Examination of Edmond Scott

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

Date: 1653-01-31
Identifier: 812333r267


1641 Deposition Item Type Metadata

County: Carlow & Killkenny
Deposition Type: Commonwealth
Nature of Deposition: Captivity, Multiple Killing
Commissioners: Arthur Bell, Richard Stephens
Deposition Transcription:

fol. 333r

The Examinacion of Edmond Scott of Balliragett gent aged forty yeares or there abouts beinge sworne & examined saith,
Saith that in the begininge of the Rebellion hee liued vnder Edmond Butler Esquire whoe was Elder brother vnto Edward Butler of Vrlingeford Esquire and liuinge in the towne of Balliraggett in the yeare forty one, there was brought six or seauen English protestants from ffreshford to Balliraggett, by the said Edward Butler and his Company, and this deponent saith that there was a litle boy amongst the prissoners about sixteene yeares of age that was goeinge to be hanged, the mother of the said boy whose name this deponent knoweth not, earnestly besought this deponent to begg for her sonns life, wherevpon this deponent went presently went to his owne house where the said Edward Butler then was, and desired that him that he would be pleased to giue the said boys life vnto this Examinant, And that hee would keepe him to be his seruant wherevpon the said Edward Butler said that he should haue the boy, and sent a toaken by this Examinant to the Marshall f rom the that was then executinge of the prissoners for to deliuer the said boy, but before this deponent could could returne to the place of Execucion the boy was handged, and this deponent being asked what Commanders was then in the towne of Balliragett aforesaid at that time saith hee knew, nor herd of noe other, but the said Edward Butler, and [ ] asked further saith not
Edmond Scott
Taken before
vs the 31: day
of January 1652
Ri: Stephens
Arthur Bell

fol. 333v

fol. 334r

fol. 334v

The Examinacion
of Edmond Scott
against Butler
brought prisoners by Ed. & his company
desired beggd of Ed: to spare the life of a boy
who was to be hanged, to be his servant
who sent a Token by hym, but
he was hanged before he came.

Deponent Fullname: Edmond Scott
Deponent Gender: Male
Deponent Occupation: Gentleman
Deponent County of Residence: Unknown
Mentioned Non-Deponent Fullnames: Edmond Butler, Edward Butler
Mentioned Non-Deponent Roles: Rebel, Rebel