Coroners Inquests



Some County Tipperary Inquests - 1854/1855
Contributed by Mary Heaphy


A return of Inquests held by Thomas O'Meara, Coroner for the North Riding of the County Tipperary, starting the 11th August 1854 and ending 19th Feb. 1855.

1854
1. Aug 11th. on Michael Ryan, at Kilcommon, Kilnemanagh, No Doctor. Verdict-Suffocation while in a fit of epilepsy. Reported by Constable P. Clancy.

2. Aug. 12th. on James Meagher, at Roscrea, Ikerrin, J.A. Powell, Simple examination. Verdict-Fall of a house. Reported by P. Morgan Esq. S.I.

3. Aug 28th on Margaret Ryan, at Goolds-Cross, Clonoulty, Kilnemanagh. Wm. Clarke. Simple Examination. Accidental death by a lurry rolling over her. Reported by Head-Constable Shanahan.

4. Sept. 4th. on Patrick Horan, at Clonoulty, Kilnemanagh, Wm. Clarke. Simple examination. Verdict-Rupture of a blood vessel. Reported by Head-Constable J. Bergin.

5. Sept 10th. on Martin Guilfoyle, at Templemore, Eliogarty, R.M.Forsayth. Simple examination. Verdict-Accidental death from blow of a knife. Reported by Head-Constable George Patterson.

6. Sept. 13th on Thomas Dwyer, at Toom, Kilnemanagh. J. Dwyer. Simple examination. Verdict-Wilful murder by Thomas Dwyer. Reported by William Saville Esq. S.I.

7. October 12th on Catherine Doyle, at Roskeen, Moyaliff, Kilnemanagh. J.P. Quinlan. Simple examination. Verdict-Accidental death by burning. Reported by Head Constable John Kiely.

8. Oct. 20th. on Mathew Canavan, at the Commons, Ballingarry, Slievardagh. C. Bagot, Simple examination. Verdict-Accidental drowning. Reported by Constable Francis Wiggins.

9. Oct. 21st. on John Meagher, at Whitefield, Loughmore. Eliogarty. B. Mullally, Simple examination. Verdict-Accidental drowning. Reported by Constable John Loughnane.

10. Nov. 6th on Ally Morriss, at Knockavardagh, Killenaule, Slievardagh. M. Stokes. Simple examination. Verdict-Died from disease of the heart. Reported by Constable Wm. Killeen.

11. Dec. 14th on James Power, at Thurles, Eliogarty, Geo. Bradshaw, Simple examination. Verdict-Accidental burning. Reported by U.N.Burke Esq. S.I.

1855
12. Jan 3rd, 1855. on Elizebeth Waldron, of Roscrea, Ikerrin. J.A.Powell, simple examination. Verdict-Accidental Burning. Reported by P. Morgan Esq. S.I.

13. Jan. 8th on Michael Donnelly, at Pierstown, Rahelty, Eliogarty. George Bradshaw, Simple examination. Verdict-Died from disease of the heart, accelerated by spirits. Reported by U.N.Burke. Esq. S.I.

14. Jan 13th. on Johhn Maguire, at Killahagan, Drom, Eliogarty, J.P.Quinlan, Simple examination. Verdict-Accidental death from the upsetting of a car. Reported by Constable William Mill.

15. Jan. 23rd. on Eliza Shaw, at Ballytarsna, Ballysheehan, Kilnemanagh. George Bradshaw, Simple examination. Verdict-Died from the rupture of the heart. Reported by George McCullagh.

16. Jan 24th. on Edward Phelan, at Roscrea, Ikerrin, J.A.Powell, Simple examination. Verdict-Died from natural causes. Reported by P. Morgan. S.I.

17. Jan. 30th on Mary Corcoran, at Roscrea, Ikerrin. J.A.Powell, Simple examination. Verdict-Died from disease of the heart. Reported by P. Morgan. S.I.

18. Feb. 1st on Thomas Carroll, Derricknew, Upperchurch, Kilnemanagh. J.P.Quinlan. Simple examination. Verdict-Died from exposure to cold. Reported by Constable John Kiely.

19. Feb 7th. on Thomas Burke, at Tinvoher, Loughmore. Eliogarty. J.P.Quinlan. Simple examination. Verdict-Died from disease of the heart accelerated by ardent spirits. Reported by Constable John Loughnane.

19 inquests £28.10.0.
Milage        £5.16.6.
I certify that the above return is correct.
Thomas O'Meara. Coroner.


A return of inquisitions held by T.T. Abbott, Coroner for the North Riding of Tipperary starting 11th July 1854 and ending 26th Feb. 1855. All of the following were reported by the constabulary, no names given.

1. July 22nd 1854. on John Ryan, at Scrag, Kilmastulla. George Frith, surgeon, simple examination. Verdict-Died from disease of the heart, injury on his head produced by the fall when dying.

2. July 31st. on Judith Ryan, at Aglish, Parish of Aglish. M.McGarvey, simple examination. Verdict-Found drowned-supposed to have been accidental.

3. Aug. 2nd. on John Dooley, at Dramnahane, Uskane. M.McGarvey, simple examination. Verdict-Found dead in a field, caused by the rupture of a blood vessel.

4. Aug. 12th. on Denis Moloney, at Nenagh, Parish of Nenagh, O'Neill Quinn, post mortem examination. Verdict-Wilful murder against several persons.

5. Aug. 29th on Denis Connors, at Nenagh, Parish of Nenagh. George Frith, simple examination. Verdict-Died from injuries inflicted on himself with a razor.

6. Sept. 20th on Thomas Guilfoyle, of Nenagh, Parish of Nenagh, George Frith, simple examination. Verdict-Died from injuries received by a fall from a car.

7. Sept. 27th. on James Quinn. at Nenagh Gaol, Parish of Nenagh, O'Neill Quinn. Simple examination. Verdict-Died from a fit of apoplexy.

8. Nov. 2nd. on Stephen Treacy, at Nenagh, Parish of Nenagh. George Frith. Simple examination. Verdict-Died suddenly on the street at Nenagh from disease of the heart.

9. Nov. 8th, on Anne Foley, at Galcross, Borrisokane. M.McGarvey, simple examination. Verdict-Died from injuries rec. by her clothes taking fire.

10. Nov. 15th on Honoria Kennedy, at Drowm, Castletown. John Nihill, simple examination. Verdict-Died from accidentally falling into scalding water.

11. Dec.2nd. on Samuel Hodgens, at Cloughjordan, Modreeny, Arthur Walsh, simple examination. Verdict-Found dead in the garden from disease of the heart.

12. Dec. 27th, on Edmond Hogan at Garrykennedy, Castletown. George Frith, simple examination. Verdict-Accidentally drowned in the river Shannon.

13. Dec. 28th. on Patrick Hoctor, at Clonmona, Parish of Durrow. T.H.Baker, Post Mortem examination. Verdict-Wilful murder against Smith and others unknown.

14. Jan. 5th. 1855 on Martin Manix, at Portland, Lorrha. John Levey, simple examination. Verdict-Found dead in the cabin of a boat on the river Shannon from suffocation.

15.Jan 6th. on Thomas Kenny, at Shallee, Killoscully. Patrick Arthur, simple examination. Verdict-Killed by leaving down a shaft in the mine works.

16. Jan. 11th. on John Hanly, at Cragg, Kilcomenty, Langer Carey, M.B. simple examination. Verdict-Died from the effects of a dose of preperation of foxglove.

17. Jan 15th. on Jeremiah Quigley, at Ballyranglan, Castletown, George Frith, simple examination. Verdict-died from injuries received when his clothes caught fire.

18. Jan 20th on Thomas Sweeney, at Kylebeg, Ballynaclough, George Frith, Simple examination. Verdict-found drowned in the river at Ballyvandron.

19. Jan. 22nd. on a female infant, at Garrykennedy, Castletown. Geroge Frith. Post Mortem. Verdict-Died after birth without any marks of violence.

20. Feb. 7th on Patrick Carroll, at Nenagh, Parish of Nenagh, Edward Kitson, simple examination. Verdict-Found dead in his bed, supposed from gout in his stomach.

21. Feb 17th on James Hobbs, at Rathmore, Borrisokane, M. McGarvey, Simple examination. Verdict-Found in a yard in a senseless state, died same evening.

22. Feb. 20th on Honoria McGlinn at Nenagh Gaol, Parish of Nenagh, George Frith, simple examination. Verdict-Died in the prison infirmary from chest dropsy.

23. Feb. 24th. on Cameron Enos Quilter, at Bellisle, Terryglass. M. McGarvey, simple examination. Verdict-Accidentally drowned by skating on the river Shannon. .

24. Feb. 24th on John Lyons, at Nenagh, Parish of Nenagh, George Frith, simple examination. Verdict-Found dead on a lime kiln.

25. Feb. 25th. on a male, name unknown, at Knockane, Templedowney. F. Cahalan, surgeon, simple examination. Verdict-Died from exhaustion and destitution.

T.T.Abbott.
Coroner.
Board of Superintendance-We consider this account correct.
Caleb Going, Chairman 3rd. March 1855.

 

From originals held at Tipperary Library.