Deposition of Patrick O’Brian

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

Date: 1642-01-29
Identifier: 835082r142


1641 Deposition Item Type Metadata

County: Fermanagh
Deposition Type: Dublin Original
Nature of Deposition: Multiple Killing, Robbery, Words
Commissioners: Henry Jones, John Sterne
Deposition Transcription:

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Patricke O Brian of the parish of Galoone in the diocesse of Clogher halfe barrony of Coole in the county of ffermanagh an Irish protestant being dewly sworne deposeth on oath that on or about the 23 of October last past about eight of the Clocke in the forenoone he was robbed of and lost
In cattle_________________________________________________67__________0________0
In howshold stuff_________________________________________30__________0________0
In debts________________________________________________ 46__________0_________0
One lease of a tate of land granted to me by my
Master James Hatton clearke deceased 36 yeares unexpired
for which I refused 30 li.}_________________________________ 30__________0________0
In all amounting to____163 173 li.________0________0
<a> By the hands of Donogh McGuire of the county of fermanagh Patricke McCollo McDonnell of Knockballimore in the county aforsayd Brian McGuire Patrick McArt moyle mcmahon of the county of monaghan and ballybetagh of Ferboyan and barrony of Laghtee con oge con oge mc con mc hugh mc mahon of aghneholagh in the county of monaghan Phillip McShane Boy Mc mahon of anagh in the same county accompanied with divers base rogues which said Donagh McGuire sayd that it was against his will this meaning the insurrection was begun but seeing he had put to his hand he would not give out for if I should come in I should be used like Tirone who was pardoned who was persecuted <not withstanding> his many pardons And the said Con og mc con mchugh mcmahon of Aghneholagh and county of Monaghan sayd that the king knew of this rebellion and that it was as hot in England and Scotland as heer at the same tyme and he further sayd that all the nobles nobility of this kingdome which weare papists had a hand in this plott as well as my Lord McGuire and hugh oge mcmahon and that they expected ayd out of Spaine by one Owen Roe O Neale viz 10000 men & armes for as many [ ] Alsoe the said deponent further sayth that <b> he heard Colonell Plunkett say that he know of this plott eight yeares agoe, but that within these 3 yeares then last past he had beene more fully accquainted with it the cause of this deponents knowledge thereof is that in the beginning of the rebellion he was sent with a letter unto the said Colonell Plunkett from Mr Nicolas Willoughby and then heard the same from the sayd Plunket as aforsayd

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<A> upon the said 23 of October ther wear killed of our neighbours as Don Carragh McGuire told me when he came to robbe & spoyle our house with Donagh McGuire and others by them that he the sayd Don & by Patrick McRosse McGuire Edmund Carragh McGuire and divers others, these protestants vizt killed Mr Arthur Champion Mr Thomas Ironmunger Mr Litleberry the subsherriff of that County, Thomas Champion, Christopher Lynams, John Mawrice, & one Irish man, henry Crosse miles acres Thomas Sergeant, maximilian Tibbs Thomas aston, Peter Maddison, and Sebastian Cottingam James Whittwood, Joseph Crosse, Ensigne flood Robert Johnson & mihell allen, And sayeth that Rowry McGuire did hange Eleazer Midleton Clearke of the peace in the County of ffermanagh and Christopher Coates & many others whose names the deponent cannot remember And further saith that Owen mcmahon of Drunagran in the county of monaghan (as he credibly heard by mr Nicholas Willoughby & others) followed him the deponent twenty miles & vowed if they tooke him to murther kill him as wittnes my hand the 29 of January 1641

Patrick O’Brien

Deposed before vs
Jan: 29 1641

Hen: Jones
John Sterne

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fol. 83v


Patrick Brian
Com. Fermanagh
Jan: 29 1641
Int w Cert ext
85 Hand 1 Ext


68 68 w

Deponent Fullname: Patricke O Brian
Deponent Gender: Male
Deponent County of Residence: Fermanagh
Mentioned Non-Deponent Fullnames: Donogh McGuire, Patricke McCollo McDonnell, Brian McGuire, Patrick McArt, moyle mcmahon, Phillip McShane Boy Mc mahon, con oge mc con mc hugh mc mahon, Owen Roe O Neale, Don McGuire, Patrick McRosse McGuire, Edmund Carragh McGuire, Owen mcmahon, Colonell Plunkett, Nicolas Willoughby, Arthur Champion, Thomas Ironmunger, Mr Litleberry, Thomas Champion, Christopher Lynams, John Mawrice, henry Crosse, Thomas Sergeant, maximilian Tibbs, Thomas aston, Peter Maddison, Sebastian Cottingam, James Whittwood, Joseph Crosse, Ensigne flood, Robert Johnson, mihell allen, Eleazer Midleton, Christopher Coates, Rowry McGuire
Mentioned Non-Deponent Roles: Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Mentioned, Mentioned, Victim, Victim, Victim, Victim, Victim, Victim, Victim, Victim, Victim, Victim, Victim, Victim, Victim, Victim, Victim, Victim, Victim, Victim, Victim, Rebel