Abstract concerning James Farrell

Collection: Other Depositions

Citation: TCD, 1641 Depositions Project, online transcript January 1970
[http://1641.tcd.ie/deposition.php?depID?=817314r216] accessed Monday 25th of September 2017 10:16 AM

Dublin Core

Identifier: 817314r216


1641 Deposition Item Type Metadata

County: Longford & Westmeath
Deposition Type: Captivity
Nature of Deposition: Captivity, Killing, Multiple Killing, Robbery, Stripping, Words
Deposition Transcription:

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James ffarrell of Coolevore in the county of Longford for the murther of Thomas Allen, Tho: Trafford, Ralph Griffin, ffrancis Martin & others to the number of } at Longford
Manus mcTumultagh [ ] fig 12 That Capt James mc Gerald ffarrell came <A> with 8 men more to the howse of Mr Nagle a Minister and Plundered it saying it to the Good wife hee might as well begin with her as to leave it to an other and when shee desired him to leave two Harps that shee had kept long hee said to her yow Jade yow shall never haue the like tymes hereafter
That being sent to longford to sell Aquavite hee the said Capt James over the Gate of the Bawne that compasses the Castle That when <B> the English came out of the Castle hee sawe the said James in the Reare of them with a sword, and that hee did see one Donnogh mc Gillagnyn that was then Serjeant to Capt James with his halbert in his hand and vpon the Guard that was made for the English, That hee did see the said Capt James immediately after the murther returned into the Castle with two hatts vpon his head which hee beleiues did belong to some of the English that were then murtherd about a Pistoll shott from the Bawne of the Castell as th by the Irish and the Guard as they were about to passe the Bridge.
That the said Capt James offered him the Choyce of the Goods in the Castle for Aquavite.

John ffox f. 13 That Hubbert Cahell a Preist meeting the deponent in Copper Ally <D> tould him that Margarett Tirrell wife of Capt James ffarrell spoke to him as knowing him to be acquainted with the Deponent to desire him not to prosecute her husband saying it would not avayle him any thing to see her husband put to Death The reason which moved the said Margaret to cause the priest to speake to him as this deponent beleiues was that shee had heard that this deponent was summoned to give Evidence against the Irish that murthered the English at Long{ford}
John mc Conne{ll ffar}rell That the above parties <E> were murt{hered} after they had byn stripped no{twiths}tanding they had quarter given the{m as?} hee was tould, That as hee heard {Mr A}llen was kept Prisoner 2 or three dayes {a}nd then hanged
James ffarrell E{x} fig 14 denyes to bee at the <ff> seige or present at th{e d}eliuerye of the Castle only sayes hee went that day to Longford about 11 or 12 of the clock to looke for his cowes that were taken from him him, That hee did not see any of the English when they were Murtherering but did see a Crowde of People vpon the Greene hee being a Muskett shott of, Denyes to bee in the Castle that day or to haue two hatts or to have any Command or to haue seene Donnogh a {se}rgeant or to bee in Company with Roger Nagle {t}hat day but heard hee was in the Castle

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Abstract concerninge
James ffarrell

Mentioned Non-Deponent Fullnames: James ffarrell, Donnogh mc Gillagnyn, Thomas Allen, Tho: Trafford, Ralph Griffin, * Nagle, Roger Nagle, Manus mcTumultagh, John ffox, Hubbert Cahell, Margarett Tirrell, John mc Conne{ll ffar}rell
Mentioned Non-Deponent Roles: Denounced, Denounced, Victim, Victim, Victim, Victim, Mentioned, Witness, Witness, Witness, Witness, Witness