!! Ballina Chronicle; June 26, 1850
- BALLINA CHRONICLE
Ballina, Co. Mayo
Wednesday, June 26, 1850
At Wolmer, Kent, the Lady of Captain Fisher, R.N., of a daughter.
At Old Leighlin Glebe, the Lady of the Rev. W.F. Bindon, of a son.
In Dundalk, the Lady of M. Singleton, Esq. R.M., of a son.
At Chester-square, the Hon. Mrs. Abercrombie, of a son and heir.
June 20, in Monkstown Church, the Rev. William Bourke, of Heathfield,
in this county, to Henriette Sarah, fourth daughter of Jacob West, Esq.,
J.P. of Loughlinstown House, County Dublin.
T.H. Barton Crosse, Esq., eldest son of the late Col. Crosse, of
Herefordshire, to Mary, widow of D. Blake, Esq., of Belmont, county Galway.
At Barley-hill, in this county, Margaret, relict of J. Shower, Esq.,
apothecary to the forces at Malta.
June 19, at Peatfield-terrace, Blackrock, after a long and painful
illness, Eliza, the beloved wife of the Rev. Edward Nangle.
At Windsor, aged 71, Calverley Riley, minister of the Wesleyan
Methodist con????? forty years.
At Britannia-gardens, Marleybone, on the 10th last, Catherine Flaherty,
aged 110 years, a native of Claremorris, in this county.
MELANCHOLY ACCIDENT - TWO MEN DROWNED
On Friday last three of the Revenue party stationed at Crossmolina,
with two other men named Knox and Clarke, were fishing in a boat on Lough
Conn, opposite Gortnorabbey, when one of them, Mossgrave, having ?oked a
salmon, incautiously placed his foot on the planks of the boat which, being
unable from their decayed state to resist the pressure, gave way. From
Knox's statement it appears that he was the only person who had sufficient
presence of mind to work an oar, but not being assisted, which would, in all
probability have saved the lives of all, as they were only a short distance
fro mshore, and seeing the boat fast sinking he jumped out and with
difficulty reached a rock from which he was a assisted to land by a woman.
Mosgrave, with the help of an oar, succeeded in saving himself and one of
his comrades. He also held on by his rod and brought it and the salmon to
shore. Clarke and Moloy, the other policemen, were unfortunately drowned.
They did not know how to swim and the others could not tell what exertions
they made to save themselves. The bodies were found on Monday, and we
believe, an inquest was held on yesterday at which we suppose more
particulars were elicited. It is but just to add that the officer, Mr.
Smith, in charge of the party was on leave of absence, otherwise the
accident might not have occurred.
Cathy Joynt Labath
Ireland Old News