Ballyshannon Herald transcripts, 1832-01-13

Source: The Ballyshannon Herald, 13 January 1832. Published by D. Carter at Ballyshannon, county Donegal. From transcriptions by Alison Kilpatrick, 2002–6.

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Marriages.

    At Black Lion Church, by the Rev. Mr. Crookes, Mr. James Geran of Manorhamilton, merchant, to the amiable Miss Jane Strong, of Black Lion.

   At Ballintra, by the Rev. John Miller, Mr. James Hamilton, of Ballintra, to Miss Thompson, daughter of Mr. George Thompson, of Drumholm.

   On the 3d instat. [sic], in Bath, Henry Maunsell, Esq. M.D. to Mary, second daughter of the late Charles Colhoun, of Letterkenny, county of Donegal, Esq.

   In George’s Church, Samuel Gale, Esq. of Dominick-street, to Alabella, youngest daughter of the late William Shanley, Esq. of Willyfield, county of Leitrim.

   In Bridge-street, on Thursday, the 5th inst. by the Rev. James Radcliffes, William Hates, Esq. Surgeon, Waterside, to Jane Mildred, youngest daughter of Exekiel Graham, of Derry.

   On the 2d instant, by the Rev. R. Magill, of Antrim, Henry J. second son of the late Archibald Douglas, Esq. Randalstown, to Mary, eldest daughter of James Moffett, Esq. Merchant, Belfast.

   Dec. 9, in the Cathedral of Dromore, by the Rev. Jas. Saurin, Edward Loftus Neynoe, Esq. eldest son of Col. Neynoe, of Castle Neynoe, county of Sligo, to Charlotte Louisa Saurin, youngest daughter of the Right Rev. the Bishop of Dromore.

   Jan. 7, at St. Peter’s Church, Cork, Richard Mears, Esq. of Rutland-House, to Eliza, youngest daughter of the late Francis King, Esq. of Silver Spring, County of Wexford.

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Deaths.

   At Bath, on the 17th ultimo, where he had been for the recovery of his health, Samuel Major Esq. of Derry.

   Jan. 6 at his seat, Loughry, county of Tyrone, in the 85th year of his age, Robert Lindsay, Esq. nearly 30 years Assistant Barrister for that county.

   On Friday last, at Lifford, Mrs. Law, relict of the Rev. Samuel Law, Rector of Killea in the county Donegal.

   At Raphoe, Mrs. Ewing, relict of the late Rev. J. Ewing, Rector of Glencolumbkiln, County Donegal.

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Mr. George Meyers, a respectable member of the Society of Friends, dropped dead suddenly, on Friday, in Cork.

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Death of the Baroness Fitzgerald.

Died, on Tuesday, in Molesworth-street, the Baroness Fitzgerald and Vesey. The title of Baron descends to her son, the Rt. Hon. Wm. Vesey Fitzgerald, by which a vacany is created in the representation of the borough of Ennis.

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Melancholy Occurrence.--We never had a more painful duty, than to record the following:--Some fourteen or eighteen days past, a mad dog passed near to the house of Mr. Nicholas Kelly Blackmoare, and bit a dog, a pig, and a mule. Soon after, the dog and pig showed evident symptoms of madness, and were in consequence shot. The mule betrayed no sign of infection, and, on Wednesday last, was taken by Mr. Kelly to his sister-in-law’s, at Ballygrangans, for a load of straw.  Mr. Kelly, in some part of the night, we understand, hearing a noise in the stable, went to it, and, on opening the door, was attacked in such a furious manner by the mule, that, before he could escape, the flesh of his arms, side, and legs, was nearly all torn off, beside much injury done his person by the animal’s fore feet. The mule was in the morning shot, and, to prevent dogs eating it, the carcase was consumed by fire.  Mr. Kelly yet survives.--Wexford Herald.

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Commission of Oyer and Terminer.

   On Saturday, the Commission was opened with the usual formalities. At one o’clock, the Judges Johnson and Moore, accompanied by the Judge of the High Court of Admiralty, Sir Henry Meredyth, Bart., took their places on the Bench.

   Henry Smith was found guilty, for stealing from the person of a cattle jobber, named John Coonaghan, thirty sovereigns on the 20th October last, while on the passage from Liverpool to Dublin, on board the Nottingham steamer. He was sentenced to transportation for life.

   Bills for bribery at the recent election of Sir Robert Harty, and Louis Perrin Esq., will be sent before the Grand Jury for consideration.

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His Excellency the Lord Lieutenant and the Marchioness of Anglesey gave a juvenile party at the Vice-Regal Lodge, Phoenix Park, on Friday night to which the children of all the Nobility and Gentry in Dublin, and its vicinity, were invited.

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It is said that the Lords Dunraven, Gormanston, and Rossmore are amongst the number of those who will be called to the House of Peers.

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To Correspondents.

We have received the communication of “Busy Body.” The statement he alludes to not having appeared in our paper, we do not consider it necessary for us to publish his remarks.

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The Archbishop of Armagh is expected to arrive in the course of the ensuing week at his house in Charles-street, St. James’s-square, from Ireland.--The object of the Lord Primate’s visit is understood to be fore the purpose of taking his seat in Parliament as one of the four Irish representative Bishops for the present Session of Parliament.

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That upright and independent Magistrate, Major Alcock, has declined taking out the Commission of the peace for the county of Waterford, as he would not submit to pay for it a second time.

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The magistrates of the county of Cork are to meet on Friday, next, in the county Court-house, to consider the pecuniary demand made for the renewal of their commissions.

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On Sunday night last, the Mail from Dublin to Sligo was attacked near Balanalack, by stones being thrown. The guard acquainted the guard of the Sligo coach of the circumstance, and he being prepared, on being struck with a stone, fired. It is generally supposed that the attack was made by some drunken ruffians; and as that part of the country is particularly quiet, and well-disposed, we are induced to think so.--Westmeath Journal.

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The Right Honorable W.V. Fitzgerald, Lieut. of Clare, left Limerick on Wednesday morning for Dublin.

The Earl and Countess of Belfast have arrived at their house in Arlington-street.

The Hon. Robert King, family and suite have arrived at Rockingham from Dublin.

On Saturday last Lord Arthur, accompanied by his brother Lord George Hill, arrived at Hillsborough.

Gerald Fitzgerald, Esq., Chief Magistrate of police at Thurles, is summoned to attend the Parliamentary Committees on Irish Tithes.

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Awful Visitation.--On Sunday last, a poor woman, the wife of a labouring man named James O’Brien, who resided at Ballinahown, near Ardagh in this county, left her family, and went to spend the Christmas at some distance. She returned on Wednesday, when she found her husband, son, and three daughters, buried in the ruins of the house; a new wall, against which they all lay, having given way. The accident probably occurred on Sunday night--the man was aged about 50 years, the eldest child about 12.--Limerick Chronicle.

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On Monday, 400 of the 52d Light Infantry, under command of Major St. John, landed at Waterford from Bristol.  The grand division of the 52d, under Col. Ferguson, will follow in a few days. Several regiments are under orders for Ireland.  The grand division of the 43d Light Infantry landed on Tuesday at the North Wall, Dublin, from whence they marched to the Royal Barracks.  The left wing of the 67th regt., under the command of Major Brooke, re-embarked on Tuesday at Kingstown for Gibraltar.  The head-quarters division of the 30th Regiment under the command of Lieutenant-Colonel Powell, from Belfast, marched into Enniskillen, on Tuesday.

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The Southworth is arrived at the Cove of Cork to take out female convicts to New South Wales.

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We regret very much to learn that a spirit for outrage is now prevalent in this county, and we have been informed by those well acquainted with the country, that nightly meetings of the peasantry very frequently take place.--Clare Journal.

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Melancholy Shipwreck, and Loss of Life.--On Tuesday night last, the 27th inst. during a dense fog, the ship Eagle, of this port  R. Duncan, master, from Glasgow for this city, struck on a rock at the Sherries off Portrush, and shortly afterwards went down: all hands, six in number, perished. The boats were broken to pieces and together with the captain’s trunk and papers, soon after came on shore. The top-masts appear at low water.--Derry Sentinel.

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On Wednesday a sloop struck a rock a little to the westward of where the Eagle was wrecked, and went down: three out of four hands perished.--The survivor lashed himself with his handkerchief to the top-mast, and was taken off (when almost dead) by a boat going to the Eagle. The sloop proves to be the Nancy, of Inverness, D. M’Kenzie, from the Clyde, with coals bound to Portrush. We greatly fear we shall hear of other wrecks, from the great fogs of the last three days, many vessels having left the Clyde, for the North of Ireland.--Derry Sentinel.

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On Tuesday the 53d [sic] inst. six fishermen were lost off Dunaff Head, Ennishowen. They were returning from fishing, and as they were approaching the shore, a heavy sea struck the boat and capsized her. There were four others in the boat, who were picked up by a boat that put off from the shore. On Monday last three of the dead bodies were found--we have no particulars later than that. The deceased left wives and families, in a very destitute condition, who, it is to be hoped, will benefit by the commiseration of a humane public. This sore calamity they were spectators of, and could afford no relief.--Ibid.

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   On Tuesday night last, some villains came to the widow Mulholland’s stack-yard, in Boyney, where they drew a quantity of the shaves out of a stack of oats, and carried off a load of it--on returning for more they were discovered by her son, who fired upon them. They effected their escape.

   The preceding night a similar theft was committed on a stack of oats, belonging to a man named M’Shee, in the neighbourhood. We would recommend farmers to be on the lookout for the robbers, as if any of them were taken it would be likely to lead to the apprehension of the entire gang. Surely provisions are plenty and cheap enough, so that there is no excuse for such petty thefts.

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Town of Donegal.--It gives us much pleasure to observe this town rapidly improving in the way of business--the markets are well attended, owing to the liberal prices given by the merchants &c.--During the last week there were 1400 sacks of oats sold. The letter of our respected correspondent was not received until we were preparing for press--after the first side of our sheet containing the Donegal Market Note was printed: we shall attend to it next week.

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Body Snatching.--Yesterday there was discovered in the Steam-boat yard the dead body of a man, packed up in a new box, and directed to ‘Captain Walker, Glasgow, care of the Steward of the Foyle.’ It appears from the information of Andrew Cameron, taken in the Mayor’s Office by John Dysart, Esq. that the body found was that of his brother, James Cameron, who died on Friday week, aged 82, and on the Monday following was buried in Castlederg church-yard---that on the day following he was informed the body had been stolen away---and that on repairing to the church yard, and having the coffin opened, he ascertained that this was the fact: and that he had good reason for believing that the said body was in the possession of Robert M’Kelvy, carrier now in this city. This information led to the detection, and from evidence afterwards adduced, it appeared that M’Kelvy did not bring the box, but the servant of a Mr. Adams, of Castlederg, whose son is a Medical Student in Glasgow College. Informations have been lodged against the servant, and constables have been sent in quest of him. The investigation was adjourned till one o’clock this day, (Saturday), while M’Kelvy is under security to appear. The servant has been apprehended.--Derry Sentinel.

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Irish Militia.--Sir John Judkin Fitzgerald, Baronet, has been appointed Lieut.-Col of the North Cork Regiment of Militia.

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