Limerick Chronicle

10 February 1783

   The following persons were apprehended and committed to the goal of this city yesterday; as they were suspected of having bad characters, such persons as have been robbed lately in this neighbourhood, are requested to apply to the Mayor, that the proper methods may be taken to convict them.
   John Egan, a notorious offender, between 30 and 40 years old, a strong made man, about 5 feet 7 inches high, has a pearl on his left eye.
   James Sullivan, alias sample, about 20 years old, 5 feet 5 inches, strong made but light, fair complexion, light brown hair and short. There were found in his possession two Guineas in gold, above one in silver, and a large plain gold ring, marked within side, with the letters I. K. M. Date Feb 8th, 1724 — It is doubtful whether the middle letter on the ring found with James Sullivan, B and H or K, but there is the greatest reason to suspect it was stolen; and the initial letter of the makerís name are J. M.
   John Sullivan about 30 years old, 5 feet 3 inches, well made and smart; black hair, curly and loose, marked with the smallpox, cocked nose; there were found in his possession a wrenching crow, and a large ripping chissel.
   Mary Clifford, who said she followed John Sullivan lately from cork, as having lived with him there, between 30 and 40 years old, sandy complexion, and big with child, and Perl on her left eye.
   Roger Sullivan, about 30 years old 5 feet 6 inches, well made with brown hair.

Limerick, Jan 23, 1783

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