Deposition of William Holland

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

Date: 1642-09-13
Identifier: 834159r127


1641 Deposition Item Type Metadata

County: Louth & Monaghan
Deposition Type: Dublin Original
Nature of Deposition: Multiple Killing, Robbery, Stripping, Words
Commissioners: John Sterne, John Watson, William Aldrich
Deposition Transcription:

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[Copy at fols 55r-55v, 57r]


William Holland of Glasloghe in the Countie of Monoghan gent sworne and examined deposeth and saith That in or about the begining of the month of Nouember last 16412 Hee this deponent was by the Rebells hereafter in that behalf mencioned expelled from deprived robbed or otherwise dispoyled of his the possion rents and proffitts of his freehold Lands att Glassloughe aforesaid worth xxv li. per annum: one yeres proffitt being already lost and he is like to be deprived of and loose the future proffits thereof untill a peace be setled And of horses and Mares worth xxx li. beasts and Cattle worth 106 li. Corne in the yard worth Lxxx li. Corne in the ground worth xlviij li. Howshold stuff worth xxv li. at least Ready monie three score and tenn pownds sheepe worth vj li. ix s. And this deponent hath lost in debts by some parties that are in Rebellion & by others that are Robbed and are thereby disabled to make satisfaccion amounting in all to the sume of lxxiiij li. <690 li. 8 s. 4 d. 25 li. per annum> xix s. iiij d. And th further saith that the parties that are soe indebted vnto him & that carry armes [ ] & comitt outrages <a> with the Rebells are theis that follow vizt Brian mc Redmond mc Mawghan of Munmorry in the said County gent Hugh mc Coc onagh e mc Kenna of Ballinahone in the same County gent Owen mc Cormuck mc Kenna of the Barrony of Troowgh: Aidan Trene r Trener of Donaghe in the same County gen Patrick ô Hugh and James ô Hughe of Tilleden in the same County farmers And further sayth that the parties Rebells that soe as aforesaid deprived robbed and dispoyled this deponent of his said meanes and goodes were and <b> are theis that follow vizt Neile mc Kenna of the Barro{ny} of Troowgh aforesaid Esquire Shane oge mc Kenna his brother a notorious wicked rebell & the said Brian mc Redmond Mc Maughan; Turlogh oge ô Neile brother to Sir Phelim ô Neile knighte Brian Roe ô Kelly of Leeke in the same County farmer, Owen mc Redmond mc Maghowne of Munmor{ry} in the same County gent Hugh mc Coconagh mc Kenna of Ballinehone in the same County gent: And further sayth

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<A> That the other parties hereafter named are alsoe actors in the presente Rebellion & that have carryed armes and done and Committed divers cruelties and outrages with and for and amongst the other <a> Rebells are theis that follow vizt the said Sir Phelim ô Neile knighte <c> Art Art Roe mc [ ] Patrick mc Art Moile mc Maghan of the towne and County of Monoghan Esquire Hugh mc Patrick Duffe mc Maghan of nere Castleblany gent Coll mc Brian now of Carrick mc Crosse in the same County Esquire Brian mc Hughe mc Rosse mc Maghan & his brother Patrick mc Hughe mc Coconogh mc Kenna & Brian his brother both sonns to the said Hughe Coconagh: James mc Cormuck mc Kenna of Troough gentleman Neile Derrick mc Quade of the vpper Troughe and his 2 sonns Phelim mc Quade & his twoe sonns Patrick Boy mc Quade of the same Patrick Moder mc Quade of the same, Neile mc Court of the same whoe with the assistance of some other Rebells threwe Cornett Clenton and his granch he being blynd & 80 yeres old into and his granchild into a River betweene Glaslough and Kinnard & haveing first stripped them then and there drowned them both Patrick mc Owen oge mc ill Roory of the vpper Trowgh & his 2 sonns & divers others, which twelve persons rebells last named & divers other Rebells, whose names he cannott now Remember about the last of Aprill last 1642 gathered together to about 12 protestantes of the English and Scottes out of the towne of Glasloughe and most barbarously killed some of them on the land & drowned the rest in the water; Brian <d> mc Owen Beddy mc Kenna of Glaslogh aforesaid a most cruell & bloudy murtherer & not only guiltie of the Masacre and crueltie aforesaid but of divers other bloudy cruelties Neile ô Loan of the vpper Trowgh aforesaid farmer, Shane And that the said Shane oge mc Kenna that bloudy murtherer whoe comanded Donnoghe mc [o ] Nally & Patrick oge mc Owen mc Trener to kill ancient Peirce & Mr Ambrose Blany & many others & they did the same accordingly & pursued this deponent and his brother twoe nightes to haue slayne them: but they very strangly & narrowly

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escaped them) Brian oge mc Edmund Vally of ô Hughe of dwelling vpon the landes of Tirlogh oge o Neile of Esquire whoe & his company hanged Mr James Maxwell & Mr Hugh Acklin & his sonn and Mr Henry Cowell & drowned many others amounting to a great number vnder pretence of a warrant from Turloghe oge ô Neile) Patrick oge ô Hughe servant to Turlogh oge ô Neile, which Patrick slew divers protestantes by his owne confession Saying he had a warrant soe to doe from the said Turloghe oge ô Neile, Loughlin oge mc Kenna & his sonn both Brian both of the vpper Trowgh aforesaid William Clenton of <B> the same farmer 3 notorious Rebells And further saith that there were drowned at the Curr bridge betweene Glaslogh and Tynan in the County of Armaghe one hundreth and ffortie protestants besides a great numbers drowned at port a downe, and at Blackwater bridge in the same Com all first being stript naked, and after being cast on & left on the shore lay there till the doggs & Ravenous creatures devowred them: & some of their flesh or bones remaine there still And further sayth That amongst the rest that were soe drowned one Scottish man was fownd on his knees holding vp his handes in a kynd of a Religious posture of prayer vnder the water and thick Ice Through which Ice (they being very clere) many discerned him & amongst the rest this deponent to his grate admirac i on sawe and knew him plainly He being named James Rowin & was one that had beene lately plowman to this deponents brother, the time when he saw him being in Christmas last And further sayth that one Mris Johnson haveing a passe from Sir Phelim ô Neile to come from Glaslogh vnto Dundalk hyred 3 men vizt B the said Brian mc Owen Beddy mc Kenna & Neile mc Court & Patrick mc Trener to Convoy her along: But they hadd noe sooner brought her a little more then half a myle from the towne of Glaslogh but they suddenly stript and murthered her: & theire she lay till
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That Sir Phelim o Neal would have had one Turlogh o Neal (the grandchild of Turlugh Legnagh) to have take{n} that Title of Erle of Tyrone which he refuseing and professing the loyalty which he had sworne to the Crowne of England {the}said Sir Phelim threatned to burne his house if he would not joyne with them


dogges eate some part of her: & then at length one was hyred to bury her becawse she layd in the high way And further saith that the Comon sorte of the Rebells often gaue out in wordes that they ô Neile shold bee their kinge & that they wold have noe more of thenglish lawes vsed amongst them and that they wold not by any meanes either suffer english or Scotish to be amongst them: And this deponent observed from tyme to tyme that the Eng women Rebells were more Cruell then the men & this deponent was in formed by one Nicholas Owens Agen t to the Rebells that the Cow very Cowboyes at nere Kilcurrey mett an old Scottish man: & tyed a rope about his neck & strang drew him a long vntill they strangled him to death And that some yong little boys of the Rebells meeting in the way with a little Scottish boy stabbed him with their knyves skeanes & killd him

William Hollands
Jur xiijo Septembr
Joh Watson
Will: Aldrich
John Sterne

Deponent Fullname: William Holland
Deponent Gender: Male
Deponent Occupation: Gentleman
Deponent County of Residence: Monaghan
Mentioned Non-Deponent Fullnames: Brian mc Redmond mc Mawghan, Owen mc Cormuck mc Kenna, Aidan Trener, Patrick , James , Neile mc Kenna, Shane oge mc Kenna, Turlogh oge , Phelim , Brian Roe , Owen mc Redmond mc Maghowne, Hugh mc Coconagh mc Kenna, Art Roe mc Patrick mc Art Moile mc Maghan, Hugh mc Patrick Duffe mc Maghan, Coll mc Brian, Brian mc Hughe mc Rosse mc Maghan, Patrick mc Hughe mc Coconogh mc Kenna, Brian *, Hughe Coconagh, James mc Cormuck mc Kenna, Neile Derrick mc Quade, Phelim mc Quade, Patrick Boy mc Quade, Patrick Moder mc Quade, Neile mc Court, Patrick mc Owen oge mc ill Roory, Brian mc Owen Beddy mc Kenna, Neile , Shane oge mc Kenna, Donnoghe mc Nally, Patrick oge mc Owen mc Trener, Brian oge mc Edmund Vally , Tirlogh oge o Neile, Patrick oge , Loughlin oge mc Kenna, Phelim , Brian mc Owen Beddy mc Kenna, Neile mc Court, Patrick mc Trener, * Peirce, Ambrose Blany, James Maxwell, Hugh Acklin, Henry Cowell, William Clenton, Mris Johnson, Erle of Tyrone, Turlugh Legnagh, * kinge, Nicholas Owens, James Rowin
Mentioned Non-Deponent Roles: Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Mentioned, Mentioned, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Victim, Victim, Victim, Victim, Victim, Victim, Victim, Mentioned, Mentioned, Mentioned, Mentioned, Mentioned