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Pat Purcell Papers
Carlow Events of 1774

By kind permission of Michael Purcell

Names: Sullivan, Kenny & Nowlan 1774.

From Pat Purcell Papers.


Patrick Sullivan of Tullowbegg who being duly Sworn and Examined Saith that on the Eight of April 1774 between the hours of Eight and Nine of the Clock at Night as he was walking thro Tullowbegg he was then and there Overtaken by two or more persons coming behind him and put an handkerchief Over his Eyes and into his Mouth and dragged him into a Quarry adjoining, where with a knife or Razor the said persons then and there felloniously wounded him.

Cut off part of both his Ears, Maimed and disfigured him, and wounded him in his h ? , where they attempted to haugh him by which usage he lost a great quantity of blood and often fainted away and fearth the loss of his life and health by such abuse, all without any provocation and Saith that he verily believes that William Kenny the Younger of Tullow, Butcher, and Patrick Nowlan of Templeowen, Ale Draper, were two of the persons principally concerned in Committing the said felony.

Patrick Sullivan having known the said persons for a Considerable time, and observing their appearance and Colour of their Cloths as they ran away.

 (signed) Patrick, his X mark, Sullivan.
Sworn before me this 9th day of April 1774.
(signed) Fran Hopkins.
Transcribed by Friend of Carlow 2012.


Surnames: Nowlan, Lyons, Foley, Perkins + more sheep

Pat Purcell Papers.


The Examination of Edward Nowlan of Ballantrain of Carlow, Farmer and Thomas Lyons of Carlow, Shepherd, taken before me this 23 day of July 1774.

The said Edward Nowlan and Thomas Lyons being Severally duly Sworn on the holy Evangelist and examined.

 Edward Nowlan Deposeth that on Sunday the 3rd of July 1774, he went to the house of Margaret Foley otherwise Brien of Killcomney, Carlow., Widow.

and Maurice Foley, Carlow, son of said Margaret Foley in search of some sheep stolen off the Lands at Ballantrain and saith he then and there found in a Little out Cabbin belonging to Margaret Foley and Maurice Foley's house, one sheep which he brought to Thomas Lyons and Thomas Lyons saith that the one sheep was one of the Ten sheep and one lamb that were feloniously  taken off the lands of Ballantrain on the first day of July 1774, the property of John Perkins, Esquire, High Sheriff of Carlow.

(signed) Edward Nolan and Thomas Lyons.

The above Edward Nowlan and Thomas Lyons Severally bound to our Sovereign Lord the King Each in the sum of 20 Sterling.

Conditionally to appear and prosecute pursuant to the above Examination at the next General Assizes and General Jail Delivery to be held in and for Carlow taken Sworn and Acknowledged the day and year above written before me.

(signed) John Perkins.

Transcribed by Lisa Shaw, June 2012

The above is a true and accurate transcript of the original document.

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