Examination of Luke Lyneham

Citation: TCD, 1641 Depositions Project, online transcript January 1970
[http://1641.tcd.ie/deposition.php?depID?=816270r170] accessed Monday 25th of September 2017 12:21 PM

Dublin Core

Date: 1653-02-25
Identifier: 816270r170


1641 Deposition Item Type Metadata

County: Meath
Deposition Type: Commonwealth
Nature of Deposition: Captivity, Killing, Robbery
Commissioners: Abraham Yarner, Thomas Dancer, William Cadogan, William Petty
Deposition Transcription:

fol. 270r

The Examinacion of Luke Lyneham now prisoner in the Marshalsey taken the 25th of February 1652
This Examinant aged 21 yeares or thereabouts being Examined Sayth That in the yeare 1647 he was a Souldier in the foote Company Troupe of Captaine Garret Elmere in the <A> Garrison of Tecrohan, That the day before the party of Tecrohan vnder Corporall Hugh mc an Rye went to prey Cattell at Castle Moylagh the dep Examinant went out o n foote with a rapier by his side & pistoll in his hand to giue notice to his freinds in the English quarters, that a party was going forth to prey Cattell, that they might prouide for the security of their owne Cattell; That about three myles from Tecrohan at a place called Longwood he was ouertaken by the Corporall and his party, and by him Comanded to goe along with that party, which he did, and at their coming to Moylagh this Examinant having his rapier & pist o ll in his hand together was left in charge with one Hugh Cormock Oliver Ledwich & a third man whose name this Examinant knoweth not who were left about a pistoll shott from the Castle, as scouts to obserue the mocions of Mullynetaght Garrison the said Corporall fearing he would informe his freinds in the quarter of th ei r being there and in the meane time the Corporall with the rest of the party entred the Bawne, where he heard some shooting but knew not then of any Execucion done. soone after the said Corporall & his party came forth, bringing with them neere about forty Cowes

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Cowes, which as they were driving away they were followed by Edmund Tute & Garret Tute & some others of the Castle, and the Cattell were rescued The next day newes came to Te crohan that Geyner was dead
The next day the Corporall obserued that one of his men was missing, and told the party of it wherevpon Owen Boy รด Gelshenan one of those that had been at Castle Moylagh said if he be killedg, I haue killed another for him, soone after newes came to Tecrohan that Richard Geyner was killed which his sonne Captaine Geyner then living in Birminghams Country coming to the knowledge of, came to Tecrohan to prosecute the murderers, and fynding that the said Owen Boy had killed him, he procured his apprehension & imprisonment within the sconce at Tecroghan from whence he soone after Escaped,
And further this Examinant saith That the said Owen Boy did within theis two Months liue at ffrane neere Trim & was apprehended by some of Major Stanleys troupe but Escaped from them but now knoweth and the Examinant now knoweth not where he liues. And further saith not.
Luke Linham
Examined by
William Petty
Abr: Yarner
Thomas Danser
William Cadogane

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The Examinacion of Luke Lyneham prisoner taken 25 feb 1652
concerning the Murder of Richard Geyner at Castle Moylagh 1647

Deponent Fullname: Luke Lyneham
Deponent Gender: Male
Deponent Occupation: Prisoner
Deponent County of Residence: Meath
Mentioned Non-Deponent Fullnames: Hugh mc an Rye, Hugh Cormock, Oliver Ledwich, Garret Elmere, Major Stanley, Edmund Tute, Garret Tute, Owen Boy
Mentioned Non-Deponent Roles: Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Mentioned, Mentioned, Mentioned, Mentioned, Denounced