Assassination of the Earl of Norbury. Reward of £2000. and £100. a year, for life. :
Resolved - That we offer the sums hereunto annexed to our names to any person or persons who may within six calendar months from the date hereof prosecute to conviction the person or persons who have perpetrated the above outrage, or one moiety thereof to any person or persons who may have given such information as shall lead to the conviction of the parties implicated, also an annuity of £100. to be paid by the present Earl of Norbury, to the Prosecutor in any part of the British Dominions he may select. Oxmantown - £200. Downshire - £200....In addition to the above, the Government have offered rewards amounting to £1000. Any persons wishing to add their names to the above reward, can intimate their intention to Francis Berry, Esquire, Honarary Secretary to the Committee, at Tullamore. Dated 14th day of January, 1839.
Broadside with manuscript annotations [mathematical additions] on bottom half of sheet in iron gall ink. At centre of sheet is printed a list of 59 names and the amounts of money they have pleged as an award for an arrest of the murderer of the 2nd Earl of Norbury; at the very bottom of the list are the "Tenants of Durrow Estate" who offered £155 pounds 7 shillings and six pence towards the sum. Hector John Graham-Toler, 2nd Earl of Norbury, 3rd Baron Norbury (1781–1839) was assassinated in Durrow, Co. Laois in 1839; his murder was related to an agrarian dispute on his estate Durrow Abbey. His father John Toler, 1st Earl of Norbury, (1745-1831) was Chief Justice of the Irish Common Pleas [from 1800-1837] and nicknamed the "Hanging Judge". His most famous trial was that of Robert Emmet.
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Dublin : J. Kirkwood, Law Printer, 15, Upper Ormond-quay, 14th day of January, 1839.
This item is held in the Department of Ephemera.
Physical description: 1 broadside ; letterpress printing, 57 x 45 cm.
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