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  • Source Citation: Bunbury, Turtle. "." E-mail message from [ e-address , street address for private use ], Tullow, Co. Carlow, Ireland.
  • Page: Bunbury of WOODVILLE; 20 February 2015; William Minchin
  • Bunbury of WOODVILLE
  • 20 February 2015
  • William Minchin
  • The Pall Mall Gazette (London, England), Tuesday, June 7, 1892 AN IRISH J.P. SENTENCED FOR ASSAULTING A LADY At the Court -house at Menagh yesterday there was disclosed a remarkable case in the house of Captain Bunbury, of Woodville, county Tipperary. Mr Sadleir Storey, a justice of the peace and Barrister at law, being charged with assault on Mrs. Bunbury. It was stated that while Mrs. Bunbury went out to visit a lady friend in the neighbourhood, who was about to leave for the Continent, Captain Bunbury, who was drinking, invited Mr Sadleir Storey, who resided in the vicinity, to join him, and that when she returned the two gentlemen were engaged carousing in a room to which she was refused admittance. The door was locked, and with a small hachet she attempted to break it open, whereupon Mr Sadleir Storey, rushing out, felled her with a blow, and seizing the hatchet beat her with it. He aimed a blow with the edge of the hatchet at her. The coachman came up, but Mr Sadleir Storey, hatchet in hand, chased both of them and afterwards, when Mrs. Bunbury, fearing for the safety of her children, ran to the nursery, she found the infuriated gentleman pursuing the nurse round a table, and proclaiming his intention to murder her if only he could lay his hands on her. Mrs. Bunbury and the servants were examined for the prosecution. Mr. Sadleir Storey defended himself, and contended that the assault was a slight one and much exaggerated. The magistrates sentenced him to three months' imprisonment with hard labour, and to give security for good behaviour. He gave notice of appeal.

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