Lloyd's Weekly Newspaper (London, England), Sunday, May 11, 1851; Issue 442
 Shortstone, Parish of Roche, Co. Louth. There actually two townlands: Shortstone East and Shortstone West. In the 1854 Griffiths Valuation, a Mary COULTER nèe BAILIE was resident at Shortstone West. The value of the house & buildings leased by Mary COULTER were valued at £12.0.0 and the land included 127.0.21 acres. It was leased from Robert BAYLEY (which may be the same BAILIE family that had family ties). NOTE: Since this Robert BAYLEY resided in a house and lands valued at £206.0.0, it is likely that he was the same Robert BAILIE who had a will probated in 1895 at age 87 (hence born 1808) with effects of £288.3s. His will was probated by Robert Ellis BAILIE, who I suspect was the eldest son of Rev. John BAILIE of Clonaleenan – based on Kane graveyard records. (I still need to put this together).
 Samuel COULTER, d. May 3, 1851. He married Mary BAILIE on March 24, 1846 at Barronstown, Co. Louth. A son, John Bailie COULTER, was baptised at Creggan Church June 26, 1848. SOURCE: IGI & Creggan Church records. I do not yet know where he fits into the family tree, but there is no doubt that he does (his connection to Creggan Church is one of the clues).
 Dr. William POLLOCK. Possible family relations include the following:
· A Dr. William POLLOCK leased a dispensing house in Annaghvaghy from Samuel BRADFORD.
· In a letter dated November 7th, 1883 from Eliza Jackson to son Thomas: Cousin Sam has got a tenant for Cavananore house and gardens at last. Dr Wilson the Dispensary Dr who is married to Miss [Pollock?] is said to be giving him £30 a year for them. How long he will stay there remains to be seen. He has hitherto been living with Charles [Pollock]; so he cannot but know all about the place. I have heard nothing since, about the sale of Sam’s land; but we still are on the alert; if anything should transpire.
· A James POLLACK married a Mary COULTER at Creggan Church, Jan 9, 1816. A James POLLOCK shows up in the 1854 Griffiths Valuation with a house in Glassdrummond – the same place where one of the accused hailed from.
 I need to find an ordnance survey map to be able to reconstruct exactly where this happened. The descriptions in Griffiths give some clues SEE: COULTERs in Griffiths
 I do not yet know who was served with notices to quit. Apparently, after his murder, the rents were decreased. SOURCE: 1852 Report of Select Committee on Outrages,
 One of the children was John Bailie COULTER. He was baptized at Creggan Church on June 26, 1848. This would make him just about five years old at the time of his father’s death.
 Mr. FRENCH is also referred to in another article as Mr. A. Ffrench, R.M. Esq.
 John J. BIGGER, a local landlord with holdings in the region. He lived at Falmore House, Parish of Roche, married Charlotte COURTENAY- sometime after the death of her first husband in 1832 and he died in 1865.
 Sub-Inspector E. HILL. I don’t know if he was related to a local landlord, Edward HILL.
 Does anyone know how to access the records of the Ballybot sessions? Are they in news records?
 The four people arrested were:
· Patrick M'KIEVER, of Silverbridge, probably the townland of Ummeracam (Johnston), Parish of Creggan. I could find no record of him leasing land in 1854.
· Owen MURPHY, of Carnally, Parish of Creggan. I could find no record of him leasing land in 1854.
· Michael CAMPBELL, of Glassdrummond, probably in the Parish of Killevy, Co. Armagh. I could find no record of him leasing land in 1854.
o In the 1852 Report of Select Committee on Outrages, p666. Samuel COULTER received a threatening letter from a Mr. Campbell. This evidence was given by James O’CALLAGHAN, a Roman Catholic Justice of the Peace who owned property just outside Crossmaglen. According to this evidence, Mr. Campbell had said that he “would not, as a clergyman, administer sacraments to a man in the extremity of death who he conceived let his land too dear”. He also alleged that “There can be no peace in the country till this system is extinguished; it greatly affects the value of the landed property”.
· Patrick M'CANN, of Cariff, possibly Carrive, Parish of Forkill, Co. Armagh. They are all small farmers, and lived in the county of Armagh. His name shows up in the Townland of Carrive with a lease for 11 acres and a house valued at 0.15.0 from Turner A. MACAN.
 Was there a conviction? I suspect not. According to the 1852 Report of Select Committee on Outrages there had been no convictions of a capital nature relating to agrarian unrest since 1841.
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