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Browne-Clayton Papers

Pig Market & Rambling Pig
By kind permission of Michael Purcell

Pig Market

21st day of March 1806.

Information of Sub-Constable Patrick Wire taken before James Butler, Esquire, Sovereign of the Town of Carlow.
On Thursday the twentyeth day of March Instant as he stood in the Pig Market in the Town of Carlow in order to Cant a pig (which was Seized in the Street of Carlow as a Nuisance)  for a fine According to Act of Parliament by order of James Butler, Esquire. Sovereign of said Town when James Burbridge of Carlow, Victualler, Came up to where Patrick Wire was and being Armed with a Knife Cut the Cord by which held said pig and by force rescued Said pig.

(signed) Patrick Wire.
(signed) James Butler.
                      21st day of March 1806.

2009 note; the Pig Market was held at the Fair Green beside Carlow Military Barracks.

Rambling Pig

24th day of February 1806.

Information of Sub-Constable Pierce Brerton before James Butler, Esquire, Sovereign of the Town of Carlow. States that on Saturday the 22nd of February Instant, being in the Habit of taking up pigs as Nuisances in the Town of Carlow, by Act of Parliament, that on passing down Tullow Street met (?) a pig Rambling through said Street which Informant was driving in order to Impound for a fine boyed (?) on Such Nuisance. When he was followed by William Stratan of Carlow, Cabinet Maker, Who forcibly rescued said pig and when Informant followed said pig to said Stratens gate he was stopped by him, who took up a Square Piece of Timber of which he made a trust of at Informant Swearing a Tremendous Oath that if Informant did not Immediately Withdraw he would Knock his teeth down his throat by which Informant was put in dread and fear and was Obliged to make away.

(signed) Pierce Brerton.
(signed) James Butler.
                        24th day of February 1806.

The above is a true and accurate transcript of the original document.
Transcribed and Submitted by Michael Purcell

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