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Magheralone Townland in Kilmore Parish

A One-Place Study

Magheralone1920s Magheralone townland
Photo above c. 1920 shows the Savage farm in Magheralone
References;
DS 2010 p81
The photo above shows John Rice's farm in Magheralone . John died in 2002 aged 92.

 

The Blackstaff River runs through Magheralone townland which is about 7km SE of Ballynahinch town.It consists of 871 acres and is the site of ancient Catholic chapel from Penal times. This chapel was called Shankill and in 1870 was in James McGauran's field. It was also called Killylone. O('L V1 p 92) The name Magheralone name means ‘Plain of Luan’or “ Owen’s plain, the grass plain or plain of the lamb”. In land leases of 1770, the townland was divided into four Quarters named- Drumind, MaGwire, Bighouse & Wood. I haven't been able to find a map showing where these quarters were. It was owned by the Forde family of Seaforde before the tenants were able to purchase their own land around 1890.

Magheralone was transferred from Loughinisland parish to Kilmore parish in 1718 & again in 1897, Father Crickard transfered Magheralone & Teconnaught townlands to Kilmore parish, thus providing Father James McArdle, parish priest of Kilmore, with a magnificent site on Annacloy Road for the Holy Family Church, blessed and dedicated on Easter Sunday, 1899.

In 1659 there were 0 English/Scots & 12 Catholic families here. On his tombstone of 1774, John Savage is noted as being leat of Maharaloon.

In the Census of 1911, there were 53 inhabited houses and 6 uninhabited houses in this townland. There were 53 families comprising of 117 males and 123 females of which 98 were Catholic, 18 Protestant & 7 Presbyterian. There were quite a few new families represented with some of the older families having moved or died out. Most now owned their own homes and farms and a few of the larger landowners had swallowed up the smaller holdings and were leasing out the original cottages without land attached. We see the appearance of council houses. Some of these families travelled to the mills in Drumaness for work. Some children were working in the mill at 14 whilst others still at school at 17. Several were born 'across the water' married to locals hinting at seasonal work migration. There was sometimes a large gap in the ages of spouses, often the woman was older than her husband. Child death rate was reasonable. Many of the Catholic children spoke both Irish & English showing effective schooling.
The Carvill, Grieve, Cleland, Dorrian, Magoran, Maguire, Marner, Nelson, Reid, Rice & Rogan families had continuous occupation in this townland from early 1800s to 1911 and beyond.


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to read an article on an assault in this townland in 1852
Click here to see the full Griffiths Valuations listings of 1863

Click here to see its position on a townland map

NEWS:
12th January 1839; The Effects of the Big Wind
At Kilmore: Kilmore and its vicinity have suffered severely from the storm of Sunday night last, houses unroofed, some totally and others partially; several families had to leave their houses and expose themselves almost naked to the "pelting of the pitiless storm." One family especially, with a child unwell and the wife a short time confined had to leave their house and remain exposed to the inclemency of the weather. Rademon Wood has suffered much; one would think that the woodman had set his mark on every large fir and laid it prostrate on the ground; trees that have stood the blast for ages are laid low. One of the pinnacles lately erected on the church tower was blown down and carried through the roof of the Church. A person of the name Carvill, who lives convenient to the church, had his stable blown down and a fine mare much injured with its fall. Scarcely a stack-yard in the neighbourhood but had its contents laid prostrate or scattered to the winds. Lissara flax mill is totally unroofed. DR*

 

Agnew Anderson Bailie Bingham Brennan Canavan
Carr Carvill Casement Cleland Coghlan/Cochlan .
  Connor/ Conagher Craney/ Creeney Davidson Dorian Dornan
Dougan Fitzpatrick Forde Graffin Graham Green
Grieves Hall Hanvey Harper Herald  
Kelly Kennedy Kerr Lewis McAllister McCleland
McCormick McCoy . McGauran / Magoran
McGoran
McGraffin McGrath
McGuire McLeagh McLean McMullen McNamara .
Madine/ McDine/ Madden Maguire Marner Martin Mulholland Mullan
Murdock Murnin Nelson Nixon Orr Pray
. Reid . Rice Rodgers .
Rogan Savage Thompson Turner Walsh Willis

 

Peter AGNEW (farmer) & Catherine AGNEW (widow) , of Bighouse Quarter, leased 8 acres from Matthew Forde Esq. 1 Nov 1769 for 31 years & annual rent of £4.11.7 (PRONI D566/27 )
James AGNEW , a farmer of Bighouse Quarter, leased 8 acres from Matthew Forde Esq. 1 Nov 1769 for 31 years & annual rent of £4.11.7 (PRONI D566/32)


Thomas ANDERSON leased a house in 1863 from David Reid- GV

 

In 1911 Census, William BAILIE leased dwelling #19 from John Orr. It was made of stone with a thatched roof and 3 windows facing the front. He didn't have any outhouses and the family lived in 2 rooms.
William BAILIE aged 39 a general labourer, married 20 years with 12 children born & 8 still alive. His wife Eliza aged 41 & their children Robert aged 20 a general labourer, single & James aged 18 a general labourer, single & Margaret aged 16 a doffer in flax spinning factory, single & Jane aged 13 a linen spinner in flax spinning factory, single & Daniel aged 12 at school & William aged 8 at school & Lizzie aged 6 at school & John aged 3. All Catholic & older ones all could read & write.

 

James BRENNAN died 6 Feb 1936; husband of Elizabeth who died 1942; father of Margaret, Susan & Thomas; buried Teconnaught Catholic graveyard

 

In 1911 Census, Mary CANAVAN leased dwelling # 28 from James Orr. It was made of stone with a thatched roof and 1 window facing the front. The family lived in 2 rooms with no outhouses.
Mrs. Mary CANAVAN aged 50 a widow & flax spinner in linen spinning factory. Her son Gordon aged 18, single a general labourer. Both Presbyterian a could read& write.

 

Patrick CARR b. 1859; husband of Mary; a farmer in 1901 Census

 

Margaret CARVILL , a widow of Drumid Quarter, leased 12 acres from Matthew Forde Esq. 1 Nov 1769 for 31 years & annual rent of £ 5.15.11 (PRONI D566/36)
William CARVIL , a farmer , leased 3 acres from Matthew Forde Esq. 1 Nov 1806 for 16 years & annual rent of £4.4.3 plus fees of £8.8.6 (PRONI D566/181 )
James CARVIL , a farmer , leased 5 acres from Matthew Forde Esq. 1 Nov 1806 for 16 years & annual rent of £6.0.5 plus fees of £13.13.4 (PRONI D566/184 )
In 1815 & 1821 James CARVILL was registered as a freehold landholder from Matthew Forde- FR
In 1815 William CARVILL was registered as a freehold landholder from Matthew Forde- FR

In 1833 James CARVILLE leased land -TAB
In 1833 John CARVILLE leased land- TAB
In 1833 William CARVILLE leased land- TAB

In 1863, Hugh CARVILL leased a house & 9 acres from William B. Forde- GV & leased out the house next door to John Carvill
Hugh CARVILL, husband of Susan Rogan; father of Margaret Ann b. 1868 & Hugh b. 1870 & Felix b. 1873- registered Ballynahinch

Patrick CARVILL leased a house & 21 acres in 1863 from William B. Forde- GV
Patrick CARVILL, husband of Mary Greer, father of Mary Ann b. 1865; registered Ballynahinch

In 1911 Census, Mary CARVILLE owned dwelling # 12 which was made of stone with a thatched roof and 4 windows facing the front. She had 6 outhouses and the family lived in 3 rooms.
Mrs. Mary CARVILL aged 71 a farmer & a widow, could read only. Living with her children Annie Margaret aged 35, single & Peter aged 30 a farmer's son, single , both could read & write. All Catholic.


Mary CARVILLE also leased dwelling #13 from Thomas CARVILLE of USA. It was made of stone with a thatched roof and 3 windows facing the front. She had 6 outhouses and the family lived in 4 rooms.
Mrs. Mary CARVILL aged 54 a farmer, b. England, married 31 years with 9 children born & 7 still alive. Living with her children , Catherine E. aged 30 a reeler in spinning factory, single & Rose W. aged 23 also a reeler, single & Maggie Teresa aged 21, also a reeler & single & Thomas Ambrose aged 15, farmer's son, single & George Patrick aged 12 at school. All Catholic & could read & write.

In 1911 Census, Hugh CARVILL leased dwelling #38 from John McLean. It was made of stone with a thatched roof and 2 windows facing the front. He had 1 outhouse and the family lived in 2 rooms.
Hugh CARVILL aged 45 an agricultural labourer; married 7 years with 2 children born & 2 still alive .His wife Catherine aged 38, a dressmaker. Their children William aged 4 & Edward son aged 2 . All Catholic & adults could read & write.

In 1911 Census, James CARVILL, leased dwelling # 43 from James REID. It was made of stone with a thatched roof and 2 windows facing the front. The family lived in 2 rooms with no outhouses.
James CARVILL aged 71 a general labourer & a widower who could read only . Living with his daughter Eacy aged 37 , single who could read & write. Both Catholic.


In 1768 John CLELAND was registered as a freehold landholder from Mr Forde- FR
In 1768 & 1783 James CLELAND was registered as a freehold landholder from Mr Forde- FR
In 1768 & 1783 William CLELAND was registered as a freehold landholder from Mr Forde- FR
In 1815 & 1821 James CLELAND was registered as a freehold landholder from Matthew Forde- FR (twice)
In 1815 & 1821 Matthew CLELAND was registered as a freehold landholder from Matthew Forde- FR
In 1815 & 1821 Hugh CLELAND was registered as a freehold landholder from James Cleland - FR
In 1815 & 1821 William CLELAND was registered as a freehold landholder - FR
In 1815 William CLELAND was registered as a freehold landholder from Hugh Cleland - FR
In 1815 James CLELAND was registered as a freehold landholder from William Cleland - FR
In 1822 Hans CLELAND was registered as a freehold landholder from James Cleland - FR
In 1821 & 1829 William CLELAND was registered as a freehold landholder from Matthew Forde- FR

In 1833 Hans CLELAND leased land- TAB
In 1833 Hugh CLELAND leased land- TAB
In 1833 James CLELAND leased land- TAB
In 1833 John CLELAND leased land -TAB
In 1833 Moses CLELAND leased land- TAB
In 1833 Robert CLELAND leased land- TAB ;husband of Ann MARNER; father of Margaret, James, Robert (d. 1902 at Shrigley) & Samuel. In 1834 when Robert died, the lease passed to one-third each to "Widow Robert Cleland" "Moses Cleland" and "James Cleland" .
In 1833 William CLELAND leased land- TAB; husband of Agnes/ Nancy Maxwell; father of Agnes

James CLELAND died 1834 aged 54; buried Kilmore Presbyterian graveyard
John CLELAND died 1 Sep 1845 aged 54; husband of Anne Minnis; buried Kilmore Presbyterian graveyard
Ann CLELAND died 2 Nov 1847 aged 27; daughter of James Cleland; buried Kilmore Presbyterian

John CLELAND senior leased a house & 18 acres in 1863 from William B. Forde & leased out 2 houses next door to Grace & William Cleland - GV
John CLELAND (Taylor) leased a house 7& 18 acres in 1863 from William B. Forde
David CLELAND leased a house & 20 acres in 1863 from William B. Forde- GV
James CLELAND leased a house & 21 acres in 1863 from William B. Forde- GV. His daughter Ann d. 1847 aged 27 & his daughter Martha Orr d. 1924 aged 97- MIs
William CLELAND leased a house & 15 acres in 1863 from William B. Forde- G V

Mrs.Elizabeth CLELAND of Magheralone , widow of a farmer; died 4 Jul 1865 aged 77 of old age (death registered by John Orr of Magheralone) -CR
Mrs. Isabella CLELAND died 14 Nov 1867 aged 38, from ulceration of the stomach; farmer's wife; regt by Samuel Cleland-CR

In 1911 Census, Matthew CLELLAND leased dwelling # 31 which was owned by William J. CLELAND. It was made of stone with slate roof and window facing the front. He had 1 outhouse and the family lived in 2 rooms.
Matthew CLELAND aged 42 a carpenter, married 14 years with 7 children born & 4 still alive. His wife Maggie aged 40 & their children Agnes H. aged 11 a scholar & William Orr Cleland aged 10 a scholar & David aged 8 a scholar & Sarah aged 6 a scholar; all Presbyterian & could read & write.

In 1911 Census, William John CLELANDowned dwelling #35 which was made of stone with a slate roof and 5 windows facing the front. He had 5 outhouses and the family were living in 5 rooms.
William John CLELAND aged 42 a farmer, married 10 years with 3 children born & still alive His wife Agnes Ann aged 27. Their children Sara Agnes aged 6 a scholar & William M. S. aged 2 & Ida Mary aged 8 months. Also his brother , Hugh Robert CLELAND aged 35, a farmer's son ,single; all Presbyterian & could read & write. Also James CROSKERY, farm servant; aged 71 a Catholic who could not read, single .


James & Bryan COGHELAN , farmers of Drumin Quarter, leased 16 acres from Matthew Forde Esq. 1 Nov 1769 for 31 years & annual rent of £8.4.9(PRONI D566/21)
Terrence COGHELAN , with Patrick Rice, Patrick MaGwire, Patrick McGoran & Nale Mullan (farmers) , leased 22 acres in Drumid Quarter from Matthew Forde Esq. 1 Nov 1769 for 31 years for annual rent of £12.11.1 (PRONI D566/21)
Terence COGHLAN , a farmer , leased 5 acres from Matthew Forde Esq. 1 Nov 1806 for 16 years & annual rent of £7.8.0 plus fees of £14.16.0 (PRONI D566/183 )
James COGHLAN , a farmer , leased 8 acres from Matthew Forde Esq. 1 Nov 1810 for 11 years & annual rent of £9.6.7 plus fees of £18 (PRONI D566/235 )
Eneas COCHLAN , a farmer , leased 8 acres from Matthew Forde Esq. 1 Nov 1810 for 11 years & annual rent of £9.6.7 plus fees of £18 (PRONI D566/236 )
In 1815 Terence COCHLAN
was registered as a freehold landholder from Matthew Forde- FR
In 1816 Eneas COGHANwas registered as a freehold landholder from Matthew Forde- FR
In 1818 James COGHLAN was registered as a freehold landholder from Matthew Forde- FR
In 1833 Ennis COGHLAN leased land - TAB
In 1833 James COGHLAN leased land -TAB

James & Edward COGHLAN leased 2 houses & 25 acres in 1863 from William B. Forde- GV

Miss Betty COGHLAN/Coughlan a housekeeper aged 61 , daughter of John Coghlan (a farmer of Magheralone) married Hugh Marner aged 63 of Magheralone 8 Jun 1874 a Loughinisland catholic Church (RI)


Patrick CONAGHER- assaulted in sectarian violence 18 Oct 1833; click here for account

Cornelius CONNOR leased a house in 1863 from James Nelson - GV


John CREENEY leased a house in 1863 from John Nelson - GV

John CRANEY married Lissie Marner in 1890


John DAVIDSON leased 1 acre in 1863 from William B. Forde- GV

William DORRIAN , a farmer , leased 8 acres from Matthew Forde Esq. 1 Nov 1806 for 15 years & annual rent of £10.13.10 plus fees of £21.7.8 (PRONI D566/185 )
James DORRIAN , a farmer , leased 4 acres from Matthew Forde Esq. 1 Nov 1806 for 16 years & annual rent of £5.3.0 plus fees of £10.6.0 (PRONI D566/199 )
In 1815 & 1821 William DORIAN was registered as a freehold landholder from Matthew Forde- FR
In 1818 Bernard DORIAN was registered as a freehold landholder from Matthew Forde- FR
In 1833 Bernard DORIAN leased land- TAB

W. DORRIAN died 3 Sep 1835 aged 92; buried Loughinisland graveyard
Mary DORRIAN died 31 Oct 1843 aged 23; buried Loughinisland graveyard

Bernard DORIAN leased a house & 36 acres in 1863 from William B. Forde- GV
Francis DORIAN leased a house & 14 acres in 1863 from William B. Forde- GV

Bernard DORRIAN died 6 Feb 1864 aged 77; buried Kilmore graveyard; will probated 24 Mar 1864 (PRONI T662/276)
On 25 Jun 1853, Francis DORIAN was named in an assault charge; DR* (possibly husband of Margaret who d. 1896 aged 62 years ; buried Kilmore graveyard

In 1911 Census, John DORRIAN owned dwelling # 2 which was made of stone with a slate roof and 7 windows facing the front. He had 7 outhouses and the family lived in 7 rooms.
John DORRIAN, aged 50 a a farmer; married 12 years with 2 children born & both still alive. His wife Margret aged 44. Their children James aged 10 & Margret aged 8, both at school. All Catholic and parents could read & write. Also James DOUGAN aged 55, farm servant, single, could not read.


Sisley DORNAN (widow of Bryan DORNAN , a farmer ) of Bighouse Quarter, leased 6 acres from Matthew Forde Esq. 1 Nov 1769 for 31 years & annual rent of £3.12.4 (PRONI -D566/28)
James DORNAN leased land in 1833-TAB

James DORNAN leased a house & 11 acres in 1863 from William B. Forde- GV
Mary DORNAN leased a house in 1863 from William B. Forde- GV


Margaret FITZPATRICK leased a house in 1863 from John Nelson - GV

In 1863- William B. FORDE owned all of the land in this townland- GV

In 1911 Census, Johnston GRAHAM leased dwelling #24 from John Orr. It was made of stone with a thatched roof and 2 windows facing the front. The family lived in 2 rooms with no outbuildings.
Johnston GRAHAM aged 60, an agricultural labourer, married 30 years with no children. His wife Agnes aged 70. Both Presbyterian & could tread & write.

In 1911 Census, Dominick GREENE owned dwelling #5 which was made of stone with a thatched roof and 2 windows facing the front. He had 6 outhouses and the family lived in 3 rooms.
Dominick GREENE a farmer, married 13 years with 7 children born & all still alive. His wife Elizabeth aged 37. Their children Ellen aged 12 & Mary aged 11 & Patrick aged 9 & Dominick aged 6 (all at school) & Bernard aged 4 & Matthew aged 2 & Hugh aged 7 months. All Catholic & the older ones could read & write.

Francis GRIEVE , a farmer of Bighouse Quarter, leased 12 acres from Matthew Forde Esq. 1 Nov 1769 for 31 years & annual rent of £5.15.1 (PRONI D566/11)
Francis GRIEVE , a farmer , leased 5 acres from Matthew Forde Esq. 1 Nov 1806 for 16 years & annual rent of £7.3.10 plus fees of £14.7.8 (PRONI D566/194)

In 1815 Francis GRIEVE was registered as a freehold landholder from Matthew Forde- FR
In 1818 Edward GRIEVE was registered as a freehold landholder from Matthew Forde- FR
In 1828, Mass was heard in the home of Edward GRIEVES- LCB p 36

In 1833 Francis GRIEVE leased land-TAB
In 1833 James GRIEVE leased land- TAB

Richard GRIEVES leased a house & 12 acres in 1863 from William B. Forde -GV
Edward GRIEVES leased a house & 14 acres in 1863 from William B. Forde- GV

In 1911 Census, Catherine GRIEVE owned dwelling #54 which was made of stone with a thatched roof and 2 windows facing the front. She had 5 outhouses and the family lived in 2 rooms
Mrs. Catherine GRIEVE aged 70, could read only,a widow& a farmer & her son Edward aged 36 a general labourer ,single could read & write. Both Catholic.


In 1837, S. HALL of Magheralone was executor in the will of Solomon Charley- IIW # 12182

John HARPER leased a house in 1863 from John Nelson - GV

Thomas HERALD , a farmer , leased 3 acres from Matthew Forde Esq. 1 Nov 1812 for 9 years & annual rent of £3.8.3 plus fees of £6 (PRONI D566/278)

Patrick KELLY , a farmer of Bighouse Quarter, leased 6 acres from Matthew Forde Esq. 1 Nov 1769 for 31 years & annual rent of £3.12.4 (PRONI D566/20 )
Patrick KELLY , a farmer , leased 5 acres from Matthew Forde Esq. 1 Nov 1806 for 16 years & annual rent of £9.10.0 plus fees of £19 (PRONI D566/180 )

In 1911 Census, John KENNEDY leased dwelling #49 from Thomas NELSON of Tievenadarragh. It was made of stone with a thatched roof and one window facing the front. The family lived in 3 rooms with no outhouses.
John KENNEDY aged 43 a general laborer; married 23 years with 5 children born & all still alive & his wife Mary aged 40 ,flax spinner in linen spinning factory & their children James aged 21 a general labourer ,single & Mary aged 18 a flax spinner in line spinning factory, all could read & write single & Hugh aged 4. All Catholic.

John KERR leased a house & 4 acres in 1863 from William B. Forde- GV

In 1911 Census, Patrick KERR owned dwelling #37 which was made of stone with a slate roof and one window facing the front. He had 1 outhouse and the family lived in one room. He was 46 years, a farmer, single & Catholic

Miss Mary KERR married Patrick Marner in 1912; PE


In 1911, Thomas LEWIS, owned dwelling #1 which was made of stone with a slate roof and 4 windows facing the front. He had 7 outbuildings and the family lived in 5 rooms.
Thomas LEWIS, aged 67, a blacksmith & farmer, married 33 years with 6 children born & all still living; b. Co. Armagh; his wife Mary aged 53 b. Co Down. Their children Thomas aged 29 an engine.... at the works; William aged 26 , a farmer's son & Mary Lyn aged 15, at home; All could read & write & were Church of Ireland.

In 1911 Census, David McALLISTER leased dwelling # 46 from James Reid. It was made of stone with a slate roof and one window facing the front. The family lived in 5 rooms with no outhouses.
David John McALLISTER aged 49, cannot read, an agricultural labourer; married 30 years with 7 children born & 6 still alive. His wife Emily aged 57, could read only. Their children Mary aged 25 , no occupation, single b. Scotland & Agnes aged 21 a dressmaker , single b. Scotland & David aged 16 a general labourer , b. C o Down, single. Also Sarah their granddaughter, aged 3; all Church of Ireland. Also John BINGHAM his, father in law, aged 91; deaf ,widower, Presbyterian.

Samuel McCLELAND leased a house & 26 acres in 1863 from William B. Forde- GV

In 1911 Census, Rose Ann McCORMICK leased dwelling # 44 from James Reid, It was made of stone with a thatched roof and 1 window facing the front. The family lived in one room with no outhouses.
Miss Rose Ann McCormickaged 38 a flax spinner in a linen spinning factory, single, Catholic & could read & write

In 1911 Census, James McCOY leased dwelling # 23 from Patrick Magoran of Sevaghan. It was made of stone with a thatched roof and 2 windows facing the front. He was was living in 2 rooms with no outhouses, aged 53,a general labourer, single, a Catholic & could read & write.

Patrick McGORAN, with Terrence Coghelan, Patrick MaGwire, Patrick Rice & Nale Mullan (farmers) , leased 22 acres in Drumid Quarter from Matthew Forde Esq. 1 Nov 1769 for 31 years for annual rent of £12.11.1 (PRONI D566/21)
Peter MAGORAN , a farmer , leased 3 acres from Matthew Forde Esq. 1 Nov 1806 for 16 years & annual rent of £3.14.2 plus fees of £7.8.4 (PRONI D566/190 )
Philip MAGORAN , a farmer , leased 2 acres from Matthew Forde Esq. 1 Nov 1810 for 11 years & annual rent of £3.10.2 plus fees of £6 (PRONI D566/230 )
Miss Nellie MAGORAN married Hugh Marner & died 1816; LCPR
In 1818 Philip MAGORAN was registered as a freehold landholder from Matthew Forde- FR
In 1818 Peter MAGORAN was registered as a freehold landholder from Matthew Forde- FR
William MAGORAN died 8 Jun 1823 aged 37; buried Kilmore graveyard

James McGAURAN leased a house & 6 acres in 1863 from William B. Forde- GV;an ancient Catholic chapel (Shankill) & graveyard in his field c. 1870 (O'L V1 p 92)
John McGAURAN leased a house & 4 acres in 1863 from William B. Forde & leased out the house next door to Mary McGauran- GV

Jane MAGORAN ; wiill probated 20 Jan 1879 (PRONI -D1145/B/2.109 )

In 1911 Census, James MAGORAN owned dwelling #15 which was made of stone with a thatched roof and 2 windows facing the front. He had 3 outhouses and the family lived in 2 rooms.
James MAGORAN aged 54 a farmer, could read & write, married 30 years with 3 children born & all still alive. His wife Margret aged 55 who could not read. Their children Lizzie aged 29, a preparer of flax for spinning, single & Catherine aged 26, a linen reeler in flax spinning mill, single. Both could read& write. All Catholic.
Margaret MAGORAN died 25 Dec 1920; mother of Henry; buried Teconnaught Catholic graveyard.

In 1911 Census, Michael McGORAN owned dwelling #50 which was made of stone with a slate roof and 4 windows facing the front. He had 6 outhouses and the family lived in 5 rooms.
Michael McGORAN aged 42 a farmer; married 16 years with 3 children born & 2 still alive & his wife Sarah aged 48 & their children Mary aged 16 a scholar & Patrick aged 14, a scholar . Also Edward KELLY a farm servant aged 50, single . All Catholic
Michael McGORAN died 26 Dec 1926, his wife Sarah died 1927 and were buried Teconnaught Catholic graveyard.


In 1821 Patrick GRAFFIN was registered as a freeholder from Matthew Forde- FR
Rose McGRAFFIN leased a house & 13 acres in 1863 from William B. Forde- GV

In 1911 Census, Henry McGRATH, leased dwelling # 45 from James Reid. It was made of stone with a slate roof and one window facing the front. The family lived in 5 rooms with no outhouses.
Henry McGRATH aged 20 an agricultural labourer, married less than one year. b. Scotland. His wife Rosanne aged 21 a flax spinner in linen spinning factory, b. Co Down . No children, both Catholic & could read & write.

Patrick McLEAGH leased a house in 1863 from Rowland Savage- GV

In 1911 Census, John McLEAN owned dwelling # 39 which was made of stone with a thatched roof and 2 windows facing the front. He had 4 outhouses and the family lived in 2 rooms. He also owned dwelling #38.
John Mc LEAN aged 67a farmer ,widower. Living with his son William aged 22; a farmers son ,single . Both Catholic & could read& write.

Michael McMULLAN , a farmer , leased 2 acres from Matthew Forde Esq. 1 Nov 1806 for 16 years & annual rent of £4.7.7 plus fees of £8.15.2 (PRONI D566/188 )
In 1815 Michael McMULLAN was registered as a freehold landholder from Matthew Forde- FR
William McMULLEN leased a house in 1863 from James Nelson - GV

In 1911 Census, William McNAMARA owned dwelling #7 which was made of stone and had a thatched roof and 2 windows facing the front. He had 7 outhouses and the family lived in 3 rooms.
William McNAMARA aged 82, married 32 years, no children. His wife Anne aged 66. Both Catholic & could read & write.

In 1911 Census, Michael McNAMARA owned dwellings #10 & 11. #10 was made of stone with a slate roof and 6 windows facing the front. # 11 was uninhabited. He had 11 outhouses and the family lived in 6 rooms.
Michael McNAMARA aged 68 a farmer, single. Employing Hugh SAVAGE aged 30 a farm servant & James SAVAGE aged 26 a farm servant & Mary SAVAGE aged 28 a domestic servant & Ellen DORNAN aged 30 a domestic servant. All Catholic & could read & write.


Patrick (Mc)MADINE , will probated 29 Nov 1843 (PRONI D366/637)


James McDINE , a farmer of Bighouse Quarter, leased 13 acres from Matthew Forde Esq. 1 Nov 1769 for 31 years & annual rent of £1.7.7 (PRONI D566/34)

Peter MADDEN; married Mary Ann Marner 21 Oct 1912 at Ballynahinch Catholic Church; father of Eileen, Bridie, Thomas George, Peter & Seamus


Alexander McGWIRE, a farmer, leased 30 acres from Matthew Forde Esq. in Bighouse Quarter 1 Nov 1769 for 31 years for £15.4.3 per annum (PRONI D566/19)
Dennis MaGWIRE , a farmer of Bighouse Quarter, leased 12 acres from Matthew Forde Esq. 1 Nov 1769 for 31 years & annual rent of £7.9.10 (PRONI D566/30 )
James & Patrick MaGWIRE , farmers of MaGwires Quarter, leased 16 acres from Matthew Forde Esq. 1 Nov 1769 for 31 years & annual rent of £8.4.9 (PRONI D566/31)
Thomas & Hugh MaGWIRE , farmers of MaGwires Quarter, leased 21 acres from Matthew Forde Esq. 1 Nov 1769 for 31 years & annual rent of £10.16.1 (PRONI D566/33)
Patrick MAGWIRE , with Terrence Coghelan, Patrick Rice , Patrick McGoran & Nale Mullan (farmers) , leased 22 acres in Drumid Quarter from Matthew Forde Esq. 1 Nov 1769 for 31 years for annual rent of £12.11.1 (PRONI D566/21)
17 Mar 1770 James MAGUIRE signed a lease for 4 acres with Matthew Forde rent was £ 5.12.2 with fees of £11.4.4
Patrick MAGUIRE , a farmer , leased 7 acres from Matthew Forde Esq. 1 Nov 1806 for 16 years & annual rent of £8.13.1 plus fees of £17.14.0 (PRONI D566/179 )
James MAGUIRE , a farmer , leased 4 acres from Matthew Forde Esq. 1 Nov 1806 for 16 years & annual rent of £5.12.2 plus fees of £11.4.4 (PRONI D566/182 )
James MAGUIRE , a farmer , leased 10 acres from Matthew Forde Esq. 1 Nov 1806 for 16 years & annual rent of £11.19.9 plus fees of £20 (PRONI D566/186 )
Hugh MAGUIRE , a farmer , leased 10 acres from Matthew Forde Esq. 1 Nov 1806 for 16 years & annual rent of £11.8.3 plus fees of £20 (PRONI D566/193 )
John MAGUIRE , a farmer , leased 18 acres from Matthew Forde Esq. 1 Nov 1806 for 16 years & annual rent of £18.0.1 plus fees of £30 (PRONI D566/195)
Thomas MAGUIRE , a farmer , leased 11 acres from Matthew Forde Esq. 1 Nov 1806 for 16 years & annual rent of £15.5.6 plus fees of £30 (PRONI D566/196)
Dennis MAGUIRE , a farmer , leased 8 acres from Matthew Forde Esq. 1 Nov 1806 for 16 years & annual rent of £8.15.9 plus fees of £17.11.6 (PRONI D566/200 )
Edward MAGUIRE , a farmer , leased 4 acres from Matthew Forde Esq. 1 Nov 1810 for 11 years & annual rent of £5.9.9 plus fees of £10 (PRONI D566/237 )


1821 John MAGUIRE was registered as a freehold landholder from Matthew Forde- FR
James MAGUIRE was registered as a freehold landholder from Matthew Forde in 1815, 1818 & 1829- FR
Edward MAGUIRE was registered as a freehold landholder from Matthew Forde in 1815 & 1821 - FR
Dennis MAGUIRE was registered as a freehold landholder from Matthew Forde in 1818- FR
Patrick MAGUIRE was registered as a freehold landholder from Matthew Forde in 1821 - FR
Henry MAGUIRE married Sally Rogan in 1820; LCPR; was registered as a freehold landholder from Matthew Forde in 1822- FR
James MAGUIRE of Willy, Mass was heard in his home in 1828; LCB p 36
James MAGUIRE; will probated in 1837; executor was P. Maguire of Magheralone (IIW #40918)
Thomas MAGUIRE, was registered as a freehold landholder from Matthew Forde in 1815 & 1821- FR; Mass was heard in his home in 1828; LCB p 36


Rev. John MAGUIRE died 21 May 1825 aged 64; son of Thomas ; nephew of Hugh; buried Magheradrool graveyard
Hugh MAGUIRE died c. 1825; buried old Loughinisland graveyard
In 1828, Mass was head in the home of James MAGUIRE of Willy- LCB p36

In 1833 Alexander MAGUIRE leased land- TAB
In 1833 Denis MAGUIRE leased land- TAB
In 1833 Edward MAGUIRE leased land- TAB
In 1833 Henry MAGUIRE leased land- TAB
In 1833 James MAGUIRE leased land- TAB
In 1833 John MAGUIRE leased land- TAB
In 1833 Patrick MAGUIRE leased land- TAB - see below for sectarian attack in 1833
In 1833 Peter MAGUIRE leased land- TAB
In 1833 Thomas MAGUIRE leased land- TAB

Mary MAGUIRE leased a house in 1863 from William B. Forde- GV
Patrick MAGUIRE/McGuire (James) leased a house & 14 acres in 1863 from William B. Forde- GV
Patrick McGUIRE (Savage) leased a house & 17 acres in 1863 from William B. Forde -GV
Eliza MAGUIRE leased a house & 25 acres in 1863 from William B. Forde- GV
John MAGUIRE (Taylor) leased a house & 3 acres in 1863 from William B. Forde- GV
Henry MAGUIRE leased a house & 17 acres in 1863 from William B. Forde- GV
Hugh MAGUIRE senior leased office & 9 acres in 1863 from William B. Forde- GV
Sarah MAGUIRE (Henry) leased a house & 13 acres in 1863 from William B. Forde - GV
John MAGUIRE junior leased a house & 21 actres in 1863 from William B. Forde & leased out the house next door to Eliza Maguire -GV
Thomas MAGUIRE leased a house & 18 acres in 1863 from William B. Forde- GV
James MAGUIRE leased a house & 24 acres in 1863 from William B. Forde & leased out the house next door to Bernard Maguire - GV
Alexander MAGUIRE leased 12 acres in 1863 from William B. Forde- GV
John MAGUIRE leased a house & 32 acres in 1863 from William B. Forde-GV
Hugh MAGUIRE (horsedealer) leased 28 acres in 1863 from William B. Forde & leased out the house to Patrick Martin -GV
Patrick MAGUIRE (Denis) leased a house & 22 acres in 1863 from William B. Forde- GV
Hugh MAGUIRE ( Michael) leased 6 acres in 1863 from William B. Forde- GV

Thomas MAGUIRE & John Maronor , Civil Bill issued by William B. Forde Esq. 27 Feb 1846 for non payment of one year's rent on 5 acres (PRONI D566/633 )
Henry MAGUIRE, husband of Betty Martin; father of John b. 1865 & Catherine b. 1867; registered Ballynahinch

Michael MAGUIRE ; a bachelor & farmer; died 26 Jun 1870; will probated 20 Nov 1874 executors were Rose Rodgers of Magheralone, widow & sister of deceased (PRONI wills)
John MAGUIRE ; died 6 Aug 1878 ; a farmer; will probated 22 Aug 1878 ; executors were Rev. James McCrickard PP Loughinisland & John Marner of Drumnaconnor (PRONI wills)
Bernard MAGUIRE ; a bachelor & farmer; died 26 Mar 1879 ; will probated 18 Apr 1879 ; executor was Hugh Maguire of Teconnaught (PRONI wills)
John MAGUIRE ; farmer; died 1 Nov 1879 ; will probated 10 May 1880 ; executor was John Martin of Tievnadarragh (PRONI wills)
William MAGUIRE ; a labourer ; died 13 Dec 1880 ; will probated 16 Mar 1881 ; executor was his sister Miss Mary Maguire (PRONI wills)
Henry MAGUIRE ; a farmer; died 15 Jun 1871; will probated 11 Nov 1885 ; executor was Thomas Marner of Carnacully (PRONI wills)
Patrick MAGUIRE , defendant in Writ of Summons by Thomas Whiteside of Scribb 29 Mar 1887 (PRONI D366/1135)
Mrs. Elizabeth MAGUIRE ; a widow ; died 25 Apr 1887 ; will probated 10 Apr 1889 ; executor was Hugh Mariner of Magheralone (PRONI wills)
Patrick MAGUIRE ; a farmer; died 11 Dec 1890; will probated 20 Feb 1891 ; executor was Miss Mary Maguire of Teconnaught (cousin) (PRONI D2127/50)
Mrs. Sarah MAGUIRE (widow); died 8 Feb 1902; will probated 10 Mar 1902, executor was John MAGUIRE (farmer)

In 1911 Census, Mary MAGUIRE owned dwelling #8 which was made of stone with a slate roof and 2 windows facing the front. She had 2 outhouses and the family lived in 3 rooms.
Miss Mary MAGUIRE aged 73, a farmer, blind. Sister of Catherine aged 67 who could read only & Robert CARVILL a visitor aged 14. All Catholic

In 1911 Census, John MAGUIRE owned dwelling # 17 which was made of stone with a slate roof and 7 windows facing the front. He had 5 outhouses and the family lived in 4 rooms.
John MAGUIRE aged 55 a farmer, married 5 years with no children. His wife Mary aged 54 & his uncle Robert CASEMENT aged 83, single. All Catholic & could read & write.

In 1911 Census, John MAGUIRE owned dwelling # 30 which was made of stone with a slate roof and 1 window facing the front. He had 5 outhouses and the family lived in 2 rooms.
John MAGUIRE aged 45 a farmer, single ;living with his sister, Susan aged 47, single. Both Catholic& could read & write.

In 1911 Census, Thomas MAGUIRE owned dwelling #40 which was made of stone with a thatched roof and 3 windows facing the front. He had 5 outhouses and the family lived in 3 rooms.
Thomas MAGUIRE aged 54 a farmer; married 25 years with 3 children born & 2 still live. His wife Mary aged 50 & their daughter Lizzie aged 21 b. Belfast, single . All Catholic & all could read & write.


Patrick MARANAN , a farmer of Bighouse Quarter, leased 12 acres from Matthew Forde Esq. 1 Nov 1769 for 31 years & annual rent of £6.0.3 (PRONI D566/23)
Hugh MARARRAN , a farmer of Bighouse Quarter, leased 16 acres from Matthew Forde Esq. 1 Nov 1769 for 31 years & annual rent of £9.3.2 (PRONI D566/26)
John MARRANAN , a farmer of McGwires Quarter, leased 29 acres from Matthew Forde Esq. 1 Nov 1769 for 31 years & annual rent of £14.10.9(PRONI D566/38)

John MARNER b. 1800; married Elizabeth Crawford in 1823; died 1843; LCPR
Ann MARNER b.c. 1800;married Robert Cleland of Magheralone then moved to Govan in Scotland;PE
Hugh, John, Patrick and William MARONER leased land from Forde Estate 1770-1811 (PRONI)
In 1806 Hugh MARNER senior leased land from Forde Estate; d. 22 Apr 1816; husband of Nellie Magoran; LCPR
Patrick MARRORAN , a farmer , leased 17 acres from Matthew Forde Esq. 1 Nov 1806 for 16 years & annual rent of £15.6.10 plus fees of £30(PRONI D566/189 )
Hugh MARRARON , a farmer , leased 7 acres from Matthew Forde Esq. 1 Nov 1806 for 16 years & annual rent of £11.16.11 plus fees of £30 (PRONI D566/191)
Patrick MARRARON/MARRENOR , a farmer , leased 7 acres from Matthew Forde Esq. 1 Nov 1806 for 16 years & annual rent of £8.17.0 plus fees of £17.14.0 (PRONI D566/192 )
Hugh MARRARON , a farmer , leased 5 acres from Matthew Forde Esq. 1 Nov 1810 for 11 years & annual rent of £5.18.1 plus fees of £10 (PRONI D566/240 )
William MARRARON , a farmer , leased 17 acres from Matthew Forde Esq. 1 Nov 1810 for 11 years & annual rent of £15.6.10 plus fees of £30 (PRONI D566/276 )
William MARRARON , a farmer , leased 3 acres from Matthew Forde Esq. 1 Nov 1812 for 19 years & annual rent of £5.15.11 plus fees of £10 (PRONI D566/279 )

In 1813 & 1818 Hugh MARRARON was registered as a freehold landholder from Matthew Forde- FR
In 1813 & 1818 William MARRARON was registered as a freehold landholder from Matthew Forde- FR
In 1813 Patrick MARRARON was registered as a freehold landholder from Matthew Forde- FR
In 1828 Mass was heard in the home of Patrick MARARAN/MARRARON/MORRORON of Heath; LCB p 36 ; he was registered as a freehold landholder from Matthew Forde in 1815& 1821- FR

In 1833 John MARINER leased 6 acres -TAB
In 1833 Michael MARINER leased 16 acres- TAB; b. 1796; husband of Mary; father of Michael; grandfather of Ann; d. 9 Mar 1878 aged 82; MIs
In 1833 Patrick MARINER leased 3 acres-TAB
In 1833 William MARINER leased 9 acres-TAB

Patrick MARRINER , a farmer, left a will in 1839

Edward MARNER b. 1853; husband of Mary; father of Mary, Charles, James, Teresa, Catherine, Lizzie & Rose; a road contractor in 1902 Census

Michael MARNER leased a house & 31 acres in 1863 from William B. Forde- GV; b. 1796; husband of Mary; father of Michael; grandfather of Ann; died 9 Mar 1878 aged 82; MIs
John MARNER leased 4 acres in 1863 from William B. Forde- GV
Patrick MARNER leased a house & 29 acres in 1854 & 1863 from William B. Forde- GV; Forde Estate papers
Hugh MARNER leased land in 1863; a horse dealer; married Betty in 1845; LCPR
John MARONOR & Thomas Maguire , Civil Bill issued by William B. Forde Esq. 27 Feb 1846 for non payment of one year's rent on 5 acres (PRONI D566/633 )

Hugh MARNER , farmer of Magheralone ; son of Hugh Marner (farmer); aged 63 married Betty Coghlan aged 61 of Magheralone 6 Jun 1874 at Loughinisland Catholic Church (RI)

Michael MARNER, farmer, died 22 May 1885; left effects of £2570; executors of his will were John Marner of Lisnamore & Thomas & Patrick Marner of Carnacully (Proni wills)

Hugh MARNER, yeoman , died 27 Jul 1889 ; left effects of £126.11.8; executors of his will were James Orr of Magheralone of & Joseph Orr of Teconnaught (Proni wills)

Michael MARNER b. 1877 & died 12 Feb 1906; husband of Mary; father of Michael & Elizabeth ; MIs & 1901 C

In 1911 Census, Mary MARNER owned dwelling #16 which was made of stone with a thatched roof and 3 windows facing the front. She had 4 outhouses and the family lived in 4 rooms.
Mrs. Mary MARNER aged 57, a farmer & a widow b. England. Living with her children Teresa aged 24 a linen preparer in flax spinning factory, single & Kate aged 22, also a linen preparer, single & Lizzie aged 21, also a linen preparer, single (eventually married John Craney) & Aggie aged 20 an assistant teacher at the industrial school, single & Rose aged 15, single. All Catholic & could read & write
Mary MARNER died 2 Aug 1922 and was buried in Teconnaught Catholic graveyard. She was mother of Elizabeth & mother-in-law to John Craney.


**In 1911 Census, Mrs. Catherine MARNER (wife of Henry) leased dwelling #21 from James Campbell of Belfast. It was made of stone with a slate roof and 6 windows facing the front. The family lived in 6 rooms with no outhouses.
Catherine MARNER, aged 52, married, her children Patrick John aged 30 , a shoemaker, single; Thomas Henry aged 22, a shoemaker , single; Alice aged 20, a flax spinner in linen spinning factory, single; Bridget aged 17 , a doffer in flax spinning factory, single & Michael Joshua aged 8, a scholar; all Catholic

In 1911 Census, Patrick MARNER owned dwelling # 57 which was made of stone with a thatched roof and 3 windows facing the front. He had 5 outhouses and the family lived in 3 rooms.
Patrick MARNER aged 25, a farmer, single ;living with his sister, Annie aged 27, single; and John THOMPSON a boarder aged 11 , a scholar from Co. Antrim.; all Catholic


Patrick MARTIN leased a house in 1863 from James Nelson - GV
Thomas MARTIN leased a house & 18 acres in 1863 from William B. Forde- GV
Patrick MARTIN leased a house in 1863 from Hugh Maguire -GV

In 1911 Census, Patrick MARTIN owned dwelling #20 which was made of stone with a thatched roof and 2 windows facing the front. He had 6 outhouses and the family lived in 5 rooms.
Patrick MARTIN aged 53 ; farmer ,married. His wife Maggie aged 42 . Their children , John aged 8 a scholar & Mary aged 7, a scholar . All Catholic & could read & write.

In 1911 Census, Mary MARTIN leased dwelling # 55 from Patrick Magoran of Sevaghan. It was made of stone with a thatched roof and 2 windows facing the front. She had 5 outhouses and the family lived in 3 rooms.
Miss Mary MARTIN aged 66 a farmer ,single & her sister Norah aged 60, single . Both Catholic & could read & write.


In 1911 Census, Margaret MULHOLLAND owned dwelling #4 which was made of stone with a thatched roof and 3 windows facing the front. She had 4 outhouses and the family lived in 3 rooms.
Mrs.Margaret MULHOLLAND a farmer & a widow. Her children, Thomas aged 28 farmer's son, single & Teresa aged 20 a linen reeler, single & Lizzie aged 19 a linen reeler, single & Maggie aged 12, at school. All Catholic & could read & write.

Nale MULLAN, with Terrence Coghelan, Patrick MaGwire, Patrick McGoran & Patrick Rice (farmers) , leased 22 acres in Drumid Quarter from Matthew Forde Esq. 1 Nov 1769 for 31 years for annual rent of £12.11.1 (PRONI D566/21)

In 1911 Census, Patrick MURDOCK leased dwelling #25 from Downpatrick District Council. It was made of stone with a slate roof and 3 windows facing the front. He had one outhouse and the family lived in 4 rooms.
Patrick MURDOCK aged 49, an agricultural labourer; married 28 years with 10 children born & 9 still alive. His wife Sarah aged 50 . Both could read & write. Their children Agnes aged 28 could read only & was a flax spinner in a linen spinning factory, single & Mary could read & write, also a flax spinner,single & Catherine aged 16 also a flax spinner, single & Sarah aged 14 also a flax spinner, single & Robert aged 10 at school & Hugh aged 6 ,cannot read & Ellen , their granddaughter aged 10 months. All Catholic & others could read & write.

In 1911 Census, Edward MURNIN leased dwelling #3 from Downpatrick District Council. It was made of stone with a slate roof and 3 windows facing the front. He had 2 outhouses and the family lived in 4 rooms.
Edward MURNIN, aged 34, agricultural labourer, married 7 years with 4 children born & 3 still alive. His wife Catherine aged 29 & their children Mary aged 6 & Annie aged 5 & Eddy aged 1; All Catholic, parents could read & write.

In 1911 Census,John MURNIN owned dwelling #6 which was made of stone with a thatched roof and 1 window facing the front. He had 3 outhouses and the family lived in 2 rooms.
John MURNIN aged 72 a farmer, married 40 years with 3 children born and 2 still alive, could not read. His wife Catherine aged 71 could read. Both Catholic.


In 1818 Thomas NELSON was registered as a freehold landholder from Matthew Forde- FR
In 1833 James NELSON leased land- TAB
In 1833 John NELSON leased land- TAB

James NELSON leased a house & 47 acres in 1863 from William B. Forde & leased out 3 houses next door - GV
John NELSON leased an office with James Nelson in 1863 from William B. Forde & leased out 4 houses next door -GV

In 1911 Census, Alexander NELSON occupied dwelling # 18 which was made of stone with a slate roof and 3 windows facing the front. He had 7 outhouses and the family lived in 8 rooms.
Alexander NELSON aged 62 a grocer, single. Living with his niece Mary Ann CLELAND aged 43, a widow & Rowland CLELAND, a boarder aged 46 a carter, single . All Presbyterian& could read & write. Also Patrick MAGORAN, a boarder aged 27, a Carter& single & Bernard HANVEY, boarder aged 28, a Carter, single Both Catholic

In 1911 Census, James A. NELSON owned dwelling #47 which was made of stone with a slate roof and 7 windows facing the front. He had 9 outhouses and the family lived in 7 rooms.
James A. NELSON aged 34, farmer ,married 10 years with 3 children born & 3 still alive & his wife Jane aged 33 b. England both could read & write & their children James aged 8 who could read only, a scholar & Alexander aged 6 & Margaret aged 4. All Presbyterians Also Catherine O'HAGAN ,domestic servant ,aged 20,a Catholic , single


In 1911 Census, Catherine NIXON, leased dwelling #33 from John ORR. It was made of stone with a slate roof and 3 windows facing the front. She had one outhouse and the family lived in 4 rooms.
Mrs. Catherine NIXON a widow could read only ,no occupation listed,; b. Co Antrim. Living with her children Arthur aged 18,a machine boy in spinning factory, single & Rose aged 16 a doffer in flax linen spinning factory, single & Agnes aged 14 a doffer in flax linen spinning factory, single also Rose MAGUIRE, her niece aged 2 ,b. Scotland. All Catholic & others could read & write.

in Jul 1865, John ORR of Magheralone, registered the death of Mrs. Elizabeth Cleland of Magheralone.
In 1911 Census, James ORR owned dwellings # 27, 28 & 29. He lived in #27 which was made of stone with a thatched /wooden roof and 6 windows facing the front. He had 11 outhouses and the family lived in 4 rooms.
James ORR aged 50 a farmer, married 25 years with 6 children born & still alive. His wife Martha aged 48. Their children Martha aged 28 a dressmaker ,single & William aged 19 ,a farmer's son single & James aged 17 a scholar & Joseph aged 14 a scholar & Isabella aged 11 a scholar & Samuel aged 9 a scholar; all Presbyterian . All could read & write.

In 1911 Census, John ORR owned dwelling #36 which was made of stone with a slate roof and 6 windows facing the front. He had 8 outhouses and the family lived in 8 rooms.
John ORR aged 75 a Presbyterian a retired farmer, married 59 years a widower. Also ; James MULHOLLAND a Catholic, farmer servant aged 23 ,single also Anne CARLIN domestic servant, aged 20 ,Catholic, single. All could read & write.


John PRAY , with James Rice, farmers of Bighouse Quarter, leased 16 acres from Matthew Forde Esq. 1 Nov 1769 for 31 years & annual rent of £9.3.2 (PRONI D566/37 )

Fergus REID , a farmer , leased 9 acres from Matthew Forde Esq. 1 Nov 1825 & annual rent of £12.18.8 plus fees of £24 (PRONI D566/523 )
In 1833 Fergus REID leased land- TAB; will probated 12 May 1854 (IIW #56183)

Joseph REID leased 11 acres in 1863 from William B. Forde- GV
David REID leased a house & 41 acres in 1863 from William B. Forde & leased the house next door to Thomas Anderson - GV

In 1911 Census, James REID owned dwelling # 42 which was made of stone with a slate roof and 6 windows facing the front. He had 11 outhouses and the family lived in 6 rooms.
James REID aged 53 a farmer, married 20 years with 7 children born & 5 still alive. His wife Lizzie aged 50 & their children James aged 19 an ironmonger, single & Samuel aged 18 a farmer's son, single & Robert aged 14 a scholar & Lily aged 11 a scholar & Hugh aged 10 a scholar. All Presbyterian& could read & write.


John RICE, a farmer, leased 12 acres from Matthew Forde Esq. in Bighouse Quarter 1 Nov 1769 for 31 years for £7.4.9 per annum (PRONI D566/20 )
Edward RICE , a farmer of Drumid Quarter, leased 12 acres from Matthew Forde Esq. 1 Nov 1769 for 31 years & annual rent of £5.15.11 (PRONI D566/24 )
Peter RICE , a farmer of Drmid Quarter, leased 25 acres from Matthew Forde Esq. 1 Nov 1769 for 31 years & annual rent of £15.0.10 (PRONI D566/35 )
James RICE , with John Pray, farmers of Bighouse Quarter, leased 16 acres from Matthew Forde Esq. 1 Nov 1769 for 31 years & annual rent of £9.3.2 (PRONI D566/37)
Patrick RICE, with Terrence Coghelan, Patrick MaGwire, Patrick McGoran & Nale Mullan (farmers) , leased 22 acres in Drumid Quarter from Matthew Forde Esq. 1 Nov 1769 for 31 years for annual rent of £12.11.1 (PRONI D566/21)

Molly RICE; aka Smyth; died 1778 aged 38; buried Kilmore graveyard -MIs
James RICE , a farmer , leased 7 acres from Matthew Forde Esq. 1 Nov 1806 for 16 years & annual rent of £8.17.0 plus fees of £17.14.0 (PRONI D566/187 )
James RICE , a farmer , leased 6 acres from Matthew Forde Esq. 1 Nov 1806 for 16 years & annual rent of £6.9.3 plus fees of £10.4.0 (PRONI D566/197 )
Peter RICE , a farmer , leased 6 acres from Matthew Forde Esq. 1 Nov 1806 for 16 years & annual rent of £9.12.0 plus fees of £19.4.0 (PRONI D566/198 )
Margaret RICE died 12 Aug 1809 aged 16 ; daughter of Patrick; buried Kilmore graveyard-MIs
Margaret RICE , a farmer , leased 10 acres from Matthew Forde Esq. 1 Nov 1810 for 11 years & annual rent of £11.12.10 plus fees of £20 (PRONI D566/239 )

In 1815 & 1821 Patrick RICE was registered as a freehold landholder from Matthew Forde- FR
In 1815 & 1821 Peter RICE was registered as a freehold landholder from Matthew Forde- FR
In 1815 & 1821 Edward RICE was registered as a freehold landholder from Matthew Forde- FR

In 1833 Edward RICE leased land -TAB
In 1833 James RICE leased land- TAB
In 1833 John RICE leased land- TAB
In 1833 Patrick RICE leased land- TAB
In 1833 Peter RICE leased land- TAB
In 1833 Philip RICE leased land- TAB

Catherine O'Neill RICE died 20 Aug 1851 aged 48; wife of John; buried Drumaroad Catholic graveyard-MIs
Edward RICE ; buried 1 Mar 1861 aged 70 at Loughinisland Catholic Church (PR)

John RICE (a labourer) leased a house & 6 acres in 1863 from William B. Forde- GV
James RICE junior leased a house & 9 acres in 1863 from William B. Forde- GV
James RICE senior leased a house & 3 acres in 1863 from William B. Forde- GV
Edward RICE leased 3 acres in 1863 from William B. Forde-GV
Edward RICE senior leased a house & 5 acres in 1863 from William B. Forde-GV
Edward RICE junior leased a house & 9 acres in 1863 from William B. Forde- GV
John RICE (a farmer) leased a house & 20 acres in 1863 from William B. Forde- GV; family burying ground in old Loughinisland graveyard, MIs

John RICE died 4 Feb 1865 & buried Loughinisland Catholic graveyard (PR)
John RICE; husband of Alice Maguire; father of John b. 1867 (CR)
John RICE died 10 Aug 1882 & buried Loughinisland Catholic Graveyard (PR)

In 1911 Census, John RICE owned dwelling #14 which was made of stone with a thatched roof and 2 windows facing the front. He had 4 outhouses and the family lived in 2 rooms.
John RICE aged 50 a farmer, married living with his daughter , Catherine aged 7 (both could read & write) and his mother, Catherine RICE aged 81 ,a widow who could read only.

In 1911 Census, Matilda RICE leased dwelling # 34 from John CLELAND of Ballynahinch. It was made of stone with a thatched roof and 3 windows facing the front. She had 3 outhouses and the family lived in 2 rooms.
Mrs. Matilda RICE aged 28 a flax spinning preparer in linen factory ,married 7 years with 5 children born & 3 still alive. She could read & write. Living with her children, Anne aged 6 & Peter aged 1. All Catholic .Also her uncle, James McILROY, aged 40 a Church of Ireland, could read & write,a general laborer b. Co Armagh & her mother, Sarah Jane WRIGHT, a Church of Ireland ,could read only, aged 46, a flax spinning preparer in line factory, widow ,b. Co Armagh .

In 1911 Census, Catherin RICE leased dwelling # 41 from John RICE of Canada. It was made of stone with a slate roof and 3 windows facing the front. She had 8 outhouses and the family lived in 3 rooms.
Mrs. Catherin RICE aged 40 a farmer, married 23 years with 10 children born & still alive Her children Alice aged 21, no occupation, single & Catherin aged 19 a seamstress, single & Mary aged 18 a teacher at the National school ,single & John aged 16 a farmer's son, single & Philomena aged 15 a linen weaver ,single & Hugh aged 14 a scholar & Daniel aged 12 a scholar & Eggie aged 10 a scholar & Susan aged 8 & Annie aged 6 . Al;l Catholic with the older ones all able to read & write.

In 1911 Census, James RICE leased dwelling # 48 from Thomas Nelson of Tievenadarragh. It was made of stone with a thatched rood and one window facing the front. The family lived in 2 rooms with no outhouses.
James RICE aged 40 a general labourer, married 10 years with 6 children born & 2 still alive & his wife Lizzie aged 39 & their children James aged 18 a general labourer, single all could read & write & Mary Elizabeth aged 7 ,b. Belfast & Susan aged 1 . All Catholic

In 1911 Census James RICE senior owned dwelling #51 which was made of stone with a slate roof and 2 windows facing the front. He had 2 outhouses and the family lived in 2 rooms.
James RICE aged 54 ,cannot read or write, a farmer ,married 21 years with 5 children born & 3 till alive & his wife Mary aged 54 & their children Ellen aged 19 a linen reeler in flax spinning factory, single & Maggie aged 18 also a linen reeler, single & Hugh aged 15 a general labourer .All Catholic & could read & write .

In 1911 Census, James RICE junior owned dwelling #52 which was made of stone with a slate roof and 1 window facing the front. He had 4 outhouses and the family lived in 2 rooms.
James RICE aged 48 a farmer ,married 12 years with 5 children born & all still alive & his wife ; Elizabeth aged 45 & their children Thomas aged 11 a scholar & James aged 9 a scholar , all could read & write, & Mary Agnes aged 6 & Patrick aged 4 & Robert aged 2. All Catholic.

In 1911 Census, William John RICE owned dwelling # 53 which was made of stone with a thatched roof and 1 windows facing the front. He had one outhouses and the family lived in 3 rooms.
William John RICE aged 48, cannot read , a farmer ,married 25 years with 6 children born & 5 still alive& his wife Mary aged 45 & their children Mary aged 18, at home ,single & William aged 13 a scholar . All Catholic & others could read & write.


John ROGERS , a farmer , leased 7 acres from Matthew Forde Esq. 1 Nov 1810 for 11 years & annual rent of £10.12.7 plus fees of £20 (PRONI D566/238 )
In 1818 James ROGERS was registered as a freehold landholder from Matthew Forde- FR
In 1821 John ROGERS was registered as a freehold landholder from Matthew Forde- FR
In 1833 Hugh ROGERS leased land- TAB
In 1833 James ROGERS leased land- TAB
Hugh RODGERS leased a house & 12 acres in 1863 from William B. Forde- GV

Mrs. Rose RODGERS; widow & sister of Michael Maguire whose will was probated 20 Nov 1874 (PRONI wills)


Miss Sally ROGAN married Henry Maguire in 1820; LCPR

Patrick ROGAN b. 1870 mentioned in story; MOF p 12

In 1911 Census, Hugh ROGAN leased dwelling #9 from Downpatrick District Council. It was made of stone with a slate roof and 3 windows facing the front. He had 2 outhouses and the family lived in 4 rooms.
Hugh ROGAN aged 47, an agricultural labourer, could not read, married 24 years with no children. His wife Ellen aged 46 a dressmaker. Both Catholic.

In 1911 Census, Jane ROGAN leased dwelling #22 from John Orr. It was made of stone with a slate roof and 2 windows facing the front. The family was living in 2 rooms with no outhouses.
Jane ROGAN aged 61 could read only-, no occupation listed, single. Living with her daughter Ellen aged 29 a flax spinner in linen spinning factory ,single & Mary RICE aged 45 ,cannot read , a boarder, flax spinner in line spinning factory, single . All Catholic & others could read& write.

In 1911 Census, Patrick ROGAN leased dwelling # 26 from Downpatrick District Council. It was made of stone with a slate roof and 3 windows facing the front. He had 1 outhouse and the family lived in 4 rooms.
.Patrick ROGAN aged 40; an oiler in the mill, married 16 years with 5 children born & 4 still alive. His wife Mary Ann aged 35. Their children Patrick James aged 15 a scholar & John Vincent aged 11 a scholar & Mary aged 5 & Joseph son aged 3. All Catholic and older ones could read & write.


John SAVAGE, a farmer, leased 23 acres from Matthew Forde Esq. in Drumid Quarter 1 Nov 1769 for 31 years for £16.17.6 per annum (PRONI D566/18)
John SAVAGE leat of the townland; died 1774 aged 66; buried Downpatrick Cathedral graveyard;MIs
In 1783 James SAVAGE was registered as a freehold landholder- FR

Robert (& Thomas SAVAGE of 4th Garrison Battalion) , a farmer , leased 30 acres from Matthew Forde Esq. 1 Nov 1810 for 12 years & annual rent of £45.16.10 plus fees of £90 (PRONI D566/277 )
In 1813 & 1818 Robert SAVAGE was registered as a freehold landholder from Matthew Forde- FR

In 1833 Robert SAVAGE leased land- TAB
In 1833 Thomas SAVAGE leased land- TAB

Rowland SAVAGE leased a house & 42 acres in 1863 from William B. Forde & leased out the house next door to Patrick McLeagh- GV
Photo of Jimmy, Hughie, Annie & Ellie SAVAGE outside their Magheralone house c. 1920 available (DS 2010 p80)


Catherine TURNER leased a house in 1863 from John Nelson -GV

Sadie WALSH aged 17 of Magheralone accidentally knocked off her bicycle by a car 13 Nov 1939- DR*

In 1833 Philip WILLIS leased land- TAB

James WILLIS leased a house & 4 acres in 1863 from William B. Forde- GV

 

List of occupiers of land in Magheralone townland

Kilmore parish

from the Griffiths Valuations 1863

Map Ref Name of Lesee Name of land owner type of buildings etc acreage
1 a b James Nelson William B. Forde house, office, land 47
1 b John Nelson William B. Forde office, land with above
1c Patrick Martin James Nelson house -
1 d Cornelius Connor James Nelson house -
1 c William McMullen James Nelson house -
1 f John Harper John Nelson house -
1 g Margaret Fitzpatrick John Nelson house -
1 h Catherine Turner John Nelson house -
1 i John Creeney John Nelson house -
2. Richard Grieves William B. Forde house, office, land 12
3. John Rice (labourer) William B. Forde house, office, land 6
4. a b James Rice junior William B. Forde house, office, land 9
4 b Mary Maguire William B. Forde house -
5 a b c Edward Rice William B. Forde land 3
6 a b James Rice senior William B. Forde house, office, land 3
7. Edward Grieves William B. Forde house, office, land 14
8. Thomas Martin William B. Forde house, office, land 18
9. Michael Marner William B. Forde house, office, land 31
10 a Rowland Savage William B. Forde house, office, land 42
10 b Patrick McLeagh Rowland Savage house, office -
11. John Rice (farmer) William B. Forde house, office, land 20
12 a b Patrick Magurei ( with James ) William B. Forde house, office, land 14
13. Rose McGraffin William B. Forde house, office, land 13
14 a b Samuel McClelland William B. Forde house, office, land 26
15 a b Bernard Dorian William B. Forde house, office, land 36
16 a b Patrick Maguire (with Savage) William B. Forde house, office, land 17
17 a b Eliza Maguire William B. Forde house, office, land 25
18. Joseph Reid William B. Forde land 11
19. James McGauran William B. Forde house, office, land 6
20. John Kerr William B. Forde house, office, land 4
21 a James Dornan William B. Forde house, office, land 11
21 b Mary Dornan William B. Forde land -
22. abcd & 25 da David Reid William B. Forde house, office, land 41
22 a b Thomas Anderson David Reid house -
23. John Davidson William B. Forde house, office, land 1
24. John Maguire (with Taylor) William B. Forde house, office, land 3
25 abcd Henry Maguire William B. Forde house, office, land 17
26. a b Hugh Maguire senior William B. Forde house, office, land 9
27 a John Cleland senior William B. Forde house, office, land 18
27 b Grace Cleland John Cleland senior house -
27 c William Cleland John Cleland senior house -
28 a b David Cleland William B. Forde house, office, land 20
29 a b Sarah Maguire (with Henry) William B. Forde house, office, land 13
30. a John Maguire junior William B. Forde house, office, land 21
30 b Eliza Maguire John Maguire junior house -
31. James Willia William B. Forde house, office, land 4
32 a b Hugh Carvill William B. Forde house, office, land 9
33 a b John Cleland (with Taylor) William B. Forde house, office, land 18
34. James Cleland William B. Forde house, office, land 21
35. William Cleland William B. Forde house, office, land 15
36 a b John McGauran William B. Forde house, office, land 4
36 b Mary McGauran John McGauran house -
37. Edward Rice senior William B. Forde house, office, land 5
38. Edward Rice junior William B. Forde house, office, land 9
39. Patrick Carvill William B. Forde house, office, land 21
40. Thomas Maguire William B. Forde house, office, land 18
41 a b James Maguire William B. Forde house, office, land 24
41 b Bernard Maguire James Maguire house -
42. a b Alexander Maguire William B. Forde land 10
43. John Maguire William B. Forde house, office, land 12
44. John Marner William B. Forde land 4
45. a Hugh Maguire (horsedealer) William B. Forde land 28
45 b Patrick Martin Hugh Maguire house -
46. Patrick Marner William B. Forde house, office, land 29
47 a James Coghlan William B. Forde house, office, land 25
47 b Edward Coghlan William B. Forde house, office, land with above
48. a b Patrick Maguire (with Denis) William B. Forde house, office, land 22
49. Hugh Maguire (with Michael) William B. Forde house, office, land 6
50. Hugh Rodgers William B. Forde house, office, land 12
51. Francis Dorian William B. Forde house, office, land 14
52,53 water ( a lake) . . 15

From Belfast Newsletter 18 Oct 1833

On Saturday evening, as Mrs. Maguire, of Magheralone near Downpatrick, and her daughter, a young girl of about twelve years of age, were returning home, accompanied by two men, Pat. Maguire, and Pat. Conagher, when within less than a mile of their home, observed three men approaching, calling out "to hell with the Pope!" and other insulting expressions. Pat. Maguire said, that such was improper language. and should not be used, when Conagher told Maguire not to take any notice of them, as they seemed to be intent on some bad work. Almost immediately Conagher and Maguire were attacked by these assassins, one of whom was armed with a large clasp-knife, or dagger, adapted for the most deadly purposes. Maguire received a thrust in the breast, which, it is feared, will prove mortal, also several other stabs in different parts of his body. Conagher is also dreadfully mangled; but none of his wounds are deemed mortal. Mrs. Maguire and her daughter effected their escape, and gave an alarm; but the assassins had made off. On Sunday information was received against three men, one of whom has since become approver against his associates, who, as yet, have eluded being apprehended. The two unfortunate victims of these monsters are in the County Infirmary; but no hopes are entertained of Maguire's recovery.

 

Assault and Riot at Magheralone on 25th June 1853 page 1; Down Recorder newspaper

Hugh Beatty, Francis Dorian, Thomas Mariner and Daniel Davey, who have been out on bail, were taken into custody, charged with being engaged in a riot at Magheralone, near Ballynahinch on the 17th of March; also with an assault on Patrick Green, with intent to do grievous bodily harm, at same time and place.

Mr Ruthven prosecuted on the part of the Crown and Mr Murland and Mr Murphy defended the prisoners.

Daniel Casement, examined by Mr Ruthven- Witness lives in the townland of Raleagh; recollects the evening of the 17th March last, which was a fair-day in Ballynahinch; was returning home from the fair when he was overtaken by Patrick Green, witness and Green might have gone forty perches in company with each other, when they parted; witness saw no more of Green that night; to the best of his opinion Green was sober; witness got home before it was dark.

Cross examined by Mr Murphy- It being the 17th of March, witness was indulging himself as well as others; knows all the prisoners; they are of the same religious persuasion as witness and Green; the 17th March is a holiday; witness knows nothing about persons of his persuasion being prevented by law from marching or walking in procession on that day; will swear that when they don’t walk in procession, witness thinks it is a customary thing for them to drink a little; will not say that Pat Green would drown his shamrock; did not ask Green what he drank or where he was going; the parties concerned in this trial are neighbours; witness might have taken half-a-glass or so on St Patrick’s day; disremembers what time in the morning he drowned his shamrock.

Patrick Green examined by Mr Ruthven- Lives at Drumnaconagher; recollects the 17th of March last; was at Ballynahinch fair on that day; left the fair in the dusk of the evening; on his way home overtook the last witness, Casement; they walked part of the way together; after parting with Casement, witness met with a man named John O’Prey; O’Prey invited witness to Hugh Maguire’s which is a shebean house; it was between seven and eight o’clock at that time; witness was about ten minutes in the shebean; had to pass the turn leading to his own house to go to the shebean; John O’Prey came out as far as the end of the house with witness; after leaving the shebean witness proceeded on the main road, straight for home; on his way had to pass the prisoner Dorian’s house, which is a few perches from the highway, on the right hand side; had also to pass the house of a person called Cleland; which is on the opposite side, nearer Ballynahinch; Cleland’s house was not occupied at the time; witness was not ten yards past Cleland’s house when Hugh Beatty attracted his attention; witness said to him "Come on Hughy, you will be company a bit of the road with me"; Beatty made no reply but stooped down with his hands on the road; witness spoke to him again and said that he need not pretend to being the drink for he had seen him that day before; witness then proceeded homewards leaving Beatty behind between him and the shebean; Beatty then followed witness until he came within a ‘bit’ of him; witness then observed another person, who he took at the time, for the prisoner Daniel Davey; Beatty then came in on the witness and gave him a drive; before witness knew what he was about he was pushed with his face against the hedge, and his hat was knocked off; before he had time to speak a word to them they were all laying on with their fists on his head as hard as they were able; witness shouted out " O, Hughy what’s this?" and wrought a little along the hedge to get rid of them; was in the way of getting rid of them when Thomas Mariner, one of the prisoner came up and struck witness with a stone on the head; Mariner repeated the blow holding the stone in his hand; witness struggled to get rid of them and in the struggle Dorian came in and struck him; witness then saw that he could do nothing and all the prisoners continued to beat him; after a little time they ceased and went away; Davey and Dorian ran off through the fields towards Magheralone but could not tell where or what road the others went; when the prisoners left the witness he was lying all blooding across the ditch about three fields from his own land; witness got home and was for a fortnight after confined to his bed in consequence of this beating; Mr McCullough visited next day and attended him till he recovered; the first of the prisoners that witness saw afterwards was Beatty who was brought a prisoner to where he was lying; that was on Saturday, and the affair took place on the Thursday previous; the next he saw was Mariner , who was also brought a prisoner to where he was for the purpose of identifying him, that was on the Monday following, but he did not see either of the others till some time in April; witness swore his information on the Saturday evening after he was beaten.

Cross examined by Mr Murland- This is witness’ first appearance on the Crown side of the court; has a better acquaintance with the civil side; witness and all his family took the benefit of the Insolvent Act and got full clearance at the same commission, some time ago; cannot say what the money reputation of Mariner’s father is: witness went to the fair to look for corn seed; it was not to see Mr McComiskey; it was seed barley witness got from him; did not buy any seed corn; merely went to see how it was rating; witness had not been drowning his shamrock; took half-a-glass of whiskey, if that may be called drowning his shamrock; it was dark when witness reached home; did not dine in the fair but was treated by some friends; did not drink beer or porter or anything else of the kind and was study and sober as at the moment, he was speaking; when witness went to the shebean house, O’Prey called for a naggin, but did not get any; it was all gone; after leaving the shebean he saw Beatty standing behind him and the moment witness spoke, Beatty went down on ‘all fours’, witness observed another man, who he took for Dorian, but could not be sure of him, although many a time his friends served witness; the first thing that happened was his being pushed with his breast against the hedge; witness did not turn around.

And Davey running towards Magheralone; did not see where the others went; when the constable came to witness he only told on Beatty and Dorian; the reason why he did not mention the others was that he would not trust the police, for they would tell and give them (Mariner and Davey) an opportunity to leave the country.

Doctor McCullough examined by Mr Ruthven- recollects the 12th March the day after last Patrick’s day; was called to visit Patrick Green; when witness first saw Green he was disfigured from the blood not having been clean washed off; he had seven cuts on the right side of the head, one on the temple and one near his mouth; witness visited Green four times; never apprehended any danger, excepting that fever might ensue; and could not be certain as to that for weight or ten days; Green is completely recovered now.

Cross examined by Mr Murphy- During the time witness was attending Green heard him accused two person and two only, and that was in the presence of Mr Stafford, S.I; the two that he names were Beatty and Dorian; he said Beatty came up first and gave him a push and that Dorian struck him with a stone.

Mr Ruthven said he closed the case on the part of the Crown.

Defence: Mr Murland said he would trouble the jury with a few observations. He and Mr Murphy were concerned for the four traversers, and he thought he would be able to show that there were not four quieter nor better conducted young men in the country. The jury could not help observing the weakness of the case on the part of the Crown and the ingenuity which Mr Ruthven displayed in propping up his principal witness even before that witness came on the table to be examined, by getting that most respectable gentleman, Mr Dandy Casement, to swear that the prosecutor was sober going to a shebean house. But, he would ask, why did not Mr Ruthven produce O’Prey, who accompanied Mr Green to the shebean and let the Court and the jury know what state he was in at the time? There was no doubt in the world but that this man (Green) was beaten, but that the parties charges were those who committed the assault was a very different question. Mr Ruthven conducted his case, as indeed he always does, very ingeniously, and he thought it well, and very convenient to gloss over the circumstance of the prosecutor at first only accusing two individuals. But it was necessary- it was convenient- it suited Mr Green’s views, for some purpose best know to himself, to connect the son of his former friend and benefactor- his neighbour Mariner with participating in this assault. He (Mr Murland) would ask the jury how could they reply upon such evidence? How could they rely upon the evidence of a man who tells the doctor and sub-inspector that it was Davey who struck him with a stone, whilst here upon this table, he swears it was Mariner, who struck him with the stone. Then again, let the jury consider the circumstances of Green’s mentioning to the constable of the names of only two prisoners as having beaten him; and of the two who he swears as being the worst he did not then say one word.

Mr Ruthven would require the information to be read, if Mr Murland was going to comment upon them. Mr Murland was about to proceed with his observations, when he was again interrupted by Mr Ruthven, requiring the information to be read. The Court did not see that it was necessary. Mr Murland said after what had taken place, although he had a number of witnesses summoned and in attendance, he would not produce one of them. The jury saw the prisoners in the dock; their appearance attested as to their respectability; the parties were all of the same religious persuasion (Roman Catholic); they would bear in mind the particular evening on which the assault was committed- the evening of the 17th of March- and above all they would bear in mind Mr Ruthven’s attempt to prop up his principal witness even before the witness was examined. There was another circumstance to which he would call attention of the jury, namely, the fact of the prosecutor only mentioning the names of two individuals to the constable at first, and to his subsequently charging, and now swearing against four. With these observations he would leave the case in the hands of the jury.

His Worship briefly charged the jury, who having consulted for a short time returned a verdict of Not Guilty.

{This trial seems to have acquired some interest and when the traversers were discharged from the dock, a good example of excitement prevailed throughout the court. There appeared to be a general murmur of approbation on the announcement of the verdict, soon after which the galleries were considerably reduced in number.

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