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Dungannon Quarter Sessions, Co. Tyrone, October 1849

Extracted from the Armagh Guardian October 22, 1849
Transcribed, Compiled and Submitted by
Len Swindley, Melbourne, Australia
len_swindley[at]hotmail.com

DUNGANNON QUARTER SESSIONS

 

These Sessions commenced on the 10th inst., before RICHARD NUNN, Esq., Q.C., Assistant Barrister.

There were 898 civil bills, 2 replevins, 1 legacy, and 5 ejectments entered.

On Tuesday, the 16th, the following gentlemen were sworn on the grand jury: -

JOHN KINLEY TENER, Esq., Moree, Foreman

JAMES BROWN, Esq., Grange

T. H. HARPUR, Esq., Goerstown

WILLIAM MEGAW, Esq., Eary

RICHARD PIKE, Esq., Farleigh

JOHN FALLS, Esq., Dungannon

WILLIAM HOLMES, Esq., Dungannon

GEORGE SLEVIN, Esq., Dungannon

JAMES YOUNG, Esq., Annaguinea

JOHN McCLELLAND, Esq., Dungannon

HENRY SPEER, Esq., Dungannon

JOHN MAXWELL McAVOY, Esq., Dungannon

THOMAS ADAIR, Esq., Gortalowry

JOHN O’NEILL, Esq., Dungannon

IRWIN M. HAMILTON, Esq., Tullyodonnell

WM. HAMILTON IRWIN, Esq., Tullycullion

JAMES WOODS, Esq., Tullyveagh

SILAS E. WEIR, Esq., Cookstown

STEWART LECKY, Esq., Coalisland

WILLIAM BROWN, Esq., Killymaddy

JOSEPH BARCROFT, Esq., Strangmore

RICHARD TENER, Esq., Dungannon

WILLIAM MAYNE, Esq., Myrtle Grove

The following are the names of the prisoners tried, with the sentences of the court:

JAMES MULLAN and BERNARD MULLAN

Indicted for an assault on BERNARD NOGHER, at Creegandeveskey. – Submitted- bound to keep the peace for 7 years

MARGARET and THOMAS DEVLIN

Rescue of a cow at Derryfubble, seized by one JOHN KERR. Not guilty

ROBERT WATERS

Stealing a cart axletree, from JAMES CUMMINS, at Bohan. Guilty-to be imprisoned in Omagh gaol for three months, with hard labour and solitary confinement, each alternate day

PATRICK HUGHES and PATRICK MALLON

Stealing turf at Drumog, the property of Doctor MAXWELL, of Benburb. Not guilty

MARGARET and JAMES ROCK

Assaulting JAMES BEATTY at Aughnacloy. JAMES ROCK, not guilty, MARGARET, to be imprisoned three months

WILLIAM BOYD

Picking the pocket of JAMES McRORY, at Rock fair. . Guilty – six months with hard labour, and three days each week on tread mill

JOHN McBRIDE

Picking the pocket of JAMES DONNELLY, at Cookstown. Guilty – six months imprisonment and hard labour, with three days each week on tread mill

HUGH, MARGARET, ALLY and SALLY HAGAN

Rescuing a cow at Drumcrow, from CHRISTOPHER DILWORTH. – Guilty –HUGH to find securities to keep the peace, the others to be discharged

JUDITH HILLAN

Stealing tarn from the house of CON. HILLAN, at Gortshalgan, the property of HUGH O’NEILL, also for feloniously receiving same. Not amenable

THOMAS IRWIN

Assaulting THEOPHILUS McCOLLUM, at Glendaragh. Guilty – fined ten shillings

ALICE McCABE

Stealing a shirt from WM. SIMMONS, at Dungannon (twice previously convicted of larceny and breaking windows). Submitted – to be transported 15 years

ALEXANDER TEMPLETON

Stealing a hatchet and other goods from BRIDGET LOWE, at Creenagh. Guilty – to be imprisoned two months with hard labour, and solitary confinement two days in each week, and to be whipped the day before his discharge

FRANCIS McGURK

Stealing potato onions from JAMES MULLAN, at Donemoney. This was an old offender, having been previously convicted three times for larceny and vagrancy, and several times in custody on suspicion of stealing. Submitted – to be given to his mother on account of his youth

JAMES MARTIN

Stealing an iron back-band from JAS. IRWIN, at Mullaghmore – submitted. Indicted also for assaulting SARAH FULLAN, at Dungannon –for which he submitted. And also for having with WM. STEENSON, stolen poultry &c. from THOMAS FULLAN, at Dungannon. Guilty – each six months with hard labour, three days each week on tread-mill

HUGH McDONNELL, MARY MOORE, and FRANCIS HEAGNEY

Stealing leather at Aughnacloy, from JOHN WRIGHT. Bound to appear at next sessions

JAMES FOX, PATT. RAFFERTY, and MARY McGURK

Rescuing cows from HENRY HOLLAND, at Broughsloy. – Guilty – FOX, six weeks in Omagh gaol, the others discharged

MARY COWAN

Stealing geese from JOHN MULHOLLAND, of Tulnagall, and from JOHN McKANE at Tullywiggan, also from THOMAS FLEMING and JANE LINDSAY. Guilty – to be transported 15 years

JAMES McCANN

Rescue at Cornamaddy. Not guilty

GEORGE MONTGOMERY

Rescuing a cow at Mullycarnon, seized by FRANCIS CUSH. Guilty – discharged on paying amount of decree

PATRICK, HUGH and DANIEL DONAGHY

Rescuing a boat of turf at Derrytresk, seized by MICK GARTLENY. Bound to appear at next sessions

MARGARET ARMSTRONG, alias O’NEILL

Stealing clothes at Tamnamore, from JOHN BOWEN. Submitted – to be transported 14 years

THOMAS DUFFY

Stealing potatoes at Aughnacloy, from carts in the market. Submitted. The prisoner stated that he had been very hungry, which caused him to commit the offence. To be imprisoned one month with hard labour

ANNE CARMICHAEL

Stealing a sheet from JOSHUA WILLCOCKS, at Ballysaggont [Ballysaggart], and MARGARET HUGHES for feloniously receiving same. Guilty – to be each imprisoned two months in Omagh Gaol with hard labour with hard labour, and solitary confinement each alternate two days

ANNE FORBES, alias EKIN, and DOROTHEA ANNE LITTLE, alias WALSH

For stealing two pieces cashmere cloth from Miss ADELAIDE BAXTER, of Dungannon, both having been previously convicted of felony. Guilty – to be each transported 14 years

JANE HUGHES and BETTY McKENNA

For stealing a quantity of potatoes at Tully, from PETER McKENNA – Not guilty

MICHAEL GARTLENY and OWEN GARTLENY

For assaulting PATRICK DONAGHY at Derrytresk. To re-appear at next sessions

CHARLES McGURK and EDWARD McGURK

For assaulting Sub-Constable MARTIN BOUGHAN, at Pomeroy, while in the execution of his duty. Guilty – fined 10s each, or two months’ imprisonment

WILLIAM BARLOW

Assaulting WM. RUTLEDGE, Submitted – fined £1, or in default, one months’ imprisonment, with hard labour

JOHN SHEALS

For assaulting Constables JOHNSTON and DIXON, at Stewartstown, when in the execution of their duty. Submitted – fined £1, or in default of payment one month’s imprisonment, and to be bound to keep the peace in £10, and two sureties in £5 each