[This reminded me of the song:
- "When the m-m-m-moon shines,
- Over the c-c-c-cowshed,
- I'll be w-w-w-waiting there,
- me darling j-j-j-John for you"]
From Pat Purcell Papers.
The Information of John Donahue of Copenagh,
Carlow, taken before Henry Bunbury, Esquire, One of His Majestys
Justices of the peace for Carlow.
John Donahue being duly Sworn on the Holy
Evangelists and Examined Saith that on Tuesday [ ? ] the 24th day of
Feb 1809 as John Donahue was going on the high road at Rathlyan,
Carlow, he met with Michael Donahoe working at Labouring work on the
side of the road - John Donahoe told him it was time for him to do
that and in reply Michael Donahoe made answer and told John Donahoe -
that he was the man that would take his life - John Donahoe Saith that
at Several other times and places the said Michael Donahoe has
Expressed himself in the Strongest terms that he would have Michael
Donahoe's life either by day or night as also his Mothers and also
declared that he would in one night or other destroy or Consume John
Donahoe's Property and from such threats on the 24th as also at
Several other times - he is in Dread and fear of Michael Donahoe ~ as
he is Generally deranged in his mind and a lunatick at the full of
moon and becomes Outrageous ~ (signed) John Donahoe.
- Sworn before me this 30th of March 1809
- (signed) Hen. Bunbury.
Names: Bunbury, Wring & Fowler.
Pat Purcell Papers.
Before Henry Bunbury, Esquire, one of his
Majesties Justices of the Peace for Carlow.
The Information of Robert Bunbury of Ardnehue,
Carlow, Esquire, Sworn Saith that on 15th March last he was told by
his servant Peter Wring that a Silver Bowl and Large Silver Ladle
inheirited from his fathers family of high Sterling value was missing
for some days past from the Library Room at Ardnehue, the Bowl has
engraving of twisted rope designed along the rim the Silver Ladle has
the Letter "B" craved on the handle, the week before the Bowl and
Ladle was noted gone a kitchen maid by the name of Ann Fowler departed
from service at Ardnehue and has not been sighted since, Robert
Bunbury and servant Peter Wring verily believe she has absconded to
London and that she has brought the Bowl and Ladle with her in the
hope that she would make contact with a dealer and thus in this manner
raise the fare required for passage to America where some of her
family have settled, Robert Bunbury craves justice and further saith
- (signed) Robert Bunbury.
- Sworn before me this
- 17th day of March 1809
- (signed) Hen. Bunbury.
At end of Robert's Statement it is
"The Bowl has Head of Loin & stamp ~MW~ of Silver-Smith maker under
Source: Michael Purcell c.2012