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Strabane Quarter Sessions, County Tyrone, Northern Ireland April 1841

Extracted from the Londonderry Sentinel, May 1, 1841
Transcribed, compiled and submitted by Len Swindley, Melbourne, Australia


These Sessions commenced on Monday, the 19th ult., before RICHARD NUNN, Esq., Assistant Barrister for county Tyrone, when the civil bill business was proceeded with; and on Thursday, the 22nd, the crown business was entered into. The following persons were then put on their trial: -

Name, etc. Details
MARY McCORMICK, for stealing a piece of cloth from MR. SCOTT, Strabane Guilty – To be imprisoned three weeks in Bridewell
CHARLES and MATILDA GORMLEY, for stealing potatoes at Donemana Guilty – Charles to be imprisoned four calendar months to hard labour, and Matilda three weeks in Bridewell
HUGH KEOGAN, for picking the pocket of John Hunter, in Strabane market, a purse, containing 10 shillings Guilty – To be transported for fifteen years.
JOHN and WM. MAXWELL, for resisting SERGEANT PRICE, of the police, at Donemana, in the execution of a search warrant Guilty – Each to be imprisoned two calendar months, and to give security to keep the peace in £15 each
EDWARD MURRAY and WM. CAULFIELD, for stealing beans out of the garden of MR. SAM. BRODIE Guilty – Murray to be imprisoned one week and Caulfield six weeks
JOSEPH LOVE, for stealing turf at Donemana Submitted, fined 6 pence and to fined security of peace £10 and two in £5 each
JOHN McCARBARY, THOMAS BUCHANAN and ALEXANDER BUCHANAN, JOHN KELLY and WM. BUCHANAN, for riot at Donemana Submitted; Thomas Buchanan to pay a fine of £1 to the Churchwardens of Donagheady parish and 10 shillings to prosecutor, Hugh Donaghy of police, Alexander Buchanan to pay a fine of ten shillings to churchwardens of said parish; all to find security of peace, themselves on £20 each, with two securities of £10 each
ELEANOR KELLY, for stealing flax Guilty- to be imprisoned one week
CATHERINE CURTIS, for stealing a gown from MRS. ARBUCKLE, Spring Hill, Strabane Guilty – to be imprisoned for three calendar months, first and last week solitary confinement.
ANNE CRAIG, an accomplice with CURTIS Submitted – To be imprisoned one fortnight
LAURENCE McCALLION for an assault on JOHN GORMLEY Submitted – To pay a fine of 6 pence and find security for peace, himself in £20 and two in £10 each