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Dungannon Quarter Sessions, October 1847


Dungannon Quarter Sessions, October 1847
Extracted from the Tyrone Constitution, October 22 1847

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



DUNGANNON QUARTER SESSIONS

These sessions commenced on the 9th instant, before the Worshipful RICHARD NUN, ESQ., Q.C., Assistant Barrister, and terminated on Saturday last, the 17th instant. The civil bill business was unusually heavy, there being two thousand entries, besides twenty ejectments, two legacy cases, and six appeals.

The crown business, which was considerable, commences on the 13th, when the following grand jury were sworn: –

George Evans STUART, Esq., Foreman

John Kinley TENER, Esqr.

Thomas H. HARPUR, Esqr.

James BROWN, Esqr.

George WILCOX, Esqr.

John Falls, ESQR.

Richard PIKE, Esqr.

Robert W. NEWTON, Esqr.

William HOLMES, Esqr.

William H. NEWTON, Esqr.

Irwin Moore HAMILTON, Esq.

James YOUNG, Esqr.

William MEGAW, Esqr.

John Maxwell McAVOY, Esqr.

Galbraith JOHNSTON, Esqr.

George SLEVIN, Esqr.

Thos. Francis HAWKINS, Esq.

Thomas ADAIR, Esqr.

James WOODS, Esqr.

Thomas KINLEY, Esqr.

Henry SPEER, Esqr.

Jonathan PEEBLES, Esqr.

Joseph BARCROFT, Esqr.




The following is the rule of the court: -

Joseph BRANNIGAN

Submitted an indictment for larceny – to be imprisoned two calendar months, with hard labour, and twice privately whipped

Alley FEARON

Larceny – to be imprisoned six weeks

John KELLY

Submitted to an indictment for larceny – to be imprisoned six weeks and be kept to hard labour

Nancy McMAHON

Larcency – to be imprisoned one week

Samuel BURNSIDE

Stealing a cow – to be transported for ten years

Elizabeth McELVENNA

Larceny – to be imprisoned for six weeks and kept to hard labour

Elizabeth MURPHY

Larceny – imprisoned one fortnight

John MONAGHAN

Assault – fined 2

Joseph McKENNY

Assault – submitted, fined 6 pence

Edward DEVLIN

Assault with intent to violate the person, imprisoned six months with hard labour

Patrick CASSIDY

Hugh CASSIDY

Shibby CASSIDY

Rescue – submitted – fined 15 shillings, or in default to be imprisoned one month

Margaret ALLEN

Breaking into dwelling-house with intent to steal – imprisoned six calendar months

Hugh McMAHON

Larceny – submitted – to be imprisoned two calendar months

Henry KELLY

Larceny from person – to be transported for seven years

William JOHNSTON

Margaret JOHNSTON

Rescue and assault – fined 1, or in default to be imprisoned one month

Peter MULGREW

Hugh O’NEILL

Assault – Mulgrew to pay 15 shillings – O’Neill fined 6 pence

Mary McKIGNEY

Larceny – to be imprisoned six weeks and kept to hard labour

John DEVLIN

Assault – submitted – fined 1

John MORGAN

Bridget MORGAN

Assault – submitted – fined 10s

James WEANEY

Owen McVEAGH

Pat. McVEAGH

Henry McVEAGH

Rescue – submitted – fined 6 pence each

John CAMPBELL

Thomas CAMPBELL

Rescue and assault – submitted – fined 6 pence each

Patrick DEVLIN

Rescue – submitted – to be imprisoned one month

Mary FULLON

Having willingly and maliciously set on fire the house of ALICIA WOODS, in the townland of Corr Derrybuoy, on the 22nd September last – to appear for trial next assizes

John MAGUIRE

Sarah JOHNSTON, alias MAGUIRE

Obtaining goods under false pretences – traversed in prox until next sessions

The following persons appeared in custody and were discharged by proclamation: - James McKEOWN, John WALSH, Edward McGLONE, David LANNON, Charles O’NEILL, Mary McCUSKER and Thomas FORBES



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