Return of all Offences committed in the above County since Summer Assizes 1869 to Spring Assizes 1870
Assizes = One of the periodic court sessions held for the trial of civil or criminal cases.
Source: FHL#1279285

Offense Name of injured Date of Offence Place where Commited Names of Suspects Results
Homicide; shot Michael KERIGAN 22 Feb 1870 Johnstown Robert AUSTIN Motive: dispute about land let to deceased as grazing
Firing at the person Martin KELLY 27 Nov 1869 Ardmorney none No motive assigned, save that he is herd over a disputed farm.
Firing at the person Edward MORTON 20 Feb 1870 Lismorney none For faithful and strict discharge of duty as steward to Mr. Armstrong, J.P.
Firing at the person Joseph LYNCH 26 Feb 1870 Kathgowan Patrick DONLON Jealousy between two millowners as to trade
Assault on Bailiff Thomas FLYNN 6 Dec 1869 Roggagh none To deter from serving notices
Assault on Police Patrick BRESLIN 9 Jan 1870 Fearmore James and Thomas MURRAY Round to keep the peace six months
Assault on Police Patrick BRESLIN 16 Jan 1870 Castlepollard Pat and John FAGAN Postponed at petty sessions
Serious Assault Edward HAFFORD 24 Jan 1870 Grange none For seducing a young girl
Serious Assault Thomas BENNETT 9 Jan 1870 Clonerove none Having made remarks relative to a party who took his brother's gun
Serious Assault James MORAN 10 July 1869 Clonkeen Pat & John MAHON, James, Pat, John QUEST, & William MAHON Commited by an armed party, discharged at petty sessions for want of identification
Serious Assault Patrick DILLON 7 Nov 1869 Carrickanaha Bartle DOYLE & J. MALONE Discharged for want of evidence
Serious Assault Edward SEERY 12 Dec 1869 Mount Templin Pat DOYLE and J. M'KNIGHT Assault by an armed party
Serious Assault Patrick FEALY 19 Aug 1869 Cooleen Peter LUSK Fined 10s. and costs in petty sessions
Serious Assault Edward SEERY 5 Sept 1869 Legan H. MINOCK and J. SCALBY Discharged, not identified.
Serious Assault Peter GILLORAN 19 Sept 1869 Rath. Upper none Having cautioned some parties for coursing hares on master's land
Serious Assault Peter CAUGHLIN & Martin BRENNAN 24 Dec 1869 Moate,T. J. & W. CALLAGHAN & James DALY For trial at assizes, from quarter sessions, dispute in Lodging home.
Serious Assault Marcella BOYHAN & Patrick BOYHAN 29 Aug 1869 Ballinderry M.& O. KEENA & Thomas CAREY Acquitted ar quarter sessions
Serious Assault William DALY 30 Jan 1870 Hanstown P. CAMPBELL Discharged at petty sessions
Burning Stack of Oats Thomas MALONE 9 Sept 1869 Ardyduffy none Obtained compensation
Burning a House Patrick DONOHOE 19 Nov 1869 Kilbrennan none Family dispute about land
Burning Cock of Hay Thomas M'GUINNESS 24 July 1869 Moate, T. none Being cut with mowing machine
Burning a House Pat M'MANUS 16 Feb 1870 Clonmore none Two cows burned to death, and two injured
Burning a House Warren B. LEE 16 Feb 1870 Cullwnbeg none Discovered before much injury was done.
Burning house & 3 Cattle Mrs. Mary COLE, Rev. James SAYERS, & John TYRRELL 19 Feb 1870 Mullingar, T. William CAREY For trial this assizes. The accused was dispossessed on 21st Feb 1870 for non-payment of rent
Burglary & Housebreaking William ORMSBY 8 Feb  1870 Mullingar, T. Peter M'LOUGHLIN For trial this assizes
Robbery of Money Robert SHERWOOD 30 Aug 1870 Mullingar, T. Patrick MADDEN Ten years' penal servitude, quarter sessions
Robbery of Oats, &c. Jane CLIFTON 4 Feb 1870 Castlepollard Catherine REYNOLDS For trial this assizes
Stealing two sheep J.H. ARMSTRONG 17 Aug 1870 Ballycahan none No motive assigned
One Sheep Killed James O'BEIRNE 17 Jan 1870 Corealy none To deter from taking land
Stabbing a Horse Edward HANNON 30 Oct 1869 Cummerstown none No motive can be assigned
Sacrilege Parishioners 9 Jan 1870 Tobberclair none Took a few articals of trivial value
Sacrilege Parishioners 17 Jan 1870 Tobberclair none China and glass flower stands
Demand, or Robbery of Arms Patrick SIMON 28 Sept 1869 Ballinaskeagh none Four men armed, took gun by force
Robbery of a Carbine Private MERCELL, 14th Hussars 24 Oct 1869 Kinnegad none Soldiers were billeted in the village
Robbery of a gun Patrick BENNETT 1 Jan 1870 Cloncrae none Four men armed, took gun by force
Demanding a Gun John SEERY 8 Nov 1869 Fearmore, South none A dislike to Secry's son
Robbery of a Gun Thomas RYAN 27 July 1869 Newtown none Committed by an armed party
Robbery of a Gun Edward COLE 21 Nov 1869 Ardnacrina none Committed by an armed party, who fired shots inside and outside house
Appearing armed The QUEEN 20 Feb 1870 Rathmore Patrick DALTON Edward DONOHOE John WIER Patrick CORMACK Patrick DALTON Met by police or patrol marching in military order. For trial at this assizes.
Carrying Arms The QUEEN 5 Dec 1869 Simonstown Christy NEWMAN For trial at this assizes
Carrying Arms The QUEEN 13 Feb 1870 Clonegeragh Patrick HALPIN Bailed for trial at assizes
Appearing Armed James MURRAY 24 July 1869 Ardballymore Joseph M'GAWLEY, "Peter CONDRON To deter him to give up land, discharged for want of evidence
Appearing Armed Thomas DUNBAR 5 Nov 1869 Rahanine none  
Appearing Armed James HUGHES 5 Dec 1869 Castlelost James WEIR, Pat GREBAN, C. CORE, D. M'KEON, C. MOONEY, & James GARLAND Agrarian outrage to deter him to give up land, discharged for want of evidence, not identified
Appearing Armed John OGLE 22 Nov 1869 Shurock none No motive assigned in this case, supposed agrarian, he was cautioned
Appearing Armed Richard BROWNE, Timothy SEERY, & William SEERY 9 Dec 1869 Ardborow none Agrarian, To deter to give up land from which a man was evicted five years ago
Appearing Armed James KELLY 17 Dec 1869 Mullinmeehan none Agrarian. To deter to give up land
Appearing Armed John DORAN 16 Jan 1870 Aughafin none Agrarian; to deter him to give up farm
Appearing Armed John OGLE 13 Feb 1870 Shuroch William DALY, William, James  & John MAGAN, Bernard RABBIT & E. SHANLY Agrarian. Motive:to deter him to give up two acres of land. Discharged, not identified.
Appearing Armed Pat CONNOLLY, H. DUFFY, Rose DUFFY, & Mary CONNOR 7 Dec 1869 Cappentack & Ballinabinch none To deter from paying increased rent
Appearing Armed Peter M'NAMARA, Widow MORAN, Denis NEWMAN 1 Nov 1869 Ballygarvy none To deter from paying increased rent
Appearing Armed Lawrence HAFFORD 20 Feb 1870 Grange none Having assisted as bailiff in ejecting some tenants for non-payment of rent 3 yrs. ago
Administering Oaths unlawfully James M'CRUE 11 Dec 1869 Ballyclongduff none A man, armed, swore Mrs. McCUE to leave her husband's house, as she and McCUE's first wife's children quarrel
Administering Oaths unlawfully Peter M'NAMARA 29 Dec 1869 Ballygarvy none Swore him as to whether he had paid the increased rent. Motive:to deter the landlord
Threatening Letter Court R. CLASDON 21 Sept 1869 Rathconrath none For prosecuting parties for drunkenness
Threatening Letter Rev. M BRADDLE 9 Oct 1869 Lehy none Having discharged two servants
Threatening Letter John NAUGHTEN 29 Oct 1869 Kilbixy none For having broken a cross in a graveyard
Threatening Letter John O'BEIRNE 15 Nov 1869 Coreally William Gavin To deter from dispossessing from land, etc.
Threatening Letter E. GOODALL 2 Jan 1870 Redmondstown William Gavin To deter from paying rack-rent, threatened by a man armed
Intimidation, personal E. GOODALL 5 Jan 1870 Redmondstown William Gavin To deter from paying rack-rent, threatened by a man armed
Threatening Letter James AUSTIN 5 Jan 1870 Purcelstown William Gavin To deter him to give up eight acres of land
Threatening Letter Mary SEERY 20 Jan 1870 Lockardstown William Gavin Agrarian; to deter to give up land
Threatening Letter Michael HOPE 3 Sept  1869 Gartlandstown William Gavin Agrarian; to deter to give up land
Threatening Letter William B. SMYTHE, J.P. 24 Sept  1869 Barbavilla Eliza M'MANUS For trial this assizes; dispossessed with compensation;agrarian outrages
Threatening Letter Anthony SUTTON 24 Sept  1869 Collinstown Eliza M'MANUS For trial this assizes; dispossessed with compensation;agrarian outrages
Threatening Letter Thomas VELDON 24 Sept  1869 Gilliardstown Eliza M'MANUS For trial this assizes; dispossessed with compensation;agrarian outrages
Threatening Notices The PUBLIC 2 Nov 1869 Stonestown, Gilliardstown, Collinstown none Agrarian; to deter from taking grass land
Threatening Letter Christopher BALL 6 Nov 1869 Archerstown none Motive; to deter to dismiss a miller
Threatening Letter The PUBLIC 19 Dec 1869 Fearmore none Agrarian; to deter taking land
Threatening Letter William EVANS 21 Dec 1869 Gilliardstown none Agrarian; to deter taking land
Threatening Letter Thomas ROBINSON 17 Jan 1870 Ballinaston none Agrarian; to give up land
Threatening Letter Anthony SUTTON 13 Feb 1870 Collinstown none Agrarian; relative to conacre
Intimidation;Armed Party Thomas NASH 30 Jan 1870 Collinstown none Agrarian; to give up land
Threatening Notice Posted The PUBLIC 29 Aug 1869 Clonmellon Mrs. EVANS To deter from mowing oats
Threatening Notice Posted The PUBLIC 31 Oct 1869 Delvin District none Agrarian; to deter landlords
Threatening Letters R.S. Fetherston & H. James Johnston 20 Nov 1869 Ballinaca John NOWLAN To deter him to discharge his steward, being strict over workmen
Threatening Notices, three The PUBLIC 5 Dec 1869 Delvin District none Agrarian; to deter taking land
Threatening Letter Bartle HOPE 1 Feb 1870 Lisclougha Family named BYRNE To deter from building a forge
Intimidation; Armed Party Richard BALL 13 Feb 1870 Clonmellon Family named BYRNE Agrarian; to deter from taking land
Intimidation; Firing a Shot John KEEFE 30 Jan 1870 Corbettstown Christopher FLYNN Agrarian; to deter from taking land
Threatening Letter Rev. Thomas WETHERALL & John BURKE 12 Feb 1870 Kinnegad John REYNOLDS, Michael FELLS, Thomas COFFEY To deter from shooting over certain lands
Threatening Letter John REILLY 13 July 1869 Corr Darby LAFFY & Patrick JOHNSTON Having as bailiff-served notices
Threatening Letter Peter RUSH 13 July 1869 Corr Darby LAFFY & Patrick JOHNSTON To deter from taking land
Threatening Letter David FERRIER 9 Aug 1869 Athlone none To deter from selling agricultural equipment
Threatening Letter J.W. MAUNSELL 2 Aug 1869 Killinure none To deter him to discharge his herd
Threatening Letter J.W. MAUNSELL 25 Sept 1869 Killinure none Threatening him with death
Threatening Notice Patrick E. MURPHY, J.P. 2 Oct 1869 Ballaghkeeran none Caution to tenants not to pay rent, until an abatement would be made.
Four Threatening Notices Landlords generally 10 Oct 1869 Glasson District none Caution to tenants not to pay rent; threatened landlords who refused just concessions to their tenants
Threatening Notices Landlords generally 17 Oct 1869 Drumraney none Caution to tenants not to pay rent; threatened landlords who refused just concessions to their tenants
Threatening Notices Landlords generally 22 Oct 1869 Glasson none Caution to tenants not to pay rent; threatened landlords who refused just concessions to their tenants
Threatening Letters Wm. H. GRAY, J.P. 23 Oct 1869 Walderstown none To deter him to lower his rents, and retore tenants he put out
Intimidation; Armed Party Patrick MURRAY 31 Oct 1869 Lisdachon none Agrarian; to deter to give up land
Threatening Notices Marcus GOODBODY 31 Oct 1869 Muckenagh none Caution to his tenants not to pay rents
Threatening Notices Thomas PARKER 31 Oct 1869 Rath James GROURKE To deter him to give up land
Threatening Notices John HODGSON 2 Nov 1869 Twyford none Intimidation as his steward
Threatening Notices David FERRIER 8 Nov 1869 Athlone, T. none To deter from selling agricultural tools
Intimidation; Firing a Shot John FARRELL 8 Nov 1869 Ardnagragh none Motive; having told their landlord who received a threatening letter that they had no complaint as to rent
Intimidation; Firing a Shot Honora NAUGHTON 8 Nov 1869 Ardnagragh none Motive; having told their landlord who received a threatening letter that they had no complaint as to rent
Intimidation; Firing a Shot John MORAN 8 Nov 1869 Ardnagragh none Motive; having told their landlord who received a threatening letter that they had no complaint as to rent
Intimidation by a Man J.W. MAUNSELL 12 Nov 1869 Killinure none There was a man seen in yard at night
Threatening letter & Firing a Shot Michael FALLON 9 Nov 1869 Mount Temple none To deter from paying rent
Threatening Notice P.E. MURPHY, J.P. 14 Nov 1869 Drumraney none To deter his tenant paying him rent
Threatening Letter Miss CHAIGNEAU 28 Nov 1869 Farrannamoreen Peter MULVIHILL To deter to discharge her gardener
Threatening Letter, & Firing a Shot Patrick CONLON 22 Nov 1869 Creeva none To deter him from paying rent
Threatening Letter Hon. C. HANDCOCK 15 Dec 1869 Creaghduff none To deter doing his duty as an agent
Personal Threat, Arned Party Michael FALLON 17 Dec 1869 Mount Temple none To deter him paying rent
Threatening Letter Mrs. CHAIGNEAU 29 Dec 1869 Farrannamoreen none To deter to discharge her gardener
Prdered to leave country by a Man Armed, and face black William DOOLEY 30 Dec 1869 Killinure none Having seduced a young woman
Threatening Letter Pat MURRAY 20 Dec 1869 Lisdachon none To deter to give up a farm of land
Threatening Letter Ross MAHON 6 Jan 1870 Bunown none To deter to give up land
Intimidation; Armed Party Mary A. SHANBY 2 Feb 1870 Brackagh none To deter to discharge a servant boy
Threatening Letter William PAYNE 26 July 1869 Tyrrellspass none Agrarian; relative to a farm
Threatening Notice William DOBBYN, William BAGNELL, Henry LEE 8 Aug 1869 Ballymaone Labourers in Locality To deter from using or letting for hire mowing machines; labourers of the locality suspect
Threatening Notice William DOBBYN, William BAGNELL, Henry LEE 15 Aug 1869 Cornaher Labourers in Locality To deter from using or letting for hire mowing machines
Threatening Notice Charles FLANAGAN 25 Aug 1869 Miltown Labourers in Locality To deter from mowing corn
Threatening Notice Patrick SCALBY 30 Oct 1869 Rahugh none To deter doing his duty as a gamekeeper
Threatening Notice Mary CONNOLLY 3 Nov 1869 Kilbeg none To deter from rebuilding a forge
Threatening Letters Owen COLGAN 21 Nov 1869 Ballybast none Agrarian; to deter taking land
Threatening Letters Patrick DONOHOE 10 Dec 1869 Cloonagh none To deter from taking house and land
Threatening Letters Owen COLGAN 6 Jan 1870 Ballyhast none To deter from letting a farm
Threatening Letters Henry THOMPSON 10 Jan 1870 Cloonagh none To deter from doing his duty as a steward
Threatening Letters Mark RUSSELL 2 Aug 1869 Nahidmore none To deter him to give up meadow land
Threatening Notice J. Thomas LAWDER 14 Aug 1869 Cartrons James HORAN For having discharged a herd
Threatening Notice Thomas LAWDER 19 Aug 1869 Cartrons Pat. & Jas. HORAN To deter him to discharge his herd
Threatening Letter Timothy DALY 2 Sept 1869 Moate, T. Jno. & Jas. MALDOON Motive; for reduction of rent on property over which he is bailiff; people cautioned not to pay rent
Threatening Notice Timothy DALY 26 Sept 1869 Boggagh Stephen DUFFY Motive; for reduction of rent on property over which he is bailiff; people cautioned not to pay rent
Threatening Letter Timothy DALY 1 Oct 1869 Moate, T. none Motive; for reduction of rent on property over which he is bailiff; people cautioned not to pay rent
Threatening Letter Sir John ENNIS 11 Oct 1869 Ballinahown none Motive; to extort money
Threatening Notice Thomas HAMILTON 16 Oct 1869 Bishopstown Edward M'LOUGHLIN Caution not to pay increased rent
Threatening Notice John BOND 21 Oct 1869 Ballinlug Jno. HINDS, Jno. FITZSIMON Caution not to pay increased rent
Threatening Notice Landlords Generally 23 Oct 1869 Moate, T. none Tenants not to pay rents until justice is done
Threatening Notice Thomas MORAN 15 Nov 1869 Lisavara none To deter to give up a farm
Threatening Letter John OGLE 21 Nov 1869 Shurock John BRENNAN For having discharged a servant
Threatening Letter Mark RUSSELL 26 Nov 1869 Nahidmore none To deter him to give up land
Threatening Letter Patrick CURLY 5 Dec 1869 Shurock none To deter, as herd, to leave
Threatening Notice Bernard CASEY 7 Dec 1869 Ballinahinch none Warned not to pay his rent
Threatening Notice H.J. DORAN 7 Dec 1869 Kilbeeaghan none Caution not to offer more than fair rent
Threatening Letter Edward COLOE 18 Dec 1869 Ardnacrina none To deter from bailing a man for money
Threatening Letter Brian FARRELL 4 Feb 1870 Baragh Matt KENAGHAM To deter to give up land he took 20 yeas ago
Threatening Letter Mark RUSSELL 13 Feb 1870 Nahidnamore none Agrarian; relating to land
Threatening Letter George GAYNOR 16 Feb 1670 Tully none Agrarian; to deter to give up land
Threatening Notice Nathaniel LOWE 19 Feb 1870 Ballinamudagh none Dispute about car-way to a bog
Threatening Notice The PUBLIC 1 Nov 1869 Crazycorner none To deter from taking land
Threatening Letter Thomas HILL 27 Nov 1869 Ballynagall none Having dismissed a labourer
Threatening Letter Dr. J. FERGUSON 29 Dec 1869 Petit's Wood none To deter to lower his rents
Threatening Letter William CASEY 20 Feb 1870 Hababoro none To deter to give up farm
Threatening Notice Sir R. LEVINGS and five of his tenants 20 feb 1870 Loughegan Redmond CHILT Having let land from which a man was dispossessed in April 1868
House attack; Armed Party Mary SEERY 1 Jan 1870 Lockardstown none To deter to give up a farm. Afforded police protection
House attack; Armed Party Christr. BALL 16 Nov 1869 Archerstown Jno. SMITH, M. GAFFNEY, Jno. WALSH & Thos. BRETT To deter to discharge his miller. Discharged; not identified
House attack; Armed Party;Robbery of Arms;Assault, and Administering an Oath Mat. & Garret FAGAN,Philip COYLE, Thomas FITZPATRICK 16 Jan 1870 Hemonotstown none Agrarian; to give up land intheir possession, &c.
Attacking House by Armed Party of 30 Men E. DORGAN, B. SEARY, R. M'CORMICK, & Pat NOLAN 20 Feb 1870 Cummerstown & Chritianstown none Agrarian; to deter from paying advance of rent.
Attacking House William SHIEL 5 Sept 1869 Brianbeg none Motive; family dispute
Attacking House Michael ROON 30 Nov 1869 Collierstown none Motive; having discharged a servant
House Leveling Mary CONNOLLY 11 July 1869 Kilbeg none To prevent owner continuing it as a blacksmith's forge
Injury to Gate Mark MURRAY, Patrick CONNELL, & Christy KEEFE 29 Aug 1869 Killogh & Griffinstown Mich. JORDAN, Jno. ROCK, Patrick MULLIGAN, & J. MULLINGAN Motive;for cutting down corn with mowing machine and not by reapers, as laboourers would have it
Injury to dog James GORRY 14 Oct 1869 Toorlisnamore none No Motive; compensation sought
Breaking Windows Margaret PALMER 21 Dec 1869 Kilbeggan T. none No motive assigned
Breaking Greenhouse G.A.R. Boyd, J.P. 25 Dec 1869 Middleton Park none To deprive labourer of situation
Breaking of Dwelling Margaret PALMER 28 Dec 1869 Kilbeggan T. none No motive assigned
Jaunting Car Broken Pat CAHILL 14 Feb 1870 Mulligar T. none Thrown over railway bridge, on rails; train came in collision, and broke it
Firing into Dwelling Peter M'NAMARA 1 Nov 1869 Ballygarry none To deter from paying rise of rent
Firing into Dwelling Laurence STAFFORD 29 Feb 1870 Grange none Having assissted to dispossess people
Firing into Dwelling John FARRELL, Honora NAUGHTON, John MORAN 8 Nov 1869 Ardnagragh none For having told their landlord that they had no complaints
Firing into Dwelling Catherine DONOHUE 5 Feb 1870 Ardivahan none Motive; robbery of arms
Firing into Dwelling T. & William SEERY, Richard BROWNE 9 Dec 1869 Ardboro none To deter to give up land
Firing into Dwelling John FLYNN 20 Feb 1870 Coolure none No motive assigned
Attempt to Injure Train M.G.W. Railway Company 7 Dec 1869 Kilpatrick none Stone thrown which injured one of the carriages


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