The following details have been
transcribed from the "Carlow Weekly News" newspaper, which can
be found on micro film at County Carlow Library,
Tullow Street, Carlow, Co Carlow Ireland.
Saturday, June 18, 1859
Carlow Petty Sessions.– Monday
Henry Watters Esq., Chairman;
Other Magistrates present–Robert C.
Browne, and William Fishbourne, Esqs.
v John Murphy.
Complainant on being sworn said of the
14th instant he found defendant's pig trespassing on a field of
oats, his (complainants) property. Complainant also stated that
he frequently found defendant's pig trespassing.
Defendant was fined 6d., and costs.
Summons For Poor Rates.
v Margaret Kelly.
Margaret Kelly, residing on Castle-hill,
was summoned by Mr Roche, poor-rate collector, for the sum of 6s
8d. due on the premises where she resided. Complainant stated
that the only reason she assigned for not paying it was that she
had not the means.
The defendant not appearing, the service
of the summons was proved, and their Worships granted a decree
for the amount.
Same v Anne Cahill.
Mrs Cahill was also summoned by Mr Roche,
for the sum of 7s 10½d poor-rate due on a house lately occupied
by her on Dublin-road.
Mrs Cahill stated that she gave up the
lease to the landlady, Mrs Shervington, free of all expenses,
and she did not think she (Mrs Cahill) had any right to pay the
Their Worships said they should grant a decree, and
defendant could arrange with Mrs Shervington.
Same v Patrick Whelan.
This was a summons for 9s, alleged to be
due on the premises occupied by defendant. It appearing on
reference to Mr Roche's books, that the greater portion of the
sum claimed was arrears due on the premises before defendant
became a tenant, their Worships decided to dismissing the case
without prejudice, recommending Mr Roche to look to the landlord
for the arrears.
Caution To Juvenile Bathers.
Several young boys were summoned by
Constable Reynolds for bathing at Hanover bridge, in view of the
In answer to the Bench, Constable
Reynolds said if they were dismissed he did not think they would
bathe there again.
Their Worships having cautioned the
defendants against bathing near any public thoroughfare,
dismissed the case.
James Walshe was summoned by
Sub-constable Daniel Crilly for allowing his horse to stray on
the public road. The trespass having been proved, defendant was
fined 6d, and costs.
Caution To Tradesmen.
Lawrence McCaul v James Tierney.
A young man named James Tierney, a
Journeyman tailor, was brought up pin custody of the police, he
having been arrested in Tullow on a warrant issued by Mr McCaul,
a merchant tailor, residing in this town.
From the evidence of Mr. McCaul, it
appeared that the defendant had left his employment, leaving his
work unfinished, but he (Mr McCaul) was willing to forgive him,
if he returned to his work.
The defendant agreed to Mr McCaul's
proposal, and their Worships dismissed the case.
Alleged Attempt To Defraud The Crown.
A man named Michael Rourke was brought up
in custody of one of the turnkeys of the gaol, charged with by
James Moore a bailiff, with being a dangerous lunatic.
Mr. Richardson–Before going into this
case, your worships, I think it is my duty to bring under your
notice a subject affecting the revenue of the Crown. There is a
matter on the face of this information which looks very
suspicious. I believe the stamps on this document (holding up
the information made in the case) gave been used on a previous
occasion. The die is out of use for the last three months, and
those stamps were not got from me, and besides, there is
evidence, from the appearance of the stamps themselves, that
they were taken from other papers. The form itself Moore got
from me, he at the same time saying that he would call for the
stamps in some time after, and there is the warrant, which is
evidently cut from the document. I do not say there is anything
wrong in the transaction, but I think it is right for me, as
being in charge of the stamps belonging to the Queen, to bring
the matter under you notice.
Mr Browne–Is this an old or new form?
Mr Richardson–The form itself is a new
Mr Watters–Whose hands did it come out
James Moore–It came out of mine sir.
Mr Richardson–I dare say he (Moore) may
be able to account for them, but it is right for me to mention
the matter to the Magistrates. My duty is discharged in having
Mr Watters (addressing Moore)–From whom
did you get them?
James Moore–I got them from Patt Goodlow.
Mr Watters–Who is Patt Goodlaw.
James Moore–He is the son of the
summons-server of the court.
Patt Goodlow here took his seat in the
Mr Watters–Where did you get them?
Patt Goodlow–I got them at home.
James Moore cautioned Goodlow against
answering any question that might possibly criminate himself.
Mr Watters–He nee no do so, if he does
James Moore–Precisely, sir. I said when
they were not used by a Magistrate they were all right. I say
they are good until they are initialled.
Mr Browne–This is a matter quite new to
us, and really we ought to consult the Law Officer of the Crown
as to what course we are to pursue.
James Moore–They can be got in Dublin by
me, as well as by Mr Richardson.
Mr Richardson–I beg your pardon, but it
is no such thing. I think, your worships, if you give the
documents to me. I will forward them to the Castle, in order to
have them laid before the Law Adviser of the Crown, and in the
meantime you can postpone the case.
Mr Watters–Very well, and let us have an
inquiry made into the matter.
Mr Browne–We have the information before
us, and we can remand the prisoner to a future day. Where does
this man come from?
The Turnkey–He is from the town of
Carlow, your Worship. He was in the Lunatic Asylum some years
The case was then postponed, and Mr
Richardson was directed to forward the information to the Law
Advise: with the view of ascertaining what steps should be
pursued in reference to the proceeding that should be adopted
against the party or parties attempting, as was alleged, to
defraud the Crown by using the stamps in question.
The were no other cases of public
interest before the Court
Carlow Town Commission
The Annual Meeting of the Carlow Town
Commissions was held at their Board Room, Corn Exchange, on
Wednesday last. The following Commissioners were present:–
Robert Ferrall, Esq, Chairman; Messrs
Thomas H. Carroll, T.C. Butler, Thomas Richardson, Robert
Lawlor, Benjamin Haughton, Mathew Byrne, and Thomas Tynan.
Amongst the rate-payers present were
Messrs Hancock Haughton, J.F. Lynch, John Curran, John
Comerford, John McQuaide, Alfred Shaw, Edward Tracey, M. Maher,
The minutes of the last annual meeting
and the nuisance inspector's report were read.
Appointment of Auditors
Mr John Curran proposed Mr Hancock
Haughton as one of the auditors. Mr J.F. Lynch seconded the
proposition, which was carried unanimously. Mr Edward Tracey was
unanimously elected as the other auditor. He was proposed by Mr
M. Maher, and seconded by Mr H. Haughton.
The New Chairman
In accordance with the notice of motion
given at the last meeting, Mr Thomas Richardson proposed that Mr
Robert Malcomson be appointed Chairman for the ensuing year. Mr
Mathew Byrne seconded the proposition, which was carried
Vote of Thanks To The Late Chairman.
After the ordinary routine business of
the Board had been disposed of, Mr Robert Lawlor was called to
the chair, when Mr T.H. Carroll, in proposing the following
resolution, said he felt it his duty to propose a vote of
thanks, which he thought was only due to their late worthy
chairman for the zeal and attention displayed by him during the
past year, and for his uniform kindness in the discharge of the
duties of his office–"Resolved, that the thanks of the
Commissioners are due to Robert Ferrall Esq, their Chairman for
the past year, for his zeal and unremitting attention to the
discharge of his duty." Mr Matthew Byrne seconded the
resolution, which was carried unanimously.
Mr Ferrall having returned thanks, the
meeting soon after adjourned.
Poor Law Meeting
The weekly meeting of the Poor Law
Guardians of Carlow Union, was held in their board-room, on
William R. Leckey, Esq, Chairman.
Other Guardians present–Charles H. Doyne,
R. Clayton Browne, Henry Waters, Daniel Kinsella, Wm. R.
Fitzmaurice, Robert Hanlon, Wm. Carter, Robert Walker, and H.G.
There was no business of public interest
before the Board.
Carlow Young Men's Christian Association
The Committee thankfully acknowledge the
receipt of a donation of 10s from Mr John Whitton, of Dublin.
They also beg to intimate that the
library is now ready for circulation, and any member requiring
books should apply to either the librarian or assistant
secretary, between the hours of 10 and 12 o'clock, on any day
Source: Susie Warren
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