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Donegal Assizes, Lifford, Co. Donegal, Auguest 1822

Extracted from the Strabane Morning Post, Tuesday, August 6, 1822
Transcribed, Compiled and Submitted by
Len Swindley, Melbourne, Australia
len_swindley[at]hotmail.com
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DONEGAL ASSIZES HELD AT LIFFORD, AUGUST 5, 1822

On Saturday last, the assizes for Donegal commenced at Lifford. The Hon. JUSTICE FLETCHER presiding in the Crown Court, and the Hon. Justice Johnston presiding in the Record Court. The following Gentlemen were sworn on the Grand Jury:

Foreman: Hon. E. M. P. CONOLLY

Sir S. HAYES, Bart

J. CHAMBERS, Esq.

Thomas BROOKE, Esq

R. BABINGTON, Esq.

Andrew KNOX, Esq.

G. YOUNG, Esq.

James STEWART, Esq.

J. CAREY, Esq.

Sir J. GALBRAITH, Bart.

F. MANSFIELD, Esq.

Conolly GAGE, Esq.

Sir J. J. BURGOYNE, Knt.

Joseph JOHNSTON, Esq.

A. FERGUSON, Esq.

D. CHAMBERS, Esq.

T. J. ATKINSON, Esq.

W. STEWART, Esq., Horn Head

M. BABINGTON, Esq.

R. W. NESBITT, Esq.

C. CRAWFORD, Esq.

J. HARVEY, Esq.

J. COCHRAN, Esq.

 


 

The Judge addressed the Grand Jury in a brief manner, congratulating them on their calendar, which exhibited but one crime of an atrocious nature - that of a rape

The Court proceeded to try the following persons:

GARRY

William

Indicted for a rape on Martha DONAGHEY, near Castlefin to be executed on the 12th of Nov. next; submitted; Death

HENRY

Connell

Of Glen, for perjury; Guilty – to stand in the pillory at Killybegs, and to be transported for 7 years

LOGUE alias MULLOY

Cornelius

For disposing of Sheep which he came dishonestly by; to be imprisoned 6 months, and kept at hard labour

McCAY

Thomas

Indicted for having a mare in his possession, the property of John ROGERS; Guilty

McDAID

Edward

For robbing the house of Henry KANE, at Malin; guilty to be imprisoned for 7 years

McMULLIN

Eleanor

For stealing a pocket containing Bank tokens to the amount of 30s. and upwards; to be imprisoned 6 months

SHIELS

Peter

For robbing Patrick MURRAY of Barnes of a Mare, on the King’s highway; to be executed on the 12th of November next

21 persons were discharged by proclamation.

31 persons were found guilty of practices connected with Illicit Distillation – to be imprisoned 1 month or pay £2 to the King; 5 persons guilty of the like – to be imprisoned 2 months, or pay a fine of £3 to the King