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August 14 1827
On Saturday last, Mr. Justice Moore opened the Commission in the Crown Court at Lifford. The following Gentlemen were sworn on the Grand Jury: -
Gen. G.V. Hart, M.P. Foreman
Jurist Jurist Jurist Earl Mountcharles, M.P. J. Sinclair, Esq. E. Connolly, Esq. A. Ferguson, Esq. Sir J. Stewart, Bart. D. Todd, Esq. J. Hamilton, Esq. J. Johnston, Esq. Sir T. C. Style, Bart. H. Babington, Esq. Sir R. Ferguson, Bart. D. Chambers, Esq. T. Brooke, Esq. R. McClintock, Esq. J. Harvey, Esq. T. J. Atkinson, Esq. J. Pratt, Esq. Sir J. J. Burgoyne R. W. Nesbitt, Esq. J. Tredennick, Esq. W. Stewart, Esq. J. Boyd, Sen., Esq.
The following prisoners were put upon their trial:
Surname Given Name Details McNaught William For stealing yarn - Not Guilty O’Donnell John Stealing potatoes - Not Guilty Divine Joseph For picking pockets - Not Guilty Doherty Patrick For burglary - Guilty Doherty Thomas For robbery - Guilty Brown Margaret For exposing an infant child - Not Guilty Gallagher Owen For horse stealing - Not Guilty Kelly Patrick For same - Not Guilty Mullin Susan For larceny - Guilty Campbell (alias McNight) John For horse stealing - Not Guilty
Tuesday, August 21, 1827
Continued from our last issue
Surname Given Name Details McNaught William Stealing 12 Spangles of Linen Yarn - Not Guilty McMullion Alice Vagrant - Not guilty O’Donnell John Stealing Potatoes - Not Guilty Divine Joseph Picking the pocket of Archibald Roulston - No Bill Sweeney John Cow Stealing - No Bill Kain Anne Stealing wearing Apparel - No Bill Doherty Patrick Burglary and Robbery - Sentence of death recorded Griffith Anne Robbery - Guilty - to be imprisoned one month Griffith Eleanor Robbery, Not Guilty McCunningham Michael Burning a Mill - To give security for his appearance at next Assizes McIlwain (otherwise Crossan) Rose Burning a house - No Bill Doherty Thomas Robbery - to be transported 7 years Doherty Michael For Same - to be imprisoned 3 months McGinley James Assault on Police, and carrying away a carabine - to be imprisoned 6 Months at hard labour, and give security for his good behaviour for seven years Brown Margaret Exposing her infant Child - not guilty Dooey (otherwise Duffy) John Purloining and embezzling a letter containing money - Not guilty Gallaugher Owen Horse Stealing - Not guilty Ward John Robbery - Not guilty Kelly Patrick Horse stealing - Not guilty Barron Patrick Stealing Harness - No Bill Harley John Sheep stealing - to be imprisoned 3 Months Harley Dennis Sheep stealing - to be transported for seven years Harley Unity Sheep stealing - Not guilty Brennan Patrick Attempted Rape - No Bill Ewing Thomas Forgery - to be imprisoned 3 Months at hard labour Mullan Susan Larceny - to be imprisoned 4 Months Campbell (otherwise McNight) John Horse stealing - No Bill Shields (otherwise Agnew) John Horse stealing - Sentence of death recorded
TRIAL OF JOSEPH DIXON THORNLEY
Joseph Dixon Thornley was indicted, for having defrauded the King of certain Sums of money, by an overcharge of postage, when Pro-collector of the Customs at Ballyshannon [There follows a lengthy report of the trial, concluding with:] His Lordship proceeded to address the Jury, at some length, who, to the satisfaction of a crowded court, acquitted the traverser, without leaving the box. Thus ended a prosecution which has cost the country about one thousand pounds.
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