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Dungannon Quarter Sessions, October 1845


Dungannon Quarter Sessions, October 1845
Extracted from the Armagh Guardian October 21 1845

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



DUNGANNON QUARTER SESSIONS

These Sessions were opened by RICHARD NUN, Esq., Q.C., the Assistant Barrister, on Thursday, the 9th instant, at 12 o’clock. There were 605 civil bills, scarcely one half the usual number.

 

The civil business terminated at three o’clock on Tuesday.

 

Wednesday, Oct. 15 – This day, at 10 o’clock, his worship entered the court, and very briefly addressed the jury, deploring the heavy state of the calendar. He said that, although meeting once in the three months, there were 62 cases for trial, 14 of which were custody cases: He requested them to use dispatch with the bills, and he would have petty juries empanelled to try the cases.

 

ROBBERY: JAMES GALLOWAY was found guilty of stealing money and wearing apparel from THOMAS HOLLY, at Drumgirl, on the 2nd December last.

 

PICKING POCKETS: THOMAS KELLY found guilty of picking the pocket of HENRY O’NEILL, at the fair of Ballygawley, on 12th September, of 1.7s. 5d.

 

PATRICK HILLOCK, robbery – Guilty

 

ROBERT CONNELLY, stealing a bridle, submitted

 

ROBERT MAULEVER, having a stolen pig in his possession – Not guilty

 

JANE WILSON, pawning sundry articles of waering apperal – guilty- three months hard labour

 

JOSEPH DEVLIN, violent assault – submitted – to be imprisoned for twelve months – every other month hard labour, and to give security to keep the peace.

 

PARTY ASSAULT. THOMAS MATHEWS, JAMES MULLIGAN, MICHAEL and MARY JANE MULLIGAN and SALLY HAGAN (Roman Catholics) for riot and assault at Orator fair, and in Cookstown, in July last. The case occupied the court from an early hour in the morning, and did not terminate until half-past eleven at night, when the jury found THOMAS MATHEWS and MICHAEL MULLIGAN guilty of riot and assault, and JAMES and MARY JANE MULLIGAN, and SALLY HAGAN, guilty of common assault.

 

There was a cross case, in which WM. CRAWFORD and JOHN WEIR (Protestants) were indicted for assaulting JAMES MULLIGAN. CRAWFORD guilty of an aggravated assault – WEIR, of common assault.

The solicitors of the Protestant party were HUGH SIMPSON, COURTENAY NEWTON and JOHN COLLINS, (of Belfast – special), Esqrs.

For the Roman Catholic party, JOHN LITTLE, ROBERT FALLS, and A. J. NEWTON, Esqrs.

 

Theses were the only cases of importance.




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