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Tyrone Assizes, Omagh, July 1826


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Tyrone Assizes, Omagh, July 1826
Extracted from the STRABANE MORNING POST, Tuesday, July 25, 1826

Transcribed, compiled and submitted by Len Swindley, Melbourne, Australia
len_swindley[at]hotmail.com



On Friday last, the Assizes for this County commenced at Omagh - The Hon. Justice BURTON, in the Crown Court - The Hon. Justice JEBB, in the Record Court. The following Gentlemen were sworn on the Grand Jury:


Sir Hugh STEWART, Bart. Foreman


Lord Viscount CORRY

Hugh MONTGOMERY, Esq.


J. C. MOUTRAY, Esq.


Jones CRAWFORD, Esq.


John D. ECCLES, Esq.


James SINCLAIR, Esq.


William VERNOR, Esq.


Samuel GALBRAITH, Esq.


Sir J. STRONG, Bart.


M. STEWART, Esq.


W. L. CUNNINGHAM, Esq.


A. McCAUSLAND, Esq.


R. W. LOWRY, Esq.


A. CAMPBELL, Esq.


J. B. RICHARDSON, Esq.


W. S. RICHARDSON, Esq.


James LOWRY, Esq.


Hugh LYLE, Esq.


W. D. IRVINE, Esq.


Sir J. J. BURGOYNE, Bart.


Sir R. FERGUSON, Bart.


W. ALEXANDER, Esq.





The following prisoners were put to their trial:


HEALY Anne

For stealing wearing apparel the property of ROBERT HALL. - Guilty, to be imprisoned 2 years, and kept to hard labour


KERR Catharine

For stealing linen yarn - Guilty, to be imprisoned ten months, and kept to hard labour


ARMSTRONG James, otherwise Thos.

For picking pockets - Guilty, to be imprisoned 12 months, and kept to hard labour


McDOWEL John

For an assault on PETER McGLINCHY, and wounding him with a gun-shot at Castlederg - Not guilty; Discharged


McGLINCHY Peter

Indicted for rioting at Castlederg, and assault on JOHN McDOWEL, Police Constable - Guilty; imprisoned one week


McGOLRICK Edward

For like offence, imprisoned two months


MENIESE James

MORRIS Michael

McGRATH James

McCORMICK Phill.

MORRIS Peter

McBRINE Charles


For same riot and assault - Guilty; to be imprisoned one month each





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