Carlow County - Ireland Genealogical Projects (IGP TM)

Pat Purcell  Papers

19c. Carlow Events

By kind permission of Michael Purcell  12/2009

Peace Police at work ~~

Carlow 22nd Day of February 1801

William Straham of the town of Carlow, Cabinet Maker on the 22nd Day of February in the 46th Year of The Reign of our Sovereign Lord George the Third, by the Grace of God of the United Kingdom of Great Britain, and Ireland, King, Defender of the Faith, and so-forth at Carlow did assault Pierce Brerton, a Sub-Constable, by order of James Butler, Esquire, Sovereign of the town of Carlow pursuant to Act of Parliament, in due Execution of his duty and forcibly unlawfully did take and rescue one pig which he seized and had in his custody as being a Public Nuisance.


Barony Constables.

8th day of May 1818.

William Shepard Copnagh, Carlow swears before William Carter that Robert Shepard, late of Tobinstown, Carlow , has left for America and left William with the Lands and Dwelling House at Tobinstown and Knocknigan and movable property consisting of a quantity of Potatoes, Pigs, Timber and other articles. William requests of Magistrate William Carter that he provide protection by the Barony Constables to assist him as he believes that "his life is in danger as John Moore of Paulville, Gentleman, well armed and in a most menacing and threatening manner, has removed upwards of twenty barrels of Potatoes, a door and door case torn out of the Dwelling House and a Gate taken off the Hinges" and is claiming the remainder.


August 1821.

I Thomas Hemingway do swear that I usually reside at Tullow Townland, Barony of Rathvilly.

Bounded by --

John Hopkins, Householder at Tullow, Barlony of Rathvilly, maintains himself as Shopkeeper.

Thomas Germain of Tullow, Householder, Barony of Rathvilly, maintains himself as Shopkeeper.

Thomas Hemingway intends bringing Michael Kavanagh , John Kehoe, Patrick Collins and Daniel Haydon to Court.

Sworn before E. Eustace. of Ellmgrove.


22nd January 1822. Recognizance.

James Nicholson and John Leonard going Bond for Hamilton Gardiner, all Householders in the town of Carlow  proceeding in case against Mary Regan, Bond taken and acknowledged by Edward Box.


Garret Curren maketh Oath

24th April, 1823

Garret Curren maketh Oath that he is a Householder, and has a house where he actually resides, at Carlow and that he is worth the Sum of Ten Pounds Sterling, over and above all his just Debts and that he supports and maintains himself by Dealing.

(signed) Garret Curren, William Fishbourne and (her mark) Ann Shehan.

[note added 2010: Margaret McLoughlin is seeking a Magistrate's order that Ann Shehan be of good behaviour "towards His Majesty's Liege Subjects and particularly towards Margaret McLoughlin", Garret is swearing a Bond for Ann.]


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

Transcribed by Jean Casey, 2010

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