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Tyrone Assizes, Omagh - March 1835


Tyrone Assizes, Omagh - March 1835
Extracted from the STRABANE MORNING POST

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



Tuesday, March 17 1835

TYRONE ASSIZES HELD AT OMAGH, March 1835

On Saturday last, about half past three o’clock, CHIEF BARON JOY arrived in Omagh, and shortly after took his seat in the Crown Court, when the Grand Jury were again sworn for the discharge of the Criminal Business.

His Lordship briefly addressed the Grand Jury, congratulating them on the lightness of Calendar, and on the peaceable state of the County, particularly when compared with the state of the South of Ireland; and concluded with some few observations which were not audible to us at that part of the house where we were situated

The Court was occupied in fiating Presentments during the remainder of the day.

Monday: The Court having been opened at 9 o’clock, the following prisoners were put forward, viz:

BRADLEY

BRADLEY

BRADLEY

LAFFERTY

STEPHENSON

SCOTT

BRADLEY

Patrick

Bernard

Mary

J.

James

Robert

Hugh


Indicted for a Riot; not guilty

WOODS

WOODS

Patrick

David

For riot and assaulting JAMES HILL, and inflicting on him grievous bodily harm. After a trial of several hours the jury returned a verdict of Not Guilty

CUNNINGHAM

Robert

A boy of 16 years of age, for breaking the window of MR JOHN COOK of Strabane, and stealing therefrom a silver watch - Guilty and sentenced to 3 months imprisonment

O’NEILL

James

For shop-lifting, Guilty - to be transported for 7 years

McMULLEN

Peter

For having on the 13th February 1834, with others, attacked the house of HUGH SCOTT of Knockally, and taking therefrom a Gun, Bayonet, Spear, &c. – Guilty; to be transported 7 years

BOYD

John

For breaking the window of MR JOHN COOK, of Strabane, and taking therefrom a Silver Watch, guilty --- to be imprisoned 6 calendar months, and kept to hard labour


Tuesday, March 24, 1835 (Continued from our last)

DOHERTY

Thomas

For the rape on the person of ELEANOR CONOLLY, in a mountain near Strabane, on 2nd February last - Guilty; sentence of death recorded

DOHERTY

James

For an assault on a policeman - to be imprisoned six months, and kept to hard labour

MULRINE

MULRINE

MULRINE

William

Jane

Anne


For an assault. Two first imprisoned for six months - ANNE for three months

JOHNSTON

Mary

For picking pockets at Strabane. To be imprisoned on the 24th inst.

DOYLE

Francis

For horse-stealing at Omagh - Transported for life

LUCUS

Jane

For having a stolen heifer in her possession - Transported for life

NELSON

NELSON

Samuel

James


For sheep stealing - to be transported for life

CUNNINGHAM

Robert

For breaking the window of MR COOKE, of Strabane, and stealing therefrom a watch, on the night of 2nd February last; imprisoned for three months

McGARTLIN

James

For stealing a hat and other articles. Transported for seven years

O’NEILL

James

For stealing out of the shop of MISS COOKE, of Omagh, several articles, on the night of the 20th January last; Transported seven years

BOYD

John

For breaking the window of MR COOKE, of Strabane, and stealing therefrom a watch, on the night of the 21st October last; Imprisoned six months

McMULLEN

Patrick

For having, on the night of the 13th February last, with several others, attacked the house of HUGH SCOTT, of Knocknacloy, and taken therefrom a gun; to be transported seven years

MILLER

Anne

For having stolen goods in her possession; Imprisoned six months

WALSH

McGUINNIS

Henry

Thomas


For waylaying and beating THOMAS CLANCEY, at Benburb, on 2nd Feb. last. Each imprisoned twelve months

KEENAN

Patrick

For a rape on the body of BETTY MURRAY, at Mullaghmoyle, on 13th August last; Judgement of death recorded

HEFFERNAN

William

For a violent assault on ANDREW DUNN, at Strabane, on 27th November last; Imprisoned one year from 28th Nov. Last

FARRELL

Bernard

For same, to be imprisoned one year from present assizes

DONAGHEY

Michael

For an assault on ISABELLA HANNA, with intent to commit a rape, at Erginagh, on 15th October; Imprisoned for two months

KIRK

COLLINS

Anne

Bess


For robbing DENNIS MORRIS, of a watch, at Strabane, on 10th of March, instant; To be each transported 7 years

FARLEY

STARRIS

SMITH

CORRY

McKENNA

Hugh

Thomas

William

Neal

John


For an assault on JAMES JOHNSTON, of Killybrack, near Dromore, on the 2nd February and also for a riot. To be each imprisoned for one year, and kept to hard labour

HOUSTON

James

For forging a Crane-master’s Ticket; Imprisoned for three months

 

Several cases were postponed till next assizes


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