Georgia Gazette, 12 June 1800
Names: Nowlan, Clowny (Sic
?Clowry), Watton, Roach & Delyons
(Transcribed as published)
Dublin, March 13. We are sorry to learn
from various parts of the country that a renewed disposition to
outrage has displayed itself, connected, we doubt not, with the
report of the Brest fleet sailing.
Government has issued two proclamations;
one for the apprehension of the persons concerned in a violent
attack on the persons of James Hancen, servant to the rev.
Richard Coxe, rector to the parish Chirconlish, county of
Limerick, and who threatened him with instant death if he did
not discover where his master's tythe books and notes were, and
upon promising so to do he escaped from them; the other for the
apprehension of the persons concerned in the following barbarous
murders and outrages: John Nowlan, (lately permanent serjeant to
Sir R. Butler's corps of yeomanry) and his wife, were shot in
their bed, at their house in the country of Carlow; Darby Clowny
[sic], of said county, farmer, who was shot dead, and his man
servant severely wounded; John Watton and Thomas Roach,
inhabitants of the county, were also shot dead near to their
houses; Owen Delyons, a man who voluntarily made discoveries to
a magistrate of many robberies in which he, with many others,
were concerned, was murdered at the house of his mother, situate
in the barony of Carberry, Kildare; and at a small distance from
the house the mother was found murdered, the house in which they
resided burned down, and it was with difficulty his three
sisters, the eldest not 12 years of age, escaped the flames, one
of whom received a bayonet wound in her body.
On the night of the 1st inst. the chapel
of Newtown, county Carlow, was set on fire by some person or
persons unknown. Government have, in each proclamation, offered
a reward of 100l. for the discovery of all or any of the persons
concerned in the above murder ad outrages.
Oracle of Dauphin, Pennsylvania,
10 Nov 1800
Names: Wallace, Knot & Hubbert
(transcribed as published)
Cork, August 21
Saturday last, Arthur Wallace, Postmaster
of Carlow, was executed at the front of the new goal of that
town, pursuant to his sentence at the last assizes, for
embezzling bank notes, &c. This unhappy culprit, as we are
credibly informed, requested Mr. Knot, high sherif of the county
of Carlow, to delay his execution till the arrival of the Dublin
Mail Coach, expecting a respite; that gentleman, with his usual
humanity, acquiesced with his desire.
The coach arrived about three o'clock,
when Mr. Knot went personally and had the different bags
carefully searched: no respite arrived; orders were consequently
given for his immediate execution.
Between three and four o'clock in the
afternoon, he was escorted by a strong military guard, in a
sedan chair, attended by Dr. Hubbert, from the old gaol in
Bridewell lane, to the new gaol in Barrack street, having a
white cap hiding his face; he appeared much dejected, and almost
senseless of his approaching fate, when he arrived there he
remained about three quarters of an hour praying; at length he
grew so weak and feeble, he was obliged to be assisted on the
scaffold by two men and the goaler, when he was launched into
He has bequested his wife the interest of
2000l. during life, in case she remains a widow, and to his two
children 5000l. each.
Source: Sue Clement"
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