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Inquest into the Death of Catherine O'Neill at Strabane, Co. Tyrone, Northern Ireland 1841

Extracted from the Londonderry Journal
Transcribed, Compiled and Submitted by
Len Swindley, Melbourne, Australia


Extracted from the Londonderry Journal, April 27 1841

CORONER’S INQUEST. – An inquest was held at Strabane, on Wednesday, 21st instant, by Joseph Orr, Esq., Coroner, on view of the body od Catherine O’Neill alias Conway, who was found dead in her own house on Monday last. Dr. Mitchell made a post mortem examination of the body, and gave it in evidence that he did not discover marks of injury sufficient to cause immediate death, but that it must have been hastened from violence used against her. Several witnesses were also examined, who proved to seeing Nancy Conway, her daughter (a girl of bad repute), drag, strike and throw her down in the street, on the Thursday evening previous, and that she was heard to say to the deceased, with an oath, that she would murder her when she would get her home. The jury returned a verdict in accordance with the facts stated, and the accused was fully committed on the Coroner’s warrant to take her trial for the offence charged at the next assizes.


Extracted from the Londonderry Journal, August 10 1841


ALLEGED MURDER. – Nancy Conway, otherwise O’Neil, was indicted for having feloniously beaten Catherine Conway, her mother so that she died. Not guilty of murder but guilty of assault, and sentenced to twelve months imprisonment from the date of her committal.