Deposition of John Braxton

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

Date: 1653-05-17
Identifier: 831116r107


1641 Deposition Item Type Metadata

County: Leitrim, Sligo & Mayo
Deposition Type: Commonwealth
Nature of Deposition: Killing, Words
Commissioners: Richard Coote
Deposition Transcription:

fol. 116r

The Deposition of Mr John Braxton prowost of Sligo takne at Sligo the 17o of May 1653.
John Braxton of the agde of fortie yeares or thaireabouts, being duely sworne vpon the holy Ewangelists, and examined, sayth that hee Liwed in Sligo, att the begineing of the rebellion, And that hee this deponent remained with o Connor Sligo att his house Dureing the tyme that the siedge Lay about the Castles in Sligo, and after the surrendring of the Castles hee this Deponent saith that hee remained still in the place the matter of two that the next morneing efter the taking of the Castles, hee was thrust out of O Connor his hous, and remained obscurely in towne till about the tuysday being (as this deponent conceaweth) the alevinth of Januar 1641; att which tyme this Deponent was informed by on John o Marhan (now a horseman in Captain Jones his troop as the Deponent beleeveth) that thair was a murder <A> intended as the said Marhan aprehended, and that hee earnestly desyred this deponent to Leawe the towne for the saftie of his Lyff, whervpon hee this deponent mad an escap into the Countrey; and vpon the thursday followeing the murder was committed by Hugh o Connor Charles o Connor Hugh o Galogher and others: And further sayth not
Jo: Braxton
Signed, and acknowledged before mee as wittness my hand
Rich: Coote

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fol. 117r


fol. 117v


About the business of Sligo
John Braxtons deposition

Deponent Fullname: John Braxton
Deponent Gender: Male
Deponent Occupation: Provost
Deponent County of Residence: Sligo
Mentioned Non-Deponent Fullnames: * o Connor Sligoe, Hugh o Connor, Charles o Connor, Hugh o Galogher, John o Marhan, Capten Jones
Mentioned Non-Deponent Roles: Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Mentioned, Mentioned