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accurate transcript of the original document.
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was transcribed by Michael Purcell
1802, Surnames: Bartle, Cloven,
Pat Purcell Papers.
By Benjamin Bunbury, Esquire, one of
his Majesties Justices of the Peace for Carlow.
The Information of James Bartle, Sub
Constable, Stationed at Rathvilly, Carlow, who being duly
Sworn and Examined on the Holy Evangelist Desposith and
Saith that on the fourth Day of March 1802 the Informant
heard Owen Cloven of Rathvilly declare on the Publick Street
situate in the town of Rathvilly in most reproachful
language - he did not give a farth for the King or his
bledly Crown or any / here uttering a Tremendous oath /
Proclamation of the bledly King - whilst thus Shouting
Loudly Owen Cloven was pulling at a Notice from the Gate of
the Roman Catholick place of worship for the parish of
Rathvilly on which was posted a Reward for Information
Notice that would lead to the apprehension of a gang of
notorious robbers at the time believed to be in hiding in
the townland of Rathvilly and Baltinglass. James Bartle
verily believes the the said Owen Cloven is a dangerous idle
lunatick and should be further Examined by the Magistrates
of the County as a Person uttering falsehoods and against
the Peace of the Liege Subjects of his Majesty the King, and
the Peace, Crown and Dignity of our Sovereign Lord, George,
King, Defender of the Faith and so Forth, and James Bartle
further Saith not. (signed) James Bartle.
Sworn before me this 5th Day of
(signed) Benjamin Bunbury.
Deponent is Bound in the Sum of £5
Sterling to Prosecute the aforesaid Owen
Cloven at the next
General Sessions of The Peace to be held at Carlow in
the said County of
Carlow and attend from Day to Day and from Sessions to
Discharged by the Court ~
Taken and Acknowledged before me at
Rathvilly this 5th Day of March 1802.
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was transcribed and submitted by Michael Purcell