Examination of Catherine Edwards

Citation: TCD, 1641 Depositions Project, online transcript January 1970
[http://1641.tcd.ie/deposition.php?depID?=815138r226] accessed Monday 25th of September 2017 04:09 PM

Dublin Core

Identifier: 815138r226


1641 Deposition Item Type Metadata

County: Queen's Co
Deposition Type: Dublin Original
Nature of Deposition: Assault, Killing, Robbery, Stripping
Commissioners: Henry Kinnitty
Deposition Transcription:

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The examinacion of Catherin Edwards of Cather Lagh taken vpon oath before mee Henry Kinitty one of the Justices of peace for the prouince of Leinster this 17th day of September:
This Examinantt being duly sworne saith that aboute the begining of the warrs, in the yeare 1641. shee Liued att Kilrush neere Ballinykill in the Queenes County vntill the said Ballynykill was made a Garryson by the Lord Ridgway; then this said examinantt forr feare of her Life, shee haueing bin stript, a little before att the said Kilrush, Left that <A> place, & went to the aforesaid Ballinykill to Liue, [ & that ] together with a sister of hers, by name Elizabeth Edwards whoe Liued with this said examinantt att the aforesaid Kilrush; & that soone after this examinantt & her sister comeing to the said Ballinykill the Garrison forces went abroade in the Country a bo to Ralis aboute a mile from the said Ballinykill to fetch some Corne that was there into theire owne Garrison of Ballinykill aforesaid; which said forces was Comaunded by the said Lords sonn Capt William Ridgway, with whome this examinantt & her said sister & seuerall other weomen & men that Liued in the said Garrison; went to helpe to fetch the said Corne, & before as they were breakeing the stacks of Corne, they were sett vpon by the Ireish whoe Comaunded them this examinantt knoweth nott, whether Co the Lord of Moungarratt or Capt William Dempsy. butt the said Ireish sett vpon the said forces & the people of the Garrison that went with them. & killed & wounded many of them amongst whome this examinantts sister was killed very desperatly wounded att that place, & presently after this busines was ou e r the said Capt Ridgway sent out of his said Garryson of Ballynykill a Company of foote to fetch those off; that was killed & wounded: & when said souldiers came amongst the deade people they found this examinantts siste{r} aliue but desperatly wounded insoemuch that they gaue her ouer & neuer drest her att all butt carryed her to the said Ballynykill; & shee not be quite deade sould her sister & the rest that weare aboute her that the man thatt had soe wounded her: shee had giuen him many <B> a good meale meate & named one William MHurraghan whoe heareing that this said Elleiz: Edwards was carryed off; aliue & shee laied two dayes after, did say that he was sorry for nothing that he had don that day but that he had not made an end of that english whore meaneing the said Elizabeth & further this examinant saith notting
The marke [mark] of Catheri{ne} Edwards
Deposed before mee the day & yeare aboue written
Hen: Kinittie

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Examination of Catherin Edwards against John Harahan that killed Eliz Edwards


Deponent Fullname: Catherin Edwards
Deponent Gender: Female
Deponent County of Residence: Queens County
Mentioned Non-Deponent Fullnames: Lord Ridgway, Elizabeth Edwards, Lord of Mountgarratt, William Dempsy, William Hurraghan
Mentioned Non-Deponent Roles: Mentioned, Victim, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel