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Donegal Assizes, Lifford, Co. Donegal, April 1823

Extracted from the STRABANE MORNING POST, Tuesday April 8, 1823
Transcribed, Compiled and Submitted by
Len Swindley, Melbourne, Australia
len_swindley[at]hotmail.com
Photo: acknowledgements to PostcardsIreland

 

DONEGAL ASSIZES HELD AT LIFFORD, APRIL 1823

MUNDAY

Patrick

for Horse stealing - to be executed on the 6th of May next

SMYTH

Andrew

for returning a fraudulent Schedule, in order to defraud his creditors - Guilty - to be imprisoned 6 months

HART

Thomas

indicted for Cow stealing - acquitted of the charge - but to remain in custody for transportation for stealing oats

McFADDEN

MULHERRAN

Dennis &

Sally

for stealing linens - Mulheran acquitted - McFadden guilty - to be imprisoned six months, and kept to hard labour

MULLOY

Patrick

for a rescue - to be imprisoned 6 months, and kept to hard labour

CAMPBELL

Catherine

indicted for passing base coin in the town of Ballybofey - Guilty - to be imprisoned six months, and to give security to be of the peace

McMANUS

SWEENY

LEYNARD

Mary &

Lucinda &

Alice

indicted for being vagrants, to be transported for seven years, unless they give security for their good behaviour

McGARRIGLE

McENTIRE

JUDGE

McGARRIGLE

John &

James &

Charles &

Daniel &

Michael &

Owen

charged with pulling down a house near Ballyshannon, the property of Mary McGARRIGLE - Guilty - to be imprisoned for one year - and to be publicly whipped through the town of Ballyshannon, from the bridge to the Fair green, on the following days ; on the 12th of April, 21st of June, and 18th of September

O’CONNELL

Lieut. Maurice

indicted for a rape - acquitted

O’NEILL

O’NEILL

Mary &

Susan

charged with having stolen goods in their possession, knowing them to be such - Not Guilty

McMONIGAL

Thomas

for horse stealing - no prosecution

GALLAGHER

Dennis

for cow stealing - Not Guilty

WARD

Michael

for stealing Oats - Not Guilty

FOX

Patrick

for passing and having in his possession base coin - guilty - to be imprisoned 3 months, or pay a fine

GALLAUGHER

Thomas

for the life offence - to be imprisoned 3 months, or pay a fine

McLAUGHLIN

William

for breaking a trunk, the property of the Rev. Henry SCOTT, and making there from £30 in Notes and silver - not guilty - discharged

DOHERTY

Mary

for cow stealing - not guilty

McLAUGHLIN

Patrick

for passing forged notes of the Belfast bank - not guilty

GALLAUGHER

Peter

for stealing a bridle, from Andrew DEVLIN, of Tawnawilly - not guilty

FRIEL

FRIEL

Owen &

James

for house breaking - to appear at Sessions

HEGGARTY

McLAUGHLIN

William &

Michael

for robbing James DREENAN of 3 cows - not guilty

MORROW

WALKER

Mathew &

Richard

each charged with committing a rape - no prosecution

McCAFFRY

Patrick

for having a stolen mare in his possession - to be transmitted to Enniskillen to be tried

GALLAUGHER

Bernard

for Sheep stealing - not guilty

McSWINE

Francis

for taking forcible possession of a house - to appear at Sessions

MURRAY

Dennis

for setting fire to a stack of Oats - not guilty

DOHERTY

McGRATH

John &

James

for stealing a horse, the property of Widow SNODGRASS, near Castlefin - not guilty

McGOWAN

McGOWAN

Hugh &

Richard

for setting fire to the Office houses of Hugh GALLAUGHER - not guilty

 

88 persons found guilty of practices connected with Illicit Distillation - to be imprisoned 1 month each, or pay a fine of £2