Deposition of Phillip Taylor

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

Date: 1642-02-08
Identifier: 836007r006


1641 Deposition Item Type Metadata

County: Armagh
Deposition Type: Dublin Original
Nature of Deposition: Arson, Assault, Captivity, Killing, Multiple Killing, Robbery, Stripping, Words
Commissioners: John Watson, William Aldrich
Deposition Transcription:

fol. 7r

Phillip Taylor late of the Portadowne in the County of Armagh husbandman ag sworne saith That about the xvj xxiiijth of October Last he this deponent was taken prisoner at Portadowne aforesaid by Toole mc Cann of now of Portadowne gent a notorious rebell and comander of a great number of rebells together with those Rebells his souldiers to the number of 100 persons or thereaboutes Att which tyme the Rebells first tooke the Castle and victualled the same, Then they assaulted and pillaged the towne & burned all the howses on the further side of the water And then the said Rebells drowned a great number of English protestants of men women and children in this deponents sight, some with their hands tyed on their backs And saith that the number of them that were soe then drowned amounted as this deponent was credibly tould and beleveth, to the number of 196 persons: And the same Rebells then alsoe threatened to shoote to death one Mr Tiffin a zealous protestant minister there & discharged a peece at him accordingly but as it pleasid god they mist him and at length he escaped from them: And further saith that the said Rebells kept this deponent in prison at portadowne aforesaid for the space of seven weekes and sett a horse Lock vpon his legg: but at length he gott a passe from the said Toole mc Cann & soe gotte away from them But whilest he stayd there many poore protestants were by the Rebells murthered in seuerall placs in about Loughgall aforesaid And they alsoe in that tyme stript of his clothes one Mr Jones a minister at Segoe nere Portadowne aforesaid: whoe afterwards escaped from them to the towne of Lisnegarvy: And the deponent hath credibly heard that one Mr ffullerton a minister & another in his company were alsoe murthered by the Rebells before the drowning of the protestants aforesaid And that the rebels <aforesaid killd a dyers wife of Ros s trevor at Newry & ript vp her belly she being with chyld of 2 children & threw her & the children into a ditch: and this deponent drive a sowe from away that was eating one of the children>
signum dicti Phillippi Taylor
Jur viijo Febr 1641 viij Jan febr 1641
William Aldrich
Joh Watson

fol. 7v


Phillip Taylor
Jur 8o ffebr. 1641


Deponent Fullname: Philip Taylor
Deponent Gender: Male
Deponent Occupation: Husbandman
Deponent County of Residence: Armagh
Mentioned Non-Deponent Fullnames: Toole mc Cann, Mr Tiffin, Mr Jones, Mr ffullerton
Mentioned Non-Deponent Roles: Rebel, Victim, Victim, Victim