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Dungannon Quarter Sessions, March 1848


Dungannon Quarter Sessions, March 1848

Extracted from the Armagh Guardian April 10, 1848

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



DUNGANNON SESSIONS

 

These Sessions commenced on the 29th ult., and did not terminate until 12 o’clock on last Saturday night. Inconsequence of the illness of R. NUNN, Esq., the Assistant Barrister, WILLIAM RYAN, Esq., of the Leinster Circuit acted as locum tenens and by his kind demeanour and equitable decisions afforded infinite satisfaction to the public. There were upwards of 1400 Civil Bills, and 99 Ejectment entries. On Tuesday, the 4th instant the gentlemen whose names follow were sworn on the grand jury: –

ADAIR

Thomas, Esqr.

BARCROFT

W. J., Esqr.

BROWN

James, Esqr.

COCHRANE

Major James, Esqr.

COLHOUN

A. C., Esqr.

FALLS

John, Esqr.

HAMILTON

Irwin M., Esqr.

HARPER

Thomas H., Esqr.

HOLMES

William, Esqr.

IRWIN

James Moore, Esqr.

IRWIN

William, Esqr.

JOHNSTON

Galbraith, Esqr.

McAVOY

J. Maxwell, Esqr.

McGAW

William, Esqr.

O’NEILL

John, Esqr.

PIKE

James, Esqr.

PIKE

Richard, Esqr.

SLEVIN

George, Esqr.

SPEER

Henry, Esqr.

STUART

George E., Esqr.

TENER

John K., Esqr.

WILCOCKS

George, Esqr.

YOUNG

James Esqr.


The crown business occupied only two days and the books were ruled as underneath:

 

McGURK Bernard

for stealing oatmeal the property of the Board of Guardians of Clogher union, guilty, to be transported for seven years

GLENN Ellen

Stealing calico in Cookstown, submitted, nine months to hard labour

CRUTH John

Stealing wearing apparel at Derrycreevy, submitted, six months imprisonment

McGEOGH Owen

Stealing butter, the property of JOHN KANE. Guilty – six months hard labour

McNAMEE James

Larceny. Guilty, to be transported for seven years

McCAMBLY William

Stealing oats, the property of GEORGE SLEVIN, Esq. – Guilty – six months hard labour

DEVLIN James

Stealing meal and beef at Creevagh, the property of P. McGILL. Guilty – three months imprisonment

RAVERTY Mary & JONES Eliza

charged with stealing cabbage plants, discharged by proclamation as a prosecutor did not attend

DAILY Bridget

charged with attempting to break open a door, discharged by prosecution prosecutor not attending

STERLING James & STERLING Israel

Submitted to an indictment for an assault. To enter into recognizance of 50 each, to appear when called on, to receive the sentence of the court

MONTGOMERY George

Submitted to a charge of assault connecting with preceding case. Like rule

WALSH James

Stealing a loaf of bread from ALICIA GALLAGHER. Submitted – three months imprisonment

REID Anne otherwise Matty

Stealing meat at Derrylatinee. Submitted – to be imprisoned one month

McCOWMILL [McCONNELL?] James & HUGHES John

Stealing a goose at Lisnaveeny the property of THOMAS DOHERTY. guilty – to be each transported seven years

LAVELLE William

Stealing a bag of oats. Guilty – to be imprisoned three calendar months, and be kept to hard labour each alternate week

McCULLAGH Sally

Stealing worsted yarn in Cookstown, the property of SILAS E. WEIR. Guilty – six months imprisonment

WILSON Catherine

Stealing a turkey at Creevagh, the property of JAMES IRWIN. Not guilty

QUIN John, McELHONE John & FLEMING Boyd

for receiving two horses from ALEXANDER TIPPING, Sheriff’s Bailiff, in Cookstown; and also for an assault. – The jury disagreed and were discharged. QUIN and McELHONE eventually submitted, FLEMING rebound to stand his trial at the ensuing Sessions in Strabane

McCULLAGH Hugh

Larceny. Guilty – one week’s imprisonment

HILL Alfred

Indicted for a riot with others at Moy. Guilty – one week’s imprisonment

MURPHY Andrew

for an assault on ANDREW McDONNELL at Coalisland. Guilty – to pay a fine of 1, or in default one week’s confinement




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