Examination of Anne Dawson

Citation: TCD, 1641 Depositions Project, online transcript January 1970
[http://1641.tcd.ie/deposition.php?depID?=836228r120] accessed Monday 25th of September 2017 02:45 PM

Dublin Core

Date: 1653-04-26
Identifier: 836228r120


1641 Deposition Item Type Metadata

County: Armagh
Deposition Type: Commonwealth
Nature of Deposition: Killing, Multiple Killing, Witchcraft
Deposition Transcription:

fol. 228r

The Examinacion of Anne Dawson taken this 26th of April 1653
<William Soyer slaine ffolly Duffe o Mellan the {mur}derer> Whoe being duly examined & Sworne Sayth that one ffolly duffe o Mellan tould this examined that he had killed her sonne William Soyer with a skeane, & threw him into the Callen Water; & that one Donel roe whose Sirname shee knoweth not <A> killed Robert Granger, Henry Hatsfield & John Soyre her husband & that the said Donel roe sent this Examined woord by one <B> Phelemie o Dewlin that he would not kill her husband John Soyre in her sight because he wisht her well, & this examined further sayth that the Phelemie o Dewlin tooke her sonn in law Robert <Robert Nicolson slaine Phill: o Deulin the murderer> Nicolson & stabbed him with a skeane before this Examineds face soe that he dyed and that the said Phelemie hanged another woman <C> whose name she knoweth not, which woman this Examined sawe afterwards hanging, and this Examined further sayth that shee <Mr James Maxwells wife drowned Edm: oge o Donelly the murderer> heard one Edmond oge o Donelly tell his wife one night that he that the said Edmond had drowned the wife of Mr James Maxwell, & his wife demanding why he did it, the said Edmond answeared that Sir Phelemie o Neile tould him that the said mr Maxwells wife was a Witch & that he neuer had good loocke after he once kissed her, & more sayth not.


fol. 228v


The examinacion of Anne
versus ffolly Duffe o mellan
Phill: o Doulin
Edm oge o Donelly

Deponent Fullname: Anne Dawson
Deponent Gender: Male
Deponent County of Residence: Unknown
Mentioned Non-Deponent Fullnames: William Soyer, Robert Granger, Henry Hatsfield, John Soyre, Robert Nicolson, * Maxwell, ffolly duffe o Mellan, Donel roe *, Phelemie o Dewlin, Edm: oge o Donelly
Mentioned Non-Deponent Roles: Victim, Victim, Victim, Victim, Victim, Victim, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel