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Derry Assizes, County Londonderry, Northern Ireland August 1822

Extracted from the Strabane Morning Post, Tuesday, August 20, 1822
Transcribed, Compiled and Submitted by
Len Swindley, Melbourne, Australia



Our Assizes commenced here on Wednesday last, before the Hon. Justice Fletcher and the Hon. Justice Johnston. The former presided in the Crown - the latter in the Record Court

The following persons took their trial:-

Accused Sentence
Jane Walker and Isabella Pollock Charged with the murder of the infant child of Jane Walker – acquitted
John Johnston For picking pockets in the town of Coleraine - to be transported seven years
Mary Ann Stewart For stealing linen cloth - to be imprisoned six months
Elizabeth Curry For stealing muslin - to be imprisoned three months
Margaret McKee For stealing a watch - to be transported seven years
Mary Dougherty For stealing muslin - to be imprisoned six months
Mary Dougherty, alias Rose Quigley For stealing ribbons - to be imprisoned six months
John Convery Who surrendered himself for the alledged murder of Wm. Steel - acquitted of the murder, but found guilty of a riot - to be imprisoned six months
Sarah Donaghy, alias Donnelly For stealing 2 pieces of Gingham - guilty of receiving stolen goods - to be imprisoned 3 months
James Little For stealing a silver spoon - to be imprisoned 2 months
Hugh McIrlaine and Henry McIrlaine [McIlwaine??] Charged with murder - guilty of manslaughter - to be imprisoned 9 months

Six persons submitted for offences against the Revenue Laws, and were sentenced to pay a fine of two pounds to the King, or to be imprisoned one month

Several persons were discharged for want of prosecution.