LONDONDERRY ASSIZES, Derry. Aug. 13
Our Assizes commenced here on Wednesday last, before the Hon. Justice Fletcher and the Hon. Justice Johnston. The former presided in the Crown - the latter in the Record Court
The following persons took their trial:-
Accused Sentence Jane Walker and Isabella Pollock Charged with the murder of the infant child of Jane Walker – acquitted John Johnston For picking pockets in the town of Coleraine - to be transported seven years Mary Ann Stewart For stealing linen cloth - to be imprisoned six months Elizabeth Curry For stealing muslin - to be imprisoned three months Margaret McKee For stealing a watch - to be transported seven years Mary Dougherty For stealing muslin - to be imprisoned six months Mary Dougherty, alias Rose Quigley For stealing ribbons - to be imprisoned six months John Convery Who surrendered himself for the alledged murder of Wm. Steel - acquitted of the murder, but found guilty of a riot - to be imprisoned six months Sarah Donaghy, alias Donnelly For stealing 2 pieces of Gingham - guilty of receiving stolen goods - to be imprisoned 3 months James Little For stealing a silver spoon - to be imprisoned 2 months Hugh McIrlaine and Henry McIrlaine [McIlwaine??] Charged with murder - guilty of manslaughter - to be imprisoned 9 months
Six persons submitted for offences against the Revenue Laws, and were sentenced to pay a fine of two pounds to the King, or to be imprisoned one month
Several persons were discharged for want of prosecution.