Examination of Bryan FitzJohn Ferrall

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

Date: 1653-01-20
Identifier: 817237r179


1641 Deposition Item Type Metadata

County: Longford & Westmeath
Deposition Type: Commonwealth
Nature of Deposition: Killing, Multiple Killing
Deposition Transcription:

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20th of January 1652.
Bryan fitsJohn fferrall of Emper in the County of westmeath, (late of Ardanragh in the County of longford) gentleman, aged forty seaven yeares or thereabouts being <A> duely sworne and examined, sayth That hee hath not lived in the County of Longford since foure yeares last before the Rebellion or thereabouts, and denieth that hee was at all in the said Countye at during the tyme of the seig there, or murther of the English at the Castle of Longford, nor knoweth of his owne knowledge who were Actors in it, onely hee hath heard that one John Reignold of the County of Leytrim w and one [Heslenan] his ffoster brother were the first Actors in the said murther, which they acted vppon the body of one mr Thomas Trafford a minister there, And further sayth that hee hath credibly heard that one Connocke mc Rosse fferrall late of the Mote deceased, Lisagh mcGeralt fferrall and Rowry mc Gealt Gerald fferrall of the mote aforesaid, & Murrogh <b> mcEdm: fferrall of Reene in the said County were all Comanders of partyes in the said seige & murther, And further saith that one Richard Ledwich of Cappagh in the County of westmeath marched with a Company of ffoot to the said seige His cause of knowledge is that hee saw Edward Tuite late of Tuitston Esquire in the said County of westmeath Esquire who was then Sheriffe of the said County and with him a Company of ffoot vnder the command of Andrew buoy Tuite of Quoillian in the said County Esquire following after the said Ledwich and his companye to apprehend them or drive them out of the Countrey but the said ledwich & his Company escaped them, and

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gott to the seige at Longford, where they ioyned with the beseigers, as this Examinant hath heard, but whether they were there at the taking of the Castle <C> and murthereing of the English therein hee hath not bin credibly informed, to the best of his remembrance, nor And denieth that hee was at the Callow in the County of Longford at the tyme of the late murther there, nor knoweth the names of any that were there, nor (till now) heard any thing at all of any murther to haue bin there committed, The Examinant further sayth that hee <C> calleth to mind that hee hath credibly heard that Roger M Nangle late of Glanmore in the County of Longford gentleman had a Company vnder his command with whom hee was acting and assisting in the said seege, And further sayth not
Bryan fferrall

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Deponent Fullname: Bryan fitsJohn fferrall
Deponent Gender: Male
Deponent Occupation: Gentleman
Deponent County of Residence: Westmeath
Mentioned Non-Deponent Fullnames: John Reignold, * Heslenan, Connocke mc Rosse fferrall, Lisagh mcGeralt fferrall, Rowry mc Gerald fferrall, Murrogh mcEdm: fferrall, Richard Ledwich, Edward Tuite, Andrew buoy Tuite, Roger Nangle, Thomas Trafford
Mentioned Non-Deponent Roles: Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Victim