following to inquests were by mistake unpresented at spring
Assizes 1876 but now brought forward to be again applied for
Spring Assizes 1877
14 miles – John McADAM
of Finiscomfy 9 February 1876
18 miles – James SWIFT
of Currghey 18 February 1876
No 8 ₤1.0.0.
this 17 November 1876 at Monaghan Asylum to inquire into the
death of Anne HOINES an inmate there since January 1874 and
that her death arose from exhaustion of abscess thigh. Aged
No. 9 ₤1.0.0
at Monaghan Asylum the 17 November 1876 to inquire into the
cause of death of Matilda KENYS age 37 years and the cause
of whose death after 10 ½ hours was exhaustion and[syncope?]
Distance travelled 9 Miles
Room for Jury & care
of body 5.0
on view of the body of a Mary OWENS 21 November 1876 in the
townland of Coolshanagh, Parish & Barony of Monaghan.
Anne McKENNA deposed to being
in Monaghan 20 instance. I lifted my own cart -- between
one and two o'clock and when near the military barracks the
horse broke off. Though held by a man at his head and in
his course, the shaft of the cart struck an old woman in
her back and knocked her down and the cart passing over her
body causing her death after lingering but less than an hour.
Sylvester McCAGE was in Monaghan
20 instance. I was in Mrs. DODDs public house at the Barrack
hill talking with her. I saw the horse which knocked down deceased
standing on the road and a man at his head. Suddenly I saw
him plunge and the man at his head knocked down and the horse
break off, run a way. Hastening after my own horses from Mrs.
DODDS within about five perches I saw a woman lying on the
road and in an unsafe position on her face in the dirt. I went
to her and turning her back on which the woman looked at me.
Having my own horses to look after and which were on the before
mentioned left the deceased.
Owen McKENNA. Deposed was in
Monaghan market on the 20th instance. I left town with the
horse and cart and when near the railway the horse became frightened
and endeavoured to break away and however got him back to ROOSKEY
Lane and when I saw a the way clear I pursued my way as far
as the well house when I stopped till Mrs. McKENNA would get
into the cart which she had seemingly done when the horse became
unmanageable and broke all way for me. When I found him so
I shouted to person on the road before me. Was after I was
knocked down by the horses violence that deceased was knocked
down and when I recovered my feet I saw woman lying on the
road. On this I endeavoured to get her off the road to the
footpath but was unable. I then left her to look after the
Verdict death on Monday 20
November 1876 from being accidentally knocked down on run over
by a runaway horse in a cart.
Distance travelled 9 Miles
Accomodation to Jury & 1
on view of the body of Owen McCABE 18 December 1876 in the
village of Newbliss, Parish of Agabog, Barony of Dartry.
James WINTERS. Deposed was
cleaning oats in the market house of Newbliss on Saturday
16 instance when deceased came in and after chatting with
me for a few minutes said he had a pain in his back and wished
he was home. On this witness with another person helped him
across the street to his daughters where they left him.
Ellen CONNOLY. Deposed that
on Saturday last deceased who was my father was assisted into
my house. He complained of being weak. On this I gave him some
brandy and water to revive him. On this he leaned over in my
arms and within a few minutes he departed life. He was a week
old man of 76.
Verdict. Death on Saturday
16 December 1876 from old age and infirmity
No 10 ₤1.0.0
this 20 December 1876 attended at Monaghan Asylum to inquire
into the death of Margaret COONEY an inmate of said establishment
whose death resulted from heart disease.
No. 11 ₤1.0.0
this 20 December 1876 attended at Monaghan Asylum to enquire
into the death of Thomas McADAM and inmate said establishment,
whose death arose from disease of the bowels.
No 12 ₤1.0.0
day 29 December 1876 attended at Monaghan Asylum to inquire
into the death of Margaret McDOWELL aged 40 years and inmate
of said establishment since 27 December 1869 and whose illness
lasted for four years previous to deceased which was a result
of general debility.
at Monaghan Asylum to inquire into the cause of death of Bridget
BREADY for 4 ½ years an inmate of said establishment
and whose decease resulted from disease of the stomach this
fourth day of January 1877.
this day attended at Monaghan Asylum 6 January 1877 to inquire
into the cause of death of Matthew TUBMAN aged 51 years and
whose death resulted from bronchitis with [Erysapelas?]
this January 1877 attended at Monaghan Asylum to inquire into
the cause of death of Anne HAMILL age 29 years for 14 months
and inmate who said establishment and his death resulted from
exhaustion from liver disease.
Distance travelled 9 Miles
Fee to Dr. WOODS for Post
mortem examination .2.0
Expense of burying the body
on view of the body of an infant male child in the townland
of Cornecasea, Parish of Monaghan & Barony of Monaghan
17 Jan 1877.
Andrew TRIMBLE. Deposed that
deceased mother was a servant in his service since last November
and during that time came much satisfaction and appeared
to enjoy good health. On last Sabbath attended her usual
place of worship. On Monday attended to her usual work just
as she always had done and retired to her rest is usual.
Next morn came to tell me that something was wrong with married
the servant girl. (Mary O’HARE). On this I hastened
down to inquire -- found her bedroom disorderly. Saw the
girl and spoke to her and inquired was anything wrong with
her, which she said was not the case. On this accompanied
by the carpenter [Jimry?] STEWART I. went up to her bedroom
where I found the bed tossed and looking closely I found
under the pillow the body of a newborn infant. On this I
sent word to the police and also for a doctor and both promptly
attended. I then sent for the girl's mother. After which
gave to the police charge of the infant and the mother of
it. No servant but the girl had any access to her room.
Mrs. TRIMBLE, wife of last
witness. Deposed on morn of 16 instance I came down from my
bedroom and then called Mary who came down with a canelle in
her hand. She went to milk the cows. I then sent her a message
to the house and on her return sent her again to the Byre.
I then saw she was not well and went up to her room to examine
her bed clothes having now suspicions -- after which I went
and told my husband. He came down and on Mary’s return
from the Byre he told her he must go and see her room to which
she objected. I went up with them and twas then the body of
the infant was found.
Dr. WOODS. Deposed. On morning
of yesterday I was required by the police to company them out
to Cornacasa. When there I was shown the body of a newborn
infant which had apparently been born 10 or 12 hours. I was
then asked to examine Mary O’HARE a servant in the house
whom I found to have been lately delivered of a child and that
the placenta had been retained. I adopted the procedure used
on such occasions.
I have now made a post-mortem
examination of the body of the infant. I found no marks of
violence on the body to account for death and on further examination
I found the child had been born alive and must have lived two
or three minutes at least. The cause of death was suffocation
caused by a great quantity of bloody mucus in the pharynx which
I consider as a result of want of proper attendance. I consider
the poor mother was altogether ignorant of the necessary attendance
required in her situation.
Verdict. We find that Mary
O’HARE gave birth to a child in the house of Mr. Andrew
TRIMBLE at Caracasca on the 16th instance and from the evidence
given at the inquest we find death resulted from natural causes.
Fee to Surgeon YOUNG for
Distance travelled 9 Miles
Adjournment 17th to
18th instance 1/0
Fee to Dr. WOODS for Post Mortem exam ₤0.2.0
Interring of deceased 7.6
on view of an infant child 17 January 1877 in the town of Monaghan,
Parish and barony of Monaghan.
Head Constable HAVERTY. Deposed.
On even of 16th instance was informed a woman named Mary
CONLON on the jail hill appeared on last Friday to be in
the family way and that now she was reduced in size and the
belief is that she had given birth to a child, not now forthcoming.
In consequence of which accompanied by Constable KEENAN and
sub-Constable CRAVEN, proceeded to the house where CONLON
lived. After a close search outside in the inside of the
house and after a close search under part of the room where
CONLON slept we discovered the body of a newborn infant,
which was at once removed and CONLON I took in charge and
had her examined by Dr. WOODS.
John KEENAN. Deposed on the
16 instance I went with head Constable HAVERTY to the house
of Leticia CONLON where Mary CONLON lived and whom we saw there
and then told her from what we heard we must search the house
in and about. In the apartment when she had slept we saw two
beds -- one on the floor and the other up off it. After close
examination of the place and under the bed of Mary CONLON and
under the earthen floor we discovered the body of an infant
child wrapped in some calico. I now took charge of the body,
and placed it in a box and secured and brought it to the police
The evidence of sub Constable
CRAVEN was merely a repetition of the preceding witness.
Dr. WOODS Deposed that on the
16 instance I was called on the police to examine Mary CONLON.
I found that she had been confined about six days previous.
On the 17th & 18th instance I was
engaged with Surgeon YOUNG making a post-mortem examination
on the body of a female infant of about seven or eight days
dead. We came to the conclusion that the child had feebly respired
after birth, but its death was not caused by violence but most
probably by the difficulty of labour and want of proper care
on the part of the mother and her attendance.
Letitia CONLON’s evidence
Verdict. Death on or about
of said infant child the 10th instance through neglect
and want of care on the part of the mother and that said child
is the child of Mary CONLON and his dead body was placed by
its mother where ‘twas found.
16th Inquiry ₤1.0.0
the 17 January 1877 the death of Mr. John CAMBELL late of Portmaheg
[AKA Portinaghy] in the Parish of Donagh was reported
on the 18th. I attended in Monaghan to make inquiry into the
case having done as I did I did not consider an inquest as
17th Inquiry ₤1.0.0
this 18 instance 1877I attended a Monaghan asylum to inquire
into the death of Richard ARMSTRONG for near 16 months an inmate
of the establishment and whose death resulted from general
Distance travelled 7 miles
Car of deceased & burying
on view of the body of George WAUGH 19 January 1877 in the
townland of Tammenally, Parish of Emetri, Barony of Dartry.
Letitia [De.el?]l. Deposed
that on Tuesday night last deceased came here and begged
for Gods sake to let him stop for the night to which we consented,
the night being extremely severe. We learned his name afterwards
to be George WAUGH from Ashfield. He has been very poorly
since he came so much so that my husband got a visiting ticket
for Dr.R. MOORE of Rockcorry to come and see deceased which
he did and told us when leading the deceased would last no
time. He died the next morning.
Verdict. Died morning of 17
January 1877 from natural causes, arrising from the extreme
severity of the weather.