Author Topic: Belfast Sessions Court (1920) to Mountjoy Prison  (Read 131 times)

Steven R

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Belfast Sessions Court (1920) to Mountjoy Prison
« on: June 29, 2020, 03:36:21 PM »
In November 1920 James McConville - a 55yr old - was sentenced to 2 months Hard Labour - at Belfast Sessions Court - for assaulting a policeman, Robert Graham.
He was imprisoned in Mountjoy Prison, Dublin.
On the same page of the Prison Records are others clearly involved in the Irish Wars of Independence - in possession of weapons.

Is there any way of finding out whether McConville was actively involved in the disturbances - or if he just hit a policemen whilst drunk... ?

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Re: Belfast Sessions Court (1920) to Mountjoy Prison
« Reply #1 on: June 29, 2020, 05:38:28 PM »
Steven,
Do you have a date in Nov 1920 when the court hearing took place.
Iíve trawled the newspapers for the name James McConville and nothing is jumping out.

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Re: Belfast Sessions Court (1920) to Mountjoy Prison
« Reply #2 on: June 29, 2020, 08:05:46 PM »
Yes
The committal seems to have been 6th November 1920.   Court & Sentence 8th November.   He got out on 7th Jan 1921.
He seems to have been estranged from his family...
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