Deposition of Elizabeth Taylor

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

Date: 1642-01-08
Identifier: 835176r220


1641 Deposition Item Type Metadata

County: Fermanagh
Deposition Type: Dublin Original
Nature of Deposition: Apostacy, Arson, Assault, Desecration, Robbery, Stripping
Commissioners: Henry Brereton, Henry Jones
Deposition Transcription:

fol. 176r

Elizabeth Taylor the late wyfe of John Taylor of the Newton alias Castle Coole in the parishe of Drumully & halfe Barony of the Cole in the Countie of ffarmanagh weaver beinge dewly sworne before vs deposeth & sayth That her late husbande the 23th day of October laste paste was Rightfully possessed of the goods and Chatles followinge vizt off xiiijten heads of Cowes & Catle worth xx li. off housholdstuff beddinge brasse pewter Lynnen & other implements worth xli. of yarne ready mony butter and cheese worth xvij li. x s. and that she of working tooles for a clothier worth x[v ? ] li. & Ha y worth 40 s. In all 64 li. 10 s. & that the <In toto 64 li. 10 s. And that the> same daye, Hugh mc Cahell, Edmond mc Master, Tirlaugh mc Donnell & diuerse other of the Irishe Neighbors within the said parishe & Barony of Cole Cam to this deponents house and forciably entred into the same and possessed themselfs and tooke away all their deponents said goods and Catle, and haue ever since detayned the same from them, And saith that she and her said husbande with the Reste of the Neighbors fled for the Moore saufetie of ther lyfes into the Churche of the Newton, beinge a fayer Church New builte by the inhabitants of that parishe, and ther remayned vntill the Munday followinge beinge the 25th of October laste when about xen of the Clocke in the forenoone Capten Rowry Magwier brother to the Lord Magwier Cam to the Church wher they soe were, accompayned with a great Multitude of Irishe men to the nomber of a 1000 persons & upwards, which they not beinge able to resciste vpon his faythfull promise that they sholde quietly Enioye ther owne, & receiue noe harme they lett him & his Company into the said Church wherinto he had noe soner entred, but in Contempt of god & his sacred worde, he went vp into the pulpyt, and tooke downe the Englishe byble that was ther & Rent & tore the same in peces, & he and his Company trampled the same vnder ther fett, and then & there most perfediously fell vpon the Englishe and Ryfled & strypte them naked and Turned them out of the towne and then sett the towne a fyer and burnte the same downe. And further deposeth that her said husbande went in the Company with Capten Edw. Aldriche Towards releef of Tredaff. But whether he bee deade or alyfe she knoweth not, nor cannot further depose. And that Mr Patrick Primrose Leiftenant Grymes & Ambrose Carleton & Archibald Johnson wer in Company aydinge of them in ther said Rebellious acte & went with them to Masse.
<Patrick Primrose { } Newton>
Eliz: [mark] Taylor
her marke
<deposed before vs Jan. 8. 1641.
Hen: Jones
Hen: Brereton>

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Deponent Fullname: Elizabeth Taylor
Deponent Gender: Female
Deponent Occupation: Widow
Deponent County of Residence: Fermanagh
Mentioned Non-Deponent Fullnames: John Taylor, Hugh mc Cahell, Edmond mc Master, Tirlaugh mc Donnell, Rowry Magwier, Lord Magwier, Patrick Primrose, Leiftenant Grymes, Ambrose Carleton, Archibald Johnson
Mentioned Non-Deponent Roles: Victim, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Mentioned, Apostate, Apostate, Apostate, Apostate