!! Ballina Chronicle; May 8, 1850; BDMs
- BALLINA CHRONICLE
Ballina, Mayo, Ireland
Wednesday, May 8, 1850
April 29, at Pembroke-place, Dublin, Lady Kilmaine, of a son.
April 27, at Moyoda Castle, Lady Claremorris, of a daughter.
April 27, at Kilrush Glebe, the lady of the Rev. J.F. Robbins, of a
May 1, in Lurgan Church, the Rev. Robert Sewell, Methodist minister of
Cork, to Jane, eldest daughter of the Rev. Wm. Herbert of Lurgan.
April 20, in Rathlin Church, R.H. Wallace Dunlop, Esq. of the Bengal
Civil Services, to Elizabeth, daughter of the Rev. R. Gage, of Rathlin.
In Castlebar, on Friday last, after a short illness, John Symes, Esq.,
of this town, aged 54 years. The deceased gentleman had been in that town on
the Earl of Arran's business, and died at hte residence of his friend
Charles Malley, Esq.
DEATH OF JOHN SYMES, ESQ.
It has not fallen to our lot since we entered on our present career to
record a more melancholy event than the death of John Symes, Esq., which
appears in our obituary of this date.
It is only eight years since, in his capacity of Agent to the Earl of
Arran, he became a resident in this town. Previous to that time he was a
total stranger, but such was his constant and punctual attention to his
duties, and such his honest devotion to their discharge that,
notwithstanding the post which he filled, rendered so especially arduous
during the late trying years, he gained the good-will and respect of both
landlord and tenant. In his magisterial duties he - by his strict
impartiality and genuine integrity - won the approbation and esteem of his
colleagues; and in the circle of his acquaintances his kindliness of heart
and tried benevolence, joined to his sterling honesty of character, rendered
him the true friend and faithful counsellor of all who had the happiness and
honor of knowing him.
On Monday morning his remains were conveyed to this town from
Castlebar, and interred in the churchyard of Ardnaree, accompanied by an
immense number of all classes, parties and creeds - each anxious to pay the
last token of respect to one whom in his life time they would have delighted
We regret to communicate the death of the Right Rev. Lord Robert
Ponsonby Tottenham Loftus, Lord Bishop of Clogher, which took place on
Sunday last. His lordship was in his 77th year and 47th of his Episcopate.
The diocese of Clogher is the last which has been abolished by the Church
Temperalities Act. Its reserves, which amount to £12,000 per year, go to the
Ecclesiastical Commissioners, and the diocese will extend from Ballyshannon
on the West coast, across to the neighbourhood of Newry, and down to
Drogheda, embracing the counties of Fermanagh, Tyrone, Armagh, Monaghan and
Louth. There are 45 benefices in the diocese of Clogher, including perpetual
curacies.- Lord Tottenham was created Bishop of Killaloe in 1804, Ferns in
1820, Clogher, 1822. He was uncle to the Marquis of Eli, and brother-in-law
to Lord Hawarden.
Cathy Joynt Labath
Ireland Old News