Coroners Inquests



Some County Tipperary Inquests - 1867/1868
Contributed by Mary Heaphy


A return of Inquests held by Tobias J. Morrissey, Coroner for the South
Riding of Tipperary from the 8th July 1867 to the 24th February 1868.


1. 1/7/1867 on Mary Reardon, Parish of Tipperary, Clanwilliam. Dr. Hewitt.
Simple examination. Verdict-Disease of the heart.. Reported by Constable
Saville.

2. 11/7/1867 on Michael Brien, at Graffin, Parish of Donohill, Clanwilliam,
Dr. T.W.Webb. Simple examination. Post mortem examination. Verdict-Gastric
Fever. Reported by Constable Thomas Burke.

3. 11/7/1867 on William Fell, Lislouran, Parish of Ballygriffin,
Clanwilliam. Dr. T.W.Webb. Simple examination. Verdict-Asphyxia consequent
on drowning.
Reported by Constable William Nothory.

4. 22/7/1867 on Thomas Hennessy, at Upper Gurthussa, Parish of Kilpatrick,
Clanwilliam. Dr.T.W.Webb. Simple examination. Verdict-Sudden apoplexy of the
brain. Reported by Constable Henry A. Wood.

5. 29/7/1867 on Mary Dwyer, Bishopswood. Parish of Kilmore, Clanwilliam. Dr.
T.W.Webb. Simple examination. Verdict-Disease of the heart. Reported by
Constable Michael Glynn.

6. 19/8/1867 on Bridget Carey, at Ballinilard, Parish of Tipperary,
Clanwilliam. Dr. Thomas Hewett. Simple examination. Verdict-Disease of the
heart. Reported by Constable T. Quaid.

7. 20/8/1867 on Timothy Treacy, at Cappawhite, Parish of Toom, Clanwilliam.
No Doctor. Simple examination. Verdict-Smothered in a bog hole during an
epileptic fit.
Reported by Constable Ross Parks.


8.21/8/1867 on Catherine Brien, at Lisvernane, Parish of Clonbeg.
Clanwilliam. Dr.B.W.Bradshaw. Simple examination. Verdict-Congestion of the
brain. Reported by Constable Patrick Keawell.

9. 27/8/1867 on  Connor Ryan, Lisobihane, Parish of Emly, Clanwilliam.
Dr.T.B.Ryan. Simple examination. Verdict-Effusion of the brain. Reported by
Constable Patrick Derivan.

10. 4/9/1867 on Mary Thompson, at Athassal Abbey, Parish of Golden.
Clanwilliam. Dr.M.S.Kennedy. Simple examination. Verdict-Death from
drowning. Reported by Constable Thomas Mackey. Golden.

11. 4/10/1867 on Thomas Guinan, at Grange, Parish of Donohill. Clanwilliam.
Dr. Thomas Hewitt. Simple examination. Verdict-Suffocation. Reported by
Constable William Saville.

12. 22/11/1867 on Timothy Dwyer, at Garnacanty, , Parish of Tipperary.
Clanwilliam. Dr. Thomas Hewett.Simple examination. Verdict-Pulmonary
apoplexy.  Reported by Constable William Saville.

13 and 14. 19/12/1867 on Ellen Meade and Michael Hayes at Tipperary, Parish
of Tipperary. Clanwilliam. Dr. T. Hewett. Simple examinations. Verdict-Both
died from natural causes by visitation of God. Reported by Constable William
Saville.

15. 11/1/1868 on John Heffernan, at Gurtnacare, Parish of Tipperary.
Clanwilliam. Dr. Thomas Hewitt. Simple examination. Verdict-Disease of the
heart. Reported by Constable Thomas Beehan.

16. 27/1/1868 on Honora Landers, at Ardane, Parish of Templeneiry,
Clanwilliam. Dr.B.W.Bradshaw. Simple examination. Verdict-Sudden cessation
of the hearts action. Reported by Constable George McCarthy,

17. 24/2/1868 on Mary Cummins, Kingswell, Parish of Tipperary, Clanwilliam.
Dr. T. Hewett. Simple examination. Verdict-Disease of the heart. Reported by
Constable T. Quaid.

I certify that the above return of inquests have been duly held by me, and
that all expenses, as aforesaid, are true and correct.
Tobias J. Morressy. 3/3/1868


1 12/7/1867 on Patrick Corbett at Clonmel. Parish of St. Marys, Barony of
Iffa and Offa east. Dr. Patrick Fttzgibbon, simple examination.
verdict-Visitation of God. Reported by Constable Mansfield.

2. 14/7/1867 on Bridget Walsh, Nine-Mile-House, Parish of Grange Mockler,
barony of Slievardagh. Dr. Patrick Keating. Simple examination.
Verdict-Apoplexy.
Reported by Constable Sheehan.

3. 19/7/1867 on Patrick Walsh, at Cahir Abbey, Parish of Cahir. Iffa and
Offa West. Dr. John Stokes. Simple examination. Verdict-Accidental death,
caused by falling from a tree. Reported by Constable Sullivan.

4. 25/7/1867 on Joanna Moore, at Roachestown, Parish of Roachestown, Iffa
and Offa West. Dr. Pierced |B. Stafford. Simple examination.
Verdict-infllammination of the brain, caused by a stone accidentally thrown
by Margaret Dannell, aged 5 years. Reported by Constable McKenna.

5. 26/7/1867 on John Hanrahan, at Carrick-on Suir, Parish of Carrick. Iffa
and Offa East. Dr. Alexis Fitzgerald, Simple examination. Verdict-Accidental
drowning while under the influence of intoxicationg drink. Reported by
Constable Bains.

6. 27/7/1867 on Catherine Finn, at Ballinamona, Parish of Kilmurray, Iffa
and Offa East. dr. Anthony O'Ryan. Simple examination. Verdict-Accidental
rupture of a blood vessel. Reported by Constable Ryan.

7. 10/8/1867 on Geoffry Donovin, at Modeshal, Parish of Modeshal, Barony of
Slievardagh. Dr. James Alcott. Simple examination. Verdict-Compression of
the brain caused by fallin of a hay rick. Reported by Constable Flanagan.

8. 2/10/1867 on James Russell, at Gurtishall, Parish of Templetenny, Iffa
and Offa West. Dr. Richard Walsh. Post Mortem. Verdict-External pressure of
the chest. Reported by Constable Flemming.

9. 7/10/1867 on Patrick Gavin, at Tincurry, Parish of Whitechurch, Iffa and
Offa West. Dr. John Stokes, Simple examination. Verdict-Injuries received
from a fall from a horse while under the influence of drink. Reported by
Constable Sullivan.

10. 11/10/1867 on Ellen Barrett, at Clonmel, Parish of St. Marys, Iffa and
Offa east. Dr. Thomas Scully jnr. Simple examination. Verdict-Accidental
drowning. Reported by Constable Irwin.

11. 20/10/1867 on James Deverix, at Gormanstown, Parish of Tubrid, Iffa and
Offa west. Dr. Pierce B. Stafford. Simple examination. Verdict-Natural
Causes.Reported by Constable ?.

12. 22/10/1867 on James Dunne, at Cashel Workhouse.
Parish of St. John's. Barony of Middlethird. Dr. James Graham. Simple
examination. Verdict-Accidental death by falling of a car. Reported by
Constable Evans.

13. 28/10/1867 on James Looby, at Clonmel Gaol, Parish of St. Mary's. Iffa
and Offa East. Dr. Patrick Fitzgibbon. Simple examination.
Verdict-Accidental death by falling of a car while under the influence of
drink. Reported by the Governer of the Gaol.

14. 28/10/1867 on Mary O'Brien, at Kilsheelan, Parish of Kilsheelan, Iffa
and Offa East, Dr. Thomas K. White. Simple examination. Verdict-Found
drowned. Reported by Constable Stuart.

15. 7/11/1867 and 8/11/1867 on John Reedy, at Cahir, Parish of Cahir, Iffa
and Offa West. Drs John Stokes and Thomas Kane. Post Mortem. Verdict-Death
from injuries received on or before the 12/10/1867. Reported by Constable
Sullivan.

16. 28/11/1867 on a new born male child, at Clonmel, parish of St. marys,
Iffa and Offa East. Dr. Patrick Fitzgibbon. Post Mortem examination.
Verdict-Wilful murder against person or persons unknown. Reported by
Constable Curran.


Coroners Reports from the 1st July 1867 to 20th Feb. 1868. South Tipperary.

17. 4/12/1867 on Richard O'orman, at Garnavella, Parish of Cahir, Iffa and
Offa West. Dr. John Stokes. Simple Examination.  Verdict-Death from
Phalegmonead inflammation. Reported by Constable Sullivan.

18. 4/12/1867 on Jonathan Tydd, Abbott at Clonmel Parish of St. Mary's. Iffa
and Offa East. Dr. Patrick Fitzgibbon. Simple examination. Verdict-Natural
Causes. Reported by Constable Irwin.

19. 6/12/1867 on Margaret Jackson, at Ballintona, Parish of Kilmurray, Iffa
and Offa East. Verdict-Natural Causes. Reported by Constable Stuart.

20. 13/12/1867 on Ellen Healy, at Clonmel Goal, Parish of St. Mary's. Iffa
and Offa east. Dr. William Hemphill. Simple examination. Verdict-Death from
inflammation. Reported by Head warder McKaffry.

21. 28/12/1867 on Margaret Tobin, at Bracnarmore, Parish of Garrengetton,
Barony of Slievardagh. Dr. Patrick Keating. Simple examination.
Verdict-Accidental death from a gun shot wound. Reported by Constable
Sheehan.

22. 30/12/1867 on John Rourke, at Clonmel, Parish of St. Mary's, Iffa and
Offa East. Dr. Thomas J. Crean. Sinple Examination. Verdict-Accidental
scalding. Reported by Constable Irwin.

23. 30/12/1867 on William Ryan, at Rathronan, Iffa and Offa east, Dr. Thomas
J. Crean, Post Mortem. Verdict-Fracture of skull, inflicted by person or
persons unknown. Reported by Constable Irwin.

24. 2/1/1868 on John Butler, at Cashel, Parish of St. John's. Barony orf
Middlethird. Dr. Mathew P. Cormack.
Simple examination. Verdict-Accidental burning while under the influence of
intoxicating drink. Reported by Constable Evans.

25. 7/1/1868 on Margaret McEvoy, at Meldrum, Parish of Brickendown, Barony
of Middlethird. Dr. James Graham, Simple examination. Verdict-Natural
Causes. Reported by Constable Evans.

26. 15/1/1868 on Dan Bourke, of Caher, Iffa and Offa West. No Inquest. Did
not consider it necessary to have body exhumed. Reported by Constable
Sullivan.

26. (No. 2). 17/1/1868 on Michael Ryan of Fethard, Barony of Middlethird.
Dr. Frank Burgess. Simple examination. Verdict-Accidental Scalding. Reported
by Constable ?.

27. 22/1/1868 on Mary Smith of Cashel, P)arish of St. John's. Middlethird.
Dr. James Graham. Simple examination. Verdict-Death from Tetanis caused by
injuries received while under the influence of intoxicating drink. Reported
by Constable Evans.

28. 23/1/1868 on John Rockett, at Curraghadobbin, Parish of Kilmurray, Iffa
and Offa East. Dr. Anthony O'Ryan. Simple examination. Verdict-Death from
exhaustion and cold while under the influence of intoxicating drink.
Reported by Constable Ryan.

29. 26/1/1868 on David McGrath, at Coolagarronroe, Templetenny, Iffa and
Offa West. Dr. Richard Walsh. Post Mortem. Verdict-Death from Burning.
Reported by Constable Flemming.

30. 29/1/1868 on John Lane at Knockonashe, Parish of Tubrid, Iffa and Offa
West. Dr. John Stokes. Simple examination. Verdict-Accidental death caused
by falling of a loft. Reported by Constable Flemming.

31. 2/2/1868 on Catherine Connell, at Burgessland, Parish of Molough, Iffa
and Offa West. Dr. Pierce B. Stafford. Simple examination. Verdict-Natural
Causes. Reported by Constable Brosnahon.

32. 11/2/1868 on William Mullany, at Cahir. Iffa and Offa west. Dr. John
Stokes, Simple examination. Verdict-Found drowned. Reported by Constable
Sullivan.

33. 19/2/1868 on William Phelan, at Carrageenshragh, Parish of
Baptistgrange. Middlethird. Dr. Francis Burgess. Simple examination.
Verdict-Disease of the heart. Reported by Constable Ronayne.

I certify the above to be correct.
James John Shee. Coroner
Clonmel 20th Feb. 1868.

From originals held at Tipperary Library.