Information of Christian Olliphant

Citation: TCD, 1641 Depositions Project, online transcript January 1970
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Identifier: 831077v077


1641 Deposition Item Type Metadata

County: Leitrim, Sligo & Mayo
Deposition Type: Information
Nature of Deposition: Death, Multiple Killing, Stripping
Commissioners: Charles Coote
Deposition Transcription:

fol. 77v

The deposition of Mris Christian Olliphant relict of william Olliphant Clarke taken before mee at Sligo concerninge the Seuerall Murthers comitted on the Brittish at Templehouse the 3d of february 1645
Imprimis the Said mris Olliphant being Sworne vpon the holy Euangelist doth affirme that John Crean being one cheife in comand at the takeinge of <A> Templehouse her husband and her Selfe being in the Lower parlour in presence of the Said Crean, was brought forth by the Souldiers of the Said Crean, and the Haraes, vnto the place of Execution, notwithStanding this deponents earnest pressinge the Said Crean for the delaying of herselfe and husbands goinge out with the Souldiers vntill Shee had Spoken with mr mr Crofton and his wife yet would hee afford her no answere, but Suffered the Souldiers to bringe them forth, to witt her Selfe, her husband, Henry Norwell an elderly man, & an auntient woman, at which tyme her husband & the other two were executed, after they had executed this deponents husband, they tyed him to a horse tayle and draged him about the Streets in a most inhumane & barbarous manner, notwithStanding that this deponents husband, and the other two which were executed had quarter giuen them by the Said Crean, & the Haraes vnder their hands for the Safety of their liues, at the tyme of the Surrenderinge vp of the Said house by mr William Crofton to them, and the deponent haueing at that tyme three Small children they were all Stript naked being a weeke before Candlemas, in the extremity of the winter, which So penetrated the infants that Since they haue all dyed,
And further this deponent Saith that Shee was credibly informed that one Thomas Morton (a tennant of her brother John Buchanan who was mur murthered in the County of Mayo) with fiue or Six more of his familye coming out of the County of Mayo and repayring towards the north, fell into the Said <B> John Creans Campe, (as they called it) neere Templehouse, where the said Mor{ton} and his familye were murthered in a most baraborous manner, after the father { } murthered the children were throwne aliue into the graue with the father and th{ } buryed aliue, and further this deponent saith not.
Cha: Coote

fol. 77r


{T}he deposition of mris
Christian Olliphant
concerning the Murders committed
at Temple house.

Aboute the murder of Templehouse

Deponent Fullname: Christian Olliphant
Deponent Gender: Female
Deponent Occupation: Widow
Deponent County of Residence: Sligo
Mentioned Non-Deponent Fullnames: William Olliphant, Henry Norwell, William Crofton, John Buchanan, Thomas Morton, John Crean, * Haraes
Mentioned Non-Deponent Roles: Victim, Victim, Victim, Victim, Victim, Rebel, Rebel