Deposition of Jane Sanford

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

Date: 1644-01-08
Identifier: 812224r183


1641 Deposition Item Type Metadata

County: Carlow & Killkenny
Deposition Type: Dublin Original
Nature of Deposition: Multiple Killing, Robbery, Stripping
Commissioners: Edward Piggott, Henry Jones
Deposition Transcription:

fol. 224r

T he examinacion Infor m a tion of
Jane Sanfford widdow late wife of Robert Sanfford of Crokcanedoeg in the parishe of the Disert in the Barronye <of the Barronye> of ffassa and Dyninge in the Countye of Kilkennye taken this xvijth of Aprill 1644: who beinge duelye sworne and examined deposeth as followeth vidzt
That about the 26th of November 1641: this deponent <A> and hir husband who was then livinge had taken from them by the Rebbells the Brennans and some of the Butlers, (and the Byrnes and Kavanaghes out of the Countye of Carloe, they beinge in number bout 500 men) in Cattle and goodes houshould stuffe and debttes and wearinge apparrell to the value of 293 li. which saide Rebbells came forceablye with gunnes pikes swordes and skaines to this deponentes land and house and stripped her this Deponent and hir husband, and soe they were constrained to goe in ffrost and snowe vntill they came to Castle Comber, They continued in that Castle with Captaine ffarrer vntill he yeilded vpp the Castle which was about 15 weekes, and after they had quarter to goe awaye, this Deponent and hir husband came to Ballelynon, vnder Captaine George Grimes, where this Deponentes ffather was, whose name was Roger Rawson, who formerly lived at Ballefinan about a mile from Ballelynan and the said Roger Rawson beinge desirous to save some Corne which he had at his house and some houshould stuffe, he went and thither and soe di d this Deponent and hir husband and some smalle number of musketeires and but there they were betrayed; and the saide Roger Rawson and this Deponentes saide husband were then and there most barberouslye killed and murdered, and this Deponent <B> was allsoe wounded, by the souldiers of Robert Harpoole of Shrowle in the Queens Countye by reason whereof this Deponent is left destitute of all meanes of Releife & comfort
< Dr J. Mr B >
Jur viijo Jan: 1643
Hen: Jones
Edw Pigott

fol. 224v

Jane Sanford Jur viijo
Jan: 1643
Intw Hand
26 Nov



Deponent Fullname: Jane Sanfford
Deponent Gender: Female
Deponent Occupation: Widow
Deponent County of Residence: Kilkenny
Mentioned Non-Deponent Fullnames: * Brennans, * Butlers, * Byrnes, * Kavanaghes, Robert Harpoole, Captaine ffarrer, George Grimes, Roger Rawson, Robert Sanfford
Mentioned Non-Deponent Roles: Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Mentioned, Mentioned, Victim, Victim