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1762, Trouble at the Fair of Tullow.

By kind permission of Michael Purcell

Trouble at the Fair of Tullow.

1762

A true transcription of documents from the Pat Purcell Papers.

County of Carlow ~~~~

The Jurors for our Lord the King upon their Oath say and present, That Weaver Best of Ardiston in the County of Carlow, Esquire, Patrick Lynch of Tullow in the County of Carlow, Yeoman, and John Best of Carlow in the County of Carlow, Yeoman, on the 29th Day on October in the Second Year of the Reign of our Sovereign Lord George the Third, by the Grace of God of Great Britain, France and Ireland, King, Defender of the Faith, and so forth, with Force and Arms, that is to say, with Swords, Sticks, and so forth, at Tullow in the County of Carlow aforesaid in and upon one James Bradell, a true and faithful Subject of our said Lord King, in the Peace of God, and of our said Lord the King, then and there, being, did make an assault and him did and there did beat, wound and ill treat, so that his Life was greatly dispaired of and other Wrongs to him then and there did, contrary to the Peace of our said Lord the King, his Crown and Dignity.

6th April, 1762.
(signed by  -?-  Bunbury)

The Examination of James Bradell of Copna, Carlow.

1761

Sayth that he was at the Fair of Tullow when he went to Weaver Best of Ardiston and asked him why he impounded Patrick Dolan's Cattle for rent which had already being paid.

While Bradell and Best were talking, Bradell was knocked down with a belt from Cudgel on his head, while he was down on the Ground he got a wound on his thigh from a Hanger, by which he Lost much blood, a Guinea he had in his pocket was almost cut through.

His servant William Swain of Copna, Carlow took him off the Ground and held him in his Arms, Bradell asked them if they had a mind to murder him,  then Weaver Best presented a Cocked Pistol to his face and Swore he would blow out his Brains or shoot out one of his eyes ~~

This put Bradell in fear and peril of his Life.
(signed) James Bradell ~~~
Sworn before me this 30th day of October, 1761.
(signed) Fran Hopkins.

The Examination of Edward Doolin of Copna, Carlow.

1761

He was on Lawfull occasion in Tullow Fair, he saw Weaver Best and James Bradell both Grapple at Each Other as if intending to fight at which time he saw Patrick Lynch of Tullow knock Bradell down with a Stroke of a Cudgell on the head.

While Bradell was Down he then and there, saw John Best of Carlow with a drawn hanger assault Bradell and wound him desperately on the thigh with a Stroke of the hanger about four inches long, and almost cut a Guinea through,  which Bradell had then in his Britches pocket and fears Bradell will loose the use of his thigh by said wound.

All without the Least provocation and further Saith not,

(signed with his mark) Edmond - X - Doolin.
Sworn before me this 30th day of October 1761.
(signed Fran Hopkins).

Also has Examination of William Swain who was attending his Master, James Bradell, in the Fair of Tullow, his account reads the same as Bradell and Doolin.

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Best, Bradell, Hopkins & Bunbury.

True transcription of document in the Pat Purcell Papers.

County of Carlow. 1762

The Jurors for our Lord the King upon their Oath say and present ~~

That Weaver Best of Ardiston in the County of Carlow, Esquire ~~ on the 13th Day of March in the Second Year of the Reign of our Sovereign Lord George the Third, by the Grace of God of Great Britain, France, and Ireland, King, Defender of the Faith, and so forth, with Force and Arms, that is to say, with Swords, Sticks, and so forth, at Tullow did contemptuously, unjustly and unlawfully insult menace and threaten the Reverend Francis Hopkins, Clerk, one of the Justices of our said Lord the King, appointed to keep the Peace in and for Carlow because he the said Francis Hopkins had before that  -?-  as a Justice taken Examination against Weaver Best for assaulting James Bradell in Contempt of the Laws of our said Lord the King to the evil Example of all others in the like case offending and contrary to the Peace of our said Lord the King his Crown and Dignity. Proved by the annexed Examination. A True Bill.

(signed) Thomas Bunbury.

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Source: PPP and Michael Purcell <carlowmike@gmail.com>

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


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