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Tyrone Assizes, Omagh - March 1835

Extracted from the STRABANE MORNING POST, Tuesday, March 17 1835
Transcribed & Submitted by Len Swindley, Melbourne, Australia
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TYRONE ASSIZES HELD AT OMAGH, March 1835

On Saturday last, about half past three o’clock, CHIEF BARON JOY arrived in Omagh, and shortly after took his seat in the Crown Court, when the Grand Jury were again sworn for the discharge of the Criminal Business.

His Lordship briefly addressed the Grand Jury, congratulating them on the lightness of Calendar, and on the peaceable state of the County, particularly when compared with the state of the South of Ireland; and concluded with some few observations which were not audible to us at that part of the house where we were situated

The Court was occupied in fiating Presentments during the remainder of the day.

Monday: The Court having been opened at 9 o’clock, the following prisoners were put forward, viz:

Surnames Firstnames Details

BRADLEY

BRADLEY

BRADLEY

LAFFERTY

STEPHENSON

SCOTT

BRADLEY

Patrick

Bernard

Mary

J.

James

Robert

Hugh

Indicted for a Riot; not guilty

WOODS

WOODS

Patrick

David

For riot and assaulting JAMES HILL, and inflicting on him grievous bodily harm. After a trial of several hours the jury returned a verdict of Not Guilty
CUNNINGHAM Robert A boy of 16 years of age, for breaking the window of MR JOHN COOK of Strabane, and stealing therefrom a silver watch - Guilty and sentenced to 3 months imprisonment
O’NEILL James For shop-lifting, Guilty - to be transported for 7 years
McMULLEN Peter For having on the 13th February 1834, with others, attacked the house of HUGH SCOTT of Knockally, and taking therefrom a Gun, Bayonet, Spear, &c. – Guilty; to be transported 7 years
BOYD John For breaking the window of MR JOHN COOK, of Strabane, and taking therefrom a Silver Watch, guilty --- to be imprisoned 6 calendar months, and kept to hard labour

 

Tuesday, March 24, 1835 (Continued from our last)

Surnames Firstnames Details
DOHERTY Thomas For the rape on the person of ELEANOR CONOLLY, in a mountain near Strabane, on 2nd February last - Guilty; sentence of death recorded
DOHERTY James For an assault on a policeman - to be imprisoned six months, and kept to hard labour

MULRINE

MULRINE

MULRINE

William

Jane

Anne

For an assault. Two first imprisoned for six months - ANNE for three months
JOHNSTON Mary For picking pockets at Strabane. To be imprisoned on the 24th inst.
DOYLE Francis For horse-stealing at Omagh - Transported for life
LUCUS Jane For having a stolen heifer in her possession - Transported for life

NELSON

NELSON

Samuel

James

For sheep stealing - to be transported for life
CUNNINGHAM Robert For breaking the window of MR COOKE, of Strabane, and stealing therefrom a watch, on the night of 2nd February last; imprisoned for three months
McGARTLIN James For stealing a hat and other articles. Transported for seven years
O’NEILL James For stealing out of the shop of MISS COOKE, of Omagh, several articles, on the night of the 20th January last; Transported seven years
BOYD John For breaking the window of MR COOKE, of Strabane, and stealing therefrom a watch, on the night of the 21st October last; Imprisoned six months
McMULLEN Patrick For having, on the night of the 13th February last, with several others, attacked the house of HUGH SCOTT, of Knocknacloy, and taken therefrom a gun; to be transported seven years
MILLER Anne For having stolen goods in her possession; Imprisoned six months

WALSH

McGUINNIS

Henry

Thomas

For waylaying and beating THOMAS CLANCEY, at Benburb, on 2nd Feb. last. Each imprisoned twelve months
KEENAN Patrick For a rape on the body of BETTY MURRAY, at Mullaghmoyle, on 13th August last; Judgement of death recorded
HEFFERNAN William For a violent assault on ANDREW DUNN, at Strabane, on 27th November last; Imprisoned one year from 28th Nov. Last
FARRELL Bernard For same, to be imprisoned one year from present assizes
DONAGHEY Michael For an assault on ISABELLA HANNA, with intent to commit a rape, at Erginagh, on 15th October; Imprisoned for two months

KIRK

COLLINS

Anne

Bess

For robbing DENNIS MORRIS, of a watch, at Strabane, on 10th of March, instant; To be each transported 7 years

FARLEY

STARRIS

SMITH

CORRY

McKENNA

Hugh

Thomas

William

Neal

John

For an assault on JAMES JOHNSTON, of Killybrack, near Dromore, on the 2nd February and also for a riot. To be each imprisoned for one year, and kept to hard labour
HOUSTON James For forging a Crane-master’s Ticket; Imprisoned for three months

 

Several cases were postponed till next assizes