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Pat Purcell  Papers

1863 Carlow Events

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 turni3ps.

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.


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

Transcribed by Jean Casey, 2010

To the Editor of the Carlow Weekly News.

Flattering Reception

19th Feb. 1863.

Sir~I shall feel much obliged if you will allow me, through the medium of your Paper, to express my acknowledgements and thanks, and those of Mr. Pack-Beresford, to the inhabitants of Carlow and its vicinity, for the very kind and flattering reception accorded to us on the marriage of my daughter.

I assure you that it has made a deep impression on us all, and that the demonstrations of kindness and respect shown to us on that occasion, will never be effaced from our recollection ---I remain your obedient servant, Robert Clayton-Browne, Browne's Hill, Carlow.


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

Transcribed by Jean Casey, 2010

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