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Strabane Quarter Sessions, April 1841


Strabane Quarter Sessions, April 1841
Extracted from the Londonderry Sentinel, May 1, 1841

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



STRABANE QUARTER SESSIONS, APRIL 1841

These Sessions commenced on Monday, the 19th ult., before RICHARD NUNN, Esq., Assistant Barrister for county Tyrone, when the civil bill business was proceeded with; and on Thursday, the 22nd, the crown business was entered into. The following persons were then put on their trial: -

MARY McCORMICK, for stealing a piece of cloth from MR. SCOTT, Strabane

Guilty – To be imprisoned three weeks in Bridewell

CHARLES and MATILDA GORMLEY, for stealing potatoes at Donemana

Guilty – Charles to be imprisoned four calendar months to hard labour, and Matilda three weeks in Bridewell

HUGH KEOGAN, for picking the pocket of John Hunter, in Strabane market, a purse, containing 10 shillings

Guilty – To be transported for fifteen years.

JOHN and WM. MAXWELL, for resisting SERGEANT PRICE, of the police, at Donemana, in the execution of a search warrant

Guilty – Each to be imprisoned two calendar months, and to give security to keep the peace in 15 each

EDWARD MURRAY and WM. CAULFIELD, for stealing beans out of the garden of MR. SAM. BRODIE

Guilty – Murray to be imprisoned one week and Caulfield six weeks

JOSEPH LOVE, for stealing turf at Donemana

Submitted, fined 6 pence and to fined security of peace 10 and two in 5 each

JOHN McCARBARY, THOMAS BUCHANAN and ALEXANDER BUCHANAN, JOHN KELLY and WM. BUCHANAN, for riot at Donemana

Submitted; Thomas Buchanan to pay a fine of 1 to the Churchwardens of Donagheady parish and 10 shillings to prosecutor, Hugh Donaghy of police, Alexander Buchanan to pay a fine of ten shillings to churchwardens of said parish; all to find security of peace, themselves on 20 each, with two securities of 10 each

ELEANOR KELLY, for stealing flax

Guilty- to be imprisoned one week

CATHERINE CURTIS, for stealing a gown from MRS. ARBUCKLE, Spring Hill, Strabane

Guilty – to be imprisoned for three calendar months, first and last week solitary confinement.

ANNE CRAIG, an accomplice with CURTIS

Submitted – To be imprisoned one fortnight

LAURENCE McCALLION for an assault on JOHN GORMLEY

Submitted – To pay a fine of 6 pence and find security for peace, himself in 20 and two in 10 each




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