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Tyrone Assizes, Omagh March 1822


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Tyrone Assizes, Omagh March 1822
Extracted from the BELFAST COMMERCIAL CHRONICLE March 30, 1822

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


On Wednesday last, the HON. BARON McCLELLAND and the HON. JUSTICE FLETCHER, arrived at Omagh. Justice Fletcher opened the Commission in the Crown Court. The following Gentlemen were sworn on the Grand Jury: -

William STEWART, Esq., Foreman

Hon. Sir J. STEWART, Bart.

John Curry MOUTRAY. Esq.

C. C. HAMILTON, Esq.

Hon A. G. STEWART, Esq.

John D. ECCLES, Esq.

William VERNOR, Esq.

James CAULFIELD, Esq.

R. W. MAXWELL, Esq.

W. L. CUNNINGHAM, Esq.

John LINDSAY, Esq.

Robert BATESON, Esq.

Wm. D’Arcy IRVINE, Esq.

Jones CRAWFORD, Esq.

Samuel GALBRAITH, Esq.

William RICHARDSON, Esq.

William Pitt KENNEDY, Esq.

William MURRAY, Esq.

G. R. GOULDING, Esq.

Sir J. BURGOYNE, Knt.

Thomas CORNE, Esq.

William BROWNE, Esq.

Joseph GREER, Esq.




The Court then proceeded to the trial of the undernamed persons:

Arthur McBRINE

J. McGIRR

C. DONNELLY

J. McBRINE

For the murder of JAMES TRIMBLE at Clogher – guilty of manslaughter. To be imprisoned 12 months each, and burned in the hand

Pat. MEENAN

For same offence, to be imprisoned one month

R. RICE

R. RODGERS

For picking pockets – transported 7 years each

R. CUNNINGHAM

For larceny – to be imprisoned 4 months

J. SHERRY

J. McQUAID

W. ROGAN

P. GALONEY

J. CUMMINS

Fanny McCORMICK

Anne ROSS

Catharine ROGAN

For receiving stolen goods – imprisoned 3 months each

H. McDERMOTT

For robbing the house of the EARL OF BLESSINGTON – to be transported 7 years

W. HUTTON

A. WALSH

J. MASON

J. WOLVERTON

A. DONNELLY

For the robbery of a bleach green near this town [Strabane] – to be transported 7 years

W. GIBSON

F. GIBSON

J. RICHEY

J. REA

F. WALKER

J. CUNNINGHAM

M. SHORT

J. HAMILTON

For the murder of M. McBRINE, at Dromore – to remain in custody till next Assizes


Twenty-six persons were convicted of illicit distillation and sentences from one to three months’ imprisonment or to pay a fine of 5 to the King – Strabane Morning Post





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