Coroners Inquests



Some County Tipperary Inquests - 1865/1866
Contributed by Mary Heaphy


A return of inquests held by Michael Meagher, coroner for part of the North
Riding of the County Tipperary commencing 21st August 1865 and ending 12th
Feb, 1866.


1. 21/8/1865 on Martin Gleeson, at Silvermines, Parish of Kilmore, Upper
Ormond. Dr.McKeogh. Reported by Constable Gleeson. Verdict-Disease of the
heart.

2. 31/8/1865 on Mary Meara, at Ballinaglogh, Parish of Ballinaclogh,  Upper
Ormond. Dr. Cahalan. Verdict-Died from natural causes.

3. 2/9/1865 on Mary Collins, at Nenagh, Parish of Nenagh , Lower Ormond. Dr.
Cahalan. Verdict-Disease of the heart. Reported by Constable Woods.

4. 14/9/1865 on Patrick Quigley, at Kilneskera, (Near Cloughjordan), Parish
of Ballygibbon, Upper Ormond. Dr. Cashel. Reported by Constable Sullivan.
Verdict-Accidentally drowned.

5. 26/9/1865 on Denis Wolfe, at Nenagh, Parish of Nenagh, Lower Ormond. Dr.
Cahalan. Reported by Constable McShaffery. Verdict-Apoplexy accelerated by
liquor.

6. 20/10/1865 on Ellen McGrath, at Newport, Parish of Newport. Owney and
Arra. Dr.J.B.Kittson. Reported by Constable Histon. Verdict-Died by
visitation of God.

7. 1/11/1865 on Morgan Cahalan, at Carrigahorig (Near Portumna), Parish of
Lorha, Lower Ormond. No Doctor.Reported by Constable Flinn. Verdict-Died by
visitation of God.

8. 11/11/1865 and 13/11/1865 on Martin Canny, at Nenagh Workhouse, Nenagh
Parish, Upper Ormond. Dr. McKeogh, Reported by Constable Flinn.
Verdict-Accidentally killed by a truck passing over his leg at the slate
quarries a few days before his death.

9. 2/12/1865 on Nicholas Carroll, at Nenagh, Parish of Nenagh, Lower Ormond.
Reported by Constable Woods. Verdict-Cut his throat, temporary insanity.

10. 12/12/1865 on Catherine Allison, at Farnee (Near Newport), Parish of
Killoscully, Owney and Arra. No Doctor. Reported by Constable Bowyer.
Verdict-Accidentally scalded.

11. 13/12/1865 on Richard Grogan,  at Firmount Near Portumna, Parish of
Terryglass, Lower Ormond. Dr. Coughlan. Reported by Constable Flinn.
Verdict-Disease of the heart.

12. 28/12/1865 on John Hogan of Carrigatoher, Parish of Burgesbeg, Owney and
Arra. Dr. McKeogh. Reported by Constable Madden. Verdict-Death by the
visitation of God.

13. 1/1/1866 on Thomas Cormack, at Workhouse, Borrisokane. Lower Ormond. Dr.
McGarvey. Reported by Constable Aubrey. Verdict-Death from disease of the
heart.

14. 15/1/1866on Patrick Connors, at Nenagh, Parish of Nenagh, Lower Ormond.
Dr. Cahalan. Reported by Constable Long. Verdict-Disease of the heart.

15. 22/1/1866 on a female child, name unknown, at Nenagh, Parish of Nenagh.
Dr. Cahalan. Reported by Constable Long. Verdict-Murder by person or persons
unknown.

16. 7/2/1866 on James Manion, at Ballycapel, Near Cloughjordan, Parish of
Motherenny, Lower Ormond. Dr. Cashel. Reported by Constable Quinn.
Verdict-Accidentally drowned.

17. 12/2/1866 on Harry Haskett, at Borrisokane, Lower Ormond. Dr. McGarvey.
Reported by Constable Aubrey. Verdict-Disease of the heart.

25/11/1865 I attended at Glasdrigan, Parish of Templederry, the deceased
Cornelius Ryan, was gone to be interred. I did not deem it necessary tohold
an inquest of exhume the body. Reported by Constable quinn.

5/1/1866 I attended at the Pike, Ballingarry, Lower Ormond. but did not deem
it requisite to hold an inquest. Reported by Constable Byrne.  (No Name
given).

The above is a correct return of inquests held by me since last return.
Michael Meagher, Coroner.
Feb. 22nd 1866


A return of inquisitions held by Tobias J. Morrissey, Coroner for the South
Riding of the County of Tipperary commencing 28th day of Feb. and ending
28th June 1866.


1. 28/2/1866 on Patrick Fahy, at Cappawhite, Parish of Toem, Clanwilliam,
Dr. Jeremiah Dowling. Reported by Constable H.A.Wood. S.I. Dundrum.
Verdict-Accidental.

2. 2/3/1866 on Ellen Murphy, at Ballyglass Upper, Parish of Clonpett,
Clanwilliam. Dr. Thomas Hewitt. Reported by Constable Thomas Sullivan,
Brookville. Verdict-Disease of the heart.

3. 8/3/1866. on William Bourke, at New Forest, Parish of Clonbeg,
Clanwilliam, Dr. Benjamin W. Bradshaw. Reported by Constable Keawell,
Lisvernane. Verdict-Accidental.

4. 25/3/1866 on Patrick Carroll, Tipperary Workhouse, Parish of Cordangan,
Clanwilliam, Dr. Jeremiah Dowling, No fee.  Reported by Michael Reardon,
Master of Workhouse and Wm. Saville, Esq. S.I. Verdict-Visitation of God.

5. 13/4/1866 on Margaret Callaghan, at Bansha, Parish of Bansha. Barony of
Clanwilliam. Dr. Benjamin W. Bradshaw. Reported by Constable William Reilly,
Bansha. Verdict-Natural Causes.

6. 17/4/1866 on Patrick Hennessy, at Ardane, Parish of Templeneiry,
Clanwilliam. Dr. Benjamin W. Bradshaw. Reported by Constable John Purcell,
Ballydavid. Verdict-Natural causes.

7. 4/5/1866 on Anne Maher, at Emly, Parish of Emly, Barony of Clanwilliam,
Dr. Thomas W. Ryan. Reported by Constable Martin Mullaney. Emly.
Verdict-Disease of the heart.

8. 15/5/1866 on Mary Croagh, Tipperary Workhouse, Parish of Cordangan,
Barony of Clanwilliam. Reported by Michael Reardon, Master of the Workhouse,
and William Saville, Esq, S.I. Verdict-Disease of the heart.

9. 25/5/1866 on Maria Callaghan, at Cappawhite, Parish of Toem, Barony of
Clanwilliam, Dr. William J. Power. Reported by Constable Ross Parks.
Cappawhite. Verdict-Natural causes.

10. 29/5/1866 on Ellen Sweeney, at Tipperary Workhouse, Parish of Cordangan,
Barony of Clanwilliam. Dr. William J. Power. Reported by Michael Reardon,
Master of the Workhouse. and William Saville, Esq. S.I. Verdict-Accidental.

11. 2/6/1866 on Mary Power, at Grantstown, Parish of Kilfeacle, Barony of
Clanwilliam. Dr. Matthew S. Kennedy. Reported by Constable Eugene Brennan,
Donaskeigh. Verdict-Fit of epilepsy.

12. 28/6/1866 on William James Alcorn, at Cashel, Parish of St. Johns,
Barony of Middlethird. Dr. James Graham. Reported by Constable N. Evans.
Esq. S.I. Cashel. Verdict-Accidental.

I  Tobias J. Morrissy, coroner of the South Riding of the County Tipperary,
do hereby certify that the above return of inquests have been duly held by
me, and that all expenses, as aforesaid, are true and correct.
Signed Tobias J. Morrissy, MD. Coroner.
Dated this 6th July 1866.


A return of Inquests held by James John Shee, Coroner for the County of
Tipperary, from 27th Feb. to 14th July 1866.


1. 27/2/1866 on James Mulcahy, at Loughkent, Parish of Knockgraffin,
Middlethird. Dr. Moloney. Reported by Constable Nolan. Verdict-Disease of
the heart brought on by intemperance.

2. 3/3/1866 on John Fleming, at Carrick-on-Suir, Parish of Carrick. Iffa and
Offa east, Dr. O'Ryan. Reported by Constable McLoughlin. Verdict-Exhaustion
brought on by intoxicating drink.

3. 23/3/1866 on Johanna Fogarty, at Clonmel, Parish of St. Mary's, Iffa and
Offa. Dr. Fitzgibbon. Reported by Constable Kelly. Verdict-Suffocated while
under the influence of intoxicating drink.

4. 27/3/1866. on John Lamb, at Clonmel, Parish of St. Mary's, Iffa and Offa
East. Dr. Fitzgibbon. Reported by Constable Maunsil. Verdict-Affection of
the heart.

5. 2/4/1866 on Lorenzo Henry Jephson, at Carrick-on-Suir, Parish of Carrick.
Iffa and Offa East. Drs. O'Ryan and Fitzgerald. Post Mortem examination.
£4.4s. Reported by Constable McLoughlin. Verdict-Wilful murder against John
Buckley.

6. 5/4/1866 on a man unknown, at Garryroe, Parish of Ballybacon, Iffa and
Offa West. Dr. Stafford. Reported by Constable Stuart. Verdict-Died from
natural causes.

7. 6/4/1866. on Patrick Kilmartin, at Carrick-on-Suir, Iffa and Offa East.
Dr. O'Ryan. Reported by Constable McLoughlin. Post Mortem examination. £2
2s. Verdict-Manslaughter against Pierce Power.

8. 27/4/1866 on Denis Foley, at Templetenny, Iffa and Offa west. Dr. Walsh.
Reported by Constable Ransom. Verdict-Death from natural causes.

9. 28/4/1866 on Thomas Ryan, at Ardbane, Parish of Garrongibbon,
Slievardagh, Dr. O'Ryan, Reported by Constable McLoughlin. Verdict-Death
from natural causes.

10. 8/5/1866 on Daniel and Pat Hally, at Carrigeen, Knockgraffin,
Middlethird. Dr. Moloney. Reported by Constable Evans. Verdict-Accidental
suffocation.

11. 11/5/1866 on Michael Hanrahan, at Grange Mockler, Barony of Slievardagh,
Dr. Keating, Post Mortem examination. £2 2s. Reported by Constable Evans.
Verdict-Dislocation of his neck caused by falling of a car.

12. 24/5/1866 on on John Williams, at Monroe, Tubrid. Iffa and Offa West.
Dr. Stokes. Reported by Constable Ransom. Verdict-Death from natural causes.

13. 18/5/1866 on Johanna Cahalan, at Lisava, Parish of Cahir, Barony of Iffa
and Offa west, Dr. Stokes. Reported by Constable Sullivan. Verdict-Disease
of the heart.

14. 18/5/1866 on Patrick Long, at Nddins Nagle, Parish of Neddins, Iffa and
Offa West, Dr. Stafford. Reported by Constable Stuart. Verdict-Inflamination
of the brain.

15. 21/5/1866 on Margaret Keating, at Lawlestown, Parish of Rathronan, Iffa
and Offa East. Dr. Fitzgibbon. Reported by Constable Mansfield.
Verdict-Disease of the heart.

16. 24/5/1866 on Patrick Brien, at Shanrahan, Parish of Shanrahan, Iffa and
Offa West. Dr. Walsh. Reported by Constable Ransom. Verdict-Found dead from
disease of the heart.

17. 12/6/1866 on Bridget Corbett, at Clonmel, Parish of St. Mary's. Iffa and
Offa East. Dr. Scully Jnr. Reported by Constable Parr. Verdict-Loss of blood
causes by a varicose vein giving way.

18. 14/6/1866 on Maurice Kelly, at Cashel, Parish of St. Johns, Middlethird.
Dr. Graham. Reported by Constable Connolly, Verdict-Apoplexy.

19. 29/6/1866 on James Hally, at Ardfinnan, Barony of Iffa and Offa West.
Dr. Stafford. Reported by Constable Stuart. Verdict-Accidental drowning.

20. 4/7/1866 on James Healy, at Tincurry, Parish of Whitechurch, Iffa and
Offa West. Dr. Stokes. Reported by Constable Fosberry. Verdict-Found dead by
natural causes.

21. 5/7/1866 on Bridget Ryan, at Clonmel, Parish of St. Mary's, Iffa and
Offa East. Dr. Fitzgibbon. Reported by Constable Parr. Verdict-Accidental
drowning.

22. 6/7/1866 on Joseph Farady, at Clonmel, Parish of St. Mary's, Iffa and
Offa East. Dr. Fitzgibbon. Reported by Constable Parr. Verdict-Death from
natural causes.

I certify the above to be correct.
James John Shee, Coroner.
Clonmel 6/7/1866


From originals held at Tipperary Library.