Deposition of Elizabeth Birtch

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

Date: 1642-01-07
Identifier: 832188r180


1641 Deposition Item Type Metadata

County: Cavan
Deposition Type: Dublin Original
Nature of Deposition: Assault, Killing, Robbery, Stripping
Commissioners: John Sterne, John Watson
Deposition Transcription:

fol. 188r

Elizabeth Birtch late of the towne and County of Cavan widow duly sworne saith
That on Newyeres day last she was present nere Kilcock in the County of Kildare when viijt Rebells without any occasion given them did most cruelly & barbarously murther & kill an English man whose name she knows not & cruelly be tt his poore wife and putt a rope about this deponents neck & would have hangd her as she thyn c ks but that they were diswaded by twoe men that accidentally came thither, And then the same Rebells robbed & stript the said murthered mans wife and her this deponent of all their cloths, and turned them into the could naked
Signum predicte [mark] Elizabethe
Jur 7 Jan: 1641 coram
Joh Watson
Joh: Sterne

fol. 188v

Eliz: Birch: Com: Cavan
Jur 7o Jan: 1641

[Copy at MS 832,

fol. 049r


Deponent Fullname: Elizabeth Birtch
Deponent Gender: Female
Deponent Occupation: Widow
Deponent County of Residence: Cavan