Deposition of francis Keith

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

Date: 1653-05-07
Identifier: 837132r096


1641 Deposition Item Type Metadata

County: Down
Deposition Type: Commonwealth
Nature of Deposition: Multiple Killing
Commissioners: George Blundell, Ja Traill
Deposition Transcription:

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The examination of francis keith of Arglasse being aged about fyfty yeers taken the 7th May 1653
<symbol> Who being sworne sayeth that he knoweth that there was four Irish men killed in Arglas about the second yeere of the Rebellion as he remembers; And he sayeth that he knowes not the names of those that were killed, But only that one of them was called Mc Dyne; Being asked of the ground of his knowledge <A> This examinat sayeth he sawe the corps of one of them carying to the churchyard to be buryed And that he heard say, there were three more killed. And he sayeth that he this examinat was in his bed, when the foresayd persons were killed. And he sayeth that they were come into the quarters about ten dayes before they were killed; but how or upon what terms they came in he knoweth not
Being asked [ ] what he knowes concerning the persons that killed these five sayd persons This examinat sayeth, that he heard say that Edward Jackson [now] of Ballyhassett, And Will: Hamilton of Ardglasse both now in prison, were att the killing of the foresayd persons
This Examinat being asked, if he euer heard [ ] that Capt Woolle had a hand or was att the killing of the foresayd persons he sayeth he neuer heard any such thing; Nor by what orders they were killed, But he sayeth that he seuerall tymes heard Capt Wool say, that he had orders from Sir Jam his offcers to keep the Castle of Ardglasse and to suffer no strangers to come into itt
And further sayeth nott
Franses [Keeithe]
G Blundell
Ja: Traill

Deponent Fullname: francis Keith
Deponent Gender: Male
Deponent County of Residence: Down
Mentioned Non-Deponent Fullnames: * Mc Dyne, Edward Jackson, Will: Hamilton, Capt Wool
Mentioned Non-Deponent Roles: Victim, Mentioned, Mentioned, Mentioned