HC Deb 12 May 1884 vol 288 c11

asked the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, Whether it is a fact that Mr. Claud Cole Hamilton, of Moynalty, county Heath, a magistrate for the counties of Meath and Cavan, did recently take forcible possession of a garden from a tenant named Bradly, the latter holding a house and garden in separate tenancies, and no decree for possession of the house for some days after possession of the garden had been taken?


I am informed that Mr. Hamilton did attempt to take possession of the garden referred to, believing that he had a legal right to do so, but that he was forcibly prevented by Bradly. I cannot express any opinion on the question of title involved— especially as I understand that it will be brought before the proper tribunal.


Does the right hon. Gentleman think that a magistrate who made such a mistake as that is fit to sit on the Bench?


said, the proper person to reply to that Question was the Lord Chancellor.