North Down Herald - 6 February 1914


MANN -- January 29th, at Cotswold, Bangor, the wife of W. A. R. Mann -- a daughter.


CHARLEY--LUCIE-SMITH -- January 13, at The Chapel, Bishop's Lodge, Kingston, Jamaica, by Rev. Canon Wortley, John Howell Charley, Jamaica Constabulary, son of P. H. Charley, Cultra, County Down, to Marie Dorothy, only daughter of Hon. J. B. Lucie-Smith, Maryfield, Kingston, Postmaster-General for Jamaica.

WORKMAN--STEELE-NICHOLSON -- January 28th, at the Parish Church, Bangor, Co. Down, by the Rev. Canon J. Irvine Peacocke, B.D., William Elliot Hill Workman, Captain 3rd Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers, youngest son of the late Thomas Workman, J.P., of Craigdarragh, Co. Down, to Eveline Dorothy, youngest daughter of James Steele-Nicholson, of Ballow House, Bangor, Co. Down, and Talmore House, Co. Donegal.


HAWTHORNE -- February 2nd, died, at his residence, 4, Walmer Terrace, Holywood, George William Hawthorne, late Principal Muckamore No. 1 National School.

KILLEN -- 2nd February, at 8, Dufferin Villas, Ballyholme, Bangor, County Down, Martha, daughter of late Rev. W. D. Killen, D.D., LL.D. President Assembly's College, Belfast.

MARTIN -- January 31st, at the residence of John Pools, Rockburn, Newtownards, Margaret, relict of the late John Martin, Ballycranmore, Kirkcubbin.

RICHARDSON -- January 30, at her parents' residence, 1, Springfield Rd., Bangor, Co. Down, Agnes J., eldest and beloved daughter of William and Mrs. Richardson.

SMALL -- Suddenly, at her residence, Ingledene, Bangor, Katherine E. K. Small, widow of the late Samuel S. Small, of Keady, Co. Armagh.


In Clandeboye Lake.


The mystery surrounding the disappearance of a Clandeboye man, named Samuel Lockhart, who was last seen alive on 2nd January, at Conlig, was cleared up yesterday morning by the discovery of his dead body in the lake on the Dufferin estate at Clandeboye.

Information was conveyed to the police at Crawfordsburn at 8.30 in the morning by a man named Connolly, that he had noticed Lockhart's body floating on the surface of the water. Sergeant Little and Constable Fitzpatrick had the body removed from the lake. Intimation of the fact was communicated to the coroner for North Down (Dr. Samuel Wallace).

Lockhart, who was an unmarried man of 50 years, had lived with an uncle at Ballygilbert. He is reported on the day of his disappearance, to have made use of the expression that he would never be seen again.

Dr. Samuel Wallace, Coroner for North Down, held an inquest on the body at Clandeboye yesterday afternoon.

Archibald Lockhart gave evidence of identification. The deceased, who was about fifty years of age and unmarried, was his nephew, and, prior to his disappearance, lodged witn him at Ballyleidy. On the morning of the 2nd ult., at about 8 o'clock, witness and the deceased were going to Helen's Bay. Witness spoke to him about his drinking habits, and the annoyance it caused him lamd his wife. Witness did not tell him that they would keep him no longer, but told him that it would be better for him to go to Mr. M'Queen, the landsteward, and get a cottage for himself, and offered to give him a bed and some furniture. On the night previous the deceased had been drunk, and, indeed, had been drinking for a long time previous to his disappearance. After the conversation the deceased left witness, going in the direction of the house. Witness followed him back to the house, but on his arrival his wife told him that the deceased had left immediately in the direction of Conlig. Witness never saw him alive again.

Mrs. Mary Cooper, Conlig. stated that on the 2nd ult. the deceased came to her public-house at about 11.30 a.m., and remained until abont 5 p.m. He had about three bottles of stout and half a glass of whisky. He was not drunk when he left her house, although he was not quite sober. He appeared well able to look after himself, and was quite capable of going home.

The Coroner: What was he doing in your house from 11.30 in the morning to 5 o'clock in the eveing -- He wasn't doing anything, but he had his dinner with us.

You are sure that the only drink he had during those five hours was three bottles of stout and a half-glass of whiskey? -- Yes.

William M'Gimpsey, Conlig, stated that on the night on the 2nd ult. Samuel Lockhart came into his house at about 5.30 o'clock. He was under the influence of drink, but was not drunk. He remained until 8 o'clock, and prior to his departure he had tea with witness. He then accompanied Lockhart for about 500 yards up the Tower Road, leading past the lake to Clandeboye. The deceased was able to walk quite steadily, and appeared quite capable of going home. He did not say whether he was going home or not, but he was going in the direction of the place where he lived.


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