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The Times
London, Middlesex, England

December 05, 1828


On Wednesday last, at Marylebone Church, by special license, Henry Maxwell, Esq., M.P. for the county of Cavan, eldest son of the Rev. Henry and Lady Anne Maxwell, and nephew of Lord Farnham and of the Earl of Carrick, to the Hon. Anna Frances Hester Stapleton, youngest daughter of Lord Le Despencer. The ceremony was performed by the Hon. And Rev. Miles Stapleton, M.A.

December 30, 1828



This day, seven magistrates of this county met in this town, in conjunction with Major d'Arcy, the chief magistrate of police for this province, by command of the Marquis of Anglescy, for the purpose of investigating the conduct of some of the police stationed at Shercock, who were charged with having, in violation of their duty, neglected to arrest the persons accused of the murder of the unfortunate Murphy, on the memorable day when the Orangemen displayed their armed numbers at Ballibay. It seems about a month ago, an investigation took place at Shercock, but owing to the absence of some material testimony, the case was deferred. The Rev. Mr. Fitzpatrick, rector of Shercock, and a justice of the peace in Cavan, however, had this want supplied; and to his very laudable exertions is mainly attributable this inquiry. As the investigation was strictly private, I cannot, of course, pretend to give an accurate account of what passed in the conclave; but I have been told, by good authority, and on which I think I can implicitly rely, that after an examination which lasted for near five hours, the Magistrates divided, and there were, for dismissing the accused policemen, four, and for the contrary opinion, three Magistrates. The opinions of the Justices having been given in writing, were, or are to be transmitted to the Lord Lieutenant by Major D'Arcy, along with his own opinions upon the case. –Freeman's Journal.

December 31, 1828

Our readers will remember that an Englishman was sometime since arrested at Boulogne-sur-Mer for circulating base sovereigns at that place and at Calais. On the 16th inst. he was tried before the Court of Assize at St. Omer, and condemned to be sent to the gallies for seven years, with pillery and branding, at Boulogne. His name appears to be Thomas Murphy, 65 years of age, a native of Cavan, in Ireland: he stated himself to be a cattle-dealer. He landed at Calais on the 20th of July, went on the 22d to Boulogne, and was there arrested on the 24th for passing, in different public houses, four base sovereigns, 43 of which were found on his person. He appears to have had 58 of them on landing, but those passed at Calais have not been discovered. The pieces were of copper gilt, bore the date 1822, and were so well executed that foreigners could scarcely detect them. –Paris paper.

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