Examination of Richard ô Crean

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

Date: 1653-05-24
Identifier: 831128r113


1641 Deposition Item Type Metadata

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

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The examination of Richard ô Crean of Carow Cashell gentleman takne befor me the 24o of May 1653.
Richard ô Crean of CarowCashell being of the age of fortie years or thairabouts, being examined sayth that he Liwed in CarowCashell within the barony of Tireragh and County of Sligo, at the begineing of the rebellion, And that the next day efter the committing of the murder in Sligo, hee this examinant cam to the towne of Sligo, and heard of the said murder, and hee heard that the said murder was committed by Charles ô Connor, Hugh o Connor brothers to <A> ô Connor o Sligo, and another Hugh o Connor, and that thair was on of the name of Butts at that fact whoes names this examinant doeth not remember, and that on Richard Welsh being gaoler at that tyme was constrained to the murder as this examinant was informed, whervpon this examinant mad no longer stay in towne but being greiwed att the said fact returned back, and this examinant further sayth that the said Cahill o Connor and Hugh o Connor committed murder in <B> tourego vpon the persons of on Thomas Coote, Thomas Crowne and others within that barony of Tireragh; in the hous of Mulmore mcSwyn, And that the fact was committed violently against the wills of the said Mulmore mcSwyn and Gilian Lynch his wyff, who is now Liweing; as also this Examinantt being further examined heard that thair was a murder committed in Ardneglas vpon sewerall persons by the souldiers of Brian McSwyn, and this examinant deponent further sayth that efterwards in the next year on Robert Nisbitt and his wyff and his sons, was murdered in the said towne in Ardneglas by some Vlster men being of the company of Walter on Neal merigagh mcSwyn who is now Dead, And that wery day this examinant sayth that hee had entertained two scottish men as servants in his hous for a year and being abroad and hearing of the murdereing of Robert Nisbitt his wyff and sone, hee this examinant mad hast home, wher he found his two servants readi to be execut by on Rori o fflannell who is now dead and some others, being in all <C> fowr in number, of the company of Brian McSwyn, whom, with much adoe ewin with the hazard of his Lywe this examinant rescewed, out of thair hands, and this examinant heard of the murder of Shryn committed by Connor roe McConmy Colla mcSwyn and two women, which women was observed to dy a miserable death; And further this examinant sayth that on Calwagh o Connor sone to Donald o Connor of Donoghatrahan with a brother of his owen, whoes names this examinant knoweth not, some six years ago (the said Calwagh and his brother being than in protection) finding some strangers passeing thorow the Countrey (as this examinant beleeweth) they fell vpon tham, nigh Donecoley, and murdered tham, And further this examinant sayth not
Richard o Crean
Signed and acknowledged before mee as wittness my hand
Rich: Coote

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Richard ô Creans examinacion
mur Sleigo

Deponent Fullname: Richard
Deponent Gender: Male
Deponent Occupation: Gentleman
Deponent County of Residence: Sligo
Mentioned Non-Deponent Fullnames: Charles , Hugh o Connor, O Connor o Sligo, Hugh o Connor, Cahill o Connor, Brian McSwyn, Neal merigagh McSwyn, Rori o fflannell, Connor roe McConmy, Colla McSwyne, Calwagh o Connor, Thomas Coote, Thomas Crown, Mulmore McSwyn, Gilian Lynch, Robert Nisbitt, Donald o Connor, Richard Welsh
Mentioned Non-Deponent Roles: Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Victim, Victim, Mentioned, Mentioned, Victim, Mentioned, Mentioned