Michael Purcell <email@example.com>
1854, Clowry & Bunbury.
The Carlow Sentinel.
January 28th 1854.
Carlow Petty Sessions.
Clowry summoned Mr James Smith, steward to Colonel Bunbury of Moyle,
for the recovery of 14 shillings for work done by him in his
capacity of stonemason on the lands of Moyle.
Mulhall appeared on behalf of Clowry.
Clowry on being sworn stated that he built 26 perches of mason work,
at 1/6pence per perch, he was paid 25 shillings but there is still a
balance of 14 shillings due.
stated he was employed the entire summer at Moyle, he had a man
named Sheean working with him and had a man named Tallon to measure
added 2013, after much debate the case was dismissed but Clowry was
allowed 2 shillings and 6 pence for his attendance at court. Mr
Mulhall told the court he would appeal.].
Michael Purcell <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Clowry & Holmes 1854.
Holmes was brought to court charged by Martin Clowry with having
fowl in her possession which he suspected her to have stolen. He met
her coming from Church Lane at Staplestown with four hens under her
cloak, he thought they might be stolen and took her to McQuaides,
where there was a great number of hens, the girl at McQuaides
counted the hens and found that five had been taken away but those
in the possession of Ann Holmes did not belong to McQuaide.
asked by the judge where she got the four hens, she replied they
were now hers and she had detailed the facts to Mr Tuckey, she knew
he would tell the judges but that she was ashamed to tell the
circumstances under which she got them as she could not bring
herself to speak out while so many people were in court, some of
them peasantry who knew nothing, and others of another class whose
heads were full of knowledge (the court fell into laughter).
remanded in custody for a week until the person from whom she said
she received the fowl should be written to.
Clowry & Crawford on suspicion 1854.
added 2013, recently met some people in Carlow Library researching
Constable George Crawford, I hope they spot this].
Sub-Constable George Crawford arrested John Clowry on suspicion of
robbery of a gun, a powder horn and shot pouch, together with
several articles of wearing apparel from a farmer named Nicholas
Blanchfield who resides at Coonogue, in the Barony of Lower St
was brought to a farmer named Smith at Grangeford where a portion of
the clothes were recovered, on the following day at a place called
Crush, in the Parish of Myshall the gun was recovered at the house
of a man named Maher and since then the horn and pouch was
credit is due to Sub-Constable George Crawford for the zeal and
activity displayed not only on this, but several other occasions.
Robert McDowell 1854.
February 15th 1854 at Hanover near Carlow, after a short illness
Robert McDowell, aged 46 years, leaving an afflicted wife and eleven
young children. [a daughter was born 3 months later on 29th April
1854]. He died in perfect peace, trusting alone in the merits of his
deceased was Governor of Carlow Gaol during the period of 24 years,
and we learn with regret, that his family are unprovided for.
The family of the late Mr. McDowell.
[abbreviated extract from appeal].
We beg to
call the earnest attention of our readers in reference to the widow
and numerous young family of the late Robert McDowell.
that in so doing , we have only to recommend to the benevolent and
humane of Carlow, the utterly helpless and painfully destitute
condition of a widowed mother and eleven children without the
slightest means of support.
not remind our readers that the late Mr McDowell has been for 24
years a public officer of this county.
express a hope that a few kind friends will form a committee for the
purpose of taking the matter into consideration etc. etc.
- Transcribed by M. Purcell c2008.
- Document provided by kind permission of
Michael Purcell - Sept 2008.-2013