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Ballina Chronicle; May 29, 1850; Misc News

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  • Cathy Joynt Labath
    BALLINA CHRONICLE Ballina, Mayo, Ireland Wednesday, May 29, 1850 THE EARLDOM OF ROSCOMMON Head Constable Patrick H. Dillon, at present stationed here, is a
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      Ballina, Mayo, Ireland
      Wednesday, May 29, 1850

      Head Constable Patrick H. Dillon, at present stationed here, is a
      claimant to the title of Earl of Roscommon, his father, Henry Dillon,
      deceased, having been a cousin in the male line and nephew in the female
      line to Patrick Dillon, the former Earl.

      At two carts laden with Indian meal, belonging to Messrs. Hugh
      Gallagher & Co., were proceeding last week to the Belmullet Workhouse they
      were attacked by several men and six bags of meal forcibly taken away. The
      carmen then hurried on to the police station, about a mile and a half
      distant, where they reported the circumstances, and a party of the police
      having gone with them to the neighbourhood of the outrage, nine men were
      arrested in the act of cooking part of the plundered meal.

      Colonel Jackson, commanding the Carbineers in the Limerick district,
      has retired upon half-pay, after 44 years service. The gallant veteran
      entered the Army 9th Oct., 1806 and purchased his troop, Majority and
      Lieut.- Colonecy. Major Hay, also an old officer, has purchased the
      Lieut.-Colonecy, after 42 years service. Colonel Jackson served in the
      Peninsula, from April, 1809, to the end of the war in 1814, including the
      battles of Oporto, Talavera, d'Onor, first siege of Badajoz, action at El
      Bodon, siege and capture of Ciudad Rodrigo, siege and capture of Badajoz,
      battles of Salamanca, Vittoria, Maya Pass, Pampeluna, Pyrenees, Nivelle,
      Nive, and Bayonne. Present at Waterloo, and with the army of occupation in
      France. Served in India and Arabia from 1819 to 1826, including the battle
      of Beni-Boo All, as military secretary to Sir Lionel Smith, and for which
      service, he was recommended by the Marquis of Hastings for the rank of
      Lieut.-Colonel. He has received the War Medal, with six clasps for Badajoz,
      Salamanca, Vittoria, Pyrenees, Nivelle and Nive.

      Colonel Sir Duncan M'Gregor, Inspector General of Constabulary, has
      awarded one chevron each to Sub-Constables Wm. Corbett and Robert Hilton, of
      Six-Mile-Bridge station, for their determined conduct in arresting Tomas and
      Wm. Carroll, men of notorious character, on the 20th ult., and who assaulted
      and inflicted injuries on the police at the time. His Excellency the Lord
      Lieutenant has also expressed his appreciation of the conduct of the Sub

      A Roman Catholic Priest, connected with the county of Limerick, and who
      is good authority upon the subject, stated in this city on Wednesday that at
      least one-half the Roman Catholic population had diminished in Ireland
      within the last six years, while the Protestants have increased in number.--
      Limerick Chronicle.

      Cathy Joynt Labath
      Ireland Old News
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