The Sharp Family — Extracts from the Maryborough Prisoners Register 1821-1839


Introduction

Selected extracts from the Maryborough Prisoners Register1 relevant to the Sharp family and others mentioned in these pages are transcribed here.

Serial Prisoner's name Age Specific crime charged with Convicted When committed By whom committed When & before whom tried Verdict Sentence When discharged How disposed of
1830 [Six entries names missing, page torn in register]   Attack on house of John Hanlon   3-5 Jul 1830         26 Jul 1830 Bailed by D. O'Donoghue Assize
11 John Sharp ors Thorpe 20 Suspicion of felony
cutting a horse's throat
  4 Aug 1830 William Percival 21 Mar 1831
Chief Justice Joy
Not guilty      
1831
225
Fanton Delaney
John Phelan
Patrick Dillon
24
29
27
Having in possession timber illegally obtained & a breach of the peace   25 May 1831 Jas Smith
H Brereton
W Despard Esq
25 May 1831
J Smith
H Brereton
W Despard Esq
Guilty Fined £2 with costs or to be imprisoned with hard labour 2 cal months and given bail 9 Jun 1831  
307 Thos Sharpe 24 Riot Riot at Ballinakill 16 Jul 1831 Judge of Assize 16 Jul 1831
Sir Wm Smith Bt
Guilty 3 mths imprisonment no [hard] labour 7 Oct 1831 Served his time
1832
533
Brian Donnelly 25 Being one of an armed party and administering an unlawful oath Assaulting the habitation 28 Sep 1832 M Singleton Esq Spring assizes 1833
Serjt OLoughlan
Guilty To be transported for 7 years 17 Apr 1833 Sent to the hulk Surprise at Cove
534 John Sharp 24 Being one of a party that entered a dwelling and robbed it of a gun Assaulting the habitation 28 Sep 1832 M Singleton Esq " Guilty " " "
535 Phelim Neill 40 Being one of a party that burglariously broke open a dwelling house etc Assaulting the habitation 28 Sep 1832 M Singleton Esq " Guilty " " "
536 James Condron
(XRef 1831/566)
22 Being one of an armed party who entered a dwelling house burglariously & administered an illegal oath   28 Sep 1832     No bill   21 Mar 1833 Discharged by proclamation
1835
90
John Sharpe 21 Assaulting the dwelling & abduction   13 Feb 1835 Wm Fishbourne & Wm Butler Esq 19 Mar 1835
Chief Justice Burke
Not guilty   19 Mar 1835 Discharged by the court
1836
395
Mary Sharp 19 Trespass Same 4 Aug 1836 Richard Clark
Robert Cary Esqs
Bench of magistrates at Portarlington Guilty To pay a fine of 5/- or be imprisoned one fortnight 17 Aug 1836 Served her time
1837
1067
Andrew Redmond 24 Aiding & assisting in the homicide of James Conway of Farnans Same 21 Dec 1837 HP Delaney Cor. 14 Mar 1838
Lord Chief Justice Doherty
Guilty To be transported for life 31 Mar 1838 Transmitted to Dublin
1068 John Burke 22 " " 21 Dec 1837 " " Guilty " " "
1069 William Hughes 30 " " " " " Guilty " " "
1838
19
John Sharpe
(XRef 1835/90)
  Murder of James Conway Same 4 Jan 1838 HP Delaney Cor. " Guilty " " "

 

Notes

  1. National Archives of Ireland: Maryborough Prisoners Register 20 August 1821 to 23 April 1839 (NAI 1/55/25). Entries span from 20 August 1821 to 23 April 1839, but are not complete. Entries prior to 6 August 1830, when the new gaol was opened, consist of only one entry in 1821, one in 1828, three in 1829 and the six listed for 1830.

 


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