Prisons

BULLEN  VICTIMS  IN  CRIMES

Victim:                         Cath  Bullen
Date:                             12th  January  1850
Crime:                          Owing  £12.6.5  to  Cath  Bullen
Prisoner:                      Timothy  Daly,  32,  Roman  Catholic,  Labourer
Sentence:                      203  days
Prison:                          Cork

 Victim:                          Michael  Bullen
Date:                             3rd  April  1897
Crime:                          Assault  on  Michael  Bullen
Prisoner:                      Cornelius  Riodan,  22,  carter  of  Banteer
Sentence:                      1  month
Prison:                          Cork

NOTE

This  is  Michael  Bullen (1836-1900) of  Banteer  married  to  Ellen  Twomey

Victim:                          William  Bullen
Date:                             5th  May  1877
Crime:                          Assaulting  William  Bullen
Prisoner:                       Patrick  Casey.  20,  Roman  Catholic,  of  Kinsale
Sentence:                       2  calendar  months  hard  labour
Prison:                          Cork

Victim:                          Rd (Richard?)  Bullen
Date:                             20th  May 1876
Crime:                      Obstruct  Rd  Bullen, servant in  the employment  of the  Great Southern and Western Railway Co.
Prisoner:                      Jeremiah  Hegarty,  18,  Roman  Catholic  labourer
Sentence:                      Fined  11  shillings  and  costs,  but  not  discharged  until  2nd  June
Prison:                          Cork

NOTE

There  is  only  1  known  Richard  Bullen (1822/24-1897) .  He  was  married  to  was  married  to  Margaret  Norman

 Victim:                           James  Bullen
Date:                              13th  October  1841
Crime:                           Assault  on  James  Bullen
Prisoner:                        Henry  Driscoll,  19,
Sentence:                       10  days  imprisonment
Prison:                           Cork

 

Victim                                  Ellen  Bullen
Prisoner:                             Ellen  Mulligan
Date  admitted:                  14th  February  1861
Crime:                                 Wilfully  and  Maliciously  set  fire  to  the  dwelling  house  of  Ellen  Bullen
Prison:                                  Nass  Co  Kildare

 

PRISONERS  IN  Co. CORK GOAL

Prisoner:                            John  Bullen
Date  admitted:                 5th  June 1819
Number  on  register:       393
Age:                                            48  (i.e.  born   about   1771)
Crime:                                Having  in  his  possession  the  top  of  a  birch  tree  which  was  stolen
Sentence:                            Convicted  before the  magistrate.   3  Calendar  months  imprisonment  or  £3.00  fine
Discharged:                        September  1st  1819
NOTE

He  must  have  served  the  sentence
Unable  to  identify

Prisoner:                            John  Bullen
Date   admitted:                 10TH  March  1829
Number  on  register:        152
Age:                                     50  (i.e.  born  about  1779)
Crime:                                 Debtor
Sentence:                             Removed  to  Dublin  by  Har??????  Coss????  May  5th  1829
NOTE

Unable  to  identify

Prisoner:                                 Henry  Bullen
Date  admitted:                 12th  April  1830
Number  on  register:       115
Age:                                    25   (i.e.  born about   1805)
Crime:                                Trespass
Committed  by:                 Ceciltown  Petty  Session
Sentence:                            1  month
Residence:                         Ceciltown
Discharged:                      10th  May  1830
NOTE

  • He  must  have  served  the  sentence
  • Henry  Bullen  (1805- before  1850?)  is  likely  to  be  the  son  of  Henry  Bullen  and  Margaret  Tarrant (married  1790)
  • Henry  Bullen  is  on  the  1834  Tithe  Applotments  He  owned  freehold  at  least 2  rods  of  land (Tithes  were  only  applied  to  certain  crops)
  • He  doesn’t  appear  on  the  Griffiths  Valuations  (1850-1853)  which would  indicate  he
    1.  had  died
    2.  Had  emigrated
    3.  Was  living  in  the  home  of  someone  else
  • Ellen  Bullen (?-  before  1855) is  the  only  Bullen  on  the  Griffiths  Valuations  for  Ceciltown.  This  may  indicate  she  is  the  widow  of  Henry  Bullen (no  marriage  has  been  found)  or  his  sister
  • From  1855  the  property  is  occupied  by  Ann  Bullen
  • Henry  Bullen  had  a  brother  Robert  Bullen (1807/1810)  (who  was single  and  in  the  Royal  Irish  Constabulary)  and  a  sister  Ellen  who  married  John  Fitzgerald  in  1839
  • They  are  a  Roman  Catholic  family

Prisoner:                            Joseph  Bullen
Date  admitted:                 17th  October1838
Number  on  register:       863
Age:                                   50  (i.e.  born  about  1788)
Crime:                               Debtor
Sentence:                           Not  Stated
Discharged:                       November  30th  1838  discharged  by  insolvent  commissioner
NOTE
No  knowledge  of  this  Joseph  Bullen  but  he  must  belong  to  a  middleclass family

Name:                                William  Bullen
Date  admitted:                 9th  January  1839
Number  on  register:      18
Age:                                   12  (i.e.  born  about  1827)
Crime:                               Wilful trespass  of  timber
Sentence:                           1  month  and  £1  and  1 shilling  costs
Discharged:                      6th  February  1839
Education:                        Can  read  and  write

Prisoner:                           William  Bullen
Date  admitted:                18th  March  1840
Number  on  register:      187
Age:                                   15  (i.e.  born    about  1825)
Crime:                               Wilful  trespass
Sentence:                           14 days  and  6  shillings and  6  pence  costs
Discharged:                        1st  April  1840
Previous  convictions:       1
NOTE

  • These  2  William  Bullen’s  are  probably  the  same  person
  • From  the  date  of  birth  this  is  likely  to  be  William  Bullen (1826-1853) of  Queenstown. 
  • He was  the  son  of  Joseph  Bullen  and  Anne  Sheehan

Prisoner:                           William  Bullen
Date  admitted:                22nd  January 1840
Number  on  register:      52
Age:                                    67  (i.e.  born  about  1763)
Crime:                                Wilful  trespass
Sentence:                            14  days  imprisonment  and  11  shillings  costs
Discharge:                          5th  February  1840
NOTE
Unable  to  identify

Prisoner:                             Henry  Bullen
Date  admitted:                  28th  August 1841
Age:                                     35    (i.e.  born  about  1806)
Crime:                                Debtor
Number  on  register:        618 ½
Discharged:                        December  3rd  1841  by  insolvency  commissioner
NOTE
See  Henry  Bullen  1830  Prison  sentence

Prisoner:                            John  Bullen
Date  admitted:                 12th  October  1847
Number  on  register:       3644
Age:                                    30 ( i.e.  born    about   1817)
Crime:                                Debtor  execution  for £79.14.4
(This  is  the  equivalent  of  about  £5000  today)
Sentence:                            Not  stated
Discharged:                       18th November  1847  Discharged  on  sureties
Education:                         Can  read  and  write
NOTE
John  Bullen  is  probably  from  a  middleclass  family
Unable  to  identify

Prisoner:                           William  Bullen
Date  admitted:                30th  Dec 1847
Number  on  register:      5291
Age:                                   38  ( i.e.  born  about   1809)
Crime:                               Debtor
Education:                        Can read  and  write
Discharged:                       by  Sherriff  2nd  February  1848
NOTE
Unable  to  identify

Prisoner:                            Mary  Bullen
Date  admitted:                 2nd November 1866
Number  on  register:       937
Crime:                                stealing  a  cloth  cloak  from  J  Donovan
Sentence:                            3  months  imprisonment  with  hard  labour
Convicted  by:                   Queenstown  Petty  Sessions
Number  of  times  in  jail  this  year:  2
Total  number  of  times  in  jail:  13
Age:                                    48 (i.e.  born  about  1818)
Education:                         none
Religion:                            Roman  Catholic
Height:                               4  foot  10 ½  inches
Eyes:                                  Grey
Born:                                 Queenstown
Marks:                               Lame  right  leg,  nose  broken
Occupation:                       none
Discharged:                       25th January  1867
NOTE
This  is  Mary  Murphy(1824-1884)  who  married  Joseph  Bullen ,  boatman  of  Queenstown

  • She  was  frequently  before  the  Petty  Sessions  for  drunkenness
  • They  had  6 known children
  • She  died  in  Cork  Workhouse

Prisoner:                           John Bullen
Date  admitted:                25th February  1868
Registration  Number:    149
Age:                                   19  (i.e.  born    about  1849)
Crime:                               Receiving  stolen  property
Sentence:                           Guilty  2  years  hard  labour  then  sentence  commuted  to  1  and  ½  years  by  the  government
Discharged:                       10th  August??? (unable  to  read)
Number  of  previous  imprisonments:  2
Committed  by:                the  Spring  assizes
Education:                         Can  read  and  write
Religion:                            Roman  Catholic
Height:                              5  foot   9 and  ½  inches
Description:                      Fair  Hair,  Brown  Eyes,  fair  complexion
Born:                                 Kinsale
Marks:                              3  scars  on  right  eye,  brown  mark  of  a  ???  on  right  ankle  and  2  on  left  thigh
Occupation:                       labourer
NOTE
The  only  known  Roman  Catholic   Bullen  family  in  Kinsale  at  the  time  of  his  birth  is  the  Family  of  John  Bullen of  Roughwood  and  Helen  Paterson.  He  could  be  a grandchild.  No baptism  has  been  found

Prisoner:                           Mary  Bully  alias  Bullen
Date  Admitted:               1869
Registration  Number:     239
Note:                                 No  other  information

Prisoner:                           Cornelius  Butler  alias  Bullen
Date   Admitted:               23rd  November  1870
Registration  Number:     2333
Age:                                    19  (i.e.  born  about  1851)
Religion:                            Roman  Catholic
Occupation:                       Labourer
Note:                                   Never  been  in  prison before
Crime:                               Attempt  to  stab  John Fish
Sentence:                           To  give  bail  or  2  months  imprisonment
Education:                        Unable  to  read  or  write
Sentence:                           3  days  imprisonment  Discharged  on bail
NOTE

  • Cornelius  Bullen  is   the  son  of  Joseph  Bullen  and  Mary  Murphy  of  Queenstown
  • In  1875  He  is  an  able  bodied  seaman  on  the  “Margarita”  going  to  Sydney  Australia

Prisoner:                           Mary  Bullen
Date  Admitted:               8th  October  1873
Number  on  register:      2181
Age:                                   58    (i.e..  Born  1815)
Religion:                           Roman  Catholic
Occupation:                     None
Number  of  times  in  prison: Never
Crime:                               Drunkup
Sentence:                           Fined  5  shillings  and  7  days  imprisonment
Education:                         Unable  read  and  write
Occupation  in Prison:      ??????
Discharged:                       14th  October  1873
NOTE
See  Mary  Bullen  1866 and  1869   prison  sentence

Prisoner:                            Mary  Bullen
Dated  Admitted:               2nd May 1876
Registration  number:       156
Age:                                     60  (i.e.  born  1816)
Number  of  times  in  jail :  1
Occupation:                       Dealer
Religion:                            Roman  Catholic
Education:                        alphabet
Crime:                               Drunk  in  the  public  Street
Sentence:                           5  shillings  and  costs  1  shilling
Discharged:                      4th May  1876
NOTE
Same  as  above

Prisoner:                            Mary  Bullen
Date  Admitted:                14th  June  1876
Age :                                         60  (i.e.  born  about 1816 )
Occupation:                      Dealer
Education:                         None
Religion:                            Roman  Catholic
Crime:                               Drunk in  the  public  Street
Sentence:                           Fine  5  shillings  and  1  shillings  costs  or  4  days  hard  labour
Discharged:                       17th  June  1876
Previous  number  of  imprisonment:  2
NOTE
Same  as  above

Prisoner:                             Daniel  Bullen
Date  Admitted:                 3rd  July 1878
Number  on  register:        762
Crime:                               Assault  and  robbery  of  the  purse  and  money  of  Thomas  Parfile
Sentence:                           Found  not  guilty
Education:                         Can  read
Religion:                            Roman  Catholic
Discharged:                      11th  August  1878
Height:                               5  foot  6  inches
Description:                       Light  brown  hair,  hazel eyes,  fresh complexion,
Marks:                               Cut  mark  on  right  thigh
Age:                                   17 (i.e.  born   about   1861)
Born:                                 Cork (  probably  City)
Last  residence                 Cork.  Mother  living  in  Cork
Occupation:                      Labourer????
Status:                               Single
NOTE

  • No  record  has  been  found  of  his  baptism
  • There  is  no  Irish  death  or  marriage  registration,  which  would  indicate  he  emigrated  or  moved  to  England
  • There is no  Daniel  Bullen  ,  born  Ireland  ,  on  the  English,  USA  or  Canadian  Census’

Prisoner:                            Richard  Bullen
Date  Admitted:                29th  October 1878
Number  on  register:       1825
Previous  committals:       None
Crime:                               Assaulting  Timothy  Brien
Sentence:                           4  days  imprisonment  or  8  shillings  fine
Discharged:                       1st  November  1878
Education:                        Can  read  and  write
Religion:                           Roman  Catholic
Occupation:                      Labourer
Status :                              Married
Born :                                Mallow
Last  residence:                Blackpool  Cork  City (family  reside  there)
Description:                      Hair  brown,  Eyes  blue, Eyebrows  arch, Nose  regular,  Mouth   medium,   Complexion  fresh, Visage oval, Make  stout,
Height:                              5  foot  8  inches
Marks:                              Large  scar  on left  shin,  bald  on  crown
Age :                                  54  (i.e.  born  about   1824  )
NOTE

  • This  is  Richard  Bullen (1822/24-1887)  who  married  Margaret  Norman  in  1855  at  Ballyclough  RC  ,  Co  Cork
  • They  had  9  known  children  and  have  descendants  living  in  USA
  • Richard  Bullen  was  in  the  army  from  1846-1855

Prisoner:                           George  Bullen
Date  Admitted:               22nd  May  1896
Number  on  register:      675
Age:                                   24   (i.e..  Born    about  1872)
Born:                                 Bath
Height:                              5  foot  7  inches,
Description:                      Fair  hair,  blue  eyes,  fresh complexion,  weight  142  lbs
Last  residence:                Conley’s  Place  Cork
Religion:                           Roman  Catholic
Occupation:                     Clerk
Crime:                              Embezzling  £22.12.8
Sentence:                          3  calendar  months
Discharged:                     12th  June  1896  Sentence  commuted  by order  of  the  Lords  Justice  5th  June  1896
Education:                       Can  read  and  write
NOTE
George  Bullen  was  probably  born  in  Bath England.
There  is  no  knowledge  of  Bath  in  Co  Cork

Prisoner:                          William  Bullen
Date  Admitted:               22nd  January  1897
Number  on  register:      105
Age:                                   22  ( i.e.. Born  about  1875)
Born:                                New  York
Height:                              5  foot  7  ¾  inches,
Description:                     Brown  hair,  grey  eyes,  fresh  complexion,
Marks:                              Scar  on  left  wrist,  bracelet  on  right  wrist,scar  on  left  eyebrow
Weight:                             on  admission  133lbs,  on  discharge  140  lbs
Last  residence:               Bearney  Street
Religion:
Occupation:                     Draper’s  assistant
Crime:                             Indecent  assault
Sentence:                         9  calendar  months  from  21st  January  1897
Discharged:                    20th  October  1897
Education:                      Can  read  and  write
NOTE

  • William  Bullen  is  the  1st  child  of  John  P  Bullen(1847-1918)  and  Mary  O’Sullivan (1851-1939)
  • His  parents  married  in  1871  in  Cork  City,  but  appear  to  have  gone  to  USA  from  1871-1876and  then  returned  to  Ireland. 
  • Mary  O’Sullivan’s  mother  lived  in  New  York
  • John  P  Bullen’s  parents  haven’t  yet  been  discovered
  • William  Bullen  is  on  the  1901  English  census  and  emigrated  to  America.  He  has descendants  in  Mass.  USA

Prisoner:                         Robert  Bullen
Date  admitted:              1ST  May   1909
Number  on  register:    149
Crime:                               Drunk
Sentence:                        7  days Hard  labour  or  6  shillings  fine-  Paid  fine
Discharged:                  7th  May  1909
Age:                                   29  (i.e.  born  about  1880)
Height:                           5  foot 7 inches
Description:                Dark  Brown  Hair,  Brown Eyes,  Sallow  complexion
Born:                                Sunday’s  Well
Last  residence:        North  Abbey  Square
Wife:                               Fanny  Bullen
Occupation:              Clerk
Religion:                        Roman  Catholic
Education:                    Can  read  and  write
NOTE

  • Robert  Bullen (1876-1914)  is  the  son  of   John  Bullen  (1847-1918)  and  Mary  O’Sullivan (1851-1939)
  • He  married  Fanny  Driscoll  on  April  2nd  1909  at   Cork  Roman  Catholic  Cathedral
  • They  had  one  son  William  John  Bullen (  born  1909)  He  married  Mary  Ann  Larkin  in  1941  and  have  descendants  living  in  Co  Cork

 

PRISONERS  IN  Co    WATERFORD   GOAL

Prisoner:                                 Joseph  Bullen
Date  admitted:                       9th  June  1849
Registration  Number:           989
Age:                                          18 (i.e.  born    about  1831)
Height:                                     5  foot  4  inches
Description:                            Eyes  grey  hair  brown,  complexion  fresh
Residence:                               Lismore
Religion:                                  Roman  Catholic
Education:                               None
Occupation:                              Labourer
Discharged:                              15th  June  1849
NOTE
He  is  likely  to be  the  son  of  George  Crofts Bullen (1813-  before  1864) and  Honora  Barratt (1814-1880) 

NEW  ROSS  BRIDEWELL PRISON   Co. WEXFORD 

Name:                                 Ellen  Bullen
Date  Admitted:                 27th November  1846
Discharged:                        28th  November  1846
Crime :                                Stealing  turnips
NOTE
Unable  to  identify

PRISONERS  IN   CLONMEL Co.  TIPPERARY

Prisoner:                            Joseph  Bullen
Date  admitted:                 29th  June  1849
Registration  Number:     3038
Age:                                    18 ( i.e.  born  about    1831)
Education:                          None
Religion:                             C
Height:                                5  foot  3  inches
Description:                        Blue  eyes,  fair  hair,  fresh  complexion
Crime:                                 pulling  hay????
Sentence:                             Fined  2  shillings  and  6  pence  and  2  shillings  and 6  pence  costs  or  confined  for  1  month
Discharged:                        July  24th  1849  (i.e.  unable  to  pay  fine)
NOTE
He  is  probably  the  son  of  George  Crofts  Bullen (1813-  before  1864) and  Honora  Barratt (1814-1880)  See  Waterford  Prison  above

 

PRISONERS  IN  MARYBOROUGH  LAOIS (Queens  Co)

Prisoner:                               John   Bullen  
Date  admitted:                   26th  April -11th  May  1882
Registration  Number:      271
Age:                                          40  (ie Born  1842)
Born                                         Dublin
Last  Residence                    Dublin
Occupation                            Slater
Education:                            Can  read  and write
Religion:                                Roman  Catholic
Height:                                    5  foot  11 3/4 inches
Description:                          Blue  eyes,  grey  hair,  fair  complexion
Marks                                      Various  ?  left  leg
Crime:                                     Larceny
Sentence:                               3  Calendar  Months
Discharged:                          July    25th 1882

NOTE  Unable to  identify.  See  also  Richmond Prison  Dublin

GRANGEGORMAN  FEMALE  PRISON  DUBLIN

Prisoner:                              Amelia  Bullen
Date  admitted:                  27th  November  1841
Reference Number:           4
Age:                                         30  (i.e.  born  about  1811)
Height:                                   5 foot  2  inches
Description:                         Hair  brown,  complexion  Fair
Religion:                                C
Born:                                      Kilkenny
Trade:                                     None
Education:                            none
Crime:                                    Disturbing  the  peace
Sentence:                               1  week’s  imprisonment
Discharged:                          3rd  December  1841
NOTE
Unable  to  identify

RICHMOND BRIDEWELL DUBLIN  PRISON

Prisoner:                             Michael  Bullen
Date  Admitted:                6th  February   1855
Crime:                                  Stole  leather  boots
Sentence:                            1  month
Discharged:                       March  5th  1855
Age:                                      17  (ie  born  1838)
Height:                                5  foot  5  inches
Description:                      Hair  Dark    Complexion  sullen
Religion:                            Roman  Catholic
Born:                                 Glassnevin?
Occupation                       Porter
Education                         Can  Read  and  Write

 Unable  to  identify

Prisoner:                            Thomas  Bullen  alias  John  Byrne
Date  Admitted:                20th  January  1876
Number  on  Register:      59
Crime:                                Illegal  Poss.  lend ?????
Sentence:                            7  weeks
Discharged:                       March  8th  1876

 

Prisoner:                           Thomas  Bullen
Date  Admitted:               14th  November  1877
Number:
Age:                                      35  (i.e.  born   about  1842)
Height:                                5  foot  11  inches
Description:                      Hair  Dark  Brown,  eyes  brown,  complexion  sallow
Religion:                             Roman  Catholic
Born:                                    Kingstown (  now  Dun Laoghaire
)
Last  Residence:               St  Richard  Street
Occupation:                       labourer
Education:                         can  read  and  write
Crime:                                 Loitering  with  intent
Discharged:                       29th  November  1877  Not  Guilty

 

Name:                                            John  Bullen
Date  Admitted:                          26TH  April  1882
Previous  imprisonment:        twice
Age:                                                40 (i.e.  born   about   1842)
Height:                                           5  foot  11  ¾  inches
Description:                                dark  and  gray  hair,  brown  eyes,  swallow  complexion,
cast  in  left  eye  weight  11stone  3  lbs
Born:                                             Gardener  Street
Last  residence:                         18  Bishop  Street
Occupation:                                 Slater
Religion:                                      Roman  Catholic
Crime:                                           Feloniously  stole  wheel  barrow  valued at  15  shillings
Sentence:                                     3  calendar  months  imprisonment  Hard  Labour
Discharged:                                 25th July 1882  transferred  to  Maryborough Co Laois
(Queens Co)   Prison  on 11th  May  1882

Prisoner:                                         John  Bullen
Date  of  Committal:                   2nd  May  1884
Previous  imprisonment:         3  times
Age:                                                 40  (i.e.  born  about    1844 )
Born:                                               Gardiner  Street
Description:                                 6  foot  tall  Hair ?  eyes  brown , sallow  complexion
Last  Residence:                          New  Market  Street
Occupation:                                  Slater
Religion:                                        Roman  Catholic
Education:                                   Can  Read  and  write
Crime:                                            threatening  language
Sentence:                                     14 days  imprisonment  and  20  shillings  fine
Discharged:                                15th  May  1884
NOTE

  • These  3  John  Bullen’s  are  the  same  person
  • Unable  to  identify
  • See  also  Maryborough  Prison  Queens  Co.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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PRISONERS  IN  SMITHFIELD PRISON  DUBLIN

Prisoner:                                 John  Ryan  Bullun
Date  admitted:                      5th  April  1845
Number  on  register:            1157
From:                                      Co  Tipperary  Murragh  or  Neuagh
Crime:                                     Rape
Sentence:                                 Life
Age:                                         20  (i.e.  born about    1825)
Height:                                    5  foot  5  inches
Description:                           Eyes  grey,  hair  fair,  complexion  fair
Status:                                     single
Education:                              can  read
Occupation:                            labourer
Religion:                                  Roman  Catholic
Notes:                                      Character  good  in  prison  and  not  committed  before
NOTE

  • John  Ryan  Bullen  is  probably  the  son  of  John  Bullen  and  Mary  Ryan  who  lived  in  Carrick-on-suir  Co  Tipperary in  1845
  • There  is  no  civil  death  Registration  for  John Ryan  Bullen  in  Ireland  which  indicates  he  died  before  1864,  was  transported  as  a  convict  or  emigrated

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