A Lad in 1848; Pat Lacey.
From the Pat Purcell Papers PP.
24th October 1848.
County of Carlow
By C. H. Tuckey, Resident Magistrate, One of
Her Majestys' Justices of the Peace in and for Carlow.
THE INFORMATION of Pat Lacey, a Lad, of
Pollerton Road in the County of Carlow who being duly sworn on the Holy
Evangelists saith that on this day 24th day of October 1848 Jeremiah
Kennedy knocked me down on the high road at Carlow and robbed me of four
silver shilling pieces, two penny Copper pieces and two copper half
penny pieces -- he swore after he robbed me if I followed him he would
dash my brains out with a Stone. My uncle is Pat Lacey of Pollerton near
Carlow and he is my nearest relation as my father and Mother are Dead --
I am about sixteen years of age -- he also stole my handkerchief - value
One penny ~~
(signed) Pat, his, X mark, Lacey.
Sworn before me at Carlow, October 24th 1848.
Image of original document transcribed by M.
Purcell from PPP c.2012
Source: M. Purcell & Trevor Clowry c.2012.
Surnames: Jackson & Neill 1848.
From Pat Purcell Papers.
By James Butler and H.Eustace, Esquires.
Two of Her Majesty's Justices of the Peace in Carlow.
Winfred Neill, Married Woman of Cool in the Parish of Rathvilly,
Carlow who being duly sworn on the Holy Evangelists, deposeth that on
the 3rd day of April 1845 Joseph Jackson, Isac Jackson and Mary Hall
came to her husband's house at Cool took forcible possession of said
house, threw out his furniture and ? Shillings and six pence that has
never since been found, she further saith that she was then and there
assaulted by Joseph Jackson, Isac Jackson and Mary Hall and that
Joseph Jackson threw out her infant child on the yard by which said
child was severely hurt.
- (signed) Winfred, her X mark, Neill.
- Sworn before me this 8th day of April 1848.
- (signed) H.Eustace, James Butler.
Names: Taylor, Fox & Fennelly 1848
H. Tuckey, Esquire, One of Her Majesty's Justices of the Peace for
Information of John Taylor, School Master of the Carlow Poor Law
Union, Carlow, who being duly sworn on the Holy Evangelists deposeth
that on the 15th day of July 1848 a boy named Patrick Fox of
Bagenalstown, Carlow, absconded from the Work House taking with him
One Cap - One Jacket – One Trowsers and One Shirt the property of the
Guardians of Said Work House.
Fennelly of Farnans in the Queen's County aged about 12 years also
absconded from the Work House taking with him One Cap - One Jacket -
OneTrowsers and One Shirt the property of the Guardians,
before me this 1818 day of July 1848.
- (signed) C.
H. Tuckey, Resident Magistrate.
Transcribed by Friend of Carlow
Names: Wright, Dempsey, Conneran &
Pat Purcell Papers.
William Wright, Baliff, do swear that I
usually reside at Hacketstown in the Parish of Hacketstown half Barony
of Rathvilly and County of Carlow. So help me God (signed) William
Charles Dempsey do swear that I am a
Householder, and have a House wherein I usually reside at Hacketstown
(signed) Charles Dempsey.
James Conneran do swear that I am a
Householder, and have a House wherein I usually reside £5.00.
(signed) James, his X mark, Conneran.
William Wright shall keep the Peace and be of
good behaviour towards all Her Majesty's leige Subjects, but
particularly towards John Connors.
Sworn respectively, taken and acknowledged
before me the 25th day of June 1848.
(signed) [ ?
1848 ~ County of Wicklow
The Statement of James Chancey
Late Servant Man to Dr Edward Heath of Rathvilly
The said James Chancey Having been fully and
duly cautioned Saith I was living in Rathvilly,
about 6 months ago, I went to the house of Patt Ward in
Rathvilly. I cannot tell the day but Bridget Dempsey
asked me to go with her one night to Mr Morton of
McLucas, she said she was going to her sisters who lives
at Mr Mortons for some milk, I went with her and when I
went near the house I said I would help these …..,
she came out, she prompted me to go forward, I did so
and I saw her go into the cow house and I heard her
milking the cow into the tin can, when she came out she
had about half the can full of milk, I returned with her
to Rathvilly, she wanted me to drink some of the milk, I
refused and went home. Not long after that, I was in
Lowry Fowleys house in Rathvilly when I heard him and
Margaret and Ellen Dempsey plotting to go to Mr Mortons
to heal or steal a lamb, I cannot tell if they went for
the lamb or not. After the milking of the cow I was
returning to Baltinglass for my share when I overtook,at
a late hour of the night, Bridget and Ellen Dempsey and
Lowry Foley towards the Mote of Rathvilly. Bridget
Dempsey saw me, she was going to her sisters at Mr
Mortons who sent for her, she did not tell me for what.
I accompanied them to a lane turning down to Mr Mortons,
they …….. with these until they came back. I ……. These
and when they came back which they did in about half an
hour, they had with them a large silver spoon and a
quantity of meal, either Barley or bone meal, cannot
tell, which appeared to be about a one case.
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To Rathvilly, they hid some of
the meal, he did not return in company with them, they,
moving across the field, I went that road, they did not
bring all the meal to
Fowleys house all the meal I saw with them, which makes
me say they hid some of it, when they brought it with
Foley, they divided what they had. I heard them say they
broke open the door. I believe Lowry Fowley to be a night walker. I
have frequently seen him returning at late hours of the
night with potatoes I never heard what they did with the
Declared before me this day this 10th May 1848
Received 13th Day 1848
The above is a true and
accurate transcript of the original document.
Transcribed by Tony Cowperthwaite
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