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William Curran.

By kind permission of Michael Purcell  12/2009


William Curran.

Carlow Morning Post, Jan 1863.

William Curran of Rutland, Carlow summoned John Murphy for stealing his turnips.

Mr. Malcomson who appeared for Curran said that Murphy was in the employment of Curran as a daily labourer, and Curran missed turnips from time to time.

He was obliged to watch and on this evening he caught this man taking turnips.

Curran was obliged to take this case as there was a considerable quantity of turnips taken from him this time back.

William Curran stated that this man was in my employment for the last four years, on the 30th December, I went home for my supper and shortly after going home he saw Murphy in his field pulling turnips, he had hold of three of them by the tops, I approached him , he said "Oh Lord, Oh Lord, for a few turnips".

Defendant (Murphy) ---I am those eight years in your employment, back and forward, and from that day to this did you ever see me in any robbery?

Curran ---I know I didnít, you are very lazy at your work.

Defendant---I was taking the turnips for my wife and child to eat, and for no other intention.

Curran---His wife made no demand on me for wages. I paid his wages whenever it became due.

Judge --- You are fined 10 shillings or a fortnight's imprisonment with hard labour.

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

Transcribed by Jean Casey, 2010


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