Examination of John Crafford

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

Date: 1653-02-28
Identifier: 838047r047


1641 Deposition Item Type Metadata

County: Antrim
Deposition Type: Commonwealth
Nature of Deposition: Killing, Robbery
Commissioners: Richard Brasier, Thomas Coote
Deposition Transcription:

fol. 47r


The examinacion of John Crafford of Ramoane Parish labourer taken before vs the day & yeare first above written
<5> Who being duely sworne & examined saith That about the sixteenth of ffebruary 1641. One Patricke McReagh of Ballynebantrey <A> in Loughgeill parish in the County of Antrim told & confessed vnto him this Examinante that about forty daies before, he had killed one Robert ffinlay of Armoy Parish, & that he made the dublett he then had on of the said Robert ffinlaies Breeches, And this Examinate further saith that he did very well know the said Robert ffinlay, & that alsoe vpon narrow view he did know that the said dublett which the said Patricke McReagh had then on were made of the said Robert ffinlaies Breeches whom he confessed to <B> have murdered And further he saith That he the said Patricke McReagh further confessed vnto this Examinate the same time that he was at the first bloodshedding in the Barony of Cary before the Murder at Portnaw, when in the night he broake the house of widdowe Patten and stabbed John Patten her sonne therein, who afterwards was murdered, And further he saith not

Tho: Coote
Rich: Brasier Maior 40

Deponent Fullname: John Crafford
Deponent Gender: Male
Deponent Occupation: Labourer
Deponent County of Residence: Antrim
Mentioned Non-Deponent Fullnames: Patricke McReagh, Robert ffinlay, John Patten, widdowe Patten
Mentioned Non-Deponent Roles: Rebel, Victim, Victim, Victim