Examination of Cahill o Murry

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

Date: 1653-07-05
Identifier: 817111r095


1641 Deposition Item Type Metadata

County: Longford & Westmeath
Deposition Type: Commonwealth
Nature of Deposition: Captivity, Killing, Words
Commissioners: Robert Geoffreys, Thomas Dancer
Deposition Transcription:

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<A> The examinacion of Cahill o Murry of Newtowne neere Trym aged 40 yeares or thereabouts taken the fifth day of July 1653 before Robert Geoffreys and Thomas Dancer Esquires two of the Comittee appoynted by the High Court of Justice sitting at Dublin to take examinacions of Massacres and Murthers Comitted in the Countyes of Meath and Westmeath &c
The sayd Cahill being duely sworne and examined deposeth and sayth That at the tyme that the Parly was betweene Captayne Jones now Lord of Ranelagh and Sir James Dillon Mr Edmund Dalton came forth from Athlone to goe vnto the sayd Parley And that as the examinant heard say <A> Oliver Magawly and Richard o Brien with many soldiers in their Company mett with the sayd Edmund Dalton at a Place called Cregan neere vnto the Place where the Parley was to be had and the sayd Oliver very Cuningly and by way of sleight [ ] of purpose to intrapp him shewed vnto the sayd Edmund a protection which he sayd he had from the lo: President of Connaght and desired the sayd Edmund to Looke vpon it and to tell him whither or noe it were signed with the Lo: Presidents owne hand which the sayd Edmund noe sooner taking into his hand to Looke vpon, but the sayd Oliver and Richard o Brien presently apprehended him and tooke him prisoner to the Castle of the sayd Towne of Cregan which towne and Castle did belong vnto the sayd Richard o Brien where ther was at that tyme a garrison <B> of souldiers vnder the Comaund of the sayd Oliver Magawly and one Art o Melaghlyn And this examinant being there at that present when the sayd Edmund Dalton was brought prisoner to the sayd Castle, He heard that the sayd Oliver Magawly and Richard o Brien did then resolve to hange the sayd Edmund in the Orchyard of the sayd Castle and did se e them lead him forth thither to that purp{ose} which they made knowen vnto the sayd Edmund, wherevpon the sayd Edmund wisht them to beware what they did, and sayd vnto them, that wheresover they did shedd his blood, that it would cry from that Place for vengeance vnto the Lord against the Murtherers of him, wherevpon the sayd Richard o Brien sayd that the sayd Edmund should not be put to death vpon his land And so this Examinant did see the sayd Oliver and Richard alleaging

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<C> (alleaging that they had Orders from the sayd Sir James Dillon to hang him) they presently delivered him over to a Guard of soldiers to be ledd vnto a place Called Booly vick Cahill roe, and there they kept him them all nyght, and early in the morning being the Sabath Day The sayd soldiers and one James Malone, whoe being the owner of the sayd Booly vick Cahil roe and alleaging also that he had orders from for putting the sayd Edmund to death tooke the sayd Edmund and hanged him vp by the neck vpon a tree vntill he was dead, This examinant Comming presently after them to the sayd Booly did see the sayd Edmund hanging vpon a tree, And found there the sayd James Malone with fower soldiers in his company And this examinant vpon sight therof making great moane and Crying out for the death of the sayd Edmund Dalton they the sayd Malone and the sayd fower soldiers threatned him that they would Cutt Downe the sayd Edmund and hang him this examinant in his place, which put hym this examinant into a great fright, so that he knewe not what to doe, And then the sayd soldiers he the sayd Edmund being dead, Cutt him downe from the tree and buried him And further the sayd examinant deposeth not
The mark [mark] of Cahill
o Murry
Robert Geoffreys.
Thomas Dancer.
This examinacion was taken by the interpretacion of
Hugh Murry the interpreter of the Court who
was Likwyse sworn to interpret truely

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Cahill o Murry of Newtowne neere Trym in the County of Meath yeoman came this day before vs Robert Geoffreys and Thomas Dancer Esquires twoe of the Committee appoynted by the High Court of Justice sitting at Dublin for examining of wittnesses concerning Massacres and Murthers Comitted in the County of Westmeath &c And did acknowledg to be indebted vnto the keepers of the Liberty of England by Authoritie of Parliament in the summ of one hundred pounds ster to be Levied of his goods and Chattells Lands and tenements vpon the Condicion following vizt.
The Condicon of this Recognizance is such, That if the aboue bounden Cahill o Murry shall fortwith after tenn dayes warning or notice to be given him or left at his place of aboade personally appeare before the High Court of Justice sitting at Dublin and there shall give what evidence he can on the behalf of the Common Wealth against Oliver Magawly Richard o Brien and James Malone for the Murther of Edmund Dalton Esquire And shall not depart thence without the especiall licence of that Court That then this Recognizance to be voyde, Otherwyse the same to stand in full force &c.
Robert Geoffreys
Thomas Dancer


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The examinacion of Cahill
o Murry
Oliver Magawly Richard
o Brien & James Malone
for the Murther of
Edmund Dalton Esquire

Deponent Fullname: Cahill o Murry
Deponent Gender: Male
Deponent County of Residence: Unknown
Mentioned Non-Deponent Fullnames: * Captayne Jones Ranelagh, James Dillon, Edmund Dalton, Oliver Magawly, Richard o Brien, lo: President of Connaght, Art o Melaghlyn, Hugh Murry
Mentioned Non-Deponent Roles: Mentioned, Rebel, Victim, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Interpreter