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Pat Purcell Papers
Carlow 1819.

Source: Michael Purcell c.2010

Carlow Lent Assizes. 24th March 1819.

Sworn before Lord Norbury (the Hanging Judge).

Peter Byrne of Borris maketh Oath and Sayth that the prisoners charged with Robbery of Simon Nowlan of Borris, Inn Keeper, saith he is advised that Barnaby Kavanagh of Borris is a most material witness on behalf of the Crown. Barnaby Kavanagh was in attendance on Monday and Tuesday for the purpose of giving evidence.

Peter Byrne now has reason to believe that Barnaby Kavanagh has been spirited away by some of the prisoners friends.

(signed) Norbury.

Surnames: Conran & White

From Pat Purcell Papers.


Henry White of Hacketstown is charged with having sheep "knowing them to have been stolen".
Thomas Conran is posting bond for £25 to guarantee that Henry will "stand his Tryal" at Carlow Court.

Pat Purcell Papers.
Thomas Conran of Bortle, Parish of Kiltegen upper, half Barony of Talbotstown and County of Carlow acknowledges himself to be indebted in the sum of £25.

               (signed) Thomas, his X mark, Conran.

                                    Sworn before me this 2nd day of March 1819.
                                             (signed) Benjamin O'Neale Stratford.

Warren, McDarby & Lacey 1819.

From Pat Purcell Papers.


The Information of Mary McDarby wife of Thomas McDarby, Staplestown Road in Carlow, Brogue maker,  saith that on Thursday 21st day of October she was after going to Mr Warren's of Burren Street, Carlow to light her pipe and John Lacey of Graigue in the Queen's County, Brogue maker, being in the house assaulted, beat and grossly abused her without any provocation whatever.

(signed) Mary, her X mark, McDarby.
Sworn before me this 22nd Day of October 1819.

Transcribed by Friend of Carlow 2012.


From Pat Purcell Papers.


William Haughey of Carlow Town, Dealer.

Saith that on the night of Tuesday the 21st December 1819 he being at his Dinner in his own house when Michael McGahy of The Colliery in the Queen's County, School Master, entered his house and called him to the Door where he assaulted, Struck, beat and abused this informant without any provocation.

In that the said person was aided and assisted by Maurice Curran, Michael Nowlan, Fredrick Ryan, William Nowlan, Margaret Curran.

Informant Saith that they made a second attack on his house to break in his door and beat him but being dragged away they could not.

Sworn before me this 22nd day of December 1819.

(signed) R. Jackson, Magistrate.
(signed, with his mark X) William Haughey.

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

Transcribed by Jean Casey, 2010

Surnames: Cummin, Bryan, Byrne, Sharpe & Dennis.

 Pat Purcell Papers.


The Information of Michael Byrne of Coolmana, Barony of Rathvilly who being duly sworn and examined on the Holy Evangelists, deposeth and saith THAT about the hour of nine o'clock in the Night of the 10th December his house was entered by Two Men of the name of Michael Cummin armed with a loaded whip and Patrick Bryan with a stick both of Coolmana while six or seven Men unknown to Michael Byrne stood outside the Door the Two Men demaned his Pig or the money for which it was sold.

Michael Byrne then got a Pitch Fork and with the assistance of his wife and Mother forced Michael Cummin and Patrick Bryan out of the House.

The Robbers then staid outside the Door consulting for almost an hour, when finding that Michael Byrne was on his Guard they went away.

That on this Morning Michael Cummin came to his house just at daylight and threatened that if Michael Byrne went to Mr Dennis, a Magistrate to complain (as he said he would) that it would be worse for Byrne and Michael Cummins desired him not to do any thing for if he did he would be sorry ~~

(signed) Michael, his X mark, Byrne.
sworn before me this 11th day of December 1819.
(signed) Thomas Dennis.

James Sharpe of Hacketstown Deposeth that as he was returning from Byrnes house a few minutes before nine o’clock last Night he met Pat Byrne and Michael Cummin and Five more Men one of whom had a Bayonet on a pole thing going towards Michael Byrnes House and that on James Sharpe going towards them they desired him not to come any nearer or they would have his life and further saith not

(signed) James Sharpe.
SWORN before me this 11th Day of December 1819
(signed) Thomas Dennis.
The above is a true and accurate transcript of the original document.
This document was transcribed by Michael Purcell.

Next Year 1820


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