Hello all The following extracts are transcribed from the Saunders Newsletter of the mentioned dates.
7 February 1774 died At Newtown Limavady, Mr. John King, merchant Londonderry Assizes- trials commenced Monday 17th Apr. 1797 Two men by the name MILLER were indicted for taking a gun from the habitation of David HYNDMAN were acquitted on that charge, but found guilty of being concerned in a riot and unlawful assembly and received a sentence to be imprisoned 2 years and to be publicly whipped at the end of 6 months Walter GRAHAM and some others, whose trials were postponed from the last assizes were acquitted, the witnesses having absconded. Thomas MOORE who had sworn examinations against some United Irishmen, which he which he denied when called on the table, was convicted of perjury and sentenced to be transported for 7 years, and stand once in the pillory, where he was roughly handled by the populace Richardson BOARDMAN convicted during the Assizes of the same offense received a severe public whipping and was ordered for transportation Shelburne KINKEAD was indicted for being present at a riotous assembly - a soldier who was the prosecutor, not being able identify him positively, he was acquitted William DAVISON was indicted for administering oaths to a soldier of the Tipperary Regiment at Londonderry, to be true to the French and to keep the secrets of the United Irishmen. After trial and an excellent charge from the Solicitor General, the Jury, without hesitation, found the prisoner guilty. Sentence of transportation for life immediately followed and he was instantly handed over from the dock, into the custody of a strong guard to be transmitted to Newgate. This young man was a native of Derry, of good connections and in a decent line of business. Michael ABRAHAM and 2 others were indicted for appearing in arms and unusual disguises were acquitted but the person who had been bound over to prosecute them was convicted of perjury. William STEWART pleaded guilty to 2 capital indictments, the first which was for shooting at Rowley HILL Esq. Mr. HILL with great generosity interfered with the court in his favour, in consequence of which the Judges were pleased to intimate their intention of recommending him to mercy. John DOGHERTY pleaded guilty to a capital indictment for taking arms and some favourable circumstances in his conduct appearing, the court was pleased to extend the same hopes to him. James HAMILTON was found guilty of endeavouring to obtain ball cartridges from some of the soldiery and sentenced to 2 years imprisonment. 9 January 1799 died At Colerain Mr. James HUTCHENSON merchant cheers~ Teena -- www.cotyrone.com http://lists.cotyrone.com/mailman/listinfo/ulsterancestry https://www.facebook.com/groups/CoTyroneIrelandGenealogy/ _______________________________________________ UlsterAncestry@cotyrone.com UlsterAncestry Mailing List Searchable Archives: https://firstname.lastname@example.org/ http://lists.cotyrone.com/mailman/listinfo/ulsterancestry Website: https://cotyrone.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/CoTyroneIrelandGenealogy/