Deposition of Jane Watson

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

Date: 1642-11-24
Identifier: 834177r142


1641 Deposition Item Type Metadata

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

fol. 177r


Jane the wife of Christopher Watson late of the towne of Monoghan Blacksmith sworne and examined saith That since the begining of the presente rebellion vizt the 23th of october she this deponent & her said husband were deprived robbed & dispojled of their horses Mares 2 Coltes swyne worth ix li.: Howshold stuff vtensills & provision worth x li. Apparell & money vj li. vij s. vj d.; 3 musketts & Bandeleers & swordes worth iiij li. Proffitts of a garden worth xl li . fforty shillinges: & were expelled from their farme to ther losse of xx s. more, The whole pr losse comeing <a> to xxxij li. vij s. vj d. By theis Rebells following vizt Neile mc Cann of the Trough Captain of those Rebells Brian mc Maghan at or nere Cashfarragh gent Art mc Maghan now of Monoghan another Captain of the Rebells & a former Rebell whoe said that thenglish committed treason when they walked but in the streets & that those english were R the Rogues and Rebells: Brian mc Maghan of Cashfarragh another Captain of Rebells Hugh mc Maghan sonn of the said Art mc Maghan a Cheefe Captain of Rebells: & their [T ] Toowill mc Cabe a gatherer of Rentes for the Rebells & R Conn Moder ô Connelley 2 bloody executioners of many englishe: Richard ô Connelley whoe putt this deponentes & others in prison & they he & the preists and fryers pulld vp all the formes in the Church & layd them vpon the trapp doore of the prison of purpose to burne her <b> & the rest of the prisoners: Nicholas Shergill now of Corrnocashy (Late the howse of Mr George Sparks: which said Nicholas Shergill was reported by the Rebells to bee their kinge & he tooke vpon him to be their king accordingly And it was comonly reported amongst the Rebells in Monoghan That the king of England was killd And that now they hadd noe king to pray for, but the said Nicholas Shergill: for whom the Rebells did ordinarily pray for as their kinge: And further saith that the Rebells aforesaid or some of them murthered one Mr Oliver Peirs & Mr Luke Ward: and one Mr Richard Blany knight if the shire & left him lying dead

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vpon a dungholl where he lay Rotting for a whole quarter of a yere at least And at length when this deponents husband had buried him the Rebells had like to haue hanged him saying he had Committed treason in burying [ ] him: & f And further sayth that the said Nicholas Shergill did often sitt in Counsell as king amongs{t} the Rebells and made Lawes & orders And he & the rest ordered that the deponents husband & herself & the rest of the English att Monoghan should all be hanged: & they hadd bene hanged accordingly as she thincketh within one day hadd not thenglish arm{y} rescowed them And further sayth That the Rebells aforesaid assaulted and broke into the howse of one Richard Lee whom after (after he had in his defences kild 5 of those Rebells) The Rest of the Rebells mangled & hewd him in peecs
<Jur 24o Nov Mr Watson Mr Sterne Mr Aldrich Mr Brereton Mr Hitch Mr Pigott>

Jane [mark] Watson
Deposed 9 bris 24o 1642 before
Hen: Brereton
Edw Pigott
Will: Aldrich
Joh Watson

Deposition Jane Watson w id
v Christofer Watson
Jur 24 No: 1642
Hand w


Deponent Fullname: Jane Watson
Deponent Gender: Female
Deponent Occupation: Wife
Deponent County of Residence: Monaghan
Mentioned Non-Deponent Fullnames: Neile mc Cann, Brian mc Maghan, Brian mc Maghan, Hugh mc Maghan, Art mc Maghan, Toowill mc Cabe, Conn Moder , Richard , Nicholas Shergill, Oliver Peirs, Luke Ward, Richard Blany, Richard Lee
Mentioned Non-Deponent Roles: Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Victim, Victim, Victim, Victim