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An Chartlann Náisiúnta | National Archives of Ireland (Dublin, Ireland)

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    Collection: Petition of Bridget Donovan, crown informer, Dublin, requesting assistance of government in aiding her emigration to America (Ireland: 1825)

    Description: Petition dated 13 June 1825 from Bridget Donovan, born O’Connor, of 8 Thomas Street, Dublin, to Richard Wellesley, 1st Marquis Wellesley, Lord Lieutenant, Dublin Castle. She requests government assistance to emigrate to America for her safety and that of her family, claiming that evidence she gave as a crown informer in Longford Co. led to the conviction and execution of 6 individuals.

    Archive address: Bishop Street, Dublin 8, Ireland, D08 DF85

    Reference number: CSO/RP/1825/709

    Links: Visit the National Archives’ website HERE and access the item from the catalogue HERE.

    Contributor: Katelin Parsons