Belfast Newsletter - 27 December 1833


Dec. 23, a Tullyvallen, Glebe, Newtown Hamilton, the lady of the Rev. William Maclean, of a daughter.


On the 23d. inst. by the Rev. Moses Black, of Kilmore, Mr. John Cooper, of Creeveycarnonan, to Margaret, only daughter to Mr. Samuel Davidson, of Cluntagh.

On the 16th inst. by the Rev. Samuel Watson, of Killinchy, Mr. Robert Shaw, of Drumboo, to Miss Willison, of Ballygoskin.

On the 7th inst. by the Rev. John M'Cance, Mr. Hugh Duncan of Comber, to Frances, eldest daughter of Mr. George Robinson, Ringcreevy.

On the 19th inst. by the Rev. John M'Cance, of Comber, Mr. James Abernethy, of Tullyhubert House, to Sarah, only daughter of Mr. John Barry, Comber.

At Ratconnel Church, on the 12th inst. Arthur Percy Alymer, Bart. second son of the late Sir Fenton Aylmer, of Donadea Castle, county Kildare, to Martha, eldest daughter of Richard Reynell, Esq. of Killynore, county Westmeath.


On the 20th inst. at his house in New-park, near Ancram, Mr. William Graham, in the 59th year of his age. He was an eminent mathematician, and his talents were highly appreciated by some of the most celebrated literary characters of the present day. He was also eminently pious, and much respected by a numerous circle of religious acquaintances -- he possessed clear and Scriptural views of the fall of man, and placed implicit reliance on the complete and perfect Redemption of his Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. He was a kind husband, an indulgent father, and a devoted friend -- and though completely independent, in reference to worldly circumstances, he was ever closed with humility. During his illness, which was tedious, he evidenced the utmost resignation to the will of God, and a few moments before he died, called his wife and children to his bed-side, and gave him a most affectionate dying charge -- he then stretched himself upon his bed, and said, "Lord Jesus into thy hands I commit my spirit" and without a struggle or a sigh, passed from time into eternity.

On the 13th inst. aged 22, to the inexpressible grief of her parents, Jane, eldest daughter of Mr. Robert Sharp, of Copecastle, near Ballycastle. -- The amiable, affectionate, and charitable quality of her mind, will long endear her memory to a numerous circle of friends and acquaintances, by whom she is sincerely and deservedly lamented.

On the evening of Christmas-day, Grace, wife of Mr. James Moore, of Donegall-street, Belfast.

On Sunday last, Mr. James Wright, of Murusk, near Lisburn, aged 80 years.

At Oporto, of cholera, Captain F. N. Hutchinson, late of the 68th Light Infantry.

In Shrewsbury, Patience, wife of the Very Rev. Dr, Hawkins, Dean of Clonfert.

On Tuesday morning, after a short illness, James, second son of Mr. Thomas Kernaghan, of Enniskillen.

Dec. 16, at Arundel, Mary, daughter of the late Henry Howard, Esq. and sister of Lord Howard of Effingham.

A Clareview, near Glin, the Rev. John Parker, in the 86th year of his age. He was upwards of sixty years a Curate of the Established Church, and one of the oldest freemen of Limerick.

In Tralee, Mrs. O'Connor, wife of Maurice O'Connor, Esq. Provost of that town, and daughter of the late Thomas Fitzgerald, Knight of Glin, the grandfather of the present Knight.



The steam-ship Chieftain, Owens, Liverpool, sails this day, at ten o'clock morning; and the Corsair, Peyten, on Thursday, at twelve o'clock noon.

Smack Hero, Smyth, for London, clears to-morrow.

A steamer sails for London (calling at Plymouth), on Sunday, at eleven o'clock morning.

The steamer Leeds, J. Soy, for Liverpool, sails on Saturday, at eleven o'clock in the morning.

The steamer Nottingham, T. Henderson, for Dublin, sails on Friday, at eleven o'clock morning.

The Isabella, M'Quoid, of Belfast, has put into Milford, with loss of main and mizen-masts, bowsprit, starboard quarter, &c. having been run foul of by the Eliza, London, which also received damage.


RIOTS ON CHRISTMAS DAY. -- On Wednesday last a good deal of rioting took place in various parts of this town. -- At an early hour in the day, a disposition to engage in mischief was strongly evinced by groups of persons who paraded the streets, enjoying the festivities of the occasion, and in the course of the day a number of dangerous encounters took place between opposite political partizans. -- In the neighbourhood of Peters-hill, two large bodies of Protestants and R. Catholics kept pelting each other with stones, brick-bats, and other weapons, for a considerable time. Stones were flying in showers, till the road was literally strewed with them, and the confusion and uproar which existed, were frightful, till the interference of the Magistrates and police caused the combatants to disperse. In the neighbourhood of York-street, a similar encounter took place, and a good deal of individual mischief was done by a set of blackguards on both sides, most of them were probably drunk. In all direction boys were out firing guns, pistils, &c. for amusement, and a respectable gentleman, who was walking along the new Antrim road in the neighbourhood of the Poor-House, had a narrow escape, as a ball passed within a short distance of the head. We have heard of several other accidents which had nearly been serious, and which occurred in consequence of this dangerous amusement, in which youth are permitted to indulge on these occasions. The practice in question cannot be too severely reprobated, and we call the attention of the authorities to it, that it may be repressed in future, at least in situations in which the lives of passengers may be endangered by it. In a lane of Waring-street, a drunken brawl took place, in the course of which a young man named Leech was struck, and after walking about for a few minutes, he fell down and expired. Yesterday an inquest was held on the body, when it appeared that the deceased had been subject to epileptic fits, and then after receiving the blow, he walked about as if in a passion, and then fell apparently dead. No wound or other injury appeared sufficient to cause death, and the Jury returned a verdict of "Died by the visitation of God."


BELFAST PETIT SESSIONS. -- At a Petit Sessions held in Belfast on the 26th inst. before C. M. Skinner, George Bristow, Fortescue Gregg, and A. M. Skinner, R.N. Esqrs. the following convictions and sentences to place:-- Joseph Patterson, Mathew Mallen, and Peter Kelly, for rioting on 25th instant, fined 1 each (paid); George Kerr and John Kearns, like offence, fined by 5s. each, or imprisoned one week in default of payment; Thomas Gribben and John M'Afee, like, 5s. each (paid); Hugh Duffy, like, 10s. (paid); Patrick Hughes, Samuel Thornburn and, and Wm. M'Kinney, for assaulting constables Isles and Gillespie, whilst in the execution of their duty, fined 5 each, or imprisoned two months; James Smith and Patrick Loughry, for making use of threats, fined 2 each, or imprisoned a month; Sam. Devlin, for rescuing a horse and cart, seized by constables Isles and Gillespie, and Thos. Taylor, for throwing stones and Castle-place, fined 5s. each (paid); Mary Wilson, for an assault, find 1, or imprisoned a month; George Elliot, for firing a gun in Donegall-street, gun forfeited, and fined 10s (paid) -- Total fines paid 5.


UNIQUE CASE IN SURGERY. -- Doctor Paul, surgeon to Gray's Hospital, Elgin, lately successfully performed the operation of amputation of the thigh of a child in the tenth week of its life, on account of an enormous swelling on the right leg.


WRECK OF THE WATERWITCH. -- When the Waterwitch was more than half way from Bristol to Waterford, a tremendous sea broke windward paddle to atoms and thus disabled her. Capt. Stacey kept his course as well as he could, (the lights not being visible in consequence of the fog and storm,) and the vessel held on pretty well, but at seven o'clock at night she struck on a rock, called Mageens, on the Kilmore coast, and not far to leeward of her true course. The scene here became terrific, the sea running almost over the vessel, and every wave driving her with increased violence on the shore. At this period the mate and two seamen took the large boat, and deserted the vessel; the boat was swamped, and the three were lost. Some ladies and male passengers were put into the small boat, and gained the shore during the night; the others remained in the ship, expecting she would hold together. At day break, two boats put off from the shore in one of the most dreadful hurricanes ever witnessed; they succeeded in reaching the vessel, which was a quarter of a mile from shore, and by their exertions the principal part of the crew and passengers were saved. The ship, however, broke up while yet four remained on board, and these unfortunate persons were lost. They consisted of Mr. Smith, of Headborough, near Youghal, two daughters and a servant. Another daughter of Mr. Smith, (The lady savedduring the night,) some from the beach her father, two sisters, and a servant join. The conduct of the peasantry is beyond all praise. The danger they braved is inconceivable to those not acquainted with the coast; and in addition to this, when valuable cargo was drifted on shore, they should shewed not the slightest disposition to plunder, and preferred attending on and taking care of the exhausted crew and passengers, to seeking for any of the property driven on the beach. -- Wexford Freeman.


REMOVAL OF SCOTCH AND IRISH PAUPERS. -- A numerous body of the Middlesex magistrates met on Thursday, at the Sessions-house, for the purpose of framing regulations, as required by the act passed last session, for amending the law in respect of the removal of Scotch and Irish paupers. The court proceeded to receive the report of the committee, on the general question of the removal of paupers. It recommended, in all cases, their removal by sea; and that a receiving ship be moored in the Thames, for the reception of the paupers, till the ship sailed. They have advertised for terms of contract for receiving and shipping paupers; and had received tenders for removing, by a steam-ship sailing twice a-week to Leith, paupers at a price of 18s. per head, if above twelve years old, the 9s. per head, if under that age, including sufficient good and wholesome food. To Ireland, the tender was 32s. and 16s. per head, according to age, including their maintenance till the vessel sailed. It was moved and seconded that the report be received. The motion was, of course, carried, and Tuesday week appointed for considering what tenders should be accepted. -- True Sun.


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Belfast Newsletter - Friday, 31 December 1833


On the 27th inst. by the Rev. William Craig, of Dromara, James Heron, of Tullyveery, Killyleagh, Esq. to Margaret, youngest daughter of the late Samuel Cowan, of Annahilt, Esq.

At her father's residence, Ballyarnett, in the neighbourhood of Londonderry, by the Rev. Dr. Cooke, the Rev. George Steen, Nn.-Limavady, to Margaret, eldest daughter of Joseph Thompson, Esq.

On the 24th inst. in the Cathedral, Derry, by the Rev. C. Seymour, John Marks, Esq. to Maria Lawrence, third daughter of the late Thomas Hunter, of Edenderry, King's county, Esq.

On the 12th inst. by the Rev. Henry Carson, Mr. John Kirkpatrick, of Derry, merchant, to Susanna, eldest daughter of Mr. John Lithgow, of the Carn, near Derry.

On the 24th inst. by the Rev. James Mulligan, of Cairncastle, Mr. Jas. M'Creary, to Jane, daughter of Mr. Daniel Urell, both of Larne.

On the 23d inst. at St. George's Church, London, the Hon. George Augustus Craven, brother of the Earl of Craven, to Georgina, daughter of the late Walter Smythe, Esq. Bambridge House, Hants.

At Mancetter, Capt. P. Hill, 53d Regiment, nephew to Lord Hill, to Charlotte, daughter of J. G. Norbury, Esq.

At Bristol, W. R. Needham, Esq. Lieutenant R. A. son of Major-Gen. Needham, t o Emma daughter of T. H. Longden, Esq. of Wood Lodge, Kent.


On the 25th inst. after a few days illness, Alexander, second surviving son of Robert Dickson, Esq. of Dromore.

On the 17th inst. after a short illness, in the 23d year of his age, Mathew George, second son of the Rev. John Cowan, Urble, near Coagh -- a young man whose gentle and kind disposition made friends of all who were acquainted with him.

On the 20th inst. at the house of her nephew, William Moody, Esq. Roe Mill, Newtonlimavady, Miss Edie, at the advanced age of 96 -- she had resided at Roe Mill for many years.

At Monrycarry, near Coleraine, on the 19th inst. John M'Cleery, an eminent linen merchant and bleacher. The honesty of principle and single mindedness, which characterized this amiable and kind-hearted gentleman, will be long remembered by an extended circle of friends.

On the 19th inst. Anne, relict of the late Mr. John Baxter, of Crossgare, Dromara.

At Belfast, on Saturday last, in the 54th year of his age, Lieut. Samuel Brown, late of "the 25th, the King's own Borderers," leaving three orphans to lament and feel the loss of a kind indulgent parent. The deceased was respected and beloved by all who knew him. In private life he was unassuming, kind-hearted, generous, and polite, and, as a military man displayed that high degree of courage which characterises the British soldier. In the Peninsular war he was severely wounded in the right shoulder by a musket ball, while gallantly serving with the 25th in the attack on the town of Merkham; and was the only officer in the service who volunteered to conduct the forlorn hope at the taking of Antwerp, for which he received a letter of thanks from his commander, Gen. Gibbs.

At Penzance, on the 24th inst. Dorothea, second daughter of Lieut.-Col. Glover.

On the 16th inst. at Admorand, Mrs. Fletcher, wife of Mr. John Fletcher, aged 62 years.

At Baronscourt, on Thursday week, after a lingering illness, Mrs. Rogan.

In Derry, on Thursday week, Miss Margaret Hughes, formerly of Strabane.

At Armagh, on the 16th inst. in the 74th year of her age, Mrs. Beatty, wife of David Beatty, of that city, Esq.

On the 20th inst. in the Regent's Park, London, the Baroness De Blaquiere, in the 77th year of her age.

Dec. 22, at Brougham-hall, James Brougham, Esq. M.P. for Kendal, and brother to the Lord Chancellor.

We learn from Greenland, that the worthy missionary, Kleinschmidt, who has most zealously followed his vocation there for 40 years, and founded the flourishing establishment of the brethren, at Fredericksthal, has died at an advanced age.



The steam-shop Corsair, Peyten, for Liverpool, sails this day, at twelve o'clock noon; and the Chieftain, Owens, on Thursday, at two o'clock in the afternoon.

A steamer sails for London (calling at Plymouth), on Friday, at three o'clock afternoon.

The steamer Mersey, White, for Liverpool, sails on Wednesday, at two o'clock afternoon.

The steamer Leeds, J. Penn, for Liverpool, sails on Saturday, at three o'clock in the afternoon.

The steamer City of Dublin, Williams, for Dublin, sails on Thursday at two o'clock in the afternoon.

The Fox, Captain Cheveley, for Swan River and China, sailed from the Downs on the 24th inst.

The John, Staler, from Belfast to Sunderland, was on shore at Islay on the 17th inst. but expected to be got off.

The Rover, Neil, of Wexford, was on shore at Lockindshe on the 20th inst.

The Trial, Buridge, from Riga to Londonderry, put into Elsinore, leaky.

WRECK. -- On the night of the 20th inst. on the north side of the island of Valentia, a brig of 150 tons burthen, (two white streaks painted on her side and false ports,) was driven ashore, and all on board unfortunately perished. Part of the cargo of pine, oak timber, and beech, has been driven on shore, and is in charge of the Coast Guard. On the blade of an oar washed ashore is painted "Hercules," and on part of the stern of the vessel "Ross" is also painted. -- Cork Reporter.




Royal Horse Guards -- Lieut. A. G. Fullerton to be Capt. by pur. vice Hill, appointed to 28th foot; Cornet G. H. Ackers to be Lieut. by pur. vice Fullerton. -- 1st Dragoon Guards; Cornet H. D. Sands to be Lieut. by pur. vice Tod. retires; Viscount Amiens to be Cornet, by pur. vise Sands. -- 4th: Lieut. C. R. Archer to be Adjutant, vice Mayow, resigns Adjutancy only. -- 9th Light Dragoons; Lieut. J. Clerk, from 83d foot, to be Lieut. vice Coghlan, exch. -- 3d Foot: Ensign R. N. Magrath to be Lieut. by pur. vice Eustace, retires; A. J. Cameron, to be Ensign, by pur. vice Magrath. -- 4th: G. Kenneday, to be Ensign, by pur. vice Elton, retires. -- 16th: Ensign W. R. L. Bennett to be Lieut, by pur. vice Kennedy, retires; H. A. Molony to be Ensign, by pur. vice Bennett. -- 28th: Capt. G. S. Hill, from Royal Horse Guards, to be Capt. vice Carruthers, retires. -- 34th: Lieut. C. T. Vandeleur to be Capt. by pur. vice Bayly, retires; Ensign P. Hamond, to be Lieut. by pur. vice Vandeleur; H. J. Hutton, to be Ensign, by pur. vice Hamond. -- 58th Foot: General F. Maitland, from Ceylon regiment, to be Colonel, vice Lieut-General Sir K. Douglas, deceased. -- 66th: Ensign C. E. Michel, to be Lieut. without pur. vice Carr, deceased; Cornet. L. Molony, from half-pay 5th Dragoon Guards, to be Ensign, vice Michel. -- 83d: Lieut. R. Coghlan, from 9th Light Dragoons, to be Lieut. vice Clerk, exch. -- 89th: Capt. W. Pease to be Major, by pur. vice Damer, retires; Lieut. M. Pole to be Captain, by pur. vice Pease, retires; Ensign R. J. F. Miles to be Lieut. by pur. vice Pole; Ensign P. G. Need, to be Ensign, by pur. vice Miles. -- HOSPITAL STAFF. -- To be Assistant-Surgeons to the Forces: W. H. Anderson, M. D. vice M'Lean, app. to 64th Foot; G. Dolmage, vice Cannan, app. to 76th; Assistant-Surgeon D. Lister, from 46th, vice Carnegie, whose appointment has not taken place. -- COMMISSARIAT. -- Assistant-Com.-General D. Kearney to be Deputy Com.-Gen. H. Bowers to be Assistant-Com.-Gen.


3d Dragoon Guards; Ensign W. O'Mally, from 97th foot, to be Cornet, by pur. vice Shelley, retires. -- 4th Light Dragoons: Cornet W. B. Hinde to be Lieut. by pur. vice Villiers, retires; H. W. Knight to be Cornet, by pur. vice Hinde. -- 14th Light Dragoons: Capt E. Harvey, from half-pay unattached, to be Capt. vice. A. Congrave, exch. receiving Diff. -- 1st Foot Guards: Lieut. and Capt. F. Loftus to be Capt. and Lieut.-Colonel, by pur. vice Gunthorpe, retires; Ensign and Lieut. P. A. E. Freke to be Lieut and Capt. by pur. vice Loftus; E. Goulburn to be Ensign and Lieut. by pur. vice Freke. -- 22d Foot: Ensign J. Brady to be Lieut. without pur. vice Hay, deceased; Ensign W. R. Tisdall, from half-pay 63d, to be Ensign, vice Brady. -- 28th: Capt. W. S. S. Doyle, from half-pay unattached, to be Capt. vice Hill, exchanges. -- 30th: Ensign W. H. Heard to be Lieut. without pur. vice Berridge, deceased; Ensign E. Lucas, from half-pay unattached, to be Ensign, vice Heard. -- 45th: W. G. Bace, M.D. to be Assistant-Surgeon, vice Campbell, prom. in 55th foot. -- 47th: Lieut. A. Frazer to be Captain, without pur. vice Campbell, deceased: Ensign J. B. Blake to be Lieut. vice Frazer; Gent. Cadet J. W. Hoste, from the R. M. C. to be Ensign, vice Blake. -- 55th: Assistant-Surg. J. Campbell, M.D. from 45th, to be Surgeon, vice Routledge, deceased. -- 60th: Capt. S. I. Sutton, from 69th, to be Capt. vice Eaton, exch. -- 66th: T. B. Lord Cochrane to be Ensign, by pur. vice Molony, retires. -- 69th: Captain P. Eason, from 60th, to be Capt. vice Sutton, exch. -- 74th: Lieut. T. W. Yates, to be Capt. without pur. vice M'Clintock, deceased: Ensign D. Fraser to be Lieut. vice Yates; Gent. Cadet C. B. Cardew, from the R. M. C. to be Ensign, vice Fraser. -- 81st: Capt. G. V. Creagh to be Major, by pur. vice Scoones, retires; Lieut. J. E. Orange to be Capt. by pur. vice Creagh; Ensign W. H. Cope to be Lieut. by pur. vice Orange; H. Renny to be Ensign, by pur. vice Cope. -- 97th: R. Colvill to be Ensign, by pur. vice O'Malley, app. to 3d Dragoon Guards. -- 98th: Lieut. R. Wolfe to be Capt. without pur. vice Peach, deceased: Sergeant-Major S. Busby to be Adjutant, (with the rank of Ensign) vice Wolfe.


Royal Artillery: First Lieut. H. Williams to be Capt. vice Tweedie, retired on half-pay; 2d Lieut. A. G. W. Hamilton to be 1st Lieut. vice Williams.


EXTRAORDINARY ABDUCTION. -- A young lady, daughter of Capt. B----n, R.N. Chief Constable of Police, stationed in county Galway, has been on a visit at a friend's house in this county, where Mr. H---ll, a Tithe Commissioner, had also been staying. On Saturday night last, after the young lady had retired, it was announced to her that her presence was required by the lady of the house; upon which she left her room, and was proceeding down stairs, when the Tithe Commisioner seized her in his arms and put her outside the hall door, where two men with their faces blackened, forced her into a chaise. Information of the circumstance was given to Mr. Vokes, who despatched a mounted policeman towards Tipperary, that being the supposed route which the fugitives took; but no trace of them could be found, nor have they since been heard of. Limerick Chronicle.


BISHOP OF HEREFORD. -- The writer of the letter from Hereford, upon whose authority we announced the death of Dr. Grey, was led into a mistake by believing that the Hon. and Rev. Dr. Gey, who died in that city, was the bishop. The gentleman who died suddenly in that city, on Saturday last, was the brother of the Earl of Stanford and Warrington. -- Evening Post.


Our readers will find an advertisement, in to-day's paper, announcing the re-opening of the Misses Ireland's School. We have reason to know that these ladies possess acquirements of no ordinary character, to fit them for the effective discharge of the very responsible duties undertaken by them. We know of none, under whose charge we could, with more confidence, place the moral and intellectual charge of youth, than that of those deserving ladies.


RIOTING IN BELFAST. -- On Sunday crowds of juvenile vagabonds occupied York, Barrack, Donegal, and Rosemary-streets, nearly the whole day, pelting each other, and, occasionally, the passengers, with stones; and vociferating blasphemous and party expressions. We know of one child being severely cut, at the Barrack gate; and we are satisfied that many others must have been injured. -- Whig.


INTEMPERANCE. -- William Dornan, of Lettuce-Hill, Belfast, about a fortnight since, was seen drunk, at night; and has not since been heard of.


CHOLERA IN CASHEL. -- It is with feelings of deep regret, we announce the return of this destructive disease to the above-named city. In the course of the past week, two ill-fated beings became its victims: one a woman named Carty. She took ill on Tuesday evening sen. and expired early on Wednesday morning. The other, a servant-maid, of advanced years, was attacked on Saturday morning, and died same night: the former was interred immediately after her demise, but neither reward nor entreaty could induce any person to assist in the interment of the latter, until two young gentlemen dug her grave, and quietly deposited her in her bed of earth. -- Clonmel Advertiser.


LINEN MARKET. -- A Correspondent informs us that Coagh new Monthly Linen Market, held on the first Friday in every month, has continued for thirteen months, with every prospect of being a highly useful mart to the buyers and sellers of linen. It is now well attended by both, and offers to vie with any market in the North, for a good assortment of the best descriptions of 3/4 and 7/8 webs. The much respected Landlord and Magistrate, W. L. Conyngham, Esq. attends every market day.


The Treasurer of the county Antrim Infirmary has received from the Magistrates at Petit Sessions, Ballymena, 6, 15s. -- being fines levied by them to the 23d inst. inclusive.


The Union, of Dublin, reached Lisbon 6th Dec. having on board Lieut. Wallop Brabazon and 180 men for the service of Donna Maria.


ARREST AND IMPRISONMENT FOR CHURCH CESS. -- Mr. Jeremiah O'Connor, of Ardonwell, who suffered an imprisonment of two months, the last Assizes, was arrested, this day, at three o'clock, and committed to the County Jail, for 1s. 11d. Church cess. Mr. O'Connor is, we understand, determined not to pay a demand which he considers oppressive and illegal. -- Tralee Mercury.


ANNIVERSARY OF CARRICKSHOCK!!! -- We are informed upon authority of which we have no reason to entertain a doubt, that the Anniversary of the massacre of the Police at Carrickshock was celebrated in the neighbouring village of Ballyhale, on the 14th inst. by illuminations, and that bonfires blazed in that quarter of the country also on the same evening. -- Kilkenny Moderator.


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