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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
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.
Sworn before me
this 6th day of July 1782 - Carbery
Said Examinant is bound in £20
appear and prosecute at next
to be held in Carlow for
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
Entry with Intent 1782
By kind permission of Michael Purcell
20th August 1782.
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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