Deposition of Margret Bromley

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

Date: 1642-08-22
Identifier: 836040r021


1641 Deposition Item Type Metadata

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

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Margret Bromley of Ballymore alias Tonoragge in the County of Ardmagh widowe sworne and examined deposeth and sayth That since about the begining of the present Rebellion she this deponent was forceibly at Ballimore aforesaid expelled from deprived robbd or otherwise dispoyled of her goo meanes goodes and Chattells of the value and to her present losse of hereafter mencioned vizt of howshold goods Cattle Corne apparell and money amounting to three hundreth Powndes And that dennis mc Connikin Phelim <a> Mc Gennis Phelomy ô Hanlon and Eveline Hanlone all of the parish of Tondregee are a whoe are all actors in the presente Rebellion are and stand indebted to her this deponent in seuerall somes amounting in all to lxxvij li. ster. By meanes of whose Rebellion she is verely perswaded that she must quite loose those moneys Soe as her presente losses by meanes of the presente Rebellion amount vnto the some of three hundreth seventy seven Pownds ster And further saith that the parties that soe robbd and dispoyled her were theis traytors following <b> vizt Edmund ô Hanlan of the parish of Tandregee aforesaid gentleman fferdorogh Hanlon of the same gent his brother Oghie Hanlon of the same gent Evelin ô Hanlon aforesaid Phelim mc Gennis beforenamed & Henry Hanlon of the same parish and many others to the number of nere 40 whose names <A hand> she cannott now Remember: And further saith that the said Phelomy mc Gennis and Glasny ô Hanlon Nice mc Murphy Callogh ô Hanlon and Laghlin o Rorke, hanged her husband James Bromley and one Richard Wigson murthered william Tod his wife and child, and alsoe they murthered George Copeland and his wiffe John Tost and his wife & 3 children John mc Leglan and his wiffe, and twoe children and drowned John Hartley & Ann watkins And they alsoe murthered Ann Cooke and her twoe Children and one Adam an English yowth all putt to death on May <c> Eve last, And further saith that Aughie ô Hanlon Turlogh ô Hanlon and Henry o Hanlon Edmund ô Neile and shane o Neale murthered John [draiten?] this deponents father, and hanged Charles Perkins, although they had first receved three prisoners from Lisnegarvy in exchang for him which were prisoners there And this deponent further saith that the part i e sevenscore and tenn protestants men women and <1.> children were all drowned at Portadowne at one tyme by Toole mc Cann of Portadowne and his Companions and the <2.> Rebells gathered out of seuerall parishes within the County of Ardmaghe

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which they drowned at scarvagh bridge vizt one hundreth at one tyme: fowrscore at another time threescore at another tyme and fiftie at another tyme And there were divers other persons killed & drowned by the Rebells at other tymes & places whose names she is not able to expresse. And at the last tyme of her knowledg of their most extreeme cruelty the Rebells gathered together threescore and odd Protestants pretending they would send them to Clanyboyes to the lord Hamilton: but in [ ] steed thereof they most miserably drowned them at scarvagh bridge aforesaid <C> And this deponent being a Prisoner amongst the Rebells heard one <d> of them vizt Patrick mc Court of the parish of TAndregee aforesaid say theis words If I had the king of England in the Chamber vizt where hee the said Patrick then was,) he I would take of the kinges head in within halfe and an howre And she heard divers of the Rebells say That if they should conquere Ireland they wold make Sir Phelim Roe ô Neile their king of the north of Ireland: And it was a Comon report amongst the Rebells that the preists and fryers were the cawse of their killing & putting to death thenglish and Scottish protestants: And the Rebells alsoe vsually sayd that the protestants were worse then doggs, and were noe Christians but those that were Christened at Masse were Christians & th at the protestants shold be Chistened over againe at Masse before they cold be Christians, And the Rebells alsoe said that they knew that if they themselves shold dy the next morning their sowles sholde goe to god & they were very gladd of the Revenge which they had taken of the English
The marke of Margret Bromley
Jur xxijo Augusti 1642
Will: Aldrich
John Sterne:


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Margret Bromley Jur
23 Aug 1642
Ex Cert fact
hand w


Deponent Fullname: Margret Bromley
Deponent Gender: Female
Deponent Occupation: Widow
Deponent County of Residence: Armagh
Mentioned Non-Deponent Fullnames: dennis mc Connikin, Phelim Mc Gennis, Phelomy , Eveline Hanlone, Edmund , fferdorogh Hanlon, Oghie Hanlon, Henry Hanlon, , Laghlin o Rorke, Aughie , Turlogh , Henry o Hanlon, Edmund , shane o Neale, Toole mc Cann, Patrick mc Court, Phelim Roe , * Hamilton, James Bromley Bromley, Richard Wigson, william Tod, George Copeland, John Tost, John mc Leglan, John Hartley, Ann watkins, Ann Cooke, Adam *, John [draiten?], Charles Perkins, king of England
Mentioned Non-Deponent Roles: Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Mentioned, Victim, Victim, Victim, Victim, Victim, Victim, Victim, Victim, Victim, Victim, Victim, Victim, Mentioned