This is part of a 40 page handwriten document.
Dr. R. HENRY; Bridget McGINN; May REILLY; James REILLY; Catherine
McCORMICK; Patrick GUNN; Mr. THOMASON; Dr. Alexander HENRY; Margaret
FINIGIN; Patrick FINIGIN; Dr. Wm. O'REILLY; Catherine McKENNA; Patrick
MURPHY; John McQUILLAN (or McQUILLEN); Rose MURPHY.
Sharon Oddie Brown. October 9, 2006
CASEBOOK OF ROBERT HAMILTON REED (REID)
Distance travelled 15 miles
Paid Dr. HENRY ₤1.0.0
Paid for room for Jury 2.0
on view of the body of Bridget McGINN 16 October 1876 in the
town of Clones, Parish of Clones & Barony of Dartry
May REILLY. Deposed to deceased
living in a room of her house. She was over 80 years of age.
Lived as a mendicant. During past five weeks though poorly
in health. Keptstirring about on her feet. On Saturday
last, was afoot as usual. About 8:00 p.m., I saw her at the
street door throwing out some slop water. She did not die of
want having food in the house with her. The person now seen
by the jury is that of the late Bridget McGINN.
James REILLY. Deposed that on
Friday last deceased who lived in my house. I saw walking up
the street in Clones. On the morn of Sabbath 15 instance from
hearing no noise in her room got a neighbour girl to go in to
deceased's room with me. Having first knocked at the door and
receiving no answer I pushed it open and on going in saw deceased
lying dead on her bed. On which I gave words to the police.
Dr. R. HENRY. Deposed to being
called on by the police to go and see the deceased who my found
lying on her bed her left arm lying across her chest, her face
greatly swollen as also her left arm. On examining found that
the swelling proceeded from air. I consider her death though
sudden proceded from natural causes.
Verdict. If the deceased on 15
October 1876 from natural causes.
No 5 ₤1.0.0
this 19 day of October 1876 attendant at Monaghan Asylum to inquire
into the death of Catherine McCORMICK aged 32 years. An inmate
of said institution since July 1860 and whose death after nine
months illness resulted from consumption.
Distance travelled 16 Miles
Fee to Dr. A. HENRY ₤1.1.0
on view of the body of Bernard McCARNEY 20 October 1876 in the
townland of Fernhinch, Parish of Clones, Barony of Dartry.
Patrick GUNN. Deposed that
on the 13th of October, I was engaged with deceased raising
stones for Mr. THOMASON for road repairs in the quarry when
about one o'clock in the day the place where he was with the
crowbar engaged suddenly came down with a mess of stuff as
much as two or three cart loads bringing him down with it.
I repeatedly warned him that the place where he was standing
was unsafe. As quick as possible he was conveyed to his house
where he was attended by Dr. Alexander HENRY of Clones.
Doctor A. HENRY. Deposed on the
13th of October instance I saw deceased. He had concussion of
the brain. A wound over the left eye which I probed. I found
a fracture of the skull. He was quite conscious. In my opinion
death resulted from inflammation of the membranes of the brain
caused by fracture of the skull.
Verdict. Deceased came by his
death from injury of the brain caused by a fall into a quarry
on the 13th of October instance resulting in dissolution on 19
paid Dr. O’REILLY ₤1.1.0
on view of the body of Margt FINIGIN 20 date October
1876 in the townland of Cormoy, Parish of Aghabog, Barony of
Patrick FINIGIN. Deposed the
deceased aged but 36 years and a delicate health on the night
of Tuesday 24 instance took ill on which I went for Dr. O’REILLY
of Clones who was promptly in attendance. She died however
on morning of 26 instance.
Dr. Wm O”REILLY. Deposed
that I was called on attend the which I promptly did. I found
deceased in bed and insensible. While I remained (nearly 2 hours)
she had several attacks of convulsions and from my knowledge
of the family and their general health and from what I saw on
that occasion I consider death resulted from effusion on the
Verdict. Death on Thursday 26
October 1876 from effusion on the brain.
No 6 ₤1.0.0
this five the day of November 1876 attendant at Monaghan Asylum
to inquire into the death of Catherine McKENNA an inmate since
13 September 1875 whose death was caused by exhaustion from epilepsy.
No. 7 ₤1.0.0.
this sixth day of November 18 706I attended at Monaghan Asylum
to inquire into the death of Patrick MURPHY aged 18 years an
inmate since April 1874 whose death was caused by consumption.
Distance travelled 13 miles
on view of the body of John McQUILLEN 8 November 1876 in the
townland of Garran, Parish Tyhallen [AKA Tehallen] , Barony
John McQUILLAN. Deposed is
father of deceased. Who left home for Monaghan on morn of Monday
six instance in health and sober. He did not return evening
of same day, though he usually did save when detained by his
business as a working tailor. He did not however return on
evening of sixth instance.
Leading my own house on business
on morn of Tuesday seventh on the path side I saw a small parcel.
On stooping to lift, with the tail of my eye I observed my son
lying in the gripe on the path side. Quickly I raised him up
out of the small pool of water in the gripe and though there
was but a few inches of water about his mouth yet the spark of
life was quite gone.
Rose MURPHY. Deposed knowing
deceased well. The end of my house was close to the public road
and on the evening of Monday six instance I heard deceased as
he passed my house about 11 o'clock singing and talking and a
little cheer occasionally. I live within a bout a mile of deceased’s
Verdict. John McQUILLAN came
to his death on the night of Monday 6 November 1876 from accidentally
falling into a small pool of water where he was found next morning
and like extinct.