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Tyrone Assizes, Omagh, Co. Tyrone, Northern Ireland July 1835

Extracted from the Belfast News-Letter August 7 1835
Transcribed, Compiled and Submitted by
Len Swindley, Melbourne, Australia



The Calendar was very light, there being only twenty-five prisoners all, eight of whom were vagrants, and discharged by proclamation. The Crown business was finished on Tuesday evening –

None of the trials were of much interest. The following are the convictions:

Hugh Falls for riot and assault; to be imprisoned for twelve months and hard labour

Joseph McKelvey for an assault of Isabella Mills – to be imprisoned one month and pay prosecutor £5

Thomas Brady for stealing a heifer, the property of George Little; transported for life

Bernard O’Neill and Pat. McMullan, found guilty of having sworn informations against one James Toner, charging him with the murder of Hugh O’Neill of Magheralongfield, and having, on the trial of said James Toner, at Summer assizes, 1834, sworn contrary to said informations, and thereby committed wilful and corrupt perjury – to be transported for seven years

Sally Casey, found guilty of having, on the 7th of June last, maliciously set fire to the dwelling-house, stable, and cow-house of Charles Daly of Goland; a judgement of death recorded

Jane Mansfield, for concealing the birth of her child; to be imprisoned 18 months and hard labour

Owen Quinn, submitted to an indictment, for that he, having sworn informations against Michael Carr and John McBrine, charging them for having forcibly entered his house, armed with a scythe, grape, &c. and having assisted in the abducting of his daughter: and having on the following assizes committees wilful and corrupt perjury; to be imprisoned twelve months, with hard labour

William Harvey, for a violent assault – to be imprisoned eighteenth months, with hard labour

Patrick McGeary, for an assault – to be imprisoned one month

Owen Donnelly, charged with the murder of Martin Graham, near Aughnacloy, on 7th April 1820, since which time he has lived at Ballygawley, within three miles of the former town. – Admitted to bail, and trial postponed till next assizes.