Deposition of Hugh Croker

Collection: Bysse Depositions

Citation: TCD, 1641 Depositions Project, online transcript January 1970
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Dublin Core

Date: 1642-12-09
Identifier: 820056r041


1641 Deposition Item Type Metadata

County: Waterford
Deposition Type: Bysse
Nature of Deposition: Captivity, Desecration, Words
Commissioners: Philip Bisse, Richard Williamson
Deposition Transcription:

fol. 56r

Capteine Hugh Croker of Capp Quin in the parish of lysmore and barony of Cosemore & Cosebridy & within the County of Waterford Esquire high sheriffe of the said County duely sworne & examined before vs by vertue of &c deposeth and saith That on or aboute the first of November last the deponent meeting at Capp Quin aforesaid with Marmaduke one Margrett the wife of Marmaduke Shaft of Clonmell Inkeeper aforesaid & Margrett the wife of Randall Shaft of the same were surprized & both which were kepte prisoners at Clonmell aforesaid & being after wards ransomed came before this deponent they & both of them vpon their oathes confessed to this deponent that to their owne knowledge the rebells at Clonmell aforesaid in a barbarous & prophane maner digged vpp the bones of the English and protestants buryed in the Church & Church yard of the said Towne Clonmell aforesaid & gathered them together & afterwards burnt them, but such fresh corpes of protestants as was were not throughly rotten they digged them out of their graues as namely the corpes of one Mr Gwin a minsiter & afterwards threwe them into a ditch & newe consecrated their church againe & further he deposeth not
Hugh Croker
Jurat coram nobis
9o Dec: 1642
Phil: Bisse
Ric: Williamson

fol. 56v

The examination of
Capteine Hugh Croker

Deponent Fullname: Hugh the elder Croker
Deponent Gender: Male
Deponent Occupation: Captain
Deponent County of Residence: Waterford
Mentioned Non-Deponent Fullnames: Marmaduke Shaft, Randall Shaft, Margrett Shaft, Margrett Shaft, Mr Gwin
Mentioned Non-Deponent Roles: Mentioned, Mentioned, Victim, Victim, Victim