Examination of Rosse McMahon

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

Date: 1641-11-01
Identifier: 809058r027


1641 Deposition Item Type Metadata

County: Dublin
Deposition Type: Examination
Nature of Deposition: Investigative
Commissioners: Hugh Cressy, Samuel Mayart
Deposition Transcription:

fol. 58r

<At the kings Inns> The examination of Rosse mc Mahon of Ballintean in the County of Monaghan & Barronye of Cremore taken before vs Sir Sa: Mayart knight &c & Hugh Cressy esquire &c this 1 of Nou: 1641. William Bell sworne to interprete truly
<R:> Whoe being examined saith that he hath dwelt theis 2 yeares last past in Ballintean aforesaid, & holdeth the said land of Collow mc Brian reagh mc Mahon & kepes ploughing vpon the said land, & came from his house being vpon that land vpon Wedensday was seuenight last & came that day alone without any company about 15 miles to Tullekelagh in the County of to Mahereolagh in the County of Louth & lay at the house of James mc Keoghe wher that was none but the people of the house, & from thence vpon thursday followinge he came alone within a mile & halfe of Ballislane in the County of Meath & lay at the house of one Patrick Koogans wher ther was no persons but ther owne famely, & from thence vpon fryday followinge he came to Dublin wher at the entringe in of the towne by stonye booter he mett with Ardel mcMahon & 5 other whose names he knoweth not cominge out of the house of william Srelogh on the said stony booter, from whence they went into the towne to a house which he knoweth not wherabout it is but t hat it is on this side the bridg e wher they called for great store of beere & this examinant askinge them how they wold pay for it all the said Ardell & the rest of them answered be of good cheare for to morrow morninge it shal al be paid for & bid him this examinant take no care; & after haueing eaten & drunken good store about 9 of the clock at night they went to bed wher they stayed <S> al night & in the morninge they were al apprehended: he further saith that his busines to dublin was to buy Tobacco he beinge a grey merchant & goes about the Country sellinge the same. he also saith that he neuer saw the said Ardell mc Mahon nor any of the other 5 in his company til the he mett them on the foresaid friday at stoneybooter aforesaid. he & that he was aduised to come to buy Tobacco by Tho: Garnon of Castleblanye & other gray merchants. for that this was the principal time to buy it: he further saith that when they were apprehended Ardel mc Mahon drew his sword neare the dore of the house & put his hand vpon the dore to kepe it fast & that Captayne mc Mahon beinge without the dore bid him put vp his sworde for that the said Captayne was then taken. but neuer & knew the said Captayne was a Justice of peace but had no acquaintance with him.
Rosse mc [mark] Mahons marke
Sa: Mayart Hu Cressy

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Rosse mc Mahons examination

1 No: 1641
The examinacion of
Rosse mc Mahon

1 came at the tyme
2 a man of monaghan
3 his busines to buy

Deponent Fullname: Rosse mc Mahon
Deponent Gender: Male
Deponent County of Residence: Monaghan
Mentioned Non-Deponent Fullnames: William Bell, Collow mc Brian reagh mc Mahon, James mc Keoghe, Patrick Koogan, Ardel mcMahon, william Srelogh, Tho: Garnon, Captayne mc Mahon
Mentioned Non-Deponent Roles: Interpreter, Mentioned, Mentioned, Mentioned, Mentioned, Mentioned, Mentioned, Mentioned