Deposition of Martha Culme

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

Date: 1642-02-14
Identifier: 834111r093


1641 Deposition Item Type Metadata

County: Louth & Monaghan
Deposition Type: Dublin Original
Nature of Deposition: Robbery
Commissioners: Henry Brereton, Henry Jones
Deposition Transcription:

fol. 111r


The Ex
The Examination of Mrs Martha Culme of the County of Letrim in the County of Monaghan taken february the 14th 1641 whoe being duly sworne saith
That this examinate being by the Rebels forced from her dwelling & robbed of all her goodes she was enforced to shift from place to place for safeguard of her life particularly at william buy Flemings house in the parish of Tehallen <at last> in the County of Monaghan where she did heare the said Fleming in detestation of the cruelty of the Rebels to relate that while Sir Phelim o Neale did lye with his forces before the Ogher in the County of Tirone the Irish women would follow after the Irish rebel soldiers & put them forward to cruelty with these & such wordes, spare neither man woman nor child: god so pitty youres soules as you pitty them intending those wordes to cruelty. this Examinant further <a> saith that in the said Flemings house one Art mcPatrick mctole buy mcMahon of the barony of ballyne Cargy in the said baro parish be speaking to this Examinant in Irish she desired he would deliver himelfe in English for she vnderstood not Irish; he answered in English that such as spake English should forfet ten shilings to the king. what king saith this Examinant is he have we that will not alow the speaking of English? what king saith he, but the Earle of Tirone? she asked where the Earle was, he answered in the North where he was landed with 40000 Spaniards whereof 10000 where then with Sir Phelim o Neale.

Martha Cvlme
Deposed before vs
febr. 14. 1641.
Hen: Jones.
Hen: Brereton.



Mrs Martha Culme
Com Monaghan
february 14.


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febr. 10. 1641

Deponent Fullname: Martha Culme
Deponent Gender: Female
Deponent County of Residence: Monaghan
Mentioned Non-Deponent Fullnames: william buy Flemings, Earle of Tirone, Phelim o Neale, Art mcPatrick mctole buy mcMahon
Mentioned Non-Deponent Roles: Mentioned, Mentioned, Rebel, Rebel