Ballina, Co. Mayo
Wednesday, September 4, 1850
At Birch Grove, Roscrea, on the 27th inst., the Lady of George Birch,
Esq., of a son and heir.
At Saggart House, the Lady of John James Verschoyle, Esq., of a
On Thursday last, in the parish Church, Ardnaree, by the Rev. Arthur
Moore, Mr. James Mathews to Miss Margaret Shannon, both of this town.
On Sunday, the Rev. Mr. Fitzpatrick, P.P., of Montrath, took occasion
to denounce from the altar at mass, the diabolical and fiendish attempt made
by the murdering villain who threw the stone from one of the bridges upon
the steam-coach. He said he had not language to depict the atrocity of the
act- that the curse of God would be upon such a wretch, and implored of any
of his flock who should come to the knowledge of the perpetrator, to have
him at once given up to the authorities, as they were strictly bound to do.
Mr. Ousley Higgins, M.P. for Mayo, has subscribed £3 to the Tenant
League council, which now proposes to raise a capital of £10,000 by
voluntary assessment of one penny in the pound by poor law rating.
Hobart Town journals to the 20th, April advise the arrival of the
convict ship Neptune, with John Mitchell, and convicts, rejected by the Cape
settlers. A demonstration was about to be made against convict importings.
Mr. Smith O'Brien's health was not very favourable, and his medical
attendant had suggested a change. He is consequently removed from Maria
Island to Port Arthur to the visits of Dr. Brock, the visiting magistrate,
the superintendent, officer, and sergeant of the guard.
The Isle of Man fishermen have beat off the Scotch boats which went in
quest of herrings.
Patrick Forbes was hanged at Newcastle on Saturday, for the murder of
The tenantry of W. Sharman Crawford, M.P., have ordered a breakfast
service of plate at Belfast to present his son, in testimony of their
satisfaction of his conduct as land agent for his father.
The merchants and other inhabitants of Galway have presented a handsome
gold watch to Mr. Samuel Woods, one of the guards of the Dublin and Galway
mail, as a testimonial of his long tried services.
At Roscrea petty sessions, Captain Bernard, of Castle Bernard, on
behalf of a tenant of his, ably defended him against a charge for poor
rates, exposing the negligence and partiality of a collector who was ordered
to attend before the board of Guardians, with a view to his removal or to
pay the arrear claimed.
DEATH OF MRS. ORME OF OWENMORE
It is with unfeigned regret that we have this day to record the demise
of this truly amiable, benevolent, and deeply lamented lady. The melancholy
event, caused by an attack of fever, took place on Friday last at Owenmore,
the residence of her husband, William Orme, Esq. Mrs. Orme was in the prime
of life, being in her 35th year She has left a large and highly respected
circle of relatives and acquaintances to deplore her early removal from this
world of troubles and disappointments. Her remains were conveyed to the
family burying ground, Moygownagh, on Monday, attended by a vast concourse
of the respectability of this neighbourhood.
DEATH OF THE REV. MR. MORRIS, P.P.
With unfeigned regret we have to announce the death of this gentleman,
which melancholy event took place at Westport on Saturday last. The deceased
was remarkable for his urbanity of manner, gentlemanlike demeanour and an
absence of bigotry, which in too many instances distinguishes his
contemporaries. He devoted his time in Christian efforts to sow peace and
good will amongst his parishioners.-- Mayo Constitution.
CURIOUS DISCOVERY - An ancient mill has within a few days been discovered on
the townland of Shannacashel, parish of Kilmichael, about five miles north
east of Dunmanway. The massive frame of work of solid oak is in good
preservation. It bears the marks of having been consumed by fire. The
remains of the upper and lower milstones are to be seen, one not much
injured and the other greatly fractured by the action of fire. A curious
spade or shovel was found composed entirely of wood, but it was destroyed by
an ignorant countryman. The old men in the neighbourhood state that from
eight to ten feet of that have been cut over its present position. It is
well worthy the attention of the society of Antiquarians.
Cathy Joynt Labath
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