Limerick Evening Post and Clare Sentinel

18 February 1831

  On the night of the 7th inst., the wall of the dwelling house of John HARLEY, farmer, of Kilteel, in the parish of Inniscarra, within five miles of Cork, fell and killed his son and horse, and wounded his daughter.  On the following Friday, the remains of the ill-fated youth were deposited in the Church yard of Kilmurry, and on the same night they were disinterred by a relative, named WALSH, who brought them to Cork concealed in a butt, under potatoes, and offered them for sale to an apothecary for the sum of ten shillings.  Intimation of the unnatural trafic having been given to Mr. MATHAIS at the Bridewell, he proceeded with the Sheriffs, and arrested the man with the corpse.  His Worship the Mayor sent off a special messenged for the parents of the deceased who arrived in town the following morning, and lodged informations against the heartless wretch, and he has been committed for trial.


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