Examination of John Nobbs

Citation: TCD, 1641 Depositions Project, online transcript January 1970
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Date: 1652-09-11
Identifier: 826293r298


1641 Deposition Item Type Metadata

County: Cork
Deposition Type: Commonwealth
Nature of Deposition: Multiple Killing
Commissioners: Francis Wheeler, John Clarke, Peter Wallis
Deposition Transcription:

fol. 293r


The Examination of John Nobbs aged 19 yeares taken Sept: the 11 1652
S a ith that the Last yeare, in the beginning of Harvest, this Examinant saith that he was keeping Cowes nere Patrick Garffeild’s house, at knock-cow-cane, which was an Alehouse, at which time, there came a party of soldiers by, which were with Major Wallis; and the party being gone halfe a mile, there came after, an English soldier, with a muskett, and he the went into the said house; and after he was in; there came an Irish soldier to one of the doores, & 2 protected Irish men to the other said doore, and the english soldier, beate away the Irish soldier & wherevpon the 2 aforesaid protected persons, came with great stones, and knockd him downe, & tooke him; and then those three carried him away, a mile of, and there kild him; and Buried, him; and this Examinant saith those 3 men told him that they kild him, as aforesaid, and this Examinant saith, that the soldier begd them to spare <A> his life, & he would enagage, not to fight against them, & bege them to take a ransome for him, and he would procure him, it but they would not! and this Examinant saith that he saw those twoo protected Irishmen, weare the Engl i cloathes of the aforesaid soldier, after they had kild him, And the deponent saith the names of these 2 protected Irish, are Donogh ô Linsy & dearmond ô Morte Roanah dwelling the one at Inchinegela, & the other at Kilcavana; the Tories name was John ô Dogune! oof Captain [geryerman] mcowen Lough’s Company./
And this Examinant saith that he knew one Robert Scott his wife & 3 daughters when they were ad dwelling with William Murphee, at Clough mo-Cow in the Beginning of the Rebellion, and that one night, many some Irishmen, that were in the village, & thereby, (among whom he remembreth <B> the names of Phillip ô Realig, John ô Realig & daniell O Realig & their wiues that were at a supper with the said Scott, which he had prouided! and that night after they had super, they cald them forth, as if they should haue gone to speake, with the Lord Muskerry, and when they had them all forth <from> the house, a litle way of, they hangd Scott, & his wife & one of his daughters, and the other two daughters ran away; and one of them named Cicely contended with one of the murderers, (a Tailor (his name this Examinant doth not remember) & tooke away his skeine, wherevpon the said Tailors wife) tooke hold of her by the neck cloath, & so they kild her at last, with her sister; And this Examinant saith that they 3 which were first hangd, were throwne into A saw pit, when they were not fully dead, & there buried!

the mark of John [mark] Nobbs
Examinat et Jurat coram nobis
John Clerke
ff: Wheeller
Peter Wallis



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murder of a soldier and of
Scott & his family
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Not very materiall

Deponent Fullname: John Nobbs
Deponent Gender: Male
Deponent County of Residence: Cork
Mentioned Non-Deponent Fullnames: Patrick Garffeild, Major Wallis, Donogh , Roanah, John , Phillip , John , daniell O Realig, Lord Muskerry, William Murphee, Robert Scott, Cicely Scott
Mentioned Non-Deponent Roles: Mentioned, Mentioned, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Mentioned, Victim, Victim