Examination of Alice Slabagh

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

Date: 1653-11-04
Identifier: 826228r240


1641 Deposition Item Type Metadata

County: Cork
Deposition Type: Commonwealth
Nature of Deposition: Captivity, Multiple Killing, Words
Commissioners: Francis Willoughby, Robert Meredith, William Gilbert
Deposition Transcription:

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The further examination of Alice Slabagh the late wife of Richard Slabagh of Macroome lately deceased, & daughter of Mris Elizabeth Hussie taken the fowrth day of November 1653
Whoe being sworne & examined deposeth & saith That shee lived at Macroome as tennant to the Lord of Muskery at the time mencioned in her former examination <A> & soe did also her mother Mris Hussie And saith that at the time when the said Mris Hussie with her sonn & daughter & the rest of English in her said Informacion examinacion mencioned were by direction or comand of the Lord of Muskery sent from Macroome aforesaid with a convoy towards Corke, & (as this Examinant hath heard) were soe sent away that becawse of some Informacion given to McCarthy Reagh in the said Lord of Muskery & by absence, against them; for as soone as the Lord of Muskery came home he sent Edmund McSwyny his Lordships steward to give her said mother warning to be gone the next day: Vpon which her said mother went to the said Lord of Muskery & desired to have a passe, whoe answered shee should have a passe as others had, vpon which, the Examinants mother (as shee after affirmed to her this Examinant) replied & said, that she desired that shee desired with to stay with this Examinant her daughter (being shee was not chargeable, And if shee had not his passe shee feared her Life would <B> be taken away; & that shee had as good they should kill her where shee was, as not to have his passe but be sent away without it, but his Lordship then & there (as her mother alsoe affirmed to her) answered that there were neighbours enow that should goe with her, & that he would not have wasps to sleepe in his bosom And the next morning shee & the rest went away with a convoy & were murthered near Blarny as in this Examinants said former deposicion is already expressed) by the warders of Blarny Castle, Shee farther saith that donogh ô Rearden one of the Convoy was then Ensigne to John McWilliam <2d Exam> Oge ô Rearden one of the Lord of Muskeries Captains

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<C> & is now a Torie And that John McDermott one of the Murtherers is dead: & Donogh ô Long another of the Murtherers is now turned Tory: She also saith that And shee being demanded whether shee know or heard that the Lord of Muskery punished or questioned any of the Murtherers: shee saith that <D> one of the warders of Blarny Castle namely Teige mc ffinnen (who is now absent) told her that his Lordship examined some of the murtherers, but that hee did not execute nor punish any of them for the same, And the deponent further saith that the wife of one George Smith told her that when the murtherers came from doeing the murther to him to Blarney to <E> the said Edmund mc Swynney he the said Edmund asked him some of them if they had done their worke they said they had, he replyed the like end come to the rest of English, which shee conceaues he ment & intended by the rest of the English that were alive, And the Examinant further saith that John Oakly in her former examination named was sent by direction of the Lady of Muskery with a gard from Macroome to her husband at Blarney & that he was then taken away out of the Custody of this Examinants husband & custody whoe then was Constable of Macroome & to him comitted by the said Lady of Muskery & her advisers And saith <f> that the said John Oakley being as this Examinant hath heard & beleeveth carried to his Lordship to be examined his Lordship sent him to Generall Barries Campe Where he was hanged to death: And this Examinant hath been enformed by divers of her neighbours that after the murthers of her mother & the rest the Lord of Muskery gave private direction that this Examinant should not knowe howe that her said mother & the rest were putt to death: soe as by that meanes it was long before that murther was discovered to

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her, And the more to hunder her knowing of the same, severall of the Irish came to this Examinant & vountarily sware vnto her that her mother was safely delivered at Cork & did miscarry by the way

Alice [mark] Slabagh
her mark
Deposed the day &
yere aforesaid before vs
Fr Willoughby
Rob Meredith
William Gilbert

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Alice Slabagh for the murther
of Mris Hussie & others by the
meanes of the Lord of Muskery

Deponent Fullname: Alice Slabagh
Deponent Gender: Female
Deponent Occupation: Wife
Deponent County of Residence: Cork
Mentioned Non-Deponent Fullnames: Richard Slabagh, Elizabeth Hussie, Lord of Muskery, * McCarthy Reagh, Edmund McSwyny, donogh , John McWilliam, John McWilliam Oge , John McDermott, Donogh , Generall Barrie, Lady of Muskery, Teige mc ffinnen, John Oakly
Mentioned Non-Deponent Roles: Mentioned, Victim, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Mentioned, Mentioned, Victim