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Convictions in the City
John Keating for forging bank notes, to be publicly whipped from gate to gate on Saturday next, and to be imprisoned twelve months. Bridget Nowlan, for conspiring with said John Keating and others to cheat and defraud the bankers of Cork, to be imprisoned 12 months. Cath. Hinchy, for stealing a bundle of cloth, the property of John Reardon, burned in the hand and to be imprisoned two calendar months. Catherine Ahern, for petty larceny, to be privately whipped in gaol. Mary Murphy, for feloniously stealing a cotton gown and several other articles of wearing apparel, the property of Mary Roberts, to be transported for seven years. Thomas Crowley, for uttering seditious expressions, fined one mark. Mary Guess, for petty larceny, to be privately whipped in gaol.
Belfast News-Letter 9 September 1800
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Yesterday. Wm Ahern, of Ardpatrick in this County, returning home from this City, was attacked by two men near Ballyfeed, armed with pistols, who robbed him of a pocket book containing 36 guineas in Bank Notes and Cash.
The Ennis Chronicle 12 March 1801
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This day, Mr. Henry Franks, of St. Patrick's-street. to Miss Ahern, of said street.
Cork Advertiser & Commercial Register 28 May 1803
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On Thursday arrived the Patterson, Capt. Ahern, from Providence, bound to China.
The Sydney Gazette 27 November 1803
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MURDER.—Last week a dreadful murder was committed in the county of Waterford, on a farm lying between Dungarvan and Youghall [Co. Cork]. A gang of ruffians feloniously broke into the dwelling-house of a poor man, one Daniel Ahern, and cruelly murdered him and his son ; they also threatened the rest of the family with the same fate, if they did not within three days remove from the land. Ahern's having lately taken the farm is the supposed cause of this horrid transaction. A letter from Youghall mentions a report that six men, strongly suspected of the murder, had been apprehended.—Waterford Chronicle.
Jackson's Oxford Journal 15 December 1804
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Convictions in the County Court
    John Kelly, convicted of the murder of Maurice Haly, respited to Friday the 17th inst.
    Mary Crowley, convicted of petty larceny, imprisoned one week and fined 6d.
    William Dorney, otherwise County, convicted of manslaughter, imprisoned ten days and to give security for his good behaviour.
    John Ahern and Mary Walsh, convicted of manslaughter, the former imprisoned one month, and the latter one year's imprisonment.
    Daniel Coleman, convicted of highway robbery, imprisoned two months.
    John Maranane, convicted of manslaughter, imprisoned three months.
    Darby Lynchy, convicted of perjury, imprisoned six Calendar months, and to stand in the pillory on the last day of his imprisonement.
The Following Persons Were Convicted
in the City Court.
    Margaret M'Dermot, for feloniously stealing a silver basket and other articles of plate, of the goods of John Bernard, burned in the hand.
    Catherine Ahern, for feloniously stealing a goat of the goods of Robert Hall, to be imprisoned a fortnight, and privately whipped, and then discharged.
    Mary Garvan, and Mary Sullivan, alias Mary Gentle for stealing 29 yards of calico, of the goods of Nicholas Fitzpatrick, to be imprisoned a month, twice privately whipped, and then discharged.
    Mathew Gentle, for receiving ten yards of cambric and other haberdashery ware, of the goods of Francis Hynes, lately before feloniously stolen by the said Mary Sullivan, otherwise called Mary Gentle, to be imprisoned one month and then pilloried.
    Catherine Mahony, for feloniously stealing 4 dozen of cotton handkerchiefs, 8 yards of Muslin, and 3 patterns of waistcoats the goods of Mr. Ryland, to be imprisoned a fortnight, and once privately whipped.
    Mary Shelly, for feloniously stealing four hats of the goods of Thomas Hardum, to be imprisoned a fortnight and once publicly whipped.
    Hugh Keane for feloniously stealing one quarter box of raisins and other grocery wares, of the goods of Elizabeth Long, to be burned in the hand and imprisoned a month.
    Mary Connor for feloniously stealing five yards of calico, of the goods of John Shee, to be imprisoned a fortnight and privately whipped.
    John Donoghue, for an assault on Matilda Hennessy, to be imprisoned six months.
    Andrew Merle, for the murder of Richard Bass, put off his trial for the next assizes.
New Cork Evening Post 6 April 1807
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On the 26th Inst. at Drimoleague, Mr. T. Martin, to Miss Mary Ahern, of the Main-street, Bantry—a young Lady possessed of the most endearing manners, and every other qualification requisite to render the marriage state truly happy.
Cork Mercantile Chronicle 29 July 1808
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