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  • Cathy Joynt Labath
    Gort, Co Galway News Items: Times; London, Middlesex, England; 26 Aug 1811 A barbarous murder was perpetrated a few days ago, in the vicinity of Gort, on one
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      Gort, Co Galway News Items:

      Times; London, Middlesex, England; 26 Aug 1811
      A barbarous murder was perpetrated a few days ago, in the vicinity of Gort,
      on one Flin, of Thomond-gate, Limerick, who had been engaged as a stone-cutter
      on the new buildings at Tierlohan; being a stranger in that part of the country,
      he had been looked upon as an object of jealousy, and was, on his return from
      the fair of Gort, in the evening, way-laid by some inhuman monsters, who
      committed this horrid deed in the presence of his distracted wife.

      Times; London, Middlesex, England; 2 May 1833
      In Galway on Saturday last Thomas Coleman was hanged, pursuant to sentence
      at last assizes, for attempting to assassinate Messrs. Rosengrave, near Gort. He
      was attended by the Rev. Mr. Fahy, Roman Catholic Ordinary, and the Rev. Mr.
      Roche, parish-priest. He died penitent, and in peace with all mankind.

      Bucks County Gazette; Bristol, Pennsylvania; June 15, 1882
      On Thursday last, Walter M. Bourke, a Galway landlord residing at Rahasane
      was hot dead while returning from Gort. His escort, a soldier, was also killed.
      The murder occurred at Ardrahan, seven miles north of Gort. Mr. Bourke was
      riding in front of his dragoons escort when a volley from rifles was fired at
      them from behind a wall and both fell dead. Mr.Bourke was a Magistrate and son
      of the late Crown Solicitor for May. He was a barrister by profession, and had
      amassed a fortune in India. He possessed two estates in Ireland, one at
      Curraleagh, and the other at Rahasane. The murders created great excitement in
      Parliament. Mr. Parnell and other Land League leaders deplored it in strong
      language.

      The Landmark; Statesville, N.C.; 16 May 1921
      One Woman Killed in Irish Ambush.
      Dublin, May 16 - Three government officers and the wife of one of them were
      shot and killed in an ambush last night, four miles from Gort, county Galway.
      The party was riding in a motor car when it was ambushed by 40 men. Military and
      police reinforcements were sent to the scene and were fired upon, and one
      constable was seriously wounded.

      Decatur Daily Review; Decatur, Illinois; 16 May 1921
      Officers Shot.
      Dublin, May 16 - Three government officers and the wife of one of them were
      shot and killed in an ambush last night at Ballyelen, four miles from Gort,
      County Galway.
      The victims were District Inspector Blake and his wife, Captain Cornwallis
      and Lieutenant McCreery. The captain and the lieutenant were attached to the
      Seventeenth Lancers.
      The party was riding in a motor car when it was ambushed by forty men.
      Military and police reinforcements were fired upon and the constable was
      severely wounded.


      Cathy Joynt Labath
      Ireland Old News
      http://www.IrelandOldNews.com/

      Researching my JOYNT family who emigrated from Ashfield Demesne,Beagh Parish,
      ( near Gort) Co. Galway. Also researching NELLY from same area. My great
      grandfather's sister, Margaret "Peggy" Joynt, was the only JOYNT of this family
      to stay behind in Ireland. She married Patrick NELLY and she and her husband
      died in March 1913.

      The interesting thing about the NELLY surname is that in all the Irish records I
      have found it spelled as NELLY and in all the US records of their children who
      emigrated it was spelled as NALLY.
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