Examination of Lieut Dauid German

Citation: TCD, 1641 Depositions Project, online transcript January 1970
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Date: 1652-09-13
Identifier: 826143v164


1641 Deposition Item Type Metadata

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

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<14> Lieut. dauid German being sworne & examined saith that he knowes Mr John Stepney for he liu’d with him before the warres, & continued with him vntill his death & saith that in the yeare 41 the said Mr Stepney for feare of the rebells had left his owne habitacion at Garry Lucas in Coursys Countrey, and was gone to the old Head Castle for his safety which castle pertaineding to the Lord Coursy and vpon a certaine day when oates were a soweing the said Mr Stepney went to Garry Lucas to his house to deliuer oates to his seruants to sow & this deponent followed him with some horses and not <B> long after that the said Mr Stepney was entred into his house) this deponent saw eight Irish Rebells goe towards the house, & in fiue gott in & brought out Mr Stepney stript to the bare skinne, & they carryed him alonge towards the enemyes quarters. this deponent followed as long as he durst being beaten by one of the eight (vizt) Cormucke o Daly & it seemes they murthered <symbol> him the said Stepney about a mile distant from his owne house, & this deponent as he returned home, gott A horse of his masters & rid backe towards the old head, & as he was rideing he saw two irish men sit vpon a (vizt) donough o Nahoone & his brother <C> Teige (to the best of this deponents remembrance) whoe asked what was the matter at Garry Lucas. this deponent answered the Rebells had carryed away Mr Stepney to which as the deponent remembers donough o Nahoone said (clapping his hand vpon his breast) nowe Mr Stepney will say this is my doeings, or words to that purpose & this deponent further saith that he knowes for certaine that there was falling out betwixt Mr Stepney, and


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the said Nahoone a litle before about some trespasse the said Nahoones Cattle had done Mr Stepney & this deponent heard the said Nahoone giue the said Mr Stepney Nahoone very peremtory sturdy & saucy language. & the deponent knowe both the said donough & his brothers were very sturdy fellowes. further this deponent saith he was told that those eight below Rebells aforesaid came from Kilbrittan Castle they belonging to McartheCarty Rea. but their names he knowes not saue onely the said Cormucke; And this deponent further saith that when Mr Stepney was a carrying to be buryed, accompanyed with a greate number of English & Irish, the foresaid Nahoones mother fell vpon her knees to the Lord Coursy & beg’d that her sonnes might not goe with the Corps for shee was affraid the English would kill them, by reason of the death of Mr Stepney; & this deponent saith that he did not see the said donough Nahoone in Company with the said rebells while he was present while he was present but whether he had any correspondancy with them afterwards or noe he knoweth not.
And this deponent saith he knew one Robert Beere that liued at Oyster hauen, the at the beginning <E> of the warres & being willing to remoue & to liue amongst the English, he acquainted one of his seruants there with) (being irish) whoe informed Mr John Long of MountLong then high shreffe of County Corke thereof sodainly after the said Beere was sent for to the Belgooly where he was imprisoned by the said Longs order, & his wife goeing to see him, they were both there hanged & two or three dayes after two of their children were throwne ouer the rockes. And further saith not.

Dauid Germyn

Deponent Fullname: dauid German
Deponent Gender: Male
Deponent Occupation: Lieutenant
Deponent County of Residence: Cork
Mentioned Non-Deponent Fullnames: John Stepney, Robert Beere, Lord Coursy, John Long, donough o Nahoone
Mentioned Non-Deponent Roles: Victim, Victim, Mentioned, Mentioned, Rebel