Examination of Thomas Clerke

Citation: TCD, 1641 Depositions Project, online transcript January 1970
[http://1641.tcd.ie/deposition.php?depID?=834037r029] accessed Monday 25th of September 2017 11:10 AM

Dublin Core

Date: 1653-05-12
Identifier: 834037r029


1641 Deposition Item Type Metadata

County: Louth & Monaghan
Deposition Type: Commonwealth
Nature of Deposition: Captivity, Multiple Killing, Investigative
Commissioners: Griffin Haward, Richard Price, Roger Lyndon
Deposition Transcription:

fol. 37r

[ ] 4055

<symbol> The Examination of Captaine Thomas Clarke taken before Cor, Richard Price, Griffin Haward and Rogar Lyndon Esquire at Carrickfergus the 12th of May 1653
Whoe beeing sworne and Examined sayth, that h{is} Coll: Collonnell Venables, willed him to give him a list of the Activest Rebells of the County of Downe and Monoghan, and that hee this deponent would enquire of what their Carriadge was, in relacion to Murders Comitted in those Countyes. Wherevpon this deponett gaue in the names of Ardell MacMaughowne, Torlough MacQuin o Neile Patricke macLaughlin MacMaughowne, Rory Booye macMaughowne, Hugh MacRory MacMaughowne, nowe in Dundalke prison, And also the Names of Ardell Redy MacMaughowne, & Bryane MacHary bane Birne, which two were lately hanged at Dundalk And for any evidence against the said 5 persons in prison hee hath nothinge to say nor doth hee knowe any that cann give evidence against them, for any Murders./ onely sayth that the Common reporte, was that they were very active men of the Irishe party:/

Tho: Clorke
[Jurat ib]
Rich: Price
Roger Lyndon
{Griffen Haward}

fol. 37v

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12o May 1653

Capten Clarks Examinacion Concerning prisoners at Dundalke/.
Coll Venables Coll: Venables to bee examined That the pe[ti]
Coll Tre v or to Conferr with Capten Venab les & to informe the Coll what h ee Concerned
To give formerly to bee forthcoming vpon 120 dayes warninge

Deponent Fullname: Thomas Clarke
Deponent Gender: Male
Deponent Occupation: Captain
Deponent County of Residence: Louth
Mentioned Non-Deponent Fullnames: Collonnell Venables, Ardell MacMaughowne, Rory Booye macMaughowne, Torlough MacQuin o Neile, Patricke macLaughlin MacMaughowne, Hugh MacRory MacMaughowne, Ardell Redy MacMaughowne, Bryane MacHary bane Birne
Mentioned Non-Deponent Roles: Mentioned, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel