Coroners Inquests



Some County Tipperary Inquests - 1861/1862
Contributed by Mary Heaphy


A return of inquests held by Thomas O'Meara, Coroner for part of the North
and part of the South Riding of County Tipperary. under the 9th and the 10th
Victoria, chap. 37, commencing July 11th 1861 and ending Feb. 26th 1862.


1. July 11th 1861 on Ellen Harrington, of Shanakill, Killevinogue, Barony of
Eliogarty, Simple examination by Dr. Mullalley. Reported by Sub-Inspector
Healy. Verdict-Disease of the hearth.

2. July 31st on Michael Purcell, of Thurles, Parish of Thurles, Eliogarty,
Simple examination by Dr. Ryan. Reported by Sub-Inspector Bradshaw.
Verdict-Accidental poisoning. 

3. August 1st. on Catherine English, of Roscrea, Barony of Ikerrin, simple
examination by Dr. Powel. Reported by Constable Ruthledge. Verdict-Natural
Causes.

4. August 3rd. on John Martin, of Dangansalla, Parish of Bourna, simple
examination by Dr. Powell,. Verdict-Fall from a horse. Reported by Constable
McKee.

5. Aug. 14th on a female child, at Mullanes, Parish of Thurles, Eliogarty.
Post Mortem by Dr. Bradshaw. Verdict-Concealment of birth. reported by Sub
Inspector Bradshaw.

6. Aug. 20th on Michael Maher, of Kilcooley, Parish of Kilcooley, Barony of
Slievardagh, Post Mortem by Dr. Green. Verdict-Accidentally shot. Reported
by Constable Price.

7. Aug 24th on Michael Slattery of Templemore, Barony of Eliogarty, simple
examination by Dr. Forsayeth. Reported by Head Constable Quinn.
Verdict-Disease of the brain.

8. Sept. 4th on Catherine O'Brien, of Roscrea, Barony of Ikerrin. Reported
by Sub. Inspector Healy. Simple examination by Dr. Woods. Verdict-Epilepsy.

9, Sept, 29th on Cornelius Callanan of Knocknahorna, Parish of Glankeen,
Barony of North Kilnamanagh, Simple examination by DR. Pinchin. Reported by
Inspector Mullarky. Verdict-Accidental Burning.

10. Oct. 7th on Joseph Carew, of Thurles, Barony of Eliogarty. Simple
examination by Dr. Bradshaw. Reported by Head-Constable McCloskey.
Verdict-Disease of the heart.

11. Oct. 9th on Edmond Dwyer, Regalown, Parish of Toem, Barony of North
Kilenamanagh, Simple examination by Dr. Power. reported by Constable Ahern.
Verdict-Inflamation of the bowels.

12. Oct. 9th on Patrick Brophy, Parish of Kilcooley, no inquest. Inquest
being held before I arrived. !. Reported by Constable Price.

13. Oct. 15th on James Casker, of Templemore, Parish of Templemore,
Eliogarty. Post Mortem examination by Dr. Forsaythe. Reported by Constable
Flynn. Verdict-Homicide.

14. Nov. 16th on Honora Dollard, of Harley Park, Ballingarry, Barony of
Slievardagh. Simple examination by Dr. Rowles. Reported by Constable Tully.
Verdict-Paralysis of the heart.

15. Oct 12th on a female child at Roscres. Verdict-Concealment of birth.
Reported by Constable Ruthledge.

16. Nov. 17th on Patrick Power of Crohane, Barony of Slievardagh,
Examination by Dr. Powell. Reported by Constable Gearan. Verdict-apoplexy

17. Dec. 6th on Patrick Delaney, of Barnaleshan, Parish of Templetuohy.
Barony of Ikerrin. No Doctor. reported by Sub-Inspector Nowlan.
Verdict-Rupture of a blood vessel.

18. Dec. 13th on Archibald Robinson, of Roscrea Workhouse, Parish of
Roscrea. Barony of Ikerrin. Simple examination by Dr. Woods.
Verdict-Manslaughter. Reported by Constable Healy.

1862.
19. Jan. 3rd 1862 on Joseph Rainsberry, of Templemore, Barony of Eliogarty,
Simple examination by Dr. Forsaythe. Reported by Head-Constable Flynn.
Verdict-Accidental Drowning.

20. Jan. 25th on John Jones, of Roscrea, Barony of Ikerrin. Post Mortem
examination by Dr. Power. Verdict-Manslaughter. Reported by Inspector Healy.

21. Feb. 8th on John Butler of Roscrea, Barony of Ikerrin. Simple
examination by Dr. Woods. Reported by Inspector Healy. Verdict-Falling off a
load of hay.

22. Feb. 11th on a female child at Thurles, Post mortem by Dr. Bradshaw,
reported by Inspector Bradshaw, Verdict-Concealment of birth.

23. Feb. 16th on thomas Splint of Roscrea, Ikerrin. Simple examination by
Dr. Power. verdict-Disease of the heart. reported by Inspector healy.

24. Feb. 18th on Patrick Ryan, of Carrigloughmore, Parish of Loughmore.
Eliogarty, Simple examination by Dr. Mullaly. Verdict-Disease of the heart.
Reported by Constable Loughnane.

25.Feb. 22nd on John Hackett, of Ballynastick, Parish of Boulick, Barony of
Slievardagh, Simple examination by Dr. Calcut. Reported by Constable
Whelehan. Verdict-Accidental falling of a stone in a coal pit.

26. On James Ryan of Killenaule, Barony of Slievardagh. No. Inquest.
Considered not necessary.

The above is a correct return of inquests held by me since last return.
Thomas O'Meara, Coroner.
Bouladuff House, Thurles, March 3rd. 1862


A returnof inquisitions held by John Ryan M.D. Coroner for the South Riding
of the County Tipperary, commencing July 3rd 1861 and ending Feb. 21st.
1862.

1. 3/7/1861 on Johanna Ryan, of Suir Castle, Religmurry, Clanwilliam. Post
Mortem. Drs. B.W. Bradshaw and Mathew S.Kennedy. Reported by George McCarthy
Esq. S.I. Bansha. Verdict- Died from extensive fracture of the back of the
head , by being thrown accidentally from a donkey car.

2. 8/7/1861 on Edmond Whelan, of Tipperary Workhouse, Parish of Cordangan,
Barony of Clanwilliam. Post Mortem by Dr. Tobias J. Morressy, and Jeremiah
Dowling. Reported by William Saville. Verdict-Died accidentally by falling
from the shop front of Mr. Carrigan, Tipperary.

3. 20/9/1861 on Thomas Ryan, of Silver Hill, Donohill, Kilnemanagh, Simple
examination by Dr. Thomas Hewitt. Reported by William Saville.
Verdict-Apoplexy.

4. 25/9/1861 on William Stapleton, of Church-Street, Tipperary, Clanwilliam.
Simple examination by Dr. Hewitt. Reported by William Saville.
Verdict-Drowned in  a stream of water in Church-Street.

5. 23/10/1861 on Catherine Clohessy, of Newtown, Parish of Clonbeg,
Clanwilliam. Simple examination by Dr. B.W.Bradshaw. Verdict-Died from
disease of the heart. Reported by George McCarthy.

6. 27/10/1861 on William Trehy, of Crossoyle, Donohill, Kilnemanagh. Simple
examination by Dr. William J. Power. Reported by Constable M. Hughes.
Cappawhite. Verdict-Died from falling into a dyke of water.

7. 14/11/1861 on Edmond Quirke, Cahernahalla, Parish of Toem, Kilnemanagh.
Simple examination by Dr. William J. Power. Reported by Constable M. Hughes,
Cappawhite. Verdict-Died from concussion of the brain.

**8 . 29/12/1861 on Patrick Holohan, of Carrigeen, Parish of Clonoulty,
Barony of Kilnemanagh, Reported by Constable McDonagh. Carrigeen.
Verdict-Died from suffocation while in a fit of apoplexy.

9. 13/1/1862 on Michael Hanly, of Spital, Parish of Cordangan, Clanwilliam.
Simple examination by Dr. Tobias J. Morreesy. Reported by William Saville.
Verdict-Died from apoplexy and disease of the heart.

10. 22/1/1862 on Timothy Hanly, of Kilross, Parish of Clonbeg, Clanwilliam.
Simple examination by Dr. Thomas B. Ryan. Reported by William Saville.
Verdict-Died from visitation of God.

11. 29/1/1862 on Michael Hayes, of Tipperary town, Parish of Tipperary.
Clanwilliam. Simple examination by Dr. Tobias Morressy. Reported by William
Saville,. Verdict-Accidentally drowned.

12. 31/1/1862 on a male infant, name unknown, of Masterstown, Parish of
Knockgraffin, Barony of Clanwilliam. Post mortem exaination by Dr. Mathew S.
Kennedy. Reported by Constable S. Sullivan. Verdict-Died from violence and
neglect.

**Went to Glenough in the barony of Kilnemanagh, where deceased lived and
from thence to Clonoulty to have the body disinterred, being a distance of
20 miles and 7 furlongs.

John Ryan
Coroner.


James John Shee. Coroner

1. 9/7/1861  on John Byrne, of Abbey, Inishlounaghty, Iffa and Offa East.
Simple examination by Dr. Fitzgibbon. Reported by Constable Adams.
Verdict-Diseaseof the heart.

2. 20/7/1861 on John Cuddihy, of Kilmore, Parish of Lisronagh, Iffa and Offa
East. Post Mortem examination by Dr. Fitzgibbon. Reported by Constable
Kittson. Verdict-Died from disease of the heart and not from any hurt or
injury received.

3. 27/7/1861 on Laurence Morrissey, of Clonmel. Parish of St. Mary's. Iffa
and Offa East. Post Mortem examination by Dr. Scully. Reported by Constable
Kittson. Death from disease of the heart.

4. 29/7/1861 on John Kilfoyle, In goal, Clonmel. Parish of St. Mary's. Iffa
and Offa east. Simple examination by Dr. Shiell. Reported by the Governer of
Goal. Verdict-Death from natural causes.

5. 30/7/1861 on Denis Ryan of Carrick-on-Suir. Parish of Carrick. Iffa and
Offa east. Simple examination by Dr. Edmundson. Reported by Constable Parr.
Verdict-Death from natural causes.

6. 3/8/1861 on Lional Meskill, of Marlfield, Parish of Inishlounaghty, Iffa
and Offa east. Simple examination by Dr. Fitzgibbon. Reported by Constable
Adams. Verdict-Death from bronchitis and want.

7. 3/8/1861 on Philip Deady, of Carrick-on-Suir, Parish of Carrick.Iffa and
Offa east. Simple examination by Dr. O'Ryan. Reported by Constable Parr.
Verdict-Accidental death caused by an engine on the Waterford and Limerick
Rail Line at Kilsheelan.

8. 3/8/1861 on John  Kickham of Mullinahone, Parish of Kilvemnon, Barony of
Slievardagh. Simple examination by Dr. Going. Reported by Constable
Flanagan. Verdict-Accidental death caused by the explosion of a gun.

9. 8/8/1861 on Edmond Bourke, of Carrigeen, Parish of Caher, Iffa and Offa
West. Simple examination by Dr. Stokes. Reported by Constable Sullivan.
Verdict-Death from natural causes.

10. 10/8/1861 on James Slattery, of Clonagoose, Parish of Kilvemnon, Barony
of Slievardagh. Simple examination by Dr. Going. Reported by Constable
Flanagan. Verdict-Death by the visitation of God.

11. 19/8/1861 on Thomas Quinn, Rathkenny, Parish of Peppardstown, Barony of
Middlethird. Dr. Burgess. Reported by Constable Delaney. Verdict-death from
accidental poisoning.

12. 22/8/1861 on Mary McGrath, of Carrigeen, Parish of Cahir, Iffa and Offa
West. Simple examination by Dr. Stokes. Reported by Constable Sullivan.
Verdict-Death from a rupture of a blood vessel of the lungs.

13. 2/9/1861 on Ally Looby, of Tullamaine, Parish of Kilbragh, Barony of
Middlethird. Simple examination by Dr. Moloney. Reported by Constable
Brennan. Verdict-Accidental burning.

14. 7/9/1861 on Ellen Heffernan, of Dranganbeg, Parish of Kilaldriff ,
Barony of Clanwilliam, Post Mortem by Dr. Stokes. Reported by Constable
Sullivan. Verdict-Death from disease of the veins of the heart.

15. 18/10/1861 on John Britt, of Mullinahone, Parish of Kilvemnon, Barony of
Slievardagh. Simple examination by Dr. Going. Reported by Constable
Flanagan. Verdict-Death from epilepsy.

16. 19/10/1861 on William Munroe, of Clonmel.Parish of St. Mary's. Iffa and
Offa East. Post Mortem by Dr. Palmer. Reported by Captain William Morriss.
Verdict-death from rupturing of a blood vessel of the brain..

17. 23/10/1861 on John Whelan, of Glenacunna, Parish of Templetenny, Iffa
and Offa west. Simple examination by Dr. Walshe. Reported by Constable
Browne. Verdict-Death from natural causes.

18. 12/11/1861 on Rev. Richard De.Courcy, of Clonmel. Parish of St. Mary's.
Iffa and Offa East. Simple examination by Dr. Scully. Reported by Constable
Golden. Verdict-Death by visitation of God.

19. 16/11/1861 on Julia Kennedy, of Drangan, Parish of Drangan, Barony of
Slievardagh, Simple examination by Dr. Going. Reported by Constable Going.
Verdict-Death from natural causes.

20. 20/11/1861 on Helen Atkins, of Clonmel, Parish of St. Mary's, Iffa and
Offa East. Post Mortem by Drs. Sargent and Stokes. Reported by Constable
Connor. Verdict-Death from disease of the heart and Dropsy.

21. 21/11/1861 on James Ahearne, Ballyhassetbeg, Parish of Tullahorton, Iffa
and Offa West. Simple examination by Dr. Stafford. Reported by Constable
McCarthy. Verdict-death from natural causes.

22. 27/11/1861 on Johanna Daniel, of Fethard, Parish of Fethard, Barony of
Middlethird. Simple examination by Dr. Burgess. Reported by Constable
Dawson.
Verdict-Accidental burning.

23. 28/11/1861 on Patrick Walshe, of Ballymacadam, Parish of Cahir, Iffa and
Offa West. Simple examination by Dr. Stokes. Reported by Constable Sullivan.
Verdict-Accidental death caused by falling out of a car while under the
influence of intoxication drink.

24. 3/12/1861 on Mary Healy of Clonmel, Parish of St. Mary's, Iffa and Offa
east. Simple examination by Dr. Hewston. Reported by Constable Kittson.
Verdict-Accidental burning.

25. 7/12/1861 on James Kerwan, of Aughnagomane. Parish of Ballysheehan,
Barony of Middlethird. Simple examination by Dr. Graham. Reported by
Constable Thompson. Verdict-Found drowned.

26. 9/12/1861 on Mary Conn of Clonmel, Parish of St. Mary's. Iffa and Offa
East. Simple examination by Dr. Scully. Reported by Constable Kittson.
Verdict-Death from disease of the lungs.

27. 23/12/1861 on Anne Robinson, of Clonmel, Parish of St. Mary's, Iffa and
Offa East. Simple examination by Dr. Hewston. Reported by Constable Kittson.
Verdict-Accidental Burning.

28. 7/1/1862 on Patrick Stapleton, of Graigue, Parish of Tullahorton, Iffa
and Offa West. Simple examination by Dr. Stafford. Reported by Constable
McCarthy. Verdict-Accidental Burning.

29. 10/1/1862 on John Slattery, of Clonmel, Parish of St. Marys, Iffa and
Offa east. Simple examination by Dr. Prosser. Reported by Constable Kittson.
Verdict-Found drowned in the river Suir at Clonmel, in the County of
Tipperary on the 9th Jan. inst. and we further find that the deceased was
discharged from the County of Tipperary Gaol at Clonmel on the evening of
the 7th inst. where he had been confined from the 21st of September last as
a dangerous lunatic. We consider that it would be advisable
that lunatics should be examined by the Doctor immediately previous to their
discharge.

30. 31/1/1862 on Judith Kenna, of Park, Tullamainen, Iffa and Offa West.
Simple examination by Dr. Stafford. Reported by Constable Duggan.
Verdict-Death from apoplexy

31. 4/2/1862 on Richard Meaher, of Ardfinan, Parish of Ardfinan, Iffa and
Offa West. Simple examination by Dr. Stafford. Reported by Constable
Williams. Verdict-Accidental suffocation.

32. 5/2/1862 on Thomas Handrahan of Caher, Parish of Caher, Iffa and Offa
West, Simple examination by Dr. Stokes. Reported by Constable Sullivan.
Verdict-Death from compression of the brain.

James John Shee. Coroner. 27/2/1862


From 1st July 1861 to 1st March 1862. T.T. Abbott Coroner

1. July 8th 1861 on William Smith,of Curragh, Lower
Ormond, simple examination by Dr. Garvey. Reported byPolice. Verdict-Died
suddenly in his own yard on the on the 7th July 1861 from an attack of
appoplexy. Milage 10s.

2. July 29th 1861 on Alice Blake, of Kilfithmore. (probably Kilfithmone)
Eliogarty, Post Mortem examination by Dr. J.P. Quinlan. Reported by
Constabulary.Verdict-Accidentally killed on the road 28th July 1861 by the
upset of a car. Milage 9s.

3. August 5th 1861 on a male infant, at Nenagh, Post Mortem by Dr. G. Frith.
Verdict-Found dead on the lands of Nenagh North. Reported by Constabulary.

4. Aug. 5th on J. Cormack of Nenagh, Barony of Lower Ormond. Simple
examination by Dr. G. Frith. Reported by the Governer of the Gaol.
Verdict-Died suddenly by a fit of appoplexy.

5. Aug. 7th on a female infant, of Nenagh, Lower Ormond. Post Mortem by Dr.
G. Frith.Reported by Constabulary.Verdict-Found drowned in the river at
Rathnaleen.

6. August. 10th on J.Ryan of Newport, Owney and Arra, Simple examination by
Dr. Wm. Harris, Reported by Constabulary. Verdict-Died suddenly on the road
at Newport of natural causes.

7. Aug. 15th on Maria McElliott, of Lattera, Upper Ormond, Reported by
Constabulary.Verdict-Died from injuries having accidentally fallen into hot
water.Milage 4s 6d.

8. Aug. 20th on James Lawler, of Shragh, Barony of Upper Ormond, simple
examination by Dr. M. McGarvey. Reported by Constabulary.Verdict-Died
suddenly from a fit of appoplexy. Milage 7s.

9.Sept. 13th 1861on Mary Cuddy of Nenagh, Lower Ormond, simple examination
by Dr. G. Frith. Reported by the Governer of the Gaol. Verdict-Died in Gaol
Infirmary from disease of the lungs.

10. Sept. 14th on Patt Gleeson of Shallee, Barony of Owney and Arra, simple
examination by Dr. McKeogh. Reported by Constabulary. Verdict-Killed by a
bank of earth while working underground.

11. Sept. 14th on Mary Gleeson, of Nenagh, Lower Ormond. Examination by Dr.
Frith. Reported by Governer of the Gaol. Verdict- Died from an attack of
erysipelas, attended with fever.

12. Nov. 11th on Abbey Walsh of Borrisokane, Lower Ormond. Examination by
Dr. McGarvey. Reported by Master of the house. Verdict-Found dead in bed in
the workhouse. Heart Disease. Mileage 5s.

13. November 16th on Michael Connors of Newport, Owney and Arra, simple
examination by Dr. W. Harris, Reported by Constabulary. Verdict-Died
suddenly from natural causes. Milage 8s.

14. Dec. 6th on male infant of Kilcoleman, Owney and Arra, simple
examination by Dr. Frith. Reported by Constabulary.Verdict-Found dead in a
stream of water. no cause proved.

15. Jan. 7th 1862 on W. Fogarty, of Lisbrien, Upper Ormond. Post Mortem
examination by Dr. McKeogh, Reported by Constabulary. Verdict-Died from a
rupture accelerated by a fall given by J. Mara. Milage 2s 6d.

16. Jan. 11th on D. Loughnane, of Scarrough, Lower Ormond. Post mortem
examination by Dr. Coughlan. Reported by Constabulary.Verdict-Found drowned
in a boat filled with water on the Shannon.

17. Jan 18th on Fanny Murphy of Nenagh, Lower Ormond. examined by Dr.N.
Quin. Reported by the Master of the House. Verdict-Found dead at the rear of
the workhouse.

18. Jan 18th on F. Ryan, of Nenagh, Lower Ormond. Examination by Dr. N.
Quin. Reported by Constabulary.
Verdict-Died suddenly in a fit of epilipsy.

19. Jan 29th on P. Kennedy, at Ballylina, Lower Ormond
Post mortem examinationby Dr. M.McGarvey.Reported by Constabulary.
Verdict-Found dead on the roadside, no evidence of cause. milage 7s.6d.

20. Feb 8th 1862 on T. McDonnell of Curraquin, Upper ormond, Simple
examination by Dr. N. Quin. Reported by Constabulary.
Verdict-Died suddenly from from a fit of appoplexy. Milage 4s.

21. Feb. 13th on Bridget Gleeson of Nenagh, Lower Ormond. simple examination
by Dr. F. Cahalan. Reported by Constabulary. Died suddenly at Nenagh from
brain disease.

22. Feb. 18th on F. Grace, Portroe, Owney and Arra, simple examination by
Dr. G. Frith. Reported by Constabulary.Verdict-Found dead in bed from attack
of appoplexy.

22 inquests @ 30s, £33.
162.5 miles @ 6d per mile, £4.1s.3d.
I certify this account to be true in every particular.
T.T.Abbott, Coroner.
1st March 1862.


From originals held at Tipperary Library.