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
Entry with Intent 1782
By kind permission of Michael Purcell
20th August 1782.
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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