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Dungannon Quarter Sessions, March 1846


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





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