Patricks Trials

A) Following are the Links to the Trial and Execution of Patrick Troy 26/61828

Trial and Charges; Http://www.law.mq.edu.au/scnsw/Cases1827-28/html/burke_v_troy__1828.htm

Trial and Execution; Http://www.law.mq.edu.au/scnsw/Cases1827-28/html/r_v_troy_and bradley__1828.htm

B) The Report of Patricks Trial in Waterford. (Waterford Mirror 20/8/1810)

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Extract

On monday week, Patrick Troy was put on his trial in our County Court, for that he, on the 10th of June last, in company of another man, accused, did feloniously attempt to take the arms of Mr Wilson, of Whitestown, in the County of Waterford.

Mr Wilson , called , sworn, and examined for the Prosecution, by Counsellor O'Dwyer - Witness knew and identified the Prisoner, Patrick Troy, on the 19th of June, about twelve O'Clock in the day, while walking in his garden, with a man called John Quigley. A fellow came up to the Witnesss with a Blunderbuss in his hand, presented towards him, and cried out "Stop,- stop",-'For whom?', stated Mr Wilson. Immediately after, another man (The Prisoner) came in from the opposite direction towards Witness , who asked them , "What do you want?" Mr Wilson could not recollect which of them answered, but one of them said, they wanted his Firearms. Mr Wilson firmly told them that he should lose the last drop of his blood first. The Fellows swore terrible oaths they should have them and said they would shoot him unless he gave them up. Mr Wilson walked towards his House, as a prisoner between them. The Servants within, perceiving their masters situation, ran and secured the hall door.One of the men (the Prisoner at the Bar), immediately rushed to the Kitchen window, and exclaimed violently, "Ye Whores, Ye Whores, open the door!" Mr Wilson said, "No, no,!, dont open the door for anyone!", and addressing himself to the man at the window, added, "If you dont quit that place, you'll certainly suffer". The person holding the Blunderbuss replied, "If he's peppered, I'll pepper you!". Mr Wilson observed to him, that there was no necessity for bloodshed at all, - but that they should on no account obtain possession of his arms.

Cross examined by Counsellor Dixon - Mr Wilson had no arms about him at the time he was attacked by the men, he had never seen them before, to the best of his recollection - but he was not so agitated at the time of his attack, as not to be convinced in his mind that the Prisoner was one of these persons, as he had kept his eyes fixed on them during the transaction. Mr Wilson resides about 5 miles from Carrick; he did not think it necessary, to bring John Quigley, (who is one of his tenants) in support of the prosecution.

A man by the name of Sheehan was called on the part of the defence, and examined by Mr Dixon - witness said he was sort of a Shoemaker, but as he did not serve an apprenticeship to that trade, he was generally employed in mending shoes. He deposed that the Prisoner , Patrick Troy was in his (the witness's house) in Carrick, from ten' till three o'clock, the day Mr Wilson was attacked, - The Minutiae of this poor mans examination, contain a number of incidents unworthy the attention of our readers, in support of the plea of an alibi; but as it was deemed a very cobbling attempt at establishing that species of defence, the Jury brought in a verdict of Guilty against the Prisoner; and he was sentenced to seven years Transportation.

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