Examination of Nicholas Buckley

Citation: TCD, 1641 Depositions Project, online transcript January 1970
[http://1641.tcd.ie/deposition.php?depID?=811241r164] accessed Monday 25th of September 2017 04:20 PM

Dublin Core

Date: 1653-10-20
Identifier: 811241r164


1641 Deposition Item Type Metadata

County: Wicklow
Deposition Type: Commonwealth
Nature of Deposition: Arson, Multiple Killing, Words
Commissioners: H Markham, Timothy Avery
Deposition Transcription:

fol. 241r

The examination of Nicholas Buckley of Thomastreet Dublin Clothier aged about fforty yeres wh taken at Dublin the xx [j] th of October 1653
Whoe being duly sworne & examined deposeth & saith that about the Midst of March next after the begining of the present Rebellion he this deponent was in the towne of Holliwood in the County of wickloe where this deponent sawe one Jane fflood (whose husband Phillip fflood was formerly run from her <A> to the Irish Rebells) t walk vp & downe the place in some anger for that shee saw the Regiment of ffeogh ô Toole then in that towne, And then & there in this Deponents sight & pass hearing shee grew into such passion that shee fr vttered theis wordes (to this deponents best remembrance) vizt I will goe to my brother fflood (meaneing Anthony fflood) to Harristowne, & make him burne the towne & burne all the Rogues that keepe it, & vsed other bitter tearmes against the Irish Rebells, wherevnto one John Murfie of the same towne of Holliwood (whoe was present & heard her wordes) sayd vnto her, you will doe so at last, And therevpon addressing his speech to an Irish Captain (then present, said Take her away till wee putt some of our goodes away for this fflood shee speaks of, will come <B> & vndoe us, meaneing himself & the rest of the Irish Rebells, what shall wee doe with her, answered that Captain, shee is not able to goe with us for wee intend to goe tenn miles this night wherevpon ffelim Murfy of Holliwood aforesaid father to the said John Murfy (being present) said I will vndertake

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vndertake to send her home to her owne howse at the Naas soe as she shall doe you noe hurte vpon which one Morgan Donnell of Hollywood aforesaid (being then also present) said, what is she good for, her husband had rather then one hundred pownds that <D> shee were out of the way Att which wordes the said Irish Captain said Landlord (meaneing the said ffelim Murfy) I wilbe soe bould as have this woman from you & send her to her husband (whoe was then a Lieutenant vnder Captain Clandonnell) but the said Morgan Donnell then further said, take her away, kill her, burne her, or doe what you will with her and never troble her husband with her, her husband is not at home, The Captaine againe answered I will send her to her husband & will not cawse a souldiers wife to be putt away till I send her to himself & him lett him doe what he will with her: At which wordes the mother of John Murfy aforenamed begged vpon her knees for the woman but the Captain would not deliver her, but in this deponents presence carried her away about a Mile & a halfe towardes <D> Captain Clandonnells Campe in a wood where shee was hanged either that night or the next day as this deponent hath credibly heard, & verely beleeveth the report to be true the rather becawse one Sarah her foster mother about three days after said shee knew her to be hanged, would goe bury her & carried a winding sheete vnto her which the deponent sawe & he alsoe saw the said Sarah when shee retourned, whoe averred shee had not only buried the said Jane fflood, which was soe hanged as aforesaid but also an English Miller which <D> Captaine Clandonnells souldjers had hanged vpon one tree And the deponent further saith that the said John Murfie Morgan Donnell now Liveth in Harristowne & the said in the Countie of Kildare & the said John Murfie is is now or lately was in prison at Mr Welshes howse near Wintavernegate in Dublin & the said Sarah is since dead, & the said Irish Captaine is since killed by the English forces And

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And the said Phelim Murfy father of the said John Murfy is now also dead
Nicholas Buckleys [mark] mark
Deposed vnto this
xxjth of October
H Markham
Timothie Averie

acknowledge Recognizance of 100 li. to appear

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The examjnacion of
Nicholas Bulkely
John Murphy and
Morgan Donnell for

Melaghlyn ô Conallon at Newland in the Co: Kildare
Margarett ô Conallon at { }hall Co Kildare
John Harolod [ ] in Kilkenny Taylor

Deponent Fullname: Nicholas Buckley
Deponent Gender: Male
Deponent Occupation: Clothier
Deponent County of Residence: Dublin
Mentioned Non-Deponent Fullnames: Jane fflood, Phillip fflood, John Murfie, ffelim Murfy, ffeogh , Morgan Donnell, Captain Clandonnell, Anthony fflood, Sarah *, Mr Welshe, Melaghlyn , Margarett , John Harolod
Mentioned Non-Deponent Roles: Victim, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Mentioned, Mentioned, Mentioned, Mentioned, Mentioned, Mentioned