Cook, John murdered in a field.
Flanagan, James age 16.
Williams, Lowden M. soldier, died of a beating received.
Curley, James shot in his own house; an agrarian quarrel amongst relatives.
Conner, Pat gardener was stabbed to death, for supposed fidelity to his master.
Flynn, Thomas shot dead while attempting to take possession of disputed
North, Roger Esq.J.P., shot dead near his own residence. About to evict tenants.
Carey, James shot.
Dyre, Walter labourer, fatally assaulted while walking with a woman.
Murtagh or Murdoch shot and buried in a bog.
Cooney, Thomas waylaid, robbed and beaten to death.
Lyons, John labourer (stranger) beaten to death.
Regney, Mich. skull fractured from a blow of a stone, of which he died. Drunken
Farrell, Thomas shot dead in his own house: an agrarian outrage.
Kerry, Thomas beaten to death; a fruit of the Ribbon Society.
Carey, James beaten to death by three or four men who had attacked his son
whose assistance he had come.
Kerr, James labourer, killed by the blow of a hammer on the head.
Kelly, Mrs. Sarah a lady of wealth, shot dead while walking with nephew George
who was a suspect. (Kelly, Sarah - in Moate in 1856. Local suspicion was that a GORRY and CARBERRY commited the murder because
they left for America at the time.
Story in 'Moate County Westmeath' by Liam Cox pg 129. Printed Athlone 1981.
Contributed by Frank McGonigal Ont.Canada)
McLaughlen, Owen waylaid and beaten to death.
Kelly, Edward respectable farmer, waylaid & shot dead.
Gavagan, Mary labourer's wife, who lived on bad terms with her husband, was
dead with skull fractured.
Jessop, Thomas farmer, shot dead; he had taken a farm in connection with which
Kelly had been shot (above).
Geraghty, Thomas labourer, murdered and thrown into a bog hold; a drunken
Lyons, Pat labourer, died from injuries on the head inflicted by to mavvies.
Boylan, James labourer, died from a stab in the abdomen recd. when returning
Kelly, Lawrence farmer, shot dead while sitting at his dinner.
Sullivan, Owen labourer, died from an injury recd. on the head.
Bannon, Michael farmer, murdered in a field near his own house. Was a family
Fielding, Peter farmer, was returning home at night, and recd. a blow to the
Crosby, Christopher labourer, stabbed in the thigh and died soon afterwards.
Conner, Pat. carpenter, waylaid and beaten to death. He had given information to
magistrates and was supposed to be unpopular.
Walsh, Peter farmer, died from injuries recd. when attacked by an armed party.
Auley, Pat, M. labourer, died from a stab in the abdomen; a drunken quarrel.
Fetherston, James Howard Haugh, Esq., J.P.,
shot dead at midnight, returning from Dublin.. had raised rents.
Anketell, Thomas station master at Mullingar, shot; died shortly afterwards.
Tarleton, Capt. Rowland of the Kings County Militia, was shot deat by some persons unknown.
Kerigan, Michael farmer, died from the effects of a gunshot wound. Person fired
dwelling at night.
Hiney, James - farmer, died from the effects of a blow on the head in a drunken
Dowling, Francis an army pensioner, steward to Messrs. Perry, of Ballingore
Mills. Shot dead.
Waters, Thomas process server, found by a police patrol...shot dead.
*Names of suspects and convicted not included. If interested in a case I can
tell you the
disposition of the case.
Report from the Select Committee on Westmeath, &c. (Unlawful Combinations);
Ribbon Society, a society in
Ireland, founded in the early part of the 19th century in
antagonism to the Orangemen. It afterwards became an
organization of tennant farmers banded together to
prevent eviction by landlords. It took its name from the
green ribbon worn by members as a badge. From Webster's
Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)