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From the Monthly Chronologer for Ireland 1762
List of Marriages for the year 1762 


1st At Cork, Tobias Brown Esq to Miss Hannah Newenham
3rd Abraham Crommelin of Lisburn Esq to Miss Catherine Lawrent
4th The Rev Dr Ralph Grattan of the Co Cavan to the widow Sadlier
10th Mr Walsingham Collins of London merchant to Miss Margaret Stevenson daughter of James Stevenson of Killaphady in the Co of Armagh
10th Henry Flood Esq eldest son of the Right Hon Lord Chief Justice Flood and MP for the Borough of Callen to the Hon Lady Frances Beresford daughter of the Right Hon the Earl of Tyrone
16th At Enniscorthy Gilfris Lawson Bart knight of the shire for the county of Cumberland to Miss Emilia Lovell
16th  Lieutenant Purdon of the Royal Irish dragoons to Miss MaryWrixon daughter of Henry Wrixon of Glenfield county Cork Esq
16th In London the Right Hon Lord Stopford eldest son of the Earl of Courtown to Miss Powis
20th Dowdall Browne of Raheens near Ballinrobe Esq son of Sir John Browne of the Neale Bart to Miss Cuffe daughter of James Cuffe Esq
20th Rev David Smith of the county of Lowth to Miss Maguire of Henry Street
List of Deaths for the year 1762  


28th At Belfast the wife of the Rev Thomas Merifield


3rd At Cloughroe in the county of Cork Justin McCarty Esq
4th The Rev Mark Parker of Cork
4th Edward Barret Esq
4th In Dame Street Mr Richard Hughes master of the Ross Tavern
4th At Kilkenny the Rev William Connell archdeacon of Ossory
4th At said place P Bryan Esq
4th John Dease of the county of Meath
7th At Rathfarnham Mrs Palliser wife of William Palliser Esq
7th In Moore Street Capt Wardlow of Drogheda
12th At Lisle the Hon Mrs Catherine Butler sister to the late Lord Kingston
13th The relict of Daniel O’Donnevan Esq
13th At Lagore county of Meath Thomas Butler Esq MD
14th In Prussia Street Henry Edgeworth of the county of Longford Esq
14th In Waterford the wife of ----- Dobbin Jun Esq and niece to Samuel Barker Esq representative of parliament for that city
15th In Abbey Street Mrs Jane Hamilton widow
17th In Caple Street Mr Thomas Hunt sadler
19th In New Street the wife of the Rev Mr Wisdom
19th At Wexford Benjamin Neale Bailey Esq
19th The Rev Mr Stringer of Ballinakill in the Queen’s county
20th In Henry Street Mrs Honora Devonshire
20th At Limerick Mrs Juliana Smyth wife of James Smyth Esq collector
20th At Ballycahene in the county of Limerick Miss Jane Dalton daughter of Michael Dalton Esq
23rd Miss Statira Daly sister to Charles Daly Esq knight of the shire for the county of Galway
23rd At Ennis Wm Macnamara of Doolen in the county of Clare Esq
25th At Kilmainham Sir Simon Bradfleet Bart a most eminent barrister
25th At Kilkenny the Rev Robert Connell of Dunmore in the diocese of Ossory
29th Henry Croker Esq of Ballyneguard in the county of Limerick
Proceedings at the Assizes for the year 1762  

June At Limerick

4th The Right Hon. Lord Chief Justice Aston, and the Hon. Mr Serjeant Malone, proceeded on the trials of the Levellers, when two, viz. John Banyard and Daniel Carthy convicted of feloniously maiming Mr Keating's bullocks, received sentence of death, to be executed the 19th instant.

4th Mr William Fant, who was found guilty of a riot and trespass, was fined 50l. to be imprisoned two years, and 'till said fine is paid, and then to give security for his good behaviour.

4th James Supple, John Neale, Patrick McMahon, Darby Grady, Tho. Canny, James Quirk, Corn. Garvan, Michael Ryan, and William Ryan, were fined five marks each, to be imprisoned for one year, and until that fine should be paid, and to find sureties for their good behavior for two years more, themselves in 20l. and their sureties in 10l. each, they were not convicted of a trespass, but of a very outrageous riot, having assembled themselves in great numbers, and being armed and disguised, and wearing what they called uniform of their white shirts over their cloaths, preceded by a horn which they blew, firing guns, and demolishing in the night time the fences of the inclosures of several persons, and of swearing fidelity to each other and secrecy

19th John Banyard and Dan. Carthy were executed at Limerick, pursuant to the sentence passed on them the 4th inst

June At Cork

9th Ended the trial of the White Boys, when Pierce Baily, convicted of burglariously breaking into the dwelling house of Mr George Montgomery, in company with a number of levellers, terrifying the family, and forcibly taking thereout several pieces of bacon, and other articles, received sentence of death, to be executed on Thursday the 24th inst. at Mitchelstown

9th Robert Stackpole, who acted as a captain, and commanded a party of the White Boys, convicted of killing a bay gelding, by shooting, and afterwards barbariously beating him with sticks, &c the property of James Grove, of Ballyhimock near Mallow, Esq (on which a servant of the said Grove was conducting a leveller to gaol, who was rescued by four men armed with pistols) on the night of the 24th March last, received sentence of death, to be executed on Saturday the 26th inst. at the town of Glanworth. - Stackpole held a council of war (as appeared by the evidence) at which another party of the levellers, commanded by one Capt. Dey, making in all 5 or 600 men part of them armed, and dressed in their white uniforms, and white handkerchiefs tied round their hats, assisted, to deliberate on putting the said gelding to death, as belonging to a gentleman who had exerted himself in supporting these disturbers of the public tranquility

9th Pierce Moore, otherwise And. Moore, convicted of being in the said meeting, dressed in white, and playing on a fiddle, on the night of the 24th of March last, at the killing of Mr Grove's horse, received sentence of death, to be executed on Saturday the 26th inst. at the town of Fermoy

9th Darby Cashmann, convicted of breaking down the inclosures of Mr William Hall, of Ballycoleman, in company with about 60 other levellers; fined five marks, to be imprisoned two years, and give surety for his good behaviour.

9th William Nunan, John Power, Thomas Forehane, Anthony Dwyer, David Fowlue, John Flemming, John Tracy, and Michael Dooling, otherwise Doill, indicted for burning the house of Mr Michael Adams at Glanworth; to remain in gaol till next assizes, the evidence having disappeared, it is supposed from his being previously spirited thereto.

9th James Leddin, and Daniel Sullivan, popish priests, indicted for exercising ecclesiastical functions, not being registered according to the statute made in that case, and presented by the grand jury as men of infamous characters, were admitted to bail, (in bonds of 50l each, and 50l their sureties) until next assizes, then to be tried for the said offences.

9th Several against whom no indictments have been found, but who were presented as men of idle character, were enlarged, on giving sureties for their peaceable behaviour: And several others, against whom nothing appeared, were discharged by proclamation.

The conduct of the gentlemen of this county and city, concerned in the prosecution of those disturbers of the public peace, was most commendable, such a laudible spirit diffused itself, as is most worthy of imitation, and cannot fail of producing the happiest consequences in time to come.

They would have found bills of another nature than trespasses, and killing of cattle; and were most ready to aquit themselves as men of the truest loyalty, and affection for their country.

24th In the morning Pierce Bayly, captain Stackpole, and Pierce (otherwise Andrew) Moore, three of the White boys, attended by a popish clergyman, were taken in horse chairs from the county gaol, to have sentence of death executed on them; the former as on this day at Mitchelstown; Stackpole at Glanworth, and Moore at Fermoy, on Saturday next. The High Sheriff, attended in person. The escort consisted of a major, 8 captains, 16 subalterns, and 300 infantry, who were preceded and followed, at a few yards distance, by a select body of Col. Piggott's regiment of horse militia, of the city, consisting of 50 gentlemen, armed, and in their new regimentals, commanded by Capt. Piersy, who are all to attend the executions.

16th (Clonmell) Ended the assizes for the trial of the levellers, when Owen Callaghan, of Clougheen, was found guilty of a riot, fined one mark, to suffer one year's imprisonment, and until he can give security for his good behaviour.

16th (Clonmell) John Doyle, priest of Ardfinan, - Sheehy, priest of Clougheen, and Daniel, priest of Cahir, in the county of Tipperary, were presented by the grand Jury, as unregistered popish priests.

16th (Clonmell) One Heyland, and five others, were transmitted from Clonmell to Waterford, to take their trials there.

June At Waterford

21st At six o'clock in the evening, ended the assizes for the trial of the levellers, &c. when Darby Browne, Patrick Browne, Richard Power, David Ahearne, and Richard Healy, were found guilty of treason, in burning the house of John Fowloe, at Monehue; and are to be hanged and quartered on the 7th of July next.

21st Maurice Kelly, and Maurice Sheehy were found guilty of burglary, to be hanged the 10th of July.

21st David Crowly, Laurence Dowhigg, otherwise Drummer, John Hallaghan, Thomas Keily, and Richard Ahearn, were found guilty of Felony, in cutting down Doctor Kirby's trees in the night; each burned in the hand, and all to be imprisoned for eight months, except Hallaghan, who is to be imprisoned for six months.

21st John Mungane, and Michael Duggan, were found guilty of burying a man alive, fined five marks each, and to be imprisoned for two years.

21st Michael Rains, and David Lunt, found guilty of administering oaths to be true to SIVE, and her Children; (fee p. 240) fined each 13s 4d Rains to be imprisoned twelve, and Lunt six months.

21st Valentine Walsh, Garret Lombard, Richard Condon, and John King, remain under warrants of detainer for high treason; and are to be removed to Dublin, to receive their trial. Many others were tried and acquitted, for want of the witnesses appearing. There were upwards of 80 prisoners in the whole.

There was great lenity shewn by the judges, and it is hoped, by this means, the people will be brought to a due sense of their misbehaviour.

"In order to give some light into this intricate affair, we shall here present our readers with a letter from the Cork Evening-Post, wrote by a gentleman of known integrity, who from his situation became intimate with facts, and of such veracity, as not to be capable of misrepresentation. This has been thought necessary, in order to take off whatever odium might be affixed on the Protestants of Ireland, by a late assertion, That the Authors of these Disturbances have consisted indiscriminately of Persons of different persuations, &c." (See p. 308)


Monthly Chronologer for Ireland 1762

April 1762

The disturbances in Munster mentioned in our last (p.191) were so alarming, that the government have ordered the army in that quarter, to make such a disposition, as to prevent any of the rioters escaping, while lord Drogheda's light horse went in pursuit of them, which service they have most effectually executed; but as in all tumults, many innocents must suffer with the guilty, the government, in order to prevent this fatality as much as possible, have sent Godfrey Lill, Esq; one of his majesty's council, and John Morrison, Esq; crown solicitor, to examine such as have been taken, that the former may immediately return to their habitations, and not miss the opportunity of the season, for providing for their families, which we fear have been much neglected, and will not be the least, amongst the many misfortunes, these inconsiderate people have brought on their families, and this country. The Youghal militia, most commendably exerted themselves, under the command of Matt. Parker Esq; assisted with some of the army; they, in the night of the 1st inst, went to Tallow, and seized 11 of these rioters, against whom informations were given on oath; ever since the civil power has been so exerted, assisted by the military, as to remove all uneasy apprehensions from this tumult. The inhabitants of Cork, both Protestants and Roman Catholics, have offered large rewards for the convictions of the principals. The following form of an oath, was found on many of them.

"I do hereby solemnly and sincerely swear, that I will not make known any secret now given me, or herafter may be given, to any one in the world, except a sworn person belonging to the society called White Boys, otherwise Sive Oultho's children. Furthermore I swear, that I will be ready at an hour's warning, if possible, by being properly summoned by any of the officers, serjeants, and corporals belonging to my company. Furthermore I swear, that I will not wrong any of the company I belong to, to the value of one shilling, nor suffer it to be done by others, without acquainting them therof, Furthermore I swear, that I will not make known, in any shape whatsoever, to any person that does not belong to us, the name or names of any of our fraternity, but particularly the names of our respective officers. - Lastly, I swear, that I will not drink of any liquor whatsoever whilst on duty, without the consent of any one, or other of the officers, serjeants, or corporals; and we will be loyal one to another as in our power lies.

March 30th Tues. In the evening in a hard gale at North West, a vessel making for Dublin, foundered on the keshes, near Bullock, when all on board perished. Two other vessels escaped by making into Dunleary.

April 1st Thurs. His Majesty's Frigate, Coventry, Capt. Carpenter, brought into Kinsale a French Privateer of 16 carriage and 12 swivel guns, with 112 men; a prime sailor.

April 2nd Fri. His Excellency the Lord Lieutenant directed the sum of 26l, to be paid to the governors of each of the following charitable foundations, viz. the hospital for Incurables, Mercer's, and for Lying-in-women, and the Inn's-quay Infirmary.

April 4th Sun. A collection was made at St. Paul's church, for the support of their charity-school, amounting to 63l, 4s. 6d. The Rev. Archdeacon Mann, who preached on the occasion, presented the governors with 10l. which sum he has settled annually for ever. This foundation, in a particular manner, is deserving the attention of government; for its situation being near the barrack, where there are generally three, or more regiments, this school, if properly supported, would give the battalion-men an opportunity of having their children instructed (which some times are numerous) while on Dublin duty, which from the severity of that service, and dearness of the markets, they are less capable of paying for, than in any other quarters of the kingdom.

April 6th Tues. At the assizes for Galway, James Wallace was found guilty of the murder of Dominick Ford, in June last, and ordered for execution the next day; also Patrick Maddin, and three sisters were found guilty of sheep stealing, and were ordered for transportation.

April 7th Wed. In the evening fifty-eight mariners escaped from an armed ship at Waterford, which the executed by seizing the arms-chest, from whence they took the pistols and cutlasses, and made their way for Carrick. Some of them have been since taken by the army.

Alexander Crookshank, Esq; paid the following sums, the benefaction of an unknown gentleman; to the Charitable Loan 10l, to the Hospital for Incurables 15l, to the Charitable Infirmary 15l, St. Catherine's, Meath, and St. Nicholas's hospitals 5l. each; and the like sum to the Four Courts, City, and St. Sepulchre's marshalseas.

The Sampson Letter of Marque of Bristol, sent into Cork the ship Jealousie, laden with Castile soap, oil, and bale silk, bound from Marseilles for Havre-de-grace.

April 8th Thurs. Mr Aylmer, custom-house officer, assisted by two others, seized some tea near Ballybough-bridge, from a party of smugglers. Mr Aylmer lost two of his fingers, and was otherwise much wounded. One of the smugglers was shot dead, and another run through the body.

The flag was displayed on Bermingham Tower, and the Park guns were fired on account of the surrender of the whole island of Martinico. (For the particulars, see our last Magazine, and in February an accurate map of the island) Of the number of the wounded, who assisted in making this conquest, is Lieutenant-Colonel Eyre Massey, who by letters since received, was out of danger. - This gentleman during the war, has behaved with great gallantry; for at the taking of Fort Niagara in North America, tho' he received a ball in his shoulder, he would not suffer himself to be set down amongst the wounded, but as soon as dressed, mounted his horse, in order to charge at the head of his grenadiers, when he was prevented by the General, who being made acquainted with the nature of his wound, humanely and positively ordered him to a place of rest.

April 9th Frid. At ebb-tide, the enterprize of 700 tons, and valued at 3000l. belonging to Dublin, lying at Rogerson's quay, was set on fire by the carelessness of the person who was preparing to pay her bottom, and entirely consumed; as was also the quarentine schooner. Other vessels were preserved at a great loss, being obliged to cut away their rigging and masts.

His Majesty's ship the Revenge of 64 guns, arrived at Cork with eight transports, to take on board Armstrong's and Blaney's regiments of foot for Portugal. They have on board a fine train of artillery.

April 17th Sat. The vestry-room of St Marl's church was robbed of the communion plate.

April 19th Mond. Thomas Hall, of General Sebright's regiment, was shot for desertion at Lough, near Cork.

April 23rd Frid. Was held the Quarter-Assembly at the Tholsel, when Ald. Charles Rossell was elected Lord Mayor for the year ensuing; as were John Reed and Joseph Hall, Esqrs. sheriffs, and Mr Thomas Knox appointed officer of commons, in the room of Mr Samuel Morgan, who had resigned.

April 24th Sat. Ended the Assizes at Trim, when three men were capitally convicted of cow stealing.

A woman of the town enlisted with a recruiting serjeant, and when paid his Majesty's bounty, deserted and threw off her disguise, but in a few days was taken by the serjeant, and committed prisoner to the Provost Marshalsea. She was taken after an adventure with a young gentleman at one of the bagnio's, where she resumed her disguise, leaving her petticoats for her lover.

April 26th Mon. Sailed from Cork for Lisbon, his Majesty's ships Revenge of 64, Lion of 60, and Renown Frigate of 54 guns, with seven transports, having on board Armstrong's and Blaney's regiments of foot.

The Liverpool Frigate, Capt Knight, sent into Cork, the Admiral of Bayonne, of 10 guns and 75 men; her consort a Spaniard, of 12 guns escaped. The Saturday before, she took off some sheep from Ballycotton-Island, and the day following stopped the sloop Mary, from Youghal for Cork, taking from her four tons of wine, and 100 barrels of beef; but on an apprehension of being discovered, went off abruptly.

April 28th Wed. The Right Hon. the House of Peers waited upon His Excellency the Lord Lieutenant, with the following address.









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