The Newry Commercial Telegraph
March 25, 1828
Newry, County Down

   At Thomastown Church, County Kilkenny, on Tuesday the 18th instant, by the Right Rev. the Lord Bishop of Ossory--Alexander Saunderson, of Castle Saunderson, in the County of Cavan, Esq., M.P., to Sarah Juliana, eldest daughter of the Rev. Henry Maxwell, and niece to the Earl of Carrick and Lord Farnham.

   In this town, on the 18th inst. Mr. William Henry M'Wherter. In the 36th year of his age. Suavity of disposition to mankind at large, added to a readiness and versatility of talent, rendered this gentleman a pleasing and entertaining companion. He was strictly honest and straight forward in all his dealings. His kindness and benevolence were often practically shown, and were too often beyond his means. His death is regretted by a very numerous circle of acquaintances ; but his widow and family deeply lament the loss of an affectionate husband and indulgent father.
  On the morning of the 21st inst., of consumption, Mr. David Barrow, Nephew to the late Mr. John Park, of this town--aged 21. His unqualified belief in the sovereign dominion of the Creator over the Creature, caused him to bear, with patience and resignation, his lingering illness, and enabled him to say, in the latter moments of his short, but well-spent, life--"I know that I am in his hand," as clay in the hand of the Potter : he may do with me what seemeth him good." He has passed to his "dreamless sleep"--he is hidden in the silent chambers of the City of the Dead ; but, like a sacred thing, like a relic of the hallowed past, his memory will long be cherished by all those of his youthful companions, who could duly appreciate his unassuming character, inoffensive disposition, and sterling worth.
  In Armagh, on the morning of the 13th inst. Frances, wife of Mr. John Mouritz (?).
  At the advanced age of 74, the Right Rev. Charles Tuohy, D. D., Roman Catholic Bishop of Limerick for the last fourteen years.
  In Dundalk, on Monday the 17th inst., in the 60th year of his age, Thomas Concannon, Esq., M.D. The estimation in which he was held by all ranks in Dundalk and its vicinity, was sufficiently evinced by the immense concourse who attended his funeral to the family burying place at Louth.
  On the 20th inst., in Dundalk, in her 70th year, Mrs. Mary Tallon, relict of the late Mr. John Tallon, of that town.


   James M'Leary and John Malone ... were executed at Monaghan on the 21st inst. pursuant to their sentence. We understand that they both asserted their innocence till the last moment. The boy, Wolsey Hagan, has been respited on account of his extreme youth. It is thought he will get off with transportation.
   At the Petty Sessions on Friday, Mary M'Glone of Newry, an old offender, appeared in custody of the police, charged with stealing a number of silk handkerchiefs, and other articles, value about three pounds, the property of Mr. John Glover, of Hill street on the 20th and 21st inst. part of which she pawned in the pawn offices of Messrs. Ledlie & Lockhart, and Jas. Savage, jun. and concealed the remainder in her residence. This charge having been supported by the evidence of Mr. Glover, Mr. Savage, Mr. Ledlie, and Hugh M'Key, of Captain Hill's police, the prisoner was committed for trial at the next Down Assizes ; where she is also to be tried for stealing a piece of cloth, value £2, in November last, the property of Mr. Andrew Graham, of Market-st. Several persons were ordered to find security to appear and abide their trials at the ensuing Sessions.
   We are sorry to learn that the Corn Mill and Kilns of Fellowes-hall took fire on the 18th--we believe accidentally. With great exertions the Mill was saved, but the Kilns were burned to the ground.
   The Marquis and Marchioness of Downshire and suite, left Gresham's Hotel, Dublin, on Thursday last for Hillsborough.
   It appears from the Foreign papers, that the report of the Duke of Brunswick having abjured the Protestant religion was unfounded.
   Rear-Admiral the Hon. Sir Charles Paget is appointed to succeed Rear-Admiral Pamplin, in the command of his Majesty's ships stationed on the coast of Ireland.
   Omagh, March 17.--The following Gentlemen composed the Grand Jury :--
   John Corry Montray, Esq., Foreman ; Sir Hugh Stewart, Bart. John Dixon Eccles, William Verner, Esqrs. Hon. Andrew G. Stewart, Sir Robert Ferguson, Bart. Sir James M. Stronge, Bart. Arthur Cole Hamilton, Wm. Lenox Conyngham, Wm. D'Arcy Irvine, James Bunbery (?) Richardson, Samuel Vesey, Hugh Montgomery, Jones Crawford, James Sinclair, George Lendrum, Samuel Galbraith, Wm. Stewart Richardson, Alexander M'Causland, Alexander Campbell, Hugh Lyle and Hugh G. Edwards, Esqrs. Sir J. J. Burgoyne, Bart.
   On Tuesday the far-famed trial respecting the contested Will came on. Counsellors O'Connell, Deering, and Litton, were for the plaintiff ; Johnston, Hare and Major, for the defendant. Sir Robert Ferguson was the Foreman of the Special Jury, and the verdict returned was in favour of the defendant, thereby disannulling the will of Mrs. Caulfield of Newry.


  Grand Jury.--Henry Maxwell, Esq., M.P, Foreman ; Thomas Burrowes, Henry John Clements, Cosby Nesbitt, James Saunderson, William Humphreys, jun. M. J. Boyle, J. W. White, R. B. Clarke, C. E. J. Nugent, Charles Adams, John Hassard, Bedel Stanford, Richard Scott, Hervy (?) Pratt, G. M. Knipe, Richard Young, John Webb, Periott Hamilton, John Donnelly, James Saunderson, jun., A. B. Booth (?), and James Waring, Esqrs.  


   Recorder of Dublin.--Friday the election of a successor to the late Sir J. Green took place in the City Assembly-house. The candidates in attendance were--Mr. Moore, M.P. for Dublin : Mr. Schoales, Mr. Scriven, Mr. Hitchcock, Mr. Cole, Mr. A. Hamilton, Mr. Graves, Mr. C. Smith, Mr. M'Kane, Mr. Cash, Mr. G. Creighton, Mr. Abbott, and Mr. Frederick Shaw. The name of Mr. Frederick Shaw having been sent down from the Board of Aldermen. Mr. James King proposed him as a fit person for the office of Recorder. Mr. Lewis Morgan, in a short speech, seconded the nomination. The ballot was then proceeded with, when the numbers were--For Mr. Shaw, 83 --Against him, 36.  


 St. Patrick's Day.
   Fatal Affair at Rasharkin.--We have had various reports of a fatal occurrence which on Monday last took place at Rasharkin, but in the absence of authenticated information, we cannot pledge ourselves to an accurate detail of circumstances. Of the principal fact there is no doubt: It seems a party of Roman Catholics had formed a procession for the purpose of celebrating Patrick's day, and, according to one account, had purposely marched to some houses, the inhabitants of which were understood to be Orangemen. On some provocation, one of the party fired into a house, which was instantly returned by the inmates, and one of the Roman Catholics fell. Another shot was fired into the house, by which a man was severely wounded in the thigh. This is the substance of an account communicated to us by a gentleman who left Ballymena yesterday morning. On Tuesday, we conversed with another gentleman who had come to town on business, who also related the facts, and whose carrier narrowly escaped severe abuse from the mop that composed the procession. The country about Portglenone and Rasharkin, we are told, was in a state of extreme confusion.--Belfast News-Letter.
  Procession at Crossgar.--A correspondent states, that at Crossgar, on Patrick's day, a numerous body of Roman Catholics assembled, with the usual accompaniments of a fife, &c. From Crossgar, they marched in line towards Saintfield, where they were joined by several other bodies, and after saluting each other, they formed a combined body, and took the direction of Kilmore.--Our correspondent adds, they formed a line of four men deep, and nearly a mile in length. After alternate marches and counter-marches, they repaired to a field, where a Priest, from a stone altar, delivered to them an oration in praise of St. Patrick. The party then returned to the adjacent public-houses, and after drowning their shamrocks, quietly dispersed.--Idem.
  Toome.--On Patrick's day, a great number of persons assembled within a mile of Toome, and marched in procession, with fifes playing and drums beating. They wore ribbons of various colours. After spending the day in marching towards Castledawson, &c. they separated in the evening, and no mischief ensued.--Idem.
  Riot at Coleraine.--A Correspondent, on whose veracity we rely, has informed us, that, a few days prior to the anniversary of St. Patrick, some Orangemen received, by the Coleraine Post-office, a letter from a body of Ribbonmen, announcing their intention to appear on the morning of that Saint's day in Colerain [sic], with an effigy of King William, which they threatened to place under another of King Dan O'Connell, which was to bestride the monarch for a short time. The figure of William was then to be hanged and burned.--The Orangemen, in order to prevent the menaced indignity, assembled at the appointed time and place in considerable force. The Ribbonmen, however, who had collected their forces from all parts of the country within eight miles of Colerain, came on in immense numbers, armed with cudgels, spades, and bayonets, and gave battle to the Williamites. The conflict which ensued was dreadful. Many of both parties were severely injured--some had their skulls fractured. After a very obstinate contest, the Ribbonmen, who were far superior in number to their antagonists, were completely routed. Both parties had drums and fifes. The Orangemen marched to battle to the tune of the "Boyne Water"--the Ribbonmen to that of "Patrick's Day."-- Guardian.

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