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Donegal Assizes, Lifford, Co. Donegal, March 1825

Extracted from the STRABANE MORNING POST, Tuesday, March 22 1825
Transcribed, Compiled and Submitted by
Len Swindley, Melbourne, Australia
len_swindley[at]hotmail.com
Old Court House, The Diamond, Lifford, Co Donegal

 

DONEGAL ASSIZES HELD AT LIFFORD MARCH 17 1825

On Thursday, at ten o’clock, Mr. Baron McCLELLAND proceeded to the Court-House, at Lifford, when the Commission having been read, the following Gentlemen were sworn on the Grand Jury:

E. M. CONNOLLY, Esq., Foreman

James STEWART, Esq.

Francis MANSFIELD, Esq.

Thomas BROOKE, Esq.

A. FERGUSON, Esq.

Andrew KNOX, Esq.

R. W. NESBITT, Esq.

Sir Jas. GALBRAITH, Bart.

Daniel CHAMBERS, Esq.

R. MONTGOMERY, Esq.

John CHAMBERS, Esq.

John HAMILTON, Esq.

Sir J. J. BURGOYNE, Knt.

John HARVEY, Esq.

John COCHRAN, Esq.

George YOUNG, Esq.

Robert YOUNG, Esq.

Wm. STEWART, Esq.

W. BABINGTON, Esq.

Robert BATESON, Esq.

James JOHNSTON, Esq.

H. IRVINE, Esq.

John FREDERICK, Esq.

 


 

The Court proceeded with the following cases:

McGINTY

Daniel

Indicted under Lord Elenborough’s Act, for stabbing with intent to kill JOHN WILSON of Raphoe [full details of the trial were reported, but very lengthy] The Jury brought in their verdict of Guilty - the warrant directs him to be executed on Friday, the 8th of April

McDAID

Collomb

For cow-stealing - not guilty

McBRIDE

A.

For horse-stealing - not guilty

McCOLLUMB

C.

For cow-stealing - not guilty

HASLETT

Archibald

For cow-stealing - to be transported seven years

LOUGHRY

J.

For writing threatening letters - not guilty

SHIELS

M.

For horse-stealing - not guilty

WARDE

O.

For having forged notes in his possession - discharged, to appear at next assizes

COYLE

Catherine

For breaking windows - to remain in custody

TOBIN

William

For shooting at …………? KELLY with intent to kill or maim him - to appear next assizes

McCARRON

J.

For horse stealing - not guilty

FREEL

M.

For cow stealing - to appear next assizes

PORTER

PORTER

REED

LYNCH

G. &

A. &

J. &

T.

For taking forcible possession and a riot - to be imprisoned 9 months

DENNY

SMITH

W. A. &

James

For an assault and riot - not guilty

MURPHY

William

For an assault - not guilty

 

Ten persons, indicted for various offences, were discharged by proclamation.

Seventy-four persons were found guilty for offences connected with illicit distillation.