Deposition of Elizabeth Gough

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

Date: 1642-02-08
Identifier: 833002r003


1641 Deposition Item Type Metadata

County: Cavan
Deposition Type: Dublin Original
Nature of Deposition: Killing, Robbery, Words
Commissioners: Henry Jones, John Sterne
Deposition Transcription:

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Elizabeth Gough late of Bellamenagh in the County of Cavan spinster deposeth as followeth beeing duly sworne & examined
That at Lismore in the County aforesaid at the house of Philip mc Mulmore o Reily this deponent beeing in the company of Cahil o Reily [ ] <a> Cahir ô Reily & Thomas mc Encor of Lismore aforesaid (the servants & warders of the said Philips house) about the 25 of November last she demaunded of Cahil O Reily the reason of these outrages against the English above others: the said Cahil answering that it was pitty that all the English in England & Ireland were not hangd drawne and quartered before now. this deponent demaunding the reason he replied, ther they had hanged & quartered the Queenes priest in her presence: & had put gunpowder in her sadle to blowe her up: the said English calling her whore & her children bastards: whereupon she was glad laboured to flee to her brother into France, having first sent letters into Ireland to kill all the English men women & children. the said Cahill adding that the said English had favour that they lost all & escaped vnslaine he further said that the Irish purposed to have a king of their owne in Ireland, and that Sir Phelim o Neale should be he.
<b> As for her losses she deposeth that there were taken from her <46-2-00 b> husband five English Cowes worth 20 li. one horse worth 5 li. corne in stack 5 li. houshold goodes 10 li. one fowling peece 32 s. quailenets, larkenets an [hay?] & a plovernets with there appurtenances to the value of 5 li. the moste of these beeing taken away by commaund from of Mulmore ô Rely of Cavet in the County aforesaid esquire & by others whose names this deponent knoweth not.
[her marke]
Elizabeth [mark] Goughs
Deposed before vs feb. 8. 1641
Hen: Jones
John Sterne
[Parte of there Smith]

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[Copy at MS 832, fols 119r-v]

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fol. 3v

{Com.} Cavan
Elizabeth Gough her
{ }
Hand Intw
Febr. 8. 1641


Deponent Fullname: Elizabeth Gough
Deponent Gender: Female
Deponent Occupation: Spinster
Deponent County of Residence: Cavan
Mentioned Non-Deponent Fullnames: Philip mc Mulmore o Reily, Cahil o Reily, Cahir , Thomas mc Encor, Phelim o Neale, Mulmore
Mentioned Non-Deponent Roles: Mentioned, Mentioned, Mentioned, Mentioned, Rebel, Rebel