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The Hanging Judge 1822

By kind permission of Mr Michael Purcell


The Hanging Judge 1822.

Pat Purcell Papers.

On Thursday July 25th 1822 The Chief Baron Lord Norbury (John Toler, a Tipperary man) pronounced "with tears in his eyes" the following Sentence:

To be hanged at Carlow Gaol on Tuesday 6th August 1822. Michael, Timothy and Hue Finnegan, William Nowlan and William Walsh.

To be hanged on Saturday the 10th of August 1822, Andrew and Armstrong Anderson, Nicholas and Thomas Troy and Christopher Dooley.

Charging the Jury his Lordship recapitulated the entire of the evidence and paid a high compliment to the Rev. Mr. Doyle, Parish Priest of Clonegal, for the "admirable line of conduct which he had observed in bringing about the means by which the offenders had been delivered into the hands of justice".

Addressing the prisoners he stated that "it was melancholy to reflect that neither youth nor age could protect them - Some of you are too old to have been found in so degrading and distressing a situation , while if the parents of the others had done their duty and paid proper attention to their children, some of you ought now to be under chastisement in school instead of standing forward to await the penality of the law, sufficient time for preparation will be afforded to each of you , provided you made a good use of it".

(Hue Finnegan was 12 years old, I am trying to ascertain the ages of the others.)

Submitted by Pat. O' Reagan, Genealogy Course 11th Sept. 2008.


Names: Malone, Scully & Coleman 1822.

 From Pat Purcell Papers

1822

I Richard Malone do swear that I am a householder and have a house wherein I usually reside at Ballychancarra in the Parish of Barragh Barony of St. Mullins, Carlow

(signed) Richard Malone.

I Winifred Scully do swear that I am a householder and have a house wherein I usually reside at Ballychancarra in the Parish of Barragh Barony of St. Mullins, Carlow

(signed) Winifred, her X mark, Scully.

I George Coleman do swear that I am a householder and have a house wherein I usually reside at Lackaby in the Parish of Barragh Barony of St. Mullins, Carlow

(signed) Goerge Coleman.

Winifred Scully will attend Court at Tullow to answer charges against her by James Devereux.

Sworn before me at Myshall Lodge on the 2nd April 1822.


Names: Woods, Moore, Desmond & Whelan.

Pat Purcell Papers.

1822.

Edward Moore, Sergeant of Police, came this day before me Pillsworth Whelan one of his Magisties Justices of the Peace for Carlow and made Oath on the Holy Evangelists that on Tuesday the 2nd of April 1822 he was ordered by T.D. Woods, Esquire, Chief Constable of Police to take into Custody a person of the name of Andrew Desmond for the purpose of Examining and Interagating him as to what purpose he came to Carlow.

Andrew Desmond declared that he came from Clonakilty in the County of Tipperary and went thence to Ballymanus in the County of Wicklow and now purposes proceeding towards Clonmel, [ crossed out- "in the County of Waterford" ] he appears to be an idle and dangerous Character without any settled place of residence but being a Vagrant about the Country, Desmond also declared he had deserted from his Majisties 76th Regiment and afterwards got on Board a Man of War ship from which he lately returned.

(signed) Edward Moore.
Sworn before me this 4th day of April 1822
(signed) Pillsworth Whelan

Surnames: Cummins, Keane & Clear

 Pat Purcell Papers.

1822.

Thomas Hurly Cummins maketh Oath that he usually resides at Powerstown, Parish of TinRyland, as deponent believes in the Barony of Idrone East, Carlow.

(signed) Thomas Hurly Cummins.
Sworn before me this 21st day of January 1822.
(signed) ?.....

Acknowledges himself bound to our sovereign Lord the King in the sum of 5 sterling to prosecute Patrick Keane, Moses Clear and another person whose name is unknown to him.


The above is a true and accurate transcript of the original document.


Transcribed by M. Purcell c2010/2011/2012
Old newspapers in the PPP.

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