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Derry Assizes, Londonderry, Northern Ireland August 1822

Extracted from the Strabane Morning Post, Tuesday, August 20, 1822
Transcribed, Compiled and Submitted by
Len Swindley, Melbourne, Australia
len_swindley[at]hotmail.com

 

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.