Examination of Thomas Dunkin

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

Date: 1653-08-11
Identifier: 826238r249


1641 Deposition Item Type Metadata

County: Cork
Deposition Type: Commonwealth
Nature of Deposition: Captivity, Killing
Commissioners: John Baker, Thomas Waring
Deposition Transcription:

fol. 238r


Ensigne Thomas Dunkin of Bandon in the County of Corke sworne & examined deposeth & saith That he hath beene [ ] often told by divers people aswell Irish as English vnto whose Report he gives beleefe that one Phillip Smith of Bandon aforesaid servant to one William ffuller shoomaker in the first yere of the Rebellion goeing neare the Castle of kilbrittaine to looke for his Masters <A> horses was apprehended & carried prisoner to the said mcCartie Reogh at kilbrittaine aforesaid & there hanged to death by the Comand of the said McCarty on a gallows standing within the sight of the said Castle: And further saith that about twoe yeres afterwards he this deponent meeting with one Brian mc Swynny whoe when the said Smith was hanged was was Captaine Captain at kilbrittaine when the said Phillip Smith was hanged Comander of the forcs there vnder the Comand of McCarty Reogh: he this deponent questioned the said Brian mc Swynny concerning the murthering of the said Smith whoe then affirmed that he L was hanged by mc Carty Reoghs orders & Comand; And also saith that the said Brian mc Swynny confessed at his arraignment at Cork that the said Smith was hanged as at kilbrittaine aforesaid; And this deponent beleeveth that the same is very true, And this deponent further saith that he heard one Mrs Barnard of Castlemaghan nere Bandon & divers others both Irish & English protest & say That one widow Deane an English woman protested shee was present when Andrew Barkham an Englishman was hanged <B> within 3 myles of Bandon where the said McCartie then kept his Campe & that by the Comand of the said McCarty Reoghe, which was alsoe done in the first yere


fol. 238v


of the present Rebellion: And it was still the report of all the forcs of Carbery that they were all Comanded by the said McCarty Reoghe, & what they did was by his Comand.

Tho: Dunkins
Jur 11o Augusti
1653 before us
John Baker
Tho: Waring

Against Lo: Muskery
Ensigne Tho: Dunkin of
Bandon Co: Corke

McCarty Reogh
A: 15

Deponent Fullname: Thomas Dunkin
Deponent Gender: Male
Deponent Occupation: Ensign
Deponent County of Residence: Cork
Mentioned Non-Deponent Fullnames: Phillip Smith, Andrew Barkham, William ffuller, * mcCartie Reogh, Brian mc Swynny, widow Deane, Mrs Barnard
Mentioned Non-Deponent Roles: Victim, Victim, Mentioned, Rebel, Rebel, Witness, Witness