Examination of Richard ffepps

Citation: TCD, 1641 Depositions Project, online transcript January 1970
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Date: 1653-08-13
Identifier: 826241r252


1641 Deposition Item Type Metadata

County: Cork
Deposition Type: Commonwealth
Nature of Deposition: Captivity, Multiple Killing, Words
Commissioners: John Baker, John Harding, Thomas Waring
Deposition Transcription:

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<symbol> Richard ffepps of Bandon in the County of Corke Tanner (an English protestant) aged thirtie three yeres or thereabouts sworne & examined deposeth & saith That in or about the moneth of December now last past he this deponent bein was present in & att the high Court of Justice at Corke, when the an English woman whoe to his remembrance was the wife of one StrStringer of the Citty of Corke, deposed before Justice Donnellan the Lord of Broghill & others <A> the Commissioners in that behalf authorized that one William Mewden an Englishman was hanged to death on a gallowes built by McCartie Reoghe within the sight of his Castle, and by he the said McCartie in the first yere of the Rebellion & that shee was to have been hanged also with the said Mewden but that the old Ladie Muskeryes mother to the said McCarty Reogh sent for her from the gallowes & saved her exclaymeing much against the said McCarty Reoghe for that bloody fact & saying that neither his father nor granfather in any former warr putt to death any of the Englishe or words to that purpose to this deponents now best remembrance. The deponent further saith that in th or about the first yere of the Rebellion John Phipps this deponents owne brother Liuing goeing from his howse in Bandon into the Barrony of Ibane Carbry was there surprised & carred away by one <B> John oge ô Crowley of the Barony of Ibane gent or Bragharoe gent nere the w arners howse & his souldiers Complices which said John oge ô Crowley from thence carried him to his owne howse & kept him there for the space of certeine dayes as this deponent hath credibly heard

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& doth verely beleeve And that afterwards the said John ô Crowley carried him out of the <C> Lyne of the Land vndertaken to be protected by Sir Roger ô Shaghness to a plac for safety of the English, vnto a place called Manch where McCartie Reogh Campe was, & that as he brought him back againe from thence divers of the Irish Rebells mett with him & enquired of the said John oge what newes he had, And that He answered All the news he could tell him was that hee could wish for one that would hang him the said John Phipps, saying he would give his cloths to any man that would vndertake to doe it, for he could not doe it himselfe becawse he left Lived within the protected <D> quarters & was affrayd it would be heard of. And that therevpon one John McDonoghe one of McCartie Reoghs souldjers of the Barrony of Carbry offered to doe it for his cloths the next morninge but the said John ogs answere was he should not have the cloths vnles he would hang him the next morning vpon which one Dermott ô Maghery another of McCarties Reoghs souldjers engaged himself that the said John mcDonogh should hang him the next morning for his clothes, And that accordingly the next morning the said John mcdonogh hanged him accordingly: And further saith that although he this deponent was not present nor saw with his owne eyes the wicked act aforesaid yet he is assured in his conscience that all that is before related is true, for he d And the deponent wel knoweth that he lost his said brother at the same tyme & hath as much certenty that he was putt to death in manner as aforesaid as any man can expect from the mowths of honest people esteemed to be honest as Lieut Samuell Brown of Bandon Mahoone ô Bowick of kiloobriton P Donnogh Coghlan Teige of the parrish of knockbrogan & Teige Ô Maghan of the parrish of Morrogh & Dermott ô Magheny alias Neeney_______________ whoe

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have been formerly examined at Corck & Bandon as this deponent beleeveth concerning the premises

Rich: ffepps
Deposed the 13th of August 1653
Tho: Waring
Joh. Harding
John Baker

Deponent Fullname: Richard ffepps
Deponent Gender: Male
Deponent Occupation: Tanner
Deponent County of Residence: Cork
Mentioned Non-Deponent Fullnames: * Stringer, Justice Donnellan, Lord of Broghill, William Mewden, John Phipps, * McCartie Reoghe, John oge , John McDonoghe, Samuell Brown, Mahoone , Donnogh Coghlan, Teige ԠMaghan, Dermott , Ladie Muskery, Roger
Mentioned Non-Deponent Roles: Witness, Mentioned, Mentioned, Victim, Victim, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Witness, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Mentioned, Mentioned