Purcell Papers 1849.
mentioned: Brennan, Glover, Kennedy, McCarthy, McMahon, Byrne &
The Carlow Sentinel
Representation at Ballickmoyler.
10th April, 1896
Bridget Brennan, up to recently a
domestic servant to Mr J. O. Glover, Clerk: of the
Carlow Union, - was brought up on Thursday at a special court, held
in Ballickmoyler, before Messrs R. R. Kennedy, R.M., L. M'Loughlin,
and W, Cooperr charged by the Queen, at the prosecution
of District Inspector Maxwell, with on the 10th April, 1896,
unlawfully, and wilfully giving false Information to the Registrar
of Births and; Deaths for the District of Ballickmoyler concerning
the death of her father, Michael
Brennan, whose name she falsely gave as Patrick Brennan.
Mr G. A. Taylor, Clerk of Petty Sessions, Ballickmoyler, and
Registry of Births and Deaths for the district of Ballickmoyler and
Newtown, gave evidence in connection with the charge, and desposed
that on the 10th April, 1896, the prisoner, Bridget Brennan, of Coolnariska, came to him to register the death of her father. She
was accompanied by a man whom he did not know. She stated her
father's name was Patrick.
deposed that he knew Patrick Brennan, of Coolnariska, and saw him
alive on the 12th April; 1897. He also knew Michael Brennan.
In reply to Mr W.
M. Byrne, Solicitor for the defendant witness said he never knew
that Michl Brennan was sometimes called Patrick Brennan.
Sergeant John MíCarthy, Ballickmoyler, deposed that he believed that
the defendant Bridget Brennan, on the 10th April, 1896,
did unlawfully and falsely represent the death of Patrick Brennan,
the said Patrick Brennan being still alive.
The defendant was remanded to next
Ballickmoyler Petty Sessions, bail ac there was no fraud on the part
of the defendant.
Mr. Glover, defendantís employer, protested
against the arrest of the girl who, he stated, would have appeared
on summons. From evidence in his possession he would be able to
Carlow Sentinel. Saturday July, 24th 1897.
Charge of false registration of death. At
last Ballickmoyler Petty Sessions, before Captain Thomas (chairman),
R. M. McMahon, R.R. Kennedy, Resident Magistrates and P. Brennan,
Esquires, the case of the Crown against Bridget Brennan for having
falsely registered the death on John Brennan, was adjourned on
behalf of the Crown to next petty sessions for the attendance of
John and Bridget Brennan, September 1897.
The Carlow Sentinel. Saturday, September 4th
1897. At last Ballickmoyler Petty Sessions an adjourned case was
heard against a girl named Brennan, charged with having made a false
registration of death for the purpose of defrauding an insurance
company. After a lengthened hearing the magistrates refused to take
information in the case.
- Transcribed by M. Purcell c2011