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On Thursday last, the Assizes for the County of Donegal, commenced at Lifford. The Hon. Justice Vandeleur, having presided in the Crown Court, the following Gentlemen were sworn on the GRAND JURY:
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Col. Conolly, Foreman
Jurist Jurist Jurist Sir J. Stewart, Bart. D. Chambers, Esq. Sir E. S. Hayes, Bart. D. Todd, Esq. Sir A. Chichester, Bart W. Wray, Esq. Alex. Stewart, Esq., M.P. R. W. Nesbitt, Esq. John Hamilton, Esq. J. Johnston, Esq. R. Montgomery, Jun. Esq. H. Babington, Esq. J. Harvey, Esq. R. McClintock, Esq. G. Young, Esq. T. J. Atkinson, Esq. J. Pratt, Esq. A. Ferguson, Esq. William Stewart, Esq. Sir J. J. Burgoyne, Knt. C. Gage, Esq. Ralph Young, Esq.
The Court then proceeded to try the following prisoners:
Surname Given Name Details Glendenning Eleanor For stealing a grey cloak; to be transported seven years Meenan Pat. For stealing a shirt - Not Guilty Boyle William For stealing woollen cloth -- Not Guilty Kelly Edward Charged with having, on the 22nd of June last, stabbed Connel Kelly with a grape. [A lengthy report of the trial continues] The Jury without leaving the box, returned a verdict of guilty Donnelly James For stealing wearing apparel, at Ballindreat, Guilty. - To be imprisoned six months and kept to hard labour Gallagher Hugh
An 11 year old, for sheep stealing. The prisoner pleaded Guilty
The prisoner, on being asked by the Court, if he knew the consequence of pleading guilty to a charge of sheep stealing - or if he knew that the punishment of the crime was transportation? Replied in the negative. He then pleaded not guilty
It appeared in evidence, that the prisoner had been connected with some persons in the neighbourhood, where he had stolen the sheep, and that he had offered them for sale for the sum of twelve shillings - Guilty. To be Transported seven years
Coyle P. For having, on the 25th February last, knocked down Daniel McFadden, against the wheel of a cart, from which he died. - Not Guilty
For burning a stack-yard --- Not Guilty Gallaugher Michael For stealing a barrel- Not Guilty McMullion Alice Vagrant - Not Guilty
For obstructing Revenue Police To be imprisoned 6 months, and kept to hard labour Nelson Sarah For stealing flannel from Manus Bonar - Discharged by Proclamation
For being Vagrants. - Discharged by Proclamation McGurggan Andrew for stealing a Roll of Tobacco - Discharged by Proclamation McCallion Bryan Committing a Rape. - Discharged by Proclamation
for administering Poison to Catherine McGarvey - Not Guilty McKenny Patrick, (alias The Creeper) Vagrant - To be Transported for seven years, unless he find security within 6 months for good behaviour
Twelve persons, charged with illicit distillation - Sentenced to pay a fine of £2 or to be imprisoned one month.
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