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Donegal Assizes, Lifford, Co. Donegal, Ireland March 1824

Extracted from the Strabane Morning Post, Tuesday, March 30 1824
Transcribed, Compiled and Submitted by
Len Swindley, Melbourne, Australia



On Wednesday last, Mr. Justice JEBB, opened his commission in the Crown Court, the following Gentlemen having been sworn on the Grand Jury:

Lieut. Gen. G. V. HART, Foreman

Juror Juror Juror
Sir Samuel HAYES, Bart. George YOUNG, Esq. Edward M. CONOLLY, Esq.
John HARVEY, Esq. Andrew KNOX, Esq. Thomas J. ATKINSON, Esq.
Thomas BROOKE, Esq. Andrew FERGUSON, Esq. John HAMILTON, Esq.
Ralph E. BABINGTON, Esq. James STEWART, Esq. Francis MANSFIELD, Esq.
Alex. R. STEWART, Esq. Robert BATESON, Esq. Henry IRVINE, Esq.
Thomas KENNEDY, Esq. W. STEWART, Esq., Hornhead Conolly GAGE, Esq.
Sir A. CHICHESTER, Bart. Richard W. NESBITT, Esq. Sir Charles STYLE, Bart.
Daniel CHAMBERS, Esq. George KNOX, Esq. High Sheriff  


The Court proceeded to the trial of the following prisoners:

Surname Given Name Details
McCRORY Patrick For stealing a silver spoon, the property of the REV. HAMILTON STEWART - Guilty. To be imprisoned 6 months
TOLLAND James For stabbing on the breast with a bayonet, OWEN RODDY - Guilty. To be imprisoned 12 months



Edward &


For feloniously breaking into the house of JOHN SCANLON, calling themselves Captain Rock and Captain Drake, and administering unlawful oaths to said Scanlon and others - Guilty. To be transported
McGLIN Neal For horse-stealing - Guilty. To be transported
FLEMMING John For stealing a quantity of sheet lead, the property of ALEXANDER BOYD, of Gortlee, Esq. - Not Guilty
RISK James Indicted for the murder of MARY HAIR- Guilty of Manslaughter. To be transported for life



John &


For burning a turf stack, the property of FRANCIS TEAZE of Carrick. Guilty





James &

John &

Hugh &


For riotously assembling with a number of others, assaulting, and throwing down the house of OWEN QUIN, on the morning of Sunday the 16th of November last - DENIS MCMENAMIN guilty
BOUVAIRD Mathew For horse-stealing - Not Guilty
SWEENY Elizabeth For stealing a piece of muslin - Guilty. To be imprisoned two months
McCARRON John A soldier, for coining - Not guilty
CARBERRY Cormick For stealing two cows, the property of JAMES CALLAGHAN - Not Guilty
SHERIDAN Patrick For stealing three heifers - Guilty. To be imprisoned 6 months