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Tyrone Assizes, Omagh, March 1834


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Tyrone Assizes, Omagh, March 1834

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



Extracted from the STRABANE MORNING POST

Tuesday, March 18, 1834

OMAGH ASSIZES HELD AT OMAGH, TUESDAY, MARCH 11 1834

Baron PENNEFATHER entered the Crown Court at nine o’clock, when the following Grand Jury was sworn:

LORD VISCOUNT CORRY, Foreman

James C. MOUTRAY ESQ.

Samuel GALBRAITH, ESQ.

Colonel VERNER, M. P.

Samuel VESEY, ESQ.

A. W. C. HAMILTON, ESQ.

R. W. MAXWELL, ESQ.

Sir R. FERGUSON, M. P.

A. McCAUSLAND, ESQ

Hon. A. G. STEWART

James LENDRUM, ESQ.

R. W. LOWRY, ESQ.

Major CRAWFORD

John LINDSAY, ESQ.

Thomas R. BROWN, ESQ.

W. L. CONYGHAM, ESQ.

W. D’ARCY, ESQ.

Lieut. Col. MONTGOMERY

John G. STRONG, ESQ.

E. H. CAULFIELD, ESQ.

Henry L. PRENTICE, ESQ.

W. S. RICHARDSON, ESQ.

John HUMPHRIES, ESQ.

Robert M. MOORE, ESQ. High-Sheriff

David WHITE, ESQ. Sub-Sheriff


HACKITT

GUBBY

Patrick

Michael

The first trial was that of and, for burglary and robbery in the house of ISABELLA NICHOLSON, (a respectable Quaker lady), near Dungannon, in June, 1832. [Full details of the trial are reported, but too lengthy to report here]

The Jury acquitted the prisoners

ALLEN

James

A surgeon, of Fivemiletown, was indicted for administering unlawful medicine to MARY MAGUIRE, for the purpose of procuring abortion. The details of the trial are unfit for publication. The prisoner was acquitted, and the Court adjourned at seven o’clock



WEDNESDAY, March 12

Baron PENNEFATHER entered the Court soon after nine o’clock

GLACKIN

Hugh

Was indicted for feloniously and burglariously breaking open and entering the dwelling-house of one ROBERT PENTLAND, at Aughavad, on the night of the 25th March last, and taking thereout 4 3s 6d in money, forty-eight spangles of yarn, and various other articles.

The trial lasted from the morning until three o’clock, when the jury found a verdict of guilty, but recommended him to mercy.

The Learned Baron concurred in the finding. He said he would attend to the recommendation but could hold out no other hope than that his life would be spared. He would, however, be transported for life. Sentence of death was then recorded

FARREN

Dennis

A pensioner, for forging a Magistrate’s name to an affidavit. It did not appear that the forgery was done with any fraudulent intent, and he was acquitted.

McCARROLL

McCARROLL

McCARROLL

RICH

Owen

Hugh

John

Thomas

For assaulting EDWARD McELROY, so as to endanger his life. On a Second count, for a common assault - Guilty of the common assault

LAMB

Jane

For having a stolen handkerchief in her possession, at Dungannon - Not Guilty

KILAN

Daniel

For being one of a party who assaulted JOHN FRAZER, on the high road at Dungannon, on 17th January last, and robbed him of his coat, hat, shoes, &c. The case was clearly proved. Prosecutor had got the articles taken from him in the prawnbroker’s – Guilty; Sentence of Death recorded



The Court adjourned at half-past six o’clock

THURSDAY, MARCH 13

Court opened at nine o’clock

BEATY

BEATY

Alexander

James

For an assault on CHARLES AND ELIZABETH LEE - Not guilty

COULTER

MURPHY

Oliver

Andrew

For a riot and assault on ANDREW HACKETT, on the 20th August last - Guilty of assault

McGRADY

FOX

LANAGHAN

George

Daniel

Patrick

Charged with having entered the house of HUGH SCOTT, at Knocklacloy, near Benburb, on the night of the 13th February last, and having taken there from a gun, a sword, and other articles - Several witnesses were produced; the evidence was conclusive, and the prisoners were found guilty, and sentenced to be transported 14 years


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