Examination of Oliver Ledwich

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

Date: 1653-01-12
Identifier: 816256r163


1641 Deposition Item Type Metadata

County: Meath
Deposition Type: Dublin Original
Nature of Deposition: Captivity, Killing, Robbery
Commissioners: Thomas Dancer, William Cadogan
Deposition Transcription:

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The Examinacion of Oliver Ledwich of Trym taken at Dublin the 12th of January 1652
The said Oliver Ledwich aged seuen & twenty yeares or thereabouts being duely Examined saith That about fiue yeeres since he this Examinant being a foote souldier T roupe r vnder the Comand of Sir Luke fitz Geralds Company was by Captaine Taaff then Governour of Tecroghan <A> comanded to goe with a party then appointed to fetch away the prey of Castleton Moylagh neere Trym, And that Hugh Mc an Ry a Corporall had the Comand of the party which consisted of Twelue foote, some of whose names were Luke Lyneham now prisoner, Hugh Cormock, this Examinant Bryan Clawan, Owen Boy Andrew Linch Bryan Martin and Redmund Birmingham both which last mencioned are since dead the rest of their names that were vpon the party he doth not now remember That the said Corporall led the said party to Castleton Moylagh aforesaid, where being come, he ordered this Examinant & Hugh Cormock to stay in Company with Luke Lyneham aforesaid, about a pistoll shott, from the Castle (the said Corporall pretending that he feared Luke Leyneham would goe & see his kindred & thereby the coming of a party from Tecroghan would be discovered to the English forces; And in the meane time while the deponent & Hugh

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& Hugh Cormock were keeping Luke Leynham at that distance from the Castle the Corporall with some others went to the Bawne of <B> the said Castle and thence brought the Cattle being in number about forty Cowes and as they droue them in the night towards Tecroghan the souldiers of the Garrison of Mullinetagh sallyed out and recovered the prey The Examinant being demanded whether the said Luke Leynham or any other of the said party did at the taking away the said Cowes out of the Bawne, kill one Richard Gayner, he denyeth that he then knew of any such thing, but saith That as they came neere to Tecrohan, some of the party tooke notice that one of their fellow souldiers was missing, vpon which Owen Boy รด Gelshenan aforesaid said that if they had lost one of their Company, he had killed another for him at Castle Moylagh, The next day newes came to Tecroaghan that Richard Geyner was killed, by a party of Tecroghan wherevpon Captain Geyner his sonne then in Tecroghan made inquiry for his fathers murderer and Owen Boy was found and apprehended and put in prison but soone after Escaped & And further saith not
Ollifer Ledath
Examined by
William Cadogan
Thomas Danser

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The Examinacion of Oliver Ledwich taken the 12 feb 1652

The Examinacion of Hugh Cormock of Major Stanleys Troupes at

Deponent Fullname: Oliver Ledwich
Deponent Gender: Male
Deponent Occupation: Soldier
Deponent County of Residence: Meath
Mentioned Non-Deponent Fullnames: Luke fitz Gerald, Captaine Taaff, Hugh Mc an Ry, Luke Lyneham, Hugh Cormock, Bryan Clawan, Owen Boy, Andrew Linch, Bryan Martin, Redmund Birmingham, Richard Geyner, Capten Geyner, Owen Boy
Mentioned Non-Deponent Roles: Mentioned, Mentioned, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Victim, Mentioned, Rebel