Distance travelled 13 miles
Fee paid Dr. JOLLY ₤1.1.0
on view of the body of Hugh BROLLY 18 July 1877 in the townland
of Carrygarry, Parish of Curren, Barony Dartrey.
Margaret BROLLY. Deposed was
a sister in law of deceased who was it in his usual health
up to 16th instance when he went into the village
of Drum. Next morning he rose for a little and then returned
to his bed. Did not see him again till about 5:00 p.m. when
going into his room I saw he was just departing life.
4 Inquiry ₤1.0.0
this 23 July 18 707I attended at Cornecassee to inquire into
the death of James HAMILTON Esqr who was found dead
next his own house the evening of Friday 20th instance. It appeared
he had gone out for a short walk and was returning from being
with the haymakers and was returning to his house and was within
a few perches of it when he sank to the ground a corpse. From
the testimony of Surgeon his death resulted from gout and which
termination W. YOUNG had too looked to as being the probable
termination of his life; Wm TRIMBLE also stated (he
was Mr. HAMILTON’s land Steward) that Mr. H had spoken
of gout as the probable cause of the latter end when such event
Distance travelled 9 miles
Fee to Dr. HENRY for post-mortem ₤2.2.0
Care of body [2.6] Intering
[2.6] Room for Jury [3.0] Witness [1.0] 9.0.
on view of the body of an infant child 25 July 1877 in the village
of Newbliss, Parish of Aghabog, Barony of Dartrey.
Edwd McCREEDY. Deposed
that on last Monday, going to where the little boy was herding,
passing by an old well I observed what I took to be the body
of a dog, but looking again I saw it look like the back of
a child and I then saw the foot. On this I went and told a
neighbour and then went home and had not interfered with it.
James LEONARD. Sub-Consl .
Deposed that on yesterday at 2:00 p.m. Wm WRIGHT of
Feagh reported that the body of child was in an old well in the
townland of Feagh. I proceeded to the place and found as reported
and at once had the body removed to the Barrack of Newbliss;
the body was naked save a piece of white calico on it. The body
being removed and the well searched in the bottom we found some
coarse sacking in three pieces with stones of eight to 10 pounds
in them. There was no head connected with the body but portions
of it were found in the bottom; the body now viewed by the jury
is the one got in the well.
Dr. Richard HENRY. Deposed to
having examined the body of a female infant child which was about
three or four months old before death and must have been some
months in the water. The brain and viscera are [?]ting and the
bones of the heads were denuded quite separated from the body.
Would be impossible to say whether the child died a natural death
Verdict. The deceased came by
its death under circumstances unknown to the jury for want of
more evidence or when its deaths took place.
No 5 ₤1.0.0
this 30 July 18 707I attended at Monaghan to acquire into the
death of Charles McENROE aged 34 years for upwards of two years
an intimate of said Asylum whose death was the result of hemorrhage
from the lungs and the result of consumption.
No 6 ₤1.0.0
this first of August 1877 I attended at Monaghan Asylum to inquire
into the death of the Minnie McCABE age 23 years for near six
months an inmate of said asylum whose death resulted from inflammation
of the lungs.
Distance travelled 13 miles
Coffin & interring 10.0
care of body 3.6. 13.6
a man a stranger and a Mendicant 10 August 1877 in the townland
of Crosslea, Parish of Curran, Barony Dartrey.
Chas SIMPSON. Deposeth
on the evening of 9th instance when engaged cutting
grass in one of my fields and about going to another I saw
deceased lying at the foot of the field and dead. I had seen
him before as he had been going beger [sic]. (He said his father
had been a shoemaker in Glasgow) I saw him last on Coothill
Willm SLOWEY[?] Deposeth
to seeing deceased near three weeks since I talked with him.
He told me he would not look for a house but slept out [?] in
the fields. He said he was subject to the falling sickness. I
never knew him before. He told me his father had been a shoemaker
in Glasgow, but his complaint prevented him from the same. The
person now seen by the jury, I think may be the same but from
his present state could not swear at.
Verdict. Consider he came to
his death about three weeks since and as to the cause can but
say found dead. The jury have no reason to think that he came
to his death from other than natural causes from the complaint
to which he was subject.
Distance travelled 4 miles
on view of the body of Patrick KEARNS 10th August
1877 in the townland of Cremoyne, Parish Kilmore, Baronony of
James KEARNS. Deposeth that
deceased was his father and about 80 years of age. Though so
old, yet of industrious habits. On yesterday between 11 and
12 a.m. he left the house to go and look at some hay and near
to which was a flax hole and near to which he had been cutting
some grass with a hook. About 3/4 of an hour after deceased
having been missed I went to look after him
and passing by the flax steep, I saw his hat floating on the
water and on looking saw deceased in it in & on this I
jumped in and lifted my father out &
at the time quite dead. He had been subject to fits of epilepsy.
Unable to take care of himself.
Verdict. Death on eight day of
August 1877 from accidental drowning.
Distance travelled 14 miles
Paid for care of deceased &
on view of the body of Michael CARROL of Grimshaw bog 15 August
1877. Parish of Clones & Barony of Dartrey.
Ellen GUNN. Deposeth that on
yesterday I was making hay for Mr. GRIMES and had deceased
with me. He was my grandson and five years old. He was playing
in the meadow beside me. About 10 minutes after I had last
seen him I called to him. I thought I heard him answer. I then
sent another of my grandchildren to see where you was. When
I heard him shout that he was drowned, on which I hastened
there and on reaching saw a bag floating on the surface. On
reaching to and pulling it to me I lifted deceased out of where
he was. On doing so, found he was dead. I thought to bring
to life but my efforts were fruitless as he was quite dead.
Verdict. Death on 14 August 1877
from accidental drowning.
Distance travelled 15 miles
on view of the body of David BEGGS 18 August 1877 in the townland
of Graffah, Parish of Tedavnet, Barony of Monaghan.
Isabelle BEGGS. Deposed was
mother of deceased, a fine lad of 20 years. On Wednesday 15
instance he had been shearing grass when heavy rain came on
from which he came into the house very wet. On this he went
into the room to put on dry clothes and was in the act of taking
a dry shirt from the clothes press when with two of them in
his hands he fell to the floor. On this, hoping was but a faint,
I put my arm under his head, but he never revived and with
one draw of his breath he departed this life.
David BEGGS. Deposeth was father
of deceased -- was present when he came into the house out of
heavy rain and being wet went down to the room to change his
wet clothes and while in the act of doing so with day shirts
in his hand he fell down on the floor and from it never recovered.
With one heavy breath he departed life.
Verdict. Yes on Wednesday 15th
day of August 1877 from an attack of apoplexy.
Distance travelled 13 miles
on 25 August 1877 on view of the body of Mary McGINNES in the
townland of Cuppog, Parish Tedavnet, Barony Monaghan.
Mary MEIGHAN. Deposed on Thursday
23 was engaged pulling flax for Charles McGUINESS between 10
and 11:00 a.m. Deceased came into the field, complaining of
a pain in her head and back of her neck. After
½ hour she heard a throwing off becoming worse, she was
got into the house and into bed where without speaking when spoke
to or any other sign of life. About daylight next morn she departed
Charles McGUINESS, brother of
deceased. Deposed that on 23rd she was out in the field where
they were pulling flax, but ere commencing she became ill of
throwing off with a pain in her head and the back of her neck.
After short time she was got into the house and to her bed and
from throwing off she spoke none -- nor replied when spoken to.
She departed life between four and five o'clock next morn.
Verdict. Death on morn of 24
instance from an attack of paralysis.
9 Enquiry ₤1.0.0
at Monaghan Asylum to inquire into the death of Eleanor McCABE
age 37 years and admitted 17 June 1871 and whose death arose
from disease of heart and kidneys.
at Monaghan lunatic asylum to inquire into the death of John
CLARKE age 47 years an inmate for over three years and whose
death arose from general paralysis.
No 9 ₤1.0.0
at Monaghan lunatic asylum to inquire into the death of Anne
McCLARRY age 73 years. For four years an inmate of said asylum
whose death was general ability after paralysis.
No 10 ₤1.0.0
the sixth September the sudden death of Robert PATTESON of Killycogshill
was reported to me from Constable WILLIAMSON of Smithboro but
the next day's examination into the facts of the case satisfied
me that an inquest was not requisite and that a simple inquiry
would fully meet all the requirements of the case.
No 11 ₤1.0.0
at Monaghan Asylum to inquire into the death of Mary BRADY aged
55 years and for over one year an inmate of said establishment
whose death arose natural causes namely consumption.
Distance travelled 15 miles
Fee Paid Dr. HENRY .1.0
Room for jury & 2 witnesses
on view of the body of Louisa McGEOGH 22 September 1877 in the
town of Clones, Parish of Clones &
Barony of Dartrey.
Dr. HENRY Deposed knew deceased
-- who was a married woman of between 30 and 40 years of age.
On yesterday evening I was called on by the police to see the
body of deceased (she had been missed for eight or nine days)
which had been taken out of the canal dead and from appearance
she might have been eight or nine days in the water. She appears
to have been in advanced state of pregnancy. The body evidences
no marks of injury or violence and her death was a result of
Wm CLARK Deposed having
known deceased for 8 to 12 years, married and living with her
husband. Last saw her on 13 instance with her husband taking
their tea together about ½ past 7 p.m. and has not seen
her since alive. She had been carefully looked for but in vain.
Elizabeth REYNOLDS. Knew deceased.
Last saw her alive evening of 13 instance near where she was
got. Asked her where she was going. In answer she said she did
not. At the time ‘twas raining. Has not seen her alive
Mary MOFFIT. Deposed. Knew deceased.
On yesterday evening going to the canal for a can of water, I
observed in it what I took for a dead dog, but looking more closely
I seen twas a human being. On this I reported it to the police
and afterwards aided in taking it out. At the time dead and since
seen by the jury and which body is that of Louisa McGEOGH.
Verdict. Found drowned 21 September