Distance traveled 17 miles- towards burying her and a coffin
on the view of the body of Jane HOLLAND 22 February 1876 in the
townland of Donagh, Parish of Donagh. Barony of Trough. Isabelle
DUNLOP. Deposed was sister to deceased an old woman of 75 years
of age. And living alone in a small house and was caretaker to
a farmer named TREANOR[?] and receiving help occasionally from
a daughter. For some days past she was suffering
from a stuffing and shortness of breath. For the past few days
I was with her from early morn till late at night when quitting
her on Sabbath evening she requested me not to be late in coming
next morn and I was with her early but on entering the house
and speaking to her found she was dead.
John McCAHER[?] Saw deceased
on Saturday even last. She had been caretaker and till lately
when she had become feeble had minded his business well being
called on by Mrs. Dunlop on Monday morn to go with her to see
deceased -- did so and on entering the house found deceased
Verdict -- death on night of
Sabbath 20 February 1876 from old age and infirmity.
distance traveled –8 Miles. Fee to Dr. ADAMS of the infirmary ₤1.1.0;
paid for care of both 3/ ;- coffin for 5/; interring of body
5/; Paid 3 witnesses
on view of the body of Catherine BYRNE 24 February 1876 in the
town of Monaghan, Parish and barony of Monaghan.
Anne BRENAN. Deposed to seeing
deceased on Monday evening last and in company of a young man
but who he was has no knowledge and has not seen her since
a live. Saw her
when taken out of the parish dead.
James McDONALD. Deposed that
on passing on the canal yesterday morning saw cloths on the water
on my return saw them there still on this. Went to my house and
got a pole with which on moving them saw a hand and on this went
and gave the police word and returned with them and then saw
the body which during my absence had been taken out of the water.
PatrickMcENERY. Desposed as seeing persons yesterday evening running down
the canal birth I followed to see the course. Seeing
the body of a woman -- with a rope I got it out to the bank when
with help twas got out on the bank and at which time life was
Bessie WHITE was acquainted
with deceased, who on Monday last came to me in my house at
7:30 p.m. -- we had some drink together and then we went up
street as far as McKNIGHT's corner and after a little we parted
and since then I never saw her alive and the body now of of
this inquiry I have seen and tis that of the person I was with
on Monday even.
Dr. John ADAMS of Monaghan's
infirmary has examined the body of deceased which possesses no
marks of injury. There are some slight scratches on her hands
and face but of no importance. I consider her death the result
of suffocation by drowning.
About 4:30 p.m. deceased body
was brought to the infirmary and at the time quite dead and might
have been so for 24 hours.
Verdict. Death on the night of
21 February 1876 -- by drowning but under what circumstances
she was in the water the Jury have had no evidence to show..
6th Inquiry ₤1.0.0
at Monaghan Asylum this 25 of February 1876 to inquire into the
death of Peter CALLAGHAN for nearly 4 years an inmate of that
establishment and whose illness was near two years previous to
his death which arose from abdominal disease. Note in addition to the above are numbers 14, 15, 16, 17
and 18 in the last book to be put into next application for payment
at ensuing summer Asizes.
7th Inquiry ₤1.0.0
this 11 March 1876, I attended at Monaghan Asylum to
inquire into the death of Edward O’REILLY for upwards of
three years an inmate of said establishment and whose illness
was from his admittance and whose death arose from disease of
8th Inquiry ₤1.0.0
this 13 March 1876. The report of the death of June BROWN
reached me. I tended
to inquire into the case, for nearly 2 years she was an inmate
of the Asylum. Her death arose from exhaustion, exhaustion
Fee to Dr. Andrew JOLLY ₤1.1.0
Distance travelled – 14
on view of the body of Francis LEE 16 March 1876 in the townland
of Doohat, Parish of Aghabog & Barony of Dartry.
Thomas LEE of Doohat. Deposeth that deceased was his father
and about 55 years of age of general good health. On the morning of 15 inst. in the act of leaving the house
he gave a groan which we thought to proceed from toothache
of which he had suffered from some time past. On
hastening to him he appeared as if going to fall on which I
caught him in my arms and we carried him into the open air
hoping it towards revive him but it had no effect whatever. On
this he was carried to and placed on his bed and during all
this time -- he showed no signs of consciousness.
Dr. Andrew JOLLY of Drum. Disposeth to examine body of deceased
from which and the evidence now educed considers his death as
resulting from the rupture of a blood vessel producing apoplexy.
on 14 March 1870 6 -- from rupture of a blood vessel on the brain
Distance travelled 11
Fee to Dr. BURGESS ₤1.1.0
on view of the body of Daniel CASEY 16 March 1876 in the townland
of Donagh, Parish of Donagh, Barony of Trough.
Edward McDERMID. Deposed deceased was about 15 years
of age and in my service -- early on yesterday I left home
about eight o'clock and deceased cutting brambles. I
was home about one o'clock heard while away all of what occurred
and found deceased dead when I returned.
John McMURRARD[?] was engaged
yesterday carrying to the brambles deceased cut into the house
was so engaged solid deceased suddenly stagger and fall on this
I caught him up and assisted in carrying him into the house of
his master where we laid him down and while raising and carrying
it into the house he never spoke a word he breathed a little
but spoke none.
Dr. BURGESS of Glasslough (acting
for Dr. STEWART) Deposed that on yesterday I was called to see
deceased promptly attended but on reaching deceased found he
was dead and for perhaps [?] four. Heard he had received a blow
of a stone and the appearance of the part fully sustained the
statement and death was a result as the base of this goal a hind
the left year was fractured.
from misadventure of Daniel CASEY on the 15 day of March 1876
from the stroke of a stone thrown by James McDERMOTT but without
the slightest desire to do him an injury.
Distance travelled 15 Miles
on view of the body of Mary CRAWFORD 27 March 1876 in the townland
of Toneycoogan, Parish of Donagh & Barony of Trough.
Mr. William CRAWFORD. Deposed that deceased was his wife
and of about 60 years of age. On
Saturday 25 Inst - she had been in her usual health and actively
engaged at her usual household duties in the even and about
7 o'clock having been employed baking bread and while in the
act of making bread to put it on the fire she with the exclamation “the
Lord have mercy on me” staggered and was falling when
witness caught her in his arms and holding her to my breast
her head leaning back she departed life without words or struggle
save two or three heavy belches she departed life. I
spoke to my wife but received no answer.
on Saturday 25 March 1870 6 -- from apoplexy or heart disease.
9th Inquiry ₤1.0.0
this 27 day of March 1876 I attended at Monaghan Asylum to inquire
into the death of Catherine CONNOR for nearly 6 years an inmate
there. Her illness
terminating in death continuing for six months and her death
resulting from exhaustion from [?]
this 31 of March 1870 6 -- I attended at Monaghan to inquire
into the death of Anne McCORMICK aged 59 years an inmate of Monaghan
Asylum for nearly 14 months. Her illness continued for one year previous to death and
which was the result of consumption.
Distance travelled 18 miles
on view of the body of Catherine BRADLEY 1 April 1876 in the
townland of Mullen, Parish of Errigal &
Barony of Trough.
Mildred BRADLEY. Deposed was daughter of deceased who
was about 60 years of age. Her
employment was housekeeping for her three daughters who were
regular workers in the Mullen Flax spinning mills -- earning
16 shillings a week.
Deceased enjoyed a generally
good health on Thursday night about one o'clock I was awake as
was also mother. I soon dropped over a sleep but about
30 o'clock I was again awake -- on speaking to mother and receiving
no answer I put my hand over on her. When
such was the coldness I experienced it struck me she might be
dead. On this I woke my sisters and then
a neighbor woman. We
use all endeavors in hopes of restoring animation but in vain
as life was gone.
Margaret McCOMB. Deposed that on morn of 31st March
was awoke to see deceased who her daughters thought to
be in a faint but the moment I saw her I knew life was gone.
on Moran of 31 March 1876 by the visitation of God.
Distance travelled 15 miles
Paid for care of body for
3 days 5/
on view of the body of Peter KAGAN to April 1 April 1876 in the
townland of Curraher [?], Parish of Aughnamullen, Barony of Carmorne
Susan WELSH. Deposed that on third instant was the last time I saw deceased
alive living in his bed -- in Bernard WELSH's barn. He kept his bed on second instance
but taking his food as well as usual. What
able to work he supported himself by his own industry. When unable to work he got on the relief
fund (outdoor) receiving 1/6 a week which with help from his
neighbors kept him afloat. Of late he complained much of shortness
Dr. MARTIN of Ballybay was
out to see him on third instance as recipient of outdoor relief
but ere his arrival arrival deceased had departed
third instance when brought him his breakfast, he took it with
satisfaction and died about three o'clock same day. His
age was about 70 years old.
on Monday 3 April 1876 from old age and other natural causes.