Examination of Gerrard Colley

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

Date: 1642-05-03
Identifier: 834018r016


1641 Deposition Item Type Metadata

County: Louth & Monaghan
Deposition Type: Dublin Original
Nature of Deposition: Investigative
Commissioners: Robert Meredith
Deposition Transcription:

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The Examination of Gerrard Colley, taken the 2d daie of May 1642; Before mee Chancelour of his Maiesties Court of Exchequer; By direction of the right honnorable the Lorde Justices & Councell
Who beeing sworne & Examined saith, that there beein{g} an Order made by the Commanders of the Countie of Lowth amongst the Rebells that euerie ffortie Acres (beeing the sixt part of a Plough Land) within the said Countie, should send forth one Souldier And this Examinant haveing ffourescore acres & beeing sent vnto for thes said two Souldiers allotted for his share wrote a Letter vnto the Lord of Lowth, whereby hee acquainted his Lordship, that for the furtherance of the holie cause then in hand, hee had sent his two Souldiers, & further then this hee did nothing in this present Rebellion. And this Examinant further saith that hee heard Collogh McBryan, & Patrick in McLaughlin McMahowne saie, that this buisenes (meaneing the present Rebellion) was first contrived in England & that with him & the rest of the Northeren Rebells, most of the Nobillitie & great ones of the Kingdome ioyned, & that theire handes could bee produced to that purpose. And alsoe saith, that the English about his this Examinants dwelling were for the most part robbed and rifled by the Neighboures and inhabitants of the said Countie of Lowth. And lastli{e} this Examinant saith, that when hee wrote the Letter

fol. 18v

aboue mentioned, hee this Examinant was in feare of his life & in danger of the said Northeren Rebells

Gerrarde Colley
Rob: Meredith

fol. 19r

fol. 19v

The Examination of Gerrard Colley.


Deponent Fullname: Gerrard Colley
Deponent Gender: Male
Deponent County of Residence: Louth
Mentioned Non-Deponent Fullnames: Collogh McBryan, Patrick in McLaughlin McMahowne
Mentioned Non-Deponent Roles: Mentioned, Mentioned