On the 29th instant, Mrs. Gray, Vicar's Hill, of a daughter.
December 29, at Hazlewood, the Lady Anne Wynne, of a
On Thursday, the 24th instant, in the parish Church of Ramelton, by the Rev. William Welsh, the Rev. Edmund Maturin, Curate of Tartarahan, in the diocese of Armagh, to Elizabeth Catherine, second daughter of Dominick Persse, Esq.,
On Sunday, the 29th instant, in Lurgan, by the Rev. Doctor
O'Brien, P.P., Mr. John Hughes, of Armagh, to Eliza,
daughter of the late Ephraim Byrne, of Lurgan.
On the 24th instant, by the Rev. Henry Wallace, Mr. William L. Warnock, of Fountain street, Londonderry, to Ellen,
relict of the late Mr. John Campbell, of Coleraine.
On the 19th instant, by the Rev. J. Thompson, Raphoe,
Mr. John Duncan, to Mary, second daughter of Mr. Robert
Craig, both of the Common.
At Caledon, on Thursday, the 19th instant, Elizabeth A.,
youngest daughter of Mr. James Galbraith.
December 18, at her residence, No. 6, Mortimer-street, Cavendish Square, London, Sarah, widow of the Right Hon.
John Philpot Curran, some time Master of the Rolls in Ireland,
at the advanced age of eighty-nine years.
On the 20th instant, aged 23 years, at the residence of her
father (Doctor Foster, Ballybofey,) Mary Annabella, the beloved wife of Robert Barclay, Esq., Ardarva-House, county
Tyrone. Her entire life was devoted to the service of her
God and Saviour. During a very protracted and trying illness
she evidenced growing preparation for a blissful eternity; and
she now, (it is assuredly hoped,) is employed in the pure devo-
tions of the Church on high, clothed in robes washed and made
white in the blood of the Lamb.
TO THE PUBLIC
THE SUBSCRIBERS have Purchased a Very Large Bullock
from his Grace the Lord Primate, and intend showing
the animal at their residence during this week, previous to
slaughtering for the Market of Tuesday, 7th January.
Those requiring any part of him will please leave their orders
at once, as the demand is expected to be very great.
WARMOLL & M'DONALD,
Armagh, Dec. 31st, 1844.
CHRISTMAS DAY IN ARMAGH
On Wednesday last the annual dinner was given to the inmates of the Armagh Poor house, by his grace the Lord
PRIMATE; the dinner consisted of roast beef and plum pudding,
with ale. Same day 100 of the aged and infirm poor had a
breakfast of bread and tea. The mendicants appeared happy
and contented, and thankful to His Grace, at whose expense
they were entertained, under the directions of WM. PATON, Esq.
On same day the prisoners in our county gaol were supplied
with animal food and a pint of ale each to dinner. The
arrangements on the occasion reflect much credit on the Local
Inspector, Dr. KIDD.
The children of the Charter School were regaled with roast
beef, the bounty of His Grace the Lord PRIMATE. About 100
scholars sat down to dinner. Grace was said by Dr.
ELRINGTON. There were present also on the occasion F.
Elrington, Esq., Henry Elrington, Esq., Rev. Robert Haig, Rev.
Alexander Irwin, Mrs. Irwin, the Misses Elrington, &c. Before the
children separated they sung the National Anthem. His Graces
munificence was also extended to upwards of 100 children of
the Mall School who received rewards and clothing.
Sir GEORGE and Lady MOLYNEUX, of Castle Dillon, with
their usual benevolence, remembered the poor at Christmas.
Sir GEORGE gave a large bullock, and his worthy lady distributed upwards of 40 flannel petticoats, besides other articles of
clothing to the paupers of the neighbourhood.
On Thursday night last some persons entered the
kitchen of Captain OVENS, Willoughby-Place, Enniskillen [Co
Fermanagh], and took away several pieces of bacon, along with
some kitchen utensils. A few nights previous there were several
fowls stolen from the same gentleman.
PURSUANT to the Certificate of
EDWARD LITTON, Esq., the Master in
this Cause, hearing date the 11th day of
December, Instant, All That and Those, That
Part of Parcel of Land, formerly in possession
of WILLIAM JONES the elder, containing
by a Survey thereof, Thirty-seven
Acres, and Twenty-four Perches, English
Measure, be the same more or less ; situate, lying, and being
in the Townland of Drumard, Parish of Kilmore, Barony of
O'Neiland West, and County of Armagh, directed to be Sold
by the Final Decree made in this Cause, bearing date the 23d
day of May, 1844, will be Set up. TO BE SOLD BY PUBLIC AUCTION,
ON MONDAY, 6th JANUARY NEXT,
At the Hour of Two o'Clock in the Afternoon of said Day, by
GEORGE TEDFORD, Auctioneer, at the Public Room in the
New Market, in the Town of Portadown, in said County of
Armagh, who is authorized and directed by the said Certificate
to receive the Biddings for said Lands and Premises, and to
transmit the same to said Master, who will thereupon declare
the Purchaser or Purchasers thereof.
Dated this 12th Day of December, 1844.
JOHN OBINS WOODHOUSE,
Solicitor for Plaintiff,
38, Upper Ormond-Quay, Dublin, and Portadown.
We are sorry to report that an accident
of a very serious nature occurred a few days ago in a flax mill
belonging to Mr. James Kilpatrick, of Ballylane, in the
neighbourhood of Markethill. A young man named Hutton, who
was employed attending the steam engine, by some oversight,
allowed his arm to come in contact with the handles, when the
member was actually severed from the body, a few inches
below the shoulder. The sufferer was immediately conveyed to
the county infirmary, where he was promptly attended to by
Dr. Robinson, who after carefully examining the injury,
decided that excision of the shoulder joint was absolutely necessary. This difficult operation was speedily performed by that
accomplished surgeon, with his usual skill, and we are happy
to learn that the patient is now in a fair way of recovery.
STATE OF THE WORK HOUSE FOR THE WEEK ENDED
Males, 59; females, 137; boys, 109; girls,
144; children under two years of age, 37. Total, 486. Of these
61 are in hospital, and 16 in the lunatic and idiot wards.
ARMAGH QUARTER SESSIONS
The Sessions for this division commenced on Wednesday the
1st instant. The following Magistrates, besides the Assistant
Barrister, Edward Tickle, Esq., Q.C., were on the bench:
The Right Hon. the Earl of Gosford, Colonel Close, William
Blacker, James Harden, Barnett M'Kee, and Peter Quin,
The following was the Grand Jury:
Charles M'Anally, Esq., foreman; Messrs. William Gillis,
George Scott, Archibald Armstrong, Gilbert Marshall, Wm.
Martin, Mathew Ocheltree, William Ferguson, John Maginnis,
Thomas M'Creery, David Ocheltree, John Clements, James
Black, Alexander Small, John Scott, John Acheson, and
There were 5 Crown cases entered for trial, 28 Ejectments,
332 Civil Bills. The criminal cases were not of any importance,
and the sessions terminated on Friday evening.
These Sessions commenced on the 4th inst. The following
Magistrates were present: Edward Tickle, Esq., Q.C., Assistant
Barrister, William Paton, Thomas J. Tennison, Edward
W. Bond, J.P. Harris, William Irwin, Francis Stringer,
Maxwell Cross, Robert W. Cope, George Robinson, and Lee
The following Grand Jury was sworn:
George Cochran, Esq., foreman; Messrs. George Armstrong,
John Simpson, R. C. Vogan, Joseph Mathews, James Bennett,
Thomas Craig, Robert M'Endow, Hugh Trainor, Stephenson
Riggs, William Boyd, Sinclair Carrol, John Corry, John C.
Adams, John Corrigan, Philip Neenan, Robert Fulton, Henry
Savage, and William H. Leathem.
There are 26 Criminal cases entered for trial, 25 Ejectments,
and 504 Civil Bills, 2 Appeals, 7 Spirit Notices, and 12
Registry of Arms. It is expected the Sessions will not terminate
On Thursday last CHRISTOPHER LOCKE, a
stucco man, a resident of Dungannon, left Loughgall for
Kilmore. On the way he was overtaken by a man who asked his
name; while they were speaking, they were overtaken by two
others, when the ruffianly trio beat Lock [sic] barbarously, and left
him for dead. In this state he was found by two men, who con
veyed him to Loughgall, where he now lies dangerously ill. No
trace of the parties has yet been discovered.
On Thursday last, a poor man of
the name of MASTERSON, living in the townland of Coonrick,
county Fermanagh, was out fowling in an adjoining townland,
in company with his son. When the boy returned from an errand he had gone, he discovered his father lying dead. It is
believed that as the unfortunate man was attempting to leap
over a ditch the gun accidentally went off and put an end to
his existence. He has left a wife and five children to deplore
TO THE INHABITANTS OF ARMAGH
TAKES this opportunity of acknowledging his sincere thanks
to his Friends of his Delivery, for their very liberal kindness to
him at Christmas Times.
He has now been employed nearly eight years as Letter
Carrier in this City, and he hopes to merit a continuance of their
Armagh, December 30, 1844
An inquest was held on Monday, by Mr. HENRY,
on the body of a man named ALEXANDER FLEMING, who was
found drowned on Sunday morning in a stream of water only
seven inches deep. It appears that FLEMING and his wife when
returning from Portadown market on the night previous, called
in a public-house at Cockle Hill, after leaving which they
proceeded on the way, but had not gone far when the wife missing
FLEMING gave the alarm. Search was made, but to no effect.
It is supposed he must have fallen in the stream, and being
unable to extricate himself was smothered. A verdict of "found
drowned" was returned.
JOHN CLARKE ADAMS
Is receiving from SCOTLAND a large supply of SCOTCH
GOODS, consisting of:
Fashionable Shawls, Fancy Plaid Shawls,
SCARFS AND HANDKERCHIEFS;
LINEN TICKENS, FROM 6d. to 20d.;
DOWLAS LINENS, BEETLE AND SOFT FINISH;
CALICOES FROM 3-1/2d. to 8d ;
And a variety of other Goods, which will be disposed of on the
5, English-street, December 16, 1844.
FATAL ACCIDENT - HEROISM IN HUMBLE LIFE
The following are the details of a melancholy accident at
Limerick, by which two persons lost their lives: A young
woman having fallen into the river, an artillery soldier, without
a moment's hesitation, plunged in to her rescue. In the agony
of fear, she unfortunately grasped him round the waist, impeded
all his efforts, and after a brief struggle, they both sunk to
arise in life no more. The name of this brave man who lost his
life in the noble endeavour to save that of a fellow creature,
was Maclise. He had been twelve years in the artillery, and
was highly respected by his officers and comrades. But the
most affecting part of the sad tale remains yet to be told.
learn from the Limerick Reporter, that "he has left an interesting wife far advanced in pregnancy, and three children, to deplore his loss." At this happy season, what heart can contem-plate unmoved the desolation and misery brought so suddenly
to turn their "hearthstone to a tomb;" what bosom but must
thrill with admiration of the heroism of the act which gilds with
as much glory the grave of the humble soldier, as any deed of
As far as it is in the power of man to alleviate the distress of
the widow and children so awfully bereaved no effort should be
left untried. In Limerick, we are informed by our contemporary,
"it occurred to every generous mind simultaneously that
a subscription should at once be raised for the widow and the
orphans," and why not, we ask, in Dublin also? Why should
the admiration of such generous acts of bravery by confined to
any district? Every officer and soldier in the garrison at
Limerick have appropriated one day's pay towards the fund about to
be raised; and will not the military stationed here be delighted
to imitate an example so praise-worthy, and pay a meet tribute
to the memory of him whose death, untimely as it was, reflects
such honour on the name of soldier.
Will not our fellow-citizens too, of every grade and class
to whose doors Christmas brought not unlooked for mourning,
strive, with fitting emulation, who shall be most prompt to
relieve the widow and children? Deeds like those of poor
Maclise, who, we are proud to say, was an Irishman, reflect honor
on the nation; and, had his courageous effort succeeded, what
happier fireside could be witnessed at this festive season than
his whose heart would have throbbed with joy at having rescured
a fellow being from a sudden and fearful death? As it was,
Christmas Day brought to his home only the dark reality of
crushing sorrow, while, in the distance, the agonised widow
beheld looming the fearful presence of want. Will the country that
gave birth to the generous spirit that animated poor Maclise, suffer
his children to cry for bread? No, a thousand times, no.
A tribute to his memory is a national debt, and assuredly it will
The following brief account of his funeral shows the estimation
in which the poor fellow was held. We quote from the
"His funeral took place at three o'clock on Sunday, and was
the most numerous we have seen for many a day. It was
attended by the great majority of the citizens of Limerick, and
by most of the corporation, all being anxious to pay a tribute of
respect to heroism so noble. He was conveyed upon the cannon
carriage to St. John's churchyard, and was interred by his
comrades with military honors."
The Editor of the Evening Packet will thankfully receive any
subscriptions to forward the benevolent work already
commenced with great success in Limerick. They will be duly
acknowledged, and remitted carefully to whatever committee
may be formed in that city to allocate the funds so provided.
(The above melancholy catastrophe presents a strong
claim on the Christian feeling of the inhabitants of Ar-
magh. Deceased was a native of this city, and a well
conducted man. We shall feel most happy in aiding
the movement now in progress to afford relief to the
suffering family the brave-hearted man has left behind him.
ATTEMPT AT ROBBERY
On Friday night last some
persons made an attempt to rob the shop of Mr. HILLIARD,
publican, Enniskillen [Co Fermanagh], by forcing off the
shutters of his window, but fortunately they did not get any
money. This is the third time that the house of this peaceable
and inoffensive young man has been attacked.
IN THE COURT FOR RELIEF OF INSOLVENT DEBTORS
In the matter of
MARGARET WOODS, late
of the Townland of
Killilea, in the County
of Armagh, Widow,
The Schedule Creditors of the
Insolvent in this Matter, are
hereby required to meet me at the
Office of Mr. JOHN STANLEY, jun.
Solicitor, in the City of Armagh,
on Wednesday, the 1? day of
January next, at the hour of 12
o'clock, noon, for the purpose of
fixing the manner, time and place, for a Sale, by Public
Auction, of Insolvent's interest in four HOUSES, situated Lower
English-street, in said City of Armagh, returned in the Schedule
of the said Insolvent.
Dated this 28th day of December,
WALTER L. KNOX,
Assignee of said Insolvent.
TO BE LET
The House, Offices, Demesne, and Farm of Doraville, containing
36 Acres, formerly occupied by HENRY IRVINE, Esq.
The Dwelling house is large and commodious, having a Hall,
large Parlour, Drawing-room, Wine Cellar, Back Room,
Kitchen, Safe, Laundry, and three Pantries, on the ground
floor; three large Bed-rooms, Lock-up-room, and two Servants'
Rooms, on the second floor. There are also at either end of
the Farm, two small Dwelling-houses. There is a large well
enclosed Yard, Coach-house, two Stables, Cow-house, Barn,
Potato and Turf-houses, &c. Also an Orchard and Garden,
with Garden house.
The Lands are of good quality, and well laid out, through
the centre of which runs a private road. There is a Lime Kiln
on the Farm, plenty of Turbary attached, and good Water;
and it is so situate that it will be let together, or in five
Doraville is 7 miles from Enniskillen, 2 from Lisnarick, three
from Lowtherstown (on the road from Enniskillen to Pettigo,)
and will be let in any way to suit the tenants. A seven years'
lease will be given.
Apply to Mr. JAMES COPELAND, Enniskillen; or Mr. JOHN
THOMPSON, (the Receiver,) GUARDIAN office, 63, English-st.,
December 18, 1844.