The Sixmilebridge massacre (1852)

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The Sixmilebridge massacre (1852)

Post by Paddy Casey » Wed Apr 30, 2008 9:47 pm

The Freeman's Journal and Daily Commercial Advertiser (Dublin, Ireland), Saturday, July 24, 1852 reports a massacre at Sixmilebridge during an election event. It seems that a regiment of soldiers in the village fired on a group of civilians. The dead included Thomas Ryan of Castlecrine, not married; James Frawley of New Park, not married; James Casey of Tradree, not married; Michael Coleman of Tradree, not married; Jeremiah Frawley of Newmarket, not married; John Rielly of Bunratty, married with a large family.
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Re: The Sixmilebridge massacre (1852)

Post by smcarberry » Tue May 28, 2013 1:49 pm

This source may appear elsewhere online, but I am posting it here to ensure visibility for someone interested in this event.

Inquisitions removed from Court of Queen's Bench in Ireland and transferred to County of Clare; Depositions taken before Coroner and Informations before Magistrates in relation to Cases of Homicide at Sixmilebridge, at General Election
1852 ... ges/337193

This 100-plus page publication contains inquisitions based on oaths of named Clare men and naming British soldiers involved in the homicides of James Casey, James Flaherty, Michael Coleman, Thomas Ryan, Jeremiah Trawley [sic, Frawley], and Michael Moloney

Deposition abstracts (about 70 pages in length) of (omitting the ones of constables and military men):
Michael Canny of Limerick city
Jeremiah Tierney of Limerick city
Rev. Daniel O'Connor, Thomond Gate
David John Wilson of Belvoir, East Clare
John Ganley, Limerick city
Samuel P. Evans, M.D., Newmarket on Fergus
Marcus Going, Sixmilebridge [links Jeremiah Flaherty to Kilnasoola]
Michael Healy, M.D., Ennis
James Frost, Ballymorris
John Goggin, Limerick city
Pierce Creagh, Rahaline [sic, elsewhere Ralahine]
John Gorman, Sixmilebridge
Rev. John Bourke, PP, Cratloe
John L. Cronin, Killaloe
Thomas McGrath, Sixmilebridge
John Kelly, Ballyvorgill [sic]
George O'Brien, M.D., Ennis
Martin Brazill/Brassil, Latoone
Stephen O'Halloran, Ballycunneen
Henry Keane, Beechpark
Bolton Waller, Castletown, Co. Limerick
Thomas Mulqueen, Creville, Liberties of Limerick
William Lorigan, Limerick
Patrick Neville, Roches Street, Limerick
John Gabbett, Castlelake, Co. Clare
Michael Ryan, Cecil St., Limerick
Thomas Morgan, Newmarket [on Fergus]
Isaac Sidley, Limerick city
Martin Hickey, Kuvekalisheen [sic], Clare
Matt. Moloney, Ballysheen, Clare [brother of deceased Michael]
James Moloney, Ballysheen [father of the deceased]
George Studdert, Newmarket [on Fergus]
Timothy Hayes, Newmarket on Fergus
Thomas Kane, M.D., Mayor of Limerick
Margaret Wall, Sixmilebridge
Christopher Delmege, Castlepark, Co. Limerick
Alexander Donaldson, Sixmilebridge
Andrew White, Meelick
William White, Meelick
James Collins, Woodcock Hill, Clare
Edward Frost, Derra, Clare

posted by Sharon Carberry
not researching this topic

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