Ballyshannon Herald transcripts, 1832-01-20

Source: The Ballyshannon Herald, 20 January 1832. Published by D. Carter at Ballyshannon, county Donegal. From transcriptions by Alison Kilpatrick, 2002–6.

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Marriage.

   On the 17th inst. John Betty, of Cappy, in the vicinity of Enniskillen, to Elizabeth, daughter of Mr. James Fitzgerald of Clones.

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Death.

   In this Town, on the 19th instant, in the 71st year of her age, Mrs. Anne O’Neill, relict of the late John O’Neill of Park-Hill, County Donegal, Esq. She lived respected and died universally lamented by all who knew her, more particularly by her immediate family.

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   A farmer of the name of Harnett who resided near Newcastle, in the western parts of Galway, on his return home from that town with some friends of his, on Friday last, was waylaid and beat, and died the following day of a wound he received in the head from a blow of a stone. A man, named Hough, has been committed to gaol, charged with the murder, and two more of the principals are known. An old feud existed between the parties.

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   Henry Hickey, a countryman, was murdered last week, on his return from the fair of Mullough to Knockbrack, Miltownmalby[.] A verdict of wilful murder is returned against Murtogh M'Innery and Patrick Mingane.--Clonmel Paper.

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   A report of a melancholy and alarming nature has reached us, which we would fain hope is not true to the extent we have heard. It appears that an Officer and party of Revenue Police, from Belturbet, had gone up to the vicinity of Ballinamore on duty, and had seized an illicit still with other apparatus. On their return with the seizure they were attacked by a number of the country people, and assailed with stones and other missiles. The Officer in defence of his men ordered them to fire over the mob, but this had the effect of only urging them to greater desperation, and they were closing in on the police. The men were then obliged to fire on the people, and we hear that six were killed, and many wounded. The police are said to have made several prisoners, and to have taken some firelocks, with which they were armed. We cannot vouch for the accuracy of this statement, and give it merely as it has been reported to us.--Erne Packet.

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   The Meeting of the Magistrates of Fermanagh, which was to have taken place on the 17th instant, has been postponed to Monday, the 23d instant.

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   The detachment of the 59th Regiment lately stationed at Lifford, marced [sic] from thence on Thursday last the 5th inst. for Mullingar. We conceive it is but justice to the extreme good conduct of that gallant corps and of their Officer, Lieutenant Graham, to say that their departure is regretted by all classes of the inhabitants of Lifford and Strabane.--Strabane Paper.

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   Pickpockets.--The streets of Dublin are crowded with light-fingered gentlemen of all sizes, some of whom are to be met with in every populous avenue. On Tuesday, the Hon. General Taylor, while passing at the Post-office, was jostled by a party of these prowlers, who succeeded in rifling his pockets of seventy pounds, in Bank of Ireland notes.--From the vigilance of the police, we are induced to expect that the general will not ultimately be a loser.--Packet.

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    At the fair of this town [Enniskillen], on Tuesday, the business in the green was brisk. The show of stock was remarkably good. Springers and fresh milch cows were in great demand and brought high prices. Fat cattle also sold well, and sheep were high and in good request. The pig market was throng [sic] and sales were good at remunerating prices. In consequence of the abundance of the potatoe [sic] crop, store pigs brought prices that it is feared will not be realized towards May. There was a good show of farming and hack horses, and the better kind were in good demand. (--Erne Packet.)

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Mr. Lawless--The Political Union.

   Friday last, a meeting took place of the arbitrators appointed to decide upon the charges put forward by the Meath Club against Mr. Lawless.

   The complaint of the Meath Club was detailed to the Arbitrators by Mr. O'Connell very briefly, after which the Rev. Thomas Langan, and Dr. R. Mullen were examined.

   On Saturday the Arbitrators met again, when Robt. Mullen was again examined at considerable length, and cross-examined by counsel for Mr. Lawless. Yesterday there was another meeting.--The proceedings so far are uninteresting, except to the parties immediately concerned.

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   On Sunday night, a large party of men, some of whom were armed with guns, attacked and entered the house of Michael Fogarty, of Coagilla, near Cashel, and robbed it of £12. 10s. in cash, and afterwards beat the family severely.

   A riotous and tumultuous mob of those infatuated marauders, visited last night the residence of Peter Daly, Esq., of Cornally county of Galway, and dashed in all the lower windows, smashing the frames to atoms.  Mr. Daly's coach-man made a spirited resistance, and succeeded in rescuing a blunderbuss from one of the depredators; but we regret that, although the most active and diligent search is being made by the military and police, none of the offenders have been as yet discovered.--Connaught Journal.

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   We understand that the services of four of the King's Messengers, attached to Dublin Castle have been dispensed with.--Saunders's News Letter.

   An Action has been commenced against Messrs. Mallett and Hallahan late high Sheriffs of this city for the amount of fees due to the learned Gentlemen who acted as Assessor at the last two elections.--Ibid.

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   We are happy to hear that the appeal made on behalf of the Presbyterian Congregation of this town, is likely to be met by a spirit of good feeling and liberality. The Rev. Messrs. Tredennick and Griffith, the Vicar, and Curate, of the parish, were amongst the first to offer their Contributions. The former suggested the expediency of building a new House, instead of attempting to repair the present ruin, and stated he would, in such a case, encrease his subscription to £5. Wishing to promote the success of the undertaking, we hope to be able shortly, to publish a long list of Subscribers to this very laudable undertaking.

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   On Friday a mob of upwards [of] 500 persons followed the police and military guard, consisting of sixteen men, out of Thurles as they were escorting two prisoners to Cashel on their way to Clonmel; and it was found necessary to send 60 of the 27th regt. and six dragoons to escort the same two men a part of the road from Cashel to Clonmel on Monday morning.

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   All the hurlers lately apprehended near Thomas-town have, by order of Government, been admitted to bail. A party of the carbineers is now stationed in Cashel.

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   We understand that the Rev. George Harris, whose removal from Derrybrusk, in the vicinity of this town, to the parish of Errigle, as stated in our last, has declined to accept that living, although of much greater value than the one he now enjoys.--Erne Packet.

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