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Pat Purcell Papers
Tinryland baptism register.

By kind permission of Michael Purcell

Entry on page one of Tinryland baptism register.

 The Rev. Patrick Keating died March 20th 1813. in the 52nd year of his age.

Was succeeded in the Parishes of Bennekerry and Tinryland by the Rev. M. P. Malone inducted by the very Rev. Henry Dean Stauton P.P. of Carlow on the 25th day of March.

 The following was taken by the Rev. Michael Smyth and is not registered correctly, he having omitted to enter the names of the Parents in many instances up to the month of June following.

No Registry was to be found in the Parishes on the demise of the late and very worthy Doctor Keating. R.I.P.

Rev. Mr. Malone resigned the Parishes of Tinryland and Bennekerry on the 29th day of October 1823 - he having gone to the Parishes of Mounthrath and ?  Queen's County. I was inducted by the Right Rev. Dr. Doyle.

(signed) Thomas Tyrrell.

Rev Thomas Tyrrell P. P. Tinryland

“A Political Priest” by John Scott

“Fr. Thomas Tyrrell was a native of Ballyroan, Co. Laois. He was PP of Doonane from 1815 to 1823 when he was transferred to Tinryland where he remained until his death on 24 August 1842.Many of his parishioners at this time were tenants of the landlords Bruen and Beresford and this probably began his interest in politics. At this time in Carlow the Borough of Carlow sent one representative to Parliament and the County sent two. The bill giving Catholic Emancipation was made law on 13 April 1829. A separate bill was passed at the same time, which raised the county franchise from forty shillings to £ 10. This had the effect of reducing the number of people who could vote in the County constituency from about 4000 to 530. This was an attempt to limit the effect of the emancipation bill and it deprived many forty-shilling freeholders of the vote. The very people who had forced the question of emancipation were to be deprived of the fruits of it. This just added to the feelings of bitterness, which had built up over the previous decade.”

 “However a Reform Bill was passed in August 1832 and it increased the electorate in the County to about 1246. Also, the borough franchise was extended to £ I 0 householders, the same as in England. Special sessions for the registration of new voters were set up and the number of people entitled to vote in the next borough election would be considerably greater than the thirteen who had the vote in the last one. In the 1832 election 278 people had the right to vote in the Borough. It must be remembered that at this time voting was not secret and sometimes the local papers published a list of the voters and how they cast their votes. The landlords expected that their tenants would vote as directed by them.”

“The previous elections in the County from the Act of Union in 1801 were just contests between various landlords. Now with the coming of Catholic Emancipation and the passing of the Reform Act the power of the landlords could be challenged. This was the situation into which Fr. Tyrrell threw his energies. In May 1830 he addressed a Poor Law meeting in Maryborough and he also proposed a motion at a Reform meeting in Carlow on 24th May, 1832. He seconded Wallace, the Liberal candidate, at the election in December 1832. Wallace and the other Liberal candidate, Walter Blackney were elected. The Conservatives tried to have the result overturned and a Parliamentary Committee investigated the election. Fr. Tyrrell travelled from Tinryland to London and gave evidence before this committee in May 1833.”

The above is a true and accurate transcript of the original document.
This document was transcribed by Michael Purcell.

Surnames: Kitson, Bryan & Bunbury.

Pat Purcell Papers.


Thomas Kitson of Hacketstown, Carlow came before me this day and made oath on the Holy Evangelists that there have been several fowls of different kinds stolen from his place in Hacketstown.

That about the 12th March 1813 a Game Hen worth at least ten shillings was stolen from him by Michael Bryan of Ballysallagh, Carlow~

 (signed) Thomas Kitson.
Sworn before me this 3rd day of July 1813~
(signed) Benjamin Bunbury.
This document was transcribed by Michael Purcell.

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