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Dungannon Petty Sessions, February 1846


Dungannon Petty Sessions, February 1846
Extracted from the Tyrone Constitution, February 6, 1846

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



DUNGANNON PETTY SESSIONS

FEBRUARY 2. – Magistrates, R. WRAY and THOMAS GREER, Esq. No petty sessions being held since this day month, in consequence of the Quarter Sessions intervening, an immense of number of cases were on the books, and the court sat from 11 o’clock, A.M., till 6 P.M. The following are the only cases worthy of notice: –

EXCISE CASE. – JOHN LOWRY, of Dungannon, summoned by the Excise for having 125lbs. of paper in his possession which had not paid the Queen’s duty, namely 1d. per 1b., and 5 per cent on the amount. – MR. LANDRETH, Supervisor, and MR. BAYNHAM, Excise officer and others, were examined on behalf of the Crown. MR. DAVISON, of Moy, Attorney, was on the part of the Excise, and MR. NEWTON, of Dungannon, appeared on the part of Mr. Lowry. He confined his defence to the cross-examination of the witnesses produced on behalf of the Crown, to calling the attention of the court to the different points which he had made in favour of his client, during his cross-examination of the witnesses for the prosecution, and to the law as laid down in similar cases, quoting several authorities. The case was dismissed. The Excise gave notice of their intention to appeal.

 

JOHN ROGERS

EDWARD ROGERS

PATRICK ROGERS

CATHERINE ROGERS

MARY ROGERS

For assaulting MICHAEL NUGENT, a bailiff, and rescuing Catherine from him – held to bail for next for Quarter Sessions of Dungannon

JAMES DILWORTH

On complaint of MARY SLAINE, for forcible possession – held to bail for next Quarter Sessions of Dungannon

WILLIAM STEPHENSON

Having an unregistered pistol in his possession – fined 2s. 6d. and the pistol forfeited, on complaint of SERGEANT CORR, of the police

MARY ANNE HACKETT

The mother of a young girl, committed to Omagh gaol, from last Quarter Sessions, for picking pockets, committed until she finds bail, for threatening and abusing a policeman named LEECH, who had arrested her daughter

JOHN EDMONSON

Fined 5s. for being concerned and assisting in lighting a tar barrel in Scotch Street, on the night of Thursday last, on complaint of the police




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