Examination of Nicholas Belue

Citation: TCD, 1641 Depositions Project, online transcript January 1970
[http://1641.tcd.ie/deposition.php?depID?=810351r361] accessed Monday 25th of September 2017 12:22 PM

Dublin Core

Date: 1652-11-17
Identifier: 810351r361


1641 Deposition Item Type Metadata

County: Dublin
Deposition Type: Commonwealth
Nature of Deposition: Assault, Multiple Killing, Robbery
Commissioners: Daniel Hutchinson, John Bisse
Deposition Transcription:

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The examynation of Nicholas Belue of Callett Rath in the County of Dublin Gent taken before vs
Daniell Huchinson & John Bysse Esquires Justisses of Peace in the Province of leinster the 17o No: 1652.
The sayd Nicholas beeinge duly sworne & examyned sayth that soone after the tyme that Justis Donlon was wownded hee this examinant was at the house of the sayd Justiss Donlon & heard him Relate that Patrick Keragan (with others was at the woundinge of him & was one of the chiefest actors in the killinge (or murderinge) of the Captain Blundell & the Rest that weare killd when hee was wownded, and further sayth that one Jo Heard (a trooper) tould this examinant (severall tymes since) that hee the sayd heard was at Sprickles towne in the Company of Mr francis Dillon, presently after the murder afforesayd was done - and that hee heard the said Dillon say when hee (& the examinant said heard) sawe the said Keragan Cominge Rydeinge towards them at Spreckls towne - Yonder is that murderous villayn Keragan or words to that Purpose & when Keragan Came neer, the said Dillon bade him stand off for hee was a murderous Roge - & that the wholl Cuntrye would fare the worse for him in Regard of that murder done by him & by

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by the Rest of his Company att the ffurrows not long before, and this examinant further sayth that the said heard towld the him that at the same tyme (which as this examinant Remembers was the same day or the next day after the murder Comitted) The sayd Keragan had vpon his body the sute of Clothes, bootes spurrs & sword that were Captain Cha: Blundells one of those that weare murdered at the ffurres afforesaid & further sayth not,
Nich [Belllew]
taken before vs
Dl Huchinson
Mayor Dublin
Jo: Bysse

Nichas Bellew C li.
Acknowled a new Recog to appere and prosecute before high Court of Justice

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The Examinacion of
Nicholas Bellew concerning
the Murder of the ffur[ ]e

Deponent Fullname: Nicholas Belue
Deponent Gender: Male
Deponent Occupation: Gentleman
Deponent County of Residence: Dublin
Mentioned Non-Deponent Fullnames: Justiss Donlon, Cha: Blundell, Patrick Keragan, Jo Heard, francis Dillon
Mentioned Non-Deponent Roles: Victim, Victim, Denounced, Witness, Mentioned