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From: Alison Causton <>
Subject: [ARMAGH] NEWS: Wm HALL - Dec 1844 - Curryhughes, Keady
Date: Sat, 09 Mar 2002 15:20:44 -0500

- The following general-interest news article has been transcribed from
The Armagh Guardian (24 December 1844; microform), by permission of The
British Library.
- This reprint is intended SOLELY for the non-commercial use of family
historians, with the sincere hope that a Lister may find the content useful.
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OUTRAGE.--On the night of the 16th inst., the dwelling-house
of Wm. HALL, a farmer, who resides in Curryhughes, near
Keady, in this county, was broken into by a large party of men,
several of whom were armed. Two daughters of HALL
courageously defended the house and property therein for some
time, but they were beaten and abused by these ruffians, who
succeeded in carrying off a cow, the property of HALL, which for
safety had been removed into a room off the kitchen, and besides
carried off several articles of wearing apparel, &c. The party,
which consisted of about twenty men, before leaving the
premises fired several shots. HALL's daughters have identified their
brother and two of the party who were concerned in the
outrage. For the present the brother, who there is good reason
to believe was the leader of the mob, has escaped the vigilance
of the police, but two others have been arrested.

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