Deposition of Charles Cambell

Collection: Other Depositions

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

Identifier: 834056r040


1641 Deposition Item Type Metadata

County: Louth & Monaghan
Deposition Type: Other Copy
Nature of Deposition: Arson, Captivity, Multiple Killing, Robbery, Words
Deposition Transcription:

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Charles Cambell late of Shanmulloghe in the parish of Clonnisse in the Countie of Monoghan gent sworne & examined sayth
That on or about the fift daye of November now last past, this deponent att Shanmulloghe aforesaid was robbed & dispoyled of his goods & Chattles of the values hereafter mencioned (vizt) howsholdstuffe & apparell worth one hundred pounds: Beasts & Cattle horses & sheepe, worth three hundred pounds, ready mony vij li., Corne & hay CCxx li., Corne in the grounde worth 40 li., & this deponent was then by the Rebells expelled & driuen from his farme c alled Shanmulloghe aforesaid soe as he is hopelesse to receive any profitts there of hereafter his Interest therein when the Rebellion begann being worth CCC li., & by the same Rebellion this Deponent is stript of & hath lost debts, due vnto him by seueral l persons some in rebellion & t he rest robbed & soe disabled to satisfie their debts the summe of x li., And sayth that the parties that soe robbed, dispoyled, & expelled, were these Rebells that follow (vizt) Arte Roe mcMahon his sonne & servants & Capt Rory mc Mahon and William Dow mcEnany: The said deponent likewise while he was amongst the said Rebells observed these seuerall passages ensuing (vizt) first the burning of the Castle of Lisgoule in the County of fermanagh contayning the number of seuen score persons men, women & children whereof none escaped death except one man who was taken prisoner with cruelty seuerall of the mcMahons & mcgwyres did confesse vnto this deponent one Cassedy a fryer being the Cheife instrument thereof Another Preist alsoe one Phillip mcEnany told this deponnent that it was noe sinne to kill all the protestants for they were all dampned already, And the said deponnent was an occular witnesse of the hanging & killing of thirty persons in one day at Clonnish Clownis by Patricke oge mcRosse mcgwyre, Roury mcMahon Patricke macPersons o Connelly and seuerall others the said deponent being then likewise vpon the Lather with a witth about his necke ready to be cast of but deliuered by the intercession of the said Roury mcMahon & his wife. Afterwards this deponnent with Robbert Alderich & Mathew Browne being then prisoners with the said deponent was sent vnto the seidge of Drogheda by Captain Roury mcMahon his wife conducted by an hundred Rebells or thereabouts where they remayned for the space of three weekes vntill this deponents escape in which tyme aforesaid One Ever mcMahon brother to Captain Redmond mc Mahon told this deponnent that there was not a Roman Catholique in Ireland that could dispend 10 li. per annum but was accessary to the Rebellious plott This deponnent likewise heard seuerall of the McMahons


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affirme that the Earle of Antrim was alsoe guilty of the said Plott. And this Deponnent was credibly informed that with Sir Phelemy O Neale were conuersant with My Lord of Gormanstowne, My Lord Nettervile My Lord of Lowth with many other of the cheife Gentry of the Pale, & did see the younge Lord of Dunsany frequent the said Rebells company: And that the County of Meath & Lowth did furnish the Rebells there, with all sorte of victualls & such necessarys. Jur etc.

Deponent Fullname: Charles Cambell
Deponent Gender: Male
Deponent Occupation: Gentleman
Deponent County of Residence: Monaghan
Mentioned Non-Deponent Fullnames: Arte Roe mcMahon, Rory mc Mahon, William Dow mcEnany, * mcMahons, * mcgwyres, Phillip mcEnany, Patricke oge mcRosse mcgwyre, Roury mcMahon, Patricke macPersons o Connelly, Ever mcMahon, Redmond mc Mahon, Phelemy O Neale, * Cassedy, Robbert Alderich, Mathew Browne, Earle of Antrim, Lord of Gormanstowne, Lord Nettervile, Lord of Lowth, Lord of Dunsany
Mentioned Non-Deponent Roles: Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Victim, Victim, Denounced, Denounced, Denounced, Denounced, Denounced