Information of Michaell Smyth

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

Date: 1644-03-11
Identifier: 830151r116


1641 Deposition Item Type Metadata

County: Galway & Roscommon
Deposition Type: Information
Nature of Deposition: Multiple Killing, Robbery
Deposition Transcription:

fol. 151r

The examinacion of Michaell Smyth Archdeacon of Clonfort taken before me Sir William Ryves knight one of his Maiesties Justices of his highnes Court of Kinges Bench in Ireland the eleventh day of March 1643
The said examinate (beinge duly sworne) saieth that he was present in the Towne of Galway when A Shipp of <A> one Robert Clarkes was surprised & taken by Dominicke Keagharan & other Marchants of the Towne of Galway & that three of the men which did belonge to the said Shipp were slaine & Murthered by the said Keaghran & those which accompanied hym And further this Exam{inate} saieth that about the month of Aprill 1642, he this examinate together with many other English in the said towne of Galway were inforced to subscribe to A certificate (purportinge the good demeanour & carriage of the townsmen of Galway towardes this examinate & the rest of the English protestants there) Which if this examinate had refused to doe (he veryly beleueth some suddaine hurt or mischeife wold haue bene done vnto hym And further saieth that presently after the subscription to the said certificate the Irish in the said towne of Galway did make an assault vpon this examinates house & did Robb & murther John ffox & his wife mrs Collins the sonne of one ffisher & others English protestants which the said Maior & Aldermen of Galway suffred to passe vnpunished.
Michaell Smyth
Wm: Ryves

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fol. 152r

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The examinacion of Michaell
Smyth Archdeacon of
Confert touchinge
Galway rec xijo Marcij

Independent Examinacions


Deponent Fullname: Michaell Smyth
Deponent Gender: Male
Deponent Occupation: Clergy
Deponent County of Residence: Galway
Mentioned Non-Deponent Fullnames: Robert Clarke, John ffox, mrs Collins, * the younger ffisher, Dominicke Keagharan, * ffisher
Mentioned Non-Deponent Roles: Victim, Victim, Victim, Victim, Rebel, Mentioned