Examination of Isaac Philpott

Citation: TCD, 1641 Depositions Project, online transcript January 1970
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Date: 1653-08-11
Identifier: 826237r247


1641 Deposition Item Type Metadata

County: Cork
Deposition Type: Commonwealth
Nature of Deposition: Arson, Assault, Killing, Robbery
Commissioners: John Harding, Thomas Waring
Deposition Transcription:

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Isaac Philpott of Clonecallagh within the Cantred of kilbrittan and County of Cork gent sworne & examined deposeth & saith That becawse in the begining of the present Rebellion he was at the place aforesaid robbed of his goods of considerable value, & durst not for fear of his life live there any Longer, therefore he with his family were forced to flee to Bandon & stayd there soe as he could not take notice soe farr as to the absolute knowledg of the murthers and Massacres Comitted by the Rebells in the Country Howbeit he saith that whilest he stayd at Bandonbridg aforesaid & not Long after <A> the begining of the present rebellion he heard it credibly & generally reported & soe he hath done oftentimes since, by honest people of the Country (whose report he verely beleeveth to be true) That one Richard Mewden an English protestant, who lived in Courcies Country & an English woman with him whose name he knoweth not, were about ffebruary 1641 mett with and surprised by some of the souldiers of Charles McCarty Reagh & carried to kilbrittan Castle, the said mcCarties cheefe howse; where in sight of the said howse the said Mewden by Comand of the said McCarty Reaghe was hanged to death, but that the English woman escaped, And it was the generall report of the English Country that the said mc Cartie <B> Reaghe was very cruell to them, & he & his burned the ir houses of the and he & his brother fflorence mc Carty & their souldiers burned three of this deponents howses becawse he denied contribution to the his the said McCartie Reoghs partie: But as to the further relacion of the cruell Actions of the said McCarty Reogh & his souldiers One Maior William Holcome & Captain John Sweete cann as this deponent thincketh more at large demonstrate the same:

Isaacke Philpot
Deposed vnto the xith of August 1653
Joh. Harding
Tho: Waring

Deponent Fullname: Isaac Philpott
Deponent Gender: Male
Deponent Occupation: Gentleman
Deponent County of Residence: Cork
Mentioned Non-Deponent Fullnames: Richard Mewden, Charles McCarty Reagh, fflorence mc Carty, William Holcome, John Sweete
Mentioned Non-Deponent Roles: Victim, Rebel, Rebel, Witness, Witness