The hunt for Buggy’s all over the world will be postponed for a while but feel free to peruse the previous two and a half years of blog posts.
Please see the first post on this subject for context and an explanation of the Bureau of Military History.
Valentine Jackson was a member of the IRB in the years before the 1916 Rising. He outlines how he had vague recollections of a man by the name of Buggy being a member of the central board of the Irish Republican Brotherhood. This man obviously did not make an impression on Valentine as he further adds that “Buggy…for instance disappeared early.” This person could be the James Buggy that former Irish President Sean T O’Kelly talks about in his witness statement, when discussing the members of the Supreme Council of the IRB.
James Brennan was a captain in the Third Battalion Kilkenny Brigade of the Irish Volunteers from 1914.-1921. One of the safe houses used by the Volunteers was that of Dick Buggy who lived at Gortnahile [presumably Gortahile, in Laois, on the border with Kilkenny to the east of Castlecomer].
On 7 August 2012 the Defense Forces Ireland and the National Archives of Ireland released digitized witness statements from over one thousand people who participated in the revolutionary period from 1913-1921. They were recorded by the Bureau of Military History from 1947-1957.
The Buggy name is mentioned in these witness statements a number of times:
Sean Glancy from Co. Leitrim was a member of the Irish Volunteers and the North Roscommon brigade. After an ambush at Keadue, Roscommon, Glancy and a number of other men were arrested. They were eventually taken to the military barracks in Boyle, Roscommon.
There the Military Provost, Sergeant Buggy, is alleged to have assaulted the men a number times including kicking them down steps and hitting them with his revolver. After a while in their cells the men discovered they could open the doors. However, Buggy heard noise one night and put padlocks on their cell doors.
Harry Phibbs was interviewed about Irish National Clubs in the first decade of the twentieth century. One that he talks about was The Confederate Club. This was an athletic and social club that had a nationalist outlook. He outlines that a man named Buggy [no first name given] was a member, along with former President of Ireland, Sean T. O’Kelly.
Sydney – 1935 Buggy – The relatives and friends of Constable Noel Thomas Buggy and Daphne of 56 Liverpool St, Rose Bay, are informed that the funeral of his late beloved wife and her dear mother Mrs. Galdys Muriel Buggy will leave St. Mary Magdalene’s Church, Rose Bay, this Wedensday afternoon at 2:30 o’clock for the Catholic cemetery, South Head. W.N. Bull Limited, Funeral Directors
Warrnambool, Victoria – 1918 A meeting of Belfast Shire Council approved the following accounts for payment: Thomas Buggy, stone crusher, 33 s. [shillings]
Liverpool, New South Wales – 1902 Impounded in the Liverpool pound…..also on January 2nd 1902, from Hoxon Park, by Thomas Buggy: one dark yellow small sized poley cow, in good condition (in milk), in calf, piece out of near ear, off ear split in two places, branded like ‘n’ over V off rump – the V brand is put in flesh. If not released the above will be sold at the pound at noon on January 23rd, 1902. L. Murphy, Poundkeeper.
Sydney – 1880 Laughin Buggy was appointed to the Public School Board for Public School District No. 6 in Sydney.
Sydney – 1857 William Thomas was charged with stealing a horse, saddle and bridle from Laughlin Buggy. Buggy worked as a publican at Cabramatta and this was also where the horse and associated items were stolen. Thomas worked for Buggy from 16 May before absconding on 1 June . The mare was found to be missing on 31 May and was found about five miles from Buggy’s house on 1 June.
You can find most Buggy examples from Australian newspapers in Australian Newspaper Articles I.
 Author Unknown, Impounded in The Liverpool Herald, 4, January 1902, p.5; National Library of Australia, http://trove.nla.gov.au: accessed 1 August 2012.
 Author Unknown, Belfast Shire Council in Warrnambool Standard, 5 March 1918, p.4; National Library of Australia, http://trove.nla.gov.au: accessed 1 August 2012.
 Author Unknown, Funerals in The Sydney Morning Herald, 9 October 1935, p.11; National Library of Australia, http://trove.nla.gov.au: accessed 1 August 2012.
 Author Unknown, Government Gazette in The Sydney Morning Herald, 4 December 1880, p.7; National Library of Australia, http://trove.nla.gov.au: accessed 1 August 2012.
 Author Unknown, Law Intelligence in The Empire, 11 June 1857, p.4; National Library of Australia, http://trove.nla.gov.au: accessed 1 August 2012.
Derby – 1882 The St. John Ambulance Association in Burton-on Trent awarded certificates to between 60 and 70 people who completed their first aid course. A James Buggy was one of those to receive a certificate.
Liverpool – 1878 Inspector James Buggy was reported as giving evidence at the inquest of the deaths of 37 people who lost their lives at the Colosseum (sic) Theatre fire on Paradise St, Liverpool, in 1878.
Liverpool – 1857 Street Assault – Patrick Buggy and William Rose were charged with seizing John Shelly by the throat in Lime Street, knocking him down, and robbing him of 5s. Buggy was fined 40s. and costs, or to be imprisoned for two months; Rose was discharged.
 Author Unknown, District News in The Derby Mercury, 21 June 1882, p.2; 19th Century British Newspapers http://newspapers.bl.uk: accessed 15 August 2011
 Author Unknown, The Frightful Calamity at the Colosseum Theatre in Liverpool Mercury, 26 October 1878, p.8; 19th Century British Newspapers http://newspapers.bl.uk: accessed 15 August 2011
 Author Unknown, Police Intelligence in Liverpool Mercury, 8 July 1857, p.?; 19th Century British Newspapers http://newspapers.bl.uk: accessed 21 November 2011
Manhattan, NYC – 1899 Surrogate’s Court – Chambers – Before Varnum, S. – Will for probate: Mary Buggy at 10am.
Manhattan, NYC – 1890 The article outlines the names of banks that went into liquidation between 1871-1879 and the names of those who had savings with those banks exceeding $5. One bank listed is the German Uptown Savings Bank of New York where Mary Buggy was a customer.
Cincinnati, Ohio – 1869 John Buggy bought land from J M Humble(?) and his wife on the north side of Hopkins St between Linn and Baymiller streets. Size of plot was 30 x 102.5 feet and was leased for $2600.
You can read other posts containing examples found in American newspapers at US Newspaper Articles VIII, US Newspaper Articles VII, US Newspaper Articles VI, US Newspaper Articles V, US Newspaper Articles IV, US Newspaper Articles III, US Newspaper Articles II and US Newspaper Articles I.
 Author Unknown, Court Calendars for Today in The New York Herald, 28 November 1899, p.12; America’s Historical Newspapers http://www.newsbank.com accessed 18 August 2011
 Author Unknown, Money to be Called For in The New York Herald Tribune, 24 July 1890, p.5; America’s Historical Newspapers http://www.newsbank.com accessed 18 August 2011
 Author Unknown, Real Estate Transfers in The Cincinnati Commercial Tribune, 14 May 1869, p.5;America’s Historical Newspapers http://www.newsbank.com accessed 18 August 2011
Montreal – 1943 Mary Angela (Molly) Buggy, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Patrick Buggy, married Leo James Cogan on 5 June 1943. Patrick Buggy is from Kilkenny, Ireland. The marriage took place in the Lady Chapel of St. Patrick’s Church.
Renfrew County, Ontario – 1881 Patrick Buggy is listed as ‘Commissioner for taking affidavits in the Queen’s Bench, in and for the county of Renfrew’ on a Chattel Mortgage for the selling of two horses.
Toronto – 1881 William Buggy was before the police court on Monday morning accused of having been drunk on the previous Saturday. When asked if he had been drunk he shook his head. However, he was found guilty and given thirty days in jail.
 Author Unknown, Social and Personal in The Montreal Gazette, 5 June 1943, p.15; Google News http://news.google.com accessed 16 June 2011
 Dooling, Vi. Peep into the Past from the Files of the Renfrew Mercury in Mercury Advance, 23 May 1973, p.18; Google News http://news.google.com accessed 16 June 2011
 Author Unknown, The Law Courts in The Toronto Daily Mail, 17 May 1881, p.5; Google News http://news.google.com accessed 20 June 2011
The Rev Richard Buggy died on 7 November 1864 and at the time was the parish priest of Clonaslee Catholic parish, Laois. According to his death certificate, he was about 62 years old when he died giving an approx year of birth of 1802. The RootsIreland database has a listing for a Richard Buggy born in 1802 in Co. Kilkenny and a Richard Patrick Buggy born in Co. Laois in 1804.
In the early years of his vocation he was a curate in the Catholic parish of Ballyadams, Laois in the late 1830s. Before Ballyadams the Rev. Buggy worked as a curate in the village of Borris, Carlow. While there he was central to disturbances that occurred following the election of Thomas Kavanagh, Esq. as a representative for county Carlow. A letter signed by Buggy and the other Catholic clergymen outlined how a local magistrate and body of militia had disturbed religious worship on consecutive Sundays in 1835. A reply from the Lord Lieutenants office, via a local magistrate, countered that the Catholic clergymen had been central to inflaming some parishioners to turn against others who had voted for Kavanagh. You can read the full account here.
 Keogh, Very Rev. Canon. 1865. Catholic Directory Almanac and Registry of Ireland England and Scotland. Dublin: John Mullany
 Mountmellick Registration District, Ireland, Death Certificate, 1864, vol 18:383, Richard Buggy; General Registrars Office, Dublin.
 Author Unknown. 1838. The Catholic Directory and Annual Register for the year 1838. London: James Smith
Brooklyn, NY – 1939 In a newspaper obituary for Michael J. Fogarty of 719 57th St who died 20 June, a Patrick Buggy is listed as a brother-in-law. No details are given about Patrick’s wife, Michael’s sister. Michael’s wife was Elizabeth Fogarty who was already deceased by this time. His children Edna and James are also listed.
Manhattan, NY – 1934 Announcement has been made of the engagement of Miss Marjorie Elizabeth Buggy, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John F. Buggy of 788 Riverside Drive, to William Richardson Meagher, son of Mrs. Martin J. Meagher, of this city. Miss Buggy was graduated from the Barnard School for Girls and from Marymount College. Mr. Meagher was graduated from Fordham University in 1924, and three years later from the Fordham Law School where he is now a member of the faculty. He is with the firm Hunt, Hill and Betts. The wedding will take place in June.
Manhattan, NYC – 1898 A list of plans filed for alteration contains the entry: 11th St, n s, 240ft east of 4th Av, 16.8×100.11; John Buggy to Mary Buggy, Gift.
Brooklyn, NY – 1898 List of officers and men of the fourteenth regiment of Brooklyn who will go to Chickamauga National Military park to train for the Spanish American War. Company F, Private John Buggy.
You can read other posts containing examples found in American newspapers at US Newspaper Articles VII, US Newspaper Articles VI, US Newspaper Articles V, US Newspaper Articles IV, US Newspaper Articles III, US Newspaper Articles II and US Newspaper Articles I.
 Author Unknown, Deaths in The New York Times, 23 June 1939, p.34; Proquest Historical Newspapers http://www.proquest.com accessed 26 June 2012
 Author Unknown, Other Engagements in The New York Times, 1 January 1933, p.12; Proquest Historical Newspapers http://www.proquest.com accessed 26 June 2012
 Author Unknown, The Building Department in The New York Times, 28 December 1898, p.10; Proquest Historical Newspapers http://www.proquest.com accessed 26 June 2012
 Author Unknown, Roster of Fourteenth in The New York Times, 19 May 1898, p.6; Proquest Historical Newspapers http://www.proquest.com accessed 26 June 2012
In a list of insolvencies presented as Summer Assizes 1830 there is one entry which reads:
Michael Buggy, Walkin St, Kilkenny £0 1s. 0d.
 Author Unknown. 1830. The Presentments of the Grand Jury of the City of KIlkenny at Summer Assizes 1830. Kilkenny Denroche, p.30