Examination of Richard Shortall re Sir Morgan Cavanagh

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

Date: 1654-03-01
Identifier: 818317r305


1641 Deposition Item Type Metadata

County: Wexford
Deposition Type: Commonwealth
Nature of Deposition: Confederacy
Commissioners: B Hussey, Edward Withey
Deposition Transcription:

fol. 317r

The examinacion of Richard Shortall of Eniscorthy gent aged fortie yeares or thereabouts, taken vpon oath, on the behalfe of the Comonwealth Concerning the said Sir Morgan Cavanagh knight deceased.
The Examinant saith and Deposeth that the said Sir Morgan being att Rosse about July 1642: & where this deponent making his applicacion to the Lord of Mountgarrett to take of the force of an order giuen by the said Sir Morgan Cauanagh, prohibiting all the Lord Esmondes tennants to pay any rent to the Lady Esmond) this deponent hee the said sir Morgan being in conferrence with the deponent informed the deponent that hee the said Sir Morgan Cavanagh, was one of the Number of the Irish Nobillity that intended to betray the Castle of Dublin, & went to Dublin & was there at the day appointed for the taking & surprising of the said Castle of Dublin, where he the said Sir Morgan was with the Lord Maquire, Sir Phelim รด Neale & others of that Conspiracy was apprehendeded & from thence made <l> an escape, & Came into the County of wexford, & thence Joyned with the Irish, At which time the said Sir Morgan was in competicion with the Lord of Mountgarrett for the superiority of the gouerment of the said County: Hee the said Sir Morgan, hauing at that time, assumed to himselfe the sole, & entire gouerment of the whole County, & hauing Raysed the Comand a Regiment of foote, & issued warrants vnder his owne hand for the Raysing of monyes & maintenance for of his said Regiment, This deponent hauing seen some of the said warrants, which were dated before the 10th of Nouember 1642: the & exceeding strict, & of an high and insolent Nature, and further saith not
Rich: Shortall
Sworne before vs the first of March
Edward withey
B: Hussey
{Sir Morgan Cavanagh}

fol. 317v

Deponent Fullname: Richard Shortall
Deponent Gender: Male
Deponent Occupation: Gentleman
Deponent County of Residence: Wexford
Mentioned Non-Deponent Fullnames: Morgan Cavanagh, Lord Maquire, Phelim , Lord of Mountgarrett, Lord Esmond, Lady Esmond
Mentioned Non-Deponent Roles: Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Mentioned, Mentioned