From the Bunbury Papers in the PPP.
Preserving the Public Tranquillity
Letter dated 31st August 1831.
Sir. I am commanded by the Lord
Lieutenant to direct you to select and appoint to the
Constabulary force of the County of Carlow, 30 of the
Persons lately nominated by the Magistrates of the County,
pursuant to His Excellency's Proclamation.
The addition will Augment that force to
the Complement of 16 men for each Barony :-.
Upon the expediency of any further
Augmentation, His Excellency does not mean at present to
form any determination, but I am instructed to apprise you
that a Military force will be immediately ordered to the
Town of Carlow, and until the result of these measures for
preserving the Public Tranquillity shall have been
ascertained, His Excellency will Suspend any further
Augmentation of the Constabulary.
His Excellency desires that you will
inform the Magistrates of the import of this communication
I have the honor to be
(signed) William Gosset.
Under Secretary of State for Ireland.
List of Constabulary appointed:
William Thorotan, James Sunderland,
William Marshall, Henry Townshend (brother in Police),
Thomas Burroughs, Robert Wright, William Gilltrap,
Christopher Everard, Henry Tudor, William Leabrooke, Francis
Sherlock, John Langrill, Robert Meredith, James Rigly,
Pierce Brereton, (?) Groves, John Lannon, William Rose,
Edward Holbrook, Robert Allen, John McLean, John DeRenzy,
Walter Newton, Samuel Vignoles, Colonel Rochfort, Mathew
Flanagan (brother in Police), Thomas Henry (brother in
Police) Thomas Bookey, Thomas Carter (father in Police),
Mark Hughes (brother in Police).
Source: Michael Purcell <email@example.com>