The National Army Museum, London, holds a Volunteer List for 1804 in which it is hand-written: 'Kilkenny City Cavalry, 1st. Lt. Capt. Wheeler Cuffe, 31ts Oct. 1796'. The date probably refers to that on which the regiment was founded.
The Cuffe family came from Leyrath, Kilkenny. This pistol may have belonged to Sir Jonah Denny Wheeler Cuffe, created Baronet of Ireland, 1st October 1799.
Oliver Wheeler is recorded as a gunmaker in Dublin in 1772, trading in Kilkenny 1783-95.