From the PPP.
Notification Of Keeping Arms.
As directed by the Act of the 36 George 3. Entitled an Act. more
effectually to suppress INSURRECTIONS, and prevent the Disturbances of
the PUBLICK PEACE.~~~ County of CARLOW, to Wit ~~
I Bryan Shortall of Kilmurry in the Parish of Ballon in the Barony of
Forth in the Town-land of Kilmurray do hereby give NOTICE that I keep
ARMS, and that the place where the same are usually kept is at my
dwelling house at Kilmurray and that the number of said arms is one
muskett 4 brace balls and one sword.
I Byran Shortall do SWEAR that the above NOTIFICATION is TRUE, and that
I am by LAW entitled to keep ARMS.
(signed) Bryan Shortall.
- Sworn before me at Tullow Sessions
- 16th January 1802.
Hen Bunbury, E. Eustace, Constantine Brough.
24th March 1802.
Arthur Kavanagh of Ballycriggan, Farmer, maketh Oath that
his wife Cathy Kavanagh called in Court yesterday to
prosecute Mary Doyle for assault, was delivered of two
Children 4 days ago and consequently was unable to attend
the Court in said trial.
Names: Hannons, Bunbury & Hacketstown Fair
From Pat Purcell Papers.
William Hannon of Little Scotland, Carlow, came before us
this day and made Oath on the Holy Evanagelists that Richard
Hannon the Elder and Richard Hannon the younger and John
Hannon all of Little Scotland and Darby Hannon of
Hacketstown have forcibly and contrary to Law taken
possession of and received by force the Tolls and Customs of
Hacketstown fair, which said Tolls and Customs are the
property of the aforenamed William Hannon of Little Scotland
by virtue of a Lease and Warrant from the Honourable Lord
- (signed) William Hannon.
- Sworn before us this 4th February 1802.
- (signed) Benjamin Bunbury, and William Hoare Hume.
William Hannon of Little Scotland Bound in £20 to appear and
prosecute the above foresaid Hannons in open Court at
- Documents transcribed and provided by kind permission of
Michael Purcell - 2011/12
Names: McDaniel, Connor, Lyng, Maher,
Pacey, Doherty & McDaniel. 1802
Under Oath & Perjury 1802.
[Note added 2012 by Michael Purcell
In this statement John Lacy is accused of
making a serious allegation of perjury against Mary McDaniel and Mrs
Connor, he claims that they have made 16 false statements under oath
against John Lyng.
This charge illustrates how such statements
sworn before magistrates may be based on false information,
begrudgery or score settling and unless we discover what was the
outcome of a trial dealing with such charges we should presume the
accused innocent of the charges as outlined in all extracts from the
Pat Purcell Papers.
Just because an allegation has been "duly
Sworn on the Holy Evaneglists" [the Bible] does not mean it is true.
Remember that no less a person than Father
James Maher had advised Patrick Pacey in 1837 that he would not be
committing perjury if he lied after swearing on the Bible in Carlow
Court - "because", Maher advised him, "it is a Protestant Bible"!.]
From Pat Purcell Papers.
The Examination of John Doherty of the Town,
Parish, Barony and County of Carlow, Servant to Mathew McDaniel of
Carlow, Victualler taken before Robert Watters, Esquire, one of his
Majestys Justices of the peace for Carlow.
Who being duly
Sworn on the Holy Evangelists and Examined Saith that on the evening
of Sunday the thirtyeth day on May 1802, as he was peaceably going
to his bed to his Masters Slaughter-house near the Potatoe Market in
the Town of Carlow he was called by John Lacy of Carlow Town,
Victualler, who Demanded of him " did not his Mistress (Mary
McDaniel wife of Mathew McDaniel) take six false Oaths and Connor's
wife take ten false Oaths on the Prosecution of John Lyng, at the
last General Quarter Sessions of the peace held at Carlow"
that Expression had been made by
John Lacy to John Doherty in the Publick Street before a Concourse
Sworn before me this [blank] day of May
Transcribed by Friend of Carlow 2012.
Cloven & Bunbury.
By Benjamin Bunbury, Esquire, one of his
Majesties Justices of the Peace for Carlow.
of James Bartle, Sub Constable, Stationed at Rathvilly, Carlow, who
being duly Sworn and Examined on the Holy Evangelist Desposith and
Saith that on the fourth Day of March 1802 the Informant heard Owen
Cloven of Rathvilly declare on the Publick Street situate in the
town of Rathvilly in most reproachful
language - he did not give a farth
for the King or his bledly Crown or any / here uttering a Tremendous
oath / Proclamation of the bledly King - whilst thus Shouting Loudly
Owen Cloven was pulling at a Notice from the Gate of the Roman
Catholick place of worship for the parish of Rathvilly on which was
posted a Reward for Information Notice that would lead to the
apprehension of a gang of notorious robbers at the time believed to
be in hiding in the townland of Rathvilly and Baltinglass. James
Bartle verily believes the the said Owen Cloven is a dangerous idle
lunatick and should be further Examined by the Magistrates of the
County as a Person uttering falsehoods and against the Peace of the
Liege Subjects of his Majesty the King, and the Peace, Crown and
Dignity of our Sovereign Lord, George, King, Defender of the Faith
and so Forth, and James Bartle further Saith not.
- (signed) James Bartle.
- Sworn before me this 5th Day of March
- (signed) Benjamin Bunbury.
Deponent is Bound in the Sum of £5 Sterling
to Prosecute the aforesaid Owen Cloven at the next General Sessions
of The Peace to be held at Carlow in the said County of Carlow and
attend from Day to Day and from Sessions to Sessions until
Discharged by the Court ~
Taken and Acknowledged before me at
Rathvilly this 5th Day of March 1802.
Taken from the
Pat Purcell Papers and Transcribed by:
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