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Dennis Ahern

Feb 1, 2003, 1:30:49 AM2/1/03


TRIESTE, SUNDAY.--The steamer Australia arrived
today. She left Alexandria 3d June.

The Indian mail arrived at Alexandria 3d June.

The Australian mail arrived at Alexandria, and was to
leave that port on the 5th inst., bringing intelligence from
Calcutta to the 4th May, and Bombay to the 12th..

There is also news from Melbourne by way of
Ceylon to 25th March.

Trade in India was generally dull, but there was a
good demand for shipping, and the Cotton market was
active. Exchange at Bombay was at 2s. 1 5/8d., and at
Calcutta at 2 3/8. The money market was tight. The
price of gold at Melbourne had risen to £3 18s. 6d. per
oz. The exchange on London was at 2 per cent.
premium. The coinage at the new South Wales Mint
was carried on at a loss of ½ per cent. to the colony.
The shipments from Melbourne in the week ending
March 28th include 60,827 oz. and 20,000 in specie
by the Morning Star, bound to Bristol ; 46,272 oz. of
gold with 111,000 in specie by the George Marshall,
bound to London. The amount of the shipments made
to England during five weeks are no less than 370,000
oz. of gold and 35,000 in specie. The gold fields are
yielding more than ever of late at nearly £20,000,000
per annum, the produce of the first three months of
1855. Trade at Melbourne continues steady. The
balance is in favour of the colony. The value of the
exports for five weeks ending 19th being £1,917,320
against an amount of £1,400,000 in deposits. The price
of all the necessaries of life are more moderate and the
want of labourers being generally felt. Emigrants from
Ireland are invited to come over.

In New South Wales as well as in the Province of
Victoria it appears that the attempts to bring the
constitutional system of responsible government into
working order have not in the first instance been very

--The Cork Examiner, 9 June 1856

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Dennis Ahern

Feb 1, 2003, 3:59:49 AM2/1/03


On the 27th ult., at the South Parish Chapel, by the
Rev. C. O'Donovan, uncle to the bride, Miss A. M.
Collins, to Mr. Charles Reardon, of this city.

On the 25th ult., at the Roman Catholic Church of St.
Michan's, North Anne-street, by the Rev. Edward
O'Connell, Peter Towers, 47, Bolton-street, to Mary,
eldest daughter of Laurence Hogan, Esq., 2, Florinda-
place, North Circular-road, Dublin.

At Collingwood, Robert Hawley, Esq., Melbourne,
son of Robert Hawley, Esq., Oakham, Rutland, to
Annie, daughter of Miles Monckton, Esq., late of

In Australia, the Rev. P. Teulon Beamish, son of the
late John Beamish, Esq., M.D., of Killiner House,
County of Cork, to Isabella Mary, daughter of the late
John Bews, Esq., Paymaster 73d Regiment.

Nov. 26, at the Residence of the bride's father,
Daniel H. Irwin, Esq., J.P., of Beechwood, in the
county of Roscommon, to Clarinda, eldest daughter of
Leonard Hodson, Esq., of Hodson's Bay, in said

--The Cork Examiner, 1 December 1856

Dennis Ahern

Feb 1, 2003, 10:30:26 AM2/1/03
Helen Cumming (cummin...@ozemail.com.au) wrote:
: Thank you to Dennis Ahern. I probably would never have found this entry
: for a stillborn birth. This is my husband's family line.

: > January 4, at Ardmore, the lady of Thomas Moore
: > Persse, Esq., of a son, stillborn.

You're welcome. This is precisely why we do these excerpts. The
newspapers record events and transactions that are unlikely to be found
elsewhere. In the case of the name "Persse", you will find 18 items if
you use the search engine on our web page.

Dennis Ahern

Feb 3, 2003, 8:51:36 AM2/3/03
quitted Liverpool during the last month, 1,337
proceeding to Australia, 13,252 to the United States,
1,674 to Canada, and 98 to New Brunswick. Of
these emigrants 148 were cabin, and 16,313 steerage
passengers, 5,319 of them were English, 717 Scotch,
9,453 Irish, and 724 natives of various foreign
countries. These emigrants went out in vessels under
government inspection. Of the emigrants by the "Short
Ships," 683 went to the United States, 183 to
Canada, 36 to Port Philip, 6 to Tasmania, 30 to
Sydney, 7 to South America, 5 to the West Indies

--The Cork Examiner, 11 June 1856

Dennis Ahern

Feb 3, 2003, 4:28:44 PM2/3/03
ZEPHANIAH WILLIAMS.--We are glad to see, by a private
letter received from Tasmania, that Mr. Zephaniah Williams,
of Chartist notoriety, is far more usefully employed than his
fellow convict, John Frost. The writer states that he has
opened a new coal mine, and has constructed a jetty and
two miles of tramway.--Gloucestershire Chronicle.

--The Cork Examiner, 31 October 1856

Dennis Ahern

Feb 3, 2003, 9:14:39 PM2/3/03


We take the following particulars of the melancholy
wreck of this barque from the Cape Breton News of
June the 7th :--

Captain Spillane, of the barque Pallas, 360 tons
burthen, of and from Cork, bound to Quebec, reached
town on Wednesday last, from St. Paul's Island, where
he had suffered shipwreck, and the total loss of his
vessel. We have obtained from himself the particulars of
the melancholy casualty,whereby 72 lives were lost.
They are, in brief, as follows :--

The barque sailed from Cork on the 28th of April last,
with 126 passengers, bound to Quebec. Nothing of
moment occurred during the voyage up to the day of the
catastrophe. The captain had "sighted," during the
morning of the 30th may, ult., the north eastern coast of
Cape Breton, and the island of St. Paul's. In the
afternoon of that day, about 6 o'clock, he discovered
that the compasses in the binnacle varied, the one from
the other, and both from the "Tell-tale" in the cabin--
there being two points of difference between the two
former, and one point between one of them and the
"Tell-tale." Two spare compasses were next tried, but
they also proved incorrect. The captain next tested the
Tell-tale with an azimuth compass, which he found to
correspond :-- and thereupon corrected the courses,
steered from noon from the compass in the binnacle,
and shaped a course between Cape North and St.
Paul's Island. About 10 o'clock same evening heard the
report of a gun, whereupon efforts were made to bring
the ship to the wind ; but she had reached the breakers,
and immediately struck. Every hope of getting her clear
of the rock having vanished the captain ordered the life
boat to be lowered from the "davits," with the hope and
expectation of landing all on board in safety, on a large
rock within sight, and towards which the sea presented
a favourable surface, by which it was hoped that could
be effected ; but many of the panick-stricken
passengers, with the thoughtlessness too often exhibited
on similar occasions of danger, rushed into the boat,
whilst yet in the davits, when by the pressure and
violence thus used, one of the ringbolts broke and the
poor souls who had thus secured a lodgment in the boat
were precipitated into the sea and were drowned. By
this accident every prospect of reaching land was cut off
; the boat, however, was cleared from the davits during
the night, and the two mates reached the land in it. The
ship being now bilged, she lay over on one side--the
sea occasionally washing over her, and in its fury
carrying off from the wreck many of those who were
clinging to it. In the morning at day light, the
Superintendent of the Island sent off the boats, which,
with the one in charge of the mates, landed all those who
remained. The captain had a narrow escape with his life,
and lost all his property. Upon counting the number
saved, seventy two souls were found to be missing--
including several women and children--who had all met
a watery grave. Only six bodies had been recovered
when Captain Spillane left the Island--those of three
seamen, and three passengers--which were buried
under the direction of himself, and the Superintendent,
Mr. Campbell, of the latter whose kindness those saved
make honourable mention. A vessel has left this [port]
for the Island to take the Master and crew, and
passengers, on to Quebec.

It would pain the hearts of the most hardened to hear
from Captain Spillane even a tithe of the scenes and
suffering of that dreadful night. We fervently hope that
himself, his crew, and passengers, may safely reach
Quebec, without further accident.

We take the opportunity of publishing the subjoined
testimonial of the passengers respecting the humane
conduct of the Master of the ship, who appears to be a
feeling, sensible, and upright man :--


DEAR SIR,--We, the surviviors of the passengers in the
barque Pallas, beg leave to return our sincere and
heartfelt thanks to you, for your humanity and kind
treatment of us all on the passage, and now beg leave to
state that no blame can be attached to you for the
unfortunate termination of that voyage, and the
melanchly circumstances attending it ;--on the contrary,
that you did everything that lay in your power to save
life, and to make us comfortable after our landing.

[Signed] Robert Jackson Edwards, Joseph Edwards,
William Flint, Thomas Minihane, Patrick Flaherty,
Richard Crowley, Edmund Conroy, Alfred Browning,
Michael Carrol, John Larkin, Michael Flaherty, Dennis
Cotter, Jeremiah Sullivan, Daniel Sullivan, John Sullivan,
Daniel Murphy, Thomas Coughlin, Thomas Heffernan,
Mary Heffernan, Judy Minihane, Ellen Hurley, Bridget
Larkin, Mary Leahy, Mary Sullivan, Julia Scanlan, Ann
Sweeny, Mary Desmond, Mary Sheehan, Mary Regan,
Mary Brian, Julia Murphy, Julia Crowley, Mary
Donovan, Eliza Crosby, Ellen Leary, Mary A'Hearn,
Bridget Halloran, Mary Howley, Mary Ryan, Patrick
Ryan, Bridget Moroney.

St. Paul's Island, 2nd June, 1856.

I certify that the parties whose names are above
signed before me, are all correct.

JOHN CAMPBELL, J.P., Supr. of St. Pauls.


By the subjoined list of those who perished in this
disaster which we take from the Shipping Gazette, it
will be seen that instead of the loss being exaggerated in
the first account it was even greater, the number
drowned being 82 instead of 72 :--James Crennan,
Ellen Gorman and three children ; Hannah Sullivan,
Mary Barry, Ellen Barry, Johanna Crowley, Patrick
Daly, Johanna Leahy and child ; John Crowley, Bridget
M'Carthy, Denis Hayes, Kate Hayes, Mary Casey,
Mary Gloster, Hannah Crowley, Patrick Leary, John
Sullivan, Mary Kearney and three children ; John
Murphy, John M'Carthy, Elicia Harnett, Denis Foley
and two children ; Edward Carroll, Daniel Leary,
Timothy Leary, Kate Leary, Edward Hennessy,
Johanna Sheehy and two children ; Charles Foley,
Daniel Lynch, Tim Reardon, J. Leary, Ellen Sheehy and
four children ; Mary Lougnane, Bridget Enright, Johanna
Enright, Mary leary, William Flanin, Ellen Hurley, Denis
Ready, Michael Ready, Mary Molony and child ;
Patrick Moriarty, Julia Keohane, Thomas Ferguson,
Thomas Daly, Mary Daly and child ; John, Kate and
Dora Ryan (children), Daniel Dineen, Mary Anne
Farrell, Susan Stone and three children, Martin Geason,
Wm. Richardson, John and Anne Flaherty ; Mary
Moroney. Total 79. Of the crew, one seaman, the cook,
and a boy were drowned.

--The Cork Examiner, 2 July 1856

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Dennis Ahern

Feb 6, 2003, 11:07:13 PM2/6/03


June 25, at Montpellier, in France, Nicholas Ball, Esq.,
son of the Right Hon. Mr. Justice Ball.

June 26, at Southampton, Vice-Admiral Wm. Ward, in
the 74th year of his age.

June 28, at Malahide, after a short illness, of bronchitis,
Lydia Waller Holmes, relict of the late Very Rev. Gilbert
Holmes, Dean of Ardfert.

At Kulkyne, Murray River, Victoria, in his 27th year,
Edmond Ludlow Rogerson Cotter, son of the late Rev.
James Lawrence Cotter, L.L.D., vicar of Buttevant,
county Cork.

At Terryglass Glebe House, near Borrisokane, the
Rev. Ralph Stoney, rector of this parish.

June 20, at Folkestone, George Trafford Heald, Esq.
This gentleman was formerly an officer in the 2d Life
Guards, and was one of the persons stated to have been
married to the notorious Lola Montes.

June 27, in Devonshire-place, Colonel Gosset, of
Vicar's-hill, near Lymington, late of the Royal Engineers.

--The Cork Examiner, 2 July 1856

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Rick J

Feb 6, 2003, 11:54:43 PM2/6/03

"Dennis Ahern" <ah...@world.std.com> wrote in message >

> June 20, at Folkestone, George Trafford Heald, Esq.
> This gentleman was formerly an officer in the 2d Life
> Guards, and was one of the persons stated to have been
> married to the notorious Lola Montes.

As I recall mistress to Franz List and the King of Bavaria among

Rick J

Feb 7, 2003, 12:09:44 AM2/7/03

"Rick J" <airfo...@hotmail.com> wrote in message

Getting seriously off topic but I found this by Bill Heald interesting:

HEALD'S COAT OF ARMS - by Bill Heald

For some strange reason people have been associating John Heald of
Concord, with a Coat of Arms he was neither entitled to, nor connected

Let us skip from John, forward two hundred years to London of 1849,when
a younge woman in Hyde Park, saw a handsome young Army officer. within
two months, on July 19th, 1849, this young woman, who,s name was Maria
Dolores Eliza Rosanna Gilbert, but better known to the world as 'Lola
Montez', was married to Sub-Lieutenant George Trafford Heald,Cornet,2nd
Regiment, Life Guards, memeber of a good Horncastle, Lincoln, family and
very wealthy.

(Note: Cornet= George Trafford Heald, as a Sub-Lieutenant was
responsible for bearing the 'guidon', a special flag used to guide
cavalry troop in battle. It has no connection with the musical
instrument, and the term has been incorrectly noted as "Coronet', which
is a crown or any type, but lesser than Royalty)

Because of the suspicions of Lt. Heald's Aunt Susanna, and the
controversy over Lola's previous marriage at the age of 19 to Lt Thomas
James, who ran away with another officers wife, and the possibility of
her not being divorced, she was arrested and put on trial, on 7 August
1849. The court session was adjourned for lack of evidence, and within a
few days the young couple left London for the Continent.

They eventually separated when the money ran out. Lola left. George was
a hopeless alcoholic, and was said to have drowned, in Lisbon in 1853,
when his boat tipped over.

One story says Lola was responsible for Edward VII's loss of the Crown,
when in reality. Edward VII was born in 1841, and was 8 years old at the
time of the sstory above. Edward was king from 1901 to 1910, succeeding
his mother Queen Victoria, forty years after Lola Montez died.

Correctly the story concerns Ludwig the First of Bavaria, who's kingdom
crumbled due to the meddling of Lola in the country's affairs, bringing
about the collapse of his government in 1848. Whereupon Lola skipped the
country for England.

George Trafford Heald was granted armorial bearing, which were quite
elaborated, as described below;

Arms: Argent, two bars engrailed and in Chief as many escutcheons gules,
each charged with a Mullet of the Field.

(On a silver shield, two horizontal red bars with an escalloped edge. In
the upper part of the shield are two small red shields, each charged
with a silver star.)

Crest: An Eagle, wings elevated, argent, each charged with two bars
engrailed, Gules, gorged with a plain collar and pendant therefrom and
escutcheon also gules, charged with a Mullet argent.

(A silver Eagle with it's wings elevated. Each wing is charged with two
red bars as in the arms. Round it's neck is a red collar from which
hangs a small red shield, charged with a silver star.)

Motto: Nemo-Sibi-Nascitur (No one is born for himself)

The most interesting about the above, is that it was granted 8 August

The grant would expire if George Trafford Heald died intestate.

Lola died in poverty,of a stroke, in New York City, 17 January 1861.

The following is a general synopsis of the lineage of George Trafford
George Trafford Heald
b. ca 1825, Horcastle. Lincoln
d. ca 1853, Lisbon, Portugal
f. George Heald, K.C.
King's Council, George IV
m. Emma Trafford
gf. Sigismund Trafford
gm. Margaret Crowe

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