Deposition of Margrett Taylor

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

Date: 1643-04-21
Identifier: 815361r414


1641 Deposition Item Type Metadata

County: Queen's Co
Deposition Type: Dublin Original
Nature of Deposition: Arson, Multiple Killing, Robbery, Stripping, Words
Commissioners: Henry Brereton, John Sterne, John Watson
Deposition Transcription:

fol. 361r

<Intw> Margrett the wiffe Relict of Thomas Taylor late of Mountrath in the Queens County sworne & examined deposeth & saith That since the examinacion of the said Tho: Taylor her husband was taken wherein hee expressed his losses by meanes of the Rebellion to bee xxx li. Hee the said Tho: Taylor dyed And since his death was slaine by the Rebells And further saith That since his death this deponent this deponent deponent was deprived robbed and dispoyled of Cattle horses howshold goods debts hay the proffitts of her leas, and hadd 4 howses burned with fier by the Rebells: By which shee hath lost & is dampnified with the 30 li. aforesaid the sume of ffowrscore & tenn powndes sterling: And further saith that the Rebells that burnd the said howses, Likewise burned the most part of the protestants howses in the parrish of Clonenah & killd all the protestant men women and Children that they could fynd; & were theis that follow vizt <A> Florence ffitzpatrick of Ossery in the Queens County & Captain of Rebells & his wiffe which wiffe exacted x li. from one Mris Nicholson to procure for her & her husband a saffe conduct from their howse to the fort of Leix & she vndertakeing it sent them away with a Convoy: which Convoy together with other bloudie villaines that mett with them by the way sett vpon the said Nicholson & his wife & first stript & after slew & murthered them & <B> brought back to the said wiffe of the said fflorence ffitzpatrick all their apparell till it came to his bootes vpon receipt whereof shee publiquely found fault with & blamed those murtherous Rebells in these words vizt: you Roagues why did you not bring her grease from her with you aswell as the apparell (she the said Mris Nicholson being a very fatt & heavie woman) Thereby as this deponent conceiving not reproveing but rather allowing their bloudy & barbarous actions but & repineing that they had not ripped vpp and opened the fatt gentlewomans bodie and taken from her fatt or grease that she the said Mris ffitzpatrick might have made benefite thereof: And the other parties robbers & knowne Rebells were theis alsoe viztLord <C> of Vpper Ossery & the tennants souldjers servants and complicees of them the said fflorence ffitzpatrick & of the said Lord of Upperossery whose names she cannott expresse
Signum predictæ [mark] Margaretæ Tailor
Jur 21o Apr 1643
Joh Watson
John Sterne
Hen: Brereton

Deponent Fullname: Margrett Taylor
Deponent Gender: Female
Deponent Occupation: Widow
Deponent County of Residence: Queens County
Mentioned Non-Deponent Fullnames: Thomas Taylor, Florence ffitzpatrick, Mris ffitzpatrick, Lord of Vpper Ossery, Mris Nicholson
Mentioned Non-Deponent Roles: Victim, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Victim