!! Ballina Chronicle; Oct 31, 1849 "Misc News"
- BALLINA CHRONICLE
Ballina, Mayo, Ireland
Wednesday, Oct 31, 1849
When the Queen's visit to Ireland was announced, Mr. Christopher Fitzsimon,
the son-in-law of Mr. Daniel O'Connell, late representative for the county of
Dublin, and new Clerk of the Hanaper, addressed a letter to Mr. Corry Connellan,
private secretary to the Lord Lieutenant, suggesting to his Excellency that Lady
Jocelyn should not be permitted to attend the Queen to Ireland as Lady in
Waiting, as her ladyship's attendance would reflect unpopularly upon the Queen.
The letter was dropped from Mr. Connellan's pocket, and its contents were
communicated to various persons by the individual who found it. Rumour adds, but
we believe without foundation, that Lord Clarendon acted upon Mr. Christopher
Fitzsimon's suggestion.-- London Standard.
A man in the employ of the Norwich post-office named Lucas had been proved
to be the heir to an immense property, for years in chancery.
At Newmarket last week Mr. Meiklam's Raby won the Cambridgeshire stakes of
£25 each, 162 subscribers beating a large field. Captain Hervey's Rhesus ran
second by a length.
Mr. John O'Donnell of Limerick, attorney, who was obliged to leave Ireland
in consequence of several informations lodged against him as as Confederate
Young Irelander, resided for months during his retreat at Constantinople. In the
Shannon he lay of f Scattery for 8 nights, and eluded, as we before stated, the
search of Col. Vandeleur, and three war steamers-he was very nearly discovered
but for the kindly feel of the master he was a board of, being a freemason. The
naval officer did not intrude in the search on brotherly kindred being
intimated. Mr. O'Donnell expended nearly £600 during his exile.
The late Captain Ogle's house at Dysart, near Castletowndelvin, was
attacked on Saturday night by Whiteboys, and one of the party shot dead by W.
The marriage between Henry Selwyz, Esq. and the Hon. Miss Copley, daughter
of Lord Lyndhurst by his first marriage, is to take place early next month.
Several members of the Great Western Fisheries company are at present in
the west of Ireland, making arrangements to commence fishing on our coasts as
soon as possible. This will afford employment to thousands of destitute people,
and the presence of such a wealthy company cannot fail to create delight.
John O'Connell, Morgan J. O'Connell, Joseph Walker, and Robert D. Browne,
Esqrs. M.P. have all petitioned to sell their estates.
Tuesday the great estate of the Martin family in Connemara, is to be
brought to the hammer in London.
The Nenagh Guardians are considering the necessity of selling land for
non-payment of poor-rates, under the Encumbered Estates Commisison.
The Vice-Guardians of Thurles require 25 acres for a training school, and
the Cashel Guardians are under taking a 25 acre model farm near Castlelake
In compliance with the exigencies of the times Lady Charlotte Wolfe has
entrusted to her agent, Henry de Burgh, Esq. to pay the entire poor rate on her
ladyship's estates near Pallas-green.
Mr. Rochfort having been removed as Secretary to the Galway Attorney
Association, flung a decanter at one of the most respectable senior members of
the profession, upon which he was forthwith expelled from that society.
John Francis Blake, Esq, proprietor of the Galway Vindicator, has been
appointed printer to the Queen's College, Galway.
Cathy Joynt Labath
Ireland Old News