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'HaraMerchantJohn 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 fullWidowerButlerBallyscullionJohn McDowellFarmerMary A. Loughrey
Jane Davison fullSpinsternoneOldtownThomas 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 Lyle30WidowerFarmerTobermoreWilliam LyleFarmerAnnie Hueston
Jane White22Spinsternone KillytoneyAlexander 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 2James SemplePage 4Bryan McTeigPage 8
Edward BettyPage 2James BowmanPage 4Cormick O'NeillPage 8
Samuel McElroyPage 2Mattw. JohnstonPage 4Patrick JudgePage 8
Abraham KeightlyPage 2Hugh GarvenPage 4John O'NeillPage 8
Robert BrodlyPage 2William DickeyPage 4Phelemy O'NeillPage 8
Robert RedfernPage 2William GalwayPage 4Edward TolePage 8
Benjamin ReffernPage 2William RobinsonPage 4Edward McWilliamsPage 8
James LenoxPage 2George StuartPage 4Bernard McCannPage 8
Margt. McConnel, widowPage 2Thomas JohnstonPage 4Patrick McTeigPage 8
James HoldonPage 2Neal McMullenPage 4Roger O'LaganPage 8
William LenoxPage 2Thomas DalePage 4Henry TolePage 8
William HodwellPage 2John StuartPage 4John McAtierPage 8
Matthw. HodwellPage 2Samuel StuartPage 4Darley MorronPage 8
William Hodwell youngerPage 2David EvansPage 4James DowdalPage 8
Richard HawthornPage 2 Joseph EvansPage 4Patrick MulderigPage 8
Tracey DawsonPage 2Mattw. EvansPage 4John GriffinPage 8
Richard DawsonPage 2Samuel EvansPage 4John MorronPage 8
William HawthornPage 2Robert McErlainPage 4Patrick GriffinPage 8
Daniel ReynoldsPage 2Adam RobinsonPage 4Torlagh McLaughlinPage 8
Gerard CareltonPage 2Joseph BellPage 4Roger McGillanPage 8
Elisabth. Campbell Widw.Page 2William McGarveyPage 4Cormick O'LaganPage 8
James LeekeyPage 2Moses ThompsonPage 4James O'LaganPage 8
Henry HallPage 2James BrownPage 4John MorganPage 8
George McCallaPage 2Thomas ShannonPage 4Daniel MulhollandPage 8
John DowningPage 2Samuel ShannonPage 4Owen O'HempheyPage 8
Joseph ReynoldsPage 2Hugh Cor ? ConPage 4Neal O'DevlinPage 8
John ReynoldsPage 2Robert WileyPage 4Archbd. McDonaldPage 8
William WinchesterPage 2John WileyPage 4Tole GilmerPage 8
Mary Reynolds, Wids.Page 2William DoolPage 4Owen McWilliamsPage 8
Henry ReynoldsPage 2Hugh MillerPage 4William GilmorPage 8
Alexander LawsonPage 2James TaylorPage 4 John DowdalPage 8
John JohnstonPage 2Joseph PattisonPage 4Robert BordlyPage 8
Archibd. BrodlyPage 2John BrownPage 4Hugh CossilyPage 8
Thomas RedfernPage 2Hanna Dunban Widw.Page 4Maurice O'MurrayPage 8
Roger PalmerPage 2Thomas DittyPage 4James McQuillanPage 8
Jane Brown Widw.Page 2James BrownPage 4Daniel O'NeillPage 8
Elisabeth FullertonPage 2Robert SteelPage 4Patrick NocherPage 8
William McLanePage 2Thomas EakinPage 4Dennis McElhonePage 8
Edward MarlinPage 2Jane Eaken, WidowPage 4Roger McCamelPage 8
William MarlinPage 2James RicheyPage 4John McGonnigillPage 8
James CollinsPage 2Alexr. GravesPage 4Patrick ConaryPage 8
Daniel McGonigillPage 2James GilmerPage 4James McAtierPage 8
Henry DernamPage 2Robert GilmerPage 4Thomas HenryPage 8
George BurrowsPage 2 Andrew HaysPage 4Bridgt. Henry widw.Page 8
John BuntinPage 2 Adam CostinPage 4Owen TonerPage 8
Samuel PuePage 2William StuartPage 4Michael McCannPage 8
Anthony BuntinPage 2Mattw. McKeePage 4Philemy ConaryPage 8
Mary WilliamsPage 2Mary Purvis, Widw.Page 4Nicholas LedanPage 8
John HillmanPage 2 Francis MortonPage 4Ferdinand DevlinPage 8
Michael BuntinPage 2 Margt. Morton Widw.Page 4Hugh McCannPage 8
Charles GreerPage 2 Andrew MortonPage 4Dennis ConaryPage 8
Olivia FoxPage 2William GrayPage 4Bryan McKelveyPage 8
Charles BrownPage 2 Stuart MortonPage 4James McLaughlinPage 8
John HamerslyPage 2James McMullenPage 4Andrew McLaughlinPage 8
James PardeePage 2 Alexr. WierPage 4John McTeigPage 8
Ralph BrodlyPage 2Moses MoorPage 4Thomas McTeigPage 8
Thomas McGurkPage 2 James CathcartPage 4Bryan McTeigPage 8
Thomas GravesPage 2 George BadgerPage 4Phelemy CahanPage 8
Robert GarvenPage 2 William BadgerPage 4John GillaspeyPage 8
Patrick HillmanPage 2 Joseph PaulPage 4George LawsonPage 8
Edward TipperPage 2 George CampbellPage 4Henry TamineyPage 8
Francie GarvenPage 2Jacob WilsonPage 4Owen O'MorronPage 8
William TaylorPage 2Thomas CaulfieldPage 4Hugh CorrPage 8
Francis SearsonPage 2James PaulPage 4Adam WardPage 8
Daniel McQuilkinPage 2 James LongPage 4Maurice WardPage 8
George HowlesPage 2 Hercules DouglasPage 4Roger FarrilPage 8
Thomas McMurrayPage 2 Thomas DunlapPage 4Fergus WardPage 8
Elisabeth Conyngham Wid.Page 2 George EakenPage 4Patrick TamineyPage 8
Thomas ManPage 2 Alexr. WileyPage 4Margt. O'Neill widw.Page 8
James YorkPage 2 John EakenPage 4Gloshney McGinnisPage 8
Jane Graves Widw.Page 2 William HunterPage 4Mary FollertyPage 8
Thomas LawsonPage 2 James StittPage 4Robert CoshilleyPage 8
Henry HallPage 2 Kennedy HendersonPage 4Roger McCorleyPage 8
Joseph DonnisonPage 2 Samuel CrawfordPage 4Connor McAnalleyPage 8
James KanePage 2 Sophia Birkby Widw.Page 4Bryan DevlinPage 8
Henry YorkPage 2James WilloxPage 4Roger LorcanPage 8
George FosterPage 2Jane Garven Widw.Page 4Hugh MulkennenPage 8
Samuel MurdaghPage 2Thomas WoodworthPage 4John ScullionPage 8
John Leskey, youngr.Page 2John CaldwellPage 4Cormick O'NeillPage 8
Joseph MallardPage 2James CrawfordPage 4Allin McQuaidPage 8
Richard MardockPage 2Neal CampbellPage 5Lewis WalshPage 9
William BrownPage 2Neal McErlainPage 5Daniel O'LoreanPage 9
Francis MorganPage 2John FinlayPage 5Manasses MulgruePage 9
Alexander BrownPage 2Alexr. McCoolPage 5Michael O'ConnorPage 9
William PeacockPage 2William FarlowPage 5Michael MulgruePage 9
John BrownPage 2Alexr. SemplePage 5Bryan McGonnigillPage 9
John BoggsPage 2Ann Reed Widw.Page 5Jane Morron, Widw.Page 9
Thomas McVeyPage 2Joseph WardenPage 5Dominick DowdallPage 9
Robert NelsonPage 2William MarksPage 5Henry O'NeillPage 9
Alexr. MontgomeryPage 2William DempsterPage 5William StevensPage 9
George ArmstrongPage 2William ProctorPage 5Owne KellyPage 9
Margt. NewtonPage 2Thomas RooneyPage 5James McGurkPage 9
John JenningsPage 3Francis DavisonPage 5Bryan McGurkPage 9
Ralph BrunkardPage 3Robert CrawfordPage 5Gilldoe TrolanPage 9
Edward BrownPage 3Mary Wilson Widw.Page 5George McCamelPage 9
Christophilus ReynoldsPage 3Robert CrawfordPage 5Dennis McCarrolPage 9
Hugh McElhonePage 3John WatsonPage 5James FlaniganPage 9
Adam HendryPage 3Andrew FullertonPage 5William ChieversPage 9
Richard WilliamsPage 3William ParksPage 5Patrick ChieversPage 9
Robert DawsonPage 3William ClownishPage 5Thmas CoshilleyPage 9
George RodgersPage 3Edward McGarveyPage 5Hugh CoshilleyPage 9
James BrownPage 3John CreightonPage 5Patrick McNavallPage 9
Arthur TraceyPage 3Adam VancePage 5Manasses McNavallPage 9
Joseph EvansPage 3James LittlePage 5Thomas McNavallPage 9
Phillis Warburton Widw.Page 3John PattersonPage 5Hugh McNavallPage 9
Alexr. BradeyPage 3Matthw. LindsayPage 5Bridget McCannaPage 9
Thomas JohnstonPage 3William LeePage 5Charles DiamondPage 9
Jeremy HaineyPage 3ames JohnstonPage 5Michael WalshPage 9
Thomas BordleyPage 3John BrownPage 5Nicholas WalshPage 9
James McGarveyPage 3John JohnstonPage 5Bryan McAlpinPage 9
Thomas BarnettPage 3John WilsonPage 5Bryan McCorreyPage 9
Joseph BennettPage 3Thomas RobinsonPage 5William BarnettPage 9
Robert BrownPage 3John StuartPage 5Daniel MulderigPage 9
James CarothersPage 3Hugh StuartPage 5William MulderigPage 9
Richard StanleyPage 3 Thomas StauntonPage 5Daniel CoshilleyPage 9
Thomas DeaconPage 3James CaldwellPage 5Patrick WalshPage 9
Bartholomew ClarkPage 3Arthur ForbessPage 5Peter BrodleyPage 9
John DevlinPage 3David DuncanPage 5Neal O'BoylePage 9
Randle CoxPage 3Matthw. HarbisonPage 5John McOwenPage 9
Michael StanleyPage 3Thomas McClatchyPage 5Miles McOwenPage 9
James CoxPage 3Thomas LeePage 5Michael ShortPage 9
Elisabth. Lawson, Widw.Page 3Robert ClarkPage 5Thomas MulhollandPage 9
Richardson WilliamsPage 3John Johnston Eldr.Page 5Bernard McGuckianPage 9
James MillerPage 3John Johnston youngr.Page 5Mary DunnPage 9
Thomas RichardsonPage 3James MillikinPage 5Henry MaddenPage 9
Sarah Badger, Widw.Page 3Rowley MullenPage 5Edward BoylePage 9
William BadgerPage 3William DobbinPage 5Patrick SlanePage 9
John LeckeyPage 3Duncan CampbellPage 5Michael McNavallPage 9
Margery Huey Widw.Page 3Matthw. JohnstonPage 5John McFillonePage 9
John RedfernPage 3John BuntinPage 5Patrick McMahonPage 9
Joseph RedfernPage 3William BuntinPage 5Hugh McNavallPage 9
John MorrowPage 3James HodgePage 5Col McTeigPage 9
John NelsonPage 3Robert LeePage 5Daniel McGorraryPage 9
Mary Vance Widw.Page 3Alexr. ChristeyPage 5Eveng BrodleyPage 9
Mary Mullen Widw.Page 3Robt. MaxwellPage 5Patrick SmithPage 9
Edward WhitesidePage 3Joseph RicheyPage 5Daniel MulhollandPage 9
John WhitesidePage 3John DittyPage 5Matthew BoylanPage 9
Jane Whieside Widw.Page 3John CannonPage 5Torlach McAllesterPage 9
Hugh MullenPage 3Henry BarryPage 5Owen HughsPage 9
John MullenPage 3James SteelPage 5Dennis McTeigPage 9
Archibd- WilliamsPage 3Elisabth. Foster Widw.Page 5Thomas McTeigPage 9
Andrew FrazierPage 3John McCulloghPage 5Edward McLaughlinPage 9
William CuddyPage 3James SlossPage 5Daniel CrawfordPage 9
Hugh RodgersPage 3James Sloss youngr.Page 5Duncan GilmerPage 9
Thomas RodgersPage 3John JohnstonPage 5Patrick GilmerPage 9
Thomas ManPage 3Alexr. McKayPage 5John McGownPage 9
Richd. GarvenPage 3David DuncanPage 5George SmithPage 9
Ezekiel RichardsonPage 3Samuel CrossenPage 5Owen DonnellPage 9
David Duncan youngr.Page 5Patrick QuinnPage 9
William TaylorPage 5Patrick ShieldsPage 9
James DuncanPage 5Mary Henry Widw.Page 9
Sarah Duncan Widw.Page 5John ConwallPage 9
Mary Duncan Widw.Page 5John HenryPage 9
Mark MorrowPage 5Thomas HaganPage 9
James BoothPage 5Richard McAllesterPage 9
William BarryPage 5John DiamondPage 9
Henry CarPage 5Daniel McGuirePage 9
William HillsPage 5James McQuaidPage 10
William RayPage 5Richard McQuaidPage 10
Matthw. BodenPage 5Phelemy DairyPage 10
Mary Campbell Widw.Page 6John DoehertyPage 10
James BrownPage 6Cornalius McGonnigillPage 10
Andrew RicheyPage 6James McGonnigillPage 10
William BerrymanPage 6John ScullionPage 10
John GravesPage 6John CarganPage 10
John StauntonPage 6Daniel O'CahanPage 10
Mary Given Widw.Page 6Francis McCrystallPage 10
John LaurencePage 6John McDonnellPage 10
Catherine Given Widw.Page 6Alexander McDonnellPage 10
William GivenPage 6Charles McCamelPage 10
Margt. Trotter Widw.Page 6Cormick McNicholPage 10
William BerfootPage 6Alexr. McNicholPage 10
Catherine MaghlinPage 6Andrew McNicholPage 10
Michl. WallacePage 6Christopher McKayPage 10
Hugh WallacePage 6Neal QuigleyPage 10
James McCrackinPage 6John SmithPage 10
William MullenPage 6Daniel O'DonnellyPage 10
Robert HoustonPage 6Edward KeenanPage 10
Andrew ShannonPage 6Francis McTeigPage 10
Matthw. TaylorPage 6Phelemy DevlinPage 10
James TaylorPage 6Manasses MulhollandPage 10
Thomas RamsayPage 6Patrick CoshilleyPage 10
Duncan SwaineyPage 6 James BordlyPage 10
David ArmstrongPage 6Edward KeenanPage 10
John GreerPage 6Edward LavertyPage 10
James GreerPage 6Bryan KerneyPage 10
Elisabth. Johnston Widw.Page 6Daniel KerneyPage 10
John MurpheyPage 6Dennis KeenanPage 10
William PeacockPage 6James O'CahanPage 10
Isabella Burney Widw.Page 6Edward O'CahanPage 10
Esther Brunkard Widw.Page 6Bryan O'CahanPage 10
William SteelPage 6John O'CahanPage 10
Samuel LairdPage 6James O'Cahan youngr.Page 10
John McNeillPage 6Michael McEldoonPage 10
George PattersonPage 6Neal KeenanPage 10
Thomas DittyPage 6Murtagh KeenanPage 10
Robert SteelPage 6Dennis McCannaPage 10
John LewisPage 6Bryan CarPage 10
John GlenholmesPage 6Charles McQuaidPage 10
Joseph ThompsonPage 6Richard MulhollandPage 10
James DittyPage 6
Joseph ThompsonPage 6
John McMurdeyPage 6
David JenningsPage 6
John GrahamPage 6
Anne FultonPage 6
William ScottPage 6
Matthw. KylePage 6
James MaghlinPage 6
David McGarveyPage 6
John StittPage 6
John HunterPage 6
Hugh GrahamPage 6
David MulhollandPage 6
Cornelius CostinPage 6
Mary Semple Widw.Page 6
Archibd. McGinnisPage 6
John RicheyPage 6
Nathanl. MitchellPage 6
William StittPage 6
Mary Johnston Widw.Page 6
William KirkpatrickPage 6
Alexander McCrackinPage 6
George WoodsPage 6
John TombPage 6
William TrotterPage 6
Abrahm. MatthewsPage 6
Alexr. McMullenPage 6
Andrew LittlePage 6
George BendermanPage 6
Matthw. AllisonPage 6
Jeremy LindsayPage 6
George LindsayPage 6
James HoustonPage 6
Robert ConningPage 6
Andrew RicheyPage 6
William OarPage 6
Martha Taylor Widw.Page 6
Andrew DavidsonPage 6
William DuncanPage 7
Robert ArmstrongPage 7
Mary Loughey Widw.Page 7
Samuel BatesPage 7
George GrahamPage 7
William GrahamPage 7
David ReedPage 7
William DunlapPage 7
Adam BurrowsPage 7
David GrahamPage 7
Robert BurrowsPage 7
John DittyPage 7
John Ditty youngr.Page 7
Samuel DittyPage 7
William DittyPage 7
George WrightPage 7
Benjamin BrownPage 7
John BrownPage 7
James BrownPage 7
William BrownPage 7
Mary Ann Brown Widw.Page 7
John WallerPage 7
John Waller youngr.Page 7
James McNaughtPage 7
James McNaught youngr.Page 7
Robert McMasterPage 7
Hugh BrownPage 7
William EakenPage 7
Thomas WallacePage 7
Robert LovePage 7
John McKeePage 7
Thomas MaghlinPage 7
George PhilippsPage 7
John AskinPage 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.