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Dungannon Quarter Sessions, March 1846

Extracted from the Armagh Guardian, April 7, 1846
Transcribed, compiled and submitted by Len Swindley, Melbourne, Australia
len_swindley[at]hotmail.com
 

DUNGANNON QUARTER SESSIONS, March 25

 

This morning, at 12 o’clock, ARTHUR CRAWFORD, Esq., sub-sheriff, with M. VANCE, his assessor and the following jury, Messrs. HENRY SPEARE, JONATHAN PEEBLES, SAMUEL HUGHES, WM. HOLMES, JAMES DIXON, BERNARD HUGHES, WM. McCLELLAND, JOHN FRIZELL, JOHN STEPHENSON, JOHN McCLELLAND, JOHN BEATTIE, AND WM. BATES, assembled in the Court-house of Dungannon to assess damages in the case of JAMES C. BELL, a minor, who sued his next of kin, his father, against HENRY KING, Esq. This case arose out of possession taken by the defendant of part of the lands of Farlough, in May, 1844 after the death of his brother JAMES KING, Esq., which possession the defendant had claimed under a deed executed in his favour by his brother, at the time he came forward as a candidate for the office of coroner of this county. An ejectment was tried between the parties in the case, at the Omagh assizes in March, 1845, a full report of which appeared in our columns at the time. The inquiry, which occupied a considerable time, resulted in a verdict for the plaintiff of £107. 17s. 6d. damages, including the costs of sheriff, &c.

 

Counsel for plaintiff – JAS. SHEIL, Esq., Q.C., Agent COURTENAY NEWTON, Esq.

Counsel for defendant - ……… MOORE, Esq. Agent, WM. HOLMES, Esq.

 

Thursday, March 26, 1846

 

JOHN MURRAY

Seduction:, of Annaghbeg, against WILLIAM THOMPSON, of Carnteel, for the seduction of his daughter ALICE. The defendant was decreed in the sum of £10

 

NANCY McCRORY

against PATRICK MALLON for the seduction of her sister, MARY McELDOON. The plaintiff sued as the person having the care and support of the girl whose father and mother were both dead. The defendant was decreed in the sum of £5

 

WM. SMITH

of Gortalowry, against WM. McGHEE, of Killyman, for the seduction of his daughter MARY. The defendant was decreed in the sum of £6

 


 

Wednesday, April 1, 1846

The crown business commenced at 10 o’clock today to-day, when the following grand jury was sworn:


 

ATKINSON

Henry, Esqr.

Drummuck

 

BARCROFT

John P., Esqr.

Strangmore

 

BROWN

James, Esqr.

Grange

 

COLHOUN

Alexander, Esqr.

Dungannon

 

CRANSTON

John, Esqr.

Corr

 

GLASGOW

Robert, Esqr.

Cookstown

 

GLASGOW

Wm., Esqr.

Cookstown

 

GRIFFITH

Henry A., Esqr.

Killycolpy

 

HARPUR

Thomas H., Esqr.

Gorestown

 

HOLMES

William, Esqr.

Dungannon

 

HUGHES

Bernard, Esqr.

Dungannon

 

KINLEY

Thomas, Esqr.

Dungannon

 

McEVOY

John M., Esqr.

Dungannon

 

PEEBLES

Jonathan, Esqr.

Dungannon

 

PIKE

James, Esqr.

Farlough

 

PIKE

Richard, Esqr.

Farlough

 

SLEVIN

George, Esqr.

Dungannon

 

SPEAR

Henry, Esqr.

Dungannon

 

STEWART

George E., Esqr.

Dungannon

 

TENER

John K., Esqr.

Moree

 

WEIR

Silas E., Esqr.

Cookstown

 

WILCOCKS

George, Esqr.

Coalisland

 

YOUNG

James, Esqr.

Annaguinea

 

 

His worship, in addressing the grand jury, said that though such a short time had elapsed since the assizes, there were thirty-two cases for trial on the calendar; there were several cases, both of custody and bail, which had occurred previous to the assizes, and should have been returned there. When bringing bills into court, eleven, at least, of the grand jury should accompany the foreman, as such a course was invariably pursued in England.

 

The following petit jury were then empanelled:

 

FRIZZELL, John

BEATTIE, John

ANDERSON, Wm.

 

IRWIN, Joseph

MOONEY, Bernard

McSHANE, John

 

McCLELLAND, John

SENIOR, Wm.

STEPHENSON, John

 

TENOR, Richard

BARRY, David

THOMPSON, Joseph

 


 

[The following were put to their trials]

 

HILL Duncan

LARCENY: for stealing a quantity of Iron, the property of JOHN LOWRY, paper manufacturer of Dungannon, in March last. Mr. Lowry deposed that the iron had been stolen from his premises at Tartlaghan. JOHN HUGHES, a blacksmith residing in Killyman, deposed that he had received the iron from the prisoner, who came subsequently to witness and desired him to lay it aside, as Mr. Lowry had missed it. The prisoner also told witness to keep the iron as recompense for some whiskey which he had paid for the prisoner. Guilty – to be imprisoned for 12 months, with hard labour

 

ANDERSON James

for larceny of yarn from Messrs. STEPHENSON, near Stewartstown, on 7th of March last – Submitted

 

PATTERSON James

for larceny of a bonnet, the property of MARGARET RICHARDSON, of Dungannon, on 19th February last – Submitted

 

BURNSIDE Samuel

for larceny of stockings, the property of JOHN DIXON, of Cookstown, on 6th March last – Submitted

 

FARRON Ellen

for larceny of potatoes from MR. GEO. SLOAN, of Coalisland, on 7th March last. – submitted

 

CONROY Eliza

for larceny of a shall [sic], the property of MR. JOHN EWING of Dungannon, on 25th March last – submitted

 

GRIMES Polly

for larceny of a shawl, the property of MR. JOHN SPENCE, of Dungannon, on 5th March last. – Submitted

 

BLEVINS Susan

for stealing money to the amount of thirty shillings from the person of JOHN KANE, of Coalisland, in Dungannon, on the night of Thursday, the 19th March last. – Guilty

 


 

Also reported in the Tyrone Constitution, April 3 1846

 

DUNGANNON QUARTER SESSIONS

 

These sessions terminated Friday last, on which day the following sentences were passed by his worship:

 

BLEVIN Susan

larceny of money, to be imprisoned four months and kept to hard labour

 

ANDERSON James

larceny of yarn, to be transported seven years

 

PATTERSON Jane

larceny of wearing apparel, bailed to come up for sentence next sessions if she remains in the county

 

FERRON Ellen

like charge, to be imprisoned one month

 

GRIMES Sally

like charge, to be imprisoned one month and kept to hard labour

 

BURNSIDE James

like charge, to be imprisoned three months

 

O’NEILL John

larceny of potatoes, to be imprisoned two months

 

McKEOWN Sarah

like charge, like sentence

 

McKENNA Roger

&

McKENNA Peter

 

assault on policemen at Cookstown, to be imprisoned six weeks, and find security in £10 each to keep the peace

RODGERS Patrick

&

RODGERS Catherine

&

ROGERS Edward

&

ROGERS John

 

rescue, to pay fine of 6d. each

McLAUGHLIN James

&

McCANN William

&

McALLISTER John

&

McCANN John

&

McCANN Ellen

&

McCANN Isabella

 

assaulting JOHN KANE – men fined in 30s. each, and women 5s. each, or each to be imprisoned for two months

McGINNERTY William

assault with intent to commit rape on ISABELLA ANDERSON, to be imprisoned for 3 months, one week in each month on treadmill, and to pay a fine of £3 or to be imprisoned 18 months additional

 

QUIN Bernard

assault, to pay a fine of £1, or be imprisoned two months

 

QUIN Matthew

&

QUIN John

 

assault, to be imprisoned one week, and each to find security in £10 to keep the peace

DEVLIN Hugh

assault, to pay a fine of £1

 

McBRIDE John

embezzlement, to be imprisoned for six months