1793 January 28. Gordon's Chronicles. Newry.
I was misinformed relative to Mrs. Jackson's house being robbed of arms; but every other intelligence I sent you was true -- since which, on Friday night last, the houses of Mrs. Bailey of Clonaleenan, Mr. John Bailey, and Mr. Robert Dickie, robbed of their arms; they fired several shots into the two last houses and did much damage; many other houses have been attacked after having given up their arms -- the house of Owen M’Mahon, Esq. at Aniskene, was attacked, the robbers demanded his fire arms, he complied, and let out every gun he had, but they insisted he had more; he opened the door for them to search, when two of the robbers presented each a gun to his breast, and demand his money, and swore if he refused, they would kill him; they robbed him of forty guineas and some silver.
Yesterday I saw a letter from a gentleman near Kells, giving an account of a number of gentlemen joining a company of foot near Baileyborough, and completely routing 400 of these bandits, leaving 31 dead and mortally wounded; after which they surprised a Captain of this gang and 8 men in a house -- they refused to surrender, and kept up a brisk fire until every man of them was killed. -- The gentleman who wrote the letter was himself in the action.
 Mrs. JACKSON of Forkhill. The widow of Richard JACKSON (1722-1787) of Forkhill Lodge. She was Nicola Ann Cecil HAMILTON. She died abt 1804. He was the Richard JACKSON of the Forkhill Trusts. They had no children.
 Mrs. BAILEY aka BAILIE. NOTE: John BAILIE of Clonaleenan (1692-177) was married to Dorothy SMITH, but I do not know when she died. It cold also be a wife of one of their sons. There are gaps in what little I know.
 John BAILEY aka BAILIE (1730-1810). His wife Ann survived him.
 Robert DICKIE (1740-1825) of Clonaleenan, husband of Mary REID (1744-1827), and father of 9 children. Clonaleenan was the family home until it was sold in 1927,
 Owen M’MAHON
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