Examination of William Kenny

Citation: TCD, 1641 Depositions Project, online transcript January 1970
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Date: 1653-11-01
Identifier: 817254r189


1641 Deposition Item Type Metadata

County: Longford & Westmeath
Deposition Type: Commonwealth
Nature of Deposition: Killing, Words
Commissioners: Thomas Richardson
Deposition Transcription:

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William Kenny of Trym in the County of Meath aged ffifty yeares or thereabouts being duely sworne and examined sayth that hee was in the Castle of Castle fforbess for some tyme during the seige there by the Irish, and was many tymes himselfe without the <A> Castle, having the Command of the watch in the seige, in which tyme hee heard Conocke mc Rosse fferrall, Murrogh mc Edmond reagh fferrall, Richard mc Connell fferrall, James mc Garratt fferrall of Corbeagh, James oge fferrall, of Moytragh, Rory mc Gerald fferrall then of Templemichaell, and others whose names hee remembreth not, boast of their hanging one James Camell a Scottish man at a windmill a musquett shott from Castle fforbes, and that they had forced an English Carpenter one John(since killed at Reconnell) to hang the said Camell, and that after they had soe hanged him they ripped vppe his body and cast him into the draw well without the Castle wall to poyson the water, And being demanded <B> whether, James mcGerald fferrall of Calvoore had any command in the said seige or any hand in the hanging of the said Camell, the said Examinant sayth that hee did not take notice of any command the said James fferrall had in the said seige, but sawe him there somtymes comming and goeing with Colonell ffrancis fferrall, but sayt And verily beleiveth that

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that the said James fferrall of Coolevoore had not any hand in the murthering of the said Camell, but sayth that the said James was one those prince principally entrusted with the Convoy of Sir John Seaton the lady fforbesse and the rest of the people in Castle fforbesse to Trym, which was punctually performed, his cause of Knowledge that hee himselfe was one of the said Convoy And further sayth not
Will. Kenny
November the first 1653.
Deposed before mee
Tho: Richardson

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Examina{cion} of william Kenny
touching James mc
Gerald fferrall of Coolevoore
& the murthering of James
Camell at Castleforbes.
Com Longford

Deponent Fullname: William Kenny
Deponent Gender: Male
Deponent County of Residence: Meath
Mentioned Non-Deponent Fullnames: Conocke mc Rosse fferrall, Murrogh mc Edmond reagh fferrall, Richard mc Connell fferrall, James mc Garratt fferrall, James oge fferrall, Rory mc Gerald fferrall, John *, James fferrall, ffrancis fferrall, James Camell, James mcGerald fferrall, John Seaton, lady fforbesse
Mentioned Non-Deponent Roles: Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Victim, Mentioned, Mentioned, Mentioned