1851 May 9
Freeman's Journal and Daily Commercial Advertiser (Dublin, Ireland),
 Samuel COULTER. This is the same Samuel COULTER who two years earlier was described as being of Mounthill in the Select Committee on Outrages held in 1852. He was assaulted on February 21st [SEE NEWS] 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).
 John BYRNE. A John BYRNE was a tobacconist in Dundalk. A John BYRNE owned and leased lands in Crossabeagh, Parish of Louth There was also a solicitor P.J BYRNE mentioned in Tempest Jubilee 1909 edition. A T.J. BYRNE was secretary of the racecourse.
 Shortstone, Parish of Roche, Co. Louth. There actually two townlands: Shortstone East and Shortstone West. In the 1854 Griffiths Valuation, a Mary COULTER (probaby the widow) 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. The land was leased from Robert BAYLEY (which may be the same BAILIE family that had some known family ties).
 Mr. FRENCH R.M. A. FFRENCH. R.M. There was an Anthony Ffrench, Esq., of Colemanstown, county of Galway. SOURCE: Ballina Chronicle, November 7, 1849. I am guessing that R.M. stands for “Royal Marines”. But maybe not.
 John James BIGGER. J.P. (sometimes spelled BIGGAR) married Charlotte COURTENAY some time after 1832 (the death of her first husband). He died in 1865. He was the recipient of many threats, and had to leave the Parish (SOURCE: Select Committee on Outrages, 1852).
Falmore House, Parish of Roche. Four miles north west of Dundalk.
SOURCE: http://www.viovio.com/travel/483908 A Georgian Country House. This beautiful country house has been in the Biggar family since the 1740's. It has 5 Georgian bay windows on the front and has over 50 rooms. It was sold 2 years ago, leaving the long standing Biggar family, by Richard Wyndham and Sarah Wyndham. It has extensive lawns and over 100 acres. Falmore Halls first resident was Major Francis Eastwood he took possion about 1800. He was married three times, all his heirs predeceased him. He married for the third time in 1831 to Charlotta Courteney, he was 83 she was 21. He died the following year. Charlotte remarried to John James Bigger soon afterwards and that is how Falmore Hall passed into the hands of the Bigger family.
 George MORANT, J.P. of Shirley House, Carrickmacross. He was an agent to A.J. SHIRLEY.
 Clearly, the jury included many people who were related not only by class and geography, but many of them were also related by family ties as well. Some of them had also been the recipients of threats.
 Samuel BRADFORD (foreman). My best guess is that this is the Samuel BRADFORD of Carnbeg who was born about 1800 and died after the writing of his will in 1876. He seems to have died without living issue and if he ever married his wife likely predeceased him. His parents were Samuel BRADFORD of Cavananore & Margaret HENRY. Another possibility would be the John BRADFORD (probably born abt 1800) who was a son of William BRADFORD of Ravensdale, Parish of Ballymascanlon, Co. Louth. His mother was named Anne.
 John BRADFORD. He may have been the John BRADFORD who was the brother of the aforementioned Samuel BRADFORD, but I don’t know if juries included family ties that were quite that close. A more likely prospect woulf be the John BRADFORD who was a son of William BRADFORD of Ravensdale, Parish of Ballymascanlon, Co. Louth. His mother was named Anne.
 John DICKIE. There is a John DICKIE who may be a good fit. I have no dates for him, but his siblings were born between 180-1817. His parents were James DICKIE (1771-1835) of Carrickastuck & Killen (where he resided at the time of his death) and Euphemia PATTERSON.
 John KIERAN. He was one of the elected Poor Law governors. A James KIERAN built the model mills at Phillipstown. SOURCE: Tempest.
 Robert DICKIE. There are several Robert DICKIEs in our family tree, but for one reason or another, none of them seem to be quite the right fit.
 Owen M'INTEGARTH
 Joseph M'INTEGARTH
 William M'CLEAN
 James BELL. I wonder if John Dobbin BELL of Killen Park , Dundalk who was appointed magistrate in 1887 was a relation.
 William Charles JONES
 Hamilton LANE
 John Thomas DICKIE (1787-1876) of Clonaleenan. I suspect this is the right John Thomas DICKIE. He was the husband of Elizabeth McCULLAGH.
 James DICKIE. He was possibly the James DICKIE, born 1823 and died October 28, 1884, at the residence of captain M'FERRAN, Barrack street, Dundalk, He was formerly of Seabank, Castlebellingham, and was the fourth son of Robt DICKIE, of Roachdale, County Louth and Mary Anne WALLACE.
 Michael FARRELL
 James DUNNE
 Ned KELLY
 Biddy KEENAN
 E. HILL, Esq. Sub-Inspector. I wonder if he was related to Edward HILL, a local landlord.
 Coroner – probably John BYRNE.
 Anne M'GUINNESS. A Thomas MAGENNISS had a small house and forge at Ballybinaby. A James, Bryan and Edward MAGENNIS also leased small acreages.
 Ballybinivy AKA Ballybinaby, Parish of Roche, Co. Louth. In the Griffiths valuation of 1854, virtually the entire townland was owned by the trustees of Robert DICKIE
 Mr. BAILIE's forge. Robert BAYLEY had a forge at Shortstone West, Parish of Roche in the 1854 Griffiths valuation.
 Peter WOODS. I wonder if he was related to Dr. James WOODS, the Gaelic scholar (whose father was also named Peter WOODS. This Peter WOODS (1721- 1778) and held lands at Loughross in 1766 and was buried in Creggan Churchyard . SOURCE: The Loughross Gaelic Scholar. NOTE: A Thomas WOODS leased lands at Mounthill from Edward HILL in 1854 in partnership with James & Thomas KIRK and Owen M’ARDLE.
 Dr. John BROWNE. He died before 1909. SOURCE: Tempest Jubilee Annual 1909 p82: Dr. John Browne, M.D., was a leading physician in Dundalk for many years, and was untiring and unceasing in his desire to benefit all classes, socially, morally, mentally and physically. He was the first Secretary of the original Mechanics' Institute formed in 1844, and when in 1857 it was merged into the Free Public Library, he still continued to act as Secretary, which office he filled till he resigned in 1883. Dr Browne, in conjunction with Dr. Laurence Martin, was in 1845 appointed Medical Officer of the Dundalk Dispensary, and during the visitation of cholera, and also the famine period, both were unremitting in their attention to the poor and the afflicted; afflicted ; and it was at that time Dr. Martin—then a young man of 32—was stricken with typhus fever, and died in 1847. Dr. Browne lived for many years after, and was the recipient of a handsome presentation in acknowledgment of his philanthropic efforts during residence in Dundalk. On his retirement he went to reside in Northampton with his daughter, Mrs. Thursfield, where he died, at the advanced age of 80. It was due to his untiring and arduous work that the town of Dundalk has had an adequate chronicle, " D'Alton's History of Dundalk," compiled and published. Dr. Browne was Secretary of the Committee which had charge of the protracted endeavours to raise funds for the publication. We have gone over the original papers and letters to Mr. D'Alton, Mr. O'Flanagan, his helper, and to innumerable residents in the County and elsewhere. The fact that it was over ten years from Dr. Browne s first mooting of the project till the book was issued will give some idea of the doggedness with which he stuck to his often disheartening task. As a sample of his constant interest and help in all directions, it may be recalled that he once raised a considerable sum by subscriptions to send a young Dundalk man named McCann to Dublin to study drawing and painting.
 Dr.. Richard DONALDSON, born June 19th, 1821 and died March 4th 1876 .
· Irish Edition of Alexander ban Donaldson, He owned 139 acres, 2 roods and 35 perches of land in 1864. He resided in Sheetrim in a fine house and home called Black Quarter and now Sheetrim House. This place is still marked on maps of Northern Ireland as it has been for many years. He was a fine gentleman and well liked in the community by both religions. I have no record of him ever being married or having children. He left everything he owned to his sister Sarah. He died and was buried 8 Mar 1876 in Creggan Cemetery beside Alexander Ban Donaldson, his great grandfather.
· Memorial in Creggan Church, (I have a photo of this): SACRED TO THE MEMORY OF RICHARD DONALDSON M.D. For thirty two years dispensing physician to the district of Crossmaglen. He was a great man of great mental energy. A Benevolent Physician and a Christian of Unostentatious Piety. The Parishioners of Creggan will long remain Deeply indebted to his Indefatigability and successful exertions for the Maintenance of their church in time of its greatest difficulties. He died March 4th 1876 aged 54. This Monument was erected by his numerous friends, we deeply deplored his early death.
· Creggan Graveyard,:Here lies the body of Alex Donaldson of Cloghog Co. Armagh, formerly of Philipstown Co. Louth who died 22nd Jan 1776 aged 85 years and of his wife Alice Donaldson who died 24 Aug 1769 aged 82 years and of Richard Donaldson M.D. whose father Joseph Donaldson was a grandson of the said Alex Donaldson; he died 4th March 1876
· Will Abstract, 1876 Richard DONALDSON late of Sytrim Hoiuse, Crossmaglen, Co. Armagh. MD. d. 4 Mar 1876. Granted to Sarah Cannon DONALDSON of Sytrim House Crossmaglen, spinster, sister effects under 450 pounds.).
 Hackballscross, is an intersection on N53, just south of Shortstone West
 Richard BAILLIE of Mounthill. I suspect he is related to these COULTERs, but as yet, I do not have the links. A Mary BAILEY had a brother John who I suspect is the same John BAILIE of Clonaleenan who married Dorothy SMITH. Their daughter Catherine BAILIE married Andrew DONALDSON.. Mary BAILEY married a Samuel DICKIE (1700-1746) of Clonaleenan, Co Louth.
 Mounthill. In terms of COULTER links to Mounthill, one tidbit that is interesting is that an Edward TIPPING of Mounthill was involved in an 1830 lease. SEE: http://www.thesilverbowl.com/documents/1830Sept2-JACKSON-JOHNSTON.html It should be noted that a Samuel TIPPING married a Mary COULTER sometime in the mid-1700s. There are a number of COULTERs mentioned in the Registry at Creggan Church from Mounthill. A will was probated in 1841 for a Samuel COULTER of Mounthill – possibly the father of this Samuel COULTER.
· NOTE: Glassdrummond is a townland bordering Mounthill and it had a history of COULTER residency. SEE: http://www.devlin-family.com/timelineglassdrummond.htm
· Also, there are numerous COULTER references in the Freeholder records at PRONI which I will post separately.
 John COULTER of Ballsmill. A John COULTER had holdings in Glassdrummond in 1854. I suspect that he is a relation of the murdered Samuel COULTER, possibly even a brother (although I suspect that relation might have been commented on, so perhaps he was a cousin). There are a number of records of both a Samuel COULTER and a John COULTER leasing lands in Mounthill in 1818 and 1826. There were references also to both John and Samuel sr. And jr. (just to add to the confusion).
 Ballsmill. There may have been more than one COULTER family residing at Ballsmill. In the Creggan church records, there is a record of a William and Fanny COULTER whose daughter Sarah COULTER was baptised March 16, 1847. This would seem to indicate that they were a young family, possibly living in the parental home.
 Which house and who was the master, I don’t yet know.
 Peter M'MAHON
 Patrick HAYNES
 Who Richard BAILLIE’s sisters were, I have yet to determine, but based on the naming of Samuel COULTER’s son, it would not be surprising if one them was Mary, his wife.
 John CREIGHTON
 James KIRK. There are a number of KIRK family in the neighbourhood. According to the 1854 Giffiths Valuation, a James KIRK leased lands in Mounthill, parish of Creggan, Co. Armagh. A Bridget KIRK and a Bernard KIRK each leased small acreages in Ballybinaby, Parish of Roche from Robert COULTER. Modest dwellings an acreages were leased in Ballinfuil, Parish of Roche. Several KIRKs leased and owned land in Drumcah, Parish of Louth. Other KIRKS held lands in Parish of Clogher & Innishkeen.
 Mr. Coulter's brother-in-law. Possibly Richard or Robert BAILIE.
 Owen KIRK. In 1854, an Owen KIRK leased ten acres and a house valued at £1.5.0 in Glasdrumman, Parish of Creggan from John J. BIGGER. His land would be close to Mounthill.
 James MARKEY. The MARKEY family were very involved in the Loyal National Repeal Association. SEE: 1840 Sept 15. Freemans Journal http://www.igp-web.com/IGPArchives/ire/louth/newspapers/freeman-louth03.txt See also: http://www.thesilverbowl.com/documents/newsclippings/1850July5-AngloCelt.html
 James. O'CALLAGHAN, J.P He was a Justice of the Peace for both Co. Armagh and Co. Louth and had property in both counties close to Crossmaglen. He himself was a Roman Catholic and was deemed to be `well acquainted with the state of the district`. He owned property where two people (both named CLARKE) were murdered when they were employed on this property as caretakers. This property was one where former tenants had been dispossessed as a result of their rent being in arrears (a judgement of the Court of Chancery). SOURCE: p663 Select Committee on Outrages (Ireland) 1852.
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