Deposition of William Morton

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

Date: 1642-01-05
Identifier: 835147r195


1641 Deposition Item Type Metadata

County: Fermanagh
Deposition Type: Dublin Original
Nature of Deposition: Arson, Assault, Multiple Killing, Robbery, Stripping
Commissioners: Henry Brereton, William Hitchcock
Deposition Transcription:

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William Morton of kinneneber of the parish of Drummully halfe Barrony of Coole & County of ffermanagh yeoman Aged thirty Nyne yeares or thereabouts being duely sworne deposeth that the three & twentieth day of October last he this deponent was Seized of a good Estate in ffreehold to him & his heires for ever of one tate & a quarter of a tate of land caled by the seuerall names of ffeugh, Mullanecough, Derigrany & Corlatt being parte & parcell of the proporcion of Aghalaine, in the halfe Barrony of Knockniny & County aforesaid (David Creighton Esquire being cheife lord of the same) att & vnder the Annuall or yearely rent of tenn pounds Eight shilings fower pence, being well worth One hundreth & three score pounds And alsoe possessed by lease of a tate of land caled kinneneber for the tearme of ffowerscore & tenn yeares from the first day of May last att & vnder the Annuall or yearely Rent of twenty fower shilings being parte & parcell of the Mannor of Castle Brinsly alias Castlecoole Sir Stephen Butler knight deceased late cheife lord of the same, worth two hundreth & thirty pounds of Cattle worth one hundreth pounds of Corne worth tenn pounds, of household goods & provition within the house worth ffowerscore pounds of hay husbandry geare & other things goods worth tenn pounds in Monyes tenn pounds In all Amounting to the some of six hundreth pounds And being soe seized and possessed of the said lands, lease, Cattle, & goods as aforesaid was Robed and lost the same by the Rob meanes of Captaine Rory Magwire of hassetttowne in the Barrony of Lurge & County aforesaid Donagh Magwire of the Barrony of Maghare staphany in the said County Esquire unckle to the lord Magwire Richard Newgent Esquire father in lawe to the said lord Magwire & other Rebellious Irish Riseing vpp in Armes with the said Captaine Rory (vizt) of his household goods monyes & writeings touching his severall Estats the three & twentieth day of October last his Cattle the fower & twentieth day of the same month, And the rest of his goods and hee his wife & five Children Stript the five & twentieth of the same month And further deposeth that vpon the said three & twentieth day of October last there being about the Number of Eighteene of the said Rebells that besett this deponents dweling house this deponent discharged a Calliver & a fowleing peece, att the discharging of which peece, one of the Rebells through

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the windowe wounded this deponent in his Right hand with a pike verie dangerously, some of them giveing out in speeches that if he this deponent wold not open the doare, they wold fyer the house over him, wherevpon this deponent his wife and five Children Escaped out a back windowe & ffled to the woods to save there lives (it being a darke night) after which the said Rebells broake into this deponents said house tooke away his goods & provition and afterwards fyred the said house, parte of which said household goods this deponent did afterwards (vizt vpon the said five & twentieth day of October) see in the dweling house of James lord Bishop of Clougher att Drumbrochus in the said Barrony of Coole & County aforesaid And did see Neale mcCabe Tirla Mageare & John Rely (three of the said Bishops men) the six & twentieth day of October aforesaid breake open this deponents kilne dore and from thence did take tenn bushells of Barlie Malt or thereabouts & carried the same to the said lord Bishops house. And further this deponent deposeth that one Isabell a Scotch woman and servant to the said lord Bishop of Clougher (in this deponents heareing) sayd the said Bishop of Clougher had appoynted the day followeing (being the said six & twentieth day of October) to meete the said Captaine Rory Magwire with two hundreth men to helpe him to take Eneskillen And further this deponent deposeth that he did see Leiftenant William Greaham in Company with the said Captaine Rory the said five & twentieth day of October & alsoe Ambros Carleton a kinsman of the said Leftenant William Greaham & they neither directed nor assisted this deponent nor his neigbors but were present with the said Captaine Rory without anye Molestacion or harme done vnto them, And this deponent further deposeth that he hath heard that the said Captaine Rory Magwire or some of his Rebellious Company had Murthered of the English protestants that lived in the said parish of Drummullie of men women & Children fforty in Number or thereabouts And that there is att least one hundreth of Men women & Children (that inhabited & lived

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In good Manner & fashion within the said parish) perish{ed} and dead, since the said Rebells expulst and put them out of there habitacions & dwelings w{ith} there Cruell & vnmercifull dealeings towards {the} said partyes being English protestants.
William Morton Ju.
Jurat 5 of January 1641
Hen: Brereton
Will: Hithcock

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William Moreton: Com Ffermanagh
5 Jan: 1641 Jur
hand memoriall

Bishop of Clougher


Deponent Fullname: William Morton
Deponent Gender: Male
Deponent Occupation: Yeoman
Deponent County of Residence: Fermanagh
Mentioned Non-Deponent Fullnames: David Creighton, Stephen Butler, Isabell *, lord Magwire, Rory Magwire, Donagh Magwire, Richard Newgent, James lord Bishop of Clougher, Neale mcCabe, Tirla Mageare, John Rely, William Greaham, Ambros Carleton
Mentioned Non-Deponent Roles: Mentioned, Mentioned, Mentioned, Mentioned, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel