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of several forgeries and misdemeanors, saith, that he was curate
Copies of the original Certificates and Papers, confirming the truth of
both Robert Young's Marriages, and both his Wives being alive at
the same Time. The Certificate upon oath of George Yeabsly, or Apsly, his first Wife's Father,
concerning R. Young's first marriage, with three other certificates of his Cheats. Memorandum,
Jan. 17, 1680. THE
HE day and year above written, George Apsly, of the Breedas,
in the parish of Arda, in the county of Cork, yeoman, came before me, Richard Pine, one of his majesty's justices of the peace for the said county, and made oath, that on, or about the 18th of May last was five years past, he, this deponent, was present, and gave his daughter, Ann Apsly, in marriage with one Mr. Robert Young, clerk, at Ralph-cormack in the county aforesaid : and that he saw them lawfully joined in matrimony (Dr. Smith, minister) and lived together several years afterwards. He afterwards, that is to say, about two years last past, was curate under Mr. Francis Beecher, in the parish of Tallogh, in the county of Waterford; and that his daughter Ann had three children born and begot by him, and that she, his daughter, is now living, Jurat. coram me R. Pine.
GEORGE APSLY. 17 Die Jan. Ann. Dom,
1680. Thom. Neesham, Notario publico præsente.
Jan, 17, 1680. I
Richard Burt of Tallogh, in the county of Waterford, Esq.; do certify, that (upon perusal of the within contents) ibe within VOL. X.
named Robert Young was entertained and licensed as a curate in the parish abovesaid, and afterwards deposed for reasons unknown to me; but did soon after, viz. about Christmas 1679, feign and counterfeit
my and hand writing to an acquaintance and kinsman of mine at Fealher, for seven pounds (Mr. Cook by name) and did, by vertue of his other counterfeit letter in my name, receive (as I am assuredly told) the sum of three pounds of one Henry Russel of Clonmell. The truth of all which I certify under my hand and seal, the day and year above written.
RICHARD BURT, Vice Com.
Jan. 17, 1680. Thomas Elms of Tallogh in the county of Waterford, feltmonger,
first of December, 1679, did hire an horse, with bridle and saddle, to ride to Cashel, of me, at the rate of twelve pence per day; all which he hath deceived me of to my great damage. And I certify under my hand the day and year abovesaid.
his THOMAS + ELMS,
The counterfeit Bill of Mr. Burt.
Tallogh, 17 Dec. 1679, THE THE bearer hereof, Mr. Robert Young, minister of our town,
is bound for Cashel to the archbishop, to pay some money, Therefore I intreat you to do me that great kindness, as to let him have three pounds, and I will pay you, when you call for it. If you do me this courtesy I will requite you for it; so hoping you will not fail, I rest your loving friend,
RICHARD BURT. To Mr. Henry Russel, Goldsmith, at Clonmell.
December 18, 79. RECEIVED of Henry Russel the Summ of three pound : I say, by
R. YOUNG, Clerk.
The Certificate of divers other Persons, touching Robert Young's first
Marriage. WE, whose names are subscribed, do hereby certify all whom
it may concern, that R. Young, who lately supplied the cure at Tallogh, was, as we are credibly informed, married at Rathcormack, by Dr. William Smith, to Ann, the daughter of George Yeabsly, about five years since; during which time, the said Robert Young and Ann did cohabit, or dwell together, as man and wife, at the house of the said George Yeabsly; where they had three children ; which said George Yeabsly and Ann his daughter do now dwell at Monoth, within four miles of this town of Tallogh. All which we do certify this twenty-first day of January, 1680.
Thomas Peecher, Prebend. de Clashmore.
The Certificate of the Dean of Kilmore, concerning Robert Young's
second Marriage with Mary Hutt. I Edward Dixy, Dean of Kilmore, do hereby own and acknowledge,
that I married Robert Young, formerly clerk and curate of Kildallin, in the diocese of Kilmore, and Mary Hutt, daughter of Simeon Hutt, of the town of Cavan, vintner, on the first day of July last, in the presence of the under-named persons, and others, who, with myself, do hereby certify the same, and subscribe hereunto this 5th of March, Ann. Dom. 1680.
Edward Dixy, Decan. Kilmor. Lettis Hart, jun.
T the request of Mary Young, alias Hutt, we do hereby certify,
that Robert Young, in the abovesaid certificate mentioned, lieth in the gaol of Cavan, and standeth charged with being the husband of two wives, viz. Mary Hutt, now resident in the corporation of Cavan, and one Ann Absly, in the county of Cork, unknown to us. And we do hereby desire some of his majesty's justices of the peace for the said county of Cork, that they will be pleased to bind over the said Ann Absly, her father, and some other persons, who were present at the inter-marriage of the said Ann to the said Robert Young; that they may appear the 30th instant, to give their evidence against the said Robert Young,
Dated at Cavan, Humphry Perriot, Vice Com.
An Order of the Justices to summon George Yeabsly, his Son Roger,
and Ann Young his Daughter, to appear at the Assizes at Cavan, at the Tryal of Robert Young.–By his Majesty's Lords Justices of
the Assize for the Province of Munster. W! THEREAS George Absly of Breedas, in the parish of'Arda,
in the county of Cork, yeoman; Roger Absly of the same, in the said county, Yeoman, son to the said George Absly, and Ann Young, are material evidences in his majesty's behalf, against Robert Young, now prisoner in his majesty's goal of the county of Cavan, and charged with being inarried to two wives, both being alive: these are therefore, in his majesty's name, to will and require you, George Absly, Roger Absly, and Ann Young, to appear before his majesty's lords justices of assize for the north-west circuit of Ulster at Cavan, on the thirtieth day of this instant, then and there to give your evidence, in his majesty's behalf, against the said Robert Young. Whereof you may not fail, at your peril. Dated at Cork, this seventeenth day of March, 1680. Hen. Hen.
Robert Young's Letter to the Lord Bishop of Kilmore, confessing his
guilt of some Crimes, but denying his double Marriage. MAY IT PLEASE YOUR LORDSHIP, HAVING
CAVING deliberately considered the evils I have really done,
and the greater evils that have been mis-reported of me to your lordship, I cannot but acknowledge the justice of your lordship’s displeasure; and I am now so far from making any defence for the disingenuous shifts, my necessities and fears bave put me upon, that I have already been my own accuser, and do as much condemn myself as the severest judge can do. And I hope no temptation of secular advantage shall ever hereafter make me so far swerve from the severe rules of vertue, becoming a christian and a clergyman, But though I am willing, in all humility, to submit myself to your lordship’s censure, for what I bave done amiss: yet I hope your lordship's goodness will be my sanctuary, where I'am manifestly wronged. There are so many persons of credit here, that knew the gentlewoman, that was affirmed, and, as I hear, sworn to be
my wife in these parts ; that I doubt not but it will be made clear to your lordship, that that report was the issue of ignorance and malice ; and I hope a little time wil acquit me of what other reports I suffer under in that matter. But while I am here in confinement, I am in a manner debarred of all expedients to clear my innocence, at least to do it speedily. And, in the mean while, I suffer all the hardship of a goal amongst people, from whom I can expect no relief, and at so great a distance from such as might relieve me, that I can hope for little comfort from them.
May it therefore please your lordship, so far to favour my innocence in this matter, as that I'may be brought to hearing before your lordship:
where, if it appear that I have any other wife but her, with whom I have lived in your lordship's diocese, I shal quietly submit myself to the severity of the laws; if not, I bope my penitence and reformation may in time mitigate your lordship's just displeasure for the confessed faults of
Your lordship's Lifferd, Nov. 26,
most humble suppliant, 1680.
4 Letter from Robert Young to Justice IValdram, offering him a
Bribe to let him be bailed. MAY IT PLEASE YOUR WORSHIP, My mind I thought your worship understood, therefore if your
worship does not understand what I mean (as I suppose you do) I will discover it to your worship. For may it please your worship, I have not any to make my complaint to, but to your worship. Therefore I most humbly beg your worship to take bayl, and I will give you forty shillings. Moreover, my brother will bring a letter from Captain Sanderson, that my brother is sufficient bayi, and that Captain Sanderson is satisfyed to take him, provided i get any other : and I, not being acquented with any, in these parts, fears J cannot procure another easily ; but, if your worship will take any other bondsman with my brother, I will give you the aforesaid summ of money, before you take bayl: and I will take my oath to your worship, that I will not tell it to any body. Dear Mr. Waldram, do me that charity, for I ly in a sad condition ; indeed, you will do me a singular kindness, and shew a great deal of charity, in so doing; for I know, if your worship please, it lys in your hands. I desire your worship not to discover any thing, to the bearer, or any other. I intreat your worship to write your worship's mind to me by the bearer, that I may send him for Captain Sanderson's letter to your worship. So I rest Your worship’s most humble suppliant to command,
A Letter from Robert Young to Roger Yeabsly, his Brother-in-law,
to come and save his Life, by forewearing himself. DEAR BROTHER,
Cadan, Feb. 5, 1680. COME along with me, with your sister, for I have fallen under a sad business, and I will loose my life, if you
sister does not come to deny, that I am not the man. For Christ's sake, dear brother, come along with her, and I hope you shall not be the worse for it; for my life Iyes in my wife's, and your hands : so that I am certain, you will do wbat lyes in you; if you do not come, I wil be put to death; but, if you and my wife comes, you may have many a merry day with me hereafter. So I rest
Your loving brother,