otherwise Murphy, Gurney otherwise Holmes.
Statement made before P. O' Grady, having Sworn on the
Gurney otherwise Holmes of the Town of Carlow, Widow, Saith
that on 23rd day of September 1821 she was married in the
Parish Church of Carlow to Bernard Murray formerly a Soldier
in the Leitrim Regiment of Militia according to the Rites
and Ceremonies of the Established Church by the Reverend
Joseph Jameson, Curate of the Parish.
Gurney otherwise Holmes saith that having lately heard that
the said Bernard Murray had been on the 26th of February
1811 married to Anne Murphy then of Ross in the Parish of
Killarney at Killarney by the Reverend Cornelius Egan, a
Roman Catholic Clergyman then officiating.
having been called upon at her residence in the Town of
Carlow by Anne Murray otherwise Murphy in January 1822 and
was warned by Anne Murray otherwise Murphy that Anne Murray
otherwise Murphy was the lawful wife of the said Bernard
Gurney otherwise Holmes did lodge information for Bigamy
against Bernard Murray before William Fishbourne, Esquire,
his Majesties Justice of the Peace in Carlow, who thereupon
further committed Bernard Murray to imprisonment but that he
the said Bernard Murray was already being at the time a
prisoner in the Jail of Carlow upon another charge.
Gurney otherwise Holmes procured a Crown Summons for the
purpose of obtaining the attendance of Anne Murray otherwise
Murphy and Reverend Cornelius Egan and Daniel Murphy and
John Connor, two witnesses who were present at the marriage
of Bernard Murray and Anne Murphy which summons was lodged
with John Murphy, Summons Server of the Town of Carlow.
Murphy of Carlow did serve Summons on Anne Murray otherwise
Murphy at Killarney and also on Reverend Cornelius Egan at
Tralee and others at respective Places of Residence.
Cornelius Egan is now in Attendance on this Honourable Court
and believes from the records that he married a person by
the name of Bernard Murray to Anne Murphy but that he is
unable to identify the Parties but further states that
Daniel Murphy who is the father of Anne Murphy otherwise
Murray and John O'Connor who is the Roman Catholic Parish
Clerk who recorded the Marriage , could and will identify
Bernard Murray as being the person who married Anne Murphy
now addressed as Anne Murray otherwise Murphy.
Gurney otherwise Holmes has heard and believes that Anne
Murray otherwise Murphy is unable to attend from poverty in
not being able to procure money to bear expense of coming to
Carlow at so short a notice but saith if the trial is
postponed she will procure the attendance of Anne Murray
otherwise Murphy without which Jane Gurney otherwise Holmes
is advised she cannot at present prosecute to conviction
order that substantial justice to Jane Gurney otherwise
Holmes and Anne Murray otherwise Murphy may take place
Jane Gurney otherwise Holmes, (signed) P. O' Grady. 25th of
added 2010. The recording Court Clerk of the day made a
mistake when writing "Daniel Murphy who is the father of
Anne Murphy otherwise Murray" he should have wrote
"Daniel Murphy who is father of Anne Murray otherwise
Source: PPP and Michael Purcell <email@example.com>