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Tyrone Assizes, Omagh, August 1829


Tyrone Assizes, Omagh, August 1829
Extracted from the STRABANE MORNING POST

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



Tuesday, August 25, 1829

OMAGH ASSIZES



McVEY

Daniel

Indicted for that he with others riotously assembled at Coal Island, and did then and there prevent the loading of a boat with a quantity of potatoes. The HON. BARON PENNYFATHER, before whom he was tried, read the Act of Parliament, and explained it to the full extent, showing that the indictment under which the prisoner was given in charge, was capital, and if found guilty, he should forfeit his life. After a long explanation, the Jury retired, and in a few minutes returned a verdict of guilty, at the same time recommending the prisoner to mercy, as they were of opinion, that he, with the others connected in the commission of the offence, were not aware of the penalties of the law on such occasions, and it being the first offence of the kind ever tried in Omagh. The Judge received the recommendation, and sentence of death was recorded against the prisoner. His Lordship stated that he would communicate with Government; but at the same time the prisoner need not expect anything less than transportation for life

LAUGHLIN

Andrew

For an assault, with intent to commit a rape on the body of a female, under 12 years of age, guilty - to be imprisoned three years and kept to hard labour

FELON

Edward

For cow stealing, guilty

GRAY

McQUAID

NEAL

Hugh

John

Henry


Burglary, not guilty

MELVIN

McCAVILL

WATSON

FENTON

SHARKEY

PORTER

John

Robert

Robert

George

Edward

Robert


For a riot at Strabane, on the 13th of July last. - Trial postponed, admitted to bail to appear at the next general gaol delivery

McALNION

REED

WILLIAMSON

John

Thomas

Hugh


indicted for the murder of JOHN O’NEILL, at Glenaw, on the 13th July last, not guilty - discharged

PURVIS

PURVIS

ORR

LAPSLEY

PURVIS

FARRELL

ARBUTHNOT

McKEOWN

McKEOWN

BRADLY

McNELLY

MORGAN

MULHOLAND

McCONNELL

HILLAND

CARR

Henry

Ambrose

William

Hugh

Selis

John

James

Charles

John

James

Philip

James

Henry

Patrick

Patrick

John


for a riot at Glenow, on the 13th July last, trial postponed to next assizes - prisoners admitted to bail

CULLION

Charles

For murder at Glenow, on the 13th of July last, trial postponed, prisoner to remain in custody to next assizes

REANY

BEIGHAN

KERNIGHAN

GILLESPEY

John

William

James

George


Indicted for the murder of OWEN McCARILL, at Augher, on the 12th May last, not guilty - discharged

GORMONE

Patrick

For the murder of his wife - trial postponed to next assizes

KEARNEY

James

Indicted and tried at last assizes, before BARON McCLELLAND, for a burglary committed in the house of LEWIS DAVIS, at Ballygawley. The prisoner was accordingly brought up for judgement at the present assizes, and sentence of death recorded against him



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