Deposition of John Naughtynn

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

Date: 1645-07-15
Identifier: 817071r069


1641 Deposition Item Type Metadata

County: Longford & Westmeath
Deposition Type: Dublin Original
Nature of Deposition: Assault, Captivity, Death, Killing, Robbery, Words
Commissioners: Henry Brereton, Henry Jones
Deposition Transcription:

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John Naughtynn of the parrish of kilbeggan in the County of westmeath gentleman sworne and examined deposeth and saith That since the begining of the present Rebellion vizt about a fortnight before Christmas 1641 hee this deponent at his farme within the parrish aforesaid was forceibly deprived robbed & dispojled of his goods & chattells Const Consisting of Corne Malt hay garrons & sheepe, vizt of Corne and Malt taken out of his howse by Conley Geoghagan of Donore in the County of Meath gent of sevenscore Barrells worth 20 li., Of corne in the ground to the value of xxx li., of brasspotts panns and other howsholdgoodes taken away by the said Conley and his <A.> servants Laughlin O Cary and Daniell mc William, to the value of 16 li., More taken by the foresaid persons five beeves, one heffer and clothes to the value of thirteene powndes, And about the vjth of January then next after this deponent was robbed by Brian Mc Neill Magoghagan of Loghanlonaght in the parrish of Newtowne and County of Westmeath gentleman, of a gray nag & other his goods to the value of xxv li., And about the xxiiijth of december 1641 was Robbed and dispoiled by Richard mc Edmond <B.> Geoghagan of Troughanleeke in the said County Gentleman of 4 fatt Cowes worth 9 li., And by Oliver ô Brenan of the Barry in the said County gentleman, whoe is a Captain amongst the Rebells of Eight Cowes, one fether bed a suite of clothes & other thinges to the value of xxiij li., the said Brenan and his souldjers when they by force tooke aw away the said goodes threatening this deponent, his wife and servants, to cutt their throats and hang them all if they made any resistance,
And this deponent about a fortnight before Christmas, aforesaid 1641 was at his farme at Derrin in the queens County af forceibly robbed and dispoyled by one John mc <c> Wiliam ô Dun of nere Rossenallis in the queens County & his servants of Eleven Cowes and Calves 4 steeres one Bull 50 sheepe 7 Mares and naggs Corne hay clothes and hows= holdgoodes worth 72 li. sterling, his whole losses amounting to <198 li.> One hundred

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<A.> nyntie eight Powndes sterling, And this deponent further saith that on or about the xviijth day of January June 1642 the servants or souldiers Comanded by Art Molloy now of Tulloghmore in the Kings Countie of gentleman whose names he knoweth not in the streete of kilbeggan in the County of Westmeath did with with their skenis and other weapons maliciously cruelly & Rebelliously stabb and wound most greevously one Jane Browne an English protestant, and her Daughter Margrett Browne, And at the same tyme hanged at kilbeggan aforesaid a yong boy called John Hetherenton And then returning to those wounded women, they there made a great hole in the grownd, and therein having throwne the said boy they alsoe then and there forced & threw into the same hole both said wounded women, and whereas thone of them vizt the said Margret had a sucking child, and desired that if they would bury her alive, that they would alsoe bury with her her said sucking child, becawse she knew they wold kill or starve it, they refused that request, but then and there forceibly threw earth & stones vpon both those woman & an in most Inhumane and barbarous manner buried them both alive, and the poore infant starved & died in the streets.
About the same time the wife of one John Harrison was surprized and taken nere Kilbeggan as shee was <B.> comeing towards Dublin and then and there hanged to death
About the last of June 1642 the souldjers comanded by the Rebell Robert ffox of Kilcoursy in the said Countie of Westmeath whose names this deponent knoweth not hanged to death most vnlawfully murthered one Mr Charles Abrey in the high way nere the Towne of Trim in the said County of Meath
<X> And further saith that hee this deponent being for some time kept & restrained of his liberty amongst the Rebells that is to say about 3 January 1641 – in the tyme of such

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restraint hee sawe the souldiers of the Rebell Mr Scurlock <A.> of Scurlockstowne, whose names he knoweth not surprize and forceibly carry into the Church of Newcastle in the County of Dublin one Richard Jones, an a protestant, And then and there with withes they bound his head & heeles together & his hands vpon his back then they prickt & stabbed him with their skeanes kicked spurned him pissed in his mowth threw dirt & myre in his face, & soe barbarously vsed him that it is almost may seeme incredible to relate, And in or nere that miserable state he was kept & almost famished for nere a fortnight together, Howbeit they calling him English dogg and many other opprobrious names. Howbeit by meanes of a skirmish that then happened betweene those Rebells and the English souldjers for his Maiesty both this deponent & that poore distressed man gott loose & escaped away
John Naghten
Jur 15o Julij 1645 coram
Hen: Jones
Hen: Brereton


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John Naughtynne Jurat 15o
Julij 1645
C. Westmeath
Intw Ex
11 dec


Deponent Fullname: John Naughtynn
Deponent Gender: Male
Deponent Occupation: Gentleman
Deponent County of Residence: Westmeath
Mentioned Non-Deponent Fullnames: Conley Geoghagan, Laughlin O Cary, Daniell mc William, Brian Mc Neill, Richard mc Edmond Geoghagan, Oliver Brenan, John mc *, Wiliam Dun, Art Molloy, Robert ffox, Mr Scurlock, Jane Brown, Margrett Browne, John Hetherenton, Charles Abrey, Richard Jones, John Harrison
Mentioned Non-Deponent Roles: Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Victim, Victim, Victim, Victim, Victim, Mentioned