Carlow County - Ireland Genealogical Projects (IGP TM)

Pat Purcell Papers

William Ryan of Ballypierce, Carlow
By kind permission of Michael Purcell

Names mentioned: Hill, Ryan & Evans.

From PPP. 1785

The Examination of William Ryan of Ballypierce, Carlow, Farmer, taken by John Hill, Esquire, one of his Majesties Justices of the peace for Carlow, who being duly sworn and examined Saith:

That being on the bog of Ballypierce on the 10th day of August last cutting turf, Loughlin Evans of said town did without any provocation give him a blow on the back of his head with a Slane which knocked him down and deprived him of his senses; he is informed that when he was down and out of his senses Loughlin Evans repeated his blows and leaped upon his body.

That for several days after he continued in a state of stupefaction and his life despaired.

He further Saith that he has some faint recollection of being applied to swear against Loughlin Evans but was always unable to speak. That he still continues in a very languid state and has not till now been able to apply to a Magistrate. (signed William, his X mark, Ryan.

Sworn before me this 9th day of September 1785
(signed) John Hill.
The above is a true and accurate transcript of the above document.
This document was transcribed by Michael Purcell c2012

Surnames: Goss, Morton, Byrne & Butler 1785.

From Pat Purcell Papers.


The Examination of Thomas Goss of Hacketstown, Carlow taken before me One of His Majesties Justices of the Peace.

Who being duly sworn on the Holy Evanglist Deposeth and Saith that on the 5th December 1785 this Deponet [Thomas Goss] went with his master Joseph Morton of Hacketstown to D..? for Rent Due to his master Joseph Morton by Dennis Byrne on the Lands of Killconock, Carlow, that his master sent Him for a horse and mare that was on the Lower part of the Lands the property of the said Denis Byrne.

As Thomas Goss was Driving the said Horse and Mare he was met by Anthony Byrne and Thomas Byrne  both sons to the said Dennis Byrne and then and there Cursed and Swore he should Not Drive the Horse or Mare and Forceably Rescued them from him and this Examinant further Saith Nought.

(signed) Thomas, his X mark, Goss.
Sworn before me this 14th day of March 1786. being first truely read to Thomas Goss.
(signed) Paul Butler.
The above is a true and accurate transcript of the above document.
This document was transcribed by Michael Purcell c2012

Source: Turtle Bunbury (History)

Carlow Volunteers

Walkers Hibernian Magazine

Carlow July 12, 1785.

This day the volunteers of this County, with some corps from the Queen's County, and county of Kildare, were reviewed on the field of Pollarton; at twelve o'clock, Sir Charles Burton, the reviewing general, came to the field, attended by Lieutenant Colonel Doyne, Majors Bunbury and Dillon. There were present most of the principal gentlemen of the county; the troops went through their evolutions and firings to the perfect satisfaction of the general, and the numerous spectators. The day was remarkably fine; the review ended at half past three o'clock; several of the distant corps were hospitably entertained by the general, in tents pitched in his lawn.

Hurling match Incident! Pt 1

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