Extract from Browne-Clayton Papers:
Kallender of Prisoners in Custody of Philip Newton, Esquire,
High Sheriff of Carlow. 6th day of October 1796
Edward Byrne fined two marks and to give Security to be of
the Peace for seven years.
John Rourke guilty of assault,
fined one mark (13 shillings and 4 pence) and then
Thomas Deer found guilty of two assaults and to
be imprisoned for a fortnight, fined six pence.' This also
tells us Thomas was a blacksmith.
Following the 1798
rebellion men in the area made the statements such as the
following made by Thomas Deer. (records found in UK by and
held by Mick Purcell):
'Thomas Deer of Bridewell Lane,
Dealer, Sworn by his brother John Deer of Cockpit lane, had
a pike and gave to Mr. Nowland, the priest and requires a
Thomas's son James raised his own family on
Pollerton Road. (Source: Kristian Markus)
I believe that
the "Mr. Nowland the priest" mentioned was likely the
Reverend Doctor Nicholas Nowland who was leasing a large
piece of land from the Leckys in the Ballon area in 1787 and
was also the Parish Priest of Ballon in the 1780s.
Sent to Carlow mailing list by Roger Nowlan
Carlow General Quarter
Sessions held at Carlow Court House, Burrin Street on the
6th day of October 1796.
A Kallender of Prisoners left in the
custody of Philip
Newton, Esquire. High Sheriff of Carlow County until
they perform the Rules and pay the fees respectively annexed
to their names.
who was found guilty at the last Sessions on two Indictments
fined two marks and to give Security to keep the Peace for
seven years. 1pound, 15shillings and 3pence.
The said Edward Byrne for the 2nd
Indictment 1pound, 12 shilling and 9pence.
who was found guilty of an assault fined one mark and to be
discharged, he having performed the other part of the Rule
against him. 13shillings and 4pence.
who was found guilty of two assaults to be imprisoned for a
fortnight, fined six pence and to give Security before a
Magistrate to be
of the Peace. 1pound. 7shillings and 9pence.
Received a true Copy of this
Kallender, (signed) John [ ? ],
Gaoler at Carlow Gaol. [Jailer at Carlow Jail]
One of the Magistrates of the Peace for Carlow County
appointed by our Majesty Lord George, King, Defender of the
Faith and so Forth.
By kind permission of Michael Purcell 12/2009