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Carlow County - Ireland Genealogical Projects (IGP TM)


Greenville House

Carlow


Greenville House Athy Rd.
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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.

The 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.

 Today it is the offices of Brendan O'Flaherty, Solicitor & Notary Public, Athy Road, Carlow.

The present building was erected circa 1876.]

Pat Purcell Papers.

1814.

TO THE SESSIONS GRAND JURY OF THE COUNTY OF CARLOW ASSEMBLED ON THE 13th DAY OF JANUARY 1814.

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 persons ~~

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 and fellows.


Transcribed by Michael Purcell 2012.

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