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Pat Purcell Papers

"Mary Kersy of Tullow"
By kind permission of Michael Purcell

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}

The above is a true and accurate transcript of the original document.
This document was transcribed by Susie Warren 

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