Enniskillen Chronicle transcripts, 1824-01-08

Source: The Enniskillen Chronicle, 8 January 1824. Published by E. Duffy at Enniskillen, county Fermanagh. From transcriptions by Alison Kilpatrick, 2002–6.



  In Grenville-street, on Tuesday morning, the Lady of Richard Young, Esq., of Lakeville, in the county of Cavan, of a son.

  On the 5th instant, in Merrion-square, the Lady of John Hamilton, Esq., of a son.



The Rev. William Stevenson, of Carlingford, to Eliza Jane, eldest daughter of John West, of Mount-street, Dublin, Esq.



   In Dorset-street, Dublin, Mark White, Esq., formerly an eminent merchant in that city.

   At Paris, on the 27th ult., Mrs. Browne, wife of James Browne, Esq. M.P. for the county of Mayo.

   On Saturday morning, in his Convent, Cork, in the 72d year of his age, the Very Rev. Michael Sheehan, Ex-Provincial of the Order of St. Augustin.



For 14 Years, or such term as may be agreed on,     

FROM 40 to 50 Acres of the Lands of DERRYARGIN, within one mile and a half of Enniskillen, situate on the banks of Lough Erne, with comfortable Dwelling House and Offices, fit for the reception of a respectable family. There has been £800 laid out on building and improving within the last four years.

  Derryargin, 8th January, 1824.



AT a public Examination held on the 22d, 23d, and 24th of December, precedency in class was adjudged as follows :--


   Hippolytus and Scanning of the Choral Odes.--Brook, 1st.

   Homer.--O'Beirne, 1us. 1st, Bracken, 2d.

   1st division Luci?n.--O'Beirne, ?us. 1st, Nixon, 2d,

   2d do. do.--Taggart, sen., 1st, O'Beirne, 2dus 2d.

   Greek delectus.--Battersby, sen., 1st, O'Beirne, 3tius 2d.

   Orms?on's Extracts.--Graham, 1st, Miller, 3tius 2d.LATIN.

   Odes of Horace.--Brook, 1st, Bracken, 2d.

   Virgil, sen. Class.--O'Beirne, 1us. 1st, Taggart, sen., 2d.

        Jun. do.--Graham, 1st, Millier, 3tius, 2d.

   Ovid.--Battersby, sen., 1st, O'Beirne, 3tius, 2d.

   Lat. delectus, sen. Class--Thomson, sen., 1st, Gamble, 2d.

        Jun. do.--Johnson, 1st, Lumsden, 2d.

   Howard's Exercises, sen. ????.--Taggart, jun. 1st, M'Kenzie, 2d.

        Jun. do.--Taggart, jun., 1st, Battersby, jun. 2d.

ARITHMETIC.   Battersby, sen., Edmonson, M'Kenzie, Taggart, jun., 1st.

   Battersby, jun., Burgoyne, Johnson, Thomson, jun., 2d,

WRITING   Miller, 2dus., Mansfield, Battersby jun., Taggart jun., 1st.

   Battersby, jun., Thompson, sen., M'Kenzie, 2d.

MATHEMATICS.   O'Beirne, 1us. 1st. Balfour, 2d.

FRENCH.   1st Class.--Franks, 1st.--2d Class.--Miller, 3tius, 2st.

RECITATION.   Odes in the Hippolytus.--Brook.

   Virgil, sen. Class.--O'Beirne, 1us. 1st, M'Guire, 2d.

        Jun. do.--Redmond, 1st, Graham, 2d.

   Ovid.--Battersby, 1st, by lot from O'Beirne 3tius.

   Latin delectus.--Gamble, 1st, Thompson, sen., 2d.

Vacation will end on the 22d instant,

  Portora, January 6th, 1824.



On Saturday the 10th of January next, at 12 o'Clock, Noon,


For the Benefit of whom it may concern,ABOUT Sixty Tons of ENGLISH COAL,

saved from the wreck of the Sloop Triton, of Whitehaven.

   For further particulars apply to ANDREW BRITTON.

 Ballyshannon, 31st December, 1823.



   On Tuesday morning last, about three o'clock, a fire took place in the town of Killarney, which has been more afflicting in its consequences than any which occurred for several years in that populous town. The following are the distressing details:--

   "An industrious poor man named Cotter, with his family, consisting of his wife, four children, an aged father and mother, and servant girl, occupied a thatched cabin in that town; the old man whose health had been in a declining state for some time, was taken ill, and his wife got up to procure him a drink, and in lighting a candle the fire communicated with some Flax which drying near the hearth, the apartment was instantly enveloped in a flame, and the old woman and her daughter-in law in endeavouring to get it under, awoke her son and husband, who had only time to escape with the youngest child, who was in the bed with its father. In a few moments the entire house was in flames, and the horrible situation of the parents, the grand-father, and grand-mother, at this awful moment, must have been terrible, on hearing the screams of their three wretched children, to whom it was impossible to afford any relief from the devouring element. In this painful predicament, the old woman's feelings got the better of her reason, and the [sic] rushed into the house hoping that she might be able to afford them some relief; but her efforts were only calculated to add to the number of the sufferers, as almost on the instant, the loft fell in, and this world was closed for ever on this heroic old woman, her three grand-children, and the servant girl.--The wretched father, mother and grand-father have thus been, in a few minutes, rendered, the most miserable of human beings. Every possible assistance was afforded, but of no avail.

   "At this moment, (three o'clock) the wretched procession, containing the remains of the old woman, and her three children. (two girls and one boy, the two eldest aged 12 and 14) have passed the house in which I am writing, for interment, the servant girl was taken by her friends. The mother of these four children has been very much burnt in her efforts to save them, and lies dangerously ill.


   We understand that a Hulk is to be moored at Kingstown Harbour, for the purpose of receiving convicts on board immediately after trial. This will be a saving to the citizens of Dublin, inasmuch as the expense of maintaining and clothing convicts, has hitherto formed a serious item in the Grand Jury Warrant. This charge was particularly noticed in the Reports of Mary's Parish, and in the evidence submitted to the select committee ; its abatement may be attributed to the attention of government being thus drawn to the subject.--Irish Times.



  Some person unknown, concealed himself in the house of Doctor Eustace, in Gardiner-street, and about two o'clock on Tuesday morning, the villain entered the chamber of the Doctor's sister, through the window ; awakened by the noise he made in forcing his way in, the Lady called for assistance, when the miscreant assaulted her with a knife, which he struck at her side, fortunately without doing much injury, and retreated by the window.

   Miss Eustace is a young Lady of very amiable manners, and we rejoice that, with the exception of a little blood, her wound is by no means dangerous. She was stabbed between the fifth and sixth ribs, in the left side. After the ruffian retreated, a hat, apparently worn by a lime burner or mason's attendant, was found in the room.--The assassin must have leaped down sixteen yards into the back yard ; part of the Lady's clothes and part of the bed clothes were found in the yard. The hat above alluded to is in the Police-office, at Marlborough-street ; perhaps it might be proper for persons connected with the building trade to call there and inspect the hat ; of course well disposed individuals would feel pleasure in aiding the Magistrates in tracing and punishingt [sic] he cowardly villain, who made so desperate an attack on the life of an amiable and interesting female.--Dublin Paper.


    A Mr. Conolly, formerly surgeon in the city of Dublin, has been committed on the charge of wilful murder, to the gaol of the county of Hertford, England, for shooting a constable who attempted to arrest him, in the house of a Captain Nestor, at Sherly-hill, in the same county. The constable, with others, was breaking the hall-door, when Mr. Conolly discharged a gun at thim, the contents of which wounded him so severely, that he died in a few hours.


   The late Surgeon Leake, of Stephen's-green has left the interest of Four Thousand Pounds to the Mendicity Society of Dublin.



(From the Ulster Chronicle)

   On Wednesday, the 17th of December, a meeting of the Orange Lodges of the above District was held in Mr. Thompson's Inn, Charlemont.

   About twelve o'clock, the Chair was taken by Thomas Joyce, Esq. in the absence of the Rev. Charles Richardson. Seventeen Masters of Lodges and Members attended. After the most satisfactory reports from the different persons present, of the prosperity of the Institution, and the other business of the day being settled, (the Chairman having left the Chair,) a vote of thanks was unanimously passed to Mr. Joyce, for his proper and dignified conduct in the Chair.

   The meeting then adjourned to another room, and after partaking of a sumptuous dinner, prepared for the occasion, and the cloth being removed, the following toasts were given :--

   The King--God bless him.

   Duke of York and the Protestant Interest.--Song, "Rise sons of William, rise.

   Duke of Clarence and the Navy.--Song,"Rule Britannia.

   The Glorious and Immortal Memory of the great and good King William.--Song, "Boyne Water."

   Charlemont District, and every man his own way to Heaven.--Song, "March on, brave boys."

   Right Hon. Earl O'Neill, and the Orangemen of Ireland. Song, "Protestant Boys."

   Colonel Verner, our worthy County Master.--Song, "See the Conquering Hero comes."

   Rev. Charles Richardson, our worthy District Master.--Song, "A Hero's Life I sing."

   Sir Abraham Bradley King, Bart.--Song, "Croppies lie down."

   The Dublin Guild of Merchants.--"Song, "Ye sons of Hibernia inspired from above."

   The Charlemont Corporation--Song, "Enrolled on our bright annals."

   Major Hughes, Lieutenant Walsh, and Officers of Charlemont Fort, and long may the British Standard fly with splendour on its ramparts.--Song, "Siege of Charlemont."

   The Six Hundred Thousand Orangemen of Ireland.--Song, "Arise, arise, ye sons of William."

   Thomas Joyce, Esq. our Deputy Master.--Song, "Auld Lang Syne."

   John Smyth, Esq. the staunch friend of Orangeism.--Song, "Push along, keep moving."

   As we are parting so may we meet again.--Song, "Derry Walls."

   The day was spent in the greatest harmony.--After singing "GOD save the King," all separated, highly pleased with the entertainments.


   A most inhuman murder was committed on Monday the 29th ult. at Crosskeys, near Cavan, on a man named Smith, a resident of that neighbourhood, for which, we understand, three persons have been committed to gaol. A murder more barbarous in its nature, it is said, has seldom disgraced the most disordered parts of the country. Several vague reports of the bloody deed have reached us, but as we have reason to expect an authentic account, (which, indeed, we hoped to have had in time for this day's paper,) we decline, for the present, entering into particulars. The magistrates of that part of the county, are, we learn, busily engaged in investigating the circumstances of the horrid affair, and nothing will be left undone to bring the whole to light, and to visit with merited punishment the diabolical perpetrators.


   MELANCHOLY ACCIDENT.--On the night of Tuesday the 30th ult. two men from Ballintra conveying illicit spirits to some part of this county, in order to avoid passing through Pettigo, took another direction by which they were obliged to cross the river that runs through that town, at some distance from it. They both entered the river together, but the stream being extremely rapid, and the night dark, one of them, named James M'Gowan, from his horse stumbling, was unfortunately swept from beside his comrade, and precipitated down the river.--After a diligent search his body was found next evening at the entrance of the River into Lough Erne. He has left a wife and six small children to lament his loss.--About two hours after the unfortunate accident, the horse was found at the shore with his load of whiskey under him.


   THE LATE STORM.--The effects of the late storm have been severely felt on the Western coast, and we learn from some of our correspondents that considerable damage has been sustained. Several parts of wreck have come in at Bundoran, and at Rusnowlagh Strand, below Ballyshannon. At the latter place, a barrel of flour in good order, and at the former, part of the stern of a vessel. The masts and part of the hull of a Brig, are visible near to Mullaghmore, midway between Ballyshannon and Sligo, supposed to be a Brig that left Sligo some days before for Liverpool, laden with oats.

   On the 24th ult. the Triton, from Whitehaven, coal laden, was wrecked at Ballyshannon. She got safely over the bar about three quarters of a mile, and was proceeding up the channel, when she grounded. Before the next tide after, the storm set in with such violence that she was drove among a reef of rocks where she became a complete wreck ; but we are happy to add, that none of the persons on board perished. About sixty tons of the cargo were saved.

   A flute, tombourine [sic], and several other articles have been cast on shore below Mount Charles, in Donegal Bay, supposed to be from the Arab sloop of war, lately lost off Broadhaven.



    Our provincial intelligence of this morning does not bring a relation of any new act of atrocity from the South. We lament to say that those symptoms which have ever been the precursors to open acts of violence and outrage have begun to manifest themselves in a district, which for the last three and twenty years has been remarkable for the peaceable demeanour, industrious habits, and orderly decorum of its peasantry--we allude to the Western part of the County of Donegal. Our private advices from this district accurately describe all the embryo indications which characterised the people of the South, before they proceeded to the commission of those disgraceful outrages, which it has been so often our painful and melancholy duty to record. The lands are stated to be lying waste--the people, as idle, hardened, and dogged. On Friday the 19th Inst. a poor, honest, in- offensive man of the name of Campbell, was barbarously murdered on the lands of Glencogh, within half a mile of the town of Mount Charles.--What renders this act the more atrocious is, that it was committed by his own near neighbour, who, we are sorry to add, has eluded justice. Our correspondent concludes by remarking, that " the evil disposed here are ripe for any thing, and I am sorry to say, we (the loyal and well affected) are in a miserable minority." Evening Mail Dec. 31.


   MAIL ROBBERY.--We are extremely sorry to announce, that a desperate mail robbery was perpetrated near Kells, on Saturday, when the post boy, who had been despatched from the General Post Office for Bailieborough, and Moynalty, was attacked near Kells, and robbed by two armed men of the entire mail, as well as the bye letters for the latter town. Intimation of this outrage has been made by Sir Edward Lees to the Magistrates of the Head Office of Police.


   We were not mistaken with regard to the zeal and activity of the magistrates in detecting the perpetrators of the offences in this neighbourhood, which we lately noticed. On Tuesday morning a party of the Colebrook yeomanry lodged in gaol on the committal of James Taylor, Esq., a man of the name of Coulter, charged with the felony of breaking and entering the house of James M'Cusker, near Tempo, on the night of the 15th ult.--The remainder of the persons charged, have, we understand, for the present disappeared.


   We have always great pleasure in noticing the attention of gentleman here to the improvement of stock and husbandry. Last week, William Irvine, Esq., of Prospect-hill had a cow of his own rearing killed, which weighed 608lb. and had 12st. 7lb. of fat.


   CAUTION--A SWINDLER!--We feel it our duty to place the public on their guard against the impositions of a person calling himself Bennett, who a short time since levied contributions off the unwary in this town, and latterly, we understand practised the same business with much success in Castlewellan, Rathfryland, and the adjacent neighbourhoods. He is an Englishman,--possesses a good address and insinuating manners, and has an appearnance of the character he represents, viz.--a reduced Gentleman.

   He usually excited the commiseration of those whom he visits (and his visits, we find, have been general in the above district, even extending to the Nobility,) by a most piteous detail of domestic suffering--states that he has a wife and three or four children in Belfast, ashamed to beg yet literally dying with hunger--latterly, we are told, he speaks of his family being in Dromore. When his "tale of woe," delivered with all the pathos of genuine eloquence has not the desired effect, he gives reference for the truth of his story to a Gentleman of this town, and produces, as "confirmation strong," a note written by that Gentleman which he acquired by misrepresentation [sic] and falsehood, in the most artful, designing manner.--Newry Telegraph.

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