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- Luke Foster ,
Watchmaker, Tullow Street, Carlow states
before Henry Rudkin, J.P. that on Wednesday
10th March 1802 Robert Lawler, a Mason, of
School Park, Leighlinbridge came to his shop
in Tullow Street and presented a Silver
Watch to him to have it valued. Upon
Examinant seeing said Watch He knew it to be
the Property of William Bennett, Esq.,
Deceased, This Examinant having Cleaned said
Watch and set it to Rights ~ And Examinant
saith He heard and Believes said Watch was
Robbed from said William Bennett on the
night He was murdered at Ballylougham (? )
in the County of Carlow more than four Years
- Examinant further
saith He Instantly brought said Robert
Lawler and the Watch to the Lodgings of John
Bennett Esq. High Sheriff for the County of
Carlow In Order to hand said Lawler over to
Justice But not finding the Sheriff then at
Home, said Lawler forced ..?..... to make
His Escape from this Examinant ~~~~~
further saith He in a very short Time after met
said Sheriff and Related to Him what had
happened and He showed to Him said Watch which
is now in His Possession as Examinant Believes.
Sworn 13th day
of March 1802.
in the Sum of £50 to Prosecute when called upon
- The above is a true and
accurate transcript of the original document.
- This document
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.
- This document
was transcribed and submitted by Michael Purcell
William Hannon of
Little Scotland, County Carlow, came to me
this 4th day of February 1802 and made Oath
that Richard Hannon the Elder, Richard
Hannon the younger and John Hannon all of
Little Scotland and Darby Hannon of
Hacketstown, County Carlow have forcibly and
contrary to Law taken possession of and
receive by force the Tolls and Customs of
Hacketstown Fair, which said Tolls and
Customs are the Property of William Hannon
by virtue of a Lease from Lord Wicklow.
Sworn before me; William Hoare Hume.
The above is a
true and accurate transcript of the original
document. Transcribed by Jean Casey, 2010
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