Belfast Weekly News - 7 February, 1857


February 2, at Donaghadee, the wife of Mr. William Brown, of a son.

February 1, at Ballyscullion House, County Londonderry, the wife of H. S. B. Bruce, Esq., of a daughter.

February 3, at 28, Pembroke Road, Dublin, the wife of Daniel Delacherois, Esq., of a daughter.

February 1, at Tandragee, the wife of Mr. A. Quinn, of twins, both boys.

January 30, at 3, Hamilton Street, the wife of Mr. James G. Stevenson, of a daughter.


January 23, at Magherafelt, by the Rev. James Smyth, A.M., Pastor of Drimbolg, Mr. Wm. Adams, Ballyneas, to Mary, eldest daughter of Mr. J. Johnston, Dunornan, Magherafelt.

January 29, in the Presbyterian Church, North Street, Carrickfergus, by the Rev. James White, Mr. James Allan, eldest son of Mr. William Allan, of Woodburn Cottage, to Mary Jane, eldest daughter of Mr. John Larmour, Carrickfergus.

February 3, at Dundonald, by the Rev. Mr. Martin, Mr. James Bolton, to Miss Sarah Donaldson.

February 5, in the Presbyterian Church, Great George's Street, by the Rev. Thomas Toye, Mr. James Carlile, to Miss Amelia Duke, both of Belfast.

January 30, at West Woodhall, Berks, by the Rev. A. Mullan, Robert John Glass, Esq., of Melbourne, Victoria, formerly of Portaferry, Ireland, to Mary Ann, fourth daughter of the late Samuel Taylor, Esq., Hambridge, Somersetshire.

January 31, at St Mary's, Cheltenham, by the Rev. Charles Evans, John Johnston M'Clelland, Esq., only son of the late Joseph M'Clelland, Esq., formerly of Glenville, County of Armagh, to Louise Letitia, eldest daughter of John Shore Dumergue, Esq., Bengal Civil Service.

February 2, in Townsend Street Presbyterian Church, by the Rev. Wm. Johnston, Mr. Thomas M'Connell, late of H.M's transport ship, Euchunga, to Miss Eliza Brady, of Belfast.

February 3, by the Rev. D. Hamilton, York Street, Mr. John M'Kittrick, of Dunmurry, to Lizzie, daughter of the late Mr. John M'Dowell, Drumbo.

January 27, in the Second Presbyterian Church, Rathfriland, by the Rev. George Ligate, Mr. William Watt, Mill Street, Belfast, to Mary, second daughter of Mr. David Moorehead, Kilkinamurry.

February 4, at St. Anne's Church, in the city of Dublin, by the Rev. Francis C. Young, A.M., Wm. Young, Esq., late Lieutenant 20th Regiment, son of the Rev. William Young, Ballywillwill, County of Down, and grandson of the late Sir Neal O'Donel, Bart., to Jane, only daughter of the late Saml. Delacherois, of Donaghadee, Esq..


January 27, at her residence, Blind-gate Street, Coleraine, Alicia, aged 85 years, relict of the late John Brittan, Esq., for many years Collector of her Majesty's Customs at Ballyshannon.

February 4, Mr. Thomas Craig, aged 37 years.

February 4, Anne, wife of the Rev. William Crozier, Ballynahinch.

January 28, at Earlsgate, County Tyrone, the Hon. and Rev. Charles Douglas, brother of the Earl of Morton, and son-in-law of Captain Rich, Portstewart, in the 66th year of his age.

January 30, at Bath, Mary, the beloved wife of Mr. Thomas Galbraith, late of Belfast.

January 22, at Coalisland, Anna, relict of the late James Gray, of Coalisland House, Co. Tyrone, Esq.

January 2, James Hanna, of Whitespots, near Newtownards, aged 81 years.

February 3, at her residence, Lagan Village House, Jane Ellen, wife of Mr. John Jamieson, aged 46 years.

January 28, after a very short illness at school in Westmoreland, aged 13 years, Ellen Jane, second daughter, of the Rev. R. M'Clelland of Montalto Glebe.

January 31, in Dublin, George Moffatt, son of the Rev. George B. Moffatt, Rector of Drumlane, County Cavan, aged 17 years.

February 1, at 71, Earl Street, Mrs. Eliza Montgomery, aged 62 years.

January 30, at Lisburn, Mary Morris, widow of the late William Morris, of Carlow.

February 1, at 37, Great Edward Street, Mr. James O'Neill, aged 59 years.

January 25, at Newtownlimavady, Alex. Patton, aged 7 years, and 10 months, eldest son of the late J. Patton Esq., Professor of Mathematics, Elphistone College, Bombay.

February 2, at Worcester, Ann, relict of the late Michl. Thomas Sadler, Esq., M.P.

February 1, at his residence in Cavan, Zachariah Wallace, Esq., proprietor of the Anglo-Celt.

January 29, at No. 3, Mountjoy Street, Dublin, Mr. Robert White, aged 45 years, late of Belfast.

January 24, at Bridge Street, Coleraine, Mrs. Jane Young, relict of the late Mr. James Young, aged 75 years.


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Belfast Weekly News - 14 February, 1857


February 8, at Fort Breda, the wife of W. Bottomley, Esq., of a daughter.

January 15, at Montreal, Canada, the wife of the Rev. John Cordner, formerly of Newry, of a daughter.

February 5, at Bower's Hill, Belfast, the wife of Mr. Thomas Jacobs, of a son.

February 9, at Ballykilbeg House, Downpatrick, the wife of Wm. Johnston, Esq., of a daughter.

February 5, at Glastry House, Kirkcubbin, the wife of the Rev. Thomas N. Kearney, LL.D., Vicar of Ballyhalbert, of a daughter.

At 10, Grange Villas, Brompton, London, the wife of John Riach, Esq., of a daughter.

February 2, at Dromore, the wife of Hugh Spratt, Esq., of a son.

February 5, at Ballymena, the wife of Wm. Williams, Esq., County Inspector of Constabulary, of a daughter.


February 4, by license, at St. Peter's, Everton, Liverpool, by the Rev. S. B. Sutton, Mr. David Bowman, of Belfast, to Mrs. Janet Carlyle.

February 2, at Ahoghill Church, Mr. Allen Campbell, only son of Mr. Allen Campbell, United States, America, to Sarah, youngest daughter of Mr. John Mulholland, Watercloney, Ahoghill.

February 5, at the Rock Chapel, by the Rev. William Close, brother to the bridegroom, Mr. Patrick Close, to Miss Lackey, daughter of the late Mr. George Lackey, Stoneyford.

February 3, at the First Presbyterian Church, Ballymoney, by the Rev. Robert Park, A.M., David Cunningham, Esq., Munater Farm, Cork, to Mary Jane, only daughter of Mr. James Mitchell, late of Ballymoney, Co. Antrim.

February 3, at the Presbyterian Church, Ballycopeland, by the Rev. Julius M'Cullough, Mr. H. M'Connell, Tulnagardy, Newtownards, to Miss Ellen Boyle, Whitechurch, Ballywalter.

February 10, in the Wesleyan Church, Donegall Square East, Belfast, by the Rev. Robert G. Jones, Mr. John Montgomery, Portadown, to Lizzie Eleanor, second daughter of Mr. Edward B. Cooper, Rathmines, Dublin.

Feb. 5, in the First Presbyterian Church, Donaghadee, by the Rev. Wm. J. Patton, Dromora, assisted by the Rev. John Macauley, John White, Esq., Ballyskeagh, Newtownards, to Mary Helen, third daughter of the late Alexander Macminn, Esq., Donaghadee.


February 1, Christina, infant daughter of William Campbell, Esq., English Street, Armagh.

January 26, at his residence, 90, Kings Street, Aberdeen, Wm. Catto, Esq., merchant, in the 64th year of his age.

February 9, at his residence, Foyle Villa, Bootle Village, Liverpool, Captain Richard Crompton, aged 52 years, for upwards of 25 years commander of steamers sailing between Derry and Liverpool.

February 7, of scarletina, at Loughbrickland Police Barrack, County Down, William Whiteford, eldest son of Sergeant Douglas, aged four years and six months.

February 5, in Clare Street, Dublin, Christopher, third son of Christopher Graham, Esq., of Lowtherstown, aged 24 years.

January 30, at Ballyclare, Mr. Samuel Gregg, aged 58 years.

February 10, at 10 Stanhope Street, Mr. John Grenan.

February 12, Joseph, the youngest son of Samuel Hunter, aged 12 years 11 months.

February 5, William, son of Mr. John M'Cann, Ballycullen, near Newtownards, aged 27 years.

February 6, at Peckham Rye, of consumption, Jane, wife of Mr. Randal M Murtry, London.

February 7, at Great James Street, Derry, Mr. Alex. M'Pherson, in the 84th year of his age.

February 6, at his residence, of inflammation of the lungs, accompanied with typhus fever, Robert Campbell M'Vea, third son of the late Mr John Orr M'Vea, Solitude Place, near Newtownbreda, in the 20th year of his age.

February 6, at Bradbury Place, Malone Road, William, only surviving child of Mr. James Martin.

February 2, at Marine Villa, Ramsey, Isle of Man, aged 21 years, Catherine, second daughter of John Shillington, Esq., Portadown.

February 6, at Cogry, near Ballyclare, Isabella, relict of the late Mr. Robert Wilson, aged 82 years.


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Belfast Weekly News - 21 Febuary, 1857


At 2, Albert Place, Ballymena, the wife of Mr. John Andrews, of a daughter.

February 9, the wife of Mr. James Campbell, Bangor, of a son.

February 13, at Newry, the wife of Robert Jocelyn Crawley, solicitor, of twin daughters.

February 6, at Baylotte, Inch, the wife of Henry Creswell, Esq., of a son.

February 18, at 94, Durham Street, the wife of Mr. Thomas Shanks, of a daughter.


February 13, in Great George's Street Presbyterian Church, by the Rev. Thomas Toye, Mr. James Barton, to Miss Anna Smith, both of Belfast.

February 17, by the Rev. John Orr, Portaferry, Mr. John Cole, Irish Hill, Dundonald, to Jane, eldest daughter of Mr. Henry Coates, Portaferry.

February 11, at the Second Presbyterian Church, Ballynahinch, by the Rev. David Edgar, John Cowan, Esq., Corbally House, Dromara, to Margaret, second daughter of Mr. John Osborne, Ballynahinch.

February 9, in Dervock Church, by the Rev. Thomas Hincks, Mr. Thomas Glynn, late of the Dervock Constabulary, to Jane, eldest daughter of Mr. William Scott, Mosside.

December 16, at the English Church, Buenos Ayres, by the Rev. G. Ogilvie, Assistant Chaplain, Wilfred Haughton, Esq., of Dublin, to Mary, eldest daughter of John Ferguson, Esq., late of Belfast.

February 12, at the Parish Church of St. George, Dublin, by the Rev. Andrew Creery, Incumbent of Dunseverick, and brother to the bride, Wm. Ford Hutchinson, Esq., of Stranocum House, County Antrim, to Alice, youngest daughter of the late Ven. Leslie Creery, Archdeacon of Connor.

February 14, at the Remonstrant Meeting-house, Carrickfergus, by the Rev. M. Getty, Mr. Thos. M'Donald, Sutton, County Dublin, to Miss Agnes Haggan, Whitehead, County Antrim.

February 13, in the Linen Hall Street Presbyterian Church, Belfast, by the Rev. W. Breakey, Mr Hugh G. M'Neight, of Lisburn, to Anne, daughter of Mr. Hugh Hall Cochran, late of Lurgan.

February 13, in St. Malachy's Chapel, by the Rev. Mr. Macauley, L.S. Shiel, Sergeant of Constabulary, Cavan, to Miss Martha M'Clusky, of Belfast.

February 18, at Fisherwick Place Church, by the Rev. Dr. Morgan, James W. T. Smith, M.D., to Jane, eldest daughter of the late Robert Neill, Esq., Belfast.

February 12, at St. John's Church, by the Rev. Chas. Seaver, Mr. R. C. Stephenson, to Anna Eliza, eldest daughter of Mr. Charles Davidson, Mount Pottinger.

February 13, in St. Anne's Church, Dublin, by the Rev. Eugene O'Meara, the Rev. James Whiteside, of Crumlin, County Antrim, to Elizabeth, the eldest daughter of Anthony Kilroy, Esq., of Omard, County Cavan.


February 15, at Pau, Charlotte, wife of Robert Batt, of Purdysburn, Esq., in her 42nd year.

February 12, at Fort Breda, near Belfast, Anne, wife of William Bottemley, Esq.

February 14, at Dublin, the Hon. Charles Brownlow, infant son of Lord and Lady Lurgan, aged four months.

February 17, at Downshire Place, Mrs. Edgar, aged 81 years.

February 13, at the residence of his mother, 13 Ormeau Street, Mr. James Graham, pawnbroker, Lancaster Street.

February 16, at 35 Mary Street, Dublin, Mr. Robert Grass, compositor.

February 12, Joseph, youngest son of Samuel Hunter, aged 12 years and 11 months.

February 2, at Baldock, Herts. Mrs. Mary Ind, in the 100th year of her age. She lived to see 195 descendants.

February 13, at 54, May Street, Mr. John Jamieson.

February 9, at Townsend Street, Thomas Johnston, formerly of Lisburn, aged 67 years.

February 14, at his residence, 2, Milford Street, Daniel M'Cann, aged 53.

February 14, at her residence, Moira, relict of the late Mr. John M'Kinley.

January 30, at Balnamore, Ballymoney, after a few day's illness, Jane, youngest daughter of Mr. James M'Master, aged 17 years.

February 13, Andrew George, infant son of the late Dr. Malcolm, Belfast.

January 25, at Wolverhampton, in his 73rd year, Mr. James Scruton, musician, father of the late Mr. Cunningham, of the Theatre Royal.

February 7, at Ballylenan, Mrs. Sterret, at the advanced age of 104 years.

February 4, at Saintfield, Howard, son of Mr John Thompson, aged 12 months; also, on the 13th instant, Lydia, wife of Mr. John Thompson, aged 30 years.

February 16, at 19, Brougham Street, Mary Oswald, wife of Mr. Wm. Wilson.

February 18, at 9, Dock Street, Mr. Robert Young, son of the late John Young, Esq., aged 30 years.



When it is considered that the Weekly News is in existence little more than a year and a- half, it will appear obvious that our success has been extremely rapid and satisfactory.Heartily do we thank our subscribers, agents, and friends, for their cordial support; and we trust in the future to merit still more deservedly the continuance of their approbation and patronage.

Our principles are now well known to the public.Our politics are constitutional Conservatism.We advocate the interests of all the Evangelical Churches of the country, and labour to promote among them forbearance, unity, co-operation, and mutual love.We plead for a reform in the Romanised National System of Education, that it may become a vast blessing in the land.We oppose the modern cry of all those who demand a Revision of the Scriptures, and who would have us to cast aside the present time-honoured translation of the Bible.

We have always urged the claims and upheld the rights of the working classes.The Saturday half-holiday movement had our earnest support; and we shall not cease to advocate the factories weekly-payment system.

We furnish regularly the amplest agricultural reports and statistics for the benefit of farmers; and, for their perusal, as well as for the information of the public generally, we give regularly all the leading metropolitan and provincial market notes.The Weekly News contains every Saturday the rates of the London, Liverpool, Dublin, and Belfast markets of the preceding (Friday) afternoon.

The Weekly News is the cheapest weekly journal in Ireland; and from its increasing popularity, we anticipate that it will eventually supersede those Romish penny journals - the Morning News and Morning Post- published in this town; and which, because of their low prices, have hitherto been shamefully patronized by Protestants.We trust the time is near at hand when these Papal organs will be read and supported only by priests and Romanists. May we entreat our friends and the friends of Protestantism to continue their efforts to advance the circulation of the Weekly News?As we have already stated, we will use all exertions to make our journal worthy their heartiest support.

Advertisers will find it to their advantage to make use of the columns of the Weekly News.While it is read largely by the agricultural and working classes, we have on our subscribers' lists a great number of the leading gentry and clergy of the country.

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Local Intelligence:

Early Lambs: - Mr Smyth's flock of 100 ewes, at Orlands, have already produced 90 lambs -a great part of which are in a forward state, and look exceedingly well.

Early Spring: - Two lots of wild primroses, in beautiful bloom , uprooted from Colin Mountain, and some other vicinity of Belfast, have been pulled, indicating the approach of an early Spring.

Re. J.B. Morgan has resigned the office of Assistant-Secretary to the Down and Connor and Dromore Church Education Society, and Mr W. Lightbody has been appointed to succeed him as Clerk.The Honoury Secretaries are- Hon. and Rev. H. Ward, Rev. E.J. Hartrick, and Rev. John Wrixon.

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The fourth annual ploughing match of this thriving society took place on Tuesday, 17th instant, in a field on Mr John Gray's Clady farm, a short distance from Templepatrick.There were nineteen ploughs at work during the day, and executed their allotted task in a very superior style. The judges were- Messrs. Thomas Jamieson, Ballyhamage; John Carlile, Purdysburn, and Samuel Clawson, Newtownbreda, who performed their task with considerable difficulty, as the ploughing in general was excellent.There were several crack ploughmen present, and, when the decisions were announced, there was much disappointment as to the result of the day's proceedings. The ground was well chosen, and the attendance of spectators was considerable. Mr Gray's hospitality was freely enjoyed by the strangers present on his farm during the day, which added much to the pleasure of the occasion. The prizes were awarded as follows: -

1. J.Gray, Clady farm, Rickamore, W.J. Aiken
2. Wm. Reid, Ballycushan, F. Morrison
3. Captain Brooke, J.M'Groogan
4. H. Shannon, Cloughanduff, Wm. Shannon
5. John Watt, Straidballymorris, J. Montgomery
6. John Miller, Kilmakee, By self
7. John Ritchie, Umgall, Wm. Barnett
8. David Bill, Cloughanduff, By self.

The members and friends of the society, numbering upwards of seventy, dined together in the evening in Mr Gawley's Hotel, Templepatrick.The dinner comprised all the "good things" of the season in abundance, and elicited the universal approbation of those present.

The chair was occupied by G.T. Brooke, Esq., J.P. The Vice-Chairmen were - Messrs. Hugh Swan, Clady Lodge; and John Johnston, of Aughnabrack. Amongst those present were- Rev. T.B Adair, Loughinmore; Rev. T.M. Morrow, Muckamore; Messrs. Thomas Jamieson, John Gray, John Carlile, Samuel Clawson, David Dunlop, Robert Craford, James Neill, J.S.Cunningham, Wm. Boyd, Samuel Bell, James Gardiner, James M'Burney, Joseph Wiley, John Courtenay, James Watt, Wm. Lewis, D. Bell, Thomas Or, N. Williamson, John Miller, H. Barron, Wm Johnston, S. Patterson, R. Barron, William Morrison, John Reid, Andrew M'Keown, &c...

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Wednesday evening, about thirty emigrants, principally farmers sons, left this port by the Blenheim, for Liverpool, on their way to Melbourne. On Tuesday evening, a similar number left by the Semaphore for the same destination.


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Belfast Weekly News - 28 February, 1857


February 22, Mrs. W. A. Young, Tullymore Lodge, Ballymena, of a still-born son.

February 17, at Hamilton Terrace, Whitehaven, the wife of Mr. William John Wilson, Baptist minister, of a daughter.

February 21, at Scottsborough, County Fermanagh, the wife of Richard Scott, Esq., of a daughter.

February 21, the lady of Captain Dames, of a son.

February 18, at Glenside, Holywood, the wife of Allan Clarke, Esq., of a son.

February 19, in Herbert Place, Dublin, the lady of John Whyte, Esq., of Loughbrickland, of a daughter.

February 18, at Northland Row, Dungannon, the wife of Dr. Hamilton, of a daughter.

January 21, at Halifax, Nova Scotia, the lady of the Right Rev. Dr. Binney, Bishop of the Diocese, of a son.


February 24, in Mary's Abbey Presbyterian Church, Dublin, by the Rev. W. B. Kirkpatrick, D.D., Mr. Thos. Ogston, of Belfast, to Emily, third daughter of the late John Sheills, Castleblayney.

February 24, at Rostrevor, by the Rev. Edward Evans, the Rev. John Henry Freke, Rector of Tyrella, to Selina, eldest daughter of the late Rev. William B. Forde, of Seaford, County Down.

February 17, by the Rev. Mr. Denham, Mr. John M'Fadden, of Lakeview House, Cranfield, to Mary Anne, daughter of Mr. James Esler, of Annaghmore House, Cranfield.

February 19, at the Baptist Chapel, Academy Street, by the Rev. W. S. Eccles, B.M., Mr Robert Smith, Ballymacarrett, to Miss Jane M'Clelland, Garden Cottage, Ormeau Road.

February 19, in the Roman Catholic Church, Rathmines, Dublin, Francis Lynch, Esq., of Micknanstown, County of Meath, to Mary Eliza, daughter of the late Captain Maguire, of Gortoral House, Co. Fermanagh.

January 10, at Dresden, by the Rev. S. P. Hildreth, Marvyn Humphreys, Esq., of Pleasant Valley, Ohio, America, to Miss Mary C. M'Cann, late of Carragullin, Killinchy, County Down.


February 26, at Fort Breda, Anna, the infant daughter of William Bottomley, Esq.

February 24, at Mullyar, Belcoo, Robert F. Fausett, Esq.

February 24, at his residence, Murray's Terrace, in the 90th year of his age, the Rev. Thomas Dix Hincks, LLD., M.R.I.A., formerly Head Master of the Classical School, and Professor of Hebrew in the Royal Belfast Academical Institution.

February 26, Thomas, youngest son of Mr. Robert Henderson, Ann Street, Belfast.

February 22, at Kells, Dr. Caldwell, formerly of Coleraine, aged 72 years.

February 24, at Cargycroy, near Lisburn, Mr. John Graham, in his 84th year.

February 24, Samuel, son of Mr. Edward Gilmore, Donegall Pass, aged seven years.

February 24, at Limnaherry, Mary Anne Craig, second daughter of Mr. Robert Craig, aged 26 years.

February 22, at his residence, Seymour Street, Lisburn, Mr Henry Mulholland, aged 86 years, having been upwards of sixty years connected with the linen trade.

February 22, Mrs. Sarah L. Bell, Matron of the Newry Workhouse, aged 33 years.

February 15, at Ballyscullion House, Co. Londonderry, the infant daughter, and on Feb. 23rd, Florence, youngest daughter of H. S. B. Bruce, Esq., aged one year and four months, both of scarletina.

February 22, Eleanor, wife of Mr. Samuel Quinn, Millview, Saintfield, aged 44 years.

February 21, at Templecorran House, the residence of his brother-in-law, the Rev. J. Stuart, William Henry Esq., Demerara.

February 19, at Springfield Crescent, St. Helier's, Jersey, the Rev. Simon Foot, of Glennaghy, Portadown, County Armagh, eldest son of the late James Foot, Esq., of Banville, County Down, J.P.

January 21, at Boston, U.S., of rheumatism in the heart, from exposure, Henry Mant Smyth, aged 26 years, eldest son of the late Rev. Wm. St. John Smyth, Rector of Ballymoney, and Chancellor of Down, greatly beloved and respected for his amiability and strict integrity of character, leaving a widow and two infant children.

February 20, at Drumreagh House, County Tyrone, the residence of her father, Mary Grace, daughter of William Lowry, Esq.

February 18, at his residence, Whitehall, Co. Antrim, John White, Esq., aged 71 years.

January 25, at Wolverhampton, at the house of his friend, H. J. Mitchell, in his 73rd year, Mr. James Scruton, musician, father of the late Mrs. Cunningham, of the Theatre Royal, Belfast.

February 19, at her residence, Shipquay Street, Derry, Jane, wife of Arthur M'Corkell, Esq., solicitor.

February 19, after a protracted illness, aged 6 years and 7 months, John Gilmour, eldest son of Mr. Robert M'Vicker, of Derry.

February 16, at her residence, Killygarven, near Rathmullan, in the 96th year of her age, Catherine, relict of the late Mr. Thomas Smith.

December 27, at Meerut, India, suddenly, of disease of the heart, while out riding, Mr. William Carroll, late of H.M.'s 60th Rifles, 1st Battalion, aged 35 years.

February 18, at the residence of her son, Mr. Robert M'Clenaghan, No. 20, Mill Street, Belfast, Mrs. Francis M'Clenaghan.

February 20, at Ballynafeigh, Mr. Hugh Young, late of Malone, aged 80 years.

February 20, at No. 4, Clifton Terrace, Monkstown, Harriett, wife of John Littledale, Esq.

February 18, at Bow Street, Lisburn, Elisa, second daughter of Mr. William Young, aged five years.

February 16, William Harrison, of Little York Street, aged 96 years.

February 16, Mr. James Clendinning, of the Eglinton Tavern, Eglinton Street, aged 53 years.

January 26, at sea on his passage homeward, Lieut. James Julian Smith, 8th Madras Native Infantry, eldest surviving son of the Rev. James Smith, Strabane.

January 20, at Plantation, Bellevue, Demerara River, Alexander Holmes Kirkpatrick, member of the late firm of Johnston, Brothers, & Co., Georgetown, Demerara, and late of Larne.



On Wednesday a man named Patrick Kelly, in rather comfortable circumstances, and living on the banks of the canal at Athlone, was married to a woman named Greene. Kelly was a widower, aged about 65, and had children by his first wife. The bride was "fat, fair, and forty". During the performance of the marriage ceremony at the parish chapel Kelly's daughters broke into the house and divested it of every moveable article, which so affected the old man that he took to his bed, where in a few hours he was found by his wife a cold and stiffened corpse. An inquest was held on the body the following day, and a verdict of "Death by apoplexy" found by the jury. -- Westmeath Independent.

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On Thursday night week, as Mr James Young, of Tubbermore, was returning home from Magherafelt market, he was followed by three men and beat in a most unmerciful manner. When the party came up, one of them spoke friendly, and instantly seized Young, while sitting in the cart. Young soon extricated himself, but the remainder of the party coming up, maltreated him in a brutal manner, and while lying on the ground they attempted to drive his own horse and cart over him. The cries of Young brought a man to his rescue who threatened the party, and then they decamped. It appears that the party were all known; one of them is named M'Glone, from Killynumber; the other two are sons of James Brodley, of Anagh, better known in this locality by the name of "The Ribbonmen". Summonses are granted, and the case is pending the sitting of the Petty Sessions Court when it will be fully investigated. -- Armagh Guardian.

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Five lives lost by drowning.- An inquest was held on Monday, the 16th instant, at the Chapel of Aughnacloy, near Culdaff, by Hugh O'Donnell, Esq., M.D.,Coroner, on the bodies of James Bradley, Neill Doherty, Edward M'Loughlin, Patrick Crampsey, and David Bradley. It appears that these men left home on Saturday, the 14th inst., and proceeded to Port Redford, to bring home a boat which put in there for shelter the day previous. The sea being very rough, and three of them being very young and inexperienced, the boat capsized, and the above five were unfortunately lost. A sixth man, David Bradley, was saved byJohn M'Loughlin and James M'Carron, whose humanity and daring are most praiseworthy. Two of them have left a wife and family to mourn their loss. The five funerals proceeded together, on Monday, to Aughnacloy, where the wails of the friends and relatives of the deceased were most heart-rending. These people all belong to the townlands of Glengad and Carthage. -- Derry Journal.


Local Intelligence.

TEA. -- The number of pounds of tea entered for consumption at Belfast, for the week ending Feb. 21, was 23,157 lbs. against 21,708 lbs. the previous week, making a total of 201,300 lbs. since 1st Jan. last, against 363,362 lbs. same period last year.

LONDONDERRY MONUMENT. -- The foundation stone of the monument to the memory of the late Marquis of Londonderry, will be laid on Scrabo, by Sir R. Bateson Bart., on this day (Saturday). We anticipate a large assemblage at the ceremonial.

ACCIDENT. -- On Wednesday, a boy named Thomas Ewart, aged 14 years, was conveyed to the General Hospital, haring had his right hand severely lacerated by accident, in the "ringing" in a bleach-green where he was engaged.

We observe, by advertisement elsewhere in this day's paper, that arrangements hare been made that passengers can now leave Liverpool at five o'clock every evening for Belfast via Fleetwood, instead of as formerly at 4.10 p.m., thus giving them the advantage of nearly an hour extra in Liverpool, and which, we have no doubt, the public will fully appreciate.

MARK OF RESPECT TO A BELFAST MAN -- We are exceedingly happy to observe that Mr. J. C. Cramsie, formerly a resident of this town, but latterly connected with the Royal Insurance Company, Liverpool, has been presented with an elegant silver snuffbox, bearing a suitable inscription, on the occasion of his leaving that town for New York.

EMIGRATION. -- Within the last few days the emigration from this port has been greater than during the previous six weeks. On Saturday night, 70 persons left by the Blenheim for Liverpool -- the majority en route to New York. Twenty emigrants sailed on Monday night, and on Wednesday evening a number of persons left the quay bound for America aod Australia.

ACCIDENTS. -- Tuesday, a young lad named Hugh Highland, of Ballymaconaghy, was taken to the General Hospital, suffering from severe bruises about the ribs, caused by falling off a car which he was driving. He lies in a precarious state. Another lad, named James M'Ilherran, was also admitted, having had one of his fingers taken off and others injured by rollers in Mr Douglas's concern in Waring Street.

Surgeon Patrick, medical officer of the Carrickfergus Dispensary, has been appointed by the LordS Commissioners of the Admiralty, to be surgeon and agent to the sick and wounded seamen of her Majesty's navy stationed at Carrickfergus. Surgeon Patrick has also been appointed, by the Director-General, to the medical charge of the military and invalided Artillery stationed in the Castle.

CURIOUS ACCIDENT TO A TUG BOAT. -- On Tuesday, whilst the tug-boat Premier was engaged in taking a large schooner down the river, she was obliged to stop owing to a small vessel being in the way. The hawser then got foul of the funnel, and swept it clean out of the boat. The towing business was at an end in that case for the time being. The tug was brought alongside the wharf, and the funnel rolled out on the quay.

PRESENTATION. -- On Friday evening week, the committee of the Church of Ireland Young Men's Society presented Mr Robert L. Hamilton, the efficient Secretary of the society, with a valuable collection of standard volumes, in testimony of their appreciation of hts indefatigable efforts at all times for the benefit of the society, and especially of his able vindication of the Rev. Dr Cumming from the attacks lately made upon him in Belfast.

FIRE AND SUDDEN DEATH. -- Monday night, shortly before nine o'clock, a fire took place in a house in Sandy Row, but without doing any material damage to the premises. However, an elderly female, named Mrs Mary Kelly, who occupied the upper apartments of the house, was suffocated in her bed. It is supposed she had retired to reest, and forgot to extinguish the light, which set fire to the bed clothes, and was thus the cause of her death. An inquest was held on the following day, and a verdict of "Accidental Death" returned.

THE LATE REV. T. D. HINCKS, LL.D. -- Our obituary of this day contains tbo announcement of the death of the Rev. Dr. Hincks, which took place on Tuesday last, in this town, at the advanced age of ninety years. The Rev. Thomas Dix Hincks, LL.D., was descended from a family which has long held a respectable position in one of the Midland Counties in England; his parents had removed from Chester to Dublin a short time before his birth; in the latter city he was born, on the 24th of June, 1767.

BURGLARY. -- On Sunday night, the house of Mr Clements, 61, Shankhill Road, was broken into during the time the family were at Divine worship -- between 7 and 9 o'clock -- and a largo number of articles of wearing apparel. &c., extracted. The house was entered, it appears, by means of false keys, by the shop door; and beside the articles taken away three were a number of others lying in the shop, in a disarranged state, as if the parties had been alarmed. The doors and windows were found in the same state as they were left by the family on going to worship.

AWFULLY SUDDEN DEATH -- CORONER's INQUEST. --On Friday last, the 20th instant, a respectable man, of the name of William Magill, of Carnfannock. in the parish of Carncastle, died suddenly, having been apparently in robust health up to the moment of his death. The deceased had been a hard-working, industrious man, always temperate in his habits. Throughout the entire day on which he died, he worked peculiarly hard, levelling an old ditch and stubbing out the roots of old trees, but when the day's work was over he did not complain even of over-fatigue. In the course of the evening he stretched himself, as was sometimes his custom, along the hearth-stone, in front of the kitchen fire, where he lay resting himself for a short time. His sister, not noticing anything wrong with him, went out to milk, but when she returned, her attention was drawn to him by a sudden and unusual snore. She ran to him and put her hand under his head to raise him up, but life was extinct. An inquest was held on the body, by Alexander Markham, Esq., Coroner, and a highly-respectable jury. Dr Ferris, of Larne, stated, in evidence, that he was of opinion deceased's death was caused by apoplexy, which, he considered, was induced by the position in which he bad been lying before the fire, too much heat having been communicated to his system, together with the excitement of his day's labour. The jury returned a verdict of "Died by the visitation of God."


Military News


WAR-OFFICE, Feb. 24. -- The Queen has been graciously pleased to signify her intention to confer the decoration of the Victoria Cross on the undermentioned officers and men of her Majesty's Navy and Marines, and officers, non-commissioned officers and men of her Majesty's Army, who have been recommended to her Majesty for that decoration -- in accordance with the rules laid down in her Majesty's Warrant of the 29th of January, 1856 -- on account of acts of bravery performed by them before the enemy during the late war, viz.:--

Royal Navy (including the Naval Brigade employed on shore) and Royal Marines -- Cecil William Buckley, Commander; John Talbot Burgoyne, Commander; John Roberts, gunner; Henry Cooper, Boatswain; Joseph Trewavas, seaman; Joseph Kellaway, Boatswain; George Flott Day, Commander; John Edmund Commerell, Commander; William Rickard, Quartermaster.

Naval Brigade -- William Peel, Captain; Edward St. John Daniels, Midshipman; William Nathan Wright Hewett, Lieutenant; John Sullivan, Boatswain's Mate; John Shephard, Boatswain; Thomas Reeve, James Gorman, and Mark Scholefield, seamen; Henry James Raby, Commander; John Taylor, Captain of the Forcastle; Henry Curtis, Boatswain's Mate.

Baltic -- George Ingouville, Captain of the Mast; John Bythesea, Commander; William Johnstone, Stoker; Charles D. Lucas, Lieutenant.

Royal Marines -- George Dare Dowell, Lieutenant, R.M.A.; John Prettyjon, Corporal, R.M.; Thomas Williamson, Bombardier, R.M.A.


2nd Dragoons -- No. 774 Sergeant-Major John Grieve.

4th Light Dragoons -- No. 635 Private Samuel Parkes.

(Late) 11th Hussars -- Lieut. Alexander Robert Dunn.

17th Lancers -- Troop Sergeant-Major John Berryman.

Land Transport Corps (late) Royal Artillery -- Captain Andrew Henry.

Royal Artillery -- Brevet Lieutenant-Colonel Matthew Charles Dixon; Gunner and Driver Thomas Arthur.

Royal Engineers -- Lieutenant Gerald Graham; Lieutenant D. Lennox; No. 997 Corporal John Ross; No. 1,078 Corporal William J. Lendrim; No. 854 Sapper John Perie.

Grenadier Guards -- Brevet-Major Sir Charles Russell.

3rd Battalion Grenadier Guards -- No. 3,571 Private Anthony Palmer; No. 5,872 Sergeant Alfred Ablett.

Coldstream Guards -- Brevet-Major Gerald Littlehales Goodlake; No. 3,963 Private Wm. Stanlock; No. 4,787 Private George Strong.

Scotts Fusilier Guards -- Brevet-Major Robt. Jas. Lindsay; No. 3,234 Sergeant M'Kechnie; No. 3,368 Private William Reynolds.

2nd Battalion 1st Regt -- No. 1,672 Private Joseph Prosser.

3rd Regt. -- Brevet Lieut.-Colonel Frederick Fras. Maude; No. 2,649 Private John Connors.

7th -- No. 1,879 Private Matthew Hughes; No. 3,443 Private William Norman.

8th (late of the 90th) -- Ensign Andrew Moynihan.

17th -- Corporal (Lance Sergeant) Philip Smith.

19th -- No. 1,051 Private John Lyons.

23rd -- Brevet Lieutenant-Colonel Edward W D Bell; Lieutenant Luke O'Connor; No. 2,945 Corporal Robert Shields.

34th -- No. 3,837 Private William Coffee; No. 3,482 Private John J Sims.

41st -- Brevet Major Hugh Rowlands; Sergeant-Major Ambrose Madden.

44th -- No. 4,802 Sergeant William M'Wheeney.

47th -- No. 2,040 Private John M'Dermond.

49th -- Sergeant George Walters; Corporal James Owens.

55th -- Private Thos. BeechBrevet-Major Fredk. C Elton.

57th -- No. 1,971 Private Charles M'Corrie.

68th -- Captain T D Courcy Hamilton; Private John Byrne.

77th -- No. 2,600 Sergeant John Park; No. 2,239 Private Alexander Wright.

90th -- No. 2,232 Private John Alexander.

97th -- Brevet-Major Charles Henry Lumley; Sergeant John Coleman.

1st Battalion Rifle Brigado -- Brevet-Major Hon. Henry H Clifford; Captain William James Cunninghame; Brevet-Major Claude Thomas Bouchier; Private F Wheatley.

2nd Battalion Rifle Brigade -- Lieutenant John Knox; No. 2,074 Private R M'Gregor; No. 2,638 Private Robert Humpston; No. 3,471 Private Joseph Bradshaw.

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Captain Dynon, 16th Lancers, inventor of the new lance exercise, has arrived in Kilkenny to give instructions in the exercise to the men in garrison.

F. F. Collins, Esq., Veterinary Surgeon, 16th Lancers, has arrived from Longford to inspect the horses of the troops quartered at Kilkenny.

The number of troops who have volunteered for various Indian corps at Chatham is about 100, the whole of whom will join their troops at Chatham Barracks.

DEPARTURE OF TROOPS. -- One officer, one sergeant, and twenty-five privates, volunteers from the 88th Regiment to the 5th Regiment of Infantry, embarked at Dublin on Friday on board the Trafalgar for Liverpool.

The Order in Council, which has just received the sanction of her Majesty for the reduction of the corps of Royal Marines, provides that the established number of companies in the entire corps shall be 104 of light infantry, each consisting of one captain, two lieutenants, 11 non-commissioned officers, three buglers, and 101 privates. There will be 14 artillery companies, each to consist of one captain, four lieutenants, 20 non-commissioned officers, six bombardiers, three buglers, and 152 gunners, making the whole establishment as follows:-- Divisional companies, 12,272; Artillery, 2,604; Staff, 74.

Lieutenant (Redan) Massy is appointed Captain in the Military Train Corps.

ARMY REDUCTION. -- The army estimates are, it is said, to be cut down by another half million, and the saving is to be effected by reducing each regiment of infantry from 1,000 to 850 rank and file. This will not, however, affect the officers, as the number of companies will remain as at present, viz., twelve per regiment. The cavalry and artillery are not to be changed from their present establishments. -- Freeman's Journal.





At this port, on the 22nd instant, the Maryann, West, the Agnes, Murphy, both from Maryport: the Hope, Kelly, from Campbelton; on the 23rd, the Active, M' Areavey, from Campbelton: the Neptune, Grant, from Troon; on the 24th, the F.M.C., M'Ilvenna, the Guess, Bickerstaff, both from Liverpool; and the Ant, Hogan, from Troon -- Joseph M'Nally and Son, agents.

At this port on the 23rd instant, the barque May Pitman, from St. John, N.B., with a cargo of deals, &c. -- Thomas G. Folingsby and Co., consignees and agents.

At this port, on the 23rd instant, the Henry and Ellen, Hesketh, from Dundalk. -- A. Forrest and Co., agents.

At Swansea, on the 20th instant, the Coquette, from Genoa.

At this port, on the 19th instant, the Margaret, Nelson, from Workington; the Port, Peters, from Maryport. -- A. Forrest and Co., agents.

At Halifax, N.S., on the 12th instant, the Genera 1 Williams, Johnston, from Liverpool and Belfast; and the Alpha, Curry, from Demerara.

At Liverpool, on the 21st instant, the Dauntless, Jones, from Palermo; the Mary Wilson, Owen, from Gibraltar.

At Strangford, on the 20th instant, the Margaret and Elizabeth, Roberta, from Belfast.

At Maryport, on the 20th instant, the Barbara, M'Millan, from Belfast.

At Portrush, on the 20th instant, the Garland, M'Lachlan, from Glasgow, and proceeded for Derry.

At Newport, on the 21st instant, the Hinds, Evans.

At Queenstown, on the 20th inst., the Princess Royal, Strong, from Constantinople; the Alpha, Curry, from Ibrail.


From Ardrossan, on the 19th instant, the Huel, Woywode, for Stettin.

From Charleston, on the 3rd instant, the Persian, Howard, for Liverpool.

Front Callao, on the 31st Dec., the Epaminondas, for the Chinchas.

From Liverpool, on the 22nd instant, the Betty, for Belfast.

From Hamburg, on the 20th instant, the Voltigeur, Klein, for La Guayra and Puerto Cabello.

From Table Bay, on the 8th Dec., the Alma, Edwards, for Mossel Bay.

From Algoa Bay, on the 29th Nov, the Arabian, Trounsell, for East London.

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DAYS OF SAILING OF PACKET BOATS. -- Southampton station:-- Mails are despatched from London evey 7th, 17th, and 27th of every month, for Lisbon, Spain, and Gibraltar. On the 4th and 20th of every month, for Gibraltar, Malta, Egypt, Ceylon, and India. 4th of every month for Penang, Singapore, and China. 2nd and 17ih of every month for British Colonies in the West Indies (except Honduras and Bahamas), foreign colonies, &c., in West Indies (except Havana), California, Venezuela, New Granada, Chili, Peru, and Grey Town (St. Juan de Nicaragua). 2nd of every month only, for Mexico and Havana. 17th of every month for Honduras and Bahamas. 9th of every month for Lisbon, Madeira, Brazil, Buenos Ayres, and Falkland Islands. Morning of the 24th of February, for Australia. Evenings of every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, for Jersey and Guernsey. Dartmouth Station:-- Evening of the 5th of every month, for Cape of Good Hope, Mauritius, Ceylon, India, &c. Plymouth Station:-- 23rd of every month; for Maderia, Teneriffe, and West Coast of Africa. Liverpool Station:-- Evening of every Friday, for British America and the United States.


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