Deposition of Elizabeth Clark

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

Date: 1643-01-17
Identifier: 834156r124


1641 Deposition Item Type Metadata

County: Louth & Monaghan
Deposition Type: Dublin Original
Nature of Deposition: Assault, Multiple Killing, Robbery
Commissioners: Henry Brereton, John Watson, William Aldrich
Deposition Transcription:

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[Copy in MS 834, fols 54r-55r]

Elizabeth Clark late of Peterborrowe in the County of Monoghan widow the Late wiffe of Thomas Clark of the same gent sworne & examined sayth: That since in the begining of the presente Rebellion and by meanes thereof her said husband and she were by the expelled robbed or otherwise dispoyled of their meanes goodes and chattells of the value <a> & to their present Losse of CCClxxxvj li. sterling By Patrick mc Ardell mc Ever mc Maghan of the Cargogh in the said County gent Garrett mc [ Ke y e?] Makee of neere Peterborrowe aforesaid farmer & many other Rebells whose names she knows not & sayth that most of the said goods were brought vnto and received by Collo mc Brian mc Maghan now of CarrickmaCrosse Esquire & Roger Whithead of Eniskeine in the said County gent: And further saith That the parties which she saw & knoweth to bee in actuall Rebellion & to carry armes against his Maiesty & his loyall subiectes are theis that follow vizt The said Collo mc Brian mc Maghan Roger Whithead Patrick mc Ardell mc Ever mc Maghan Garrett Makee and one Patrick fitz Ed mon des & Owen ô Murphie 2 bloudy Rebells Patrick Groome mc Clagh Art mc Brian mc Maghan brother to the said Collo: Patrick mc Laghlin mc Maghan & Rosse mc Laghlin mc Maghan: Ever mc Laughlin mc Maghan their viccar generall & a most cruell and bloudy preist: Edmund mc Laughlin mc Maghan another preist Peirce o Duffie and <A> Turloghe ô Duffy his eldest sonn which said Turlogh and the said Rosse mc Laghlin mc Maghan drowned 17 men women <b> & children all protestantes, att Ballerosse in the said County: Patrick mc Ever mc Maghan Owen mc Ever mc Maghan Rory mc Ever mc Maghan Hugh mc Ever mc Maghan and Art mc Ever mc Maghan being the 5 sonns of Cullo mc Ever mc Maghan nere Castleblany gent Turloghe oge ô Neile & Shane ô Neile both sonns to Henry ô Neile of Glassdrum Esquire: Philip ô Calon of nere Carrickmacrosse gent Donnogh Roe ô Calon & Patrick Roe ô Calon both brothers & kinsmen to the said Phillip Phillip ô Duffie popish preist of the parrish of Dunamaine
<B> And further sayth that on New yeres day 1641 the foresaid 3 preistes (did Cheeffe instigators) & the rest of the Rebells cawsed this deponentes husband & Mr William Williams Mr Ethell Jones Mr Gabriell Williams Mr James Mountgomery minister of Dunamaine, Mr Roswell and his wiffe whoe

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<(Whoe> were soe aged they both went vpon staues) Thomas Osburne Richard Hollis Richard Taylor John Morris Phillip Pharley William Woodes Tho: Trann John Jackson Tho: Aldersey: George Greene Raphe Seacome Edward Ball Edward Cudworth Robert Ray Richard Gates: & John servant to Mr Boyle and another that was servant to Mr Dillon & gathered his rents John Walmisley Richard Musgrave William Musgrave and his wiffe Henry Wyles: Georg Harrison Thomas Yonge and divers others protestantes whose names she knowes not, to bee putt to death some they hanged & some they stabbed wounded & cutt in peeces & one of them vizt the said Osborne after the Rebells hadd hanged they give him at least fforty woundes in seuerall partes of his bodie And < c > sayth That the said Ever mc Laghlin the preist was brought a warrant from Coll mc Brian and other the Rebellious Counsell at [Tre Tredarth] the seege of Tredarth for putting to death <B stet B> the parties aforesaid: & imployed and busied himself in the procureing thereof: & after shewed the said warrant to this deponent and others
<Hand> And further sayth that the said Rebell Patrick mc Laghlin mc Maghan and others of he Rebells often sayd in her hearing That if they might haue their owne Lawes and all lord deputies & other great gouernors officers Judges and magistrats in Ireland to bee all of the irishe Then they wold not forsake the king of England, but if they might not then they would make a king amongst them of their owne: further saying that now they had begun They would either roote out all the English or the Englishe should roote out them for they knew if the english prevailed they shold never be trusted & therefore they wold goe on in their accions or to that effecte. And saith alsoe that the said Rebell Owen ô Murphy twice escaped the gallows by the meanes of the said Mr Williams: & yet he was the only man that cawsed the said Mr Williams to be hanged

[mark] The mark of the said Elizabeth Clarke
Jur 17o January 1642
Joh Watson
Will Aldrich
Hen: Brereton

Elizabeth Clark Jur
17 January 1642
Intw Exr

Deponent Fullname: Elizabeth Clark
Deponent Gender: Female
Deponent Occupation: Widow
Deponent County of Residence: Monaghan
Mentioned Non-Deponent Fullnames: Patrick mc Ardell mc Ever mc Maghan, Garrett Makee, Collo mc Brian mc Maghan, Roger Whithead, Patrick mc Ardell mc Ever mc Maghan, Garrett Makee, Patrick fitz Edmondes, Owen , Patrick Groome mc Clagh, Art mc Brian mc Maghan, Collo: Patrick mc Laghlin mc Maghan, Rosse mc Laghlin mc Maghan, Ever mc Laughlin mc Maghan, Edmund mc Laughlin mc Maghan, Peirce o Duffie, Turloghe , Rosse mc Laghlin mc Maghan, Patrick mc Ever mc Maghan, Owen mc Ever mc Maghan, Rory mc Ever mc Maghan, Hugh mc Ever mc Maghan, Art mc Ever mc Maghan, Cullo mc Ever mc Maghan, Turloghe oge , Shane , Henry , Philip , Donnogh Roe , Patrick Roe , Phillip , William Williams, Ethell Jones, Gabriell Williams, James Mountgomery, Mr Roswell, Thomas Osburne, Richard Hollis, Richard Taylor, John Morris, Phillip Pharley, William Woodes, Tho: Trann, John Jackson, Tho: Aldersey, George Greene, Raphe Seacome, Edward Ball, Edward Cudworth, Robert Ray, Richard Gates, John *, John Walmisley, Richard Musgrave, William Musgrave, Henry Wyles, Georg Harrison, Thomas Yonge, king of England
Mentioned Non-Deponent Roles: Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Victim, Victim, Victim, Victim, Victim, Victim, Victim, Victim, Victim, Victim, Victim, Victim, Victim, Victim, Victim, Victim, Victim, Victim, Victim, Victim, Victim, Victim, Victim, Victim, Victim, Victim, Victim, Mentioned