Deposition of Robert Hunt

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

Identifier: 832164r159


1641 Deposition Item Type Metadata

County: Cavan
Deposition Type: Dublin Original
Nature of Deposition: Assault, Multiple Killing, Robbery, Stripping
Deposition Transcription:

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The Examination of Robert Hunt late of Curre in the County of Cauan gent taken aged 50 50 yeares or therabouts
who being duely sworne upon the holy Evangelists and examined by vertue of his oath saith that on or about the 25th of October 1641 one ffarrell mc Cahill oRely of Cashell in the County aforesaid & one ffarrell oag mc Brian oReily, of Drum Malt in the County aforesaid gent Knogher oReily of the same gent with diuers others to the number of twelue persons or thereabouts some < A > wherof had swords & some had Clubbs & other weapons came vnto this deponents land of Curre aforesaid & then & there about nine a clock of the said 25th day with force & armes did take robbe & take away with them of your supplicants goods the number of 74 Cowes melch and dry value 150 li. ster & converted them to their owne vse
This deponent further saith that about 7 daies after one Dennis mc oony o Sheridan of Murroghill Com aforesaid gent & gent & one Gilleere mc Kernan of the same gent & one Hugh buy mcMullmore m{c} Phillip oReily of Dromore Co in the parish of Kilmore and < B > County aforesaid gent. did with force & armes robbe & take awa{y} from this deponent two geldings value 10 li. ster with many par{ti}culars of this deponents goods houshould goods brasse pewt{er} etc to the the value of twenty pounds ster parte of which goo{ds} this deponente afterwards did see in the coustedy of the s{aid} parties This deponent further saith that the aforesaid {Dennis} mc ooney o Sheridan with many other of his Complices [did] as {this} deponent credibly heard was at the Robbing str ipping & kill{ing of } mur the murther, robbe, & de{prive} divers of the English protestants, namely Abraham James of Newtowne Com ffermannagh and at one Peeter Crosses house in the parish of Kilmore aforesaid. this deponents cause of Knowledge also is that one of the said Dennis his Company that was with him in the action did relate the same to him this deponent
This deponent also further saith that upon the 23d of October 1641 one

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Hugh Brady of Oughteragh Com Cavan did a great gentleman < B > of that Country did robb & take from the English Inhabitants of those parts a very great quantity of their Cattle insomuch that his the said Hughes landes were euen black ouer with the said Cattle, And he the said Hugh had to his assistants in this action one Cohonnaght mcc ffarrell boy mc Kernon of Dengin gent gent and divers others whose names he this deponent now remembreth not
< C > ffurther this deponent saith that upon the 2d of ffebruary 1641 one Robert mcEdmond Newgent of Com Westmeath gent with many others in his Company after they had assaulted the Castle of Kela belonging to Sir ffrancis Hamilton knight & could not gett it, upon their going of they murthered a woman big with child and afterwards the day aforesaid came to this deponents then house at Curre aforesaid & there finding this deponent aged mother deafe & blind for very age they did without all pitty murther her in the said house (her name was Susan Hunt) & then departed after they had destroyed this deponents Corne & some few remaining goods in his house.
And further this Examinant Cannot depose
Robert hunt
ffurther the said deponent Robert Hunt deposeth that on or about December 1641 one Mulmore mc Gerrat o Reily of Dromore Com Cauan gent & his sonne Hugh boy with seuerall others to the number of 20 persons came with force & armes to Killishandra in the aforesaid County & then & there robbed the house of one John Gardiner a protestant & killed murthered then one John Simpson & wounded seuverall others in & about the said house, This did the said Mulmore relate after a boasting manner to this deponent who further deposeth not
Robert hunt

Deponent Fullname: Robert Hunt
Deponent Gender: Male
Deponent Occupation: Gentleman
Deponent County of Residence: Cavan
Mentioned Non-Deponent Fullnames: ffarrell mc Cahill oRely, ffarrell oag mc Brian oReily, Knogher oReily, Dennis mc oony o Sheridan, Gilleere mc Kernan, Hugh buy mcMullmore m{c} Phillip oReily, Hugh Brady, Cohonnaght mcc ffarrell boy mc Kernon, Robert mcEdmond Newgent, Mulmore mc Gerrat o Reily, Abraham James, Peeter Crosse, ffrancis Hamilton, Susan Hunt, John Gardiner, John Simpson
Mentioned Non-Deponent Roles: Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Victim, Victim, Victim, Victim, Victim, Victim