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Pat Purcell Papers

Carlow Events of 1772


By kind permission of Michael Purcell

Pat Purcell Papers.

19th Day of April 1772

The Information of Joseph Washington of Castle House Leighlin Bridge in the Townland of Leighlin and County of Carlow.

Sworn saith that he usually Resides at the place above described and that on the Eighteenth Day of April 1772 he found his Servant boy Peter Oulaghan of The Ridge Leighlin lying Face down in a Cesspit adjoining Castle House, it appeared that Peter Oulaghan was Dead and had been so Dead for hours. It is the Belief of Joseph Washington that Peter Oulaghan was Kilt by a Wicked and Evil desposed person who is known to this Informant and lives near Castle House in Aforesaid place and further Saith not.

(signed) Joseph Washington, this 19th Day of April 1772.
Sworn before me this 19th Day of April 1772.
(signed) Samuel Watson one of his Majestys Magistrates for Carlow.

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


By kind permission of Michael Purcell

Barker & Jackson Hacketstown 1772


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