Enniskillen Chronicle transcripts, 1824-03-18

Source: The Enniskillen Chronicle, 18 March 1824. Published by E. Duffy at Enniskillen, county Fermanagh. From transcriptions by Alison Kilpatrick, 2002–6.


On the 8th instant, deeply regretted by a numerous tenantry and a respectable circle of relatives and friends, Mrs. Story, of Ballyconnell House.



   At an Ordination held in the Cathedral of Cork on Sunday morning at early Service, by the Hon. and Right Rev. the Lord Bishop of Cork and Ross, the Rev. Thomas Beamish, was ordained Priest; and Messrs. Edward Pakenham Thompson, (son to the Archdeacon of Cork,) and William Baldwin, Bachelors of Arts, were ordained Deacons.

   At an Ordination held in St. Mark's Church, on Sunday, the 29th of February, by the Lord Bishop of Ferns, the following gentlemen were admitted into Holy Orders:

   Deacons.--John T. O'Brien, F.T.C.D.; John C. Martin, F.T.C.D.; Samuel M. Kyle, A.B.; Robert Miller, A.B.; Ambrose Lane, A.B.; Abraham Goff, A.B.; John Chechley, A.B.

   James Mauleverer, with let. dim., from the Primate.

   Priests.--David Thompson, A.M., T.F. Fetherston, A.B.; Robert Fishburne, A.B.; J. Symes, A.B., Rowland O'Connor, A.B.; J.B. Jervois, A.B.

   Wm. W. Sillits, A.M., with let. dim. from the Bishop of Derry. Mark Whitaker, A.B., with let. dim. from the Bishop of Clogher.



   Thursday last being the Commission day for this County, the following gentlemen were sworn on the Grand Jury:--

   Nathaniel Sneyd, M.P., Henry Maxwell, M.P., Alexander Saunderson, Charles Coote, Joseph Pratt, Thomas Burrowes, Henry John Clements, Cosby Nesbitt, James Saunderson, William Humphrys, jun., Fitzherbert Ruxton, Christopher E.J. Nugent, Francis White, jun., Maxwell J. Boyle, Richard B. Blackwood, Francis Hassard, Cosby Young, Richard Scott, Ralph B. Clarke, Charles J. Adams, John M. Jones, Richard Fox, and Perrot Thornton, Esqrs.



   On Tuesday about four o'clock, the Hon. Justice Jebb arrived here from Cavan, and shortly after opened the Commission in the Crown Court, when the following Gentlemen were sworn on the Grand Jury:--

Lord Viscount Corry, M.P., Foreman;

Hon. Col. Creighton,

Gerard Irvine,

Edward Archdall,

J.C. Bloomfield,

John Armstrong,

George Lendrum,

John Tredennick,

William Barton,

John Madden,

Edward Denny,

John Brien,

William D'Arcy Irvine,

Hamilton Irvine,

Richard Dane,

James Denham,

William Tennent,

Charles Chr. Irvine,

Andrew Nixon,

Charles Archdall,

Francis Hassard,

Simon Armstrong and

Jas. A. Auchinleck, Esqrs.

   His Lordship addressed the Grand Jury at some length, stating that it was with concern, on his first having the honour of meeting them here, it should be under circumstances so unfavourable with respect to the state of the county, which heretofore maintained so high a character for the peaceable and orderly conduct of its inhabitants. The calendar, he remarked, presented a number of charges of an aggravated and dark complexion, which it was melancholy to observe, and it would therefore be incumbent on every Gentleman of influence, and on the Magistrates, to use the most active means in order to repress such a spirit of insubordination, and to restore the peace and character of the county. This was an object which involved the interests of all--their own peace, and every thing dear to them were at stake. He had to advert to one circumstance which demanded their particular attention; ten persons, it appeared, had been implicated with the crime of murder. He recommended them, before sending those persons to trial, to examine the witnesses strictly, and to satisfy themselves that there were sufficient grounds for so doing, but it was not necessary they should go so far as to enter on the defence of the persons charged.

   His Lordship here entered into an explanation of the distinction between murder and manslaughter, and remarked upon the frequency of the cases where persons charged with the former were acquitted, while from the nature of the homicide, they deserved to be punished with fine and imprisonment, where their circumstances justified such a sentence. In allusion, also, to another crime which appeared on the calendar, namely, that of a person charged with firing a shot with intent to kill, for which the person so charged must be tried under Lord Ellenborough's Act, his Lordship explained the circumstances necessary to support such an indictment, and stated, that results, similar to those above noticed were often the case, the Judge having no discretion respecting the sentence; while under another form of indictment the offender might be punished for the assault. It was therefore necessary, in order that justice should not be so defeated, that a strict scrutiny should take place in the first instance before the Grand Jury.

   The next topic to which his Lordship alluded, was the state of the gaol, which, from the report of the Commissioners appointed to inquire into the state of prisons, was, as  far as regards its cleanliness and interior economy, highly creditable to the person in charge of that establishment, and to the local authorities and others connected with it. Some improvements, however, were found necessary in the building, for the better classifcation and employment of the prisoners, and for the purpose of preparing a place for the performance of divine worship, for gravelling the yards and enlarging the sewers; all which, he was satisfied, would meet with due consideration on the part of the Grand Jury.

   He then directed their attention to the state of the circuit road between this town and Omagh, which was hilly, dangerous, and inconvenient for purposes of traffic. He contrasted it with that noble work, the mail coach road between this town and Cavan, which was creditable to the county. The foot-path, however, he observed, had not been gravelled, and he hoped they would present for that necessary object also, an accommodation that was due to the humbler classes of travellers, particularly those of the female sex.

   From an anxiety on the part of Mr. Justice Vandeleur to discharge the entire of the Crown business at Cavan, which was unusually heavy, he did not arrive here until yesterday evening.  Mr. Justice Jebb in consequence proceeded with the business in the civil court yesterday, in the cause of Palmer against Fausset, which occupied the entire day. At ten o'clock last night, a verdict was returned for the Plaintiff

   There was no Crown business done here yesterday.

   On Tuesday evening the High Sheriff, Michael Jones, Esq. entertained the Grand Jury, and several other respectable persons at dinner, but nothing particular occurred on the occasion, beyond that urbanity and good humour, which distinguishes an assemblage of dignified gentlemen.



(From the Dublin Gazette of Saturday.

Dublin Castle, March 5, 1824.,

   His Excellency the Lord Lieutenant has been pleased to appoint the following Gentlemen to be High Sheriffs for the ensuing year:

Antrim ... Francis Turnley, of Cushindall, Esq.

Armagh ... James Johnston, of Knappa, Esq.

Carlow ... John Alexander, jun. of Milford, Esq.

Cavan ... John Hassard, of Bawnboy, Esq.

Clare ... Rt. Hon. J. Ormsby Vandeleur, of Kilrush.

Cork ... R. Uniacke Fitz-Gerald, of Lisquinlan, Esq.

Donegal ... George Knox, of Prehen, Esq.

Down ... Wm. Montgomery, of Grey Abbey, Esq.

Dublin ... Sir John Ribton, of Woodville, Bart.

Fermanagh ... Michael Jones, of Lisgoole Abbey, Esq.

Galway ... Robert French, jun. of Monevea, Esq.

Kerry ... Rich. M'Gillycuddy, of Whitefield, Esq.

Kildare ... Capt. Geo. Burdett, of Longtown-House.

Kilkenny ... William Ponsonby, of Bayswell, Esq.

King's Co. ... George Minchin, of Busherstown, Esq.

Leitrim ... L.A. Tottenham, of Manorhamilton, Esq.

Limerick ... Joseph Gubbins, of Kilfrush, Esq.

Longford ... John Thompson, of Clonfin, Esq.

Louth ... J.T. Townley Tisdall, of Bawn, Esq.

Mayo ... Colonel Geo. Jackson, of Enniscoe.

Meath ... J. Charles Preston, of Swainstown, Esq.

Monaghan ... E.J. Shirley, of Carrickmacross, Esq.

Queen's Co. ... Henry Smyth, of Mount Henry, Esq.

Roscommon ... Thomas Conry, of Strokestown, Esq.

Sligo ... John Frederick Knox, of Ballina, Esq.

Tipperary ... Sir H.R. Carden, of Templemore, Bart.

Tyrone ... Wm. Stewart Richardson, of Drom, Esq.

Waterford ... William Christmas, of Whitfield, Esq.

Westmeath ... T.J. Fetherstone, of Bracklin, Esq.

Wexford ... J.G. Richards, of Owna Varra, Esq.

Wicklow ... Robert Holt Truell, of Clonmannin, Esb. [sic]





Dublin, 11th February, 1824.

PERSONS who are desirous of contracting for the purchase of condemned Woollens and Linen Rags, in any of  the Districts throughout Ireland, from the 25th December, 1823, to the 24th December, 1826, may see the Particulars of the Contract, Form of Tender, and Lists of Districts at this Office, or by application to the Barrack Masters, at any of the Barracks.

   Sealed Tenders, in the form prescribed, will be received at this Office, on or before the 20th March next, at Twelve o'Clock at Noon, addressed to "The Respective Officers of his Majesty's Ordnance, Dublin Castle," and endorsed, "Tender for Condemned Barrack Stores."

by Order,              MATT. WINTER.

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