Magherafelt District Registrar Marriage Records

These are a few transcriptions of Marriage records from the Magherafelt District Registrar office that have been sourced over the years. Naturally, GRONI have the full marriage records and these can be sourced online at: https://geni.nidirect.gov.uk

DateNamesAgeConditionOccupationResidenceFather's NameFather's OccupationWitnessesAdditional Information  
8 Oct 1850James GrahamFullBachelorMerchantMagherafelt, Parish of MagherafeltDavid GrahamMerchantRobert H. CarsonMarriage took place at Tobermore
Maria Seymour CarsonFullSpinsterMerchantMagherafelt, Parish of MagherafeltRobert CarsonBaptist MinisterAlexander Carson
5 Oct 1858William BoydFullBachelorFarmerGlenone, Parish of Tamlaght O'CrillyJohn BoydFarmerRobert Barton
Mary Anne French20 yrsSpinsterFarmerGlenone, Parish of Tamlaght O'CrillyThomas FrenchFarmerCampbell French
4 Nov 1858Thomas ArmstrongFullBachelorWeaverCoolreagh, Parish of Lissan Lower, Co.TyroneRobert ArmstrongWeaverJohn McGuckin
Susanna McElreeFullSpinsterWeaverRossmore, Parish of Lissan Upper, Co.TyroneJames McElreeWeaverJames McGlade
20 Apr 1859Thomas ShieldsFullBachelorFarmerMoneyguigeyJohn ShieldsFarmerWilliamMcCready
Margaret OrrFullSpinsterNoneMoneyguigeyJohn OrrFarmerEdward Henry
6 Dec 1859George ClarkeFullBachelorFarmerBallynahoneJohn ClarkeFarmerGeorge Paul
Mary PaulFullSpinsterNoneBallynahoneGeorge PaulFarmerJohn Clarke
21 Jan 1861Henry James O'HaraFullBachelorWeaver Agent3 Scotch Street, BelfastGeorge O'Hara MerchantJohn Purdy
Sarah Jane GrahamFullWidowWeaver AgentLisnamorrow, Parish of ArtreaJohn PurdyFarmerMargaret Duncan
5 Sep 1861Samuel PhillipsFullBachelorFarmerBallynahone Road, MagheraSamuel PhillipsFarmerAdam Phillips
Matilda SinclairFullSpinsterFarmerDerrynoid RoadSamuel SinclairFarmerAlexander Phillips
19 Oct 1865Paul McCloskeyFullBachelorGrocerBellaghy, Parish of BallyscullionPaul McCloskieSchoolmasterLewis Richardson
Peggy Jane JudgeFullSpinsterNoneBellaghy, Parish of BallyscullionJohn JudgeLabourerMary Linsay
28 May 1869Clark PorterFullBachelorFarmerGortamneyHenry PorterFarmerGeorge Porter
Mary Ann WallaceFullSpinsterNoneTobermoreRobert WallaceFarmerMary Ann McCurdy
13 Dec 1869Patrick McGarrityFullBachelorLabourerMoneymore, Parish of DesertlynPeter McGarrityLabourerJohn Donnelly
Mary BoydFullSpinsterNoneMoneymore, Parish of DesertlynRobert BoydLabourerWilliam John Bear
19 Oct 1871Robert PaulFullWidowerFarmerBallynahone, Parish of TermoneenyGeorge PaulFarmerThomas James Wallace
Mary Jane LynnFullSpinsterNoneBallynahone, Parish of TermoneenyJohn LynnFarmerMary Anne Taylor
3 May 1872Hugh McDowell full Widower Butler BallyscullionJohn McDowell FarmerMary A. Loughrey
Jane Davison full Spinster none Oldtown Thomas DavisonFarmerThomas Davison
14 Jun 1873John Flynn20 yrsBachelorLabourerMillbrook, Parish of MagherafeltGilbert FlynnTailorJohn Bradley
Ann Jane GrahamFullSpinsterHousemaidMillbrook, Parish of MagherafeltCharles GrahamFarmerNancy Harkness
20 Sep 1877Robert Shiels55WidowerFarmerDrumballyhaganRobert ShielsCarpenterWilliam Anderson
Mary Wilson45WidowNoneBallynascreenJames WilsonFarmerMargaret J Wilson
15 Apr 1878James Judge38 yrsWidowerFarmerCarmeanJames JudgeFarmerHugh Eakin
Mary Ann Peeples22 yrsSpinsterNoneCarmeanJohn PeeplesFarmerEliza Jane Corny
5 Nov 1879Joseph McClane23BachelorFarmerBallynahoneJohn McCleanFarmerHames Hutchinson
Anna Maria Hanna22SpinsterNoneBallynahoneThomas HannaFarmerMatilda McLean
12 Oct 1880James Lee23BachelorFarmerMoneyguiggy, Parish of BallynascreenJames McGladeFarmerMatilda Wallace
Margaret Boyd23SpinsternoneMoneyguiggy, Parish of BallynascreenWilliam BoydFarmerThomas Dickson Junr
24 Nov 1882Robert Crawford40WidowerFarmerBallynacrossJohn CrawfordFarmerWilliam Pollock
Mary Jane Hunter24SpinsterNoneBallynahoneJoseph HunterFarmerNancy Jane Hunter
26 Sep 1884Clarke Porter30 yrsWidowerFarmerGortamneyRobert A PorterFarmerMatilda McLean
Matilda McLean24 yrsFarmerNoneBallynahoneAnnie McLeanFarmerClarke Porter
16 Oct 1884Alexander Lyle 30Widower Farmer Tobermore William LyleFarmerAnnie Hueston
Jane White 22Spinster none Killytoney Alexander WhiteFarmerThomas Clarke
14 Nov 1884James Smyth23 yrsBachelorLabourerMaghadoneWilliam SmythLabourerSamuel Hogg
Bessie McDowell22 yrsSpinsernoneDunarnonJob McDowellFarmerJane McDowell
12 Aug 1886John Hunter28 yrsBachelorFarmerBallynahoneRobert HunterFarmerJames Bradley
Mary Anne Ewing23 YrsSpinsterNoneBallynahoneRobert EwingFarmerJohn Ewing
27 May 1887James Hunter30 yrsBachelorWeaverKillyberryJohn HunterWeaverGeorge McGonigle
Nancy Phillips45 YrsSpinsterServantKillyberryWilliam PhillipsLabourerAnnie McGonigle
23 Nov 1888John Paul25 yrsBachelorFarmerCrewSamuel PaulFarmerSamuel Hogg
Margaret Graham30 yrsSpinsternoneCrewJohn GrahamFarmerMargaret Kane
20 May 1891William Scott25 yrsBachelorLabourerCulnadyDaniel ScottLabourerThomas Lindsay
Sarah Montgomery23 yrsSpinsterNoneCulnadyShaw MontgomeryFarmerFanny Graham
1 Sep 1891Thomas Phillips23 yrsBachelorFarmerBallynahoneJohn PhillipsFarmerW. H. Maitland
Lillie McCready21 yrsSpinsterNoneTobermoreWilliam McCreadyBlack SmithWilliam J. McCready
30 Nov 1893George Paul27BachelorLabourerBallynahone BegThomas PaulLabourerRobert Kennedy
Maggie Kissick26SpinsterNoneUpperlandsJohn KissickLabourerMary J Lees
15 May 1894Thomas J. GrahamFullBachelorLabourerDunarnanSamuel GrahamLabourerSamuel Forde
Sarah ArmstrongFullSpinsterNoneDunarnanWilliam ArmstrongLabourerAlice Armstrong
10 Nov 1897Alexander Lyle24BachelorFarmerTullyroanJames LyleFarmerEmily Clarke
Nancy Jane Clarke28SpinsternoneBallinahone MoreRobert ClarkeFarmerJames Lyle
Thursday, May 01, 1902John ScottFullWidowerDealerCrewJohn ScottLabourerRobert Lindsay
Alice GrahamFullSpinsterNoneCurraghSamuel GrahamLabourerMinnie Montgomery
Monday, July 14, 1902Thomas ShieldsFullBachelorFarmerBallynahone MoreThomas ShieldsFarmerArchibald Scott
Sarah LennoxFullSpinsterNoneGulladuffThomas J LennoxFarmerAnnie Lennox
Friday, November 28, 1902Robert John PorterFullBachelorServantBallynacrossWilliam PorterFarmerD.C Hastings
Sarah M. BoydeFullSpinsterNoneCarricknakieltChristy BoydeFarmerPatricia O'Kane
Tuesday, January 13, 1903Christy BoydFullBachelorFarmerCarricknakieltChristy BoydFarmerWilliam Paul
Matilda LennoxFullSpinsterNoneGullladuffThomas LennoxCarpenterAnnie Lennox
Friday, May 29, 1903Alexander GrahamFullBachelorLabourerCurraghSamuel GrahamLabourerWilliam Tosh
Mary BoltonFullSpinsternoneLismoyleSamuel BoltonFarmerNellie Bolton
Tuesday, May 07, 1907George ShielsFullBachelorTailorCraigadickJames ShielsMillerW J Brownlow
Annie DicksonFullSpinsterNoneDrumballyhaganFredrick DicksonFarmerRebecca E Dickson
Thursday, March 12, 1914James ShielsFullBachelorBeetlerUpperlandsClarke ShielsMillerRobert Lindsay
Maggie HunterFullSpinsterNoneCulnadyJohn HunterLabourerMary Fleming
Monday, November 25, 1918Alexander PorterFullBachelorLabourerKnocknakieltWilliam PorterLabourerThomas J McCaughey
Emily McCaugheyFullSpinsterNoneBallymarrion?James McCaugheyLabourerIsabella Maitland
Friday, January 10, 1919James Mundle23 yrsBachelorNoneCahoreRobert MundleFarmerIsabella Maitland
Ada Elizabeth Hunter23 yrsSpinsterNoneBallynahoneSamuel James HunterFarmerWinifred Maitland
Wednesday, October 29, 1919Stuart GrahamFullBachelorCloth HardnerCulnadyDavid GrahamLabourerIsabella Maitland
Tillie ScottFullSpinsterNoneCulnadyWilliam ScottLabourerDaisie Maitland
Wednesday, February 21, 1923Edward Montgomery29BachelorFarm LabourerCulnadyJames ShielsFarmerIsabella Maitland
Margaret Annie Shields26SpinsterNoneCraigadickShaw MontgomeryFarmerWinifred L Maitland

Transcribed by Denver Boyd

Religious Cenus of Parish of Magherafelt 1766

A Religious census of the Parish of Magherafelt 1766 contained in Parliamentary Returns as to Religion as preserved in documents in the Record Office, Dublin (Bundle 76, No.674)  for the Parish of Magherafelt in the Dioceses of Armagh in the barony of Loughenshollen in County Londonderry. Whilst the rector of each parish was obliged to complete this return, few actually did (or if they did, the returns have been lost). Luckily, the return for the Parish of Magherafelt still survives and is preented here.
A list of the several families in said Parish. Taken the 28th day of March 1766.

PROTESTANTS   DISENTERS    PAPISTS   
Revd. James Richardson Recr. Page 2 James Semple Page 4 Bryan McTeig Page 8
Edward Betty Page 2 James Bowman Page 4 Cormick O'Neill Page 8
Samuel McElroy Page 2 Mattw. Johnston Page 4 Patrick Judge Page 8
Abraham Keightly Page 2 Hugh Garven Page 4 John O'Neill Page 8
Robert Brodly Page 2 William Dickey Page 4 Phelemy O'Neill Page 8
Robert Redfern Page 2 William Galway Page 4 Edward Tole Page 8
Benjamin Reffern Page 2 William Robinson Page 4 Edward McWilliams Page 8
James Lenox Page 2 George Stuart Page 4 Bernard McCann Page 8
Margt. McConnel, widow Page 2 Thomas Johnston Page 4 Patrick McTeig Page 8
James Holdon Page 2 Neal McMullen Page 4 Roger O'Lagan Page 8
William Lenox Page 2 Thomas Dale Page 4 Henry Tole Page 8
William Hodwell Page 2 John Stuart Page 4 John McAtier Page 8
Matthw. Hodwell Page 2 Samuel Stuart Page 4 Darley Morron Page 8
William Hodwell younger Page 2 David Evans Page 4 James Dowdal Page 8
Richard Hawthorn Page 2 Joseph Evans Page 4 Patrick Mulderig Page 8
Tracey Dawson Page 2 Mattw. Evans Page 4 John Griffin Page 8
Richard Dawson Page 2 Samuel Evans Page 4 John Morron Page 8
William Hawthorn Page 2 Robert McErlain Page 4 Patrick Griffin Page 8
Daniel Reynolds Page 2 Adam Robinson Page 4 Torlagh McLaughlin Page 8
Gerard Carelton Page 2 Joseph Bell Page 4 Roger McGillan Page 8
Elisabth. Campbell Widw. Page 2 William McGarvey Page 4 Cormick O'Lagan Page 8
James Leekey Page 2 Moses Thompson Page 4 James O'Lagan Page 8
Henry Hall Page 2 James Brown Page 4 John Morgan Page 8
George McCalla Page 2 Thomas Shannon Page 4 Daniel Mulholland Page 8
John Downing Page 2 Samuel Shannon Page 4 Owen O'Hemphey Page 8
Joseph Reynolds Page 2 Hugh Cor ? Con Page 4 Neal O'Devlin Page 8
John Reynolds Page 2 Robert Wiley Page 4 Archbd. McDonald Page 8
William Winchester Page 2 John Wiley Page 4 Tole Gilmer Page 8
Mary Reynolds, Wids. Page 2 William Dool Page 4 Owen McWilliams Page 8
Henry Reynolds Page 2 Hugh Miller Page 4 William Gilmor Page 8
Alexander Lawson Page 2 James Taylor Page 4 John Dowdal Page 8
John Johnston Page 2 Joseph Pattison Page 4 Robert Bordly Page 8
Archibd. Brodly Page 2 John Brown Page 4 Hugh Cossily Page 8
Thomas Redfern Page 2 Hanna Dunban Widw. Page 4 Maurice O'Murray Page 8
Roger Palmer Page 2 Thomas Ditty Page 4 James McQuillan Page 8
Jane Brown Widw. Page 2 James Brown Page 4 Daniel O'Neill Page 8
Elisabeth Fullerton Page 2 Robert Steel Page 4 Patrick Nocher Page 8
William McLane Page 2 Thomas Eakin Page 4 Dennis McElhone Page 8
Edward Marlin Page 2 Jane Eaken, Widow Page 4 Roger McCamel Page 8
William Marlin Page 2 James Richey Page 4 John McGonnigill Page 8
James Collins Page 2 Alexr. Graves Page 4 Patrick Conary Page 8
Daniel McGonigill Page 2 James Gilmer Page 4 James McAtier Page 8
Henry Dernam Page 2 Robert Gilmer Page 4 Thomas Henry Page 8
George Burrows Page 2 Andrew Hays Page 4 Bridgt. Henry widw. Page 8
John Buntin Page 2 Adam Costin Page 4 Owen Toner Page 8
Samuel Pue Page 2 William Stuart Page 4 Michael McCann Page 8
Anthony Buntin Page 2 Mattw. McKee Page 4 Philemy Conary Page 8
Mary Williams Page 2 Mary Purvis, Widw. Page 4 Nicholas Ledan Page 8
John Hillman Page 2 Francis Morton Page 4 Ferdinand Devlin Page 8
Michael Buntin Page 2 Margt. Morton Widw. Page 4 Hugh McCann Page 8
Charles Greer Page 2 Andrew Morton Page 4 Dennis Conary Page 8
Olivia Fox Page 2 William Gray Page 4 Bryan McKelvey Page 8
Charles Brown Page 2 Stuart Morton Page 4 James McLaughlin Page 8
John Hamersly Page 2 James McMullen Page 4 Andrew McLaughlin Page 8
James Pardee Page 2 Alexr. Wier Page 4 John McTeig Page 8
Ralph Brodly Page 2 Moses Moor Page 4 Thomas McTeig Page 8
Thomas McGurk Page 2 James Cathcart Page 4 Bryan McTeig Page 8
Thomas Graves Page 2 George Badger Page 4 Phelemy Cahan Page 8
Robert Garven Page 2 William Badger Page 4 John Gillaspey Page 8
Patrick Hillman Page 2 Joseph Paul Page 4 George Lawson Page 8
Edward Tipper Page 2 George Campbell Page 4 Henry Taminey Page 8
Francie Garven Page 2 Jacob Wilson Page 4 Owen O'Morron Page 8
William Taylor Page 2 Thomas Caulfield Page 4 Hugh Corr Page 8
Francis Searson Page 2 James Paul Page 4 Adam Ward Page 8
Daniel McQuilkin Page 2 James Long Page 4 Maurice Ward Page 8
George Howles Page 2 Hercules Douglas Page 4 Roger Farril Page 8
Thomas McMurray Page 2 Thomas Dunlap Page 4 Fergus Ward Page 8
Elisabeth Conyngham Wid. Page 2 George Eaken Page 4 Patrick Taminey Page 8
Thomas Man Page 2 Alexr. Wiley Page 4 Margt. O'Neill widw. Page 8
James York Page 2 John Eaken Page 4 Gloshney McGinnis Page 8
Jane Graves Widw. Page 2 William Hunter Page 4 Mary Follerty Page 8
Thomas Lawson Page 2 James Stitt Page 4 Robert Coshilley Page 8
Henry Hall Page 2 Kennedy Henderson Page 4 Roger McCorley Page 8
Joseph Donnison Page 2 Samuel Crawford Page 4 Connor McAnalley Page 8
James Kane Page 2 Sophia Birkby Widw. Page 4 Bryan Devlin Page 8
Henry York Page 2 James Willox Page 4 Roger Lorcan Page 8
George Foster Page 2 Jane Garven Widw. Page 4 Hugh Mulkennen Page 8
Samuel Murdagh Page 2 Thomas Woodworth Page 4 John Scullion Page 8
John Leskey, youngr. Page 2 John Caldwell Page 4 Cormick O'Neill Page 8
Joseph Mallard Page 2 James Crawford Page 4 Allin McQuaid Page 8
Richard Mardock Page 2 Neal Campbell Page 5Lewis Walsh Page 9
William Brown Page 2 Neal McErlain Page 5Daniel O'Lorean Page 9
Francis Morgan Page 2 John Finlay Page 5Manasses Mulgrue Page 9
Alexander Brown Page 2 Alexr. McCool Page 5Michael O'Connor Page 9
William Peacock Page 2 William Farlow Page 5Michael Mulgrue Page 9
John Brown Page 2 Alexr. Semple Page 5Bryan McGonnigill Page 9
John Boggs Page 2 Ann Reed Widw. Page 5Jane Morron, Widw. Page 9
Thomas McVey Page 2 Joseph Warden Page 5Dominick Dowdall Page 9
Robert Nelson Page 2 William Marks Page 5Henry O'Neill Page 9
Alexr. Montgomery Page 2 William Dempster Page 5William Stevens Page 9
George Armstrong Page 2 William Proctor Page 5Owne Kelly Page 9
Margt. Newton Page 2 Thomas Rooney Page 5James McGurk Page 9
John Jennings Page 3 Francis Davison Page 5Bryan McGurk Page 9
Ralph Brunkard Page 3 Robert Crawford Page 5Gilldoe Trolan Page 9
Edward Brown Page 3 Mary Wilson Widw. Page 5George McCamel Page 9
Christophilus Reynolds Page 3 Robert Crawford Page 5Dennis McCarrol Page 9
Hugh McElhone Page 3 John Watson Page 5James Flanigan Page 9
Adam Hendry Page 3 Andrew Fullerton Page 5William Chievers Page 9
Richard Williams Page 3 William Parks Page 5Patrick Chievers Page 9
Robert Dawson Page 3 William Clownish Page 5Thmas Coshilley Page 9
George Rodgers Page 3 Edward McGarvey Page 5Hugh Coshilley Page 9
James Brown Page 3 John Creighton Page 5Patrick McNavall Page 9
Arthur Tracey Page 3 Adam Vance Page 5Manasses McNavall Page 9
Joseph Evans Page 3 James Little Page 5Thomas McNavall Page 9
Phillis Warburton Widw. Page 3 John Patterson Page 5Hugh McNavall Page 9
Alexr. Bradey Page 3 Matthw. Lindsay Page 5Bridget McCanna Page 9
Thomas Johnston Page 3 William Lee Page 5Charles Diamond Page 9
Jeremy Hainey Page 3 ames Johnston Page 5Michael Walsh Page 9
Thomas Bordley Page 3 John Brown Page 5Nicholas Walsh Page 9
James McGarvey Page 3 John Johnston Page 5Bryan McAlpin Page 9
Thomas Barnett Page 3 John Wilson Page 5Bryan McCorrey Page 9
Joseph Bennett Page 3 Thomas Robinson Page 5William Barnett Page 9
Robert Brown Page 3 John Stuart Page 5Daniel Mulderig Page 9
James Carothers Page 3 Hugh Stuart Page 5William Mulderig Page 9
Richard Stanley Page 3 Thomas Staunton Page 5Daniel Coshilley Page 9
Thomas Deacon Page 3 James Caldwell Page 5Patrick Walsh Page 9
Bartholomew Clark Page 3 Arthur Forbess Page 5Peter Brodley Page 9
John Devlin Page 3 David Duncan Page 5Neal O'Boyle Page 9
Randle Cox Page 3 Matthw. Harbison Page 5John McOwen Page 9
Michael Stanley Page 3 Thomas McClatchy Page 5Miles McOwen Page 9
James Cox Page 3 Thomas Lee Page 5Michael Short Page 9
Elisabth. Lawson, Widw. Page 3 Robert Clark Page 5Thomas Mulholland Page 9
Richardson Williams Page 3 John Johnston Eldr. Page 5Bernard McGuckian Page 9
James Miller Page 3 John Johnston youngr. Page 5Mary Dunn Page 9
Thomas Richardson Page 3 James Millikin Page 5Henry Madden Page 9
Sarah Badger, Widw. Page 3 Rowley Mullen Page 5Edward Boyle Page 9
William Badger Page 3 William Dobbin Page 5Patrick Slane Page 9
John Leckey Page 3 Duncan Campbell Page 5Michael McNavall Page 9
Margery Huey Widw. Page 3 Matthw. Johnston Page 5John McFillone Page 9
John Redfern Page 3 John Buntin Page 5Patrick McMahon Page 9
Joseph Redfern Page 3 William Buntin Page 5Hugh McNavall Page 9
John Morrow Page 3 James Hodge Page 5Col McTeig Page 9
John Nelson Page 3 Robert Lee Page 5Daniel McGorrary Page 9
Mary Vance Widw. Page 3 Alexr. Christey Page 5Eveng Brodley Page 9
Mary Mullen Widw. Page 3 Robt. Maxwell Page 5Patrick Smith Page 9
Edward Whiteside Page 3 Joseph Richey Page 5Daniel Mulholland Page 9
John Whiteside Page 3 John Ditty Page 5Matthew Boylan Page 9
Jane Whieside Widw. Page 3 John Cannon Page 5Torlach McAllester Page 9
Hugh Mullen Page 3 Henry Barry Page 5Owen Hughs Page 9
John Mullen Page 3 James Steel Page 5Dennis McTeig Page 9
Archibd- Williams Page 3 Elisabth. Foster Widw. Page 5Thomas McTeig Page 9
Andrew Frazier Page 3 John McCullogh Page 5Edward McLaughlin Page 9
William Cuddy Page 3 James Sloss Page 5Daniel Crawford Page 9
Hugh Rodgers Page 3 James Sloss youngr. Page 5Duncan Gilmer Page 9
Thomas Rodgers Page 3 John Johnston Page 5Patrick Gilmer Page 9
Thomas Man Page 3 Alexr. McKay Page 5John McGown Page 9
Richd. Garven Page 3 David Duncan Page 5George Smith Page 9
Ezekiel Richardson Page 3 Samuel Crossen Page 5Owen Donnell Page 9
David Duncan youngr. Page 5Patrick Quinn Page 9
William Taylor Page 5Patrick Shields Page 9
James Duncan Page 5Mary Henry Widw. Page 9
Sarah Duncan Widw. Page 5John Conwall Page 9
Mary Duncan Widw. Page 5John Henry Page 9
Mark Morrow Page 5Thomas Hagan Page 9
James Booth Page 5Richard McAllester Page 9
William Barry Page 5John Diamond Page 9
Henry Car Page 5Daniel McGuire Page 9
William Hills Page 5James McQuaid Page 10
William Ray Page 5Richard McQuaid Page 10
Matthw. Boden Page 5Phelemy Dairy Page 10
Mary Campbell Widw. Page 6John Doeherty Page 10
James Brown Page 6Cornalius McGonnigill Page 10
Andrew Richey Page 6James McGonnigill Page 10
William Berryman Page 6John Scullion Page 10
John Graves Page 6John Cargan Page 10
John Staunton Page 6Daniel O'Cahan Page 10
Mary Given Widw. Page 6Francis McCrystall Page 10
John Laurence Page 6John McDonnell Page 10
Catherine Given Widw. Page 6Alexander McDonnell Page 10
William Given Page 6Charles McCamel Page 10
Margt. Trotter Widw. Page 6Cormick McNichol Page 10
William Berfoot Page 6Alexr. McNichol Page 10
Catherine Maghlin Page 6Andrew McNichol Page 10
Michl. Wallace Page 6Christopher McKay Page 10
Hugh Wallace Page 6Neal Quigley Page 10
James McCrackin Page 6John Smith Page 10
William Mullen Page 6Daniel O'Donnelly Page 10
Robert Houston Page 6Edward Keenan Page 10
Andrew Shannon Page 6Francis McTeig Page 10
Matthw. Taylor Page 6Phelemy Devlin Page 10
James Taylor Page 6Manasses Mulholland Page 10
Thomas Ramsay Page 6Patrick Coshilley Page 10
Duncan Swainey Page 6 James Bordly Page 10
David Armstrong Page 6Edward Keenan Page 10
John Greer Page 6Edward Laverty Page 10
James Greer Page 6Bryan Kerney Page 10
Elisabth. Johnston Widw. Page 6Daniel Kerney Page 10
John Murphey Page 6Dennis Keenan Page 10
William Peacock Page 6James O'Cahan Page 10
Isabella Burney Widw. Page 6Edward O'Cahan Page 10
Esther Brunkard Widw. Page 6Bryan O'Cahan Page 10
William Steel Page 6John O'Cahan Page 10
Samuel Laird Page 6James O'Cahan youngr. Page 10
John McNeill Page 6Michael McEldoon Page 10
George Patterson Page 6Neal Keenan Page 10
Thomas Ditty Page 6Murtagh Keenan Page 10
Robert Steel Page 6Dennis McCanna Page 10
John Lewis Page 6Bryan Car Page 10
John Glenholmes Page 6Charles McQuaid Page 10
Joseph Thompson Page 6Richard Mulholland Page 10
James Ditty Page 6
Joseph Thompson Page 6
John McMurdey Page 6
David Jennings Page 6
John Graham Page 6
Anne Fulton Page 6
William Scott Page 6
Matthw. Kyle Page 6
James Maghlin Page 6
David McGarvey Page 6
John Stitt Page 6
John Hunter Page 6
Hugh Graham Page 6
David Mulholland Page 6
Cornelius Costin Page 6
Mary Semple Widw. Page 6
Archibd. McGinnis Page 6
John Richey Page 6
Nathanl. Mitchell Page 6
William Stitt Page 6
Mary Johnston Widw. Page 6
William Kirkpatrick Page 6
Alexander McCrackin Page 6
George Woods Page 6
John Tomb Page 6
William Trotter Page 6
Abrahm. Matthews Page 6
Alexr. McMullen Page 6
Andrew Little Page 6
George Benderman Page 6
Matthw. Allison Page 6
Jeremy Lindsay Page 6
George Lindsay Page 6
James Houston Page 6
Robert Conning Page 6
Andrew Richey Page 6
William Oar Page 6
Martha Taylor Widw. Page 6
Andrew Davidson Page 6
William Duncan Page 7
Robert Armstrong Page 7
Mary Loughey Widw. Page 7
Samuel Bates Page 7
George Graham Page 7
William Graham Page 7
David Reed Page 7
William Dunlap Page 7
Adam Burrows Page 7
David Graham Page 7
Robert Burrows Page 7
John Ditty Page 7
John Ditty youngr. Page 7
Samuel Ditty Page 7
William Ditty Page 7
George Wright Page 7
Benjamin Brown Page 7
John Brown Page 7
James Brown Page 7
William Brown Page 7
Mary Ann Brown Widw. Page 7
John Waller Page 7
John Waller youngr. Page 7
James McNaught Page 7
James McNaught youngr. Page 7
Robert McMaster Page 7
Hugh Brown Page 7
William Eaken Page 7
Thomas Wallace Page 7
Robert Love Page 7
John McKee Page 7
Thomas Maghlin Page 7
George Philipps Page 7
John Askin Page 7

Magherafelt Quarter Sessions 28 June 1873

Magherafelt Quarter Sessions
The Belfast News Letter
(Belfast, Ireland)
Saturday 28 June 1873
Issue 55677

Magherafelt Quarter Sessions

(from our Reporter)
Magherafelt, Friday
Charles, J. Coffey, Esq. QC, Chairman, for the County of Derry, opened the Magherafelt Quarter Session here to-day at twelve o’clock.

The following magistrates occupied seats on the Bench: Col. Robert Peel Dawson, DL; Robert Stokes, Esq., RM; Andrew Spottiswood, Esq.; John Hill Esq.; J.J. Clarke Esq.; Henry S. Cartwright, Esq.; Col. Cassidi, Hugh Walker, Esq.; David N. Moore, Esq.; Francis Quin, Esq.; Samuel C. Gunning, Esq.; Robert H. Dolling, Esq.; and Robert Dymond, Esq.; J. Chambers, Esq., Sub-Sherriff, was also in attendance.

The following gentlemen were sworn as a Grand Jury: – Messrs. John Givin (foreman), Wm. Black jun, Samuel Coleman, James Morrison, Henry Sloan, James Connor, James Hemple, James Carr, David Smith, John Archibald, James Cooper, T. Glasgow, Joseph Archibald, Hugh Bradley, John Cowan, John M’Aneery, and John Smith.

The Chairman addressing the Grand Jury said he was very sorry to inform them that the Crown business on the present occasion appeared to be much heavier than they had been accustomed to for some time at these Sessions. It was somewhat singular that there did not appear to be one solitary case of stealing, pilfering, or any case of that description; all were for assaults, riots, striking at with knives, firing shots with intent to kill, waylaying, and cases of that serious character.  There were sixteen such cases, but there was not a single case for theft, larceny, or any petty offence of that description; all were for outbreaks against the peace of the community.  His worship then dwelt for some time upon the lamentable state of the district that produced such disgraceful results, and remarked that the largest barony in the County of Derry was at present under the Peace Preservation Act by reason of the conduct of a few idle, thoughtless people getting up perfectly ridiculous demonstrations.  These demonstrations resulted first in riot, then in tumult, and invariably ended in bloodshed.  Then the law stepped in, and the quiet and peaceable inhabitants of the barony were now suffering from the serious inconvenience arising from the enforcement of a highly penal enactment.  He deeply regretted such a condition of things, but hoped that there would shortly be a cessation of hostilities and an entire absence of the despicable party feeling.  His worship then gave the usual directions to the Grand Jury, detailing and explaining their duties more minutely than usual, as the majority of them had been up to the present unaccustomed to serve on the Grand Jury.

The Grand Jury then retied to consider the bills.  His Worship afterwards took up the hearing of the applications for

SPIRIT LICENSES

The following is a list of the applications, with the ruling of the Court in each case: – Jas. Corey, jun., Magherafelt, refused; Robert Dollas, Hall Street, Maghera, refused: Patk. Donnelly, Draperstown, granted; John Kearney, Magherafelt, refused; John Kelly, Drumsillio, refused; John Magilligan, Swatragh, refused; John McKeefry, Swatragh, refused; Rose Mullin, Gulladaff, refused; John O’Kane, Magherafelt, granted.

Messrs. Glover, A.F. Henry, and B.H. Lane appeared the the applicants.

Re: JOHN MAGILLIGAN

Mr. Dolling opposed the granting of this license on the ground that there was a sufficient number of public houses in the locality.  He also remarked that houses of this description had a great deal to do in bringing about the disgraceful state of things his worship had just drawn their attention to.  Rows were originated inside the house, and finished outside.  Besides this, more public meeting were go up by publicans than other men in the neighbourhood for the purpose of drawing grist to their mill.

RESOLUTION OF THE MAGISTRATES

His Worship, in announcing the ruling of the Court in the above cases, said he was requested by the magistrates to state that they had, after due consideration, resolved, while such a state of things existed as called for the extension of the Peace Preservation Act, not to grant any more licenses whatever.  He might also remark that the magistrates were unanimous in coming to that conclusion, and he (his worship) heartily concurred in the resolution that had been adopted.

THE RIOT ON THE 17TH MARCH

Mr. Reid S.C.S. applied in consequence of instructions he had received from the Attorney General, to have the cases in which a number of persons stood indicted for riot in Magherafelt on the 17th of March last sent forward to the Assizes.  The riot was of a very serious character, having lasted for several hours, and one man having received wounds from which he died a few days afterwards.

Mr. Glover opposed the application on behalf of one of the prisoners.

His Worship said, unless some overwhelming reason for not acceeding to the application of the Crown was put forward, he would be bound to send up the informations to the Assizes.  He did not consider Mr. Glover’s objection sufficiently strong, and he would accordingly grant Mr. Reid’s application.

His Worship then took up the

CRIMINAL BUSINESS

James McKenna was indicated for a serious assault upon Wm. Bruce on the 25th March, 1872, and also for a common assault upon him at the same time and place.

Mr. Reid, S.C.S, prosecuted, and Mr. Lane defended the prisoner.

The following jury was sworn to try the case: – Messrs. Wm. Dempsey (foremen), James Dempsey, Wm. Pherson, Hugh Gilmore, Wm. Patton, Hugh Kelly, Edward Hasson, James Reid, James Sheals, Joseph Warnock, Samuel Alexander, and Andrew Barr.

Wm Bruce deposed that he was riding home in his cart on the night in question with a man named James Martin, when a man named Ward challenged him to fight.  He got out of the cart, and , when Ward and he were lying on the road in holts, the prisoner came forward and struck him on the head with a loaded whip, rendering him quite senseless.  He was unconscious of what happened afterwards.

James Martin deposed that he saw the prisoner strike Bruce three violent blows on the head with the heavy end of his whip.  He believed he had killed him, as the blood was running profusely from his head.

Dr. Carr deposed, in answer to Mr. Reid, that there were three serious incised wounds on Bruce’s head.  When he saw him first he was insensible, and for some time afterwards he remained in danger of his life.

The jury returned into court with a verdict of guilty

His Worship sentenced the prisoner to twelve months’ imprisonment with hard labour.

ASSAULT

Robert Armstrong and Daniel Dobbin were indicted for a serious assault upon two men named Hugh Brittain and John Brittain on the 25th of June 1872.  Dobbin was further indicted for having stabbed Hugh Brittain with felonious intent.

Mr. Reid, S.C.S., prosecuted, and Mr. Glover defended the prisoners.

The following jury was empanelled to try the case: Messrs. Francis Lindsay (foremen), Hugh Thompson, James Gilmore, Isaac Fleming, Henry Hassan, Wm. Johnston, John Linton, Robert Patton, Hugh Watt, Torrens Alexander, Andrew Barr, and James Thompson.

Hugh Brittain said he was in Gulladuff on the 25th day of June, 1872, in a public house there.  He left it at ten o’clock, and when he got out Robert Armstrong told him to go home, and then struck him with a stone and killed him. (Laughter.) His brother lifted him to take him away, and then they collected to throw stones.  He could not say who “they” were, for he was kicked senseless.  He did not see Dobbin do anything.

The witness was cross-examined by Mr. Glover.  Edward Dillon deposed to having witnessed the assault upon Brittain.  Dobbin was in the company.

John Brittain deposed that he was in the public-house with his brother on the night in question.  They had no quarrel with anyone in the house.  He did not see his brother knocked down, but when he turned to take him away he was met with stones flung by Armstrong, Dobbin, and several others.  When he was taking his brother home, the party attacked them again.  Dobbin stabbed him (witness) with a sharp instrument.  His brother was then knocked down and flung into a dung-pit by Robert Armstrong and two or three others.

The witness was not cross-examined.

Daniel  McAterney deposed that he saw Dobbin throw stones on the night in question. He did not know at whom they were thrown, as it was dark.  He saw  Hugh Brittain struck by Armstrong with a stone; saw the stab that John Brittain received; and was present when Hugh was knocked down a second time.

The witness was cross-examined by Mr. Glover as to whether the Brittains had not quarreled with the prisoners before they left the public-house.

Dr. Henry deposed that he attended to the wounds that had been inflicted on the Brittains.  Hugh was suffering from a cut lip, and John from a wound that seemed to be caused by the ferrule of a stick.

Cross-examined by Mr. Glover – It was not a stab at all.

Mr. Glover examined several witnesses for the defence.  Their evidence went to show that the Brittains had been the originators of the row.

His WORSHIP then summed up, and told the jury that there was no evidence that a knife had been used, and they might safely dismiss that from their consideration.

The jury then retired, and after five minutes’ absence returned into court with a verdict of acquittal.

Mr. Glover, evidently not expecting such a verdict, asked his worship would he accept any evidence with regard to character?

His WORSHIP said – I do not wonder at your surprise, Mr. Glover; and I compliment the jury on their discrimination and mercy. (Laughter) I will excuse them from further service during the present Sessions. (Laughter.)

One or two of the jurors accepted his worship’s observations as complimentary, and bowed their acknowledgments.

His WORSHIP then discharged the prisoners with a caution.

The Court had not risen when this despatch was forwarded.

Magherafelt Quarter Sessions 28 June 1873

Magherafelt Quarter Sessions
The Belfast News Letter
(Belfast, Ireland)
Saturday 28 June 1873
Issue 55677

Magherafelt Quarter Sessions

(from our Reporter)
Magherafelt, Friday
Charles, J. Coffey, Esq. QC, Chairman, for the County of Derry, opened the Magherafelt Quarter Session here to-day at twelve o’clock.

The following magistrates occupied seats on the Bench: Col. Robert Peel Dawson, DL; Robert Stokes, Esq., RM; Andrew Spottiswood, Esq.; John Hill Esq.; J.J. Clarke Esq.; Henry S. Cartwright, Esq.; Col. Cassidi, Hugh Walker, Esq.; David N. Moore, Esq.; Francis Quin, Esq.; Samuel C. Gunning, Esq.; Robert H. Dolling, Esq.; and Robert Dymond, Esq.; J. Chambers, Esq., Sub-Sherriff, was also in attendance.

The following gentlemen were sworn as a Grand Jury: – Messrs. John Givin (foreman), Wm. Black jun, Samuel Coleman, James Morrison, Henry Sloan, James Connor, James Hemple, James Carr, David Smith, John Archibald, James Cooper, T. Glasgow, Joseph Archibald, Hugh Bradley, John Cowan, John M’Aneery, and John Smith.

The Chairman addressing the Grand Jury said he was very sorry to inform them that the Crown business on the present occasion appeared to be much heavier than they had been accustomed to for some time at these Sessions. It was somewhat singular that there did not appear to be one solitary case of stealing, pilfering, or any case of that description; all were for assaults, riots, striking at with knives, firing shots with intent to kill, waylaying, and cases of that serious character.  There were sixteen such cases, but there was not a single case for theft, larceny, or any petty offence of that description; all were for outbreaks against the peace of the community.  His worship then dwelt for some time upon the lamentable state of the district that produced such disgraceful results, and remarked that the largest barony in the County of Derry was at present under the Peace Preservation Act by reason of the conduct of a few idle, thoughtless people getting up perfectly ridiculous demonstrations.  These demonstrations resulted first in riot, then in tumult, and invariably ended in bloodshed.  Then the law stepped in, and the quiet and peaceable inhabitants of the barony were now suffering from the serious inconvenience arising from the enforcement of a highly penal enactment.  He deeply regretted such a condition of things, but hoped that there would shortly be a cessation of hostilities and an entire absence of the despicable party feeling.  His worship then gave the usual directions to the Grand Jury, detailing and explaining their duties more minutely than usual, as the majority of them had been up to the present unaccustomed to serve on the Grand Jury.

The Grand Jury then retied to consider the bills.  His Worship afterwards took up the hearing of the applications for

SPIRIT LICENSES

The following is a list of the applications, with the ruling of the Court in each case: – Jas. Corey, jun., Magherafelt, refused; Robert Dollas, Hall Street, Maghera, refused: Patk. Donnelly, Draperstown, granted; John Kearney, Magherafelt, refused; John Kelly, Drumsillio, refused; John Magilligan, Swatragh, refused; John McKeefry, Swatragh, refused; Rose Mullin, Gulladaff, refused; John O’Kane, Magherafelt, granted.

Messrs. Glover, A.F. Henry, and B.H. Lane appeared the the applicants.

Re: JOHN MAGILLIGAN

Mr. Dolling opposed the granting of this license on the ground that there was a sufficient number of public houses in the locality.  He also remarked that houses of this description had a great deal to do in bringing about the disgraceful state of things his worship had just drawn their attention to.  Rows were originated inside the house, and finished outside.  Besides this, more public meeting were go up by publicans than other men in the neighbourhood for the purpose of drawing grist to their mill.

RESOLUTION OF THE MAGISTRATES

His Worship, in announcing the ruling of the Court in the above cases, said he was requested by the magistrates to state that they had, after due consideration, resolved, while such a state of things existed as called for the extension of the Peace Preservation Act, not to grant any more licenses whatever.  He might also remark that the magistrates were unanimous in coming to that conclusion, and he (his worship) heartily concurred in the resolution that had been adopted.

THE RIOT ON THE 17TH MARCH

Mr. Reid S.C.S. applied in consequence of instructions he had received from the Attorney General, to have the cases in which a number of persons stood indicted for riot in Magherafelt on the 17th of March last sent forward to the Assizes.  The riot was of a very serious character, having lasted for several hours, and one man having received wounds from which he died a few days afterwards.

Mr. Glover opposed the application on behalf of one of the prisoners.

His Worship said, unless some overwhelming reason for not acceeding to the application of the Crown was put forward, he would be bound to send up the informations to the Assizes.  He did not consider Mr. Glover’s objection sufficiently strong, and he would accordingly grant Mr. Reid’s application.

His Worship then took up the

CRIMINAL BUSINESS

James McKenna was indicated for a serious assault upon Wm. Bruce on the 25th March, 1872, and also for a common assault upon him at the same time and place.

Mr. Reid, S.C.S, prosecuted, and Mr. Lane defended the prisoner.

The following jury was sworn to try the case: – Messrs. Wm. Dempsey (foremen), James Dempsey, Wm. Pherson, Hugh Gilmore, Wm. Patton, Hugh Kelly, Edward Hasson, James Reid, James Sheals, Joseph Warnock, Samuel Alexander, and Andrew Barr.

Wm Bruce deposed that he was riding home in his cart on the night in question with a man named James Martin, when a man named Ward challenged him to fight.  He got out of the cart, and , when Ward and he were lying on the road in holts, the prisoner came forward and struck him on the head with a loaded whip, rendering him quite senseless.  He was unconscious of what happened afterwards. 

James Martin deposed that he saw the prisoner strike Bruce three violent blows on the head with the heavy end of his whip.  He believed he had killed him, as the blood was running profusely from his head.

Dr. Carr deposed, in answer to Mr. Reid, that there were three serious incised wounds on Bruce’s head.  When he saw him first he was insensible, and for some time afterwards he remained in danger of his life.

The jury returned into court with a verdict of guilty

His Worship sentenced the prisoner to twelve months’ imprisonment with hard labour.

ASSAULT

Robert Armstrong and Daniel Dobbin were indicted for a serious assault upon two men named Hugh Brittain and John Brittain on the 25th of June 1872.  Dobbin was further indicted for having stabbed Hugh Brittain with felonious intent.

Mr. Reid, S.C.S., prosecuted, and Mr. Glover defended the prisoners.

The following jury was empanelled to try the case: Messrs. Francis Lindsay (foremen), Hugh Thompson, James Gilmore, Isaac Fleming, Henry Hassan, Wm. Johnston, John Linton, Robert Patton, Hugh Watt, Torrens Alexander, Andrew Barr, and James Thompson.

Hugh Brittain said he was in Gulladuff on the 25th day of June, 1872, in a public house there.  He left it at ten o’clock, and when he got out Robert Armstrong told him to go home, and then struck him with a stone and killed him. (Laughter.) His brother lifted him to take him away, and then they collected to throw stones.  He could not say who “they” were, for he was kicked senseless.  He did not see Dobbin do anything.

The witness was cross-examined by Mr. Glover.  Edward Dillon deposed to having witnessed the assault upon Brittain.  Dobbin was in the company.

John Brittain deposed that he was in the public-house with his brother on the night in question.  They had no quarrel with anyone in the house.  He did not see his brother knocked down, but when he turned to take him away he was met with stones flung by Armstrong, Dobbin, and several others.  When he was taking his brother home, the party attacked them again.  Dobbin stabbed him (witness) with a sharp instrument.  His brother was then knocked down and flung into a dung-pit by Robert Armstrong and two or three others.

The witness was not cross-examined.

Daniel  McAterney deposed that he saw Dobbin throw stones on the night in question. He did not know at whom they were thrown, as it was dark.  He saw  Hugh Brittain struck by Armstrong with a stone; saw the stab that John Brittain received; and was present when Hugh was knocked down a second time.

The witness was cross-examined by Mr. Glover as to whether the Brittains had not quarreled with the prisoners before they left the public-house.

Dr. Henry deposed that he attended to the wounds that had been inflicted on the Brittains.  Hugh was suffering from a cut lip, and John from a wound that seemed to be caused by the ferrule of a stick.

Cross-examined by Mr. Glover – It was not a stab at all.

Mr. Glover examined several witnesses for the defence.  Their evidence went to show that the Brittains had been the originators of the row.

His WORSHIP then summed up, and told the jury that there was no evidence that a knife had been used, and they might safely dismiss that from their consideration.

The jury then retired, and after five minutes’ absence returned into court with a verdict of acquittal.

Mr. Glover, evidently not expecting such a verdict, asked his worship would he accept any evidence with regard to character?

His WORSHIP said – I do not wonder at your surprise, Mr. Glover; and I compliment the jury on their discrimination and mercy. (Laughter) I will excuse them from further service during the present Sessions. (Laughter.)

One or two of the jurors accepted his worship’s observations as complimentary, and bowed their acknowledgments.

His WORSHIP then discharged the prisoners with a caution.

The Court had not risen when this despatch was forwarded.