List of Free Settlers from England who have been left by different Ships without any Order from Government with the Quantity of Ground Cropped, Stock &c.as appeared in the Muster in 1802. Names as in order as per list. Continue reading
Crime: Rape. Tried: Limerick, October 1798, age 20 years. Sentence: Life. Trade: Labourer cooper.
Henry Grady and William Fitzgerald, privates in the Limerick Militia, were convicted on the clearest evidence for a rape on the body of Joan Doyle. It appeared that on the night of 20th August last as they were on their march after the battle of Vinegar Hill, they halted at a little town called Gowran. They went into the house the prosecutrix and demanded a drink of milk; the poor woman with great cheerfulness went into her room to get it, when she was immediately pursued by the prisoners, seized and carried into a haggard, and there each of them abused her – it appeared they were both armed, and that each stood guard for the other, and held the unfortunate husband – they were ordered fore execution the 17th instant.