Deposition of Alexander Creichton

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

Date: 1642-02-28
Identifier: 834108r091


1641 Deposition Item Type Metadata

County: Louth & Monaghan
Deposition Type: Dublin Original
Nature of Deposition: Apostacy, Assault, Captivity, Desecration, Killing, Multiple Killing, Robbery, Stripping, Words
Commissioners: Henry Brereton, John Sterne
Deposition Transcription:

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Alexander Creichton late of Glaslogh in the County of Monoghan gent sworne and examined deposeth & saith That on or about the xxiijth of october now last past <a> Turlogh oge o Neile brother to Sir Phelim o Neile knighte the gran Rebell Edmond Bawne ô Hugh of Tirranny in the County of Armagh gentleman Brian oge ô Hughe of the same gent Neile darge mc Wade of Ballyclanwade in the County of Monoghan yeoman Phelom mc Wade of the same yeoman: Patrick mc Phelim of the same yeoman Art mc [Wa ] Neile darg mc ward of the same gent Patrick Smottogh mc Ward of the same yeoman Laghlin ô Gormiley gent and many other whose names he Knows not, came to this deponents howse at Glaslock aforesaid, and then and there by force and arms robbed and dispoiled him this deponent of his goods and chattells & of the values hereafter expressed vizt of one double Musket worth iij li. vj s. viij d. one Carabine worth xx s. one petronell one two e pistolls one sword & a targett worth 5 li. howsholdgoods worth Lx li. beasts and Cattle worth Lxxx li. horses & Mares worth 50 li. sheepe worth xx li. Corne & hay worth Clvj li. fewell swyne powltrie & other provision worth x li. Malt vij li. iiij s.
And the Rebells aforesaid then deprived & expelled him from his farme nere Glaslogh his interest therein considering his improvements being worth 50 li. In all <A [ ] > worth 547 li. vj s. viij d. sterAnd further saith that when he this deponent was soe robbed by the rebells they imprisoned him this deponent & his brother in law Andrew lesk Alexander Bayly James Anderson John Mewrhead James Mewrhead his sonn Alexander Ballengall & his sonn William for a and kept them there in Glaslock castle for 14 dayes or thereabouts


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in great misery neither suffering their wyves nor frends to come and bring them releife. from thence the said Rebells sent them to the gaole of Monoghan for 14 days more, where they were in noe lesse misery then before from thence they were sent back to Glaslock aforesaid; And there Art mc Brian of ô <b> Samogh mc Maghan did gather all the whole brittish prisoners aswell those aforenamed as others to the number of 22 or thereabouts & sent them to Corbridge. But in their goeing another company by the direccion of the said Art Mc Brian way layd them & slew xvj of them & the next morning murthered fforty six more English at Corbridge aforesaid where this deponent notwithstanding escapeing with his Lyffe went was admitted to goe with to Sir Phelim ô Neile whoe gave him a protection for himself his wife & chyld, <1.> And then this deponent heard the said Sir Phelim say That hee wold make noe man accompt for what he did & that he had his Maiesties [ warrant?] Comission for what he did vnder the great seale of England: And being asked whoe did putt Mr <2.> Richard Blany Seneschall to the lord Blany & one of the Knights of the shi re to death he becawse it was reported that one Art mc Brian ô Samagh Mc Maghan putt him to death he answered Let not that gentleman be blamed for my ha n d sen signed the warrant for his hanging for the pr persecuteing of his my Cozen ô Rely: And further saith that there were killed by <3.> the name or sept of the ô Hughes twelve familyes of men women and children of English prote and Scottish protestants: and that Art mc Brian of ô <b> Samogh mc Maghan ffosterbrother to the said Sir Phelim ô Neale did att


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kynnard at the entry of the said Sir Phelims gate shoote to death with a brase of bulletts behynd his back the Lord Calfeild. And that night after killd 7 familyes of English men women & children that lived in the land of the said Sir Phelim. And as this deponent hath heard there were above 20 familyes slayne betwixt Kinnard & Armagh by the rebells after And after the repulse <c> given at Lisnegarvy Shane oge mcKenna, and a company of rebells vnder his Comand martched through all the Barrony of Trough in the County of Monoghan & Murthered a great number of Brittish protestants Amongst others, Ancient Peirce gentleman Ambrose Blany gentleman William Challengwood gentleman and William his Sonn David Draynan gentleman Andrew Carr weeaver John Lasley Laborer and his wife, And this deponent heard it credibly reported amongst the Rebells at Glaslogh aforesaid. That Hugh <d> Mc ô Degan mcGuire a preist had done a meritorious act in the parrish of Glanally & County of ffermanagh in drawing betwixt fortie and fiftie of the English and Scottish there to reconciliation with the church of Rome, and after giveing them the sacrament demanded of them whether Christs body was really in the sacrament or not, & they said yea: And that he demanded of them further whether they de ni held the pope to be supreame head of the Church, they likewise acknowledged he was, And that therevpon he presently told them they was were in a good faith. and for feare they shold fall from it and turne hereticks he & the rest that were with him cutt all their throats And this deponent further sayth That the wife of Mr Luke ward told him this deponent That the Rebells had forced her husband to be


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drunck in drincking of his part of iij s. in drinck & that they when he was soe in drinck hanged him & she shewed this deponent the place where he was executed And saith alsoe that the Rebells pulld vp & tooke away all the seats in the Church of Monaghan vp to the Quire and carried them to the gaole to and made fyers with them for the freres: And that the Rebells did at Glaslock aforesaid burne two or 3 bybles and service books And heard them say they wold never lay downe arms, till their church were putt into its due place, and that all the plantacion Landes were given to the right owners And that if they had gotten once the Citty of Dublin taken they wold hold it noe rebellion to follow the Kinges sword in doeing any act they pleased And this deponent heard Bryan ô Hugh Preist to the said Sir <d> Phelim ô Neale say that they had fifteene hundreth thowsand of [ ] the Irish blood to manteine their warrs began begun

Alexander Creichtoune
Jurat vlt: ffeb. 1641
John Sterne
Hen: Brereton

mr Deane Jones
mr Creightons & addi{ }
Mr Cambell & add{ }


Deponent Fullname: Alexander Creichton
Deponent Gender: Male
Deponent Occupation: Gentleman
Deponent County of Residence: Monaghan
Mentioned Non-Deponent Fullnames: Turlogh oge o Neile, Phelim o Neile, Edmond Bawne , Brian oge , Neile darge mc Wade, Phelom mc Wade, Patrick mc Phelim, Art mc Neile darg mc ward, Patrick Smottogh mc Ward, Laghlin , Andrew lesk, Alexander Bayly, James Anderson, John Mewrhead, James Mewrhead, Alexander Ballengall, William *, Art mc Maghan, Richard Blany, lord Blany, * , * , Shane oge mcKenna, mcGuire, Bryan , Ancient Peirce, Ambrose Blany, William Challengwood, William *, David Draynan, Andrew Carr, John Lasley, Luke ward
Mentioned Non-Deponent Roles: Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Victim, Victim, Victim, Victim, Victim, Victim, Victim, Rebel, Victim, Mentioned, Victim, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Victim, Victim, Victim, Victim, Victim, Victim, Victim, Victim