Examination of Dorothy Billings re Danyell Ferrall

Citation: TCD, 1641 Depositions Project, online transcript January 1970
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Date: 1654-03-10
Identifier: 818239r214


1641 Deposition Item Type Metadata

County: Wexford
Deposition Type: Commonwealth
Nature of Deposition: Killing, Robbery
Commissioners: John Walker, Richard Neale
Deposition Transcription:

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The examinacion of Dorothy Billings wife to Thomas Billings souldyer aged fiftie yeares or thereabouts taken vpon oath Concerning the foresaid Danyell fferrall of Eniscorthy gent
The Examinant saith that in December 1649: this Deponent dwelt in the castle of Eniscorthy as a seruant to Capt Thomas Todd then gouernor thereof in the behalfe of the english interest, And that vpon a Saturday at night a forthnight before Christmas in that yeare 1649: the said Daniell fferrall with seauerall others being then an Inhabitant in Eniscorthy towne with diuers others in his Companie came & betraied the castle of Eniscorthy (hauing hired some of the said Capt Todds souldyers, that were <o> then in the said castle to betray the same Into which castle the said fferrall being entered, Demanded of Capt Todd, if hee would take quarter which he denyed to doe whereuppon he the said Todd was murthered by the said fferrall & them that came with him, whose Names were John and william English two men of the Bourkes, one Synnot, (whose christian name the deponent knowes not) who wants some of his fingers of one of his handes, In which castle the said fferrall continued as gouernor thereof, and was called Captaine by the Rogues that were with him, And the deponent further saith that the said Captaine Todd, had seauen wounds one in his throat, & three in his breast, The Deponents cause of knowledge apperes in that she was seruant to the said Capt: Todd & for that she laid him in his winding sheet before he was buryed, & did heare him the said fferrall saluted by the people of Eniscorthy that came to see him by the title of Captaine fferrall and further saith that the said fferrall, & his Company did plunder & take away to their owne vse all the goods that bellonged to this deponents master the said Capt Todd and further saith not &c
Dorothy Billings
her [mark] marke
Sworne before vs the
10th of March 1653
Richard Neale John walker

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Deponent Fullname: Dorothy Billings
Deponent Gender: Female
Deponent Occupation: Wife
Deponent County of Residence: Wexford
Mentioned Non-Deponent Fullnames: Thomas Billings, Danyell fferrall, william English, John English, * Synnot, Thomas Todd
Mentioned Non-Deponent Roles: Mentioned, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Victim