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Snippets October 5 2009

Edenderry Workhouse April 1850

Among the male paupers was a son of Edward McDonnell, who was executed for the murder of Rev. Mr. Hewson, of Feigcullen Glebe, county Kildare. (Taken from the Ballina Chronicle, 24 April 1850.)

Thomas Dogherty

From the Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

Dogherty, Thomas (d. 1805), legal writer, was born in Ireland, the son of Patrick Dogherty of Edenderry, King's county. Educated at a country school, he later moved to England, and became clerk to Mr Foster Bower, an eminent pleader or legal writer. He spent more than sixteen years in this capacity, studying law industriously, and making from his master's manuscripts, and those of Sir Joseph Yates and Sir Thomas Davenport, vast collections of precedents and notes. However, about 1785, on Bower's advice, he became a special pleader, concerned with drawing up the written proceedings of lawsuits. Dogherty was admitted a member of Gray's Inn on 4 October 1804. For some years he held the office of clerk of indictments on the Chester circuit.In 1787 Dogherty wrote The Crown Circuit Assistant, in 1790 and 1799 he edited the sixth and seventh editions of The Crown Circuit Companion, and in 1800 he brought out an edition of Sir Ma…

Edenderry Historical Society Annual Newsletter

Like last year, the society hope to print about 50- 100 copies of a newsletter reflecting on the year that has gone and the various activities of the society. Last years edition proved very successful in particular the history snippets section. If you have any information regarding Edenderry and its environs and would like it to be included send us a line at