Examination of Dan Snaghtagh

Citation: TCD, 1641 Depositions Project, online transcript January 1970
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Date: 1652-09-09
Identifier: 826126r135


1641 Deposition Item Type Metadata

County: Cork
Deposition Type: Commonwealth
Nature of Deposition: Assault, Captivity, Multiple Killing, Words
Commissioners: Francis Wheeler, John Clarke
Deposition Transcription:

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Dan Snaghtagh being duly sworn and Examined on the 9 of September 1652

<A> Saith that In the first yeare of the wars he being one of the ward of downdaniell donah mc ffiny being mc Carty <one of> his Leiftenentts to Comand thatt Castle and this deponentt had [ ] to bring his goods into the Castle of downdaniell for saifty with his wif and Chilldren and the said deponent further saith Thatt donall mc ffiny and finyn mc Teige Glibbin Told this deponent That vnles hee wold stay in the Castille hee shold nott haue Any of his goods outt Again vnles hee wold stay and help keepe itt and bee vnder their Comand and soe was Constraind to stay and som belonging to the Castill Cam in and Told the Comanders Ther wear som of the Inhabtants of Bandon A fishing in the riuer then the said donah mc finey and finy Glibbin & Donogh ô Murly Comanded A party out of the Castill to take them which They did being rich Coms senior and rich Coms Jun er & Jo baker and Browght them Into the Castle and the Comanders Aforsaid of the Castle made them welcome and gaue them meatt and drinke and made very much of them and after super the Comanders of the Castle Aforsaid Called A Consultation whatt to doe with them and the result was They shold all three dye the Aforsaid Rich Combs senior and Rich Combs Junior and Jo Baker They Comanded A party to Cary them forth and this deponentt deposeth he was fetched owt of his Bed and forsed to goe with them, and then they Caried them out of the Castill too Mr Holands garden with A gaurd denish o murly Comanded the party, they they Asked whatt mony they wold giue for their Liues Rich Combs and Jo Baker said thay wold giue none and Rich Combs wished his sone not to give them Any mony, but Leue itt His wiff and Children soe then the said Rich Combs the Elder wished them to Hang his son first butt they wold nott butt Hanged Jo Baker first and then Rich Combs the Elder, and then they went too hang the yong Combs and the said Rich Combs the younger, ofered som mony for his Liffe: the some this deponentt knoweth nott butt they sentt in to the Castle to Lett the Comanders their know that Rich Combs the yonger ofered mony for his Liffe; word was sentt to the said denishe morly he shold goe with the said Combs for the mony to the said Combs his Hous being A mile from the Castle; and Coming to the said Combs his

<This Examinant saith that he was comanded to goe along with those, that went with Combes the younger for that mony, but that he having a broken belly cold not goe so fast, but staid on the top of the hill, and when they came backe, this deponent saith that he saw dermond ô murly alias Hurly in the Camp: with them that came backe with Combes, and he with others stood by when he was hangd and the dermond murly, with the rest of his brothers was the cause why { } hangd { }>

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Hous the said Combs, went In to his Barne and Took owtt <C> of the ground neer forty pond, as this deponentt Hard the party say, an then the said Combs gaue them soe much mony as hee before had promised them, and Then the said Combs disierd his releasmentt acording to their Agreementt, butt the said Murly refused butt and toke all the rest of his mony Away from him and Caried Hime backe to the place whear his father was hanged and then this murly Left Him ther with his Gaurd and went and Caried the mony into the Castle to the Comandes & Comeinge forth againe hanged him; he sayeth moreouer that the three marlies which were then in the Castele were soe violent against the aforesaid Comes the younger, that theye were the men that Caused him to suffer & none but they

the marke [mark] of Donevan alias Snaghtah;

<symbol> Joan the wife of donevane Snaghtagh hath deposed that all which has bine said by hir aforesaid is the truth; & nothinge but the truth

the marke [mark] of Joane Snaghtagh;

<symbol> These Examinants saith farther that McCarty Reagh, came to Downdannell Castle that the same night that Combes was executed; and the mony was offred to <D> his disposall; but he had none of it, & that McCarty though he seemed seemed seemed somewhat offended, when they offred, the mony, yet he neuer imprisoned nor punished any for the murder of Combes!

coram nobis examinant et jurat
John Clerke
ff: Wheeller

Dan: Snaghtagh Examinacion
about Combes

Deponent Fullname: Dan Snaghtagh, Joan Snaghtagh
Deponent Gender: Male, Female
Deponent Occupation: Wife
Deponent County of Residence: Cork,
Mentioned Non-Deponent Fullnames: donah mc ffiny, * mc Carty, finyn mc Teige Glibbin, finy Glibbin, Donogh , denish o murly, Rich the elder Combs, Rich the younger Combs, Jo Baker, Mr Holand, * McCarty Reagh
Mentioned Non-Deponent Roles: Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Victim, Victim, Victim, Mentioned, Mentioned