- Greenville House Athy Rd.
Francis P. Colgan L.K.Q.C.P.I. surgeon,
once occupied these premises according to the 1894 Slaters directory and more recently it was occupied by Tom Crotty.
building was erected circa 1876.
According to the 1901 census Francis P. Colgan is shown as
aged 40 and a widower. There was a female servant
Johanna Farrell aged 30 and born Co Kilkenny - Not Married.
[Note added 2012, two hundred years
later this wall (obviously raised a few feet since 1814!)
remains standing, fronting the premises known as
"Greenville", formerly occupied by Dr. Colgan and more
recently by Tom Crotty.
it is the offices of Brendan O'Flaherty, Solicitor & Notary
Public, Athy Road, Carlow.
The present building was erected
Pat Purcell Papers.
TO THE SESSIONS GRAND JURY
OF THE COUNTY OF CARLOW ASSEMBLED ON THE 13th DAY OF JANUARY
We the undersigned Inhabitants and
Residents of Athy Road adjoining the town of Carlow being
exceedingly and principally inconvenienced by a Wall lately
erected by Mr John Emerson, in front of Mr Michael Finns
House and extending five feet or more on the public High
Road, request that the Gentlemen of the Grand Jury will be
graciously pleased to take into their consideration the
dangerous consequences that may result to his Majestys
Subjects from the continuance of this Wall which is too low
to be seen of a dark night, and from its projection into the
Street might break their Limbs, and otherwise injure their
Carriages might be upset by it and
Horses ruined ~~.
~~~~~~~This Wall has been lately
built by J. Emerson under pretence of reestablishing an
ancient boundary to his field adjoining Mr Michael Finns
House but has been left in such an unfinished and dangerous
state, that it calls loudly for the Justice of the Country
to interfere, and therefore the undersigned have stepped
forward to have it presented and abated as a public Nuisance
(signed) E. Butler, W. Lecky, Sarah
Merdith, Sarah Murphy, T. Gurly.
We present the same as a publick
Nuisance and order the Sheriff of the County of Carlow, to
abate the same.
(signed) William Fishbourne for self
Transcribed by Michael Purcell
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