Extracts from Limerick Chronicle, July 1841
Judge Ball opened the commission, and the Grand Jury were re-sworn. His Lordship said - Major MacNamara, and Gentlemen, I am happy to announce to you that the calendar of the present assizes is one of unusual lightness, and there are but ten cases returned for trial; of these five are for larceny. Under such circumstances, I congratulate you upon the state of the calendar, which is indeed unparalleled. His Lordship then proceeded to fiat the presentment.
Saturday, Crown business commenced before Judge Ball.
- Elizabeth Dunlea, pleaded guilty to a charge of stealing wearing apparel, at Kildysart.
- Ferdinand Carney, charged with having stolen two sheep the property of James MacNamara. - Guilty.
- Michael Hartigan for having with others, at Ballylohan, riotously assembled and assaulted Thomas McInerney, a steward of Lord George Quin, at Cratloe. - Not guilty.
- Edward Keliher, charged with having at Uggon, stolen a heifer, the property of Myles Molony. - Not Guilty.
- Patrick McElligot, a Quack Doctor, was indicted for the manslaughter of Wm. Collopy, of Ennistymon, by tapping him for dropsy. - Guilty, with a recommendation to mercy.
- Anne Kenry and Hannah Johnson, for stealing apparel the property of Thomas Flannery, at Six-mile-bridge. - Guilty.
- Michael and James O'Neill for the manslaughter of Thomas Fitzgerald, at Tulla fair. - Not Guilty.
- Thomas McInerney forging a promissory note for £9 upon the Provincial Bank at Kilrush, in the name of Thomas Lillis. - Guilty.
- Mr. J. McMahon, of Clare Abbey, was awarded 8 4l. by the Grand Jury, for the malicious burning of his horses and stable.
- In John Jack v. Major MacNamara, M.P. an action of ejectment tried before Sergeant Greene, there was a verdict for plaintiff with costs.