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Ballina Chronicle; Sep 11, 1850

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  • Cathy Joynt Labath
    BALLINA CHRONICLE Ballina, Co. Mayo Wednesday, September 11, 1850 CORK RECORD COURT Mary Maume, of Sunday s Well (formerly of Ballinoe, County Limerick,)
    Message 1 of 1 , Mar 23, 2007
      Ballina, Co. Mayo
      Wednesday, September 11, 1850

      Mary Maume, of Sunday's Well (formerly of Ballinoe, County Limerick,)
      plaintiff; Edmond de Cantillion, and Elizabeth, his wife, defendants.

      This was a suit for the diet and lodging of Mrs. De Cantillion before
      her marriage. - Defendant Elizabeth was plaintiff's daughter, and married
      the defendant Edmond a short time ago without her mother's consent.
      Plaintiff's son and daughter proved that Elizabeth resided for eleven months
      with plaintiff.
      Mr. Scannell for defendants, argued that there was no proof of
      agreement, and that the action would never have been brought had the
      defendants not been married, and relied on two letters of invitation from
      the plaintiff to her daughter the defendant to come and live with her, and
      on the receipt of which she did so.
      Mr. Walsh replied on behalf of the plaintiff, and the jury found a
      verdict for £27 10s. damages being eleven months diet and lodging with


      The Royal Society for the Promotion and Improvement of the Growth of
      Flax monthly meeting was held at Belfast on Wednesday. A letter was read
      from Mr. Trench, agent of the Lansdowne estates in the County Kerry, in
      which he stated that he was not decided as to the propriety of erecting
      flax-scutching machinery, in consequence of the fresh failure of the potato
      crop, and also, that he thought flax should first be extensively cultivated
      there before machinery would be erected in its preparation. The committee
      considered Mr. Trench's views erroneous, as the reported failure of the
      potato crop afforded the strongest possible reason for attention being
      turned to other crops whose money value would replace that which was now as
      precarious, and the sale of which would provide for the purchase of a
      larger quantity of food than could be raised directly from the same breadth
      of land. The secretary mentioned that of late several individuals had come
      to Belfast from different parts of the south and west of Ireland to make
      inquiries into the details of flax culture and preparation.

      EMIGRATION - On Friday morning upwards of fifty persons from the county
      Fermanagh, consisting of farmers and their families, all Protestants, with
      scarcely and exception, proceeded from this city by the early train to
      Belfast, on their way to the "land of the west." They were all in high
      spirits, and expressed the greatest satisfaction at exchanging a country
      where they are already looked upon as aliens, for one in which they will not
      be frowned upon on account of their religion, or the political opinions they
      conscientiously entertain.--Armagh Guardian.

      Mr. Joliffe Tufnell, of the Royal College of Surgeons, and surgeon to
      the military prison, is selected surgeon of the city of Dublin Hospital.

      The pastorship of the Presbyterian congregation at Fethard is vacant by
      the sudden death of the Rev. Robert Ferris, 25 years minister there.

      Mr. Eneas M'Donnell, brother to M. M'Donnell, Esq. of Westport, has
      suggested to the Synod at Thurles the propriety of entering upon a full
      consideration and final settlement of the two principal controversies for
      several years past, namely, the participation of Irish Roman Catholic
      ecclastistics in political agitation, and the obligations to the Roman
      Catholic oath.


      In Dublin, September 7, at 48 Upper Sackville-street, the lady of James
      Malley, Esq., of a son.


      In Dublin, September 7, at Upper Baggot-street, aged 63 years, the Rev.
      Joseph Seymour, son of the late Rev. Charles Seymour, and vicar of Kilmovee,
      in this county. The deceased has left behind him a widow and long family to
      mourn over the loss of an affectionate father and good husband.

      - Mr. Timothy O'Connor, mail guard, employed between Limerick and
      Galway, is ordered to England, and will be replaced by Mr. M. Fogarty; Mr.
      Edward Connell, mail guard between Dublin and Wexford, is removed to England
      and will be replaced by Mr. John Hatchell.

      SUICIDE OF A POLICEMAN - We deeply regret to have to announce another
      melancholy case of suicide occurring in this town. The unfortunate
      individual was a sub-constable of police, named Patrick Joseph John Walsh, a
      native of Birr, in the King's County, and for some time past a member of the
      constabulary force, stationed in Durham street. It appears that the rash act
      was committed in the barracks, about twelve o'clock, yesterday, the deceased
      discharging into his breast the contents of a gun loaded with ball. Drs.
      Read and Aickin were promptly in attendance, and extracted the ball, but
      otherwise their services were unavailing as the wretched man survived not
      more than half an hour. The deceased, who was about twenty years of age,
      entered the force in April, 1849. It was stated by Head Constable Henderson,
      and Sub-Inspector Wray, at an inquest held on the body, that he was
      frequently found by his companions in a desponding state of mind, and that
      when lately in the North Queen-street barracks, he had more than once
      threatened to destroy himself. The jury returned their verdict, "Suicide
      during temporary insanity." - Banner of Ulster.


      The number of paupers in Newcastle workhouse is 3,300 and only 6 on
      outdoor relief. The guardians ordered the able-bodied women to be employed
      at the capstain mill, there not being sufficient men in the house for that
      purpose. Average weekly cost of each inmate, 10d.
      Eight acres of flax have been grown and are now saved on the workhouse
      land of Tralee Union.
      A poor farmer named Sutton, at Ballyclamy, Westmeath, unable to pay
      poor rate, was driven to suicide last week when threatened with distraint by
      the collector.
      BOYLE UNION - A pauper named James Irwin was introduced to the board
      room. The unfortunate man ran through a great deal of money, he was married
      to a gentleman's daughter, and got £1,500 fortune, but so fond was he of old
      port, that when going out to dine, if he thought the house would not support
      it, he would order his servant to bring some of the best wine that could be
      had. The pauper was received.

      DEATH OF JAMES WATSON, ESQ., of BROOKHILL - We deeply regret to state
      that this esteemed and respected gentleman died on Tuesday afternoon, at his
      residence, Brookhill. A more worthy and estimable individual than Mr. Watson
      we have seldom met, - as a good landlord, a kindly friend, a sterling and
      conscientious upholder of constitutional authority - his life is not often
      to be met with "in these degenerate days" and let people talk as they may of
      patriotism, we believe that, a truer or more disinterested, more thoroughly
      devoted to the real interests of Ireland, has rarely been seen. Mr. Watson
      departed this life, full of years and honour, being at the time of his
      decease, in the 87th year of his age.--Belfast Chronicle.

      Cathy Joynt Labath
      Ireland Old News
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