Pat Purcell Papers.
Examination of Thomas Gurly, Gent., of Dunleckney, County of
Carlow before me this 3rd day of August 1761, Sworn on the
Holy Evangelists, saith that on Monday the 3rd instant as he
was on the lands of Seskin one Frances Kavanagh / a person
who he believes / has no certain place of residence and is a
idle and disorderly person, did without any provocation come
up and with a stick in his hand made several strokes and
that had it not been for a second Gent then present he
believes that Kavanagh would have done him bodily harm.
- (signed) Beauchamp Bagenal.
- Thomas Gurly,
- 3rd Day of August 1761.
above is a true and accurate transcript of the original
The Examination of James Bradell of Copna, Carlow.
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
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
(signed) James Bradell ~~~
Sworn before me this 30th day of October,
(signed) Fran Hopkins.
The Examination of Edward Doolin of Copna, Carlow.
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 -
Sworn before me this 30th day of October
(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.
permission of Michael Purcell
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