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Ashburton Guardian 18 Feb. 1895 – Death
CARSON – At his residence, William Street, on 17th inst., Joseph CARSON, native of Tyrone, Ireland aged 71 years.
27 Mar. 1871 – Marriage
McCONNELL – ARMSTRONG – At St. Paul’s Church, Auckland, on the 22nd March, by the Rev. C. M. Nelson, John McCONNELL, of Parnell, to Catherine Sylvia, youngest daughter of Mr. R. ARMSTRONG, of Moyard, County Tyrone Ireland.
16 Aug.1871 – Death
LOGAN – On the 14th August, at his residence Chapel-street, John LOGAN, aged 68 years, a native of County Tyrone, Ireland. Deeply regretted by a large number of sorrowing friends.
24 Aug. 1871 – Marriage
HALLETT – GORMLAY – On August 23, Edward Michael HALLETT, son of the late John HALLETT, Esq., Burnham, Somerset, England, to Catherine, eldest daughter of James GORMLAY, County Tyrone, Ireland. Home papers please copy
3 Sept. 1872 – Death
HAMILTON – On September 2, at Rutland road, Parnell, in the 82nd year of her age, Mary Jane, relict of the late James HAMILTON, surgeon, formerly of Cookstown, County Tyrone, Ireland. Her remains will be removed for interment at 3 p.m. tomorrow, the 4th instant. Friends will please accept this invitation.
1 Oct. 1872 – Marriage
SCOTT – WILSON – On September 30, at the residence of Mr Steven on, (?) Newton Road, Auckland, by the Rev. Dr. Walls, Mr Alexander SCOTT, of the Wade, to Miss Elizabeth WILSON, late of County Tyrone, Ireland
11 Apr. 1876 Death
DICKIE – On the 5th March, at Dunedin, Jane, the beloved wife of James DICKIE, late of Newton Stewart, Co. Tyrone, Ireland.
4 Feb. 1878 – Marriage
JOHNSTON – DOAK On the 28th January, at St. Matthew’s Church, by the Rev. R. Burrows, Thos. JOHNSTON, of Otahuhu, to Fanny Elizabeth DOAK, fourth daughter of Dr. George DOAK, R.N., of Newtonstewart County Tyrone, Ireland Home papers please copy.
1 May 1878 – Marriage
KING – JOHNSTON – At the Cathedral, Wyndham street, Auckland, on Wednesday, April 24, by the Rev. Walter Macdonald, John KING, census Enumerator, also superintendent of Agricultural Statistics, and formerly Inspector of the Lunatic Asylum, Provincial Hospital, and Relieving Officer, to Laetitia, second daughter of the late Andrew JOHNSTON, Tully, Co. Tyrone, Ireland.
19 Apr. 1879 – Marriage
McASKIE – MOORE – On Saturday 19th April, at St. Mary’s Church Parnell, Auckland, N.Z. by the Ven. Archdeacon Maunsell, Frederick MOORE, late of Omagh, County Tyrone, to Jeannie, eldest daughter of Rev. Joseph McASKIE, Castleblaney, County Monaghan, Ireland. Home papers please copy.
26 Apr. 1879 – Marriage
CLEMENTS – GILES – On the 14th April, at the Manse, St. James’s Presbyterian Church, by the Rev. R. V. Macniccol, Robert CLEMENTS, late of Gloucestershire, England, to Eliza, daughter of the late James GILES, of Legaroe, County Tyrone, Ireland.
28 Feb. 1884 – Marriage
BROOKS – IRWIN On January 1st, 1881, by the Rev. Mr Macnicol, H. W BROOKS, Lincolnshire, England, to Hellen, eldest daughter of the late Captain IRWIN, of the 80th Royal Tyrone Fusiliers, of H.M. Regiment, and niece of Major Sanderson HAMILTON, of H.M. Regiment of Royal Tyrone Fusiliers and of Lakemont House, County Tyrone, Ireland.
18 July 1885 – Marriages
JENKINS – JOHNSTON – On July 2. at All Saints Church, Ponsonby, by Rev. W. Calder. Thomas JENKINS, of Herne Bay, to Maud, third daughter of the late Mr Andrew JOHNSTON, of Tully, County Tyrone Ireland
9 June 1886 – Death
GIVEN – On May 11, at his residence, Pollok, Auckland, New Zealand. James GIVEN, aged 78 years, son of the late George GIVEN, Esq , of Dooish, second son of James GIVEN, Esq., of Dooish, County Tyrone, Ireland, and Lady Maria, his wife (daughter of the Earl of Castle Stuart), and uncle of Dr. G. K. GIVEN, of Gortin, Dr. D. GIVEN, of Drumquin, County Tyrone. Ireland and Dr. James GIVEN, of Liverpool, England.
12 Aug. 1886 – Death
IRWIN- On August 11, at the Provincial Hospital, Thomas IRWIN, late of Clarmore, County Tyrone. Ireland aged 32 years. The funeral will leave the Hospital for Waikomiti tomorrow (Friday), at 2 p.m. Friends please accept this intimation.
6 Mar. 1888 – Death
MILNE – On March 5th at his residence Park Rd, James MILNE, late of Coalisland, Co. Tyrone, Ireland aged 77. The funeral will leave for Symonds St. Cemetery, at 12 p.m tomorrow Wednesday
4 Oct. 1888 – Death
McLAUGHLIN – On October 3, at the residence of her sisters, corner of Symonds and O’Rorke streets, Margaret, fourth daughter of the late John McLAUGHLIN of Strabane, County Tyrone Ireland, aged 62 years. Requiescat in pace. The funeral will leave for Symonds street Cemetery tomorrow (Friday) at 3 p.m.
10 May 1889 – Marriage
On May 2, at St. David’s Presbyterian Church, by the Rev. R. Scott West, John KELSO third son of the late Mr James KELSO, Lake View, County Tyrone, Ireland, to Annie Elizabeth, second daughter of the late Mr Abraham BLOTT, Ponsonby, Auckland. N.Z., and late of Wellingborough, England. Home papers please copy.
18 July 1889 – Marriage
On July 9th at the residence of the bride’s mother. Spring street, Ponsonby, by the Rev. G. B. Monro, Joseph GAILEY son of Andrew GAILEY Castleday, Co. Tyrone, Ireland to Isabella, eldest daughter of the late George R. McNAB Auckland.
16 Sept. 1889 – Marriage
On September 10th at the residence of the brides mother Grey street Auckland, by Rev. R. F. MacNicol, Richard second son of the late James GIVEN Esq. late of Drumquin County Tyrone, to Margaret eldest daughter of the late Christopher GOURLEY, builder, Victoria
16 Dec. 1889 – Death
On October 25. at his residence Ardstraw, Co. Tyrone, Ireland, Robert MAGEE father of Mr James MAGEE, contractor, Auckland aged 72 years.
22 Nov. 1890 – Death
On November 20th at her son-in-laws residence (Mr James IRVIN, Pakuranga) Esther LOGAN relict of the late John LOGAN, formerly of County Tyrone, Ireland; aged 74 years. Deeply regretted by a large circle of friends. The funeral will leave her late residence for Symonds street Cemetery tomorrow, 23rd instant, at 12 o’clock. Friends please accept this intimation.
29 Dec. 1891 – Marriage
On November 20, at the office of the Registrar, William Ernest, Huia, eldest son of the late William BATES of Tyrone Ireland, and stepson of Captain A. FARQUHAR (s.s. Rotomahana) to Mabel Massey, youngest daughter of Joseph Edward BRIDGES, Auckland late of Clapham Common, London. Thames papers please copy.
8 Jan. 1892 – Gold in Ireland
London, January 7. Gold has been discovered on Earl Balmore’s estate Ballintrim Tyrone
28 Jul. 1897 – Marriage
WILSON – JOHNSTON- On June 30, at Grafton Road Weslayan Church, by Rev. W. Gittos, Robert. James, eldest son of the late Thomas James WILSON Kildrum Dromore Co. Tyrone Ireland, to Violet Alexandra, eldest daughter of Jno. JOHNSTON, Taupaki, Auckland, New Zealand.
23 May 1898 – Marriage
SHIELDS – GLOVER – On May 21,1898, at the residence of the bride’s parents, by the Rev. C. E. Ward, Patrick SHIELDS, only son of William SHIELDS, County Tyrone Ireland, to Jane Amelia, eldest daughter of Robert JUKES and Annie GLOVER, of this city
9 Sept. 1898 Golden Wedding
YOUNG – MITCHELL-HAYES – On September 9, 1848, at Christchurch, Glasgow, by the Rev. Charles Fitzgerald Ross Smith, Jeanie only daughter of the late John MITCHELL-HAYES of Glasgow Scotland, to John second son of William YOUNG of County Tyrone Ireland
25 Jan. 1899 – Death
On January 24, at his parents residence, East Tamaki, James George, second and dearly beloved son of Samuel and Jane DOUGLAS, formerly of County Tyrone, Ireland aged 31 years. The funeral will leave for the Otara Cemetery at 2 o’clock tomorrow (Thursday), the 26th. Friends please accept this intimation.
18 July 1902 – Death
On July 18th, at the residence of her son, Alexander KEYES, Birkenhead, Eleanor KEYES , relict of the late George KEYES, Coolislin, County Tyrone, Ireland, in her 95th year, private interment.
10 Sept. 1902 – Death
At her residence, Park Rd., Margery MILNE, relict at the late James Stuart MILNE of County Tyrone, Ireland, in her 93rd year.
12 Feb. 1903 – Silver Wedding
HINDMAN – PATTISON – On February 9th, 1878, at Sheridan St. Auckland, by the Rev. B. J. Westbrooke, John HINDMAN, of County Tyrone, Ireland, to Amelia PATTISON, of South Audley st., London,W.E.
20 Mar. 1903 – Marriage
WATTERS – WILLIAMS – On the 2nd February, at the Primitive Methodist Church, Wellington, by the Rev. S. Bailey, John A. WATTERS, eldest son of late R. WATTERS, cordial manufacturer, Dungannon, Co. Tyrone, Ireland, to Annie W. (nee McCAUGHEY) eldest daughter of William WILLIAMS, Auckland, late of Thames. Thames papers please copy.
17 Jun. 1903 Death
On June 17th at Bond-.street, Arch Hill. John DAISLEY, late employee Auckland City Council: aged 70 years. County Tyrone papers please copy. The funeral will leave his late residence for the Symonds street Cemetery tomorrow (Thursday). at2 p.m. Friends please accept this intimation.
22 Sept. 1904 – Death
On September 21st, at Rocky Nook, Mt. Rosk- (?), Andrew WILSON, C.E. late of Dunganon County Tyrone, Ireland, in his 86th year. Private interment.
25 Nov. 1904 – Death
On November 22nd. at his late residence. Whareora, near Whangarei, James, second son of the late Henry FALLS, near Aughnacloy, County Tyrone, Ireland; aged 78 years.
15 July 1907 – Marriage
On 14th March 1907, at St. John the Baptist Church, Northcote, by the Rev. F. Smith, James Scott LENNOX, eldest son of J. M. LENNOX, Esq., Remuera, to Alice, May DE LUCA fifth daughter of Mr D. DE LUCA, Remuera and grand-daughter to the late Captain IRWIN of the Royal Tyrone Fusileers, 80th Regiment, Ireland. Home papers please copy.
21 Oct. 1908 – Death
On October 19th. at her late residence Symonds st.. Elizabeth KNOX aged 99 years. Born Ardstraw, County Tyrone. Ireland. The funeral will leave her late residence for Symonds st. Cemetery at 3 p.m. tomorrow.
12 Jan. 1909 – Death
On January 10th Thomas, dearly beloved husband of Matilda NOBBS, Drury, aged 74 years. Deeply regretted. Native Cookstown County Tyrone, Ireland. Interred this day
22 Apr. 1909 – Death
On the 21st, at “Woodside” Private Hospital. Charles Fleming HAMILTON, 10th son of the late Dr. James HAMILTON of Cookstown. Tyrone, Ireland. and beloved brother of Murray HAMILTON, Parnell. and Harkness HAMILTON, Ellerslie; aged 71 years. Private interment.
11 Jun. 1909 – Marriage
On June 2nd, at St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church, by the Rev A. A. Murray, James, the eldest son of the late James CRAIG. Ballyfollard, Castlederg, Co. Tyrone, Ireland, to Sarah Emily, daughter of the late Andrew ALEXANDER and niece of John DUNCAN, Magherafelt, Co. Derry. Ireland. Home papers please copy.
9 Jul. 1909 – Death
On the 9th inst. at his residence, Parnell Murray HAMILTON, sixth son of the late Dr. James HAMILTON Cookstown to. Tyrone, Ireland, aged 83 or 88? years. Private interment.
19 Nov. 1910 – Marriage
On October 5th, at St. Benedict’s Church, by the Rev. Father Brennan, Patrick, the second son of the late Jeremiah WARD, to Alice, the fourth daughter of the late Thomas JOHNSTON late of Otahuhu, and grand-daughter of the late George DOAKE, M.D, R.N., County Tyrone, Ireland
11 Sept.1912 – Golden Wedding
On September 11 or 18 (??), at St. Mary’s Church, Parnell, by the Right Rev. George Augustus Selwyn, (Bishop?) of New Zealand, Harkness HAMILTON, eighth son of the Late Dr. James HAMILTON of Cookstown County Tyrone, Ireland, to Mary Ann BUCHANAN, second daughter of the late William BUCHANAN of Tara, New England, New South Wales.
16 Sept. 1913 – A Drunken Driver
THE STRABANE DERAILMENT (Received 9.20 a.m.) LONDON, September 15. Neil FULLERTON (driver) and William DOHERTY (fireman) have been charged with driving the train at excessive speed, thus causing the derailment of the excursion train at Strabane, county Tyrone, Ireland, when 1 person was killed and 30 injured. Three witnesses gave evidence that DOHERTY was drunk. One said that FULLERTON appeared to be drunk also. He estimated the speed entering the station at 40 miles an hour.
9 May 1914 A Remarkable Story
MAN SINGS WHILE ON FIRE
Remarkable evidence was given on March 24 at an inquest near Dromore County Tyrone, on Patrick McCROSSAN (65?) flax scutcher. McCROSSAN and another man, according to the principal witness, were in a house together. They lighted the kitchen fire and made a punch with a half-pint of whisky. Later McCROSSAN was found lying across the fire, he was singing while his clothes were burning. Dr. HAMILTON said when he arrived he found McCROSSAN suffering from extensive burns all over the body. Both hands and the left arm were (completely?) (charred?) he was (ppa?) ( tin- . Rousdous?) for he was (singing?) though part of his body was charred to the bone. Part of the (clothes?) was also burned away. The jury returned a verdict of accidental death.
10 Dec. 1915 – Marriage
HILL – ROULSTON – On August 4, 1915, at St. James Manse, Auckland, by the Rev. R. L. Walker, M.A., Nicholas, third sonof the late Harrison and Mary Jane HILL, County Durham, England, to Annie, only daughter of Thomas Allen and Frances ROULSTON, formerly of Co. Tyrone, Ireland
26 May 1919 – Death
On February 21st 1919 at 53, Logic Street, Lochill, Dundee. Scotland, Helen Irvine, widow of the late John STORMONT of Omagh Tyrone, Ireland, and mother of John STORMONT baker, Great North Road, Auckland- in her ninety-third year.
27 Jun. 1919 – Death
BOOTH – On June 25, at her late residence. No. 1. Bridge, Hamilton, Ann relict of William BOOTH late of County Tyrone, Ireland, in her eighty-eighth year. Private interment.
11 Sept. 1920 Hen Causes Death
A tragic affair occurred at Dergmony near Omagh, Co. Tyrone, as a result of which an old-age pensioner named Patrick HAUGHEY lost his life, and two neighbours, named Henry McDERMOTT and his son Francis Joseph McDERMOTT have been arrested and remanded in custody. At the inquest his widow said she had asked him what was wrong. He said, ‘Harry McDERMOTT and his son killed me.’ The Jury returned a verdict that deceased died from broken ribs and collapse. When the McDERMOTT’S were charged with causing the death of HAUGHEY, Henry McDERMOTT said, “I don’t deny I struck him.” and the son, on arrest said. “I did not strike him, it was my father struck him.” It is stated that the fatal dispute arose over the trespass of a hen.
13 Jan. 1923 – Diamond Wedding
On January 9, 1863, at the Presbyterian Church, Lowtherstown Ireland, John, third son of the late John and Esther LOGAN. Killymendon. County Fermanagh, and Auckland, to Amelia, fourth daughter of the late Robert and Jane CREAN, Drumdran Trillick. County Tyrone.
14 Aug.1923 – Obituary
Mr. James BEAVER. An early pioneer of New Zealand. Mr. James BEAVER, died at his residence, Trafalgar Street, Onehunga. yesterday, in his 90th year. Mr. BEAVER was born at Aughnacloy. County Tyrone, Ireland. in the year 1833. He arrived in Auckland by the ship Ganges in October 1863 and 10 years later settled in Onehunga, where he has resided ever since. The late Mr. BEAVER served in the militia during tbe Maori War. For many years he carried on a large grocery business at Onehunga with (con. pi. Ous?) success. Mr. BEAVER is survived by four children, Mr. James BEAVER, Mrs. J. D. DENIZE and Miss BEAVER of Onehunga, and Mr. W. BEAVER of Hamilton. The interment took place this afternoon at the Methodist Cemetery, Mangere, and was conducted by the Rev. G. S. Cook, of Onehunga
3 Jul.1924 – Obituary
MR. C. INGRAM. A prominent member of Avondale Presbyterian Church, Mr. Christopher INGRAM, has died at Epsom. He was a manager and elder of the church for a long time, and superintendent of the Sunday school for 20 years. Mr. INGRAM was a native of County Tyrone, Ireland, and was born 81 years ago. He came to Auckland in 1880. Ho had previously learned the trade of engineering at the Clyde. For two years after his arrival Mr. INGRAM was at a timber mill in Whangaroa. Later he erected the machinery for Hunt’s brickworks at Avondale, and was appointed manager, from which position he retired in 1918. Deceased is survived by the following children: Messrs. W. W. INGRAM, of Swanson; E. and J. INGRAM, Australia; D. INGRAM , Avondale; R. S. INGRAM, Okoroire, and Mrs. J. H. WEBB, of Epsom. There are 19 grand-children.
18 Nov. 1927 – Golden Wedding
On November 17, 1877 at the Roman Catholic Church Newtoun Stewart, by the Rev. Father O’Doherty. William MORRIS, youngest son of Patrick MORRIS, builder, to Barbara Ellen, daughter of Thomas ENGLISH, Newtoun Stewart. Ireland. Present address- 4, Wilson Street Avondale, Auckland. Tyrone and Glasgow papers please copy.
9 Feb. 1928 Golden Wedding
On February 9, 1878, at Sheridan Street, Ponsonby, Auckland, by the Rev. Westbrook, John, eldest son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Robert HINDMAN, County Tyrone, Ireland to Amelia, youngest daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Thomas PATTISON, South Audly Street, London. Present address- 18, Shoal Bay Road, Devonport.
21 Feb. 1930 – Obituary
Mrs. C. J. HARPER – An old resident of Devonport, Mrs. C. J. HARPER, died on February 15, aged 81. She was born in County Tyrone, Ireland, and came to New Zealand when 14 years of age by the ship Queen of the Deep. Her parents, Mr. and Mrs. James GIVEN, took up land at Pollock, near Waiuku. At the age of 24 years Miss GIVEN was married to Mr. James HARPER (who also came from County Tyrone) at St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church, Auckland. They lived at Hamilton for some years, and later moved to Auckland. Mr. HARPER died in 1899. Seven children survive.
12 Mar. 1931 – Death
RUSSELL – On March 12, 1931, at her late residence, 21 Symonds Street, Rebecca Jane Ethel, of Killen Fyfinn, Strebane, County Tyrone, Ireland aged 90 years. Funeral will leave from above address Saturday at 2.30 p.m.. for Waikaraka. Friends please accept this intimation.
29 June 1935 – Diamond Wedding
GLASGOW – DOUGALL – On June 29, 1875, in the Presbyterian Church, Orritor, County Tyrone, Ireland, by the Rev. William Rae, M.A., James, youngest son of William GLASGOW, Montober to Margaret, third daughter of Thomas DOUGALL, Klllycurragh. Present address- Papakura, formerly- Mangere Bridge.
28 Sept. 1938 – Obituary
Mrs. W. A. DE LUCA – One of the women pioneers of Auckland, Mrs. Wilhelmina Alicia DE LUCA, has died at the age of 81 years. She was the wife of the late Mr. D. DE LUCA and only surviving daughter of the late Captain W. Hamilton IRWIN, of the Royal Tyrone Fusiliers, and Mrs. Anne McCauseland Hamilton IRWIN. Mrs. DE LUCA came to New Zealand in the ship ‘Mary Warren’ in 1864 and had lived in Auckland all her life, mostly in Parnell and Remuera. She was born at Lake Mount, the ancestral home in County Tyrone, Ireland. Practically all her life, Mrs. DE LUCA had been a member of St. Mary’s Pro-Cathedral and was a well-known social worker. She is survived by four sons, Michael. Ernest, Lorenzo and Joe, and seven daughters, Mesdames Dyson, Gibbons, Phillips, Corbett, Lennox, Galbraith and Thomas.
29 Dec. 1938 – Nearing Century
MRS. BEAVER, OF CITY ROAD – On Wednesday next Mrs. Jane BEAVER, of 18 City Road, Auckland, will celebrate her hundredth birthday. Born in County Tyrone, Ireland. Mrs BEAVER was married about 70 years ago, and in the eighties came to New Zealand in the ship ‘Lady Jocelyn.’ With her husband, she lived in various parts of the North Island, and after his death nearly 30 years ago, she lived at Gisborne (?), recently coming to Auckland to reside with a daughter. Mrs. BEAVER has four daughters and one son. There are 17 grand-children, and 22 great-grand-children. The birthday will be celebrated at a family gathering.
6 May 1848 – Murders in Tyrone
We have just this moment received intelligence of three more murders, caused by distraint, for rent, in the county of Tyrone. We have not heard the names, and the following particulars only have been supplied us. A seizure having been made for rent in the vicinity of the village of Pomeroy, the owner resisted and a number of persons having collected, whose demeanour became threatening, the bailiff fired and killed a woman. Some of the people, who were armed with guns, immediately discharged them, and shot, dead, the bailiff and his assistant. Such are all the particulars that have reached us of this occurrence – one which proves that the people in the North can be as easily driven to shed blood as those in the South, when similar means are adopted. Ibid.
8 May 1872 – Marriage
GRANT – OSBORNE -On the 23rd April, at Gowrie, West Taieri, by the Rev.. Wm. Gillies, Mr Peter GRANT, to Mary, eldest daughter of William OSBORNE, Esq., County Tyrone, Ireland. Home papers please copy.
21 Nov. 1876 – Married to his Aunt
SMYTH – At the Enniskillen Petty Sessions, before the Earl of Belmore and other magistrates, William SMYTH of county Tyrone, was charged with having answered certain questions falsely to secure his marriage with his present wife, Catherine, who had been his mother’s brother’s wife. Mr GRAHAM appeared for the Crown, and produced evidence to show that the late Alexander WOODS, SMYTHE’S uncle, died, leaving a widow and two children; that the defendant sought to get married to her in Fivemiletown, but the clergyman thought he could not perform the ceremony, and that subsequently that SMYTHE came to Enniskillen, and in order to be married told the Registrar of Marriages that ‘Catherine WOODS was a spinster.’ In the ordinary course of time after the notice, the nephew and aunt were married, and the Crown now prosecuted the defendant for falsely stating his wife was a spinster. The defendant is a fine-looking young man of about 30, and his wife is about 40 years of age. The Court remanded the case to the Assizes, bail being accepted for the defendant,
6 Oct. 1899 – Death
KEYS – On the 3rd October, at Toiro, Isabella, beloved wife of Josiah KEYS, native of County Tyrone, Ireland in the seventy-first year of her age.
15 Mar. 1910 – Shaving at 110
KELLY – Thomas Kelly, an old Irishman reputed to be 110, who voted in the South Tyrone election, lives in the farmhouse at Lurganbuoy where he was born. He is still active and gets up early every morning to light the kitchen fire. He boasts that he has never had bad health and that no doctor has been at his door. His eyesight is failing and he is deaf, but otherwise he has full use of his faculties. He shaves himself and cuts his own hair. He is not a smoker but takes snuff and occasionally has a glass of whisky.
13 Mar. 1860 – Murder
Another dreadful affair occurred on the 5th December in the town of Dungannon. A constable, a man who had for 15 years maintained an exemplary character in the police, had, contrary to the rules of the service, privately married. He was on the point, however, of obtaining the permission, when inquiries were set on foot, and the fact transpired that he had been already married. For this offense, HOLDEN was reduced to the rank and pay of a sub-constable for 6 months. This information was conveyed to him by a brother constable named M’CLELLAND, who was suspected by HOLDEN of being instrumental in the discovering the secret marriage. Acting upon this suspicion HOLDEN fell upon M’CLELLAND and shot him dead. The assassin then started off, and in his flight encountered his sub-inspector coming out of a house, where he had been paying a visit, and was about to mount his horse, when HOLDEN rushed upon him and inflicted upon his head several fearful wounds, with some dagger-like instrument with which he was armed. The inspector, Mr. W. H. MATTHEWS, is reported to be in an extremely precarious state. The murderer then got his victim’s horse and rode off at a furious speed, and was not heard of till next morning, when he was arrested in the town of Dundalk, where it was supposed he was about to embark on board one of the steamers bound for Liverpool.
3 May 1867 – Death
WHITE – April 24, at Spring Grove, Richard WHITE, Esq., of Omagh, County Tyrone, Ireland.
1 Oct 1913 Murder- Suicide
Remarkable evidence was given on Monday, August 9, at the inquests on two cousins – Robert ROBB, who hanged himself in prison at Londonderry on the previous Sunday and Charles YOUNG, who died as the result of a gunshot wound received a few days earlier. In YOUNG’s case the inquest I was held at Castlederg, County Tyrone. It appears that ROBB recently returned from Canada. His father had put up his farm for sale, and presumably the son wanted it. Charles YOUNG after the sale returned home and that evening ROBB called on him. He suggested that they should ‘ ‘Go down the road” and talk about the matter. YOUNG agreed. Shortly afterwards three shots were heard in quick succession, and YOUNG was found bleeding from a gunshot wound, while ROBB was seen in the distance, running away. After a search lasting twenty-four hours ROBB was captured. He was confronted with the wounded man, who was asked “Who shot you?” The shots had destroyed YOUNG’S tongue and he could not speak, but three times he pointed to ROBB, who was then arrested and taken to Londonderry. On the Saturday YOUNG died from his wounds. On Sunday morning, ROBB was found hanged in his cell. At the inquest on YOUNG a verdict was returned of “Murder” against some person unknown, while the jury in the case of ROBB returned a verdict of “Suicide”.
14 Jan. 1914 – Sunday Best Teeth
Claiming £10 balance of wages due and the value of a set of false teeth, which she alleged had been detained by her late employers, Mr J. MONTEITH and his sister, with whom she had been in service, Bella McLAUGHTON, at Strabane (County Tyrone) Quarter Sessions the other day, said she only wore the teeth on special occasions.
Mr BURKE (solicitor): You only wear them with your Sunday clothes? Yes.
Mr ELLIOT (for the defendants): You don’t suggest that either of the defendants is using your teeth? They I would not fit them.
It was done out of spite to spoil your beauty? Yes.
Perhaps on this Sunday you were out walking with a boy, and he had his arms round you?
Mr SIMMS “And kissed the teeth away. “
Miss MONTEITH stated that she knew nothing whatever of the teeth, and the judge dismissed the case.
22 May 1914 – Singing while Burning
Remarkable evidence was given on March 24 at an inquest near Dromore, County Tyrone, on Patrick McCROSSAN (65), flax scrutcher. McCROSSAN and another man, according to the principal witness, were in a house together. They lighted the kitchen fire and made punch with a half-pint of whisky. Later McCROSSAN was found lying across the fire. He was singing while his clothes were burning. Dr HAMILTON said when he arrived he found McCROSSAN suffering from extensive burns all over the body. Both hands and the left arm were completely charred. He was apparently unconscious of pain, for he was singing, though part of his body was charred to the bone. Part of the clothes was also burned away. The jury returned a verdict of accidental death.
22 Jul. 1915 – Death
The death occurred at Wellington yesterday of Mr Charles COOTE, in his 7Ist year. The deceased who was born at Auchnacloy, County Tyrone. Ireland, came to New Zealand in 1857, settling in Dunedin, where he was for many years with Messrs P. HAYMAN and Co. He then went on the road for the firm, and travelled the northern part of the South Island, making Nelson his home. He resided in the Wood for eleven years. In 1908 he was appointed assistant manager for the firm at Wellington, and held that position until he retired about 18 months ago. The deceased leaves a widow and three sons and two daughters, Messrs. S. J. and O. COOTE (Melbourne), Mr H. COOTE (of Coote and Sandstem, Wellington), and Mesdames A. R. DYSON (Nelson) and H. O. McFARLANE (Napier).
Daily Southern Cross
24 Aug. 1844 – A Knowing One
‘Is your work good?’ said one of our muslin agents, the other day to an honest Hibernian, who had just taken into the warehouse the first cloth he had woven since he left the land of potatoes and buttermilk. ‘By jappers, and its myself that knows it is,’ replied Pat, ‘for there wasn’t a weaver in all the broad county of Tyrone that could out do me in illigant? workmanship, barring Tom MULLIGAN, my cousin’s husband, who instructed me in the business, but you can roul it across the table, and seein’s’ believing, as they say in this country.’ The agent proceeded to examine the cloth, but had not looked over many yards of it, when he discovered two small holes, about the size of a sparrow’s eyes, and as closely set. ‘Your work is damaged,’ said he, ‘here are two holes, for which you must pay two shillings.’ ‘And plase ye,’ returned Pat, ‘is it by the number of holes, or by the size of them, that you put the fine on us?’ ‘By the number of holes, to be sure. ‘And a big hole and a small one is the same price?’ ‘Yes, a shilling for each hole, big or little.’ ‘Then, give me a hould of the piece,’ resumed Paddy, ‘perhaps I might make it better,’ and getting the cloth into his hands, he tore the two holes into one, and exclaimed, ‘By the hill of Howth, and that saves one shilling, anyhow!’
22 Sept. 1857
The ‘ Fermanagh Mail’ gives the following account of a female preacher, who has lately appeared in that part of Ulster – On Sunday, the 24th of May, in the evening, a young female, whose name was understood to be Elizabeth M’KINNY, from the neighbourhood of Fintona, in the county of Tyrone, ascended a rustic platform erected in a field for the purpose, and after the usual preliminaries of singing and prayer, she quoted her text from the 2nd chapter of St Paul’s Epistle to the Ephesians, and 8th vers. For by grace are ye saved; through faith, and not of yourselves, it is the gift of God’ and there preached to a discerning assembly of at least 3000 persons an eloquent and most impressive discourse for the space of an hour and a quarter. She was plainly attired. She has had very many invitations to preach from different parts of the country, and even from Scotland. She accepts no earthly fee or reward for her trouble.
14 May 1858 – Death
At Auckland, on the 10th instant, aged 33 years, John, only son of John GOURLEY, Esq., Cookstown, County Tyrone, Ireland.
21 Sept.1860 – Death
At Parahuki Wangarei, on the 29th August, Robert CLIFFORD senior, in his 73rd year, formerly of Melbourne and Aughnacloy, County Tyrone, Ireland. Melbourne papers please copy.
7 Jun; 1862 – Marriage
On the 19th ult by the Rev Norman McLeod, at the residence of her father, Catherine, second daughter of John (MUMO or MUNRO?), Esq , M.H R. to Henry Speer, son of the late Andrew WILSON, Esq, County Tyrone, Ireland.
29 Apr. 1865 – Marriage
On Saturday, April 22, by special license, at the Roman Catholic Church, Otahuhu, by the Rev. Michael O’Hara, Thomas DOYLE, oldest son of Thomas DOYLE, of East Troy, New York, United States of America, to Margaret, youngest daughter of Mr. William LYNCH, Moran Bridge, County Tyrone, Ireland. Home papers please copy
8 Oct. 1866 – Marriage
On October 4, at the residence of Captain Lilewall, Chapel street, by the Rev. David Bruce, John CUNNINGHAM, only son of Mr. William CUNNINGHAM, County Tyrone. Ireland, to Isabella, youngest daughter of tho late Mr. Adam McPHERSON, of County Derry, Ireland. Home papers please copy
27 Nov. 1866 Criminal Calender
The following is the calendar of prisoners for trial at the criminal sessions of the Supreme Court, commencing the 1st day of December next.
Isaac ROBINSON, ‘Queen of South, Tyrone, labourer, 32, single, Roman Catholic, neither read nor write; committed November 13, by J.P. Auckland, for escape from penal servitude; and also for robbery from the person with violence. Previous convictions: December 4, 1865, S.C., Auckland, robbery from the person with violence, 3 years hard labour, and also for stealing in a dwelling-house, 3 years’ hard labour, to run concurrently; 1st March 1866, S.C., Auckland, escape from hard labour and robbery from the person with violence. 6 years penal servitude.
8 Oct. 1867 – Marriage
CARTER – PATTERSON On September 30, at St. Paul’s Church, Auckland, by the Venerable Archdeacon Lloyd, Mr. John CARTER, only son of Mr John CARTER, Devonshire, England, to Margaret PATTERSON, eldest daughter of Mr. Alexander PATTERSON, Coal Island, County Tyrone, Ireland. Home papers please copy.
2 Nov. 1867 – Marriage
On October 31, by the Rev. James Hill, William Frazer, son of the late Mr. Charles Frazer BELL, Edinburgh, to Elizabeth, third daughter of the late Mr. Robert HOLMES, Strabane, County Tyrone, Ireland.
7 Aug. 1868 – Marriage
On August 6, at St. Peter’s, Onehunga, by Rev. A. G. Purchas, M.D., William, third son of the late William BATES, Strabane, county Tyrone, Ireland, to Emma Jane MENEHENTON, youngest daughter of the late Mr. John GIBBONS, Huia. Home papers please copy.
9 Apr. 1869 – Marriage
On April 3, at the residence of the bride’s father, by the Rev. J Hill, eldest daughter of John LOUGHLIN, Graham Town, Thames?, late of county Down, Ireland, to John James WOODS, second son of Henry WOODS, Esq , county Tyrone, Ireland. Home papers please copy.
10 Jul. 1869 – Death
On July 8, at his residence, Rutland Road, Parnell, in the 83rd year of his age, Dr. James HAMILTON, formerly of Cookstown Tyrone, Ireland.
20 Dec. 1869 – Death
On December 4 at her residence, Princes-street, Sarah, relict of the late Mr John McLAUGHLIN of Strabane, County Tyrone, Ireland. Aged 87 years, Requiescat in pace Amen
28 Mar. 1871 – Marriage
McCONNELL – ARMSTRONG -On March 22, at St. Paul’s Church, Auckland, by the Rev. C. M. Nelson, John McDONNELL, of Parnell, to Catherine Sylvia, youngest daughter of Mr. R. ARMSTRONG, of Moyard, Co. Tyrone, Ireland.
29 Jun. 1871- Death
At Mangateto, Mangonui, Mr. W. M. GRAHAM, settler of Sattergash, County Tyrone, Ireland, aged 68 years.
28 July 1871 – Marriage
WICK – MOORE On July 27, at the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, by the Rev. B. T. Dudley, Henry Christian WICK of the Thames Goldfield, late of Germany, to Mary Jane, only daughter of the late Robert MOORE, County Tyrone, Ireland
3 Sept. 1872 – Death
HAMILTON – On September 2, at Rutland Road, Parnell, in the 82nd year of her age, Mary Jane, relict of the late James HAMILTON, surgeon, formerly of Cookstown, County Tyrone, Ireland.
1 Oct. 1872 – Marriage
On September 30, at the residence of Mr. Stevenson, Newton Road, Auckland, by the Rev. Dr. Wallis. Air. Alexander SCOTT of the Wade, to Miss Elizabeth WILSON, late of County Tyrone, Ireland.
22 Sept. 1875 – Inquest
An inquest was held on Monday, at the Manukau Hotel, Onehunga, before R C. Barstow, Esq., R.M. touching the death of a man named Thomas MARKS. The jury of whom Mr W. POLE was foreman, having viewed the body, Charles Gunmson deposed, the deceased, Thomas MARKS, worked with me at the Huia Sawmill. I saw him alive yesterday morning, Sunday, the 19th inst., it was about 10:30. Three men wished to cross the creek to the house, to write letters to their friends. Deceased was one of them. There was a spar across one part of the creek. Deceased did not like to venture and went lower down, about 400 yards, to the foot of the dam, where there is flat rock, but very dangerous from the constant flow of water and being covered with slimy weeds. One of his mates, named Lawrence, crossed at the rocks and slipped in, but managed somehow to get out and when he came to the house where we were, he said he “feared that poor fellow is drowned as I nearly was.” Several of us rushed to the place, and one, Thompson, stopped and going into the water, got out the body; he was quite dead. We carried him about a mile, to a whale boat, and brought the body up to Onehunga. Deceased was quite sober, there is no liquor there; he was a late arrival by the ‘Dover Castle,’ and told me he had an uncle in Belfast. There used to be a bridge across this creek, but it was washed away some time since, and has not been replaced. Some of the men are obliged to live on the opposite side of the creek. John Thompson deposed . On Sunday last a man came to me and said he feared MARKS was drowned. I went up to the spot, and saw deceased lying at the bottom of the creek, in fourteen feet of water, I could see his bare feet. I stripped, and, diving in, brought up the body. He was quite dead, and must have been thirty minutes in the water. Deceased came from Cookstown county, Tyrone. I have been eight years at the Huia and have often crossed at these rocks but it is very dangerous, especially to strangers. Constable Greene produced a certificate of good character from R.W. LOWRY I. Paul, D.L. Pomeroy House, Tyrone, which he took from deceased’s pocket. The jury returned a verdict of accidentally drowned; adding a recommendation that a bridge should be elected for the safety of the men working at the mill.
18 Oct. 1853 – Humour
Preparing for a Storm.
A few nights ago Mr. BODKIN, who had been out taking his glass and pipe, on going home he borrowed an umbrella and when his wife’s tongue was loosened, he sat up in bed and suddenly spread out the ‘parapluie’. “What are you going to do with that thing?” said she, “Why, my dear, I expected a very heavy storm tonight, and so I came prepared.” In less than two minutes Mrs. BODKIN was fast asleep.
5 June 1865 – Extraordinary Marriage Freaks
The lovers of ” romantic adventures ” and ” strange coincidences ” will be “entertained by a perusal of the following narrative, which appears in the Tyrone Constitution:
“On Thursday, the 23rd ult. in the village of Plumbridge in this county, two rather curious episodes occurred at two weddings held there. In one case, the party was composed of the bride and bridegroom, accompanied by their best man, &c. They proceeded on foot from the house of the bride’s father, a man named M’BRIDE, living in Glenelly, towards the chapel of Plumbridge, where the priest was awaiting their arrival to unite them in holy matrimony. The bride was, as is usual in such cases, conducted by the ‘best man’ and had gone about half-way to the chapel when the bridegroom, thinking perhaps that the bride was paying too much attention to her ‘best man,’ became jealous. Consequently the ‘best man ‘ was ordered away. A scuffle ensued, when the best man was thrown off the road into a ditch. The bride took the part of the ‘ best man,’ and refused to go with her ‘intended.’ She said she would not marry him, but would have her ‘best man’ for her husband. The ‘best man’ ran back to the father of the bride, related what had happened, and, as had been suggested by the bride, asked his consent to take the place of the ‘jealous’ bridegroom. The father of the girl agreed to this new arrangement, when both immediately proceeded to Strabane, got a license, came back to Plumbridge, and met the bride, who had steadfastly refused to be married to her former pugilistic and jealous courtier. The next morning, in Plumbridge Roman Catholic Chapel, she got married to her ‘best man’, of the previous day. The rejected one, feeling he had come to a serious loss by the fickle fair one, determined to seek compensation for damage sustained, and next day proceeded to the bride’s father’s house, and took an inventory of all his effects as a preparatory step to proceedings for a breach of promise, which he has directed an attorney to institute £350 damages. Now, for the second episode. On the same day, memorable in the local history of Plumbridge, is the fact that another bridegroom, named KANE, was conveying a young widow, named COYLE, to the same chapel, and from the same place, when they were met by an old lover, named CONWAY, whose latent love for the fair dame once more burned so fiercely, that he leaped off the car, whispered a few poetic words in her ear, which had the desired effect on her. Proving false to her husband elect, she went away with CONWAY, to whom she was married next day.
4 Apr. 1877 – Death
On the 24th March, at the residence of Mr. S. EVANS, Martin street, Wellington, Mr. Alexander Sinclair SPEAR son of Mr. John SPEAR, late of Clonelley, County Tyrone, Ireland, aged 37 years.
21 Nov. 1893 – Death
At her residence, 11, Ellice street, after a short illness, Margaret, widow of the late Robert SCOTT, of Omagh County Tyrone, Ireland, aged 80 years.
22 Feb. 1898 – Marriage
On 16th February, at St. Mary of the Angels, by the Rev. Father Devoy, S.M., V.G., Patrick, second son of John KELLY, Tyrone, Ireland, to Mary M. only daughter of Matthew WILKINSON, Wellington.
Grey River Argus
13 Oct. 1868 – Death
On the 10th October, at Greymouth, James BLAYNEY of County Tyrone, Ireland, aged 27. Friends please accept this intimation.
29 Oct. 1868 – Marriage
On the 271h October, at Trinity Church, Greymonth, by the Rev. G. P. Beaumont, Sydney James JAGO, of Glasgow, to Maggie, second daughter of the late Mr William SMITH, of Roughan, County Tyrone, Ireland.
21 Sept. 1871 – Marriage
On the 20th September at Greymouth, by the Rev J. M’lntosh, M.A., Mr Neil M’KINNON, of Uigg, Prince Edward Island, to Dorothea NELSON, County Tyrone, Ireland.
3 Oct. 1871 – Marriage
On the 23rd September, at Trinity Church, Greymouth, by the Rev. G. T. N. Watkins, Joseph JOHNSTON, of Nelson Creek, to Catherine Rebecca ARMSTRONG, of County Tyrone, Ireland.
26 Sept. 1872 – Marriage
On the 24th Sept., at Greymouth, by the Rev. Father Belliard, Christopher IRVINE, of Half-Ounce, late of Newton-Stewart, County Tyrone, Ireland, to Catherine BOURKE, second daughter of Owen and Eliza BOURKE, Ready, County Armagh, Ireland.
15 May 1878 – Marriage
On April 30, at Trinity Church, Greymouth, by the Rev. G. T. N. Watkins, Charles LAWSON, of Norway, to Sarah Jane McCLINTOCK, 2nd daughter of the late Robert McCLINTOCK Tyrone, Ireland. Christchurch papers please copy.
7 Aug. 1878 – Death
On the 1st August, at the Grey River Hospital, Christopher Irvine, native of County Tyrone, Ireland.
Dec. 1878- Marriage
At St. Patrick’s Church, Greymouth, by the Rev. Father Ecuyer, John SMITH of County Tipperary, Ireland, to Rose QUINN, of County Tyrone, Ireland.
27 Apr. 1882 – Death
On the 29th of March, at the youngest son’s residence, Waarre Ran, Victoria, Sarah, relict of the late Mr David SHIELDS, Bellgrove Farm, near Stewartstown, County Tyrone, Ireland, in the 86th year of her age, and mother of James SHIELDS, of this town.
21 May 1889 – Death
On the 20th Inst, at his residence, Herbert Street, James SHIELDS native of Stewart’s Town, County Tyrone, Ireland, aged 60 years.
24 Jan. 1891 – Death
At Brunnerton, on the 22nd January, at his brother’s (Jeremiah O’DONNELL) residence, Charles O’DONNELL, native of Ardstraw, county Tyrone, Ireland, aged 36 years.
18 Feb. 1893 – Death
At Brunnerton, on Friday, 17th February, after a short illness, John DEVLIN, native of Co. Tyrone, Ireland, aged 58 years R. I.P.
Hawera & Normanby Star
22 July 1896 – Death
At Westport, N.Z., on June 26th, 1896, William S. DICKSON, fourth son of the late Surgeon F. DICKSON, R.N., County Tyrone, Ireland, and father of Mrs O’SULLIVAN, Manutahi, aged 65 years.
21 Dec. 1893 – Marriage
On 20th December, at St. Mary’s Church Hawera, by Rev. Walter H. Kay, Charles GOODSON of Whenuka?, second son of the late Matthew GOODSON, Waihi, to Alic Letitia Stepney?, youngest daughter of the late Ralph Dawson WELSH, Pomeroy, Co. Tyrone, Ireland.
5 Sept. 1871 – Marriage
On the 22nd August, at Melbourne, John
KING, sole survivor of the Burke and Willis party, to Mary RICHMOND, formerly of Tyrone, Ireland.
4 Jun. 1879
THE ZULU ORGANIZER – It appears that the military knowledge of the Zulus is said to be due to the training and to the drill they have received for some years past from an English subject named John DUNN, resident amongst them. From an extract taken from Saunders Irish Daily News of 18th March, which we find in the Melbourne Advocate of May 24, we learn that John DUNNE, a county Tyrone man, who left his native country at an early age, and was not heard of for many years; but at the outbreak of the American civil war he enlisted as a soldier and by his bravery gained the command of a regiment, and ultimately an important position in the American army. At the close of the war, he left America, and the next heard of fighting on the side of the French in the Franco – Pruissian war.
Leaving France after the war, he entered Portugal, and there commenced his intercourse with the Zulu people and their King, we presume from the Portugees territory in South Africa. He imported arms into Cetewayo’s kingdom from Portugal, and after a time settled down in Zululand, where he holds a high and important position. The patriotic sentiments of the paper we have gathered the above information from may be judged from the following extract ” It is certainly a matter for congratulation that an Irishman has so well succeeded in instructing a savage nation to the use of arms so as to enable them to inflict a severe defeat on the hereditary enemies of our country. In ridding the world of a few less enemies to Ireland’s weal, We Irishmen with feelings of gladness and national joy, have every reason to feel proud of the man who is “bone of our bone, and “flesh of our flesh” the great Irish Zulu organiser, John DUNN the county Tyrone man.”
21 Feb. 1874 – Marriage
Feb. 19, at the church of St. John the Baptist, Christchurch, by the Rev H. C. M. Watson, G. Carew FITZGIBBON, son of James John FITZGIBBON Esq. Chief Postmaster, Canterbury to Elizabeth Dixon, eldest daughter of Thomas HENDERSON, Esq. Stewartstown Tyrone Ireland
11 Feb. 1876 – Marriage
Feb. 10, at Leeston Church, by the Most Rev. the Primate of Now Zealand, William John, oldest son of the late Rev. William Samuel CUTHBERT, Rector of Edenderry, Tyrone, Ireland, to Mary Emily, youngest daughter of Aaron FRANKISH, Esq., J.P., Ellesmere Grange, Canterbury, formerly of East Riding, York, England. No cards. Southland papers please copy.
7 Dec. 1876 – Death
Dec. 2, at Lakeside, near Southbridge, Martha ANDERSON the wife of John ANDERSON formerly of County Tyrone Ireland aged 69 years deeply regretted.
29 Mar. 1877 – Death
March 18, at Auckland, N.Z. of typhus fever, Eliza, wife of Robert SMITH, and second daughter of the late John ALLEN, of Fyfin, County Tyrone, Ireland. Home papers please copy
12 May 1877 – Death
At Christchurch, Margaret FITZPATRICK daughter of the late John FITZPATRICK Co. Tyrone Ireland aged 30 years. Home papers please copy
2 Jun. 1877 – Death
May 31, at the residence of his son-in-law, Mr S. M‘LAUGHLIN, Dunsandel, Beria ROBINSON, Riccarton, late of Wateard Mills, County Tyrone, Ireland, aged 70. Home papers please copy.
19 Mar. 1878 – Marriage
March 14 at St. John’s Church, Leeston, by the Rev. W. Harper, James, eldest son of Edward MAXWELL, blacksmith Co. Tipperary, Ireland, to Barbara, youngest daughter of HUSTON Esq. Co. Tyrone Ireland.
24 Jul. 1878
A leading article in the ‘Tyrone Constitution’ refers at some length to Mr Vesey STEWART. The lady Jocelyn, with the second party of immigrants for the Kati-Kati settlement, was to have sailed from Belfast on May 17. The party on board was fully made up, and consisted of fifty-three families. Mr Stewart had no trouble in obtaining the required number of settlers; on the contrary, he was able to select the most suitable from a large number of candidates. The party consisted chiefly of two classes, capitalists and well-to-do farmers, and combined the elements of wealth, intelligence, energy, and experience. The two things chiefly wanted in a new colony are capitol and labour and these will he supplied in due proportion by the Stewart party. In addition to these families, a number of other eligible passengers had taken passage on board of the Lady Jocelyn, and the whole party are described as the choicest body of emigrants ever sent out to New Zealand. The passage money alone amounted to over £7000, and the aggregate amount of capital, in the hands of the 53 families forming the Stewart party is stated to be very large indeed. Mr STEWART’S undertaking has been on a very large scale, but his indomitable energy and firm faith in the advantages offered by New Zealand have enabled him to surmount every obstacle. Mr Stewart, is, on this occasion, accompanied by his father, Captain Mervyn STEWART, of Martray House, Ballygawley; his brother, Captain Hugh STEWART, late of the Royal Artillery, and in fact, all his near relatives in Inland. It is very pleasant to notice that the ‘Tyrone Constitution’ in referring to the departure from Ireland of all these sturdy farmers, stalwart yeomen, and blooming maidens, shows no petty jealousy, but heartily wishes them prosperity and Godspeed in the new home of their adoption. Our contemporary remarks, “ We congratulate Mr George Vesey STEWART on the unprecedented success which has crowned his efforts, and hope he may live to see the town of Kati-Kati enjoying all the benefits of high civilisation as well as material prosperity, a centre of enlightenment and progress in the new country and that in generations, yet to come, he will have a lasting monument as the founder of one of the most important, and prosperous, settlements in New Zealand.
11 Oct. 1879 – Marriage
At Wesleyan Church, Rangiora, W. H. NIXON, to Eliza Jane SIMPSON, youngest daughter of Robert SIMPSON Tyrone, Ireland
11 Dec. 1880 News- Reuter’s telegrams London Dec. 9.
News has been received that another serious, murderous outrage has been committed in Ireland, on a bailiff, while executing a decree for the eviction of a tenant from a farm at Cookstown, in the County of Tyrone. The bailiff was set upon by the tenant and a number of sympathisers, and murdered by them, before he could escape.
8 Jan. 1881 – Marriage
Jan. 5, at the residence of the bride’s parents by the Rev. W. M’Gregor, James, eldest son of Mr Andrew McFARLANE Newton Stewart, Tyrone, Ireland, to Sarah Ann, eldest daughter of Mr Aaron McCORMICK previously of Donegal Ireland. Home papers please copy
18 Feb. 1882 marriage
Feb. 19 at the Roman Catholic Church, Lyttelton, by the Rev. Father Walsh, John M’GOVAN of County Down Ireland, to Sophia Jane LOGAN of Co. Tyrone Ireland
22 May 1882 – Marriage
May 19, At Oxford, by the Rev N. M’Callum, Richard HENRY, to Jersima (?) CHARLES, both of County Tyrone, Ireland.
9 Apr. 1883 – Death
Feb. 16, in Dublin Andrew William COCHRAN, LL.D., District Judge, Bengal Civil Service, second son of the late Major James COCHRAN (H.M. 41st Foot), County Tyrone, Ireland, aged 39
5 Jan. 1884 – Marriage
At the Manse, by the Rev. Mr. Cairns, Presbyterian Minister, David M’LEAN to Miss Bella LIGGET both of Six Mile Cross, County Tyrone, Ireland Home papers please copy
29 Apr. 1884 – Marriage
April 14 at the residence of the bridegroom’s father, Styx, by Rev R. M’Gregor, William Henry JONES, eldest son of William JONES, farmer, Styx, to Annie HENDERSON youngest daughter of James HENDERSON of Arastraw (Ardstraw) Bridge, County Tyrone Ireland
2 Jun. 1884 – Death
May 25.1881, at Mount White, John Moore COCHRAN, eldest son of the late Major James COCHRAN H.M. 41st regiment County Tyrone, Ireland.
26 Jul. 1884 – Death
May 23, at Carrowbeg Benburb Moy County Tyrone, Ireland, Ellen, the beloved wife of Mr John GRAY and mother of Mrs M’CAUSLAND Gloucester street school Christchurch aged 45. After a long and painful Illness deeply regretted
16 Aug. 1884 – Marriage
August 13, at the residence of the bride’s father, Samuel, eldest son of Mr Samuel ROSS, Newton Stewart, County Tyrone, Ireland to Sarah, youngest daughter of Mr Alfred OAKLEY South Rakoia
23 Jun. 1885 -Death
June 22 1885, at the Christchurch Hospital, Robert MAXWELL, late of Dorney, near Strabane County Tyrone Ireland. His end was peace
22 Feb. 1886 – Marriage
Feb. 17, at St John’s Church, Christchurch by the Rev A. C. Wright, William HACKSHAW formerly of Oxford, England to Annie HENDERSON 3rd daughter of Thomas HENDERSON, County Tyrone, Ireland
18 Feb. 1888 – Marriage
DOAK – CARR Feb. 9, at Sefton. by the Rev John Sheldon, William Thomas, 2nd surviving son of the late George DOAK, M.D.R.N., of N. T. Stewart, County Tyrone Ireland to Margaret Hannah oldest daughter of Hugh CARR, farmer, Sefton
17 Aug. 1888 County News – Pearls in Ireland
Pearls have been discovered, it is just announced, in several of the Irish rivers, and a gentleman, who is Chairman of the Omagh Town Commissioners, has arrived in London within the past day or two bringing with him a packet of the gems, which have been found in the fresh-water mussels, of County Tyrone. Some of these pearls are said to be of very fair size, measuring over a quarter of an inch in diameter, while others range downward to the size of a small gun shot. They are asserted, moreover, to be of fine quality, and to abound in the stretches of water, where the pearl bearing mussels have now been discovered.
13 Oct. 1864
They are still full of election proceedings of little or no interest to us. But there are a few other matters in them of more general interest. The Herald of the 5th gives the death of Sergeant SMITH, as the last of MORGAN’S victims: Bushranging has another victim this week, and another murder is added to the list of crimes of MORGAN and crew. On a peaceful Sunday evening, not a month since, a murderous, and, at the same time, most cowardly attack was made upon a party of police encamped for the night upon the Doodal Cooma run. We (Albury Banner) gave the particulars at the time, reporting that Sergeant SMITH was wounded, and it was feared dangerously. From that time until Thursday night it was a life and death struggle for him, but on Thursday night blood for the third time flowed afresh from the wound, and in five minutes he was dead. Great sympathy is felt in town for the loss of so good an officer. Great indignation is expressed at this addition to the catalogue of cold-blooded crimes. Within a few weeks we have had to chronicle the death of young M’LEAN at the Round Hill, the recent death of Sergeant M’GINNERTY in the bush and now we have to add that of Sergeant SMITH, shot down like a dog by either MORGAN or some of his villainous and trebly blood-dyed companions.
And here, in passing, let us say a word that any one who aide such a breaker of the law and such a disgrace to humanity with a night’s lodging, an hour’s shelter, or a meal’s food, is an accessory to the crimes of the evil spirit which has ruled dominant too long in our district. This may fall into the hands of some whom the remarks may touch. Let them reflect before the cry of more blood ascends to Heaven against him. Sergeant SMITH was well liked in the town; he was known to be a man of courage and perseverance, he had the confidence of his superior officers, his prime wish was to be the means of suppressing a portion of the disgrace attaching to the fair fame of the colony; and a bullet fired dastardly in the dark, has sent him to his long home. It now becomes the duty of the Government, at whatever cost, to take MORGAN. It must not be a question of hundreds or thousands; of ten troopers or a hundred. If necessary let us have a regiment either of military or police until the plague spot is washed out or exterminated. A magisterial inquiry was opened yesterday by the Police Magistrate, at which some evidence was taken.being merely a repetition of what we have already printed as to the circumstances of the cowardly attack.and the legal evidence as to the death. The inquiry was adjourned until today for the medical evidence after the necessary post-mortem examination. It appears that Sergeant SMITH was only 30 years of age, a native of the county Tyrone, Ireland, and was previously a member of the Irish constabulary, He had been about seven years in the colony, and had seen service in many places, in which the riots at Lambing Flat in 1861 were no small feature. Either privately or officially his loss will be felt.
25 Oct. 1866 – Death
On 24th September, at the residence of her son-in-law, Mr. G. Madden, River Don, Tasmania, Sarah, relict of the late Mr. Henry McNALLY of Grannaby, Tyrone, Ireland, aged 90 years
18 Jun. 1869
Insufficiently stamped -The following letters, newspapers, and packet were posted yesterday insufficiently stamped – Mrs. Hugh McSWIGGAN , County Tyrone, Ireland
20 Aug. 1870 – Dignity of a Peer of the United Kingdom
The Lord Chancellor of Ireland has been raised to the dignity of a Peer of the United Kingdom, by the title of Baron (Right Hon. Thomas) O’HAGAN of Tullyhogue, in the county of Tyrone. ‘The Freeman’ says he is the most popular Catholic in Ireland. For the first time in the history of the two countries an Irish Catholic Chancellor sits in the House of Lords. As to Tullahogue, from which he takes his title, the ‘Freeman’ says it is “a place now little known, though at one time of Royal importance. Here stood in ancient days the princely residence of the clan O’HAEDHAGAN , or O’HAGAN. Here the Kings of Ulster were solemnly inaugurated in the style and authority of The O’NIAL. The Earl of Tyrone defended this stronghold against the Generals of Elisabeth. Adjoining the remains of the fortress is the site of the ancient Priory ot Donarisk founded by one of the O’HAGANS at the close of the thirteenth century, of which nothing now remains but the mouldering burial-place of the sept. Baron O’HAGAN selects as the barony which confers the title, the ancient residence of the once renowned clan of the O’HAGANS, thus showing his deep reverence for the past, and his attachment to the old race
30 Aug. 1872 – Marriage
On the 26th August at Hamilton, by special license, by the Rev. J. Sheehy, John Joseph, second son of Mr. J. HILL, of Hamilton, to Mary Anne, eldest daughter of Charles CONWAY of Hobart Town. Tyrone, Ireland and Melbourne papers please copy.
The Manuawatu Standard
27 Sept. 1884 – Marriage
On the 27th Sept. at Palmerston North, by the Rev. A.M. Wright, James, third son of Mr William McDOWELL of Beagh Co. Tyrone, Ireland, to Emma Louisa, eldest daughter of Mr Edward FEEK, Foxton.
Nelson Examiner and NZ Chronicle
22 Jan. 1848 – The Problem of Paddy’s Nativity
A number of Irish paupers were brought before the magistrates at Wigan, by the relieving officer, for the purpose of being sworn to their settlements, and there was some difficulty in ascertaining from some of them the parish in which they were born. An elderly man named MALONEY, said, “Plase yer honner, p’rhaps it might be Tyrone, or it might be Drogheda, but maybe I was born somewhere about there. Sure enough I had me brought’n up in Drogheda, and maybe I was born at Tyrone. I cannot tell, at all, at all, och hone!” He was passed to Dublin, that the Irish philosophers might solve the problem of his nativity.
17 Mar. 1849
The Dublin Gazette, of October 24, contains a list of 132 insolvents for the counties of Donegal, Tyrone, Enniskillen, Queens County, Kilkenny, Tipperary, Waterford, and Wicklow; of which no lest than 73 are set down as “farmers.”
3 Dec. 1862 – Duel in Church
An extraordinary contest took place lately in Coalisland Church, county Tyrone. Two gentlemen disputed about the right to a seat, and began a regular fight in the aisle. They were separated by the congregation, but they agreed to meet again in the evening and fight it out in the same place, and the victor was to have the seat. This drew a vast congregation in the evening, but the police interfered, and prevented the unseemly brawl.
30 Apr. 1867 – Deaths
– On the 24th April, at Spring Grove, Richard WHITE, Esq., of Omagh, County Tyrone, Ireland.
– On the 29th April, at the Trafalgar Hotel, Wilfred, son of Mr. Robert DISHER, 10 years.
1 Dec. 1873 – A Grateful Emigrant
In the year 1843, amongst other tenants on the Tyrone estate of the late Right Hon. Edward LITTON, Master in Chancery, who were then assisted to emigrate by that model Irish landlord, there sailed to New York a youth, named Patrick M’ELEER. For several years after his departure no intelligence concerning him reached home, and it was supposed he had died. In 1860 it happened, however, that a son of the late Master LITTON, then on his travels, came across the former “Irish boy” in the city of Philadelphia, where, by a steady course of self-education and prudence, as well as by the exercise of a rare talent for speculation, he had even by that time amassed a considerable fortune, and had purchased lands in Pennsylvania, on which were subsequently discovered coal-fields of great value, and, later on, oil wells of almost inexhaustible depth. Having done good service to the country of his adoption of the great war of secession, Major M’ELEER, being badly wounded at the battle of Gettysburg, retired from active service. Intelligence has just reached his fortunate legatee, the visitor of 1860, that by a will, dated two months before his death which occurred May 1873, this Irish emigrant has bequeathed to the son of his former landlord, a junior (member of the equity bar?), in England, the whole of his vast property.
27 June 1849 THE CHOLERA IN IRELAND – Belfast
We regret to say that though cholera has been nearly four months extending its ravages in this town, there are as yet few symptoms of its abatement, and its fatality has been of late on the increase. The official report is as follows – new cases on Wednesday, 16; died, 2, recovered, 7 – yesterday, new cases, 19; died, 3; recovered, 6. Total cases, 563; deaths 196 ; recoveries, 238; remaining under treatment, 129.
News Letter of Friday. Comber. It is our melancholy duty to state that cholera has been for some time making rapid progress in Comber, about thirty cases, more than one half of which have proved fatal, having occurred there since the commencement of the present month. (banner of Ulster)
Newry- Since our last publication, two other cases of cholera have occurred in this town. The first was that of a woman named DORAN, residing in Castlestreet, and who died on yesterday (Friday) morning; the second that of a man named MOONEY, living in William street; he is not expected to survive. (Newry Telegraph)
1 Nov. 1851
In Ireland, although the extent of wheat is generally but limited, the proportion is larger in Kilkenny and Tipperary than in other districts. In the counties of Down, Armagh, Londonderry, Tyrone, and Antrim, the crops everywhere maintain a cheering appearance of health and vigour. Barley may be seen in ear in several localities in the vicinity of Belfast. Oats are springing up healthy, and promise well. As regards wheat the same may be said, and we have heard of cases in which, such is the forwardness of the crop, the ear has shot out already. Potatoes, especially the late sown crops, have suffered something from piercing north winds in exposed situations, but no fears that the crops will be injured to any serious extent are entertained, In Armagh the breadth occupied by green crops is much larger than could have been anticipated, and report speaks favourably of their condition. Orchards have bean injured, to a consumable extent, and it is feared that fruit will be scarce this autumn, from the present unpromising aspect of the fruit trees. The grain fields are looking well. In Tyrone it is said that the crops present a very luxurious appearance, and give promise of an abundant harvest, and the same applies to Londonderry, except in exposed places on the coast.
New Zealand Tablet
5 Nov. 1880 – Marriage
On the 26th October, at the residence of the bride’s father, by the Rev. Patrick O’Leary, Mr. Owen O’NEILL, of Bannockburn, second son of the late Con O’NEILL, Clenavaddy, near Dungannon, County Tyrone, Ireland, to Agnes Frances CAMPION , eldest daughter of Mr. Nicholas, CAMPION Kawaran Gorge, Cromwell, Vincent County.
9 Dec. 1881 – Marriage
On the 24th November, 1881, by the Rev. Father Sheehan, at the residence of the bride’s mother, Tinkers, Bernard FLANNERY , youngest son of Thomas FLANNERY , Clooncunny, County Sligo, Ireland, to Mary DONNELLY, eldest daughter of the late Felix DONNELLY, Cookstown, County Tyrone, Ireland. Home papers please copy.
25 Aug. 1882 – Marriage
At Mrs. Mulvey’s residence, East Gore, on the 16th August.by the Rev. Father Lenchan, Peter MALLON, Chatton, late Co. Tyrone, Ireland, to Catherine, fifth daughter of the late Denis RYAN, Glenore, Co. Limerick, Ireland.
29 Aug. 1884 – Marriage
On the 20th inst., at the residence of the bride’s mother, Portobello, by the Rev. Father Newport, Michael sixth son of the late Mr. Nahor MEENAN , Tulnafoil, County Tyrone’ Ireland, to Catherine, eldest daughter of the late Mr. Nicholas’ CONEYS
25 Jan. 1889 – Marriage
On the 13th inst., at Moa Flat, by the Rev. Father O’Leary. Ewen, third son of Bedford BUTLER, of Roxburgh, to Rose Ann, second daughter of William PEARSON County Tyrone, Ireland.
30 Jan. 1902 – Marriage
On the 22nd January, 1902, at the Pro-Cathedral, Christchuroh, by the Rev. Father McDonnell, Peter CULLLINAN , fourth son of the late B. CULLLINAN , Tyrone, Ireland and of the 65th Regiment, to Catherine Ann McDONALD, only daughter of Mr Peter McDONALD Melbourne, niece of Mrs James McDONALD, Fendalton, and grand-daughter of the late Peter McDONALD, 65th Regiment
14 Nov. 1879 – Death
At Tinker’s Gully, on October 31st, by an accident while at work in his claim. Felix DONNELLY, third son of the late Thomas DONNELLY, Co. Tyrone, Ireland, aged 44 years. R.I.P
16 Jan 1880 – Death
At his residence, Clenavaddy, near Dungannon, County Tyrone, Ireland, on Sunday, Oct. 19th Con. O’NEILL, in his 55th year. His memory will be long perpetuated and lamented by his bereaved widow and family. R.I.P.
23 Jul. 1880 – Death
The Rev. Father Francis CONNOLLY was born near Clogher, County Tyrone, Ireland. He made his preparatory course in the Monaghan Seminary, and competed his theological studies in the College of Louvain, from whence he returned to his native diocese, where he laboured for many years, under the Most Rev. Dr. DONNELLY, with great zeal. His unobtrusive manner and many Christian qualities had gained for him the esteem, and goodwill, of all with whom he came in contact. He arrived in Auckland about six months ago for the benefit of his health, having been advised by his medical attendant to try the milder climate of New Zealand, as he was suffering from consumption. Unfortunately, the fatal disease had taken too firm a hold upon him to be shaken off, and he expired on Friday, as above stated, at the early age of 40.” R.I.P.
16 Nov. 1883 – Death
On Thursday, 8th November, at Naseby, George McCLUSKEY, fifth son. of the late Patrick McCLUSKEY, County Tyrone, Ireland, aged 39 years; deeply regretted. Requiescat in Pace.
20 Sept. 1889 – Death
May 25th, at his residence, Doolish, County Tyrone, Ireland, James DOHERTY , the beloved father of J. DOHERTY, Lincoln aged 87 years. R.l.P.
28 Jul. 1893 – Death
On Sunday, Bridget MORAN, a native of Ballygawley, South Tyrone, was interred in the Catholic graveyard at Ackinduff, parish of Killeshil. The deceased was born in the year 1788, and was therefore 105 years of age at the time of her death, which occurred on Friday. Rev John O Donnell,C.C.Killeshil, officiated at the grave.
5 Jul. 1895 – Death
At her residence, Altenagh, County Tyrone, Ireland, on April 17, Mrs Alice GROGAN, mother of the Rev. Father GROGAN, of Napier, in the 83rd year of her age. R I.P.
23 Nov. 1899 – Obituary
Mr. John CAMPBELL, Ponsonby.
Mr. John CAMPBELL, of Point Erin, Ponsonby (writes our Auckland correspondent), died at his residence on Sunday, November 12. The deceased was ever foremost as a good Catholic and a staunch Irishman in helping the Church and his native land. To both, he gave generously and in an unobtrusive manner. Mr.CAMPBELL was born in the County Tyrone, and spent the greater part of his youth on the shores of Lough Neagh. He arrived in New Zealand 40 years ago, and for a time took to farming, subsequently visiting the Otago goldfields during the first rush there. The climate and calling not suiting, he returned North, and settled at Mahurangi Heade. In the eighties, he represented Mahurangi Riding in the Rodney County Council. He visited Ireland in 1870, and again in 1892. The funeral took place from Point Erin on Tuesday afternoon, fully 50 carriages forming the procession to Panmure, where the interment took place. The chief mourners were Master William CAMPBELL (son of the deceased), Mr. H. BATES (nephew), and Messrs. TILLY and McILROY (brothers-in law). The Very Rey. Dean O’Reilly, Very Rev.. Dr. Egan, and Rev. Father Golden went out from town Mr. P. Dignan, ex-Mayor of Auckland, and a number of representative gentlemen also attended, including the officers and members of the Irish National Federation, of which the late Mr.CAMPBELL was vice-president. At Panmure, the cortege was met by the Very Rev. Mgr. M’ Donald and the children from the Catholic school. Mgr. M’Donald, from the altar step, addressed the congregation, and spoke eulogistically of the late Mr. CAMPBELL, and his great love for the Church and for Ireland. His generosity to all deserving causes, combined with an overflowing kindness and hospitality, endeared him to everybody. In his long and trying illness, Mr.CAMPBELL was cared for with untiring assiduity by his good wife and her sister, Mrs BATES. He leaves a widow, one son, and two daughters to mourn their loss.
19 April 1900 – A Successful Tyrone Man
The death was reported recently of Mr. Edward RORKE, a prominent business man of Brooklyn, New York. His death was the result of general debility, induced by old age. Deceased was confined to his bed but a week, and died in the full possession of his faculties. Mr. RORKE was borne in County Tyrone on St Patrick’s Day, 1817, and went to America in 1847, settling in Brooklyn and starting a well-known crockery house of Edward RORKE and Co. of Manhattan. He retired from business in 1882, with a competency, leaving the business in charge of James RORKE, a nephew. Mr. RORKE was at all times a representative Irish Catholic, and had been prominent in Brooklyn Catholic Church matters for over fifty years. He was the last surviving member of the committee who welcomed Bishop Loughlin to Brooklyn diocese in 1853, and had been a faithful member of the parish of St. James, on Jay Street, for fifty three years, always occupying the front pew in that church. He was, for several years, the president of the St. Patrick Society of Brooklyn, and was also, for a long time treasurer of the Brooklyn Catholic Orphan Asylum Society, beside being a patron of many other charities. His son, who survives him, is Mr. Edward A RORKE, the well-known artist. A daughter, Miss Mary T. RORKE, also survives him. The deceased gentleman had many friends in the neighbourhood of Belfast, by whom he was cordially welcomed on his frequent visits to the old country. As late as November last, a well-known Belfast gentleman visited the old Irishman in his Brooklyn home, and found him in good health and happy to renew his acquaintance with a fellow Irishman.
21 Jun. 1900 – Obituary
The death of Mr. Bernard MEENAN , which took place last week, was the result of a sad accident. Deceased was shifting a log (at Tiahape, North Island), when it rolled over him, causing severe injuries. He was taken to the Wanganui Hospital, but died on Sunday, June 10, two days after the accident. He was sensible all the time, although suffering great pain, but was consoled and attended throughout by Rev. Father O’Sullivan. Mr. MEENAN was a near relative of Messrs. Francis and Michael MEENAN , Dunedin, where he resided for a number of years. Deceased was a practical Catholic and a patriotic Irishman. He belonged to the Sodality of the Holy Family and was also a member of the Hibernian Society. He leaves a widow and three children, two in New Zealand and one in Belfast, Ireland. Mr. Frank MEENAN , B.A, of the teaching staff of Hugh’s Civil Service Academy. Mr. Bernard MEENAN was born at Kilnakelry, County Tyrone, Ireland, in 1856. R.I. P.
16 Oct. 1902 – Death
On the 13th October, Francis MEENAN, merchant, Great King street, native of Tulnafoil, County Tyrone, Ireland; aged 67 years born 7 March 1835. R.I.P.
7 May 1903 – Death of a Catholic Magistrate
The death is announced of Mr Joseph FALLS J. P. , Curlonon House, Dungannon, who died on March 10th in his 73rd year. He was buried in Tullyodonnel, Rock, and the funeral was attended by a numerous cortege of mourners drawn from all parts of the country. Mr. FALLS was a magistrate, and was one of the first Catholics in his district to be elevated to the Bench. The district where he lived was intensely Orange, and party troubles were of frequent occurrence. Although for many years quite isolated as being the only Catholic magistrate on the Bench, and usually sitting among a concourse of Orange magnates, Mr. FALLS never failed to show a staunch and sturdy concern for the rights of his co-religionists.
14 May 1903 – Death of a Priest
The death took place recently at Rothesay of the Very Rev. Canon McCOY, St Patrick’s Coatbridge. Deceased was born on November 4, 1832, at Gtenmornan near Strabane near County Tyrone. Two years ago his health gave way and he retired to Rothesay. His last visit to Coatbridge was in December last, when he attended at the erection of a new altar to the memory of his predecessor. The late Canon was esteemed by all classes of the community, and there is widespread regret at his death.
4 Feb 1904 – Death MRS . CURRY, Heriot
A correspondent writes – Much regret was felt at the news of the death of Mrs Catherine CURRY, which took place at her residence in Heriot on January 23. The deceased lady was 39 years old, and was the wife of Mr Hugh CURRY, of Heriot, and daughter of Mr James HEGARTY, Castlederg, Co Tyrone, Ireland. She came out to the Colony with her husband about sixteen years ago She was attended during her illness by the Rev. Fathers O’Donnell and Hearn, of Gore Her funeral was largely attended, mourners coming from all parts of the district. The Rev. Father O’Donnell officiated at the graveside. The deceased lady leaves a family of seven to mourn their loss.
23 Jun. 1904 OBITUARY – MRS. Edward BRENNAN, Gore- By the death on June 11 of Mrs. Edward BRENNAN, Mandeville road. Gore (says the Southern Standard ), another of the fast -vanishing roll of pioneers was called to her last home. Her death will cause a deep feeling of regret amongst old residents of the district, many of whom cherish recollections of her kindly sympathy and help in the early days of Gore’s settlement. Mrs.BRENNAN, whose maiden name was MITCHELL, arrived in Sydney in the early sixties, and shortly after married Mr Edward BRENNAN. In 1864 the couple came over to New Zealand. After a few years residence in the Gore district, Mr. and Mrs. BRENNAN became the ? (licensees?) of the Otamita Hotel. Later on they took a hotel at Longford About 16 years ago, they, retired to (Mien?) farm, a little over a mile out of Gore. Mrs. BRENNAN had been ailing, more or less, for some weeks prior to her death, which took place somewhat unexpectedly. The deceased, who was a native of County Tyrone, Ireland was 67 years of age at the time of her death, and leaves a husband, three sons, and one daughter to mourn their loss. The funeral took place on June 16 and the large attendance, despite the heavt rain, testified to the respect in which the deceased lady was held. The Rev. Father O’Donnell officiated at the graveside. R I P
25 Oct. 1906 – Irish News – – Death of a Priest
Sincere regret is felt at the death of the Rev. Joseph CAMPBELL, late Professor in St. Paul’s Seminary, Minnesota, which took place at the early age of 45 years. The deceased was born at Aghafad, Fintona, County Tyrone. He was ordained to the priesthood in 1885, and afterwards ministered in the parishes of Killaney, Castleblayney, and Inniskeen, for a period of ten years. He was subsequently appointed professor at St. Paul’s Seminary in Minnesota. The remains were brought to Ireland for interment.
11 Jul. 1907 – Death
On the 22nd of June, 1907, at his residence, Church street, Reefton, N.Z., John James MORRIS, native of Newton Stewart, County Tyrone, Ireland; aged 67 years. R.l. P.
6 Jul. 1883 – Birth
O’NEILL- On 19th June, at her residence, Round Hill Terrace, Bannockburn. Vincent County, New Zealand, the wife of Owen O’NEILL late of Clenavaddy, County Tyrone, Ireland, of a daughter.
1 Jun. 1877
Hugh Henry O’NEILL, late of Gortnaglough, Tyrone, Ireland, is requested to forward his present address to the Manager, Tablet Office, Dunedin. Important news from Home awaits him.
24 May 1878
Hugh GRIMES, from near Balgawley, Co. Tyrone. Tidings of him will be thankfully received, as a letter of importance has arrived from Home. He was at the residence of the undersigned, Kennedy-street, Westport, in 1871
16 Sept. 1881 Information wanted
Patrick DONNELLY, native of Fintona, Co. Tyrone. Was in Christchurch about 12 months ago ; went then in the direction of the West Coast. Something of importance for him from Home, at McSWIGAN BROS., High Street, Ulster Boot Depot,
3 Oct. 1890 Missing Family
Mary Ann CALLAN left Omagh, Co. Tyrone, Ireland, about 8 years ago. Last heard of in Addington Christ church, about 3 years ago. Her brother John will be glad of any information. Address – Rev. Father McKenna, Masterton.
JOHNSTON Miss M. E. J , of Stewartstown, Co. Tyrone arrived at Brisbane, Queensland, in the S.S. Jumna, 9 years ago; last two addresses are Charters Towers and Port Douglas; Sought for by her brother.
Replies to the above 2 to be addressed to the office of the Freeman’s Journal, Dublin.
9 Mar. 1894
Arthur MEENAGH, of Killycolpy, Ardboe, County Tyrone, left above place for Queensland, 20 years ago; last heard of in Cookstown. Queensland, 12 years ago; sought for by his mother, Reply to Dublin ‘Freeman’ office.
28 Sept. 1894
CONNOLLY, Henry R., left County Tyrone in 1883; last heard of from Torrens Creek, Townsville, Queensland, in 1886; sought for by his brother.
JOHNSTON Miss M. E. J , of Stewartstown, County Tyrone arrived at Brisbane, Queensland, in the s.b. Jumna, 9 years ago, last two addresses are Charters Towers and Port Douglas; Bought for by her brother.
13 Jul. 1894McCUNNIE – John M’Cunnie, (stone-mason), left Strabane, Co. Tyrone in 1856, and landed at Port Phillip?, Australia, in 1857; sought for by his sister Ellen. reply to Dublin ‘Freeman’ office.
25 Oct. 1895-
QUINN, Joseph, left Bordashessiegh, near Pomeroy, County Tyrone, 40 years ago, and went to Melbourne. Sought for by his sister, Bridget QUINN.
16 Mar. 1905 – Increase of Consumption in IrelandMr. Robert BROWN of Donaghmore Tyrone, in a letter to the Irish newspapers, published some startling figures regarding the increase of consumption in Ireland. It would appear that while deaths from consumption are on the decrease in England and Scotland, Ireland’s figures show an ominous increase. In 1870 the average number of deaths from consumption in every 10 000 of the population was 24 in England and Wales, while Ireland was but 19. Ten years later England had fallen to 19, Ireland had risen to 21. In 1900 when the English figure had fallen to 11, the Irish figure was a little above 21 Coming to a more recent time, – the figure in England and Wales has now fallen to almost 12 and Ireland is at 21 and a half, or nearly double. The actual number of deaths from consumption in Ireland last year was over 12,000. It is a a peculiar fact of the case that while the deaths in the eight principal towns of Ireland range about 30 per annum to the 10,000 of the population, the rate in similar Scotch towns is well below 20. It is clear also that the increase in rural districts in Ireland is amazing. Mr. BROWN attributes this to the unhealthy diet of the people, who have abandoned potatoes and oatmeal, for tea and white bread. Another cause is the increase of creameries in Ireland, which has made it difficult to obtain the healthy old-fashioned butter- milk that formerly did so much for the public health. Mr. BROWN appeals for an awakened public interest on the subject, pointing out that the lives of the people are being neglected, while a Government Department and public enterprise are concerned about improving the breeds of hens and ducks – a laudable enough object in its way, but not to be compared with the importance of the people’s health.
17 Aug. 1888 – At the Dungannon Presentment Sessions Samuel HOOD claimed £60 for the burning of his barn. The only evidence for the prosecution was that of Constable HUTCHINSON who said that he reported the occurrence and was of opinion that the burning was accidental. The peeler explained to the court that he was obliged to report the matter as an outrage at the time, as his report forms were all headed ‘Outrages.’ The court agreed that the case was not malicious.
7 Feb. 1890 Rabid Dog
A. dog belonging to a man named McCANNY of Drumquin. and which was affected with rabies recently bit two little girls. The dog was shot and the children were placed under the care of Mr. DONAGHEY, who can, it is stated, cure rabies.
19 Dec. 1890
The mills and premises of Mr. SENIOR, at Drumreagh, were recently attacked, all the windows were broken and other serious injury done, No arrests have been made.
The residents of Davgavy and Aughagallon, as a rule, live to a good round age. Two weeks ago a man aged 105 and a woman aged 95 were to be seen as sprightly as you please, working in the harvest fields in the townlands.
A visitor, quite unknown in the Cookstown locality recently passed through, a young cyclone. It tore up trees, raised water, and did a little general damage; but it was only an infant, 100 yards wide, and lived to run a mile. Those who saw it can estimate what a full-grown one could accomplish in the destruction line.
Rev. J. McELHATTON, Strabane, has left for America to collect funds for the erection of a new Catholic church in Straban, County Tyrone, Diocese of Derry. It is expected here that his countrymen, especially those from Tyrone or Derry, will render him substantial aid in his arduous work. Strabane has strong claims on the American people, as it is the birthplace of Andrew DUNLAP, who first printed, and published, the Declaration of American Independence, and who was editor of the first daily newspaper published in America.
4 Sept. 1891
Martha HENDERSON is said to be the oldest inhabitant in Strabane, and there are not many who will contradict her on her own experience, as she claims to have reached the remarkable age of 107 years. The old lady is still quite hearty, and moves about with wonderful agility, her only complaint being defective hearing. Mrs HENDERSON was married at the age of thirty, and has two sons surviving of a family of six. One of these is in Australia, and the other, with whom his mother lived, resides near Strabane. Mrs HENDERSON’s husband was a soldier, but died many years ago.
During the past week a pair of sea eagles or ospreys have been observed on various lakes in East Tyrone. This is a most remarkable occurrence, and the first recorded instance of ospreys having been seen in the district, which is more than 80 miles at any point from the sea coast, the natural habitat of the osprey. Rare birds are becoming more numerous in Tyrone, and many kinds of aquatic game divers, mergansers, sheldrakes, etc. which were supposed to have left the country, where they were once numerous, are reappearing, notably around the western shores of Lough Neagh, remote from town and villages.
2 Jun. 1893
An old man named John RICHARDSON and his wife died within a few hours of each other at Cookstswn. The man had reached the extraordinary age of 102 years, and his wife was 98.
Orange rowdies have again disturbed the peace and quietness of Stewartstown. A few nights ago as the local Nationalist band was passing through Market Square, the members were hooted and assailed by a lot of Orangemen. The police succeeded in arresting two of the loafers named DUNSEITH, a tailor, of Stewartstown, and James HENDERSON, of Doorgan, who will be examined at the next Stewartstown Petty Sessions. DANSEITH has been arrested before on a similar charge.
9 Feb. 1894
Right Rev. Dr O’DOHERTY, Bishop of Derry, has been legally summoned to Boston. U.S A., as a witness in a will case, involving 12,000 dols.. Mrs Margaret BRADLEY stipulated in her will that this sum should be devoted to the purchase of land and the erection of a memorial church in her native village of Carndrine, Tyrone. Since her death, no step has been taken to erect the building, or even to purchase the site. Carndrine is a little hamlet of nineteen families, and would be unable to support the church if it were built.
22 Dec. 1898 –
Disastrous FloodsGreat floods have swept Clogher Valley and South Tyrone. The inundations have ruined the crops, principally potatoes and hay, and oats have been practically destroyed and rendered valueless. Several narrow escapes have been reported, and the rural postmen had much difficulty in getting to their destinations.
The foundation-stone of St. Patrick’s Church, Gortin, was laid recently by Bishop O’DOHERTY of Derry. In the new building there will be seating accommodation for 300. The nave will terminate in the east side with octagonal apse. The transepts will be constructed to permit of side chapels. The principal entrance will be from the west front, approached by a broad flight of steps. To the north side, will be placed a tower and belfry, with provision for a spire. Sandstone in random ashlar will be used, the groins, jambs, porches, etc., being in chiselled stone. The roof will be finished in pitch pine. The building will be in the early English Gothic style. The windows will be filled with tinted cathedral glass in leaded lights.
9 Mar. 1894
Mr Joseph ROULSTON, Gortaclare, recently put up tor sale a farm of twenty-five acres, held by Mr Archey T. KERR, at the rent of £16, Mr Thomas McLAREN, Sixmilecrose, purchased at £ 500.
13 Jul. 1894
A couple of exhibitors from Tyrone had wonderful success at the Dublin show lately in the dairy produce competitions. Mr Alex. PATTERSON, Badony, Dromore, had three exhibits of butter, each of which took a first prize. Mr David DOAK of Dernashier, Dromore, also carried off first price, and he was a good second in class 126. This is high testimony to the class of butter made in the Dromore district.
3 Aug. 1899 – A Brave Act
Mr. Francis O’NEILL has the rare distinction of having won the Stanhope gold medal of the Royal Humane Society as his reward, of the greatest act of gallantry during the year of 1898. On September 29, an explosion occurred in the Annagher Pit, Coalisland, County Tyrone. In the pit were four men, of whom two succeeded in escaping. Three times O’NEILL went down the shaft (195 feet deep) to rescue the other two, but was each time driven back by the suffocating atmosphere. On his fourth attempt, though his light went out within thirty feet of the surface, he touched bottom, seized one man and lifted him into the cradle. In an unconscious condition both men were landed in the fresh air. O’NEILL had no sooner recovered, than he went down again and brought up the remaining man, but this poor fellow had succumbed. The Duke of York, when presenting the medal, paid a warm tribute of praise to the hero, whose courage and self-sacrifice well deserved the highest distinction which the Humane Society could confer.
15 Nov. 1900 – After an Absence of 30 Years –
The many old friends of the Rev. John O’DOHERTY, now pastor of Arthur, Ontario, Canada (says a Tyrone paper), will be glad to hear that, after an absence of nearly 30 years, he has just returned for the first time on a two months’ vacation to revisit the scenes ot his boyhood. Father John, who is a nephew of the late Rev. William O’DOHERTY, of Strabane, is a native of Magherard, near Cardonagh.
19 Nov. 1903 –
A new Industry, that of doll-making, is being pushed in Ireland to employ girls and reduce emigration Up to the present England, France, and Germany have had the monopoly of this trade, which is in itself, a very large one. Messrs. ROBINSON and CLEAVER, Belfast, have, with their usual patriotism, given this industry their support, and are doing all that lies in their power to make it a success. The work is at present being carried out at Stewartstown, County Tyrone, and it is hoped other centres may also be established. The Stewartstown dolls may also be obtained in several houses in Dublin, as well as other towns throughout the country.
21 Apr. 1904 – A New Church
The historic county of Tyrone (says the ‘Irish Weekly’) will soon be the richer by one of the most handsome churches yet erected, in any provincial part of Ireland This is the new Church of St. Mary, now in course of erection at Aughnacloy. The foundation stone was laid recently by his Eminence Cardinal LOGUE, who has exhibited a particularly gracious interest in the establishment of this additional stronghold of Catholicity in the Catholic county of the O’NEILL’s. The collection on the occasion amounted to the handsome sum of £1500.
22 Jun. 1905 – Alleged Boycotting
On April 28, before Mr. Justice BARTON, in the Chancery Division, Dublin, the hearing was resumed of the case of SWEENEY v. COOTE , which was an action by Miss Rose F.SWEENEY, manual instructress in the National School of Kilfaddy, Carntall, County Tyrone, to restrain the defendant, Mr. William COOTE, J.P., from conspiring with people in the district, and in particular with Alexander SMITTEN and John ROBINSON, to injure her in her business as a schoolmistress by inducing the parents o! the pupils to withdraw them from the school. She Is a Catholic, and in her statement of claim, alleged that she had been appointed by the Rev. Mr. BAILEY, Presbyterian minister, and manager of the school. Judgment was reserved.
10 Aug. 1905
Presentation Rev. Father M’KEEREY, Buncrana, has been the recipient of an address and purse of sovereigns from the parishioners of Langfield, County Tyrone, among whom he lately labored.
A Venerable Resident Mr. William FLETCHER Pomeroy, County Tyrone has received the following letter from King Edward on the celebration of his 117 th birthday.’ Sir, l am commanded by the King to say his Majesty has heard with much interest that you have reached the great age of 117 years. The King sends you the accompanying box as a small personal present from himself, together with the hope you will continue to have the same good health which his Majesty is pleased to hear you still enjoy I am, sir, yours faithfully, Arthur Davidson.’ The present took the form of a gold snuff-box, embossed on the lid with portraits of the King and Queen.
A Venerable Priest Passes Away The Right Rev. Mgr. McNAMEE, of Drumragh, Omagh, passed to his eternal reward on Saturday, June 17. Monsignor McNAMEE was a native of the neighboring parish of Cappagh, where he was born in the year 1821, and represented a family which has given to the diocese of Derry many distinguished sons. After a brilliant career at Maynooth, he ministered for two years at Plumbridge, and subsequently at Coleraine. For the past fifty-two years, he was pastor of Drumragh (Omagh) parish, where, as a memorial of his great ability and capacity, he leaves completed the beautiful Church of the Sacred Heart. It was owing to his exertions that the parish also possesses the Loretto Convent, parochial house, and Christian Brothers, and numerous other advantages for the people. The news of Monsignor McNAMEE’s death was received with profound regret in Omagh, where he was popular with all classes of the people.
1 Feb. 1906 – Law and Boycotting SWEENEY
When the rights of Irish landlords have been in question ‘a wink or a humbugging sort of smile’ have been construed as boycotting, but in the same Green Isle it has just been decided by three judges of the Court of Appeal, the Lord Chancellor, Lord Justice Fitzgibbon, and Lord Justice Holmes, Lord Justice Walker dissenting, that there is practically no such thing as boycotting when a Catholic is deprived of the means of living simply for being a Catholic. The case need but be stated in the barest outline to enable the reader to see the meanness and injustice which formed its salient features. Miss Rose F. SWEENEY was engaged by the Rev. W. H. BAILEY, Presbyterian minister, as manual instructress in the Carnteel school, County Tyrone. The appointment was sanctioned by the National Board. The school is a mixed one, but most of the children are Presbyterians, and though Miss SWEENEY had nothing to do with the teaching of religion, a movement for her dismissal was set on foot. Mr. COOTE, a magistrate, took a leading part in it. The minister, acting as a man and a Christian, refused to dismiss the girl. Some twenty children were accordingly withdrawn from the school. Miss SWEENEY took an action against Mr. COOTE for conspiring with others to injure her. Judge BARTON gave a decision in her favor, but it has now been reversed by the Irish Court of Appeal. The case will be taken by the plaintiff to the House of Lords.
14 Jun. 1906
A Centenarian – Mr. George FLETCHER, of Killary, Pomeroy, County Tyrone, died on April 21 at the age of 118 years. The deceased was some time ago presented by the King with a gold snuff-box, FLETCHER being the oldest British subject.
Departure of a Priest – Much regret is felt by the people of Dromore, County Tyrone, at the departure of Rev. Father MAGUIRE to Tempo. He was the pioneer of the Irish Revival in Dromore and the surrounding country. During the past eight years he inaugurated several movements for the betterment of the people among whom he lived.
17 Jan. 1907 – A destructive fire occurred at the meal and flour mills of Messrs. STEWART and Sons, Coalisland, County Tyrone, early in November, when damage to the amount of £20,000 was done.
16 May 1907 A Link with the Past
In a recent issue of the ‘Ulster Herald’ there appears an appreciative notice of the late Miss Rose KAVANAGH, a gifted Tyrone writer, who was a frequent contributor to Irish periodicals twenty years ago. This talented lady was born at Killadroy, Tyrone, in 1859, and received the rudiments of her education at -the neighboring National School, completing her studies at the Loreto Convent, Omagh. On leaving Omagh, she went to study drawing at tine School of Art in Kildare street, Dublin, and at the same time engaged in literary work, writing stories for ‘Young Ireland,’ and verse for the ‘Irish Monthly.’ Gradually, literature pushed art into the background, and after some time she assumed charge of the ‘Fireside Club,’ the children’s page of the ‘Weekly Freeman,’ where she endeared herself to hundreds of young readers who knew her as ‘ Uncle Remus.’ It may be mentioned that, with another young lady as assistant, Miss KAVANAGH edited ‘ United Ireland ‘ during the time that Mr. William O’BRIEN was imprisoned under the Coercion Act. A noteworthy trait of Miss KAVANAGH’S character was her intense love for her native county. Tyrone scenes and Tyrone people figure in nearly all her stories, and much of her verse was inspired by its landscape and its legends. She was never of a robust constitution, but notwithstanding repeated attacks of illness, she was always cheerful and hopeful. In 1891, in the thirty second year of her age, the fateful summons came, and death cut short a career which had promised to be a most brilliant one.
12 Sept. 1907
As Young as ever – Mr. Thomas KELLY, of Lurganboy, County Tyrone, celebrated his 106 th birthday on July 12. During last winter he thatched several houses, and in the spring was to be seen ploughing. He says he feels as young as ever. The centenarian enjoys a smoke, and can read and write without the aid of glasses.
Against Emigration – Rev. Father DOOGAN, Philadelphia, addressing the congregation in St. Mary’s Church, Stewartstown, County Tyrone, on, a recent Sunday, said American cities were overcrowded, and he advised the youths who contemplated going out to the States to.remain at home, unless they had some friends there who would guarantee employment.
7 Jan. 1898 – He Lost his old Betty
The rector returning from his holiday heard that a parishioner had “lost his old Betty,” and at once hurried off to console him. “I’m grieved to hear of your loss, Giles,” he began. “Oh, well, sir, thankee,” replied Giles, “it’s a pity, of course; but she was a rare lasy jade; she would never do anything unless she was well thrashed.”
Tut, tut, dear me
“It’s true, sir. She was a bad bargain. Thank goodness the fair’s next week, and I’ll pick up a better one there, I hope, if I don’t get suited before.”
“But don’t you think, even for appearance sake, you had better wait a little longer ?” urged the clergyman, getting rather annoyed at his tone.
‘”Oh, no,” responded Giles. “I’ve had my eye on one for some little time, and what I get for Betty’s skin will go towards it. I tell ‘ee what, sir. I wouldn’t mind having one of your young ‘uns, if your agreeable.”
“I won’t stop to hear another word of such abominable talk,” said the disgusted rector “There wasn’t a bettor woman in the village than your wile Betty.”
“Wife! Who’s talking about my wife?” said the astonished Giles. “I’m talking about my old mare that died yesterday.”
The Youngster’s Smart reply
The other day at a school examination in Dromore, Co. Tyrone, the inspector of the schools was examining a class of little boys on the alphabet, when he asked one of them, ‘What is the second letter in the alphabet, Johnny.” “Don’t know,” said Johnny. The inspector got the same reply from all the rest until he came to the last boy.
Not wishing to put the question exactly the same way a second time, he asked: ‘What flies about the gardens in the summer time?”
“Please, sir, I know! mother after the hens!”‘
A young Irish lad, on a market day, in an Irish town was minding an ass attached to a cart, awaiting the exit of his parent from a business establishment. His arm was thrown around the neck of the animal, when two recruiting sergeants passed by. One of them, seeking to take a rise out of the youth, said, “What are you hugging your brother so tightly for”? “Cause,” was the ready rejoinder, “I was afraid he’d ‘list!”
Irish wit of the genuine stripe is not extinct in Ireland, and it is not likely to become so, if we may judge from the sayings of some of the present generation. An Irish school inspector was examining a class in geography. He had propounded a question regarding longtitude and received a correct answer from the lad undergoing the ordeal. “And now,” he said, “what is latitude?” After a brief silence, a bright youngster, with a merry twinkle in his eye said, “Please, sir, we have no latitude in Ireland. The British Government won’t allow us any.”
North Otago Times
9 Aug. 1878 – Marriage
On the 8th August, at All Saint’s Church, Prebbleton, by the Rev.. M. Parsons, George HARPER eldest son of John HARPER, County Tyrone, Ireland, to Catherine IRVINE, of the same place.
Otago Daily Times
17 May 1864 – Married
On the 16th May, at Dunedin, by the Rev. Dr. Burns, D..D , Henry Elgin MORROW, eldest son of Mr James MORROW of Enniskillen, County Fermanagh, Ireland, to Jane COLQUHOUN youngest daughter of Mr William COLQUHOUN of Ballymanor, County Tyrone Ireland.
23 Jul. 1867 – Married
On the 20th July, at the residence of Mr Robert Wilson, George street, by the Rev. O. M. Stuart, William, third son of Mr William LIVINGSTON, County Antrim, Ireland, to Catherine, second daughter of Mr John MacNICKLE, County Tyrone, Ireland. Home papers please copy.
4 Jun. 1867 – Missing Friends
Alexander M’LAUGHLIN – County Tyrone, Ireland last heard of at Macrae’s Flat Diggings, will please communicate with, his brother Joseph, Belfast Hotel, Hokitika
2 May 1872 – Married
On the 23rd April, at Gowrie, West Taieri, by the Rev. Wm. Gillies, Mr Peter GRANT, to Mary, eldest daughter of William OCTORNE, Esq., County Tyrone, Ireland. Home papers please copy.
22 Aug. 1872 – Married
On the 8th August, at St. Peter’s Church, Queenstown, by the Rev. R. Coffey, Mr James BODKIN, to Eleanor, second daughter of Mr James BLACK, of Cookstown Co. Tyrone, Ireland. Belfast papers please copy.
27 Sept. 1856 – Died
At East Taieri, on the 19th inst, of consumption, the Wife of Mr. James ALLAN, aged 51 years, late of Strabane, county Tyrone, Ireland, passenger to New Zealand per the New Era.
29 Jul. 1865 – Married
On the 24th inst., at Knox Church, by the Rev. D. Stewart, Mr Thos. M’GANN to Matilda CROWE, daughter of Mr Geo. CROWE, Raws, County Tyrone, Ireland.
12 Oct. 1878 – Court
At the Tyrone Assizes, on the 11th ult. an old man named Thomas PPRICE was convicted of the murder of his wife by poisoning her. The jury recommended him to mercy on account of his age (sixty years). The passing of sentence was deferred.
The Sentinel Sydney NSW
13 May 1847
The distress is rapidly spreading in Ulster:
“It is not alone in the south and west of Ireland,’ says the Tyrone Constitution” that the horrors of starvation are experienced. In our own immediate neighbourhood the pressure of want is now severely felt, and the number of unfortunate individuals who state, too truly, with hunger pictured in their care worn faces, that they have neither meat nor money, is at present alarming. It is found impossible to provide employment for a tythe of the destitute, and we fear that in a brief period scenes of death by starvation will not alone be confined to the south.
17 Feb. 1848 Hoarding of Grain
In a late number we endeavoured to impress upon our agricultural friends the danger of hoarding up grain in these unsettled days of famine and free-trade. The following fact, which since came to our knowledge, proves the judiciousness of our advice on this subject. A wealthy farmer. in this neighbourhood was offered 2s. per stone for one thousand stones of oats which he had on hand in March last, which he refused, saying he would not take less than 3s. 6d. per stone. Tyrone Constitution
24 Aug. 1847 – Emigration
Emigration from this pestilence-stricken place proceeds rapidly. “Still (says the “Examiner”) are our quays are thronged, and the busy note of preparation resounds along them. It would seem as if the rural population of all Munster had assembled in our city preparatory to their bidding an eternal farewell to the land of their fathers and affections. Every day, every tide bears upon its bosom the hardy sons of toil and industry, destined to be the settlers in, and reclaimers of the vast forests and interminable prairies of the new world. The barque “Mail” of Liverpool, sailed by this morning’s tide (11 o’clock), from Merchant’s quay, having on board 400 emigrants, all members of the “well-to-do” labouring class, bound for the United States, and there are no fewer than half-a-dozen other vessels, of great capacity and accommodation, preparing to start by the first opportunity. If things go on in this way, what between the departures for the New World, and ‘the world of spirits’ – caused by famine and pestilence – we shall have things brought to such a condition, that our paternal legislators, first having made a wilderness, will be able to proclaim it ‘peace,’ and so the Irish difficulty is surmounted and again “It has been stated in the city as a certain fact, that several highly respectable shop-keepers, and persons in that station of life resident in the county towns, and particularly in Bandon, have entered into a resolution to quit the country and emigrate to America, in consequence of the daily increasing distress and disease now prevalent in every part of the country.
25 Mar. 1848
At Pomeroy, County of Tyrone, on the 16th November, a bailiff, named James HEAZLETON, went out to execute a session decree on the person of Felix LINN , at the suit of Peter McGONE , of Pomeroy. The debt was for two guns, which McGONE had sold to LINN last winter. Linn had secreted himself in the house of a man of the name of MOONEY, who keeps an apothecary’s shop in this town. Out of this house he sallied at the above hour, accompanied by 4 of his brothers, all armed with bayonets, pitch forks, and pistols. The party had not proceeded more than thirty perches out of the village when the bailiff arrested LINN. A dreadful affray now took place, in which the unfortunate HEAZLETON was stabbed in the side with a bayonet by LINN , of which wound he died in the course of the day. One of the brothers fired a pistol at McGONE, which did little injury. An inquest was held on HEAZLETON , when a verdict of wilful murder was returned against LINN, and against the other brothers in accessories to the murder. Two of the brothers have been apprehended, but the other three have absconded, and it is thought will endeavour to make their escape to America.
4 Nov. 1876 – Marriage
At Invercargill, on Friday, 3rd November, Henry Lucas St. George Hamilton, youngest son of the late James Hamilton, Lakemount House, County Tyrone Ireland, and grandson of Major MaCAUSLAND, 5th Dragoon Guards, to May, second daughter of James BRYANT, Sydney.
2 Jul. 1883 – Marriage
On Tuesday, June 26th, by the Rev. J. G. Paterson, at the Manse, Invercargill, Michael Joseph FRAYNE, of County Tyrone, Ireland to Magaret BRIDGE, of Invercargill.
16 Aug. 1884 – Marriage
August 13, at the residence of the bride’s father, Samuel, eldest son of Mr Samuel ROSS, Newton Stewart, County Tyrone, Ireland, to Sarah, youngest daughter of Mr Alfred OAKLEY, South Rakaia.
8 May 1891 – Marriage
May 7, at St. Paul’s, Christchurch by the Rev. John Elmalie, D.D., Arche, third son of James LAMB, Christchurch, to Minnie, second daughter of Samuel FYFFE, Mountjoy, Tyrone, Ireland.
2 Jul. 1896 – Death
July 1st, at Hutchison Street, Sydenham, Andrew McFARLAND late of Newton Stewart, County Tyrone, Ireland in his 91st year. Home papers please copy.
14 Feb. 1874 – Death
On the 11th February, at Oakura Mr. Robert ELKIN, formerly of Omagh, Tyrone County, Ireland, aged 76 years.
The Tasmanian Tribune
27 Jun. 1870 (the report as it relates to Tyrone only)
The Poor Law Inspectors of Ireland have recently made reports on the subject of the wages and condition of agricultural labourers in Ireland. In the north-west- Donegal, Tyrone,Mr HAMILTON reports 1s to 1s 6d a day for men in constant employment all the year round, 1s 3d to 2s 6d for casual labourers, indoor farm servants, £10 to £12 a year. He says there is ample employment with good wages for all who are willing to work.
10 Aug. 1871 Recent Outrages
The other day a shocking. outrage was perpetrated near Drumquin, in the county Tyrone, upon two unfortunate women who were found by the police lying in a field in an almost moribund State and bleeding profusely. One of them, according to the Londonderry Standard, had received ten or twelve stabs in various parts of the body from a knife or other sharp weapon, the other had received six wounds, not so severe. Two young men, named SMITH and THOMPSON were apprehended and identified by the women as the alleged parties who committed the act. They are committed to stand their trial, bail being refused. The prisoner SMITH, is a respectable farmer’s son, and clerk of the: parish church of Lower Langfield. What lead to the cruel treatment of the unfortunates has not transpired.
25 Nov. 1872
The Royal Mail steamers plying between Kingstown and Holyhead will soon be coaled on the Irish side of the Channel. The quantity of coal in Irish coalfields available for use was estimated by the Royal Commission at 182,280,000 tons, of which, about 16,000, 000 tons are at Ballycastle, County Antrim, 32,000,000 in Tyrone, 77,000,000 in the Carlow, Kilkenny and Queen’s County district, 25,000,000 in Tipperary. 20.000.000 in Clare. Limerick, and Cork, 10,800,000 in Connaught (Arigna district)
27 May 1874 More than a Centenarian
One of the old Ulster yeomen a man who was married and was rearing a family when the ‘Yoemon were in the glory of their work in ’98’, has just died at his residence, Pubble near Tempo, county Fermanagh. The deceased, whose name was Joseph BROWN, had nearly completed the great age of 105 years. He was among those sent to the West of Ireland to oppose the invasion of the Frenchmen, who landed at Killala. He also served 10 years in the Tyrone Militia. He was married three times, and was the father of 19 children, many of, whom have grandchildren. He never complained of serious ill-health until within a few weeks of his death.
10 Jun. 1876
Askin MORRISON Esq., formerly of Gortmore, Augger, in the barony of Clogher, county Tyrone, who was descended from one of the Scotch settlers under King William III., died at his residence New Wharf, on 29th May. He sailed from London on the 13 December 1828, in the Orelis, and arrived at Hobart Town on the 9 May 1829, with a quantity of merchandise that he sold advantageouslyand after making a selection of land, at St. Peter’s Pars?, on the 5 of September in that year he sailed to Sydney, and from thence to London, returning again to Tasmania About 1831 or 1832 he cbartered the brig ‘Caroline’, and imported by that vessel a cargo of tea loaded in China, by which he cleared £10,000. From that time he became identified with the progress of the colony and never, afterwards left Tasmania. his active habits, his foresight, and his probity, soon brought him to the front rank of business men. Mr. MORRISON was largely connected with whaling, and agricultural pursuits, as well as being a general merchant and importer. He was also a director of the Union Bank, and on the directorate of our principal financial institutions. Mr MORRISON during his career suffered heavy losses, the principal one being about £78,000 by the failure of Peters, Burnard, and Co, of Launceston, but he nevertheless, left a considerable fortune behind him. He was never much interested in politics but at one time held a seat in the Legislative Council for a short period. He was never married. At the funeral, which took place two days after his death, a very large number of followers attended for the deceased gentleman was very generally esteemed.
24 Jul.1877 Cure For Hove
Mr William NESBIT of Raywood, Victoria, send the following to the ‘Leader'”It is about forty years since, I was living on my father’s a farm in the north of Ireland near Lord Stewart’s estate, county Tyrone.Though a boy at the time, I remember his land steward sending out, through his tenants orders, when any of their cattle got swollen in the clover, to put an eggshell, full of Stockholm tar into them, as quickly as.possible, and it was considered a certain cure if given in time. I never had the opportunity of trying it, until last harvest, when a young horse of value got into the wheat and when we got him, he was much swollen. He lay down as soon as we got him into the stable, it occurred to me that the tar was my only chance to save his life. Having some on the place we immediately put the tar into about a pint of castor oil and put it down his throat as quietly as possible. We had not long to wait to see the result. In about half an hour we could see the effects for the better. We then kept him shut up for about twelve hours and then gave another pint of oil when he was beyond danger. There was nothing, but the tar put in. The oil is my own idea. I have written this hoping that it a may be of use.
7 Feb. 1878 – Death
On the 6th February, Isabella Maria CARY, youngest, daughter of the Late Captain G. CARY, of H.M. 60th Rifles, and formerly of Deurg Lodge, County Tyrone, Ireland. The funeral will leave St. George’s Church at 2.30 p.m. on Saturday next.
1 Dec. 1890 – Death
On November 28, at the residence of Mrs McCaffray, Russell street, Parnell, Catherine, relict of the late Hugh COOLAHAN, late of Strabane County Tyrone, Ireland, and formerly of Thames, aged 78 years
28 Jul. 1903 – Death
On July 28th, at her residence, Pollen Street, Rebecca Ann, relict of the late John F. WILSON, aged 70 years. Native of Cookstown, County Tyrone, Ireland.
4 Aug. 1877 – Marriage
MULLIN – NASH – On the 26th July, at the residence of the bride’s father, by the Rev. Father Larkin, Charles, eldest son of Michael MULLIN, County Tyrone, Ireland, to Bridget, eldest daughter of Mr Michael NASH, Wetherstones.
11 Aug. 1874 – Marriage
On August 5, at St. Paul’s Church, Auckland, by the Rev. C. M. Nelson, Robert FLEMING, eldest son of George FLEMING co. Armagh, to Sarah Jane GILLIS , daughter of the late John GILLIS, Dromore, co. Tyrone, Ireland
24 Jun. 1876 – Marriage
On Wednesday June 21st, at her father’s residence, Ohaup, Isabella, eldest daughter of Mr James HARPER, to George GIVEN, Laurel Hill farm, Waitara Wa-uku (?), eldest son of Mr James GIVEN, late of Unchinagh (?) Co.Tyrone, Ireland
28 Dec. 1882 – Marriage
On December 20th, at the residence of J. P. Thomson, Esq., Cambridge, by the Ven. Archdeacon Willis, Arthur BACH, late of Shropshire, England, to Letitia Hilda Hamilton DICKSON, 2nd daughter of the late William DICKSON, Co. Tyrone Ireland
22 Mar. 1884 – Marriage
Oh February 28th at the residence of Mrs. MALCOLMSON, Parnell (aunt of the bridegroom), by the Rev. W. Evans, Robert, 3rd son of the late Hugh WILSON, Draftsman Ordnance Survey Office, England, to Sara, 4th daughter of Andrew WILSON, Katikati, surveyor, late of Co. Tyrone, Ireland.
2 Jul. 1887 – Marriage
On June 29th, 1887, at the bride’s residence, Somerset Farm, Kirikiriroa, by the Rev. J. Dellow, Moses McNICKLE, eldest son of Moses McNICKLE, County Tyrone, Ireland, to Sarah Allen THOMAS, eldest daughter of Frederick George THOMAS, of Somerset Farm, Waikato.
22 Apr. 1904 – Death
On April 21st, at Te Awamutu, Mary Ann, relict of the late William GRAHAM, Co. Tyrone, Ireland. Aged 86 years. Interment on Sunday, at 2.30 p.m.
26 Jun. 1919 – Death
On June 25th, at her late residence, No. 1 Bridge, Hamilton, Ann, relict of the late Wm. BOOTH, County Tyrone, Ireland, in her 88th year. Private interment. Burrow and Sons, funeral directors.
3 Jan. 1921 -Death
On January 3, 1921, at Hamilton, Charles LEITCH, late of Co. Tyrone, Ireland, and of Haku, Plo Pio; aged 74 years. Interment at Hamilton East Cemetery tomorrow at 3 p.m. Burrow and Son. Directors. 32
12 Aug. 1880 – Marriage
On the 11th August, by the Rev. James Treadwell, F. H. WOOD, eldest son of F. H. Wood, Esq., Melbourne, Victoria, to Sarah Annie Victoria, second daughter of James WEST, Esq., late of Tallyvar House, County of Tyrone, Ireland.
7 Feb. 1874 marriage
On 27th January, at Fitzroy, Victoria, James MAXWELL, third son of the late W. H. MAXWELL, captain in H.M. 72nd Regiment, late of Omagh, County Tyrone, Ireland, to Sydney JONES widow of the late Thomas JONES Esq., retired merchant, Launceston, Tasmania.
West Coast Times
24 Jan. 1882 – Death
On the 22nd instant, at Bealey street, Hokitika, Rosannah M’KENNA, native of Co. Tyrone, Ireland, aged 43.
4 Nov. 1854, Supplement Married
Married – On the 23rd of May, 1854, in Carlow Church, by the Rev. Edmund Childs, Samuel ROBINSON, Esq. of Wellington, New Zealand, to Sarah, 2nd daughter of the .late Edward Hastings HULL, of Ardtrea, Co. Tyrone.
22 Oct. 1864 – Married
On the 20th Oct. by Rev. A. Stock, at St. Peter’s Church, Wellington, Robert SOMERVILLE, to Elizabeth BLAYNEY, both formerly from the Co. Tyrone, Ireland
6 Jun. 1865 – Dungannon Agriculturalists Praised
The Bay of Islands Settlement
The Southern Cross of the 26th ult says: We are glad to be able to state that our respected, fellow colonist, Captain Daldy, has set about the task assigned to him in reference to the Bay of Islands special settlement, which had been delayed owing to the uncertain state of the North. He anticipates sending out 500 heads of families, men of some capital and practical agriculturalists, and at the date of the last despatch from home, a party of 200 was being organised in the neighborhood of Dungannon, in the county of Tyrone. As many of our readers know, no more industrious, or respectable and intelligent agricultural population, is to be found in the United Kingdom, than in the district named; and we congratulate the Bay upon this intelligence. The location of so many industrious people in the North, with capital, and who are familiar with agricultural pursuit, will be a great boon to the district, and a guarantee of ifs steady progress.
2 Jan. 1866 – Horrible Murders at Otahuhu
Four Persons Murdered- Disappearance of the Supposed Murderer. (From the Southern Cross, 23rd inst.)
The peaceful settlement of Otahuhu was yesterday afternoon thrown into intense excitement and commotion, consequent on the discovery of the buried bodies of throe murdered persons, named Mary FINNIGAN, widow, aged about 55, and two of her sons, James and Benjamin, aged respectively about 17 and 14 years, on the acre allotment in which their house stood, about 100 yards from the Wesleyan Chapel. It may be in the recollection of some of our readers that in the Auckland Police Gazette of the 1st instant, a notification was given to the effect that Mrs. FINNIGAN and her son, John FINNIGAN, were missing, but were supposed to have gone to Hokitika. The notice was to the following effect: “Missing, since the latter end of the month of October last, from their home at Otahuhu, Mary FINNIGAN, widow, about 50 years old, fair complexion, fair hair, tall, a native of Tyrone, Ireland, Also, John FINNIGAN, her son, about ten years old, fair complexion, fair hair. Any information will be thankfully received by her son, Alexander FINNIGAN, or by the police in Auckland or Otahuhu. She is supposed to have gone to Hokitika, where two of her sons reside.” The notification appears to have been inserted in the Gazette mainly upon the representations of a discharged soldier from the 65th Regiment, living in the same house, and named James STACK, who had married a daughter of the deceased Mary FINNIGAN. The wife of STACK died some months ago in Auckland, previous to his taking up his residence with his mother-in-law at Otahuhu. On the first day of the Auckland races in September last, the neighbors first noticed the disappearance from the house of the mother-in-law, and her three sons, but upon STACK being questioned as to their whereabouts, he made a very plausible story of their having suddenly taken their departure, under assumed names, from Onchunga for Hokitika the cost of passages having been defrayed, by himself. The suspicions of the neighbors were naturally aroused that all was not as represented, feeling satisfied that such a sudden determination to remove from Otahuhu would not have taken place without some intimation being given to themselves, by Mrs. FINNIGAN. Anxious inquiries were consequently made from time to time as to whether news had been received of their arrival at Hokitika and to appease all further alarm on the matter, letters were stated to have been received , after a sufficient lapse of time, to permit of their landing. Due notice of the alleged departure of the deceased for Hokitika ,was also forwarded by STACK to Alexander FINNIGAN , the eldest son, who is connected with the Commissariat Corps, and stationed at Tauranga; but so improbable did the story appear to him that he at once obtained leave of absence, and visited the house of his mother to satisfy himself !hat they had really left for the goldfield. A rigid scrutiny was made in every portion of the house, as also of the furniture and clothes, but no clue was obtained to the horrid crime which had been committed, and various pretenses were also made by the neighbors to gain admittance to the house from time to time, for the purpose of discovering proofs of the departure, but without avail. Subsequently it transpired to the knowledge of STACK, that inquiries had been made by Alex FINNIGAN of the shipping agents and others at Onehunga, as to the probability of the deceased leaving for Hokitika, but without success; and intelligence was also stated to have been received from Hokitika that no such persons had arrived there. The police officers at Otahuhu, likewise, became pertinacious and exceedingly troublesome in asking questions, the result being that STACK suddenly disappeared from the neighborhood on Monday last, and has not since been heard of. On the fact of his absence from the house becoming known, active measures were at once taken by the police and neighbors to institute a thorough search of the premises and adjacent grounds. Not a vestige of proof of murder was found in or about the house, and the ground was then tested by means of spears thrust in several feet to discover if resistance were offered. After a diligent search their labors were rewarded by the discovery of the body of James FINNIGAN, which had been interred outside the boundary furze fence of the allotment and which had been thrust back upon the spot where the corpse lay. The body was greatly decomposed. It was at once removed in a blanket to the house. This discovery,. of course, led the searchers to make renewed efforts, and after a short time the body of the mother, Mary FINNIGAN, was discovered beneath a bed of carrots, which were grown to a considerable height. It was placed in the house beside the body of James. On further search the body of Benjamin was found, at a spot a few yards from where James had been buried. The search was continued in expectation of finding tho body of John, aged 12, but without success, up to a late hour last night. Tho searchers, however, discovered a quantity of partially burnt clothing, which had been buried near the front part of the house.
Immediately on the discovery of the first body, Mr. Commissioner NAUGHTON received intimation of the event by telegraph, and at once rode out to the spot. By the time of his arrival there the two other bodies had been found, and as an incentive to diligence in the search, the Commissioner offered a reward of £5 for the recovery of the body of John. Most active measures were at once taken by the Commissioner with the view to apprehend STACK. The telegraph was set to work, and a number of mounted messengers were despatched to Howick, Panmure, Drury, &c., a reward of £20 having been offered by the Commissioner for his apprehension.
At the request of the Commissioner, the disinterred bodies were examined by Dr. ELMSLEY, who found that in each case, the skull had been completely smashed in near the temple, as if by a heavy blow from a hammer. The injury of itself is considered to be sufficient to cause instantaneous death. In addition to the blow on the head, the throat of Benjamin had been cut. Chloride of lime was then put on the bodies, the house locked up and left in charge of two policemen. We may here mention that the house is a 2 storied one, divided into 2 dwellings, having 3 rooms and the entrances at each end, the 2 dwellings being divided by a simple wooden partition. At the time of the murders the adjoining house was occupied, but the attention of the occupants was not attracted by any unusual noise. A few days before the murder STACK borrowed a hammer from his neighbors, and when requested to return it after the disappearance of the FINNIGANS, he said that he could not find it, but readily gave 1s. 6d. in payment. It was also observed by the neighbors on the day after the FINNIGANS were said to have left for Hokitika, that STACK was busily employed washing all day, and up to a late hour at night. Shortly after taking up his residence at Otahuhu, STACK made considerable repairs to tho house, and also had it re-shingled, at a cost of £16. He is well known in several parts of tho province, from having been in the 65th for so many years, and is known to have made money by sly grog-selling at tho Front during the war. He has undergone a period of imprisonment in the Stockade for stealing a pair of boots from the shop of Mr. KESSING, Queen St., having been captured by the police after a long chase. Those who know him describe him as being rather a short, thick set, active man, approaching 40 years of age, with black hair and face shaved. In a brawl at the Front he received a cut on the upper lip, which was stitched up, but the mark still remains. He is said to be of a rather unsociable nature and surly temper.Dr. PHILSON, coroner of the district, was communicated with last evening, relative to holding an inquest on the bodies, and we believe it will take place today.
31 May 1872 – Arrest
Sub-inspector MONTGOMERY was arraigned on the 1st March at the Omagh Assizes, Co. Tyrone, for the murder of the banker, GLASS and pleaded not guilty.