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Pat Purcell  Papers


Death of John Headon

By kind permission of Michael Purcell  12/2009


Death of John Headon

3rd August 1821.

An Inquisition taken for our Sovereign Lord the King at Ballinrush in County Carlow., before James Ryan, Coroner on the body of John Headon then and there lying dead.

Upon the Oath of Neale Doyle, Thomas Bradley, Edward Nowlan, John Kavanagh, John Neile, Henry Curren, Pierce Fallon, Denis Kinsella, John Flinn, Thomas Flinn, Laurence Dunne, Michael Dunne and Patrick Fenlon good and lawful men of the County Carlow who being then and there duly Sworn and charged to inquire for our said Sovereign Lord the King when and how and by what means the said John Headon came to his death.

On the night of Sunday the 29th day of July last Patrick Murphy of Ballinrush, Tailor, with a Scissors or some other sharp instrument did give the said John Headon two Mortal wounds one on the lower part of the Belly and another on the back and of which said Mortal wounds John Headon did Languish from 29th July until the 1st day of August and on that day then and there died of said Mortal wounds.

(signed) In Witness, Coroner, James Ryan
Jury Foreman, Neal Doyle for Self and Fellows.

The above is a true and accurate transcript of the original document.

Transcribed by Jean Casey, 2010


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