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A great affray ~ 1830

By kind permission of Michael Purcell  12/2009


A great affray ~ 1830

That James Herring, Patrick Curran , Labourers and John Curran, a Mason, all of the town of Carlow with many other unlawful disposed Persons and Disturbers of the Peace of our Sovereign Lord the King whose Names the Jurors are ignorant of on this the 20th Day of April in the 10th Year of the Reign of our Sovereign Lord, George the Fourth, by the Grace of God, of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, King, Defender of the Faith and so-forth, with Force and Arms, that is to say, with Swords, Sticks, and so-forth at Carlow did then and there riotously, routously and unlawfully assemble and associate themselves together, and that James Herring, Patrick Curran and John Curran being then and there so riotously, routously and unlawfully assembled and associated together as aforesaid, did then and there make a great affray, contrary to the Peace of our Sovereign Lord, George the Forth, by the Grace of God King, his Crown and Diginty. And the Jurors aforesaid upon their Oath, do further say and present that the said James Herring, Patrick Curran and John Curran on the 20th Day of April in the said tenth Year of the Reign of Sovereign Lord, George the Forth, by the Grace of God, of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland , King, Defender of the Faith and so-forth, with force and arms at Carlow Town aforesaid in the County of Carlow aforesaid in and upon one James Butler a true and faithful Subject of our said Sovereign Lord the King in the Peace of God and of our said Sovereign Lord the King, then and there did beat and ill treat and other wrongs to him then and there did Contrary to the Peace of our Sovereign Lord, George the Fourth, by the Grace of God,  King, his Crown and Diginity.

(signed) H. Moore.

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

Transcribed by Jean Casey, 2010


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