Examination of Dermot Murphy

Citation: TCD, 1641 Depositions Project, online transcript January 1970
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Date: 1652-11-23
Identifier: 826173r194


1641 Deposition Item Type Metadata

County: Cork
Deposition Type: Commonwealth
Nature of Deposition: Captivity, Multiple Killing, Words
Commissioners: Henry Jones
Deposition Transcription:

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The Examination of Dermot Murphy alias Corig at Knocanageriah in the Co: of Corke taken Nov 23: 1652
This Examinant saith that about two yeares since he lived vnder protection <60ty> in Kilcrea in the Co: of Corke where Simon Purdom of Major Purdomes troope then commanded the Castle of Kilcrea: that about November last was two yeares Capten Dermot oge mc Carthy and 25 of horse the twenty five of the Lo: of Muskerys party commanded by Captain Dermod oge mcCarty came that night to the Examinants house at Kilcrea aforesaid they haveing a designe for surprising the saide Castle of Kilcrea; & then told this Examinant that if he would reveale theire being there they would kill him, & required him the examinant the to watch the Governors Comeing out of the said Castle the next day: & kept a guard on the Examinants house not permitting any to go out thence but him the examinant onely for observinge the Governor comeing out of the Castle as aforesaid: that the next day the said Governor comeing out, he the Examinant gave notice thereof to the said party. being demaunded wherefore he did not send word to the Governor of his danger of the plot layd, he said that he was threatened to haue his wife & children killed kill’d if he gave any such notice: And farther saith that the said Governor comeing out of the Castle as aforesaid went into the house of John Corbet in Kilcr ea where was drinke Ale sold: that Charles Dillon, Robert Kenedy, & John Morgan (all of the said Major Purdoms troope) were there also with some of the country people, particularly John ô Connor, Andrew Roch, Awly Murphy, donel Connor, sonne to the saide John, Cahir Connor all of Kilcrea aforesaid & others whom he remembreth not. And saith that the said Governor, & Dillon, Kenedy & Morgan were taken in the house by the said dermot oges party & caried them that night to Ivelery in muskery about 13 miles from Kilcrea aforesaid where they continued 3 or 4 dayes, after which the said Simon & Charles were sent to Rosse in Kerry to the Lo: of Muskery, & Kenedy & Morgan were hang’d

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by orders of Capten Mahone donogh ô Mahone who then <D> commanded the Lo: of Muskerys troope & was Governor of the barony of Muskery. And saith that if he was have his life he will declare the truth in all thinges that Owen Cuningham of Kilcrea, & Andrew Roch of Kilcrea both vnder protection were {the } the occasion of the death of the said parties, & that he the examinant did heare the said Cuningham & Roch tell the said Dermot & Donogh O Mahone that if they the said kenedy & Morgan escaped the country would fare the worsse for it, whereupon they were hangd as aforesaid at Inchigely in the said County: & of the said Cuningam, & Roch did go along with come after the said party from Kilcrea: & that the said Andrew was with the said party [ ] at the Examinants house at Kilcrea before day & one after went into went as that house where into the Governor of Killcrea went asnd aforesaid where he was taken as <E> aforesaid. He further saith that the said party did carry him the said Examinant along with them, & would not let him go from them vntill he would engaged to take vp armes with them, with whom he continued vntill the conditions made with the Lo: of Muskery: & saith that he was at Rosse aforesaid when the said Kenedy and Morgan were hanged: & that before his the Examinants goeing to Rosse he heard Andrew Roch speake against the said Kenedy & Morgan as aforesaid: & after the examinant was told by the said donogh mc Mahone that the said Cuningham & Roch did presse ernestly against the said kenedy & Morgan: & farther saith not.

Dermot [mark] Murphys marke
This was taken before me
Hen: Jones

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The Examination of
Dermot Murphy
the murder of
Robert Kenedy &
John Morgan./

Deponent Fullname: Dermot alias Corig Murphy
Deponent Gender: Male
Deponent County of Residence: Cork
Mentioned Non-Deponent Fullnames: Simon Purdom, Major Purdome, Lo: of Muskery, Dermod oge mcCarty, John , Awly Murphy, donel Connor, Cahir Connor, Owen Cuningham, Andrew Roch, Dermot *, Donogh O Mahone, John Corbet, Charles Dillon, Robert Kenedy, John Morgan
Mentioned Non-Deponent Roles: Mentioned, Mentioned, Mentioned, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Mentioned, Victim, Victim, Victim