Nine evictions for non-payment of rent
were carried out on the 5th instant, on the property of the Comtesse DeBoiset
Lary, near Newcastle West, co. Limerick. The sub sheriff, Mr. Fred Hobson, was
accompanied by bailiffs and a force of police. The tenants offered no resistance
and were reinstated as caretakers.
The eviction of from twenty to thirty families is
expected to take place on the Glensharold estate, West Limerick, in about a
At a recent meeting of the Limerick Market Trustees, an
influential deputation attended and requested that the use of the premises be
given for the purpose of a horse-show during the Summer. The trustees agreed to
do so, and a committee was appointed to make the necessary arrangements.
In the Court of Chancery, Dublin, recently, the case of
Johnson v. Hunt and Joynt came before the Vice-Chancellor, on a renewal of an
application by the defendant, Mr. Wm. Lane Joynt, solicitor. The action was
brought by Mrs. Johnston, of Limerick, to recover an arrears of an annuity of
£600 a year, charged by the will of her husband, the late Mr. Wm. Johnston,
J.P., upon all his estates. These estates were nearly all sold in the Landed
Estates Court, in 1873, and Lot 1, which was made primarily liable to the
jointure on the indemnification of the others, was sold to the father of the
defendant, Mr. George G. Hunt, while Mr. Lane Joynt purchased Lots 2 to 9.
During several years the jointure was paid out of the lands forming Lot 1; but
of late it fell into arrears, and the action was brought. A receiver was
appointed over the lands of Lot 1, called Greenhills and Ballyshane, Mr. Joynt
undertaking to make good any deficit that occurred. In obedience to an order of
the 3d March last, Mr. Joynt paid £450, being the amount of the deficit; and he
now looked for contributions to the owners of the other lots. Mr. Hunt's lands
being at present under a receiver, it was necessary for Mr. Joynt to make the
present application for leave to proceed by sale or otherwise against the lands
of Greenhills and Balyshane. The Vice-Chanceller granted the application, costs
to go with the demand.