Examination of Richard Harris

Citation: TCD, 1641 Depositions Project, online transcript January 1970
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Date: 1642-05-20
Identifier: 813030r016


1641 Deposition Item Type Metadata

County: Kildare
Deposition Type: Examination
Nature of Deposition: Killing, Words
Commissioners: George Wentworth
Deposition Transcription:

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The examinacion of Richard Harris Serieant to Captain Stutfeild taken before me this xxth of May 1642
<L> Being sworne & examined saith That he was by Captain Jones (then neere to Allen) sent with a note to the dwelling house of one Morris fitzGarrett of Allen to knowe whether Morris fitzGarret was at home or noe, & whether he was for the King and kept that Castle for his Maiesty or noe and that if he would come out vnto him vpon the word of a gentleman hee should receave noe preiudice, And as hee was drawing neere vnto the said house with the said note in his hands, about halfe a Muskett shott of the doore being shutt, hee sawe of each side the doore a Musketeer; with their Muskets presented, the one whereof had his Match lighted, cocked, and the panne guarded, who twice bid him twice stand, and the third tyme told him if hee would not hee would shoute him, <M> wherevpon from the topp of the Castle they bid hee should some come neere, and the Wicket being open he came within the bawne the two Musketeers marching along with him, and coming to a heape of stones as hee was directed, they tooke his note and carried it into the house from whence hee was told, that Morris fizt Garrett was not within, & that neither hee nor his wife had beene there of a moneth; ffurther saith that they would give him noe Answer, yet at length one John Harrison told him he should haue an answer in wryting (which after hee had) deliuering it to Captain Jones: And further demaunded that they should open the gates and receave the <N> Kings army in, at which the man that formerly presented the Musket at him, told him hee had noe warrant for it, and if they came thither at their perills be it, wishing him to leaue the Cowes and sheepe alone that were vpon the Bogg, and in a ieasting manner telling him that Sir Charles Coote with two other Comanders were slayne, ffurther asking howe strong they marched, to which this Examinant replyed not aboue 500, And further saith that when the said John Harrison came downe out of the castle vnto him hee had his Bandeleers about him, his Musket in his hands and match lighted at both ends,
Richard [mark] Harris
his marke
G: Wentworth

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20 May 1642
The examinacion of
Richard Harris
Rec 21 May 1642

Deponent Fullname: Richard Harris
Deponent Gender: Male
Deponent Occupation: Sergeant
Deponent County of Residence: Kildare
Mentioned Non-Deponent Fullnames: Captain Stutfeild, Captain Jones, Morris fitzGarrett, John Harrison, Charles Coote
Mentioned Non-Deponent Roles: Mentioned, Mentioned, Mentioned, Confederate, Victim