Names: Fenelon, Doyle & McCarthy 1808.
[Note added 2012, the following is example of
the most common type of statement recorded in the PPP - everyday
happenings back in the day, of no great consequence - but yet may be
of genealogical value to some readers.
This Examination is interesting for the fact that Fenelon is able to
produce a Dollar from his pocket to have a bet!]
From Pat Purcell Papers.
The Examinations of John Fenelon of
Ballinvally, Carlow, Farmer, who being duly Sworn and Examined Saith
that on yesterday evening the 28th April as he was returning home from
the Quarter Sessions of Tullow in Company with Michael Carty of
Cranmore and some other Neighbours they overtook on the road leading
through the lands of Ardiston a man by the name of William Doyle, a
Tailor, who usually resides on the lands of Carrick Slaney, that after
some conversation, a Hackney Post chaise happened to pass by, when one
of the persons asked whose Chaise that was , to which John Fenelon
replied it belonged to Richard Cullen of Tullow, to which it was
answered by the said William Doyle that it was not, uttering at the
same time an Oath.
John Fenelon sayed he was sure it was and would
bet a Dollar on it, pulling one out of his Pocket when Doyle put his
hand also in his Pocket and pulling out a Stone instantly struck John
Fenelon in the forehead with it which Cut him and caused an effusion
of blood and by which means his Dollar was knocked out of his hand and
never could after find the same, that after William Doyle had so
struck him with the stone, he took up several other others swearing he
would have Fenelons Life before he should pass Carrick Slaney and John
Fenelon is convinced that William Doyle would have attempted the same
were it not for the persons in the company who prevented him ~~~
- (signed) John Fenelon.
- Sworn before me this 29th day of April
- (signed) Robert Cornwall.
- Transcribed by Friend of Carlow
- Source: Michael Purcell c.2012
Pat Purcell Papers.
Surnames: Largan, Cullen & Bennet.
The Examinations of Ann Cullen and Thomas
Cullen of Staplestown Road, Carlow, taken by John Bennett, Esquire,
Sovereign of the Town of Carlow.
Ann Cullen and
Thomas Cullen who being Each duly Sworn on the Holy Evangelists and
Examined their Information ~~
Ann Cullen Saith that on Monday the fourteenth
day of November 1808 John Largan of the Town of Carlow, Publican,
Assaulted and Struck Ann Cullen with his fist on the left side of her
head and Caught a Violent hold of her by the throat and would have
Choked her if not timely prevented by her son Thomas Cullen who
prevented him by forcing John Largan's hand from the hold he had of
Thomas Cullen Saith that at the same time John
Largan made at him tripped him up, Knocked him down on the flag floor
by which his left arm is hurt ~~
And while down John Largan leaped on him and
struck him with his Shoe on the left eye by which he was Cut, Battered
and Hurt and John Largan would have Kicked and ill treated him a
Second time if not hindered by his mother and other people present as
Ann Cullen and Thomas Cullen verily believes ~~
(signed) Ann, her X mark, Cullen, Thomas, his
X mark, Cullen. Being first Truly read by me to Ann Cullen and Thomas
Sworn before me this 14th day of November 1808
(signed) John Bennet.
Transcribed by Selina Lawlor From “Friend
of Carlow”. Courtesy of Michael Purcell
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