Examination of William Troy

Citation: TCD, 1641 Depositions Project, online transcript January 1970
[http://1641.tcd.ie/deposition.php?depID?=816328r213] accessed Monday 25th of September 2017 12:13 PM

Dublin Core

Date: 1654-02-14
Identifier: 816328r213


1641 Deposition Item Type Metadata

County: Meath
Deposition Type: Commonwealth
Nature of Deposition: Killing, Words, Infanticide
Commissioners: Jocelin Usher, William Cadogan
Deposition Transcription:

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The The further examinacion of William Troy of Castle Jordan farmer taken before vs this 14o of February 1653
The said William beeing duly sworne & examined, by vertu of his oath sayth deposeth, that divers yeares agoe, (but the year certayne <A> he doth not know) a woeman caled Elyn ni kilwey, then living in castle Jordan & vnmarried, had a child by one Tirlogh Doran which child (as this examinant was credibly informed) was murdered by the mother, & by her buried in a Dunghill, & he further sayth that the child beeing digged vp by a dogge, some of the neighbours questioned the said Elyn about the murder, which she had first denyed but vppon search made & milke beeing found in hir brestes she confest that the child was hers & that she had murdered it, & this examinat beeing further demanded who they were that Caused the said Elyn to be executed, deposeth that as he hath beene informed it was done by the order of one Peirce Newgent of Baltigery who was then marshall in those partes for the Irish, & he likewise deposeth that he doth not know, whether Bryen Colgan the prisner, was assisting at the execution or noe, but onely what he heard by reports of the Country, & he further deposeth not that he knoweth of none that can give better or cleerer evidenc in this buisness, then one Conor Mallone & further sayth not
William Troy
Taken by vs
William Cadogan
Jocelin Vssher

Deponent Fullname: William Troy
Deponent Gender: Male
Deponent Occupation: Farmer
Deponent County of Residence: Meath
Mentioned Non-Deponent Fullnames: Elyn ni kilwey, Tirlogh Doran, Peirce Newgent, Bryen Colgan, Conor Mallone
Mentioned Non-Deponent Roles: Victim, Mentioned, Mentioned, Mentioned, Mentioned