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Saturday July 3 1847


On the 23rd inst. In the parish Church, Magherafelt, BY THE Rev. C. K. IRWIN, Mr. Thomas HAMMERSLEY, of Castledawson, TO Miss Sarah Jane STEEL, in the vicinity of Magherafelt.

On Tuesday, 1st ultimo, by the Rev. Alexander T.M. GILL, D.D., James PARK, esq. Pittsburgh, to Miss Sarah, Daughter of Richard GRAY, Esq., of Alleghanny city.


On Tuesday, the 29th June, at her father's residence, Rose Lodge, Anahilt, Maria, youngest daughter of Mathew BLACK, Esq., Lieutenant R.N., Agent on board the Maria Somes TRANSPORT.

On the 22d ult, at Ballymaguire, near Stewartstown, Mr. William ANDERSON, deeply and deservedly regretted.

On the 26th ult, at Portlough, (the residence of her brother) Martha, daughter of the late Rev. Geo. DUGALL, of Magherafelt.

At Hill Cottage, Moneymore, on the 25th ult., after two days illness, Mr James ANDERSON, aged 53 years, Agriculturist to the Worshipful Company of Drapers, deeply regretted by all who knew him.

On the 27th ult., in the 61st year of her age, at Campsey, County Londonderry, after a protracted illness, which she bore with Christian resignation, sincerely and deservedly regretted, Winifred, the beloved wife of Sergeant COLE.

To-day it is our painful duty to announce the death of another of our old and worthy citizens, Thomas CUNNINGHAM, Esq., of Castle-street, who was only four days confined in typhus fever.
- Belfast Chronicle.

DEATH OF HUDY McGUIGAN, OR THE QUARTER-CLEFT. - The last of the ancient sept of the McGUIGANS is no more - Hudy McGUIGAN is dead! He died at Strawmore, in the county Derry, on the 6th instant, at the advanced age of eighty years. This most eccentric and most extraordinary specimen of Irish wit, frolic, and fun, whose thousand "splores" have been so humorously described by the graphic pen of Mr. HARKIN, is, after an eventful career, gone to the "bourne whence no traveller returns." Finding his death approaching, he hastened to his native place, Strawmore, where his old friends and neighbours provided a comfortable asylum for him. He became delirious, and whilst in that state, fancied himself in Belfast, "limb-lashing" the "blaggards" of Ann-street and Donegall-quay with his favourite companion, "Black Bess"; and at other times he would be mounted on his matchless mare, "Sheela," flying over the country; sometimes he would be on his feet again, in the full possession of his pliant limbs, and bounding over "Glenadry, or the Crooked Burn." He was interred in the family burying ground of Ballinascreen. The people of the surrounding country purpose raising a monument to commemorate his extraordinary adventures

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