County of Carlow to witt...
Examination of Sarah English of Castleroo in the County
of Kildare, Widow taken before William Browne Esquire.
duly Sworn on the Holy Evangelists & Examined saith that
on the Evening of Monday last the 29th of August last
one Patrick. Norton, who lived in the Town of Carlow,
came into Examinant's House & after calling for and
drinking some Ale, he gave a Silver piece to Examinant
(which piece Examinant is informed is a Meddal of Wm.
Pitt) in order to Change same & pay for said Ale. Saith
she then changed said piece or Meddal & gave him four
shillings & six pence for said piece. & which piece is
now Challenged by Mrs. Sarah Hesitrige of Carlow as her
acknowledged before me this 1st day of Sept., 1785
Examinant is bound to our Lord the King in the sum of
£50 Sterling. Conditionally to appear & prosecute at
next General Assizes to be held in Carlow for said
truly read to Examinant.
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It is interesting to note that the piece of quill and
string that holds the two pages together were attached
on the original documents and date from 1785. The
documents will give viewers an idea of the
genealogical importance of the Browne-Clayton Papers.
Besides giving us an account of some events taking
place in 1785 they name people that we would not have
had knowledge of . The exceptions would be the
Magistrate ,William Browne, who is well recorded in
Deeds etc. and the Watch maker George Sikes, George is
well recorded through his headed invoices and examples
of his work which are still to be found.
Signed: Michael Purcell 12/2007