Elvis Presley's great grandfather document offered in Dublin

A legal documenting relating to Elvis Presley's great-great-great-great-grandfather, William Presley, is to auction at Whyte's.

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Elvis Presley's grandfather left Ireland for New Orleans in 1775

William Presley was a farmer in Shillelagh, County Wicklow, Ireland but left for America in 1775.

Part of the reason for the move may have been a vicious assault against him earlier that year.

The document records William's statement that a group of local men: "Violently Insulted, Assaulted, Beat and abused Deponent with Whips and fists,... battered and abused him.

"Some Swearing they would have his life."

The lot is valued at $565-791 ahead of the May 14 sale in Dublin.

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