- 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.
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.
and Submitted by Michael Purcell
The above is a true and
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