Examination of Richard Shortall

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

Date: 1660-03-02
Identifier: 819090r115


1641 Deposition Item Type Metadata

County: Wexford
Deposition Type: Commonwealth
Nature of Deposition: Robbery, Confederacy
Commissioners: Edward Withey, R Hussey, William Moore
Deposition Transcription:

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The examinacion of Richard Shortall of Eniscorthy gent aged fortie yeares or thereabouts taken vpon oath on the behalfe of the Comonwealth Concerning Tirlagh mc Vadicke of Balligarratt in the barrony of Goary & County of wexford gent vpon the Interrogatoryes annexed to the Commission of enquiry
<To the 1st Inter> The Examinant saith that hee well knew the said Tirlagh and that he dwelt at Balligarratt in the barrony and County aforesaid in the Irish quarters, the first yeare & the whole time of the rebellyon from whence hee did not remooue into the english quarters as the english and protestants dwelling in that Barronie did: The <i> deponents cause of knowledge is for that the deponent dwelt about two [ ] miles distant from the said Tirlaghs habitacion during the said Rebellyon
<To the 2d Inter> Hee Cannot depose
<To the 3d & 4th inter> The deponent saith That the said Tirlaugh did contribute his person and [ ] Raysed others in Armes and did act and abet the said Rebellyon and the robberyes therein Comitted vpon the english and protestants in the first yeare thereof: The deponents cause of knowledge is for that the deponent vpon his Journeying from Carnow towardes Limericke about December 1641: Did see t he an heard <k> of cowes Consisting of eleauen score or thereabouts of the proper goods of Sir Walsingham Cooke knight & his english and protestant tennants & neighbours driuen away from the landes bellonging to the said Sir walsingham & his neighbours by a great number of men in Armes whereof the said Tirlaugh was one and a cheife actor therein and further saith that the said Tirlagh & his accomplices had noe authority for their soe doeing except what they assumed to themselues & further saith not
Rich: Shortall
Sworne before vs
2o March 1653
R Hussey
Edward Withey
William Moore

Deponent Fullname: Richard Shortall
Deponent Gender: Male
Deponent Occupation: Gentleman
Deponent County of Residence: Wexford
Mentioned Non-Deponent Fullnames: Tirlagh Vadicke, Sir Walsingham Cooke
Mentioned Non-Deponent Roles: Rebel, Victim