!! Ballina Chronicle; June 19, 1850; Misc News
- BALLINA CHRONICLE
Ballina, Co. Mayo
Wednesday, June 19, 1850
Sunday last as Dan Clare, servant to H. Drought, Esq., of Oaklawn, near
Kennitty, was driving cows to pasture, he was waylaid and left for dead by
Dr. Apjohn was on Friday elected Professor of Chemistry in Trinity
Lieutenant Brockman, 58th Regiment, who was missing just before the
battle of Moodkee, was murdered by thugs. One of them confessed that the
officer was going to a well alone, where they saw him, set upon, strangled
and robbed him!
The Rev. Peter Daly, chairman of the Galway Harbour Commission, states
that he had recently visited the south of Ireland and the greatest
enthusiasm prevailed there in reference to the establishment of a packet
station at Galway! He had received a letter from a gentleman in the bank of
Scotland, at Inverness, enclosing a subscription for furtherance of the
project, and expressing a hope for its success.
John Healy, a pensioner, is committed to Roscommon gaol for the murder
of James Duffy, near Athlone. Duffy's daughter is arrested as an accomplice
in her father's murder!
The Wesleyan Chapel, Donegal-square, Belfast, was re-opened for divine
worship on Sunday last having been re-built since the fire of 20th Sept,
The Lucifer steamer, Lieut. Commander Lloyd, is ordered from Galway to
the Isle of Man.
Mr. Thomas C. Anderson, son of John Anderson, Esq., sub-inspector of
Borris in Ossory, has been appointed to a cadetship in the Constabulary.
A parish priest in Wexford will leave accompanied by whole families,
next month for America.
A family, five or six in number, living in Ballycusiane, near
Castleisland, have been arrested on suspicion of murder. A man named Horan,
who was servant in the house, got married to the widow of his master, a rich
farmer named Kenny, but they lived unhappily, and eventually separated, and
twice since Horan's life was endangered, it is said, by his wife's sons. On
one occasion he was fired at, and on Wednesday he was sent for by his wife
to meet her at another farm. He went, and has not since been heard of. The
wife, her sons, and servants are in Bridewell.
Miss Heany of Mohill, was married in the church of Newtown-forbes on
Monday to Mr. Hamilton, and after the ceremony proceeded the their residence
in Granard. She took seriously ill on Wednesday evening, and her death took
place on Thursday.
Charles Couch, keeper of the canteen at St. Nicholas's Island,
Plymouth, was fined on Friday last, 889l. for having contraband randy on the
Charles Keane, a pensioner from the 70th Regt., residing in Derry, died
suddenly on Sabbath last from intemperance.
Already 600 enrolled pensioners are settled in New Zealand most
satisfactorily and the price of land in the vicinity of the pensioner
villages has risen. The guards over convicts now keep up the supply of
Pensioners for Australia, and the success of the experiment has been
Now that the pensioners have been properly armed efforts will be made
to place in store almost 60,000 stand of percussion muskets for the militia,
and all the flint and steel arms will gradually be replaced in the colonial
Capt. the Hon. A. Jocelyn, of the Carbiners, is shortly to head to the
hymeneal altar a daughter of Sir John M'Neill.
Cathy Joynt Labath
Ireland Old News