Examination of John Justice

Citation: TCD, 1641 Depositions Project, online transcript January 1970
[http://1641.tcd.ie/deposition.php?depID?=826137v149] accessed Monday 25th of September 2017 03:21 PM

Dublin Core

Date: 1652-09-13
Identifier: 826137v149


1641 Deposition Item Type Metadata

County: Cork
Deposition Type: Commonwealth
Nature of Deposition: Assault, Captivity, Killing, Multiple Killing
Deposition Transcription:

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<x 2)> John Justice of Ballinspittle in barrony of Coursys aged 45 yeares or thereabouts being sworne vpon the holy evangelists saith he knew one William Gussam seruant to Mr Marsh that was kild by the irish <C> at the begining of the warres, & the generall reporte was that he was taken out of Marshes house and carryed to Kilbrittan Castle, there being MacCarty Rea being then in the Castle there himselfe in person, & the generall reporte was that by the said MacCartys order, he was first hang’d & vpon newes of some English horse come in from Bandon, he being not thoroughly hanged & t hen women knockt in the heard <m> with stones. And further saith he knew one Mr John Stepney, whoe was massacred most miserably by the Irish vpon Edmund John Carnys Land in Coursys countrey, whoe gaue him at least 40 wounds which this deponent saw, & this deponent saith that Teige Skannell alias Roe & then belonging to Kilbrittan [ ] and MacCartys (talor (whose name this deponent knows not) were two of those that murdered him; And saith that Teige McEnnis & donough O Nahoone liueing now in Coursyes countrey can giue further euedence there of And further saith he knew one Arthur Glanfield whoe was murthered vpon the foresaid Carnys land, this deponent saw him that day he was kild, but whoe they were that kild him, this deponent he knoweth not but he supposeth that Edmond Carny & & his sister can giue in further euedence. And further saith that one Lawrence a sawyer & two men more was kild murthered vpon John Brownes land at Coole bawne; by McCartyes men, that came from Kilbrittan; One of whose heads they carryed to Kilbrittan aforesaid & further saith not.

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Deponent Fullname: John Justice
Deponent Gender: Male
Deponent County of Residence: Cork
Mentioned Non-Deponent Fullnames: William Gussam, John Stepney, Arthur Glanfield, Lawrence *, Mr Marsh, Edmond Carny, John Browne, * MacCarty Rea, Teige Skannell, Teige McEnnis, donough O Nahoone
Mentioned Non-Deponent Roles: Victim, Victim, Victim, Victim, Mentioned, Mentioned, Mentioned, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel