Deposition of Dennes Mountgomery

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

Date: 1642-11-17
Identifier: 834163r131


1641 Deposition Item Type Metadata

County: Louth & Monaghan
Deposition Type: Dublin Original
Nature of Deposition: Apostacy, Multiple Killing, Robbery
Commissioners: Edward Piggott, Henry Brereton, John Watson, Randall Adams, William Aldrich
Deposition Transcription:

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[Copy at fols 64r-65r]


Denn e s the Relict of James Mountgomery Clerke parson of Donnymayne in the Countie of Monaghan being duly sworne and examined deposeth and saith that in the begining of the present rebellion and by the meanes thereof her said husband and she this deponent were was expelled from deprived robbed or otherwise dispoyled of their goods and Chattells hereafter expressed with theire values vizt of Cattle sheepe and horses worth Cxj li. In debts owing them by men either in actuall rebellion or robbed and dispoyled by the Rebells and thereby disabled to make satisfaccion CCCCl li. In reddy money and plate xv li. Goods in the howse xl li. Corne xx li. hay and fire and 10 Calues worth xv li. And that he was they were also deprived of the benefitt the benefit of a leas of a peece of land worth his their interest therein was worth the value [ ] xxx li. Soe as theire [ parte ] present losses by meanes of the present rebellion amounteth to the sume of seaven hundred and three pounds sterling And further saith that the persons Rebells that so <a> robbed and dispoyled them as aforesaid are Coll mc Mawhowne mc Brian and Patrick mc Laughlin Coll mc Quinne Coll mc Art Ardle mc Mawhowne and Ever mc Callane: And she <A> <I> further saith that on May day last when the rebells were beaten att Ardee by the English Army they came all to Carrickmacrosse and then they killed her this deponents husband and said they would not leave a Minister alive in Ireland because (as they said) the English Army killed all their preists att Ardee And the cheife Captaines and Collonells in the Carrick said they did god good service in killing the ministers. And saith also that at Christmas last the rebells most cruelly murthered at 3 seuerall times 19 English men, and since Christmas last they killed & drowned at or neare the Carrick of men women and children to the number of 89 persons And saith that the persons that did theis <b> murthers and cruelties were Coll mc Brian mc Mawhowne a Cheife Rebell Collonell in Carrick mc Rosse Ever mc Laughlin a Rebell Bishopp whoe was the cheiff director and cawser of those murthers and Patrick mc Laughlin a Collonell also amongst the Rebells And sayth that the parties following are those Rebells that are part of the many aforesaid and that they are in actuall Rebellion and carry armes against his Maiesty and

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his loyall subiectes vizt James ô Calon of the parish of Dunamaine & County of Monoghan gentleman Donnogh ô Calon of the same gentleman, Art ô <I> Cane of the same gentleman & Loghlin ô Cane of the same gentleman, And this deponent further sayth that such were the Cruelties of those that murthered this deponents husband That after they had were hanged him vp her said husband they cutt him downe before he were dead and killd him out with then they cutt his head from his body & stabd him with skeanes And that one ffryer John whoe was one of the principall murtherers tooke hold of her husbands head and leggs while he was hanging saying goe tell the divell I haue sent thee to him for a token And the same Rebells did Comonly say that the protestants were {noe Christians} {} And the deponent sawe one whoe termed himself to be preist of the parish of Carrickmacrosse to sprincle water and Chrissen anewe one ffrancis Williams of Carrickmacrosse aforesaid and his wiffe whoe were formerly protestantes but turned to Masse ffurther saying they could not be Christians vnles they were soe Christened anewe And the Rebells before th her husbands death pressed him much to turne to Masse: But he told them he would dye in his owne Religion

the mark [mark} of the said Denney Mountgomerie
Jur xvijo Nov: 1642
Joh Watson
Randall Adams
Will: Aldrich
Hen: Brereton
Edw Pigott

Dennes Mountgomery Jur
17o Nov: 1642
Hand w
Cert fact

Deponent Fullname: Dennes Mountgomery
Deponent Gender: Female
Deponent Occupation: Widow
Deponent County of Residence: Monaghan
Mentioned Non-Deponent Fullnames: James Mountgomery, Coll mc Mawhowne mc Brian, Patrick mc Laughlin, Coll mc Quinne, Coll mc Art, Ardle mc Mawhowne, Ever mc Callane, Ever mc Laughlin, James , Donnogh , Art , Loghlin , ffryer John, ffrancis Williams
Mentioned Non-Deponent Roles: Victim, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Apostate