Michael Purcell <email@example.com>
1767, Brett, Vigors, Harding & Casey.
Land transaction in the PPP.
Indenture made the first day of
August 1776 between John Vigors of Old Leighlin in the
County of Carlow, Esquire, and James Brett of Old
Dwelling house and Farm in Old
Leighlin let to James Brett, having first being Traced
and Surveyed by Denis Casey, Surveyor, containing seven
acres, three roods and twenty nine perches to have and
to hold for 31 years.
(signed with Seals attached)
John Vigors, James Brett. Signed
Sealed and Delivered in the presence of us ~ Walter
20th April 1767.
- George the third By the grace of God of Great
Britain France and Ireland King Defender of the
faith and so forth.
- To our Trusty and well beloved Thomas Bunbury
Esq. and William Brereton Esq. Greeting.
- WHEREAS By our Letters patient under
our Great Seal of Ireland We have Appointed our well
beloved William Bunbury Esquire a Justice and Keeper
of the peace in our County of Catherlogue.
- KNOW ye that We have given unto you or any
one of you full power and authority by these
presents to call before you or any one of you the
said William Bunbury.
- And to administer to him the annexed Oaths
which he is to Swear upon the Holy Evangelists.
- As also to cause him distinctly and openly to
Make Repeat and Subscribe the annexed Declaration.
- And what You or any one of you shall do ----
p-------ts. You or one of You shall Certify the same
into our S-ig--- Court of Chancery in our said
Kingdom of Ireland on the Twentyeth day of May next
ensuing whatsoever ---- shall then be together with
this our Commission.
- Witness our Justices General and General
Governors of our said Kingdom of Ireland at Dublin
the Twentyeth day of April in the Seventh Year of
our Reign 1767
.........................Do---ile ( Doursile ?)
The above is a true and
accurate transcript of the original document
Transcribed by: Michael Purcell
Names: Bunbury, Headen,
Farranan & Fitzpatrick 1767.
[Note added 2012. this
Examination ( Statement ) gets a bit jumbled at the end
but the transcription appears accurate.]
From Pat Purcell Papers.
The Examination of John Farranan
of Tomard Harud [ ? ] taken before one of his Majestys
Justices of the Peace for Carlow.
Who being duly sworn on the Holy
Evangelists and Saith that on the first day on June 1767
by virtue of a letter of an attorney from Thomas Bunbury
of the City of Dublin, Esquire, he did enter the lands
of Cranevonan to drive for Rent and arrear of Rent due
to Thomas Bunbury, and pursuant to his said Power John
Farranan did seize and drive five cows the property of
Edmond Headen and then and there one Edmond Walsh, a
Servant to James Fitzpatrick of Cranevonan, who at the
same time Pelted and threw stones at John Farranan and
Edmond Headen, the older, Edmond
Headen, the younger, Winefred Headen and Margaret Headen
assembled together and aided and assisted by Edmond
Walsh and there rescued and forceably tooke the cows
from John Farranan and put him in some danger for that
Edmond Headen, the older and Edmond Headen, the
younger Declared that they would loose their lives
before John Farranan should take any of the cows at
which John Farranan was in Dread and obliged to make off
in Dread tho the Distress made by John Farranan before
was on the Parole by the said Thomas Bunbury untill some
time after as the Rent should be paid but the Distress
to do so Still in the Power of John Farranan to Dispose
of in failure of Payment of said Rent.
- (signed) John Farranan.
- Sworn before me the 22nd Day of June 1767.
- (signed) William Vigors Burdett.
Transcribed by Friend of Carlow 2012.
1767, Bunbury, Haydon, Faranan, Walsh etc. etc.
Transcribed by Michael Purcell, July 2011.
Pat Purcell Papers.
16th July 1767.
The Jurors for our Lord the King upon their Oath say and
present that Edmond Walsh of Cranavonan in the County of
Carlow, Yeoman - Edmond Headen, Yeoman, Edmond Headen,
Junior, Yeoman, Winifred Headen, Margaret Headen all of
Cranavonan on the first day of June in the Seventh Year
of the Reign of our Sovereign Lord George the third, by
the Grace of God of Great Britain, France and Ireland
King, Defender of the Faith and soforth with force and
Arms that is to say with Swords Sticks Stones and
soforth at Cranavonan in Carlow upon one John Farranan a
True and faithful Subject of our said Lord the King in
the Peace of God and Contrary to the peace of our said
Lord the King his Crown and Dignity did make an assault
and Two Cows which he the said John Farranan had Seized
and had in his custody by Virtue of a Letter of Attorney
Under the hand and Seal of Thomas Bunbury of the City of
Dublin, Esquire, for Rent and Arrears of Rent of part of
the Lands of Cranavanan from and out of the Custody of
him, the said John Farranan, did then and there take
Rescue and drive away the Cattle Contrary to the peace
of our said Lord the King his Crown and Dignity.
Guilty . Edmond Walsh and Edmond Headen - 7 Years
Objects of Mercy -- Edmond Headen, Junior, 2 Years on
Treadmill, Winifred and Margaret Headen, 2 years
(signed) Franks Bernard? Benjamin Burton Doyne, Members
of the Jury sitting this day – William Browne, the
Elder, Hon John Stratford, Beauchamp Bagenal, Thomas
Butler, Simon Mercer, Pilsworth Whelan, William Stuart,
Arundal Best, John Drought, John Echlin, Theophilus
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