Tuesday, 3 January 2012


Transcription courtesy of Larry Brennan

Clare Journal: 1804

A short extract :( note spelling left as original article).

On 19th January we are told of the death of Mr. George Crank, at the age of
92. a very abstemious man, who lived principally on vegetables, eating very
little food, and drinking nothing but water and milk from his earliest

26th January: From Corofin the death of Mrs. O' Brien, relict of William O'
Brien of Ranncen, at the age of 102.

The death of Bryan Finucan, son of Francis Finucane, Ennis. M.D.

On February 9, particulara are given of an exlipse of the sun visable in

The marriage is announced on the same date of Mr. James McNamara, Kilmaley,
to Miss Kelly, daughter of Con Kelly, Ballymurtough.

On 15th March at Limerick Azzizes Tobias Delmege was sentenced to death for
killing Fras Enright in a duel.

On March 22nd. John Loughnane advertised for sale the house and tanyard
occupied by himself; the house in Church Street, occupied by James
McDonnell; a store and stables in Shank's Lane, and field in Lifford.

23rd April The stamp office publishes a further notice on April 23 requiring
all persons keeping spaniels, pointers, setting dogs, hounds, or greyhounds;
or those using any gun dogs; nets or engine, for the destruction of game; or
keeping priating presses, or types for qrinting; all retailers of hats, to
take out their annual licesses under penalty.

On the same date Jer O' Connor announces the opening of new Post Office at

17th May Miss. Ryan informs us of the removal of her educational
establishment to Arthur's Row, Ennis.She promises every attention to the
Morals and Quick Progress of children entrusted to her.

On 21 st May the death of Mrs. Miller of the Postmaster at Sixmilebridge is

July 12th Pat Halloran of Eanough did not seem to have a help mate in the
literal sense of the word in his wife. We find him publishing the following:
he cautioned the public against his willingness to pay again for promissory
notes previously paid and stolen from his house with the assistance of his
wife. Mrs. Patt was certainly as the Yankee says, playing the game low down.

Another errant wife is found in the person of Margaret Hill otherwise O'
Brien against crediting whom the public are warned by James Hill Coolreagh.

Another on August 30, a Anthony Moore, Lifford published a caution to the
public 'not to credit Hanna Moore, otherwise Nihill, my wife, who has
without cause separated from me, a week only after our marriag, as I
determine not to pay any debts she may have contracted with any person.
Marriage was not always a success in those days, and with poor Anthony its
glamour disappeared with remarkable expedition.

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