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Pat Purcell Papers

'Jackson & Whitty - Stolen Trees'


By kind permission of Michael Purcell

County of Carlow to witt...



17th December 1814

"The Examination of Michael Bryan of Lisnevagh, Carlow, by The Rev. John Whitty , Clerk, one of His Majesty's Justices of the Peace for Carlow. Saith that on the Sixteenth of December 1814 a great number of full grown Ash Trees the property of Thomas Bunbury, Esquire having been blown down by the Storm on the Lands of Lisnevagh the Examinant has the Care thereof found some of the trees had been feloniously taken and Carried away and he having had reason to Suspect the same had been so taken by the persons following Examinant went to the House of John Donohue of Little Ballyoliver in Carlow in whose Custody and possession he found a large piece of one of the aforesaid Ash Trees of the value of five Shillings Sterling and which said Donohue Confessed to Examinant belonged to same and offered to send it over to Examinant.

Saith he also found in the possession of Hugh Cleary of Little Ballyoliver Concealed under ground two pieces of such Trees of the Value of two Shillings Sterling and which said Cleary in like manner acknowledged were part of such Trees,

And being also well informed that another piece of Timber was in the Custody of James Jackson of Lisnavagh Examinant went to said Jacksons whom Examinant found with a Saw in his hand and said Jackson violently threatened Examinant that he would abuse and beat him and which Examinant verily believes said Jackson from his violent behaviour would have done but for the interference of persons present and Saith the Father of said Jackson acknowledged to Examinant that a piece of said Timber Trees was in his place which he desired Examinant to send for ~~~

(signed) Michael X Byran

(signed) John Whitty,

having first being truly read to the Examinant by J.W.
17th December 1814."

The above is a true and accurate transcript of the original document.
This document was transcribed by Susie Warren
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