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Pat Purcell Papers

Nowlan Documents

Courtesy of Michael Purcell


Names: Nowlan, McAsssy & Dobbyn 1800.

From Pat Purcell Papers.

1800.

I Thomas Nowlan of Ballon in Carlow, Shopkeeper, am seeking payment from William McAsssy of Myshall, Blacksmith, remaining due and unpaid six pounds, two shillings and seven pence after all just allowances as Thomas Nowlan doth verily believe.

(signed) Thomas Nowlan.

Sworn before me in open Court this 17th day of July 1800.

(signed) Robert Dobbyn. Assistant Barrister for Carlow.


From Pat Purcell Papers.

1801.

Surnames mentioned: Nowlan, Kelly, Barrett, Lannon & Kilwarden.

[Note added by Michael Purcell 2011].

 This Statement is signed by "Kilwarden" - - Viscount Lord Kilwarden ( Arthur Wolfe of Forenaughts, a Kildare man) he served as Lord Chief Justice of the King's Bench in Ireland.

He was piked to death by followers of Robert Emmet on Thomas Street, Dublin on 23rd July during the failed Rising of 1803.

He was travelling in a coach with his daughter, Marianne and his nephew, Rev. Straubenze Wolfe, when their coach was attacked by some of Emmet's group.
 It is said that Lord Kilwarden put his head out through the coach window and exclaimed
"It is I, Kilwarden, Lord Chief Justice of the King's Bench". 
All three were dragged from the coach by the mob, his nephew were piked to death, his daughter Marianne was rescued by a local man who brought her to his house on Thomas Street.
Lord Kilwarden was also piked, he lived a short while, he died shortly after some soldiers came to his rescue.

His last words were "murder must be punished ~ but let no man suffer for my death, but on a fair trial, and by the laws of this country".

 In 1798 Lord Kilwarden made representation to have Wolfe Tone's life spared. It was hinted at the time that Wolfe Tone was the illegitimate son of Lord Kilwarden
Lord Kilwarden acted as Judge at Carlow Court House on many occasions.

A similar Statement to the one below states that Martin Kelly is also suffering from a "dangerous fever" and unable to attend at the same murder trial.]

Statement 1801.

Anastatia Barrett maketh Oath and Saith that she this day saw James Nowlan of Liselican in the County of Carlow at his house and that he was in his bed extremely sick of a dangerous fever according to the best of her skill, knowledge and belief - That she has been informed and verily believes that James Nowlan is a very material witness on the trial of James Lannon and Margaret Kelly for the murder of Patrick Kelly late of Laselican and that it is impossible for James Nowlan to attend at this present Assizes without imminent danger of his life.

(signed) Anastatia, her, X mark, Barrett ~~

Truly read by me to the said Anastatia Barret (signed) John Corcoran.

Sworn before the Court this 21st July 1801. ~ (signed) Kilwarden.


Riotous Disorderly Manner 1803

From the PPP.

The Information of Patrick Nowlan and Thomas Ellard both of Ballon Hill, Carlow, Labourers, taken under Oath before me one of his Majestys Justices of the Peace for Carlow.

Partrick Nowlan saith that between the hours of nine and ten of the Clock on the night of Sunday the 27th day of November 1803 as he together with Thomas Ellard were peacfully passing through the town of Ballon they were met by the following persons Viz: Owen Cummins of Monmore with his three sons Patt, James and Terence, Tim Maher and John Maher of Killane, Labourers, Peter Regan (Rugan?) of Thurstown, Labouror, John Byrne of Clonbolly, Labourer, Simon and Luke Nowlan of Meuing ?, Labourers and Thomas Cummins, Monmore, together with several others unknown to the Informants, all of them appeared in the most Riotous disorderly manner carrying with them Clubs etc.

That then and there the said James and Patrick Cummins most Violently Struck and Knocked down the Informants without any provocation which Strokes has greatly Bruized Patrick Nowlan about the head and eyes. When Patrick Nowlan was Knocked down Owen Cummins laid fast hold of him and gave him several Strokes and at the same time bid him not to   ? (3 words ?).

Thomas Ellard states that Terence Cummins Struck him without any Provocation.

Sworn this day 30th August 1803, (signed)?

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1803 Cummins, Keegan, Nowlan, Byrne, Maher & Callughan

The Jurors for our Lord the King upon their Oath, say and present, That Owen Cummins, Patrick Cummins, James Cummins, Terence Cummins all of Monemore, Carlow, Farmers.

Timothy Maher and John Maher of Killane, Labourers.
Peter Keegan of Thurstown, Labourer.
John Byrne of Clonbolly, Labourer.
Simon and Luke Nowlan of Mening, Labourers, and Thomas Cummins of Monmore, Farmer.

All in Carlow.

They with many other evil disposed Persons and Disturbers of the Peace of our said Lord the King, whose Names the Jurors are ignorant of, on the 27th Day of November in the 44th Year of the Reign of our Sovereign Lord George the Third, by the Grace of God of the United Kingdom of Britain and Ireland, King, Defender of the Faith, and so forth, with Force and Arms, that is to say, with Swords, Sticks, and so forth at Ballon in the County of Carlow, did then and there riotously, routously and unlawfully assemble and associate themselves together, and the said Persons being then and there so riotously, routously and unlawfully assembled and associated together as aforesaid, did then and there make a great affray contrary to the peace of our said Lord the King, his Crown and Dignity.

(signed) William Callughan.


From PPP.

Surnames mentioned: Nowlan, Morris, Harland, James, Cornwall & Butler

11th Day of February 1804

John Nowlan being duly sworn on the Holy Evangelists and examined saith that on Friday the 10th of February 1804 between the Hours of five and six O'Clock in the Afternoon as John Nowlan was at the Out-Offices of Major Cornwall in Myshall he saw Anne Morris alias Harland - House-Maid to Major Cornwall - with a Parcil under her Arm, John Nowlan thought with the intent of milking Cows, soon after John Nowlan saw Anne Morris alias Harland meet Benjamin James of Myshall at the Out-Office and as soon as she passed by him he saw her draw a Pistol from under her Clothes and present it at Benjamin James saying she would shoot him -- shortly after John Nowlan heard a Noise outside the Yard and upon him going to the Yard to see what was the matter he saw Anne Morris alias Harland knock down Benjamin James aided and assisted at same time by Thomas Harland, Gardener to Major Cornwall. (signed) John Nowlan.

Sworn before me this 11th Day of February 1804 (signed) John Butler.

James Nowlan against Anne Morris alias Harland for firing a Pistol.

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Nowlan & Olehan 1804.

Patrick Nowlan maketh Oath that he usually resides at Ballon in the Parish of Ballon in the Barrony of Forth in the County of Carlow and will appear in his proper person in Open Court to prosecute Patrick Kinsela, Michael Maher, William Treacy, Owen Redmond.

(signed) being first truly read to Patrick Nowlan ~

Patrick, his X mark, Nowlan,

Taken and Acknowledged before me this 18th day of July 1804 (signed)?.


Names: Nowlan & Johnson 1805

[Note added 2012.  It is great when this happens, I just found the "murdered"  Patrick Nowlan in the Inquest reports from the Disraeli Papers - now to try find the proper name and location of the "burned" Riland house.

Disraeli Papers. 1805

INQUISITION.

Alexander Johnson of the town of Carlow, Surgeon, Saith that he attended this day at Garryhill, Carlow at the Dwelling house of Patrick Nowlan, Deceased, as Alexander Johnson has been informed and believes and Saith that this man having carefully examined the Body found four wounds on his right Arm, four on the Right Side of his Belly and one on the breast made by small balls and Saith the said Gun Shot wounds in the Belly were the Cause of his death as he found they had wounded his intestines.

Sworn before me this 13th day of January, 1805.

(signed) Alexander Johnson,

James Byrne, Coroner.

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Murder!

Names: Nowlan, Bunbury & Downes 1806

[Note added by Michael Purcell 2012. This is an iinteresting document on Parchment - - The signature at the end of this petition is W. Downes, in 1806 he was Treasurer of the King's Inns and Chancellor of Trinity College Dublin, in this case he was presiding as Judge William Downes at Carlow Assizes.

 Benjamin Bunbury is well known to the regular readers on the Carlow IGP -

 but will any reader have information on Michael Paul Nowlan or the "murdered" Patrick Nowlan or the proper name of the house mentioned in this petition ?]

From Pat Purcell Papers.

1806.

THE KING against MICHAEL PAUL NOWLAN in the 46th year of the Reign of our Sovereign Lord George the third by the Grace of God King. Defender of thefaith and Soforth.

PETITION under the hand of Benjamin Bunbury, Esquire, on behalf of Michael Paul Nowlan who is known to the aforesaid Benjamin Bunbury, Esquire.

TO ~

 The Right Honourable William Downes.

THE KING against MICHAEL PAUL NOWLAN.

Michael Paul Nowlan the prisoner in this case maketh Oath that on the 18thJuly 1806 he was Committed to the Gaol of Carlow by a Warrant under the hand of John Staunton Rochfort, Esquire, charging him with several robberies alleged to have been committed by him in the County of Carlow.

Michael Paul Nowlan Saith that in consequence of the Committal Warrant not stating any specific offence it was impossible for him to prepare for his trial.

He further Saith that on the 22nd day of July 1806 only five days before the present Assizes another Warrant was lodged on him by Francis Dillon, Esquire, charging him with have been concerned in aiding and assisting at the burning of Rilard house [? could be Niland house - - any suggestions ?, Tinryland?] and the murder of Patrick Nowlan on the night of the 11th of January 1805.

Michael Paul Nowlan Saith that from the time of the last Warrant of Committal was lodged he has endeavoured to be ready to abide his trial for alleged burning and murder.

He further Saith from the shortness of time between his Committal and the present Assizes he hath not been able to be fully prepared for his trial.

Michael Paul Nowlan further Saith that -- O'Grady, and -- Maguire whose Christian names he doth not know, but who are Sergeants in his Majestys One Hundred and First Regiment quartered at Newry nearly One hundred miles from the town of Carlow, are necessary and material witnesses for him at his trial and without the benefit of whose testimony he cannot with safety abide his trial.

Michael Paul Nowlan further Saith it was not until yesterday in preparing for his defence that he discovered the necessity he was under to procure the attendance of O'Grady and Maguire at the present Assizes.

Michael Paul Nowlan further Saith he hopes and expects and will use his best endeavours to procure the attendance of the said persons.

AND THEREFORE Michael Paul Nolwan humbly prays his trial to be postponed, he does not make this application for the purpose of giving any unnecessary delay to his trial.

He further Saith that since he hath been in custody and the Impressions against him on the public mind from the seriousness of the offences with which he is charged making it particularly necessary for him to be fully prepared for making his defence and thereby proving his innocence.

(signed) Michael Nowlan.

Submitted this 29th day of January 1806 under the hand of Benjamin Bunbury, Esquire.

(signed) Benjamin Bunbury, Esquire

Sworn before me in open Court this 29th day of July 1806 (signed) W. Downes. (Petition granted)

Could it be "Riland" as in Tinryland?


Names: Clowry & Nowlan 1811

From Pat Purcell Papers.

1811.

Paul Butler, Esquire, one of his Majesties Justices of the peace for Carlow.

The Information of Bridget Kearavan of Kilkea in the County of Carlow who being Sworn on the Holy Evangelists Say that on Thursday the 19th day of September last  Bridget being then and for some time previous thereto employed by Anne Clowry of Kilkea, Carlow was on the lands of Ballykealy, Carlow on her Mistress's Business was assaulted and Struck with a pitchfork without any provocation by Easter Nowlan of Kilkea, Carlow and that on Saturday following being the 21st Sept. she was waylayed on the land of Drunaugh between Ballykealy and Kilkea by Mary Murphy, Sister to Easter Nowlan, who then and there most violently assaulted and beat her [page torn].

She was obliged [ page torn ] Some time in consequence of such treatment.

(signed) begin first truly read to Bridget by Paul Butler. - Bridget, her X mark, Keareavan.

Sworn before me this 1st day of October 1811.


From PPP.

1820.

Recognizance.

Nancy Nowlan and her two daughters Mary Nowlan and Briget Nowlan all of Ballon, Carlow.

So help us God. (unsigned).

I Patrick Nowlan am a Freeholder and have a House wherein I usually reside at Raheen in the parish of Kiltennell Barony of Idrone East, Carlow and that I maintain myself by Husbandry and I am worth 5 sterling over and above my just debts.

(signed) Patrick, his X mark, Nowlan.

I Darby Nowlan am a Householder and have a House wherein I usually reside at Ballinree in the parish of Slyguff Barony of Idrone East, Carlow and that I maintain myself by Husbandry and I am worth 5 sterling over and above my just debts.

Sworn before me at Mountgerald the 3rd October 1820

(signed) Fitz Gerald.

The Condition is such that Nancy and Mary and Bridget Nowlan named above attend open court to answer charges by Esther Watters for an assault.

Taken and acknowledged before me the day and year aforesaid. ( signed) Fitz Gerald

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Names: Clowry, Dawson & Nowlan 1820.

From Pat Purcell Papers.

1820.

Patrick Clowry maketh Oath that he is a Householder, and has a House where he actually resides at Ballintrain in the Townland of Ballintrain in the Parish of Templepeter in the Barony of Forth in the County of Carlow and that he is worth 10 and that he supports and maintains himself by farming.

(signed) Patt Clowry.

11th Jan. 1820.

Note from M. Purcell

Pat Clowry and Peter Nowlan of Rathanna, Parish of Kiltennele, Barony of Idrone East.  act as bondsmen for Patrick Dawson of Cranyoughan Parish of Fenagh who has to appear in court at Tullow to answer charges by William Leech.


Surnames: Clowry & Nowlan 1821.

Pat Purcell Papers.

1821.

The Information of Bridget Nowlan of Ulland, Carlow, Spinster, taken before me one of His Majestys Justices of the Peace, who duly sworn on the Holy Evangelists Saith that on Sunday evening last she was going to a Wake between the hours of six and seven O'Clock when she met Peter Clowry son of James Clowry of Ballybrien, farmer, who told her he wanted to speak to her and asked her to walk off the road into a field, that on going into the field Peter Clowry thought to force his hand into her pocket, which she prevented but got her's into it and took out a promissory note off Peter Clowry, which he (?) to her for the amount of Six pounds.

She also took out of her pocket two notes of the Bank of Ireland, Value one pound each, Bridget Nowlan conceiving that Peter Clowry wanted to rob her kept the notes tight in her hand, Peter Clowry then ? by the neck thinking to choke her and after some struggle he succeeded in forcibly and feloniously taking the said promissory note Value six pounds and also the two notes of the Bank of Ireland for one pound each with which Peter Clowry made off on hearing the noise of people approaching.

(signed) Bridget, her X mark, Nowlan,
first being truly read to her.
Sworn before me this 15th November 1821
(signed) Robert Cornwall.

Surnames mentioned: Clowry, Nowlan, Rourke & Norbury 1823.

March 1823

From PPP.

To Michael Rourke.

TAKE NOTICE that I have this day Surrendered myself a prisoner to the Sheriff of the County of Carlow and am now in actual Custody in the Jail of Carlow to abide my tryal for any charge which may be brought against me before the next Assize to be held in Carlow on Monday 24th day of March 1823.

Dated this the 10th day of March 1823.(signed) Edward Nowlan of Kilniaglush.

Patrick Clowry of Ballybreen, Carlow, Farmer, aged upwards of thirty years maketh oath and saith that he served Michael Rourke with a notice signed by the Prisoner, Edward Nowlan, of which the above is a true copy by delivering the same to Michael Rourke's son, aged upwards of twenty  years at the said Michael Rourke's house.

(signed) Patrick Clowry. Sworn before me this day 24th March 1823.(signed) Norbury.

[Note added by Michael Purcell 2011." Norbury" is Lord Norbury, who was known as the hanging judge. He acted as judge at the trial of Robert Emmet in 1803, during which he continually interrupted, sneered and abused Emmet throughout the trial before sentencing him to be hanged, drawn and quartered.]

Source: M. Purcell c2011&2012. Old newspapers in the PPP. & Source: Sue Clement


Name: Clowry, Nowlan & Crowe 1823

From Pat Purcell Papers,

1823.

I Patrick Clowry (worth 5) do swear that I am a Householder,and have a House wherein I usually reside at Ballintrain in the Parish of Templepeter, Barony of Forth, Carlow along with James Crowe (worth 5.) of Killane acting as bondsmen for Samuel Nowlan of Knockenrane in the Parish of Fenagh, Carlow to answer such matters as shall be objected against Samuel Nowlan and also his wife by Thomas Date for Rescue and Assault.

(signed) Samuel Nowlan, Patt Clowry, James Crowe.

Sworn before me at Myshall Lodge this 12th day of June 1823 (signed) Robert Cornwall.


Names: Clowry, Date, Nowlan & Crowe 1823

From Pat Purcell Papers.

1823.

I Patrick Clowry (worth 5) do swear that I am a Householder, and have a House wherein I usually reside at Ballintrain in the Parish of Templepeter, Barony of Forth, Carlow along with James Crowe (worth 5.) of Killane acting as bondsmen for Samuel Nowlan of Knockenrane in the Parish of Fenagh, Carlow to answer such matters as shall be objected against Samuel Nowlan and also his wife by Thomas Date for Rescue and Assault.

(signed) Samuel Nowlan, Patt Clowry, James Crowe.
Sworn before me at Myshall Lodge this 12th day of June 1823
(signed) Robert Cornwall.
Transcribed by Friend of Carlow 2012.

Source: Michael Purcell c.2012

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