Marble Hill Marriage


Wednesday, January 2, 1850, Ireland

Marriage Anouncement of O’Conner Henshy and Burke-Marble Hill House

Marble Hill, county Galway, David O’Connor Henshy, Esq. to Elizabeth, daughter of the late Sir J. Burke, Bart.


At Parsonstown, the Lady of Henry Davis, Esq., of a son.

At the Infirmary House, Roscommon, the Lady of Dr. Peyton, of a daughter.

In Lower Gardiner-st the Lady of F. Meagher, Esq. Barrister-at-Law, of a son.

In Galway, the Lady of Edmond Duffy, Esq., of a son.

At Warley Barracks, Essex, the wife of Captain W.F. Hay, of twin sons.

At Olive-terrace, Camberwell New-road, the wife of J.P. Murrough, Esq. of a daughter.


In Portrush Church, the Rev. J.S. Eagar, to Alicia Lecky, only child of Staff Surgeon Kendal.

At Marble Hill, county Galway, David O’Connor Henshy, Esq. to Elizabeth, daughter of the late Sir J. Burke, Bart.

At Malahide Church, by the Rev. Wm. Peacocke, of Mount-Temple, county Westmeath, T.T. Magan, Esq. to Louisa, daughter of Dr. O’Grady of La Mancha.

At Ardlear House, Clifden, county Galway, John Geraghty, Esq. of Ballyowen, county Dublin, son of the late T.R. Geraghty, Esq. of Dungannon, to Elizabeth Malone, eldest daughter of Samuel Jones, Esq. and grand-daughter of the late Colonel John Campbell, R.A.

John Willoughby, only son of the late H. Cole, Esq. Barrister-at-Law, to Elizabeth Harriet Browne, daughter of the late J.H. Browne, Esq. of Cumber House.

The Hon. Sarah Elizabeth Copley, eldest daughter of Lord Lyndhurst, to H.J. Selwen, Esq. only son of Mr. Selwen of Down Hall, Essex.


On the 10th instant, of influenza, at Mountpleasant, Avenue, Dublin, Jane, wife of Captain John C. Peach, Roscommon, and eldest daughter of the late Col Boyle Vandeleur, of Ralahine, county Clare.

In Mary-street, Galway, Julia, relict of the late Richard Adams, Esq.

At Frankford Terrace, Rathgar, Henry Creswell, son of J. Shaw, of Blackhall-street.

At Drumcondra, Ann, wife of T. Graham, late Lieutenant in the Irish Commissariat.

At his residence, lower Rutland street, T. Brosnan, Esq. of the Poor Law Commission office.

At Burton-on-Trent, the Rev. James Peggs, formerly General Baptist Missionary in India.

At Greenock, Duncan, son of the late Duncan M’Dougall, Esq., Wynford.

At Sukkur Upper Selude, Francis R.B. Napier, Esq., 5d Bombay, N.I., eldest son of the Hon. Charles Napier.

Catherine, relict of Captain William Colton, late of the 36th Regiment.


(From the Limerick Chronicle of Saturday)

Lieut. Hutton, late Light Dragoons, has left Lemmington for Athlone, head quarters.

Lieut. Wortley, who exchanged from the 1st Grenadier Guards with Lieut. Lindow, 74th, is eldest son of the late Hon. Capt. Charles Stuart Wortley, 4th Foot.

The garrison amateur performance of the non-commissioned officers and men of the Buffs and 74th Highlanders on Monday night, realised £20 for the Christian Brothers poor schools.

Lieut.-General Charles Nicol, C.B., Colonel of the 68th, died on Monday at Clifton. He commanded the 66th in the Peninsular war.

New Year’s night a soldier named Andrew Lynch, was beaten by civilians in the Main-street of Mallow, and had one of his legs broken in the affray.

The Army in Ireland is to be considerable reduced; but the rank and file of the regiments abroad are to be kept up to the establishment.

Major-Generals George Bowles and John W. Aldred are to be added to the list of General Officers in receipt of the unattached pay of 25s. a day.

Captain Lord Burghersh, Scots Fusilier Guards, is appointed extra Aide-deCamp on the staff of Lieut.-General Sir Edward Blakeney, G.C.B., commanding the forces in Ireland, during the absence of Brevet Major Lord Cosmo Russell, 93d Highlanders.

The son of Lieut-General Ellice, who has succeeded to a Majority in the 23th Regt. is serving with his father as Aide-de-camp, at Malta.

The 36th, under Lieut.-Col. Trollope, were in good health at Cephalonia, on the 11th Dec.

Cornet Bennett, 3d Light Dragoons, tried by court-martial at Calcutta, for intoxication on duty, 48 hours after arriving from England to join his regiment, has been found guilty.

The late Counsellor Charles O’Malley, of Hawthorn Lodge, Mayo, who died last month, was the original “Charles O’Malley, the Irish Dragoon” in the well known popular tale of Mr. Lever. He was formerly an officer of the 7th Dragoon Guards, which he left in 1847 for the Bar. Mr. O’Malley was son-in-law of the late Anthony Denny, Esq., M.P. for Tralee.

Lieut-Col. M. Shaw, Bombay Army, one of the most zealous advocates of tee-totalism in India, has resigned the service, and leaves for England by steam.

Head-quarters of the 26th embark at Cork the last week of this month, in the Hercules for Gibraltar.

Major-General Henry Goodwin, C.B., has succeeded to the unattached pay of 25s. per diem.

Brevet-Major Donovan, Cape Rifles, has arrived in Dublin on leave of absence.

Sergeant-Major Layng and Quartermaster Sergeant Hook, Depot Battalion, Isle of Wright, are gone to Chatham, to be invalided for pension.

Captain William Hay, Inspecting Superintendent of the London Police, promoted a Commissioner, on the retirement of Sir Charles Rowan, passed twenty years in the army.

The late Mr. Blennerhasset, of Ballyseedy, Tralee, is succeeded in his estates by his only brother, an Ensign in the 71st Regt.

The 31st at Athlone expect to move to Templemore in the spring previous to advancing to Dublin. Opthalmia continue to affect several of the men.

The officers of the 4th Light Dragoons have been obliged to dispense with the gold stripe in the pantaloons (for which red is substituted) and with gold embroidery in their undress caps, jackets and belts, by order of Major General Wemyes, as being contrary to regulations.

Lieutenant Ellerman and Lieutenant Ashworth, 19th, are on their way home from the service companies to join the Depot at Boyle, the former to be Paymaster and the latter Adjutant, Lieutenant Clendinning, h.p. 6th Regiment, to be Paymaster of the regiment.

The yellow fever is desolating the ranks of the 54th at Antigua.



The 24th Instant, in Knox’s-street, Ballina

At the House Lately Occupied by


(Opposite the Provincial Bank)

A Variety of Household Furniture.

Comprising Mahogany Chairs, Tables, including Dining Table, finished in the latest style, and made by Gibson and Williams; Sofa and Dressing Tables, Bedsteads, Mattresses, Presses, Desks, Commodes, Carpets, Fenders and Fire Irons, with China, Glass and Delph, together with Harness and a variety of useful articles. Also a superior Piano with additional keys.

Terms-Cash.  Sale to commence at 12 o’clock.

HIGGINS & JONES, Auctioneers.

Ballina, 2nd January, 1850.


Four candidates are already in the field for Mayo Colonel Knox Gore, Mr. John D. Browne, Sir Wm. O’Malley and Mr. Ouseley Higgins. The first is a Protectionist, and we learn that his canvass is progressing most favourably. Mr. Browne is a Whig, and is nearly connected with the Sligo family. This gentleman formerly represented the county in Parliament. During the late year he took an active part in the proceedings of the relief committee, and went to London to collect the means of alleviating the misery which then pervaded and unfortunately still exists, in the West of Ireland. Mr. Higgins is the nominee of Dr. M’Hale, and Sir William O’Malley also comes forward as a Whig, without any chance of being elected, but having just enough of support to divide the interest which might else achieve an easy victory over the Spiritual Dictator.

Mr. Higgins has sent out his address, which begins open-mouthed against the church, betraying thereby, the neat Roman hand which really penned it. On the other points he promises to vote for everything tending to disturb the foundations of property and order; but, in his private canvass, he is at pains to assure timorous electors that he does not wish “to go as far as Dillon Browne.” That is a pledge which any lover of his country will keep, as long as he can help himself. Further, indeed, than Dillon Browne, it would not be easy, for the most determined progressionist to go, unless his ambition aspired to the honour of keeping a light house at the South Pole, for our expatriated patriot is not to slacken sail till he finds himself a few miles lower down the world than Cape Horn. What his position is to be, when he gets there, seems doubtful. Some authorities dub him a Governor, others only a Surveyor-General; but the probability is that like Alexander Silkirk, he may lay claim to both, for lack of any Christian to dispute the sceptre:-

“I am Monarch of all I survey.”

A fifth candidate, in embryo, last year appeared in the burley person of Mr. MacDonnell, of Deo Castle. He does not actually throw his hat into the ring, which “delicacy” forbids him to do until the vacancy shall be declared; but he is in now way delineate in avowing his sentiments, which are for “a cheap leaf” It is well enough for gentlemen who have plenty of money, like Mr. M’Donnell to expatiate on the advantages of a cheap leaf. Aregath Shiess goes for now in the West, and, as Mr. Taper says, there is nothing like a good cry, we rede Mr. Higgins looks sharp to that of “Big Joe and the big loaf.”–Mail.


The elevation of Sir Robert Peel to the peerage is an event not far distant.

The late Loughrea workhouse was insured in the Sun office for £8,000.

Belfast has 467 registered ships engaged in the foreign and coasting trade.

Mr. Edward M’Cabe of Cootehill, was drowned at the Canal Harbour, Dublin, on Friday.

The Rev. John Payne Shaw was discharged by the Insolvent Debtors’ Court, Dublin, last week.

A horse-rider named Noone dropped dead near Ballinasloe on Thursday.

Two workhouses in the county Donegal and the county Fermanagh, almost sustain their inmates by the labour of the paupers.

Mr. O’Neill, printer and bookseller, Belfast, was fined 10l. on Tuesday for selling a pack of playing cards without the ace of spades being stamped.

A young lad named Stewart Beatty was killed on Saturday by the accidental discharge of his fowling piece at Lurgan.

Miss Adcock, of Laughterton, near Gainsboro’, died last week of locked jaw, produced by having her cheek accidentally cut open by a carrier’s whip.

Hannah Boss, of Boswell, sovereign of the gipsies, died in Lincoln union house, on Sunday, at the advanced age of 99.

In Scariff union all outdoor relief has been suspended during the last fortnight, the Guardians having neither funds or credit.

There were 23 candidates for matriculation at Queen’s College, Cork, on Friday; the Scholarships examination took place on Saturday.

A woman was robbed of £3 at St. Michael’s chapel, Limerick, on Sunday morning, by a person in the congregation, who cut out her pocket.

On Thursday Lord Clancarty gave his tradesmen and tenantry a harvest home dinner at the Farm Yard, Galbally, Ballinasloe.

The debts of the Tralee union are over 12,000l.

Saturday last a poor woman named Bates was fired at by a Poor Rate Collector, at Lucas-hill, near Clonmel, and wounded in the hand.

Mr. Henry Stratton, clerk to the secretary of the Alesbury Savings’ Bank, has absconded to New York with a large sum of money- He was also agent to the Royal Exchange Assurance Company.

Birr was lighted with portable gas for the first time on Tuesday night.

The congregation of the Rev. John Gregg, at Trinity Chapel, is not diminishing, bet rather, on the increase. His assistant, the Rev. Mr. Dowling, has become a popular preacher.

There is a large increase in malt duty in the Limerick inland revenue collection, and a decrease upon the spirit duty.

Mr. Berwick raised to the vacant Presidential Chair of the Galway College, is succeeded in the Vice -Presidency by the Rev. Mr. O’Toole, a native of Galway, and for many years professor of logic in the Irish College at Paris.

At Armagh quarter sessions an appeal from the poor rate struck by the board of guardians on Mr. Robert Moore, of Charlemont, was heard by Edward Tickle, Esq., Q.C., Assistant Barrister, who decided an important point that the Crown lands were subject to poors rate on their value. An appeal to the Queen’s Bench has been lodged.

The Galway Amicable Society is being revived under the name of the Royal Galway Institution, for the promotion of science, polite literature, and antiquities.

The carmen of Dublin are about to present a petition to Parliament to get rid of Omnibuses in the metropolis and they expect the Lord Mayor will give it his support. The application would be preposterous.

The store of Mr. Purser, of Dungarvan, miller, was broken into on Monday night. Two men who were in the kiln, the robbers contrived to lock up, when they repaired into the office, broke the iron safe and took therefrom £19 and some shillings.

On the last Saturday of 1848 there were seven thousand and forty-three persons in the receipt of relief in the Tralee union-including 4,861 on the outdoor relief lists; while on Saturday last the numbers were only two thousand six hundred and twenty-six, with no out-door relief, showing a diminution of 4417, or sixty-three per cent.

The guardians of the Waterford union have reduced their officers salaries 30 per cent on the motion of Sir H. Barron, Bart.


The Raleigh, 50, Capt. the Hon. G. Hope, with the pendant of Commodore Sir Thomas Herbert, K.C.B., arrived at Rio Nov. 6, from Monte Video, and left Nov. 14 for Spithead to be paid off, having been relieved by the Southampton, 50, Capt. Cory, with the flag of Rear Admiral Reynolds, C.B., the new commander in chief.

Captain William F. Martin, of the Prince Regent, 92, is appointed Commodore of the second class and to command the experimental squadron ordered to assemble at Lisbon.

A Court of Inquiry is sitting at Chatham, investigating a charge by a Captain against a Subaltern of Marines.

Captain John Adams is to command the Gladiator, steam frigate, at Devonport, ordered to the coast of Africa.

Assistant Surgeon Jack, R.N., who gave wrong medicine to a Marine officer, is released from arrest and ordered to resume his duties by command of the Lords of the Admiralty.


The Lord Bishop of Down has presented the Rev. C.S. Courtenay, Incumbent of Ballymacarret, to the Rectory of Culfeightrin, vacant by the promotion of the Rev. T. Hincks.

At an ordination held on Sunday last, in the Cathedral of Tuam, by the Lord Bishop, the following were ordained: – Deacons – Robert Eccles, John Ribton Gore, William O.F. Kennedy, Patrick S. Newman, all of T.C.D., and the united diocese of Tuam and Killala.

The Rectory of Castlelost, diocese of Meath, vacant by the death of the Rev. Samuel Lucas, is in the gift of Lord Kilmaine.

Churches in course of erection by the Ecclesiastical Commissioners- Kinnetty, Whitechurch, Ballinderry, Kilcolgan, Ballyhalbert, Croagh, Dromid, and Dromcannon.

FISHERY AFFAIR – It will be in recollection that a few weeks since the magistrates at county petty sessions, at the prosecution of the Conservators of the Shannon Fishery, convicted Stafford O’Brien, Esq., Patrick M’Namara, John Punch, Joseph Massay, Patt Dwyer, John Hayes, and Joseph Greene, in penalties of £2 each, under the 5th and 6th Vic.,  for having weirs erected in portions of the river not three quarters of a mile wide at low water of spring tide. Against these decisions appeals were lodged, the hearing of which came on this day before the Assistant Barrister. Counselor Graydon appeared for the conservators, Messrs. Gleeson  and Joynt for the appellants. After a full hearing of the case against Stafford O’Brien, Esq., the court affirmed the decision of the magistrates, with £5 costs; and against all the other parties with £1 costs, his worship intimating that the applicants could bring the cases before the Court of Queen’s Bench, by writ of certiorari.– Limerick Chronicle.


On Monday night a barn belonging to James Brogan, of Rathkip, about two miles from this town, in which were a cow, a heifer and a large quantity of unthrashed barley, was maliciously set on fire and destroyed, together with the cattle and barley. The barn  was on a farm Brogan had lately taken  from Sir Roger Palmer and was about fifty perches from his dwelling. Some of his neighbors did not like his taking this second farm which is the only cause that can at present be assigned for the outrage.


There were 123 appeals against the poor law valuation tried at the Quarter Sessions now being held in this town. The Barrister generally reduced the valuation 30 per cent. The lessees of the Salmon Fishery at Foxford appealed against a valuation of £30 and got it reduced to £75.


The Rev. Arthur Moore of this town has been appointed Surrogate for granting Marriage Licenses, &c. in the united dioceses of Tuam, Killala and Achonry.

The Rev. John Ribton Gore has been nominated to the Assistant Curacy of this town, and has entered upon his duties.

UNION DEBTS – On Monday an execution for £2,888 17s 11d, at the suit of Mr. John M’Andrew of this town was laid on the goods and chattels of this Union Workhouse. A pretty state the affairs of the union are in.

We feel much gratified in learning that Robert A. Duncan, Esq., late Vice-Guardian of this Union, has been appointed Poor Law Inspector in Newcastle.

Reprint from original article abstract: BALLINA CHRONICLE Newspaper Ireland, Wednesday, January 2, 1850

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