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Browne-Clayton Papers

1798 Hanging

By kind permission of Michael Purcell


Pleas of the Crown at a General Assizes and General Gaol Delivery held at Carlow in and for the said County of Carlow on Monday the 26th Day of March 1798 and in the 38th year of the Reign of our Sovereign Lord George the third by the Grace of God King upon Information taken by Benjamin Bunbury, Esquire, that John Currin, Oliver Carey, Christopher Beaghan, Patrick Hore, John Howlet, James Muldoon for  they being evil disposed persons and disturbers of the peace and Not being Qualifyed ? 

Same day and year at Garristown contemptuously maliciously and feloniousy did Administer an Unlawful Oath and Solemn Engagement upon a Book to Mathew Brennan of the import following that is to say "Damnation to the King and All the Royal Family and all his heirs and forces by Sea and Land " and that he should be United with them -meaning said John Currin and said others - they not being  ? against peace.

And for that they being wicked and evil disposed persons on 11th March in 38th year of the Reign  of our Sovereign Lord George the third King did at Mount Neal Wickedly Unlawfully Maliciously and feloniousy did Compere Confederate and agree together and to and with each other and to  ?  Certain others Willfully feloniousy of Malice pre ? to Kill and Murder Luke Lyons against the peace.

Guilty judgment given to be hanged by the neck till dead
Execution to be done on Monday the fifth day of April next. 1798.
Received a true Copy of this Warrant, Robert Kirwin, Gaoler.~~~

The above is a true and accurate transcript of the original document.
This document transcribed by: Jean Casey c.2009

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