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Bunbury Papers

Hannah Jackson of Tullow 1782
By kind permission of Michael Purcell

"Hannah Jackson of Tullow"

County of Carlow to witt...





The Examinations of Hannah Jackson of Tullow in said County, Servant Woman.

The said Examinant being duly sworn on the Holy Evangelist's & Examinant deposeth that on the twenty seventh day of April last in the morning on opening the back door of her masters, Mr. John Brough's house in Tullow aforesaid, and on her going out of said house some small distance she saw Walter Magee and Henry Whaley run out of a back house of her said masters armed with pistoles in their hands making toward the back door of said dwelling house where she the Examinant endeavoured to prevent their getting in, the said Walter Magee presented a pistol at this Examinant and swore he would shoot this Examinant if she attempted to hinder him from getting into said dwelling house, which put this Examinant in very great terror dread and fear of her life and obliged her not to give the said Walter Magee or said Henry Whaley the least opposition, whereupon the said Walter Magee and said Henry Whaley forcibly rushed through the said back door into her said masters dwelling house he being then and there in bed, upon which this Examinant asked them what they were about to do, but they made her no answer, and immediately after two men, more followed them into said house and continued all in the kitchen and hall of said house for some time, and until she alarmed her said master and called him up.

Hanna X Jackson
Sworn before me the
7th day of July 1782
 - Carbery Hendley

The said Examinant bound to our Sovereign Lord George King and so Forth in the sum of twenty pounds sterling on condition she appear at the next General Assizes to be held at Carlow in and for said County and not depart the County without Licence...

Taken and Acknowledged before me the day and year above mentioned    
~ ( signed) Benjamin Bunbury, Carbery Hendley.   
The above is a true and accurate transcript of the original document.

This document was transcribed by Susie Warren

"Mary Kersy of Tullow"

County of Carlow to witt...




The Examinations of Mary Kersy of Tullow in the County of Carlow Servant to Mr. John Brough of Tullow aforesaid taken before Carbery Hendley Esquire one of his Majesty's Justice of the Peace for said County.

The said Examinant being only sworn on the Holy Evangelists and Examinant say that on or about the Twenty seventh day of April last - Examinant being called up by Hannah Jackson on the morning of said day in her said Masters House in Tullow aforesaid she found Walter Magee and two other men whose names she has since heard are Henry Whaley and Daniel Horahan and in sometime afterwards James Nowland and James Gillespy joined said Magee in her said Masters House and the said Henry Whaley demanded the Key of the Parlour door of said House from this Examinant which Examinant gave the said Whaley whom opened the Parlour door and the said Henry Whaley and said other Persons went into said parlour and remained the for sometime. This Examinant sayth the said Magee told Examinant that he the said Henry Whaley had been for sometime that morning in an Outhouse waiting for an opportunity of getting into her said masters House and that as soon as Hannah Jackson who was then a Servant of the said John Brough's, had opened the door, he the said Walter Magee put a cocked Pistole to the said Hannah Jackson's Breast and then he and said other persons got into said dwelling House and forcibly kept possession thereof fore sometime and threatened to take possession of the Remainder of part of said House until said Master who was above stairs with his family in bed made his appearance.

Mary X Kersey
Sworn before me this 6th day of July 1782 - Carbery Hendley
Said Examinant is bound in 20 conditionally to
appear and prosecute at next General Assizes
 to be held in Carlow for said County}

Browne-Clayton Papers

Burglary 1782

Document #1.

13th Day of May 1782.

The Examinations of Patrick Griffin of Hacketstown in Carlow.
Patrick Griffith duly Sworn on the Holy Evanelist Sayth that on Friday the 10th Inst. May his House was burglariously broke Open In the Rere of his Dwelling House and coming to his House found John Bradburn, John Loyde and William Stewart all of Hacketstown In his House the Street Door being Lockt he cried out Robbery at same Time and being in Dread and fear least the above named Persons might further do him Bodily damage he absconded his House and he further Sayth his House Lyeth Open Since and Sayth James Doyle of Said Town Aided And Assisted by the said John Loyde did in the dead time of the Night Lately Fire a Shot at his Window breaking three Panes therein and his Family Lying Opposite said Window having Narrowly Escaped being killed with said Shot and Patrick Griffin further Sayth not. Sworn and Acknowledged before me the 13th Day of May 1782 (signed) William Browne. (signed) Patrick Griffen. (he spells name as Griffen).
Patrick Griffen bound in the Sum of Twenty pounds to prosecute the said John Bradburn, John Loyde, William Stewart and James Doyle at the Next Assize to be held in Carlow and not depart the Court without License.
The above named Pat Griffin declares he could not Get this Examination Sworn nearer than Carlow. ~~~~

Break & Entry with Intent 1782

By kind permission of Michael Purcell

Document #2

20th August 1782.

Break & Entry with Intent 1782

The Jurors for our Lord the King upon their Oath Say and present that John Bradburn of Hackettstown in the County of Carlow yeoman. John Lloyd of the same, Yeoman and William Stewart of the same yeoman on the Tenth day of May in the Twenty Second year of the Reign of our Sovereign Lord George the Third by the Grace of God of Great Britain France and Ireland King Defender of the Faith and soforth with force and arms that is to Say with Swords Sticks and soforth at Hackettstown in the County of Carlow the Dwelling House of one Patrick Griffin there situate forceably unjustly and unlawfully did Break and Enter with Iintent the said Patrick Griffin and his Family then and there by Force and with Strong hands and Arms Unlawfully and Injuriously to Expell and put out of the possession of the said Dwelling House to the Great Terror of the said Patrick Griffin and his Family to the Evil Example of all others in the -?- Case offending and Contrary to the peace of our Said Lord the King his Crown and Dignity ~~ no Bill (not guilty)

(signed) Beauchamp Bagenal, Foreman.

(James Doyle and John Lloyd were also found not guilty of assault on Patrick Griffin).

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

Transcribed by Jean Casey, November 2009.

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