Deposition of Teige McMahowny

Collection: Bysse Depositions

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

Date: 1643-03-08
Identifier: 828249r334


1641 Deposition Item Type Metadata

County: Cork & Kerry
Deposition Type: Bysse
Nature of Deposition: Multiple Killing, Robbery, Stripping, Words
Commissioners: Philip Bisse, Richard Williamson
Deposition Transcription:

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Teige McMahowny late of Stradbally in the barony of Corkaguinhy in the County of kiery ye{oman} duely sworne and ex amined before vs by vertue {of} his Maiesties Comission to vs or others directed (beareing date the 5th day of March anno domini 1641) concerninge the losses robberies and spoiles since this rebellion comitted vpon the brittish and protestants within the Province of Munster as alsoe diuers others Interrogatories by the said Comission to be demanded touching the discouery of this present rebellion in Ireland he deposeth and saith
That vpon the second of february 1641 or therabouts the vndernamed persons gentlemen and free houlders in the said County (then comanding diuers companies of horse and foote) came & layed siedge to the Castle of Traly in the said County namely donnell oge mc Carty of Currins in the said County gentleman (Collonell of some forces in the said County) Teig mc dermod Carty of killallan in the said County gentleman Gerrald ffitz Gerrald of Bally mc donnell in the said County gentleman, dermod oge dingly of Balline courty in the said County gentleman Walter Hussey of Castle=Gregory in the said County gentleman Morris mc Elgott of Bally mc Elgot in the said County gentleman John mc Thomas Gerrald of Glandoyne in the said County gentleman Pierce fferretter of Ballysibill, Nicholas mc Thomas of Ballykealy in the said County gentlemen Garrett fitz Patrick Pierce of Aghavoew in the said County gentleman Edmond fitz Morrice ofin the said County Esquire, the said parties seuerally mainteined the said siedge to the said Castle with their companies, wherin ther was an English garrisson comanded by Sir Thomas Harris & the said parties with their forces haueing closely blocked vpp the said Castle they continued seidge to the same till the midle of August followeing dureing

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which time the parties within the said Castle being in number about two hundred persons young & ould through the extremity of the said siedge were driuen to eate catts & <B> doggs & dry hides and likewise diuers of the warders within the same were shot & murthered by the said beseidgers vzt Henry Jones of Traly aforesaid Michael Hugh dashwood of the same shoomaker John Barrett of the same Inkeeper Booneman of Inche in the said County gentleman Walentine Jones of the same Inkeeper Lawrence Tristram the elder Gaoler of Traly aforesaid was dureing the said siedge hanged or caused to be hanged by directions from the said parties, The said Castle being deliuered vpp vpon quarter into the hands of the said parties conditionally that the besiedged might haue their liues & goods & to be conveyed to the English quarters notwithstanding which quarter & the faithfull promisses of the said parties the beseidged were robbed & stripped by the followers & forces of the said beseidgers. This deponent hard the said parties with one comon voice at the deliuering vpp of the said Castle say that what they did in that kind as concerneing this rebellion was by directions from his Maiestie his cause of knowledge is that he was present when the said Castle was taken by the said parties whereby he came to the certaine knowledge of the said particulers. And Morrus Trauers late of Killally in the said County gentleman this day came before vs & deposed vpon the holy Evangelist that the premisses are true, his cause of knowledge is that dureing the seidge of the said Castle he liued not farr from Traly aforesaid & was likwise present when the said Castle was deliuered vpp & further the said Trauers deposed that his father

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Alexander Trauers of Killalon in the said County Esquire whoe dyed in the said Castle & likewise the said Sir Thomas Harris with other protestants that dyed dureing the said siedge were not admitted by the said besiedgers to haue Christian buryall & hard some of the popish clergy affirme that they ought rather to be buryed burned & there after throwen into the sea because they were heretckes & further they canot depose

Tei: Mahony
Marcis Trauers
Jurat fuerment coram nobs
viiijo Marty 1642
Phil: Bisse
Ric: Williamson

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Marcus Trauers
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Deponent Fullname: Teige McMahowny, Morrus Trauers
Deponent Gender: Male, Male
Deponent Occupation: Yeoman, Gentleman
Deponent County of Residence: Kerry,
Mentioned Non-Deponent Fullnames: donnell oge mc Carty, Teig mc dermod Carty, Gerrald ffitz Gerrald, dermod oge dingly, Walter Hussey, Morris mc Elgott, John mc Thomas Gerrald, Pierce fferretter, Nicholas mc Thomas, Garrett fitz Patrick Pierce, Edmond fitz Morrice, Thomas Harris, Henry Jones, Michael Hugh dashwood, John Barrett, * Booneman, Walentine Jones, Lawrence Tristram, Alexander Trauers
Mentioned Non-Deponent Roles: Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Mentioned, Victim, Victim, Victim, Victim, Victim, Victim, Victim