Patrick Jennings first appears as a defendant in the Petty Session Courts on the 31st of August 1855, charged with having illegal weights in his possession. He paid a fine and costs, and the weights were forfeited. In 1857 he was again charged with having illegal weights in his possession in Dundalk. He paid costs, and the weights were to be returned for adjusting.In 1870 Patrick Jennings of Francis Street Dundalk was again in the Petty Sessions Courts, this time for having in his possession in Dundalk in said county [Louth] on the 28th day of May 1870 the following light or unjust weights – one 56lb one 4lb one 2lb and one 1lb. He was fined one shilling and one shilling costs.
These were not the only occasions Patrick Jennings was a defendant at the Petty Session courts. On at least one earlier occasions he was charged with having an unlicensed dog. But in 1868, 1869 and 1870 he owned and licensed a black male Newfoundland. He was also charged in the Petty Sessions Courts with failing to pay a labourer the wages due to him.
Patrick died in Dundalk on the 18th of November, 1873. His will was proved at Armagh by the oath of Anne Jennings of Dundalk aforesaid the Widow and one of the Executors. Anne died on the 18th of May 1897. Patrick and Anne are both buried in St. Mary’s Church (Old Chapel) Cemetery, Newry, County Down, with Patrick’s parents Daniel and Bridget Jennings.