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Omagh Assizes 1820 a Case Against Watts, Stewart & Beatty
Civil Bill for Fradulently Removing a Distress for Rent

Extracted & Transcribed by Teena
from "A treatise on the law of Landlord and Tenant in Ireland."
2nd edition By J. FINLAY (Barrister-at-Law) Dublin 1835 (page 534)




In the Omagh Assizes 1820 - Case against - WATTS, STEWART, BEATTY
Civil Bill for fradulently removing a Distress for Rent

Form of special C.B. before judges of assizes

James SLOANE of Donoghmore in the County of Tyrone, Gentleman, one of the Attorneys, as signee of Alexander SLOANE - Plaintiff

James WATT, Joseph WATT, Robert WATT and William STEWART, all of Tullyarran, all farmers, and Robert BEATTY, of Cabragh, wheelright, - Defendants

County of Tyrone to wit.

By the lords judges of assize for the north-west circuit of Ulster, at an assizes to be held in the town of Omagh, in, and for, the said county. The defendants, James WATT, Joseph WATT, Robert WATT, and William STEWART, all of Tullyarran, and Robert BEATTY, of Cabragh, and residing in the County of Tyrone, aforesaid, are hereby required personally to be, and appear, before the said lords judges of assize, at an assizes to be held in the town of Omagh, in and for, the said county of Tyrone, on the 25th day of July, next, to answer the plaintiff's bill in an action for the sum of 19 19s. 11d. sterling, being double the value of two horses, two wheel cars, two beds and bedding, a quantity of timber, and a quantity of wheelright and carpenter's tools, and several articles of household furniture, being the goods and chattels of one James DAVIDSON which were in, and upon houses and premises in the townland of Donoghmore, parish of Donoghmore, barony of Dungannon, and said county Tyrone, which were then and there held by said James DAVIDSON, under the said James SLOANE, as tenant, by virtue of a lease made and duly executed by, and between, the said Alexander SLOANE and the said J. DAVIDSON and bearing date the 24th day of February, in the year 1812, for a term of 18 years, from the first day of Nov. then last past, at a yearly rent of 20 1s. 7d. and by virtue of which lease there was due to plaintiff from and on said premises, a sum of 10 0s. 9 1/2 d. being one half year's rent to the first day of November 1816: and which said goods and chattels the said defendants knowingly and willfully aided and assisted, the said J DAVIDSON in fraudulently and clandestinely taking, conveying, and carrying away off said premises in Donoghmore, aforesaid in the county of Tyrone aforesaid, on the 10th day of February in the year of our Lord 1817, to prevent same being distrained by plaintiff, or being taking by plaintiff's bailiff, as a distress for said half year's rent due said plaintiff by said DAVIDSON, as tenant as aforesaid out of said houses and premises up to and for the first day of November, in the year 1816: and by reason of defendants so willfully, and knowingly aiding and assisting said J DAVIDSON, in so fraudulently and clandestinely taking, conveying, and carrying away said goods and chattels off said premises as aforesaid, plaintiff was prevented and thereby deprived from distraining, or having said goods and chattels taken and secured, in and upon said houses and premises as a distress for such rent so due there-out, or in default thereof, the said lords judges of assize will proceed as to justice shall appertain.

Dated this 28th day of June 1820
Returnable the 25th day of July 1820, the first day of the next assizes of Omagh.

William FLETCHER
Richard JEBB
28th June 1820
28th June 1820

Signed by J SLOANE, attorney, plaintiff in person


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