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County of Tyrone Assizes, Belfast News Letter
Friday 28 August 1829


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County of Tyrone Assizes
As reported in the Belfast News Letter
Friday 28 August 1829

Transcribed & Submitted by
Rob Doragh
from the "Belfast News Letter"
Friday 28th August 1829
With additional history paraphrased from wikipedia.




Andrew LOUGHLIN, assault with intent to commit a rape on the body of a female under twelve years of age.
Guilty - to be imprisoned three years and kept to hard labour.

James MELVIN, Robert M'CAVILL, Robert WATSON, George FENTON, Edward SHARKEY and Robert PORTER, for a riot at Strabane, on 13th July last
- trial postponed - admitted to bail, to appear at the next general gaol delivery.

John ALINDON, Thomas REED, and Hugh WILLIAMSON, indicted for the murder of John O'NEILL, at Glenow, on the 13th July
- not guilty - discharged.

Henry PURVIS, Andrew PURVIS, Wm ORR, Hugh LAPSLY, Selvis PURVIS, John FARRELL, James ARBUTHNOT, Charles M'KEOWN, John M'KEOWN, James BRADLY, Philip M'ANULTY, James MOGAN, Henry MULHOLLAND, Patrick M'CONNELL, Patrick HILLAND, and John ORR, for a riot at Glenow, on 13th July last
- trial postponed to next assizes - prisoners admitted to bail.

Charles COLLION, for murder at Glenow, on 13th July last
- trial postponed - to remain in custody till next assizes.

John RENNY, William BIGHAM, James KERNIGHAN, and G. GILLESPY, indicted for the murder of Owen M'CAVILL, at Augher, on 12th May last
- not guilty - discharged.

Patrick GORMAN, for the murder of his wife
- trial postponed till next assizes.



*History paraphrased from wikipedia
History of Ireland in 1829.

13 April Roman Catholic Emancipation became law allowing Catholics, among other things, to become MPs and in the judiciary. Forty Shilling [two pounds] Freeholders could no longer vote in county constituencies as the property qualification for voting was raised to ten pounds a year.

12 July Parades by the Orange Institution were banned in Belfast which led to demonstrations and serious rioting. The rioting spread to Counties Armagh and Tyrone and lasted for some days. At least 20 people died.



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