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Tyrone Assizes, Omagh, August 1824

Extracted from the STRABANE MORNING POST, Tuesday, August 17, 1824
Transcribed & Submitted by Len Swindley, Melbourne, Australia
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TYRONE ASSIZES HELD AT OMAGH, August 1824

On Wednesday last, the HON. BARON PENNEFATHER opened the Commission in the Crown Court at Omagh. After the Grand Jury had been sworn, which consisted of the following Gentlemen:

 

William STEWART, ESQ. Foreman

Lord CORRY

William D’ARCY IRVINE, ESQ.

Hon. Thomas KNOX

Samuel GALBRAITH, ESQ.

J. C. MOUTRAY, ESQ.

George LENDRUM, ESQ.

J. D. ECCLES, ESQ.

H. G. EDWARDS, ESQ.

Hugh STEWART, ESQ.

James SINCLAIR, ESQ.

J. M. R. BUNBERY, ESQ.

Hugh LYLE, ESQ.

R. W. LOWRY, ESQ.

Jones CRAWFORD, ESQ.

W. VERNER, ESQ.

Crawford COLHOUN, ESQ.

Sir Robert FERGUSON, BART.

Sir J. J. BURGOYNE, KNT.

James LOWRY, ESQ.

William BROWN, ESQ.

William L. CUNNINGHAM, ESQ.

Robert SMYTH, ESQ.

 

 

the Court proceeded to the trial of the following persons:

ELKINS

&

BENSON

Robert


 

Henry

indicted for the murder of HENRY BALL – Guilty: to be hanged on Monday the 16th, but has been respited to Tuesday the 24th inst.

MEAHAN

Biddy

for stealing calico - to be transported seven years

MULRINE (alias McKENNA)

Peggy

for stealing silver tokens - to be transported seven years

ALEXANDER

Jacob

for cow stealing - to be transported seven years

BUOY

John

for stealing tobacco - to be transported seven years

MURDOCK

Hugh

for cow-stealing - to be transported seven years

AGNEW

Samuel

for stealing wearing apparel - to be transported seven years

BRANNON

Sally

for stealing linen cloth - to be transported seven years

McCORMICK

W.

for stealing linen cloth - to be imprisoned 12 months

CONNOR

Matthew

for stealing linen cloth - to be imprisoned 12 months

Thirty persons were convicted of practices connected with illicit distillation; 13 to be imprisoned one month, 14 two months, and one three months, and pay a fine of £5, and one for six weeks.