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Interpreting handwriting in Nenagh Petty Court record
« on: Saturday 30 March 19 15:17 GMT (UK) »
I'm trying to figure out the meaning of the attached handwriting.  This is an extract of an 1838 record detailing a charge against Ellen Lynch in the Nenagh Petty Court.

I know it's very unlikely but to me it seems to say "Refuses to make bomb"!

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Re: Interpreting handwriting in Nenagh Petty Court record
« Reply #1 on: Saturday 30 March 19 15:20 GMT (UK) »
Sorry to lower the tone but is it "vomit"  :-\

Is it a medical document?
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Re: Interpreting handwriting in Nenagh Petty Court record
« Reply #2 on: Saturday 30 March 19 15:35 GMT (UK) »
Is the same charge made against anyone else on the record?

Refuses to make 'Bounds' ie fences or boundaries possibly stockproof?
Seeking: baptism Philip Murray 1813 nr Chatham Kent, death Ralph James Dunn b 1808 1861 - 1868 in Newington 1861
IRE: Kik DRAY[EA], PURCELL, WHITE: Mea LYNCH: Tip MURRAY, SHEEDY: Wem ALLEN, ENGLISHBY; Dub PENROSE: Lim DUNN[E], FRAWLEY, WILLIAMS.
87th Regiment RIF: MURRAY
ENG; Marylebone HAYTER, TROU[W]SDALE, WILLIAMS Con HAMPTON, TREMELLING Wry CLEGG, HOLLAND, HORSEFIELD Coventry McGINTY
CAN; Nova Scotia [Halifax, Pictou]: HOLLAND, WHITE, WILLIAMSON

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Re: Interpreting handwriting in Nenagh Petty Court record
« Reply #3 on: Saturday 30 March 19 15:42 GMT (UK) »



What is she charged with?


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Re: Interpreting handwriting in Nenagh Petty Court record
« Reply #4 on: Saturday 30 March 19 16:25 GMT (UK) »
It does look like bomb.
Bounty?
Could it be bound? E.g. Refused to be bound over to be of good behaviour.
This was around the time of the Tithe War when people refused to pay tithes and had their goods seized. Unrest and violence was a consequence in some places. Is there anything in local newspaper?

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Re: Interpreting handwriting in Nenagh Petty Court record
« Reply #5 on: Saturday 30 March 19 18:11 GMT (UK) »
The clerk at this time had very bad handwriting.  The later clerks for this court write a lot more legibly.

Also I think some semantic content is lost via digitizing.  It's hard to see variances in the pen's stroke pressure, making it hard to distinguish between valid letters and scribbles.

It's not a bad idea to cross-check the Nenagh Guardian newspaper against this record.


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Re: Interpreting handwriting in Nenagh Petty Court record
« Reply #6 on: Saturday 30 March 19 19:44 GMT (UK) »
Confesses to make Bomb I reckon

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Re: Interpreting handwriting in Nenagh Petty Court record
« Reply #7 on: Saturday 30 March 19 20:41 GMT (UK) »
Refuses to make Bonds ??

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Re: Interpreting handwriting in Nenagh Petty Court record
« Reply #8 on: Saturday 30 March 19 21:06 GMT (UK) »
I tried looking in the newspapers earlier but couldn't see anything, the exact date would help, some of the print is so poor the search could miss it but you could browse if you had the date.
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