Deposition of John Crewes

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

Date: 1653-11-02
Identifier: 829455r306


1641 Deposition Item Type Metadata

County: Clare & Limerick
Deposition Type: Commonwealth
Nature of Deposition: Multiple Killing
Commissioners: Francis Willoughby, William Gilbert
Deposition Transcription:

fol. 455r


And the forenamed
And the before named John Crewes being on the second of November 1653 demanded for what cawse the beseegers of Bunratty hanged

fol. 455v

Daniell Ô Brian aforenamed was he says he thincks it was becawse the said Daniell had formerly been in the said Castle amongst the English & soe conceaved them to him to have been their enemies: Howbeit this deponent saith that the said Daniell bore noe Armes when he was in the said Castle but stayd onely as servante to the Erle of Thomond or for saffetie of their his liffe whilest they were ther he was there But becawse his family was among the Rebells And becawse also the said one Teige or Dermott Roe had (as this Examinant thincketh his family also amongst the Rebells, they both therefore gott out of the said Castle of Bunratty: & soe were taken by som{e} of the Irish Army that beseeged the said Castle & by them were hanged before the Castle as this deponent hath credibly heard & verely beleeveth
The mark of the said John
[mark] Crewes
Deposed the 2d of November
before us
Fr Willoughby
William Gilbert

fol. 456r


fol. 456v

John Crews B 6 for the
murther of Dan Ô Brian by the Erle
of Muskery & others & for some other
murthers done by others


Deponent Fullname: John Crewes
Deponent Gender: Male
Deponent County of Residence: Limerick
Mentioned Non-Deponent Fullnames: Daniell ԠBrian, Dermott Roe, Erle of Thomond
Mentioned Non-Deponent Roles: Victim, Victim, Mentioned