Examination of Edward Weisley

Citation: TCD, 1641 Depositions Project, online transcript January 1970
[http://1641.tcd.ie/deposition.php?depID?=816312r193] accessed Monday 25th of September 2017 12:21 PM

Dublin Core

Date: 1653-01-07
Identifier: 816312r193


1641 Deposition Item Type Metadata

County: Meath
Deposition Type: Commonwealth
Nature of Deposition: Killing
Commissioners: Thomas Richardson, William Edwards
Deposition Transcription:

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The Examinacion of Edward Weisley late of the dengan now prisoner in the Marshalsey Dublin taken the 7th day of January 1653 before Colonell William Edward and Tho: Richardson Esquire members of the Court of Justice by Order of the same Court
The said Examinant being duely examined sayth that on a St Patrick Day about seaven years since to his best remembrance hee was wayting on his master Garratt Weisleye since killed in the Howse of one Richard mcGawnye in the Dingan aforesaid being a victualing house where was also present to his best remembrance one Roberte Taaff since killed by the Toryes, Walter Cusacke of Rathregan, and Robert Cusacke of Dingan, Edmond McGeraghty of the Dingan aforesaid, Darby Connor of the same, John Kelly now servant to Mr Prockter of Readstowne, John Branagh now living in Galtrim, and Alsoone Carly alias Gowny thee wife to the said Richard McGowny and now wife to Nicholas Maryman of Pellettstowne in the County of Meath servant to John Cusacke, and Henry Walsh miller where all the said persons continued drinking till very late in the night, and being most of them drunke fell a quarrelling, at which tyme the Examinant sayth hee being but then but a boy crept vnder a Brewing [kealee?] to hide himselfe, And further sayth that to his best remembrance hee did not see Teig รด fflannegan that day or night and sayth that hee

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wayted on his said mester Garratt Weisley from his owne house imediatly after they had dined to the said victualling house or Alehouse, and never left the said house till late in the night, and then returned directly home with his said master to his owne howse and the same night hee this Examinant lay with one Edmond mcGeraghty with whom hee vsed to lye And the Examinant denyeth that ever hee had any hand with the said fflannegan or otherwise in the killing of any English Soldier, or other person, but was always himselfe of the English partye, and denieth that hee shewed any Coat at any tyme in the said Mr Gowny his house, or ever had or sawe any such Coat or ever sold any share of t a Coat to the said fflannegan nor ever told his said Master hee had bin seeking the value of a Skene or a Mantle, or ever wore a Skeane in his life, nor ever heard of the killing of an English man in or neere Longwood, nor knoweth what is become of the said fflannegan, nor hath seene him theise fyve yeares past to the best of his knowledge And further sayth not.
Edward Wesly
Taken the the day and yeare first aboue written before vs
Will: Edwards
Tho: Richardson

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The Examinacion of Edw: Weisley prisoner

Deponent Fullname: Edward Weisley
Deponent Gender: Male
Deponent Occupation: Prisoner
Deponent County of Residence: Meath
Mentioned Non-Deponent Fullnames: Garratt Weisleye, Richard mcGawnye, Robert Taaff, Walter Cusacke, Robert Cusacke, Edmond McGeraghty, Darby Connor, John Kelly, Mr Prockter, John Branagh, Alsoone Carly, Nicholas Maryman, John Cusacke, Henry Walsh, * fflannegan
Mentioned Non-Deponent Roles: Mentioned, Mentioned, Mentioned, Mentioned, Mentioned, Mentioned, Mentioned, Mentioned, Mentioned, Mentioned, Mentioned, Mentioned, Mentioned, Mentioned, Mentioned