Tom O'Neill [Laws Q25]
DESCRIPTION: A rich girl tries to convince Tom O'Neill to leave the priesthood and marry her. When he refuses, she claims that Tom got her pregnant. He is sentenced to transportation. He is reprieved when another man admits he fathered the child for money
EARLIEST DATE: before 1853 (broadside, Bodleian Harding B 26(189))
KEYWORDS: money clergy pregnancy trick trial punishment transportation lie sex
FOUND IN: Canada(Mar) Ireland
REFERENCES (5 citations):
Laws Q25, "Tom O'Neill"
Creighton-NovaScotia 87, "Tom O'Neil" (1 text, 1 tune)
O'Conor, pp. 8-9, "Father Tom O'Neil" (1 text)
McBride 29, "Father Tom O'Neill" (1 text, 1 tune)
DT 534, TOMONEIL
Bodleian, Harding B 26(189), "Father Tom O'Neale," J. Moore (Belfast), 1846-1852; also 2806 b.11(240), "Father Tom O'Neale"; Harding B 26(574), "The Rev'd Father Tom O'Neil"
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