Power, eldest son. of Barretstown, Fethard, co Tipperary. JP for that county. . Murdered by the Whiteboys. Appears in a religious census of 1766 at Redcity and Coleman as a Protestant. County of Tipperary 1775 - Yearly Estates (This information was found with the List of Freeholders for Tipperary) Power Ambrose of Barretstown, elder brother to Baron Power £1200 Irish Genealogical Abstracts from the Londonderry Journal 1772-1784 Fri Jan 12 1776 Kilkenny ---- Downing, alias Captain Slasher, was gaoled for the murder of Ambrose Power. ------------ 11-1-1776 From the Freeman's Journal. Extract of a letter from Clonmel. Last Tuesday John Power of Tullemaine, Esq., and a troop of the Royal Irish Dragoons, commanded by Capt. Keily, conducted Pierce Nagle, one of the White Boys, from Fethard, and lodged him in our gaol, they then proceeded to Waterford, in quest of others, and arrived there that night, and on Thursday following returned and brought with them Thomas Meagher, of Feathard, Shoe Maker, who had fled to Waterford to evade being apprehended. Yesterday morning was committed to Gaol by Richard Moore, Esq. Peter Hackett, of Ballynagranna, near Carrick on Suir, charged on oath with feloniously and burglarious breaking open three doors of the dwelling house of James Fowley of Carrick-on-Suir on the night of the 27th September last, with 12 or 13 others, well mounted and well armed with guns and pistols, and when they entered said house, fired several shots, and by force and violence carried away Mary Fowley, daughter to the said James Fowley, against her inclination, with the intent to marry her or defile her. "Other charges of a similar nature lie against the said Hacket, particularly for having in the night of the 14th April last, in company with several other white boys in their uniforms, well armed with guns and pistols, broke open the door of the dwelling house of John Quinlan, at Crehannagh, in the County of Waterford, when they cruelly beat the said Quinlan, and his son, for refusing to give Mary Quinlan, his daughter, in marriage to Thomas Butler of Seskin, in the said County. "John Cradock, of Red-City, near Fethard, Richard Fitzgerald of Killenaul, Thomas Fogarty, Patrick McGrath, Thomas Moreen, John Meagher, Darby Meagher, James Walsh, James Kennedy, Laurence Tierney and John Power, have also been apprehended and committed to jail, charged on oath with being white-boys, and riotously and feloniously assembling as such, and the latter with having broken open the house of Ambrose Power, late of Barrets Town, Esq. and aiding and assisting in murdering the said Ambrose Power, Esq., and also in carrying out of his house sundry fire arms and ammunition. As it now seems to be determined not to transport our felons to America, a correspondent recommends the erection of a large building, where they may be kept to hard labour, the severest punishment that can be inflicted on a thief. Besides their numbers will require it, for they will soon overflow the present prisons.