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Carlow County - Ireland Genealogical Projects (IGP TM)


Browne-Clayton Papers


Burglary 1782

By kind permission of Michael Purcell


Document #1._______________________________________________________13th Day of May 1782.

The Examinations of Patrick Griffin of Hacketstown in Carlow.
Patrick Griffith duly Sworn on the Holy Evanelist Sayth that on Friday the 10th Inst. May his House was burglariously broke Open In the Rere of his Dwelling House and coming to his House found John Bradburn, John Loyde and William Stewart all of Hacketstown In his House the Street Door being Lockt he cried out Robbery at same Time and being in Dread and fear least the above named Persons might further do him Bodily damage he absconded his House and he further Sayth his House Lyeth Open Since and Sayth James Doyle of Said Town Aided And Assisted by the said John Loyde did in the dead time of the Night Lately Fire a Shot at his Window breaking three Panes therein and his Family Lying Opposite said Window having Narrowly Escaped being killed with said Shot and Patrick Griffin further Sayth not. Sworn and Acknowledged before me the 13th Day of May 1782 (signed) William Browne. (signed) Patrick Griffen. (he spells name as Griffen).
Patrick Griffen bound in the Sum of Twenty pounds to prosecute the said John Bradburn, John Loyde, William Stewart and James Doyle at the Next Assize to be held in Carlow and not depart the Court without License.
The above named Pat Griffin declares he could not Get this Examination Sworn nearer than Carlow. ~~~~

Break & Entry with Intent 1782

By kind permission of Michael Purcell

Document #2.________________________________________________________ 20th August 1782.

Break & Entry with Intent 1782

The Jurors for our Lord the King upon their Oath Say and present that John Bradburn of Hackettstown in the County of Carlow yeoman. John Lloyd of the same, Yeoman and William Stewart of the same yeoman on the Tenth day of May in the Twenty Second year of the Reign of our Sovereign Lord George the Third by the Grace of God of Great Britain France and Ireland King Defender of the Faith and soforth with force and arms that is to Say with Swords Sticks and soforth at Hackettstown in the County of Carlow the Dwelling House of one Patrick Griffin there situate forceably unjustly and unlawfully did Break and Enter with Iintent the said Patrick Griffin and his Family then and there by Force and with Strong hands and Arms Unlawfully and Injuriously to Expell and put out of the possession of the said Dwelling House to the Great Terror of the said Patrick Griffin and his Family to the Evil Example of all others in the -?- Case offending and Contrary to the peace of our Said Lord the King his Crown and Dignity ~~ no Bill (not guilty)

(signed) Beauchamp Bagenal, Foreman.

(James Doyle and John Lloyd were also found not guilty of assault on Patrick Griffin).

The above is a true and accurate transcript of the original document.

Transcribed by Jean Casey, November 2009.


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