Coroners Inquests



Some County Tipperary Inquests - 1869/1870
Contributed by Mary Heaphy


A return of inquests held by Michael Meagher, Coroner for part of the North Riding of County Tipperary, starting 16th August 1869 and ending 26th Feb. 1870.

1. Aug. 16th, on Catherine Horan, at Knockadegeen, Parish of Kilaknave, Upper Ormond. Dr. Cashel. Verdict-Disease of the heart. Reported by Constable Doran, Curraneddy.

2. Aug. 20th on Catherine Nevill, at Borrisokane, Lower Ormond. Dr. M'Garvey. Verdict-accidently killed by falling out of a car. Reported by Head-Constable Lynch, Borrisokane.

3. August 27th. William Ryan, at Lismacrory, Parish of Ballingarry. No Doctory. Verdict-Visitation of God. Reported by Constable Wallace, Ballingarry.

4. Sept 11th. Isaac Green, Inchadremane, Kilvelane, Barony of Owney and Arra, Dr. Dwyer. Verdict-Disease of the heart. Reported by Head-Constable Mills.

5. Sept. 18th. on Rody Ryan, at Glencoloo, Kiloscully, Owney and Arra. Dr. Cahalan. Verdict-Accidently shot.Reported by Constable M'Kenna, Silvermines.

6. Nov. 28th, on William Mackentire, at Roden, Parish of Durra. Lower Ormond. Dr. McLoughlin. Verdict-Accidently shot by his own gun. Reported by Constable Sheehan, Piloe.

7. Dec. 8th. on John Hingarty, at Ballabeg, Parish of Anameadle. Upper Ormond. Dr Cashel. Verdict-Accidently killed by falling into a quarry. Reported by Head-Constable Rothwell, Toomevara.

8. Dec. 23rd. on Patrick Kennedy, at Curragh Slate Quarries, Castletown, Dr.McKeogh. Verdict-Accidently killed by the wheel of an engine. Reported by Constable Beatty, Corbally.

9. Dec.24th, on James Guilfoyle, at Borrisokane, Lower ormond. No Doctor. Verdict-Visitation of God. Reported by Head-Constable Lynch, Borrisokane.

10. Dec. 30th on John Ryan, of Lattara, Upper Ormond. Dr. Cashel. Verdict-Visitation of God. Reported by Constable O'Connell, of Lattera.

11. Jan 27th, on Mary Boyle, Ballinlogh, Anameadle, Upper Ormond. Dr. Cashel. Verdict-Accidently killed by a run away horse and car.Reported by Constable Fennell, Gurtagarry.

12.Jan 27th on Bernard Gilligan, (Private in the 80th regiment), at Nenagh, Lower ormond. Dr. Churchill. No fee. Verdict-Shot himself while labouring under temporary insanity.  Reported by Constable Hicks, Nenagh.

13. Jan. 28th on Thomas Small, at Silvermines, Killnore, Upper Ormond, Dr. Cashel. Verdict-Apoplexy. Reported by Sub-Inspector Rosbotham, Nenagh.

14. Feb 7th on James Bergin, Nenagh, Lower ormond. Dr. Cahalan, Verdict-Accidently killed by a car falling on him while under the influence of drink. Reported by Constable Moor, Nenagh.

15. Feb 17th. on James Nowlan, at Frolick Carney, Cloprior, Lower Ormond. Dr. Cashel. Verdict-Apoplexy. Reported by Constable Clark, Carny.

16. Feb 22nd and 23rd. James Baskerville, at Monroe, Parish of Yoghelanan, Barony of Owney and Arra, Dr. McKeogh. Verdict-Killed by a stroke on the head with some heavy sharp instrument , inflicted by John Ryan in his own defence.  Reported by Constable Moloney, Monroe.

16 inquests £24.0.0
Milage 317 miles @ 6d a mile £7.18.6
The above is a correct return of the uinquests held by me since the date of my last furnished account. July 14th 1869.
Signed. Michael Maher Coroner. Feb 26th 1870



A return of inquests held by Thomas O'Meara, Coroner for part of the North riding and part of the South Riding of the County Tipperary, starting 19th July 1869 and ending 23rd. February 1870. 
1. July 19th on Patrick Dwyer, Foilaclug, Toem, Barony of S. Kilnemanagh. Dr. Webb. Verdict-Heart Disease. reported by Constable Bourke.

2. August 11th, on Richard Brereton, at Ballypatrick, Inch, Barony of Eliogarty, Doctors Quinlan and O'Connell. Verdict-Homicide. Reported by Sub. Inspector MCArdle.

3.Aug. 16th. on Michael Egan, at Cremlin, Ratheravogue, Barony of Ikerrin. Dr. O'Connell. Verdict-Epilepsy. Reported by Constable Cotter.
Also Sept 18th. on John Spencer, at Roscrea. Parish of Roscrea. Barony of Ikerrin. Dr. Powell. Verdict-Not expedient to hold an inquest. Reported by Head Constable Reily.

4. Oct. 7th. on Bridget Colaher, at Thurles. Barony of Eliogarty. Doctor Russell. Verdict- Accidental burning. reported by Sub-Inspector Mularkey.

5.Cotober 28th, on a child unknown, at Roscrea, Barony of Ikerrin. Dr. Powell, Verdict-Birth Concealed. Reported by Sub-Inspector Holland.

6. Nov. 6th on Matthew Redmond, at Thurles. Drs Murphy and Barry. Verdict-Kick from a horse. Reported by Sub-Inspector Mularkey.

7. Nov.10th on Thomas Connors, at Knockmaroe, Kilcommon. Dr. Quinlan. Verdict-Homicide. Reported by Sub. Inspector Mularkey.

8. Nov. 14th. on Thomas O'Dwyer, at Knockerea, Thurles. Dr. Russell. Verdict-Apoplexy. Reported by Sub-Inspector Mularkey.

9.Nov. 23rd. on Elizabeth Butler, at Rathcannon, Holycross. Dr. Barry. Verdict-Accidental by railway. Reported by Constable Connell.

10. Nov. 28th. on James Fogarty, at Knockalonga, Ballingarry. Dr. Calcutt. Verdict-Accidental by his horse and cart. Reported by Sub-Inspector McCarthy.

11. Dec.16th. on William Murrey, at Rossestown, Rahealty. Dr. Walsh. Verdict-Congestion of the lungs. Reported by Sub-Inspector Mularkey.

12. Dec. 17th on Sarah Clery, at Thurles. Dr. Russell. Verdict-Disease of the heart. Reported by Sub-Inspector Mularkey.

13. Dec. 20th on George Vokes, at Thurles. Dr. Russell. Verdict-Bursting of a blood vessel. Reported by Sub-Inspector Mularkey.

14. Dec. 30th on Catherine Wall, at Cormackstown, Holycross. Dr. Barry. Verdict-Accidental by a horse and cart. Reported by Sub-Inspector Mularkey.

15. Dec 15th. on Thomas Ryan, at Curraghkeale, Glanlaca, Barony of N. Kilnemanagh. Dr. Quinlan. Verdict-Exposure to Cold. Reported by Head Constable Thompson.

16. Jan. 3rd. on Patrick Cormack. at Templemore, Parish of Templemore.. Dr. Forsaythe. Verdict-Accidental by horse and car. Reported by Head Constable Flynn.

17. Jan. 4th. on Thomas Stephens, Borrisoleigh. Dr. Quinlan. Verdict-Suicide by hanging.Reported by Head Constable Thompson.

18. Jan' 9th on Sarah Bourke, at Dovea, Inch. Dr. Barry. Verdict-Heart Disease. Reported by Constable Murphy.

19. Jan. 12th. on Thedy Ryan, at Drombane, Parish of Moyaliffe. Dr. Barry. Verdict-Accidental fall from a horse.
Reported by Sub-Inspector Mularkey.

20. Jan 23rd. on Margaret Mahoney, Kilcommon. Dr. Quinlan. Verdict-Apoplexy. Reported by Constable Courtney.

21. Jan. 21st. on Thomas Dwyer, at Upperchurch. Parish of Upperchurch. Dr. Quinlan. Verdict-Disease of the heart. Reported by Constable Kavanagh.

22.Feb 12th. on John Casey, at Glangool, Parish of Kilcooley. Dr. Bourke. Verdict-Natural causes and old age. Reported by Sub-Inspector McCarthy.

23 Feb. 23rd. on Tobias Bourke, at Thurles, Parish of Thurles. Drs Russell and Quinlan. Verdict-Effusion into pericardium. Reported by Sub-Inspector Mularkey.

Feb. 24th 1870
218 miles@6d per mile £5.9.0.
23 Inquests @30 shillings £34.10.0.
The above is a correct return
Signed Thos. O'Meara.

 

From originals held at Tipperary Library.