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Tyrone Assizes, Omagh, August 1825


Tyrone Assizes, Omagh, August 1825

Transcribed, Compiled and Submitted by Len Swindley, Melbourne, Australia
len_swindley[at]hotmail.com



Extracted from the STRABANE MORNING POST

Tuesday, August 2, 1825

TYRONE ASSIZES HELD AT OMAGH AUGUST 1825

On Monday last, the Assizes for this county commenced at Omagh. - The following Noblemen and Gentlemen were sworn on the Grand Jury

Hon. Henry LOWRY CORRY, Foreman

Sir Hugh STEWART, BART.

James SINCLAIR, ESQ.

J. Corry MOUTRAY, ESQ.

John BURGESS, ESQ.

John D. ECCLES, ESQ.

Hugh LYLE, ESQ.

Hon. A. G. STEWART

H. G. EDWARDS, ESQ.

James CAULFIELD, ESQ.

William D’ARCY IRVINE, ESQ.

R. William LOWRY, ESQ.

James CRAWFORD, ESQ.

W. L. CUNNINGHAM, ESQ.

Samuel GALBRAITH, ESQ.

William VERNER, ESQ.

Alexander CAMPBELL, ESQ.

James. R. BUNBURY, ESQ.

Sir. J. J. BURGOYNE

Hugh MONTGOMERY, ESQ.

Robert POWER, ESQ.

William RICHARDSON, ESQ.

G. R. GOLDING, ESQ.


 

The following were put to their trials:

TRACEY &

FINLAY &

ARMSTRONG

Peter

Thomas

James

for picking the pocket of MR. FERIS- not guilty, discharged

MONTGOMERY

Charles

for the murder of PAT. McKINNA - not guilty, discharged

MOORE

Hugh

for an assault on J. McCONNELL, and being in company with CHAS. MONTGOMERY, on the night of McKINNA’s murder - not guilty, discharged

FORBES &

CLEMENTS

Hanna

Mary

charged as vagrants - Discharged by Proclamation

McGUIRE

Charles

obtaining money by pretences - bail to appear at Sessions

McQUADE

Michael

for robbing DENNIS McMICHAEL of a silk handkerchief and hat - bail to appear at Sessions

Mc?O?D

George

for passing forged notes - Not Guilty - Discharged

SPRAT

Margaret

for having stolen goods in her possession - Discharged by Proclamation

McTEAGUE

George

for stealing a linen shirt - Bail to appear at Sessions

McDONAGH

John

for stealing wearing apparel - Guilty - To be transported 7 years

HAMILL

Patrick

for assisting in stealing buttons - discharged by proclamation

BLACK

Bernard

for burglary - to be transported 7 years

McELROY

Thomas

for stealing a lock - Not Guilty. - discharged

CURRIN

Isabella

charged with murdering her infant child - discharged by proclamation

KERR

Rosanna

for being a Vagrant - discharged by proclamation

SIMPSON

William

for a Rape - discharged by proclamation

ARMSTRONG &

ARMSTRONG

George

Elizabeth

and, having stolen goods in their possession - to appear at Sessions

GOWDY

John

was indicted for an assault, with an intent to commit a rape, upon ANN MANISS, an infant between five and 7 years of age

[Lengthy details of trial are reported]

After a most impartial charge from the learned Judge, the prisoner was found Guilty

He was sentenced to 12 months imprisonment and to be kept at hard labour

McGORRY

Thomas

for an assault - Discharged by proclamation

CROSS

Thomas

coining base tokens - Guilty - 10 months confinement

DONNELLY otherwise QUIN

James

cow stealing - trial put off until next assizes

LUCUS &

TEAGUE

Robert

John

Horse stealing - left under rule of bail to appear at next assizes

CHARLETON

Samuel

charged with perjury, in accounting affidavits for road making - Guilty - but on an arrest of judgement, discharged

 

32 persons connected with illicit distillation - To be imprisoned one month each or pay a fine of 2

 

The same Assizes were reported in the

BELFAST COMMERCIAL CHRONICLE August 3 1825

OMAGH ASSIZES

Justice Burton charged the jury at considerable length, on the Criminal Law, after which the following persons were put on their trials:-

McDONAGH

John

for stealing a quantity of wearing apparel, Guilty, to be transported 7 years

BLACK

Bernard

for burglary and larceny in the house of MARY PATRICK, in Creeve-Hill, the 19th March last. Guilty, to be transported for 7 years

GOUDY

James

for an assault, with intent to commit a rape, on the body of ANNE MENICE, a child 7 years old, at Carnteel, in November last. Guilty; to be imprisoned 12 months, and kept to hard labour

CROSS

Thomas

for coining bank tokens, Guilty; to be imprisoned 10 months

MONTGOMERY &

CROOKS

Charles

John

indicted for the wilful murder of PATRICK McKENNA, on the night of the 28th March, near Ballygawley. The evidence for the prosecution was inconsistent. The Judge charged at considerable length, and the Jury, after a short deliberation, acquitted the prisoner

CHARLETON

Samuel

was convicted of perjury, committed in swearing a false accounting affidavit for a bridge; but judgement was arrested on an informality in the indictment

 

There were 33 prisoners convicted for offences against Excise laws.




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