Information of Oliver Smyth

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

Date: 1644-03-12
Identifier: 830158r120


1641 Deposition Item Type Metadata

County: Galway & Roscommon
Deposition Type: Information
Nature of Deposition: Multiple Killing, Robbery, Confederacy
Commissioners: William Ryves
Deposition Transcription:

fol. 158r

The Examinacion of Oliver Smyth taken vpon oath before me Sir William Ryves knight one of his Maiesties Justices of his highnes Courte of Kings Bench of Ireland this twelfe day of March 1643
The said Examinante sayth that at the begynnynge of this rebellion he did liue within the towne of Galway and that vntill the comming of Mr Patricke Darcy and Mr Richard Martin to the said <A> towne of Galway which as this Examinante verely beleueth was about January 1641, this Examinante and all the other English within the said towne did liue quietly and enioyed theire estats, and had the libertie to goe to the Church, and to enioye the Protestant Religion, but after theire Commynge to the said towne the Inhi Inhabitants and townsmen of Galway which were the Cheife <B> Governors of the said towne did send for the English Iri sh people of Erre Connagh as they themselues related whoe dayly did robb and murther the English and particulerly vppon the Sonday after Easter followinge within the said towne of Galway John ffox and his wife, one Mrs Collins and a Carpenter of Mr Clearkes Shipp were cruelly murthered by the Irish and further saith that after the said John ffox was Murthered, they cutt of his head and vppon a Pike did carrye the same about the streets of the said towne, and after tumbled it aboute the towne said streets. And this Examinante further sayth that about our Lady day in Lent followinge after January 1641 this Examinante with the rest of the English protestants of the said towne were called before Mr Linch Walter Linch <C> then Maior of Galway and the Councell of eight which was then latly there establised (Att which Councell [ ] Sir valentine Blake Patricke Darcy Richard Martin Sir Dominicke Browne and Andrewe Browne fitz Oliver were present and as this Examinante beleeveth were of the said Councell) and there they did enforce this Examinante to take his Corporall oath to be true to them and to the said towne, which if this Examinante had refused he beleeveth some Mischeife would haue bene done vnto him.
Oliver Smyth
William Ryves

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The examinacion of Oliver
Smyth of Galway
rec 15 Marcij 1643


Deponent Fullname: Oliver Smyth
Deponent Gender: Male
Deponent County of Residence: Galway
Mentioned Non-Deponent Fullnames: John ffox, Mrs Collins, Mr Clearke, Walter Linch, valentine Blake, Patricke Darcy, Richard Martin, Dominicke Browne, Andrewe Browne fitz Oliver
Mentioned Non-Deponent Roles: Victim, Victim, Mentioned, Confederate, Confederate, Confederate, Confederate, Confederate, Confederate