Examination of Turlaigh Murphy re James Lewes

Citation: TCD, 1641 Depositions Project, online transcript January 1970
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Date: 1654-02-02
Identifier: 818220r190


1641 Deposition Item Type Metadata

County: Wexford
Deposition Type: Commonwealth
Nature of Deposition: Death, Confederacy
Commissioners: [Donnel], John Walker
Deposition Transcription:

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The examinacion of Turlaigh Murphy of Clorsarragh yeoman aged about thirty fiue yeares taken vpon oath on the behalfe of the Comonwealth Concerning James Lewes of the Graiges in the County of Wexford gent vpon the Interrogatoryes annexed to the Comission of enquiry
<To the first Inter> The examinant Deposeth and saith that the said James Lewes dwelt at Graiges in the Irish quarters the whole time of the Rebellyon from whence he did not remooue into the english quarters eyther vnto the forte of Duncannon or any other place in obedience to the english, the deponents cause of <d> knowledge is for that the deponent dwelt nigh to the said James certaine yeares before & since the said Rebellyon
<To the 2d Inter> The deponent saith that at the approach of the Ld Cromwells Army to wexford the said James with his son Phillip Lewes <D> did departe from their howse at Graiges & did betake themselues to the Citty of waterford (a guarrisson of the Irish) for noe other reason knowne to this deponent then to decline the english Armie & proteccion the deponents cause of knowledge is for that the deponent was informed thereof by the said James Lewes as alsoe for that the s deponent did know the said James to be absent from his said howse, in the time of his flight to waterford, & his abode there.
<To the 3d inter> The deponent saith that the said James did in the first yeare of the rebellyon actually contribute his person & his seruants in Armes in Resisting & fighting against the english
<To the 4th inter> The deponent saith that the said James Lewes did act & abet the Rebellyon in the first yeare thereof & was himselfe & his seruants in actuall Armes before the tenth of Nouember 1642: the deponents cause of knowledge is for <e> that the deponent dwelt nigh the said James & did see him & his seruants to the Number of twelue some with swordes Musquets pikes &, skeanes & other weapons, keeping in and about the said James his howse & for a his further cause of knowledge is for that the deponent about whitsontide which was in the seacond yeare of the rebellion to the best of the deponents remembrance) was with & one of a partie of the english that came owt of the forte of Duncannon neere the Graiges & were there met & fought with

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by the said James Lewes & twelue of his seruants, which said James & his seruants made seauerall shots with musquets that they had, against the english party at which time & in which fight oneLewes brother to the said James being in Armes was killed by some of the english party
<To the 5: 6: 7
8: & 9th> Hee Cannot depose other then that he heard by generall Relacion of the said James his neighbours, that the said James was one of the generall assembly or knights of the shire <f> for the Irish, in what yeare he doth not remember
<To the 10th inter> The deponent saith that William Lewes another brother to the said James, & the saidLewes whose christian Name the deponent knoweth not another of the said James his brothers & Phillip Lewes the said James his sonne were in Armes, & fighting against the english with the said James & his seruants, about Whytsontide aforesaid, at which time the said James his brother was killed as aforesaid this deponents cause of knowledge is for that the deponent was of the english party & at that time & did see the said James <g> his two brothers, & son in Armes as aforesaid, at which instant the deponent did see the said Phillip Lewes make a blow with a fowling peice or a musquet that he then & there had, at Lt Larkan, the Comander of that english partie, & strike the said Leiut Larkan over the small of his backe & strike by which blow of the spanner that was tyed in a string about the said Lts necke was stricken of & seperated from the string wherein the same was fastned
To the Rest of the Interrogatoryes he Cannot depose & further saith Not.
Tirlaugh Murphy
his [mark] marke
Sworne before vs the
2d of ffebr 1653
T Dancer
John walker

Deponent Fullname: Turlaigh Murphy
Deponent Gender: Male
Deponent Occupation: Yeoman
Deponent County of Residence: Wexford
Mentioned Non-Deponent Fullnames: James Lewes, Ld Cromwell, Phillip Lewes, * Lewes, William Lewes, Lt Larkan
Mentioned Non-Deponent Roles: Rebel, Mentioned, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Victim