelet, rings, &c. In the words of the Bard, she gave the bauble
“ to a youth,
A kind of boy—a little scrubbed boy—
A pouting boy that begg’d it as a fee.” How the whole affair was near being ended by Lynch, who quarrelled with his mistress, and advised Master Grady to be off ; but all-powerful love prevailed, and the parties were united at Gretna ; while the officiating worthy of the placement so quick as the celebration of the ceremony, that he was obliged to write his name five times to the certificate, and the last was the only signature that had any pretentions to legibility. Finally he detailed their arrest by Gilloughby, the Peaceofficer, and the obtaining by him of the certificate in question—a letter from Mrs. Richards to her daughter, which he concluded fully established her participation in the conspiracy—and the answer to it by Mrs. Grady. As these particulars will be found at length in the evidence, we omit them here.—Remarking on the certificate, Sergeant Goold said, Gentlemen of the Jury— I call your attention to this fact—part of this document is printed, and part of it is in manuscript—it is headed with the King’s arms, and is in this form :--“ These are to certify to all persons whom it may concern, that John Hely Hutchinson Grady, of No. 8, Merrion-square, East, Dublin, son of Henry Deane Grady, and Helen Richards, daughter of John Richards, of the County of Fermanagh, came before me, and declared themselves to be single persons, and were lawfully married by me, according to the laws of the Kirk of Scotland.—Helen Richards, aged 17, John H. H. Grady, aged 18.” Whose hand-writing, Gentlemen, do you think the manuscript part of the certificate is ? Every word of it is the handwriting of Miss Richards, and in the description of the ages, she makes the boy two years older than he really was ; and with all the complacency and modesty of a virtuous young female, the young lady makes herself six years younger. Does this bespeak impropriety of conduct? Does it bespeak it in terms stronger than any I can use ? Does it not bespeak, I say, contrivance and strategem, ab quo, from the beginning to the end ? What proper-minded woman would not at once say, “ let it be filled up by Mr. Grady himself?” But no—the young boy was under the lady’s guardianship and tutelage, and she did not wish to trust him with it. After arresting them at Gretnagreen, the peace-officer brought them to Carlile, on their way to Liverpool; and there Miss Richards, otherwise Grady, was taken ill, or affected to be so. A doctor was therefore sent for, and a woman, the wife of a police-officer of the place, who was supposed to be skilful in matters of this description, attended. Now mar, Gentlemen, at this time the marriage had only taken place a few days ago, and there she is taken extremely ill. We have got Mrs. Hatty, the woman I mentioned, and she will depose to you that on examining and making these observations which it was her duty to make, she pronounced, in the presence of Lynch, his wife, and Kavanaugh, and in the hearing of Miss Richards herself, that at that time she was pregnant. Sergeant Goold then went on to describe the arrival of the party in Ireland, and the receipt of a letter by Mrs. Grady, of Merrionsquare, which had been directed to Mrs. Grady, Gretna-Hall ; but no such person being there, the letter was returned, and by the post-office here sent to her, as the only person of the name known. The letter, on opening it, appeared to be from Mrs. Richards to her daughter, and enclosed in it was a half-note for 25l. Mrs. Grady immediately delivered the letter to her husband, who, having directed a copy of it to be taken, forwarded it to Mrs. Richards, stating how it came into his possession. Mr. Grady gave information at the Head Police-office ; other persons were also sworn—Mary Murphy, Conran, Mr. Edmonds—gave their depositions with a view to preferring a bill of Indictment at the Commission. The bill was preferred accordingly, and found. Bail, however, having been found, the case was removed by certiorari, into the King’s Bench.
Henry Deane Grady was then called, and being sworn was examined by Mr. Bennett—Witness lives at Merrion-square, in Dublin, and has a country house at Stillorgan, in the County of Dublin ; has a son by the name of John Hely Hutchinson Grady ; he was seventeen years of age the 7th of this month ; his appearance is youthful of course, very youthful ; more boyish than anything else ; his habits also are very boyish ; witness was never acquainted with Mrs. Richards or her daughter, Miss Richards ; has heard that they lived at Newtown-Park, and his house is nearly opposite Stillorgan Church ; was shown Mrs. Richards and her daughter at the Commission, but from motives of delicacy avoided looking at them ; never saw them before the elopement of his son with the latter, nor had his family with the exception of him, any intercourse with them ; his son was sent to two or three schools ; to Feinaigle’s, to the Rev. Mr. Leny’s, and to Winchester, which he left in the Summer vacation of last year ; after which he went to the Rev. Mr. Crawford’s, where witness had two other sons ; remembers the time when he went away from Mr. Crawford’s ; his intercourse and his going away with Miss Richards, were certainly not with his consent, or that of Mrs. Grady, for she was then one hundred and fifty miles from Dublin ; as well as he recollects, Mr. Crawford told him of the elopement the day after it occurred about two o’clock ; cannot undertake to tell the precise day that his son returned, it was about the 16th or 17th of August ; witness is worth 50l. a year ; has personal property worth 200l. a year ; made every possible exertion that man could make, personally or otherwise, to rescue his son ; left his bed in the middle of the night and came to Dublin, hired carriages, engaged peace-officers, &c. ; witness knew a person of the name of Redmond ; has made every possible exertion to procure his attendance ; has seen Lynch the traverser since his apprehension ; has seen him on two occasions at Kilmainham, once with Dr. Crawford, but always in the presence of the Governor of the gaol, or a peaceofficer.
Cross-examined by Mr. O’Connell—I don’t think I heard distinctly how many schools you said your son was at ? According to my present recollection he was at Feinagle’s, at Dr. Leny’s, at Winchester, and at Mr. Crawford’s. Oh, I thought had heard you say he was at Eton, that was what made me ask you? He was at Eton. Did your son quit Eton against your consent, or with it ? Against it ; he ran away of himself. How long is it since he ran away ? It was before he went to Winchester ; he was three years at Winchester, and before that he had been a year at Eton. Will you swear positively that he was ever at any one school that he did not run away from ? I am sure I can’t bring it to my recollection ; I will not swear positively, but I don’t think he ran away from Dr. Leany’s. Were you ever angry with him for running away ? Never, on my oath. But on his return from Winchester, when he had spent the money that his master had given him to bring him home by staying a week in Bath, he borrowed some from a lady there a friend of mine, and I was quite displeased at his doing so. I believe I am safe in saying, Mr. Grady, that this young Gentleman was not the only one of your family that was married at Gretna Green ? No. I had a daughter married there. Have you any doubt that her mother was privy to her elopement? I cannot form a belief whether she was or not ; the impression of my mind is, that after the elopement she was informed of it and not before. My daughter was very young at the time, and she had been from her childhood intimately acquainted with Lord Edward Chichester. Can you form a belief whether Lord Edward Chichester resided in your house before they went away ? He never did reside in my house to my knowledge, altho’ he was very intimate in it. Do you know of your own knowledge what witnesses are to be produced on this trial on the part of the prosecution ? I do. Do you know whether any of these witnesses got any money ? I am sure they did— several of them for their expences. Just give me a list of those that got money ? Really I cannot tell all that got money ?—it went to several witnesses in England for their expenses, but further than for necessary expenses it was not given to my knowledge. How much money have you given to all the witnesses, or to your agent for them ? Upon my oath I cannot tell; I gave Mr. Leland, I believe in the progress of the case upwards of 200l. I gave out of my pocket to one witness from England 20l. I gave more money to the peace-officers, and more to witnesses from the Isle of Man. Can you come within 100l. of what you gave the peace officers ? I certainly did not give them anything like that ; I might have given them 40l. or 50l. Have you conversed with any of the witnesses ? With several of them for the purpose of knowing what they would swear, merely to get at their evidence. How many of those with whom you have conversed have got money ? Upon my oath I cannot tell, but I solemnly swear before God that they never got a shilling from me or my attorney, except as payment for their expenses. Do you know a person of the name of Potter ? Yes. Did you ever speak to him about giving evidence in this case ? I did. Do you know a Mr. Mason ? I do. Did you ever speak to Mr. Mason about Potter? I did. Upon your oath did you ever say you had a living worth 200l. a year in your eye for Potter. Never. Or anything to that effect? Never. Or to Potter himself ? Never—but I will tell you what I said. I told Mr. Potter that I should be under the necessity of bringing him forward to give his evidence touching circumstances which I was aware he was well acquainted with ; he was quite reluctant and unwilling to come forward, and said he was going into the Church ; his prospects in which might be ruined by his so doing.— I replied, upon my honor, that if it should so turn out that by reason of his evidence his prospects were lost in the Church, I would feel it my duty to do all in my power to get him preferment. Some letters were handed to the witness, which he believed to be in the hand-writing of his son. The Rev. Prince Crawford examined by Mr. Perrin—Witness is a Clergyman ; resides at Donbrook, and has a school there ; Mr. John Hely Hutchinson Grady was under his care ; he came to his school, as well as he can recollect, on the 4th of August, and continued there until the following Thursday, which he believes was on the 9th of August ; on the evening of that day he left witness’s house without his knowledge ; informed Mr. Grady of it the following day ; recollects going with Mr. Grady at a subsequent period to Kilmainham, and seeing a person there of the name of Lynch ; had seen him before at Donnybrook ; it was in his own lawn immediately before breakfast on the morning of the day that John Grady went off, or on the morning previous to it, but thinks it was the former ; witness enquired what he wanted, and was answered that he wanted to see either of the Masters Grady, for whom he said he had a message. Witness met the youngest brother, Henry, first, and desired him to see what the individual wanted ; he approached Lynch, and returned saying that it was his brother John he wanted ; about this time John Grady appeared, and after conversing with Lynch for a few moments he came back to witness, and said that he was his father’s gardener, and that he called about his trunks which had not arrived at Donnyrbrook at that time. When witness saw him afterwards at Kilmainham he recognized him immediately ; he said that he had brought a letter there from Miss Richards to John Grady ; witness should not have supposed John Grady sixteen from his appearance ; had reason to believe that he had no money with him when he left school ; he was not as manly in his manners or understanding as other boys of his age usually are.
Mr. Holmes—I suppose, my Lord, the young Gentleman is Mr. Henry Deane Grady’s own son, and we leave the matter of his understanding to the Jury.
Cross-examined by Mr. Rolleston—You judge of Mr. John Grady’s age by his size ; did you ever see his father, who is a very little man ?—(Laughter.) I did not judge of his age by his size alone, but in a great measure by his childish conduct. What books was he reading at your school ? His father had directed that he should pursue a course of Arithmetic and English. He was at Winchester before he came to see you ? Yes. [Mr. O’Connell— And he came from Winchester to Donnybrook to learn English !]
James Conran, examined by Mr. R. N. Bennett— Lives at the Rock ; follows the business of the jaunting car ; (a laugh)—on the 9th of August one of Mrs. Richards’s maids came and employed him to go to her house; witness went there, and he was hired to go into Baggot-street ; one of the women made the agreement with him ; saw Miss Richards that day ; she got into the car ; Mrs. Richards was standing at the lodge ; she bid Miss Richards good evening and good bye ; the two women got into the car also ; did not know their names ; knows Catherine Lynch ; she was one of them ; witness put a trunk into the car ; the curtains of the car were closed ; witness closed them by the direction of the maid ; drove to Baggot-street, to the Rock Tavern ; one of the women stopped him there ; witness left the trunk at the tavern ; Miss Richards and one of the women walked away. In answer to the Chief Justice, the witness said Mrs. Richards was present when the trunk was put in. Nothing material was elicited on his cross-examination.
Christopher Gilloughly, examined by Mr. Green— Is a peace-officer of the Head-Office establishment ; remembers being employed about the 14th August last to look after the traversers ; went in consequence to Gretna-green, where he arrived on the 19th ; found some of the parties whom he was in quest of at the hotel there ; saw Miss Richards first ; she was alone in a back parlour waiting ; there was a letter before her besides the one she was writing ; witness told her as mild as he could, the purpose for which he was come, and took her into custody ; told her if she wished to say anything more in her letter, she might finish it, for that he should be obliged to take possession of any letters found with her ; she wrote more in the letter there ; she appeared timid at the idea of his reading her letter, but he told her that he did not want to read it ; she might seal it up and give it to him ; she said the one before her was from her Mamma, and that it had contained 15l., which she had received that morning. The witness here produced the letters and the certificate of the marriage, which he had also taken at the time. Saw Catherine Lynch and Elizabeth Kavanagh at the hotel ; took them and Mrs. Grady to Carlisle, and left them in the custody of Mr. Baily ; found Patrick Johnson lying in a field; saw Lynch next day at the gate-house, about five or six miles from Gretna Green ; saw Master Grady there with him ; took them all into custody and brought them into Carlisle ; carried Master G. and Miss R. to the hotel, and the other traversers to prison. About three miles from Carlisle, Miss Richards had been complaining of illness, and dropped asleep, as witness supposed ; but on stopping there, he found she was insensible, and had fainted ; sent for a medical gentleman, a Mr. Anderson, to attend her ; Mrs. Batty, the wife of the chief peace officer, also attended her ; brought the whole party to Liverpool, and from thence to Dublin ; saw Lynch afterwards, in the Head Police Office and in Kilmainham Gaol ; had a conversation with him about the business; went to him to tell him, that if a watch which was in witness’s possession, and which be claimed, was his, he could have it ; witness got the watch from Master Grady.—(An old watch, worth about ten shillings, was here produced. Lynch told him before that he had lent it to young Mr. Grady ; he said that he had carried letters several times to Donnybrook between Miss Richards and him ; that it was he that introduced them together ; that the introduction was caused by young Master Grady borrowing a saddle from Master Richards ; Master Grady and Miss Richards never had met more than three times before they eloped ; the first meeting was at the introduction in the shrubbery ; the second at Donnybrook, and the third when they met in the car to go off ; he said that a fortune was promised to Master Grady ; he could not exactly say to what amount ; but it was a large fortune ; he, witness, said, that he had heard Master Grady was promised 1100l. a year, and 2000l. when he returned to Ireland, besides getting him Grove to live in. Lynch said he could not exactly tell what the amount was, but it was something large, something like that ; he had stated it himself to Master Grady ; witness knows a person of the name of George Soule, he was formerly in the Constabulary, and was employed by him as a peace officer.
Cross-examined by Mr. O’Connell—Was it a spy you employed him ? It was, Sir. Who desired you to converse with Lynch Mr Grady ? How much money in all did you receive from him ? I can’t well say ; I should think I have receive about 130l. or 140l. ; and you expect to get more ? Indeed I do. Did you get anything besides money ? I was ill and Mr. Grady sent me a dozen of wine. Did he send you any spirits? He did, Sir.—Do you know what happened to any of the trinkets which Mrs. Grady had? I was told she gave some of them to Master Grady. Did you see a gold bracelet ? I did.—And a diamond ring ? Yes. More rings than one ? Yes. Do you know where they are now ? I believe old Mr. Grady has them.
The following letters were then read:--
Addressed—“ Mrs. Grady, Post-Office, Gretna.
“ August 16th.
“ My dear Helen—I yesterday received your first letter from Gretna, and to day your last, informing me of your marriage with Mr. Grady, which greatly relieved my mind. Thank God you are married ; the villain Lynch ought to be hanged—get rid of him and his wife immediately, and without ceremony ; he will be arrested by Mr. Grady if he comes here, and I hope he will be transported ; he will try and get as much money from you as he can, but don’t give him a farthing, and on no account pay his expenses home. I am this day turning out the two girls at the lodge, who I bear are common wretches. There is much to be feared from such a rascal, and therefore dismiss him on pain of my displeasure. Have nothing to do with Johnson. I lose no time in sending you 25l. which is all I am able to give you at present ; as soon as Mr. Everard comes home I will send you more. Come home with your husband to me as soon as you can—my house is ready to receive you both. I hear his father sent to have him arrested, if so, follow him wherever he is taken. How fortunate that you took Betty with you—take care of her, and tell her how grateful I am in her for her praiseworthy and proper behaviour to you. You have had much to go through, but you will have a firm friend in me who will never desert you. Guard against Lynch as you would against the devil, and be sure to take nothing which passes through his hands, or he may poison you and your husband. Keep up your spirits, and let us hope that this which began badly will end well. Write on receipt of this letter ; keep yourself composed and quiet ; let nothing disturb you. If you should get into any distress write to me and I will do what I can to relieve you. Get rid of all but Betty, and give no money to any.”
(Signed) “ E RICHARDS.”
“ I have read this letter to your Mamma, and she confirms everything in it. I am now going to put your marriage in the Papers. Your mother was very uneasy and anxious on your account, but your last letter relieved her greatly. All’s well that ends well, which I trust will be the case here.
(Signed) “ C. SAUNDERS.”
The answer, which is without date or direction, is as follows :
“ My dearest Mother—I received the 25l. , and out of it I must pay the expenses of the damned Lynch, as I hear I could be imprisoned for taking him to a foreign country and not sending him home. He has endeavoured to make Mr. Grady treat me badly. I have been violently ill with spasms in my stomach, and I thought I should have died. I cannot look into Lynch’s plan of proceeding at all. I am certain he has given me something ; words cannot express what I suffered. The 25l. you have sent me will just pay for the week here and Lynch’s expenses home ; when I see my dearest mother, I will open a fine scene of horror. The expense here is very great, and if you will send me money to bring us home, all is right. I have no doubt but Mr. Grady will forgive his son as he is very respectable, and is a wonderfully good match for me; when you hear more, you will know more. I am so ill I can scarcely write ; the symptoms are dreadful. I have sent for a Doctor, that if I am poisoned I may know it. Write the moment you get this for it costs two guineas a day here, and it is the cheapest house in the place—send me 50l. if you can ; Mr. Grady must allow my husband 600l. ayear until he is of age, for before he was married he was allowed 400l. and persons married here must get a child’s pxxxxn. Lynch desired Mr. Grady not to tell me he had no money with him till we were far at sea— I suppose that he might see me a beggar woman. I am as thin as a whipping-post—you would scarcely know me. Give my love to Charles—I wish to God I was with him. Dear, xxx mother, I dreamed we were in heaven last night.
(Signed) “ HELEN GRADY.”
Catherine Kirk proved the marriage at Gretna-green— the filling up of the certificate by Miss Richards, and the several attempts at signing it by the priest of Hymen, Robert Elliott, who, according to her statement, had been worshipping Bacchus most fervently before he performed the ceremony.
The Court then adjourned. [Transcriber’s note: Newspaper publisher’s note follows in round parentheses. A supplement, consisting of four additional pages, was published with this edition of the Newry Commercial Telegraph—specifically, to cover this story.] (Go to the Supplement for continuation. The conclusion of Mr. O’Connell’s speech, from last page of Supplement, and the remainder of the trial, we here subjoin :) Lynch, the former of whom has been more than once in Newgate. These two wretches conspired to have Miss Richards debauched, in order to extract what money she had. The fortune of Mrs. Richards’s eldest daughter was 5,000l.— The fortune of her daughter Helen was 1,000l., and 150l. per annum on the death of her mother. She was to have been married to Mr. Denis, and her marriage articles were neatly arrranged by Mr. Everard, previous to the elopement. Young Grady wrote her two letters, and as we keep nothing from the Jury, I shall read them. Mr. O’Connell here read the following letters :
“ MY DEAR ELLEN,--I have just spoken to your servant about particular business, which I am sorry I cannot come to tell you ; but I am so taken up with my tutor at Donnybrook, that I have not one moment to spare until you come to me to-day in your open carriage to see me, and then I will settle all about how we will go off, and when we will go. I have not time to say more now, but don’t neglect coming to-day on any account—come by yourself—I am sure this is so badly written that you will not be able to read it. Come what hour you like. I am just going to breakfast—good bye with regret. I remain your affectionate and beloved husband for ever,
“ JOHN GRADY.
“ Miss Richards, Newtown Park.” ----------------------
“ Wednesday evening, August the 8th.
“ MY DEAREST ELLEN, O ELLEN—I am sorry you did not fulfil your promise according as you said to me— that is in sending Lynch to me for to get every thing ready for our journey. But, dearest Ellen, you cannot think how bitter I wept after you going away, and I assure you it came from the bottom of my heart, although you may think not.—You know if you will not spare Lynch for a few hours, you cannot expect me to be able to tell you every thing about our journey, which I hope will take place in a very short time, if you do not hinder it ; but I can pledge for certain, that I know so much as this, that no person can separate us after we are married, and no one will attempt to do so. I am sure you thought me very distant to-day, but I assure you I was not; I don’t believe there is one in the world likes any person more than I like you—nor they could not—I defy them. I tell you what, if you could come to me to-morrow about three o’clock, I should have some pleasant news for you ; but, my little dear, if it is not a convenient hour for you, why don’t [you] come perhaps to-day. After I went, I saw your sweet face turning the bridge, and I could not make out where you were going, after you told me you were going straight home, but I imagine you told Lynch what I told you to tell him, and then you might have gone and enquired about it yourself—but, if possible, I wish you would come at the time I appointed, because then I would say something more than what I was speaking to you about. Don’t show this to your mother ; if you do, all is over—but I assure you that you will find me a true, faithful, beloved husband as any in the world, so don’t be afraid of any thing like that, and I am such. We shall be very happy all the days of our life ; if I can make you so, you shall but try and come to-morrow, for I have got something to say to your sweet pleasing face, if you come. The reason I did not make free with you to-day was this— I thought you were only funning with me, but I now see it is true from your blooming heart. Never have any person but me for your husband, but me, for you will always find what I said. On my oath, I shall be shoot first before I would go ten yards, that is to have you. What I said you may rely on, but I will give my oath to you at any time if you could come to-morrow ; but if you don’t come, do not neglect in sending Lynch, fo rhe must manage all when I give him directions ; so I must bid you good-bye with regret for a short time. I remain your affectionate and beloved husband for ever, and will always continue so you may rely.
“ JOHN HELY HUTCHINSON DEANE GRADY.
“ Miss Richards, Newtown Park.”
The first question in this case of conspiracy is, whether it has been promoted by the man ? He is found doing all in his power to promote the elopement, and in order to carry his plan into effect, he endeavours to keep it concealed from the mother. I do respectfully submit, my Lord, that in point of law this prosecution cannot be sustained in any way. It is not necessary for me to allude to the evidence in support of the prosecution more particularly than I have done already, because it has totally failed in establishing the charges. I need not tell you that Cassin, the flying Cupid, was in custody for robbing Mr. Stuart, of Abbey-street. I have trespassed too long on the time of the Court. Gentlemen of the Jury, you will bear in mind that it is not a question of pounds, shillings and pence that you are called upon to decide.—Before you pronounce upon the guilt or innocence of the accused, you should satisfy your minds of the entire circumstances of the case. If you declare these respectable ladies guilty, you consign them to a miserable dungeon, to be the companions of the debased and wretched felons. Conviction in such a case would degrade them so much in point of law, that their oaths would not be received in a Court of Justice. A verdict of guilty would consign this beautiful and interesting female to infamy and destruction : she would become a miserable outcast from every society where character and conduct were held in estimation. But you will not ; you will look back upon the [transcription incomplete]...
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