From: Michael Purcell <email@example.com>
1797, McDaniel, Carpenter,
Church & Rudkin.
Pat Purcell Papers.
The Examination of Margaret McDaniel
of the Town of Carlow taken before Samuel Carpenter,
Esquire, one of his Majestys Justices of the Peace for
Margaret McDaniel being duly sworn
on the Holy Evangelists and Examined saith that on the
Evening of Saturday the 11th November 1797 she went to the
Hall of the Gentlemen's Assembly Room in Burrin Street in
Carlow on her lawful occasions~~~~~~~
and that she was then and there
Violently Assaulted, Beaten, Battered and several times so
Maliciously Knocked down by Thomas Church of Burrin Street
that she was put in danger of her life by him ~~~~
and that Thomas Church did after so
Abusing her return to his House and did the second time
assault, beat and batter Margaret McDaniel with a Scabbard
of a Sword, [ ? ] and Trampled her in the Channel and that
were it not for the Interference of Mr Bernard Rudkin he
certainly would have proceeded further in the assault.
(signed) Margaret, her
McDaniel, being first truly read to her before signing.
Sworn before me the 17th November
(signed) Samuel Carpenter.
Extract from Browne-Clayton Papers:
Surnames: Currin, Carey,
Beaghan, Muldoon, Howlet & Stratford.
[Note added by Michael Purcell 2012,
difficult to transcribe but here is the main trust of a
charge recorded in the Browne-Clayton Papers.]
.......Patrick Hore along with John
Currin, Oliver Carey, Christopher Beaghan, John Howlett,
James Muldoon were committed by Philip Newton,
Esquire, on 14th March 1797.
That they being Evil Disposed and
Designing persons on 10th March in the 38th year of the
Reign of our Sovereign Lord George the third, King, Defender
of the Faith and so Forth, did at Mount Neal, Carlow,
Wickedly Unlawfully Maliciously and Feloniously did
Conspire Confederate and Agree together and with certain
other persons Willfully and of Malice
prepared to Kill and Murder the Honorable and
Reverend Francis Paul Stratford against the Peace, Crown and
Dignity of our said King.
~~~~ Felling trees.
There is another charge against the 6
men named above.
That they on the 10th of March in the
38th year of the Reign of our Sovereign Lord George the
third, King, Defender of the Faith and so Forth, did at
Mount Neal, Carlow between Sunset of said day and Sunrise on
the Day next following did Cut down take and Carry Away
one Deal Tree, Value 5 shillings, One Ash Tree, Value
3 shillings and one Oak Tree, Value 10 shillings the goods
of Francis Paul Stratford, Esquire, without his consent, he
being the Owner thereof.
Patrick Rice on 14th July 1797
From the Pat Purcell Papers .
General Gaol Delivery held at Carlow on
Monday the 26th Day of March 1798. Patrick Rice committed by Philip
Information that Patrick Rice on 14th
July 1797 at Nurney did wickedly and unlawfully propose to urge and
endeavour to persuade and induce Denis Magall, a private Soldier in his
Majesty's 9th Regiment of Dragoons to join himself to associate with and
become one of a certain wicked evil disposed and seditious party and
society of persons formed and associated under the Denomination of
United Irishmen to the Evil Example and against the peace.
Information for that Patrick Rice same
day, year, and place did wickedly designedly and unlawfully join himself
to associate with and profess himself to be one of a certain wicked and
seditious party and Society of persons associated under the name and
denomination of United Irishmen, to the Evil Example and against the
Witnesses: Dennis Magall, Hugh Hogan,
Verdict: Guilty. Ordered to be
Transported for life.
From the Pat Purcell Papers .
1797 Traitors or Hero’s?
Extract from book in the PPP "Memories of the Different
Rebellions in Ireland" published in 1801 by Sir Richard
"In 1796 most of the Popish yeomen [Roman Catholics] in County
Carlow were disaffected, and would, had an opportunity offered,
have turned their arms against their King and country.
In Sir Richard Butler's cavalry at Garryhundon in the County of
Carlow, nine papists of whom his permanent sergeant was one,
conspired to murder its Protestant members.
The Sergeant and his popish friends were to have been posted in
the rear of the action against the Rebels and his fellow
conspirators were to have fired on the Protestant Cavalry men
shooting them in the back.
Seven of the papists were convicted and hanged, the other two
fled: but later turned themselves in under the proclamation
obtained their pardon."
Michael Purcell c.2012
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