Examination of Edmond mac Shane Doyne

Citation: TCD, 1641 Depositions Project, online transcript January 1970
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Date: 1653-02-14
Identifier: 815439r472


1641 Deposition Item Type Metadata

County: Queen's Co
Deposition Type: Commonwealth
Nature of Deposition: Captivity, Desecration, Multiple Killing, Stripping
Commissioners: Thomas Herbert, Thomas Richardson
Deposition Transcription:

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The Examinacion of Edmond mac Shane Doyne of Rahyn duff in the Queens County Gent aged thirty three yeares or thereabouts taken before Coll Thomas Herbert and Edward Richardson Esquire Members of the High Court of Justice sitting in Dublyn &c.
The sayd Edmond mcShane Doyn being duely sworne & examined <A> saith That in or about October 1645 being during the first Cessacion hee this deponent came along with the Vlster party that had taken the fort of Leaze vnto the Garrison of Disert in Queens County aforesaid, wayting to see what would become of Mr Barnaby Doyne his kinseman the night after hee came thither hee was within a Musquet shott from the Castle of Disert when it was stormed but saith hee had no hand in that busines being demanded what Nomber of the Rebells were there, hee this deponent saith hee beleiueth they were one thousand. being demanded who comanded in cheife what other officers were at the storme, hee saith Owen Ro o Neale was Generall & that the party being composed of men out of diuers Regiments was comanded by Collonell Richard ffarroll since called Leutenant Generall ffarroll as hee was informed by some of the soldyers then before at that seage that hee did not see Coll farrall at the tyme of the storme, but did see him an houre after at the gate of the Castle disert after most of the gentle women (about 20 in Nomber) came stript, out of the Castle, & onely two men with Mr Barnaby Doyne, who were stript likewise hee also saith that hee this deponent saw Collonell Nugent come forth <B> of the Castle with Mr Barnaby Doyne, and did see Nugent & Doyne go a byway to the garden side hoping to find Coll Farroll aforesaid there. but missing of him there, they found the sayd Coll ffarroll an houre after (being about 2 an houres within night) at the house of one Mr Bruerton a Minister, hee this deponent being then in company, where hee then saw all or most of the stript gentlewomen at which tyme Coll ffaroll comanded a guard to be sett near the dore to keep the English in the house from being murdered by the Vlster soldyers Being demanded if hee did at that or any other tyme heare Barnaby Doyne or the other stript English or other prisners charge any breach of quarter vpon the sayd Coll

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Richard ffarroll. hee this deponent saith hee did not either then or since to the best of his remembrance. being demanded if the Castle was summond before it was stormd, hee saith hee only heard Mr Ovington say so that day. & being demanded if hee saw any <C> treaty with the Castle saith hee did not. but was an Eyewitness of the storme & saw the Rebells fire the two gates with great bundles of strawe vpon the End of their pikes, as also a Turrett at a the Corner of the howse and all the lower windowes. hee also perceaud the beseiged to fire their musquetts at the Rebells & that the house being all fild with smoke the Rebells by that advantage entred. Being demanded if hee saw any of the English party kild then hee this deponent saith hee did see Major Piggott kild by 3 soldjers in a little entry without the grate doore. & was stript naked before hee was kild. hee alsoe saw the Rebells sett him with his naked & dead body to the wall, & saw them put a bible into his hands, and also heard that at that tyme (being about 2 houres within night) the Rebells, kild a great Nomber of men women & children in the sayd Castle. and that Mr Barnaby Doyn & the other gentlewomen abouemencioned came out in this deponents view came out of the Castle, <D> before the Rebells entred & about halfe an houre before major Piggott was murthered as aforesaid. being demanded if Collonel ffarroll did go into the Castle after it was taken, hee saith to the best of his knowledge, hee did not. but hee did see him in Mr Barnaby Doyns company & major Piggotts wife at mr Bruertons house as aforesaid most parte of the night in which Major Piggott was slayne. & that Major Piggotts wife & 3 of her daughters came out of the Castle, half an houre after when Barnaby Doyn came out. & that Barnaby Doyns wife & one daughter of his came out with Mrs Piggott being questioned how Longe tyme Coll ffarroll stayd in the village of Disert after the Castle i t was taken, hee saith Coll ffarroll stayd there till past midnight & that then hee marcht away to the Campe rerndezvous, where his party were, about a Musquet shott form the Castle & that next day hee marcht them all away to Stradbally, where Owen-Ro-รด-Neale was with his Army & further saith not
Edmond Doyne
This Examinacion was taken the 14 feb 1652 before vs
Tho: Herbert
Tho: Richardson

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Examinacion of Edmond mac Shane Doyn touching Leiut Generall Farrall
14 feb 52

Deponent Fullname: Edmond mac Shane Doyne
Deponent Gender: Male
Deponent Occupation: Gentleman
Deponent County of Residence: Queens County
Mentioned Non-Deponent Fullnames: Barnaby Doyne, Mr Bruerton, Major Piggott, Mris Piggott, Owen Ro o Neale, Richard ffarroll, Collonell Nugent, Mr Ovington
Mentioned Non-Deponent Roles: Victim, Victim, Victim, Victim, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Mentioned