Transcribed by Teena from the Londonderry Sentinel 3 Apr. 1830 (spelling is per the article)
Murder of a Protestant at Clonoe, near Stewartstown
Charles CULLION was indicted for the wilful murder of Simon WILLIAMSON at Clonoe on the 13th July last. After a number of challenges on the part of the prisoner, the following jury were sworn.
Archibald OSBORNE, foreman
Thomas READ examined – Knew the deceased, Simon WILLIAMSON; was at home at Clonoe, near Stewartstown on 13th July last; was from home on the 12th, but returned about nine o’clock that evening; was in no procession on the 13th; in the morning of that day saw a great multitude of men, from 1000 to about 1500; about three o’clock they passed his house, going in the direction of Lough-Neagh; they returned about, or before seven in the evening and went towards the chapel of Clonoe; they had guns, bayonets upon poles, spades, shovels, pitchforks, bill-hooks, etc.; is certain there were upwards of twenty or thirty who had guns; they were huzzaing going past his house; the chapel is about 130 perches beyond his house; could see the multitude when on the hills about the chapel, from his house, also the top the chapel; observed one man in particular passing up and down past his house towards the cross roads and back again, more than once or twice; the chapel is five or six perches off the road; the road the multitude went, leads to Coal Island and Dungannon; left his house and went to the cross roads; came home again and about half an hour after, saw the Orangemen coming from the cross-roads towards his house; there might have been 150 or 160 of them; knows the black bridge; it is about 112 or 116 perches from his house, on the road leading to the chapel; the bridge is within 26 or 30 perches of the chapel; the Orange party passed the end of his house and went the same road as the others had gone; witness went forward with the Orange party to endeavour to make peace and to reconcile them; to try to get the Orangemen past quietly; took his musquet with him; when he got the length of the black bridge, went forward with Dr. BUCK’S servant before the party, without arms; spoke to the Roman Catholic party; had left his gun with a man on the bridge; asked a man of the opposite party if they would allow them to pass; did not know him; he said first he would, but immediately afterwards exclaimed, “d_n my soul if we let the Orangemen pass this way”; the man had no arms at the time; another man then came forward who had arms; knew him perfectly well; was his neighbour; he gave three cheers, shouted “No Surrender” and ran at witness with a bayonet; he warded off the blow and the man then ran past him; there had been no shots fired at this time; some of the Roman Catholic party who had arms took off the road to the left of the black bridge; this was further off than the Orangemen, but in their sight; immediately after a shot was fired by the party who had gone off the road; it was fired towards the bridge, where the Orangemen had taken up their position; two other shots were fired by the same party immediately after; Simon WILLIAMSON fell by one of the three shots; no shots were fired by the Orangemen before this; the Orange party fired then; knew John BARCLAY, who died in his (witness’s) house the next morning; he (BARCLAY) was of the Orange party; the Orangemen had put their flag in the church and had it not with them when they went to the black bridge; they left the drum in witness’s house; the Orangemen were conveying the Unix men home; past the chapel was their nearest way home from where they then were; knows not whether any of the prisoners were present.
Cross-examined – Is sure the 1500 he saw from his house were not an Orange party; heard that a large party of Orangemen had met at Mr. GREER’S, near Stewartstown; can’t say whether they had arms or not; belongs to no lodge; heard the Unix lodge were part of those who were at Stewartstown; it was necessary to go past the chapel from the crossroad; it was not necessary to go past the chapel in escorting the Unix men from Stewartstown, but from where they then were it was; Unix is more than half mile from the black bridge; the Unix men came that way to see the Coole men home first; Unix is only about a quarter, or half a mile from Stewartstown; past the chapel was their nearest way from the cross roads, after coming there with the Coole men; they could have gone back the road they had come; there is a cross road leading to Unix, but it is a very bad one; after coming to the cross roads does not think they could have conveyed the Unix men a nearer way; the by-road between and Stewartstown is very bad ; thinks that by-road was an equal distance; there was about 150 Orangemen, some of them not armed; there were no shots fired by the Orangemen that he had heard before they came to his house; the Roman Catholics marched down in a direct line to the chapel, where the Orangemen were; never heard that the chapel was to have been attacked until it was sworn at last Assizes; did not hear that the Roman Catholics were assembled to defend it; the Coole lodge went to see the Unix men safe past the chapel, fearing they would be molested by the multitude; when the Coole lodge had come to the crossroads they heard of the party being at the chapel and then went to see the Unix men past; heard that a Mr. GALWAY had advised the Orangemen not to pass the chapel; GALWAY is district master of the Orangemen; they deposited the drum in witness’s house and put past the flag, fearful of giving offence; John O’NEAL (of the Roman Catholic party) was shot near the bridge.
By the Court – When WILLIAMSON was killed the first of the two parties were nearly together; there had been no stones thrown, nor any coalition when he was killed; after the three shots the firing became general; did not see O’NEAL when he was shot, his back was to him; heard that he (O’N.) was endeavouring to make peace; saw another John O’NEALL, not him that was shot.
Re-examined – Can’t say exactly what time elapsed between WILLIAMSON and O’NEAL being shot, about a minute; WILLIAMSON was killed first.
Hugh WILLIAMSON examined – Was at Stewartstown on the 13th July last; went to see the Unix men home; went by Coole; when at the black bridge saw a great number of men, armed at and near Clonoe chapel; Simon WILLIAMSON was his father; before any engagement heard his father request Thomas READ (last witness) to go forward and ask permission for the Orangemen to pass; READ went forward and during the time he was speaking to them, saw the prisoner at the bar (whom he identified) and two others go off the road into a field; they fired three shots immediately afterwards; prisoner was within seven or eight paces of them at the time; his father was killed by one of the shots; he then heard someone cry out, “would we stand up and not defend ourselves and Simon WILLIAMSON shot”; did not see his father again until he went home; he was then dead; was within seven or eight perches of the three men when the shots were fired; saw that the guns were levelled at where his father was; saw where his father was before the shots were fired; when he heard the exclamation and before the three shots were fired, nothing had been done by the Protestant party; they fired immediately after and the Roman Catholics ran back to the chapel and got behind houses and ditches and then fired also; heard before he left Stewartstown that a party of Roman Catholics had assembled at Clonoe and had surrounded the houses of Protestants; Coole is in the townland of Clonoe.
Cross ex. – Was at Mr. GREER’S, near Stewartstown; Mr GREER gave them a good advice, but did not hear him say anything about Clonoe; there were more than 250 at Mr GREER’S; some of them were armed; had a gun himself; was not requested to stop in Stewartstown; the Unix men came to convey the Coole lodge a piece, and then, seeing the Roman Catholic party at the chapel, they thought it their duty to see them past; Unix is nearer Stewartstown than Coole; the men could have gone home another way, had they not come to convey them a piece; they did not come by the black bridge, as a pretext for passing the chapel; the nearest road to Unix was past the chapel; there is another road, but does not think it is so near; had they (the Unix men) come to the cross-road with the Coole men, they could have gone another way home; their party consisted of about 50 at the black bridge; some men from Coole met them at the cross-roads; none who joined them had arms that he saw; knows Mr. GALWAY; he was with them at Stewartstown and came with them the Lough road; Mr. GALWAY is District Master; he (Mr. GALWAY) told them on leaving them, to go home quietly; Mr. GALWAY left them at CURRY’S (the blacksmith’s, about two miles from Stewartstown); at the cross-roads Mr. GALWAY gave them the advice; heard no one call Mr. GALWAY a cowardly rascal; Mr. GALWAY lives in Stewartstown; the chapel would have been the longest way back to Stewartstown; it would not have been so near for the Unix men to go home by Stewartstown; had left past the flag and music, fearful of giving the people at the chapel offence; took powder and ball with him to Stewartstown, to defend himself; saw no powder bought in Stewartstown; heard some person had asked the permanent sergeant (Mr. DUDGEON) for ammunition; it was a man who was in liquor who asked for it; three Roman Catholics whom he knew lost their lives; several others of them were wounded; they had a report among themselves, that the chapel was to be attacked; knew O’NEAL; saw him before and after he received the shot; heard that the chapel was to be attacked from the Roman Catholic party, after the affray, not before; they had marched in procession past the chapel often before and never had the least intention of molesting it; the Roman Catholic party wanted to stop them walking that day; they buy ammunition themselves to protect their houses; Mr. GREER is their County master; the Orangemen would rather take an offence than give it; had the Roman Catholic party not attacked them no lives would have been lost.
In answer to a juror – It is customary, on such days, to convey those who live farthest off, part of their way home.
John KERMAN, ex. – Was in Stewartstown on 13th July last and went with the Orangemen to Mr. GREER’S; returned to Stewartstown; heard a rumour that a number of people had assembled at Clonoe; some the Coole men were advised not to go home; Coole is not the direct road to Clonoe; went to convey Coole and Unix men home, fearful they would be attacked; lives in Stewartstown; was at Thomas READ’S; they left the flag past in the Church and the drum in READ’S; advised himself that they should be left past, fearful of their being the least offence, or irritating those who were assembled at the chapel; the black bridge is nearer the chapel than READ’S; observed a great crowd of persons on the hills and about the chapel; saw something white flying, like flags; the party at the chapel had guns, bayonets on poles, scythes, &,c.; as soon as the Protestant party appeared, the Roman Catholic party raised a shout and came running towards them; about ten or twelve of the Protestant party had got to the black bridge, but went no farther and each there promised they would offend none of the Roman Catholic party if they were allowed to pass; Thomas READ went forward together with a man called McPIKE, (Dr. BUCK’S servant) and requested the Catholic party to allow them to pass; when READ was speaking to them, saw a man with a bayonet on a pole make a stab at him; READ avoided the blow and turned back, when another man made a second thrust at him; a few of the Roman Catholic party then went into a field on the left of the road; they had guns; there was immediately one shot and then two others; they were fired at those on the bridge; Simon WILLIAMSON fell from one of the three shots; no shot had been fired, nor any hostile act done by the Protestants before WILLIAMSON was killed; immediately after the last of the three shots, the firing was returned by the Protestants; they had left Stewartstown armed, to protect the others on their way home; had been ordered to do so.
Cross ex. – A great many lodges met at Mr. GREER’S; Mr. GREER is County master; heard the Roman Catholic party were assembled from Clonoe chapel to Coole, along the road; when at the cross-roads heard they were at the chapel; 100 of those at Mr. GREER’S had arms; heard Mr. GREER request them to avoid a party of Roman Catholics which he had been told were assembled at Arboe; of about 150 Orangemen who returned from Mr. GREER’S to Stewartstown, 50 had guns and pistols; some of them had ball cartridge on leaving Stewartstown; they went into the houses and brought out the ammunition, on resolving to see the others home; had a blunderbuss himself, but no ammunition; they were determined to fight their way if attacked; would have fired when the others fired if he had had ammunition; no shots were fired along the road; the Coole, Cloghin and Unix men left Stewartstown together; the Unix men accompanied them to see the Coole men home; when at the cross-roads, Mr. GALWAY desired the Coole men to go home, but they did not take his advice and he left them; heard some of the Unix men accusing him of cowardice for not going; Mr. GALWAY told the Unix men they might return by Stewartstown, but they said they would not, as it was far about, that the other (past the chapel) was the nearest way and the road they were accustomed to go and they would go; witness himself gave the same advice as Mr. GALWAY; heard the party at the chapel making a noise and recommended, as the numbers of the others were much greater and dreading bloodshed, that they should not pass it; said they had left Stewartstown for seeing the Coole and Cloghin men home; that being accomplished, the Unix men might return by Stewartstown, supposing it was not the near, or the usual way home; they said they would go past the chapel; they did not consider they should turn off the straight common road for any person; had they turned back, there was a cross road that would take them to their own land, but it was very bad; had gone once by it himself and it was almost impassible, though in harvest time; he had to take into the fields; he always avoided it again; the road by the chapel was their nearest road; the other was about half a mile round; thinks some of them were willing to go by the chapel and fight if opposed; others would have turned; WILLIAMSON and O’NEAL fell nearly at the same time; saw them shake hands before; WILLIAMSON was positively killed first; shots were fired at the Orange party immediately after the first three; WILLIAMSON and O’NEAL were both for peace; they had said, if the one would keep back his party, the other would do the same; some said it might be the same shot that killed both, but that is not his opinion; WILLIAMSON fell first; witness’s party had greatly diminished, otherwise he thinks they would have been allowed to pass quietly; many of the Protestants deserted.
Daniel BRADLEY examined – Knows Charles CULLION and identifies him; saw him at Clonoe with the Roman Catholic party; he had a gun, but can’t say he saw him fire it; when the Orangemen were coming forward to the black bridge, saw him come out of the house where he lived and deliberately charge the gun with powder and ball; he then saw him run down towards the black bridge and heard him swear “by my eternal God, I will empty her in Orange blood in five minutes”; saw him then go into a field, with two other men and instantly afterwards the shot was fired.
Cross-examined – Gave an account of what he now swears to his master seven or eight days after the transaction; was with and belonged to the Roman Catholic party that day himself; is not a Roman Catholic now; changed his religion since, because he saw that the Roman Catholics, with whom he then was, were a cowardly party and acted most inhumanly; they were even going to stick himself on that day; is now a Protestant; was never turned out of the Roman Catholic church; what occurred on 13th July induced him to change his religion; had gone often to mass; only once to confession and he could not be induced to go back again; would rather belong to a religion that was loyal and religious; was living in Johnny GARTLEY’S on the 12th, but hired with a Mr. HAZELTON seven or eight days after; told Mr. HAZELTON, both before and after he went to him, what he swears; did not tell GARTLEY; he is a Roman Catholic; had no intention of going to HAZELTON (when he left GARTLEY); Mr. HAZELTON, though he asked him to hire, did not hire him from what he told him; witness told Mr. HAZELTON when in his service that he would go to church and Mr. HAZELTON told him to do so; heard there was an investigation at Dungannon, but did not go forward to give evidence at it; was afraid to do so, well knowing what danger he was in if he did; was not summoned to the last Assizes; when he saw that the Protestants were swearing against in such a manner, and they not guilty, he determined, in justice, to tell what knew, the truth and take chance; told what he has sworn to many persons since last Assizes, William PARKER, young Simon WILLIAMSON and many others; is not now in Mr. HAZELTON’S service; will now be a Protestant till death; while he was of the Roman Catholic party might have been loyal enough, but had not loyal men at his back.
To the Court – Told before that he saw CULLION go into the field and then heard the shot; two others went in with him; mentioned he had seen CULLION, in company with one Isaac O’NEAL, advance to the bridge and go over into the field; Isaac O’NEAL was one of the two who went over with prisoner.
By a Juryman – Saw none but the three in that part of the field; the shot was fired immediately after their going over the ditch.
By the Court – Prisoner and the other two were in the front of the Roman Catholic party and within four or five perches of the Protestants when they went over the ditch.
Cross-examination resumed – The Roman Catholic party were scattered behind the chapel and round the fields; there were about 150 of the Roman Catholic party came down after the prisoner and the other two; some of them were shouting, that they would pull out their Orange puddings; when the Protestant party fired the Roman Catholics fled and hid behind ditches & c.; was within about four perches of the three when they leapt over the ditch; both Isaac O’NEAL and the other who accompanied prisoner, had guns; when he saw prisoner charging the gun and swearing what he would do, followed him to see what he would do.
To a juryman – It was one of the three who fired the shot; did not see the guns levelled, but saw the smoke.
Mr. COLE examined – ls dispensary surgeon at Ballygawley; was called on to view the body of Simon WILLIAMSON; there was a wound in his left thigh, a gun shot wound; it was the cause of his death; examined the body on the 15th July.
Michael HAGAN examined – Remembers 13th knows CULLION, with whom he lived under the same roof, twenty or thirty perches from the black bridge; saw a large party that day coming to the chapel; they had no music, but had guns, pitchforks and other weapons; these were the Roman Catholic party; about half-past seven that evening saw the Orangemen coming down towards the black bridge; they then had a flag but no music; the prisoner, at that time, was standing at his father’s door, where he lived; the house is on the road leading from Cole Island to the black bridge, between and where the Orangemen were coming down; the prisoner had no arms at the time; he (prisoner) went at that moment into his father’s house; heard a shot before he (witness) went in; followed prisoner in, in about three minutes after, he heard the shot; the shot came from the Orange party; when he went in, he found the prisoner, his sister and a Patrick M‘CONNEL in the house; heard plenty of shots after he went in; did not leave the house until after both parties had dispersed and were off the road; the battle lasted about twenty minutes; the prisoner’s father’s house is nearer the road than witness’s, though under the same roof; was glad to get into the first door he found open; stopped on the road until the first shot was fired, which was from the Protestant party coming down to the bridge.
Cross-examined – Prisoner’s house was quite empty at the time; his family had gone away from it, under apprehension of what took place; it was closed from hearing the report of the Orangemen coming; can’t say how many Roman Catholics were assembled there might 500, but wont say there was 1,000; saw them assembling from ten in the morning; thinks the greater number of them did not belong to the parish; saw little children put up a green arch the evening before; CULLION took fright and went into the house before witness; the Roman Catholics were scattered here and there; some on the road and some in the fields; saw no man shot; took fright also after the first shot was fired; the three whom he named were sitting round the fire and the fighting going on all the time; they sat trembling with fear; a good many others made their escape into the same house; CULLION was sitting on the right hand side of the fire, with his sister by his side; the third person was smoking on the floor, but he was not trembling with fear; the prisoner was trembling and his sister was trembling double as much; witness was trembling bad enough and sat on very feared; the strangers that were in the house were of the Roman Catholic party who had that day assembled; saw some of them in the parish before; some of them were sitting, others standing; a person could go to the gable and fire a shot that would take effect at the bridge and slip in again with safety; is a Roman Catholic; saw none of those that were killed or wounded; did not go to the field of battle that day at any time; was not examined last Assizes, but had told what he has sworn to several persons; knows they were hunting the country to get witness to prove that the Protestants began the firing; was not summoned last Assizes; the investigation took place at Dungannon, before the Assizes.
Re-examined – The parish priest pulled down the arch on Monday morning; did not know the prisoner was summoned here last Assizes, but heard he was taken, after giving evidence, as a principal.
Mary CULLION examined – The prisoner is her brother; he was in his father’s house on 13th July last; he went in with her from the end of the house when the Orangemen were coming forward to the black bridge; the Roman Catholic party were standing on the road; heard no shots until after they went in; after she went in heard “rallies”, reports of guns or pistols; the prisoner remained in his father’s house and had no gun; Michael HAGIN (last witness) followed her and her brother in and stopped in the house during the whole affray; there were others in the house when she went in; knew Paddy M’CONNELL and Michael DEVLIN, who were in it; they were all in the corner of the house; her brother and herself both remained in the house; Patrick M’CONNELL was smoking, afraid to out; the door was not shut; Michael HAGIN came in; did not look out at the window; there was an investigation at Dungannon; the prisoner did not remain in his own house all the time between the rioting and the Assizes; wont say that he was more than six ( -?) during all that time.
Patrick M’CONNELL examined – Knows prisoner; knows where he lives, near the chapel of Clonoe; a little after seven o’clock saw a party of men coming towards the chapel, which induced him to go into CULLION’S house; saw the prisoner and his sister in it; heard no shot fired until after he went into the house; recollects Michael HAGIN coming in; witness remained in the house some minutes after the firing ceased; it lasted about fifteen or twenty minutes; the prisoner was in the house when he went in and he left him there; when witness came out only saw two or three on the road conveying in the Roman Catholic dead; did not stop to see how many were killed; went straight home, two miles off.
Cross-examined – Nothing but seeing the Orangemen coming down induced him to go in to the house; does not think, even had he went on, that they (the Orangemen) would have molested him; saw Roman Catholics at the chapel; wont say there were 100; about 50; they were doing nothing; heard they were assembled to defend the chapel; saw arms with the Roman Catholic party; went into the house, fearful that the parties would discharge their arms at each other, as he was between them.
Joseph DUDGEON, examined – Is postmaster of Stewartstown and permanent Serjeant of the Clonoe yeomanry; was at Stewartstown on 13th July last; saw some of the Clonoe yeomanry with guns that morning, at the head of his avenue; there were about twenty or thirty of the party; the majority of them were not armed; they were not all yeomanry; they said they were afraid their guns would be taken in their absence and that they had brought them with them to Stewartstown; saw them again in the evening; told them it would be better for them not to go to Coole that evening, as he had been informed that there was a large assembly of men called Ribbonmen, assembled near Clonoe chapel, who had been marching in procession through the parish of Clonoe that day; was afraid if the Orangemen would to where he knew their lodge room was they would be attacked; one of the party asked him to go along with them, but he would not; he was also asked to give some ammunition; he replied the ammunition he had belonged to the government and he would not give any of it except ordered by a magistrate or superior officer.
Cross-examined – They did not take his advice, but went on to Coole; could not say how many of them had arms; the man was in liquor who asked him for the ammunition; he did not think anything of what he said, as he knew he would have said nothing of the kind had he been sober.
Re-examined – Considers they did right in bringing their arms with them, from what he heard afterwards; thinks also, as their wives and families were in danger, they did right in going to protect them; would take arms with himself were he fearful of being attacked.
Here the case closed and the learned judge explained the law in a most luminous manner; recapitulating the evidence at great length, and defining the difference between murder and manslaughter. The jury retired for about fifteen minutes and returned a verdict of manslaughter. To be imprisoned 12 months and kept to hard labour.
Patrick GORMAN was put on his trial, charged with poisoning his wife. Not Guilty,
Lifting Arms – Robert DENNING, William LESLIE and Henry NEWAL, for entering the dwelling house of Samuel CALLOWHER, at Lisaclaw, near Stewartstown and unlawfully seizing a musquet.
Samuel CALLOWHER, examined – Identifies the prisoners as three of the party who entered his house, between eight and nine o’clock at night, on 1st February last, all armed, and said if he would not give up his gun they would blow his brains out; they then searched the house and having found the gun they went off, swearing if he would give information against any person within twenty miles they would return and take his life.
Barbara CALLOWHER and Thos. M’ELVENNY were then examined. The three witnesses entirely disagreed in their testimony.
Thomas HANNA examined – The prisoner NEWAL was at his house the night in question, from seven till twelve, during which time he was not ten minutes out of his sight
Andrew SIMS, corroborated the testimony of last witness, having also spent the evening in HANNA’S, together with NEWAL.
Jas. DENNING jun. – The little boy, Denning, is his (witness’s) brother; in consequence of a sore in his thigh he is often confined to bed, so that he could not hava been one of the party, as sworn by Samuel CALLOWHER.
James DENNING sen. – ls the father of the boy; swears that he was in bed on the night of 1st February, at eight o’clock and could not have been out unknown to witness, even had his leg been well.
James ROBINSON – Knows the prisoner LESLIE; was in his company on the night of 1st February, from seven until eleven o’clock. Not Guilty,
Bernard and Patrick KELLY were capitally indicted for assaulting and wounding James MOORE on the 15th June last. After the assault had been proved, a conversation took place between counsel and learned judge, when it was ruled that the act was complete before prisoners came up, upon which the prisoners were acquitted upon this indictment, but pleaded guilty to another indictment preferred against them for riot. To be imprisoned 12 months each.
Dennis M’KEW for uttering a counterfeit shilling. Not Guilty.
Abduction – Thomas CONNOLLY sen., John CONNOLLY and Francis CONNOLLY , for the abduction of Catherine O’NEILL to compel her to marry Thomas CONNOLLY jun., and Alice CREIGAN, for aiding and assisting, at Tulnacross, 1st Feb. last.
Catharine O’NEILL on her examination acknowledged that she was acquainted with the said Thomas CONNOLLY for twelve months; On her cross-examination, she said she had been courting with him during that period, but never was willing to marry him; often drank a glass of whiskey with him; and thought no harm of it; would do with any man and courted for fun with many a person whom she would not marry.
Several other witnesses were examined and the jury having retired for a few minutes, returned a verdict of not guilty.
Michael M’CARRON for stealing sundry articles, the property of Acheson WOODEHOUSE in Omagh, in February last. To be transported for seven years.
James BREEN for stealing bank notes from James BERRY. To be transported seven years.
James WHITE for stealing a horse. Sentence of death recorded.
James LOCKARD for burglary, near Augher. Sentence of death recorded.
John NOBLE for sheep stealing, to remain in custody till next Assizes.
David HUNTER for stealing watches from the shop of David MILLER Omagh – Guilty, to be imprisoned twelve months.
Mary KERR for stealing calico, the property of John CATHER, Omagh – Guilty, to be imprisoned twelve months and kept to hard labour.
Felix MALON for stealing sundry articles, the property of Thomas PATTON and A. WOODHOUSE, at Fintona. Guilty, to be imprisoned six months and kept to hard labour.
Jane SMITH for stealing wearing apparel at Dungannon. Guilty, to transported seven years.
Catharine BOLAND for stealing a turkey. Guilty, to be imprisoned one month and kept to hard labour.
Charles HAMILTON otherwise HART for stealing a coat the property of James LAW at Fintona. Submitted. To be imprisoned three months and kept to hard labour.
Sarah BRIAN for issuing counterfeit coin at Trillick. Guilty, to be imprisoned six months and give security.
Rachael DUNLOP for stealing a roll of tobacco at Fintona. Guilty, to be imprisoned twelve months and kept to hard labour.
Mary BURNES for stealing a shawl at Omagh. Guilty, to be imprisoned one week.
Henry O’BRINE for stealing linen yarn, the property of A. ARMSTRONG. Guilty, to be transported seven years.
Sarah BURNES for stealing calico at Omagh. Guilty, to be imprisoned six months and kept to hard labour.
George BALLANTINE for stealing two cows, the property of Alexander M’BRIDE. Guilty, to be transported seven years.
Rachel M’GILL, for dealing muslin at Beragh. Guilty, to be imprisoned three months and kept to hard labour.
James M’GRATH for manufacturing pikes at Trillick. Guilty, to be transported seven years.
John NELSON for issuing a bank note, knowing it to be forged, to Robert FENTON at Strabane. Guilty, to be transported fourteen years.