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Tyrone Assizes, Omagh - March 1827


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Tyrone Assizes, Omagh - March 1827
Extracted from the STRABANE MORNING POST

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


Tuesday, March 27, 1827

COUNTY OF TYRONE ASSIZES

The Assizes for this county commenced at Omagh on Tuesday last. The Hon. Justice JOHNSTON, in the Crown Court, and the Hon. Baron McCLELLAND in the Record Court. The following Gentlemen were sworn on the Grand Jury:

John C. MOUTRAY, Esq. Foreman

John D. ECCLES, ESQ.

Colonel MONTGOMERY,

William VERNER, ESQ.

Jones CRAWFORD, ESQ.

Hon. JAMES KNOX

Samuel GALBRAITH, ESQ.

Sir J. M. STRONG, BART.

Mervyn STEWART, ESQ.

Hon. A. G. STEWART

Alexander McCAUSLAND, ESQ.

R. W. LOWRY, ESQ.

Alexander CAMPBELL, ESQ.

James CAULFIELD, ESQ.

W. S. RICHARDSON, ESQ.

James LOWRY, ESQ.

J. Y. BURGESS, ESQ.

W. D’ARCY IRVINE, ESQ.

H. GORE EDWARDS, ESQ.

Sir R. FERGUSON, BART.

Hugh LYLE, ESQ.

Samuel VESEY, ESQ.

Sir J. J. BURGOYNE, KNT.

Sir Hugh STEWART, BART. High Sheriff

James WILSON, ESQ. Sub Sheriff


The following Prisoners were put on trial:

McGARRITY

John

For stealing a coat, - Guilty, to be transported 7 years

LITTLEFIELD

John

For stealing wearing apparel, - Guilty, to be transported 7 years

McCOLLAM

Charles

For stealing a cow, Guilty, to be transported 7 years

JOHNSTON

Alexander

For stealing Bank-notes, Guilty, to be transported 7 years

KELLY

John

For stealing a quantity of silver coin - Guilty, to be transported 7 years

McANANY

McGRATH

Patrick

Samuel

For Burglary - Guilty, Sentence of Death recorded

McGONIGAL

Thomas

Highway robbery - Sentence of Death recorded

McCRODDEN

Bernard

For stealing yarn - To be transported 7 years

REED

John

For uttering forged Bank notes, - To be transported 7 years

HEMPTON

Samuel

Uttering counterfeit one shilling pieces - Guilty, to be imprisoned 6 months

ATCHISON

Rebecca

Larceny - To be imprisoned 6 months

KERR

John

For fraudently obtaining a pension from Commissioners of Chelsea Hospital - Submitted. Imprisoned 3 months

McGRATH

McLOUGHLIN

DONNELLY

GALLAGHER

James

John

James

Felix

for the murder of THOMAS McKINLEY, at Dromore, -- Trial postponed at suit of the Crown, -- To give security to appear at next Assizes

McMANUS

Edward

for the murder of ALEXANDER McCAWLEY, - Trial postponed at the suit of the Crown, To remain in custody till next assizes

 

Thirty persons were convicted of practices connected with illicit distillation, - 14 sentenced to pay a fine of 2 or be imprisoned for 2 months, and 16 to pay a fine of two pounds and be imprisoned one month

ROBERT A. KINNEER and JAMES DONNELLY, Indicted for having forged and counterfeited certain documents, by which he, the said JAMES DONNELLY, obtained a pension from the Lords Commissioners of Chelsea Hospital, on pretence of being disabled in the Strule Yeomanry, by having lost his eye sight from the flash of a pan at a General Inspection at Omagh [A lengthy report of the trial is printed in full]

The prisoners were both found guilty, and after a long and impressive lecture from the Hon. BARON McCLELLAND, received the following sentence: ROBERT ALEXANDER KINNEER, to be imprisoned for two years and six months, he having submitted in the same charge with JOHN KERR, for a similar offence, and JAMES DONNELLY to be imprisoned for one year.


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