George O’Mullan’s loan application of 1 August 1827, in the Fishmongers’ Company Records
Why have you picked it?
“I loved the way this document summed up George O’Mullan’s dangerous situation: as Mark put it, ‘ between Captain Rock and a hard place’. In other words, stuck between the absentee landlords and the poor local tenant farmers. This document confifififirmed that George was in ‘ management’ – a notch above other local Catholics in the social hierarchy.”
Where did you find it? The Guildhall Library, London ( bit. ly/1HaAc7E)