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Ware, Sir James. The antiquities and history of Ireland.  

Auction Date / Lot No.: 13 March 2016 / 2

Published Estimate: €450-500

Price Realised: €0

  • Dimensions: 12¼ x 8in. (31.12 x 20.32cm)
  • Five parts in one. First edition in English 1705. engraved frontispiece portrait title printed in red and black. Errata leaf at end. Deals with the Annals during the reign of Queen Elizabeth. Later panelled calf. Some manuscript notes to recto. Rebacked with original spine. Folio.

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Grose, Francis. The Antiquities of Ireland. Reprint.  

Auction Date / Lot No.: 13 March 2016 / 3

Published Estimate: €150-200

Price Realised: €170

  • Dimensions: 11 x 8in. (27.94 x 20.32cm)
  • Francis Grose was a well-known English antiquary, born in 1731. In 1757 he was elected a member of the Society of Antiquaries, and 1759 he resumed his soldiering career, this time in the militia where he would be able to avoid distant postings. Grose had the advantage of a good classical education and a gift for drawing. He compiled the work which would gain him reputation - his Views of Antiquities in England and Wales. This he first began to publish in numbers in 1773, and finished in 1776.Grose undertook an expedition to Ireland but, soon after his arrival in Dublin, he suddenly was seized with an apoplectic fit, on the 6th May 1791, and died immediately. He was interred in Dublin. His nephew Daniel Grose and Dr. Edward Ledwich, who had already published a book on Irish antiquities, completed the final volume of Grose's Antiquities of Ireland in 1791.The book is now a much sought after and valuable historical resource. Its drawings captured precisely how the Irish monuments and antiquities looked at the end of the eighteenth century, which makes it an excellent reference work for historians, archaeologists and antiquarians. The text is of somewhat less importance.Wellbrook Press, Kilkenny. 1982. In two volumes, green cloth gilt, in matching slip-case.

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1607 Map by William Hole and Christopher Saxton, Hibernie, first edition.  

Auction Date / Lot No.: 13 March 2016 / 4

Published Estimate: €150-200

Price Realised: €360


Evans, Thomas Edward. Manuscript Record: Notes of a Cork Huguenot family.  

Auction Date / Lot No.: 13 March 2016 / 5

Published Estimate: €200-300

Price Realised: €480

  • From the Revocation of the Edict of Nantes 1685 to 1885, by T.E. Evans, the great-grandson of Pierre Besnard Who First Settled in Corke. Quarto. Soft Cover. A manuscript notebook with over 63pp. of neat legible handwriting tracing & noting characteristics and experiences of members of the Besnard family over a 200 year period. Loosely inserted are 7 miniature style photographs of family members etc.

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Witherow, Prof. Thomas, Derry and Enniskillen in the year 1689 and W. S. Kerr, Walker of Derry.  

Auction Date / Lot No.: 13 March 2016 / 6

Published Estimate: €150-200

Price Realised: €0

  • Dimensions: 7½ x 5½in. (19.05 x 13.97cm)
  • Derry and Enniskillen in the Year 1689: The Story of Some Battlefields in Ulster. William Mullan, Belfast, 1873, Pp.368, red cloth gilt; together with Walker of Derry. Londonderry Sentinel, 1938, Pp.144, red cloth with dust-jacket. (2) Each

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The Book of Kells, a rare Fine Art Facsimile  

Auction Date / Lot No.: 13 March 2016 / 7

Published Estimate: €4000-6000

Price Realised: €6600

  • Dimensions: 15 x 13in. (38.10 x 33.02cm)
  • The Book of Kells Facsimile - Verlag, Luzern, Publishers: The Book of Kells, the most precious illuminated manuscript of the early Middle Ages, now reproduced, the first and only complete facsimile, published by Authority of the Board of Trinity College, Dublin. Large folio, Luzern 1990, Number 1,206 of 1,480, fine white tawed leather over wooden boards. Contained in a specially created presentation box, the embossed surface with blind & gilt tooled Celtic decoration and silver and brass mounts. Together with a large Commentary Volume, with illustrations, leather backed cloth, and original advertising portfolio. A rare opportunity to acquire a complete facsimile of one of the World's greatest Art Treasures.

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Persian Style illustrated manuscripts.  

Auction Date / Lot No.: 13 March 2016 / 8

Published Estimate: €500-700

Price Realised: €0

  • Dimensions: 11 x 8in. (27.94 x 20.32cm)
  • Three decorated folios (framed). An early 20th century depiction of figures wrestling based on 16th century Mogul / Iranian art, with additions of an earlier manuscript in the margins; a 17th century depiction of figures and horses, with 19th century additions; and a poetry text with columns and text suggesting a Persian poetry text, possibly dating to the 17th century with later additions. An exotic and decorative set. (3) Average size

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A pair of 17th century celestial charts by Peter Schenk and Gereld Valk.  

Auction Date / Lot No.: 13 March 2016 / 9

Published Estimate: €300-350

Price Realised: €400

  • Dimensions: 19 x 25in. (48.26 x 63½cm)
  • Handcoloured engraved charts of the zodiac and the heavens, bordered by figures of scientists and astronomers, circa 1661 both signed in the plate. framed and glazed

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1722 Robert Morden, The Kingdom of Ireland.  

Auction Date / Lot No.: 13 March 2016 / 11

Published Estimate: €200-250

Price Realised: €190

  • Dimensions: 18¼ x 14in. (46.36 x 35.56cm)
  • original colouring, framed; also A Correct Chart of St. George's Channel and the Irish Sea", after Richard Seale, 1750, handcoloured and framed.(2) The larger"

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1885 Relief portrait of Oliver Goldsmith (1728-1774) by Denis B. Sheahan (fl.1870-1900)  

Auction Date / Lot No.: 13 March 2016 / 12

Published Estimate: €800-1200

Price Realised: €900

  • Dimensions: 10½ x 10½in. (26.67 x 26.67cm)
  • Dennis B. Sheahan evidently had Irish connections, for in 1879 he was commissioned by the Friendly Sons of Saint Patrick to sculpt a bust of the poet Thomas Moore, which now stands in Central Park, New York. Other recorded works include a similar plaque of Robert Emmet (sold by Whytes, 2007); a 27 inch high standing statue of Daniel O’Connell (sold through Skinner’s, Massachusetts, 1997) and a marble bust of the engineer Joseph Harrison Jnr in the Pennsylvania Academy for the Fine Arts. Sheahan earned a degree of notoriety for his forgeries of eighteenth century sundials and scientific equipment, which had become highly collectable by the late 1880s and proved a lucrative sideline industry.Denis B. Sheahan (fl.1870-1900) American. A cast bronzed-metal plaque the central concave reserve with a relief profile of Oliver Goldsmith, inscribed D.B. Sheahey - Sculpt - K.Y. 1885". Framed."

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1747 Louth. Warrant for the arrest of Brabazon Eccleston, late Sheriff of County Louth.  

Auction Date / Lot No.: 13 March 2016 / 13

Published Estimate: €100-150

Price Realised: €100

  • Dimensions: 6 x 7½in. (15.24 x 19.05cm)
  • Originating from the Normandy area of France the Brabazon family achieved high status in England after the Norman Conquest. It is possible that some Brabazons came to Ireland and to Louth as early as the 14th century, however it is William Brabazon who, venturing to this country in the 16th century, is currently recognised as the source of the Brabazon lineage in Ireland. He was appointed Lord Treasurer and Lord Chief Justice during the 1530s and died in 1552 leaving two sons: Edward Brabazon who became the first Lord Ardee and from whom the Brabazons of Rath are descended, and Anthony Brabazon, whose family prospered in Co. Mayo. Brabazon Eccleston is a great grandson of Anthony; his mother Arabella Brabazon married her first cousin by the same name.A one-page manuscript document signed Richard Morgan, J. Burroughs and Arthur Dawson.

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1753 The 124 Patriots of Ireland, bronze medal  

Auction Date / Lot No.: 13 March 2016 / 14

Published Estimate: €150-200

Price Realised: €200

  • Struck on the occasion of the defeat, in the Irish Parliament of the Altered Money Bill. Obverse The Speaker and Liberty", in the central reserve a relief portrait of Henry Boyle, later Earl of Shannon; reverse, "The 124 Patriots of Ireland"; in the central reserve a harp with royal crown. Exergue, "December 17 1753". 35mm."

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1763 - 1960 Legal documents  

Auction Date / Lot No.: 13 March 2016 / 15

Published Estimate: €100-150

Price Realised: €100

  • A collection of six manuscript legal documents, mostly relating to properties in Ireland, including an 1842 mortgage deed on vellum on lands at Granny East, Co. Roscommon; together with a typewritten 1960 valuation of the chattels of Capt. W. Clarke, Ard na Greine, Enniscorthy. (7)

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1742 pattern officer's sword 61st Regiment of Foot, South Gloucestershire.  

Auction Date / Lot No.: 13 March 2016 / 16

Published Estimate: €100-150

Price Realised: €620


The Wild Geese, Irish Brigades in the Service of France  

Auction Date / Lot No.: 13 March 2016 / 17

Published Estimate: €2000-3000

Price Realised: €0

  • Dimensions: 16½ x 13in. (41.91 x 33.02cm)
  • Signed with the initials of A. J. C., for A. J. Callery, who commissioned the illustrations from Patton. Two complete early sets of these nine illustrations were made by Patton, with the unrealised intention of reproducing them as prints.Eric Patton RHA (1925-2004), pen, ink and body colour, a set of nine, each signed with monogram.

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1780s A cased pair of Cork pocket pistols.  

Auction Date / Lot No.: 13 March 2016 / 18

Published Estimate: €1500-2000

Price Realised: €0

  • Flintlock pocket pistols by Whitney of Cork with turn-off barrel, plain steel box-lock action engraved 'Whitney' and 'Cork', walnut butt, 7½ins (19cm) long. In fitted mahogany case, with associated accessories.

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1797 Irish silver mounted fowling piece.  

Auction Date / Lot No.: 13 March 2016 / 19

Published Estimate: €700-1000

Price Realised: €660

  • The two-stage damascus barrel and the sidelock inlaid with gold ovals. Proof marked twice with crowned 'P' in oval cartouche. Converted to percussion firing. The Irish silver trigger guard terminating in a pineapple. The well figured walnut stock with Irish silver butt-plate hallmarked for Dublin, 1797, maker's mark 'WB' in an oval cartouche; the ram-rod socket also of silver. The barrel 38ins (96.5cm) long. Total length 53.5 (136cm)."

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1798, George III Infantry officer's sword  

Auction Date / Lot No.: 13 March 2016 / 20

Published Estimate: €100-150

Price Realised: €140


1798 Pike Head  

Auction Date / Lot No.: 13 March 2016 / 21

Published Estimate: €200-250

Price Realised: €520

  • Dimensions: 21½ x 5¼in. (54.61 x 13.34cm)
  • A blacksmith made wrought iron pike head, of a type used by United Irishmen in the 1798 Rebellion. The shaft pierced for riveting to a handle.

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Portrait of County Antrim Volunteer, Samuel Nielson, circa 1782.  

Auction Date / Lot No.: 13 March 2016 / 22

Published Estimate: €300-500

Price Realised: €300

  • Dimensions: 8 x 3¾in. (20.32 x 9.53cm)
  • Neilson was a founder of United Irishman along with Henry Joy McCracken and Wolfe Tone. He was arrested in an attempt to free Lord Edward Fitzgerald, tried for treason and sentenced to death. The sentence was commuted and he was imprisoned in Scotland for 4 years, and then deported to Holland. He emigrated to New York and died there in 1803.Coloured lithograph, circa 1820. Samuel Neilson was born in 1762 and died in 1803 aged 21 years. A member of the County Antrim Volunteers, he was a cousin of David Bigger of High Street, Belfast and The Trench, Molusk. Bears full inscription on reverse. In rosewood and gilt frame.

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Borlase, Edmund. The History of the Execrable Irish Rebellion  

Auction Date / Lot No.: 13 March 2016 / 23

Published Estimate: €250-300

Price Realised: €0

  • Trac'd from Many Preceding Acts to the Grand Eruption The 23 of October, 1641. And Thence Pursued to the Act of Settlement, 1662. London: Printed for Robert Clavell, St. Paul's Churchyard , 1680. First Edition. Folio. Hard Cover. Fair Pp. xxii, 420, (8) (index), 46 (Appendix). Full calf is worn, scuffed and split along spine edges. Corners and spine ends bumped & rubbed. Lacking title page.

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1798 Society of United Irishmen of Dublin, certificate of membership.  

Auction Date / Lot No.: 13 March 2016 / 24

Published Estimate: €800-1000

Price Realised: €800

  • Dimensions: 4 x 12in. (10.16 x 30.48cm)
  • Dated 21 May 1978 to Henry...." conferrring his election to membership "having taken the Test provided in the Constitution". Signed John Collis, Secretary. Soiled and slight edge tears but very good for this rare item."

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1798 Anti-Union Broadside. A New Song Billy Pitt & the Union.  

Auction Date / Lot No.: 13 March 2016 / 26

Published Estimate: €100-150

Price Realised: €100


Circa 1888 The Men of '98""  

Auction Date / Lot No.: 13 March 2016 / 27

Published Estimate: €200-300

Price Realised: €420

  • Dimensions: 28½ x 18¼in. (72.39 x 46.36cm)
  • A colour lithographic poster centred by a vignette of the Death of Father Michael Murphy" surrounded by roundels of the leaders of 1798 and various allegorical symbols of Gaelic Ireland. Printed by by James Walker & Co., Jones Road, Dublin and published by John Arigho, Christchurch Place, Dublin."

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At the Rising of the Moon and Waiting for the French  

Auction Date / Lot No.: 13 March 2016 / 28

Published Estimate: €120-180

Price Realised: €220

  • Dimensions: 23½ x 18½in. (59.69 x 46.99cm)
  • Two dramatic colour lithographic prints from the Weekly Freeman December 16, 1899 & December 15, 1906 respectively, framed. (2) The larger

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1799 Relief of Wexford Medal to Private John Byrne, Wexford Yeomanry Corps of Cavalry.  

Auction Date / Lot No.: 13 March 2016 / 29

Published Estimate: €3000-5000

Price Realised: €2900

  • Dimensions: 2¼ x 2in. (5.72 x 5.08cm)
  • When General Moore's army was within about two miles of Wexford, they perceived the house of a protestant in the suburbs on fire, from which they concluded, that the rebels were burning the town.Mr. James Boyd, representative for the town, who commanded the Wexford Cavalry, trembling for the fate of his wife and children, asked permission of the general for him and as many of the yeoman cavalry as would accompany him, to push forward to the town and to make a desperate effort to save their families and their property.The following persons, with great magnanimity, volunteered in that perilous service, and ran a risk of devoting their own lives to save the property and lives of the protestant inhabitants who remained in the town; they were all members of the corps but one. Captain James Boyd, member of parliament, Lieutenant Percival, high sheriff for the county, Corporal John Stetham, Corporal William Hughes, A.H. Jacob, of the Enniscorthy corps and the following privates, John Tench, Joseph Sutton, Archer Bayly, Marcus Doyle, Abraham Howlin, John Byrne, and William M’Cabe, Mr Boyd’s servant. Christopher Irwine, permanent sergeant of the troop, followed them rapidly on foot, his horse having been shot.They dashed into the town with a degree of valour bordering on despair, and announced with a loud voice, that the army was at their heels. This gave the rebels such an electric shock, that, panic struck, they fled in all directions, some over the bridge, others to the barony of Forth.Their consternation was so great, that very few of them attempted in their flight to injure the inhabitants of the town.”As history has it, the rebellion was crushed with great brutality,"A white metal medal composed of two engraved convex discs enclosed by a band, on hinged suspension ring. Engraved to the obverse For his - gallantry in volu - nteering to attend his - Captn James Boyd Esq - who at the head of his First - Lieut & eight Privates of his Troop - was the first to enter the town on - the 21st of June 1798 then in Posess - ion of the Rebels and thereby reliev - ing many of the Loyal Inhabi - tants who expected a General Massacre - Ebenzr. Jacob - Mayor"; and on the reverse, "On the 29th - of June 1799 this - medal was voted to - John Byrne, a Pri - vate in the Wexford - Yeomanry Corps of - Cavalry". An extremely rare medal awarded to a Yeoman Cavalry trooper for the relief of Wexford."

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1798 Maps of Dublin, Kildare and Wicklow.  

Auction Date / Lot No.: 13 March 2016 / 30

Published Estimate: €150-200

Price Realised: €260


1799. A New Map of Ireland by John Cary. Published during the great Irish Rebellion.  

Auction Date / Lot No.: 13 March 2016 / 31

Published Estimate: €150-200

Price Realised: €140

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  • Dimensions: 18 x 20in. (45.72 x 50.80cm)
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  • Outline colouring. A useful map of Ireland for students of the 1798-1799 rebellion.

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Day, Ella B. Mr. Justice Day of Kerry 1745-1841.  

Auction Date / Lot No.: 13 March 2016 / 32

Published Estimate: €150-200

Price Realised: €200

  • Justice Robert Day (1746-1841) was the outstanding politico-judicial figure of Kerry at the turn of the nineteenth century. Born at Lohercannon, outside Tralee, he was the outstanding Dublin Kerryman of his day in the generation before Daniel O’Connell, whom he knew and with whom he was often in conflict. Day was a member of the pre-Union Irish Parliament and at the same time the popular judge of the Dublin county court at Kilmainham. From there he was raised to the King’s Bench (Ireland) in early 1798 where he served to early 1819. He lived at Loughlinstown House. He was the father of Elizabeth Lady Denny and principal trustee of the Denny estate which included the town of Tralee and its parliamentary borough, and he set about reorganising that estate when his daughter’s family prepared their move to England to become absentee landlords.A Discursive Memoir. Pollard, Exeter, 1938. First Edition. Octavo. Cloth. Very Good Pp. xix, 311. Folding map in rear. Corners and spine ends bumped & rubbed. Ex-lib. Else near very good. Rare & scarce.

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1783 Two writs concerning ownership of extensive lands in Counties Dublin and Kildare.  

Auction Date / Lot No.: 13 March 2016 / 33

Published Estimate: €250-350

Price Realised: €0

  • Dimensions: 26 x 27in. (66.04 x 68.58cm)
  • Each three pages in a strong clerk's hand, on vellum, headed with an oval portrait of George III and bearing a great seal in wax; signed Farnham". One concerning lands at Barretstown and Ballymore Eustace the other extensive lands at the Curragh and Town of Kildare. (2)"

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1788 (20 August). Cheque signed by Henry Grattan.  

Auction Date / Lot No.: 13 March 2016 / 34

Published Estimate: €150-200

Price Realised: €240


Taylor, George and Skinner, Andrew. Maps and Roads of Ireland Surveyed  

Auction Date / Lot No.: 13 March 2016 / 35

Published Estimate: €500-700

Price Realised: €620

  • Dublin, 1778. first edition. Royal 8vo. hard cover, Pp. xvi, 288, subscribers list. Illustrated with 288 pp. of road maps. Lacking title page and first 2 leaves of index. Folding map of Ireland also lacking. a great reference work for historians of this period.

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Twiss, Richard. A Tour in Ireland in 1775 with a View of the Salmon Leap at Ballyshannon.  

Auction Date / Lot No.: 13 March 2016 / 36

Published Estimate: €300-400

Price Realised: €300

  • Dublin, Sheppard, Corcoran, Cross, Potts, Chamberlaine, Wilkinson et. Al., 1776. first edition. 12mo. full calf, Pp.228, index, engraved frontispiece. This edition published without map.

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1800 (16 April) letter from William Wilcocks from Upper Canada to his cousin Robert in Dublin.  

Auction Date / Lot No.: 13 March 2016 / 37

Published Estimate: €80-120

Price Realised: €80

  • Dimensions: 12 x 7in. (30.48 x 17.78cm)
  • Provenance: By descent from William Wilcocks to the present owner.
  • William Wilcocks, coloniser, merchant, judge, and office holder, born circa 1735, probably in Cork son of Charles Willcocks and Margaret Russell. He married circa 1760 Phoebe Jackson of Birr (County Offaly), and they had eight children. He died 7 January 1813 in York (Toronto), Upper Canada. He was a prosperous businessman and a Sheriff in Cork for a period but went bankrupt in 1792 and emigrated to Canada where he found prosperity again with the help of his cousin Peter Russell, though he eventually failed in business again in the early 19th century.Entire letter pp4 including address, no postal markings so privately carried. Content refers to purchase of lands near Lake Arie" (Erie) and the writer's appointment as a Judge of the District Court in York . Also with this is an invitation to a dance at Dublin Castle from the Lord Lieutenant to "Mrs & The Misses Wilcocks" dated 13 March 1896."

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1801 - 1809 Notifications of Keeping Arms.  

Auction Date / Lot No.: 13 March 2016 / 38

Published Estimate: €120-180

Price Realised: €140

  • 16 applications to keep guns, pistols, muskets and blunderbusses by various residents in Carlow, (the scene of great slaughter during the 1798 Rebellion) As directed by the Act of King George the 3rd. Entitled an Act more effectually to suppress Insurrections, and prevent the Disturbances of the Publick Peace". Name and address of each applicant, sworn and signed by them before a magistrate who also signs. With name and address of printer beneath."

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Carloviana, ten issues of the journal of the Old Carlow Society.  

Auction Date / Lot No.: 13 March 2016 / 39

Published Estimate: €100-150

Price Realised: €160

  • 1960-1969. Scarce, sought after journals containing scholarly articles on the history and pre-history of County Carlow. Very well illustrated with many good quality photographs.

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1800 - 1809 Carlow / Kilkenny, 120 Affidavits naming Plaintiff and Defendant  

Auction Date / Lot No.: 13 March 2016 / 40

Published Estimate: €100-150

Price Realised: €100

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  • 120 Affidavits signed by the Plaintiffs and the presiding Assistant Barristers. If the Person swearing or affirming be a Party as a personal Representative of any other Person, or if he makes this Affidavit or Affirmation as personal Representative to one of the Parties in the original Cause, add these Words after the Word Allowances, -'As I verily believe.' ".An extremely useful primary source."

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Thomas Braughall (1729-1803) miniature painting in oil by John Comerford. (1773-1832).  

Auction Date / Lot No.: 13 March 2016 / 41

Published Estimate: €7000-9000

Price Realised: €0

  • Dimensions: 1½ x 1¼in. (3.81 x 3.18cm)
  • Thomas Braughall (1729-1803), was the descendant of a Clonsilla, County Dublin, family of Catholic Jacobites. He set up business as a wholesale merchant in Bridge Street, was elected a member of the committee of merchants (precursor of Dublin chamber of commerce) in 1771, and was also a director of the Hibernian Fire Insurance Company in the 1770s. Braughall joined a company of the Irish Volunteers in 1782. In 1786 he became a member of the Catholic Committee, and was part of the small group that ousted the aristocratic leadership of Lords Fingall and Kenmare in 1792. He was one of those responsible for appointing Theobald Wolfe Tone as secretary, and accompanied Tone on a tour of Connacht in October 1792 to raise support for a Catholic Convention. Something of a radical in political affairs, he was a member of the Dublin committee that petitioned for Catholic Emancipation on 23 December 1794. He also joined the United Irishmen, but, at heart a pacifist and conscientiously opposed to violent revolution, he seems not to have taken a direct part in that movement after 1794. He was a prominent member of the Royal Dublin Society, elected to various committees in the Society and presided over the Drawing School, and was the first Catholic to be elected an honorary officer. At the outbreak of the 1798 rebellion his house was raided, by the Revenue Yeomanry Corps and he was arrested and taken to Dublin Castle, where he was interrogated by the under secretary, Edward Cooke. He was committed to Kilmainham gaol under a privy council order on a warrant signed by the chief secretary, Castlereagh, 'for having been concerned in treasonable practices'. His house was occupied by a detachment of the 5th company, Attorney's Infantry. For the first two days of his imprisonment Braughall was placed in solitary confinement in a cell with a stone-flagged floor with neither bedding straw nor palliasse. Lord Cloncurry and D. T. O'Brien sent letters to the Castle requesting his release. Braughall was Cloncurry's land agent, and amongst the documents seized from Braughall were details of a court case between the Lyons estate and the Aylmer family. Braughall himself petitioned the new viceroy Cornwallis from Kilmainham gaol on 24 September 1798. He had been accused of plotting against protestants, and shown pike heads purported to have been found in his Eccles Street garden. However, one of the raiding party subsequently revealed that the pike heads had actually been discovered in a garden in Florinda Place. Braughall accused the yeomanry of looting his house and stealing his property. At his request one of the 'sealed' boxes had been opened in his presence, whereupon he discovered that a sum of over £500 was missing. Braughall requested a trial, or immediate release. He was released on bail, on 3 November 1798. On his release Braughall determined upon retrieving his property and his good name. While in prison he had been disenfranchised by the Dublin guild of merchants, and succeeded in having their decision overturned by taking a case to the court of king's bench on 22 November 1798. He also commenced, in November 1799, a civil action against Dublin Castle for the return of his money. This action never came to trial, and may have been settled out of court. It is not clear if Braughall resigned the office of honorary secretary of the Dublin Society, but certainly he was not re-elected in November 1798.Braughall’s record as a Catholic activist, his early membership of the United Irishmen, and his known associations with prominent revolutionaries, disposed the Castle authorities to believe he was somehow implicated in the 1798 rebellion. Prior to the outbreak of rebellion information had been laid against him by his neighbours He was still spied upon long after the rebellion, and Major Swan reported on 23 September 1800 that Braughall was paying night-time visits to a house in Marlborough Street believed to be a rendezvous of revolutionaries. Leonard McNally, the chief government spy, seems to have regarded Braughall as harmless, but advised the Castle in 1802 that he believed he intended to go to France to visit his nephew Edward Lewins who was then United Irish ambassador in Paris. According to Lord Cloncurry, Braughall went to France to study the language. Braughall did go to Paris in August 1802, during the Peace of Amiens, and was accused bu some of supporting and encouraging Bonaparte. He died in Picardy, some time in February 1803. John Comerford was born at Kilkenny. He gained some knowledge of art from copying the pictures in the collection of the Marquis of Ormonde. He went early in life to Dublin, and entered as a student in the art schools of the Dublin Society. He exhibited in London at the Royal Academy in 1804 and 1809. He was very successful and gained a high reputation as a miniature-painter in Dublin, and had a large and lucrative practice in his art. He particularly excelled in his male portraits, which were carefully finished, well expressed, and quiet in colour.Comerford's portrait of Braughall is in the collection of the Royal Dublin Society. An engraving by Martyn based on the present work, is in the collection of The National Gallery of Ireland.The piece is set in gold with the inscription My dear and worthy friend Tho Braughall died at Amiens 8th Feb 1803 God be with him" It also has a plated lock of his hair set into the the back of the piece."

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1801 & 1815 Two witness statements, one signed by Lord Norbury and one by Lord Kilwarden.  

Auction Date / Lot No.: 13 March 2016 / 42

Published Estimate: €100-150

Price Realised: €140

  • Lord Norbury (John Toler, a native of Tipperary ), was known as the hanging judge". His most notable trial was when he acted as judge at the trial of Robert Emmet in 1803. Norbury continually abused Emmet throughout the trial before sentencing him to be hanged, drawn and quartered. Lord KIilwarden (Arthur Wolfe of Forenaughts) Lord Chief Justice of Lord Norbury's most notable trial was when he acted as judge at the trial of Robert Emmet in 1803. He continually abused Emmet during the trial before sentencing him to be hanged, drawn and quartered. Lord KIilwarden, Lord Chief Justice of Ireland was piked to death by followers of Robert Emmet on Thomas Street, Dublin in July 1803. In 1798 Lord Kilwarden made representation to have Wolfe Tone's life spared. It was hinted at the time that Wolfe Tone was his illegitimate son."Two manuscript documents. Lord Kilwarden, Chief Justice of the Kings Bench for Ireland was dragged from his carriage and piked to death by rebels during Emmet's Rebellion. Lord Norbury (John Toler, a native of Tipperary), was known as the hanging judge". His most most notable trial was when he acted as judge at the trial of Robert Emmet in 1803."

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1803 (May 11) Letter from Bernard Shaw, Deputy Treasurer of The Irish Academy to Edward Jones Esq.  

Auction Date / Lot No.: 13 March 2016 / 43

Published Estimate: €100-150

Price Realised: €160


1803 Emmet's Rebellion, A Report of the Proceedings in Cases of High Treason, William Ridgeway  

Auction Date / Lot No.: 13 March 2016 / 44

Published Estimate: €80-120

Price Realised: €150

  • At a Court of Oyer and Terminer held at the New Sessions House under a Special Commission in the months of August, September and October 1803. by William Ridgeway Esq. Vol.1, Dublin 1803. Accounts of the trials of Edward Kearney, Thomas Maxwell Roche, James Byrne, John Begg, Walter Clare and Felix Rourke.

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1853 A commemorative print for the 50th Anniversary of Robert Emmet's execution.  

Auction Date / Lot No.: 13 March 2016 / 45

Published Estimate: €200-300

Price Realised: €400

  • Dimensions: 26 x 20¼in. (66.04 x 51.44cm)
  • A poster with a banner of symbols of Gaelic Ireland above a portrait of Robert Emmet and a transcript of his speech from the dock. Framed.

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County of Down Election, 1805:  

Auction Date / Lot No.: 13 March 2016 / 46

Published Estimate: €150-200

Price Realised: €440

  • The Patriotic Miscellany: or Mirror of Wit, Genius and Truth, Being a correct Collection of all the publications during the late contested Election between The Hon. Colonel John Meade, and the Right Hon. Lord Viscount Castlereagh, President of the Board of Control, For Indian affairs, Secretary of State &c. &c. &c.. London. Gilt calf spine & borders. Fold out caricatures of Presbyterian Ministers.

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1806 Horatio Lord Viscount Nelson, Duke of Bronte, K.B.  

Auction Date / Lot No.: 13 March 2016 / 47

Published Estimate: €100-150

Price Realised: €110


1807 Irish silver mounted percussion holster pistol, by Eames of Dublin.  

Auction Date / Lot No.: 13 March 2016 / 48

Published Estimate: €1000-1500

Price Realised: €1200

  • The two stage barrel and engraved steel sidelock, on finely figured walnut stock mounted with Irish silver rococco scrolls and swags, the butt with silver relief grotesque mask, the trigger-guard and ram-rod loops also of silver. Hallmarked for Dublin, 1807. 13½ins (34cm) long.

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Early 19th century, double-barrelled percussion pistol.  

Auction Date / Lot No.: 13 March 2016 / 49

Published Estimate: €100-150

Price Realised: €220


1809 button commemorating George III's 50th year on the throne and a ribbon of the Loyal Orange Lodge of Indian Head.  

Auction Date / Lot No.: 13 March 2016 / 50

Published Estimate: €40-60

Price Realised: €0

  • Michael Murphy, button maker, was also at Fishamble Street and later at other addresses. He operated at least from late 18th Century to at least mid-1830's, sometimes in partnership with others (eg : with Campbell, 1788, button and plated metal manufacturers, 4 Hoey's Court; and with Collier, 1825, button manufacturing and trimming warehouse, 11 College Green).Indian Head is a town founded circa 1880 in Saskatchewan, Canada. The Orange Lodge founded an orphanage there in the early 20th century.1809 50th Year of Reign button, 27mm bronze, issued by Michael Murphy, 4 Hoey's Court Dublin. Accompanied by a 20th century ribbon of the Loyal Orange Lodge of Indian Head, Canada.

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1810 (12 February). Arrest warrant to detain Owen Connor in Dublin and to present him to the King's Courts in 15 days of Easter.  

Auction Date / Lot No.: 13 March 2016 / 51

Published Estimate: €80-120

Price Realised: €75


1812 letter from Viscount Wellington in Spain  

Auction Date / Lot No.: 13 March 2016 / 52

Published Estimate: €200-300

Price Realised: €420

  • Provenance: By descent from Sir Richard Wilcocks to the present owner.
  • Arthur Wellesley, the Dublin born distinguished military officer and nemesis of Napoleon, was created Viscount Wellington in 1810. He was later made the First Duke of Wellington, and later served as Prime Minister.Single sheet in Wellington's hand My Dear William", referring to a letter "enclosing one from Mr Wilcocks" date and location illegible, confirming he is happy to assist Mr Wilcocks' son."

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1819 (10-31 July) Arthur O'Connor lengthy correspondence with his lawyers over a dispute with his elder brother Roger.  

Auction Date / Lot No.: 13 March 2016 / 53

Published Estimate: €1000-1500

Price Realised: €950

  • Dimensions: 12¼ x 7½in. (31.12 x 19.05cm)
  • Arthur O Connor (1765 - 1852) was of the Conner family of Manch House, Ballineen, County Cork. He changed his name to O'Connor, attended Trinity College, Dublin, and was called to the Bar, practised in Dublin and was a Member of Parliament. When he joined the United Irishmen he was arrested, tried for high treason, imprisoned several times and, in 1803, deported to France. He became a general in Napoleon's army and married Elisa de Condorcet, daughter of the French philosopher and statesman, the Marquis de Condorcet. He was known as General Condorcet O Connor of the French Service. His wife was a niece of the Marshal de Grouchy who commanded an abortive invasion of Ireland between 1796 and 1797.Arthur's elder brother, Roger O Connor (1763 - 1834), was a barrister and was also a member of the United Irishmen, which led to him serving a term of imprisonment in Fort George, Scotland. He had a colourful history and was apparently a spendthrift which explains the financial dispute with his younger brother. His home, Dangan Castle, heavily insured, burned down in suspicious circumstances. He eloped with a married woman. He was tried for robbing the Galway mail train and claimed that he had but wanted to obtain from it some letters incriminating a friend". He was outrageously eccentric and took to writing imaginary annals and nonsensical books."This fascinating manuscript, 12 pages plus postal cover, 13,000 closely spaced words, apparently entirely in Arthur O'Connor's hand gives a detailed account of the dispute which involves a sum of over £10,000 owing to Arthur O'Connor by his brother Roger, whom he refers to as your friend" when writing to Sir Francis Burdett . Includes copy letters to and from Sir Francis Burdett, who appears to support Roger in the matter. An important primary source document for biographers of these two famous Irishmen."

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