School: Mountmellick Convent (roll number 7183)

Location:
Mountmellick, Co. Laois
Teacher:
Sr E. Clarke

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The Story of Willie Brock

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0824, Page 014

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Many years ago when England made the laws for Ireland,there was a law that any person playing any ball game would be executed. At that time there was a family named Brock living in Chapel Street Mountmellick. They had offended and officer of the English army.The officer of the English army swore to be revenged on them in some way.He waited for a long time but the Brocks were a peaceful law abiding family. But one day he saw young Willie Brock playing marbles on the road so he has him arrested in a charge of playing ball in public.
Poor Willie was hanged.He was buried in the old Chapel,

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Collector
Margaret Moran
Gender
female
Informant
Patrick Moran
Gender
male
Address
Mountmellick, Co. Laois
Language
English