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National Archives of Ireland.

 

Note From Michael Purcell: I believe the following information represents only extracts of letters etc, worth checking content at National Archives, should contain her plea letter etc..


National Archives of Ireland.

NAI Reference:       CSO/RP/1818/42

Date(s):   13 Jul 1818-24 Jul 1818

Title: -Recommendation from William Saurin in favour of Richard Thorpe for a situation of employment under Government

Scope & Content:    Letter from Sir Ulysses Burgh, Sackville [O'Connell] Street, Dublin, to William Gregory, Under Secretary, Dublin Castle, with enclosure from Richard Price, printer of the ‘Carlow Morning Post’ and to recommend for employment the name of Richard Thorpe of county Carlow, who is ‘ready to give any security that Government may require to the amount of £5,000’. Annotation on rear suggests that position sought by Thorpe is collector with revenue or a post from a list given below that. Enclosed letter from Price to Burgh requests intervention with Gregory, in hope of securing ‘Insertion of Government Advertisements and Proclamations’ in the ‘Carlow Morning Post’ which is claimed to circulate ‘in 4 Counties, where no other Paper is printed’.

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NAI Reference:       CSO/RP/1818/197

Date(s):   4 Aug 1818

Title:       A Carter, Dublin: for response to application for employment

Scope & Content:    Letter from A Carter, 3 Chatham Street, Dublin, to Robert Peel, Chief Secretary, Dublin Castle, asking for reply to previous memorial and letter requesting employment. Refers to promise respecting a post made through the medium of Colonel Bruen, MP for County Carlow.

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NAI Reference:       CSO/RP/1818/274

Date(s):   14 Jan 1818

Title:       Henry Harding, Auditor General’s Office, Dublin: on tithes of parish of Aghade, County Carlow

Scope & Content:    Letter from Henry Harding, Clerk of records, Auditor General’s Office, Dublin, to Alexander Mangin, Dublin Castle, regarding ownership of tithes of parish of Aghade, barony of Idrone, County Carlow. Indicates that the tithes are in ‘Arrears of £40 or £50 of Rent’ and mentions impending legal dispute between Mr Abbot and the solicitor of the King’s Rents.

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NAI Reference:       CSO/RP/1818/417

Date(s):   12 Aug 1818

Title:       Benjamin Riky, Tullow, County Carlow: on changes against Patrick Lynch, Ballinvalley, County Meath

Scope & Content:    Letter from Benjamin Riky, Tullow, County Carlow, to William H Gregory, Under Secretary of Ireland, Dublin Castle, acknowledging receipt of petition of Patrick Lynch, Ballinvalley, County Meath, relating to a charge of theft, and confirming non-appearance in court by Lynch and imposition of escheatment order by judge Daly in the Crown Court. Annotation on back reads: ‘Immediate. Communicate this to the Sheriff of Meath and to Mr Tighe’.

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NAI Reference:       CSO/RP/1818/526

Date(s):   13 Oct 1818-30 Dec 1818

Title:       William Parker, Limerick, County Limerick: on outbreak of fever at Kanturk, County Cork

Scope & Content:    Letter from William Parker, Limerick, County Limerick, to Charles Grant, Chief Secretary, Dublin Castle, regarding outbreak of fever in neighborhood of Kanturk, County Cork. Refers to meeting with Reverend Jonathan Bruce, to whom he emphasised the ‘truly awful condition of the poor who were labouring under fever, and the impossibility of the Board of Health procuring any place for their reception’; mentions weakness of board and hopes for measure of government assistance to alleviate poor in district. Includes letter from Parker, Castle Harrison, Charleville, County Cork, to Grant, indicating intention of providing report following investigation of the state of the poor in surrounding counties including Limerick, Kerry, Waterford, Wexford, Carlow and Dublin. Also includes letter from Parker, Passage West, County Cork, to Grant, enclosing a letter to be forwarded to Lord Clonbrock, for the attention of Mr Hare; requests also that Grant will speak to Robert Peel respecting the subject of the letter.

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NAI Reference:       CSO/RP/1818/560

Date(s):   29 Jun 1818

Title:       JS Rochfort, Clogrenan, County Carlow: employment recommendation for Walter Blakenny as magistrate for County Carlow

Scope & Content:    Letter from JS Rochfort, governor, Clogrenan, County Carlow, to Thomas Lord Manners, Lord Chancellor, making recommendation for appointment of Walter Blakenny as magistrate for County Carlow. Also includes letter from Rochfort to Blakenny, Ballyellen Lodge, County Carlow, indicating that a recommendation has been made on his behalf and instructs that his solicitor is to make application for the commission.

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NAI Reference:       CSO/RP/1819/99

Date(s):   14 Apr 1819

Title:       Letter from Henry Bruen, magistrate for County Carlow, recommending Alderman James for appointment as a Dublin police magistrate

Scope & Content:    Letter from Henry Bruen, Oak Park, County Carlow, MP for County Carlow, to Chief Secretary's Office, Dublin Castle, recommending Alderman [J Kingston] James for the vacant post of police magistrate for Dublin city.

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Ref: CSO/RP/1819/92

April 1819.

Letter from Thomas Butler, County Wicklow, concerning Mathew Thumpkin, a convict held in Carlow jail

Letter from Thomas Butler, Colvinstown, Baltinglass, County Wicklow, to Chief Secretary's Office, Dublin Castle, concerning a prisoner in Carlow jail, Mathew Thumpkin, awaiting transportation. Butler requests that Thumpkin does not accompany the other convicts to Cork, but stays behind, as he has useful information which could assist the 'general good' of the area. In particular, emphasises the number of robberies in the area, 'There is nothing safe here once night falls', and believes this prisoner's information will be significant in combating crime.

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National Archives of Ireland

Ref: CSO/RP/1819/149

1819 Clowry, Carlow.

Letter from Sir Ulysees Bagenal Burgh MP, concerning request of Mary Clowry for free passage to Botany Bay to join her husband

Letter from Sir Ulysses Bagenal Burgh, MP for County Carlow, to Charles Grant, Chief Secretary, Dublin Castle, enclosing petition of Mary Clowry [not present], requesting government to grant her a free passage to accompany her husband to Botany Bay. States that her husband received a 7 year sentence at recent Carlow assizes for stealing sheep, 16 June 1819.

Annotation of draft reply by Charles Grant states 'that there is no hope of success to her prayer', July 26 1819.

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National Archives of Ireland.

Ref: CSO/RP/1819/181

Transportation 1819

Papers concerning case of John Doyle, held in Wicklow jail, having returned from transportation

Letter from William Curtis, Dublin, deputy clerk of the crown for counties Wexford and Wicklow, to William Gregory, Under Secretary, Dublin Castle, concerning John Doyle, currently being held in Wicklow jail, after 'returning from transportation'. Requests to know if government wish Doyle to be charged and tried for returning, or discharged, 22 July 1819.

Encloses letter on the subject from Richard Archer, 78 Camden Street, Dublin, assistant to Reverend Forster Archer, inspector general of prisons, Ireland, addressed to Captain Nixon, Nurney, Tullow, County Carlow, stating that Doyle was pardoned, following his acting as a witness at trial of the captain of the convict ship 'Chapman', who ordered convicts in the hold of his vessel to be fired on, killing 33 or 34 individuals. Requests that Nixon release Doyle from Wicklow jail.

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National Archives of Ireland.

Ref: CSO/RP/1820/1404

May 1820.

Chief magistrates, Head Office of Police, Dublin: issue of warrants for capture of persons alleged to have taken part in outrage in County Carlow

Letter from the magistrates, Head Office of Police, Dublin, to William H Gregory, Under Secretary of Ireland, Dublin Castle, to indicate that warrants have been issued in respect of persons alleged to have taken part in an outrage in County Carlow: also encloses copy deposition of Edward Daly, carpenter, and Patrick Daly, turner, both of 27 Garden Lane, Dublin, stating that on the night of Sunday 23rd April their house at Rathmore, County Carlow, came under attack by a gang of men, some of whom declared ?We are the Boys that will Moll Doyle you?; states that they were warned ?that if they and their families did not leave their house before morning it would be burned about them?; implicates a number of local men in the outrage including Thomas Neill, Thomas Donahue, Patrick Finnegan, Mathew Finnegan, Hal [Lanten] and Richard Boyce.

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National Archives of Ireland.

 Ref: CSO/RP/SC/1821/1252

16 April 1821

Moll Doyles

Letter from John Staunton Rochfort, magistrate, enclosing information on activities of the 'Moll Doyles', County Carlow

Letter from John Staunton Rochfort, Clogrennan, County Carlow, magistrate, to William Gregory, Under Secretary, Dublin Castle, 18 April 1821, enclosing letter from Robert Eustace, Newstown, County Carlow, to Rochfort, reporting on the disturbed state of the lower part of barony of Rathvilly, County Carlow, including the activities of an armed banditti with 'blacked faces'; also the posting of threatening notices from 'Moll Doyles'. Also respecting his efforts to locate Moses Davis, a Chelsea pensioner, 16 April 1821. Also encloses letter from John Thomas Whelan, Clonmore Lodge, Clonmore, County Carlow, half pay major, to Rochfort, reporting on the activities of a 'formidable' armed banditti 'under the title of Moll Doyles'. Whelan proposes holding a meeting of loyal inhabitants of the area, 16 April 1821.

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National Archives of Ireland.

Ref: CSO/RP/SC/1821/432

Revenge 1821.

Letter from Thomas Stratford Dennis, Fort Granite, Baltinglass, County Wicklow, magistrate, to William Gregory, Under Secretary, Dublin Castle, reporting that a 'notorious robber', James Feris [Faris], who was previously sentenced at County Carlow assizes to transportation, has escaped and returned to Ireland, to seek revenge.

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National Archives of Ireland.

Ref: CSO/RP/SC/1821/582

21 Dec 1821

Letter from John Fitzmaurice, County Carlow, recommending suppression of sale of gunpowder

Letter from John Fitzmaurice, Carlow, County Carlow, to Chief Secretary's Office, Dublin Castle, suggesting measures to be adopted across all the disturbed counties, including the suppression of the sale of gunpowder.

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NAI Reference:  CSO/RP/SC/1821/268

2 Nov 1821

Letter from William Cosby, brigade major of yeomanry, reporting on state of counties Kildare, Carlow and Wicklow

Letter from William Cosby, Crescent, Lucan, Dublin, brigade major of yeomanry, to Charles Grant, Chief Secretary, Dublin Castle, reporting on his recent inspections of the yeomanry at Monasterevin and Athy, County Kildare; and at Carlow, Leighlinbridge, County Carlow, and at Canew, County Wicklow. Reports that whilst these areas are largely tranquil, they are not free from Ribbon activity.

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NAI Reference:  CSO/RP/SC/1821/397

4 Jul 1821-5 Jul 1821

Letter from William Cosby, brigade major of yeomanry, reporting on state of counties Kildare, Carlow and Wicklow

Letter from William Cosby, Belvedere Place, Dublin, brigade major of yeomanry, to William Gregory, Under Secretary, Dublin Castle, reporting on his recent inspection of the yeomanry corps in Counties Kildare, Carlow, and Wicklow, and stating that he found those areas free from any disturbance or outrage, 4 July 1821. Postscript added to letter, 5 July 1821, reporting news of outrages in County Kildare, including an attack on police by a large 'mob', in order to release 3 men who had been arrested; and also the violent assault of a woman by 9 men, 'in consequence of her having sworn a Rape some time since against a Man who has fled to England'.

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National Archives of Ireland

Ref: CSO/RP/1822/836

16 Jul 1822

Reverend Samuel Roberts, Leighlinbridge, County Carlow: for advance of public works scheme to build road through Coolcullen mountains

Letter from Reverend Samuel Roberts, Coolcullen Glebe, Leighlinbridge, County Carlow, to Chief Secretary’s Office, Dublin Castle, expressing discontent at delay in response to application for aid to help local starving poor by construction of road through Coolcullen mountains: emphasises extent of need of those in locality, many of whom ‘are assembling about my door since six o’clock crying out for food’; in addition he observes ‘now Disease is added to distress’ no less than five died in one House with Typhus fever in the course of a few days’.

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Above information provided by Michael Purcell c.2011


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