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Assaulting Halstation
« on: Friday 12 June 20 03:57 BST (UK) »
A possible ancestor, Edward Neil,  was charged for "Assaulting Halstation" at the Spring Assizes in 1835 and sentenced to life imprisonment.  Can anyone tell me what or where Halstation is please?

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Re: Assaulting Halstation
« Reply #1 on: Friday 12 June 20 04:26 BST (UK) »
I suspect it means 'Assaulting Habitation'.

At the Ennis Assizes in 1835, Thomas Brassil, with accomplices Edward (a.k.a. Ned) Neale and Patrick Loughnane, were sentenced to be transported for life for an armed assault on the house of James Gloster Esq., Ballykinnane.   

A report of the incident in the Clare Journal and Ennis Advertiser of 9 March 1835 started : 'Thomas Brassil was indicted for assaulting the habitation of James Gloster at Ballykinnane, on the 4th of May, and also with firing a gun with intent to kill and murder him.' The report also mentioned that Neale was related to Brassil (it didn't say how).


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Re: Assaulting Halstation
« Reply #2 on: Friday 12 June 20 07:23 BST (UK) »
Thanks so much Gaffy, that makes a lot more sense - much appreciated.

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Re: Assaulting Halstation
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Re: Assaulting Halstation
« Reply #4 on: Friday 12 June 20 07:52 BST (UK) »
Thanks Dathai, more interesting information.  This forum is so helpful.

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Re: Assaulting Halstation
« Reply #6 on: Saturday 13 June 20 13:59 BST (UK) »
Thanks for assistance Daithai.