The Banner of Ulster - 14 June, 1842


On the 9th instant, by the Rev. Wm. Gibson, ARTHUR CRAWFORD, Esq. of Belfast, to JANE, eldest daughter of ARTHUR REID, Esq. Oldpark.

On the 6th inst., at Bangor, by the Rev. Hugh Woods, Captain AGNEW, of the ship Robert Ker of Belfast, to JANE, youngest daughter of the late Mr. Henry Brown, Merchant, Bangor.

By the Rev. Wm. Graham, Dundonald, WILLIAM LOWRY, Esq., Belleview, near Bangor, to Miss SARAH REA, Killeen, Parish of Holywood.

On the 6th instant, at Derry, by the Right Rev. Dr. M'Laughlin, ALEX O'ROURKE, Esq., Solicitor, Ballymena, to CATHERINE MARY, only daughter of the late C' Kelly, Esq., Surgeon, R.N.

On the 3d inst., in the Cathedral, Lisburn, by the Very Rev. Dean Stannus, W. G. ROBERTSON, Esq., of the Hon. E. I. Company's Service, son of the late Major Robertson, Perthshire, Scotland, to WILHELMINA WELLINGTON, third daughter of J. K. Clarke, Esq., Royal Artillery, of Shamrockvale Lodge, Lisburn.

On the 3d inst., in St. Peter's Church, Dublin, by the Rev. G. S. Swinny, A.M., Rector of Clonegol, STEPHEN SEED, Esq., of Lower Merrion Street, Clerk of the Crown of the County Limerick, to JANE, third daughter of James Gregory, Esq., of Holles Street, Barrister-at-Law.

On the 28th ult., at St. George's, Hanover Square, London, HENRY B. JONES, Esq., M.D., son of Colonel Jones, late of the 5th Dragoon Guards, to Lady ELIZABETH MILLICENT ACHESON, daughter of the Earl of Gosford.

On the 2d inst., at St. Bride's Church, Liverpool, the Rev. FREDERICK W. MANT, second son of the Protestant Bishop of Down, Connor and Dromore, to ISABELLA CONNELL, youngest daughter of J. T. Alston, Esq., of Abercrombie Square, Liverpool.

At Newtownards Church, on Monday the 13th instant, by the Rev. Townley Blackwood, Mr. JAMES JAMISON, to MARY PATTERSON, only daughter of the late Samuel Patterson, Esq., of Newtownards.

By the Rev. Dr. Carson, Tubbermore, on Friday, 3d instant, Rev. W. S. ECCLES, Coleraine, to ELIZA, third daughter of the late ROBERT CLARKE, Esq., Mayolavale, Tubbermore


On the 7th instant, aged sixty-five, of apoplexy, ELIZA, wife of Mr. WM. SKEFFINGTON, Old Lodge Road, Belfast.

At Kingstown, on the 3d instant, JANE, second daughter of ALEXANDER MITCHELL, Esq., Belfast.

January 21, at Paramatta, the Hon. W. A. SKEFFINGTION, third son of Viscount Ferrard and Viscountess Massereene, Captain in her Majesty's 80th Regiment.

On the 1st instant, at Leighinmore, Ballymena, LILLYANNA, wife of John Dickey, Esq., aged twenty-nine years.

On the 10th ult, at Philadelphia, THOMAS BENJAMIN ADAIR, Esq., third son of the late W. R. Adair, Esq., of Brookfield and Mount Vernon, in this county.



FATAL RIOTS IN CLARE AND ENNIS. -- At the village of Clare, near Ennis, at a late hour on Saturday night week, a sail-boat, which James Bannatyne, Esq., had loaded for Kilrush with meal and flour (most part of the former bought by a Roman Catholic clergyman in that neighbourhood for the poor of the parish), was invaded at the quay of Clare by a large concourse of the people, who soon overcame the crew, and carried off most of the cargo before the police came to the rescue. Two of the constabulary were then placed in charge of what remained, but the mob on Sunday night made a second attack on the vessel, and having overpower the police, possessed of themselves of whatever remained on board. The police subsequently recovered some of the flower, and made near a dozen of the rioters prisoners. On Monday a furious crowd collected opposite one of Mr. Bannatyne's stores, and commenced an attack upon the gates and windows. The police got orders to form two fronts, back to back, and to fire in sections upon the crowd, which continued to assail them on both sides. This desperate alternative was adopted -- about twenty-five shots were then fired, and almost every one of them took effect; but, as the crowd supposed the discharge was blank cartridge, until the fall of the wounded and the screams of the women too late convinced them of its fatal effects, then, only, the assailants began to disperse amidst the greatest uproar. Mr. Smyth and the Capt. De Ruvynes were most indefatigable throughout the whole day in endeavouring to persuade the crowd to disperse peaceably. They were well seconded by the Rev.M. Hennessy, Roman Catholic curate, but without effect. Much excitement continued during Tuesday and Wednesday; but a detachment of the 85th, from Limerick barracks, under command Lieutenant Grey, and a troop of Dragoon Guards, having arrived, order has been restored. Two men have been killed and fourteen wounded. In the absence of the police, who were called in from their stations in Ennis, the country towns and villages were left exposed to an idle rabble, who at Newmarket-on-Fergus had the impudence to enter several private shops, and help themselves, without leave, to not only necessaries, but comforts.

Thursday. -- The Coroner took his seat this day at ten o'clock. After a protracted examination, the jury retired for nearly an hour, and then returned with the following verdict: --
"We find that the deceased, Catherine Sheehan, came by her death in consequence of a gun-shot wound inflicted by one of the party of police on duty in the town of Ennis, on the night of Monday the 6th, or morning of Tuesday the 7th of June inst., called out to protect the property of Mr. Bannatyne, and that that party, by the return made to us by Mr. Fitzsimon, S.I. of Police, consisted of the following persons: -- [here the list of police on duty was inserted.] -- And we, the jurors aforesaid, further find that that party of police did not receive sufficient provocation from the people, who were tumultuously assembled, to warrant them in at all firing upon the people; and we further find that those belonging to the police force, as previously named, fired not alone without orders from any magistrate or any officers, but in opposition to the positive orders of their officers."

Ten o'clock, p.m. -- Since the finding of the verdict, the town is in a great deal of excitement, so much so, that it was considered necessary to have the Dragoons called out. The town is now a perfectly quiet. Mr. T.B.C. Smith arrived here to-day on the part of the government, and opens an enquiry into the matter at ten o'clock to-morrow morning. -- Limerick Reporter.

The nuptials off the Marquis of Waterford and the Hon. Miss Stuart, daughter of Lord and Lady Stuart of Rothesay, were solemised on Wednesday last.

EMIGRATION FROM LIMERICK. -- There has sailed from Limerick for North America, from the beginning to the close of the spring season, ending the 1st of June instant, 19 vessels; for New York, 1 vessel; for Miramichi, 1 vessel; for St. John's, New Brunswick, 2 vessels. Total vessels, 23; passengers, 4,084. This is the largest spring fleet that ever left the Shannon, in any year, to cross the Atlantic for America. -- Limerick Chronicle.

EMIGRATION FROM DERRY. -- The total number of emigrants who have sailed for America this season from this port, up to the present date, amounts to 5,936. -- Sentinel.

EMIGRATION FROM GALWAY. -- The number of emigrants already sailed from this port is as follows, per the following vessels: -- Midas, 133; John and Mary, 212; Leila, 179; Albert Edward, Prince of Wales, 205; Redwing, 115; Lively, 186. Total, 1,030.

BANKRUPT COURT, DUBLIN, WEDNESDAY, June 1. -- In the matter of John Hannay, late of Belfast, shopkeeper, there was a meeting to audit assignee's account, which was passed by his Honour (Mr. Commissioner Macan). In the matter of Adam Smith, late of Magherafelt, shopkeeper, there was a meeting to audit assignee's account; but the agent reported that there were no funds, and, consequently, that there was nothing to audit.

VITRIOL-THROWING IN CORK. -- ESCAPE FROM BRIDEWELL. -- T. Herlehy, the sawyer upon whose evidence so many of his brother tradesmen are now held in safe custody in our city jail for their alledged connexion with vitriol-throwers, has escaped from Bridewell, and it will not be his faults in he ever enter its walls again. A little boy, on Sunday evening, announced that he saw a piece of line or cord hanging from the southern angle of the outer wall of the prison, and the next moment it was discovered that the Bridewell contained not the person of Herlehy. -- Cork Reporter.

THE MAGISTRACY. -- The Lord Chancellor has appointed James Laney, Esq. of Gorten, a magistrate for the county of Londonderry, through the recommendation of Sir Robert Ferguson, Baronet, Lieutenant of the county.

Mr. Charles Tarrant is elected Engineer to the Corporation of Dublin.

Mr. Boyd is willing to hold the office of Recorder of Derry at the nominal salary of 10 per annum, trusting to the Irish Society for the remainder of his salary.

MEATH ELECTION. -- The election of a member to serve Parliament for this county took place on Friday in Trim, when Matthew E. Corbally, Esq., was elected without opposition.

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John Evan, late of Cross Street, town of Galway, mercantile clerk.

Isaac Todhunter, late of Monkstown, co. Dublin; previously of the City Quay; and formerly of the Northumberland Buildings, Eden Quay, Dublin, general merchant.

Peter Hanlon, ;late of Baggot Street, Dublin, carpenter and builder.

John Francis Dillon, late of Bolton Street, Dublin, coach trimmer.

Samuel Martin, late of James's Street, Dublin, warehouse-keeper; previously of Bride Street, Dublin, clerk; formerly of Rathmines, co. Dublin, clerk; and formerly of Crowther, co. Wexford, woolen manufacturer.


FRIDAY, June 10. -- This day an application was made to the Court, pursuant to notice, at the instance of Mrs. Margaret Anne Radcliff, to have her appointed assignee to the to the estate and effects of insolvent, which consist of a tenement in Belfast, valued at 100, and debts amounting to 26 10s. The application was ably resisted by the Doctor, and by all his other creditors; and Mr. John M'Connell of Belfast was appointed sole assignee. The Court, during the debate, was densely crowded. The refusal to appoint Mrs. Radcliff, at the hearing of the petition before Mr. Commissioner Curran at Carrickfergus, gave the professional gentlemen and the numerous friends of both parties an anxiety to hear the final determination of the Court.

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WE have read with deep regret the proceedings at the coroner's inquest on certain persons who were killed in a riot at Ennis, in the county of Clare. The riot originated in an attempt to force the stores of a provision merchant in that town. The police seem to have fired without proper authority from the magistrates, although some witnesses swear that Captain De Ruyvens, a local magistrate, gave the order. Thirty-eight policemen are in the meantime imprisoned on the charge, arising out of the verdict of the coroner's jury, and an inquiry by Government officials has been instituted. The affair seems altogether one of the most distressing that has occurred for some years; and at the time when the mob, who were actuated apparently by the force of hunger, were fired on they were dispersing under the counsel of one or two magistrates.

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CONVEYANCE FROM THE COUNTIES OF TYRONE AND DERRY TO BELFATS, BY STEAM. -- On Friday the hull (in parts) of an iron steamer was removed from the premises of Messrs. Coats & Young, for Lough Neagh, to ply from Ballyroan to a port near Lurgan. Her dimensions are as follow: -- Length of keel, 86 feet; length on deck, 95 feet; breadth of beam, 18 feet; depth, about 10 feet. She is to be impelled by engines of sixty horse power.

On Tuesday, a boy who was bathing in Milewater river was carried beyond his reach, and would have been drowned but for the intrepidity of a sailor, who plunged in to the water to save him.

DROWNING. -- On Tuesday evening, a fine young man, named Russell Farrell, while bathing in the Lagan, near Lisburn, took cramp, and, before assistance reached him, was drowned.

FATAL ACCIDENT. -- DEATH OF BERNARD SHORT, OF MULLADRY. -- Among the melancholy deaths by drowning which have occurred in our river, since the commencement of the bathing season, none has created more general regret among the humble classes who admired the effusions of his rustic muse, than that of Bernard Short, the "bard of Mulladry," as he was proud to style himself. This lamentable accident took place yesterday, in the new channel, whither the deceased repaired to enjoy the luxury of a bathe; but, it appears, while in a state of partial inebriation, a failing to which, like too many more aspiring " sons of genius," he was somewhat liable. He had been but a short time in the water,, when, probably from having been seized by cramp, he was observed to sink several times below the surface. He was speedily brought ashore, and medical assistance obtained; but all efforts to restore animation proved fruitless. Short had published several small volumes in rhyme, of which he was at once author, publisher, and bookseller; and our street minstrelsy is also largely indebted to his "powers of song." His works were long since reviewed in a respectable journal, in company with those of the Rev. John Graham of Magilligan, "Hafiz" of Dromore, &c., much to the amusement of its readers. The poor "poet" was a native, we believe, of Armagh, but had resided for many years, and until recently, at Mulladry, near Richhill.

DESTRUCTIVE FIRE. -- On Sunday night the provisions-curing establishment of Mr. Riley, in Chichester Street, was discovered to be on fire, and in a short time the flames had gained an ascendency which made it evident that no exertions, however prompt or well-directed, could save it from destruction. An effective police force, under the command of Sub-Inspector Giveen, and a detachment of the 54th Regiment, were soon at the scene of conflagration; and the fire-engines were efficiently manned; but, as is too frequently the case on such occasions, the supply of water was miserably deficient. In about three hours after the fire was first observed, the building was almost reduced to ruins, and the amount of property saved was not great. There was no lack of zeal on the part of the crowd whom the alarm had collected, to aid in arresting the progress of the fire; but their well-meant efforts were, unfortunately, unavailing. We observed Mr. Molony, R.M., Chief Constable Armstrong, Constable Green, and others connected with the Police Establishment, particularly active on the occasion. The concern, it is said, was insured; but the loss must be considerable.

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LIST OF OFFICERS. -- Assistant Commissioner -- Edward Gulson, Esq., Rosstrevor.

LIST OF EX-OFFICIO GUARDIANS. -- John Rowan, Esq., Merville; William Cairns, Esq., Cultra; John M'Neile, Esq., Parkmount; Richard B. Blakiston, Esq., Orangefield. Vice-Chairman -- Robert J. Tennent, Esq:, Belfast; Robert Thomson, Esq., Jennymount; R. F. Gordon, Esq., Belfast.

Belfast Electoral Division. -- Dock Ward -- Valentine Whitla, Esq., Belfast, J. P. Hudson, Esq., Botanic Road: St. Anne's Ward -- Henry Murney, Esq., Belfast, Patrick M'Auley, Esq., do.; Smithfield Ward -- James M'Conkey, Esq., do., James M'Tier, Esq., do.; St. George's and Cromac Ward, West -- Samuel G. Fenton, Esq., do., John Clarke, Esq., Deputy Vice-Chairman, do.; Country Ward -- John Lepper, Esq., do., John Knox, Esq., do.

Electoral Division of -- Greencastle -- John F. Ferguson, Esq., Belfast; Ballygomartin -- Samuel NeIson, Esq., do.; Ballymurphy -- John Charley, Esq., Finaghy; Whitehouse -- John Cunningham, jun., Esq., Belfast; Carnmoney -- A. H. Haliday, Esq., Chairman, Clifden; Ballysillan -- Joseph Bigger, Esq., Belfast; Ballymacarrett -- James Montgomery, Esq., Ballymacarrett, Daniel L. Boyd, Esq., Fort-Breda; Castlereagh -- Robt. M'Connell, Esq., Castlereagh; Dundonald -- Robert A. Gordon, Esq., Summerfield; Holywood -- Hugh Stewart, Esq., Holywood; Ballyhackmore -- William Harlin, Esq., Strandtown.

NEWTOWNARDS POOR LAW UNION. -- The Board of Guardians, now complete, is composed of the following members: --

Ex-Officio Guardians. -- William Sharman Crawford, Esq., M.P., Crawfordsburn, Bangor, Chairman; Robert Gordon, Esq., Florida, Killinchy; Colonel Ward, Greyabbey; R. B. Blakiston, Esq., Orangefield, Belfast; Captain Leslie, R.N., Rosebank, Donaghadee; John Andrews, Esq., Comber, Vice-Chairman; Samuel D. Crommelin, Esq., Carrowdore Castle, Donaghadee; Thomas M'Leroth, Esq., Killynether House, Newtownards.

Electoral Divisions. -- Newtownards -- Mr. Samuel Black, Newtownards. Mr. John Taylor, Newtownards; Mountstewart -- Mr. David Jamieson, Movilla, Mr. John Paisley, Ballyblack, Newtownards; Greyabbey -- Mr. M. Thompson, Ballyboley, Greyabbey; Kirkcubbin -- Mr. J. Welshy, jun., Granshaw, Kircubbin; Ballyhalbert -- Mr. Miller Morrison, Ballyhalbert, Kirkcubbin; Donaghadee -- Mr. Charles Maxwell, Donaghadee, Mr. Alexander M'Minn, Herdstown, Donaghadee; Carrowdore -- Mr. Gilbert Muckle, Ballyfrenis, Donaghadee; Ballywalter -- Mr. Robert Gelston, Whitechurch, Ballywalter, Greyabbey; Bangor -- Bangor Ward -- Mr. James M'Kee, bangor; Balloo Ward -- R. S. Nicholson, Esq., Balloo, Bangor; Ballyholme Ward -- Mr. W. Clarke, Ballycormick, Bangor; Ballysallagh Ward -- Frederick S. Crawford, Esq., Crawfordsburn, Bangor; Newtownards South -- Mr. John Lanktree, Villa, Newtownards; Ballygowan -- Mr. Samuel Lowry, Ballygowan, Comber; Comber -- Mr. John Miller, Comber, Guy Stone, Esq., Barhill, Comber, Deputy Vice-Chairman; Ballymeglaff -- Mr. John Sinclair, Henryvale, Dundonald; Moneyrea -- Mr. James Montgomery, Ballyrush, Comber; Kilmood -- Mr. John M'Kee, Ballykeigle, Killinchy, Mr. Samuel Duff, Ballybunden, Killinchy; Tullynakill -- Mr. Robert Barry, Ringneil, Killinchy.

LARNE POOR-LAW UNION. -- Assistant-Commissioner -- Honourable Charles Clements, Moneymore. Ex-officio Guardians -- Edmund M'Donnell, Esq., Glenarm Castle, Chairman; Thomas Davison, Esq., Glenarm; Thomas Maxwell, Esq., Magheramourne House, Vice-Chairman; George Whitla, Esq., Inver Lodge; Wm. Burleigh, Esq., Carrickfergus; James Wills, Esq., Carrickfergus. Electoral Divisions -- Larne -- Solomon Darcus, Esq., Gardenmore; Archibald Barklie, Esq., Inver House; Miles Atkinson, Esq., Larne. Cairncastle -- Campbell Wilson, Esq., Weyburn. Glenarm -- John M'Cambridge, Esq., Glenarm Park; Robert Robinson, Esq., Foxhall. Gleneloy -- John Graham, Esq., Augharemlagh. Ardelinis -- Edmund O'Neile, Esq., Grenaghon; Philip Gibbons, Esq., Carnlough. Kilwaughter -- Edmund M'G. Casement, Esq., Invermore. Ballycor -- James Marshall, Esq., Ballyboley. Ballynure -- John Forsythe, Esq., Ballynure; Andrew Kirk, Esq., Ballynure. Raloo -- William M'Roberts, Esq., Ballygowan. Glynn -- Randal William Johnston, Esq., Glynn. Islandmagee -- Gilbert Laird, Esq., Ballycarry; Robert Smiley, Esq., BAllylumford. Templecorran -- Robert Wright, Esq., Red Hall; Philip Fletcher, Esq., Eden Cottage. Carrickfergus; William K. Martin, Esq., M.D., Carrickfergus; Paul Logan, Esq., Knocklagh.

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The Joseph P. Dobree of Belfast, Hawkins, from Havannah to St. Petersburg, passed the Sound, 31st ult.

The Troubadour of Belfast, Smith, Sailed from Saugor, for Liverpool, April 10.

The Lady Colebrook, from Londonderry to New York, was spoken on the 24th ult.

The Glenview of Belfast, from Liverpool to New York, was spoken in lat. 59, long. 14.

The British Queen steamer, on the 20th ult., was spoken in lat. 47, long. 31.

The Susan and Jane, from Donegall to St. John's, New Brunswick, on the 24th ult., was spoken in lat. 47, long. 29, by the Grace Darling, arrived at Cork.

The Salem of Belfast, is loading for Mobile, at Liverpool.

Mary, Limerick to New York, 18th ult. was spoken in lat. 46, long. 39.

Blanche, of and from Donegall, 18th ult. was spoken in lat. 46, long. 40, by the Hauterium Abbey, arrived at Portsmouth.

Chieftain, Belfast to Quebec, 22d ult. was spoken in lat. 48, long. 33.

Huron of Belfast, Liverpool to New York, was spoken in lat. 46, long. 33, by the Rienzi, arrived off Folkestone.

John and Mary Fox of Belfast, sailed from Barbadoes for this port, April 30.

The ship Consbrook of Belfast, Pollock, cleared at Liverpool for Quebec 2d inst.

The ship Victoria of Belfast, M'Mahon, sailed from Liverpool for Quebec, 1st inst.

The Charlotte, Andrews, and Ocean Queen, Wilson, for Quebec; the Friendship, Nicholl, for St. John's, and Coronet, Bute, for Wilmington, have sailed from Derry.

The ship Londonderry, Capt. Hatrick, of and from Derry to St. John's, N.B., with passengers, arrived safe on the 14th May -- all well.

PORTSMOUTH, June 9. -- Sailed this afternoon, the Winchester, 50, Captain Charles Eden, bearing the flag (blue at the mizzen) of Rear-Admiral the Hon. Jocelyn Percy, C.B., appointed Commander-in-Chief at the Cape of Good Hope, to which port the Winchester proceeds direct. The Actaeon, 28, Capt. R. Russell, is expected at this port from South America, having on board a large freight on the merchants' account. The Imaun, 72, line-of-battle ship, fitting for the pendant of Commodore Byng, as also a receiving ship at Jamaica, is ordered to be got ready with every despatch, to take the place of the Magnificent, which ship is in a sinking state, and considered unfit to return to England. Ships in harbour, in commission: -- The St. Vincent, the Victory, the Royal George yacht, the Satellite, the Albatross, and the Volcano steamer.

PLYMOUTH, June 9. -- Captain William Symon's, the Surveyor of the Navy, arrived here last night on an official visit to the Government establishment at this port. The Hope, Saracen, Scorpion, Musquito, and Tyrian brigs are ordered to be brought forward in turn for commissioning, as the other works of the dock-yard will permit. The Espoir, 10, brig, is not to be put in commission; the order for her fitting is cancelled. The masts of the America, 50, now getting ready for commission, are ordered to be fitted with Mr. Snow Harris's lightning conductors.


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The Banner of Ulster - 17 June, 1842


On the 4th instant, by the Rev. John Gamber, Ballygowan, Mr. John Piper, Moneyrea, to Margaret, daughter of Mr. Samuel Huddlestone of Monlough.

On the 8th instant, by the Rev. G. B. Coulter, Castleblayney, Mr. Robert Wallace, Tullycoorah, to Mrs. Cromey, widow of the late Mr. James Cromey.

On the 9th instant, by the Rev. S. B. Shaw, Mr. James White, Whitehead, to Elizabeth, sole surviving daughter of the late Edward Boyle, Drumcrew.

On the 2d instant, at Templeport, by the Rev. G. Dela Poer Beresford, Gerald S. Fitzgerald, Esq., late Captain in the 12th Regiment, and son of Vice-Admiral Sir Robert Fitzgerald, K.C.H., to Susan Anna, daughter of the Hon. and Rev. G. De La Poer Beresford.

On the 9th instant, by the Rev. R. Pole, Charles Rowland Palmer Morewood, Esq., eldest son of William Palmer Morewood, Esq., of Alfreton Park, in the county of Derby, and Ladbroke, in the county of Warwick, to Georgina, daughter of the Right Hon. Lord Byron.

In the Church of Raphoe, on the 1st Instant, by the Rev. Thos. Irwin, of the Deanery, Captain Crawley, Sub-Inspector of the Constabulary, to Elizabeth, eldest daughter of the late Mr. William M'Clintock, merchant, of the city of Londonderry.

On the 7th instant, by the Rev. Thomas Ellison of Banagher, Mr. Samuel Mercer of Dungiven, architect, to Eliza, only daughter of Mr. Hans Witherow of Aughlish, near same place.

In Urney Church, on the 8th instant, by his brother, the Rev. Vincent B. Smyth, William Smyth, Esq., Manager of the Belfast Branch, Strabane, to Matilda Anne, second daughter of the late James Sproul, Esq., of Mellmount, near Strabane.

At Muff, on the 12th ultimo, by the Rev. M. Moore, Mr. Robert Moncrief of Maydown, to Margaret, youngest daughter of Mr. Aaron Harvey Muff, county Derry.


At his residence, in Island Magee, on the 12th instant, the Rev. JOHN MURPHY, in his eighty-seventh year. Mr. Murphy was for upwards of fifty-five years minister of the Presbyterian Church of Island Magee.

On the 11th instant, in Donegall Street, Mary, daughter of the late Luke Teeling, Esq., of Lisburn.

At Donaghadee, on the 10th instant, in the seventy-first year of her age, Mrs. Bowser, relict of the late Lieutenant Robert Bowser, 17th Royal Veteran Battalion.

On the 11th instant, at Ballymena, Mr. Samuel M'Master, aged eighty-one years.

On the 7th instant, at his residence, in Newry, Samuel Bell, Esq., aged seventy-eight years.

On the 6th instant, at Galgorm Castle, Ballymena, Louisa Isabella, daughter of George Joy, Esq., aged two years and five months.

On the 7th instant, Elizabeth, the beloved wife of Mr. William Skeffington, Old Lodge Road, in the sixty-fifth year of her age.

On the 2d instant, of a few days' illness, Mr. Thomas Anderson, Great Edward Street, in the seventieth year of his age.

On the 1st instant, at Rickamore, Templepatrick, aged seventy years, Mrs. Ann Watt, relict of the late Mr. James Watt of Belfast.


(From the Scotsman.)

WE lately gave an account of the emigration to Canada; but a recent return puts us in possession of the amount of emigration to all quarters of the globe. The following table gives the number of persons who emigrated to all foreign countries in 1841: --

TO AMERICA. England Scotland Ireland Total
United States 39,066 2,058 3,893 45,017
Texas 46 - - 46
Central America 106 - - 106
Canada 6,090 3,730 16,542 26,362
New Brunswick 358 250 6,683 7,291
N. Scotia and C. Breton 618 1,693 33 2,344
Newfoundland 78 48 210 336
Prince Edward's Island 325 885 62 1,831
Jamaica 1,111 162 - 1,273
British Guiana 84 63 - 147
Trinidad 29 58 - 87
Other W. India Islands 514 83 26 623
Falkland Islands 27 - - 27
Western Africa 65 - - 65
Cape of Good Hope 368 - - 368
Mauritius 40 - - 40
Moulmein - 4 - 4
Sydney 12,288 2,990 2,214 17,492
Port Philip 5,721 1,967 2,206 9,894
Van Diemons Land 757 49 - 806
South Australia 168 7 - 175
Western Australia 357 - - 357
New Zealand 3,888 13 - 3,901
Total 72,104 14,060 32,428 118,592

There is something curious in the preference which the emigrants from England, Scotland, and Ireland display for their different localities. The proportions emigrating to the countries below are as follows: --


  Per cent. Per cent. Per cent.
To United States 54 14.5 12
To Sydney 17 21.25 7
To Canada 8.5 25 50
To Port Philip 8 14 7

The 118,592 emigrants properly carried with them, or expended on their passages, 20 each; and thus the money which left the country must have amounted to upwards of 2,000,000.

This gigantic emigration is one of the things which convey an idea of the immense resources of Britain. The United Kingdom contains only the ninth part of the population of Europe; and we believe it may be safely said, that all the other eight parts do not send out half the number of emigrants annually which are sent out by the British Isles alone.

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The Sergeant-Major of this corp being about to retire from the service, his comrade sergeants at the depot, stationed in this town, entertained him with a splendid supper on Wednesday evening last. This worthy old soldier (recently returned from the West Indies) carries with him the acknowledgment of his country in a Waterloo medal; the approbation and confidence of his officers in a medal, for long and meritorious service, and the good wishes of his brother non-commissioned officers, who, on that evening, presented him with a very elegant gold medal, as a token of the high esteem and regard they have towards a long-tried and faithful comrade in arms. The offices present with the depot contributed very handsomely to the evening festival, and testified their respect for this deserving veteran, by attending during the presentation of the gold medal. The health of the Queen and the Prince of Wales were drank, followed by many a hearty cheer, and the entertainment closed with the National Anthem. Sergeant-Major William Chew has been a member of that highly-disciplined corps, the Oxford Light Infantry, upwards of twenty-eight years. The following is the inscription on the face of the medal: -- Presented to Sergeant-Major William Chew, 52d Light Infantry, by his Brother Sergeants,
(On the Reverse),
As a token of respect in esteem they have for him as a friend, and in remembrance of his long and faithful services in their gallant Corps.

There are some extraordinary coincidences in the three regiments of cavalry comprising the garrison of Dublin -- namely, the 4th Royal Irish Dragoon Guards, commanded by Colonel Chatterton, K.H.; the 10th Royal Irish Hussars, Colonel Vandeleur; and the 12th Royal Lancers, Colonel Stawell. The three regiments are Royal; all served in the Peninsula; the three commanding officers Irishmen, and Munster men -- all are Colonels in the army. They all served together in the same regiment, the 12th; all were in the Peninsula -- all were in Waterloo -- and all are men of the highest character in the profession for gallantry and ability. It is well worthy of remark, that of six Cavalry Field Officers, belonging to the Cavalry Regiments in Dublin, five served with the 12th, and were in the battle of Waterloo.

Colonel Marcus Beresford has entered upon his duties as Assistant-Adjutant-General of the southern district, in succession to Major-general Turner.

The 37th Regiment has moved from Templemore to Limerick. Lieutenant-Colonel Bradshaw having proceeded to England on leave of absence, the command of this regiment devolves upon Major Skelly.

The head-quarters of the 4th Royal Irish Dragoon Guards arrived at Drogheda on Monday and Tuesday se'ennight, en route to Newbridge and Dundalk.

60th, King's Royal Rifle Corps -- The Jamaica Royal Gazette announces the death of Lieutenant-Colonel Charles Markham, commanding the 2d battalion, after a protracted illness at Kingston, on the 22d of April.

MONTHLY MILITARY OBITUARY. -- General -- Thomas Scott. Lieutenant-Generals -- Sir William Nicholay C.B. K.C.H., Col. of the 1st W. I. Reg.; Sir Wiltshire Wilson, K.C.H., R. Art. Colonel -- Gold, C.B., late of the Royal Art. Major -- Laurie, R. Mar. Captains -- Hon. Major Henniker, 2d Life Guards; Vernon, 15th Hussars; Keating, 87th Foot; Symonds, 96th Foot; Skelton, Mil. Knight of Windsor; Frome, h.p. 66th Foot; Royal, late 2d R. Vet. Battalion; M. Lloyd, unattached; T. F. Simmons, h.p. R. Art.; Cottell, h.p. R. Mar. Lieutenants -- Fitzgerald, 46th Foot; Allez, 53rd Foot; W. S. Johnston, h.p. 29th Foot; Moody, h.p. Mueron's Reg. 2d Lieutenants, Cornet, and Ensigns -- Prosser, h.p. R. Mar.; Sayer h.p. R. Mar.; Wilkinson, h.p. 60th Foot; Moore, h.p. 67th Foot. Commissariat Department -- Asst.-Com.-Gen., Mitchison. Medical Department -- Surgeon, Dr. A. Blake, h.p. 16th Foot; Surgeon 2d Class, Dr. Anglin; Apothecary, Huggan, h.p.

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The Isis, 44, was at Rio de Janeiro on the 10th April.

The Belvidera, 36, was at Cadiz on 23rd May.

The Rodney, 90, arrived at Alexandria on the 10th May, and sailed for the Levant. The Cyclops arrived at Beyrout on the 18th, and the Magicienne on the 21st; the latter sailed again on the following day.

The Ringdove, 16, was at Bermuda on the 26th May.

The Pique, 36, Captain Forbes, has been paid off, and is to be immediately re-commissioned by Captain F., with all her fitments, spars, rigging, and armament, merely returning unserviceable stores.

PLYMOUTH, June 9. -- On Sunday, sailed the Malabar, 72, Captain G. R. Sartorious, for the Brazils, having on board supernumeraries for the vessels on that station. On Monday arrived the Plato steamer, Commander W. S. Blount, from the coast of Africa; she left Sierra Leone the 9th of April, leaving only the Prompt, man-of-war schooner, at that place; the Pluto sailed for Woolwich the next day. In harbour -- San Josef, Caledonia, Philomel, Confiance, Diligence transport.

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Mr. J. D. Jackson, Solicitor-General, has arrived in Dublin from London.

Mr. and Mrs. S. C. Hall have arrived in Dublin, on a visit to Mr. Evory Kennedy.

Mr. O'Connell and Solicitor-General have paired off, in order to come to Ireland, the former to defend, the latter to prosecute, the press, in the approaching prosecution of the Vindicator and Newry Examiner.

GOVERNMENT INQUIRY AT ENNIS. -- Mr. Smith, Q.C., presided on Friday at Ennis, by order of Government, to investigate all the matters relating to the late fatal affray in that town, so far as conduct of Mr. Smith, Stipendary Magistrate, and that of the police, were concerned. The learned barrister very properly ordered the policemen who had been committed under the coroner's warrant to be brought up, and remain in court during an investigation affecting themselves,. The police, on their way up from jail, were saluted with curses "loud and deep," by the congregated mob. -- Limerick Chronicle.

NEWTOWNARDS. -- THE MARQUIS OF LONDONDERRY. -- When the late depression in trade, by which two or three hundred operatives of Newtownards were thrown out of employment, became known to the Marquis of Londonderry, he, in a manner which reflects the greatest credit upon him, immediately ordered his under agents to commence several public improvements which he had in contemplation for some time; to open a large watercourse, commencing at the Glen mill, on the Crawfordsburn road, to sweep round the town on the west side, and discharge itself into the Manor mill-dam at the head of Mill Street, by which the inhabitants will be freed from the peril of inundation which took place almost every winter; and to widen, level, and otherwise improve, several back lanes of the town, by which they are made handsome second-rate streets. At these works, all, or nearly all, of the distressed operatives in want of employment are now busily engaged, and the noble Marquis has, by his timely and judicious interference, shown he does not belong to that class of Irish nobility who exercise the rights of property without its duties. -- Downpatrick Recorder.

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The Queen at the prosecution of the Attorney-General v. Patrick Dowdall, Proprietor of "Newry Examiner," and Charles G. Duffy, proprietor of "The Vindicator."

COUNSEL applied on the part of the Attorney-General in those cases (which were prosecutions for a seditious libel in the newspapers of which the defendants were the proprietors) to have the hearing of the causes postponed to the 20th June. They had served notice for the 14th, but they found that they could not be prepared for a week.

Mr. O'HAGAN appeared for the traversers, and they were anxious that the Court should make the time as long as possible. Mr. O'Connell was specially retained for the defence in both cases, and defendants wished to have the trial fixed for as distant a day as possible, as he (Mr. O'C) was engaged in England, and it would be necessary to make arrangements that he might be in this country to conduct the defence.

Counsel for the Crown was not at liberty to speak on this point. If a longer time were given, the Special Commission would intervene, and the Attorney-General would be obliged to leave town. As to the circumstance of Mr. O'Connell being retained, he did not think that that was sufficient cause for a further adjournment.

Mr. O'Hagan thought that as Mr. O'Connell was special Counsel in this case, his being unavoidably detained in England would be a good cause for prolonging the time.

The Court said that all that could be giving was a week, and this time was a accordingly allowed.

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O'Flaherty v. Coffey, proprietor of the "Dublin Monitor."

Mr. CLOSE wished the Court to hear a few words in this case. A conditional order for a criminal information had been obtained against the defendant, but the parties had come to arrangement; it was resolved that no further proceedings should be taken, and the Counsel for Mr. Coffey was present, who would give an explanation in Court.

Mr. O'HAGAN stated the circumstances which led to the original proceedings. Mr. Coffey said he would be mistaken as to Mr. O'Flaherty's been confined in jail -- that he found it was another person of the same name. It was allowed that Mr. O'Flaherty most fully justified himself, and that the Commission of the Peace had been offered to him. On the part of Mr. Coffey, he (Mr. O'Hagan) should say that he took the first opportunity to set himself right, and corrected his mistake as soon as he was made aware of it, through local paper.

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ARREST OF A RETURNED CONVICT. -- A notorious character, named Stephen Nash, was arrested on Thursday morning last, near this city. He had been twice transported from Waterford. He was sent to Sydney, where he remained for four years, when he made his escape, and returned to Waterford. He was again convicted of felony, and again transported. He was not more than four months in New South Wales when he succeeded a second time in effecting his escape, and his way back to this country. He had been latterly working as a journeyman baker in various parts of the county Kilkenny. -- Kilkenny Moderator.

FISHERY RIOTS AT CULMORE. -- Several persons, against whom informations were sworn at Petty Sessions, as being engaged in low late fishery riots at Culmore, have been held to bail to stand their trial at the ensuing Newtownlimavady Sessions.

The Leinster Express this report of an enquiry held in Mountmellick, relative to the destruction and forgery of voting papers, at the late election of Guardians for that Union; and one of the most extraordinary features of the proceedings is that where two Roman Catholic clergymen were proved to have broken into houses at night, accompanied by a mob, demanded the voting papers, and altered and defaced them so as to cause the defeat of three candidates proposed by Sir Charles Coote's agent. These proceedings demonstrate the necessity of providing by a legislative enactment against such illegal interference at future elections.

MURDER OF A WIFE BY HER HUSBAND. -- This neighbourhood has been thrown into state of the most extraordinary alarm and excitement, for the last week, in consequence of a most horrible and brutal murder at Kileen -- near the demesne of Durrow, where the late lamented Earl of Norbury was most mysteriously, but most barbarously, murdered -- of Mary Wheelahan, on the night of Tuesday the 31st ultimo, who was strangled to death by Walter Wheelahan, her husband, who had her body concealed in a tillage field, under ground, near their dwelling, until last Sunday. The supposed cause of this murder is an unaccountable hatred of the wife, produced by, perhaps, a criminal attachment of the husband to another female. This good and virtuous woman was two days murdered before she was missed by her friends. Upon inquiry, they were told by the husband and his relatives that, as they did not live happy together, she had got some money and gone to America.

The statement of the husband was so unsatisfactory, that search was made on Sunday evening, when the body was found in the tillage filed, about fifteen perches from the dwelling-house. On Monday an inquest was held by James Dillon, Esq., coroner, and a respectable jury. After a long and minute investigation of witnesses, a verdict of "wilful murder" was given against the unnatural husband, who, with his aged father as an accomplice, has been committed to the county jail. -- King's County Correspondent of Morning Register.

MURDER OF A CHILD BY ITS MOTHER. -- On the 7th and 8th instant, the coroner of the county Dublin held an inquest at Lucan, on the body of a child, one month old, named Elizabeth Nolan. It appeared in evidence that two of the Leixlip constabulary were passing between Banbuster Bridge and Lucan, when one of them observed a child in the canal. He called to his comrade, when ho took the child out, who was then warm. The other policeman observed a woman running swiftly, whom he overtook in a quarter of an hour. She immediately acknowledged that she was the mother, and said that she committed the unfortunate act from want. The prisoner has been committed to Kilmainham.

An inquest was held at Newtownlimavady, by David Kelly, Esq., county coroner, on 9th June, on view of the body of a new-born infant which had been found in the river Roe, near Newtown. It was the opinion of the medical gentleman who examined the case that the child had been life, and the died from violence. The verdict was in accordance with his opinion.

SUICIDE. -- On Thursday last, James Hayes, servant to Mr R. Baggs of the Quoile, near Downpatrick, committed suicide by hanging himself. He was cut down, but every effort to restore animation proved ineffectual. An inquest was held before Dr. Tyrrell and a respectable jury, who returned a verdict "That deceased hanged himself while labouring under a fit of temporary insanity."

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Monday, June 13.

Among the cases adjudicated on to-day, before WALTER MOLONY and S. G. Fenton, Esqrs., were the following, our report of which we were obliged to omit on Tuesday, to make room for that of the proceedings in the Court of Queen's Bench, on the Presbyterian marriage case: --


Francis Friars, a bailiff, appeared to answer the charge of Messrs. Holden Pearce, of the Phoenix Foundry, for stealing a soldering iron (so described, though made of copper), the value 5s., the property of said firm, seized by them under an attachment.

Mr. O'RORKE, who appeared for the prosecution, stated that this was indeed an extraordinary case. Messrs. Holden and Pearce, iron founders, had sued on an attachment against a person named John Davenport for 18 18s. 1d; and three other persons, bailiffs, also appeared as plaintiffs, in attachments against the same defendant. There prevailed in Belfast a practice that, were one bailiff had such business as this on hand, there were always a bevy of others of the same respectable class ready to accompany him. Mr. Davenport gave to a Holden and Pearce a written consent for sale, to save further law costs, and they proceeded to sell accordingly. Mr Holden chanced to be present, and on of the days of sale observed an instrument termed a soldering iron in the hands of the defendant, Mr. Francis Friars, which he afterwards missed, and was certain had not been sold. On charging Friars with having had it, and making further enquiries respecting it, Friars thought proper to call him a liar, and sundry epithets equally polite; but he did not stop there -- he had a character to defend; and he actually procured some person -- he (Mr. O'Rorke) regretted that such men existed in the profession, as no man was safe while they did exist -- to sue out a writ in the superior court against Mr. Holden, for defamation of character! This very person -- this Mr. Friars -- now admitted that he had the article in his hand; and Mr. Holden had tasted it to Smithfield, and thence to the very house were Friars lodged. He (Mr. O'Rorke) had seen the writ; and had advised Mr. Holden, as well for his own sake as for that of the public, to institute proceedings in this court, that the shameful proceeding of Friars she be fully investigated.

Mr. MOLONY -- was there an inventory taken of the goods seized?

Mr. O'RORKE -- I don't know that there was, your Worship; but I am instructed that we can prove the identity of the article stolen by Mr. Davenport himself, as well as by the evidence of persons who work in his employment.

Mr. O'RORKE then proceeded to call the following witnesses; --

J. Davenport examined. -- I remember an attachment issued against my goods by Holden and Pearce. I signed a consent for sale, and was present at the auction. I saw Francis Friars at the sale. I had this article (a soldering iron) on that day. It was my property, and on my premises that day. I don't remember an article of the kind been sold at the auction. I missed it afterwards, and saw it again in Mr. Holden's possession. I put down in my book, to the best of my opinion, every article sold, but this does not appear amongst them. The iron is worth, perhaps, 5s. The sale took place on Monday and Tuesday last. Cross-examined -- I can positively say that this article is not one of those sold. I never had another of the kind. There are other irons of the same shape.

Joseph Elwood examined. -- I was in the employment of Mr. Davenport, and have no doubt that this iron was in his foundry on Monday last.

G. G. Laird examined. -- I am an auctioneer and valuator, and was called on to make a sale under three attachments and Mr. Davenport's premises, Great George Street. I made a list of the articles sold. That now produced is not one of those. I missed it and spoke about it to Mr. Holden. I am bound to make a return, upon oath, to the Excise Office, of all the articles sold by me. Friars was present at the sale.

Mr. James Holden deponed that he saw the iron in Friars hand, on the day of the sale, and that, on missing it, and charging him with having it, he called witness a liar. He traced it to the defendant's house, and saw a man running off with it, who, on seeing deponent, went back, and deposited it under the stair, where deponent found it. The person alluded to was a blacksmith named M'Keown, of West Street, to whom it had been offered for sale, by a woman who lived with Friars, and who gave information as to where it was to be found.

M'Keown gave evidence to the effect that Friar's female accomplice gave him the article, to make sale of it; and directed him that, if he could not get a shilling for it, he should take the rivets out of it, and return her the copper. He lived in the same house with Friars.

Mr. O'RORKE said he should apply to the Court for information against Friars for the theft of the article, and against M'Keown for receiving it, knowing it to have been stolen.

Friars acknowledged having had the implement in his possession.

John Moneypenny deponed that he saw the tool in Friars hand, and that he did not see him lay it down.

John Littlewood, and mechanic in Davenport's employment, proved the identity of the article by a file-mark he had made on it.

Mr. MOLONY said he had no hesitation in taking informations against M'Keown.

M'Grogan, the female who lives with Friars, in the character of the wife, was produced; but gave a prevaricating and unfeasible account of the manner in which she came into possession of the soldering iron.

Mr. O'RORKE trusted that, after this exhibition, the magistrates would feel themselves warranted in granting double informations.

Two witnesses were produced for the defence; but their evidence was by no means of an exculpatory nature.

Mr. MOLONY said he should take informations against the three persons (including the female), but that Friars would be admitted to bail.


Several paupers, inmates of the workhouse, who had been brought up for trial on Saturday, charged with insubordination, but whose cases were ordered to stand over, in order to the production of additional evidence, were again placed on their trial.

Mr. O'RORKE said -- Previous to your Worships' entering upon this case, I have to apply that you will enter up a charge against Stewart, the writing-master or school-master of the workhouse, for an assault on Margaret Ward, one of the paupers. This course; I am bound to tell your Worships, will be highly necessary to a full and impartial investigation of the case.

Mr. MOLONY said the case had been deferred until to-day, that further evidence might be produced. It appeared to him from proceedings, so far as they had gone, but the case stood thus: -- Mr. Connor, the late master of the workhouse, had gone thither to see his wife. A dispute arose among the offices -- he (Mr. Molony) would not say which of them was right, or which wrong -- and some of the paupers took part with the master who was now going out of office -- a door was broken in, and riot took place.

Mr. O'RORKE was not prepared to disprove much what his worship had said. He believed there had been a row; but that would not justify Stewart, the school-master, in striking a pauper a box on the forehead -- still less so when that pauper was a female.

Mr. MAGENIS (who appeared for the prosecution of the rioter's) said he was instructed by Mr. Boyce, clerk of the Union, that he had never heard of this new charge until he came into court to-day.

Mr. MOLONY said the court could allow time to produce witnesses.

Mr. O'RORKE considered it highly necessary that, in the case of such an establishment as the workhouse, the affair should be adjudicated upon as soon as possible, lest there should be corruption or manufacture of witnesses.

Mr. BOYCE -- Is it not usual to issue summonses in such cases? We do not wish to produce any witnesses from among the paupers.

Mr. MOLONY said he would grant a summons against Stewart;but it was not for that person to say whether or not to he would answer the charge, but when he would be prepared to do so. He thought these cases of so much public importance, that he should send them to the Quarter Sessions, where Mr. Stewart would have an opportunity of fully defending himself. He would consider he was not fulfilling his duty as a Magistrate if he did not do this.

Mr. O'RORKE said it would be a charity to those who paid for the support of those workhouses and their officers, if the case were put in a train for a full and thorough investigation before a jury. When such rows as those which had lately taken place occurred among the officers of the Union, he was only surprised that the instances of insubordination among the paupers were not more frequent.

Mr. BOYCE applied to have the witnesses put out of court, until called upon in the succession.

Mr. O'RORKE said that he would agree to no such arrangement. He should strengthen his own case by having them present.

Mr. MOLONY reminded Mr. Boyce that his witnesses were in court on Saturday.

Mr. BOYCE said, if the witnesses were not kept out of court, he could not expect justice.

Mr. O'RORKE (warmly) -- You have no right to make any such unfair statement, Sir.

Mr. MAGENIS consented that the charge against Stewart should be gone into now.

The following witnesses were then called for the prosecution: --

John Brett, examined by Mr. O'RORKE. -- Until lately, I was master of the workhouse of this Union. On Tuesday fortnight, I sent in my resignation to the Board. It lay over unanswered, and the Guardians advertised for a master and matron. I have since received an answer (produced) dated the 6th inst., accepting my resignation. I was in the workhouse on Wednesday last. I had issued provisions for the breakfast, and all was going on well. One of the lately appointed Guardians was present to attend to superintend the arrangements. As soon as this gentleman turned his back, Mr. Boyce, the clerk, introduced Mr. Connor, the late master, to interrupt me in my duties. I gave Mr. Boyce such keys as he required, but those of my private apartments I retained, the Guardians having allowed me time to provide myself with private lodgings, which I had sent a servant to do. No disturbance took place among the paupers until they saw the porter, Mrs. Connor, and the schoolmaster, trying to force me out of the house. They said I was a dismissed officer, and forced me out of the gate, saying that I had been discharged for robbing the paupers. I was afterwards, on coming back to the gate, refused my night dress. The paupers took my part when they saw me caught hold of. They seemed to be attached to me, from my having done my duty in the house.

The witness was cross-examined by Mr. MAGENIS, but his testimony remained unvaried.

Margaret Ward gave evidence corroboratory of the above.

Mr. O'RORKE here accused Mr. Boyce of looking sternly in the face of the witnesses, and told him that, if he chose to become a reporter, he might do so; but he should not permit him to intimidate these poor paupers.

Mr. Boyce replied by requesting Mr. O'Rorke to ask them if any intimidation had been used.

The examination of the witness was resumed as follows: --

After dinner, that day, Mr. Brett came to the dining-hall as usual, to see what we were about. Mrs. Connor ran up, and caught him by the breast, telling him that he had no business there -- that he had been discharged at 10 o'clock that morning. He replied that he had business there, and produced a letter from the guardians, which he said gave him authority to stop as long as convenient. The schoolmaster called him a liar, and said he had no business there; he caught Mr. Brett by the breast, and the porter caught him by the back of the neck, and told him he should not be there. I said they should not choke the man; Stewart cursed my soul, asked what business of mine it was, and struck me on the forehead. The paupers were locked up in the kitchen, but opened the door, and said they would not allow the gentleman to be ill-treated. They said he was the only gentleman who had been placed over them since the workhouse was opened -- that he had done them all manner of justice. He was put out of the hall, and Mr Connor, the late master, assaulted him. Cross-examined by Mr. MAGENIS -- Mr. Brett called Mr. Stewart a liar before the latter used the word to Mr. Brett.

Catherine Howley, another pauper, strictly corroborated the foregoing evidence. She also sworn that, when the paupers heard the noise in the dining-hall, the windows were broken by them, and they came to the assistance of Mr. Brett, determined that he should not be abused.

Mr. Boyce, the clerk of the Union, made some observations across the table relative to Mr. O'Rorke.

Mr. O'RORKE said he could not say a word that was not snarled at and taken as personal by Mr. Boyce. If that gentlemen have anything to say against him, he would be obliged to him me if he would state it openly. He (Mr. O'Rorke) had made use of no personalities during the trial. His only object was, to discover whether there had been insubordination among the paupers, or whether the offices appointed to govern them had not themselves been guilty of that offence.

Margaret Robinson and Sarah Madden, also inmates of the workhouse, gave evidence to the above effect.

Mr. O'RORKE said he closed his case here.

Mr. MOLONY -- We shall take informations in both cases -- against Stewart for the assault and against the paupers for insubordination -- and send them before a jury.

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Wednesday, June 15.

[Before W. MALONY, J. CURRELL, and J. MACNAMARA, Esqrs.]


Mr. O'RORKE requested the attention of the Bench to an application which he had to make, and said -- I know, your Worships, that my application is somewhat irregular; but I think that, when I shall have acquainted you with the circumstances under which I appear in support of it, you will be induced to entertain the application. You are aware that on Monday last I had occasion, in the course of my professional duty, to defend in this Court a number of poor persons, who were brought before you on a charge of mutiny and riot in the workhouse of the Belfast Poor Law Union. On that occasion, you will also recollect, a charge was entered up against an officer of the workhouse -- the schoolmaster -- for an assault on one of the pauper inmates, and informations were ordered against him, returnable to the next Quarter Sessions; informations being taken, at the same time, against the persons charged with mutiny and riot -- the Bench expressing a strong opinion on the necessity that existed, from the repeated broils which had occurred among the officers of the workhouse, for sending both cases before a jury, in order to a full investigation of all the circumstances connected with them. I cordially concurred in the propriety of the course taken by the Bench; feeling as I then did, as I still do, that if masters, and matrons, and constables of the workhouse quarrel among themselves, and collar one another, it is no wonder that the paupers are also occasionally guilty of unruly conduct. Matters remained in the state and have detailed until yesterday, when, I understand, there was a meeting of the Board of Guardians. I am, of course, ignorant of what took place at that meeting; but sure I am that it will startle this Court, and astonish the public, when it is made known to them through the medium of the press, that late last evening no fewer than sixteen paupers -- some of those very persons who are to stand theirs trials at the Quarter Sessions for mutiny and riot, and others -- the witnesses against the schoolmaster for his assault on the pauper female -- were turned out of the workhouse, to seek for food and shelter elsewhere! Last night, your Worships, this police office was turned into a poor-house; and those wretched beings -- some of them boys, others helpless women, and others aged females, in the last stage of frailty and decrepitude -- were here afforded that protection and relief which they were entitled to receive at the workhouse. Some of these people, no doubt, conceived, from the proceedings which took place in this Court, that they had a right to remain in the house until the cases in which they were involved had been decided. It is a principle of British law, that every one is to be considered innocent until he has been pronounced guilty by the verdict of a jury; thus, according to the spirit of our Constitution, these poor people were still innocent, at the time of their expulsion. For what reason they were turned out I do not know; but I am instructed that some of them resisted the officers who forcibly ejected them; that one of them, a boy named Boyd, would not permit the porter to strip the poor-house clothes of him, and that, in consequence, the porter -- I believe his name is Charles Macartney -- kicked him, knocked him down, trampled upon him, and beat and abused him in a most shameful manner. This, your Worships, took place pending the trials of the paupers and the schoolmaster; but I am convinced that, when those investigations shall take place, it will bear me out in my opinion that the tumults in the workhouse have been results more of the misconduct of the superintendents than of the paupers. It is on behalf of the lad Boyd that I apply for a summons against Macartney in the first instance; but I have also to apply on the part of another pauper, a female named Ann Jane Montgomery, who, on Sunday last, was struck by this Macartney so violent a blow upon the breast, that she was thrown into a swoon. His ill-treatment of her did not end here; for he also endeavoured to crush her behind the door, which, however, did not go far enough back for his purpose. I shall be able to show, upon the trial, that Macartney swore he would do the his utmost to have Ann Jane Montgomery and some other paupers expelled from the house, and expelled they were -- for what offence I am not prepared to say. They were turned out without a bite of food, without a house to shelter them. Last night, as I have already mentioned, they were received into this house, which, I know, will always be opened to the homeless and distressed; but that such cruelty should be exercised words poor wrenches, one of them an idiot, and several of them included informations for trial Quarter Sessions, is a thing which cannot but astonish the public. I have been indebted, this day, as I have often been before, to the courtesy of the Bench, for a sight of a letter, signed by Mr. Boyce, the clerk of the Union, and addressed to the Magistrates of this Court, which I shall take the liberty of now reading, and making a few comments upon.

[The letter was nearly in the following words: -- ]

"I beg to inform you that the following paupers -- (here followed the names) -- who were brought before the Justices on a charge of riotous and disorderly conduct in the workhouse, have been discharged this evening by order of the Board of Guardians, and that no further proceedings at law will be taken against them."

I wish (continued Mr. O'R.) to guard against saying anything that might give offence to the Guardians, particularly behind their backs; but, having it Mr. B's letter, I now ask this Bench not to permit the decision of any Board to supersede the decision of this Court. This Bench, after taking up much of their own and the public time, considered it incumbent upon them, for the purpose of having the late occurrences in the workhouse fully sifted and investigated, to send to the Quarter Sessions both of the cases brought before them; and I deny the right of the Board of Guardians to interfere with the matter which you have so properly put and train of investigation, and to say the proceedings shall drop at any time they please. The Guardians were themselves the means of having informations taken against the paupers; and I now call upon them to bring their witnesses forward, that their informations may be reduced to writing. I, as a person resident in this Union, and interested in the proper arrangement of the workhouse, call upon them to do this. I do think that, if your Worships now allow your decision to be set aside, you will not be affording to the public that opportunity of ascertaining the details of our workhouse system which they ought to possess. We have lodged informations against the schoolmaster, for an assault upon a female pauper. That charge will go forward to the Sessions, and we will there have, not a one-sided, but of full and fair investigation. I now ask that the other case shall be placed on the same footing; and, in conclusion, I apply to your Worships for summonses against the porter, Macartney, for assaults upon the lad Boyd and female pauper Ann Jane Montgomery.

Mr. MOLONY said that, of the charge against the paupers had been one of felony, the Court could have obliged the Guardians to prosecute. As, however, the offences was merely a misdemeanor, they had no power to force them to follow up the charge, if they did not think proper to do so voluntarily.

Mr. O'RORKE intimated that he should apply, at the Quarter Sessions, to file a bill of indictment against the paupers, and thus compel the attendance of the parties who ought to prosecute.

Mr. MOLONY said, that course was certainly open to Mr. O'RORKE.

Mr. O'RORKE observed that it was certainly a new feature in the history of the laws of this country, that a man or woman was to be prejudged in the way these poor paupers had been.

The boy Boyd was brought forward. He stated that his father and mother were both dead, and that he had been brought up in the old poor-house.

The summonses applied for were ordered to be issued against Macartney -- to be heard on Friday (this day).

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A person named James Wallace appeared, at the instance of Lieut. Starke, R.N., Government Emigration Agent at this port, to support a charge of obtaining money on false pretences against Messrs. M'Crea and Hanvey, Passenger Agents, who, he alleged, had taken 15s. as a deposit from him, for a passage to Quebec in a ship named the Splendid, but had not provided him with one.

James Wallace examined -- I engaged passage on the 5th of May last, in a packet, named the Splendid, to sail on 25th of May, and lodged 15s. deposit with Mr. M'Crea and his clerk. I got the ticket produced. I was to pay 5 12s. 6d. for the passages of myself, my wife, and two children. They said the Splendid was to come to this port to take in passengers, but I have never seen her since, nor has she arrived. I demanded the refunding of my deposit, but was refused. M'Crea and Hanvey offered me a passage in a ship named the Ann Hall.

Cross-examined by Mr. O'RORKE. -- I live in Dromara, M'Crea and Hanvey did not engage to write for me. I came down here on the 10th June, after I had engaged my passage. I cannot swear I was here on the 25th May; but I am aware I was in town four times since I paid the deposit. I think I was here before the 25th MAy. They told me the Ann Hall would not sail until the 22d of June, but they said nothing about the Splendid's not sailing till that day.

To Mr. MOLONY. -- I was told by M'Crea and Hanvey that they were fitting up the Splendid in Liverpool, and that she would probably arrive the next morning after I called, or the morning succeeding that. There were afterwards handbills circulated in my neighbourhood, stating that the Ann Hall would sail on the 1st June, and I was told I would get my passage in that vessel.

To Mr. O'RORKE -- I believe the Ann Hall is now in this port, and that she is a fine vessel.

Mr. O'RORKE said the charge for obtaining money on false pretences was ridiculous. The ticket did not bind M'Crea and Hanvey to provide the complainant with a passage by a certain day, but merely to provide him with a passage, and it appeared that they had offered him with a passage in the Ann Hall. It had also come out in evidence that he did not attend in Belfast in time to embark on the day he expected to do so.

Mr. MOLONY said, all the Court had to ascertain was, whether there was really such a vessel as the Splendid or not.

Mr. O'RORKE produced a young gentleman from M'Crea and Hanvey's who deponed that that firm had chartered the Splendid, and understood she was to have sailed from Belfast; but, instead, she sailed from Liverpool, and the Ann Hall, now in port, came in her place. In this vessel the complainant had been promised a passage, and agreed to take it.

Wallace said he never agreed to ship in the Ann Hall.

M'Crea and Hanvey's clerk said that they had actually sent a person specially to Dromara, to notice the complainant to come to Belfast to take his passage.

Mr. MACNAMARA said he was not aware that any such vessel as the Splendid had ever come to this port. Certainly she had not sailed on the 25th May, the date of sailing represented to Wallace.

In answer to a question from the Bench,

M'Crea and Hanvey's representative said that the Ann Hall had first been advertised to sail about the 1st June. -- She was now announced to sail on the 22d.

Lieut. STARKE remarked upon the hardship which such a postponement would entail upon emigrants.

Mr. MOLONY said he was very willing to do all in his power to assist the complainant and all persons similarly circumstanced, for whom he felt deeply; but, so imperfect was the law as it at present stood, that Magistrates could really do nothing in such cases. He had no doubt, however, that the new Act would afford proper protection to emigrants. He did not consider that the charge of obtaining money on fraudulent pretences had been sustained; but the plaintiff had his remedy against the defendants, by civil process in another Court, for breach of contract.

Lieut. STARKE said he had to call the attention of the Bench to a still worse case -- that of a person named Thos. Hughes, now present, who had paid 1 of a deposit to Mr. M'Crea for a passage, and who had got no ticket at all. Mr. Starke here produced a letter from one Messrs. M'Crea and Hanvey's agents in the country, ay whose office Hughes had engaged his passage, acknowledging the payment of the money.

Mr. O'RORKE said he had no notice of this case.

Hughes, on being examined, deponed that he had got no receipt for his 1, which he had paid in Benburb, County Tyrone, to Mr. M'Crea himself, for a passage in the Ann Hall, which, according to the handbills he had seen, was to have sailed about 1st June. He was now refused both his money and his passage.

Lieut. STARKE observed that the frauds practised upon poor emigrants were of the most shameful description. Only a fortnight ago, a person connected with one of the emigration offices told him (Lieut. Starke) to his face, on the quarter-deck of an emigrant ship, that, whether he got money honestly or dishonestly from these people, he would not refund a farthing of it unless forced to do so by law. And look at the hardship to which such a man as Wallace was subjected, by being detained a month.

M'Crea and Hanvey's young man said that person had not come to Belfast at the time appointed, or paid the balance of his passage money. He had been offered a passage in the Ann Hall, and 1s. a day, if detained after the day named for her sailing.

Lieut, STARKE replied, that so paltry a sum would be no recompense to the poor man for the loss of the harvest in Canada, and for being probably reduced to poverty there with his family.

Wallace repeated his assertion that he had never agreed to go in the Ann Hall. The vessel he entered for was the Splendid, which the agents told him was being fitted up in Liverpool, but she never arrived here.

Mr. MOLONY expressed his opinion that, if any professional gentleman would take up prosecutions against passenger agents, he would speedily make a fortune. He (Mr. M.) had seen in the newspapers some excellent and useful notices from Lieutenant Starke; and he was sure that, if that gentleman would insert a notice to persons intending to emigrate, that he was the Government Emigration Agent at this port, and that it would be for the advantage of persons about to ship here to call upon him, and receive instructions previous to engaging passages, he would be doing a good service to the public, in being able to put them on their guard against imposition.

Lieut. STARKE would be glad if the editors of newspapers would take up the subject which had been before the Court to-day, and expose the frauds complained of. He must say, however, that hitherto those gentlemen had uniformly refused to do so.

Mr. MOLONY said there must certainly be some mistake in the matter. He had always found the Belfast press ready to expose frauds and impositions, irrespective of persons.

Lieut. STARKE said that the uniform answer of the gentlemen alluded to, when application was made to them to publish such proceedings, was, that they were afraid of being prosecuted for libel. It appeared strange of him if the press were indictable for publishing the proceedings in a public court of justice. He hoped that more attention would be paid in the present instance.

Mr. O'RORKE said (pointing to Mr. M'Mullan, Reporter for the Banner), -- There is a gentleman taking notes just now, who, I am certain, will do you justice. I have since I had an opportunity of being acquainted with him as a Reporter, known him to spare those who deserved to be punished.

Mr. MOLONY had thrown out, for the notice of the press, his suggestion that Lieut, Starke should insert a notice, advising emigrants to call upon him for advice, before engaging passages. He was sure the press would assist him in this, and in preventing frauds which decidedly ought not to be screened. There were persons called crimps connected with passenger offices, who went about entrapping unwary emigrants, and for securing whom they were allowed 15s. or 1 a-head. The way in which these characters might be avoided would be, for the emigrant to call in the first instance upon the Government Agent.

Mr. O'RORKE said that, in the case of Wallace, his clients would either give him a passage in the Ann Hall or refund him his money.

Mr. MOLONY thought it was their duty to do this.

Mr. O'RORKE said that, in the exercise of his professional duty, he should be happy to lend all the assistance in his power to poor emigrants whom attempts had been made to defraud.

Mr. MOLONY then told Hughes that he was sorry the Bench had no power to serve him.

The parties then left the court.

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The Morgiana, Captain Curran, arrived safely at Charlotte Town, Prince Edward's Island, on the 28th May. The passengers, who were all in good health and spirits, had passed resolutions, thanking the Captain and crew for their kindness and attention to them during the voyage.

The Arabian, Captain Rainey, which sailed hence with passengers to Quebec, was at Gros Isle, on the 28th of May, and expected to be up to Quebec that evening. Crew and passengers all well.


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The Banner of Ulster - 21 June, 1842


In Limerick, the lady of the Rev. RICHARD WEBB of Belfast, of a Son.

On the 11th instant, at Strangford Lodge, the Lady of JAMES CHARLES BLACKWOOD, Esq., of a Son and heir.


On the 4th instant, by Rev. John Gamble of Ballygowan, Mr. JOHN PIPER, Moneyrea, to MARGARET, daughter of Mr. Samuel Huddleston of Monlough.

On the 13th instant, by the Rev. W. Denham, Boveedy, Mr. WM. MICHAEL, Boveedy, to Sarah, daughter of Mr. Archd. Wallace, of same place.

In Antrim Church, on 16th instant, by the Rev. William Green, Mr. WM. HUNTER MERVYN, Primitive Wesleyan Methodist Preacher, Belfast, to JANE, youngest daughter of Mr. Robert Scott of Antrim.

On the 12th instant, at Newtownards Church, by the Rev. Townley Blackwood, Mr. JAMES JAMISON, to Miss MARY PATTERSON, only daughter of the late Samuel Patterson, Esq., of Newtownards.

On the 11th May, at Hamilton, Upper Canada, by Rev. Mr. Gale, RICHARD JUSON, Esq., to Miss HARRIETT M'LAREN, Crescent, Derry.

On the 16th instant, by the Rev. Robert White, the Rev. JAMES HENRY SPEERS, one of the Missionaries of the General Assembly in Ireland, to CATHERINE, third daughter of James Lavens, Milford, county Donegall, Esq.

At Gormanstown Castle, on Thursday the 16th instant, M. E. CORBALLY, Esq., M.P., to MATILDA, only daughter of Lord Viscount Gormanstown.

On the 8th instant, in Soldierstown Church, JAMES, youngest son of Mr. John Knox, Lakeview, Ballinderry, to ELEANOR, daughter of Wm. Stevenson, Esq., of Aghalee House.


On the 20th instant, SUSANNA, relict of the late Mr. Francis O'Neill. Her remains will be removed from her residence, Rosemary Street, for interment in Shankhill, on Thursday next, the 23d instant, at 8 o'clock A.M.

On the 13th instant, after a protracted illness, which she bore with Christian resignation, JANE, wife of Mr. Matthew Gibson, Antrim, aged sixty-one years.

On the 7th instant, near Mountjoy, Lough Neagh, aged forty-nine years, Mr. CHARLES MAYE.

On the 14th instant, at his residence, Little York Street, in the forty-eighth year of his age, Mr. HUGH M'CARRON.

On the 14th instant, of a rapid consumption, at Agivey, county of Londonderry, aged twenty-two, Mr. THOMAS HUMPHREY, late national teacher of Larne.

On the 3d ultimo, at Charleston, South Carolina, after an illness of a few days, Mr. JOHN BENSON, formerly of Belfast.

On the 13th ultimo, Mr. SAMUEL REA, aged twenty-two years, son of the late Mr. James Rea of Ballynalough.

On the 14th instant, SAMUEL ARCHBOLD, Esq., of Clareview House, Ballyclare, aged fifty years. Honesty and integrity of conduct were the distinguishing characteristics of his life.

On the 12th instant, at the residence of her son-in-law, Francis M'Lean, Esq., 11, Stephen's Green, Dublin, Mrs. B. ANDERSON of Fisherstown House, Queen's County.


Belfast Union Workhouse.

A report of very disagreeable proceedings in reference to this establishment will be found in our columns of this day. It is full time that a thorough reform was affected in this institution. The public can feel little confidence in the manner in which it is conducted, after the exposures that have been already made; and we are not surprised if decent paupers should feel some aversion to accept its shelter. The third master since the house was opened -- a very short time since -- has now entered upon his apparently pleasant meeting of duties; a school-master and mistress have been dismissed -- a matron has been superseded; the second schoolmaster has to take his trial at the Quarter Sessions, and the porter has been sent to the same Court. Charges of gross mal-treatment to the wretched inmates are brought against the last two functionaries. Columns of the newspapers are weekly filled with investigations into poor-house cases before the Bench of Magistrates; and, unless a complete reform takes place in the management of the workhouse, it is obvious that it will become a perfect nuisance. We have no doubt that the Guardians are anxious to perform their duties in a proper manner; but there is little prospect of improvement while they permit themselves to be led or thwarted in the selection of persons to whom the superintendence of the poor-house is committed.

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Friday, June 17.



IN the course of the trial in reference to the illegal obstruction of a Manor Court decree,

Mr. MALONY took occasion to inquire whether the document had received the signature of the Seneschal in the first instance.

Mr. T. M'KINNEY of Ann Street, the witness under examination at the time, replied in the affirmative.

Mr. MOLONY then informed the parties concerned that the insertion of any name in a decree, after it had been signed by the Judge of the Court, was contrary to the statute, and of course invalidated the order.

Mr. M'KINNEY promised to communicate the hint to the practitioners in the Seneschal's Court.


Mr. O'RORKE appeared in support of two charges of assault which, on Wednesday last, he had preferred against Charles Macartney, the porter of the workhouse for the Belfast Poor Law Union. The persons against whom the offences were alleged to have been committed were Charles Boyd, a boy of about 16 years, and Ann Jane Montgomery, both paupers, who had been inmates of the workhouse up to Tuesday evening last, when, by an order from the Board of Guardians, they were evicted (as noticed in our report of Police Court proceedings in our paper of Friday). In calling the attention of the Court to the circumstances under which he came before them, Mr. O'Rorke said -- In these cases, your Worships, it will be necessary for me, with the permission of the Bench, to trespass on your time at somewhat greater length than I usually do on such occasions -- the more so, as I shall have to show you the connexion between these cases and an order of the Poor Law Guardians, upon which I cannot avoid commenting. I observe the representative of the Guardians, their Solicitor, in Court; and this will render it still more necessary that I should occupy your Worship' attention for a longer time than I commonly do, that I may go fully into the two cases. It is right that Guardians' Solicitor should be here, and I rejoice at the circumstance, as it will afford me an opportunity of going fully into the case. Your Worships are aware that on Monday last several paupers from the workhouse were brought before you on a charge of rioting, disorderly conduct, and mutiny, at the instance of the Board of Guardians. On that occasion, a gentlemen attended here on behalf of the Guardians; but the Bench will recollect that a cross-charge was entered up against one of their servants for an assault upon a pauper, and that informations were ordered, in the first case against five female paupers, and secondly, against the schoolmaster. The two cases were thus put in a proper train for trial at the ensuing Quarter Sessions, where it would have been seen whether a jury would have found the paupers guilty for their alleged misconduct, in taking part with the late master of the workhouse, whom they regarded as having been badly treated. In this state I understand the matter to rest, for the time. But, late on Tuesday evening, considerably to my surprise, I found my office beset by no fewer than seventeen unfortunate beings, who, by some strange order from the Board of Guardians, had just been driven from the workhouse, to seek for food and shelter elsewhere. And what surprised me still more was the fact that, included in the seventeen, where those very five who had been ordered for trial, and who had been led to believe that they were sure of support in the workhouse while their case was pending. Since Tuesday, these wretched objects have been indebted for shelter to the Night Asylum, and have been compelled to seek a morsel of food wherever they found persons humane enough to give it to them; and your Worships will readily conceive that, in these times of distress, when the ratepayers themselves are many of them suffering severe privations, it is difficult indeed at for these poor paupers to pick up even the most scanty subsistence. One of the paupers expelled -- a lad named Charles Boyd -- resisted, and, in my opinion, properly resisted, the execution of the Guardians order. That order must have been made upon ex parte evidence, and on that alone, for they had no other; and I will leave the public to judge the eviction from the workhouse, upon such evidence, of so large number of helpless, feeble, friendless creatures, one of whom was an idiot. But this is not the only instance in which false representations have been made to the Board; and I am glad that the Guardians attend here by their Solicitor today, when the management of the workhouse is to be brought under the notice of this Bench and of the public press. The press has already pronounced the workhouse "a house of ill fame;" and I am particularly anxious that, through its medium, the public should be made acquainted with the mode in which its affairs are superintended. To return, however, to order of the Guardians; -- a porter named Macartney, who seems to have put himself forward as their champion, will be shown to have assaulted the lad Boyd and a female named Montgomery -- for which offence he this day appears before the Bench. In addition, however, to his anxiety to carry out the orders of the Guardians, there seems to have been something else behind the curtain; and, out of this, one of the female paupers conceives she has a charge against the porter of very serious nature, he having threatened, on a former occasion, to a "do his best" to have her and other females expelled the house. He informed her, one evening, that her mother was up stairs, and wished to see her. She proceeded up stairs accordingly, but found, to her surprise, that her mother was not there, but that she have often called for the purposes of seeing her, and was refused that privilege. These facts were stated to me in a letter in which the paupers set forth their grievances. Now, this woman, Montgomery, is one of those turned out; and it appears to me that there was some private reason for her eviction. I will be enabled to prove, by the evidence of one witness, that the assault on this female was an aggravated character -- that the porter, Macartney, endeavoured to crush her behind a door, and that she was abused in so shameful a manner that she fell down in a swoon. It behoves the Bench and the public to has such a charge as this inquired into. The public press has very properly taken up the subject of the management of the workhouse, and I trust that good effects will be the result. I am glad that the Solicitor for the Board of Guardians is in attendance, as they will thus have an opportunity of getting a report in which the facts will not be misrepresented either to them or to the public. I am confident that, in the Guardians had known all the circumstances of these cases, they would have acted in a different manner from what they have done; and I regret that, hitherto, they have not sent a person to this Court from whom they could get a fair report of the cases which were brought under the notice of the Court. With your Worships' permission, I will go first into the case of the assault on Charles Boyd.

Before doing so, however, I will take leave to say, as I see reporters for the public press present, that it would be well if an appeal were made to the public on behalf of the ejected paupers, who are left in a state of starvation. I think it right also to give notice, that, as the Guardians, according to the letter sent by them to this Bench, have resolved to drop proceedings at law against the five paupers, brought up here some days ago, I mean to take care that they shall not have liberty to do so. I now challenge them, through their Solicitor, to perfect their informations -- it is their duty to do so; and, if they neglect it, they will be liable to a charge of Burking the enquiry. But in that case, and if they do not prefer at the Quarter Sessions the charge they have brought here, I shall myself apply for a bill of indictment against the paupers, and compel, by summons, the attendance of the workhouse authorities.

Mr. YOUNG, who appeared for the Guardians, could not, at the moment, engage that the informations would be perfected. He complained that Mr. O'Rorke had misrepresented facts, in stating that seventeen paupers had been evicted from the workhouse.

Mr. MOLONY took occasion to say that, as some insinuations had been thrown out, that the Bench took a prejudiced view of these cases, he considered it necessary to state that the principal reasons which induced the Bench to send the two cases to the Quarter Sessions were, first, that a full and impartial inquiry might be had before a jury; and, in the second place, that, as the offence with which the paupers stood charged was one of rioting, the magistrates could not summarily dispose of it.

Mr. YOUNG never meant to insinuate that the Bench had been influenced by prejudice. On the contrary, he had uniformly witnessed their anxiety to give to every case a full and fair investigation.

Mr. MOLONY said, that whatever this Court did was done before the public; and that they were willing to leave their decisions to the judgement of the public. He was led to make these remarks from an observation which had been addressed to him by one of the Poor Law Guardians.

Charles Boyd was then examined, and stated that, up to Tuesday last, he had been receiving relief in the workhouse for nearly five months, previous to which he had been residing as farm-servant with John Ritchie, near Templepatrick. On last Tuesday, he was told that he was to leave the workhouse, and the porter desired him to strip off his clothes. He refused to do so, saying that he wished to see the Guardians -- a boy had told them that they desired to see him. He went up stairs (said witness), as if to ask the Guardians whether they would see me, but returned before he had time to see them, and old me they would not see me, and that I must strip. I refused, but was forced into the bath room, were the porter threw me down, knelt upon me with one knee on my neck and the other on my stomach, and, with the assistance of others, stripped be of my clothes. I was then turned out. I had, as I thought, conducted myself well, up to this time. The charge against me was, that I incited other inmates to riot. I have neither friends nor relations in town. Since Tuesday, I have slept in the Night Asylum, and have been obliged to ask food from persons whom I met in the streets.

The witness was cross-examined of some length, by Mr. YOUNG; but his testimony did not materially vary from that quoted above.

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The Falcon, Gowan, for Liverpool, this evening, at seven o'clock.

The Reindeer, Head, for Liverpool, on Thursday evening, at evening, at eight o'clock.

A steamer for London, calling at Dublin, Falmouth, Plymouth, and Southampton, sails on Monday next, at twelve o'clock, noon.

The Athlone, Davies, for Liverpool, on Saturday forenoon, at twelve o'clock.

The Birmingham, Church, for Dublin, to-morrow evening, at nine o'clock.

The Tartar, Stewrat, for Greenock and Glasgow, on to-morrow evening, at nine o'clock.

The Aurora, Anderson, for Greenock and Glasgow, on to-morrow evening, at nine o'clock.

The Antelope, Macpherson, for Carlisle, sails this evening, at seven o'clock.

The Scotia, for Fleetwood-on-Wyre, sails on to-morrow evening at nine o'clock.


Hero, Stewart, from Belfast, at Deal.

At Prince Edward's Island, 25th May, the Thomas Gelston, Bulla, of and from Belfast, with emigrants -- all well.

At Savannah, from Liverpool, 16th May, the Robert A. Parke, of Belfast.

At Riga, from Liverpool, the Rosebud, of Belfast, M'Cormick.

At Petersburgh, the Speck, Hamilton, of and from Belfast, after a short passage.

At St. John, N.B., 26th May, the Envoy, Giffney, from Derry, with emigrants.

At St. John, N.B., 26th May, the Promise, Beckford and St. Martin, Vaughan, from Newry.

At Wilmington, North Carolina, 17th May, the Provincialist, M'Neilage, of and from Derry, with emigrants.

At New York, 27th May, the British Queen, steamship, from Antwerp and Southampton.

At St. John, N.B., the Brothers, Daniels, of and from Newry, with emigrants; -- was entered for loading for an English port, 21st May.


At Dublin, from Leghorn, 16th instant, the Commodore of Belfast, Campbell.

Sir Allan M'Nab, from Marseilles, at Falmouth, 16th instant, in 32 days. -- Spoke the Selina, from Palermo, for Belfast, 3d June, lat. 38, long. 9.

Arrived on Thursday, the Waringsford, of Belfast, Donald, from Barbadoes, in forty days, with sugar to James Heron & Co., owners.

Peminghame, of Belfast, from Hamburg, at Liverpool.

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The James Duncan, of Belfast, Ritchie, was to sail from Civita Vecchia, for Cork or Falmouth, for orders, June 3.

The Letitia, Heyne, was loading at Quebec, for Belfast, on 26th May.

The Cumberland Lass, of Belfast, Campbell, from Marseilles, with wheat, sailed from Cork, for London, 13th instant.

The Ulster, of Belfast, Drennan, cleared at Liverpool, for Madeira and Maracaibo, 13th instant.

The Thomas Battersby, of Belfast, Leitch, sailed from Liverpool for the Brazils, 16th instant.

The Good Design, Gunn, from Newcastle to Belfast, with whiting, &c, sailed from Scrabster Roads, 4th inst.

The Juno, Williamson, sailed from Stromness, for Rallina, 4th instant.

Vriendschopand A. Elsina, both from Rotterdam for Belfast, sailed 12th June.

William, of Belfast, Montgomery, sailed from Alicante, for Belfast, 3d instant.


Robert Ker, Conqueror, and Glenview, all of Belfast, have sailed from Liverpool for Quebec.

From Liverpool for Montreal, 13th instant, the Huron, of Belfast, Sibbison.

Premier, of Belfast, Brownrigg, sailed from Troon for Singapore, 13th instant.

THE SHIP "MACAO," OF COLERAINE. -- We are happy to understand that the emigrants by the ship Macao, of Coleraine, Milligan, master, which put into this port for repairs, were comfortably lodged during the time the vessel underwent a thorough extra fastening; and that, through the benevolence of the owners and other kind friends, a quantity of provisions was put on board for the use of the passengers, free of any charge. The Macao, after being surveyed and classed A.1. at Lloyd's, sailed for Quebec on Tuesday last, with nearly her full complement of passengers on board.


16th May, the Gratitude, from Newry to quebec, in lat. 45, 33., long. 53. 40, with loss of topmast and sternboats.

The Monongahela, from Liverpool to Philadelphia, 26th., lat. 62, by the British Queen. The William and Margaret, from Shields to Quebec, 7th ult., lat. 47, long. 45, by the Sterling, arrived at New York. The Peter Proctor, from London to Colombo, April 14, lat. 1. 35, long. 21. 41 W. The Rosendale, from Liverpool to Bahia, 16th ult., lat. 1 N, long. 22 W., by the Pioneer, arrived at New Bedford.

18th May, the Medora, from Derry to Philadelphia.

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LIVERPOOL, June 15. -- The Ganges, from St. John, has arrived at this port. On the 18th of May, on the banks of Newfoundland, fell in with Anna Liffey, from New York to Antwerp, in a sinking state, having struck on an iceberg, and took off the crew, and put part of the men on board the Oscar, bound for New York.

QUEBEC, May 17. -- The Jane Black, from Limerick, is ashore at Point des Montes, and expected to become a total wreck; crew and passengers saved. 19. -- The Douce Davie was dismasted on the 10th off St. Andrew's in a squall. Assistance has been sent her, and to bring her to this port. 28. -- The Kent, from Greenock to Montreal, is ashore near Seven Islands; crew and passengers saved. The whole of the cargo of the Great Britain, from London, on shore on Green Island (except the iron, and almost ninety bales of skins, which are expected to be saved), has been saved in a damaged stsate, and forwarded to Montreal.

HULL, June 17, -- The Washington, Jarvis, from from Goole to Pillau, was abandonded on the 12th instant in a sinking state, off the Horn Reef, having been struck by a sea; crew saved except one.

NEW YORK, May, 26. -- The British Queen, from Southampton, got on the rocks off Corlears, but was assisted off without damage. The Rob Roy, arrived here on the 6th of May, lost cutwater, &c., in a severe gale.

SAVANNAH, May. 17. -- The Monticello, from Aberdeen, arrived here, whilst lying to, March 26, lat. 55, long. 24, was struck by a sea, thrown on her beam-ends, and shifted her ballast, but was got before the wind.

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Mr. Hassard of Dublin late presented a splendid table, of his own manufacture, to Prince Albert, for the Prince of Wales. A bank note for 300 was sent him in return, which he declined, considering the honour of acceptance sufficient.

A gorget of pure gold, as worn by the old Irish chieftains, was lately found, by a poor woman, near the church of Kilkenny West. It was purchased by Mr. Henry Molan of Athlone, for 25. A breast-plate of the same material has also been found.

SACRILEGE. -- The Church of Meigh, in the southern division of the parish of Killevy, County Armagh, was broken into on Tuesday night, and the black gown, surplice, and crimson cloth covering the communion table, were stolen. The robbers removed a strong iron bar in the lower vestry-room window. -- Newry Telegraph.

At Sixmilebridge and Newcastle, County Limerick, a boy and a man were killed by lighting, on Sunday last.

CONTABULARY OF IRELAND. -- A statement of the amount of constabulary force employed in each county, county of a city, and county of a town in Ireland, on the 1st January, 1842, has been laid before Parliament. The total number of inspectors, sub-inspectors, and constables, amounts to 8,931, and the cost to 424,041, including a reserve of 9,195. The number of stipendary magistrates is 65 (eight of whom were reduced on the 31st of March, 1842), with salaries varying from 1,000.

ELOPMENT WITH A WARD OF CHANCERY. -- On Monday last, Miss Kennedy, daughter of the late James Kennedy, Esq., of Peamount, in this county, and a ward of Chancery, eloped with John Devereux, of Ballyann, county of Waterford, Esq., a relative of the young lady. A warrant was entrusted for execution to Constable James Fitzgerald, 178 D. At half-past seven o'clock on Tuesday afternoon, that officer proceeded in pursuit of the parties, and arrived at Ballinasloe by five o'clock the next morning. There the different hotels were visited without loss of time, when, as if "the corse of true love never did run smooth," in less than an hour Miss Kennedy and Mr. Devereux were most disagreeably surprised, while in the act of sitting down to breakfast in Grady's Hotel, after having secured seats in the mail for Galway, to pass at seven o'clock, by intrusion of the agents of natural guardians, legal rights, &c. The young lady appeared very much distressed on the occasion, and altogether, it would seem, on account of her companion. She exclaimed that, if any fault there was in it, it was hers, not his. But it was of no avail. The luckless swain, who is a very fine-looking young man, was taken to the Bridewell-lane Station-house. -- Freeman's Journal.

DISTRESS AND EXCITEMENT IN GALWAY -- TUMULTOUOUS ASSEMBLAGES. -- From an early hour on Monday, the fishermen of Cladagh, with their wives and children, began to crowd into the town, and form themselves into groups, complaining of the dearness of provisions. A letter had been received by the magistrates in the morning, apprising them of an intended attack upon the stores; and Messrs. Ireland and Veitch, J.P.'s, signed a joint requisition, requiring the military and police force to hold themselves in readiness. Having taken this salutary precaution, Mr. Ireland, J.P., proceeded to the stores of Messrs. Rush & Palmer, in Dominick Street, and addressed the crowd, promising that effectual measures to reduce the markets would be adopted in the course of the day, and recommending them to disperse. The greater number returned to their homes. A crowd of idle boys, however, attacked some stores, and the shops of persons suspected to be acting as forestallers, but no serious violence was committed during the day. About six o'clock in the evening, a large mob congregated and paraded the town -- plundering a quantity of potatoes. The High Sheriff ordered out the 39th depot (?), who, under the command of Colonel Ormond, took up a position at the centre of High Street and Cross Street, where they were immediately surrounded by an immense crowd; stones were thrown, which struck some of the officers and men, whose forbearence, under gross provocation, reflected credit upon the temper and discipline of this gallant corps. The officer in command, as well as Mr. Ireland, J.P., and others, remonstrated with the High Sheriff on the indiscretion of keeping the soldiers in a position where the only effect of their presence was to exasperate the people, and they shortly afterward were ordered back to barrack, amidst loud cheering from the assembled multitude, The effect however, of the false step was visible in the increased exasperation. Three soldiers, who were left as a picquet, were assaulted, and driven into barracks. The High Sheriff was insulted; and, as night approached, the dissolute and disorderly assembled in formidable numbers, calling for illuminations, and broke windows in various parts of the town; they compelled the sexton of St. Nicholas to toll the bells, and forced the town-crier to proceed at their head, after the fashion of Jack Cade's time, insisting upon the inhabitants lighting their houses. Mr. Sylvanus Jones, R.M., again called out the military and police, and, having read the Riot Act in front of the barracks, patrolled the town, and, in a short time, all was quiet. -- Galway Vindicator.

IRISH BANKRUPTS. -- Francis M'Donnell of Ballina, in the county of mayo, merchant and ship broker, dealer and chapman, to surrender on the 30th of June and on the 29th of July. Michael William Collins of Tralee, in the county of Kerry, shopkeeper, dealer and chapman, to surrender on the 30th of June and on the 29th of July. James O'Donnell of the town of Sligo, in the county of Sligo, shopkeeper, dealer and chapman, to surrender on the 30th of June and the 29th of July.

IRISH BANKRUPT. -- Thomas Keelan of Castlebellingham, in the county of Louth, dealer and chapman, to surrender on the 27th of June, and on the 26th of July.

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James Gray was placed at the bar, charged with forging the name of the Assistant Register of the Prerogative Court to a certificate of registry. The traverser pleaded not guilty.

MR. BREWSTER, Q.C., stated the case, the circumstances connected with which have been frequently detailed to the public. The traverser was indicted under two Acts (of Anne and George IV.) having reference to the registry of deeds. He was charged with forging the name of Walter Glascock, Esq., Assistant Register, to a certificate of the registry of a certain deed, to enable him to carry on a suit in the Prerogative Court in forma pauperis.

After the examination of several witnesses, the Court adjourned to


Mr. Glascock deposed, that the signature to the writing, purporting to be a certificate of registry of a deed, was not in his handwriting; the evidence, generally, was similar to that given in the Police Office, and already before the public.

Mr. Hamilton, Proctor, stated that he received the deed from James Gray. The case for the prosecution closed at one o'clock.

Mr. WALSH, as Counsel for Gray, raised several objections to the declaration, and to the official appointment of Mr. Glascock being received in evidence, as he (Mr. Glascock) could only prove two of the three signatures to that document.

The jury acquitted the traverser.


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The Banner of Ulster - Friday, 24 June, 1842


At Lurgan, on the 8th instant, the lady of the Rev. JAMES LOURY of a Son.

On Sunday the 19th instant, at Leeburn House, near Banbridge, the lady of JAMES HALL, Esq., of a Son.

On the 13th instant, at Outerard, the lady of NICHOLAS JOSEPH FRENCH, Esq., R.M., of a Son.

On the 12th instant, at Marine Villa, Kilrush, the lady of P. M. O'BRIEN, Esq., Actuary of the Dublin Steam-Packet Company, of a Daughter.


On Saturday the 18th instant, by the Rev. Mr. M'Cormick, Holywood, Mr. JAMES NEWELL, Hillsborough, to Miss MARIA BELL, Craigavad.

On the 14th instant, by the Rev. A. Strain, DANIEL MONRO, Esq. of Rosevale, near Moira, to RACHEL, daughter of the Rev. Joseph Crawford, late of Cremore.

On the 14th instant, at Himley, by the Lord Bishop of Exeter, the Rev. THOMAS LEGH, Claughton, vicar of Kidderminster, to the Honourable JULIA SUSANNA, daughter of the late and sister of the present Lord Ward.


At Allahabad, on the 25th March, FRANCES MARY, wife of Robert Montgomery, Esq., Bengal Civil Service, aged twenty-six years.

Suddenly, aged sixty, JOHN STUART MACKENZIE, a lineal descendant of the Royal House of Stuart. Among the vicissitudes of a long, irregular, and therefore unhappy, life, he held at one time a commission in the British army, and at another time the post of town crier in Brighton.

At Donacloney House, on the 18th instant, after a lingering illness, which she bore with Christian resignation, CATHERINE, eldest daughter of the late John Bleakley, Esq. of Dublin.



SERIOUS CHARGE. -- At the Police Office on Wednesday, a farmer, belonging to Ballygomartin, was held to bail, to take his trial at the Assizes, on a charge of violating the person of a female named Mary Maguire.

SUDDEN DEATH. -- On Monday, a sawyer, of infirm constitution, and fifty-five years of age, dropped dead, while at work in Mr. Murphy's timber yard, Cromac Place.

INFANT KILLED BY A CART. -- On Monday last, a child about two years old, who was at play near the turnpike on the New Antrim Road, was run over by a horse and cart, and killed instantaneously. John Hughes, the person in charge of the horse, was taken into custody, and brought before the magistrates on Tuesday; and, after a strict examination into the circumstances, was held to bail to take his trial for manslaughter at the ensuing Assizes.

SUICIDE NEAR DOWNPATRICK.- -- On Friday morning last, a servant man named Hayes, who had been of rather weak mind, was found suspended from a beam, in a stable adjoining the residence of his master, an innkeeper, in Downpatrick demesne. He was discovered by this person's daughter and a female domestic. When the body was cut down, it was found that life had been extinct for some time. Almost immediately before the commission of the fatal act, the deceased had eaten a hearty breakfast, and was observed to be in his ordinary health and spirits. It is stated that he had made, some years ago, an attempt to take away his life by hanging.

ATROCIOUS ACT. -- On Wednesday night, or Thursday morning, on Mr. John Pennington's lands, near the railway station, Lisburn, a fine cow was killed, by having her head smashed to pieces, the hide stripped off and carried away, and the carcase thrown into a deep ditch on said lands. On a search being made, the hide was found at a tan-yard in Belfast, where it had been sold by a man calling himself James Watson, from Ballinderry, whom Sergeant Irwin, of the Constabulary stationed at Lisburn, succeeded in arresting. He has occasionally assumed the names of James Leary, alias Watson, alias Lowry, alias M'Garry, and states he is from the county Cavan. He has been committed for trial. -- A Correspondent.

THUNDER STORM AT LURGANBUOY. -- LOSS OF LIFE. -- On Monday last, this neighbourhood was visited by a terrific thunder storm. At Greenmount, about four miles west, a thorn tree was rent asunder, a pig, which was standing contiguous, being killed by it. A Inishatieve, about four miles east, two cows, two kids, and a sheep, in the office-house of a poor man named Coyle, were struck. The cows were killed, but, what is surprising, the kids and sheep were uninjured. A horse was killed in the same house. At Loughnacrory, about four miles and a half north-east, a little girl and a fine cow were also deprived of life by the lightning; and several houses and trees, in many other parts, struck by the electric fluid.

DEATH FROM LIGHTNING AT DERRYLIN -- This neighbourhood was on Monday last visited by a frightful thunder storm, which, it is to be regretted, was attended with loss of life. A boy named Kettle, while clamping turf in a bog near this place, was struck dead, by the electric fluid; and two men, named Murphy and Gunn, working near him at potatoes, had a most miraculous escape. Gunn was knocked speechless, and a dog that was playing at his feet was killed. Erne Packet.

DEATH BY DROWNING. -- On Tuesday the ?7th inst., as a woman named Kyle was crossing the mill-race of Aughnacloy, with a child of four years of age under her arm, for the purpose of spreading some clothes on the opposite hedge, she unfortunately fell over; and, before assistance could be obtained, the child was drowned. -- Ibid.

DREADFUL ACCIDENT. -- On Saturday the 11th inst., as a poor man was about departing from Caledon with his horse and cart, the animal became restive, and ran off in a furious manner. The poor man, who is apparently very aged, in attempting to get out of the cart, placed his foot on the wheel; but unfortunately, in the act of leaping, it got between two of the spokes, and his leg was completely severed from his body. -- Ibid.


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The Banner of Ulster - Tuesday, 28 June, 1842


On the 19th instant, the Lady of GEORGE KNOX, Esq. of Maze House, of a Son and Heir.

On the 20th inst, the lady of Travers R. Blackley, Esq., Beech Hill, county Armagh, of a Son.


On the 20th instant, by the Rev. Edward Johnson, Wesleyan Minister, Dungannon, the Rev. WILLIAM HOEY, Wesleyan Minister, of same place, to Miss BARNETT, daughter of the late Moses Barnett, Esq., Strangford, and niece to Mrs. Foster, Armagh.

On the 21st instant, by the Rev. Hugh Brown of Carryduff, Mr. SAMUEL SLOANE of Killynure, to REBECCA, second daughter of Mr. George Johnston, CarrydufF.

On the 9th instant, by the Rev. F. Dill, Presbyterian minister, Clough, Mr. JAMES M'MECKAN of Scribb, to MARY, youngest daughter of the late Mr. James Thompson of Drumcaw.

June 21st, at Howth Church by the Rev. Arthur Irwin, uncle to the bride, MARIA, only daughter of the late William Maclaughlin, Esq., R.N., to BAPTIST J. BARTON, Esq., Greenfort, county Donegall.

June 15, in the Church at Killybegs, by the Rev. William Story, uncle to the bride, ABRAHAM HAMILTON of Dulargy, in the county of Louth, Esq., to JANE LETITIA, eldest daughter of the Rev. William Lodge, Rector of Killybegs.

On the 9th inst., by the Rev. Dr. Rentoul, Mr. JOHNSTON BEATY of Castlederg, to MATILDA, youngest daughter of Mr. Nathan Rodgers of Galdanagh.

At New York, on the 19th May, by the Rev. Frederick Y. Cornell, Mr. SAMUEL GELSTON, to STEALLA, eldest daughter of the late Peter Sommerville, Esq., of Belfast.

June 23, WILLIAM KELLY, Esq., of Armagh, to CAROLINE, daughter of Joseph Ferguson, Esq., Oatlands, Queen's county.


On the 6th of February, 1842, at his residence, Claremont, Clarence Plains, Hobart Town, Van Diemen's Land, SAMUEL ROBINSON DAWSON, Esq., formerly of this town.

On the 20th instant, Mr. EDWARD INGLESS of Irish Street, Armagh.

On the 20th inst., after a lingering illness, in her twenty-second year, at her residence, Mill Street, Monaghan, JANE, the beloved wife of A. W. Holmes, Esq., Editor, and Proprietor of The Northern Standard newspaper.

Other notices missing due to the deterioration of newspaper


Military Affairs

The Army.

CHATHAM. -- For the last two days the greatest activity has prevailed in this garrison, in consequence of an order having been received for an immediate embarkation of troops for India. This military movement is to fill up the vacancies that have occurred in the different regiments of the line stationed in the East. The detachments were inspected on Thursday on parade, and consisted of the following corps, with their officers:-- 9th regiment of foot, 80 rank and file; 31st regiment, 30 rank and file; 50th regiment, 40 rank and file; 3d regiment of Buffs, 61 rank and file; 10th regiment, 17 rank and file; 13th regiment, 91 rank and file; 29th regiment, 8 rank and file;. 39th regiment, 51 rank and file. They are bound for Bengal. Yesterday morning, 15O rank and file of the East India Company's infantry, left the East India Company's depôt at Brompton, for Gravesend, where they embarked on board the ship Harmony, to proceed forthwith for Bombay. On Tuesday, a company of the 73th [sic] left Chatham for Harwich.

The Navy.

Arrivals in Simon's Bay, Cape of Good Hope -- Her Majesty's ship Hazard, March 29, from Portsmouth, and sailed the 30th for Singapore; her Majesty's brig Brisk from St. Helena; her Majesty's brig Sulphur from China.

PLYMOUTH, June 16. -- The Stork, 6, is commissioned by Lieutenant C. G. Butler. Wolf, 18, was yesterday commissioned by Commander C. O. Hayes. The America, 50, was masted, and will shortly be commissioned. In Harbour -- Caledonia, San Josef, Wolf, Star, Philomel, Ætna and Confiance steamers.

MALTA, June 15, 1842. -- Ships in Port. -- The Queen, 110; Howe, 120; Ceylon; Impregnable, 104; Vanguard, 80; Calcutta, 78; Cambridge, 78; Vernon, 50; Magicienne, 24; Snake, 16; Devastation, Vesuvius, and Stromboli, war-steamers; and Electo and Polyphemus, steam-packets.

DISPOSITION OF THE REST OF THE FLEET. -- The Indus, on her way to Malta, from Lisbon; Thunderer, 84, on her way to Gibraltar, from Malta; and the Formidable, 84, on her way to Malta, from Gibraltar; Belvidera, 38, Jaseur, 16, and Lizard steam tender, at Gibraltar; D'Algle, 24, at Vourla; Rodney, 92, Inconstant, 36, and Hecate war steamer, at Beyrout; Monarch, 84, at Rhodes; Medea war steamer, off the River Xanthus; Cyclops steam frigate, at Alexandria; Savage, 10, and Phœnix war steamer, at Tunis; Locust steam tender, at Tripoli, in Barbary; Scout, 18, at Corfu; Beacon, and Magpie, surveying vessels, at Paros; and the Prometheus steam packet, on her way to Malta and Constantinople, from Genoa.


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