Mr Edward Hennessey filed a petition against the acquisition of an additional half-acre of hill land for the purpose of allotting a cottage already built. The main grounds for his objection were that a large portion of the holding, which contains 20 Irish acres, is swampy, and the plot proposed for appropriation was all the upland the petitioner had. He argued that the cottage in question was on a 60-acre farm owned by Mr P. Lane, a District Councillor, and that the half-acre should be taken from that farm instead. Mr Seymour Bushe, K.C., represented Hennessey, while Mr Redmond Barry, K.C., represented the District Council. The petition was ultimately allowed, with the petitioner being awarded costs.
Northants Evening Telegraph – Thursday 14 August 1902