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Tyrone Assizes, Omagh, March 1817


Tyrone Assizes, Omagh, March 1817
Extracted from the Belfast Commercial Chronicle, April 14 1817

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



COUNTY OF TYRONE ASSIZES

The Assizes of this County commenced at Omagh on Saturday, the 22nd March; the Hon. SERJEANT JOHNSTON in the Crown Court, and the Hon. MR. JUSTICE FLETCHER in the Record Court. After the Grand Jury were sworn in, which consisted of the following Gentleman –

Honourable SIR JOHN STEWART, BART.

JAMES STEWART

HON. ANDREW STEWART

JOHN C. MURRAY, Esqr.

GEORGE PERRY, Esqr.

CLAUDIUS COLE HAMILTON, Esqr.

R. W. LOWRY, Esqr.

JAMES LOWRY, Esqr.

W. L. CONINGHAM, Esqr.

Sir J. J. BURGOYNE, Knt.

JAMES SINCLAIR, Esqr.

JONES CRAWFORD, Esqr.

JOHN McCAUSLIN, Esqr.

ARTHUR L. GALBRAITH, Esqr.

THOMAS VERNER, Esqr.

JAMES CAULFIELD, Esqr.

JOHN LINDSAY, Esqr.

GEO. LENDRUM, Esqr.

HUGH LILE, Esqr.

SAMUEL McCLINTOCK, Esqr.

M. MURRAY, Esqr.

G. R. GOLDING, Esqr.

ANDREW FERGUSON, Esqr.




The Court proceesed to the trial of the following persons:

HUGH HAUGHEY

charged with stealing a shirt from MR. BEST, at the fair of Caledon – to be transported for seven years

McFARLAND EWING

for picking the pocket of JAMES McGRINDEN, in the market of Strabane, of 30 shillings – to be transported for seven years

JAMES CAMPBELL

JOHN BROWN

C. RAUTH [RUTH]

A. CAMPBELL

A. ALEXANDER

J. BAILY

J. MOODY

R. MOODY

J. BAILEY

A. DUNN

A. McFARLAN

J. DUNN

charged with the murder of JOHN DIVINE, of Dunnemana, on the 27th of August last – trial postponed till next assizes; admitted to bail

J. LEE

T. CAMISH

J. GALWAY

charged with assaulting C. CAMPBELL, at Stewartstown – trial postponed

HUGH CARRING

charged with cow stealing – not guilty; to give security for good behaviour

FRANCIS McGURK

charged with the murder of MARGARET McDONNELL – guilty of manslaughter; to be imprisoned 12 months

PATRICK McCABE

for stealing spirits from Messrs. FALLS and McKENZIE, of Dungannon – to give security for good behaviour

MICHAEL DUFFY

for robbing SIR J. GALBRAITH of a quantity of bank notes – to be transported for seven years

THOMAS QUIN

for cow stealing – to be transported for seven years

CHARLES McLAUGHLIN

for preventing barley from going to the distillery of A. McINTIRE, of Derg-Bridge – to be imprisoned for six months

BERNARD McSHAIN

J. McCAUGHEY

for burglary and robbery, at Dungannon – to be imprisoned six months

JOHN DIVINE

for assaulting NEAL GILMER, a revenue officer – to be imprisoned six months

JEREMIAH SMYTH

for resisting the Sheriff in the execution of his duty – trial postponed till next Sessions; admitted to bail

P. CORR

for stealing a pocket-book at Dungannon – to be imprisoned six months

J. JOHNSTON

J. FORSYTH

for having forged notes in their possession, at Strabane – to be transported for 14 years

SAMUEL WARNOCK

for sheep stealing – trial postponed till next Assizes

J. McCRORY

TEADY DONNELLY

for stealing sheep, the property of MAJOR VERNER – not guilty

MARY BOYLE

for concealing the birth of an infant child at Strabane – discharged

BERNARD McGRATY

for robbing Serjeant-MAJOR LAMBERT, of the 44 th regiment, of 50, and upwards, at Ballyfattan near Strabane – not guilty

JAMES McDONNELL

for stealing a cow – to be imprisoned six months

JOHN BARDSLEY

for stealing a web out of the house of DANIEL WAUCHOB, of Strabane – to be transported for seven years

EDWARD O’NEILL

for firing a pistol at THOMAS McPHIDEMY [McPHILEMY], with intent to kill him – postponed till next Assizes




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