Examination of Edward Carey

Citation: TCD, 1641 Depositions Project, online transcript January 1970
[http://1641.tcd.ie/deposition.php?depID?=810368r369] accessed Monday 25th of September 2017 12:22 PM

Dublin Core

Date: 1653-01-26
Identifier: 810368r369


1641 Deposition Item Type Metadata

County: Dublin
Deposition Type: Commonwealth
Nature of Deposition: Captivity, Multiple Killing, Words, Recognizance
Commissioners: Thomas Hooke, William Markham
Deposition Transcription:

fol. 368r

The Examjnacion of Edward Carey of Templeoge in the County of Dublin Carpenter aged thirty fowre yeares or thereabouts taken before Alderman Thomas Hooke and Mr William Markham members of the high Court of Justice appointed a Comittee for examjnacions concerning murders and massacres comitted within the Counties of Dublin and Wickloe since the xxiijth of october 1641
xxvj Januar 1652
Who beeing duely sworne and examjned deposeth and saith, That in harvest tyme 1643 hee beeing then in the towne of Great Bray within ten miles of <A> the Citty of Dublin about buying of a Millstone hee then and there saw william Beaton an Englishman and a Protestant and an other Englishman brought prisoners into the said towne of Bray by some troopers vnder the comand of one Talbott, Hee saith that hee then saw the said william Beaton brought prisoner as aforesaid to Collonell Hugh mc Phelym Byrne then in the said towne, and heard the said Beaton clayme his quarter for life which was giuen him when hee was taken prisoner which the said Hugh mc Phelym said hee should haue and enioy, Hee further deposeth that soone after James Goodman the elder of Laughlinstowne in the said County of Dublin, comeing into the said towne of Bray and seeing the said william Beaton

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Beaton there, the said Beaton said vnto him (in this examjnants heareing) I hope Mr Goodman Landlord I shall haue [ ] the said [ ] a Landlord I haue had <B> good quarter from Collonell Hugh Phelym Byrne I hope you will not bee against it, but And the said Goodman answeared with an oath, saying vnto the said Beaton you shall receaue quarter, for there shalbee fowre quarters made of you, Hee further saith that the said James Goodman (in this examjnants heareing) haueing sworne a great oath in the presence of the said Hugh mc Phelym Byrne, that hee would not goe to his dwelling house at Laughlinstowne vntill the said William Beaton were hanged, the said Hugh mc Phelym (seeing the said Goodman soe earnest) said vnto him, doe what you please with him the said Beaton, Hee further saith that the said Goodman then heareing some of the people there present bemoaneing the the said Beatons condicion, and saying that hee had wife and children hee this examjnant then heard the said James Goodman wish, that hee had the wife and children of the said Beaton there, and that they should bee <C> serued as the said William Beaton was like to bee Hee further saith that hee this examjnant heareing the said James Goodman soe earnest to hang the said William Beaton, hee immediatly went to his this examjnants house at Balligarny to fetch a

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a sheete to bury the said Beaton, (this examjnant beeing marryed before the Rebellion to th a daughter of the said Beaton) and the next <[E]> day returned to the said towne of Bray with a sheete, where this examjnant was tould that the said Beaton and the other Englishman aforesaid were hanged by direccion of the said James Goodman on a sally tree in the said towne, and afterwards buried before his returne with the said sheete, but by whom they were before hee was buried hee knoweth not, And hee further saith that at his comeing into Bray with t h a sheete as aforesaid hee was tould by some of his acquaintance there that if hee would not bee gon thence hee should bee likewise hanged because of his relation to the said Beaton, that the said James Goodman heareing that this examjnant came to him the said Beaton, the said Goodman said that if hee could catch the examjnant hee would hang him allsoe which the examjnant heareing immediatly departed from the said towne of Bray, And further hee cannott depose
Edward [mark] Cary
his marke
Tho: Hooke William Markham

The said Edward Cary is bound in one hundred pounds to giue euidence against the said James Goodman for the murder aforesaid in the high Court of Justice sitting at Dublin vppon notice left at his vsuall place of aboade at Templeoge and not to departe thence without licence of the said Court

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The examjnacion of
Edward Carey concerning
the Murther of William
Beaton comitted by
James Goodman of

Deponent Fullname: Edward Carey
Deponent Gender: Male
Deponent Occupation: Carpenter
Deponent County of Residence: Dublin
Mentioned Non-Deponent Fullnames: Hugh mc Phelym Byrne, James Goodman, william Beaton
Mentioned Non-Deponent Roles: Rebel, Rebel, Victim