Examination of Elizabeth Fitzgerrald

Citation: TCD, 1641 Depositions Project, online transcript January 1970
[http://1641.tcd.ie/deposition.php?depID?=816278r174] accessed Monday 25th of September 2017 02:59 PM

Dublin Core

Date: 1653-02-17
Identifier: 816278r174


1641 Deposition Item Type Metadata

County: Meath
Deposition Type: Commonwealth
Nature of Deposition: Killing, Robbery, Words
Commissioners: Cad: Wynne, Thomas Dancer, William Meredith
Deposition Transcription:

fol. 278r

The Examinacion of Mrs Elizabeth ffitz Gerrald, wife to Mr William ffitz Gerrald of Tristernagh. aged forty six yeares or thereabouts taken ffebruary 17th 1652
Who being duely sworne and Examined; deposeth and sayth that vpon the 10th ffebruary 1641 Captain Andr. Whight, Captain Christopher Hollywood, & one then called by them father ffather Browne, whome this deponent since found to be one Colonell Dowde, with six foot more in theire Commpany come vnto the house and dwelling of John Ware esquire at Castle Towne=Moylagh, in the County of Meath <A> pretending at first to the said John Ware that they come to see him, hee the said Ware Entertaineing them very civilly, & they haueing not bin aboue an houre in the house be but that the said Whight and Holliwood began to picke quarrells with the said John Ware which this deponent observeing, advised the said Ware privately to begon to Sir Luke ffitz Gerrald, for that she did not like the condicion of theire passages but the said Ware answered her; Thou foolish woman I would trust them had I a thousand liues, and soone after the said John Ware accompanied the said Whight, Hollywood, & Dowd, with the rest of their Company into the Court of his owne Howse where at his one Stable dore, The said John Ware was shott and killed, by one Hugh Dun; according to the direccions of the said Whight or and Hollywood, as this deponent was Informed. And shee further deposeth, that being told by Katherine Conner, one of her servants that the said Hollywood was levelling at her this Examynent to shoot her, and that if shee did not make hast away away her dayes were ended [ ] therevpon this Examinant Made her escape ouer the dead Corps of the said Ware

fol. 278v

And this Examinant likewise deposeth that presently after her departure from her said house The Company that murdered the said Ware broke Open the Stable dore and stole away out of the said stable about seaven good horses with theire ffurniture And further this Examinant cannot depose
Eliza: Fitz Gerald
Taken before vs the 17th of ffebru: 1652
William Meredith
Cad: Wynne
Thomas Danser

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fol. 279v


The Examinacion of Eliz fitzGerald of Tristernaugh
Against Andr White
Christopher Hollowood
& Col Dowd alias Ja: Brown
for murder of John Ware
White & Holliwood came to his house began to pick quarrills
yet ware brought them out of his house
att his stable doore was shott by their direction

Deponent Fullname: Elizabeth ffitz Gerrald
Deponent Gender: Female
Deponent Occupation: Wife
Deponent County of Residence: Meath
Mentioned Non-Deponent Fullnames: William ffitz Gerrald, Andrew Whight, Christopher Hollywood, Colonell alias Father Browne Dowde, Hugh Dun, John Ware, Luke ffitz Gerrald, Katherine Conner
Mentioned Non-Deponent Roles: Mentioned, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Victim, Mentioned, Mentioned