While I've been unable to read the referenced article (which might have
been a legal advertisement required in connection with the case?), this
could have been a lawsuit to collect a legacy debt.
The late Alexander Hassard would have been the decedent in question. Jane
Elizabeth Firth, the plaintiff, may have been his granddaughter or other
relative, and may have received a legacy under his last will and testament.
Not having been paid, Jane sued the other legatees and creditors of
Alexander's estate in order to collect what was due to her. Because the
case was filed in the equity side of the Court of Exchequer, it's possible
that Jane Firth's legacy was payable out of the income of a specific piece
of real property, and that Jane was suing to compel the sale of that
property to satisfy her legacy.
Elizabeth Bolton Mackintosh was probably the wife of Rupert John
Mackintosh. There is an Alexander Hassard, age 55, in an 1821 census
fragment in Cavan with several children and a granddaughter, but no wife,
so he was apparently a widower by then. His connection to the Mackintoshes
is unclear, but possibly Elizabeth was related to him.
Regards -- Kevin
Date: Mon, 25 Mar 2019 23:07:49 +0000
From: Brenda and Chuck Edmonds <beedmonds(a)hotmail.com>
Subject: FERMANAGH-GOLD -Rupert John MacKintosh
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While searching today I came across a newspaper article with the following
Can anyone add to this information or throw any light on it or who these
Equity Exchequer ….. Tuesday Oct. 9 1849 Dublin Evening Post,
Rupert John Mackintosh …….. (not sure which side he is on)
Jane Elizabeth Firth …… Plaintiff
Elizabeth Bolton Mackintosh, his wife
Alexander Jason Hassard
Anne Frances Hassard
Frances William Hassard
Elizabeth Sophia Marshall Hassard
Arbella Jane ……
Creditors of Alexander Hassard, deceased, late of Rockfield, Cavan
W.J.Hamilton, Wm Walkins Plaintiffs Attorney, Enniskillen and Dublin
Life Assurance Investments
Would Elizabeth Bolton Mackintosh, his wife, be Rupert John Mackintosh’s
wife or the wife of Alexander Hassard?
Thanks for anyone's help.
Brenda Hassard Edmonds