Examination of John Ware

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

Date: 1652-09-13
Identifier: 826137r148


1641 Deposition Item Type Metadata

County: Cork
Deposition Type: Commonwealth
Nature of Deposition: Assault, Captivity, Killing, Multiple Killing
Commissioners: Richard Hodder, Robert Southwell, Tristram Whetcombe
Deposition Transcription:

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<Kinsale 13th 7ber 1652> Examinacion of witnesses toucheing certaine Murthers taken by Major Richard Hodder, Generall of Kinsale, Tristram Whetcombe Suffraigne of the same, & Mr Robert Southwell
<1 1)> John Ware of Ringrone aged 50 yeares or thereabouts being sworne vpon the holy Evangelists & duly examined saith that one daniell Robby mcCarty a blacke man, and Lieutenant to mac Carty at Kilbrittan in 41: told this deponent three yeares agoe that he did with a file of musquettiers came three nights To Ballinspottle & lay in John Justice his gardens watching for the said Justice to haue carryed him away to Kilbrittan Alsoe saith that whole one Edward Meech an English protestant liueing at the begining of the warres at a place called Killamere neare Newstowne in the barrony of Kinalmeeky; was hanged at the Mantch in Carberry <B> which was then generally reported to be by MacCarty Reas order his Army lying then lying there; and particularly one dermond o Reardan (some times this deponents seruant, & now liueing in Kinalea) declared seuerall times large passages touching the said Meech his death to this deponent, which he now remembreth not. And further saith that the said Meech had one onely daughter whoe was knockt in the head by one dermond and neare Iniskeene by the procurement of dermond duffes wife whoe caused her to be knocked in the heard the said duffes wife now liues neare Iniskeene aforesaid, & saith that Nicholas Turke <Scott> of Bandon bridge did tell him soe: And further saith there was one Robert Scott his wife & three daughters murthered neare Kilmurrow Church in Musgraue in their owne habitacion there by halfe a score Irish men that came into the house & told the said Scott that the Lord of Musgraue had sent for them; but but takeing them out of the house kild them all, in the euening and then a day or two after they were threwn e the m into the saw pit. this deponent saw the said pit afterwards. he further saith that the said Scott was desired by one William Murphell that liued neare Kilmurry perswaded the said Scott ( to come from donough mc dermonds house & liue with him to his owne, & afterwards perswaided him to let him carry his goods a long with his owne to Castle Moore, or Kilkrey: but sodainly after saith the said Scott was kild as aforesaid and a few dayes after the said Scott & his wife & children were murthered as aforesaid & further saith not.

John [mark] Ware his marke


Deponent Fullname: John Ware
Deponent Gender: Male
Deponent County of Residence: Cork
Mentioned Non-Deponent Fullnames: daniell Robby mcCarty, * mac Carty, dermond o Reardan, Lord of Musgraue, John Justice, Edward Meech, Robert Scott, dermond o Reardan, dermond duffe, Nicholas Turke, William Murphell
Mentioned Non-Deponent Roles: Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Victim, Victim, Victim, Mentioned, Mentioned, Mentioned, Mentioned