Newry Commercial Telegraph
April 1, 1828
Newry, County Down
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On Friday, 14th ult. at Castlecaulfield Church, by the Rev. Thomas Carpendale, Mr. William Irwine, of Mullaghmore, to Miss Margaret M’Minn, of Dungannon.
Died,On the 29th ult. of inflammation of the bowels, Mr. Thomas Johnston, of High-street: a man of strict probity in all his dealings, of steady industry, and of great goodness of heart. He was a loving husband, a kind father, beloved by his neighbours, and respected by all who knew him. His sudden and unexpected decease is another proof of the uncertainty of human life, the unimportance of all earthly interests, and the paramount necessity of daily preparation for death.
Mysterious Affair.--Since the hour of 8 o'clock on the evening of Monday last, two privates belonging to the 34th Regiment, quartered in this town, have been missing. Rumours are abroad that they were thrown into the river by a person who is in custody until further examination. We forbear, for obvious reasons, offering any further observations on this subject.--Connaught Journal.
County of Armagh....
State of the Gaol for a Period of Seven Years ending December 1826.
Crimes for which Persons received sentence of death.--In 1820, for horse-stealing, 4; in 1823, 1; in 1824, 3; in 1825, 3.--Total, 11. In 1820, for murder, 1; in 1824, 1; in 1826, 1.--Total, 3. In 1821, for burglary, 6; in 1823, 1; in 1825, 4.--Total, 11. In 1821, for highway robbery, 2; in 1823, 1; in 1824, 1; in 1825, 1; in 1826, 1.--Total, 6. In 1822, for forging bank notes, 1.--Total 1. In 1821, for shooting at, stabbing, and administering poison, with intent to murder, 1.--Total 1.
Crimes for which Persons were executed.--In 1821, for burglarly, 1. In 1820, for murder, 1; in 1824, 1; in 1826, 1.--Total for murder, 3.
At Tralee Assizes there were nineteen charged with murder, and twelve with violation; and yet these Assizes have proved maiden.
Dreadful Suicide.--A Gentleman named Edmond Nugent committed suicide in Dublin, on Tuesday night, by cutting his throat. The deceased was connected with several highly respectable families in the County Westmeath; for some years past he had been labouring under pecuniary embarrassment. He has left a widow and a large family to deplore his loss.
County Armagh Assizes.Richard Darragh, for stealing a pair of brogues, the property of John Hemlon, at Newtownhamilton, on 29th Sept.--Not Guilty.
Robert Hamilton, for assaulting Wm. Mason with a sharp knife, with intent to kill and murder him; and also for a riot on the same day, the 24th Aug. last. He was also indicted for assaults on Wm. Morrison, John Hamilton, &c. &c. &c.; and on Wm. Mason and James Downey, Sub-constables, in the execution of their duty. The prisoner, by the advice of his Agent, pleaded Guilty of the assaults. The capital being consequently abandoned, he was sentenced to be imprisoned 12 months, and kept to hard labour, and pay 5l. costs; otherwise to be confined 6 months more, and kept to hard labour.
Eleanor Hardy, for stealing a silk handkerchief, the property of William Paul, of Portadown.--Guilty; to be imprisoned 12 months.
Owen Fearon, for stealing a mare, the property of Nicholas Garland, at Tullydonnell--Not Guilty.
Owen O'Neill, for stealing a mare, the property of Mary Woods, at Ravenhill, on 18th August last--Guilty; sentence of Death recorded.
Jane Torley, for stealing £5, out of the house of Ellen Corr, at Tynan, on 28th Nov.; Guilty.
Cornelius Feighan, for an assault and rescue--Submitted; to be confined the week of the Assizes, and give bail to be of the peace towards the prosecutor.
The following persons were dismissed by Proclamation:--Anne Haliday, Peter Thornton, Patrick Maguire, Michael Ruddy, Thomas Steenson, Martha Healy, John Brown, George Burns, George M'Ellroy, Hugh Donnelly, George M'Gee, alias Blackwood, Wm. Barty, Solomon Morrison, Patrick Rice, and Marsella Farrel.
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