Carlow County - Ireland Genealogical Projects (IGP TM)

Browne-Clayton Papers

"Sarah English of Castleroo in the County of Kildare"
1st day of Sept., 1785
By kind permission of Michael Purcell

County of Carlow to witt...



The Examination of Sarah English of Castleroo in the County of Kildare, Widow taken before William Browne Esquire.

Who being 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 property.

Sworn & acknowledged before me this 1st day of Sept., 1785

Wm. Browne.

This said 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 County


*Sarah* X *English*


being first 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

The above is a true and accurate transcript of the original document.
Transcribed by Noel Roche c2007

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