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Tyrone Assizes, Omagh, March 1837
Extracted from the STRABANE MORNING POST

Transcribed and Compiled by Len Swindley
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Tuesday, March 21, 1837

TYRONE ASSIZES HELD AT THE CROWN COURT, OMAGH, Wednesday, March 15, 1837



FULTON

Annabella

Indicted for making counterfeit coin on the 16th August, 1836.

John Brown sworn; Is a sub-constable of police; went, on information, to the townland of Crew, on the 16th of August last, to the house of MARY FULTON, traverser’s mother; witness leaned against the door and saw ANNABELLA FULTON filing a counterfeit half-crown; there were several other similar pieces of metal on the table; when seen, put her cap on them; had some conversation with her when she got the pieces from her apron; arrested her; there were eighteen pieces altogether; got a crucible and chisel in the house [Further details of the trial are reported ] Guilty.

McKENNA

McKENNA

McKENNA

TEEHAN

QUINN

McKENNA

McKERNAN

Patrick, Sen.

Patrick, Jun.

Thomas

Peter

James

Catherine

John

Indicted for a riot and assault on the 6th July, 1836.

The affray occurred as the prosecutors named McCONNEL were returning from the fair of Ballinahatty, and originated in a previous quarrel: Verdict - JOHN McKERNAN, not guilty - the other traversers guilty of a riot.

BOYLE

Sally

Indicted for obtaining, under false pretences, four bonnets, the property of MISS ALCORN, of Omagh.

It appeared in evidence that the traverser went to the shop of Miss Alcorn, on the 6th August last, and obtained the goods named in the indictment, by pretending that she had been sent for them by MRS. McCONCHY, of Omagh. Guilty.

GREEN

GREEN

GREEN

WRIGHT

Charles

Richardson

Thomas

William

Indicted for selling counterfeit coin to CHARLES McMANUS, and on another count for coining. [Full details of the trial are reported]

Verdict - CHARLES GREEN and THOMAS GREEN – Guilty; RICHARDSON GREEN and JOHN WRIGHT - Not Guilty.

MAJOR

Sally

Indicted for taking a 20 note and four 10 notes from ANDREW ANDERSON – Guilty.

REID

REID

McGOWAN

McGOWAN

McGOWAN

McFADDEN

THOMPSON

McCULLION

McCULLION

McCULLION

Roger

Edward

Daniel

Patrick

Alice

Anne

Thomas

James

Henry

Bryan

Arranged for a riot, and for assaulting FRANCIS McKANE on the 18th May last at Garvacullion.

This was an affair in which an unfortunate individual lost his life, and occurred when both parties were intoxicated.

Several respectable individuals gave an excellent character to the prisoners. Verdict - BRIAN McCULLION, RODGER REID, and ANNE McFADDEN - Not Guilty.

The other traversers guilty of a riot.

McKENNA

KELLY

James

Hugh

Indicted for a riot, and for assaulting JOSEPH IRWIN, JOHN ROBINSON, and LEWIS BROWN, at Fintona, on the 22nd June. Guilty of a riot and common assault.

LONG

William

Indicted for forging the name of a magistrate to a voucher, for the purpose of obtaining a half year’s pay for THOMAS HYDE, a pensioner of Chelsea Hospital. Not guilty of forgery but guilty of uttering the document. The Jury recommended the prisoner to mercy.

TIPPING

Jane

Indicted for having three counterfeit pennies in her possession – Guilty.

McPHELIN

William

Indicted for firing, with a gun, at BERNARD HOPKINS, with intent to main or do him grievous bodily harm. [Further details of trial are reported]. Verdict - Not Guilty.



Tuesday, March 28, 1837

TOTAL CONVICTIONS AT TYRONE ASSIZES

McKENNA

McKENNA

TEAHAN

QUIN

Pat

Thomas

Peter

James

For an assault; Imprisoned six months each, with hard labour.

CAMPBELL

James

Burglary; transported for life.

BOYLE

Sally

Larceny; imprisoned one week.

MILLER

James

Larceny; imprisoned six months.

McGUIRE

Mary

Larceny; imprisoned one week.

COOK (or O’NEIL)

John

Horse stealing; transported for life.

FULTON

Annabella

Coining; imprisoned twelve months.

McDONNELL

Robert

Sheep stealing; transported for life.

RUSSELL

George

Robbery from person; judgement of death.

KELLY

Bernard

Assault....imprisoned one month.

THOMPSON

Anne

Having base coin in possession; imprisoned six months.

McGUIGAN

Bernard

Stealing wearing apparel; imprisoned six months, and hard labour.

LONG

William

Assisting in forging a pension-bill; sentence respite till laid before the twelve Judges.

PEDEN

William

Bigamy; imprisoned six months.

CARSWELL

James

Sheep stealing; transportation for life.

REID

McGOWAN

McCALLION

REID

McCALLION

McGOWAN

THOMPSON

Rodger

Pat.

James

Edward

Henry

Daniel

Thomas

Assault; imprisoned six months each.

BOLAND

BURNET

DONALLY

STOCKFIELD

ANDERSON

McKEOWN

Charles

George

Hamilton, Jun.

John

Robert

James

Riot; imprisoned one week, and fined 6 pence each.

GREEN

GREEN

Charles

Thomas

Coining; Charles transported for seven years. Thomas imprisoned twelve months.

KELLY

McKENNA

Hugh

James

Assault; imprisoned six months, with hard labour.

WHITE

CAMPBELL

RITFERN

NESBIT

DILWORTH

WILSON

HAMILTON

BLACK

WALKER

BRIERSON

MORAN

BAXTER

ACHESON

McKEON

GRAY

LECKY

HOGG

MORGAN

KYLE

Samuel

Stewart

Benjamin

John

James

James

John

Robert

Thomas

James

John

William

Robert

John

John

William

Robert

William

William

For walking in Orange processions at Cookstown, Stewartstown, Dungannon, and Beragh - Kyle imprisoned one month, the others one fortnight, from Saturday, 18th.

JOHNSTON

Serjeant

Of the police, assault at Fintona; imprisoned six hours, and fined 6 pence.



There were one hundred and twenty three persons called into custody, who were out on bail for various offences; all of these were, for Orange processions forty-five, for Ribbon processions twenty-five....twenty-seven of the Orangemen were admitted for bail till next Assizes, and all the Ribbonmen



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