Examination of William Sergeant

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

Date: 1652-09-10
Identifier: 826061r062


1641 Deposition Item Type Metadata

County: Cork
Deposition Type: Commonwealth
Nature of Deposition: Assault, Captivity, Multiple Killing, Robbery, Words
Commissioners: Francis Wheeler, John Clarke, Peter Wallis
Deposition Transcription:

fol. 61r


The Examinacion of William Sergeant Aged 50 yeares 10o of Sept 1652
<Sworne> saith that he Liued at Downowen Castle in the first beginning of the Rebellion, and about the 12o of March he this Examinant with 16 others (men, & women), were sent downean from the Castle by Mr Barhaim, to fetch some Corne vpon their backs, for their releefe in the said Castle! (for the enemy had a litle before taken away all the Cattle & horses) & this Examinant saith that the Irish men about 80: or 100 under Captain Ino ôg Barry Laid an Ambush and surprised them, and promised them quarter for their Liues! for the enemy & they Contended, ere they were taken, & some were wounded, among whom <A> was this Examinat! About 2 houres after he was taken Captain Barry came to them and said he would hang this Examinant the next morning & send his head to his Master for a Breakefast, about 5 or 6 daies after they were taken! this Examinant saith Nicholas Berriman that was taken with him & had quarter promised him, was hangd close by Teige ô Heas Castle; and after 15 weekes imprisonment this Examinant with the rest were exchanged. <B> And this Examinant saith there was Tho: Clarke an an e nglishman in the proteccion & keeping of Captain John Barry, whom this Examinant saith he heard was hang’d in Captain Hungerfords Chimney, And this Examinant saith that he remembreth that Teige ô Direhy, & Thomas mc Donogh ô Hea, Daniell mc Teige Murroughee, David Barry & Cormc o Daly, & John ô Wolleheane, there which some of them that tooke this Examinant & the rest

William Sargent
Examinant et Jurat coram nobis
John Clerke
ff: Wheeller
Peter Wallis

fol. 61v


{} Sergant Examinacion
the Murder of
Nicholas Berriman
Tho: Clarke
by Captain to og bary

Deponent Fullname: William Sergeant
Deponent Gender: Male
Deponent County of Residence: Cork
Mentioned Non-Deponent Fullnames: Mr Barhaim, Ino Barry, Teige , Thomas mc Donogh , Daniell mc Teige Murroughee, David Barry, Cormc o Daly, John , Teige , Captain Hungerford, Nicholas Berriman, Tho: Clarke
Mentioned Non-Deponent Roles: Mentioned, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Mentioned, Mentioned, Victim, Victim